Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1996

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March 4 - 9, 1996

ROBERT BLANTON 
Robert Blanton, 65, Logan, died March 5, 1996 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan. 
He was a retired general laborer for construction, having formally worked at the J.J. Morgan Construction Co. and other contractors, in addition to doing construction on his own. He was a member of Labors International Union of North America, Local 423. 
Son of the late Hade Sr. and Beatrice (Wyskiver) Blanton, he was born Dec. 27, 1930 in East Point, Ky. 
He was a social member of the Logan Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty L. (Taylor) Blanton, whom he married March 24, 1953; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Hade Jr. and Audrey Blanton, Mansfield; and James E. and Ruby Blanton, Logan; and a sister, Alma Warthman, Logan. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Blanton, and a sister, Montana Blanton. 
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, with the Rev. James Lambert officiating. Burial will take place March 8 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan.

IRVIN E. CHILCOTE 
Irvin E. Chilcote, 67, Rockbridge, formerly of Rockbridge March 1 in the Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware. 
Born Feb. 7, 1929 in Columbus, son of Alva and Dessie Poling Chilcote, he was divorced from Henrietta M. Manahan, who is deceased. 
He is survived by a son, Irvin (Vickie) Chilcote Jr. of Columbus; one brother, John Chilcote of Nelsonville; two sisters, Gertrude Cox and Mary Chilcote, both of Rockbridge; three grandsons and one granddaughter. 
The body will be cremated and interred at the Union Cemetery, Hocking County. There will be no services. 

RUTH E. GOODLIVE 
Ruth E. Blankenship Goodlive, 75, Logan, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7 at her residence. 
Born May 4, 1920 in New Lexington, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Edna F. Dillow Risher. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert F. Blankenship and her second husband, Floyd E. Goodlive. 
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. 
She is survived by one son, David B. Blankenship of Sarasota, Fla.; one daughter, Judy McGuire of Logan; one step-son, James David Goodlive of Logan; one sister, Martha Figliola of Columbus; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers and one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Rene Wood. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Danny Koch officiating. 
Burial will be at the New Straitsville Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home. 

MARION J. BAIR 
Marion J. Bair, 59, Bremen, died Friday, March 8, 1996 at his home. 
Son of the late Marion B. and Evelyn (Whitlach) Bair, he was born Feb. 18, 1937 at Bremen. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. 
He is survived by a brother, David Bair, Logan. 
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home, Bremen, where funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Bremen. 
It is suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County. 

THOMAS R. SHANLEY 
Thomas R. Shanley, 63, Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Logan, died Tuesday at his residence. 
Born May 8, 1932 in Logan, son of the late Joseph and Mary Shanley, he was married to Jenny Shanley, who survives. 
He retired following 32 years of employment by Pan Am. 
He is also survived by one son, Jeffery (Lisa) Shanley of Hollywood; three sisters, Jean Hoy of Columbus, Patricia Gates of Logan and Katherine Harowoski of Dayton; one brother, Mike Shanley of Ft. Lauderdale; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Susan Ward. 
Funeral services will be held today in Hollywood.

March 11 - 16, 1996

JERRY R. MAHER 
Jerry Ryan Maher, 56, Upper Arlington, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 9 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 
Son of Elizabeth Maher Primrose of Columbus, he was married for 35 years to Betty L. Maher, who survives. 
A U.S. Army veteran, he was an agent for 29 years with State Farm Insurance Company. A 1958 North High School graduate, he attended The Ohio State University and was a member of Community Lodge 684 F&AM, 32nd degree Mason and Aladdin Temple Shrine. For 20 years, he sponsored men's, women's and co-ed softball teams in Upper Arlington, Hilliard and at Berliner Park. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth L. Maher of the home; a son, Samuel A. Maher of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Hammond of Columbus; an uncle, Robert (Leona) Poling of Logan; an aunt, Mrs. Wally (Margaret) Shriner of Gahanna; two nieces; and one nephew. 
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, with the Rev. David Griebner officiating. 
Private interment will follow. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212. 

EILEEN MERRITT 
Eileen Barnhart Merritt, 49, 285 Mace Drive, Circleville, formerly of Logan, has gone to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8 at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness. 
Born Dec. 1, 1946, Franklin County, daughter of the late James Ervin and Mary June Hiles Barnhart Sr., she was married to Richard E. "Dick" Merritt, who survives. 
She was a sales associate for Sears Roebuck and Company in Chillicothe. She was a member of Spirit of Truth Ministry in Washington C.H. and a Eastern Star Lodge 99 in Waverly. 
Also surviving are a son, Dale Patrick Hensley of Piketon; a daughter, Lisa Marie Hensley of Piketon; four stepchildren, Todd and Scott Merritt, both of Columbus, Patricia Largent of Dayton and Debbie Hollis of North Carolina; three sisters, Irene Acord and Mrs. William (Jan) Grove, both of Logan, and Mrs. Ronald (Bonnie) Miller of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Robert Hawk and James E. Barnhart Jr., both of Logan, and James F. Barnhart of Lithopolis; seven grandchildren; special niece, Charity Marie Acord of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Don Young and the Rev. Vern W. Goss officiating. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today and 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. 

MARJORIE EBERT 
Marjorie "Margie" Ebert, 81, Laurelville, died Thursday, March 14. 
Born May 4, 1914, Hocking County, daughter of the late Clifford and Jenny Acker Johnston, she was married for 60 years to Lester Ebert, who survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, Charlie (Sondra) Ebert of Laurelville and Tim (Bonnie) Ebert of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Monte (Nancy) Bainter of Circleville, Mrs. Larry (Sue) McNichols of South Bloomingville and Alice Dille of Pleasantville; two daughters-in-law, Betty Ebert of South Bloomingville and Bonny Ebert of Laurelville; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willis (Alma) Johnston and Joseph (Florence) Johnston, both of Laurelville; and a sister, Bertha Wiggins of South Bloomingville. 
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Tom and Roger Ebert; three grandsons, Mark Ebert, Bradley Ebert and Todd McNichols; a sister and brother-in-law, Charles and Esther Smith; a sister, Alice Fetherolf; and three brothers, Carl, Clarence and Frank Johnston. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurelville Church of God with Pastor Jack Townsend officiating. 
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Laurelville Church of God. 

HIROKO "KAY" PATTON 
Hiroko "Kay" Patton, 65, Nelsonville, died Thursday, March 14 at her residence. 
Born Oct. 30, 1930, Kobe, Japan, daughter of the late Shigeru and Shige Sakano, she was the widow of Raymond C. Patton Jr., who died Dec. 27, 1986. 
She was retired from TS Trim of Athens and was a former owner and operator of a restaurant and bar in Okinawa. 
Surviving are two grandsons; one brother; two sisters; nieces and nephews, Pat and Jane Riley of Alexandra, Greg and Deb Fraunfelter of Logan, Don and Lisa Riley and Dave and Rose Riley, all of Athens, Joe and Janet Riley and Ed and Barb Flowers, all of Nelsonville, and Ron and Jan Hartshorn of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; and 11 great-nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Tuneomi Sakano; one brother; one nephew; and a sister-in-law, Donna Riley. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. William A. Mechem officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Athens County. 
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice Homecare, 92 Northwood Blvd., Suite A, Columbus, Ohio 43235.

March 18 - 23, 1996 

JOHN EDWARD HOCKMAN 
John Edward "Ed" Hockman, 53, Logan, died Friday, March 15 at OSU Medical Center, Columbus, after a brief illness. 
Born Dec. 5, 1942, Lancaster, son of Mabel F. Hockman of Logan and the late Clyde Hockman, he was married for 30 years to Jody Blosser Hockman, who survives. 
He owned and operated the Hocking Valley Feed Co. since 1972. He was a lifelong and very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served on various church boards and was presently on the board of Trustees. He was formerly youth director for five years. He has been on the SWCD board for nine years, a member of the Farm Bureau and Ohio Agri Business Association. He actively supported the community, including 4-H projects and the Hocking County Fair. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Kim) Edgar, Mrs. Bryan (Kelly) Nutter and Kory Hockman, all of Logan. 
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dennis Daley and Ray Price officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. 
The family suggests contributions be made to American Heart Association, 802 W. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

ARNOLD D. CHANDLER 
Arnold D. "Bub" Chandler, 44, Logan, died Saturday, March 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Jan. 31, 1952, Washington C.H., son of Arnold R. and Emma Ann Leeth Chandler of Logan, he was married to Marlene Shanks Chandler, who survives. 
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a construction worker and truck driver. 
Also surviving are a son, Jeremy Chandler of Waverly; four daughters, LaDonna Chandler of Piketon, Christi Chandler of Waverly and Charlene and Jessica Chandler, both of Logan; one grandchild; five brothers, Kenny Chandler of Latham and Harry, Danny, Stephen and Joe Chandler, all of Logan; three sisters, Gwendelyn Hugart of Greenfield and Kathy Leonard and Rosella Milligan, both of Logan; and a grandmother, Vista Chandler of Piketon. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Brown. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Roger Hatfield officiating. 
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Logan. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations. 
Friends may call from noon until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. 

LOUISE FOLTZ 
Louise Foltz, 88, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., formerly of Logan, died Friday, March 15 at her residence. 
Born Dec. 7, 1907, St. Louis, Mich., daughter of the late Elza and Lilly Russell, she was the widow of Rugg O. Foltz, who died Jan. 17, 1991. 
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

LUCILLE V. KORCHOK 
Lucille V. Vollmer Korchok, 80, Logan, died Sunday, March 17 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. 
Born Nov. 3, 1915, Columbus, daughter of the late Lewis and Isa Williams McCray, she was the widow of John Korchok, who died in 1984, and Frederick Vollmer, who died in 1954. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Haydenville United Methodist Church. 
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Green Twp., Hocking County. 
Friends may call from 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. 

OPAL M. WITHEM 
Opal M. Withem, 67, Locust Street, Murray City, died Saturday, March 16 at Arbors Nursing Center, Marietta. 
Born May 26, 1928, Athens County, daughter of the late Robert and Anna Potter Mace, she was married to William Withem, who survives. 
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

ERNEST C. MINGUS 
Ernest C. Mingus, 70, Jacksonville, died Wednesday, March 20, at his residence. 
He was retired from Clevite Corporation, McConnelsville and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
Son of the late Ernest and Edna (Kempton) Mingus, he was born April 4, 1925 in Athens County. 
He was affiliated with Athens Bible Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Bendervich) Mingus; three sons, Bill Mingus, Bishopville, Franklin Mingus, Glouster, and Richard Mingus, Jacksonville; a daughter, Virginia Irwin, Sunbury; a brother, Donald Mingus, McConnelsville; a sister, Mary Culp, Alexandria; and four grandchildren. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor William Hixson officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield. 

PEARL E. WARREN 
Pearl E. Warren, 70, Bailey Road, Nelsonville, died Friday, March 22 in Doctor's Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Dec. 4, 1925, New Marshfield, she was the daughter of William and Hazel Glass Warren. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. 

ROSE MARIE COX 
DANIELLE D. COX 
Memorial services were held 4 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, New Lexington, for Rose Marie Cox, 31, and Danielle Desiree Cox, 11, both of 184 S. Pleasant St., New Lexington, who died Saturday at their residence. 
The Rev. Roger Grace officiated. 
Burial will take place at a later date. 
Rose Marie Cox was born April 9, 1964 in Toledo. Daughter of Carol L. Dalton of Jacksontown and the late George Graser, she was married to Richard L. Cox Jr., who survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, Richard L. Cox III, who is presently recuperating in Children's Hospital, Columbus, and Michael Allen Cox of the home; three sisters, Barbara Nixon of Logan, Janet Jones of Winder, Ga. and Mary Meade of New Lexington; two brothers, George Graser of Toledo and John Hesser of Somerset; a half sister, Ruth Dilbone of Toledo; and a stepmother, Florence Graser of Toledo. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Desiree Cox. 
Danielle Desiree Cox was born Sept. 20, 1984 in Logan. She was the daughter of Richard L. Cox Jr. and the late Rose Marie Cox. 
A fifth grade student at New Lexington Intermediate School, she attended New Lexington Nazarene Church Sunday School and Caravan Youth Group of the church. 
Also surviving are two brothers, Richard L. Cox III, presently recuperating at Children's Hospital, Columbus, and Michael Allen Cox of the home; a grandmother, Carol L. Dalton of Jacksontown; a grandfather, Richard L. Cox Sr. of Logan; and two stepgrandmothers, Velma Cox of Logan and Florence Graser of Toledo. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Cox Family Fund, Mary Baker or the Rev. Roger Grace, c/o Peoples National Bank, P.O. Box 111, New Lexington, Ohio 43764. 
Arrangements were by Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington. 

March 25 - 30, 1996

EDNA L. REYNOLDS 
Edna L. Reynolds, 91, Nelsonville, died Sunday, March 24 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. 
Born Sept. 2, 1904, Athens County, daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Hannas Spencer, she was the widow of Ralph Spencer, who died Feb. 3, 1962. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

KENNETH E. BROOKS JR. 
Kenneth Eugene Brooks Jr., 48, 37536 Wandling Road, Haydenville, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 23 at the Hocking Valley Community Hospital emergency room. 
Born Nov. 11, 1947, Logan, son of Anna Avis Waugh Brooks of Haydenville and the late Kenneth Eugene Brooks Sr., he was married to Regina Marie Allen Brooks, who survives. 
A Vietnam War Army veteran, he was employed as a welder for Mike's Welding in Logan. He was a member of the Haydenville Restoration Committee. 
Also surviving are two sons, James Robert Brooks of Logan and Hayden Eugene Brooks of the home; two daughters, Pamela Ann Brooks of Circleville and Kendra Irene Brooks of the home; a brother, Russell James Brooks of Logan; two sisters, Dixie Lee Price of Beverly and Ginger Brooks Hutchison of Logan; and one grandson. 
He was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth E. Brooks III. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwin L. Pressler officiating. 
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Falls Township, Hocking County. 
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. 

EDNA L. REYNOLDS 
Edna L. Reynolds, 91, Nelsonville, died Sunday, March 24 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. 
Born Sept. 2, 1904, Athens County, daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Hannas Spencer, she was the widow of Ralph Spencer, who died Feb. 3, 1962. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

WALTER F. GREEN 
Walter Frank Green, 78, South Bloomingville, died Tuesday, March 26 at Dayton VA Medical Center. 
Born Feb. 28, 1918, Haydenville, he was the son of the late Leroy and Elizabeth Chandler Green. 
Surviving are a son, Tim Green of South Bloomingville. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with the Rev. Betty Brooks officiating. 
Burial will be in Town Cemetery, South Bloomingville. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

KATHRYN P. JOHNSON 
Kathryn Pauline Johnson, 85, Logan, died today at her residence after an extended illness. 
Born July 25, 1910, Logan, daughter of the late Albert E. and Alberta Mae Stoody Bell, she was the widow of Warren Johnson. 
An Ohio University graduate, she was a teacher for 35 years at East, West and Central elementary schools. She was a member of Athens Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kappa Phi Club at Ohio University, Junior Tourist Book Club and Hocking County Retired Teachers. 
Surviving are a son, James W. Johnson of Athens. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home are incomplete. 

JOHN J. MYERS 
John Jacob Myers, 78, Logan, died Tuesday, March 26 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born May 9, 1917, Hocking County, son of the late John and Mable Myers, he was married for 58 years to Naomi G. Clark Myers, who survives. 
He retired in 1979 from Anchor-Hocking in Lancaster after 43 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Logan, where he held several offices. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Bensonhaver of Logan and Mrs. Dennis (Carole) Martin of Swoope, Va.; seven grandchildren, Anita, Rhonda and Janina Bensonhaver, and Mrs. Scott (Lucinda) Cordle, all of Logan, Rachel and Douglas Martin of Swoope, Va. and Mrs. David (Sarah) Landis of Staunton, Va.; three great-grandsons, Bradley, Mitchell and Nicholas Cordle, all of Logan; a sister, Dorothy Stuart of Dunnell, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Stephenson and Helen Starner. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Danny Koch officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 586, Logan, Ohio 43138. 

RALPH F. GRIFFIN 
Ralph Francis Griffin, 85, 2750 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster, formerly of 353 N. Spring St., Logan, died Wednesday, March 27 at his residence after an extended illness. 
Born Nov. 9, 1910, Cairo, W.Va., son of the late Joseph Daniel and Nan Catherine Campbell Griffin, he was married Nov. 22, 1933 to Ruth U. Webb Griffin, who survives. 
He retired in 1975 from the former Carborundum Company in Logan, where he was a head receiving clerk. He served as Logan City Council President from Jan. 1, 1962 to Dec. 31, 1965. He served as Superintendent of Southern Ohio and West Virginia Leases for Griffin Producing Oil Company of Tulsa, Okla., a family owned and operated enterprise. 
He was a past member of the former Logan Elks Lodge, where he served as Past-President. He also served as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for the Southeast Ohio District in 1951. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene "Gene" (Marlene A.) Dupler of Amanda; two granddaughters, Mrs. Hugh (Debbie) Hays of Plano, Texas and Mrs. David (Mindy) White of Ft. Worth, Texas; and two great-granddaughters, Erin and Kelley Hays of Plano, Texas. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Griffin Nuhfer; and a brother, Timothy C. Griffin. 
Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home. 
Christian vigil services will be conducted 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or Fairfield County Visiting Nurses Association, 1231 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. 

KATHRYN P. JOHNSON 
Kathryn Pauline Johnson, 85, Logan, died Wednesday, March 27 at her residence. 
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Lawinsky officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

GEORGE R. CLIFTON 
George Robert Clifton, 73, Circleville, died today at his residence. 
Born March 5, 1923, Pickaway County, son of the late Lewis Edgar and Marie Clark Clifton, he was the widower of Betty E. Clifton, who died Dec. 29, 1995. 
He was retired from a lifelong career as a carpenter. 
Surviving are six sons, George (Judy) Clifton, Robert (Maxine) Clifton and Clifton (Mary Jane) Clifton, all of Circleville, Richard (Wilma) Clifton of Amanda and William (Debra) Clifton and Donald (Laura) Clifton, both of Logan; seven daughters, Edith Forsythe, Marsha (David Ratliff) Smith and Mrs. Albert (Judy) Benak, all of Circleville, Mrs. Raymond (Sandra) Leach of Allensville, Mrs. Dave (Carol) Niemann and Mrs. Randy (Rebecca) Mikula, both of Logan, and Mrs. Ted (Ruth) Wells of Chauncey; three sisters, Mrs. Rich (Patty) Hildenbrant and Mrs. Guy (Betty) Jacobs, both of Circleville, and Mrs. Paul (Norma) Morgan of Williamsport; a brother, Dick Clifton of Circleville; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home, Circleville, with the Revs. Jack Townsend and Ervin Kirk officiating. 
Burial will be in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery, Circleville. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Monday at the funeral home. 

CLARA B. GRUESER 
Clara B. Grueser, 91, 45602 Morning Star Road, Racine, died Tuesday, March 26 at Overbrook Center, Middleport. 
Born Feb. 18, 1905, Nease Settlement, Meigs County, daughter of the late John F. and Blanche Holter Hamm, she was the widow of Clarence Grueser. 
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Racine. 
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Janet Orr Grueser of Logan; four grandchildren, Rogina Meyers of Canal Winchester, Lisa McCoy of Kingston, Susan Foster of Grove City and Jennifer Grueser of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Jenna and Simon Meyers of Canal Winchester and Jimmy Foster of Grove City; and a brother, Delmar Hamm of South Webster. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dr. Roger Grueser. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with the Rev. Dawn Spalding officiating. 
Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery, Minersville. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Pine Grove Road, Racine. 


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