Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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April 20-25

EARL ENGLAND
Earl R. England, 84, Lancaster, died Saturday, April 18 at Fairfield Medical Center.
Son of the late F.G.W. and Viena England, he was the widower of Inez England, who died April 18, 1997.
He was a retired mould maker for Lancaster Mould Company with 18 years service and was a member of Olivedale Senior Citizens Center. He was a lifetime member of Local Union 73 and was an avid bowler.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Carolyn) Carper of Logan; four grandchildren, Kevin England of Calif., Craig England of Lancaster, and Sandra Roley and Sheila Woodson, both of Logan; four great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Tristan Roley of Logan, Rachel Woodson of Logan and Jacob England of Lancaster; a brother, Louis F. England of Lancaster; an uncle, Francis Kirby of Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Billie Jean England of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth England, and two brothers, Dennis and Paul England.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.
The Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Detail will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Olivedale Senior Citizens Center or the Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Detail, care of the funeral home.

PETER HARTLEY
Peter H. Hartley, 70, died Sunday, April 19 at Grant Hospital, Columbus.
Son of the late James and Edith Mae Hartley, he was married to Mary L. Hartley, who survives.
He was a retired diesel mechanic for FIDA Freight Company.
Also surviving are five daughters, Ronda Washbourne of Kentucky, Mrs. Bobby (Jamie) Kirkendall of W.Va., Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Cash of Columbus, Mrs. Bobby (Dannis) Cunningham of Columbus and Mary Lou S. Hartley of Columbus; four sons, Timothy Hartley of Kentucky, Lonnie Ray (Debbie) Lester of Columbus, Robert Lester of Columbus and Bill Lester of Columbus; 12 grandchildren, Tracey Mascola, Stephen Kirkendall, Clancey Fields, Tim Hartley Jr., Tara Lester, Katrina Lester, Andre Lester, Rick (Julia) Cash Jr., Nikki Cash, Patrick Cash, Bobby Cunningham and Autumn Cunningham; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Louis (Grace Ann) Kempton, Dorothy Humphrey and Mrs. Bill (Pauline) Cline, all of Jacksonville, and Virginia Dill of Dayton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Roger (Helen) Lester and Elmo Lester of Columbus, Johnny (Kim) Lester of Marion and Jonah Prater of W.Va.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Tippie.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Held-Skunza Funeral Home, 1166 Parsons Ave., Columbus, with the Rev. Robert D. Owens officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the family.

CHARLES CONNER
Charles Howard Conner, 88, Logan, died Monday, April 20 at his residence.
Born Sept. 24, 1909, Hocking County, son of the late Bert and Orpha Williams Conner, he was married to Thelma Marie Graham Conner, who survives.
Retired from Coffman Stair Company in Logan, he was a member of Kingdom Hall in Logan.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Madinger of Logan; a granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Lisa) Kain of Baltimore; three great-grandsons, Brian, Garrett and Zachary Kain of Baltimore; and a sister, Hazel Stevens of Logan.
He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Charlotte L. and Dorothy Marie Conner; two brothers, Foster and Hilburn Conner; and three sisters, Maude Wells, Maxine Jeffrey and Bernice Guess.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Richard Stevens officiating.
Burial will be in Starr Cemetery, Hocking County.
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 Hospice of Hocking County, P.O. Box 527, Logan, Ohio 43138.

EVA GRINSTEAD
Eva Pauline Grinstead, 82, Nelsonville, died Sunday, April 19 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born May 2, 1915, Greens Run, Athens County, daughter of the late James and Ellen Childers Strausbaugh, she was the widow of Charles R. "Red" Grinstead Sr., who died Nov. 6.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
American Legion Auxiliary services will be held 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

CHARLES LOOMIS
Charles L. Loomis, 85, Logan, died Monday, April 20 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 19, 1913, Union Furnace, son of the late Jesse Elmer and Flora Emma Buford Loomis, he was married for 35 years to Isabelle Easterling Loomis, who survives.
A graduate of Union Furnace High School, he retired in 1972 from the Steering Gear Plant of General Motors. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Logan and of F&AM 406 of Breckenridge, Mich.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Karen) Spaulding of Roscommon, Mich.; a son, Phillip Loomis of Logan; two stepsons, Charles Diezman of New Lexington and Richard (Lee) Bumgardner of Radcliffe, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Brian (Jane) Archer of Haslett, Mich.; four grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and Walter Loomis, and two sisters, Nellie Frey and Hazel Hendricks.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Front Street with Elder David Mingus officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

JOY BECK
Joy F. Beck, 71, Logan, died Monday, April 20 at her residence following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 17, 1926, Columbus, daughter of the late Frank and Marie Waltz, she was married to Sylvester A. Beck Sr., who survives.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of Goodyear. She was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Logan.
Also surviving are a son, Phillip (Teresa) Levering of Lancaster; two stepsons, Sylvester A. (Sherry) Beck Jr. of Hilliard and Roland Beck of Logan; a daughter, Rita Ann Fox of Marion; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mike (Susan) Hanna of Westerville and Mrs. Michael (Cynthia) Hayes of Lancaster; four grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Jack Levering, and a sister, Dorothy Rogers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gregory Magruder officiating.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

JOANNE SCHMIDT
Joanne Huls Schmidt, 84, Logan, died Tuesday, April 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born April 21, 1914, daughter of the late Ralph and Grace Ellison Huls, she was the widow of Frederick H. Schmidt, who died March 7, 1988.
A homemaker, she was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member of the church choir. She was a 1932 graduate of Logan High School.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Frederick O. (Heather) Schmidt of DePere, Wisc.; two daughters, Mrs. Allen R. (Donna Jo) Fink of Columbus and Mrs. William (Janice J.) Bailey of Grove City; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary E. Lynch of Logan.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Frederick, and a sister, Vivian Hiles.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
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 Immanuel United Methodist Church, 66 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

STANLEY WALTER
Stanley A. Walter, 83, Logan, formerly of Winter Haven, Fla., died Monday, April 20 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 3, 1914, Washington, D.C., he was the widower of Georgie P. Walter.
A World War II Army Veteran, he was a retired elevator installer and a member of First Baptist Church in Winter Haven, Fla.
Surviving are four stepsons, Clarence J. Cramer, Isaac "Buddy" Cramer and Charles V. Cramer, all of Winter Haven, Fla., and Kenneth E. Cramer of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Mary C. Hardwick of Winter Haven; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchidren.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

LYDIA TABLER
Lydia M. Tabler, 79, Chillicothe, died Tuesday, April 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 21, 1918, Hocking County, daughter of the late Ethan and Lizzie Clark Lutz, she was the widow of Charles Tabler.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dick (Winona) Jones of Laurelville, Ramona Tabler of Richmondale and Mrs. Douglas (Juanita) Harper of Kingston; 10 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John Tabler.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.
Burial will be in Morgan Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

LAWRENCE WYCKOFF
Lawrence Samuel Wyckoff, 76, Clermont, Fla., formerly of Logan, died Thursday, April 9 at Southlake Memorial Hospital, Orlando, Fla.
Born Jan. 25, 1922, Hocking County, son of the late Frank E. and Louie Warden Wyckoff, he was the widower of Clara Belle Lambert Wyckoff.
A World War II Army Veteran, he was a member of the Garden Cathedral Church of God in Wintergarden, Fla.
Surviving are three sons, Larry of Athens, Donald "Zeke" of Clermont, Fla. and Philip of Orlando; six brothers, Ralph and Harold of Logan, Elmer and Bud of Columbus, Leroy of Tennessee and Raymond of Pueblo, Colo.; and three sisters, Pansy and Waneda of Columbus and Esther of North Fort Myers, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Brett; a grandson, Scott; a brother, Clarence; and a sister, Lilly.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at The Peoples Church with Pastor Roger Fidler officiating.
Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery, Hocking County.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Hocking County Combined Color Guard Unit.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

April 27-30

ROBERT MITCHELL
Robert O. Mitchell, 68, Union Furnace, died Saturday, April 25 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born July 20, 1929, Murray City, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Susanna Lanning Mitchell.
He was a retired mold operator for Carborundum Factory and a member of Union Furnace United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Terry S. Mitchell of Logan and Robert E. (Leann) Mitchell of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Benny (Pam) Bennington of Union Furnace and Mrs. Roger (Jane A.) Davis of Logan; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six brothers, Richard Mitchell of Coshocton, Lawrence (Kate) Mitchell of Coshocton, Kenny (Vickie) Mitchell of Coshocton, James (Annabelle) Mitchell of Conesville, Joe (Sandra) Mitchell of Conesville and Walter (Charlotte) Mitchell of Murray City; and two sisters, Mrs. Elgie (Agnes) Reyzek of Coshocton and Mrs. Larry (Ioda) Larason of Columbus.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Sue Mitchell; two brothers, Pearley and David Arthur Mitchell; and three sisters, Linda, Mary Lou and Myrtle E. Mitchell.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Union Furnace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Lambert officiating.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Murray City.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Diabetes Association, 937 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085.

ARLINGTON OWINGS
Arlington C. Owings, 78, Logan, died Sunday, April 26 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 3, 1919, New Straitsville, he was the son of the late George D. and Margaret C. Hallett Owings.
A World War II Army veteran, he was retired from Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.
Surviving are two brothers, George Owings of McArthur, William Owings of Logan and Jack Owings of Logan; and four sisters, Jean Akin of Texarkana, Ark.; Joy Chesser of Logan, JoAnn Smith of Logan and Nellie Latham of Sebring, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Scott.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Vinton County.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LORETTA POLING
Loretta J. Poling, 80, Somerset, formerly of Logan, died Monday, April 27 at her residence.
Born April 27, 1918, Columbus, daughter of the late Oscar and Ruth Claflin Ruck, she was the widow of Clinton Poling, who died in 1995.
She attended Bethany United Methodist Church in Logan and Somerset United Methodist Church. She was a charter life member of the Hocking County Historical Society, a member of the Perry County Historical Society and a member of Marion Grange.
Surviving are a son, Richard (Cathy) Poling of Somerset; two grandchildren, Clinton and Zachary Poling of Somerset; and a brother, Arthur Ruck of Las Vegas, Nev.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, William and Daniel Poling; a brother, Lawrence Ruck; and a sister, June Ruck.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Dr. Randy Hardman officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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 Somerset United Methodist Church, Somerset, Ohio 43783.

EDNA GOODMAN
Edna M. Goodman, 87, Linden, Mich., formerly a resident of West Hunter Street in Logan, died Tuesday, April 28 at Whitehall of Novi, in Novi, Mich.
Born Dec. 28, 1910, St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late Doren and Emma Brown Overby, she was the widow of Jerome F. Goodman, who died Sept. 28, 1990.
She was retired as a sales clerk after 32 years of service at Sanders Bakery in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of the Linden, Mich., United Methodist Church and, when living in Logan, attended Immanuel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Jack (Sharon) Goodman of Howell, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Karen) Kazmer of Toronto, Canada; four grandchildren including Aaron (Lisa) Kazmer of Toronto; and a great-grandson, Griffin Kazmer, also of Toronto.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

MOLLIE McGRATH
Mollie Evelyn McGrath, 76, Logan, died unexpectedly Monday, April 27 at her residence.
Born Aug. 15, 1921, Carpenter, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Mary Jane Jewell Bratton.
She had retired from the Logan Goodyear Plant after 27 years of service.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Leroy (Mona) McGrath of Logan and Ernest Milton McGrath of Coolville; a twin sister, Minnie McGrath of The Plains; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a brother.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger L. Fidler officiating.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Falls Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

ETHEL MERCER
Ethel M. Mercer, 89, South Bloomingville, died Monday, April 27 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 24, 1908, South Bloomingville, she was the widow of Roy Mercer.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Mercer of South Bloomingville and George (Anne) Haughn of Laurelville; three daughters, Jacqueline Bigham of Kingston, Mrs. Ron (Elnor Ruth) Flowers of Logan and Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) Bennett of Lancaster; 19 grandchildren, including Rick and Tracy Mercer who were raised in the home; and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Teisha Mercer; a brother, Harry Dennis; and a sister, Mary Franklin.
Private burial services will be held at Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

GOLDA PAXTON
Golda Paxton, 95, Laurelville, died Monday, April 27 at Brown Memorial Nursing Home, Circleville.
Born Nov. 18, 1902, Hocking County, daughter of the late David and Eliza Jane (Snyder) Lama, she was the widow of the late Mahlon Paxton.
A school teacher in Hocking County for 40 years, she was a 1933 graduate of Wittenberg College and a life member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
She also was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi, with the Revs. Maxine Krisher and Homer Morris officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bethel United Methodist Church in her memory.
Arrangements are by Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.

WALTER THOMAS
Walter H. Thomas, 80, New Straitsville, died Tuesday, April 28 at Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus.
Born Sept. 12, 1917, Uhrichsville, son of the late Walter and Mabel Smith Thomas, he was the widower of Eva Mae Ward Thomas, who died in 1997.
A World War II Army Veteran, he was retired from Columbus Clay Manufacturing in New Straitsville. He was a member of Fellowship Church in New Straitsville.
Surviving are two sons, James (Angela) Thomas and David (Norma) Thomas, all of New Straitsville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, John Roby of Dayton; and a sister, Betty Hopstetter of Canton.
He was also preceded in death by three sons, Walter Jr., Jack and Donnie Thomas; two daughters, Jane Marie and Mary Ann Thomas; and three brothers, Bill, Earl and Bob Thomas.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Henry Cook officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
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 Thursday at the funeral home.

SYLVIA HALL
Sylvia Louise Hall, 76, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, April 29 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Nov. 30, 1921, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Ash and Winnie Riddlebarger Stufflebean, she was married to Paul A. Hall, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

SUSAN STORTS
Susan Storts, 86, Glouster, died Wednesday, April 29 at Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville.
Born Feb. 3, 1912, Budapest, Hungary, daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Nemeth Bessenyei, she was married to Carl E. Storts, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

May 4-9, 1998
BESSIE ETTA "BEA" MOORE
Bessie Etta "Bea" Moore, 88, Logan, was pronounced dead Friday evening, May 1 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after being involved in an automobile accident on US 33 north of Logan.
Born March 15, 1910, Barbour County, W.Va., daughter of the late Lee Roy and Ida Ann Mouser McBee, she was the widow of Harry Smith Moore, who died in 1986.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Ann Cheadle of Logan and Sharon Diane Bratzler of Carson City, Nev.; a brother, Wayne McBee of Philippi, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Leonard, Ira and Gordon McBee.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Ralph N. Cordle officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.

EUGENE "BURNELL" KARSHNER
Eugene "Burnell" Karshner, 78, Laurelville, departed this life Saturday, May 2 at his residence.
Born Sept. 7, 1919, Salt Creek Township, Hocking County, son of Glenn Ebert and Bryd Thompson Karshner, he was the widower of Mildred Reid Karshner.
He was raised by his grandparents, Nelson II "Pet" and Virginia Ebert Karshner near Haynes. He was born in the "Old Stone House" his great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Karshner, built. Daniel was one of the first settlers of Salt Creek Township, serving in the first State Legislature and General Assembly of Ohio and in the War of 1812.
Burnell was educated in a one-room school, "The Karshner School," and was a 1936 graduate of Laurelville High School. He graduated from Lincoln Welding School of Cleveland and American School of Diesel and Electrical Engineering of Chicago. He was the owner of the Laurel Sohio Station in 1950. He retired in 1984 from maintenance at the Goodyear Atomic Plant of Piketon. He was a member of O.C.A.W. Local 3-689 and was a part-time farmer.
March 5, 1943, Burnell was inducted into Army life at Camp Perry and served as a Signal Corps inspector. His great-great-grandfather was Col. Samuel Spangler (War of 1812) of Fairfield County, who served as state senator in 1832 and was a member of the lower house of the Ohio Legislature from 1826 to 1829 and in 1839.
He exchanged marriage vows June 7, 1942 in Schenectedy, N.Y. with Mildred Reid, also a native of Salt Creek Township.
Burnell gave his life to Jesus Christ at age 69 and was baptized in the waters of Salt Creek at age 77. He attended Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Christian Union of Laurelville.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen Karshner Hartley of Laurelville; four grandchildren, Russell (Denise Groce) Hartley of Circleville, Mrs. Jeffrey (Bridget Hartley) Brokaw of Laurelville; Terry (Mary Giese) Hartley of Laurelville and Gregory Hartley and Kathy Jones of Pataskala; ten great-grandchildren, Dustin, Jessica and Aaron Hartley, Kyle Hartley, Kayla and Chelsey Baum, Christopher, Collin and Caleb Hartley and Zachary Hartley; two sisters-in-law, Audry Edwards Reid and Ruth Stevens Reid Hampshire.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with the Rev. Leland Johnson officiating.
He will be laid to rest by the side of his beloved wife, Mildred, at Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi, Ross County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

ELMA KINNISON
Elma E. Kinnison, 87, Logan, died Saturday, May 2 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 18, 1910, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Cassius M. and Gladys Corwin Clouston, she was the widow of Max Kinnison, who died in 1953.
She was a member of the Church of Christ of south Logan.
Surviving are two sons, Leonard (Lynn) Kinnison of Darwin and Richard Kinnison of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Louise) Scott of Logan and Mrs. Tom (Jeanne) Wilson of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Conrad Clouston of Haydenville.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lela Mae Kinnison, and a brother, Alfred Clouston.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. David Scott officiating.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Jackson County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

ELLSWORTH DALE "ELMER" NEEL
Ellsworth Dale "Elmer" Neel, 76, Glouster, died Sunday, May 3 at his residence.
Born Jan. 14, 1922, Hocking County, son of the late Frank and Bessie Schooley Neel, he was married to Romona S. Waldeck Neel, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

SHIRLEY ALBRIGHT
Shirley M. Albright, 45, Nelsonville, died Monday, May 4 at her residence.
Born Jan. 12, 1953, Athens County, daughter of Martha Bruce Martin of Buchtel and the late Ted Martin, she was married to Danny Albright, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MICHAEL MANTER
Michael Joseph Manter, 58, died Tuesday, May 5 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 28, 1940, Logan, he was the son of the late Raymond Arnold and Margaret Michaels Manter.
Surviving is a sister, Cecilia Ann Strawn of Logan, and a brother, Theodore Raymond Manter of Gore.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Franklin Manter, who died in 1991.
Memorial services will be held at Fairview Mausoleum off US 33 at 2 p.m. May 15.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

SHERA LEE THOMAS
Shera Lee Foreman Thomas, 66, Upper Arlington, died April 23 at her residence.
Born in Hinton and raised in West Virginia, she moved to Logan in 1950. She is the daughter of Judith Foreman, who survives, and was married to Ed Thomas, who also survives.
There will be no memorial services at her request, but friends may call 488-8461 during daytime hours.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit.

JOHN "JACK" ROBITZER
John M. "Jack" Robitzer, 58, Rockbridge, died Wednesday, May 6 at his residence.
Born Oct. 2, 1939, Lancaster, son of John and Nellie Stokes Robitzer, he was married to Ruth Ann Robitzer, who survives.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mark Church in Lancaster.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster.

TIMOTHY GLENN
Timothy Glenn, 35, Nelsonville, died Thursday, May 7 at his residence.
Born May 10, 1962, Nelsonville, he was the son of Mary Belle Glenn of New Floodwood and the late Gene Evans.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, Buchtel.
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home with the family in attendance from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9.
Christian wake services will be held 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Walter E. White, P.O. Box 133, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

ELVA WATTERS
Elva Bigham Watters, 90, Lancaster, died Wednesday, May 6 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.
Daughter of the late Bertha Schroeder, she was the widow of Lester Watters.
Surviving are three sons, Carl (Dorothy) Bigham of Lancaster, Ivan (Jo-Ann) Bigham of Lancaster and Harold (Donna) Bigham of Sugar Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lena) Simpson of Largo, Fla., Dena Fox of Lancaster and Mrs. Chester (Agnes) Cupp of Lancaster; a brother, Gilbert (Margaret) Schroeder of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Schroeder of McArthur and Leona Schroeder of Tarlton; 29 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, David W. Bigham, and two brothers, Walter and Wilbert Schroeder.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Anthony J. Ruble officiating.
Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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