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Alice C. Bartter
Alice C. Bartter, 86, of Wooster, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Austin Health Care Center in New Pittsburg.
She was born Nov. 14, 1912, in Lakewood to Ralph W. and Nellie Francis Cobb. She was a member of Oak Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bartter graduated from Elyria High School in 1931 and Kent State University in 1933. She first taught at Lake Avenue Grade School and a total of 19 years at North Eton and Columbia Station. Mrs. Bartter lived in Columbia Station for 33 years and moved to the Wooster area in 1976.
She was a member of AARP, Wayne County Retired Teachers Association, Jeromesville Tee Pee Tenders, Mohican Community Garden Club and Columbia Station Garden Club. Her interests were her grandchildren, flower gardening, sewing, reading, playing the piano, cooking, baking and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon W. Bartter, whom she married July 30, 1936; daughters, Lois Thoma of Berea and Helen Spengler of Columbus; sons, Neale and Wayne Bartter, both of Wooster; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville. The Rev. Melvin C. Browning will officiate.
Burial: Reedsburg Cemetery.

Pamela Lee
Pamela Lee, 59, of Medina, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at her home.
She was born in London, England, and was a Medina County resident for 30 years. She loved to cook, knit and spend time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Lee was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Brian Lee of Medina; daughter, Deborah Ventura of Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Neil and Beverly Lee of Cleveland and Ian and Kathy Lee of Parma; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Dougherty of Medina; nine grandchildren; two sisters in England; and one brother in England.
Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. David Weiner will officiate.
Burial: England.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Malvina A. Neura
Malvina A. Neura, 91, of Brunswick, was born into eternal life on Saturday, April 17, 1999.
She came to America at the age of 19 with high hopes, strong values and unwavering faith, which she instilled in her 10 children. She endured many trials throughout her life and continued to give when the average person would have collapsed. As her children, 31 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren continue to grow, they have been blessed with the wisdom and strength of a great lady who was born to be a mother. She was honored as a Gold Star Mother (Vietnam War), Medina County's Mother of the Year, honorary member of Ladies VFW Auxiliary, member of the Lithuanian Club and St. Martin of Tours.
She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore P.; loving mother of Capt. Theodore P. (deceased), Aldona Duleba (deceased), the late Joseph P. (Marlene), Edward J. (Carolyn), Adele (James) Pontikos, Peter J., Aqua (Michael) Witkowski, Ruth (George) Carroll, Eileen (Lawrence) Witner and Victor J.; cherished grandmother of many.
Funeral Mass and interment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin of Tours, 1824 Station Road, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road.
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Donations may be made in her memory in care of the family or funeral home.

Irene K. Yarish
Irene Kathryn Yarish, 82, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin, after a long illness.
She was born Oct. 19, 1916, in North Royalton. She was a longtime resident of the Grafton area and member of Assumption Catholic Church in Grafton for many years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, playing cards, farming and caring for her family home.
She is survived by her sister, Frances Brown of Spencer; and brothers, Joe Halada of Sullivan Township, John Halada of Sugarland, Texas, Eugene Halada of Wellington and Leo Halada of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard Marsh, in 1954, and her second husband, Joe Yarish, in 1978; brothers, Steve and William; sister, Laverne Logan; stepdaughter, Edna Marsh; and her parents.
Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Assumption Church, 1033 Elm St., Grafton. Father Marian Bendyk will officiate.
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Grafton.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. A prayer service will be held at 8.

Virginia L. Bock
Virginia L. Bock, 80, of Medina, formerly of Colerain, Ohio, died April 10, 1999, at Hospice Care Center, Akron.
She was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Caldwell to the late Paul and Bernice (Abramovich) Vertel. She was the retired owner of the former Charm Beauty Salon of Martins Ferry for 45 years, a member of Colerain Presbyterian Church and attended United Church of Christ Congregational of Medina.
She is survived by her son, Richard "Rick" (Debbie) Bock of Medina; sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Perry of Cambridge; and granddaughter, Kirsten Bock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willard E. Bock; brother, Joseph Vertel; and sister, Estelle Hall.
Graveside service were held at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. The Rev. C. Edward Smith officiated.
Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Colerain Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Education Memorial Fund, c/o Colerain Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 96, Colerain, 43916.

Ruth K. Brown
Ruth K. Brown (nee Oliver), 69, of Brunswick, previously of Wicomico, Va., died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at her sister's residence.
She was born in Wicomico and was a Brunswick resident for 1½ years. She enjoyed flower gardening and fishing. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sisters, Exie Maxine (John) Hagens of Glouster, Va., and Ruby Large of Brunswick. She was the beloved aunt of many. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ruby G. Coates of Hayes, Va.; aunt, Flossie Kircher of Glouster Point, Va.; and uncles, John West of Wicomico and Cecil West of Dena, Va.
She was preceded in death by her father, James D. Oliver; and mother, Eunice Oliver Brooks.
Service: Friday at Andrew's Funeral Home in Glouster.
Burial: Rosewell Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road; and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrew's Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

William J. Manning
William J. Manning, 67, of Brook Park, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Cleveland and was a former tow motor operator for Rockwell International. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his brother, James of Brook Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Manning; brother, John; and sister, Coletta Cohkan.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial will be private.

Malvina A. Neura
Malvina A. Neura, 91, of Brunswick, was born into eternal life on Saturday, April 17, 1999.
She came to America at the age of 19 with high hopes, strong values and unwavering faith, which she instilled in her 10 children. She endured many trials throughout her life and continued to give when the average person would have collapsed. As her children, 31 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren continue to grow, they have been blessed with the wisdom and strength of a great lady who was born to be a mother. She was honored as a Gold Star Mother (Vietnam War), Medina County's Mother of the Year, honorary member of Ladies VFW Auxiliary, member of the Lithuanian Club and St. Martin of Tours.
She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore P.; loving mother of Capt. Theodore P. (deceased), Aldona Duleba (deceased), the late Joseph P. (Marlene), Edward J. (Carolyn), Adele (James) Pontikos, Peter J., Aqua (Michael) Witkowski, Ruth (George) Carroll, Eileen (Lawrence) Witner and Victor J.; cherished grandmother of many.
Funeral Mass and interment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin of Tours, 1824 Station Road, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road.
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Donations may be made in her memory in care of the family or funeral home.

Mary R. Terepka
Mary Rose Terepka, 75, of Sharon Township, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Evergreen Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Cleveland and resided in Sharon for 36 years. Mrs. Terepka was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Richard Mitchell of Cleveland, Sharon and Forrest St. Clair of Sharon and Theresa and Roy Heger of Medina; sons, Kenneth and Joseph, both of Medina, and Steven of Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond Jr. and Theresa of Akron, Michael and Patti of Sharon Center, Richard and Linda of Wadsworth and Alvin and Sheryl of Florida; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Frank, Stephen and Louie Gray, all of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; daughter, Mary Louise; brothers, Joseph, Ignatius and Martin Gray; and sister, Stephanie Retzer.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Medina chapter of the Kidney Foundation.

Donald Becvar
Donald Becvar, 63, of Tiffin, formerly of Brunswick, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Tiffin, after a brief illness.
He was born April 29, 1935, in Cleveland. Mr. Becvar was a member of American Legion Post 0169 in Tiffin and was a Kiwanis member in Brunswick and Tiffin. He was employed by Haefling Printing in Tiffin, retiring on June 30, 1998. He had been a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Dorthy (Krofta) Becvar; mother, Nettie Becvar of Tiffin; son, Michael Becvar of Medina; stepdaughters, Marie Becvar of Medina and Sandra Donafee of Brunswick; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a special aunt, Blanche.
Memorial service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road.
There will be no visitation.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Briones
Thomas Briones, 63, of Medina, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
He was born in New Mexico and was a Medina County resident for 30 years. Mr. Briones worked in maintenance for Gould Corp. and served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Briones (nee Stewart); one brother in California; and one sister in California.
Following cremation, a memorial service will take place in California.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

F. Estol Fuller
F. Estol Fuller, 89, of North Hampton, Ohio, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at his son's home in Medina.
He was born Feb. 28, 1910, in North Hampton to Clyde and Emma (Zerkle) Fuller. He lived in North Hampton his entire life and worked more than 40 years as a draftsman for Robbins & Meyers of Springfield, retiring in 1975. He will be remembered for his lifelong hobby as an avid amateur radio and television operator known as "Jake" whose call letters were W8WAU.
He is survived by his sons, Donald (Cindy) of Medina, John of Corona, Calif., and William (Mary) of Springfield; brothers, Robert (Lois) and Richard (Diantha), both of North Hampton; sisters, Helen and Mrs. Virgil (Marietta) Hoberty, both of North Hampton; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of more than 55 years, Martha, in 1993; brothers, Carl, Glenn and J. C. "Junior" (Betty); and sisters, Irene and Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Neher.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Springfield.
Burial: Ferncliff Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Leta P. Lowther
Leta Pearl Lowther, 94, of West Salem, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Austin Health Care Center, Wooster.
She was born Sept. 24, 1904, in Kingsville, W.Va., to Joseph and Lucy (Yeager) Foy. Mrs. Lowther retired in 1967 from Hipwell Co. in Pittsburgh, after 50 years. She moved to Homer Township in 1984 then to West Salem in 1991.
She is survived by eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an only son; daughter-in-law; and a granddaughter.
There will be no visitation or services.
Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem, is in charge of arrangements.

William J. Manning
William J. Manning, 67, of Brook Park, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Cleveland and was a former tow motor operator for Rockwell International. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his brother, James of Brook Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Manning; brother, John; and sister, Coletta Cohkan.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial will be private.

Ruth A. Westlake
Ruth A. Westlake, 84, of Medina, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland and lived in Medina County for many years. Mrs. Westlake was a homemaker and member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley City.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, whom she married May 13, 1939; children, Helen (Alan) Bena of North Royalton, Richard W. (Judith) Westlake of Brunswick, Arthur D. (Betty) Westlake of Liverpool Township, Carl W. (Ruby) Westlake of Cardington, Ohio, and Judith (Robert) Chabek of Parma; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Hibler, Dorothy Wolff and Mildred Biehl, all of Valley City; and brother, Walter Hoehn of Brunswick.
She was preceded in death by her son, Franklin James; sister, Viola Whitwell; and brothers, Karl and Rollin Hoehn.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1377 Lester Road, Valley City. The Rev. Dennis Murawski will officiate.
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

Nelson V. Fazey
Nelson V. Fazey, 75, of South Amherst, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in and was a lifetime resident of South Amherst. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ in South Amherst, Amherst Veterans of Foreign Wars and Beagle Hunt Club. Mr. Fazey enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He was retired from the city of South Amherst and also worked for many years for the Cleveland Quarrys of Amherst.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Knox Wilkins of St. Pauls, N.C.; and nephew, Mark Fazey of Lexington, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; and brother, Clarence.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. David Wiener will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bailey M. Rollins
Bailey Marie Rollins, 3 months, passed away Monday, April 19, 1999.
She is survived by her loving parents, Lori Stewart and Charlie "Chas" Rollins Jr.; sisters, Amanda Stewart and Corine Rollins; brother, Erik Rollins; grandparents, Peggy and Robert Stewart; great-grandmother, Helen Carter; seven cousins; two aunts; and two uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Corine and Charlie Frederick Rollins.
Service: Noon Friday at Cox Funeral Home, 7984 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Wadsworth. Pastor Robin Hart will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ivan B. Braucher
Ivan B. Braucher, 85, of Doylestown, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Hospice Care Center of Akron.
He was born July 14, 1913, in Clinton to Nelson and Nina (Wolfe) Braucher. Mr. Braucher was a resident of the Doylestown area and longtime member of St. Peters United Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer and a member of Chippewa Grange.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Braucher; daughters, Judy (Tony) Lindeman and Marlene (Gerold) Lindeman, both of Doylestown; stepdaughter, Tami (Kenneth) Lowe of Doylestown; stepson, Dean Helmick of Barberton; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta Braucher; brother, Howard L. Braucher; and sister, Gladys Hawkins.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peters United Church of Christ, 6385 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Clinton. The Rev. Norman Slack will officiate.
Burial: Clinton Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown; and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters United Church of Christ, 6385 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Clinton, 44216.

Anthony Borowski
Anthony "Tony" Borowski has passed away.
He was the beloved son of Elsie (nee Baroni) and Leonard; dearest brother of Michael (Debbie) Borowski, Leonard Borowski Jr., Susie (Rick) Greenwood and Sheila (Dave) Kucinic; dearest uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Service: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mosinski Funeral Home Inc., 7906 Broadview Road (corner of Broadview and Sprague roads), Broadview Heights; and 10 a.m. at St. Columbkille Church.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Elmer N. Graham
Elmer N. Graham, 91, of Medina, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Newcomerstown, and was a Medina County resident since 1925. He was a member of Medina Assembly of God Church. Mr. Graham was employed by Graham Well Drilling and was a member of Ohio Well Drillers Association. He was the recipient of many awards for his many achievements in his profession.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Graham (nee Dickerman), to whom he was married 61 years; sons, Roger (Jeraldeen) Graham and George (Donna) Graham, both of Medina; grandchildren, Kellie, Jeff, Steven and Ann; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clifford; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Medina Assembly of God Church, 830 W. Lafayette Road, Medina. The Rev. Ron Dress will officiate.
Burial: Mallet Creek Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina Assembly of God Church.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina, is in charge of arrangements.

Connie J. Hileman
On Wednesday, April 21, 1999, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Connie J. (Metzger) Hileman, died at Altercare of Wadsworth, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Akron and resided in Guilford Township for 40 years. She was a member of Grace and Truth Tabernacle and collected teddy bears.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert M.; daughters, Linda (Mrs. Tim) Hershman of Wadsworth and Bobbi (Mrs. David) Centea of Seville; son, Edward of Florida; grandchildren, Jennifer, Melanie, Kristina, Brittany and Luke; sister, June Scheck of Canfield; and brother, Donald Metzger of California.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Metzger.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 157 W. Cedar St., Suite 206, Akron, 44307.

Dan F. Monahan
Dan F. Monahan, 52, of Medina, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and was a Medina County resident since 1983. Mr. Monahan was a retired special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department.
He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Monahan (nee Cheche) of Medina; sons, Dan J. Monahan of Columbus and Randy J. Monahan of Strongsville; daughter, Tracy L. Monahan of Newark; two brothers; and one sister.
Service: 8 p.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the National Arbor Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410.

Mary C. Seger
Mary C. Seger (Buksa), 79, of Brunswick, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born in Portage, Pa., and was a Brunswick resident for 52 years. Mrs. Seger was a homemaker and member of Brunswick Kingdom Hall. She enjoyed reading the Bible.
She is survived by her nephews, Joseph (Janie) Tako of Valley City and Paul Moggush; niece, Sally Tako of Arizona. She was the great-aunt of nine; and great-great aunt of 12.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; sister, Suzen; and Arthur Metz.
Service: Noon Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Westview City Cemetery, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to invite all friends and family to return to Carlson family fellowship hall at the funeral home after the conclusion of cemetery services.


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