Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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August 9-14, 1999

DORIS CONLEY
Doris Conley, 64, Logan, died Friday, Aug. 6 at Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus.
Born Dec. 29, 1934, Vinton County, daughter of the late Rev. Constantine "Button" and Dorothy Elizabeth McGee Wells, she was the widow of Charles M. Conley.
She was a 26-year employee of Premix/Venture Corp. in Lancaster and a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 873 of Logan.
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Conley of Columbus and Mrs. Greg (Michelle) Addington of Logan; two sons, Jeff (Angie) Conley of Logan and Joseph (Judy) Nelson of Leavittsburg; five grandchildren, Shyller Rolston, Desteny Conley and Mickabe Conley, all of Logan, and Emmett Nelson and Paul Nelson of Leavittsburg; two brothers, James (Betty) Wells of Radcliff and Raymond (Sue) Wells of Watsontown, Penn.; and a sister, Mrs. Dave (Lois) Davidson of Londonderry.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Wells, and a sister, Mildred Gregory.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor James Cummings officiating.
Burial will be in Elks Cemetery, McArthur.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

RUTH FUNK
Ruth Frances Funk, 87, Logan, died Friday, Aug. 6 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born May 30, 1912, daughter of the late Nicholas and Ida M. Hutton Bowers, she was the widow of Joe L. Funk, who died in 1985.
A retired cook from Camp Otterbein, she was a member of Union Furnace United Methodist Church, Miller Chapel Grange and Hocking County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are a son, John N. (Margie) Funk of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Rudy (Betty M.) Rempel of Logan; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Washington Bowers Sr., Russell Bowers and Roy Bowers; a sister, May Roher Heigle; and infant sister Ethel Bowers.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today and noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

TERRI HELSEL
Terri Ann Helsel, 36, Jacksonville, formerly of Columbus, died Monday, Aug. 9 at her residence.
Born May 4, 1963, Athens County, she was the daughter of Jerry P. and Jo Ellen Sayre Taylor of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

RAYMOND PEYTON JR.
Raymond H. Peyton Jr., 75, Shawnee, died Sunday, Aug. 8 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born May 22, 1924, Shawnee, son of the late Raymond H. and Faye Lang Peyton, he was married to Harriett L. "Pat" Jaynes Peyton, who survives.
A World War II Army Air Corp veteran, he was a past post commander of Shawnee VFW, a member of Shawnee Masonic Lodge 526 F86AM and a retired employee of Carborundum of Logan.
Also surviving are a son, Terry (Janice) Peyton of Shawnee; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Gloria) Reed of Shawnee and Mrs. Clarence (Velma) Warner of New Lexington; two half-brothers, Bob Peyton and David Peyton, both of Shawnee; a half-sister, Lavina Sayre of Junction City; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jo Ellen Peyton, and a sister, Wanda Whitely.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Military services will be conducted by Corning American Legion Post 327.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today.

DONALD WHITE
Donald E. White, 75, Grove City, died Sunday, Aug. 8 at his residence.
Son of the late Reno and Hazel White, he is survived by his loving wife, Donna.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a retired supervisor with Central Ohio Welding. He was a member of Coachmen Dogpatchers Chapter 25 of Ohio and Philodorian Lodge 157, Nelsonville, for 52 years.
Also surviving are a son, Roger (Sandy) White of Canal Winchester; a daughter, Mrs. William (Pamela) Bruns of South Charleston; five grandchildren, Michelle and Jessica White, and Michael, Sarah and David Bruns; a sister, Ruth McDaniel of Logan; and two brothers, Howard (Leota) White of Logan and Jess (Betty) White of Nelsonville.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, with Pastor Gerald Lewis officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mount Carmel Hospice.

FRANKLIN KEENEY
Franklin D. Keeney, 58, The Plains, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born Nov. 6, 1940, Buchtel, son of the late Donald and Bessie Alice Wright Keeney, he was married to Linda Stalling Keeney, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Whitmore Cemetery, Buchtel.
Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

DONALD KOON
Donald Leo Koon, 72, Columbus, died Tuesday, Aug. 10 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
Born May 10, 1927, Floodwood, son of the late Clifford and Clara Marie Lanning Koon, he was the widower of Betty Lou Koon, who died June 23.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

ANNA WHARTON
Anna L. Wharton, 88, Amanda, died Friday, Aug. 13 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre.
Born June 23, 1911, Rushcreek Township, daughter of the late George and Mary Mohler Moyer, she was the widow of Buyrl Wharton, who died Dec. 21, 1979.
She was a former secretary at the Boys Industrial School.
She was a member of Amanda United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters.
Surviving are three sons, Donald B. Wharton, George R. (Nancy) Wharton and Daniel (Carolyn) Wharton, all of Amanda; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne E. (Dorothy) Moyer of Pleasantville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Terry Borah officiating.
Burial will be in Amanda Township Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Diabetes Association or Amanda United Methodist Church.

August 23-28, 1999

LEONARD LEACH
Leonard C. Leach, 82, a resident of Bradenton, Fla. during the winter months and Columbus during the rest of the year, died Thursday, Aug. 19 at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla.
Born April 26, 1917, Glouster, son of the late Fred and Jessie Francis Leach, he was married to Iris E. Leach, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where special Masonic services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

RUBY KASLER
Ruby Eileen Kasler, 62, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Aug. 22 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Nov. 7, 1936, Buchtel, daughter of the late Addison Benjamin and Maggie Ellen Smathers Davenport, she was the widow of Ralph E. Kasler.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Freewill Baptist Church, The Plains.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, The Plains.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130-4099.

ROY SMITH
Roy Hamilton Smith, founder, owner and operator of The Coffee Cup Restaurant for more than 25 years, lost his brave battle with heart disease Monday, Aug. 23.
Roy began his life in the beautiful hills of West Virginia July 23, 1921. In 1968, he moved his family to Nelsonville, which was home for the next 31 years.
Roy's first love was always for his family. His second love was for his business, The Coffee Cup Restaurant, established in 1971 with $40 is his pocket, a can of green beans and his wife, Joan, by his side. He and Joan owned and operated The Coffee Cup for more than 25 years. Their youngest son and daughter, Charlie and Tammy, carry on the tradition today.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Mae Bays Smith; two brothers, Lowell and Glenn Smith; a great-grandchild; and his beloved son, James Hamilton Smith, Esq., who died at the tender age of 26.
He is survived by a wonderful circle of family and friends, including his devoted wife of 51 years, Joan; five loving daughters, Mrs. Dave (Vickie) Boston, Mrs. John (Judy) Macklin, Mrs. David (Anna) Beebe, Terri Smith and special friend John Kauff, and Mrs. Shawn (Tammy) Williams; two sons, Roy Mason (Helen) Smith and Charles Wayne Smith and Stephanie McClelland; three sisters, Edna Jennel, Esther Gill and Mina Lee Vass; and 14 grandchildren, Dallas and Ron Smith, Donna, Diane and Dave Boston, Shawna, Mandy and Chris Shumaker, Steve and Scott Schoonover, Danielle and Sean Mundy, Dillon McClelland and Charles Chase Hamilton Williams.
Special thanks to family friends Sharon Foss, Chris Samms, Rodney McWilliams, John Hartley and the entire hospice staff.
Roy Hamilton Smith will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, friend and businessman. His love, courage and hope helped to provide inspiration to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701.

ISABEL WOLFE
Isabel Wolfe, 83, New Plymouth, died Monday, Aug. 23 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 14, 1915, Hocking County, daughter of the late William Albert and Nellie Mable Armstrong Primmer, she was the widow of Lester French Wolfe, who died Nov. 3, 1987.
A homemaker, she was a member of Sereno Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 128 of McArthur.
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Smith of Worthington, and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wolfe, and two brothers, William and Delno Primmer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating.
Burial will be in Armstrong Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home, where Eastern Star memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday.

EDITH WRIGHT
Edith Wright, 83, Glouster, died Monday, Aug. 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1916, Hocking County, daughter of the late Lindzey and Guinnie Davis Smith, she was the widow of Matthew Wright.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Bishopville.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

STANLEY COAKLEY
Stanley L. Coakley, 59, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Monday, Aug. 23 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born July 27, 1940, Hocking County, son of the late William R. and Anna Louise Garlinger Coakley, he was married to Donna Geil Coakley, who survives.
A Navy veteran, he was a well-known auto salesman and a member of Mingo Lodge 171 F&AM.
Also surviving are a son, Lee Coakley of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Amber and Dylan Coakley, both of Lancaster; three brothers, William Coakley of Buckeye Lake, Jon Wayne (Pat) Coakley of Hebron and Larry Coakley of Lancaster; and four sisters, Mrs. Orval (Mary Lou) Jeffrey of Logan, Mrs. William (Betty) Azbell of Lancaster, Mrs. Edwin (Janice) Denney of Pataskala and Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Patton of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Coakley.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. John Burris officiating.
Burial will be in Stuckey Cemetery, Sugar Grove.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

DYLAN HAMMON
Dylan Russell Hammon, infant son of Andrew D. and Brandi Webster Hammon of The Plains, died Sunday, Aug. 22 at Children's Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Sunday at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

ELMA HORN
Elma Lois Horn, 90, formerly of Barlow, Nelsonville and the Women's Home in Marietta, died at Harmar Place in Marietta Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Born Feb. 13, 1909, Somerset, N.Y., daughter of the late Frank and Stella Fishel Houk, she was the widow of Fred Horn, who died in 1981. The couple were married in 1955.
She had retired from Owens Illinois Glass in Gas City, Ind. She had been baptized in the Second Christian Church in Warren and graduated from high school in Youngstown. She was known to many as The Puppet Lady and was a gifted knitter and seamstress. She made and gave away finger puppets, slippers and quilts to thousands of babies and children throughout her life. Some of her puppets are on display in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are three stepdaughters, Joan Courtney of Barlow, Sherole Eaton of Logan and Mrs. Greg (Patty) Rifner of Yorktown, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle Patterson of Marion, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Kathryn McManaway; a grandson; a granddaughter; and three sisters, Ila Powerie, Irene Butler and Treva Crane.
Mrs. Horn's body has been cremated per her request.
There will be no funeral services or calling hours.
Burial will be at a later date, at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to the Ohio Lung Association, 1300 Christmas Seal Drive N.W., Canton, Ohio 44709.
Arrangements are by the Barlow Chapel of Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home, Barlow.

PAUL PICKETT
Paul Hamilton Pickett, 93, Logan, died Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Born April 23, 1906, Haydenville, son of the late Arthur James and Mayme Wilmick Pickett, he was the widower of Helen Florence Ross Pickett, who died July 1, 1987.
He was retired from Logan Carborundum Company and was a cement contractor noted for his finishing work, having worked on the runways at Port Columbus Airport. He was a member of United Brethren in Christ Church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert James (Marion Sue) Pickett of Columbus and Larry "Pete" (Ronna) Pickett of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Shirley) Rafferty of Columbus and Mrs. William (Vivian) Strohschein of Reno, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Robert Pickett, and three sisters, Betty Jane Pickett, Thelma Kanode and Dorothy Baker.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert E. Sanders officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Township.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.

DORA BRYANT
Dora A. Bryant, 68, Logan, died Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
Born Oct. 7, 1930, Wellston, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma McMannis Reed.
A homemaker, she was a member of Logan Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Charles (Carla) Bryant and John (Stacy) Bryant, all of Logan; four grandchildren, Joshua Lovsey Bryant, Jessica Souders, Wesley Bryant and Addy Bryant; a brother, Willard Reed of Florida; and two sisters, Rhoda Mae Christian of Cincinnati and Mrs. Lawrence (Jeanette) Atwood of Ray.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Alva Reed, and a sister, Mary Reynolds.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Cordle officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

RUTH RAFFERTY
Ruthann Rafferty, 56, New Plymouth, died Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Aug. 22, 1943, Athens, daughter of the late Virgil and Cora Strawn McKnight Sr., she was married for nearly 40 years to Lloyd Rafferty, who survives.
A graduate of the Hocking College Nursing Program, she was a homemaker and was formerly an LPN at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Also surviving are two sons, Clyde (Linda) Rafferty and Clay (Teresa) Rafferty, all of New Plymouth; two daughters, Rebekah Cox of New Plymouth and Mrs. Brian (Larissa) McManaway of Union Furnace; five grandchildren including a special granddaughter who was raised in the home, Jennifer Robinson, Jake and Katie Rafferty and Brittany Cox, all of New Plymouth and Keith McManaway of Union Furnace; four brothers, Virgil (Nina) McKnight Jr. of Nelsonville, Melvin (Helen) McKnight of Albany, Charlie (Rita) McKnight of Sugar Grove and Jim (Janice) McKnight of Nelsonville; and two sisters, Helen Kemper of Wapakoneta and Mrs. Paul (Gyneth) Boyle of New Straitsville.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Robinson.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Edward True officiating.
Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

CHARLES W. VANCUREN
Charles W. "Babe" VanCuren, 91, Murray City, died Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton.
Born Sept. 25, 1907, Hocking County, son of the late Isaac and Stella Iles VanCuren, he was the widower of Lucille J. "Lucy" Cook VanCuren, who died Dec. 28, 1998.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

BEN STOTRIDGE JR.
Ben Stotridge Jr., 61, Rockbridge, died Thursday, Aug. 26 at his residence.
Born May 7, 1938, Nolan, W.Va., son of the late Ben and Dora Murphy Stotridge Sr., he was married to Doris J. Mick Stotridge, who survives.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

August 30 - September 4, 1999

CHARLES WACHENSCHWANZ
Charles Wachenschwanz, 72, Chauncey, died Friday, Aug. 27 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born July 28, 1927, Doanville, son of the late Gus Wachenschwanz and the late Bertha Mae Tolliver Johnson, he was the widower of Madeline Johnson Wachenschwanz.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.

HOPE DANNER
Hope L. Danner, infant daughter of Tod A. and Robin Spencer Danner, New Marshfield, died Sat., Aug. 28 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Thursday, Aug. 26, she also is survived by sister, Danielle Danner.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

EVA NUTTER
Eva Ilene Nutter, 76, New Straitsville, died Sunday, Aug. 29 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
Born March 7, 1923, Bristol, daughter of Manilla B. Spicer of New Lexington and the late Bill Spicer, she was married for 58 years to James P. Nutter, who survives.
A homemaker, she was a member of Old Straitsville Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star 156 of New Straitsville.
Also surviving are two sons, William J. "Jim" (Emily) Nutter and Terry R. (Laurie) Nutter, all of New Straitsville; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Deanna K.) Sturgill of Ironton; two brothers, Clyde and Floyd Spicer, both of New Lexington; a sister, Helen Kuse of Mount Clements, Mich.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Verlon Spicer; a sister, Eunice Walker; and a son, Leslie A. Nutter.
Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Old Straitsville Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Blosser and Stanley Wilt officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

JUDITH STEM
Judith M. Kennard Stem, 59, Springfield, died Sunday, Aug. 29 at Bristol House.
Born March 26, 1940, Glouster, daughter of the late Mike and Media MeCum Hook, she was married to William Stem, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Tona Hoops of New Straitsville; a sister, Patricia Hook of Columbus; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a grandmother, Eliza MeCum; and aunt, Grace MeCum; and a brother, Charles Hook.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home, Springfield with the Rev. David Hoagland officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the memorial home.

FRED DEVOL
Fred E. Devol, 64, Florida, died Friday, Aug. 27, at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, Fla.
Born May 11, 1935, New Straitsville, he was the son of Fred Devol of New Straitsville and the late Murleen McGinley Devol.
He was a retired insurance salesman for Western Southern Life and a U.S. Army veteran.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven and Donald Devol, both of Florida; two daughters, Mary McCarthy and Kathy Maggi, both of Florida; and nine grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Frank Devol.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at New Straitsville Cemetery.
Arrangements are by J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee.

CHARLES MATHIAS
Charles W. Mathias, 87, Lancaster, died Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home.
Son of the late Wesley and Ellen Mathias, he was the widower of Wilma F. Mathias.
A member of Faith Memorial Church, he was retired after 47 years at Anchor Hocking Plant I.
Surviving are a daughter, Shelia Brown of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Kipley Brown and fiance Bill Dockery of Hilliard and Tyler Brown and fiancee Laura Hastilow of Lancaster; two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Mark (Michelle) Barrios of Westerville and Dean (Julie) Brown of Hilliard; a brother, LeRoy (Margie) Mathias of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Chapel, Lancaster, with Pastor Melvin Truex officiating.
Burial will be in Betzer Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Faith Memorial Church.

MARION RIDGLEY
Marion L. Ridgley, 75, Heath, died Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Hospice of Licking County following a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 7, 1923, Guernsey County, son of the late Edgar and Clara Lake Ridgley, he was married for 50 years to Ellen Koehler Ridgley, who survives.
He lived most of his life in Perry County before moving to Heath eight years ago. He was a retired oil well pumper for Preston Oil Company and a member of Church of Christ.
Also surviving are a son, Roger (Lin) Ridgley of Union Furnace; four daughters, Mrs. Ben (Connie) Sheets of Heath, Mollie Ridgley of the home, Mrs. Stan (Marla) Romine of Heath and Lois Ridgley of Heath; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Maxine) Grubb of McConnelsville, Mildred Lemon of Zanesville and Mrs. Bill (Sandra) Roberts of Mount Perry; and two brothers, Arthur K. Ridgley of Adamsville and Fred (Wendy) Ridgley of Hilliard.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Harold Ridgley, and a granddaughter, Liberty Rose.
No calling hours or funeral services will be observed.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Licking County, Inc., 1435 W. Main St. B, Newark, Ohio 43055.
Arrangements are by William Thompson and Son, 5765 Gladstone Drive, White Cottage.

M. JOSEPHINE WILDERMUTH
M. Josephine Wildermuth, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 5, 1908, Logan, daughter of the late Ralph and Hattie Tritsch Starcher, she was the widow of Donald Len Wildermuth, who died May 13, 1988.
A 1928 graduate of Logan High School, she was a nurse's aide at the former Cherrington Hospital and Hocking Valley Community Hospital. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Mount Pleasant Missionary Society.
Surviving are two sons, Lee Wildermuth and special friend Betty Cook, and Bob Wildermuth and special friend Mona Wolfe, all of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Goss of Logan; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Helen Howdyshell of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Charles Richard Wildermuth; a brother, Charles Starcher; and a sister, Kathern Cremean.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Hoffmann officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

JEAN FORD
Jean Ford died Tuesday, Aug. 31.
She was married for 50 years to Bruce Ford.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Southwick Funeral Home, Columbus.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

JAMES ROBERT NOTESTONE
James Robert "Jim Bob" Notestone, 59, Rockbridge, died Wednesday, Sept. 1 at his residence following an extended illness.
Born July 12, 1940, South Perry, son of the late Howard Jennings "Jim" and Alice June Bailey Notestone, he was married to Shirley Rae Brooks Notestone, who survives.
He was a self-employed owner of the J.B. Notestone Trucking and Excavating Company.
Also surviving are three sons, Bobby (Beth) Notestone, Dave (Robin) Notestone and Bret (Jeannie) Notestone, all of Laurelville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Bill (Penny) Gooley of Rockbridge; nine grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Anna Jean) Crothers of Logan; two brothers-in-law, Charles Leroy (Bonnie) Brooks of Rockbridge and Donnie (Mary) Brooks of Logan; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Norman "Sonny" Notestone.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert G. Robinson officiating.
Burial will be in Morgan Chapel Cemetery, Perry Township.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

LOIS JANE SHIFFLET
Lois Jane "Punky" Shifflet, 56, Glouster, died Wednesday, Sept. 1 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus.
Born Aug. 29, 1943, Glouster, daughter of the late Louis James and Mary Katherine Birtcher Murvay, she was married to Wendell Shifflet, who survives.
A homemaker, she was a member of Jacksonville United Methodist Church, Glouster Thea Chapter 192 Order of Eastern Star and Jacksonville VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Also surviving are two sons, Brian (Becky) Wallace and Paul (Tammy) Wallace, both of Marietta; four grandchildren, Paul Anthony Wallace II, Alec Wallace, Brandon Wallace and Erica Wallace; one twin brother, Louis James Murvay of Jacksonville; a brother, John W. (Joy) Murvay of Warner Robins, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Ken (Della) Wells of Chillicothe and Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) Pickney of Warner Robins, Ga.; a special friend, Della Lowry of Trimble; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Charma.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Jacksonville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Don Archer and Ron Fierce officiating.
Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Eastern Star services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MARY WARRENER
Mary Louise Warrener. 55, Merritt Island, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 1 at her residence.
Born Sept. 9, 1943, London, daughter of the late Raymond and Frances Robinson Burba, she was married to Paul Warrener, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Mound Hills Cemetery, Athens County.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

HARRY WESTFALL
Harry D. Westfall, 75, Groveport, died Thursday, Sept. 2 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus.
Born March 27, 1924, Nelsonville, son of the late Harry D. and Mariah E. Bircher, he was married to Mary Westfall, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired teacher, principal and coach for Nelsonville, Logan and other school districts in southern Ohio.
Also surviving are a son, William (Connie) Westfall of Plano, Texas; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Randall (Tricia) Smith of Pickerington; two stepsons, Kevin (Barb) Mullins of Reynoldsburg and P.J. (Angi) Mullins of Mechanicsville, Va.; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. Don (Joan) Morgan of Columbus.
Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5684 Groveport Road, Groveport, with Father J.L. Reichert officiating.
Burial will be in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg.
A prayer service will be 7:30 p.m. today at funeral home with Deacon Fred Schmitt officiating.

VINCENT BETTS
Vincent L. Betts, 28, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Sept. 2 at his residence.
Born July 5, 1971, Akron, he was the son of Ethel Marie Lybrook Betts Wolfe of Nelsonville and the late James M. Betts.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at Connett United Methodist Church, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Monday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

HELENA KITCHEN
Helena Mae Kitchen, 82, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Logan, died Thursday, Aug. 26 at Devon Gables Nursing Home, Tucson, Ariz.
Born March 3, 1917, Logan, daughter of the late Oakey and Julia Freeman Rollins, she was the widow of Floyd Kitchen.
Graveside funeral services will be 4 p.m. today at New Fairview Mausoleum, Rockbridge.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.


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