Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries

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Lois E. Ashley 
Lois E. (Nichols) Ashley, 65, of Ravenna, formerly of Medina, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at the Portage County Nursing Home following 10 months of declining health. 
She was born in Wadsworth May 25, 1935, to Charles and Frances (Ray) Daley and was a Ravenna resident for the past three years, having formerly lived in Medina. 
Mrs. Ashley was a former employee of Spiral Brush Co., of Hudson. She was a member of Lafayette United Methodist Church, Lafayette Grange, Prospect House Coffee Club and Portage County Society of the Blind. 
Mrs. Ashley is survived by her son, Chuck (Diane) Nichols of Ravenna; daughter, Tammy (Bob) Siebert of Cape Coral, Fla.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles (Freda) Daley of Medina. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Rev. Vernon White will officiate. 
Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Charles D. Griffitts 
Charles David Griffitts, 62, of Homerville, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at his home following a 10-month illness. 
He was born Jan. 23, 1938, to Joe and Gladys Hess Griffitts in Jewel Ridge, Va., and was a Cleveland resident before moving to Homerville in 1974. Mr. Griffitts was employed for 41 years with LTV Steel in Cleveland as an engineer for the River Terminal Railroad. He was a member of Assembly of God in Ashland and a 1956 graduate of Cleveland Trade School. Mr. Griffitts was a member of Lake Erie Roosevelt Masonic Lodge 662 in Cleveland. 
He is survived by sons, Daniel (Debra) Griffitts of Homerville, and Mitchell (Leslie) Griffitts of Burbank; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Gladys Griffitts of West Salem; and brother, Joseph (Wilhelmine) Griffitts of Sullivan. 
He was preceded in death by his father, and wife, Gladys. 
Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Rev. Donald Andreasen will officiate. 
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Homerville. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society, 20525 Center Ridge Road, #630, Cleveland, 44116. 

James A. Huber 
James A. Huber, 73, of Freehold, N.J., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at home after a long illness. 
He was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Cleveland and was raised in Medina County (York Township). He received a bachelor's degree from Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland. Mr. Huber was a chemical engineer with Alcoa, then Clevepak Corp. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church in Freehold. He served in the Navy as a pilot on aircraft carriers during the Korean War. 
Mr. Huber is survived by his wife, Irene Kelder Huber; sons, James P. (Irene) of Belchertown, Mass., Luke J. of Freehold and Joseph V. of Brick, N.J.; daughters, Mary Susan Huber, Mary Beth (Chris) Hunt, both of Freehold, and Mary Catherine (Mark) Karnowski of Philomath, Ore; two grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Mary) of Troy, Ohio; sisters, Dorothy Morris of Brunswick, Adele (Donald) Borling of Strongsville and Virginia (Al) Berlswill of Valley City; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Dorothy Huber, and brother, Thomas. 
Funeral services and burial were in Freehold. 
Higgins Memorial Home handled arrangements. 

Blanche B. Lawson 
Blanche B. Lawson, 71, of Huntington, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at her home following a brief illness. 
She was born April 30, 1929, in Little Birch, W.Va., and resided in the Grafton, Wellington and Huntington areas. Mrs. Lawson retired from Forest City Technologies in Wellington. 
She is survived by her children, John (Terry) Lawson Jr. of Lorain, Tom (Remy) Lawson of Turkey, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Kaiser of Wadsworth, Mrs. Jerry (Debbie) Linden of Huntington, and Mike Lawson of Huntington; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1971, and son, Roger, in 1969. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. Pastor Steve Carmany will officiate. 
Burial: Chatham Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Jackie Randles 
Jackie "Jack" Randles, 71, of Granger Township, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Southwest General Health Center. 
He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Layland, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 45 years. Mr. Randles was a member of Barberton Moose 759, AM Vets 149, VFW post 3532, American Legion post 202. He retired in 1980 from Sieberling Tire & Rubber in Barberton after 32 years of service. He served in the Army in the Korean War. He enjoyed yard work, gardening and his family. 
He is survived by his sons, Frank Randles of Florida, Charles Randles of Texas, and Jack (Tamra) Randles of Akron; stepson, Duane (Kristi) Lockhart of Norton; daughter, Linda Ancona of Novi, Mich.; stepdaughters, Becky (Frank) Tomor, Judy Lockhart, Terri (George) Ryerson and Karen (Don) George, all of Akron; brother, William (Sharon) Randles of Barberton; and 18 grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Jessie Randles and stepson, Randy. 
Memorial service: noon today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, Medina. Neil Carlson will officiate. 

Leonard W. Todd 
Leonard W. Todd, 76, of Medina, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in Cleveland. 
He was born March 5, 1924, in Chicago and was a Medina County resident for 25 years. Mr. Todd was a member of Holy Martyrs Church. He worked at Whitehouse Tree Farm and was a retired furniture sales representative. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
Mr. Todd is survived by his beloved wife Rita Todd (nee Tuszynski), to whom he was married 52 years; daughter, Mary (David) Martz of Chippewa Lake; son, Mark (Tracy) Todd of Medina; grandchildren, Dora and David Martz Jr. and Rachael Todd; and step grandchildren, Megan and Adam Lee. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Ron, and brother, Charles Totzke. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 Weymouth Road, Medina. Father Robert Pfeiffer will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Martyrs Church.

Enid Dull 
Enid Dull, 89, of Sanford, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Sanford. 
She was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Chatham Township to R.D. and Olevia Drake Fleming. She resided in Florida since 1959. 
Mrs. Dull is survived by her husband, Harold A. of Sanford; daughter, June Dull Jones; grandsons, Joseph, Jonathan and Jeremy Jones, all of Macon, Ga.; and sister, Julia Simon of Medina. 
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chatham Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. 

Joseph Perry 
Joseph Perry, 71, of Seville, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Akron City Hospital. 
He was born in St. Albans, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 50 years. Mr. Perry was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, especially his roses, woodworking and his family. He was a retired farmer and was employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Operating Engineers. Mr. Perry served in the Marine Corps during World War II. 
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty of Seville; sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Jan Perry, Carl and Kristi Perry and Michael and Melissa Perry, all of Seville; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Gary Hardy of Westfield Center; daughter, Bonita Mennell of Spencer; grandchildren, David Perry, Mark (Kristine) Mennell, William Perry, Dan (Vicki) Mennell, Gregg Hardy, Tim Mennell, Beth Perry, Jessica Perry, Becky Mennell and Lauren Perry; great-grandchildren, Tony and Cory Mennell; sisters, Nancy Straub of Rittman, Edna (Bob) Layton and Syble Burlingame, both of Enid, Okla., and Ruth Rose of Del Rio, Texas; sister-in-law, Barbara Perry of Nocona, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Brian; parents, A.E. and Sylvia Perry; and brothers, Richard and L.E. Perry. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Road, Seville. The Rev. Gerald Keller will officiate. 
Burial: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Sanctuary Fund, 9282 Acme Road, Seville, 44273. 
Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, Seville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Bernard L. Simmons 
Bernard L. "Bernie" Simmons, 81, of Granger Township, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
He was born in Medina Township and was a lifetime Medina County resident and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sharon Center. He was an industrial and commercial contractor and developer and was instrumental in attracting many industries to Medina since the 1950s. He was one of the founders of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. and was inducted into the Medina Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 1993. Mr. Simmons was a 32nd degree Mason, Valley of Cleveland, and an avid sportsman. He helped bring Little League to Medina and served as president and manager. Mr. Simmons was an industrial and commercial builder with Indelser Construction Co. and Gay Simmons & Sons Construction Co. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. 
Mr. Simmons is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Michael Griffith of California; sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard D. and Shirley Simmons of Cleveland Heights, Michael D. Simmons of Rocky River and Gene L. Luedy and Tim and Cindy Luedy, all of Medina; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert E. Simmons of Medina, Donald G. and Edie Simmons of Sharon Center and Harold E. and Betty Simmons of Granger Township. 
He was preceded in death by is wife, Berdeta. 
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6462 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. The Rev. David Smith will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina Hospital Foundation, 1000 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256, or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6462 Ridge Road, Sharon Center, 44274.

Jewell E. Hilton 
Jewell E. Hilton, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000. 
She was born in Uniontown and lived all of her life in the Akron area. Mrs. Hilton attended Northampton United Methodist Church and was a member of Eastern Star 567, Yusef Khan Caldron 24, Daughters of America 296 and Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3294. 
Mrs. Hilton is survived by her sons, James A. (Sandy) of Ravenna and Bill M. (Maggie) Hilton of Lodi; daughter, Geraldine Hilton of Akron; grandchildren, James R., Richard L., Albert and Will Hilton; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Brittany and Skylar Hilton; and brother, Ralph King of Cuyahoga Falls. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; son, Jeffrie; and brothers, Clarence and John King. 
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Billow Falls Chapel, corner of 23rd and Falls Avenue. The Rev. David A. Scavuzzo will officiate. 
Interment: Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where Caldron services will be held at 7. 
Memorials may be made to Northampton United Methodist Church, 852 W. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 44223. 

Steven P. Patterson 
Steven P. Patterson, 47, of Wadsworth, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 15, 1952, in Harrisburg Pa., to James D. Patterson and Dorothy Eldridge Patterson. He moved with his family to Fairview Park in 1959 and attended Fairview Park High School. Mr. Patterson spent most of his life in the Seville/Wadsworth area, where he was employed by Nabisco and Martin Rubber Co. 
He is survived by his father, James D. (Louise) Patterson of Ormond Beach, Fla.; sons, Michael (Tiffany), Matthew and Joseph, all of Rittman; brothers, James of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Michael (Barbara) of Valley City; sister, Joyce (Richard) Melzer of Medina; granddaughter, Summer; and loving friend, Cindi Taylor. 
He was preceded in death by his mother. 
A private family service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Malloy Memorial Service, Cleveland, handled arrangements. 

Joseph Perry 
Joseph Perry, 71, of Seville, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Akron City Hospital. 
He was born in St. Albans, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 50 years. Mr. Perry was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, especially his roses, woodworking and his family. He was a retired farmer and was employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Operating Engineers. Mr. Perry served in the Marine Corps during World War II. 
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty of Seville; sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Jan Perry, Carl and Kristi Perry and Michael and Melissa Perry, all of Seville; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Gary Hardy of Westfield Center; daughter, Bonita Mennell of Spencer; grandchildren, David Perry, Mark (Kristine) Mennell, William Perry, Dan (Vicki) Mennell, Gregg Hardy, Tim Mennell, Beth Perry, Jessica Perry, Becky Mennell and Lauren Perry; great-grandchildren, Tony and Cory Mennell; sisters, Nancy Straub of Rittman, Edna (Bob) Layton and Syble Burlingame, both of Enid, Okla., and Ruth Rose of Del Rio, Texas; sister-in-law, Barbara Perry of Nocona, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Brian; parents, A.E. and Sylvia Perry; and brothers, Richard and L.E. Perry. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Road, Seville. The Rev. Gerald Keller will officiate. 
Burial: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Sanctuary Fund, 9282 Acme Road, Seville, 44273. 
Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, Seville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Bernard L. Simmons 
Bernard L. "Bernie" Simmons, 81, of Granger Township, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
He was born in Medina Township and was a lifetime Medina County resident and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sharon Center. He was an industrial and commercial contractor and developer and was instrumental in attracting many industries to Medina since the 1950s. He was one of the founders of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. and was inducted into the Medina Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 1993. Mr. Simmons was a 32nd degree Mason, Valley of Cleveland, and an avid sportsman. He helped bring Little League to Medina and served as president and manager. Mr. Simmons was an industrial and commercial builder with Indelser Construction Co. and Gay Simmons & Sons Construction Co. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. 
Mr. Simmons is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Michael Griffith of California; sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard D. and Shirley Simmons of Cleveland Heights, Michael D. Simmons of Rocky River and Gene L. Luedy and Tim and Cindy Luedy, all of Medina; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert E. Simmons of Medina, Donald G. and Edie Simmons of Sharon Center and Harold E. and Betty Simmons of Granger Township. 
He was preceded in death by is wife, Berdeta. 
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6462 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. The Rev. David Smith will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 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 Medina Hospital Foundation, 1000 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256, or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6462 Ridge Road, Sharon Center, 44274. 

Louise S. Thompson 
Louise S. "Sally" Thompson, 78, of La Crosse, Wis., died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born June 14, 1922, in New Paltz, N.Y., to William and Margaret Sutherland. Sally lived in various communities throughout the United States and spent the last 18 years in La Crosse. She was a small aircraft pilot in the 1930s and 1940s and worked as a model and dental hygienist. She also enjoyed skydiving and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in La Crosse. 
Sally is survived by her children, Susan (Harold) Courtney of Hammond, La., James M. Thompson III of San Francisco, Robert W. (Eileen) Thompson of Medina and Thomas S. (Jean) Thompson of La Crosse; 12 grandchildren, which includes Melissa, Brendan, Katherine and Ryan Thompson, all of Medina; 11 great-grandchildren; and four sisters. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Thompson Jr., on Feb. 28, 1993, whom she married on Oct. 19, 1944; two grandchildren; and 11 siblings. 
A memorial service was held Sept. 15 at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Very Rev. Robert Cook officiated.

Clarence J. Crites 
Clarence J. Crites, 63, of Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Sullivan. 
He was born in Nichols County, W.Va., to Stanley and Freda Roberts Crites and lived in Chatham, residing the past 21 years in Spencer. Mr. Crites was a self employed mechanic. 
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (nee Spurlock); daughters, Diane Crites of Brunswick, and Mrs. Ken (Doreen) Blewitt of LaGrange; son, Randall (Lorraine) Crites of Spencer; five grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Cotroneo of Nitro, W.Va., and Evelyn Taylor of Brunswick; and brother, Eugene Crites of St. Albans, W.Va. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Richard. 
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. today at the Apostolic Lighthouse of Chatham, 8731 Spencer Lake Road, Spencer. Pastor Harold Ray of Chatham will officiate. 
There will be no calling hours. 
Parker & Son Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements. 

Kenneth E. Swartz 
Kenneth E. Swartz, 60, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. 
Mr. Swartz was born in Lancaster and resided in Wadsworth for the past 3 1/2 years. He was a member of Fairfield Church of Christ in Lancaster. Mr. Swartz was a truck driver for Artic Express for three years, previously working at Dana Corp. He was a U.S. Army veteran. 
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (nee Courtney); sons and daughters-in-law, Kyle and Amber Swartz of Wadsworth, Richard and Lori Holt of Columbus; daughters, Karen (Mrs. Gary) Reid of Biloxi, Miss., Leslie Keller of Ocean Springs, Miss., Toni Miller of Summerfield, Fla.; mother, Ruth Swartz; brother, Jerry (Barb); sister, Barbara (Mrs. Dave) Seymour; sister-in-law, Linda Swartz, all of Lancaster, Ohio; sister, Judy (Mrs. John) Bowers of Lancaster, Ky; 11 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Gladys Courtney of Lancaster; brother-in-law, Carl (Judy) Courtney of Baltimore, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, and brother, Ronald. 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at the Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Chaplain Rebecca Belt will officiate. 
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Leonard P. Walls 
Leonard P. Walls, 35, passed into a new life Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his residence in Westfield Township. He was a warrior in his long battle with cancer. 
Mr. Walls graduated from Cloverleaf High School in 1984. He loved motorcycling, hunting and was a self-employed truck driver. 
He is survived by his parents, Leonard and Phyllis (Bobish) Walls; very caring brothers and sister-in-law, John F. Walls of Cleveland and Michael and Barbara Walls of Wadsworth; beloved nephews, Michael and Nicholas Walls; and grandmother, Helen Bobish of Glen Robbins, Ohio. 
Service: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. This will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial, noon, at Community of Jesus Emmanuel, 60 High St., Seville. The Rev. Michael A. Wittman will officiate. 
Interment: Woodland Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's gardens must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you are suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine".

Michael C. Burkett 
Michael C. Burkett, 25, of Seville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 
He was born in Barberton and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Mr. Burkett was a graduate of Cloverleaf High School and the Medina County Career Center. He graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in commercial arts and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Mr. Burkett enjoyed all kinds of sports, music, his art and writing poetry. He worked in graphic design for Action Flexo Graphics. 
He is survived by his mother, Judy Burkett of Seville; father and stepmother, Russell and Susan Burkett of Creston; brother, Anthony Burkett of Seville; sister, Lisa Burkett of Seville; grandparents, Bob and Janet Briggs of Seville and Roland and Isabelle Burkett of Wadsworth; aunts, Cheryl Bishop of Wadsworth, Cathy (Harry) Kimes of Homeworth, Ohio, and Wendy (Steve) Avery of Austintown, Ohio; uncles, Bob Briggs Jr. of Reno; Chris (Jan) Briggs of Doylestown and Jon (Belinda) Briggs of Orrville; many cousins; one nephew; and many, many special friends. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St. The Rev. Philip Wilden will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St., Seville, 44273, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 944 Wye Drive, Akron, 44303. 

Richard M. Huffman 
Richard M. Huffman, 73, of Lakeland, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Lakeland. 
He was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Medina and moved from Elyria 10 years ago. Mr. Huffman was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars post 1079 in Elyria. He was a retired meat cutter for Kroger for 39 years. 
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Koepp and Hollie Rice, both of Elyria, Connie Bosko of Cleveland and Lorrie Huffman of Lakeland; son, Rick Huffman of Lakeland; brothers, Lloyd Huffman and James Huffman, both of Medina; and sister, Nadine Pandur of Medina; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Sally Jo Huffman, who passed away in February 1998. 
Mitchell-Harden Funeral Home, Winter Haven, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles A. Krohne 
Charles A. Krohne, 68, of Grafton, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Hospice Care Center. 
He was born in Ashville, Pa., and was a Medina County resident most of his life. Mr. Krohne was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He was a retired state meat inspector for the Ohio Department of Agriculture and served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. He was an avid outdoorsman. 
He is survived by his sons, Fred (Mary) Krohne of Seville, Charles (Joan) Krohne of Lafayette Township, John Krohne of Brunswick and James (Marlies) Krohne of Akron; five grandchildren; sisters, Edna McMullin and Ruth Roth, both of Sharon, Pa., Martha Barnett of Talequah, Okla., Katherine Lewis of Rochester, N.Y., and Irene Martin of Orwell, Ohio; brother, E. George Krohne of Fallen Timber, Pa.; and special friend, Ruth Billman of Grafton. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, and seven brothers. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice Care Center, 3340 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn, 44333. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Paul W. Stanley 
Paul W. Stanley, 87, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000. 
He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber with 20 years of service. Mr. Stanley was a life member of the Airmen Association. 
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Theresa Anne Stanley; son, Gary (Amy) Stanley; grandson, Derek Stanley of Rittman; brother, Eugene (Helen) Stanley of Barberton; sister, Naomi Schake of Buffalo, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Service: Noon on Monday at Cox Funeral Home, 7984 Ridge Road, (state Route 94), Wadsworth. 
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Eula L. True 
Eula Lee True, 68, of Sullivan Township, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Ray County, Tenn., to Glaspy and Martha England Janow and resided in Sullivan for 45 years. Mrs. True was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts and upholstering. She was a former member of Sullivan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Sullivan Order of Eastern Star. 
She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Paul (Diana) Pomeroy of Spencer, Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Barr of Ashland and Mrs. Bud (Patsy) Schuck of Grafton; grandchildren, Mrs. Keith (Trudi) Zimmerman of Wadsworth, Hank Pomeroy of Akron, Chad Barr of Ashland, Mrs. Brad (Julie) Bailey of Sullivan, and Katie and Stephanie Schuck, both of Grafton; sisters, Anna Mae Ray, Elsie Durham and Dorothy Janow, all of Spring City, Tenn.; and brother, Gaither Janow of Spring City. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace; sisters, Ellen Manning and Clara Strader; and brother, Bill Janow. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. Pastors Mark Goslin and Mike Daniele will officiate. 
Burial: Spencer Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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