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Mike Sabados
Mike F. Sabados, 74, of Sunbury died Monday morning (Nov. 2, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1924 in Columbus to the late Mike and Mary (Bakai) Sabados. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he moved to Galena in 1953 and to Sunbury in 1964. He retired in 1984 as a manufacturing engineer for Rockwell after 32 years. He was a Little League coach and member of the Snake Hunters Conservation Club and Galena Community Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jewell (Rice); a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Steve Lord of Galena; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Judy Sabados of Johnstown; grandchildren Annie and Zoe Lord and Jessica and Heather Sabados; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Kay Sabados of Rouge River, Ore.; two sisters, Julia Schwartz of Reynoldsburg and Ann Barnhill of Pataskala; a sister-in-law, Shirley Sabados of Tucson, Ariz.; two uncles and an aunt Steve Szabados of Columbus, Paul and Kathy Szabados of Las Vegas, Nev.; his mother-in-law, Bertha Rice of Sunbury; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim, a sister Mary, and a granddaughter, Alyx Lord.

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

Rebecca Jean Sams
Rebecca Jean Sams, 71, of Sunbury and formerly of Columbus, died Sunday at her residence.

Preceded in death by a son, Harold Russell Jr.; her husband Harold Russell Sr.; and her father Eugene W. Dwiggans. Survived by mother, Mary E. Dwiggans; daughters Becky (Calvin) Bice of Sunbury and Mary (Phil) Miller of Grove City; son Eugene Sams of Logan; daughter-in-law Vivian Sams of Logan; eight grandchildren and eight grandchildren; brother John (Juanita) Mengel of Arizona; and by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, with Pastor Stan Kirklan officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice Homecare at Grady Memorial Hospital, 641 W. Central Ave., Delaware (43015) or to a charity of your choice.

Alice M. Sartin
Alice M. Sartin, 61, Sunbury, died Tuesday (Jan. 12, 1999) at her residence.

She was born in Paintsville, Ky., on July 8, 1937, to the late Clark and Maudie (Blevins) Ratliff. She was a food service service with Riverside Hospital, Columbus, for 14 years.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Don Gallion, Marengo; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Fran and Preston Fettrow, Irvine, Calif., and Mary and Paul Bosart, Mount Vernon; one brother, Harold Ratliff; two grandsons, Donald and Jeremy Gallion; and one great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Gallion.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Ratliff; and a sister, Kathleen Rice.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Yvette Hensley officiating. Burial followed in Eastview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302, or Hospice at Riverside and Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214.

Robert "Bob" Easton Satterfield Sr.
Robert "Bob" Easton Satterfield Sr., a lifelong resident of Centerburg who was born on March 8, 1934, passed away on April 24, 2001.

He retired from Rockwell International in March, 1990 after 38 years as a Lead Man and Supervisor. He was well-known throughout the plant as "Red."

Satterfield was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Korean Conflict, and a charter and life member of AmVets Post 59. He was a current second Vice Commander and former trustee. He was also a previous member of The American Legion Post 740, Whitehall V.F.W., F.O.E, and a volunteer for the Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin O. and Amelia (Crooks) Satterfield; four brothers, Edgar, Dwight, Donald and Richard; and by three sisters, Faye Shepard, Dorothy Torgeson and Bessie Satterfield.

Satterfield is survived his loving wife of 43 years, Thelma (Covrett); four loving children, Cherly (Dan) Brenner of Centerburg, Joyce (Bill) Phillips of Sunbury, Robert Jr. of Centerburg and Amy (Rob) Young of Dublin; Steve Albanese and John Daniels who were like sons; five devoted grandchildren, Linda and Crystal Phillips, Megan and Drew Brenner and Ryan Young; mother-in-law, Frances Covrett; three wonderful sisters, Eileen Pilkington of Marengo, Bettie (Charles) Jackson of Centerburg and Marianne (Homer) Ball of Delaware; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was Friday at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg where services were held Saturday with the Reverend John Alexander officiating. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the AmVets Post 59, New Building Funds, 3894 Columbus Road, Centerburg, Ohio 43011.

Viretta Saunders
Viretta M. Saunders, 71, Ontario, Canada, died November 30, 2001, at Doctor's Hospital, Montclair.

She was born on March 2, 1930, in Delaware and was a graduate of Delaware Willis High School. A long-time resident of Sunbury, she lived in Montclair and Ontario for 38 years. She retired from Best Products.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away in October of 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Paula Ganoe of Ontario and Deborah Lowry of Crestline; a sister, Jean Fisher of Mount Gilead; three brothers, James Stimmel of Delaware, Paul C. Stimmel of Richwood, and Jack Stimmel of Sunbury; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services have been held and were in the care of the Neptune Society.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center, 1910 Royalty Drive, Ponoma, California 91767.

Edward D. Saver
Edward D. Saver, 79, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Sept. 1, 1999) at his home.

He was born April 11, 1920, in Piney Fork to the late John and Rose Saver.

Mr. Saver moved to Sunbury 39 years ago from the Columbus area. He worked as an engineer for Curtis Wright and the sales department of Flintcote & Gemstar companys. He owned and operated Blue Door Antiques in Sunbury. He was a member of the Sunbury Golf League, Sunbury Merchants Association and a former member of the Sunbury Lions Club. He enjoyed sports, golfing and antiques.

He is survived by his second wife, Marjorie; a son, Dan Saver, Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Christine Hill, DeBoise, Pa.; two brothers Donald Saver, Canton, and Harold Saver, Wintersville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie "Mudge" Moler Saver in 1991.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury 43074.

Robert Sawyers
Robert Sawyers, 64, Centerburg, died Saturday (April 8, 2000).

He retired from Kelsey-Hayes Co. and was formerly employed by Galena Brick for 25 years.

He is survived by his companion of 40 years, Belvie Stacy; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Louise Sawyers, Cincinnati; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mabel and Ed Horn, Maryland, and Margaret and Robert Riley, Elizabeth and Claude Harrison and Barbara Sparks, all of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Richard, Howard, Washe Lee, Ed and Jackie Dean; and sisters, Aleen Riley and Wanda DeBoard.

Calling hours were at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg. Funeral services were held with Tom Booth, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Eastview Cemetery.

Goldie L. Saylor
Goldie L. Saylor, 75, Marengo, died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at the OSU Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born January 31, 1926 in Lowmansville, Kentucky to the late Willie and Sarah Jane Edwards Dooley. The homemaker moved to the Marengo area in 1992 from Columbus.

Saylor is survived by her husband, Grady Saylor; two daughters, Geraldine L. (Allen) Hradek of Mount Vernon and Jane Shaffer of Marengo; two sons, John (Debbie) Shaffer of Urbana and Larry (Judy) Shaffer of Clarksville, Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia Vinson of Virginia and Emma Sangillis of Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by a son, William E. Shaffer in 1968, and by nine brothers and sisters.

Visitation and services were Friday (April 6, 2001) at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo.

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

Clarkson Wilson Sayre
Clarkson Wilson Sayre, 65, Marengo, died Tuesday (Nov. 21) morning at Heartland Nursing Center, Centerburg.

He was born June 22, 1935 in Elmwood, W.Va. to the late George and Mary (Grimes) Sayre. Wilson, who moved to Marengo 30 years ago from Columbus, was a retired carpenter with Local #105 Brotherhood of Ohio Carpenter and Joiners Union.

Sayre is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Willmina "Mina" (Warner) Sayre; a daughter Brenda (Danny) Kirk of Centerburg; sons Don W. (Vada) Sayre of Marion, Charles A. (Becky Owens) Sayre of Marengo and Paul (Tammy) Sayre of Marengo; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother Junior B. Sayre of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and by numerous friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation and services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial was in the Marengo Cemetery.

Leona M. Searles
Leona M. Searles, 86, Delaware, died Wednesday evening (March 14, 2001) at Wintersong Village, Delaware following an extended illness.

She was born on May 26, 1914 in Columbus to the late Clovis and Lucinda Hutchinson Houston. Leona moved to Delaware in 1989 from the northside of Columbus.

Searles had worked for J I Case, Highlights for Children and Capital Sales as an office worker and in the inventory control departments before retiring in 1982. She and her family also owned and operated the Sunbury Grill in the late 1940's.

She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ.

Searles is survived by her two daughters, Shirley A. (Paul) Holt and Janet L. Gallogly of Delaware; four granddaughters, Terry L. (John) Reeves, Fonda Phelps, Brenda (Bill) Kuba and Susan (David) DeVault; six great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Mary Champ of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Harold J. Nichols in 1959 whom she married November 12, 1930; her second husband Arlo Searles in 1977 whom she married February 4, 1972; a son-in-law, Gordon Gallogly in 1996; and a sister, Dorothy Greff.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware where funeral services were held. Interment followed in Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville.

Memorial contributions made be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Carroll Sears
Carroll A. Sears, 64, of Marengo, died Friday afternoon (October 12, 2001) at Doctors' Hospital North following surgery and a long illness.

He was born in Marengo on Oct. 22, 1936, to the late Ralph and Lucille Smothers Sears. A graduate of South Bloomfield High School's Class of 1954, he was a lifelong area resident, a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict, and a retired truck driver for Carter Lumber. While in high school, he was active in football and basketball, and in 1953, along with his two brothers, Clyde and Dennis, he played a quarter of basketball with Tom and Dick Osborn for South Bloomfield High School.

An avid Cleveland Browns fan, he enjoyed golf, watching his grandchildren play sports, laughter, family, and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Carroll Sears Jr.

Surviving are his daughter, Kelly Eileen Simms of Marengo; three grandchildren, Cody, Tori, and Blake; his former wife and dear friend, Alta Eileen; for brothers and three sisters-in-law, David Sears of Apple Valley, Clyde and Sondra Sears of Centerburg, Dennis and Susan Sears of New Albany, and Robert and Debbie Sears of Sparta; a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Phil Roush of North Canton; an uncle and aunt, Ralph and Evelyn Smothers of Tiffin; his Gram, Grace Steinhelfer; and his nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were held. Burial will follow at a later date in Bloomfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Ohio Dialysis. Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

Athena Schmidt
Athena Janet Schmidt, 82, Columbus, passed away on Sunday (October 21, 2001) at Mt. Carmel East Hospital after a long illness.

She retired from General Motors and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, and a great-grandson, Mark J. Schlaegel.

Surviving are her devoted, loving husband of 64 years, George W. Schmidt; her loving daughter, Wanda Mae (James) Sharon of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two granddaughters, Sunday M. (James) Schlaegel of Galena and Sandy S. (Tim) Prawdzik of Gahanna; a grandson, James E. (Candy) Sharon Jr. of Croton; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many friends and family.

Funeral services were held at Schoedinger East Chapel, Columbus, with the Reverend David Leckrone officiating. Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate.

L. Merlin Schroeder
L. Merlin Schroeder, 81, of Marion and formerly of Marengo, died Friday morning (November 16, 2001) at Sunbridge Care Facility, Marion.

He was born on June 27, 1920, in Beloit, Wisconsin, to the late Charles and Julia (Hackett) Schroeder, and was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II. Lewis moved to Marion in 1997 from Marengo, and worked as an outreach liaison for Seniors on Center, Mount Gilead, for 10 years and had owned and operated the former Village Shoppe, Marengo, for 16 years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, Marion; Ambassadors Sunday school class; and the American Legion Post No. 97, Cardington.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Cutts, Hazel Bradenburg and Vivian Stickler Garde.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Mary Alice Davis Webb Schroeder; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Debbie Schroeder of Walworth, Wisconsin, and Gary and Eva Schroeder of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; a daughter, Trudie Ernest of Redwing, Minnesota; four stepsons and spouses, Tom and Zeenat Webb of Delaware, Terry Webb of Orient, Bob and Lori Webb of Columbus, and Mark and Tammi Webb of Huber Heights; a stepdaughter and spouse, Kim and Curt Grau of Duncan, South Carolina.; 29 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, H. Wayne Schroeder of Beloit, Illinois; and 45 foster children.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Phil Williams officiating. Interment, with military honors, was in Bloomfield Cemetery, Sparta.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.-com>.

Carl Emerson Schug
Carl Emerson Schug, 70, Pedro, Ohio, passed away Tuesday (May 22, 2001) at VAMC in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born January 24, 1931 in Coal Grove, Ohio, the son of the late Earl and Nora Haynes Schug.

Schug was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Zoar Ridge Pentecostal Church on Slabfork. He attended Linden-McKinley High School and Bliss College in Columbus. Schug was a sales manager for Singer Sewing Machine Company and operated Carl's Antiques in Ironton.

While he was born in Coal Grove, Schug lived most of his life in Franklin County, moving back to Lawrence County in 1989.

Schug is survived by his wife, Helen M. Lyall Schug whom he married September 12, 1951. He is also survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Karen Haverkos of Reynoldsburg and Sharen and Barry Collins of New Brighten, Pennsylvania; one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Joyce Schug of Westerville; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Schug of Grove City; and one sister, Donna Potts of Indiana.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wellman Ray Schug.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Carter E. Scites
Carter Eugene Scites, 77, Youngtown, Ariz., a former insurance agent in Delaware, died Friday (Sept. 10, 1999) in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born July 25, 1922, in Pedro, to Wilbur and Belle Scites.

Mr. Scites was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. An Allstate insurance salesman for 32 years, he was a member of Post 62 of the Peoria Arizona American Legion, Hiram Masonic Lodge of Delaware and the Elks in Delaware. He was a past commander of the American Legion post in Delaware.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jane Scites; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer and Charles Hess, Fredericksburg, Va., and Janice Scites, Basking Ridge, N.J.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Garey and Lori Scites, Naperville, Ill., and Gene and Lilia Scites, Phoenix; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Priscilla and Garnet Steel and Pansy Arnold.

Memorial services were at Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, Sun City, Ariz. Burial was at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, Ariz. 85351-4020, or to the American Cancer Society, Colon Cancer Research, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302-3807.

Lundburg Mortuaries, Golden Door Chapel, Youngtown, Ariz., handled arrangements.

Bernard Searles
Bernard J. Searles, 85, Village of Westerville Retirement Center, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 1999) at Village of Westerville Nursing Center.

He was born in Berkshire Township on Nov. 18, 1914, to the late Jay M. and Minnie (Mead) Searles.

A retired farmer and livestock inspector, he was a 50-year member of Condit Presbyterian Church and served as an elder and trustee. He was a 60-year member and past master of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, a 50-year member of Columbia Chapter No. 33 Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Shrine. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Lola Dell (Jennings) Searles; a daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Keith Wampler, Granville; a brother-in-law and wife, Raymond and Helen Jennings, Gallipolis; a sister-in-law and husband, Mary Elizabeth and Tom Brenner, Sunbury; a grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arlo; and two sisters, Lillian Carnes and Mildred Satterfield.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury 43074.

Lolly Searles
Lola Dell "Lolly" Searles, 85, Westerville, formerly of Sunbury, died Sunday morning (April 15, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

Born in Condit, Delaware County, on October 10, 1915, to the late Dan and Bessie (Farris) Jennings, she was a retired high school teacher with the Big Walnut School District, where she taught for 27 years before retiring in 1976. She also taught in Miamisburg High School for five years prior to teaching at Big Walnut.

A graduate of Otterbein College, she was a member of Condit Presbyterian Church, Friendly Club, Church Women United, Columbia Chapter No. 33 OES, and the Search Light Club, and was secretary of the residents council at Huber Village and a reading volunteer for Pointview Elementary School. She tutored many students after her retirement.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her stepmother, Millie (Leach) Jennings, who raised her after her mother's death; and her husband, Bernard J. Searles, who passed away on December 30, 1999.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Keith Wampler, and her grandson, Jay Wampler, all of Granville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Ray and Helen Jennings of Gallipolis; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Brenner of Sunbury.

Visitation was held Tuesday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, and one hour prior to the funeral service held Wednesday at Condit Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Carol Weiss officiated. Interment followed at Trenton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lolly Searles Memorial Fund at Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury 43074.

Condolences may be expressed on the obituary page of www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Robert Searles
Robert M. Searles, 64, of Sunbury died suddenly Wednesday (Oct. 21,1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1934, in Berkshire Township to the late Arlo M. and Alice M. (Augenstein) Searles. A lifelong area resident, he was a member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1953 and a graduate of Columbus Barber College and the Ohio State University. He was a CPA and owner of Robert M. Searles & Assoc.

Mr. Searles was a 33-degree Mason; past Most Wise Master of Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; past Master of Sparrow Lodge 400 F&AM; past president of the 14th District Masonic Assoc.; past district education officer of the Delaware County Shrine; a member of the Ohio Lodge of Research Grotto; past patron of the Columbia Chapter No. 33 Order of the Eastern Star; and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Accepted Royal Order of Scotland, the Masonic Vet. Association, the Masonic Service Association, and the Aladdin Temple Shrine.

He was also a member and former trustee of Sunbury United Methodist Church and the Grady Memorial Hospital Development Committee; and a member and past president of the Sunbury Lions Club. His former activities include the Grady Memorial Hospital Home Health Board, Sunbury Village Zoning and Tax Appeal boards, Big Walnut High School Steering Committee, VP Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity, President of Dollars for Scholars, American Legion, and the OSU Alumni Association.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jay M. Searles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Joyce (Neal) Searles; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Linda Searles of Columbus; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and James Swonger of Westerville and Tami and Steve Blowers of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Meredith, Michelle, Adam, and Neil; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan Starkey of Wooster, Phyllis and Danny Meige of Reynoldsburg, and Minnetta and David Boyd of Arizona; several nieces and nephews; and a special uncle and aunt, Bernard and Lola Dell Searles of Sunbury.

Visitation was held with a Masonic service at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Sunbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. David and Suzanne Hill and Dick Smith officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM or Sunbury United Methodist Church.

Kerry Seavolt
Kerry K. Seavolt, 36 of Marengo, died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident early Saturday (Marc 6, 1999) in Marengo.

He was born in Mt. Vernon on Sept. 4, 1962. A graduate of Highland High School Class of 1981, he moved to Marengo from Mount Vernon in 1975. He worked in the construction trade as a house farmer for Ben Pickens Construction.

Survived by his parents, Patricia and Ed Cochran of Marengo and David and Sue Seavolt of Granville; children Kerry Seavolt II of Fulton, Amanda and Tracy Seavolt and their mother, Becky Vandall of Marengo; brother Kevin Seavolt of Wyoming; sisters Karen Cremeans of Centerburg and Tamara Cochran and Sabrina Lawson of Marengo; half-brothers Larry Cochran of Marengo and Steve Cochran of Delaware; half-sister Terri Cochran of Delaware; grandfather Cranston Whited of Marengo and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Mary and Ralph Seavolt and Eva Whited.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral home. Funeral services were held at Alum Creek Friends Church west of Marengo with Pastors Steve Jobe and Tony Watson officiating. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Lawrence Lewis Schirtzinger
Lawrence Lewis Schirtzinger Sr., 62, died unexpectedly Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1937, to the late Harold and Irene (Reed) Schirtzinger.

Surviving are his wife, Norma; four children and their spouses, Lora and Mike Montgomery, Joanna and Pete Ecos, Larry Jr. and Annette Schirtzinger, and Eric and Rena Schirtzinger; seven grandchildren, Trent and Ryan Montgomery, Evan and Caelan Ecos, and Gerrod, Joshua, and Christina Schirtzinger; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Bill Hamilton and Darlene and John Gaughan; his father- and mother-in-law, Roy and Joan Ralston; two sisters-in-law and husbands, Hannah and Art Hunt and Julie and Denny Davis; a brother-in-law and wife, Chris and Carol Ralston; a cousin, Bill Schirtzinger; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. A Mass of Christian burial was held at Church of the Resurrection, New Albany, with the Rev. Tom Petry as celebrant. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Betty J. Schoonover
Betty J. Schoonover, 71, of Sunbury, died Monday evening (July 13, 1998) at Mount Carmel East Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born April 33, 1927 in Columbus to the late William and Alice (Schaffer) Fleck. The homemaker was a Sunbury-area resident since 1959, and had worked as a nurse's aide.

Mrs. Schoonover is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Harlan J. Schoonover; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Ronald Boggs of Croton; sons and daughter-in-law Willard of Gahanna, Robert of Johnstown, Thomas of Marengo, and Mike and Cindy of Kettering; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Ralph and Maxine Fleck of Gahanna, William and Sharon Fleck of Nebraska, Donald and Joanne Fleck of Columbus, and Thelma Nuckles of Worthington; sister and brother-in-law Ida and Herb Parliament of Columbus; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl, and a sister, Edith Ahern.

Services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, with her son, Mike Schoonover, officiating. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 W. State St., Columbus, OH, 43222.

L. Merlin Schroeder
L. Merlin Schroeder, 81, of Marion and formerly of Marengo, died Friday morning (November 16, 2001) at Sunbridge Care Facility, Marion.

He was born on June 27, 1920, in Beloit, Wisconsin, to the late Charles and Julia (Hackett) Schroeder, and was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II. Lewis moved to Marion in 1997 from Marengo, and worked as an outreach liaison for Seniors on Center, Mount Gilead, for 10 years and had owned and operated the former Village Shoppe, Marengo, for 16 years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, Marion; Ambassadors Sunday school class; and the American Legion Post No. 97, Cardington.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Cutts, Hazel Bradenburg and Vivian Stickler Garde.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Mary Alice Davis Webb Schroeder; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Debbie Schroeder of Walworth, Wisconsin, and Gary and Eva Schroeder of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; a daughter, Trudie Ernest of Redwing, Minnesota; four stepsons and spouses, Tom and Zeenat Webb of Delaware, Terry Webb of Orient, Bob and Lori Webb of Columbus, and Mark and Tammi Webb of Huber Heights; a stepdaughter and spouse, Kim and Curt Grau of Duncan, South Carolina.; 29 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, H. Wayne Schroeder of Beloit, Illinois; and 45 foster children.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Phil Williams officiating. Interment, with military honors, was in Bloomfield Cemetery, Sparta.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.-com>.

Kenneth W. Schultz
Kenneth W. Schultz, 59, of Westerville, a former Big Walnut High School teacher and coach, died Sunday (Aug. 2, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was the son of Walter and Carrie Schultz.

Mr. Schultz was a manufacturing representative for Ohio Timekeeping Systems. He was a graduate of Olentangy High School and Otterbein College and played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers. He was a hitting instructor at Grand Slam USA and was an avid left-handed golfer. He also was a member of the Otterbein "O" Club.

Surviving are his wife, Sandie; a daughter, Heather Schultz of Monroe, La.; a son, Thad Schultz of Columbia, S.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna Jean and Dick Shaw of Ashland; many nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Tonya and Bill Adams of Xenia and Beverly and Tom Flannery of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Schultz.

Visiting hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where a funeral service was held with the Rev. Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating. Burial was in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein "O" Club, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio 43081.

Roderick Scott
Roderick D. "Rod" Scott, 67, Galena, died Sunday (Sept. 26, 1999) at his residence.

Born in Oklahoma City on April 13, 1932, to the late Walter and Virginia (Duncan) Scott, he was a retired executive with the former Jeffrey Manufacturing, Columbus.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marilyn (Amerine) Scott, whom he married on March 16, 1951, in Columbus; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roderick and Ellyn Scott and Gregory Scott, all of Centerburg; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie Scott, Grove City, and Jennifer and Larry Lockhart, Marysville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marshal and Patricia Scott and Richard and Faithe Scott, all of Columbus; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Stephen Snyder, Holland, Mich.; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating.

Helen E. Shade
Helen E. Shade, 87, Westerville, started her new journey with her husband of 66 years, Albert J. Shade Sr. on May 31, 2001.

She was a member of Minerva Park United Methodist Church and Greater Columbus Emmaus Community. She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star, Robert Morris Chapter #372.

Helen was the loving mother of Albert J. (Rita) Shade Jr. of Columbus and Barbara (Clyde) Wright of Sunbury. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Albert J. (Faith) Shade III, Lori (Greg) Wentzel, Kim (Don) Mann, Scott (Grethe) Holdren and Philip (Diane) Holdren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a special sister, Wilma Longhino of Columbus; a brother, Albert R. Cochrun of Arizona; nieces and nephews, including Cindy Shoup and Barry Longhino; and was "Grandma Helen" to numerous youth at Marion Youth Facility.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Cochrun.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. An Eastern Star Service was held. Services were held at Minerva Park United Methodist Church, Columbus with the Reverend Scott Waibel officiating. Private interment.

Clarence Shelton
Clarence B. "C.B." Shelton, 95, died Tuesday (Oct. 20, 1998) at his home in Roanoke, Va.

Born Feb. 18, 1903, in Buchanan County, Va., he was the oldest child of Lemuel V. and Elizabeth (Cook) Shelton.

A graduate of Hargrave Military Academy, he had a long career as a logger, farmer, orchardist, coal miner, and carpenter in Virginia and Ohio. A Master Mason, he was a member of the Mountain Home Lodge, Stuart, Va., since 1939. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sparta, where he lived from 1944 to 1968, and of the Fleming Chapel of Roanoke. Mr. Shelton life member of the NRA and of the Isaak Walton League of Roanoke. During his retirement, he participated for 10 years in the Roanoke Valley March of Dimes Walk-a-thon, nine years of which he was the oldest walker attending.

He and his wife volunteered for a variety of community projects. His favorite pastime was cutting firewood for himself and his neighbors. He loved the outdoors, he loved to work, and he loved to relive his many experiences with those he loved the most, especially his family and his friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Deskins and Virginia Mutter; three brothers, Alva Addison, Jay Addison, and Gilbert Addison; and by his wife of 37 years, Virgie (Addison) Shelton.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Mary Viola (Naff) Shelton; a daughter, Jean Taylor of Masury; a son, Phillip Shelton of Wise, Va.; three step-daughters, Arline Stratton of Maidens, Va., Nareta Harris of Roanoke, and Peggy Jean Hazelwood of Glen Allen, Va.; two step-sons, Glen Naff and Gayle Naff, both of Roanoke; two sisters, Hattie Keene of Grundy, Va., and Margaret Knouff of Pataskala; a brother, Albert Addison of Portal, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where an informal memorial service was also held. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Carol Sherbourne
Carol K. Sherbourne, 54, of Sunbury, died late Friday evening (July 6, 2001) at Kobacker House, Columbus.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1946, in Columbus, the daughter of John J. and Marjorie (McElwee) Cook, who survive near Johnstown.

A member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1964, she worked as a travel agent with AAA in Delaware and was a former bookkeeper for Sunbury Auto Parts.

Carol loved animals, was a past matron of the Columbia Chapter No. 33 OES, a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 8736, Sunbury.

She was a loving wife to her high school sweetheart and husband of 35 years, Bill Sherbourne, who survives in Sunbury. Also surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Michelle Sherbourne of Johnstown; her daughter, Caryn Stith of Sunbury; grandchildren Cale Sherbourne and Mitchell and Macy Stith; two sisters, Linda (Si) O'Quinn of Johnstown and Deborah Kirkendall of Center Village; her nieces and nephews; and her mother-in-law, Alice Sherbourne of Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, William O. Sherbourne, who died in 1982.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Father Rod Depitro officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 Ohio 37E, Delaware 43015 or to Hospice at Riverside, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214.

Hazel M. Sherman
Hazel M. Sherman, 81, Galena, died Friday (January 25, 2002).

She was born in Westerville on November 24, 1920, the daughter of the late Jesse and Crystal (Wickersham) Hall. She moved to the Galena area in 1973 from Westerville.

Hazel was a homemaker who had also worked for Otterbein College and Kilgore Manufacturing. She was a member of the Peachblow United Methodist Church, where she was also active in the United Methodist Women. She loved music, playing the piano and animals.

She is survived by three sons Don (Barbara) Sherman of Lewis Center, William (Ellen) Sherman of San Diego, California, and John (Teri) Sherman of Galena; five grandchildren, Kelly, David, Barbara, Tamara and Laura; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Allison; a brother, Bob Hall of Newark; and a sister, Jeanne Roshon of Westerville.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, George Eber Sherman on February 24, 1985, and her brother, Gerald Hall.

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

Interment followed in Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Peachblow United Methodist Church, 3247 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.

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

Pete Sherman
Ralph H. "Pete" Sherman, 80, Galena, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

He was born on April 8, 1920 on the family farm in Berlin Township to the late Eber and Edna (Snyder) Sherman. He was a graduate of Berlin High School class of 1938. He was a lifelong farmer and Berlin Township resident. He was a school bus driver for 41 years for the Olentangy School System. He enjoyed euchre and was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by sons Randy of Columbus and Rodney of Galena; daughter and son-in-law Rayne and Rich Colley of Eden, NC, and granddaughters Ashley and Brittney Colley.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby E. (Talbert) Sherman in 1982; brothers Homer and George and sisters Mary Sherman and Lavinia Griffith.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. William Byers officiating. Interment followed in Cheshire Cemetery.

Ida Shicks
Ida V. Shicks, 85, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Center Village, died Monday (Nov. 1, 1999).

She was a member of Sunbury Christian Church of Christ.

She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Judith and Neil Gorsuch, Jane Gross, Virginia and Rene Yandrich, Vivian and James Rice and Kimberly and Jay Geisler; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Nonata Shicks and Donald and Russell Shicks; 27 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends in Ohio and Bradenton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Delno Shicks.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Norman Gendt officiating. Burial followed at Fancher Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Society, Hospice of Riverside or a charity of the donor's choice in Ida's memory.

James T. Shidecker
James T. Shidecker, 95, of Sunbury, died Thursday morning (March 26, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born in Columbus on June 2, 1902, to the late James E. and Sarah B. (Fridele) Shidecker. He graduated from Ohio State University in June, 1923, with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He was a member of the varsity track team and held a Big Ten championship for the high jump, which he achieved in 1922. He was a member of the Triangle Fraternity and the OSU Alumni Association. As a minor league baseball player, he played against notables including Babe Ruth and Jim Thorpe.

Mr. Shidecker was self-employed, and was involved in the construction of Interstate 71 overpasses north of Columbus. He was a 73-year member of the Ralph R. Rickly Lodge No. 670 F&AM, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, and Aladdin Temple. He enjoyed sports and dedicating time to the Columbus Foundation.

He is survived by his friend Alice Van Dyke of Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lucille (Church) Shidecker on May 21, 1989.

Services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with the Rev. Weldon Stockwell officiating. Masonic services also were held. Interment was in Glen Rest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Foundation, Lucille C. and James T. Shidecker Scholarship Fund, 1234 E. Broad St., Columbus OH 43205.

Margie M. Shisler
Margie M. Shisler, 64, of Delaware died on Friday (Aug. 14, 1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born in Kenna, W.Va., on June 15, 1964 to the late Clayton and Nina (McLaughlin) Vance, she moved to Delaware from Urbana 40 years ago. She served as the Delaware 4th Ward Councilwoman from 1986 to 1995. She retired after 20 years as a supervisor with the former Haglunds-Dennison Company of Delaware, and enjoyed cooking and volunteering at the gift shop in Grady Memorial Hospital.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, on Feb. 29, 1988, and a brother, Clayton Vance Jr.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Steve Smith of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephan E. Parker of Saylersville, Ky., and Rex and Donna Parker of Hillsboro, Ky.; three adopted grandchildren, Steven Parker and Crystal and Eric Lappie, all of Delaware; 13 grandchildren, Thomas, Aaron, Garrett, Brian, Leah, Ashley, Alisha, Joshua, Natasha, Kailum, Dakota, Emmie Jo, and Karla; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Steve; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Helen Wilson of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Judith and Arthur Huffman of Hilliard; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwight and Rosemary Hardman of Milwaukee, Wis., and Victor and Sheila Vance of Centerburg; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware, where services were held. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association's Columbus chapter, 1580 King Avenue, Columbus 43212-2000.

Mardell Shultz
Mardell Shultz, 61, Sunbury, died Friday (May 25, 2001) at Grant Medical Center.

Born in Delaware County on November 2, 1939, to Ethel (Farris) Wilcox of Sunbury and the late Burnice Wilcox, she was a member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1957. She assisted with the operation of John Shultz Stables and is described as an incredible mother who loved her children, grandchildren and horse racing.

She was a member of Sunbury First Baptist Church, Ohio Harness Horsemans Association, United States Trotting Association and was past worthy matron of OES Columbia Chapter No. 33 and a past member of OCCL.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Williams; and a brother Wallace Wilcox.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 43 years, John W.; six daughters and sons-in-law, DellAnn and Joe Kuhn of Sunbury, Darla and Ernie Gaskin of Anderson, Ind., Melody and Scott George of Sunbury, Jona and Keith Baer of Sunbury, Kila and Ronnie Steck of Marengo, and Amber and Chad Hankins of Sunbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Allie Zarley of Delaware; 13 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Roger Higgins of East Alton, Illinois; sisters-in-law Joan (Gene) Fuller and Jane (Gary) Davis; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Jim and Judy Buell.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Reverend Larry Griffin officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 394, Sunbury 43074.

Beulah Shuster
Beulah M. Ford Shuster, 83, of Sunbury, died Sunday morning (June 11, 2000) at New Albany Gardens and Care Center.

She was born in Mason County, W. Va., on Jan. 2, 1917, to the late Lewis and Rowena (Tucker) Snyder. A homemaker and member of Condit Presbyterian Church, she had lived in Sunbury for 57 years after coming from Delaware.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Ford and Everett Shuster.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Roger Foor of Reynoldsburg and Beatrice and Steve Clark of Gahanna; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Carol Shuster of Delaware; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Richard Needles of Columbus; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Ellis of Gahanna and Ryan Foor of Reynoldsburg; four brothers, Wally, Camden, Charles, and Bob Snyder, all of Delaware; and a sister, Margaret Ashbrook of Ashley.

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

The family wishes to thank all the staff at New Albany Gardens and Care Center for the care given to Beulah during her stay.

Willard E. Shutts
Willard E. Shutts, 84, Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon (January 5, 2002) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Shutts was born on March 12, 1917 in Canton to the late Harry and Elsie Wells Shutts. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and an area resident since 1960. A retired truck driver and heavy equipment operator, he enjoyed woodworking and bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dexter E. Conley Shutts; two stepdaughters, Annetta (James) Davidson of Marengo and Freda Sargent of Westerville; a stepson, Louis W. Armbrust of Columbus; five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Shutts of Lewisville, Ohio.

Shutts was preceded in death by brother, Leonard, and a sister, Dorothy Carr.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

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

William Skaggs
William E. "Gene" Skaggs, 55, Delaware, died Friday evening (October 5, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Born on February 26, 1946, in Union County to the late Harry Martin and Pauline Skaggs, he enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards, horse racing and his grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Annett Skaggs, in 1979.

Surviving are his son, Tommy Skaggs of Mount Vernon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Tim White of Sunbury and Terra and Andrew Ellis of Mount Vernon; and three grandchildren, Rebecca and Zachary White, and Lani Skaggs.

A memorial service was held at Sunbury Christian Church, 250 Rainbow Avenue. No calling hours were observed. Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhome.com>.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Skaggs Family, 10861 Ohio 521, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Dawerance H. Skatzes
Dawerance H. Skatzes, 86, Old Washington, Ohio, died Wednesday (February 21, 2001) at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky where he had resided for two years.

He was born August 21, 1914 in Delaware to the late Carl A. and Eulaha Clara (Stricklen) Skatzes. A protestant by faith, he was a retired teacher, principal and superintendent in the Old Washington School District. He was also a teacher and administrator in Zanesville and Columbus.

Skatzes was a World War II veteran, a member of the Cambridge Lodge 66 F&AM, Scottish Valley of Cambridge and V.F.W. Kipling. He joined the Ohio Army National Guard at the age of 18 and continued his service until he retired. He was a life member of the Eagles and Moose

He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Stillion) Skatzes, whom he married February 18, 1975; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Thelma) Moore of Delaware, Mrs. Robert (Etta Ann) Williamson of San Jose, California, and Mrs. Neil (Neatha) Snyder of Avon Park, Florida; two sons, Carl A. (Monique) Skatzes of Tomball, Texas, and Brent A. (Sheila) Skatzes of Sunbury; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Boster, Mrs. Virginia Skatzes and Mrs. Dale (Shirley) Wilson of Delaware; 13 grandchildren; and by 10 great-grandchildren.

Skatzes was preceded in death by brothers Arthur, Norman and Richard Skatzes.

Visitation was Sunday at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Andrew Woods officiating.

Burial was in Old Washington Cemetery.

Ruth Skeels
Ruth I. Skeels, 77, of Cardington and formerly of Fargo, died Wednesday (Oct. 21, 1998) at Galion Community Hospital.

She was born on March 26, 1921, in Scioto Township near Waverly to the late Cap and Melissa (Lyons) Sherman. She lived in the Fargo area from 1964 until 1988 and was a Cardington resident for four years before moving to Lakeview. Before retiring, she worked as an assembler for General Motors of Columbus. She attended Marion Enterprise Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Surviving are five sons and four daughters-in-law, David Parks of Columbus, Conroy and Ann L. Parks of Marengo, Roger and Elaine Parks of Las Vegas, Nev., James A. and Kathy Skeels of Missouri, and Ralph and Pandora Skeels of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lee Sherman of Arizona and David Sherman of Kentucky; and two sisters, Marie Thomas of California and Susan Parks of Ohio.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Ben Gregory officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the oncology department of Galion Community Hospital.

David Skeens
David I. Skeens, 64 of Sunbury, died unexpectedly Monday (May 17, 1999) at his home.

He was born in Harlem Township on Nov. 13, 1934 to the late Edward and Gertrude (McComas) Skeens. He had lived most of his life in Delaware County. He was a member of the Worthington Christian Church, Valley Tractor Club in Newark, Delaware County Tractor Club, Friends of 4-H volunteer, Harlem Boys Breakfast Club and tutored at Big Walnut Elementary and Middle Schools. He worked as a prep-cook at Worthington Retirement Village and served in the National Air Guard from 1953-1962.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeanetta (Carpenter) Skeens; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tammi Skeens of Sunbury; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Norman Pilkington of Sunbury; grandchildren Jason and Tracy Pilkington, Aimee Skeens and Kristen Zimmer; brother Robert Skeens of Sunbury, and sisters Betty June Stout of Columbus and Anita Wurm of Delaware.

He was preceded in death by his son, Keith Skeens on July 25, 1981.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with Dr. Marshall Hayden officiating. Burial was in the Africa Cemetery.


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