Miscellaneous Wayne County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

CEMSEARCH  -  OBITUARY CENTRAL  -   OBITUARY LINKS PAGE  -  Surname Search Utility  -  GENLOOKUP


First Name:
Last Name:
Ruth Schumaker
BALTIC -- Ruth E. Schumaker, 88, 118 E. Main St., died Friday morning, Aug. 14, at Park Village Health Care Center in Dover, after a brief illness. 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 West Lawn Cemetery in Baltic. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where services will be held by West Lafayette Eastern Star at 5:45 p.m. Surviving are children, Betty Lou Schumaker of Euclid and Paul (Sharon) Schumaker of Baltic; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Joyce) Miskimen of Coshocton. 

Ivan Reed
HOWE, Texas -- Ivan L. Reed, 71, 1202 Bennett Road, Howe, Texas and 4491 Secrest Road, Wooster, died Thursday, Aug. 13, at Akron General Medical Center. Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Red Haw United Methodist Church. Friends may call Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to Red Haw United Methodist Church, 1101 Ashland County Road 175, Polk 44866. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Stephen Lynn Reed of Waco, Texas, and Mark Alan Reed of Howe, Texas; four stepgrandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Katherine) Funk and Martha Gardner, both of Ashland, Mrs. Miles (Pauline) Crumley of West Salem, Betty Hottel of Pleasant Home, Mrs. Ray (Ada) Kruger of Tallmadge and Mrs. Keith (Marylin) Switzer of Piney Flats, Tenn.; and brothers, Paul (Betty) Reed and Dennis (Joyce) Reed, both of Red Haw, David (Barbara) Reed and Howard (Barbara) Reed, both of Congress, Kenneth and Susan Reed of Ashland and Jack (Janet) Grimes of Wooster.

Brenda Bagby
WOOSTER -- Brenda L. Bagby, 45, 3707 Dover Road, died Friday morning, Aug. 14, at her residence, from apparent natural causes. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Lile officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving in addition to her husband of Wooster and mother of Cambridge are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Shane (Kim A.) Bagby I of Wooster; a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Shannon Leigh (Troy) Firebaugh of Wooster; two brothers, Mark B. Snow of Sugar Valley, Ga. and Raymond E. Snow of Diamond, Ill.; five grandchildren, Lela A., Zachary J., Kayla L. Firebaugh, Michael Shane Bagby II and Kristen N. Bagby and many close friends. 

Richard Quicci
WOOSTER -- Richard J.J. Quicci, 65, 1896 Brookside Drive, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 13, at Wooster Community Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691. Surviving are his wife, Inez P. (Jarvis) Quicci, to whom he had been married 39 years; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Kimberly) Roberts of San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Patrick (Kellie) Marchino of West Chester; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Pat) Strabley of Wooster; brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Perina Quicci of Canton and Bernie and Sharon Quicci of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephew and wife, John and Diane Quicci of Wooster and a niece and husband, Susan and Jason Anderson of Wooster. 

Randy Benson
WARSAW -- Randy Joe Benson, 45, of Camp Echoing Hills in Warsaw and formerly of Fredericksburg, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by friends and family on Saturday morning, Aug. 15, 1998. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with the Rev. Curtis Baxter officiating. Burial will be at Fredericksburg East Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Echoing Hills, 36272 County Road 79, Warsaw 43844 or to Hospice of Coshocton County, 230 S. Fourth St., Coshocton 43812. Surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Doris Benson of Wooster; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Jim McKelvey, Patricia and Don Speelman and Phyllis and Nevin Miller, all of Fredericksburg and nieces and nephews. 

John Bischoff
WOODSFIELD -- John W. Bischoff, 73, 42546 Township Road 455, Woodsfield, formerly of Kauffman Avenue, Sterling, died Friday, Aug., 14, 1998, near his home. Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield with the Revs. Gordon Ferguson and James Porter officiating. Burial will be at the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery near Laings, with military graveside service. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laings Community Center, c/o Barbara Jeffers, 43400 Cranenest Road, Woodsfield 43793 or to the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery, c/o Kenneth Roth, 42842 County Road 10A, Woodsfield 43793. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and a daughter-in-law, John F. and Barb Bischoff of Sterling and James L. Bischoff of Sterling; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Dan Arnold of Creston; seven grandchildren, Donald Arnold, Steven and wife Tonia Arnold, Jerry Arnold, all of Creston and John Bischoff, Julie Bischoff, Joshua Bischoff and Jillian Bischoff, all of Sterling; a brother, Leander R. Bischoff of Woodsfield; a sister, Barbara Hartong of Geneva and several nieces and nephews. 

Madaline Houmard
STANWOOD -- Madaline V. Houmard, 83, of Stanwood, was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday morning, Aug. 16, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon, after a long illness. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, with the Rev. Jon L. Johnson officiating. Cremation has taken place. There will be no calling hours. Surviving are children, Vera Indorf and Larry Houmard, both of Stanwood; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Roy Ward
RED HAW -- Roy S. "Sam" Ward, 79, formerly of 1043 Township Road 133, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15, at West View Manor Nursing Home, where he had resided since July 1994. Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Red Haw United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Dailey and chaplain George Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Red Haw Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Red Haw United Methodist Church, 1101 Ashland County Road 175, Polk 44866; or to Alzheimer's Association, 4815 Munson St., NW, Canton 44718. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Ross (Barbara) Oehling of West Salem and Mrs. Dwight (Nancy) Ogden of Wooster; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

Earl Crill
ORRVILLE -- Earl B. Crill, 81, 738 Lake St., died Friday night, Aug. 14, 1998, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville, where he had resided for the past three weeks. Private family graveside services were held this morning (Monday), Aug. 17, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. The Rev. James Powell officiated. Arrangements were handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1556 Rex Drive, Orrville 44667. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Jim Weeman and Sara and Bill Sturgeon, all of Orrville; grandchildren, Molly (Chris) Mastroine, Timothy (Fonda) Weeman, Sara (Rex) Martin, Stephanie Sturgeon and Katie Sturgeon; great-grandchildren, Celia Mastroine, Lauren Mastroine, Emily Weeman, James Weeman and Macey Martin. 

Ryan Reynolds
WEST LIBERTY -- Ryan D. Reynolds, 18, 4365 U.S. 68 S., died Saturday, Aug. 15 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. He was the grandson of Ruth Reynolds of Creston. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine, with the Rev. William Zeller officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan D. Reynolds Scholarship Fund. Surviving in addition to his grandmother and parents, are a brother, Seth of the home; and maternal grandparents, Max and Irene Garman of West Liberty. 

Elva Schlabach
DUNDEE -- Elva Schlabach, 76, 3850 U.S. 62, died Saturday, Aug. 15, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after a seven month illness. Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Aden J. Miller officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery, Berlin Township, Holmes County. Friends may call anytime after noon today (Monday) at the residence. Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling arrangements. Surviving are a son, Jacob (Lydia Ann) Schlabach of the home; six grandchildren; brothers, Jacob and Atlee Miller, both of Millersburg; and sisters, Ada Miller of Dundee and Anna (Roman) Mast of Fredericksburg. 

Charles Park
BEACH CITY -- Charles Parks, 89, formerly of Beach City, died Saturday, Aug. 15, at Baltic Country Manor, after a long illness. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at King Knob Methodist Church, King Knob, W.Va., where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Local calling hours will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Lantzer Funeral Home in Beach City. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Opal Jean) Farver of Millersburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; half-sisters, Pauline Johnson of Wakeman, Eledeon Cunningham of Columbus, Madeline Wells of Elyria and Kathleen Marie Parks of Sullivan; and half-brothers, Howard Parks of Columbus, Harold Parks of Elyria and Austin Parks of Avon. 

Janet Moore
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Janet I. Moore, 68, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., and Shreve, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at Smithville-Western Care Center. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve, where a family memorial service will follow. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are children, Raymond Moore Jr. of Wooster, Jennifer Miller of Palatine, Ill., and Meredith Moore of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Marke, Angela and Kristopher Moore, John and Jeremy Miller and Dan and Amy Hillenbrand; and great-grandchildren, Kealey and McKenna Moore, and Natalie Kappele-Miller. 

Richard Quicci
WOOSTER -- Richard J.J. Quicci, 65, 1896 Brookside Drive, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 13, at Wooster Community Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 7-9 at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691. Surviving are his wife, Inez P. (Jarvis) Quicci, to whom he had been married 39 years; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Kimberly) Roberts of San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Patrick (Kellie) Marchino of West Chester; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Pat) Strabley of Wooster; brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Perina Quicci of Canton and Bernie and Sharon Quicci of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephew and wife, John and Diane Quicci of Wooster and a niece and husband, Susan and Jason Anderson of Wooster. 

Everett Chamberlin
CLYDE -- Everett R. Chamberlin, 87, of Clyde, formerly of Wooster, died Sunday evening, Aug. 16 in Clyde. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. James Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Re Chamberlin of Green Springs; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Robert Clark of Grants Pass, Ore. 

Barbara Miller
MILLERSBURG -- Barbara E. Miller, 71, 4178 U.S. 62, died Monday, Aug. 17, at her residence after a brief illness. Services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Dan Schlabach officiating. Burial will be at Raber Cemetery, Mechanic Township, Holmes County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Andrew E. (Sarah) Miller of the home; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester A. Erb of Millersburg; sisters, Cora Gilman of Mount Orab, Mary Richendollar of Winchester and Mrs. Roman (Ada) Keim of Georgetown, Texas; and a half-sister, Katie Miller of Kidron. 

Gertrude Fetter
CANAL FULTON -- Gertrude P. (Heller) Fetter, 94, of Canal Fulton, died Monday, Aug. 17, at Rose Lane Health Center. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Canal Fulton, with pastor Terry Mohr officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. She was born in Canal Fulton to Leonard and Sarah (Greisinger) Pfaffle and was a nurses' aide at Massillon City Hospital and had worked for Ohio Bell in Akron and Cleveland. Surviving are grandchildren, Nancy Stoll and Scott Heller, great-granddaughters, Amy and Lindsay Stoll, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Heller, all of Canal Fulton; three stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

Stanley Hershberger
STUARTS DRAFT, Va. -- Stanley Theodore Hershberger, 42, of Route 4, died Sunday evening, Aug. 16, at his residence. He was the adopted son of David W. Hershberger and the brother of Nathan Hershberger, both of Fredericksburg. Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church, with Bennie Byler and Tim Yoder officiating. Burial will be at the Amish Church Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 6-8:30 at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Hamrick Funeral Home in Staunton, Va. Pallbearers will be Raymond and Marvin Chupp, Dan and Maynard Miller, Jesse Hershberger, and Earl Kauffman. Surviving in addition to his adoptive father and brother, are his wife, Martha (Nisly) Hershberger; sons, David, Benjamin, Richard and Joseph, all of the home; his father of Nanticoke, Pa.; a brother, James Hershberger of Stuarts Draft, Va.; sisters, Esther Beiler of Gap Mills, W.Va., and Dorothy Beiler of Munnsville, N.Y.; and two uncles and two aunts. 

Lois Grey
DAYTON -- Lois Jeanette (Snyder) Grey, 76, of Dayton, died Sunday, Aug. 16, at her home. Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Far Hills Baptist Church, 5200 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, with the Rev. Rod Taylor officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association; or American Cancer Society. Surviving are children, Priscilla (Donald) Dixon and Cindy (Mike) Schoonover, both of Kettering, Kevin Grey of Miami Township and Jenny (Curtis) Barr of Washington Township; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Fred B. Snyder of Millersburg. 

John Double
NORTON -- John J. Double, 80, of Norton, died Sunday, Aug. 16, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Bacher Funeral Home in Norton, where friends may call today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. James (Joyce) Crawford, Mrs. Harry (Bev) Houston and Patty Coffee, all of Creston; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Dyck, Ruth Reynolds and Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Boyes, all of Creston and Gladys Landis of Burbank.

Sylvia Laird
COSHOCTON -- Sylvia L. Laird, 86, of Grandview Avenue, died Monday morning, Aug. 17, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. She was the mother of Sally M. (Terry) Lennon of Wooster. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Free Funeral Home in Coshocton, with the Revs. Peter Shults and Carolyn Mann officiating. Burial will be at Plainfield Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 219 N. 4th St., Coshocton 43812. Surviving in addition to her daughter, are children, Harold W. (Carolyn) Neldon of Frazeysburg, John R. (Lois) Laird and Susan M. (Robert) Kestler, both of Coshocton; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews. 

James Frost
HOUSTON -- James M. Frost, 53, 850 Briarwillow, Houston, former Wayne County sheriff, died in Houston. Private graveside services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, at the convenience of the family. The Rev. James Powell will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne County Sheriff's Reserve, 201 W. North St., Wooster 44691. Surviving are a son, Jason Frost of Canton; his mother of Orrville; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and John Morris of Orrville.

John Johnston Jr.
WOOSTER -- John C. Johnston Jr., a founding member of the law partnership of Critchfield, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston in Wooster, Ohio, died Sunday, August 16, 1998 at the age of 82, after an extended illness. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Marie (Wolf) Johnston, whom he married Sept. 6, 1947; sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and Gennie S. of Wooster and Gordon W. and Catherine T. of Columbus; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth "Beth", Douglas, Amy and Ty; a sister, Marilynn (Mrs. C.P.) Gruber of Binghamton, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at McGaw Chapel on the campus of The College of Wooster at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 1998. The family will receive friends at McGaw Chapel after the service and from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. 

Miriam Hofacre
DALTON -- Miriam R. Hofacre, 87, of Dalton, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 18, at Doctors Hospital near Massillon, after a brief illness. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, with the Rev. Dr. H.H. Fischer officiating. Burial will be at South Lawn Cemetery in Beach City. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to West Lebanon United Methodist Women, 6082 S. West Lebanon Road, Dalton 44618. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Vida Hofacre of Dalton, Dr. Gene and Molly Hofacre of Yorba Linda, Calif., and David and Susan Hofacre of Massillon; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and triplet great-grandchildren. 

Helen House
ORRVILLE -- Helen House, 80, 1874 Kenwood Drive, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18, 1998, at her residence, after a long illness. Services will be Thursday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Rev. Dan Wingate officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carlene "Charlie" and Howard Snyder of Orrville; stepgrandchildren, Julie Fire of Columbus, Gary Snyder of Allen, Texas, and Laurie Snyder of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jerry Henderson of Shreve. 

Glen Nolt
RITTMAN -- Glen R. Nolt, 74, 28 Hillcrest Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grace Brethren Church in Rittman, with the Rev. Bud Olszewski officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, or one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 44 S. First St., Rittman 44270. Surviving are children, Alan and Gary Nolt and Linda Nolt, all of Rittman; brothers, George Nolt of Wooster, Roy Nolt of Tacoma, Wash., Ralph and Walter Nolt, both of Orrville and Don Nolt of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and sisters, Fran Maynard of Ludlow Falls and Ruth Ann Sundberg of Alliance. 

Clara Winbigler
JEROMESVILLE -- Clara A. Winbigler, 96, 5 Huron St., died Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with the Rev. John Collins officiating. Burial will be at Jeromesville Cemetery. Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Jeromesville Christian Church; or to Jeromesville Emergency Squad. Surviving are children, Phyllis (Kenneth) Wise of Jeromesville and Donald (Joan) Winbigler of Ashland; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Ethel McElroy
WADSWORTH -- Ethel (Farnsworth) McElroy, 98, of Wadsworth, died Monday, Aug. 17, at Magnolia Care & Rehabilitation Center, after a lengthy illness. She was the mother of Elva Gordon of Rittman. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Hilliard-Cox-Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth, with the Rev. James D. Foster officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth United Methodist church, 195 Broad St., Wadsworth 44281; or to a charity of the donor's choice. Surviving in addition to her daughter, are another daughter, Ruby (Ken) Rasor of Wadsworth; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Ervin Hodge
WOOSTER -- Ervin A. Hodge passed away at his home on August 13, 1998, in East Union Township on the farm where he was born on October 5, 1925. His parents were Clayton and Marie (Richwine) Hodge. Surviving are his wife, Marion (Dennis) Hodge, whom he married June 19, 1949; children, Cherie Brasee, Daniel and Tamara Hodge, Deborah and James Morris, Jon and Peggy Hodge, Thomas and Bonnie Hodge, Laurie and Richard Harsh, and Joel Hodge; 13 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; four step-great-grandchildren; brothers and a sister, Robert Hodge of Canal Fulton, Richard Hodge of Shreve, and Sevilla Jewell of Wooster. Calling hours will be at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Services will be held at East Union Lutheran Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

Ammon Hostetler Jr.
ORRVILLE -- Ammon J. Hostetler Jr., 65, 1200 N. Crownhill Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville. Services will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Rev. Bruce Hostetler officiating. Burial will be at East Chippewa Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Surviving are brothers, Norman Hostetler of Marshallville, John, Alvin, Irvin and Homer Hostetler, all of Orrville and Orie Hostetler of Lake Wales, Fla.; and a sister, Isa Gochenaur of Apple Creek. 

Tom Stradley Jr.
BRANTLEY, Ala. -- R.T. "Tom" Stradley Jr., 49, P.O. Box 147-A, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at his residence from an accidental drowning. He was the son-in-law of Maxine Wirt of Wooster. Burial was in Glenwood, Ala. Surviving in addition to his mother-in-law and wife, are a daughter, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law. 

Agnes Crawford
WALNUT CREEK -- Agnes Crawford, 88, of Carlisle Court, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, with the Rev. John G. Crawford officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Creek Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are a son, the Rev. John G. Crawford, and a sister, Mary Castle, both of Cleveland. 

Frances Olewiler
ASHLAND -- Frances L. Olewiler, 84, formerly of Ashland County Road 2075 (near Perrysville), died Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, at Brethren Care Center, Ashland, after an extended illness. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Ashland, with the Rev. Ivan V. Beatty officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 1196 Township Road 1506, Ashland 44805. Surviving in addition to her husband are sisters, Naomi Riffle and Marjorie Heldenbrand, both of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mattie Miller
HOLMESVILLE -- Mattie J. Miller, 79, 7577 Township Road 551, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, at her home after an extended illness. Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Malva Yoder officiating. Burial will be at the Yoder Cemetery, Holmes County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, David (Arie) Miller and Mrs. David (Erma) Troyer, both of Millersburg, John (Frieda) Miller and Allen (Betty Ann) Miller, both of Holmesville and Mrs. Aden (Nora) Kurtz of Dundee; 37 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Dan J. Weaver of Millersburg, Ben J. Weaver of Fredericksburg and Abe J. Weaver of Sarasota, Fla.; and sisters, Mrs. Harry (Sarah) Yoder of Blacksville, S.C., and Mrs. Malva (Fannie) Shetler of Fredericksburg.

Milo Bridenstine
WEST SALEM -- Milo P. Bridenstine, 77, of West Salem, died Thursday, Aug. 20, at his home. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Red Haw United Methodist Church, Polk, with the Revs. John Dailey and John Fitch officiating. Burial will be at Red Haw Cemetery, Polk. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem, or a half hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Red Haw United Methodist Church, 1101 County Road 175, Polk 44866. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Paul L. (Betty) Bridenstine of West Salem, Lee (Sue) Bridenstine of Gaines, Mich., and Lakalynn (William E.) Arnold of Orrville; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Earl (Caryol) Bridenstine of Smithville. 

Benny Yoder
MILLERSBURG -- Benny J. Yoder, 18-month-old son of Jonas D. and Anna Mae (Miller) Yoder, 4654 County Road 19, died Thursday, Aug. 20, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Services will be Sunday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Henry Nisley officiating. Burial will be at the Erb Family Cemetery, Clark Township, Holmes County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, is handling arrangements. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Junior J., and sisters, Martha, Edna, Linda and Mary Ann, all of the home; grandparents, David and Mary Ann Yoder of Millersburg and Dan and Anna Miller of New Bedford; and a great-grandfather, Roy D. Miller of Baltic. 

Betty Martin
WOOSTER -- Betty L. Martin, 62, 333 E. Larwill St., died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20, at Austin Health Care Center. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Reedsburg Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, is handling arrangements. Those who wish may make contributions to First Church of Christ Scientist, 1736 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Victor (Pam) Martin of St. John, Kan., Mrs. Don (Christine) Yockey and Laurie Ann Martin, both of Wooster; grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer and James Bakerlis, Eric Yockey and Brenna Martin; sisters, Mrs. Jim (Susan) Jones of Baltimore, Md., and Lillian Diller of Saint Elmo, Ill.; and a brother, George (Zona) Smith of Naples, Fla. 


Search this massive database of obituaries, cemeteries, and death records:

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY