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William B. Tack
William "Bill" B. Tack, 20, Centerburg, and formerly of Oak Harbor, died Thursday (July 15, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

He was born on March 31, 1979, in Oregon, Ohio, to Daniel L. and Cheryl L. (Bloom) Tack, Centerburg.

Bill was a 1997 graduate of Big Walnut High School, where he wrestled for two years. He also attended Oak Harbor High School, where he played football, wrestled and was a member of the FFA. He was a student at T.E.C. College in Columbus and due to graduate in December 1999 with an associate's degree in accounting. During the summer, he worked as a carpenter's helper and was a camp counselor for the Boy Scouts at Camp Lazarus in Delaware. He was a member of the LaPointe United Methodist Church, Port Clinton.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Daniel L. Tack Jr., Oak Harbor, Joseph N. Tack, Toledo, Timothy T. Tack, Findlay, and Steven N. Tack, Centerburg; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Bloom, Oak Harbor; and his paternal grandmother, Mirvel Tack, Port Clinton.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Clarence B. Bloom and Lloyd E. Tack.

Visitation was at Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Funeral services were Monday at LaPointe UMC. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaPointe UMC or to Bill's memorial stone fund.

Jeannie Tallman
Jeannie Tallman, 57, Mt. Sterling, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at her residence. She was born October 25, 1943, in Circleville to Earl and Doris Neff.

She was a member of Five Point Methodist Church.

Tallman is survived by her mother, Doris Neff of Mt. Sterling; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve Tallman, head cross country and boys track coach at Big Walnut High School, and his wife Traci of Sunbury; a daughter, Paige Tallman of Temple, Texas; a brother, Gary (Melody) Neff of Mt. Sterling; three sisters, Bonnie Neff of Williamsport, Dixie (Carl) Shipley of Mt. Sterling and Becky Neff of Circleville; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Neff.A graveside service was held at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling with the Reverend Dortha Ross officiating. There was no visitation.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Edith M. Tantarelli
Edith M. Tantarelli, 62, Marengo, died unexpectedly Monday (Feb. 22, 1999) at Morrow County Hospital.

She was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Massillon, to the late Thomas and Ethel (Cramer) Brower. A homemaker, she moved to Marengo 19 years ago from Sunbury. She was a member of Fargo Wesleyan Church. Her hobby was caring for her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Vincent; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Sharon Tantarelli, Cardington; one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Jeff Mailey, Mount Gilead; three grandchildren, William and JoAnna Michelle Tantarelli and Moriah Mailey; two brothers, Tom Brower, Concord, Calif., and Bill Brower, Romayer, Texas; and one sister, Katherine Crall, Scio.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Brower.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were at Fargo Wesleyan Church, Marengo, with the Rev. Timothy R. Melling officiating. Interment was at Fargo Cemetery.

Gwendolyn Tarrant
Gwendolyn Tarrant, 78, passed away Thursday (May 17, 2001) at the Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.

Tarrant was born on December 31, 1922 in Knoxville, Iowa to the late Edgar and Ruth (Anderson) Thornton. She worked as an administrative assistant.

She was a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church and its Progress Club and church and bell choirs. She enjoyed fishing, music and playing the cello.

Gwendolyn is survived by a son, Robert (Anne) Tarrant of Sunbury; two grandchildren, Robert F. Thornton III and Christine Deane Thornton; a brother, Raymond Thornton of Laguna Beach, California; and a sister, Betty Silfen of Palm Desert, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Tarrant who died in 1958; a brother, Bob Thornton; and a sister, Sara Storken.

Memorial services were held at Sunbury United Methodist Church with the Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Interment took place at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunbury United Methodist Church.

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

Doris Taylor
Doris V. (Lightle) Taylor, 69, Sunbury, died Wednesday (May 19, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

Born on July 29, 1929, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Mildred (Wigner) Lightle.

She was a 1947 graduate of Newark High School. Along with her husband, she was the owner/operator of Autumn Lakes Campground. She was an avid card and bingo player.

Surviving are her husband, Dale E. Taylor, Sunbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Patty Taylor, Hebron; a daughter and friend, Dianna Pruett and Jerome DeFord; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers; one sister; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were at Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Home, Newark. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Roger Pierce officiating. Burial followed in South Bloomfield Cemetery, Sparta.

Eugene Taylor
The Rev. H. Eugene Taylor, 64, Dresden, and formerly of Sunbury, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 1999) at Riverside Methodist Hospital from complications following surgery.

Dr. Taylor was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on Dec. 25, 1934. After graduating from the University of Akron in 1971, he received his master's and doctorate degrees from Methesco Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of the Chatam charge near Newark, Utica United Methodist Church, Roscoe United Methodist Church in Coshocton, Perry United Methodist Church near Lake Erie and Sunbury United Methodist Church, where he served from 1992 until his retirement in 1997.

After retiring, Dr. Taylor acted as minister of training and visitation at Roscoe UMC.

An avid collector of Britain's metal soldiers and an enthusiastic woodworker, he once served in the Masonic order as chaplain for the Grand Lodge of the state of Ohio. He was also a member of the Shrine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Thelma (Grimm) Taylor and a daughter, Sandra Carol Ware.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Williams) Taylor; a son, Martin Eugene Taylor; a sister, Betty Bell, Columbus; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Mary Willams.

Funeral services were held at Roscoe UMC with the Revs. Robert Wright and Ralph Hollingsworth officiating. Interment was in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe UMC scholarship fund or the charity of choice.

Stan Taylor
Stan Taylor, 76, Mansfield, formerly of Sunbury, died early Tuesday morning (July 17, 2001) at Morrow Manor, Chesterville.

He was born on May 7, 1925 in Columbus to the late Curtis and Eutura (Vorce) Taylor. Originally from Westerville, Stan moved to Mansfield in 1998 from Sunbury where he had resided since 1980.

The attorney passed the bar exam in 1950 and closed his law office in 1998.

A member of the Morrow Bible Church, Taylor enjoyed sports and was a former member of the Columbus Bar Association.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Helen Hartley Taylor; two sons, Stephen M. (Carol) Taylor of Columbus and Thomas J. (Barbara) Taylor of Lakewood; a step-daughter, Sandra Kay (James) Johnson of Westerville; four grandchildren, Lindsay, Stephanie, John and Nissa; and by an aunt, Ruth Vorce of Mansfield.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Pastor Marvin Gassman officiating.

Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow Bible Church Missionary Fund, 2940 Township Road 182, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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

Esther Temple
Esther I. Temple, 86, formerly of Thornville, died Monday morning (June 21, 1999) at Canterbury Villa, Centerburg.

Born in Delaware County on June 21, 1913, to the late Vernon and Maude (Wise) Green, she was a retired seed analyst with the Ohio Seed Company of West Jefferson.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Temple, who died in 1974; three sisters; and two brothers.

Surviving are two sisters, Leota Strawser of Circleville and Jessie Dunlap of Lewis Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Synder Funeral Home, Delaware, where services were held with the Rev. Bryan Grove officiating. Burial followed in Africa Cemetery.

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

John P. Thomas
John P. Thomas, 67, Galena, died Tuesday (November 27, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Flat Gap, Kentucky, on February 3, 1934 to the late Bert and Maude (Sturgille) Thomas. He was a retired laborer for the Galena Brick Company and a charter member of the Eagles Aerie #3614 in Sunbury.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Girlin (Castle) Thomas whom he married on November 15, 1954 in Kentucky; by a daughter, Susie Thomas of Marysville; a granddaughter, Toni Thomas; and by four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Scott, Alexis and Jessica.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Paul Bert Thomas, and a sister, Orelle Williams.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury where services were held with the Reverend Billy White officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.

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

Lieselotte Thomas
Lieselotte "Lisa" Thomas, 74, of Centerburg, died early Sunday (Oct. 1, 2000) at her home.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1926, in Rabel, Germany, to the late Heinrich

and Alise (Dunz) Schade. A retired food service manager for the Prince William County Virginia schools and local Holiday Inn, she moved to Centerburg in 1999 from Columbus and was a member of the German Club, Ascension Lutheran Church, and an associate member of Grace Lutheran Church, Centerburg.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson L. Thomas, who died in 1989; a daughter, Evelyn Gerwinsky; four brothers; and four sisters.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Donna Thomas of Centerburg; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Victoria Thomas of Buckeye Lake; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Michael Atkinson of Hendersonville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Karl Schade of Stienberg Kirch, Germany; and a sister, Dora Claussen of Hamburg, Germany.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Grace Lutheran Church, Centerburg, with the Rev. Ron Huff officiating. Interment was in Radnor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Helen Tilley
Helen Toler Tilley, 82, died Monday (April 12, 1999) in Bethel, following a short illness.

She was born May 31, 1916, in Baileysville, W.V., to the late Record E. and Elizabeth (Rodeau) Toler.

She was a housewife and enjoyed gardening and traveling. She and her husband, Frank Tilley, moved to Bethel several years ago from Clearfork, W.V.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Calvin and Betty Tilley, Roger and Frances Tilley, Newman, Ga., and Eddie and Joyce Tilley, Williamsburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor Tilley and Ernest Lester, Batavia; one sister, Mary Lee Morgan, Sunbury; two brothers, Albert H. Toler, Ontario, Calif., and Herbert A. Toler, Carmichael, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Kristi and Dana, Connie and Dean, Roger Lee, Jeff and Kevin and Angela and Karena; nine great-grandchildren, Zachary, Alyssa and Kaitlyn, Arianne and Stephanie, Michaih and Bryce and Ryan and Amanda; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Bud, Billy, James and Eugene Toler; and two sisters, Edith Roski and Dixie Cook.

Wake and funeral services were held at Maham Funeral Home, Williamsburg, with Thomas Vollmer, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Bethel-Tate Cemetery.

Elizabeth Tipton
A. Elizabeth Tipton, 93, Marengo, died Wednesday (May 10, 2000) at Morrow Manor, Chesterville.

She was born on June 28, 1906, in Fulton to the late Isaac and Anna (Ashbrook) Nichols. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Marengo area resident. She was a member of the Morrow Bible Church and a former Amway sales representative.

She is survived by many friends and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Tipton in 1973; brother William Nichols, and sister Martha Nichols.

Visitation and services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo. The Rev. Marvin Gassman officiated, and burial followed in Union Cemetery, Mt. Gilead.

Charles R. Thompson
Charles R. Thompson, 90, Mount Gilead, died Thursday afternoon (August 30, 2001) at Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Galion.

Thompson was born in Harrison County, West Virginia on September 17, 1910 to the late John W. and Myrtle (Morrow) Thompson. He was a spray painter for the former Perfection Steel Body in Galion, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Middleville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Isabelle Bane Thompson whom he married on February 2, 1930; a daughter, Bobbie Jean Williams of Cardington; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Thompson of Cardington; nine grandchildren, Karen, Dan, Linda, Rusty, Jerry, Sondra, Peggy, Judy and Kristie; 21 great-grandchildren, Jaime, Kelly, Leah, Stephanie, Cassie, Morgan, Trey, Ashley, Justin, Jennifer, Joanna, Samantha, Julia, Johnny, Jenny, Levi, Emily, Nikki, Rusty, Keshia and Kaycee; two great-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor; and a sister, Francis J. Thompson of Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Thompson was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. in 1933, and two brothers, Dennis and Harold.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Graveside services were held at the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or to the Morrow County Humane Society.

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

Dustin M. "Dusty" Thompson
Dustin M. "Dusty" Thompson, 17, of Delaware died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning (July 22, 1998) from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Ohio 42 at Steamtown Road, Delaware.

Born on Sept. 23, 1980, in Columbus to David M. and Elaine (Evans) Thompson of Delaware, he attended Delaware JVS South Campus and would have been a senior member of the Delaware Hayes High School Class of 1999. Dustin worked part-time at Carriage Towne Chrysler Plymouth.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his brother, David Thompson Jr. of Bladensburg; three sisters, Chris Hines and Randi Thompson, both of Delaware, and Rori Taylor of Westerville; his maternal grandparents, Roy and Vivian Evans of Sunbury; his paternal grandmother, Evelyn Munday of Delaware; several aunts and uncles, Karen and Roger Argabrite of Sunbury, Jim and Laura Evans of Sunbury, Shirley and Dennis Schertzer of Plain City, Ken Munday of Millersport, and Dan Munday of Delaware; numerous cousins; and his pet cat, Boogie.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

Randall Thompson
Randall Joe Thompson, 44, of Westerville, died Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Ann's Hospital.

Born on Dec. 29, 1955, in Columbus, he was a 24-year employee of Sprint Telephone Company, a member of Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala and vice-president of union local No. 4470.

Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years, Lisa; two sons, Dan and Scott, of the home; his parents, James and Mary Jane Thompson of Westerville; a sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Mike Cooper of Westerville; his father-in-law, Bill Harman of Sunbury; a brother-in-law, Mitch Harman of Mt. Gilead; two sisters-in-law, Jan Harman of Cardington and Pam Harman of Galena; and three nephews, Colin, Ryan and Tyler Harman of Galena.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at Jersey Baptist Church, Pataskala, with the Revs. John Hays and Jeff Stone officiating. Interment was in Fancher Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jersey Baptist Church in Randy's memory.

Helen Ufferman Thomson
Helen Ufferman Thomson, 62, vice president of The Delaware Gazette Company, died Thursday (March 22, 2001) at the Verde Valley Med Center in Cottonwood, Arizona.

She was born March 24, 1938 in Delaware to Nina (Main) Ufferman and Thurman Ufferman. She was a member of Eastern Star, First Presbyterian Church, and the DAR, and a past board member of the Sarah Moore Home and Delaware Speech and Hearing Center.

Mrs. Thomson was a longtime presiding judge for the Delaware County Board of Elections. A 25-year employee of the Delaware County Fair, she and her husband, W. D. "Tom" Thomson, Publisher and CEO of The Gazette and The Sunbury News, were "goodwill ambassadors" for the Little Brown Jug.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Chriss and Bill Cawley of Delaware and Cheryl and Tom Wright of Powell; two sons and daughters-in-law, H. C. "Chip" Thomson III and Margaret O. Thomson and Thomas Thurman "T" and Lisa L. Thomson, all of Delaware; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Gerry Stobby of Clemson, South Carolina, Flora and Ray Norris of Dayton, and Lois and Bob Maxwell of Monticello, Arkansas; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bill and Carol Ufferman of Kure Beach, North Carolina, Dr. Robert and Judy Ufferman of Indialantic, Florida, and Mary Ufferman of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Deb Markwith of Carmichael, California; and 10 grandchildren, Hunter, Madison and Mackenzie Wright, Clay, Susan and Helen Thomson, Mary Kathryn and Cheryl Cawley, and Zachary and Sarah Thomson.

She was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Fred Ufferman.

Visitation was at First Presbyterian Church, 73 West Winter Street, Delaware. A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Thomson's life followed with the Reverend Dr. Paul Randall officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Fair, 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware 43015, or to People In Need, 274 North Sandusky Street, Delaware 43015.

Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Those unable to attend the service who wish to express condolences may do so at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com by going to the memorial page.

Jack Tinsley
Jack L. Tinsley, 80, Freeman Road, Westerville, died Tuesday (January 22, 2002) at St. Ann's Hospital.

He was born in Clayton, New Mexico, on July 21, 1921, to the late George and Elizabeth Layton Tinsley.

Tinsley served in the United States Army Infantry during World War II and worked for the state of Alaska as director of Veteran's Affairs for 20 years before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the American Legion in Juneau, Alaska, the Ketchican VFW, and Toastmasters, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, hunting, fishing, sports and his grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Tempest Adams, Thelma Morrison and Frosty Slankard.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha "Jan" Janney Tinsley, whom he married on August 16, 1942, in Yuma, Arizona; a son, James Tinsley of Gahanna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and John Mason of Westerville and Jacquelyn and Gordon Bailey of Fairbanks, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Jill, William, Sanya, Janell, Jake and Jace; and a brother, George Tinsley of Yuma.

Visitation and funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Military honors were observed and provided by American Legion No. 457.

Bonnie Tobin
Bonnie L. Tobin, 48, Marengo, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

She was born in Amo, Ind., on May 24, 1950, to the late Robert L. and Violet (Stout) Welty.

She was an account administrator with the Traveler Property Casualty Co., Columbus. She was a former member of Marengo United Methodist Church, past Girl Scout leader, loving mother and devoted wife and loved to plant flowers.

She is survived by her husband, Paul B. Tobin Jr., whom she married Nov. 5, 1993; one daughter, Tracy Farkas, Marengo; two stepdaughters, Ginny Tobin, Columbus, and Candie Tobin, Mount Gilead; one stepson, P.J. Tobin, Marengo; one grandson, Joey Tobin; one brother, Allan Welty, Paoli, Ind.; one sister, Sarah Bowmman, Indianapolis; one aunt, Phyllis Stuart, Clayton, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and funeral services were at the DeVore -Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Tim Ruch and Pat Tobin, pastors, officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.

Ray G. Toothman
Ray G. Toothman, 81, Galena died Wednesday (July 25, 2001) evening at his residence.

He was born in Barnesville, Ohio on April 28, 1920 to the late Orvile and Georgie (Dilly) Toothman. He was a manager Kuemmerlinger & Associates, retiring in 1985.

Toothman was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and member of the American Legion Young Budd Post #171. He was a resident of the Galena area since 1969.

He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Bonnie (Hollingshead) Toothman. They were married on July 29, 1949 in Columbus. Also surviving are three daughters, Vicki (Jim) Peffer of Ostrander, Debra Schiel of Toledo and Tonya Tousley of Delaware; one granddaughter, Kyra Baughman; five great-grandchildren; and by twin sisters, Julie Boyer of Cambridge and Jane Chambers of Moundsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Graveside services were held at Burnside Cemetery with Pastor Cathy Writesel officiating. Arrangements were by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

J. Dudley Townley
J. Dudley Townley, 83, of Sunbury, died at his home Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998).

He was born on Jan. 29, 1915, to the late Edward and Hattie (Dustin) Townley. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1933 and was a lifelong Sunbury resident. He worked 33 years as the Delaware County sales representative for Landmark Inc. and was manager of the Sunbury and Condit plants.

Mr. Townley was a member, past elder and trustee of Condit Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Sunbury Lions Club and Knights of Pythias Lodge. He enjoyed fishing and had formerly coached Little League baseball in Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by a sister, June Grooms.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Gladys (Wise); a daughter and son-in-law, Erlene and Gary Girberd of Sunbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Linda Townley of Springfield; grandchildren Scott Girberd, Debbie and Scott Strain, Sherry and Wade Woerner, Brian and Dawn Townley; great-grandchildren Arrin, Katie, Taylor, Lucas, Joseph, Lorrin, and Mitchell and their mother, Violet Girberd; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Freda Townley and Robert and Dorothy Townley of Westerville; two sisters, Ruth Dustin of Mt. Vernon and Nettie Reigel of Westerville.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Gene and Jean Wise of Florida; a sister-in-law and her husband, Betty and Tim Perrine of New York; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice at Riverside, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus 43214 or Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Rd., Sunbury.

Violet Townley
Violet R. Townley, 95, Sunbury, died Tuesday (March 30, 1999) at Northland Medical Center, Columbus, following a three week illness.

She was born on June 29, 1903, in Delaware County to the late Wesley and Addie (Jacoby) Bishop. She was a graduate of Ashley High School and a lifelong Delaware County resident.

She and her late husband of 67 years, Cecil Townley, co-founded and operated the Townley-Main Co. in 1946. The company later evolved into the Johnstown IGA and the Townley IGA of Sunbury. She worked at the store until she was 85. She was known to have dressed more chickens and turkeys than any other female in Delaware County while operating the Townley-Main Sunbury Lockers. She also cooked and prepared the meals for the Sunbury schools during the late 1940s.

She was a 60 year member of First Baptist Church, Sunbury and was active in the American Baptist Woman group. She was a member of the Columbia Chapter No. 33 OES, Pythian Sisters, Progress Club and Church Women United. She enjoyed baseball, crocheting and was an avid OSU and Chicago Bulls fan.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Normand R. and Magdalene Townley, Indianapolis, and Marshton and Betty Townley, Sunbury; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and many special friends, including Freda Buell, Sunbury.

In addition to her husband, whom she married Feb. 18, 1926, and who died March 3, 1993, she was preceded in death by a son, Marshall E. Townley in 1937; a brother, Archie Bishop; a sister, Josie Main; and nephews, Rodney and George Main.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Larry A. Griffin officiating. Interment will be in Marlboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Organ Fund, First Baptist Church, 99 E. Cherry St., Sunbury 43074.

Christine Troiano
Christine R. Troiano, 50, of New Albany, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) as a result of an automobile accident.

A member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, she was employed by Westerville City Schools and was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are her loving husband of 22 years, Joseph A. Troiano; three children, Sara, Joseph, and Anthony Troiano, all of New Albany; two brothers, Jim Raabe of Bluffton and Don Raabe of Somerville; and a sister, Alida Pletcher of Cardington.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Westerville, with the Rev. Charles Woodward officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief, c/o St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081.

Berkley C. Tuggle Sr
Berkley C. Tuggle Sr., 63, Cardington, died Monday afternoon (September 24, 2001) at Morrow County Hospital.

He was born on July 22, 1938 in Swords Creek, Virginia, to the late Edward and Myrtle (Cox) Tuggle. He was a retired welder from Buckeye Steel Castings in Columbus and an area resident since 1971. He was an avid bluegrass music fan and enjoyed reading.

Tuggle is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth (Simmons) Tuggle whom he married October 16, 1957 in Lebanon, Virginia; four sons, Berkley Jr. (Lynn) of Columbus, Terry (Gaylene) of Mount Gilead, Jeffery (Barbara) of Cardington and Timothy (Pamela) of Marion; two daughters, Susan (Jeffrey) Rogers of Marengo and Karen Tuggle of Cardington and special friend Ronald Neal of Mount Gilead; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and by a brother, Robert (Judy) of Swords Creek, Virginia.

Friends called at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Elder Aaron Williams and the Reverend Harry Simmons officiating. Interment followed in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus, Ohio 43218.

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

Frederick Tutorow
Frederick Tutorow, 81, Sunbury, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) morning at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 4, 1920 to the late Frederick and Edna (Burris) Tutorow. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of VFW post #8736 and FOE Aerie #3614 in Sunbury.

Tutorow is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Marilyn Tutorow of Delaware and Donald and Terri Tutorow of Gahanna; a daughter Cathern Helcher of Columbus; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Sunbury Eagles, 235 North Columbus Street.

Burial will take place at a later date in Mound Cemetery. Arrangements in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

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


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