Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1996

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August 26 - 31, 1996

CALVIN W. EDGELL 
Calvin W. Edgell, 69, Jobs-New Pittsburgh Road, Glouster, went to be with his Lord Sunday, Aug. 25 at his residence. 
Born June 7, 1927, Hocking County, son of the late Herbert N. and Blanche D. McDonald Edgell, he was married to Katie J. Wolfe Edgell, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Pittsburgh Hollow Community Church. 
Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.

RAY KECK 
Ray Keck, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 25 at Columbus Community Hospital. 
Son of the late Clinton and Anise Keck, he was married for nearly 60 years to his loving wife, Mary L. Keck, who survives. 
He was founder and owner for 50 years of Keck Building Maintenance. He was a member of Magnolia Lodge 20 F&AM, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Columbus and the Aladdin Temple. 
Also surviving are two sons, Edward (Lois) Keck and Larry (Charlotte) Keck; a son-in-law, Charles "Gene" Wiseman; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., with the Rev. Lyndell Durr officiating. 
Interment will be at Glen Rest Memorial Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

VIRGIL L. WOODSON 
Virgil L. Woodson, 58, Sugar Grove, died Sunday, Aug. 25 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness. 
Born July 29, 1938, Weston, W.Va., son of the late Virgil F. and Lola G. Wilson Woodson, he was the widower of Betty June Davis Woodson, who died July 19. 
A Rockbridge graduate, he served as an artillery Sergeant in the Army Reserve. He was involved in mud racing and built mud racing cars. He won several races. He formerly worked at Rockwell. He was an electrician and designed and built equipment at Stuck Molds T.F.S. where he retired after 30 years. 
Also surviving are a son, Brad Woodson of Sugar Grove; three brothers, Robert E. Woodson of Rochester, N.Y., Charles A. Woodson of Haydenville and William T. Woodson of Circleville; a sister, Mrs. Tommy (Shirley) Rollins of Union Furnace; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by two infant sons. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Diora J. Shahan officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

GEORGE A. BURGESS 
George Arthur Burgess, 103, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Pine Hills Continuing Care, Nelsonville. 
Born June 26, 1893, Buchtel, son of the late George and Minnie Radcliff Burgess, she was the widow of Harriett Pencile Burgess, who died May 27, 1981. 
Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by Combined Color Guard Unit. 
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

ANISE M. FINK 
Anise M. Fink, 87, Logan, died Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Jan. 17, 1909, Perry County, daughter of the late Peter A. and Gertrude J. Mahley Waldie, she was the widow of William C. Fink, who died June 3, 1973. 
She was a retired telephone operator for General Telephone. 
Surviving are a sister, Isabelle Matheny of New Straitsville; a special niece, Mrs. Larry (Pat) Walker of Logan; two sister-in-laws, Anna Marie Waldie of New Straitsville and Dee Waldie of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and William "Bill" Waldie; and a sister, Mary Margaret Lanning. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Father James A. Geiger officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. 

BETTY R. KUHN 
Betty R. Kuhn, 75, Logan, died Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus. 
Born May 24, 1921, Logan, daughter of the late Arthur Samuel and Mary Riggs, she was the widow of Luther Kuhn, who died Nov. 7, 1983. 
She was a former employee of The Logan Daily News and was former auditor for the city of Logan. She was a member of Scenic Hills Senior Citizens Club, where she was in the Ladies Lunch Group. She was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the LHS Class of 1939 lunch bunch. 
Surviving are a son, Arthur F. Kuhn of Ontario, Calif.; a daughter, Paula Brenick of Logan; eight grandchildren, Rochelle and Duane Hanson, Tiffanie Apolzon, Damon and Vikki Kuhn, Donovan and Catherine Kuhn, all of Logan, and Byron Kuhn of California; three great-grandchildren, Jenna Kuhn, Victoria Kuhn and Benjamin Kuhn, all of Logan; a sister, Rosemary Davis of Logan; and extended family members, Kelly Holcomb of Logan and Linda and Larry Mason of Lancaster. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Claude Riggs; and a sister, Dorothy Bittner. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dennis Daley officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. 

EMMA MILLER 
Emma Miller, 88, Louisville, Ky., formerly of the Athens are, died Aug. 21 at her residence. 
Born Oct. 9, 1907, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Reinberger Miller. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, Butchel. 
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the church. 
Christian wake services will be conducted 8:45 p.m. Friday at the church. 
Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

JERRY LEE EDMONDS 
Jerry Lee Edmonds, 45, Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 27 at his residence. 
Born in Florida, he was the son of Barbara Byrge of Hendersonville, N.C. and the late Leroy Edmonds, he was married to Shirley Ann Edmonds of The Plains, who survives. 
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Connett Cemetery, York Township. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

DELPHA I. KATZENBACH 
Delpha I. Katzenbach, 91, The Plains, died Thursday, Aug. 29 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Born Jan. 30, 1905, Murray City, daughter of the late John Marion and Eliza Ann Stanton Cline, she was the widow of Albert Raymond Katzenbach. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

HARLAN WHITING BAILEY 
Harlan Whiting Bailey, 79, 14955 Jack Run Road, Rockbridge, died Friday morning, Aug. 30, at the Veterans Medical Center, Chillicothe, after a brief illness. 
Born June 29, 1917, Glenville, W.Va., son of the late Harlon C. and Lillian W. Bailey, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Frances (Satterfield) Bailey, who died Jan. 27, 1996. He was a retired machinist, having worked for numerous years for the North American Rockwell Corporation in Columbus. He was a member of the South Perry United Methodist Church, South Perry, and a World War II Army veteran. 
He is survived by a son, Michael W. Bailey, Rockbridge; a daughter, Mrs. James (Sue) Jenkins, Rockbridge; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jeff (Jody) Canfield-Marshall, Rockbridge; two brothers, Jack Bailey, Lorain, and Alvin L. Bailey, Newark; three sisters, Mrs. Floy Smith, Elyria, Mrs. Harriett Hall, Elyria, and Mrs. Sonya Post, Bent Mountain, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. 
He is also preceded in death by his sister, Madeline Diehl. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Eric R. Dailey officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge, where graveside military services will be held by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County. 
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. 

OWEITA SUE LEHMAN 
Oweita Sue Lehman, 55, 1405 Myers Circle, West Point, Miss., formerly of 700 Mingo Terrace, Logan, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at Clay County Medical Center, West Point. 
Born Feb. 10, 1941, Gore, daughter of Dottie M. (Thompson) Tucker, Logan, and the late Jessie H. Tucker, she is survived by her husband, Richard H. Lehman, West Point. She worked for 15 years at Logan Insurance Agency Inc. 
She is also survived by a daughter, Kelly Sue Lehman, Logan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Doris M. and Virgil Baker, West Point, and Mrs. Donna A. and David Williamson, Logan; and a brother and sister-in-law, Frederick Paul and Millie Tucker, Logan. 
She is also preceded in death by her brother, George Lee Tucker. 
There will be no visitation observed at the Roberts Funeral Home. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Clarence M. Thompson officiating. 

September 2 - 7, 1996

JOSEPH E. HUMPHREY 
Joseph E. Humphrey, 71, Shawnee, died at 10 a.m. Monday at his residence. 
Born Oct. 30, 1924, Shawnee, son of the late William O. and Mary Jones Humphrey, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy. 
Owner and operator of the J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, he was a 1942 graduate of Shawnee High School. 
He was the Past Master and a 50 year member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge No. 526 F&AM, a member of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio New Lexington Chapter No. 149, Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio Hock-Hocking Council No. 39, Past Commander of the Logan Commandry No. 78 Knights Templer, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus Aladdin Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Columbus, the Hocking Hills Shriners Club Aladdin Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Order of the Eastern Star Bluebell Chapter No. 151 Shawnee, a life member of the Corning American Legion Post No. 327. 
He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the Ohio Defense Corps and was the Director of Emeritus of Peoples National Bank in New Lexington. 
He is survived by four sons, Joseph W. (Rhonda) Humphrey of Oakfield, Thomas D. (Luann) of Spring Valley, and Richard and Timothy of the home; 7 grandchildren; five cousins; and the Kiener family of Moxahala. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Shawnee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Titco and Elder Richard Harrop officiating. 
Burial will be at the Shawnee Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday at the funeral home where Masonic services will be held at 7:30 on Thursday. 

JENNIFER L. BAILEY 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today in the Cardaras Funeral Home for Jennifer Lynn Handa Bailey, 39. Jacksonville, who died Friday at her residence. 
Burial was at the East Branch Cemetery in Morgan County. 
Born Nov. 26, 1956, Trimble, she was the daughter of Evelyn Juanita Chappelear Handa Clark and the late James W. Handa. 

ELIZABETH B. BIRTCHER 
Elizabeth B. Birtcher, 89, Murray City, died Monday in her daughter's residence in Murray City. 
Born Nov. 16, 1906, Harvey, W. Va., daughter of the late Mike and Amella Peters Wonsch, she was married to Charles Frederick Birtcher, who preceded her in death. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Born Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be at the Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Nelsonville. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

ROBERT J. DUNN 
Robert Junior Dunn, 72, 36001 Water St., Union Furnace, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at his residence. 
Born Nov. 21, 1923, son of the late Joseph Ralph and Elizabeth Mae Darnell Dunn, he was married to Denise Marie "Jimmie" Powell Dunn, who survives. 
The World War II Navy veteran who served 18 months on the USS Dent was a retired employee of American Rockwell, Columbus, after 35 years of service. 
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid outdoorsman. 
He is also survived by one daughter, Cindy V. Lawson of Union Furnace; a son, Craig Dunn of Union Furnace; one grandson, Dennis E. (Kim) Lawson of Union Furnace; and one brother, Richard L. Dunn of Logan. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Edward Dunn, who died in 1977. 
Funeral services will be held a t 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Dixie Bauman officiating. 
Burial will be at the New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge where a military graveside service will be conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

IRENE E. LOVSEY 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today in the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, for Irene E. Lovsey, 74, Nelsonville, who died Saturday at her residence. 
Born May 8, 1922, Fairfield County, daughter of Margaret Lenart Hanning and the late Alfred Hanning, she was married to William Ellsworth "Frecks" Lovsey, who preceded her in death. 

LLOYD MACE 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, for Lloyd "Tucker" Mace, 78, Nelsonville, who died Friday at the Logan Health Care Center. 
Friends may call until the time of service today at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens. 
Born March 1, 1918, Carbondale, son of the late Elston Dick and Grace Six Mace, he was married to Pearl Stover Mace, who survives. 

LARRY E. MAY 
Larry E. May, 61, Lodi, formerly of Logan, died Saturday at his residence. 
Born Oct. 15, 1934, Athens County, son of the late Willard C. and Anne Evans May, he was married to Shirley Styers May, who survives. 
The U.S. Army veteran was employed at Lemco Consultants in Lodi and was formerly employed at Copes-Vulcan in Lake City, Pa. and Diamond Power in Lancaster. He was a member of the Delta Masonic Lodge No. 207 F&AM in McArthur, the Logan Moose Lodge No. 873, the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club. He was an avid horseman. 
He is also survived by two sons, Bob May of Logan and Rich (Janet) Hiles of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Mike (Rita) Sauers of Logan; a brother, Jack (Dawn) May of Logan; a sister, Mrs. Mason (Carol) Bownes of Logan; three grandchildren, Eddy and Julie Hiles and Grant Sauers; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob May. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Cardaras Funeral Home with the Rev. David Mingus officiated. 
Burial will be at Conner Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ohio Masonic Home, c/o Delta Lodge No. 207 F&AM in McArthur or to the Salvation Army. 

OPAL FERN THOMAS 
Opal Fern Thomas, 66, Logan, died Sunday in the Regency Manor Nursing Home, Columbus, following a brief illness. 
Born Dec. 11, 1928, in Hocking County, daughter of Hazel May Bainter Cox of Logan and the late Clarence Denver Cox, she was married to James Colby Thomas, who died Feb. 10, 1988. 
She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by a son, Robert J (Beverly) Bruce of Columbus; two daughters, Debra Graham of Jackson and Mrs. Chris (Libbie) Weaver of Williamsport; five brothers, Denver James Cox of Ocala, Fla., Johnnie Jacob (Frances) Cox of Rockbridge, Jerry (Bertha) Cox of Nelsonville, Dwain (Wanda) Cox of Johnstown and Rudolph (Sandy) Cox of Pleasantville; four sisters, Barbara Kemper of Rockbridge, Kathryn Wilson of Venice, Fla., Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Canter of Logan and Mrs. Leonard (Donna) Dickerson of Lancaster; 9 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon J. Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today and from 9 until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

BOBBY PEARL BURGESS 
Bobby Pearl Burgess, 65, died Monday, Sept. 2 at Mount Carmel Hospital East, Columbus. 
Born Feb. 16, 1931 Gore, son of the late Howard S. and Rhoda M. Conners Burgess, he was the widower of Miriam A. Burgess. 
The Navy veteran was a retired employee of Rockwell International and was a member of the U.A.W. Local 927. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #430 Bexley, was the Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. Lodge #37 and the Worthington B.P.O.E. Lodge #2700. 
Surviving are his children, Mrs. Ivan (Diana Sue) Hart of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Tom (Leisa) Randall of Nobleville, Ind., Clifford Pearl (Brenda) Burgess and Patrick Earl (Donna) Burgess, both of Junction City, and Mrs. Matthew (Denise) Clark of Gahanna; stepchildren, Mrs. Robert (Lynn) Thurman and Ray (Debra) Rennard, both of Gahanna, and Greg (Carol) Browning and Brian (Katie) Rennard, both of Columbus; two brothers, Dallas Burgess of Baldwin Park, Calif. and Danny Joe Burgess of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Bernard (Delores) Cook of Logan; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Billy Earl Burgess. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Schoedinger-Margarum Chapel, 335 W. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, with the Rev. Newell Smith officiating. 
Burial will be at Gnadenhutten-Clay Union Cemetery where graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home where a B.P.O.E. service will be held at 8 p.m. 

JEWELL F. ANTHONY 
Jewell Faye Anthony, 86, Chillicothe, died Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Heartland of Chillicothe. 
Born Aug. 10, 1910, Union Furnace, daughter of the late James Irl and Mary Elizabeth Hull Loomis, she was widow of Karl L. Anthony, who died in 1971. The couple were married in 1929. 
Surviving are a son, Jack (Rose) Anthony of Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Steven (Vicki) Anthony and Jeffrey (Vicki) Anthony, both of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Steve (Staci) Siddall of Louisville, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren, Wes Beaver, Rebecca, Hannah, Jack and Katie Anthony and Jacob, Niklaus and Samantha Siddall; and two brothers, Earl and Carl Loomis, both of Union Furnace. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Barbara Wood Salyers officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. 

JOHN C. GOSS 
John C. Goss, 55, Logan, died Thursday, Sept. 5 at University Hospital, Columbus. 
Born July 5, 1941, Logan, son of Eileen Ervin Catena of Columbus and the late Homer H. Goss, he was married to Diane Fisher Goss, who survives. 
He was employed at Goodyear in Logan and was formerly employed at Bordon Co. in Columbus and Anchor Hocking in Lancaster. He was a member of New Straitsville Masonic Lodge and Logan Moose Lodge. 
Also surviving are three sons, Johnnie Goss, Chris (Carol) Goss and Shane Goss, all of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Greg (Tammy) Holcomb and Mrs. Chris (Dianna) Roach, both of Logan; nine grandchildren; a brother, Gabriel Catena of Columbus; a sister, Judy Six of Logan; and a special uncle, Richard Goss of Logan. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Harold Kellenbarger and Gerold Allman officiating. 
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home. 
Masonic services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

HUGH E. JAMES 
Hugh E. "Hoss" James, 72, New Straitsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Nov. 25, 1923, Moxahala, son of the late Hugh and Effie Smathers James, he was married to Virginia B. Roederer James, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

LARRY E. MAY 
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, for Larry E. May, 61, Lodi, formerly of Logan, who died Saturday. 
The Rev. David Mingus officiated. 
Piano music was by Jewell Cavinee. 
Interment was in Conner Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Casketbearers were Rich Hiles, Ray Ogg, Larry Blair and Mitch, Mark and Mason Bownes. 

WILLIAM A. MILSTED 
William A. Milsted, 77, Logan, who died Thursday, Sept. 5 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Dec. 2, 1918, Vinton County, son of the late Jacob and Mary Ann Marcum Milsted, he was the widower of Jane Earline Kern Milsted. 
He retired from Brooks Shoe Co. in Nelsonville and formerly worked at NATCO in Haydenville. 
Surviving are a son, David A. (Kelley) Milsted of New Plymouth; four daughters, Mrs. Pete (Norma Jean) Crane of Logan, Mary Ann Johnson, Roberta Chilcote and Mrs. Alan (Suzy) Cook, all of Carbon Hill; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Helen Nichols of Pleasantville, Ethel Hammond of Logan, Margaret Rose of Lancaster and Hazel Ritchie of Neff. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, William E. Milsted Sr.; and a sister, Nellie Boals. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor Mary Konopka officiating. 
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

DENVER A. SMATHERS 
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home for Denver A. Smathers, 48, Logan, who died Aug. 30 in Hocking County as a result of an auto accident. 
The Rev. Dave Taylor officiated. 
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Casketbearers were Bill Nye, George Vasko, Luther Christman, Scott Kasler, Rusty Kuehn, Jim Wallace and Kenneth Smith. 
John Edward Strait, 84, 664 Summit Drive, Logan, died Friday, Sept. 6, in the Logan Health Care Center after an extended illness. 
Born Dec. 29, 1911, Lancaster, son of the late Charles and Rose (Denton) Strait, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, June Elizabeth (Hermann) Strait. They were married June 27, 1937. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in both the European and Pacific theaters. He was a retired retail merchant, having owned and operated for 40 years, along with his brother-in-law, Don Hermann, the former Hermann and Strait Firestone stores in both Logan and Jackson. 
He is also survived by a son, Dr. J. Lynn Strait of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a sister, Myrtle Hampshire of Tucson, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Julie Brown, J. Lynn Strait II and Jennie Strait, all of Santa Barbara. 
He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ellen Poston, who died March 17, 1985; a brother, William Strait; five sisters, Helen Lunzer, Rose Mertz, Loraine Rempe, Mabel Crist and Ruth Strait. 
There will be no visitation observed at the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, and the funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge. 
The family suggests contributions be made in memory of Mr. Strait to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 919 N. Michigan, Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill., 60611. 

HUGH E. JAMES 
Hugh E. James, 72, New Straitsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Nov. 25, 1923, Moxahala, son of the late Hugh and Effie Smathers James, he was married to Virginia B. Roederer James, who survives. 
He was a former coal miner and brick factory employee. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Georgia) Flowers of Rockbridge and Mrs. Tim (Rita) Perry of New Straitsville; a foster daughter, Mrs. Ed (Ginger) Perry of New Straitsville; a brother, Paul James of New Lexington; and a sister, Mary Slatzer of Shawnee; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse and Robert James; and two sisters, Marcella Simpson and Alice Duncan. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 

ETHEL B. LOWERY 
Ethel Blanche Lowery, 71, Glouster, died Thursday, Sept. 5 at her daughter's residence. 
Born July 26, 1925, Athens County, daughter of the late Marion Eugene and Viola Smith Zarley, she was the widow of Lorenzo Don Lowery Sr. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. 

September 9 - 14, 1996

KEETA F. BARNHART 
Keeta F. Barnhart, 48, Murray City, died Sunday, Sept. 8 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Dec. 26, 1947, Murray City, daughter of the late David and Rosa Lanning Koon, she was married to Max Barnhart, who survives. 
A Buchtel-York High School graduate, she worked for 13 years at Rocky Boos Co. in Nelsonville. She attended Wesleyan Church in Nelsonville and was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 2070 and Ladies Elks 509, both of New Lexington. 
Also surviving are a son, Ronnie (Wendy) Wend of Nelsonville; a daughter, Mrs. Aaron (Melonie) Fiske of Logan; a brother, Robert (Sharon) Koon of Murray City, and a grandson, Ryon D. Fiske of Logan. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
Memorial services will be conducted by Ladies Eagles Auxiliary 2070 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

MARIE E. KEMPER 
Marie Elizabeth Kemper, 99, 300 Arlington Ave., Logan, died Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, after an extended illness. 
Born March 29, 1897, Pomeroy, daughter of the late John and Anna Steiber Lynch, she was the widow of Edward McKinley Kemper, who died Nov. 4, 1959. 
She had worked as a retail clerk for both Carpenter and Saving Hardware stores in Logan. She was first honor student in Logan High School's Class of 1915. She had formerly taught at Gore Elementary School and was a member of St. John Catholic Church and St. Mary Ladies Auxiliary 115. 
Surviving are son, John E. "Jack" Kemper of Logan; two daughters, Lillian C. Thrush of Satellite Beach, Fla. and Catherine E. Plumly of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Kemper, who died in 1926; a brother, Ed Lynch; and a sister, Bertha Jenkins. 
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home. 
Rosary services will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

CLARA F. ROOKER 
Clara Faye Rooker, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 12 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Feb. 3, 1923, Hocking County, daughter of the late John and Martha McClannahan Primmer, she was the widow of Ervin David Rooker. 
She was retired from Goodyear and was a member of Union Church, near Rockbridge. 
Surviving are eight sons, David (Judy) Rooker of Carroll, John (Martha) Rooker and Newton (Carmen) Rooker, both of Logan, Richard (Mabel) Rooker and Thomas Rooker, both of Rockbridge, Robert Rooker of Canal Winchester and Ray (Robin) Rooker and Dean (Judy) Rooker, both of South Bloomingville; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Milby of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Joel Seymour officiating. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to American Heart Association. 

JOSEPH D. GRUISINGER 
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, for Joseph D. Gruisinger, 54, New Straitsville, who died Monday at his residence. 
The Rev. David Edgell officiated. 
Burial was in New Straitsville Cemetery, New Straitsville. 
Music was by the Rev. David Edgell, Bill Klingenberg and The Murphy Family. 
Casketbearers were Buck Gruisinger, Denver Gruisinger, Jack McCafferty, Jim Gruisinger, John Cox and Gary Carney. 
Military graveside services were conducted by the Combined Veterans Organization of Hocking County. 

RAYMOND W. WARREN 
Raymond William Warren, 75, Logan, died Friday, Sept. 13 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born May 28, 1921, Hocks Stations, son of the late Reed and Edna Freeman Warren, he was married to Erma Roach Warren, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired kiln foreman from Logan Clay Products. He attended the Logan Holiness Mission and was a member of Mingo Lodge 171 F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda J. Warren of Logan and Paulene O. Campbell of Canada; one grandchild; a brother, Donald Warren of Michigan; and two sisters, Anna Belle Green of Logan and Mary Jane Ketelle of Nelsonville. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Warren. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Steve Heskett officiating. 
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.


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