Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Ralph Speck
DALTON -- Ralph N. Speck, 80, of Dalton, died Sunday, October 4, 1998 at James Cancer Hospital Ohio State University. Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton with Rev. Ramsey Wallace officiating. Burial at Dalton Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made a charity of your choice. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Marcia Speck of Dublin; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Doug Spitler of Belvidere, Ill., Louise and Larry Swales of Dallas, Texas.; grandchildren, Adam Swales of Louisiana, Stephanie Swales of Dallas, Texas, Laura Spitler of Belvidere, Ill., Julie Blubaugh of Denver, Colo., Todd (Kendra) Blubaugh of San Rafael, Calif.; brother, David (Pearl) Speck of Massillon; sisters, Myrtle (Dave) Grey of Massillon, Violet Rostonski of East Sparta, Polly (Ray) Plumb of Antwerp, and Ruth (Lee) Smith of Navarre. great-great-granddaughter. 

Emma Tschantz
PATTERSON, Calif. -- Emma (Yeagley) Tschantz, 102, died Friday, Aug. 28, in Patterson, California. She was cremated in California and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville, today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Randy Gehres officiated. Surviving are a sister, Eva Davis and nieces and nephews in this area. 

Gene Palmer
BURBANK -- Gene O. Palmer, 55, 10040 Overton Road, Burbank, died Sunday morning, October 4, at Smithville-Western Care Center,following a courageous battle from injuries sustained at his residence in July. He passed away in the comfort of his loving wife and family and will be sadly missed by all whom he knew. Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wooster with the Rev. Dale L. Sanford officiating followed by burial at Congress Cemetery in Congress. Wooster American Legion Post No. 68 will perform military rites and Kenneth Holzworth to perform Taps. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gene O. Palmer Fund, 10040 Overton Road, Burbank 44214 which will be used to help defray funeral expenses. Surviving are his wife, Ruth of the home; his mother of Burbank; two daughters, Mrs. Chip (Lisa) Brotherton of Utah and Carol Johnston of Clearfield, Utah; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry (Maryanne) Palmer of Venice, Fla., Terry L. (Diana) Palmer of Burbank, Timothy H. (Tracy) Palmer of Akron, James M. Palmer and Tammy McIntosh, also of Akron; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Ed (Jane) Blake of Shreve, Mrs. June Yoder of Wooster, Mrs. Phil (Joy) Raber and Mrs. James (Peggy) Howell, all of Burbank and eight grandchildren. 

Mary Sample
WADSWORTH -- Mary L. (Bault) Sample, 93, of Wadsworth, died Monday, October 5, 1998, at Smithville-Western Care Center, after a brief illness. Memorial service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Wadsworth First Christian Church, Boyer and High Streets with the Rev. James. L. Singleton officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wadsworth First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St., Wadsworth 44281. Arrangements are being handled by Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth. Mrs. Sample is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Donna of Cincinnati, Robert and Barbara of Wooster and grandchildren, Tracy, Elizabeth and James. 

Emanuel Shrock
SUGARCREEK -- Emanuel E. Shrock, 67, 7895 Stoney Point Road, died Monday, Oct. 5, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after an extended illness. Services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Reuben Shrock residence at 7759 Stoney Point Road, Sugarcreek with Bishop Dan I. Miller officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery in Sugarcreek Township. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Schrock residence. Arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Eli (Ella) Shrock of Clare, Mich., Mark (Miriam) Shrock and Reuben (Katie) Shrock, both of Sugarcreek; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Dan W. (Anna) Yoder of Dundee, Susie Kandle of Winesburg and Melva Shrock of Walnut Creek and three brothers, Albert Shrock of Sugarcreek, John Shrock of Berlin and Melvin Shrock of Danville. 

Portia Armstrong
WOOSTER -- Portia B. Armstrong, 81, 244 E. Highland Ave., died Monday morning, Oct. 5, at West View Manor. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dr. James Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster 44691 or to West View Manor Auxiliary, 1715 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to her husband are three sisters, Ruth Hines of Wooster, Marguerite Berry of Upper Sandusky and Doris Houser of Massillon. 

Louvenia Pelfrey
RITTMAN -- Louvenia Pelfrey, 93, of Rittman, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Apostolic Christian Home. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Bret Deffenbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman 44270. Surviving are a son, Dallas of Rittman; daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Wanda) Hill, and Mary See both of Rittman; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren; half-brothers, Steve Robinson, and Andy Robinson Jr. both of Huntington, W.Va.; half-sisters, Nancy Lynch of Rittman, Melvinia Webb of Huntington, W.Va., Georgia Plybon of Dover, Fla., Arminta Mills of Lockbourne, and Martha Hinkle of Columbus. 

Forest Force
MILLERSBURG -- Forest F. Force, 80, 6623 Township Road 309, died Monday evening, Oct. 5, at the Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, following a short illness. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg with the Rev. David Carrick officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen; two sons, Gary Force and Gene Force, both of Millersburg; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter and a brother, Donald Force of Mansfield. 

David Mann
HAYESVILLE -- David R. Mann, 62, 109 W. Main St., died Monday, Oct. 5, at his home, after a long illness. Services will be today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at Heyl Funeral Home in Ashland with chaplain Garry Guiffre officiating. Burial will be at Vermillion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805. Surviving are his wife, Jacque Mann; three daughters, Heather Mann-McDonald of Richmond, Va., Cari Mann-Kallop of Rhinebeck, N.Y. and Victoria Bender of Ashland; three sons, Vincent Beck of Hayesville, William Beck of Ashland and Mark Beck of Loudonville; five grandchildren and three sisters, Hazel Smith of Newark, Mildred Boehler of Ashland and Kathryn Vernon of Smithville. 

Randal Liechty
KIDRON -- Randal E. Liechty, 37, of Kidron, died Wednesday, Oct. 7. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Revs. Terry Shue and Bill Detweiler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Surviving are his parents of Kidron; a sister, Mrs. Denny (Debi) Hendrix of Apple Creek; a twin brother, Ron Liechty of Kidron; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Mary Liechty of Chagrin Falls; two nieces and a nephew. 

Paul Finley
WOOSTER -- Paul William Finley, 80, 1145 E. Messner Road, Wooster, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Saviour, Wooster, with the Rev. Gerald Durham officiating followed by burial at Moreland Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Saviour Building Fund, 480 Fry Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are his wife, Golda B. Graham Finley; a son, Carl Dana Finley of Wooster; four daughters and sons-in-law, Beryl Jean and Harry Gackenbach of Euless, Texas, Carol Ann and Phillip Williams of Wooster, Nancy Kay and Ronald Daugherty of Loganville, Ga., and Paula Sue and Charles Huffman of Wooster; 10 grandsons, Barry and Christopher Williams, Bill, Don and Harry Gackenbach, Matthew and Jason Wetz, Paul William Finley II, Wade Finley and Nathan Huffman and a granddaughter, Michelle M. (Huffman) Smith and many precious great-grandchildren; a brother, William Russell Finley of Independence and four sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and James Russell of Dalton, Kathryn Thomas of Shreve, Maxine Harmon of Suffolk, Va. and Beverly and Earl Fisher of Wooster. 

Glenda Hankins
LODI -- Glenda V. Hankins, 74, of Lodi, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Lincoln Manor Care Center in Orrville. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi with the Rev. Tim Neptune officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church Building Fund. Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Pethtel of Wooster and Mrs. Gary (Sharon) Bowen of Seville; two sons, Phil (Fay) of Lodi and Mike (Karen) of Wooster; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Goldie Hooker of Lebanon, Mo. and Ann Dexter of West Salem and a brother, Vernon Latham of Lebanon, Mo. 

Vernon Hostetler
HARTVILLE -- Vernon Hostetler, 66, of Hartville, died Wednesday, Oct. 7. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church with the Rev. Joe Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday at Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Haiti Health Care and Food Relief. Arrangements are being handled by Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Ann, to whom he had been married 43 years; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Jean Hostetler of Goshen, Ind. and Linda and Joel Bennett of Hartville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Marilyn Hostetler Jr. of Hartville and Dennis and Jeanne Hostetler of Brewster; five grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lizzie and Walter Weaver of Sarasota, Fla., Sara and Harley Bontrager and Mary and Henry Stutzman, all of Pennsylvania and three brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Lydia Hostetler, Elmer and Esther Hostetler and John and Erma Hostetler, all of Pennsylvania. 

Ada Lamp
KILLBUCK -- Ada Delores (Baker) Lamp, 72, of Killbuck, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 1998, at her home, following an extended illness. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Killbuck Valley Christian Church with Brother Vernon Dolan officiating. Burial will be at the Baker Ridge Cemetery, Killbuck. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg. Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Holmes County or Holmes Home Care, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654. She married Harold Lamp and he preceded her in death. Surviving are three children and their spouses, Larry and Karen Lamp of Millersburg, Garry and Jackie Lamp of Leesburg, Fla. and Tom and Sarah Lamp of Killbuck; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four sisters, Freeda Robison of Killbuck, Thelma Lamp and Leona Hoyman, both of Millersburg and Wilma Randles of Beach City and five brothers, Roscoe Baker, Flavil Baker, Perry Baker, Andrew Baker and Paul Baker, all of Killbuck. 

Clayton Miller
BENTON -- Clayton W. Miller, 74, died early in the morning on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at his home at 6336 County Road 207, Millersburg, after an extended illness. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Martins Creek Mennonite Church with pastor Martin Mann and pastor Homer Kandel officiating. Burial will be at the Gray Ridge Church Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the church, or one hour prior to the services. Arrangements are being handled by the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holmes County or to the Gray Ridge Church. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Weaver Miller; five children and their spouses, Ellis and Berdene Miller and Kenneth and Ada Miller of Sarasota, Florida, Brian and Kathleen Miller of Canton, Julia and Luther Proper of Millersburg and Beth and Brian Beechy of Winesburg; thirteen grandchildren and their spouses, Heather and Kenny Dotson of Sarasota, Florida, Brian and Feline Miller of Columbus, Matthew Miller and Karissa Miller of Canton, Chadwick, Joshua and Kendrick Miller of Sarasota, Florida, Joshua Proper and Janna Proper of Millersburg, and Leah, Krista, Emily and Megan Beechy of Winesburg; one great-grandchild, Mikayla Miller of Columbus; two brothers, Ray Miller of Goshen, Indiana and Jay Miller of Orrville; three sisters, Pauline Basler and Ruth Miller of Orrville and Orvilla Yoder of Berlin. 

Virginia Stewart
WOOSTER -- Virginia R. Stewart, 80, of Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Dalton and formerly of McQuaid Road, Wooster, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Doctor's Hospital in Massillon, following a period of declining health. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville with the Rev. James McComas officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Church Cemetery near Marshallville. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Surviving are a foster son/nephew, Joseph Tenley III of Shreve and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Dorothy Thompson
DECATUR, Ind. -- Dorothy F. Thompson, 93, of Decatur, Ind., died Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur, Ind. She was the mother and mother-in-law of Douglas P. and Amy L. Thompson of Orrville. Memorial services will be Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. John Weaver officiating. Inurnment will be at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Homer, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Mercer Ave. at Five Points, Decatur, Ind. 46733. Surviving in addition to her son and daughter-in-law of Orrville are another son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Barbara Thompson of Storrs, Conn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Henry Santangelo
WOOSTER -- Henry E. Santangelo, 83, of 1120 Curtwood Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Cleveland Clinic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. Those who wish may contribute to the St. Mary Building Fund, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691 in his memory. Surviving are his wife Jacqueline Schwartz Santangelo, whom he married June 16, 1951; two sisters, Pauline Pasquariello and Mrs. Albert (Catherine) Massaro, both of Wooster and two brothers, Leonard Santangelo of Ashland and Philip Santangelo of Wooster.

Frieda Lehman
ORRVILLE -- Frieda K. Lehman, 85, of Orrville, died Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville following a period of declining health. Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church with the Revs. Terry Shue and Herman Myers officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at the Church. Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidron Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 232, Kidron 44636. Surviving are a brother, Calvin Lehman of Dalton; two half-brothers, Ellis and Lloyd Lehman, both of Dalton and a half-sister, Anna Marie Lehman of Dalton. 

Martha Geiser
APPLE CREEK -- Martha Geiser, 81, of Dover Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, at her home. Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church near Kidron with the Revs. Raul Tadeo and Richard Ross officiating. A burial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Maple Grove Memorial Park at the Salem Mennonite Church near Wooster. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Mennonite Church. Surviving are four children and their spouses, Larry L. and Shirley Geiser of Orrville, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Sawysgood of Dillon, Mont., Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Riegsecker of Goshen, Ind., and Kenneth D. Geiser of Orrville; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ella Steiner of Apple Creek, Mrs. Earl J. (Rosina) Amstutz of Orrville, Mrs. Albert (Annie) Neuenschwander and Mrs. Irvin (Idella) Snavely, both of Dalton and three brothers, Samuel, Lester, and Menno Steiner, all of Dalton. 

Joseph Stutz
MASSILLON -- Joseph F. Stutz, 86, of Massillon, died Thursday morning,Oct. 8, at his home. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with the Rev. Dan Hostetler officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Joanne) Vance of Okeechobee, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Janice) Jackson of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Irvin (Marilyn) Thompson of Orrville, and Mrs. Lawrence (Karen) Border of Dalton; two sons, George Stutz of Seville and Kenneth Stutz of Canton; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; a sister Fern Boss of Navarre and a brother, Floyd Stutz of Brooksville, Fla. 

Anna Forney
ORRVILLE -- Anna E. Forney, 81, 328 Washington Blvd., died Thursday, Oct. 8, at Lincoln Manor Health Care Center. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Orrville Church of Christ with the Rev. Tom Ledford officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at the Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. 

Betty Parrett
HOLMESVILLE -- Betty M. Parrett, of Holmesville, died Thursday morning, Oct. 8, at her home, following an extended illness. Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Harmony Cemetery, Guernsey County with the Rev. Donald Campbell officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association Ohio Affiliate, Inc., Northeast Ohio Service Center, 225 West Exchange St., Akron 44302. 

Louis Williams
LODI -- Louis L. Williams, 89, formerly of Lodi, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin. Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, with the Rev. Tim Neptune officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a son, Richard (Blanche) Williams of Wellington; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Mondragon of Ashland.

James Christmyer
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- James F. Christmyer, 75, 3406 Pimlico Parkway, Lexington, Ky. 40517, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Lexington, Ky. Services will be today (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky. with the Rev. Dr. Jack Robinson. Burial will be at Lexington Cemetery, in Lexington, Ky. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3534 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502. Arrangements are being handled by Milward Funeral Directors, Inc., Lexington, Ky. Surviving are his wife, Olive Foss Christmyer, formerly of Wooster; two children, Charles E. Christmyer and Janet L. Christmyer, both of Lexington, Ky.; a stepson, Clifford Foss of Dayton; two grandsons, David and James Foss and a brother, Robert Christmyer of Toledo. 

Wade Howard
MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. -- Wade R. Howard, 79 of 677 Crestwood Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church with Jim Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be at Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dub Potter, John Shelton, Charles Johnson, Harold Fenner, Berlie Barry, and Joe Widener. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of the Adult Bible Class of Liberty Christian Church. Friends may call today from 1 -2 p.m. at the Liberty Christian Church or at the family residence, 677 Crestwood Drive, Mountain City at anytime. Arrangements are being handled by Benson Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Christian Church youth group. Surviving are a son, Michael (Darlene) Howard, of Wooster; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

William Miller
COSHOCTON -- William R. Miller, 67, of South 11 St., died Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Services will be today, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. at Gospel Hill with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Coshocton County Memory Gardens. Friends may call two hours prior to the service today at Gospel Hill. Memorial contribution may be made to the Gospel Hill Tape Ministry, 27610 Township Road 45, Warsaw, 43844. Surviving in addition to his wife, are six sons, Nathan Miller, Harry (Vickie) Miller, William (Laura) E. Miller, Jim (Ellen) Miller, Tim (Casey) Miller, all of Millersburg. Michael (Shauna) Miller, of Columbus; two daughters, Patricia (Mahlon) Troyer, of Sugarcreek, and Marcia Bechtol of Missouri; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Esther Stutzman of Millersburg; and two brothers, Emanuel J, Yoder of Millersburg and Roy J. Yoder of Applecreek. 

Dorothy Hodgdon
WOOSTER -- Dorothy Nixon Hodgdon, 83, of Wooster, died Thursday, Oct. 8, at Wooster Community Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Savior United Methodist Church, with the Dr. David Oliver officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Sandyville. Friends may call Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 9-10 a.m.at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Savior United Methodist Church or Smithville United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Ralph Hodgdon, of Wooster; granddaughters, Jenny Callan of Frederick, Md., and Cathy Hodgdon of Columbus; one brother, William Nixon of Daytona Beach, Fla; and a sister, Bertha Theis of Massillon. 

Wilbur Wentling
NAVARRE -- Wilbur D. Wentling, 81, of Navarre, died Friday, Oct. 9, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon, following a long illness Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster with the Rev. Scott Walsh officiating. Burial will be in the Welty Cemetery near Brewster. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Memorials contributions may be made to the Justus United Methodist Church, 11771 Navarre Road S.W., Navarre, 44662. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Jean (Dale) Miller of Minerva, and a son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Gloria) Wentling of Navarre; and six grandchildren. 

Marlene Reichart
ACWORTH, Ga. -- Marlene Miller Reichart, 63, of Acworth, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 8. Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Funeral Home in Laureldale, Pa. Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Cancer Society or a local hospice organization. Arrangements are being handled by Southcare Memorial Chapel. Surviving are her children, Vicki Davis of Acworth, Ga., and Susan Lee of West Salem, and Robert Bennett of Ashland; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Laverne Laine of Waukegan, Ill. and Iva Eisle of Schuylkill Haven, Penn. 

Garcy Aten
WOOSTER -- Garcy Aten, 56, 3246 W. Old Lincolnway, died Saturday morning, Oct. 10, at Wooster Community Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. 

Elmer Alleman
WOOSTER -- Elmer Kirk Alleman, 85, 2727 Batdorf Road, died Friday, Oct. 9, at the Glendora Health Care Center. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jonathan Eilert officiating. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Kathy Alleman and two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Cathy) Brenneman and Mrs. Robert (Sherry) Harvey, all of Wooster; four granddaughters and a sister, Blanch Keller of Wooster. 

Calvin Schmid
BLACHLEYVILLE -- Calvin E. Schmid, 86, formerly of Blachleyville, died Friday, Oct. 9, at Horn Nursing Center in Wooster. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Blachleyville Church of Christ with the Revs. Matt Thompson and Rex Dye officiating. Burial will be at Blachleyville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blachleyville Church of Christ, 8482 Blachleyville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, W. Marie and Clayton Mowrer of Wooster; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas C. and Jean Schmid of Jeromesville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Olive Mae) Sargeant of West Salem and a brother, Carl M. Schmid of Blachleyville. 

Justine O'Brien
RITTMAN -- Justine Eloise O'Brien, 80, 77 Strawberry Hill, died Friday, Oct. 9, at the Hospice Care Center in Copley. Service of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Chapel, Seville.Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Friends may call tonight (Sunday) from 6-8 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wooster. Surviving are a son, Ronnie O'Brien of Doylestown; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Janet O'Brien of Caldwell; a daughter, Mrs. Rudy (Alice) Kirsch of Rittman; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Piatt and Rosemary Kaiser, both of Woodsfield, Ruth Rogers of Navarre and Margie Ankrom of Bolivar and three brothers, Bert Kaiser of Navarre and Otto and Jim Kaiser, both of Strasburg.

Doris Hahn
WOOSTER -- Doris S. Hahn, 90, formerly of Thompson Road, died Saturday, Oct. 10, at Lincoln Manor Health Care Center in Orrville. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Mennonite Church with the Rev. Dennis Schmidt officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Arrangements are being handled by Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville. Surviving are her children, Wilbur and Erma Hahn of Smithville and Richard and Mary Jane Hahn of Wooster; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Helen Kurtz of Orrville and Mary Kurtz of Okeechobee, Fla.

William 'Bill' Mohr
BERLIN -- William J. "Bill" Mohr, 51, of Berlin, died Saturday morning, Oct. 10, at his residence, following a brief illness. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Berlin Mennonite Church with the Rev. Ernest Hershberger officiating. A private graveside service will be held at the Westlawn Cemetery in Winesburg. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Berlin Mennonite Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hiland High School Academic Boosters, P.O. Box 275, Berlin 44610. Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Surviving are his wife, Judy; a daughter, Molly of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Joe (Sally) Roher of Friendswood, Texas and a brother, Thomas Mohr of New Philadelphia.

Roger Pagniano
WOOSTER -- Roger Dominic Pagniano, 60, 2429 Monterey Ave., died Thursday evening, Oct. 8, at Wade Park Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland. A Service of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home with Father John Mueller officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the time of service at the funeral home. Surviving are his mother of Wooster; a sister, Mrs. Daniel (Irene) Hoffman of Burbank and a brother, Roland of Columbus.


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