Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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LEO KRETZNER
Leo Kretzner, 84, Vermillion, S.D., formerly of Logan, died Friday, Feb. 20 at Dakota Medical Center, Vermillion, following an extended illness.
Born May 29, 1913, Vienna, Austria, son of the late John and Marie Kemeter Kretzner, he was the widower of Helen Agnes Neubauer Kretzner, who died Oct. 1, 1984.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of St. John Catholic Church and a retired machine operator and tool and die maker for United Tool Die of Detroit, Mich. His interests were gardening, taking nature hikes and reading historical novels.
Surviving are a son, Leo John (Jane) Kretzner of Vermillion, S.D.; a sister, Mrs. Alfred (Elizabeth) Nothnagl of Vienna, Austria; two granddaughters; and special friend Eleanor Kornmiller of Logan.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

GEORGIA ROLLINS
Georgia M. Rollins, 90, Selma, Ind., died Sunday at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind., following a brief illness.
Born in Raleigh County, W.Va., daughter of the late Walter and Sarah Sheets, she was the widow of the Rev. Wilson Rollins, who died in 1974.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Adams Street Chapel of Parson Mortuary in Muncie, Ind.
Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Asbury United Methodist Cemetery near Carbondale.
Friends may call two hours prior to services at the funeral chapel.

ISABEL FLIGOR
Isabel D. Fligor, 88, Logan, formerly of Chillicothe, died Monday, Feb. 23 at her residence following an extended illness.
Born April 13, 1909, Chevy Chase, Md., daughter of the late John Howard and Dorothy Campbell Dynes, she was the widow of Allen O. Fligor, who died in 1972.
A homemaker, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She graduated from University
of Maryland in 1930 with a master's degree.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Doree) R. Ireton of Logan; a son, William (Barbara) Fligor of Parkersburg, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren, Bryan (Michelle) Ireton of Apex, N.C., Mrs. Dr. Dave (Kim) Cummin of Logan, Mrs. Mark (Dr. Jen) Ross of Ashville, John (Andrea) Ireton of Athens, Dave Ireton of Van Wert, Allen Fligor of Long Island, N.Y., Julie Fligor of Detroit, Mich., Andrea Fligor of Knoxville, Tenn., Elizabeth Fligor of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Laura Fligor of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and three great-grandchildren, John Cummin of Logan, Caitlyn Wiehe of Detroit, Mich., and Madalyn Ireton of Apex, N.C.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, William A. Dynes.
Private funeral services will be held Thursday morning at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. G. Kenneth Shafer Jr. officiating.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, with Pastor Rick Gillespie-Mobley officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.

HAROLD LARIMER JR.
Harold W. Larimer Jr., 77, Logan, died Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 7, 1921, Hocking County, son of the late Harold W. and Myrtle Kitchen Larimer Sr., he was married to Virginia A. Rogers Larimer, who survives.
A World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, he was retired from Hocking Valley Community Hospital Maintenance Department. He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and Mingo Lodge 171 F&AM.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Philip (Sue Ann) Finney of Columbus and Denise Larimer of Columbus; four grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a sister, Catherine Lackey of Columbus.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held 7:30 p.m. today.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 966, Logan, Ohio 43138.

ROBERT RASSMUSSEN
Robert C. Rassmussen, 78, Logan, died Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 9, 1919, Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Clarence Roy and Mildred Rassmussen.
Military graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Dayton National Cemetery.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

RUTH WARREN
Ruth Warren, 72, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born July 25, 1925, Athens County, daughter of the late Elza and Evelyn Ossman Miller, she was the widow of Harold
"Tug" Warren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

DALE WEAVER
Dale Gerald Weaver, 85, Dover, Tenn., formerly of New Straitsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Clarksville Memorial Hospital.
Born March 19, 1912, Etna, son of the late Jesse and Mary Strahl Weaver, he was the widower of Audrey Stover Weaver.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a heavy equipment operator for the state of Ohio. He was a life member of VFW of Dover, Tenn., and a former member of C.C.C.
Also surviving are a stepson, Lester Ambrose of Dover, Tenn.; three brothers, Donald Weaver of Bartow, Fla., Ralph Weaver of Jacksonville, Fla., and Bob Weaver of Platte Woods, Mo.; and three sisters, Glenna McClain of Bartow, Fla., Marjorie Jones of Newark and Faye Rockey of Thonotosassa, Fla.
Funeral services will be 5:30 p.m. today at Sykes Funeral Chapel, Dover, Tenn., with the Rev. Charles E. Stribling officiating.
The body will be cremated.
Friends may call 3:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral chapel.

ALVIN SILMOND
Alvin Silmond, 60, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Jan. 24, 1938, Cincinnati, he was the son of the late John and Agnes Peek Silmond.
No calling hours will be observed and burial will be private.
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

GARY RICHARDS SR.
Gary F. Richards Sr., 45, Glouster, died Saturday, Feb. 28 at his residence.
Born Dec. 25, 1952, Zanesville, he was the son of Betty McGlaughlin Richards of Glouster and the late Joseph D. Richards.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Glouster Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

DAVID BARTLETT
David M. Bartlett, 46, Asheville N.C., formerly of Logan, died Sunday, March 1 at Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville.
Born July 20, 1951, Logan, he was the son of Geraldine Hopkins Bartlett and the late James Bartlett.
An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a laboratory technician at St. Joseph Hospital in North Carolina and a member of the Logan VFW.
Also surviving are a son and a daughter; a half-brother, Jim Bartlett of Groveport; and two sisters, Barbara Bartlett of Logan and Pam Simpson of Corning.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bartlett, and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Randy Hardman officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the David M. Bartlett Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 188 W. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

CLARENCE LEASURE
Clarence D. Leasure, 81, Bremen, died Monday, March 2 at Americare-Honestead Nursing Center, Lancaster.
Born June 26, 1916, Logan, son of the late Clarence B. and Lenora Congrove Leasure, he was married to Helen L. Culbertson Leasure, who survives.
Retired after 38 years at Stuart Burial Vault Company, he was a World War II veteran, having served in the European Theater.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Arlene K.) Thomas of Bremen and Mrs. Gary (Sherry J.) Ross of Lancaster; five sons, Donald E. Leasure of Lancaster, Robert D. (Tammy S.) Leasure of Bremen, Gary D. Leasure of Lancaster, Larry L. Leasure of Lancaster and Rick A. Leasure of Cincinnati; two sisters, Ruby Ousley of Logan and Carmen Bowers of Columbus; three brothers, Harold Leasure of Columbus, Howard Leasure of Logan and Charles Leasure of Lancaster; several nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Bill and Herman.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home, Bremen, with the Rev. Mary Lou Householder officiating.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

SARAH WESTERVILLER
Sarah F. Westerviller, 66, Logan, formerly of the Doanville area, died Tuesday, March 3 in Lancaster.
Born May 11, 1931, Marion, daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Alpha O. Koon Saunders, she was married to Carl F. Westerviller Sr., 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 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9.

FLOYD BROWN
Floyd W. Brown, 88, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, March 4 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born June 20, 1909, Kimberly, he was the son of the late Aaron and Martha Morrison Brown.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday 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.

CECIL CHEVALIER
Cecil F. Chevalier, 77, Rockbridge, died Tuesday, March 3 at his residence.
Born April 30, 1920, Gallipolis, son of the late Finley and Emma Mae Chick Chevalier, he was married to Harriet Logan Chevalier, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired aviation mechanic from Rockwell International, Columbus. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, and Avery Lodge 493 F&AM, Hilliard.
Also surviving are a son, Barry L. Chevalier of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Sherry Chevalier of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Ella Belle McDonald of Gallipolis.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Chevalier, and a sister, Emma Frances Dabney.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Dr. Brooks W. Heck officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

HOWARD KITCHEN
Howard N. Kitchen, 85, Logan, died Wednesday, March 4 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 10, 1912, Benton Township, Hocking County, son of the late Jesse and Daisy Thomas Kitchen, he was married for 65 years to Helen Shaw Kitchen, who survives.
He established and owned Hocking Valley Welding for 20 years. He also owned and operated the Logan Construction Company with his sons, Larry and Keith, where they worked as pipeline contractors. He constructed and welded all of the downtown Logan Christmas lights. During World War II he worked as a welder on the Alaska Pipeline. He was a member of Logan Trinity United Methodist Church and Logan Moose Lodge 873. His hobbies were fishing and photography.
Surviving are five grandchildren, Mrs. Craig (Cindy) Davidson of Plant City, Fla., Douglas (Teresa) Kitchen of Logan; Mrs. Douglas (Amy) Wells of Worthington; Kathy Kitchen of Logan and Howard G. Kitchen of Logan; three great-grandchildren, Breanna Kitchen, Alyssa Kitchen and James S. Wells; a sister, Louise Glover of Reynoldsburg; two daughter-in-laws, Bette Kitchen and Sylvia Kitchen, both of Logan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Keith and Larry Kitchen; and a brother, Neale Kitchen.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Vernon Barrell officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 944, Logan, Ohio 43138 or to American Heart Association, c/o Deborah Keynes, 295 Midland Place, Logan, Ohio 43138.

ISAL VERNON SMATHERS
Isal Vernon Smathers, 77, Logan, died Tuesday, March 3 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 23, 1920, Perry County, daughter of the late Samuel and Golda Maxwell McCormick, she was the widow of George Smathers.
She was retired from Anchor Hocking.
Surviving are two sons, Joe Smathers of Logan and Everett McCormick of Florida; two stepsons, George and John Smathers; two stepdaughters, Bonnie Fleming and Evelyn Phillips; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, John McCormick of Logan; and two sisters, Florence Six and Helen Adcock, both of Logan.
At Mrs. Smathers' request there will be no services. Her body will be donated to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

GAYLE FARMER
Gayle Mooney Farmer, 83, Denver, Colo., formerly of Logan, died Feb. 27 in Denver.
Born June 7, 1914, daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Lola Davis Mooney, she was the widow of J. Richard Farmer.
She lived in a retirement community in Denver. She and her husband owned and operated the former Building Center on East Front Street.
Surviving are a sister, Shirley Mooney Sherwood of Cincinnati; and two nephews, J. Robert Sherwood of Denver, Colo., and Scott W. Sherwood of San Jose, Calif., and their families.
Following cremation, memorial services will be held in Denver.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. April 11 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Logan High School Music Department, 50 North Street, Logan, Ohio 43138.

MICHAEL ALAN KORNMILLER
Services for Michael Alan Kornmiller will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Rev. Lawrence Myers officiating.
Mr. Kornmiller, 32, a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, for the past 19 years, died at the hospital Thursday, March 5.
Son of Clarence and Barbara (Sheline) Kornmiller, Logan, he was born March 4, 1966 -- the first male baby born at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Logan.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey Lee and Teresa Kornmiller of Fort Campbell, Ky., a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Lanny North, Logan; and seven nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Lena Kornmiller, Herbert Sheline and Bea Lackey.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. Interment will be at Knollwood Cemetery, Logan.
It is suggested contributions may be made to the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, PO Box 966, Logan, Ohio 43138-9904.

MARY E. SIMMS
A memorial service for Mary E. Simms, 68, Nelsonville, who died Thursday, March 5 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus, will be held at a later date.
Daughter of the late Albert and Edna Kassell, she was born Dec. 22, 1929 at Manila, Philippines.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph M. Simms.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Souers Funeral Home.

CHARLES "DICK" SKIVERS
Charles R. "Dick" Skivers, 59, Glouster, died Saturday, March 14 at Four Winds Nursing Home, Jackson.
Born April 5, 1938, Athens, he was the son of the late Charles and Melvina Pettit Skivers.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

ROY STEVENS
Roy Harlan Stevens, 83, Laurelville, died Saturday, March 14 at Berger Hospital.
Born Sept. 12, 1914, Vinton County, son of the late Roy and Nellie Rose Stevens, he was the widower of Marie Waites Stevens.
He was retired from J.A. Jones Construction.
Surviving are three sons, Glen Stevens of Glouster, Gene (Betty) Stevens of Circleville and David (Judy) Stevens of Laurelville; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Helen) Fausnaugh of Circleville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Hampshire of South Bloomingville.
He was also preceded in death by a son, George; a granddaughter, Tracy; two sisters, Ethel Poling and Shirley Fortner; and a brother, Leroy Stevens.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with Minister Bill Rhodes officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.

VERNA CLOUSTON
Verna L. Clouston, 81, Logan, died Monday, March 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born April 12, 1916, Shawnee, daughter of the late George and Ida Canter Matthews, she was the widow of Alfred M. Clouston, who died Oct. 24, 1990.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JOHN DUPLER
John Dupler, 88, Lancaster, died Monday, March 16 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Jan. 3, 1910, Hocking County, son of the late Jacob F. and Christena Belle Primmer Dupler, he was the widower of Nada Martin Dupler, who died in 1970.
He was a member of Cedar Hill Calvary United Methodist Church, Clearcreek Valley Grange, Farm Bureau Council Number Three and the Amanda Lions Club. He was formerly the branch manager of Clearcreek Valley Banking Company in Stoutsville, a former Amanda Township trustee for 40 years and a former insurance salesman for Farm Bureau, Nationwide and Grange insurance companies.
Surviving are two sons, Eugene M. (Marlene) Dupler of Amanda and Leland (Marilyn) Dupler of Lancaster; a grandson, Jeff (Jody) Dupler of Amanda; a great-granddaughter, Josie Dupler; two sisters, Mrs. John (Velma) Lutz and Marthabelle Poston, both of Lancaster; a brother, James (Harriett) Dupler of Orange City, Fla.; and special friend Lilith Gardner of Amanda.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Dupler, and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Terry Borah officiating.
Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery, Lancaster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Cedar Hill Calvary United Methodist Church or Amanda Township Emergency Services.

JAMES OWEN NIHISER
James Owen Nihiser, 58, Sugar Grove, died Monday, March 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 26, 1939, Rockbridge, son of the late Thomas L. and Marian C. Rider Nihiser, he was married to Jean K. Ours Nihiser, who survives.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired typesetter for Yeager Printing Company, Columbus, and a member of the Communication Workers Association Union of Columbus.
Also surviving are a son, Brian Nihiser of Lancaster; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Wayne (Michelle) Shannon of Lancaster and Mrs. Doug (Tiffany) Mahlerwin of Sugar Grove; seven grandchildren; a brother, Larry T. (Carolyn) Nihiser of Logan; and a sister, Mrs. Mike (Judith) North of Lancaster.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Muller officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.

CHARLES BELLAR
Charles P. Bellar, 79, Washington Court House, died Tuesday, March 17 at Fayette Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days. He had been in failing health for
six years.
Born Aug. 27, 1918, Fayette County, he was the son of the late James and Nellie Harley Bellar.
A World War II Army veteran, he had worked for Consolidated in Columbus for several years and retired from Cudahay's Cheese. He was a member of O.E. Hardway Post 3762.
Surviving are a sister, Marjorie Merritt of Washington Court House; a brother, Elston Bellar of Logan; five nieces, Mrs. Steve (Vicki) Dalton of Logan, Kathy Bellar of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Larry (Lynn) Hines of Washington Court House, Mrs. Jim (Carol) Morris of Alabama and Lisa Bellar of Columbus; two nephews, Mike (Tina) Bellar of Logan and Dale (Judy) Merritt of Washington Court House; and 12 great-nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Carlson, and a brother, James E. Bellar.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Summers Funeral Home, Washington Court House.
Burial will be in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fayette County 4-H program, 1225 US 22 SW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

RICHARD BRUNNEY JR.
Richard Vernon Brunney Jr., 64, Logan, died Tuesday, March 17 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Jan. 16, 1934, Fairfield County, son of Dorothy Brunney and the late Richard V. Brunney Sr., he is survived by his loving wife, Annette Brunney.
He was a trustee of Old Straitsville Water Association and a Perry County trustee. He attended St. John Catholic Church and was retired from JBEW Local 683 after 43 years of service.
Also surviving are five sons, Stephen R. (Elaine) Brunney of Lancaster, John A. (Theresa) Brunney of Lancaster, Robert A. (Pamela) Brunney of Corpus Christi, Texas, Michael C. (Karen) Brunney of Valdosta, Ga., and Thomas F. (Lori) Brunney of Chesterfield, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Katherine E.) Ballard of Columbus and Mrs. Terry (Sally A.) Hassell of Columbus; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Hugh (Carolyn) Brunney of Columbus, Timothy (Doris) Brunney of Canal Winchester and Phillip (Anne) Brunney of Canal Winchester; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Brunney, and an infant son.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Catholic Church, Lancaster, with the Father Ronald L. Arter officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Lancaster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, with a vigil service at 8:30 p.m.

EUGENE HOLLOWAY
Eugene R. Holloway, 73, Columbus, formerly of Logan, died Monday, March 16 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus.
He was married to Betty Holloway, who survives.
A Logan High School graduate, he was a milkman for Borden's for 17 years and later a partner with his wife in Holloway Realty.
Also surviving are a son, Stephen (Cindy); a daughter, Kathleen Shook; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, with the Rev. John Ash officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cook and Son Pallay Funeral Home, Columbus.

DORIS ANN SANDERS
Doris Ann Sanders, 65, Trimble, died Wednesday, March 18 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born April 24, 1932, Athens County, daughter of the late William and Daisy West Hammond, she was the widow of Jack L. Sanders Sr.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

GEORGE CARTER
George W. Carter, 48, New Plymouth, died Thursday, March 19 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born April 11, 1949, New Plymouth, son of Nora M. Johnston Carter of New Plymouth and the late Hollis W. Stub Carter, he was married to Brenda J. Kollister Carter, who survives.
A US Army veteran, he served in Vietnam, where he received the Army Commendation Medal with "V" device of valorous action. He was a truck driver for Hocking Cartage Company of Logan and a member of Tri-County Nite Hunters and the Tri-County Trap Shooters on Laurel Run Road. He was a 1967 graduate of McArthur High School.
Also surviving are a daughter, Judy R. Savely of Logan; a granddaughter, Shanda Savely of Logan; three brothers, Steven R. (Linda) Carter, Gary "Toad" (Cindy) Carter and Mark A. (Lisa) Carter, all of New Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Ron (Mary C.) Merry of Pickerington, Mrs. Harry (Harriett J.) Kropff of Wellford, S.C., and Linda D. Carter of New Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.
Burial will be in New Plymouth Cemetery, Hocking County, where graveside military rites will be conducted by Vinton County Memorial Post 5299.
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 the American Cancer Society, 61 N. Market St., Logan, Ohio 43138 or to Tri-County Nite Hunters, 2940 Laurel Run Road, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

DOROTHY FRANCISCO
Dorothy Eleanor Francisco, 86, Maxville, died Sunday, March 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born April 19, 1911, Perry County, daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Goodlive, she was the widow of Kenneth M. Francisco, who died in 1973.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, John E. Francisco of Maxville, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles E. Spier officiating.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Monday Creek Township, Perry County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.

CLAUDE MARSHALL
Claude E. Marshall, 84, Grove City, died Saturday, March 21 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Aug. 20, 1913, Celt, Va., son of George E. and Mary Haney Marshall, he was married Oct. 4, 1940 to Hilda Huffner Marshall, who survives.
He was retired after 22 years as a U.S. Navy Chief and also retired after 20 years as a truck driver. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Grove City, Fleet Reserve Branch 199 and Teamsters Local 413.
Also surviving are a son, Claude Patrick "Pat" (Carla) Marshall of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Rita) Jones of Rockbridge; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, George Marshall of Franklin, Mass.; and a sister, Elsie Marsh of Charlottesville, Va.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin with the Rev. Mike Savino as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Martin Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the U.S. Navy and the Highland County Honor Guard.
Friends may call 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the Parish Hall of St. Martin Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Davis-Turner Funeral Home, Lynchburg.

FANCHION MOUNT
Fanchion Alberta Mount, 83, Logan, died Saturday, March 21 at her residence.
Born Aug. 21, 1914, Hocking County, daughter of the late Charles E. and Lucy B. Schall Blackston, she was the widow of Harry W. "Bus" Mount, who died April 5, 1980.
A retired clerk for the Hocking County commissioners, she was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and was a Red Cross volunteer.
Surviving are a niece, Lucy Tom of Logan; two great-nieces, Mrs. Ken (Dee) Davies and Mrs. Dennis (Mindy) McWilliams; and a great-nephew, Jeff Nihiser.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Freda Blackston and Florence Cordell.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor Paul Elhard officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 966, Logan, Ohio 43138-9904.

ALBERTA CARTER
Alberta H. Carter, 80, Glouster, died Monday, March 23 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Sept. 10, 1917, Newark, daughter of the late John O. and Emma Louise Dase Vermillion Sr., she was married to Robert H. Carter, who survives.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Glouster.
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Trimble.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Wake services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

TARONNA GOBEL
Taronna Lynn Carroll Gobel, 37, Rockbridge, died Tuesday, March 24 at the residence of her parents, Loren Rex and Janet Louise Bode Carroll of Kingston.
Born July 17, 1960, Circleville, she was married to Daniel Ray Gobel, who survives.
She formerly worked at Logan Kroger and had been a clerk/receptionist for The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Lancaster. She was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Gibisonville.
Also surviving are a son, Ryan Daniel Gobel of the home; three brothers, Tony Rex (Tami) Carroll of Hallsville, Tracey Carroll of Laurelville and Todd Carroll
of Laurelville; a mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law, Orangie (Norma) Gray of Columbus; a grandmother and step-grandfather, William B. (Maxine Lutz) Anderson of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Colerain United Methodist Church, Charleston Pike Road, Ross County, north of Adelphi with the Revs. Thomas E. Jividen and Maxine Krisher officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Gibisonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Roberts Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

KATHY McLAUGHLIN
Kathy Marie McLaughlin, 62, Glouster, died Tuesday, March 24 at her residence.
Born Nov. 29, 1935, Morgan County, daughter of the late Frank Chalkey and Stella Beard Chalkey Bethel, she was the widow of George Edward McLaughlin Sr.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Hollister Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

KENNETH "SPARKY" McLAUGHLIN SR.
Kenneth W. "Sparky" McLaughlin Sr., 58, Logan, died Monday, March 23 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born June 4, 1938, Dexter, son of the late Frank and Rebecca Bookman McLaughlin, he was married to Shirley Forester McLaughlin, who survives.
A member of Trinity Gospel Mission in Logan, he was a mechanic for United Parcel Service for 21 years.
Also surviving are four sons, Terry McLaughlin of Jacksonville and Kenneth Jr., Scott and Keith McLaughlin, all of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Maurica Trader of New Straitsville; four grandchildren; three brothers, Jack McLaughlin of Logan, Jerry McLaughlin of Glouster and Marion McLaughlin of Corning; and four sisters, Betty Richards, Jean Decore and Alice Cartwright, all of Glouster, and Linda Lanning of Haydenville.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and George McLaughlin.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Revs. David Scott and Monty Hurst officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

BERTHA NUTTER
Bertha M. Nutter, 92, Gore, died Wednesday, March 25 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 12, 1906, Pleasant County, W.Va., daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Morehead McMullen, she was the widow of Lewis Nutter.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Lloyd (Catherine) Nixon of Gore, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison and Charles McMullen, and a sister, Stella Christian.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

CLARENCE "KELLY" WARREN SR.
Clarence "Kelly" Warren Sr., 74, Doanville, died Wednesday, March 25 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born May 6, 1923, Doanville, son of the late Garrett and Kathrine Haynes Warren, he was married to Mercedine Bruce Warren, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 35 Elliott St., Athens, Ohio 45701.

REV. CECIL CARPENTER
The Rev. Cecil O. Carpenter, 89, Nelsonville, formerly of Rockbridge, died Thursday, March 26 at his residence.
Born June 14, 1908, Hocking County, son of the late Benjamin F. and Emma D. Stivison Carpenter, he was married for 64 years to Mary Fay Stoughton Carpenter, who survives.
An ordained minister, he was a longtime farmer and stock dealer in the Rockbridge area.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon Carpenter of Nelsonville; a sister, Olive Knox of Jeffersonville; several foster daughters, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight and Cyrus Carpenter, and three sisters, Marie and Grace Carpenter and Mildred Bownes.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9.

DONNA HEMRICK
Donna Hemrick, 67, passed away Thursday, March 26 at Berger Hospital, Circleville.
Born March 5, 1931, daughter of the late Ralph and Anna Reynolds Wood, she was the widow of Hershel Hemrick, who died Sept. 16, 1996.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, Todd, Jenny and David; two special nieces, Sharon and Nancy; a nephew, Jerry Lee, whom she helped raise; a friend who is like a daughter to her, Kathy Hart of Logan; and another special friend, Pat VanSickle of Logan.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Ralph Cordle officiating.
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

SALLY McMASTER
Sally McMaster, 78, Grove City, died Wednesday, March 25 at her residence.
Born Sept. 3, 1919, Jackson County, daughter of the late William and Ethel Martin Finnerity, she was the widow of Hoyt Stimpson McMaster.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Ivan (Laverne) McMaster of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Owen (Olive) Stotts of Grove City and Mrs. Fred (Nancy) Hanning of The Plains; six sisters, Lenora Champlin of Westerville, Margie Coveh of Jefferson, Bertha Enke of Columbus, Martha Bail of Athens, Edith Moore of Coolville and Grace George of Athens; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and eight sisters.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with pastors Owen Stotts and Jon Hanning officiating.
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

THOMAS WELCH
Thomas A. Welch, 73, Nelsonville, died Thursday, March 26 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Oct. 2, 1924, Glouster, son of the late Leo Michael and Olive Frances Henshaw Welch, he was the widower of Ruth Evelyn Speelman Welch, who died Nov. 10.
A U.S. Navy Veteran, he was formerly employed by Diamond Brick Plant. He was retired from the Hocking County Highway Department and attended Nelsonville Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas (Dixie) Welch Jr. of Charleston, S.C., and Larry (Carolyn) Welch of Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Diana) Phillips of Nelsonville and Susie Triplett of Nelsonville; a special son-in-law, Dave Triplett of Nelsonville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Jackie) Welch of Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, Mariam Ashbaugh of Ocala, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Michael Wayne Welch and Gary Lee Welch; two brothers, Edward and Raymond Welch; and a sister, Margaret Welch.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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