Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Noah Minks
WOOSTER -- Noah Scott Minks, infant son of Scott and Melissa (Ortman) Minks of Wooster, died prematurely Sunday, Sept. 20, at Akron General Hospital. Private services were held. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Markie and a sister, Maria, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Diane Minks of Burbank; maternal grandparents, Russ and Vicki Ortman of Medina; great-grandparents, Murel and Barbara Jordan of Texas, and Lee and Reva Dolinger of Hinckley; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. 

Mary Tyska
RITTMAN -- Mary A. Tyska, 77, 45 Orchard St., died Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Akron City Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank J. Kuta officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, where a rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Surviving in addition to her husband, are brothers, Mike (Beatrice) Samic, Charles (Eleanor) Samic and Harry (Lorene) Samic, all of Rittman; and several nieces and nephews. 

D. Eugene Geib
LOUDONVILLE -- D. Eugene Geib, 72, 643 State Route 39, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 29, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville, after an extended illness. Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, with the Rev. Ray Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Main St., Loudonville 44842; or to Loudonville Fire Department Emergency Medical Service Inc. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Neil E. Geib of Loudonville; and a sister, Marjorie M. Geib of Loudonville. 

Miles Fetterman
WESTFIELD CENTER -- Miles Q. Fetterman, 73, of Westfield Center, formerly of Orrville, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, with the Rev. Robin Hart officiating. Burial will be at Westfield Center Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 620 N. Broadway St., Medina 44256. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Karen (Kenneth) Wolf of Arizona, Christine (Thomas) Mayhew of Eagle, Colo., Sheila Fetterman of Wadsworth, Robert Fetterman of Maryland and Randy (Pamela) Fetterman of Medina; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvania (Don) Gilbert of Florida, Thyra (Dr. Bill) Beam of Orrville and Sara (Ralph) Weiss of Nevada; and a brother, Wally (Ernestine) Fetterman of South Carolina. 

Catherine Kay
CANTON -- Catherine Kay, 89, of McKinley Life Care Center in Canton, formerly of Orrville, died Monday, Sept. 28. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1403 13th St., SE, Canton, with the Rev. John Senter officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the church and friends will be received after the services on Saturday at 1124 12th St., NW, Canton. Arrangements are being handled by Rhoden Memorial Home, 729 Cherry Ave., NE, Canton. Surviving are children, Arthur St. Clair Kay of Cleveland, Chaplain Noble T. Kay Jr. and Bobby G. Smith, both of Canton, Leon (Terry) Smith of Mansfield, Velma L. Harris of Chicago, Rosie M. Jones of Belle Glade, Fla., Jeanette Kay of Canton and Claudette Bradford of Los Angeles; 39 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews. 

Virgil Keim
SUGARCREEK -- Virgil Keim, 79, 886 Bern St., died Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Union Hospital in Dover, after an extended illness. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Valley View Community Church in Sugarcreek, with the Rev. Chuck Jarvis officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery, Sugarcreek. Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 5-8 at Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Community Church in Sugarcreek. Surviving in addition to his wife are Mrs. John (Linda) Swartz of Zoar, Gary (Ada) Keim of Arvada, Colo., and Jeff (Phuong) Keim of White Fish Bay, Wis.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter Keim of Tucson, Ariz. 

Lawrence Sampsel
WOOSTER -- Lawrence E. Sampsel, 69, 138 Fox Lake Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Herschel Schenck officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are children, Brian (Josie) Sampsel of West Salem, Lawrence E. (Julie) Sampsel II of Creston, William (Mary) Sampsel and Valerie Sampsel, both of Wooster; five grandchildren; sisters, Marie (Bob) Reppenhagen of North Ridgeville, Madeline (Dean) Pierce of Shreve, Pauline Rose of Nashville and Lena Boyce of Georgia; and brothers, Clyde (Nancy) Sampsel of Shreve and Prim (Rachael) Sampsel of Louisiana. 

Ralph Allen Jr.
WEST WORTHINGTON -- Ralph E. Allen Jr., 65, of West Worthington, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at Kobacker House (Hospice) surrounded by his family. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 at 10 a.m. at Worthington United Methodist Church on North High Street in downtown Worthington. The Rev. Alan Sippel and Rev. Barbara Sholis will officiate. Burial will be at Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 6-8 at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 N. High St., Worthington, where Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kobacker House; or Worthington United Methodist Church Youth Program, in his memory. Surviving are his wife, Harriet of 41 years; children, Scott (Amy) Allen of Wooster; Sara (Greg) Greeno of Hilliard, Shelli (Don) Forbes of Lewis Center and Stuart (Cindy) Allen of Columbus; grandchildren, Ben, Betsy and Nick Allen and Michael Forbes; a sister, Laurian (Dick) Miguel of Springfield, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Jeanie (Paul) Preston of Tempe, Ariz; two nephews, two nieces and many other relatives and loving friends. 

Paul Waddell
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Paul M. Waddell, 90, of Allentown, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Allentown. Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at 10 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. George Michel officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Surviving are children, Dr. John Nesbitt Waddell of Allentown, Pa., and Charles Fulton Waddell of Westerville; and grandchildren, John Nesbitt Waddell Jr., Mark E. and Matthew B. Waddell, Mrs. Eric (Amy Linn) Johnston and Lauren E. Waddell. 

Laura Alexander
WOOSTER -- Laura Anne Alexander, infant daughter of Kendall and Wendy (Mowrer) Alexander Jr., 434 N. Grant St., died shortly after birth at Akron General Medical Center. Private graveside services will be held. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Bailey of the home; maternal grandparents, Clay and Marie Mowrer and paternal grandparents, Ken and Garnett Alexander Sr., all of Wooster; and paternal great-grandmother, Enid Alexander of Prestonburg, Ky. 

Evelyn Hunkler
ORRVILLE -- Evelyn L. Hunkler, 81, 4373 Mount Eaton Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville, after a lengthy illness. Services will be Saturday at noon at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. David Daum officiating. Burial will be at Fredericksburg East Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Erven (Edith) Miller of Killbuck, Raymond (Florence) Miller of Molokai, Hawaii, Glenn (Carolyn) Miller of Massillon and Ruth (Wayne) Prather of Orrville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Willis Plant of Wooster. 

Everett O'Dell
WOOSTER -- Everett E. O'Dell, 98, 1615 Cleveland Road, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 29, 1998, at Karrington of Wooster. Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wooster, with the Revs. Dale Sanford and Robert Wilcher officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. William (Doris) Wilcher of Wooster and Mrs. Jack (Janet) Wiley of Issaquah, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Hazel O'Dell Conley of Hampton, Va.; grandchildren, Nancy Guldin Sanford, the Rev. Robert W. Wilcher, Martha Wiley Lewis, John Charles O'Dell and Janet O'Dell Sandefur; 14 great-grandchildren; and half-sisters, Frances O'Neal and Dorma Burdette. 

Billie Jo Williamson
WOOSTER -- Billie Jo Williamson, 28, 625 E. Henry St., died Monday, Sept. 28, from injuries sustained after being struck by a train. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Hope Eberly officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Surviving are children, Sierra Williamson of Florida, Rennon Garcia and Alexis Williamson, both of Texas; her mother, Connie Jacob of Springfield, Mo., her father, Carl D. Williamson and her stepmother, Anna Owens, both of Big Prairie; a sister, Tracy Lynn Williamson of Florida; a half-sister, Kari Williamson of Michigan; paternal grandmother, Virgie Rouch of Florida; and maternal grandmother, Ida Morgan of Wooster. 

Raymond Curry
RITTMAN -- Raymond T. Curry, 82, 49 S. Hickin Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 1, at Rittman Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. Bud Olszewski officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to his wife, are sons, William (Laurie) Sybrandt of Jefferson and Ted (Lynda) Sybrandt of Kansas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Viola Fankhauser
RITTMAN -- Viola M. Fankhauser, 80, 61 S. Third St., died Thursday, Oct. 1, at her home. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. Bud Olszewski officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4815 Munson St., NW, Canton 44718. Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Robert (Rose) Fankhauser of Battle Ground, Wash., Larry (Carol) Fankhauser of Columbia Station, Richard (Mary) Fankhauser of Doylestown and Anne (Richard) Linsey of Marshallville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Spence of Parish, Fla.; and a sister, Maggie Adkins of Louisa, Ky. 

Ronald Middaugh
WARSAW -- Ronald E. Middaugh, 59, 115 W. Fourth St., died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, at his home after an extended illness. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Gerald Craycraft officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Killbuck. Friends may call Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services Sunday. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, Holmes County Branch, in care of Lucille Horn, 264 S. Clay St., Millersburg 44654. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Michael Eugene (Jennifer) Middaugh of Dresden and Matthew Earl Middaugh of the home; his mother, Beulah Teeling of Millersburg; and a stepsister, Evelyn Geary of Glenmont. 

Elwood Darnell
NASHVILLE -- A Celebration of Life service for Elwood M. Darnell, 74, of Nashville, will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Glenmont St. John's United Church of Christ. This is a change of date from Tuesday, Oct. 6. He died Saturday, Sept. 26. A complete obituary appeared in The Daily Record Sunday, Sept. 27. 

Clara Boegli
CANTON -- Clara M. Smucker Boegli, 104, formerly of Orrville, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, at West View Manor, Wooster, after a period of declining health. Graveside services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery near Smithville, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Orrville Mennonite Church. The Revs. Barbara and John Lehman will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to West View Manor Retirement Community & Health Care Center, 1715 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are children and their spouses, Dick and Peggy Smucker of Georgetown, S.C., Bob and Barbara Smucker of Falls Church, Va., Pauline and George Dulaney of Wolfs Lake, Mich., Virginia Esh of Columbus, Carol and Donald Powell and Julia and Bruno Penner, all of Spokane, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Norma Jean (Al) Beck of Orrville; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Elizabeth Raber
BALTIC -- Elizabeth Raber, 85, 2969 Township Road 163, died Thursday, Oct. 1, at her residence. Services will be Sunday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Mose E. Hershberger officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery, Clark Township, Holmes County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling arrangements. Surviving are sons, Emanuel J. and Eli J. Raber, both of the home, Ben J.E. Raber of Sarasota, Fla., Mose J.E. Raber of Dundee, Dan J. and Abe J. Raber, both of Sugarcreek; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mrs. Neal C. (Mary) Miller of Sugarcreek and Mrs. Eli (Amanda) Hershberger of Millersburg. 

Agnes Nesbitt
WOOSTER -- Agnes E. Nesbitt, 99, formerly of North Bever Street, died Thursday morning, Oct. 1, 1998, at Horn Nursing Home. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wooster. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements. Surviving are nephews, Dr. John Nesbitt Waddell of Allentown, Pa., and Charles Fulton Waddell of Westerville. A sister, Euphemia Nesbitt Waddell, died Oct. 3, 1996. 

Pauline Hartzler
RITTMAN -- Pauline E. Hartzler, 86, of Rittman, died Friday, Oct. 2, at the Apostolic Christian Home. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Rittman Apostolic Christian Church. Burial will be at the Apostolic Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, and one hour before services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman, 44270. Surviving are sons, Kenneth (Jane) Hartzler of Marshallville, Ben (Sandra) Hartzler, Dean (Janet) Hartzler, and Richard (Karen) Hartzler, all of Rittman; daughters, Catherine Hartzler of Rittman, Mrs. Ronald (Lynell) Palitto of Wadsworth, and Nancy Bauman of Sterling; 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 

Robert Baisden
SULLIVAN -- Robert L. Baisden, 68, of Sullivan, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Lodi, following a long illness. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main, Wellington with the Rev. Chris Hughes officiating. Burial will be at Southview Cemetery in Sullivan. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Dorothy Postelwaite of Lodi, Percilla Chafin of Hudson, N.C., and Arlene Scrocca of Buford, Ga., stepdaughters, Laura Noland of Spencer, Pam Bell of Stow and Beverly Indermuhle of Smithville, sons, Robert Jr. of Mount Gay, W. Va., Virginia Greenway of Logan, W. Va., and stepsons, David Norris of Sterling and Joard Norris of Grafton; 32 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers, George of Champmanville, W. Va., John of Mount Gay, W. Va., Greenway, Jr. of Burnsville, W. Va., and Ronald of Henlawson, W. Va.; and sisters, Bania Martin of Ranger, W. Va., May Dorado of New Mexico, Gladys Justice of Lorain, Dorothy Marcum of Mill Creek, W. Va., Betty Collies of Verdenville, W. Va., Anna Killen of Mitchell Heights, W. Va., and Ruth Owens of Ethel, W. Va. 

Ethel Hauenstein
RITTMAN -- Ethel M. (Douglass) Hauenstein, 90, of 15 N. Hickin Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 1, at her home. Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Milton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard A. Lapehn officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman and one hour before services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 306, Rittman 44270. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Barbara) Kunkler of Stow; grandchildren, Andrew and Brian Kunkler. 

James Dearth
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Major James A. Dearth (Retired), 82, of Sunnyvale, Calif., died Thursday, Oct. 1, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina, where he had resided since March, 1997. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi with the Rev. Stephen McLaughlin officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256. Arrangements are being handled by Parker and Son Funeral Home in Lodi. Surviving are sisters, Alice (Harry) Cash, and Irene (William) McKenzie, both of Lodi, Mae Williams of Sharon Center, Nellie Maszgay of Lafayette Township, and Mildred Christman of Woodsfield; brothers, Robert (June) and Donald (Dorothy), both of Lodi; and many nieces and nephews. 

Colby Gingerich
SUGARCREEK -- Colby Donn Gingerich, 17, of 4368 Evans Creek Road S.W., died Thursday, Oct. 1, in Akron General Hospital of injuries received in an auto accident on Friday, Sept. 25. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sugarcreek Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwight Mason officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek. Friends may call Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Surviving in addition to his parents, with who he resided, are sisters, Kandace (Brandon) Keim of Sugarcreek, and Kailah Gingerich of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gingerich of Sarasota, Fla. and Mildred Johnson-Wick of Frazee, Minn.; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Graber and Mattie Gingerich, both of Sarasota, Fla. 

James Berry
WOOSTER -- James A. Berry, 76, of 711 N. Bever St., died Thursday, Oct. 1, at Wooster Community Hospital. Private services will be Sunday immediately after the calling hours at the funeral home with the Rev. James Christensen officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne County Heart Association Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Jeffry Berry of Beach Park, Ill. and William Berry of Wooster, and son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Rebecca Berry, Jr. of Sandusky; and a sister Marjorie (Robert) Suhr of Fresno, Calif. 

Mary Miller
SUGARCREEK -- Mary Ann Miller, 67, of Gotthard St., Sugarcreek, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Union Hospital. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church with the Revs. Freeman Hostetler and Joe Hochstetler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Butler-Varns Funeral Home and Monday from 10-11 at the church. Surviving are sisters, Alma (Pete) Gingerich of Dundee, Lydia Ann (Raymond) Miller of Barrs Mills, Malinda Miller of Sugarcreek and Fannie (Emmett) Eyers of Dover. 

Alta Peckham
MILLERSBURG -- Alta Conner Peckham, 90, of Millersburg, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Sunset View Nursing Home in Millersburg, following a long illness. Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Nashville Cemetery with the Rev. Christopher Stewart officiating. Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg. Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 587, Shreve 44676. Surviving are two daughters, Grace Maxwell and Betty Conner, both of Millersburg; a stepdaughter, Judy Heasley of Uniontown; grandchildren, Mark Maxwell and David and Mary Hyde, and a step-granddaughter, Christina Heasley. 

Maynard Semelsberger
WOOSTER -- Maynard F. "Bud" Semelsberger, 76, of Wooster, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a short illness. Funeral services will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home in Wooster, with calling hours from 3-5 p.m. (Two hours prior to services.) A private family burial will take place Monday at Wooster Cemetery. In addition to his beloved wife of Wooster, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. (Julie) Semelsberger of Lakeville, and four grandchildren, Nathan, Laura, Daniel and Megan. 

Clyde Gerber
MILLERSBURG -- Clyde Gerber, 75, of 7275 Township Road 604, died Friday, Oct. 2, at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Martin's Creek Mennonite Church with the Rev. Carl Wiebe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, 6111 County Road 203, Millersburg, 44654. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Ronald Gerber, Vicki (Dale) Kaufman and Vanessa (Roger) Hershberger, all of Benton; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; brothers, Orias and Russell Gerber, both of Wooster, Walter Gerber of LaGrange, Ind., and Willard Gerber of Shipshewana, Ind.; and foster sisters, Dorothy Weaver of Dalton and Florence Ressler of Orrville.

Christina Orr
DOYLESTOWN -- Christina Orr, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 4, 1998. Funeral service will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Barberton Wesleyan Methodist Church with Pastor Dennis McCoy officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, and one hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Barberton Wesleyan Methodist Church, 222 26th St. NW, Barberton 44203. She is survived by sons, Tom (Pam) Orr of Clinton, William (Patty) Orr of Doylestown; daughters, Lois Polefko of Barberton, Wilma (Earl) Sears of Wadsworth, and Betty Hornbeck of Kenmore; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. 

Mary Redle
WOOSTER -- Mary Therese Redle, infant daughter of Joseph and Nicole Redle, died Saturday, Oct. 3 at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Private funeral services will be held for the family. Arrangements are being handled by Hummel Funeral Home in Akron. Surviving in addition to her parents are three brothers, Alex, Peter and John; grandparents, Charles and Therese Peter and David D. and Betty Redle, all of Akron; great-grandmothers, Virginia Peter and Marie Franey, both of Akron and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

George Rhamy
WOOSTER -- George W. Rhamy, 81, 944 Mindy Lane, passed away Sunday morning, October 4, at his residence, following a long illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in the Fenwick Room. Prayer services will be at 9:30 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home with burial to be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where American Legion Post No. 68 of Wooster will perform military rites at the chapel. Friends may call at Custer Funeral Home, Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Mary Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Surviving are his wife, Alverta L. Chenevey; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack L. and Jennifer L. Rhamy of Shreve, Lynn G. and Yvonne Rhamy of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Thomas L. Rhamy of the home; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and a sister, Dorothy Hershberger of Lodi. 

Jewel Brammer
WOOSTER -- Jewel D. Brammer, 72, 2945 Taylor, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Services were held Sunday at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. Major Mary West officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Cheryl Brammer of Westerville; a son, Leslie Brammer of Wooster; a grandson; a brother, Henry Dennis Jr. and two sisters, Beatrice Phillips and Lousie Freeman, all of Columbia, S.C. 

Eva Goldstein
WOOSTER -- Eva M. Goldstein, 70, 6724 Millersburg Road, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, at her home. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home with Rabbi Kevin Hale officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are her husband, Leonard, to whom she had been married 49 years; three daughters, Susan Goldstein of Winterville, Ga.; Rebecca Goldstein of Wooster and Julie Ann Carter of Smithville; a son, Scott Alan Goldstein of Wooster; four grandchildren; her mother, Eva Dockus of Barberton; a sister, Mary Snyder of Barberton and a brother, George Ernst of Chula Vista, Calif. 

Maxine Heller
WOOSTER -- Maxine Stocker Heisler Heller, 89, formerly of Harvey Drive, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Alan E. Nathan officiating. Burial will be at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio, Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Gil Krouse officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral, where Eastern Star services will be at 6:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691 for school childrens needs or to a charity of the donor's choice. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Mary-Kay) Soderlind of Yacolt, Wash.; a stepson, William Heller of Wooster; grandchildren, Erik, Matthew, Elisabeth and Kathryn Soderlind and a sister, Kathryn S. Hart of Bradford. 

Adaline Switzer
WOOSTER -- Adaline E. Switzer, 75, 2102 E. Messner Road, died Sunday, Oct. 4, at Smithville Western Care Center. Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Alan Nathan and the Rev. Bob Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691, Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691 or Wayne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 266, Wooster 44691. Surviving are her husband, Milton Switzer Jr.; children, Terry and Elsie Wilson, Cherie and Bud Parsell, and Kimberly and Gary Gantz, all of Wooster, and Kathy and Chuck Miles of Sarasota, Fla., nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

Geraldine Grey
WOOSTER -- Geraldine "Jerry" Grey, 84, of Wooster, died Sunday, Oct. 4, at West View Manor. Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. George Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the time of the service. She was born Dec. 3, 1913 in Junction City to George and Eska (Hall) Bringardner and married Bernard Grey on June 6, 1931. He survives Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Mertz of Columbus, Miss.; grandchildren, Laura Comans of Winter Park, Fla., and Rebecca Flowers of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Betty Strode of Junction City, Maxine Bebow of Houghton Lake, Mich. and Annabelle Bush of St. Louis, Mich.; a brother, Richard Bringardner of Seneca, S.C.; a half-sister, Shirley Stubbs of Fort Myers, Fla., and a half-brother, Robert Poling of St. Louis, Mich. 

Grace Campbell
SPRINGVILLE, Utah -- Interment of the cremains of Grace L. Campbell, 86, of Springville, Utah and formerly of Shreve will be Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Shreve. Her husband James Royal Campbell preceded here in death in 1982. Her son, Jim of Gresham, Oregon will be here for the committal services and wishes to extend an invitation for friends to attend. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. 

Leona Carlson
SUN CITY, Calif. -- Leona L. Carlson, 87, formerly of Orrville, died Thursday, Oct. 1 in Sun City, Calif. Services and burial will be in California. Surviving are three children, Eric, Kerin and Anthony, all of California; a brother, Donald Amstutz of Smithville and three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Freda) Myers of Dalton, Mary Lou Williams and Doris Jaquays, both of Florida. 

Dorothy Holbrook
WADSWORTH -- Dorothy M. Holbrook, 83, of Wadsworth, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a period of declining health. Services will be Tuesday at noon at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth with the Rev. James L. Singleton officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Marshallville. Friends may call one hour prior to service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St., Wadsworth 44281. Surviving are two sisters, Carrie Isch of Marshallville and Hazel Ripple of Newport Richey, Fla. 

Alvin Laukhuf
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Alvin Millard Laukhuf, 77, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of Wooster, died Thursday, Oct. 1. Services will be today (Sunday) at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Christian Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Arrangements are being handled by Hansen Mortuary in Phoenix, Ariz. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Zollinger Laukhuf; a daughter, Linda Kay Gabriel of Wooster; a son, James Alvin Laukhuf of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mildred Hartzler of Smithville and two brothers, Kenneth and Merril Laukhuf, both of Haviland. 

Joyce Moore
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Joyce Ann Moore, 61, of Tell City, Ind., and formerly of Rittman, died Saturday, Oct. 3, at her home in Tell City, Ind. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Tell City Church of Christ. Burial will be at Lilly Dale Cemetery. Friends may call today (Sunday) from 3-8 p.m. and Monday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Tell City Church of Christ of Lilly Dale Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Debbie J. Waninger of Tell City, Ind.; two sons, Mark A. Cassidy of Magnet, Ind. and Todd Cassidy of Tell City, Ind.; two stepsons, Larry L. Moore Jr. and Scott A. Moore, both of Akron; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four brothers, Bill Winchell of Jeffersonville, Ind., John Winchell of Tell City, Ind., David Winchell of Troy, Ind., and Ronnie Winchell of Evanston, Ind. 

Gerald Reeves
DOYLESTOWN -- Gerald M. Reeves, 69, of Doylestown, died Friday, Oct. 2. Memorial Mass will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. David McCarthy officiating. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333 or Sts. Peter and Paul's Roof Fund, 161 W. Clinton St., Doylestown 44230. Arrangements are being handled by Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doyestown. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Lynda Reeves of Doylestown and a brother, Donald E. Reeves of Eaton. 

Roy Mullet
MILLERSBURG -- Roy A. Mullet, 84, 4539 Township Road 367, Millersburg, Ohio went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, Oct. 2, 1998, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Berlin Mennonite Church with Pastor Ernest Hershberger officiating. Burial will be at Berlin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Berlin Mennonite Church and one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Berlin Mennonite Church, Box 217, Berlin, Ohio 44610. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio is handling the arrangements. Roy is survived by his wife, Alta Kandel. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 1998. Also surviving are four children and their spouses, Maurice E. and Phyllis Mullet of Berlin, Juanita L. and Chauncey Miller Jr. of Benton, Betty Lou and Richard Clark of Dover and Marlin D. Mullet of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ivan Mullet of Berlin and a sister, Sarah Hershberger of Shreve. 

Floyd Wachtel
NASHVILLE -- Floyd D. Wachtel, 79, 13113 Township Road 503, Big Prairie, Ohio, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, 1998. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nashville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Wallace and Pastor Larry Burgett officiating. Burial will be at the Nashville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Nashville United Methodist Church Remodeling Fund, Box 399, Nashville 44661. Surviving in addition to his wife are son Bill (Beverly) Wachtel of the farm in Nashville, daughters, Sally (Don) Eby of Lexington and Peggy (Steve) Andrews of Wooster; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Paullin of Lakeville and a brother, Wayne Wachtel of Orrville.

Hazel Wood
LODI -- Hazel "Pat" Wood, 77, of Lodi, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Cleveland Clinic. Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Arrangements are being handled by Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi. Surviving are her husband, Nelson; a daughter, Mrs. James (Trudy Jo) Yates of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Eldora Ensign of Lodi; a brother, Paul (wife, Edith) Miller of Lodi and several nieces and nephews.

Jewel Brammer
WOOSTER -- Jewel D. Brammer, 72, 2945 Taylor, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Services will be today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Major Mary West officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are her husband, Gerald Brammer; a daughter, Cheryl Brammer of Westerville; a son, Leslie Brammer of Wooster; a grandson; a brother, Henry Davis Jr. of Columbia, S.C. and two sisters, Beatrice Phillips of Columbia, S.C. and Lousie Freeman of Columbia, S.C.

Alvin Manges
WOOSTER -- Alvin J. Manges, 79, 2553 Melrose Drive, died Saturday morning, Oct. 3, at Smithville Western Care Center. Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Keith Snyder officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 446 91 or the Parkinson's Society of Ohio, 371 McCampbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus 43210-1296. Surviving are his wife, Novella Amos Manges, whom he married in 1947; children, Mrs. Phil (Pamela) Schoenberger, Mrs. Jerry (Debera) Grenert, Mrs. David (Valeria) Easterday and Roderick A. and Karen Manges, all of Wooster and nine grandchildren.


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