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Wayne Skinner
Wayne Ellis Skinner, 75, of Sunbury, died Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born in Texarkana, Ark., on Sept. 29, 1924, to the late Robert and Esther (Cheatham) Skinner. A veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, he retired in 1987 as plant manager for North American Rockwell International, Columbus. He was a member of Rosehill Baptist Church, Reynoldsburg; Aerie 3614 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; and a life member and former officer of the VFW Post No. 8736.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Dobota) Skinner in 1976; and three brothers, Norman, W.R. (Dub), and Bob.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Russell and Mickey of Larkspur, Colo., Norman and Kathy of Cincinnati, and Rockland of Dayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Robert Drumm of Pataskala; six grandchildren, Sherry, Rusty, Aaron, Dannielle, Greg and Mark; a great-grandson, Thomas; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Ray of Rockwell, Texas, Pete of Dallas, Texas, and Cecil and Linda Sue of Sunbury; and his loving friend and companion, Carrie Tobin and her family.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with military honors by VFW Post No. 8736.

Emma M. Skiver
Emma M. Skiver, 84, of Canal Winchester, formerly of Sunbury, died Sunday morning (March 8, 1998) at Mount Carmel East Hospital.

She was born in Columbus on Nov. 13, 1913, to the late John and Agnes (Hymes) McMillen. She was homemaker and had lived in Canal Winchester since 1986.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rebecca Pfleager of Columbus; grandchildren and spouse David Pfleager and Anita and John Steele; great-grandchildren Austin and Alysha; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Pfleager on June 9, 1953, and Norman Skiver on Jan 7, 1986; one brother, John McMillen; and her sisters, Dorothy Worster and Mary Wimer.

Calling hours, followed by services, were at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Deacon Fred Schmitt officiated. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Amelia Smith
Amelia Smith, 97, Sunbury and formerly of Blacklick, died Thursday (March 30, 2000) at Morning View Care Center, Sunbury.

She was born Dec. 1, 1902, in Franklin County to the late Peter and Mary (Steltzer) Hartung.

She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Columbus until 1994 when she move to Sunbury. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Violet and Frank Peterfy, Sunbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Anita Smith Jr., Alexandria; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death in 1960 by her husband of 36 years, Paul L. Smith; and several brothers and sisters.

Private graveside funeral sesrvices were held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, handled arrangements.

Ephriam E. Smith
The Rev. Ephriam E. Smith, 99, died Friday (March 31, 2000) at Southern Oaks Health Center, St. Cloud, Fla.

He was born March 22, 1901, Elliott County, Ky., to the late Morris R. and Mary C. (Rabb) Smith. On March 15, 1926, he married the former Emily E. Conn, now deceased.

He was a former resident of Karr Road, Jackson.

He is survived by two daughters, Glenna Jean Martin, Melbourne, Fla., and Alta Mae Presceno, Cocoa, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Myrtle Smith; two daughters-in-law, Shirley and Carolyn Smith; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Paul, Morris and William; seven brothers, Edward, Fred, John, Don, William, Herbert and Walter; five sisters, Beetha, Grace, Sarah Lillian and Lecta; and one granddaughter, Dewana Kay.

Calling hours were at Mayhew Funeral Home, 135 Broadway St., Jackson. Graveside services were at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Coalton, with the Rev. J.R. Smith officiating.

Jack Smith
Jack B. Smith, 70, of Sunbury, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1929, to the late Herbert and Maude (Conn) Smith. Coming from Kentucky, Jack resided in Sunbury for 45 years. He had worked for the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company and was retired from the maintenance department of the Galena Brick Company. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mona L. (McGlothlin) Smith; daughters Jeanie Paulette Squires of Chesterville, Brenda Marie Smith of Mt. Vernon, Shirley Lynn Smith of Sunbury, B. Lois Smith of Sparta, and Patricia Annett Smith of Prospect; sons Michael Jack Smith and Billy Joe Smith of Condit; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Glen and Roberta Smith of Sunbury and Raymond and Alice Smith of Richlands, Va.; and sisters Ruby Rea of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Benvento of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Lee Smith; a son, Johnny E. Smith; and brothers Kenneth and Billy Smith.

Visitation was held on at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Dave Loynachan officiating. Burial was at Trenton Cemetery.

June Smith
June E. (Dennis) Smith, 73, Croton, died Monday (December 10, 2001) at Heartland Rest Home, Centerburg.

She was born on June 27, 1928, in Groveport to the late Raymond and Julia Dennis. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Westerville.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Loy M. Smith; her daughters and spouses, Catherine and Carty Breeze of Tecumseh, Michigan, Constance and Tom Baughman of Newark, Vivian Smith of Charlottesville, Virginia, Sally and Tom Vincent of Galena, and Barbara and Keith O'Connell of Richmond, Virginia; a son and wife, Dale and Angie Smith of Centerburg; her grandchildren, Matt and Ryan Breeze, Jennifer, Jessica and Noel Baughman, Brent, Brandon and Brian Vincent, and Colin McCaffrey; a great-grandson, Brenan McCaffrey; two sisters, Beverly Will of Jacksonville, Florida, and Shirley Elliott of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Ruth Solt of Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Libby Smith of Centerburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Johnstown. Funeral services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church with pastors Charlie Woodward and Garrard Haubrich officiating.

Interment was in East View Cemetery, Centerburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4688 East Walnut Street, Westerville 43081 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 210, Columbus 43229.

Kenneth D. Smith
Kenneth D. Smith, age 53, of Waskom, Texas, died Aug. 2, 1998 at his home following a two-year illness.

He was born on July 3, 1945, in Stark County, Ky., to the late Herbert and Maude (Conn) Smith. He spent his childhood years in the Sunbury area and had been a resident of Texas for 17 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and retired environmental technician for General Motors in Shreveport, La.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Osborn); daughters and son-in-law, Angela C. and Joe Nickle of Shreveport, and Kimberly Smith, of home; grandson Cameron Nickle; brothers and sisters-in-law Glen and Roberta Smith and Jack and Mona Smith, all of Sunbury, and Raymond and Alice Smith, of Richlands, Va.; and sisters Ruby Rea of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Benvento, of New Jersey.

Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, the Rev. Daniel Burris officiating. Interment with military honors was in Trenton Cemetery.

Mary E. Smith
Mary E. Smith, 70, of Sunbury died on Wednesday (May 27, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

Born in Upper Arlington on May 5, 1928, to the late Harold and Gladys (Lowman) Sigler, she was a homemaker a lifetime resident of the Sunbury area. She was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, William A. Smith, whom she married on Aug. 31, 1947; and two daughters, Debbie and Shelley Smith, both of Sunbury.

Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where services were were officiated by the Rev. Carol Weiss. Burial followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302, or to the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury.

Richard W. Smith
Following a brief illness, Richard W. Smith, 88, Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon (February 24, 2001) at his home.

Born in Stark, Ky., on February 19, 1913, to the late Morris Richard and Mary Elizabeth (Rabb) Smith, he had lived in Sunbury since 1942, having moved from Webville, Ky. A former farm hand for Harry Rhoads for 28 years, he was also a retired maintenance worker for Nestles. He loved to fish and hunt, and in later years, gardened with his wife, Myrtle. He was a member of True Bible Baptist Church.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mavis Welch, in 1994; a grandson, Ricky A. Smith, in 1996; eight brothers, Ed, Charles, Fred, Don, Will, Herb, Walter and Eph; and five sisters, Sarah Smith, Grace Smith, Lillian Bryant, Lecta Compton and Betha Skaggs.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Myrtle (Whitt) Smith, whom he married on April 29, 1934 in Kentucky; two sons and daughters-in-law, J.R. and Peggy Smith of Sunbury and Elwood and Roberta Smith of Delaware; a daughter, Pauline Schoenberger of Sunbury; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Frank Kirk and J.R. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Berkshire Cemetery.

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

Tim J. Smith
Tim J. Smith, 41, Sunbury, passed away March 19, 1999 at his residence.

He was a mechanic for Columbus Autoville and an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed boating, people and laughter.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Janet Smith, Newark; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Faith and Larry Barker, Croton, and Joy and Cletus Wonders, Mount Vernon; one niece, several nephews and one niece-in-law, Joshua and Jeremy Wonders, Jason and Adriann Wonders and Jamie and Julie Barker; two great-nephews, Jason and Alexander Wonders; special friend, Phil Longshore; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James S. and Wanda Joyce (Scott) Smith.

Memorial services will be announced later by Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown. Cremation has taken place and no calling hours were observed.

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

Walter T. Smith
Walter T. Smith, 90, of Centerburg died on Sunday (Jan. 18, 1998) afternoon at Morning View Care Center, Condit.

Born on June 16, 1907, in Sandy Hook, Ky., to the late Morris and Mary (Rabb) Smith, he moved to Centerburg from Sunbury 40 years ago. He was a welder, retired from the maintenance department of the former Galena Brick & Shale. He was a member of the True Bible Baptist Church.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Dale Bernard; four brothers, Herb, Don, Fred, and Will; and three sisters, Lecta Compton, Betha Skaggs, and Lillian Bryant.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jack T. and Joyce Smith of Westerville; two daughters, Irene Chadwick of Center Village and Patsy Marsiglia of Glen Burnie, Md.; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Richard and Myrtle Smith of Sunbury, and Eph Smith of Jackson.

Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. J.R. Smith officiating. Interment was in Berkshire Cemetery.

Ila Snow
Ila M. Snow, 78, Sunbury, and formerly of Columbus, died Friday (Sept. 3, 1999).

She was retired as an executive secretary at Grant Hospital after 15 years, and had also retired from Nationwide Insurance after 25 years. She was a U.S. Navy reservist from 1956 to 1960.

Surviving are her husband, Joe; a stepdaughter, Marilyn (Snow) Williams; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold (Bud) and Ruth Moore, Columbus; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held with Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery.

Joe W. Snow
Joe W. Snow, 79, Sunbury, died Saturday (April 28, 2001) at his home. A former Columbus resident, he was employed by Deercreek Auto Parts, Williamsport; Riverside Auto Parts, Newark; and Wirthman's Auto Parts, Columbus. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Williams of Columbus; two grandsons, Bradley and Chad Williams; a great-granddaughter, Michaela; a sister-in-law, Mae B. Snow; a brother-in-law, Ernie Toth; a brother-in-law, Harold Moore, and his wife, Ruth; four nieces, Patti Masucci, Linda White, Debbie Stoots and Laura Lama; and three nephews, Kirk Toth, Larry Moore and Gary Moore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila M. Snow; a brother, Charles Snow; and a sister, Florence Toth.

Visitation was at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville where services were held with the Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery.

Hylen Souders
Hylen A. Souders, 81, Galena, former superintendent of Big Walnut Schools, died unexpectedly Sunday (April 9, 2000) in Naples, Fla.

He was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Bucyrus, to the late Calvin and Margaret (Wilson) Souders.

A graduate of Bucyrus High School, class of 1936, he received his bachelor's degree in education from Ohio Northern University where he was president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and vice-president of the Intra-Fraternity Council. He received his master's degree in school administration in 1946 from Ohio State University. He attended Monterrey Tech, Otterbein, Ohio Wesleyan and Miami universities.

Mr. Souders began his teaching career in 1941 at Cridersville High School, then moved to Galena in 1941, where he taught history and industrial arts until 1950 and served as the Galena Local School Executive from 1943 until 1950.

In 1951, he became principal of Big Walnut High School and served as the Big Walnut Local Schools superintendent from 1961 until his retirement in 1977. He was instrumental in the consolidation of Sunbury and Galena School systems. In 1975 the Big Walnut School Board named Souders Elementary School in his honor.

He served as manager of the Job Training Program in Delaware County for the Delaware County Commissioners and central Ohio Educational Training Administration of Newark from 1978-1985.

He was a former clerk for the Village of Galena and assisted with the installation of the village water system. He was first chairman of Berkshire Township Zoning Commission and developed the first zoning regulations for the township. He was a former board member of Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Delaware County Mental Health Board and Delaware County Social Services.

He was a 50 year member of Blue Lodge No. 139 F&AM, Bucyrus, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine, Galena United Methodist Church, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators, Ohio Northern University and Ohio State University Alumni associations, Central Ohio MGT Auto Club and L&B Model Railroad Club. He enjoyed travel, photography, antique MGTD's, model railroading, designing and building homes.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hale Souders; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Wilson Mitchell, Columbus; a son-in-law George Boyer, Tallahassee, Fla.; three stepsons and two daughters-in-law, Wayne and Patty Hale, David Hale, and John and Kelley Hale; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Jean Souders, Avon Park, Fla., and Eugene and Judy Souders, Sandusky; a brother-in-law, Walter Denzer, Wallingford, Conn.; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Iva Denzer Souders in 1980 and a daughter, Sandra Souders Boyer in 1997.

Calling hours were held with Masonic services at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes officiating. Interment was at Galena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hylen Souders Scholarship Fund, c/o Delaware County Bank.

Mabel Elizabeth Southworth
Mabel Elizabeth Southworth, widow of the late Billy Southworth of baseball fame, died on Sunday (June 28, 1998) after a long illness.

Surviving are her daughter, Carole Watson of Westerville, and grandchildren, Cheryl (Darryl) Cooper, Shelley (Larry) McKnight, Eric Watson, and Evan Watson.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Martin and Emma Elizabeth (Householder) Stemen.

The arrangements are being handled by Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home in Johnstown. Services were private. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

Michelle Sowers
Michelle D. "Shelli" Sowers, 37, Johnstown, was called home to her Heavenly Father on Friday (May 4, 2001) following an extended illness.

Born in Columbus on July 1, 1963, to Glenda (Hambrick) Feazel of Sunbury and Kenneth Feazel of Whitehall, she was a member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1981 and was employed by Ross Labs.

Sowers was a member of Genoa Baptist Church and the ladies Bible study group and Precept Bible Studies at the church. She enjoyed everything and lived life to the fullest, participating in water skiing, horseback riding, roller skating, hiking, camping, gardening and motorcycle riding.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son and daughter, Jordan and Rachel, both of the home; two brothers, Douglas of Center Village and John of Columbus; her grandparents, Bonnie Hambrick of Sunbury and Earl and Donna Feazel of Galena; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with funeral services held at Genoa Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Academy of Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Sunbury 43074.

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

Alice Spangler
Alice Mary Spangler, 82 of Cardington, died on Monday (July 17, 2000) night at her residence.

She was born in Bellefontaine on December 25, 1917 to the late Alva and Adaline (Dietzel) Hill. She had lived in Cardington since 1973 and the Fargo and Sunbury areas prior to that. She was a member of the Delaware Grace Brethern Church and she was a retired cook for the Sunbury Grill.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Perry Jr. of Marengo, David and Polly of South Amherst, Charles and Jeanne of Valdosta, Ga., and Steve and Kim of Delaware; daughters and sons-in-law Myra and Roy Taylor of Atlanta, Ga., Mary Catherine Webb and Roy Roberts of Columbus and Gertrude and Wayne Arnold of Cardington; 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Perry E. Spangler Sr., on August 11, 1993.

Calling hours were held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Jeff Gill officiating. Interment followed in the Sunbury Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mt. Gilead, 43338 or the Hospice at Riverside and Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, 43214-9861.

James H. Sparks
James H. Sparks, 77, Sunbury, died Wednesday (August 8, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born on June 21, 1924 in Flat Gap, Kentucky to the late Hobart and Madge Salyers Sparks. Sparks moved to Sunbury 27 years ago from Johnstown. He was a retired foreman with PPG Glass in Mount Vernon.

Jim loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was a Little League coach, enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending Big Walnut area sporting events.

Sparks is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Phyllis Johnson Sparks; his daughter, Linda (Theron) Harris of Delaware; his son, Gary (Teresa) Sparks of Utica; his 11 grandchildren, Glen (Tammy), Scott, Jeremy, Sheila, Shane, Brad (Christy), Christine (Craig), Amanda (Shawn), Jason (Amber), Steve and Joey; his eight great-grandchildren, Courtney, Cassidy, Lucas, Nathan, Brandon, Brittney, Emily and Sadie; his three brothers, Hobart (Linda) Sparks of Kilbourne, Cecil (Sue) Sparks of Mount Vernon and Gene (Sue) Sparks of Sunbury; and his sister, Nancy (Tobe) Wheeler of Straffordville, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Braxton Luke and Noel Marie; a brother, William; and a sister, Olive.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where services were held with pastors Wayne Booth and Carol Weiss officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the BW Athletic Boosters.

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

Willard Sparks
Willard Sparks, 69, Sunbury, died Wednesday (January 31, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

Sparks was born on May 7, 1931 in Johnson County, Kentucky and was a resident of Sunbury since 1956. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired employee of the Galena Brick Yard and Nestle' Corporation in Sunbury.

He attended Centerburg Enterprise Baptist Church and Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church in Flat Gap, Kentucky. He enjoyed his family and gardening.

Sparks is survived by his mother, Gusta Sparks of Flat Gap, Kentucky; his second wife, Neva Mae (Ramey); a son, Willard F. Sparks of Sunbury; three daughters, Rita (Donald) Hinkle of Sunbury, Diana L. (Ralph) Arms of Mount Vernon and Angel Kay Arthur of Sunbury; three stepsons, Ford Allen Sparks of Flat Gap. Kentucky, Russell (Cathy) Sparks of Salyersville, Kentucky, and Billy Ray (Barb) Sparks of Flat Gap, Kentucky; two step-daughters, Jo Ann (Howard) Thompson and Gwen (Tom) McKenzie of Flat Gap, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; nine step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brothers Darvin Sparks of Mount Vernon and Russell Sparks of Sunbury; and by sisters Betty Evans, Anna Edwards and Judy Lewis, all of Sunbury, and Sue Lemasters of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his father, Othie Sparks; his first wife, Betty Jo McKenzie Sparks in 1997; and a daughter, Judith Darlene Sparks in 1989.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Tommie Ray Spaulding
Tommie Ray Spaulding Sr., 61, of Marengo, died at his home Monday evening, March 30.

He was born on March 7, 1937 in Purtain, WV to the late Steward and Maudie (Bowens) Spaulding. He moved to Columbus in 1954 from West Virginia and to Marengo in 1974. Retired in 1991 after working 37 years in the pre-upholstery dept. of Simmons Mattrress Co. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, sportsman, Wal-Mart Shopper, member of the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Jessie Mae (Crum); sons and daughters-in-law, Tommie Ray and Kim Spaulding Jr. of Marengo, William and Theresa Spaulding of Galion; Daughter and son-in-law, Maudie and Mike Welty of Marengo; nine grandchildren; sisters Ruth Henson of Worthington, Betty Jane Evans of Columbus; brother William Spaulding of Marengo; half brothers Garner Jude of Toledo, James Jude of Taylorsville.

He is preceded in death by son, Hobert Spaulding and sister Virginia Cremeans and two brothers Danny Ray and Howard Spaulding.

Services will be held at the New Testament Baptist Church and the Rev. William Kirk and Mr. Loy Dunigan will officiate. Interment was at the Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. box 86, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Carman Spiert
Carman N. "Spook" Spiert, former Deputy Chief of Police and retired member of the Columbus Division of Police, died Wednesday (August 8, 2001) at the Columbus Alzheimer's Center.

He was a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville Police Science and Administration course, Executive Leadership Management Training Course at Capital University and completed several other police-related courses and seminars at Ohio State University and the FBI Academy.

Spiert was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Provost Unit of the Aladdin Temple Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his sons, Raymond A. and Donald R. Spiert, Roland Monroe of Grove City, and Norman Monroe of Florida; daughters Rita Brown of Florida and Lisa R. Griffith of Florence, South Carolina.; brothers Arthur and Vincent of Texas, Anthony of Columbus, and John of Florida; sisters Anne Russell, Lucille Wilkinson of Galena, and Mary Ulrey of Columbus; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his friend and companion, Pat Coey of Columbus.

Visitation was held at Schoedinger East Chapel, where funeral services were held with the Reverend Charles Hagenberger officiating. Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Condolences may be expressed at Cspiert6condolences@schoedinger.com

Anita Springstun
Anita P. Springstun, 71, Mount Gilead, died Friday (September 21, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

She was born on October12, 1929, in Winters, Texas, to the late William and Addie Lee Bishop Jennings and retired from the Human Resource Department of Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. She was widowed and enjoyed bowling and square dancing.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Don Campbell; three brothers; and one sister.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Mike Robson of Marengo, Susan and Raymond Gasper of Ft. Smith, Arizona, Judy and Bob Roby of Boston, Massachusetts, and Patti Campbell of Marion; her sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry and Dottie Shook of Delaware, Albert (Pete) and Sylvia Walton of Ft. Smith, Arizona, and John and Tammy Springstun of Chesterville; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred Jennings.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were held. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

Condolences can be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes or American Heart associations.

Angela Marie Stage
Angela Marie Stage, 85, Grove City, passed away Tuesday (February 20, 2001) at Grant Medical Center.

She was one of the original 11 members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church when it opened in 1953. She was also a member of the Rosary-Alter Society and the St. Elizabeth Guild.

Stage was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by by her son Tom (Jodi) Stage of Grove City who was a former Big Walnut High School cross country coach; three grandchildren, Patrick, Ginifer and Beth Stage; a sister, Frances Ricci; a brother-in-law, Ike (Shelah) Stage; and by two sisters-in-law, Bernice (Dick) Chaddock and Janet (Ed) Fisher.

Visitation was at Miller Funeral Home, Grove City. Mass of Christian Burial was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Grove City. Interment was at Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling.

Memorials may be given to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Building and Expansion Fund.

Timothy Stanley
Timothy Gavin Stanley, 39, Sunbury, died Wednesday (Dec. 23, 1998).

He was a member of Sunbury Christian Church, where he was a deacon. He was a former baseball and basketball coach and lifelong employee of McVay Furniture Company.

He is survived by sons Heath and Levi; parents Bob and Minnie Stanley; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Leukemia Society. Visitation was at Hill Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Robin Weier officiating. Interment was at Northlawn Memory Gardens.

Richard A. Stauch
Richard Arnold Stauch, 71, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Morning View Care Center in Centerburg.

He was born November 7, 1928, in Delaware County to the late Arnold Clarence and Edith May (Pritchard) Stauch. A member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, he was retired from the Hance Corp. of Westerville.

Mr. Stauch is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sonja Kay Stauch, and daughters Annette Edythe (Zachary) Jennings and Sharon Kay (Pharon) Smith; grandson Austin Jacob Jennings; granddaughter Karen Marie Smith; brother Robert Eugene (Erma) Stauch; niece Sandra Stauch; nephew Ronald (Jennifer) Stauch; Godchild Amber Hogg; several aunts and many counsins. He truly loved his family and enjoyed his friends, camping, square dancing, gardening, and church activities.

Calling hours were held at the Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville, the funeral service held at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 15370 Meredith State Rd., Sunbury, where friends were received one hour prior to the service. Internment was at Burnside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to his church or to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus, OH. 43221. The family extends special thanks and praise to all family and friends, especially the staff of Morning View Care Center, who helped us through our difficult journey over the years.

Elaine Stein
Elaine M. Stein, 67, Galena, died unexpectedly Thursday (June 24, 1999) while visiting her daughter in Virginia Beach, Va.

She was born in Columbus on April 29, 1932, to the late Harry and Nellie (Maxwell) Young and lived near Galena for 46 years.

A graduate of Ohio State University, she had a master's degree in education. She was a first grade teacher and vice principal at Hylen Souders Elementary School. She had taught for Big Walnut Schools for 27 years.

She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Galena, and served on a number of boards. She was a Cub Scout den mother for Troop 347 of Center Village 1961-66; Girl Scout leader for Junior Troop 922, 1968-76; a 15 year leader for Harlem Guys and Gals 4-H Club; and a member of the Harlem 50-50 Club.

A devoted and loving mother and grandmother she is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Dale H. Jr. and Eileen Stein, Galena, and Harry R. and Lorie Stein, Galena; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jeff Bradford, Galena, and Julie and Gene Lucas, Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Richard Paugh, Columbus; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John W. and Laura Stein, Lakeview, Phil and Shirley Odell, Las Cruces, N.M., and Carol Stein, Columbus; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A devoted and loving wife, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale H. Stein Sr., on March 15, 1997. They were married March 12, 1952.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were at New Hope UMC. Burial followed in Glen Rest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope UMC.

Paul C. Stephens Jr.
Paul C. Stephens Jr., 64, Marengo, was called home on Thursday (April 5, 2001) at James Cancer Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Mount Gilead on October 9, 1936 to the late Paul Sr. and Mattie (Hornsby) Stephens. He was a 1954 graduate of Cardington High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 years of service before retiring in 1976 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was employed by Fishburn Services as a truck driver for 22 years, retiring in 1988.

Stephens was a member of the Marion Enterprise Baptist Church. He enjoyed gospel music, fishing, cars and yard work, especially at his place in Florida.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Betty (Adkins) Stephens who he married on September 2, 1955; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Kim of Marengo, Rick and Carey of Delaware, and Randy of Columbus; four grandchildren, Ricky, Gabe, Laura and Jennifer; two step-grandchildren, Stacey and Emily; a sister, Alice (Calvin) Miller of Mansfield; two nieces, two nephews, eight brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law.

Visitation was Sunday (April 8, 2001) at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury where services were held Monday (April 9, 2001) with pastors Fred Buckner and Harry Mead officiating. Interment with military honors by the Honor Guard from Wright Patterson Air Force Base at Marengo Cemetery.

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

Betty Stevens
Clara Elizabeth "Betty" Stevens, Marengo, died Saturday (March 27, 1999) at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born June 3, 1911, in Columbus. She was a former machine operator for Capital Manufacturing. She moved to Marengo in 1944 from Columbus. She was a member of Fargo Wesleyan Church, a Sunday School teacher, church organist, member of the Fargo Missionary Society and a choir member.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William R. Stevens; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles T. and Barbara Stevens, Marengo; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Ruth and Enoch Adkins, Marengo; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law William and Karen Stevens, New Albany; step-son-in-law Hubert Blevins of Columbus; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Zoe Byrum, Parkersburg, W. Va., and Isola and Orin Holland, Danville, Va.; and13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archbald "Archie" and Ruth (Minniear) Skipper; and a stepdaughter, Carole Blevins.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Fargo Wesleyan Church, Marengo, with the Rev. Tim Melling officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery.

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

Rolland E. "Steve" Stevens Jr.
Rolland E. "Steve" Stevens Jr., 90, Columbus, died Sunday (February 25, 2001) at Whetstone Care Center.

He was born October 14, 1910 in Joliet, Illinois. He was a graduate of Princeton University. He retired from Pan American Airlines to Columbus 30 years ago.

Steve is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; two daughters, Peg Beeson of Columbus and Susan (Doug) Dicke of Sunbury; a son, James (Nancy) Dicke of Richmond, Texas; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Polly Cline of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by a son Terry and son-in-law Jack Beeson.

A Memorial service was held tat Upper Arlington Luthern Church, 2300 Lytham Road with Pastor John C. Stolzenbach officiating. The family will receive visitors following the service at a luncheon reception.

Arrangements were by Schoe-dinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice ar Riverside/Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Thomas Steward
Thomas E. Steward, 72, Galena, died at his home Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) following a courageous six month battle with cancer.

He was born in Hamilton on Sept. 3, 1927, to the late Perry and Leora (Walker) Steward.

He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and operated a trucking company before joining the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following the war, he became a boiler operator for the Champion Paper Co. in Hamilton and worked 10 years for the Hamilton Water Plant.

He moved to Delaware in 1967 and worked for 20 years for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Department of Engineering, retiring in 1988 at which time he became general manager of DEL-CO Water Co.

He was an active boiler certificate holder, member of the AWWA (American Water Work Association), Water Management Association of Ohio, Ohio Rural Water Association, Water One and Knights of Pythias in Dartown. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, old cars and the mechanics of steam engines.

Survivors include his second wife of 18 years, Gerri (Bonsky) Steward; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Malinda Steward, Delaware, David and Aysu Basaran Kaczmarek, Powell, and Dwight Kaczmarek, Cleveland; three daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn and Dave Justice, Columbus, Denise Kaczmarek, Cleveland, and Dorene Kaczmarek, Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Marilyn Steward, Hamilton; a sister, Wanda Hammel, Summersville; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and first wife, Marilyn Steward, Columbus.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association, followed in Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015, or the Steward Scholarship Fund, c/o DEL-CO Water Co., 6773 Olentangy River Road, Delaware 43015.

Barbara Stiffler
Barbara Stiffler, 66, Marengo, died Sunday (April 9, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Unit.

Born in Delaware County on May 18, 1933, to the late Harry Howard and Jeanette (Humes) Howard of Delaware, she was a homemaker. She moved to the Marengo area from Cardington 31 years ago.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 31 years, Paul Stiffler, whom she married on April 7, 1969; five sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Sharon Hornsby, Cardington, Gerald and Roberta Stiffler, Grove City, Melvin and Vicki Stiffler Sr., Marengo, Joe and Donna Stiffler, Broadway, and Bob and Robyn Stiffler, Marengo; a brother, Dick "Huck" Howard of Marion; two sisters, Carol Phillips, Delaware, and Helen Harrington, Cincinnati; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held with Don Hadaway officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302.

Golda M. Stiffler
Golda M. Stiffler, 93, Marengo, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 22, 1906, in Richwood, to the late David and Mary Jane (Cox) Phelps.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was affiliated with Marantha Bible Church in Edison.

Mrs. Stiffler is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Thurston, Mount Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Barbara Stiffler, Marengo; a son-in-law, Lewis O'Brien, Mount Vernon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John W. Stiffler, who died Feb. 24, 1983; a daughter, Evelyn O'Brien in 1993; four brothers; and five sisters.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home Marengo. Funeral services were held with Dan Hadaway officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338; or Marantha Bible Church, 109 Williams St., Edison 43302.

Charles "Bud" Stiles
Charles R. "Bud" Stiles, 76, Marengo, died unexpectedly Thursday (Sept. 16, 1999) at Riverside Hospital.

He was born Aug. 14, 1923, to the late Charles and Leona Stiles.

He moved to the Marengo area 28 years ago from Columbus.

He was a retired tow motor operator for Stewart & Silver Concrete of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty (VanVorhis) Stiles; two daughters, Kathy Stiles, Marengo, and Valerie Globe, California; one sister, Betty Jean Griffith, Columbus; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Esther Chapin.

Calling hours were at Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services followed. Interment was at Bloomfiled Cemetery, Sparta.

Ernest E. Stockdale
Ernest E. "Gene" Stockdale, 83, Sunbury, died Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2000) at Mount Carmel West.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Joe Green, Sunbury, and Kathleen and Gene Klamforth, Sunbury; one sister, Betty Wolverton, Westerville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends called at Hill Funeral Home, Westerville. Graveside services were held at Pioneer Cemetery, Westerville.

Martha Strawser
Martha Louise (Gallogly) Strawser, 82, formerly of Sunbury, died Friday (June 11, 1999) in Midland, Texas.

She was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Sunbury, where she was raised.

Mrs. Strawser married the late Noel V. Strawser and raised their son in Newark before retiring to Punta Gorda, Fla.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Bethel Strawser, Midland; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Clyde and Ginger Gallogly, Delaware, C. Dean and Dorothy Gallogly, Buckeye Lake, and Janet Gallogly, Delaware; and many cousins and friends.

Funeral services were at First Christian Church, Punta Gorda. Burial was in Royal Palms Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, Punta Gorda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302-3807; or Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, or a hospice of the donor's choice.

Glenn Strayer
Glenn E. Strayer, 46, Worthington, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (June 10, 1999) at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1953, in Delaware to Earl and Dorothy (Jongedyk) Strayer.

He lived in the Delaware and Worthington area and was a landscape maintenance worker.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and William Jones, Galena; three brothers, David, Columbus, Edlin and Keith, both Delaware; two sisters, Donna Strayer, Columbus, and Leona Shoop, Thompsontown, Pa.; and two nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation and funeral services were at Bennett Brown Funeral Home, Delaware. A private interment will be at a later date.

Donna Strider
Donna Mae Strider, 72, Galena, died Sunday (May 30, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born April 29, 1927, in Urbana, to John Price and Mary (Roush) Price.

Mrs. Strider, a homemaker, lived most of her life in Delaware County, including 50 years in Galena. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenny Strider, Galena, Jerry Sr. and Judy Strider, Sunbury, and Tom and Jennifer Harbaugh, Galena; two grandchildren, Jerry Jr. and Jonathan Strider; and two sisters, Wanda Howard and Lulu Fletcher, both of Delaware.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Burton Strider and George Harbaugh; two brothers, Johnny and Conrad Price; and a sister, Wyvonna Fleming.

No visiting hours were held. A graveside service was held Wednesday at Galena Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating.

Arrangements were handled by Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware.

D. Charlene Sullivan
D. Charlene Sullivan, 56, Sunbury, died Tuesday evening (March 27, 2001) at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 6, 1944, in Sunbury to Raymond and Tina Webb Doane of Sunbury, she was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1962.

She worked as a legal assistant for attorney Ken Molnar, Galena, and was a member of Genoa Baptist Church. Charlene enjoyed collecting angels and Santa Clauses, shopping and special trips with her seven card club friends.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 30 years, Gary M. Sullivan; and daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Evans of Sunbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Laura Sullivan of Westerville; three grandchildren, Johnathon, Jessica and Hannah; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joyce and Phil Link of Indianapolis, Phyllis and Darrel Adkins of Galena, and Sharon Edwards of Westerville.

Visitation was Friday (March 30, 2001) at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Frank Carl officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Paul Sullivan
Paul F. Sullivan, 51, of Galena died Friday afternoon (Dec. 18, 1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born in Alexandria, Va., on Sept. 4, 1947, to the late James J. and Helen (Thomas) Sullivan and had lived in the Galena area since coming from Columbus in 1983. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a faithful patron of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in engineering and held a professional engineer license. He was employed by the H.A. Williams Co., Columbus, and served as a member of the Harlem Township Zoning Board of Appeals.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen M. (Merrill) Sullivan, whom he married on Aug. 2, 1980, in Columbus; two sons, Patrick and James, and a daughter, Laura, all of the home; a brother, Philip of Acton, Mass.; a sister, Sharon Sullivan of Garfield Heights; and his mother-in-law, Margaret Merrill of Columbus.

A memorial Mass was held at St. John Neumann with Father James A. Walter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Dr., Delaware 43015.


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