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Ella I. Bridges
Ella Irene "Bubbles" Bridges (Haer), 93, of Medina, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Evergreen Nursing Center.
She was born in Johnstown, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for many years. Ms. Bridges was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Upper Yoder Volunteer Fire Co., Ladies Auxiliary, financial secretary for many years, where she also enjoyed playing bingo. She was also a member of the Roxbury Chirpers Singing Group in the 1920s. She played piano at the Harmonie Singing Society for many years. She was also a secretary at Memorial Hospital in the 1920s. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Kathy) Bridges of Medina; daughter, Jean Ann Distefano of Newark, Del.; granddaughters, Barbara Ann and Becky Lynn Bridges, and Sheryl and Chris Distefano; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jenny (Spicker) Haer; and brother, William Haer.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Duca Funeral Home, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown. Father Clarence Bridges officiating.
Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of local arrangements.

Anna Pitzer
Anna Pitzer, 85, of Agoura Hills, Calif., formerly of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in Agoura Hills.
She was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Czechoslovakia and was a seamstress.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon McGee of Agoura Hills and Sandra Robinson; daughter-in-law, Anna Pitzer; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pitzer; and son, John Pitzer.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley Township. Pastor Christopher Cahill will officiate.

Gladys M. Barnes
Gladys M. Barnes, 92, of Medina, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center, Medina.
She was born in Liverpool Township to Albert and Helen Stoskopf and resided in Medina County most of her life. She was a former member of Valley City Garden Club, a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Valley City, and Litchfield Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Barnes worked at the old Kryl Hospital in Parma for 16 years, at Medina General Hospital as a dietitian assistant, and lastly as a cook at the former Crestview Nursing Home, Medina.
She is survived by her daughters, Leola (Raymond) Higham of Medina and Wanda Mae (William) Rogers of Wooster; son, Leland Barnes of West Salem; sister-in-law, Edith Stoskopf of Medina; and 18 grandchildren. She was also a great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman, in 1977; sister, Ruth Muntz, in 1998; brother, Elno Stoskopf; daughter-in-law, Patricia Barnes; and grandchildren, Robert Barnes and Laura Smith.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Dianne Shirey will officiate.
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City.

Norma Leggett Barnes
Norma Leggett Barnes (nee Carlton), 90, of Penney Farms, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Penney Farms, where she had lived the last 25 years.
She was born in Chippewa Lake and was a Medina County resident for 64 years, until retiring to Florida. She was a former member of Medina Coterie Club, Medina Rotary Ann's Auxiliary and Medina United Methodist Church and Ladies Circle. She loved her family, flower gardening and crocheting. She was a homemaker. She volunteered at the Penney Farms Clinic and Medina County Board of Education film library. She was a cashier at Medina High School cafeteria and clerk in the former Ziegler's Shoe department.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Willard C. Barnes, of Penney Farms; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marliese Leggett of Medina and David and Pam Leggett of Mounds View, Minn.; daughter, Barbara Lang of Felton , Calif.; grandchildren, Karen (Dr. Phillip) Price of Columbus, Linda (Tory) Cirincione of Medina, Jennifer (James) Jolliff of California, Lisa (R. Edward) Poston of California and Christopher, Mark and Timothy Leggett, all of Minnesota; and great-grandchildren, Brock, Grant and Blake Price and Ross and Natalie Cirincione.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Merle E., to whom she was married 32 years; and sister, Norene Baird.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Glenn R. Brophy
Glenn R. Brophy, 86, of Litchfield, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Medina General Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Chippewa Lake and had resided in Medina County most of his life. In the late 1940's, Mr. Brophy operated Helen & Glenn's Restaurant and Gas Station in Litchfield. He was a member of the Litchfield Fire Dept., a charter member of the Hot Stove Baseball League. He was involved with the Litchfield Ball Park for 42 years, where he coached boys and girls baseball teams. Mr. Brophy drove school bus 13 years for Buckeye Local Schools and retired as custodian with Buckeye after 32 years.
He is survived by his son, Fred Brophy of York Twp.; daughter, Frances Beriswill of Grafton; brother, Donald Brophy; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen in 1997; and sister, Caroline Nestor.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. Rev. David Shimp officiating.
Burial: York Twp. Cemetery, Mallet Creek.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Litchfield Fire & Rescue Dept., P.O. Box 177, Litchfield, Ohio 44253; or Litchfield Youth Boosters.

Olive M. Close
Olive M. Close, 76, of Marion, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Marion.
She was born in Medina and had been a Medina County resident for many years. She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Marion and an avid cross stitcher. She was a licensed practical nurse for 20 years at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Rex and Shirley Close of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kent and Kay Close of Centerville, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Katy and Jeff Raynor of Sugarcreek; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Lyman Martin of California, Elton Martin of Florida and Bill Martin of Wadsworth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; and nine sisters.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jim Coister will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.
There will be no visitation.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 2423 Smeltzer Road, Marion, 43302; or the Alzheimer's Association, 157 W. Cedar St., Suite 206, Akron, 44303.

Gale W. Farner
Gale W. Farner, 79, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Akron General Medical Center.
He was born in Lodi and resided in Wadsworth for more than 50 years. He was front office manager at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital until his retirement in 1980. He was previously employed at the Wadsworth Foundry and as a process engineer at the Ohio Injector for 30 years.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rhonda of Wadsworth; granddaughter, Kimberly (Damon) Wells of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Edna June Markley and Marie (Walter) Markley, both of Wadsworth; sisters-in-law, Doris (Herb) Wentink of Bath, Irene Farner of Wadsworth and Alvina Myers of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 40 years, Margaret Louise; sister, Evelyn; and brother, Milo.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. The Rev. James L. Singleton will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Jacob R. Kish
Jacob Robert Kish, 1-day-old infant son of Jeffery and Mary Jayne Kish of Sullivan Township, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.
In addition to his parents, Jacob is survived by his sisters, Kaitlyn and Mallory; maternal grandparents, Robert and Sally Parker of Spencer; paternal grandparents, Stan and Rosanna Strojek of Salem and William and Diane Kish of Geneva; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Morse of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and paternal great-grandparents, Harold and Evelyn Kern of Lorain.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. The Rev. Edward Gardner will officiate.
Burial: Spencer Cemetery.

Edward E. Sing
Edward E. Sing, 66, of Seville, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999.
He was born in Maryville, Tenn., and resided in Cleveland prior to moving to Seville five years ago. Mr. Sing was a member of Parma Moose Lodge and Ashland Eagles. He retired in January 1988 after 30 years as a millwright with LTV Steel in Cleveland.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, June; children, Sandra (Bobby) Caldwell and Karen Clark, both of Cleveland, and Thresea (Dave) Hunter Daniel and Randy Sing, all of Seville; grandchildren, Angie, Michele, Martial, Candice, Shannon, Roxanne, Danielle, Stacy, Stephanie, David Jr., Jeff, Cody and Taylor; great-grandchild, Isaiah; and brothers, Eugene of Tennessee, Robert of Georgia and Charles of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Jr.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Paul Hoffman will officiate.
Burial: Friendsville Cemetery, Westfield Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Norma Leggett Barnes
Norma Leggett Barnes (nee Carlton), 90, of Penney Farms, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Penney Farms, where she had lived the last 25 years.
She was born in Chippewa Lake and was a Medina County resident for 64 years, until retiring to Florida. She was a former member of Medina Coterie Club, Medina Rotary Ann's Auxiliary and Medina United Methodist Church and Ladies Circle. She loved her family, flower gardening and crocheting. She was a homemaker. She volunteered at the Penney Farms Clinic and Medina County Board of Education film library. She was a cashier at Medina High School cafeteria and clerk in the former Ziegler's Shoe department.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Willard C. Barnes, of Penney Farms; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marliese Leggett of Medina and David and Pam Leggett of Mounds View, Minn.; daughter, Barbara Lang of Felton, Calif.; grandchildren, Karen (Dr. Phillip) Price of Columbus, Linda (Tory) Cirincione of Medina, Jennifer (James) Jolliff of California, Lisa (R. Edward) Poston of California and Christopher, Mark and Timothy Leggett, all of Minnesota; and great-grandchildren, Brock, Grant and Blake Price and Ross and Natalie Cirincione.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Merle E., to whom she was married 32 years; and sister, Norene Baird.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to service on Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Helen F. Frank
Helen Faye Frank, 62, of West Salem, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in West Salem.
She was born March 10, 1936, in Fillmore, Ky., and had been a Medina County resident for 27 years. She was a teacher in Brunswick City Schools for 30 years. Many of those years were at Kidder Elementary School as a fifth-grade teacher.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Frank of Denver, Colo.; foster daughter, Suzie (Mark) Hosmer of South Euclid; granddaughter, Rachel Hosmer; sister, Betty McKinney of Ashland; grandson, Oliver Wyszynski, Michael (Rebecca) Deaton, Richard (Rebecca) Rohm and Mitchell (Gina) Deaton; and niece, Renee (Jerry) Shaffer.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71). Pastor Shannon Blower will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jessie M. Holston
Jessie M. Holston, 72, of Columbus, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, in Johnstown, Ohio.
She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and had lived in Columbus for the past 10 years. She was a member of Akron Apostolic Temple. Mrs. Holston had been a licensed practical nurse, private duty nurse and a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, James L. Holston of Cleveland, Justin E. Holston of Akron, Timothy L. of Columbus and Huston C. of Akron; daughters-in-law, Jeanne, Louise, Frances and Lucette; grandchildren, Julie, Leon, Thomas J. and Sasha; cousin, James (Kathryn) Johnson; and many special and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Elder Stanley Robinson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Earl L. Munson
Earl L. Munson, 86, of Lodi, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999.
He was born in Cleveland and had attended Lincoln High School and Western Reserve Ohio. Mr. Munson volunteered at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church and Lakewood Hospital. He was a deacon and an elder. He was a retired inspector for TRW and enjoyed walking, golfing and anything to do with nature. He also played the organ every day and made word puzzles for Dell Publishing Co. since his early retirement. Mr. Munson also wrote many short stories as a hobby.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Janice Hudson and Carol Hawke; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Presbyterian Church.

Melvin E. Gruver
Melvin E. Gruver, 77, of West Salem, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Samaritan Hospital.
He was born June 26, 1921, in River Styx to Charles and Arlene (Everhard) Gruver. Mr. Gruver graduated from Wadsworth Central High School in 1939 and was engaged in farming all his life. He retired July 1, 1984, as a lieutenant from Mansfield Reformatory after 22 years. He was a member of James Stevenson American Legion Post 499 of West Salem and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Simmons Gruver whom he married June 26, 1949; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Clemens of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Kate Gruver of West Salem; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Delbert Gruver.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem where military rites will be conducted by James Stevenson Post 499 of West Salem. Pastor Robert Holmes will officiate.
Interment: Hazzard Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Town & Country Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 175, West Salem, 44287; or Polk Rescue Squad, 200 E. Congress St., Polk, 44866.

Mary Ann C. Larner
Mary Ann C. Larner (nee Ross), 64, has died.
She was the beloved wife of William "Vic"; dear mother of Robert "Bobby"; stepmother of William "Butch" and Edwin "Chris"; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of three; sister of Betty Erste; and a beloved aunt.
Service: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Donald A. Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague) and at 10 a.m. at Assumption Church, 9183 Broadview Road.
Interment: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1422 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115.

Melba L. Copley
Melba L. Copley, 83, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Altercare of Wadsworth.
Miss Copley was born in Toledo and resided in Wadsworth for 40 years. She was employed at Ohio Match Co. for more than 40 years and was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her stepsister, Ruth Ann Hunefeld of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Esther; and sister, Mildred Cormany.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Carol A. Cutting will officiate.
Interment: Sharon Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Wadsworth United Methodist Church Fund, 195 Broad St., Wadsworth, 44281.

Esther M. Friedt
Esther Mae Friedt, 83, of Wadsworth, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at her residence, after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Medina and resided in Wadsworth for 65 years, where she was a member of Wadsworth First Christian Church.
She is survived by her son, Donald W. of Portage Lakes; daughter, Barbara (Kenneth) Koppes of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Denise (Bill) McCall, Tami (Brian) Evans and Kenneth Koppes; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Dean of Rittman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Pastor Leslie F. Critchfield will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Wadsworth First Christian Church or Hospice of Medina County.

William C. Hill
William C. Hill, 88, of Jerusalem, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Barnesville Hospital.
He was born May 5, 1910, in Lawrence County, Tenn. to Alfred and Elizabeth Barnes Hill. Mr. Hill retired from Turnstead Division of General Motors in Elyria. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Woodsfield and a member of Masonic Lodge 103 Strange Creek, W.Va.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Reip Hill of Jerusalem; son, William L. Hill of Medina; daughters, Ruby Hill Roberts of Canfield and Gloria Sue Eddy of Jerusalem; brother, Everitt Hill of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Gladys Smith Hill; daughter, Dorothy Vimpeny; grandson, Donald Vimpeny; two infant children; two brothers; and four sisters.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Woodsfield. Pastor Joseph Hise will officiate.
Interment: Jerusalem Cemetery, Jerusalem.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield.

Audra M. Pack
Audra M. Pack, 91, of Copley, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Hospice Care Visiting Nurse Center in Copley.
She was born in Pluto, W.Va., and had been a Medina County resident for 30 years. She was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Medina and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pack was the beloved mother and grandmother of sons, Wilfred and Benny Pack of Columbia Station; daughters, Margaret Webb of Olmsted Falls, Letty Farren Paul of Medina and Annabelle Farren of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; sister of Marie Lilly and Mildred Hatcher, both of Nimitz, W.Va., and Dewey "Bill" Pack of Ansted, W.Va., and Bert Pack of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Pack raised three of their grandchildren after the death of their daughter. They are, Nona Shows of Medina, Kathy Yannayon of Rittman and Nancy Sexton of Kissimmee, Fla. There are 12 other grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Opal; and daughter, Ama.
Burial: Crews Cemetery, Nimitz.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Hilda T. Burris
Hilda Taylor Burris, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999.
Mrs. Burris was born June 6, 1902, in Grimsby, England, and immigrated to the United States as a young girl.
She was an Ohio State University nursing student when she met and married Virgil D. Burris. She was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, The Clytean Club, and various other civic organizations.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John (Rachel) of Northfield, Ill., Robert (Shirley) of Peninsula; daughter, Nancy of St. Martin de Riberac, France; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters; husband of nearly 75 years; and daughter, Jeannette.
Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Medina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Mabel C. James
Mabel Cooke Jaynes, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Feb. 12, 1913. in Boyd County, Ky. to William Marcus Cooke and Dora Bayes Cooke.
Mrs. James was a retired machine operator with Asterloc in Parma. She was affiliated with First United Pentecostal Church of Parma.
She is survived by her daughter, Thelma L. (nee O'Bannion) Adams of Spencer; sons, Estill Eugene O'Banion of Taylorsville, Ga., and Robert O'Bannion of Parma; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Leslie Cooke of Maryland, Bill Cooke of Virginia, Ralph Cooke of Kentucky, and Garfield Cooke of North Carolina; sisters, Grace Lawson of Georgia, Deloris Hammond, Vivian Steele and Charlotte Kelly, all of Kentucky, and Louise Knipp of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Service: 1 p.m. Sunday at Malone Funeral Home, 325 Malone Lane, Grayson, Ky.
Burial: Carter County Memory Gardens, Grayson, Ky.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Local funeral arrangements were handled by Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

Theresa A. Albright
Theresa A. Albright, 92, of Seville, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in East Liverpool and resided in Medina County for several years. Mrs. Albright was a homemaker.
She is survived by her children, Gerald W. Albright (Violet) of Medina, David L. Albright (Dorothy) of Michigan, Helen M. Dunn (Ed) of California, Janet A. Strojak (Gene) of California and Barbara A. Hulsing (Russell) of New York; 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, C.E. Albright.
Service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
At Mrs. Albright's request her body will be cremated.

Charlene L. Meyers
Charlene L. Meyers (nee Hood), 67, of Reston, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Twining Village in Northampton Township, Pa.
She was born in Litchfield, and lived in Reston for 20 years.
Prior to her retirement in 1993, she was employed as a procurement agent with IBM in Bethesda, Md., for 15 years. She was a member of St. Thomas A'Beckett R.C. Church in Reston.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Meyers of Morrisville, Pa.; sons, Robert J. Meyers of Berkeley, Calif., John P. Meyers of Philadelphia, Pa., and Paul E. Meyers of Fairfax, Va.; brothers, David Hood of Medina, Charles Hood of North Canton and Dennis Hood of Wadsworth; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Norbert and Irene (Mellert) Hood; and sister, Edith Stock.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Steven Kaminski will officiate.
Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ms. Meyers' name to St. Thomas A'Beckett Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA 20190.
J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel in Morrisville, Pa., is handling arrangements.

Hazel L. Church
Hazel L. Church, 72, of Lodi, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Medina General Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born April 27, 1926, in Burbank to Henry F. and Stella Mae (Ginter) Lautzenheiser. She made her home in Orrville for 20 years, moving to Lodi five years ago. She married Albert Church Jr. on Nov. 21, 1968.
She is survived by her children, Gary and Janice Church of Brewster, Donald and Susan Church of Lodi, Joyce and Francis Bent of Danville, Ill., Vicky Bailey of Bellefontaine, Brenda and Charles Boughman of Glenmont, Hazel and Bruce Grier of Lodi, Eddie Church of Glenmont, Sandra and Bill Bryant of Orrville, and Carl Church of Orrville; 41 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clayton Lautzenheiser of Wadsworth; Henry Lautzenheiser of Brewster and Warren Church of Wadsworth; sisters, Evelyn Bishop of Lafayette, Goldie Everett of North Lawrence and Mary Lou Cavendish of Creston; and companion, Arthur "Ot" Church, with whom she had made her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Church; son, Larry; sister, Maude; and brothers, Donald and Seymour Lautzenheiser.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. The Rev. Michael Danielle will officiate.
Interment: Congress Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Lawrence C. Lahiff
Lawrence "Larry" C. Lahiff, 59, of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Englewood Community Hospital.
He was born in Jan. 13, 1940, in Elyria to Carl and Verna (Gibson) Lahiff.
He attended Ohio State University and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Lahiff and his wife, Marilyn, moved to Englewood in 1989 from Medina, where he was a member of the Rustic Hills Country Club. He held memberships in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Power Squadron, and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 2378. He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Mills) Lahiff of Englewood; sons, Patrick of Washington D.C., Matthew of Indianapolis, Ind., Mark of California.; stepchildren, Charles Miller and Shelly Miller of Cleveland; grandson, Logan Miller of Cleveland; sister, Jane Strauss of Amherst, Ohio; and Marilyn's parents, Jack and Lila Mills, also of Englewood.
Service: noon Monday at Berry Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake.
Burial: Brownhelm Cemetery, Amherst.
Visiting hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donald P. McKinnie
Donald P. McKinnie, 50, of Medina, previously of Columbus, passed away suddenly at his residence Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999.
He was born Sept. 18, 1948, in Cleveland to Hamilton and Dorothy McKinnie and had been a Medina County resident for 29 years.
He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses of the Brunswick Congregation and NSSEA. He was vice president of J.R. Holcomb Co., Cleveland, where he worked for 30 years. Mr. McKinnie enjoyed boating, golfing, fishing and racquetball.
He is survived by his wife, Rose B. McKinnie (nee Naploszek) of Medina; daughter, Ashley McKinnie of Medina; son, Scott McKinnie of Medina; brother, Rick (MaryLee) McKinnie of Cleveland; and a large, loving family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, David; sister-in-law, Tina; and nieces, Denise and Michelle McKinnie.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18), Medina. David Sekerak will officiate.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.


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