Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Elda Neuenschwander
DALTON -- Elda Neuenschwander, 83, of Dalton, died Thursday morning, Sept. 10, at her home after a brief illness. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church, with the Revs. Terry Shue and Herman Myers officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5-9 p.m. in the fellowship building at the church, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Memorial contributions may be made to Kidron Mennonite Church Tape Ministry, P.O. Box 232, Kidron; or Hymns You Know, c/o Paul Neuenschwander, P.O. Box 14, Kidron 44636. Surviving are children and their spouses, Beulah and Carl Geiser, John and Dora Mae Neuenschwander, Dean and Linda Neuenschwander and Curtis and Carol Neuenschwander, all of Orrville, Wayne Neuenschwander of Lakeland, Fla., Sherman and Connie Neuenschwander, Miriam and Perry O'Dell, Arthur and Debi Neuenschwander and Janice and Steve Amstutz, all of Dalton; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Lydia) Gerber of Orrville and Edna Falb of Dalton; and a sister-in-law, Verena Steiner of Dalton. 

Trenton Hershberger
MILLERSBURG -- Trenton David Hershberger, infant son of Wayne and Ruth (Miller) Hershberger, 3701 State Route 83, was stillborn Thursday, Sept. 10, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg. Graveside services were held this morning (Friday) at 10 at Light in the Valley Cemetery near Walnut Creek. The Rev. Phil Stutzman officiated. Arrangements were handled by Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Surviving in addition to his parents, who are members of Light in the Valley Church near Walnut Creek, are sisters, Monica, Denise and Angela, all of the home; and grandparents, Raymond and Esther Miller of Millersburg and Melvin and Orpha Hershberger of Gambier. 

Eleanor Butler
MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Eleanor June (Jagger) Butler, 83, of Waterman Village, Mount Dora, Fla., formerly of New Pittsburg, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 1998, in a hospital in Eustis, Fla. Memorial services will be held at a later date in New Pittsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to New Pittsburg United Methodist Church, in care of Jim Starlin, 10120 Hiner Road, Wooster; or to New Pittsburg Fire House Auxiliary, in care of Molly Stull, 9526 Vanzile St., Wooster 44691. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Blincoe of Mount Dora, Fla.; grandchildren, Terri of Atlanta and moving to Brazil in October, Jeff of Orlando, Fla., and Stacey of New York City; and a brother, Glenn Jagger of Northfield. 

Robert Fry
WOOSTER -- Robert C. Fry, 69, of 4455 Cleveland Road, Lot 118, passed away in the comfort of his loving family, Thursday evening, Sept. 10, at his residence following a long illness. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, with Pastor Nathan Ward officiating. Followed by entombment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Wooster. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either: Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road., Wooster 44691 or American Heart Assoc., Wayne County Division, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691 or Wooster Church Of The Nazarene 1741 Oak Hill Road, Wooster 44691. In addition to his wife of Wooster, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David W. (Jeanne) Fry of Congress, and Joel R. Fry of Wooster; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mrs. David (Roberta I.) Parker of Frankfort, Ky., and Christine M. Cover of Ashland; six grandchildren, Greg, Raunda and Ryan Cover, Aaron Hawkins and Marc and Karen Fry; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Kyle Cover; and many nieces and nephews. 

Dorothy Middleton
LOUDONVILLE -- Dorothy A. Middleton, 59, of 135 Riverside Drive, died Friday morning, Sept. 11, at her home after a long illness. Memorial services will be Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Garry Guiffre officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805, or to the American Cancer Society, NE Ohio Region Western Area, 43099 N. Ridge Road, Lorain 44035. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Don Greer of Loudonville, sons and daughter-in-law, Les Middleton, Jim Middleton and Jon and Cindy Middleton, all of Loudonville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her mother, Anne Hudson of Richmond Heights; a sister, Dolly Antonelli of Gates Mills; and a brother, Robert Hudson of South Euclid.

John Prosser
LOUDONVILLE -- John E. Prosser, 60, 138 N. Spring St., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, after an extended illness. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Loudonville, with the Rev. Howard Horton officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 124 S. Market St., Loudonville 44842. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Carol Prosser of Ashland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Fred Paisley, Rhea Prosser and Sandy and Carl Smith, all of Loudonville; a nephew, Chris Paisley of Loudonville; and a niece, Lisa Paisley of Columbus. 

June Paugh
WOOSTER -- June M. Paugh, 74, 709 Stibbs St., died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital. There will be no services. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Roberts Funeral Home, Wooster. Surviving are a son, Bernie Paugh of Lima; a brother, Henry Hamilton; and her friend, William A. Bursani. 

Ralph Kirkbride
ORRVILLE -- Ralph G. Kirkbride, 84, 525 Markley Ave., died Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, 1998, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, after a brief illness. Graveside services will be Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call tonight (Sunday) from 7-9 at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Memorial contributions may be made to Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, in care of the Endowment Fund, 820 N. Ella St., P.O. Box 17, Orrville 44667. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons and daughters-in-law, Ken Kirkbride and Tami Shearer of Brunswick and John and Cheryl Kirkbride of Doylestown; grandchildren, Courtney Kirby, Benjamin Kirkbride and Madeleine Kirkbride; a brother, Herb Kirkbride of Orrville; and a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Ethel Mae) Meeks of Negley. 

Ruth Diller
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Ruth V. Diller, 80, 400 Country Club Drive, passed away at her home on Saturday, September 12, 1998. Mrs. Diller was a long time resident of Orrville, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Orrville on Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m., with calling hours starting at 9 a.m. The Revs. Roger Tschiegg and Barbara Morrison will officiate. Burial will be at the East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or to Central American Medical Outreach, 14821 Burkhart Road, Orrville, Ohio 44667. Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Dr. Thomas Diller and Sharon Diller of Blacksburg, Virginia and Dr. Kenneth Diller and JoAnn Diller of Austin, Texas, plus seven grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Diller of Orrville and Shirley Johnson of Dover and many nieces and nephews. 

Shania Yoder
DUNDEE -- Shania Diane Yoder, 27-day-old daughter of Aaron J. and Marilyn (Keim) Yoder, 10528 Winesburg Road, died early Sunday morning (September 13) at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland following heart complications. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bethany Christian Fellowship, near Holmesville with Eli Hostetler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is in charge of arrangements. She was born in Wooster on August 18. In addition to her parents she is survived by a sister, Tiara Joann of the home; grandparents, Abe and Ada Yoder of Mount Eaton and Junior and Sara Keim of Dundee and great-grandmother, Sevilla Keim of Shreve. 

Yvonne Hoover
KILLBUCK -- Yvonne L. Hoover, 65, of Killbuck, died Sunday morning, Sept. 13, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, following an extended illness. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Raiguel Funeral Home in Cairo, W.Va. Burial will be at Cairo, W.Va. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg and one hour prior to services on Thursday at Raiguel Funeral Home in Cairo, W.Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Surviving are her mother of Killbuck; a daughter, Tina Sue Hoover of W.Va. and a sister, Charlene Mount of Killbuck. 

William Lance
WESTFIELD TWP. -- William W. Lance, 76, of Westfield Township, died Sunday, Sept. 13, at Medina General Hospital, following a sudden illness. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi with the Rev. Larry Black officiating. Burial will be at Westfield Center Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 150, Westfield Center 44251. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Betty) Erb of Medina, Mary Yurick of Barberton and Katie Shellaberger of Lima and a brother, Wayland (wife, Marian) Lance of Salem. 

Bernard Lassond
WOOSTER -- Bernard A. Lassond, 66, of Wooster, who wintered in Florida, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in Wooster. Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick with the Rev. Thomas Lenhart officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick. Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. at Waite and Son Funeral Homes Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina or one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick 44212 or Grace Brethren Church, 1924 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are his wife Barbara (Fraunfelder) Lassond of Wooster; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Doris Lassond of Brunswick; daughter, Tamara Stabile and fiance, Scott Ochocki of Brunswick; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and David Wright of Medina; six grandchildren, Kellie, Kristin, Derek, Sarah, Abbey and Zachary and a sister, Elizabeth Dull of Lodi. 

Jean McCracken
ASHLAND -- Jean Leora McCracken, 76, 722 Davis Street, died Saturday evening, Sept. 12, at Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield, following an extended illness. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Van Hove Funeral Home in Ashland, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Gibson officiating. Burial will be at Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 121 West South St., Ashland 44805. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Louise and Bill Callahan of Carmel, Ind. and Susan Carol and Mark Hamilton of Columbus; two sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Barb McCracken of Richwood and Donald E. and Alyce McCracken of Ashland; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and relatives in the Wooster area. 

Shirley Bachman
ORRVILLE -- Shirley J. Bachman, 61, 332 Lakewood Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at her home. Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home with the Rev. David Daum officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Christ North Elm St. Memorial Fund, Orrville 44667. Surviving in addition to her husband are sons Richard Bachman of Atlanta, Ronald Bachman of Mansfield, Russell Bachman of Wooster, son, Neil and spouse, Drema Bachman of Wooster; daughters and their spouses, Deborah and Larry Baker of Shreve and Vicki and Kevin Coyle of Akron; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her mother of Orrville; sister and spouse, Sandra and Larry Boak of Dalton; brother and spouse, David and Sandra Calderhead of Orrville and a brother, Gerald Calderhead of Wooster. 

Rollin Black
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Rollin Lester Black, 94, of Shelby Township, Mich. and formerly of Wooster, died Monday, Sept. 14. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call today (Wednesday) from 3-7 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, Mich. Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughters, Marlene Henderson of Shelby Township, Mich. and Peggy (Patrick) Truttman of Carson City, Nev.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

William Butler
WOOSTER -- William Okley Butler, 64, 661 Hancock St., Wooster, died Monday, Sept. 14, in Akron, from apparent natural causes. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. Ellis R. Martin officiating. Burial will be at Blachleyville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Richard Butler of Wooster, Ronald E. Butler, William Butler of Wooster and Timothy J. Butler of South Carolina; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Chris) Parker and Kathleen F. Robinson, both of Wooster; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; four brothers, Glendal O. and James A. Butler, both of Wooster, Melvin C. and Zarro Butler, both of North Carolina and a sister, Shirley Yeo of North Carolina. 

Glenn Tressell
WILMOT -- Glenn E. Tressell, 52, of Wilmot, died Monday, Sept. 14, from injuries sustained in an accident at home. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with the Rev. Ray Peters officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wilmot, where military services will be conducted. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. or one hour prior to services on Friday. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Ramona Kiko of Dover; two sons, Donald Tressell of Wilmot and Daniel Bruwier of Massillon; two grandchildren; three sisters, Marcella Emick of Mount Eaton, Mrs. Carl (Fae) Zurcher of Wilmot and Mrs. Robert (Olive) Duncan of Big Prairie and a brother Leo Tressell of Dundee. 

Daisy Donoho
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Daisy Hill Donoho, 89, 1061 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, Ga., died Monday, September 14, 1998. Services will be Thursday, September 17, 1998 in Portland, Tenn. Local arrangements were handled by Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Ga. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Clive W. and Cynthia Donoho Jr. of Greensboro, Ga. and formerly of Wooster; four grandchildren, Gary Donoho of Princeton, N.C., Anne Bynum and Theresa Donoho, both of Charlotte, N.C. and Glenn Donoho of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Anabel Summers of Orangeburg, S.C. 

Paul Huff
ASHLAND -- Paul Edwin Huff, 69, formerly of Union Street, died Sunday evening, Sept. 13, at Sunset View Nursing Center in Millersburg, after an extended illness. There will be no services or calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Peppard of Ashland; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers, John Huff of Hayesville, Jack Huff of Bellaire and Raymond Huff of Orlando, Fla. and five sisters, Helen Edgell and Lucille Rose, both of New Matamoras, Mary Carr of Cambridge, Wilma Goshe of Orlando, Fla. and Delores Boley of Lorain. 

William Chave
DECATUR, Ala. -- William A. Chave, 56, of Decatur, Ala., formerly of Wooster, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Birmingham, Ala. Graveside services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in London. Surviving are his wife, Becky Molen Chave, two daughters, Amy of Virginia and Andrea of Columbus and two sons, Jeffrey of Columbus and Ted of Alabama; four grandchildren; his mother, Naomi Chave of Port Richey, Fla. and three brothers, Gregory of Apple Creek and Austin of New Orleans and Reid of Charlestown, S.C. 

Goldia Gill
HENDRYSBURG -- Goldia I. Gill, 94, formerly of Hendrysburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Barnesville Health Care Center. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home in Barnesville with the Revs. Christine and Norman Grimes officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hendrysburg. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are three sons Everett Gill of Rittman, Eugene (Faye) Gill of Marshallville, Harry (Francis) Gill of Massillon and three daughters Vera Gibbons of Hendrysburg, Jean Robb of Barnesville and Shirley (Robert) Spears of Orrville, 21 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. 

Sibyl Bucher
WOOSTER -- Sibyl Bucher, 86, formerly of Portage Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Revs. Dale Sanford and J. Wm. Lofgren officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster 44691. Surviving is a sister, Mary Whitehead of Jasper, Ind. 

Eddie Flanagan
WOOSTER -- Eddie E. Flanagan, 79, 4358 Buss Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Smithville-Western Care Center. Services will be Friday at noon at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Murphy officiating. Burial will be at Apple Creek Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster 44691. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Marie Flanagan of St. Petersburg, Fla. and a daughter, Marcia Flanagan of Phoenix, Ariz. 

Eva Flickinger
ASHLAND -- Eva C. Flickinger, 92, formerly of Brethren Care Center in Ashland, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. George Peters officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Marguerite Flickinger of Sullivan; five grandchildren, William Flickinger of Ashland, Shirley Canfield of Nova, Barbara Imhoff of Polk, Michelle Smalley of Sullivan and April Flickinger of St. Mary's; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. 

H.D. Leiner
WOOSTER -- H.D. "Bub" Leiner, 75, 6056 Hoy Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the home of his daughter. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Stull officiating. Burial will be at Apple Creek Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Callie Jo and Leland Selders, Brenda and Chuck Greegor and Becky and Ray Windsor, all of Shreve, Buddy and Beth Beckler of Apple Creek and Rex and Judy Leiner Sr. of Holmesville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Eleanor) Slutz and Florence Leiner, both of Fredericksburg.

Elma Fulton
SEVILLE -- Elma Zigler Fulton, 95, of Seville, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville. Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Seville United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Helen Dekker officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville. Friends may call Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Seville. Memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 66, Seville 44273. Surviving are a brother, Maurice Zigler of Chillicothe and several nieces and nephews. 

Margaret Kollert
WOOSTER -- Margaret J. Kollert, 78, formerly of 200 S. Market St., Apt. 309, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, at Rittman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rittman, where she had resided since May 1998. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to her husband of Wooster are five daughters, Marjorie Boreman of Massillon, Sylvia Kurjain of Wadsworth, Violet Marquart of Fort Collins, Colo., Ruth Robbins of Avoca, Neb. and Lydia Fahrney of Wooster; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Long of Williamsport, Pa., James Long of Inola, Okla. and Robert Long of Jersey Shore, Pa. and five sisters, Maye Williams of Archer City, Texas, Dorothy Confer of Bliss, N.Y., Sylvia Allen of Tulsa, Okla., Yvonne Muse of Ralston, Pa. and Jeannie Hayes of Trout Run, Pa. 

Frances Musselman
APPLE CREEK -- Frances M. Musselman, 86, 51 Grange St., Apple Creek, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Graveside services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the East Union Cemetery with the Rev. Ted Rust officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 292 E. Main St., Smithville 44677 or to the charity of the donors choice. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Sally Humrichouser of Apple Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. and Nancy J. Musselman of Massillon; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary L. Yoder of Smithville.

Judith Dague
SEVILLE -- Judith H. Dague, 55, of 5836 Lynford Circle, and formerly of Wooster, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Sluss officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call one half hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Judith H. Dague Memorial Fund, Brady Middle School, 32000 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike 44124. Surviving in addition to her husband are daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Shawn Ferguson of Wooster, and a son, Jeffrey Dague of Highland Heights; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dail and Patti Hollopeter of Sylvania.

Rollin Lemon
MANCHESTER -- Rollin Don Lemon, 69, of Manchester, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998. Graveside service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Wooster Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Jolly officiating. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 43333. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, LeeAnne and Michael Rose Sipple of Cleveland, Amie and Carlos Simarro of Wadsworth; eight grandchildren; his mother, Lois Elaine Lemon of Manchester and a friend Elsie Scheinder of Manchester. 

Richard Hersman
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Richard A. Hersman, 57, of Springfield, Mass., died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Memorial services will be Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at Federated Community Church in Hampden, Mass. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America, 180 Rustcraft Road, Dedham, Mass. 02026-4594. Arrangements are being handled by Sampson, Chapel of the Acres, Springfield, Mass. Surviving are two sons, Andrew R. of Newton, Mass. and Ethan A. of Harwinton, Conn.; three daughters, Stephanie D. Schipper of Springfield, Mass., Amy K. Hersman of Granby, Conn. and Kate J. Hersman of Harwinton, Conn.; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Holly Schipper; a brother, Mark Hersman of Mansfield and a sister, Jacqueline Gingery of Wooster. 

Frederick Smucker
ORRVILLE -- Frederick R. Smucker, 93, formerly of Orrville, died Saturday, September 19, 1998, following a long illness, at Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster. Services will be Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, North Elm Street in Orrville with the Rev. David Daum officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville. Visitation will be at the Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville on Monday Evening from 6-9 p.m. and on Tuesday one hour before services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Christ Development Fund. Surviving are his wife, Marie, of Wooster; son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Smucker of Orrville; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Clyde Piatt of Wooster; six grandchildren and spouses, Rod and Robin Smucker of Shreve, Greg and Wendy Steiner of Marshallville, Leslie Steward of Wheeling, W.Va., Brenda and Jim Stewart of Smithville, Bonnie and Tom Calcei of Akron and Bethney and Matt Sherrie of Smithville; four brothers, Orrin of Goshen, Ind., L. Jay of Orrville, Francis of Orrville and Dale of Westfield Center and a sister, Martha Anderson of Cuyahoga Falls.

Deloris Freed
NAVARRE -- Deloris E. Freed, 68, of Navarre, died Friday, Sept. 18, at University Hospital in Cleveland, after a brief illness. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Massillon, with the Revs. Marvin Ritterling and Rick Fredericks officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 107 6th St., SW, Massillon 44647. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Leslie) Foster of Navarre; two grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Eusa of North Canton. 

Robert Leeper
FREMONT -- Robert N. Leeper, 81, 1526 Sunrise Blvd., died Thursday, Sept. 17, at his home. Services were held this morning, Sept. 21, at 10:30 at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Doug Hazel officiated. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home in Fremont. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Fremont; or to Hospice. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, R. Neal Leeper of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Nancy Laucks of Decatur, Ind., and Donald Leeper of Fremont; a stepdaughter, Marcia Rauch of Lumberton, N.C.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Wayne Leeper of Perrysville and John Leeper of Arlington, Va. 

Karl Lucas
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Karl Dean Lucas, 84, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Saturday, Aug. 22, at his home. Cremation has taken place and private services were held in Idaho. Surviving in addition to his wife are sisters, Betty Carson of Las Cruces, N.M., and Marg Basler of Doylestown. 

Richard Hersman
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Local memorial services for Richard A. Hersman, 57, of Springfield, Mass, will be Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster. The Rev. Alan Nathan will officiate. He was born in 1941 in Salem to Alex and Louise (Lehwald) Hersman. A complete obituary appeared in The Daily Record on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Marie Smucker
ORRVILLE -- Marie Smucker, 79, formerly of Orrville and a resident of Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, after a long illness. Services will be Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Orrville Church of Christ on North Elm Street, Orrville, with the Rev. David Daum officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orrville Church of Christ Development Fund, 925 N. Elm St., Orrville 44667. Surviving are stepchildren and their spouses, John and Sue Smucker of Orrville and Rebecca and Clyde Piatt of Wooster; grandchildren and their spouses, Rod and Robin Smucker of Shreve, Greg and Wendy Steiner of Marshallville, Leslie Steward of Wheeling, W.Va., Brenda and Jim Stewart and Bethney and Matt Sherrie, all of Smithville and Bonnie and Tom Calcei of Akron; seven step-great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Mrs. Harold (May) VanHorn of Baltimore, Md.; and nieces and nephews. 

George Marks
HYDE PARK, Vt. -- George C. Marks, 80, of Hyde Park, Vt., formerly of Orrville, died Monday, Sept. 21, in Morrisville, Vt. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Rev. Charles Crabtree officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Rodney Marks and Shirley Carr, both of Orrville; stepchildren, Larry Robaiage, Nancy Eldred, Linda Pierce and Judy Mayo, all of Hyde Park, Vt., and Gary Robaiage of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; brothers, Steven Marks of Wooster and Tony Marks of Sand Fork, W.Va.; and sisters, Barbara Greathouse and Gloria Rowe, both of Orrville, Stacie Messenger of Smithville, Ethel McDonald of Reno, Nev., and Mary Tomblin of Sand Fork, W.Va. 

Chris Hughes
LOUDONVILLE -- Chris J. Hughes, 33, 404 N. Wood St., died Monday evening, Sept. 21, at his home after a 7-year illness. Graveside services will Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville, with Garry Guiffre, chaplain, officiating. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio Inc., 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Brandon Hughes and Kerri Hughes, both of Libby, Mont., and Tamara Hughes of the home; his father of Mansfield; his mother of Loudonville; a brother, Greg Hughes and a sister Lelly Hughes, both of Loudonville; half-brothers, David and Brian Hughes, both of Sandusky; and his grandmother, Grace Hughes of Mansfield. 

Carolyn Thome
IRVINE, Calif. -- Carolyn (Emerson) Thome, 88, of Irvine, Calif., formerly of Wayne County, died Monday, Sept. 21, in Irvine, Calif. Memorial services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Leisure World Community Church, 14000 Church Place, Seal Beach, Calif. 90740. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Ranch Palos Verdes, Calif. Surviving are a daughter Carole (McKee) Short of Huntington Beach, Calif.; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marguerite Horst of Dayton. 

Richard McHenry Sr.
GARNER, N.C. -- Richard M. McHenry Sr., 83, 613 Buffaloe Road, Garner, N.C., formerly of the Orrville/Wooster area, died Monday, Sept. 14. A Memorial Mass will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Mother of the Church in Garner, N.C. Surviving are children, Sandra J. Finsel of Garner, N.C., and Richard M. McHenry Jr. of Erie, Pa.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Hallett of Vickery.

Catherine Green
SUGARCREEK -- Catherine R. Green, 72, of North Mill Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Union Hospital in Dover. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, with the Rev. Ed Scaglione officiating. Burial will be at Ridgecrest Memory Garden. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-9 at the funeral home. Surviving are her husband, Lester Green, whom she married in 1972; children and their spouses, Willard and Peggy Miller, Larry Miller and Roxann Nelson and Shirley and Ronald Hines Sr., all of New Philadelphia, Vera Sue Jones and Alice and Glenn J. Miller Jr., both of Dover; stepchildren, Larry Green of Newcomerstown, Ronnie Green of Ragersville, Sharon Green of Tuscarawas and Betty Green of Dundee; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Phillip Frutig Jr. of Indiana.

Marie Chapman
WOOSTER -- Marie Chapman, 67, 217 College St., went peacefully to be with the Lord at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998. Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve, with the Rev. Claude McComas officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Jack (Sandy) Collins, Patty Brian, Jim West, Bruce (Mary Jo) Runion, Ann (Denver) Jones, Terry Chapman, Kim (Debbie) Chapman, Kevin (Sharon) Chapman and Debbie (Jeff) Jones, all of Wooster and Tanya (Webbie) Morris of Morgantown, Ky.; 32 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Viola Walters, Elzie Stanley and Phyllis Maynard, all of Kentucky, Jane Geillian of Florida, and Dorothy Walters of Barberton; and a brother, Robert Hinkle of Kentucky.

Howard Wasson
RITTMAN -- Howard N. Wasson, 83, formerly of Rittman, died this morning, Sept. 23, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are children, Earl (Joyce) Wasson of Gahanna, Jim (Joan) Wasson of Sun City, Ariz., and Mrs. Jim (Betty) Herchek of Canal Fulton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Wasson of Mount Union, Pa.; and a sister, Viola Jacka of Rockhill, Pa.


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