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Clara W. Dobson
Clara W. Dobson, 92, of Valley City, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born in Brunswick and had been a lifelong resident of Medina County. Mrs. Dobson was a retired school teacher, having taught at Liverpool Elementary in the Buckeye Local School District. She was a member of Weymouth Community Church in Medina. Mrs. Dobson volunteered many hours sharing God's word through Scriptures with residents at the former Shangri La Nursing Home, which is now Life Care Center.
She is survived by her sons, Wilbur of Texas, Donald of Litchfield Township, and Jerry of Valley City; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mildred Wolf of Valley City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; and son, Roger.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. Pastors Jeff Davis and Bob Petruccio will officiate.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Weymouth Community Church missions.

Mary Buda
Mary Buda (nee Galayda), 93, of Berea, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at Northwestern Nursing Center in Berea.
She was born in Slovakia on Nov. 11, 1904, to Paul and Mary Galayda. Mrs. Buda had been a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, the Rev. Mr. John M. (Elaine) Buda; daughters, Elizabeth Lewis, Dorothy Ann (Robert) Reilly and Sister Joan Marie Buda, S.N.D.; 27 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; sister, Susan Harvey; and son-in-law, Herbert Skala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John George; daughter, Margaret Skala; and son-in-law, Joseph Lewis.
Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church of Berea.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road (between Ridge and Snow), Parma.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Medina County Hospice, Sisters of Notre Dame, Southwest Adult Day Care Center, or the hunger fund of St. Mary's Church of Berea.

Eleanor T. Echle
Eleanor T. Echle, 96, of Valley City, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born in Valley City and had lived there all her life. Mrs. Echle was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church in Valley City, where she had been active in the Altar & Rosary Society.
Mrs. Echle is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Aleen (Terry) Indoe of Valley City; grandchildren, Craig Indoe of Cleveland, Christine Benedict of Olmsted Falls and Kevin Indoe of New York; great-grandchildren, Cory, Aaron and Bethany; and brother, Andy Hinkel of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert Echle.
Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin of Tours, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. The Rev. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: St. Martin Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

Cyril F. Huff
Cyril Francis Huff, 86, of Hinckley Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at his home.
He was born on May 11, 1911, and had been a Medina County resident for 50 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church in Hinckley, Teamsters 407, and the Good Sam Travel Club. Mr. Huff was a retired truck driver for L&H Freight Lines.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma (nee Brooks) of Hinckley; son and daughter-in-law, James F. (Doris) Huff; daughter, Yvonne; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard (Jean) Huff of Cambridge; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ray, who died in Vietnam; sister, Marian Hrabnicky; and brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Walter.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Grace, 1088 Ridge Road, Hinckley. Fr. William O'Neill will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71).

Pamela Wish
Pamela Wish, 43, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Bay Village on Nov. 20, 1954, and had been a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Wish was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, a former member of the St. Ambrose Athletic Board, and the Padua Franciscan Athletic Board. She was employed at Drug Mart in Brunswick as a pharmacy technician. She had a deep appreciation for her customers.
She is survived by her husband, David; sons, Michael and Joseph; daughter, Jessica Marie; and sisters, Karen Livingston of Morris, Minn., Bonnie Koch of Olmsted Falls and Kelly Staudt of Sidney, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Martin and Lucille (Schwerin) Kuonen.
Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick. Fr. Robert Jackson will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Esther C. Zsarnay
Esther C. Zsarnay, 79, of Medina, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born in Smithtown, Pa., and was employed at American Packaging for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Gilbert of Norwalk and Shirley Hetsler (Larry) of Lodi; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

May M. Zweifel
May Mildred Zweifel, 73, of Medina, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born in Medina on June 18, 1924, and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Miss Zweifel had been an avid reader and bird enthusiast. She was a homemaker.
Miss Zweifel is survived by her mother, Florence M. Zweifel of Medina; brothers, John (Faye) Zweifel of Medina, Russell (Sue) Zweifel of Columbus and Clyde (Karla) Zweifel of Medina; sisters, Mary Jane (Bob) Frontz of Medina, Marjorie (Paul) Knight of Chatham Township and Emma Jean (John) Klooz of Columbia Station; nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Met and Joan Zweifel.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Zweifel; and brothers, Fred, William and James Zweifel.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Judy Wismar Claycomb will officiate.
Burial: York Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donna M. Khoenle
Donna M. Khoenle, 80, of Medina, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Akron General Hospital.
Born on Feb. 9, 1917, in Granger Township, she had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mrs. Khoenle was a lifetime member of Granger United Methodist Church, serving in many organizations. She was a very kind and loving person, sharing her love of music with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed needlework, quilting and bowling at Great Oaks in Wadsworth with the senior citizens. She had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Khoenle is survived by her daughters, Barbara Dzur of Medina and Roberta Gifford of Granger Township; sister, Dorothy Cruse of Chippewa Lake; brother, Wilfred Davis of Cuyahoga Falls; and grandchildren, Mark (Jeannie) Gifford of Columbus, Heidi Dzur of Medina and Lynn (Gavin) Hartigan of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Medina. The Rev. Don Kraps will officiate.
Burial: Granger Fairview Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Granger United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Gisela A. Ostheim
Gisela Anna (Gohlke) Ostheim, 62, a Valley City resident for many years, who retired to Kissimmee, Fla., with husband Horst, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997.
Gisela was born in Lansberg, Germany, on July 6, 1935.
She is survived by her husband to whom she was married 44 years; children, Roland (Brenda) Ostheim of LaGrange, Marion (Rybczynski) Ostheim of Huron and Heidi VonOstheim of Chippewa Lake; and grandchildren, Roland and Mariana Ostheim of LaGrange, Angela Zapior of Vermillion and Chelsea Mitchell of Chippewa Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elfriede and Walter Gohlke.
A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Marion Ostheim, 1365A Cleveland Road, Huron, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Dwight L. Smith
Dwight L. Smith, 84, of LaGrange, passed away at his residence Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, following a short illness.
He was born on June 16, 1913, in North Eaton, Ohio, and lived in LaGrange for 60 years. Mr. Smith was a self-employed contractor for 50 years and owned Dwight Smith Builders, retiring in 1979. He had built many homes throughout Lorain County. Mr. Smith had been a LaGrange Village councilman for over 20 years.
He is survived by daughters, Marilyn Walters of Lisbon, Ohio, Shirley Vieta of Lorain and Vicky Secrist of LaGrange; sons, Ron Smith of LaGrange and Rick Smith of Lorain; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brothers, Emil and Robert, both of Elyria, and Willard of Spencer; and sisters, Virginia Smith of Valley City, Frances Brooks of Elyria, Dorothy Kelly of Valley City, Faith Kidney of Wellington, Mrytle Schuer of Drummond Island, Mich., Betty Schneider of Valley City and Grace Hammon of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty V. Smith in 1996; daughter, Audrey Smith; granddaughter, Karen Walters; great-grandson, Michael Vincent; and brothers, Leon, Roy, Ray and Wilbur.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 Second Street, Elyria. The Rev. Mark Cannon, pastor of LaGrange United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial: River Road Cemetery, LaGrange.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Christopher R. Miller Terrill
Christopher R. Miller Terrill, 18, of Barberton, died unexpectedly Dec. 9, 1997, at Bowling Green, Ohio.
He was born on July 24, 1979, in Ashland. Christopher was a resident of Ashland most of his life and currently was a student at Bowling Green State University. A 1997 graduate of Ashland High School, he was a member of the high school jazz band and was awarded outstanding bassist at the 1997 Capital University Jazz Festival and at the 1996 Ashland University Jazz Festival. He was also a recipient of the ''I DARE YOU AWARD'' at the high school.
Christopher is survived by his father, Dave Terrill of Barberton; sister, April Terrill of Spencer; and grandfather, Duane Terrill of Spencer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at King Road Alliance Church in Ashland. Pastor Bill Brown will officiate.

Jon G. Herte
Jon G. Herte, 59, of Sullivan, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born in Cleveland on Sept. 5, 1938, to John J.G. and Madge Meier Herte and had lived in Spencer before moving to Sullivan 30 years ago.
Mr. Herte was a custodian at Brumfield Sparkle Market in Wellington the past seven years and had previously worked at American Crucible in Lorain. He was a Black River Pee Wee Football coach for a number of years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Anne (nee Neal); loving sons, Jon (Wendi) of Polk and Jason (Tammy) of Ashland; four grandchildren; sisters, Corrine Denton of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Audrey Sparks of Missouri; and brothers, George of Spencer and David of New Baden, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer.
Burial: Southview Cemetery, Sullivan.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Tevis
Dorothy Tevis (nee Granchie), 74, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, in Cleveland.
She was born in Youngstown to Valent and Anna. Mrs. Tevis was a former member of St. Cyril and Methodius Church of Youngstown.
She was the dear mother of John V., Barbara Titlow and Dori DiPetta; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of one; and sister of Catherine Nivert, Sophie Granchie and Sue Bohla, all of Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John A.; parents; and siblings Anna Pavlick, Mary Hutira, Will, Joseph, John and Fr. Method, O.S.B.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague), Broadview Heights, and 10 a.m. at Assumption Church, 9183 Broadview Road.
Interment: All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Leonard Acker
Leonard Acker, 85, of Rittman, died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Apostolic Christian Home, Rittman.
He was born in River Styx and had been a lifetime resident of Medina and Wayne counties. Mr. Acker was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church and a former member of the Medina County Farm Bureau. He had served on the Medina County Milk Board for 10 years. Mr. Acker was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette (Karol) Klusty of Coshocton and Martha (Raymond) Anderson of Seville; son and daughter-in-law, Boyd (Barbara) Acker of Rittman; brother, Lloyd Acker of River Styx; sisters, Dorothy Handshue of Wadsworth and Erma Buerger of California; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Frances; son, Roy; brother, Ivan; and parents, Harry and Margaret Fulton Acker.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Acme Road, Seville. Pastor Gerald Keller will officiate.
Burial: Church Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Road, Seville 44273, Seville Guilford EMS, or Apostolic Christian Home Inc., 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman 44270.

Bernard G. Gurr
Bernard G. Gurr, 50, of Valley City, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997.
He was born in Cleveland and resided there prior to moving to Valley City 21 years ago. Mr. Gurr was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Valley City, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Gurr was a sergeant with the Cleveland City Police Department and had been with the department for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Janis (nee Droll), to whom he was married 27 years; sons, Jason of Columbus and Nathan of Valley City; daughter, Melissa of Valley City; and mother Ethel (nee Zadura) of North Olmsted.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Gurr.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Martin of Tours Church, Valley City. The Revs. John Cregan and Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

Anna L. Johnson
Anna L. Johnson, 90, of Medina, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
Born in Cleveland on Nov. 29, 1907, she was a prior resident of Cleveland and Olmsted Falls. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mrs. Johnson had been a secretary for 45 years at Hilton Hotel, formerly Hotel Cleveland.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her nieces, Louela Murphy of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Karen Dalrymple of Angola, Ind.; and nephew, Donald Hausmann of South Pittsburg, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; and sister, Theresa.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Fr. Stephen Kaminski will officiate.
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Olmsted Falls.
Visiting hours: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Donna M. Khoenle
Donna M. Khoenle, 80, of Medina, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Akron General Hospital.
Born on Feb. 9, 1917, in Granger Township, she had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mrs. Khoenle was a lifetime member of Granger United Methodist Church, serving in many organizations. She was a very kind and loving person, sharing her love of music with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed needlework, quilting and bowling at Great Oaks in Wadsworth with the senior citizens. She had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Khoenle is survived by her daughters, Barbara Dzur of Medina and Roberta Gifford of Granger Township; sister, Dorothy Cruse of Chippewa Lake; brother, Wilfred Davis of Cuyahoga Falls; and grandchildren, Mark (Jeannie) Gifford of Columbus, Heidi Dzur of Medina and Lynn (Gavin) Hartigan of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Medina. The Rev. Don Kraps will officiate.
Burial: Granger Fairview Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Granger United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Wallace J. McIlvaine
Wallace J. McIlvaine, 95, a resident of Smithville-Western Care Center and formerly of Berea, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Smithville-Western Care Center following a period of declining health.
He was born in Canaan Township, near Creston on Sept. 15, 1902, to David Ellsworth and Belle Irvin McIlvaine. He married Emma Jane Curry on Oct. 18, 1925. He was a 1920 graduate of Creston High School and had been a self-employed carpenter/builder. He had previously been a machinist at the Bomber Plant in Cleveland. Mr. McIlvaine was a member of Harris Masonic Lodge 137 F&AM and the United Flying Octagenarians (UFO). He was an avid flyer and boater.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David Eugene and Donna McIlvaine of Wadsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Doris Irene and Thomas Cassilly of Brentwood, Tenn.; daughter, Mary Joann Curry of Prescot Valley, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1991; a grandson; brothers, George and Donald; and sisters, Doris McIlvaine, Ruth Linter, Mary Gilleron, Gail Allen and Grace Keller.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. today at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. The Rev. James McCurdy will officiate.
Interment: Jackson Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 1 p.m. until the time of the service today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Patricia J. Walter
Patricia L. Walter, 38, of Medina, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1959, and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mrs. Walter attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pa., and was a graduate of Cloverleaf High School. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Mike Hagen.
She is survived by her beloved husband, William Walter; beloved children, Brian, Sarah and Becky Myers and Kevin and Cory Walter; mother, Anne Luce of Chippewa Lake; sisters, Judy Sprunger of Wooster, Kathy Luce of Toledo and Diane Jackson of North Canton; brothers, Fred Luce of North Carolina, and Ken and James Luce, both of Chippewa Lake; special friend, Dr. Mike Hagen; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles.
Mass: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Fr. Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Rose Ann Platz
Rose Ann Platz, 89, mother of Rollie Platz, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, in New Philadelphia.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, 139 Third St., New Philadelphia.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the Mass Tuesday at Naylor Funeral Home, 246 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia.

Kenneth J. Eiserlo
Kenneth J. Eiserlo, 64, of Medina, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at home.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 41 years. Mr. Eiserlo was a member of Teamsters Local 407. He was a devout Christian, a devoted family man, enjoyed fishing and his painting artwork. Mr. Eiserlo was a retired truck driver, who worked for Murphy Motor Freight. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Eiserlo is survived by his daughter and her fiance, Laurie Eiserlo and Bill Stuart of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Christine (Veeraf) Vaghaiwalla of Oviedo, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Craig (Rosemary) Eiserlo of Cleveland; grandson, Ryan Vaghaiwalla; sister, Shirley Palinchik of Medina; and mother-in-law, Johanna Svoboda of Wooster.
He was preceded in death in July 1997 by his wife of 40 years, Faith.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Living Word Lutheran Church, 3631 Hamilton Road, Medina. Pastor James Lutz will officiate.
A private family interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster. There will be no visiting hours.
The Armstrong Funeral Home of Seville is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Living Word Lutheran Church, 3631 Hamilton Road, Medina 44256, or Hospice of Medina County, P.O. Box 122, Medina 44258-012.

Donald B. Scott
Donald B. Scott, 77, of Medina, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at his residence.
Born in Medina on Dec. 27, 1919, he had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Scott was a member of Farm Bureau Council and of the carpenter Union 212. He was an avid card player and enjoyed carpentry and woodworking in his shop. Mr. Scott was retired from Thermo-Rite Co. and worked as a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Beulah Scott (nee McConnell); sons, Gary (Mary) Scott of Annandale, N.J., and James (Marilyn) Scott of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Diana (Ernest) Hartter of Brockport, N.Y., and Donna (Calvin) Koehn of Cleveland; sister, Gertrude McConnell of North Royalton; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Florence Lyren; and brother, Raymond.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Revs. Richard Thewlis and Greg Sellers will officiate.
Burial: Poe Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Poe United Methodist Church or Burton City United Methodist Church, 3448 Mount Eaton Road, Orrville, Ohio.

Robert E. Heeter
Robert E. ''Bob'' Heeter, 75, of West Salem, formerly of Wooster, died Saturday evening, Dec. 20, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital.
He was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Madison, Ohio, to Roy E. and Mary Comiskey Heeter. Mr. Heeter had been employed at the WWST radio station from 1950 to 1973, where he was program, sales and operations manager. He then worked for the OARDC in 1974 as the tour, radio and TV coordinator.
Mr. Heeter graduated in 1950 from Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree, with majors in radio and TV programming and journalism. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1946. Mr. Heeter was a member of Wooster United Methodist Church, the National Geographic Society and the OSU Alumni Association. He was formerly of Homerville and resided in Wooster until 1985, when he moved to the West Salem area.
Mr. Heeter is survived by his wife, Betty Allen Allison Heeter, whom he married Nov. 8, 1985; son, Mark R. Heeter of Wooster; daughter, Mrs. Carl ''Beth A. '' Martin of Wooster; stepdaughters, Ramona Allison of West Salem and Mrs. Todd ''Laura'' Allison Crebs of Polk; stepson, Thomas Allison of West Salem; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen Campbell Heeter, on Dec. 2, 1982; and sister, Bette Riebe.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. The Rev. Dale Sanford will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Homerville.
Visting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.

Shirley M. Grumbling
Shirley M. Grumbling, 65, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at University Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. Ms. Grumbling was a personnel officer for the state of Ohio, loved animals and was an avid seamstress.
She is survived by her son, Roy (Debbie) Grumbling of Brunswick; daughters, Kathy (Al) Palino of Fairport Harbor, Karen Gossett of Burbank, Ohio, and Sue (Tom) Travaglianti of Brunswick; brother, Alan Novack of Hinckley Township; and 11 grandchildren.
Ms. Grumbling was preceded in death by her parents, William and Wilma (Phelphs) Novack.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson's A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
There will be a private family burial.

Betty B. Jacobs
Betty B. Jacobs, 67, of Nashville, Ohio, formerly of Brunswick, died Friday morning, Dec. 19, 1997, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., following a sudden illness.
She was born on March 5, 1930, in Dunbar, W.Va., to Kelly and Dencie (Stover) Hill.
Mrs. Jacobs is survived by her husband, Laben Charles Jacobs, whom she married June 28, 1947; daughters, Mrs. Albert (Brenda Kay) Barge of Medina and Mrs. Jerry (Linda Rae) Barge of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; son, Charles Kelly (Tammy) Jacobs of Seville; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and brother, Dale Hill of Scott Depot, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Dennison; and sister, Mae.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio. The Rev. Del Conner will officiate.
Burial: Nashville Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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