Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Menno Ressler
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- Menno Daniel Ressler, 87, 8375 Rambler Drive, formerly of the Sterling/Rittman area, died Sunday, Nov. 22, at his residence. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with Jerry Stroud and Earl Ressler officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery near North Lawrence. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fla. 34613. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Emma Ruth Hartman of Howe, Ind., and Dorothy Christine Davis of Elida; eight grandchildren; a brother, C.L. John Ressler of Elkton, Minn.; and a sister, Anna Naomi Zehr of Gladys, Va. 

Emma Kelbly
WOOSTER -- Emma L. Kelbly, 90, a resident of Smithville-Western Care Center for the past 15 years, formerly of Marshallville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Rev. Joe Roth officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Marshallville. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are children and their spouses, John and Cathy Kelbly Jr. of Austin, Texas, George and Karen Kelbly of North Lawrence and Marilyn and Winston Wycoff Jr. of Burbank; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Alice Weeman of Orrville and Clara Reed of Warren. 

Delphine Amstutz
WALNUT CREEK -- Delphine Maude Amstutz, 83, of Walnut Creek, formerly of Apple Creek, died Monday evening, Nov. 23, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home, after a period of declining health. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church, with the Revs. Terry Shue and Herman Myers officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Luz, 152 Kidron Road, Orrville 44667. Surviving are children, Robert (Janet) Klopfenstein of Smithville, Rose Marie (Kwami) Biddier of College Park, Md., Rhoda (Ralph) Imhoff of Phoenix, Ariz., Gloria (Dale) Landes of Cheboygan, Mich., Glenn (Mary) Amstutz of Silverthorne, Colo, Donna (Tom) Johnson of Laramie, Wyo., and Elliot (Diane) Amstutz of LaJuanta, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lillie (Aldis) Wengerd of Smithville, Mabel Turner of Kidron, Rosella Cukr of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Elvina Bixler of Orrville. 

Neatha VanNewkirk
BRUNSWICK -- Neatha VanNewkirk, 74, 977 Carpenter Road, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Medina General Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with Bishop Ken Erickson officiating. Burial will be at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Fred R. (Candy) VanNewkirk of Brunswick, and Bonnie Emerson of Litchfield; grandsons, Matt (Sandra) Emerson and Collin (Kathy) VanNewkirk, both of Medina, Vince (Missy) VanNewkirk and Pete VanNewkirk, both of Brunswick, David (Crystal) VanNewkirk of Hinkley, and Shane VanNewkirk of Miami, Fla.; granddaughters, Merritt Emerson, Tracy (Nils) Johnson and Ginger (D.J.) Heberlein, all of Medina, Dawn (Andy) Hanes of Lodi, Holly VanNewkirk of Dayton, Jill (Jason) Ziebro of Lakewood and Brin Emerson of Litchfield; 11 great-grandchildren; her mother of Wooster; and sisters, Bonnie Levins, Louise McBride and Ida Biggs, all of Dallas, and Alice (Richard) Kistler of Wooster. 

Adelbert Sorensen
APPLE CREEK -- Adelbert A. Sorensen, 81, 536 W. Main St., died Monday, Nov. 23, at Wooster Community Hospital, after a long illness from cancer. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Edward Balint officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Saturday at noon in the Chapel at Mount Nebo Cemetery, Mount Jewett, Pa., where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Surviving are children, Terry of Manassas, Va., Lonna (Ken) Cottrell of Ashburn, Va., and Debbie (Jake) Shilling of Portland Mills, Pa.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard of Huntington, Pa., and Earl of Mount Jewett, Pa.; and sisters, Deloris Anderson of Cokeburg, Pa., Joyce Harding of Attica, N.Y., and Alfield Carter of New Manchester, W.Va. 

Jack Bly
SMITHVILLE -- Jack A. Bly, 47, 416 E. Center St., died Tuesday, Nov. 24, at his residence. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stephen Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Bly Memorial Fund, in care of Wooster Community Hospital, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, James Aaron Bly of Toledo and Daniel Ray Bly of Smithville; and a sister, JoAnne Bly of San Bernardino, Calif. 

Joe Schlabach
FREDERICKSBURG -- Joe D. Schlabach, 26, 9231 Township Road 609, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, at MetroHealth Medical Center of Cleveland, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Nov. 19. Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Eli A. Miller officiating. Burial will be at Hershberger Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Surviving are his parents of Fredericksburg; brothers, Monroe Schlabach of Fredericksburg, William and Eli Schlabach, both of the home; sisters, Anna (Mahlon) Miller of Millersburg, Ada (Ervin) Miller, Lizzie Ann (Perry) Yoder and Esther (Mose) Weaver, all of Fredericksburg, Clara Schlabach of the home, and Edna (Atlee) Mast of Apple Creek; and maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Joni and Sarah Yoder of Fredericksburg. 

Anthony Sims
WOOSTER -- Anthony Cebronn Sims, 28, 1936 Highland Park Road, Apt. 12, died Thursday, Nov. 19, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at True Church of Prayer in Orrville, with the Rev. L.M. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Custer Funeral Home, Wooster. Surviving are his fiancee, Tawaina Stoudmire, with whom he had made his home; children, Christopher and Antoinette S. Sims, both of Orlando, Fla.; his father, Richard Campbell and his mother, Willie M. Robinson, both of Wooster; stepfathers, Willie J. Hull and Calvin Robinson, both of Orrville; brothers, Augusta Sims and Richard Campbell, both of Wooster; sisters, Sonia E. Sims of Leesburg, Fla., Patronia Sims of St. Paul, Minn., Tina Campbell of Pasadena, Calif., and Joy (Sheldon) Horst of Melsa, Wash.; three uncles and aunts, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Arthur Oare
LEESBURG, Fla. -- Arthur A. Oare, 67, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 8. Memorial services were held Thursday, Nov. 12, at Beyers Funeral Chapel in Leesburg. The Rev. Richard Roberts officiated. Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Smith) Oare; children, Julia A. Springer of Seattle, and David A. Oare of Belmont, Calif.; a brother, Henry Oare of Atlanta; and sisters, Lorna McClintock of Wooster and Caroline Watson of Inverness, Fla. 

Tom Badertscher
DALTON -- Thomas L. "Tom" Badertscher, 74, formerly of Zuercher Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the home of his daughter in Canton. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Salem Mennonite Church near Kidron, with the Rev. Darrel Ediger officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 7, Kidron 44636; or to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third St., Dover 44622. Surviving are children, Ted Badertscher and Jack (Johanna) Badertscher, both of Apple Creek, Jeanine Badertscher of Wooster and Janice (Maynard) Oxley of Canton; five grandchildren; and sisters, Martha Klett of Walnut Creek and Florence Amstutz of Goshen, Ind. 

Peg Harry
PERRYSVILLE -- Margaret "Peg" Harry, 88, formerly of Lucas-Perrysville Road, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville, after a brief illness. Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, with the Rev. Gary L. Pollock officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at the Loudonville Public Library, 122 E. Main St., Loudonville 44842. Surviving are a son, Edmund Harry Jr. of Loudonville; and a sister, Lois Scott of Lodi. 

Anna Mast
HOLMESVILLE -- Anna Mast, 87, 8590 Township Road 323, died Thursday, Nov. 26 at her residence after a brief illness. Services will be Sunday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Dan B. Weaver officiating. Burial will be at County Line Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Henry (Edna) Mast of Pleasant Hill, Ill., Arie (Melvin) Schlabach of Kokomo, Ind., Abe Mast of Wooster, Dan (Katie) Mast of Winchester, Sara (Jonas) Hostetler of Fredericksburg, Jake (Arlene) Mast of Sarasota, Fla., Susie (Abe) Miller of Wilmot, Esther (Crist) Miller of Apple Creek, Katie (Jake) Kanagy and Aden (Penny) Mast, both of Shreve, Biena (Malva) Weaver, Edna (Eli) Yoder and Roy (Mae) Mast, all of Holmesville; 54 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Roman and Dan Schrock, both of Millersburg and Alvin Schrock of Dundee; and a sister, Biena (Abe) Schlabach of Millersburg. 

Helen Hartzler
RITTMAN -- Helen C. Hartzler, 86, 10680 Steiner Road, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Apostolic Christian Home. Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Smithville Apostolic Christian Church. Burial will be at the Apostolic Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman 44270. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Dean (Martha) Marty of Creston and Mrs. Earl (Sue) Nickles of Orrville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Herman Dockus of Wadsworth, Robert and Leonard Dockus, both of Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, Martha Lott of Rittman. 

Shannon Hoover
ORRVILLE -- Shannon Nicole Hoover, 21-month-old daughter of Roger and Brenda (Neuenschwander) Hoover, 571 Kidron Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church near Rittman, with Marvin Good and David Horst officiating. Burial will be at Maple Hill Church Cemetery near Rittman. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Mennonite School, 15723 Hackett Road, Kidron. Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Memorial contributions may be made to Ghana Missions, 13220 Green Beaver Road, Salem 44460. Surviving in addition to her parents are sisters, Monica and Diane and brothers, Eric and Brendon, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Esther Neuenschwander of Kidron; paternal grandparents, Marion and Wilma Hoover of Shiloh; and maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Good of Dalton. 

Carl Lake
HOWARD -- Carl E. Lake, 75, of Howard, formerly of Mount Eaton and Orrville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at his residence after an extended illness. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, with the Rev. Paul Wysocki officiating. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Canton. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, James (Bonnie) Lake of Mount Vernon, Scot (Debbie) Lake of Shreve and Kathryn (Gary); 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Rinehart of Fairview, W.Va., and Phyllis Martin of Cleveland; and a brother, James Lake of Fairmont, W.Va. 

Donald White
DOYLESTOWN -- Donald F. White, 70 of Doylestown, died Friday, Nov. 20, in Kissimmee, Fla. Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Stephen Kummernuss officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Paul (Louise) White of Vienna, Va., and Joan (Tom) Davis of Twinsburg; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles G. White of Hollywood Beach, Md.; and a sister, Anna Mae Lynch of California. 

Richard Ash Sr.
WOOSTER -- Richard D. Ash Sr., 77, 1679 Westwood Circle, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 25, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. James Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Fredericksburg Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Dennis (Julie) Ash of Columbus and Charlotte Ash of Canton; grandchildren, Elliott and Ryan Ash, both of Columbus; a brother, Ned Ash of Apple Creek; and sisters, Mrs. Quentin (Gloria) Welty of Wooster, Mrs. Larry (Beverly) Walter of Florida, and Mrs. Jack (Cheryl) Ferrell of Cape Cod, Mass. 

Robert Murray
WOOSTER -- Robert D. Murray, 72, of 1036 Douglas Dr., died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Wooster Community Hospital. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691, or to St. Mary Church, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691. Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home. He was born April 26, 1926 in Danville, Ill. to Samuel and Genevieve (Jenkins) Murray and married Geraldine Gaudish. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, David of Honokaa, Hawaii; and a brother, Thomas Murray of Sacramento, Calif. 

William 'Bill' Snader
WOOSTER -- William S. "Bill" Snader, 69, of 9198 Friendsville Road, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at his home surrounded by his wife and family. He was a true hero. Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Canaan Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Thoms officiating. Burial will be at Canaan Lutheran Church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by Murray Funeral Home, Creston. He was born Jan 20, 1929 in Akron to Roy and Mary J. (Reiniger) Snader and on July 28, 1956 he married Mary K. Hudson. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Rick Allen Snader of the home, David and Judy Snader of West Salem, Robert and Kim Snader, Matthew and Shelly Snader, and Christopher and Lora Snader, all of Wooster; six grandchildren; a brother, Richard Snader of Fairlawn; a sister, Lois Hatcher of Dayton; and nieces and nephews. 

George Lehman
KETTERING -- George W. Lehman, 84, of Kettering since 1943, and formerly of Apple Creek, died Monday, Nov. 23. Memorial services were Friday at David's United Church of Christ with Rev. William Youngkin officiating. Burial was at David's Mausoleum. Arrangements were handled by Routsong Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to South Community Family YMCA, 4545 Marshall Road, Kettering 45429 or to David's United Church of Christ, 170 W David Road, Kettering 45429. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Antoinette; a son, George Dwight Lehman of New Orleans; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann. L. and Robert Fraile of Grand Blanc, Mich.; five granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Mildred L. Swanger of Willoughby; a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law. 

Ella Ryan
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Ella R. Ryan, 88, of Sarasota, Fla. since 1962, and formerly from Wooster, died Wednesday, Nov. 25. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Bayshore Mennonite Church. Burial will be at Sarasota Memorial Park. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla., and Monday from 1-2 p.m. at Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota. Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Board of Missions, P.O. Box 370, Elkhart, Ind. 47515. She was born Nov. 8, 1910 in Haggerstown, Md. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, some from the Wooster area; a grand-niece and a cousin. 

Paul Graber Jr.
DALTON -- Paul Graber, Jr., 68, of Dalton, died Friday, Nov. 27, at his home. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Apostolic Lighthouse Tabernacle Church with Rev. Harold Strange officiating. Burial will be at Dalton Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton, and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, 3120 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, 44646. He was born April 6, 1930 in Orrville to Paul and Bernice (Fuller) Graber, Sr. and he married Esther Shisler on Jan. 7, 1956. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Joann Graber of Dalton, and a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Thomas Strange of Dalton; six grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Volney "V.L." Yungen of Orrville; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ann Graber of Orlando, Fla.

Esther Conkle
BALTIC -- Esther Conkle, 87, 129 S. Butler St., died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Walnut Hills Retirement Home, Walnut Creek, after a brief illness. She had been a resident there since July 1998. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Baltic, with the Rev. W. Eric Walch officiating. Burial will be at Coshocton Memory Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. She was born March 14, 1911 in Coshocton County to Edward and Mary (Schlegel) Ames and married Roy Conkle. He died Nov. 9, 1990. Surviving are a son, Harold (Audrey) Conkle of Sugarcreek; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Dale and Jim Ames, both of Fresno; and a sister, Virginia (Carl) Davis of Newcomerstown.

Richard Ash Sr.
WOOSTER -- Richard D. Ash Sr., 77, 1679 Westwood Circle, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 25, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. James Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Fredericksburg Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. He was born Dec. 21, 1920 in Magnolia to Russell Dewey and Charlotte (Waid) Ash and married Thelma Briselden on Nov. 6, 1942. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Gary (Julie) Ash of Columbus and Charlotte Ash of Canton; grandchildren, Elliott and Ryan Ash, both of Columbus; a brother, Ned Ash of Apple Creek; and sisters, Mrs. Quentin (Gloria) Welty of Wooster, Mrs. Larry (Beverly) Walter of Florida, and Mrs. Jack (Cheryl) Ferrell of Cape Cod, Mass.

Genevieve Johnson
MARSHALLVILLE -- Genevieve L. Johnson, 76, of Marshallville, died Friday, Nov. 27, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Canal Fulton, with Norman Maynard officiating. Burial will be at Clinton Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are children, Robin Weekley of Wooster and Donald E. Johnson of Marshallville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Crothers of Newark, Thelma Spurr of Xenia and Wilma Dangelo of Canal Fulton; and brothers, Lawrence Pratt of Newark and William Pratt Jr. of North Lawrence.

Wilma Burkholder
WOOSTER -- Wilma I. Burkholder, 83, of Harvey Drive in Wooster, formerly of Marshallville, died Friday, Nov. 27, at Smithville-Western Care Center, after a long illness. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville, with the Revs. Dennis Schmidt and Norma Duerksen officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are children, Garold (Denna) Burkholder of Peking, Ill., Keith (Carolyn) Burkholder of Pickeringtown, Gaylon (Denise) Burkholder of Houston, and Melanie (Steve) Staley of Wheelersburg; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlene Bluhm of Euclid; and a brother, Dale Hackett of Apple Creek.

Donald Pritchett
WOOSTER -- Donald Pritchett, 67, 556 Bloomington, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, 1998, at his home. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. at Brownhelm Cemetery near Vermilion. Friends may call Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a memorial Elks Lodge service will be held at 5:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Dennis Pritchett of West Salem and Tami (Jim) Wirth of Wooster; brothers, Ed (Mercie) Pritchett, Dale (Dee) Pritchett and Bob (Judy) Pritchett, all of Amherst, Lee (Gloria) Pritchett of Minnesota; a sister, Sara Roggen of Florida; and a half-brother, Jim (Sharon) Carp of Wyoming.

Irene Yoder
MILLERSBURG -- Irene A. Yoder, 67, 4525 Township Road 271, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, following a sudden illness. Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Gospel Haven Church, Benton, with Tim Miller officiating. Burial will be at Zion Conservative Church Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Gospel Haven Church. Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Fairplay Wilderness Boys Camp School, 347 Wilderness Trail, Westminster, S.C. 29693. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Miriam (Marion) Hershberger of Holmesville, Eileen (Myron) Stutzman of Millersburg, Twila (Tim) Burkholder of Middleburg, Pa., Steve (Ellen) Yoder of Holmesville and Marlin (Vicki) Yoder of Holmesville; 19 grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Susie) Schlabach of Heredia, Costa Rica, Alvin (Ada) Schlabach of Hartville and Abner (Virginia) Schlabach of Perkasie, Pa., presently serving in London, England; sisters, Martha Coblentz of Laredo, Texas, and Mary Ellen (George) Bear of Sugarcreek; and a sister-in-law, Fannie Mae Schlabach of Kidron.


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