Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Jan. 12-17, 1998

WILLIAM DORRIS 
William E. Dorris, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 10 at University Hospital, Columbus. 
Born Feb. 11, 1932, Union Furnace, son of the late George Robert and Lydia E. Holcomb Dorris, he was the widower of Darlene Mathias Dorris. 
A World War II veteran, he held a lifetime membership at the VFW in Lancaster. He also belonged to the Bexley American Legion and AMVETS Post 89. He was retired from the John N. Schilling Roofing Company of Columbus after 40 years of service. 
Surviving are two sons, William Frederick Dorris and Ricky E. Dorris, both of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Sonny (Janice L.) Gunn of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Joann) Biddow of Plain City; two brothers, John R. Dorris of Hebron and Michael A. Dorris of Logan; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Haddie Jean Iva Mae Elkins Dorris; a son, George Robert Dorris; an infant son; and two brothers, James E. Dorris and Richard L. Dorris. 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery, Sunbury Road, Columbus. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 2830 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus.

MARGARET HAWK 
Margaret J. Hawk, 69, Reynoldsburg, formerly of Nelsonville, died Saturday, Jan. 10 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. 
Born April 21, 1928, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Melvin and Mildred Skivers Bruce, she was the widow of Paul E. Hawk. 
She was a former employee of the Brooks Shoe Company, Nelsonville, and Joyce Shoe Company, Columbus. 
Surviving is a son, Paul M. Hawk of Reynoldsburg; two grandchildren, Terry Hawk and Amy Hawk; a brother, Dale (Joan) Bruce of Logan; five sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Mercedine) Warren of Doanville, Juanita Oliver of Haydenville, Madelyn Corwin of Reynoldsburg, Gail Barber of Nelsonville and Florine Bruce of Logan. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Mike Thomas officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JOHN STRICKLER 
John Adison Strickler, 85, Kirkpatrick, died Friday, Jan. 9 at Marion Manor Nursing Home. 
Born Nov. 13, 1912, Columbus, son of the late Rev. Robert F. Strickler and Clara F. Woods, he was married July 22, 1945, to Claire White Strickler, formerly of Logan, who survives. 
A retired art teacher from the Marysville School System, he was a member of the Church of Christ of Kirkpatrick. He attended the Cincinnati Academy of Art and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He also studied in Mexico. 
Surviving are several nieces and nephews and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Hill-Leslie of Gainesville, Fla. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Timson Allen Melroy Funeral Home, Caledonia, with Donald Kelley officiating. 
Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery. 
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Quality of Life Hospice of the Church of Christ of Kirkpatrick.

MARY VASKO 
Mary Vasko, 98, Murray City, died Friday, Jan. 9 at Kimes Convalescent Center, Athens, following an extended illness. 
Born Oct. 15, 1899, Jobs, son of the late George and Mary Fearns, she was the widow of John Vasko, who died April 27, 1966. 
She was a member of the former St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Murray City. 
Surviving are three sons, John (Melda) Vasko of Logan, George (Laila) Vasko of Columbus and Charles (Ruth) Vasko of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Ann Vasko of Buffalo; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by two sons, James and William; two granddaughters-in-law, Judy Vasko and Rosemary Vasko; four brothers; and two sisters. 
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, Buchtel, with Father John Mucha officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Christian wake services will be 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DENVER BROWN SR. 
Denver D. Brown Sr., 80, Rockbridge, died Monday, Jan. 12 at his residence. 
He was the widower of Ruth V. Brown. 
He was retired from Anchor Hocking and attended Advent Christian Church, Rockbridge. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 608 F&AM, Bremen; Aladdin Shrine Temple, Columbus; Tarhe Shrine Club, Lancaster; Hocking Hills Shrine Club, Logan; Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; and all Lancaster York Rite Bodies. 
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Virginia Brown of Elmhurst, Ill., and Mrs. Gary (Cheryl) Wangrin of Irving, Texas; a son, Denver (Dolores) Brown Jr. of Parma; three grandchildren, Karlin Wangrin of Irving, Texas, and Scott Brown and Valerie Sandry, both of Mesa, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Ester Torno of New Jersey; a half-brother, Joe Brown of California; and special friend Margaret Hooper. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Diora Shahan
officiating. 
Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Bremen Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 7 p.m. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Appalachian Community Hospice or American Cancer Society.

FRANCES COX 
Parthena Frances Cox, 86, Logan, died Monday, Jan. 12 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born April 25, 1911, Mason County, W.Va., daughter of the late Emmit and Rosalie Waugh Wallace, she was the widow of Virgil Cox. 
She attended People's Church. 
Surviving are two sons, Virgil (Charlotte) Cox of Rockbridge and Gary (Polly) Cox of Union Furnace; four daughters, Mrs. Merl (Evelyn) Spies of Columbus, Mrs. Willard (Betty) Parsley
of Livonia, Mich., Mrs. Ernie (Shirley) Parsley of Summersworth, N.H., and Mrs. Otis (Rose) Pritt of Lancaster;
31 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond Wallace of Logan. 
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Bud and Bill Cox, and 10 brothers and sisters. 
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
There will be no calling hours. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

BETTY CARLISLE 
Betty J. Carlisle, 74, Lancaster, died Monday, Jan. 12 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center. 
Daughter of Virgil and Blanche Kraft Walker, she was married to George C. Carlisle, who survives. 
She attended Rockbridge High School and was retired after 37 years from Anchor Hocking Plane One Sluer Department. She was a member of VFW Post 1380 Ladies Auxiliary. 
Also surviving are two sisters, Helen Savage and Mrs. Paul (Sue) Hockman, all of Lancaster; a brother, Ronald (Jean) Walker of Logan; a sister-in-law, Veronica Walker of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Delmar Walker; four sisters, Nettie Woltz, Dorothy Bolden, Jean Berry and Jeannine Rutter. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with Pastor John W. Harra officiating. 
Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

CLYDE CAMPBELL 
Clyde Campbell, 82, Dresden, formerly of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Jan. 15 at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 and Sunday from 9 a.m. until service time.

ETTA DARBY 
Etta S. Darby, 77, Glouster, died Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 
Burn July 28, 1920, Greens Run, daughter of the late Cecil R. and Velma McClelland Sanborn Sr., she was married for 59 years to Alfred T. Darby Sr., who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

FLORENCE DeLONG 
Florence Marie DeLong, 66, went to be with Jesus Wednesday, Jan. 14 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. 
Daughter of Donna Green of Lancaster and the late Roy Green, she was married for 27 years to Omer "Shorty" DeLong, who survives. 
She retired from Anchor Hocking Plant 2. She enjoyed traveling, crafts and feeding the birds and squirrels in the trailer court. She was a member of Groveport Apostolic Church. 
Also surviving are four sons, Timothy (fiance Heidi Reichenbach) Bush of Lancaster, Nathan (Sheena) Bush of Lancaster, Larry (Rosana) Bush of Lancaster and Kevin (Julie) Bush of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. David (Sandra) Gamble of Kissimmee, Fla.; a stepson, Michael (Carolyn) DeLong of Canal Winchester; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred (Connie) Schaeffer of Amanda; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bill (Jean) Green of LoOso, Calif., Lawrence (Jerri) Green of Punta Gorda, Fla., Jim (Marlene) Green of Pickerington and Richard (Mary Ann) Green of Blacklick; a sister, Ruth Corbin of East Fultonham; and uncle, Roger Davis; nieces; nephews; cousins; and special friends Sharon Jones and Ora Lee Heskett. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, B.J. Green, and a brother, Bert Green. 
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Groveport Apostolic Church, 7718 Groveport Road, with Pastor Paul H. Cook officiating. 
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Stoutsville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Groveport Apostolic Church.

LEONA ENGLAND 
Leona England, 94, formerly of New Bremen, died Thursday, Jan. 15 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born July 28, 1903, St. Mary's, daughter of the late George and Amelia Kopp Hertenstein, she was married Nov. 25, 1922 to Robert England, who survives in Logan. 
She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the women's organization of the church and sang in the church choir. She had been employed as a custodian for New Bremen Public Schools for a number of years. 
Also surviving are a son, Ned (Mary-Lee) England; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by two brother and seven sisters. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gilberg Funeral Home, New Bremen, with the Rev. Brady Seeley officiating. 
Burial will be in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. 
Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the church memorial fund.

CLYDE C. CAMPBELL 
Clyde C. Campbell, 82, Dresden, formerly of Nelsonville and also a Hocking County resident, died Thursday, Jan. 15 at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. 
Born May 23, 1915, Hocking County, son of the late P.C. and Mable McSherry Campbell, he was married for 56 years to Lora Jane Lowes, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery, Carbon Hill. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 and after 9 a.m. Sunday until the time of service at the funeral home.

ROSELLA "SIS" S. NIXON 
Rosella "Sis" S. Nixon, 97, Grandview, formerly of Logan, died Friday, Jan. 16 at St. Raphel's Home for the Aged, Grandview, after an extended illness. 
Born Sept. 5, 1900, Logan, daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Fox Schrader, she was the widow of Walter Nixon. 
She served as a housekeeper for 30 years at St. John Catholic Church Rectory for the late Rev. Father Charles P. Foy. She was a 25-year resident of Nazareth Towers, Columbus. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, St. Mary's Ladies Auxiliary 115 and Dominican Associates. 
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret C. Schrader, Clara Schrader and Mary Weiland; and four brothers, Joseph, Clem, Ralph and Anthony Schrader. 
Funeral Mass will be 9 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard Pendolphi officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home. 
Christian vigil services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jan. 26-31, 1998

THERESA "TESSIE" BROWN 
Theresa Margaret "Tessie" Brown, 83, Logan, died Saturday, Jan. 24 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born April 5, 1914, Columbus, daughter of the late Albert Joseph and Margaret Frances Wild Kaiser, she was the widow of Harold M. Brown, who died in 1993. 
She was a banquet and party waitress, having worked for the former Blosser Restaurant and for Bush's Restaurant. She had worked as an employee for Charlie Blosser, Charlie Bush and Lee Howdyshell. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, St. Mary Ladies Auxiliary 115 and the Rosary Club. She was also a former den mother for the cub scouts of St. John Troop, a former volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America, a former very active volunteer for Hocking County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a volunteer for Hocking Valley Community Hospital and she organized a Christmas gift-giving program for patients at the VA Hospital in Chillicothe. She was also a life member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. 
Surviving are three sons, Bill (Kathleen) Brown of Ashburn, Va., Tom (Peggy) Brown of Battle Creek, Mich., and Ed (Paula) Brown of Pickerington; two daughters, Jane Brown and Jean Brown, both of Logan; a sister, Margaret Mary Kaiser of Logan; six grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Frances Kaiser of Marietta and Louella Brown of Wapakoneta; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Kaiser. 
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi 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 memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. today by the local chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market St., Logan, Ohio 43138, or to the American Red Cross, Hocking County Chapter, 61 N. Market St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

LEO DORTON 
Leo F. Dorton, 67, Glouster, died Sunday, Jan. 25 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born June 2, 1930, Clarion, Vinton County, son of Lucille Napper Dorton of McConnelsville and the late James Earnie Dorton, he was married to Janice Drake Dorton, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Taylor Ridge Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Graveside military services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard.

GERALD MOWERY 
Gerald T. Mowery, 71, Bremen, died Saturday, Jan. 24 at his residence. 
Son of the late Ira and Myrtle Mowery, he was married to Lilian Ringhiser Mowery, who survives. 
He retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. Plant 1 in the set packer department after 38 years of service. He was a World War II US Navy veteran, serving as a seaman first class. He was a member of Bremen Jerusalem Church. 
Also surviving are three sons, G. Thomas (Charlotte) Mowery of Beavercreek, Michael Lee (Mary Jane) Mowery of Summit Station and Gregory S. Mowery of Rushville; two daughters, Rebecca Joyce Mowery and friend Charles Butcher of Lancaster and Mrs. Gary (Annette R.) Hillyer of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; a step-grandson; a great-granddaughter; two sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with the Revs. James Mathias and Keith Ruff officiating. 
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County or Bremen Jerusalem Church c/o the funeral home.

THELMA SMITH 
Thelma Marie Smith, 95, Circleville, formerly of Laurelville, died Friday, Jan. 23 at Americare Health Care Center, Circleville. 
Born April 22, 1902, Hocking County, daughter of the late Richard and Laura Wiggins Johnston, she was the widow of Joseph M. Smith, who died in April 1991. 
She and her husband operated the Smith Confectionery in Laurelville. She was a member of Haynes United Methodist Church of Laurelville and a member of the W.S.C.S. of the church. 
Surviving are two sons, Claude Riley (Minerva) Smith of Laurelville and Tom (Martha Rose) Smith of Laurelville; three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Laura Isabelle) Harmon of Laurelville, Rosdella Evans of Columbus and Mrs. Ronald (Norma M.) Courson of Circleville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Smith Jr., two brothers, Raymond and Marvin M. Johnston; and two sisters, Audrey Keck and Hazel Dresbach. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home, Circleville, with the Rev. Lawrence Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Laurelville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

SARAH F. BLACKBURN 
Sarah Faye Blackburn, 73, Corona, Calif., formerly of Logan, died Sunday, Jan. 25 at her residence. 
Born Jan. 31, 1924, Logan, daughter of the late Vernon and Sarah Nixon, she was the widow of John Blackburn. 
A self-employed real estate broker for 20 years, she was a secretary for First Congregational Church in Corona for five years. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Corona Women's Improvement Club, Navy League of Corona and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. 
Surviving are a son, John Blackburn of Newport Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia Stauff of Corona, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Nixon of Nelsonville; and three sisters, Kathryn Wilson of Norwalk and JoAnn Conkle and Beverly Lehman, both of Logan. 
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. James Mathias officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

MYRL COAKLEY 
Myrl E. Coakley, 76, Lancaster, died Sunday, Jan. 25 at his residence. 
He was the son of the late James G. and Rose E. Coakley. 
A World War II US Army veteran, he was a former owner and operator of the Wholesale Boot Outlet, Lancaster, and sold and installed electric heat in southern Ohio and West Virginia for many years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, American Legion Post 11 and Olivedale Senior Citizens Center. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Carmeta Kay) Sullivan of London; three grandsons and their families, Mike (Tracy, Megan and Luke) Sullivan of Grove City; Mark (Angela and Layne) Sullivan of Grove City; and Jason (Promys and Brooke) Sullivan of London; a sister, Ruth E. Bunthoff of Lancaster; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend Betty Daubenmire of Lancaster. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Coakley, and a great-granddaughter, Rebecca Sullivan. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with the Rev. John W. Harra and Pastor John Hayes officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

FRANK B. KRINOV 
Frank B. Krinov, 74, Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Laurelville, died Monday, Jan. 26 at National Health Care Center in Smithville, Tenn. 
Born June 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Peter and Sandra Krinov. 
Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

MARY E. YANTES 
Our beloved wife and mother, Mary Elizabeth Edwards Yantes, has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior. 
Daughter of the late Albert L. and Nettie Edwards, she was married to her loving and dedicated husband, Kenneth. 
Also surviving are her children, Mrs. Tom (Fairy R.) Milbaugh of Lancaster, Alan (Jane) Yantes of Pee Wee Valley, Ky. and Diana M. Yantes of Lancaster. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Hess; a brother, Franklin Edwards; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Cochran. 
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Chaplain Renee Burleigh officiating. 
Burial will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

ANNA BELLE POLING 
Anna Belle Poling, 75, Coachmans Drive, Orlando, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 27. 
Born in Hocking County, she was a fashion buyer for Marting Brothers. 
She moved to central Florida in 1982 and was a member of Conway United Methodist Church in Orlando. 
Surviving are one son, Roger Poling of Newport, N.C.; one daughter, Susan Salmons of Bowling Green, Ky.; one brother, William Wyskiver of Logan; one sister, Maude Glaspell of Logan; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, Orlando, Fla. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Her ashes will be interred at Baldwin-Fairchild Crematory, Orlando, Fla. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice the Comforter, 595 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32714-3125.

VERNIE "GRANNY" CONGROVE 
Vernie "Granny" Congrove, 87, Logan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness. 
Born April 7, 1910, Fort Gay, W.Va., daughter of the late David and Eliza Lambert McKenzie, she was the widow of Charles D. Congrove, who died in 1968. 
She was a member of D of A Memory Club, Daughters of America and Kline Memorial United Methodist Church in Enterprise. She bowled in Wednesday afternoon bowling league. 
Surviving are a son, Bob Congrove of Logan; a daughter, Mary Phillips of Logan; three grandsons, Robert Daniel (Kathy) Armstrong of Lancaster, David L. Armstrong of Carbon Hill and Jeffrey (Jackie) Phillips of Logan; two granddaughters, Mrs. Bob (Cheryl) Phillips and Mrs. Dan (Diane) Sargent, both of Logan; great-grandchildren, Kyle Armstrong and Karmen Armstrong, both of Lancaster, Josie Phillips and Jordan Phillips, both of Logan, Mrs. Todd (Teresa) Baker of Logan, Erin Phillips of Logan, Mrs. Pat (Crystal) Murtha of Athens and Susan Sargent of Logan; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Mrs. Carl (Donna) Geil of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Elbert, Dan, Walter and Elza McKenzie. 
Funeral services are 1 p.m. today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence M. Thompson officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

BETTY "PAT" GIFFIN 
Betty A. "Pat" Giffin, 57, Haydenville, died Wednesday, Jan. 28 at her residence. 
Born May 18, 1940, Morgan County, daughter of the late Herbert and Mabel Rutter Kasler, she was married to Lewis W. Giffin, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, SR 595, Logan. 
Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

LARRY GOBLE
Larry Eugene Goble, 47, Glouster, died Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born Sept. 16, 1950, Franklin County, he was the son of the late Martin and Jenny Mae Thompson Goble Sr. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

CATHERINE M. RICKETTS 
Catherine M. Ricketts, Marble Cliff, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 30. 
She was married to Warren Ricketts, who survives. 
She was a member of Women's Club, United Commercial Travelers, Columbus Circle International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, former president of St. Joseph Academy Women's Club, Our Lady of Victory Parish and a lifetime member of Mt. Carmel Auxiliary. 
Also surviving are children, Paula K. Green and Kathryn A. Ricketts; grandchildren, Laura K. Van Doren and Elizabeth L. Van Doren; a great-granddaughter, Devin M. Graham; and a sister, Rosemary Wahl. 
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road. 
Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. 
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at John Quint and Sons Funeral Home, 1177 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus. 
Rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Feb.2-7, 1998

JOHN COEY 
John B. Coey, 31, Glouster, died Sunday, Feb. 1 at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. 
Born March 16, 1966, Athens, he was the son of Thomas and Linda Russell Embrey of Glouster. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Glouster Church of Christ. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Eagles services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

MABEL MURRAY 
Mabel B. Murray, 91, Logan, died Saturday, Jan. 31 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born June 20, 1906, Little Hocking, daughter of the late Perry and Nancy Adaline Schuster Bond, she was the widow of Judge Fred A. Murray, who died Feb. 16, 1984. 
A retired school teacher, she taught in Union Furnace Schools for 14 years. She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women and served as president of that group for several years. She was also a member of Esther Circle of the church, TWIG III and the Tourist Club. She was a graduate of John Hancock High School of Athens and Ohio University. 
Surviving are two sons, James (Elizabeth) Murray of San Jose, Calif., and Michael (Cheryl) Murray of Bloomfield, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Steve (Jennifer) Murray of Mountain View, Calif., Scott (Yuka) Murray of Menlo Park, Calif., Bradley (Jennifer) Murray of Columbus and Mrs. Chris (Jessica) Roach of Bloomfield, N.Y.; a great-grandson, Sean Murray of Mountain View, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Opal) Miles of Little Hocking and Virginia Lane of Marietta; and a brother, Raymond (Lorena) Bond of Newport News, Va. 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Chester Bond. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 66 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

LOIS LEE MYERS 
Lois Lee Myers, 70, Westerville, formerly of Logan and Lancaster, died Saturday, Jan. 31 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. 
Born Feb. 12, 1927, South Bloomingville, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Opal Gertrude Hamilton Unger. 
A long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she formerly worked at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. She retired as a ceramic engineer technician from Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus. 
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Carla) Maniskas of New Albany, Donna Brenning of Westerville, Mary Myers Price of Lancaster, Amy Scherer of Lancaster and Julie Howard of Columbus; two sons, Randolph (Barbara) Myers of Fredricksburg, Va., and Michael (Linda) Myers of Millersburg; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy E. Blum and Nancy Unger. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lawrence H. Myers officiating. 
Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Laurel Township, Hocking County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

MARGARET MOODY 
Margaret M. Moody, 74, North Canton, formerly of Glouster, died Saturday, Jan. 31 at St. Luke Lutheran Home, Canton. 
Born Dec. 16, 1923, Glouster, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Sadie Mandry Moody. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Hollister Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

PAULINE OTT 
Pauline Leonard Ott, 85, Storrs, Conn., died Saturday, Jan. 31 in Storrs. 
Born Aug. 18, 1912, Dayton, she was the widow of Walter E. Ott. 
She was a longtime resident of Logan and is survived by a daughter, Gretchen Hall of Storrs.

MELVIN PACK 
Melvin Pack, 87, Nelsonville, died Monday, Feb. 2 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Feb. 17, 1910, Athens County, son of the late Dennis and Lear Pack, he was the widower of Kathleen Ossman Pack. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

JOHN REEVES 
John Robert Reeves, 51, Logan, formerly of Nelsonville, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 1 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born June. 10, 1946, Nelsonville, son of Florence Lehman Reeves of Logan and the late Jack Reeves, he was married to Mary Ruth Spence Reeves, who survives. 
He had worked at the former Logan Carborundum Plant for 19 years. He also formerly worked as a bus driver for MRDD Board in Hocking County and was former owner and operator of Leezure Pool Company in Logan. He was a member of Hocking Valley Amateur Radio Club, call number KC8FOM. 
Also surviving are two sons, Michael W. (Ginny) Reeves of Logan and John J. Reeves of Logan; three daughters, Teresa Vanhoose of Logan, Mrs. Chris (Danyel) Gee of Logan and Brandy Harper of Logan; four grandchildren, a brother, Richard Reeves of Somerset; and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Anita Sue) Smith of Columbus. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Denny Reeves. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Heskett 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.

ROBERT "ROB" ANDERSON 
Robert Douglas "Rob" Anderson, 17, Logan, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 2 at his residence. 
Born April 6, 1980, Sulpher, La., he was the son of R. Dennis Anderson and Connie Lee Newman Anderson, both of Logan. 
He was a senior at Logan High School and attended Tri-County Joint Vocational School in Nelsonville. He was a member of the Thespians group and had registered to join the United States Marine Corps. He attended Union Furnace United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are his step-mother, Dorothy Anderson of Logan; two sisters, Anna Dew of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jodi Herring of Logan; a brother, Eddie Dew of Roseville; two stepbrothers, Jacen Shoemaker of Logan and Michael Munn of Logan; maternal grandparents John and June Newman of New Straitsville; paternal grandmother Ruth Anderson Later of Logan; and fiancee Shanelle Cavinee of Corning. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joshua J. Anderson, and grandfather Hershel M. Anderson. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Revs. James S. Lambert and Richard Fitch officiating. 
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Green Township, Hocking County. 
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

FRED "JUNIOR" CONNER JR. 
Fred "Junior" Conner Jr., 69, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 3 at his residence. 
Born June 10, 1928, Hocking County, son of the late Fred F. and Pearl A. Wolfe Conner, he was married to Dorothy Brooks Conner, who survives. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

GERALD JOSEPH "JOE" DAVIS 
Gerald Joseph "Joe" Davis, 62, Bessemer, died Monday, Feb. 2 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. 
Born June 7, 1935, Shawnee, he was the son of the late Branson and Ruth Mills Davis. 
He was employed by Metalbestos, Logan, and formerly employed by RCA Corp., Cape Canaveral, Fla. He formerly attended Tri-State College, Angola, Ind., and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. 
Surviving are a brother, Kenneth Davis of Connett; two brothers, Robert (Molly) Davis of Welaka, Fla., and Bernard (Shirley) Davis of Buchtel; two sisters, Eileen Houck of The Plains and Mrs. Paul (Carol Sue) Spradling of St. Albans, W.Va. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margie Davis; a brother, David Davis; and a half brother, Harold Morrow. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Gary Carlson officiating. 
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard.

ALICE DONAHEY 
Alice Grace Donahey, 91, Logan, died Thursday, Jan. 29 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Sept. 24, 1906, Haskins, daughter of the late Vernon Milton and Blanche Elizabeth Mears Riegel, she was the widow of J. Hal Donahey. 
She served for many years on the Logan-Hocking County District Library Board. 
Surviving are a brother, Paul Riegel, and nieces and nephews. 
No calling hours will be observed at Mrs. Donahey's request. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the library.

WOODROW WILSON 
Woodrow Wilson, 82, Nelsonville, died Monday, Feb. 2 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Born Sept. 13, 1915, Hocking County, son of the late Henry and Cora Bell Brown Wilson, he was married for nearly 60 years to Arvilla Phillips Wilson, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

JOB MICHAEL DEVOL 
Job Michael Devol, infant son of Gary and Kelly Irons Devol of 7130 Hall St., Holland, Ohio, 43528 was stillborn at 12:30 p.m. at Flower Hospital in Toledo Saturday, Jan. 31. 
Gary was a former resident of the Logan area. 
Job was also survived by a sister, Abigail, and a brother, Nicholas; his grandparents, Lee and Barbara Irons of Holland and Calvin and Betty Devol of Buchtel; and two great-grandmothers, Marjorie Devol of Carbon Hill and Virginia Irons of Toledo. 
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, after the funeral services of his maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Bowers, who also died Saturday. 
Job will be buried beside Mrs. Bowers at the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, 4210 W. Central Ave., Toledo. 
No calling hours will be observed.

GERTRUDE FISK 
Gertrude G. Fisk, 91, Logan, died Thursday, Feb. 5 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Nov. 27, 1906, Leesburg, daughter of the late Bert J. and Daisy B. Taylor Kerns, she was the widow of Guy E. Fisk. 
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Judy Fisk of Logan; two grandchildren, Mrs. Bill (Leanne) Horwell of Newark and Robert K. Fisk of Logan; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kelsy Horwell of Newark; and a sister, Mabel Lehman of Lancaster. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert R. Fisk, and a brother, Wilbur Kerns. 
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Hocking County, P.O. Box 527, Logan, Ohio 43138. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

MINNIE FOLTZ 
Minnie V. Leach Foltz, 90, Columbus, formerly of Logan died Wednesday, Feb. 4 at her residence. 
She was the widow of Edward A. Leach. 
She was a member of Hilltop Lutheran Church. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jo, and a brother, Herbert Flaningam. 
Surviving are a daughter, M. Jean Leach; a son, Thomas (Faith) Leach; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Purnhagen and Helen Parcels; and Carl Foltz of Canton. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, with the Rev. Larry Baker officiating. 
Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call 3 to 8 p.m. today.

EUGENE HARDEN 
Eugene Merle Harden, 77, Logan, died Thursday, Feb. 5 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Jan. 7, 1921, Washington Township, Hocking County, son of the late Carl C. and Cora E. Carpenter Harden, he was married to Mabel I. McCune Harden, with whom he celebrated his 57th anniversary Sunday. 
A World War II Navy veteran, he was retired from North American Rockwell as an aerodynamics lab technician. 
Also surviving are a son, Larry E. (Lynette) Harden of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Patricia) Tolliver of Logan; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Woodrow (Harriett) Harden of Lancaster and Robert (Jean) Harden of Ocala, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Orrie (Merlyn) Cattran of Amanda and Mrs. Jerry (Bonnie) Clark of Union Furnace. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Ann Harden, who died in 1941, and four brothers, Grant, Donald, Lee and Porter Harden. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. 
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery, Washington Township, Hocking County, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

MATTIE MASH 
Mattie Mash, 70, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Feb. 5 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born June 9, 1927, Franklin County, daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Rife Bright, she was married to Lawrence "Don" Mash, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

RAYMOND F. HOLCOMB 
Raymond F. Holcomb, 75, Logan, passed in peace Friday, Feb. 6 at his residence after an extended illness. 
Born Feb. 3, 1923, Ewington, son of the late Ira and Ellen Mabel Kinnison Holcomb, he was married to Mary Ellen Brown Holcomb, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a self-employed farmer and a retired school bus driver from Logan-Hocking schools after 20 years of service. 
He was a member of Shepherd of the Valley United Brethern Church and a lifetime member of Logan DAV. 
Also surviving are three sons, Danny R. Holcomb, Douglas L. Holcomb and Gregory A. (Tammy) Holcomb, all of Logan; three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Peggy) Roach and Mrs. Tony (Karen R.) Stalford, both of Logan, and Mrs. Jay (Brenda S.) Reveglia of Buna, Texas; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four brothers, Franklin (Virginia) Holcomb and Robert (Ruth) Holcomb, both of Logan, Everett (Alice) Holcomb of Lakeland, Fla., and Ruben Holcomb of Xenia; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Reva) Primmer of Logan and Mrs. Richard (Laura) Reitter of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Madelin Green; and an infant granddaughter. 
Funeral services will be 4:30 p.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Douglas Stull officiating. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Memorial Mausoleum, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

JAMES E. McGUIRE 
James Edward McGuire, 58, Carbon Hill, died Friday, Feb. 6 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born Oct. 9, 1939, Gallipolis, son of Elizabeth Mae Adams McGuire-Fairtrace of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and the late Thurman McGuire, he was married to Sue Forbes Corwin McGuire, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery. 
Graveside military services will be conducted by Combined Color Guard Unit. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and anytime Sunday with the family in attendance from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Friends may also call anytime prior to the service Monday. 


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