Ross County, Ohio

Obituaries

A-F


OHGenWeb NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or for presentation by other persons or organizations.

Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor. 

This file was contributed for use in the OHGenWeb Ross County


ONA ACORD

Mrs. Ona Acord, 26, wife of Welby Acord, passed away at her home on the Schilder farm near Omega, Sunday at 10 o'clock, after a week's illness from complications resulting from tonsilitis. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Omega Methodist Church, with Rev. H. H. Wilbur officiating. Burial was made in the Caldwell Cemetery near Richmond Dale. Deceased is survived by her husband, Welby Acord; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Woods, of Richmond Dale, and three brothers and one sister.

From another notice:

On Sunday, October 27th, 1929, death called at the home of Welby Acord of near Richmond Dale, Ohio and took his wife Ona Bernice Acord. She was the daughter of Osborne and Ada Woods, and was born at Richmond Dale, Ohio, December 7th, 1902 and was aged 26 years, 10 mo. and 20 days. Her marriage to Mr. Acord was on May 21st, 1923. No children were born to this union. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Woods, three brothers, Herbert Woods of Beaver, Ohio; Walter Woods and Herman Woods, both of Richmond Dale, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Higby, of Columbus, Ohio; besides other relatives and friends, who join the family in their grief at her early departure. The funeral was held in the Methodist Church at Omega with Rev. H. H. Wilbur, Waverly, in charge. Burial at Caldwell Cemetery [Ross Co], A. M. Gregg, directing.

 

Contributed by: Dean Hickman and Elaine Tipton

 


NELLIE ACORD

Service for Miss Nellie Acord, Foulke Block, was held Friday morning at the Ware Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Eberhard officiating.   Burial was in Grandview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Kuhn, Charles Betsch, Ross Groves, Lewis Zollers, Roy Sommers and Fred Rinkliff.

 

Chillicothe Gazette, May 1, 1954

 

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley

 


 

WALTER ACORD

WALTER ACORD TAKEN BY DEATH - Prominent Scioto Township Farmer Dies at Cleveland Clinic Last Thursday. -- Walter A. Acord, 44, widely known Scioto Township farmer and president of the Scioto twp. board of education, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic hospital shortly before he was to undergo an operation. He had been suffering for eight years from a stomach ailment. Mr. Acord was born on May 25, 1901 in Jackson twp., Pike County, a son of the late Joseph G. and Edna Overley Acord, who survives. Beside his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Cleo Reisinger; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Peery of Detroit and Mrs. Esther Pendleton of Lucasville RFD 3; two sons, Walter Edwin Acord and Dean Acord, both at home; six brothers: Pike County Probate Judge W. H. Acord, Forest and Wayne Acord, all of Waverly; Welby Acord of Chillicothe RFD 2; Dorwin Acord of Springfield; and Woodrow Acord, in the Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. A. O. Rapp of RFD 3, Waverly, Mrs. Clarence J. Waugh of Jackson, Mrs. Roy D. Allen of Waverly; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at two p.m. at the residence near Wakefield with the Rev. Waid C. Radford of the Piketon Methodist church officiating and interment was made in Mound cemetery near Piketon under the direction of Mayhew funeral home, Jackson. [NB: Elaine Tipton adds: Transcribed from the Remembrance Card found in my mother's bible: "In Memory Of Walter A. Acord, Born May 25, 1901, Passed Away April 12, 1945; Services From The Home 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 15; Clergyman Officiating, Rev. Waid A. Radford; Final Resting Place, Mound Cemetery"]

Republican Herald, Waverly OH; 19 Apr 1945

Contributed by: Dean Hickman and Elaine Tipton

 


WELBY ACORD

Welby O. Acord, 55, retired Jackson Township farmer, died at the home of his nephew, Edwin, Lucasville Route 3, at 11 p.m. Tuesday after an extended illness. The brother of Pike County Probate Court Judge Will H. Acord, Mr. Acord had been in failing health nearly 10 years. He was a member of the Pike County Democratic Central Committee, a Jackson Township trustee for 20 years and was a member of the Jackson Township school board. A native of Pike County, he was born May 25, 1901, the son of Joseph and Ena [sic; Edna] O. Overly Acord. In December 1944, he was married to Sarah Jones, who survives. Other survivors include four stepchildren, Mrs. Dora Marie Rose and Mrs. Viola May Rose of Chillicothe, Mrs. Thelma Sinift of Columbus and James D. Jones of Zanesville; four brothers, Judge Acord of Waverly, James F. of Beaver Route 1, Darwin and Woodrow of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rapp of Waverly, Route 3, Mrs. Mabel Waugh of Gallipolis and Mrs. Seretta [sic; Serepta] Allen of Columbus. Service will be Saturday at the Omega Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Pfeifer officiating. Burial, under the direction of the Waugh Funeral Home of Gallipolis, will follow in Caldwell Cemetery. The body will be taken to the Edwin Acord residence Friday and friends may call there. [NB: Elaine Tipton gives Welby's death date as 11 Dec 1956. Welby O. Acord and his wife Sarah White Jones Acord are buried at Caldwell Cemetery. Welby's first wife, Ona Bernice Woods Hickman Acord, is also buried at Caldwell Cemetery, Ross Co.]

 

Contributed by: Dean Hickman and Elaine Tipton

 


MATTIE ADAMS

Mattie Adams, 94, Cynthiana, died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 in Westmoreland Place, Chillicothe. Born Nov. 27, 1891 in Ross County, she was the daughter of Charles and Ella Clark McDonald. Her first husband, Joseph Chaffin, preceded her in death in 1931, and her second husband, Ike Adams, died in 1958. She is survived by a grandson David Chaffin; a granddaughter, Karen Chaffin, and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Glen. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Cynthiana Church of Christ in Christian Union where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home in Bainbridge from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Times-Gazette, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 08 Apr 1986

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


RALPH ADAMS

Ralph Adams, 80, of Chillicothe, died Thursday morning [11 May] in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Arrangements are pending at the Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, Ross Co OH - 11 May 2000

 


TIMMIE ADAMS

Timmie Ray Adams, 50, of South Brownell Street, died 2:20 PM Tuesday in Westmoreland Place following an extended illness. He was CB Sales and Repairman. Surviving is his mother, Wavolene Steele Thompson, of Groveport OH. Graveside service will be 11 AM Friday in the Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Lithopolis. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 19 Apr 2001

 


JANICE ADDY

Janice E. Addy, 76, of Harris Station Road, Bainbridge died 6:55 A.M. Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Adena Regional Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1925, in Jackson Co., the daughter of Roy Emmit and Leona Nelson Addy. She is survived by one brother, Rodney (Mildred) Addy, of Bainbridge; and two sisters, Geraldine Ford and Barbara Addy, both of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Martin Emil and James Addy; and one sister, Marjorie Johnson. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2001 at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge. Burial will follow in Pennisten Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - 15 Aug 2001

Contributed by: Barb Toppins

 


MAUD ALBRIGHT

Mrs. Maud G. Albright, 75, of 276 E. Fulton St., died Monday in a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, Herbert S.; three brothers, William P. Hickman of Springfield, Robert M. and Howard A. Hickman of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Kazee and Mrs. Elsie Kohler of Columbus, Mrs. Roma McGill of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Marietta Brown of Danville. Friends may call at the Graumlich and Son funeral home where the service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial wil be in Fernwood Cemetery [Lockbourne OH]. [NB: Herb and Maud owned a house at Circleville. Maud was born in Jackson County.]

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH; 15 Feb 1955

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


BARBARA ALEXANDER

Barbara J. Alexander, 60, of Laurel Ridge Road, Piketon, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence. She was born 12 Oct 1940 in Pike County and is the daughter of Nellie Williams Locke of Piketon, and Avery T. Pettit (deceased). Surviving are her husband, Vernon Alexander, whom she married 06 Jun 1957; two sons, John E. (Beth) Alexander and Michael G (Marshia) Alexander, both of Piketon; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Christy) Burkitt and Mrs. Wade (Carri) Breitenbach, both of Piketon; 10 grandchildren, Cameryn, Brandon, Tommy and Jessie Alexander, Jason and Mitchell Burkitt, and Dusti Wesley, Cabel and Coty Breitenbach; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Joan) Heimerl, and Mrs. Melby (Lois) Williams, both of Piketon; and several nieces and nephews. She was a retired LPN from the Pike Community Hospital, with 27 years of service; attended Waverly schools and Shawnee State University; was a member of the Elm Grove Church of Christ; and the Ohio Nurses Association. Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday at Botkin Funeral Home, Waverly, with Selby Williams officiating. Burial will follow inthe Smith Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 PM and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike Community Hospital, 100 Dawn Lane, Waverly OH 45690, or the Hospice of Southern Ohio, 1248 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth OH 45662.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 07 Dec 2000

 


ERNEST ALEXANDER

Frankfort Area Youth Shot, Killed in Escape -- A 17-year-old Chillicothe Rt. 3 youth was shot and killed by a Ross County sheriff's deputy about 11:30 a.m. Monday after he reportedly attempted to escape custody. Ernest Earl Alexander, Westfall Rd, was shot in the head outside the South Central Ohio Regional Juvenile Detention Center by Deputy Forrest Powell, 50, the sheriff's department said. Alexander had been committed to the Ohio Youth Commission Monday after being found to be a delinquent child. He had been charged with a January 22 break-in at Adena High School and with aiding a March 3 purse snatching. When Alexander, handcuffed to another 17-year-old youth, stepped out of the deputy's cruiser at the detention center, the pair bolted, refusing to heed the deputy's warning to halt, the department said. Powell fired three warning shots, the sheriff's department said. His fourth shot struck Alexander in the back of the head, according to the department. The sheriff's department said its investigation is continuing. The youth was born June 3, 1961 in Washington C.H. He was the son of Earl W. and Bertha Lowry Alexander of Chillicothe Rt. 3. He was employed at Sambo's restaurant in Chillicothe and had been an Adena student. He was married September 17, 1977, to Pamela Watters. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a daughter, Michelle Elizabeth; two sisters, Margie Jay Alexander and Mrs. Douglas (Patricia) Good, both of Chillicothe Rt. 3; two brothers, Keith Allen Alexander and Robert Wendell Alexander, both of Chillicothe Rt. 3, and a half-brother, Daniel Carl Frances, Chillicothe. Two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Rev. Jack Dorman officiating and burial in Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Clarksburg.

New Holland Leader, New Holland, Ohio; 15 Mar 1979

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


KATHLEEN ALTHERR

Kathleen (Rankin) Altherr, age 39, of 69 Center Street of Glen Roy, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2004, at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus. She was born to the late Ramon Russell and Winifred (Halterman) Rankin, June 15, 1964 in Passaic, New Jersey. Surviving are mother; Winifred (Halterman) Rankin; two brothers, Robert (Rita) Feltner, New Jersey, and Russell (Rita) Rankin, Jackson; sister, Patricia Rankin of Wellston; three half-sisters, Dana Boggs, Jackson, Cathy Bell Allen, Florida, and Karen Humphries, Chillicothe; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. The family would also like to mention special friends, Ida Kearns and Carl Ross. Kathleen was preceded in death by her father, Ramon Russell Rankin; grandparents. Russell and Zelma (Barnett) Rankin; one brother, Richard Feltner; one sister, Ramona Hill; and a nephew, Jerry Dean Hill. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Frank Doenges officiating with burial to follow at the Glen Roy Cemetery. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 5, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.

Jackson County Times-Journal, Jackson OH

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


RUTH ALTMAN

Ruth A. Reisinger Altman, 60, of Clarksburg, died unexpectedly at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in Mt. Carmel West Medical Center in Columbus. She was born June 30, 1941, in Ross County, the daughter of the late Wilbur 'Bill' and Herma Reeves Sever. On July 19, 1990, she married James Altman, who survives. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Ebright Funeral Home in Frankfort with Pastor James Cuckler officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Deerfield Township EMS, PO Box 19, Clarksburg, Ohio 43115 or Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 02 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


RUTH ALTMAN

Ruth A. Reisinger Altman, 60, of Clarksburg, died unexpectedly at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in Mt. Carmel West Medical Center in Columbus. She was born June 30, 1941, in Ross County, the daughter of the late Wilbur 'Bill' and Herma Reeves Sever. On July 19, 1990, she married James Altman, who survives. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Ebright Funeral Home in Frankfort with Pastor James Cuckler officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Deerfield Township EMS, PO Box 19, Clarksburg, Ohio 43115 or Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 02 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


LAWRENCE AMLIN

Service for Lawrence Amlin was held Wednesday at South Charleston and burial was in South Solon Cemetery. A former resident of this community, Mr. Amlin had owned and operated the Welcome Inn on Route 35 east and also the LA Truck Stop on Route 23 South.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 04 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


IMOGENE ANDERSON

Imogene Anderson, 79, of Chillicothe, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus. Born Aug. 25, 1918, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Edward and Marie (Acord) Anderson. Fuenral sercices will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral home, Frankfort, with Pastors Monte Stevens and Randy O'Donnell officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


WENDELL ANDERSON

Wendell V. Anderson, 62, of Chillicothe, died 10:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born October 28, 1938, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Harry V. and Ruth Crabtree Anderson. He was also predeceased by this stepfather, Robert Edwards. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Jane and Wayne Wilburn, of Frankfort; a niece and several nephews; and special friend Davy Staley. Wendell had served in the US Air Force for six years and was retired from the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ware Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends my call at Wareճ from 6-8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Adena Hospice Services, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 07 Jul 2001

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MADISON ARGANBRIGHT

Mr. S.W. Arganbright of West Jefferson, formerly a Londonderry resident, has been informed of the death at Hedrick, Iowa, of his father, Mr. Madison Arganbright. Mr. Arganbright was 90 years of age and a brother of the late T. Ewing Arganbright of Chillicothe. Surviving are Mr. S.W. Arganbright of West Jefferson, Mrs. Mae Cozad of Londonderry, and three sons and two daughters in Iowa. Funeral services were conducted, Monday, at his home in Hedrick, Iowa.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 23 Aug 1937

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


HAROLD ARMSTRONG

Harold E. "Army" Armstrong, 92, of Chillicothe, died 9:20 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, in the Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born May 5, 1908, in Chillicothe, to the late James and Jenny Waft Armstrong. He was married January 14, 1955, to A. Lillian Morris, who died January 9, 2000. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Charles Kerr, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Sally Armstrong, Chillicothe; six grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Eby, Clyde, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Harold Armstrong Jr., and his wife, June; a sister; and three brothers. Army served in the 8th Army Air Corps during World War II, had been a carpenter and had retired from the Chillicothe Post Office. He was a member of VFW Post 108 and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 757. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Ware Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends may call at Ware's from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 11 May 2000

 


CLETUS ARNOLD

Cletus E. Arnold, 79, 777 Eastern Ave., Chillicothe, died 8:25 p.m. Sunday at his home after an extended illness. Born August 16, 1899, in New Holland, he was the son of Milton and Martha Jane Arnold. Mr. Arnold was retired from the U.S. Shoe Corporation. He was married March 30, 1917, to Mabel Hicks, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Imogene) Davis, Chillicothe; two sons, Vernon E. and Alvin L. Arnold, both of Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Arnold, Leesburg Rt. 2. A grandson, four sisters and five brothers preceded him in death. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe, with Rev. Dormal West officiating and burial in New Holland Cemetery.

New Holland Leader, New Holland, Ohio; 15 Mar 1979

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


ALICE ATER

Alice Christine Ater, 87, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at Adena Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Westmoreland Place for the past year. Christine was born August 4, 1912, to Wright Porter and Elizabeth (Bess) Caroline Haynes Maddux. She was a 1929 graduate of Frankfort High School where she was a member of the championship girls' basketball team. She was a lifetime member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church where she was active as a choir member, Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and member of the United Methodist Women. Other activities included Child Evangelism Fellowship and the Auxiliary of Gideons International. Christine was preceded in death by her parents; her infant sister, Roberta; her stepmother, Vera Hartsook Maddux; her husband of 62 years, Howard C. Ater; and her daughter, Sarah Christine Ater Loughran. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Carolyn Ater, Lubbock, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David H. and Shirlee Ater, Chillicothe; son-in-law, Dr. E. Dan Loughran, Albuquerque, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Lori Christina Ater Coppel and her husband, Paul, of Gahanna, Ohio, Nancy Carolyn Loughran, Los Angeles, California, Michael Maddux Ater and his wife, Jennifer, Chillicothe, and Glenn Howard Loughran, Santa Fe, New Mexico; six great-grandchildren, Stephen Paul, John David, Kevin Standish, and Christina Loren Coppel and Autumn Christine and Ryan Michael Wathen. The funeral service will be at the Frankfort Methodist Church on Saturday, January 22, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Tim Benkert and the Reverend Glen Hiles off iciating. Burial will follow at the Frankfort Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 20.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

 


ALLISON ATER

Allison (Allie) Ater, 74, native of Ross County, died Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Scott Rest Home in Chillicothe. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Strueve Funeral Home in Chillicothe and burial was made in the Brown's Chapel cemetery, southeast of Clarksburg.

Fayette Times - 07 Mar 1941

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


WILLIAM ATWOOD

William E. Atwood, 78, of Diehl Street, Chillicothe, died 2:13 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001, at his residence following a short illness. He was born December 25, 1922, in Ross County to the late Orville and Corda Williamson-Atwood. He was married April 10, 1976, to Delores Woltz, who survives, along with daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Robert Wurzbach, of Bainbridge; sons and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Cathy Atwood, of Chillicothe, William Atwood and Greg Atwood, both of Londonderry; stepchildren, Debra and husband, Bill Conner, of Pickerington, and Tricia Lowe, of Radcliff, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Lowell Pollock, of Bourneville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter; stepsons, John and Dwight Montgomery; two brothers, Jim and Lester; two sisters, Ruby and Celia; two infant granddaughters and an infant great-granddaughter. William served in the Army during World War II and had been the owner of several businesses in Chillicothe. He was a member of the Free Holiness Mission and a life member of the DAV Chapter 18. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday in the ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends may call at Warճ from 6-8p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Adena Hospice Services, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 07 Jul 2001

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ERNEST AUGUSTUS

Ernest Augustus, 86, of 252 Church Street., died at 7:35 pm Tuesday at the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are being handled by the Ware Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service in Greenlawn Cemetery will follow cremation. He was born July 3, 1894, to W.D. and Ellen Jane Shively Augustus in Chillicothe. He was married on Nov. 29, 1919, to the former Helen Ritter, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Sheridan of Chillicothe, and one son, E. Alan Augustus of Arleta, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He retired from the Mead Corp. in 1959 as safety director. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 62, the Mead Foreman's Club, Rotary and Phi Delta Theia fraternity. He was also active in the Boy Scouts. Memorial contributions may be made tot he Boy Scouts of America, 991 E. Main St.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - Nov 1980

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


HARRIETT AULT

Mrs. Harriett Ann Ault, 69, wife of Charles M. Ault, of Sargents, died Saturday [28 Jul 1945] at 2:15 a.m. at her home of a heart ailment. She was a member of the Methodist church at Sargents. She was born December 3, 1875, in Scioto County, daughter of David and Mary Ellen McKenzie. Beside her husband, Mrs. Ault is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Samuel E. Miller, of Lexington, Ky; four brothers, Albert McKenzie, of Sciotoville; Earl McKenzie, of Lucasville, Clarence and Ray McKenzie, of New Boston; three sisters, Mrs. Molly E. Brown, of Oakland, Calif; Mrs. Harlan Brown, of Stockdale; and Mrs. J. H. Zaler, of Lucasville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday at two p.m. at the Lucasville Methodist church in charge of Rev. Waid C. Radford. Interment was in the Lucasville cemetery under the direction of the Gregg funeral home.

Republican Herald, Waverly OH; 02 Aug 1945

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


EMMA AUSTILL

Emma Jane Austill was born Dec. 3, 1869, and departed this life Nov. 25, 1918, aged 48 years, 11 months and 22 days. She was the daughter of Isaac Newton and Caroline Johnson Austill, and leave to mourn her loss: her mother, three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Armsey of Chillicothe, Mrs. Jacob Lauerman of Portsmouth and Mrs. Frank Spurck of Darlington, Maryland, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Her father preceded her in death May 19, 1917. She had been a member of the Piketon M. E. church since the pastorate of the Rev. D. S. Porter. She was a charter member of the Magnolia Lodge Daughters of Rebekah of Piketon and also of the Daughters of America of Portsmouth. All during her father's illness she stayed constantly with him, attending to every want and humering every whim. After his death she gave all her time to the care of her mother and the other members of her family. Hers was a life of devotion not only to her family but to anyone who needed a friend.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth OH; 29 Nov 1918

Contributed by: Shirley Houk

 


JOSEPH BADER

Joseph Bader, Hopetown, died Saturday afternoon at his residence, death resulting from an attack of apoplexy, March 4. Mr. Bader was born July 31, 1849, in Chillicothe, and has been a life ong resident of Ross County, He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are two children, Mrs. C. H. Mayhugh, Columbus; and Mrs. Seney West, Hopetown. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Tuesday at the residence, with Rev. Price officiating.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 04 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


KATHERINE BADER

TO ETERNAL PEACE. Mrs. Katharine Bader, an Aged German Resident of This City Summoned to her Eternal Reward. - Another of Chillicothe's old German residents passed away yesterday noon, in the person of Mrs. Katherine Bader, of Park street. Death resulted from the infirmities attendant on old age. The deceased was seventy-nine years of age. She was born in Bavaria, Germany, but emigrated to America when only fourteen years of age and settled at Circleville. Some years later she removed to this city, where she had since made her home. She was a widow, her husband having died in 1857. The deceased leaves the following children to mourn her sad leave taking: Mr. Joseph Bader, Mrs. Charles Limie and Mrs. Conrad Leichner, all of this city. The funeral will take place from the late residence, 270 Park Street. Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock Rev. Bohnen will conduct the funeral services and the interment will be at Greenlawn.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 28 Mar 1898

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


PETER BADLEY

Peter Dallas Badley died May 28, 1940 at his home here. Born in Union Twp. April 21, 1860, s/o William and Anna Flesher Badley. In 1910, he married Lizzie May Skinner who died in 1920. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald of Greenfield. Burial at Brown's Chapel.

The Clarksburg Star - Clarksburg, OH - 31 May 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


EDITH BAIRD

DIED AT HOME OF PARENTS SATURDAY, FUNERAL AND BURIAL MONDAY - Edith Pauline, the oldest child of Fred and Lillie Stevenson Baird, was born near Atlanta, Ohio, September 9, 1909, and departed this life at the home of her parents in Ross Co, March 11,1922, aged 12 years, five months and two days, her death resulting from endocarditis, after an illness of 28 days. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother, Robert, and one sister, Irene. The funeral was held from the Brown Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Monday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Mr. Sudlow, interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Union Herald - Circleville, Pickaway Co OH; 11 Mar 1922

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


ANNA BARBEE

The remains of Mrs. Anna Barbee, whose death was announced yesterday, arrived from Hamden this afternoon and was taken to the home of her brother, Mr. Val Griesheimer, on Jefferson Ave., from where the funeral ill take place at two o'clock tomorrow, Saturday afternoon. The deceased a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griesheimer, was the wife of Mr. Fred Barbee, the B and O and SW engineer. Her death occurred at her home in Hamden at seven oգlock Wednesday evening. She leaves behind her husband and four children. Her brothers are Valentine, Frank, Charles, George, William, and Louis. She leaves one sister, Mina. She was a woman of many lovable traits of character and her death is most sadly felt. Interment will be at Greenlawn.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH ; 12 Oct 1900

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


RUSSEL BARBEE

Russel Homer Barbee, 63, of 5226 Gaymon Drive, Hilliard, died June 22, in Doctors Hospital Hospital, Columbus. He was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Jackson. He was married to Margaret {Dempsey} Barbee who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Freda Barbee, Chillicothe; two sons, Russel Jr., Logan, Frank, at home; a daughter, Ruth, at home; three grandchildren; the following brother and sisters, Donald Barbee, Chillicothe, Geraldine Hutton, Texas, Irene Spradlin and Imogene Martin, both of Chillicothe, Robert Barbee, Piketon; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. Mr. Barbee was a graduate of Ohio University, Athens, and Franklin University, Columbus. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Defense Department. He was a member of the D.A.V. Capital City Chapter III and the American Legion, Jackson. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial will follow in Siegler Cemetery, Ross County. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday. [NB: His parents were Homer Judson Barbee ("Jud") and Freda Whetstone.]

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 24 Jun 1985

Contributed by: Dean Hickman


BARBER, BETTY J.


Betty J. Barber, 77, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly Saturday morning March 12, 2005, at her home in Bradenton, FL. She was born May 2, 1927, in Ross County, the daughter of the late Clark and Lillian Miller McCalla. On Nov. 3, 1947, she married Reed H. Cory, who preceded her in death Dec 5, 1984. On Sept. 11, 1988, Betty married C. Ray Barber, who survives.

Also surviving are her children, John Clark (Jodi) Cory and Peggy Colleen Cory Carey, of Frankfort; her step-children, Carolyn (Tom) Sawyer, of Orlando, FL, Tim Barber, of Los Angeles, CA, Karen (Steven) Brown, of Kingwood, TX, Steven (Becky) Barber, of Marietta, GA, Kevin (Alice) Barber, of St. Simonís Island, GA, and Brian (Trish) Barber, of Frankfort; her grandchildren, Shelley Mather Meyer (Urban) and their children, Nicki, Gigi and Nate; Brian C. Cory (Nicole) and their children, Tyler and McKenzie; Kevin, Casey, Cadie and Collin Cory; and Reed and Adam Carey; sisters Roberta (Bob) Fudge of Jamestown, OH, and Maxine Gatten, of Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Cory Mather, and one brother, Neil McCalla.

Betty retired from the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center with more than 30 years of service as a registered nurse. In 1948 she graduated from the Grant Hospital School of Nursing under the World War II Cadet Nurse Program and received her bachelorís degree in nursing from Ohio University Athens in 1977. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church In Chillicothe.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort with the Rev. Glen Hiles officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Concord Township EMS, P.O. Box 616, Frankfort, OH 45628 or to the charity of oneís choice.

Chillicothe Gazette, March 14, 2005

Contributed by  Marcia Dudley.

 


WINIFRED J. BARLETT

Winifred J. Bartlett, 92, formerly of 338 Wendy Lane, Waverly, died this morning in the Bristol Convalescent Center. She was born March 22, 1898, in Chagrin falls. She was the widow of Frank Bartlett Jr. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will not be observed. Arrangements are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARTHA BARNHART

Martha Ellen Barnhart, 70, of Bainbridge, died at 7:56 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Greenfield Area Medical Center. Mrs. Barnhart was born in Ross County, Ohio, on June 3, 1931, the daughter of Harold D. and Nora (Spurgeon) Hester. Her husband is Donald 'Jake' Barnhart. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 19 Oct 2001

Martha Ellen Barnhart, 70, of Bainbridge died at 7:56 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Greenfield Area Medical Center. She was born June 3, 1931, in Ross County, the daughter of Harold D. Hester and Nora (Spurgeon) Hester. She is survived by her husband, Donald 'Jake' Barnhart, whom she married on Nov. 10, 1951; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Lloyd Clouser, of Bainbridge; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sharmin Barnhart, of Bainbridge, Rodger and Marsha Barnhart, of Chillicothe, and Jeff and Lori Barnhart, of Bainbridge; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven sisters and four brothers. She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and both parents. She was a homemaker and was a graduate of Buckskin High School. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield, where the Rev. Paul Goshorn will officiate. Burial will be in the South Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Fruitdale United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Corbin, 2555 Pricers Ridge, South Salem, OH 45681."

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 19 Oct 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


OLA BARR

Ola Jane Barr, 44, of 13169 McWilliams Rd., Greenfield, died 9 p.m. Sunday at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Ross County, the daughter of Robert H. and Mary Cross Zurface. She was a past worthy matron of the Greenfield Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Barr is survived by her parents, Robert H. Zurface of Florida, and Mary Cross Zurface of Thrifton; her husband, Darrell R. Barr, to whom she was married Aug. 15, 1955; one son, Dennis L. Barr of Greenfield; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Deborah) Henderson of Bellevue, Wash., Mrs. John (Deanna) Massie of Chillicothe and Deidra M. Barr, at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Robert F. Zurface of Cherry Point, N. C.; and one sister, Mrs. David (Sarah) Watts of Greenfield Rt. 3. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Murray's Funeral Home, Greenfield, with Rev. Robert K. Blaine officiating and burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Eastern Star service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield OH; 23 Apr 1979

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


SARAH BARTHELMAS

BARTHELMAS BODY AT FORMER HOME - The remains of Mrs. Sarah Ann Barthelmas, aged 60, who died in Columbus Monday [30 Dec 1929], are at her old home at 132 W. Mill St. [Circleville], where friends may view them until time for burial Thursday at 9 a.m. Mrs. Barthelmas is survived by three children, Virgil, at whose home she died; Fred Barthelmas and Mrs. Pauline Wells of Chillicothe.

Circleville Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH; 02 Jan 1930

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MARJORIE BARTLEY

Marjorie M. Bartley, 74, of Greenfield, died at 7:06 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Edgewood Manor, Greenfield, following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 25, 1927, in Ross County, the daughter of the late William T. and Bertha Fannon Kinnamon. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Rainsboro Church of Christ in Christian Union. On Nov. 2, 1990, she was married to Herbert Bartley, who survives. She is also survived by her children, William John Rube, William Rube, Jr. and Geraldine Newland, all of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (George) Wonderleigh, of Washington C.H., and Mary (Robert) Houser, of Frankfort; brother, Robert Kinnamon, of Chillicothe. She was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Kinnamon and one grandson. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Ebright Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Neil Matson. Interment will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 05 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


MARIE BATES

Marie Bates, 89, formerly of Chillicothe, died Saturday at 10:30 am at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis (Waneta) Norman, 364 Meadow Lane, Circleville. She was born in Ross County on Aug. 16, 1891, to Elihu and Alic Roach Nixon. She was married to Louis Bates who died Feb. 12, 1970. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Blanche Nixon, and a brother, Bert Nixon, both of Columbus; and a great-grandson. Her funeral was to be held today at 1:30 pm at the Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home, Circleivlle, with the burial in Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lattaville. The Rev. Carl Butterbaugh was to officiate.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - Nov 1980

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


JOSEPH BEATTY

Joseph Beatty, aged eighty-seven, passed away at his home, 236 south Walnut Street at 7:30 pm Saturday, following an illness of six months, due to apoplexy. He served during the Civil War as a private in the 114th Ohio Volunteeers. Four children survive. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, at the residence with Rev. Kelley Johnson officiating. Interment in the Frankfort cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 12 Aug 1923

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


ERSKIE BEECHLER

Erskie Beechler, 85, 634 S. Washington St., Greenfield, died 8:45 a.m. Sunday [21 Nov 1976] at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Chillicothe. Born Nov. 8, 1892, in Ross County, he was the son of Watt and Rachel E. Cox Beechler. Mr. Beechler served in the Army in World War I. He is survived by his second wife, the former Hazel Hester, whom he married in 1964. Also surviving are four sons, Raymond W. Beechler, Frankfort Rt. 2; Erskie Beechler Jr., Greenfield; Lawrence Edward Beechler, Springfield, and John Robert Beechler, Springfield; six daughters, Mrs. Seymore (Erma) Radcliff, Greenfield; Mrs. John (Virginia) Jarrels, Springfield; Mrs. Carl (Jessie) McCoy, Wellston Rt. 2; Mrs. James (Martha) Null, Springfield; Mrs. Mary Brickman, Springfield, and Mrs. Dorothy Parks, Springfield; 37 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ernest Beechler, Bainbridge Rt. 1; Oscar Beechler, Lyndon Rt. 1; Edward Beechler, Lyndon Rt. 1, and Walter Beechler, Pleasant Lake, Ind., and five sisters, Miss Anna Beechler, South Salem; Mrs. Ed (Gladys) Wisecup, Lyndon Rt. 1; Mrs. Mary Skaggs, Bainbridge, Mrs. Art Ward, Lyndon Rt. 1, and Mrs. Frank (Sarah) Newell, Greenfield. His first wife, Mrs. Margaret J. Beechler, died in 1961. Also predeceasing Mr. Beechler in death were three grandchildren, two sisters and one brother. Funeral service for Mr. Beechler will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Baptist Church. Rev. Eugene Fligor and Rev. Robert Combs will officiate and burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Murray's Funeral Home, Greenfield.

Times-Gazette, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 22 Nov 1976

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


MYRTLE BEECHLER

Mrs Myrtle Marie Beechler, 47, wife of Walter Beechler, Lyndon Rt. 1, died Saturday at 11:05 p.m. in Greenfield Municipal Hospital. She suffered a stroke about 8 o'clock that evening while visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Grimsley, 322 Mirabeau st. She had been discharged from the hospital last Tuesday after a week's hospitalization. Born at Rock Mills March 16, 1907, she was a daughter of Mrs. Bessie Carman and the late Wilbur Carman and passed most of her life in this community. In addition to her husband and mother, she leaves nine children; Edward Hamilton, of Washington C. H.; Mrs. Grimsley; Wilbur Storts, U.S. Army, Ft. Devens, Mass.; Phyllis Storts, of Xenia; Ray Storts, Frankfort; and James, Carolyn, Rita and Michael Beechler, all at home; and a sister and three brothers: Mrs. Audra Puckett and Theodore Carman, of Greenfield; Robert, of Columbus, and Kenneth, of Dayton. Mrs. Beechler was a member of the United Brethren church. Service will be read by Rev. Frank Milner Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Strueve funeral home, with interment in South Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. [NB: The parents of Myrtle's mother, Bessie Agnes (Hollar) Carman 1887-1980, were George Freeland Hollar 1855-1936, and Alice Oretta (Miller) Hollar 1869-1936. The parents of George Freeland Hollar were Gibbeon Hollar and Sarah (Hester) Hollar. The parents of Alice Oretta (Miller) Hollar were Thomas Garland Miller 1826- 1869 and Nancy Agnes (Hixson) Miller 1830-1905. The parents of Myrtle's father, William "Wilbur" C. Carman 1879-1954, were William Carman and Lydia Roff.]

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield OH; c1954

Contributed by: Ralph W. Cokonougher

 


FRANK BEELER

Frank Beeler, 75, Massieville farmer, died at his home Sunday morning after an illness of five months.
He was born in Twin Township, Ross County, on May 1, 1880, a son of William and Caroline Fields Beeler. On Dec 06, 1908 he married Eva Perdue, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Philip of the Lunbeck Road, Herman of Massieville and Frank Jr. of Chillicothe, Route 8; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Clemmons of Chillicothe and Miss Margaret, at home; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dewitt and Charles Beeler, both of Chillicothe; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Brust and Mrs. Ida Aid, both of Chillicothe. A daughter, three sisters and two brothers predeceased him.

Mr. Beeler was a member of the Hilltop Mission.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Household of Faith, Massieville, with the Rev. Ben Ward officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery under direction of the Ware Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Beeler residence after 6 p.m. Monday.

Chillicothe Gazette, May 3, 1954

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley


MARGUERITE BELLAMY

Marguerite L. Bellamy, 84, of Circleville, passed away March 22, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of Oscar and Bessie (King) Parks. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, atttended Rio Grande and Ohio Universities. After working several years in the family business, she and her husband, Raney, moved to Circleville where they farmed, worked as real estate brokers and developers until their retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Raney; sister, Martha Parks, and brother, Melvin Parks. She is survived by a son, Timothy (Laurie) of West Alexandria, Ohio; twin daughters, Deborah (David) Hill of Washington C. H. and Dorinda (John) Splint of Aurora, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Nicole Goldsmith, Shane, Shawn, and Timothy Bellamy, Evan Hill, Ryan Lutz, and Heather Gleason; 10 great-grandchildren, Nathan and Katelyn George, Rylea and Eli Lutz, Hannah and Samantha Goldsmith and Chase, Tanner and Mackenzie Bellamy; brothers, Raymond (Frances) Parks of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Norman (Jean) Parks of Washington C. H.; sisters, Mac (Kenneth) Hughes and Eula (Robert) Lambert of Washington C. H.; Marjorie (James) Hughes of Frankfort, Mary Parks of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Marilyn Volz of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Burial will be in the Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Family reequests contributions to Hospice of Pickaway County.

Jackson Times-Journal, Jackson OH; 26 Mar 2002

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


MYRON BENNER

Myron W. Benner, 58, Columbus, formerly of Chillicothe, died Tuesday morning, 06 Jun 2000, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born 16 Feb 1942 at Columbus to the late Paul K and Gwendolyn Steiner Benner. Surviving are his ex-wife, Doralou Benner, Reynoldsburg; son and daughter-in-law, Myron W. II and Penny L. Benner, Kansas OK; daughter and son-in-law, Chrystal L and Paul Kotlinski; and daughter, Angela S Benner, Columbus; four grandchildren, James Benner, Thomas Nutter and John and Michael Kotlinski; brother and sister-in-law, E. Ray and Joanne Benner, Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Arnold. Myron had served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired diesel mechanic. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ware Funeral Home, with Reverend Jack Norman officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 08 Jun 2000

 


HARLEY BENSON

Harley J. 'Red' Benson, age 73, of 1001 McClain Avenue, Greenfield, died Thursday, August 1 at his residence. He was born August 1, 1922 in Ross County, the son of Charles and Harriet (Spurgeon) Benson. He married Emma Mae Downs, who survives, on June 28, 1947. Mr. Benson was a World War II Army veteran, VFW member, a former volunteer for the Greenfield Fire Department and a former employee of Greenfield Research. He was retired after 48 years as an employee of U.S. Shoe Corp. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kandy Benson of Good Hope; one daughter, Brenda Sue Wise of Greenfield; two granddaughters and husbands, Melissa and Randy Bosier of Leesburg and Heather and Paul Hess of Greenfield; two sisters, Ethel Bennett and Goldie Wilson of Greenfield; one great grandson, Dalton Hess; and three step-grandchildren. Mr. Benson was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 5, 1996 at Murray Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Greenfield VFW and the Bainbridge American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12-1 and after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 02 Aug 1996

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


JAMES BETSCH

James F. Betsch, 42, died early today at his home at Frankfort. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 25 Mar 1977

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ARTIE BEYERLY

Mrs. Artie May Beyerly, 81, widow of attorney Wade J. Beyerly Sr., died at 11:56 pm Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Byers, 248 West Second St. She had been ill about two days. Born in Richmond Dale on Oct. 5, 1872, she was a daughter of Jacob and Samantha Leach Sigler. She married Mr. Beyerly on Jan. 31, 1891, and he died on Aug. 15, 1945. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Esther G. Poore of Lakewood, Mrs Helen S. Byrd of Sanderson, Texas, Mrs. Grace M. Bergman of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Byers, with whom she resided; five sons, Clare of Baltimore, Md.; Harold S., a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps at Madrid, Spain; Capt. Irwin F., with the Navy at San Francisco; Wade J. Jr., and Robert F., both of Chillicothe; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, and two brothers, Elmer Sigler of Huntington; W. Va., and Zoa Sigler of Richmond Dale, predeceased her. Mrs. Beyerly was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Ware Funeral Home, with the Rew. Dr. Harold B. Weir officiating, and interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 pm Friday.

 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARION BINNS

Marion C. Binns, 81, 311 North St., Greenfield, was dead on arrival at 10:50 a.m. at Greenfield Municipal Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1897, in Ross County, he was the son of John and Sarah Hester Binns. Mr. Binns was a retired engineer and carpenter. He was a member of Paint Aerie FOE. He was married Dec. 7, 1924, to the former Sylvia Jones, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Warren Patton, Hillsboro, and Mrs. James Buck, Greenfield; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Six brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Anderson-Strueve Funeral Home, Greenfield, with Danny Dodds officiating and burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [NB: The parents of Marion Binns were Sarah M. (Hester) Binns, b. abt. 1859, and James Dickey Hester, b. abt. 1817. The mother of Sarah M. (Hester) Binns was Rebecca (Hixson) Hester. The parents of James Dickey Hester were Henry Allison Hester, b. 1781, d. 1833, and Rebecca (Roberts) Hester, b. 1782, d. 1833. The parents of Henry Allison Hester were John Lawrence Hester (or Hoester), b. abt. 1738, d. abt. 1785, and Mary Margaret (__) Hester, b. abt. 1745, d. abt. 1800.]

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield, Ohio; 28 Mar. 1979

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


VERONA BISHOP

Verona M. VanBibber Stevens Bishop, age 77, of Wellston, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her residence. She was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Wellston, and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nellie Gray VanBibber. Mrs. Bishop was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Sandra (Jerry) Bobo of Jackson, Carolyn (Gary) Stover of Jackson, Tom (Patty) Stevens of Wellston, John (Mary) Stevens of Wellston, Randy (Debbie) Bishop of Ray, Greg Bishop of Wellston and Rick Bishop of Wellston; special friend, Paula King of Wellston; sisters, Helen Fain of Springfield, Berneda Flannery of Chillicothe and Hilda Montgomery of Hamden; brothers Tom Vanbibber of Upper Sandusky and Ronnie VanBibber of Florida; as well as 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Stevens; son, Jimmy Dale Stevens; brothers, Gould VanBibber and Arthur Sonny VanBibber Jr.; sister, Colis VanBibber and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 19, at 11 a. m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 9 p.m.

Wellston Telegram, Wellston OH; 17 May 2001

Contributed by: Raymond Phillips

 


ABRAHAM BLACK

Last Rites Sunday for Clell Black, 82 (Abraham Shoults Black); Resident of Many years expires late Thursday Evening at Hospital in Danville. June 31, 1947 - Clell Black, 83, one of Milford's oldest citizens, passed away at 11:30 P.M. last Thursday in Lake View hospital in Danville. Mr. Black had been in ill health for some time and a patient in the hospital the past few weeks. The deceased was born August 12, 1864 in Rose [Ross County, Ohio the son of Abe and Rosan Schultz Black.

He was united in marriage with Dora Peters who died in 1922. Ten years later he was rewed to Mrs. Eva Musser at Kentland, Indiana. He had resided the past 65 years in the Milford vinicity. Two children, Mrs. Jennie Fleming of Milford and Howard Black of Hot Springs, N.M. survive him in death. Other survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Black, Milford and Mrs. Dora Briscoe, DeGrass, Ohio, and three grandchildren, Kathryn Fleming of Milford, Leroy Doff, of New Mexico and Francis Black, in addition to five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday at the Barker Funeral Home with Rev. W. G. Anderson officiating and Rev. Pearle Hasselbring offering prayer at the service and at the cemetery. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery. A quartet composed of Maxwell Crawford, Dick Barker, Dale Keen and Ronald Brewer, accompanied by John Piersol at the piano, sang the hymns "Abide With Me" and "In the Cross". Serving as pallbearers were Clarence Scheiwe, Buryl Hawthorne, Kenneth Richart, Fred Brewer, Fred Swadley and Harold Romine; Mesdames Fred Brewer, A. L. Hixson, Henry Hulse and Kenneth Richart were in charge of the flowers.
[NB: Typo errors in this obit are as written in the text from the paper (e.g., DeGass, Ohio is DeGraff, Ohio.]

Watseka Republican, Watseka, Iroquois Co IL - 31 Jul 1947

 

Contributed by: Lucy D. Briscoe Green

 


OLGA BLACK

Olga Catherine Black, 87, of Columbus, passed from this life 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. She was born April 4, 1912, in Columbus, to Scott C. and Rose Scharenberg Blair. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Louella Cozad, New Lexington; daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona and William Hardesty, and Shirley and Charles Horsley, Sr.; son-in-law, Donald Kellough, Chillicothe; special friend, Kenneth "Red" Lee, Columbus; grandchildren, Keith (Linda) Cozad, New Jersey, Susan (David) Boyle, New Lexington, Tony (Nancy) Cozad, Bill (Lisa) Cozad, Terry (Teresa) Cozad, Tom (Wendy) Cozad and Mathew (Linda) Cozad, New Lexington, Mickie (Gary) Rigsby, Sheri (Paul) Hurles, Kathy Jo (Duane) Smith, Scot (Regina) Hardesty, Chillicothe, Karen Holt, Chillicothe, Kevin Jones, Los Angeles, Calif., Cindy Mays, Columbus, Sandra (Jeff) Leeth, Chillicothe, Charles (Donnette) Horsley, Jr., Newark; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nieces and nephews; several cousins; and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Charlotte Kellough; a sister, Margaret Arrowood; husbands, Oscar Cozad and Orville Black; and two infant grandchildren. Olga Catherine graduated from Waverly High School and was retired from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbus, Ohio. She had an abiding love for her family. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and growing flowers. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. William Snider at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2000, at Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., Columbus. A graveside service will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2000, at the funeral home.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

 


ROSANNA BLACK

Mrs. Rosanna Black died at her home east of Milford, Monday, after a long illness, aged seventy two years, one month and twenty one days. Mrs. Black was a sufferer from bronchitis. Four years ago she had an attack of lagrippe and pneumonia from which she never recovered, and had been confined to her bed since last Thanksgiving. Roseanna Lightle, was born mary [sic] 4th 1834, in Ross County Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. March 4, 1852, she was married to Abraham Black and to this union eight children were born: Mrs. Mary Jane Conner, living near Milford; Samuel A., who died about two weeks ago: George A., of Quincy Ohio, Mrs. John T. Jensen, of Rosenburg, Texas: William L., Abraham S., Elizabeth Belle, and Lillie Dora, all of Milford, The family moved to Fayette County Ohio, in 1870, where they resided for ten years, moving to this county [Iroquois Co IL] in 1880, where she has since resided. Mr. Black died May 6, 1896. In early life Mrs. Black united with the Methodist Protestant Church and lived a consistent Christian life, Always zealous in the cause of the Lord and taking a great interest in all religious matters. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and her entire life was devoted to the welfare of her family and friends. During her last illness she suffered much, but bore all with Christian fortitude and died in the hope triumphant of a life beyond the grave. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. T. Killip, of Cissna Park, and the body was laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Iroquois County Republican, Watseka IL - 27 Jun 1906

Contributed by: Lucy D. Briscoe Green

 


LEVI BLAIR

Levi Blair Jr., of 27721 Ohio 207, Clarksburg, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1992, at a Chillicothe hospital [VA Hospital]. A retired truck driver, he was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Paintsville, KY, a son of the late Levi and [Nancy] Evaline Williams Blair. He was a World War II army veteran and a member of the United Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Muriel Jean Whaley Blair, whom he married Sept. 20, 1945; three sons, Roger and Dayle Blair, both of Westland, Mich., and William Blair, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Carol) Kish of Rockwood, Mich., Nancy Blair of Toledo, Janet Sayre and Mrs. David (Gayle) Jones, both of Clarksburg, and Betty Dickson of Westland, Mich.; two brothers, Henry Blair of Carroll, Ohio, and Curtis Blair of Kingston; two sisters, Lucy Jones of VanLear, Ky., and Mrs. Weldon (Mazel) Davis of Carroll; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Phillis Blair; two brothers, Thomas and Bazil, and two sisters, Shella Sohn and Hazel Blair. Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1992, at 10:30 a.m. at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, with Rev. Walter Snyder officiating, and interment in Waverly Evergreen Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday.

Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth OH; 19 Oct 1992

Contributed by: Janet Sayre

 


MURIEL BLAIR

Muriel Jean Blair, 76, formerly of Clarksburg, Ohio, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born on August 19, 1925, in Waverly, Ohio, the daughter of the late Daniel Whaley and Annabelle (McKinney) Whaley. On September 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Levi Blair Jr, who preceded her in death on October 16, 1992. Surviving are 3 sons: Roger (Diana) Blair and Dayle (Doleen) Blair, both of Westland, Michigan, and William Blair of Clarksburg, Ohio; give daughters: Carol (Joseph) Kish of Brownstown, Michigan, Nancy Blair of Toledo, Ohio, Janet Sayre of Clarksburg, Ohio, Betty (Frank) Purol of Westland, Michigan, and Gayle (David) Jones of Clarksburg, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Muriel was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Blair; two brothers, George and Henry Whaley; six sisters, Cora Pettit, Mary Askins, Sarah Sager, Louise Newton, Ina Sager and Ruth Adams. Muriel worked at Adena Regional Medical Center, Housekeeping and Laundry. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2001, at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Ohio, with Rev. James Blanton officiating. Buriel will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. [NB: When Dad, died the Rev. that officiated had never even met him when he was alive. Since our cousin, James Blanton, had become a reverend, we asked him to officiate.]

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; c 27 Sep 2001

Contributed by: Janet Sayre

 


MANUEL BLAKE

Manuel "Pepsi" Blake, Jr., 51, of 322 N. High St., died 1:40 pm, Tuesday, in St. Anthony's Hospital, Columbus, after a brief illness. His funeral will be held at the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Norman officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military graveside rights will be held. Calling hours are after 5 pm Thursday at the funeral home. He was born July 29, 1930, in Ross County to Manuel Sr. and Leona Mary Quick Blake. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a life member and past commander of American legion Post 62, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 108. Surviving are his mother, with whom he lived; two daughters, Miss Starla Blake, Columbus, and Mrs. Leonard (Robin) Butterbaugh, Chillicothe; five sons, E-5 Ricky R. , US Army, Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert E. and Randy I., Chillicothe, E-5 Ronnie J., and E-4 Manuel III, US Army, Germany.; six sisters, Mrs. Rosemary Reed, Stuart, Fla., Mrs. Wilbur (Edith) Diddle, Intercession, Fla., Mrs. Russell (Gloria) Rutter and Mrs. Eddie (Jean) Waters, Chillicothe, Mrs. William (Garnet) Brown, Springfield, and Janet L. Blake, at home; two brothers, Harry L. Blake, Chillicothe, and John L. Blake, Fort Pierce, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Chillicothe Gazette , Chillicothe OH; 04 Aug 1980

Contributed by: Amanda Halasz

 


MAUDE BLAZER

Mrs. Maude Marie Blazer, 57, Frankfort, Route 1, died in Chillicothe Hospital at 3:45 am after an extended illness. A native of Frankfort, she was born Feb. 16, 1897, a daughter of Isaac and Phoebe Raines Finley. On March 12, 1916 she married Millard (Mid) Blazer, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward Kellstadt of Columbus; a son, Fay Blazer of Frankfort; a brother, Charles Finley of Cozaddale; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home, with the Rev. H.A. Liggett officiating, and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 pm Friday.

 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CHARLES BLISS

Charles F. Bliss, 67, formerly of Florida, died 10:40 pm Sunday, April 26, 1992, in Winter Song Village, Washington C.H., following several months illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Pickaway County to Edward C. and Ocie Violet Bliss. He is survived by a son, James Bliss, Oklawaha, Fla.; two grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Stallsmith; a brother, Paul and his wife, Blanche Bliss, all of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, his mother, Ocie Price; a brother and two sisters. Mr. Bliss was a carpenter and a plasterer and had served in the Navy during World War II. Following cremation, burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - 27 Apr 1992

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


PAUL BLISS

Paul L. Bliss Sr., 79, of Chillicothe, died at 12:32 pm Thursday, April 2, 1998, in the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center, folowing a six month illness. He was born December 9, 1918, in Franklin County, to the late Edward and Ocie Violet Bliss. He was married April 28, 1956, to Blanche Arledge Cunningham, who survives. Also surviving are daughter, Wilma Jean DeWeese of Chllicothe; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul L. II and Virginia Bliss, of McDermott, Ohio, George Daniel and Crystal Bliss and Randy and Bev Bliss, all of Chillicothe; 17 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Stallsmith, of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Paul served in the Army during World War II, and had received the Purple Heart in the Western Pacific. He had been an electrician and welder for 35 years, having been a memer of the I.B.E.W. Local 88 of Chillicothe. he was also a member of the American Legion Post 62 and Amvets Post 4. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Monday in the Ware funeral Home, with Rev. John Hocker officiating. Burial will follow in Springbank Cemetery, where there will be military graveside rites by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends my call at Ware's from 6-8 pm Sunday.

 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


AUGUSTA BOBBLETT

Final rites for Mrs. Augusta Bobblett, 126 W. Water St, were held Friday afternoon at the Root Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Gallaugher officiating. Interment was in Schooley Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. M. Stevens, J. W. Peck, R. A. Peck and James Peck.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 04 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay


CAROL ANN BODE

Interment rites for Carol Ann Bode, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bode of near Adelphi, who died four hours after birth Sunday morning, were held at Green Summit Cemetery Monday afternoon.  Arrangements were by the L. E. Hill Funeral Home.

She was born at home and taken to Chillicothe Hospital at 11:30 a.m.

Surviving in addition to the parents are six brothers, Russell, Chester Jr., Warren, Carl, Charles and Howard, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bode of near Adelphi and Charles Danner of Ashville.

Chillicothe Gazette, May 3, 1954

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley

 


OLIVE BOGGS

Olive G. Boggs, 85, of Johnstown, died Thursday [27 Jan 2000] at her residence. She was born 14 Aug 1914 in Lewis County KY, the daughter of Walter R. Dillow and Margaret M. Campbell. She was a homemaker and was a member of the True Bible Baptist Church of Marengo. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend James. H. Boggs; daughter, Phyllis Strand; three grandsons and one granddaughter. She is survived by three daughters, Fay Brooks, Columbus, Wilma Stephens, Florida, and Sue (Phillip) Tackett, Johnstown; four sons, Bernie Boggs, Lancaster, James Boggs, Chillicothe, Ronald Boggs, Waverly, and Timothy Boggs, Jackson; five sisters, Jean Brubaker, Gibsonburg, Britain Cooper, Blue Creek, Ida Falls, Wallbridge, Erma Fritz, Gibsonburg, and Juanita Haslinger, Gibsonburg; two brothers, Clyde Dillow, Friendship, and Sidney Dillow, Portsmouth; many nieces and nephews; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home in Johnstown with Reverend James R. Smith and Reverend James Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson with graveside services planned for 2 p.m. Monday. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Pike County News-Watchman - Waverly, OH - 06 Feb 2000

 


GEORGE BOLENDER

George Bolender, 72, of Wayne Twp., died April 15 at his home west of Union Chapel. Born in Washington Twp., May 19, 1867, s/o John and Susan Leist Bolender. He married Eda Glick December 12, 1895. Surviving is his wife, 3 sons; Byron of Washington Twp., Vernon of near Williamsport, and Ralph at home; 3 brothers: Charles of Circleville, Nelson of Columbus, and Henry of Washington Twp; and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Riffle of Circleville. Burial in the Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery.

The Clarksburg Star - Clarksburg, Ross Co OH - 19 Apr 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


NEWTON BOOKWALTER

Newton Bookwalter, of Kingston, committed suicide at the home of Mrs. Lena Schaeffer, near Chillicothe, Sunday night by shooting himself with a thirty-eight caliber revolver. Bookwalter was employed as a farm laborer by Mrs. Shaeffer. The only reason that could be assigned for the rash act was despondency. A few weeks ago, he drew his money, $574, from the savings bank at Chillicothe and sent it to his mother at Kingston.

Circleville Union-Herald, Circleville OH; 05 Dec 1895

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


VIOLA BOSWORTH

Viola M. Bosworth, 80, of Chillicothe, died at 3:45 pm Monday Dec. 7, 1998, in Heartland of Chillicothe, following an extended illness. She was born May 13, 1918, in Ross county, to the late George D. and Oda O. Shasteen Arledge. She was married July 30, 1949, to C.L. "Jack" Bosworth, who survives. Also surviving by previous marriage, are daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Litchfield, of Johnstown, Ohio, and Judith and John Tomlinson, of Chillicothe; grandchildren Daniel and Brad Litchfield and Jeffrey Conard; great-grandchildren, Heather, Kristin and Berlynn Litchfield; sister, Blanche Bliss, of Chillicothe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Bosworth attended the Brookside Chruch of Christ in Christian Union. She was a 1936 graduate of Chillicothe High School and had attended Ohio University in Athens. She retired in 1980 as a medical secretary at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she had worked for 35 years. She was a member of the Aerican Legion Post 757 Auxiliary, N.A.R.F.E. and had been an active volunteer in the Vial of Life program. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, in the Ware Funeral Home, with Rev. David Dean and Rev. Dorothy Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery, Pickaway County. Friends may call at Ware's from 6-8 pm Wednesday.

 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


FRED BOUIC

Friends here have received word of the death of Fred V. Bouic of Rio Grande, a retired professor at Rio Grande College, and a former teacher of Clarksburg High School. Mr. Bouic, 89, died on Jan 28, at the Holzer Medical Center at Gallipolis. He was a native of Union County and was born at Watkins, Ohio, on July 25, 1884. He began his teaching at Clarksburg High School in 1908 to 1909. He obtained a law degree and education degree from Ohio Northern University, Ohio State University and Hamilton College in Chicago, Ill. From 1921 through 1932 he was associated with the Bankers Life Insurance Co., and from 1932 to 1940 he operated a sugar business in Cuba. After returning from public school teaching, Mr. Bouic headed the Commerce Department at Rio Grande College from 1950 until 1962. He was elected by the board of trustees of Rio Grande College to the status of professor emeritus in 1962. He remained at the college as assistant librarian until June, 1973. He was buried at the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery at Rio Grande. All of his personal property goes to the college. Mr. Bouic had returned to Clarksburg on several occasions and visited at the home of Mrs. Pryor B. Timmons and late Mr. Timmons.

New Holland Leader, New Holland OH; 14 Feb 1974

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


ROBERT BOWLES

Robert Edward Bowles, age 22, of Bainbridge, died Thursday, August 15, 1996, after suffering a heart attack. He was born July 2, 1974, in Washington, C.H., the son of Terry Robert Bowles and Debra Howard Knisely. He was a 1993 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield. Survivors include his father, Terry Bowles of Bonita Springs, Fla.; his mother and stepfather, Debra and Michael Knisely of Bainbridge; three sisters, Jamie, Jackie and Jan Bowles; one stepsister, Brandi Knisely of Texas; grandparents Robert and Beverly Howard and step-grandparents Edwin and Geraldine Knisely of Bainbridge; great-grandmother Oletha Rittenhouse of Washington C.H.; nine aunts and uncles, Susan and George Duke of Englewood, OH, Sandra and Jim Bach, Kelley and Stuart McNeil, Waneta Pooler and Carol Knisely, all of Greenfield, Shirley and Ron Leasure, Sandra and Frank White and Patricia and Mike Free of Bainbridge, and Sue Lindsay of Spring, Texas; six uncles, Scott Howard, Troy Howard, Bill and Sally Bowles, Mike and Rhonda Bowles of Bainbridge, Don and Sharon Bowles of Greenfield, and Tom and Mary Bowles of South Carolina. He is also survived by a special friend, Molly Martin of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by grandparents Edward and Chloe Bowles and Elsie Rittenhouse. Robert was employed at Ross Metal and Andy Beatty Farms. He was a member of the Bainbridge Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19 at 2 p.m. at the Bainbridge Church of Christ, where Troy Villars and Mike Free will officiate. Burial will follow in Rhoads Cemetery. Arrangements made by Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 19 Aug 1996

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


GRACE BOWMAN

Services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 am for Mrs. Grace G. Bowman of Route 5 at the Fawcett Funeral Home with the Rev R. E. Schluer officiating. Pallbearers were Cecil Clemons, Ralph Park, Harold Frank, Cleo George, Harry Chenault, and James Feazel. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 13 Aug 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


HAROLD BOWMAN

Harold 'Dean' Bowman, 73, of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed from this life June 27, 2000, at Franciscan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born to the late William D. and Grace Ward Bowman, August 25, 1926, in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen Park; and two brothers, Ward and James Bowman. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Hixson Bowman; two sisters, Maxine Lawhorn and Anne Clemmons; and one brother, Gordon Bowman. Also remaining are the very dear members of his church family, Chillicothe Baptist Church, where he was a faithful and dedicated member. Dean was loving and kind to all who knew him, having a special bond with children and youth. He served in the U.S. Army December 13, 1944, through August 16, 1946. He was an employee of Chillicothe Telephone Co. for 34 years, enjoyed his horses and farming most of his life, and was a member of the Draft Horse Association and Percheron Horse Association. Funeral services will be held at Chillicothe Baptist Church, Clinton Rd., at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with Pastor John Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Chillicothe Baptist Church, 341 Clinton Rd.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 29 Jun 2000

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


ARTHUR BOYER

Arthur H[arold] Boyer, 66, one of Waverly's prominent citizens for many years, of 119 West Second Street, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 [1969], at the Pike County Hospital following a six months illness. Born on June 20, 1903, in Ross County, near Alma, he was a son of John and Josephine (Lenox) Boyer. On June 8, 1930, he married the former Beatrice Dick, who survives at home. Also surviving are two sons, John Boyer of 402 Linden Ave., Waverly, and David Boyer of 125 West Second St., Waverly, who is a partner with his father in the funeral home; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Sharon) Snyder of Rt. 5, Chillicothe; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Harris of Chillicothe and Mrs. Morgan (Jeanette) Blessing of Akron; and two brothers, Charles Boyer of Chillicothe, and Oscar Boyer of Columbus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, one brother and one sister. Mr. Boyer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly, and a trustee of the church for many years; a Past Master of Orient Lodge #321 F and A M, a Past Patron of Chapter #99, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of all Masonic bodies; a Past Noble Grand of Lansing Lodge #369, IOOF, Past Chief Patriarch of Reed Encampment #108, and a member of Waverly Rebekah Lodge #467, IOOF. He held memberships in the Waverly Service Club, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce; was a former Trustee of National Church Residences, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Mr. Boyer was a graduate of Waverly High School and the Columbus Embalming College, and served his apprenticeship in Columbus, after which he returned to Waverly and in 1939 established the Boyer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waverly Presbyterian Church, with the pastors, Rev. Jack Pursell and Rev. Robert L. Sayre of Waverly officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:00 a.m. Thursday. There will be an Orient Lodge Service at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorial tributes be made to the Waverly Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Waverly Watchman, Waverly OH; 26 Jun 1969

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


BEATRICE BOYER

Beatrice Marian Boyer, 79, of 119 W. Second St., Waverly, died 4:40 p.m. Sept 1 [1986] in Pleasant Hill Convalescent Center. She was born Nov 1, 1907 in Pike County and was the daughter of the late Lewis and Eva Ashbaugh Dick. On June 8, 1930, she married Arthur H. Boyer who died June 24, 1969. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in law. David A. and Wilma Boyer and John L. and Caroln Boyer, all of Waverly; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Sharon and Gerald Snyder, Chillicothe; nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Boyer was a member of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church. She was a retired elementary and high school teacher having taught in Columbus and Pike County schools. She graduated in 1924 from Waverly High School and later from Wilmington College. She was a former board member of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library, Waverly. Mrs. Boyer was a member of the Junior Literary Club, Rebekah Lodge No. 467, Waverly, a 50 year member of Waverly Chapter No. 99 Order of the Eastern Star, and a former member of the Pike County Hospital Guild. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with Rev. James Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in Waverly Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. There will be a service by the Rebekah Lodge 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Contributed by: Artell Brown

 


BESSIE BOYER

Mrs. Bessie Boyer, 79, wife of George W. Boyer, Chillicothe, died Saturday [28 Jul 1945] at 6:10 a.m. at Chillicothe Hospital, following an illness of three months. She was born in Pike County on January 22, 1866, a daughter of James and Angeline Yarrington, and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Chillicothe. Beside her husband, Mrs. Boyer is survived by two sons, Oscar Boyer, of Cleveland, and Forrest Boyer, of Napoleon; a daughter, Mrs. Lavona Miller, of Waverly; and a brother, Reeder Yarrington, of Monroe, Michigan; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Monday at two p.m. at the Boyer funeral home in charge of Rev. Park Tucker of Chillicothe with interment in Waverly cemetery under the direction of A. H. Boyer.

Republican Herald, Waverly OH; 02 Aug 1945

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


CLARENCE BOYER

Clarence C. Boyer, 74, of Tarlton, died Monday morning in Berger Hospital here. He was a retired farmer. Born March 10, 1891, in Ross County, he was the son of James and Martha Kerns Boyer. He married Bessie Strausbaugh, who survives. Also surviving are seven sons, James of Commerce, Ga., George H. of Chillicothe, Route 6, Lawrence F. and Donald E. of Chillicothe, Route 3, Clarence N. and Benny H. of Route 1, and Nolan E. of Clarksburg, Route 1; three daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Smallwood of Stoutsville, Route 1; Mrs. Luther VanFassen of Circleville and Mrs. Edith Pugh of Lancaster; 28 grandchildren, a brother, James W. of Hallsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Rosa Arledge of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Bessie Strausbaugh of Bremen, and Mrs. Ada Richter of Chillicothe. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Defenbaugh Funeral Home here with the Rev. Richard Frasure officiating. Burial will be in Hallsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Circleville Herald, Circleville OH; 11 Jan 1966

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


WALTER BRANHAM

Stricken with a heart attack about 5 a.m. Monday, the Rev Walter B. Branham, 73, Route 6, died three hours later in Chillicothe Hospital. An evangelist for the last four years, the Rev Mr Branham had been failing in health. He was born in Wise County WV on Jan 2, 1886, the son of John and Belle Cleavenger Branham, and served in WWI. He was a member of the Church of God at Richmondale. Surviving are his wife, the former Missouri Hall, whom he married March 24, 1911; a daughter, Mrs. Theodore Coy, Maysville, KY; four sons, Walter Jr, this city, Herbert, Route 1, David, Route 6, and John at home; three sisters, Mrs. Spencer Adams and Mrs. Ollie Saylers, both of Haymond, Ky, and Mrs. Belle Saylers, Louisville, Ky; and a brother, Ben Branham, Seco, Ky. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Richmondale Church Of God. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, by the Ware Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the residence near the Concord Church on Route 50 east.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 06 Oct 1959

Contributed by: Rhonda Smith

 


AMERICA BRASEL

America Marcelia Brasel, daughter of Mary Coss and Samuel Maddox, was born at Chillicothe, Ohio on Feb. 20, 1852, and died Apr. 16, 1933. She came with her parents to Illinois at the age of 6 years, settling near Clay City. They came to this vicinity moving to a farm in Kinmundy Township, where she spent the remainder of her life. She gave several of her best years to teaching schools. On Feb. 10, 1872 she married John B. Brasel, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Feb. 10, 1922, then when just 10 days had passed the husband died. The couple had 11 children, 5 boys and 6 girls: Edward, Harry, John, Leland, all of Kinmundy; Roscoe, of Riverton, Wyo.; Mrs. Maude Kell of Benton, Ill.; Myrtle and Josephine at home; Marie Blackburn of Mattoon, Ill.; Bessie Weber of Aurora, Ill. One daughter, May, died 5 years ago. She also leaves 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She united with the M.E. Church at Shanghai some 40 years. Services were held from the home with interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

The Kinmundy Express, 27 Apr 1933

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


SUSAN BRIGGS

The funeral of Miss Susan V. Briggs was held at four o'clock Saturday afternoon at the residence on West Fourth street, with Rev. C. C. McKinney officiating. The pallbearers were E. L. Horney, Edward Long; Charles Jack and A. Sellenings. Interment was in Grandview.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe OH; 28 Jul 1923

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


LILLIE BRISCOE

GRAVESIDE RITES FOR FORMER RESIDENT ARE HELD HERE SUNDAY - Graveside services for Mrs. Lillie Dora Briscoe of De Graff, Ohio, formerly of Milford, were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Briscoe was born in Ross County Ohio, in 1870 and moved to near Milford in 1880. She was united in marriage to Curtis Briscoe, who preceded her in death in 1913. She is survived by three children, Miss Mable Briscoe, Mrs, Catherine Long of De Graff, and William Briscoe of Milford; Mrs. Hazel Crouch, a niece whom she raised from infancy; three grandchildren; and Mrs. Jennie Fleming, Milford, a niece. Mrs. Briscoe passed away Thursday evening, August 16 at her farm home near De Graff Ohio.

Milford Herald, Milford, Iroquois County IL, 23 Aug 1951

Contributed by: Lucy D. Briscoe Green

 


ALBERT BROCKMEYER

Albert Augustine Brockmeyer, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brockmeyer, Brown Rd., a mile south of Greenlawn Cemetery, died from spinal meningitis Sunday in Childrenճ Hospital. His illness was due to a bruise suffered when his head hit the top of an auto in which he was riding as it went over a bump in the road. Three brothers, Elroy, Wayne and Clyde, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the residence. Burial will be at the Chillicothe by the Egan Co.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Feb 1929

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ALLEN BROOKOVER

Allen G. Brookover, 87, of 60 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, and formerly of South Salem, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, August 2, 1987, at Marietta Place, Chillicothe. Born May 19, 1900 in Brown County, he was the son of John O. and Mary M. Dietrich Brookover. A member of the South Salem United Methodist Church, Mr. Brookover was a farmer and a member of the Highland County Senior Citizens. He was preceded by his wife, the former Ethel M. Cokonougher, on Oct. 9, 1982. He is survived by two sons, William and Ralph E., both of Frankfort; a daughter, Mrs. Wendell (Lenore) Lauderman of Frankfort; a foster daughter, Dorothy Davis of Chillicothe; two foster sons, Rick Jenkins of Chillicothe and Roger Jenkins of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nellie Grice of Greenfield. He was preceded by a granddaughter, two brothers and six sisters. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Murray's Funeral Home with the Rev. Gregory Swann officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday.

Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 03 Aug 1987

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


FRANK BRUST

The funeral services of the late Frank Brust were held at the German United Brethren Church at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Miller officating. The numerous and beautiful floral tributes attested to the deep respect in which the deceased was held. Interment was made at Greenlawn Cemetery. The four sons and two nephews of the deceased acted as pall bearers.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 04 Feb 1903

Contributed by: Nancy Brust Massie

 


KATHERINE BRUST

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Brust were held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at the residence on Allen Avenue with the Rev. Theodore Franklin in charge. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Albert Brust, Edward Schreiner, Karl Schreiner, Lons Schreiner, Harry Schreiner and Roy Franke.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Mar 1911

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


JOSIAH BRYAN

Mr. George Smith, of Washington Avenue [Staunton OH] received a telephone message from Sullivan county, southwestern Indiana, Tuesday, announcing the death of Mr. Joseph [sic: Josiah] Bryan, brother of Mrs. Smith, the cause being typhoid fever, of which disease the entire family, wife, two sons and a daughter, have been afflicted since sometime in August. Mr. Bryan and family were well-known residents of near Staunton, this [Fayette] county, until they sold their farm and moved to Indiana the first of February last. The deceased is a son-in-law of Isaac Wilson, near Greenfield, brother of the late Dr. John G. Wilson, of this city, and leaves a wife and two sons and a daughter, Isaac, Edward and Eva. He was aged 59 years and was a member of the Seventy-third O.V.I. in the Civil War.

1901

Contributed by: Mary Ash

 


DENNIS BRYANT

Funeral service for Dennis Eugene Bryant, 19, Route 1, Piketon, was to be held at 2 p. m. today in Pleasent Valley Community Church, west of Jasper. The Revs. Ernest Grooms and David Smith were to officiated and burial was to follow in Cotties Corner Cemetery under direction of the Howe Funeral Home, Piketon. Bryant died from head injuries received in a one-car accident Thursday midnight in Bonita Springs, Fla. Bryant was an employee of the J. W. Smith Lumber Co. Route 1, Piketon, and was in Florida on vacation. Two passengers in his car, Anthony Slagle and Eddie Aills, Camp Creek neighborhood, Route 5, Lucasville, were not injured. Bryant was born Aug. 03, 1957, in Pike County, to Corbet and Laura Blankenship Bryant. Surviving are his parents, Route 1, Piketon; seven brothers, James, Route 1, Piketon, Dick, Waynesville, Ro[clipped] Kenny, Donny, David and Doug at home; four sisters, Joyce Tomlin [clipped] Geraldine Taylor, Route 1, Piketon, Margaret Potter, Route 2, Piketon, Wanda Bryant, at home; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. [clipped] Blankenship, Piketon.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 16 May 1977

Contributed by: Patty Yoder

 


DOROTHY BUCKNER

Died October 9 in Ocala, Fl; two sons, Ernest Weber and Dewey Buckner; five daughters, Betty Mosley, Chillicothe, Martha Davis and Mary Buckner, both of Frankfort, Georgie Jones, Logan and Chris Sommers, [somewhere in] Ohio. Preceeded in death by her husband, Dewey Thomas Buckner, she had 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 15 Oct 2002

Contributed by: Kim Buckner

 


ROY BURCHEWELL

City Electrician Dies; Associates Pay Tribute; Chillicothe lost an admired employee Wednesday. -- "If he had a cause that was justified, he'd fight it out. Sometimes he won; sometimes I won. If he lost, he didn't hold any grudges. But we always parted friends," said Mayor Clark Alexander of Roy R. Burchwell. The city's chief electrician for the past 15 years, Burchwell, 57, of County Road 550 (Old U.S. 35), died Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Mt. Carmel Hospital West in Columbus. He had been ill for six weeks. "He was a good worker and will be missed by everyone," said the mayor. "Roy was good at his job and he knew his job." Burchwell's boss, City Engineer, Tom Stark, said it was Burchwell who was instrumental in the city receiving about $200,000 in new traffic control signals from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The signalization program was well under way when Burchwell was forced to go on sick leave. Six of the 19 interactions which will be affected by the program were completed under Burchwell's supervision. His protege, Tom Bales, will be acting city electrician until the results of a civil service test decide the permanent replacement. Funeral service for Burchwell will be held at 10:30 am Saturday in the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home. The Rev. William Burns will officiate and burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with graveside military rites by American Legion Post 757. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 pm Friday. Born April 5, 1992, in Ross County, he was the son of Samuel and Nola Hill Burchwell. On April 21, 1946, he was married to the former Irene Derexson, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Glenn R. and Michael K., both of Chillicothe; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Welch, Mrs. Betty Hawkins, Mrs. Hugh (Sue) Alies and Mrs. William (Mary) Luftus, all of Columbus. He was predeceased by three sisters and a twin brother. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a memeber of American Legion Post 757.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 19 Apr 1979

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


IRENE BURNS

Irene M. Burns, 89, of Chillicothe, passed from this life Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2003, in Heartland of Chillicothe, following an extended illness. She was born Mar. 12, 1914, in Jackson, Ohio, the daughter of Clifford W. and Alva Crabtree Mercer. On May 2, 1941, she married Paul Byron Burns, who preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2000. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Paulette Ann and Robert T. Nusser, a son and daughter-in-law, Chester E. and Sandy B. Burns, all of Chillicothe; grandchildren Lori Wheeler, Matthew Ryan Burns and Sarah Elaine Rounsley; five great-grandchildren, a sister, Louise Goins, Springfield, OH; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Yaple, Chillicothe. Her parents, five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Burns had been an employee of U.S. Shoe. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, in Greenlawn Cemetery, with Rev. William Mick officiating. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday (today).

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 10 Jul 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


RUSSELL BURNS

Russell Burns, age 59, of Columbus, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born October 1, 1944, in Limerick, Ohio, son of the late Chester and Lola (Beatty) Burns. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Reynolds; daughter, Kimberly (Fred) Ackerman of Woodsfield, Oh.; granddaughter, Katherine Paige Fickell; brother, Miles (Shirley) Burns of Chillicothe; sister, Shelba (Bob) Brown of Chillicothe; Kimberly's mother, Monna Burns of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2003, in the chapel of the Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, with the Rev. David R. Wilson officiating. Interment to follow at Harrison Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Franklin Co OH; 27 Nov 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


ROBERT BUTCHER

Robert D. Butcher, 78, of Walnut Creek Road, Kingston, went to be with his Lord Wednesday morning, 28 Mar 2001, at his residence. He was born 10 Dec 1922 in Ross County to Reverend James and Phoeba Ward Butcher. He is survived by his companion, Joan Hedrick; sisters and brothers-in-law Roberta and Herb Graves and Bernice and Fred Bolles, all of Chillicothe; Connie and Harold Brown, of Kyle TX; sisters Betty Pettit, Springfield, and Shirley Flannery, Chillicothe; brother, Roy A. Butcher, Kingston, brother and sister-in-law, James W. and Dorothy Butcher, Columbus; several nieces and nephews, and Joan's children, Bill (Jonie) Hedrick, Ron (Rose) Hedrick, and Mike Hedrick and fiancee Twana DeMint, all of Chillicothe. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Hawk and Joan's son, Bob Hedrick. Robert was an avid coon hunter and Cincinnati Reds baseball fan. He was a member of Overly Chapel Church where memorial services will be held at 7 PM Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of Ware Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Overly Chapel Building Fund, c/o Fred Bolles, 6410 Route 159, Chillicothe OH 45601.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 30 Mar 2001

 


KATHERINE BUTLER

Katherine L. Butler, 81, of Chillicothe, died Monday, April 27, 1998, at her home. Born May 6, 1916, in Union Township, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Edna (Donahue) Butler. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Pastor Harlan Alspach officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


KEITH BUTLER

Keith H. Butler, 57, of Chillicothe, died 1015 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born September 4, 1943, in Ross County to Hoyt W. and Mary F. (Throckmorton) Butler. On July 1, 1963, he married Cheryl E. Wisecup, who survives. Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Pam Butler; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Jesse Baker, all of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Christopher Butler, James Butler, Derek Butler, and Megan Baker; his parents; his mother-in-law, Inez Wisecup; sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy and Bud Blevins and Joyce and Jerry Ater; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Beverly Butler; numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Delbert Wisecup. Mrs. Butler had worked at CHILPACO for 38 years. He was a member of the Dry Run United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 9, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the Haller Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Lucas Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Hallerճ.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 07 Jul 2001

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CONNIE BUTTERBAUGH

Connie J. Butterbaugh, 47, Chillicothe, died 10:22 a.m. 08 Jun 2000 in Westmoreland Place Nursing Home, following an extended illness. She was born 19 Feb 1953 to William M. and Betty J. Curtis Manion. In addition to her mother, survivors include two daughters, Tommie Smith and Mendy Butterbaugh; a son, Scott Butterbaugh, Chillicothe; two grandchildren, Johnny and Justin; a sister, Jeri Renner; four brothers, Michael, Randy, John and Rick Manion, Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12 noon Monday at the Haller Funeral Home, 1661 Western Avenue.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 09 Jun 2000

 


LEORA BUTTERBAUGH

Leora Butterbaugh, 87, of Egypt Pike, died 5:15 p.m. Saturday Jan. 15, 1994 following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 10, 1906 in Ross County, to William and Florence Lewis Ward. She was married June 17, 1921 to Pearl Butterbaugh, who died Sept 3, 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law E. June and William Watters, with whom she lived; a daughter, Sara Price of Lexington, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law Glen "John" and Mary Butterbaugh; 20 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Geraldine Sparks, Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, an infant daughter; four sisters; three brothers; and a grandson, Donald M. Price. Mrs. Butterbaugh was retired from U. S. Shoe Corp., where she had worked for over 30 years. She was a member of Brookside Church of Christ in Christian Union, where services are to be held 1 p.m. Thursday, with Rev. David Dean Officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Brookside Building Fund 2215 Egypt Pike.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 17 Jan 1994

Contributed by: Lewis Jenkins

 


PEARL BUTTERBAUGH

Pearl Butterbaugh, 87, of Egypt Pike, died 11:45 p.m. September 3 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born December 22, 1898 in Ross County to George and Sarah Neese Butterbaugh. On June 17, 1921 he married the former Leora "Maw" Ward who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Sara Price, Lexington, Ohio, daughter snd son-in-law Erma June and William Watters, Egypt Pike, a son and daughter-in-law Glenn Leroy and Mary Butterbaugh, Brady Hill Road; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, a sister Malinda Rutter, a brother, Harry Butterbaugh, Meade; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, an infant son, a grandson, Donald Price; three brothers, William, Edward and Jacob Butterbaugh, and a half brother, Ervin Childers. Mr. Butterbaugh worked for the U.S. Shoe Corporation for 32 years, retiring in 1968. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Church with Rev. Jack Norman officiating.Bural will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1:30 until the time of service at the church on Sunday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 03 Sep 1986

Contributed by: Lewis Jenkins

 


JOHN CAHILL

Funeral services for John W. Cahill were conducted from the residence, 144 Scioto avenue at 10:00 am, Tuesday, with Rev. William Conroy officiating. Interment followed in St. Margaret's cemetery, the pall being carried by four little boys, Thomas Rigney, John Reinhart, David L. McQuade, and John William Schachtele.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 15 Dec 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


STEPHEN CALAIN

Stephen Lewis Calain, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Calain of 23 1/2 Bridge St, died at 6:35 a.m. Monday at Chillicothe Hospital. He was born at 12:22 a.m. Monday. In addition to the parents he is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Calain of Elkins, W. Va, and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gregory of Clarksburg, W. Va. Committal service was held at Greenlawn cemetery Tuesday morning by the Fawcett Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe OH; 28 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


JAMES CALDWELL

James L Caldwell, age 49, passed away February 10, 1994, at Medical Center Hospital in Chillicothe after an extended illness. He was born September 7, 1944 in Vinton County, Ohio, son of William M. Caldwell and Stella Dunlap Caldwell of Rt.1 Londonderry, Ohio. He was employed by the Harrison Township trustees and attended Pleasent Valley Methodist Church. Besides his parents, he was survived by a sister, Carolyn Louise Caldwell, Rt. 1 Londonderry: brother and sister-in-law William Henry and Flora M. Caldwell, Wellston; and three nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one nephew and one infant sister, Freda Mae Caldwell. Funeral Services were held Sunday Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m. at Blower-Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, with Rev. James McFadden officating; burial was in Log Pile Cemetery.

11 Feb 1994

Contributed by: Carol Hinson Allen

 


THOMAS CALHOUN

Clings To Car: Killed
Coshocton, Ohio, Aug 13 - Clinging to the closed vestibule of a passenger car, Thomas Calhoun, 35 years old, Republican candidate for prosecuting attorney of this [Ross] county, was struck by a passing freight train and his skull crushed. He died an hour later in the local hospital. The accident occurred at Isleta at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 15 Aug 1910

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


HELEN CALLAM

Helen L. Callam, 64, of Chillicothe, passed from this life Monday afternoon, 26 Mar 2001, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born 24 Apr 1936 in Ross County, the daughter of Carl C and Clara M Coey Shaw. On 22 May 1953, she married Glen E. Callam, who survives. Also surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Glenn Gibson, Edgewater NJ; daughter Cherie Raki, Columbus; grandchildren Mike, and wife Nikki, Gibson, and Eric Hammond; great-grandchildren Zachary Gibson and McKenzie Gibson; brothers and sisters-in-law Carl and Shelby Shaw, Chillicothe, and Robert and Sharon Shaw, Leesburg FL; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Callam was a member of the Westside Church of the Nazarene. Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 PM on Thursday. Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the Westside Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 28 Mar 2001

 


ANNA CAMPBELL

Anna Campbell, aged 57, died at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, in Union Townshp, after a lingering illness. she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilbern (hard to read name might not be accurate), and the body is at the home of her mother, Mrs. James Wilborn, at Plug Run.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 17 Dec 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


JOYCE CAMPBELL

Joyce Elaine Campbell, 52, of East Kelby Street, Covina, Calif., formerly of Waverly, lost her courageous battle with cancer at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in the City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, Calif. She was born July 20, 1949, in Pike County, to Henry Otto Silcott and Marie (Goble) Silcott, of Waverly. On March 22, 1987, she married Colin Campbell, who survives. Also surviving are three brothers, Michel (Tammy) Henry, of Carrollton, Ohio, Kevin (Brenda) Wray, of Idaho, Ohio, and Randall Keith (Jenny) Silcott, of Waverly; one sister, Deborah (Michael) Frost, of Chillicothe; one sister-in-law, Tawni Silcott, of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Edward Otto Silcott. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Joyce was an accountant at Cal-Tech, Pasadena, Calif., and attended Grace Brethren Church of Pasadena. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, in Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial will follow in Mt. Latham Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Contributed by: Vicki Swepston

 


JAMES CAMPBELL

James F. Campbell, 51, of Chillicothe, died Saturday, 14 Apr 2001, at his residence after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born 10 Sep 1949 in Duluth MN to Henry P. and Lois M. Cotch Campbell. On 26 Jan 1980 he married the former Vicki F. Goodwin, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Dana J. Hodges, Cincinnati OH; son Darby Hodges, Lyons IN; mother- and father-in-law Marlene and Joe Goodwin, Lyons IN; step-father Kent Armstrong, Montabello CA; brothers Dick, Bruce and Butch Campbell; sister Jackie Cassetty; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Campbell was a hydrogeologist with Martin Marietta, and a former sergeant int he U.S. Marines. Fuenral service will beheld 2 PM Thursday in the Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield IN. Friends may call 4-8 PM Wednesday at Jenkins. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Haller Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 17 Apr 2001


LEE EDWARD CARPER

Service for Lee Edward Carper, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Carper of Kingston, was held Saturday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, with the Rev. Henry Hix officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery by Strausbaugh Funeral Home.

Miss Mae Adams, the soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Dale McCabe.

Pallbearers were Howard, Franklin, Emory and Russell Carper.

Chillicothe Gazette, May 3, 1954

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley


HAROLD CARROLL

Harold D. Carroll, 73, of Chillicothe, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at his residence. Born Sept. 29, 1924, in Ross County, he was the son of the late Daniel and Murlie (Sullivan) Carroll. Harold retired after 40 years of service to the Mead Paper Co. He was a member of the UPIU Local 731, Mead Retirees, Moose Lodge 1626 for 31 years and was a social member of VFW Post 108. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Jean) Burns of Florida, Mrs. John (Jane) McDonald of Springfield, Mrs. Everett (Joanne) Harris of Chillicothe, Mrs. William (Joyce) Guzick of London, Mrs. Calvin (Judy) Gillispie of Grove City and Mrs. Jay (Ruth) McGuire of Chillicothe; one son, Lem (Pam) Carroll of Chillicothe; 19 granchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosetta Bethel of Chillicothe and Kathryn Penbleton of Columbus; and brothers, Everett and Tom Carroll of Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Nellie L. Bethel; one son, Harold "Bud" Carroll; one great-granddaughter, one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort. Pastor Mark Jordan will officiate. Visitation and Moose Lodge service were held Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


EMZA CASE

Mrs. Emza Case, widow of Elisha Case, died at her home in Richmondale, Wedensday morning [30 May 1928] at 10:18. She was born June 7th, 1845, the daughter of John and Fannie Hinson and was united in marriage to Elisha Case on June 4th 1867, who preceeded her in death. She is survived by one son, W. E. Case of Richmondale. A granddaughter, Mrs Samuel Dray of Chillicothe, and two brothers, Marvin Hinson of Vigo, and Raymond Hinson of Richmondale. Funeral serices will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 O'clock. Rev. Cooper officiating, and burial will be made in Little Mound Cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH

Contributed by: Carol Hinson Allen

 


DAVID CASTLE

David N. Castle, 71, of Londonderry, died 1:47 a.m. February 3, 2004, in the University of Cincinnati Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born February 20, 1932, in Carter Co., KY, to Hobert and Martha Barker Castle. On July 2, 1955, he married Peg Castle, who died July 26, 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda (James) Madru, Chillicothe; two sons, Randy (Lisa) Castle and Tracy (Shawna) Castle, all of Londonderry; five grandchildren, Matt, Holly, Amanda, Chris and Jordan; a great-grandchild, Alyssa; two sisters, Loretta Sheets, and Emma "Sissy" (Clyde) Fuller, both of Chillicothe; two brothers, Emory (Phyllis) Castle, of Columbus, and Williard (Elvyria) Castle, of Ray. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Mr. Castle was an Army Korean Conflict veteran. He was an avid Southeastern Panther supporter and member of the Southeastern Booster Club. He retired as a pipe fitter from Mead Paper in May of 1994. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, at Haller Funeral Home, with Pastor Woodrow Wilson officiating. Military graveside services, conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad, will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Haller's. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeastern Booster Club, P.O. Box 294, Richmond Dale, OH 45673.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 04 Feb 2004

Contributed by: Letha Litzinger

 


ROBERT CASTOR

Robert Castor, 65, of 620 N Park Rd., Bellfontaine, died 7:31 pm on June 24, 1991, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellfontaine. He was born June 26, 1925, in Jackson, to William and Margaret Cummins Castor. On March 26, 1952, he married Helen Neighborgal Castor, who survives. Surviving include: brother, Richard Castor, Jackson; sister, Ruth Keene, Rockingham, NC; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Russell and Ralph Castor. Mr. Castor was a livestock buyer for Hunn Meat Packaging Co, of Chillicothe and Logan Packing of Bellefontaine. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in European Theatre in General Pattons Third Army. He was member of the American Legion No. 173, a board member of Ross Training Center, and a member of the United Brethern Church of Jackson. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 27, 1991 at the Elchholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, with Rev. Steven Brey officiating. Interment will be held at the Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Chillicothe, Ohio, Chillicothe OH; Jun 1991

Contributed by: Amanda Halasz

 


VIOLA CHAPMAN

Viola L. "Lola" Chapman, 81, of Richmond Dale, died 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2003, in Heartland of Chillicothe, following an extended illness. She was born November 27, 1922, in Ross County, to the late James and Martha Lightle Lewis. On June 10, 1950, she married her husband of 53 years, Harold Rod Chapman, of Richmond Dale, Ohio, who survives. Also surviving are step-daughter, Gail (Dan) Reichelderfer, of Chillicothe; sister, Edith Schlaegel, of Chillicothe; sisters-in-law, Faye Mayhew, of Liberty, Missouri, and Sue (Orland) Snyder, of Chillicothe, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Lewis, and a sister, Margaret Cook. Mrs. Chapman graduated from Unioto High School and had attended Indiana University and Brooklyn College. She served in the United States Navy, during World War II. She had worked for the Columbia Gas Co. and the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co. and retired from their privately owned business. She was a member of the Richmond Dale United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2003, with Rev. Ken Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery, where there will be military graveside rites by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Ware Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 16 Dec 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


LEO CHEATWOOD

Leo "Deed" Cheatwood, 76, of South New Jersey Avenue, Wellston, died Saturday June 29, 1996, at his home. Born April 25, 1920, in Wellston, he was the son of the late Ammazi and Elizabeth Jones Cheatwood. He was a former construction worker for Southern Ohio Coal Co. He is survived by two sons, Ronald Cheatwood of Jackson and James Cheatwood of Chillicothe; three daughters, Elaine Oiler, Pam Davis, and Kathy Rainer, all of Wellston; a brother, Paul Cheatwwod of Wellston; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Coyle Cheatwood; two brothers, June and Lawrence Cheatwood; and a sister, Vera Cheatwood. Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Rogers-McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston, with the Rev. David McManis officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. Friends may call today from noon to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Wellston Telegram, Wellston OH

Contributed by: Susan Walton

 


ORVAL CLAUSING

Orval Clausing, 85, 912 Ruhlman Avenue Portsmouth, died at 3 a.m. May 18th in St. Anthony's Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Clausing was born February 17, 1897, in Portsmouth to George and Lottie Clausing. He married the former Truda Enyart who survives. Also surviving are a son, Andrew O. Clausing, Portsmouth; a daughter, Bernadine Van Hoose of Chillicothe; two brothers, Henry Clausing of Portsmouth and Harold Clausing of Friendship; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Clausing was a World War I Army Veteran, retired from the Empire Detroit Steel Company, Portsmouth. He was an honorary member and past chaplain of the James L. Flannery Post 276 South Shore Ky, member of the South Shore United Methodist Church. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Roberson Funeral Home, South Shore, with the Rev. Harley Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Scioto Burial Park, Rushtown, Ohio. Calling hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and till time of service on Thursday.

The Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 18 May 1982

Orval Clausing, 84, of 910 Ruhlman Avenue, Portsmouth, died Tuesday in a Columbus hospital. A native of Portsmouth and a former South Shore Kentucky resident, he was a retired Detroit Steel Corporation employee, an Army veteran of World War I, an honorary member and past chaplain of South Shore Post 276 American Legion and a member of South Shore United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Truda Enyart Clausing; a son, Andrew O. of Portsmouth; a daughter, Mrs. Bernadine VanHoose of Chillicothe, two brothers Henry of Portsmouth, and Harold of Friendship; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services are planned at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore KY, with Rev. Harley Johnson officiating and interment in Scioto Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of services Thursday.

The Portsmouth Daily Times - Portsmouth, OH; 18 May 1982

Contributed by: Marlene Robinson

 


RALPH CLAUSING

Ralph G. Clausing, 73, of Bainbridge, Ohio died Sunday afternoon at The Heartland of Hillsboro. He along with his wife, Mary Allen (Sumrell) Clausing, owned and operated Springfield Medical Supply Company in Springfield, Ohio. He was a member of The Bellbrook Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Allen (Sumrell) Clausing; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Rolf Ganahl of Bainbridge; one grandson, Michael Ganahl of Bainbridge; three brothers, Carl Clausing of Paramount, California, Lloyd and Floyd Clausing of Portsmouth, Ohio; and three sisters, Joanne Gilman of Portsmouth, Ohio, Doris Apel of Huber Heights, Ohio and Nancy Wertman of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Clausing, and two sisters, Frances Osborn and Rosemary Clausing. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Graveside services will follow at 2:45 p.m. at the Roads Cemetery near Rainsboro, Ohio. Friends may call on Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro, Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH; 17 May 1992

Contributed by: Marlene Robinson

 


NORA CLAY

Mrs. Nora Clay, 50, wife of Henry Clay, of the Idaho community, died last Thursday at 9:45 p.m. in Mercy Hospital, following an operation Tuesday of last week. She had been in ill health for a year. Mrs. Clay was born in Pike County on August 8, 1895, the daughter of Organ and Genavery Walls Leech. Beside her husband, she is survived by two sons, by a previous marriage, Given Pollard, of Idaho, and Lawrence Pollard of Washington C. H., a daughter, Mrs. Willard Williams, of Idaho; four sisters, Mrs. Wason Hart, of Idaho; Mrs. Roscoe Massie, of Waverly Rt. 3; Mrs. Mollie Hart, of Beaver Rt. 1, Miss Alma Leech, of Spargursville. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pennisten Chapel at Idaho with the Rev. Vause Snyder officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Latham Cemetery under the direction of Gregg funeral home.

Republican Herald, Waverly OH; 27 Jun 1946

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


CARSE CLOUSER

Carse Lee Clouser, 78, 716 S. Washington st., Greenfield, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Greenfield Hospital after an illness of five weeks. Retired from American Pad and Textile Co., he was also a former employe of A.P.I., Washington C.H. He was born May 14, 1897 in Ross County, to Frank and Amanda Storts Clouser. His first wife, the former Ethel Edwards, died Oct. 4, 1953. On Nov. 27, 1955, he married the former Effie Copeland, who survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Erma) Cameron, Xenia; and Florence Satterfield, Greenfield; eight sons, Robert L., Dayton; Carson Clouser Jr., Frankfort Rt. 2; George F., Wilmington; Lloyd E, Clouser Sr., Greenfield; Walter G., Bainbridge Rt. 2; Kenneth E., and John R., both of Greenfield; and James W., Sabina; 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Heber (Pete), of Cynthiana; Wilbur of Wilmington; and Wilby of Lyndon; and two sisters, Miss Maude Clouser, South Salem; and Mrs. Ervin (Marjorie) Dove, New Martinsburg. He was predeceased by two brothers. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Eugene Fligor and Rev. Robert Combs officiating. Burial will follow in South Salem Cemetery under the direction of Murray's Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at Murray's.

Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 01 Apr 1976

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


CHARLES CLOUSER

Service for Charles Franklin Clouser, 59, 1013 McClain ave., will be read at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Murray funeral home, in charge of Rev. John Hays. Burial will be made in Greenfield cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Mr. Clouser died at 11:05 a.m., Wednesday, in Greenfield Municipal Hospital where he had been admitted Dec. 15. He was born in Ross county April 19, 1907, a son of Frank and Amanda Storts Clouser. He was married on Aug. 10, 1929, to Rosa Benson, who survives. He leaves three sons and two daughters, Herman, Charles, Jr. and Max Clouser, and Mrs. Glenn Depoy and Mrs. Robert Giffin, all of Greenfield, and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers and two sisters, Carse Clouser, Leesburg Rt. 2, Heber, of Bainbridge, Wilbur, of Dayton, Wilby, of Lyndon, Miss Maude Clouser, of South Salem, and Mrs. Marjorie Dove, of New Martinsburg. Mr. Clouser was a member of the Church of Christ.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 29 Dec 1967

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


WILBY CLOUSER

Wilby Clouser, 68, of 3669 Ohio 28-E, Greenfield, died unexpectedly at 8:17 p.m. Friday, May 13, 1988, in the Greenfield Area Medical Center. Born Jan. 18, 1920 in Buckskin Township [Ross County], he was the son of Frank and Amanda Storts Clouser. Mr. Clouser retired from the U.S. Shoe Corporation in 1982 after 38 years. He was a partner with his wife in the Times Square Jewelry and Antique Store. Mr. Clouser was a member of the Pisgah-Mt. Pleasant Federated Church and the Greenfield Lodge No. 318 F&AM. He was a 1938 graduate of Buckskin High School and attended Ohio University. Mr. Clouser studied watchmaking at the Chicago School of Watchmakers, from where he graduated in 1961. On Dec. 22, 1941, he married the former Virginia Hibbs, who survives. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ervin (Majorie) Dove of New Martinsburg; and a brother, Heber, of New Martinsburg. He was preceded by his twin brother, Wilbur, on Dec. 31, 1987, three brothers, Carse, Charles and Carl; two infant brothers and a sister, Maude. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Anderson-Strueve Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday. Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield area Life Squad.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 16 May 1988

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


BEVERLY CLYNE

Beverly A. Clyne, 72, of Frankfort, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at her home. Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Ross County, she was the daughter of the late Howard J. and Betty (Miller) Blue. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with the Rev. Joseph Henson and the Rev. Mark Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4-8 p.m. where Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


BERNARD COATES

Bernard E. Coates, 45, of 265 Knoles Ave., died at 7:30 pm Sunday at the Veterans Adminstration Hospital in Dayton following an extended illness. Arrangements are being made by the Fawcett-Oliver Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Dec 1967

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


NORMAN COATES

Funeral services for Norman Coates will be held from Ware's chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday instead of 2:30 p.m. as was previously announced.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Jan 1933

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


Mrs. JACOB COBEL

DEATH COMES TO MRS. COBEL FROM PTOMAINE POISON - Mrs. Jacob Cobel, of Chillicothe, was found dead Friday from what is thought to be ptomaine poison brought on by eating cabbage and green apples. The sanitary conditions about the house had been so neglected that those who visited the place could scarcely stay in the house long enough to clean it up. A daughter, 16 years old, had been going to work every day, and evidently did not realize her mother's condition. The mother and daughter have been living alone for several months, the husband working on a farm near Ashville, this County. He was apprised of his wife's death. The morning of her death Mrs. Romer, the district nurse, and Mrs. Elijah Cutright, a member of the board of county visitors, were notified of the woman's condition and did everything they could to make her comfortable. After the nurse and a physician had left the home, the woman attempted to get out of bed and fell to the floor dead.

Union Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH; 30 Jul 1915

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


EVA COLLINS

Eva Lucille Collins, age 77, died 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3 [1982] at Oak Hill Hospital after five years of illness. Born in Wellston, she was a former resident of Route 1, Jackson and had been residing at Jenkins Memorial, Wellston. Preceded in death by her husband, Elza Collins, she is survived by five daughters, Mary Fisher and Margie Whaley, both of Jackson, Margaret Shook of Coalton, Helen Hayth of Chillicothe and Beatrice McGhee of Fairborn; 33 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Stella Morgan, Ellen Schilder and Beulah LaHurd, all of Florida, and Mildred Cozad of Columbus; a brother, Lewis Hayburn of Wellston; and two foster sons, Charles Collins of Indiana and Leon Howard of Jackson, also survive. Friends may call this evening (Monday) at the Eisnaugle Funeral Home. Services will be held there 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Coalton Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Journal-Herald, Jackson OH; 05 Apr 1982

Contributed by: Maria Collins

 


MARTHA COLLINS

Mrs. Martha Collins, widow of W. J. Collins, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Homer, 142 Race St. from complications. She had been ill five years. The decased was born May 6, 1846, Pike county, the daughter of James and Sarah Clark. She was married to Mr. Collins in 1890. He died June 2, 192_. Surviving are four sons, Charles, Walter, both of Columbus, and George and Homer, of Chillicothe, and one brother, George, of Greenfield. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence, Rev. William Motter will be in charge. Interment will be in Greenlawn.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Feb 1929

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ROBERT COLLINS

WELLSTON -- Robert W. Collins, 52, of North Pennsylvania Avenue, died Monday [06 Sep 1993] at Oak Hill Medical Center. He was born in Jackson County, son of the late William and Bessie Burns Collins. Mr. Collins was a retired employee of the Wellston Water Department. He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Collins of Athens; three sons, Mark of Vanceburg, Ky., and Mike and Phillip of Chillicothe; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jack of Wellston and Harold of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Betty Roberts of Bourne, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Bill and Loren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by J. P. Rogers Funeral Home.

The Athens Messenger, Athens OH; 07 Sep 1993

Contributed by: Maria Collins

 


MARTHA COMER

Martha M. Comer, 86, of 1585 Wisecup Hill Rd., Lyndon, died Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. in Greenfield Area Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1898 in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Hattie Goldsberry Denner. A member of the Lattaville United Methodist Church, Mrs. Comer was preceded in death by her husband, Ora M. Comer, on April 29, 1984; by a son, James Comer, on June 13, 1944; by one great-grandson, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by a son, Harold Comer of Lyndon; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bernice) Hiles of Greenfield and Mrs. Delbert (Omalee) Dawes of Springboro; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Marion Denner of Chillicothe. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Murray's Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Beckwith officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Daily Times - Greenfield, Highland County OH; 24 Oct 1984

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


ORA COMER

Ora M. Comer, 87, 1579 Wisecup Hill Rd., Lyndon, passed away 5 p.m. Sunday at his home. Born March 24, 1897, in Ross County, he was the son of John and Margaret Alice Clouser Comer. September 18, 1917, he married the former Martha Denner. Mr. Comer was a retired farmer. Survivors include a son, Harold of Lyndon; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bernice) Hiles of Greenfield and Mrs. Delbert (Omalee) Dawes of Springboro; a sister, Mrs. Inez Hodson of Martinsville; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A great-grandson, two brothers, two sisters, and a son, James (June 13, 1942), preceded him in death. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Murray's Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Sheldon officiating. Burial will follow in South Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 30 Apr 1984

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


OTHU COMER

Othu 'Ruth' Comer, 82, of South Salem died 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Greenfield Area Medical Center. She was born September 28, 1918, in Summerville, Georgia, to the late E.P. and Pearl (Wilson) Nichols. On April 18, 1942, she married Harold Comer, who survives. Also surviving are half-brother, William Nichols, Kentucky; nephew, Tommy Nichols, Louisville, Ky.; niece, Eddiamae Dalton, Louisville, Ky., and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother, T.P. Nichols. Mrs. Comer was a homemaker and a member of Lattaville United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, in the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home, Greenfield with Pastor Paul Goshorn officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 05 Apr 2001

Othu 'Ruth' Comer, 82, of South Salem, died 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Greenfield Area Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1918 in Summerville, Ga., to E. P. and Pearl (Wilson) Nichols. She was the wife of Harold Comer. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will be in the South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 05 Apr 2001

Othu 'Ruth' Comer, 82, of South Salem, died April 4. She was a member of the Lattaville United Methodist Church. She is preceeded by her parents, E.P. Nichols and Pearl (Wilson) Nichols, and brother, T.P. Nichols. She is survived by husband, Harold Comer; half-brother, William Nichols; nephew, Tommy Nichols; niece, Eddiamae Dalton and several other nieces and nephews. Interment is in the South Salem Cemetery. The Murray-Fettro Funeral Home served the family.

Highland County Press, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 15 Apr 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


WILLIAM CONKEL

William Sherman Conkel, Sr., 81, died at his home at Fallen Timber, Lucasville, Rt. 3, Monday at 4:30 a.m. following an illness of five years, during which he had suffered several strokes. Mr. Conkel was born in Gallia County on June 20, 1865, a son of Milton and Mary Vance Conkel. Mr. Conkel is survived by his wife, Emaline; three sons, William, Jr., of Lucasville; Herbert and George, of Lucasville, Rt. 3; three daughters, Mrs. Norma Vicars, of Portsmouth; Mrs. Zenith Daniels, of Sugar Tree Ridge; Mrs. Clarice Strayer of Lucasville, Rt. 3; a sister, Mrs. Ann Smith, of Circleville; three brothers, Howard, Thomas and Milton Conkel, of Lucasville, Rt. 3. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at two p.m. at the Fallen Timber Bible Christian church; where he was a member. Rev. Perry Alexander officiated and burial was in the Martin Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Hammerstein Funeral Home, Beaver.

Republican Herald, Waverly OH; 27 Jun 1946

Contributed by: Betty

 


ELLEN CONNOR

Mrs. Ellen Connor, wife of William Connor, died at her home in West Holland, Monday morning, March 29, at 2 o'clock, after a prolonged illness from dropsy, at the age of 58 years. ʍrs. Connor came to this country from Ireland when a little girl. ʓhe is survived by her husband and eight children: Larry, James, William Jr, and Maud at home; Ed and Mrs. Hannah Wallace of Lancaster; Mrs. Nan James of Chillicothe, and Tom of Sabina. The funeral was held at St. Colman's church at Washington C. H., Wednesday.

05 Apr 1909

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MARY CONNER

Mary Catherine Conner, 73, of Upper Twin Rd., South Salem, died 12:50 am Thursday, October 1, 1996, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born July 10, 1923, in Huntington, W. Va., to Ralph D. "Derk" and Helen E. Grohe Conner. Surviving are cousins Larry and his wife, Mary Lou Berte, with who she lived, Jon "Jack" and his wife, Louise Eberte, of Dallas, Texas, Bill and his wife, Janet Lynn and her husband, Chuck Fraiser, of Granville, Fla.; and a very special friend, Edith Sherwood, of Tamarac, Fla. Miss Conner retired in 1982 from the Bell Atlantic Douglas Division Charleston, W. Va., where she had worked for 41 years. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 am Saturday, with Msgr. A. Anthony Frecker, celebrant. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 6-8 pm Friday, where there will be a wake service at 7:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Hospice Services, 111 W. Water St.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - 17 Oct 1996

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


 

SEBON COOK

Sebon H. Cook, 76, died at the home of his son, 396 Church Street, at 7 o'clock this morning after an illness of several years. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Blanch M. Cook, Mrs. Fannie Daubert, and Charles E. Cook of this city. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. o'clock from his daughter's home at 380 East Second Street, Rev. William Motter officiating. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Mar 1929

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


OLIVER COONROD

G.A.R. VETERAN LAID TO REST - Funeral services for Oliver Coonrod held at home -- Rev. Beaver, of Columbus, conducted the funeral service at the home on East Temple street at ten o'clock Saturday morning for Mr. Oliver Coonrod. Mr. Coonrod was a veteran of the Civil War and the Chaplain of the John M. Bell Post of the G.A.R. for several years. The G.A.R. had its part in the service with the last sad rites of the ritual being read over the casket by his former comrades-in-arms. This part of the service was especially touching and completed a fitting tribute to the departed. Two hymns were sung by Mrs. Johnson of Columbus. They were "Shall We Meet Beyond The River" and "Till We Meet Again". Burial was made in the Washington Cemetery. The pallbearers were Alfred Coonrod, William Coonrod, John Coonrod, Robert Coonrod, Frank Coonrod, and James Coonrod. Among those who attended from a distance were Mr. Oliver Coonrod, Mr. And Mrs. William Coonrod, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coonrod, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of Ironton; and Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Sheets, of Mt Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. James Sheets, of Derby; Mrs. Katherine Grubbs, of Chillicothe; Mrs. Christina Davis, of Summitt Hill; Mrs. Priscilla Sheets and Mr. Sheets, of Grove City; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Coonrod, of Chillicothe; Mr. James Grubb, of Circleville; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grubb and children, of Greenfield; Mr. James Coonrod, of Bourneville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coonrod, of Bloomingburg; and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Coonrod, of Columbia.

Record-Herold, Washington C.H. OH; 07 Apr 1923

Contributed by: Rufus Cox

 


DARWIN COSBY

Darwin "Doc" Cosby, age 73, of N. High Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe. He was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Britt and Nancy (Jones) Cosby. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Coston Cosby, and a sister, Wilma Brown. Mr. Cosby was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict and was retired from the Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Tanner) Cosby; two sons, Martin Cosby and Keith (Tammy) Tanner, of Chillicothe; two daughters, Michelle Cosby and Holly (Joseph) Keel of Chillicothe; four sisters, Mary (Wesley) Valentine, Flossie Valentine, Wylodine Powell and Sarah Powell of Jackson; six brothers, Douglas Cosby, Stanley Cosby and William Cosby of Jackson, Heber (Daisy) Cosby of Chillicothe, Darold Cosby and Johnny Cosby of Columbus; three grandchildren, Joseph Keel, Jr., Joy (Scott) Finley and Corbin Tanner; three great-grandchildren, Donavon Keel, Summer Clark and Wesley Finley; a sister-in-law, Joann Cosby of Jackson; and special friends, Chancey, Dorothy and Nikki Valentine of Chillicothe. Calling hours were set at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were to be held at the United Community Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Roger Ford officiating and burial in Caldwell Cemetery, Ross County.

Jackson Times-Journal, Jackson OH

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


BEULAH CRABTREE

Beulah M. "Bobbie" Crabtree, 54, Chillicothe, died 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, 07 Jun 2000, at OSU Hospitals, Columbus. She was born 08 Jun 1946 in Meigs County OH. She was married 12 Oct 1961 to Daniel F. Crabtree, who survives. Also surviving are her mother and stepfather, Mildred and Thomas Brown, Millersport OH; daughter, Christina Rinehart, Chillicothe; daughter and son-in-law, Shawn and Mike Bell, Londonderry; grandchildren, Emily Ann Rinehart, Olivia "Shykepoke" Rinehart and James Michael Bell Jr; sister, Nancy Metski, Heath OH;; nieces and nephews Brenda Smith and her hustband Michael, Leonard Miller II and Ricahrd McCall Jr; and special friends, Patricia Brown, and Gene and Margaret Byrum. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard "Dick" McCall. Bobbie was a former employee of CCI. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, 09 Jun 2000, at the Ware Funeral Home, with Reverend Bruce Viar officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Ware's one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 08 Jun 2000

 


DONALD CRABTREE

Donald Crabtree, 72, of Greenfield, died 6:22 PM Wednesday 28 Mar 2001 at his residence. He was born 30 Aug 1928 in Portsmouth OH to Orville and Thelma (Herdman) Crabtree. On 04 Jun 1949, he married Marjorie Crabtree, who survives. Also surviving are his mother; daughter, Donna Crabtree, Conway MA; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Penn, Greenfield; son, Larry Crabtree, Chillicothe; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Crystal Crabtree, Greenfield; five grandchildren, Tammy Hollar, Kassie Hutchinson, Aaron Penn, Abigail Crabtree Perry, Nathan Crabtree Perry; three great-grandchildren, Adam and Alex Hollar and Evan Hutchinson; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Judy Crabtree, Greenfield, and Frank and Margaret Crabtree, Hillsboro. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a son, Daniel Crabtree. Mr. Crabtree had retired from Hoover Ball and Bearing in 1974 and was a farmer and owner-operator of Lakeview Antiques. Funeral services will be held 1:30 PM Monday 02 Apr 2001 at Murray-Fettro Fuenral Home, with Reverend Robert Highley officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, PO Box 849, Washington Court House OH 43160.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 30 Mar 2001

 


JAMES CRABTREE

James B. Crabtree, 61, Jasper, died at his residence at 8:40 p.m. Friday [21 Nov 1958] after a four-day illness. Born in Pike County on Jan. 25, 1898, he was the son of James L. and Julia Dean Crabtree. On Dec. 27, 1930, he was married to the former Elsie Rhoden, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Donald, of Columbus; a daughter, Evelyn, at home; four brothers, Roy, of Madison, Douglas, Chillicothe, Hobart, Columbus, and Alva, Mt. Sterling; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pfeifer, Piketon, and two grandchildren. He was a member of the Jasper Tabernacle Church where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Donald Humble will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Waverly. Burial will be under the direction of the Howe Co. Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence until the time of the funeral.

 

Contributed by: Vicki Swepston

 


SUSAN CREACHBAUM

Mrs. Susan Creachbaum, wife of Edward Creachbaum, passed quietly away Wednesday morning, July 25, 1923, at the city hospital. Mrs. Creachbaum was born July 24, 182, being 41 years and one day old. She was the daughter of Adam and Amelia Pontious, and was married to Edward Creachbaum in 1903. To this union three children were born: Samuel, Helen and Herman. Mrs. Creachbaum leaves to mourn her death her husband and three children, her father and eight sisters, Mrs. Newton Kerns, Mrs. Mack Wagner, Mrs. M. H. Buchwalter, Mrs. Harley Davis, Mrs. Weinrich Stuckey, Mrs. Sylvester Wilson, Mrs. John Davis; and one brother, Samuel Pontious. Mrs. Creachbaum was a devoted mother and home maker, always taking a great interest in her home where she was so loved and is so sadly missed. She was interested also in the welfare of those around her, always ready to do a good turn for the needy. Mrs. Creachbaum was always happy to have the young folks of the community gather at her home. She was loved by all who knew her and the community as well as her relatives mourn the loss of a wife, and mother who was contented to do the Work God placed in her hand.

CARD OF THANKS -- We desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance during the sickness of our beloved wife and mother. We also want to thank Mr. Ware for his kindness and also Rev. Creamer for his consoling words and those who sent the flowers. The Husband and Children

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 12 Aug 1923

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


LLOYD CRETSINGER

Lloyd W. Cretsinger, 50, of Davie FL, died unexpectedly 07 Jun 2000. He was born 25 Sep 1949 in Chillicothe, the son of the late Everett and Gertrude (Peck) Cretsinger. Lloyd was a salesman for Tropical Internationa, Fort Lauderdale FL. He is survived by a son, Eric Cretsinger, Hillsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Freddie Thompson III, Hillsboro; two grandchildren, Tiffani and Taylor Thompson; four sisters, Laura Caroline, Arizona, Rhea Tarbert, Ohio, Ruthie Whittmore, North Carolina, and Wanda Jones, Texas. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a a grandson, Freddie G. Thompson IV, two sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, 17 Jun 2000, in Hope Miller-Thompson Funeral Home, Hillsboro OH. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 15 Jun 2000

 


JENNIE CROFT

Funeral of Mrs. Jennie Croft took place Monday at 2 pm from the C. J. Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. August L. Schneider officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were the Messrs. Lewis, Harold, Merl, and Charles Croft, B. C. Like, and Carl Kaiser. Miss Delores Greathouse sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 13 Aug 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez


SARAH E. CROFT

Chillicothe Gazette- d. Sept. 29, 1984

Sarah Elizabeth (Shasteen) Croft, 83, of Columbus, died Sept. 29, in Doctors Hospital North, Columbus, a daughter and son-in-law Becky and Donald B. Lemaster, Florida, 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Oda Arledge, Chillicothe; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends my call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Carringer officiating. Burial will following in Northlawn Memory Gardens, Columbus.
 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara


EDGAR CROWE

Edgar W. Crowe Jr., 55, of New Holland, died on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at 10:42 a.m. in the Fayette County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 26, 1946, in Chillicothe to Edgar and Marie (Lansing) Crowe Sr., both deceased. He spent most of his life in New Holland. Mr. Crowe had been an employee of The Morrison Farm. He was a member of the Church on Frontline in Clarksburg. Mr. Crowe is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Williams) Crowe, whom he married on March 8, 1978; three children, Wendell, Jennifer and Brittnie Crowe, all at home; four brothers, Richard (Pam) Crowe of New Holland, Larry Crowe of Clarksburg, Robert (Melinda) Crowe of Jeffersonville, and Dave (Bobbie) Crowe of Jackson; a sister, Linda (Dwight) Hester of Chillicothe; his mother-in-law, Wanda Williams of Bainbridge; several nieces and nephews; and special friends June and Sparky Boysel of Mt. Sterling and Wendell Morrison of New Holland. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the Summers Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 23 Oct 2001

The funeral service for Edgar Crowe Jr., 55, of New Holland, was held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Summers Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Harris officiating. Pastor Harris also sang one song titled 'God Sees a King', and Millie Harris sang 'Ride Out Your Storms'. The organist was Robert 'Sonny' Harris. Pallbearers for burial in the New Holland Cemetery were Robert Richards, Larry Crowe, John Crowe, Nelson Seymour, Skeeter Sowers and Billy Morris. Mr. Crowe passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in the Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 26 Oct 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


OREN CULP

Oren Layton Culp, 94, of 2090 El [clipped] Ave. , Columbus, died early Sunday morning in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Funeral Service for the former Beaver resident will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Hammerstein-Purdy Funeral Home, Beaver, with the Rev. Mrs. A [clipped] Sweet officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday Mr. Culp, a retired farmer was born Nov. 04, 1882, in Pike County, to Will [clipped] and Tesh Rader Culp. His wife, the former Onie Roush, died in 1933. Surviving are three daughters, M [clipped] Gladys Gilliland, Beaver, Mrs. V [clipped] McCallister, Washington Court House, and Mrs. Edna Armentrout, Columbus; a son Eugene, Columbus; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

ChillicotheGazette, Chillicothe OH; 16 May 1977

Contributed by: Patty Yoder

 


BARRY CUNNINGHAM

Barry R. Cunningham, 54, of Chillicothe, died 10:30 p.m. July 22, 2003, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born September 12, 1948, in Chillicothe, to Elba R. and Clarice J. Hickman Cunningham. On June 28, 1980, he married the former, Angela R. Ross, who survives. Also surviving are his son, Bradley R. Cunningham and his friend, Jenny Coward; his mother; his sister, Mary Jane (Charles) Lemaster; brothers, John Cunningham, Thomas (Kimberly) Cunnigham and Jeffrey Cunningham; a half-brother, Richard (Kaye) Cunningham; a half-sister, Judy (Randolph) Digges; his mother-in-law and father-law, Sharon and Lundy Ross; and a sister-in-law, Annette Ross. He was predeceased by his father. Barry had worked at Thompson Consumer Electronics, Circleville, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Friends may call Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Rd., Suite D., Chillicothe, or the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. [NB: Barry was s/o Clarice Hickman, d/o Maggie Terry and Ernest Zachariah (Jack) Hickman, s/o Martha Leach and John Dye Hickman, s/o (my direct ancestors) Hannah Riley and Zachariah Hickman.]

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 24 Jul 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


FLORA CUTLIP

Flora Jane Cutlip, 93, of Waverly, died 4:26 PM Monday at Pike Community Hospital. She was born 21 Aug 1907 in Jasper to Alonzo A. and Rice Lurena Dawson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford "Wick" Cutlip on 26 Mar 1980. Arrangements are pending at the Howe-Wheeler-Boyer-Hornback Funeral Home, Piketon OH.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 17 Apr 2001

 


ELIZA DALLAS

Mrs. Eliza Dallas died at her home on East Main street Sunday, October 30, after an illness of about six weeks. The deceased was born in North Carolina August 14, 1827, her parents moving to Ross county when she was two years old. She was joined in marrage to Asbury Dallas in 1847, to which union was born ten children, eight of whom survive their parents. The children living are: Mrs. Mary Armstrong, James, Hiram, Craig, Charles, Mrs. Sarah Swartz, all of this place; Mrs. Belle Murphy, of Middleport; and Mrs Anne Foster, of London OH; and two step-sons, Alex and Will. Funeral Services were held at her late home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. F. M. Swinehart, after which she was tenderly laid to rest in the Bainbridge Cemetary. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dallas, of Cincinnati; Frank Dallas, of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Welsh and Dale Dallas, of Hamilton; Mrs. Anne Foster of London, and Mrs. Belle Murphy of Middleport.

 

Contributed by: John Gorham

 


SARAH DALZELL

Mrs. Sarah B. Dalzell, 82, of Waverly, died 12:10 a.m. today in Pleasant Hill Convalescent Center, Piketon. She had been in failing health. Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. Carl Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomers Cemetery, Springfield. Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. She was born January 8, 1899, in Ross County to Ranson V. and Lucinda Van Dyne Shoemaker. She married Jess Ruben Dalzell, who died in March 1943. She was a member of the Victory Christ Church, Waverly. Survivors are five daughter, Mrs. Jessie Brown, Troy, Mrs. William (Helen) Mercer, Arizona, Mrs. Bill (Ann) Ramy, Waverly, Mrs. James (Patricia) Zeigler, Springfield, and Mrs. James (Mary) Pilcher, Reedley, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 09 Nov 1981

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


SHERYL DANIEL

Sheryl Deloris (Bethel) Daniel, 44, of Chillicothe, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Mt. Carmal West, Columbus, following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1957 in Ross County, to William D. and Deloris Y. Murray Bethel. On July 2, 1978, she married Harry T. Daniel, who survives. In addition to her parents and loving husband, survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Mindy and Jeremy Sherwood, Ashley Daniel, and Shasta Daniel, all of Chillicothe; son, Harry T. Daniel, Jr., Chillicothe; brother and sisters, Pam Bethel, Karen and Glen Leach, and Terry and Cindy Bethel; two nieces, Callie Bethel and Lacie Leach, all of Chillicothe; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends. Sheryl was a baptized member of the Hillsboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church where she was a very active member of the church, including serving as a Pathfinder Leader. She was a very loving mother, dedicated to her family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Haller Funeral Home, Chillicothe, with Pastor Jack Robinson and Pastor Kenneth Knops officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Children Trust Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 128 W. Main St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 31 Oct 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


GEORGE DAVIDSON

George Davidson, 74, of Williamsport, died April 8 at Berger Hospital. Born in Monroe Twp. September 29, 1865, s/o Edward and Harriett Howard Davidson. He married Jennie Lee, adopted daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Lee. She died many years ago. Surviving are 2 sisters: Mrs. Loretta Kirby of Fredricktown, OH, and Mrs. Linnie Wilkenson of Bradentown, Florida; and a brother: Edward R. Davidson of Columbus. Burial in Springlawn Cemetery.

The Clarksburg Star - Clarksburg, OH

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


DELCIA DAWES

Delcia M. Dawes, 91, of 711 Pearl St., Washington C.H., died at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Fayette County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1910, in Bourneville, Ohio, to John T. and Mary A. Wilt Sheese. Mrs. Dawes was a former member of the Gregg Street Church and the Washington Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Dawes; brothers, Elmer, Alvin and Edwin Sheese; half-sisters, Eunice Stanley and Georgia Sams; sisters, Alpha Murphy, Lilly Meredith and Cora Sheese; granddaughter, Vienna Helton; and great-grandson, Kevin Ruth. She is survived by a son, Robert D. (Carol) Dawes Sr. of Washington C.H.; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Hurtt and Helen R. (Donald) Carson of Washington C.H.; half-sister, Emma Sams of Chilicothe; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The committal service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at the Washington Cemetery, with the Rev. Neil Matson officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Morrow Funeral Home in Washington C.H. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Fayette County.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 03 Jan 2002

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher


LELA (MRS. ROY) DEAN

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Baughman Funeral Home in Dresden for Mrs. Lela Dean, 65, who died at 9 a.m. Sunday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville.

Mrs. Dean, Mother of Paul Dean and sister of Max Fulks, both of this city, died following a fall from a stepladder three weeks ago.

Surviving besides the son are the husband, Ray Dean, and two other brothers, B. F. Fulks, Cincinnati, and Carl Fulks, New Concord.

Burial will be in the Frazeysburg Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette, May 3, 1954

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley


WILLIAM A. DECAMP

A Chillicothe native, William A. DeCamp, 81, of Dolton, Ill., died Friday in a Chicago hospital. Dolton, who moved from Chillicothe in 1910, was born on July 13, 1892, to William S. and Dora Ellen Shaffer DeCamp. He was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in Chillicothe, and later Chicago, until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel DeCamp; two children, Mrs. Virginia Enquist and William Jr., both of Dolton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lilliam B. Smith, 75 Masonic Ave., Chillicothe; and Mrs. Mildred Blumberg, Charleston W. Va.
 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


DORIS DENNIS

Doris D. Dennis, 88, of Newark since 1943, died January 17, 2000, in Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born August 11, 1911, in Ross County, to the late Clifford W. Downs and Charlette (Woodbridge) Downs. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles O. and Mary Beth Dennis, Tulsa, Okla., and Curtis L. and Anna Dennis Jr., Heath, Ohio; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Roger Dennis, Steve and Mary Ann Dennis, Jeff and Laura Dennis, Jane and Chuck Oberfield, Rochelle and Tom Cook, Charles and Andrea Dennis, Christy Dennis and Joe Dennis; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Ann Downs, Chillicothe; two stepbrothers, Charles D. and William Downs; and two stepsisters, Willa Fae Shoemaker and Mary F. Jones. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, and one grandson, Gregory A. Dennis. Mrs. Dennis retired after 22 years a an Inspector for Larsan Manufacturing. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Genealogical Society. She was Past President of the Republican Women's Club and was active in church community activities. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21, 2000, at 1. p.m. at the Criss-Kirkpatrick Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ronald Chrisley officiating. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Ave.; Columbus.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

 


HENRY DENNISON

Mr. Henry Dennison died at eleven o'clock on Thursday evening of last week. His age was 62 years. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn his loss. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from his late home on Walnut Street.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 01 May 1891

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


GRACE DENTON

Grace Olive (Cartwright) Denton, 85, of Greenfield, died at 4:28 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Greenfield Area Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1916, in Ross County, the daughter of John Henry Cartwright and Olive (Beechler) Cartwright. She was of the Methodist faith. She was a private duty nurse. She was preceded in death by brother, Lewis Edward Cartwright; grandson, Joe Staats, and both parents. She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Evelyn J. Tom, of Hillsboro, Judy and Elmo Purdin, of Greenfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Patricia Reeves, of Greenfield, David and Cheryl Elliott, of South Salem; six grandchildren, Connie Ladd, of Washington C.H., Robert Wayne Ebersole, of Ashtabula, Caitlin Elliott, Olivia Elliott and Iain Elliott, all of South Salem, Sharon Swift, of Bainbridge; three step-grandchildren, Timothy Fryer, of Columbus, David Reeves, of Leesburg, John Mack Thomas, of Norfolk, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Daron Swift, Brooke Swift and Bruce Swift, all of Bainbridge; and special friend, Jean Brumfield, of Greenfield. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will be in the South Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service Saturday.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 02 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


GRACE DENTON

Grace Olive Denton, 85, of Greenfield, died at 4:28 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Greenfield Area Medical Center. Mrs. Denton was born June 1, 1916 in Ross County to John H. and Olive (Beechler) Cartwright. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 02 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


EVA DEPOY

Eva Kuhn Depoy, 89, of Bainbridge, died at 10:44 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 1998 in Maple View Manor. She was born in Kentucky on March 30, 1909. She married Ralph Depoy, who died on June 16, 1991. Surviving are six children, Nathan Kuhn, Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Sam Kuhn of Springfield, Mabel Kuhn of Arizona, Richard Kuhn, Henry Kuhn, and Cyral Kuhn, all of Bainbridge; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Rosie Kuhn and Regenia Maynard; and one grandson, Danny Kuhn. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home in Bainbridge. The Rev. Homer Swearingen will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


WARREN DETTY

Warren P. Detty, 76, of 911 Jefferson Ave., died at 6:10 pm Feb. 10 in Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. He was born March 24, 1907, in Vinton County to William and Malinda Seymour Detty. He was the husband of the former Lucille Irvin Colvin, Kingston, who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elisha (Rosie) Young, Vigo Road, Mrs. Harold (Kate) Claytor, Marietta Road, Mrs. Floyd (Becky) Scott, with whom he lived, and Cora Detty, Chillicothe; five sons, Roxford, Pete, Bud, Gene, Larry Detty, all of Chillicothe; 32 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jessie ҐatӠDetty, Chillicothe; stepmother, Mrs. Edna Graves, Chillicothe; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Mr. Detty was a retired Scioto Township employee. Funeral service will be at 1 pm Tuesday at the Ware Funeral Home with Revs. Marcius Eblin and David Walsh officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Wareճ after 5 pm today where a Moose service will be held at 7 pm.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 13 Feb 1984

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


LEWIS DEWEY

Lewis G. Dewey, age 76, of Frankfort, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 1996, at Valley View Care Center in Frankfort. He was born February 8, 1920, in Washington Court House, the son of Mack and Virgie (Moore) Dewey. Mr. Dewey was a retired timberman, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Joseph Ellsworth White American Legion Post 483. Survivors include his wife, Maxine (Temple) Dewey, whom he married on January 21, 1946; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Robert Speakman of Washington C.H.; one son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Kathy Dewey of Frankfort; sister Ellene Storts of Frankfort; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harley and Mag Dewey of Beaver OH, and Charles and Edith Ann Dewey of Waverly; sisters-in-law Dorothy Bossert, Viola Lykins and Marian Shaffer and her husband, Ivan; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Dewey. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at the Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home in Frankfort, with the Rev. Jack Norman officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort, where military honors will be accorded by the Frankfort American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday, September 6.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 06 Sep 1996

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


EMMA DICK

Mrs. Emma J. Dick, 67, New Holland, widow of Theodore Dick, died Sunday from apoplexy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vera Morris, Williamsport. Another daughter, Mrs. Bessie Orlhood of Washington C.H. and five sons, Roy Dick of Derby, Ernest Dick of 429 E. Rich St., Donald and Urban Dick of Zanesville and Harry Dick of New Holland, survive. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Tuesday in Hebron M.E. Church. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery by E.T. Snyder, Mt. Sterling.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - 29 Dec 1929

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


LYDIA DICKASON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Dickason were held from Ware's.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Jan 1933

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MARY DIGGINS

Mary Diggins, aged 77, resident of 579 East Fourth street died at 3:20 am, Tuesday at the City Hospital. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. E. W. Kope, and a granddaughter, Mrs. E. W. Goble of Cleveland. Funeral services will be held from Ware's Chapel Thursday at 2:00 pm with burial in Greenlawn cemetery. The body may be viewed at Ware's until time for services.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 15 Dec 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


WILLIAM DILLIE

William Dillie of Harrison township, died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he has been staying for the past two months, of typhoid fever. The deceased was 39 years of age and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Zachariah Dillie, four brothers, Charles, of Columbus; John, of Brookville, Ohio, and Zachariah and James, of Harrison township, and three sisters, Mrs. Jerry Keller, of this city; Mrs. Cook Davis, of Beverly, Ohio, and Mrs. George Dennewitz, of Williamsport. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. The remains arrived in this city at 9:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, and will be taken to Concord church, where the funeral services will be held.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 28 Jun 1910

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


RALPH DIXON

Ralph N. Dixon, 82, of Chillicothe, died September 13, 2003, in his home following an extended illness. He was born June 06, 1921, in Chillicothe to Harless and Nora Nichols Dixon. On April 25, 1942, he married Madeline Coppel, who survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Sally (Steve) Lytle, of Columbus; a grandson, Andrew; and a sister Ruth Ann Smith, of Columbus. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Russell. Mr. Dixon was a US Marine Veteran of World War II. He retired from the Columbus Southern Power Company with 38 years of service. He was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist Chrch, Scioto Lodge 6 of Free and Accepted Masons, the Scottish Rite, aladdin Temple, and the Ross County Shrine Club. A private funeral service will be held Tuesday in the Haller Funeral Home at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Scott Smith officiating. Burial will follow in St. Margaret's Cemetery. Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society, 1380 Dublin Rd., PO Box 18313, Columbus, Ohio 43218-0313 or Adena Hospice, 111 West Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, OH; 15 Sep 2003

Contributed by: Letha Litzinger

 


MARGARET DIXSON

Mrs. Margaret Dixson, wife of John Dixon Sr., died at her home about 3 1/2 miles south-east of this place, last Saturday evening at about 7:30 o'clock. Deceased had suffered with a cancer for several years, which was the cause of her death. The burial occured at the Lovington Cemetery Sunday afternoon after a short service at the grave by Rev. Stevenson. The following sketch has been kindly furnished us by Rev. Stevenson. Margaret Hinson was born on old Salt Creek, near the Scioto River, at Richmondale, Ross County, Ohio, March 27, 1817. Her father and mother emigrated from North Carolina on horse back with others at a early day. There were six brothers and six sisters, all of whom are dead except Garrett Hinson of Burlington, Ia. The deceased was married to Alanson Springer in Ross County, Ohio in 1839. Her husband died November 28, 1858 leaving three sons, Pleasant, who lives in Richmondale, Ohio., Wheeler, who lives at Ullrich, and Titus T. who lives in Decatur; and five daughters, three of whom died in early womanhood. The two that are still living are Mrs. Sarah Davis and Louisa Springer, both reside in Richmondale. The deceased was married to John Dixon, Sr. April 18, 1876, and they soon afterwards came to Illinois where Mr. Dixson had prepared a confortable home. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for nearly 70 years. Sarah Davis and Lousia Springer, daughters of the deceased and her brother Garrett Hinson were present and witnessed the last sad rites, as were also two sons, Wheeler and Titus T. who live in the vicinity.

Lovington Illinois Republic, Lovington IL; 25 Aug 1899

Contributed by: Carol Hinson Allen

 


DONALD DOLES

Donald K. Doles, 62, of England Hollow Road, died unexpectedly at 8:36 p.m. on Oct. 28, 1991, at Medical Center Hospital. He was born November 1, 1928, in Jackson County to Clifford L. and Nellie B. Whiting Doles. On Nov. 26, 1948 he married the former Marilyn F. Reeves, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Linda S. Hill, Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Like, Mrs. Michael (Judy) Parker, all of Chillicothe: sons, Donald L. Doles and Scott J. Doles, both of England Hollow Road; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Annon, England Hollow Road, and Connie Long, Chillicothe: a brother and his wife, James and Mary Doles, Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Doles retired from the Mead Corp., where he worked for 46 years, and was a member of the OPEIU Local 422. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. in the Ware Funeral Home with his nephew, Rev. Ronald Mackey, Fox, Oklahoma officiating. Burial will follow in the Westboro IOOF Cemetery in Clinton County. Friends may call at Ware's 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 29 Oct 1991

Contributed by: Marilyn Doles

 


ANNIE DRAKE

Mrs. Annie Waters Drake, 86, of 256 S. Mulberry St. died at 10:30 at her residence following an extended illness. She was a member of the High Street Church of Christ in Christian Union where service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jack Norman will officiate and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. A native of Denver, O., she was born on Aug. 13, 1883 to James and Catherine Robinson Scott. On Dec. 25, 1900 she was married to Frank E. Watters, who died on Oct 20, 1909. Later she was married to George Drake who predeceased her. Surviving are a daughter Miss Ethel M. Watters, with whom Mrs. Drake made her home, two sons, Howard E. Watters, at home and Virgil E. Watters, 447 Church St., four grandchildren, a stepgrandchild, eight great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Richards, Mrs Sylvia Richards, Mrs Alice Cozad and Mrs Audrey Dearth, all of this city, four brothers, John F. Scott, Kingston, Route 2, William A. Scott, Circleville, James Scott, this city, and Irvin Scott, Columbus and several nieces and nephews.

 

Contributed by: Artell Brown

 


MARIBELLE DRENNEN

Mrs. Maribelle Drennen died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 307 First Ave., Waverly. She was 62. Mrs. Drennen was born July 31 [1921] in Pike County to Jack and Margaret Terry Hickman. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Judge James M. Drennen; two sons, Marty, of Waverly, and Terry, of Columbus; and a daughter, Sheila Drennen, of Yellow Springs. Also surviving are four sisters, Martha Schauseil, of Waverly, Clarice Cunningham, of Chillicothe, and Alice Markham and Evelyn Finch, both of Columbus; and two brothers, Jack, of Westerville, and Allen, of Columbus. Arrangements for Mrs. Drennen's service are pending at Boyer Funeral Home.

Waverly News-Watchman, Waverly OH; 21 Jun 1984

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


JAMES DRIGGS

On Sunday, October 12, 2003, at 4:20 a.m., our Heavenly Father wrapped loving arms around His loyal servant and carried him home. James I. Driggs, Sr., 75, of Chillicothe, was born to the late Brady and Nellie Driggs, on February 17, 1928, in New Martinsville, WV. He was preceded in death by his faithful wife of 39 years, Margaret (Kohn), with whom he was united in marriage on March 29, 1958. Dad will be greatly missed by his children, James and Shelley Driggs, Jr., Jill and Mike Bowers, Jerry and Cyndy Driggs, Jeff and Lori Driggs, Joy and Jay Schankman and JoAnna and Jamie Taylor. He will be fondly remembered by his treasured grandchildren, Alyssa, Katie, Casey, Ben, Phil, Tyler, Janae, Caleb, Lance, Levi, Jessy, Matthew, Evan, Nathaniel and Alayna. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Jean and Lee Rayer, Mary Francis Black, Bill Joe Driggs, Bob Driggs, Dave Driggs; brother-in-law, Elden "Buck" Heath; and a daughter from a previous marriage, Patricia Kelly. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Ann Heath; and an infant brother. Our father was a long time member of Chillicothe Baptist Church, where he faithfully served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Mead in 1990, with nearly 40 years of service. He also enjoyed his time spent as a Wal-Mart greeter. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003, in the Chillicothe Baptist Church, with the Reverend John Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (today), October 14. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested that contributions be made to the Chillicothe Baptist Church Investing in Eternity Program.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 14 Oct 2003

Contributed by: Rebecca Joy Schankman

 


BERTHA DRUMMOND

Bertha M. Drummond, 80, Lyndon Rt. 1, died 8 a.m. Tuesday in Ross Medical Center of a lingering illness. Born July 15, 1897, in Ross County, she was the daughter of Carson Edgar and Ella Jane Myers Drummond. Miss Drummond was a member of the South Salem Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three sisters, Miss Winifred Drummond, Lyndon Rt. 1; Mrs. Edwin (Ida) Eselgroth, Chillicothe Rt. 6, and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Sturgeon, Frankfort Rt. 2, and four brothers, Lloyd, Clarksburg; Miley, Orient; Charles, Greenfield Rt. 2, and Clarence, Lyndon Rt. 1. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral service for Miss Drummond will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Murray's Funeral Home, Greenfield, with Rev. Clair Emerick officiating and burial in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield OH ; 01 Nov 1977

Contributed by: Ralph W. Cokonougher

 


DOROTHY DRUMMOND

Dorothy E. Drummond, 90, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla, died 9 am Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in the Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born February 1, 1910, in Pickaway County, to the late Harry S [sic: Harry Adam] and Rosa Streitenberger Quick. She was married March 17, 1943, to Everett Drummond, who died September 4, 1959. Surviving are grandchildren, Cathy, and her husband, Dwight Bowen, Linda Weaver, and Steven, Jeffery and Edwin Huston; sister, Midge Neighborgal, Chillicothe; several great- and great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughters, Judith Huston and Betty Weaver; sister, Leona Blake; brother, Gilbert Quick; and infant sister, Gladys Quick. Dorothy was a retired employee of the former Simon's Flowers. Funeral services will be held 1 pm Friday in the Ware Funeral Home, with the pastor Larry Ault officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 7-9 pm Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 19 Jul 2000

Contributed by: Amanda Halasz

 


EVERETT DRUMMOND

Everett E Drummond, 61, of 144 Madeira Ave., died at 5:49 am, Friday, in Chillicothe Hospital. He became ill at work at the Mead Corporation last Tuesday. Mr. Drummond was born Oct 4, 1897, a son of Albert and Grace Gray Drummond. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ada Moss, in 1938. On March 17, 1943, he married Dorothy Quick McKelvey, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Grace Drummond of Chillicothe; two daughters, Mrs. Quentin Robertson and Mrs. James Quinn of Chillicothe; two sons, Robert of Chillicothe and Everett Jr. of Ridgefield, NJ; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Betty Weaver of Middletown, Conn, and Mrs. Edwin Huston of Columbus; one sister, Mrs Alphonso Madru of Dayton; one brother, Fred of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Larry, Winford, ad Glenmore. Mr. Drummond was a member of the Mead Foreman's Club, and had been a Mead employee since 1928. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of American Legion post 62. Service will be at 10:30 am Monday in the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur Goist officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 04 Sep 1959

Contributed by: Amanda Halasz

 


KATHRYN DRUMMOND

Kathryn Drummond, 52, Lyndon Rt. 1, died at 6 p.m. Monday at her residence in Paint Twp. Born Jan. 9, 1922, in Pickaway County, she was the daughter of John and Mary Diehl Francis. She was married on June 27, 1940, to George Drummond, who survives, along with four daughters, Mrs. Frank Johnson, Chillicothe; Mrs. Hugh Kinzer, Greenfield Rt. 2; Mrs. Stephen Schiller, Bainbridge Rt. 1, and Mrs. Floyd Holt, Chillicothe; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Carroll, Chillicothe; Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchinson, Circleville, and Mrs. Jane Wilson, Kingston; two brothers, Floyd Francis, Chillicothe, and Carl Francis, Greenfield; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, Bainbridge, officiated by Rev. Ken Marckel. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 17 Sep 1974

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


EDWARD DUFEU

Edward William Dufeu, 456 Lauren St., died at 2:30 Sunday morning at his home, after an illness of one week, death due to pneumonia. He was born in Springfield Township, Feruary 9, 1873, the son of Albert and Mary Defeu, and died at the age of fifty-six years. August 1902 he married Louise Watson who died March 5, 1922. Surviving are two children, Gladys and Edward at home, and one brother, Albert of Circleville, Ohio. For the past ten years Mr. Dufeu has been an employee of Mead Pulp and Paper Company and was a member of the Modern Woodman of this city. Funeral services will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. L. Sifferd officiating. Interment will take place at Greenlawn cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - 22 Dec 1929

Contributed by: Carla Mascara


MAYNARD A. DUFF

Maynard Allen Duff, 75, of 813 Spring Street, Greenfield, died 8:19 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He was born May 12, 1915, in Highland County, and was the husband of Bernice Beath. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where Masonic services will be at 7 p.m., and an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Area Life Squad or the Highland County Heart Association.

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CURTISS DUMM

Curtiss C. Dumm, 70, of Oak Hill, died 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Oak Hill Hospital. His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with the Rev. Ronald Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. He was born October 25, 1911, in Kingston, to Fred and Myrtte Parks Dumm. He married the former Patty Ann Batterson, who survives. He owned and operated Dumm Union 76, Columbus. He was a sales representative of Liggetts Truck Co. and Furehaut Trailer Sales Co. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias of Circleville. Also surviving are a son, Robert L., Kingston; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 09 Nov 1981

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ALTA DUNFEE

Services for Mrs. Alta M. Dunfee, wife of Paul Dunfee, 167 East Eighth Street, was held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Fawcett Funeral Home. The Rev. C. King Wynkoop officiated, and the Gray Ladies, of which Mrs. Dunfee was a member, attended in body. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Willard King, Harley Gray, Fred Zonner, Ralph Moore, Arthur Herrnstein, and Francis Story.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 19 Jul 1949

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


EDWARD EARL

Edward R. Earl, the only son of Mrs. E. M. Earl, died on Thursday morning of consumption, at the age of twenty-seven years. A year ago Ed. Earl was an active, promising young man, and apparently in good health. He was a member of the Sill Guards, Sixth Regiment, O.N.G., and went into camp with his company last summer at Washington C.H. While there he contracted a severe cold, which settled on his weak lungs, and developed the disease of which he died. His funeral took place from the home of his mother on Wednesday afternoon and was in charge of the Sill Guards and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
[NB: This is from a newspaper clipping which was glued in the front of a diary kept by Abraham Lincoln Kearney Sr. starting in 1888. No newspaper name or date was shown.]

 

Contributed by: Roger Kearney

 


NORMAN DYE

Norman D. Dye, 75-year-old retired farmer, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at his home, 568 East Main Street, after a two-month illness. The son of Joseph and Catherine Rogers Dye, he was born Sept. 29, 1875 in Ross County and married Alba Magill on Jan. 6, 1901. She survives, together with three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Huff, Mrs. Dorothy Mace and Jean Stevens, of this city; a son, George Dye, Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Ada Hansen, Vorheesville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and one great-grand-child. Two brothers predeceased him. Mr. Dye was a member of the Richmond Dale Church of God. Service will be held 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Assemblies of God church, High Street at Allen avenue, with the Rev. J. W. Sullivan and the Rev. R. C. Dalton officiating. Burial will be in the Little Mound cemetery, Richmond Dale. Friends may call at the Whitsel-Root funeral home after 3 p. m. Tuesday

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 25 Jun 1951

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


CYNTHIA DYKE

Cynthia Roseanne Dyke, 87, a resident of Waverly for many years, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 20th [1947] at the home of a grandson, Delbert Newton, of Circleville, Route 2. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Dyke, who died several years ago. Known by scores as "Aunt Tint", she resided for several years with George Blaum of Fourth Street. Mrs. Dyke was born in Meigs county on September 4, 1860 [d/o Jacob Baker and Ellen Lowe]. Surviving are one brother, Logan Baker, of Akron; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jesse Copland of Jackson, Michigan, and Mrs. Pearl Woods of Wilkesville, Ohio, besides numerous other relatives here and in Ross County. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Gregg Funeral Home, with Rev. Ernest Claytor officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery here under the direction of A. M. Gregg, local funeral director. [NB: Cynthia m1 Jacob Stoll. Children: Mary Pearl Stoll (m Jacob Young Dyke), Flora Stoll (d young), Charles Clyde Stoll (m1 Bessie Plum; m2 Emma Katherine Farmer), Conrad Elmer Stoll (m Alta Eunice Hatfield), and Ada M. Dyke (m George J. Blaum). All predeceased her.]

Waverly Watchman, Waverly OH; 01 Jan 1948

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


JACOB DYKE

Jacob Y[oung]. Dyke, 88-year old retired farmer and timberman, died at noon Monday, June 12 [1961], at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bert Scott , of Chillicothe, Rt. 5. He had been in failing health for the past five years. In recent years, "Jakie" as he was known, had operated a fruit market on Market St. in Waverly, Born on Dec. 21, 1872, near Vinton, Ohio, he was a son of William and Sarah (Young) Dyke. On Feb. 5, 1897, he married Mary Pearl Stulley, who preceded him in death in April of 1934. Surviving are six sons: Holace Dyke of Washington, C. H., Rev. Newton Dyke and Rev. Mason Dyke, both of Waverly, Rt. 3, Charles Dyke and Lawrence Dyke, both of Waverly, and Clarence Dyke of Chillicothe, Rt. 5; five daughters, Mrs. Elsie Dyke of Harrison, Mich., Mrs. Bessie Newton of New Holland, Mrs. Mabel Scott (at whose home he died), Mrs. Mildred Newton of Waverly, Rt. 2, Mrs. Helen Dewitt of Waverly; and 40 grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bible Christian Church with a son, Rev. Newton Dyke, officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of the A. H. Boyer Funeral Home.

 

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


ORPHA DYKE

Funeral Services for Mrs. Orpha Dyke, 71, of Washington, C. H., were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Gregg Street Church of Christ in Christian Union there with Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery at Frankfort where she had formerly resided. Mrs. Dyke died Friday night, Mar 21 [1969] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Colburn, near Frankfort. She had been in failing health for the past year. Her husband, Hollis Dyke, died about six weeks ago. The Dyke family had resided in Washington C. H. for 15 years, and prior to that time had lived in Frankfort, after leaving this county. A native of Pike County, she was born Aug. 1, 1897, a daughter of Charles and Louella (Zimmerman) Havens. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Douglas Colburn, where she succumbed, Mrs. Clarence Houser of Chillicothe, Mrs. Gene Spangler of New Holland and Mrs. Floyd Colburn of Clarksburg; and five sons, Leo of Washington, C. H., Floyd of Chillicothe, Walter of Waverly, Paul of Frankfort and Gale of Circleville; 34 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, including Mrs. Myrtle Rose of Lucasville and Mrs. Emma Good of Stockdale.

Waverly Watchman, Waverly OH; 27 Mar 1969

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


ROY EASTER

Roy Easter, 61, of Yellowbud, passed away Sunday, Jan 2, in the Chillicothe Hospital. Mr. Ester was born in Pickaway County, a son of Clayton and Katherine Griffith Easter. He had been in the popcorn sales business for 29 years. He was a member of the Circleville Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving him are his wife, Ollie Mick Easter; four daughters, Mrs. George Cline of Circleville, Rt 2, Mrs. Lloyd Shaw Jr, of Williamsport, Mrs. Howard Brumfield of Yellowbud, and Mrs. Betty Bryant at home; two sons, William of Circleville and Guy of Jamestown; two sisters, Mrs. Caris Bennett of Yellowbud and Mrs. Birdie Holloway of Chillicothe; a brother, Clarence Easter; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Yellowbud church with the Rev. Jack Noble officiating. Burial was made in the Springbank Cemetery by direction of the Root funeral home of Chillicothe.

Pickaway County News, Ashville OH; 13 Jan 1955

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay


EBENHACK, GEORGE A.

 

George A. Ebenhack died March 28, 2005.  Born Dec. 20, 1920, he is survived by his widow, Maryann Carter Ebenhack.

 

He was preceded in death by Mary Jane, his wife of 45 years.  He is survived by his children, Sharon, Tom, Karla, and Judy; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  He was loved and will be fondly remembered by many.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Cas de la Luz Foundations-Hospice, 400 W. Magee Road, Tucson, Ariz. 85704.

 

 

Chillicothe Gazette Mar. 30, 2005

  Contributed by  Marcia Dudley.


ERNEST EBRIGHT

Ernest E. Ebright, 86, of Greenfield, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, June 3, 1996, at Greenfield Area Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born July 2, 1909, in Ross County, to John W. and Sadie Clark Ebright. He had retired as plant superintendent at Candle-Lite Inc., Leesburg. Following his retirement, he worked at the Greenfield Municipal Hospital and Greenfield Daily Times. Mr. Ebright was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of Pisgah Mt. Pleasant Federated Church where for several years he served as Sunday School superintendent. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mildred E. McMullen Ebright, on Dec. 31, 1993. They were married April 9, 1938. He was also preceded by a sister in infancy. Mr. Ebright is survived by five daughters and three sons-in-law, Phyllis J. and Stephen Eusey of Tampa, Fla., Carol A. and Robert Hamilton of Greenfield, Susan E. and Robert Dupont of North Pole, Alaska, and Karen and Jill Ebright, both of Columbus; four sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Eileen Ebright of Williamsburg, Ohio, George C. of South Salem, William D. of Frankfort and Kevin M. Ebright of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a brother, John W. Ebright, of Greenfield. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Danny Dodds officiating and burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 4-8 p.m.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 04 Jun 1996

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


DONALD EIBEST

Donald Earl Eibest, son of John F. and Mildred Wheeland Eibest, was born May 23, 1930, and died December 13, 1932. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Kenneth and Harold, two sisters, Mildred and Evelyn. Also three grandparents, Mrs. And Mrs. Alfred Wheeland and Mrs. Charles Eibest. Little Donald was the pride of the home. How we will miss him - his sweet smile and childish prattle. We will see him again we know, for God says, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is a Kingdom of Heaven." CARD OF THANKS: We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their sympathy, flowers, and kindness during the sickness and death of our darling son. Also Rev. Deemer and C.J. Ware. Eibest Family.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; ca 16 Dec 1932

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CURTIS ELLIOTT

Curtis Elliott, 74, Route 2, died at his residence at 4 p.m. Friday after an illness of two weeks. A native of Pike County, he was born August 28, 1880, a son of Joshua and Lidia Knisley Elliott. In 1902 he married Clara Bailey, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Howard, Edmond and Glenn, all of Bainbridge; and Otis of Philadelphia, Pa; and two daughters, Mrs. Edith Elliott and Mrs. Vivian Couch, both of Mansfield. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fairview Church.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 04 Dec 1954

Service for Curtis Elliott, Bainbridge, was held Monday afternoon at Fairview Church, Pike County, with the Rev. George Anderson and the Rev. H. E. Elliott officiating. Burial was in Papparrell Cemetery under the direction of the H. D. Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Howard Glenn, Edward and Ralph Elliott and Clyde Couch. Music was by Naomi and Darlene Anderson.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


GEORGE ENDERLIN

Service for George F. Enderlin, who died Thursday in Indianapolis, was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Ware funeral home with burial in Grandview cometery.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 24 Apr 1945

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


GEORGE ENGLE

George E. Engle was of foreign birth, born in Germany, Sept. 26, 1823. He departed this life Oct. 26, 1905, aged 82 years and 1 month. In the year 1837 he came to Ross County, Ohio, and was there united in marriage with Sarah Creakbaum in the year 1846. They then moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana, where they toiled together until death called mother Engle home, May 29, 1888. To this union were born eleven children, ten of whom are still living, Katherine, Issac, John, Anna, Hanna, George, Randolph (sic), Jacob, Rosella, David and Pierce, Rosella having proceeded her father to the spirit world. He leaves forty-seven grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. The funeral occurred Friday at Beaver Dam, conducted by Rev. Miner and interment in the Hammond Cemetery.

Akron News, Akron, Fulton County IN; 03 Nov 1905

Contributed by: Gary Engle

 


ISAAC ENGLE

Issac Engle, aged farmer of the community north of Akron, passed away at the McDonald hospital at Warsaw Friday, following an operation several days ago for double hernia. Mr. Engle was 79 years old, and had not been in the best of health for some time, due to complications and heart trouble. His death was caused by a sudden heart attack, as he was thought to be recovering satisfactorily from the operation. Mr. Engle was a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, but coming to this locality as a small boy, with his parents, had spent the greater part of his life here, where he had farmed. In January, 1878, he was married to Julia Wideman of this locality, and his death ends a union of 54 years. Four children were born, a son, Homer, dying at the age of five. Three survive. Mrs. Alta Dickey and Mrs. Bessie Reed of Culver, formerly Sadie Dickey of north of Akron, and of Akron. Other surviving relatives are three brothers, John and Jacob Engle of Beaver Dam, and David Engle of Dutchtown; two sisters, Kate and Anna Jefferies of Mentone, with other relatives. Mr. Engle had for many years been a member of the Beaver Dam U. B. church. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Beaver Dam U. B. church, and burial was made in Nichols cemetery.

Akron News, Akron, Fulton County IN; 03 Mar 1932

Contributed by: Gary Engle

 


STANLEY ERVIN

Stanley Ervin, 67, of Mulga Road, Wellston, passed away May 6, 2002, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, due to kidney failure. Stanley was born July 4, 1934, in Jackson Ohio, to Kenneth and Wilma (Norris) Ervin. He is survived by his wife, Christine (Trosper); three sons, Terry (Bj), Kenneth (Sheila) and Stan Jr. (Beth) Ervin; grandchildren, Justin, Courteny, Kristen, Jessica, Brian and Shane Ervin; and one greatgrandchild, Zane Riley Ervin. Also surviving are brother, George (Wanda) Ervin; and two brothers-in-law, Larry (Francis) Kelly and Bob (Trish) Trosper. Stanley also leaves behind a very special friend of many years, Mike Darbyshire, of South Salem, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews. Stanley was a one time employee of Kinsel's, Fred Rice Appliance of Jackson, EE Chambers Department Store for 12 years, and Midland Grocery as a salesman for 12 years. He was a past Democrat chairman and a long time member of the Board of Elections. He also served as Director of elections in Jackson county. He was a Wellston City School Board member from 1998 to 2001. He retired from the State of Ohio, Dept. of Safety and Health in August 31, 1996. Friends may call Wednesday, May 8, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday May 9, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston. funeral will be Friday, May 10, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. A.B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 08 May 2002

Contributed by: Raymond Phillips

 


ISAAC ESSEX

An Old Settler has been called home. -- Mr. Isaac Essex died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Peckham, in Keithsburg on 21 Dec. 1873. He was born in Chester Co., Maryland [sic] on the 17 Sep 1786, emigrated to Virginia in 1795, thence to Ross Co., Ohio, and from there to Indiana and in 1836 he came to Ill. and stopped at Rock Island. In 1838 he came to this country [sic; county], where he has resided ever since. He had been a member of the ME church since 1792, and was always a consistent Christian, and has gone home at a ripe old age to reap his reward. His remains were brought down on the train Monday and his funeral attended from the ME church, Rev. U.Z. Gilmur, officiating. He leaves five children and 14 grandchildren. [NB: Isaac married Nancy Severs in Ross Co. 19 Jan 1812.]

The Oquawka Current, Oquawka, IL; Apr 1986

Contributed by: Peggy Carey

 


GUY ESTLE

Guy F. Estle, 80, of Rainsboro, died Wednesday morning [11 Aug 1971] at Chillicothe Veterans Hospital. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dale Rhoads, of Hillsboro, and Mrs. Wilma O'Brien, of Chillicothe; eight sons, David and James, of Chillicothe, Kenneth, of Rainsboro, Floyd, with the U.S. Army, Gerald, of Good Hope, and Don, Eugene and Charles, of Hillsboro; a sister, Mrs. Nora Lebert, Dayton; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dan Estle, of Hillsboro. He was born May 2, 1891, the son of Jack Estle and Julia Lafferty Estle. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hope Miller Funeral Home, with burial in Roads Cemetery at Rainsboro. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributed by: Bobbi Estle

 


PAULINE EUBANKS

Pauline Eubanks, 96, of Bainbridge, died at 4:40 a.m. Oct 31, 2001, at Heartland Nursing Home, Hillsboro. She was born Jan. 22, 1905, in Ross County, the daughter of Robert P. and Anna Sterling Jones. She married Henry Eubanks, who died in 1972. She is survived by daughter, Helen Brewsbaugh, of Bainbridge. She was a member of the Bainbridge Church of Christ, where the service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov 5, 2001, with Troy Villars officiating. Burial will be in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro, Highland County OH; 01 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

Pauline Eubanks, 96, of Bainbridge, died Oct. 31 at 4:40 a.m. at Heartland Nursing Home of Hillsboro. She was married to Harry Eubanks, who died in 1972. She left behind four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her son, Robert A. Eubanks, died June 5, 1986. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary R. Eubanks of Hillsboro, and grandsons Jim R. Eubanks of Troy. and John R. Eubanks of Lynchburg, Ohio.

Troy Daily News, Troy, Miami County OH; 02 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Jim R Eubanks

 


MARGERY EVANS

Margery Lucille Evans, 90, Chillicothe, passed away unexpectedly and went to join her loved ones in Heaven on 05 Dec 2000. She was born 19 Aug 1910 in Chillicothe, the daughter of Bernard and Bessie Woodbridge Knapp. On 21 Aug 1930, she married Wallace L. Evans, who died 29 Oct 1981. She was also predeceased by her parents and sister, Helen Knapp. She is survived by a son, Wallace (Sandra) Evans, Tampa FL; daughter MarJo A. Congrove, Chillicothe; nine grandchildren, Pamela (Jeff) Roush, Rayann Congrove, Betsy (Michael) Strong, Heather (Thad) Spencer, Debra (Bill) Conaway, all of Chillicothe; Donna Murdock, Richard (Sandy) Evans, Karen (Billie) McCask8ill and David Evans, all of Florida; two step-grandchildren, Bobby Gilette and Melissa Shortt, both of Florida; 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister Sarah Miller and brother Bernard (Eileen) Knapp, both of Chillicothe; sister Beverly (Steve) Dowler, Columbus; and many nieces and nephews. She was an active lifetime member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, member of Susan Harding Circle, Maranatha Sunday School Class, Sewing Club, and Chillicothe Senior Citizens. She greatly enriched many lives and will be sadly missed. Funeral service will be Friday 1 PM at the Hill Fuenral Home, Kingston, with Reverend Robert Melton officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at Hill's on Thursday from 5-8 PM or one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 07 Dec 2000


ANNA BIRDENA EVERHART

Mrs. Roy Everhart

Funeral service for Mrs. Anna Birdena (Bertie) Everhart, 79, Route 1 Bainbridge, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Murray Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Ted Mendenhall of Chillicothe, with burial following in South Salem Cemetery. Calling hours will be observed at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday. She died at 3:47 p.m. Saturday in Greenfield Hospital. A native of Ross County, she was born on Oct. 15, 1893. She was a member of the Fruitdale Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy R. Everhart, whom she married on Aug. 4, 1910; four sons, Harold, Bainbridge, and Virgil, Emery, and Delbert, all of Greenfield; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Flora) Shadley, Bainbridge, Mrs. Howard (Elsie) Seeley, Toledo, and Mrs. Dexter (Jean) Risner, Mansfield; 26 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son and a daughter.

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


HELEN FAIN

Helen M. (VanBibber) Fain, age 81, of Springfield and formerly of Wellston, went to be with her Lord and with her beloved Shin at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001. She was born in Wellston, Ohio, on June 1, 1920, the daughter of Arthur and Nellie (Gray) VanBibber. She is survived by four children and spouses, William H. and Barbara Fain, Jr., Donald L. and Connie Fain, Kathy Beth and Walter Pete Williams, all of Springfield, and Arnold E. Corky and Marilyn Fain of Lawton, Okla; eleven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Joann VanBibber of Upper Sandusky, Ronald and Janice VanBibber of Orlando, Fla; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Burneda and Howard Flannery of Chillicothe and Hilda Montgomery of Hamden, Ohio and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William H. Shin Fain in 1983; two brothers, Gould and Arthur VanBibber; two sisters, Verona Stevens Bishop, Colis VanBibber, and a great-grandson, Tyler Andrew Fain. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Bonny Kinnunen officiating. Family received friends at the church a half hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Times-Journal, Jackson OH

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


HERSCHEL FAULKNER

Service for Herschel A. Faulkner, 73, of 234 Knoles Ave., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Astor Graves officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Leo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Faulkner, a retired farmer and former Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hospital employee, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday at the local VA hospital following an extended illness. The son of John and Anna Spanabel Faulkner, he was born on May 6, 1894 in Jackson County. On June 8, 1918 he was married to Lula Cooper, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Maxine) Davis, 608 Linn St., Mrs. James (Geraldine) Quillen, South Shore, Ky., and Mrs. Emil (Mary Ruth) Riley, 129 Winona Blvd.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Orlan (Minnie) Cooper, Coalton; a brother, Edwin, Hollywood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Robert D., a half-sister and a half-brother. Mr. Faulkner was a member of the Savageville Methodist Church, Jackson Post of the American Legion, having been a veteran of World I and the Grange.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 15 Jan 1968

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


JEWEL FEAST

Jewel Feast, 35, a patient at the U.S. Veterans Hospital since November 1931, died at the hospital this morning. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida M. Feast of Paducah, KY, where his body will be shipped for burial. Funeral services will be held on Friday sometime, the time not certain, with burial in Twin Township cemetery.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 17 Dec 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


BETTY FELDMAN

Betty L. Feldman, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, died January 21, 2000, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, following an extended illness. She was born August 28, 1917, in Chillicothe, Ohio, the daughter of the late Maurice L. and Martha Creager Feldman. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Maurice L. and Jean W. Feldman, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a cousin, Mildred D. Creager, Chillicothe. She was a graduate of Chillicothe High School in 1935 and Bliss Business College in Columbus. Ms. Feldman retired from the Prudential Insurance Company, Columbus, after 40 years as office manager in Chillicothe and Columbus. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Columbus, and a former member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Chillicothe where she had taught Sunday School. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Elizabeth Brown officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross County Humane Society, P.O. Box 564, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

 


EVERETT FELLENSTINE

Everett J., son of Charles P. and Lida J. Fellenstine, was born Oct. 18, 1900, in Union township and departed this earthly life, Sept. 29, 1919, age 18 years, 11 months and 11 days. Everett was a kind and loving boy with a sunny disposition, and was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed by many loving friends. He was member of Spring Bank Sunday school where he was a regular attendant. Only ten months ago he was preceded to the spirit world by his brother, George. He is survived by his father, mother, two brothers Noah at home and John of Clarksburg, two nieces and two nephews, Beatrice and Howard Fellenstein, Hoyt and Helen Martin, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. "Everett is gone, Oh how we'll miss him. But the Saviour needed one more flower to bloom in Paradise. He came to earth and said come and he has left us 'till we all meet on the beautiful shore where parting will be no more."

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - 04 Oct 1919

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


GROVER FERDON

Grover C. Ferdon Sr., 60, of 85 N. Sugar St., Chillicothe, died at 4 a.m. Thursday in the V.A. Medical Center, Chillicothe. A U.S. Navy World War II veteran, Mr. Ferdon is survived by his wife, Millie Jordan Ferdon; his mother, Grace Long of Greenfield; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Linda) Dearth of Salisbury, N. C., and Mrs. Alfred (Mary) Parker of Chillicothe; two sons, James L. Ferdon of Chillicothe, and Seaman Second Class Grover Ferdon Jr. of Norfolk, Va; eight grandchildren; one brother, Wilbert J. Ferdon Jr. of Greenfield, and one sister.

Daily Times - Greenfield, Highland County OH; 10 Dec 1982

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


NORMA FICK

Norma Jean Fick, 64, of Lakeview, Oh., died 10:05 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2003, in the Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine OH, following a short illness. She was born November 6, 1938 in Chillicothe to Wilby and Hattie Oney Landrum. On April 9, 1973, she married William C. Fick who survives. In addition to her mother, Hattie of Lakeview, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James and Sally Landrum of Dayton, Oh.; sister and brother-in-law, Janice Landrum Cisler and Brent Cisler of Canton, Oh.; a nephew, Brett Landrum of Dayton; and a niece, Amy (Chris) Hahn of Cincinnati. She was preceded by her father, Wilby Landrum, and an infant sister, Louella Mae Landrum. Norma retired after 30 years as an accountant for PERS. Funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003 in the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Oh. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH; 13 May 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


ELDA FINLEY

Funeral service for Elda Edna Finley, 88, of Idaho Rural Station, who died Monday night, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. The Rev. Paul Coy will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery, Route 1, Peebles. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-8 p.m. today and until services Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; Jun 1979

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARY FINLEY

Mary Elizabeth Finley, wife of James P. Finley, 362 South Pain Street, passed away with complications following an illness of ne year, at 3:30 pm Monday. The deceased was born October 27, 1876, in Highland County, the daughter of David and Susan Rhodes Fauber. She was married April 6, 1899, to James Finley, and besides her husband leaves eleven grandchildren and [other relatives; article clipped]

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 15 Dec 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MERLE FIUME

E. Merle Fiume, 87, Laurelville, died Sunday, May 19, 1996, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Born March 18, 1909, Ross County, daughter of the late Henry and Emma Whitten Kendall, she was the widow of Joseph Fiume Sr., who died Aug. 16, 1979. A homemaker, she was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church of Gibisonville, Ladies Aid of the Church, Scenic Hills Senior Citizens of Logan and Kitchen Band and Chorus of Scenic Hills Senior Citizens. Surviving are a son, Joseph (Helen) Fiume Jr. of Laurelville; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Juanita) Culbertson of Tarlton, Mrs. William (Genevieve) Evans of Logan, Mrs. James (Clara) Greiner of Circleville and Gloria Dennis of Ashley; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren; a brother, Ray Kendall; three half brothers, Frank, Harry and James Kendall; a sister, Louise Kendall; and four half sisters, Oneida Kendall, Annette Primmer, Josie Whitten and Mamie Schumacher. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Maxine Krisher officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hocking County. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.

Logan Daily News, Logan, Hocking County OH

 


LILLA FLECK

Lilla Fleck, 80, formerly of Waverly, died 10:20 PM Tuesday at The Forum Health Care Center, Columbus. Arrangements are pending at Botkin Funeral Home, Waverly.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 07 Dec 2000

 


CHRISTINA FLETCHER

Mrs. Christina Busch Fletcher died in Little Rock, Ark, Monday. She is survived by several cousins in the Chillicothe area. Survivors include a son, Charles, two daughters, Dr. Mildred Schneider and Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher; and a brother, Frank Busch, all of Little Rock.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


AUDREY FORDYCE

Audrey A. Fordyce, 84, of Floral City, Fla., formerly of Ross County, died Friday, March 20, 1998 at Eastbrooke Health Care Center, Brooksville, Fla. Born May 17, 1913, in Ross County, she was the daughter of Addision Cokonougher and Mazie (Hurless) Cokonougher. She is survived by her husband, Stanley D. Fordyce; sons and daughters-in-law, Chester and Jean Ann Fordyce of Washington C.H. and Robert Fordyce of Tampa, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Shuster and Howard of South Salem and Debby and Ron Paisley of Ocala, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Mary Cokonougher of Boston, Mass.; sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Staats of Bainbridge; 13 granchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and eight step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Satterfield, and two sisters. A member of the Greenfield Church of Christ, she was a 1931 graduate of Buckskin High School. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, with Keith Short officiating. Burial will follow in the South Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


JEFFREY FORDYCE

Jeffrey A. Fordyce, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Fordyce of Greenfield, died Tuesday, May 28, at 4: 35 pm at Children's Hospital, Columbus after an illness of 18 months. His mother is the former Mary Elizabeth Herman. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Shawna Marle Fordyce at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fordyce Greenfield Rt 2; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Herman of Hillsboro Rt 1; and great-grandmothers, Mrs. Rhoda Herman of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Mazie Cockonougher, of Greenfield. Services were held Friday at 2 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home in Greenfield, with Rev. Clair Emerick officiating and burial following in South Salem Cemetery.

Hillsboro News Herald, Hillsboro OH; 06 Jun 1963

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MARY FORSYTHE

Mary A. Forsythe, 88, of 3645 Turkey Ridge Rd., Lyndon, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 1988, at her residence. Born Dec. 6, 1899 in Fayette Co., she was the daughter of Joseph and Adeline Burner Ross. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel, United Methodist Church, and was a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. David (Bessie) Hester and Mrs. Anna Rhodes, both of Lyndon, and Mrs. John (Opal) Rhodes of Bainbridge; a son, Homer R. Forsythe, of Lyndon; four grandchildren, Mrs. Phyliss Hester of Columbus, James Rhodes of Greenfield, Robert Rhodes of Leesburg and Tom Rhodes of Bainbridge, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Irvin Forsythe, on Feb. 13, 1969; one sister and five brothers. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Murray's Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Frost officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Times-Gazette, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 16 May 1988

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


JUANITA FRASURE

Juanita Frasure, 69, of Flat Road, Bainbridge, died 11:30 AM Wednesday at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. She was born 19 Sep 1931 in Pike County and was the widow of Virgil Frasure. Arrangements are pending at Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 07 Dec 2000

 


GLEN FREE

Glen D. "Jake" Free, 67, of Frankfort, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at his home following an extended illness. Born Feb. 6, 1931, in Frankfort, he was the son of Glen R. and Cora Ethel (Palmer) Free. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Mike Free officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


PAULINE FREEMAN

Pauline Blythe Freeman, 79, of Chillicothe, died Saturday, Jan 7, at her home. She was born October 21, 1915, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Scott and Bertha Malone Blythe. Pauline was a member of the Massieville United Methodist Church were she was active for many years. Survivors include her husband, Howard; two sons, Everett of Clarksburg and Stanley of Chillicothe; two daughters, Norma Clark of Cincinnati and Irma Scott of Columbus; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dawson Blythe of Peebles. One son, Raymond, and one grandson, John, preceded her in death. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 11, at the Massieville United Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh Price officiating. Burial was in the Floral Hills Memory Garden at Massieville.

 

Contributed by: Jo Koenig

 


BERNICE FRENCH

Bernice Evelyn (O'Dell) French, age 91, the oldest lifelong resident of Richmond Dale, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2004. She was born in Richmond Dale, on February 2, 1912, to William Percy and Margaret (Summers) O'Dell. She was married April 10, 1937, to Harold Leo "Dud" French, who died April 23, 1973. Bernice was a graduate of Richmond Dale High School and received a teaching degree from Ohio University. She began her 30-year teaching career in a one-room school house at Anderson Station School. She then taught at Mt. Pleasant (Concord), Vigo, and twenty-four years in Richmond Dale, where she was also principal. She retired in 1972. Bernice was an active member of the Richmond Dale United Methodist Church, where she was a member for 89 years. She also belonged to the Garland Rebekah Lodge, the Ross County Retired Teachers and the Ohio Retired Teachers Associations. Traveling was one of the things that Bernice enjoyed after retirement. Along with Hildred Landrum, Neil Hartman and her sister, Omogene French, she visited every state in the United States. Bernice also enjoyed quilting, baking, reading, flowers and talking about the old times in Richmond Dale. She loved seeing and talking to former students. Above all, she loved spending time with friends and family, especially her four grandchildren. Bernice was predeceased in death by her parents; her husband, Harold L. French; an infant son, Harold Terry French; sisters, Mildred Hirsch and Garnet Oyer; and brothers, Dallas O'Dell and Durward S. O'Dell. She leaves behind two children, Mark L. (Patty Williams) French, of Columbus, and Avis DuGai, of Maumee; and four beloved grandchildren, Angela DuGai (Brian) Gugger, Wendy DuGai, David French and Andrea French. Also surviving are sisters, Omogene French and Marion Leasure; a brother, W. Max (Morgan) O'Dell; and many special nieces and nephews, including, Kaye French (Terry) Cunningham, who was always there when she needed her. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2004, in Richmond Dale United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ken Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware Funeral Home from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Those wishing to offer a memorial may consider Richmond Dale United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Richmond Dale, OH 45673.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 30 Jan 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


HELEN FRENCH

Richmond Dale woman killed in farm accident -- A 70-year-old woman died after she was struck by a farm conveyor just after noon Friday. Helen French, 70, Richmond Dale, was pronounced dead on arrival at Medical Center Hospital. Deputies said she had been helping her husband and another person move the conveyor to a barn on a farm lot of U.S. 35 east when the conveyor came lose [sic, loose] from the frame and struck Mrs. French across the back. Mrs. French was knocked to the ground and suffered neck injuries. She was taken to the hospital by the Jefferson Township emergency squad. Funeral service for Mrs. French will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Richmond Dale United Methodist Church The Revs. John L. Kurtz and G.W. Wilcher will officiate with burial following in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Sunday and the church after 1:30 p.m. Monday. A native of Pike County, she was born on Nov. 12, 1905, to J. Edward and Susan Pontious Creachbaum. On Oct. 21, 1925, she was married to Marshall H. French who survives. Also surviving are her stepmother, Mrs. Jessie Pontious Creachbaum, Chillicothe; a daughter Mrs. Harold (Vivian) Allen, Route 8; a son, Howard E., Zanesville; a brother, Samuel P. Creachbaum, 360 Stacey Road, and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother. Mrs. French was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church and attended Richmond Dale United Methodist Church.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 06 Nov 1976

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


MARSHALL FRENCH

Marshall H. French, 90, formerly of Richmond Dale, died 9:13 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 1997, in Heartland of Chillicothe, following an extended illness. [N.B., He suffered from Parkinson's Disease.] He was born August 30, 1906, in the Limerick area of Jackson County, to the late Abraham and Chloe Strider French. He was married October 21, 1925, to Helen L. Creachbaum, who died November 5, 1976. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Vivian L. and Harold R. Allen, of Chillicothe; son, Howard E. French and his friend, Barbara Snyder, both of Zanesville; grandchildren, Terry A. Borland and her husband, Mike, of Laurelville, Cynthia A. Hensley and her husband, Mike, of Pataskala, Dr. Kyle R. Allen and his wife, Lynn, of Cuyahoga Falls, Terrence French and his friend, Kim, both of Columbus, Richard French and his friend, Vicki, both of Zanesville; great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Seth Borland, Vanessa and Drew French, Ryan French, Brandon, Christopher and Nicholas Allen; sisters-in-law, Ethel French, Omogene French and Bernice French, all of Richmond Dale; a devoted and loving caretaker, Bonnie Murphy; many nieces, nephews and friends. Marshall had been a farmer, a heavy equipment operator and later a salesman for the Pettibone Company, from which he had retired. He attended the Richmond Dale Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a long time member of the Morning Dawn Masonic Order in Gallipolis. He was predeceased by brothers Homer, Albert, Frank, Howard, Ralph and Harold Allen; and daugter-in-law, Helen. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ware Funeral Home, with Rev. G.T. Wright officiating. Burial will be held in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Residence Council of Heartland of Chillicothe or the Jefferson Township Fire Department. [N.B. Marshall's brother Harold's middle name is Leo on his tombstone.]

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 09 Jun 1997

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


MARY FREY

Funeral Services for Mrs. John Frey, aged 64, who was fatally burned when attempting to start a fire with coal oil at her home on the Clarksburg Pike, near Camp Sherman, Saturday morning, will be held Tuesday at 3 p. m. from the home. Burned from head to foot, Mrs. Frey passed away Saturday at 2 p. m., eight hours after an exploding can of kerosene had showered her with flames. Mrs. Frey and her husband got up about 6 o'clock and the latter was standing nearby when she poured the oil on the fire. The explosion caused her clothes to catch fire, and they were practically burnt off of her. The husband's hands were badly burnt in attempting to save her. Both were attended at home by Dr. F. T. Marr. Mrs. Frey is survived by three sons, Frank, Michael, and John, all at home, and seven daughters, Molly and Sylvia, at home, Mrs. George Miller, West Sixth Street, Mrs. Anthony Geyer, East Seventh Street, Mrs. Henry Ziegler, Vine Street, Mrs. Ada Guffey [sic, Duffey], Madison Avenue, and Mrs. Lewis Foster, of Columbus. One sister, Mrs. Sane O'Connor of Hallsville, also survives. Rev. L. G. Weber will be in charge of the funeral. Burial in Greenlawn. Mrs. Frey was born December 11, 1864, the daughter of Isiah and Sara Merrow in Green Township. August 19, 1889 she married John Frey. In addition to her husband, children, and sister, she leaves nine grandchildren. [NB: Newspaper article tucked in family Bible of Elizabeth (Frey) Foster, daughter of Mary (Merrow) Frey and John Frey. Mary (Merrow) Frey died March 2, 1929.]

Contributed by: Dawn Foster Lee
granddaughter of Elizabeth (Frey) Foster

 


ELMER FULLER

Elmer D. Fuller, 68, formerly of Mulberry Street, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Sunday at his residence in Orange Lake, Fla. He was a member of the First Christian Church where his funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Larry Grunden will officiate. Calling hours: at the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Bean Cemetery, Guysville. Survivors: his wife, the former Lillian Magill, whom he married Nov. 20, 1926; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Betty) Imler, Orange Lake, and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Miller, Route 6; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Edith) Hickman, Lancaster, and Mrs. Fred (Mary) Snyder, Salem, and a brother, Clarence, Guysville. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur D. and Nina Fell Fuller, three sisters and two brothers. Fuller retired in 1969 after 40 years of service with the Mead Corporation.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio; 16 Dec 1975

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


LILLIAN FULLER

Lillian G. Fuller, 80, of 3132 Sugar Run Road, died 9:14 a.m. March 26 in Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 16, 1906, in Jackson County to George and Roma Hickman Magill. On Nov. 20, 1926, she married Elmer D. Fuller who died in 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Miller, of 3132 Sugar Run Road, and Mrs. Howard (Betty) Imler, Alachua, Fla.; four grandchildren, Janet Barnhart, Montverde, Fla., Beth Terrell, Augusta, Ga., Nancy Lailier, Lima, and Robert K. Miller, Chillicothe; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maude Lynch and Elsie Trego, both of Chillicothe; three brothers, Virgil Magill, Canton, and Carl and George Magill, both of Chillicothe. She was predeceased by a sister. Mrs. Fuller was a member of the First Christian Church, West Water Street, where services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday with Revs. Ralph and Nancy Salzgaber officiating. Friends may call at the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home 4-8 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Burial will be in Bean Cemetery, Guysville, Ohio, 11: a.m. Monday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio; 28 Mar 1987

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


ELIZA FULTON

[D]ied in New Holland, Pickaway county, Mrs. Eliza Fulton, wife of William Fulton, of this county [Ross]. Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 01 Aug 1845

Contributed by: Jeff Miller

 


ESTHER FULTON

Esther Victoria Fulton, 88, Clarksburg, died at 7:30 pm, Feb. 11, in Heartland Nursing Home. She was born April 3, 1895, in Ross County to Leopold and Mary Elizabeth Hickle Dinkler. She was the wife of Lewis Armand Fulton who died Aug. 8, 1955. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Charles, and Frank Dinkler. Mrs. Fulton was a life long resident of Clarksburg and a member of Clarksburg United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday in the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, New Holland, with Rev. James Sand officiating. Burial will following in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 pm Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Clarksburg United Methodist Church.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 13 Feb 1984

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


JOHN FULTON

Very suddenly on the 10th at his residence, Mr. John A. Fulton, in his 76th year of his age. Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 13 Feb 1845

Contributed by: Jeff Miller

 


LAVINIA FULTON

Died at her residence in the city of Chillicothe, on the 2nd day of August 1841. Lavinia Fulton, consort of John A. Fulton, in the 67th year of her age. Mrs. Fulton came to this place with her husband and son in the year 1804. She was a descendant from a respectable and numerous family of the name of Irwin, in Brandywine Manor, Chester County, Pa. She was a regular and consistent member of the Presbyterian church for forty years, a strong and active mind, and which through the blessings of Providence she retained in full vigor until her death. A most affectionate wife and indulgent parent - through all the varied circumstances of her life, she was benevolent and charitable in an eminent degree. No poor person ever left her home with an empty hand. Her attachment to her friends and relatives, was strong and permanent. Her grandchildren she would always have around her, several of whom she raised to the age of men and women, and expressed her most ardent desire of their welfare, prosperity and good conduct through life. In conformity to a wish she expressed many years ago, she was entombed in a vault in a cedar grove in the garden, which she helped to plant and water with her own hands. She left a husband one son and a great number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will have to regret the loss of their best friend.

 

Contributed by: Jeff Miller

 


ORVILLE FULTON

Orville Jennings Fulton, 41, of New Holland, died Thursday night in University Hospital, Columbus, following an illness of four months. Mr. Fulton was born July 23, 1907, near Mt. Sterling, son of Charles and Edna McAfferty Fulton. He was married in 1930 to B. He is survived by his mother, his widow and twin daughters, Marian and Marilyn Fulton, Juniors in New Holland high school. Surviving are also two sisters, Mrs. Marshall Allen and Mrs. Eugene Gault of Chillicothe; and two brothers, Armand of New Holland and Roderick of Chillicothe. Funeral services were Sunday in Kirkpatrick and Sons Funeral Home, New Holland, with the Rev. W. A. Ervin officiating. Burial was in New Holland Cemetery.

Circleville Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH; 03 Mar 1948

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay