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Steven W. Kaiser, 37, Galena, died suddenly Saturday (Dec. 5, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital.
He was born Dec. 24, 1960, in Galena to Hazel (Davenport) Hoyer, Galena, and Charles D. Kaiser Sr., Rosharon, Texas. He was a lifelong area resident of Galena. He owned and operated Trimax Cleaning System and worked at America West Airlines. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid golfer andwas member of Moose Lodge No. 11.
Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife of 11 years, Ruth (Bevelhymer) Kaiser; two daughters, Sunshine A. Kaiser of Franklin Furnace and Amanda N. Kaiser of Gahanna; three brothers, Charles D. Kaiser Jr. of Columbus, Lloyd M. Kaiser of Monroe, Mich., and Joe Kaiser of Galena; his mother-in-law, Margaret Bevelhymer; and nieces, nephews and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Earl and Sylvia Kaiser and Arthur and Vivian Davenport.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was in Cheshire Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus 43214.
He was born on May 13, 1918, in Blaine, Ky., to the late John and Alma Sparks Kazee.
A veteran of the United States Army in World War II, he was a press operator for Caskey Cleaners and a member of American Legion Post No. 710, Marengo, and Nelson Campbell VFW Post No. 8045, Mount Gilead.
Surviving are his wife, Julia C. (Zyvonski) Kazee; four daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Neff, Patricia Sizelove and Brenda Speakman, all of Columbus, and Victoria and the Rev. Jerry Sims, Madison, W. Va.; a stepson and spouse, Robert and Mary Walsh, Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry H. and Annabelle Kazee, Marengo; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Wanda J. Stewart, who died in 1997.
Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Jerry Sims officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the American Legion Post No. 710 followed in Marengo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Born on June 7, 1910, in Murray City, she was a retired press operator for Arrons Cleaners, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Post 710 Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; a daughter, Wanda J. Stewart; three brothers, John, Andy, and Louis Zyvonoski; and two sisters, Vicky Zyvonoski and Mary Hoffman.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Walsh of Columbus; four stepdaughters and spouses, Barbara Neff, Patricia Sizelove, and Brenda Speakman, all of Columbus, and Victoria and Jerry Sims of Madison, Wis.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Wednesday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were held immediately following visitation. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.
Born on Oct. 20, 1934, to the late Juanita and Clovis Noe, she moved to Marengo from Columbus in 1972 and was retired from the banquet and housekeeping departments of Hilton Hotels, Columbus.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ron and Darcy Kazee and Don and Judy Kazee of Marengo, and Duane Kazee of Toledo; three grandchildren, Shalynn, Jenn, and Leah; three great-grandchildren, Kayli, Eden, and Ron; two brothers, Bobby and Billy; and two sisters, Freda and Penny.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Kazee in 1984 and her grandson Kristian Kazee.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where services followed. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.
Dorothy E. Keeler
She was born on Dec. 25, 1909, in Columbus to the late Howard and Bernice (Auld) Johnston. An area resident since 1949, she was a homemaker, a 49-year member of Condit Presbyterian Church, a Sunday school teacher for 30 years and a member of the Friendly Club and Helping Hands Sewing Circle.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Zelmer S. Keeler in 1975; a brother, Jack Johnston; and a sister, Mildred Ries.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Patricia Keeler, Delaware, and David Z. and Sharon Keeler, Estes Park, Colo.; a sister, Virginia Alford, Tucson, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Alice Poly, Columbus; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at at Condit Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. The family greeted friends after the service. No calling hours will be observed. A private interment for the family was held at Trenton Cemetery.
DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Catherine M. Keene
She was born on May 17, 1956 in Anchorage, Alaska, to the late Bernard Thompson and Barbara (Rinker) Spencer of Delaware. She was a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School, Class of 1974, and was attending Columbus State Community College. Mrs. Keene moved to Delaware in 1967 and had been a Sunbury resident since 1989. She worked as an accounting manager for Safety Solutions of Dublin. She was a member of Cornerstone Community Church, and enjoyed gardening and collecting angels.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Keene is survived by her husband of 24 years, Jim; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Norman "Tad" Sears of Columbus, and Michelle and Chris Strawser of Delaware; grandchildren Dylan and Natalie Strawser; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diana and Gary McGothlin of Delaware; Ruth and Dale Mulford of Haines, AK, Elizabeth Crawford and Carolyn Nicholes of New Dover, and Margaret and Todd McCrae of Delaware; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Thompson of Prospect; step-brother, Walter Thompson of Delaware; mother-in-law, Clara Keene of Sunbury; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, the Rev. James Crichton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, at 12800 Olive Green Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074.
Edwin H. Keener
He was born in Columbus on Sept. 10, 1918, and was the son of the late Edwin R. and Neta Spring Keener.
He worked as a cabinet maker for J.S. Maclean until he retired. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Marble Cliff and Marengo American Legion Post No. 710.
He is survived by a daughter, Claudia Greshler, West Los Angeles; two brothers, Robert Keener, Columbus, and Donald Keener, Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Lois Yarbarough, Chillicothe; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Private graveside services were held at Stantontown Cemtery. Arrangements were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.
She was born Stonecreek on Jan. 8, 1921, to the late Max and Anna (Futey) Oravetz, and lived most of her life in the West Lebanon area. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Brewster. Mrs. Keister was a registered nurse and worked at the former Orrville Community Osteopathic Hospital; Doctors Hospital in Massillon; Tucson General Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.; and Wooster Community Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Zola Keister, whom she married on March 11, 1943; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Dennis Stewart and Susan and Edgar Anna, all of Chandler, Ariz., and former area residents Dorothy and Wallace Dravenstott of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Zola Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., and William of West Lebanon; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Kovach of Westland, Mich.; and a brother, Andrew Oravec of Navarre.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Therese Catholic Church, Brewster, with the Rev. Robert Kaylor officiating. Burial was in Fredericksburg East Cemetery. Visitation was be held at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mt. Eaton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paint Township Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Mt. Eaton 44659.
Zola Keister Sr.
He was born near Fredericksburg on June 7, 1918 to the late Oscar and Dove (Thompson) Keister and had lived most of his life in West Lebanon. He was a retired farmer and owner of the former Keister Sewing Center in Massillon. He had previously worked for the former Massillon Steel Castings Company, Taylor Sewing Machines of Canton, and the Singer Sewing Machine Company. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Brewster.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Dennis Stewart of Chandler, Ariz., former area residents Dorothy and Wallace Dravenstott of Tucson, Ariz., and Suzi and Edgar Anna of Chandler, Ariz.; two sons, Zola (Bud) Keister Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. and Bill Keister of West Lebanon; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and an infant brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Kaylor officiating. Visitation was held at Spidell Funeral Home, Mt. Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paint Township Fire and Rescue Association, P.O. Box 176, Mt. Eaton 44659.
She attended Central High School and worked for many years at Schottensteins North. She was a member of the Square Wheels and Friendly Ties Square Dance Clubs.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, William J. Kelley; daughter and son-in-law Theresa and Todd Dronsfield; former daughter-in-law and spouse Debra and Mel Tominlson; former son-in-law Brent Morris Sr.; seven grandchildren; and brother Harold E. Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her son Louis A. Kelley and parents Harold and Katherine Taylor.
Calling hours were at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. A funeral mass was held with arrangements announced at a later time.
Donn M. Kesler
Kesler was a World War II Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Lake Champlain. A former Boy Scout leader, Troop 578 of Sunbury, he was an avid model railroader. Kesler was the retired co-owner of The Outdoor Store.
Kesler is survived by a son Steven, sports editor of The Sunbury News; daughter Cindy of Sunbury, daughter Judith (Jeff) Graumlich of Columbus; sisters and brothers-in-law Bonnie and Charles Walters of Columbus and Sue and Verlin Meier of Celina; nephews Tim Walters of Chicago and Craig (Beth) Meier of Findlay; nieces Amy (John) Schnorberger of Toledo and Cathy (Steve) Ohm of Columbus; and many community friends.
Kesler was preceded in death by father Kirby, mother Adalaide and grandmother Nellie Stevens
Visitation was held at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. Graveside services and interment with military honors were at Sunbury Memorial Park. Pastor Les Newell officiated.
The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, Delaware Chapter.
Arrangements were by Graumlich and Son, Inc. Funeral Service, 1351 S. High Street, Columbus.
David E. Kettlewell
He was born in Glen Dale, W.Va., to the late John H. and Olga (Daggett) Kettlewell. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1950 with a degree in chemistry, and was employed by American Electric Power and subsidiary companies Ohio Power and Appalachian Power for 37 years before retiring as manager of chemical engineering in 1988.
A World War II Army veteran with the 102nd Infantry Division, Mr. Kettlewell was a member of the Edison Electric Institute, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Testing Materials, Ohio No. 1 Masonic Lodge of Wheeling, and Condit Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn J. (Ake) Kettlewell; a son, David Kettlewell of Moundsville, West Virginia; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Border of Glen Dale, West Virginia; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Olga E. and Paul Selan of Hurricane, West Virginia, Alice B. Gooldin of Paden City, West Virginia, Jacqueline and Dan Logan of Columbus, Neltie L. and Jack Lander of George, Utah, and Joan and Gene Gray of Glen Dale, West Virginia.
Memorial services will be held at at Condit Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church Street, Marion 43302 or Hospice of Delaware County, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware 43015.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Paul E. Keyser
A member of the Carolina Trace Community Club, he was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ted and Amy Keyser, Dallas, and Patrick Keyser, Cincinnati; a sister, Carol (Moody) Moodespaugh, Sunbury; a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Jane Keyser, Atlanta, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Sally Keyser.
A memorial service was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, with the Rev. Ruth Ann Noble officiating. Visitation was held following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus 43210 or a hospice of the donor's choice.
Alvin C. Kiefer
He was born in Genoa Township on Feb. 22, 1904, to the late Isaac R. and Carrie A. (Shonting) Kiefer. He was a supervisor with Columbus Auto Parts until he retired in 1966 after 36 years of service. He was a member of Berlin Presbyterian Church, Linden Lodge No. 637 F&AM, Royal Arch Mason Linden Chapter No. 236, 2nd Degree Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, the American Trap Shooting Association, National Rifle Association, Big Walnut Conservation Club, Amateur Trap Shooting Association of Vandalia, and the Ohio State Trap Shooting Association in Columbus. Mr. Kiefer was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his youth, he worked as a farmhand for various farmers in and around Genoa Township.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Diana Kiefer of Sunbury; daughter and son-in-law Jane and Cecil Goodrich of Worthington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Bernice J. Kiefer on Oct. 7, 1997; his brother Earl; and sister Alma Anderson.
Private memorial services were at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, at Ohio routes 3 and 61 in Sunbury, with the Rev. Donna Van Trees officiating. Burial was in Cheshire Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Dorothea C. Loar King
She was born March 29, 1903, in Columbus to the late Daniel and Mame (Duke) Capell. A homemaker, she lived in Newark, N.J., for 26 years returning to Delaware in 1994. She was a member of Condit Presbyterian Church, the Friendly Club, and was past-president of the Rainbow Auxiliary.
Mrs. King is survived by her loving nephew, Don Capell of Columbus; niece and nephew Martha and Ralph Dickson; nephew Robert (Sarah) Loar; and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry J. Loar May 31, 1966; her second husband, Nelson B. "John" King, June 16, 1980; two brothers, Nelson and Guy Capell; and sisters Inez Mowery and Bessie Clendenon.
Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury with Pastor J. Floyd Bowsher presiding. Internment was at Sunbury Memorial Park.
She was born on Nov. 18, 1936, in Sunbury to the late Fred and Dessie (Gallogly) Sharp.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a mail clerk for Cigna Healthcare. She attended Little Ruth Old Regular Baptist Church, Marengo and enjoyed gardening and flowers.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Kristy King, Marengo; two daughters, Kathy Smith, Richmond, Va., and Karla King, Sunbury; three sisters, Alma Jean Howard, Galena, Vernice Sparks, Sunbury, and Viola Carpenter, Westerville; five grandchildren; and a special niece.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with William G. Staton, elder, officiating. Interment followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the Stephanie Spielman Foundation, 2500 Kenny Road, Columbus 43210.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1951, in Sunbury to the late John M. and Goldie M. (Curtis) King. He moved to Marysville 18 years ago from Lawrence County, Ky. Mr. King was a fence builder for various fence companies and enjoyed fishing and camping.
He is survived by one son, Jamie King, Raymond; one daughter, Sarah King, Delaware; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, James King, West Liberty, Johnny and Sandra King, Sunbury, David King, West Liberty, and Joseph and Lou King, Centerburg; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mary and Ed Jordan, Martha, Ky., Martha and Jack Whitt, Marysville, and Delilah and Gary Clay of Springfield; and many special friends in Marysville.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Sam King, in 1997.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Alfred Young officiating. Burial followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul King Memorial Fund in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury 43074.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1907 in Pulaski, Virginia to the late Frank and Emma (McGuire) Kinnaman. He moved to the Sunbury area 32 years ago from Columbus. A farmer, he retired in 1972 after working 29 years as a line crew supervisor for Columbus & Southern Electric. Member Columbus Baptist Temple.
Survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Frank E. and Opal Kinnaman of Westerville, Donald E. and Letha Kinnaman of Columbus, Edward and Geri Kinnaman Jr. of Marengo and Thomas Kinnaman of Delaware; three daughters and two sons-in-law Helen Zeise of Columbus, Joyce Ann and Harold Barbour of Baltimore, Ohio and Shirley and Bill Hobbs of Sunbury; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by wife Vivian Jones Kinnaman in 1981; son Herbert in 1996; grandson Douglas; brothers Roy and Harry, and sisters Almeta Nagel and Della Farmer.
Services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury with the Rev. C.L. Fuqua officiating. Interment at Berkshire Cemetery.
James B. Kinnen
He was born on December 15, 1926 in Athens County to the late Anthony J. and Lola Sinclar Kinnen. A lifelong area resident, he enjoyed animals and was a retired blacksmith from Kinnear Corp.
Kinnen is survived by a brother, Clair M. Kinnen of Marengo; sisters Rachel V. Kinnen of Mansfield and Althea Randolf of Pomeroy; and a niece, Kim (John) Eppich of Marengo.
Graveside services were held for the family at the Marengo Cemetery. Arrangements were by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1914, in Boyd County, Ky., to the late Solman X. and Daisy B. (Elswick) Marcum. She was a homemaker and a Dayton resident for over 40 years before returning to the Centerburg area. She loved her family, roses and gardening.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia Lee and Clinton Yates, Centerburg, and Betty Jo Fenton, Columbus; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Eugene and Joyce Moore, Vermilion, and Jack and Janet Moore, Columbus; two brothers, Leroy Marcum, Ashland, Ky., and Ira M. Marcum, Bayberry, Fla.; two sisters, Pauline Kelley and Bernita Wise, both Ashland, Ky.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her first husband Jim Moore in 1958; her second husband Roy D. Kirk in 1991; and three brothers, her twin Burt, Donald and Melvin.
Calling hours and funeral service were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, with the Rev. Marvin C. Gassman officiating. Interment was at East Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43334.
He was born in Louisa, Ky., on Nov. 11, 1912, to the late Commodore and Melissa (Thompson) Kise.
He was a retired mill worker with Columbus Coated Fabrics, retiring in 1975 after 35 years of service. He loved farming and was a member of the Eagles and Moose in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Julia (Kovach) Kise; a daughter and son-in-law, Judi and John Williams, Mount Gilead; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Memorial services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Rev. L. Wayne Booth officiating.
Kelle Rene Kiser
She was a former Powell police officer and a member of Genoa Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Lindsey; one son, Jordan; parents, Roger and Jane Osborne, Sunbury; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Ken and Barb Osborne, Kevin and Michelle Osborne, Kris and Michelle Osborne, Aaron Osborne and Andrew Humphrey; six sisters Kathy, Sommer, Emile, Destany, Victoria and Gabrielle Osborne; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Vistitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at Genoa Baptist Church with Frank Carl, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park.
Anna Maxine Kletrovetz
Kletrovetz is survived by a son, Robert (Pat) Kletrovetz of Sunbury; a daughter, Judy (Edward) Taylor of Delaware; five grandchildren, Jon Kletrovetz and Eric Kletrovetz of Sunbury, Alicia Pool of Delaware, Robert R. Cain of Delaware and Thomas W. Cain of Cardington; a brother Jimmie (Esther) Jack Dixon of Sunbury; numerous nieces and nephews; nine great-grandchildren; and by two sisters-in-law, Helen Dixon of McConnelsville and Iona Dixon of Westerville.
Calling hours were at the Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home in Johnstown. Graveside services were at Trenton Cemetery with the Reverend Brian Smith officiating.
The family requests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.
John F. Kuhn
A graduate of Aquinas High School, he was a member of St. Patrick's Church, St. John Neumann's mens club, the Sunbury VFW post 8763, and his country club. He retired as a contractor after 35 years and also from the Ohio Building Authority.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Carl Kuhn.
Surviving are his wife, Monica, of the home; his mother, Lenore; sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Jacque, Mark and Charlene, Joseph and Dell Ann, Matthew and Ilene, Todd Feazel, Andy, Mike Feazel, and James; daughters and sons-in-law Carolyn and Willie Weaver and Amy Feazel; nineteen grandchildren, John, Adam, David, Allan, Kasey, Joe, Jessica, Courtney, Mark, Charlie, Nick, Jason, Justin, Jacque, Tommy, Bryan, Butch, Joe, and Monica; a great-grandson, Trevor; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeannie and Sam Allen; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Joanne Kuhn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Visitation was held with a prayer service at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Monday at St. John Neumann. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus 43214.