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Phyllis A. Ackerer 
Phyllis A. Ackerer, 75, of Lodi, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born July 21, 1923, in Cleveland and lived the past 20 years in Medina County. From 1954 until 1972, she and her late husband, Donald R. Acherer, owned and operated the Five A & A stable in North Royalton. Through the stable, many young people got their start in the horse profession and learned to love animals and people. After her retirement, she worked for Schneider Saddlery in Cleveland and the Carpet Barn on Granger Road in Cleveland. 
She is survived by her son, Wayne R. (Erin) Ackerer of Delaware; daughters, Janis (Bill) Mravetz of North Royalton, Sheryl (Mark) Vesel of Brunswick and Terri (Jim) Likley of Seville; brother, Gene Sellers of California; sisters, Ethel Keel of North Carolina, Helen Berg of Brunswick and Shirley Kuzlik of Strongsville; and grandchildren, Lauren, Michelle, Michael, Heather, Mark, Shawn, Bryan and Jennica. 
She was preceded in death by her husband. 
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1377 Lester road, Valley City. Pastor Dennis D. Murawski will officiate. 
Burial: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
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). 

Lawrence F. Hooper 
Lawrence F. Hooper, 67, of Chippewa Lake, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Cleveland Clinic. 
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 17 years. He was an avid camper and retired yardmaster for B & O Railroad, having served for 28 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Hanna (nee Perkins) of Chippewa Lake; daughters, Patty of Westlake, Anna of Lorain and Kathy of Spencer; sons, Larry and Bobby, both of Lakewood, Jimmy of Texas, Douglas of Chippewa Lake, Dwayne of Maryland and Leonard of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Crump. 
Service: 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Sarah A. Litavish 
Sarah A. Litavish (nee Ling), had passed away. 
She was the beloved wife of the late John G.; loving mother of Alice "Joyce" (John) Tiedjen, Yvonne (Norman) Grosse and Barbara (Thomas) Martovitz; dearest grandmother of John, Ronnie and Frankie Marie Tiedjen, and Thomas, Tracey and Andrew Martovitz; great-grandmother of Sarah, Ashley, Brianna and Brittni; sear sister of Angie Sedlmyer, Harry Clancy and the following deceased: Ellen, Zelda, Henry, Viola and Carmie. She was also a beloved aunt. 
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hopko Funeral Home, 6020 Broadview Road (south of Snow Road), Parma. 
Interment: Riverside Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Glen E. Rickert 
Glen E. Rickert, 93, of Sharon Center, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born in Windfall, Ohio, 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 of Sharon Center; daughters, Sylvia (Dick) Holmes of Warren, Mich., and Phyllis (Paul) Young of Beavercreek, Ohio; son, Elwin (Geri) Rickert 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. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Center United Methodist Church. 

Mary J. Barnhart 
Mary J. Barnhart, 93, passed away April 24, 1999, in Lady Lake, Fla.
She was born in Pittsburgh and moved to Lodi in 1927. She was a nursing graduate of Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. Mrs. Barnhart worked as a registered nurse at Lodi Hospital and for Drs. Earnst & Pinkerton, both of Lodi. She retired from Medina General Hospital, as night supervisor, in 1971. She made her home in Florida for the past 28 years. She was a 50-year member of Lodi Order of the Eastern Star, Lodge 137, and a member of United Methodist Church in Largo. 
Mrs. Barnhart is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Arleen and Stanley Huffman of Lady Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Jan Barnhart of Westfield Center; grandchildren, Mary Dillon, Michael Huffman, Christine Henn and Suzanne and Steven Barnhart; great-grandchildren, Allen, Nichols, Brandon Dillon and Jonathon Henn; sisters, Doris Dapsis of North Olmsted and Alberta Nordquist of Mentor; brother, John Jackson of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and cousin, Charles Jackson. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ford, in 1955; one brother; and two sisters. 
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at Armstrong Funeral Home in Seville. 
Private interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi. 
Visiting hours: Noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256 

Bernice E. Drake 
Bernice E. Drake, 74, of Brunswick, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at her residence. 
She was born June 5, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., and was a resident of Brunswick for 26 years. She was a member of Brunswick VFW and Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Drake was a florist. 
She is survived by her daughter, Kristine G. Provenza of LaGrange; brother, Richard Liljeberg of Fairview Park and Raymond Liljeberg of North Olmsted; son-in-law, Danny; and grandson, Ross William Willis. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert W. Drake; son, Randall B. Drake; and brother, Martin Liljeberg. 
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville. Pastor Richard Powers will officiate. 
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Robert A. Gienke 
Robert A. Gienke, 77, of Lakewood, passed away Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, after an extended illness. 
Mr. Gienke was born and raised in Valley City and was a graduate of Liverpool High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Arkansas, which took part in several naval battles, including the invasion of Normandy. He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Co. in Brook Park and member of Lakewood Methodist Church, Lakewood Masonic Lodge and Disabled American Veterans. He was an active member of Western Reserve SAR and enjoyed assisting the indoctrination of new citizens to the United States at the Federal Courthouse in Cleveland. 
He is survived by his sons, Luke and Eric; sister, Genevieve (Paul) Aylard of Medina; and brother, Roy (Mary) Gienke of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Evah Gienke. 
There will be no services. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Western Reserve Veteran Cemetery in Rittman. 

Lawrence F. Hooper 
Lawrence F. Hooper, 67, of Chippewa Lake, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Cleveland Clinic. 
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 17 years. He was an avid camper and retired yardmaster for B & O Railroad, having served for 28 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Hanna (nee Perkins) of Chippewa Lake; daughters, Patty of Westlake, Anna of Lorain and Kathy of Spencer; sons, Larry and Bobby, both of Lakewood, Jimmy of Texas, Douglas of Chippewa Lake, Dwayne of Maryland and Leonard of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Crump. 
Service: 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Fred W. Kohring Sr. 
Fred W. Kohring Sr., 70, of Canton, died April 4, 1999, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Don Trigg of Wadsworth. 
He is also survived by his wife, Doris P. Kohring; sons, Fred W. (Jane Colby) Kohring Jr. and Frank D. (Sally) Kohring. 
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 2150 17th St., SE, Canton. The Revs. Donald Trigg and Roy Hilliard will officiate. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service at the church. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Hospice, One Park Centre, Suite 209, Wadsworth, 44281; Epworth United Methodist Church; or Sharon Center United Methodist Church. 

Lottie Laniecki 
Lottie Laniecki (nee Rzeszotek), 90, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Jennings Hall. 
She lived in Poland, Cleveland, Northfield and Wadsworth. 
She was the beloved mother of Regina (John) Zlocki and Donna (Richard) Greczanik; loving grandmother of 13; and great-grandmother of 11. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Josephine Rzeszotek; and brother, Edward Rzeszotek. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Northfield Center. 
Burial: All Saints Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 7 p.m. today at Johnson-Romito, A Golden Rule Funeral Home (state Route 82, one mile west of state Route 8), Northfield Center. 

John J. Moore Jr. 
John J. Moore Jr., 78, of Hernando, Fla., and Westfield Center, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, Fla. 
He was born in Apple Creek and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Moore was a member of Leroy United Methodist Church, Westfield, Westfield Country Club, VFW, Elk's Club, Masonic Lodge, Citrus Hills Country Club and Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, Fla. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Moore (nee Dreger) of Hernando; sons, John J. (Bette) Moore III and David L. (Leslie) Moore; daughter, Jeanne (Richard) Touchette; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Beryl Koehler. 
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday at Leroy United Methodist Church, 6777 Park Circle, Westfield Center. The Rev. Larry Black will officiate. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina Youth for Christ. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette L. Broyles 
Jeanette L. Broyles (nee Palmer), 72, of Medina, found peace in her complete healing on May 10, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born in Marlinton, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 45½ years. Mrs. Broyles was a long-standing member of Medina Assembly of God Church. She was a homemaker, nurse's aide at Medina General Hospital and, at one time, was employed by Plasti-Kote Co. of Medina. 
She is survived by her husband, Ralph L. Broyles of Medina; daughter, Diana (Jan) Hansen of Arendal, Norway; son, Donald R. "Bud" (Toni) Broyles of Medina; granddaughters, Reidun (Kurt) Retterholt and Nelli Jeanetta Hansen, both of Norway, and Chelsea Broyles of Medina; and soon to be great-grandchild of Norway; grandsons, Ralph Haakon of Norway and Brandon Broyles of Medina; sisters, Betty Dietz of Florida and Marie Ervin of West Virginia; brother, John William Palmer of West Virginia; and brother and sisters-in-law. She was also an aunt to many. 
She was preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Palmer; and parents. 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Medina Assembly of God, 830 W. Lafayette Road. The Rev. Ron Dress will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.; and one hour prior to the service at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina Assembly of God Church Memorial Fund.

Susan J. DeSanto 
Susan J. (Scheck) DeSanto, 52, of Columbus, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at her residence. 
She was a former financial specialist with DFAS. 
She is survived by her husband, Ralph DeSanto; children, Stephanie M. Maday, Dawn M. DeSanto, Gerald R. DeSanto and Jeffrey S. DeSanto; grandchildren, Alexander DeSanto, Jared DeSanto, Chip Maday, Michael DeSanto, Jason DeSanto, Brittany Maday, Cara Woods and J.R. Woods; father, Harold A. Scheck; sister, Sharyn Estes; and relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Whittany Susann Hupp; and mother, Doris M. Scheck. 
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. 
Burial: Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, Ohio. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Susan's memory. 

Robert A. Gienke 
Robert A. Gienke, 77, of Lakewood, passed away Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, after an extended illness. 
Mr. Gienke was born and raised in Valley City and was a graduate of Liverpool High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Arkansas, which took part in several naval battles, including the invasion of Normandy. He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Co. in Brook Park and member of Lakewood Methodist Church, Lakewood Masonic Lodge and Disabled American Veterans. He was an active member of Western Reserve SAR and enjoyed assisting the indoctrination of new citizens to the United States at the Federal Courthouse in Cleveland. 
He is survived by his sons, Luke and Eric; sister, Genevieve (Paul) Aylard of Medina; and brother, Roy (Mary) Gienke of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Evah Gienke. 
There will be no services. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Western Reserve Veteran Cemetery in Rittman. 

John J. Luczak 
At last, on a sunny spring morning, Sunday, May 9, 1999, John J. Luczak, 74, found the spiritual peace that so long eluded him. 
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 13 years, previously of Maple Heights. Mr. Luczak was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He retired in 1978 after 38 years as a mail carrier. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Luczak served in the U.S. Army. 
He was the beloved husband of Geraldine (nee Wiatroski), to whom he was married 49 years; son, Michael of Dayton; daughter, Louise of Cleveland Heights; brother, Henry Luczak of Maple Heights; sisters, Celia Rocawich of Mayfield Heights, Clara Switalski of Independence, Sophie Modzelewski of Chesterland and Helen Froncz of Garfield Heights; and uncle of many. 
Mass: 11 a.m. today at Holy Martyrs Church. Father Robert Pfeiffer will officiate. 
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City, at a later date. 
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Joining Together to Stop Sexual Abuse, 4100 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland, 44113; or the charity of one's choice. 
Carlson, A Golden Funeral Home, in Medina is in charge of arrangements. and Ruby Lindsay, all of Valley Head, W.Va., and Louise Croston of Mill Creek, W.Va.; stepbrothers, Robert, Willie, Thomas, Stanley and John Lindsay, all of Valley Head, and Billie Lindsay of Huttonsville. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arling Riffle; and granddaughter, Amanda Johnson. 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Runner Funeral Home in Elkins, W.Va. The Rev. Marshall Williams will officiate. 
Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Huttonsville. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi; and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Runner Funeral Home in Elkins.

Walter R. Davis 
Walter R. Davis, 85, of Medina, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Medina General Hospital. 
He was born in Vestal, Va., and was a Medina County resident for 42 years. He attended First Baptist Church. Mr. Davis enjoyed lawn mower repair. He was a woodworker for Hinchcliff Products. 
He is survived by his sons, Billy H. Davis (Gatha) of Cutler, Ohio, and Charles W. Davis (Jan) of Medina; daughters, Joyce M. Davis of Fairlawn, Wanda L. Hewlett of Lorain and Elsie Williams (James) of Medina; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brother, Emory Davis of Virginia. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae, five sisters and three brothers. 
Service: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Grandson James H. Williams Jr. will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Jane M. McMullen 
Jane M. McMullen, 72, formerly of Medina, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 1999. 
She was born in Cleveland and lived most of her life in Medina. Mrs. McMullen was a very family-oriented person, was an avid Star Trek fan and loved her dog "Chelsea." 
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Donald) Hill of Akron; sons, Michael (Judy) of Medina, and James (Dawn) of Amherst; sister, Lois (Richard) Kleve of Euclid; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. 
Service: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Stow Chapel, 3333 Kent Road, Stow. 
Visiting hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Buechner of Toledo; son, Robert Pelton (Linda), attorney, of Medina; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, attorney L. Ashley Pelton, who died in May 1981; sister, Willia Zuengler of Medina; and brother, Homer Johnson of Brunswick. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St. The Rev. James Patterson will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 

Emil Buchdrucker 
Emil Buchdrucker, 88, of Farmington, N.Y., died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, N.Y. 
Mr. Buchdrucker was formerly of Medina. He retired in 1975 after 22 years at M.T.D. Products in Cleveland. He was an avid fisherman. 
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frieda H. (Mallasch) Buchdrucker; sons, Gerhardt Buchdrucker of Grafton and Ewald Buchdrucker of Columbia Station; daughter, Ingrid Nye of Farmington, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Services: Will be held today in Farmington, N.Y. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritans Purse, c/o Billy Graham, Minneapolis, MN. 
John C. Johnson Funeral Home in New York is handling arrangements. 

Kathleen R. DeBow 
Kathleen Rose DeBow, 54, of Medina, died Thursday, May 13, 1999. 
Kathy left this world too soon, but not before she touched the lives of many people with her smile, spirit, kindness and ability to teach others how to live. 
She is survived by her husband, Richard DeBow; daughter, Wendy; son, Richard Jr.; mother, Anna Bonczek; dear sister, Sister M. Joanne Bonczek, SND, Chardon; sister, Mary Felix (Michael) of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Joseph Bonczek (Barbara) of Boca Raton, Fla. She was the beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph; sister, Ann Marie Bonczek; and brother, Robert Bonczek. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Martin's Catholic Church, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. Father Thomas Dunphy will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 

Gathie P. Jones 
Gathie Pearl Jones, 78, of Shreve, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Akron General Hospital. 
She was born May 15, 1920, in Charleston, W.Va., to Louis C. and Artie Fisher. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker all her life. She loved gardening and flowers. 
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Karl R., whom she married on Aug. 2, 1980; children, Vernon Jones and Jolena Coblentz, both of Shreve, and Patricia Jones, Ellennora Beal, Mary Ackers, Denver Jones, Kathy Woodruff and Kenny Jones, all of Wooster; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Lowell D. Fisher; and sisters, Mabel Cristy of Stow and Ruby Page of Cuyahoga Falls. 
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, one brother and two sisters. 
Service: 1 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. The Rev. George Peters will officiate. 
Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens. 
Donations may be made to the family to help defray expenses. 

J. Edward Myers 
J. Edward "Ed" Myers, 66, of Sharon Township, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born in Barberton and resided in Sharon Township for 43 years. He was a plumber-pipefitter at Gen Corp., retiring in 1995 with 28 years of service. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Myers was a member of Ambassador Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (nee Wheeland); son, Rick of Medina; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith A. and Pam of Rittman, Randy P. and Lori of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Brian Lambillotte of Wadsworth; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Rose of Wadsworth; and sister, Joyce Anderson of Wadsworth. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Ambassador Baptist Church, 620 Trease Road, Wadsworth. Pastor Jerry R. Hackworth with officiate. 
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman Street, Wadsworth. 
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County. 

Freda L. Pelton 
Freda L. Pelton, 95, of Medina, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. 
She was born in Brunswick and was a Medina County resident her entire life. After graduation from Ohio State University, she taught English at Thomas Jefferson High School in Cleveland for five years. After her marriage, she taught English for four years at Lodi High School. While in college, she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. 
Mrs. Pelton was a member of Medina United Methodist Church since 1934 and was very active in her younger years. She was past president of United Methodist Women and a member of the Priscilla Circle. 
She was a member of the Rainbow Circle of International Order of Kings Daughters. She worked as a volunteer at Medina General Hospital for many years and also worked with the Medina County Blood Bank. 
Her favorite pastimes were playing bridge and working in her yard with her flowers. She was always proud of the slowing traffic passing her Medina home of 62 years, the passengers always admiring her annual array of bright red geraniums, her favorite flower. 
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Buechner of Toledo; son, Robert Pelton (Linda), attorney, of Medina; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, attorney L. Ashley Pelton, who died in May 1981; sister, Willia Zuengler of Medina; and brother, Homer Johnson of Brunswick. 
Service: 11 a.m. today at Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St. The Rev. James Patterson will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Barbara J. Smith 
Barbara J. Smith (nee Perdue), 53, of Rittman, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Medina. 
She was born in Verdenville, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 40 years. She was a member of Mountain Assembly Church of God, Valley City. Ms. Smith was a nursing aide at the Medina County Home and a restaurant worker at Geno's. 
She is survived by her sons, Elliot Smith and O.J. Perdue (Gena) of Chippewa Lake; mother, Balma Perdue of Litchfield; sisters, Carmel Powers of Litchfield, Dot McCarthy of Florida and Emily Massey of Colorado; brothers, Kenneth and Earnest Perdue, both of Arizona; grandchildren, Kayla Marie, Dylan, Daniel, David and Matthew; and nieces and nephews. She was a mother to many children. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil, and infant sons, Kenneth and James. 
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastors Jerald Fritz and Leon Brown will officiate. 
Burial: Mallet Creek Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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