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Brandon Lee Wade
Brandon Lee Wade, 18, Waldo, died Saturday morning (September 15, 2001) at Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus from injuries suffered during Buckeye Valley High School's September 7 football game at Sparta Highland High School.

Brandon was born August 10, 1983 in Columbus to Donald Wade and Katherine Bauman Troilo. He worked at the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Sunbury.

He was a senior at Buckeye Valley where he enjoyed football, golf, baseball, basketball and wrestling, for which he received many awards. He also enjoyed trapshooting, playing paintball and watching OSU sports. He loved his family, friends, AC/DC music and his recently-purchased car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Brandon is survived by his mother, Katherine "Kathy" Troilo and her husband, Mark, of Sunbury; his father, Don, of Waldo; three brothers, Brian MacNeil Wade of Ashland, Shawn Michael Wade of Perrysville and Garrett Anthony Troilo of Sunbury; two sisters, Nicole Ann Wade of Columbus and Courtnie Marie Wade of Waldo; a stepbrother, Cody Joseph Troilo; his maternal grandmother, Marcia (Bauman) Dukes and her husband, Charles, of Delaware; his maternal grandfather, Eugene Francis Bauman and his wife, Madeline, of Marysville; his paternal grandmother, Mollie Wade of Bucyrus; a step-grandfather, Clinton Born of Seneca Lake; maternal great-grandparents, Louise and Dean Vanbrimmer of Warrensburg; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mack H. Wade.

Calling hours were Tat the Bennett-Brown-Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were at the Grace Brethren Church, Delaware. Burial was in Attica Cemetery in Attica, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to the Buckeye Valley High School Athletic Association. Those unable to attend the services may log on to www.bennettbrownrodman.com to visit the online memorial and registry page.  

R. Gordon Walker
R. Gordon Walker, 83, Sunbury, died Saturday morning at his residence.

He was born in Berlin Township on January 21, 1917 to the late Pearlee and Fannie (Chambers) Walker. He was a retired meat inspector for the Department of Agriculture, State of Ohio, retiring in 1987. Prior to that, he owned and operated the Walker Market in Galena from 1949 to 1962.

Walker was a former Mayor of Galena as well as a Council Member and Fire Chief for the volunteer department in Galena. He was a member of the Galena United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary Jane (Johnson) Walker; sons Donald L. (Sylvia) of Columbus and R. Dale of Sunbury; daughters Gwendolyn (Marvin) Bailey of Delaware and Wanda (Melvin) Mantor of Columbus; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Walker was preceded in death by one grandson, a brother Dean and a sister Eloise Grove.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Reverend Sue Antolik officiating. Interment with Military Honors followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222.

 

Odessa Wallace
Odessa Mae Wallace, 87, Cadiz, died Thursday (July 29, 1999) at Harrison Community Hospital.

She was born on November 11, 1911, in Cadiz to Charles E. and Jesse Blanche (Dennis) Thompson.

She was a member of Nottingham Presbyterian Church, where she was once a member of the Missionary Society. She was a former grand marshall of the Piedmont (Ohio) Fireman's Parade and an avid supporter of the Moorefield (Ohio) Community Center.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joyce and Louis Siragusano, Richmond, Barbara Buell, Sunbury, and Jan and William Simpson, Wintersville; one brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Carol Thompson, Canton; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Emerson, Carl, Oscar, Charles and Doyle Thompson; and four sisters, Ethel Dunlap, Edna Nash, Esther Mattern and Mary Dunlap.

Calling hours were at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Funeral services were held at Nottingham Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Mazeroski officiating. Interment was at Nottingham Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nottingham Presbyterian Church, Route 3, Cadiz 43907.

Frankie Walters
Frankie M. Walters, 62, Marengo, died Wednesday morning (March 21, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born in Chapmanville, W.Va., on September 14, 1938, to the late Frank and Lena (Conley) Cabel, and was an inspector for the Anomatic Co., Newark.

Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Walters; three sons, Benjamin D. Kerns of Kansas City, Missouri, James K. Kerns of Marengo, and Robert D. Walters of Marengo; a daughter, Kimberly L. Pardee of Hilliard; eight grandchildren; a brother, Hardest Cabel of Marengo; and a sister, Easter Jewel Thompson of Blair, West Virginia.

There were no services, and arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 613, Mount Vernon 43050-0613.

Condolences may be expressed at www.synderfuneralhomes.com.

Mary Walton
Mary J. Walton, 82, Sunbury, died Sunday morning (March 11, 2001) at Mount Carmel West.

She was born on April 20, 1918, in Newark to the late Joseph E. and Jeanetta J. (Talbot) Deck. A Sunbury resident since 1959, she was a retired secretary from Bachman Adjustment and a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Homer D. Walton, who passed away in 1981; a brother, Joseph Deck; and a sister, Mildred Foltz.

Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Walton of Spencer, W.Va.; a son, Tom Walton of Sunbury; a granddaughter, Sarah; a great-granddaughter, Mikayla; and a sister, Jean Eagle of Jacksontown.

Visitation and a prayer service were held at DeVore Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Father James Walter as celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Columbus 43212.

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

Virginia Ward
Virginia Wampler Ward, 79, of Columbus and formerly of Sunbury, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 2000) at Friendship Village, Columbus.

She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Buchanan County, Va., to the late Laura (Fletcher) and John Henry Hubbard. She retired as a lead woman from North American Rockwell.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Eulis Wampler and Robert Ward.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jim and Juanita Wampler of Galena, Keith and Nan Wampler of Granville, and Paul Wampler of Delaware; a daughter, Jennifer Coffmon of Columbus; a sister, Gert Franks of Mt. Gilead; two brothers, Hansel Hubbard of North Carolina and Tyler Joe Hubbard of Croton; 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Crate Sparks officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Ernestine Ware
Ernestine M. Ware, 78, Marengo, died Wednesday (October 24, 2001) at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Ware.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Dave and Sheila Ware of Delaware, Robert Ware of Marengo, Pauline and Bob Newton of Centerburg, and Evelyn and Roger Walton of Mount Gilead; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Vada Budd of Columbus and Laura Budd of Center Village; an aunt, Frances Walker of Richwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There was no visitation, but a graveside service was held Friday at Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown, with chaplain Linda Meredith officiating.

Arrangements were in the care of Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 272, Mount Gilead 43338.

Nina Warner
Nina Verena Warner, 84, Johnstown and Bradenton, Fla., died Wednesday (Dec. 22, 1999) at Northview Senior Living Center.

She was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Delaware County to Jay E. and Anna Marie (Miller) Smith.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Christian Union Church. She was a graduate of Lancaster High School, Wells, Ind.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Bill Mulpas, Centerburg, and Christine and Jon Smilde, Bradenton, Fla.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Delbert and Donna Warner, Bradenton, Fla., Larry and Jackie Warner, Johnstown, Lester Warner, Westerville, and Victor and Beth Warner, Delaware; three sisters, Ruth Dorsey, Bradenton, Fla., Charlotte Van Fossen and Grace Van Fossen, both Croton; one brother, Gene Smith, Loveland; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Warner, whom she married March 2, 1935; and two brothers and a sister.

Calling hours were at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown. Funeral Services were with the Rev. Forest Newlin officiating.

Harold E. Warren
Harold E. Warren, 69, of Sunbury, died Monday morning (August 28, 2000) at The Ohio State University Medical Center following a six-week illness.

He was born March 13, 1931, in Leipsic to the late Ford M. and Maver (Baker) Warren. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he moved to Sunbury in 1990 from Columbus. He retired as a carpenter from the Columbus Metropolitan Housing.

Mr. Warren was a member of the U.S. Trotters Association, Delaware Moose Lodge 1167, American Legion Post 0888, and Carpenters Union. His hobbies were spending time with his grandchildren and his horses. He continued a family tradition of collecting pencils which he inherited from his father.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Susanna (Welzel) Warren; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold B. Warren of Sunbury, Ron and Tammy Warren of Westerville, and Ken R. and Lisa McKibben-Warren of Columbus; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and Bernie Herton of California; eight grandchildren, Grant, Samantha, Katie, Lauren, Melanie, Alexandra, Cory, Kyle; brothers, Ford E., C. Robert, and Franklin Warren; and sisters, Beatrice Borger and Shirley Jane Brandt.

Mr. Warren was preceeded in death by brothers Dwight, Gerald, and Richard.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Mark Gaven officiating. Internment was in Green Mound Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Association or the American Cancer Society.

David Watson
David Watson, 9, Marengo, son of Rev. Anthony and Laurie Watson, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning as a result of a house fire at his family residence.

David was born in Portsmouth, Va. on Oct. 22, 1991 to Rev. Anthony and Laurie (Smith) Watson of Marengo. He was a third-grader in Mrs. King"s class at Highland West Elementary School. He was an active member of the Alum Creek Evangelical Friends Church where his father pastored. David expressed his love daily with hugs and his bubbly personality.

Davis was a member of the Cub Scouts as a Webelo at Highland West. He enjoyed playing with his Game Boy and GI Joes. He enjoyed humor and was an excellent artist, called gifted by some who knew him. David was an accomplished reader and also collected Beanie Babies.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers Matthew (12) and Jonathon (20 months); sisters Rachel (10), Sarah (6) and Eliya (3); grandparents Barbara L. Hunt of Portsmouth, Va. and Bob and Gayle Smith of Charlottesville, Va.; great grandfather Tollie Layden of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and step-great grandmother Joyce Layden.

Also surviving are aunts and uncles Susan and Ronald L. Zeeb of Portsmouth, Va., Lee Smith of Charlottesville, Va., and John and Dawn Smith of Christiansburg, Va.; cousins Mandy and Ronnie Zeeb and Joshua Smith; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Leotis Hunt.

Calling hours were at the Alum Creek Evangelical Friends Church, 3385 Ohio 229, Marengo where services will be held with Rev. D. Frank Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Alum Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the David Watson Memorial Fund in care of the Delaware County Bank or the Evangelical Friends Church, 5350 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, Ohio 44709.

Willard Q. Watts
Willard Q. Watts, 82, Sunbury, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at his residence.

He was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Albuequerque, N.M., to the late Dode and Cecil (Reed) Watts. He was retired from Westerville Creamery, where he'd worked for more than 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and had lived in Sunbury since the 1950's.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey (Thompson); one daughter, Tyra Meyer, Sunbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Max and Erma Watts, Skidmore, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Dale Lambert and Demma and Willard Stauch, all of Sunbury; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

There were no calling hours or funeral service. A family burial was held at Bethlehem Cemetery, Claiborne. Bennett-Brown-Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, handled arrangements.

Luke David Wampler
Luke David Wampler, beloved newborn son of Chad and Sharon Wampler, died Oct. 27 at St. Ann's Hospital.

In addition to his parents, Luke is survived by his great-grandmother, Hazel Hamilton of Sunbury; his grandparents, Stan and Naomi Skocki of Winter Springs, Fla.; Jenny Butts of Logan; Paul Wampler of Delaware; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, with Pastor Tim Waggoner officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Kingwood Memorial Park.

L. Regina Weaver
L. Regina Weaver, 86, Sunbury, died Thursday (January 24, 2002) at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

She was born in Dundas, Ohio on September 8, 1915 to the late William and Cora (Whitlatch) Trainer. She worked at Otterbein College in the Student Cafeteria. She was the owner of the former Trainer Grocery in Galena and had worked at Kilgore Manufacturing during World War II.

Weaver is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet Hurr and David Harmon of Sunbury, and by her granddaughter, Jandi Hurr of Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Weaver, on November 10, 1965; by three brothers, Otto, Clovis and Leo Trainer; and by two sisters, Violet Trainer and Velma Hogans.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Pastor Jon Trainer officiating.

Interment was in Galena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, "Gift of Reading," 120 North Market Street, McArthur, Ohio 45651.

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

Bernice Webb
Bernice Webb, 96, Sunbury, died Tuesday (Nov. 2, 1999) at the Sarah Moore Home in Delaware.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1903, in Delaware County to the late Milton and Grace (Shafer) Utley.

She was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and was a resident of Williamstown, Ky., for 70 years. She returned to Delaware County and Sunbury in 1997 to be with her family.

A homemaker, she was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, OES in Williamstown, Grant County, Ky., Historical Society and Williamstown Homemakers Club.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Stanley Hauck, Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Webb, in 1980.

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

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

Karen S. Weikel
Karen S. Weikel, 53, Sparta, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 1999) at her home following a battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 2, 1945, in Mount Vernon to the late Raymond Belcher and Verna Mae (Condit) Belcher who survives in Sparta. She was a lifelong Sparta-area resident and a member of Highland High School Class of 1963. Mrs. Weikel worked as a beautician for Joe's Beauty Salon, Sparta, for over 20 years.

She was a member of Sparta Advent Christian Church; former chairperson of the Morrow County Democratic Party; and served on the zoning board of South Bloomfield Township and the Morrow County Election Board. She and her husband recently completed the construction of their new home. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and tending her lawn.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Roger D. Weikel, whom she married Aug. 31, 1963; one daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and David Welle, Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law Shawn and Kelly Weikel, Sparta, and Shad and Tamara Weikel, Marengo; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Gladys Belcher, Sparta, and Ken and Marlene Belcher, Lima; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Bill Young, Marengo, and Carla and Kelly Emmons, Marion; and six grandchildren, Kami, Kodi, Macey and Garrett Weikel and Michall and Logan Welle.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Bob Allen officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sparta Advent Christian Church or Gene Immune Therapy Development Fund ##536050, c/o Arthur James Cancer Hospital, 2500 Kenny Road, Columbus 43210-9983.

Roger Weikel
Roger D. Weikel, 54, Sparta, died at his home Monday morning (Oct. 4, 1999) following a courageous battle against cancer.

Born in Galion on June 2, 1945, he was a lifelong Sparta-area resident and a graduate of the Highland High School Class of 1963.

He worked as a tool and die machinist for Nestle's, formerly located in Sunbury, and General Electric Super Abrasives. He served as a South Bloomfield Township trustee from 1988-1998. He was past master of the Chester F&AM Lodge No. 238, a member of the Sparta Advent Christian Church and Ohio State Coon Association, and was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking.

He and his late wife, Karen S. (Belcher) Weikel, who died on Jan. 7, 1999, had recently finished constructing a new home.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and David Welle, Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Kelly Weikel, Sparta, and Shad and Tamara Weikel, Marengo; his mother, Virginia Levings of Mount Gilead; his father, Eugene Weikel, Chesterville; a sister, Roberta Briley, Marengo; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Weikel and Ronald and Connie Weikel, all of Chesterville; and six grandchildren.

Visitation and Masonic services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Allen officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparta Advent Christian Church, P.O. Box 34, Sparta 43350 or Highland Community Park (Weikel Memorial Fund), P.O. Box 95, Chesterville 43317.

Herman Weiss
Herman J. Weiss, 89, Mount Gilead, died Thursday (April 6, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital.

He was born in Johnstown, Pa., May 27, 1910, to the late Edward and Alouisa Weiss.

He moved to Mount Gilead from Arizona in 1982. He worked on dairy farms until retiring.

He is survived by his wife Grace Denson Weiss, whom he married Aug. 15, 1931; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Eleanor Weiss, Marengo, and Harry and Sandy Weiss, Arizona; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lorraine Saunders, Lewis Center, Marguerite and Jim Wilde, Thorp, Wisc., and Linda and Gary Pupp, Larson, Wisc.; a brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Jenny Weiss, Coudersport, Pa.; and 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Weiss; and three sisters Mary Weiss, Julie Miller and Louise Palmiteer.

Calling hours were held at Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Burial followed in Butter Cemetery near Marengo.

Ruth M. "Marge" Wells
Ruth M. "Marge" Wells, 80, Johnstown, died Friday (February 2, 2001) at her home. A member of the First Baptist Church of Sunbury, she is survived by Dick, her loving husband of 60 years; children, Sharon (Jack) Phillips of Bladensburg, Linda (Paul) Rohr of Johnstown, and John (Cindy) Wells of Dublin; grandchildren, Jeri (Wesley) Pitt, Loren (Anne) Phillips, Randy (Laurie) Rohr, and Brian (Shanta) Rohr); and by eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville where services were held with the Pastor Larry A. Griffin officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends may contribute to the Hospice at Riverside and Grant Hospitals, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214-4034.

Bobby N. Wenell
Bobby N. Wenell, infant son of Robert C. and Stephanie (Cole) Wenell of Centerburg, died unexpectedly on Saturday (Jan. 3, 1998) at Knox Community Hospital.

He was born in Columbus on Oct. 10, 1997.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Sarah; maternal grandparents, Anita and Fred Penhorwood of Galena and Stephen Cole of Perryville, Ark.; and his paternal grandparents, Robert M. and Ann Wenell of Centerburg and Susan Wenell of Columbus.

Services and interment were held for the family Monday at Galena Cemetery.

Memorial services were held at Sunbury Christian Community Church with the Rev. William D. Stephens officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert N. Wenell Memorial Fund, in care of the church.

Robert Wenell
Robert C. Wenell, 27, of Centerburg, died unexpectedly Monday evening (Oct. 26, 1998) following an automobile accident on County Road 201 in Morrow County.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1971, and was a member of the Delaware Hayes High School Class of 1989. He worked as a custom woodworker for Steve Heinland Contracting. Bob was a craftsman, musician, and member of Christian Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Stephanie (Cole) Wenell, whom he married on Oct. 5, 1991; his daughter, Sarah, of the home; his parents, Susan (Foster) Wenell of Columbus and Robert M. and Ann Wenell of Centerburg; a brother, Seth Wenell of Columbus; a sister, Marissa Wenell of Columbus; and his in-laws, Anita and Fred Penhorwood of Galena and Steve Cole of Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert N. Wenell on Jan. 3, 1998.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, and was held prior to the funeral service at Christian Community Church, 7097 E. Ohio 37 (1/2 mile west of I-71), Sunbury. The Rev. William D. Stephens officiated. Interment was in Galena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert C. Wenell memorial fund in care of his church.

Alexander Westerviller
Alexander Westerviller, premature infant son of Brian and Celeste Westerviller, died Monday (September 3, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kevin; grandparents, aunts and uncles. His father was a former football player at Big Walnut.

A private family service and burial was held Thursday (September 6, 2001) at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 East Broad Street, Columbus.

George J West
George J West, 84, formerly residing at 6546 Walnut Valley Drive, Galena, died Monday (November 19, 2001) at Wintersong Village in Delaware.

Following graduation from Columbus West High School, West spend his working career at Pfeiffer Printing Company as a commercial artist, printing designer and consultant.

He was the son of the late Hortense (Wedemeyer) and Ernest West.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Murray of Leesburg, Florida; four grandchildren; and a brother, David J. West of New Jersey; and a companion of many years, Dr. Denie Denniston of Columbus.

West was preceded in death by his wife, La Verne (Bourgoeis); a son, George Milton West; and by three siblings, Irene Coffey, Wanda Pfeiffer and William J West.

Calling hours were at Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware. There will be no services. Burial will be in Red Bank Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 39 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Nathan Wheeler
Nathan Wheeler, 74, of Westerville, died on Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000) at Grant Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following a short illness.

He was born in Blaine, Ky., on Sept. 5, 1925, to the late Thomas J. and Gracie (Green) Wheeler, and was formerly employed by Lennox Industries, Columbus. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Gaynelle Cordle Wheeler; two daughters, Joyce Ann Stowe of Columbus and Janet Sue Shivley of Hilliard; one son, James E. Wheeler of Westerville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., where funeral services were held with the Revs. Clarence Mathis and Greg Lewis. Military services were performed by VFW Post No. 6103 and American Legion Post No. 89. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Ruth Wickline
Ruth Wickline, 74, Centerburg, died at her home Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2000) following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Madison Mills, to the late Jacob and Ada Rowland.

She was a member of Centerburg United Methodist Church, Friendship Circle, Tri-County Craft Club and Inner Church Centerburg. She worked as a loving nurse's aid for 35 years at Shady Lane Manor. She was a loving and caring person to all who knew her.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Potts, Galena, and Diana and Bob Kemmer, Chesterville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jake and Mary Wickline, Centerburg, Allen "Newt" and Teresa Wickline, Lewis Center, and Jeff and Lori Wickline, Ashley; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Lester Wickline, who died in 1982; seven brothers; and three sisters.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Centerburg United Methodist Church or the Friendship Circle at the church.

Laura C. Wigton
Laura C. Wigton, 88, Sunbury, died at Manor Care on Saturday (July 28, 2001) morning.

She was born in Darke County (Ohio) on December 27, 1912 to the late Charles E. and Anna Elnore (Eck) Neal.

Wigton is survived by her three daughters, Carol Grigsby of Columbus, Donna (Carmine) Layton-Tarquinio of New Albany and Barbara Conkle of Sunbury, and by six grandchildren,

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alton Wigton, who died in January of 1988. They were married in November of 1949. Also preceding her in death were five brothers and six sisters.

Memorial services were held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury with Pastor Brian Smith officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Ohio, 39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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

Mary Wilburn
Mary E. Wilburn, 68, Sunbury, died Friday (February 23, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

A graduate of Otterbein College, she was a teacher at Hartford Elementary School for 23 years. She also volunteered with Big Walnut Friends Who Share and area senior citizens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Edith (Dauer) Myers; and her husband, David Henry Wilburn.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Wilburn of Sunbury, and Deborah and Don Thomas and Merilee and David Bash of Columbus; four grandchildren, Donald Thomas, Marilynn Bash and Andrea Bash, all of Columbus, and Christopher Wilburn of Sunbury; a brother, Paul Myers of Bowling Green; one niece; one nephew; and a special friend, Eldon Frakes.

Visitation was held at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown, where services were held Twith the Rev. Dan Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Hockman Cemetery, McClure.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Mabel Wilcox
Mabel Faye (Meredith) Wilcox, 96, Columbus, former resident of Cuyahoga Falls, died Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1999).

Born in Delaware County in 1903, she was a graduate of Sunbury High School and Kent State University. She was a teacher for 43 years, teaching in Delaware County, Akron and at Greensburg, Ellet, and Tallmadge schools in the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. She retired in 1969. She was a long time member of the National Education Association, National Association of Retired Teachers and was honored with her husband as a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar for Master Teachers. She was also honored in 1994 by the Ohio Legislature for her 50 years in the Darrow Street Grange No. 751. She was a 50+ member of Chapter 45 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church.

She moved to Westerville in 1984 and Columbus in 1991.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Nancy L. Wilcox, Columbus; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years and high school sweetheart, Forrest R. Wilcox, in 1983; her parents, Isaac and Minnie Condit Meredith, Condit; a sister, Verdie Oldham, Harlem Township; and a brother, Vaughn A. Meredith, Sunbury.

Services were held at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, Cuyahoga Falls with the Rev. Paul Beal officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in the Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Steinhauer Scholarship Foundation, 431 Stow Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44221; or to the First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls 44221.

Margaret Wilcox
Margaret L. Wilcox, 91, of Marengo, died Friday (Sept. 28, 2001) at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1909, in Quaker Town, Morrow County, to the late Carroll and Daisy (Miller) Williams. A graduate of Cardington High School and a member of the Alum Creek Friends Church, she was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Marengo area.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Jordan, and brother, Robert Williams.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Vaughan C. Wilcox, whom she married on April 2, 1933, in Cleveland; special nieces Joanne Rausch and Genevieve Rogers of Marengo; and her other nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, with graveside services held in the Marengo Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Copely officiating. Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mt. Gilead 43338.

Alice E. Williamson
Alice E. Williamson, 84, Sunbury, died Thursday (July 5, 2001) at Bennington Glen Nursing Home in Marengo.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 18, 1917 to the late Howard R. and Elsie (Page) King. She was a retired secretary for Ranco in Columbus.

Williamson is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman K. and Mary of Sunbury and Terry and Ginny of Houston, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Kinkead of Johnstown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Elizabeth Might of Clearwater, Florida.

Memorial services were held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 53 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.

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

Barbara Williams
Barbara E. Williams, 78, Sunbury, died Tuesday morning (Nov. 24, 1998) at her home.

She was born in Columbus on Oct. 5, 1920, to the late Walter Sr. and Edith (Snyder) Deahl. She was a member of New Bethel Christian Church and enjoyed gardening, flowers and crocheting. She was a retired office clerk from MNR Dietetics Laboratory.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Williams, on Jan. 21, 1994; two brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Emerson and Rachael Sager of Johnstown; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James Strunk of Grandview; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Weldon Stockwell officiating. Burial was in Trenton Cemetery.

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

Craig A. Williams
Craig A. Williams, 31, Galena, died Friday (December 28, 2001). He was employed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Marysville. He was a member of F.O.E. #3614, Sunbury.

Williams is survived by his mother, Dorothy Williams of Galena; his father, John L. Williams of Westerville; his sister, Tammy (Elden) Snyder of Newark; his brother, Randy (Gennette) Williams of Centerburg; three nephews, Elden Snyder II, Paul Snyder II and John Williams III of Centerburg; and by close friends, P.J. Swain and Stacy Reisinger.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating.

Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Troy Williams
Troy E. Williams, 85, Sunbury, died Saturday (Feb. 13, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born in Harrison, Ark. on March 27, 1913, to the late Ira and Fannie (Wright) Williams. Following the death of his father, he was raised by the late Howard Conklin.

He was a member of Sunbury Christian Church and charter member of Porter Grange. He enjoyed gardening and a good cup of coffee with conversation at such area restaurants as the Sunbury Grill, Wendy's, Yum-ee Donut Shop and the Lighthouse. He retired from BryAir as a machine operator and also worked at Lenhart Hardware, Sunbury Lumber and for the State of Ohio Highway Department, Weight Scales.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dorothy (Jacobus) Williams; one daughter, Beth Ann Williams, Sunbury; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Carole and David Day-Sturgill, Sunbury, and Becky and Denny Johnson, New Albany; one stepson and daughter-in-law, David and Joann Walker, Lebanon; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Susie Conklin, Sunbury; one sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Elben Rutherford, Sunbury; one brother-in-law, Wilbur Carnes, Belle Center; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dick, in 1984 and two sisters, Della McKay and Mary Carnes.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at the Sunbury Christian Church. Burial followed in East Liberty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury Christian Church.

Bessie Wilson
Bessie E. Wilson, 79, formerly of Sunbury, died Sunday morning (May 19, 2002) at St. Rita's Nursing Home, Columbus. 

She was born in Bellaire on January 9, 1923, to the late Sanson and Catherine (Capps) McCabe. She was a homemaker and member of Sunbury Wesleyan Church. 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Velmont C. Wilson; a son, George "Sandy" Kitt; a brother, Paul McCabe; and three sisters, K. Irene Stewart, Evelyn Van Gundy and Betty Evans. 

Surviving are her sisters, Bertha Monahan and Alice Bohlken, both of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Harley Wilson of Sunbury; two grandchildren, Robert and Clifford Kitt; and her nieces and nephews, including Charlotte Frame of Columbus. 

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held in the Trenton Cemetery with Pastor Gerald Davis officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Nursing Home, 880 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneral-homes.com>.

Rhoda Wilson
Rhoda M. (Moore) Wilson, 95, Sunbury and Delaware, died Saturday (Dec. 4, 1999) at Cancio Home Care Nursing Home, Sunbury.

She was born Dec. 11, 1903, in Johnson County, Ky., to Susie (Ressitt) and John Dee Moore.

She orchestrated entertainment for various carnivals and circuses. She lived in Sunbury for 30 years before she moved to Delaware.

She is survived by two sisters, Matilda "Tillie" VanDyke, Hopewell, and Hazel Love, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and six brothers and one sister.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on at St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware, with the Rev. Kevin Kavanaugh officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Church, P.O. Box 326, Sunbury 43074. Arrangements were handled by Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware.

William Henry Wilson
William Henry Wilson, 88, a longtime resident of Sunbury and Fredericktown, died Saturday (March 17, 2001) at the William Hill Manor in Easton, Maryland.

Born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland on March 18, 1912, he was the son of the late William and Jane Turner Wilson. He emigrated from Scotland to Montreal, Canada where he graduated from Montreal High School in 1927.

During World War II, Wilson served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

On December 24, 1942, he married the former Donna Marie Earnest of Mansfield. They eventually made their home in the United States in 1945 in Fredericktown. They later moved to Sunbury where he was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Wilson died in 1996 following 54 years of marriage.

In 1950, Wilson became a U.S. citizen. He worked for the State of Ohio as an accountant/claims inspector for the Bureau of Workman's Compensation. He retired in 1977 after 17 years of service.

He is survived by two sons, William L. Wilson of St. Michaels, Maryland and Edward B. Wilson of Begnins, Switzerland; a sister, Margaret Ellis of Welland, Ontario, Canada; and three grandchildren, Kristine L. Larrick, Joseph J. Wilson and Edward L. Wilson. A son, Richard K. Wilson, is deceased.

Services and burial were private. Memorial contributions may be made to a local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, Easton, Maryland (see www.fhn-funeralhome.com).

Phyllis R. Wing
Phyllis R. Wing, 68, Marengo, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 1999) at Morrow County Hospital, Mount Gilead.

She was born in Columbus on Oct. 30, 1930, to the late Earl and Ada (Neaver) Williams. She was a homemaker and a 30 year resident of Marengo, coming from Columbus.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert C. Wing; one son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Barbara Wing, Perkiomenville, Pa.; and one daughter and son-in-law Sheryl and Joseph Matson, Mount Gilead.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Everett; and one sister, JoAnn.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302.

W. Ray Wirick
W. Ray Wirick, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died of cancer on Tuesday (June 16, 1998) at the age of 67.

Ray was a lifelong resident of Delaware County, and an active 43-year member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and the Columbian Chapter No. 33 Order of the Eastern Star, and a past master of the Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F & AM.

He was employed for 28 years at Ranco of Columbus, serving as vice president of manufacturing. He went on to serve for 10 years as the general manager of the D.L. Auld/3M Corporation. After retiring, Ray volunteered in the International Executive Service Corps in overseas assignments to Estonia and Hungary.

An active member in the Big Walnut Historical Society and a trustee of the Big Walnut Education Foundation, he served as the board chairman of the Community Library, was the past chairman of the Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was a member of the Republican Party Central Committee for Delaware County.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (Nincehelser) Wirick; four children and their spouses, Sally and Bryan Beske of Westerville, Kevin and Sheila Wirick of San Diego, Calif., Dale and Nancy Wirick of Westerville, and Carrie Wirick and Tom Smith of Delaware; six grandchildren, Mindy Wirick, Colin Beske, Sarah Beske, Tyler Smith, Stewart Wirick, and Celeste Smith; and six brothers and sisters.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Walnut Education Foundation, P.O. Box 538, Sunbury or the Big Walnut Historical Society, 21 Sedgwick Avenue, Sunbury.

Louise A. Wolfe
Louise A. Wolfe, age 74, of Wooster, and formerly of Westerville, died Friday (Jan. 2, 1998) at Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus.

She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Westerville, and a volunteer at Innis Woods Park and St. Ann's Hospital.

Mrs. Wolfe was an avid quilter, seamstress, bridge player, and golfer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bertram Wolfe, in 1974.

Survivors include son and daugher-in-law Bert and Sondra Wolfe, of Wooster; grandchildren Jennifer Wolfe of Golden, Colo. and Lori Wolfe of Westerville; sisters Virginia Ihle of Sunbury and Erdene Lane of Galena; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Ron Baird officiating. Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Darlene Wolf
Darlene M. (Doll) Wolf, 68, Sunbury, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999).

She was retired from Solid State Controls Inc. She attended Vans Valley Community Church. She was our nanny, Ken (Michelle), Jimmy, Andy (Amanda), Sherry (Chad), Veronica (Ryan), and Tiffany.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Bob Ratlff, Kathy and Tony Garrison and Sharon and Jim Adkins; one son, Stephen Wolf; seven great-grandchildren, David, Keith, Ashley, Cody, Courtney, Faith and Michaela; three brothers, June, Sid and Buck; three sisters, Helen, Naomi and Mary; several half-brothers and half-sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne K. Wolf.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held with Kathy Garrison, evangelist, officiating. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park. The Rev. Wayne Booth officiated at the graveside services.

Robert Wolverton
Robert Wolverton, 71, of Centerburg, died on Wednesday (Jan. 28, 1998) at his home.

He was born in Columbus on March 12, 1926 to the late Clyde and Ruth (Menturn) Wolverton. He retired as a Columbus Police Detective in 1974 with 25 years of service. He was also a retired first sergeant with the USMC Reserves, a special deputy and recording secretary for the Knox County Sheriff's Department, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge No. 7, and held commercial and instructor pilot licenses.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Laura (Gerber) on July 16, 1996; a brother, Danny; and a sister, Jane Clover.

Surviving are his second wife, Jody (Johnson) of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cheri and Tom Laughlin of Cleveland, Susie Cummings of Galloway, and Robin and Don Semon of Sunbury; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John "Bud" and Katherine Wolverton of Columbus; a sister, Ruth Smith of Easley, S.C.; a son-in-law, John Cummings of Grove City; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Peg Royer of Reynoldsburg and Betty and Lee Schultz of Pataskala.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where services will be held on Saturday. Interment will be in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

 William Woods
William J. Woods, 70 of Johnstown, died at home on Saturday (July 15, 2000).

He was born on November 22, 1929 in Toledo to the late William J. and Lucille A. (DeVault) Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and moved to Johnstown in 1975 from Columbus. He retired as a mechanical assembler from Rimrock. He enjoyed building models and cars, especially Cadillacs.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Connie and Richard Cottrill of Delaware, Chris and Wally Williamson on Utica, and Bonnie and Sal Cautela of Gahanna; son William D. Woods of Johnstown; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Sheridan and Marty Woods of Sunbury; sisters and brothers-in-law Shirley A. and Jerry Ratliff of Heath, Kaylynn S. Thompson of Columbus and Mary E. and Jack Kidd of Indiana, and his canine companion Buddy.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Marcia Woods, in 1974, and his brother Raymond in 1996.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury , where funeral services were held. Interment was at the Blue Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Eleanor Worley
Eleanor McCauley Worley, 77, of Sunbury died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at the Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.

She was born on April 10, 1921, in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Samuel and Hazel (Sparks) McCauley. She moved to the Sunbury area 30 years ago from Westerville. Eleanor was a homemaker and genealogist, and a member of the National and Delaware County genealogist societies.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, David P. Worley; a son, David W. Worley of Sunbury; a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and William Randall of Charlottesville, Va.; two granddaughters, Jea Nicole and Indigo Kesiah Williams; and two sisters, Miriam Sellers of Gainesville, Ga., and Jackie Bowles of Auburn, Ala.

Arrangements were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. In keeping with her wishes, there were no calling hours or services planned.

Lisa A. Wrinkle
Lisa A. Wrinkle, 41, Sunbury, died Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

Lisa was born on June 2, 1960 in Peru, Indiana, to William R. and Mary L. Burton Dobson of Sunbury. She graduated from Westerville South High School in 1978. She was employed as a mail carrier for the Sunbury Post Office. She was a hard worker, a member of Parents without Partners and enjoyed her family and antiques.

In addition to her parents, Lisa is survived by a son, Adam John Wrinkle, and by two brothers, Sidney (Tammy) Dobson and Michael Dobson, all of Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, John Wrinkle Jr., in 1999.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held Swith Pastors Harold Holmes and Billy Kuhn officiating. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

In Lisa's memory, contributions can be made to the Adam Wrinkle College Fund, established by the Big Walnut High School Athletic Boosters. Checks should be made payable to the Adam Wrinkle College Fund and sent to the high school in care of Athletic Director Steve Glesenkamp, Big Walnut High School, 555 S. Old 3C Highway, Sunbury 43074.Condolences may be expressed to the family at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>.

John R. Wrinkle Jr.
John Roy Wrinkle Jr., 37, Sunbury, died at his home Wednesday (June 30, 1999) after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born Oct. 20, 1961, in Columbus to John R. and Judith (Ellis) Wrinkle Sr., who survive in Sunbury.

A 1979 graduate of Big Walnut High School, he worked as a finish carpenter and contractor. He enjoyed hunting and was an active member of the NRA.

He was a member and Past Master Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and the Housing Inspection Foundation.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Adam John Wrinkle, at home; three sisters, Jody (Wrinkle) Molchen, Sunbury, Jamie Wrinkle, Reynoldsburg, and Jandy Wrinkle, Westerville; grandmothers, Mildred Ellis, Columbus, and Leona Wrinkle, Florida; and two nieces and two nephews.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Masonic and memorial services were held following the calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society-Delaware Chapter, Hospice at Grady or the John R. Wrinkle Jr. memorial fund for the enrichment of Native American culture at the Community Library, Sunbury.

Anita F. Wurm
Anita F. Wurm, 73, of Delaware, died Monday morning (July 3, 2000) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

She was born in Huntington, W.Va., on January 14, 1927, to the late Edward E. and Gertrude (McComas) Skeens. She was a retired cashier for Kroger and had worked at Kilgore Manufacturing. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday School. She also was a member of Harlem Township Grange, the Farm Bureau, and had been a Girl Scout leader in Delaware County.

Mrs. Wurm is survived by sons Donald B. (Elizabeth) Wurm and Wendall C. Wurm of Delaware; a daughter, Wanda C. Brown of Columbus; two grandchildren, Dawn and Lisa Wurm; a brother, Robert Skeens of Sunbury; and a sister, Betty June Stout of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Donald Wurm in 1973, and a brother, David Skeens, May 17, 2000.

Calling hours were at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Services were held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville with The Rev. John Zimmerman officiating. Burial followed in the Fancher Cemetery.


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