Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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Peggy Cochran
ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Peggy Lee Cochran, 68, of Pine Lane Street, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at her home. She was the mother of Barry and wife, Janice Cochran of Wooster. Memorial services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church in St. Clairsville, with the Rev. Wayne Ickes and Lou Williams officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Beck Funeral Home, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur James Cancer Research Center of Ohio State University; or East Richland Evangelical Friends Church in St. Clairsville. She was born Nov. 25, 1930 in St. Clairsville to Martin E. and Stella (Trigg) Craig and married William E. Cochran. He survives. Surviving in addition to her son and husband, are three other children, Bryan and wife, Diane Cochran, Brent and wife, Marsha Cochran and Belinda Shaw, all of Columbus; eight grandchildren; and sisters, Marceline Swartz, Betty Linn Hanlon and Gerry Beck, all of St. Clairsville. 

Paul Klann
WEST SALEM -- Paul W. Klann, 36, of West Salem, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at his home. Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem, with the Rev. Carl Uhler officiating. Burial will be at West Salem Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwestern Middle School, 7569 N. Elyria Road, West Salem 44287, for the field trip to Washington, D.C. He was born Feb. 24, 1962 in Beaver Falls, Pa., to Jack and Shirley (Withers) Klann and married Linda Sklenka on July 12, 1986. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kolleen Klann and stepdaughters, Jenny and Libby Duncan, all of the home; brothers, Jack Klann of Lodi and Neal Klann of West Salem; and sisters, Deborah Garnes of Wooster and Donna Klann of Massillon. 

Marie Klawer
DOYLESTOWN -- Marie Klawer, age 81, entered eternal rest on Jan. 21, 1999, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, after a courageous battle with the effects of cancer and stroke. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and her Catholic faith. She was born on Sept. 14, 1917 to William and Otilia (Teufel) Pogel and married Elmer Klawer on Sept. 28, 1935 He survives. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Elmer Klawer; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Worth "Bud" Graham Jr. of Doylestown ; grandsons, Ben (Dawn) Graham, III of Wooster; Brian (Emily) Graham of Akron; great-grandson, Worth "B.J." Graham, IV; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Doylestown with the Father David McCarthy, celebrant. Burial will be at Evergreen Lawn in Akron, New York. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Rosary will be Sunday at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. 

Herbert Ramsier
WOOSTER -- Herbert W. Ramsier, 84, 6532 Canaan Center Road, died Friday, Jan. 22, at Smithville Western Care Center. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be at Canaan Township Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. He was born Sept. 21, 1914 in New Martinsville, W.Va. to Samuel and Ida (Nolan) Ramsier and married Marie Ganyard in 1936. She died on Nov. 19, 1974. He then married Leona M. White on Nov. 2, 1976. She survives. Surviving in addition to his second wife, are children Mike and Stanley, both of West Salem, Douglas of Louisiana, and Elizabeth Hanes of Lodi; stepchildren, Lillian Lambert of Massillon, Helen Lambert of Canton, Lois Weaver of Wooster, Ralph White of Maryland, Bonnie Hedrick of West Virginia, and Carl White of Medina; 12 grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; and half-sisters, Alberta Johnson of Wadsworth and Charlotte Bowman of Wooster. 

Albina Meyers
DOYLESTOWN -- Albina F. Meyers, 80, of Doylestown, died Saturday, Jan. 23. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Doylestown with the Rev. David McCarthy officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Rosary will be Monday at 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333. She married Edward W. Meyers Sr. on May 5, 1937. He survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Patricia (George) Jones of Uniontown, Linda (Budd) Thompson of Springboro; three sons, Edward W. (Mary) Meyers Jr. of Barberton, Joseph (Peggy) Meyers of North Lawrence, and Jeffrey Meyers of Doylestown; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two brothers, Jack Manning of Pennsylvania, Cecil (Joan) Manning of California.

Arlie Rollins
ORRVILLE -- Arlie H. Rollins, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville. She was formerly of Knoxville, Tenn. Memorial services will be Sunday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Orrville, during the worship service. The Rev. Barbara Morrison will officiate. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 14, at Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn. Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1830 W. Market St., Orrville 44667. She married James D. Rollins on Oct. 15, 1942 in Greenville, S.C. He died Aug. 25, 1966. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Clarendia and Stephen Brown of Orrville, and Sandra and Donald Asbury of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sarah Asbury of Cookeville, Tenn., and David L. Asbury, serving in the U.S. Army; and sisters, Cora and Nola Henderson and Ruby Rumfelt, all of Belmont, N.C.

Vince Beck
WOOSTER -- Vince F. W. Beck, 62, of Wooster, died Friday, Jan. 22, at his residence. Service of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens where military rites will be observed. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. He married Sharon Woodruff on April 16, 1966. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Mark and Keith Beck, both of Wooster; five grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas P., Joseph A. and John J. Beck, all of Wooster and two sisters, Margaret Clark of Springfield and Ann Portwood of Richfield.

Lawrence Bolte
WOOSTER -- Lawrence Bolte, 83, 5100 Ely Road, died Thursday morning, Jan. 21, at Valley View Rehabilitation Center in Akron, following a long illness. Graveside services will be Monday at 2:45 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery in Wooster. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Custer Funeral Home. Surviving is a sister, Lucile McBride of Cuyahoga Falls.

Evelyn Malcuit
ORRVILLE -- Evelyn I. Malcuit, 74, 5728 N. Crownhill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for four months. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville with the Rev. Gary Pettyjohn officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. There will be no calling hours. She married Frank T. Malcuit in 1946. He died May 30, 1980. Surviving are a son, Terry F. Malcuit of Orrville; grandchildren, Christopher F. Malcuit and Holly Malcuit; great-grandson, Franklin Paul Malcuit and five brothers, Clarence Howell of Jerusalem, John and George Howell, both of Orrville, Jack Howell of Wooster and Vernon Howell of Apple Creek.

Gale Farner
WADSWORTH -- Gale W. Farner, 79, of Wadsworth, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Akron General Medical Center. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth with the Rev. James L. Singleton officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rhonda Farner of Wadsworth; a granddaughter, Kimberly (Mrs. Damon) Wells of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Edna June Markley and Marie (Mrs. Walter) Markley, both of Wadsworth; sisters-in-law, Doris (Mrs. Herb) Wentink of Bath, Irene Farner of Wadsworth, Alvina Myers of Akron and several nieces and nephews. 

Clifford Snell
RITTMAN -- Clifford P. Snell, 76, of Hatfield Road, died Saturday, Jan. 23, at the home of his son near Sterling. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Doug Sparks officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a son, Jim (Kim) Snell of Sterling and a brother, Adelbert Snell of Rittman. 

Atlee Kauffman
FREDERICKSBURG -- Atlee B. Kauffman, 78, 10458 Salt Creek Road, died Sunday, Jan. 24, at his home, after an extended illness. Services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Nelson D. Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Hershberger Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Wayne County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. He was born Jan. 24, 1921 in Holmes County to Benjamin D. and Mattie (Miller) Kauffman and married Fannie L. Weaver on March 15, 1951. She survives. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Jonas J. (Katie) Miller of Fredericksburg, Mrs. David H. (Mary) Miller, Amanda Weaver, Mattie, and Ida Kauffman, all of the home; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, David and Joe Kauffman, both of Florida and Ben Kauffman of Fredericksburg; and sisters, Mrs. Nelson (Mattie) Troyer of Fredericksburg, Mary Troyer of Apple Creek and Mrs. Andy (Edna) Yoder of Nova. 

Warren Goodman
NAVARRE, Fla. -- Warren T. Goodman, 62, 8798 Turkey Bluff Road, died Friday morning, Jan. 22, 1999, at his residence in Florida, after a long illness. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Mike McFarren officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Wayne County Branch, in care of Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691. He was born April 11, 1936 in Wooster to William and Lillian (Gerberich) Goodman and married Elizabeth M. Greenawalt on Sept. 20, 1956 in Wooster. She survives. Surviving in addition to his beloved wife are children, William A. Goodman of West Newton, Pa., Eric D. Goodman of Addison, Ala., and Nancy G. and husband, Corey Moragas of Slidell, La.; grandchildren, Katrina, Monique, Kyle, Taylor and Bailey; a brother, John W. Goodman of Beach City; sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Alverda) Feeman of Orrville and Mrs. Dallas (Clarissa) Boyd of Massillon; a dearest mother-in-law, Ruth A. Greenawalt of Navarre, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. 

Charles Varns
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Charles Frank Varns, 53, of Bradenton, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 23. He was the cousin of Donald Varns of Wooster. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Bradenton, Fla., where friends may call two hours prior to the services. Burial will be in Bradenton, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, Bradenton, Fla. Surviving in addition to his cousin, is his wife, Jill Varns of Bradenton, Fla. 

Melvin Gruver
WEST SALEM -- Melvin E. Gruver, 77, of West Salem, died Monday, Jan. 25, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem, where military rites will be conducted by James Stevenson Post 499 of West Salem. The Rev. Robert Holmes will officiate. Burial will be at Hazzard Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Town & Country Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 175, West Salem 44287; or to Polk Rescue Squad, 200 E. Congress St., Polk 44866. He was born June 26, 1921 in River Styx to Charles and Arlene (Everhard) Gruver and married Betty Simmons on June 26, 1949. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are children and their spouses, Melissa and Jeff Clemens of Mansfield and Bruce and Kate Gruver of West Salem; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

Clarence Dowdy Sr.
WEST SALEM -- Clarence R. Dowdy Sr., 57, of West Salem, died Monday, Jan. 25, in Polk. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Collins-Slater Funeral Home in Switzer, W.Va., where friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Local calling hours are Wednesday from noon-2 p.m. at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Those who wish may make contributions to Matteson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 314, West Salem 44287, to help defray funeral expenses. He was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Logan, W.Va., to Clarence and Genieve (Rawlins) Dowdy and married Charlotte Adams on June 10, 1967. Surviving in addition to his wife are children and their spouses, Clarence Ray and Anell Dowdy Jr. of North Carolina, Stephen and Lori Dowdy of Sterling, Cheri Dowdy and Natalie Kiemschies, both of Lodi and Celena and Jose Torres of Spencer; six grandchildren; his mother, Genieve Blevins of West Virginia; sisters, Jackie Godwin, Prisilla Frye, Threasa Belcher, Nancy Burgess and Cherry Sue Blevins, all of West Virginia; and brothers, Virgil Dowdy of North Carolina, Miles and Edward Dowdy and James Blevins, all of West Virginia. 

Grace Lutz
AKRON -- Grace E. Lutz, 78, of Akron, died Saturday, Jan. 23, at Akron General Medical Center. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., Akron. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 6-8 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Surviving are children, Ralph and wife, Kimberly Lutz of Akron and Sandra Lutz of Columbus; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Robert C. Lutz, died in 1973. 

The Rev. Glenn Rettig
NEWARK -- The Rev. Glenn H. Rettig, 74, of Newark, died Monday, Jan. 25, at Arlington Nursing Home. He was the father of Tim and wife, Chris Rettig and Dan and wife, Cherrie Rettig, all of Wooster. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Newark, with the Rev. Pam Webb officiating. Graveside services will be Thursday at noon at St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Holgate. Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. Twenty-First St., Newark, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ in Newark; or to a charity of the donor's choice. He was born April 12, 1924 in Henry County to Carl A. and Mabel R. (Snyder) Rettig and was married to Ruth (Imhof) for more than 50 years. She survives. Surviving in addition to his sons and wife are three other children, Art and wife, Debra Rettig of Atwood, Ill., Judith and husband, Jerry Goodman of Newark and Beth and husband, David Gobels of North Olmsted; 18 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Arlene Willford of Hayden Lake, Idaho. 

Vesta Buxton
BELLEFONTAINE -- Vesta Martha (Kelley) Buxton, 90, a resident of Heartland of Bellefontaine, formerly of Wooster, died Sunday, Jan. 24. Graveside services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Huntsville Cemetery, with the Rev. David Brower officiating. A Requiem Eucharist will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Sidney. A vigil service will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. She was born Feb. 14, 1908 in East Palestine to Ulysses S. Grant and Mary (Moore) Kelley and married the Rev. Eugene H. Buxton on June 29, 1927 in Cumberland, W.Va. He died Sept. 3, 1990. Surviving is a son, the Rev. E. Harvey Buxton of Huntsville. 

Mae Heller
RUSHVILLE, Ind. -- Mae Jean Heller, 84, of Rushville, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 25. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Sherman Church of Christ in Norton, with the Rev. Ira J. Brandon officiating. Burial will be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Sherman Church of Christ, 4041 Johnson Road, Norton 44203. She was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Indiana County, Pa., to Ira and Katherine (Hawkins) Brandon and married Russell Heller on Dec. 31, 1935. He died previously. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Jeannetta Heller of White Mills, Ky., Donald and Helen Heller of Rushville, Ind., and Bruce and Dorothy Heller of Nicolasville, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ira J. Brandon of Columbus; and a sister, Arlene Weaver of Doylestown. 

Jane Joyce
STERLING -- Jane Joyce, 96, formerly of Sterling, died Monday, Jan. 25, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. Fay A. Botten officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sterling. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster 44691. She was born Feb. 28, 1902 in Milton Township to Joseph and Mary (Pape) Woyat and married Harley Joyce. He died Sept. 11, 1978. Surviving are a son, Carl and wife, Jinny Joyce of Surprise, Ariz; and two grandchildren. 

Bernice Drayer
WOOSTER -- Bernice M. Drayer, 61, 1651 Saunders Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Wooster Community Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Wooster. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. She was born June 24, 1937 in Port-Au-Port, New Foundland, Canada, to Andrew and Bertina (Gillis) McIsaac and married Ralph E. Drayer on Sept. 14, 1956. He survives. Surviving in addition to her husband, are sons and their wives, Steven and Kimberly Drayer of Clarkston, Mich., Loel and Teresa Drayer of Wooster and David and Amy Drayer of Bellingham, Wash.; grandchildren, Lauren and Dillon Drayer; her mother of Port-Au-Port, New Foundland, Canada; and brothers and sisters, Ignatius and James McIsaac and Marilyn McIsaac, all of Port-Au-Port, New Foundland, Canada, Camila DeHart of Highwayview, Ky., Brendan McIsaac of Toronto, Canada, Joseph and Ivan McIsaac, both of Stephenville, New Foundland, Canada, Meriva Tammet of Aurora, Ontario, Canada, Joan Houghton of Fall River, Nova Scotia, Wade McIsaac of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marion Gale of Beaver Creek, Maria Houghton of Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, and Eldred Hynes of Alberta, Canada. 

Alvin Best Sr.
CRESTON -- Alvin E. Best Sr., 81, of Cherokee Lane, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Glendora Health Care Center, after a period of declining health. Private family services will be held. Burial of the cremains will be in Dravosburg, Pa. Arrangements were handled by Murray Funeral Home in Creston. He was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Duquesne, Pa., to James and Hettie (Letson) Best and married Gladys M. Andrews on June 23, 1956. She died June 30, 1994. Surviving are children, Deana L. Wuenschel and Daniel W. Best, both of Pittsburgh, Alvin E. Best Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joseph R. Best of Dravosburg, Pa.; stepchildren, Dorothy Scott of Farmington Hills, Mich., Donald Andrews of Livonia, Mich., and Dennis Andrews of Monrovia, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, John and sisters, Ethel and Bertha, all of Florida. 

Ida Stout
DANVILLE -- Ida Ellen (Winger) Stout, 90, 28530 Jelloway Road 42, Danville, formerly of Wayne County, died Monday, Jan. 11, at Mount Vernon Hospital, after a long illness. Cremation was been handled by Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. She was born Nov. 18, 1908 in Trumbull County to Frederick and Jennie Mae (Abbott) Winger and married John S. Stout on March 9, 1939. He died Sept. 5, 1976. Surviving are sisters, Dorothy Hiller and Mrs. Lawrence (Florence) Pinski, both of Ashland; many nieces and nephews; and several relatives in the Wooster area. 

Alma Kauffman
MOUNT EATON -- Alma Kauffman, 88, of Mount Eaton, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon, after a period of declining health. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Mennonite Church near Mount Eaton, with the Revs. Wayne Yutzy and Abe Schlabach officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, or one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Chapel Mennonite Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 222, Mount Eaton 44659. She was born Oct. 31, 1910, in Holmes County to Steve S. and Mary (Weaver) Miller and married Henry B. Kauffman on Jan. 31, 1935. He died April 13, 1991. Surviving are children, Mrs. Ivan (Mary) Schrock of Berlin, Mrs. Atlee (Mattie) Hochstetler of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Nevin (Edna) Hershberger and Roy Kauffman, both of Mount Eaton, Paul Kauffman of Plain City, Steve Kauffman of American Falls, Idaho, David Kauffman of Garden City, Mo., Dennis Kauffman of Lancaster, Pa., and Mark Kauffman of Jacksonville, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mose (Anna) Yutzy of Millersburg, Edna Mullet of Benton and Iva Miller of Apple Creek; and brothers, Jacob S. Miller of Orrville and Roman S. Miller of Dundee. 

Barbara Fairbanks
LOUDONVILLE -- Barbara Ann Fairbanks, 73, formerly of South Mount Vernon Avenue, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Colonial Manor Health Care, after a long illness. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Loudonville Cemetery, with the Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating. There will be no calling hours. Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activity Fund at Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville. Surviving are children, Michael Fairbanks of Mansfield, Sandra and husband, Nicholas Childs of Loudonville and Donna and husband, Daniel Brandyberry of Marietta; six grandchildren; and a sister, Blanche Riggins of Miami, Fla. 

Mark Yoder
SUGARCREEK -- Mark A. Yoder, 21, of Sugarcreek, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Akron City Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Services will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Maranatha Fellowship Church in Sugarcreek, with Wayne Weaver officiating. Burial will be at Crossroads Mission Church Cemetery. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 5-9 at Maranatha Fellowship Church in Millersburg. Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. He was born Oct. 20, 1977 in Holmes County to Abe M. and Susan (Miller) Yoder and married Rhonda M. Troyer on Aug. 8, 1998. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife, are his parents of Sugarcreek; brothers, Andy A., Robert A., Mose A., Ray A. and Noah A. Yoder, all of Sugarcreek; and grandparents, Clara Miller of Sugarcreek and Mose and Lizzie Yoder of Baltic. 

Victoria Guzzo
CANTON -- Victoria (Dima) Guzzo, 83, who had made her home with her son and daughter-in-law in Canton, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, 1999, at Hanover House, after an extended illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be sung Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Canton, with the Rev. Father Thomas Dyer as celebrant and her son, Father M. Raphael Joseph Guzzo, FBA, assisting with the Mass. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Rossi Funeral Home, 730 30th St., NW, Canton, with the Holy Rosary Service being led by Father M. Raphael Joseph Guzzo, with the Miraculous Medal Sodality at 7 p.m. A Traditional Roman Catholic Latin Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Queen of Angels Monastery, 245 N. Buckeye St., Wooster. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Father M. Raphael Joseph Guzzo, stationed at the Queen of Angels Monastery in Wooster, Frank and Beverly Guzzo of North Canton and Charles and Evelyn Guzzo of Canton, with whom she had made her home; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Donald Kennedy of Canton and Mary and Richard Lockard of North Canton; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Antoinette Chirillo, and a brother, Joseph Dima, both of Canton. Her husband, Frank Guzzo, died Nov. 13, 1986. 

Shirley Jensen
ORRVILLE -- Shirley Jensen, 63, 240 N. Millborne Road, Lot 12 A, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at her home after a long illness. Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. O.J. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Those who wish may make contributions to Kidney Foundation of Wayne County, 5318 Tannerville Road, Orrville 44667; Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Apple Creek Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 208, Apple Creek 44606. She was born Nov. 3, 1935 in Wooster to Milo and Mary (Rhoades) Becker and married Marvin G. Jensen on March 4, 1952. He survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Gary Jensen of Holmesville and Michael and wife, Barb Jensen of West Lafayette; grandchildren, Matt Jensen of Holmesville and Chad Jensen of Crestline; and a brother, Richard and wife, Betty Jean Becker of Wooster. 

Mary Stutzman
APPLE CREEK -- Mary (Miller) Stutzman, 78, 9120 E. Moreland Road, died this morning, Jan. 29. Services will be Sunday at the residence, with Bishop Aden M. Troyer officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery, Salt Creek Township. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, is handling arrangements. She was born April 9, 1920 in Holmes County to Joe C.D. and Emma Miller, and married Dan E. Stutzman on Dec. 31, 1959. He survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are stepchildren, Mrs. Roy H. (Sarah) Miller of Big Prairie, Eli D. and Alfred D. Stutzman, both of Apple Creek and Melvin D. Stutzman of the home; 33 step-grandchildren; 44 step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Andy J.C., Neal J., Abe J.C., John J., Amman J. and Joe J. Miller, all of Fredericksburg; and sisters, Mrs. David L. (Sarah) Raber of Big Prairie, Mrs. John (Anna) Hershberger of Ashland, Mrs. Aden L. (Mattie) Yoder of Westby, Wis., Mrs. Roman J. (Ada) Yoder of Fredericksburg and Mrs. Roy J.D. (Emma) Miller of Apple Creek. 

Edward Hixon Sr.
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Edward L. Hixon Sr., 74, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Orrville, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, after a short illness. Memorial services and burial will be held Monday in Florida. Friends who wish may make contributions to Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, 5245 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, Fla., to help defray expenses. Surviving are a son; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. His wife, Martha Jean Hixon, died in June of 1995. 

Hazel Church
LODI -- Hazel L. Church, 72, of 669 Oak Court, died Thursday, Jan. 28, at Medina General Hospital, following a brief illness. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with the Rev. Michael Danielle officiating. Burial will be at Congress Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston 44217. She was born April 27, 1926 in Burbank to Henry F. and Stella Mae (Ginter) Lautzenheiser and married Albert Church, Jr. on Nov. 21, 1941. He died on May 28, 1968. Surviving are her children, Gary and Janice Church of Brewster, Donald and Susan Church and Hazel and Bruce Grier, all of Lodi, Joyce and Francis Bent of Danville, Ill., Vickie Bailey of Bellefontaine, Brenda and Charles Boughman and Eddie Church, all of Glenmont, and Sandra and Bill Bryant and Carl Church, all of Orrville; 41 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clayton Lautzenheiser of Wadsworth, Henry Lautzenheiser of Brewster, and a half-brother, Warren Church of Wadsworth; sisters, Evelyn Bishop of Lafayette, Goldie Everett of North Lawrence, and Mary Lou Cavendish of Creston; and a companion, Arthur "Ot" Church, with whom she made her home. 

Doris Snyder
WELLINGTON -- Doris L. Snyder, 84, of Wellington, died Friday, Jan. 29, at Smithville-Western Care Center in Wooster Township, following a long illness. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main, Wellington with the Rev. Philip Kunz officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wellington. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are her son, Robert W. Snyder of Wooster; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jayne Ruth Yoder of Wellington. 

Reva Dye
WOOSTER -- Reva Mae Dye, 75, formerly of Crestview Drive, died Friday, Jan. 29, at Wayne County Care Center. Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Pettyjohn officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. She was born Feb. 19, 1923 in Wooster to Russell and Mabel (Walter) Badger and married Robert L. Dye on July 19, 1948. He died in April 1996. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Sharon and Gary Oberly, Deena and Don Butcher, and Darnel and Don Hooley, all of Wooster, and Dennis and Sally Dye of Loudonville; grandchildren, Chad, Amber, and Angie Oberly, Jim and Stef Stake, Bobby, Lindsey and Sara Beth Dye, Scott, Deb and Tim Butcher, and Stacey, Tiffany and Courtney Hooley; great-grandchildren, Miranda and Rileigh Stake, and Courtney Butcher; a sister, Dorothy L. Drouhard of Wooster and a brother, Lloyd Badger of Wooster. 

George Evans
INDIANAPOLIS -- George Edward Evans, 47, of 1450 Lancashire Court, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at his home. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Wooster with the Rev. Evelyn Manzella officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville where military services will be held. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville. He was born Aug. 22, 1951 in Akron to Orphy B. and Marjorie (Knox) Evans and married Debra Siebert on Nov. 27, 1998. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, David Matthew and Bethany Evans, both of Wooster; stepchildren, Scott and Ashley Siebert, both of Carmel, Ind.; his mother, Marjorie Evans of Wooster; brothers, John and William Evans, both of Wooster, and David Evans of Cincinnati, and a sister, Joan Stanford of Wooster.

Ethel Speck
GLENMONT -- Ethel M. Speck, 90, of Glenmont, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, at the Holmes County Home, after an extended illness. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Killbuck, with the Rev. Jacob "Jake" Rupple officiating. There will be no calling hours. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. She was born Aug. 9, 1908 in Richland Township, Holmes County, to Linas and Abby (Roby) Mellor and married Ralph M. Speck. He died previously. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law. 

Lester Baker
CHATHAM -- Lester E. Baker, 67, of Chatham, died Friday, Jan. 29, at his home after a 10-month illness. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, with the Rev. Bernell Green officiating. Burial will be at Chatham Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. He was born May 10, 1931 in Logan, W.Va., to John and Vera (McClellan) Baker and married Kathy Burns. She survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Mrs. Richard (Tracy) VanAtta of Lodi, Mrs. Kenneth (Sharon) Lowery and Pamela Watts, both of Tennessee, Mrs. Dan (Debbie) Gammell of Chatham, Mrs. Glenn (Marvine) Miller of LaGrange, Ralph Smith of Spencer and Ira and wife, Linda Smith of Medina; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Meridith (Janet) Black of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Mrs. Ken (Carol) Putnam of Concord; and brothers, Russell and wife Lorena Baker of Clarksburg, W.Va., Wetzel Baker of Big Springs, W.Va., Charles and wife, Pauline Baker of Fayetteville, N.C., Cecil and wife Mary Jo Baker of Vinton and George and wife, Nancy Baker of Mentor. 

Stanley Dewey
ASHLAND -- Dr. Stanley E. Dewey, Professor Emeritus of Ashland University, died Saturday morning, Jan. 30, 1999, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Parish, with Father James Cassidy as celebrant. Burial will be at Ashland Cemetery, where full military services will be conducted by the Ashland County Joint Veterans Council. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Van Hove Funeral Home in Ashland, where the rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Surviving are his wife, Betty Ford Martin Dewey, whom he married March 1, 1984; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Tim Opatken of Bucyrus, a son, Stanley Michael Dewey and fiancee, Carolyn Beddow of Ashland and a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Owen and Julie Dewey of Windber, Pa.; grandchildren, Carolyn and Mark Dewey, Eric, Doug and Alyssa Opatken; a stepdaughter, Lauren Martin of Canberra, Australia, and stepsons, William Martin, Charles and wife, Nancy Martin and James and wife, Mary Martin, all of California, Sean and wife, Rosalind Martin of St. Louis, and Ron and wife, Darlene Martin of Poland; step-grandchildren, John, Joey, Devin, Ashley, Taylor, Hillary and Johnny Martin. His first wife, Dorothy (McCloskey) Dewey, died in 1981. 

Lillian Fair
WOOSTER -- Lillian R. Schultz Fair, 80, 2216 Melrose Drive, Lot 33, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, 1999, at Lake East Hospital in Painesville, after a short illness. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Dan Manley officiating. Private burial will be at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Twinsburg. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stanwood Community Church Memorial Fund, 14715 Stanwood St., SW, Navarre 44662. She was born May 15, 1918 in Curtain, W.Va., to Russell G. and Clara (Knicely) Hudkins and married Merrill W. Fair in 1960 in Navarre. He died previously. Surviving are children and their spouses, Charles E. "Chuck" and Cyndi Schultz of Worthington, G. Thomas and Patricia Schultz of Concord, Dannis R. "Dan" and Irma Bibler of Cerritos, Calif., Nancy and James Yoder of Bonanza, Ore., Patricia and Clark Lee Wilmoth of Anaheim, Calif., and Valena "Val" Emery of Corona, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur Scharf of Everett, Wash., and Carl Mick of Stanton, Calif.; and sisters, Ada Scharf-Floyd of Lancaster, Calif., and Louise Singley of Waynesboro, Miss. 

Robert Berg
DALTON -- Robert L. Berg, 71, of Dalton, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, after a brief illness. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Community Church in Dalton, with the Rev. Timothy Hull officiating. Burial will be at Dalton Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6-9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Community Church, 18600 Davis Road, Dalton 44618; or to the Boy Scouts of America. Robert L. Berg was born Jan. 12, 1928 in Dalton to Grover L. and Marietta (Schwartz) Berg and married W. Kathleen Fisher on June 15, 1947. She died Sept. 6, 1988. Surviving are children, Patrick and Robyn Holbert, Mark and Connie Berg and Mike Berg, all of Dalton; grandsons, Ryan and Seth Berg, Scott and wife, Susie Berg. He also leaves to mourn, a dear friend, Helen Hignight. 

Janet Reed
MILLERSBURG -- Janet T. Reed, 66, of Millersburg, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at her home. Private family services will be held, with the Rev. Tom McFarren officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Twinsburg. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Johnson Romito Funeral Home, 521 Broadway Ave., Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holmes County, Holmes County Health Department, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654. She was born May 5, 1932 in Bedford to Theodore B. and Gladys (Burkett) Thomas and married Rodney Reed. He died previously. Surviving are children and their spouses, Lisa and David Chmielewski of Millersburg and Brian H. and Barbara Reed of North Royalton; grandchildren, Evan T. Chmielewski, Bradley H. and Brenton T. Reed; her mother of Hudson; and sisters, Joan T. Beyer of Berea and Joyce T. Gardner of Twinsburg. 

Albert Warner
CRESTON -- Albert Owen Warner, 57, 11410 Canaan Center Road, died Saturday, Jan. 30, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with the Rev. Donald Kuntz officiating. Burial will be at Canaan Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends who wish may make contributions to the family in care of Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston 44217. Surviving are his fiancee, Roberta Jackson of the home; his mother of West Salem; brothers, Ronald Warner of Lodi, Terry Warner of West Salem and Timothy Warner of Chatham; and sisters and their spouses, Mary and Glenn Forbes, Linda and Thomas McAuliff and Karen and Tommy Peet, all of West Salem, Shirley Baisden of Sullivan, Hilda and Clifford Jerbis of Chatham, Betty and Fred Lugo of Glendale, Ariz., Charlotte and Ronald Hall and Darlene and Tony Smith, all of Lodi, Norma and Ken Middaugh of Fredericksburg and Teena and Arthur Whiton of Spencer.


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