Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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June 1-6, 1998

WILLIAM GEMIENHARDT
William Gemienhardt, 75, Lancaster, died Saturday, May 30.
Son of the late Walter and Edna Starner Gemienhardt, he was married for 56 years to Thelma Cox Gemienhardt, who survives.
He was a retired supervisor of Lancaster Electro-Plating Inc. and had been currently serving as the caretaker of the Reese Peter House.
Also surviving are two sons, Billy Lee (Gale) Gemienhardt of Logan and Robert Allen Gemienhardt of Rushville; five grandchildren, Tina Shell, Betsy Holcomb, Sara Gemienhardt, Brandy Scott and Ann Scott; five great-grandchildren, Trent, Chelsea, Drew, Tori and Chevy; and a sister, Eva Goldsberry of Carroll.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Ogg.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Tony Ruble officiating.
Burial will be in Carroll Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.

ANNA GRAY
Anna K. Gray, 101, Nelsonville, died Saturday, May 30 at Pine Hills Nursing Home, Nelsonville.
Born Dec. 5, 1896, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Nelson E. and Catherine M. Beutelschies Gray.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MILDRED HOGUE
Mildred Hogue, 88, Glouster, died Friday, May 29 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains.
Born Jan. 23, 1910, Athens County, daughter of the late Pearl and Alvira Lowery Wollett, she was the widow of Ross E. Hogue.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

D.R. JOHNSON M.D.
D.R. Johnson, M.D., 71, Nelsonville, died Sunday, May 31 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, following a brief illness.
Born April 25, 1927, Nelsonville, son of the late Don and Ella Gilbert Johnson, he was married to Nancy A. Hartman Duval Johnson, who survives.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a retired medical doctor, having started his practice in Nelsonville in July 1954. He was a 24-year member of the Nelsonville Volunteer Fire Department, past exalted ruler of Nelsonville Elks 543, past master and member of Philodorian F&AM 157 of Nelsonville, member of Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, member of Aladdin Shrine of Columbus, elder and member of First Presbyterian Church of Nelsonville, associate member of First United Methodist Church of Nelsonville, past member of Nelsonville Rotary Club and past member of the Katooga Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. He was a graduate of Nelsonville High School, Ohio University and The Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Also surviving are two sons, John (Brenda) Johnson of Nelsonville and Tom (Linda) Johnson of Pickerington; two daughters, Mrs. Rev. George (Debbie) Donnelly of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Fred (Cindy) Baden of Logan; a stepson, Brad (Judy) Duvall of Lancaster; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe (Gayla) Gerz of Amanda; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Polly Johnson of Dallas, Texas.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Maxine Becker Johnson, who died June 16, 1987, and a sister, Kathryn Johnson.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Nelsonville with the Rev. Gary Carlson officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Masonic memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 311 1/2 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

JAMES LOVE
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. today at Black Family Funeral Services, Byesville, for James Marion Love, 59, Cumberland, who died 10:35 p.m. Friday, May 29 at his residence following a one-year illness.
Pastor Ron Smith officiated.
Burial was in Cumberland Cemetery.
Born June 4, 1938, New Straitsville, son of James Henry and Dorothy May Neal Love of New Straitsville, he was married Jan. 23, 1961 to Judith N. Bell Love, who survives.
He worked most of his life in the oil field industry and also served with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Point Pleasant Lodge 360 in Pleasant City, a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge and an avid NASCAR racing fan.
Also surviving are six sons, Greg (Darla) Love of Cumberland, James (Michelle) Love of Cambridge, Andrew (Debbie) Love of Freeport, Tony (Sherri) Love of Catlettsburg, Ky., Thomas (Lorie) Love of New Lexington and John "Buck" Love of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Rhonda S.) Stahler of Hawaii and Stephanie Damron of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Elizabeth Tigner and Rita Coomer, both of New Straitsville; and 16 grandchildren.
Masonic services were held 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home by Point Pleasant Lodge 360.

KEVIN CRAIGLOW
Kevin J. Craiglow, 34, New Lexington, formerly of Logan, died Saturday, May 30 at his residence of injuries received in a 1985 automobile accident.
Born Aug. 3, 1963, Lancaster, he was the son of Gene and Bonnie McCormick Thompson of New Lexington and Joe Craiglow of Union Furnace.
He was a graduate of Logan High School and resided in New Lexington for the past 12 years.
Also surviving are four sisters, Carla Lawrence of Union Furnace, Sheri Dawley of Logan, Lisa Craiglow of Shawnee and Paula Thompson of New Straitsville; and a grandmother, Marjorie McCormick of the home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, New Lexington.

DARLA HUGHES
Darla Gladys Hughes, 40, Lancaster, died Sunday, May 31 at her residence.
Born Sept. 1, 1957, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Leroy and Helen Fairbanks McClure, she was married to Robert D. Hughes, who survives.
She was a manager for Value City Department Store in Lancaster.
Also surviving are two children, Travis John Hughes and Mary Lucy Hughes, both of the home; 13 brothers and sisters, Barbara Jordan, Flora Harness, Mrs. Jerry (Alice) Hall, Mary Barrett, Mrs. Larry (Sandra) Gardner, Mrs. Nancy (Gus) French, Patrick (Kim Miller) McClure, Mrs. Pat (Lyn) Reaves, Steven (Debbie) McClure, Mrs. Melvin (Deborah) Scurlock, Gilbert (Patti) McClure, Timothy McClure and Jerry McClure; and a sister-in-law, Sue McClure.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie McClure and Mike McClure, and a sister, Diane McClure.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Terry Borah officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

GLENN "PAPPY" PARRISH
Glenn A. "Pappy" Parrish, 84, Logan, died Monday, June 1 at his residence after a four-year battle with cancer.
He was married for more than 60 years to Dolores "Dee" Parrish, who survives.
He was a lifetime member of Lancaster Church of Christ. He enjoyed a career in law enforcement with the Coshocton Police Department, BIS/FSB and Hocking College, where he taught criminal photography for more than 20 years.
Also surviving are two sons, William Parrish of Lancaster and Terry (Kathy) Parrish of Illinois; six grandchildren, Mike, Kevin, Andrew, Scott, Sherry and Ryan Parrish; several great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Estelle Stillinger of Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Jack (Trudy) Stillinger of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Parrish of Coshocton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Ralph.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Todd Truax officiating.
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lancaster Church of Christ or Hospice of Appalachia, Athens.

HELEN WILKES
Helen Stewart Wilkes, 69, Somerset, died Monday, June 1 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Daughter of Elma Stewart of Somerset and the late Dwight Stewart, she was the widow of Lewis Wilkes.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Paul Bishop officiating.
Burial will be in West Rushville 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 the Arthritis Foundation.

HELEN COOPER
Helen Brooker Cooper, 82, Columbus, formerly of Murray City, died Saturday, May 30 at Broadview Health Care, Columbus.
Born April 2, 1916, Murray City, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mabel Robinson Brooker.
A 1934 graduate of Murray City High School and a graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing, Columbus, she was a retired registered nurse, having worked in several hospitals and doctors' offices in the Columbus area. She retired from Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Surviving are a sister, Virginia Short of Murray City; two grandchildren, John and Barbara Cooper of Columbus; and two cousins, Robert Dunn of Ocala, Fla., and Blanche Walter of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary R. Cooper.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating.
Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home.

RICHARD JACKSON
Richard W. Jackson, 83, Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, May 20 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Cremation has taken place.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Don Cummans officiating.
Arrangements are by Frank E. Smith Funeral Home.

LEROY SCRIBNER
Leroy Alvin Scribner, 72, Logan, died Tuesday, June 2 at his daughter's residence in Logan.
Born June 27, 1925, Franklin County, son of the late Ralph and Goldie Weaver Scribner, he was the widower of Phyliss Fannin Scribner.
He was retired from Jeffrey Manufacturing in Columbus.
Surviving are three sons, Ralph (Vicki) Scribner of Albany, Leroy A. Scribner of Logan and Steven J. (Sharon) Scribner of Logan; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Sharon L.) Foss of Logan, Mrs. Ron (Sally A.) Smith of Logan and Mrs. Richard (Susette) Mace of Logan; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Chuck Scribner of Missouri; and two sisters, Marilyn Davies of Texas and Carol Sue of Arizona.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Evelyn.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Susette Mace's residence, 9494 Howdyshell Road, with Elder David Mingus officiating.
Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Susette Mace residence.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

LILLIAN WOLTZ
Lillian C. Kornmiller Woltz, 85, Lancaster, died Tuesday, June 2 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
Daughter of the late Fred and Ella Kornmiller, she was the widow of her husband of 60 years, Charles W. "Jack" Woltz.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Lancaster, Ladies Aid Society of the church and Olivedale Senior Citizens. She was a retired employee of Drew Shoe Corp.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Brown and Mrs. Don (Pat) Shuttleworth, all of Lancaster; five grandsons, Jon and Eric Brown and Mike and Chad Shuttleworth, all of Lancaster, and Jeff Shuttleworth of Columbus; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 231 E. Mulberry St., Lancaster, with Pastor Mark A. Raddatz officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fairfield Visiting Nurse Association, 1231 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

DAVID BROWN SR.
David L. Brown Sr., 42, New Staitsville, died Thursday, June 4 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 11, 1955, Shawnee, son of Rema Brown Roberts of New Straitsville and the late Sherman Brown, he was married for 24 years to Sandy K. Ervin Brown, who survives.
A 1974 Miller High School graduate, he was self-employed in the oil industry. He was a member of Logan Eagles 2168.
Also surviving are two sons, David L. Brown Jr. (fiancee Misty Evans) and Jesse Brown, both of the home; a daughter, Candy Brown of the home; two brothers, Ron Brown of New Straitsville and Bill Brown of Logan; two sisters, Linda Ayers of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Karen Smith of Logan; his mother-in-law, Wanda Ervin of New Straitsville; a brother-in-law, Keith Ervin of New Straitsville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Perry and Duane Brown, and a sister, Mary Catherine Brown.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Harold Kellenbarger officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and anytime Saturday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 6 Saturday.

ROBERT WOLFE
Robert D. Wolfe, 70, Columbus, died Thursday, June 4 at his residence.
Born July 17, 1927, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Josiah and Flossie Reed Wolfe.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Wolfe Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home.

June 8-13, 1998

JIMMIE DEAN BARNES
Jimmie Dean Barnes, 54, Logan, died Saturday, June 6 at his residence.
Born Aug. 13, 1943, Hocking County, son of the late James "Pete" and Maxine Hood Barnes, he was the widower of Teresa Kuhn Barnes, who died Sept. 18, 1996.
He was a member of Logan Moose 873 since 1969.
Surviving are a son, Audie Barnes of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Carla) Bryant of Logan and Mrs. Pat (Jamie) Walsh of Logan; four grandchildren, Jessica, Damon, Brandon and Addy; and three sisters, Mrs. Bob (Barbara) Beougher of Logan, Audrey Frasure of Logan and Mrs. John (Sandy) Roberts of New Straitsville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Fidler officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.
Moose memorial services will be 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

EARL ELLINGER
Earl F. Ellinger, 82, Nelsonville, died Saturday, June 6 at his residence.
Born June 30, 1915, Hocking County, son of the late Fred Ellinger and Hazel Hutchins Ellinger Minner, he was married to Doris Ellen Cook Ellinger, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired machinist at Columbus Southern Power. He was a member of Nelsonville VFW and the National Rifle Association.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kurt (Cheryl) Nunnally of Nelsonville; two grandsons, Scott and Shawn Nunnally of Nelsonville; and a sister, Myrtle Bennett of Nelsonville.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Ellinger.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

C. PEARL "NIN" EVANS
C. Pearl "Nin" Evans, 99, Logan, died Saturday, June 6 in the skilled nursing unit of Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born June 28, 1898, Woodsfield, daughter of the late Melinda Jane Haught, she was the widow of Lawrence W. Evans, who died in 1967.
She had formerly worked as a bookkeeper and clerk for the former Home Appliance Store in Logan. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Logan, where she was involved in numerous church activities and committees. She founded the Jolly Sewing 4-H Club in 1926 and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Hocking Grange and Con-Cern Inc. She was chosen Outstanding Senior Citizen in Hocking County in 1979.
Surviving are a son, John A. McGuire of Nelsonville; three grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Josiah "Cy" McGuire, in 1955; a son, Charles F. McGuire; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis R. Daley officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.

JOHN KESTERSON JR.
John W. Kesterson Jr., 82, Nelsonville, died Saturday, June 6 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born April 6, 1916, Nelsonville, son of the late John and Daisy Colgrove Kesterson Sr., he was married to Juanita Kesterson, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
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.

JAMES LAMBERT SR.
James Edward Lambert Sr., 57, Logan, died Saturday, June 6 at his residence.
Born Sept. 3, 1940, Mann, W.Va., son of the late Frank and Armelda Lambert, he was married to Loretta Young Lambert, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to services today at the funeral home.

MONICA LOU NOTT
Monica Lou Nott, 44, Athens, died Saturday, June 6 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Oct. 11, 1953, Glouster, she was the daughter of the Rev. Eugene and Annetta Skinner Nott of Hollister.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Hollister Cemetery.

MARIE SOUSLIN
Marie C. Mohler Souslin, 95, Somerset, died Sunday, June 7 at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville.
Born Aug. 18, 1902, Hocking County, daughter of the late Jacob and Alma Coakley Mohler, she was the widow of Jesse Souslin.
A lifelong resident of Hocking and Perry counties, she was a former member of Haydenville United Methodist Church and attended both Hopewell United Methodist Church and Olivet Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gene (Jean) Hughes of Mount Perry, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Webb of Logan and Mrs. Ernest (Dorothy) McCune of Logan; two sisters, Wavelene Kirby of Reynoldsburg and Susie Scott of Gore; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Algernon Bougher; two brothers, John and Carl Mohler; and a sister, Rosa Belle.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bope-Thomas Funeral Home, 203 S. Columbus St., Somerset.
Burial will be in Somerset Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM WALSH
William Patrick Walsh, 77, Centerville, died Sunday, June 7 at Kettering Medical Center with his wife and children at his side following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 22, 1921, Logan, son of the late Thomas Aloysius and Emma Catherine Lecrone Walsh, he was married to Patricia Beatch Walsh, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Kettering. He was a graduate of Ohio University and a retired accountant for Frigidaire in Dayton with 30 years of service.
Also surviving are two sons, Stephen (Della) Walsh of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and James (Claire) Walsh of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ann) Ness of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Mrs. Kevin (Amy) Williams of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren, Jaime, Justin and Christina of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Jason, Cody and Ellie of Uniontown, Cori, Callie and Carter of Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Joseph and Thomas of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four sisters, Helen Gasser of Logan, Judith Heft of Logan, Patricia Fickel of Edgewood, Wash., and Mrs. John (Martha) Trowbridge of Summerfield, Fla.; a brother, Mrs. John P. (Mary) Walsh of Logan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James R. and Thomas E. "Tommy" Walsh, and three sisters, Ann Walsh, Jane E. Shaw and Margaret Goodlive.
Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Kettering.
Committal services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Father Godfrey Oparaekwe officiating.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Ave., Dayton, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan.

LaDONNA SPARKS BURCH
LaDonna Sparks Burch, 64, Haydenville, died Monday, June 8 at Russell Nursing Home, Albany.
Born Feb. 4, 1934, Haydenville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Fannie Mount Sparks.
A Logan High School graduate, she was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are a brother, Wilbourn (Betty) Sparks of Haydenville, and a sister, Mrs. James (Judy) Brown of Glouster.
She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Gertrude Sparks, and a brother, Richard Sparks.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Wayne Andrick officiating.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

CLARENCE DILLIE
Clarence S. Dillie, 63, Londonderry, died Monday, June 8 at Berger Hospital, Circleville.
Born June 11, 1934, Hocking County, son of the late Leslie and Wanda Mae Kuhn Dillie, he was married to Alice Robinson Dillie, who survives.
Retired from the Ohio State Highway Department, he was a member of Saltcreek Valley Church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sharon Kay) Robinson of Rockbridge and Mrs. Kenneth (Peggy Lynn) Hannah of Circleville; a son, Clifford (Brenda) Dillie of Wheeling, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Sabrina Riddle of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Clayton C. and Arthur S. Dillie, both of Laurelville, and Harry F. Dillie of Amanda; and four sisters, Mrs. Francis (Avanell) Hart of Londonderry, Mrs. Jack (Dollie) Thompson of Laurelville, Mrs. Carl (Ethel) Hart of Laurelville and Mrs. Arnold (Edith) Holbrook of Circleville.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney, and a brother, Wingett Dillie.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Saltcreek Valley Church with the Rev. Grayson Ferguson officiating.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.

RUTH HAMER
Ruth C. Hamer, 85, The Plains, formerly of Nelsonville, died Tuesday, June 9 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Aug. 9, 1912, Murray City, daughter of the late Harry and Mary Mudry Campbell, she was the widow of James Hamer Jr., who died in 1942.
She was retired from Mount St. Mary Hospital, Nelsonville, and was formerly employed by First National Bank, Nelsonville. She was a member of First Methodist Church, Nelsonville.
Surviving are two sons, George (Mary Jane) Hamer of Bremen and Ed (Joyce) Hamer of Las Cruces, N.M.; three grandchildren, Terri Gerrell of Tallahassee, Fla., Julie Hamer of Riverside, Calif., and Don Hamer, A.F.B., Germany; and two great-grandchildren, Jimmie and Katie Hamer.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Harry and George Campbell; and two sisters, Elizabeth Keller and Florence Donson.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

EILEEN ELLINGER
Eileen L. Ellinger, 70, Logan, died Wednesday, June 10 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born May 30, 1928, Washington County, daughter of the late Clarence and Bessie Reed Clark, she was the widow of Paul T. Ellinger, who died Feb. 19, 1987.
She was an active member of Sponagle Lutheran Church, Sugar Grove. She was a 4-H adviser, a cook and West Logan School, a former Marion Township clerk, a member of Hocking Valley Varieties, a former member of the Hocking Valley Fair Board and a superintendent for the Art Hall for the Homemaking Department.
Surviving are a son, Thomas R. (Sandy) Ellinger of Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Sharon) Brown of Logan and Mrs. Steve (Karen) Kraft of Carroll; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Clark Reed of Logan; and three sisters, Lucille Spain of Hilliard, Edna Neil of Delaware and Mary Case of Columbus.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis W. Ellinger.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sponagle Lutheran Church, Sugar Grove, with the Rev. Danny Koch officiating.
Burial will be in Sponagle Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Sponagle Lutheran Church, 7120 Sponagle Road, Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155 or the charity of one's choice.

ROBERT STUMP
Robert Lewis Stump, 57, Rockbridge, died Thursday, June 11 at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home, Logan.
Born April 1, 1941, Rockbridge, he was the son of the late Dwight and Mazie Pinkstock Stump Sr.
Surviving are a brother, Harold Stump of Lancaster; and four sisters, Gladys McGrady of Rockbridge, Mary Hunt of Lancaster, Dollie Smith of Pleasantville and Marie BeFore of Lancaster.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight Stump Jr. and Homer Stump.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. King Kelly officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Gibisonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

WILLARD RICHARDS
Willard William Richards, 81, formerly of Logan, died June 3 in Manitowoc, Wis.
Born Oct. 12, 1916, son of the late William F. and Anna Donaldson Richards, he was married to Shirley Richards, who survives.
He was retired from the Navy.
Also surviving are three sisters, Annabel Gardner of Logan, Fontella Mills of Logan and Edna Patterson of Hilliard; a brother, Donald Richards of Delaware; and several children.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Richards.

ELSTON E. BELLAR
Elston Edward Bellar, 70, Logan, died Thursday, June 11 in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 13, 1928, Washington Court House, son of the late James Coy and Nellie Haley Bellar, he was the widower of Priscilla Ann English Bellar, who died in 1995.
He had retired in 1998 as a supervisor from Harry Wolsky Stair Company and formerly had worked for Coffman Stair Company and Visodor Stair Company.
Surviving are a son, Michael E. (Leanne) Bellar of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Vicki) Dalton of Logan and Kathy White of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Marjorie Merritt of Washington Court House; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles P. and James E. Bellar; and a sister, Mary Carlson.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

WAYNE C. CUPLER
Wayne C. Cupler, 85, Clearfield, Pa., died Thursday, June 11 at Mt. Laurel Nursing & rehabilitation Center, Clearfield, Pa.
Born June 19, 1912, Clifford County, Pa., son of the late Grant and Sarah Jane Dixon Cupler, he was married to Minnie Antes Hazel Cupler, who survives.
Funeral services will 3:30 p.m. Sunday at The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. Clearfield, Pa., with the Rev. David Y. Norris officiating.
Interment will be in Bigler Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today and 2 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial services will be conducted by Bradford Grange 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 119 E. Market St., Clearfield, Pa. 16830.

BURDELLA M. GARRETT
Burdella M. Garrett, 70, died Friday, June 12 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 8, 1928, Maxville, daughter of the late Samuel Hayden and Annabelle Wolfe Dillon, she was married for 52 years to Essel Garrett, who survives.
She was a gifted artist in the tradition of her father, Samuel Hayden Dillon, with whom she attended many art shows displaying their works. She was a member of Hocking Hills Church of Christ and a graduate of New Straitsville High School.
Also surviving are a son Robert D. Garrett of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Karen) Harris of Columbus; two brothers, Neal (Fern) Dillon and Leo (Madge) Dillon, both of Logan; and five grandchildren, Matteo, Michael, Debbie, Marco and Alyssa.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Joe C. Talley and Eldon Honeycutt officiating.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.


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