|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
Moomaw and Ida Curry Moomaw. On June 10, 1936, he married
Kathleen Brust, who survives.
He was a member of the South Salem Presbyterian Church,
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
Service will be held at Murray Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m.
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
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
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Romaine)
Greenfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert E.
April 10, 1970, and one son, H. Dale Schiller on Dec.
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
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
Born August 7, 1899 in Ross County, she was the daughter
Dawson Hoffman and Minnie Bell Taylor Hoffman.
The wife of Jahile Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy's husband preceded
death on March 18, 1963.
A member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the
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
College. She taught school for 49 years in the Wilson,
Waugh, South Scioto at Massieville and Buckskin Schools.
She retired in
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Elwood (Margaret)
of S. West Armburst Rd., Washington C.H.; six grandchildren
great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.
The following obituary is from an unnamed and undated
HOFFMAN RITES TO BE HELD AT MURRAY CO. FRIDAY.
Funeral services for Nathan Dawson Hoffman, 77-year-old
R.F.D. 1, Greenfield, and a life-long resident of Buckskin
county, will be conducted from the Murray Co. chapel,
Friday afternoon at 2
Rev. Franklin Norris, pastor of the United Brethren church,
officiate at the last rites and at interment in Greenlawn
Neighbors will serve as pallbearers.
Hoffman died about noon, Wednesday, at his home in the
community. He had been in ill health for two years.
Deceased was born Aug. 24, 1861, the son of John and
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hile Kennedy and Miss
Hoffman, both of whom lived with their father; a granddaughter,
Kennedy; and one sister, a resident of Holliday's Cove,
Hoffman's wife, Miss Minnie Bell before their marriage,
him in death in 1936.
Relatives and friends may view the body at the Murray
SAILOR FROM ROSS KILLED IN ACTION WITH THE JAPS.
E. S. OSBORN DIES IN SOUTH PACIFIC BATTLE.
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
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
Elsie Dickey Osborn.
Mr. Osborn, an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, was
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,
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,
Service was 2 p.m. Monday at Fisher's Funeral Home, Frankfort,
Rev. Glen Hiles officiating and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Military service was conducted at the cemetery by Joseph
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
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
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Leeth of New Fain
Peebles; a daughter-in-law, Clearel Waldren of Chillicothe;
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.
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
Odra and Mary (Bowman) Naylor.
She was a member of the Winchester Church of Christ in
Union. She retired after 43 years as Executive Vice President
She was preceded in death by her father, Odra Naylor,
son, Chad Downing.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tom Downing,
Winchester; mother, Mary Naylor, of Winchester; daughters
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,
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
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
arrangements. To sign the online register book, visit
From 24 March 1998 "The Columbus Dispatch" ; Columbus,
Ohio; page 4C, column 5:
"DOROTHY SHOEMAKER DIES AFTER ILLNESS.
Dorothy Cook Shoemaker, widow of the late Lt.
Gov. Myrl H.
Shoemaker, died early yesterday at Ohio State University
after a brief illness. She was 79. Mrs. Shoemaker and
her husband, who
served in the Ohio House for 24 years, celebrated their
anniversary in 1985, shortly before he died of cancer
while serving as
lieutenant governor with Democratic Gov. Richard F. Celeste.
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.
hours are scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ware
Funeral Home in
Chillicothe. A funeral will be held at the Bourneville
Church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with burial at Twin Township
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
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
Amanda Storts Clouser. He was married on Aug. 10, 1929
to Rosa Benson, who
He leaves three sons and two daughters, Herman, Charles,
Max Clouser, and Mrs. Glenn Depoy and Mrs. Robert Giffin,
all of Greenfield,
and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers
sisters, Carse Clouser, Leesburg Rt. 2, Heber, of Bainbridge,
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
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,
great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.
With the exception of a few years, Mr. Hoffman had resided
his live in the vicinity of Greenfield, having been born
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Church
Christ in Christian Union, McClain avenue and Fifth street,
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.
"MARY E. HOFFMAN CLAIMED HERE.
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
1859, in Ross County near Greenfield.
Rev. Hubert Sharp will conduct last rites at the R.B.
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,
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
and Nora Spurgeon Hester, died early Friday at the residence,
Salem. He was born Nov. 9, 1941.
Surviving are his parents, one brother, five sisters
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Methodist Church in South Salem, with the Rev. Taylor
in South Salem cemetery will be made by the Smith funeral
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
Harold and Nora Ellen Hester a daughter whom they
named Barbara Ann.
A little more than a year before the birth of this little
infant brother, Harold Dwight had been called by the
In the home are left the father and mother; five daughters
son: Viola May, Martha Ellen, Dorothy Marie, Mary Catharine,
and Lawrence Elmer.
To this family who loved her with such devotion, little
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
"Baby Drinks Kerosene; Dies.
Barbara Hester Expires In Columbus Hospital.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, 2 p.m., at South
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
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
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
was returned home. When her condition became worse, a
ordered her to the Columbus hospital where she was placed
under an oxygen
tent in an attempt to ward off the pneumonia which had
From the Thursday, 8 August 1907, issue of the Greenfield,
Ohio "The Greenfield Republican", Vol. 7, No. 16.
LOWER TWIN VALLEY.
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
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.