Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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December 1 - 5, 1998

MARY E. CONNER
Mary E. Conner, 57, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 30 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1941, Hocking County, daughter of the late Harley Chambers and Carrie Bush Chambers-Linscott, she was married for 37 years to Don E. Conner Sr., who survives.
A homemaker, she attended the Elm Street Mission.
Also surviving are a son, Don F. Conner Jr. of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. David (Cathy) Sycks of Logan and Tammy Conner of Logan; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Benjamin Richard (Joan M.) Chambers of Logan, Raymond L. (Regina) Chambers of Cambridge and Harley Eugene Chambers of Logan; and three sisters, Edith M. Schultz, Pamela L. Holtz and Mrs. Kenneth L. (Marlene S.) Allen, all of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Buddy Roy Blackburn; and a sister, Evelyn Chambers.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. David Scott officiating.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

RALPH E. LOUDNER
Ralph Edward Loudner, 50, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 29 at Ohio State University Medical Center.
Born May 19, 1948, Nelsonville, son of Goldie Roena Smith Loudner of Lancaster and the late Fred Loudner, he was married to Pamela Sue Blevins Loudner, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Special graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LAVERNE J. NICHOLS
LaVerne J. Nichols, 95, Columbus, formerly of Shawnee, died Sunday, Nov. 29 at The Inn at North Hills, Zanesville.
Born Sept. 19, 1903, Shawnee, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Moody Jaynes, she was the widow of Edward "Nick" Nichols, who died in 1995.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Shawnee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Titko officiating.
Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Columbus, and after noon Thursday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee.

ROBERTA FRAZEE
Roberta Westbrook Frazee, 79, Frankfort, Ky., died Monday following a long illness.
She was the widow of Jack Frazee.
A native of Gore, she was a 1937 graduate of Logan High School.
Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Moore; two sons, Pat and Roger; and four grandchildren, Sabrina Willis-Rudolph, Kelly Frazee, Christopher Frazee and Samuel Frazee.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Thurness.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Frankfort, Ky.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose St., Lexington, Ky. 40536.

MICKEY BROWN
Mickey L. Brown, 78, Powell, formerly of Columbus, died Nov. 17 at his residence following an extended illness.
Born May 15, 1920, Logan, son of Americas L. and Lillian Bond Brown, he was married for 54 years to Eve Dixon Brown, who survives.
Memorial services were held at the chapel at Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Community Foundation of Delaware, Hospice Fund, 40 N. Sandusky St., Suite 203, Delaware 43015.
Arrangements were by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware.

RAY WOODGEARD
Ray H. Woodgeard, 82, Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born March 6, 1916, Logan, son of the late William and Alma Kalklosch Woodgeard, he was married to Marie Parry Woodgeard, who survives.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a former Logan High School band director and a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Pomeroy Lodge 164 F&AM, Hock-Hocking Council 39, Logan Chapter 75 and VFW Post 6430 and was past commander of Logan Commandry 78.
Also surviving are two sons, Tim (Fran) Woodgeard of Logan and Jim (Robin) Woodgeard of Ruskin, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Dile (Connie) Brown of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Paul (Nancy) Hankison of Logan; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by nine brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.
Masonic services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220.

FLORENCE B. CAMPBELL
Florence B. Campbell, 73, Logan, died Friday, Dec. 4 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre, near Lancaster.
Born Dec. 20, 1924, New Straitsville, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Jane Reynolds Campbell.
She was a retired employee in the cementing department at Brooks Shoe Factory.
Surviving are a son, Valley R. Campbell of Logan; three grandchildren, Stephen R. and Anthony R. Campbell, both of Indiana, and Amanda I. Hipsher of Nelsonville; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Souders of Logan and Evelyn Caminitti of Reynoldsburg.
She also was preceded in death by five sisters, Thelma Campbell, Lavern Chilote, Della Tucker, Fannie Yarger and Frieda Sparks.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael L. Martin officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home.

GERALDINE L. GRADY
Geraldine L. Grady, 69, Newark, died Friday, Dec. 4 at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark.
Born May 21, 1929, Webster County, W.Va., daughter of the late Oscar and Irene Morrison Lewis, she was married June 6, 1982 to Rex. J. Grady, who survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Apostolic Church.
Also surviving are a son, Eugene (Barbara) Wade of Thornville; two daughters, Pricilla Grambrel of Heath and Mrs. Tom (Donna) Gordon of Logan; a stepson, Duane (Marge) Grady of Newark; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul (Carolyn) Layman of Chatham; six sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Collins of New Straitsville, Mrs. Don (Lovella) Whitehouse of Glenwood, Fla., Velma Bazler of Newark, Mrs. Lee (Sarah) Heistand of Newark, Mrs. Jack (Connie) Shaw of Osage Beach, Mo. and Mrs. Bill (Eileen) Bell of Newark; two brothers, Donald (Mary) Lewis of St. Louisville and Tom Lewis of Heath; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Lewis, Bernadine Lewis and Orpha Lewis; and a brother, David H. Lewis.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with the Rev. R.A. Newstrand officiating.
Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

STEVE R. NICE
Steve R. Nice, 48, New Plymouth, died Friday, Dec. 4 at his residence.
Born July 28, 1950, Logan, son of Jennie Friley Nice Cook of Greenfield and the late Robert S. Nice, he was married for 29 years to Yvonne Largent Nice, who survives.
A graduate of Vinton County High School, he was an associated with Asplundh Tree Service and Nelson Tree Service with the last several years as manager with a total of 27 years in the tree trimming service.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Lisa) Caudill of McArthur; a grandson, Alex Caudill of McArthur; two sisters, Mrs. Martin (Cynthia) Burley of New Plymouth and Mrs. David (Christina) Douglas of Greenfield; four brothers, Michael Nice of Albany, Randy Nice of Virginia Beach, Va., Jon Nice of Greenfield and Keith (Suellen) Nice of McArthur; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Floyd and Charlotte Largent of New Plymouth.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Bruce Viar officiating.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
The family suggests contributions be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 282 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701.

December 7 - 12, 1998

MALISSA BOWLBY
Malissa P. Bowlby, 89, Lancaster, died Saturday, Dec. 5 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

REV. EARL SNYDER
The Rev. Earl W. Snyder, 82, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 5 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born July 7, 1916, Buckhannon, W.Va., son of the late Daniel and Eliza Brake Snyder, he was married for 51 years to Reba Wolfe Snyder, who survives.
A retired Methodist minister and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, West Ohio United Methodist Conference and the Hocking County Ministerial Association, he served churches in the Broadwell Circuit, Rushville Charge, Junction City Good Shepherd Church, Rockbridge Charge and Fultonham Charge.
Also surviving are a son, Daniel (Melissa) Snyder of Lancaster; a daughter, Mattie M. Snyder of Logan; two granddaughters, Patti and Shelly Snyder of Lancaster; and a brother, Lloyd Snyder of Elmore.
He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Gene Arlene Snyder, and three sisters, Genevieve Cvach, Ruth Carroll and Blanche Snyder.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Dauber and the Rev. James Waugh officiating.
Burial will be in Wolfe Cemetery, Vinton County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 105 W. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

BERDENA FAYE WOODS
Berdena Faye "Berdie" Woods, 89, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 5 in the skilled nursing unit of Hocking Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Feb. 25, 1909, Lodi Township, Athens County, daughter of the late Lewis and Sarah Williams Hawk, she was the widow of C.A. Woods, who died in 1977.
She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught for 23 years in several locations in Athens and Hocking counties including Green, Haydenville, Enterprise and Carbon Hill schools. She was a graduate of Ohio University and a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Koinonia church group. She was also a member of Hocking County Senior Citizens, Hocking County Historical Society and Hocking County Retired Teachers Association, and was an avid fan of the Columbus Quest basketball team.
She was well-known in this area for her award-winning yard flower displays and picturesque landscaping. She enjoyed writing children's stories and poetry and many of her poems appeared in The Logan Daily News. She also enjoyed music and bowling and participated in numerous senior citizens bus trips.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Reenee Robin) Brehm of Westerville and Patty Charlene Woods of Redondo Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Primrose Green, and five brothers, Emmett, Russell, Herbie, Albert and Edson Hawk.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lawrence R. Hoffmann officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home.

HAZEL L. STUMP
Hazel L. Stump, 74, Laurelville, died Monday, Dec. 7 at her residence.
Born Sept. 10, 1924, Hocking County, daughter of the late Forest and Ethel Cox Hedges, she was the widow of John K. Stump.
Surviving are two sons, Harry (Jenny) Stump and Larry (Corina) Stump, both of Laurelville; three daughters, Mrs. Doug (Sally) Crosby of Laurelville, Mrs. Dale (Patience) Elick of Circleville and Mrs. Gordon (Sharon) Barnhart of Chillicothe; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jackie Hedges and Kenneth Hedges, both of McArthur, Francis Hedges of Lancaster and LeRoy Hedges of Laurelville; and two sisters, Betty Vanhoose of Logan and Bonnie Heatwall of Florida.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.
Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

SOPHIE HERNE
Sophie Herne, 72, Logan, died Monday, Dec. 7 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 27, 1925, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Marie Heller Simmel.
She was a waitress at several restaurants in Columbus.
Surviving are a stepmother, Maria Simmel of Germany; a son, Kenneth (Jean) Herne of Herndon, Va.; three daughters, Christine Helms of Waterford, Va., Mrs. Bill (Mary) Fraley of Laurelville and Mrs. Mel (Kathleen) Morris of Rockbridge; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Romine of Columbus and Elizabeth Bernath, Ann Schweiger and Christine Homeler, all of Germany; a half-brother, Franz Simmel of Germany; and a stepsister, Lannie Lobe of Germany.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Godfried and George Simmel.
Celebration of life memorial Mass will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Columbus.
A celebration of her life for her relatives and friends will be held at the VFW hall in Laurelville at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

LAWRENCE CROUCHER
Lawrence Matthew Croucher, 26, The Plains, died Tuesday, Dec. 8 in Chauncey.
Born July 19, 1972, Cleveland, he was the son of Judy Knight Croucher of The Plains and Michael Croucher of Bebe, Ark.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

JAMES HOLCOMB
James C. Holcomb, 76, Lancaster, died Tuesday, Dec. 8 at his residence.
Born July 20, 1922, Durgan, son of the late Cline C. and Ida Izona Phillips Holcomb, he was the widower of Kathryn Barnett Holcomb, who died Dec. 9, 1997.
He was a pipeline inspector for Columbia Gas for 38 years and a member of Lancaster Fraternal Order of Eagles 2120.
Surviving are a son, James (Sandra) Holcomb of Circleville; a daughter, Kimberly Keyes of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Tom and Ryan Holcomb and Jaime Keyes; and a great-granddaughter, Cora Lutz.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Gene N. Thorpe.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, with the Rev. Ernest Lucas officiating.
Inurnment will take place at a later date in Byer Cemetery.

CHARLES H. VOLLMER
Charles H. Vollmer, 84, died Monday, Dec. 7 in Cincinnati.
He was the beloved husband of Phyllis Swaim Vollmer.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bob (Ronna) Gardner, Mrs. Jerry (Karen) Hughes and Mrs. John (Rhea) Mathias; a son, Richard K. (Minori) Vollmer; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Family and friends may call prior to services Thursday at the cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Madison Road and Hyde Park Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209.
Arrangements are by Witt, Good and Kelsch Funeral Home, Cincinnati.

MICHAEL YATES
Michael J. Yates, 62, Pataskala, died Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Born Sept. 30, 1936, Carbon Hill, son of the late Donald L. Yates and Nellie Green Yates Boulger, he is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Barbara McKinney Yates.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Teresa) Dougherty of Logan and Nanette Yates of Pataskala; two sons, Ron Yates of Columbus and Don (Amy) Yates of Reynoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Shawn, Sarah, Tanner, Tucker, Andy, Kennedy and Logan; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Ann) Martin of Nelsonville and Mrs. Terry (Lauren) Nader of Reynoldsburg; a brother, Jan (Pat) Yates of Reynoldsburg; extended family Dan, Deb, Sean, Ben and Megan Uditas and Gary, Glenda, Jodi, Gary Lee and Jimmy Clark.
He also was preceded in death by an infant sister, Sandra Beth; three infant daughters, Leslie Marie, Lisa Michelle and Nola Ann; and a stepmother, Laura Yates.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren F. Kauber Funeral Home, Pataskala.
Burial will be in Pataskala Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Service of Licking County, Inc., 1435 W. Main St. B, Newark, Ohio 43055-9804.

CHARLES CHAMPLIN
Charles L. Champlin, 96, Glouster, died Thursday, Dec. 10 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Dec. 4, 1902, Athens County, son of the late Marion and Rose Eberts Champlin, he was the widower of Kathryn Jewell Champlin.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

RUTH REDICK
Ruth Evelyn Redick, 84, Logan, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 10 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 15, 1914, Washington Township, Hocking County, daughter of the late Archie Clifford and Melva Cordelia Nihiser Griffith, she was married to Vyron Boyd Redick, who survives.
A former cashier for Harden and Helber Grocery in Logan, she formerly operated the cafeteria at Logan Clay Products and had worked at Metal Powder Products in Logan. She attended Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Linda Kay) Montgomery of Logan; two grandsons, Kelly Wayde Montgomery of Lancaster and Tracy Ryan Montgomery of Logan; a great-grandson, Riley Quinn Montgomery of Logan; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl (Grace M.) Poling of Grafton.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Dwain Lee Redick, who died in 1944, and a brother Vance O. Griffith.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

IRA WILKINSON
Ira S. Wilkinson, 80, Carbon Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 10 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born May 13, 1918, Carbon Hill, son of the late Robert L. and Nellie Smith Wilkinson, he was married for 57 years to Theda A. Rieder Wilkinson, who survives.
A former service station and store owner and operator and a U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Nelsonville VFW 3467 and Murray City American Legion Post 420. He was a former bus driver and former sexton of Carbon Hill Cemetery. He was a 1937 graduate of Carbon Hill High School.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald L. (Nancy M.) Bond of Logan; four grandchildren, Laura Bond, Mrs. Ray (Rhonda) Harvey, Mrs. Scott (Meredith) Nice and Kent Bond, all of Logan; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Chelsea Harvey of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Ernie and Earl "Happy" Wilkinson, and three sisters, Neva Nutter, Pauline Kimble and Greta Berenyi.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Donald R. Davisson officiating.
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.

EILEEN R. KEETON
Eileen R. Keeton, 72, Rockbridge, died Friday, Dec. 11 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan.
She was preceded in death by Roberta Enderson, daughter and her parents, eight brothers and sisters.
A member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Pleasantville, she is survived by husband Arthur R. Keeton; one son, Emmett (Judy) Scoby of Rockbridge; one granddaughter, Carla Scoby; one great grandson, Alexander Scoby; two step-daughters, Sherry (Ron) Stiverson of Bremen and Sharon Keeton from Lancaster; one step-son, James (Georganna) Keeton of Bremen and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sheridan Funeral Home with Pastor John E. Little officiating.
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

ALICE MILLER
Alice Mae Green Miller, 78, Lancaster died Thursday, Dec. 10 with her children by her side at Heartland Fairfield Nursing Center.
The former resident of Logan was retired owner of Synergy in Logan and retired from Goodyear.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Church in Lancaster, Hocking Valley Senior Citizens center, Goodyear Retirees, former member of Emanuel United Methodist Church and choir, and member of the Logan Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are two sons, Larry (Charmaine) Green of Pickerington and Troy Green of Cincinnati; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Patricia) Dexter of Lancaster and Alice "Raine" Green and friend Tix Dexter of Columbus; brother Richard (Diane) Stewart of Lancaster; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Jean) Upthegrove of Utica, N.Y. and Mrs. Raymond (Estella) Walker of Yellow Springs; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.
She also was preceded in death by husbands, Charles Edward Green and Donald G. Miller; parents Samuel and Estella Stewart; infant son, Tommy Green; brothers, Joseph, Houston, William and Frank Stewart; sisters, Ethel Hawkins, Malva Brown; and two infant sisters.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Church with Mike Dexter officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster and one hour prior to services Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Central Ohio Diabetes Association or American Red Cross in care of the funeral home.

December 14 - 19, 1998

BILLIE CISCO
Billie D. Cisco, 68, Glouster, died Saturday, Dec. 12 at his residence.
Born Aug. 2, 1930, McCrory, Ark., son of the late William Cisco and Lucy Vanlandingham Rubottom, he was married to Wilma Jean Exline Cisco, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will take place at a later date.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

RAYMOND RUTTER
Raymond Rutter, 67, Glouster, died Saturday, Dec. 12 at his residence.
Born April 29, 1931, Athens County, he was the son of the late Howard and Bertha Rutter.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Millertown Cemetery, Corning.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

EDWARD SALYER
Edward Paul Salyer, 81, Logan, died Sunday, Dec. 13 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born April 24, 1917, Hilliard, son of the late Albert Charles and Leona Edna Ramey Salyer, he was married to Zelpha Marie Kelley Salyer, who survives.
He retired in 1975 from General Motors Corporation in Columbus after 25 years of service.
Also surviving are six stepsons, Lando Earl Perry, Thomas Eugene Perry and Charles Dean Perry, all of Logan, Paul Douglas Perry of New Straitsville, John Edward Perry of Lancaster and Mark Allen Perry of Columbus; five brothers, Lundy, Roy, Robert, Gerald Lee and Elmer Salyer, all of Columbus; and three sisters, Rita Korble of Phoenix, Ariz., Helena Epley of Columbus and Betty Lehnert of Alexandria.
He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Johanna Salyer, who died in 1978; two brothers, William Richard and Arthur Ronald Salyer; and a sister, Virginia Pauline Boyer.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Revs. King Kelly and Carl Radcliff officiating.
Burial will be in Laurel Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

LUCILLE TEMPLE
Lucille Jane Temple, 71, Glouster, formerly of Columbus, died Friday, Dec. 11 in Glouster.
Born Oct. 16, 1927, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith Bryant Livsay.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of services at the funeral home.

RICHARD SCHMIDT
Richard Harry Schmidt, 58, Pickerington, died Sunday, Dec. 13 at Ohio State University Medical Center.
Son of Ruth Schmidt of Bloomington, Ill., and the late Jacob E. Schmidt, he is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sue Anne Dollison Schmidt.
A captain in the United States Navy, he retired from the Navy after 27 years of service. He was a member of Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Logan High School and the U.S. Naval Academy. He also received a master's degree in business administration from Georgia State University. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.
He was a highly decorated Naval officer serving on ships on the east and west coasts that participated in deployments to Vietnam, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. He was also an instructor at various Navy School Commands.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Sandra) Anthony of Savannah, Ga.; a grandson, Cameron Anthony Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. John (Karen) Elterich of Bloomington, Ill.; a brother, Wayne (Karen) Schmidt of Perth, Australia; several nieces and nephews; a mother-in-law, Anne Dollison of Logan; and a brother-in-law, Ken (Karen) Dollison of Logan.
The family members would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Echo Manor Extended Care Facility in Pickerington for the love, gentle care and kindness they gave to Dick during these past two years.
Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 895 Diley Road, Pickerington, Ohio 43147, with the Revs. David A. Choate and Robert W. Gish officiating.
Dick's cremated remains will be scattered at sea per his request.
Friends may call 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are by Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home and Crematory, Pickerington.

J. LYNN STRAIT
J. Lynn Strait II, 30, Santa Barbara, Calif., formerly of New York, died Friday, Dec. 11 as the result of a traffic accident.
Born Aug. 7, 1968, Manathas, N.Y., he was the son of Dr. J. Lynn Strait of Santa Barbara, formerly of Logan, and Mari Anne Strait, also of Santa Barbara.
He was an avid musician and the leader of a rock band that played at Polaris Amphitheater recently.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jenny Strait of Santa Barbara and Julie Brown of Seattle; grandmothers June Strait of Logan and Mary Mitroka of New York; and several uncles, nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held today in Santa Barbara and memorial services will be held Wednesday at The Old Mission in Santa Barbara.

JAMES HARTSOCK
James H. "Jimbo" Hartsock, 71, Logan, died Monday, Dec. 14 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born May 30, 1927, Canada, he was the son of the late Leroy Hartsock and Letha Dailey Hartsock Robbins.
A Korean War Army Veteran, he was a retired truck driver for Hocking Cartage in Logan and a life member of Logan VFW.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles Hartsock of Mosinee, Wisc., and Leroy Hartsock of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Marjorie Todd of Brownsville, Texas; and special friend Imgard Warthman, with whom he made his home.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Nora Zuk.
Military graveside services will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Hartsock was cremated at his request.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

JOHN KEIRNS
John W. Keirns, 68, Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 15 at his residence.
Born Dec. 25, 1929, Millfield, son of the late Gilbert and Faye McCracken Keirns, he was married to Barbara Wilson Keirns, who survives.
There will be no funeral services and no calling hours will be observed. Mr. Keirns will be cremated.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

THOMAS EDWARDS
Thomas C. Edwards, 36, Union Furnace, died Wednesday, Dec. 16 at his residence.
Born June 12, 1962, Nelsonville, son of the late Richard Dale and Charlotte L. Riley Edwards, he was married to Ruth Ann Reinke Edwards, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

BOBBY FISK
Bobby M. Fisk, 75, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 15 at his residence.
Born May 11, 1923, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Bennett Sherman and Bessie Skiver Fisk.
Surviving are a brother, Jackie Lee (Bonnie) Fisk of Buckeye Lake; a brother-in-law, John McGuire of Nelsonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Edward Fisk, and four sisters, Gertrude McGuire, Roberta Six, Mary Mosley and Wavelene Fisk.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville with Pastor Mike Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

INGRAHAM SMITH
Ingraham Bradley "Ink" Smith, 63, Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 16 at his residence following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 14, 1935, Masontown, Penn., son of the late Alfred and Mae Stillwagon Smith, he was married to Rose Marie Sekerak Smith, who survives.
He retired in 1990 as the trade and industrial supervisor for Tri-County Joint Vocational School in Nelsonville. He has also been formerly employed as the head of the Engineering Department for Hocking College in Nelsonville. He received his bachelor's degree from California University, California, Penn., and his master's degree from Ohio University, Athens.
He had also worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company at both the Akron and Logan plants. He was a former member of Logan City Council, a former member of Logan Kiwanis Club and was very active in various civic and community affairs. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Dawn L.) Fickel of Gahanna; a son, Bradley R. (Teresa) Smith of North Royalton; a sister, Charlyn Carnathan of Richeyville, Penn.; two brothers, Keith Smith of Arensburg, Penn., and Oliver Smith of Des Moines, Iowa; and two grandsons, Tyler and Andrew Fickel of Gahanna.
He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce D. Smith, who died in 1979, and seven brothers, Eugene, Alfred, Ralph, Anson, Hartzell, William and Warren Smith.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Father James A. Geiger officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joyce D. Smith Scholarship Fund, c/o Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

GEORGE R. MALONE
George R. Malone, 69, Mansfield, died Thursday, Dec. 17 at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.
Born April 3, 1929, Lawrence County, son of the late John Thomas and Sarah Rawlins Malone, he was married to Leota Malone, who survives.
A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from National Seating in the Mansfield area, where he had lived since 1950.
Also surviving are two sons, John (Sherry) Malone of Shelby and Denny Malone of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) Clark of New Baltimore, Mich. and Mrs. Richard (Cathy) Gollehon of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Miller of Jackson; his mother-in-law, Dovie Pittman of Logan; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by one brother; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield.
Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

FRED NELSON
Fred Nelson, 81, Chauncey, died Thursday, Dec. 17 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Jan. 5, 1917, Kimberly, son of the late James and Sylvia Thompson Nelson, he was the widower of Marvella Showalter Nelson, who died Aug. 19, 1994.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Special graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

December 21 - 26, 1998

CATHERINE A. McDANIEL
Catherine Agnes McDaniel, 72, Logan, died Sunday, Dec. 20 at her residence following a brief illness.
Born Nov. 4, 1926, Logan, daughter of the late Joseph Francis and Mary Magdalene Schrader Krannitz, she was married to Jay Junior McDaniel, who survives.
She was a homemaker and has worked as a reading aide for 14 years with the Logan-Hocking School District. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ron (Victoria Lee) Flood of Logan, Mrs. Don (Rebecca Ann) Fritz of Brecksville and Mrs. Harlan (Mary Jane) Howard of London; six sons, Terry Jay McDaniel, Peter Kim (Marsha) McDaniel and William Joseph McDaniel, all of Logan, Stephen Andrea (Patty) McDaniel of Dallas, Texas, John Jay McDaniel of Columbus and Donald Jay (Renee) McDaniel of Howard; 16 grandchildren; six sisters, Mary Margaret White of Bonita Springs, Fla., Mrs. Raymond (Joan) Kunkler, Mrs. Lucille Kunkler, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Roop and Mrs. Ed (Ann) Kilbarger, all of Logan, and Mrs. Dale (Dorothy) Olive of Lancaster; and three brothers, James Krannitz and Charles Krannitz, both of Lancaster, and John Krannitz of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Francis McDaniel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be held at 8.

THOMAS S. MERZ
Thomas S. Merz, 81, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 20 at his residence.
Born Dec. 7, 1917, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Peter James and Elizabeth Auflick Merz.
Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements are by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

HELEN E. ROSS
Helen Elizabeth Ross, 93, Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, formerly of Cross Street in Nelsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 20 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Feb. 14, 1905, Corning, daughter of the late Charles and Robina Murray Schlingerman, she was the widow of Sylvester William Ross.
Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
No calling hours will be observed.
The family suggests contributions be made to a church or charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

RONALD W. SIGLER
Ronald W. Sigler, 59, Logan, died Sunday, Dec. 20 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 4, 1939, Hocking County, son of the late Woodrow and Eunice Woolever Sigler, he was married to Helen Kornell Sigler, who survives.
He was retired from Goodyear in Logan.
Also surviving are two sons, Christopher (Terrie) Sigler of Logan and Scott (Victoria) Sigler of Grove City; two grandchildren; and a brother, Don Sigler of Sugar Grove.
He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Eckhart.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Greg Magruder officiating.
Interment will be in Shaw Cemetery, Falls Township.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

CHARLES E. WAHL
Charles E. Wahl, 83, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 19 at his residence.
Born Oct. 7, 1915, Pickaway County, son of the late Albert D. and Myrtle Mae Speakman Wahl, he was married to Pauline Spires Wahl, who survives.
He was a retired cement finisher for Highway Paving of Columbus.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Nancy) Bell of Logan; two grandchildren, Brian K. Bell and Laurie Bell, both of Columbus; two brothers, Francis Wahl of Lancaster and Clyde Wahl of Logan; a sister, Judy Rowland of Gibisonville.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Charles Spier officiating.
Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Perry County.

WILLIAM WETZEL
William "Bill" Wetzel, 59, Hollister, died Saturday, Dec. 19 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Feb. 26, 1939, Buchtel, he was the son of Erma Smathers Wetzel Mills of Buchtel and the late Victor Wetzel.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Hollister Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

RAY W. SPECHT
Ray W. Specht, 59, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 22 at his residence.
Born Aug. 9, 1939, Vinton County, son of Helen Hardesty Carpenter of Lancaster and the late Wheeler Specht, he was married to Marilyn Sue Bownes Specht, who survives.
A Marine veteran, he was a truck driver for several years. He was a member of NRA and a trustee for New Plymouth Cemetery Association.
Also surviving are three sons, Johnny Ray Specht of Pendleton, S.C., Michael Dale Specht of Nelsonville and Bradley (Leeann) Specht of New Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. John (Tammy Sue Specht) Chambers of Pendleton, S.C. and Kimberly Kay Specht Rutter (Jim Wilson) of Nelsonville; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Wilmer Findly of Lancaster, Kenneth Specht of The Plains, Robert Specht of Lancaster and Michael Holland of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and a sister, Betty Miller of Lancaster.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. James Mathias officiating.
Interment will be in New Plymouth Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

MARIAN K. THOMAS
Marian Kleinschmidt Thomas, 101, died Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Born Aug. 5, 1897, Logan, she was married to Albert Harry Thomas from 1948 until his death in 1952.
She graduated from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in 1919 and had a long-standing interest in Columbus Museum of Art and The Center of Science and Industry, serving as a volunteer for both.
Her activities also included Inniswood Garden Society, Capital University and Franklin Park Conservatory Women's Sustaining Board. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Surviving are a brother, Ralph Reichert Kleinschmidt of Seattle, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, William Carlton Speck, to whom she was married to from 1924 until his death in 1939.
Date and time of graveside services will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are by Schoedinger State Street Chapel, Columbus.

RUSSELL TOOPS
Russell Toops, 52, Logan, died Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Aug. 29, 1946, Mount Sterling, son of Elizabeth A. Carter Toops of Logan and the late Frederick O. Toops, he was married to Theresa Fowler Toops, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher J. (Dorothy) Toops of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Brian (Jodi Lynn) Scott of Enterprise and Mrs. Tony (Elizabeth Ann) McDonald of Logan; seven grandchildren, Marcus, Kristen, Andrew, Bryan, Ashley, Kassandra and Alexandria; three brothers, Nick Toops of Tarleton, Jerry (Lee) Toops of Zaleski and Larry (Wanda) Toops of Union Furnace; five sisters, Maridel Toops of Logan, Susan Giuliani of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Bill (JoAnne) Webb of Logan, Mrs. Steve (Pamela) Venters of Delaware and Melinda Toops of Yellow Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Ivan and John Edward Toops.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Jason Fisher officiating.

TARA L. DOWNS
Tara L. Downs, 22, Laurelville, died Dec. 21, 1998 in Circleville.
Born March 22, 1976, Circleville, she was the daughter of Terry and Peggy Harris Downs of Laurelville.
Also surviving are paternal grandmother, Eloise Downs of Laurelville; maternal grandmother, Katherine Harris of Circleville; a sister, Mrs. Michael (Melissa) Weese of Circleville; a brother, Terry Downs II; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Dr. Doyne Wiggins officiating.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Tara Downs Memorial Fund, c/o Kingston National Bank, P.O. Box 613, Kingston, Ohio 45644.

ROSS E. STUBE
Ross Edward Stube, 16, Campbell Road, Athens, died Wednesday, Dec. 23 at his home after a courageous battle while awaiting a heart lung transplant.
He was the son of Edward and Darlene Champ Stube.
A sophomore at Athens High School, he was a member of Athens High School band and Athens High School service club. An avid outdoorsman, he was active in assisting others and his zest for life touched many.
Also surviving are a maternal grandmother, Virginia Champ of Logan; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Roseann Stube of Stow; aunts and uncles, Paula and Mark Unrue of Asheboro, N.C., Christine and Harry Bellman of Cincinnati and Emily Stube and Darrell Habit of Durham, N.C.; uncles, Guy and Greg Champ, both of Logan; uncles and aunts, Gary Champ and Vicki Richards of Logan and Dian and Mike Sherrick of Logan; and several cousins.
He also was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Guy Champ.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Richland Avenue Methodist Church, Athens, with the Rev. Norm Coleman and Pastor Esther Kuhre.
A private burial will be held.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens.
The family suggests contributions be made to Ross Stube Scholarship Fund c/o Athens High School, The Plains, Ohio 45780 or American Heart Association, Athens County Division, P.O. Box 5812, Athens, Ohio 45701.

LULA G. STUMP
Lula G. Stump, 64, Columbus, died Tuesday, Dec. 22 at James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
She was married to Donald F. Stump, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Mrs. Robert (Donna Jean) De'Carlo, William (Brigid) Stump and Robert Stump; grandchildren, Robert and Anthony De'Carlo and Sean and Amanda Stump; sisters, Mildred Fulcher, Marie Donofrio, Dorothy Reynolds and Pearl Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by sons, Don and John Stump.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 N. High St., Columbus, with the Rev. Lowell Lewis officiating.
Interment will be 1 p.m. Monday at Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home.

MILTON GARY
Milton Gary, 86, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 24 at Sunrise Nursing Home, New Lexington.
Born March 15, 1912, Elmyra, N.Y., he was the son of the Nathan and Rose Goltleib Gary.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

HELEN H. KIDWELL
Helen H. Kidwell, 82, Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 17, 1916, Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Edna Benedict.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

VIRGINIA MAE MOHLER
Virginia Mae Mohler, 84, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 24 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born April 14, 1914, Kiro, W.Va., daughter of the late Thomas and Stella Delong Hunter, she was the widow of Harvey Mohler.
She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose in Logan.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald (Diane) Fickel of Winslow, Ind., Donald Fickel of Buffalo, N.Y. and Billy (Donna) Fickel of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Thoma) Wells of Logan and Mrs. Leroy (Edith) Bland of Luke, Md.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Don (Jean) Dancer of Tempe, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Helen Inboden of Logan; and special friends, Dallas and Jane Kaufman of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Orla Fickel; a stepson, Roy Fickel; a stepdaughter, Inez Davis; and a brother, Robert Hunter.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating.
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to New Hope United Methodist Church.

CLYDE W. NIHISER
Clyde W. Nihiser, 82, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 24 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 22, 1916, Enterprise, son of the late Simeon and Ida Bishop Nihiser, he was married for 55 years to Virginia M. Woltz Nihiser, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of AMVETS and F&AM Mingo Lodge 171 of Logan.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael D. (Vicki) Nihiser of Logan and Frederick W. (Terrie) Nihiser of Lancaster; grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica and Jennifer; several foster grandchildren; a brother, Marion (Thelma) Nutter of Lancaster; and a sister, Mary Later of Sugar Grove.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and William; and three sisters, Betty, Ocie and Viola.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Cummans officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 Sunday at the funeral home.
Masonic services will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

JERRY WAGNER
Jerry Wagner, 70, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Dec. 24 at his residence.
Born Feb. 23, 1928, Buchtel, son of the late Ben and Fern Bruce Wagner, he was married for 45 years to Patricia Hillyer Wagner, who survives.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Special military services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

December 28 - 31, 1998

DANIEL W. BELCHER
Daniel W. Belcher, 37, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 26 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born July 7, 1961, Columbus, he was the son of Richard L. and Mabel Herb Rooker of Rockbridge.
An Army veteran, he was a member of Logan Eagles and Logan AMVETS.
Also surviving are four daughters, Danielle Nichole Belcher, Krista Jacklyn Belcher, Deidra Down Belcher and Whitney Morgan Belcher, all of Logan; two brothers, Tony Belcher of Dillsboro, N.C. and Richard L. Rooker Jr. of Logan; and a sister, Christina Belcher of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Diroa Edgell officiating.
Interment will be in Laurel Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

MELISSA JO BELCHER
Melissa "Mel" Jo Belcher, 33, Logan, was found dead Saturday, Dec. 26 in Falls Township, Hocking County.
Born March 3, 1965, Logan, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Mark and Phyllis Ann Wilson Van Curen Sr.
She was employed at Sam's Place in Logan and was a member of Logan Eagles Auxiliary 2168.
Surviving are three daughters, Ashley James, Diedra Belcher and Whitney Belcher, all of Logan; two brothers, Bernard Mark Van Curen Jr. and Shawn Eugene Van Curen, both of Logan; and two sisters, Bonnie Van Curen of Columbus and Sue Millington of Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. King Kelly officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

MAXINE V. JOHNSON
Maxine V. Johnson, 90, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 24 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 14, 1908, Clinton County, Mich., daughter of the late Howard and Anna Killian Pottner, she was the widow of S. Sheldon Johnson.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg, W.Va.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Susan) Johnson of Dunedin, Fla. and Sheldon (Sue) Johnson of Logan; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nettie Bell of Oregon.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Johnson; two sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkersburg, W.Va., with Dr. William R. Thomas officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

ISAAC RYAN MARTIN
Isaac Ryan Martin, Logan, died at birth Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Dec. 23, 1998, Lancaster, he was the son of Jim and Beth Howdyshell Martin of Logan.
Also surviving are grandparents, Rex Martin of Logan and Emery and Jane Howdyshell of Logan; great-grandparents, Loren and Evelyn Howdyshell of Logan and Bob and Thelma Morgan of Groveport; a great-great-grandmother, Gladys Harris of Gore; an aunt, Heather Howdyshell of Logan; an uncle, Allen Martin of Logan; aunts and uncles, the Rev. Ricci (Diane) Arthur of West Milton and Roger (Vicky) Tackett of Galion; and special friends, Larry and Sue Darnell of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by a grandmother, Jessie Martin.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge, with the Revs. Greg Magruder and Charles Spier officiating.
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

BEVERLY S. NUNGESTER
Beverly S. Canter Nungester, 52, Nelsonville, who died Saturday, Dec. 26 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Sept. 6, 1946, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Kieffer Canter Sr.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

BRUCE M. RIFE
Bruce M. Rife, 60, Laurelville, died Friday, Dec. 25 at his residence.
Born March 19, 1938, Adelphi, son of the late Augustus and Mabel Congrove Rife, he was married to Shirley Mae Riggin Rife, who survives.
He was president of Dale Riddle Forest Products in Laurelville and a member of Old Car Club of Lancaster.
Also surviving are children, Abby Sowers of Circleville, Duane (Nancy) Rife of Laurelville, Leslie (Colleen) Rife of Laurelville, Lisa (Richard) Eveland of Laurelville, Brian (Robin) Rife of Laurelville and Phillip (Lori) Rife of Laurelville; grandchildren, Jillian Dingess, Aaron Sowers, Jerome Rife, Brandy Rife, Jerrod Rife, Seth Rife, Michael Rife, McKenzie Rife, Richey Taylor, Ashley Gulick, Danielle Eveland, Deanna Eveland, Kyle Eveland and Brock Rife; a great-grandchild, Austin Dingess; a sister, Lynne McCutheon of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Riddle.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home, Circleville, with the Rev. Jack Townsend officiating.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Pickaway County, 600 N. Pickaway St., Circleville, Ohio.

MARLENE JEAN SOHN
Marlene Jean Sohn, 59, Columbus, formerly of Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 26 at her residence following an extended illness.
Born March 29, 1939, Enterprise, she was the daughter of Foy Ivan and Helen Florence Davis Blosser of Logan.
She was retired as a surgical technician after 28 years of service with Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus.
Also surviving are two sons, J. Lee Canter of Logan and David A. Canter of Columbus; a sister, Iris Skiver of Haydenville; a brother, Larry Blosser of Logan; and four grandchildren, Crista and Joshua Canter of Columbus and Matthew and Jessica Canter of Logan.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Radcliff officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home.

RALPH OMAR STEPHENSON
Ralph Omar Stephenson, 72, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 24 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 13, 1926, Hocking County, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Beatrice E. Six Stephenson.
He was owner-operator of Steve's Drilling in Logan. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of Haydenville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Genie) Walker of Logan and Mrs. Jim (Ruth) Barringer of Logan; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rhea Bean of Pomeroy, Audrey Evans of Lancaster and Kay Hines of West Virginia.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Stephenson Jr.; and two daughters, Rita Raye Stephenson and Thoma Lucille Stephenson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haydenville United Methodist Church with Pastors Sharon West and Bruce Livingston officiating.
Interment will be in Shaw Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Hocking County Combined Color Guard Unit.
No calling hours will be observed.
Stephenson will be cremated.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 151 Lake St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

GERALD E. VICKROY
Gerald E. Vickroy, 81, 1315 Slater Road, Salem, died Friday, Dec. 25 at Salem Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec., 10, 1917, Logan, son of the late Charles and Sarah Keaton Vickroy, and stepmother, Ida Holcomb, he was married Feb. 16, 1948 to Elma Mae Cory Vickroy, who survives.
A resident of Salem since 1955 when he came from Darlington, Pa., he retired in 1979 as a truck driver for Lowry Supply Co. of Salem. He was a member of Damascus Friends Church and a World War II Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He also was a member of N. Georgetown American Legion.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Linda Coursin of Homeworth and Mrs. Dave (Donna) Frampton of Newton Falls; two sons, Thomas of Lisbon and Larry of Sedalia, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McCloy of Columbus and Mrs. Maxine Andrix of Lewis Center; a brother, Charles of Columbus; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters; three brothers; three half sisters; four half brothers; and three stepsisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Arbaugh Pearce Greenisen Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Moser officiating.
Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Beloit.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Gerald Vickroy Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 113, Salem, Ohio 44460.

ELIZABETH R. WINTER
Elizabeth R. Winter, 68, Glouster, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Dec. 26 at her residence.
Born July 29, 1930, Vancouver, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Leonette Hutt Baldwin.
Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ascension Lutheran Church, Columbus.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

VELMA R. BILLMAN
Velma R. Fuhrman Billman, 86, Eagle Ridge Forest Preserve in South Bloomingville, formerly of Grove City, Newark and Columbus, died Thursday, Dec. 24.
Born Jan. 4, 1912, Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of the late August and Catherine Goldner Fuhrman, she was married for 63 years to Charles H. Billman, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St., Grove City, with Senior Pastor Donald Allman officiating.
Interment and graveside services will be held at Eagle Ridge, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Schoedinger Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City.
The family suggests contributions be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St., Grove City.

EDWIN DEAN COFFMAN JR.
Edwin Dean Coffman Jr., 52, died Sunday, Dec. 27 at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Logan, he was the son of the late Edwin Dean Coffman Sr. and Martha Heft Coffman Curtis.
A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, he graduated from Logan High School, The Ohio State University and Point Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was recently employed by Lev's Pawn Shop as manager of the Parsons Avenue store.
He was previously employed by Motorist Ins. Co. He was general manager of Paul Raitz Motors in Athens and Taylor Chevrolet in Athens. He was owner of White's Motors in Athens. He was a member of Presbyterian Church in Logan and Eagles Lodge in Reynoldsburg.
Surviving are two daughters, Kristin N. Coffman of Columbus and Amanda Coffman of Logan; a grandson, D.J. Madison of Columbus; two brothers, Michael (Mimi) Curtis of Lancaster and Anthony (Vicki) Curtis of Philadelphia, Pa.; two aunts, Mrs. Robert (Pat) Sheline of Columbus and Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Belt of Reston, Va.; cousins, David Sheline, who was his caregiver, John (Cheryl) Coffman, Martha Belt, Belinda Belt Oswalt and Bob Sheline; and a host of friends he will be sadly missed by.
He also was preceded in death by a stepfather, George Curtis.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 East Livingston Ave., Columbus.

LEONARD PEACH
Leonard Peach, 77, Glouster, died Monday, Dec. 28 at his residence.
Born May 20, 1921, Athens County, son of the late Jacob W. and Madgie Perry Peach, he was married to Clara Cox Peach, who survives.
Per Mr. Peach's request he was cremated and his ashes will be interred at a later date.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.

LUCILLE J. VANCUREN
Lucille J. "Lucy" VanCuren, 79, Murray City, died Monday, Dec. 28 at Doctors Hospital West, Columbus.
Born Oct. 9, 1919, Murray City, daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel Cheeseman Cook, she was married to Charles W. "Babe" VanCuren, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

WILLARD BRIDGEMAN
Willard Bridgeman, 75, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born March 16, 1923, Virgie, Ky., son of the late Harmon Henry and Ella Ray Bridgeman, he was married to Alpha Bryant Bridgeman, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Whitmore Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH J. NIHISER
Joseph "Joe" Nihiser, 90, Logan, died Monday, Dec. 28 at his residence.
Born Aug. 31, 1908, Hocking County, son of the late Jacob and Lillie May Earnhart Nihiser, he was the widower of Velma E. Dupler Nihiser, who died Oct. 15, 1976.
A longtime dairy farmer, he retired in 1971 from Carborundum Company. He was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church, a lifetime member of Hocking Grange and a member of Hocking County Farm Bureau. He was also a founding member of the St. John Lutheran Cemetery Association and was serving as a trustee for the association.
Surviving are four sons, Thomas J. (Judy) Nihiser of Ringgold, Ga., Robert L. (Penny) Nihiser of Logan, Jay F. (Karon) Nihiser of Logan and Mike (Sherry) Nihiser of Logan; four daughters, Mrs. Dick (Joann) Blauser of Groveport, Mrs. Ronald (Catherine) Dennis of Logan, Betty Nihiser of Logan and Mary Colliton of Laurelville; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Stella Faye Nihiser and Mary Helber, both of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Jacob Ross Nihiser; a son-in-law, Donald R. Colliton Sr.; two brothers, Ray Nihiser and Harold E. Nihiser Sr.; and four sisters, Zola and Gertie Nihiser, Olive Kornmiller and Goldie Sater.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Weaver officiating.
Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Hocking County.
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 St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1084, Logan, Ohio 43138 or to Appalachian Community Hospice, 282 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701.


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