Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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FRANCIS BARRETT SR. 
Francis M. Barrett Sr., 86, Coshocton, died Saturday, Dec. 13 at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. 
Born Jan. 16, 1911, Jacksonville, son of the late James and Bertha May Allensworth Barrett, he was the widower of Lillian Louise Allen Barrett. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM DIXON 
William V. Dixon, 67, Glouster, died Friday, Dec. 12 in Columbus as a result of an automobile accident. 
Born Aug. 14, 1930, Jobs, son of Luella James Dixon of Logan and the late Willard Dixon, he was married to Gladys A. Windell Dixon, who survives. 
An Air Force veteran, he was a retired meat cutter for the Kroger Company after 45 years of service. He was a member of the former United Brethren Church in Murray City, the Bishopville Masonic Lodge, Logan Moose Lodge, Murray City American Legion, Jacksonville VFW and Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Diana) Gwilym, Mrs. Ken (Kathy) Locke and Mrs. Dave (Vicky) Gilders, all of Glouster; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Joey Gwilym, Keith Locke, Brad and Tiffany Gilders, all of Glouster; two brothers, Paul Dixon of The Plains and Ted Dixon of Junction City; a sister, Judy Powers of Logan; and special friends Lee and Ann Bateman of Logan and George and Doris Cullins of Newark. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Dixon. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glouster Church of Christ with James Osborne officiating. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. 
Masonic services will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and Moose Lodge services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Society, 145 N. High St., Suite 800, Columbus, Ohio 43215. 

ROSELLA LEMADY 
Rosella R. Lemady, 81, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Dec. 13 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born April 2, 1916, Hollister, daughter of the late Thomas and Emily Bickley Hardy, she was the widow of Michael Lemady. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Miller Town Cemetery, Corning. 
Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

MARCIA McWILLIAMS 
Marcia A. McWilliams, 92, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Sunday, Dec. 14 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. 
Born Dec. 13, 1905, Hocking County, daughter of the late Albertus "Bert" and Jennie Mae Burgoon Keister, she was the widow of Sanford A. McWilliams, who died June 4, 1982. 
She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church Missionary Group and a former Sunday school teacher for the church located near Maxville. She was also a former member of the Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Gibisonville. 
Surviving are a son, Lloyd (Mary Ellen) McWilliams of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Mrs. Dana (Sharon K.) Deem of North Carolina and Mrs. Dean (Pamela A.) Pontius of Amanda; two sisters, Golda Dennis of Marysville and Glenova "Verle" Keister of Amanda; several nieces and nephews; and four great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nettie Hartley and Amy Marshall, and a brother, Otto Keister. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Charles Spier officiating. 
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Gibisonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church, 7038 Township Road 234 Southwest, Logan, Ohio 43138. 

MYRTLE M. AMOS 
Myrtle Marie Amos, 81, Logan, died Monday, Dec. 15 at Logan Health Care Center after an extended illness. 
Born March 29, 1916, Maxville, daughter of the late George Elmer and Cora Edith Mohler Miller, she was the widow of William Amos, who died Jan. 18, 1984. 
She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are two sons, Carl Dean (Marilyn) Wilson of Hamden and Charles W. (Peggy) Wilson of Logan; four sisters, Nellie Bowlby of Logan, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Wolfe of Maxville, Clara Markham of Pennsylvania and Mrs. John (Mary) Bowers of The Plains; a brother, Jesse Miller of Maxville; a granddaughter, Kimberly Wilson Allison of Wellston; a grandson, Shawn Beakman of Logan; a step granddaughter, April Drake of Logan; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Allison of Wellston. 
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Edith Marie Amos and Judy Marlene Amos; and four brothers, Homer E., Elmer T., Carl and Sherman Miller. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger L. Fidler officiating. 
Burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery, Monday Creek Township, Perry County. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

DENA KIRKENDALL 
Dena Kirkendall, 76, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 14 at her residence. 
Born June 27, 1921, daughter of the late Clarence Turner and Jessie Stanley Turner Townsend, she was the widow of Ronald Denny. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

PAUL FRANKLIN "FRANK" LAX 
Paul Franklin "Frank" Lax, 68, Buchtel, died Saturday, Dec. 13 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Aug. 17, 1929, Carbon Hill, son of the late Charles D. and Tillie Johnson Lax, he was married to Betty J. Davis Lax, who survives. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sterling (Mary) Dietrich of Nelsonville; a sister, Mrs. Don (Joan) Hamilton of Logan; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Lois Clouston of Logan; and special friends Joyce Stanley of Buchtel and Debbie Shockey of Shade. 
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, John, Ernest and Howard Lax; a sister, Avanell Wilkinson; and three infant brothers. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with Pastor Jon Hanning officiating. 
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time. 

HARRY ZIMMERMAN 
Harry B. Zimmerman, 81, Logan, died Monday, Dec. 15 at his residence. 
Born July 5, 1916, Hocking County, son of the late Harry E. and Nora Davis Zimmerman, he was married for 61 years to Josephine Horn Zimmerman, who survives. 
A retired farmer and sawmill operator, he retired after 21 years as a trustee of Washington Township, Hocking County, and was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are a son, Edward (Janice) Zimmerman of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Lon (Nancy) Vermillion of Logan; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold (Mae) Zimmerman of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Marguerite McGrady officiating. 
Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hocking County. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today, anytime Wednesday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 961, Logan, Ohio 43138, or Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. 

FRANCIS BARRETT SR. 
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, for Francis M. Barrett Sr., 86, Coshocton, who died Saturday. 
The Rev. Charles Beard officiated. 
Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Arrangements were by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 

CARL BROOKE 
Carl K. Brooke, 78, Rockbridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 17 at his residence. 
Born March 10, 1919, Columbus, son of the late Carl H. and Bernice Emswiler Brooke, he was married for 56 years to Mary E. Griste Brooke, who survives. 
The body has been cremated at Mr. Brooke's request and private memorial services will be held at a later date. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 

EVELYN BROWN 
Evelyn Joyce Brown, 42, Logan, died Tuesday, Dec. 16 at her residence. 
Born April 25, 1955, Lancaster, daughter of William Williams of Lancaster and the late Phyllis E. Canter Williams Ford, she was married to Billy Dean Brown, who survives. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Angela) Daubenmire of Logan and Mrs. Nathaniel (Tina) Morgan of Logan; three brothers, Michael Williams of Lancaster, Bryan Ford of Columbus and David Ford of Columbus; three grandchildren, Bradly and Cassie Daubenmire of Logan and Tenisha Morgan of Logan; three nieces, Jessica Mayes of Lancaster, Jennifer Ford of Columbus and Andrea Ford of Lancaster; aunt and uncle Mary and Ralph Canter of Logan and a grandniece, Kailey Ford of Lancaster. 
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Dickie Ford, and her grandparents, Jack and Alma Canter, as well as several aunts and uncles. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lambert officiating. 
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL 
William Caleb Campbell, 5, Glouster, died Thursday, Dec. 18 at his residence. 
Born April 2, 1992, Athens, he was the son of William Phillip and Mary Katherine Campbell of Glouster. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Glouster United Methodist Church with the Rev. Connie Powers-Faires officiating. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Society of America Central Ohio Chapter, 145 N. High St., Suite 800, Columbus, Ohio 43215. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 

CARL HUPRICH 
Carl A. Huprich, 79, Robertsdale, Ala., formerly of Carbon Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 17 in Pensacola, Fla. 
Born May 30, 1918, New Bedford, son of the late Balthaser Huprich and Gertrude Fischer Huprich Ladrach, he was the widower of Dorothy Helen Hawk Huprich, who died in 1994. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

BERTHA PROPS-NOBLE 
Bertha M. Props-Noble, 91, Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Aug. 23, 1906, Roane County, West Virginia, daughter of the late John and Christina Lukens Wells, she was the widow of John W. Noble. 
A homemaker, she was a former cook at the former Marion School and a member of Freedom Memorial Church. 
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Betty L. Props of Logan; five grandchildren, Stephen L. Props of Dublin, Joseph L. Props of Logan, Harley Thomas Props of Orlando, Fla., Connie L. Campbell of Logan and Tracie L. Clark of Lancaster; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Laura Lynch of Parkersburg, W.Va. 
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harley L. Props; a son, Hubert L. Props; eight brothers, Will, Fred, George, Clarence, Aubry and Ernest Wells and infant twin brothers; and a sister, Rusha Shumway. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph N. Cordle officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today and two hours prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. 

EMILIE RINGHISER 
Emilie M. Ringhiser, 47, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 18 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Aug. 20, 1950, Columbus, daughter of James Guisinger Sr. of Columbus and the late Florence Banks Guisinger, she was married to Terry Ringhiser, who survives. 
An active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she celebrated her Savior's love for her by teaching Sunday school and vacation Bible school, serving as an evangelist and missionary, singing in her church choir and helping at Someone Cares. 
Also surviving are a son, Larry D. Ringhiser of the home; two daughters, Rachel D. and Chelsea L. Ringhiser, both of the home; a brother, James Guisinger Sr. of Reynoldsburg; her father- and mother-in-law, Don and Marvine Ringhiser of Westerville; a sister- and brother-in-law, Mary and Dan Near of Gahanna; a niece, Danielle Near of Gahanna; and a nephew, Justin Near of Gahanna. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Danny Koch officiating. 
Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Terry and Emilie Ringhiser Fund in care of Citizens Bank, 188 W. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

WALTER "JUNIOR" GLENAMAN 
Walter "Junior" Glenaman, 71, Logan, went to be with his Lord Friday, Dec. 19 at his residence following an extended illness. 
Born June 19, 1926, Perry County, son of the late Walter P. and Hazel Coffman Glenaman, he was married to Virginia L. Neal Glenaman, who survives. 
A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of VFW Post 6854, DAV and American Legion, all of Logan. He was a past president of Painting &Decorators Contractors of America and was an honorary life member. He was a trustee for the Construction Advancement Program. 
Also surviving are two sons, David Walter (Carol) Glenaman of McArthur and Daniel Paul Glenaman of Hartville; two stepsons, Edward Lee (Robin) Langford of Cleveland and Roger Lynn Langford of Logan; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Johnnie (Doris Elaine) King of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; a brother, Francis (Betty) Glenaman of Glouster; and five sisters, Pearl Lawson of Lebanon, Ind., Lucy Miller of Logan, Mrs. Arnold (Shirley) Mathena of Nelsonville, Mrs. Joe (Grace) Azbell of Logan and Mrs. John (Hazel) Carroll of Shawnee. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, June Ann Glenaman; a stepson, Richard Duane Langford; and two brothers, Franklin and Lewis Glenaman. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. 
Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County. 
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  

RUTH BOWMAN 
Ruth Bowman, 96, Chillicothe, died Friday, Dec. 19 following an extended illness. 
She was born June 5, 1901 in Logan, the daughter of Harrison and Margaret Nihiser. On Nov. 13, 1926, she married Ralph J. Bowman, who preceded her in death in 1967. 
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Poling, Chillicothe; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home, 77 E. Fifth St., Chillicothe. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Chillicothe. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, Chillicothe. 

HAROLD M. HAAS 
Harold M. Haas, 69, formerly of Reynoldsburg, died Friday, Dec. 19. 
He was retired from National City Bank and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L., and sister, Jean Fishel. 
Survivors include a son, Steve Haas, Columbus; a daughter, Carol (Keith) Crabtree, Reynoldsburg; three step-grandchildren and a sister, Helen (Don) Lawrence of Arizona. 
Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at the Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Bob Buchan officiating. 
Interment will be at Glen Reset Memorial Estate. 

BETTY J. LAX 
Betty J. Lax, 72, Buchtel, died Saturday, Dec. 20. 
Daughter of the late Fred Allen and Minnie E. (Campbell) Davis, she was born April 15, 1925 at Nelsonville. 
A 1943 graduate of Nelsonville High School, she was a homemaker and a 25-year employee of the Kroger Company. 
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Sterling Dietrich, Nelsonville; a sister, raised in the home as a daughter, and brother-in-law, Lois and Roy Clouston, Logan; a sister, Doris Chandler, Carroll; a sister and brother-in-law, Lelia Pierce and Elmer Barry, Sebring, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold R. and Mary Davis, Waverly, and Sam and Georgia Davis, Columbus, and a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Don Hamilton, Logan; two
grandchildren; and three great- 
grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Franklin "Frank" Lax, on Dec. 13, and two brothers, Robert Eugene and Fred Allen Davis Jr. 
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Jon Hanning officiating. Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery, Hocking County. 
Memorial donations may be made to The Visiting Nurses Association, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701. 

HAROLD E. MOSS 
Harold E. Moss, 84, Glouster, died Friday, Dec. 19 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains. 
Son of the late Edward D. and Grace Loomis Moss, he was born Aug. 10, 1913 at Columbus. 
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Loomis Moss. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Schoedinger Funeral Home, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, which is handling arrangements. 
Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

JANET ASHBAUGH 
Janet Ilene Ashbaugh, 68, formerly of Athens, Orlando, Fla., and Junction City, died Friday, Dec. 19 in Bremen as the result of an automobile accident. 
Born Sept. 30, 1929, Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Earl and Myrtle Chenney Gatrell, she was the widow of Isaac Ashbaugh, who died Oct. 3, 1997. 
She was employed by Southland Corp. as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Church of God and American Legion Auxiliary Post 376, Junction City. 
Surviving are two sons, Brad (Amy Rossie) Ashbaugh of Logan and Robert (Kay) Ashbaugh of Plainfield, Ill.; a daughter, Debi Ashbaugh of Apopka, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ed (Shirley) Connor of Wheeling, W.Va.; special friend Kathy Poling of Junction City; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Sue Ashbaugh. 
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bremen Jerusalem Church with the Rev. Keith Ruff officiating. 
Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Athens. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kidney Association or World Wildlife Fund. 
Arrangements are by Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home, Bremen. 

MARY KENNARD 
Mary A. Kennard, 79, Nelsonville, died Monday, Dec. 22 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born June 6, 1918, Athens County, daughter of the late John and Goldie Carter Duskey, she was the widow of Dean W. Kennard Sr., who died in 1976. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, Athens County. 
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time. 

RICHARD "DICK" LeMASTER 
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel for Richard "Dick" LeMaster, 56, Columbus, Miss., who died Dec. 17 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Golden Triangle, Columbus, Miss. 
The Rev. Glenn Miller officiated. 
Burial was in Friendship Cemetery. 
Born July 8, 1941, Logan, son of Mrs. Blanche Hopkins Pritchard of Lancaster and the late Edward R. LeMaster, he will be sadly missed by his wife of 38 years, Beth Norwood LeMaster. 
He was employed as a project superintendent with the Al Johnson Construction Company. He had been with the company for 32 years. 
Also surviving are two sons, Rick (Sharon) LeMaster of Marksville, La. and Keith (Shelly) LeMaster of Kuna, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Kelly) Hayes of Columbus, Miss., and Mrs. Howie (Melissa) Cheresnick of Pompana, Fla.; two grandchildren, C.J. LeMaster of Booneville, Miss., and Emily Hayes of Columbus, Miss.; his stepfather, Roy Pritchard of Lancaster; a brother, Robert (Glennis) LeMaster of England; four sisters, Mrs. James (Gladys) Roley of Logan; Mrs. Robert (Goldie) Clark of Bremen; Anita LeMaster of Lancaster and Luci Pritchard Martin of Lancaster; and several in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. 
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Gladys) Hopkins. 
Active pallbearers were Tom Peick, Eugene "Smokey" Hess, Tom "Gunny" Grabner, Carl Strickland, John Burchard, Harold Thomas, Bob Long and Buster Powell. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Whitaker, Dr. Lance Busch, Chuck Hopkins, Ray Gunderson, Hospice staff, Al Johnson Co., friends and family. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 32, Columbus, Miss., 39703, or BMH-GT Hospice, P.O. Box 1307, Columbus, Miss., 39703. 

MONA JEAN MEYER 
Memorial services were held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home for Mona Jean Meyer, 61, Logan, who died Wednesday, Dec. 24 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Pastor Danny Koch officiated. 
Per Mrs. Meyer's request she was cremated. 
Born Jan. 25, 1936, Hocking County, daughter of the late Vernon Alfred Davis and Bessie Alta Campbell Davis-Stewart, she was married to Don F. Meyer, who survives. 
A former Head Start nurse, she was also a former employee of Odd Lots and former owner of 7777 Cab Co. of Logan. She was a former member of Logan Eagles Auxiliary. 
Also surviving are three sons, Richard E. Wyckoff of Dade City, Fla., Trent Wyckoff of Columbus and Harold K. Wyckoff of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Edson (Jane Ann) Durst and Mrs. Tim (Kathy) McDaniels, both of Logan; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

PHYLLIS A. VAN CUREN 
Phyllis Ann Van Curen, 64, Logan, died Tuesday, Dec. 23 at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, after an extended illness. 
Born Oct. 1, 1933, Logan, daughter of Helen Lucille Cooper Wilson of Logan and the late Clyde Murvin Wilson, she was the widow of Bernard Mark Van Curen Sr., who died in 1973. 
She was a homemaker and a former member of Logan Eagles Auxiliary. 
Also surviving are two sons, Bernard Mark Van Curen Jr. and Shawn Eugene Van Curen, both of Logan; a daughter, a daughter, Melissa Jo Belcher of Logan; four sisters, Pat Wright of Welborn, Fla., Judy Bourne of Logan, and Marjorie Wilson and Shirley Frazier, both of Lancaster; and four grandchildren, Brandon Hickey, Ashley James, Dedria Belcher and Whitney Belcher, all of Logan. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph N. Cordle officiating. 
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hocking County. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Logan Church of God, 321 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

WILMA JEAN EVANS 
Wilma Jean (Mohler) Evans, 1708 Braiding Road, Akron, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25. 
Daughter of Charles and Jane Mohler, she was born in Logan and graduated from Logan High School in the class of 1941. She lived most of her life in Akron. 
Survivors include her husband, Jim Evans; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Pat and Jimmy and Donna; three grandchildren; and tree great-grandchildren. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 W. Main St., Akron, where the funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. 
For further information, call (330) 376-4251. 

JOAN CAROL HOWARD 
Services for Joan Carol Howard, 45, Logan, who died Wednesday, Dec. 24 at her residence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 
Daughter of the late William and Dorothy Schneider Howard, she was born Oct. 15, 1952 at Garfield Heights. 
She is survived by her companion for life, Bev Long. 
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise. 
It is suggested memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212-2000. 

RALPH WINDLE 
Ralph Windle, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 25 at St. Ann's Hospital. 
He was retired from the City of Columbus, Division of Electricity in building maintenance and was a retired captain in the Ohio National Guard. 
He was a member of Carpenter's Local Union No. 206 and the IBEW Local No. 71. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Madrid. 
Survivors include sisters, Ruth Pendergast, Columbus, and Elsie Matzenbacker, Marissa, Ill.; stepdaughters, Patsy Webb and Judy Colvin; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Schoedinger Linden Chapel, 2741 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, with Rev. Fred Ketner officiating. 
Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. 

WILMA JEAN EVANS 
Wilma Jean Mohler Evans, 1708 Breiding Road, Akron, died Thursday, Dec. 25. 
Born in Logan, daughter of Charles and Jane Mohler, she was married to Jim Evans, who survives. 
She graduated from Logan High School in the class of 1941 and lived most of her life in Akron. 
Also surviving are two sons, Tom (Pat) Evans and Jimmy (Donna) Evans; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 W. Main St., Akron, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. 
For further information, call (330) 376-4251. 

ELEANOR SHEPARD 
Eleanor A. Shepard, 93, Logan, formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, Dec. 28 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
She was the widow of Dr. E.P. Shepard. 
She was a member of Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are a son, the Rev. Frank J. (Rosalie) Frazier of Logan; a daughter, Imojean Ashbaugh of Somerset; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Kenneth Frazier, and two daughters, Wilma Frazier and Wianona Boumgardner. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Pastor John W. Hara officiating. 
Burial will be in Old Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gideons International Bible Fund, P.O. Box 574, Lancaster, Ohio 43130. 

CLYDE JUNIOR BROWN 
Clyde Junior Brown, 72, New Straitsville, died Saturday, Dec. 27 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
Born March 31, 1925, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Martin and Louise Mullins Brown. 
No calling hours will be observed. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 

ERNEST GILBERT WEST JR. 
Ernest Gilbert West Jr., Columbus, formerly of Logan, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 28 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 29, 1926, Logan, W.Va., son of the late Ernest Gilbert and Lucille (Stollings) West Sr., he was the widower of Arbutus L. (Barton) West, who died July 9, 1978. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark A. Bailey officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. 

HAROLD D. WILLIAMS SR. 
Harold D. Williams Sr., 57, Mount Vernon, died Saturday, Dec. 27 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Oct. 23, 1940, Hollister, son of Estella Roberts Williams-Reffitt of Mount Vernon and the late Dallas Williams, was married to Carol Sue Price Williams, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

ILOGENE CRON 
Ilogene Cathryn Cron, 75, Logan, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 1 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Nov. 22, 1922, Piqua, daughter of the late John Morris and Thedora Mercedes Munk Mays, she was married to Col. Rodney L. Cron, who survives. 
A homemaker, she was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are three sons, Michael (Karen) Cron of Logan, Rodney L. Cron III of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Patrick M. Cron of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Melodie M.) Robinson of West Harrison, Ind.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Benjamin T. Edwards officiating. 
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, where committal services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home. 

CHARLES GORDON SR. 
Charles F. Gordon Sr., 67, Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, Dec. 31 at his residence. 
Son of the late James and Annabell Mansberger Gordon, he was married to Barbara L. Gordon, who survives. 
He was retired from the tank department of Anchor Hocking Glass. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Manuel (Judy) Selby of Lancaster, Mrs. Bill (Mary) McGrady of Rockbridge and Loretta Gordon of Columbus; three sons, Charles (Edna) Gordon Jr. of Logan, David Gordon of Sugar Grove and Dennis (Cindy) Gordon of Lancaster; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, John (Marge) Gordon of South Perry, Fred Gordon of Lancaster, Clifford (Lois) Gordon of Lancaster and Robert Gordon of Sugar Grove; and nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Errol Jones Jr. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Pastor Jerry Eaton officiating. 
Burial will be in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County. 

GARNET ROSS 
Garnet A. Ross, 80, Columbus, formerly of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 30 at Minerva Park Nursing Home, Columbus. 
Born Sept. 7, 1917, Oak Hill, daughter of the late Frank and Nancy Ellen Morgan Denny, she was the widow of Charles Ross. 
Following her retirement from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, she enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling with her friend, Mabel. 
Surviving are a son, Greg (Jan) Ross of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Marlin (Judy) Hardin of Columbus; a sister, Marie Janatovich of Cleveland; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Guy Denny, and a sister, Leona Herbert. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with her son, Pastor Greg Ross, officiating. 
Burial will be in C.M. Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

NELLIE SOHN 
Nellie Marie Sohn, 87, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born May 8, 1910, Kimberly, daughter of the late Martin VanBuren and Clara Westenbarger Pettit, she was the widow of William Sohn. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

HAROLD WILLIAMS SR. 
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home for Harold D. Williams Sr., 57, Mount Vernon, who died Saturday at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Shirley Roberts officiated. 
Music was by Cleo Graham, vocalist and pianist. 
Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Casketbearers were Tim, Tom, Todd, James, Marvin and Doug Williams. 

LEONARD R. CROW 
Leonard R. Crow, 82, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Chillicothe Veteran's Administration Medical Center. 
Son of the late Zelman and Melvie (McKengle) Crow, he was born July 23, 1915 at Mineral. 
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday. Military graveside services will be conducted Monday by the Combined Color Guard of Athens County, Ohio at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 

ELLIS B. DEW 
Ellis B. Dew, 73, Glouster, died Friday, Jan. 2 at his residence. 
Son of the late Cecil and Lela (Post) Dew, he was born Jan. 13, 1924 at Corning. 
He is survived by his wife, Julia Marshall Dew, Glouster. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, during which a wake service will be held at 2 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Glouster. Burial will be in Dew Cemetery. 

JERRY LEE TEAL 
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Souers Funeral Home for Jerry Lee Teal, 21, Nelsonville, who died Thursday, Jan. 1 at Doanville. 
Son of Gerry and Mary Ellen (Hall) Teal, Nelsonville, he was born Aug. 4, 1976 at Hope, Ark. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
It is suggested memorial contributions may be made to the Teal family. 

NORMA JEAN VORHEES 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Logan, for Norma Jean Vorhees, 64, Logan, who died Friday, Jan. 2 in Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness. 
She was a homemaker. 
Daughter of the late Charles and Lula Bell (Thompson) Wallace, she was born Feb. 2, 1933 in Greendale. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Logan. 
Survivors include her husband, James D. Vorhees, Logan; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Janell Vorhees, Alexander; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael McGonagle, Rockbridge; a granddaughter, Katie McGonagle, Rockbridge; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Festus Edwin and Sandra Wallace, Tampa, Fla., and Leo Wallace, Logan; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Conner, Logan; and several nephews and nieces. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Wallace. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to the funeral services. Rev. Lawrence H. "Bud" Myers will officiate. 
Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Laurel Township, Rockbridge.


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