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Clarence Cullins, 82
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Clarence Cullins, 82, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach, after a prolonged illness. 
He was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Dresden and moved to Vero Beach 10 years ago from New Orleans, La. He owned and operated CC Transportation in New Orleans for 20 years and was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of Moose Lodge, American Legion, Eagles, Vero Beach Veterans, all of Vero Beach, AmVets of Fort Pierce, and was a 32nd Degree Mason of Columbus and a Shriner in New Orleans. 
Surviving is a brother, George Cullins of Newark. 
Memorial services will be held at a later date. 
Lowther Cremation Service, Vero Beach, is in charge of arrangements. 
Donations may be made to VNA/Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.
 
Ruth E. Parsons Pounds, 91
CHESTERHILL -- Ruth E. Parsons Pounds, 91, of McConnelsville, died at 12:16 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House. 
Born Feb. 13, 1910, in Sioux City, Iowa, she was a teacher and guidance counselor at Robert Taft High School in Cincinnati. She was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church, New Era Club and Morgan County Retired Teachers Association. 
Surviving are a son, Larry Pounds of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two daughters, Sally Sundermann of Dallas, Texas and Margaret Richardson of Fairfax Station, Va.; a brother, Donald Parsons of Croton; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Pounds; her parents, Charles and Nellie Darling Parsons; two sisters, Alice Stowers and Dorothy Weaver. 
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Pisgah United Methodist Church, near Ringgold, with Pastor Robbie Scott and the Rev. Harold Jeffers officiating. 
Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, is in charge of arrangements. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pounds Fund, Morgan County United Ministeries, P.O. Box 303, McConnelsville, OH 43756. 
 
Janice K. Passwaters, 55
NEWARK -- Janice K. Passwaters, 55, of Newark, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at her residence. 
Born July 23, 1946, in Zanesville, she was a former employee of 13 Incorporated and loved sewing and crafts. 
Surviving are her husband, Paul S. Passwaters; a son, Matthew (Kendi) Passwaters of Heath; two daughters, Tacey Freeman of Bellefontaine and Debra (Roger) Nelson of Newark; a brother, William (Deborah) Howard Jr. of Zanesville; and grandchildren, Trey and Brittney Freeman, Jessica Gayheart, Cody, Jarrett and Felicia Nelson and Ryley Passwaters. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bonnie Jean Canter Howard. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Newland officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Newark, OH 43055.
 
Ruth M. Holbein, 80
ZANESVILLE -- Ruth M. Holbein, 80, of 451 Forest Ave., died at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room. 
Born July 15, 1921, in Zanesville, she was a mother, homemaker, bookkeeper and worked on the family farm. She was a member of Euclid United Methodist Church, a graduate of Lash High School and Meredith Business College. 
Surviving are twin daughters, Rita and Rhea Holbein, of the home; two brothers, Carl L. Bailey of Zanesville and Richard E. Bailey of Roseville; and a sister, Dorothy M. Bailey of Zanesville. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Leroy Holbein; parents, Edmund F. and Esther M. Dickson Bailey; three brothers, William, Robert and Walter Bailey; and a sister, Wilma Moran. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 18, at DeLong-Baker and Lanning Funeral Home, 56 S. 5th St., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. 
Interment will be on the family farm. 
 
Norman E. Fogle, 69
COSHOCTON -- Norman E. Fogle, 69, of Coshocton, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville. 
Born Dec. 16, 1932, in Middleburg, he was the son of the late David C. and Jane Clark Fogle. He was a graduate of Zanesville High School and served as Specialist Fourth Class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from July 26, 1956 to July 17, 1958, with overseas duty in Germany. He was an operator of the Coshocton Iron and Metal for over 30 years. From 1988 until retiring in 1996, he owned and operated Fogle Scrap & Metal. He was a life member of AmVets Post 36 of Coshocton and enjoyed horses. 
Surviving are his wife, Beverly A. Sturtz Fogle of Coshocton; a daughter, Theresa Dailey and husband, Jim of Zanesville; two grandchildren, Nicole and Deven; and two brothers, David N. Fogle of Zanesville and Ed Fogle of Columbus. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Fogle. 
Memorial services will be held at a later date. 
Free Funeral Home, 788 S. Second St., Coshocton, is in charge of arrangements. 

Curtis G. Mayle, 63
CHESTERHILL -- Curtis G. Mayle, 63, of Fredricktown, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
He was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Marietta, the son of the late Jason E. Mayle and Jessie M. Mayle. He was a construction worker. 
Surviving are his wife, Linda Lyons Mayle; three sons, Curtis Mayle of Athens, Steve Mayle of Sharpsburg and Brian Mayle of Athens; two daughters, Debby Norris of Chesterhill and Michelle Tabler of Cutler; two half sisters, Karen Robinson of Zanesville and Sharon Evans of Sewickley, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Cody and Colton Norris. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Delbert Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery. 

Brandon Jeffrey Haggenjos, 23
NEW LEXINGTON -- Brandon Jeffrey Haggenjos, 23, of Lakeview Road, Buckeye Lake, formerly of New Lexington for 22 years, died at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born March 29, 1978, in Berwyn, Ill., he was loved by all who knew him. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, employed by J&D Waterproofing, a drummer with the Addictive Band, a 1996 graduate of New Lexington High School and attended Hocking College. 
Surviving are his parents, Dr. Jeffrey J. and Cherl F. Benson Haggenjos; three brothers, Aaron Haggenjos of Kent, Craig Haggenjos of Kent and Darren Haggenjos of New Lexington; his grandmother, Blanche Benson of Metropolis, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Riley and Shirley Haggenjos and Arthur Benson. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, at Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill St., New Lexington. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Brown and High streets, New Lexington, with Pastor R. Schildbach officiating. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
 
Catherine F. Humphrey, 83
NEW LEXINGTON -- Catherine F. Humphrey, 83, of 9425 Pike Township Road 210, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. 
She was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Perry County, she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, a full-time housewife, a farmer and mother of nine children. 
Surviving are three sons, Leo E. and special friend Rose Holden, Roger A. (Jennie) Humphrey of New Lexington and David L. (Rhonda) Humphrey of Reynoldsburg; three daughters, Mary E. (Bill) Hillis, Rita A. Humphrey and Theresa (Craig) Wollemberg, all of New Lexington; a sister, Sue Finck; a brother, William Hammond of New Lexington; two sons-in-law, Michael Lally and Jimmy Emmert of Somerset; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elizabeth Hammond; her husband, Leo A. Humphrey; two daughters, Dorothy Lally and Helen Emmert; an infant son, Robert; two sisters, Ruth Miller and Mildred Hammond; and a brother, Edward Hammond. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, 118 S. Jackson St., New Lexington with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church, corner of Main and Water streets, New Lexington, with Father John Dreese as celebrant. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church. 
 
Madge F. Patterson, 90
VAN WERT -- Madge F. Patterson, 90, of 02064 Behnfeldt Road, Bryan, Farmer Township, Defiance County, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Harborside Nursing Home, Bryan. 
Born Feb. 2, 1911, in Van Wert County, a daughter of the late Loren Russell and Nancy A. Brown Straw. She was a high school teacher at Ohio City-Liberty for eight years, then at Jefferson High School, Dresden, Roseville and Philo for more than 40 years, retiring in 1972. She was a 1928 graduate of Ohio-City Liberty High School and a 1932 graduate of Ohio State University. 
Surviving are a sister, Dr. Constance M. Dumas of Wildwood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James F. Patterson, whom she married Aug. 17, 1954, who died in 1988; three brothers, Eugene Dailey Straw, Richard Rex "Jay" Straw and Donald Lake Straw; and a sister, Ethel Guthrie. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, with Pastor Michael Waldron of Ohio City United Methodist Church officiating. 
Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Harborside Nursing Home.
 
Charles S. Switzer, 89
ZANESVILLE -- Charles S. Switzer, 89, of Norwich, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at his residence. 
He was born Oct. 18, 1912, in Norwich, a son of the late John and Florence Switzer. He retired as a farmer and was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Anna Martha Blackwood Switzer of the home, whom he married Nov. 24, 1937; a son, Ray (Mary) Switzer of Frazer, Mich.; three daughters, Florence (Robert) Harris of Ontario, Calif., Jean (Russ) Dunn of Ontario and Mary Pontius of Norwich; two sisters, Frances and Bernice Glosser, both of Zanesville; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by a son, John Switzer; a sister; and a brother. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bolin Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Father James Csaszar and Pastor Roy Blackwood officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to bolinfuneralhome@y-city. net. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice, Morrison House, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701. 

Anna I. Macenko, 87
CALDWELL -- Anna I. Macenko, 87, formerly of Noble County, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Rockmill Rehab Center in Carroll, Ohio. 
She is survived by three sons, Lawrence, Joseph and David; two daughters, Barbara Lorly and Rebecca Wickham; one sister, Jenny Nemeth; 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. 
Friends may call at the Sheridan Funeral Home in Lancaster from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, where rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. 
Additional calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell, where Christian Scripture services will be held at 8:30 p.m. 
Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Belle Valley with Father Dale Tornes officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Belle Valley.

Weldon J. (Bob) Factor, 76
ZANESVILLE -- Weldon J. (Bob) Factor, 76, of 1025 West Taylor St., died at 5:47 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. 
Born July 21, 1925, in Zanesville, he was a member of North Terrace Church of Christ, a truck driver for International Motor Freight and Cook Motor Co. He was also a member of International Teamsters Local 637 and Zanesville VFW George Selsam Post 1058. 
Surviving are his wife, Ruth A. Jadwin Factor; two sons, John R. Factor and Rocky D. Factor, both of Zanesville; a sister, Marjorie Pollock of Zanesville; three grandchildren, Jennifer Factor, John Factor Jr. and Jason Dean Factor; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Factor and Wyatt Factor. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Thelma Fell Factor; and two brothers, Wayne Factor and an infant brother. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home, 56 S. Fifth St. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor William Meaige officiating. Burial will be in Zanesville Memorial Park with military services.

Geneva B. Schultheis
Died at 63
ZANESVILLE -- Geneva B. Schultheis, 63, formerly of Lenox Ave., Zanesville, died at 5:05 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, following a sudden illness at her home. 
Mrs. Schultheis was born on March 2, 1938 in Fulda to Ignatz and Gertrude (Schwallie) Schockling. 
She was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church and a graduate of the Caldwell High School in 1956. She graduated from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1959 and retired as a registered nurse from the Good Samaritan medical Center. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Alumni Association, a member of the Muskingum County Right To Life Association, a member of the St. Nicholas St. Vincent DePaul Society, served as a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound, was active in the tutoring program at the McKinley School and had volunteered at St. Nicholas School Cafeteria and Christ Table. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Julie McGlade; a sister, Phyllis M. Hill; and one brother, Virgil Schockling. 
She is survived by a daughter, Beth (Frank) D'Antonio, of Columbus; one son, Michael K. (Shelley) Schultheis, of Westerville; one sister, Patricia (Carl) Fox, of Columbus; three brothers, James (Shirley) Schockling, of Groveport; Roger (Karen) Schockling, of Jacksonville, Florida; and Clair (Janet) Schockling, of Caldwell; three sister-in-laws, Ruth Schockling, of Zanesville; Polly (Frank) Russo, of Mansfield; and Dottie (Tom) Durant, of Zanesville; two brothers-in-law, William J. Hill, of Zanesville; and Stanley Schultheis, of Loveland, Colorado; a mother-in-law, Florence Schultheis and eight grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at the Hillis Funeral Home with Christian Vigil Service at 5:30 p.m. 
The funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Fr. James C. Csaszar presiding. 
She will be buried on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at the Mt. Olive Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muskingum County Chapter Right to Life and the Ursaline Sisters of Central Province, 210 Glennon Heights Road, Crystal City, Mo. 63019-1199. 

Kathryn 'Alita' Mock, 75
ZANESVILLE -- Kathryn "Alita" Mock, 75, of Parrish, Fla., and Ottawa Lake, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. 
She was born Aug. 2, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., a daughter of the late David E. and Kathryn Albaugh Whitson. She retired as a school teacher, having taught for more than 30 years in Michigan. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church at Parrish, Fla., and was a member of Michigan Retired Teachers Association. 
Surviving are her husband, Lee B. Mock of the home; three sons, David Lee (Pamela) Mock of Mansfield, Ohio, Donald (Lori) Mock of Argyle, Texas, and Daniel T. (Cheryl) Mock of Strongsville, Ohio; one brother, David Whitson of Amarillo, Texas; and seven grandchildren. 
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, and from 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, until service time at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bolin Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Officiating will be the Rev. George Billman, with burial at Zanesville Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kathryn Alita Mock Art Scholarship Fund, c/o Daniel T. Mock, 8622 Groveside Dr., Strongsville, Ohio 44136. 

John Walter LePage, 84
NEW CONCORD -- John Walter LePage, 84, formerly of Cumberland and New Concord, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Rockport, Ind. 
He was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Cumberland and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Claysville United Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the artillery. 
He is survived by one daughter, Connie Sue (Tom) Hopkins, West Springfield, Pa.; one son, Gene Arthur (Lois) LePage, Rockport, Ind.; one sister, Glorianna German, Columbus; four grandchildren, Teresa and Steve Furness and Seth and Maria Hopkins; and one great-grandson, Kenneth Eugene Furness. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Grace Cubbison LePage; his wife, Ruth Jane LePage, who died Aug. 28, 2000; and one grandson, Eugene Thomas LePage, who died Nov. 30, 1988. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Mock-Miller Funeral home, 63 w. Main St., New Concord. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Winner officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, near Pleasant City. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claysville United Methodist Church or the Diabetes Foundation.
 
Hazel M. Minnich, 81
FRAZEYSBURG -- Hazel M. Minnich, 81, of 6840 Hedges Lane, Frazeysburg, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, in the emergency room of Genesis Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville. 
Born June 5, 1920, in Ashville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Archie and Hazel Belle Rutherford Peters. Mrs. Minnich was a homemaker, a member of the Frazeysburg Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Frazeysburg. 
Surviving are her husband, Daniel E. Minnich, whom she married Jan. 25, 1946; three sons, Lt. Bill Minnich, U.S. Navy (Ret.) of Frazeysburg, Larry Minnich of Beverly and Allen Minnich of Zanesville; a daughter, Marilyn (Jim) Mitchell of Ludlow Falls; three sisters, Winona Smith of Xenia, Zora (Ralph) McCain of Ashville and Marjorie Pickering of Circleville; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Dickerson. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Vensil-Orr Funeral Home, 110 Third St., Frazeysburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Dr. James A. Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in Frazeysburg Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Frazeysburg Presbyterian Church, the Muskingum County Red Cross or the Muskingum County Christ's Table.


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