Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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May 19-24, 1997

JOHN W. SHEATZLEY 
John W. Sheatzley, 82, Logan, died Saturday, May 17 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born Oct. 25, 1914, Chicago, Ill., son of the late Webster and Daisy Slagle Sheatzley, he was married to Marion Edith Alexander Sheatzley, who survives. 
He was a retired school supplies warehouse manager for the Royal Oak, Mich., Public School System. 
Also surviving are two sons, John R. (Melinda) Sheatzley of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Kenneth D. (Diane) Sheatzley of Warren, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. William O. (Kathryn E.) Bales of Logan; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be held 2:30 p.m. June 8 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. William Pursley officiating. 
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 375 E. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Roberts Funeral Home. 

FLORENCE E. BARSTOW 
Florence E. Barstow, 74, New Straitsville, died Monday, May 19 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness. 
Born Nov. 10, 1922, Shawnee, daughter of the late Walter Coen and Julia Helen Elmore Seckman, she was the widow of Oran Wesley Barstow, who died in 1956. 
She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a son, Steven W. (Christy) Barstow of Nelsonville; a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Ursula) MacKeller of Ashland; special friend Charles Self of New Straitsville; and two grandsons, Andy and Alex Barstow of Nelsonville. 
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Opal Doak, Thelma Seckman and Pauline Powers, and two brothers, Willard and Bill Seckman. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce C. Livingstone officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

CHARLES N. GILKEY SR. 
Charles N. Gilkey SR., 56, Glouster, died Monday, May 19 at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. 
Born Sept. 11, 1940, Athens County, son of the late Charles Roscoe and Lydia Mae Nelson Gilkey, he was married to Andrea Pallo Gilkey, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. at 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

LEONA M. GILLOGLY 
Leona M. Gillogly, 80, Greenville, formerly of Logan, died Sunday, May 18 at Wayne Hospital Emergency Room, Greenville. 
Born March 15, 1917, Freeport, daughter of the late Charles and Odessa Baker Rowland, she was married March 5, 1938 to to Wallace Gillogly, who survives. 
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. 
The body will be donated to Wright State Medical School at her request. 
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to either the Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association. 

JANICE LINSCOTT 
Janice Linscott, 51, Columbus, formerly of Jacksonville, died Monday, May 19 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. 
Born May 21, 1945, Athens County, she was the daughter of William and Mary McClelland Tolliver of Jacksonville. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

EILEEN MOSSBURGER 
Eileen Mossburger, 72, Nelsonville, died Sunday, May 18 in Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Nov. 7, 1924, Nelsonville, she was daughter of the late Daniel and Sinie Love Pancake. 
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 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

LILLIAN MARIE PITTMAN 
Lillian Marie Pittman, 82, Logan, died Monday, May 19 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Jan. 29, 1915, Athens County, daughter of the late Earl and Josephine Levering White, she was the widow of Lloyd Pittman, who died Dec. 18, 1971. 
A homemaker, she was a retired cook at East Elementary after 17 years of service and a member of the Marion Grange. 
Surviving are a son, Earl W. (Loretta) Pittman of Heath; a daughter, Kathryn J. Carpenter of Logan; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; a daughter-in-law, Judy Helle of Logan; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Martin of Logan and Ruby Myers of Arizona. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Pittman; a grandson, Douglas Pittman; three half-brothers, Reno and Earl White and Wilbur Levering; a sister, Lucille Pittman; and a half-sister, Ida Long. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Myers officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

NATHAN H. GRUBBS 
Nathan H. Grubbs, 83, Glouster, died Tuesday, May 20 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Dec. 19, 1913, Athens County, he was the son of the late Herbert R. and Lula J. Kasler Grubbs 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

LILLIAN MARIE PITTMAN 
Lillian Marie Pittman, 82, Logan, died Monday, May 19 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Jan. 29, 1915, Athens County, daughter of the late Earl and Josephine Levering White, she was the widow of Lloyd Pittman, who died Dec. 18, 1971. 
A homemaker, she was a retired cook at East Elementary after 17 years of service and a member of the Marion Grange. 
Surviving are a son, Earl W. (Loretta) Pittman of Heath; a daughter, Kathryn J. Carpenter of Logan; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; a daughter-in-law, Judy Helle of Logan; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Martin of Logan and Ruby Myers of Arizona. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Pittman; a grandson, Douglas Pittman; three half-brothers, Reno and Earl White and Wilbur Levering; a sister, Lucille Pittman; and a half-sister, Ida Long. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Myers officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

MAJEL LEE MILNER 
Majel Lee Milner, 85, New Albany, formerly of Nelsonville, died Tuesday, May 20 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born April 6, 1912, Athens County, daughter of the late James E. and Blanche Moore Lee, she was the widow of Joseph M. Milner, who died in 1984. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Stuart Opera House Fund, P.O. Box 217, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764; or the Nelsonville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Jennie Mae Altier, 570 Chestnut Street, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. 

NANETTE MARIE SCHWANKE 
Nanette Marie Schwanke, 37, Logan, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 20 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Nov. 4, 1959, Lancaster, daughter of the late Rose Marie (Sexton) Beekman, she was married to Daniel John Schwanke, who survives. 
A former cashier at Meijer in Lancaster, she was a homemaker. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Sarah Rose, Danielle Nicole and Desirae Jean Schwanke, all of the home; a brother, Wayne Earl Beekman of Logan; a sister, Michael (Barbara) Bush of Logan; and a mother-in-law, Dorothy Jean Stefonek of Fruitland Park, Fla. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Betty J. Brooks officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. 

PAUL E. COLLINS 
Paul E. Collins, 68, Trimble, died Wednesday, May 21 at his residence. 
Born Aug. 11, 1928, Athens, son of the late Clifford and Ruth E. Hillyer Collins, he was married to Beatrice Hogsett Collins, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

May 26-31, 1997

ESTHER BAKER 
Esther Baker, 85, Wilmington, formerly of Lynchburg, died Saturday, May 24. 
Born Nov. 12, 1911, daughter of the late Ivan and Fannie Rudolph Howdyshell, she was the widow of Walter Baker. 
Funeral services will be noon Wednesday at the Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. 

BERTHA EILEEN HARTLEY 
Bertha Eileen Hartley, 77, Stoutsville, died Sunday, May 25 at Berger Hospital, Circleville. 
Born Oct. 7, 1919, Rushville, daughter of the late William Denver and Mayme Eula Stebelton Dickson, she was the widow of Harry Carl Hartley. 
Surviving are eight children, Gene (Janet) Hartley of Stoutsville; Mrs. Chester (Marilyn) Yaple and James (Phyllis) Hartley of Circleville; Bill (Linda J.) Hartley of Amanda; Larry (Linda K.) Hartley of Stoutsville; Mrs. Doug (Nancy) Huffines, Lexington, S.C.; Mrs. Rick (Karla) Duty, Ashville; Mrs. Mike (Sharon) Anderson, Stoutsville; two brothers Harold Dixon of Whistler and Glenn Dixon of Laurelville; a sister, Marcine Hartley of Stoutsville; 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis, and brothers Merle and Clarence Dixon. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with the Rev. E. Wayne Green and Pastor David Sherman officiating. 
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Stoutsville. 
Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

MARGARET JANE STAGE 
Margaret Jane Stage, 77, Springfield, formerly of Nelsonville, died Sunday, May 25 at her residence. 
Born Dec. 13, 1919, Nelsonville, daughter of the late James E. and Lila Cavanaugh Powell, she was the widow of Dean M. Stage, who died Aug. 7, 1994. 
Private services will be held at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The family suggests that contributions be made to the Nelsonville Scholarship Fund, Class of 1937, c/o Dean and Jane Stage, 224 W. Washington St., Nelsonville, OH 45764. 

CARL R. YOUNG 
Carl R. Young, 84, Nelsonville, died Sunday, May 25 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born April 19, 1913, Nelsonville, son of the late Orval and Lena Young, he was married for 63 years to Lillian P. Wend Young, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

WANDA M. TRACE 
Wanda M. Trace, 66, Glouster, died Monday, May 26 in Marietta, Ga. 
Born Sept. 4, 1930, Glouster, daughter of the late Foster and Effie Juniper Lewis, she was the widow of Jack Trace. 
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 

ALICE L. HAMILTON 
Alice Lucille Hamilton, 79, Nelsonville, died Friday, May 30 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Aug. 21, 1917, Chauncey, daughter of the late Edward and Edna Lovsey Courtney, she was the widow of Virgil Hamilton. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be In Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 2-7, 1997

VELMA BABBS 
Velma Babbs, 79, New Straitsville, died Saturday, May 31 at her residence. 
Born Aug. 4, 1917, New Pittsburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Pleasant Lanning Smith, she was the widow of Virgil Babbs, who died in February. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim Wesleyan Church in Murray City. 
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Murray City. 
Friends may call all day today at the Humphrey Funeral Home, Walnut Street, Shawnee. 

DEBORAH L. "DEBBIE" WAGNER COTTRILL 
Deborah L. "Debbie" Wagner Cottrill, 48, Rockbridge, died Saturday, May 31 at the residence of Marilyn Murdock in Lancaster. 
Daughter of the late Lewis and Juanita Shaw Wagner, she was married to Donald Cottrill, who survives. 
A U.S. Army veteran, she was a quality control technician for Keystone of Columbus and a member of the First Baptist Church of Logan, FOE Aires #2168 and AMVETS. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Paula R. Hettinger of Rockbridge; a son, Sgt. Jason (Lynn) Hettinger of Fort Campbell, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Tammy Cottrill of Columbus; two stepsons, Jason Cottrill and Donald Hamilton, both of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Brandon Hettinger of Fort Campbell, Ky., Trevon Cottrill of Rockbridge and Megan Cottrill of Columbus; a sister, Lisa Hill of Lancaster; two half-sisters, Mrs. William (Marilyn) Murdock of Lancaster and Mrs. Jerry (Phyllis) Unger of Laurelville; three half-brothers, Monte (Nancy) Bainter of Circleville; Lyle Bainter of Logan and Leroy (Gloria) Wagner of South Bloomingville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as friends, neighbors and coworkers of Keystone. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard "Wade" Wagner; a half sister, Sharon Weaver; and a half brother, Harold Wagner. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, with Pastor Greg Magruder officiating. 
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Squad will conduct military rites at the cemetery following the services. 
Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Fairfield County or the Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Squad, care of the funeral home. 

ANNA MAE FRAZEE 
Anna Mae Frazee, 61, Chauncey, died Friday, May 30 at O'Bleness Hospital in Athens. 
Born Jan. 3, 1936, Nelsonville, daughter of Audrey McKee Bobo of Chauncey and the late Clyde Bobo, she was married to Ted F. Frazee, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

SYLVIA INEZ COOPER GRIFFITH 
Sylvia Inez Cooper Griffith, 93, Logan, died Sunday, June 1 at Props Care Home, Logan. 
Born Dec. 25, 1903, Laurel Township, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella Conkle Gordon. 
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 

FLOYD R. THOMPSON 
Floyd R. Thompson, 87, Logan, died Sunday, June 1 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born Jan. 14, 1910, Gore, son of the late Daniel and Mary Ellen Starr Thompson, he was married to Geneva Poling Thompson, who survives. 
Retired as a stationary engineer at the former Fairfield School for Boys in Lancaster, he was also employed at the former N.A.T.C.O. plant in Haydenville. He was a member of the Logan Church of the Nazarene and was a pastor at several area churches. 
Also surviving are a son, Denver (Joye) Thompson of Lancaster; four daughters, Mrs. Dr. Jacob (Joyce) See of Belleview, Fla., Mrs. Rev. Douglas (Janice) Moyer of Lancaster, Mrs. Larry (Judy) Sikes of Kent, Wash., and Mrs. Robin (Lois) Watkins of Rockbridge; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five step grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. 

RUSSELL E. "TUT" TUTHILL 
Russell E. "Tut" Tuthill, 84, Logan, died Saturday, May 31 at his residence following an extended illness. 
Born Sept. 2, 1912, Lancaster, son of the late Frank and Alice Mae Newman Tuthill, he was the 
widower of his wife of 41 years, Gladys L. Miller Tuthill, who died Sept. 21, 1996. 
A mechanic for Central Ohio Coal Company, he was a member of the First Church of Christ of Logan and a member of the United Mine Workers. 
Surviving are a son, Kevin Ray Tuthill of Stockport; a daughter, Billie Louise Tuthill of Logan; a sister, Margaret "Ruth" Arnold of Canton; 15 grandchildren including Michael Tuthill of the home; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Carroll Tuthill, who was killed in action in Vietnam in the 1960s; two brothers, Clark and Glen Tuthill; and a sister, Myrtle Tuthill. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, with Vernon W. Barrell, minister, officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 

ROBERT H. ADCOCK JR. 
Robert H. Adcock Jr., 74, Irvona, Pa., died May 3 after a long illness. 
Born Jan. 23, 1923, son of the late Robert H. and Grace Van Curen Adcock Sr., he was married Jan. 17, 1944 to Rosella Ninosky, who survives. 
A dragline operator for Gambria Mills Coal Company in Coalport, he was also a combat Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Irvona Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Antoinette Barnett and Grace Patterson of Irvona and Jacqueline Spaid of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Lena McGlinchey and JoAnne Bateman of Sarasota, Fla., Mary K. Keck of Bremen and Martha Gibbs of Ashland. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert H. Adcock III. 

BETTY LEE CANTER 
Betty Lee Canter, 70, Utica, formerly of Doanville, died Sunday, June 1 at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. 
Born Dec. 18, 1926, Doanville, daughter of the late Ned and Leona Syx, she was the widow of Clayton Riley Canter, who died in 1983. 
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 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. 

BETTY J. PERSON 
Betty J. Person, 64, Murray City, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 1 at Doctor's Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Nov. 15, 1932, New Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Fred Tom and Mary Cain Tom of Murray City. 
A 1950 graduate of New Lexington High School, she was retired from William Brooks Shoe Company of Nelsonville and a member of the Murray City United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are four sons, Tim (Denise) Person of Murray City, Perry Person of Murray City, Terry Person of Murray City and Kenny Person Sr. and special friend Melissa Barrett of Bishopville; three grandchildren, Tammy and Tom Person and Kenny Person Jr.; and a brother, Gene (Alma) Tom of Lebanon. 
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Tom and Ted Person. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, with the Rev. J. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

RONALD E. WAGONER 
Ronald E. Wagoner, 64, Athens, died late Sunday, June 1 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness. 
Born March 2, 1933, North Carolina, son of Erma Axe Wagoner of Athens and the late Edwin Wagoner, he was married to Annamae Johnson Wagoner, who survives. 
A 1951 graduate of New Marshfield High School, he was the owner and operator of the R.E. Wagoner Mail Contractor. He was a member of New Marshfield Constitution Lodge F&AM, the U.S. Mail Carriers Association, U.S. Mail Contractors Union, Union Trucking Association, Farm Bureau, Athens Grange and the Union United Methodist Church on SR 56 in Athens. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Robbin) Polluck of Lawtey, Fla., and Dee Shields of Athens; a stepdaughter, Vicki Poling of Columbus; three sons, Charles (Patty) Calendine of Athens, Gary Wagoner of Logan and John Wagoner of Omaha, Neb.; a stepson, Jim (Lynn) Anderson of Logan; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mike (Carolyn) Smith of Columbus. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor Steve Martin officiating. 
Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery. 
friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
Masonic services will be conducted 7 p.m. today at the funeral home by Constitution Lodge. 

ANNA MARIE WINDLE 
Anna Marie Windle, 92, Newark, formerly of Logan, died Monday, June 2 in the Arlington Nursing Home, Newark, following an extended illness. 
Born Oct. 5, 1904, Athens, she was the daughter of the late Henry Jesse and Saint Anna Smith Windle. 
She formerly worked for the Curtis-Wright Aircraft Manufacturer, Columbus, and had also worked for the Godman She Factory, Logan. 
Surviving are a sister, Hazel Inez Leffler of Centerville; and several nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs. Roger (Betty Jane) Brown of Newark who cared for her since 1988. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, with Minister Roger Brown officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Roberts Funeral Home. 

JEAN M. HOY 
Jean M. Hoy, 40, New Straitsville, died Tuesday, June 3 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Oct. 19, 1956, Nelsonville, daughter of Janet L. and David Peart of New Straitsville and the late Edward E. Cox, she was married to Richard R. Hoy II, who survives. 
An employee of Tri-County Community Action, she was a member of the New Straitsville Volunteer Fire Department and EMS and the Hocking County Chapter of the American Red Cross. 
Also surviving are a stepson Richard R. Hoy III, New Straitsville; three sisters, Flora Lu King of New Straitsville, Connie Cox of New Straitsville and Lynne Wheeler of Shawnee; a brother, John Cox of New Straitsville; and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and all day Thursday at the Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the New Straitsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gregory Magruder officiating. 
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. 
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross. 

VERNON E. LINES 
Vernon E. Lines, 89, Logan, died Monday, June 2 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
He was the widower of Garnet Lines. 
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a past member of the VFW Post 1380 and Lancaster Legion Post 11. He was owner of Lines Auto Service, Baltimore. 
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Bob (Rita) Suer of Bremen, Jo Probasco and Elena Reedy, both of Canal Winchester, Mrs. Ed (Shirley) Henderly Jr. of Lancaster and Mrs. Carl (Jean) Martin of Tuscon, Ariz.; one son, Vernon E. II (Sue Ellen) Lines of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Noel (Agnes) Lines; and nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Herman, Wayne, Harry and Darl. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home with Pastor Lawrence "Bud" Myers officiating. 
Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. 

STELLA K. MARTIN 
Stella K. Martin, 60, Pickerington, formerly of Logan, died Tuesday, June 3 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Todd (Tina) Buchholz of Pickerington, following an extended illness. 
Born Nov. 24, 1936, Logan, she was the daughter of Mary Maniskas Kallas of Logan and the late Gus Kallas. 
A member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Columbus, she worked as a clerk for the State of Ohio in the Department of Taxation for 23 years. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Amy Lynn Martin of Ireland; a brother, Emmanuel (Roberta) Kallas of Gahanna; a sister, Mrs. George (Ann) Donahue of Lancaster; several nieces and nephews and one great-nephew. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Logan, with the Revs. Peter R. Reetz and Danny R. Koch officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, and from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 430 North Mulberry Street, Logan, Ohio 43138 or to Zion Lutheran Church, 766 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206. 

FRANCES M. RILEY 
Frances M. Riley, 65, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, June 3 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center. 
Born March 31, 1932, Columbus, daughter of the late Floyd and Estelle Travis Lowery, she was married to Donald Riley, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens. 

EARL F. GUISINGER 
Earl F. Guisinger, 77, Millfield, died Tuesday, June 3 at his residence. 
Born Aug. 1, 1919, Minerva, son of the late Mrs. Della Boysel Guisinger, he was married to Maxine Thompson Guisinger, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Dew Cemetery, Perry County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

REV. LUTHER HEYDE 
Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Butler, Penn., for the Rev. Luther Heyde, who died Tuesday, June 3. 
His father, Amos Butler, was pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Logan, from 1927 to 1947. 

VIRGIL E. KNIGHT 
Virgil E. Knight, 76, New Straitsville, died 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at his residence. 
Born May 30, 1921, McLuney, Perry County, son of the late Ira and Atha Stalling Sherrick Knight, he was married for 52 years to Glenna Taylor Knight, who survives. 
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired steel worker of Lempco Industries in New Lexington. 
Also surviving are three sons, Larry (Carly) Knight and Jerry (Dawn) Knight of New Lexington and Eddie (Jane) Knight of Junction City; five daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Sue) Mayfield of New Lexington, Mrs. Mike (Kay) Baker and Mrs. Bill (Sharon) Wine of Logan, Mrs. Clifford (Brenda) Burgess and Mrs. Patrick (Donna) Burgess of New Straitsville; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh (Peggy) Stoneburner of Raymond and Mrs. Daryle (Shelby) Turner of Florida. 
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Frank Sherrick; a son, Gerald W. Knight; two grandsons, Kevin and Danny Knight; and a brother, Marquis Knight. 
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington, with the Revs. Clifford Burgess and Mike Baker officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Garden, New Lexington, with military graveside services by James E. Fisher Post 376, American Legion, Junction City. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice 
of Genesis Health Care System of Zanesville. 

WILLIAM H. MATHIAS 
William H. Mathias, 73, Rockbridge, died Tuesday, June 3 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born Feb. 19, 1924, Rockbridge, son of the late Clyde H. and May Tucker Mathias, he was married for 49 years to Clara O. Dusenbery Mathias, who survives. 
A graduate of Rockbridge High School, he was a retired management clerk for Columbia Gas Company, a member of the Logan VFW and American Legion Post, a member of the Windy Hills Golf Course and an avid golfer. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Kathy) Rooker and Jane Alten of Lancaster and Mrs. Kenneth (Lisa) Taylor of Logan; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Rick (Sherri) Whitmer, Greg Rooker, Mindy Rosser, Robert Alten and Kenneth, Holly and Kelli Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Lauren and Brian Whitmer; and a brother, Robert (Frances) Mathias of Lancaster. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County. 
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Leukemia Society, c/o Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, 204 W. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

LYDIA M. THOMAS 
Lydia M. Thomas, 84, Murray City, died Wednesday, June 4 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born March 21, 1913, Murray City, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Dugan Thomas. 
A retired longtime clerk at the Ayers General Store in Murray City, she was a lifetime member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church of Murray City, a member of Murray City High School Alumni Association and a member of the Murray City Senior Citizens. She was a 1931 graduate of Murray City High School. 
Surviving is a sister, Eleanor Ayers of Murray City. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Thomas, and three sisters, Grace, Elizabeth and Marguerite Thomas. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. June 7 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Murray City, with the Rev. Father John Mucha officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, where Christian wake services will be held at 8:30 p.m. 

JOHN CLARK HOOK 
John Clark Hook, 75, Glouster, died Thursday, June 5 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 
Born Dec. 10, 1921, Glouster, son of the late Cleve and Jessie Searles Hook, he was the widower of Margaret McClelland Hook. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

DONALD E. BAINTER 
Donald E. Bainter, 69, Lancaster, passed away Friday, June 6 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
He was past superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department for 31 years. 
He was a World War II Maritime and a U.S. Navy veteran. An active member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of trustees, he also was a member of Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 57, F&AM, Tarhe Shrine, Fairfield County Committee on Aging, and the American Association of Retired Persons, and served as past president of the Lancaster Lions. He was the current president of Olivedale Senior Citizens for the last two years and was co-chairman for funding of the Olivedale Wellness Building. 
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joann Bainter, his mother, Faye Bainter, and a brother and sister-in-law, all of Lancaster; brothers- and sisters-in-law, James and Carolyn Mertens, Columbus, Dr. Boyd and Betty Mertens and Robert and Jane Mertens, all of Cumberland, Md., Elmer and Mary Mertens of Lancaster, and Paul and Lura Mertens of Marietta, Ga.; an aunt, Lillian Warthman of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Bainter; a nephew, Rob Bainter; his mother-in-law, Elsie Collins; and a sister- and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Austin Secoy. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Brooks Heck and Rev. Robert Kimes officiating. Burial will be at Forest Rose Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home. Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 57, F&AM, will conduct services at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the First United Methodist Church or the Olivedale Wellness Building. 

HELEN OPAL BOOKMAN 
Services for the late Helen Opal Bookman, 88, Logan, who died Thursday, June 5 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating. 
She was employed at Brooks Shoe in Nelsonville for 20 years. 
Daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth William Gaskins, she was born April 2, 1909 at The Plains. She formerly lived at Orbiston for 50 years. 
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton "Jack" (Emogene) Bookman, Orbiston, Dana E. (Connie) Bookman, Logan, and Rodney L. (Charlene) Bookman, Nelsonville; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Ervin; two brothers, Everett and Luther Gaskins; and a grandson, Kip Bookman. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 

JOHN W. SHEATZLEY 
A memorial service for John W. Sheatzley, who died Saturday, May 17 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. William Pursley officiating. 
Son of the late Webster and Daisy (Slagle) Sheatzley, he was born Oct. 25, 1914 in Chicago, Ill. 
Survivors include his wife, Marion Edith (Alexander) Sheatzley. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 375 E. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Logan.


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