Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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October 11 - 16, 1999

DONALD EUGENE BURNWORTH
Donald Eugene "Burnie" Burnworth, 78, Bremen, died Sunday. Oct. 10 at his residence.
Born Feb. 16, 1921, Bremen, son of the late Rev. I.N. and Melza Klinger Burnworth, he was married for 57 years to Geraldine L. Embrey Burnworth, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was employed by Buckeye Pipeline Company.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Gloria) Gornall of Rushville and Mrs. Steve (Lois) McNeal of Bremen; a son, Terry (Shirley) Burnworth of Bremen; five sisters, Louise Bowers of Baltimore, Mrs. James (Betty) Goss of Logan, Eileen Thomas of Rushville, Norma Lent of Fultonham and Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Ankrom of Bremen; a brother, Newton Junior (Donna Mae) Burnworth of Bremen; many nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Burnworth, and a granddaughter, Denise Lynn Burnworth.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home, Bremen, with the Rev. Charles Wheatly officiating.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Bremen.
Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 20 of Bremen.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County or American Cancer Society.

MARY ESSEX
Mary L. Essex, 87, Shawnee, died Saturday, Oct. 9 at Genesis Bethesda Campus, Zanesville.
Born April 22, 1912, Ludington, daughter of the late William and Florence Davis Sanders, she was married for 66 years to Ernie Essex, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hemlock Church of Christ with evangelist Dallas Lockhart officiating.
Burial will be in Springer 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 after 6 p.m.

ROBERT HOY
Robert E. Hoy, 69, Zaleski, died Wednesday, Oct. 6 at his residence.
Born March 25, 1930, Swan Township, Vinton County, he was the son of the late Jesse J. and Mildred Green Hoy.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vinton County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

CLYDE HUFFINES
Clyde O. Huffines, 88, Logan, died Friday, Oct. 8 at his residence.
Born May 19, 1911, Hocking County, son of the late Clarence and Cory McGradey Huffines, he was married to Hester Carsey Huffines, who died in 1978.
He was retired from the former Coffman Staircase Company in Logan.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Huffines of Logan and Ronnie Huffines of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Mary Louise) Combs of Marysville; three stepsons, Jim (Joann) Wright of Bremen, Bill (Terri) Wright of Logan and Arthur S. (Pat) Wright of Lake City, Fla.; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Audrey Six Huffines; a son, Robert Huffines; a stepson, Phillip Fortner; and a grandson, Isaac John Combs.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Vern Goss officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

CATHERINE CAROLINE RIDDLEBARGER
Catherine Caroline "Katie" Riddlebarger, 94, Logan, died Friday, Oct. 8 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Born June 27, 1905, Green Township, Hocking County, daughter of the late Charles W. and Florence Lilly Schultz Beougher, she was the widow of James Wilbur Riddlebarger, who died in 1977.
She had worked at Curtis-Wright Manufacturing Company in Columbus and had also served as a cook for the former Reedy and Blosser restaurants in Logan. She had been noted as a babysitter in her home for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Della "Jerry") Fink of Lancaster; a brother, Clarence Beougher of Reynoldsburg; and dear friend Bernice Price of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Carolyn E. Hoskinson officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

CREIGHTON ARTER
Creighton O. Arter, 69, Amanda, died Monday, Oct. 11 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born July 8, 1930, Hocking County, son of the late Isaac and Laura Green Arter, he was the widower of Janet Wilson Arter.
A retired employee of Diamond Power in Lancaster, he was a member of Stoutsville Senior Citizens, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 11.
Surviving are two brothers, Albert Arter of Lancaster and Denzel Myers of Amanda; three sisters, Opal Simpson of Baltimore, Louise Tipple of Amanda and Mrs. James (Gladys) Myers of Lancaster; and good friend Patricia Hettinger of Amanda.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Stiverson, and a sister, Velma Bodkins.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Michael Shirey officiating.
Burial will be in Amanda Township Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

DONNA LONG
Donna L. Long, 70, Glouster, died Monday, Oct. 11 at her residence.
Born March 5, 1929, Glouster, daughter of the late Fred and Zella Cobb Brown, she was the widow of Raymond B. Long, who died Sept. 17, 1988.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. by the Ladies Auxiliary of The Plains VFW Post 7174 and by the Combined Color Guard Unit, of which she was a member.
Graveside memorial services will be conducted by the Ladies Auxiliary of AMVETS Post 53 of Chauncey.

RACHAEL ALDENDERFER
Rachael C. "Dollie" Aldenderfer, 78, Rockbridge, died Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Main Street Terrace in Lancaster.
She was married to Clinton Aldenderfer, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Alma Aldenderfer of Rockbridge and Marilyn Heimlich of Ashville; a son, Dallas (June) Aldenderfer of Ashville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Dawn Aldenderfer; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with Terry Aldenderfer officiating.
Burial will be in Amanda Township Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

BEATRICE McAFEE
Beatrice M. McAfee, 82, Columbus, died Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Pickerington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Dec. 18, 1916, Barberton, daughter of the late Raymond and Hannah McDaniel Waters, she was the widow of Arthur McAfee, who died Dec. 28, 1985.
A homemaker, she was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 76 of Logan and a graduate of Union Furnace High School.
Surviving are a son, Gary A. McAfee of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Carol) Barber of Columbus; three grandchildren, Todd McAfee, Ange and Beckie Smith, all of Columbus; and a sister, Ruth Eileen Chapman of Sugar Grove.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley McAfee.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Nodo officiating.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home, where Eastern Star memorial services will be held at 7 p.m.

CLARA MAE REDD
Clara Mae Redd, 76, Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
Born April 12, 1923, Hocking County, daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Gertrude M. Chilcote Myers, she was married to Robert E. Redd, who survives.
She was a cook at the former Starr Washington School and a member of the former Berea Presbyterian Church in Union Furnace. A 1941 graduate of Logan High School, she was a life member of the Hocking County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, a life member of the Hocking County Historical Society, a member of First Families of Hocking County and a 51-year member of Ohio Cooperative Extension, where she taught crochet classes for 10 years. She was a 23-year member of the Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association, a member of the Hocking County Tourism Association and was a 4-H adviser for 14 years.
Surviving are a son, Thomas E. (Madelyn) Redd of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. George (Karolyn) Lackey of Cadillac, Mich.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) Courter of Washington Court House and Mrs. James (Mary Margaret) Cole of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Rob Dauber officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.

PAUL FAIN
Paul David Fain, 38, Pace, died Sunday, Oct. 10 in Illinois.
A native of Columbus, he had resided in the Pace area since 1985.
He was the son of Tex H. and Ethel Fain of Milton.
Also surviving are a daughter, Daniella Nichole Fain of Pace; his girlfriend, Marta Andrews of Pace; two brothers, Michael Joe Fain of Pensacola and Ricky Allen Fain of Milton; and three sisters, Linda Sue Monk of Logan, Brenda Lee Powell Richrig of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Tammie Lynn Woltz of Milton.
Funeral services will be held noon Friday at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton with the Rev. Ronnie Christian officiating.
Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Michael Fain, Nicholas Michael Fain, Christopher Michael Fain, Adam Joel Monk, Eric Justin Monk, Bryan Elliott Monk, Ezekiel Scott Woltz and Joshua Christian Powell.

IDA BELLE ST. CLAIR
Ida Belle St. Clair, 79, Logan, died Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 11, 1920, Perry County, daughter of the late Bryant and Mary Bell Van Atta, she was married for 56 years to Clinton S. St. Clair, who survives.
A rug weaver and quilter, she was a member of Webb Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a Democratic Central Committee person and a member of the Hocking County Extension Homemakers Club.
Also surviving are two sons, Lester (Marilyn) St. Clair of New Straitsville and Earl (Kaye) St. Clair of Logan; a daughter, Edith M. St. Clair of Logan; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Van Atta of Columbus.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Van Atta.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dixie Bauman officiating.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Perry County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.

PATRICIA WILKINS
Patricia K. Wilkins, 52, Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Mount Carmel Hospital East, Columbus.
Born July 9, 1947, Logan, daughter of John H. and Evelyn Hitchings Bailey Sr., she was married for 22 years to Floyd R. Wilkins, who survives.
A former production worker for Goodyear in Logan, she was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Church and was a 1965 graduate of Logan High School.
Also surviving are two sons, Jason S. and Jeremy T. Wilkins, both of Logan; a brother, John H. Bailey Jr. of Maxville; three sisters, Mrs. Roger (Beverly) Chute of Logan, Mrs. Steve (Diana) Schoonover of Chauncey and Mrs. Rodney (Tammy) Watkins of Rockbridge; several nieces and nephews; special friends Joe and Rosemay Faranda and John and Donna Tocco, all of Carmel, N.Y.; several relatives in Texas; and her mother-in-law, Nora Wilkins of Newark.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Bailey, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Stull officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
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 the charity of one's choice.

JEAN BURCHAM
Jean Eileen Burcham, 70, Columbus, died Wednesday at Alter Care, Westerville.
Born Nov. 2, 1928, Logan, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Clara Pierson Smith.
She was a waitress for Jerry's Drive Inn, now Tee Jayes at Morse and High streets in Columbus, and the old Shake Shoppe in Logan. She also worked at Ray-O-Vac in Lancaster. She was an avid bowler in Hocking and Franklin counties.
Surviving are a son, Dale (Lesley) Pratt of Heidelberg, Germany; two grandchildren, Christian and Amber Pratt; four sisters, Retha Walker, Letha Nihiser, Betty Keffer and Velma Smith, all of Logan; and very close friends, Virginia Stump and Lynn Sayre of Columbus.
Arrangements are by Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.

BRITTANY McWILLIAMS
Brittany M. McWilliams, three months, Nelsonville, died Friday, Oct. 15 at Doctor's Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born July 4, 1999, Athens, she was the daughter of Carrie Albright and Heath McWilliams of Nelsonville, who survive.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Friends may call one hour prior to Monday's services.

TYLER SAMMONS
Tyler Jacob Sammons, three months, Logan, died Friday, Oct. 15 at his residence.
Born June 28, 1999, Logan, he was the son of Thomas Floyd and Jennifer Lynn (Rutter) Sammons Jr., who survive.
Also surviving are one brother, Dylan T. Rutter of the home; maternal grandparents, Tom and Carole Rutter of Logan; paternal grandfather, Tom Sammons of Summersville, W.VA.; and paternal step-grandmother, Elizabeth Sammons of Logan.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Jean Sammons.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise, with the Rev. Clarence M. Thompson officiating.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan.

October 18 - 23, 1999

VIRGIL DECORE SR.
Virgil R. Decore Sr., 84, Glouster, died Saturday, Oct. 16 at Kimes Convalescent Center, Athens.
Born Aug. 10, 1915, Athens County, son of the late John and Jessie Vore Decore, he was married to Jean Decore, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

LILLIAN BREIDENBACH
Lillian B. Breidenbach, 91, Kenton, died Monday, Oct. 18 at Corinthian Nursing Center, Kenton.
Born April 29, 1908, Wyandot County, daughter of the late J. Edward and Ida Heilman Dietz, she was married April 9, 1944, in Kenton to William Breidenbach, who died March 25, 1987.
A homemaker, she worked at the Smart Shop in Kenton for several years. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Kenton and also was a member of Miriam Circle at the church.
Surviving are a son, M. Edward (Joanne) Dietz of Logan; a stepson, William L. Breidenbach of Richmond, Va.; two granddaughters; one step-granddaughter; one step-grandson; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home, Kenton, with the Rev. Scott Johnson officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in Good Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call noon to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's United Church of Christ in Kenton or the charity of one's choice.

MARY HELEN HERDLITZKA
Mary Helen "Shiny" Bond Herdlitzka, 77, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 17 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Dec. 8, 1921, Athens County, daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie Wine Pickett, she was the widow of Pete Herdlitzka.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH KARSHNER
Joseph F. Karshner, 79, Lancaster, died Monday, Oct. 18 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Son of the late Merle J. and Hazel Karshner, he was married to Pat Wolfe Karshner, who survives.
A 1939 graduate of Logan High School, he was inducted into the Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Eighth Air Force in England, France and Germany during World War II. He was a former member of the Lancaster Kiwanis and was retired after 28 years of service with McGraw Oldsmobile.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Pfahler of Hilliard and Judith Crites of Grandview Heights; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Sharrow of Algonac, Mich.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, James Karshner.
Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with John Boice, member of Lancaster West Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

MABLE WILKES
Mable Kennedy Wilkes, 85, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 17 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Aug. 4, 1914, Dry Branch, W.Va., daughter of the late Bert Ellis and Rhoda Hunter Hanning, she was the widow of Dennis Wilkes.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas William Kennedy.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Connett United Methodist Church, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Connett United Methodist Church, c/o Bill Hall, 138 Fort St., Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

NINA ZIRKLES
Nina L. Zirkles, 47, Chillicothe, died Saturday, Oct. 16 at her residence.
Born Oct. 9, 1952, Chillicothe, daughter of the late Everett and Gertrude Peck Cretsinger, she was the widow of William Zirkles.
Surviving are a son, Billy Zirkles of the home; a daughter, Vickie Seymour of Chillicothe; five grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Cretsinger of Florida; and four sisters, Wanda Jones of Texas, Rhea Tarbert of Enon, Laura Caroline of Arizona and Ruth Whitmire of North Carolina.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Charles Cretsinger, and a sister, Myrtle Barnhart.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

MARIE FARBEANN
Marie Farbeann, 95, Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Wesley Glen Health Center, Columbus, following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 23, 1903, Logan, daughter of the late Wilbur Frank and Edith Alma Rodman Wolfe, she was the widow of Joseph William Farbeann, who died in 1964.
She was the matron at the Hocking County Sheriff's Department during her husband's term as sheriff. She attended Immanuel United Methodist Church and was a member of the Pocahontas Club and the former Logan Elks Auxiliary.
Surviving are a son, Jack Leroy (Mary Lou) Farbeann of North Canton; two granddaughters, Sally Jo Farbeann and Jacqueline Lee Farbeann, both of Columbus; and two great-grandchildren, Laura Marie Pickard and Joseph Farbeann, both of Columbus.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Wolfe and Raymond Wolfe, and a sister, Florence Wolfe.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

HELEN FORD
Helen Marie Ford, 85, Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the skilled nursing unit at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 23, 1914, Haydenville, daughter of the late Wilbur and Clara Idean Walker Lightfoot Sr., she was the widow of George E. Ford, who died in 1984.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church and St. Mary Ladies Auxiliary 115 of Logan. She was a former employee for numerous years at Noah's Ark Day Care Center at the First Church of Christ.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Gabrielle A. "Gabby") Crane of Logan, Mary Kay Casto of Lancaster and Mrs. Kenneth (Sally) Ritter of Toledo; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald D. Lightfoot and Danny W. Lightfoot.
She also was preceded in death by three sons, Sam, Bob and Frank Ford, and four brothers, Larry Glendon Lightfoot, Elmer Alan Lightfoot, Arthur Benton Lightfoot and Wilbur Lightfoot Jr.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home, where Christian vigil services will be held at 8 p.m.

HARRY WILLIAMS
Harry Eugene Williams, 62, Rockbridge, died Monday, Oct. 18 at his residence.
Born Aug. 16, 1937, Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Inez May Watters Williams.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are two sisters, Nita Todd of Lancaster and Mrs. Raymond (Yvonne) Miller of Lancaster; two brothers, Dale E. Williams of Rockbridge and David L. (Nancy) Williams of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Rex and Charles "Bud" Williams.
No funeral services will be held.
Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

GILBERT F. HELBER
Gilbert F. "Gib" Helber, 85, Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 24, 1914, Columbus, son of the late Franklin W. and Beuhla Poling Helber, he was married to Live M. Rarrick Helber, who survives.
He retired from General Electric after 27 years of service. He was a member of Marion Grange, Hocking County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and General Electric Retirees.
Also surviving are one son, Dennis F. (Joyce) Helber of Gahanna and one sister, Violet Sheets of Logan.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

JOHN PETTIT
John W. Pettit, 84, Lancaster, formerly of Murray City and Glouster, died Friday, Oct. 22 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre, Lancaster.
Born Feb. 8, 1915, Athens County, son of the late John and Addie Wallace Pettit, he was married to Mary Jenkins Pettit, who survives.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Conner Cemetery, Buchtel.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call from noon until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

October 25 - 30, 1999

CLINTON ALDENDERFER
Clinton A. Aldenderfer, 83, Rockbridge, died Sunday, Oct. 24 at his residence.
Born Sept. 8, 1916, Fairfield County, son of the late Joseph and Susie Riegel Aldenderfer, he was the widow of Rachael "Dollie" Aldenderfer, who died Oct. 12, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Alma Aldenderfer of Rockbridge and Marilyn Bickers of Ashville; a son, Dallas (June) Aldenderfer of Ashville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elnora O'Day of Chillicothe.
He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Dawn Aldenderfer; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Terry Aldenderfer officiating.
Burial will be in Amanda Township Cemetery, where military graveside services will be performed by the Lancaster Veterans Burial Detail.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MARVIN CHIDDIX
Marvin W. Chiddix, 65, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Oct. 23 at his residence.
Born Nov. 14, 1933, Topeka, Kan., son of the late Roy W. and Pearl Newell Chiddix, he was married for 45 years to Quillen Brown Chiddix, who survives.
He was retired after 32 years of service with Dupont, with 10 of those years as data systems superintendent. A Korean Conflict Navy veteran, he was active in crafts and attended Logan Church of the Nazarene.
Also surviving are two sons, Ira W. (Marivic) Chiddix of Little Rock, Ark., and Mark W. Chiddix of Cleveland; two daughters, Debra L. Chiddix of Athens and Tamara Sawvel of Nelsonville; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jimmie (Madeline) Chiddix of Carbondale, Kan.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Alfrey.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. William Hill officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 43701, or to the Logan Church of the Nazarene, 650 Walhonding Ave., Logan, Ohio 43138.

LETTA LEE DICKERSON
Letta Lee Dickerson, 69, New Plymouth, died Sunday, Oct. 24 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
Born April 14, 1930, Hamilton County, daughter of the late George W. and Stella Ann Pitman Tracey, she was married to Edward Clifford Dickerson, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven D. (Eva C.) Dickerson of Logan and Gary E. Dickerson of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Linda Cheryl) McAfee and Sandra Dawn Dickerson, both of Lancaster; a grandson, Nathan Drew Dickerson of Logan; a granddaughter, Cheryl Lee McAfee of Lancaster; three brothers; four sisters; special friend Kenneth Michel; and her second mother who raised her, Vivian Pittman of Carbondale.
She also was preceded in death by her second father who raised her, Lester A. Pittman; four brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

RUTH FISHER
Ruth Mae Fisher, 77, Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 23 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Sept. 16, 1922, Hocking County, in the same home she lived in when she died, daughter of the late Charles Samuel and Martha Ann Herrold Chute, she was married for 37 years to her devoted husband, Walter Fisher, who survives.
The caring, kind and generous lady was a school teacher for 36 years having taught in Hocking County and Parma. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church on SR 595. She was a 1938 Carbon Hill High School graduate and received a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio University.
Also surviving are a sister, Grace Roselea Harden of Logan, and a brother, Ray C. (Audrey) Chute of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin and Eli Herrold Chute.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

GENEVA GILLEN
Geneva May Gillen, 59, Morenci, Mich., died Friday, Oct. 22 at her residence following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 17, 1939, Conway, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Harley and Verna Evans.
Surviving are three sons, James Gillen, Jack (Brenda) Gillen and Tim (Deanna) Gillen, all of Morenci, Mich.; a brother, Bill (Shirel) Evans of Wauseon; a sister, Nina L. Conrad of Logan; two special nephews, Harry W. (Vicky) Conrad and Ray Conrad; and two great-nephews, Jeremy (Brandi) Conrad and Wayne Conrad.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Fairview Memory Gardens with the Rev. Wayne Holiday officiating.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

GILBERT F. HELBER
Gilbert F. "Gib" Helber, 85, Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 24, 1914, Columbus, son of the late Franklin W. and Beuhla Poling Helber, he was married to Olive M. Rarrick Helber, who survives.
He retired from General Electric after 27 years of service. He was a member of Marion Grange, Hocking County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and General Electric Retirees.
Also surviving are one son, Dennis F. (Joyce) Helber of Gahanna and one sister, Violet Sheets of Logan.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

CLIFFORD BAILEY
Clifford Wesley Bailey, 92, Logan, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 25 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 17, 1907, Rockbridge, son of the late Frederick and Mary Jan Kline Bailey, he was the widower of Lula Faye Spencer Bailey, who died in 1996.
He was a carpenter, having formerly worked for Sun Glow Furniture Industries in Logan. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Mingo Lodge 171.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Linda Kay) Abram of Cookeville, Tenn.; a son, William Frederick (Janice) Bailey of Grove City; a sister, Pansy Kellenbarger of Sugar Grove; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Bailey, and three sisters, Eva Prevost, Gertrude Ruble and Doretta Bailey.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert E. Dauber officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

RUTH BAKER
Ruth M. Baker, 86, Rockbridge, died Sunday, Oct. 24 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Aug. 1, 1913, daughter of the late George and Olive Shaver, she was married for 66 years to Harley Baker, who survives.
She was a Dispatch rural carrier while her husband was in the service during World War II. She enjoyed and cared for wildlife and her household pets.
Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Robert Baker and Richard (Ruby) Baker; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Edwin Baker, and a sister, Veleda Ryan.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Forest Rose Cemetery with Pastor Roger Hatfield officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hocking County Humane Society, 120 Homer Ave., Logan, Ohio 43138, or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster.

ALFRED CUMMANS
Alfred S. Cummans, 90, Lancaster, died Monday, Oct. 25 at Johnstons Nursing Home.
Son of the late Charles and Nancy Cummans, he was the widower of Martha D. Cummans.
He was retired from Anchor Hocking, a member of the Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church and a member AFGWU #561.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, including special niece Julie Cummans.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. John Harra officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the entire staff at Johnstons Nursing Home.

RUTH FISHER
Ruth Mae Fisher, 77, Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 23 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Sept. 16, 1922, Hocking County, in the same home she lived in when she died, daughter of the late Charles Samuel and Martha Ann Herrold Chute, she was married for 37 years to her devoted husband, Walter Fisher, who survives.
The caring, kind and generous lady was a school teacher for 36 years, having taught in Hocking County and Parma. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church on SR 595. She was a 1938 Carbon Hill High School graduate and received a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio University.
Also surviving are a sister, Grace Roselea Harden of Logan, and a brother, Ray C. (Audrey) Chute of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugh Edwin and Eli Herrold Chute.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

ETHEL LACKEY
Ethel Racine Lackey, 89, Logan, died Sunday, Oct. 24 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Born July 9, 1910, Logan, daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Funk Miller, she was the widow of Albert V. Lackey, who died in 1980.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Surviving are four grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Amy D.) Nutter Stewart of Lower Salem, Michael Lackey of Logan, Matthew Lackey of Chillicothe and Terry Lee Nutter of Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Dolores Lackey Armstrong of Logan; and five great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Ralph E. Lackey; a daughter, Patricia Nutter; three grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 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 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Roberts Funeral Home, with Christian vigil services at 7:30 p.m.

WILLIAM DRESCHER
William E. Drescher, 70, Nelsonville, died Monday, Oct. 25 at Chillicothe Veterans Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1929, Nelsonville, son of the late Louis Oakley and Clarsey Sowers Drescher, he was married to Lavada Chilcote Drescher, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Graveside military services will be performed by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

JOHN STUART
John E. Stuart, 51, Lancaster, died Sunday, Oct. 24 in Savannah, Ga.
Son of the late Walter and Polly Stuart, he was married to Sheri Stuart, who survives.
A member of Mills Memorial United Methodist Church, he worked for more than 25 years for Bode Finn and was an avid Harley rider.
Also surviving are a daughter, Amy Stuart of Lancaster; a son, Andrew Stuart of Lancaster; a brother, Joe (Patricia) Stuart of Medina; a stepdaughter, Shannon Griffin of Lancaster; two nieces, Emily and Tricia Stuart of Medina; and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arthur "Chip" Koch officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM FOWLER
William Roy Fowler, 95, Logan, died Monday, Oct. 25, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Born July 30, 1904, Allen County, Ky., he was the widower of Vada L. Bray Fowler, who died in 1974.
He was a Sunday school teacher and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Donna M.) McDaniel of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Michael and Jerry McDaniel and Cathy Cross; eight great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Dorothy Fowler of Kentucky.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Dauber officiating.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

PAUL DAVID McCOMBS
Paul David McCombs, 59, Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 26 at his residence.
Born Nov. 17, 1939, Athens County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Majel Bartlett McCombs.
Retired from Lancaster Electro-Plating, he was a member of Logan VFW Post 6430 and Moose 873. He was a 1958 graduate of Buchtel-York High School.
Surviving are four daughters, Becky Tremper of Logan, Ruth Blackford of Lancaster, Mrs. Jim (Tina) Postelwait of Nelsonville and Mrs. T.J. (Mindy) O'Brien of Logan; a son, Paul David McCombs II of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Bertie Holsington of Athens, Pauline Harris of Logan and Judy Nelson of Nelsonville; and a brother, Jim (Jean Ann) McCombs of Buchtel.
He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary and Betty McCombs, and two brothers, Robert and William McCombs.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. King Kelly officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
At other times the family will be at the home of Pauline Harris, 246 N. Mulberry St.
Contributions may be made to the family.

MURIEL DRAKE
Muriel M. Drake, 87, Glouster, died Thursday, Oct. 28 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born July 17, 1912, Vinton County, daughter of the late James Blaine and Clara Dickerson Mays, she was the widow of Charles W. Drake Sr.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Taylor Ridge Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Taylor Ridge Church of Christ, P.O. Box 245, Chauncey, Ohio 45719.

EDITH CROOK
Edith L. Crook, 83, Lancaster, went to meet her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 28 after an extended illness.
Daughter of the late Ora and Della Love, she was the widow of Lloyd H. Crook.
A World War II Navy veteran, she was a retired selector from Anchor Hocking Plant 2 with 25 years of service. She was a member of Faith Memorial Church, Friendly Sixties Club and Olivedale Senior Citizens Center.
Surviving are a son, Steve (Nancy) Crook of Kingston; a daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Cecelia) Inboden of Logan;' five grandchildren, Rhonda Downhour of Sugar Grove, Lisa Thompson of Lancaster, Robert Morgan of the home, and Kendra Crook and Bryan Crook, both of Pickerington; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cora Seifert and Mary Starner, both of Lancaster, and Bette Mathias and Dorothy Wood, both of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Love; and a sister, Anna Lefever.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Faith Memorial Church with Pastor Melvin Truex officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 Sunday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to Faith Memorial Church in Crook's memory.

JOSEPH KRIEG
Joseph Peterman Krieg, 70, died Friday, Oct. 29 at his residence after a brief illness.
Born June 9, 1929, Logan, son of the late John Edward and Dorothy Peterman Krieg, he was married to Maryellen Shattuck Krieg, who survives.
A 1947 Logan High School graduate, he was a supervising carpenter at the former Coffman Stair Company and the Wolsky Stair Company. He was presently employed at Drummond Construction Company.
He has formerly owned and operated a storm window installation service in Logan.
A U.S. Air Force veteran from 1947 to 1950, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
He was a Logan Alumni Hall of Fame recipient in 1991 and former chairman. He was a member of American Cancer Society Support Group and a former member of Logan City Council.
Also surviving are a son, Kenneth J. (Anne) Krieg of Germantown, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Sue Ellen) Boll of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Allen and Meredith Krieg of Germantown, Tenn. and Cecilia Boll of Mount Vernon; a brother, John E. "Ned" (Margaret) Krieg of Merritt Island, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Dick (Marjorie) Dollison of Logan.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence R. Hoffman officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home, without the body being present.
The family suggests contributions be made to Joe Krieg Memorial Gardens, c/o Camp Nuhop, 404 Hillcrest Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.


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