WELLSTON - Ethel L. Argabright, 73, of South Ohio Avenue, Wellston,
died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston.
She was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Frankfurt, Germany, daughter of the
late Maria Mucke and stepdaughter of the late Johann Noll. Mrs. Argabright
spent her youth in the towns of Frankfurt and Bernberg, Germany. She met
her husband, the late James W. Argabright, while he was serving in the
U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany, and the couple married in Frankfurt
on Aug. 28, 1948. She was a member of Wellston First Baptist Church, and
had worked as a clerk at Perdue's Five and Dime store, and at the election
polls, before her six-year battle with bone cancer.
She is survived by five sons and three daughters-in-law, Gerald and
Nancy of Chillicothe, John Michael of Waterford, Ronald and Ruth of Mesa,
Ariz., Dean of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Brent and Darcie of Bonita Springs,
Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Renate, Kathy, Ryan, Seth, David, Rachel, Kyle,
Nicole, Matthew and Alicia; and a great-granddaughter, Megan; as well as
many lifelong friends and acquaintances in her native Germany and her adopted
hometown of Wellston.
Besides her mother, stepfather and husband, she was preceded in death
by a grandson, Roderick.
Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston, with Pastor Mark Baker officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist
Church, 102 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wellston 45692; Edgewood Manor, 405 N.
Park Ave., Wellston; or Jackson County Cancer Society, c/o Roxie Underwood,
103 N. David Ave., Jackson 45640.
Our Baby for a while; Our Angel Forever
Jesus needed an angel so gentle and pure
So he chose precious Ethyn for his own
To stand at the gate as a beckoning light
To show all of us the way home.
So when you are lonely, discouraged or blue
Remember his light shines night and day.
Just look toward Heaven and you'll see his smile
As he shines out to show you the way.
McARTHUR - Ethyn Micheal Gross, infant son of Michael and Jami East
Gross of McArthur, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Holzer Medical
Ethyn will be missed by maternal grandparents Robert East of Albany,
Thomas Arthur of Arizona and Pamela East of Albany; paternal grandparents
Linda Thomas of Zaleski and Dennis Gross of Chauncey; maternal great-grandparents
Ora Barney of Radcliff, Grace East of Albany, and James and Georgia Cozort
of Wellston; and paternal great-grandparents Irvin and Doris Cozort of
West Virginia. Ethyn also will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandfathers Earl Barney and
Richard East, and paternal great-grandparents Dorothy and George Gross.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Bowen Cemetery,
with the Rev. Edward Barney officiating.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Garrett Funeral Home,
NELSONVILLE - Everett N. Patton, 81, of Nelsonville, died Thursday,
Nov. 30, 2000, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.
He was born April 16, 1919, in Haydenville, son of the late James and
Virgia Chandler Patton. He was a retired employee of the shipping department
at Kaiser Aluminum and attended Nelsonville Wesleyan Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy C. Monk Adams Patton; a stepson,
Fred (Lucretia) Adams of Nelsonville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry (Kay)
Llewellyn of Nelsonville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren;
nieces and nephews James and Charlotte Myers, James and Nancy Monk, Roger
Monk, and Robert and Becky Monk, all of Logan, and Michael and Janice Fish
of Napoleon, Mich., and Gale and Judy Monk of Nelsonville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Brady;
a great-grandson, Caleb Adams; a sister, Hazel Patton; a sister and brother-in-law,
Velma and the Rev. Gale Monk; and a nephew, Donald Monk.
Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Warren-Brown Funeral home
in Nelsonville, with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating. Burial will be
in Connett Cemetery, Athens County.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m.
SYRACUSE - Florence I. Warner, 77, of 4th Street, Syracuse, died Sunday,
Nov. 26, 2000, in the extended care facility at Veterans Memorial Hospital
She was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Pomeroy, daughter of the late Price
P. and Mary Catherine Wickham Hawk.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Morris; and two sons, John and
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Sutton Cemetery
near Racine. Friends may call at Cremeans Funeral Home in Racine today
from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meigs County branch of Holzer
Hospice, 115 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy 45769.
RUTLAND - Geneva Shumate, 86, of Rutland, died Wednesday, Nov. 22,
2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
She was born July 25, 1914, in Rowan County, Ky., daughter of the late
John and Bessie Stigall Fisher.
She is survived by a son, Ivan Shumate; daughters Janet Broadwater
and Gloria Johnson; and a stepson, Daniel Stidham. She was preceded in
death by a son, Leon Shumate.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Birchfield Funeral Home,
Rutland. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and
Saturday one hour prior to services.
ATHENS - Georgia Allen Jeffers, 87, resident of Arbors East, a former
resident of Gahanna and Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Ohio State
University Hospital East.
She was born on April 2, 1913, in Summerfield. She was a graduate of
Ohio University and retired from teaching elementary school in 1976 after
having taught 40 1/2 years. She taught third grade at East Elementary School
in Athens and then at Federal Hocking Schools in the towns of Stewart and
Amesville. She also briefly taught elementary school in the towns of Corning
and Cedarville when starting her career. She was a member of First Presbyterian
Church while in Athens and then Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phon Jeffers, in 1975; and
by her mother, Nancy Allen, in 1988.
She is survived by her daughter, Nanci Paulian of Gahanna; and by many
cousins and friends, including special thanks to the caring staff of Arbors
East and OSU Hospital East.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road (on Route 62, one-half
mile northeast of Hamilton Road), Gahanna, where funeral services will
be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor John J. Manos and Pastor John Chase
officiating. Interment will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Jeffers Cemetery
in Athens County.
LOGAN - Gloria M. Hardman, 76, of Logan, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000,
at Logan Health Care Center.
She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Dayton, daughter of the late Charles
and Alice Whitcomb Jones.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Jean Patterson.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home
in Logan. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, one hour prior to
NELSONVILLE - Helen Louise Henshaw Carr, 88, of Nelsonville, passed
away peacefully in her sleep with her son and daughter-in-law at her side
Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Traditions at Stygler Road Nursing Home,
She was born May 23, 1912, in Nelsonville, the daughter of the late
Walter and Henrietta Simonton McKibben. She was the widow of Everett Carr,
and of her first husband, Mervin Henshaw.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Martha) Henshaw of Gahanna; two grandsons,
David (Julie) Henshaw of Westerville and Mark (Valerie) Henshaw of Pickerington;
four great-grandchildren, Jarred, Matthew, Adam and Rachel Henshaw; and
two nieces, Mollie Jane Moellendick of McConnelsville and Sherry Maffin
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence McKibben; and a sister,
Mary Etta Maffin.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Souers-Cardaras
Funeral Home, Nelsonville. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the
time of the services.
RACINE - Hilda R. Harris, 89, of Racine, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000,
at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
She was born Aug. 27, 1911, in Clifton, W.Va., daughter of the late
Harry and Lula Hall Harris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Burns Harris. She
is survived by children Jane Huffman and Jill Williams.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time
of services. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
POMEROY - Hugh H. Davis, Ph.D., 91, of Pomeroy, died Wednesday, Nov.
29, 2000, at the extended care unit of Veterans Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 18, 1909, in Pomeroy, son of the late John Stanley
Davis and Leah Moore Davis. He was a graduate of the Pomeroy High School
Class of 1928, was Phi Beta Kappa 1932, graduated from Ohio University
in 1932, taught Latin and English at Pomeroy High School 1932-33, was a
Teaching Fellow at Indiana University 1933-35, received a masters of arts
degree from Indiana University in 1935, was an instructor of classical
language at OU 1936-37, was a research assistant in classics at the University
of Cincinnati 1937-43, was a special agent for the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence
Corps 1943-47, served in Italy 1944-47; did graduate study at the University
of Cincinnati 1948-50; received a Ph.D. in classics from the University
of Cincinnati in 1950; was associate professor of classical languages at
Fordham University 1950-53; taught at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y.,
1953-78; was named Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Classics at LeMoyne College
He was a life member of American Philological Association, The Renaissance
Society of America, and Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society.
He is survived by nieces and nephews, Milton Davis of Gladwin, Mich.,
Janet Rogan of Zelienople, Pa., Ruthann Davis Bell of Brighton, Mich.,
and Leah Altmayer of Levittown, N.Y.; grandnieces and grandnephews Debra
Downard of Elkton, Susan McDowell of Plano, Texas, Jon Davis of Temperance,
Mich., Robert Davis of Elkton, Debra DiBiagio of Monaca, Pa., James Rogan
of Erie, Pa., Stewart Altmayer of Slingerlands, N.Y., Lawrence Altmayer
of Alexandria, Va., Janet Rodgers of Chevy Chase, Md., and Nancy Broughman
of Belpre; and a cousin, Frank Trautman of Parkersburg, W.Va.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters
Milton Davis Sr., Geraldine Young, Lydia Davis and Duane Davis; and nieces
Marilyn Rice and Elaine Rodgers.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Beech Grove Cemetery
in Pomeroy, with the Rev. Katharin Foster officiating. Military services
will be conducted by Feeney Bennett American Legion Post 128.
There will be no calling hours or visitation. Arrangements are by Fisher-Acree
Funeral Home in Pomeroy.
ATHENS - Ira Thomas Zook Jr. of 9755 Bassett Road, Athens, died Monday,
Nov. 27, 2000, in Athens.
He was born Dec. 18, 1934, near La Tour, Mo., son of the late Ira Thomas
Sr. and Ethel Detwiler Zook. He married Joan Esch on Aug. 19, 1959.
Zook earned degrees in music from Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., and
from the University of Michigan. He devoted his career to vocal teaching,
performing and conducting. He served on the faculties of Eastern Mennonite
College in Harrisonburg, Va., and Eastern Michigan between 1965 and 1973.
He joined the music faculty at Ohio University in 1973, where he served
as director of choral activities, chairman of the voice division, conductor
of the Ohio University Singers and Musical Union, and founded the Singing
Men of Ohio.
He was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church, where he conducted
the chancel choir for 27 years. He was Buckeye Chapter president of the
National Association of Teachers of Singing, and a member of the Music
Club of America. He recently was recognized by the governor of Ohio and
the Vocal Arts Resource Network for his achievements in the field of vocal
He is survived by his wife, Joan; two children, Dr. Katrina Zook of
Laramie, Wyo., and Ira Thomas Zook III of New York City; and a sister,
Vera Schmucker of Goshen.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a 4-year-old brother,
Vernon; an infant brother; and his stepmother, Ruby Martin.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, 6 p.m., at Athens First Presbyterian
Memorial gifts may be made to the Singing Men of Ohio, c/o OU School
NELSONVILLE - James C. "Jimmy" Bradley, 55, of Nelsonville, passed
away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in Logan.
He was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Logan, son of Thelma D. Moore Bradley
of Nelsonville and the late Earl W. Bradley.
In addition to his mother, Jimmy is survived by a brother, Thomas (Geri)
Bradley of Buchtel; a sister, JoAnn Gwilym of Nelsonville; nieces and nephews
Tammy Hall, Ike Gwilym and Annette Talbert, all of Nelsonville, and Kathy
Ruisinger of Houston, Texas; and great-nieces and great-nephews Amanda
and Keri Hall, Jason Gwilym, Susan (John) Ruisinger, and Zach, Abbie and
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Bradley and Earl Bradley
Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Ike Gwilym.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral
Home in Nelsonville, with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Interment
will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
NELSONVILLE - John A. Figgins, 74, formerly of Nelsonville and Upper
Arlington, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at First Community Village
John was a World War II Army veteran, and retired after 18 years as
an accountant with Ohio State University.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maud Figgins;
brothers Alonzo and Paul Figgins; and sisters Betty Riley and Jane Keating.
John is survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas E. Keating Sr.; a niece,
Kay Riley; and nephews Dan Keating and Thomas E. Keating Jr.
Friends may call at Shoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road
in Columbus, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Northwest Christian
Church, 1340 Fishinger Road, Columbus 43221, with the Rev. Paul Lantis
Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northwest Christian
WELLSTON - Karen Ann Steel, 59, of South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston,
died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at her home.
She was born May 30, 1941, in Kenton, daughter of Clayton and Thelma
Sturgill Jordan of Wellston.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Harry L. Steel
A memorial service will be announced by Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel
NELSONVILLE - Larry N. Mourn, 63, of Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov.
20, 2000, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in New Marshfield, son of the late Clarence
and Nellie Smart Mourn. He was a retired machine operator for Columbus
He is survived by his wife, Rita McClain Mourn; a son, Steven "Buzz"
Mourn of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Terri) Austin of Columbus
and Mrs. Joel (Kathy) Damante of Hilliard; two grandchildren, Andrew and
Allison Damante of Hilliard; and a sister, Mrs. Phil (Patty Sue) Walters
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home
in Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Cogar officiating. Burial will be in
Friends may call at the funeral home today, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur James Cancer Hospital,
300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus 43210.
Lester Culp Sr.
WELLSTON - Lester R. Culp Sr., 61, of Wellston, died Tuesday, Nov.
21, 2000, at University Hospital, Columbus.
He was born March 11, 1939, in Columbus, son of the late George and
Nellie Brooks Culp. He is survived by a son, Roger Culp Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Sts. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, with military
services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Friends may call at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston, on Sunday from
2 to 8 p.m., where Rosary will be recited at 8.
CHAUNCEY - Lorena F. "Foney" Russell, 86, of Chauncey, died Sunday,
Nov. 26, 2000, at Brookside Rehabilitation Center, The Plains.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral
Home in Albany. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 6 to 9 p.m.
MIDDLEPORT - Mary R. Cobb, 90, of Middleport, died Tuesday, Nov. 28,
2000, in Middleport.
She was born April 4, 1910, in Gallia County, daughter of the late
Jesse and Rachel Miller Robertson.
She is survived by stepchildren Veneta McKeown, Naomi Hauser and Harold
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Opie
Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Community Church in Middleport.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport today from
7 to 9 p.m.
ATHENS - Mary L. Durnion, 93, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, Nov.
29, 2000, at Kimes Convalescent Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1907, in Plymouth, Mass., daughter of the late
Ettori and Erminia Malaguti Zandi. She was the wife of the late James M.
Durnion; and was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Zandi, and a sister,
She will be sadly missed by a daughter, Mary Lou Bernard of Athens;
grandsons James (Celeste) Bernard of Seattle, Wash., and Jonathan Bernard
of Athens; a sister, Marion Pratt of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous friends.
Mary was a graduate of Plymouth High School and graduated magna cum
laude from Tufts (Jackson) University in 1929 with a degree in Latin. While
at Tufts, she played varsity basketball and, during her senior year, was
captain of the field hockey team. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris,
took courses at Harvard University, and received a masters degree in French
literature from Boston University in 1945. She was a teacher in the Essex
schools for 29 years, teaching high school Latin, French and junior high
English. In 1962, she retired from teaching when her husband was transferred
to Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Athens after her husband's death in 1972.
While in Athens, Mary continued her love of education and the French language
by taking courses at Ohio University and attending the Study Abroad Program
in Tours for three years. She traveled extensively in the United States,
British Isles, Europe and Africa.
In Essex, Mary was a member of First Congregational Church, the Madam
Varney Guild, and the Essex Teachers' Club. In Athens, she was a member
of First Presbyterian Church and the Thursday Morning Circle, Phi Beta
Kappa, where she was honored two years ago as a 70-year member, AAUW, Pallas
Club, Ohio University Trustees Academy, Athens Foundation, Friends of International
Students, and founding members of La Causerie Francaise.
Mary was an inspiration to her family and friends as they observed
her determination to live an independent life and continue her pursuit
of learning. The family would like to extend special thanks to The Lindley
Inn and Kimes Convalescent Center.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, 1 p.m., at Athens First
Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Craig Seitz. Interment of ashes will be
in Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, Mass.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens on Friday,
7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mary L. Durnion
Scholarship Fund, c/o Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens
45701; The Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses Association, 280 E. State
St., Athens 45701; or a charity of choice.
THE PLAINS - Myrtle E. Queen, 88, The Plains, formerly of Gallipolis,
died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Howard
and Leona Belle Cline Folden. She was a retired nursing assistant for Gallipolis
State Institute and a member of Gallipolis VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her stepson, Donovan (Lois) Queen of Stockport;
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces Carol
(Judy) Folden of Celina, Danny (Phyllis) Folden of Nelsonville, Stanley
Folden of Columbus, Sharon (Brooks) Childs of Nokomis, Fla., Sandy (Rodney
"Lem") Griffin of Cannon Lake, Texas, and Linda (Neil) Martin of Albany;
two sisters-in-law, Verna Queen and Dorothy (Franklin) Townsend; and a
brother-in-law, Marvin Queen.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George
William Queen, in 1967; and by two brothers, Carol and Loyal Folden.
Funeral services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home,
Albany, with the Rev. Lewis Dunnells officiating. Burial will be in Ohio
Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis.
Calling hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LOGAN- Norma M. Withem, of Logan, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Hocking
Valley Community Hospital in Logan.
Born in Pittsburgh near Murray City, she was the daughter of the late
Lawrence and Mae Schooley Lanning.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell
E. "Dean" Withem.
Funeral services will be on Monday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral
Home in Logan. Burial will be in Conner Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m.
COOLVILLE - Ralph Emerson Douglas, 97, of 42911 Bearwallow Ridge Road,
Coolville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation
Center in Pomeroy.
He was born July 6, 1903, in Burlingham, son of the late Harvey and
Josephine Barnhill Douglas. He retired from the maintenance department
of Athens Mental Health Center after 37 1/2 years of service.
He is survived by six granddaughters, Gay Ann Burke of Coolville, Sue
Wilkes of Athens, Marcia Guess of Tuppers Plains, Sonia Jarvis of Guysville,
Teresa Heater of Williamstown, W.Va., and Barbara Long of Groveport; four
grandsons, Richard Douglas of Glouster, Doug Carr of Pomeroy, and Mark
Douglas and Mike Douglas of Athens; 24 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren;
a sister, Reva Gordon Verity of Athens; a brother, Avery Douglas of Groveport;
and two daughters-in-law, Eleanor Douglas of Coolville, and Virginia Douglas
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred
A. Perry Douglas; his second wife, Martha M. Hartinger Douglas; two sons,
Gerald "Hank" Douglas and Alton "Whimp" Douglas; a daughter and son-in-law,
Rose and Charles Carr; two sisters, Mary Meeks and Josie Clouse; a granddaughter,
Kimberly Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Scott Burke and Alli Douglas.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville,
with the Rev. Steve Fuchs officiating. Burial will be in Burlingham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
LATHROP- Rex L. Quinn, 75, a native of Lathrop and a resident of Sonoma
County, Calif., since 1952, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Santa
He was the dearly beloved husband of 52 years to Carol Quinn; dear
son of the late Arthur and Frachen Quinn; devoted father of Roger Quinn
and his wife Jill, Joseph Quinn and his wife Melanie, James Quinn and his
wife Debra; loving grandfather of six and great-grandfather of two; brother
of Fawna Riley, Kenneth Quinn and the late Lawrence Quinn. He is also survived
by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army and a member of the
Memorial services have been held in Santa Rosa, Calif. Arrangements
were under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home and
Crematory in Santa Rosa, Calif.
MIDDLEPORT - Richard W. "Speedball" Russell, 71, of Middleport, died
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
He was born June 25, 1929, in Meigs County, son of the late William
Merlin and Anna Killinger Russell.
He is survived by his wife, Edna K. French Russell; and a stepson,
Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Middleport.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
POMEROY - Robert "Pete" Wildman Armentrout, 68, of Pomeroy, died Tuesday,
Nov. 21, 2000, at Columbus Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Columbus, son of the late Lewis and Norma
Wildman Dean. He is survived by children Donald L. Armentrout and Debbie
Services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with
burial in Bradford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.
ATHENS - Roger Lee Sams, 54, of Athens, died late Wednesday evening,
Nov. 29, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born in Athens on Oct. 28, 1946, son of the late Howard and
Barbara Fausnaugh Sams. He was a 1965 graduate of Athens High School, was
employed as a restaurant manager, was a former manager for Lakeview Bowling
Alley and Pub Restaurant, and was a member of the Tuesday B and Thursday
A Bowling Leagues.
He is survived by sisters Norma Marin of Livonia, Mich., and Irene
(Emory) Dishong of Athens; a sister-in-law, Doris Sams of Athens; and brothers,
Ken (Beverly) Sams of Athens and Larry (Carol) Sams of Lucas.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia
Thompson; and a brother, Harold Sams.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral
Home, with Pastor Edward Brown officiating. Burial will be in Clarks Chapel
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
WELLSTON - Rosemary C. Hinerman, 81, Wellston, died Friday, Nov. 24,
2000, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility, Wellston.
Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Logansport, Ind., she was the daughter of the
late Ottie and Janet McIntyre Cates. She is survived by her husband, Howard
Graveside services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery. There
are no calling hours. Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
LOGAN- Ruth G. Goodwin, 81, of Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000,
at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in Logan.
Born May 15, 1919, in Starr Twp., Hocking County, she was the daughter
of the late Burl Goodwin and Averil Yarbrough Goodwin.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral
Home in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m.
ATHENS - Sarajane K. Alvarez, 76, of Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 26,
2000, at Outlook Point in Hilliard.
She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Athens, daughter of the late Theodore
and Ethel Cable Kern. She was a former medical technician, and former owner
and operator of Friendly Paws in Athens. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic
Church in Athens, and St. Brendan Catholic Church in Hilliard.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Woodgerd of Dade City, Fla.; and
several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam,
in 1983; and several sisters and brothers.
Much appreciation to all who have cared for her throughout her life
and in her final days on earth.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St.
Paul Catholic Church in Athens, with Msg. Patrick Gaughan officiating.
A luncheon will follow at Ohio University Inn.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Bethel Cemetery
in Oak Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice,
1144 Dublin Road, Columbus 43215; or Cat Shelter, 8500 Hoon Drive, Athens
Arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens.
POMEROY - Walter M. Grueser, 78, of 300 Riverview Drive, Pomeroy, died
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born July 30, 1922, in Mason, W.Va., son of the late Adolph
and Clara McIntosh Grueser. He was co-owner and operator of Second Street
Market from 1947 to 1957, and was an agent for Midland Mutual Life Insurance.
He was a member of Trinity Congregational Church, Pomeroy Masonic Order
F&AM, Knights Templar, Aladdin Shrine and Pomeroy Golf Club, was past
president of the American Heart Association and the President's Council,
and served on the church council.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kimes Grueser; a son and daughter-in-law,
Walter II and Carol Grueser of Stewartsville, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law,
Claudia "Kandi" and Phil Cook of Thornville; sisters and brothers-in-law
Mary and Bill Russell of Pomeroy, and Howard Tucker of Chepachet, R.I.;
grandchildren, Amanda Sue and Matthew O'Brien of Brookline, Mass., and
Brandon K. Cook of Morgantown, W.Va.; and a great-granddaughter, Makenzie
Claire O'Brien of Brookline.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother;
brothers Adolph and Charles Grueser; and sisters Clara McMaster and Ann
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Trinity Congregational Church,
with the Rev. Craig Crossman officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove
Friends may call at Ewing Funeral Home on Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m.,
and at Trinity Church on Friday one hour prior to services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Meigs Heart Association, Meigs
County, c/o Joan Wolfe, treasurer, P.O. Box 586, Pomeroy 45769.
POMEROY - Wilma D. Whittington, 72, of Pomeroy, died Sunday, Nov. 26,
2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
She was born April 15, 1928, in Marion, daughter of the Theodore "Joe
Bob" and Dorothy Bartrum Whittington.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Rutland Church of the Nazarene.
Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
Friends may call at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport on Wednesday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.