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Anne Benco
Anne Benco (nee Vojtko), 79, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Medina.
She was born April 22, 1920, in Akron and was a Medina County resident for 58 year. Mrs. Benco worked as a catalog salesperson for Sears. She was an active member Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brunswick for 38 years, as well as a member of the Altar Club and Trinidears Women's Club. Mrs. Benco was a volunteer service coordinator for the Salvation Army and a member of Brunswick Historical Society and Brunswick Garden Club.
Mrs. Benco is survived by her husband, Fred Benco of Brunswick; daughters, Mary Anne (Timothy) Blazer of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Nancy Benco of Washington, D.C., and Mildred (Gregory) Rooks of Brunswick; sons, Fred and Ronald, both of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha (Charles) Fleck of Lakewood and Mary (Michael) Mihalcin of Denver; and brothers, John Vojtko of Phoenix and the Rev. Paul Vojtko of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her son, David; brothers, Peter and the Rev. George Vojtko; and grandson, Bhanu.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Scott Henderson will preside.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). And one hour prior to service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Joseph J. Gomolka
Joseph J. Gomolka, 80, of Hinckley Township, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, in Middleburg Heights.
He was born Jan. 3, 1920, and was a Medina County resident for 27 years. He was a tool and die maker at High Production in Valley City. Mr. Gomolka was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hinckley, where he was also an usher. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Gomolka is survived by his sons, John (Patricia Dougan) Gomolka of Brunswick and Jerome (Jennifer) Gomolka of Cameron Park, Calif.; daughter, Paula Ann Gomolka of Heidon, Va.; grandchildren, Bryan, Nicholas, William, Michael and Maxwell; sister, Blanche (George) Bieda of Hinckley; and brothers, Francis (Martina) and Walter (Ann), both of Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Rose (nee Mihalovich).
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1088 Ridge Road, Hinckley.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

Frank Harper Jr.
Frank Harper Jr., 70, of Medina, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Pittsburgh and was a Medina County resident for 35 years. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 72. Mr. Harper was employed in management at Stouffer Foods. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie Harper, to whom he was married 49 years; sons, John (Thres) Harper and Scott (Tammy) Harper, both of Medina; daughter, Germaine (Nick) Reutzel of Harrisville Township; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Rebecca Harper; and brother, John.
Service: 3 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Tom Sprowls Jr. will officiate.
Burial: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Pleasant Hills, Pa.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, 44106.

Thomas L. McKenna
Thomas L. McKenna Jr., 74, of Bradenton, Fla., died Jan. 16, 2000, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
Mr. McKenna was born in Irwin, Pa., and came to Manatee County from Oberlin in 1988. He retired in 1985 as a design draftsman with Pfaudler Corp. in Elyria. He was a life-member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079, Norwin Elks Lodge 2313 and American Legion Post 0024 in Bradenton. Mr. McKenna was a Protestant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, E. Lee Lander of Elyria; sons, Thomas G. of Medina and Scott P. of Oberlin; sister, Barbara Ann McIntyre of Irwin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 9715 E. River St., Elyria.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home, South Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara E. Dowler
Barbara Elizabeth Dowler (nee Noel), 78, of Medina, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman.
She was born in Beckley, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 2½ years. Mrs. Dowler was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority while attending Bethany College in Wheeling, W.Va. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dowler is survived by her husband, Alan T. Dowler, to whom she was married 57 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patty Dowler of Stratford, Conn., and Thomas and Renne Dowler of Washington, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine (Stephen) Murphy of Medina; grandchildren, Sarah, Susan, Anne, Patrick, Timmy and Faith; and sister, Patricia Charlwood of Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Frank Noel; and parents, Mounce and Hazel Noel.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ Congregational or the charity of your choice.

Henrietta M. Lintala
Henrietta Mae Lintala (nee Mosgrove), 81, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at Willowood Care Center.
She was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Medina and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Mrs. Lintala was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Ida Lintala of Virginia and Sarah Wozniak of Berea; brother, Blair Mosgrove of Wadsworth; sisters, Mary Poorman of Brunswick and June Smith of Berlin Heights; granddaughter, Ruth Wozniak; and grandson, Robert Wozniak.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arne Lintala; parents, Albert and Ida (nee Dotson) Mosgrove; brother, Dorsey Mosgrove; and sister, Hazel Bargak.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Debra Speer-McAtee will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memorial Garden, Brunswick.

Paul L. Wiles
Paul L. Wiles, of Lodi, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000.
He was born on March 1, 1911, in Canaan to Ellis L. and Almeda Wood Wiles. He had lived in Medina County since 1959. Mr. Wiles retired from Columbia Gas Co. in 1976. He was a member of Wadsworth Lodge 385 F & AM, Valley of Cleveland AASR, Yusef Khan Grotto, Wadsworth Chapter 102 Order of Eastern Star, and was a former member of Creston Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Wiles is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, to whom he was marred for 57 years; son and daughter-in-law, Ellis and Natalie of Springfield, Va; grandsons, Geoffrey and Nathaniel of Springfield; and sister, Elizabeth Karwan of Princeton, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Maxcy and Sylvan.
There will be no visitation.
Burial: Canaan Cemetery.
Private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family.
Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

David J. Houston
David Jeffrey Houston, 44, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at his residence after a long illness.
He was born in Medina on Sept. 24, 1955, to Samuel Frank and Carolyn Bixler Houston. He was the grandson of Dr. Raymond and Bessie Bixler and Samuel and Mae Houston.
While growing up in Medina he was active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 501 and earned the distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He graduated from Medina High School and attended the University of Akron. In September 1975 he enrolled at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and graduated with the fall class of 1976. Mr. Houston was employed as an embalmer and funeral director with the Gilbert Funeral Home and Chapel in Ashland from 1977 until December 1979. He worked at the Adams Funeral Home in Akron until November 1984 and the Brunner Funeral Home in Mentor until December 1987.
After leaving the funeral service in 1987, he enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Technology and graduated in 1988 with a degree in computer repair. Mr. Houston worked for a temporary agency until December 1989 when he became an associate with Executive Search of America, a position he held until his death.
Mr. Houston and his family returned to Ashland in August 1996. He was a member of the First Church of the Brethren in Ashland and was a former member of the Ashland Noon Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Currens, whom he married on Oct. 7, 1978; sons, Adam D. Houston and Tyler J. Houston, both of Ashland; mother, Carolyn Houston of Medina; sister, Lynn Wirtz of North Canton; and sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Gary Keiger of Medina.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, 313 Center St., Ashland. The Rev. Donald Earlenbaugh will officiate.
Burial: Ashland Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 C.R. 1095, Ashland, 44805, or the charity of donor's choice.

Ethel Illar
Ethel Illar (nee Churgovich), 89, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Altenheim Nursing Home in Strongsville.
She was born June 17, 1910, in Lakewood and was a housewife.
Mrs. Illar is survived by her brothers, Sidney (Jennie) Churgovich of Medina and Alex (Marcile) Churgovich of Brunswick; sisters, Anna Gerchak of Houston and Margaret (Alex) DiCaro of Texas; and niece, Darlene Hendricks of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; brother, John; and sister, Mary Witt.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Debra Speer-McAtee will officiate.
Burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Avon.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Steve Szabo
Steve Szabo, 91, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Willowood Care Center in Brunswick.
He was born Jan. 5, 1909, in Scalplevel, Pa. Mr. Szabo was a member of the International Ladies Garment Worker Union and had been employed as a cloth cutter. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II.
Mr. Szabo is survived by sons, Dale (Sonia) of Florida, Edward (Sharlene) of Brunswick and Christopher (Mary) of Cincinnati; half sister, Irene Haase of Cleveland; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and parents, Louis and Elizabeth Szabo.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Rd., Brunswick. Pastor Jerry Holcomb will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Janet R. Bruce
Janet R. Bruce, 60, of Galion, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at MedCentral/ Mansfield Hospital in Mansfield after a long illness.
She was born in Elyria on Aug. 19, 1939, to G. Raymond and Esther Dinse Stoskopf and had attended Buckeye High School in Valley City. Mrs. Bruce was a seamstress and tailor at Freedlander's Department Store in Wooster until 1991 when she moved to Galion and was employed at the Crawford County Credit Union. She was known in the Galion and Wooster communities not only for her skills as a seamstress but for her kindness, thoughtfulness and dedication to her many friends and her devotion to her three children. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Bruce is survived by her mother, Esther Dinse Stoskopf of Valley City; daughters, Denise H. Sutton of New York City and Leanne Hardesty and Michael Vaughan of Tracey, Calif.; son, Brian Hardesty of Bonita Springs, Fla.; step children, Lee Ann and Robert Bookman of Galena, Ohio, Linda Zinker of Sarasota, Fla., and Daniel and Terrie Bruce of Minneapolis, Minn.; four step grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Karen Stoskopf of Valley City.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Service: 6 p.m. today at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, 218 S. Market St., Galion.
Visiting hours: 5:30 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, OH 44833

Eugene F. Miller
Eugene Fredrick Miller, 78, of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Medina General Hospital, after a long illness.
He was born in Marshall County, Tenn., and lived in Cleveland and Litchfield for 42 years. Mr. Miller attended Litchfield Baptist Church in Litchfield. He was employed by the Larson Foundry in Grafton as a molder before retiring in 1963. He had served in the Army in World War II from 1941-1945. He also enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Mary Louise Lee of Grafton and Mrs. Cornelia Lee of Dickson, Tenn.; and brother, James T. Miller of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1998; and brother, John H., in 1989.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. The Rev. David Shimp, Pastor of Litchfield Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas L. Crews
Thomas Lynn Crews P.E., 52, of Medina died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Medina.
He was born April 22, 1947, in Goshen, Ind., and had been a Medina County resident for 20 years. Mr. Crews was employed as a senior Procurement Specialist for BP Amoco for 30 years. He was past president of NSPE in Medina. Mr. Crews coached Highland Youth Baseball. He was a member of Medina County Parks Advisory Board. He received a B.S.C.E. from Purdue and a M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Bush) of Medina; sons, Kevin Thomas Crews, Eric Thomas Crews and Ryan ThomasCrews, all of Medina; mother, Ann (nee Buck) Crews of Danville, Ind.; sister, Kathryn (Fred) Gates of Georgia; and Steven (Nancy) Crews of Florida.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Road, Hinckley.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (Rt. 303 at I-71).
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina County Parks, Allardale Foundation, 3646 Deerview Lane, Medina, OH 44256.

Lucy E. Yergin
Lucy E. Yergin, 95, formerly of Burbank, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at West View Manor in Wooster following a period of declining health.
She was born May 20, 1904, in Congress Twp., east of West Salem to U.J. "Nick" and Dora (Clinker) Neiswinter. Mrs. Yergin was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Burbank and United Methodist Women and the Ladies Aide. She had made her home in Burbank since 1925. She was a homemaker and was active serving her community and helping others.
She is survived by her daughter, Marjean (Fred) Clayton of Wooster; son, Max E. (Jerrie) Yergin of Lodi; a niece who she raised, Louise (Neil) Hagans of West Salem; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Schoonover of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Yergin on March 24, 1975, who she married June 21, 1922; a grandson; brothers, James, Gabriel, George, and Eugene; and sisters, Fannie, Mabel, Myrtle, Gladys, and Nellie.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Burbank. The Rev. Kristin McKinley will officiate.
Burial: Burbank Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Burbank, Burbank Fire Dept., 57 Front St., Burbank, OH 44214 or to West View Manor Auxiliary, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

William T. Boden
William Thomas Boden, 88, of Seville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000.
He was born Dec. 6, 1911, to George and Elizabeth Heller Boden. Mr. Boden lived most of his life as a resident of Barberton, moving to Seville in 1973. Prior to working as a tool and die maker for Goodyear Aircraft (later Goodyear Aerospace) and retiring in 1977, he was an officer for the Division of Wildlife serving as an Ohio game protector and a parks and lakes patrolman in the Portage Lakes area. He was a devoted Christian, active in his church and the study of the Word of God. He was a member and past master of National Lodge 568 in Barberton.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of more than 60 years, Bernice; sister, Pat (Ray) Yeager of Florida; daughters, Lois (Richard) Arconti of Akron and Janice Ohara of Colorado; son, William R. (Gay) Boden of Seville; grandchildren, Carla Davis of Mansfield, Terry Ohara of Colorado, Sherry Arconti of Louisville, Ky., Mark T. Arconti of Akron, Amy (Russ) Leadbetter of Chandler, Ariz., and William J. Boden of Seville; numerous nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; newborn son, Tommy; sister, Mary; and brothers, George, Ivan and Albert.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bacher Funeral Home, 3259 Greenwich Road, Norton. Ministers John Wilbur and Curtis Bauske will officiate.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Masonic services will commence at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Brian M. D'Abundo
Brian M. D'Abundo, 42, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born July 10, 1957, in Norwalk, Conn., and was a Medina County resident most of his life. He was employed as a maintenance millwright.
Mr. D'Abundo is survived by his wife, Sylvia of Brunswick; father, John D'Abundo of Brunswick; brother, Royce D'Abundo of Brunswick; sister, Sandra (Roger) Thomas of Litchfield Township; and nephew, Brett Thomas of Litchfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy D'Abundo.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial will be private.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brian and Sylvia D'Abundo fund at any FirstMerit Bank branch.

Earl H. Eberhart
Earl Howard Eberhart, 59, of Hinckley Township, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Southwest General Medical Center in Middleburg Heights.
Mr. Eberhart was born Jan. 11, 1941, in Wooster and lived in Hinckley for 5½ years, previously living in Brunswick for 43 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1005, previously belonged to the International Order of Odd Fellows and Boy Scouts of America, Chippewa District Committee. Mr. Eberhart enjoyed camping. He was a journeyman pipe fitter for 38 years at the Parma Chevy Plant.
Mr. Eberhart is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jane (nee Curtis) Eberhart of Hinckley; mother, Ruby (nee Meyers) Eberhart of Brunswick; sons, Howard Eberhart of New York, Scott Eberhart of Moultre, Ga., and Todd Eberhart of Hinckley; brother, Kenneth Eberhart of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dennis (Vicki) Eberhart of Kent; sisters, Sheila (Bruce) Clapper of Medina, Karen (Whit) Whittington of Bedford, Va., and Cheryl (Allen) Eberhart-Gerlat of Sagamore Hills; and grandchildren, Yvonne Eberhart, Daniel and Frances Bihn, and Alex and Jamie Shields.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mellville Eberhart.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Bennett's Corners Methodist Church, 47 W. 130th St., Hinckley. The Rev. Debra Speer-McAtee will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Hinckley.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 68, Akron, or Bennett's Corners United Methodist Church, 47 W. 130th St., Hinckley, 44233.

Otto R. Fojkar
Otto R. Fojkar, 85, of Valley City, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Valley City.
He was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Cleveland, and was a Medina County resident for 45 years. Mr. Fojkar was a pipe fitter for General Motors at the Parma Plant. He enjoyed bowling, golf and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris L. (nee Marquard); son, Dale R. Fojkar (deceased); daughter-in-law, Diana Fojkar (nee Clarke); daughter, Shirley Soinger; grandson, Jeff (Kim) Fojkar; granddaughter, Jennifer Fojkar (fiancé, Andy Gorecki); grandson, Scott Soinger; granddaughter, Tracey Soinger; and great-grandson, Kyle.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 301 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Emma T. Jusak
Emma T. Jusak, 85, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Parma General Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 12 years, previously living in North Royalton. Mrs. Jusak was a homemaker and was employed in the kitchen service at Midpark High School for 15 years.
Mrs. Jusak is survived by her husband, Albert Jusak of North Royalton; sons, James (Ellen) Jusak of North Royalton and Raymond (Sandra) Jusak of Atlanta; grandchildren, James, Robert, Scott and Sara; and sister, Evelyn Weiss of Hinckley Township.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Misciasci; and brother, Laddie Duchon.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mona M. Larkey
Mona Marie Larkey, 85, of Spencer, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Elyria United Methodist Home.
She was born Aug. 29, 1914, to Arthur and Grace Tomes Cowley and lived in Spencer for more than 60 years. Mrs. Larkey was a homemaker and member of Spencer United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Dolores (Richard) Wolf of Spencer; sons, Ronald (Dorene) Larkey of Berea, Gary (Linda) Larkey of Ashland and Norbert (Cheryl) Larkey of Elyria; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris (Leonard) Rounds of North Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett; and brother, Lester Cowley.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. The Rev. James Ellison of Spencer will officiate.
Burial: Spencer Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ann M. McClelland
Ann M. McClelland, 82, of Valley City, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000.
She was born in Berea and resided in Valley City for many years. She and her husband owned and operated Hillside Motel in Strongsville and Ann and Jim's Trading Post in Grafton for many years. Mrs. McClelland was a member of First Lutheran Church of Strongsville.
She is survived by her sons, James (Linda) McClelland of Brunswick and Walter McClelland of Cleveland Heights; grandchildren, Phillip, Chris and Ronald; great-grandchild, Keith; and sisters, Phyllis Leek of Berea and Alvina Russo of Cuyahoga Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1996; brothers, Nicholas and Chuck Costanzo; and sisters, Angela Rossi and Rose LaValle.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Charles Knerem will officiate.
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials suggested, if desired, to charity of donor's choice.

Charles K. Steele
Charles K. Steele, 41, of North Canton, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 12, 1959, in Berea and was a North Canton resident for five years. He worked as a mover for Atlas Van Lines.
Mr. Steele is survived by his parents, Earl and Glenda Byerley of Seville; sisters, Robin Carpenter, Laurie Norton and Rhonda Prentiss; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: Noon Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Memorial visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.


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