Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Carl Boley Sr.
WADSWORTH -- Carl J. Boley Sr., 63, of Wadsworth, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Little Forest Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hilliard-Cox-Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, with the Rev. Kenneth Baldwin officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services. Surviving are his wife, Patricia J. Boley of Wadsworth; children, Joe (Pam) Boley, Peggy (Willie) Hanna and Kitty Bell, all of Rittman; grandchildren, Matthew, Bradley, Steven, Angel, Kevin, Justina, Nicholas and Amber; brothers, Nevin Boley of Marshallville and Edward Boley of Orrville; and a sister, Norma Veatch of Buckeye Lake. 

Beatrix Welsh
LOUDONVILLE -- Beatrix W. Welsh, 90, formerly of 803 S. Mount Vernon Ave., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, at Samaritan Hospital, after an extended illness. Memorial services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, with the Rev. Gary L. Pollock officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activity Department at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, 747 S. Mount Vernon Ave., Loudonville 44842. Surviving are a son, William L. (Betty G.) Welsh of Loudonville; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert E. (Mary Kay) Willets of Toledo; and a sister, Lois (Warren) Starrick of Bowling Green. 

Esther Goldring
ORRVILLE -- Esther Perilstein Goldring, died after a lengthy illness at her home in Orrville, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998. She was 72 years old. Services will be Friday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with Rabbi Kevin Hale officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 6-9 at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in the name of Esther Goldring to Knesseth Israel Temple, 1670 Cleveland Road, Wooster; Orrville Public Library, 230 N. Main St., Orrville; Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Dunlap Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 832 S. Main St., Orrville 44667. Surviving are a son, Bill and his wife, Jean (Newman) Goldring and granddaughters, Beth and Katie, all of Ashland, a son, Steve and his life-partner, Bruce Shewitz of Cleveland Heights and a son, Bob and his wife, Terri (Dershem) Goldring and grandson, Sam, all of Columbus. 

Karl Slaybaugh
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Karl E. "Bopie" Slaybaugh, 67, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Wooster, died Monday, Nov. 16, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines. A memorial mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St., W., Bradenton, Fla., with the Rev. Dennis Cooney officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, 26th St. Chapel, Bradenton, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, in care of Hospice of S.W. Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238. Surviving are sons, Robert Slaybaugh of Climax, Mich., Jonathan Thomas Slaybaugh and Timothy Alan Slaybaugh, both of Bradenton, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren. 

Dan Wetzele
MASSILLON -- Dan L. Wetzel, 50, of Massillon, formerly of Orrville, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Hospice Care Center in Akron. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at HeitgerÕs Jackson Chapel in Massillon, with the Rev. George Cooper officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Scott Wetzel and Lindy Wetzel, both of Massillon and Amy McMerrell of Akron; stepsons, Jarrod and Tyler Chapman, both of the home; his parents of Massillon; and a sister, Karen Wiley of East Canton.

Clyde Palmer
WEST SALEM -- Clyde J. Palmer, 86, of West Salem, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Austin Health Care in New Pittsburg. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, with the Rev. Robert Holmes officiating. Burial will be at Congress Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Surviving are a sister, Carol (Charles) McCarty of Ashland; a brother, Maynard Palmer of West Salem; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Warren Miller
LODI -- Warren H. Miller, 74, of Lodi, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at his home. Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, with the Rev. Philip Wilden officiating. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grand Prairie Cemetery in Grand Prairie. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St., Seville 44273. Surviving are a son, John (Sandy) Miller of Seville; two grandchildren; a sister, Rosella Johnson of Lima; and brothers, Calvin (Alice) Miller of Ontario, Ohio, and Merrill (Pat) Miller of Okeechobee, Fla. 

Ralph Paullin Jr.
LOUDONVILLE -- Ralph Paullin Jr., 76, 2298 State Route 179, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, at his residence. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Synagogue Church of God, with the Rev. Mario Guerreriro officiating. Burial will be at Jeromesville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville. 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, Cheryl (Rex) Weirich of Ashland, Pamela (Don) Emminger of Jeromesville, David (Barb) Paullin of Manchester, Pa., and Gary (Sherry) Paullin of Mohicanville; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Anderson of Mohicanville, Mary Canankamp and Elizabeth Martin, both of Wooster; and brothers, Lemoine Paullin of Jeromesville and John Paullin of Lakeville. 

S. Irene Frary
WOOSTER -- S. Irene Frary, 88, 4138 Swanson Blvd., Apt. 135, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Nathan Ward officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 6-8 at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Wooster Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 1741 Oak Hill Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are children, William W. (Betty) Frary of Big Prairie, Richard M. (Carol) Frary of Rittman, George A. Frary of Wooster and Pearl Louise (David) Hall of Clayton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

James Calfee
WEST SALEM -- James Calfee, 80, of West Salem, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at his home. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home in New Port, Tenn., where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at New Home Cemetery in Tennessee. Local calling hours will be tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Wayne County, 4815 Munson St., NW, Canton 44718. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Diane Ayres and Susan Gantt, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Ted Calfee of Cleveland, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen Bailey of Bradenton, Fla., Mae French of Morristown, Tenn., Jean Freshour of Knoxville, Tenn., and Irene Stevenson of Clarksville, Tenn. 

Jeanne Romig
SANDUSKY -- Jeanne Lou (Bradley) Romig, 63, of Sandusky, formerly of Millersburg and Akron, entered into rest Thursday, Nov. 19, at Firelands Hospital in Sandusky. Memorial services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Blessing Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2222 Cleveland Road, Sandusky (419) 625-3002. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky 44870. Surviving in addition to her husband are sons, Randall Kleindienst of Akron and Dan Kleindienst of Denver; four grandchildren; a brother, David Bradley of Gay, W.Va.; and a sister, Geraldine Wine of Akron. 

Ronald Gove
SMITHVILLE -- Ronald F. Gove, 70, of Smithville and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 18, after a long illness. Cremation will take place at Whitfield Funeral Home in Zephyrhills. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., where military rites will be conducted. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Randall L. Gove of Smithville, Ronald F. Gove Jr. of Norton, John W. Gove of Mannasquam, N.J., Jolene (Daniel) White of Smithville and Kathleen (Stephen) Frantz of Creston; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley Gove of Corneilia, Ga., Harvey Gove of Monticello, Fla., and Bill Gove of Cuyahoga Falls; and sisters, Virginia Adams of Akron and Dollie Seese of Cuyahoga Falls. 

Orva Bise
HOLLISTER, Mo. -- Orva E. Bise, 79, of Hollister, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Cox Medical Center of Springfield, following a long illness. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home in Elizabeth with the Rev. Carmel White officiating. Burial will be at Center Valley Cemetery. Friends may call today (Saturday) from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 until the time of services at the funeral home. Surviving are children and their spouses, Ronald and Virginia of Rittman, Donald and Sandi of Nevada, Texas, Danny and Jackie of Elizabeth, W.Va, Joe and Billy of Garland, Texas, Robert and Judy of Wooster, and Cheryl and Jeffrey of Hollister, Mo.; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Perry Moore
UNION, S.C. -- Perry "Sonny" Moore, 61, of Union, S.C. and formerly of Orrville, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, after a long illness. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the chapel at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Claude McComas officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheryl Phillips, 427 W. Oak St., Orrville 44667, to help defray expenses. Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Sherry White and Regina Moore, both of Wooster, and Jayne Wenger of Orrville, and daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and John Phillips of Orrville; stepson, Richard Smale of Orrville; stepdaughter, Patricia Smale of Union, S.C.; six grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Graber of Orrville. 

Frederick Hoffman
MILLERSBURG -- Frederick A. Hoffman, 90, of Millersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 19, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek, following a long illness. Services will be Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Walch officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Nov. 27. Memorial contributions may be made to Joel Pomerene Foundation, 981 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654. Surviving are a daughter, Gretchen (Donald) Waltman of Baltic; two grandchildren, and a great-grandson. 

Robert Barone
LODI -- Robert Leonard Barone, 82, of Lodi, died Friday, Nov. 21, at his home, following a long illness. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Parker and Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi with the Pastor Tim Neptune officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Friends may call Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to David Dennis, Burn Victim, care of LaGrange Independent Baptist Church, 114 Union St., PO Box 621, LaGrange 44054. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Theda; a daughter, Wanda Barone of Lodi, and sons, Robert (Kim) Barone of Lodi, and Leonard (Charlene) Barone and Wesley (Jennifer) Barone, both of Burbank; six grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Gabriel of California; a brother, Harold Sloan of North Canton; and a half-sister, Bonnie Lewis of California. 

Vincent Costanzo Sr.
SOUTH EUCLID -- Vincent J. Costanzo, Sr., 74, of South Euclid, died Wednesday, Nov. 18. He was the brother of Albert Costanzo, Mary Mussaro and Annette Palecek, both of Wooster. Mass of Christian Burial will be today (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are being handling by Dicicco and Sons Funeral Home of Mayfield Heights. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750. Surviving in addition to his brother and sisters are his wife, Rita (Pope) Costanzo; children, Vincent J. (Lee Ann) Costanzo, Jr., Daryl J. (Barbara) Costanzo and Peter J. (Dawn) Costanzo; and 13 grandchildren. 

Margaret Becherer
MASSILLON -- Margaret L. Becherer, 87, of Massillon, died Friday, Nov. 20, at Rose Lane Health Care Center, following a long illness. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home in Massillon with the Rev. Frank Marlett officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to West Lebanon United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 6082 S.W. Lebanon Road, Dalton 44618. Surviving are children, Betty (LeRoy) Schumacher, Gloria (James) Krichbaum, Karen (James) Hamilton, and Warren T. Eckroad, Jr., all of Massillon; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Maxine Brown
SUGARCREEK -- Maxine Brown, 72, 761 W. Main St., died Friday, Nov. 20 at her residence after a one-year illness. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Sugarcreek Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Dick Marshall officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sugarcreek. Friends may call tonight (Sunday) from 5-8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, or one hour prior to the services at the church. The family requests that memorials be made to American Cancer Society; or to Hospice of Tuscarawas County. Surviving are children, Mrs. Richard (Sandy) Miller of New Philadelphia, Jim (Eve) Brown and John (Linda) Brown, both of Sugarcreek and Sam Brown of Bakersville; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Barney (Helen) Miller of Sugarcreek; and brothers, Dennis (Mary) Miller of Sugarcreek and Stanley (Joan) Miller of Sarasota, Fla. 

Helen Stevic
ODESSA, Texas -- Helen Marie (Swenson) Stevic was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Round Rock, Texas, the first child of J. Herbert and Alma Swenson. She departed this life for a life eternal at Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, on Nov. 19, 1998. Her survivors include her husband, William Stevic Jr. of Odessa, Texas; a son, William Stevic III (also Bill) and his wife, Joanne of Dallas, and a daughter, Anne Gibson of San Angelo, Texas; a grandson, Michael Shane Stevic of Dallas; a sister, Dot Jonas and her husband, Jim of Pearland, Texas; brothers-in-law, Charles Stevic and June Haner of Dalton, Russell Stevic and wife, Barbara of Uniontown, Richard Stevic and wife, Marcia of Sun Lake, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Martha Jane Stevic of Marshallville; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Last rites will be at St. John's Episcopal Church, Odessa, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24. The Rev. Laura Deaderick will be celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home in charge. Family will meet with friends at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home, 601 N. Alleghaney, Odessa, Texas, Monday from 6-8 p.m. Memorials in lieu of flowers, if desired may be directed to the Helen Stevic Scholarship Fund at St. John's School, or the American Cancer Society. 

Donald Baughman
WOOSTER -- Donald A. Baughman, 81, of Wooster, formerly of 1120 Weaver St., SW, Canton, died Friday evening, Nov. 20, 1998, at Maison 'Aine Nursing Home in Stow, where he had resided since 1996. Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive, Wooster, with the Rev. Dan Wingate officiating. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery, Wooster. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: B.I.M.I. and Maranatha Missions, in care of West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Carol Baughman of Canton, the Rev. Gerald and Diane Baughman of Chattanooga, Tenn., Donald Baughman of Buffalo, N.Y., the Rev. Clare and Linda Baughman of Leon, France and Michael and Bonnie Baughman of Rittman; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Baughman of Florida, and Larry Baughman of Washington state; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Charles Fleck of Columbus. 

Bernard Guy
WOOSTER -- Bernard E. Guy, 83, 326 W. Larwill St., died Saturday, Nov. 21, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. David Stout officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Gerald (Michelle) Guy, Dean Guy and Krista (Raymond) Herbst, all of Wooster, B. Gene Guy of Raymond, M. Bernice (Cecil) Ross of Kenton, Phyllis (Nigle) Standley of Bellfountaine, Clara (Armond) Shuster of Larve and Eileen Guy of Marysville; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Genese (Pat) McEvoy and Luan Berger, both of Marysville, Donna Elson and Judith (Jim) Timmons, both of Hilliard and Winfread (Buddy) Grenell of Amlin. 

Sarah Hershberger
SUGARCREEK -- Sarah Hershberger, 94, 7500 Spooky Hollow Road, died Saturday, Nov. 21, at her residence. Services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the David Yoder Jr. residence, 7495 Spooky Hollow Road, Sugarcreek, with Bishop Jonas Borntrager Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the Yoder Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at her residence. Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. Surviving are children, Henry J. (Alta) Hershberger of Baltic, Dan J. (Viola) Hershberger and Mattie (Menno A.) Erb, both of Sugarcreek, Clara (Daniel E.) Borkholder of Nappanee, Ind., Mary (Kenneth) Johnson of New Philadelphia, Mabel (Alvin) Otto of Crossville, Tenn., and Anna (Nelson) Lapp of Malta; 37 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. 

Madellin Bower
MILLERSBURG -- Madellin Arlene (Bird) Bower, 80, of Millersburg, died Friday evening, Nov. 20, at her home. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Nashville Cemetery, with the Rev. Gerald Craycraft officiating. There will be no calling hours. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Welcome Church of Christ. Surviving are cousins, Delbert M. Davenport of Millersburg, John T. Davenport of Millersburg and William R. Davenport of Killbuck. 

W. Todd Griffith
Becky Griffith
RITTMAN -- W. Todd Griffith, 25, and Becky A. (Mikes) Griffith, 27, both of 101 Fairlawn Extension, died Sunday, Nov. 22, from injuries received in a fire at their home. Todd Griffith died at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital and Becky Griffith died in the burn unit at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Joint services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Canaan Freewill Baptist Church in Creston, with the Rev. James R. McComas officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Todd is survived by his parents of Sterling; brothers, Allen (Sherri) Griffith and Glenn (Sherry) Griffith, both of Rittman and Paul Griffith of Sterling; and a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Sherry) Geiser of Rittman. Becky is survived by her parents of Dalton; a brother, Richard Mikes Jr. of Wooster; a grandmother, Sarah Mikes of Byesville; and several aunts and uncles. 

Raymond Jeffries
MILLERSBURG -- Raymond W. Jeffries, 81, 14 Woodland Drive, died Sunday evening, Nov. 22, at Sunset View Nursing Home, after a long illness. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. David Carrick officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Millersburg Christian Church, 125 N. Clay St., Millersburg 44654. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Nancy Bevington of Nashville, Mary Woodruff of Millersburg, Jennie Jeffries of Wooster and Lou Ann Mallon of Canton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson. 

Doris Burton
LODI -- Doris Irene Burton, 79, of Lodi, died Sunday, Nov. 22, at Ridgewood Place in Akron, after a lengthy illness. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with the Rev. Norman Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville. Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Walter Kuzak of Barberton; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Betty Meyer
PIQUA -- Betty J. Meyer, 62, 318 Short Drive, formerly of Wooster, died Sunday, Nov. 22, at Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home in Piqua, with the Rev. Lincoln Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Scott R. Meyer of Lincoln, Ill., and Marcia Sprecher of Hilliard; and four grandchildren. 

Joseph Gilyard
WORTHINGTON -- Joseph N. Gilyard, 47, of Worthington, died Friday, Nov. 20, at Riverside Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gaines Funeral Home, 9116 Union Ave., Cleveland, with the Rev. Harry Thompson officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster. The family will receive friends following the services at 19636 Chagrin Blvd. (State Route 422), Shaker Heights. Surviving are his wife, Lenore (Grier) Gilyard; children, Gabriel Gilyard of Wooster and Zachary Gilyard of Burton; his father of Wooster; his mother, Naomi Starks of Akron; brothers, Jerold Gilyard of Lima and Jacob Gilyard of St. Louis; and sisters, Jocelyn Gilyard of Columbus and Janlyn (Danny) Anthony of Virginia. 

Edward Vermilyea
WOOSTER -- Edward J. Vermilyea, 62, of Wooster, formerly of Brunswick, died Saturday, Nov. 21, in Wooster. Services will be Friday at noon at Eastlawn Memory Gardens, where burial will be. Friends may call this morning (Tuesday) from 9-11 and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, Medina. Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Hetrick) Vermilyea of Wooster; children, Cathy (Mark) Wade of Mansfield, Rita (Steve) Lingheim of Donaldson, Ind., and Edward Don Vermilyea Jr. of Jackson, Fla.; his mother, Margaret (Stibler) Vermilyea of Wadsworth; and a brother, George Vermilyea of Maine.

Lucille Ott
ORRVILLE -- Lucille M. Ott, 87, 17114 Burton City Road, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at her residence. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church near Marshallville, with the Rev. Thomas Fox officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7404 Coal Bank Road, Marshallville 44645. Surviving are a son, Herbert Ott of Las Vegas, Nev., and a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Lois Ott of Orrville; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Dianne) Ott of Brewster, Christine Pavelschak of Orrville, Jody (Tim) Fry of Shreve, Tracy Ott of Boulder City, Nev., Mark (Karen) Ott of Margate, Fla., and Sheri (Joe) Antoniato of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Hiley Graham
WOOSTER -- Hiley E. Graham, 95, 2617 Victoria St., died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Shady Lawn Retirement Center, Dalton. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve, with Pastor Randy Weaver officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Helen (Howard) Taylor of Shreve, Freda Pollmeier of Wooster and Betty (Chuck) Porter of Lakeville; stepchildren, Willie (Harold) Boyd of Big Prairie, Curtis Meade of West Salem, Kenneth (Nancy) Meade and Norma Dotson, both of Wooster; 10 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Shields of Wooster.

Rose Welsh
WOOSTER -- Rose R. Welsh, 88, 8259 Haas Road, died Sunday, Nov. 22, at Wooster Community Hospital. Private family services will be held, with the Rev. Dr. Alan E. Nathan and Richard Shibley officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements. The family requests that contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St., Wooster 44691. Surviving are children, Pat Thomson of Wooster and Richard Welsh of Westfield Center; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Louis Roman of Hayesville; and sisters, Elizabeth Sherrick of Wooster and Ethel Roetman of Beaver Creek.


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