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Monroe County Obituaries




Ballou, Merle R. Ballou

Source: The Courier-Journal, (Louisville, Kentucky); Monday, December 25, 1978

BALLOU, Mr. Merle R.

Passed away Sat., Dec. 23, 1978, at 2 a.m., in his 51st year.  Residence 1600 Clarice Way.  Devoted husband of Mrs. Norma (nee Wiser) Ballou; beloved father of Mrs. Kathleen G. Hatfield, Mrs. Cheryl L. Bibelhauser and Miss Debora A. Ballou; son of Mr. Don Ballou; brother of Mrs. Phyllis Dilgard; also survived by 3 grandchildren.  Remains resting at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hgwy.  Funeral services Tues. at 11 a.m. at the Owen Chapel.  Entombment in Louisville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Visitation from 2-7 p.m. Sun. and Mon.


Barcus, Oleta G. Barcus, nee Smith

Source:  Licking County, Ohio, newspaper; Tuesday, 29 Aug 1978

Mrs. Oleta G. Barcus

        Services for Mrs. Oleta G. Barcus, 75, of 1016 Idlewilde Ave., will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Criss Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul A. Pyles officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.      

        Mrs. Barcus died Monday morning in her home.  She was born May 6, 1913 in Monroe County, Ohio to the late Maywood and Unice Smith.

        She was a resident of Licking County for 50 years, formerly of Caldwell, Ohio.

        Her husband, Clarence Barcus, died in 1974.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Mary) Lawrence; three sons; William W. and Leon O. Givens, both of Newark and Arlie Sinift of Versailles, Calif.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Woods of Newark; three stepsons:  Arthur E. Barcus of Hebron, William W. Barcus of Orangeburg, S.C. and Thomas E. Barcus, USAF, of Madrid, Spain; 28 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  She is the last of her immediate family.

        Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Bates, Lawrence Bates

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 22, 1978

       Lawrence Bates passed away at the Barnesville Hospital January 25, 1978, being at the time of his death 88 years, 3 months, 7 days of age.

       He was a veteran of WWII. He joined the Rich Fork Church of Christ at an early age, and was baptized and lived a faithful member until moving on Moose Ridge. He attended the church there as long as health permitted.

       He was the son of  Abarham [ sic-Abraham] and Sarah Jane Baker Bates and was born at Edwina near Woodsfield. He was a retired farmer.

His parents and three brothers, Frank, Clayton, and Richard, preceded him in death.

       He is survived by one brother, Dewey, of Rich Fork; his wife, Mary Smith Bates; two step-daughters, Mrs. James (Erma) Toole of Flushing and Mrs. Joe (Opal) Patrick of Cadiz; six step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; one aunt, Leona Bates, of Woodsfield; and a host of friends and relatives to his departure.

       He was laid to rest on the 28th of January in Oaklawn Cemetery. He was loved by all who knew him. May God bless everyone


Bauman, Fred Bauman

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; 9 Jun 1978

        Sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Fred Bauman who died May 30 after an illness of one and a half years.  Mr. Bauman had retired after many years of work in the local insurance company.  He was a faithful member of the Zion United Church of Christ and spent many hours in the upkeep of the Hill Top Community Center.  His love for his family, his cheerful disposition and sense of humor will long be remembered by all.  Here due to his death were:  Mrs. Pearle Barrick, Yakima, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bauman, Columbus;  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mizer, Mantua; Rev. and Mr. Louis Bauman, Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Winkler, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown and Jodi, Caldwell; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller and sons, New Matamoras; Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Perrine, Dresden; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kellner and Jennifer, Mr. and Mrs. John Kellner, Mrs. Robert Carpenter, Mrs. Kelly Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Luedy, Shadyside; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gradwohl and son, Doylestown; Mrs. Opal Romich, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Murray and daughters, Warwood; Mrs. William Ticher, Mrs. Lawrence Marty, Carl Schindler, Irvin Luikart, Ira Talbot, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hopton, Rittman; Elroy Stimpert, Poland; Mrs. Elizabeth Stimpert, New Middletown; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Baney and Sandi, Wooster; Mrs. Dale Bridges, Millersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Santangelo, Ashland; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hesson, Loudenville; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marty, John and Charles Marty, Seville; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marty, Bridgeport; Mrs. Ralph Shepherd, Mrs. Joe Hesson and Matthew, Gwen Fisher, Quaker City; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Alloritain, Carl Delbrugge, Jim Forshey, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Parrish, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schell, Eleanor Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Winland and children, and Mr. and Mrs. L. Boger, Caldwell; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tetzel, New Matamoras; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Saffield, Alledonia; Mrs. Faye Goddard, Mrs. H. F. Richmond, Misses Mary Louis Gorby and Bertha Luikart and Mrs. Lillie Schupback, New Martinsville.


Benson, Lorene L. Benson, nee Lympus

Source:  newspaper clipping posted on findagrave; 16 Nov 1978

        Lorene L. Benson, age 75, of Wetumka, died Wednesday at Wetumka General Hospital.

        She was born Nov. 25, 1902 in Shelbyville, Ind.  She came to Wetumka in 1947 from Wilburton.  She was a member of the First Baptist church and charter member of the Wetumka Garden Club.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Benson in June, 1956.

        Survivors are:  three daughters, LaVerne Lewis and Ruby Heath, both of Wetumka and Velda Ogburn, Konawa; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Lympus, LaHabra, Calif. and a sister, Mildred Hall of Meeker.

        Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Reed Lynn officiating.  Burial will be in Okemah cemetery, under direction of Jackson-Buckley Funeral Home, Wetumka.


Blackstone, Mark Anthony Blackstone

Mark Anthony Blackstone, 14, of Route 1, Lewisville died Wednesday, November 22,1978, following a farm equipment accident.  He was born January 19, 1964, at Barnesville, the son of Charles Franklin (Frank) and Wanda Henthorn Blackstone.  Mark was an eighth grade student at Skyvue School and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Burkhart.

Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Charles Jr., Gregory, Mitchell and Jason, of the home; four sisters, Rebecca, Marilyn, Pamela and Karen, of the home; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Blackstone of Lewisville, Route 1.

Rosary devotions were held on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning with burial in the St. Joseph's Church Cemetery.


Briggs, Delmer Briggs

Source:  The Ledger-Star [Norfolk, Virginia] 17 Jun 1978

        NORFOLK -- Delmer Briggs, 56, of 1329 Carlton Court, the husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Diane Briggs and a native of Olathe, Colo., died Friday in Newport News.

        He was a specialist at Newport News Shipbuilding.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and retired after 21 years of service.

        Other survivors include three sisters, Miss Opal Briggs of Buena Park, Calif., Mrs. Virginia Lantz of Evans, Colo., and Mrs Fay Henneck of Eaton, Colo.; six brothers, Elmer Briggs of Ordway, Colo., Lloyd Briggs of Monterey, Calif., Robert A. Briggs of Denver, Colo., Ray Briggs of Olympia, Wash., George Briggs of Brighton, Colo., and Clarence Briggs of Greeley, Colo.

        A Christian Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

        A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Pius X Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


Brown, Twila V. Brown, nee Kopp

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 15 or 16 Oct 1978

        Twila V. Brown, 82, formerly of 102 E. Twelfth St., died Saturday evening at the Good Shepherd Home after a long illness.

        Born June 6, 1896, in Polk, she was the daughter of Ruben and Mary Ellen Owens Kopp.  She was a lifelong Ashland County resident and a member of the First Christian Church.

        On Sept. 22, 1913, she married John A. Brown, who preceded her in death in 1964.

        Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Edith) Kauffman, Mrs. Floyd (Dorothy) Derr and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Sowers, all of Ashland; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Treva Hively of Sullivan and Mabel Howell of Ashland.

        Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Polk Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Taylor officiating.

        There will be no calling hours.

        The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland County Cancer Association.

        Heyl Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Brownfield, T. K. (Keyser) Brownfield

Funeral services for T. K. (Keyser) Brownfield, 77, were held on Wednesday March 15 at 1 p. m. at the Henderson-Johnson Funeral Home in Newark.  He passed away at Licking Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient one week.  He was a retired employee of the Kaiser Aluminum at Newark.  He was the last member of a family of ten children.  He was born in Monroe County March 1, 1901, a son of the late Stephen and Lena Wells Brownfield.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Carpenter Brownfield; two sons, Irvin A. of Florida and Harley D. of Newark; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.

Burial was made in Newark Memorial Gardens at Newark.

Among those attending the services were Adelia Graham, Mary Bowen, Josephine Lucas, Gladys Brownfield, Stella Mitchell, Bessie Bunting, Mary Lou Broomhall and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Starr, all of Barnesville; May Huffman and Chloe Kirkbride of Jerusalem and Helen Larrick of Cambridge.


Bundy, Wayne Milo Bundy

Source:  The San Antonio [Texas] Express; 20 Aug 1978


        Col. Wayne Milo Bundy, USAF Ret., of Misson , Texas passed away August 16, 1978 at the age of 59 years.          Survived by: wife, Mrs. Betty Lou Bundy, of Mission, Texas, daughter, Mrs. James (Sue Ann) Korbel, Michigan, sons, Wayne M. Bundy, Jr., of Dallas, Tx., and William L. Bundy, of Lubbock, Tx., mother, Mrs. Arlie Schmidt, of Stockton, Calif., and brothers, Wendel D. Bundy, of Orange, Calif., and Desmond R. Bundy, St. Augustine, Fla. Also 4 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Mon. August 21, 1978 at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements with Brookehill, 711 S.E. Military Dr. 923-7523.


Burleson, Oscar Eugene Burleson

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; Monday, 10 Apr 1978


       OSCAR EUGENE, age 21, of 2822 Southway SW, Massillon was dead on arrival Saturday afternoon at Aultman Hospital.  Stark County Coroner will rule on cause of death.  He was a life resident of Canton.  Member of Canton Baptist Temple and the Career & College Class.  Air Force Veteran.  Preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Nora Burleson who died in 1963.  Survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Burleson of the home.  Maternal grand-mother, Mrs. Lucy Boron of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Stan (Carol Ann) Hastings of Canton and Mrs. David (Rose Marie) Zahler of Minerva; three brothers, Roy Cecil Burleson Jr. of Canton, Dennis James Burleson and Allen Brian Burleson both of the home.  Services will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Kreighbaum Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Henninger officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m.    (Kreighbaum, 484-2525)


Cariens, Ted Cariens

Source:  The Wayne County [Illinois] Press; 18 Apr 1978

Farmer, 77

Ted  Cariens,  Geff  Man,  Dies

        Ted Cariens, 77, a Geff man who has been a patient in the Cisne Manor in failing health was pronounced dead-on-arrival at 8:03 Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital.

        Mr. Cariens, a retired farmer, had been hospitalized numerous times in the last year.  He was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning in a Hosselton ambulance.

Services Tuesday

        Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosselton's Funeral Home, with Rev. James Pennington and Bro. Delbert Lawson offficiating.  Burial will be in the Bestow Cemetery at Geff.

        Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday (tonight).

        Mr. Cariens was born in Cisne Apr. 2, 1901, the son of Aratus and Ella (Pennington) Cariens.

        He was first married to Edith Shreve in 1925.  She died Apr. 11, 1951.  He later married Ethel Greenhouse.  She also preceded him in death.

        Mr. Cariens farmed and later worked at Airtex Products as a laborer.  He was a member of the Rock Branch General Baptist Church.

The  Survivors

        Surviving are one son, Clifford, of Cisne; four daughters, Mrs. Bert (Veda) Withrow, of Rockford; Mrs. Donald (Doris) Smith of Church Hill, Tenn.; Mrs. Ruby Girffith, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Teddy  (Linda) Prosise, of Rockford; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

        Preceding him in death was one brother, Edgar, one sister, Zelda, one infant grandchild and his parents.


Casey, Rex Casey [Charles Rex Casey]

Source:  The Cambridge [Ohio] Daily Jeffersonian; Monday, 8 May 1978

        CALDWELL -- Rex Casey, 36, of Sarahsville, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday (May 6, 1978) in Cambridge following an apparent heart attack.

        He was born July 13, 1941, in Center Twp., Noble County, the son of Charles and Betty Leach Casey, both of Sarahsville.

        He was a member of Pleasant Hill Community Church, Olive Lodge, 210 F&A.M., president of Shenandoah Boosters Club and manager of the Credit Union of Gould Inc.

        In addition to his parents, he leaves his wife Charlotte Clark Casey of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Wendy Hughey of Caldwell R.D. 6 and Trudy Casey of the home; and two sons, Bradley and John Casey, both of the home.

        Calling hours will be observed at McVay Funeral Home at Caldwell from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m.

        The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul McGraw officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Cherry, Raymond Edgar Cherry

Source:  The  Shelbyville  [Indiana] News; Tuesday, September 26, 1978

        Raymond Cherry, 72, Shelbyville died today.  Failing health 1 1/2 years. Born July 24, 1906 in Shelby County, s/o  Albert and Irene (Kelley) Cherry.  Married Dec. 19, 1923 in Shelbyville to  Eva Pope. Survivors:  wife;  2 daughters, Mrs. Ed (Loretta) Cord, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Walter (Patricia) Siefert, Shelby County; sister, Mrs. Francis (Opal) Stone, Shelbyville and 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

        A brother, two sisters and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

        Retired from farming and the Shelby County Highway Department.

        Attended the First Christian Church and belonged to the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and Naamah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

        Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating. Burial in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Contributed to the Shelby Co., Indiana obituary index by Nancy Vance Glover.

Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming.


Claus, Edwin F. Claus

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 16, 1978

       Edwin Claus was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Caroline Haffner Claus May 22, 1888 in Lewisville and passed away on January 7, at Maple Height Nursing Home, Mapleton, Iowa at the age of 89.

       Mr. Claus came to Iowa in 1911 and worked at the carpenter trade.

       In December of 1914 he was united in marriage to Jennie Callaghan. The couple farmed in Smithland vicinity until 1944, when they retired and moved to Smithland. Mr. Claus was a long time member of the German City Church.

       Survivors include Mrs. Marvin Hagen of Spring Valley, California, Mrs. Vernon Burkhart, of Smithland, Mrs. Darrell McNutt of Castana, Iowa, and Richard of Solvang, California; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one brother, Gilbert, of Lewisville. Those preceding him in death were his wife Jennie, his parents, four brothers and sisters.

       Funeral services were held in the German City Church. Burial was in German City Cemetery.


Cole, Alva Francis Cole, Jr.

Source:  The Van Wert [Ohio] Times Bulletin; 2 Nov 1978

        Alva Francis Cole Jr., 54, of Rt. 2, died unexpectedly at 6 p.m. in Van Wert County Hospital.

        He was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Wabash, a son of Alva F. and Alice B. (Boley) Cole Sr.  His mother survives at 703 S. Walnut St.

        Also surviving are his widow, the former Olive Schaffner, whom he married June 5, 1948; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Barbara) Stadler of Terre Haute, Ind., Karen Cole at home and Carol Jean Cole of Columbus; a brother, L. M. Cole of Cavett Street and a grandchild.

        Mr. Cole was employed by Chrysler Amplex in electrical maintainence [sic--maintenance].  He served in the Naval Submarine Service during World War II and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

        Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Brickner Funeral Home with the Rev. William Kallen officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

        Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home where Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 p.m.


Coughlan, Oma M. Coughlan,  nee Hendershot    

Source:  The Wheeling, West Virginia, Register; 19 Feb 1978

        COUGHLAN, Oma M., 78, of 517 S. Huron St., Wheeling, died Friday at Wheeling Hospital.  She was a member of Thomson Methodist Church, Wheeling.  Surviving are her husband, Frank Coughlan; one son, Harold of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney (Eileen J.) Kunz of Wheeling and Mrs. Sonny (Leona) Wilkinson, both of Wheeling; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Sammeth of Barton, Gladys Kieger and Dorothy Levinski, both of Ypislanti, Mich.; one brother, Melvin Hendershot of Anaheim, Calif.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Friends received at the Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 12-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday.  Interment in Linwood Cemetery.


Creamer, Bertha M. Voland Creamer, nee Settle

Source:  Brown County, Indiana, Obituaries, Vol 1, p 321 showing The Brown County Democrat of 11 Jan 1978

        Bertha M. Creamer, 79, Elwood, died at Mercy Hospital in Elwood on January 4.

        She was born in Brown County on March 22, 1898, to Thomas and Rose Settles.  She married Warnie Creamer who survives her.

        A housewife, Mrs. Creamer was a member of the Pentecostal Greasy Creek Church.

        She is survived by a son, T. Thomas Creamer, of Elwood; a half brother, Don Smith, Nashville; two half sisters, Lottie Smith, Franklin; and Ruby Wilson, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

        One son preceded her in death.*

        The funeral service was conducted last Saturday at the Bond Funeral Home.  Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  Although this obituary probably refers to her adult son Francis Ray Creamer who died in 1970, the Greenlawn Cemetery records (Washington Township, Brown Co., Indiana) show two more children preceding her in death.

        Roy G. Creamer          1920-1921

        Velma M. Creamer     1922-1923

Also in that cemetery is infant daughter Opal C. Voland from Bertha's first marriage to Robert Voland.

        Opal C. Voland             1915-1917


Cronin, Woodrow C. Cronin

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Evening Review; Tuesday, June 27, 1978

        Woodrow C. Cronin, 65, of White Oak Run Rd., near Newell, died today about 1:30 a.m. at Weirton General Hospial following a lingering illness.

        He was born Nov. 24, 1912, in St. Marys, W. Va., a son of the late Benjamin K. Cronin and Alma Seckman Cronin.

        Mr. Cronin was a World War II Army veteran.  He served with the 54th Division in the European Theater.

        He was a retired contractor and bricklayer and also was a retired kiln placer from the Homer Laughlin China Co.

        Mr. Cronin was an honorary member of the IBPAW.

        He was a member of Masonic Lodge 142 of Chester and its 142 Club, the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of Wheeling Consistory, National Association Legion of Honor in Wheeling, Osiris Temple of Wheeling, a past president and member of the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, and at one time, a member of the Tin Lizzie Patrol and a Shrine Clown.  He also was a past member of the Jesters of Osiris.

        For years, Mr. Cronin served as chairman of providing transportation for underprivileged children from the Northern Panhandle to the Shrine Circus at Wheeling.

        He also was a member of VFW Post 6450 of Chester and the Newell American Legion.

        Mr. Cronin is survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Doughty Cronin, at home; a brother. W. Edward Cronin of Midland; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Evelyn) Barnes of Rochester, Pa., and Mrs. Carl (Lorraine) Staggers of Chester.

        Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel of Chester by Terry Wells of the Church.  Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery where the Chester Masonic Lodge will conduct committal services.  Friends may call at the chapel Wednesday afternoon and evening.


Culver, Mary Christina Culver, nee Schneider

Source:  The Wausau [Wisconsin] Herald; 18 May 1978

Mrs. Ernest Culver

        Services for Mrs. Ernest Culver, 59, 1604 E. 12th St., Merrill, who died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, Merrill.  The Rev. Dale Kuck will officiate and burial will be in Merrill Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 today at Schram-Waid Funeral Home in Merrill.

        The former Mary Schneider was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Iowa, daughter of Mary Schneider, 215 Grand Ave., Merrill, and the late Clarence Schneider.  She was married May 20, 1939 to Ernest Culver, who survives.

        Survivors beside her husband and mother include a daughter, Mrs. Roger Osterman, New Brighton, Minn.; a son, Larry, Fond du Luc, two sisters, Mrs. LaVern Culver, Merrill Route 4, and Mrs. Quinten Schneider, 215 Grand Ave., Merrill; a brother, Cedric Schneider, Merrill Route 4; and two grandchildren.


Dahl, David R. Dahl

Source:  The Yakima [Washington] Herald Republic; 11 or 12 Jan 1978

        SUNNYSIDE -- David R. Dahl, 65, of Sunnyside, died Tuesday in Yakima hospital.

        Mr. Dahl was born in 1912 at Calgary, Canada.  His family moved to Washington in 1918 and lived near Wiley City.  Mr. Dahl married Ellen Kincaid* on Nov. 15,1938 in Granger. They made their home in Sunnyside.

        Mr. Dahl had been a farmer until his retirement in 1970.

        Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. John (Darlene) Price of Watertown, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Fox of Sunnyside, Mrs. Jim (Jannice) Davidson of Longview; six brothers, Jack, Pete, John, Henry and Robert Siebol, all of Yakima, and George Siebol of Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Martin of Toppenish, Mrs. Marie Harding of Bellevue; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

Submitter's Note:  His wife’s name is usually seen as MARY  "ELLEN” KINKADE.


Denney, Thomas Denney

Source:  The Oskaloosa [Iowa] Herald; 18 Sep 1978

        Thomas Denney, 89, 712 E. Ave. W., died at Pleasant Valley, Iowa Friday.

        Born 15 Nov 1888 in Toulon, Ill., he was the son of Michael and Amelia Denney.

        Surviving are one son, Walter of Davenport, and two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Armstrong of Killeen, Texas and Mrs. Clarence (Edith) Ring, Riceville, Iowa; 31 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

        Services were held in the St. Mary's Catholic Church today at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Doyle officiating.  Burial was in the Wymore Cemetery near Rose Hill.

        The Newman Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


Dierkes, Wesley H. Dierkes

Source: 10 Apr 1978 The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio
         Wesley H. Dierkes, 85, of 2818 Gault Rd , North Jaskson, died Saturday in his home. he was born at Clarington, April 8 1893, a son of the late Frederiek and Caroline Roth Dierkes.
         He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Federted Church, North Jackson.
          He was preceded in death by one son, Robert.
         Surviving are his wife, Lula Lude Dierkes; five daughter, Mrs. Martha Ryser of Hubbard, Mrs. Wanda Ruggles and Mrs Esther Graham both of North Jackson, Mrs. Edith Truitt of Berlin Center, and Mrs. Joan Copplinger of Giard; three sons, James of New Middletown, David and Paul both of North Jackson; 36 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
        Friends received today 7 to 9 at the Lane Austintown Chapel, Austintown, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial in North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson.


Dougherty, Michael Sean Dougherty

Source:  The Parkersburg [West Virginia] News; 8 Nov 1978

        Word has been received by relatives of the recent death of Michael Shawn* Dougherty, 19, of  Henderson,  Texas.

        He was the son of the late Kenneth Eugene and Ruth Berry Dougherty.  His father was a member of the Parkersburg Police Dept. for several years prior to his death in 1971.

        His grandmother, Mrs. Marie Dougherty, and other relatives survive.

        Interment was made in Henderson, Texas.

*Submitter's Note:  On his tombstone it is spelled SEAN.  Below is another obituary published in Henderson, Texas.


Dougherty, Michael Sean Dougherty

Source:  The Henderson [Texas] Daily News; 31 Oct 1978

Police   called   on   apparent   suicide

        Monday morning Henderson police were called to the Orr Boarding House on North Marshall Street to investigate an apparent suicide.

        Michael Sean Dougherty, 19, of 310 North Marshall was found dead beside the bed in his room.  Justice of the Peace Erwin W. Doerge ruled Dougherty had committed suicide by gas inhalation and did not order an autopsy.  Time of death was estimated to be 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

        Police were called to the scene at 10:52 a.m. and someone climbed a ladder to the man's window.  Dougherty was found dead beside his bed with a plastic bag tied round his neck and also around a natural gas jet which had been turned on.

        Other residents of the boarding house had reported something was wrong when they smell gas in the hallway near Dougherty's room.

        The man who had no known living family was reportedly feeling depressed recently.

        Graveside services for Dougherty were to be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Lakewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Irvin Middlebusher officiating.  Burial was under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

        A resident of Henderson for seven months, Dougherty was born Oct. 13, 1959 in Marietta, Ohio and was a 1977 graduate of Marietta High School.

        He had been employed at a local furniture manufacturer during his stay in Henderson.


Dujardin, Kathleen Mae Dujardin, nee Wilson

Source:  The Times Leader [Martins Ferry, Ohio]; 30 Jan 1978

        Kathleen Mae DuJardin, 57, of 601 South Fourth St., Martins Ferry, died Saturday in St. John Medical Center, Steubenville.  She was born June 17, 1920 in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Elsie Geis Wilson.

        She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, the Lady Elks of Martins Ferry and Pocahontas Lodge of Martins Ferry.

        Surviving are her husband, William S. DuJardin; two daughters, Mrs. Kurt (Bonna) Keyser of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. David (Patty) Morgan Jr., of Colerain; a son, Richard W. (Rick) of Colerain; two sisters, Grace Wilson and Gloria Wilson, both of Martins Ferry and eight grandchildren.

        Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, tonight 7 to 9  and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. V. B. VanBruggen officiating.  Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


Eaton, Denzel W. Eaton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 7, 1978

       Denzel William Eaton, 67, of West Marietta Street, Woodsfield, Route 1, died Saturday afternoon, December 2, at Barnesville Hospital following an extended illness.

       Born March 31, 1911, in Monroe County, Ohio, he was a son of the late George and Effie Myers Eaton.

       Mr. Eaton was a retired employee of the Woodsfield Electric Light Plant, a World War II veteran, and a member of the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department.

       Surviving are his wife, Mildred Claus Eaton; three daughters, Mrs. Glenda Kay Stark and Mrs. Ruth Arlene Evans, of Columbus, and Mrs. Carol Ann Stine, of Antioch; one son, Roger Eaton, of the home, and five grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gene Kraus officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.


Evinger, Lebert Evinger

Source:  Fort Lauderdale [Florida] News; 8 Feb 1978


Lebert Evinger, 63, of 251 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, died Monday at Holy Cross Hospital.  Came here six  years ago from Toledo, Ohio.  A supervisor for Merita Bakery and member of A.A.R.P., American Legion Post No. 142, Pompano Beach.  Survived by wife Wynette and daughter Vickie of Fort Lauderdale.  Services will be in Toledo, Ohio under the direction of Coyle Funeral Home.  Local arrangements by WINTER KIRBY FEDERAL HIGHWAY CHAPEL.


Gilmore, Richard E. Gilmore

Source:  The Houston [Texas] Chronicle; 30 Jul 1978

        CAPT.  RICHARD  E.  GILMORE,  43, of 1426 East Brooklake, died Saturday, July 29, 1978.  Born in Quantico, Virginia, Houston resident 13 years.  Captain with Delta Airlines for 17 years.  Air Force Veteran.  Member Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Airline Pilots Association, The American and Houston Orchid Society.

        Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Susan Gilmore; daughters, Mrs. Michael (Valerie Jean) Wonder and Miss Judy Gilmore; son, Richard Benjamin Gilmore, all of Houston; Mother, Mrs. R.E. Gilmore of Clear Water, Florida; Sister, Mrs. J. R. (Patricia) James of Camp LeJune, North Carolina. 

        Memorial services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 1978, at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive with Rev. Fred McKirachan officiating.  Honorary Pallbearers:  William H. Wheeler, William A. Wheeler, Cecil Durant, Collin Hahn, Sam Rhem, Rick Gilmore, Michael Wonder and Buck Cofrancesco.  Cremation.  Family suggest Memorials to your favorite Charity.  GEO  H.  LEWIS  &  SONS,  2530 Sage Road at Westheimer, 621-6500.


Goodballet, Harold Goodballet

Source: The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), Tuesday, April 25, 1978

        Harold Goodballet, 89, of 1630 Shadyside Ave. died Monday at 2:40 p.m. in City Hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday, after being in poor health several years.

        He was born March 8, 1889, in Archers Fork, Ohio, a son of Andrew Goodballet and Ellen Scott Goodballet, and had resided in this vicinity since 1906.

        Mr. Goodballet had been a kiln placer at the Homer Laughlin China Co., retiring in 1967 with 60 years of service.

        An honorary member of the IBPAW, he was also a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a 68-year member of the Odd Fellows.

        He was married in 1910 to Jemima Single Goodballet who preceded him in death in 1946. His second wife, Mary Clark Goodballet to whom he was married in 1947, preceded him in death in 1970.

        Survivors include two sons, Keith Goodballet of East Liverpool and John Goodballet of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Ethelyn Trainer of East Liverpool, and 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

        Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Veitch officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and night.      


Goodballet, Maurice D. Goodballet

Source:  The Evening Review [East Liverpool, Ohio];  Monday, August 14, 1978

M. D. Goodballet

        Services will be held Tuesday for Maurice Goodballet of 16555 Glenn St. who died Saturday at 12:15 p.m. in Oakland Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh after an illness of seven months. 

       A World War II Army Veteran, Mr. Goodballet was born Aug. 28, 1914, in East Liverpool, a son of Conrad A. Goodballet and Alice Reed Goodballet.

        He worked as a molder for Mackintosh Hemphill in Midland.  He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 736.

        Besides his wife, Mrs. Thelma Louise Anthony Goodballet at whom [sic–should be “home”], whom he married July 10, 1972, survivors include a son, Joseph Boso of Atwater, four stepdaughters, Mrs. James (Albino) Stanley and Mrs. Joseph (Darlene) Curran, both of East Liverpool, Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Cochran and Mrs. Fred (Zona) Crabtree, both of Wellsville; three stepsons, Raymond (Bud) Boso, Ivan P. Ward and John C. Ward, all of East Liverpool; two sisters, Mrs. Delores Moore of East Liverpool and Miss Thelma Goodballet of Coral Springs, Fla., three grandchildren and 22 stepgrandchildren.

        The rites will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Hecktors.  Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery, Chester.

        Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and tonight.


Goodwin, George C. Goodwin

Source:  The Stark County [Illinois] News; 16 Mar 1978

George     Goodwin     Services     Tuesday     At      Toulon

        George C. Goodwin, 62, of Toulon, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, where he had been a patient for a week.

        Private services were held Tuesday at Kidd Funeral Home here.  The Rev. Jack C. Heurman* officiated and burial was in Toulon cemetery.

        Visitation was held at the funeral home.

        He was born April 26, 1915, at Toulon, a son of William O. and Clara Sorenson Goodwin.  He married Carmen Egbert June 27,** 1935, at Davensport, Iowa.

        Surviving are his wife, his mother of Morton Convalescent Home, a son, John of Toulon, a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Carol) Winans of Toulon, four grandchildren, a brother, Robert of Morton, and two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Catherine) Patterson of Toulon, and Mrs. Helen Montgomery of Chicago.

        Mr. Goodwin was a member of Toulon Methodist Church.

        Memorials may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society.

        Pallbearers were George Black, Donald Musselman, Harold Settles, Gerald Staple, Clyde Ham and Robert Warren.

        Helen Schmidt was organist.

        Rev. Jack Cramer Heuermann* officiated.

        Burial was in Toulon cemetery

Submitter's Notes: 

        * This name was spelled differently within this obituary.

        ** In the obituary posted for his wife Carmen, the marriage date is given as June 24, 1935.


Greiwe, Rollie Daniel Greiwe

Source:  Brown Co., Illinois newspaper; 27 or 28 Mar 1978

Rollie  Daniel  Greiwe  Of  Perry  Dies;  Services  March  29

        Funeral services for Rollie Daniel Greiwe, 77, of Perry will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Skinner Funeral Home in Griggsville.  Mr. Greiwe died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.

        He was born July 12, 1900 in Brown County, a son of Fred and Josiephiena Keylor Greiwe.  He was married February 1, 1928 in Mt. Sterlintg to Alta Zimmerman.  She survives along with two daughters Mrs. Horace (Iona) Wilkerson of Mt. Sterling and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Cull of Perry; one sister, Miss Leola Greiwe of Perry; three grandsons and one granddaughter.

        Mr. Greiwe was a member of the Morrellville Community Church and the Pike County Farm Bureau.

        Rev. William E. Winebrinner and Pastor Lyle Dean Bullard will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery near Mt. Sterling.


Guinn, Frank A. Guinn

Source:  The Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri Library obituary book, p. 59; June 1978

        Funeral services for Frank A. Guinn, 73, of Grovespring, were held at 2 p.m. June 5, in Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Benny Gard and Joe Fulkerson officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Rose Memorial Park.

        Mr. Guinn died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in his home.

        Survivors include his wife Ruby; two sons, Bob and Don both of Lebanon; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Robertson, Springfield; two brothers, Freeman, Niangua, and Bill Lebanon; a sister, Mrs. Louise Garrett, Lebanon; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

        Frank A. Guinn was born March 10, 1905 and died June 2, 1978.

        Escorts were Irvin Mackie, Earl Long, Harold Guinn, Lloyd Kilmer, Howard Jones and Kenneth Ferguson.


Haney, Cora Icedora Haney nee Williams

Cora Haney, 82, of 415 E. Marietta St., Woodsfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, February 15, 1978, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, James O. Haney; two sons, Austin of Akron, Ohio and Leslie of Ravenna, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Carrie) Boney of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Boyd (Violet) Ring of Beallsville, Mrs. Emil (Anna) Piatt of Marietta, Ohio and Mrs. Ray (Grace) Cline of Lima, Ohio; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday in Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, Graysville, Ohio. Interment in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery.


Haney, James O. Haney

James O. Haney, age 93, formerly of East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday afternoon July 7, 1987 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ray (Grace) Cline at Newport, Ohio. He was born Feb. 6, 1894 – at Graysville, OH, the son of the late George F. & Anna Elizabeth Dalrymple Haney. He was a retired farmer & a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife Cora Williams Haney in 1978 & two sons - Ralph Haney & an infant son, also 9 brothers & sisters, 1granddaughter, and 1 great grandson.

He is survived by 2 sons: Austin Haney, Akron Ohio; Lesle Haney, Ravenna, Ohio; 4 daughters - Mrs. Elmer (Corrie) Boney, Canton; Mrs. Emil (Anna) Piatt, Marietta; Mrs. Ray (Grace) Cline, Newport, Ohio; Mrs. Boyd (Violet) Ring, Beallsville, Ohio; 30 grandchildren and also several great-grandchildren.

Friends were received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Thursday, July 9, 1987 where funeral services will be held Friday, July 10, 1987 with Minister Franklin Love officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge  Cemetery, Graysville.


Hannahs, Mae F. Hannahs nee Carpenter

Source:  Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; 17 April 1978

          Mrs. Mae F. Hannahs, 77, of Summerfield died at 10:07 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Medical Center following a short illness.

         Born May 17, 1900 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Emily Jones Carpenter and was a member of Calais Church and the Summerfield American Legion Auxiliary.

         She leaves her husband, Forest Hannahs, whom she married Nov. 18, 1916; six sons Gerald and Marvin of Little Rock, Ark., Roy of Salesville, Herman (Jake) of Pleasant City, Myron of Rootstown and Harlan (Toby) of Diamond;  three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Craig of Diamond and Mrs. Midge Loukas and Mrs, Myrle Lyons of North Canton;  38 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren;  one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Ange Wehr of Batesville, Pauline Carpenter of Lewisville Route 2 and Mary Ann Coultas of Zanesville.

         Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brubach Funeral Home, Summerfield. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calais Church with Rev. Phillip Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Calais.


Hannahs, Pearl S. Hannahs nee Hayes

Source:  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian;  Tuesday 3 Jan. 1978

          SUMMERFIELD---Mrs. Pearl S. Hannahs, 64, of Summerfield R.D. 1 (Calais) died at her home at 3:35 p.m. on Monday.  She was born in Monroe County on Oct. 22, 1913, the daughter of Abel and Emma Dailey Hayes.

         Mrs. Hannahs was preceded in death by her husband,  Ervin in 1961.  She leaves her daughter,  Mrs. Roger (Emma) Buck of Lower Salem R.D. 1;  a son,  Edsel Hayes of Summerfield R.D.1;  two sisters, Mrs. Olive Pierce of Quaker City R.D. 1 and Mrs. Shirley Delong of Woodsfield R.D. 3;  a brother Oather Hayes of Barnesville R.D. 1;  seven grandchildren.  Three brothers are deceased.

         Calling hours at Brubach Funeral Home in Summerfield are on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.   Services will be held 1 p.m. at Calais Church on Thursday with the Rev. Myron Guilder and the Rev. Phillip Golden officiating.   Burial will be in Calais Cemetery.


Hardin, Columbus Arthur Hardin

Source:  The Bowling Green [Kentucky] Daily News; 14 Jun 1978

        MORGANTOWN,  Ky. -- Columbus Arthur Hardin, 72, of Rt. 1, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bowling Green-Warren County Hospital after a lengthy illness.

        Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Bowling Green Funeral Chapel with burial in Hawks Cemetery in Edmonson County.  Visitation will begin at 3  p.m. today.

        Hardin was an Edmonson County native, a former Bowling Green resident and a retired farmer.

        Survivors include four sons, Leo Augustus Hardin, Auburn, Roy McClair Hardin, Morgantown, Charles Clifford Hardin, Richardsville, and Jessie Rhodes Hardin, Bowling Green; seven daughters, Mrs. Virgie* Mae Wilson, Louisville, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jones, Bowling Green, Mrs. Betty Ioma Cardwell, Richardsville, Mrs. Virginia Marie Alford, Bowling Green, Mrs. Eva Louise Fugate, Morgantown, Mrs. Peggy Ann Cardwell, Richardsville,and Mrs. Rebecca Jane Koeckes, Louisville; three brothers, Robert Hardin and Albert Lee Hardin, both of Huff, and Othie Hardin, Leitchfield; three sisters, Mrs. Tena Ray Willis and Mrs. Ruthey Mae Harp, both of Louisville, and Mrs. Myrtle Penley, Gary, Ind.; 37 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

*Submitter's Note:  This is spelled VERGIE on the Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999, the Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000, and on her tombstone.


Harris, Pearl G. Harris, nee Gibson

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; Sunday, 29 Oct 1978

        Mrs. Pearl G. Harris, 98, Fairland, widow of Thomas Harris, died Saturday in Riverview Hospital, Noblesville.  She had been a cook at the former Palmer restaurant in Indianapolis.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Murphy Mortuary, Shelbyville, with burial in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.  Her husband was a retired Indianapolis policeman.


Havens, Ruth Havens, nee Burns

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Evening Review; Friday, 8 Sep 1978

        Mrs. Ruth Havens, 64, of 1049 Mapletree St. died Friday at 1:30 a.m. in City Hospital following an illness of several months.

        A lifelong resident, Mrs. Havens was born here Aug. 18, 1914, a daughter of Lafe Burns and May Goodballet Burns.

        She was retired as a decorator from the Homer Laughlin China Co. in 1953.

        Her husband, Sylvester Havens, died Nov. 7, 1965.

        Survivors include a half-brother, Clifford Goodballet of East Liverpool.

        Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. James Dyer of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and night.


Hendrick, Margaret "Madge" Hendrick

Source:  The Hammond [Indiana] Times; 31 Jan 1978

        Margaret (Madge) Hammond, age 60, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Hammond, passed away Mon., Jan. 30, 1978 at Maricopa County Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.  Survivors:  husband, Joseph Sr.; three sons, Joseph (Ellen) Jr. of Schererville, Paul Hendrick of Hammond, Michael Hendrick of Phoenix, Ariz.; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita (Earl) Wilson, Doris Torrey and Evelyn Lazzell, all of Hammond, Emily Gonzales of Phoenix, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Jean (Annabelle) Rowley of Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Laura (Lawrence) Higgins of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Roberta (Frank) Flowers of Richmond, Va.

        Funeral services will be held Thurs., Feb. 2, 11 a.m. from Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, with Rev. Gary Wisdom of the Briar East Baptist Church officiating.  Burial, Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home, Wed., 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

        Mrs. Hendrick was a resident of the Calumet Region for 26 years, before moving to Ariz. six years ago.  A memorial fund in memory of Mrs. Hendrick is being established in favor of the Heart Association.


Herlan, Virginia R. Herlan, nee Reed

Source:  The Tulsa [Oklahoma] World; Tuesday, 4 Jun 1978  

        HERLAN -- Virginia R., 5860 S. Hudson Pl., passed away Saturday.  Member of Parkview Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

        Survived by:  Husband, William P. of the home; son, W. P. Herlan, Jr., Tulsa; daughter, Mrs. Stuart (Mary) Phillips, Brussels, Belgium; 2 grandsons, Matthew Reed Phillips, Jonathan S. Herlan.

        Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society.  Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Parkview Baptist Church.  Private family graveside, Memorial Park Cemetery.  Moore's Eastlawn Chapel, 622-1155.


Hinderlong,  Emma L. Hinderlong nee Yoss
Died: March 1, 1978
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
       Mrs. Emma L. Hinderlong, 86, of Sardis died Thursday morning, March 1, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.
       She was born June 5, 1892, at Sardis, a daughter of the late Edward and Anna Elizabeth Rufener Yoss.
       Mrs. Hinderlong was a member Of The Sardis Church of Christ.
       She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hinderlong, in 1964, and a son Sterling Hinderlong, in 1977.
       Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Elda) Wohnhas, of Sardis; one sister, Mrs. Collie Stine, of New Martinsville; one brother, Eugene Yoss, of Creston; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
       Funeral services were held at The Rush Funeral Home, Sardis, on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with Dillon Bayes officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.


Hogue, Ernest George Hogue

   Mansfield -- Ernest G. Hogue, 76, of 2059 Park Avenue West died Friday afternoon in Mansfield General Hospital.   Mr. Hogue was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Lewisville to George and Ethel Hogue, both now deceased, and lived in the Mansfield area the past 40 years.  He retired from the Motorola Corp. in Phoenix and formerly was employed at Ohio Bass. He attended the First English Lutheran Church and was a ham radio operator.

   He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Shultz of Phoenix and Dorthy A. Hogue of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Holly Rene, and David and Audrey Shultz, all of Phoenix; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Hogue of Columbus and Paul Hogue of Baltimore, MD; and a sister, Ruth Hogue Oxley of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Beck Hogue, on Feb. 22, 1993, and a brother Clyde Hogue.  Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Paul Lintern. Burial will be in Mansfield Mermorial Park. 


Hogue, Wilbur Leroy Hogue

Wilbur Leroy Hogue, 68, of Graysville Rt. 1, died Monday evening, July 9, 1978 at 10:30 p.m. in Barnesville Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec 18, 1910, the son of John Blanchard and Grace Hartshorn Hogue. Mr. Hogue was a retired oil field worker and a member of the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Smith Hogue; a daughter, Ruth Ella Severns, of Lewisville, Rt 1; a son James Coy Hogue, of Graysville, Rt. 1; three brothers, Milford Hogue of San Jose ,  Calif.;  Donald S. Hogue of Lewisville Rt. 2, and John Hogue Jr., of Columbus: six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Friends were received at the Gardner Funeral Home in Woodsfield on Wednesday. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ, with minister Charles Hendershot officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Gardner Funeral Home in charge.


Holmes, Wayne M. Holmes

Source : Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch; Wednesday, April 26, 1978  - Page: 18 B

        Wayne M. Holmes, age 84, formerly of W. Schreyer Plc., Monday, Apr. 24, 1978, Norworth Convalescent Center.  Member North Broadway United Methodist Church.  Veteran US Army, WWI.  Member Post No. 82 American Legion, DAV, Delaware Chapter No. 79, BPOE No. 76, Delaware, Franklin Co. Chapter Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.  Mr. Holmes received his degree in electrical engineering from OSU in 1917.  He was a member of the University Club and an active contributor to the OSU Development Fund.  Survived by son, Dr. Ramom Holmes of W. Milton, Ohio; daughters, Donna Meinhart of Westerville and Mary Cowgill of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the SOUTHWICK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 N. High St., Friday 6-8 p.m., where service will be from the memorial chapel, 8 p.m.  Private interment.  Union Cemetery, Rev. William Tolliver officiating.  American Legion service prior to funeral service.


Hudson, Karen M. Hudson, nee Pope

Source:  The Shelbyville [Indiana] News; Tuesday, 2 May 1978

        Mrs. Karen M. Hudson, 79, 731 Teal St., died at 6:30 a.m. today at Major Hospital.  She had been hospitalized two weeks and in failing health two years.

        A lifelong resident of Shelby County, Mrs. Hudson was born in Brandywine Township, March 10, 1899, a daughter of Clarence "Jake" and Sella (Young) Pope.  On Nov. 3, 1920, she was married to Frank Hudson, who survives.

        Also surviving are four children, Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Fleener, St. Paul and Mrs. Dorothy Kinney, Everett Hudson and Howard Hudson, all of Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one brother and one sister, Charles Pope, Shelby County, and Mrs. Opal Lusk, Shelbyville.  One grandchild and six brothers and sisters preceded in death.

        Services will be announced by Murphy Mortuary.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is the funeral announcement.


Hudson, Karen M. Hudson, nee Pope

Source:  The Shelbyville [Indiana] News; Wednesday, 3 May 1978

        Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Mortuary for Mrs. Karen M. Hudson, 79, 731 Teal St., who died Tuesday morning at Major Hospital.

        Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth Jewell officiating.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

*Submitter's Note:  Above is the full obituary.


Hughes, Susan E. Hughes

Source:  clipping of obituary posted on by Mark E. Wirey; July, 1978

Former   Edinburgh   Girl   Injured   Fatally   In   Wisconsin   Accident

        Susan E. Hughes, 19, Elkhorn, Wis., and formerly of Edinburgh, died Saturday as a result of severe head injuries she received in a traffic accident Friday night in that state.

        Terry Adair, 26, 509 North Clay, Edinburgh, was listed in satisfactory condition at the Elkhorn, Wisconsin Hospital.

        Adair and Miss Hughes were riding a motorcycle north on Wisconsin Highway 67 near Highway 12 at 11:04 p.m. Friday when a car driven by Kayla Dewitt, 21, Elk Grove, Ill., reportedly pulled in front of them, according to the accident report at the Walworth County Wisconsin sheriff's department.  Adair hit the Dewitt car, and the impact threw him and Miss Hughes from the motorcycle, police said.

        Adair suffered a broken right leg and arm.  Miss Hughes received severe head injuries and a broken right arm.  Police were not sure if the two were wearing helmets.  Wisconsin does not have a helmet law, police said.  Persons in the Dewitt car were not injured.

        Adair and Miss Hughes were taken to the Elkhorn Hospital by Elkhorn Ambulance Service.  Miss Hughes was later transferred to another hospital.

        Miss Hughes was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Hughes of Route 4, Box 122, Elkhorn, Wisc., former Edinburgh residents.

        Funeral services conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Derskens Funeral Home in Elkhorn with burial there.  Rainbow for Girls memorial service was at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Monday night.

        Miss Hughes was born Dec. 27, 1958 in Shelbyville.

        She was a 1977 graduate of Edinburgh Community High School and a past worship advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls at Edinburgh.  She had moved with her family to Elkhorn about 1 1/2 years ago.

        Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Diana and Sherri, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rumple of Indianapolis and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hughes of Flat Rock.


Hyatt, Jessie M. Hyatt, nee Wilkerson

Source:  newspaper clipping, Preston, Hickory Co., Missouri; January, 1978

        Services for Mrs. Jessie M. Hyatt, 87, Preston, were at 1 p.m. Monday in Hathaway Chapel in Wheatland with Rev. Paul Coltharp officiating.  Burial was in Fisher Cemetery.

        Mrs. Hyatt died Friday in Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola after a long illness.  She had been a patient in the hospital for 10 days and had resided at Chastain's nursing home for over two years.

        She moved to Preston Community from Topeka, Ks.

        Surviving are three sons, M. P. Hyatt, of Preston, Duane, of Bardstown, Ky., and Charles of Tolleson, Ariz., and 15 grandchildren.


Keener, Tillie Jane Keener, nee Brown

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 28 Feb 1978*

        Tillie Jane Keener, 88, of 1238 Columbus Circle, died Wednesday * morning at the Good Shepard Home following a short illness.

        The daughter of John W. and Lisa Strickling Brown, she was born in Monroe County April 26, 1889, and had been a resident of Ashland County most of her life.

        She was married Jan. 1, 1913 to Lester Samuel Keener, who preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1966.

        Surviving are one son, Clarence J. of Ashland; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

        She was a member of the Church of Christ.

        Services will be at Gilbert Funeral Home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Jack Gladwell.  Burial will be in Nankin Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

*Submitter's Note:  The penciled date on the copy of the Times Gazette article given to me was 28 Feb. 1978.  In 1978, 28 Feb was on a Tuesday.  The obituary said she died on a Wednesday.  The preceding Wednesday was 22 Feb.  That seems like a long time between death and obituary date.


Kelp, Harold Wayne Kelp

Source:  Brown County, Indiana, Obituaries, Vol 1, 1914-1984, page 732  [from Aug. 30, 1978 Brown County Democrat]

        Harold Wayne Kelp, 69, Route 1 Nashville, died at his home last Sunday of an apparent heart attack.  The funeral service will be held this morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Bond Funeral Home.

        Kelp was born on February 1, 1909, in Brown County to George and Rosa Percifield Kelp.  He married Doris Mathis on October 21, 1950, in Nashville and she survives him.

        An Army veteran of World War II, Kelp was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church.  He was also a retired truck driver.

        Other survivors include four sons, Robert, David, Tim, and Roger, all of Route 1 Nashville; and six daughters, Karen, Peggy, Shirley, Mary, Rhonda and Kimberly Kelp, all of Route 1 Nashville.

        He is also survived by three brothers, Rex, Nineveh, and Dwight and Lester, both of Route 1 Nashville; and two sisters Wilma Bradley, Phoenix, Arizona, and Thelma McGee, Route 1 Nashville.  A daughter preceded him in death.

        Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.


Kent, Irene Moore Kent, nee Archer

Source:  The Waycross [Georgia] Journal Herald; 5 Jun 1978

        Mrs. Irene Archer Moore, Kent, 75, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

        She was a native of Fitzgerald, daughter of the late Bertrum E. Archer and Irma Smith Archer.  She was a member of First Christian Church.

        Mrs. Kent was a retired home economics teacher, having taught in the Waycross Schools System from 1946 until retirement in 1968.

        She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Natalie Dorminy, Winter Park, Fla.; two sons, Dr. Archer Moore, Macon, and William R. Moore, Atlanta; a brother, Elmer Archer, Fitzgerald.

        Funeral was at 1 p.m. today at Mincy-Fulford Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemeery.

        Mincy-Fulford Funeral Home is in charge.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is the funeral article.


Kent, Irene Moore Kent, nee Archer

Source:  The Waycross [Georgia] Journal-Herald; 6 Jun 1978

        Funeral for Mrs. Irene Moore Kent, 75, who died Saturday, was held yesterday in the Mincy-Fulford chapel, with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating.

        Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

        Active pallbearers were Wilbur James, Oscar Todd, Donald Altman Jr., Bobby Finn and Buck Woodard.

        Mincy-Fulford Funeral Home was in charge.

*Submitter’s Note: Above is the obituary.


Kinkade, Esther Kinkade, nee Stroud

Source:  The News-Progress [Sullivan, Illinois]; April, 1978

Mrs.  Douglas   Kincade*  services   held   in   Calif.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Douglas (Esther) Kincade,* 83, of Lovington, were held in Redondo Beach, Calif.

        Mrs. Kincade* died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.  She was born in Olney, Sept. 3, 1894, a daughter of Charles and Dora Stroud and married Douglas Kincade.*  He preceded her in death.

        Survivors include two sons, Charles of Lovington and Robert of Redondo Beach, Calif.; daughters, Mrs. Rondo (Anna Mae) Newberry of Lovington and Mrs. Michael (Virginia) Campanella of Selemyer,** Calif.; two brothers, Charles of Salem and Elmer of Boston, Mass.; one sister, Freda Stroud of Lovington; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

        Two brothers preceded her in death.

Submitter's Notes:

       * This name should be spelled KINKADE.  [See her husband's obituary and his other records and her U.S., Social Security Death Index and FINDAGRAVE.

        **  I could not find a SELEMYER, California.  Perhaps it is SYLMAR.


Kinkade, Iva W. Kinkade, nee Winland

Source:  The Advocate [Newark, Ohio]; Monday, August 14, 1978

        Services for Iva W. Kinkade, 84, of 41 N. 40th St., will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta and Johnston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Lynn officiating.  Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.

        Mrs. Kinkade died Sunday in Licking Memorial Hospital.  She was born July 2, 1894 in Monroe County to the late James A. and Millissa (Gardner) Winland.

        She came to Newark in 1925 and was employed as a licensed practical nurse.  She was a member of the Heath Church of Christ.

        Her husband, Douglas Kinkade, died in 1932.  Her son Loren and daughter Thelma are also deceased.  Surviving is one brother, Earl Winland of Sharon Center, Ohio.

        Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Kinkade, Ruth M. Kinkade, nee Riehl

Source:  The Tampa [Florida] Tribune; probably 20 or 21 Nov 1978

        RUTH  M.  KINKADE,  of Tampa died Sunday.  A native of Pittsburg [sic--Pittsburgh], Pa., she was an area resident for 40 years.  She is survived by one brother, Raymond E. Riehl of Tampa, and one sister, J. Maybelle Joyce of Pittsburg [sic--Pittsburgh], Pa.

B. Marion Reed

*Submitter's Note:  Below is the funeral announcement.


Kinkade, Ruth M. Kinkade, nee Riehl

Source:  The Tampa [Florida] Tribune; Saturday, November 25, 1978


        Funeral services for Ruth M. Kinkade of Tampa were held on Wednesday, November 22, 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.  A native of Pittsburgh, she had been a resident of Tampa for the past 40 years.  She was the widow of the late E. T. Kinkade.  She is survived by her brother, Raymond E. Riehl, Tampa; and sister, J. Maybelle Joyce, Pittsburgh.


Kirkbride, Isaac Kirkbride

Source: Obituaries from Belmont County Newspapers, CA 1941-1981

     Isaac Kirkbride, 71, of Jerusalem Route 1, died Friday afternoon, September 8, 1978, at Barnesville Hospital following a short illness.

     He was born February 10, 1907, in Belmont County, the son of the late Ezra and Cora Pittman Kirkbride.

     Mr. Kirkbride was a member of the Bush Church of Christ near Malaga.

     Surviving are his wife, Edna Truex Kirkbride; ; two sons, Marvin Kirkbride of Woodsfield, and Ronald Kirkbride, of Jerusalem; one daughter, Mrs. Sonny (Patricia) Palmer, of Woodsfield; two brothers, Vernon Kirkbride and Ernest Kirkbride, of Quaker City, and six grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Bush Church of Christ with Minister James Gallagher officiating. Burial was in the Jerusalem Cemetery with the Harper Funeral Home of Beallsville in charge. 


Kroning, Chester E. Kroning

Source:  The Houston [Texas] Chronicle; 24 Feb 1978


CHESTER  E.  KRONING, 80, passed away Wednesday.  Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Ruby Kroning; sisters, Mrs. Anna Lamb, Miss Emma Kroning all of Houston, Mrs. Johnelle Chambers of Temple; brothers, D. L. and Roger Kroning both of Houston; a number of other relatives.  Graveside services 3:00 p.m. Friday, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.  Rev. T. S. Green officiating.  HEIGHTS FUNERAL HOME, 1317 Heights Blvd., 862-8844.


Leach, Rebecca J. Leach nee Carpenter

Source:  Cambridge [OHIO] Jeffersonian, Tuesday, 25 Sept. 1978

       SUMMERFIELD---Mrs. Rebecca J. Leach, 81, Quaker City R.D.1, died at 6:35 A.M. today (Sept. 25, 1978) at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, where she was a patient one day.    She was born Sept. 9, 1897, near Calais, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Pierce Carpenter, and was a member of Beaver Baptist Church and Summerfield American Legion Auxiliary.     Mrs. Leach leaves two daughters, Mrs. Edna Stephen, Canton, and Mrs. Mary Baker, Lewisville R.D. 1; three sons, Roy Leach, Quaker City R.D. 1, Edward (Dick) Leach and Rodney Leach, both of Canton; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Goldie Carpenter, Batesville; and one brother, Joseph Carpenter, West Lafayette. Her husband, Acel Leach, died in June 1977. Friends may call at Brubach Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday. Services will be at 1 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Phillip Golden officiating. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery.


Leasure, Anna Marie Leasure, nee Brown

Source:  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Thursday, 9 Feb. 1978

       WOODSFIELD.--Services for Mrs. Anna Marie Leasure, 72,of Sarahsville, will be held at 1 P.M. Friday at Gardner Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.

        Mrs. Leasure died at 4 A.M. Wednesday [Feb. 8, 1978] at Barnesville Hospital.

        She was born May 16, 1905,** the daughter of the late Matthew and Alice Leach Brown. Her husband, William Leasure, is deceased. Mrs. Leasure was a former resident of Monroe County and a member of Mount Tabor Cemetery, near Stafford.

        Mrs. Leasure leaves five sons, Eugene Leasure of Byesville, Dick of Barnesville, Raymond of near Lewisville, Leonard of near Summerfield and Carl of Batesville; four daughters, Mrs. Betty Barrett of Barnesville and Mrs. Ruth Bates, Mrs. Linda Long and Mrs. Dorothy Shafer, all of Sarahsville; 37 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Okey of Woodsfield and Mrs. May Mallett of near Lewisville.

        In addition to her husband and parents, a son and two daughters preceded her in death.

        Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

**Submitter's Note:  When using the figures provided on the Monroe County, Ohio, Marriage CD 10, page 246, the year of birth computed to 1904.


Lucas, Eleanor Lucas, nee Sakely

Source:  The Hammond [Indiana] Times; 17 Nov 1978

        ELEANOR  LUCAS, age 65, of Hammond, passed away Friday, November 17,* 1978.  Survivors:  husband, Elmer; one daughter, Mrs. Janet (William) Won [sic--Wonn] of Merrillville; one son, Robert (Kristin) Lucas of Hammond; two grandchildren; one brother, Louis (Marie) Sakely of South Hammond.

        Funeral services will be held Monday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. from Mysliwy Funeral Home, 4902 Reading Ave., East Chicago.  Burial:  Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

        Mrs. Lucas was a lifetime resident of the region.

*Submitter's Note:  Her death certificate gives November 16th as the date of death.

Mallett, Ida "May" Mallett, nee Brown

Mallett, May Mallet, nee Brown

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; Friday, March 3, 1978


        Mrs. May Mallett, 81, of Lewisville Route 2, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, at her home of an apparent heart attack.

        Born March 22, 1896 in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Mathew and Alice Leech [sic--Leach] Brown and was a member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church.

        She is survived by her husband, Clem, whom she married April 8, 1916; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Warden of Marietta and Mrs. Dorothy Ciesielczyk of Canton; three sons, Ralph and Albert of Marietta and Bernard of Anaheim, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Dessie Okey of Woodsfield.  A son, Edmond Mallett, preceded her in death.

        Burial was in Sutherland Cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  See funeral article below.


Mallett, Ida "May" Mallett, nee Brown

Mallett, May Mallet, nee Brown

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; Friday, March 3, 1978

Stafford by Odessa Miracle

        Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 for May Mallett, 81, at the William Mallett Funeral Home with Rev. James Price officiating.  Burial was in Sutherland Cemetery.


Manton, William Manton

Source:  OBITUARY EXTRACTS from JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS newspapers [online]

       MANTON, William; b: 14 Jan 1912, Pike Co., Il.; d: 16 Nov 1978, Rushville, Il. (Culbertson Hosp); Bu: Hebron Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Il.; M: Eva Kallenbach in 1932 in Pike Co., Il.; FA: Harry Manton; MO: Lela Robb; Resident of Route 4, Mt. Sterling, Il.; Survived by two sons: Glen of Quincy and Dale of Mt. Sterling; seven grand and three great grandchildren.; Preceded by a brother.


Mauck, Jean I. Mauck

Source:  Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio       Tuesday, October 3, 1978

STOW  --  Jean I. Mauck, 60, of 3479 Kent Rd., died Oct. 2.

Born in Cuyahoga Falls, she was a Stow resident most of her life and retured from Lamb Electric in 1975 after 37 years service.  She attended the First Christian Church in Stow.

She is survived by nephew, Kenneth Deacon, of Kent; several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Thursday, 11 a.m., at Redmon Funeral Home, where friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m., Rev. Leo M. Gregory officiating.  Burial Stow Cemetery.  (Redmon, Stow, 688-6631.)


McClellan, Clarence G. McClellan

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 29 or 30 Oct 1978

       Clarence G. McClellan, 80, 413 N. Mount Vernon Ave., Loudonville, died Saturday at his home.

        Born June 24, 1898, in Ashland County, he was the son of Milton and Alice Kistler McClellan.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Loudonville.

        His first wife, Bessie, preceded him in death in 1952.

        Surviving are his wife, Torice; three sons, Ralph of RD, Mansfield, Paul of Allen Park, Mich., and Clarence J. of RD 3, Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

        Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Banks-Byerly Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Lester Dresch officiating.  Burial will be in Nankin Cemetery.

        Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.


McCort, Mick A. McCort

Source:  The Barnesville [Ohio] Enterprise; 18 May 1978

        Mick A. McCort, infant son of Robert and Teri Hanlon McCort of 119 South Arch Street, Barnesville, died Wednesday May 10th at Barnesville Hospital.  He was born in Morgantown, W. Va., January 18, 1978.

        Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hanlon and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCort, all of Barnesville.

        Friends were received at the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home, where services were held Friday, May 12th at 11 A.M. with the Rev. William Worcester officiating.  Interment was made in Crestview Cemetery.


McCullick, Frances McCullick nee McCurdy

Source:  The Marietta [OHIO] Times; 18 Nov 1978, p 12

        Mrs. Frances McCullick, 68, of 510 Cherry Ave., Williamstown, died on arrival at Marietta Memorial Hospital last night.

        She was born Dec. 24, 1909 in Washington County, a daughter of the late Douglas and Clara Belle Medley McCurdy.  She was married to Clyde McCullick who preceded her in death.

        A daughter, Mrs. Patricia Hedrick of 634 Phillips St., and three sons, Donald McCullick of Barberton, Robert McCullick of Kalkaska, Mich.; and David McCullick of Gulfport, Miss., survive.  Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jennie Rhodes of Thornton, Colo., and a brother, Walter McCurdy.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

        There are 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

        Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the McClure-Schafer Funeral Home.


Meade, William Thomas Meade

Source:  The Grand Junction [Colorado] Daily Sentinel; 15 Apr 1978

        PALISADE -- William Thomas Meade, 58, of 3628 Road G710, died Thursday following an extended illness.

        Mr. Meade was a serviceman for the Ute Water Conservancy District, and had previously worked for Climax Uranium for 18 years.

        He was a member of the Palisade United Methodist Church and the Palisade American Legion No. 50.  He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II.  Mr. Meade enjoyed fishing.

        Born April 10, 1920, at Calumet, Okla., he spent his childhood in Oklahoma.  He came to Clifton in 1945, and married Betty Dolores Haines there Oct. 26, 1945.  Mrs. Meade survives.

        Survivors:  Wife, Betty; daughter, Miss Sandra Gaye Meade at home; son, Herbert Clyde Meade of Clifton; sisters, Mrs. Artie Jung of Okarche, Okla., Mrs. Ruby Dennis of Watonga, Okla., and Mrs. Mildred Owens of Buckeye, Ariz.; brother, Hugh E. Meade of Grand Junction; and a grandchild.  McLean's Funeral Home.

Funeral    Notices


        Funeral services for William Thomas Meade, 58, of Palisade will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Palisade United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Spear officiating.  Military honors at graveside by the Palisade, American Legion Post 50.  McLean Funeral Home in charge.


Mehlman, Arthur C. Mehlman

Source:  Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer:  12 Feb 1978, pg. 13 sec. 3


ARTHUR C. MEHLMAN, beloved husband of Treva, father of Charles and Barbara Farinacci, son of Charles, grandfather of Tom and Dan Farinacci, Scott and Steve Mehlman, brother of Leonard R. and Ruth A. Shankland.  Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at THE WELLS-KLOSS FUNERAL HOME, 5644 MAYFIELD RD. AT BRAINARD IN LYNDHURST.  Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M. SUNDAY.  Contributions would be appreciated to The Heart Fund.


Mercer, Etta Myrtle Mercer, nee Crawford

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; 12 Feb 1978


        MRS.  ETTA  MYRTLE  CRAFORD [sic--CRAWFORD] DALLISON, age 87.  Died Sat. 11 in the Minerva Convalescent Center.  Born June 6, 1890 in Uke, W. Va.  Daughter of the late Samuel & Martha Rockwell Crawford.  She is survived by two sons, Norvel Dallison of Canton and William Dallison of Bergholz.  Three daughters, Mr. Wilmer (Madaline)* Griffith of Bergholz, Mrs. Albert (Clarice) Mearin [sic–Merrin] of Canton and Mrs. William (Neva Lee) Cooper of Bergholz.  Ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 1974 and by one son, John.  Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home in Bergholz Sunday (today) 2-4 and 7-9.  Services Monday at 2 P.M.  Burial in the Bergholz Cemetery in Bergholz.

*Submitter’s Note:  This was spelled “Madeline” on her listing on the Social Security Death Index.


Miller, Dwight L. Miller

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; Tuesday, 12 Sep 1978


        Dwight L.,  age 22, of 921 Prospect Ave. SW, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday evening at Aultman Hospital.  A life resident of Canton, he had attended Lincoln High School and was preceded in death by his father, James O. Miller who passed away April 2, 1977.  He attended the Ninth St. Church of Christ.  Survivors include his mother, Geneva Miller of the home; one sister, Mrs. Larry (Diana) Davis of Magnolia; a brother, James A. Miller of the home; his grandmothers, Mrs. Florence Hutchison of Lewisville, Ohio and Mrs. Bertha Jackson of Cambridge, Ohio; two nephews, Scott and Troy Davis both of Magnolia and a niece Tonia Miller of the home.  There are several aunts and uncles also surviving.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.  Calling hours at the funeral home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  (Reed, 477-6721)


Moon, Madeline F. Moon, nee Sutton

Source:  The Toledo [Ohio] Blade; 3 Jan 1978

       Mrs. Madeline F. Moon, 69, of 5145 Bennett Rd., died Monday in Flower Hospital.  She was the widow of Lyle Moon. 

        Surviving are her sons, Richard Mueller and Curtis L. Mueller, stepson, Rolland Moon; stepdaughters, Mrs. Anna Mae Howard, Mrs. Sue Swartzbeck, and Mrs. Helen Carter, and brothers, B. Maxwell and Marion Sutton. 

        Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Ansberg-West Mortuary.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is another article with some additional facts.


Moon, Madeline F. Moon, nee Sutton

Source:  The Toledo [Ohio] Blade; 3 Jan 1978


        MADELINE, F. of 5145 Bennett Rd. on Monday.  Age 69 years.  Mother of Richard A. and Curtis L. Mueller; step-mother of Rolland Moon, Mrs. Anna Mae Howard, Mrs. Sue Swartzbeck, Mrs. Helen Carter; sister of B. Maxwell Sutton, Marion Sutton; 26 grandchildren survive.

        Friends may call at the ANSBERG - WEST MORTUARY, 3000 Sylvania Ave. (between Douglas and Secor Rd.) where Services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m.  Interment Toledo Memorial Park,  472-7633.


Morgenstern, Lula G. Morgenstern, nee Snodgrass

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 13 Apr 1978

        GROVE  CITY -- Mrs. Lula G. Morgenstern, 73, was found dead last night at her home at 3401 North Broadway Ave.  She died of natural causes.

        Born Aug. 30, 1905 at Caywood, she was a daughter of the late George and Sophia Covey Snodgrass.  She had lived in Marietta until moving 2 1/2 years ago to Grove City.  She was a member of the Lynch United Methodist Church.

        Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Neader of Cincinnati; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Vance of Crossnore, N.C.; and a brother, Charles Snodgrass of Marietta.

        She was married to Edward Morgenstern on Sept. 30, 1921.  He died in 1935.  She also was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, a brother and two sisters.

        Arrangements remain incomplete at the Cawley Funeral Home in Marietta.


Morris, Clesson Cecil Morris

Source:  Marietta Times [Washington Co., OH]; 15 Dec 1978

        Clesson Cecil Morris, 80, of 306 Marion St., died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

        He was born July 15, 1898 at Wingett Run, a son of the late William and Emma Moose Morris.

        He had lived in Marietta since 1971, moving here from Fenton, Mich.  He was retired from the Fisher Body Division of General Motors.  He was a veteran of World War I, a member  of the Washington County Barracks No. 1079 to the Veterans of World War I.

        Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Dye, whom he married Nov. 6, 1971; a son Ray of Fenton, Mich.; two stepsons, Fred Dye of Marietta and John Dye of Youngstown; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Sprague of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, a great-grandson; 15 stepgrandchildren, and seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother Oval D. of Marietta.

        He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Mary Steed, whom he married Nov. 14, 1922.  She died Jan. 11, 1965.  He was also preceded in death by a son, a stepson, three brothers and a sister.

        Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with the Rev. James D. Shotwell officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow.


Morris, Patricia S. Morris, nee Grimes

Source:  The Evening Review [East Liverpool, Ohio]; Tuesday, 24 Jan 1978

        Mrs. Patricia S. Morris, 49, of 733 Lang St. was dead on arrival at City Hospital today at 6:45 a.m. after taking ill suddenly at home.

        She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in  East Liverpool, a daughter of Mrs. Irene (Bub) Sharkey Grimes of East Liverpool and the late James P. Grimes.  She had resided here her lifetime.

        Mrs. Morris had been a legal secretary, working for Atty. Francis Lang for 14 years, and last working for Atty. Michael Kapp.

        She was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters of America and was president of the Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans.

        In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, John F. Morris, to whom she was married June 16, 1947, and a son, James J. Morris, at home.

        Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church.  Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

        Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon and night, where a wake service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m.


Morris, Roy C. Morris

Source:  The Flint [Michigan] Journal; 16 Aug 1978  Linden

        Morris, Roy C.---5061 Rolston Rd., age 53, died Tuesday, August 15, 1978 at Flint Osteopathic Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, 1978 at United Methodist Church of Linden.  Rev. James G. Simmons officiating.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Linden.  Mr. Morris may be seen at the Bowles and Sons Funeral Home in Linden until 11:30 Friday, then he will be taken to the Church until time of services.  Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church of Linden, Mens Club.

        Mr. Morris was born in Marietta, Ohio January 11, 1925, the son of Clesson C. Morris and Mary C. Steede.  He spent his lifetime in the Fenton and Linden area.  Mr. Morris married Patricia Murphy in Linden, MI., August 20, 1929,* and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Linden and the United Methodist Church Mens Club, a US Navy Veteran of World War II and spent 20 years as a home building contractor in the Linden and Fenton area, was a Boy Scout Committee Man for 12 years and was a manager of a Little League baseball team for 10 years.

        Surviving are:  wife, Anna Patricia; 2 sons, Randall C. of Grand Rapids, and Michael R. of Three Rivers; 3 daughters, Cheryl of Flint, Colleen at home and Kathy at home; grandson, Jason; father, Clesson C. of Marietta, Ohio; brother, Ray of Fenton.

        Arrangements by Bowles Funeral Inc., Linden.

 *Submitter's note:  The marriage date that appeared in the newspaper was a typo.  It should have been 1949, not 1929.


Morris, Wallace G. Morris

Source:  Carroll County Arkansas Historical and Genealogical Society

Published in the Star Progress [Berryville, Arkansas]; December 7, 1978, pg 22.

        Wallace G. Morris, 82, of Gibson City, Illinois, passed away Thursday Nov. 23, 1978 at the Gibson City Community Hospital of Gibson City, Illinois.

        Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 1978 at Lamb’s Funeral Home at Gibson City, Ill., with Rev. Gregory White and Fr. Dennis White officiating.  Burial was in Drummer Township Cemetery of Gibson City, Ill.

        Pallbearers were Eric Birkey, John Clifton, Dale Moxley, Joe Noland, Eugene Allen and Bloice Snilts.

        Mr. Morris was born May 24, 1896 in Indiana, a son of Joe and Melvina Morris.  He was married to Julia C. Witter, June 22, 1918 in Aden, Ill.

        Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, R. B. Morris of Berryville, Ark., Wayne Morris of Gibson City, Ill., and Robert W. Morris of Elliott, Ill.; and seven grandchildren, Russell, Billy Ray, Mary Ellen Morris of Berryville, Ark., Michael W. Morris of Anson, Texas, Linda, Chrysta and Albert Morris of Elliott, Ill., and one great-granddaughter.

        He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one daughter.

        He professed his faith in Christ many years ago.

        Mr. Morris was an employee of The Central Soya Plant of Gibson City for many years.

Submitted by PE Frichtl.


Moyer, James A. Moyer

Source:  The Bowling Green [Ohio] Sentinel-Tribune; 27 Mar 1978

Area crashes

take two lives

        Auto accidents took the lives of two northwestern Ohioans over the weekend.

        James A. Moyer, 20, Mount Corey, was killed Sunday night in a car-truck accident at the main intersection of his hometown.

        Charles Chapman, 91, Lima, died Saturday in St. Rita's Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car collision in Lima the day before.


Mylar, Mary Ann Mylar, nee Butler

Source:  The Salem [Ohio] News; 7 Dec 1978

        BELOIT -- Mrs. Mary A. Mylar, 91, of 962 S. 12th St. died at Canton Aultman Hospital at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday.

        Born in Cardiff, Wales, Nov. 9, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ann (Davies) Butler.

        She was a member of the Sebring Church of Christ and the Sebring Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

        She was preceded in death by three husbands, William G. Morrison, Charles Goodballet and Van Mylar; and a son, Frederick H. Morrison.

        She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Gladys) Brown of Beloit, Ruth Manypenny of Alliance, Mrs. Raymond (Gertrude) Mellinger of Salem, Mrs. Alberta Mercer of Sebring and Mrs. John (Lillian) Schroeder of Elkton, Va.; two sons, William G. Morrison of North Benton and Raymond E. Morrison of Sebring; a stepson, George Goodballet of Sebring; 23 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

        Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vogt-Gednetz Funeral Home in Sebring, with the Rev. Paul Mooney officiating.  Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

        Friends may call t the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.


Null, Bertha Null, nee Britton

Source:  The Bloomington [Indiana] Herald-Telephone; 10 Dec 1978

        JASONVILLE -- Funeral services for Bertha Null, 69, of Jasonville, who died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Greene County General Hospital, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the McClanahan Funeral Home in Jasonville.  Rev. Robert Ross will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Funk* Cemetery.

        Born May 29, 1909 in Sullivan City, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Britton.

        Surviving are her husband, Russell; three sons, John and Joe, both of Jasonville and Chas. of St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Klass of Clay City, Mrs. Gayle Mitchell of Simi Valley, Calif. and Mrs. Mary L. Burger of Jasonville; one brother, John F. Britton of Peoria, Ill.; and 15 grandchildren.

        Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

*Submitter's Note:  According to her death certificate, she is buried in Sink Cemetery, Clay Co., Indiana, the same cemetery where her husband Russell was buried when he died in 1987.


Oldemeyer, Gayle E. Oldemeyer, nee King

Source:  The Fort Morgan [Colorado] Times; 20 Apr 1978, p 2

        Mrs. Gayle E. Oldemeyer, 81, a resident of the Brush area for the past 57 years died Wednesday at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Home.

        Mrs. Oldemeyer was born Sept. 15, 1896 in Eaton.

        She was a member of the Rankin Presbyterian Church, the Order of Eastern Star No. 93 of Brush, and a past matron, had served seven years as advisor to Rainbow for Girls and was a member of Chapter T, PEO.

        She is survived by her husband Clarence Oldemeyer of Brush, two Sons, Dr. Robert K. of Longmont and Dr. Donald L. of Nyssa Ore., one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Decker of Colorado Springs and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Ford of Aptos, Calif. There are ? grandchildren.

        Funeral services will be held from the Rankin Presbyterian Church Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert Evans officiating. Interment will be at the Brush Memorial Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the Gale Funeral Home Friday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and memorial gifts may be made to the Rankin Presbyterian Church memorial fund.


Outten, Grady E. Outten

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; 10 May 1978

        Grady E. (George) Outten, 90, of 82 E. Youtz av., died May 7.

        He was a native of Princeton, Ky., and an Akron resident 60 years.  He retired in 1953, after 33 years service as a stationary engineer, at Brown & Graves Lumber Co., and a member of the Kenmore Church of the Nazarene.

        He is survived by his wife, Bessie Ann; daughters, Mrs. Martha Lynn of Cuyahoga Falls, Mrs. Myrhline Cope of Akron; stepdaughters, Mrs. Florence Underwood of Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Wilda Callahan of Akron, and Mrs. Ruth Holcomb of Denver, Colo.; stepson, Harry Weber of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.

        Visitation Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Schlup Funeral Chapel, Kenmore blvd. at Eighth st., where Rev. Richard H. Smith will conduct services Thursday, 1 p.m.  Burial Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Memorials my be made to the Society for the Blind.  (Schlup, Inc., 745-3131.)


Owings, LeRoy "Bill" Owings

Source:  The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois; 19 Apr 1978

        LeRoy "Bill" Owings 62, of 1129 N. Rutledge, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center.

        Born in Sullivan, Ind., Mr. Owings was a resident of Springfield for 31 years.  He was a member of Bethel Assembly Church and a veteran of World War II.

        Surviving are his wife, Melba; seven daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Rosalie) Holmes, Mrs. Bill (Brenda) Shirley, Mrs. Dan (Patsy) Diles, Sharon Fairchough[sic–Fairclough], Miss Shirley Owings and Mrs. Greg (Deborah) Brown, all of Springfield, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Snow of Farmersville; two sons, William LeRoy and Michael Lee, both of Springfield;15 grandchildren.

        Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Delbert Wells officiating.  Burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery.


Paulus, Herbert Paulus   

Source:  newspaper obituary from Redlands, California; Monday, 20 Feb 1978

                                          Herbert Paulus dies here at age of 80

        Herbert C. Paulus, 1221 West Palm avenue, a Redlands resident for 18 years, died here Friday at the age of 80.

        Mr. Paulus, a native of Woodsfield, Ohio, became active in the community after moving to Redlands.  He was a member of the Redlands Rotary club, Redlands Lodge 300 F & AM and affiliated with the Masonic order for 53 years; a member of Redlands Lawn Bowling club and Smiley Heights AARP chapter.

        He served with the U.S. Navy during World War I.

        Mr. Paulus leaves his wife, Ruth, of Redlands; a son, John L. Paulus, M.D., and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth A. Senour, both of Redlands; a brother, John L. Paulus of Massillon, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Niesz of Massillon and Mrs. Ethel Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

        Services will be at 2 p.m. Wedneday at the F. Arthur Cortner chapel with Rev. John D. Foerster, pastor of the First Evangelical Lutheran church, and officers of Redlands Masonic Lodge officiating.  Entombment will be at Hillside Memorial Park.

        The family suggests that friends who wish may make memorial contributions in Mr. Paulus' name to the Rotary Youth Fund, care of Roy Coble, P.O. Box 368, Redlands.


Perry, Ida Matilda Perry nee Feioch

Mrs. Ida M. Perry, 90, of 823 Green Ave SW was pronounced dead on arrival at Massillon City Hospital Monday at 10 a.m.  She was taken to the hospital by Stark Ambulance Service.  Her death followed a brief illness.  Mrs. Perry was born in Woodsfield in Monroe County and lived in Massillon for 60 years.  She was the widow of Joseph Perry who died in May, 1947.  She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and came to Massillon from Tarentum, Pa.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Willard (Dorothy) Lantz of Massillon and Mrs. Audrey Lynch of Warren: two sons, Joseph Perry and Dale Perry, both of Massillon; a sister Mrs. Mary Evans of Pompano Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hollinger Funeral Home with the officiating pastor to be named later.  Interment will be made in Massillon Cemetery.        Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.


Pope, Florence Pope, nee Wood

Source:  newspaper clipping posted on; November, 1978

Former   Atterbury   Employee

        Florence Pope, 61, Edinburgh, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Johnson County Hospital in Franklin.  She was a former employee of Camp Atterbury.

        Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Normal Funeral Home in Hope by the Rev. Wayne Bozell.  Burial will be at the Sidney Cemetery near St. Louis Crossing.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until time of the service.

        Mrs. Pope was born Jan. 1,* 1917, in Bartholomew County, to Milton and Frances Ervin Wood.  She was married to Herbert Pope on Feb. 8, 1936, and he died Dec. 20, 1971.  She had also been employed by the Amos Plastics Company in Edinburgh.

        Survivors include four sons, Floyd Pope of Route 11, Allan and Tom Pope of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Helen Burton of Franklin; two brothers, Don Wood of St. Louis Crossing and Milo Wood of Clifford; three sisters, Faustina Sims of St. Louis Crossing, Elma Graham of Waymansville and Mary Wood of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister.

*Submitter's Note:  The photo of her tombstone, as pictured on, shows the date as January 24.


Powless, Charles Oakley Powless

Source:  The Wayne County [Illinois] Press; 8 Jan 1979

Buried  Near  Wayne  City

        Charles Oakley Powless, 66, of Vandalia, died Sunday morning a week ago in a nursing home in that city.

        Services were conducted Thursday at the Frank Funeral Home in Flora with burial in the Hale Cemetery in Wayne City,

        He was born in Illinois Oct. 22, 1912, the son of Charles and Velda* (Hilliard) Powless.

        He was a retired farmer.

        Surviving are two daughters and two grandchildren.

Submitter’s Note:  Her name was VELLA.


Pratt, Agnes L. Pratt, nee Heffron

Source:  The Ashtabula [Ohio] Star Beacon; 15 Oct 1978

        ASHTABULA -- Mrs. Agnes L. Pratt, 81, of 521 W. 36th St., died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ashtabula General Hospital.

        Born in Ashtabula Nov. 12, 1896, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mildred Headley Heffron.  She was a lifelong resident of this area.

        Mrs. Pratt was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. and the Ashtabula County Historical Society.

        Survivors include a cousin, Dana Headley of Ashtabula.

        She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip on April 7, 1964.

        Funeral arrangements will be announced by Zaback Funeral Home, 500 Prospect Rd., Ashtabula.

        Mrs. Pratt requested contributions to the Memorial Fund of St. Peter's Episcopal Church or the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


Price, Asbury C. Price

Source:  The News Examiner, [Connersville, Indiana]; 20 Mar 1978

        Asbury C. Price, 80, 1307 East Fifth Street, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Fayette Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted March 8.  He had been in failing health the past year.

        Mr. Price was born December 5, 1897, in Greene County Indiana, one of six children of Zachariah and Cynthia Britton Price.  In 1937 he was married in Jeffersonville to Mary Pauline McGrew of Louisville, Ky.  They resided in Louisville until 1944, when they came to Connersville for residence.  He had been employed as a spray painter at Rex Manufacturing Company and its successor, Ford, until retiring in 1965.

        Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Stanley of Shelbyville and Mrs. Catherine Lozier of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Bobby Gene Price of Jacksonville, N.C.; a stepson, Billy McGrew of San Diego, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Francis Price of Shelbyville.  Two sisters, two brothers and two half-brothers preceded him in death.

        Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. K. W. Chandler, pastor of the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Miller Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.


Pyle, Genevieve Pyle, nee Cinnamon

Source:  The Stark County [Illinois] News; 13 Apr 1978

Mrs.     Genevieve     Pyle     Dies

        Mrs. Philip (Genevieve) Pyle of Toulon, died early Wednesday afternoon, April 6, 1978 at the home of her mother, Mrs. Winifred Cinnamon in Toulon, after an extended illness.

        Mrs. Pyle was born December 20, 1914 in Bureau County, the daughter of Louis and Winifred (Turnbull) Cinnamon.

        She was married to Philip T. Pyle, March 25, 1939 in Memphis, Mo.  He died May 21, 1971.

        She is survived by two sons, Terry of Washington, Ill., Philip L. of Toulon; one daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Fisher of Washington, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. Winifred Cinnamon, Toulon; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Frain, Miss Grace Cinnamon, both of Toulon and Mrs. Wilbur (Shirley) Packard of Eureka; one brother, Cecil Cinnamon, Neponset; and five grandchildren.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, father and one grandson.

        She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toulon, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 416* and was Distribution Clerk at the Toulon Post Office for 13* years.

        Calling hours were held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday night at the Kidd Funeral Home with services at 1 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Wayne Brackett of the Toulon First Baptist Church officiating.

        Mrs. Deann Allen was organist.  Pallbearers were Floyd White, Ralph Gerard, Bob Claybaugh, Marilyn Duncan, Roy Schmidt and Roy Bennett.  Burial was in the Toulon Cemetery.

Submitter's Note:  The last digit of these numbers were difficult to read.  The possibilities included 3, 5, 6, or 8.


Radcliff, Cameron C. Radcliff

Source:  FINDAGRAVE.COM web site; 6 or 7 Feb 1978

        Cameron C. Radcliff, 78 of St. Marys died Tuesday morning at his residence. He was born in Wirt County, a son of the late William R. and Mary Foutty Radcliff. He was a retired rural mail carrier. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Brown Radcliff, one son, George of Newport Ohio, one daughter, Mary Nell Nylar* of Vienna, one sister, Miss Zenia Radcliff of St. Marys; three grandchildren.

        Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Rev. Rex Hadley officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  This should be spelled MYLAR.


Rogers, Cecil L. Rogers

Source:  The Shelbyville [Indiana] News; 18 Nov 1978

        Cecil L. Rogers, 75, 421 E. Franklin St., died at 11:20 p.m. Friday at Major Hospital where he had been admitted that morning after becoming ill suddenly.

        He had resided in Shelbyville until moving to Indianapolis in 1962 and then moved back here in 1973.  Mr. Rogers served with the Army in the European campaign during World War II and belong to the Vine Street United Methodist Church.

        Born July 27, 1903 in Needham, he was a son of Samuel and Catherine (Swango) Rogers.

        Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joanne Richey, Greensburg, and a son, Donald Rogers of Arizona.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

        Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Francis Applegate officiating.  Burial will be in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p.m. Sunday.


Rogers, Daniel F. Rogers           

Source:  The Bloomington [Indiana] Herald-Telephone; April 17, 1978

        Daniel F. Rogers, 32, of 6819 S. Shields Rd., died Saturday at his residence.

        He was born March 2, 1946, in Bloomington, the son of Floyd T. and Pauline (Voland) Rogers.  He was a construction worker.

        Surviving are his wife, Wygonda (Todd); his mother, Pauline Rogers of Bloomington; one son Aaron, at home; one daughter, Carrie, at home; seven sisters, Wilma Mae Branam, Barbara Jean Van Buskirk, Nancy Capps, Connie Van Pelt, all of Bloomington, Pattie Ann Chambers of Indianapolis, Betty Sue Bender of California and Bonnie Houshour* of Columbus; four brothers, Floyd Ray, Richard Keith and James Lee, all of Bloomington, and Eddie Ray of Texas.

        Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Colonial Chapel with the Rev. William Bradley officiating.  Burial will be at Allen Creek Cemetery in Monroe County.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and until time of service of [sic] Tuesday.

*Submitter’s Note: In the obituary of Eddie Roy Rogers (Daniel’s brother), Bonnie is referred to as Eddie’s  daughter, not as a sister.  Daniel’s and Eddie's mother refers to her as a daughter and the obits of both Daniel and Floyd referred to Bonnie as a sister.  Not listed in the obituary of Floyd T. Rogers as one of his 11 children.


Scaffide, Philip Scaffide

Source:  The Daily Jeffersonian, [Cambridge, Ohio]; 16 Jun 1978

        FREEPORT -- Philip Scaffide, 54, of Freeport, died today (June 16, 1978) at Barnesville Hospital following a lengthy illness.

        He was born at Sandyville on April 21, 1924, to Joseph and Dorothy Coli Scaffide.  He operated the Scaffide Hardware in Freeport and was a plumber by trade.  He was a member of St. Matthias Catholic Church and a World War II veteran.

        He leaves his wife, Ruth Turner Scaffide; a son, Michael of Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Candice) Slack and Mrs. Richard (Lynn) Dunlap of Freeport; two brothers, Joseph of Bolivar and Charlie of Sandyville; a sister, Danina Pacciole of Sandyville; and nine grandchildren.

        Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Freeport.  The rosary will be recited Saturday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church, Freeport, with the Rev. Fr. Roger Foys as celebrant.  Burial will be in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.


Scales, John Homer Scales

Source:  The Terre Haute [Indiana] Tribune; Friday, July 21, 1978, page 2

        HYMERA -- Services for John Homer Scales, 68, Route 1, Shelburn, who died at 8:25  a.m. Thursday in Union Hospital, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McHugh Hymera Chapel.  Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday.  He was a member of Hymera First Baptist Church, Hymera Masonic Shrine, York Rite and Zorah Shrine.

        Surviving are four daughters, Georgia Hutchinson,* Route 2, Shelburn; Mrs. Zada Barnett and Rosemary Keller, both of Hymera; Betty Enochs, LaPorte, Ind.; a son, Gerald, Farmersburg; a sister, Sarah Miller, LaPorte; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

*Submitter's Note:  Other records show the name spelled as HUTCHISON.


Seeds, Vaughn E. Seeds 

Source:  The Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch; Wednesday, December 13, 1978


Vaughn E. Seeds, age 73, Retired Fire and Police Communications Dept.  Member of Mars Radio Club, Central Radio Club, American Radio Relay League, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 50 years service as a licensed radio amateur operator.  Member of various square dance clubs.  Survived by wife, Marie G.; daughter and son-on-law [sic], Kathryn and Thomas Keefe; grandchildren, Mrs. Michelle Thomas, Mrs. Jodelle Cunningham; Patrick and Meagan Keefe; great granddaughter, Brooke Thomas; brother, Neil O. Seeds, Arcadia, Calif.; sister-in-law, Lucille Smith; niece, Laralu Smith, New York; several nephews.  Friends may call JERRY SPEARS, 2693 W. Broad St., Wednesday 7-9 p.m., Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held 1 p.m. Friday.  Interment Sunset Cemetery.  Rev. Herman Emmert, Glenwood United Methodist Church officiating.


Seevers, Harold Seevers

Source: The Evening Review [East Liverpool, Ohio]; Wednesday, February 1, 1978

        Harold A. Seevers, 62, of 206 W. Church Lane died Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. in City Hospital following a long illness.

        A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Seevers was born March 13, 1915 in East Liverpool, a son of Perry Seevers and Sena Goodballet Seevers Schneider.

        He was retired from the Crucible Steel Division of Colt Industries.

        Survivors include two daughters Mrs. James (Barbara) Jones of Cuyahoga Falls and Mrs. Ronald (Sena) Boyd Jr. of Dunbar, PA; a son Charles W. Seevers of Canton; a brother Clinton R. Seevers of Buena Park, Calif. nine grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

        Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Dawson Funeral Home here with burial in Riverview Cemetery.


Simpson, Janice Simpson

Simpson, Jeanette Simpson

Source:  The Perry County [Indiana] News; Monday, 27 Nov 1978, by George Stuteville, News Staff Writer

Near     Grandview     Friday     night

         4     die       in     fiery     crash

        GRANDVIEW -- Four Perry County girls, two of them sisters and all of them Cannelton and Tell City residents, were killed Friday night in a tragic fiery auto crash almost six miles east of Grandview on highway 66.

        Dead are sisters Janice, 24, and Jeanette Simpson,21 of 1437 13th St., Tell City; Cheryl Young, 16, of 35 Pleasant Valley and Kim Thorn, 16, of 656 E. Seventh, both of Cannelton.

        It took state police several hours to determine the cause of the accident that took place at 11:50 p.m.  Troopers said the vehicle driven by Miss Young was enroute west and apparently crossed the center line in front of the Simpson vehicle.

        Both cars were 1972 Ford Torinos.  The autos burst into flames upon impact, state police said.  Three of the bodies were burned extensively.  A fourth was thrown from the wreckage and burned slightly.

        All died from internal injuries, according to police.

        Relatives of the Simpson girls said the sisters had been shopping in Evansville.  The girls had told their mother that they may be late returning to Tell City if a movie was playing.  They had apparently stayed late for the meeting.

        Janice was the valedictorian of her graduating class of 1972.  She was also a graduate from Indiana State University, Terre Haute and had taken post-graduate classes in vocal training at the University of Louisville.  She was recently named as the religious instruction coordinator at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

        Jeanette graduated with honors from Tell City High School.  She was a senior at ISU, Terre Haute and would have graduated in May.

        Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday morning at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home for the Simpson girls.

        They were the daughters of Mrs. Frieda (Rothwell) Simpson.

        Their father, Ralph, died Jan. 30. 1975.  Survivors in addition to their mother include a brother, John.


Simpson, Olof Simpson

Source:  The Wayne Co. [Illinois] Press; 24 Jul 1978

Olof  Simpson,  Oldtimer  at Geff  Dies  at  Altamont  Nursing  Home

        A native of the Geff community, Olof E. Simpson, 88, died Friday at 12:45 p.m. at the Pleasant Acre Nursing Home in Altamont.

        He suffered a massive stroke a year and a half ago after which he entered the home.

        He was the father of Mrs. Hugh Cisne, of Geff.

                                                  Visitation Tonight

        The remains were moved to the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne where visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday evening (tonight).  Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with Bro. Tom Rippy in charge.  Burial will follow in the Oak Valley Baptist cemetery.

        Mr. Simpson was born on a farm west of Geff in the Oak Valley community on March 3, 1890, the son of John W. and Emily Simpson.  He lived in that area many years.

        He was married to Ida Mae Davis at Geff in 1912 and to this union one daughter, Norma, wife of Hugh Cisne, of Geff, and one son, John W. Simpson, of St. Louis, now deceased, was born.  She died in 1917.

                                                      Married Again

        He was married to Beulah Hilliard on January 10, 1919,* and to this union were born two daughters, Emma,wife of Vernon Duncan, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Mary, wife of Lewis Folwer, of Bloomington, Ill.; four sons, Olof, Jr., of Streator, Ill.; Roscoe, of Rutland; James, near Collinsville; and Ira, of Decatur.

        Years ago, the family moved to northern Illinois and settled in the Rutland-Wenona area where he farmed and worked for a grain elevator.  Later he moved to Kinmundy and lived there until his health failed and he was moved to the nursing home.

        He was a long time member of the Oak Valley Baptist church.

*Submitter's Note:  His wife Beulah's obituary gives the marriage date as December 10, 1919.


Smith, Fred H. Smith

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; Friday, 28 Jul 1978

        Services for Fred H. Smith, 73, Indianapolis, a World War I Army veteran will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, with burial in Marco (Ind.) Cemetery.  He died Wednesday in Community Hospital.  A Clinton native and 56-year Indianapolis resident, he was supervisor of the power plant at Evans Milling Co. 42 years, retiring in 1977.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma Smith, and three sons, Donald E., Robert G. and Thomas L. (Ike) Smith, all of Indianapolis.

[Submitter's Note:  Below is a funeral announcement.]


Smith, Fred H. Smith

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; Saturday, 29 Jul 1978


Mr. Fred H. Smith, age 73, husband of Wilma L. Smith, father of Donald E., Robert G. and Thomas (Ike) Smith, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brother of Mrs. Ruby Radliff.  Funeral Monday, July 31, 10 a.m., SHIRLEY  BROS.  IRVING  HILL  CHAPEL, 5377 E. Wash. St.  Calling Saturday and Sunday 1 to 9 p.m.


Smittle, Samantha Rush Smittle

March  1978 newspaper

Sardis, Ohio - Samantha Rush Smittle, 89 of Sardis died Saturday Mar. 11, at the Barnesville General Hospital, Barnesville. She was a member of Narrows Run Church of Christ, Sardis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Smittle in 1976. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Modjeska Anderson of Canton, Mrs. Clara Morris of Paden City, Mrs. Jeanette Foutty of Fly, Mrs. Marilyn Lively of Hannibal and Mrs. Sarah Bowen and Mrs. Gaynell Van Camp, both of Sardis; one son, Gary Smittle of Sardis; three sisters, Mrs. Wanda Harding of Fairmont; Mrs. Goldie Russell of Wheeling and Mrs. Freda Edmunds of Reading, Pa.; 24 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Rush Funeral Home, Sardis, where services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment in Sardis Cemetery.


Stalder, Caroline R. Stalder, nee Gauding

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times Leader; 17 Aug 1978

        Caroline R. Stalder, 92, of RD 2, Sardis, died Wednesday afternoon at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. Va.  She was born at Sardis, Dec. 2, 1885, a daughter of the late Charles and Wilhelmina Hartlieb Gauding.

        She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

        Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Marie) Miller of Sardis; two sons, Grover Stalder of Martins Ferry and Robert Stalder of Sardis; 12 grandchildren,18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

        Friends received at the Rush Funeral Home, Sardis, after 7 this evening where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.  Burial in Sardis Cemetery, Sardis.


Stickle, Madeline Stickle, nee Adams

Source:  The Toledo [Ohio] Blade; 25 Apr 1978

        Mrs. Madeline Stickle, 58, of 2445 Airport Hwy., died today in St. Luke's Hospital.  She worked at the former City Dry Cleaners, on East Woodruff Avenue, as an inspector for six years, retiring in 1968.

        Surviving are her husband, Richard; daughters, Mrs. Pat Slicker and Mrs. Helen Joann Mock; sisters, Mrs. Helen Hoffman, Mrs. Virginia Hockett, Mrs. Ruby Nowaczyk, Mrs. Ethel McCamey* and Mrs. Norma Czerniak; brothers, Carl, Bert and Robert Adams.

        Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Maison-Dardenne Mortuary, Maumee, where the body will be Wednesday after 3 p.m.  The family requests that any tributes be in the form of contributions to Faith Lutheran Church, Toledo, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Submitter's Notes: 

        * This was difficult to read and could perhaps have been MC CARNEY.

        ** Below is the next day's obituary.


Stickle, Madeline Stickle, nee Adams

Source:  The Toledo [Ohio] Blade; 26 Apr 1978


        MRS.  MADELINE  YEAGER,  age 58, of 2445 Airport Hwy., Tuesday.  Beloved wife of Richard; mother of Mrs. Pat Slicker, and Mrs. Helen Joann Mock, both of Toledo; also 8* grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister of Mrs. Helen Hoffman, Waterville, Mrs. Virginia Hockett, Mrs. Ruby Nowaczyk and Mrs. Ethel McCamey, all of Toledo, Mrs. Norma Czerniak, Sylvania, Carl Adams, Perrysburg, Bert Adams, Toledo and Robert Adams, Perrysburg.

        Friends may call at MAISON-DARDENNE  FUNERAL  HOME, Maumee, where services will be held Friday at 1 p.m.  Interment Toledo Memorial Park.  The family suggests memorials to Faith Lutheran Church.

*Submitter's Notes:  My copy of the obituary was not very clear.  I think this is an eight, but am not positive.  Above is the preceding day's obituary.


Stilabower, Carol Edmond Stilabower

Source: The Shelbyville [Indiana] News:  12 Dec 1978


        Services for Carol Edmond Stilabower, 56, 437 N. Mitchner St., Indianapolis, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carmony Funeral Home.  He died at 3 a.m. Monday at Community Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since Nov. 13.  He had been in failing health one year.

        Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and at 8:30 p.m. there will be Masonic services at the funeral home.  The Rev. James H. Horner will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

        Mr. Stilabower had been an employee of Indiana Bell Telephone, Indianapolis, for 20 years.  He was a facility assigner.

        He had been a lifelong resident of Shelbyville until moving to Indianapolis in 1971.  An Army Air Force veteran of World War II serving in the European Theater, he belonged to the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and the Firt Christian Church here.

        Born June 6, 1922 in Shelbyville, a son of Ralph and Lela (Cherry) Stilabower, he was married June 27, 1971 to Margie Irvin, who survives.

        Also surviving are a son, Michael E. Stilabower, Indianapolis; two stepchildren, Jeffery Irvin and Mrs. Del (Nancy) Carter, both of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Lois Jean) Meltzer, R. R. 6, Shelbyville; and a granddaughter.


Stonebraker, Karl D. Stonebraker

Source:  The Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer; 10 Jun 1978


        KARL  D.  STONEBRAKER, beloved husband of Virginia (nee Jackson), dear father of Karl Jr. and Mark, grandfather of Abigail and Brad, son of D.F. Stonebraker, brother of Mrs. Mark (Gay) George.  Services Sunday June 11, 1978, at 6 p.m. at the Bedford Church of The Nazarene, 365 Center Rd.  Friends received at THE  JOHNSON - ROMITO  FUNERAL  HOME,  521  BROADWAY,  BEDFORD,  O.  SATURDAY  3-5 AND 7-9 P.M.


Stuff, Andy W. Stuff

Source:  Daily Record [Wooster, Ohio]; 19 Jun 1978

        RITTMAN--Andy W. Stuff, 72, of 119 West Hill, Rittman, died Saturday at the home of a son.

        Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, where friends may call today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The Rev. James E. Watt of Milton United Presbyterian Church will officiate, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

        He was born in Millersburg and had lived in Orrville before moving to Rittman 40 years ago.  He had been an installer-repairman for Telephone Service Co. of Ohio and its successor, United Telephone Co., for 46 years before retiring in 1970.  He then worked for Doylestown Telephone Co. for seven years.

        He enjoyed playing banjo and for many years had played at Rittman PTA minstrel shows.  He was a charter member of Pioneer Club of the Independent Telephone Companies of Ohio.

        Surviving are his wife, Imogene; a son, Jack of Rittman, and three grandchildren.


Taylor, Ida Taylor, nee Young
Source: Newspaper clipping, Dec. 1978
    Mrs. C.B. Taylor, 95, Woodsfield, Ohio R. D. 3, died Thursday, December 28, 1978, at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio following an illness.
    She was born June 1, 1883, at Lewisville, Ohio, the daughter of Michael and Mollie Frank Young. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ at Lewisville. Her husband, C. B. Taylor, died in 1962.
    She leaves several nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at Bauer and Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with Minister Muriel Pool officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Middle Church Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio, R. D. 1. 


Thomas, James "Elmer" Thomas

Source:  The Athens [Ohio] Times; 2 Apr 1978

J. E. Thomas

        ALBANY -- J. E. (Elmer) Thomas, 79, Albany, died Friday at University Hospital in Columbus.

        Born in Washington County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Albert and Sarah Thomas.  He was a retired oilwell worker.

        He is survived [by]* his wife, Myrtle Mendenhall Thomas; three sons, Harley of Chillicothe, Lloyd of Albany, and Paul of Charleston, W. Va.; two daughters, Opal Colburn of Albany and Helen Parker of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Amanda Westbrook and Martha Westbrook, both of Marietta, one brother, Oscar Thomas of Marietta; and 14 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

        He was preceded in death by a brother Everett.

        Services will [be]* Monday, 2 p.m., at the Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Griffith offiating [sic–officiating].  Burial will be in the Alexander Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today after 2.

 *Submitter's Notes:  The words in brackets were missing from the newspaper's obituary.


Thomas, Myrtle Thomas, nee Mendenhall

Source:  The Athens [Ohio] Times; 1 May 1978

        ALBANY -- Mrs. Myrtle M. Thomas, 77, of State Street, died Sunday at Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville.

        Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elisa Herlan Mendenhall.  She was a member of the Pine Ridge United Methodist Church.

        She is survived by three sons, Harley of Chillicothe, Lloyd of Albany, and Paul of Charleston, W.Va.; two daughters, Opal Colburn of Albany, and Helen Parker of El Paso, Texas; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three sisters; Edna Mendenhall of Detroit, Mich., Marie Kirkbride of Elyria, and Mary Bowersock of Bay City, Mich.

        She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Thomas, and a brother, John Mendenhall.

        Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Shue officiating.  Burial will be at Alexander Cemtery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.


Thompson, Lloyd Thomas Thompson

Source:  clipping of obituary posted on; 19 or 20 Jan 1978

Local   Carpenter

L. T.     Thompson

1328   Franklin

        Lloyd Thomas Thompson, 53, 1328 Franklin, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis.  He had been ill two months and in the hospital three weeks.

        Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reed and Jewell Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Persons may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

        Thompson was born May 1, 1924, in Marion County to Curt and Josie Childers Thompson.  A veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, he lived most of his life in Columbus and was a self-employed carpenter.

        Survivors include four daughters, Beverly Carmer and Becky Sue Thompson, both of 1328 Franklin, Shirley Abner of Columbus and Kathlene Thompson of 1217 Lafayette; seven sons, Harold Thompson of Lowell Addition, Gerald Thompson of Eighth Street, Tommy Thompson of Route 11 and Lloyd Thompson Jr., Ronnie, David and John Thompson, all of 1217 Lafayette; four brothers, Ben Thompson of 523 S. Mapleton, Glen Thompson of Lowell Addition, Floyd and Harry Thompson, both of 1303 Hutchins; a half brother, Roy Deal of Edinburgh; a half sister, Elvie Schutter of Columbus, and eight grandchildren.


Tubaugh, Helenna S. Tubaugh

Source: The Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer; 6 Feb 1978


        HELENNA S. TUBAUGH, age 87 yrs. of Hillcrest Care Center, Waterville, O. formerly of Cleveland Hts. O. on Saturday afternoon, widow of Russell, beloved mother of Mrs. Charles P. (Patricia) Leech of Whitehouse, O., grandmother of two also of one deceased.  Body will be taken to TURNER FUNERAL  HOME, in Woodsfield, O. on Monday by the MERRIAM  HOME FOR  FUNERALS,  WATERVILLE where services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Interment Oaklawn Cementery [sic] in Woodsfield, O.


Tuley, Catherine Viola Tuley, nee Stanford

Source:  photo of obituary posted on by Mark E. Wirey; 17 Feb 1978

Sister   in   Edinburgh

Catherine   V.   Tuley


        INDIANAPOLIS -- Catherine Viola Tuley, 53, Morgantown route 3, died Tuesday afternoon at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was the sister of Freda Gardner of Edinburgh.

        Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gospel Assembly of Indianapolis, 5809 Bluff, by Joe Hazlett.

        Persons may call today at Vandiver-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.  Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Greenwood.

        Mrs. Tuley was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Brown County to the late Edmond Stanford and Zelma Wells Stanford of Franklin.  She was married to Bill J.* Tuley Dec. 17, 1954, at Shelbyville and he survives.

        Other survivors include a son, Lincoln Tuley, at home, and two other sisters, Mae Smith of Franklin and Audrey Fitzgerald of Morgantown.

*Submitter’s Note:  On Billy’s own obituary the middle initial is L.


Voland, Charles E. Voland

Source:  Chronicle Tribune, Marion, Indiana; Tuesday, November 7, 1978

GAS CITY--The funeral for Charles E. Voland, 81, 612 E. N. "D" St., Gas City, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jay-Swift & Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.  The Rev. Warren E. Roney will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.

       Mr. Voland died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday in the Marion VA Hospital after a long illness.

       Survivors include three sons, Floyd, Melvin and Doug Voland, all of Gas City; four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Louise) Buckler and Mrs. Emogene Alexander, both of Marion, and Mrs. Carl (Ruby) Crosby, and Mrs. Bert (Leona) Cummings, both of Gas City; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

       Friends may call at the funeral home.


Voland, George W. Voland

Source:  The Chronicle Tribune [Marion, Indiana]; Tuesday, May 2, 1978

HOUSTON, Tex.--George William Voland, 54, Houston, Tex., died April 27 in Houston, Tex.

        Mr. Voland was a native of Gas City and had resided in Houston for seven years.

        Survivors include his wife, Maria; four daughters, Yvonne Voland, Houston, Tex., Carrie, Lauri and Jan Voland, all of Indiana; five sons, George William Jr., Jimmy Joe, William, Kirk and Jack Voland, all of Indiana; seven brothers, Gwendal [sic], Bud and Ira Voland, all of Houston, and Leevon [sic] Lee Fennell, Larry Fennell, James William Voland and Jerry Voland, all of Indiana, and four sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Heights, Mrs. Mary Hammond, and Olga Fennell, all of Indiana, and Freida Fennell, Houston.

        The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in the Felix H. Morales and Son Funeral Home, Houston, with Mass at 11:15 a.m. today in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,Houston.  Father Thomas will officiate and burial will be in National Cemetery, Houston, with full military honors.


Voland, Goldie Colleen Voland, nee Brogdon

Source:  The Marion [Indiana] Chronicle-Tribune; Thursday, March 30, 1978

GAS CITY--Goldie Colleen Voland, 76, 812 E. N. "D" St., Gas City, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Marion General Hospital.

        A native of Huntington County, Mrs. Voland was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Gas City.

        Survivors include her husband, Charles; three sons, Floyd, Melvin and Doug Voland, all of Gas City; four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Louise) Buckler, and Mrs. Emogene Alexander, both of Marion and Mrs. Carl (Ruby) Crosby and Mrs. Bert (Leona) Cummings, both of Gas City; 23 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

        The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Jay-Swift &Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.  The Rev. Warren E. Roney will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.

        Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.  March 29, 1978


Voland, Oral Thomas [Ory] Voland

Source:  The Brown County [Indiana] Democrat ; 4 Jan 1978

        Oral Thomas (Ory) Voland, 77, died December 24 at Bartholomew County Hospital after a four-year illness.

        Voland was well-known in Brown County, having served as county surveyor for 26 years.  He lived at his home on Greasy Creek Road for 56 years.

        He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Nashville.

        Voland was born in Brown County October 4, 1900, the son of John and Louisa (Acton) Voland.

        He was one of 11 children.  Only one of the children, Charles Voland of the Soldiers Home, Marion, Indiana, survives.

        Voland is survived by his wife, Florence Margaret (Bradley) Voland.  The couple had been married on April 4, 1921.

        Other survivors include two sons, Howard Voland of Route 5 Nashville and Elmo Voland of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Sisson of Route 4 Nashville; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

        A third son, Elmer, died in infancy.

        A funeral service was conducted last Tuesday, December 27, at the Bond Funeral Home in Nashville.  The Rev. Don Ratliff officiated.  Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville.


Wear, Rolland “George” Wear

Source:  Times-Herald [Vallejo, CA]; Tuesday, 15 Aug 1978

        George Wear, 68, of 1032 Carolina St., died Sunday in a local hospital after a long illness.

        A native of Friend, Neb., he lived in Vallejo for 39 years. He was a retired appliance repairman at the Ed Pierce Electric Company.

       Wear is survived by his wife, Mildred; four sons, Donald, Vernon and Larry, all of Vallejo and Ronald of Green Valley; two sisters, Mayme Mendenhall of Hastings, Neb., and Bernice Moore of Rogers, Ark.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

        Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wiggins Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Stewart of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.

        Private intombment will be in Skyview Memorial Lawn. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the Wiggins Funeral Home.

        Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association of Contra Costa-Solano, 105 Astrid Drive, Pleasant Hill.


Wilson, Chester Wilson

Source:  photo of newspaper clipping, FINDAGRAVE  web site; 26 or 27 Jan 1978

        MILLERSBURG -- Chester J. Wilson, 42, 6 S. Alexander St., Millersburg, died Wednesday evening at Pomerene Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

        Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Elliott-Hartline Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Rohrer officiating.  Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

        He was born in Fairmount,* W. Va. to Ray and Martha Blair Wilson.  He married Lura Sloane, who survives.  He was a truck driver and veteran of the Korean War.

        Also surviving are four sons, Chester B. and John of the home, Vernon of Millersburg and Lloyd of Marietta; a daughter, Carol Ames of Millersburg; a grandson; his mother; a brother, Kenneth; and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Myers, all of Millersburg.

        His father, two brothers and a sister died previously.

*Submitter's Notes:  This is probably FAIRMONT, West Virginia. 

                                 Below is a change in the funeral plans.


Wilson, Chester Wilson

Source:  photo of newspaper clipping, FINDAGRAVE  web site; Jan 1978

Wilson Services

        MILLERSBURG -- Services for Chester J. Wilson, 42, of 6  S. Alexander St., Millersburg, have been rescheduled for Monday at 1 p.m. at Elliott-Hartline Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Rohrer officiating.

        Burial will be in Killbuck Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Wise, John S. Wise Jr.

Source: Memory Card  1978

       John S. Wise Jr.   b. Mar. 20, 1926          d. Jan. 24, 1978

Aged: 51 Yrs.- 10Mos.- 4 days

Services At: The Calais Church        Thursday, Jan. 26th       1:00 P.M.

Minister Officiating: Rev. Philip Golden

Burial: Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio

Arrangements By: Brubach


Workman, Clyde Workman, Jr.                 

Source:  The Bloomington [Indiana] Herald-Telephone; December 11, 1978

        LYONS -- Clyde Workman Jr., 56, of Lyons, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at his home.

        Born Aug. 18, 1922, in Greene County, he was the son of Clyde and Sadie (Page) Workman.

        He was a member of the Lyons American Legion, Lyons Fire Department, and past treasurer of the Lyons Community Club.  He was also a member of the L & M School Advisory Board and attended the Lyons Christian Church.  He was a veteran of WW II.

        Surviving are his wife, Helen (Cox); three daughters, Mrs. Connie Lewis, Linton, Mrs. Kay Sisk, Newberry, and Mrs. Debbie McCallum, Westphalia; two brothers, Ray Workman, Bicknell, and Fred Workman, Merrillville; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie King, Winchester, Mrs. Jean Fisher, Plainville, and Mrs. Helen Mullis, Lyons; a half sister, Mrs. B. E. Mowery, Caney; and five grandchildren.

        Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lyons Christian Church with the Rev. Tom Osborn officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Lyons, after 7 p.m. today.


Wright, Raymond A. Wright

Source:  The Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, WV; 4 Dec 1978

        Raymond A. Wright, 44, of Pine Grove, W.Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1978 in Ohio Valley Medical Center.  He was a member of Faith Temple, Middlebourne, W.Va., and a boiler maker.

        Surviving are his wife, Lois Kelley Wright; three sons, Mike of Pine Grove, Tony and Greg both at home, a daughter, Stacy Wright at home; a sister, Ethel Mae Elson of Reader, W.Va.

        Friends were received at the Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, where services were held Friday.  Interment in K of P Cemetery, Hastings.



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