Betty L. Bronson, 66, of Port Clinton and formerly of Marengo, died
Wednesday (May 9, 2001) at her residence.
She was born March 30, 1935, in Marengo, to Luella M. (Stopher) Bronson
and Homer M. Bronson.
She had worked at Ranco in Delaware and Plain City as an inspector.
She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Port Clinton.
Mrs. Bronson is survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law,
Robert of Mount Gilead, Ted and Brenda of Sunbury, and Homer Jr. and Clara
of Marion; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lucille and Linden
Reynolds of Sunbury, Dorothy M. Bellamy and Joyce and Jerry White, all
of Marengo, and Linda and Bob Newell of Ashville, N.C. Her longtime companion,
George Wood, died March 19, 1995. She also was preceded in death by a brother,
Bernie, and two sisters, Virginia Mitchell and Mary Caldwell.
Funeral services were to be held Monday at 2 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, Sunbury. Burial was to be in Maplewood Cemetery in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302.
Patricia A. “Pat” Davidson, 52, of Concord Township, died unexpectedly
Friday evening (May 11, 2001) in the emergency department of Grady Memorial
She was born Nov. 19, 1948, in Charleston, W.Va., to Bernice (Price)
Martin and Hugh Martin.
She moved to Concord Township 20 years ago from Columbus. She worked
as a food preparation cook for McDonald’s Restaurant on South Sandusky
Street. She enjoyed the sunshine, going to movies, and shopping.
Mrs. Davidson is survived by her husband of 32 years, Tom Davidson;
two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tom H. Jr. and Amy Davidson of Delaware,
and Tony Davidson, a U.S. Marine station in Fort Foster, Okinawa, Japan;
a daughter, April Ann Davidson of the home; two grandchildren, Brooke and
Carter; nine brothers, David, Jimmy, Benny, Jeff, John, Richard, Paul,
George, and Danny Martin; and seven sisters, Jean Carr, Linda Cooper, June
Martin, Mary Beary, Mollie Ellis, Pam Clements, and Connie Lategano. She
was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and prior to the Wednesday
funeral services at 1 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Pastor
Darrell Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Oller Cemetery.
Charles E. Deffenbaugh, 84, of Delaware, died Saturday morning (May
12, 2001) at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
He was born May 17, 1916, in Akron, to Bertha (Douglas) Deffenbaugh
and Harry Deffenbaugh.
He retired from Westinghouse. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran
and a 32-degree Mason, belonging to the Capital City Masonic Lodge, Columbus.
Mr. Deffenbaugh is survived by a daughter, Beverly A. Lenox of Delaware;
five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Stallings
of Gahanna. His wife, Hazel, died Aug. 8, 2000, and a daughter, Donna Lowry,
died in 1991.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery,
Galloway. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware
County, 4920 U.S. 36E, Delaware, OH 43015. Those unable to attend the service
may log onto www.BennettBrownRodman.com and link to the online memorial
and registry page. Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, is in charge
Kathryn (Fabian) Hursey, 83, of Delaware, died Sunday afternoon (May
13, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 10, 1917, in Marion, to William Fabian and Flossie
A 1940 graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing, she was a retired
registered nurse who cared for patients in Marion and Delaware counties.
Mrs. Hursey was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Barb Hursey
of Delaware; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Dennis Jackson of
Fountain Hills, Ariz., Denise and Rex Barton of Gahanna, and Jeanne and
Steve Frentsos of Delaware; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mary Louise
Slack of Marion; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Katie Fabian of Marion;
and a sister-in-law, Ruth Fabian. Her husband, Earl Hursey, died in 1990.
A daughter, Linda Hursey, died in 1963. She also was preceded in death
by three brothers, Jack, Tom, and William Fabian Jr.
As requested by Mrs. Hursey, private family services will be held at
a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.BennettBrownRodman.com. Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware,
is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Edwin “Ed” Lavender, 54, of Columbus, died Friday (May 11, 2001)
at the home of his sister in Columbus, after a short illness.
He was born July 4, 1946, in Delaware, to Nannie J. Lavender and Wayne
He was employed by the Association for Developmentally Disabled of
Marysville, and had previously worked at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute.
He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR racing.
He is survived by a daughter, Tonya Sullivan, and a son, David Sullivan,
both of St. Mary’s, Ga.; his father of Ostrander; seven sisters and five
brothers-in-law, Deanna and William Carper of Marengo, Debbie and William
Miller of Columbus, Phyllis Lavender of Galloway, Barb Lavender and Mary
and Tom Ward, all of Ostrander, Darlene LeMaster of Marysville, Nancy and
Lloyd Hoffman of Mount Gilead; a brother, Marvin Lavender of Columbus;
24 nieces and nephews; 31 great-nieces and -nephews; and three great-great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother-in-law, Melvin LeMaster.
Visiting hours will be two hours before the Tuesday 4 p.m. funeral
service at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 E. Fifth St., Marysville, with the
Rev. James Donnally officiating.
Charles E. “Chuck” Allen, 42, of Centerburg, died Sunday evening (April
22, 2001) at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 24, 1958, in Columbus, to Shirley (Robinson) Allen
and Austin Allen.
A 1977 graduate of Centerburg High School, he owned and operated Allen
Brothers Painting and had formerly operated the Mount Vernon Dairy Queen,
Allen’s Pizza in Centerburg, and A & B Pizza in Mount Vernon. He was
a member of Centerburg Church of Christ. He loved his family and vacations
Mr. Allen is survived by his parents of Centerburg; his wife of 23
years, Celia “CeAnn” (Olmsted) Allen; a son, Austin C. Allen; a daughter,
Aubrie Allen; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jeri and Donald Hall
of Johnstown, and Shawna Young of Centerburg; his mother-in-law, Roberta
Olmsted of Mount Vernon; a sister-in-law and her husband, Linda and David
Chenault of Grove City; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Randy and
Dianna Olmsted of Fredericktown, and Mitch and Roberta Olmsted of Dayton;
and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death
by his father-in-law, Charles “Red” Olmsted Jr.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
at Centerburg Church of Christ, with Evangelist Fred Albrecht and Pastor
Roger Crego officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU Medical Center Development,
Pulmonary Research Fund, 1375 Perry St., Fifth Floor, Columbus, OH 43201.
Robby Lyn Green, 42, of Marion, died Tuesday morning (June 19, 2001)
at Marion General Hospital.
He was born Aug. 23, 1958, in Morrow County, to Harold and Martha (Young)
A longtime Delaware County resident, he was a self-employed carpenter.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, honorably discharged in 1979. Mr. Green had
been a Marion resident for the past eight months.
He is survived by his mother, of Marion; three brothers and two sisters-in-law,
Roger Green and Ralph and Linda Green, all of Ashley, and Randy and Annette
Green of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. His father
died May 2, 1995. He also was preceded in death by his grandparents, Osco
and Ellen Green.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home, Ashley. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m.
at Ashley Union Cemetery, with the Rev. Daniel Kiger officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
John Robert Decker, 67, of Delaware, died Wednesday afternoon (April
18, 2001) at his residence.
He was born March 21, 1934, in Delaware, to William Bryan and Margaret
He was a steel cutter for General Castings from 1970 to 1996. A lifetime
Delaware resident, he was a graduate of St. Mary High School and a member
of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Mr. Decker is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty V. (Poling) Decker;
eight daughters and three sons-in-law, Cheryl and Robert Sheets, Becky
and Larry Armstrong, Tina Decker, Cathy Decker, Amy Decker, and Kari Decker,
all of Delaware, and Susie and Kent Dalton of Fort Collins, Colo., and
Tamara Decker of Kent; two sons, Larry and Chris Decker, both of Delaware;
16 grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; a
brother, Larry J. Decker of Delaware; and one sister, Mary L. Fenwick of
Warren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jamie Decker; a sister,
Margaret Decker; and a brother, William Bryan Decker Jr.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett
Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where a Prayer Vigil will be held
at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m.
at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Monsignor James Hanley officiating. Burial
will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Emma R. (Bradley) Griffith, 89, of Delaware, died Thursday afternoon
(April 19, 2001) at her residence.
She was born April 1, 1912, in Delaware, to Archabald Bradley and Q.
Elizabeth (Hensley) Bradley.
She was a homemaker and former member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Griffith is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward T. and
Patricia A. Griffith of Delaware; six grandchildren, Gregory Griffith of
Marion, Thomas Griffith of Ostrander, Katheryn Baver of Marysville, Tamara
List of Hilliard, and Douglas Griffith and Laura Romaniski, both of Delaware;
12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister, Maria
Sheets of Arizona. Her husband, William H. Griffith, died in 1986. She
also was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Raymond Bradley,
and two sisters, Elsie Christian and Genevieve Myers.
Visiting hours will be one hour prior to the Saturday 11 a.m. funeral
service at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, with the Rev. Paul
Gabriel of Columbus Baptist Temple officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove
Cemetery. Those unable to visit the funeral home may log onto www.Bennett
BrownRodman.com and link to the online memorial and registry page.
Ruth K. Mitchell, 68, of Sunbury, died Thursday (April 19, 2001) at
Morning View Care Center, Sunbury.
She was born May 8, 1932, in Franklin County, to Lillian (Daniels)
Thompson and Robert Carl Thompson.
She was a retired binder for Robbins Enterprises.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, George R. Mitchell, whom
she married Aug. 6, 1974; two sons, Richard Brand of Columbus, and Gary
Brand of Delaware; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Jim Little
of Westerville, and Sandra and John Kendall of Glendale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren;
three step-grandchildren; an aunt, Esther Daniels of Columbus; and a cousin,
Nancy E. West of Columbus. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Ernie
Mitchell, and a brother.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral
Home, Sunbury, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial
will follow in Union Cemetery in Columbus.
Burns Edsel “Peanut” Day, 80, of Santa Monica, Calif., died Saturday
(April 21, 2001) after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 31, 1920, in Sunbury, to Hallie O. (Piper) Day and
He was a retired aircraft mechanic for Boeing and a California resident
for 55 years. He was a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM.
Mr. Day is survived by a son, Burns E. Day Jr.; a daughter, Hallie
M. Day; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his wife of 51 years, Louise.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, Sunbury, where Masonic services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Graveside services for Mr. Day and his wife will follow at 2:30 p.m. in
Sunbury Memorial Park.
Lola M. Jackson, 92, of Delaware, died Wednesday (April 25, 2001) at
Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 5, 1909, in Pritchard, W.Va., to Nanna (Canady) Smith
and James Morgan Smith.
A Delaware resident since 1938, she was a member of First Baptist Church
and was a retired teacher from Bellpoint School.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by a daughter, Wanda “Doni” Jackson of Hilliard;
two sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Sue Jackson of Winter Haven,
Fla., and Anthony and Claudia Jackson of Delaware; six grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Jay Smith
of Wayne, W.Va. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Arnet,
and Jennings; and two sisters, Sadie and Nettie.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.
at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hughes officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union
St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Robert Easton “Bob” Satterfield Sr., 67, of Centerburg, died Tuesday
(April 24, 2001) at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
He was born March 8, 1934, in Delaware County, to Amelia (Crooks) Satterfield
and Elvin O. Satterfield.
He retired from Rockwell International in March, 1990, after 38 years
as a lead man and supervisor and was well known throughout the plant as
He was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran and was a charter and life
member of AMVETS Post No. 59, where he was serving as second vice commander
and was a former trustee. He was a member of the American Legion Post No.
740, Whitehall VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a volunteer for the
Centerburg Fire Department.
Mr. Satterfield is survived by his wife of 43 years, Thelma (Covrett)
Satterfield; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Dan Brenner of
Centerburg, Joyce and Bill Phillips of Sunbury, and Amy and Rob Young of
Dublin; a son, Robert Jr. of Centerburg; two men who were like sons to
him, Steve Albanese and John Daniels; five grandchildren, Linda and Crystal
Phillips, Megan and Drew Brenner, and Ryan Young; his mother-in-law, Frances
Covrett of Centerburg; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eileen Pilkington
of Marengo, Bettie and Charles Jackson of Centerburg, and Marianne and
Homer Ball of Delaware; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded
in death by four brothers, Edgar, Dwight, Donald and Richard, and three
sisters, Faye Shepard, Dorothy Torgeson and Bessie Satterfield.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick
Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where funeral services
will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John Alexander officiating.
Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS Post No. 59 New Building
Funds, 3894 Columbus Road, Centerburg, Ohio 43011.
Kenneth E. DeVault, 73, of Sunbury, died Tuesday (March 27, 2001) at
He was born Jan. 29, 1928, in Columbus, to Hester (Droke) DeVault and
Frank Marion DeVault. He was a World War II U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran.
Mr. DeVault was employed by Timken Roller Bearing for 23 years.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy Ann (DeVault)
and Donald Hewett of Poca, W.Va., and Deborah Sue (DeVault) and Donn Larck
of Marengo; and a grandson and his wife, Shane and Carmen Erb of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Mae DeVault, and a son,
Richard Lee DeVault.
Visiting hours were to be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, where funeral services will be
held Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park.
Janice E. Cain, 64, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Thursday morning
(March 22, 2001) at her residence.
She was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Columbus, the daughter of Edna (Jones)
Carson and James E. Martin. A longtime Delaware County resident, she was
a graduate of Big Walnut High School. She worked as a data entry specialist
for PPG, Worthington Foods, and the state of Ohio. She also worked in the
bakery department of Buehler’s Food Market. She was a member of Hyatts
United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting, walking, and collecting lighthouses
and Indian items.
She is survived by her husband of 10 years, James Cain; three daughters
and sons-in-law, Christine and Gary Helmick of Pataskala, Debra and Harold
Kennedy of Lebanon, Va., and Kathleen and Billy Alexander of Kingman, Ariz.;
a son, Steven Lines of Philo; a stepdaughter and her husband, Candace and
Tom O’Keefe of Delaware; two stepsons, James Cain Jr. of Youngstown, and
Charles Cain and his wife, Lynette, of Texas; numerous grandchildren and
step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Martin
of Westerville, and Paul Martin of Phoenix; a half-brother, Roger Carson
of Phoenix; and a sister, Betty Krienke of Phoenix.
Visiting hours were to be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, Delaware.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hyatts United Methodist
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 6000 Liberty Road,
Powell, OH 43065.
Timothy Dale Rhodes, 57, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday (March
He was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Delaware. He was a Vietnam War U.S. Army
veteran. Mr. Rhodes moved to St. Petersburg in 1976, and was a computer
engineer at Baxter Medical Supplies in St. Petersburg.
He is survived by his parents, R. Dale and Mary Ellen Rhodes of Johnstown;
two daughters, Kelli Rhodes and Christina Downs, both of Newark; two sisters,
Sandra Dickey of St. Petersburg and Brenda Fletcher of Johnstown; two brothers,
Steve Reisinger of Delaware, and Gary Reisinger of Largo, Fla.; and two
grandsons, Dennis Downs III and Kevin Downs of Newark.
A memorial service was held in Florida.
Miller Lewis Jr.
Miller Lewis Jr., 55, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Saturday (June
16, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 14, 1945, in Danville, Ky., to Katherine (Taylor)
Lewis and Miller Lewis Sr.
He was a custodian for Delaware City Schools. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam
War veteran. He was a member of the Morning Star Tabernacle Church in Delaware,
United Electrical and Machine Workers Union, a coordinator for Habitat
for Humanity, and a former Cub Scout leader for Pack No. 176 at Woodward
School. Mr. Lewis drove a Greyhound bus for 21 years and was a 32-year
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Doris (Collier) Lewis; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Elder John and Karol Lewis and Miller Edward
Lewis Sr. and Jennifer Lewis, all of Delaware; five grandchildren, Cierra
Lewis, Trey Lewis, Miller Edward Lewis Jr., Jasmine Allen, and D’Nar Brothers;
five brothers and two sisters-in-law, John, Howard, Burke, and James and
Rosella, and Richard and Sarah Lewis, all of Danville, Ky.; five sisters,
and one brother-in-law, Katherine and Don Butts of Delaware, and Edith
Meaux, Nancy Yocum, Amelia Lewis, and Angie Taylor, all of Danville, Ky.;
two foster children, Bryston and Daylyn Medley; numerous nieces and nephews;
special cousins, Robert and Edith Gill of Delaware; and special friends,
Bob Murphy and Kenny and Rodney Clark, all of Delaware, and J.C. Turner
of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Dawn
Lewis, and a sister, Sarah Medley.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett
Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services will be held Wednesday
at 1 p.m. at the Morning Star Tabernacle Church, 89 Eaton St., Delaware,
with the Rev. Wesley A. Moore officiating. Burial, with military honors
provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association, will be held at Oak
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 848 W.
William St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Lorena May Maize, 94, of Delaware and formerly of Ostrander, died Saturday
(June 16, 2001) at The Arbors at Delaware.
She was born Aug. 8, 1906, in Sedalia, to Cora (Allen) Baughn and Austin
A Delaware County resident most of her life, she was a ticket maker
in the pricing department of Hart’s warehouse for 13 years. She was a member
of the Methodist church in Sedalia and a homemaker.
Mrs. Maize is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Wood of Delaware,
and JoAnne Franklin of Columbus; three grandchildren, Jacqueline Wood-Hanson
of Tennessee, Kathryn Morris of Columbus, and Duane Morris of North Carolina;
and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Leonard Maize, died in 1983.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Charles Leonard.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held Wednesday
at 11 a.m. at Millcreek Cemetery, with Pastor Bobby Lowe officiating. Robinson
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cuma Helen McDaniel, 87, of Willow Brook Christian Village, died Friday
(June 15, 2001) at her residence.
She was born May 12, 1914, in Kentucky to Cordia (Dyer) Williams and
John W. Williams.
She was a librarian at Richwood Public Library for 15 years. She was
a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Mrs. McDaniel is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Judith
McDaniel of Beaver Creek; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marsha Rizor
of Prospect, and Barbara and Bruce Thomas of Granville; four grandsons,
Ryan McDaniel, Brett Rizor, Jarrod Bruce and Mark Bruce; two granddaughters,
Wendy Christensen and her husband, Erik, and Brooke Rizor; a great-granddaughter,
Allison Christensen; and a sister, Elizabeth Hardman of Florida. Her husband,
Giles F. McDaniel, whom she married Nov. 27, 1937, died April 9, 2000.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Hines, and a granddaughter,
Visiting hours will be Tuesday two hours prior to the 2 p.m. funeral
service at Ballinger Funeral Home, 23 E. Ottawa St., Richwood. The Rev.
Jim Christy will officiate. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
Scholarship Fund, 101 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, OH 43344 or Hospice at Grady,
561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Celia B. Hackel, 91, a longtime Delaware resident, died June 9, 2001
in Sun City, Ariz.
She was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Fall River, Mass., to Max and Ida Brotkin.
Mrs. Hackel worked as a teacher in Pomfort, Conn., before moving to
Greenville, Ohio in 1935. It was there in 1938 that she met and married
her husband, Morris. Soon after, they moved to Delaware and started their
business, The Style Shop, a retail clothing store which used to be located
on the southwest corner of William and Sandusky streets. In addition to
raising her family, Mrs. Hackel worked as a volunteer at Jane Case Hospital,
was active in the Lions Club ladies’ auxiliary, and she and her husband
were two of the founding members of the former Delaware Country Club. She
had lived in Arizona for the past 27 years. She and her husband were active
at their synagogue, where they held a number of volunteer positions over
She is survived by three children, Alan of Montgomery, Ala., who is
dean of continuing studies for Auburn University; Reda Garlikov, a homemaker
in Phoenix, Ariz.; and David, a television producer who resides in Studio
City, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Sinai Mortuary in Phoenix,
and a graveside service was held in Sun City, Ariz., at Sunland Memorial
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris and Celia Hackel Beautification
Fund, in care of Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 101st St., Sun City, AZ. 85351.
Eugena L. “Genie” Hoke, 52, of Cincinnati and formerly of Sunbury,
died Thursday (June 14, 2001) in a traffic accident in Cincinnati.
She was a 1967 graduate of Big Walnut High School and received degrees
in education from Bowling Green State University and the University of
Maine. A teacher with the Oakhills School District in Cincinnati since
1977, she was a volunteer for the Cincinnati City Parks Service, the zoo,
and the arts association. She was a member of the Audubon Society and a
life member of Sunbury United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling,
the outdoors, hiking, photography, and her cats.
Miss Hoke is survived by her parents, Ed and Edna Hoke of Delaware;
a sister and brother-in-law, Bette and Roger Roberts of Sunbury; a brother,
Ed Hoke II of Corbin, Ore.; four nephews, Jason and Brian Roberts and Talon
and Sage Hoke; many uncles, aunts, cousins; and dear friends, Mary Taylor,
Karen Collier, and Ida Walsh of Cincinnati.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and after the
3:30 p.m. funeral service at Sunbury United Methodist Church. Pastors Brian
Smith, Art Reed, and Richard Maurer are assisting the family. Private burial
will be held in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sunbury United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 248, Sunbury, OH 43074, or Delhi Middle School, in care of Oakhills
School District, 6479 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248. DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, Sunbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Hughes II
Raymond John Hughes II, 40, of Waunakee, Wis., died June 7, 2001 of
injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Avery, Idaho, while on a
He was born July 1, 1960, in Madison, Wis., to Dorothy Hughes and Raymond
He was owner of Hughes Plumbing and an avid bow and gun hunter.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife of 18 years, Sarah Lynn (Allen)
formerly of Delaware; four children, Lynae, 18, Rachel, 15, Raymond John
III, 13, and Tiffany, 11; one brother and three sisters.
The funeral was held Friday at Calvary Gospel Church in Madison. Memorial
contributions may be made to First Federal Bank of Waunakee, 205 M South
Century Ave., Waunakee, WI 53597 for the education of Mr. Hughes’ children.
Cards also may be sent to Mrs. Hughes at 203 Kearney Way, Apt. 308, Waunakee,
Benjamin Scott Reeves, 18, of Ostrander, died Sunday (June 17, 2001)
at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, from injuries suffered in a traffic
He was born May 4, 1983, in Salem, to the Rev. Timothy Reeves and Susan
A June 8, 2001 Buckeye Valley High School graduate, Benjamin was very
active in school, and especially loved music. He was a member of the Visions
Show Choir, 4-H, the high school marching band, the jazz band, the symphonic
choir, and participated in school musicals. He was a member of Hyatts United
Methodist Church, where he was a church youth group member and participated
in mission camps. He had been accepted at Ohio Northern University. He
worked in the bakery at Buehler’s Food Market.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters and a brother, Amanda, a
student at Ohio State University, and Danielle and Christopher, at home;
his grandparents, Tom and Millie Hare of Canton and Jake and Barb Reeves
of East Palestine; aunts and uncles, Diane and Myron Smith of Paris, Theresa
and Bob Strecker and Tom and Carolyn Hare, all of Cuyahoga Falls, Ted and
Mary Ann Reeves of San Diego, and Becky and Tom Eisiminger of Maryland;
many cousins; and many, many family and school friends.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bellpoint
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dirk Elliott and Benjamin’s father
officiating. Burial will be in Oller Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the attention of the treasurer,
Buckeye Valley Board of Education, 670 Coover Road, Delaware, OH 43015.
Contributions will go to the high school music program.
Laceryjette Vastenna (Williams) Casto, 85, of Columbus, died Tuesday
(June 19, 2001) at First Community Village Health Care Center, after a
long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born July 29, 1915, in Waverly, W.Va., to Ida White (Sweeney)
Williams and Lee Andrew Williams and moved to Columbus when she was a teen-ager.
She was a member of First Community Church and a frequent volunteer
at that church’s Trading Post. She also was active for years in the OSU
Mother’s Club and at the YWCA, where she served as manager of The Bird
Cage gift shop and on the board of the Hilltop Y. She and her husband established
the William H. and Laceryjette V. Casto Professorship in Interprofessional
Education in the College of Education at the Ohio State University.
Mrs. Casto is survived by her husband of 64 years, William H. Casto,
who is retired from Ross Laboratories; two sons and daughters-in-law, the
Rev. Dr. William H. Casto Jr. and Jennifer Casto of Columbus, and the Rev.
Dr. R. Michael and Sally Casto of Delaware; five grandchildren, Shelly
Casto and her husband Kevin Fish, Trevor W. P. Casto and his wife, Sara
Paullin, Dana A. Casto, Andrew M. Casto, and Daniel J.W. Casto; and a great-grandson,
Gabriel David Casto Fish. She was preceded in death by her only sister,
Vernetta Lee’ll Owens.
Visiting hours were to be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger
Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus. Funeral services will
be Friday at 10 a.m. at New Life United Methodist Church, 25 W. Fifth Ave.,
with the Rev. Jennifer Kimball Casto officiating. Burial will be in Forest
Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus. A light lunch will be served at the church
after the burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of
Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.
Hattie Louise Frasher (Ellis) Putman, 72, of Urbana, died Wednesday
(June 20, 2001) at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield.
She was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Wayne County, W.Va., to Gladys (Frasher)
Ellis and Harry W. Ellis.
She was a homemaker and member of Grace Baptist Church, Urbana.
Mrs. Putman is survived by her husband, George Putman of Urbana; three
children, Michael New and his wife, Barbara, Virginia Kimbler, and Betty
Todd, all of Urbana; five stepchildren, Myra Kay and Tom Milligan of Marion,
and Scott and Anita Putman and Peggy Jane Nienkirchen, all of Delaware;
11 grandchildren, Sue, Deanna, Chad, Jimmy, Nicole, Chris, Travis, Tammy,
Donnie, Sherry, and Cindy; eight stepgrandchildren, Kristen, Cori, Benjamin,
Andrew, Myra, Phillip, Bobby and Addie; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin New; a son, Russell
Edwin New; and a granddaughter, Kay.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Walter-Schoedinger
Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana, where a funeral service will be
held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with the Revs. Ray Kaffenbarger and Joe Fortna
officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Urbana.
George A. Conant, 49, of Ashley, died unexpectedly Thursday (June 21,
2001) at his home.
He was born March 21, 1952, in Mount Gilead, to M. Ruth (Hart) Conant
and C. Harold Conant.
He graduated from Mount Gilead High School in 1970. He worked for the
former Mount Gilead Lumber Co. and Dairy Mart in Mount Vernon and Sunbury.
He served as Edison village marshal for several years and on the Edison
Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years. Mr. Conant was a member of the
Delaware County Humane Society and was an assistant chapter director of
the Marion Chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
He is survived by his wife, Terry (Compston) Conant, whom he married
Feb. 14, 1989; a brother and sister-in-law, Milton “Butch” and Jean Conant
of Galion; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Robert Jones of
Marion, and Mary Jane and Bruce Levering of Johnsville; and nieces and
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Snyder Funeral
Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, with the Rev. Mary Lou Gompf officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Chapter of the Gold
Wing Road Riders Association, in care of John Austin, P.O. Box 36, Green
Camp, OH 43322.
Jessie Mae Elliott, 88, of Ashley, died Thursday (June 21, 2001) at
Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Mason County, W.Va., to Jacob and Mary
She was a longtime Delaware County resident and a Ranco employee for
Mrs. Elliott is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and
Dick Wilde of Ashley, and Carol and Phillip Neville of Delaware; a son,
Gerald Elliott of Xenia; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Elliott of Mason; 14
grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Henry D. Elliott, died in 1982; a son, Richard Elliott, in
1999; and a daughter, Betty Pool, in 2000. She also was preceded in death
by two grandsons, a granddaughter, two brothers, and one sister.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home, Ashley, where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m.,
with Phillip Neville officiating. Burial will be in Marlboro Cemetery.
Thelma Lucille (Kohler) Powers, 98, of Ashley, died Wednesday (June
20, 2001) at Sunny Vee Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 18, 1902, in Leonardsburg, to Maude (Raines) Kohler
and Frank Kohler.
A longtime Ashley resident, she was a member of Ashley United Methodist
Church, Ohio Eastern Star, Ashley American Legion auxiliary Clyde C. Keltner
Post No. 518, Ashley Garden Club, WSCS, and the euchre and bridge club.
She retired as Oxford Township clerk after 18 years.
Mrs. Powers is survived by two daughters, Gloria Schultz of Kilbourne,
and Dianne Moore of Westerville; two sons, Bob Powers of Ashley, and Larry
Powers of South Berwick, Maine; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Stuart, died in 1982. She also was preceded in death by three
brothers, Harry and Max Kohler and Dale Forest and four sisters, Mollie
Strine, Ruth E. Carter, Helen Bowman, and Francis Kohler.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 11 a.m.. to 1 p.m. at Bennett
Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Ashley, where a funeral service will follow.
Burial will be in Ashley Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashley United Methodist Church,
214 E. High St., Ashley, OH 43003.
Wanda Sue (Robinson) Cockrell, 49, of Delaware, died unexpectedly at
her residence Wednesday (June 13, 2001).
She had been a resident of Delaware for one year, moving here from
Columbus, after a few years of residency. She was employed at Meijer and
She is survived by her husband, James E. “Jim” Cockrell Jr.; five sons,
Jackie Martz Jr., Jeffrey and Kevin Martz, and Ronnie and Arthur Stevens,
all of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two grandchildren; one brother and one sister,
both of Martinsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter,
Visiting hours were to be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were to be held Monday
at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Walter Edward Henry, 60, of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, died Friday (June
15, 2001) at his brother’s residence in Zanesfield.
He was born May 28, 1941, in Delaware, to Ruth Elizabeth (Greenlee)
Henry and C.G. Henry.
A 1959 graduate of Perry Zane High School, he received a bachelor’s
degree from Ohio State University in 1963 and a master’s degree in science
in 1966. He was a United Methodist missionary for 35 years in Bolivia and
was director of the Heifer Project, supervisor at the Methodist Schools
in eastern Bolivia, and involved with the International Farm Youth Exchange.
Mr. Henry is survived by his wife, Susan (Donovan) Henry, whom he married
May 31, 1964, in Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Alison
Henry of Keene, N.H.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Shelly and Andre
Hackman of Reisterstown, Md., and Janet Henry of Osalca, Japan; a brother
and sister-in-law, Donald B. and Gloria Henry of Zanesfield; two sisters
and brothers-in-law, Martha and David Lowery of Missoula, Mont., and Judy
and Larry Wilson of Lancaster; and two grandchildren, William Donovan Henry
of Keene, N.H., and Elise Michelle Hackman of Reisterstown. He was preceded
in death by a brother, John Henry.
A memorial service will be held June 24 at 3 p.m. at Reisterstown United
Methodist Church in Reisterstown, Md.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Advance Special 012318-ORA
United Methodist Church for Methodist Educational Service in eastern Bolivia
in care of any Methodist church.
Esther Elaine Miller, 84, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Monday (June
11, 2001) at her residence.
She was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Bay City, Mich., to Henry Eichhorn and
Janet (Moore) Eichhorn.
She spent most of her lifetime in Michigan, where she worked as a clerk
in a clothing store and as a secretary for AAA. She was a member of the
St. Cletus Catholic Church in Warren, Mich. Mrs. Miller had been a Florida
resident for the past nine years.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert of Indian
River, Mich., and John and Jenny of Warren, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law,
Mary and William DuBay of Detroit; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
a brother, Emory Eichhorn of Bay City, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Florence
Anson of Delaware, and Mary Kay Nelson of Ashley; and a brother-in-law,
Robert Miller of Delaware. Her husband, John Miller, died in 1995.
Visiting hours were Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home. A funeral Mass
was celebrated Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin
Kavanagh officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.