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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. 

Earle Boardman
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 Liberace. 
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 deceased. 
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, Macy Chapel. 
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 area resident. 
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 Cemetery. 
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 Moore. 
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 home. 

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 Anna Shoemaker. 
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, Royal Shoemaker. 
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 and Savior. 
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 Lutheran Church. 

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 Carole Frank. 
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, Ohio. 
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 in Ohio. 
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, Ellen Fontana. 
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 nephews. 
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 illness. 
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 Michelle Little-Lovelace. 
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 in Mansfield. 
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. 


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