Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1996

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October 14 - 19, 1996

LEE W. HARDEN 
Lee W. Harden, 69, Logan, died Friday, Oct. 11 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus. 
Born Dec. 31, 1926, Hocking County, son of the late Carl C. and Cora Carpenter Harden, he was the widower of Norma L. Gleason Harden, who died Nov. 28, 1995. 
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a retired sheet metal workers from Columbus Heating and Ventilating. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are two son, Steven (Pamela) Harden of Logan and Tom (Brenda) Harden of Buchtel; four grandchildren; four brothers, Donald Harden of Apache Junction, Ariz., Robert Harden of Hernando, Fla., Gene Harden of Logan and Woodrow Harden of Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Orrie (Merlin) Cattran of Amanda and Mrs. Jerry (Bonnie) Clark of Union Furnace. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Grant and Porter Harden. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. James Mathias officiating. 
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

ROTHBE E. WALKER 
Rothbe E. Walker, 92, Logan, died Friday, Oct. 11 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born July 4, 1904, Logan, son of the late Sidney R. and Della Inez Mercer Walker, he was married for 71 years to Audrey A. Lake Walker, who survives. 
A woodworker, he was a 78-year member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. He was a former employee of Sunglow Furniture Factory and Coffman Stair Co., both of Logan. 
Also surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Terry (Michele) Bungard and Mrs. Guy (Malei) Stewart, both of Logan; four great-grandchildren, Mrs. Greg (Suzie) Helber of Logan, PFC B.J. (Rebekah) Bungard of Ft. Stewart, Ga. and Jan and Nick Stewart, both of Logan; and two great-great-grandchildren, Dylan and Rachel Helber, both of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jo-Ann Morgan; and a sister, Mary Loomis. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 66 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138 or Kline Memorial United Methodist Church, 28964 Enterprise-Iles Road, Logan, Ohio 43138. 

GRACE W. DUMM 
Grace West Dumm, 81, Laurelville, died Monday, Oct. 14 as a result of an automobile accident. 
Born Oct. 14, 1915, Hocking County, daughter of the late Darley and Lenore Pettit West, she was the widow of Winfred K. Dumm, who died in 1993. 
She was a business associate of Dumm's Variety Store in Laurelville for 46 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurelville, where she was a trustee. She was a member of Pickaway County Senior Citizens, Circle Court 57 Order of Amaranths Royal Association of Matron, DAR and Laurelville Senior Citizens. 
She served on the board of Rainbow Girls and was also a member of Round Town and Logan Elm Garden clubs. She was a past officer of Pickaway County Extension Club and past District Grand Deputy of OES 411 Pythian Sisters. 
Surviving are two son, James W. (Shirley) Dumm of Chillicothe and George Robert "Bob" (Debbie) Dumm of Laurelville; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Martha Jo) Temple of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren, George Nelson Dumm, Bobbie Jo Dumm, Elizah J. Dumm, Sara Jane Temple, Kathleen Temple, Steven Temple, Nicholas J. Dumm and Robert (Elizabeth) Grooms; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Emily Grooms; a brother, Robert E. (Jean) West of Laurelville; and a niece, Mrs. Ralph (Carol) Casto of Columbus. 
She was also preceded in death by a stepmother, Marjie D. West; and a brother, Richard West. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Laurelville, with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh and the Rev. Clinton Firstbrook officiating. 
Burial will be in Green Summit, Adelphi. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 8 Wednesday at the church. 
Memorial services will be conducted by the Pythian Sisters 7:30 today at the church. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Laurelville United Methodist Church. 
Arrangements are by Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home, Circleville. 

BONNIE J. KIBBEY 
Bonnie J. Kibbey, 43, Rockbridge, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 13 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Nov. 9, 1952, Ironton, daughter of the late Lon W. and Mary J. LeBrun Maddox Sr., she was married to Joseph "Joe" Kibbey, who survives. 
She was an assistant manager at Super America in Lancaster and a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church. 
Also surviving are five children, Joann Kibbey of Logan, Mrs. Johnathon (Stephanie) Lee of Pleasantville and Steve, Sue and Regina Kibbey; three grandchildren, Tiara, Tori and Kylin; two step grandchildren, Vivian and Julie; a brother, Gary Maddox of Ashland, Ky.; and four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Jackie) Shepherd of Wellston, Mrs. Larry (Mary) Smith of Rush, Ky., Mrs. Francis (Pamela) Castor of Catlettsburg, Ky. and Linda Remy of New Carlisle. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lon W. Maddox Jr. 
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
The Rev. Jack Williams will officiate. 
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to a charity of one's choice in lieu of flowers. 

October 21 - 26, 1996

JOSEPH H. EARNHART 
Joseph Howard Earnhart, 86, 755 E. Second St., Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 19 at his residence. 
Born July 16, 1910, Hocking County, son of the late Joseph Bundy and Cordella Blacksten Earnhart, he was married to M. Marie Breneman Earnhart, who survives. 
Throughout his life, he had mainly been a self-employed farmer. He formerly worked for eight years at Wheeling Steel in Steubenville. He was a former state highway superintendent for the Hocking County Highway Department. He was also a former Hocking County Commissioner from 1967-69. 
He was a member of Hocking Hills Church of Christ, Mingo Lodge 171 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple. He was a former member of Blue Lodge 527 in Adelphi. 
Also surviving are a son, Joseph Eugene Earnhart; a brother, Carl W. Earnhart of Steubenville; a sister, Lessel M. Shawhan of Logan; two stepdaughters, Carol Geiger of Atlanta, Ga. and Terri Woltz of Shawnee; several step grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Myrtle Reasoner Earnhart, who died in 1963, and a sister, Grace Case. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with Evangelist Joe C. Talley and the Rev. Lester L. Roth officiating. 
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today and 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Masonic services will be 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made in Mr. Earnhart's memory to a church or charity of one's choice.

PATRICK V. MORRISON 
Patrick V. Morrison, 55, Bloomingdale, Ga., formerly of Logan, died Friday, Oct. 18 at his residence. 
Born in Columbus, he was married to Ruth Louise Morrison, who survives. 
He was employed by Yemen -- Hunt Oil Company of Dallas, Texas as a maintenance supervisor specialist. 
Also surviving are four sons, Louie Finefrock of Oxford, N.C., Bernard and Frank Finefrock, both of Logan, and Nick Finefrock of Bloomingdale; three daughters, Beth Anderson and Laurie Musick, both of Huber, Utah, and Marie Bailey of Logan; five brothers, Paul W. Morrison of Anchorage, Alaska, David E. Morrison of Millington, Tenn., Danny E. Morrison of Columbus, Chuck F. Morrison of Savannah, Ga. and Donny G. Morrison of Circleville; two sisters, Virginia Abahazie of Orient and Vivian Croft of South Bloomingville; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Massey Chapel Funeral Home, Garden City. Ga.

JOHN D. JOY 
John D. Joy, 65, Springfield, died Sunday, Oct. 20 at Community Hospital, Springfield. 
Born Jan. 9, 1931, Logan, son of the late Henry and Margie Allen Joy, he was married for six years to Janet Y. Joy, who survives. 
He had been a chef for several off-shore oil companies. 
Also surviving are a son, Ricky (Eva) Joy of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Robyn) Hutchins of Mason; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mickey Joy of Cable and Robert Joy of Logan; five sisters, Doris Lyons and Tilly Elrod, both of Springfield, Shirley Powell of Urbana, Juanita Edwards of Middlefield and Patricia Sheets of Chardon; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by six brothers. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Homes North Limestone Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Timothy Dotson officiating. 
Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

ALBERT SMITH 
Albert "Shine" Smith, 90, formerly of Happy Hollow Road, Nelsonville, died Monday, Oct. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Jan. 6, 1906, son of the late David Smith and Dora Southerton Smith Wood, he was the widower of Letha L. Smith, who died Aug. 2, 1977. 
Graveside funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at West Union Street Cemetery, Athens. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

BELFORD D. SPERGIN 
Belford D. Spergin, 74, Congo, died Monday, Oct. 21 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville. 
Born Dec. 11, 1921, Congo, son of the late Anthony and Myrtle McCoy Spergin, he was married to Shirley Waddell Spergin, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, where he received the Purple Heart. He was retired from White Westinghouse in Columbus. 
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Babbs of Logan, Mrs. William (Beverly) Hooper of Duncan Falls, Mrs. Ron (Barbara) Merckle of Moxahala, Mrs. Larry (Thonia) Baker of Lancaster and Mrs. Robert (Lessia) Canter of Glouster; three sons, Bobby Lee and Gary Scott Spergin, both of Congo, and Belford (Susan) Spergin II of Glouster; a sister, Rose Marie Kessler of Elyria; two brothers, Everett Spergin of Elyria and Dallas Sparacino of Congo; a special friend, John Horn of Johnstown; an aunt, Edith Helkey of Pataskala; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Spergin; and a sister, Loria Balliett. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. 
Burial will be on the family farm. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

HAROLD W. STARNER 
Harold W. Starner, 80, resident of Arcadia Acres for the past two months, formerly of Logan, died Monday, Oct. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness. 
Born June 10, 1916, Good Hope Township, son of the late John C. and Inez Blum Starner, he was the widower of Eileen Mathias Starner, who died May 19, 1986. 
A 1934 Rockbridge High School graduate, he was a farmer all his life. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and a former employee of the former Godman Shoe Factory and Carborundum Grinding Wheel Company. 
Surviving are a son, Gary (Sandy) Starner of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Cheryl) Hilton of Reynoldsburg; six grandchildren, Bryan Starner, Lori Schrader and Cara Starner, all of Logan, Michael Starner of Delaware, Erin Hilton of Goldsboro, N.C. and Amanda Hilton of Oxford; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Starner, Stephen Starner and Clinton Schrader, all of Logan, and Rachel Starner of Delaware; and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Leota) White of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Melvin and Richard Starner; and two sisters, Dorothy Goldsberry and Doris June Starner. 
Funeral services will 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Revs. Clarence Thompson and J. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

ALBERT S. CHAPPELEAR 
Albert S. Chappelear, 76, New Straitsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at his residence. 
Born Aug. 29, 1920, Perry County, son of the late John W. and Caroline Leake Chappelear, he was married to Pearl Adams Chappelear of New Straitsville. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired carpenter for Local 200 in Columbus. He was a Coal Township Trustee in Perry County, and a member of New Straitsville Masonic Lodge and Murray City VFW. 
Also surviving are two sons, John W. Chappelear of New Straitsville and James Roach of St. Augustine, Fla.; two daughters, Christine Alfman of New Straitsville and Carol Marzano of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Robert Chappelear of Columbus. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Albert S. Chappelear; six sisters; and two brothers. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Praise and Worship Center with the Revs. Michael L. Martin and Joseph Blosser officiating. 
Interment will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by Combined Color Guard Unit. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 

HELEN J. HELBER 
Helen J. Helber, 90, formerly of 175 Midland Place, died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Props Retirement Home after an extended illness. 
Born March 24, 1906, daughter of the late George W. and Elizabeth Turner Burgess, she was the widow of Ralph C. Helber, who died in 1978. 
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star Venus Chapter 76. 
Surviving is one nephew, George D. Burgess of New Straitsville. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Letha M. Silcott, who died in 1984, and a brother, John O. Burgess, who died in 1964. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Price officiating. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Eastern Star services will be held 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 

MARY I. McFADDEN 
Mary Imojean McFadden, 79, Laurelville, died Tuesday, Oct. 22. 
Born Sept. 25, 1917, Brown County, she was the daughter of the late Laurence D. and Mary E. Bodnum Wilson. 
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Phills) Ross of Laurelville, Mrs. James (Beverly) Hughes of Dublin, Mrs. Sam (Linda) Fox of Circleville and Verna Herdman of Brewton, Ala.; a son, Michael (Charma) McFadden of Circleville; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Herbert Wilson of Georgetown. 
She was also preceded in death by her husband; three brothers; and three sisters. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Laurel Hills United Methodist Church. 
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Laurel Hills United Methodist Church. 

PATSY I. SPENCER 
Patsy I. Spencer, 57, New Straitsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born July 6, 1939, Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Freda Polk Bruce. 
A retired employee of Goodyear and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1044 Ladies Auxiliary of Murray City. 
Surviving are six daughters, Mary Spencer, Kimberly Spencer, Angela Morgan and Sharon Hutchison, all of New Straitsville, Brenda Bookman of Stockport and Martha Ponn of Murray City; a son, Joseph Spencer Jr. of New Straitsville; 15 grandchildren; six brothers, Herman Lanning, Benny Bruce, Carl Bruce and Roger Bruce, all of Buchtel, Sam Bruce of Hemlock and Richard Bruce of Jacksonville; and two sisters, Martha Martin of Buchtel and Barbara Conkey of Jacksonville. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Joe Spencer; and Joseph F. Spencer. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

CLARENCE SMITH SR. 
Clarence "Max" Smith Sr., 76, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 24 at Americare in New Lexington. 
Born Aug. 24, 1920, Nelsonville, son of the late Raymond and Fredia Patton Smith, he was married for 50 years to Garnet J. Young Smith, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home. 

LETHA WILSON 
Letha Wilson, 92, Lancaster, formerly of Nelsonville, died Friday, Oct. 25 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born March 26, 1904, daughter of the late William and Eva Maxwell Storer, she was the widow of Teal Wilson, who died April 9, 1972. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Wesleyan Church, Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Cogar officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

October 28 - November 2, 1996

THOMAS G. DEXTER 
Thomas G. Dexter, 83, Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 26 at his residence. 
Born Aug. 14, 1913, Athens County, he was the son of the late Gaston and Hanna Williams Dexter. 
He was a coal miner, truck driver and carpenter. 
Surviving are three sons, Darrel Dexter of Gnadenhutten, Wilbur Dexter of Logan and Elden "Toke" (Della) Dexter of New Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Cherokiee) Inman and Mrs. Kermit (Charlene) Berry, both of Logan; two stepdaughters, Christina Corbin of Salem, Ore. and Jerri Huff of Nelsonville; good friend and former wife, Thelma Dexter of New Plymouth; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Booney and Pleasant Dexter; and a sister, Esta Dexter. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Joe C. Talley officiating. 
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Hocking County. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

GLADYS V. GROFF 
Gladys V. Groff, 85, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 26 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. 
Born Sept. 22, 1911, daughter of the late Charles and Mary M. Frasure Derr, she was the widow of Joseph Groff. 
Surviving are a brother, Pearl Derr; and a sister, Mabel Fishbach. 
She was also preceded in death by a cousin, Rita Chapman. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. James Mathias officiating. 
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

MARGARET R. SHAW 
Margaret R. Shaw, Salem, Ore., formerly of Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 27 at her residence. 
Born Jan. 26, 1898, Clarksburg, W.Va., daughter of the late Howard J. and Eunice Anne Givens, she was the widow of Robert Shaw. 
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Brinegar of Laguna Vista, Texas, Marjorie Garman of Salem, Ore. and Betty L. Brown of Logan; a son, James L. (Ruth) Richards of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and 15 grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Richards; two sons, Earl Richards and Edward L. "Chick" Richards; a twin sister, Mary Graham; and two brothers, Benjamin and Charles Givens. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Salem, Ore. 

DELLA M. SANDERS 
Della M. Sanders, 92, Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born June 1, 1904, Newtown, daughter of the late James William and Katheryn Lanning Spencer, she was the widow of James R. Sanders, who died in 1967. 
A Practical Nurse, she worked at the former Cherrington Hospital in Logan and O'Bleness Hospital in Athens. She was a member of Daughters of America. 
Surviving are two grandsons, Jon Stephan (Shireen) Frecker of Dayton and Virgil (Tracy) Frecker of Kettering; two granddaughters, and a son-in-law, John H. Frecker of Kettering. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Josephine Frecker; two brothers, Walter and Harvey Spencer; and three sisters, Mary Spencer, Kathryn Currens and Emma Steel. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwin Pressler officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

EUGENE WOODROW CARPENTER 
Eugene Woodrow Carpenter, 79, of Vallejo, Calif. and formerly of Logan, died recently. 
Son of Vinton and Margaret Carpenter, he is survived by a son, Gary Carpenter, New Straitsville; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Rita) Anderson of Bassier City, La.; Mrs. Edward (Paula) Reid of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Hilda Hartman of Columbus 
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Harold, Olin ("Shine") and Oliver Carpenter. He was cremated. 

DONALD F. McCLASKEY 
Donald F. McClaskey, 63, Bremen, died Wednesday, Oct. 30 at his residence. 
He was a retired truck driver for Ryder Truck Lines and a member of the Teamsters Local No. 637. 
He is survived by his wife, Louella M. McClaskey; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Suzi McClaskey of Lancaster; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Bower of Bremen; four granddaughters, Amy Aneshansley of Columbus, and Michelle, Bethany, and Sara McClaskey, all of Lancaster; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Emi McClaskey of California; seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Joe Barnhart and Barb Stamper, all of Columbus, Molly and Doug Brusie of California, Rayetta Moore of Michigan, Minnie Davis of Louisiana, Thelma Hawthorne of Obetz, and Lydia Davis of New Washington; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Goldie McClaskey, and several brothers and sisters. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with Revs. Donald Cummans and Richard Smyers officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Fairfield County Lung Association, c/o the funeral home. 

HAROLD ROGER STROHMEYER 
Harold Roger Strohmeyer, 56, of Urbana, and formerly of Glouster, died Sunday, Oct. 27 at his residence. 
Son of Sarah Forrest Warehime Strohmeyer of Glouster and the late Harold Strohmeyer, he was born at Hollister. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, where services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 

DELBERT G. WILLIAMS 
Delbert Geno Williams, 62, Bremen, died Wednesday, Oct. 31 at his residence. 
Son of the late Homer E. and Inza Williams, he was married to Patricia M. Williams, who survives. 
He was retired from Midwest Fabricating in Amanda and also worked for Bremco Inc. for 25 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Berne and St. Paul's Dart Ball League. 
Also surviving are three sons, Randy (Kathy) Williams of Lancaster, Terry (Melissa) Williams of Rushville and Michael Williams of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Tammy) Leasure of Bremen; six grandchildren, Rhett and Charlie Williams of Lancaster, Shauna and Tiffany Williams of Rushville and Matt and Jameson Leasure of Bremen; a brother, George Williams of Lancaster; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Louise) Hicks of Columbus and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Knox of Lancaster; a mother-in-law, Oma Frasure of Logan; two sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Bonnie and Earl Blair of Logan and Bobbie Jane and Perry Shull of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jim Dorris. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Berne, with Pastor Carl Adler officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. 
The family suggests contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in his memory. 

WILLIAM W. SHOOK 
William W. "Bill" Shook, 73, Lancaster, died Friday, Nov. 1 at his residence. 
Son of the late William P. and Hazel D. Shook, he was married for 50 years to Bernice F. Shook, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Lancaster American Legion Post 11 and was affiliated with the Cedar Hill Church of God. He was a retired sales representative for Eco Water and a school bus driver for 24 years with the Lancaster School District. 
Also surviving are a daughter and her fiancee, LuAnne A. Shook and Michael Maher of Pickerington; two sons, William D. (Rebecca) Shook of Lancaster and California and Ronald R. (Cheryl) Shook of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Jason Shook of San Diego, Calif., Kelli Shook of Lancaster and Andria Shook and Lindsey Shook, both of California; a sister, Ivah DeBrie of Michigan; a brother, Homer Shook of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Faith Shilton; and a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry R. and Lucy A. Mann. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Tony Salvatori officiating. 
Burial will be in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster. 
Graveside services will be conducted by Lancaster Veterans Burial Detail. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Fairfield County Division of the American Heart Association or Hospice of Fairfield County.

November 4 - 9, 1996

MEL ADAMS 
Mel Adams, 68, Prospect, died Saturday, Nov. 2 at Marion Manor Nursing Home. 
Born March 11, 1928, Oak Hill, son of the late William and Marie Patterson Adams, he was married Dec. 24, 1948 in South Shore, Ky. to Faye Dalton Adams, who survives. 
A retired football coach and principal, he was head football coach at Logan High School during the late 50s and early 60s. He was a principal at Lima Shawnee and Elgin High School. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Marion. He was inducted into the High School Football Hall of Fame in 1982. 
Also surviving are a son, Stephen A. Adams of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lynn) Swaney of Prospect; two sisters, Kathryn Romano and Mildred Phillips, both of Columbus; nine grandchildren; and an aunt. 
Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, with the Rev. Jerry Lewis officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Alzheimers Day Care Center, 140 W. Center St., Marion, Ohio 43302. 

ROBERT A. CRAIG SR. 
Robert Allen Craig Sr., 72, Glouster, died Sunday, Nov. 3 at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus. 
Born May 30, 1924, Buchtel, he was the son of the late Cyrus and Ivy Bell Rutter Craig. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

HELEN G. JOHNSON 
Helen G. Johnson, 74, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 3 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Sept. 29, 1922, Vinton County, daughter of the late William and Bertha Cyrus Brandon, she was the widow of Lewis E. Johns, who died December of 1988. 
She was a Jehovah Witness. 
Surviving are three sons, Gary (Shirley) Johnson of Mt. Sterling, Steve (Jenny) Johnson of Seaman and John (Marilyn) Johnson of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Scott (Nancy) Picklesimer of Easley, S.C. and Betty Turner of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by one sister and seven brothers. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Billy Walters officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

JAMES A. SEALTS 
James A. Sealts, 59, Laurelville, died Friday, Nov. 1 at the V.A. Hospital, Cincinnati. 
Born Nov. 23, 1936, Lima, he was the son of the late John Manley and Mary Louth Sealts. 
A graduate of Central High School in Lima, he attended Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Red Men Lodge Wampus Tribe 81 in South Bloomingville and AMVETS in Logan. For several years, he made his home with Jr. and Rosella Schwalbaugh. 
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with the Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. 
Burial will be in Olive Cemetery, South Perry. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Redmen services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

WAYNE W. GOODLIVE 
Wayne W. Goodlive, 78, 119 Vine St., Bryan, died Monday, Nov. 4 at Community Hospital of Williams County, Bryan. 
Born Feb. 28, 1918, Logan, son of the late Thomas H. and Nancy Jane Mohler Goodlive, he was married April 23, 1941 to Kathryn M. Pierce, who survives. 
A World War II Army Air Force veteran, he retired from the Standard Oil Company, where he was in retail sales for 36 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of Bryan Rotary, past Governor and Pilgrim Degree Bryan Moose Lodge 1064, past presiden of Maumee Valley Moose Legion 30 and charter member of East Toledo and Northwest Ohio High 12 Clubs. 
He was also a member of American Legion Post 78 in Logan; Bryan Eagles Lodge 2233; Lotus Lodge 625 F&AM, Toledo Port Lawrence Chapter; Vistula Council; Utah Commandry; Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo; Zenobia Shrine; Northwest Ohio Shrine Club; and Honorary Legion of Honor Order of Demolay. 
Also surviving are two sons, Gary Lee (Ginny) Goodlive of Toledo and Wayne H. (Jean) Goodlive of Montpelier; a son-in-law, Terry (Sue) Jodry of Syracuse, Ind.; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Goodlive Jodry; and a stepgrandchild. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, with the Rev. Richard Buchsteiner officiating. 
Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Ney. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the Rice Funeral Home, Bryan. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Living with Cancer. 

DANIEL L. McKNIGHT 
Daniel L. McKnight, 90, formerly of Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 4 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born March 6, 1906, in the town of Monday, son of the late William and Elizabeth Erb McKnight, he was married to Mary Robinette McKnight, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he retired from the Sanbron Vending Company in Nelsonville after more than 30 years of service. 
Also surviving are four daughters, Janet Savage of Lancaster; Mrs. Jeff (Judy) Hermann of Kingwood, Texas, Mrs. Jeb (Brenda) Barron of Buchtel and Mrs. Dale (Sharon) Perry of Nelsonville; four sons, Ron (Joyce) McKnight of Lancaster, Jerry (Doris) McKnight of Union Furnace, Mike (Liz) McKnight of Lancaster and Steve McKnight of Nelsonville; and 12 grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lee, Raymond, Jack and Virgil McKnight; a stepbrother, Selby Murphy; a sister, Gyneth Jacobs; a half sister, Beulah Schenz; and an infant sister. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Kenneth Donley officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. 

JAMES H. KELCH 
James H. Kelch, 76, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Sept. 27, 1920, Logan, son of the late Albert R. and Clara M. Lindsey Kelch, he was married to Ruth Schrader Kelch, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was retired as co-owner of Kelch Brothers Drilling Co. and the Hocking County Highway Department. He was a former Logan City councilman. 
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mingo Lodge 171 F&AM, VFW and American Legion Post 78. 
Also surviving are a son, Michael W. Hartmann of Reynoldsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Trisket of Columbus and Mrs. Joe (Kathy) Freeman of Logan; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Professor Ray A. Kelch of San Francisco, Calif.; three nephews, David F. Kelch and Roy E. Kelch Jr., both of Logan, and James R. Kelch of El Paso, Texas; and a niece, Martha J. Malarkey of Columbus. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Ellinger and Roy E. Kelch Sr.; and a sister, Geraldine Canan. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dennis Fraley officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to American Heart Association, 802 W. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

CLYDE COFFMAN 
Clyde "Bill" Coffman, 64, Logan, formerly of Macedonia, died Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Columbus. 
Born in Dubois, Pa., son of Bessie Landreth of Cleveland, he was the widower of Noreen Feldmeyer Coffman. 
A Korean War Navy veteran, he had lived in Macedonia for 30 years before moving to Logan three years ago. He was retired from Zircoa Corp. for the past seven years. He was a member of Northfield VFW 6768, Logan AMVETS 1776 and Logan Moose 873. He was second vice in Logan AMVETS and a life member. 
Surviving are four sons, Larry V. (Louann) Coffman of Solon, James M. (Donna) Coffman and Steven P. (Pam) Coffman, both of Macedonia, and Ronald S. (Leah) Coffman of Maple Heights; seven grandchildren; and dear friend, Colleen Shipley of Logan. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson-Romito A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Northfield Center. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Visiting Nurses Association, 3950 Chester Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114. 

RITA A. EING 
Rita Ann Eing, 56, Glouster, died Thursday, Nov. 7 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus. 
Born Dec. 29, 1940, Glouster, daughter of the late Norman and Gladys Sikorski Richards, she was married to Donald J. Eing, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Trimble. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 Sunday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. They may also call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. 

AUDREY E. FETHEROLF 
Audrey Esther Fetherolf, 82, South Bloomingville, died Thursday, Nov. 7 at Crestview Manor, Lancaster. 
Born May 17, 1914, Hocking County, daughter of the late Abner and Maude Harden Swackhammer, she was the widow of Eldon Fetherolf. 
Surviving are four daughters, Marguerite Amerine and Edna Danner, both of Amanda, Linda Stewart of McConnelsville and Brenda Waits of Lancaster; three sons, Thomas Fetherolf of South Bloomingville, Richard Fetherolf of Laurelville and Ronald Fetherolf of Kingston; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgrandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Fetherolf. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Otterbein Church. 
Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association. 

MARJORIE J. HUNSAKER 
Marjorie Joann Hunsaker, 68, 606 Third St., Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Kobacker House, Riverside Hospice, Columbus, after a brief illness. 
Born Dec. 15, 1927, Falls Township, Hocking County, daughter of the late Josiah Pendelton and Icle M. Nixon Ball, she was married to Paul Lee Hunsaker, who survives. 
She was a retired clerk from Logan Income Tax Department and had worked as a volunteer for Hocking Valley Tourism Association. She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Terry (Vendora) Knight of Rumsey, Ky. and Michael (Holly) Mauger of Gahanna; two sons, Josiah P. (Joyce) Hunsaker of Logan and Jeffrey K. (Kathleen) Hunsaker of Columbus; a brother, Norman N. Ball of Unionville, Mich.; a sister, Leathia Singer of Columbus; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Roberts Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Kobacker Hospice House, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214. 

HERBERT E. FARMS 
Herbert E. Farms, 86, Middleport, formerly of York Township, Athens County, died Friday, Nov. 8 at Overbrook Center, Middleport. 
Born Oct. 12, 1910, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Andrew and Nora Belle Canter Farms. 
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Special military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

CHARLES F. HARPER 
Charles F. Harper, 86, Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Corning, died Thursday, Nov. 7 at Desota Manor Nursing Home, Arcadia, Fla. 
Born Aug. 8, 1910, Point Pleasant, W.Va., son of the late Lee and Debra Sniffin Harper, he was married to Sara Jones Hermey Harper, who survives. 
Mr. Harper will be cremated and his remains will be buried at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.


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