Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Earl 'Bud' Drayer Jr.
WOOSTER -- Earl "Bud" Drayer Jr., 61, of Sparr Lane, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Shreve, from injuries sustained in a truck/train accident. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. George Peters officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are sons, Anthony, Steven and Jerry, all of Kentucky; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Cordelia Gordon; his mother of Wooster; his father and stepmother, Earl and Thelma Drayer of Seville; brothers, David Drayer of Akron and Jim Drayer of Barberton; sisters, Margaret Sampson of Wisconsin, Betty Zedler of Lodi, Kathy Cook of Seville and Connie Harger of Sterling; and many nieces and nephews. 

Janice Wyatt
WOOSTER -- Janice P. Wyatt, 85, formerly of Wooster and Loudonville, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 30, at Altercare of Millersburg, where she had resided for the past three years. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckannon, W.Va., where friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. The Rev. S.E. Lewis will officiate. Burial will be at Indian Camp Cemetery, Buckannon, W.Va. Local calling hours will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster; to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Hospice of Holmes County, Holmes County Health Department, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654. Surviving are sons, Estel F. (Juleen) Wyatt of Big Prairie and Maxwell E. (Sue) Wyatt of Osceola, Ind.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Iris Chandler of Port Orange, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 

Lester Smith
JEROMESVILLE -- Lester G. Smith, 82, 396 Township Road 1500, died Friday night, Oct. 30, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with the Rev. Richard Barrell officiating. Burial will be at New Pittsburg Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Ruth Ann Shearer of Palm Springs, Calif., Judy Kay Moroney of Jeromesville and Kenneth W. Smith of Ashland; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Louella Sova of Columbus, Beatrice Kauffman of Bracketville, Texas, and Geneva Semans of Ashland. 

Donald McQuate
ASHLAND -- Donald E. McQuate, 87, of Ashland, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Van Hove Funeral Home in Ashland, with the Rev. Donald Earlenbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call today (Sunday) from 2-4 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Ashland County Branch, 920 Hoover Drive, Ashland 44805. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Duane E. and Mary McQuate of Mansfield; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles R. McQuate Jr. of Sandwich, Ill.; a sister, Freda Baldwin of Ashland; a special friend, Betty Stanford of Wooster; and several relatives in the Wayne County area. 

Mary Harris
WOOSTER -- Mary P. Harris, 90, 2351 Cardinal Court, died Sunday, Nov. 1, at Wooster Community Hospital, after a period of declining health. Private family services will be held Tuesday. Burial will be at Jackson Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Murray Funeral Home in Creston is handling arrangements. Surviving are a son, Jim Harris of the home; and nieces and nephews. 

Robert Clippinger
APPLE CREEK -- Robert J. Clippinger, 75, 99 Evergreen Lane,died Saturday evening, Oct. 31, 1998, at Massillon Community Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with Chuck Craig officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Robert L. Clippinger of West Salem and Dennis H. Clippinger of Wooster; grandchildren, Heather, Heidi, Chad, Dawn and Dustin; and great-grandchildren, Devin and Summer Soto.

Harry Marshall
WOOSTER -- Harry D. Marshall, 78, of Wooster, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 1, 1998, at West View Manor in Wooster, after an extended illness. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Reed Funeral Home in Canton, with the Rev. George Roberts and the Rev. Dr. Richard Ferrell officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church of Canton, 1618 Navarre Road, SW, Canton 44706. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Harry D. Marshall Jr. of Wooster, and William Marshall of the home; a granddaughter, Christina Marie Marshall of Wooster; and special friends, Gunner and Rhonda Lones of Canton. 

Velma Singer
NORTH LAWRENCE -- Velma I. Singer, 83, of North Lawrence, died Saturday, Oct. 31, in Walterboro, S.C. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church in North Lawrence, with the Rev. Douglas Meek officiating. Burial will be at Newman Creek Cemetery in North Lawrence. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Canal Fulton, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Surviving are children, Evelyn Neil and Thomas Singer, both of North Lawrence, Kathleen Mohler of Massillon and Jerry Singer of Canton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren. 

Dorothy Aldenderfer
LOUDONVILLE -- Dorothy M. Aldenderfer, 83, formerly of 209 S. Market St., died Monday afternoon, Nov. 2, 1998, at Colonial Manor Nursing Center, after a long illness. Services will be Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry L. Ruther officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Surviving are sisters, Mary Morris and Katy Dudte, both of Loudonville; nieces, Julie Grassman of Loudonville, Sue Grassman of Wooster, Patty Stumbaugh of Columbia, Mo., and Mary Lee Myers of Camerillo, Calif.; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. 

F. Dean Hudgins
WOOSTER -- F. Dean Hudgins, 50, 1383 S. Funk Road, died Monday, Nov. 2, at his residence. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. David Harding officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Wooster. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hillsdale Athletic Boosters Club, in care of Hillsdale High School. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Deana and Jamie, both of the home; and his parents of Hendersonville, N.C. 

Albert Troyer
HOLMESVILLE -- Albert B. Troyer, 72, 7355 Township Road 323, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 2, at his home after an extended illness. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Bethany Conservative Mennonite Church in Holmesville, with the Rev. Eli Hostetler officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 6-9 and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Mrs. Levi (Naomi) Miller of Holmesville, Mrs. Mark (Miriam) Hershberger, Mrs. Willis (Ruth) Coblentz and Vernon Troyer, all of Mount Hope, Firman Troyer of Saint Augustine, Fla., Joel Troyer of Millersburg and David Troyer of Jesup, Ga.; 29 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mose (Edna) Miller of Hartville; a half-sister, Erma Stutzman of Sarasota, Fla., and a brother, Vernon Troyer of Millersburg. 

Jeffrey Baker
SHREVE -- Jeffrey L. Baker, 41, 9555 Schaaf Road, died Sunday, Nov. 1, at his residence. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Church of God on Akron Road, with the Rev. Keith Snyder officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Shreve. Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to West Holmes Wrestling Program, 10901 State Route 39, Millersburg 44654. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Zachary Baker, stationed in Pensacola, Fla., with the U.S. Navy, Alex and Seth Baker, both of the home; his parents of Wooster; a brother, James Baker of Wooster; and maternal grandmother, Jennie Waitkunas of Wooster. 

Carl Bradford Jr.
RITTMAN -- Carl H. Bradford Jr., 65, of Rittman, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. Services will be Friday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at Milton Presbyterian Church, 250 North St., Rittman, with the Revs. James Watt and Richard Lapehn officiating. Private family burial will be Saturday at Bradford Family Plot, Rochester Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Greater Wayne County Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Wooster 44691. He is survived by Tymothy and Anne Bradford Burkey and their children, Thomas, Douglas, Carl and Andrew; Cameron and Judy Bradford and their children, Sarah and William Taylor; John and Kathryn Bradford Milligan and their children, Bradford, Madeline and Allyson; Christian and Margaret Bradford Kren and their children, Lansing and Maxwell; and Richard and Susan Bradford Peebles and their children, Lillian and Cameron. He is also survived by a brother, Gerald and his wife, JoAnn of Litchfield. 

James Ball
SMITHVILLE -- James W. Ball, 74, 214 Charles Avenue, formerly of Rittman, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. Bret Deffenbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-8 at the funeral home. Surviving are children, Tom (Gene) Ball of Arvada, Colo., Lynne (David Mielke) Thomas of Wooster and Marsha (Bob Moore) Sword of Chippewa Lake; grandchildren, Morgan, Wyatt and Devon Ball, Laura Dembowski, Aaron and Kevin Sword and Lee Thomas; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Johnathon and Stevie Dembowski; step-grandchildren, Carolyn, Shelly and Jeff Richards, Kyle and Melissa Mielke; brothers, Paul of Albany, N.Y., Byrul of Smithville and Ed of Rittman; and sisters, Ruby Robinette of Rittman and Margaret Robinette of Wooster. 

Geraldine Fellabaum
WADSWORTH -- Geraldine Vogel Fellabaum, 88, of Wadsworth, formerly of Glenmont, died Monday evening, Nov. 2, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after an extended illness. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Glenmont, with Father Ronald J. Aubry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg is handling arrangements. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Surviving are children, Joyce Tomasik of Norton, Susanne Pfister of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Daniel Clark of Barberton; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanore Schopfer of Glenmont; and several nieces and nephews. 

Loraine Kobilarcsik
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Loraine A. Kobilarcsik, 76, 1949 S. 49th St., formerly of Wooster, died Monday, Nov. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Manor in Merriam, Kan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sunday 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 McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Wayne County, 5318 Tannerville Road, Orrville 44667. Surviving are children, Andrew J. Kobilarcsik of Wooster, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) Kropp of Cincinnati, Loann Hilty of Spring Valley, Ill., Mrs. Steve (Kathleen) Miller of Kansas City, Kan., James J. Kobilarcsik of Kansas City, Mo., and Joseph Kobilarcsik of Overland Park, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. John (Judith) Fisher of Worthington. 

Lois Miller
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Lois I. Miller, 50, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 2, at Union Hospital in Dover. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Donald Pentz officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Winesburg. Friends may call today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Surviving are her parents of Dundee; brothers, John (Candy) Miller of Bolivar and Jim (Renee) Miller of Sugarcreek; a sister, Mrs. James (Lynn) Jordan of Northville, Mich.; and seven nieces and nephews. 

Mary Anderson
MINERAL CITY -- Mary P. Anderson, 89, of Mineral City, died Monday, Nov. 2, at her residence. She was the mother of Wayne Anderson of Wooster and Leonard Anderson of Columbus and formerly of Wooster. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ, Commercial Avenue, New Philadelphia, with Brian Atkins and Richard Pryor officiating. Burial will be at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at Naylor Funeral Home in New Philadelphia. Surviving in addition to her sons are daughters, Olive Russell and Loretta Hartman, both of Canton, Grace Maxhimer of Mineral City, Ruth Menefee of Dover, Esther (Vernon) Reames of Searcy, Ark., Gertrude Hockenberry and Alice Moore, both of New Philadelphia and Lucille (Corlas) Espenschied of Fayetteville, Ark.; 64 grandchildren; 122 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Daisy Green of Bellaire, Anna Sudduth Rudolph of Follansbee, W.Va., and Pansy Conley of Parkersburg, W.Va. 

Mary Anderson
MINERAL CITY -- Mary P. Anderson, 89, of Mineral City, died Monday, Nov. 2, at her residence. She was the mother of Wayne Anderson of Wooster and Leonard Anderson of Columbus and formerly of Wooster. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ, Commercial Avenue, New Philadelphia, with Brian Atkins and Richard Pryor officiating. Burial will be at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at Naylor Funeral Home in New Philadelphia. Surviving in addition to her sons are daughters, Olive Russell and Loretta Hartman, both of Canton, Grace Maxhimer of Mineral City, Ruth Menefee of Dover, Esther (Vernon) Reames of Searcy, Ark., Gertrude Hockenberry and Alice Moore, both of New Philadelphia and Lucille (Corlas) Espenschied of Fayetteville, Ark.; 64 grandchildren; 122 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Daisy Green of Bellaire, Anna Sudduth Rudolph of Follansbee, W.Va., and Pansy Conley of Parkersburg, W.Va. 

Mable Daiger
MILLERSBURG -- Mable Daiger, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Sunset View Nursing Home. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hahn Funeral Home in Barberton, with Floyd Hachtel officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are daughters, Janet (C. James) Lamb of Columbus, Eileen (William) Chapman of Big Prairie and Patricia Walden of Medina; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a nephew.

Jane Kirk
ORRVILLE -- Jane T. Kirk, 79, of Ar-Del Circle, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, at Beaver Valley Geriatric Center in Beaver, Pa., after a one-year illness. There will be no public funeral service. Friends may call Friday from 2-5 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Wayne County Branch, in care of Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are children, William Kirk of Warrenton, Va., and Jane Schlosser of Beaver Falls, Pa.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Pearl Beller
KILLBUCK -- Pearl Lucille Beller, 88, of Killbuck, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, 1998, at Terrace View Nursing Home in Millersburg. Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with David Dahlstein officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Killbuck. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a nephew, Clyde J. Lowe of Millersburg; great-nephews, Bryan Lowe of Coshocton and Steven Lowe of Killbuck; and a great-niece, Vanessa Dahlstein of Clinton. 

Loraine Kobilarcsik
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Loraine A. Kobilarcsik, 76, 1949 S. 49th St., formerly of Wooster, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Trinity Lutheran Manor in Merriam, Kan. 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 McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Wayne County, 5318 Tannerville Road, Orrville 44667. Surviving are children, Andrew J. Kobilarcsik of Wooster, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) Kropp of Cincinnati, Loann Hilty of Spring Valley, Ill., Mrs. Steve (Kathleen) Miller of Kansas City, Kan., James J. Kobilarcsik of Kansas City, Mo., and Joseph Kobilarcsik of Overland Park, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. John (Judith) Fisher of Worthington. 

Delbert Turner
KIDRON -- Delbert L. "Dell" Turner, 73, of Kidron Road, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, after an apparent heart attack. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Rev. Aldus Wingard officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services Saturday. A ex-prisoner of war ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Randy Turner of Kidron and Mrs. John (Patricia) Van Belleghem of Middleburg Heights; a grandchild; a brother, Glen Turner of Cleveland, Ga.; and sisters, Idelle Turner of Gainsville, Ga., and Grovie Corbin of Cleveland, Ga. 

Paul Valencic
CLEVELAND -- Paul A. Valencic, 70, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, Nov. 4. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Barberton, with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. The Rev. Albert Kunkel will serve as celebrant. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 4-7 at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, where the rosary will be held at 7. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church, 15000 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland 44110-1298. Surviving are his mother, Sylvia Valencic of Marshallville; a sister, Roseanne (Leonard) Zak of Torrance, Calf.; a niece; and two great-nieces. 

Treva Grimm
MEDINA -- Treva L. Grimm, 84, of Medina, formerly of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Medina General Hospital, after a sudden illness. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi, with Tom Wilson of Lodi officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lafayette Youth Baseball, in care of Lafayette Township Hall, 6776 Wedgewood Road, Medina 44256. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, John (Barbara) Grimm of Medina; grandchildren, Noel and Colin Grimm, Catherine (Eric) Meyer and Ellen (Dean) Effinger; a great-grandson, Will Meyer; and a sister, Agnes Switzer of Vermilion. 

Woodrow Easterday
REEDSBURG -- Woodrow W. "Woody" Easterday, 80, formerly of Reedsburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with the Rev. Art Tobergte Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Reedsburg Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin B. (Kathy A.) Drake of Wooster; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Audra Stauffer of Mohicanville; and a brother, Leroy Easterday of Lakefork. 

E. Wilson Pringle
WOOSTER -- E. Wilson Pringle, 72, 311 E. South St., Apt. 604, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, at Glendora Health Care Center. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Wooster, with the Rev. Leroy Adams officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 68 of Wooster. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Surviving are children, E. Gregory (Evelyn) Pringle of Oklahoma City, Mark A. (Lisa) Pringle of Columbus, Darryl S. (Vanessa) Pringle of Torrance, Calif., Craig M. Pringle of Hawthorne, Calif., Kevin B. (Beth) Pringle of Lincoln, Neb., and Priscilla E. (Michael J.) McGuire of Massillon; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Romaine Pringle of Wooster and Phyllis Miller of Akron; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Mary Kay Pringle. 

William Taylor
MASSILLON -- William Taylor, 70, of Massillon, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, at Mercy Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. He was the brother of Jane Ellen Goody of Creston. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home in Massillon, with the Rev. Raul R. Crooks officiating. Burial will be at Massillon Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 6-8 at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his sister, are sons, William L. Taylor of Massillon and Jason M. Taylor of Canton; two grandchildren; another sister, Jean Berkoski of Arnold, Md.; and a brother, Orby Taylor of Barberton. 

E. Wilson Pringle
WOOSTER -- E. Wilson Pringle, 72, 311 E. South St., Apt. 604, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, 1998, at Glendora Health Care Center. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Wooster, with the Rev. Leroy Adams officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 68 of Wooster. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Surviving are children, E. Gregory (Evelyn) Pringle of Oklahoma City, Mark A. (Lisa) Pringle of Columbus, Darryl S. (Vanessa) Pringle of Torrance, Calif., Craig M. Pringle of Hawthorne, Calif., Kevin B. (Beth) Pringle of Lincoln, Neb., and Priscilla E. (Michael J.) McGuire of Massillon; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Romaine Pringle of Wooster and Phyllis Miller of Akron; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Mary Kay Pringle. 

James Hershberger
SUGARCREEK -- James Hershberger, infant son of Owen M. and Fannie J. (Troyer) Hershberger, of 3280 County Road 114, died shortly after birth on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Akron Children's Hospital. Services will be today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at the Hershberger residence with the Bishop Crist M. Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery in Holmes County. Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Surviving in addition to his parents are brothers, Willis and Eddie Hershberger and sisters, Elsie and Naomi Hershberger, all of the home; grandparents, Mose E. and Mary Hershberger of Sugarcreek and Jonas M. S. Troyer of Fresno.

Tauno Lintala
WOOSTER -- Tauno N. Lintala, 82, of 2068 Christmas Run, Wooster, Ohio, died Thursday evening, Nov. 5, at the Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Mclntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home. Mr. Lintala is survived by his wife, Theo, of 60 years. Their four children, Toini Reese of Columbus, Vikki Jurs of Brockport, N.Y., Erik Lintala of Massapequa, N.Y., and Peter Lintala of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Earl Reich
ASHLAND -- Earl H. Reich, 75, of Ashland, died Friday, Nov. 6, at Kingston of Ashland. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, with the Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be at Blendon Central Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus 43221, or to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805. Surviving are his wife, Glenna (Sherred) Reich; children, Craig (Charlotte) Reich of Mansfield, and Roberta (Earl) Mahone of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Lisa Reich of Charleston, S.C., Ashley O'Branovich of Lafayette, Calif., Trenton Reich of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Matthew and Allison Mahone, both of Charlotte, N. C.; brothers, Clifford Reich of Venice, Fla. and Duane Reich of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Alvin Kanagy
DAYTON -- Rev. Alvin C. Kanagy, 71, died Friday morning, Nov. 6, at the home of his daughter, with whom he had been living since December, 1997. Prior to this he lived in Chambersburg, Pa. Memorial services will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Weavers Mennonite Church with the Revs. Jospeh C. Shenk, Leon Schrock and Ray Geigly officiating. Burial will be at Weavers Cemetery on Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Weavers Mennonite Church. Arrangements are being handled by McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va. Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Sharon Heatwole of Weyers Cave, Paul Kanagy of Townville, N.C., Pauline Layman of Dayton, Phil Kanagy and John Kanagy, both of Timberville, David Kanagy of Harrisonburg, Arlen Kanagy of Granite Falls, N.C., and Julia Hales of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mattie Yoder and Amelia Kanagy, both of Stuarts Draft, and Naomi Peachy of Belleville, Pa., and brothers, Lee Kanagy of Belleville, Pa., Ezra Kanagy of Shreve, Urla Kanagy of Hartville, and John Kanagy of Blackville, S.C.


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