|Raymond G. Baker
SHELBY -- Raymond G. Baker, 83, of 8 Summit St. died Sunday afternoon,
Feb. 10, 2002, at MedCentral/Shelby Hospital after a long illness.
He was born March 4, 1918 in Richland County, Ohio, the son of the
late Hugh and Elizabeth (Lysinger) Baker. He retired in 1983 from Shelby
City Schools as a custodian. Prior to that, he worked for Fred Mellick
in home construction. He was a member of Community Baptist Bible Church
in Mansfield, American Legion O'Brien Post #326, Shelby Moose Lodge Chapter
#422 and a lifetime member of Shelby Eagles Aries #763. His hobbies included
fishing, hunting and woodworking. Mr. Baker was an Army veteran of WWII,
fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Swanger) Baker, whom he
wed on Nov. 6, 1937; son and daughter-in-law, William and Patsy Baker of
Weston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and William Binion of Shelby,
Tina and Nicholas Yosick of Overland Park, KS, Mary Lou and Charles Lively
of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert
Baker of Shelby; three sisters, Margaret Ewing of Greenwich, Lucille Dillon
of Shelby and Jeanette Wilson of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by
his parents and brother, Richard Baker.
Calling hours will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home, 168
W. Main St., Shelby, and on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randall
Collins officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby, with
military honors conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Council. Memorial
expressions may be made to Shelby Home and Public Health.
GREELEY, Colo. -- Earle Boardman, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at
Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, Inc. Inpatient Unit at
North Colorado Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 26, 1922, in New Haven Township, Ohio, to Ray Cullis
and Wauneta Pearl (Maynard) Boardman.
On Jan. 23, 1946, he married Beverly Harriss in Pueblo. She died Sept.
4, 1987. He then married Rachel "Babette" Harmen on June 4, 1988, in Greeley.
Mr. Boardman is formerly from Nebraska, Kentucky, Michigan, Platteville,
Wisc., and had lived in Greeley since 1972.
He received a bachelor's degree in music from Oberlin College Conservatory
and a master's of music in the cello from the University of Michigan.
His career has included teaching at Western Kentucky State University
and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He also taught short-term
at the Interlocken Music Camp, Hastings College, Peabody Teacher's College
and the University of Northern Colorado. He taught orchestra in public
schools in Colorado, Michigan and Nebraska.
He performed as a soloist with community orchestras in Nebraska, Iowa,
Illinois and Wisconsin. He served as principal cellist of the Nashville
and International symphonies and the Dubuque Symphony. He also played on
recordings by Eddie Arnold and Dot records, along with a short tour with
In 1972, Mr. Boardman moved to Greeley and began a career in piano
tuning and repair.
Over the years, he dabbled in composition and was a member of ASCAP
since 1967. He had several works published.
He also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Rachel "Babette" Boardman of Greeley; three
stepchildren, Susan Dixon of Golden, Michael Harman of Glenwood Springs
and Steven Harman of Meeker; a brother, Dean Boardman of Shelby, Ohio;
a grandson, Daniel Ray Carlson of Greeley; a son-in-law, Stephen Carlson
of Littleton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
His parents, his first wife, and a daughter, Melanie Sue Carlson, are
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Allnutt Funeral Service,
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church
or Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of AFS, 702
13th St. in Greeley.
Janet 'Marlene' Phillips Crank
MANSFIELD -- Janet "Marlene" Phillips Crank, 44, died at Mansfield/Medcentral
Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
Marlene was born Nov. 24, 1957 in Mansfield to Aurthur and Sue Phillips.
She was married to Richard D. Crank for 26 years. Marlene lived and worked
as a volunteer wherever needed in the Mansfield area her entire life. She
had many friends at United Steel Workers of America Local 169.
Marlene is survived by her parents; husband; two sons, Timothy Crank
of Ashland and his fiancee Jackie Morrison and Brian Crank, still at home;
a daughter, Amy Crank also at home; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and
Amy Phillips of Lewis Center; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Helen
Phillips of Eden, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Freeman
Lambright of Mansfield; grandmother, Goldie Phillips; mother and father-in-law,
Chalmer and Maxine Davis of Mansfield; brother-in-law, James (Kathy) Crank
of Mansfield; sister-in-law, Alene (Joe) Gibson of Mansfield; sister-in-law,
Nadene (Keith) Milton of Wooster; nieces, Bridget and Jennifer Lambright;
nephew, Nicholas Phillips; as well as many other nieces, nephews, aunts
and uncles. She was preceded in death by father-in-law, James Crank; grandparents,
Allen and Helen Perry and Virgil Phillips
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Finefrock-Williams
Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., where services will be held Wednesday at
10:30 a.m. with Pastors Glenn and Brian Phillips officiating. Burial will
follow at Olivesburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of First Merit
Bank, 100 Park Avenue West, Mansfield 44902.
Betty Jean Baker Hall
MANSFIELD -- Betty Jean Baker Hall, 75, of 1754 Frontier Trail, formerly
of Olive Hill, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her home.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, Olive
Hill, Ky., with burial in Webb Cemetery.
Grace Evelyn Hively
BELLVILLE -- Grace Evelyn Hively, 89, of Bellville North Road died
Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2002, in Winchester Terrace after a long illness.
She was born July 28, 1912 in Johnsville to Lloyd and Hazel (Shafer)
Walters, was graduated from Johnsville High School in 1930, and was a lifelong
Retired from Gorman Rupp Industries, Grace was a member of Gorman Rupp
Retirees Group, Lexington Senior Citizens, 60's Plus Club at St. Peter's,
and attended North Woodbury Lutheran Church.
An accomplished organist and pianist, she enjoyed a game of cards or
bingo, and loved spending time with her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Dolores A. and Dave Dill
of Bellville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Virgil "Junior" and Trudy
Hively of Bellville and Larry L. Hively of Mansfield; son-in-law, Paul
Yarman of Bellville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Florence Frey of Texas and Leola Ackerman of Mansfield.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Virgil Hively in 1947; daughter, Barbara K. Yarman in 2000; and grandson,
Troy Yarman in 1985.
Friends may call today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder
Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. The Rev. Randy Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville
Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad
may be made at the funeral home.
Ardith A. Lowe
SHILOH -- Ardith A. Lowe, 85, formerly of Rome South Road, died Sunday
evening, Feb. 10, 2002, at Crestwood Care Center.
She was born November 7, 1916 in Lodi, Ohio, the daughter of the late
Earl H. and Lyla (Stair) Kapp.
There are no immediate survivors. She was preceded in death by her
husband, John Lowe in 1988.
Mrs. Lowe was an active member of First United Methodist Church in
Shelby and was the Bloomingrove Township clerk for many years.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
at Turner Funeral Home, 168 W. Main St., Shelby, where funeral services
will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Carl G. Beighley
officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Cemetery. Memorial expressions
may be made to Richland County Humane Society.
John Raymond McCracken
MANSFIELD -- John Raymond McCracken, 87, of Rembrandt Street died Monday
morning, Feb. 11, 2002, in Mifflin Care Center after a long illness.
He died with friends and family by his side. He was born July 8, 1914
in Guernsey County to George and Vergie (Wilson) McCracken. He had been
an area resident since 1992, moving here from Florida.
John retired in 1978 as a foreman from Goodyear Aerospace in Akron
following 36 years of service. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and
enjoyed woodworking, farming and gardening.
He is survived by two grandchildren and their spouses, Teresa and Louie
Williams of Ponte Verda, Florida, and Raymond and Kathy Sutton of Middleburg,
Florida; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Ellis McCracken of Cambridge;
a niece and caregiver, Laura Boner of Mansfield; special friends, Cheryl
LeMaster and Lori Jarvis; additional caregivers, Margaret and Wes Ethel;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel (Tolliver) McCracken on
September 26, 1999; daughter, Sandra Reed; and brother, Dale McCracken.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon Feb. 14,
2002 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with Pastor Steven R.
Liming officiating. Friends may call the hour prior to the service. Burial
will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Evalene 'Granny' Ringley
GALION -- Evalene "Granny" Ringley, 96, of 827 Ash St. died Sunday,
Feb. 10, 2002, at her home after a short illness.
Born in The Cedars Pennington Gap, Virginia, on Feb. 20, 1905, she
was the daughter of the late Leroy and Rachel Cardeal (Bledsoe) Gailey.
On April 1, 1929, she married Lewis Cass Ringley and he preceded her in
death on June 16, 1958.
Mrs. Ringley came to Galion from Cawood, Ky., in 1958. She attended
Victory Center Church of God, Marion, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Helen Ringley,
Lexington, Ky.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Joe Farley,
Iberia; Jewell and David Hart, Galion; and Fran and John Householder, Galion;
eight grandchildren, Tony Ringley, Dr. Kim Ringley, Sherri and Troy Benick,
Tim and Theresa Ringley, Terri and Terry Henry, Angie Barker, Shelley and
Les Lynch and Sheila and Lee DeHart; three step grandchildren, Jill Pickard,
Joe and Jim Householder; 10 great-grandchildren, Brian and Justin Ringley,
Andrea and Kristy Barker, Holly and Ashley Henry, Dakotah and Cheyenne
DeHart, and Hunter and Spencer Benick; and four step great-grandchildren,
Lisa, Scot, Sara Pickard, and Joshua Linville.
She was preceded in death by a son, Hubert Lee Ringley; a daughter,
Rhoda Ringley; two brothers, Sim and Clyde Gailey; and a sister, Josie
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Mark A. Schneider
Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 13, 2002 at Victory Center Church of God, Marion, with the Rev. Charles
Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery, Iberia. Memorial
contributions may be made to Homecare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral
Kenneth W. Roberts
BUCYRUS -- Kenneth W. Roberts, 60, of 920 Harris Ave. died Sunday,
Feb. 10, 2002, at Galion Community Hospital after an apparent heart attack.
Graveside services will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery at Put-In-Bay
for the family at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, Put-In-Bay. Arrangements by Richardson-Davis Funeral Home.
Anna Mae Evarts Schmitzer
MANSFIELD -- Former Mansfield resident Anna Mae Evarts Schmitzer, 96,
of Dover died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Park Village Health Care of Dover.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. Wappner Funeral Directors
is handling local arrangements
Elwood H. Shoemaker
ASHLAND -- Elwood H. Shoemaker, 81, of Woodlawn Nursing Home in Mansfield
died Saturday evening, Feb. 9, 2002, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital.
He was born Sept. 3, 1920 in Fostoria, Ohio, the son of Calvin and
Mr. Shoemaker was a longtime resident of Ashland and was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland and VFW Post 8586 in Perrysville. He
retired from the State of Ohio, where he was employed as a civil engineer
stationed in the Shelby area. He was a veteran of the United States Army,
serving during World War II. He spent many hours visiting and comforting
veterans at area veteran's hospitals.
Mr. Shoemaker was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Markel Miller
Shoemaker on April 9, 1983; sister, Coradell Shoemaker Stahl; and brother,
He is survived by a dear friend and companion, Opal Gale of Mansfield.
His spirit lives eternally by the grace given freely through his Lord
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Van Hove Funeral Home
with Pastor Bob Pflueger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery
in Shreve. Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Thursday
at the funeral home.
Chad M. Smithhisler
MOUNT VERNON -- Chad M. Smithhisler, 19, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002,
from injuries received in an automobile accident in Licking County.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home
in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial
will be in Mound View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
charity of the donor's choice.
Kimberly Kay Tracy
LEXINGTON -- Kimberly Kay Tracy, 38, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Eugene Jr. and
Mary Eggerton, and paternal grandfather, Walter Owens.
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Ontario Home
of Wappner Funeral Directors.
Virginia S. Aten
GALION -- Virginia S. Aten, 83, of 1000 Winchester Road, died. Friday,
June 7, 2002, at Galion Community Hospital after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Omar, W.Va., a daughter of the late
Joseph and Olive (Buskirk) Tavan. On April 27, 1935, she married Edwin
Withers Aten, who died March 4, 1975. She was a homemaker. Prior to moving
to Galion in 1994, she was a longtime resident of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.,
where she was a member of Pleasant View Church. Her church and many friends
were very important to her.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Anne and
Bruce Iles of Galion, Bonnie and Neil Ketchum of Webberville, Mich., and
Jenny Logan of Williamstown, W.Va.; three brothers, Beckley Tavan of Galion,
John "Jack" Tavan of Galion and Joesph Tavan of Apple Grove, W.Va.; one
sister, Rosalie Rood of Grove City; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Montcastle;
one infant sister, Pauline; and one granddaughter, Aimee Williamson.
Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, at Richardson-Davis
Funeral Home, 218 S. Market St., Galion. Additional calling hours will
be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Deal Funeral Home in Point
Pleasant, W.Va., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. that day.
The Rev. Lee Baird will officiate. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery,
Apple Grove, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to HomeCare Matters Home Health, P.O. Box 327, Galion, OH 44833 or to Pleasant
View Church, Gallipolis Ferry, WV 25515.
Irene C. Angus
SPRINGFIELD -- Former Mansfield and Ashland resident, Irene C. Angus,
90, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Oakwood Village in Springfield, Ohio
after a brief illness.
The daughter of the late Giles A. and Edith Hall Chase, she was born
in Massena, N.Y. and lived in the Mansfield and Ashland areas from 1963
until moving to Springfield in 1998. Mrs. Angus was an art teacher with
Madison Local Schools for 11 years.
She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church where she
volunteered on the library board and was a volunteer for the Rotary Day
Care. She was a member of Mansfield Jared Chapter of DAR and lately was
a member of Lagonda Chapter of Springfield. Mrs. Angus was politically
active in conservation issues.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband John, two brothers and two
sisters, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Ellen
Angus of Butler; two daughters and a son-in-law, Heather Angus of Urbana,
Virginia and James Angus-Hall of Springfield; grandchildren Stephanie Pirrone,
Gelyn Angus of Butler, Rachel Hall-Quigley and Nathan Hall; great-grandson
Joseph Pirrone; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Marguerite Chase
of Great Neck, N.Y. and sister Virginia Huff of Rochester, N.Y.
The funeral service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Finefrock-Williams
Funeral Home, 360 Marion Avenue with the Rev. John Keith of Mt. Sinai United
Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Mansfield Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from noon until 1 p.m.
Phyllis M. Bailey
NEW LONDON -- Phyllis M. Bailey, 71, of New London died Friday, June
7, 2002, at Firelands Hospital in Sandusky.
Mrs. Bailey was born November 23, 1930 in Highland, Michigan, daughter
of the late Morris and Leona (Ike) Ruggles. She moved to New London in
1951. She was a 1948 graduate of Milford High School in Michigan.
She worked at the family business, Bailey Pontiac in New London. She
was a member of the New London United Methodist Church and a past matron
and member of the former New London OES.
She was active in the Avion Travelcade Club for many years and enjoyed
gardening and sewing.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband, Dean, whom she married February
10, 1951; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Deana V. Hahn of New London and
Darla J. and Barry Center of Ft. Mills, SC; 2 sons and daughters-in-law,
David and Kim Bailey and Daniel and Alecia Bailey all of New London; 7
grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Irene Bailey of New London; 4 sisters
and a brother, Ginnie Burt, Geri Klein, Mary Coswell and Judy Giegler,
Jeff Motschenbacher all of Michigan. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters.
A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Eastman
Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. From 4-7 p.m. family and friends
are invited to share in a celebration of Phyllis's life. The Rev. Charles
Rader will officiate at the service and memorials if desired may be made
to a favorite charity.
Margaret A. Birmelin
MANSFIELD -- Margaret A. Birmelin, 76, died Friday evening, June 7,
2002, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born October 15, 1925, in Mansfield to Gilbert L. and Esther
(Voll) Logan. Margaret was a quiet person who especially enjoyed spending
time with her family and going to the lakes. She also enjoyed playing in
her two monthly card clubs. She was a member of First English Lutheran
Church and also attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William G. and Agnes
M. Birmelin of Mansfield and Lewis and Barbara Birmelin of Avon, Indiana;
eight grandchildren, Sherry R. Wray, Kristie J. Wray, Mistie A. Wray, Robert
W. Birmelin, Michael Rhyan, Noah A. Birmelin, Moses W.J. Birmelin and Margaret
D. Birmelin; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Ann Sipes of
Galion, Ohio. Her husband, William David Birmelin, parents, Gilbert and
Esther Logan, and sister, Jackie Logan all preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors,
today, June 9 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home
Monday at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Dr. Wray C. Smith. Burial will follow
in Windsor Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First English
Princess G. Brandon
MANSFIELD -- Princess G. Brandon, 86, died Saturday, June 8, 2002,
at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home.
Willard S. Clagg
WILDER, Idaho -- Former Shelby resident Willard S. Clagg, 67, died
Friday, June 7, 2002, in Boise, Idaho.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Barkdull Funeral Home.
John R. Frank
GRAND RAPIDS -- John R. Frank, 60, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, died Friday,
June 7, 2002, at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
He was born February 24, 1942, in Marion, Ohio, to Jack and Helen (Wise)
Frank, later moving to Mansfield and Lexington, Ohio. He moved to Toledo
in 1978 and was owner and operator of Quickprint of Toledo. A member of
Calvary United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, he was past president of
the Ohio Speaker's Assoc. and member of the National Speaker's Assoc. and
Grand Rapids Masonic Lodge 289. He served in the 2nd Armed Div., 48th Medical
Battalion of the U.S. Army.
John is survived by his wife of 36 years, the Rev. Judith (Cunningham)
Frank; son, Jason of Toledo; daughter, Jennifer Frank and granddaughter
Alexandria Gillen of Toledo; and his father, Jack of Mansfield; uncle,
George (Marcie) Frank; and aunt Jerry Link of Mansfield; brother-in-law
William (Phyllis) Cunningham of California; and sister-in-law Barbara (Gary)
Johnson of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen; brother James; and sister
A memorial service will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church
in Grand Rapids on Saturday, June 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Marilynn
Schroeder will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date in Mansfield,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary United Methodist
Church; Webster United Methodist Church, Bowling Green; or the Alexandria
Gillen Education Fund c/o Sky Bank.
Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Delbert Russell Carrick
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Delbert Russell Carrick, 74, of Eagle Lake, Fla.,
died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his home after a battle with cancer.
He was born in Plymouth on July 17, 1927. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
In 1992, he came to Eagle Lake, Fla., from West Palm Beach, Fla., where
as a plumber he was a member of Local Union #630. He also was a member
of the VFW-West Palm Beach, Fla.; AMVETS Mansfield; Moose Lodge of Winter
Haven, Fla.; 32nd Degree Mason-Mansfield; the Eastern Star; and Shriners
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Carrick of Eagle Lake, Fla.; two
sons, Richard Carrick of Clayton, N.C., and Ralph Carrick of West Palm
Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Roberta Layton of Jupiter, Fla.; four sisters,
Thelma Swander, Helen Remy and Judith Bishop, all of Mansfield, and Janis
Hancock of Deltona, Fla.; three brothers, Charles Carrick of West Palm
Beach, Fla., Donald Carrick of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Gerald Carrick, Virginia
Beach, Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Russell Carrick, and a daughter,
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the David
Russell Funeral Home in Lakeland, Fla., with Chaplain Joan Verrett of Good
Shepherd Hospice officiating. Burial will be in Eagle Lake, Fla. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105
Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
Earl R. Hicks
PLYMOUTH -- Earl R. Hicks, 64, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home
after a long illness.
He was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Hueysville, Ky., and lived in Plymouth
the last 33 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was self-employed as a tree trimmer.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Hicks; a son, Charles Hicks of Lucas;
three daughters, Pamala Hall of Topmost, Ky., Sherri Spears of Tiro and
Robin Baldridge of Willard; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Hicks; his parents, Herless
and Cordillia Hicks; two brothers, Charles Hicks and Haulie Hicks; and
a sister, Nellafaye Hicks.
Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, June 9, 2002, at
Secor Funeral Home, Willard, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday,
June 10, 2002. The Rev. William Hicks will officiate. Burial will be in
Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven.
Julia 'Judy' L. Hunter
MANSFIELD -- Julia "Judy" L. Hunter, 81, died Thursday, June 6, 2002.
She was a long time resident of Mansfield, born in Mount Blanchard,
Ohio. She was very giving to others. Until she was no longer able to, she
would write personal notes on every holiday to many shut-in and confined
people. She was a long-standing member of First Congregational Church.
Julia donated her body to science.
She is survived by two sons, Charles E. Hunter and Steven E. Hunter;
grandson, Guy E. Hunter; sister, Jeanne Sherry and a number of nieces and
Her husband, Dr. Chares E. Hunter, preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions
may be made to First Congregational Church, 640 Millsboro Road, Mansfield
44903. Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.
Carl H. 'Hank' Johnson
DAYTON -- Former Mansfield resident Carl H. "Hank" Johnson, 73, died
Saturday morning, June 8, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Dayton after a long
He was born November 11, 1928, in Zanesfield, Ohio, to Glenn and Elizabeth
Royer Johnson and lived in Mansfield since 1958 before moving to Dayton,
Ohio. Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of General Motors. He served in
the U.S. Marines with duty in Korea.
Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Phil and Nancy Johnson
of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Robert and Bonnie Johnson of Ocala, Fla.; a sister
LaVonne Diaspro of Dayton, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
No services are scheduled at this time. Burial at the VA National Cemetery
in Dayton will be a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be
made to Mansfield MedCentral Hospice. Local arrangements are in charge
of the Wappner Funeral Directors.
Bernard H. Little
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Bernard H. Little, 81, died Thursday, May
16, 2002, at Ft. Miley Veterans Hospital in San Francisco.
He is survived by two proud and loving children, Richard Little and
Born and raised in working-class suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
in 1921, Bernie enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers and ultimately
served in WW II as a bombardier in the Air Force. Upon completion of his
military service, he took advantage of educational opportunities available
through the GI Bill, attended North Carolina State University and graduated
Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. Little was employed by the Cleveland Trust Company (now Cleveland
Bank & Trust Co.) and Ernst and Ernst (now Ernst & Young) auditing
firm before making his home in Mansfield, Ohio. He performed as Vice President-Finance,
Secretary and Treasurer, and served as a member of the Board of Directors
for The Ohio Brass Corporation until his retirement in 1980. Other professional
assignments and associations included Trustee and former Chairman of the
Tax Council, Inc., (Washington, D.C.); member of the National Association
of Manufacturers-Tax Committee; Vice President and Trustee of Ohio Manufacturers
Association; member of National Electrical Manufacturers Association Accounting
Council, Financial Executive Institute, American Society of Corporate Secretaries
and many other technical associations. In 1972, Mr. Little received the
Heritage Award for outstanding professional achievement from his alma mater.
Bernie freely lent his business skills and energies to the advancement
of many worthwhile community programs and projects including service as
a board member and treasurer of Kingwood Center. But, he was most proud
of his role in the establishment of The Ohio State University branch campus
Bernie served as Chairman of the Mansfield-OSU Advisory and Steering
Committees in the early 1960s. The Committee was composed of dedicated
civic leaders, among them Sen. R.B. "Mud" Gardner, James C. Gorman, Avery
C. Hand Jr., Ken Woodman, William Calhoun, James Seymour, Burton Preston,
and Dean Eckert.
The Committee's efforts gained the support of local and state businesses
and civic leadership and spearheaded the community fundraising effort that
not only raised the funds necessary to meet the challenging eight week
financial deadline fixed by OSU for locating the branch in Mansfield, but
generated an excess used to support local scholarships.
Contributors included prominent area businesses and organizations of
the time, including The Ohio Brass, Empire-Detroit Steel, Therm-O-Disc,
Ontario Lions Club, The Richland County Foundation, The Standard Foundation,
to name a few. But Bernie was most gratified and proud, as were all the
Committee members, by the generous and anonymous contributions of the thousands
who donated through the baskets and boxes placed throughout the community
during the 8-week fundraising blitz. In Bernie's mind, that grassroots
response not only contributed to the establishment of the Mansfield Branch,
but promised that it will endure.
Those who share Bernie's pride in The Mansfield Branch may make contributions
to: The Ohio State University-Mansfield,1680 University Drive, Mansfield
44906, Attention: Mr. Rodger Smith, Development Officer.