|Dewey R. Butt
Dewey R. Butt, 77, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Oahu,
He was born in Pekin, Ill., and resided in Wadsworth since 1965. He
was a 1941 graduate of Pekin Community High School and received his degree
in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1951. After
graduation, he was an industrial engineer with Standard Oil Co. until his
retirement in December 1978. After his retirement, Mr. Butt owned and operated
the Union 76 Truck Stop in Strattanville, Pa., for three years.
He was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, Wadsworth Kiwanis
Club, Akron Rubber City Harmonica Club, Akron Toastmasters, Akron Astronomy
Club and a former member of the Wadsworth Airport Commission. He also was
chairman of the Rubber City Open in 1959 and was past president of Akron
Mr. Butt enjoyed traveling, gardening and volunteering. He was a pilot
in the U.S. Navy during World War II and a retired lieutenant commander
in the Naval Reserve.
Mr. Butt is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bernadine "Bea" W. (nee
Hoerr); sons and daughters-in-law, Ross R. "Toby" and Christine of Hinckley,
Todd W. of Middletown, Ohio, Thomas J. of Cincinnati, Timothy D. and Sandra
of Johnstown, Ohio, and Terrence J. and Susan of Westfield Center; daughter
and son-in-law, Nancy Ann and Frank Spisak of Strongsville; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Werter and Celia Richmond
Butt; brother, William W.; and daughter-in-law, Joanne.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad
St. The Rev. Kurt Landerholm will officiate.
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hilliard & Mullaney
Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
The family prefers no flowers and requests contributions to Wadsworth
United Methodist Church or Wadsworth Kiwanis Club.
Jewel E. Allport
Jewel E. Allport, 76, of Polk, Ohio, formerly of Seville and Vallejo,
Calif., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland.
She was born in Cleveland to John and Eula White Bistor and was a Medina
County resident most of her life. She was a member of Seville Baptist Church
and Wooster Baptist Temple. She was married to Carl Still, the father of
three of their children, for 25 years and Donald Allport for 14 years.
Mrs. Allport worked for Lightning Rod Mutual of Wooster and Ohio Farmers
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jeannette
Still of Burbank, and Steven and Holly Still of Polk City, Fla.; daughter
and son-in-law, Vicki and Ray Akers of Polk; brothers, Eugene Bistor of
Rittman and Robert Bistor of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant
St., Seville. The Rev. Mike Daniele will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Meals on
Christopher A. Kreiner II
Christopher A. Kreiner II, 17, of Brunswick, died Friday, March 9,
2001, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.
He was born April 23, 1983, and was a senior at Brunswick High School.
He is survived by his parents, Mary and Michael Pavlic; sister, Leona
Kreiner; and grandparents, Robert and Elnora Markle and Michael and Dorothy
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Kreiner.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642
Pear Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. The Rev.
George Gribbons will officiate.
Burial: Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Emma K. Salay
Emma K. Salay, 75, passed away Friday, March 9, 2001, at Altercare
Emma was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Cleveland and was a Wadsworth resident
for 15 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Sacred Heart Church
She is survived by her daughter, Emily Salay of Rittman; sons, Joe
(Debbie) Salay of Wadsworth and Steve (Teri) Salay of Marshallville; sisters,
Margie Buehner of Sharon Center, Tillie Janis of Richfield, Frieda Huff
of Hinckley Township and Mickie Platko of Maple Heights; brothers, Joe
and Frankie Buehner, both of Sharon Center; nine grandchildren; and three
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex J.
Service: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel,
765 N. Court St. Deacon Roger Klaas will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Dennis A. Fehlner
Dennis A. Fehlner, 50, of Medina, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in
He was born April 24, 1950, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident
for eight years. Mr. Fehlner was a metallurgical engineer at Ford Motor
Co. for 26 years. He was retired from the Ohio Army National Guard, Company
B 112th Engineer Battalion. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, running, woodworking
He is survived by his wife, Linda M. (nee Kyer) of Medina; sons, Alan
P. Fehlner and Jason T. Fehlner, both of Cleveland, and Matthew R. Fehlner
of Olmsted Falls; stepson, Gilbert T. Korka of Grafton; grandson, Jeremy
Korka; granddaughter, Jamie Korka; father, George T. Fehlner of Avon Lake;
mother, Dorothy M. Fehlner of Cleveland; grandmother, Alice C. Fehlner
of Avon Lake; sister, Deborah L. Darnell of Avon Lake; brother, Robert
G. Fehlner of Broadview Heights; very good friend, Diane C. Fehlner of
Olmsted Falls; and companions, his dogs, Amber and Sissy.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road,
Medina. The Rev. John Chapman will officiate.
Burial: Elmhurst Cemetery, Avon.
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
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone church.
Alice J. Myers
Alice J. Myers, 78, of Medina, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Medina
She was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Brecksville and was a Medina County resident
for 60-plus years. Mrs. Myers was a member of Medina United Methodist Church
and was the church secretary at Medina United Church of Christ for 25 years.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her son, Kenneth (Debi) Myers of Leesburg,
Va.; daughter, Marie (Matthew) Smith of Canal Fulton; and grandchildren,
Kristen and Cortney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland, and son, Jeffery.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel,
765 N. Court St. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Poe Cemetery, Medina Township.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Gladys B. Kramer
Gladys B. Kramer, 87, of Medina, formerly of West Salem, died Wednesday,
March 14, 2001, at Pythian Sisters Home in Medina.
She was born Oct. 7, 1913, in Pennsville, Ohio, to Bernard and Ethel
(Martin) Benjamin. Mrs. Kramer was a homemaker all her life. She was a
member of the Garfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star 324.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, James and Barbara
Kramer, Robert and Evelyn Kramer, all of Medina, William and Carolyn Kramer
of Charleston, S.C., and Carolyn Sue Harris of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; 10
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenneth Benjamin
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kramer, in 1992; infant
son, John Howard Kramer; great-grandson, Justin; and brothers, Leonard
and Donald Benjamin.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Pastor
Robert Holmes will officiate.
Interment: Rowsburg Cemetery, Polk.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mary R. Bader
Mary R. Bader, 81, of Medina, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at her
She was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Hanna, Wyo., and was a Medina County
resident for 35 years. Mrs. Bader graduated from the University of Wyoming.
She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught in the Bay Village and Medina
school systems. Mrs. Bader was a member of the League of Women Voters and
the American Association of University Women. She served in the U.S. Marines
during World War II.
Mrs. Bader is survived by her sons, Brad (Susan) Bader and Donald Bader,
both of Medina; daughters, Susan (Charles) Bates of Wooster and Nancy (Phil)
Baird of Medina; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and brother, John
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church,
606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Stephen Kaminski will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland,
10011 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106, or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Arrangements by Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel.
Joseph G. Maynard
Joseph G. Maynard, 78, of Hinckley, died Friday, March 16, 2001, in
He was born March 5, 1923, in Kentucky and was a Medina County resident
since 1964. He was an ink proofer for American National Can for 37 years.
Mr. Maynard enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and his beagles. He served
in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Maynard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mabel (nee Domincik);
sons, Ralph T. (Gloria) Maynard of California and Richard J. (Susan) Maynard
of Minnesota; daughters, Rose M. (Robert) McGuire of Cleveland and Rita
A. Blough (fiancé Jim Miktuk) of Medina; sister, Tennie Leslie of
Cleveland; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Russell.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Dr. Richard
S. Powers will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797
N. Court St., Medina, 44256, or Grace Baptist Church, 3289 Laurel Road,
Eloise Neeson (nee Whitmore), 78, of Bay Village, died Friday, March
16, 2001, at Fairview Hospital.
She was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Medina, and was a Bay Village resident
for 32 years. She was an active participant in the Bay Village community.
Her weekly columns and feature stories on Bay Village people and happenings
were a staple of the West Life newspaper for 10 years. She later created
the first Bay Village column for the Lorain Journal (now the Morning Journal),
which ran for another nine years until her retirement in 1991. Mrs. Neeson
graduated from Medina High School and attended Bluffton College. While
living in Dayton, she worked as news editor of the Oakwood Press and assistant
public relations director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Neeson moved to Bay Village from Dayton with her husband, John
"Jack," and four children in 1968 and almost immediately became active
in the Bay Village Women's Club. She served as president of the club in
1975 and 1976. She was perhaps most proud of the fact that, during her
presidency, she initiated and headed a drive for a charter amendment to
purchase the first paramedic unit for the City of Bay Village. This ballot
initiative resoundingly passed in November 1976. It was because of her
leadership, dedication and hard work that the paramedic unit was initially
created, giving Bay Village access to one of the first paramedic units
in the West Shore area. Mrs. Neeson was transported to Fairview Hospital
on Wednesday, March 8, by the Bay Village Paramedic Unit after having been
cared for in her home for a year by her children and close family friends.
Mrs. Neeson also was an active member of the Bay United Methodist Church
and was a trustee of the church for several years in the mid 1990s. As
a trustee for the Bay Interfaith Housing Corporation, she served on the
Board of Trustees for the Knickerbocker Apartments for Senior Living, also
located in Bay Village. She was secretary of the board for one year.
With a great interest in genealogy, Mrs. Neeson was active in the Martha
Devotion Huntington Chapter, Daughters of the Revolution. She also was
an organizing president of Henry Brooks Chapter, Colonial Dames, which
was named after one of Mrs. Neeson's ancestors. Her hobbies were antiques,
finding bargains at garage sales, reading, walking and travel, especially
with her children.
Mrs. Neeson is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Robin
of Westfield Center, and Michael and Eva of North Olmsted; daughter and
son-in-law, Teresa and Charles Wochna; daughter, Margaret "Peg" Neeson
of Bay Village; grandchildren, Christopher Patrick Neeson, Charles Daniel
Neeson, Caitlin Elizabeth Wochna, and Jacob Charles Wochna; sister, Patricia
Dean of Painesville; and brother, Max M. Whitmore of North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. today at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931
Lake Road, Bay Village.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to Fairview
Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Chapel.
Deborah L. Miller
Deborah L. Miller (nee Cipra) has passed away.
She was the beloved wife of Don "Chris"; loving mother of William L.
(Monica), Christopher L. and Nicholas A.; dear grandmother of Courtney
L., Andrew S., and the late Sean T.; daughter of Pat (nee Clark); and the
late William Cipra; and sister of Burton (Susan) Cipra.
Service: 1 p.m. Sunday at Baker Funeral Home, Berea.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary C. Peters
Mary C. Peters (nee Just), 69, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, March
14, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio, and was a Brunswick resident for
27 years. Her interests included taking care of family, reading and family
vacations at the beach. She was employed as an administrative office assistant
for 15 years and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene of Brunswick, with whom she
would have celebrated 45 years of marriage on April 28; daughters, Teresa
Ann Peters, Mary Jean (Dean) Milanko and Diane (Thomas) Buhrman, all of
Brunswick; and grandchildren, Melissa and Ryan Milanko, and Cory and Cody
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Teresa Just, and
sister, Catherine Kirkhart.
Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Carlson, A Golden
Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Medina
County Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Medina, 44256.
Eva L. Prunty
Eva L. Prunty, 86, of Barberton, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Country
Meadow Care Center in Bellville.
She was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Buffalo Valley, Tenn., to Abraham and
Martha (Wilkerson) Lynch. She was married to Don Cornell for over 20 years.
Mrs. Prunty worked for Barberton Citizens Hospital for over 15 years. She
loved gardening, canning, quilting and homemaking.
She is survived by her son, Lloyd (Patricia) Cornell of Seville; three
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Leon Lynch of Nashville,
She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, and her husband.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, 9560
Acme Road, Seville. The Rev. Jim Patterson will officiate.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: one hour prior to the services.
Lois E. Scott
Lois E. Scott, 87, of Lodi, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2001, at
Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster, where she had resided the past
She was born March 30, 1913, in the Methodist parsonage in Ashley,
Ohio, to the Rev. Charles and Josephine Howard Cole. She was a graduate
of North Fairfield High School. Mrs. Scott received her teaching certificate
from Ohio University and taught elementary school for several years in
North Fairfield, Plymouth and Lodi. She and her husband owned and operated
Scott & Sons IGA in Lodi from 1938 to 1961. They later joined with
Ray and Verna Turk in 1959 to build and operate Strike & Spare Lanes
in Lodi. Mrs. Scott was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church and the
Lodi Chapter 137 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years where she
was past matron. She loved her family and friends.
Mrs. Scott is survived by her sons, Chuck (Pat) Scott of Brentwood,
Tenn., Larry (Irene) Scott of Westfield Center and Tom (Bonnie) Scott of
Medina; grandchildren, Jo (Richard) Drumright of Brentwood, Jim (Val) Scott
of Anderson, Ind., Barb (Brad) Dawson of Medina, Pam (Steve) Bredemeier
of Bexley, Ohio, David (Colleen) Scott of Hilliard, Brian (Sandy) Scott
of Mason, Ohio, and Sue (Bo Robert) Thompson of Medina; and great-grandchildren,
Will, Rachel, Taylor, Zach, Jeremy, Curtis, Joy, Ethan, Henry, Annie and
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Correl E., in 1981,
whom she married June 20, 1934; sisters, Helen Fee and Margaret Harry;
and brother, Howard Cole.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. March 24 at Parker & Son Funeral Home,
210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 p.m. and one hour prior to the memorial service
March 24. Order of the Eastern Star services will be held at 2:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may
be made to Lodi United Methodist Church, 320 Medina St., Lodi, 44254, or
the Society for Handicapped Citizens, 4283 Paradise Road, Seville, 44273.
Andy Sewalish, 82, of Hinckley, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Hinckley.
He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Bakerton, Pa., and was a Medina County
resident for 44 years. Mr. Sewalish was a maintenance supervisor for Tinnerman
Industries in Brook Park for 34 years. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, camping
and travel. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Sewalish
was a member of Junior Achievement, the Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corp.
and the American Legion post in Hinckley. Mr. Sewalish was active in the
Brunswick and Hinckley Little Leagues. He was a founding member of Our
Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hinckley and with his wife was active
in the building of their new Shrine of Two Hearts. He served in the U.
S. Army during World War II and had received the Purple Heart.
Mr. Sewalish is survived by his wife of 58 years, Verna Sewalish; daughters,
Peg Bush and Michelle (Chuck) Lupica; sons, Larry, Rick and Ken (Barb);
brothers, Matt and Paul (Kathryn); sister, Ann Pelko; grandchildren, Deb,
Chris, Natascha, Tanya, Rick Jr., Heather, Bret, Kelly, Jordan, Sam and
Cal; and great-grandchildren, Marlena, Julia and Mary Ellen.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Heidi; five brothers;
and two sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, Hinckley. Pastor William O'Neill will preside.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral
Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate
David K. Hinderman
David K. Hinderman, 53, of Brook Park, died Friday, March 16, 2001,
at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born July 19, 1947, at Medina Community Hospital. He worked
at the Ford Motor Co. casting plant. He enjoyed throwing darts, playing
billiards and golf. He also enjoyed fishing, locksmithing and being a masseuse.
He is survived by his mother, Eileen Hinderman of Medina; daughter,
Traci S. (Roy) Range of Olmsted Falls; son, Trent J. (Carolyn) Hinderman
of Olmsted Township; sisters, Kathleen A. Hinderman and Terri L. Kunkler,
both of Lodi, Peggy Jo Garnsey of Creston, Pamela J. Foster of Oklahoma
and Teddi L. Sunkel of Wooster; and brothers, Kevin S. Hinderman and Brian
K. Hinderman, both of Kentucky, and Timothy S. Hinderman of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Hinderman.
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
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Allen C. Alexander
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens on Grafton Road, Brunswick.
Donald O. Walling
Donald O. Walling, 85, of Medina, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Ohio
Pythian Sisters Home in Medina following a short illness.
He was born in Salomina, Ind., and moved to Medina County in the early
1940s, where he and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm for many years.
He used to manage and play baseball at the former Abbeyville Ballfield.
Mr. Walling was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley
City. He and his wife were part of the first team of couples involved in
starting the tape ministry for the church. Mr. Walling enjoyed following
the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and boxing.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gertrude (nee Roth); son, Jim
Walling of Brunswick; daughter, Nancy Walling of Medina; grandsons, Brent
and Jason Walling; sister, Norma Moehle of Medina; and brother, Elmer Walling
Jr. of Middleburg Heights.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mayme Walling; sister,
Lucille Sontos; and brother, Robert Walling.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home,
2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church,
1377 Lester Road, Valley City. The Rev. Dennis Murawski will officiate.
Burial: St. Paul Church Cemetery, Valley City.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran