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Harry Dailey
Harry A. Dailey, 54, of Marengo, died unexpectedly Monday evening (Nov. 2, 1998) at Mansfield General Hospital.

He was born in Marion on June 30, 1944, to the late Harry A. Dailey and Ethel (Blair) Dailey, who survives in Marengo. Mr. Dailey was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a former truck driver for PreFab Transit, Ill.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary L. (Hornbeck) Dailey; two brothers, Charles and Carroll, of Marengo; and a sister, Doris Knight of Marengo.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Brian Mosher officiating. Burial, with military services, was in Marengo Cemetery.

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

Nora Daily
Nora V. Daily, 94, of Sunbury, died on Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at the Sunbury Nursing Home.

Born on Oct. 4, 1905, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Isaac and Sarah (Ward) Poe, she was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and Kingston Grange No. 2489. She was active in the former Old Blue Church, teaching Sunday school, and in the Ladies Aid Society. She loved to crochet and knit and won a state and national award from the Grange for an afghan she made.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Daily, on Dec. 15, 1991; three brothers, James, Jay, and Luther; and two sisters, Lula Gartin and Lora Hubbell.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Diana Daily of Sunbury; a daughter, Virginia Morman of Westminister, Colo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and nieces, among them a special niece, Lula Mae Sheets of Sunbury.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Interment followed in Cheshire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry St., Sunbury 43074.

Elizabeth Damm
Elizabeth "Liz" Damm, 62, of Galena, died on Sunday (September 30, 2001) at her home.

Arrangements are in the care of and will be announced later by Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.

Marian Darby
Marian L. (Pflaum) Darby, formerly of Upper Arlington and Columbus, died Friday (Dec. 3, 1999) in her Galena home.

A graduate of Ohio State University, she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority, Beta Gamma Sigma honorary fraternity and Delta Gamma Epsilon education fraternity. She was a member of Galena United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. Pflaum and Mary A. Pflaum.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Ralph L. Darby; a daughter, Margaret L. French, Galena; a son, Ralph R. Darby, Dresher, Pa.; and three grandchildren..

Private funeral services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, Grady Memorial Hospital, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.

Arrangements were handled by Schoedinger North Chapel, Columbus.

Mary Darby
Mary E. Darby, 52, Delaware, died Sunday evening (July 15, 2001) at Kobacker House, Columbus.

She was born on March 2, 1949, in Yolynd, West Virginia, to Chester and Jennie (Standifur) Collins of Sunbury. Originally from the Sunbury area, she moved back to Delaware County 14 years ago from Mount Gilead.

Darby was a cosmetologist and operated the former Just-A-Mere Beauty Shop, Marengo. A member of First Alliance Church, Columbus, she was active in Urban Connections Ministry and enjoyed her grandchildren, flowers, gardening, camping, and fishing.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marcilla, and a brother, Samuel.

Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Lee Darby; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn and Michael Matthews of Marengo and Kelli and Richard Morris of Delaware; a step-son, Scot Darby of Powell; three grandchildren, Kirstin and Alex Matthews and Makenzie Morris; her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Patti Collins of Sunbury; and a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Sam Blevins of Delaware.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with a private family interment held in Cheshire Cemetery. Memorial services were held at First Alliance Church, 3750 West Henderson Road, Columbus, with Pastor David Noel officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Urban Connections, 447 Fairwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Richard E. Darst
Richard E. Darst, 88, died Saturday (Oct. 16, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

Mr. Darst was a resident of Sunbury Nursing Home and a former resident of Marion Square Senior Citizen Center. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served in Japan. He was retired from Timken Roller Bearing and attended Condit Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Ralph G. Fuller, Sunbury, Barbara "Bobby" and Donald Miller and Elizabeth "Tootie" and Richard Clipner, all of Grove City; two brothers, Robert Darst, Columbus, and Harry Darst, Buckeye Lake; one sister, Emma Bruce of Florida; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, Columbus. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Burial was in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury 43074.

Max Dart
Max Frederick Dart, 81, of Ashley, died unexpectedly Sunday evening (May 17, 1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1916 in Morrow County to Frederick Augustus Dart and Barbara Ellen (Renz) Dart.

Mr. Dart retired after 40 years as a machinist with H.P.M. Corp., Mount Gilead, and also was a farmer. He was a member of Ashley United Methodist Church, a charter and 70-year member of Ashley Grange, and a member of Ashley Farm Bureau Council.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Lois (Martin) Dart; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dixie of Ashley; a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Bruce Curran of Millersport; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Dart; a brother; and two half-sisters.

Funeral services were held at Ashley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Lou Gompf officiating. Interment was at Ashley Union Cemetery.

Arrangements were in care of Bennett-Brown Funeral Home, Ashley. Memorial contributions may be made to Ashley UMC, 214 E. High St., Ashley OH 43003.

Donald Daugherty
Donald David Daugherty Sr., 81, Sunbury, died Sunday (March 5, 2000) at his home.

He was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Wheelersburg, to the late John A. and Amanda B. (Sartin) Daugherty.

He moved to the Sunbury area in 1977 from Columbus. He was a retired decorator, painter and master wallpaperer with I.B. Painters and a member of Allied Trades Local No. 1275 of Columbus. He operated Daugherty Decorators with his brother, Elec.

He was a member of St. John Neumann Church and was a former member of the Shamrock Club. He sang with the "Ohio River Valley Boys" duo in the late 1940's. Don loved the outdoors, animals and birds, and he also enjoyed fishing and raising beagles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy (Heck); a daughter, Donna Jean Wolcoski, Whitehall; three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel D. and JoAnn Ryder Daugherty, Denver, Richard J. and Chong S. Choe Daugherty, Galena, and Donald D. and Virginia Trumbull Daugherty Jr., Westerville; two sisters Dorothy Lewis, Laurenceville, Ga., and Eula Porter, Tucson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence, John, Russell, Charles and Ellsworth "Elec;"and sisters, Thelma, Eleanore Thompson and Eloise Daugherty.

Calling hours were held with prayer services following at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church, Sunbury, with the Rev. David E. Gwinner officiating. Interment was at Kingwood Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Lung Association, 4627 Executive Drive, Columbus, 43220.

Evelyn C. Porter Davis
Evelyn C. Porter Davis, 87, of Marengo, died unexpectedly on Monday (June 22, 1998) at Morrow Manor, Chesterville.

She was boron on Jan. 4, 1911, in Saskatchiwan, Canada, to the late Ernest L. and Sarah E. (Ross) Joy. She was a graduate of Sparta High School Class of 1930. In 1974, she retired after working as a cook for Morrow County Hospital for 15 years. She was a member of the Morrow County Hospital Rainbow Twig and a 50-year member of Marengo United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 40 years, Lowell S. Porter, who died on March 7, 1974; her second husband of 15 years, W.G. Davis, who died in 1996; six brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis P. and Les Marcum of Marengo and Reata and Robert Jackson of Haverhill, Mass.; a son and daughter-in-law, Adrian J. and Ann Porter of Marengo; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wanda Robinson of Mt. Vernon.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo. Funeral services were at the Marengo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marengo United Methodist Church.

Irene P. Davis
Irene P. Davis, 90, Marengo, died Friday (Oct. 22, 1999) at Morrow County Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1904, in Centerburg to the late Robert and Daisy (Roy) Stopher.

She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in the Marengo area. Davis was a member of Marengo United Methodist Church and Marengo American Legion Post 710.

She is survived by a son, Donald R. Davis, Marengo; a brother, William Stopher, Centerburg; a sister, Alice Sherbourne, Sunbury; and a grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Theodore, Ralph and Thomas; and two sisters, Ina Frosh and Luella Bronson.

Memorial services will be held at the Marengo American Legion Post, 1549 County Road.

Arrangements were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.

Burns Edsel "Peanut" Day
Burns Edsel "Peanut" Day, 80, Santa Monica, California, died Saturday, April 21, 2001 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Sunbury on May 31, 1920 to the late Burnie and Hallie O. (Piper) Day.

Day, a resident of California for 55 years, was a retired aircraft mechanic for Boeing. He was a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F & AM.

He is survived by a son, Burns E. Day Jr; a daughter, Hallie M. Day; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Day was preceded in death by Louise, his loving wife of 51 years.

Visitation and Masonic Services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.Graveside services for Edsel and Louise followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.

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

Harold C. Day
Harold C. Day, 89, Centerburg, died Tuesday (December 25, 2001) at Heartland of Centerburg. He was a lifelong resident of the Centerburg area and a member and councilman of the Centerburg Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Beatrice M. Day.

Day is survived by his daughters, Aileen (Wayne) Johnston of Westerville and Ruth (Fred) Tucker of Liberty, Missouri; his son, Neil (Mary) Day of Blacklick; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; his sister, Pauline (Bernard) Cring of Milan; and his brother, Gerald (Betty) Day of Fresno, California.

Visitation was at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg. Services were held at the Centerburg Church of God with Pastor Jonathan Mitchell officiating.

Interment was in Eastview Cemetery.

Burt O. Debolt
Burt O. "Casey" Debolt, 87, Galena, died Tuesday (March 2, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 17, 1911, in Knox County to the late Hayes L. and Dicie (Lewis) Debolt.

A United States Army veteran of World War II, he received the European African Middle Eastern Service medal with five bronze service stars. He moved to Galena in 1919 from Columbus. He worked as a mechanic for the former Fort Hayes, Columbus. He retired in 1976 from the Ohio State Highway Garage, Delaware.

He was a member, former trustee and member of the choir at Galena United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the former Genoa Conservation Club, the 50/50 Club and J.O.Y. Seniors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Laurabelle (Rowland), whom he married on Dec. 24, 1954; one sister, Nellie Longshore, Gainsville, Ga.; nieces and nephews, David and Karen Debolt, Galena, Jane and Paul Jackson, Galena, and Norma and John Bowmar, Gainsville, Ga.; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Debolt on May 19, 1991; and an infant sister, DeEtta Debolt.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Interment followed in Galena Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 457.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galena UMC.

Lucille Deets
Lucille V. Deets, 76 of Sunbury and formerly of Byron, Ill., died Saturday (March 6, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1922 in Morrison, Ill. to the late Henry and Maude Sprankle. She moved to Sunbury in Sept. of 1998 after spending 30 years in Byron. She was a homemaker and had helped operate the family farm. She was a member of the Mt. Morris, Ill. Moose Lodge.

Survived by her husband of 53 years, Stanley Deets; two sons and daughter-in-law, David and Donna Deets of Sunbury and Lenny Deets of Hayward, Cal.; grandchildren Karmin and Kelsey Deets of Sunbury.

Preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Krien.

Visitation and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, with burial at the Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, Ill.

Stanley C. Deets
Stanley C. Deets, 79, Sunbury, formerly of Byron, Ill., died Friday (April 28, 2000) at the Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, Columbus.

He was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Carroll County, Ill., to the late Joseph B. and Lizzie (Cornelius) Deets. Mr. Deets lived in Byron, Ill., for 30 years before moving to Sunbury in 1998 to be near his son.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A lifelong farmer, he retired after 20 years from the Ogle County, Ill., Highway Department. He enjoyed camping, fishing and was a member of the Mount Morris, Ill., Moose Lodge.

He is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Donna Deets, Sunbury, and Lenny Deets, Hayward, Calif.; two brothers, Elmer and Merv Deets, Sterling, Ill.; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lucille V. (Sprankle) Deets, on March 6, 1999; an infant daughter; and one sister.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Ill. Arrangements are being handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Nancy Deinzer
Nancy K. (Van Schoyck) Deinzer, 54, of Columbus, died Friday (February 9, 2001) at her residence.

Born in Columbus to the late John Thomas "Tom" Van Schoyck and Ethel (Allen) Van Schoyck of Sunbury, she was employed at Rally's at Hudson and High Street for 11 years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Michael (Ginnie) of Columbus and James (Manon) of Johnstown; two sisters, Debra Jo (Fred) Gerber of Mount Vernon and Sharon Garner of Lewis Center; eight nieces and nephews, Angellyne (Matt) Manley, Christine Garner, Katelyn and Colton Gerber, Fallon Van Schoyck, Tera Hutson, Vickie Finley and Tom Van Schoyck; and special friend Ellen Geverts.

Visitation was held at the chapel of Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated with Father James Walter. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, and arrangements were in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

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

James Dell
James C. "Chris" Dell, 37, of Wilsonville, Ore., died Saturday (Jan. 23, 1999) at his home in Oregon.

Arrangements were with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

James A. Denton
James A. Denton, 69, died Thursday (April 9, 1998) at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was a former resident of Sunbury, Delaware, and Columbus.

Mr. Denton attended Sunbury schools and graduated from Delaware Willis High School in 1946. He was a United States Navy veteran.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Clara Denton; daughters Cindy Fulton-Tinawi and Linda Collins; former wife Martha Denton; grandchildren Brian and Andy Denton and Nathan Fulton; sisters Barbara L. Johnson of Sunbury and Charlotte M. Grace of Columbus; many cousins, including the Bruce and Judy Denton family of Galena and the Denny and Sara Morris family of Galena.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Corinthia Denton, and a brother, Robert Denton Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Barbara H. "Bobbi" Detrick
Barbara H. "Bobbi" Detrick, 88, of Prospect, formerly of Harlem Township, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 1998) at Marion Manor Nursing Home in Marion.

She was born on Sept 27, 1909, in Buffalo Gap, S.D. to the late Jack P. and Rose (Chatfield) Agler, the oldest of six children. She spent most of her life in Harlem Township, and graduated with the Harlem School class of 1927.

She was a retired clerk for the state of Ohio. She formerly attended New Hope United Methodist Church, and was a member of Prospect Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Detrick was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Albert, in 1978; by sisters Martha Edwards and Mary Spitzer; and by a brother, Hamer Agler.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, William and Patricia Agler of Prospect; a sister, Eula Gene Radekin of Placerville, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Agler of Galena; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, at the intersection of routes 3 and 61. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fancher Cemetery, Westerville, with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating.

Donald F. Dible
Donald F. Dible, 68, Sunbury, died Friday evening (June 1, 2001) as a result of an ultralite aircraft accident in Iowa.

He was born in Upper Sandusky on July 23, 1932 to the late Frederick C. and Marie (Miller) Dible. He was a retired electrician from Rockwell International and McDonald-Douglas (1994) and chairman of the Zoning Appeals Board for Porter Township. He still participated in farming with his sons.

Dible was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and an U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed flying, tinkering and helping people fix things.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Theresa A. (Brown) Dible whom he married January 24, 1959 in Lima; three sons, Joseph (Janice) of Croton, John (Karen) of Sunbury and Michael (Elizabeth) of Sunbury; three daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Stevens of Delaware, Jeanette (Pat) Temple of Cardington and Rose (Ken) Sherman of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Sue) of London and Allen (Dorothy) of Upper Sandusky; and three sisters, Mary Alice Niese of Miller City, Sharon (Don) Staib of McConnelsville and Barbara (Dodge) DeBolt of Cortez, Colorado.

Visitation and prayer service was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with celebrant Father James A. Walter officiating. Interment followed in the Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

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

Eula Dills
Eula Dills, 93 of Sunbury, died early Friday (Nov. 13, 1998) at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1905 in Johnson Co., Ky. to the late George and Amanda (Preston) Scarbury. The homemaker moved to Sunbury 36 years ago from Paintsville, Ky. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and cooking, and was a member of the Maize Road Baptist Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dills on Jan. 14, 1962, two brothers and one sister.

Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, George and Betty Dills of Galena, Johnny and Edna Dills of Columbus, Roger and Carolyn Dills of Sunbury; two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty and Louie Salyer of Sunbury, with who she resided, and Brenda Reed of Columbus; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with Pastor John Kerby officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, Oh., 43302.

Letty Dixon
Letty May Dixon, 74, Sunbury, died Sunday (March 11, 2001) at Morningview Care Center, Condit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Dixon, and a daughter, Shelly Carbajal.

Surviving are her children, Helen Axline of Newark, Virginia and Steve Littleton of Sunbury, Noni and Norman Black of Westerville, Nancy and Butch Vollmer of Michigan, Patty and Bob King of Delaware, Judy Carrel of Michigan, Trudy and Doug Blair of Delaware and Jean Dixon of Sunbury; 34 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Harry Rader officiating. Interment was in Eastlawn Cemetery.

Raymond Doane
Raymond K. Doane, 79, Sunbury, died Thursday (March 14, 2002) at Mount Carmel East.

He was born in Sunbury on October 21, 1922, to the late Jesse Sr. and Laura (Shannon) Doane. A lifelong area resident, he retired from Nestle Company after 30 years of service. A member of Genoa Baptist Church, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

He was a loving husband of 55 years and a devoted father and grandfather those surviving: his wife, Tina B. (Webb) Doane; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Phyllis and Darrel Adkins of Galena, Sharon Edwards of Powell, and Joyce and Phil Link of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Doane Jr. of Delaware; and two sisters, Ruth Hutchinson of Newark and Hazel Gray of Bolivar, Indiana.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Sullivan in 2001; a granddaughter, Amanda Adkins in 2000; two brothers, Richard Doane and Harold Doane; and a sister, Cleta McMannis.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with pastors Frank Carl and Wayne Boothe officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

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

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

Mildred I. Dorn
Mildred I. Dorn, 97, Delaware, died Wednesday (May 1, 2002) at the Cherith Nursing Home in Delaware.

She was a retired bookkeeper for the McVey Furniture Company.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husbands Clyde Bell and Arthur E. Dorn as well as by her former husband, Paul Gordon, and her son, Max Gordon.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Rose Gordon of Delaware; a step-daughter, Phyllis Jones-Braun of Dublin; a step-son, George Dorn of Vero Beach, Florida; a grandson, Dan (Jeannie) Gordon of West Liberty; great-granddaughters Amy and Ashley Gordon; step-grandchildren, Robert Griffin of Iowa, Kay Mills-Macknyk of Chicago, Heide Stover of Columbus, Philip Dorn of Cincinnati and Kristi Dorn-Wachtel and Lore Dorn-Cook of Worthington.

Mildred was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, 15370 Meredith State Road, Condit, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Reverend Bob Riggs officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held.

Arrangements are by the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell.

Robert Dotson
Robert E. Dotson Sr., 65, of Columbus and formerly of Lima, died at his home on Tuesday (June 20, 2000).

He was born on May 17, 1935, in Oakwood to the late Emery and Izella (Carder) Dotson. Robert moved to Columbus 15 years ago from Lima, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He operated The Wood Shop, retiring in 1997, and had also been employed at the Ford Motor Company, Lima.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Nona (Heil) Dotson; sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Gayle Dotson Jr. of Sunbury, Randy and Beth Dotson of Elizabeth, Colo., and Rick Dotson of Pataskala; 7 grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Jean Dotson of Waynesfield.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Cletus and Jerry, and his sister Margaret Wilson.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was at Trenton Cemetery.

Raymond Downey
Raymond Downey, age 71, of Beaver, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 14 at Riverside Hospital. He was the former owner of Downey Carpet Cleaning Company of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Velma L.; children Jane Markley of Sunbury, Ellen (Rick) Evans of Columbus, Carol (Carl) Johnson of Grove City and Lisa Downey (Ocie Jennings) of Columbus; six grandchildren and one one great-granddaughter; mother, Stacia Downey of Waverly, Ohio; brothers, James T (Aneta) Downey of Missouri and Robert Downey of Piketon, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Downey and brother Joseph Downey, Jr.

Visitation was at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Michael Parsley officiating. Graveside services and inturnment were at Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Ohio.

Betty Jane Drake
Betty Jane Drake, 78, Marengo, died unexpectedly Tuesday (Feb. 29, 2000).

She was born March 16, 1921, in Delaware County to the late Elzie L. and Leona (VanMeter) Davidson.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, William L. and Linda Drake, Mount Gilead, Elzie Drake, Marengo, and Robin Drake, Chesterville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Owens, Chesterville, Marcie and Trinkle Deel, Mount Gilead, and Marilyn and Mack Grass, Lovington, N.M.; one sister, Ilene Barcus, Delaware; one half-sister, Nora Foor, Delaware; one half-brother, Pete Price, Delaware; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Drake Sr. on Feb. 9, 1991; a son, David Drake Jr. on March 15, 1999; one brother; and a half-sister.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.

David Drake
David F. Drake Jr., 57 formerly of Marengo, died Monday evening (March 15, 1999) at the Heartland of Centerburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Columbus on April 2, 1941 to the late David F. Drake Sr. and Betty J. (Davidson) Drake of Marengo. He worked as a truck driver and was a lifelong area resident.

Survived by daughter Laurie Drake of Mt. Gilead; sons Paul, Jerry, Dough, Andy and Brian Drake all of Mt. Gilead; brothers William Drake of Mt. Gilead and Elzie and Rob Drake of Marengo; sisters Betty Owens of Chesterville, Marcie Deel of Mt. Gilead and Marilyn Grass of New Mexico.

Memorial services will be held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, State Route 229 in Marengo. Rev. Okie Evans officiating. Interment was in Marengo cemetery.

Sidney P. Dugas
Sidney P. Dugas, 78, Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon, (Sept. 18, 1999) at Kobacker House, Columbus.

He was born in Erath, La., on Nov. 6, 1920, to the late Oliver and Eve (Bodlin) Dugas.

A Sunbury resident for the past three years, he lived in Erath until he moved to Columbus in 1989. He was a retired, self-employed carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, American Legion Post 499, Galena Park, Texas, Derouen-Moss Post 279, Erath, and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Bessie Marie (Lewis) Dugas, in 1995; a son, Steve Dugas, on June 2, 1999; and a brother, Jack Dugas.

He is survived by a son and daugher-in-law, Leo and Jan Dugas, Sunbury; one granddaughter; two nephews; and one niece.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. James Walter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House.

Ethel H. Duncan
Ethel H. Duncan, 83, Sparta, died unexpectedly Thursday (January 27, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 29, 1916 to the late Clyde and Anna Pearl (Hovey) Hendrickson.

Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker and a resident of Sparta since 1954. She was a member of Mount Liberty Advocate Christian Church.

She loved her family and grandchildren, and was well known for her pies (especially cherry). She was also a sports enthusiast.

She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Linda, Mount Vernon, and Keith and Judy and Ernie and Diana, all Sparta; a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Howard Pontius, Sparta; three brothers Ralph Hendrickson, Crawfordsville, Ind., Russell Hendrickson, Centerburg, and Allen Hendrickson, Bandera, Texas; two sisters, Virgina Steele, Lolow, Minn., and Betty Matson, West Virginia; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren

In 1992, she was proceeded in death by her husband of 54 years, Otho Duncan. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Carl Hankins officiating. Interment followed in Bloomield Cemtery.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 11040 Delaware Road, Mount Vernon 43050.

John Dye
John E. Dye, 85, of Marengo, died Sunday morning (Sept. 17, 2000) at Marion General Hospital.

Born July 5, 1915, to the late Archie E. and Edna (Hinderlong) Dye, he was a farmer and an avid sheep raiser. He attended Alum Creek Friends Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Leona Curnutte.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Cring, whom he married in Centerburg on Aug. 17, 1939; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Garth Fishero of Westerville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, J. David and Judy Dye and Jim and Susie Dye, all of Cardington, and Paul Andrew Dye of Marengo; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Bob Hinderlong of Delaware.

Visitation was held at Gompf Funeral Home, Cardington. Funeral services were held at Alum Creek Friends Church with the Rev. Anthony Watson officiating. Burial was in Alum Creek Friends Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, Morrow County Camp, P.O. Box 204, Mt. Gilead 43338.


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