Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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Nov. 1-8, 1997

ALICE PRIMMER 
Funeral services will be held 11 today at Roberts Funeral Home for Alice Christina Primmer, 103, London, who died Wednesday at Arbors of London Nursing Home, London, where she resided for the past 2 1/2 years. 
The Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiated. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum near Rockbridge. 
Born Oct. 3, 1894, Athens County, daughter of the late George and Martha Howard Ryther, she was the widow of her husband of 56 years, Fred C. Primmer Sr., who died May 18, 1971. 
A lifetime member of the London Senior Center and a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, she moved from Logan to London in 1977 to live with her daughter, Lucille, and son-in-law Roy Thompson. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Lucille) Thompson of London; a son, Fred C. (Reva) Primmer Jr. of Logan; seven grandchildren, Robert (Marcia) Thompson of London, Dorothy Wallace of London, David (Debbie) Thompson of Glenrock, Wyo., Beverly Cook of Logan, Mrs. Mark (Christy) Barrell of Logan, Mrs. Steve (Rebecca) Maurice of Logan and Steve (Nancy) Holcomb of Logan; 19 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Lawrence Howard. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice. 

HARRY SUTTON 
Harry E. Sutton, 66, Glouster, died Saturday, Nov. 1 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born April 6, 1931, Columbus, son of the late Thomas A. and Lilly I. Saxton Sutton, he was married to Helen North Sutton, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

CHESTER HANSHER 
Chester C. Hansher, 90, went to be with his Lord Monday, Nov. 3 at Whetstone Care Center. 
He was married to Frances Stoltz Hansher of Columbus, who survives. 
A retired manager for Servall Drug Company, he joined the Warren Avenue Church of the Nazarene in 1938 and was a member of Grove City Church of the Nazarene at the time of his death. 
Also surviving area son, Jack C. (Marilyn) Hansher of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. William B. (Betty J.) Cotner of Reynoldsburg; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Larry (Carol) Williams; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ernie (Judy) Maniskas of Logan, Mrs. James (Beth) Armstrong of Columbus and Myrna Armentrout of Columbus; 14 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Hansher. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road, Grove City, with the Revs. Kenneth D. Ellis and Ralph Blackburn officiating. 
Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, and two hours prior to services Friday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Grove City Church of the Nazarene building fund, P.O. Box 758, Grove City, Ohio 43123. 

PAUL GREEN SR. 
Paul E. Green Sr., 60, Summerville, S.C., formerly of Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Summerville. 
Born Aug. 29, 1937, Hocking County, son of the late Harry R. and Iva Gray Green, he was married to Gale L. Holdren Green, who survives. 
A Korean War Army veteran, he was retired owner and operator of Green and Sons Trucking Company. 
Also surviving are three sons, Roger (Brenda) Green of Summerville, S.C.; Paul (Kang) Green Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Gary Green of Summerville, S.C.; six grandchildren; and a sister, June Leonard of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Gerald Green. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Greg Magruder officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memory Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

CHARLES "RED" GRINSTEAD SR. 
Charles R. "Red" Grinstead Sr., 84, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 6 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus. 
Born May 17, 1913, Orbiston, son of the late Samuel and Cora Matthews Grinstead, he was married for 62 years to Eva Pauline Strausbaugh Grinstead, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit. 
Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

FLORENCE MASON 
Florence M. Mason, 91, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Thursday, Nov. 6 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home. 
She was married to Norman E. Mason, who survives. 
She was a member of First Church of God, Lancaster. 
Also surviving are five children, 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, a sister and nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Liff Sr. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Halteman-Fett-Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Karl Hartmann officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenfield Township Cemetery. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Church of God. 

ORVILLE S. BINGMAN 
Orville S. Bingman, 85, Glouster, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997 at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. 
Son of the late Ernest S. and Edna G. (Stewart) Bingman, he was born July 31, 1912 at Chauncey. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, where services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.

Nov. 10-15, 1997

BUDDY ROY BLACKBURN 
Buddy Roy Blackburn, 17, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 8. 
Born Aug. 10, 1980, Logan, he was the son of Randy K. Blackburn of Logan and Cathy Conner Sycks of Logan. 
Also surviving are his stepfather, David Sycks of Logan; grandparents Mary and Donald A. Conner of Logan; three stepbrothers, James Sycks, Brandon Sycks, and Joey Wayne Blackburn, all of Logan; two stepsisters, Christina Sycks and Kari Sycks, both of Logan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Blackburn Sr. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, with the Revs. David Scott and King Kelly officiating. 
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

LADONNA JEAN BROOKS 
LaDonna Jean Brooks, 70, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 8 at her residence. 
Born June 22, 1927, Murray City, daughter of the late Jess and Effie Wilson Spencer, she was married to Daniel T. Brooks, who survives. 
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Logan. 
Also surviving are a son, Daniel L. Brooks of Logan; a grandson, Richard D. Brooks of Logan; and a brother, James Spencer of San Juan, Texas. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Jean Brooks; three brothers, Dale, Raymond and Donald Spencer; and three sisters, Eunice Spencer, Gladys Sorrell and Betty Schneider. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

JOHN MORLEY 
John Randolph Morley, 84, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 8 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness. 
Born Aug. 13, 1913, Logan, he was the son of the late Harry James and Lulu Peacock Morley. 
A retired laboratory technician for the State of Ohio Department of Transportation, he was a staff sergeant during World War II in the Army Air Corps having served in the South Pacific Theater from March 1942 to December 1945. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Logan and the Hocking County Scenic Hills Senior Center where he was active in the band and chorus. He formerly worked as a foreman for Godman Shoe Company in Logan. 
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ralph O. (Margaret G.) Moorehead of Logan; a niece, Mrs. Mickey (Patty) Rutter of Columbus; two nephews, David (Ginny) Moorehead of Akron and Tom (Linda) Moorehead of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several grand nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Harold and Robert Morley. 
At the deceased request, there will be no calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home. 

CLEM SCHWALBAUGH JR. 
Clem Schwalbaugh Jr., 67, Laurelville, died Saturday, Nov. 8 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. 
Born Dec. 2, 1929, Hocking County, son of the late Clem Sr. and Carrie Pritchard Schwalbaugh, he was married to Rozella Schwalbaugh, who survives. 
He was a member of the Red Men Lodge of South Bloomingville, Laurelville Memorial VFW, AMVETS of Logan, Fraternal Order of Eagles of Circleville, Moose Lodge of Logan and the American Legion of Ripley. He served as trustee for Perry Township, Hocking County, for many years. He was a construction worker for several years. He was always willing to help others and will be greatly missed by many. Although he had been in failing health for some time, he always enjoyed his friends coming to see him and listening to the words of God and songs of praise. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda Schwalbaugh Henson of South Perry; a granddaughter, Mrs. Scott (Angel) Collier of South Perry; two grandsons, Casey and Stacey McNichols of South Perry; and two sisters, Mildred McDonald of Spiceland, Ind., and Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Smith of Adelphi. He also leaves a host of other friends and relatives, including cousins and best friend George Pritchard. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Jean Schwalbaugh, a son, Ray Eugene Schwalbaugh, and a brother, Berman Schwalbaugh. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with the Revs. Raymond Welch and Hal Keeton officiating. 
Burial will be in Olive Cemetery, with graveside services by AMVETS. 
Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at the funeral home. 

HELEN BENTZ 
Helen K. Bentz, 58, Laurelville, died Monday, Nov. 10 at Berger Hospital, Circleville. 
Born March 22, 1939, Tarlton, she was the daughter of Raymond and Wilna Hedges of Amanda, who survive. 
Surviving are a son, Paul (Bridget) Bentz of Felicity; two daughters, Mrs. Rod (Dee) McGomery of Logan and Mrs. Scott (Dolly) Jones of Amanda; four grandchildren, Heather and Bethany McGomery and Dustin and Nicole Bentz; and two brothers, Loyd (Joyce) Hedges of Lovely, Ky., and Carl (Janet) Hedges of Amanda. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Charles Spier officiating. 
Burial will be in Tarlton Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

JOANN DAVIS 
JoAnn Davis, 57, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 9 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born July 25, 1940, Columbus, daughter of Verna Sawyer Case of Gahanna and the late Charles Case, she was married to Tom Davis, who survives. 
Retired from Rockwell International in Columbus, she was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Venus Chapter 76 Order of the Eastern Star, Women of the Moose 977, Bill Moose Muzzle Loading Club, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, TWIG I and the Institute for Certifying Secretaries. 
Also surviving are a son, Bob (Jackie) Engle of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Teri) Hartwell of Columbus; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Karen Huff of Springfield. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Robert McManaway officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Moose services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday and Eastern Star services will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Appalachia, 282 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701. 

DOROTHY DUNN 
Dorothy M. Dunn, 70, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 10 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster, following an extended illness. 
Born Feb. 1, 1927, New Straitsville, daughter of the late Pearl L. and Hulda D. Thompson Auker, she was the widow of Paul E. Dunn, who died in 1977. 
A member of the Logan Church of the Nazarene, she was a retired clerk for Ames Department Store, Logan. 
Surviving are two daughters, Rosalie Dunn of Logan and Mrs. Tim (Pauline "Polly") Riddlebarger of Lancaster; a son, Michael J. (Anita L.) Dunn of Paw Paw, Mich.; two grandchildren, Paul and Courtney Dunn of Paw Paw, Mich.; a brother, Fred Auker of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Juanita J. Auker of Logan. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Melissa Cecil, and three brothers, Ernest, Nash and John Auker. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwin L. Pressler officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

JUDITH THRAPP 
Judith A. Thrapp, 47, New Straitsville, died Sunday, Nov. 9 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born July 3, 1950, New Straitsville, daughter of Jackie Thomas Swelgin of New Straitsville and the late Dick Swelgin, she was married for 28 years to Robert Thrapp, who survives. 
She was a former employee of Smead Manufacturing in Logan. She was the New Straitsville village clerk, a member of the New Straitsville Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Mount Zion Community Church, where she served as youth choir and choir director, treasurer and youth teacher. 
Also surviving are a sister, Susan Miller of Vandalia; a mother- and stepfather-in-law Robert (Roberta) Keirn of Old Town; and one niece. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew Robert, and a daughter, Lee Anna. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Community Church, New Straitsville, with the Rev. Joe Blosser officiating. 
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and anytime Wednesday at the Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, and one hour prior to services at the church. 

RUTH WELCH 
Ruth E. Welch, 72, Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 10 at Hickory Creek Continuing Care Center, The Plains. 
Born Feb. 28, 1925, Haydenville, daughter of the late Carl Edward and Amy Elizabeth Skivers Speelman, she was married to Thomas Welch, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home. 

MELVIN LEE "TOM" WOOD 
Melvin Lee "Tom" Wood, 73, Carbondale, died Monday, Nov. 10 at his residence. 
Born Jan. 13, 1924, Athens County, son of the late Delbert Wood and Lucy Mae Seen, he was married to Alice Marguerite "Christie" Wood, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

NORMA CULLISON 
Norma Cullison, 68, Amlin, formerly of Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 10 at her residence. 
Born July 25, 1930, Athens County, daughter of Margaret McClain Brooks of Urbana and the late Louis Slazer, she was married to Ralph Cullison, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery. 
Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

JOHN "TIP" DRAKE 
John W. "Tip" Drake, 87, Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 11 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 24, 1909, Jacksonville, son of the late Charles and Ida Mae Chapman Drake, he was married to Lillian Mae Russell Drake, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Whitmore Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 

CHARLES BOSTATER SR. 
Charles Roger Bostater Sr., 67, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Melbourne, Fla., while on vacation. 
Born June 9, 1930, Williams County, son of the late Solomon and Myrtle White Bostater, he was married to Shirley Lyons Bostater, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home. 

KATHLEEN S. BOYD 
Kathleen S. Boyd, 96, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 13 at her residence. 
Born Oct. 31, 1901, Nelsonville, daughter of the late John Wesley and Florence E. Lorey Scott, she was the widow of John M. Boyd. 
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Interment of ashes will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 30 minutes prior to services at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, 69 E. Washington St., Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. 

ROBERT KOLBE 
Funeral services for the late Robert W. Kolbe, 62, Glouster, who died Nov. 13, 1997 in O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Son of the late Wesley R. and Gladys Smith Kolbe, he was born May 5, 1935 in Wellington, Ohio. 
Survivors include his wife, Dortha L. Hager Kolbe. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Nov. 17-22, 1997

FAITH ANN SWAIM 
Faith Ann Swaim, 61, Haydenville, died Saturday, Nov. 15 in Haydenville following an extended illness. 
Born Jan. 1, 1936, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Ruth L. Warren Patton, she was married to Ronald E. Swaim Sr., who survives. 
A 1954 graduate of Nelsonville High School, she was a member of Haydenville United Methodist Church and was a production worker at Goodyear in Logan. 
Also surviving are a son, Ronald E. (Shari) Swaim Jr. of Haydenville; three daughters, Lena Bruno of Fort Mitchell, Ky; Christy Easterling of Haydenville and Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Harkless of Logan; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, David (Marlene) Patton, Jerry (Judy) Patton, and Michael (Norma) Patton, all of Nelsonville, and Steve (Linda) Patton of Logan; four sisters, Mrs. Rev. Wilbur (Linda) White of Coshocton, Mrs. Mike (Penny) Jonas of Nelsonville, Mrs. Paul (Rebecca) Kurfis of Lima and Gloria Buchanan and friend Leroy Bell of Jacksonville. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sonia Patton. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haydenville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Mathias and Shawn Morgan officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Haydenville United Methodist Church. 

MAUDE GARDNER 
Maude Gardner, 84, formerly of Glouster, died Monday, Nov. 17 at Alter Care in Westerville. 
Born Dec. 7, 1912, Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Dora Van Horn Gardner. 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, with James Osborn officiating. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 

CHRISTOPHER SPAIN 
Christopher Spain, 74, Glouster, died Sunday, Nov. 16 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Born Feb. 9, 1923, Boncar, W.Va., son of Filliphe DeLuca Spain of Vermillion and the late Joseph Spain, he was married to Linda Berens Spain, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at 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. 

EVVA WINIGMAN 
Evva F. Winigman, 79, 45-year resident of the West Washington Street area in Nelsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 16 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. 
Born July 15, 1918, Nelsonville, daughter of the late John Sigmund and Myrtle Sweazy Wright, she was the widow of H. Ted Winigman, who died Sept. 11, 1975. 
A homemaker, she was a member of the Nelsonville Christian Church and a 1936 graduate of Nelsonville High School. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Grace) Pfaltzgraf of Nelsonville and Mrs. Steve (Jeanie) Wilcox of Atwater; five grandchildren, Jonathan Lax of Glouster, Nathan Lax of Nelsonville, and Heather, Brianne and Mark Wilcox, all of Atwater; a sister, Garnet McBride of Athens; and special friends Ada Gabriel, Jeanette Wolfe and Zarina Tufail, all of Nelsonville. 
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Fred, Ralph, Carl, Charles and John Wright, and two sisters, Almeda and Grace Wright. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Donald R. Davisson officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. 

VIRGIE HANKISON 
Virgie M. Hankison, 100, formerly of Sandusky, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, at Erie County Care Facility, Huron, following a brief illness. 
Born April 5, 1897, Mount Pleasant, daughter of the late Cleophius and Elizabeth Drescher Gardner, she was the widow of Arthur W. Hankison, who died Jan. 2, 1970. 
A member of Sandusky Alliance Church and a former member of the Macabees, she had worked at the Plum Brook Ordinance and later at Fisher-Titus Hospital in Norwalk. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Fleming of Sandusky; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Corwin Gardner. 
Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Friday at the David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with Pastor Doug Lang of the Sandusky Alliance Church officiating. 
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sandusky Alliance Church or to one's favorite charity. 

DELBERT "POLECAT" SKINNER SR. 
Delbert V. "Polecat" Skinner Sr., 70, Glouster, died Monday, Nov. 17. 
Born Nov. 6, 1927, Glouster, son of the late Judd and Ruth Withem Skinner, he was the widower of Naomi R. Shifflet Skinner, who died April 17, 1991. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit of Athens County. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

DELORIS ALICE ZARLEY 
Deloris Alice Zarley, 77, Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 17 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Feb. 9, 1920, Canton, daughter of the late Nathan and Lucille Rutter Wogan, she was the widow of Marion Eugene Zarley, who died in 1981. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

WAVELEAN ECKHART 
Wavelean Eckhart, 92, Gore, died Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Oct. 26, 1905, Hocking County, daughter of the late John H. and Tula Ann Donaldson Thompson, she was the widow of Floyd A. Eckhart. 
A homemaker, she was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Gore. 
Surviving are a son, Alfred L. (Nola) Eckhart of Canal Winchester; a daughter, Etta Mae Eckhart of Gore; three grandchildren, Douglas F. (Robin) Eckhart of Ashville, Curtis K. (Phyllis) Eckhart of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mrs. Dennis (Melanie Sue Eckhart) Mazur of Pataskala; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church, Gore, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating. 
Burial will be in Gore Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. 

NELSON LEEWOOD "LEE" JACKSON 
Nelson Leewood "Lee" Jackson, 80, Sugar Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 18 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 9, 1916, Fairfield County, son of the late Charles and Minnie Jackson, he was married to Gloria Wallet Daubenmire Jackson, who survives. 
A farmer, he was retired from Anchor Hocking. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and VFW Post 1380, Lancaster. 
Also surviving are two stepsons, Harold (Mona) Daubenmire of Logan and Roger (Janet) Daubenmire of Sugar Grove; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dan (Ella) Fouch of Sugar Grove; two foster grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray (Connie) Jackson of California, John (Mary) Jackson of Lancaster, and Andrew (Helen) Jackson of Lancaster; four sisters, Beulah Streng and Joann Burgoon of Lancaster, Mrs. Pearl (Gladys) Dean of Lancaster and Mrs. Buck (Helen) Eskew of Lancaster. 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Daubenmire Jackson; three brothers; and four sisters. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dan Fouch officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, where graveside military services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Color Guard Unit. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

MARGARET ASHBAUGH 
Margaret Ashbaugh, 88, Shawnee, died Wednesday, Nov. 19 at her residence following an extended illness. 
Born Jan. 4, 1909, Shawnee, daughter of the late Richard P. and Katherine Gibson Nicholas, she was the widow of Carl D. Ashbaugh, who died in 1953. 
A retired elementary teacher, she taught at New Straitsville, Sayre, Shawnee, Carlisle and New Lexington. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Education Fraternity, Retired Teachers Association of Perry County, the Tecumseh Senior Citizens and Blue Bell Chapter 151 Order of the Eastern Star. 
Surviving are four sons, Carl (Joyce) Ashbaugh of Charlotte, N.C., Tom Ashbaugh of Austin, Texas, Ned (Mary Jo) Ashbaugh of Zanesville and Mike Ashbaugh of New Lexington; a brother, Richard Nicholas of Carlisle; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Austin Nicholas; a sister, Kathleen Harrop; and a granddaughter, Paula Ashbaugh. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee United Methodist Church with Elder David Mingus officiating. 
Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and after 7 Saturday at Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, and one hour prior to services Sunday at the church. 
Eastern Star Services will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

THORLEIF "TINY" BENTZ 
Thorleif "Tiny" Bentz, 53, Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center, Carroll. 
Born Jan. 16, 1944, Rochester, Penn., son of Thorleif Olsen Bentz and Virginia Bentz Hendricks, he was married to Donna Jean Ohlinger Bentz of Logan, who survives. 
A professional wrestler, he was a truck driver and a veteran of the Navy and a former Racine volunteer firefighter. He was a member of Racine First Baptist Church. 
Also surviving are a son, Larry Bentz of Boston, Mass; two stepsons, Rick (Crystal) McFarland of Lancaster and Shane Smith of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Tammy) Clark of Logan; two brothers, William "Peb" Thorla of Pomeroy and Robert (Penny) Thorla of Siler City, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Ken (Ruthie) Shuler of Racine; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Henry and Freda Bentz, and two nephews, Travis Thorla and Christopher Corey Hendricks. 
Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine. 
Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery, Racine. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

JAMES EDWARDS 
James Edwards, 86, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 20 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. 
Born May 13, 1911, Leon, W.Va., son of the late Woodbury Green and Elsie Stalder Edwards, he was married to Hattie DeVault Edwards, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9. 

GLADYS IRENE HAMILTON 
Gladys Irene Hamilton, 74, Logan, died Thursday, Nov. 20 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Star Pierson, she was born July 17, 1923 at Greendale. 
Survivors include her husband, Russell L. Hamilton; two daughters, Sharon Burgess and Londa L. Hamilton, both Logan; a sister, Nellie McQuaid, Logan; and a grandchild, Susan Woods. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Snyder; four brothers, Roy, Ralph, Floyd and Charles Pierson; and a sister, Opal Crooks. 
Private graveside services will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery. No calling hours will be observed. 
The family requests no flowers, however, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 
Arrangements are by the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 

JESSE A. "JESS" STEVENS 
Jesse A. "Jess" Stevens, 73, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 21 in Veterans Hospital, Cincinnati, after an extended illness. 
He was retired from the former Carborundum Company in Logan and was an Army veteran of World War II. 
Son of the late Ralph and Grace (Hoy) Stevens, he was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Perry County. 
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 11, Lancaster. 
Survivors include his wife, Sara Lou (Standiford) Stevens; three sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Patricia Stevens, Gary and Debbie Stevens and Jesse and Carla Stevens, all Logan; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Patty and Danny Kline and Martha and John Rooker, all Logan, Grace and George Payne, Laurelville, Rose and Dale Thurston, Hue, Linda Hartshorn, South Bloomingville, Mary and Donald Keeney, Rockbridge and Sarah Triplett , South Perry; a stepson and wife, Steve and Charlene Golden, Bremen; two sisters, Isabelle Fogerty and Annabelle Richards, both Brownsville, Texas; and three brothers, Charles Stevens, Columbus, Luther Herron, Nelsonville, and Donald Gear, Toledo; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Mae (Ringhiser) Stevens, in 1994, and a daughter, Donna Stevens Biebler. 
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. King Kelly officiating. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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