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Ricky Ramey
Ricky G. Ramey, 18, of Delaware, died Monday (March 2, 1998) at Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, from injuries suffered in an automobile-train collision Jan. 11, 1998, in Union County.

He was born April 8, 1979, in Delaware to Rick L. and Brenda L. (Davis) Ramey. He was a lifelong Delaware resident and a member of the Delaware Hayes High School class of 1998. He was a member of the school's baseball team his freshman year.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Delaware. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and working on his own car, a 1988 Pontiac Bonneville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived also by two brothers, Joshua and Jeremy Ramey of Delaware; maternal grandparents Harry and Janet Davis of Delaware; paternal grandparents Elzie and Bobbie Ramey of Ashley; uncles and aunts Wendell and Barbara Ramey and Wanda and Bruce Strawser of Delaware, Larry and Shirley Ramey of Sparta, Dale Davis of Columbus, and several cousins.

Funeral service was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware with the Rev. Jody Lynn B. Hagans officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.

Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU Unverferth House, Office of Medical Center Development, 1375 Perry St., 5th Floor, Columbus, OH 43201, which is where his family stayed during his illness.

Earl Clayton Ratliff
Earl Clayton Ratliff, 69, of Sunbury, died Friday (Aug. 7, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Topeka, Kan., in 1929 to the late Maudie and Clark Ratliff, he was a retired block mason.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Roberta, and a sister, Kathleen Rice.

Surviving are a brother, Harold Ratliff of Westerville; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Harold Bosart of Mt. Vernon, Alice Sartin of Sunbury, and Frances and Preston Fettrow of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home in Centerburg, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery.

Everett J. Rawlins Jr.
Everett J. Rawlins Jr., 55, of Waldo passed away Saturday, May 2 unexpectedly while at work. He was born January 12, 1943 in Delaware, Ohio to Everett and Ellen Margaret Bennett Rawlins. A life long area resident, he was a press operator for Whirlpool and a member of the Fulton church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife Pamela; son James Smith of Columbus; brothers and sisters-in-law James D. and Rita of Prospect, Ohio, Rickie and Christine and Robert and Mary all of Ashley, Ohio; his parents, Everett and Margaret of Waldo; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held at Bennett-Brown Funeral Home, Ashley.

Robin L. Raynard
Robin L. Raynard, 32, Centerburg, died Thursday (February 23, 2001) afternoon at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

She was born in Columbus on February 15, 1969 to Robert and Joyce (Daniels) Raynard of Centerburg and had lived in Centerburg for the past 25 years.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Robert L. Jr. and Rick L. of Centerburg; a sister, Rhonda L. (Scott) Lanham of Centerburg; grandparents Vergie Raynard of Columbus and Louise Daniels of Gallipolis; and by nieces and nephews Mitchell and Kyle Raynard and Taylyn Lanham.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where the services followed with Pastor Marvin Gassman officiating. Interment followed in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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

Fannie Reams
Fannie Reams, 88, of Marengo, died Tuesday (May 19, 1998) at her residence.

She was born in Garrett, Ky., on December 22, 1907 to the late Dan and Julie (Gearhart) Hunter. She was a member of the Little Ruth Old Regular Baptist Church in Marengo, and the Mount Sterling Old Regular Baptist Church in Kentucky.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Earlie and Carols Higgins of Marengo; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Wicker, on March 31, 1940, and Walter Reams in 1985; sone Worley Wicker on December 6, 1985; brothers Lewis, Chester, Simon, and Willy; and sisters Ann Wicker, Pearlie Conley, and Inis Martin.

Services were Thursday, May 21 at the Mount Sterling Old Regular Baptist Church, followed by interment in Johnny Martin Cemetery. Local arrangements were in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH, 43015.

Robert C. Reed
Robert C. Reed, 63, who served two terms as Mayor of the Village of Sunbury, died Wednesday, April 4. Reed also served as a member of Village Council.

He was born November 28, 1937 in Bluffton, Indiana to Frances (Brock) Reed and Edward Reed.

Reed is survived by his wife, Martha; two daughters, Renee Dobson of Delaware and Michelle Johnston of Columbus; and three grandchildren, Adam Polt, Nickolas Johnston and Alle Reed.

He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Nelson and Linda Balis; four brothers, Robert Reed, Douglas Catron, Richard Reed and Clyde Catron; and by several nieces and nephews.

Reed was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Catron, and by three brothers, Leroy Reed, William Reed and Donald Nolan.

The family extended special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

Visitation was held at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville where services were held with Pastor Larry Griffin officiating. Private interment followed the services.

In Reed's memory, the family asks that contribitions be made to St. Ann's Cancer Center, 500 Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43081.

Rheta Reese
Rheta C. Reese, 77, Sunbury, died Friday (Jan. 1, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Mount Gilead to the late William R. and Leona M. (Wilson) Corwin. She was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church, Ruth Circle and Progress Club, and was past president of WSCS, now WMW. She was presiding judge for the Board of Elections, Sunbury Precinct and was a member of Columbia Chapter No. 33 Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Charles H. Reese, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1941, in Mount Gilead; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jo Ellen and Paul Elfrink, Sunbury, Rev. Judi L. Taylor, Hotchkiss, Colo., and Janet and Jerrell Barnhill, Wauseon; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her son, James C. on April 1, 1984; and twin brothers Fred Corwin on Oct. 21, 1998, and Robert Corwin on March 17, 1989.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Services were held at Sunbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. David and Suzanne Hill officiating. Burial followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunbury UMC or Sunbury Community Library.

Betty J. Refinati
Betty J. Refinati, 74, of Sunbury, died Saturday (Feb. 7, 1998) at the Arbors at Delaware.

She was born Oct. 13, 19233, in Trenton Township to the late Harold and Esther (Edwards) Frease. She was a life-long Delaware County resident, and was a clerk at the former Albers Super Store in Columbus for 26 years.

Mrs. Refinati was current president of Youngbudd American Legion Post No. 171 Ladies Auxiliary; Past Chapeau of the 12th District No. 333 8/40, Columbus; and past secretary and treasurer of the American Spotted Horse Association.

She is survived by Henry Refinati, her husband of 29 years; sons and daughters-in-law James E. and Jeanie Evans of Conway, S.C., Harold and Jean Evans of Galena, and Carl and Jonda Evans of Sunbury; her stepchildren and spouse, Henry W. Refinati of Riverside, Calif., Helen L. and Rick Miller of Jacksonville, N.C., and Ethel M. Refanati of Long Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother Edward.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where Legion services also were held with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

Henry Refinati
Henry E. Refinati, 73, Sunbury, died Wednesday (May 19, 1999) in Jacksonville, N.C.

He was born July 2, 1925, in Corning.

He was a Marine Corp. veteran of the 4th Division, serving from 1943-1945. He was a retired welder. He was past commander of American Legion Post No. 171, Westerville. He held several offices with the 40/8 Voiture 15, including Chef de Gare, Sixth District Grand Cheminot and Cheminot National alternate. He was a charter member of National Boxcar Hobos.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, on Feb. 7, 1998.

He is survived by a son, H. Wayne Refinati, California; two daughters and one son-in-law, Helen Louise and Ricky Miller, Jacksonville, N.C., and Ethel Kemp, California; three step-sons and three daughters-in-law, Jim and Jeanie Evans and Carl and Jonda Evans, all South Carolina. and Harold and Jean Evans, Westerville; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Harriett Refinati, Thornville, and Donnie and Ann Refinati, Marengo; a sister and brother-in-law, Joann and William Thompson, Clanton, Ala.; and 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; .

Visiting hours and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with 40/8 American Legion services. Interment followed at Trenton Cemetery.

Russell J. Rehark
Russell J. Rehark, 87, of Delaware, died at his home early Friday morning (March 27, 1998).

He was born in Cleveland on Feb. 24, 1911, to the late John and Clementine (Burian) Rehark.

Mr. Rehark had worked for the Union Trust Co. of Cleveland, and as an accountant for Ernst & Ernst. He had served for 50 years as internal auditor and treasurer for Greif Bros. Corp., Delaware. He moved to Delaware in 1951 from Cleveland. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware, and a Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, Delaware No. 0844.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elinore K. (Kolos) Rehark; daughters and sons-in-law Marianne and Kenneth Johnson of Delaware, Elaine Rehark and Jeanne and Scott Fankhauser, all of Dublin; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard R. and RaeAnn Rehark of Fairfield, and John C. and Lisa Rehark of Sunbury; grandchildren and their spouses Janice, Catherine, Samantha, Hannah, and Addison Rehark, and Malia and Doug Homer, and Christopher and Staci Johnson; and a great-grandson, Alexander.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman G. Rehark.

Prayer services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. The Mass of Christian burial was at St. Mary, the Rev. Kevin J. Kavanaugh officiating. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to AmeriCares, 161 Cherry St., New Canaan, CT 06840.

Samuel Reppart
Samuel M. Reppart, 78, of Sunbury, died Wednesday morning (Dec. 13, 2000) at Northview Senior Living Center, Johnstown.

Born on Feb. 22, 1922, in Cadiz to the late Frank T. and Carrie E. (Dunlap) Reppart, he was a lifelong area farmer and a Sunbury resident since 1944. A member, former elder and trustee of Condit Presbyterian Church, he was a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, the Delaware County Farm Bureau, the Central Ohio Dairy Board and was a former Big Walnut School Board member of 18 years.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert S. Reppart, in 1997 and a brother, F. Wayne Reppart, in 1996.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Margaret (Morgan) Reppart who he married on Oct. 18, 1945 in St. Clairsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Kathy Reppart of Sunbury; four grandchildren, Brian (Leighann), Heather, Kari and Kelly Samuel Reppart.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Condit Presbyterian Church.

Robert Rhodebeck
Robert J. Rhodebeck, 85, of 7695 Morrow C.R. 97, died Sunday (Feb. 22, 1998) at Morrow County Hospital. He had been a patient at MCH Extended Care for two years.

He was born June 16, 1912, to Charles and Artha (Graham) Rhodebeck at North Woobury, and lived most of his life in the Woodbury-Johnsville area.

On June 15, 1946, he was married to Doris Henthorn, who survives. He was a 1931 graduate of Johnsville High School, and was a retired farmer and livestock trucker.

Mr. Rhodebeck served from 1948 to 1965 as Perry Township Clerk, served 15 years on the Morrow County Board of Education, beginning in 1950, and served three terms as a Morrow County commissioner, from 1965 to 1976.

He entertained audiences for many years, playing banjo and fiddle for local square dances and variety shows in many musical groups, including the Melody Five.

Mr. Rhodebeck was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, North Woodbury. He was a member of the I.O.O.F, and past Noble Grand of the Johnsville Lodge; the Chester Lodge, F. & A. M.; Columbus Valley Scottish Rite; Aladdin Shrine; Royal Jesters; and Picador banjo unit.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gennie, of Westerville, Daniel and Janet of Johnsville, and James and Pamela of Mansfield; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Abigail, Jeffrey, Levi, Kent, Michael, Matthew, and Zachary Rhodebeck; and his brother, Gerard Rhodebeck of Mount Gilead.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lorene Rhodebeck; and an infant grandaughter, Erin Rhodebeck.

Calling hours and Masonic services were at Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral services were held, the Rev. William Kerrick officiating, with burial in Shauck Cemetery, Johnsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church building fund, Shriner's Hospital, or Johnsville Emergency Squad.

Carter Richardson
Carter "Wayne" Richardson, 47, of Marengo died Monday afternoon (Feb. 1, 1999) at University Hospital, Columbus, following a six-year illness.

Born on June 1, 1951, in Richlands, Va., to the late Leck G. and Beulah I. (Hess) Richardson, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He moved to Marengo from Croton in 1977 and worked as a sheet metal fabricator for Stover Industries and was employed for 18 years by Bry Air of Sunbury. He was a former member of the Marengo Volunteer Fire Department, and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Avinelle Floyd in 1980.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon D. (Bright); two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald W. and Lynn Richardson of Mt. Gilead and Gene and Cathy Ray of Marengo; one daughter, Jackie R. Ray of Mt. Gilead; two grandchildren, Angel and Cody; two step-grandchildren, Tabby and Nikki; three brothers, Denford R. Richardson and Graham E. Richardson, both of Mt. Vernon, and Raymond H. "Spanky" Richardson of Vanceburg, Ky.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Verle E. and Vince Lewis of Vanceburg, Ky.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were be held with the Revs. Burt Runyon and Kevin Pruett officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Marengo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Unverferth House, 190 King Avenue, Columbus 43201.

John A. Rich
John A. Rich, 49, Cincinnati and formerly of Sunbury, died Tuesday (Oct. 19, 1999) in Fort Wright, Ky.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. He volunteered in Vietnam where he served 13 months as a combat engineer.

He is survived by three children, Wendy, John and Sandy; his father and stepmother, John A. and Nellie Rich Sr.; two sisters, Alice Resta and Emma Llewellyn; one aunt, Ruth Hubbell; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy M. Rich.

Calling hours were held at Johnson-Melick Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg. Funeral services were held with Fred Albrecht, evangelist, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Joseph House, 1519 Vine Street, Cincinnati 45210.

Robert K. Riley
Robert K. Riley, 72, Radford, Virginia, died Tuesday (January 16, 2001) at his resident in Radford.

He was born in Bishop, Virginia, on August, 20, 1928 to the late William E. and Annie G. (Wright) Riley. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Galena Brickyard and a member of the Radford Worship Center.

Riley is survived by his wife Margaret; sons and daughter-in-law Larry Riley and William (Laurie) Riley of Sunbury; a daughter Sherry Riley of Sunbury; step-daughters and sons-in-laws Peggy (Jeff) Sexton of Dublin, Virginia and Annie (Ronnie) Shepheard of Radford, Virginia; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a sister Mattie Belle Pruett of Tazewell, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aleen (Sawyers) Riley on August 3, 1982, and a brother, Robert Sawyers.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held at Sunbury Memorial Park. The Pastor Delmar Sparks officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carilion New River Valley Hospice, 707 Randolph Street, Suite 251, Radford, Virginia 24141.

Helen V. Roberts
Helen V. Roberts, 80, Ashley, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 20, 1918, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late Willliam and Katherine (Jefferson) Hesson. She was a homemaker and moved to Delaware County 60 years ago from West Virginia. She was a member of Christian Life Church of Delaware.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Jack Allen, Ashley, and Charlotte and Charlie Conklin, Ashley; one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Elnora Roberts, Croton; two sisters, Lillian Norton, Florida, and Wilma Blake, Mason City, W.Va.; two daughters-in-law, Margaret Roberts, Sunbury, and Leonia Roberts, Silver Spring, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Hubert E. Roberts, on Feb. 2, 1997. They were married in Charleston, W.Va., on March 30, 1935. Two sons, James Roberts in 1998 and Don Roberts in 1995; one grandson, Jerry McNichols; two sisters, Katie Pope and Margaret Cackler; and three brothers Tom, Dick and Earl Hesson all preceded her in death.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Burial was in Green Mound Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Life Church, 89 Cheshire St., Delaware 43015.

Erma Robson
Erma L. Robson, 74, Marengo, died Saturday (May 6, 2000) at her residence.

She was born in Marengo on May 12, 1925, to the late Alvin and Myrta (Bailey) Windsor.

She was a member of Marengo United Methodist Church, Audubon Society and Seniors on Center in Mount Gilead. She was a seamstress and enjoyed quilting and sewing. She had also worked as a realtor for B. Fryman Realty, Delaware.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Connie and Max and Ruth, all of Marengo; a brother, Ralph Windsor, Powell; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Edward H. Robson on July 5, 1994; and a son, Merrill Robson in 1964.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Interment followed in Marengo Cemetery.

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

Bernice Roe
Bernice I. "Bea" Roe, 86, Galena, died unexpectedly Sunday (Sept. 5, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born on April 15, 1913, in Washington Court House to the late George and Margaret "Maggie" (Judy) Glaze. She was a lifelong area resident and wintered in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Along with her late husband, she was a land developer and operated Roesland Dairy Co. She attended Rural Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Thunder Mountain Moose Lodge No. 2475 Ladies Auxiliary.

Along with her husband of 62 years, Harold "Polly" Roe who died in 1994, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fredrick Glaze.

Surviving are a son, Paul Kenyon Roe, Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were at the funeral home. Interment was in Cheshire Cemetery.

Eunice Roe
Eunice Roe, 79, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at The Laurels of Mt. Vernon.

She was born in Ivyton, Ky., on April 6, 1921, to the late Cyrus and Cora (Hackworth) Bailey. She moved to Mt. Vernon 30 years ago from Orange Township. She worked as a welder during and after World War II for the former American Blower Company. She attended the Mt. Vernon First Church of the Nazarene and had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a former Girl Scout leader in Delaware County.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Roe of Mt. Vernon and Carole Lee of Fredericktown; two sisters-in-law, Mable Bailey of Grove City and Leah Cole of Westerville; and her cocker spaniel Brandi.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Merrill L. Roe on July 26, 1993; a son-in-law, John Lee; and two brothers, Eugene Bailey and an infant brother.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Kenneth Teter officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Memorial Park near Delaware. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Knox County.

Lila Rogers
Lila Lee (Major) Rogers, 55, Westerville, died Wednesday (June 23, 1999) at her residence.

A native of Barnesville, she was a rural carrier for the Westerville Post Office and a member and facilitator of Quality of Work Life/Employee. She was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association; Harlem Township Civic Association and the Harlem Township Travel Club.

She was a 1961 graduate of Barnesville High School, the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and attended the American Institute of Banking.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert Dale Rogers; a daughter and son-in-law, Tyra and Brent Baisden; a grandson, Spencer Logan Baisden; and her parents, Earl Stanley and Lola I. (Gallagher) Major.

Calling hours were at Schoedinger Margarum Northeast Chapel, Columbus. Funeral services were with Doug Cluxton, chaplain, officiating. Interment was at Fancher Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Hospice Program, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus 43210.

Caleb Romans
Caleb Romans, 3, Marengo, died Friday morning (Dec. 24, 1999) in a mobile home fire at his residence.

He is survived by his mother, Donna K. Romans, Marengo; a brother, Justin Romans, Marengo; his maternal grandmother, Dovie Romans, Marengo; maternal great-grandparents, Leslie and Catherine Romans, Marengo; his father, William Best; paternal grandmother, Jean Best, Mount Gilead; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Romans in 1993.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were with the Rev. Earl Ash officiating. Interment was at Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Romans Family Memorial Fund, c/o Westerville Baptist Church, 630 N. State St., Westerville 43082.

Catherene Romans
Catherene A. Romans, 66, Marengo, died early Saturday morning (Jan. 6) at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1934, in Olive Hill, Ky., to the late Preston M. and Nancy E. (Knipp) Ash. Originally from the Mansfield area, the homemaker moved to Marengo 26 years ago from Columbus. She was a member of North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Leslie J. Romans; five sons, Herbert Springston and George Springston, both of Marengo, Burton Springston of Cardington, Kenneth Romans of Lancaster, and Jack Romans of Columbus; three daughters, Dovie Romans of Marengo, Nancy Young of Canal Winchester, and Frances Gramlich of Columbus; many grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Ash and Elmer Ash, both of Mansfield; and two sisters, Vivian Lowe and Bertha Peyton, both of Mansfield.

Visitation was held at North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church,where funeral services were held with the Rev. Jim Hall officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery, and arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.

Howard Roof
Howard M. Roof, 81, Sunbury, died Wednesday (April 5, 2000) at the farm where he was born and lived.

Born on Aug. 28, 1918, to the late Henry L. and Essie (McCoy) Roof, he was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Canine and Fire Fighting units in World War II. He was a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias, Kingston Grange No. 2489, Farm Bureau and American Legion Post No. 457.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Evelyn J. (Huddlestun) Roof, whom he married on May 11, 1940; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda Roof, Sunbury; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Jones, Sunbury, and Teena and Doug Hammond, Canaan, N.H.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Donald Roof, Delaware, and Dale and Norma Roof, Sunbury; a sister, Maxine Buckingham, Sunbury; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 457, Sunbury, was in Berkshire Cemetery.

Ruth Jean Roshon
Ruth Jean Roshon, 85, Westerville, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the Village at Westerville Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. Roshon, a son, Roy F. "Rock" Roshon; and a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Lawrence Karn.

Ruth is survived by her three children, Vicki Dolby of Pickerington, Richard A. (Janet) Roshon of Westerville and Mark C. Roshon of Boynton Beach, Florida; nine grandchildren, Brad Sweeney, Sheri Sweeney Linnabary, Steven Sweeney, John Dolby, Jeffrey Dolby, Troy Roshon, Ryan Roshon, Teri Roshon and Randy Roshon; eight great-grandchildren, Drew Linnabary, Erinn Linnabary, Cole Linnabary, Nate Linnabary, Caitlin Sweeney, Shane Sweeney, Gabrielle Dolby and Jordon Roshon; and by a niece, Lynnette Kirkpatrick.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville where services were held with Pastor John Zimmerman officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden.

Donald Ross
Donald R. Ross, 72, Galena, died Wednesday (Jan. 19, 2000) at Delaware Court Health Care Center after an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Galena, to Clara (Chambers) Ross and William B. Ross.

A farmer, he lived his entire life on the farm on which he was born. He was a real estate agent, an Ohio weight inspector and was an Agricultural Stabilization Committee (ASC) office field representative. Mr. Ross was a member of the Orange Road Evangelical Friends Church, where he served as an elder. He was a member of the Gideons Delaware Camp, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Senior Services for Independent Living Board of Directors and a former president of the Alum Valley Association. He served as a Republican Central Committeeman for Berlin Township.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Geraldine (Nutter); a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Debbie, Galena; a daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Donnie Hearn, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two sisters, Jessie Weese, Brewster, Mass., and Alta Crowl, Olive Green; two brothers, Dale and Olin Ross, Columbus; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leland, Russell and Afton; and a sister, Mildred Rae.

Calling hours were held at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were at Orange Road Evangelical Friends Church with the Rev. Chris Jackson officiating. Burial was in Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Gideons.

Gladys Ross
Gladys L. Ross, 88, formerly of Sunbury, died Friday (Dec. 3, 1999) at Canterbury Villa, Centerburg.

She was born in Condit on Aug. 16, 1911, to the late Thomas E. and Lottie (McFarland) Shoemaker.

She was a homemaker and the owner/operator of the Village Tavern, Sunbury, and the Clock Grill, Galena.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Weldon and Betty Ross, Sunbury; a daughter, Twila Williamson of Sunbury; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Ross; two grandchildren, Susan and John; two brothers, Mike and Paul Shoemaker; and a sister, Rosalie Shoemaker.

Visitation and services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Burial followed in Trenton Cemetery.

N. Gladys Ross
N. Gladys Ross, 83, died Sunday (March12, 2000) at Sunbury Nursing Home.

She was born May 19, 1916, in Blaine, Ky., to the late Green and Thursa Cordle.

Gladys moved to Sunbury from the Centerburg/Mount Vernon area in 1958. A homemaker, she attended Vans Valley Community Church and Genoa Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, flowers, gardening, latch hook embroidery, shopping, going out to eat and, most importantly, her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Russell Fry and Sarah and Gordon Ulery, all of Sunbury, and Janet and the Rev. Wayne Booth, Westerville; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Christina Ross, Sunbury; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Ross, Sunbury; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac J. Ross in 1977; a son, Donald Ross in 1997; two brothers, Bradley and Arnold Cordle; and three sisters, Lean Rice, Molly Fraizer and Goldie Stuart.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Genoa Baptist Church with Wayne Booth, pastor, officiating. Burial followed at Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

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

Mildred F. Ross
Mildred F. Ross, age 91, of Columbus, died Monday (Feb. 2, 1998).

She was retired from Timken Roller Bearing, and a member of Maplegrove Methodist Church.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law James L. "Jimmy" and Gene Ross, of Columbus; granddaughters, and their husbands, Cheryle and Hap Hoerath of Galena, Dee and Rick Pegram of North Carolina, and Michele and Bill Hanly of Westerville; great-grandchildren Annette, Jamie, and Jackie Hoerath, Ryan and Derick Pegram, and Shane Hanly; sisters Mary Satterfield of Columbus and Gladys Cross of Sunbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside serices and burial were at Sunbury Memorial Park. Arrangements are in care of Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.

Mary Lou Rumery
Mary Lou Rumery, 73, Columbus and formerly of Galena, died Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2000) at Grant Medical Center. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, George and Sharron Rumery, Pataskala, and Ronald Rumery, Bremen, Germany; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Sowers, Anderson, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster E. Rumery.

Calling hours were held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Loretta Russell
Loretta L. Russell, 63, of Marengo, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Kobacher House, Columbus.

Born on March 21, 1938, in Roanoke, Virginia, to the late Roy D. Sr. and Pauline Reynolds Hall Lynch, she was retired from the former Flexible

Corp., Delaware. A member of Fargo Wesleyan Church, she enjoyed birds, puzzles, bowling, yard sales and caring for her family.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Whitley, and one sister.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Beryl E. Russell Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Beryl E. and Cindy Russell Jr. of Whitehall; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly J. and Kelley Grear, Melissa J. Russell and companion James Seymour, and Loretta L. Whitley, all of Marengo; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; six sisters; and one brother.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were held with the Reverend Robert Clevenger officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disciples Shop, c/o Farmers Citizen Bank, Cardington 43315.

Frank Ryder
Frank Ryder, 87, Milan, died Sunday (April 25, 1999) at Firelands Hospital, Sandusky, following an extended illness.

He was born July 12, 1911, in West Virginia and had been a Milan resident since the early 1940s. He had been employed in maintenance for Growers Chemical Co., Milan, retiring in 1967. He also owned and operated the Gulf service station at exit 7 of the Ohio Turnpike (Route 250) and was an accomplished carpenter, having built homes in the Sandusky/Milan /Norwalk area.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Landis, Westerville; and five grandchildren.

All services were private. Arrangements were handled by Kubach-Smith Funeral Home, Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43099 N. Ridge Road, Elyria 44035-1051.


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