Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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November 15 - 20, 1999

EDMON GORDON
Edmon Jennings Gordon, 79, Citrus Springs, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 13 in Citrus Springs.
A native of Stockdale and former resident of Titusville, Fla., he was married to Dolores Gordon, who survives.
He was a retired mechanical technician for Boeing North American at Kennedy Space Center. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of VFW Post 7174 of The Plains, Loyal Order of Moose in Thornville, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Buckeye Lake, American Legion in Thornville and Rockwell Retirement Association.
Also surviving are three sons, Edmon J. Gordon Jr. of Mims, Fla., Jack Hannahs of Longwood, Fla., and James Hannahs of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three daughters, Gloria Brinson of Titusville, Fla., Jane Scheidegger of Belle Chasse, La., and Linda Moore of Titusville, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Brubaker of Tempe, Ariz., Mildred Hartley of McComb and Evelyn Wheeler of Kettering; four grandchildren, Margaret Shuck, Michelle Reese and Michael and Marlene Morecraft, all of Illinois; six great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; and special friends Ron and Linda Pruit of Citrus Springs.
Funeral arrangements are by Dunnellon Chapel, Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Dunnellon, Fla.

ROSE MARIE ROBERTS
Rose Marie Roberts, 67, Hollister, died Sunday, Nov. 14 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Dec. 27, 1931, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Sanford and Eleanor Morrison Smart Sr.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Beech Grove 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.

W.A. STORING
W.A. Storing, 91, South Bloomingville, died Friday, Nov. 12 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 29, 1908, St. James, Minn., son of the late George F. and Hester A. Holland Storing, he was the widower of Mary Light Scott Storing.
He was the retired president of W.A. Storing in Columbus, direct mail and occupant mailing lists of America. He was a member of Humbolt Masonic Lodge in Columbus, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Temple Shrine.
Surviving are a son, Wilbur Storing of Hartwell, Ga.; a daughter, Mary Brown of Circleville; a stepdaughter, Pamela Light Sharni of Tel Aviv, Israel; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Marie Truax Storing; two brothers, Ernest and Ellis Storing; and two sisters, Leola Ackerman and Darlene Goss.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Cremation will follow.
Friends may call two hours prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

GLENN BUTLER SR.
Glenn F.X. Butler Sr., 84, died Monday, Nov. 15 at his residence.
Retired after 43 years with Conrail, he was a member of the 4S Club, the Eagles and the NAUS. He was a charter member of the Whitehall and Roberts Road VFW.
Surviving are a son, Glenn F.X. (Pearl Sue) Butler Jr.; two grandsons, James Baldwin and Sidney Baldwin; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and good friend Rachel Kidd.
Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church, 684 S. Third St., Columbus, with Father Michael Watson officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., Columbus.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Mary's Church Organ Fund.

KATHLEEN PRESTON
Kathleen Lucille Preston, 79, Chauncey, died Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
Born Aug. 24, 1920, Nelsonville, daughter of the late John William and Grace Stufflebeam Smith, she was the widow of Clark E. Preston.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Chauncey Christian Church at the corner of High and Monroe streets with the Rev. Stephen Bentley officiating.
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

MICHAEL SCAPARROTTI
Michael C. Scaparrotti, 80, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 6, 1919, Butler, Penn., son of the late James and Bessie Procaccini Scaparrotti, he was married for 55 years to Betty J. Brown Scaparrotti, who survives.
A graduate of East Tech High School, Cleveland, and Cleveland School of Art, he was a World War II Army veteran. He retired as first sergeant in 1979 after 34 years of service as an administrative supply technician with Ohio Army National Guard.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the choir and a former elder. He was a retired board member and the first president of the Hocking Valley Hospital Foundation. He was a member of the Hocking County Council on Aging, Moose Lodge 873, Logan Lions and Public Employee Retirees Incorporated. He was a life member of VFW, DAV and Hocking County Historical Society.
He also was a member of AMVETS and Murray City American Legion Post 420. He was a life member of the 94th Division, a member of the 94th Division of Ohio, a board member of the Hocking County Veterans Services Commission, and member and creator of the logo for Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association.
Also surviving are a son, Col. Curtis Michael (Cindy) Scaparrotti of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two daughters, Michele Ann Scaparrotti of Columbus and Deborah Jean Scaparrotti of Logan; a grandson, Michael L. Scaparrotti; a granddaughter, Stephanie M. Scaparrotti; three brothers, Joseph (Josephine) Scaparrotti of Cleveland, Enrico Scaparrotti of Cleveland and Samuel (Alice) Scaparrotti of Cleveland; and a sister, Mrs. Steve (Lucy) Marcgos of Parma.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Anderson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Elhard officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Graveside military services will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Bty A 2/174 Ad Hawk BN of the Ohio National Guard of McConnelsville assisted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home any time Friday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Loyal Order of the Moose memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138 or to the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 966, Logan, Ohio 43138.

CHARLES ALLEN SR.
Charles E. Allen Sr., 81, Lancaster, died Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Sunbridge-Homestead Nursing Home, Lancaster.
Born April 19, 1918, Hocking County, he was the son of the late John M. and Naomi Wolfe Allen.
He was retired after 25 years of service as a custodian at Anchor-Hocking Glass. He was a member of True Holiness Church of Maxville.
Surviving are a son, Charles E. (Barbara) Allen Jr. of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Ben Allen of Nelsonville; and a sister, Minnie Dyer of Circleville.
He also was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Lucille Warren and Carrole Harvey; two brothers, Harley and Jesse Allen; and three sisters, Estie Smith, Mabel Davis and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Hatfield officiating.
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, Athens County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

GEORGE LEMON, MD
George H. Lemon, MD, 92, Issaquah, Wash., formerly of Portales, N.M., died Saturday, Nov. 6 at Issaquah Care Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1907, Logan, son of the late Daniel and Lavine Lemon, he is the widower of Charlotte Worrell Lemon, who died Feb. 7.
A 1926 Logan High School graduate, he graduated from Ohio State University in 1930 and New York University in 1933 with a master's degree in physical education. He taught elementary and high school in Ohio and New York.
On Aug. 14, 1937, he married his wife. He returned to school and received a medical degree from OSU Medical School in 1939. He served his internship at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo and worked as a physician in family practice in Fayette from 1940 to 1942.
Dr. Lemon was one of the first officers to be assigned to Army Air Evacuation from 1942 to 1946, serving in China, Burma, India and Okinawa. He taught in the Flight Air Evacuation School at Bowman Field, Ky. During his service career, he received an Air Medal, Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
From 1946 to 1974 he was a physician in the Family Medical Center in Toledo. He became the medical director of La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales, N.M. in 1977. He and his wife moved to Issaquah, Wash. in June 1994.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member for more than 50 years. He also was a member of TKE fraternity, Kiwanis Luncheon Club and Faith United Methodist Church. He served as first president of the Toledo Academy of Family Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Toledo & Lucas Co., and past president of Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.
He received several awards during his medical career, and was inducted into the Logan High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing bridge, reading and traveling both within the United States and abroad, including Russia, Africa and Europe.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Stegner of Issaquah, Wash.; a son, Richard A. Lemon of Toledo; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; four nephews; and two nieces.
Services will be held in December at Faith United Methodist Church in Issaquah, Wash.
The family suggests contributions be made to Parkinson's Association or the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home, Issaquah, Wash.

VELMA JONES
Velma Irene Jones, 92, New Straitsville, died Thursday, Nov. 18 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Feb. 1, 1907, Murray City, daughter of the late George Jewitt and Lottie Matheny Jewitt, she was the widow of Benjamin Jones.
She was a former employee of Firestone Rubber Co., Akron, and of Ward's Restaurant in New Straitsville. She was a member of Carmel Baptist Church in New Straitsville.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Pittman of Atwater; two brothers, Pearl Jewitt and Gene Jewett, both of Shawnee; two sisters, Frances Olson of Deltona, Fla., and Alma Righter of Akron; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by five brothers, Alvin Jewitt, Clarence Jewitt, Russell Jewitt, William Jewitt and Bobby Jewitt; and two sisters, Maude Lois Martin and Florence (Flo) Hayes.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 2 p.m. Sunday.

November 22 - 27, 1999

JOHN MATHENY
John William Matheny, 88, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Nov. 20 at Pine Hills Nursing Home, Nelsonville.
Born Aug. 23, 1911, Nelsonville, son of the late John and Ida Eleanor Conn Matheny, he was the widower of Margaret L. Vincent Matheny.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
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 American Cancer Society, Athens County Unit, 35 Elliot St., Athens, Ohio 45701.

SHIRLEY STEWART
Shirley Kathleen Stewart, 61, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 21 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, following an extended illness.
Born June 4, 1938, Woodsfield, daughter of the late Vernon Sinclair and Margaret Elizabeth Zwick Hamilton, she was married to Lewis A. Stewart, who survives.
She was a registered nurse, having graduated in 1959 from White Cross Hospital Nursing School, presently Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Also surviving are a son, Lewis Mitchell "Mitch" (Denise) Stewart of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Max (Christina Ann) Nihiser of Wheelersburg; five grandsons; two brothers, Alan Hamilton of Woodsfield and Dennis Hamilton of Woodsfield; and a sister, Eulalia Walker of Centerville.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Morgan.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.

HERBERT STIVISON
Herbert Lee Stivison, 53, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 20 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 26, 1946, Logan, he was the son of Lucille Cable Stivison of Logan and the late Herbert Eugene Stivison.
He had worked as a construction laborer.
Also surviving are a son, James L. Stivison of Logan; five brothers, Ronald (Janet) Stivison, Donald (Eloise) Stivison; Kenneth (Westina) Stivison, David R. (Barbara) Stivison and Rickey J. (Beverly) Stivison, all of Logan; four sisters, Mrs. William M. (Judy A.) Tootle of Logan, Mrs. Gary L. (Donna J.) Covert of Rockbridge, Rita G. Stivison of Logan and Joanne Stivison Ruffner of Logan; and a grandson, Tyler Stivison of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Mickey T. Stivison.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. King Kelly officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

KENNETH L. VAN CUREN
Kenneth "Kenny" L. Van Curen, 72, Laurelville, died Sunday, Nov. 21 at Adena Medical Center, Chillicothe.
Born July 25, 1927, Meade, son of Clarence "Bud" and Dorothy Justice Van Curen, he was married Dec. 4, 1946, to Joyce M. Norman, who survives.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a 50-year retired member of Ironworkers Local 172. He also was a member of Laurelville VFW, Improved Order of Redmen of South Bloomingville, Masonic Lodge 527, Pickaway Shrine Club, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple of Columbus, Hillbilly Clan 8, O/H 7 and Central Ohio H.O.G.
He was the owner of Kenny's Used Cars for several years.
Also surviving are four sons, Danny (Joy) Van Curen, David (June) Van Curen, Dennis Van Curen and Doug (Theresa) Van Curen, all of Laurelville; two brothers, Dale (Maxine) Van Curen of Laurelville and Therrell (Peggy) Van Curen of Circleville; a sister, Mrs. Scott (Janice) Green of Hilliard; seven grandchildren, Daniel (Abby) Van Curen, Mrs. Daron (Dana) Myers, Davy (Theresa) Van Curen, Donny Van Curen, Kevin Van Curen and Desiré Van Curen, all of Laurelville, and Mrs. Gary (Denise) Herron of Adelphi; seven great-grandchildren, Dalton, Marinda, Tyler, Madisyn, Montana, Cody and Daleny; and many nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Darcy Van Curen.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with the Rev. Doyne Wiggins officiating.
Burial will be in Hallsville Cemetery with military honors.
Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hillbilly Clan 8, O/H 7, c/o Kenny Bone, 1110 Gross St., Greenfield, Ohio 45123.

SHELBA BAUMAN
Shelba J. Bauman, 56, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 2, 1943, Glouster, daughter of the late Mike and Media Mecum Hook, she was married to Ronald J. Bauman, who survives.
A member of Glouster United Methodist Church, she was involved with Toys to Share.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kim Smyers of Logan and Mrs. Greg (Chris) James of Nelsonville; five grandchildren, Jessie Smyers, R.J. Lutz, and Chelsey, Felicia and Matthew James.
She was raised by her late grandmother, Eliza Mecum, and her late aunt, Grace Mecum.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Hook, and a sister, Judy Stem.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dixie Bauman officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge.
Friends may call 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

HELEN DOWNS
Helen M. Downs, 93, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 31, 1906, Union Furnace, daughter of the late Arthur and Alma Clark Abrams, she was the widow of Joseph R. Downs.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Bill (Betty Jo) Downs of Logan; four daughters, Rose Marie Downs of New Albany, Joan Robinette of Xenia, Lois McBride of Grove City and Margaret Merritt of Shelby; 32 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Edward Abrams of Columbus; and a sister, Wanda Dieher of Columbus.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Jim Downs; three daughters, Phyllis Downs, Vivian Dickson and Betty Chandler; three brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Rob Dauber officiating.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

RAYMOND HARRIS
Raymond Harris, 57, Lancaster, formerly of Shawnee, died Monday, Nov. 22 at his residence.
Born June 18, 1942, Springfield, Mo., he was the son of Clarence "Muckle" and Alma Sowards Harris of Shawnee.
He was employed by General Motors of Flint, Mich., from which he retired after 30 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Vietnam. He also was a member of the Lancaster Eagles and had a black belt in karate.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Cari) Downs of Lancaster; a son, David (Kim) Harris of Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, Ron Harris of Loudon, Tenn., and Richard Harris of Ottawa; a sister, Cathy Gilmore of Coolville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MAUREEN ALLINDER
Maureen Allinder, 50, Morgantown, W.Va., formerly of Logan, died Monday, Nov. 22 at her residence.
Born June 23, 1949, Sewickley, Pa., she was the daughter of Betty Lutton Allinder of Morgantown and the late Wayne Allinder.
Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, W.Va.
Memorial services will be held noon Saturday at Covenant Evangelical Church, Greenbag Road, Morgantown, with the Rev. Daniel Pacifico officiating.
Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, Monongalia Unit, 300 Scott Avenue, Morgantown, W.Va., 26505.

RITA CLEMENTS
Rita G. Clements, 65, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 25 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born July 10, 1934, Perrysburg, daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Cassidy Sattler, she was married for 46 years to Arthur A. Clements, who survives.
She was a licensed day care provider for Hocking County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Nelsonville. She was a member and past matron of Eudora Chapter 72 of OES of Nelsonville. She was a past grand representative of Saskatchewan in Ohio.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles (Barbara) Clements of St. Clair Shores, Mich. and Andrew A. (Helen) Clements of Nelsonville; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Kathryn) Collison of Leesville, S.C., Mrs. Andrew (Sharon Ann) Young of Nelsonville and Rita Marie Maddix of Nelsonville; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Dorothy) Sattler of Toledo; and a sister. Mrs. Glen (Dorothy) Boos of Bitely, Mich.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry, Paul, William and John Sattler; and three sisters, Cecilia Barnes, Margaret Lengel and Mary Agnes Sattler.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Nelsonville Masonic Lodge, 101 Adams St., Nelsonville.
Services will be conducted by Eudora Chapter 72 of OES of Nelsonville.
No calling hours will be observed.
The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

LENORA FRISINGER
Lenora Frisinger, 84, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 11, 1915, Hocking County, daughter of the late William and Alma Pierson McManaway, she was married for 66 years to Sylvester Frisinger, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Roger L. (Regina) Frisinger of Logan; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Evelyn Smathers of Athens, Lucille McManaway of Longstreth and Wanda Vanderburg of Columbus.
She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Don Frisinger; and a sister, Audrey Helber.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. William G. Hill officiating.
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

MICHAEL MARSHALL
Michael Marshall, 42, Glouster, died Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Born Sept. 18, 1957, Nelsonville, he was the son of Helen Korpela Marshall of Glouster and the late Joseph Marshall.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Homes, Glouster, with the Father John Mucha officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

FRANK RINEHART
Frank Delano Rinehart, 66, South Bloomingville, died Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Aug. 22, 1933, Armitage, son of the late Arthur and Beulah Ricketts Rinehart, he was the widower of Francis Eveland Rinehart, who died Oct. 15, 1993.
An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he retired from Frazier Home Furnishings where he was employed for many years.
He was a member of improved Order of Redmen, Wampus Tribe 81 South Bloomingville, Mingo Lodge 171 and Logan Chapter 75 RAM, Hock-Hocking Council 39, Logan Commandry.
He was a founder of the Benton Community Service and active in the Democratic Party. He wrote two books, "Bye the Creek" and "Ripples in the Stream."
Surviving are three sisters, Bernadine I. Petersimes of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., Margaret Gerken of Dayton and Judith Bailey of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, William Rinehart of Quincey, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by five brothers, Sanford, Daniel, Calvin, Charles and Ronald E.; and two sisters, Dorothy and Alice Faye.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Morris officiating.
Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, South Bloomingville.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.
Masonic services will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Redmen services will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home.

OPAL DIXON
Opal G. Dixon, 84, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 26 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born May 7, 1915, Tuppers Plains, daughter of the late Bert and Edyth Tuttle Cole, she was the widow of William E. Dixon.
She was a member of First Church of Christ.
Surviving are a sister, Meldene Hopstetter of Logan; one niece; one nephew; one great-nephew; and three great-nieces.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Cole, and three sisters, Stella Glenn, Bernice Donaldson and Reva Mae Cole.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Vernon Barrell officiating.
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

November 29 - December 4, 1999

SHELDON JOHNSON
Sheldon S. Johnson, 62, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 26 at St. Vincent Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
Born March 2, 1937, Parkersburg, W.Va., son of the late Sheldon and Maxine Potter Johnson, he was married to Suzane McMillen Johnson, who survives.
Owner of Shell Johnson Insurance Agency in Logan, he was a State Farm agent for 32 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Parkersburg, W.Va. He was first race director and originator of the Indian Run, past master of Mingo Lodge 171 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, and member of Venus Chapter 76 Order of the Eastern Star, Aladdin Shrine Temple of Columbus, Hocking Valley Shrine Club, Logan Chapter 75 R.A.M., Hock-Hocking Council 39, Logan Commandry 78, and he was a former Logan Jaycee.
Also surviving are three sons, Clinton (Karen) Johnson of Beachwood, Sherman Sheldon "Skip" (Susan) Johnson of Logan and Michael W. Johnson of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Shelly) Cosper of York, S.C., and Jacqueline Johnson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Robert E. Johnson of Duneden, Fla.
He also was preceded in death by a grandchild, Joel Johnson, and a sister, Sheila Johnson.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va., with Dr. William Thomas officiating.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Masonic services will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 295 Midland Place, Logan, Ohio 43138.

LARRY BLUM
Larry J. Blum, 54, Madison, S.D., died Friday, Nov. 26 at Moose Lake, Minn.
Son of Paul Blum of Virginia, he was married to Helen Blum, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jon (Cyndi) Blum of Coon Rapids, Minn. and Matthew (Molly) Blum of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Kaari (Kim) Pedersen of Coon Rapids, Minn. and Anneka Blum of Madison, S.D.; a brother, Paul (Jan) Blum of Oakdale, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Roy (Sheila) Merwin of Zanesville; six grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison, S.D., pending further arrangements.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake, Minn.
Arrangements are by Hamlin-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, Minn.

HELEN CULP
Helen L. Culp, 91, Marion, died Sunday, Nov. 28 at Manor Nursing Home, Marion.
Born March 14, 1908, Logan, daughter of the late Walter Earl and Elsie Mae Glass Columber, she was married Dec. 29, 1951 to Clarence L. Culp, who survives.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was active in golf and bowling leagues.
Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Kistler and Gladys "Mutt" Schorr, both of Logan; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Howard Columber.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, with the Rev. Daniel Kiger officiating.
Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Dauber officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.

BERTHA DAUBENMIRE
Bertha H. Daubenmire, 95, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 28 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 28, 1904, Denver, Colo., daughter of the late Edward and Sarah Wall Wagner, she was the widow of Levi Daubenmire, who died Feb. 27, 1966.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sponagle Trinity Lutheran Church in Sugar Grove.
Surviving are two sons, Dale (Anna) Daubenmire and Jim (Linda) Daubenmire, both of Logan; five grandchildren, Teresa Weis of Lancaster, Francis Rittner of Columbus, and Edward (Mary) Daubenmire, Mrs. Mike (Debbie) Wolfinger and James (Robin) Daubenmire, all of Logan; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Frank Wagner of Columbus; a sister, Forest Yeager of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Joann Jones.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Thelma Rittner; three brothers, Reason, Harvey and Russell Wagner; and two sisters, Grace McDonald and Della Britch.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sponagle Trinity Lutheran Church, Sugar Grove, with Pastor Danny Koch officiating.
Burial will be in Sponagle Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sugar Grove.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to Sponagle Trinity Lutheran Church, 7120 Sponagle Road, Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155.

REV. ARTHUR TRAVIS JR.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. today at Wesleyan Church, Brooksville, Fla. for the Rev. Arthur R. Travis Jr., 73, Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Logan, who died Friday, Nov. 26 at his residence.
Born March 29, 1926, son of the late Arthur and Thelma Travis, he was married to Bessie Travis, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Stephen Travis of Logan, Paul (Sharon) Travis of Tampa. Fla. and Mark (Linda) Travis of Brooksville, Fla.; a daughter, Pam Gross of Brooksville Fla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Christine Heath, Colleen Loran and Laura Barrows; nine step grandchildren; five brothers, Ronald Travis of Fostoria, Dave Travis, Tom Travis, Ray Travis of Logan and John Travis of Columbus; and two sisters, Lorene Griffin and Marge Huffines of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie; a sister, Marlena Copenhaven; and a grandson, Paul Travis Jr.
The family suggests contributions be made to God's Bible School, Cincinnati.

JANETTE HARRINGTON
Janette Truesdell Harrington, 90, Pasadena, Calif., formerly of Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 28 at Monte Vista Grove Home in Pasadena.
Born Aug. 22, 1909, Logan, she was the daughter of the late Herbert R. and Janette Truesdell Harrington.
She was a reporter in Washington, D.C. before becoming a writer for the Presbyterian Church USA in New York. She wrote articles from around the world for "Presbyterian Life" magazine. Other writings include a book, "The Shadows They Cast," which was published in 1958. She also served as a counselor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.
Surviving are many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at Marwick Place, Monte Vista Grove Homes, Pasadena, Calif.
Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, with the Rev. Lawrence R. Hoffmann officiating.
Local arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

REV. EARL SCHOTTKE
The Rev. Earl F. Schottke, 94, Norwalk, died Friday, Nov. 26 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, after a lengthy illness. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Born Aug. 15, 1905, he was married for 61 years to Maurine Rainsberger Schottke, who survives.
He served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Logan from 1954 to 1961.
Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, with the Rev. Steve Ebling officiating.
Committal services will be held noon today at the IOOF Cemetery in Blanchester.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Heidelberg College or Princeton Seminary.

EDWARD THOMAS
Edward Wayne Thomas, 93, Big Pine Road, Laurelville, died Tuesday, Nov. 30 at his residence.
Born Sept. 27, 1906, Hocking County, son of the late Edward and Leona Hooper Thomas, he was married for 62 years to Mary Audalene Van Fossen Thomas, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons Larry (Chick) Thomas of Circleville, Keith (Peg) Thomas of South Bloomingville and Michial Thomas of Laurelville; seven grandsons and two granddaughters, Mrs. Tom (Sheri) Meier, Brent (Sherry) Thomas, Mrs. Zeke (Kelly) Kline, Travis (Nicole) Thomas, Shannon Thomas, Shane (Angie) Thomas, Bub Thomas, Nathaniel Thomas and Aaron Thomas; five great-grandchildren, Tommy Meier, Tanner Kline, Colin Thomas, Colton Kline and Shayna Thomas; and a brother, Denman Thomas of Circleville.
He also was preceded in death by four brothers, Maynard, Robert "Bob," Oakley and Harold "Pete" Thomas; and three sisters, Marie McClintoch, Ola Giles and Ruth Hiles.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Hill Funeral Home, Kingston.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home.

CLARENCE WICKHAM
Clarence Russell Wickham, 89, Roseville, died Monday, Nov. 29 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital following a long illness.
Born Nov. 30, 1909, Elm Grove, W.Va., son of the late Clarence and Belle Hart Wickham, he was married to E. Ruth McHenry Wickham, who survives.
A farmer for 35 years, he was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are a son, Lyle (Edith) Wickham of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Jane) Moody of Roseville and Marilyn Owens of Bellbrook; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by six brothers, Willard, Carl, John, Leonard, Kenneth and Clyde Wickham, and four sisters, Semeda Kronnenbitter, Mary Rhodes, Everetta Keller and Genevieve Pletcher.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Cannon-Lanning Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Roseville, with the Rev. Terry Priest officiating.
Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

HARLEY ELLINGER
Harley A. Ellinger, 88, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 30 at his residence.
Born May 11, 1911, Hocking County, son of the late Andrew Michael and Sarah Blum Ellinger, he was the widower of Florence K. Karn Ellinger, who died in 1998.
A 1929 Logan High School graduate, he spent 15 years a director of the Hocking County Department of Human Services. He also worked 38 years in the field of education.
He was a 1933 Capital University and 1938 Ohio State University graduate, majoring in the fields of administration, chemistry and physics. He was named one of four outstanding science teachers in Ohio during 1949 by the Ohio Academy of Science. He was one of 12 selected statewide in 1947 and 1948 to re-establish the Junior Academy of Science in Ohio. He was a member and vice president of Ohio Academy for Science. He produced a number of outstanding students in chemistry and physics, and served as LHS principal from 1955 to 1968.
His affiliations have included the Ohio Principal's Association, Ohio Welfare Director's Association and Ohio Welfare Conference.
He served as chairman of Hocking County Children's Services Board for 21 years and has been active in the Logan Rotary Club for 45 years. He also was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
He was named Mr. Senior Citizen in 1975 and 1986 by the Ohio Commission on Aging, and has been a member of Hocking County Council on Aging for 11 years. He was part of the original planning committee for Tri-County Career Center and Hocking College, both in Nelsonville.
He authored the LHS Teacher's Handbook, served on the Constitution committee and was the first president of Logan Education Association.
He was named an honorary member of Chief Logan Chapter, Future Farmers of America and a member of the FFA Foundation. He received a state FFA Vocational Agricultural Award in 1966.
Surviving are three sons, Harley (Martha) Ellinger Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Robert (Lois) Ellinger of San Bernardino, Calif. and John (Lori) Ellinger of Columbus; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Delbert (Eleanor) Ellinger of Uvalde, Texas.
He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Wright and Burdella Bray.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Elhard officiating.
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

MARY PHILLIPS
Mary Jane Phillips, 84, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 2 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born April 8, 1915, Hocking County, daughter of the late Thomas C. and Dove H. Poling Van Curen, she was the widow of Murry S. Phillips.
She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Gore.
Surviving are a son, Harold E. (Donna) Phillips of Logan; five grandchildren, Mike and Joe Phillips, Tammy Phillips Christman, David Grove and Tina Palmer; and eight great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne A. Van Curen; and two great-grandchildren, Lacey Jo Grove and Jordan Grove.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

WILLIAM STEWART
William "Bill" Stewart, 77, Belton, S.C., died Thursday, Dec. 2 at Anderson Area Medical Center, South Carolina.
Born Leon, W.Va., son of the late James and Oma Thorton Stewart, he was married to Loretta Molihan Stewart, who survives.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Sylvester Church, Zaleski.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur.
The family suggests contributions be made to Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Anderson, S.C.


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