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Kathryn A. Hinkle 
Kathryn A. Hinkle, 63, of Brunswick, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Pearlview Nursing Home. 
She was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Grove City, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for many years. She was a member of Covenant Community United Church of Christ. Mrs. Hinkle was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey L. Fillgrove of North Carolina and James A. Fillgrove and Joseph W. Hinkle, both of Brunswick; and granddaughter, Angela Fillgrove. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1990, whom she married Dec. 31, 1962; and parents. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Community United Church of Christ, 4356 Center Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Stephen W. Coates will officiate. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Robert D. O'Brien 
Robert Daniel O'Brien, 65, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born July 26, 1933, in Youngstown and was a Medina County resident for 38 years. He was employed as a supervisor at GTE for 38 years. Mr. O'Brien was a member and past president of Brunswick Lions Club, member and assistant chief of Brunswick Hills Fire Department for 25 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Hill) O'Brien of Brunswick; daughters, Teresa O'Brien of Brunswick and Kathryn (Jerry) Stack of Tallmadge; son, Timothy (Carol) O'Brien of Brunswick; brothers, Donald (Mary) O'Brien of Canfield and Jim (Betty) O'Brien of North Carolina; sister, Mary Jane (Ray) Custer of Newton Falls; and grandchildren, Kristen, Kelsey, Shawn and Morgan. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nellie (nee Murphy) O'Brien. 
Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Brunswick United Methodist Church. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). 
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333; or to the family. 

Thomas R. Crouse 
Thomas R. Crouse, 38, of Columbus, died April 28, 1999, in Columbus. 
He was born May 11, 1961, in Akron and was a Franklin County resident for eight years. Mr. Crouse was a senior instrumentation engineer for Camp Dresser & McKee for two years and formerly Burgess & Niple. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Society of Professional Engineers. 
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Stanislaw) Crouse of Columbus, son, Tommy Crouse of Columbus; daughter, Jackie Crouse of Columbus; father, Thomas (Connie) Crouse of Cuyahoga Falls; mother, Edwinna Daugherty of Cuyahoga Falls; father-in-law and mother-in-law, David E. and Barbara Stanislaw of Brunswick; grandfather, Ralph Perrin of Parma; brothers, Todd (Paula) Crouse of Florida, Tim (Annemarie) Crouse of Akron and Sean (Chelsy) Daugherty of Ashland; stepsisters, Leslie (Roy) Engle of Stow and Heather (Charles) Corcoran of Akron; brother-in-law, David (Karen) Stanislaw of Parma; and many nieces and nephews. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, and 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina Township (state Route 3 and Interstate 71). 
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Anna L. Galloway 
Anna Louise Galloway (nee Oakes), 95, of Valley City, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina. 
She was born in Tiptonville, Tenn., and was a Medina County resident for 13 years, previously of Flint, Mich. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Clio, Mich. She enjoyed crocheting and tatting. Mrs. Galloway was a seamstress for 13 years for Sears and Roebuck, retiring in 1963. 
She is survived by her son, Jewel "Joe" W. (Jinny) Galloway of Valley City; grandchildren, Lynn (Joe) Baria of Medina, Rick (Debbie) Galloway, Jinny (Ralph) Widowski, Rich (Kris) Galloway and Scott Galloway, all of Brunswick, Patti (Bob) Pedigo of Mansfield, Mo., and Will (Tracey) Galloway of Valley City; great-grandchildren, Janel (Mark) Hotes, Jeff, Jodi and Joey Bania, Rebecca and Andrew Widowski, Lynda and Rickie Galloway, Brianna, McKenna and Elijah Galloway, Tara, Cali, Brynn and Jenna Galloway; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews, Joann (Dub) Greenwood of St. Louis, Mo., Neil (Lorene) Pope of Kissimmee, Fla., Betty (Harold) Heslop and Bob (Willie) Evans, all of Vasser, Mich., Helen (Vernon) Rainey of Montrose, Mich., and Peggy (Bernie) Douglass of Alger, Mich.; 16 grandnieces and grandnephews; four great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Lawrence; brothers, Lain and Roy; and sisters, Ethel and Opal. 
Service: 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Pastor Shannon Blower will officiate. 
Burial: Crestwood Memorial Gardens, Grand Blanc, Mich. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Crestwood Gardens in Michigan. The Rev. Darrell Manning will officiate. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Peoples Baptist Church Youth Group, 3840 Center Road, Brunswick, 44212, or Fellowship Baptist Church Youth Group, G14046 N. Saginaw Road, Clio, MI 48420. 

Joseph H. Klock 
Joseph H. Klock, 86, of Medina, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
He was born in Ashland, Pa., and was a Medina County resident since 1936. Mr. Klock was a self-employed auto mechanic and lawnmower repair serviceman. He was a beloved neighbor. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. 
He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy M. Paul of Arlington, Va., and Alice Mauer of Pittman, Pa.; and close friend, Roche Girard of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, George, Charles, Luther, Paul, John and Herbert. 
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Timothy Wright will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service on Monday. 

Martha B. Sherwood 
Martha B. Sherwood, 62, of Creston, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Medina General Hospital following an extended illness. 
She was born on Oct. 2, 1936, in Gilmer, W.Va., to Albert and Floriede Curtis Reed. 
Mrs. Sherwood was employed at Speedway Travel Centers as assistant manager. She was a member of the Creston Women of the Moose for 20 years. She received her high school diploma in 1998 at the age of 61. 
She is survived by her son, Kermit (Lori) Wilson of Chino Hills, Calif.; daughter, Nora (Roy) Miller of Creston; granddaughter, Michaela Miller of Creston; sisters, Deloras (Jerry) Schaad of Creston and Greta (Kenneth) Stahl of Creston; stepsister, Susan Reed Ramos of Arlington, Texas; half-brothers, Albert Reed Jr. of Columbus and Bennie Reed of Arlington, Texas. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Sherwood in 1994, whom she married in 1970; parents; stepmother, Artie Reed; sister, Mary Cunningham; and brother, James Reed. 
Service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. Her son, the Rev. Kermit Wilson, will officiate. 
Burial of Cremains 4 p.m. Tuesday at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: Two hours prior to service on Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Creston Rescue Squad, c/o Deb Crow, 106 Carol Drive, Creston, 44217. 

Ruth M. Milewski 
Ruth M. Milewski, 86, of Medina, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born in Conneaut, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident of 17 years. She was a member of Woodman of the World. Mrs. Milewski was a retired bookkeeper. 
She is survived by her son, Donald; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; son, William; and daughter, Dianne. 
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Sunday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville. The family will officiate 
Burial: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Cecilia M. Dempsey 
Cecilia M. Dempsey (nee Koch), 86, has passed away.
She was the beloved wife of the late James A., devoted mother of Richard, James E. (Margaret), Mary (Charles) Polchek, Lucille (Yvon) Bath-Trahan, Robert (Patricia), Linda (Stephen) Sheppard and Terrance (Lynn); grandmother and great-grandmother of many; sister of Henry and the late Margaret Komoperda, Edward, Clarence and Eleanor Thome. 
Funeral Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Angels Church, 3664 Rocky River Drive. 
Interment: St. Mary of the Falls Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at Walter Martens & Son Funeral Home, 9811 Denison Ave. (Parking entrance is off West 99th Street.) 

Eva Leidal 
Eva Leidal, 87, passed away on Friday, April 30, 1999. 
She was born Aug. 6, 1911, in Akron. Ms. Leidal retired as a civilian from the Department of the Navy. 
She is survived by her nephews and nieces, George (Martha) Leidal, John (Robin) Maddaus of New Hampshire, Sandy (Gary) Meyers of California, Kathy Hubert of Oregon, Ginette (Rick) Bruno; many great- and great-great-nephews and nieces. 
Service: 1 p.m. today at Cox Funeral home, 7984 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Wadsworth. Pastor Charles Lentner will officiate. 
Interment: Copley Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 W. Market St., Fairlawn, 44333.

John O. Fenstermaker 
John O. Fenstermaker, 82, of Homer Township, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999, at Ashland Samaritan Hospital, following a period of declining health. 
He was born July 8, 1916, in Homer to Charles and Floy Izola Frank Fenstermaker and was a lifetime resident of the area. Mr. Fenstermaker farmed and was an auctioneer for 60 years. He was a member of Homerville United Methodist Church, the State and National Holstein associations, having served as the state's president, the Medina County Fair Board and was a former member of the Black River school board. 
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. David (Pam) Oberholtzer of Homer; granddaughters, Heidi of Homer and Holly and Lori, both of Tampa, Fla.; and longtime friend, Elsie Wise. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; daughter, Susan; son, Chuck; and brother, Gilbert. 
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Brethren Church, 8992 Firestone Road, Homer. The Revs. Cheryl Roshon and Robert Holmes will officiate. 
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Homer. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Black River Educational Endowment Fund, 233 County Road 40, Sullivan, 44880. 

Eva M. Weiskopf 
Eva Mae Weiskopf (nee Shorb), 81, of Homer Township, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at her residence. 
Born in Massillon, she was a Medina County resident for four years, previously residing in Sun City West, Ariz. She was a member of St. Peter Church in Cleveland. Mrs. Weiskopf was a homemaker. She had been known as the "First Lady of Golf" and in September, was named to the College of Wooster Athletic Hall of Fame. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joanne (John V.) Heutsche of Homer; sons, Thomas D. (Jeanne) Weiskopf of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Daniel B. (Marti) Weiskopf of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Armintha Feather of Massillon and Betty Moser of Dalton. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. 
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter Church, 1533 E. 17th St., Cleveland. Father Robert J. Marrone will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Church Memorial Fund. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements. 

Tyron D. Young 
Tyron D. Young, infant son of Patricia G. Young and Douglas Price, both of Medina, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. 
He was born in Akron. 
In addition to he parents, Tyron is survived by his grandmother, Patricia L. Young of Brunswick; grandfathers, David Bryson and the Rev. Douglas Price, both of Medina; grandparents, Deborah and Kennedy Donald of Medina; twin brother, Taerin Young; great-grandparents, Frank and Rosa Cowling of Wooster and David and Daisy Bryson of Cleveland; great-grandmothers, Joan Young of West Salem and Ann Webb of Cleveland; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. The Rev. Douglas Price will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 

Hayward Brown 
Hayward "Buck" Brown, 75, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999, in Pickerington, Ohio. 
He was retired from Brunswick City Schools and U.S. Steel Corp. (Steamship Division). 
He is survived by his children, Robert Brown of Carlisle, La., Pamela Groves of Ravenna, Sandra West of Medina, Charlie Brown of Reynoldsburg; seven grandchildren; brothers, Robert Brown of Diamond, Ohio, and Rondle Dolan of Weston, W.Va.; sisters, Hazel Brown of Weston, Midge K'Meyer of Diamond and Emogene Wade of Marlington, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Brown; brother, Thomas Brown; and sisters, Gaye Brown and Regina Parmer. 
Service: Thursday at Gibson Stockert Funeral Home, Flatwoods, W.Va. 
Interment: Kanawha Memorial Cemetery, Heaters, W.Va. 

Leland C. Barnes 
Leland Charles Barnes, formerly of Valley City, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the home of his son, Dennis Barnes, in Seneca, S.C. 
Arrangements will be announced by Gilbert Funeral Parlor, 100 E. S. 1st St., Seneca. 

Nancy Truelson 
Dr. Nancy Truelson passed away Friday, April 30, 1999. 
She was a former assistant superintendent of North Olmsted City Schools. Dr. Truelson's family were early residents of Columbia Station, where her father, Henry Sr., had greenhouses. She graduated from Columbia Station High School in 1954 and attended Ashland College and received her bachelor's from Baldwin-Wallace College. She earned her master's and doctorate from Kent State University. 
Dr. Truelson began her career in education teaching grades four, five and six in the Cleveland Public Schools. She began teaching in North Olmsted at Chestnut School in 1962 and served as principal of Butternut school from 1967-74 and Maple school from 1975-79. She became assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the district in 1980 until her retirement in 1988. Following her retirement, she maintained her involvement in education through consulting, supervising student teachers from Cleveland State University, teaching summer seminars for teachers in Wisconsin and briefly served as interim superintendent of North Olmsted Schools in 1993. She wrote several articles that were published in educational journals. 
During her 26-year tenure as a teacher and administrator in North Olmsted, she initiated, developed and implemented programs and strategies to enhance learning. She held a strong belief in the need to tap the leadership potential of classroom teachers and support staff through empowerment. She was a presenter at national conferences and seminars regarding individualized instruction, teacher empowerment and team teaching. She led a committee in the development of the Motivation to Excel project which brought the district national recognition. 
Dr. Truelson was an active member of Toastmasters Club and Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity. She was the first single adoptive parent in Cuyahoga County, having adopted three daughters. She was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, a golfer, fisherman and gardener. She also worked at Wal-Mart for 1½ years. 
She is survived by her daughters, Judith Wallace of Fairview Park, Shelly Proto of Portland, Ore., and Patty Truelson of Cleveland; grandchildren, Kayleigh, Zachary, Mallory, Jesse Jr., Matthew and Hallie; brother, Henry Truelson of Lodi; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her sister, Karla Truelson. 
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Olmsted Community Church, 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls. The Rev. Don Wilson will officiate. 
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 14077 Cedar Road, Suite LL7, South Euclid, 44118. 

John V. Vujevich 
John V. Vujevich has passed away. 
He was the beloved husband of Margaret B. (nee Phillips) (deceased); dear father of John D. (Patricia) of Medina, James (Helen) of Hinckley Township, Joel of Michigan, Jeannette (Carl) Bessent of California, Jeffrey of North Royalton and Joan (Ronald) Starcher of Oklahoma; grandfather of 11; and brother of Julia Boncho, William, and Victoria Bobofchak. 
Mr. Vujevich was a World War II veteran. 
Service: 9 a.m. Friday at Donald A. Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague Road); and 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Road. 
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Harold L. Friedt 
Harold L. Friedt, 79, of Medina, died Monday, May 3, 1999, in Sarasota, Fla. 
He was a lifelong resident of Medina County, having been born in Wadsworth on June 10, 1919, to Frank and Rebecca Shook Friedt. Mr. Friedt graduated from Wadsworth High School in the class of '37 and served in the Army Air Corps for 2½ years as a navigator, 1943-45. A Medina resident after his marriage to May (Batchelder) in 1941, he worked in the insurance business for more than 40 years and was a partner with the Tubbs Agency, serving as president for many years before retiring in 1989. 
Mr. Friedt was a charter member of Medina Rotary Club, formed in 1947, and was past president in 1956-57. He was a Paul Harris Fellow and member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he served for some years as vestryman and treasurer. Mr. Friedt also served on the Medina Zoning Appeals Board. 
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Rebecca (Carlos) Perez of Vienna, Va., Judith (George) Bradley of Flemington, N.J., and Bonnie Friedt of Sarasota; grandchildren, Robert (Amanda) Perez, Karen Perez, Katie Bradley and Joe Bradley. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; and brother, Gerald. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul's Memorial Fund. 

Loanna Friedt 
Loanna Friedt (nee James), 91, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Rittman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. 
Mrs. Friedt was born in Wadsworth, where she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Wadsworth First Christian Church, Chapter 102 Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed traveling. 
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Merle Logan of Columbia, Tenn., and Joan and Richard Delaney of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Judy of Wadsworth; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Madeline Halliwell of Mount Vernon. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; son, Robert; brother, Thomas James; and sister, Doris Sykes. 
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Wadsworth First Christian Church, 116 Boyer St. (at High Street). The Rev. Leslie F. Critchfield will officiate. 
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service at the church. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth First Christian Church or the American Diabetes Association. 
Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth, is in charge of arrangements. 

Walter O. Onyx 
Walter O. Onyx, 85, of Lakewood, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Lakewood Hospital. 
He was born April 30, 1914, in Lakewood to Demetrius and Maria (Wolyk) Onysyk. Mr. Onyx was retired from B.F. Goodrich Co., where he worked as an electrician. He was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Lakewood. Mr. Onyx served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Zuk) Onyx; sons, Curtiss J. (Carol) Onyx of Lakewood and Robert P. (Lois) Onyx of Valley City; daughters, Janis M. (Frank) Ourednik of Westlake and Barbara O. (Barry) O'Toole of Greyslake, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Arlene Onyx; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Walter O. Onyx Jr.; and parents. 
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral, Lakewood. The Rev. Dennis Kristof will officiate. 
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted. 
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Zeis-McGreevey Funeral Home, 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, where a Parastus service will be held at 7:30. 

Emma J. Swank 
Emma Jane Swank, 73, of Seville, left this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Good Shepherd Home in Ashland, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. 
She was born March 19, 1926, in Elysburg, Pa., to Kimber and Leone (Raup) Crowl. Mrs. Swank was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church in Wadsworth. She made her home in the Medina County area since 1956. She was a Christian woman who loved music and laughter. 
She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her husband, Melvin R. Swank, whom she married Dec. 14, 1948; children, W. Barry (Maxine) Swank, Linda L. (Carl) Header and Lori D. Swank, all of Medina, Cathy J. Swank Jones of Fredericktown, Robert E. (Nadine) Swank of Seville and Jody B. (Stacy) Swank of Burbank; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Kimber Crowl Jr. of Elysburg; and sisters, Lucille Leiby of Harrisburg, Pa., and Muriel Taylor of Middleburg, Pa. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Scott Crowl; and sisters, Jean Laidig and Betty Erdman. 
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Canaan Free Will Baptist Church in Creston. The Rev. James R. McComas will officiate. 
Burial: Burbank Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. 

Greta Sheppard 
Greta "Danille" Sheppard, 59, of Brunswick, died Thursday, April 6, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Glen Rogers, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for many years. Ms. Sheppard was a retired letter carrier for Brunswick and a home health care assistant at Ann Tubbs Estates Assisted Community in Medina. 
She is survived by her daughters, Diana Sheppard of Pensacola, Fla., Terri (Ignacio) Marquez of North Ridgeville and Sharon Sheppard of Rocky River; brother, Michael (Carla) Guthrie of Charleston, W.Va.; sister, Shirley Buttrick of Charleston; and grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Davis, and Cassandra and Carmelita Marquez. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Erma Guthrie. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Richard Powers will officiate. 
Burial: Ridgeville Cemetery, North Ridgeville. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Leland C. Barnes 
Leland Charles Barnes, 72, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at his son's home. 
He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Valley City to the late Charles and Glady Stoskopf Barnes. Mr. Barnes was employed with Trumbull Asphalt in Medina. 
He is survived by his daughters, Theresa Higgins of Oregon, Tricia Bailey of Ohio and Charlotte Austin of Simpsonville, S.C.; sons, Barry Barnes of West Virginia and Dennis Barnes of Seneca, S.C.; sisters, Leola Higham and Wanda Rogers, both of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Barnes, and son, Robert Barnes. 
There will be no services. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, S.C. 29672. 
Gilbert Funeral Home in Seneca is handling arrangements. 

Helen C. Rickel 
Helen C. Rickel, 95, of Lodi, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at the Ohio Pythian Home in Medina. 
She was born Nov. 14, 1903, in West Salem to William and May Hoff Rickel. She graduated from West Salem High School in 1920 and later from Albright College in 1926 with a B.A. in education. Miss Rickel began her teaching career at the Flat Rock Children's Home in 1926, where she taught for 11 years. She also taught for Ashland City Schools from 1942 to 1971. She was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church. 
Miss Rickel is survived by her sister, Dorcas Zsarnay of Lodi; brothers, Harold Rickel of Elyria, William (Florence) Rickel of Bellevue and Arthur (Ann) Rickel of Mogadore. 
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucy Holland, and brothers, Herb and Cliff Rickel. 
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate. 
Burial: West Salem Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Lodi United Methodist Church, 320 Medina St., Lodi, 44254. 

Glen E. Rickert 
Glen E. Rickert, 93, of Sharon Center, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born in Windfall and was a lifetime Medina County resident. He was a member of Sharon Center United Methodist Church, where he and his wife were the eldest couple in the church and rarely missed a Sunday. Mr. Rickert was also past master of Sharon Center Grange, treasurer of Pamona Grange, president/treasurer of Highland Senior Group, member of Medina County Senior Citizens board and Sharon Township Heritage Society, where he received the Citizen of the Year award in 1989. 
Mr. Rickert did electrical work on the dirigible hangar and blimps, Akron and Macon. He was a certified electrician for 38 years for Goodyear Tire and Rubber. 
He was a stoic farmer of German ancestry, a faithful Christian, devoted to family and church. He served the community and any of its people who came to need his assistance. 
He is survived by his wife, Bernice L. (Orton) Rickert; daughters, Sylvia Holmes (Dick) of Warren, Mich., and Phyllis Young (Paul) of Beavercreek, Ohio; son, Elwin Rickert (Geri) of Peru, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Loa Gordon of Akron, Eleanor Gordon of Smithville and Fern Leatherman of Wadsworth; and brothers, Virgil Rickert of Arkansas and Merle Rickert of Florida. 
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Gloria A. and Glenna L.; sisters, Marian, Helen and Mabel; and brothers, Wayne and Ivan. 
Service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sharon United Methodist Church, 6407 Ridge Road, Sharon Township. The Rev. Don Trigg will officiate. 
Burial: Sharon Center Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Center United Methodist Church. 

Greta Sheppard 
Greta "Danille" Sheppard, 59, of Brunswick, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Glen Rogers, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for many years. Ms. Sheppard was a retired letter carrier for Brunswick and a home health care assistant at Ann Tubbs Estates Assisted Community in Medina. 
She is survived by her daughters, Diana Sheppard of Pensacola, Fla., Terri (Ignacio) Marquez of North Ridgeville and Sharon Sheppard of Rocky River; brother, Michael (Carla) Guthrie of Charleston, W.Va.; sister, Shirley Buttrick of Charleston; and grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Davis, and Cassandra and Carmelita Marquez. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Erma Guthrie. 
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Richard Powers will officiate. 
Burial: Sugar Ridge Cemetery, North Ridgeville.


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