Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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July 11-12, 1997

CLARENCE BURGOON 
Clarence V. "Butch" Burgoon, 68, Logan, died Thursday, July 10 at his residence. 
Born Aug. 29, 1928, Hocking County, son of the late Sherman and Myrtle Alta Woodard Burgoon, he was married to Betty I. Nelson Burgoon, who survives. 
He was a retired joint and pipe jointer for Logan Clay Products Company. 
Also surviving are a son, Gary L. Burgoon of Hawaii; a stepson, Larry (Sharon) Clonch of Millford; two daughters, Mrs. Greg (Elaine) Huffman and Cheryl Burgoon, both of Logan; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Tod (Millie) Conrad of Circleville and Mrs. Anthony (Gayle) Howard of Fayetteville; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Earl Burgoon of Logan; and two sisters, Ruth Garrett of South Bloomingville and Dorothy Delong of Toledo. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Homer Burgoon, and a sister, Virgie Cochouer. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Stull officiating. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum, Hocking County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home and 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday. 

GERALD MERCER 
Gerald Mercer, 52, McArthur, died Thursday, July 10 at his residence. 
Born April 26, 1945, Jackson Township, Vinton County, he was the son of Claradean Tatman Mercer of McArthur and the late Robert Mercer. 
A truck driver, he was a 1963 graduate of Allensville High School, a Vietnam veteran and a member of Vinton County VFW Post 5299. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Audra Mercer of McArthur; a son, Douglas Mercer of McArthur; three brothers, Paul Mercer and Gary Mercer of McArthur and Roger Mercer of South Bloomingville; and a sister, Betty Lou Pinkerton of Pickerington. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Mercer. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, with the Rev. Danny Minton officiating. 
Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home. 

SAMUEL BELVILLE 
Funeral services for Samuel R. Belville, 73, Logan, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. 
Mr. Belville died Thursday, July 10 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, following a brief illness. 
President of Belville Motor Car, Inc.., Logan, he was formerly employed by the Bob Rees Pontiac Agency, Gallipolis. 
Son of the late Stanley and Eunice Sheets Belville, he was born Nov. 14, 1924 in Gallia County. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 107, Gallipolis and the Ohio and National Auto Dealers Association. 
Survivors include his wife, the former Marjorie J. Radcliffe; and five brothers, Bryant, John and Roger Belville, all of Gallia County, Evan Belville, Columbus, and Harold Belville, Naples, Fla. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Otha Belville; and two sisters, Eloise Layman, and another who died in infancy. 
Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. 
Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate at the funeral. 
Burial will take place Monday at Richlawn Cemetery, Mercerville. 
It is suggested memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hocking County, PO Box 527, Logan, Ohio 43138 or the Elks Lodge No. 107, 408 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. 

July 14-19, 1997

CHARLES CHRISTMAN 
Funeral mass was held 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church for Charles Valentine Christman, 96, Logan, who died Tuesday. 
The Rev. Father Jeffrey J. Rimelspach officiated. 
Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Honorary casketbearers were Gerald and Darrell Ball. 
Casketbearers were Donald Christman, Billie Fox, Claire Ball Jr., Frank Jeffers, Ronald, Larry, Benjamin and Thomas Ball. 
Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home.

GERALD GARNER JR. 
Gerald D. Garner Jr., 50, Murray City, died Saturday, July 11 at Ohio State University Hospital. 
Born Feb. 9, 1947, Logan, he was the son of the late Gerald D. Garner Sr. and Nellie Spencer Garner of Murray City. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 

MELVIN "SKEETER" HARDEN 
Melvin E. "Skeeter" Harden, 70, Rockbridge, died Sunday, July 13 at his residence. 
Born June 18, 1927, Hocking County, son of the late James J. and Ethel N. Hickman Harden, he was married to Leoma Baker Harden, who survives. 
A member of the United Pentecostal Church, he was retired from Anchor Hocking in Lancaster after 25 years of service. 
Also surviving are two sons, Randy (Pam) Harden of Rockbridge and Todd (Lisa) Harden of Malta; three daughters, Mrs. Jim (Cathy) Taylor of Rockbridge, Mrs. Jim (Debbie) Barber of Laurelville and Mrs. Jeff (Pam) Eggleston of Logan; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers, John, Don, Ronnie, Tim and Jimmy Harden, all of Logan; and two sisters, Marilyn Fisher of Rockbridge and Carolyn Sowers of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Bob Harden; two sisters, Helen Hedges and Martha Moore; and two infant sisters. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Philip Baker officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, 111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. 

MURRAY BEERMAN 
Murray Thomas Beerman, 79, Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, July 11. 
Born in Murray City, he was married to Kathryn R. Beerman, who survives. 
He retired from General Motors in Dayton in 1974, where he was a lieutenant of plant security for 37 1/2 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Carlisle and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mesa, Ariz. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Kathryn J. Beerman-Tingley; daughter-in-law Judith of Dennis, Mass.; several cousins, nieces and nephews; two sisters, Thelma Murday of Belle, Mo., and Naomi Boley of New Lexington; three grandsons, Matthew (Kim Debari) Beerman of Seattle, Wash., Robert Beerman of Tempe, Ariz., and Brian Beerman of Dennis, Mass. 
Memorial services will be held at a later date. 
Arrangements are by Mesa Funeral Care, Mesa, Ariz. 

ESTHER HUFFMAN 
Esther Huffman, 68, South Bloomingville, died Sunday, July 13 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born June 5, 1929, Hocking County, daughter of the late Harry and Cora Bainter Huggman, she was the widow of Clarence D. Huffman. 
Surviving are a son, Clarence H. (Diana) Huffman of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Thomas of Circleville; four grandchildren, Travis and Shane Thomas of Circleville, Tammee Cottrill and Brandy Patterson of Logan; two step-grandchildren, Brent Thomas of Newark and Sheri Meier of Delaware; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dick Huffman of Logan and Terry Huffman of Circleville. 
The body was cremated, and no calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements were by Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. 

MARGUERITE NEWLUN 
Marguerite P. Newlun, 87, Nelsonville, died Sunday, July 13 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville. 
Born April 6, 1910, Athens County, daughter of the late Henry and Mary C. Dishong Breeze, she was the widow of William P. Newlun, who died April 16. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, near Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with family in attendance from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday. 

WILLIAM L. HUTCHISON 
William L. Hutchison, 93, Nelsonville, died Monday, July 14 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Sept. 9, 1903, Lawrence County, son of the late William and Caroline Johnson Hutchison, he was married for 73 years to Leola Barber Hutchison, who survives. 
A plumber and a member of Local 557 of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union of Portsmouth, he was retired as state plumbing inspector for the state of Ohio after service from 1959 to 1972. He operated a coal cutting machine in the coal mines for many years. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Smith of Nelsonville; two grandsons, Robert W. (Sharon) Smith of Logan and C. Alan Smith of Columbus; and two great-grandsons, Rob and Ryan Smith of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert William Smith, who was killed in action during World War II; a grandson, Rick Smith; five brothers, Lafe, Rufus, Lawrence, Henry and Frank Hutchison; and two sisters, Olive Brooker and Jessie Ogg. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Roach officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 and 9 a.m. to service time Friday. 

ELI EUGENE DAWKINS 
Eli Eugene Dawkins, 6, Logan, died Tuesday, July 15 in the Hocking River, Logan. 
Born Nov. 10, 1990, Zanesville, he was the son of Danny Eugene and Mellissa Lynn Alltop Dawkins of Logan. 
Methodist by faith, he was a Logan kindergarten student and would have entered the first grade in the fall. 
Also surviving are a brother, Cody Dawkins of the home; grandparents Milo and Patty Alltop of New Straitsville; grandmother Arlene Dawkins of Sayre; three uncles, Milo Alltop Jr. of New Straitsville, Randall Hinkle of Deavertown and Bobby Watts of McConnelsville; and an aunt, Marnie Hill of Sayre. 
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Flavil Eugene Dawkins; a great-grandfather, Jim Dawkins; a great-grandmother, Rosie Alltop; and great-grandparents Ottis and Evelyn Sidwell. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington, with the Rev. Harold Kellenbarger officiating. 
Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery, Crooksville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dawkins Family, c/o Peoples National Bank, 110 N. Main St., New Lexington, Ohio 43764. 

DARRELL JOHNSON SR. 
Darrell R. Johnson Sr., 61, Cincinnati, formerly of South Bloomingville, died Wednesday, July 16 at the Veterans Hospital, Cincinnati. 
Born March 14, 1936, South Bloomingville, son of the late Judson and Lucile Hill Johnson, he was married to Thelma Johnson, who survives. 
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he served with the occupational forces in France. He was a member of Lancaster Lodge #30 F&AM, a 32 degree Mason with membership in the Valley of Cincinnati, a member of Syrian Temple of the Shrine, a member of VFW Post 1049 and Wampus Tribe 81 of the Improved Order of Red Men. He owned and operated a construction company in Australia. He was a member of Pipeliners Local 798. 
Also surviving are two sons, Darrell Robert Jr. of Hamilton and Matthew Johnson of Australia; two daughters, Tonya Staton and Mrs. John (Connie) Balfour of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Jason, Brian, Brittany and Garrett; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Megan; one brother, Bruce Johnson of South Bloomingville; five sisters, Ruby Allard of Rochester, Ind., Mrs. Dave (Freda) Walters and Evelyn Notestone of Lancaster, Mrs. Jack (Ruth) Notestone and Mrs. Dale (Maxine) Van Curen of Laurelville. 
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph, Dan and Junior; and two sisters, Helen and Phyllis. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville Chapel. 
Burial will be in Chapel Ridge Cemetery, South Bloomingville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 Friday at the funeral home, with Red Men services conducted at 8 p.m. 
Military services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County. 

BETTY SEYMOUR 
Betty L. Seymour, 66, Logan, died Wednesday, July 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Oct. 26, 1930, Millfield, daughter of the late Edward and Goldie Milliron McManaway, she was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a daughter, Rita A. Noble of Logan; daughter and beloved son-in-law Ginny and Vincent L. Hamilton of Logan; special cousin Raymond Russell of Logan; four grandchildren, Mrs. James (Angie) Stimmel, Mrs. Jeff (Stephanie) Hahn, Darrin Noble and Mrs. Dave (Heather) Hughes; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. Robert H. McManaway of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Mae McManaway. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, 204 W. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

FRANCES SHEPHERD 
Frances Shepherd, 72, Laurelville, died Wednesday, July 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born May 27, 1925, Rosseau, daughter of the late Delford and Jessie Starrett Hambel, she was a homemaker. 
Surviving are two sons, David Aaron Shepherd of Enterprise and Dan Shepherd of Laurelville; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Harry, Wayne, Lee and Kenny Hambel, all of Malta, and Arthur Hambel of McConnelsville; and seven sisters, Irene Spencer of Stockport, Inez Shepherd of Granville, Ruth Scott of Pennsville, Esther Wilson of Tulsa, Okla., Nellie Miller of North Canton, Shirley Rhoades of Ostrander and Rosemary Solomon of Frederick, Md. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Shepherd; two brothers, Joe and Warren Hambel; and a sister, Margaret Ball. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Mercer officiating. 
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, South Perry. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services. 

LEO KESSLER 
Leo Francis Kessler, 78, Nashport, died Wednesday, July 16 at his residence after a long illness. 
Born April 14, 1919, Logan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kessler, he was the widower of Betty Mattingly Kessler. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joel (Debra) Hall of Zanesville and Mrs. Donald (Linda) Hindel of Frazeysburg; three granddaughters; one grandson; nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Marianne) Kessler of Dayton; two brothers, the Rev. Edward Kessler of Sugar Grove and Harold (Zita) Kessler of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Sam (Catherine) Angelo and Mrs. James (Betty) Rimelspach of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Kessler of Dayton. 
Funeral mass will be Saturday at St. Mary, Mattingly Settlement, Dresden, with the Revs. Edward Kessler and Jeffrey Rimelspach, nephew, officiating. 
Burial will be at Mattingly Settlement, Dresden. 

RICHARD "RICK" KRANNITZ 
Richard "Rick" Rolland Krannitz, 48, Logan, died Thursday, July 17 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born July 17, 1949, Logan, son of the late Paul Edward and Mary Reed Dougall Krannitz Sr., he was married to Carmita Diane Dennis Krannitz, who survives. 
A member of St. John Catholic Church, he was a laborer for 15 years for the Bailey Corporation in Lancaster and a Vietnam veteran. 
Also surviving are a son, Rodney Lee Krannitz of the home; a daughter, Misty Dawn Krannitz of the home; one grandson, Aren Richard Krannitz of Logan; three brothers, Paul E. (Margaret) Krannitz Jr. of Logan, Robert (Jean Ann) Krannitz of Logan and John (Barbara) Krannitz of Logan; one sister, Mrs. James (Mae) Thompson of Logan; one aunt, Jane Dougall of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father James A. Geiger officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Roberts Funeral Home, where Christian Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. 

ROBERT "BOB" McCOMBS 
Robert L. "Bob" McCombs, 52, Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Nelsonville, died Thursday, July 17 following a brief illness. 
Born Jan. 30, 1945, Athens County, son of the late Raymond and Majel Bartlett McCombs, he was married to Kimberly McCombs, who survives. 
Also surviving is a daughter, Bryn Leitto of Atlanta, Ga.; four sons, Bobby McCombs of Orlando, Fla., Bryan McCombs of Virginia, and Brad and Adam McCombs of the home; two brothers, James McCombs of Buchtel and David McCombs of Logan; and three sisters, Bertie Hoisington of Athens, Pauline Harris of Logan and Judy Nelson of Nelsonville. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill McCombs; two sisters, Betty McCombs and Mary McCombs; and grandmother Bessie McCombs. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo, Fla. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today. 

July 21-26, 1997

MILDRED ACKERS 
Mildred I. Ackers, 77, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, July 19 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
She was the widow of Albert Ackers. 
She was a retired employee of Anchor Hocking and a member of New Life Christian Center. 
Surviving are two daughters, Linda I. Gordon and Mrs. Michael (Neda) Hurst, all of Lancaster; three sons, Ronald (Miyoko) Tuthill of Carmichael, Calif., and Curt (Terri) Gordon and William Tuthill, all of Lancaster; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Reed and Evelyn Myers, both of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ivan and Carl, and two sisters, Kate and Marvine. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Christian Center with Pastor Gary A. Keller officiating. 
Burial will be in Tarkiln Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Monday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to New Life Christian Center Building Fund. 

HAROLD MURPHY 
Harold Murphy, 67, Nelsonville, died Sunday, July 20, at Franklin Woods Health Care in Columbus. 
Born Sept. 22, 1929, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Emery and Orpha Butler Murphy. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, where special graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard. 
Friends may call two hours prior to services at the funeral home. 

LILLIAN EICHEL 
Lillian Eichel, 86, Logan, died Monday, July 21 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Aug. 10, 1910, Logan, daughter of the late Claude and Maude Goss Roulon, she was the widow of Leon Eichel, who died Nov. 18, 1994. 
A graduate of Logan High School, she operated Leon's Sundries Store along with her husband in Logan for many years. 
Burial was 10 a.m. today in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Arrangements were by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 

RUTH MATHENY 
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Monday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, for Ruth V. Matheny, 75, Columbus, formerly of Nelsonville, who died Thursday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 
The Rev. Michael Thomas officiated. 
Burial was in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Athens County. 
Casketbearers were Jim Watkins, Tim Watkins, John Stover, Kevin Stover, Matt Ogg and Mike Ogg. 

DAVID "PAT" PATTERSON 
David "Pat" Patterson, 71, Buchtel, died Monday, July 21 at his residence. 
Born April 30, 1926, Holmes County, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mary Dickersheet Patterson. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Whitmore Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Elks Club of Nelsonville. 

MARTHA WOLTZ 
Martha Casto Woltz, 79, Carroll, died Monday, July 21 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
Born in Logan, daughter of the late Louis and Minnie Buntz Casto, she was married for 58 years to Kenneth E. Woltz, who survives. 
She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David (Kendra) Brandt of Carroll, Sandra Richards of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Terry (Kathy) Parrish of Decatur, Ill; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, with Pastor Paul Schindler officiating. 
Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

ORIL JANE JOHNSON 
Oril Jane Johnson, 64, Nelsonville, died Monday, July 21 at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born May 21, 1933, Carbondale, daughter of the late Curtis and Laverne Smathers Daugherty, she was the widow of John W. Johnson. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, 200 Fort Street, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

ROSE MAROON 
Rose Martha Hatem Maroon, 89, New Straitsville, died Tuesday, July 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness. 
Born July 10, 1908, New Straitsville, daughter of the late Jonas and Marian Ellis Hatem, she was the widow of Abraham William Maroon, who died June 9, 1955. 
A homemaker, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the New Straitsville Christmas Light Association and the New Straitsville Memorial Association. 
Surviving are three sons, Joseph D. Maroon of New Straitsville, the Rev. Father Donald M. Maroon of St. Patrick Church in London and the Monsignor William J. Maroon of St. Brendon Church in Hilliard; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Gemma) Kessel of Columbus; a granddaughter, Theresa Kessel of Columbus; two brothers, Peter and Paul Hatem of New Straitsville; two sisters, Sister Cecilia Hatem of Columbia, S.C., and Sister Mary Gemma Hatem of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Louis and Habib Hatem; and two sisters, Anna Hatem and Lillie Beachman. 
Mass of Christian burial will be concelebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church by her sons and several priests. 
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, New Straitsville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, where rosary and Christian wake services will be held at 8 p.m. 

WALTER O. LEVERING 
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla., for Walter O. Levering, 81, Siesta Key, Fla., formerly of Nelsonville, who died July 17. 
Burial was in Sarasota Memorial Park. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to SPARCC, 1750 17th St., Building H, Sarasota, Fla., 34234. 

OLIVIA CAITLIN NEU 
Olivia Caitlin Neu, daughter of James and Tracy Evans Neu of Columbus, was stillborn July 16 at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus. 
Also surviving are grandmother Carolyn Neu of Columbus; grandparents Steve and Pam Evans of Logan; great-grandmothers Katie Hall and Josephine Evans of Logan; an uncle, Vince (Sue) Evans of Creola; and several aunts. 

FRANK R. NORTH 
Frank R. North, 73, Nelsonville, died Thursday, July 24 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 
Born March 11, 1924, Nelsonville, son of the late John W. and Ruth Crawford North, he was married to Imogene Hodgson North, who survives. 
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church of Fort Street in Nelsonville. 
Ashes will be intered in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville 
Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Athens County Heart Fund, c/o Warren-Brown Funeral Home, 80 E. Washington St., Nelsonville; or to the First Aid Crew, P.O. Box 1427, Waynesboro, Va., 22980. 
Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home. 

EDITH L. COOPERIDER 
Edith L. Cooperider, 87, Columbus, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Thursday, July 24 at Doctors Hospital West, Columbus. 
Daughter of the late Lewis and Alma Wagner, she was the widow of Roy W. Cooperider. 
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Hide-A-Way Hills. 
Surviving are a daughter, Patrecia Deeds of Columbus; four grandchildren, Dallas (Jody) Deeds and Kim Hickman, both of Columbus, Anthony (Melissa) Zdyb of Midland, Mich. and Mrs. Stan (Jennifer) Suder of Philadelphia, Pa.; a great-grandson, Joshua Hickman of Columbus; and a son-in-law, Mitchell Zdyb of Detroit, Mich. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Zdyb. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster. 
Burial will be in Greenfield Township Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church of Hide-A-Way Hills, c/o the funeral home. 

ARTHUR M. GASSER 
Arthur Michael Gasser, 82, Logan, died Friday, July 25 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness. 
Born Jan. 18, 1915, Huntingburg, Ind., son of the late Andrew Arthur and Frances Heitz Gasser, he was married for 58 years to Helen Christine Walsh Gasser, who survives. 
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a retired manager for G.C. Murphy Company in Logan for 40 years and was manager of the former Morris 5 and 10 store in Logan. 
He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Kiwanis, Logan Trade Club, St. John PTA, Knights of Columbus St. James Council 2299, Community Improvement Corporation and Logan Chieftain Boosters. He was a former member of Hocking Valley Community Hospital Board of Trustees. 
Also surviving are four sons, William M. (Marie) Gasser of Canal Fulton, Thomas A. (Judy) Gasser of Lancaster, John J. (Myra) Gasser of Dublin and Scott R. (Jane) Gasser of Muncie, Ind.; Six daughters, Mrs. Tom (Leanne) Brannock of Lancaster, Mrs. Dale (Mary Lou) Schauer of Powell, Amy Kallmerten of Columbus, Mrs. Larry (Joy) Culp of Worthington; Mrs. Dan (Honnie) Resler of Logan and Marti Gasser of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Robert Gasser of Napoleon; a half brother, Ralph Gasser of Huntingburg, Ind.; a half sister, Mary Borman of Huntingburg, Ind.; and 25 grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a half brother, Andrew Gasser. 
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard Pendophi officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 at Roberts Funeral Home. 
Rosary services will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, National Headquarters, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-9501.


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