Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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January 20-25, 1997

GEORGE W. DUNCAN 
George W. Duncan, 78, Jacksonville, died Saturday, Jan. 18 at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home, Logan. 
Born Sept. 24, 1918, Athens County, son of the late Otto and Beatrice Smith Duncan, he was married to Violet Adams Duncan, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

JUNE STUMBO 
June Stumbo, 69, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Jan. 18 at her residence. 
Born May 31, 1927, Hocking County, daughter of the late Benjamin and Mercy Smith LaFollette, she was married to Dave Stumbo, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Nelsonville Wesleyan Church. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the Souers Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of Appalachia, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio, 45701. 

MARGARET BOWENS 
Margaret Bowens, 70, Nelsonville, died Monday, Jan. 20 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Sept. 2, 1926, Klarney, W. Va., daughter of the late Frederick H. and Blanche Young Wolfe, she was married to William J. Bowens, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nelsonville Wesleyan Church. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services at the church. 
The family suggests contributions be made to the Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, 677 Chestnut St., Nelsonville, Ohio, 45764. 

RAYMOND D. HUSTON 
Raymond D. Huston, 69, Murray City, died Monday, Jan. 20 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born July 3, 1927, California, Penn., son of the late Martin Jay and Anna C. Board Huston, he was married for 47 years to Marilyn M. Dupler Huston, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Conner Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Eagles memorial services will be 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

BENJAMIN F. ANNESHANSLEY 
Benjamin F. Anneshansley, 83, Logan, died Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Dec. 29, 1913, Rockbridge, son of the late Lewis F. and Amanda O. Campbell Anneshansley, he was the widower of Gladys Hartz Anneshansley. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Cardaras Funeral Home. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum, Logan. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

ADAM L. "PECK" NASH 
Adam L. "Peck" Nash, 89, Logan, died Monday, Jan. 20 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Aug. 20, 1907, Nelsonville, son of the late George W. and Myrta Smith Nash, he was married to Dorothy E. Collins Nash of Newark, who survives. 
He was a former owner/operator of the former Peck's Auto Body and Alignment Service in Logan from 1946 until his retirement. He formerly owned and operated a Packard Garage in Logan. 
Also surviving are a son, Jack Nash of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Jill) Vorhees of Rockbridge; a stepson, Brian (Jan) Ward of Newark; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Tom (Phyllis) Lawyer of Newark and Maggie Mulholland of California; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, George Nash; two sisters, Mildred Seeley and D. Pauline Summers; and one grandson. 
Private graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, with the Rev. Ray Price officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The family requests donations be made to the charity of one's choice. 
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 

FLORENCE O. NORTH 
Florence Opal North, 93, Newark, formerly of Logan, died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at LPN Health Care, Newark. 
Born July 6, 1903, Union Furnace, daughter of the late Otis Melvin and Christina Bickel Pence, she was the widow of Walter A. North, who died Oct. 24, 1973. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. 

GEORGE D. BILLINGS 
George D. Billings, 98, Logan, died Thursday, Jan. 23 at Anna's Retirement Center. 
Born May 10, 1898, Raleigh, N.C., son of the late William and Eleanor Coley Billings, he was the widower of Edna Inbody Billings. 
He was retired from the General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. 
Surviving are several nieces, including Wilma Wahl of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 

CLIFFORD DELORNE GREATHOUSE 
Clifford Delorne Greathouse, 90, Logan, died Thursday, Jan. 23 at his residence following a brief illness. 
Born Oct. 2, 1906, Pennsville, son of the late John and Lucinda Russell Greathouse, he was married to Mary Mandana Johnston Greathouse, who survives. 
He was retired from the drilling industry, where he worked numerous years as a district field superintendent for the former Wittmer Oil and Gas Corporation of Pittsburg, Penn. A member of the Church of Christ in Pennsville, he was also a member of the Webb Masonic Lodge 252 F and AM in Stockport. 
Also surviving are a son, John Johnston Greathouse of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Elizabeth) Pace of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Alice Jane Ellison of Logan; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur. 
No calling hours will be observed. 

ORLANDO L. PATTERSON 
Orlando L. Patterson, 71, Haydenville, died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at his residence after an 
extended illness. 
Born April 23, 1925, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., son of the late Jacob and Goldie Mae Jordan Patterson, he was married to Shirley Logan Patterson, who survives. 
He was retired from Wolsky Stair Company in Logan after 34 years 
of service. 
Also surviving are five sons, Raymond and Robert Patterson, both of the home, Ricky (Tina) Patterson and James Patterson and girlfriend Sue Stevens, both of Logan, and Roger Patterson and girlfriend Mary Anderson of Haydenville; three granddaughters; three grandsons; four step-grandsons; two brothers, Clarence (Virginia) Patterson of Henderson, W.Va. and Harley (Jean) Patterson of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Junior (Effie) Siders of Gallipolis, Mrs. George (Lou) Vaughn of Apple Grove, W.Va. and Kathleen Roush of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Patterson; four brothers, Byrd, Oshel, Arley and Joseph Patterson; and three sisters, Virginia Siders, Zoia Patterson and Ethel. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Wyoma Church, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., with the Rev. Ivan Pullin officiating. 
Burial will be in Henderson Hill Cemetery, Henderson, W.Va. 
Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of services today at the church. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, 

LOUISE BALLARD 
Louise Ballard, 68, Glouster, died Thursday, Jan. 23 at her residence. 
Born Jan. 31, 1928, Logan, W. Va., daughter of the late Oscar and Mollie Toler Williamson, she was married to Roy E. Ballard, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

January 27-31, 1997

AUDREY TROWBRIDGE 
Audrey Trowbridge, 70, Longstreth, died Sunday, Jan. 26 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Sept. 23, 1926, Hocking County, daughter of the late Carl and Ruby Pruden Harris, she was the widow of Edwin Trowbridge. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

BESSIE WHETSTONE 
Bessie Whetstone, 97, Jacksonville, died Sunday, Jan. 26 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains. 
Born Jan. 1, 1900, Wellston, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Corda Boring Whetstone. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

SHARON M. ARNETT 
Sharon M. Arnett, 49, Logan, died Monday, Jan. 27 at Fairfield Medical Center after an extended illness. 
Born March 9, 1947, Laurel Township, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Carl T. and Sybil E. Hayman Arnett. 
The director of patient services for Tri-County Mental Health Agency in Athens, she received her bachelor of science degree in social work and psychology from Ohio University and received her master's degree from The Ohio State University, where she graduated with honors. 
Surviving are a daughter, Sybil V. Arnett of Logan; two sons, David McManis of Logan and Clinton McManis of Florida; a sister, Melody F. Arnett of Logan; three brothers, David M. Arnett of Rockbridge, Joseph T. Arnett of Sugar Grove and Carl R. Arnett of Rockbridge; and three grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be held 8 p.m. Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Murphy officiating. 
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. 
Friends may call 6 p.m. Friday until the time of services at the funeral home. 

EDITH COCHRAN 
Edith Cochran, 88, McArthur, formerly of Chauncey, died Monday, Jan. 27 at Twin Maples Nursing Home, McArthur. 
Born March 26, 1908, Buchtel, daughter of the late William H. and Ada Bess Pierre, she was the widow of Robert Cochran, who died June 24, 1989. 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Nelsonville VFW Post 3467 or Auxiliary. 

DOROTHY K. MEACHAM 
Dorothy K. Meacham, Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Logan, died Sunday, Jan. 26. 
Born in Toronto, she was married to Marlin G. Meacham, who survives. 
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. today at Ewing Funeral Home, Venice, Fla. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Gulf Coast Chapel Church of God, 602 Albee Farm Road, Nokomis, Fla., 34275. 

GILBERT E. "GIBBIE" MITCHELL 
Gilbert E. "Gibbie" Mitchell, 55, Amesville, died Monday, Jan. 27 at his residence. 
Born Jan. 26, 1942, Murray City, son of the late Gilbert Sr. and Martha Campbell Mitchell, he was married to Susan Bachelder Mitchell, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. 

ALEXANDER STANLEY RUDZINSKI 
Alexander Stanley Rudzinski, 86, McMinnville, Tenn., formerly of Glouster, died Saturday, Jan. 25 in McMinnville. 
Born Feb. 27, 1910, Poland, son of the late Zygmund and Genevieve Karwowski Rudzinski, he was married to Anna Rudzinski, who survives. 
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Trimble. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 

ESTHER CROSSLEY 
Esther Crossley, 63, Pleasantville, formerly of Logan, died Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Heartland-Fairfield Nursing Center in Richland Township, Fairfield County, following an extended illness. 
Born Nov. 15, 1933, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Larabee and Opal Pennel. 
Surviving are four sons, Jack Crossley of Los Angeles, Calif.; Rock Crossley of Cincinnati; Shane Crossley of Clarksville, Tenn.; and Michael Crossley of Schweinfort, Germany; four daughters, Mrs. Doyle (Desiree) Evans, Michelle Ross and Tammy Crossley, all of Clarksville, Tenn., and Mrs. Richard (Charisse) Webb of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother, Delbert (Wilma Nadine) Larabee of Logan; four sisters, Mrs. Dennis (Garnet) Rader of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. William (Lorraine) Polizzi of Logan; Joyce Barker of Cleveland, and Gloria; an aunt, Jewel Smith of Logan; and five grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Crossley. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery. 
Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

MARTHA JANE NIHISER 
Martha Jane Nihiser, 74, Logan, died Monday, Jan. 27 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born June 23, 1922, Wellston, daughter of the late Walter A. and Estey Stella Zinn Hill, she was the widow of Harry Leroy Nihiser, who died in 1982. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

CHESTER E. PARKS 
Chester E. Parks, 83, Glouster, died Monday, Jan. 27 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Born Feb. 2, 1913, Glouster, son of the late Wade and Malvina Thorpe Parks, he was married to Sadie Williams Parks, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Glouster United Methodist Church. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, and one hour prior to services at the church. 

JAN E. TAYLOR 
Jan E. Taylor, 62, Chauncey, died Saturday, Jan. 25 in Zephyrhills, Fla. 
Born Feb. 23, 1934, Chauncey she was the daughter of Delores Canter Taylor of Chauncey and the late Everett Taylor. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

CORA M. GEIL 
Cora M. Geil, 98, Logan, died Thursday, Jan. 30 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born Jan. 24, 1899, Hocking County, daughter of the late John Wesley and Awilta Wolfe Hutchins, she was the widow of Charles Geil, who died in 1983. 
A retired teacher from the Hocking County School System (West Elementary), she was also the bookkeeper for 20 plus years for her late husband at the former Geil Motors in Logan. She was a 1918 graduate of Logan High School, an Ohio University graduate, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of Venus Chapter 76 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Hocking Grange. 
Surviving are a son, Dale (Helen) Shultz of The Plains; a daughter, Mariam Shriner of Logan; two step-daughters, Betty Engle and Mrs. Ray (Dorothy) Beougher, both of Logan; a sister, Eleanor Shepard of Logan; a sister-in-law, Loraine Hutchins of Logan; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Shultz, who died in 1931; a stepson, Eugene Geil; three brothers, Joe, Converse and Lewis Hutchins; and four sisters, Hazel Mentor, Mable Saunders, Alma Jones and Mary Hutchins. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. H. Douglas Shriner officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Eastern Star Memorial Services will be conducted by Venus Chapter 76 of the Order of the Eastern Star 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

JAMES R. "DUTCH" RICHARDS SR. 
James R. "Dutch" Richards Sr., 68, Logan, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. 
Born Feb. 25, 1928, Hocking County, son of the late James Herbert and Ethel L. Hamilton Richards, he was married to Patricia E. Mount Richards, who survives. They would have been married 49 years Feb. 7. 
An insurance agent for American General Life Insurance Company, he was a 1946 graduate of Logan High School and attended First Church Praise and Worship Center. He served in the Merchant Marines and, along with his wife, operated the former Alps Restaurant in Logan. He and his father operated a Mobil Service Station and Fruit Stand in Lancaster and operated various Shell Service Stations 
in Columbus. 
Also surviving are two sons, James R. "Jim Bob" (Kay) Richards Jr. and Ronald H. (Christine) Richards, all of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. James (Jo Ellen "Jody") Rowe of Logan; five sisters, Patricia Jo Quick of Pensacola, Fla., Mrs. Chuck (Sue) Floyd of Hilliard, Mrs. Henry (Peggy) Cook and Ruby Cook, both of Logan, and Juanita Ickes of Pickerington; a sister-in-law, Norma J. Richards of Bremen; mother-in-law Louise Mount of Logan; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kay Richards; two brothers, John and William Richards; and two sisters, Dorothy Mohler and Ruth Monroe. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at First Church Praise and Worship Center with the Revs. Michael Martin, Philmore Ashcraft and Henry Cook officiating. 
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. 

PATRICIA ANNE "PAT" SHEETS 
Patricia Anne "Pat" Sheets, 67, Lancaster, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
Born Feb. 14, 1929, Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Edward A and Annetta Preston Miles. A homemaker, she was a member of the VFW and Moose Auxiliary of Lancaster and 40 et 8, also of Lancaster. 
Surviving are two sons, Clark W. (Cathy) Sheets Jr. and David E. (Sherri) Sheets, all of Logan; three daughters, Mrs. Grayling (Judy L.) Gordon of Logan, Mrs. Russ (Carol A.) Barrett of Barnesville, and Sharon L. Sahyonne of Columbus; and eight grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Katharine V. Sheets, and a sister, Gladys Holmes. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Coll officiating. 
Burial will be Feb. 1 in Grandview Cemetery, Bremen. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.  

February 1-8, 1997

DOULL "BALL" COFFMAN 
Doull "Ball" Coffman, 69, Glouster, died Friday, Jan. 31 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens. 
Born June 20, 1927, Athens County, son of the late Arthur and Sarah Stires Coffman, he was married for 45 years to Glenna Buchman Coffman, who survives. 
Private funeral services will be Monday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, near Glouster. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit. 
No calling hours will be observed. 

VIRGIL D. BABBS 
Virgil D. Babbs, 88, New Straitsville, died Saturday, Feb. 1 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. 
Born Nov. 26, 1908, Salem Hollow, son of the late Dennis and Rose Lang Babbs, he was married for 62 years to Velma Smith Babbs, who survives. 
A lifelong farmer, he was also employed by Clay-Craft for 29 years. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Rosie) Spicer of Columbus; two sisters, Audrey Frickey of Cleveland and Mable Williams of Salem Hollow; nine grandchildren, Chuck and Kim Spicer of Canal Winchester, Ted and Bonnie Camp of Fort Myers, Fla., Kevin Camp of Columbus, Paula and Greg Monroe of Columbus, and Diana and Kevin Ackley of Worthington; and three great-grandchildren, Holly, Heather and Hannah Spicer. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Camp; two sisters, Ethel Babbs and Mary Bush; three brothers, Clifford, Russel and Carl Babbs; and a grandson, Tim Spicer. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Church, New Straitsville, with the Rev. Lee Tabor officiating. 
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and all day Tuesday at the Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee.

SKIP RIDENOUR 
Skip Ridenour, 86, The Plains, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 1 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. 
Born Nov. 3, 1910, Rockbridge, son of the late Boyd and Lilly Mae Jackson Ridenour, he was married for 43 years to Iva Hutchison Ridenour, who survives. 
He had been employed for 17 years by Ohio Fuel Gas, 30 years by Matthews Oil and Gas and Ridenour Oil and Gas prior to retirement. A 1928 graduate of Lancaster High School, he lived in the Athens area for 67 years. He formerly lived in the Rockbridge and Lancaster area and Sunnyside Drive and Lamar Drive in Athens. 
A member of the First United Methodist Church of Athens, he was active in the Athens Elk Lodge (BPOE 973) and was a past secretary and trustee. 
Also surviving are two sons, Ronald (Shirley) Ridenour of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. and Phillip (Vivian) Ridenour of Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Marjorie) Evans of Belpre; a stepson, John (Lynn) Adams of Seneca, S.C.; a sister, Ruth McLaughlin of Worthington; two brothers-in-laws, Robert (Peggy) Hutchison or Hobe Sound, Fla., and Wayne "Smokey" (Thelma) Hutchison of Johnstown; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ken (Marty) Woltz of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Casto Ridenour, who died in 1953, and a brother, Boyd Ridenour Jr. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens with his son, Pastor Phillip Ridenour, officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
The Athens Elks will conduct services at the funeral home Monday at 7 p.m. 

DONALD F. "ROBBIE" ROBSON JR. 
Donald F. "Robbie" Robson Jr., 46, Chauncey, died Thursday, Jan. 30 at Arthur James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. 
Born Jan. 2, 1951, Nelsonville, he was the son of Phyrne Gabriel Robson Kempton of Chauncey and the late Donald F. Robson Sr. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield, with the Rev. Father John Mucha officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

J. LEO SCHRADER 
J. Leo Schrader, 93, Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 31 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
He was the widower of Nellie Schrader. 
A member of St. Mary's Church, Elks Lodge 570, Eagles Lodge and life member Loyal Order of the Moose, all of Lancaster, he was the retired owner of Schrader's Barber Shop at Wheeling and Columbus Streets and had been a barber for 
72 years. 
He is survived by a son, Larry (Carolyn) Schrader of Lancaster, two stepdaughters, Jerry (Mildred) Harder of Plymouth, Mich., and Jim (Gertrude) Camechis of Rushville; two stepsons, Edward (Noni) Schweikert of Owosso, Mich., and Harold (Nellie) Schweikert of Lithopolis; several grandchildren, including Jacob, Lucas and Gabriel Schrader; and great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by his parents and several brothers 
and sisters. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheridan Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Tussing and Father Martin Weithman officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

LEONA MAE YOUNG 
Leona Mae Young, 89, Columbus, formerly of Hocking County, died Jan. 30, 1997 at the Forum Healthcare Center, Columbus, where she had been a resident since 1990. 
Born in rural Hocking County on a land-grant farm, daughter of the late George Andrew Jackson Anthony and Inez Rhoades Anthony, she was the widow of James Loris Young, who died May 22, 1974. 
She attended Aurora Elementary School, a traditional one-room school, Logan High School, and graduated from Bremen High School. 
Married Aug. 31, 1926, she spent most of her married life in Logan, where she was a member of the 
First United Methodist Episcopal Church and late St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Hocking Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Methodist Women's Circles, the Tuesday Book Club and served as a Cub Scout and Brownie leader. 
A hostess renowned for her hospitality, she entertained her seven brothers and sisters and their families and her husband's eight brothers and sisters and their families often. 
Leona and Jimmy Young made their home a warm haven for countless neighbors, personal and business friends, all of whom shared their unfailing encouragement, love and generosity of spirit. She will be remembered for her loving nature, joy in gardening and pleasure in watching birds that gathered at the feeders outside her window. 
She is survived by a sister, Maude Coupie of Columbus; two brothers, Clyde Anthony of Columbus and Albert Anthony of Michigan; a son, James (Marilyn) Young of Worthington; two daughters, Mrs. William (Nan Young) Murphy of Arcadia, Calif., and Mrs. Paul (Audrey Young) Thorburn of Zanesville; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Manson 
and Rebecca McVey; and three brothers, Herbert, Vernon and George Anthony. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, with the Rev. W. Edge Dixon officiating. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to the Heart Association of America. 

ALICE M. BEOUGHER 
Alice M. Beougher, 94, Westerville, died Sunday, Feb. 2 at Mann Nursing Home. 
She was the daughter of the late Erving and Rosa Featherolf Beougher. 
A graduate of Ohio University with her masters degree from Kent State University, she retired after 35 years as a public high school teacher at Bremen High School and Harvey High School in Painesville. After retirement she moved to Westerville and continued teaching business courses at Bliss College. 
A member of Church of the Messiah United Methodist, she was active in the Women's Association. She was a lifelong member of Evergreen Chapter of Eastern Star and Salt Creek Valley Grange. 
Surviving are a brother, C.E. "Clyde" (Crystal) Beougher of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Donna Beougher of Laurelville; two nephews, the Rev. Larry (Linda) Beougher of Philo and Dwight (Jane) Beougher of Westerville; several grand- and great-nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Judson Beougher. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, with the Rev. Eugene Griffith officiating. 
Friends may call noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Graveside services and burial will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi. 

ESTHER BROWN BRITT 
Esther Brown Britt, 92, Columbus, died Monday, Feb. 3 at Westminster-Thurber Community. 
Born Aug. 16, 1904, Hocking County, daughter of the late James E. and Nancy J. Mohler Brown, she was the widow of Basil W. Britt. 
A registered nurse at Doctors North Hospital for 22 years, she was a member of King Avenue United Methodist Church, where she belonged to Circle 5 of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Guild of Riverside Hospital and R.T. King Chapter 340 Order of the Eastern Star. 
Surviving are a brother, Harold C. Brown of Renfrew, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Nellie St. Clair, Ruth Leonard, Lucy Tucker, Dora Brown and Cora Hummel; and a brother, Dr. Glenn Brown. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Schoedinger State Street Chapel, 229 E. State Street, Columbus, with Grayson Atha officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to King Avenue United Methodist Church. 

ELPA M. JURGENSMIER McCLURE 
Elpa M. Jurgensmier McClure, 88, Columbus, formerly of Logan, died Saturday, Feb. 1. 
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Joanna Jurgensmier. 
Interment of ashes will be at Jerome Cemetery, Columbus, 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Msgr. Anthony Missimi officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Southwick-Good Funeral Chapel. 

ROBERT E. NEEL 
Robert E. Neel, 70, Murray City, died Tuesday, Feb. 4 at his residence. 
Born June 22, 1926, Coalgate, son of the late Frank and Ada Schooley Neel, he was married to Marian L. Birtcher Neel, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

MARGARET ONG 
Margaret Ong, 86, Nelsonville, died Monday, Feb. 3 at her residence. 
Born Jan. 12, 1911, Athens County, daughter of the late Clarence I. and Miriam B. Bridgewater Butts, she was the widow of Philip H. Ong. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Athens. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214, Attention: Athens County. 

EILEEN TURNER 
Eileen Turner, 78, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Aug. 4, 1918, Millfield, daughter of the late Herbert Wilson and Florence Kern Knight, she was the widow of Lester "Boots" Turner. 
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

MARK TISDALE WHYTE 
Mark Tisdale Whyte, 29, D'Iberville, Miss., died Sunday, Feb. 2 in D'Iberville, Miss. 
Born Jan. 1, 1968, Biloxi, Miss., he was the son of James H. and Francis A. Hill Whyte. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, D'Iberville, Miss. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Howard Avenue Chapel, Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home, Biloxi, Miss. 

WILLIAM E. ZIRKLES 
William E. Zirkles, 65, Laurelville, died Monday, Feb. 3 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
He was married to Nina Cretsinger Zirkles, who survives. 
Also surviving are a son, Willam E. Zirkles of Laurelville; a daughter, Victoria Sue Seymour of Kentucky; two sisters, Virginia McGlone and Mary Harrison, both of Columbus; and two grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 

HARRY E. DISBENNETT 
Harry E. Disbennett, 85, Rockbridge, died Thursday at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, following a brief illness. 
Born Aug. 1, 1911, Hocking County, son of the late Daniel Franklin and Jane Helber Disbennett, he was married to Bessie Mae Klinger Disbennett, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he worked in the timber industry as a sawmiller and logger for the Everett Sater Logging Operation, Rockbridge. He formerly worked for the Logan Clay Products Company and was a member of the Buckeye Sheriff's Association. 
Also surviving are a brother, Richard Disbennett of Logan; a sister, Monabelle Chute of Logan; special friends Jerry (Lenora) Pausch, Robert (Ann) Sauers, Paul (Joann) Sater and Shirley Sater; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Elwood Disbennett; and three sisters, Mrs. John (Mildred) Willison; Mrs. Ralph (Leota) Klinger and Mrs. George (Goldie) Tuthill. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor J. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home. 

ZOATH EMANUEL MOHLER 
Zoath Emanuel Mohler, 86, Logan, died Thursday at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born Dec. 5, 1910, Green Township, Hocking County, son of the late Homer Raymond and Rhoda Eggleston Mohler, he was the widower of Doris W. Reider Mohler, who died in 1972. 
A World War II Army Veteran, he was a self-employed farmer and also worked for Coffman Stair Company and National Supply Company, both of Logan. 
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Roy (Nellie) Deible of Logan; a brother, Pearl John Mohler of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Green Township, Hocking County. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations. 
Friends may call 9 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the funeral home. 

GUY ARLEDGE 
Guy Arledge, 70, South Bloomingville, died Friday, Feb. 7 at his residence. 
Born March 15, 1926, Vinton County, son of the late Wilber and Cora Arbaugh Arledge, he was the widower of Dorothy Walker Arledge, who died in 1990. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired truck driver and a member of Outreach Ministries. 
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Vicki) Hart of Laurelville, Cathy Williams of Columbus and Mrs. Jerry (Sherry) Williams of Laurelville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Retha Poling of Laurelville; a brother, James (Lucille) Arledge of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home with Dr. Doyne Wiggins officiating. 
Burial will be in Obetz Cemetery. 
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 Hocking County Hospice. 

RONALD R. RHEISCHELD 
Ronald R. Rheinscheld, 82, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Friday, Feb. 7 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. 
Born July 2, 1914, Hocking County, son of the late John and Frances G. Cooper Rheinscheld, he was married to Ada B. Wuertz Rheinscheld, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was retired from Keynes Brothers in Logan after 39 years. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Karen) McCandlish of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Abigale and Megan McCandlish, both of Lancaster; and two sisters, Vivian Lopez of Littleton, Colo. and Mrs. Harold (Nettie) Keller of St. Marys. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Ronald Rheinscheld; and two brothers, Lloyd and Merritt Rheinscheld. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Zingale officiating. 
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. 


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