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Howard R. Brenstuhl
Howard R. Brenstuhl, 77, of Medina, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at his home.
He was born in Strongsville and was a Medina County resident most of his life. He was a member of Eagles 2224, Moose Lodge 647 and life-member of Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 5137. Mr. Brenstuhl was an auto mechanic for Pierce's Garage in Granger and a retired diesel mechanic for Lend Lease Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Darlene "Dolly" (nee Hodgman) of Medina; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Nancy Brenstuhl of Elyria and Greg and Sharon Brenstuhl of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Larry Falasco of Jackson, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Paul Baker of Medina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willis and Annie Brenstuhl of Parma, Clyde and Leah Brenstuhl of Weymouth and Frank and Dora Brenstuhl of Sharon Center; and grandchildren, Amanda, Brittany, Jackie, Christopher, Jillian and Keith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Irene Brenstuhl; son, Ronald; sisters, Edith Brenstuhl and Mabel Lorman; and brothers, Arnold and Carl.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Roger Pimbo will officiate.
Burial: Rose Hill Burial Park, Akron.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina VFW Post 5137, or Howard Brenstuhl Scholarship Fund, 3916 Pearl Road, Medina, 44256.

Susanne Hippler
Susanne Hippler, 56, of Brunswick, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. She was employed as a salesperson for Fashion Bug.
She is survived by her daughters, Denise Hippler and Lee Ann Hippler, both of Brunswick; granddaughter, Elizabeth "Izzy" Hippler of Brunswick; and father of their children, Jerry Hippler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Helen Bowman; and brother, Robert E. Bowman Jr.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
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 Holy Family Nursing Home of Parma.

James R. Kouns
James Raymond "J.R." Kouns, 56, of Brunswick, formerly of Stickney, W.Va., died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Southwest General Medical Center in Middleburg Heights, after an apparent heart attack.
He was born Oct. 9, 1942, in Hitchens, Ky., the son of Mrs. Iona Broome Kouns of Stickney and the late Clayton Kouns. Mr. Kouns was a retired machinist for the S. & C. Electric Co. in Chicago.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Julia Burnside Arnold Detamore Kouns of Brunswick; daughter, Mrs. Michael (Lynda) Michael of Stickney; sisters, Wilma Workman of North Ridgeville, Belva Kiser of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Pam Daniel of Whitesville, W.Va.; brothers, Charles of Talcott, W.Va., and J.P. Kouns of Creston; grandchildren, Rayni and James Michael, and Billie Himes; stepdaughters, Beverly Swaim of Medina, Susan Leeson of Chippewa Lake and Lisa Peyton of Creston; stepson David Arnold of Chippewa Lake; and seven stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Kouns; daughter, Kathleen Himes; and brothers, Boyd, Lewis and Lawrence Kouns.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville. The Rev. Ernest Rowe will officiate.
Interment: Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, W.Va.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jean K. Wood
Jean K. Wood (nee Blue), 75, of Chatham Township, died at her residence on Saturday, June 26, 1999, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Martinsburg, W.Va., and was a registered nurse since 1945. She graduated from King's Daughters School of Nursing in Martinsburg. She worked at the King's Daughters Hospital until 1949, then moved to Olmsted Falls. Jean also worked part time at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights. She was a member of Olmsted Community Church and loved flowers and animals.
Jean is the wife of Roger Wood, to whom she was married 54 years; mother of Thomas R. Wood of Green Valley, Ariz., Alan Wood of Olmsted Falls, Beth Thompson of Missoula, Mont., Jennie Young of Toledo, Rise Ruhl of Laurys Station, Pa., Robert Wood of Coolville, Ohio, and Daniel Wood of Columbia Station; grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of five; and sister of James Blue of Martinsburg.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea.
Burial: New Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Olmsted Falls.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

George F. Herominski
George F. Herominski, 71, of Wooster, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Long Island, N.Y., and was a master craftsman all his life, owning his own business. He retired in 1991. Mr. Herominski was an avid stamp collector. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-48.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Richard (Susan) Soppet of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Sigbornsen, on Nov. 2, 1997, whom he married Dec. 16, 1950.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. The Rev. Sylvia Miatke will officiate.
Burial: Connecticut.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster, 44691.

Dean A. Nettleton
Dean A. Nettleton, 69, of Medina, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Outlook Pointe of Medina.
He was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Medina and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. In 1957, he joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary and was an active member for 10 years. He worked for GTE for many years and retired in 1989, after 21 years of service from Friction Products.
Mr. Nettleton served 22 years on the Medina Fire Department and retired as assistant fire chief in 1992. He was a member of Union Congregational, Tavares, Fla., and Medina Church of Christ Congregational, where he served as an usher for 25 years.
He was president of Molokai Residents Association and also served on the board of directors and Molokai co-op. He was a member of Molokai Singers, the American Legion Post since 1956, and Lions Club for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He enjoyed playing bridge, spending time with his grandchildren and traveling with his wife, Caroline.
He is survived by his daughters, Joyce Purcell (Dave) of Dayton, Debbie Finley (Les) of Findlay, Tracie Handy (Chuck) and Lori Kemp (Greg), both of Medina; son, Joe Nettleton (Justine) of Brandon, Fla.; rose gallery of grandchildren, Drew, Lindsey, Joel, Dan (Marcie), Kari (Mike), Joseph, Christopher, Joy, Jennifer, Missy, April, Sarah, Rachel, Stephen, Ashley, Abigail and Alexander; great-grandchildren, Bekah and Hannah; sister, Faye Eichenburg (Jack) of Tavares, Fla.; and nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline, in September 1998, to whom he was married 33 years; and brother, Louis Nettleton.
Services were held Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256; or Outlook Pointe of Medina, 1046 N. Jefferson St., Medina, 44256.
Waite and Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Lynn H. Metheney
Lynn H. Metheney, 79, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 28, 1999.
He was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Stinson, W.Va., to Friend and Molly Metheney. He moved to Ohio in 1941 and lived in Seville, Brunswick, Westfield Center, Cumberland and Barberton. He retired from Ford Motor Co., Brook Park Plant in 1979. He was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church in Norton.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sylvia; sons, Richard (Alice) of Wadsworth, David (Maxine) of Waldorf, Md., Melvin (Linda) Brannon of Barberton and Paul (Melinda) of Charlotte, N.C.; daughters, Mary (Jack) Carpenter of Seville, Karen (Lewis) Cook of Newton, W.Va., and Avis Ryan of Florida; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby (nee Starcher), in 1972; his parents; sisters, Rada Hopkins, Hattie Carpenter and Ida Runion; and brother, John.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Pastor Robert Webb will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Mary E. Speelman
Mary Elizabeth Speelman, 87, of Brunswick, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at her residence.
She was born May 16, 1912, in Barton, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 18 years. Mrs. Speelman was a retired registered nurse.
She is survived by her husband, Albert of Brunswick; son, George; brother, Jack Jobb of Colorado; and sisters, Helen McClaren of Brunswick and Alma Buti of Billaire, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steven and Nanny Jobb.
All services are private.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

Muriel A. Stebbins
Muriel A. Stebbins, 94, of Wadsworth, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Akron General Medical Center.
Mrs. Stebbins was born in Galion and resided in Wadsworth for 52 years. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and John Moss of Cincinnati and Kathie and Jim Thompson of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Jean (Mrs. Brian) Lundquist, Lois (Mrs. Scott) Cowan, Jim Moss, David (Barbara) Moss, Christine (Mrs. John) O'Hara and Paul Thompson; four great-grandchildren; and nieces; and nephews.
Mrs. Stebbins was preceded in death by her husband, Harold.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 146 College St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Nancy W. Rich will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Ethel M. Goodman
Ethel M. Goodman, 91, of Wooster, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Smithville Western Care Center.
She was born Jan. 22, 1908, in Wayne County to Samuel and Antoinette (Metzler) Miller. Mrs. Goodman had a rural route for the Wooster Daily Record for 25 years, retiring at 82 years old. She was a member of West Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Freda and Guy Hofacker of Kentucky, Wilbur Morr, Dorothy Morr, Shirley Root, Ira DeLoine and Pat Morr, Carolyn Geiser, and Eddie Goodman, all of Wooster, Larry and Brenda Morr of West Salem; 28 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard S. Goodman, in 1982; children, Lester Morr, Lois Morr and Treva Buffmeyer; a granddaughter; brothers, Harry and Earnest; and sister, Mae Hamilton.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. The Rev. Dan Wingate will officiate.
Visiting hours: One-half hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Evan L. Goodwin
Evan Lawrence Goodwin, 74, of Wadsworth, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth.
He was born May 24, 1925, in Cleveland. Mr. Goodwin served with the Merchant Marines and in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Beverly Morlock, who survives. He was known as "Grandpa Moore" to the Highland Baseball Youth Leagues.
He is survived by his children, Nancy Cole, Joanne Myers, Dennis Goodwin, Sandy Johnson and Larry Goodwin; grandchildren, Kathy, Dawn, Rusty, Bryon, Jason, Kenny, Denise, Jennifer, Janelle, Rheanna, Tony and Madison; and great-grandchildren, Shawn, Rachel, Bobby, and Austin.
Roberts Funeral Home, Wadsworth, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy A. Jones
Lucy A. Jones, 93, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 1999.
She was owner/operator of Kenyon's grocery store in River Corners from 1954 to 1971. She lived in Spencer before moving to Evergreen Care Center two years ago.
She is survived by her son, George (Carol) Kenyon of Painesville; stepdaughters, Shirley (Don) Keller of Solon and Cloda Deimling of Florida; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and special friends, Roger and Becky Moutoux.
She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Kenyon; and husband, Donald Kenyon.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Cremation Society of Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

John W. Rohrer
John W. Rohrer, 63, of Medina, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born April 4, 1936, in Logan, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 20 years, previously living in Cincinnati. Mr. Rohrer was employed as a district manager for Sunkist Growers for 33 years, retiring in 1996. He loved vegetable and flower gardening and enjoyed his casino vacation trips. Mr. Rohrer served in the U.S. Air Force.
He will be missed by his wife of 34 years, Shirley (nee Steppe) Rohrer of Medina; mother, Della Rohrer of Cincinnati; daughters, Kathy (Don) Meiser of Ravenna, Linda (Jim) Degenhart and Janet Rohrer, both of Cincinnati, and Pam (Donny) Bradley, Mary (Mike) Biegel and Cheryl Duddey, all of Medina; brothers, Jerry (Helen) Rohrer, Jim (Anna) Rohrer and Joe (Becky) Rohrer, all of Cincinnati; and grandchildren, Amy, Tina, Mike, Lindsay, Lee, Tracy, Jessica, Michael, Megan and Molly.
He was preceded in death by his father, John.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18), Medina. Dr. Karla Springman will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, 155 Ken-Mar Parkway, Broadview Heights, 44147.

Ernest U. Gienke
Ernest U. Gienke, 97, of Rocky River, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Normandy Manor of Rocky River.
He was born in Valley City, and resided in the Fairview Park and Rocky River area most of his life. Mr. Gienke was a freight clerk with the New York Central Railroad for many years. He enjoyed traveling and was a longtime Indians fan and an avid bridge player. Mr. Gienke was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Lakewood.
He is survived by nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille (nee Miller) in 1979; brothers, Arthur, Frank, Clayton and Edward; and sister, Clara Pritchard.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Road, North Olmsted. The Rev. Richard Schluep will officiate.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Memorials suggested if desired may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 116511 Hilliard Road, Lakewood, 44107.

Mae P. Glover
Mae P. Glover, 89, of Lodi, passed away Friday, July 2, 1999, at Wadsworth Rittman Hospital.
She was born in Clearwater, Fla., and resided in Las Vegas, moving to Lodi in 1992. Mrs. Glover was a homemaker and a 50- year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her son, James Cooke of Lodi; daughter, Ima L. Coss of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Glover was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Joan Cooke.
There will be no calling hours or service.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Wadsworth.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.

Weldon Miller
Weldon Miller, 71, of Senecaville, Ohio, formerly of Sharon Center, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Beckett House in New Concord, Ohio.
He was born April 7, 1928, in Akron, to Earl Miller and Cova Wilson Miller. He was a factory laborer for 30 years for Babock & Wilcox in Barberton. Mr. Miller was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Fellowship.
He is survived by his wife, Lois (nee Summerlot), whom he married July 14, 1947; mother, Cova Miller of Greensburg, Ohio; sons, David and Jeffrey Miller of the home, Terry Miller of Katy, Texas; daughter, Diana Prokop of McKinney, Texas; brother, Gene Miller of Greensburg; sister, JoAnne Stewart of Greensburg; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Miller; sister, Mary Lou Gobin; and son, Weldon Lee Miller.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meek-Black Funeral Home, 129 Mill St., Senecaville. Mark Beros will officiate. Another service will be held at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Barberton.
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Barberton.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service in Barberton on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Mary A. Penksa
Mary Ann Penksa (nee Severson), 55, of Hollywood, Fla., died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Memorial Regional Hospital.
She was born in Martin, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 42 years.
She is survived by her sons, Darren Capotosto, and Brandan (Michele) Severson of Chippewa Lake; daughter, Crystal (Michael) Wagner of Seville; sisters, Charlotte Bunch of Medina and Patti Farthing; mother, Mary Penksa of Medina; grandchildren, Cynthia, Ashley, Joshua, Jordan, Zackary and Edward; two nieces; one nephew; two grandnieces; and one grandnephew.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Penksa.
Davis & Brice Funeral Home, 608 S.W. 12th Ave., Dania, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Crystal Wagner.
The family requests that no calls or visits be made to Mary Penksa.

George W. Allen
George W. Allen, 73, of Dayton, passed away Monday, July 5, 1999, at Akron City Hospital, following a short illness.
He was born April 15, 1926, in Caryville, Tenn., to Jim and Mollie Coker Allen. Mr. Allen moved to Dayton in 1952, where he was employed by Dayton Coca Cola Bottling Co. as a sales representative for 36 years. He retired in 1984. He was a member of Faith Victory Center in Homer Township and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Charles (Sheila) Massengale of Lodi; sons, David Allen of Dayton and Richard (Cheryl) Allen of Purvis, Miss.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Billie Jo (Jim) Setzer and Stella Daughtery, both of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, in 1986.
Service: 2 p.m. today at Faith Victory Center, 8242 Pawnee Road, Homer Township. Sheila Massengale will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.

Heather L. Bamrick
Heather Louise Bamrick, 28, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in her home, after a short illness.
She was born July 6, 1971, in Elyria, living in the Grafton/Elyria area all her life. She was a lifetime member of Grafton United Methodist Church and a 1990 graduate of Midview High School. Ms. Bamrick was very involved with Murray Ridge School for the mentally retarded and enjoyed bowling. She was a member of the Special Olympics bowling team in 1993.
She is survived by her mother, Gayle Nagle of Albuquerque, N.M.; father, Roy Bamrick of Brunswick; stepfather, Tom Nagle of Albuquerque; stepmother, Lori Bamrick of Brunswick; sisters, Anne and Julie Nagle, both of Albuquerque, M'Lynn and Christopher Bamrick, both of Brunswick; grandparents, Margaret Bamrick and Bonnie and Ernie Dodds, all of Brunswick, and Martin and Gloria Hrivnak of Albuquerque; great-grandmother, Emily Farris of Westlake; and foster parents, Wayne and Linda Freed of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Guy Bamrick, in 1996.
Service: 3 p.m. today at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. The Rev. Keith Mostad, pastor of Grafton United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midview Athletic Department, 38199 W. Capel Road, Grafton, 44044.

Ryan S. Cleveland
Ryan S. Cleveland, 24, of Medina, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He was born in West Barnstable, Mass., and was a Medina County resident for five years. He was a graduate of Strongsville High School, where he played football and was an honor student. He was a graduate of Ohio State University, where he taught other students in robotics welding technology during his senior year. Ryan was employed by John Deere Co. as a welding engineer and 3D programmable robotics expert. His exceptional abilities in the field of robotics welding enabled him to travel internationally for John Deere. He pioneered and helped implement robotics welding technology for John Deere.
He was the loving son of Scott Cleveland (fiancée, Laura Hawes) of Medina and Janet (nee Hawthorne) (Mike) Boyle of Strongsville; and is survived by his sister, Shannon (Michael) Paterson of Cleveland; grandfather, Benjamin G. Cleveland of Maine; grandmother, Lois E. Cleveland of North Attleboro, Mass.; grandfather, George Hawthorne of Bossier City, La.; uncles, Christopher Hawthorne of Louisiana and David and Glenn Cleveland, both of Massachusetts; aunts, Susan Schiever of Florida and Grace Hard of Ohio; and nephew, Jacy Paterson of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Laura Hawthorne.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 18001 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. The Rev. Karen Eversman will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 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 the Ryan Cleveland Memorial, c/o Strongsville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 361160, Strongsville, 44136.

Arlayne E. Cosner
Arlayne E. Cosner, 69, formerly of New Albany, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Medina. She was a retired medical technician at Doctors West Hospital. Mrs. Cosner was a graduate of Capital University and a volunteer with the Peace Corps, working extensively in Lesotho, South Africa. She was a former teacher at St. Matthew Catholic School, Gahanna.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Milton) Confer, Theresa (James) Farris and Catherine Cosner; son, Thomas, J. Cosner; grandchildren, Sean, Kathy, Lisa and Karen; three great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma (Pat) Chirdon; and many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy; parents, George and Leola Jones; and daughter, Mary Beth Cosner.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road (U.S. Route 162, one-half mile northeast of Hamilton Road), Gahanna.
Private family interment.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, in her memory.

Johanna D. Hoffmann
Johanna D. Hoffmann, 88, of Medina, died June 24, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Bayreuth, Germany, and was a Medina County resident for 10 years. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Chicago. Mrs. Hoffmann was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Hildy (James) Navratil of Medina; son, Paul (Lynda) Hoffmann of Wilmette, Ill.; grandchildren, Christine (Walter) Deeter of California, Craig (Paige) Navratil of Chagrin Falls and Paul Hoffman of Wilmette, Ill.; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Hildegarde Wagner of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1969.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Eloy Pacheco will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60610-3284.

Elizabeth A. Opal
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Opal, 86, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, July, 7, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born Feb. 9, 1913, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident of 15 years. She was a member of Brunswick Senior Club. Mrs. Opal was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Al) Kosh of Valley City; daughter-in-law, Diane Opal; brother, Steve Rigo of North Olmsted; sister, Gizella Gnandt of Florida; granddaughters, Michele Balint and Danielle Romanonski; and grandson, Russell Opal.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Roger; sister, Emma Fullerman; and parents, Stephen and Barbara Rigo.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joseph E. Pavlik
Joseph E. Pavlik, 74, of Lady Lake, Fla., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Leesburg Medical Center.
He was born March 12, 1925, in Byesville, Ohio. Mr. Pavlik was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9520 in Brunswick. He was a pilot master sharp shooter in the National Rifle Association and enjoyed golf and bowling. Mr. Pavlik was employed at Easton Corp. as a tool and die maker for 27 years. He was a machine trades teacher at local vocational schools in Ohio. Mr. Pavlik was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy R. Pavlik of Lady Lake; son, Joseph G. Pavlik of Lubbock, Texas; daughters, Doree Weglarz of Miami and Valerie Pavlik of Medina; sister, Mary Rudish of Cambridge; and brother, John Pavlik of New Concord.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Schuster-Straker-O'Connor Funeral Home, 5904 Ridge Road, Parma.


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