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Iona L. Allen
Iona L. Allen (nee Lance), 94, of Medina, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Sophia Huntington Parker Nursing Home.
She was born in Lafayette Township and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Mrs. Allen was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational and was a former member of E.E.S. and Pythian Sister Lodge. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janice Beck Hibbard of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandson, Brian F. Beck of Seattle; granddaughter, Ann Wojtowick of Fort Collins; great-granddaughters, Devin and Carleigh Beck, both of Seattle, and Audrey Wojtowick of Fort Collins; niece, Susan Kuzich; and nephews, Fred Greenwood III, Fred Greenwood Jr. and Rob Rapp.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, John M. Beck and Gilbert S. Allen; son, John M. Beck; and brother, Sidney H. Lance.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The Rev. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Sophia Huntington Parker Nursing Home, 635 N. Huntington St., Medina 44256.

George A. Dushenke
George Alvin Dushenke, 87, of Tahlequah, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, in Tahlequah.
Mr. Dushenke was born April 20, 1910, in Grafton to Pauline (nee Zacharias) and Otto Dushenke. In 1925, he attended Concordia Theological College in Fort Wayne, Ind. and from 1928 to 1932 Concordia College at Oakland, Calif. In 1938, he married Irma Dey and they operated Suburban Title Service in Ohio, which they sold in 1957.
They moved to the warmer climate of Las Cruces, N.M., and operated a motel. During this interval, they housed the crew from the Smithsonian Institute of Astrophysical Training. The Number One Tracking Station was located in the Organ Mountains in New Mexico. They were written up in ``Trackers of the Sky,'' which is a history of the Smithsonian Satellite tracking program and quotes, in part, ``The men lived at the motel, some 20 miles from the station, owned and operated by George and Irma Dushenke, who were not only host to the group but also father and mother. ''
After selling the motel, they moved to Tucson, Ariz., where Mr. Dushenke was a real estate broker and served on the Ethics Committee of Multiple Listing Service of Tucson and also was chaplain.
Mr. Dushenke served many years as a pastor's assistant, lay pastor and held many offices in several Lutheran churches in Tucson.
An avid golfer, he was dedicated to playing daily and participating in many tournaments.
After retirement in 1986, they moved to Go Ye Village in Tahlequah, where they were members of First Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Irma Dey Dushenke of Tahlequah; brothers, Leon Dushenke of Dayton and Frank Dushenke of Medina; and sisters, Gladys Williams of Midland, Texas, and Dorothy Hines of Belington, W.Va.
Mr. Dushenke was preceded in death by brothers, Walter and John.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church of Tahlequah, Okla. The Rev. Mark Muenchow will officiate. Services are under the direction of Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, Tahlequah.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Stained Glass Fund at First Lutheran Church, 2111 Mahaney Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464.

Alsetta Flickinger
Alsetta Flickinger, 101, of Medina, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Pythian Sister Home.
Mrs. Flickinger was born in Medina and was a lifetime Medina County resident. She was a member of Medina United Methodist Church and was an avid bridge player. Mrs. Flickinger was the clerk for the Westfield Board of Education for 25 years, Westfield Insurance for 12 years and Medina Probate Court for five years.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Sommerville of Aurora, Colo.; sons, K.S. Flickinger of Norwalk and Dare Flickinger of Medina; sister, Elizabeth Mulchy of Columbia, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Flickinger was preceded in death in 1963 by her husband, Harold S.; sister, Marcella Schneider; and brother, George Fretz.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The Rev. Jim Patterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina United Methodist Church.

Robert J. LeMar
Robert J. LeMar, 73, of Cinnamon Lake, Ohio, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at his home.
Mr. LeMar was born July 5, 1924, in Lodi to Sidney and Hazel Stair LeMar. He was raised in the Lodi and Burbank areas, and more recently lived in Big Prarie before moving to Cinnamon Lake seven years ago.
He was a former employee of Rubbermaid in Wooster, retiring in 1985 following more than 30 years of service. Mr. LeMar had enjoyed hunting and fishing during his life and was an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Ron (Vicki) Swartz of Wooster and Mrs. Mark (Anita) Derkovich of Hawaii; son, Robert Jr. (Monica) of Rittman; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Donald and Doyle of Lodi and Raymond of Apple Creek.
Mr. LeMar was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Molinda; and brother, Jim.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Burbank Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Fred A. Schlechty
Fred A. Schlechty, 78, of Cincinnati, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, in Cincinnati.
He was born in Medina County.
Mr. Schlechty was the beloved husband of Laverne Schlechty (nee Hawke); loving father of Kay (Philip) Volk, Karen (Frank Barrett) Schlechty and Edward Schlechty; dear grandfather of Dan and Tim Volk; and brother of Charles Schlechty, Dorothy June Ribelin and Mae Sanford.
Service: 3 p.m. today at Nurre Brothers' Funeral Home, 5907 Cheviot Road, White Oak.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lafayette Methodist Church, Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, or a hospice.

Floyd W. Soward
Floyd W. Soward, 84, of Lodi, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital following a sudden illness at his home.
Mr. Soward was born and had lived in Lodi most of his life. His late wife, Alberta, and he were the owners of the former Sowards Music Store in Medina from 1963 to 1980. Mr. Soward was a well-known musician in this area for many years. He had the opportunity to play with some popular bands in his earlier years, and was still active, playing with the Bourbon Street Royales and the Knights of Dixieland Bands in Navarre.
Mr. Soward was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Harrisville Masonic Lodge 137 F&AM, Lodi Chapter of Order of Eastern Star 137, Tadmor Temple, a 50-year member of Lodi American Legion Post 523 and was a U.S. Army veteran, where some of his duties included traveling and playing for certain military social functions and performances.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta, this past December.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Terry W. Nichols
Terry Wayne Nichols, 51, of Bidwell, Ohio, formerly of Medina, went home to be with the Lord for his eternal rest on Aug. 28, 1997, after many years of illness.
He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1946 and lived in Medina as a child. He attended Medina schools, graduating from Buckeye High School in 1964. Mr. Nichols served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967, including a tour of duty in Vietnam where he was exposed to Agent Orange.
He is survived by his beloved children, David Nichols and Dianna Nichols, both of Medina; grandchildren, Haleigh Kirkpatrick Agele and Derek Pincombe, both of Medina; and brother, Roger William Nichols Jr. of Michigan.

Charlene B. Price
Charlene B. Price, 66, of Medina, died Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., she had been a Medina County resident for 50 years. Mrs. Price had been a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was very active and was also a member of the church's Mission Society. She had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Price is survived by her daughters, Sherry Quinn and Carolyn Norris, both of Medina, and Susan Grant of Oklahoma; sons, Christopher T. Price of Texas, and James L. Price and Wally Price, both of Medina; sisters, Lucy May Horton and Mildred Johnson, both of Medina; sister-in-law, Annie B. Walton of Memphis; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Katie Mae Robinson; and brother, Charles Walton Jr.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., Medina. Pastor John Petterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Menous C. Adams
Menous C. Adams, 80, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
Mr. Adams was born in Waynesburg and resided in Norton for 53 years. He was a drill instructor in the U.S. Army prior to World War II and a carpenter for 36 years, retiring in 1980. He was retired from Carpenters Local 639, Chapter 9, and was a former member of Barberton Oddfellows and Barberton Lions. He was past president of the Barberton Babe Ruth League.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Kathryn (nee Garvin); sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Carolyn of Norton and Buck and Christy of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Scott, Lisa and Jennifer Adams and Tricia Pletcher; and brother, Anthony of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve; and sisters, Dorothy Molson and Betty Adams.
Service: 8 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Lawrence R. Cook will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Frances J. Bennett
Frances J. Bennett, 76, of Akron, formerly of Norwalk, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at Middlebury Manor Nursing Home in Akron after an extended illness.
She was born in Rittman on Sept. 29, 1920, and lived in Norwalk since 1968, moving to Akron in 1993. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, and was an elementary teacher for the Willard city school system, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the National, State, and Local Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her daughters, Jane VanLandingham of Houston, Texas, and Lisa Bennett of Warren; sons, Timothy Bennett of Akron, Daniel Bennett of Medina and William Bennett of Sandusky; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne T. Bennett; and parents, Clarence and Stella (Fixler) Petit.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kubach-Smith Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Steve Ebling, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Norwalk, will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 650 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

Clara M. Bridgman
Clara M. (Coolman) Bridgman, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at her residence in Mesa, Ariz.
She was born in Sharon Township and had resided in Arizona since 1975, previously residing in Wadsworth.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Sue Wall and Arthur and Denise Wall, all of Mesa; six grandchildren; stepsons and wives, Glen and Betty Bridgman of Akron and Dennis and Ruth Ruby of Columbus; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Jessie Powers of Wadsworth and Grace Shanafelt of Medina; and brother, Ralph Wall of Topeka, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Platt Coolman and Del Brigman; and several brothers and sisters.
Service: Noon Saturday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. The Rev. Keith D. Hejnal will officiate.
Interment: Acme Lutheran Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday.

Judy M. Easter
Judy M. Easter, 58, of New London, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at Fisher Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, after a sudden illness.
She was born March 24, 1939, in Medina, to Arthur G. and Marie M. (Buttolph) Harvey. She had lived most of her life in Chippewa Lake and in the New London area since 1986. She was a 1957 graduate of Westfield High School. She worked at Chippewa Lake Park in her early working years, then at Lance & Co. of Medina as a secretary, then at Davenport Insurance Co. in Medina as a secretary. She then took time off to be a housewife and to raise her family. She was currently working at Monode Steel Stamp of New London, formerly Waldorf Marking Devices, as a lead person. Ms. Easter bowled on the Early Bird League for the Young's Floor Covering bowling team.
She is survived by her son, Robert A. Easter of Dunbar, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Bill ``Oak'' O'Connor of New London; grandchildren, Dustin Levi Wolery, Dylan Patrick and Heather Marie O'Connor; special friend, Phillip Jamison; brother and sister-in-law, Sonny and Sue Harvey of Chippewa Lake; sisters, Jackie Wills of Chippewa Lake and Pat Burke of Cleveland; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Helen Myers.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. The Rev. Mr. John Buda will officiate.
Burial with a brief service will follow at the chapel at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New London Public Library, 67 S. Main St., New London 44851.

Colton A. Harrison
Colton A. Harrison, 5 months old, of Litchfield Township, died Thursday. Sept. 4, 1997, at his home.
Born in Fairview, he had been a lifetime resident of Medina County.
Colton is survived by his loving parents, Jeff and Tammy Harrison; brother, Bronson at home: sisters, Ashley and Tiffany, both at home; grandparents, George and Sara Holliday of Bristelville, Ohio; grandfather, Albert Harrison of Columbia Station; and grandmother, Lois Harrison of Parma Heights.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road), Medina.

Charlene B. Price
Charlene B. Price, 66, of Medina, died Aug. 29, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., she had been a Medina County resident for 50 years. Mrs. Price had been a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was very active and was also a member of the church's Mission Society. She had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Price is survived by her daughters, Sherry Quinn and Carolyn Norris, both of Medina, and Susan Grant of Oklahoma; sons, Christopher T. Price of Texas, and James L. Price and Wally Price, both of Medina; sisters, Lucy May Horton and Mildred Johnson, both of Medina; sister-in-law, Annie B. Walton of Memphis; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Katie Mae Robinson; and brother, Charles Walton Jr.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., Medina. Pastor John Petterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Marie Berger
Marie Berger, 86, of Columbia Station, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997, in Strongsville.
Born in Hungary, she was a housewife.
She is survived by her sons, Matt Jr. of Boulder, Colo., Roger of Boynton Beach, Fla., Robert of Columbia Station and James; daughter, Janice Pasquerella of Valley City; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville. The Rev. Tom Matus will officiate.
Burial: Columbia Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

James F. Schell
James F. Schell, 76, of Brunswick, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, in Medina.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1920, in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 40 years. Mr. Schell had been a trailer mechanic for Lojack Co. for 10 years. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Oliveen (Harsch) of Brunswick; son, Kenneth (Cynthia) of Brunswick; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Schell; grandson, Ben Schell; and grandaughter, Katie Schell.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71).
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Joseph F. Troutman
Joseph F. Troutman, 36, of Brunswick, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, after a sudden illness.
He was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for many years. Mr. Troutman was a self-employed handyman and had served in the Navy.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Darlene Troutman of Brunswick; brothers, Robert Troutman of Strongsville and Jason Troutman of Brunswick; and sister, Jeri Petri of Kellys Island.
He was preceded in death by his brother, David.
Service: Noon Monday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.

Reginald A. Campbell Sr.
Reginald A. Campbell Sr., 89, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at his home.
He was born in the British West Indies and was a Medina County resident for many years. Mr. Campbell, who served in the U.S. Army, was a member of VFW Post 5137 and retired from Greyhound Bus Lines in Cleveland as a mechanic after 33 years.
He is survived by his son, Reginald Jr. of Medina; special friend and caregiver, Sue Rooy; daughter-in-law, Marge Campbell of Medina; grandson, Reggie; great-grandson, Scott; sisters, Carmen Campbell of Silver Springs, Md., and Dorothy Thompson and Belle Ziegler of Tacoma Park, Md.; and brother, Roy (Hilda) Thompson of Oshawa, Calif.
Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his wife, Faye; and brothers, Orville and Jock.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Raymond J. Creadon Sr.
Raymond J. Creadon Sr., 58, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 27 years. Mr. Creadon's hobbies included making craft toys for his grandchildren and fishing. He was a tire salesman for Carroll Tires of Cleveland.
Mr. Creadon is survived by his wife, Rita (nee Krupa), whom he married Aug. 1, 1964; son, Raymond Jr. (Judith) of Medina; daughter, Maria Creadon of Valley City; and grandchildren, Joseph, Michael, Emily, Celina, Andrew, Amber, Adam, Myriah and Tony.
A memorial Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

William L. Franck
William L. Franck, 68, of Lodi, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born in Uniontown, Pa., on Dec. 5, 1928, to Charles and Margaret Rowe Franck. A 1946 graduate of North Union High School, he later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Franck was a Brunswick Hills Township resident for 24 years, moving to Lodi eight years ago. He was a retired serviceman for JBG Music Co. of Cleveland. He later worked for Drug Mart and St. Francis Xavier Church in Medina. Mr. Franck was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Homerville, Lodi American Legion Post 523, Lodi Ruritans, Lodi Zoning Commission and was a lieutenant with the Brunswick Hills Fire Department. He was one of the original EMT instructors in Medina County and a trainer for the American Heart Association courses. In his spare time, he enjoyed creating many fine works of stained glass.
Mr. Franck is survived by his wife of 44 years, Florence (nee Bragg); daughter, Samantha Franck of Cleveland; sons, Charles (Teresa) of Lakewood and William Lee of Lodi; grandchildren, Andrew, Haley and Jennifer; and foster children, Carol Matty, Eva and James Knight, Debbie House and Kathy Jamison.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 8439 River Corners Road, Homerville. The Rev. George Swartzfager will officiate.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Homerville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lodi Fire and Rescue, PO Box 212, Lodi 44254.

Patricia P. Gabriel
Patricia P. Gabriel, 65, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, following a short illness.
She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 40 years. Mrs. Gabriel was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple and was the previous co-owner of Pat and Bill's Fashion Place. She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and a loving mother and wife. Mrs. Gabriel was employed by Brunswick schools and ``Bridge the Gap. ''
She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) J. Gabriel Sr. of Brunswick; sons, William (Billy) J. Gabriel Jr. and Michael (Mike) D. Gabriel, both of Brunswick; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen A. and Kenneth Holler of Brunswick and Penny S. and Michael Tuley of Berea; and grandchildren, Nicky, Megan, Eric, Jason, Ashley, Sara, Anthony, Ryan, Kyle, Cory and Tiger.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71,) Brunswick. The Rev. David Blevins will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens.
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 Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina.

Robert McClain Jr.
Robert McClain Jr., 56, of Medina, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, at Castle Nursing Home in Wayne County.
He was born in Lodi and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. McClain was a member of Second Baptist Church and Church of God. He graduated from Medina High School and was a foreman for General Motors, where he worked for more than 20 years. Mr. McClain served from 1960 to 1962 with the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his children, Dennis Ferguson of Athens, Tenn., Thais (Jay) Whitehurst of Toledo, Vernell McClain of Medina, Robert III (Shelia) McClain of Medina, Sarah McClain of Wilberforce, Ohio, Stacey McClain of Medina and Seth McClain of Medina; mother, Thelma Johnson of Medina; grandchildren, Isaiah, Ceclia and Andrew Whitehurst; sister, Lydia McClain of Medina; brothers, James McClain of California and Michael and Stanley McClain and David Johnson, all of Medina; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. McClain was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; and sister, Emily Johnson.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Second Baptist Church, Medina. Pastors Russell Burden and Leon Brown will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Podojil
Donald Podojil, 69, of Hinckley Township, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born in Garfield Heights and was a Medina County resident for 27 years. Mr. Podojil was a construction foreman for Podojil Builders and served from June 1946, to December 1948, with the U.S. Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne (nee Zayatz); daughters, Christine (Christopher) Krempel of Cleveland and Janet (Richard) Fehlman of Lakewood; brother, Clifford (Marie); and he was an uncle and a great-uncle.
Mr. Podojil was preceded in death by his parents.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, 5025 E. Mill Road, Broadview Heights. The Rev. John Memorich will officiate. A Parastas service will be held at 8 p.m. today at Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road (just north of Snow Road,) Parma.
Burial: Highland Park, Cleveland.
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 the charity of the donor's choice.

Rufus A. Ratliff
Rufus Ayers Ratliff, 80, of Marion, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1997, at MedCenter Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 2, 1917, in Omaha, Va., to James and Caroline Stanley Ratliff. Mr. Ratliff was one of seven children. He was a retired welder from the Huber Corp. and a coal miner from the Chlinchfield Coal Co. Mr. Ratliff served in Europe with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a life member of Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid supporter and active member of the Central Ohio Association of Christian Broadcasters. He attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Marion.
Mr. Ratliff is survived by his wife, Corble Dotson, whom he married Sept. 22, 1938, in Clintwood, Va. They would have been married 59 years. He is also survived by his children, Reta (Jack) Rutherford of Marion, Carolyn (David) Aiken of Caledonia, Ohio, Ayers (Nancy) Ratliff of Wellington, Ohio, and J.C. (Sue) Ratliff of Marion; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruby Reedy of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at and on TV-39, 1282 N. Main St., Marion. The Revs. Boyce Ray Mullins and Roger Fletcher will officiate. A graveside military service will follow.
Burial: Caledonia Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at and on TV-39.
Memorial contributions may be made to TV-39 or to Disabled American Veterans.
Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements.

George W. Roushkolb
George W. Roushkolb, 62, of Chippewa Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1997, at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born in Cleveland and grew up in Medina County, where he spent most of his life. Mr. Roushkolb worked in publishing and printing, and since April 1991 he owned InterUrban Press Inc., Medina. He served in the U.S. Navy and reserves. Mr. Roushkolb's hobbies included fishing, power boating and building home improvements.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (nee Baran), whom he married Aug. 3, 1983; son, Jack at home; and daughter, Caren at home.
Mr. Roushkolb was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Lillian Roushkolb.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (corner of River Styx and Medina roads), Medina. Father Ron Bryda will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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