Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Dorothy Todd
RITTMAN -- Dorothy H. Todd, 68, of 179 Home St. died Friday, Aug. 21, at her home. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. from Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. She was born May 10, 1930 in Barberton to David and Daisy (Belkey) Blouir and married Hoyt Todd. He died in 1984. She lived in Rittman since 1960, and was a homemaker and a member of the Rittman First Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Karen (David) Erhard of Sterling and sons, Curtis Todd of Rossville, Ga., Kraig Todd and Keith Todd, both of Rittman; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Blouir of Barberton, and Louie Blouir of South Carolina; sisters, Hettie Mitchell of Sun City, Ariz., Elizabeth Benchott of Dallas, Betty Bramlett and Hazel Phillips both of Akron, and Daisy Rollins of Barberton. In addition to her husband, a son, Kenneth, died in 1995. 

Isa Harvey
CRESTON -- Isa D. Harvey, 91, of Coulter Street, Creston, formerly of Rittman, died Saturday, Aug. 22, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. O.J. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are daughters, Jeanne (Julius) Rosenberg and Pat (Ellis) Stepp, both of Creston; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vera Howell of Rittman. 

William Croskey
SHREVE -- William Gary Croskey, 65, 393 E. Robinson St., died Friday, Aug. 21, at Wooster Community Hospital. A memorial graveside service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Shreve, with military rites being conducted by Shreve American Legion Post 67. There will be no calling hours. Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve is handling arrangements. Surviving are children, Michael K. Croskey, Deb Miller and Darcy Croskey, all of Shreve; stepchildren, Annette Deneke, Gregory Dalessandro and Sharon Crosser, all of Orrville; four grandchildren; and a brother, Bob Croskey of Lothian, Md. 

Beaton Pettengill
WOOSTER -- Beaton F. Pettengill, 75, 336 Dorchester Road, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, where friends may call one hour prior to the services. The Rev. Ralph Fogel and Samuel W. Speck will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Muskingum College. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, John B. and Lloydean Pettengill of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a son, Kip Pettengill of Wooster; a granddaughter, Gwyneth Pettengill; and a brother, John W. Pettengill of Indianapolis.

Elmer Miller
APPLE CREEK -- Elmer S. Miller, 28, 3914 S. Kohler Road, died Saturday, Aug. 22, at MetroHealth Medical Center. Services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Dan Zook officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery, Wayne County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, William, Sam, Menno, Lena, Cevilla, Rebecca and Fannie, all of the home; his parents; sisters, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) Yoder and Mrs. Noah (Lenna) Troyer, both of Apple Creek, Mrs. Levi (Fannie) Petersheim and Mrs. Menno (Mary) Petersheim, both of Paoli, Ind., Mrs. Sam (Rebecca) Swartzentruber of Millersburg and Mattie Miller of Akron. 

Julia Smith
WOOSTER -- Julia A. Smith, 100, 1715 Mechanicsburg Road, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 23, 1998, at West View Manor. Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Christopher Cottrel officiating. Burial will be at Congress Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Louvane Thompson of Wooster; grandchildren, Donna Hudson, Joy Watts, David and Jon Thompson; great-grandchildren, Paul Hudson, Greg, Andrea and Amy Watts, Brian, Jesse, Julia and Becky Thompson. 

Altha Ewing
WOOSTER -- Altha L. Ewing, 88, formerly of 1056 Mindy Lane, died Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1998, at Hanover House, Massillon. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. J. William Lofgren officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are nieces, Norma Haws of Canton and Ruth Baker of Gahanna.

Harold Brown
RITTMAN -- Harold W. Brown, 94, formerly of North Hickin Avenue, died Monday morning, Aug. 24, 1998, at the Apostolic Christian Home. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Revs. Ron Heasley and F.D. Donaldson officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Rittman United Methodist Church, 211 N. Metzger Ave., Rittman 44270. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Geraldine) Champlin of Rittman; granddaughters, Barbara Champlin of Westerville and Debra (Miles) Cumberland of Dublin; great-grandchildren, Kelly Cumberland of Dublin and Chris Cumberland of Ypsilanti, Mich. 

Mabel Young
CRESTON -- Mabel I. Young, 89, of Pine Street, died Monday, Aug. 24, at her home. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with the Rev. James McCurdy officiating. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a nephew, Walter Young of Wooster, with whom she had made her home for the past three years; and several other nephews and nieces.

Paula Hooser
TEMPLE, Texas -- Paula F. Hooser, 55, of Temple, Texas, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday, Aug. 16, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rittman Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Heasley officiating. Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, is handling local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691. Surviving are children, Jerry Ford of Chicago, and Connie Ford of Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Mardis of Akron. 

Ralph Weckbacher
WADSWORTH -- Ralph E. Weckbacher, 82, 157 Valley View Drive, died Monday night, Aug. 24, at Altercare of Wadsworth. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. James L. Singleton officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be to Camp Christian, in care of First Christian Church, 116 Boyer St., Wadsworth 44281. Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Donald (Harriet) Weckbacher of Norfolk, Va., and Marcia (Lloyd) Sigrist of Grandburg, Texas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Myron (Donna) Weckbacher of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sisters, Thelma (George) Harter and Neva (Max) Farley, both of Wadsworth. 

Robert Cobbler
POLK -- Robert A. Cobbler, 54, 352 Township Road 1150, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, at his residence. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with Travis Irwin and Charles Gibbs officiating. Burial will be at Reedsburg Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Bobbie Cobbler, Nikki Cobbler, Brandy Beyl and Dawn Gear, all of Ashland and Patti Wenrick of North Carolina; a grandson, Colton Alan-Wayne Cobbler and a granddaughter, Chelsey Jane Beyl; his father of Ashland; and a sister, Ruth Ann Gibbs of Vienna, W.Va. 

Elva Hershberger
WALNUT CREEK -- Elva Hershberger, 87, formerly of Township Road 444, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the home of her daughter in Kidron. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Ross Miller officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the church, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Building Fund. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Keith Hershberger of Cleveland, and Mrs. Wesley (Sandra) Hofstetter of Kidron; three grandsons; and sisters, Mary Bitikofer formerly of Sugarcreek and Mrs. Blake (Lola) Miller of Walnut Creek. 

Homer Lowe
SMITHVILLE -- A memorial service will be held at the Smithville United Methodist Church, Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., for Homer James Lowe, 77, formerly of Smithville, who died very shortly after being admitted to Wooster Community Hospital. Friends and acquaintances may pay their respects at 8 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Homer's life of giving culminated in his final gift of his body to Case Western Reserve University. Surviving are his six children, Mrs. Howard (Jennifer) Martin of Kansas City, Kan., Dennis and Richard Lowe of Coshocton, Jerry Lowe of Creston, Mrs. Joseph (Lynda) Berman of Athens, Ohio, and Mrs. Joseph (Myra) Leeper of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; and his twin sisters Mrs. Gaylen (Dorothy) Hochstetler of Smithville and Mrs. Syl (Donna) Hentschel of Canton. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville; or to Boys' Village, P.O. Box 518, Smithville 44677. 

Austin Hostetler
HOLMESVILLE -- Austin Cody Hostetler, two-day-old son of Nathan E. and Angela (Glick) Hostetler, 8730 Township Road 564, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Services were held this morning, Aug. 27, at 10 at Bethany Mennonite Church Cemetery, Holmesville, with Eli Hostetler officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Surviving in addition to his parents are grandparents, Albert and Elaine Glick of Massillon and Emanuel and Katie Hostetler of Finger, Tenn.; great-grandparents, Roy Zook of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Yost T. and Fannie Hostetler of Holmesville and Emma Shetler of Fredericksburg. 

Juanita Halteman
ORRVILLE -- Juanita C. Halteman, 100, formerly of 409 S. Main St., died Thursday, Aug. 27, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in North Canton. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, with the Rev. Randy Gehres officiating. There will be no calling hours. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main St., Orrville 44667. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Donna Halteman of North Canton and a daughter, Phyllis Stambaugh of Fremont; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Fae Fischer
ORRVILLE -- Fae Opal Fischer, 94, 714 Garfield Ave., Orrville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, May 11, 1998. She had been residing at her daughter's home, Kathleen Poyer, 292 Alturas Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif., for the last 4 1/2 years. Memorial services will be Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at 3 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, with Pastor Dennis Woodruff officiating. Surviving are twin daughters, Kathleen Poyer and Marleen Mangle of Sunnyvale, Calif; grandsons, Kenneth, Robert and George Mangle, Steven and Jeffrey Poyer and a granddaughter, Karen (Poyer) Cabral, along with a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and seven great-grandchildren. 

John Johnston Jr.
WOOSTER -- Memorial services for John C. Johnston Jr., 82, 275 W. Henrietta St., will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at McGaw Chapel,The College of Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to The College of Wooster; or to People to People, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691. He died Sunday, Aug. 16. A complete obituary appeared in The Daily Record, Wednesday, Aug. 19. 

Edna Smith
VIRA, Pa. -- Edna M. Bratton Smith, 81, formerly of Vira, Pa., died this morning, Aug. 28 at Rolling Hills Manor in Millmont, Pa. She was the stepmother of Mrs. James (Linda) McClenahen of Shreve. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Hiller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, Pa., with the Rev. Ted Yanke officiating. Burial will be at Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, Pa. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Vira United Methodist Church, 107 Long Lane, Lewistown, Pa. 17044; or to Rolling Hills Manor, RD 1, Millmont, Pa. 17845. Surviving in addition to her stepdaughter, are sons, Kenneth B. Bratton of Lewistown, Pa., and James R. Bratton of Burnham, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Merle W. Allison of Reedsville, Pa., and Carl D. Allison of Shippensburg, Pa.; and sisters, Mrs. Donald (Bertha) Kerr of McVeytown, Pa., and Mary E. Miller of Mattawana, Pa.

William Shelton
DAYTON -- William R. Shelton, 78, of Dayton, died Thursday, Aug. 27. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Routsong Funeral Home, 6 Oakwood Ave., Dayton, with the Rev. Richard Coldwell officiating. Private entombment for the family only will be at Woodland Mausoleum. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. He was owner and operator of Shelton's Pharmacy and Medical Supply for 55 years. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Ohio Pharmacists Association, Wayne Avenue Business Association, Miami Valley Pharmaceutical Association, National Association of Retail Druggists, the Dayton Country Club, and a member and chaplain of American College of Apothecaries. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Ruth L. Shelton; sons and daughter-in-law, William R. Shelton II of North Carolina and Jonathan P. and Nancy R. Shelton of Dayton, and a daughter, Susan Shelton of Dayton; four grandsons, Jeffrey M. and Kristen of North Carolina, Richard C. II of California, Jonathan II of Dayton, and David W. of Dayton; three granddaughters, Sarah E. of Florida, Kathleen A. of North Carolina, and Erin G. of Dayton; and one great-grandson, William Tyler. A son, Richard C. Shelton, died in 1990 

John Stone
WOOSTER -- John Wesley Stone, 78, 246 S. Buckeye St., died Friday, Aug. 28, at his residence. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Ralph Fogel officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. He was born June 17, 1920 in Henderson, Ky., to Willis Wesley and Ruby (Bryant) Stone and was married to Phyllis (Devers) Jenkins Stone for 39 years. She survives. He had been a former oil and gas driller with W.B. Armstrong Drilling. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Clarice Coker and Mary Watson, both of Kentucky, Dianna Krepps and Sue Wescover, both of Indiana, John V. Stone of Shreve, Sandra Fath, Ronald and Donald Stone, all of Wooster; stepchildren, Richard Jenkins, Kay Bascom and Barbara James, all of Wooster and Doris Johnson of Shreve; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Watson of Henderson, Ky.; brothers, Thomas Stone of Mississippi and Marlin Stone of Bradford, Pa.; a half-brother, Earl DeLong of Illinois; and a half-sister, Ann Moyer of Maryland. A brother, David, died previously. 

Ruth McKinney
NORTH CANTON -- Ruth M. (Falk) McKinney, 84, of North Canton, died early Friday morning, Aug. 21, at St. Luke Lutheran Home. Services were held Monday morning, Aug. 24, at Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Thomas C. Smith officiated. Private burial was at North Lawn Cemetery. She was born in Orrville and was a retired registered nurse from Mercy Medical Center in Canton. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Canton. Surviving are sons, Terrence J. McKinney of Connecticut, John C. McKinney of Massillon and Gregory P. McKinney of Hudson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, John I. McKinney, died in 1972. 

Gene Johnson
WOOSTER -- Gene E. Johnson, 74, 444 E. Beverly Road, died Thursday, Aug. 27 at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, following a two month illness. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Parkview Church of Christ, with the Revs. Gary Pettyjohn and Pat Hartson officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Township Cemetery in Holmesville. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Northeastern Ohio Assn. of Helpers, P.O. Box 8251, Canton 44711 or to Parkview Church of Christ, 1912 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691. He was born on Sept. 10, 1923 in Benton to Nels and Florence (Rowe) Johnson and married E. Maxine Butler on March 19, 1943. She survives. He graduated from Holmesville High School and served in the Army during World War II with the 104th Infantry Division in the European Theatre. He retired in 1988 from Frito-Lay and continued part time as a consultant until his illness. He was a member of Parkview Church of Christ and L. C. Boles Friday morning Seniors Golf League, and a former director of Northeastern Ohio Assn. of Helpers (NOAH). Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Thomas Nisius of Westlake, and Beverly and Gregory Siek of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Michael Nisius of Westlake, Kimberly Nisius of Greenville, N.C., and Gregory Nisius of Bowling Green; a sister, Marjorie Williams of Mantua, sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Stan Grant of Lodi, and brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Dorothy Johnson of Navarre, Ronald and Vicki Johnson of Savannah, James and Chris Johnson of Parkman, and Timothy and Marilyn Johnson of Mansfield. A sister, Betty Dewalt, died previously. 

George Lang
ASHLAND -- George Rex Lang, 77, of Township Road 1104, Ashland, died Friday morning, Aug. 28, at his residence, after a long illness. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Robert Pflueger officiating. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Heyl Funeral Home in Ashland, or one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army or Hospice of North Central Ohio. He was born March 31, 1921 in Loudonville to George and Catherine (Yarman) Lang and married Mary Jo Linn on Dec. 9, 1945. She died on June 10, 1994. He had been a resident of Ashland and Holmes Counties all of his life and was involved with farming. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Leaders Sunday School Class, Ashland Coin Club, National Farmer's Organization, Natural Farming Activist, and on the board for Federal Land Bank. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Denbow of Wooster, sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Linda Lang of Savannah, Ronald and Judy Lang, Jon and Wendy Lang, and Gary and Linda Lang, all of Ashland, and Joe and Wanda Lang of West Salem; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a twin sister, Ruth Leeper of Wooster. 

Oliver Logston
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Oliver Z. Logston, of Parkersburg, W. Va., and formerly of Orrville, died Thursday, Aug. 27 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Rockport Full Gospel Church, with the Rev. Everett Snyder officiating. Burial will be at Limestone Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Lambert-Tatman in South Parkersburg. He was born in Pennsylvania to Everett and Mary (Pifer) Logston and married Dorothy Griswold. She survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 15. He had been employed by Shafer Valve in Orrville as a welder. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Janet Crockett of Bealeton, Va.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One brother, Howard Logston, died previously. 

Charles Hoy
WOOSTER -- Charles R. "Dick" Hoy, 70, formerly of East Moreland Road, Wooster, died Friday, Aug. 28, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Westerville. Graveside services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Wooster Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster. He was born April 15, 1928 in Wooster to James and Ruth (Seib) Hoy. He was the owner and operator of a sawmill in Moreland. Surviving are his daughter, Connie McWilliam of Sutterlin, Ore.; a grandson, Troy Bell of Columbus; and half-sisters, Shirley Beckler of Wooster and Pat Miller of California. His father and mother, Ruth Seib Hoy Miller, died previously. 

John Updegrove
RITTMAN -- John Updegrove, 70, 291 N. Main St., died Saturday morning, Aug. 29, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Dr. J. A. Burton officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a niece, Mary Updegrove of Rittman with whom he had made his home; a brother, Leroy of Amhurst and a sister, Rose Swoyer of Pottstown, Pa. 

Regina Kriner
WOOSTER -- Regina A. Kriner, 64, 905 Portage Road, Apt. 247, died Friday evening, Aug. 28, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a short illness. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Salem Mennonite Church in Wooster with the Rev. Raul Tadeo officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Memorial Park in Wooster. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Mennonite Church, 7012 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Arrangements are being handled by Custer Funeral Home. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda D. and Ryan E. Rogers of Wooster and Susan L. and Jerry Chio of West Union, W.Va.; six grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Clenley Marple of Weston, W.Va. 

Robert Cupp
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Robert E. Cupp, 65, of Lincoln, Neb., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998. Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998 at 10 a.m. at the Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, Neb. with the Rev. Dr. Don McCall officiating. There will be no calling hours. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth's Critical Care Unit or Baldwin-Wallace College. Surviving are his wife, Marlene; daughter and fiance, Mary and Tom Makar of Huntington Beach, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and C.T. Newsum of Overland Park, Kan.; grandsons, Patrick, Daniel and Thomas; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Merrill Robb of Beaver Falls, Pa. and Esther and Rev. Elmer Parks of Ingomar, Pa.; sister-in-law, Jean Cupp of Bay Shore, N.Y.; brother-in-law and spouse, M.L. and Gloria Petty of Crawfordsville, Ind.; mother-in-law, Edna Petty of Wooster and nieces and nephews. 

John Ziegler
CRESTON -- John W. Ziegler, 58, of Cleveland Road, died Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with the Rev. Douglas Wantz officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4767 Higbee Ave., Canton 44718. Surviving are sons, Eugene (Dawn) Ziegler of Creston and Philip (Gretchen) Ziegler of Sheffield Lake; three grandchildren; and his stepfather, Cletus Kurtz of Smithville. 

Thelma Oliver
WOOSTER -- Thelma K. Oliver, 79, of Williamsburg Court, died Sunday, Aug. 30, at Cleveland Clinic. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. John Weaver officiating. Inurnment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Roberts Funeral Home, Wooster, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Wooster Community Center, 241 S. Bever St., Wooster 44691. Surviving are children and their spouses, Marjorie and Bob Perry of McComb, James R. and Rosalind Oliver of Des Moines, Iowa, and Martha and Don Elliott of Wooster; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ella Eiden of Wisconsin. 

Lois Pennell
SHILOH -- Lois Pennell, 89, of Shiloh, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30, at Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard, after a short illness. She was the mother of Lucille (Don) McLaughlin of Burbank. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich, with the Rev. Linda Heinlen officiating. Burial will be at Edwards Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwich Public Library, 4 New St., Greenwich 44837; or to Shiloh United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her daughter are a son, Rich (Peggy) Pennell of Plymouth; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Amstutz of Bailey Lakes and Dean Amstutz of Shiloh; and a sister, Dorothy Humbert of Shiloh. 

Madeline Akin
KILLBUCK -- Madeline I. Akin, 85, of Killbuck, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29, at Morning View Nursing Home in Danville. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Dale Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Wolfe Creek Cemetery, Killbuck. Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Surviving are children, Ronald Akin and Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Harford, both of Killbuck, Eileen Ackeret of Adam Mills and Mrs. Larry (Jeanne) Phillips of Danville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Majora Rodhe of Walnut Creek.


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