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HENRY GAINES

Funeral Services are to be held at 1 pm Friday for Henry Gaines, 66, of Tipp City, Ohio, who died Tuesday at Dettmer General Hospital after a long illness. He had been a patient for ten days. Mr. Gaines was born September 26, 1893, in Scioto County, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Frazier Gaines. He had been a resident of Tipp City for many years. Surviving are his wife, Doris; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Bennett of Chillicothe and Mrs. Betty Massie of Tipp City; a stepson, Elmer Glenn of Clearwater, Florida; six brothers, Oliver, Wayne and Thomas, all of Portsmouth; Louis of Detroit, MI; Ted and Dewey of Baltimore, Maryland; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Marshell of Jeffersonville; Mrs. Phere Dome and Mrs. Laura Boss, both of Portsmouth; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Freda Bennett, of Circleville, preceded him in death. Services are to be conducted at Coppock-Lee Memorial Home in Tipp City. Burial is to be in New Carlisle Cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth OH; 15 Oct 1959

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ALICE GALL

Mrs. Alice H. Gall, 81, died at her home in Sinking Springs Monday at 5 a.m., following an illness of nine months. She had been bedfast with infirmities and complications. Mrs. Gall was the widow of the late Joseph Gall. Services will take place at the residence, Wednesday at 2 p.m., with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of O.A. Tener.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; ca 13 Nov 1937

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


BEVERLY GARDNER

Beverly Louise Gardner, born to Glen Earl and Opal Joan Hunt Gardner in Chillicothe Hospital at 8:50 am Monday died at 7 pm. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Glen Earl, Jr. at home, W. Fifth St, Carlisle Hill; a paternal grandparents Albert W. Gardner of Canastja, NY and Mrs. Adele T. Gardner of Route 5, and maternal grandparents Virgil Hunt of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Helen Hunt of Route 5. Graveside service will be conducted at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Ware [Funeral Home].

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


LLOYD GARRETT

Sgt. Lloyd Garrett, 41, of East Columbus, Indiana, died at the U.S. Veterans Hospital age 97, Tuesday evening at 9:45 pm from complications. He was sergeant in the Medical Department fo the U.S, Army. He entered the hospital, November 1926. The body will be shipped to his home in Columbus, Indiana.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 15 Dec 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


CARRIE GARRISON

FORMER ELECTIONS OFFICE DIRECTOR DEAD AT 61 - [Carrie] Mildred Garrison, 61 of Clarksburg, a former director of the Ross County Board of Elections, died at 1:10 A.M. Sunday at her home. ʓhe had been ill five months. ʍrs. Garrison was appointed director May 1975 after the resignation of Guy H. Brown. ʁt the time of her death, she was on leave of absence from the board. Her funeral will be at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, New Holland, with the Rev. Michael Wright officiating. ʄanny Dodds, minister, will assist. ʂurial will follow in Brown's Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 P.M., Tuesday. A native of Chillicothe, she was born Aug 24, 1917, to Howard and Carrie Watson Barrows. ʓhe was a member of the Clarksburg United Methodist Church and a past worthy patron of Purity Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, New Holland. Mrs. Garrison served as director of volunteers at the old Chillicothe Hospital from 1967-1969. ʓhe also had been employed at the Mead Corp., had driven a school bus for the Adena district, had served as a precinct presiding judge for elections, and was a former county Republic club officeholder. She is survived by her husband, Harold Garrison; a daughter, Mrs. John (Penny) Kindred, Largo Florida; a son, Keith Edwin Garrison, Chillicothe; a granddaughter; and two sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Muriel) Martin, Chillicothe, and Mrs. Charles (Miriam) Mader, Columbus. ʓhe was predeceased by a brother, a sister and her parents. Memorial tributes may be made to the Ross County Unity of the American Cancer Society, 311 W. Water Street.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 15 Feb 2001

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


HAROLD GARRISON

Harold Kenneth Garrison, 84, of Chillicothe, formerly of Clarksburg died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at 2:15 P.M. at Westmoreland Place in Chillicothe where he had been a patient since December 8, 2000. He had been ill four years. Mr. Garrison was born June 27, 1916, in Ross County to Edward M. and Leah Crabb Garrison. He was a graduate of Clarksburg High School and lived most of his life in Clarksburg before moving to Chillicothe two years ago. He owned and operated the Shell Service Station in Clarksburg for 30 years before his retirement in 1969. He was also formerly a school bus driver. Mr. Garrison was formerly Mayor of Clarksburg and had served on the Village Council. He was a former long-time Deerfield township Trustee and had served on the volunteer fire department. He was a member of the Clarksburg United Methodist Church; a 50 year member of New Holland Lodge F & AM #392 and was former committeeman for the Republican Party in Ross County. He was a World War II army Veteran and a 50 year member of the American Legion in Frankfort. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Carrie Mildred Barrows on February 11, 1979. Mr. Garrison is survived by a son, Keith Garrison and Beth of Chillicothe; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and John Kindred, of Largo, Florida; three granddaughters, Carrie and Amy Kindred and Holly Renea Graham Kempton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Ruth Garrison, of Chillicothe, Richard and Rosemary Garrison of Clarksburg and Ward and Nonnie Garrison, of Washington C.H; two sisters, Dorothy Salt and her husband, Emmitt, of Chillicothe and Eloise Riccobono, of Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Popeye Pool, of Clarksburg. The Funeral will be Saturday, February 17, 2001, at 1:30 P.M. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Ernest A. Lucas, Jr. pastor at the Clarksburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Browns Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Co. Unit of the American Cancer Society, 311 1/2 W. Water St, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 15 Feb 2001

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay


CATHERINE C. GEE

Catherine C. Gee, 45, of 3038 Mt. Tabor Rd, Waverly, was dead on arrival at Medical Center Hospital at 1 p.m. Saturday. She was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chillicothe and was the wife of William L. Gee, Sr. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery, Bourneville. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of the service Tuesday.
 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara


CODY GIBSON

Cody Alan Gibson, 14, of Blain Highway, Waverly, died unexpectedly Thursday [02 Mar 2000] at Children's Hospital, Columbus. He was born 14 Jul 1985 in Chillicothe, the son of Bret A. Gibson, Waverly, and Melody L. (Phipps) Derouin, Waverly. He was an eighth-grade student at Huntington Middle School, and attended Mount Tabor Community Church. He is survived by his parents; step-father, Mark Derouin, Waverly; one sister, Kari L. Gibson, Waverly; one half-sister, Haley M. Gibson, Waverly; maternal grandparents, Arvel and Diane Phipps, Waverly; paternal grandfather, Robert E. Gibson, Waverly; paternal grandmother, Donna K. Gibson, Waverly; maternal step-grandmother, Ruth Girouard, Washington Court House; aunt and uncles Rodney and Kimberly Young and Shannon and Amy Sexton, all of Chillicothe; aunt, Suzette Bowles, Waverly; cousins Nickolas Young, Mika and Kyle Bowles; as well as a host of special friends and relatives, and a racing buddy, Gail Carpenter. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Tabor Community Church, with Reverend Dennis Garman, Reverend James Cuckler and Reverend Tim Remington officiating. Burial will follow in Huntington Township Cemetery, Liberty Hill Road. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday at Huntington Middle School, Chillicothe. Arrangements are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.

The Pike County News-Watchman - Waverly, OH - 05 Mar 2000

 


ZELMA GILDOW

Zelma Gildow, 82, formerly of 629 Salisbury Rd., Waverly, was dead on arrival at Pike Community Hospital at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 1991. She was born Oct. 1, 1908 in Omega, Pike County, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Henry and Eliza Maloy Blazer. She is survived by one son, William Gildow and wife Betty Jo, of Waverly; three grandchildren, Kevin Gildow, Connie Barch, and Jackie Taylor; two great grandchildren, Holly and Blair Taylor; one sister, Miss Marvine F. Blazer, Chillicothe; one nephew, Marvin Blazer, Riverview, Fla. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sally [Pauline], a brother Harold, and nephew Eddie. She was a member of the Omega United Methodist Church and its Women's Society. She was a retired retail grocery store clerk and a member of the Omega Grange No. 2720 and Waverly Chapter 99 O.E.S. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. Gene James officiating, Burial will follow in the Omega Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. There will be an Eastern Star service by Waverly Chapter No. 99 to be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


PHYLLIS GILLUM

Phyllis Ann Gillum, 46, of Higby Rd., Chillicothe, died 8:33 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2000, in the Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born October 31, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio, to James R. and Bessie Taylor Estep. She is survived by her loving companion, Arnold Chaffin, Higby Rd.; her mother, Bessie Taylor Stoneburner, Higby Rd.; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Shane McGraw; and grandchildren, Megan French and Karlee McGraw, all of Kingston; sister and brother-in-law, Bessie "Bea" and Rev. Kevin McLaughlin; brother, James Estep and his companion, Edna Keeton, all of Higby Rd.; a niece, Kim Estep; and nephews, Mike Estep and Christopher McLaughlin. She was predeceased by her father. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday in the Concord United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery, Richmondale. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 6 p.m. Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

Published Correction: Phyllis Ann Gillum, 46, of Higby Rd., Chillicothe, died, 8:33 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2000, in the Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born October 31, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio, to James R. and Bessie Taylor Estep. She is survived by her loving companion, Arnold Chaffin, Higby Rd.; her mother, Bessie Taylor Stoneburner, Higby Rd.; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Shane McGraw; and grandchildren, Megan French and Karlee McGraw, all of Kingston; sister and brother-in-law, Bessie "Bea" and Rev. Kevin McLaughlin; brother, James Estep and his companion, Edna Keeton, all of Higby Rd.; a niece, Kim Estep; and nephews, Mike Estep and Christopher McLaughlin. She was predeceased by her father. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday in the Concord United Methodist Church with Nev. Kevin McLaughlin officiating, Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery, Richmondale. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 21 Jan 2000

 


WILLIAM GILMERR

William Jennings Gilmerr, 84, of New Holland, died noon Tuesday at his home. Born July 11, 1896, in New Holland, he was the son of Levi and Alice Allen Gilmerr. Mr. Gilmerr, a retired carpenter, was the last World War I veteran living in New Holland. He was a life member and past commander of American Legion ARCH Post 477. Surviving are his widow, Norma Ater Gilmerr; two daughters, Willa Jean Ater of New Holland and Margaret Day Anders of Bookwalter; two sons, Michael Gilmerrr of Chillicothe and David Gilmerr of New Holland; stepson, Robert Entrekin of Whashington Court House; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30 pm at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland. Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 pm Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - Nov 1980

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ORRIS GILMORE

Funeral service for Orris F. "Dick" Gilmore, 85, will be held at 10:30 am Saturday at the Ware Funeral Home. The Rev. Irvin Lane will officiate and burial will follow in Brown's Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. Mr. Gilmore died unexpectedly Tudesday night at his home, 604 Buckeye St. He retired in 1962 from the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hosptal with more than 30 years of service. A native of Ross County, he was born Jan. 7, 1894, to George and Dona Foster Gilmore. On Dec. 13, 1923, he was married to the former Eva I. Laessle, who died Dec. 22, 1960. Survivng are a son, Orris F. Jr., Fairfax, Va., and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. Mrs. Gilmore was an Army veteran of World War I.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 19 Apr 1979

Contributed by: Carla Mascara


CARL C. GIVENS


Carl Conway Givens, 95, of Chillicothe, OH, departed this life on Friday, November 3rd, at Adena Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born March 17, 1911 in Waverly, OH to Andrew and Bertha (Besch) Givens. He graduated from Beaver High School in 1928 as Valedictorian. He worked eighteen years on the C&O Railroad as a crane operator loading things on and off the railcars. Entering the Army at the age of thirty-three he honorably served his country in World War II as a private and a Tech 4 as a crane operator (1943-46) in the Guadalcanal and the Philippines. He enjoyed a long career as a self-employed heavy equipment operator in Pike County and in Frankfort. "I came up to Frankfort to do one bulldozing job and ended up staying fifty years." He logged over twenty thousand hours alone on his bulldozer.

Being a small aircraft pilot until age eighty, he bought his first airplane in 1931 and later purchased six more. Enjoying aviation all of his life he created his own airstrip on his farm. Friends and relatives frequently flew in and out of his property, stopping to tell flying stories. He had been a NASCAR enthusiast for over fifty years, attending the Indianapolis 500 for over forty years. He was a member of the Frankfort American Legion Post 483 for forty-seven years. He often responded to the needs of the community with his bulldozer or backhoe. He was a great storyteller and enjoyed the company of his friends at the Frankfort Corner Restaurant.

Carl is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-five years, Jane (Voelker) Givens, daughters Karen (Ron) Lovely and Connie Cook (Jerry Fink), six grandchildren: Jason, Marisa, Brennan, and Sawyer Lovely, and Anthony and Lauren Cook, two brothers; Norman and Robert both of Frankfort, OH. He was preceded in death by his close friend Bob Zurmehly, his parents, two sisters: Martha Slagle and Virginia Ziski, two brothers: Paul and Henry Givens.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 11 AM at the Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Rev. Glen Hiles officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort where military honors will be accorded by the Frankfort American Legion. Friends may call the funeral home from 5 to 8 PM on Monday. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Concord Township Emergency Squad, PO Box 616 Frankfort OH 45628.

Courtesy of Ebright Funeral Home
 

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley

 


GIVENS, Dorothy 

After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Dorothy Givens departed this earth to be at home with her Lord on January 21, 2004. She was born October 10, 1920 to the late Charles F. and Sarah Kathryn Anderson Cotrel, of Beaver, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert Givens; son Craig (Rebecca) Givens, daughter, Marcia (Brian) Dudley of Scottsdale, AZ, granddaughter, Elizabeth Dudley; sisters Pauline Cooper, of Hemet, CA; Jeanne Estep, of Vandalia, OH; and Kathryn “Kitty” Herby of West Chester, OH. She was preceded in death by sisters Mildred Bradley and Ruth Richardson, and brothers Jackie Cotrel and Charles Cotrel., and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving Dorothy are her devoted friends Bob and Kathleen Rose. Kathleen, assisted by Bob, cared for Dorothy like one of her own for years, allowing her to pass peacefully at home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort with Bob Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Frankfort United Methodist Church where Dorothy was a member of the Daughters of Lydia Sunday School Class and served as church Financial Secretary for 23 years. The Church address is PO Box 266, Frankfort, OH 45628.


Chillicothe Gazette January 22, 2004
 

Contributed by  Marcia Dudley.


HELEN GLENN

Services for Miss Helen Glenn, 52, Pike County school teacher who died Sunday at 11 pm at the home of a sister, Mrs. George Frey, near Waverly, will be conducted at the Gregg Funeral Home, Waverly, at 2:30 pm Wednesday. The Rev. H. L. McDaniel will officiate and interment will be in the Waverly Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 13 Aug 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


GEORGE GOOD

George Elmer Good, of Kinnikinnick, passed away this morning [23 Apr 1928] at 11:30, death resulting from a two weeks' illness with heart trouble. He was born August 28, 1873 in Buffalo, Ohio, the son of Peter and Angeline Engle Good, and on September 3, 1902, he was married to Susan L. Salts, to which union 11 children were born. Four died in infancy and the survivors are the wife, and the following children, Mrs. Nora Speakman, Hazel, George, Gladys, Charles, Rosetta, and Ruth. Mr. Good was formerly employed by the Mead Pulp and Paper Company, but the past eight years he had been an employee of the Chillicothe Paper Company. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Whisler. Rev. Ciellian of the Andersonville ME Church will officiate at the funeral which will be held at the residence, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH

Contributed by: Tina Kutschbach

 


LEWIS GOOD

Funeral services were held Sunday at Bainbridge for Lewis Good, 46, brother of John Good, of Ashville, who succumbed at his home last Friday. He is also survived by his widow, two sons, his father and a sister. He has lived in Bainbridge the past five years and was occupied as a steam and electrical engineer.

Circleville Herald - Circleville, Pickaway Co OH - 03 Jun 1931

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


PETER GOOD

Peter Good, well known farmer of Green Township, died at 5:15 Monday afternoon [17 Sep 1923] of general debility, aged 80 [b 25 Aug 1843], at his home at Kinnikinnick. He is survived by one son, George E. Good, at home. The funeral was held Wednesday morning and burial was at Springbank, Rev. E.O. South officiating.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH

Contributed by: Tina Kutschbach

 


RICHARD GOOD

Richard "Dickie" Good, 50, of Liberty Hill Road, died early Friday morning, Jan. 21, 2000 at his residence, unexpectedly. He was born Sept. 4, 1950 in Ross County. He is survived by his parents, Everett and Louise Newsom Good, of Chillicothe. Also surviving are sons, Jason Lee Good, at home and Richard E. Good and his companion, Missy, of Chillicothe, daughter and son-in-law, Tonya L. and Lincoln Bray, of Bainbridge; grandsons, Lincoln Bray and Joey Good; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Donnie Chaney, Jonie and Gary Cunningham, and sister, Clara Spetnagel and her companion, Ed, and brother, Jimmy Good, all of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews; and best buddy, Charlie Jobe, of Chillicothe. He was predeceased by his sisters, Martha Sue Magill, Nancy Louise Smith and infant sister, Lanetta Fay Good. Dickie served in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict and had worked as a mechanic at the Scioto Oliver Implement Company. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ware Funeral Home with Rev. John "Lou" Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Ware's from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 23 Jan 2000

 


SUSAN GOOD

Mrs. Susan Lucinda Good, 182 Burbridge Avenue, died Saturday evening [09 Apr 1934] from apoplexy. She was born April 17, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Saltz. She was married to George Good on September 3, 1902 and he died in 1928. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Nora Speakman, Mrs. Gladys Kutschbach, Hazel, Rosetta, Ruth, George, and Charles all of this city. Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ on Jefferson Avenue Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Bond officiating. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH

Contributed by: Tina Kutschbach

 


BERTHA GRAVES

Bertha L. Graves, 76, of Ray, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, September 12, 2003, at her residence, surrounded by her family and friends, following an extended illness. She was born in Ray, Ohio, on September 5, 1927, to Wayne and Ollie Branscom Tennant, who preceeded her in death. She was united in marriage on July 15, 1944 to Pearley L. Graves, who preceeded her in death on October 10, 1988. To this union was born six children, Leslie (Brenda) Graves of Ray, Susie (Wilbur) Hale of Ray, Dale (Brenda) Graves of Londonderry, Beverly Graves of Ray, Lenora (Sam) Ifon of Tampa, Florida, and Robin (Dwight) Lankford of Tampa, Florida. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, her sister Grace McFadden Headley (Dale) of Wellston; aunts Clara Clary of Londonderry and Alace Benson of Chillicothe, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceeded in death by brothers Raymond Tennant and Darryl Tennant and sister Virginia Tennant. Bertha had been employed by Kuppenheimer Manufacturing Pants Factory in Wellston and The U.S. Shoe Corporation of Chillicothe until she was forced to retire due to illness. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Beverly Graves and Susie Hale who cared for Mother during her extended illness. She will be loved and missed by all. Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Rev. Jim McFadden officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Funeral Services for Bertha L. Graves are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 15 Sep 2003

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


LILLIAN GRAVES

Mrs. Lillian Igo Graves, 54, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday at her home on Route 2. She had been ill since September. Born near Hillsboro, she is survived by her husband, Clinton F. Graves; a brother, Wendell Igo of near Hillsboro, and a half-brother, Charles Igo of Hillsboro. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Church of Christ at Sugar Tree Ridge near Hillsboro. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Evans & Toll Funeral Home, Hillsboro, the Rev. Shirley Barrows officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Tree Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe OH; 28 Dec 1954

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


CREIGHTON GRAY

Tumble Down Stairs Kills Humboldt Man

Creighton Gray, 48, Route 1, Bainbridge (Humboldt), who suffered a fractured skull Saturday about 7:30 p.m., when he tumbled headforemost down the full flight of 13 steps of a basement stairway at the Jim Ackley poolroom and beer parlor, Bainbridge, died at 7:55 a.m. Sunday in the Chillicothe hospital without regaining consciousness.

The H.B. Smith ambulance took him to the hospital where he was attended by Dr. Theodore Cutright.

Gray was born in Ross county, Feb. 19, 1895, the son of Wilson and Elizabeth Gray. Survivors include Mable Gindlesparger Gray, whom he married in 1924; five children, Harry, with the U.S. Navy at Jacksonville, Fla., Howard, Lawrence, Mary, and Laura May, at home; five brothers, Fred, of Bainbridge, Cyrus, of Greenfield, Ray and Curtis of Columbus, and Jacob of Wilmington; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Weast, Mrs. Laura Cherryholmes and Mrs. Minnie Cherryholmes, all of Bainbridge.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at the H.B. Smith funeral home, the Rev. Glen Mills officiating. Interment will be in Gray cemetery at Humboldt.

The Chillicothe Gazette, Jan. 10, 1944, p.1

 


ELIZABETH (SMITH) GRAY

Death of Mrs. Gray [Elizabeth Smith]

Mrs. Wilson Gray, age 75 years, died at her home near Humboldt, this morning at 5:00 o'clock. Mrs. Gray had been ill for two weeks with flu, and bronchial pneumonia followed. She is survived by her husband and nine children.

Funeral services Sunday afternoon Rev. Fredrrick Brown officiating and burial in Gray cemetery, Undertaker Howard Smith in charge.

Date of death: 29 Jan 1932 [not in paper]

Note: obituaries are from copies and do not indicate the newspaper or the date they appeared in the paper.

Contributed by: Leslie Myers

 


JANE GRAY

Mrs. Jane Gray, wife of John Gray, died Thursday afternoon [05 Mar 1903] at 3:30 at her home on East Fourth St., after a brief illness with pneumonia. The deceased was 76 years of age and leaves a husband, one son and three daughters to mourn her demise. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the residence, Rev. Lathrop officiating. Interment in Grandview.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH

Contributed by: Tina Kutschbach

 


JOHN GRAY

John [Putnam Patterson] Gray, aged 89 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Long, on East Second St. at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon [24 Oct 1911]. Death was due to infirmities of old age. The deceased was born [19 Sep 1822] at James River, Botetourt County, Virginia, and came to Chillicothe in 1833. In 1847 he was married to Miss Jane Vincent, who died March 5, 1903. Six children were born of this union, of whom four survive, Mrs. Melvin Dixon, Mrs. Charles Guinn, and Mrs. Frank Long, and Mr. William Gray, all of this city. The funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Long at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. W.L. Neal officiating. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH

Contributed by: Tina Kutschbach

 


JOHN F. GRAY, SR.

John F. Gray, Sr., aged 79, of Springfield, died Friday, April 30, 1993 in Community Hospital following two weeks of serious illness. He was born June 7, 1913 in Ross County, Ohio, the son of Cyrus and Christina (Strickrott) Gray. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and retired in 1979 with 44 years of service as a supervisor with O.S. Kelly. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Richard Stultz; a son, John F. Gray, all of Springfield; two sisters, Gladys Myers of Bainbridge, Ohio and Nellie Kinnison of Greenfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel L. Gray in August of 1983; a brother, Everett; and a grandson, John F. Gray III. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Brian Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.

Springfield News Sun, Sunday, May 2, 1993

Contributed by: Leslie Myers

 


CHRISTINA (STRICKROTT) GRAY

Mrs. Christina Gray died Monday at 4:30 a.m. at her home near Fruitdale, Paint township. She had been ill since last spring.
Born October 14, 1884, the daughter of Gustave and Anna Rupel Strickrott, she was married Nov. 18, 1912 to Cyrus Gray. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Fruitdale Episcopal church.
In additional to her husband, there survive two sons, John and Everett; two daughters, Mrs. Karl Kinninson and Miss Gladys Gray; three brothers, John and Charles Strickrott, of Greenfield, and Frederick, of West Liberty; and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Everhardt, of West Liberty.
The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fruitdale M.E. church, under the direction of R. B. Walker, funeral director of Greenfield. The Rev. Ronald Green, of Columbus, and the Rev. H.F. Miller, of Fruitdale, will officiate.
Friends may call at the home until 1 p.m. Wednesday and then at the church until funeral time.

Scioto Gazette, Monday, January 9, 1939, p.2.

 

Contributed by: Leslie Myers


CYRUS C. GRAY

GREENFIELD - Cyrus C. Gray, 73, of 671 Lyndon Ave., Greenfield, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in Highland Community Hospital, Hillsboro, after an extended illness.
A native of Ross County, he was born March 1, 1882, a son of Wilson and Elizabeth Buck Gray. He married Christianity [Christena] Strickrott, who died in 1939.
He is survived by two sons; John of Springfield, and Everett of Millbrook, N.Y., two daughters, Mrs. Carl Kinnison of Greenfield, Route 2, and Mrs. Clyde Meyers [Myers] pf Greenfield, Route 1; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Fred of Bainbridge, Route 1, and Roy Gray of Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. A.B. Cherryholmes of Bainbridge, Route 1, Mrs. Harry Weast of Bainbridge, Route 2, and Mrs. Albert Cherryholmes of Greenfield.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, with the Rev. Charles Lyle officiating and burial will be in Humboldt Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Contributed by: Leslie Myers


MILTON GRAY

Funeral services for Milton Benjamin Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gray and nephew of Mrs. A. B. Drummond of this city, were held Friday afternoon from Concord church with Rev. N. E. butler officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery and the pall was carried by Messrs. Everett Larry and Fred Drummond and George Bailey.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Jan 1933

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


RUSSEL GREENE

Russel D. Greene, 47, died Monday night at his home on Route 3 after suffering a heart attack. He was owner and operator of Greeneճ Store here. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Savageville Methodist Church. He was born in Jackson on Feb. 17, 1918, to Thurman and Lottie Ross Greene. He is survived by his wife, Georgia, three sons, Jerry, Terry, and Dickie, and two daughters, Deborah and Anne, all at home; two brothers, Ivan of Ft. Worth, Tex., and George of Jackson; and a sister, Mrs. Darrell Mullins of Jackson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, in the Sperry Funeral Home here with burial in Evergreen Cemetery here. Friends may call any time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Jan 1966

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ETHEL GREENLEE

Ethel Greenlee, 65, Frankfort Rt. 2, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at University Hospital, Columbus. She had been ill five weeks. Born in Greenup, Ky., Oct. 15, 1908, she was the daughter of Ellis Barnhart and Nancy Ball Barnhart. She was the widow of John Greenlee, who died Aug. 30, 1968. She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter and two sisters. Survivors include one brother, A. E. Barnhart, Columbus, and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Holt, Washington C.H., Mrs. Dorothy Payne, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Ruth Knisley, Greenfield. Private service will be conducted Wednesday at Murray Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Robert K. Blaine. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

29 Oct 1973

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


FRANK GRIESHEIMER

Frank P. Griesheimer, 91, of 540 Arch St., died 3:35 pm. Feb. 12 in Marietta Place following an four and a half month illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1892, in Chillicothe, to Louis and Minnie Weichman Griesheimer. On July 13, 1918, he married the former Irene St. Clair who survives. Surviving are a son, C. Philip Griesheimer, Centerville; two grandsons, Richard and Robert Griesheimer; a great-granddaughter, Sandra K. Griesheimer. He was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. Mr. Griesheimer was a former employee of the Hunn Meat Co. and a life member of the Salem Evangelical Church. Funeral service will be at 2 pm Wednesday in Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home with Rev. Terry hillock officiating. Burial will following Greenlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are from 4-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 13 Feb 1984

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


NORMAN GRIGGS

Norman "Patrick" Griggs, 65, passed away Tuesday, 17 Apr 2001 at University Hospitals East, Columbus OH. He was a past employee of The U. S. Postal Service, a U.S. Marine veteran with 13 years service, and a lifetime member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife, Deborah L. Griggs, whom he married on 02 Oct 1986; sons Timothy Griggs, Tony (Betty) Griggs, Norman (Catherine) Griggs, Jack E. Griggs, and James Bowers; daughters Edith Griggs, Lorna C. (James) Russell, Erma (Mike) Hurt and Patricia Griggs; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Doral, Benjamin, Stanley, Carl, Jack and Charles and their families; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers and a sister. Friends may call at Woodyard East, 2300 East Livingtson Ave., Columbus, Thursday 6-8 PM, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10 AM with Pastor Tim Bearden officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 19 Apr 2001

 


EDGAR GROOMS

Edgar (Newton) Grooms, 62, a native of this county, who has been residing at 149 Park Street, Chillicothe, died at 6:10 A.M. July 17 [1957] at the Chillicothe Hospital after an illness of four months. Born in Pike County on April 5 1895, he was a son of Thomas and Emily Bruce Grooms. On August 5, 1918, he was married to Eliza Jane Raybourn, who survives. Also surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Forrest Drummond, Mrs. G. Warren Gray and Mrs. Charles Coppel, and a son, Nolan D. Grooms, all of Chillicothe; two brothers, Perry Grooms of Peebles, Route 1, and G. C. Grooms of Chillicothe; and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Grooms was a veteran of World War One, a member of the High Street Church of Christ in Christian Union, and secretary of the Carribbean Mission. Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Friday at the High Street Church of Christ in Christian Union in Chillicothe with Rev. Floyd Terry officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery there. Friends called at the Ware Funeral Home until time for the final rites.

Waverly News, Waverly OH; 23 Jul 1957

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


EMILY GROOMS

Mrs. Emily D. Grooms, 81, died at her home on Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. Infirmities of old age caused her death. She is survived by six sons: Chester, of Gallipolis; Terry [sic; Perry], of Peebles; Curtis, of Leesburg; Elbert, of near Waverly; Edgar, of Chillicothe; and Gideon, of Waverly. Funeral services will be held from the Mount Zion Church of near Latham with the Rev. E. A. Keaton, of the Church of Christ in Christian Union of North High Street, Chillicothe, officiating and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery under the direction of the A.M. Gregg Co., of Waverly. [NB: Emily (01 Oct 1856/Highland Co OH-26 Apr 1938/Pike Co OH) m. Thomas E. Grooms on 11 Nov. 1878. Other children not listed here: baby girl (b/d 1879), Wheeler B. Grooms (Sep 1880-Sep 1880, 11 days), Robert Earl Grooms (1887-1888), Flory Belle (1890-1890, 2 mo), and Della F Grooms (1891-1906). Emily's maiden name was Bruce.]

Republican Herald, Waverly OH; 28 Apr 1938

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


BARBARA HAGEMANN

Mrs. Hagemann is summoned at 80; Week's Illness Proves Fatal to Chillicothean. - A wide circle of friends mourned Monday the passing of Mrs. Barbara Mader Hagemann, of 253 Vine Street, who succumbed Saturday at 3:45 p.m. to an illness of a week. Mrs. Hagemann was the mother of Mr. Carl F. Hagemann, vice president and cashier of the First National Bank, and of Miss Anne S. Hagemann, Central School teacher. Surviving also are a brother, Jacob F. Hagemann [sic; Jacob Mader] of Bucyrus and three grandchildren, Martha Jane, Anna Louise and Carl Frederick, Jr. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Lutheran church. Friends may call at the home before the time of burial. The daughter of William H. and Anna Heinlein Mader, Mrs. Hagemann was born in Chillicothe, March 28, 1856. She was married September 29, 1883, to Gregor Hagemann. Mrs. Hagemann was a memaber of the Calvary Lutheran church.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 08 Jun 1936

Mrs. Hagemann's Funeral - Service for Mrs. Barbara Mader Hagemann were conducted Tuesday 10 a.m. from Calvary Lutheran church, The Rev. August Schneider officiating. Burial was in Grandview cemetery. Pallbearers were: Messrs, Albert Mader, George Mader, Harry Allen, George Mathewson, Ellis B. Hatton, and Ralph Freeman. Present from a distance were Dr. Anna W. Hagemann, Mr. James Duckworth, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Irwin and George Mader, Fort Thomas, KY; Mr. Jacob Mader Bucyrus; the Misses Emma and Laura Mader of Circleville; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Decker, Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pickerell, the Misses Bertsch, Jackson: Mr. Edward Herstein, Cincinnati.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 09 Jun 1936

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


FRED HALVEY

Fred Halvey, age 77, of 2491 Osceola, Monday. Retired painting contractor. Member of Republican Glee Club. Life member of Painters Union No. 1275. Survived by son, Richard E.; two grandchildren; brother Bert of Cleveland. Funeral Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Schoedinger Linden Chapel, 2471 Cleveland Ave., where friends may call after noon Tuesday, Rev. C. R. Williamson officiating. Interment, Chillicothe, Ohio. [NB: Fred's wife was Lila Leach, and they are both buried at Greenlawn Cemetery. Lila was daughter of Hannah Rebecca Hickman and Charles A. Leach.]

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH; 10 Jun 1963

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


EDITH HANF

Edith Z. Hanf, 76, of 721 Blaine St., Greenfield, died at 4:40 p.m. March 28, 1990, in the Greenfield Area Medical Center. Born April 21, 1913, in Ross County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Georgia Hollar Peacock. A homemaker, Mrs. Hanf is survived by her mother, Georgia Stout, of Greenfield; her step-father, Dwight Stout of Greenfield; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Patricia) Turner of Miamisburg and Mrs. Steve (Dixie) Freeders of Brookville; two sons, Robert Jones of Baton Rouge, La. and James Jones of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded by a sister, Doris Kersey, and by an infant brother. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Murray's Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert K. Blaine officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 29 Mar 1990

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


VIOLA HANEY

Mrs. Viola Belle Haney, 81, formerly of South Brownell, died 3:40 am, Feb. 13 in Westmoreland Place after an extended illness. She was born March 31, 1902, in Ross County to William M. and Corda Mae Flesher Blazer. She was married Dec. 11, 1928, to Roy D. Haney who died Jan. 13, 1961. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Nelle Miller, and three brothers, Edward. R., Paul and Samuel Blazer. Mrs. Haney was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Funeral service will be at 10:30 am Wednesday in the Ware Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Wareճ from 5-8 pm Tuesday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 13 Feb 1984

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MAMIE HANKINS

Mrs. Mamie Hankins, 80, Latham died at 6:15 am, Tuesday at Ross County Medical Center, Chillicothe. Born in Tazewell, West Virginia, on Nov 1, 1894, she was the daughter of Frank Brewster and Laura Bowling Brewster. She is survived by two sons, James H. Hankins, Chillicothe; three daughters, Miss Kathleen Hankins, Chillicothe, Mrs. Carol Lambert, Idaho, and Mrs. Virginia Morris, Bourneville; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Butler, Waverly, and Mrs. Mattie Bellamy, War. W. Va, and two brothers, Milton Brewster of Kingsport, Tenn; and Charles Brewster of Bainbridge. Services 2 pm Friday at Wylie Funeral Home Sinking Springs, Rev. Larry Irwin and Rev. Richard Humble. Interment East Cemetery near Sinking Spring. Visitation 3-5 and 7-9 pm Thursday at funeral home.

Hillsboro Press Gazette, Hillsboro OH; 13 Feb 1975

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


DENVER HARDBARGER

Denver F. Hardbarger, 74, of Chillicothe, died 6:05 p.m. January 16, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born July 28, 1925, in West Virginia, to the late George W. and Hanora G. Price Hardbarger. On July 22, 1949, he married Iris V. Woods, who preceded him in death April 12, 1971. Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah (Bruce) Heidell, Stoutsville, Ohio, Diana (John) Buskirk, Ava Denise (James) Pontious, Dedra (Howard) Kellough, Dawna (Rodney) Gragg, all of Chillicothe, Dana (Kevin) Norman, Waverly, and Darlene (Dave) Long, Chillicothe; sons and daughter-in-law, Merle Fredrick (Margaret) Hardbarger and Denver Michael Hardbarger, all of Chillicothe; 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Tracewell; numerous nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Delmus Hardbarger; and his faithful dog, "Killer". He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren. Mr. Hardbarger worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Local 1255. He was an avid hunter and trap shooter, belonging to the Paint Valley Fox Hunters Club and the NRA. He also attended Baptist Hill Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Haller Funeral Home, with Rev. Alan Dean Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Haller's.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

 


ALTA HARKINS

Mrs. Alta Mae Harkins, 84, South Salem, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday in the Looney Nursing Home, Bainbridge. The daughter of Christopher and Belle Morgan Betts, she was born July 9, 1887 in Allensville [Vinton County OH]. She was married to Joseph Harkins who died March 24, 1957. Surviving are a son, Eugene Harkins of Athens; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Grace) Cummings of Leesburg, Rt. 1, Mrs. Lester (Alice) Case of Lyndon Rt. 1, and Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Smith of South Salem; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Alva Emery of Greenfield and Mrs. Clarence Cox of South Salem. She was predeceased by a son, Floyd, and one brother. Mrs. Harkins was a member of the South Salem Methodist Church and its Womens Society of Christian Service. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Webster and Rev. Donald Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Times-Gazette, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 15 Jul 1971

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


ALAZUMA HARMON

Alazuma Harmon, wife of Joseph Harmon, died at their home in Adelphi Thursday evening [04 Feb 1926] at five o'clock of valvular heart trouble; having been a sufferer for a number of years. She was born September 18, 1859, in South Perry, Ohio, and was the daughter of Terry L. and Helen (Floyd) Moore. She was united in marriage with Joseph Harmon, who with two sons and one daughter, survive to mourn their loss. The funeral will occur from the M.E. Church at Adelphi, tomorrow, Feb. 6th, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Thomas officiating, and burial by Director Defenbaugh will be in Green Summit cemetery, at Adelphi.

The Union Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH; 11 Feb 1926

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


ALETHA HARRIS

Aletha Marie Harris, 73, formerly of Omega, Ohio died at 3pm Sunday, October 29 [1995], at Pleasant Hill Manor. She was born May 13, 1922 in Omega, Ohio, daughter of Wilbert and Francis Adrian Echard. She married Hugh H. Harris on July 15, 1946, who died March 12, 1975. She was a homemaker. She attended Omega United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Omega Grange. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: John and Marla Harris of Omega; three grandchildren, Sean, Christopher, and Stephanie Harris; two brothers, Victor Echard of Harrisburg, Ohio, and Chester Echard of Circleville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Greta K.) Chaffin of Kingston, Ohio, and Mrs. Warner (Wanda) Webb of Grove City, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and several infant brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Howe-Wheeler-Boyer-Hornback Funeral Home in Piketon, 4-8 pm Tuesday and after 10 am Wednesday. Services will be at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Omega Cemetery.

 

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


HUGH HARRIS

Funeral services for Hugh Harris, 64, of Omega will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, with the Rev. Marion Conkel officiating. Mr. Harris died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday [12 Mar 1975] at the Ross County Medical Center after being in failing health for the past several years. He was born August 17, 1910, a son of Jacob and Ocie Maloy Harris. He is survived by his father; his wife, Aletha Echard Harris, whom he married July 15, 1946; a son, John of Omega; one brother, James C. of Greenfield; and a half-sister, Mrs. Opal Graves of Columbus. He was predeceased by his mother, who died in 1953, and one brother. Mr. Harris retired from the Chillicothe Veterans Hospital after 25 years of service. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Omega Grange. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 Thursday and after 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery.

 

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


OCIE HARRIS

Mrs. Ocie Harris, 73, a life-long Pike County resident, succumbed at the residence in Omega at 4 p.m. Saturday [10 Oct 1953] following several years illness. Born in Pike County, on May 31, 1880, she was a daughter of Alfred and Julia England Maloy. Surviving are her husband, J[acob] S[ylvestor] Harris, two sons, Hugh and Corbett, all of Omega: a grandson; one sister, Mrs. Roy McKinney of Springfield; and three brothers, Cutler Maloy of Springfield, William Maloy of Chillicothe, and Mason Maloy of Athens. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Omega Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Jarvis officiating. Burial followed in Omega cemetery under the direction of the Howe Company Funeral Home of Piketon.

Waverly News, Waverly, Oh; 15 Oct 1953

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


BETTY LOU HART


Betty Lou Hart, 47, of 688 Eastern Ave., died at 8:05 p.m. Sept 1 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. She was born Dec. 31, 1940, in Chillicothe to Robert and Ida Seymour Clark. On July 1, 1960, she married Donald L. Hart, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Donald Hart II and Scott Daniel Hart, both of the residence; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Erma Jean) O’Neal, Enon, and Mrs. James (Mary) Spurgeon, Lynchburg; four brothers, Earl and John Clark, both of Chillicothe, and Dean Clark, Columbus, and Robert Seymour, Kinston.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home, with Rev. Corbin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Boblett Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. Saturday.
 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara


DONALD HART

Donald L. Hart, 64, of Chillicothe, died 8:43 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in the Adena Regional Medical Center, unexpectedly. He was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Chillicothe, to John W. and Dorothy M. Penrod Hart. On July 1, 1959, he married Betty Clark, who died Sept. 1, 1988. Survivors include two sons, Donald L. Hart II, of Florida and Scott Hart, of Chillicothe; a brother, Ed (Joan) Hart, of Chillicothe; two sisters, Norma Jean (Carl) Norris, of Reynoldsburg and Rebecca (John) Nichols, of Chillicothe; and a special companion, Helen Hall. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Hyer and Carolyn Arledge. Mr. Hart was employed by the Ohio Auto Auction, in Grove City. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Haller Funeral Home, 1661 Western Ave., with Elder Milford Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haller's. [NB: Gladys Mercer was John's second wife, and Gladys was Marie Leach's sister. Don was employed by Holsum Bakery.]

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe; 05 Feb 2002

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


EDGAR HATFIELD

Edgar F. Hatfield, son of Jacob and Hannah (Lowery) Hatfield was born in Alma, Ohio, January 4th, 1863, and departed this life on the 13th day of December, 1932, at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 9 days. He was married to Adelia Colvin, December 23, 1885, who preceded him in death July 3, 1900. The following children were born to this union; Purl of Kingston, Earl A. and Bert of Williamsport, O., and Alva J., of Chillicothe, Ohio, Bertha Dray and Anna Bryant of Washington C.H. Ohio. On March 26th, 1901, he was united in marriage to Clara Harris of Omega, Ohio. To this union son was born, Limon E. The mother and son are both deceased. On December 12th, 1909, he was again untied in marriage to Mrs. Fannie Frye who is left to mourn his loss, also two step-sons, Berchel and Edgar Frye of Columbus, Ohio. Also eighteen living grandchildren and one grandchild dying in infancy. Many other relatives and friends also mourn his death. The deceased leaves two brothers, Warren K. and James of Chillicothe, Ohio, one brother, Louis, and one sister, Ida Lugenbell, deceased. The deceased united at an early age with the Methodist Protestant Church at Alma, Ohio, and has been a faithful Christian until time of his death. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives and all who gave their assistance and shown their sympathy in the death of our beloved husband and father, Edgar F. Hatfield. We wish also to thank Rev. Keaton, the singers and Mr. Gregg for their consoling, kind and efficient service. Wife and Children.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; ca 16 Dec 1932

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARIE HAUBEIL

Miss Marie Haubeil, 73, formerly of 516 McKellar St., died at 11:25 am Sunday at the Deiber Nursing Home following an extended illness. A native Pike Countian, she was born on Aug. 20, 1894, to George F. and Kathryn Farney Haubeil. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Claude (Christine) Ortman, 239 Cedarwood Dr., a brother, Otto G., Route 6, two nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence and Louie. Miss Haubeil was a member of the Concord Methodist Church. The funeral will be at 10 am Wednesday at the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph E. Huber officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Waverly. Friends may call the funeral home after 5 pm Tuesday Pallbearers will be Russell and John Ortman, Howard Duvall, K. Robert Cottrill, Clarence Kuntz and George Wellenreiter.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Dec 1967

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARGUERITE HAWK

Mrs. Marguerite Leach Hawk, 53 of Takoma Park, Md., died Sunday evening in the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital at Silver Spring, MD, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Chillicothe on March 23, 1911 to Omer and Marietta Moats Leach. She was married to Lester G. Hawk, who survives. Also surving are her mother who lives in Chillicothe; five sisters, Mrs. Cora Knab and Mrs. Ruth Easterday of Chillicothe, Mrs. Dorothy Straughan and Mrs. Mildred Dietz of Silver Springs, MD. and Mrs. Pauline Frye of Washington, DC; and a brother, the Rev. Clarence O. Leach of Beaver. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday under the direction of the Pumphrey Funeral Home in Silver Spring, MD. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Contributed by: Artell Brown

 


NORA HAY

Nora H. Hay, 75, of 876 Bronx Corner, Ray; died at 6:30 am today in Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. Arrangements are pending at the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 13 Feb 1984

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


AMANDA E. HAYES

Memior of Mrs. Amanda Hayes

Amanda E. Hayes, daughter of James and Sophia Gray, was born in Ross County, Ohio, June 10, 1847, and passed to her eternal home Nov. 26, 1926, at 3:50 a.m., aged 79 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

She was united in marriage to James. B. Hayes, and to this union were born six children, three of whom, Stanley, Madge, and Girgia, preceded her to the great beyond, while the other three, Leroy Hayes, Mrs. Clarence Fetherlin, both of Greenfield, and Mrs. Scott Tudor of Dayton, Ohio, together with her husband and one brother, Wilson Gray, are left to mourn their loss.

Mrs. Hayes gave her heart to Christ in the early years of her girlhood and renewed her consecration to and faith in Jesus Christ during the pastorate of the Rev. M.L. LeSourd, at which time she united with the First M.E. Church at Greenfield, and in which she has retained her membership unbroken through these years.

Physical indisposition for more than a quarter of the century prevented attendance upon the church services with any degree of regularity. However, she took great delight in visiting the sick in the neighborhood contiguous to her home, and doing something to relieve the suffering of others.

She was an ardent worker in the South since W.C.T.U. and pinned on her breast today is the little white ribbon that she was always proud to wear.

During the World War, through frail and leaning on her cane, she went from house to house in their locality soliciting fruit and jellies for the boys in Cantonment at Chillicothe at which time she collected almost 100 cans and glasses.

Never a Sabbath morning came, but that Mother Hayes in her blessing at the table especially asked that the Lord would bless all the churches, and the ministers of the gospel that day.

Truly Mother Hayes knew God, and does today and shall through all eternity share absolute freedom from suffering and pain, and as she has longed for many years now "Sees Him face to face, and shall tell the story saved by grace."

She is now: "Where sickness, sorrow, pain, and death, are felt, and feared no more." "And day without night, She shall feast in God's sight and eternity seem as a day."

At Home with God!
Rest, warrior rest, thy work is done, And thou are crowned at last."

CARD OF THANKS
We desire to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for the sympathy and assistance during the death and burial of our wife and mother. Also for the floral offerings, and for the words of consolation of Dr. Colley and Rev. Van Wicklen.

James B. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fetherlin, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Tudor.
 

Note: obituaries are from copies and do not indicate the newspaper or the date they appeared in the paper.

Contributed by: Leslie Myers
 

 


RUTH HEATH

Ruth A. Heath, 60, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away in her residence on Thursday, October 17, 1996. She was born Apr. 13, 1936, in New Martinsville, W. Va., the daughter of Brady and Nellie (Mercer) Driggs. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Eldon E. Heath, Sr, two sons and a daughter-in-law; Eldon E., Jr. and Carol A. Heath and Kenneth Dwayne Heath; one daughter and son-in-law, Dianne (Heath) and Mark B. Patterson, all of Springfield; four brothers, James Driggs, of Chilllicothe, Robert Driggs, of Arizona, David Driggs, of Plain City; two sisters, Jean Ranrer, of Chillicothe and Mary F. Black, of Arizona; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Friends may call from 3-7 pm Friday in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the memorial Home, with Rev. Michael D. Bemer officiating. Burial will be in the Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amaerican Cancer Society or Community Hospital Hosice.

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

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


IRENE HEDRICK

The funeral for Irene Hedrick, 90, of Bainbridge, who died May 21, was held at the Bainbridge United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Eugene Brown officiated. Burial was in Bainbridge Cemetery. Born Jan. 19, 1890, in Clarksburg to Jesse and Laura Goldsberry Jones, she was married to Earl "Doc" Hedrick, who died in April, 1959. The couple operated the Hedrick Drug Store in Bainbridge for a number of years. She was a charter member of the Bainbridge American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, Earl, Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and three sisters, Luellen Zurmehly of Greenfield Manor, Sally Tootle, Clarksburg, and Grace Knudson, Boulder, Colo. She was predeceased by a son, Hugh.

New Holland Leader, New Holland OH; 29 May 1980

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


JOHN HEILMAN

John H. Heilman, 70, of Chillicothe, died 12:35 pm Monday, February 5, 2001, in the Adena Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born August 6, 1930, in Taretum, Penn., to the late Ralph F. Heilman Sr., who was a former Mayor of Chillicothe, and Gladys I. Harvey Heilman. He was married December 10, 1955, to Bernice Strausbaugh, who survives, along with daughter Beth An Leasure, Las Vegas, NV; daughter and sonЩn-law, Karen and Eric Carver, of Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Leasure, James Eran Leasure and Caitlin Amanda Leasure; sister-in-law, Patsy Heilman, of Chillicothe; and several cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Ralph F. ҂udӠHeilman, Jr. and sister, Sue Ann Heilman. In 1995, John retired as Senior Project Engineer from WearEver, where he had worked for 47 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. James W. Grove officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home. Friends my visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Mead Drive.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 07 Jul 2001

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


Mrs. JOHN HEINLEIN

It is with profound regret that the death Mrs. John Heinlein of Portsmouth is chronicled today. A message was received by Chillicothe relatives about 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning conveying the sad news that her death had occurred early that morning. Her illness had been a serious nature from the first, having been taken with rheumatism abut two months ago and the recent high waters in the River City only tended to aggravate her malady. Other complications arose and about three weeks ago typhoid fever developed. Her condition had been critical from the first but her family and friends had hoped against hope but to no avail. The deceased was 28 years old. She was the daughter of Mrs. Minnie Kellar of High street [Chillicothe]. She was possessed of musical ability beyond the ordinary and was a very popular soloist during the some popular favor in the River City, having been engaged as a soloist in one of the churches. For a number of years she was the soprano at the St. Peter's Catholic church. She removed to Portsmouth about a year ago with her husband. Beside her husband she is survived by her mother, who was at her bedside during her illness; and two brothers, Arthur of this city and Henry of Springfield. The remains will be brought to this city Wednesday and funeral arrangements will be deferred until the husband arrives.

Ross County Register, Chillicothe OH; 18 Jun 1907

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MARGARET HEINLEIN

In this city, Jan 19th, of general debility, Mrs. Margaret Heinlein, age 79 years

The Chillicothe Leader - Chillicothe, OH; 26 Jan 1889

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


ANNA HEISS

Services for Anna Elizabeth Heiss took place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ware's with burial in Springbank cemetery. The Rev. E. A. Keaton officiated. The Misses Ruth and hope Willobee sang "Going Down the Valley" and "Sometime We'll Understand." Pallbearers were Messrs. Harold, Loren and Oscar Burlile, Gaar Pickens, Carey Raines, Herbert Ritchhart.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; ca 13 Nov 1937

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


JAMES HENNESS

On Thursday, May 27 [1886], at about twelve o'clock, noon, James Henness, a well-known and well-to-do farmer, of Ross County, died at his home upon his farm, about eight miles from the city upon the Frankfort pike. Mr. Henness was in his sixty-seventh year at the time of his death, and had for many years been an invalid, although the attack which caused his demise, a complication of diseases, had prostrated him during the early spring. The funeral services will take place upon Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at Shiloh church, Rev. Z. Wharton officiating, the deceased being a Methodist in profession of faith and the remains will be interred in the Baptist grave yard at Frankfort. There are friends in the community at large who will regret his death.
[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, but James Henness died May 27 1886. James Henness was the grandfather of Martha (Mattie) L. Henness. Mattie and Abraham were married in 1893.]

 

Contributed by: Roger Kearney

 


PAUL HENRY

Paul L Henry, 58, of Lucasville, was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday at a Toledo hospital. A native of Lucasville and an Army veteran of World War II, he was a sheet metal worker for Mechanical Construction Co, and a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 98, James Dickey Post American Legion, and the R-C Portsmouth Radio Control Airplane Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Van Kirk Henry; a son, Donald of Sciotoville; a brother, Walter of Chillicothe, and two grandchildren. Services are planned at 1:30 pm Wednesday at Windel-Howland and Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with Rev. Marvin Dowson officiating, and burial in Rushtown Cemetery with military graveside services by James Dickey Post, friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth OH; 05 Apr 1982

Contributed by: Rachelle Kinkead


RALPH C. HENSON

Commital service for Ralph Corwin Henson, of Ormond Beach, Fla., were held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Brown’s Chapel Church. The rev. Michael Wright officiated. Burial of the ashes followed in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery. On July 16, funeral service was conducted in Daytona Beach, Fla., followed by cremation. Henson died on July 13, at his residence in Ormond Beach. A native of Clarksburg, Henson was born in 1898. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alicia Henson, Ormond Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Marian Webb, New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Dorothy Walker, Indianapolis, Ind. and a half brother, Charles W. Dick, Daytona Beach.
 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARILYN HERALDSON

Marilyn Heraldson, 67, of Chillicothe died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at her residence. She was the wife of David Heraldson. Funeral arrangements for the former associate of the First Capitol Insurance Agency are being completed by the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 07 Jul 2001

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ALICE HERMAN

Alice Herman, age 89, of Frankfort, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at her daughter's home, near Frankfort. She was born on April 30, 1914, near Frankfort, the daughter of the late Frank and Hannah Beatty Kendall. On May 7, 1938, she married Stephen V. Herman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1981. She is survived by three daughters, Betty (Robert) Vollmar, of Chillicothe, Brenda (John) Dreitzler, of Frankfort, and Barbara (Nicholas) Cleary, of Clarksburg. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Toni Bradford, Gordon Vollmar, Wendy Case, Michael Dreitzler, Angela Proehl, Dan Dreitzler, Lora Cleary, Victor Cleary; 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lena Mae Snyder, and two brothers, Robert N. Kendall and John Rueben Kendall. Alice had worked at the candy counter at Kresgee's Store and retired from the K-mart in Chillicothe. She was a 1933 graduate of Frankfort High School. Alice was a faithful member of Lattaville United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher as well as Sunday School Superintendent. She was also active in the United Methodist Women. Alice was a very loving person and was held in high esteem by her family and her many friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at 1 p.m. in Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Bob Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lattaville Church c/o Carol Hardy, 1847 McDonald Hill Rd., Frankfort, OH 45628 or the Concord Township EMS, P.O. Box 616, Frankfort, OH 45628.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 04 Feb 2004

Contributed by: Letha Litzinger

 


ALVA HESS

Ill four years, Alva Hess, 72, died at 5:15 am Thursday at his home on Route 6. Born at Upshur, W. Va., on Oct. 5, 1882, he was a son of Charles and Virginia Goodwin Hess. On Oct. 25, 1907, he married Eva Smith, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jay Hess of near Ray and Ralph Hess of Chillicothe, Route 2; a daughter, Mrs. Merle Kitchen of Chillicothe, Route 6; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Delva of Chillicothe, Route 1, Everett and Ova, both of Columbus and Virgil of Chillicothe; and a sister, Mrs. Eva Ault of Chillicothe, Route 6. A son, Floyd Hess, died in March of this year. Services will be at 2 pm Saturday at Friends Church in Londonderry, and burial will be in Londonderry Cemetery under direction of the Wrightsel Funeral Home, McArthur. Friends may call at the Hess residence on the Walnut Creek Road Friday afternoon.

 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


DONALD HESS

C. Donald Hess, 80, of Clarksburg, died 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Ross County to Delva and Ida (Vest) Hess. Mr. Hess was married to the former Phyllis Cokonougher. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home in Frankfort. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 10 Oct 2000

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


TOM HEWITT

Funeral service for Tom Hewitt of Royal Oak, MI, was held Tuesday. Hewitt, the father of former Chillicothe Gazette Lifestyles editor Marylynn Hewitt, was injured in a moped accident June 23, 1983 and died Saturday. His survivors include Ms. Hewitt, who lives at 124 Leslie Lane, #127, Pontiac, MI, and his wife, Marilyn.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 27 Jul 1983

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


ISAAC HICKEL

Isaac Hickel, 74, died January 13 [year unknown] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Whaley of Roxabel. Born near Clarksburg, he was the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Adams Hickel. He was married to Orpha Stevens who died about seven or eight years ago. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Whaley; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Trump and Mrs. Edith Steinhauser of Clarksburg; and three brothers, Martin and Samuel Hickle of Williamsport, and John, of Washington Court House. Burial will be in Frankfort Cemetery.

 

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


JOHN HICKMAN

John David Hickman, 53 year old well-known local heavy equipment owner and operator, of 500 S. Market St., died a few moments after arrival at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pike County Hospital. He was rushed to the hospital by the Waverly Emergency Squad. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and he had been ill for several months. Born May 31, 1914 in Ross County, he was a son of the late Jack E. and Margaret (Terry) Hickman. On July 12, 1930, he married the former Verda Littlejohn, who survives at home. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jean Claytor, of 425 Hillside Ave., Waverly; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Maribelle Drennen and Mrs. Martha Schauseil, both of Waverly, Mrs. Clarice Cunningham of Chillicothe, Mrs. Alice Markham and Mrs. Evelyn Finch, both of Columbus; and two brothers, Jack E. Hickman of Westerville and Allen Hickman of Columbus. Mr. Hickman was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Boyer and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Don Pfeifer officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery here. Friends called at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Waverly Watchman, Waverly OH; 16 Nov 1967

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


MARTHA HICKMAN

Aged Woman Passes Away - Martha Hickman is Buried in County Saturday -- Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock in Pleasant Valley church for Mrs. Martha Hickman who died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Terry of Columbus. Burial was made in the Hickman cemetery. Mrs. Hickman, a daughter of Monroe and Sarah Leach was born in Jackson County, January 21, 1856. She was the widow of John Dye Hickman and is survived by her daughter with whom she made her home, a son, Jack, of Chillicothe, a brother, Charles Leach, of London, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jackson Herald, Jackson OH; 05 Jan 1943

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


TOMMY HICKMAN

Tommy J. Hickman, age 25, of Savageville Road, Jackson, passed away Monday, August 12, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born October 24, 1976, in Franklin County, Ohio. Tommy was a corrections officer at the London Correctional Facility. He is survived by his father, Donald Hickman, of Jackson; his mother Barbara (Campbell) Elam of Jackson; one son, Tyler Hickman and one daughter Caylie Hickman, both of Jackson; special friend, Carla Tobert of Jackson; two sisters, Shelby Jones of Jackson and Sarah Spencer of Chillicothe, Ohio; several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. where services will be held Thursday, August 15 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jack Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Hickman Cemetery.

Jackson Times-Journal, Jackson OH; 13 Aug 2002

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


ZACHARIAH HICKMAN

JACK HICKMAN DIES SATURDAY - Retired Farmer Is Taken By Heart Attack -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Pleasant Valley church for Zachariah (Jack) Hickman, 68-year-old retired Waverly farmer, who was found dead as the result of a heart attack Saturday morning. Mr. Hickman, a native of Jackson county, had come over from Waverly to visit near his old family home at Limerick when he suffered the heart attack. He was found dead in the lane near Jack Hickman's residence. Mr. Hickman is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Columbus, three sons, Allen and Zachariah, Jr. of Columbus and John of Waverly; five daughters, Evelyn Finch of Jackson, Alice Markham of Columbus, Clarice Cunningham of Chillicothe, and Martha Schauseil and Maribelle Drenner [sic: Drennen] of Waverly, and one sister, Violet Terry of Columbus. The body was taken from the Don Sperry funeral home Monday noon to the Eagen funeral home at Waverly where it remained until services are conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley church with Elder Roy Beatty officiating. Interment was made in the Hickman cemetery under the direction of the Don Sperry funeral service.

Jackson herald, Jackson OH; 06 Nov 1951

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


MARGARET HIGGINS

At 97, Mrs. Margaret Brown Higgins passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Ingle, in Bainbridge. Mrs. Higgins was born August 16, 1840, the daughter of Alexander and Mary Brown. On December 25, 1865, she married William Higgins. She is survived by three of her eight sons and daughters; Mrs. Ingle, Mrs. Jessie Anderson of Chillicothe, and Richard Higgins of Charleston, W. Va. Nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild survive. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Ingle, with the Rev. Chauncey Gleason officiating. Burial will be in Bainbridge cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; ca 13 Nov 1937

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CHARLES HILES

Charles (Bob) Hiles, 62, of 644 McClain Ave., Greenfield, died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in his home following a 3-1/2 month illness. Born March 27, 1923 in Pike County, he was the son of John Warden Hiles and Hallie Lytle Hiles Ford of Springfield. A mill operator at Armco Steel in Washington C.H. and a U.S. Army World War II veteran, Mr. Hiles is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Marie Comer; two sons, Harold Raymond Hiles of Cincinnati and Gerald C. Hiles of Wilmington; two daughters, Mrs. David (Martha Aileene) Ross of Milford and Mrs. Bobby (Margie Lucille) Trefz of Ohio 28-E, Greenfield; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Forrest Hiles of Springfield and William Hiles of Gulfport, Miss. He was preceded in death by a grandson and two brothers. Mr. Hiles was a member of the Greenfield Masonic Lodge No. 318 and the Greenfield Church of Christ. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Murray's Funeral Home with James and Dennis Dawes officiating. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery. Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Daily Times - Greenfield, Highland County OH; 21 Oct 1985

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


MYRACK HILL

Myrack M. (Jack) Hill, 70, of 812 1/2 Jefferson Ave., died at 811 p.m.Sunday at his son's summer camp on Three Locks Road. The sheriff's office said Mr. Hill had been working on the camp with his son, John, and suffered a heart attack. He was given oxygen and artificial resuscitation. He was a member of the Elks, the Eagles, the Modern Woodmen of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. On Aug. 27, 1958 he retired from the B and O Railroad where he was an electrical stationary engineer for 45 years. Born May 30, 1893 in Vinton County he was the son of Ross and Mamie Ralph Hill. On Feb 24, 1915, he married Lenora Watters who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, James L. (Jean) Mitchell of 840 Jefferson Ave; a son John Hill of 801 Western Ave.; two grandchildren, Jacquelyn Hill and Kimberly Mitchell, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Barnes of Santa Anna, Calif., Mrs Goldie Short of Allensville and Mrs. Nora Templin of Greenfield, and two brothers, Charles of New Holland and Walter of Williamsport. Private service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Lowe officiating.ʠBurial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday where Eagles service will be at 7 p.m. Elks service will follow at 7:30.

 

Contributed by: Artell Brown

 


CHARLES HILLSON

MONROEVILLE, Feb 18--Charles Thomas Hillson, 62, well known barber here for the past 46 years, died, Thursday at his home on S. Main St. of a heart attack. He was born in Monroeville, June 4, 1886, and spent his life here. Surviving are his widow, Clara; three sons, Melvin, Rapid City S. D., Gilbert, Lorain, and James, a student at Bowling Green State University; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Thielen, Toledo; four grandchildren; one brother, Albert, Norwalk; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shepard and Mrs. Mable West, both Crestline. The body is at the Edward J. Gross Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and where the Rosary will be recited at 8 pm Sunday by the Holy Name Society. Services will be held at 9:15 am Monday in the funeral home.

Clarksburg Star - Clarksburg OH; 03 Dec 1937

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


DANIEL HIXON

Daniel Hixon, son of William and Matilda Cox Hixon, born Nov. 2, 1852, at South Salem, was stricken with paralysis on Feb. 3 and departed this life on Feb. 22, at his home in Bourneville. His age was 77 years, three months and twenty days. Mr. Hixon had lived in Ross county most of his life. He is survived by his wife and two daughters: Mrs. Julia Treber of Bainbridge and Mrs. Florence Dickerson, of Washington C.H.; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was a kind and loving husband and he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, 2 p.m., at Bourneville M.E. church. The burial was at Bainbridge.

 

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


JAMES HIXON

GREENFIELD - Ill three weeks, James Hixon, 64, of 405 E. Second St., Greenfield, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Fayette Memorial Hospital, Washington, C.H. A bridge foreman for the DT&I railroad, he had been employed by that company for 38 years.

Mr. Hixon was born in Spargursville on Feb. 4, 1891, the son of James and Ida Means Hixon.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dora Wipert; a son, James Hixon, Jr., Washington, C.H.; a brother Orville Hixon, living in the state of Wyoming; five sisters, Mrs. Homer Myers and Mrs. Jesse Wipert, both of Bainbridge, Route 1, Mrs. Charles Smith and Mrs. A.B. Frazee, both of Springfield, and Miss Olive Hixon, Los Angeles, Calif.; and three grandchildren. A daughter predeceased him.

Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence between 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

Date of death: 8/24/1955 [not in paper]
 

Note: obituaries are from copies and do not indicate the newspaper or the date they appeared in the paper.

Contributed by: Leslie Myers

 


JOHN HOFFMAN

John Hoffman, age 77, died at his home on McClain avenue Saturday morning following a lingering illness. He is survived by the widow and five children - James E. of Lawrenceville, Ills., John B. of Newark, O., Cary T., Ralph and Fred of this city. Also seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. With the exception of a few years, Mr. Hoffman had resided all of his life in the vicinity of Greenfield, having been born in Buckskin township. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, McClain avenue and Fifth street, and burial made in Waugh's cemetery. [NB: John was the husband of Mary Elizabeth McFarland, d/o Jake and Ellen McFarland.]

Times-Gazette, Greenfield, Highland County OH

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


MARY HOFFMAN

MARY E. HOFFMAN CLAIMED HERE -- Mrs. Mary E. Hoffman, 83, life-long resident of this community died at 11 o'clock, Wednesday night at the home of a son Fred, 636 Dickey ave. The daughter of Jake and Ellen McFarland, she was born April 30, 1859, in Ross County near Greenfield. Rev. Hubert Sharp will conduct last rites at the R.B. Walker funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday, and interment will be made in Waugh's cemetery near Thornton. Friends will be received at the funeral home. Mrs. Hoffman is survived by five sons, Fred of Greenfield, Ralph and John of Fruitdale, James E. of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Carey of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Stakely of Clarksburg.

 

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


NATHAN HOFFMAN

OFFMAN RITES TO BE HELD AT MURRAY CO. FRIDAY - Funeral services for Nathan Dawson Hoffman, 77-year-old farmer of R.F.D. 1, Greenfield, and a life-long resident of Buckskin township, Ross county, will be conducted from the Murray Co. chapel, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Franklin Norris, pastor of the United Brethren church, will officiate at the last rites and at interment in Greenlawn cemetery, Frankfort. Neighbors will serve as pallbearers. Hoffman died about noon, Wednesday, at his home in the Slate Hill community. He had been in ill health for two years. Deceased was born Aug. 24, 1861, the son of John and Margaret Freshour Hoffman. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hile Kennedy and Miss Blanche Hoffman, both of whom lived with their father; a granddaughter, Margaret Kennedy; and one sister, a resident of Holliday's Cove, W. Va. Hoffman's wife, Miss Minnie Bell before their marriage, preceded him in death in 1936. Relatives and friends may view the body at the Murray Co. Funeral Home.

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

BRICE HOLLAR

Brice E. Hollar, 51, Findlay, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Findlay. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, with the Rev. Russell Clark officiating. Burial will follow in South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday. A Ross County native, he was born July 5, 1925, to John M. and Hazel M. Cokonougher Hollar, who live at Route 1, Lyndon. Surviving are a son, Mark, Findlay; four sisters, Mrs. Betty J. Ely, Greenfield, Mrs. Don (Margaret) Wise, Route 2, Greenfield, Mrs. Robert (Flossie) Pryor, Columbus, and Mrs. Bonnie Smith, Greenfield, and a brother, Richard M., Route 1, Lyndon. Mr. Hollar was a veteran of World War II and an employe of the U.S. Post Office.

28 Apr 1977

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


EMILY HOLLAR

Emily Jane Hollar, 69, of South Salem, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at her residence. Born Jan. 17, 1934 in Highland County, she was the daughter of Ralph Evans and Orah (Moore) Evans. She is survived by her husband, Richard Martin Hollar, to whom she was married June 30, 1953; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Roberta Hollar of Greenfield and Keith and Tammy Hollar of Greenfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbi and Joe Stewart of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Vanessa Jennings of Greenfield and Adam and Alex Hollar of Greenfield; five step-grandchildren, Jan and Jenny Truman of Greenfield and Brian, Tyler and Megan Stewart of Chillicothe; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Ralph and Mary Evans of Orient, Bonnie Smith of Greenfield and Flossie Pryor of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Evans, and her mother, Orah Wagoner. She was a homemaker and a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Factory in Greenfield. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield with Joe Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the South Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro OH; 14 Jun 2003

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


JOHN HOLLAR

John M. Hollar, 84, of Lower Twin Road, Lyndon, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday in the Leigh-Lane Care Center. Mr. Hollar was born Feb. 23, 1900, in Ross County to George and Alice Miller Hollar. He was a farmer, retired school bus driver for the Buckskin School, a former State Highway Department employee in Ross County, and a member of the Greenfield Eagles Lodge. He was preceded in death by a son, Brice Hollar, one brother and four sisters. Surviving is his wife, the former Hazel M. Cokonougher, whom he married July 11, 1923; one son, Richard M. Hollar, of Lyndon; four daughters, Mrs. Betty J. Ely, Mrs. Margaret Wise and Mrs. Bonnie Smith, all of Greenfield, and Mrs. Flossie (Robert) Pryor, of Columbus, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Georgia Stout, of Greenfield. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Murray Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Beckwith officiating. Burial will be in the South Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday after 4 p.m.

Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Fayette County OH; 18 Feb 1985

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


ZELPHA HOLLAR

The funeral of Mrs. Stewart [Zelpha] Hollar, of Good Hope, was held at the South Salem M.E. Church Wednesday afternoon, December 14, at 1:30 o'clock. The services were conducted by the Rev. Peterson of Good Hope and a choir from the same place. Burial in South Salem Cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; ca 16 Dec 1932

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CLYDE HOLLIS

Funeral service for Clyde Hollis, 65, Route 2, Piketon, was to be held at 1 p. m. today at Smith Chapel Church, near Idaho. The Rev. Lewis Viar was to officiate and burial was to follow in Carmel Cemetery, Highland County, under direction of Botkin Funeral Home, Waverly. Mr. Hollis, a timber worker, died at 6:50 p. m. Friday in Pike County Hospital following a brief illness. Born Jan. 13, 1912, in Allen County, he was the son of William and Nellie Hollis. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lavonna Hollis, Lima; two brothers, Robert and Thomas, Lima; and two sisters, Mrs. Pat White, Piqua, and Mrs. Betty Watkins, Kalida.

ChillicotheGazette, Chillicothe OH; 16 May 1977

Contributed by: Patty Yoder

 


DAVID HOLLIS

David L. Hollis, 62, of Chillicothe , died 9:30 PM Tuesday March 27, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Ross County to the late Frederick and Thelma Campbell Hollis. He was married June 14, 1958 to Beverly A. Pontious, who survives. Also surviving are daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Thomas Lawhorn, Chillicothe; sons and daughter-in-laws, David E. and Teresa Hollis, Gallipolis, Vistor F. and Rhonda Hollis, Chillicothe, and Lee A. and Patrica Hollis, Chillicothe; seven grandchildren: Krista and Bryson Lawhorn, Joshua and Stephanie Hollis and Jamie, Leah and Shelby Hollis; sisters Margaret Thompson, Judy Detty and Edna Detty, all of Chillicothe, brother and sister-in-law Everett and Ruth Hollis of Canada, and several nieces and nephews and special niece and nephew Harry and Judy Blankenship. He was precedeased by a sister and two brothers. David was a devout member of St. Mary`s Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m. Saturday with the Reverend Lawrence Hummer, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. at the Ware Funeral Home where a wake service will be held at 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Rhonda Hollis, 7355 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 29 Mar 2001

Contributed by: James Davis

 


BILLY HOLLOWAY

Billy Joe Holloway, 67, of Bainbridge, Ohio, died Sunday, May 17, 1998 at Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro. Born Feb. 20, 1931 in Lansing, Tennessee, he was the son of Clarence and Ardella (Bowling) Holloway. On Nov. 7, 1973 he married Rosie Bell Smith Holloway, who survives. Also surviving are five children, Sharon Reed, David (Bonnie) Holloway, Lewis Holloway, Amy (Jeremy) Mason and Rebecca (John) Holloway; 10 brothers and sisters, Luci Langston, Ray Beets, Roger Beets, Greg Beets, Lynn Beets, Margie Hess, Linda Garcia, Sam Beets, Jr., Mary Wiles and Gery Beets; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was an avid hunter. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23 in the Bainbridge Cemetery with the Rev. John Gray officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by the Smith-Moore Funeral Home in Bainbridge.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


DALE HOLLOWAY

Dale B. Holloway, 87, of Xenia, formerly of Springfield, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia. He was born in Ross County on July 28, 1916 to Jesse Clyde and Margaret (Morgan) Holloway. He graduated from Buckskin High School and Springfield Business College. On June 17, 1939 he married Marjorie Anderson, who died Dec. 14, 2000. They made their home in Springfield for 60 years before moving to Outlook Pointe Assisted Living Center in Xenia. He was retired from the Champion Company and was a long-standing member of the Masons, Clark Lodge No. 101 and Northminister Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and William Wright of Xenia; granddaughter, Joan and husband, Frank McLain of Galloway; grandson, Gregory Wright and wife, Martha Mai of Washington, D.C.; and great-grandchildren, Mallory and Matthew McLain of Galloway. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Bristley of Lyndon; brother-in-law, O. Eugene Storts of Dublin; brother-in-law and wife, Willard and Joann Anderson of South Salem, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also preceding him in death were a brother and his wife, Jesse Grant and Eunice Lee Holloway. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003 at the Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Burial will follow in the South Salem Cemetery. Special gifts may be given in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Dayton, OH 45449.

Times-Gazette, Hillsboro OH; 13 Oct 2003

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


EARNEST HOLT

Earnest V. (Buster) Holt, 80 , of Greenfield, died Tuesday in Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1919, in Highland County; and is survived by his wife, Irene Elizabeth Holt, and two sons. He was retired from Vulcan Shoe Heel Factory, South Charleston. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in Murray-Fettro Funeral Home, Greenfield. Burial will be in South Salem Cemetery with military rites provided by the Highland County Honor Guard. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

 


IDA HONNOLD

Mrs. Ida H. Honnold, 95, of the Our House Nursing Home, formerly of the Foulke Block, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday in Chillicothe Hospital following a brief illness. Born June 17, 1869, in Chillicothe to Adam and Melissa Henkel Gartner, she was a member of the Walnut Street Methodist church and a charter member of it's Martha Mary Circle. She was married to Samuel Honnold who died in 1948. She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Harry S. Allen of Waverly, and Mrs. George H. Mathewson and Miss Irene Mader of Chillicothe; and one nephew, Albred Gartner, also of Chillicothe. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 06 Aug 1964

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


JESSE HONNOLD

Jesse Honnold, 71, of Pickaway Township [Pickaway County OH], died Saturday in Berger Hospital [Circleville]. Born 17 Oct 1886 in Ross County, he was the son of George and Lucy Morris Honnold. He is survived by two brothers, Harry and Clarence [, both] at home. Services [will be held] on Tuesday in Defenbaugh Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Noble officiating. Burial [will be] in Forest Cemetery.

The Union Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH; Nov 1957

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


JOHN HOPKINS

John Hopkins, 74, Wakeman, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Portsmouth on December 21, 1923, and has lived in the Wakeman-Vermilion area for the past 40 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II. He was a job setter at the Ridge Tool Company, Elyria, for 35 years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Norwalk Eagles, a volunteer firefighter for Vermilion-on-the-Lake, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Kozel) Hopkins to whom he was married for 10 years; one son, Bob Hopkins of Palm Harbor FL; two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Pat) Overdorff and Marilyn Hopkins, both of Gainesville GA; two stepsons, Timothy Tabol of Flint MI, and Andrew Tabol of Vermilion; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mary Fisher of Chillicothe; and one brother, Carson Hopkins of Elyria. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolly (Skinner) Hopkins; one daughter, Linda Hopkins; his parents, George and Elizabeth (Nappier) Hopkins, one twin sister, Ella; and four brothers, Carl, Sam, Smitty and German Hopkins. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, where there will be a Veterans Military Service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15018 South St., Birmingham, with the Rev. Jan Sprague officiating. Burial will be in Crownhill Cemetery, Amherst. Memorial contributions may be made to the Birmingham United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 141, Birmingham, OH 44816, or ALS Association Northeastern Ohio Chapter, 23715 Mercantile Road, Suite B-104, Beachwood, OH 44122. Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Contributed by: Richard Eubanks

 


ESTA HOWARD

Esta Mae Howard, of 361 E. Water St., 2 pm Thursday, Ware Funeral Home. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Fev. Ray Anderson officiating.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, Ross Co OH - Nov 1980

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


AMERICA HOWRY

Mrs. David [America Thomas] Howry, 85, died early Tuesday morning at her daughter's home, Mrs. Floy E. Hale, 1715 North Fourteenth street. She was born Oct. 23, 1847, in Ross County Ohio, and came to Idaho in 1883 and to Boise in 1898. Surviving are her husband, David Howry, Boise; one daughter, Mrs. Floy E. Hale, Boise; one sister, Mrs. Susan Snyder, Meridian; also one grandchild, Elwell Hale. Mrs. Howry was a member of the Immanuel M. E. church. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Immanuel M. E. church. Rev. John Gresham will officiate and burial will be in Morris Hill cemetery. Flowers may be sent to the McBratney funeral home.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada County ID; 07 Dec 1932

Contributed by: Steve and Irene Hale

 


DAVID HOWRY

David Howry, 85, died early Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floy Hale, 1715 North Fourteenth street. He was born Sept. 9, 1847, in Ross County Ohio and came to Idaho in 1883 and has resided in Boise since 1898. He was a member of the Methodist church, also the I.O.O.F. lodge No. 43 of Meridian. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Floy Hale; a grandson, Elwell Hale, of Boise; two brothers, Hamilton Howry, St. John, Wash., Sam Howry of Gage, Mont.; and three nephews, Alex Howry of Boise, Rollo and Bill Howry of Meridian. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McBratney funeral home. Rev. John Gresham will officiate at the chapel and I.O.O.F. lodge No. 43 will have charge at the grave. Interment will be in the Morris Hill cemetery.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada County ID; 21 Feb 1933

Contributed by: Steve and Irene Hale

 


CLYDE HUDSON

Funeral service for Clyde L. Hudson, 36, former Frankfort resident and brother of Mrs. Floyd J. Tootle of near Clarksburg, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisher funeral home in Frankfort with the Rev. F. T. McCarty officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn cemetery. Frankfort American Legion accorded military honors at the grave; George Morgan was acting commander, with L. B. McCarty the chaplain. Robert Hardy commanded the firing squad which consisted also of Harold Hooks, Robert Hines, J. A. Junk, William Flesher, Harold Keller, Eugene Robinson and Robert Butler. Color bearers were Charles Hughes and Dane Acton with David Tootle and Harry Flesher, color guards. Flag-folders were Harry Junk and Ted Ringer while Ralph Junk and Vernon Acton were the grave markers and Reginald Seitz was the bugler. Pall bearers were Harold Orr, George Queen, Wendell Pancake, George Hutton, Forrest Butler, and Ted Ringer. Mr. Hudson, who was a truck driver, died at his home at Washington CH, Thursday, after a month's illness. The son of Floyd and Lulu Davis Hudson, he was born in Henley on Feb 1, 1916. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Mediterranean theater of war. Surviving are the widow, the former Lucille Althouse, the father at New Port News, Va., three daughters, Shirley, Thelma and Phyllis at home; three brothers, Carl Hudson of Dayton; Henry of Peebles; and Harry who is with the army in Korea; and six sisters, Mrs. Tootle of Clarksburg; Mrs. Clarence Lorenz of Peebles; Mrs. Betty Meddock of Otway; Mrs. Dorothy Thatcher of McDermott; Mrs. Ruby Mankin of Winston-Salem, N. C.; and Mrs. Vernal Morris of near Clarksburg.

Clarksburg Star, Clarksburg OH; 29 Feb 1952

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


SUSAN HUGHES

Susan K. Hughes, 55, of Chillicothe, formerly of Athens, died unexpectedly Thursday, 29 Mar 2001, at Adena Regional Medical Center. Born in Athens OH on 22 Dec 1945, she was the daughter of Ivan and Mary K. Hunter Romine. She was a graduate of Athens High School, attended Ohio University and Ohio State University, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salina, Kansas, past member of the Beta Sigma Phy Sorority and an inductee into the Volunteer Hall of Fame, Lenexa KS. She was also active in the Central Ohio Heart Chapter, Inc. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Donald L. Hughes; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristine K. and Joseph A. Cavicchiolo, of Canton MI; a son, Kendrick K. Hughes, of Overland Park KS; a granddaughter, Caitlyn K. Cavicchiolo, of Canton MI; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jayne and Robert Shellman, of Albany OH. Services will be Saturday at 1 PM at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with Reverend Patricia A. Stout officiating. Burial will be at West Union Street Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, OH; 30 Mar 2001

 


ALLEN HUNDLEY

Allen R. Hundley, 87, Bainbridge, died 2:45 a.m. Saturday in the Marks Care Center, McConnellsville. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, under direction of the Smith-Moor Funeral Home, Bainbridge. Steve Henderson, minister, will officiate. Calling hours will not be observed. Mr. Hundley operated an antique shop in Bainbridge after his retirement form the former Federal Reformatory in Chillicothe. Born September 21, 1894, in Virginia, he was the son of John and Virginia Silvers Hundley. He married the former Marguerite Frazer, who did October 15, 1978. Surviving are two sister, Clarmont Noell, Roanoke, Va., and Phoebe Brown, Rocky Mount, Va.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 09 Nov 1981

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ANTHONY HUNTINGTON

Anthony A. "Pete" Huntington, 78, formerly of Chillicothe, passed from this life early Wednesday morning, 14 Jun 2000, in Washington Court House. Born 10 Sep 1921 in Oregonia OH, he was the son of Almond Cox and Bessie Pearl (Deatley) Huntington. Mr. Huntington graduated from Unioto High School in 1938. He served honorably in the Coast Guard-merchant Marine in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters during World War Two. After 42 years with Mead Corporation, he retired in 1982, having served as Operations Manager. "Pete" was a member of Scioto Lodge #6, F&AM, the American Legion Post 25, Washington Court House, and both the Chillicothe and Washington Court House Country Clubs. Many will remember "Pete" as an avid golfer and outdoorsman. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Ann (Pack) Huntington; daughter, Pamela Bryer, Oregonia, two sons, Anthony A. Huntington Jr., Maple Glen PA, and William Huntington, Waverly; a stepdaughter, Cynthia (Fields) Reynolds, Romeo MI; three stepsons, Allen Griffiths, Gregory Fields and J.R. Fields, all of Washington CH; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Jane Hood, Suwanee GA, and Ethel Francis Thornberry, Ashland KY; and a brother, Blanchard Frost, Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Norma Jean Huntington, in 1989, his second wife, Emma Griffiths Huntington, in 1998; and a brother, Clifford B. Huntington. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, 17 Jun 2000, in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home, with Reverend Raymond Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with military graveside rites by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. The family will receive frineds at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the hour of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 15 Jun 2000

 


JAMES HURLES

The Rev. J.M. Maple was in charge of the services Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mr. James Wesley Hurles at the Three Locks church. Burial was in the Three Locks Cemetery. Pallbearers were the Messrs. Chester and Leslie Ballinger, Wayne Bethel, William Sheets, Raymond Rogers and Franklin Clemens.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 23 Aug 1937

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


S.A. HUTT

Dr. S. A. Hutt who died Thursday October 25, 1900. He was born near Frankfort, Ross County, September 30, 1824, therefore he was 76 years, 1 month, 6 days at the time of his death. Mr. Hutt married Keziah Hinson in 1852 and to this union nine children were born; eight of them, six sons and two daughters, survive.

01 Nov 1900

Contributed by: Carol Hinson Allen

 


MILDRED IRVIN

Mildred J. Irvin, 78, of Sacramento CA, died Friday 01 Dec 2000 in Sacramento. She was born 01 Feb 1922 in Chillicothe and was the widow of Lloyd T. Irvin, who was killed in action during World War II. She is survived by one son and many friends and relatives residing in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be held Friday at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks CA.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Dec 2000

 


ROY IRVIN

Roy Irvin, 79, formerly of Washington C.H., died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday in Fayette County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient three days. He had been ill since May. Born in Ross County, near Williamsport, Mr. Irvin moved to Washington C.H. in 1937 from Atlanta. He had recently made his home with a daughter in Wilmington. He was a retired truck driver and aide at Orient State Institute, and a member of the House of Prayer. His wife, Susie Watson Irvin, preceded him in death in 1966. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Ruth Ann Wharton) Flint, with whom he made his home; three grandchildren, Frank Wharton, Columbus, Mrs. Sandy Downard, Bloomingburg, and Mrs. Brenda O'Cull, Hillsboro; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Service was held Wednesday in the Kirkpatrick Funeral home, Washington C.H., with Rev. Arthur George officiating. Burial was in New Holland Cemetery.

New Holland Leader, New Holland OH; 15 Mar 1979

Contributed by: Ralph W. Cokonougher

 


ROBERT JAMES

Service for Robert W. James, Cincinnati, was held at Ware's Funeral Home at 2 pm Wednesday with the Rev. H.T. Roper officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with the following carrying the pall: Harold and Dana Burlile, Willard Hertenstein, Leslie Hewitt, Bud Weir and Frank Knapp.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, Ross Co OH - Jul 1954

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


RUBY JENKINS

YOUTH LEAGUE CO-FOUNDER DEAD AT 63 - Ruby E. Jenkins, 63, of 41 N. McArthur St, co-founder of the Scioto Valley Youth League, died at 11:55 PM Saturday (Jan 31, 1976) in Medical Center Hospital. He had been ill 10 months. His funeral will be at 2 PM Tuesday at the Ware Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl J. Dingus officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetary. A past president of Scioto Valley Youth League, Jenkins was serving as vice-president and commissioner. He recently was appointed to the city parks advisory board. Jenkins retired in 1971 as a machine operator for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, with 33 years of service. The son of Charles and Parthene Risner Jenkins, he was born Aug. 5, 1912 in Magoffin Co, KY. On Sept 23, 1931, he was married to Gertrude M. Ramey, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William J. (Mildred) Tackett, Rt 2, Frankfort; Mrs. Dan (Ruby) Dyke, Waverly; and Mrs. Ronny (Linda) Wunsch, Circleville; a son, Lewis, Cleveland; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorsa (Ina) Phipps, Rt 5; and Mrs Turman (Rusina) Helton, Rt 3, Waverly, a half-sister, Mrs. Suzanne Montgomery, Marion; and a half-brother, Morton Griffith, Paintsville, KY. He was predeceased by a son, Lawrence (Bud), and two sisters.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 02 Feb 1976

Contributed by: Lewis Jenkins

 


GABRIEL JENNINGS

Gabriel Jennings, 83, died May 11 at his home in Atlanta. Surviving is his widow; a daughter, Blanch Hoskins of Atlanta; 3 sons: Virgil of Wilmington, David of Columbus and W. F. of Kewanna, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Della Skinner of Atlanta.

The Clarksburg Star - Clarksburg, OH - 17 May 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


CLARA JINKS

Mrs. Clara Jean Jinks, 33, 227 1/2 N. Fourth st., died unexpectedly Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Greenfield Municipal Hospital where she underwent surgery Monday. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Fruitdale, she was a daughter of Thomas Eugene and Charlotte Nuckols Snow. She was a 1949 graduate of Buckskin High School, and was employed at Halley's Super Valu. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Jinks is survived by her husband, Carl; her mother, Mrs. J. R. Sams, 227 1/2 Lafayette st.; two children, Janice Elaine and Carla Ann, both at home; her grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Nuckols, 227 1/2 Lafayette st., and a half-sister and two half-brothers, Debra and Michael Sams, both at home, and James Sams, U.S. Army. Service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Strueve funeral home. Rev. David Phillips will officiate. Interment will be made in Twin cemetery, Bourneville. Friends may call at Strueve's after noon, Friday.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield OH; 1964

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


NELLIE JOHNSON

Mrs. David (Nellie M.) Johnson, 77, Route 1, Lyndon, died at 7:15 a.m., Sunday at her residence. Funeral home is Smith in Bainbridge Service is 2 p.m., Wednesday at Bourneville Christian Union Church with the Rev. John Crites officiating. Calling hours at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday. Burial at Moores Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, whom she married in 1912; three sons, Melvin, Chillicothe, and Clark and Farrel both of Route 1, Lyndon; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dewey and Joseph Dennewitz, both of Chillicothe; and two half sisters, Mrs. Florence Yoe, Frankfort, and Mrs. Donald (Clara) Craig of Michigan. She was predeceased by her parents [obit clipped]

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe OH - 25 Mar 1974

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


SAMUEL JOHNSON

Samuel E. Johnson, 44, of Spargursville Road, Bainbridge, died 5:40 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at his residence. He was born December 17, 1956 in Ross County, the son of Sam and Marjorie Addy Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Raypole) Johnson; two daughters and a son, Sabrina (Mike) Bramel of West Union, and Samantha and Samuel, Jr., both at home; granddaughter Kayli Bramel of West Union; sisters Barbara (Vergil) Toppins of Orient, Brenda (Roger) Wallace of Honaker, VA, and Bertha (Joe) Cox of Florida; a brother, Charles Johnson of Columbus; sister-in-law Cheryl (Rick) Norman; brothers-in-law Bill (Diane) Raypole and Rick (Carol) Raypole; mother-in-law Catherine Raypole; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge, with Rev. Sammy Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Pennisten Cemetery. [NB: He was predeceased by one sister, Virginia Helen Johnson Robinson and both parents; Sabrina Bramel is a step-daughter.]

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe OH - 17 Sep 2001

Contributed by: Barbara Toppins

 


PHYLLIS JOHNSTON

Phyllis Marie Johnston, 51, died unexpectedly November 6, in Bedford, Texas, where she resided. A nurse, she was employed at the Irving (Texas) Community Hospital where she was a registered nurse supervisor. Two memorial services will be held in Texas. One was to be today in St. Paulճ United Methodist Church and the other will be Tuesday at the Irving Community Hospital. A native of Chillicothe, she was born October 6, 1930, to Randolph and Irene Geiesheimer Wilson. She was the widow of Neil Johnston, who also was from Chillicothe. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Nancy) Banks and Barbara Johnston, Portland, Ore., and Kay Johnston at home; two sons, Daniel and Scott Johnston, at home; a granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Esther Leggett, Columbus, and a brother, Michael Wilson, Belton, Texas. Memorial tributes my be made to the Cancer Support Group, Obstetrics Unit, Irving Hospital, 1901 N. McArthur, Irving, Texas.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 09 Nov 1981

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


ALBERT JONES

Albert N. Jones, 75, farmer, died at his home on Arnold Road, near New Holland, at 11 a.m., last Thursday. He was born in Richmondale, Feb 17, 1873, and had lived in the New Holland community 50 years. Mr. Jones is survived by a son, Charles of Clarksburg, two daughters, Viola, at home, and Mrs. George Palmer of Williamsport; also eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of Christ in Christian Union at New Holland with the Rev. Arthur George officiating. Burial was made in New Holland cemetery by Kirkpatrick and Sons.

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


HENRIETTA JONES

Henrietta Jones was born June 12, 1854, in the state of Virginia, and some time later came to Chillicothe, where she has made her home ever since. For a number of years she has been employed by families and was regarded as a good and industrious woman. She was an ardent church worker and was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. church. She is survived by a husband, Wilson Jones, and by seven children, all of this city. The funeral will be held at the home on East Seventh street, Monday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Wootson officating. Interment at Grandview. [NB: Sash Gave Away and Mrs. Jones fell to Her Death on the Sidewalk. Accident Was Most Peculiar -Woman Was Cleaning Windows When the Window Broke and She Fell -- Mrs. Henrietta Jones, colored, of 163 E. Seventh Street, fell to her death this morning at about 9 o'clock while washing windows at the Grohe residence above the Grohe grocery store corner of Eastern avenue and Clay street. In falling the woman's head struck the stone step in front of the store, and she suffered a broken neck and a severe scalp wounds, which caused her death in about fifteen minutes after the accident occurred.]

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Jul 1914

Contributed by: Sondra Thompson


ROBERT JUENGER

Robert P. Juenger, 47, died at 11:10 pm Sunday in Greenfield Manor Nursing Home. He formerly lived in the Clinton Apartments in Chillicothe. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family and cremation will follow. Arrangements were by Anderson-Strueve Funeral Home, Greenfield. Born July 03, 1929, in Ross County, he was the son of Edward F. and Anna E. Griesheimer Juenger. He is survived by a brother, Edward D., 703 Orange St.

ChillicotheGazette, Chillicothe OH; 16 May 1977

Contributed by: Patty Yoder

 


HOWARD JUNK

Howard Preston Junk, 59, Washington C.H. Rt. 6 (1270 Austin Rd), died at 1 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Ross County, he was the son of Frank W. Junk and Grace Dick Junk. He was a farmer, member of the Austin United Methodist Church, the men's organization of the church, Concord Grange 2700 and Ross County Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Louise Thatcher, whom he married June 15, 1946; three sisters, Miss Louise Junk, Carlsbad, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Ruth Meier, Santee, Calif., and Mrs. Barbara Jane Davis, Wooster; four brothers, Bennett W. Junk, Frankfort; Martin L. Junk, Cincinnati; Dr. Dick R. Junk, Washington C.H., and James F. Junk, Frankfort. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Austin United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Glen Hiles. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Fisher Funeral Home, Frankfort, after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield OH; 23 Apr 1979

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


BARBARA KAESTON

Mrs. Barbara Kaeston, of South High Street, who has neen confined to her bed for some days, is lying at the point of death with gastritis, Dr. Meggenhofen, the attending physician, says that there is no hope of recovery and that her death is only a question of a few days. [NB: no mention of an obituary has been found.]

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, Ross Co OH - 19 Jul 1897

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


NELLIE KAZEE

Nellie Ora Kazee, age 72, of 309 E Stauring St. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Thelma Cordray, Mrs. Garnet Sibley, Mrs. Mary Stevens all of Columbus; sons, William H. Kazee, Jesse Hickman Magill, Richmondale, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Elsie Koehler, Mrs. Etta Brown, Mrs. Roma Magill; brothers, Robert, Howard and William Hickman; nine grandchildren. Friends may call at The Shaw-Davis And Glenn Myers Funeral Home, 34 W 2nd Ave, after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Services, 1:30 p.m. Friday. Interment, Union Cemetery by Glenn L. Myers, AX-9-1114. [NB: Nellie Ora Hickman Magill Kazee was my grandmother. Her first husband was Lee Andrew Magill. Her second husband was Harry Kazee.]

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH; 07 Jul 1960

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


ABRAHAM KEARNEY

A[braham]. L[incoln]. Kearney, 64, a resident of Springfield until three years ago, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Lindsay, with whom he has made his home since leaving this city. Mr. Kearney was born at New Holland OH, July 7, 1865, and moved to Springfield from Chillicothe in 1916. He lived here 10 years, going from this city to the home of his daughter, where he died. In addition to Mrs. Lindsay, he is survived by two other sisters, Miss Fedora Kearney and Miss Margaret Kearney, both of Springfield, and by three brothers, James Kearney and Abe Kearney, of Springfield, and Robert Kearney, of Frankfort OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from Tyler Memorial United Brethren Church at Chillicothe, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe.
[NB: There are several errors in the newspaper article. A. L. Kearney was actually born about three miles south of New Holland in Deerfield Township, Ross County OH. Fedora, Margaret, James, Abe, and Robert Kearney were his children, not his brothers and sisters.]

The Springfield Daily News, Springfield, Clark County OH; 29 Jun 1930

The Springfield Sun, Springfield, Clark County OH; 04 May 1976

Contributed by: Roger Kearney

 


ABRAHAM KEARNEY

A[braham]. L[incoln]. Kearney, 66, formerly of 504 Mountjoy St., died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in New Port Richey, FL. Mr. Kearney was information editor at the International Harvester Company, Springfield plant, retiring in 1969, following 41 years of service. He was born Sept. 23, 1909, in Chillicothe. His first wife, Margaret, died Oct. 24, 1965. Mr. Kearney was a past president of Toastmasters 722 of Springfield, and a past member of the International Association of Industrial Editors. He was a member of the board of directors of the New Port Richey Civic Theatre. Survivors include his wife, Helen Dunn Welch Kearney of Holiday FL; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Dick, West Chester OH; two sons, J. Roger of Troy and William R. of San Antonio TX; 10 grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard Blakeley of Springfield; two stepsons, William Welch of Ft. Wayne IN, and Raymond Welch of Urbana; eight step-grandchildren; one sister, Miss C. Margaret Kearney, and one brother, Robert, of Chillicothe. His body will be brought to the Littleton Funeral Home, where friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. R.R. Garrett, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

The Springfield Sun, Springfield, Clark County OH; 04 May 1976

Contributed by: Roger Kearney

 


JAMES KEARNEY

James Kearney was born four-one-half miles south of New Holland, Nov. 4th, 1810, and died Feb. 5th, 1888, aged 77 yrs 2 mos. 21 days. He was the eighth son of a family of eleven children. His father Thomas Kearney was Irish, born in Moneygall, Kings county, Ireland, April 15th, 1765, and his mother Sarah Baxley was of Dutch descent. They were married in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 11th, 1791. From there he removed to Tenn., and thence to Ohio, locating in the northwestern part of Ross County. Longevity was a characteristic of the Kearneys and James was no exception to the general rule. He was married March 15th, 1851, to Miss Eleanor B. Hays. The fruits of this union were eight children, five boys and three girls, six of whom survive him. In the autumn of 1886 weakened by age and excessive labor he fell and for fifteen months was a great sufferer but he bore his affliction with greatest patience and resignation. During the last months of his life, he waited patiently for the time when the Master should call him hence. On Sunday the 5th of this month, the summons came and quietly without a tremor, and with an expression of heavenly peace, the soul took its flight to the God who gave it. His funeral services were held at the Christian church, New Holland, conducted by the pastor of the M.E. church, assisted by E. B. Lewis. His remains were laid to rest in the beautiful New Holland cemetery. He leaves a wife, four children, and many friends who mourn his departure. He was a man much respected by all. God bless the bereaved ones. R.W.
[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

 


ROBERT KEARNEY

Robert H. Kearney, 65, of North Second Street, Frankfort, will have a memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at Frankfort United Presbyterian Church following cremation. The Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kearney was born on May 7, 1915 in Chillicothe, the son of Abraham Kearney and Mattie Henness. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Diane Pennock, and two granddaughters, Phoebe and Zoe, all of Columbus. Mr. Kearney was a pianist known locally and nationally. He appeared over much of the United States. He was a former member of the Tommy Dorsey Band and also played for Duke Ellington. Mr. Kearney also accompanied for Lena Horne, Martha Raye and Sammy Davis, Jr. In the late 1940s he had his own radio show in Miami Beach, Fla., called Dancing Keyboard". At the beginning of Mr. Kearney's career, Dean Martin was a vocalist in his band, at Palm Garden, Columbus. Mr. Kearney was an organist at the Fox Farm for several years. Friends may make contributions to the music fund of the Frankfort United Presbyterian Church.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH; 27 Nov 1980

Contributed by: Roger Kearney

 


LEONA KEATON

Leona Keaton, 84, of Bainbridge, went to be with the Lord 12:25 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2000. She was born September 13, 1915, in Greenup, Ky., the daughter of John and Addie Webb Blanton. She married Sturgill Keaton on November 30, 1930, who died August 30, 1990. Surviving are six children, Howard Keaton, Bainbridge, Kenneth (Sylvia) Keaton, South Carolina, Paul (Sandy) Keaton, Illinois, Frances (Tom) George, Hillsboro, Helen (Joe) Smart, Greenfield, and Carolyn (Ed) Walls, Bainbridge; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, three brothers, and one sister. Mrs. Keaton was a member of Pine Top Church. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19 2000, at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge, with Rev. Lewis Viar officiating. Burial will be in Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 18 Jan 2000

 


FRANK KENDRICK

Frank T. Kendrick, the son of John and Mary Kendrick, was born in Ross Co, Ohio, January 11, 1846, and departed this life March 8, 1922, at the home of his son, Joseph F. Kendrick, 197 South Belle Street, Columbus, Ohio, after an illness of a few days, aged 77 years, one month and 26 days. Mr. Kendrick was a farmer and followed that occupation all his life, until his age prevented his following the same. He was twice married, his first wife being Barbara Albright, and after her death, he married Martha J. Jones, who preceded him in death. To these marriage relations were born 13 children. The surviving are: H.F. Kendrick, 1523 Hayden Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio; W.H. Kendrick of Sunbury, Ohio; S. J. Kendrick of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; G.F. Kendrick, 26 North May Avenue, Columbus, Ohio; J.B. Kendrick, of Galena, Ohio; G.C. Kendrick, of Chillicothe, Ohio; J.F. Kendrick, 197 South Belle Street; Ernest A. Kendrick, Whitethorne Avenue, Howard Kendrick, Merrimac Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. He is also survived by two stepchildren: Mrs. Mary Harrington of Yellowbud, Ohio, and Charles Ladd, of Kinderhook, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. John McCollister, of Westerville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services Friday foremoon at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Mr. Carroll, officiating. Burial in Hebron Cemetery.

Circleville Union-Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


FRANK KENDRICK

Death of an Aged Colored Citizen - Mr. Aaron Kennedy, an aged colored citizen died on Friday last the funeral taking place from his late home on North High Street on Sunday.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 01 May 1891

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


NELLIE KENNEDY

Nellie Maranda Hoffman Kennedy, 83, of 2902 S. West Armburst Rd., Washington C.H., died Tuesday at 12 p.m. at her residence following a four month illness. Born August 7, 1899, in Ross County, she was the daughter of Nathan Dawson Hoffman and Minnie Bell Taylor Hoffman. The wife of Jahile Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy's husband preceded her in death on March 18, 1963. A member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the American Legion Auxiliary, Paul Hughey Unit No. 25, Washington C.H.; the Immanuel Baptist Church, Washington C.H.; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 108, Chillicothe; Fayette County Auxiliary of WWI No. 2291, and former deputy registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Ross County. Mrs. Kennedy was a 1916 graduate of Buckskin High School and a 1955 graduate of Wilmington College. She taught school for 49 years in the Wilson, Black, Lyndon, Waugh, South Scioto at Massieville and Buckskin Schools. She retired in 1966. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Elwood (Margaret) Cokonougher of S. West Armburst Rd., Washington C.H.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Murray's Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Daily Times, Greenfield, Highland County OH; 29 Sep 1982

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


JOSEPH KEPLER

Joseph Kepler, respected farmer living near Bainbridge, died Saturday afternoon at his home, two miles south of Bainbridge, following a seven-day illness. Mr. Kepler was born at Hamilton, Ohio, but had spent the greater part of his life on the farm where he died. He was born Dec. 25, 1832. He is survived by his widow and six children, Leslie Kepler and Cora Smart, of Bainbridge; Mary Penwell, Emmet Kepler and Nancy Jackson, of New Carlisle; and Jacob Kepler, of Bloomingburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., at the residence, with burial at Bainbridge cemetery, Rev. Glen Mills.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 11 Mar 1929

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


IRIS KEPLINGER

Mrs. Iris Mae Storts Keplinger, 56, 358 South st., died Thursday at 4 p.m. in Chillicothe Hospital. Born June 16, 1913 in South Salem, she was a daughter of Ira and Myrtle Cokonougher Storts. On June 3, 1933, she married Virgil Keplinger, who survives. Mrs. Keplinger operated a Certified Public Accountant office at her home, and was also an insurance agent. She organized the Camp Fire Girls here in 1962, and was very active in the organization. She graduated from Zanesville High school in 1930, and was a graduate of Zanesville Business School. She was a member of First Presbyterian church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles Wayne Keplinger, of Cincinnati; two daughters, Iris Marie and Tonita Jan Keplinger, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Donald Leach, of Leesburg; two brothers, Ray Storts, of Lyndon, and Ralph Storts, of Zanesville; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Virgil Dean Keplinger, who died Feb. 12, 1968, a sister and four brothers. Last rites will be read Monday at 2 p.m. in the Murray funeral home with Rev. Clair S. Emerick officiating. Interment will be made in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends will be received at Murray's after 11 a.m., Sunday. [NB: The parents of Iris's mother, (Provy) Myrtle (Cokonougher) Storts, were Zachariah Cokonougher and Mary Elizabeth (Wisecup) (Cokonougher) Cox. The parents of Zachariah Cokonougher were Adtson Cokonougher and Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Cokonougher. The parents of Mary Cox were Joseph Wisecup and Phoebe (Frost) Wisecup.]

Greenfield Daily Times, Greenfield OH; May 1970

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher


JOHN T. KERRISON

John T. Kerrison, age 55, of Hillsboro, died Friday, September 29, 2006 at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He was born April 13, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Richard T. and Nancy E. Borland Kerrison.

He attended the Faith Community Church in Hillsboro. Mr. Kerrison served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1974, attaining the rank of Sergeant; and had worked in the Security Department at U.S.E.C. Power in Piketon for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, JoAnna and P.J. McGaughey of Piketon; three grandchildren, Andrea L., Paul M. and Clarke A. McGaughey; one brother James A. Kerrison of Delaware; one sister and brother-in-law, Diana L. and Jeff Bell of Columbus; and two nieces, Jennifer and Katey Bell both of Columbus. In addition to his parents he is preceded by an infant brother.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at Faith Community Church, 8343 SR 73 N., Hillsboro. Pastor Chuck Tabor will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Chillicothe. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Faith Community Church. The Turner & Son Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is serving the family. For more information and to sign our on-line register please visit http://www.turnerfuneralhomes.com/

Chillicothe Gazette, October 1, 2006

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley


CRAIG KINNEY

Craig L. Kinney, 50, Chillicothe, died 12:22 p.m. Thursday afternoon, following a brief illness. Arrangements are being completed at Haller Funeral Home.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 09 Jun 2000

Craig Leon Kinney, 50, Chillicothe, died 12:22 p.m. Thursday, 08 Jun 2000 at Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born 16 Jul 1949 in Ross County to Harold I. and Mabel Y. Cousins Kinney, who survive and reside at Chillicothe. Also surviving are three brothers, Harold "Pete" Kinney Jr, Robbie Dale Kinney and Michael Rene Kinney, all of Chillicothe; three sisters, Talissa Anne Kinney, Chillicothe, Melba Jean Harewood, Hillsboro, and Carol Dianne Kinney, Chillicothe; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Mr. Kinney was a United States Air Force Veteran, worked as a corrections officer at CCI, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served on the usher board. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 13 Jun 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Haller Funeral Home with Reverend Jonathan McReynolds officiating. Military graveside services conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad will follow in Greeenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Haller's.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH - 10 Jun 2000

 


ERSKINE KIGHT

Pat [Erskine] Kight, 82, of Springfield, died unexpectedly at 3:35 a.m. Friday, December 2, 1988, in Community Hospital. He was born in Jackson, Ohio, September 27, 1906, the son of John and Bertha (Martin) Kight. He was a member of the Church of God in Richmondale, Ohio. He was a 27 year employee of Crowell-Collier Company and a retired employee of the Philadelphia Enquirer. He is survived by his wife, Nora (Hutton) Kight, whom he married June 23, 1928; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Delores) Rogers of Springfield, Mrs. Thomas (Patty) Rentz of Centerville, Ohio, and Mrs. John (Elaine) Longshaw of Vincentown, New Jersey; two brothers, John Kight of Detroit, Michigan, and Damon Kight of Springfield; one sister, Ruth Hammond of Chillicothe; six grandchildren, Vickie Gordon, Mark Rogers, David Rogers, Pat Beekman, Michele Beekman, Jon Longshaw; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Beekman and Kristen Gordon; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Springfield News-Sun, Springfield, Clark Co OH; 02 Dec 1988

Contributed by: Letha Litzinger

[NB: Pat Kight's real name was Erskine Kight. He was my mother's step-brother. My grandmother (Emma McLaughlin Wickline) married John Kight after Jim Wickline died of Spanish flu.]

Added by: Dean Hickman

 


HAROLD KIGHT

Harold Buzzy Kight, age 65, of Ray, Ohio, went to be with the Lord at 1:56 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1935, in Ray, Ohio, to the late John H. and Dallas M. Clark Kight. On May 4, 1957, he married the former Janice Graves, who survives. Mr. Kight was a retired employee of the Mead Corporation with 41 years of service and attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Mack Barbee of Ray and Angela and Larry Hatfield; brother, Homer Kight, of Cincinnati; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Paul Picklesimer, of Chillicothe; and many nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by twin sister, Helen Cartee and sister Mary Ray. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Ragland officiating. There will no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Adena Hospice Systems, 111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. [NB: His father, John Hiram Kight, was son of James H. Kight.]

Times-Journal -- Jackson OH; 21 Nov 2001

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


HATTIE KITCHEN

Mrs. Hattie Mettler Kitchen died Thursday at her home in Adelphia. She had been ill two weeks. She was born in Hocking County on September 23, 1874, the daughter of Andrew and Jane Mettler. A member of the Pythian sisters of Adelphia Temple No 563, she is survived by three sons, Nolan, Chillicothe; Barton, Adelphia; and Ray Kitchen of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Valentine, Mrs. Margie Cain, both of Columbus; and a brother, Tom Mettler of Laurelville. Arrangements by Hill Funeral Home of Kingston. Funeral in the home in Adelphia on Sunday. Burial in Green Summitt Cemetery by L. E. Hill Funeral Home.

Circleville Herald - Circleville, Pickaway County OH; 07 Nov 1957

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


LAURA KNECHT

Service for Mrs. Laura L. Knecht, 456 Charles St., was held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fawcett-Oliver Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery. Pallbearers were Keith Robertson, Nick Robertson, Charles Rowland, James Fout, Lewis Knecht, and Gary Knecht. Organist was Mrs. James Waulk, Jr, and soloist was Mrs. Evelyn Ost.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 28 Aug 1964

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


PLEASENT KNEISLEY

Pleasent Harrison Kneisley, 80, of 181 Beachtree Road, Columbus, formerly of Greenfield, died at 9:30 p. m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital, Columbus, after an illness of two months. His funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, with the Rev. Roger Tillis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. He was born Dec. 28, 1896, in Madison County, to George and Lillie Gillenwaters Kneisley. Surviving are a brother, Walter, Hamilton; and a sister, Mrs. Roy (Louise) Weller, Columbus.

ChillicotheGazette, Chillicothe OH; 16 May 1977

Contributed by: Patty Yoder

 


MABEL KORST

Mabel Elsie, the only child of Mr. annd Mrs. Charles Mosher passed away at the City Hospital Friday evening at 9:15 o'clock. as the result of an operation preformed a (unknown) ago. With the news of her death, a sorrow has come into the hearts of many Chillicotheans. who have known her since her babyhood, and have always loved her for her happy dispsition, which was reflected by her radiant smile and cheery laughter; for her genuine sincerity femine womanliness. The memory of her life will ever be cherished by those who knew her as one of the best experiences of their lives. Born January 17, 1884, Mabel has passed her entire life in this city, with the exception of a few years. After she had completed the High School course, she went to (unknown) Park Seminary, where she specialized in language and music. Since then, she has always kept up an interest in music, for whch she had a gifted talent, and has always given her Heaven-sent gift for the (unknown) of others in her home and (unknown) where she was ever ready and willing to serve others with the best that was in her. June 20, 1914, she was married to William Korst, who was then stationed at Manila with the regular Army. The good wishes of their many friends for their future were happily realizd, for their home has been the center of their love and devotion. Two sons, Ira, now aged 13, and Charles, aged 8, completed the family circle, now broken. They, with their father, who is now confined to the hopital, are bereft of a devoted mother and wife. To them the consolation of sympathetic hearts is extended. No definite arrangements have been made for the funeral, but will probably be held on Monday.

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

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


MARIE KOURT

Marie Bennett Kourt, 75, a former Chillicothe resident, now of Columbus, died Thursday at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. The funeral will be at 10 am today (Saturday) at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Columbus. The O'Shaugnessy Funeral Home, Columbus, is in charge of the arrangements. Surviving are a son, Edward Kourt, Texas; a daughter, Mary Joan Cosme, New Jersey; a brother, Potter Bennett, of Columbus; three sisters, Josephine Doddroe, Columbus, Rosemary Delong, Columbus, and Eileen Entler, Buckeye Lake; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ross County OH - Nov 1980

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CHRISTOPHER KUHN

Christopher Eugene Kuhn, 48, of Chillicothe, died Monday morning, 16 Apr 2001, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born 28 Jun 1952 in Ross County. Surviving are his mother, Luvada Detty Kuhn White and stepfather, Richard White, of Chillicothe. He was married 08 Mar 2000 to Connie Downing Jones, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Thorsen Kuhn, Oregon City OR; stepson, Eric Jones, Chillicothe, sister and brother-in-law Susan and Michael Thompson, Terre Haute IN; nephew Sergeant Dwayne and Lisa Thompson, Clarksville TN; niece Carla Jean Chrisman and husband Matthew, and two great-nephews, all of Terre Haute IN; and a host of friends and other relatives. He was predeceased by his father, James. E. Kuhn. Chris has been a construction worker and was a member of the Londonderry Friends Church, and the Franklin County Conservatory. Funeral sservice will be held 3 PM Thursday in the Ware Funeral Home with Reverend James A. Groves officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 5-7 PM Wednesday.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 17 Apr 2001

 


LEONARD LaFOLLETTE

Leonard A. LaFollette, 82, Buchtel, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Chillicothe VA Medical Center. Born June 2, 1916, Buchtel, he was the son of the late Clarence and Verda McKinney LaFollette. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Conner Cemetery, Buchtel. No calling hours will be observed. Special graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit. Arrangements are by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home.

Logan Daily News, Logan, Hocking County OH; 09 Nov 1998

 


GEORGE LATHOUSE

George T. Lathouse, aged 88 years, died at the home of his son, W. H. Lathouse, in Circleville Monday forenoon, March 2l, 1921, of old age infirmities. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Valentine, who preceded him in death March 25, 1904. The union was blessed with a family of four [sic] children; William H. Lathouse of Circleville; George C. Lathouse of Warren, Trumbull County; and Mrs. Mary E. Leasure of Kingston. Mr. Lathouse was a former resident of East Ringgold until six months ago when he moved to the home of his son in Circleville. The funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev E. D. Paulin and Rev. A. B. Cox will officiate. Interment in Forest cemetery.

Pickaway County News, Circleville OH; 24 Mar 1921

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


FRANCIS LAWSON

Francis Alverado Lawson, the son of John and Margaret Everett Lawson, was born in Pike County, July 2, 1884, and departed this life January 2, 1958, at the age of seventy-three years and six months. He was united in marriage to Florence Ivy Gleason on September 4, 1911. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Glenna Litterst of Frankfort and Mrs. Georgia Jackson of Piketon, Route 2; and three sons, Walter of Mansfield, Harold of Chillicothe, Route 7, and James at home, all of whom survive. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Allie Wyatt of Indianapolis; a brother, Tom of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren. His father and mother, a brother, Jim, and a half-sister, Zalia Nellis Bayse, preceded him in death. Frank, as he was known by his many friends and relatives, was a loving husband, a kind father, and a good neighbor. Frank has gone from our midst but those of us who knew him well will always remember his jovial spirit and good nature. He loved people and always was happiest when surrounded by a group of his friends.

Another obit:

Frank Lawson, 73, well-known Piketon, Route 2 resident, died at 12:20 P.M. Thursday, January 2 [1958], at his residence. He had been in failing health for four years. Born in Pike County on July 2, 1884, he was the son of John and Margaret Everetts Lawson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Gleason Lawson, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Glenna Litterst of Frankfort and Mrs. Georgia Jackson of Piketon, Route 1; three sons, Walter Lawson of Mansfield, Harold Lawson of Chillicothe, Route 7, and James Lawson at home; and a sister, Mrs. Allie Wyatt of Indianapolis, Indiana. Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Sunday, January 5 at the Howe Company Funeral Home in Piketon with the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Ernest Grooms officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Waverly. Friends called at the funeral home after 7 P.M. Friday until time for the last rites.

 

Contributed by: Vicki Swepston

 


FLORENCE LAWSON

Mrs. Florence Lawson, 75, of Route 2, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in Pike County Hospital after an extended illness. Born Aug. 2, 1891, in Pike County, she was the daughter of James F. and Sarah Ellen Swiger Gleason. In 1912, she was married to Frank A. Lawson, who died Jan. 2, 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenora Litterst of Frankfort and Mrs. Georgia Jackson of Route 2; three sons, Walter of Mansfield, Harold of Waverly Route 2, and James of Route 2; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Francis Silcott of Waverly, Rte. 2. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Howe Co. Funeral Home here. The Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Ernest Grooms will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Waverly. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

15 Oct 1966

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 


SEYMOUR LAYTON

Seymour M. Layton, died at his home near Yellowbud recently. He had been ill two years of tuberculosis. The deceased was born at Grange Hall, Pickaway Co., Nov. 1, 1869, and was the son of William and Eleanor M. Tootle Layton. He married Miss Bessie Wilson in Chillicothe, October 17, 1903. Mrs. Layton and three children, Marjorie E., Thelma M., and Donald S., survive. The funeral services were held at Spring Bank, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. E. D. Paulin officiating.

Circleville Herald - Circleville, Ross Co OH - 15 Sep 1921

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


MARIETTA LEACH

Mrs. Marietta Leach. 86, formerly of 724 E. Second St., died at 11 a.m.Friday in Otterbein Home, Lebanon. She had been ill one week. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. She was born Sept 12, 1884 in Pike County to Alfred and Mary Jane Ridgeway Moats. On April 30, 1903 she married Omer Leach who died in 1940. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxillary of Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen, Valentine Lodge 143. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Everett (Ruth) Easterday of 211 Columbia St., Mrs. Carl (Cora) Knab of 426 Mill St., Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Straughan of Silver Springs, MD, Mrs Wilford (Mildred) Dietz of Adelphia, MD, and Mrs. Roger (Pauline) Frye of Pinehurst, NC, one son, the Rev. Clarence Leach of Philo, 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Margaret) Drummond of Waverly, Mrs. Lucille Jaquess of Silver Springs, MD, and Mrs. Minnie Maughmer of Washington Court House. She was preceded in death by one daughter, one grandson, one sister, and four brothers.

 

Contributed by: Artell Brown

 


OPAL LEACH

Opal Ann Leach, 83, of Pinehurst, N.C., formerly of Circleville and Chillicothe, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 26, 2001. Born November 22, 1917 to John and Mazel Morgan of Atlanta, Oh. Married August 10, 1938 to Rev. Clarence O. Leach who preceded her in death in 1980. Survived by daughter, Luana Frank, Pinehurst, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul O. and Beth Leach, Southern Pines, N.C.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Perkins, Pickerington; brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Naomi Morgan, Jackson; nieces, nephews and special friends. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2001 in the First United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, with Rev. Dana Hakes and Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe. Family will receive friends at the Fawcett Palmer Funeral Home, Chillicothe, 4-7 p.m. on Sunday and at church 1 hour prior to service on Monday.

Columbus Dispatch -- Columbus, Franklin County OH; 28 Sep 2001

Opal Ann Leach, 83, of Pinehurst, N.C., formally of Circleville and Chillicothe, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001. She was born Nov. 22, 1917, to John and Mazel Morgan of Atlanta, Ohio. On Aug. 10, 1938, she married the Rev. Clarence O. Leach, who preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Luana Frank, Pinehurst, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul O. and Beth Leach, Southern Pines, N.C.; five grandchildren, David and wife, Patty Frank, Williamsport; Brian and wife, Jamie Frank, Kingston; Mark and wife, Rebecca Leach and Denise and husband, Ross Hatfield, all of Chillicothe, and Capt. Matthew and wife, Lisa Leach, Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah and Joey Frank, Sarah and Ryan Koch, Christina Leach, Aimee Hatfield and Kelsey and Kaitlyn Leach; a sister, Faye Perkins, Pickerington; a brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Naomi Morgan, Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. Her parents, a brother, Coyt Morgan, and a sister, Marjorie Freeman, preceded her in death. Opal was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Circleville, the Pinehurst NC United Methodist Church and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chillicothe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dana Hakes and the Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home, 77 East Fifth Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and the church one hour prior to the services on Monday.

Circleville Herald -- Circleville, Pickaway County OH

Contributed by: Dean Hickman

 


THOMAS LEACH

Thomas J. Leach, 80, of Sulphur Lick Road, died 3:10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, in the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born May 11, 1921, in Ross County, to the late Thomas J. and Nora Lewis Leach. He was married Nov. 9, 1946, to Marjorie L. Cottrill, who survives, along with son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Joanne Leach, with whom they live, and daughter and son-in-law Sally and Gerald Rinehart, of Greenfield, Ohio; step-daughter and step son-in-law, Nancy and Robert Shultz, of Chillicothe; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Nora Alice Ott, of Chillicothe, sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Tom Boggs, of Sun City, Az.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Thomas, a retired truck driver, served in the Army during WWII. He was a life member of VFW Post 108, Amvets Post 4, and American Legion Post 62. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, in the Ware Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, where gravesite rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends may call at Ware's from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Chillicothe Gazette -- Chillicothe OH; 14 Oct 2001

Contributed by: Dean Hickman and Emma Moore

 


GLENN LEASURE

Glenn Leasure, 67, of Chillicothe, was reunited on Aug. 27, 2002, with his lord and loved ones before him. He was born Feb. 25, 1935, to Wesley and Thelma Thomas Leasure. On Oct. 8, 1964, he married Alice I. Cottrell, who survives. Also surviving are son, Glenn "Hoss" (Denise) Leasure Jr., daughters, Tina (Jake) Rooker, Mary (Ron) Newland, Angela (John) Houser, Loretta (Audie) Schuyler, and Flora (Brian) Johnson; brothers, Earl (Ann), Larry (Phyllis), Wendell (Janet), Danny, Bart (Pat), and John (Sharon); sisters, Rose (Carl) Conrad, Dorothy Reynolds, Iola (Ernest) Bevins, Agnes (Tom) Knell, Joann Christman, Kay (Walt) Murphy; 22 grandchildren, Jacob and Joseph Rooker, Chrissy Carter, Dustin, Gina and Melanie Detillion, Joseph and Steven Hall, Dakota, A.J., Chris and Tyler Houser, Colt, Cody, Ciera, Caleb and Chad Leasure, Chris, Heather and Sydney Schuyler, Brian and Jeremia Johnson; one great grandchild, Kyerstin Detillion. Funeral services will be Frida 10:30 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston with Rev. Leasure officiating. Burial in the Jones Cemetery. Friends may call at Hill's Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Chillicothe, Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 29 Aug 2002

Contributed by: Loretta Leasure Schuyler

 


WILLIAM LECHNER

William A. Lechner, 79, of Chillicothe, died 4: 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in the Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus. He was born March 1, 1921 in Chillicothe, to the late Albert F. and Nellie F. Thomas Lechner. Surviving are a sister, Dorothy E. Lechner, Chillicothe, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Eugene and Robert Lechner and sisters Helen Irwin, Betty Lindsay and Patricia Elliott. Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and had retired from Chilpacc, where he had worked for 24 years. He was a member of U.P.I.U. Local 988. Private graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family .under the direction of the Ware funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

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

 


ALBERT LEE

Mr. Albert Frank Lee, ex-game warden of Ross County, died at 1:30 am at his home on Route 1, Frankfort, after a four daysՠillness. Mr. Lee was born in Ross county on June 4, 1878, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee. Surviving are: the widow, Mrs. Lilly Lee; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Cox; one stepson, Mr. Joseph Harmon; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Cheeseman and Mrs. Julia Smith; three brothers, Mr. James Lee, Mr. John Lee and Mr. Herman Lee. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Fisher Funeral home in Frankfort with the Rev. R.R. Weed officiating; Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe OH; 23 Aug 1937

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CHARLES LEE

Charles Raymond Lee, 67, of 7885 Denver Road, Waverly, died 3:58 p.m. Oct. 12 at his residence. He was a retired employee of the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hospital. He was born June 30, 1920, in Ross County to John I. and Ola M. White Lee. He was married Jan. 27, 1948 to Lera Ruth Phillips, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Aletha Lee, Columbus and Mrs. Donald (Shelia) Reddick, Circleville; four grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs James (Iva) Patterson, Chillicothe, Mrs. Elmer (Opal) Williams, Tucson, Ariz., Mrs.Edna Cochenour, Chillicothe, Mrs. Melvin (Evelyn) Dawson, Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Foster and Emmitt; and a sister Pearl. Mr. Lee was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 757 of Chillicothe. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. James Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 757. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Contributed by: Artell Brown

 


HOWARD LEETH

Howard D. Leeth, 77, of Frankfort, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Fayette Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1921, in Pike County, he was the son of Harry Leeth and Elsie Ann (Herman) Leeth. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Roger and Michele Leeth and Randall Leeth, both of Frankfort; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Alice and Jim Wilson of Washington C.H., Judy and Stephen Burgess of Washington, Mo., and Virginia Braden of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Gwen Anna Brady, Joseph Johnathon-Ray Glover, Jason Anthony Wingo, Sarah Jane Burgess, Christopher Randall Leeth, Debbie Miller and Laury Lucas; and three great-grandchildren, Anna Beth Brady, Victoria Miller and Zachary Lucas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Leeth, on Nov. 4, 1997; and two brothers, Ernest and Raymond Dean. A member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, he retired from Armco Steel after 28 years. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, with Donald Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Box 849, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


JOHNIE LEMASTER

Johnie Lemaster, 73, of Frankfort, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Edgewood Manor, Greenfield, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 27, 1924, in Louisa, Ky., he was the son of the late Elliott and Mary Ellen (Johnson) Lemaster. He worked as a steeplejack. An U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served under General Patton in battles at Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland. For his service, he received many decorations and citations. He attended Frankfort High School until joining the Army. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by daughters, Linda K. Heleriggle of East Liberty and Connie McCoy of Chillicothe; five grandchildren; sister, Maudie Brown of Frankfort; brother, Merdia and Loretta Lemaster of Frankfort; special friend, Gayle L. Longlott of Richmondale; special sister-in-law, Emmie Lemaster; and numerous neices and nephews including two special nephews, Franks and his wife, Diana, and David and Lisa Lemaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie; six brothers, Noah, Luther, Spence, Roscoe, Isaac and Leslie; and three sisters, Martha Keaton, Lulie Wheeler and Myrtle Chapman. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Fisher- Andreson- Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort. Rev. Russell Rowland will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, where military services will be accorded by Frankfort American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

 

Contributed by: Monna Davis

 


LESLIE LEMASTER
Leslie "Granny" Lemaster, 68, of 3199 Second St., Roxabell, died 5:55 p.m., May 11 in University Hospital, Columbus. He was born Nov 26, 1918, in Morgan Co., Ky. to Elliott and Mary Ellen Johnson Lemaster. On Nov. 4, 1947, he married the former Ollie Mae Allen who died Sept. 28, 1979. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Colburn, Waverly, Betty Howard and Virginia Penrod, both of Frankfort; three sons, Bill Lemaster and George Lemaster, both of Sterling, Va., and Lester Lemaster, LaGrange, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; a sister, Maudie Brown, Frankfort; three brothers, Merdia Lemaster, Chillicothe, Johnie Lemaster, Richmond Dale, and Luther Lemaster, Jamestown. He was predeceased by three sisters, three brothers and a grandson. Mr. Lemaster was a retired carpenter. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Frankfort. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Chillicothe Gazette, Tuesday, May 12, 1987, page 2B

Contributed by: Shirley LaFleur

 


MRS. ELLIOTT LEMASTER
Mrs. Mary Lemaster, 67, wife of Elliott Lemaster, Frankfort, Route 2 died at her home at 4:30 p.m. Friday. She had been ill several months. Born in Morgan County, Ky., Feb 8, 1881, she was the daughter of Spence and Amanda Keaton Johnson. Surviving in addition to the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Alonzo Keaton, Moon, Ky.; Mrs. Earl Chapman, Zanesville; Mrs. Roy Wheeler, Frankfort; Mrs. Mark Brown, Frankfort; seven sons, Luther, Isaac, and Leslie all of Frankfort; Ross and John, Columbus; Spence, Morgan County Ky.; and Merdie, in the Army. Two brothers also survive, Walter and William Johnson, Frankfort; one sister, Mrs. Lula Lemaster, Frankfort; and several grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the residence. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, under the direction of the Fisher funeral home. Friends may call at the residence any time.
Obituary for Mary Ellen (Johnson) Lemaster published in Chillicothe Gazette, Saturday, March 26, 1949.

Contributed by: Shirley LaFleur

 


OLLIE LEMASTER
Ollie Mae Lemaster, 49, Route 1, Frankfort, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Medical Center Hospital. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roxabel Church of Christ in Christian Union. Burial will follow in Frankfort Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Fisher's Funeral Home, Frankfort, after 4 p.m. Saturday. Born Dec 3, 1930, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of George and Susan Bailey Allen. Surviving are her husband, Leslie Lemaster, whom she married Nov. 4, 1947; three daughters, Mrs. Dale (Mary) Colburn, Route 2, Waverly, Mrs. David (Betty) Howard, Frankfort, and Virginia Penrod, Frankfort; three sons, Lester, LaGrange, Ind., Billy, Chillicothe, and George, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Russell, Columbus, Mrs. Ellen Davis, Stroh, Ind., and Mrs. Helen Allen, Algier, She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
Chillicothe Gazette, Friday, September 28, 1979

Contributed by: Shirley LaFleur

 


RUTH E. LEMASTER
The sun has set on the life of Ruth Eloise Lemaster, who departed this world for her Heavenly home Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 1999, in Adena Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Chillicothe, to Fred and Marjorie Stover Kennison. She is survived by her loving husband, John of Frankfort, whom she married July 2, 1988; stepdaughters, Patti and her husband, Kevin Vernier, Paula Lawrence and Pam Odel, all of Chillicothe; sisters, Ida Mae Harper, Maxine and her husband, Charles Haskins and Lorraine and her husband, Carl Arledge, all of Chillicothe; brothers, Fred and his wife, Rita Kennison, Columbia, Tenn. and Denver and his wife, Miriam Kennison, Waverly, and a number of step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Anne Garrison and Pat Seymour. Ruth was an employee of U.S. Shoe Corporation for 34 years and was a member of the Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ in Christian Union.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer funeral Home with Rev. Mark Clendaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday. Obituary for Ruth Eloise (Kennison) Lemaster published in Chillicothe Gazette Thursday, Jan 14, 1999

Contributed by: Shirley LaFleur

 


IDA LESHER

Mrs. Ida M. Lesher, 81, ill for the last two years, died at her home in Adelphi at 9 am Wednesday. She was born near Adelphi, Oct. 2, 1863, the daughter of the late Thomas and Susan Karshner Patterson. She is survived by her husband, Samuel H. Lesher, with whom she celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 31, 1939. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hoover of Columbus; a son, Herbert Lesher of Adelphi; three brothers, Samuel and Miley Patterson, of Hallsville and Addison of Columbus; four grandchildren, Carl E. Lesher of Akron, Marymae Feidel of Biloxi, Richard L. Hoover in service in Italy and Robert J. Hoover in service in India. Mrs. Lesher was a member of the Adelphi Methodist church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service of that church and the Order of Eastern Star, Evergreen chapter No. 169, Adelphi. Service will be conducted at the Adelphi Methodist Church, at 3 pm (EST) Friday, with the Rev. I. C. Wright officiating. Interment will be made in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi, under the direction of the L. E. Hill funeral home of Kingston. Friends may call at the residence after noon Thursday.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 25 Apr 1945

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


JAMES LEWIS

James Leonard Lewis, 73, of Blain Highway, Waverly, Ohio, died 3:45 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2004, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born on August 2, 1930, in Waverly, the son of the late Milford and Sadie (Rose) Lewis. On November 26, 1951, he married Betty Jean (Adams) Lewis, who survives. Also surviving are five sons, Anthony (Sharon) Lewis, of Waverly, James Lewis, of Waverly, Jerry Lewis and Darla Price, of Chillicothe, Danny (Debbie) Lewis, of Kingston, OH, and Michael (Michele) Lewis, of Waverly; five daughters, Marilyn Elliott, of Waverly, Carolyn (Larry) Ritchart, of Chillicothe, Janet (James) Grow, of Beaver, OH, Sharon (Roger) Mossbarger, of Waverly, and Rose Gallagher-Uhrig, of Chillicothe; 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Milford Lewis Jr. and William (Adda Lou) Lewis, both of Waverly, and six sisters, Avis Kennedy, of WV, Lucy (David) Haynes, of New Smyrna, FL, Mary (Harry) Coverdale, of Waverly, Lucille Stewart, of Kenton, OH, Ada (Darrell) Bell, of Waverly, and Shirley (Roger) Hackworth, of McDermott, OH. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Jean Lewis, one brother, Pete Lewis, and two great-grandchildren, Laurame and Christina. Mr. Lewis was a retired mason. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2004, at Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with Rev. Dennis Garman officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 07 Feb 2004

 


LYDIA LIGHTLE

Lydia Knight was born Feb. 14, 1804 and died Oct. 4, 1900, aged 96 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was born in Ross County Ohio and lived there until about twenty two years ago. When she came with her daughter to Hardin County Ohio. In 1832 she was united in marriage to Sampson Hampton. By this union there was one son who has lived in the west the most of his life. Mr. Hampton only lived a short time. In about 1835 she was united in marriage to George Lytle. By this union there were four sons and one daughter. All of whom are still living. The youngest son being now 48 years of age. In 1818 she was converted and joined the Methodist church. After her marriage to Mr. Lytle, they built a church on their farm. One of the first churches built in Ross County. Mrs. Lytle was a great worker in the church and lived a consistent Christian to the time of her death. About twenty two years ago, Mr. Lytle died. Since which date Mrs. Lytle has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Mills. Mrs. Lytle's mind was clear until the end.

From a hand-written letter

Contributed by: Lucy D. Briscoe Green

 


HAROLD LININGER

Harold Lininger, 42, died June 1, 1940 at White Cross Hospital. Born in New Holland, s/o the late John and Flora Posey Lininger. Surviving are a widow, Elise, and a daughter, Edna May. Burial in New Holland.

The Clarksburg Star - Clarksburg, OH - 07 Jun 1940

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


MARY LISTER

The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. (Stanhope) Lister will be held from her rooms in the Clinton Flats at ten o'clock Friday morning, Dr. D.D. Moore, of South Salem, officiating. The internment will be in Brown's Chapel Cemetery.

Daily Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH - 07 Mar 1907

Contributed by: Janette Nunez

 


Mrs. JOHN LITTER

Mrs. John Litter, Jr., died at 6 o'clock last Friday morning at her late home on South Mulberry Street, the cause of her death being consumption. Her age was 26 years. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon, Rev. Rudisill, pastor of Trinity M. E. Church, officiating. The remains were interned at Greenlawn.

Scioto Gazette - Chillicothe, OH; 01 May 1891

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay


L. A. LLOYD

Mrs. L. A. Lloyd, widow of former resident Dr. J. Q. Lloyd, died in St. Petersburg Fla. Friday morning.  Service will be held there MondayDr. Lloyd was the brother of Mrs. Carl Brehmer, Mrs. C. W. Kelly and Harry U. Lloyd, all of Chillicothe.

Chillicothe Gazette, May 1, 1954

Contributed by:  Marcia Dudley

 


GEORGE LOTT

George E. Lott, age 46, born in Ross County 30 Aug 1903, the son of William and Katherine Yokum Lott.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe OH - 19 Dec 1949

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


GOLDIE LOWE

Mrs. Goldie M. Lowe, 80, Vine Street, died at 3:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 1988, in Medical Center Hospital following an extended ilness. She was born Nov. 20, 1907, in Wetzel County WV, to Charles and Sarah Lemasters Lancaster, On Aug. 29, 1924, she married Jerry Lowe, who died Dec. 28, 1960. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. John (Bonnie) Nelson; Columbus, and Mrs. Lloyd (Mamie) Caldwell, Chillicothe; a son, Clarence Lowe, Chillicothe; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mabel Bobo, Chillicothe. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Shirley Ann; three sons, James, William and Douglas Lowe; two sisters, Martha Hunt and Mamie Sheets; three brothers, Harold, William and Herbert Lancaster; and three grandchildren. Funeral Service will be 1:00 p. m. Tuesday in the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Norman officiaating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Ware's 6-8 p.m. today.

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH

Contributed by: Deborah Butcher

 


MARK LOWE

Mark A. Lowe, 32, of Sycamore Street, died early Friday afternoon as a result of an automobile accident on Blacksmith Hill Road. He was born August 25, 1965, in Chillicothe, to Clarence and Diana Diebert Lowe, who survive and live in Chillicothe. He was married August 2, 1985, to Angie M. Wolford, who survives, along with children, Jamie, Adam, and Brittany Lowe, all at home; sister and brother-in-law Linda and Danny Patterson, of Frankfort; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Cheryl Lowe of Chillicothe; maternal grandparents, Katherine Edwards of Circleville, and Robert and his wife, Maggie Diebert, of Toledo; mother-in-law, Irene Wolford; father-in-law, Edgar and his wife, Mary Wolford, all of Chillicothe; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark had been employed at Frisch's Family Restaurant. Funeral services will be held 1 p. m. Tuesday in the Ware Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Clendaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 6-8 p. m. Monday (today).

Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe, OH

Contributed by: Deborah Butcher

 


ALICE LOWRY

Alice K. Lowry, 69, of Liberty Hill Road, died 12:25 pm Wednesday, October 16, 1996, in the Adena Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born December 7, 1926, in Henry County, Ky., to Andy Thomas and Rosa Hicks West. She was married December 20, 1945, to Sigle Lowry Jr., who died December 27, 1994. Surviving are daughter, Carolyn Barnes, from Columbus; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Dennewitz, with whom she lived; sons, Andy A. and Lewis G. Lowry; son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Ruth Lowry, all of Chillicothe; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Elihu West, of Lancaster, Ky.; brothers and sisers-in-law, Thomas and Ruth West, of Utica, Mich. and Robert and Pat West, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preedeceased by a sister and four brothers. Funeral services will be held 1:30 pm Saturday in the Ware Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at 6-8 pm at Ware's Friday.

 

Contributed by: Carla Mascara

 


CLARENCE LUMP

Clarence D. (Shorty) Lump, 57, an auto mechanic and welder of Rt. 3, Waverly, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 [1967] in Pike County Hospital after an illness of two days. A native of Ross County, he was born Oct. 11, 1909, a son of George and Lula (Bland) Lump. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. On Feb. 7, 1934, he married the former Hazel Cuckler, who survives at home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donna Brown, Rt. 1, Waverly, and Mrs. Linda Adams, of Rt. 3 Waverly; three grandsons and one granddaughter; three brothers, Harold Lump of Rt. 5, Chillicothe, Elmer Lump of 606 E. Main St., Chillicothe, and Ray Lump of Anaheim, Calif.; and four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Shay of Rt. 5, Chillicothe, Mrs. Goldie Moody and Mrs. Opal Gire, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Thelma Stulley of Rt. 3, Waverly. Mr. Lump was a member of the Alma Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the A. H. Boyer Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after l2 o'clock noon Thursday.

Waverly News, Waverly OH; 19 Apr 1967

Contributed by: Betty Gildow

 


MARVENE LYKINS

Marvene Lykins, 71, Circleville, died Jan 6, 1992, at Berger Hospital. Born Dec. 26, 1920, in Pickaway County, she was the daughter of Russell and Zella Estell Newhouse. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jud Dresbach; her parents; and one brother, Burnell Newhouse. She is survived by her husband, Farrell Lykins, and one nephew, Dwight Newhouse of Columbus. She was a registered nurse at Ross County Medical Center for 14 years. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Burial will be at Forest Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Circleville Herald, Circleville, Pickaway County OH

Contributed by: Sandy Holladay

 


LYDIA LYTLE

Lydia Knight Lytle was born Feb. 14, 1804 and died Oct. 4, 1900, aged 96 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was born in Ross County Ohio and lived there until about twenty two years ago, when she came with her daughter to Hardin County Ohio. In 1832 she was united in marriage to Sampson Hampton. By this union there was one son who has lived in the west the most of his life. Mr. Hampton only lived a short time. In about 1835 she was united in marriage to George Lytle. By this union there were four sons and one daughter, all of whom are still living, the youngest son being now 48 years of age. In 1818 she was converted and joined the Methodist church. After her marriage to Mr. Lytle, they built a church on their farm, one of the first churches built in Ross County. Mrs. Lytle was a great worker in the church and lived a consistent Christian to the time of her death. About twenty two years ago, Mr. Lytle died; since which date Mrs. Lytle has lived with her daughter.

 

Contributed by: Lucy Briscoe Green