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Theodore J. Niewiadomy
Theodore J. Niewiadomy, 77, of Peninsula, was the dear husband of Hessel (nee Hawkins); beloved father of Connie (Ray) Barker, Jody (Jack) Davis, Kenneth Murray, and Jason (Dorothy) Niewiadomy; loving grandfather of Christine, Julie, Jennifer, and Emma; dear brother of Sophie Laffay and the late Sister Mary Milburge, Rudy, and Victor.
Mr. Niewiadomy served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He retired from General Motors, Revere School, and Brandywine Golf Course.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Peninsula, Ohio, at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998. EVERYONE IS ASKED TO PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. The family suggests that contributions be made to the church. Friends will be received at Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, Route 82 one mile west of Route 8, Northfield Center, Ohio (1-330-468-1443), Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

Patricia A. Miskel
RAVENNA -- Patricia A. Miskel, 61, passed away Dec. 24, 1998, in Akron.
She had worked for Hiram College and Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 32 in Mantua. She was a member of A.A. for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by son, Phillip; and daughter, Mitzi Sue. She is survived by her husband, Jerrie; daughter, Karrie Kay (John) Mikotowicz of New Jersey, grandchildren, Patrick and Elizabeth Mikotowicz; and brother; Donald (Judy) Heasley of Ravenna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (CREMATION SOCIETY OF OHIO,
535-1012.) 

Sadie M. LaFleur
Sadie M. LaFleur (nee Benson), 84, was the beloved wife of the late Elzear ``Pete''; dear mother of Lloyd J. Douglass and Joanne E. Liuzzo (husband, Mario); loving grandmother of Sheryl Greve (husband, Joseph) and Sue Anne, Laura, Kirk, and Scott; great-grandmother of Sarah and Gregory Greve, and Christina, Jeni, Rebekah, Jennifer, Joshua, and Amanda; dear sister of the late George and Hazel Benson, and Shirley Townsend.
Contributions may be made in Sadie's memory to the Gynecology Oncology Fund at Akron General Hospital Development Foundation, 400 Wabash Ave., Akron 44307. Entombment at Ft. Meyers Memorial Garden in Florida. The family will receive friends at Dejohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home, 4600 Mayfield Rd., South Euclid (just east of Green Road), Saturday, Dec. 26, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Prayer and eulogy service Sunday, 10 a.m. (Dejohn-Flynn-Mylott, a Trust 100 Funeral Home, 1-216-291-3530.) 

Jacob Jackson
Jacob Jackson, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1998, at St. Thomas Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. William C. Bunton officiating. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Condolences may be sent, and family and friends will be received at 1283 Sweitzer Ave., Akron.
(SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO TURNER & RHODEN, 724-1201.)

Opal M. Horton
BARBERTON -- Opal M. Horton, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998.
She was a resident of Barberton for 47 years.
She is survived by husband of 50 years, Lee Roy; brother, John (Patti) McCormick; sisters, Hassie (Tom) Grissom, Joene (Herman) Hodges, Sara Cummings, and Avadean (Dean) Grant; four nieces, and eight nephews.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Rev. Douglas Shoup officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier, 745-3161.) 

Raymond W. Hockenberry
Raymond W. Hockenberry, 86, of Akron, died Dec. 23, 1998.
Born in Cambridge, Ohio, Ray was a resident of Akron since 1929. He retired from Adamson United in 1971 after 38 1/2 years service; after that, he worked for five years at Berger Iron. Ray was a longtime member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and currently a member of St. Hilary Catholic Church.
He is survived by wife, Bernadetta; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Scott Smith of Wadsworth, Kathryn Osborne of North Canton, Donna and James Haylett of Houston, Texas, Linda Francis of Boynton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristin Sine, Jennifer Moore, Nicole Musleve, Celeste, David, Amanda and Brian Osborne, and Ashley and Kayla Francis; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Artie Marie Metier of Delray Beach, Fla.
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 12 noon, at St. Matthew Church, 2603 Benton St., Akron 44312. Friends may call at the church Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew School Foundation. (Hummel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 253-6126.) 

William Albert Harris
William Albert Harris, 84, died Dec. 14 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. He was a resident of Ellicott City, Md.
Born in New Castle, Pa., Mr. Harris lived in Akron for many years. He graduated from North High School and received both bachelor's and master's degrees from Akron University. He retired from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1976 after 35 years of service.
Mr. Harris leaves his wife, Kathryn L. (Kempel); son, William T. Harris; daughters, Maureen Cheheyl, Victoria Storey, and Deborah Webster; and grandchildren, Patrick, Mary Shannon, Juliet, Emily, Megan, and Kathleen.
A Memorial Mass was held at Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City on Dec. 18. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, attention: ADA Web, P.O. Box 96911, Washington, D.C. 20090-6911.

Chester Emerson
Chester R. Emerson, 63, of the Villages, Fla., formerly of Copley, died suddenly Dec. 23, 1998, while visiting his family in Copley.
Born and raised in Copley, Chet moved to Florida this past August. He retired from Goodyear as a machinist in 1997 after 43 years service. He also retired from the Copley Fire Department with 19 years service. Chet was a member of the Barberton Moose Lodge 759, a member of Joppa Lodge 666, F&AM, the Ohio State Bowling Association, and sang the ``Messiah'' for 36 years with the Magic City Singers. He enjoyed golf, bowling, which included many tournaments, and church choir.
Preceded in death by his father, Ralph Waldo and aunt, Gloria Emerson of California, he is survived by wife, Lynda; mother, Sylvia of Copley; daughter, Wendy (Rick) Hogrewe of Hampshire, Ill.; sons, Mark (Pam) Emerson of Bluemont, Va., Kevin (Jacqueline) Emerson of Concord, N.C.; brother, Dennis (Ruth) of Copley; aunt, Martha Houchin of Akron; Lynda's sons, Ken McLaughlin of Uniontown and Jeff McLaughlin of Canal Fulton; grandchildren, Samantha and Seth; first wife, Pat Emerson of Copley; and many very special friends whom he cherished.
Memorial services Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Copley United Methodist Church, 1518 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Copley. Rev. George Cooper officiating. The Moose Lodge 759 will hold a service at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the Copley Fire and Rescue Squad or the Arthritis Foundation. (Hummel West, Copley Fairlawn, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 666-1138.) 

Thelma H. Herron
Thelma H. Herron, 91, passed away Dec. 23, 1998.
Born in Athens County, Ohio, she had lived in Akron most of her life, the last seven years at Altercare in Canton. She had worked at the M. O'Neil Co., was a member of the Arlington Street United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Daughters of America, Dames of Malta, O.E.S., and Firestone Park A.A.R.P.
Preceded in death by husband, Archie; and son, Archie Jr., she is survived by grandsons, Gary and Ted; three great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Puran of Florida; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., Rev. Charles Ulmer officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 10 a.m. until service time. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.) 

Alois Falkenstein
JACKSON TOWNSHIP -- Alois Falkenstein, 90, passed away Dec. 22, 1998, after a long extended illness.
Born in Russia, he immigrated to the United States in 1952, and lived in Akron and surrounding areas the rest of his life. Mr. Falkenstein was employed as a welder for Ornamental Iron, retiring in 1974. He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Akron.
Preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia (Kissner), in June 1988; son, Joey, in January 1994; daughter, Eugenia Mechon, in January 1996; 12 brothers, and one sister, he is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Alex and Hildegard Schachtel of Solon, Dr. Alois and Jane of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters and sons-in-law, Emilie and Peter Knebl of North Canton, Rose and Louis Calvaruso of Akron; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Robert Mechon of Uniontown.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 750 S. Main St., Akron. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hopkins Lawver UNIONTOWN Funeral Home, 3553 Northdale St., from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. (Hopkins Lawver, Uniontown, 733-6271.) 

Tammy L. Crady
BARBERTON -- Tammy L. Crady, 24, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 24, 1998.
Born in Akron, she was a life resident of the area.
Preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Norma J. Sams, she is survived by father, Jerry Crady; mother, Linda Demastus; also son, Kyle and daughter, Katelyn; grandparents, Bob and Sylvia Crady and J. Roy Sams; brother, Troy Crady; uncles and aunts, Jerry and Lynne Sams, Rick and Terry Crady, and Paul and Becky Stockhausen; and many cousins.
Funeral service will be Monday, 11:30 a.m. at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 3353 Northdale St., Uniontown, with Dr. Charles Billington officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service on Monday. Contributions may be made to the Crady Children, c/o the funeral home. (Hopkins Lawver, UNIONTOWN, 733-6271.) 

Mitchell J. (MiJo) Strauss
Mitchell Strauss, 80, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 23, 1998.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at ADAMS-MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 791 E. Market St. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1034 Brown St. Interment at Northlawn Cemetery.
(Adams-Mason, 535-9186.) 

Curtis E. ``Eggs'' Miller
CALIFORNIA -- Curtis E. ``Eggs'' Miller went to be with his Lord on Dec. 23, 1998.
Born in Wadsworth in October 1920, he had resided in California most of his life.
He is survived by his wife; two children, a number of grandchildren, sister, and brother.
Cremation has taken place. 

Mary Lee Proud
WADSWORTH -- Mary Lee Proud passed on to a better life with the Lord December 24, 1998.
A memorial service will be Sunday, 4 p.m. at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman Street, Wadsworth, where family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service.
Mary Lee was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Canton, Ohio, to Charles and Grayce MacCallum.
She is survived by husband, Dr. Barry Proud and six children, Mrs. William Doyle (Wendy), Mrs. C. Dennis Nau (Heidi), David Benner, Darryl Benner, Dwight Proud, and Douglas Proud; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson; and sister, Betty Lou Cross.
She had an active loving life as a mother, wife, colour analyst, Medina County Park Board member, machine knitter, footlighter and interior decorator. She was loved by all who knew her. Contributions may be made to Tri-County Hospice. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.) 

Charles S. Poole Jr.
Charles S. Poole Jr., 72, of Salem, Ohio, died Thursday Dec. 24, 1998, at his home.
Born Sept. 3, 1926 in Flemington, W. Va., to Charles S. Poole Sr. and Hallie McBicker, he worked for the GM Lordstown Stamping Plant in Salvage and Repair for 31 years, retiring June 15, 1986. He moved to Berlin Center from Akron in 1972, and was a member of U.A.W. Local 1714. He was World War II Army veteran, serving in the infantry in Germany.
Preceded in death by wife, Doris (Heinze) Poole; half-brothers, Jerry and Earl Poole; and half-sisters, Joyce Poole and Garnetta Poole, he is survived by stepsons, Dennis Donaldson of Ozark, Mo., and Chaplain Charles Donaldson of Wichita Falls, Texas; stepdaughters, Mrs. Denny (Donna) Cooley of Suffield, and Mrs. Rick (Deanna) Dean of Akron; half brother, Karl Tucker of Carolton; nine stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Stark Memorial, 1014 E. State St., Salem, Monday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. Chaplain Charles Donaldson officiating. Interment at Deerfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, Dec. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Anne M. Christman
Anne M. Christman passed away peacefully Dec. 17, 1998, at the VNS Hospice Care Center in Copley. She was 86.
Anne was born Johanna Margaret Donahue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Jan. 21, 1912. She attended Bridgeport University and worked for the General Electric Co. Anne had been a resident of Hudson, Ohio, since 1951, and retired from the Hudson School System, where she worked for over 20 years. She was active in Hudson community activities and was an avid hiker. A member of St. Mary's parish, she served as an organist and soloist at the old St. Mary's Church.
Preceded in death by husband, Ivan Christman, she is survived by her sister, Helene Kende of Newton, Conn.; her son and daughter-in-law, Lt. General Daniel Christman and Susan Browning Christman of West Point, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen Christman and Christian Skieller of Redwood City, Calif.; granddaughters, Carin, Catherine, Claudia, and Christina; and many friends.
Arrangements handled by Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 19 E. Main St., Hudson (1-330-650-4181), where friends will be received Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, from 3 to 5 p.m. Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on North Main Street in Hudson at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, with interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Anne's name to the VNS Hospice, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333.

Thelma Lucretta Halbritter Zetty
Thelma Lucretta Halbritter Zetty, 88, formerly of Tunnelton, W. Va., died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Akron City Hospital.
She was born March 10, 1910, in Tunnelton, the daugther of Denzil Lewis and Ollie Mae Shannon Halbritter. She was a member of Camp Chapel United Methodist Church in Tunnelton.
She is survived by daughters, Norma (Delbert) Day of Lakemore, Ohio, Betty Zuchowski of Akron, and Ruby (Franklin) Mercure Jr. of North Ridgeville, Ohio; son, Charles (Virginia) Zetty of Tunnelton, W. Va.; sisters, Elsie Bolyard of Terra Alta, W. Va., Zeda Greathouse of Newburg, W. Va., and Wanda Zetty of Tunnelton, W. Va.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Zetty, on Feb. 10, 1966; son, Daniel Lewis Zetty; granddaughter, Brenda Mercure Welburn; brothers, Charles Carroll Halbritter, Charles Clifford Halbritter, Harley Hamilton Halbritter, Oscar Wayne Halbritter, and Okey Wallace Halbritter; and sisters, Hazel Sanders and Martha Louise Halbritter.
Burial has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to Hillwood Chapel, 4824 S. Arlington Rd., North Canton 44720. 

Caroline V. Wright
BOSTON HEIGHTS -- Caroline V. Wright passed away Christmas Eve.
She had lived in Boston Heights for over 40 years.
Preceded in death by her husband, Robert, who retired as Fire Chief of Boston Heights, Caroline will be missed greatly by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and William Mankamyer of Cuyahoga Falls; and grandson and his wife, Scott and Melissa Mankamyer of Akron.
No calling hours. A graveside service will be held Monday, 1 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Boston Heights. (McGowan-Reid & Santos, 928-1313.) 

Marjorie O. Woodruff
MOGADORE -- Marjorie O. Woodruff, 82, passed away Dec. 23, 1998.
Born in Asheville, Ala., she had lived in the local area for over 40 years.
She is survived by her son, John R. (Sally); daughter, Jane Difeo; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Hecker Funeral Home in Uniontown, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Curt Hecker officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. (Hecker, 699-2600.) 

Ruth E. Ayotte Sanders
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Ruth E. Ayotte Sanders, 83, died Dec. 22, 1998.
Born in Detroit, Mich., she was an area resident for 40 years, and had retired from Sears. Mrs. Sanders was also a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cuyahoga Falls.
Preceded in death by her first husband, Leo Ayotte; her son, James; and her second husband, Matthew Sanders, she is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Brig. Gen. George Landis (Retired) of Bedford, Mass., Sharon and Larry Eleo of Stow; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and special friend and her husband, Janet and Joel Bacon of Cuyahoga Falls.
Rev. Dan McKee will conduct service Monday, 11 a.m., at Redmon Funeral Home, where friends may call Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday, one hour prior to services. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Haven of Rest, P.O. Box 547, Akron 44309; or to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.) 

Hope J. Van Bogart (nee Hurd)
Hope J. Van Bogart (nee Hurd), age 57, of Twinsubrg, Ohio, was the beloved wife of Daryl; dear mother of Sharyl L. (Gary) Mayhew and Norman D. Van Bogart; dear daughter of Harvey J. and Ruth L. Hurd; dear sister of Larry J. Hurd (Sharon), Peggy Mita and Ted H. Hurd; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and numerous close friends.
Hope had been a lifetime resident of Twinsburg. She had been a librarian at Twinsburg Elementary Schools for the past 29 years, was a member of the Twinsburg Congregational Church and the Twinsburg Christ the King Lutheran Church. Hope was also a life member of the Twinsburg Garden Club and the Twinsburg Historial Society. She was a member of the TOPS Club and served as president for many years. She was also active in Twinsburg Twins Days and served as Parade Chairman for many years.
Hope entered into rest December 25, 1998.
Memorials may be sent to the Memorial Fund of the Twinsburg Congregational Church, 9050 Church St., Twinsburg, Ohio 44087. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 28, 1998, at 2 p.m. Friends will be received at the church from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Burial will be held at Locust Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, Twinsburg, Ohio (330-425-2244).
NO VISITATION. 

Albert W. Trauben
Albert W. Trauben, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998.
He was born in Cleveland and was a resident of Akron since 1950. He founded the A. W. Trauben Co., Inc., in 1962, a restaurant design and supply company, designing many local and national restaurants. He was a member of Beth El congregation and a Mason.
Mr. Trauben was preceded in death by daughter, Julie, and was the devoted husband for 51 years of Jean; devoted father and father-in-law of Lanie and Gary Reisman of Longwood, Fla., Jeffrey and Lorrie Trauben of West Bloomfield, Mich., Bruce and Sharon Trauben of Gaithersburg, Md., Dr. Andrew Trauben of New York, N.Y.; dearest Papa of Jason, Matthew, Michael, Jonathan, Justin, Lindsey, Eryn, and Samantha; and dear brother of Leonard (Helen) Trauben of Cleveland.
Service will be held at the Gordon Memorial Home at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will be at the residence through Wednesday. In lieu of other remembrances, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity. (Gordon, 836-7989.) 

Mitchell J. (MiJo) Strauss
Mitchell Strauss, 80, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 23, 1998.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Akron in 1961. He owned MiJo's House of Paprikash from 1961-1985. He was an Army Staff Sergeant during World War II, receiving, among others, the Bronze Star with five stars and a Purple Heart for heroism while aboard the ``Jeremiah S. Daly'' troop transport ship.
He will always be loved and sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Gladys; daughters, Catherine Strauss and Carolyn (Lester) Lee; grandchildren, Chrissy (Don) Blair, Jaime and Denise Griffin, David, Diana, and Vicki Lee; great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Allyson; and sister, Jean Plush of Cleveland.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. TODAY at ADAMS-MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 791 E. Market St. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1034 Brown St. Interment at Northlawn Cemetery.
(Adams-Mason, 535-9186.)

Denny Sherd Speaks
Denny Sherd Speaks, 25, died unexpectedly Dec. 23, 1998.
He was born in Valparaiso, Ind., and had lived most of his life in the Akron area. Mr. Speaks was an Army veteran, had attended N.I.T. for 18 months, and was working as a cook for McDonald's.
He is survived by wife, Sandra; son, Denny Ohiro Speaks; stepdaughter, Cynthia Yoder; mother, Patricia Speaks-Jones; father, Denny Oscar Speaks; grandmother, Marian Chandler; sister, Tricia Jones; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
(Prentice, 753-7721.) 

George W. Lang
George W. Lang, 83, died Monday, December 21, 1998, at his residence.
Born in Indiana County, Pa., on May 5, 1915, he was a retired painter for Diamond Crystal in Akron, Ohio. He was a member of Hillcrest Bible Church in Belmont, Ohio, Independent Order of Foresters, Belmont Grange, National Rifle Association, and a foster grandparent for many years.
Preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Margaret E. (Overman) Lang; brother, Frank Lang; stepbrother, Everett Piper; and sisters, Elizabeth Jane Lange and Elma Lang, he is survived by sons, Philip Lang of Barnesville, Ohio, George E. Lang of Kent, Ohio; daughters, Bonnie Wesselmann of Carlsbad, Calif., and Clarissa P. Harsh of Pinellas Park, Fla.; brother, Roy E. Lang of Jeanette, Pa., sisters, Lottie Elkin of Elyria, Ohio, Mary Collins of South Carolina, and Helen McCombs of Akron, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral service Tuesday, December 29, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home in Barnesville, Ohio, where calling hours will be held Monday, December 28, 1998 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Pastor Jack Palmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Bible Church. (Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio, 740-425-1616.) 

Marie Bowman Hoover
Marie Bowman Hoover, 83, of North Canton, died Wednesday evening at Manor Care.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. TODAY at Faith United Methodist Church, with Rev. Alan F. Kimber officiating. Private family graveside services were held at North Canton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gallery Fund of the Canton Museum of Art, or to Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
(Karlo & Sons, 499-6207.) 

Thelma H. Herron
Thelma H. Herron, 91, passed away Dec. 23, 1998.
Born in Athens County, Ohio, she had lived in Akron most of her life, the last seven years at Altercare in Canton. She had worked at the M. O'Neil Co., was a member of the Arlington Street United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Daughters of America, Dames of Malta, O.E.S., and Firestone Park A.A.R.P.
Preceded in death by husband, Archie; and son, Archie Jr., she is survived by grandsons, Gary and Ted; three great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Puran of Florida; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., Rev. Charles Ulmer officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 10 a.m. until service time. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.) 

Gwendolyn Sugg Harrington
Gwen Harrington, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center.
Mrs. Harrington was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she lived until she moved to Akron 22 years ago. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities as a member of the Women's Board of Akron. She was also a member of the Junior League. In her life, she was an avid bridge player, bowler and golfer. Following the death of her husband, Jack Harrington, in 1991, she met weekly with her Good Grief Group. She was a lifelong member of Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mrs. Harrington is survived by her six children: The Rev. Mary J. Harrington, husband, Marty Teitel; Terry Harrington, husband, Lloyd Lautner; John Harrington, wife, Katie Harrington; Douglas Harrington of Akron; Scott Harrington, wife, Diane Harrington; and Sarah Vizenor, husband, Monty Vizenor; ten grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Julie. She was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother and friend.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd. in Fairlawn, on TUESDAY, December 29, 1998, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. (Billow, FAIRLAWN Chapel,
867-4141.)


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