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Janice E. Cain
Janice E. Cain, 64, Delaware, died unexpectedly Thursday morning (March 22, 2001) at her home.

She was born September 20, 1936 in Columbus to the late James E. Martin and Edna Jones Carson.

A lifelong Delaware County resident and graduate of Big Walnut High School, she had worked as a data entry specialist for PPG Industries, Worthington Foods and the State of Ohio. She also worked for the bakery department of Buehler's Food Market in Delaware.

Cain was a member of Hyatts United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, walking and collecting lighthouses and Indian items.

She is survived by her loving husband of 10 years, James Cain; three daughters, Christine (Gary) Helmick of Pataskala, Debra (Harold) Kennedy of Lebanon, Virginia and Kathleen (Billy) Alexander of Kingman, Arizona; a son, Steven Lines of Philo, Ohio; a step-daughter, Candace (Tom) O'Keefe of Delaware; two stepsons, James Cain Jr. of Youngstown and Charles (Lynette) Cain of Texas; numerous grandchildren and step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Martin of Westerville and Paul Martin of Phoenix, Arizona; a half-brother, Roger Carson of Phoenix, Arizona; and a sister, Betty Krienke of Phoenix, Arizona.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where services were held at Hyatts United Methodist Church, Powell. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware,

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hyatts United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Lela Cain
Lela May Cain, 92, formerly of Howard Road and 35 Lexington Boulevard, Delaware, died Friday morning (January 18, 2002) at Morning View Care Center, Sunbury.

She was born December 23, 1909 in Barnesville to Jacob and Rebecca (Carpenter) Bauman. A Delaware County resident since childhood, she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Cain is survived by two sons, Raymond of Sunbury and Ward of Marengo, and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Raymond, died in 1965. A son Leo, died in 2000.

There were no visiting hours. A graveside service was held at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Reverend William Saunders of St. Mark's Lutheran Church officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morning View Care Center, 14961 North Old 3C Highway, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be offered via the Web at <www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com>.

Katherine Ogden Carr
In memory of Katherine Ogden Carr (Mrs. Thomas), 83, who passed away in September in Springfield, Georgia, a memorial service was held at Harlem Road United Methodist Church.

Katherine was a longtime community member, belonging to the Harlem Garden Club, New Hope UMC and various other organizations. She taught school at both Sunbury and Souders elementary schools.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Carr; daughters and sons-in-law John and Sara Stalnaker and Dan and Becky Thomas, all of Springfield, Georgia; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Mary Jane Carr of Galena; grandchildren Michael Carr of the University of Michigan, Ryan Carr of Westerville, Geoffrey Carr of Ohio Northern University, Tracey and Kim Duncan of Delaware, U.S. Marine Tom Duncan of South Carolina, and Melissa Ware of Columbus; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her pastor at Springfield UMC said "we will remember Katherine as an artist. She was born an artist and possessed a gift, not only of the hands, but of the mind's eye, having the ability to see possibilities, to see what the rest of us don't see, to point it out and preserve it for us to enjoy. It is an image of God; God always sees possibilities and wants to bring something beautiful into being, sharing it with the rest of us, just as Katherine did.

"She worked in many mediums: painting, photography, flowers. But her best medium was flesh and blood, mind and spirit. As a mother and grandmother, teacher, wife, a Pink Lady at the hospital, she saw what could be and put strokes on lives that she touched, seeing the possibilities. She is remembered for her character, her joy, her perseverance, wisdom and laughter."

Benjamin N. Campbell
Benjamin N. Campbell, 77, Sunbury, died Monday morning (June 25, 2001) at Morning View Care Center.

He was born in Darling County, South Carolina on October 7, 1923 to the late Lonnie and Lillie (Register) Campbell. He had lived in the area for 30 years after coming to Sunbury from Ravenna.

A member of the U.S. Navy, Campbell was a World War II and Korean veteran. He was a retired Maintenance Supervisor for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense. Campbell was a member of the VFW and a life member of the DAV.

Campbell is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dolores G. (LaRue) Campbell. They were married June 10, 1950 in Newport, Rhode Island. Also surviving are sons, Randy (Christie) of Reynoldsburg and Raymond of Sunbury; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Fannie Middleton of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur, and three sisters, Virginia, Louise and Mary.

Friends called at the residence. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in South Carolina. Arrangements are in care of the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Contributions can be made to Benjamin N. Campbell Memorial Fund in care of the Delaware County Bank, 492 West Cherry Street, Sunbury.

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

Lucille Campbell
Lucille H. Campbell (Boothe-Peregrine), 94, Westerville, died Friday (December 7, 2002) at Edgewood Manor.

A member of the Church of the Messiah United Methodist, she was a retired teacher from Big Walnut High School and wrote the lyrics for the Big Walnut Alma Mater.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Boothe, Ross Peregrine and Leon Campbell.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Byron and Lois Boothe of Lexington, Kentucky; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Ron Smith of Westerville; a stepdaughter and husband, Alys and Newton Spears of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Visitation was held Sunday (December 9, 2001) at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where a funeral service was held Monday (December 10, 2001) with Drs. Arthur Schultz and James N. Spears officiating.

A graveside service and interment were in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 North State Street, Westerville 43081 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus 43229.

Charlotte L. Cantrell
Charlotte L. Cantrell, age 81, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Aug. 5, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born May 11, 19117 in Crestline to the late Albert and Florence (Glenn) Newell. The homemaker spent most of her life in the Sunbury area, and a brief time in the Marion area. She was a member of the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Cantrell is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Dennis G. and Catherine Cantrell, Darwin W. and Sandra Cantrell, and Larry D. and MaryJean Cantrell, all of Sunbury, and David E. Cantrell of Marion; daughter and son-in-law Sharon A. and Barry White of Pataskala; 13 grandchildren, Terry, Tammy, Jeff, Janice, Daniel, Stephen, Brad, Brent, Brenda, Brian, Mark, Steven, and Vickie; six step-grandchildren, Jim, Dan, Doug, Shannonn, Brian, and Jennifer; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ersell "Red" Cantrell, on Sept. 10, 1987; her daughter Janice; and a grandson, Greg.

Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, the Rev. Daniel Burris officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

Charlotte L. Cantrell
Charlotte L. Cantrell, age 81, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Aug. 5, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born May 11, 19117 in Crestline to the late Albert and Florence (Glenn) Newell. The homemaker spent most of her life in the Sunbury area, and a brief time in the Marion area. She was a member of the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Cantrell is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Dennis G. and Catherine Cantrell, Darwin W. and Sandra Cantrell, and Larry D. and MaryJean Cantrell, all of Sunbury, and David E. Cantrell of Marion; daughter and son-in-law Sharon A. and Barry White of Pataskala; 13 grandchildren, Terry, Tammy, Jeff, Janice, Daniel, Stephen, Brad, Brent, Brenda, Brian, Mark, Steven, and Vickie; six step-grandchildren, Jim, Dan, Doug, Shannonn, Brian, and Jennifer; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ersell "Red" Cantrell, on Sept. 10, 1987; her daughter Janice; and a grandson, Greg.

Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, the Rev. Daniel Burris officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

Jerry L. Carmickle
Jerry L. Carmickle, 49, Sparta, died at home Monday (March 13, 2000) following a seven-month illness.

He was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Paragould, Ark., to Earl L. and Marjorie (Mathews) Carmickle who survive in Lucasville.

Jerry spent the majority of his life in the Portsmouth area, moving to Sparta in 1978 from Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. A retired road equipment diesel mechanic, he was formerly employed with the maintenance department of Ohio State University. He was a member of Victory Chapel, Lucasville, and FOE Lodge No. 760, Mount Vernon.

Jerry enjoyed camping, traveling, auto mechanics, antique cars, restoring and showing his antique '55 Chevy and '67 Chevy pick up truck. Most of all he loved life and his family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Judy (Smith) Carmickle; a son and daughter-in-law, William L. and Nadine Carmickle, Marengo; twin daughters and their husbands, Jerri and John Weese, Mount Gilead, and Sherri and Ed Townsend, Columbus; two stepsons and one spouse, William W. and Tracy Weaver Jr. and Joseph D. Weaver, all of Sunbury; a stepdaughter, Rocki L. Feasel, Marengo; one brother, Larry Carmickle, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty and Ron Diuve and Jeannette and George Walsh, all Corsicana, Texas, and Donna Wright, Seattle, Wash.; his mother-in-law, Betty J. Smith, Cardington; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Katherine Ogden Carr
Katherine Ogden Carr, the wife of Thomas Carr; loving mother of Steven J. Carr (Mary Jane) of Galena and Sara (John) Stalnaker and Becky (Dan) Thomas of Springfield, Georgia; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a teacher in the Big Walnut Local Schools, a member of the Harlem Garden Club and New Hope United Methodist Church (now Harlem Road UMC).

Preceded in death by brothers Byron and Charles Ogden and by parents Jay and Melissa Ogden. Funeral services were held Saturday.

Iva Mabel Duffey Carson
Iva Mabel Duffey Carson, 86, of Worthington died on Saturday morning (July 18, 1998) at Norworth Convalescent Center in Worthington.

Born on January 26, 1912, in Delaware County to the late Grover and Mattie (Jones) Jackson, she was a homemaker and 35-year resident of Delaware County before moving to Franklin County. She was a member of the Hilliard Senior Citizens and the Dublin Community Church.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Susan Duffey of Centerburg and Craig and Kay Duffey of Galena; two grandchildren, Michelle Duffey of Dayton and Michael Duffey of Galena; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen and George Patch of Delaware and Irene McCormick of Columbus.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Josiah Henry Harrison (Cy) Duffey; her second husband, John Everett Carson; and a sister, Eleanor Firman.

Visitation was at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. Funeral services were at the funeral home with Dr. William Bowser officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin 43017 or the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus 43214.

Louis N. Carswell
Louis N. Carswell, 80, Lewis Center, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday (July 24, 2001).

He was born on August 21, 1920 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Louis L. and Edith (Nelson) Carswell.

Carswell was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II. Following the war, he become a resident of Columbus in 1946 and constructed his own home in 1955 in Gahanna where he lived until 1979 before moving to Lewis Center.

He worked 31 years for the United States Government with the Soil & Conservation Services Department.

Louis was very active with the Boy Scouts, serving as a scoutmaster of Troop 98 sponsored by the Stonybrook United Methodist Church in Gahanna. He received the Silver Beaver Award from the Central Ohio Council (now Simon Kenton Council) of the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of his dedication to scouting. He also received the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, a group of honorary campers of the BSA.

He was a member of the Lewis Center United Methodist Church. He also volunteered at the High Banks Metro Park in Columbus and the District Park offices at Sharon Woods.

Carswell built many home projects, enjoyed gardening, model railroading and planes, and was a former member of the Westerville Model Airplane Association.

He is survived by a son, Ken (Kathy) Carswell of Pataskala; a daughter, Lori (Joe) Beatty of Brandon, Mississippi; four grandchildren, Matt (Cindy) and Dan (Robin) Beatty and Logan and Avery Carswell; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn E. Burrow of San Antonio, Texas; and a cousin, W. Alton Carswell of Norfolk, Virginia.

Carswell was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Phyllis M. (Foster) Carswell in 1990, and by a sister, Ethel M. Wood.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held at Jersey Baptist Church, Columbus with Pastor John Hays officiating. Interment was in Cheshire Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 98 of Gahanna in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Patricia S. Beacom Caudill
Patricia S. Bacom Caudill, 48, a lifelong resident of Delaware, died Monday (February 28, 2002) following a courageous battle with a lengthy illness at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born on November 16, 1953 to Raymond and Eleanor (Turner) Beacom.

Caudill graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1972. She was formerly employed by PPG Industries. Patricia was an avid Ohio State University sports fan. She was a member of the Kilbourne United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Beacom of Delaware; sisters and brother-in-law, Judy Smith of Delaware and Cathy and Frank Peterman of Marysville; a niece, Tracy Beightler of Marysville; nephews, Matt (Sarah) Smith of Columbus and Rob Beightler of Marysville; by many relatives and friends; and by her beloved dog, Shelly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Beacom, and a nephew, Ryan Smith.

A memorial service was held at the Kilbourne UMC with the Reverend John Ferris officiating. Friends were received by the family following the memorial service at the church

Contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 Ohio 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or to the Kilbourne UMC, 5591 Ohio 521, Kilbourne, Ohio 43032.

Friends may send condolences via the web to <www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com>.

Margaret Lucille Caudy
Margaret Lucille Caudy, 84, Sunbury, passed away Monday (March 12, 2001) in Marion.

She was born November 29, 1916 in Cherry Fork, Ohio to the late Edward Pearl and Bertha Mae (Rankin) Moore.

As a farmer's wife and homemaker, she was a 50-year resident of Sunbury and a member of the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union of Olive Green.

Margaret is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry (Pauline) Caudy and Don (Tammy) Caudy, both of Sunbury; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane (Roger) Sagar of Cardington; five grandchildren, Joe, Pam, Robert, CathyJo and Amy; one great-grandson, Chad; three sisters, Lena Green of Galena, Ruth Straley of London and Mary (John) Ball of Galloway.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Caudy, who died August 17, 1991; four brothers, Bert, Ralph, Maurice and John; and two sisters, Martha Moore and Zelma Ione Lute.

Arrangements are being handled by Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware. Private family services will be planned at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union, 12800 Olive Green Road, Sunbury 43074. Friends may send their condolences to the family at www.bennettbrownrodman.com and link into the online memorial and registry page.

Charles Chandler
Charles Curtis Chandler, 71, died Sunday (October 14, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

A graduate of Sunbury High School, he taught fourth through seventh grade at Big Walnut for 31 years. He worked for Riverside Methodist Hospital as a telephone operator.

Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Ruth Chandler; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Jay Grosse; and four grandchildren, Jared, Caleb, Lydia, and Julia Grosse.

Arrangements are in the care of Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus. Condolences may be expressed at <CChandler7.condolences@schoedinger.com>.

Joyce Chandler
Joyce A. Chandler, 50, of Marengo, died unexpectedly Monday evening at Morrow County Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1947 in Mt. Vernon to Cap and Joanne (Jordan) Rausch of Marengo. A graduate of Highland High School Class of 1965. School bus driver for 16 years for the Highland Schools. Past president of Highland West Elementary PTO, she coached little girls T-ball, C-ball, B-ball. Volunteer for the Highland School System. Past member of the Marengo Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary, Highland bus drivers card club, and attended Fargo Wesleyan Church.

She enjoyed watching her children play sports.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Leon and Dorothy Jordan and Virgie Rausch.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Randy L. Chandler; her son and daugher-in-law, Cappy and Malinda Chandler of Marengo, two daughters, Melissa Chandler and her fiancee Jeremy Shipman, and Joanne "Joey" Chandler at home; grandson Liam Chandler; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Sharon Rausch of Marengo, Richard and Connie Rausch of Brownwood, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jerry Steele of Marengo; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo. Funeral service was held at Marengo United Methodist Church, with Pastors Jeff Deel and Michael Olinger officiating. Internment at Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Joanne "Joey" Chandler scholarship fund, c/o Star Bank, P.O. Box 185, Marengo, 43334.

William Chandler
William Chandler, 57, of Delaware died on Saturday (Aug. 1, 1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was born on May 20, 1941, in Columbus to the late Lunda and Lora (Ousley) Chandler, and moved to Delaware from Columbus in 1973. After 30 years as a master machinist, he retired from Timken Co. of Delaware and was also the past owner of Designs Unlimited, Delaware. He was a member of Sunbury Christian Community Church and Training Center and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodwork.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Mingus, in 1983.

Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Bonnie (Walters) Chandler; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Roger Lowry of Delaware and Stacy and Fred Rogers of New York, formerly of Galena; seven grandchildren, Joshua Shilt, Lauren, Adrian, and Spencer Lowry, and Paige, Adam, and Thomas Rogers; two sisters, Jane Reeves of Miegs County, and Bonnie Criner of Sunbury; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware, where funeral services were held officiated by the Rev. William D. Stephens. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church; Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus 43214; or the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Drive, Delaware 43015.

Edmund (Ed) G. Chapman
Edmund (Ed) G. Chapman Jr., 80, died Monday (August 7, 2000) at the Oak Hill Community Medical Center.

Born in Jackson on Sept. 24, 1919, to the late Edmund G. Chapman Sr. and Iva Fern Berr Chapman, he was a lifetime resident of Jackson County.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Louise Eisnaugle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Ruth McClung Chapman; four daughters, Rebecca D. Stroth and Deborah Biggs, both of Jackson, and Melissa Lynn (Jim) Heine and Sarah Beth (Tom) Hubbard, all of Worthington; grandchildren Gregory Chapman Woolum and Donald Keith (Heather) Woolum Jr., of Upper Arlington, Amanda Lynn Auxier and Michael Edmund Chapman (Chappy) Stroth, both of Jackson,Margaret Ruth Wilson of Worthington, and Marian Elizabeth Wilson of Cleveland; sisters-in-law and spouses Diane and John Adkins of Jackson and Janice and Ron Osbourne of Dayton; and nephews William F. Eisnaugle, a Columbus attorney, and Dr. Barry Eisnaugle.

Martha Chapman
Martha Gompf Chapman, 94, Sunbury, died Wednesday (March 8, 2000) at Sunbury Nursing Home following an extended illness.

She was born April 11, 1905, in Marion County, to the late Jacob C. and Florence A. (Fairchild) Gompf.

She was a homemaker, attended Sunbury Wesleyan Church and was a former member of St. John (Windfall) Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a son, John Gompf, Cardington; three granchildren; one great-grandchild; and a special niece.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Barkley and Ada E. Stokes.

Graveside funeral services were held at Glendale Cemetery with Gerald Davis, pastor, officiating.

Funeral arrangements were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Ryan Steven "Scooter" Charley
Ryan Steven "Scooter" Charley, 16, Westerville, died unexpectedly Thursday (April 11, 2002) at Children's Hospital.

Ryan was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 26, 1985. He was a sophomore and a member of the Class of 2004 at Westerville South High School.

An artist, Ryan enjoyed playing drums, skateboarding, BMX biking, loved animals, alternative and heavy rock music and his 1989 Honda Civic SI. He liked hot rods and volunteered for the Citizens for Humane Action.

Ryan is survived by his mother and stepfather, Michele Casper and Matthew Yoha of Westerville;, his father and stepmother, Donald and Lisa Charley of Las Vegas, Nevada; three brothers, Donnie and Daniel Charley of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dylan Yoha of Westerville; his grandparents, Rayford and Chloe Casper of Columbus, Don and Ruth Charley of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kay Yoha of Bellville; his great-grandmother, Lorena Steinbrook of Columbus; aunts; uncles; cousins; friends; and his pet animals, Mia, Morgan, Maddy, Ginger and April.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services followed.

Ryan gave the gift of life through organ donation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention of Delaware County, 11 North Franklin Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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

David P. Charnas
David P. Charnas, 62, Galena, died early Monday, Nov. 20 morning at Kobacker House in Columbus.

Charnas was born on April 1, 1938 in Bucyrus to Phil and Ann (Gistle) Charnas. The former Toledo resident moved to Galena 27 years ago. He was a retired plant manager for Ohio Bell and a member of St. John Neumann Church. He enjoyed playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Wanda (Burgard) Charnas; sons David P. (Sandra) Charnas II, Daniel C. (Lorri) Charnas, Jason E. (Sheri) Charnas; and a host of friends.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Private services were held with interment at Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Hospital, Radiology Dept., 3535 Olentangy River Road., Columbus (43214-9861).

Lewis A. Chattos
Lewis A. Chattos, 82, of Centerburg died Friday evening June 30, 2000, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

He was born January 31, 1918, in Genoa Township near Galena to the late Charles and Julia Vasas Chattos. A graduate of Galena High School Class of 1936, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving in Company A, 6th Armored Infantry of the 1st Armored Division. He had been a prisoner of war and was awarded a purple heart.

Lewis retired from the shipping department of the former Liebert Corp., the current Emerson Electric Company. He enjoyed farming and was a member of Mt. Zion Lodge #9 F & AM.

He was survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Esther L. (Bricker) Chattos, and daughters Sharon (Michael) Shuff; LouAnn (Bill) Adams, Centerburg; Bernie (Scott Behrens) Drake; six grandchildren, one great-grandson; and sisters, Irene Edwards, Sunbury; Julie Comstock, Hilliard; and Clara Kitchen, Portsmouth. He was proceeded in death by his brothers, Mike and Charles, and a sister, Lena Curtis.

Services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61 with The Rev. Robert Riggs officiating. Internment with military honors followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus, OH. 43221, or the American Cancer Society.

Michael Chattos
Michael M. Chattos, 79, of Galena, died Tuesday (June 6, 2000) at his home.

He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. He was a paint foreman for the State of Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean; a daughter, Caroline Michelle Chattos Lechler; three grandchildren, Mike A. Chattos, Curt S. Lechler and Christine-Jean Lechler; a great-granddaughter, Mariah Ann Chattos; a brother, Louie Chattos; and three sisters Julia, Clara, and Irene.

Graveside services were held at the Galena Cemetery. Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, Columbus, was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Wilma Jean Chattos
Wilma Jean Chattos, 75, Galena, passed away Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Mrs. Chattos was born in Sunbury on October 25, 1925 and is the daughter of the late Carl D. and Caroline Robinson. Wilma retired as a nurse from Mount Carmel Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael M. Chattos, and a niece, Tammy Robinson.

Chattos is survived by her daughter, Caroline "Mikki" Chattos; three grandchildren, Christine-Jean Michelle Lechler, Michael A. Chattos (Somer) and Curt S. Lechler; a great-granddaughter, Mariah A. Chattos; by two brothers, Milton Thomas and Daniel Lee Robinson; and her stepmother, Annie Smith.

Graveside interment was in Galena Cemetery. Arrangements were by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to WilmaJeanChattos1@SCHOEDINGER.COM.

Rolena Cheadle
Rolena Dell Cheadle, 83, of Sunbury, died on Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born on June 28, 1917, in Chesterhill to the late Emma (Baker) and Joab Rowland, and was a homemaker.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Cheadle; eight brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Vergie Lee McDavid of Mesa, Ariz., and Nancy and Billy Rich of Newark; a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Sandra Cheadle of Condit; nine grandchildren, Kevin McDavid of Phoenix, Ariz., Kurtis McDavid of Queen Creek, Ariz., Kelly Kassor of Gahanna, Kate Volzka of Mesa, Ariz., Steven Rich of Newark, Suzanne Brandemarte of Orlando, Fla., and Michelle, Molly, and Joshua Cheadle, all of Condit; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown, where funeral services were with the Rev. Steven Rich officiating. Burial was in Trenton Cemetery.

Dorothy Christian
Dorothy May (Neibarger) Christian, 68, of Rockbridge and formerly of New Albany, passed to join her husband while wrapped in the arms of her loving family on Monday (April 22, 2002). 

A 1952 graduate of Johnstown Monroe High School, she retired from AT&T in 1991. She loved to travel with her husband, Kenneth, whom she married on February 24, 1953, and was devoted to for 48 years until his death on May 1, 2000. 

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Florence Neibarger; sisters Jean Miller and Eilene Baughman; and a brother, Richard Neibarger. 

She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother to her daughter, Sharon Christian (Jim Johns) of Rockbridge; her grandchildren, Faith and Aaron Strait of Gahanna, and Tisha and Mark Greer and Micah and Cindy Sartori, all of Alabama; and her great-grandchildren, Anthony, Madison, Evan, and Maria. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, John Neibarger Sr. of Sunbury, George and Alice Neibarger of Johnstown, and Carl and Helen Neibarger Jr. of Columbus; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation was held tat Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, where services were held with Pastor Roger Neibarger officiating. Interment was in Lithopolis Cemetery.

John W. Christy
John W. Christy, 69, of Sunbury, died on Saturday evening (July 25, 1998) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

Born in Mason County, W. Va., on March 19, 1929, to the late Harry and Elsie (Denny) Christy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Mr. Christy formerly worked as a machinist for White Westinghouse, Western Electric, Rockwell, Kline Manufacturing, and HPM of Mt. Gilead, and retired from Cooper Industries in 1994.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Maxie.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Evelyn (Shoaf) Christy; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Theodore "Ted" Christy of Hilliard, John A. "Jack" and Linda Christy of Marengo, and James and Melinda Christy of Dublin; two daughters, Pamela Gower of Bellville and Dianna Jane Christy of Kent; six grandchildren, Tara Nicole Christy of Worthington, John and Allen Gower of Bellville, Amanda and Jacob Christy of Westerville, and Jackie Christy of Marengo; two step-grandchildren, Rikki Donnell of Columbus and Chaz Richards of Dublin; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Jacklyn Christy of Westerville; two sisters-in-law, Grace Christy and Blanche Christy, both of Delaware; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Father Charles Foeller officiating.

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

Cheryl Church
Cheryl A. Church, 45, Sunbury, died Monday morning (October 22, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

She was born on December 23, 1955, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Charles Clements and June (Knever) Bauers, who both survive in Terre Haute. She was a Sunbury resident for six years, having moved to the area from Terre Haute.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, Dylan Church of Terre Haute, and Mason and Jameson Church of Sunbury; her companion, Tom Ruthig of Sunbury; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Cheryl Clements of Terre Haute and Ron and Vicki Clements of Clinton, Indiana; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Joe Bryant of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Visitation was held with services following at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Methodist Hospital Foundation, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214 or the American Liver Foundation Northern Ohio Chapter.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyder-funeralhomes.com>.

Jeanne Clayton
Jeanne Clayton, 74 of Columbus, passed way on Thursday (March 11, 1999). He was under the care of Hospice of Riverside and Grant.

Born Dec. 27, 1924 in Sunbury to William and Eulalia (Ross) Clayton. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Heat and Frost Insulators Local #44.

Survived by wife, Arthena; son and daughter-in-law Marty and Candis; four grandchildren of Utah; three brothers, Kimball, Gail and Eldon; sister Gloria and many nieces and nephews. Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.

Helen Louise Cline
Helen Louise (Davidson) Cline, 91, Sunbury, died Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2000) at Morning View Care Center, Centerburg.

She was born Nov. 1, 1908, in Hartford Township in Licking County, to the late Otis H. and Etta Beatty Davidson.

A lifelong resident of Delaware County, she married Donald Cline in 1924. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1963.

Mrs. Cline was active in many charities and organizations including, the Grange, American Cancer Society, Republican Party and the Ohio Federation of Republican Women. She served as a staff member for Congressman John R. Kasich.

She was a charter member of Delaware County Senior Citizens Inc. and was instrumental in the acquisition of the seniors' Park Avenue building. She was also a member of the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

She is survived by one son, David Cline; two grandchildren; many foster children whom the Clines cared for; nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Davidson.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home (Sunbury). Funeral services were at the funeral home. Interment was at Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware County Senior Citizens Inc., 420 Park Ave., Delaware 43015.

Charles H. "Charly" Coghlan
Charles H. "Charly" Coghlan, 93, Delaware, died Sunday evening (March 4, 2001) at Delaware Court.

Coghlan was born on July 1, 1907 in Buffalo, New York to the late Edward and Sarah Hogan Coghlan.

A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Coghlan moved from Columbus to Delaware in 1960. He retired in 1971 as President of Ohio Medical Indemnity. He was a member of Delaware St. Mary Church.

Charly enjoyed humor and liked to share his interest in history and American civics.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Pineau Coghlan whom he married on October 21, 1936; a son, Charles J. (Debbie) Coghlan of Powell; a daughter, Sheila Rohrbach of Raleigh, North Carolina; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Coghlan was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial followed at Delaware St. Mary Church with Father Kevin Kavanagh as Celebrant. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House in care of Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 169810, Columbus 43272.

Condolences may be registered at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Leah Cole
Leah Cole, 95, Westerville, passed away Saturday (April 28, 2001) at her residence in company of her family. Born August 21, 1905 to the late William and Grace Kenyon Roe, she was a graduate of the Ohio State University.

She was an elementary school teacher for 36 years, including Genoa Township Red Bank one-room school house (1926-28) for three years; Galena for 16 years; Painsville, Kentucky for one year; Courtright Elementary, Columbus, for one year; and Big Walnut (1958-73) for 15 years. She was a winner of the Outstanding Teacher of America Award in 1973.

Cole was a member of Mizpah Chapter OES.

She is survived by a son, James T. Cole, Galena; a daughter, Ilene R. Cornell, Westerville; eight grandchildren, James C. Cole, Thomas D. Cole, Steven R. Cole, Johnathan W. Cole, Diana Cornell, Connie Cornell, Sandra Cornell and Abbie Cornell Donaldson; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lauris Chester Cole and by five brothers, Wilbur, Harold, Edwin, Merrill Roe and Arthur.

Visitation was at the Hill Funeral Home, Westerville. Services were held at the Church of the Messiah, U.M., Westerville with Dr. Arthur Schultz officiating.

Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate.

Robert L. Coleman
Robert L. Coleman, 50, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Tuesday (February 5, 2002) morning in the Grady Memorial Hospital emergency room.

He was born in Matewan, West Virginia on April 26, 1951 to the late Elsie and Octavia (Wagner) Coleman. He was a self-employed painter.

A U.S. Marine veteran, Coleman had lived in Sunbury for the past 10 years after coming from Delaware. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Kentucky and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3614 in Sunbury.

Coleman is survived by his wife of 11 years, Jennifer (Sewell) Coleman, whom he married March 3, 1990 in Delaware; two daughters, Jenny of the home and Rosalee (Jamie) Dotson of Kentucky; a son, Michael Bowling of Columbus; three grandchildren, Olivia, Breanna and Jamie; four brothers, Floyd (Glenna) Coleman of Phelps, Kentucky, L. C. (Barb) Coleman of McCarr, Kentucky, and Raymond C. Coleman and Larry Joe Coleman, both of Inman, South Carolina; three sisters, Mildred A. (Ronald) Spears of Radnor, Patty A. (Lonnie) Hamby of Phelps, Kentucky, and Tammy L. Robinette of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and by his mother and father-in-law, Yvonne and Andrew Sewell of Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Lee Coleman in 1956.

Friends called at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services were with Pastor David Warton officiating. Interment followed in the Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jenny Coleman Education Fund, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyder-funeralhomes.com>.

Frankie J. Collins
Frankie J. Colllins, 56, of Columbus, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at the home of her sister in Delaware.

She was born January 28, 1944, in Tazewell, Va., to the late Frank B. and Inza A. (Wright) Collins. A graduate of Tazewell H.S. in Virginia, she lived the majority of her life in the Sunbury area. Frankie worked as a teacher for Building Blocks Day Care in Reynoldsburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Mindy (Dale) Dougherty, Cindi Ruhl, and Kris Lynn of Delaware; three grandchildren, David Potts of Delaware and Daniel and Drew Dougherty of Worthington; a sister, Vivian Ruthig of Delaware; a brother, Bill Collins of Columbus; sister-in-law Kaira Collins of Sandusky; nephews Matt and Bernie; nieces Kim, Bernadette, and Kathleen; great-nieces Madison and Chelsea; and great-nephews Logan, Garrett, Joel, Christian, and Matthew.

She was proceeded in death by her brothers, Bernard and Charlie.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (Ohio 36) Delaware, where funeral services were held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH., 43214.

Larry Compton
Larry "Delbert" Compton, 59, Pataskala, died Tuesday (January 29, 2002) at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

Born on November 12, 1942, in Sunbury to the late Joseph and Lecta Marie (Smith) Compton, he was a member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1961 and moved to Pataskala from Sunbury 20 years ago. He was a terminal manager with Matlack, Columbus, for 35 years, and was a member of Hossana Lutheran Church, Pataskala. He enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, drag racing and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Eickleberry) Compton, whom he married on April 12, 1970, in Granville; his sons, Jeffrey 'Todd' and Michele Compton of Dublin and Timothy Compton and fiancee Brittany Torchia of Pataskala; daughters and son-in-law Jami and David Nininger of Centerburg and twins Cathi and Cari Compton of Pataskala; four grandchildren, Danielle, Haley, Austin and Alaina; a brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Becky Hayes of Sunbury; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Robert Grant of Bradenton, Florida, Betty and Park Mayhew of Sunbury, Lenora and Lester Seville of Newark and Jeanette and Douglas Hall of Pataskala; and his nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with pastor Wayne Zavotka officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus 43218.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyder-funeralhomes.com>.

George Conant
George A. Conant, 49, Ashley, died unexpectedly on Thursday (June 21, 2001) at his home.

He was born in Mount Gilead on March 21, 1952, to the late C. Harold and M. Ruth Hart Conant. A 1970 graduate of Mount Gilead High School, he had worked for the former Mount Gilead Lumber Company and the Dairy Mart in Mount Vernon and Sunbury.

Conant was a member of the Delaware County Humane Society, assistant chapter director of the Marion Chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and had served as the Edison Village Marshall for several years and on the Edison Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years.

He is survived by his wife, Terry Compston Conant, whom he married on February 14, 1989; a brother and sister-in-law, Milton "Butch" and Jean Conant of Galion; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Robert Jones of Marion and Mary Jane and Bruce Levering of Johnsville; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Gilead, and were officiated by the Reverend Mary Lou Gompf. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, c/o John Austin, P.O. Box 136, Green Camp, Ohio 43322.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

David Conklin
David J. Conklin, 53, Marengo, died unexpectedly Saturday (Dec. 4, 1999) while deer hunting in Marietta.

He was born in Columbus on May 6, 1946, to Charles and Betty (Adkins) Conklin, Columbus.

Mr. Conklin was a section head at American SHOWA and enjoyed the outdoors, participating in hunting, fishing, trapping and training horses. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Mount Vernon, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3614, Sunbury.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Michele, Norfolk, W. Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Lou Koren, Sunbury; a brother, Tom, Columbus; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jim Might, Westerville; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with the Rev. Fred Adkins officiating. Burial followed in Cheshire Cemetery.

Frank B. Cooper
Frank B. Cooper, 64, Sunbury, died Friday (April 13, 2001) morning at his residence.

He was born in Manton, Kentucky on October 23, 1936 to the late Henry T. and Artie (Moore) Cooper. He was a retired laborer for the Galena Brick and Tile Company and a member of the Martinsburg Road Church of Christ in Newark.

Cooper is survived by his wife, Mae (Bentley) Cooper whom he married July 21, 1956 in Prestonburg, Kentucky; sons and daughters-in-law David L. and Pam of Delaware, Timothy, and James and Stephanie of Sunbury; daughters and son-in-law Daisy Cooper of Delaware and Lisa and Mike Meeks of Sunbury; eight grandchildren; brothers Arnold (Hester) Cooper of Sunbury, Roy of St. Louisville, Kelly of Sunbury, and Truman of Galveston, Kentucky; and by sisters Bertha (Clifton) Conley of Delaware and Lucy (Lawrence) Artrip of Drift, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild and six brothers, Louis, Glenn, Bill and Jesse Cooper and Oscar and Ernest Milburn.

Visitation was Monday (April 16, 2001) at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where services were held Tuesday (April 17, 2001) morning with Preacher Delmar Jarvis officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery.

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

Raymond Copley
Raymond Copley, 87, died Saturday (December 15, 2001) at Kobacher House, Columbus.

Copley was a member of the Centerburg Church of God, Centerburg. He was retired from Columbus Coated Fabrics and a World War II Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tennessee Crum Copley and Stanley M. Copley, and by sisters and brothers.

Copley is survived by his wife, Martha Jena Copley of Sunbury; two sons, Jerry Dale (Wanda) Copley of Sunbury, and Larry Dwain (Davida) Copley of Columbus; six grandchildren, Rolanda, Tabitha, Jason, Jerry, Larae and Leeda Copley; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Marcum of Columbus; a brother, Carlos Copley of Columbus; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family received friends at the Long Funeral Home, Columbus. Calling hours were held prior to the funeral services held at Centerburg Church of God with Reverend Jonathan D. Mitchell and the Reverend Mike J. Pruett officiating.

Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Gardens.

Betty Jane Cornwell
Betty Jane Cornwell, 74, of Johnstown died on Saturday (Jan. 31, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus.

Born on July 28, 1923 in Columbus to the late Helen (Ryan) Jones and George H. Jones, she was a homemaker and owned her own home. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1688 and the Church of Ascension, and was a former member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She was also an avid golfer.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Charles Cornwell; seven brothers and sisters; one son; and one daughter.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene F. and Rick Ross of Condit; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel W. and Lila Cornwell of Alexandria, David A. Cornwell of Reynoldsburg, Michael Cornwell of Columbus, Walter N. and Sally Cornwell of Johnstown, and Charles E. and Mickie Cornwell of Newark; a brother, Thomas Jones, of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation and vigil were held on Tuesday at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday at the Church of Ascension in Johnstown and was officiated by Father Paul Laurinaitis. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Fred Corwin
Fred W. Corwin, 75, of Sunbury died suddenly early Wednesday morning (Oct. 21, 1998) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1923 in Mt. Gilead to the late William Roy and Leona Mae (Wilson) Corwin. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he moved to the Sunbury area 30 years ago from Marengo. He worked as a cemetery monument engraver before retiring from the state Highway Department.

He was a member of the Delaware Elks, the Benson Hough American Legion Post No. 457, the V.F.W. Post of Ft. Myers, Florida, and the Disabled American Veterans.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert W. Corwin in 1989.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary Jane (Fairchild) Corwin; a daughter, Constance L. Emerson of Westerville; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Linda Sue and Bill Clark of East Lansing, Mich.; two grandchildren, Carrie Brooke and David Emerson; two step-grandchildren, Sean and Ryan Clark; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rheta and Charles Reese of Sunbury.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Larry A. Griffin of the Sunbury First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury 43074.

Mava C. McLane Coss
Mava C. McLane Coss, 70, of Marengo, died Friday (July 3, 1998) morning at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Columbus on March 23, 1928, to the late Carl and Daisy M. (Dailey) Rhoads. She moved from Columbus to the Marengo area 20 years ago, and retired from Schottenstein's Department Stores, where she was an executive secretary, after more than 20 years. She wrote poetry, and had a book of poems published.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilbur McLane, who died on March 15, 1972, and Charles Coss, who died on Jan. 29, 1996; two brothers, Edwin and Carl Jr.; and one sister, Leona Reed.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert C. and Lois E. McLane of Pensacola, Fla., Roger E. McLane and Marta Capotosta of Columbus, and Timothy I McLane of Columbus; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy McLane and Steve Hess of Marengo; seven grandchildren, Robert, Eddie and Gillian McLane, Christine Barnes, Nick Treiber, and Joe and Tim Hess; four great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rhoads of Columbus.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where services were officiated by Father Mike Gribble. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery.

Chris K. Covert
Chris K. Covert, 66, Marengo, died Thursday (March 11, 1999) at his home.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1932, in Columbus to the late N.C. and Imo K. (Stierhoff) Covert. A 1950 graduate of Marengo High School, he was a lifelong farmer who also worked for HPM Corp., Mount Gilead, drove a truck for Producers Livestock and was an electrician. He also served as a Bennington Township trustee.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth E. (Dudley) Covert, whom he married on Jan. 12, 1960; a son, Chris B. Covert of Marengo; and a grandson, Christopher M. Covert.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held at Fargo Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Tim Melling and Dale Long officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County.

James Coyan
James H. Coyan III, 17, Columbus, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Riverside Hospital.

He was born in Columbus on Feb. 7, 1983, to Donna J. Cremeans-Simms, Columbus, and James H. Coyan Jr., Cardington. He loved fishing, animals and children.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Brook Ann Coyan, Columbus; his fiance, Nicki Howell, Columbus; his stepfather, Donald Tracy Simms, Columbus; a half-sister, Kayla Coyan, Cardington; maternal grandparents, Mary and Ronald Cremeans, Caledonia; paternal grandparents, James and Daisy Coyan, Rush, Ky.; stepgrandmother, Joan Simms, Columbus; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the James H. Coyan III Memorial Fund.

Ronald Cremeans
Ronald E. Cremeans Sr., 61, of Caledonia, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 9, 2000) at Marion General Hospital, Marion.

Born in Columbus on Oct. 14, 1938, to the late Othel and Opal (Linley) Cremeans, he lived in Caledonia for nine years, previously residing in Mt. Gilead, Marengo, and Sunbury. He was a retired maintenance worker for Glen-Gery Corp., Caledonia, and loved to fish and shoot guns. He loved animals, especially his dogs Queenie and Pokey, and his wild mustang, Red Pop.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, James H. Coyan III; and two brothers, Kenneth and David.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Mary (Black) Cremeans, whom he married on June 8, 1957; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Mary Cremeans Jr. of Cardington and James A. Cremeans of Caledonia and his fiancee, Brandi Wells; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diana L. and David Dudgeon of Mt. Gilead, Donna J. Cremeans-Simms and Tracy Simms of Columbus, and Jacqueline J. and Daniel Cassens of Clayton, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Michael and Lucille and John and Melissa Cremeans, all of Columbus, Roger Cremeans of Bucyrus, and Thomas and Karen Cremeans of Centerburg; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine and Larry Hansel and Barbara and Ted Snodgrass, all of Centerburg, and Bonnie and Bob Burkey of Chesterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Helen Crile
Helen G. Crile, 102 of Johnstown, formerly of Akron, died Tuesday (June 6, 2000) at Northview Senior Living Center.

Born on April 19, 1898, in Summit County to the late Roswell B. and Ossie P. (Pierson) Hopkins, she moved to Johnstown in 1992 from Akron. She was a homemaker and a school teacher in the Akron area for 25 years. She was a very accomplished violinist, a member of Ghent Christian Church in Akron, and was devoted to her music and her church.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis and Al Bortscheller of Akron and Carolyn P. Kohberger of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law Wesley J. and Marian Crile of Deland, Fla., Gary R. and Joyce Crile of Summerfield., Fla. and James H. and Sandy Crile of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-granchildren; brother Ross Hopkins of Marietta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ford S. Crile in 1980; son Don P. Crile in 1983; three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside funeral services were held at Bath Center Cemetery in Bath.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ghent Christian Church, 1852 Granger Road, Akron, 44333.

Philip Michel Cring
Philip Michel Cring Sr., 62, Sunbury, died at home suddenly on Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2000).

He was born April 3, 1937, in Sunbury. He was a lifelong area resident, a 1955 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Berlin crisis in 1962. He attended Ohio University from 1956-1962.

He was a member of the National Press Photographers' Association at age 17, and was a freelance photographer who worked for numerous Columbus news media during the 1950s and '60s. He took his first nationally published photo of Jack Nicklaus for "Time" magazine. He was retired from refrigeration and computer services.

He is survived by sisters Mary Jean Myers, Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Rachel Edwards, Sunbury; a son, Philip Jr., Little Hocking; two grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents C. Howard and Florinel B. Cring.

Graveside services were held lat Sunbury Memorial Park. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, assisted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Audubon Society.

Myrtle Crist
Myrtle Crist, 90, Marysville, died Monday evening (July 19, 1999) at the Sarah Moore Home.

She was born March 15, 1909, in Putnam County, W.Va., to Ira and Ida (Davis) Means.

Mrs. Crist is survived by four sons, Campbell C. Crist Sr., Marysville, Alvin of Delaware, David of Marion and Vernon of Sunbury; three daughters, Violet Blain, Apple Grove, W.Va., Elizabeth Woten.

Glenwood, W.Va., and Cheryl Barron, Brownsville, Texas; two brothers, Ira Means Jr., Wellsville, and Joseph Means, Powell; 34 grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Stevens, Apple Grove; and 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Jake Crist; two daughters, Dorothy and Clara; and three sisters, Clara, Raney and Dora Rae.

Visiting hours were at Bennett Brown Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were at Grace Baptist Church, 3180 Ohio 37W, with the Rev. Corey Banes officiating. Burial was in Green Mound Cemetery, Kilbourne.

Florence Cross
Florence Cross, 92, of Croton, died Sunday (March 29, 1998) in Johnstown.

She was born in Johnstown on Jan. 15, 1906, to the late Orpha Mae (Duckworth) and Jess Kirts.

She had worked as a cashier at Hoovler's Red & White Store, and was a member of New Bethel Christian Union Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Cross, one brother, and a son.

Mrs. Cross is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Donna Cross of Delaware; a half sister, Jane Disbennett, of Ashville; granddaughters and their husbands Sharon and Bruce Smart and Deborah and John Tripp, all of Johnstown; her niece, Joy Neff, of Westerville; and great-grandchildren Sandy, Jessie, and Taylor Tripp, and Rusty and Christy Smart.

Services were at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown, the Rev. Weldon Stockwell officiating. Burial was in Trenton Cemetery.

Gladys Cross
Gladys I. Cross, 100, of Sunbury, died Monday afternoon (Aug. 14, 2000) at Cancio's Adult Family Home near Sunbury.

She was born on April 4, 1900, in Columbus to Isaac Allen and Myrtle Louise (Edwards) Shannon. Gladys worked at Nestlés in Sunbury for many years before she went to work at the Delaware County Clerk of Courts office and served as the Delaware County Clerk of Courts from 1950 until 1957. She was a lifelong Sunbury area resident.

Gladys was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and the Progress Club. She enjoyed roses and gardening.

Along with her parents, she was proceeded in death by two husbands, Lamont Kempton and Clarence Cross; a brother, Arthur Shannon; three sisters, Hazel Edmister, Harriet Kiser and Mildred Ross; and a nephew, Jim Ross.

Surviving are her sister, Mary Satterfield of Columbus; three nieces and their spouses, Patty and Clair Stout of Marion, Ind., Judy and Fred Shumway of Lewis Center, and Barbara and Charles Nuckles of Palmdale, Calif.; four nephews and their spouses, John Edmister of Tennessee, Edon and Barbara Edmister of Howard, Rollin and Yvonne Kiser of Lewis Center, and Donald and Alma Shannon of Sunbury; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services followed with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Lela B. Crowl
Lela B. Crowl, 91, Sunbury, died Sunday (Oct. 17, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1908, on the Delaware/Licking County line to the late Christopher and Byra (Hartsock) Needles.

A 1925 graduate of Hartford High School and a lifelong Sunbury area resident, she had been a clerk for various area grocery stores, was employed at the former Kilgore and Nestle plants and was retired from the microfilm department at the Franklin County Courthouse.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Wise, Sunbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Leland P. Crowl, who died Oct. 25, 1994; and 12 brothers and sisters.

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

Pauline L. Balch Crumb
Pauline L. Balch Crumb, 77, of Delaware died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at the Arbors of Delaware.

She was born on February 23, 1923, in Delaware County and was a 13-year employee of the Boston Store. She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, Walter Balch and Paul Crumb.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Anna Balch and Larry and Marjorie Balch, all of Delaware; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services will be held with Rick Balch officiating. Burial was in Fancher Cemetery.

Lottie Crum
Lottie Crum, 73, died Monday (January 21, 2002) at Mount Carmel East Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, two sisters and two brothers.

Crum is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Mike Kelley of Centerburg; by sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Sue Crum of Lima and Charles and Brenda Crum of Centerburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters; two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews; and by many special friends at Regency Plaza.

Visitation was at Evans Funeral Home, Columbus, where services were held with Brother Ed Sutherland officiating.

Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Kathryn Culbertson
Kathryn Angie Russell Culbertson, 82, of Sunbury and formerly of Powell Road, Lewis Center, died Wednesday morning (Oct. 4, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, following an extended illness.

She was born in Zone, Fulton County, on July 18, 1918, to the late Malon and Eva Rupp Russell. A graduate of Fayette High School, she was a lifelong homemaker who greatly enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Daffodil and Iris societies.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband whom she married on Dec. 5, 1939, Raymond Culbertson, on Feb. 3, 1995; a sister, Barbara Atkins; and her stepfather, Charles McGowan.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, James and Peggy Culbertson of Skiatook, Okla., Larry and Carol Culbertson of Las Cruces, N. M., John and Beth Culbertson of Troy, and Mikel and Sandra Culbertson of Vandalia; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dan Triplett of Sunbury; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lowell McGowan of Bevan.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial was in Kingwood Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arthur Culver Jr.
Arthur Moore Culver Jr., 83, Sunbury, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born in Sunbury on May 16, 1917, to the late Arthur M. and Mary E. (Price) Culver Sr. and spent most of his life in the Sunbury and Galena area. He was a member of Galena United Methodist Church, and a member of the Sunbury High School Class of 1935, where he was an honor student, president of his senior class and athletics participant.

A wonderful husband and very loving, kind, and sharing father, he had a keen interest in sports. A graduate of Office Training School, he attended Ohio State University and was a former employee of Buckeye Transport, E. Brooke Matlack, and the Department of Interstate Commerce Commission, where he retired as district supervisor.

He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II, having served in the Philippine Islands. Mr. Culver was a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Delaware County Scottish Rite, Delaware County Shrine Club, American Association of Retired Persons, the national and state associations of Retired Federal Employees, Sunbury American Legion Post No. 457, Big Walnut Historical Society, founding member of the Berkshire Township Zoning Board and a former worker for the American Cancer Drive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bronson Culver, and a sister, Jeannette Foster.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Pauline (Shultz) Culver, whom he married on November 4, 1939; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol E. and Clark Wood of Galena and Anita and Thomas O. Wolverton of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Marge Culver of Delaware; seven grandchildren, Curtis (Donna) Lohr, Dwight (Leslie) Lohr, Deanna, Clinton and Andrew Wolverton and Bryce and Kelsey Culver; two step-grandchildren, Jeff and Paige Wolverton; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with a Masonic service also held. Funeral services were held at Galena United Methodist Church with the Reverend Sue Antolik officiating. Interment, with military honors, was at Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Galena United Methodist Church, 109 Harrison Street, Galena 43021.

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

Terry L. Curren
Terry L. Curren, 34, Sunbury, died November 28, 2001 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1967 in Delaware.

Mr. Curren was an employee of Shelly and Sands Company in Delaware, a graduate of Big Walnut High School and Delaware JVS, and a member of the Eagles Lodge in Sunbury.

He is survived by one son, Jay Curren of Sunbury; one daughter, Christine Curren of Sunbury; his mother, Rachel (Coleman) Curren of Delaware; his father, Larry Curren of Sunbury, a sister, Jennill Keece of Delaware; his paternal grandfather, Frosty Curren of Galion; and the mother of the children, Laura Kines of Galena.

Visitation was at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware where funeral services were held. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Those unable to attend may log onto <www.bennettbrownrodman.com> and log onto the online registry page.

Ray Curtis
Ray Curtis, 69, of Delaware, died Friday evening (March 27, 1998) at his home following a five-month illness.

He was born in Flat Gap, Ky., on June 19, 1928, to the late Samantha Curtis. He had lived in Sunbury for 41 years, and the last four years in Delaware. He was a breeder, trainer, and driver of standardbred horses, and had three horses on the circuit with his son during 1997. He had previously owned the car wash in Sunbury, and also had one in Westerville. In his early years, he had worked as a towmotor operator for the Galena Brick and Shale Co., with 25 years of service.

He was a member of the Delaware County Harness Horsemen and the United States Trotting Association.

He married Carrie Conn in Delaware on Dec. 24, 1952; she survives. Mr. Curtis also is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Steve and Nance Curtis of Delaware; granddaughters Angel and Katie; great-granddaughter Devon Rachel; a sister, Margie Thompson of Delaware; his nephew and his wife, Larry and Judy Thompson of Kilbourne; and his mother-in-law, Christine Conn of Ashland, Ky.

Services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with the Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. Interment was in Berkshire Cemetery.

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

Rouie Curtis
Rouie Curtis, age 91 of Kentucky, passed away on Sunday (August 6, 2000) at the home of her daughter in Park Hills, Ky.

She was born on Jan. 29, 1909 in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Alive and Belle (Salyer) Lemaster.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Priscilla and Bill Blair of Park Hills, Ky., and Carolyn and Willard Stambaugh of Sunbury; son and daughter -in-law Rexford and Nellie Curtis of Centerburg; brother Luther Lemaster of Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband James M. Curtis, one grandson, four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at Jones and Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky., the Rev. Darin Stambaugh and the Rev. Wayne Knisely officiating.


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