Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Joseph Fagert
CRESTON -- Joseph W. Fagert, 82, of 13161 Cleveland Road, died Friday, July 31, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville, following a long illness. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with the Rev. Wesley Ball officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald C. and Judy Fagert of Wooster, a daughter, Clara Terry of Wooster, a stepson, Harold Richmond of Florida, and stepdaughters, Sharon Joy Wilson of Tallahassee, Fla., and Diane Williams of Creston; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Francis E. Fagert of Florida. 

Benjamin Greene
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Benjamin F. Greene, 87, formerly of Millersburg, died Wednesday, July 22, in the home where he was living in Bellingham, Wash. His two daughters, Sharon McCoy and Kris Wilcox were by his side. Survivors include his brother, Philip Stickney Greene of Redmond, N.Y., and Elizabeth Behme of Columbus; his daughters, Kristin Wilcox of Holly Springs, N.C., and Sharon McCoy of Bellingham, Wash.; and five grandsons, Scott, Matthew and Andrew Wilcox, and Jeremiah and Christopher McCoy. Memorials may be sent to the Wilderness Center, P.O. Box 202, Wilmot, OH 44689-0202. 

Clifford Sigler
BURBANK -- Clifford N. Sigler, 48, of 2316 W. Pleasant Home Road, died Friday, July 31, at home following a short illness. There will be no services. Cremation takes place on Monday. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home in Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to his parents of the home are four brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny G. (Eddy) Sigler, Rocky L. (Lisa) Sigler, Rusty L. (Hazel) Sigler and Ben W. (Amy) Sigler, all of Wooster, a sister, Jescena G. Sigler of the home; a special friend, Carol Williamson of Wooster; many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. 

Jalen Adkins
ORRVILLE -- Jalen Ray Adkins, infant son of Dwayne Ray Adkins and Stephanie Melia Williams of Orrville, died Thursday, July 30 in the emergency room at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, of complications from apparent natural causes. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Eaton Cemetery, with the Rev. Claude L. McComas officiating. There will be no calling hours. Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Joyce Cotton of Creston and Thomas Williams of Dalton; and paternal grandmother, Linda J. Adkins of Orrville. 

Florence Green
CRESTON -- Florence P. Green, 71, Navajo Drive, died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, at Medina General Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph B. and Kimberly Green of Burbank and Gary J. and Cherl Green of Wooster; two grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Earl T. and Barb Henninge of Euclid and nieces and nephews. 

Mabel Holmes
WEST SALEM -- Mabel O. Holmes, 82, of West Salem, died Saturday, Aug. 1, at Medina General Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem with the Rev. Martha Mathatas officiating. Burial will be at West Salem Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Johnathan Marsan Sr. of Ashland; two step-grandsons; a sister, Mildred Metcalf of Ashland and two brothers, Ralph and Elmer Steele, both of Homerville. 

Isaac Marsh
CRESTON -- Isaac Alexander Marsh, infant son of Michael and Laura (Fetzer) Marsh, 1417 E. Steiner Road, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 31, 1998, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Joe Overholt officiating. Burial will be at Canaan Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Surviving are his parents, brothers and sisters, Benjamin Marsh of Massillon, April Marsh of Dalton, Adam Marsh, Aaron Marsh and Lauren Marsh, all of the home; grandparents, Ronald and Chriss Fetzer of Wooster and Susan Yund of Wooster and great-grandmothers, Dorothy Morrison of Wooster and Hazel Weirick of Wooster. 

Jack Shakley
WEST SALEM -- Jack A. Shakley, 54, of West Salem, died Friday, July 31, from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem with the Rev. Roger Herman officiating. Burial will be at West Salem Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by James Stevenson American Legion Post 499 of West Salem. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son Bryan Shakley of West Salem; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and William Braman of Norton; a daughter, Nicole Shakley of West Salem; two grandchildren; his parents of West Salem and a sister, Joanne Hodkinson of Wooster. 

Marjean Trukovich
ASHLAND -- Marjean "Jean" Trukovich, 66, of Sherman Avenue, died Friday, July 31, at her residence. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Heyl Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. John McCourt officiating. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lon Coleman of Westerville, Pam and Bud Rogers of West Salem and Deanne and Jim Burns, all of Ashland; a daughter, Becky Drugan of Ashland; a son, Ronald Trukovich of Ashland; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Randall Maycumber of Florida and Richard Maycumber of California. 

Hazel Crowl
MALVERN -- Hazel Crowl, 81, of Malvern, died Thursday, July 30, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, following a long illness. She was the sister of Rob White and Buna Ennis, both of Wooster. Services were held today (Monday) at 11 a.m. at Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home in Malvern. The Rev. A. Wallace Anderson officiated. Burial was at Bethlehem Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her brother and sister are two sons, Dallas (Velda) Daugherty of Muskogee, Okla. and Jerry (Joyce) Crowl of Malvern; a daughter, Ruth (Cecil) Lillie of Canton; two stepsons, Robert Crowl of Malvern and Don Crowl of California; a stepdaughter, Joy Kay Moore of Canal Fulton; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

James Holden
WOOSTER -- James D. Holden, 66, 6914 Nonpariel Road, died Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a long illness. There will be no services or calling hours. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled by Custer Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Guy and Monte Holden, both of Tallahassee, Fla. and Donald Miller of Wooster; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Carns and Jackie Sweet, both of Arizona and two brothers, Tommy Holden of Salida, Colo. and Larry Holden of Bakersfield, Calif. 

Cecil Summers Sr.
WOOSTER -- Cecil L. Summers Sr., 64, 7212 Millersburg Road, died Saturday, Aug. 1, at Akron City Hospital Intensive Care Unit, from injuries sustained in a mobile home collapse. Services will be Wednesday at noon at Custer Funeral Home with the Rev. William H. Valentine officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil L. and Iola M. Summers Jr. of Shreve and Alan L. and Bonnie L. Summers of Fredericksburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda K. and Jeffrey A. Burkett of Norwalk, Mary A. and Frank J. Kruta of Fredericksburg, April and Sonny Kinney of Fremont; a daughter, Lisa J. Royer of Dalton; 14 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Paul R. and Tincey Summers of Norwalk and his fiancee, Donna Hinkle of Wooster. 

Robert Guthrie Jr.
HENDERSON, Nev. -- Robert H. Guthrie Jr., 68, Henderson, Nev., died Friday, July 31, after a long illness. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Canton. Surviving in addition to his mother and wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Armin (Karen Sue) Zertor of California; a son, David of Canton; a sister, Annabelle Vergon of Henderson, Nev.; brothers George E. Guthrie of Canton, and Gordon and Gary of Millersburg, James of Coshocton and Thomas and John of Wooster. 

Carl Schindler
RITTMAN -- Carl L. "Dutch" Schindler, 79, 348 Decourcey Road, died Sunday, August 2, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Ron Heasley officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44302. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Stoll of Marshallville and Mrs. James (Frances) Breece of Rittman; grandchildren, Diana and Donald Stoll Jr. and Michele and Stephanie Breece; great-grandson, Tyler Stoll and a sister, Loretta Marty of Ashland. 

Orville Graham
WOOSTER -- Orville G. "Bud" Graham, 87, 2431 Long Road, died Monday morning, Aug. 3, 1998, at his home. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Randall Gehres officiating. Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Surviving are his wife, Luella Bernice (Lallathin) Graham, whom he married April 12, 1930; a daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Mary Lou) Bupp of Orrville; a grandson, David Bupp of Orrville; a granddaughter, Linda McHenry of Orrville and five great-grandchildren. 

Mary Stoll
MARSHALLVILLE -- Mary L. Stoll, 82, 31 E. Church St., died Monday evening, Aug. 3, at her home. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gresser Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Butcher officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Marshallville. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Marshallville Historical Society, Marshallville 44645. Surviving are daughter and spouse, Janice and Bud Maxwell of Marshallville; sons and spouses, Rich and Jo Stoll, Don and Nancy Stoll and Larry and Pat Stoll, all of Marshallville; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Tasseff, Norma Jean Reed and Virginia Dominick, all of Massillon and Dorothy Fisher of Leavenworth, Ind. and a brother, Paul Reed of Orrville. 

Evelyn Rock
AKRON -- Evelyn Forrer Rock, 87, of Akron and formerly of Rittman, died Thursday, July 30 at Manor Care, Akron, following a period of declining health. Memorial service was held Monday at Prentice Funeral Home in Akron. The Rev. Howard D. Powell officiated. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. 

Karl Rickett
WOOSTER -- Karl R. Rickett, 79, 1080-14 Country Club Drive, died early this morning, (Wednesday) Aug. 5, 1998, at Westview Manor Nursing Home. Memorial services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Wayne Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Meyer officiating. Private interment will be at Wayne Presbyterian Church Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Westview Manor Auxiliary, 1715 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691 or to the Wayne Presbyterian Church Youth Group, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691 in his memory. Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. Surviving are his wife, Elsie McCauley Rickett, whom he married Sept. 10, 1938; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Cathy Rickett of Rockville, Ind., Ned and Pauline Rickett of Wooster and Don and Pat Rickett of New Palestine, Ind.; grandchildren, Connie French, Karl Rickett, Michael Rickett, Sonia Leighty, Todd Rickett, Cora Bernhardt and Jennifer Rickett and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Russell Dayton Sr.
BARBERTON -- Russell P. Dayton Sr., 74, of Barberton, died Wednesday, Aug. 5. Graveside service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Fairmont, W.Va. with the Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church next to the cemetery in Fairmont, W.Va. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons Russell P. Dayton Jr. of Morgantown, W.Va. and Russell E. Dayton of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Denzil, Bill and Burl Dayton, all of Fairmont, W.Va. and a sister, Gladys Stemple of Wadsworth. 

Clara Dennis
LOUDONVILLE -- Clara L. Dennis, 85, formerly of West Loudon Avenue, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, after a long illness. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville with the Rev. David M. Baynes officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Surviving are a son, Don Dennis of Ashland; a daughter, Ruby Dennis of Loudonville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Myron Kirkpatrick
WEST SALEM -- Myron M. Kirkpatrick, 85, of West Salem, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem with the Rev. Martha Mathatas officiating. Burial will be at West Salem Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Surviving are his wife, Juanita (Travis) Kirkpatrick, to whom he was married for over 60 years; two sons and daughters-in-laws, Stanley and Sue Kirkpatrick of West Salem and Jerry and Mary Kirkpatrick of Loudonville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Paul Lemon and Ann and Ellsworth Hines, all of West Salem; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a sister, Madoline Travis of Maryland. 

Arlene Hanzie
RITTMAN -- Arlene B. Hanzie, 84, 155 E. Sunset Drive, and formerly of Creston, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, following a period of declining health. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with the Rev. Robert Moeller officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sterling. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wayne County Branch, in care of Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691 or American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691. Surviving are three daughters, Carole (Bill) Hardgrove of Rittman, Helen (Tom) Snyder of Creston and Jeanne (Ken) Glessner of Sterling; two sons, Donald (Phyllis) Hanzie of Creston and Gerald (Karen) Hanzie of North Canton; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Emmett Austen
WOOSTER -- Emmett V. Austen, 80, 1792 Burnetts Corner, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with the Rev. Edward P. Balint officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Wooster American Legion Post 68. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wooster American Legion, 1901 Sylvan Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are two children, Pamela Wilson of Durham, N.C. and Vincent C. Austen of Wooster; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James Austen of Leesburg and three sisters, Gail Snyder of Wooster; Doris Whitemyer of Cincinnati and Nancy Shank of Shreve. 

Wilfred Marty
NORTON -- Wilfred R. Marty, 84,of Norton, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Altercare of Wadsworth, after a lengthy illness. He was the brother of Walter Marty of Sterling and Bernice Johnson of Wooster. Services will be Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, 4022 Johnson Road, Norton with the Rev. James G. Maloney officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth, where there will be a prayer service at 2 p.m. Surviving in addition to his brother and sister are a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Joan Marty of Akron and three grandsons. 

William Neely
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- William H. Neely of State College, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at his home. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue, State College, Pa. with the Reverend Charles J. Curley officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hall Cemetery, State College, Pa. Friends may call tonight (Friday, Aug. 7) from 6-9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the State College Presbyterian Church or to Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa. 16142. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons and their spouses, William C. and Carol Neely of Blacksburg, Va.; Thomas E. and Janice Neely of Waban, Mass; a daughter, Dr. Sarah F. Neely of Chicago, Ill; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hummel of Ben Avon Heights, Pa.; five grandchildren, Beth, Morgan, David, Daniel and Benjamin Neely; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Mary Ramsey
MOUNT VERNON -- Mary E. Ramsey, 65, 901 West Chestnut Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Don Shaffer officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Surviving are her husband, Carmel J. Ramsey; a son, Lester Ammon of Millwood; three daughters, Maxine Johnson and Julia Johnson, both of Millwood and Barb Billups of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Viola Woodruff of Apple Creek, Maxine Wall of Wooster and Vietta Pyers of Killbuck. 

Roger Thomas
WEST SALEM -- Roger W. Thomas, 86, 9390 Lattasburg Road and formerly of Woodsfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Wooster Community Hospital. Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mae Thomas, of West Salem, with whom he made his home. 

Elizabeth Tanner
SALESVILLE -- Elizabeth M. Tanner, 73, of 64477 Frankfort Road, and formerly of Rittman, died Friday, Aug. 7, at her home. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. John W. Castle officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Dusty Tanner of Salesville and daughters, Mrs. David (Sheila) Wyatt of Rittman, and Mrs. Raymond (Jill) Blankenship of Salesville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a brother, Lambert Starcher of Nebo, W.Va.; and a sister, Ardelia Coen of East Liverpool. 

Shyla Bickel
HOLMESVILLE -- Shyla Irene Bickel died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998. She was born Aug. 4, 1998, to Todd and Pam (Miller) Bickel. Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Mariah; grandparents, Fred Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Davis, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Phillips; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Polito; and also many aunts, uncles and cousins. Private graveside services were Thursday, Aug. 6 at Killbuck Cemetery in Killbuck. 

The Rev. Kenneth Neal
McARTHUR -- Rev. Kenneth E. Neal, 54, of McArthur, died Friday, Aug. 7, at his residence. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at McArthur Church of Christ, with the Rev. Danny Dodds officiating. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at VeVay Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur and Monday from 6-9 p.m. at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Ind. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Timothy West Neal of Athens; brothers, Donald (Sophia) Neal of Houston, Texas, James (Ida Jo) Neal of Edgewater, Fla., Kelly (Jo Anne) Neal of Brinkhaven, Paul (Winnie) Neal of Millersburg and David (Tami) Neal of Fredericktown; and a sister, Mary (Glenn) Loomis of Dalton. 

Arthur Shafer
ORRVILLE -- Arthur Eugene Shafer, 90, of Orrville, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Orr-Villa, Maple Terrace in Orrville, where he had lived for two years. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with the Rev. Gary Pettyjohn officiating. Burial will be at Jeromesville Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Wooster. Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Soubry of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two sisters, Nada Schweyer of Jeromesville and Ruth (John) Crumrine of Ashland. 

Frank Kencec
ORRVILLE -- Frank Kencec, 77, 11563 Back Massillon Road, Orrville, died Saturday morning, August 8, at his residence following a period of declining health. The body will be cremated. A private family burial of the cremains will take place in the Mount Prospect Cemetery near Hickory, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Arrangements were handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Bill DeHart of Orrville, Nancy and Phil Paterniti of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Nick Kencec and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Doreen Kencec and Joey and Marlene Kencec, all of Pennsylvania; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Sophie and Joe Paklumba of Florida, Wilma and Frank Munsky, Mary and Ed DeBlander, all of Pennsylvania and Agie and Bob Cook of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Betty Willard
RITTMAN -- Betty L. Willard, 50, 2 Lincoln Drive, died Friday, Aug. 7, at the Hospice Care Center in Akron. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Bret Deffenbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333. Surviving are a son, James Willard of Doylestown; two daughters, Jennifer Willard of Seville and Janell Willard of Rittman; a stepbrother, Ed Lower of Medina and two sisters, Laura Shook of Rittman and Sandy Lower of Norton. 

Kathryn Depler
ASHLAND -- Kathryn Maxine Depler, 85, of Ashland, died Saturday morning, Aug. 8, at Kingston of Ashland, where she had been a resident. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Van Hove Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Sanford C. Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Rowsburg Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center St., Ashland 44805. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Richard Bush and Becky and Thomas Huff, all of Ashland; two sons, Franklin George Depler of Stow and Raymond Karl Depler of Columbus; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Chester "Bud" Miller
SHREVE -- Chester B. "Bud" Miller, 71, of 8919 Millersburg Road, died Friday, August 7, 1998, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 13th at the Shreve United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Stull officiating. Friends may call anytime at the residence. The family suggest memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or to the American Cancer Society, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Jon (Peggy) Hodge of Wooster, Mrs. Stan (Eva) Foster of Nicholasville, Ky., Mrs. R.J. (Marty) Black of Wooster, SFC Chris Moore of El Paso, Texas, John (Wendy) Moore of Los Angeles, Calif., Blake (Karen) Miller of Shreve, and Patrick (Julie) Miller of Burbank. Four grandchildren, Jonathan and Rebecca Hodge, Katie Graening and Jared Black. Two step-grandchildren, Christy and Julie Foster. 

Henry Baldridge
SHELBY -- Henry C. "Hank" Baldridge, 72, 2831 E. Smiley Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 8, in MedCentral/Shelby Hospital, following a battle with cancer. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Barkdull Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Becker officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are his wife, Annette (Plank) Shilling Baldridge; a son, David Baldridge of Shelby; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra and Mike Meeker and Tamera Argo, all of Shelby; a stepson, Charles Shilling of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Miles of Shreve; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Wayne and Jack Baldridge, both of Mansfield, Ivan Baldridge of Columbus, Paul Baldridge of Shelby and Gaylord Baldridge of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Audrey Patton of Shelby and Alene Brockhoeft of Dallas, Texas; nieces; nephews; and other relatives in the area. 

Guy Smith
JEROMESVILLE -- Guy M. Smith, 86, 1939 Township Road 405, died Saturday morning, Aug. 8, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mohicanville Community Church with the Rev. Ken Archer officiating. Burial will be at the Jeromesville Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville or one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Way of Ashland County or the Jeromesville Emergency Squad. Surviving are his wife, Lois Bernhard Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Wilma) McKinley of Jeromesville; a son, Rex Smith of Jeromesville; three stepchildren, Mrs. John (Jean) Steward and Mrs. Ted (Janice) Glenn, both of Ashland and James Bernhard of Shiloh; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary E. McGovern of Jeromesville.


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