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From page 10 of the 25 September 1974 issue of the Greenfield, Ohio "Greenfield Daily Times".
Orvel C. Moomaw, 78, Lyndon Rt. 1, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at
University Hospital, Columbus, after a nine-week illness.
Born in Ross County Mar. 23, 1896, he was the son of Franklin M.
Moomaw and Ida Curry Moomaw. On June 10, 1936, he married the former
Kathleen Brust, who survives.
He was a member of the South Salem Presbyterian Church, the Paint
Valley Camera Club, men's Bible class in his church and was a school teacher
in Ross County schools. He was a veteran of World War I.
Service will be held at Murray Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
officiated by Rev. Clair Emerick. Burial will follow in South Salem
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

From the 12 Feb. 1993 issue of the Greenfield, Ohio "Greenfield Daily Times", page 8:
Maggie M. Schiller, 95, of South Salem, Ohio, died at 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 1993, in Greenfield Area Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 28, 1897 in Adams County, Ohio, to David and
Rosa Mae Thomas McMullin. She was a cafeteria employee of the Buckskin
Schools. She was a self-taught weaver and spent much of her time weaving
rugs. She was a member of the South Salem United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Romaine) Smith of
Greenfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert E. Schiller on
April 10, 1970, and one son, H. Dale Schiller on Dec. 28, 1983.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1993 at
Murray Funeral Home. Rev. David Dunaway will officiate with burial to
follow in South Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

From the 29 Sept. 1982 issue of the Greenfield, Ohio "Greenfield Daily Times":

Nellie Maranda Hoffman Kennedy, 83, of 2902 S. West Armburst Rd.,
Washington C.H. died Tuesday at 12 p.m. at her residence following a four
month illness.
Born August 7, 1899 in Ross County, she was the daughter of Nathan
Dawson Hoffman and Minnie Bell Taylor Hoffman.
The wife of Jahile Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy's husband preceded her in
death on March 18, 1963.
A member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the American
Legion Auxiliary, Paul Hughey Unit No. 25, Washington C.H.; the Immanuel
Baptist Church, Washington C.H.; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 108,
Chillicothe; Fayette County Auxiliary of WWI No. 2291, and former deputy
registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Ross County. Mrs. Kennedy was
a 1916 graduate of Buckskin High School and a 1955 graduate of Wilmington
College. She taught school for 49 years in the Wilson, Black, Lyndon,
Waugh, South Scioto at Massieville and Buckskin Schools. She retired in
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Elwood (Margaret) Cokonougher
of S. West Armburst Rd., Washington C.H.; six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Murray's
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

The following obituary is from an unnamed and undated newspaper clipping:

Funeral services for Nathan Dawson Hoffman, 77-year-old farmer of
R.F.D. 1, Greenfield, and a life-long resident of Buckskin township, Ross
county, will be conducted from the Murray Co. chapel, Friday afternoon at 2
Rev. Franklin Norris, pastor of the United Brethren church, will
officiate at the last rites and at interment in Greenlawn cemetery,
Neighbors will serve as pallbearers.
Hoffman died about noon, Wednesday, at his home in the Slate Hill
community. He had been in ill health for two years.
Deceased was born Aug. 24, 1861, the son of John and Margaret
Freshour Hoffman.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hile Kennedy and Miss Blanche
Hoffman, both of whom lived with their father; a granddaughter, Margaret
Kennedy; and one sister, a resident of Holliday's Cove, W. Va.
Hoffman's wife, Miss Minnie Bell before their marriage, preceded
him in death in 1936.
Relatives and friends may view the body at the Murray Co. Funeral

Chief Carpenter's Mate Edward Scott Osborn, a native of Ross
county, was killed at his battle station, Aug. 8, when a torpedo from a Jap
ship scored a direct hit on the heavy cruiser Astoria, in the Solomon
islands, according to information just received by his sister, Mrs. Anthony
Fout, Frankfort, Route 2.
His wife, who made her home at Knoxville, Tenn., previously had
been notified of his death, but details of when and where it occurred were
not released until the Navy announced the Astoria as one of the ships
damaged or sunk in this engagement.
Later information came from a shipmate who escaped.
Mrs. Osborn visited here in October and left Tennessee on Nov. 9 to
go on to San Diego, Calif., where she will make her home.
The son of Jacob and Mary Osborn, Edward Scott Osborn was born Oct.
28, 1902, near Lyndon. He attended Waugh school near there, and enlisted in
the Navy in December, 1922. He remained in the service until the time of
his death. Besides his wife and sister, two brothers survive: Chauncey at
Frankfort and Harry at Cincinnati.

Charles Wayne Osborn, 51, of Frankfort, died 5:15 a.m. Friday at
V.A. Medical Center, Chillicothe.
He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Ross County, the son of Chancey and
Elsie Dickey Osborn.
Mr. Osborn, an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, was a retired
auto mechanic. He was a member of Frankfort Lodge No. 309 F&AM, Scottish
Rite, and Joseph Ellsworth White Post 483 American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ernestine Smith, whom he
married Oct. 7, 1952; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Osborn of Ft. Myers,
Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Dorothy) Hawkins of Frankfort.
Mr. Osborn was predeceased by a son, Gary, and a brother, Robert.
Service was 2 p.m. Monday at Fisher's Funeral Home, Frankfort, with
Rev. Glen Hiles officiating and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort.
Military service was conducted at the cemetery by Joseph Ellsworth White
Post 483 American Legion.

Mary L. Waldren, 100, of Morgantown, Ohio, died at 6:45 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 1993 in Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon.
She was born Sept. 26, 1892, in Pike County to Charles and
Clementine Fowler Cartwright. She was a member of the Morgantown Church of
Christ in Christian Union.
On June 11, 1908, she married John M. Waldren, who died in 1966.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Leeth of New Fain Road,
Peebles; a daughter-in-law, Clearel Waldren of Chillicothe; seven
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the
Smith-Moore Funeral Home in Bainbridge. Rev. Don Humble will officiate with
burial to follow in Gardner Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jane Downing, 62, of Winchester, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at
the Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley.
She was born in Adams County, on Aug. 9, 1939, the daughter of
Odra and Mary (Bowman) Naylor.
She was a member of the Winchester Church of Christ in Christian
Union. She retired after 43 years as Executive Vice President of First
State Bank.
She was preceded in death by her father, Odra Naylor, and her
son, Chad Downing.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tom Downing, of
Winchester; mother, Mary Naylor, of Winchester; daughters and son-in-law,
Barbara and Tim Shipley, of Winchester, Leslie Downing and friend, Bradley
Jones, of Winchester; grandchildren, Jacquelin, David and Madelin Shipley;
brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Patty Naylor, of Winchester, Danny
and Shirley Naylor, of Winchester; sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and
Larry Young, of Winchester.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2001 at
the Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, with the Rev. Dan
Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Maysville Cemetery,
Maysville, Ky.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Winchester
Church of Christ in Christian Union.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope, 1 West McDonald
Parkway, Maysville, KY 41056.
Bradford-Sullivan Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the
arrangements. To sign the online register book, visit

From 24 March 1998 "The Columbus Dispatch" ; Columbus, Ohio; page 4C, column 5:
Dorothy Cook Shoemaker, widow of the late Lt. Gov. Myrl H.
Shoemaker, died early yesterday at Ohio State University Medical Center
after a brief illness. She was 79. Mrs. Shoemaker and her husband, who
served in the Ohio House for 24 years, celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1985, shortly before he died of cancer while serving as
lieutenant governor with Democratic Gov. Richard F. Celeste. The Shoemakers
had eight children, including state Sen. Michael C. Shoemaker,
D-Bourneville; Ron; Kathy; Keith; Kevin; Brenda; Myrl Jr.; and Debbie
Holgren. There are 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Calling
hours are scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ware Funeral Home in
Chillicothe. A funeral will be held at the Bourneville Christian Union
Church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with burial at Twin Township Cemetery,
Bourneville. The family requests that any donations be made to the Myrl
Shoemaker Scholarship Fund in care of the dean's office at Ohio University,
P.O. Box 269, Chillicothe, 45601. --- Lee Leonard.

From an old newspaper clipping with the date Dec. 29, 1967 written on it. The name of the newspaper is not shown, but the format shows it to be a Greenfield, Ohio newspaper.
Service for Charles Franklin Clouser, 59, 1013 McClain ave.,
will be read at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Murray funeral home, in charge of
Rev. John Hays. Burial will be made in Greenfield cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Clouser died at 11:05 a.m., Wednesday, in Greenfield
Municipal Hospital where he had been admitted Dec. 15.
He was born in Ross county April 19, 1907, a son of Frank and
Amanda Storts Clouser. He was married on Aug. 10, 1929 to Rosa Benson, who
He leaves three sons and two daughters, Herman, Charles, Jr. and
Max Clouser, and Mrs. Glenn Depoy and Mrs. Robert Giffin, all of Greenfield,
and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers and two
sisters, Carse Clouser, Leesburg Rt. 2, Heber, of Bainbridge, Wilbur, of
Dayton, Wilby, of Lyndon, Miss Maude Clouser, of South Salem, and Mrs.
Marjorie Dove, of New Martinsburg.
Mr. Clouser was a member of the Church of Christ.

John Hoffman, age 77, died at his home on McClain avenue Saturday
morning following a lingering illness. He is survived by the widow and five
children - James E. of Lawrenceville, Ills., John B. of Newark, O., Cary T.,
Ralph and Fred of this city. Also seven grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.
With the exception of a few years, Mr. Hoffman had resided all of
his live in the vicinity of Greenfield, having been born in Buckskin
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Church of
Christ in Christian Union, McClain avenue and Fifth street, and burial
made in Waugh's cemetery.

The following obituary is from an old newspaper clipping, circa 1942. The clipping does not have the date or name of the newspaper, but the newspaper is most likely a Greenfield, Ohio newspaper.
Mrs. Mary E. Hoffman, 83, life-long resident of this community died
at 11 o'clock, Wednesday night at the home of a son Fred, 636 Dickey ave.
The daughter of Jake and Ellen McFarland, she was born April 30,
1859, in Ross County near Greenfield.
Rev. Hubert Sharp will conduct last rites at the R.B. Walker
funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday, and interment will be made in Waugh's
cemetery near Thornton.
Friends will be received at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hoffman is survived by five sons, Fred of Greenfield, Ralph
and John of Fruitdale, James E. of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Carey of
Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Stakely of Clarksburg.

From an undated and unnamed newspaper clipping. Harold Jr. died on Jan. 15, 1942.
Jan. 16 - Harold Dwight Hester, infant son of Harold
and Nora Spurgeon Hester, died early Friday at the residence, near South
Salem. He was born Nov. 9, 1941.
Surviving are his parents, one brother, five sisters and three
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the
Methodist Church in South Salem, with the Rev. Taylor officiating. Burial
in South Salem cemetery will be made by the Smith funeral home, Bainbridge.

Typed page handed down in the family. The page looks like those that were read at funerals of the era. Barbara was born Jan. 25, 1943 in Ross County, Ohio and died May 15, 1944 in a Columbus, Ohio hospital.
On Jan. 25 1943 God the Heavenly Father sent into the home of
Harold and Nora Ellen Hester a daughter whom they named Barbara Ann.
A little more than a year before the birth of this little one an
infant brother, Harold Dwight had been called by the Angel of Death.
In the home are left the father and mother; five daughters and one
son: Viola May, Martha Ellen, Dorothy Marie, Mary Catharine, Elizabeth Jane
and Lawrence Elmer.
To this family who loved her with such devotion, little Barbara Ann
was lent awhile and then God in His Wisdom called her home to be with Him.
In a garden of lovely blossoms,
One rosebud pure and white,
Still fresh with the dew of morning
Had opened in the night.

We watched our precious treasure
Unfolding day by day;
But the Gardener walked in the dawning
And took our bud away,

To bloom with Him in Heaven
Safe from sin and blight;
There is no need of the sun there,
Where never comes the night.
Maude S. Rea

The following newspaper clipping has no date or newspaper name:
"Baby Drinks Kerosene; Dies.
Barbara Hester Expires In Columbus Hospital.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, 2 p.m., at South Salem Methodist
church, the Rev. C. R. Lyle officiating, for Barbara Ann Hester, 16 months
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Hester, Lyndon, Route 1, who died Monday
in Children's hospital, Columbus of pneumonia which developed after she
drank kerosene Sunday at the residence. Burial was in South Salem cemetery
by Murray Co., Greenfield.
A sister of the baby was preparing to start a fire in the kitchen
stove when the incident occurred, members of the family said. While the
older girl was locating a match, the child picked up a small container of
kerosene left within her reach and swallowed a quantity of the liquid.
The child was first taken to Hillsboro hospital for treatment and then
was returned home. When her condition became worse, a Greenfield physician
ordered her to the Columbus hospital where she was placed under an oxygen
tent in an attempt to ward off the pneumonia which had developed.

From the Thursday, 8 August 1907, issue of the Greenfield, Ohio "The Greenfield Republican", Vol. 7, No. 16.
Oscar, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hester, died August 5. It
was quite a shock as he was only sick five days. Funeral services held
Wednesday at the home."

The following obituary is from the Thursday, 15 August 1907, issue of
the Greenfield, Ohio "The Greenfield Republican", Vol. 7, No. 17. Oscar was
the son of Frank Hester and Rosa (Clark) Hester, of Lower Twin Creek in
Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio. The little sister referred to in the
obituary was named Hazel Hester.

Oscar Hester, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hester, born January
17, 1903; died August 5, 1907, after an illness of only a few days aged four
years, six months, and eighteen days. Besides Mother, and a little sister,
there are many relatives, friends and playmates left to mourn his loss,
which will be greatly felt by all who knew him;
Although his life was short on earth,
God thought it best,
To take little Oscar unto him,
Where he is safe and at rest,
Although he's gone, he's not forgotten,
Never will his memory fade,
Forever will our kind thoughts linger,
Around the grass where he is laid.
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