Miscellaneous Delaware County, Ohio Obituaries


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Julius Ide
Julius Herman Ide, 87, of Galena, passed away early Sunday morning (Sept. 17, 2000) at Manor Care Health Center, Westerville.

Born in Sheboygan, Wis., on Dec. 28, 1912, to the late Gottfried and Carrie (Cortes) Ide, he moved to the Galena area from Rock Island, Ill., in 1949. A lifelong farmer, he also worked as a computer engineer for JI Case Company, Kline Manufacturing, and in the inventory department of General Electric in Columbus. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Charlotte Ruth (Young) and Gertrude P. (Wilson); a sister, Versula; and two brothers, Bill and Henry.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Janet L. and Walter Bahnsen of Port Clinton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stephan C. and Lois Ide of Lewis Center, Kurt W. and Beverly Ide and Calvin S. Ide, all of Galena; six grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Lois, Martin and Jane, and Paul and Clema; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Anson Hood and Elizabeth and Paul Schlotterbeck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, with the Rev. John Zimmerman officiating. Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Synder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in his name.

Stephen Innis
Stephen "Butch" Innis, 52, Centerburg, died Saturday (February 24, 2001) at his residence. 

He was born in Columbus to the late Randall Innis and Ann (Schrader) Innis, who survives in Columbus. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and a receiving clerk at Kroger Morse Road with 33 years of service. He enjoyed golf, NASCAR races and gardening, and was an Army veteran in the Vietnam War. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Michele "Shelly" (McElhinny), whom he married on July 7, 1984 in Westerville; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Bill McNerney of Columbus; his best friend, Allen Mann of Centerburg; his mother-in-law, Teresa McElhinny of Fairlawn; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. 

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where a prayer service was held. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Neumann Church with Father James Walter as celebrant. Interment, with military honors by the Delaware County Veterans Association, was in Resurrection Cemetery. 

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

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

Joy Irwin
Joy M. Irwin, 52, of Sunbury died suddenly Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital.

Born on Nov. 7, 1946, in Columbus to the late Richard Howard and Alma M. (Snelling) Howard of Rolla, Mo., she was the bureau chief and a writer for This Week in Big Walnut.

Surviving are her loving husband of 33 years, Billie K. Irwin; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric N. and Lisa Irwin of Delaware; a daughter, Alicia Irwin of the home; two grandchildren, Megan and Beckie; and a brother, Richard Howard of Ostrander.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where a memorial service followed.

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

Paul Jackson
Paul R. Jackson, 73, Galena, died Friday (April 23, 1999).

He was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Orange Township, Delaware County, to the late Carl R. and Hazel G. (Evans) Jackson. A U.S. Army veteran and former prisoner of war during World War II, Paul moved to the Galena area from Franklin County in 1955. He was a retired farmer and letter carrier. He was a member of Galena United Methodist Church, the Delaware County Farm Bureau, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, National Rifle Association and American Legion Jenkins Vaughn Post 97.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years, Jane Debolt Jackson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Debbie Jackson, Galena, and Jess and Jackie Jackson, San Diego; two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Dale Huffman, Delaware, and Gale and Kevin Koehler, Galena; six grandchildren, Cassie and Evan Jackson, Levi and Garrett Koehler and Jenny and Jessica Jackson; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Sellers, Westerville, Joann and Russ Shepard, Columbus, and Joyce and Ed Linnabary, Gahanna; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Lou Jackson, Tiffin; a brother-in-law and spouse, Dave and Karen Debolt, Galena; and several aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Visitation and funeral services was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in Galena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Galena United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 395, Galena 43021.

Ellen Jacobus
Ellen E. Jacobus, 85, Sunbury, died Saturday (Oct. 2, 1999) at Sunny Vee Nursing Home, Delaware.

She was born in Delaware County on Dec. 18, 1913, to the late Fred and Birtha (Gailey) Jacobus. She was a retired postal clerk with over 20 years of service with the Sunbury Post Office and a member of the Kingston Grange.

She is survived by a special lifelong friend, Bill Cleland of Sunbury.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held at Sunbury Memorial Park with the Rev. Gerald Davis officiating.

William Janes
William Robert Janes, 74, Piqua, died Thursday (July 22, 1999) at Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home.

He was born in Columbus on Feb. 6, 1925, to the late Clarence Lee and Stella Mae (Wurdack) Janes.

He was a 1942 graduate of Sunbury High School and was a United States Navy veteran having served in WWII. He was the first 17-year-old Ohio man inducted into the United States Naval Air Corps. He was an insurance professional working in the Dayton area for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Catherine Nouse, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1947; two sons, Robert Joseph Janes, Centerville, and Christopher Scott Janes, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and three granddaughters.

Funeral services were held at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Robert Janes officiating. Burial followed at Forest Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., 1900 Stanfield Place, P.O. Box 502, Troy 45373.


W. Gayle Jenkins
W. Gayle Jenkins, 78, Sunbury, died early Wednesday (Dec. 23, 1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

She was born March 14, 1920, in Nelsonville to the late Sherman and Blanche Brooks. She moved to Sunbury five years ago from Clintonville. A retired house mother from Scioto School for Girls, she also served as a leader trainer for the Seal of Ohio Girl Scout Council. Mrs. Jenkins enjoyed reading, needlework and civil war history.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ken Koehler, Sunbury; two grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Gale Koehler and Kelly and John Hale, all of Sunbury; five great-grandchildren, Levi, Garrett, Summer, Aaron and Cody; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Homer Eggers and Enid and Charles Dunlap, all of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Jenkins in 1986; and by a brother, Jim Brooks.

Funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. The Rev. Lloyd Huffer officiated. Committal services followed the funeral at Zanesville Memorial Park.

Robert Jenkins
Robert S. Jenkins, 61, Croton, died at his home Saturday (March 18, 2000) following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 17, 1938, in Duplin County, N.C., to the late Leslie and Sina (Lanier) Jenkins.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he moved from North Carolina in 1953, and came to the Sunbury area from Dayton in 1976. Before retiring, he held various positions, including quality control for PPG in Circleville. He was a member and elder of Condit Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Frances (Houston) Jenkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Stephen and Marsha Jenkins Jr., Westerville, and Scott Andrew and Lura Jenkins, Centerville; a daughter, Sheryl Lynn Jenkins, at home; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Billy and Glenda Jenkins, Wallace, N.C., Bernice and Ann Jenkins, Whiteville, N.C., and Jerry Jenkins of North Carolina; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley and Ralph Connor, Pearl and Troy Carter, and Ruby Rook, all of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Wilma L. Houston, Dayton; four grandchildren; and 28 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edmond and Raymond; and a sister, Georgia Kennedy.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Graveside services were held at Amos Lanier Cemetery, Duplin County, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015 or Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury 43074.

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Jennings
Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Jennings, 86 of Sunbury, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital.

She is formerly from Columbus, and she retired from the State of Ohio.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon Jennings Jr. of Sunbury; a grandson, John Jennings III; a step-grandchild, Rachel Leamon; a great-granddaughter, Hayden; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jennings Sr.; a sister, Thelma Piatt; and a brother, Ray Hines.

A graveside service and burial were held at Sunbury Memorial Park. Arrangements were handled by the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg.

Miriam P. Jenny
Miriam P. Jenny, 80, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 1999) at Lutheran Village of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jenny Sr.; and a son, Paul E. Jenny.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Eugene E. and Joanne Jenny Sunbury; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and the Rev. Kim Wenger, Worthington; four granddaughters and two grandsons-in-laws, Kriss and Kevin Case, Westerville, Heidi and Bryan Gillenwater, Whitehouse, and Katherine and Julianne Wenger Worthington; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Zoe Case and Adam and Nicholas Gillenwater; one sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Harold Fiechter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel with the Rev. Kim Wenger officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Rose of Concern, Lutheran Village of Columbus 935 Cassady Ave., Columbus 43219.

Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson, the recognizable voice of agriculture of Central Ohio, died at the age of 63 of an apparent heart attack last week (February 12, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Johnson was the founder of Agri Communications Inc. in 1972 and served as its president. Through his Agri-Broadcasting radio network, Johnson's unique drawl entered homes five days a week from a studio located in the basement of his family farm on Concord Road in southwest Delaware County.

A cattle and grain farmer, Johnson founded the highly-popular television show "Agri Country" which first aired in 1982 on several Ohio outlets. Through its popularity, the show is one of the longest locally-produced syndicated programs in Ohio.

Johnson's programming aired on outlets in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia.

He also published Ohio's Country Journal in addition to his broadcasting.

Johnson was raised on a 230-acre general livestock farm in Fairfield county southeast of Columbus. He held a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and agricultural education from the Ohio State University.

Johnson did his student teaching at Scioto Valley High School (now Buckeye Valley West Elementary) in Ostrander. He had been honored as the Ostrander Business Association Citizen of the Year and served as master of ceremonies for the village's annual Fourth of July parade. He was a lay leader and longtime Sunday School teacher at Bellpoint United Methodist Church.

He was a United States Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Solt); two children and spouses, Dr. Julie Johnson and John Lima and Bart and Sheryl Johnson; a foster child and spouse, Julie and Kevin Volbert; seven grandchildren, Adam, Eric and Nathan Johnson, Sarah and Elizabeth Lima, and Gage and Lauren Volbert; two brothers, J. Lyndon Johnson and Gary Johnson; a sister, Karen Johnson; other relatives; and many friends.

Visitation was held at Rutherford Funeral Home, Powell. Funeral services were held at Bellpoint UM Church with the Rev. Tim Reeves officiating, and interment was in Oller Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ed Johnson Scholarship Fund, College of Agriculture, Ohio State University; the Ohio 4-H Learning Center at Ohio State University; or Bellpoint United Methodist Church.

Talmadge Johnson
Talmadge H. Johnson, 86, Delaware, died Monday evening (March 25, 2002) at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on December 15, 1915, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, to the late Mason and Elizabeth Johnson. He was a tow operator for 25 years with Nestle Company, Sunbury. A Delaware resident since 1939, he attended the former Christian Faith Temple on Moore Street. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Elizabeth Phillips; five sisters; and a brother. 

Surviving are his wife of almost 18 years, Violet (Baker) Johnson; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jim Hodges of Johnson City, Texas; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 

Visitation was at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held with the Reverend Norman Rice officiating. Burial was in Greenmound Cemetery. 

Those unable to attend can log onto <www.BennettBrownRodman.com> and link onto the memorial and registry page.

Aaron Michael Johnston
Aaron Michael Johnston, 18, of Galena died on Sunday (Aug. 16, 1998) at Grant Medical Center.

He was a 1998 graduate of Northside Christian School and a landscaper.

Surviving are his father, Michael E. Johnston of Galena, and his mother, Cheryl (O'Neill) Ginn of Delaware; a half-sister, Stacey Vail of Delaware; two nephews, Brandon and Kyle; maternal grandparents, John and Roxie O'Neill of Delaware; paternal grandmother, Cora Pfister of Richwood; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald Johnston.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville. Funeral services were held at Genoa Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Carl officiating. Interment was in Cheshire Cemetery.

If they wish, friends can make memorial contributions in Aaron's memory to Northside Christian School, 2655 West Schrock Road, Westerville 43081.

Richard F. Jolly
Richard F. Jolly, 66, Morrow County Road 25, Cardington, died Tuesday, Dec. 26 at his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1934 in Mason County, West Virginia to Andrew and Virginia (Stewart) Jolly. His father is deceased, but his mother survives in Pataskala.

Jolly worked as a machinist at Ranco Controls for 34 years before his retirement. He attended Enterprise Baptist Church.

He married the former Lucy E. Hardy on March 8, 1974 in Pearisburg. Virginia. Other survivors include daughters Deborah Shonk of Ashley and Missy Gladden of Marion; step-daughters Sharon Edwards of Cardington and Diane Pallos of Millersport; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-laws John and Polly Mould of Lebanon, Ill., Marjorie and Dick Debolt of Pataskala, Alice and Dennis Long of Mount Vernon, Helen and Louie Noble of Mount Vernon, Christine Fannin of Whitehall, Mary and Dan Leigh of Dover; and brother and sister-in-law Orum and Marjorie Jolly of Columbus.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, one daughter Joanne Jolly and a step-son Alan E. Gallion.

Visitation was at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington where services were held. Burial was in Sunbury Memorial Park with the Reverend Craig Sparks officiating.

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

Arnetta J. Jones
Arnetta J. Jones, 48, Sunbury, died Tuesday (April 2, 2002) at her residence.

She was born in Delaware on May 4, 1953 to Harry and Mary (Duncan) Hubbard of Sunbury. Arnetta was a Customer Service Representative for the Anthem Life Insurance Company. She was a member of the Sunbury Nazarene Church.

Arnetta is survived by her husband of 30 years, Larry Jones, whom she married February 19, 1972, in Galena; by two daughters, Nicole (Lynn) Cummings of Columbus and Michelle Jones of Roundhead; a step-daughter, Melissa (Bret) Smith of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Gabriel Snyder, Chase Smith and William Smith; four brothers, Audry (Edna) Hubbard of Sunbury, Phillip (Anna) Hubbard of Sunbury, Carl (Lisa) Hubbard of Marion, and Thomas (Marla) Hubbard of Sunbury; two sisters, Alice (Leroy) Sheets of Galena and Tina (Doug) Stringer of Westerville; her mother-in-law, Virginia Jones of Delaware; a brother-in-law, Rick (Brenda) Jones of Center Village; three sisters-in-law, Bonita (Allen) Baldwin of Delaware, Lisa (Leon) Lawcock of Delaware and Sharon (Mac) Yarbrough of Washington; a former son-in-law, Rod Snyder of Delaware; and by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held in the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jack Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Galena Cemetery.

Arnetta would like to thank family and friends for all their support and help during this time.

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

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

David Jones
David R. Jones, Marengo, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Thursday (July 22, 1999) at his residence.

He was born March 1, 1921. in London, Ky., to James M. and Charlotta J. (Gabbert) Jones.

He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired electroplater for Shallmar of Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.

He is survived by daughters Diane McElhatten, Marengo, and Tina VadeBrake, Mount Vernon; a brother, Brock of Idaho; two sisters, Rose Mary and Ruth, both of Ohio; five children in Wisconsin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There were no services. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County.

Grace Jones
Grace N. Jones, 90, Delaware, died Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

She was a graduate of Ostrander High School and attended Bliss College and Ohio State University. Mrs. Jones farmed and was a switchboard operator at Grady. She was an active member of Stratford St. Paul's United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She was a long time Grady volunteer, putting in more than 3,000 hours of service. She was also involved in DAR and 4-H.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Barcus, Sunbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Roland and Patricia Jones, Waveland, Miss.; a brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Dorothy Newhouse, St. Claire Shore, Mich.; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Lewis King, Delaware; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Jane Newhouse, New Jersey, and Jan Braund, Wooster; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; and two brothers, Russell and Alfred Newhouse.

Calling hours and funeral services were at Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware. Burial was at Newhouse Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Stratford St. Paul's UMC. 1701 Columbus Pike, Delaware.

Madge V. Jones
Madge V. Jones, 93, of Sunbury, died Wednesday (March 4, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born Dec. 9, 1904 in Concord, Ohio, to the late Andrew Gilbert Collins and Elizabeth Beatrice (Rhys) Collins.

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Jack Esmail, of Wilmington, and Norma and Sam Starbuck of Whitefish Falls; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Marty Jones of Sunbury; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Frank Jones.

Private services were scheduled at the family's convenience. Arrangements were in care of Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Missions, Inc., 315 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Ruth Jones
Ruth G. Jones, 97, Sunbury, died Thursday (April 12, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born in Delaware County on March 18, 1904, to the late Eli and Estella (Pittman) Pittman. A graduate of Brown High School, Kilbourne, she was a member of Rural Chapel Methodist Church and loved to crochet afghans for her children and grandchildren and to play euchre.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold E. and Mildred of Monticello, Ky., and James W. Jones Jr. of Golden, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty G. and Ted Forman of Sunbury; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Jones Sr.; two brothers, Aaron and Paul Pittman; and a sister, Verena Stephenson.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services was held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Interment followed in Berkshire Cemetery.

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

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