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Danny L. Adkins
Danny Lee Adkins, 38, of Valley City, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Berea and was a lifelong resident of Medina County. He graduated from Buckeye High School in 1979 and was a hoist operator at Ford Motor Co. in Brook Park. Mr. Adkins enjoyed camping and sports, especially the Cleveland Indians and Browns.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Ann; sons, Jacob, Vincent, Erik and Silas; parents, Bill and Evelyn Adkins of Valley City; brothers, Bill Adkins of Akron and West Davis of Cincinnati; sisters, Altona Cook of Akron and Charlotte Reynolds of Decatur, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Poe United Methodist Church, 5712 Wadsworth Road, Medina. The Rev. Richard Thewlis will officiate.
A private interment will be held at Eastlawn Memory Garden in Brunswick.
Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth D. Birch
Kenneth D. Birch, 51, of Brunswick, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born July 24, 1947, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. He was a tinner at General Motors in Parma for the past 13 years. Mr. Birch enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Michael A. House of Cleveland, Kenneth D. (Peggy) Birch, Adam C. (Jessica) Birch and James M. (Angela Faulkner) Birch, all of Brunswick; daughters, Diane L. (Randy) Yarina and Shari A. (Tom) Webb, both of Brunswick; adopted son, Jeramie (Buckwheat) Gedetsis of Brunswick; sisters, Sarah Dennis of Maple Heights and Edna Powers of Cleveland; brothers, Larry Birch of North Ridgeville and Ron Birch of Sharon Center; and 16 grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Roger Biada will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hills Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in his memory in care of the funeral home.

Arless H. Bowman
Arless H. "Les" Bowman, 78, of Wadsworth, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Meadowview Care Center, after a three-year illness.
He was born in Hillsville, Va., and resided in Wadsworth since 1947. Mr. Bowman was a truck driver for IT & T Continental Bakery, retiring in 1984 with 33 years of service. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1089. He was also an avid bowler. Mr. Bowman served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffry and Pat of Willoughby and Mark and Karen of Canton; grandchildren, Brad, Jill, Justin, Melissa and Matt; and sisters, Alice and Beverly.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Pastor Jacqueline R. McMillen will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, where VFW Post 1089 and American Legion Post 170 will conduct military services.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth, 44281.

Leona Clark
Leona Clark, 79, of Strongsville, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born April 18, 1920, in Cleveland. Mrs. Clark was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William Jr. (Terri), of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (Paul) of Strongsville; and daughter, Sheryl of Strongsville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church of Strongsville. The Rev. Robert McNamara will officiate. Friends are asked to meet at the church.
Burial: Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Heights.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Craciun Funeral Home, 14925 E. Bagley Road (off Pearl Road), Middleburg Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bernard J. Kenealy Jr.
Bernard J. "Bert" Kenealy Jr., 83, of Medina, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Piedmont, W.Va., and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Mr. Kenealy was a charter member of Medina Eagles 2224, Medina Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid bowler, with five perfect games. He worked for the Medina County Highway Department and was a carpenter. Mr. Kenealy was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served with the 334th Infantry and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his daughter, Michele L. (Michael) Sailer of Westfield Center; grandsons, Michael and Matthew; and very close friends, neighbors and golf buddies.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (Sis Potts), to whom he was married 45 years.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jerald Baker will officiate.
Burial: York Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, 44212.

Gloria G. Markiewicz
Gloria G. Markiewicz "Marks" (nee Calta), 72, of Chippewa Lake, formerly of Brunswick, died Friday, July 23, 1999, in Fairview.
She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Cleveland and lived in Brunswick for 22 years and Chippewa Lake for 22 years. She was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed painting on canvas. Mrs. Markiewicz was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Markiewicz of Chippewa Lake, whom she married May 11, 1946; son, Gordon (Lorraine) Markiewicz of Medina; daughter, Barbara Church of Chippewa Lake; sister, Patricia (Robert) Kolozy of Florida; grandchildren, Sean, Heidi, Traci, Aaron and Adam; and great-grandchildren, Amanda, Payton and Abigail.
Service: 7 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. George Gribben will officiate.
Visiting hours: 6 p.m. until time of service today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Chippewa Lake Emergency Medical Service; or the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, 44212.

Irene McCaudy
Irene McCaudy, 82, passed away, Sunday, July 25, 1999, at her son's home in Hinckley Township.
She was born in Parma and resided in Hinckley most of her life.
Mrs. McCaudy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Ruth McCaudy; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Wayne Ross, Joyce and Tom Johnson and Shirley and John Bogdan; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; and infant grandson, William Busson.
A private service for immediate family will be held.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Medina County.
Malloy Memorial Service, Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie R. Arthur
Marjorie R. Arthur (nee Wine), 67, of Litchfield, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 42 years. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil L. Arthur, to whom she was married 46 years; daughter, Charlene R. Arthur of Medina; sons, Garry L. Arthur (Carol) of Medina, Darrell L. Arthur of Brunswick and Ronald W. Arthur in the U.S. Navy; daughter, Teresa E. Arthur-Swindig (Tom) of Litchfield; son, Christopher S. Arthur of Litchfield; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Rice of Elyria, Cleo Chapman of Medina, and Betty Hamrick of Webster Springs, W.Va.; brothers, Donald Wine of Cowen, W.Va., Bobby Wine of Abingdon, Va., and Norman Wine of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Shirley, Johnny and Hayward; and parents Oscar J. and Lillian Wine.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Mark Teal will officiate.
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44302 or Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron's Burn Unit, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, 44308.

Kenneth D. Birch
Kenneth D. Birch, 52, of Brunswick, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born July 24, 1947, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. He was a tinner at General Motors in Parma for the past 13 years. Mr. Birch enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Michael A. (Michelle) House of Cleveland, and Kenneth D. (Peggy) Birch, Adam C. (Jessica) Birch and James M. (Angela Faulkner) Birch, all of Brunswick; daughters, Dawn M. Stasek of Cleveland, and Diane L. (Randy) Yarina and Shari A. (Tom) Webb, both of Brunswick; adopted son, Jeramie (Buckwheat) Gedetsis of Brunswick; sisters, Sarah Dennis of Maple Heights and Edna Powers of Cleveland; brothers, Larry Birch of North Ridgeville and Ron Birch of Sharon Center; and 16 grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Roger Biada will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hills Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in his memory in care of the funeral home.

Robert T. Fleming
Robert T. Fleming, 83, of Medina, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident since 1940. Mr. Fleming was an active member of United Church of Christ Congregational and served as a lifetime deacon. He served on many boards and committees, was a former Medina councilman, and was very active in the Medina school system and community. Mr. Fleming was an avid fisherman, camper and highly skilled woodworker. He was employed at Permold in Medina as secretary/treasurer.
He is survived by his wife, Marion A. (nee Culley), of Medina, to whom he was married 59 years; daughter, Jill Linek (Ron) of Medina; son, the Rev. Jon Fleming (Diane nee Lazear) of Big Rapids, Mich.; grandsons, Matthew Linek of Cuyahoga Falls, Nathaniel Linek and Robert A. Root (Jenny), all of Medina, and Todd Fleming of Big Rapids, Mich.; granddaughter, Beth Anne Lopresti (David) of Medina; great-grandchildren, Tianna Lopresti and Alexandra Root, both of Medina; and brother, Warner Fleming (Mary) of Commerce, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra A. Root.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. Dr. Theodore Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ Congregational's Special Gifts Fund.

Glenn J. L. Maynard
Glenn J.L. Maynard, 25, of West Salem, died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Harrisville Township.
He was born in Medina and was a lifetime resident of Wayne County. Mr. Maynard was an avid motorcyclist. He was employed as a mason laborer with Bill Buckingham Masonry.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Maynard (nee Sousa); father, Jessie L. Maynard of Medina; mother, Catherine Lamphear of West Salem; sons, Britton, Mark Jr., and Brandon Robinette, all of West Salem; grandmother, Mary Staroski of Florida; grandparents, Marcus and Nadine Maynard of Medina; brothers, Joshua Maynard of Medina, and Karl Maynard of West Salem; and aunts and uncles.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Leon Brown will officiate.
Burial: West Salem Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in his name, c/o Waite & Son Funeral Home.

Maizie E. Plogger
Maizie Elizabeth Plogger, 72, of Creston, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at the Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born March 25, 1927, in Claremont, W.Va., to William Henry and Florence (Harris) Stone. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, gardening and growing flowers.
Mrs. Plogger is survived by her husband, Raymond whom she married Aug. 11, 1947; daughters, Beverley E. Rood of Wooster and Mary E. Bretz of Killbuck, Ohio; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brothers, Clifford Stone of Wooster and Earnest Stone of Sterling.
She was preceded in death by brothers, James, Everette and Laurence Stone; and sisters, Annie Abbott, Evlyn Dawson, Daisy Suppes and Rachel Lucas.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Home in Wooster. Pastor John Weaver will officiate.
Entombment: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 5318 Tannerville Road, Orrville, 44691.

Phil Scherer, Jr.
Phil Scherer Jr., 71, of Mayer, Ariz., died Monday, July 19, 1999, in Mayer.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 31 years. Mr. Scherer was an active member of the Humboldt Community Christian Church in Mayer where he served as treasurer and Sunday School teacher. He was a past member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a member of the Tavern Owners Association, and a member of the Medina volunteer fire department. Mr. Scherer worked with his father Phil Sr. at the Chatter Box Inn, then owned and operated The Lantern until 1973 when he moved to Arizona. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Scherer is survived by his wife, Mae; son, Jack of Phoenix; daughters, Jill Scherer of Boston and Jane Conway (T.C.) of Mayer; grandson, Jacob Conway of Mayer; stepchildren; aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (nee Whealer); second wife, Loretta; sister, Deloras Riley; father, Phil Scherer Sr.; and stepmother, Flo.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 N. Broadway St., Medina. The Rev. Thomas Schwartz will officiate. Fellowship to follow in church hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Elizabeth S. Swisher
Elizabeth S. Swisher "Dinksie" (nee Snider), 83, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at her residence.
She was born May 18, 1916, in Mononga, W.Va., where she lived for 78 years. She was a Medina County resident for five years, living in Medina for two years and Brunswick for three years.
She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards, making crafts and traveling. Mrs. Swisher was a member of the Eagles and Moose clubs in Fairmont, W.Va. She worked for 10 years at Westinghouse as a lamp fitter and for the board of education in Fairmont.
Mrs. Swisher is survived by her sons, Thomas Swisher of Missouri and Donald (Sara) Swisher of Sistersville, W.Va.; daughter, Shirley (Joseph K. Sr.) Rote-Collins-Horrigan; brother, Richard (Jean) Snider of Fairmont; sister, Louise (William) Sanders; grandsons, David (Maria) Rote of Medina, Michael (Kimberly) Rote of Georgia, Lenny (Julie) Rote of North Carolina and Chet Swisher of New Jersey; granddaughter, Meredith Swisher of Boston; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, David, Zackary, Kyle and Ashley Rote and Timothy Hart.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard W. Swisher; parents, Lawrence and Jenny Snider (nee Gandy); brothers, Howard, Billy, Jack and Lawrence "Bud" Snider Jr.; and sisters, Katherine Burke and Josephine Manley.
Service: noon Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont. The Rev. David Rockwood will officiate.
Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Fairmont.
Visiting hours: 1 to 4 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick, and 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina County Hospice.

Robert C. Dearth
Robert C. Dearth, 75, of Lafayette Township, passed away Thursday, July 29, 1999, at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 14, 1924, in Chatham, to Aaron and Freeda Bonam Dearth. Mr. Dearth graduated from Lodi High School in 1942. He worked as a tool and die maker at Spencer Manufacturing Co., retiring in 1986 after 45 years of service. Mr. Dearth was a member of Lodi American Legion Post 523 and was an avid golfer and hunter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, June (nee Bigley) of Lodi, whom he married in January 1946; daughter, Laura Warner of Lodi; son, Larry (Candy) of Medina; six grandchildren; three great-grandsons; sisters, Mildred Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio, Nellie Maszgay of Lafayette, Mae Williams of Sharon Center, Irene (William) McKenzie of Lodi, and Alice (Harry) Cash of Lodi; and brother, Donald (Dorothy) of Lodi.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Carl, Paul, Floyd and James.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Jim Duty of Medina will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the charity of the donor's choice.

William A. Deyling
William A. "Weez" Deyling, 80, of Medina, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Independence and was a Medina County resident for 59 years. Mr. Deyling was valedictorian of his class in Independence and loved golf, hunting and gardening. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Mr. Deyling enjoyed life to its fullest and always will be remembered for his laughter and love of life. He was employed as foreman and plant supervisor for the Permold Co.
He is survived by his sons, David W. (Cheri) Deyling, and John K. Deyling, both of Lodi, and Duane W. Deyling of Medina; daughter, Diane G. (Richard) Palker of Medina; grandchildren, Brian, Brett, William, Andrew, Abraham, Tina, Daisey and Jonathon; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Tucker of Medina; and brother, Leonard Deyling of Independence.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane; son, Kenneth; and brothers, Edward, Henry and Donald.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina General Hospital, Oncology Department, 1000 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256.

Robert A. Hollingsworth Sr.
Robert Allen Hollingsworth Sr., 53, of Lagrange, passed away Friday, July 30, 1999, in his home after a long illness.
He was born March 15, 1946, in Fairview Park, and lived in Lagrange Township for 18 years. Mr. Hollingsworth attended Gethsemane Church in Lagrange and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1005. He was employed as a machine operator for Fisher Guide in Elyria and General Motors in Parma for 27 years. He enjoyed his children and building model cars.
Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christa; daughter, Tanya Lynne Porter of Lagrange; son, Robert Jr. of Spencer; three grandchildren; mother, Susan E. Hollingsworth of Coshocton; and sister, Sue Carol Hollingsworth, also of Coshocton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. The Rev. Steven Orsik, pastor of North Coast Church in Middleburg Heights, and the Rev. Michael Smith, pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Lagrange, will officiate.
Burial: River Road Cemetery, Lagrange Township
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Partners in Lifecare, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, 44035.

Eunice C. Lee
Eunice C. Lee, 83, of Orrville, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Rittman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Akron and was employed at the Nabisco plant in Seville for 13 years.
Mrs. Lee is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Acy (Dwane) Baker of Seville and Kathy (Clifford) Bartram of Orrville; son, Richard Lee of Wooster; stepson, Robert Lee of Akron; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas (Helen) Pursley of Seville; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley (Victor) Stewart of Malta, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ethel Pursley; brothers, Harley and Ronald; sister, Louise Rennie; husband, Clifford Lee; and son, Roger Eyster.
Service: 1:30 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home in Seville. Pastor Jim McCommas will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, Orrville.

Sarah C. Ressler
Sarah C. Ressler, 89, of Orrville, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville.
She was born Oct. 12, 1909, in Holmes County, to Chilian E. and Anna (Kurtz) Yoder. She worked in the Dietary Department of the former Wayne General Hospital for many years. Mrs. Ressler was a member of Grace Brethren Church and enjoyed cooking, crafts, needlepoint and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Ressler is survived by her children and their spouses: Howard and Phyllis Ressler of Orrville, Lodema and James Hartzler of New Springfield, Ohio, and Marjorie and Larry Brandeberry of Goshen, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Schrock of Plain City, Ohio; and half-sister, Esther Troyer of Florida.
She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, Levi, whom she married on Nov. 8, 1928; siblings, Melinda Schrock, Eli Yoder, David Yoder, Mary Yoder and Martha Miller; three stepbrothers; and one stepsister.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel. The Rev. George Peters will officiate.
Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, Building Fund, 1924 Burbank Road, Wooster, 44691.

Dwight D. Ribelin
Dwight D. Ribelin, 84, of Mansfield, formerly of Medina, died Friday, July 30, 1999, in Mansfield.
He was born in Medina and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. He was a member of the following Masonic lodges, 32nd degree Mason, F&AM No. 58; Scottish Rite of Valley of Cleveland; Royal Arch; and Eastern Star. He received the Grand Cross of Color from Rainbow Girls.
Mr. Ribelin was a member of Medina Campers and a former member of the Montville Grange, Lafayette Church and Medina Fire Department. He enjoyed square dancing, hunting and fishing. He was a district supervisor for 39 years for Ohio Edison.
Mr. Ribelin is survived by his wife, D. June (nee Schlechty), to whom he was married 63 years; daughters, Brenda R. Blanchard (Flay) of Mansfield and Bonnie S. Deems (Jeffrey) of Columbus; granddaughter, Beth Pennell of Mansfield; grandson, Mark Blanchard of Bellville; great-granddaughter, Sara Appleby; and great-grandsons, Daniel Pennell and Nicholas, Michael and Mark Blanchard Jr.
He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Shelley and Eric Deems; parents, Roy and Alta Ribelin; sister, Ruth Webster, and brother, Eugene Hartman.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Randy K'Meyer will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2000 E. 9th St., No. 420, Cleveland, 44115.


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