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Larry Lahmon
Larry F. Lahmon, 49, Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon (Nov. 21, 1998) at his home.

He was born Nov. 7, 1949 in Delaware, to Donald and Ollie (Fegley) Lahmon. He was a life-long Delaware County resident.

Lahmon, a graduate of Bowling Green State University, was a district director's representative for the collection division of the Internal Revenue Service. He was a member of Stratford-St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Linda Ann (Peterson) Lahmon; a stepbrother and his wife, Richard and Barbara Williams of Ashley; a stepsister and her husband, Darlene and Ray Jaycox of LaPorte, Ind.; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Carolyn and Gnyle Mosher of Agougna, Calif., and Judy and John Burtyk of Reynoldsburg; three brothers-in-law and two spouses, Carl Peterson of Cardington, Mark and Debbie Peterson of Hudson, Fla., and Roger and Kay Peterson of Sedalia, Mo.; special nephews Kevin, John, and Brandon Burtyk; several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friends, Marc and Alice Davis of Los Angeles. His mother died June 15, 1994. His father died Sept. 17, 1998.

Visiting hours were held at Bennett-Brown Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held at Stratford-St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Carrieré officiating. Burial was in Berkshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 1701 Columbus Pike, Delaware 43015.

"Peggy" Erma M. Landis
"Peggy" Erma M. Landis, 66, Marengo, died at her home early Tuesday (January 8, 2002) following an extended illness.

Landis was born on August 16, 1935 in Obetz and had been a homemaker in the Marengo area for 40 years. She attended Victory Freewill Baptist Church of Marengo and the Centerburg Enterprise Baptist Church.

She enjoyed fishing, gardening, crafts, crocheting, knitting and collected porcelain birds.

Landis is survived by her husband of 42 years, Randell Landis; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Becky Landis of Cardington; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickey and Melvin Stiffler of Marengo; six grandchildren, Melvin, Malinda, Angie, Sarah, Aaron and Meriah; a great-grandson, Ty; three sisters, Joann Lell, Betty Clark and Starline Newland; and a brother, Robert McDole.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Tom McDole, and two sisters, Patty Armentrout and Margie Weaver.

Friends may call today (Thursday, January 10, 2002) from noon to 2 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo, where services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastors Brad Duncan and Rolland Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Hospice, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

Geraldine Landy
Geraldine (Gerry) B. Landy passed away peacefully on Thursday (July 24, 2000) in Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville, Calif., with her family present.

She fought a courageous battle with chronic lung disease and never gave up. She was a beautiful, caring, and fun-loving lady who touched everyone she met. She actively played golf, was an active member of the Sun City Roseville Women's Golf Club, and a past member of the Lawrence Links Women's golf club. She graduated from Big Walnut High School.

Surviving are her devoted husband, John Landy of Sun City; two sons, John S. Landy and Robert B. Landy; two daughters, Pamela S. Harrison and Mary E. Landy; nine grandchildren; four brothers, Arnold Hall, Norman Hall of Pennsylvania, Richard Hall of New Mexico, and Robert Hall of Florida; and three sisters, Jean Leaf and Joann Sheets, both of Ohio, and Sharon Klamfoth of Iowa.

Visitation was at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, Roseville, Calif., where funeral services were.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Dolly C. Lane
Dolly C. Lane, 90, Sunbury, died Friday evening (April 27, 2001) at Morning View Care Center, Sunbury following an extended illness.

She was born in Columbus on November 13, 1910 to the late Harry and Catherine Haag. She was a graduate of Columbus Central High School.

A Sunbury-area resident since 1950, the homemaker enjoyed her children, grandchildren, gardening, needlework and cooking. She was a member of Condit Presbyterian Church.

Lane is survived by a son, Ellis E. (Sally) Lane of Sunbury; a daughter, Stella C. Morton of Sunbury; four grandchildren, Annette (Estelito) Moraleja, Steve (Heather) Lane, Dean (Mary) Pettit and Jody (Randy) Keller; 11 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Michael, Marisa, Devin Morleja, Trever and Brody Lane, Justin, Bradley, Anthony, Danielle Pettit and Jenna Keller.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Ellis W. Lane in 1969; a brother, Harry Haag; and a sister, Agnes Swope.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where funeral services were held with the Reverend Carol Weiss officiating. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Day Health Center, 100 Willowbrook Way S., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Erdene Lane
A. Erdene Lane, age 77, of Galena, died early Monday morning at home following an extended illness.

She was born March 20, 1921, in Galena to the late Edward J. and Almeda (Rhoads) Buck. She graduated from Mifflin High School and was a homemaker. She lived in Mount Vernon from 1950 to 1966, but was a resident of the Galena-Sunbury area the rest of her life.

Whe was a member of Condit Presbyterian Church, the Sunbury Piece Corps Quilters, Women's Advance Club, and the Village Garden Club.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 year, George Lane; a soon and daughter-in-law, Don and Lisa Lane of Cincinnati; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Brian Howlett of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; her grandchildren, Lawrence and Michael Howlett and Douglas and Brian Lane; and her sister, Virginia Ihle, of Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold E. Buck; and three sisters, Regina "Jo" Miller, Louise Wolfe, and Mary Kate Mitchell.

Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1950 Arlington Lane, Columbus, OH, 43228, or to Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury, OH, 43074.

Robert F. Lane
Robert F. Lane, 81, of Sunbury, died on Monday (Jan. 12, 1998) at his residence.

Born in Sunbury on Nov. 18, 1916, he was the son of the late Vinnie (Fisher) Lane and Fenton Lane. Formerly employed by and the treasurer of Delaware County Mutual Insurance, he was a retired farmer. He was a member of New Bethel Christian Union Church, a member of the Farm Bureau, a former board member of Croton Bank, and attended Condit Presbyterian Church.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma L. Lane.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Bill Moody of Fredricktown; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Lane of Sunbury; a brother, George Lane of Galena; a sister, Margaret Kletrovets of Hilliard; two grandchildren, Bart Moody and Robin McClay; and one great-grandson, Ben McClay.

Visitation was at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, where services were held on Thursday with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Interment will be at Trenton Cemetery in Condit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Condit Presbyterian Church, New Bethel Christian Union Church, or the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department.

Robert A. "Bob" LaRoche Sr.
Robert A "Bob" LaRoche Sr., 75, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Monday evening (January 28, 2002) in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 27, 1926 in Vanlue, Ohio to the late Charles and Grace (Nowlan) LaRoche. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Bob worked 43 years for the Pennsylvania, Penn Central and Conrail railroads, starting as a fireman/brakeman and working the majority of his career as a freight conductor.

A member of the First Baptist Church of Sunbury, he enjoyed the outdoors, woodcutting, numerous hobbies and had a keen interest for engineered items. Robert was a good husband, father, grandfather and a hard worker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Nancy (Sparkman); a son, Bobby Jr. (Katrina) of Lewis Center; two daughters, Valerie (Gary) VanHoose of Gahanna and Michelle (Frank) Reinhard of Delaware; six grandchildren; a brother, James (Helen) LaRoche of Easton, Pennsylvania; a sister, Marianne Williams of Tucson, Arizona; and by many family and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Russell, and a sister, Elizabeth Peart.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 and Ohio 61, Sunbury where funeral services were held Friday with Pastor Larry Griffin officiating.

Interment will follow in Northlawn Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

Marion C. Larson
Marion C. Larson, 89, Columbus, died Friday (November 23, 2001) at the Forum at Knightsbridge.

She was born October 8, 1912 in Columbus to the late Edd and Maude Miller Crawford. Marion was a graduate of the Columbus North High School class of 1930 and The Ohio State University.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lewis P. Larson, and her aunt, Edith Miller.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry ("Mr. High School Sports") and Jeanne Larson of Columbus; step-grandchildren Matt (Stella) Studer of Columbus and Liza (Glenn) Cassidy of Phoenix, Arizona; and by step-great-grandchildren Sarah and Madeline Studer.

Marion was a lifetime member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Phi Mu Sorority and the Saturday Music Club.

Visitation was at Rutherford Funeral Home, Columbus, where services were held. Interment was in Union Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to Secret Santa, in care of WTVN, 1301 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215, in Marion's memory.

Joseph Lassak
Joseph S. Lassak, 86, Welch, West Virginia, died on Saturday (May 13, 2000).

He is survived by his wife Betty and his son Skip of Sunbury.

Calling hours were at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch. Services were at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial was at Monte Vista Cemetery in Princeton, WV.

Jack Lawless
Jack E. Lawless, 69, Centerburg, died suddenly Saturday evening (Dec. 26, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born April 14, 1929, in Grove City to the late Waldo and Gertrude (Duckworth) Lawless. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Lawless moved to Centerburg in 1987 from Sunbury. He was a retired telephone repairman with over 30 years of service with Ohio Bell.

He was a member of Vans Valley Community Church, Ohio Bell Pioneers and AmVets Post 59 of Centerburg. He loved his work and the Marine Corps.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Pat Lawless and Mark and Marcia Lawless; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Debbie and Philip Stith, Vicki Lawless, Lisa and Dave Burke and Sharon and Drew Holzmeier; and 10 grandchildren Brandon, Bailee, Logan, Taylor, Breanne, Angela, Crystal, Julie, Rachel and Aaron.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, JoAnn (McGalliard) Lawless on Dec. 4, 1996; and by his sister, Harriet.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes and evangelist Fred Albrecht officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 3166 Redding Road, Columbus 43221.

Charles Lawson
Charles E. Lawson, 69, Marysville, died Monday (May 31, 1999) at his home.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Marysville, and was past master and a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400, F&AM, Sunbury.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Lawson, Marysville, Kevin and Barbara Lawson, Marysville, and Douglas and Harla Lawson, Ostrander; six grandchildren, Shae, Renee, Bethany, Mary, Katie and Nikki; his mother, Mary P. Lawson, Marysville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jane Lawson, Columbus, and John and Carol Lawson, Lewis Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, and his father, Charles.

Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marysville, with the Rev. Renee Ahern officiating. Burial was in Africa Cemetery.

Mary E. Laymon
Mary E. Laymon, 78, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Sunday (Sept. 12, 1999) at Riverside Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in Pickaway County to the late John and Louise (Carle) Quinn. A lifelong Sunbury area resident, she was a member of the Sunbury High School Class of 1939, worked for 40 years at the Sunbury Mill and wintered in Winter Haven, Fla. She enjoyed painting and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise E. (her twin) and Virgil Leach, Winter Haven, Fla., and Anna Smith, Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, George J. and DeVera Quinn, Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lester B. "Pete" Laymon in 1995; five brothers, William, Raymond, Carl, Bernard and Ralph Quinn; and three sisters, Irene Quinn, Cecilia Whitt and Alice Tuvell.

Calling hours and a prayer service were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. David E. Gwinner officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Harry Lee
Harry T. Lee, 85, of Galena, died Thursday morning (May 18, 2000) at Kobacker House, Columbus.

Born on Dec. 30, 1914, in Washington County to the late Raymond C. and Meribah (Miller) Lee, he was a graduate of the Amesbern High School Class of 1933. He was a school bus driver for Amesbern Schools and for 12 years drove for the Olentangy Schools. He was a also a farmer and worked for 22 years as a machinist for Jeffrey Mining. Before moving to Galena, he was a 47-year resident of Orange Township and was a member and trustee of South Berlin Presbyterian Church.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Lee; and two sisters, Irma Mayes and Lucy Ziegler.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Sara Jean (Fleming) Lee, whom he married on Aug. 22, 1934; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Brenda Lee of Galena and David and Carolyn Lee of Frankfort; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Charles Herring of Delaware and Lois and David Mussard of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Debbie Lee, Sheri and Michael Seese, Tim and Jodi Herring, Brent and Mary Herring, Brian and Tami Lee, Michael and Gina Herring, Ted and Heather Mussard, Chad and Verona Lee, Martin Mussard, Jennifer Lee, Tricia and Jeff Richendollar, and Jeff Mussard; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Chester Mayes; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Lee Ault officiating. Interment followed in Africa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Chapter of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 81, Delaware 43015.

Sara Lee
Sara J. (Fleming) Lee, 83, Galena, died Wednesday (May 24, 2000) evening at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

She was born in Washington County to the late Clarence and Mary Lois (Martin) Fleming on July 8, 1916. She was a devoted wife and homemaker who loved her children. She was a graduate of Bartlett High School in 1934. She was a member and had been an elder of Berlin Presbyterian Church. Before moving to Galena she was a 47-year resident of Orange Township.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Brenda Lee of Galena and David and Carolyn Lee of Frankfort; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Charles Herring of Delaware and Lois and David Mussard of Mt. Vernon; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Debbie Lee, Sheri and Michael Seese, Tim and Jodi Herring, Brent and Mary Herring, Brian and Tami Lee, Michael and Gina Herring, Ted and Heather Mussard, Chad and Verona Lee, Martin Mussard, Jennifer Lee, Tricia and Jeff Richendollar, Jeff Mussard; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Gage, Margaret Hale, Winnifred Cunningham and Mary Jeanette McGowan; sister-in-law Fay Fleming; brother-in-law Chester Mayes, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry T. Lee on May 18, 2000; brothers Chester, Max, Charles and Donald Fleming, and sisters Aurian Grandstaff and Mildred Smith.

Calling hours were held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Services were held at the Berlin Presbyterian Church with Pastor Lee Ault officiating. Interment followed in Africa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Presbyterian Church, 5175 S. Old State Road, Galena, 43021.

Coray Lehman
Coray A. Lehman, 21, Sunbury, died Friday (July 2, 1999) as the result of an accident.

A member of Sunbury Christian Church, he was a 1996 graduate of Big Walnut High School. He was a volleyball player and coach of USA Volleyball, as well as a volunteer wrestling coach for BWHS. He was an employee of Culver Art and Frame, Lewis Center.

He is survived by parents, Mark and Janet Lehman, Sunbury; his mother, Tamara Lee Kuzee Beachler, Westerville; one sister, Shannon; one brother, Tyler; paternal grandparents, Charles Dwight and Frances Lehman, Westerville; maternal grandparents, Liz Tyler and Ed Jeffers, Westerville; stepgrandparents, Joe and Phyllis Robey, Gambier; maternal great-grandparents, Williard and Beulah Stimpert, Michigan; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at Sunbury Christian Church, Sunbury, with Mike Bratten, minister, officiating. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park, Sunbury.

Friends, if they wish, may make contributions to MADD Ohio, 471 E. Broad St., No. 1308, Columbus 43215 or to the American Cancer Society, 900 Michigan Ave., Columbus 43215.

R. Gene Lehman
R. Gene Lehman, 67, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) at his home following an extended illness.

A retired farmer, Lehman was a former member of the Sparta Village Council and helped initiate the Sparta Baseball League and Highland Community Park.

Lehman was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Kathleen (Solt) Lehman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley R. (Casto) Lehman; two daughters, Sherry (Wayne) Huddlestun and Linda (David) Muston, and two sons, David (Vanessa) Lehman and Joe (Lisa) Lehman, all of the Sparta area.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, L. Joan (Robert) Burwell of Sunbury; two brothers-in-law, Robert Casto of Mount Vernon and Daniel Casto of Sparta; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Friday at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg where services were held with Pastor Bob Allen officiating. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Ryan Lemaster
Ryan Michael Lemaster, 21 months, of Worthington, died on Friday (April 12, 2002) at Children's Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Tiffany Lemaster of Worthington; maternal grandparents Margaret and Denver Lewis Sr. of Marion; paternal grandparents Lloyd and Merlyn Lemaster of Sunbury; paternal great-grandmother, Gusta Sparks of Centerburg; two uncles and an aunt, Denver Lewis Jr. and David and Lisa Lemaster; and four cousins.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held.

Interment followed in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Francis Levings
Francis V. "Frank" Levings, 64, Delaware, died Saturday morning (November 3, 2001) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Marion on February 14, 1937, to the late Othel and Clara Mae (Mullett) Levings and was part owner of the former Imperial Maintenance, Delaware. A member of Believers Assembly in Delaware, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked with fellow veterans on the 334th Squadron Newsletter. He enjoyed computers and doing family genealogy.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Constance "Connie" (Ritchea) Levings, whom he married on July 21, 1962; a daughter and son-in-law, Kris and Randy Young of Marengo; two grandsons, Nathan and Nick; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Sherman and Julie Mullett of Coshocton, Charles "Dick" and Cora Levings of Ashley, John and Linda Levings of Cardington, Junior and Janet Levings of Prospect, and Mike and Sherry Levings of Delaware; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Flora Benedict of Galion, Mary Rhoades of California, Rita Murray of Galion, and Zoa and Ron Hoover of Mount Gilead; five stepbrothers; and three stepsisters.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Pastor Bob Shackleford officiating.

Joe Liming
Joe E. Liming, 61, Sunbury, died Tuesday evening (May 15, 2001) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Louisa, Ky., on July 15, 1939, to Clyde and Pauline (Boggs) Liming, who survive in Sunbury. A graduate of Xavier University with a masters degree in guidance, he was a school bus driver for the Big Walnut School District. He was a retired teacher in the Johnstown Monroe School District, where he taught industrial arts and vocational agriculture.

A former Boy Scout leader in Delaware County, he was a member of the Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, past master; and Worthington Chapter No. 287 OES, past patron.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy (Lee) Liming, whom he married on June 19, 1965 in Sunbury; a son, Jason Lee Liming of Columbus; and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Private memorial services were held for the family and calling hours were not observed. Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joe Liming Memorial Fund, Hylen Souders Elementary School, c/o P.O. Box 324, Sunbury 43074.

Kathryn Lincoln
Kathryn M. Lincoln, 86, died Monday (May 28, 2001) at the Sarah Moore Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was born in Johnstown on May 19, 1915, to the late Henry L. and Alma (Dague) Bush. A graduate of Johnstown Monroe High School in 1934, she moved to Delaware County in 1936 after her marriage to Charles E. Lincoln on September 29, 1936.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Betty as an infant and Dorothy Henthorne; two sisters-in-law, Florence (Joseph) Hopkins and Ada Shultze; and a brother-in-law, Edward (Elizabeth) Lincoln.

Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, James E. and Nancy, Richard A., and Theodore E.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a brother and sister-in-law, James D. and Helen Bush.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Joseph Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in Greenhill Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Rose Lines
Rose M. Lines, 83, Marengo, died at home Saturday (Nov. 27, 1999).

She was born in Chesterville on Nov. 2, 1916, to the late George K. and Clara B. (Wilson) Roach.

She was a 1935 graduate of Chesterville High School and a Columbus resident from 1940-1980, when she moved to Marengo. Rose was a seamstress, enjoyed crafts and her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Poppell, Marengo; one son, Harry Lines, Columbus; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Charles and Juanita Roach, New Carlisle, Dwayne and Nancy Roach, Chesterville, and Laura Mae Davisson, New Lexington; one sister and brother-in-law, Isabelle and Ray Rodman, Breaux Bridge, La.; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years William Clarence Lines in 1991; a granddaughter, Susan A. Lines; two great-grandchildren, Justin A. Lines and Stormy Lee Poppell; and three brothers, John, Marvin and Donald Roach.

Calling hours and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo with the Rev. Dean Bruce and the Rev. Craig Mulpas officiating. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338.

Etta Litzinger
Etta L. Litzinger, 80, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday (June 3, 2000) at Eastlawn Manor, Marion.

Born on June 8, 1919, in Monegaw Springs, Mo., to the late Jessie and Goldie (Risley) Paige, she was a resident of Monticello, N.Y., for 13 years before moving to Delaware in 1994. She was a kitchen worker at Otterbein College for 12 years and retired in 1981 from Harding Hospital. She also assisted with home health care and was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church, Monticello.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Hugh L. and Nina Litzinger of Marion; and three grandsons, Kenneth, Robert, and Daniel.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Hugh in 1977.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Karl Carpenter officiating. Interment was in Butter Cemetery, Marengo.

 James L. Long
James L. Long, 71, of Whitehall, died Tuesday (July 14) at his home following a brief illness.

Mr. Long was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a retired home improvement salesman, and member of East Columbus Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia A. (Sheets) Long, on May 17, 1992.

Surviving are his son, Mike Long, of Columbus; daughter and son-in-law Sherrie and Tony Marino of Gahanna; grandchildren and their spouses Kristy and Rick Hull of Pataskala, Miki and Chris Sergakis of Florida, David and Tammy Long, and Danny Long all of Cincinnati, and Brooke Needham of Grove City; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Long of Columbus; and dear friend Mary Lou Bronska, Columbus.

Services were at Fancher Cemetery, Conard Wolf officiating. Arrangements were in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1398, Delaware, OH, 43015.

Beatrice Longshore
Beatrice A. Longshore, 80, of Centerburg and formerly of Sunbury died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at Morning View Care Center, Centerburg, after a long illness.

Surviving are her three loving daughters, Margaret Fish of Delaware, Nancy Fish of Sunbury, and Carol Walker of Centerburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; six stepchildren, Betty, Violet, Dorothy, Darlene, Kenneth, and Phil; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Willard Glass of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Hobert S. Goins and Lester Longshore; her parents, William and Exie Glass; a sister, Mittie Allen; and a brother, James Glass.

Visitation was held at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg. Graveside services were held at Eastview Cemetery.

Nellie Longshore
Nellie J. Longshore, 86, of Gainesville, Ga., and formerly of Galena, died on Friday (June 2, 2000).

She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and John Bowmar of Gainesville and Betty and Dan Eckert of Reynoldsburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Julie Longshore of Milton, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Tillie Ruh of Mansfield, Ellen Green of Ashley, Mary Zimmerman of Johnstown, and Laurabelle Debolt of Galena; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two sons, Robert and Teddy; a daughter, Charlene, and a daughter and son-in-law, Peg and Pat Lafferty; two brothers, Clarence and Burt Debolt; and a sister-in-law, Martha Debolt.

Visitation was held at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with George Hogg officiating. Interment was at Northlawn Memory Gardens.

Faith Marie Losey
Faith Marie Losey was stillborn on Saturday (January 12, 2002) afternoon at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Faith Marie was the daughter of Joseph M. and Maria L. (Trimboli) Losey of Centerburg. She is also survived by a brother, Joey Losey of the home; grandparents, Frank and Prudence Trimboli of Lake Mary, Florida, and Dorothy Losey of Pickerington.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Wendell Losey.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, followed by services with Pastor Frank Carl officiating. Interment followed in the Stark Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

Tyler Jordan Lowe
Tyler Jordan Lowe left this home with heaven's wings up to hear the angels sing on Sunday (April 28, 2002). 

He leaves at home his loving parents, Amanda Crowl and Brian Lowe of Columbus; his little twin sister, Brianna Lynne, and his big brother, Dylan Michael; grandparents Kathy and Tony Gray of Columbus, Doug and DiAnn Crowl of Sunbury and Les and Jennifer Lowe of Orient; great-grandparents Thelma R. Hardy and Kenneth Crowl of Sunbury, Dorothy and Jim Smith of Grove City, Margie and Jack Cremeans of Huntington, West Virginia, and Delores Yank of Delaware; great-great-grandmother, Alta Crowl of Olive Green; uncles Brad Lowe, K.C. Crowl, and Robert, Richard and Shane Wagner; and several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. 

Private graveside services were held at Sunbury Memorial Park. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

Jack A. Luthi
Jack A. Luthi, 72, Marengo, died Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) at his residence.

He was born in Monroe County on Oct. 31, 1926, to the late Ruben William and Beryl Jessie (Poe) Luthi.

Mr. Luthi had lived in the Marengo area for 17 years, moving there from Sunbury.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by one son, Christopher Luthi, Zanesville; three daughters and two sons-in-laws, Jackie and Kevin Jandt, Fargo, N.D., Carol Luthi, Graytiot, and Linda and Rob Kyle, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Kari Luthi, Sunbury; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Rupert Froelich, Falls Church, Va., Mitzi and Tom Barnett, Sunbury, Evie and Bill Gossard, Las Vegas, Nev., and Carol Van Horn, Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Paul; and two sisters, Lois Cantrell and Sarah Luthi.

Memorial services where held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with the Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. No calling hours will be observed.

Larry F. Luthi
Larry F. Luthi, 58, Sunbury died Wednesday (February 7, 2001) in Sunbury.

Luthi was born on February 11, 1942 in Gahanna to the late Ruben W. and Beryl J. (Poe) Luthi. A lifelong area resident, he was a 1960 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He retired in 1997 after working 26 years as a press operator for GE Abrasives in Worthington. He was the Blackhawk Golf Course champion in 1977 and 1979 and a member of VFW Post #8736 of Sunbury.

Larry enjoyed golfing, playing pool, studying the Civil War, fishing, hunting and his 1979 black Corvette.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Kari Jacoby Luthi; a son, Luke; sisters, Dorothy (Rupert) Froelich of Falls Church, Virginia, Mitzi (Tom) Barnett of Sunbury, and Eva Gossard and Carol VanHorn of Las Vegas, Nevada; and by nieces and nephews.

Luthi was preceded in death by brothers Jack, Bill and Paul and by sisters Lois Cantrell and Sarah Luthi.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services were held with the Dr. Richard D. Ellsworth officiating. Interment was in Galena Cemetery with Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Hospital, 2500 Kenny Road, Columbus 43210.

Condolences may be expressed through the obituary page at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Pearl F. Luthi
Pearl F. Luthi, 65, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Monday (August 6, 2001) at Bennington Glen in Marengo.

She was born on February 13, 1936 in Danleton, Kentucky to the late John and Ema Keaton Danner. The homemaker moved to the Sunbury area in 1980 from Columbus.

Luthi is survived by a son, Shawn Luthi of Delaware; a daughter, Lois Mae "Kim" (Sam) Osborne of Marengo; two granddaughters, Airian and Brooke; one grandson, Joshua; two brothers, Arnold and Willard of Wurtland, Kentucky; three sisters, Sarah Gavin, Martha Picklesimer and Vina Thompson of Wurtland, Kentucky; and by special friends, Johanna Courtwright, Karen Baker and Kim and John.

She was preceded in death by husband of 23 years, William James Luthi in 1979; three sisters, Flora M. Hale in 1993, Nora Barbe and Ora Bright; and by one brother, John Danner.

Friends called at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where funeral services will be held with Pastor Tony Watson officiating.

Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Juanita Lynn
Juanita "Skeeter" Clifford Lynn, 67, Delaware, died Friday (March 2, 2001) at her residence.

Born on January 5, 1934, in Delaware to Byron and Mabel (Williams) Clifford, she was a lifelong Delaware resident and retired from National City Bank. She was also a longtime employee of Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra and George Hoffman of Westerville and Candi Meade of Sunbury; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Gene Hayner and Mary Jo and Charles Hurdzan, all of Westerville, and Carolyn and Cliff Reiss of Wisconsin, and Janet and Ron Poulton of Delaware; three grandchildren, Brian, Karrie and Nelson; and a close friend, Mark Bauer.

Visitation was held at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where a memorial service was held with the Rev. David Trout officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware 43015. Those unable to attend the services can express their condolences on the memorial page at www.bennettbrownrodman.com.


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