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George, Viola Blanche Boyer – Urbana Daily Citizen, Saturday, 29 September 2007

Viola Blanche (Boyer) George, 90, of Urbana, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007 in Mercy McAuley Center. Urbana.

She was born February 3, 1917 in Champaign County the daughter of John and Margaret (Detwiler) Boyer.

Viola retired from Grimes Manufacturing after 13 years of service as an assembler. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Connie George of Urbana, Margaret (Donald) Clark of Urbana, son-in-law Billie (Carolyn) Outram of Cable, sister-in-law Elizabeth Boyer of Urbana, 10 grandchildren, Rodney (Emilee) George of Dayton, Tim George of Springfield, Michael (Teresa) George of Bellefontaine, David (Julie) George of Bellefontaine, Teresa Thomas of Urbana, Douglas (Robin) George of Dublin, Oram (Robbie) Outram of Urbana, Margaret (John) Hagar of Cable, Michele Grassi of Upper Arlington, Christie (Greg) Von Ville of Columbus, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and numerous close relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mitchell George, daughter Linda Outram, son-in-law Oshel George, 2 great grandchildren, brother Howard Boyer and numerous other relatives.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2007 in the Vernon Funeral Home Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:a.m. in the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1101 North Main Street, on Monday, October 1, 2007 with Rev. David Vanhoose and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.

Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Gibson, Viola Fern Mattox – Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Viola Fern Gibson, 78, of Urbana, Ohio passes peacefully and wend to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after a lengthy illness with her family be her side.

Viola was born on November 7, 1928 in Champaign County, the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Eaton) Mattox.

Viola married the love of her life Howard Fay Gibson on July 21, 1947 and they were the proud parents of 6 children.

Viola was a homemaker for her family and loved God, family and friends, was an avid Reds Baseball fan and hot dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Howard, son Jackie Ray and daughters Judy May and Janie Marie Ballentine, and brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons John M. (Becky) Gibson of Urbana, Ron (Terri) Gibson of Pendleton, Indiana, one daughter Joyce (David) Parker of Urbana, and son-in-law Bruce Ballentine of Urbana. She has 11 grandchildren: Samantha (Scott) Werner, Matthew Gibson and Sierra Gibson of Pendleton, Indiana, Jennifer (Brady Ricketts) Ballentine, Michelle Ballentine, Joyce Ann (Tim) Gillenwater, Michael Parker, Robin Parker, Stacey Parker, Mandy Parker and Kelly Parker all of Urbana, Ohio. She has 11 great-grandchildren: Janie Ricketts, Tim Gillenwater, Shawn Gillenwater, Carol Gillenwater, Tiffany Gillenwater, Brandon Parker, Alexis Parker, Taylor Parker, Christian Parker, Julie Parker, Tieranya Parker all of Urbana and sister Dorothy Sprinkle of Mechanicsburg.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana where family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Pastor Paul Trent will officiate. Burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery, Sinking Springs.

Contributions may be made in Viola’s memory to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125 Urbana, Ohio 43078.


GORMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. November 1940
Anna Mary GORMAN , daughter of John and Mary BECK, was born in Maryland, October 23, 1853, and departed this life November 9, 1940, at the age of 87 years, 16 days.  
About the age of two years she came with her parents to Ohio, and settled near Dayton, Ohio. When a young girl she united with the Bethel Reformed Church, Miami county. September 17, 1874, she was married to John GORMAN . They then moved to Jackson Township, in Champaign County, Ohio, where they lived more than sixty years when the husband passed away July 2, 1935. On account of failing health about six months ago she closed her home and divided her time with her two daughters, Mrs. Raleigh MILLER and Mrs. William DEATON.
She leaves two sons, Charles and John, and three daughters, Mrs. Maud MILLER at whose home she passed away, Mrs. Catherine DEATON and Mrs. Blanch SOUTH. Besides the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Nettie SOUTH and Mrs. Nellie RUSH have preceded her in death. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Barbara HOAGLAND, 24 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

GORMAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 27 Mar 1947, pg 1
Charles Calvin CORMAN, 71, retired farmer of near Christiansburg died at 2:15 a.m. Monday in his home. The cause of his death was a heart ailment from which he had been suffering for the past year.
Born August 17, 1875, in Greene county he lived most of his life near Christiansburg. he was the son of John and Mary GORMAN.
Surviving him besides his widow Edna May, are a son, Robert, at home; (three sisters, Mrs. Rollie MILLER of Fletcher, Mrs. W.D. DEATON of St. Paris rural route and Mrs. Blanch SOUTH of Troy; and one brother, John GORMAN of Urbana route two.
Funeral services were held at the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Lester Schlechty of Troy, officiated. Burial took place in the upper Honey Creek cemetery.

GRANT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 April 1926
Harry GRANT , the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MOSIER, living on the John EVILSIZOR farm, south of town, died Sunday morning at 8:20. His death followed a week's illness with pneumonia.
Besides the parents he is survived by three brothers, Corless, Foster and Kenneth; one sister, Mary.
Services were conducted at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the home. The body was taken to Bentonville in Adams County, where brief services were held and burial was made in Kerki cemetery at that place.

J. G. GUTHRIDGE was born January 5, 1823, was married January 7, 1844, and died August 9, 1884 in the 62nd year of his age.  
Mrs. E. L. GUTHRIDGE, wife of J. G. GUTHRIDGE was born September 25, 1825, and died January 23, 1884 in the 59th year of her age.
Their married life was of over forty years duration. They were both members of  the church of the Disciples of Christ, at Cable, Ohio, for forty years. With the exception of one year spent in Indiana they lived all their lives in Champaign county. There were born to them eight sons, (two of whom died in infancy) and two daughters. The eight living children were all present at the obsequies of both father and mother. At the father's funeral the six sons, were the pall bearers, a very touching tribute of respect. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. William DOWLING, pastor of the Diciples of Christ, at Urbana. Those who knew them best, can best appreciate their virtues and will most keenly feel their loss. It can truthfully be said that they lived consistent Christian lives and died in the hope of a blessed life beyond the grave.

Died, at her home, in this city, Jan. 3, 1884, Mrs. Elizabeth GUTHRIDGE, wife of J. G. GUTHRIDGE, aged 58 years and 4 months. She was born in Wayne township, Champaign county, on the 22nd of September, 1825 having, with the exception of two years, spent her entire life in this county. She was the daughter of William MIDDLETON, of Rush township, who in his 83rd year, survives her, and is still hale and hearty. Her family, consisted of an affectionate husband, six sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown and, with the exception of the two youngest sons, married, deeply deplore the loss of a true, loving wife and a faithful, considerate mother; knowing however, that their loss is her gain, would not recall her had they the power to do so. At the age of fifteen she united with the Christian Church, being baptised by Rev. David HATHAWAY, who, although long since gathered in with the ripe sheaves, still lives in the memories of many of his former fleet.
During her last illness which was of several months' duration, she maintained the same patient submission to the will of the All-wise Father which had characterized her entire life during the forty three years of her fellowship with the church.
She died as she had lived, possessing firm faith in the protection of her Saviour. "She suffered long, but by that knowing all things best, and is most wise, brought sweet relief to her in the shape of death." A short time before her death she requested that she should be laid in Oak Dale Cemetery, that she might be near her family, as with the exception of two sons they all reside in Urbana.
Wife and mother now lies sleeping
In pleasant Oak Dale on the hill,
But in memory she will ever
Dwell within our family still.
Long she suffered, ere she left us,
She with patience bore it well.
Till death's angel came and took her
In her Father's home to dwell.
Sadly we shall miss and mourn her,
Miss the dear one that we love.
But we know that we shall meet her
In her home in Heaven above.
Father and Children

Mrs. Elizabeth L. GUTHRIDGE, wife of Jehu G. GUTHRIDGE, died Wednesday afternoon, January 23, at her home on East Ward street. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11 o'clock, from the family residence on East Ward street. Interment at Oakdale cemetery.

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