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Monroe County Obituaries



Abner, Darlena L. Abner, nee Lucas

Source:  The Columbus [Indiana] Republic; 29 Sep 1981

Chilton   Abner's   Wife

Darlena   L.   Abner

1085   Jonesville

        Darlena L. Abner, 32, of 1085 Jonesville, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  The wife of Chilton E. Abner, she had been in failing health several months.

        Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Ernest Carroll at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home where persons may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. until time of service Thursday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

        Mrs. Abner was born at Columbus Dec. 4, 1948, the daughter of Norman L. and Betty J. Lucas of 767 Fairview.  She was married to Abner June 24, 1967.

        Surviving with her parents and husband are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Lucus* Sr. of Garden City and a half brother, Edward Bishop of North Vernon route 2.

*Submitter’s Note: This name has been seen spelled both as LUCUS and as LUCAS.


Adair, Sarah Louise Adair nee Carpenter

Source:   The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Saturday, 28 March 1981

         Sarah Louisa Adair, 88, was found dead at her home, 1301 Blaine Ave., Friday (March 27, 1981) about 3:30 P.M.  She had been in failing health for some time.

         She was born Aug. 15, 1892, in Monroe County, daughter of Arias and Sarah E. Morris Carpenter.  Her husband, Waldo Kenneth Adair, died May 28, 1959.  She was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

         She leaves a brother, I. O. (Bob) Carpenter and a sister, Olive Mull both of Whipple.

         Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at Scott-Atkinson Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Monday at 1 P.M. with the Rev. Phillip Fletcher officiating.  Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery.


Bauman, Lee Bauman

Source:  The Wooster [Ohio] Daily Record; 23 Jul 1981

       STERLING--Lee Bauman, 71, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Sterling, died Thursday (today) at Mesa Lutheran Hospital following a long illness.

        Military services will be held in Mesa.

        He was born in 1909 in Rittman to Della Bauman, who is living at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, and the late William W. Bauman.

        He had lived in the Sterling area and was retired from the Air Force, having served in the Pacific War Zone during World War II.

        Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, the former Ruth Webb, a native of Brisbane, Australia; two brothers, Walter of Sterling and William of Rittman; and two sisters, Mildred Marcovechio of Rittman and Selma Brown of Dover.

        A brother, Everett, died  previously.


Binegar, Jarod Robert Binegar

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 17 Jul 1981

        Jarod Robert Binegar, 5, of Newport, died Thursday night after the motorcycle he was riding collided with another vehicle in Newport according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

        He was born August 7, 1975, to Lyle and Sandra Holdren Binegar.  He attended Newport Elementary School kindergarten and the Newport Church of Christ.

        His parents survive with four brothers, John, Jeff, Jamie, and Shane all of the home; grandmothers, Erma Holdren and Carrie Binegar of Newport.

        Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home with evangelist William Deuell officiating.  Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.


Bowness, Sarah P. Bowness, nee Price

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; 21 Jul 1981

        Shelbyville, Ind. -- Graveside services for Sarah Price Bowness, 92, Shelbyville, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Hill Cemetery.  The widow of Robert Bowness, she died Sunday in a Shelbyville nursing home.  A native of Shelby County, she had lived many years in Miami, Fla., and Detroit, Mich., returning to Shelby County about two years ago.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Brown, Ruth Pratt Brown nee Pratt

Source:  Published in The Times Leader, Jan. 11, 1981 pg 9A   Submitted by P Frichtl

Ruth E. Brown, 71, of Belmont, died Thursday in Barnesville Hospital.  She was born Oct. 4, 1909 in Neffs, a daughter of the late Webster and Gertrude E. McCoy Pratt.  She was a member of the Church of Christ of Belmont and was a former employee of the Wadsworth Hospital, Wadsworth.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles West.

Surviving are her husband, George A. Brown; one son, Gerald West of Rittman; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Parker of Kimbolton; three stepsons, Franklin H. Brown of Bridgeport; Wayne A. Brown of Port Huron, Mich., and Joseph E. Brown of Red Bluff, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Darby (Nancy) Landers and Mrs. George (Betty) Redpath, both of Bellaire; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Final arrangements are incomplete.  Published in The Times Leader, Jan. 9, 1981 pg 11


Friends will be received at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Evangelist James Gallagher officiating.  Burial in Davis Cemetery, Bellaire.  Published in The Times Leader, Jan. 11, 1981 pg 9A   Submitted by P Frichtl


Brubach, Clarence A. Brubach

Source: Memory Card  1981

       Clarence A, Brubach     b. Dec.4, 1916     d. Sept. 19, 1981

Aged: 64 Yrs-9 Mos-15 Days


Burzine, Frank Burzine

Source:  The Big Spring [Howard Co., Texas] Herald; Thursday, 6 Aug 1981

        Frank Burzine, 51, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at a local hospital after a seven year illness.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Memorial Park under the direction of Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.  The Rev. Guy White of the East Fourth Baptist Church will officiate.

        He was born May 20, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio.  He married Louise Latourneau Feb. 10, 1967 in Tucumcari, N. M.  He moved to Big Spring three years ago from Artesia, N.M.  He was a retired house painter and carpenter.  He retired due to ill health.

        He is survived by his wife, Louise; two daughters, Katherine Brazine and Karen Brazine both of Big Spring; one step-daughter, Shirley Brown of Big Spring; three step-sons, Richard Letourneau and Tommy Letourneau both of Artesia, N.M.; and Johnny Letourneau of Big Spring; two grandchildren, Susan and Rebecca Brown.


Campbell, Edna Campbell, nee Kincade

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; 1 Dec 1981

        Shelbyville, Ind. -- Edna Kincade Campbell, 84, Shelbyville, died Monday in her home.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Vine Street United Methodist Church, of which she was a member.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Murphy Mortuary.  A native of Shelby County, she lived here most of her life.  She was a member of the church's Untied Methodist Women and was a past matron and 50-year member of the Shelbyville Order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include her husband,  William Campbell; five stepdaughters, Mary Katherine and Barbara Campbell, Louise Gaines, Bernice Coste and Freda Cotton; and three stepsons, Albert, Rolland and Wayne Campbell.


Cline, Stanley Murl Cline

Source:  newspaper article; Dec 1981

        Stanley Murl Cline, 55, of Marietta Rt. 4, died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in St. Josephs Hospital, Parkersburg following an extended illness.

        He was born Aug. 5, 1926, at Graysville to Mrs. Cline (Garnet) Schneider and the late Olvier Cline.  He was employed for 23 years as a millwright at Union Carbide.  He was a charter member and the oldest active member of the Warren Volunteer Fire Department and an emergency medical technician for the Warren VFD Rescue Squad.  He ws a graduate of Graysville High School and attended Mountain State College.

        In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Sister Arlene Weckbacher; one son, Tony Boyd of the home; one daughter, Mrs. James (Nicola) Rogers of Marietta; one half brother, Jay Cline of Short Creek, W.Va.; one sister, Eva Jean Antill of Woodsfield and two half sisters, Gertrude Gray of Wheeling, W.Va. and Mabel Welshan of Norwood, W.Va.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Trina Jo, one brother, one half brother and one half sister.

        Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Sutton officiating.  Burial will be in Tunnel Cemetery.  Friends may call today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Volunteer Fire Department.


Coble, Walter E. Coble

Source:  The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa; 23 Jun 1981

        Services for Walter E. Coble, 65, of 5025 John Deere Road, formerly of Delta, Iowa, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Delta United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Compentine Cemetery at Farson, Iowa.  Friends may call until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Behr's.  The remains will be transferred to the Fremont (Iowa) Funeral Chapel, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

        Mr. Coble died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the family residence.  He was born in Thornburg, Iowa, and was formerly employed at Flexsteel Industries Inc.  He then was employed at the John Deere Dubuque Works for many years.  He was a member of UAW Local 94.

        Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Hollingsworth; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Jo Ann) Davis of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Susan and Sheila Coble, both at home; five sons, Walter R. of Rt. 1 Dubuque, Larry L. of Hedrick, Iowa, and Roger D., Jerry H., and Daniel H. , all of Dubuque; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Doris) McAdams of Hyattsville, Md., and a brother, LaVern of Fremont, Iowa.

        Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.


Cox, Malcolm R. Cox

Source:  The Bloomington [Indiana] Herald-Telephone;  October 1, 1981

        LINTON -- Malcolm R. Cox, 60, of Linton, died Tuesday at this residence.

        Born Jan. 9, 1921, in Greene County, he was the son of John T. and Lillie (Lucas) Cox.  He was a retired radio and TV repairman and a Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Linton Masonic Lodge, Frank Courtney American Legion Post 22 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7118.

        Survivors include his wife Marjorie Ruth (Christy) Cox; five daughters, Phyllis Miller of Clearwater, Fla., Peggy Campbell of Indianapolis, Myrna White, Danville, Ill., Linda Cox of Muncie and Carolin Kendall of Linton; two sons, Monty Cox of Linton and Ed Cox of Vincennes, two sisters, Agnes Hash of Bloomfield and Irene Hensley of Brownsburg; a brother, Orville Cox of Fayetteville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

        He was preceded in death by a son and several brothers and sisters.

        Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton with Rev. Louis Yendrek officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Crossman, Mary L. Crossman, nee Worcester

Source:  The Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch; 4 Jan 1981


        Mary L. Crossman, age 59, 4884 Condit Rd., Sunbury, Oh., Friday.  Member of Linden Church of Christ.  Retired from State of Ohio.  Survived by sons, Ronald L. Crossman, Arizona, Richard S. Crossman, Columbus; daughter, Barbara Young, Sunbury, Oh.; 7 grandchildren; son-in-law, Rudy G. Young; daughters-in-law, Ella Crossman, Sharon Crossman; uncle, Harrison T. West.

        Friends may call LONG  FUNERAL  HOME,  NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 5528 Cleveland Ave., Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday* 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday,* where service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday.  Pastor Max Copeland officiating.  Interment Sunbury, Oh.

*Submitter's Note:  This word was used twice in the sentence.


Emerick, Edson H. Emerick

Source:  Wichita [Kansas] Eagle; 18 Jul 1981

        TORONTO--Edson H. Emerick, 87, retired Ed's Hardware and Repair Shop owner, died Thursday.  Service 9:30 a.m. Monday, Toronto Wesleyan Church, 1 p.m., Kechi (Kan.) Cemetery.

        Survivors:  nephew, Harold Dearth of Wichita; nieces, Mrs. Eva Nickell of Wichita, Mrs. Evelyn Fraley of Emporia.  Campbell Funeral Home, Eureka.


Fetzer, Della L. Fetzer, nee Hendershot

Source:  Daily Record, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio; 24 August 1981

CRESTON-- Della L. Fetzer, 80, formerly of 210 S. Main St., died unexpectedly Saturday morning at West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster.

       Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Creston United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dalton Love officiating.  Burial will be at Jackson Cemetery.  Friends may call Murray Funeral Home in Creston.

       She was born in Sardis in 1901 to Henry and Jennie Bolen Hendershot and married Wesley Lengacher on June 15, 1922.  He died May 15, 1931.  She then married Daniel Oscar Fetzer on June 4, 1936.  He died Dec. 5, 1972.

       She had made her home in the Sterling-Creston area most of her life and was a member of the Creston United Presbyterian Church.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Al (Norma) Williams of Wooster and Mrs. James (Darla) Moyer of Creston; a granddaughter and two great-grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. Freda Kennedy of Wooster.

       Four sisters, Molly, Nola, Rossie* and Eva, and three brothers, Alex, Everette and Harry died previously.

*Submitter’s Note:  In the 1900 Lee Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio Census the name was listed as Rosa B.

[Submitter's Note:  Below is another article.]

Source: Daily Record, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio; 26 August 1981


Services for Della Fetzer were held Tuesday.

       Pallbearers were Richard Mohlmaster, John Henderlong, Pat Miller, Dave McIlvaine, and Roger and Ray Uhler.


Fisher, Laura M. Fisher, nee Weber

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; Dec 1981


        Laura M. Fisher, 72, of Lewisville, died Wednesday, December 23, 1981 in Warren General Hospital, Warren, Ohio.  She was a member of the Buchannan [sic] Presbyterian Church, Lewisville.  Surviving are her husband, Merle Fisher; a daughter, Evelyn Moyer of Vienna, W.Va.; a son, Merlin of Fowler, Ohio; two sisters, Zelda Betts and Viola Winland both of Lewisville; five brothers, Floyd and Willard Weber both of Lewisville, Raymond Weber of Zanesville, Ohio, Lawrence Weber of Newark, Ohio and Earl Weber of West Alexdandria, Ohio; five grandchildren; a great grandchild. Friends received at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield Saturday where services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.  Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery,Woodsfield.


Foos, Harley D. Foos

Source:  The Gove County [Kansas] Advocate; July 1981


        Harley D. Foos, 58, died Friday morning, July 24 at his home south of Gove.

        He was born Nov. 7 1922 at Wichita, the son of Harry and Clara (Schwindt)* Foos.  He was married to Dorothy Schnell.**

        He was a rancher and a farmer in southwest Gove County and a veteran of World War II.

        He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home; his mother, Clara Foos, L____;* one son, Erroll Dean Foos, Woodward, Okla.; three daughters, Carol Jean Stewart, St. Alvans, W. Va.; Linda Diane Wenger, Waseca, Minn.; and Rita Kay Johnson, Dighton; two brothers, Carlton Foos, Sharon Springs and Maurice Foos of Denver and six grandchildren.

        Rev. David Trott and Rev. Dave Carges officiated at the funeral services, held at the United Methodist Church in Gove.  Burial was in the Gove cemetery.

        Casket bearers were, Jim Beougher, Larry Evans, Billy Briggs, Raymond Briggs, Virgil Evans and Terry Barrett.

        Honorary bearers were, Bob Leighton, Jim McLean, W.A. Siremal,* Carl Schmairried,* Jim Evans and Orbie Stapleton.

        Soloist was Clifford Jay with Mrs. Richard Tustin as organist.

Submitter's Notes: 

        *These names were not clear on my copy of the obituary and may be in error here.

        ** This name should be SCHELL.


Galloway, Kathyrn Marie Galloway

Source:  The  Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch; Thursday, February 12, 1981, Page: 11


        Kathryn Marie Galloway, age 26, resident of 234 S. Harding Road, Wednesday.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Galloway; two brothers, Robert of Tempe, Arizona, and James of Oxford, Ohio; 1 sister, Mary Jane Dando of Denver, Colorado.  Friends may call Thursday 7-9 p.m. EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL  HOME, 403 E. Broad St.  Funeral service Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, 6440 S. High St. Friday 2 p.m.  Burial St. Joseph Cemetery.


Garrett, Louise Garrett, nee Guinn

Source:  The Springfield [Missouri] Leader-Press; 3 Sep 1981

        LEBANON -- Graveside services for Mrs. Louise Garrett, 74, Lebanon, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, with the Rev. Carl Radford officiating.  Burial is under direction of Klingner of Springfield.

        Mrs. Garrett died at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Regional Health Center after a short illness.

        Survivors include two brothers, Bill Guinn, Lebanon and Freeman Guinn, Niangua; and several nieces and nephews.


Gates, Edna Jeanette Gates, nee Hendershot

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; 4 Oct 1981

        Edna Jeanette Gates, 60, of 2271 Sixth St. S.W., died Oct. 2.

        A native of Malaga, Ohio, she was an area resident 41 years.  She was a member of the Barberton Church of Christ.

        She is survived by her husband, Roy; son, David, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Patricia Kehl, of Little Valley, N.Y.; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Louise Hendershot, of Wheeling, W.Va.; brothers, Wilfred Hendershot, of Warwood, W. Va., and Donald Hendershot of Woodsfield, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Woodburn of Wheeling, W. Va., and Mrs. Kathryn Beatty, of Columbus.

        Friends may call Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schlup Funeral Chapel, Kenmore Blvd. at Eighth St., where services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. with William Feist officiating.  Burial Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(Schlup, Inc., 745-3131.)


Glascoe, Jesse T. Glascoe

Source:  The Dayton [Ohio] Daily News; 2 Feb 1981

        GLASCOE, Jessie T., age 24, of 53 Warder St., died Friday. 

        Mr. Glascoe is survived by his father, Mr. Thomas Glascoe of Dayton also; his mother, Mrs. Shirley Glascoe of Dayton; surviving are 4 sisters, Katonda Wells, Jean Fisher, Cathy & Brenda Glascoe, all of Dayton; 1 brother, Gregory of Dayton; also surviving are numerous nieces & nephews; paternal grandmother, Mattie Glascoe of Dayton; maternal grandmother, Alma Myers of Liton [sic--Linton], Ind. 

        Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoyne Funeral Home, 1817 E. Third St.  Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call on the family at Hoyne on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.


Gnehm, Milan "Mike" Gnehm

Source:  The Peoria [Illinois] Journal Star; 14 Aug 1981

Services   Scheduled    Tomorrow   For   Milan  'Mike'   Gnehm,   29

        Services for Milan "Mike" Gnehm, 29, of 2233 Knollaire, Washington, who was fatally injured Wednesday night in a motorcycle-van accident in East Peoria, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in LeRoy Schmidt Memorial Chapel, East Peoria.

        The Rev. H. Leland Walls will officiate and burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery, East Peoria.

        Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in the chapel.

        Memorials may be made to an educational fund for his children.

        Gnehm's cycle collided with a van in the 3600 block of East Washington Road about 9:30 p.m.  Gnehm was pronounced dead in the emergency room of St. Francis Hospital about an hour after the accident, according to Bob Anderson, Peoria County deputy coroner.

        Born May 5, 1952, in Peoria, a son of Frederick and Helen "Katy" Claybaugh Gnehm, he married Denise Hall Nov. 27, 1971, in Peoria.

        He worked as a mechanic for Truck Equipment Co., Peoria, since October 1980 and was a member of Teamsters Local 627.

        Surviving are his wife; his parents of East Peoria; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gnehm of East Peoria and Mrs. [sic--Mr.] and Mrs. Milan Claybaugh of Elmwood; one son, Sean, at home; two daughters, Amy Sue and Heather Marie, both at home; one brother, Andrew of East Peoria; and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Kerry) Thompson of Washington.


Gochenour, Leonard Gochenour

Source:  The Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch; Monday, November 16, 1981, Page: 6 B


Leonard Gochenour, age 87, of Orient, Oh., Sunday, Mt. Carmel Medical Center.  Retired farmer.  Survived by wife, Myrtle, son, Paul, Ashville; daughters, Helen Baker, Orlando, Fla., Joan Conrad, Circleville; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Pearl, Mt. Sterling; sisters, Velma  Gulick, Orient, Oh., Ruth Willoughby, Miami, Fla., Beulah Francis, Bowling Green, Oh.  Friends may call SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS  CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Monday 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where service will be Wednesday 2 p.m.  Interment Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point.


Goodballet, George S. Goodballet

Source:  The Youngstown [Ohio] Vindicator; 31 Oct 1981

G.S. Goodballet; Was Sebring Policeman

        BELOIT -- Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Goednetz Funeral Home, Sebring, for George S. Goodballet Sr., 68, of 31 Cedarwood Drive, who died at 10:05 Thursday in Aultman Hospital, Canton, after a 10-month illness.

        Mr. Goodballet was born March 14, 1913, in Sebring, a son of Charles and Sara Wright Goodballet.  A 1933 graduate of Sebring High School, he was employed as a press operator at the Gem Clay Co. and had served for 30 years as a dispatcher and special patrolman with the Sebring Police Department.

        Mr. Goodballet was a former member of the Sebring Fire Department, and an honorary member of Independent Brotherhood of Potters Local 166.  He was a member of Sebring Church of Christ, the VFW and Disabled Veterans Chapter 50, and was a veteran of World War II.

        He leaves his wife, the former Eileen Hutmacher; a son, George S. Jr. of Youngstown; three daughters, Mrs. Garnet Yaggi of Sebring, Mrs. Joyce Cameron of Homeworth and Mrs. Janet Herrmann of Stoneboro, Pa.; a brother, James of Healdton, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Manypenny of North Benton; two stepbrothers, William Morrison of Beloit and Raymond Morrison of Sebring; five stepsisters, Mrs. Gladys Brown of Beloit, Mrs. Ruth Manypenny of Alliance, Mrs. Alberta Mercer of Sebring, Mrs. Lillian Schroeder of Elkton, Va., and Mrs. Gertrude Mellinger of Salem; and six grandchildren.

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


Goodrich, Mary Lucinda Goodrich, nee Mercer

Source:  newspaper, 31 Jan 1981

        Mary Lucinda Goodrich, 61, of RD 2, Box 266, (Roberts Ridge), Moundsville, died Saturday at Glendale Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Tyler County to Pearl B. and Charles A. Mercer.

        Surviving are her husband, Charles Goodrich and one daughter Mrs. John (Karen) Karpiel of Roberts Ridge; two grandsons, and five stepchildren, Harold of Philo, Ohio, Mrs. Charles (Edith) Straight, of Waynesburg Pike; Mrs. Richard (Mabel) Lewis of Conneaut, ILL.; Mrs. Robert (Wilma) Terrell of California; and Wilbur Goodrich; three brothers, Charles W. Mercer and Dale F. Mercer, of Moundsville, Beryl [correction--should be Burl] Mercer of Kinsman, Ohio, suburb of Youngstown; six sisters, Lillian Wright, Follansbee, Opal Whetzel [correction--should be Wetzel], Cadiz, Ohio; Sada Wayson and Hilda Babich, of Moundsville, Mrs. Charles (Gail) Roberts of Hundred, and Mrs. Harry (Juanita) West of Phoenix, Ariz.

        Mrs. Goodrich was a member of Graysville Methodist WSCS. Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue., Moundsville, Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Cheetam of Graysville Church officiating.

        Interment will be in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.


Gray, Herbert L. Gray Sr.

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 23 Mar 1981

        Herbert L. Gray Sr., 83, of 748 Broad St., died Saturday in Samaritan Hospital following a short illness.

        He was born Sept. 11, 1897, in Woodsfield, the son of Lewis and Liddie Ann Brown Gray.  Mr. Gray, a self-employed carpenter, was a resident of Ashland County most of his life.  He attended the First Church of God.

        He was married Oct. 16, 1918, to Henrietta Mundorff, who survives.  Also surviving are four sons, Robert L. Gray of Ashland, Edward L. Gray and Herbert L. Gray Jr. both of Chino, Calif., James L. Gray of Westminister, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Virginia) Carpenter of Irving, Texas, Mrs. Roy (Doris) Lowther of Cucamonga, Calif., Levina F. Smith of Ashland, Mrs. George (Barbara) Snook of Springfield, Mrs. Carl (Lois) Mellberg of Kenai, Ala. and Mrs. James (Lynda) Martel of Phoenix, Ariz.; 35 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Neva) Donaldson of Carrollton and one brother, Jesse Gray of Woodsfield.

        Mr. Gray was preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Clark and Betty Jean Gray and one son, Joseph Eugene Gray.

        Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Heyl Funeral Home with the Rev. Knute Larson officiating.  Burial will be in Ashland County Memorial Park.

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


Harper, Vivian E. Harper

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; 21 or 22 Dec 1981

         Mrs. Vivian E. Harper, 70, of 1023 Marietta St., died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday in Good Samaritan Medical Center following a year-long illness.

        She was born June 1, 1911, in Noble County, the daughter of Homer and Lula Keylor Hayes.  She was a former employee of Mosaic Tile Co. and she attended the Church of Christ.

*Submitter's Note:  At this point in the middle of the obituary it begins the obituary of someone else, saying, "She was born July 25, 1912, in Zanesville, the daughter of George William and Sophie Klinge Mason" . . .  and the next 4 paragraphs are about this other person--Mrs. Moyer.

Below is the correct funeral notice:


Harper, Vivian E. Harper

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder;  22 Dec 1981


        Services for Mrs. Vivian E. Harper, 70, of 1023 Marietta St., who died Sunday, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in DeLong and Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Smith officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.

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


Hayes, Hollis Hayes

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 5, 1981

       Hollis Hayes, 60, a resident of 1123 Hilcrest St., Brilliant, died Sunday evening at Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville. He was born Aug. 25, 1929 in Cambridge, a son of Foster and Rose Kerrig Hayes.

       He was a Methodist by faith and a veteran of World War II. He was a foreman for Conrail Railroad, Mingo Junction.

       Surviving are his wife, Betty McGrew Hayes; one daughter, Mrs. Carol McElroy Keller of Moundsville, W.Va.; one son, Charles Hayes of Lancaster, three grandchildren; four brothers, Victor of New Alexandria, Virgil of Santa, Calif., Kenneth of Sparks, Nev., and Eugene of Canton.

       Funeral will be received at the VanHove Funeral Home, Brilliant, Monday 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Albert Oakes officiating. Burial in New Alexandria Cemetery, New Alexandria.


Henry, Arthur Stanley Henry, Jr.

Source:  The New Philadelphia [Ohio] Times-Reporter; Monday, 23 Mar 1981

       UHRICHSVILLE -- Arthur Stanley Henry Jr., 57 of RD 1 (Park Valley) died of an apparent heart attack Sunday.  He was dead on arrival at Twin City Hospital in Dennison after becoming ill at his home.

        A heavy equipment operator with Henry Excavation and Demolition Contractors, he was born here, a son of Arthur S. and Frances Thelma Gray Henry of Park Valley, and was a life resident of the area.

        Surviving are his wife, the former Beulah Irene Carpenter whom he married Dec. 18, 1947; a son and a daughter, Gary Wayne of the home and Mrs. Charles W. (Dixie Darlene) Barr of Dennison; a brother and a sister, Robert E. and Mrs. Charles L. (Ruth J.) Bricker of here; and two grandchildren.

        Rev. A.J. Johnson will officiate at services Wednesday at 3 in R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home at Dennison.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.


Highman, Gerald Wayne Highman

Columbus Citizen Journal, Columbus, Ohio, dated, April 20, 1981

       Gerald Wayne Highman, age 28, of Columbus, Saturday.

       Survived by parents, Phyllis and Merrill Highman of Gahanna; son, Joseph Highman of Columbus; daughter, Carrie Kidd of Columbus; brothers, Chris A. Highman of Gahanna, Merrill Jr. of Columbus; grandparents, Thelma Highman Huff of Woodsfield, Ohio and Gladys Kinzy, Jerusalem, Ohio; aunts and uncles.

       Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Margarum and Son Funeral Home, 335 Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, where friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Mifflin Cemetery.


Hittle, Harry F. Hittle Sr.

Source:  The Coshocton [Ohio] Tribune; 15 Jun 1981

        Harry F. Hittle Sr., 63, 1103 Vine St., died 7:40 a.m., Sunday in Grant Hospital, Columbus following an extended illness.

        Born July 13, 1917 in Coshocton, he was the son of Grover and Cora Bickle Hittle.  He retired from Stone Container Corp. in July, 1979.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

        Surviving are his wife, the former Mary L. Drake; one son, Harry F. Hittle Jr., Coshocton; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ann) Deffenbaugh, Fresno, Mrs. James (Linda) Woodie, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) Parks Jr., Mrs. Frank (Susan) Nelson and Mrs. Mike (Debra) Carroll, all of Coshocton, one half brother, Woodrow Bickle, Arizona and 10 grandchildren.

        Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dawson Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Evans officiating.  Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Coshocton County Memory Gardens.

        The Coshocton County Veterans Council will hold graveside military rites.


Hossman, Wesley W. Hossman

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; 18 Dec 1981


        Wesley W. Hossman, 79, of Route 1, Jerusalem, Ohio, died Monday, December 14, 1981, in University Hospital, Columbus.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Miltonsburg.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Burkhart Hossman in 1972.  Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis Crone* and Judy Thomas, both of Jerusalem, and Eileen Miller of Malaga; a sister, Freida Klaus** of Milbourne [sic--Melbourne], Fla.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Friends received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield Tuesday.  Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church.  Interment in St. John Church Cemetery, Miltonsburg.  Rosary devotions at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Submitter's Notes:

         *In other records this is seen as Phyllis Krone.

       **In other records this is seen as Freda Claus.


Hunter, Guy L. Hunter

Source:  The Bloomington [Indiana] Herald-Telephone; August 8, 1981

        LINTON -- Guy L. Hunter, 82, Linton, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at his residence.

        Born Nov. 7, 1898 at Lyons, he was the son of Charles and Ellen (Young) Hunter.

        He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Highway Church of God at Linton and a 50-year member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge.

        He is survived by his wife, Flora (Ladson) Hunter, Linton; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Rollison, Bloomfield; one step-son, Bob Ladson, Linton; two step-daughters, Vera Smith of Linton and Sherry Alig, Canton, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Rae Fitzpatrick, Bloomfield; two brothers, Roy Hunter, Terre Haute and Wayne Hunter, Colorado; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, 14 step-great grandchildren and 16 step-great-great grandchildren.

        He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith (Hawkins) Hunter in 1960, one son, one step-son and one sister.

        Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel with Rev. Darrell Burch and Rev. James Ashcraft officiating.  Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today.


Huntsman, Carl Raymond Huntsman

Carl Raymond Huntsman, Lyndon, Ohio, a former Belmont resident, died Sunday, December 27, 1981 at his home.  He was born February 10, 1923 at Morristown, a son of the late John T. and Sadie Leffler Huntsman.  He was a retired installer for General Telephone Co. of Greenfield,Ohio.  He was a veteran of WW II, having served in North Africa and Italy. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Rosalie Penwell Huntsman, two sons, Arnold Ray of Thrifton, Carl of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Gunter of Greenfield; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Huntsman of Barnesville and Charles Huntsman , Canton; three sisters, Mrs. Stella B. Humphrey, Barnesville, Mrs. Margaret Kerry, of Fairborn, and Mrs. Lucille Gallagher of Belmont;l several nieces and nephews.

Services were held December 30, 1981 in the Murray Funeral Home with Rev. James Shady officiating.

Graveside services were conducted by the Bainbridge Ohio Post of the American Legion.  Interment was in the Greenfield Cemetery.


Kerr, Ruth Kerr, nee Tubaugh

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; 19 Jun 1981

        Ruth Tubaugh Kerr, 75, of St. Clairsville, died Wednesday in Woodsfield.  She was a member of the West Union Church of Christ and a retired school teacher. Surviving are a son, John D. of Newport, Ohio; four sisters, Besse Tubaugh, Blanche Tubaugh, Estelle Boston & Esther Tubaugh, all of Woodsfield; a brother, Wilbur Tubaugh of Washington, D.C.  Friends received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Thursday, where services were held at 1 p.m. Friday.  Interment in West Union Cemetery, Sardis.


Kohn, Ernest E. Kohn

Source:  The Van Wert [Ohio] Times Bulletin; 3 Oct 1981

        GRASS  LAKE, Mich. -- Ernest E. Kohn, 84, of Grass Lake, Mich., died at 12 noon Friday 2 in Grass Lake.

        He was born on Oct. 5, 1896, in Grover Hill, the son of Harvey and Minnie (DeCamp) Kohn.

        Survivors include his widow, Mary A. Kohn; a son; three daughters, Priscilla Dean Hawley of Jackson, Mich., Eileen Waldron of Stockbridge, Mich., and Phyllis Wallace of Snowqualene, Wash.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

        Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Charles Burden and Son Funeral Home in Grass Lake.


Lafferre, Clarence H. Lafferre

Source:  The Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois; Wednesday; 1 Apr 1981

        Clarence H. Lafferre, 83, of Robinson died 6:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 31, 1981) in Crest Haven Nursing Home, Vincennes, Ind.

        Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Buchanan Funeral Home, Robinson, with visitation after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Robinson New Cemetery.

        Mr. Lafferre was born in Ohio, son of John and Narcissus Lafferre.  He was a machinist for Bradford Supply Co., Robinson, and a World War I veteran. He married Edna Spence.

        Surviving are his wife; sons, John of Robinson; Donald and Thomas, both of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Olive Lafferre of Woodsfield, Ohio; two grandchildren.


Leasure, Kim Franklin Leasure

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; Tuesday, February 17, 1981

        Leasure, Kim Franklin,17, of Summerfield, Route 1, died Sunday* afternoon when a .22 -caliber pistol he was handling discharged.

        A junior in Swiss Hill's Vocational School, he was born December 17, 1953, at Barnesville, the son of Leonard and Geneva Hayes Leasure of Summerfield, Route 1.

        Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Gary of Caldwell, Greg of Barnesville and Calvin of Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; three sisters, Mrs. Terry (Bev) Hooper and Mrs. Kenneth (Melinda) Hoyt, both of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Danny (Robin) Stephens of Summerfield, Route 1 and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hayes of Woodsfield.

        Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at Brubach Funeral Home at Summerfield where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Dr. Myron Guiler officiating.

        Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery,

*Submitter's Note:  Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 shows he died 8 Feb 1981, which would be the Sunday of the previous week.


Leo, James S. Leo

Source:  The Harlem [Montana] News;  early January 1982

        Funeral services were held on Dec. 26, 1981 for James S. Leo at St. Thomas Catholic Church at Harlem, Mt., with Fr. Harrington of Havre and Fr. Boyle of Harlem officiating.  Following the services, military graveside rites and interment  were conducted at the Harlem Cemetery.

        Jim was born on Jan. 31, 1921, to Sam and Elodie Leo at Zurich, Mt.   His parents preceded him in death.  His early years were spent in the Harlem and Zurich areas and he remained here most of his life.  In June 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force.  He was an Aircraft Mechanic until his discharge in December 1945.  Upon his return to the Harlem area he was employed by the Great Northern Railroad for about 10 years along with his father Sam and all his brothers.  He then worked as bartender and manager of the local V.F.W. Club for 15 years.  The past eight years he was employed by the State of Montana as manager of the State Liquor Store.

        On August 17, 1959, Jim was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Goodheart and assumed the responsibility of raising her five children from a former marriage.

        Jim's favorite activities were bowling, bingo, playing cards with his friends and relatives; and just being with his family, friends and relatives.

        Jim entered the intensive care unit at Northern Montana Hospital on October 3, 1981, suffering from his long illness, the effects of a collapsed lung and emphysema.  He remained in the intensive care unit until his death on Dec. 22, 1981.  In spite of the seriousness of his illness, he always had a smile and extended hand to his family and friends and relatives.  He remained in high spirits until called to join the Lord.

        The most important things in Jim's life were his home, family, and his work.  It was this aspect of Jim's life that is so deeply appreciated by the five children he helped his wife Dorothy raise to adulthood.  This made Jim so proud of all of them.  He will be missed so much by all.

        Jim is survived by his wife, Dorothy; six brothers, Frank Leo of Chinook, Raymond, Christopher, Pete, Melvin and Larry, all of Harlem; one sister Leona Woods of Malta, Mt.; three sons, Ervin Booth, his wife Marcia, two daughters Kelsey and Whitney; Harvey Booth, his wife Micheal Ann and three daughters Shay, twins Richelle and Nicholle of Kent, Wash.; Murl Booth and his wife Judy and his son Jamie and daughter Jennel of Whitlash, Mt.; two daughters, Colleen (Booth) Harris and her husband Martin, their two sons Fred and Robert and one daughter Jennifer of Harlem; Bonnie (Booth) Johnston, her husband Gary and son Brent of San Antonio, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

        Jim's six brothers acted as pallbearers for his funeral.

        May God bless him.  We know he will pave the way for his wife and family as he always did when he was here with us.--Contributed.


Lucas, John M. Lucas

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; Monday, 17 Aug 1981

7   killed   in   weekend   crashes

Youth   dies   as   car   hits   house

        An 18-year-old man died early Sunday when he failed to stop his car at a dead end and crashed through the wall of a one-story Northeastside home.

        The accident occurred about 3 a.m. as John M. Lucas, Brookhaven Drive, Lawrence, was driving on Mark Lane and arrived at its dead end at East 55th Place, police said.

        The auto crossed 55th Place, brushed a utility pole and crashed into the home of Harold W. Toombs, 40, 6240 East 55th Place, according to investigators.

        Toombs said the car hit the house between the den and a bedroom where his 16-year-old son, Gregory, was sleeping.  It stopped two or three feet from the youth's bed.

        Shrubbery uprooted from in front of the house was pushed inside the bedroom, and a desk in the room was shoved against the bed.  The Toombs youth was not injured.

        Lucas suffered massive head injuries and a broken neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

[Submtter's Note:  Below is his obituary.]


Lucas, John M. Lucas

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; Monday, 17 Aug 1981


Mr. John Mark Lucas, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lucas, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Greathouse, and Mrs. Madeline Lucas.  Funeral Wednesday, 1 p.m., FLANNER  &  BUCHANAN  SHADELAND  MORTUARY.  Friends may call from 2 until 9 p.m. Tuesday.


Lucas, Sherman C. Lucas

Source:  The [Columbus, Indiana] Republic; 26 Oct 1981

Railroad   Track   Foreman

Sherman   C.   Lucas

1130   William

        Sherman C. Lucas,* 77, of 1130 William, died at 1:14 a.m. today at Bartholomew County Hospital.  He was employed 48 years by the Pennsylvania Railroad where he retired in 1970 as a track foreman.

        Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Lay at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reed and Jewell Funeral Home where persons may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

        Lucas was born Sept. 24, 1904, in Linton, son of Frank and Alice Hill Lucas.  He married Clara Smith on Feb. 21,** 1923, and she survives.

        Also surviving are four sons, Sherman C. Lucas Jr., of 727 Fairview, Norman L. Lucas of 767 Fairview, Robert D. Lucas of Nabb and Willis D. Lucas of Taylorsville; one sister, Lula Burch of Washington; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Submitter's Notes: 

        *Submitter’s Note: This name has been seen spelled both as LUCUS and as LUCAS.

        ** Clara's obituary gives the marriage date as Feb. 24.


Matz, Leland (Lee) Maltyr Matz
Source--Spirit of Democracy     Woodsfield, Ohio
Published--Tuesday, February 17, 1981
    Leland (Lee) Maltyr Matz, 66, of 1683 Shanley Drive, Columbus, died at his home on February 8, 1981. He was born, July 26, 1914, at Summit Township, Monroe County, son of William F. and Mary Ann Schaub Matz. He was a graduate of the Woodsfield High School with the class of 1932.  He was a member of The Boy Scouts of America and the First Church of
Christ Scientist, Columbus, Ohio and a retired Safety Engineer.
    His wife, the former Olive Cypert of Youngstown, Ohio preceded him in death on April 22, 1979.
    Surviving are two sons; Marvin L. of Cleveland, Ohio, David M. of New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mary Grace) Stewart, Mount Gilead, Ohio; Mrs. Robert (Martha Kaye) Dale of Framingham, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Peter C. Stewart and Montgomery Lee Dale; three brothers, Herzel H.,Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Louis A., Woodsfield, Ralph E.,
Chillicothe; two sisters, Thelma Matz, Woodsfield and Mrs. Francis J. (Sarah) Borns, Iron City, Michigan and Woodsfield, Ohio.
    Memorial services were held Thursday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cook and Son Funeral Home, Columbus.



McNutt, Penny McNutt

Source:  The Marion [Indiana] Chronicle Tribune; 25 Mar 1981

Girl   dies   from   injuries   in   accident


C-T Staff Writer

        A Gas City girl who suffered a broken leg in an auto accident in Marion March 14, died during surgery Monday at Marion General Hospital.

        Penny E. McNutt, 13, 802 E.N. "D" St., Gas City, died at about 5 p.m. from massive blood clots in her lungs, David Devine, Grant County Coroner, ruled.

        Devine said the blood clots were caused by the accident.  They were not detected until doctors were operating on the girl's upper right leg, he said.

        Devine said it is not unusual for blood clots to form when a person sustains a broken leg.  "Not on a long bone fracture," he said.

        Blood clots can develop from immobility because of a fracture, Devine said.  "When you start moving, the blood clots circulate up the vascular system.  This is one of the things that's so dangerous about a long bone fracture."

        Devine said Miss McNutt died about two hours after doctors started operating on her.  About 45 minutes into the operation, doctors tried to revive her and continued for 1 1/2 hours, he said.

        Miss McNutt was a passenger in a car driven by Richard W. Bosworth, 17, 809 E.N. "F" St., Gas City.

        Bosworth, who was driving southbound on Nebraska Street at a high rate of speed, lost control of the car and crashed into a parked car at 3404 S. Nebraska St., police said.  He was pinned in the car and freed by rescue workers at the Marion Fire Department.

        Bosworth was hospitalized for chest injuries and released recently.  He has been charged with driving under the influence in Marion City Court.  A charge of criminal recklessness is pending against him in Grant County Juvenile Court.

        Another passenger in the car, Gordon L. Purvis, 17, 721 Eastmont Drive, Gas City, complained of shoulder pain, police said.  He was treated at the hospital and later released. 

        Shawn R. Voland, 13, 2710 S. "J" St., Gas City, suffered a broken leg in the accident.  She was in satisfactory condition Tuesday night.

        Marsha Englehart, 14, 1107 W. 10th St., Marion, was the fourth passenger in the car, but she was not injured.

        Miss McNutt's grandmother, Leona Cummings, 928 E.N. "D" St., Gas City, said Miss McNutt wanted to visit a friend in Upland when she, Miss Voland and Miss Englehart got in the car with Bosworth and Purvis.

        However, the teen-agers came to Marion instead of driving to Upland.  The details which led to the accident were under investigation Tuesday by the Marion Police Department.

        Miss McNutt's death is the first traffic related death in Marion this year.  Eight traffic fatalities have occurred in Grant County this year.


McNutt, Penny McNutt

Source:  The Marion [Indiana] Chronicle Tribune; 25 Mar 1981

        GAS  CITY -- Penny McNutt, 13, 802 E.N. "D" St., Gas City, died at 5 p.m. Monday in Marion General Hospital.  Grant County Coroner David H. Devine Jr. said she died a result of injuries received in an auto accident March 14.

        Miss McNutt was a eighth grade student at the R.J. Baskett Middle School, Gas City, and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

        She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James (Brenda) McNutt; one sister, Tracy Bolland,* at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Cummings, Gas City, and her maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Eva Cummings, Beaver Dam, Ky.

        Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jay-Swift & Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.

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

*Submitter's Note:  This may be VOLAND.


Mellberg, Earl E. Mellberg

Source:  The Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch; 23 Feb 1981


Earl E. Mellberg, age 59, of 3387 Park St., Grove City, Sunday.  Owner of Grove City Bakery.  Veteran of WW II and Korean Conflict.  Member of Grove City Lions Club.  Survived by wife, Lucy (Foreman); sons, Christopher, of California, Gerald, of Michigan and daughter, Susan Lybarger, of Gambier, Ohio; step-sons, Fred, Larry and Daniel Foreman, all of Grove City; step-daughter, Karen Hart, of Elm Grove, Ohio, 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Arthur, Clarence and Einar, all of Michigan, Alf, of Florida, Carl, of Alaska; sister, Vera McCoy, of Tennessee, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral service Tuesday 2 p.m., MILLER FUNERAL  HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City, where friends may call 1 hour before service.  Interment Concord Cemetery.  Rev. Roger Stephens officiating.


Mercer, Burl Cecil Mercer

Source:  The Edgerton Earth, Edgerton, Ohio; 17 Dec 1981

        Burl Cecil Mercer, Route 1, Edgerton, died at the Bryan Hospital on December 8 at 6:14 p.m. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Evelyn (Bostic).

        Survivors include: six sons, Jackie of Andover, OH, Charles of Kinsman, OH,  and Burl, Danny, Alfred and Russell all of Edgerton; three daughters, Mrs. William (Evelyn) Hurlbert, Kinsman, OH, Mrs. William (Loretta) Eckart, Hartford, OH,  and Mrs. Ernest (Diana) Eckart, Germany; and 23 grandchildren.

        The body was cremated.

        We wish to thank everyone who thought of us in our time of sorrow. We have found a new meaning for the word "neighbor.”  The family of Burl C. Mercer.


Mercer, Mollie Mercer, nee Morrow

Source:  The Steubenville [Ohio] Herald Star; 26 Jun 1981

Mrs. Mollie Mercer

        STEUBENVILLE -- Mrs. Mollie Morrow Mercer, 86, of South Fourth Street died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday in Ohio Valley Hospital where she had been a patient for one month.

        She was a past national president of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church.

        Surviving are a son, Jake of Freemont,*  Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Ethel) Evans of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Miss Eunice Mercer at home; two brothers, Charles Morrow of Toronto and Dean Morrow of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Coleman of Canton; six grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and two great, great-grandchildren.

        She was born Feb. 11, 1895, in Bergholz, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Griffith Morrow.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Mercer, in July 1957, and 10 brothers and six sisters.

        Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday; services there 1 p.m. Monday; the Rev. James Mowder; Bergholz Cemetery.

*Submitter’s Note: The correct spelling for this city is FREMONT, the county seat of Sandusky County, Ohio.


Merrell, David Merrell

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star;* Monday, 30 Mar 1981

        Noblesville, Ind. -- David Merrell, 45, Noblesville, formerly of Brightwood, died Sunday in Riverview Hospital here.  A native of Indianapolis, he had lived in Noblesville 12 years.  He had been a builder 23 years with S.E. Arvin and Sons and was self-employed the past three years.  He was an Army veteran and a member of Noblesville Moose Lodge, Independent Order of Foresters and Carmel American Legion.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Coaltrin-Randall and Roberts Funeral Home here, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Survivors include his wife, Anna Lee Merrell, and two sons, Michael David and Mark Douglas Merrell.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is a more complete obituary but the name of the newspaper is unknown.


Merrell, David Merrell

Source:  unknown newspaper; 30 Mar 1981

        David Merrell, 45, Noblesville, died of a heart attack yesterday March 29 in route to Riverview Hospital. Services will be tomorrow, 1:30 p.m. at Coaltrin-Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, with burial at Anderson Cemetery, Indianapolis.

The Rev. Gary Brackett will officiate.

        Mr. Merrell was the son of Willie and Laura (Carney) Merrell, born in Indianapolis Sept. 29, 1935. He lived in Hamilton County for 12 years and the past three years was self-employed. Previous employment was with S.E. Arvin & Sons and James E. Arvin Builders.

        He was an Army veteran, a member of the Noblesville Moose Lodge, the Independent Order of Foresters, and the Carmel American Legion.

        His wife, Anna Lee, and two sons, Michael David and Mark Douglas, both at home survive.

        Also surviving are a brother, Billy Merrell, Greenfield; and three sisters, Mary Helen McAfee, Louisville, KY., Edna Mae Condon, Greenfield and Betty Jean Harvey, Indianapolis. There are several nieces and nephews.

        Friends may call at Coaltrin-Randall & Roberts after 2 p.m. today .

[From the collection of Allie Elizabeth Morris Hinton.  Submitted by Paula Hinton Frichtl.]


Minard, Howard E. Minard Sr.

Source:  The Fostoria [Ohio] Review Times; 2 Oct 1981

        Funeral services for Howard E. Minard S., 68, Wayne, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, with the Rev. Wesley Gebhard officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove.

        Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

        Mr. Minard died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at Elk Lake, Ontario, Canada, while on a duck hunting trip.  He had been ill for nine years.

        He was born April 28, 1913,* in Mount Blanchard to Orville and Hazel (Ghaster) Minard.  His mother survives in Findlay.  He marries [sic--married] Esther Archer on Dec. 28, 1931, in Napolean, and she survives.

        Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Goshe, Findlay; Mrs. Betty Brooks, Arcadia; Mrs. Pat Tyson, Wayne; three sons, Howard E. Jr., Greentown, Ind.; David, Findlay; William, Arcadia; two sisters, Mrs. Velma Sheldon and Mrs. Evelyn Sparks, both of Findlay; two brothers, Robert, McComb; Carl, Jerry City; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

        Mr. Minard was a retired milling operator for Swift and Co., Fostoria, where he worked for 29 years.  He was a World War II Army veteran, serving with the 1st Infantry Division in Germany.

        Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

*Submitter's Note:  This obituary gives 1913 as the birth year.  However, when you look at the census records for his family in 1920 and 1930, it lists Howard as the third child of the family, born 1918.  Also the year is 1918 on the Social Security Death Index and the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.


Morris, Frank J. Morris

Source:  The Evansville [Indiana] Courier and Press;* Friday, 4 Dec 1981

        GENTRYVILLE -- Frank J. Morris, 76, died Thursday; services pending; survivors include a stepson, Jeff Miller of Evansville.  Services 1 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday (Fuller, Dale).

*Submitter's Note:  Below is another obituary with more information but without the name of  the newspaper.


Morris, Frank J. Morris

Source: an Indiana newspaper; 4 Dec  1981

        GENTRYVILLE, Ind.---Frank J. Morris, 76, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Professional Care Nursing Center.

        Surviving are a son, Charles of Tennyson; three step-sons, Bob Miller of Richland, Ed Miller of Paradise and Jeff Miller of Evansville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Pauline Statts, of Gentryville; a brother, William of Gentryville; and five grandchildren.

        Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Funeral Home, with burial in Chinn Cemetery in Warrick County.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

[From the collection of Allie Elizabeth Morris Hinton.  Submitted by Paula Hinton Frichtl.]


Morris, James T. Morris Sr.

Source: Newsclipping; May, 1981

        ASHLAND—James T. Morris, Sr., 60, of 325 Hillcrest Drive, Apt. A., Ashland, died at 6:02 a.m. Sunday* at Samaritan Hospital at Ashland following a long illness.

        Mr. Morris retired as a foundry employee for F. E. Myers Co. of Ashland in 1976 due to disability.

        Former president of the Allied Workers and Molders Union of the F. E. Myers Co., he was an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II.

        He was born March 6, 1921, at Calais, a son of John Henry and Lillie Gay Smith Morris. He moved to Ashland County as a young man.

        Surviving are his wife, the former Lola Helen Haft.

*Submitter’s note: James T. Morris died 17 May 1981.


Norbury, Maxie Norbury

Source:  The Leader & Press [Springfield, Missouri]; 5 Jun 1981

        Maxie Norbury, 78, Springfield, died at 3:32 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Regional Health Center after an apparent heart attack.

        Mr. Norbury a retired employee of the Greene County Courthouse.

        Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Lewis, Strafford; two sons,  Bradford,  Fair Grove, and Jerry, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Jean Miller, Northfork, Va.; and two brothers, Lee, Columbia, and Mark, Kansas City.

        Arrangements will be announced by Klingner.


Norbury, Maxie Norbury

Source:  The Leader & Press [Springfield, Missouri]; 6 Jun 1981

        Services for Maxie Norbury, 78, Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Earl Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery.

        Mr. Norbury died at 3:32 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Regional Health Center after suffering an apparent heart attack.


Peddicord, James W. Peddicord

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Evening Review; Friday, 30 Oct 1981

        James W. Peddicord, 45, of 1830 Lisbon St. died Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in Salem Community Hospital following an illness since 1976.

        A native of East Liverpool, Mr. Peddicord was born Dec. 30, 1935, a son of Mamie Goodballet Peddicord of Wellsville and the late Perry Peddicord.

        He was a relief operator at General Motors in Lordstown 11 years before retiring in 1976.

        He served with the Air Force during the Vietnam era.

        Besides his mother, survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rachel Griffin Peddicord, whom he married March 15, 1956, in San Bernardino, Calif.; two sons, Mark and James Peddicord, both at home; two daughters, Mrs. J. R. (Deborah) Chuck of West Point and Mrs. Kenneth (Julie) Erwin of East Liverpool; two brothers, Robert Peddicord of Columbiana and John Peddicord of Freemont [sic--Fremont], Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Janet) Willis of Wellsville, and two granddaughters.

        Services are to be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. John F. States of the Oakland Free Methodist Church.

        Burial is to be in Riverview Cemetery.

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


Pries, Emma Pries, nee Wilson

Source:  The Steubenville [Ohio] Herald-Star; Saturday, 21 Nov 1981

        STEUBENVILLE -- Emma Pries, 87, of Lancia Convalescent Center, formerly of Stratton, was pronounced dead Friday morning at Ohio Valley Hospital.

        She was a Protestant by faith.

        Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pries.

        Born Dec. 15, 1894 in Wheeling, W. Va.*, she was the daughter of the late William and Flora Rodgers Wilson.

        Friends may call Sunday at the Clarke Funeral Home in Toronto, from 7-9 p.m.; service there Monday at 11 a.m.; the Rev. Richard Phleps, Toronto Union Cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  Her marriage documents to Frank Fleischman in 1927 in Summit County, Ohio, say she was born in New Martinsville, West Virginia.


Rhodes, Leona R.  Rhodes, nee Leach

Source:  The Owensboro, Kentucky, Messenger & Inquirer; January 27 1981, page 2-B

        Leona R. Rhodes, 68, of 1621˝ Mayo Avenue, died Monday January 26, 1981 at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital.  She was born in Ohio County, was a secretary for the Justice of Peace Office, a member of St. Stephens Cathedral Catholic Church, and a certified member of God’s Gold Book Plan.

        She was preceded in by her husband, J. C. Rhodes in 1966.

        Survivors include several cousins.

        Funeral arrangements are pending.  Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Submitted by PE Frichtl.]


Schaffner, Walter O. Schaffner

Source:  Paulding Obituary Card File, Paulding County, Ohio, Carnegie Library; 7 Jan 1981

        SCOTT -- Walter Schaffner, 84, Route 1, Scott, a retired farmer, died at 5:55 p.m. Jan. 2 in the Van Wert County Hospital.

        Born Dec. 29, 1896, on the farm in Hoaglin Township, Van Wert County, where he had resided all his life, he was a son of Jacob and Margaret (Shafer) Schaffner.  In 1919 he married Grace Blythe, Grover, Hill, who died in 1965.

        He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, the Van Wert County Farm Bureau, and Scott Equity.

        Surviving are two sons, Cahrol O., Route 1, Grover Hill, and Doyt, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Olive Cole, Route 2, Van Wert, and Mrs. Loren (Betty) Collins, Route 2, Convoy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

        Preceding him in death were three brothers, Amiel, John and Weigant, and three sisters, Margaret Yoh, Sophia Vetters and Martha Blackmore.

        Services were Monday in the Didrick-Taylor Funeral Home, Grover Hill, with the Revs. Phillip Fackler and Albert Straley officiating.  Burial was in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.  Memorials to the church are preferred.


Seevers, Ethel M. Seevers, nee Warner

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Evening Review; Wednesday, 25 Nov 1981

        Mrs. Ethel M. Seevers, 70, of 311 E. 8th St., Auburn, Kan., died at the Storemont-Vail [sic--Stormont-Vail] Hospital in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday at 5 p.m., where she had been a patient 5  1/2 weeks.

        Mrs. Seevers was born June 24, 1909, in Uhrichsville, a daughter of Charles Warner and Jennie Locke Warner.

        Before moving to Kansas Dec. 6, 1979, she had resided in East Liverpool, where she was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church.

        On Jan. 20, 1950, Mrs. Seevers married Ralph "Pete" Seevers.  He died June 22, 1976.

        Survivors include two sons, Robert G. Moore of East Liverpool and Thomas W. Moore of Auburn; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mark (Regina) Rosenberg of Rittman; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Diehl of East Liverpool, Mrs. Helen Vagas of Youngstown and Mrs. Elsie Smithey of Dover; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

        Services are to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. James Dyer.

        Burial is to be in Riverview Cemetery.

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


Shinabery, Richard L. Shinabery

Source:  The Crescent News [Defiance, Ohio]; 10 Jun 1981

        Richard Shinabery, 55, 213 Glenwood Dr., Defiance, died in his home at 7:26 a.m. today.  He had been in failing health since last July.

        Shinabery was born in Defiance on July 12, 1925.  Parents were Henry and Nell (Hasselwerth) Shinabery.  In 1945, he married Dorothy Culler, who survives.  A  U.S. Navy veteran ofWorld War II, he was associated with Brown's Bakery from 1945 to 1948, a salesman for 33 years -- 25 of these with  Culligan Co. -- and was presently Culligan sales manager in West Unity.  He was a member of First Church of God.

        Also surviving are three sons, Ronald of 217 Glenwood Dr., Terry of Route 8, Defiance, and Lawrence, of 213 Glenwood Dr.; six grandchildren; three half-brothers, John Shinabery of 717 Pierce St., Ralph Shinabery of 424 Osceola St., and LeRoy Cubberly, Toledo; and a half-sister, Mrs. Dale (Arlene) Palmer, Toledo.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild.

        Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church.  The Rev. F. Dale Senseman will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Calling at Mast and Mock Funeral Home is after 2 p.m. Thursday, all day Friday, and until noon Saturday, or at the church for an hour before services.

        Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Siat, Liberato E. Siat

Source:  The Fort Lauderdale [Florida] News; Wednesday, 6 May 1981


        Liberato E. Siat, 58, of 3731 NE 15th Avenue, Pompano Beach, died Tuesday at a local hospital.  He came to this area 11 years ago from New York City.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Pompano Beach.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Pompano Beach; four sons, Liberato E. Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC, Richard of Miami, Keith of Fort Lauderdale, Timothy of Pompano Beach and two daughters, Dolores of NYC and Margaret of Pompano Beach.

        Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church followed by interment.  Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday in R. JAY KRAEER  SAMPLE  ROAD  FUNERAL  HOME, 1199 NE 36th Street, Pompano Beach.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home.


Simpson, Beulah Ann Simpson, nee Hilliard

Source:  The Wayne Co. [Illinois] Times; 17 Dec 1981

       Mrs. Beulah Ann Simpson, 89, a resident of Bloomington and a native of Geff, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Family Tree Care Center in Bloomington.

        Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic church in Fairfield with Father James Dougherty officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Valley Cemetery west of Geff.

        Visitation will be held from 3 - 9 p.m. Friday at Nale's Funeral Home in Fairfield, and the Rosary will be read at 7:30 p.m.

                                                         Born  In  Geff

        Mrs. Simpson was born in Geff on Sept. 17, 1892, the daughter of David and Lucinda Bell (Shell)* Hilliard.

        She married Olof E. Simpson Dec. 10, 1919,** at Geff.  He preceded her in death in 1978.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1969.

        Mrs. Simpson was a member of the Catholic church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  During W.W. II she had been a hostess for the U.S.O.  She had been a pianist and organist for various churches.

                                                          The Survivors

        Survivors include four sons, Olof, of Streator; Roscoe, of Rutland; James, of Plainview; and Ira, of Decatur; two daughters, Mary Fowler, of Bloomington, and Emma Duncan of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Norma Cisne, of Geff; three brothers, Ralph Hilliard, of Winchester, Tenn.; Roy Hilliard, of Geff; and Hershel Hilliard, of Flora; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, four sisters, one step-son, and two grandchildren.  

Submitter’s Notes:

        * This name is usually spelled SCHELL.

        ** In Olof’s obituary the date of the marriage is listed as January 10, 1919.


Sims, Kathryn Sims, nee Simmons

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio];  Apr 1981


        Kathryn L. Sims, 62, of Woodsfield, died Tuesday, April 7, 1981 at home.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Cathy) Schumacher of Clarksburg; five sons, John Wiley, William, Robert, Jerry, & Phillip Sims all of Woodsfield; three sisters, Carrie Elliott of Woodsfield, Hazel Smith of Dayton & Daisy McVickers of Cambridge; a brother, Bryce Simmons of Florida; 14 grandchildren.  Friends received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield Wednesday where services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Interment in Laings Cemetery, Laings, Ohio.


Sluss, Robert E. Sluss

Source: The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 11 Nov 1981

DR.     ROBERT     E.     SLUSS

        Services for retired veterinarian, Dr. Robert E. Sluss, 71, 1472 Briarwood, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Walton-Schrader Funeral Home, with Dr. John Norton Williams officiating.

        Dr. Sluss, who retired from practice in 1975, died at Alliance City Hospital at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, following a six-month illness.

        He was born in Louisville, June 29, 1910, to Emmett and Alice Kirschner Sluss, and had lived in the Alliance area for 40 years.

        Dr. Sluss graduated from Mount Union College in 1932 and from Ohio State University in 1941, and was a member of First Christian Church.  His first wife, Margaret, died in 1958.

        Surviving are his wife, Beatrice (Dye); two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Jane) Ermlich of Paris and Mrs. Ronald (Mary Alice) Kron of Alliance; a son, Dr. Thomas of Durango, Colo.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Sharon Vilcsek of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson of Louisville; and eight grandchildren.

        There are no calling hours.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

        The family's designated charities are The American Cancer Society and First Christian Church.


Smith, Inez M. Smith (nee Fulton)

Source: Newspaper clipping, June 1981

  MRS. CHARLES C. SMITH---Mrs. Inez M. Smith, 80, of 1115 Gomber Avenue, Cambridge, died June 12, at 10 p.m. in Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, following a brief illness.

  She was born Jan. 19, 1901, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Emery and Florence McMahon Fulton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Smith, in 1970.

  Mrs. Smith was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church at Cambridge, Class 33, and the Women's Association. She was a past member of Woodsfield Rebekah Lodge.

  She leaves two nephews, Paul Ruff, of Tempe, Ariz. and Ralph Gray, of Wheeling, W. Va.; a sister-in-law, Mary Fulton, of Woodsfield, and several nieces and nephews. Five sisters and one brother are deceased.

  Friends were received at the Scott-Atkinson Funeral Home, Cambridge, Saturday evening and Sunday, where services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. by Rev. David Freeds.

  Additional services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. Philip Fletcher and Rev. Stephen Long officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.


Spencer, Calvin Spencer

Source:  The Evansville [Indiana] Courier and Press; 29 Dec 1981

Heart    attack   kills   driver    in     car    crash

        A 57-year-old Evansville man suffered a fatal heart attack and was involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of Columbia Street and U.S. 41 about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

        Police said Calvin Spencer of 1423 E. Louisiana St. suffered a heart attack while he was traveling west on Columbia.

        Spencer had the green light and his car went into the intersection and struck a truck which was stopped for the red light on 41.  The truck, which was driven by Ralph McCoy of Owensboro, Ky., was not damaged.

[Submitter’s Note: Below is the obituary.]


Spencer, Calvin Darrell Spencer

Source:  The Evansville [Indiana] Courier and Press; 30 Dec 1981

        Calvin Darrell Spencer, 57, of 1423 E. Louisiana St., died at 4:15 p.m. Monday at Deaconess Hospital, after a heart attack which led to a car accident at U.S. 41 and Columbia St. around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

        He was a retired truck driver and car salesman.

        Surviving are his wife, Vickie; four daughters, Mrs. Gerry Scheau [sic--Scheu] of Evansville, Mrs. Judy Weightman of Bloomington, Ind., Mrs. Carolyn Hays of Carmi, Ill., and Miss Peggy Spencer of Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Scott, Mrs. Annalee Bateman, and Mrs. Lula Pulley, all of Evansville, Mrs. Dorothy May of Crestwood, Ky, and Mrs. Margaret Garver of Indianapolis; two brothers, Floyd S. of Chicago and Lloyd of Evansville; and five grandchildren.

        Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boone Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert A. Nall officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.


Stalder, Dorothy Irene Stalder, nee Yost

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times Leader; 16 Sep 1981

        Dorothy Irene Stalder, 62, of 1516 North Eighth St., Martins Ferry, died Tuesday at Charlottsville,* Va.  She was born March 18, 1919, in Sardis, the daughter of Charles and Ethel Mae Winland Yost.

        A member of the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, she was also a member of the Community Association and the Hilltop Card Club.

        Surviving are her husband, Grover E. Stalder; one son, Jack E. Stalder of Martins Ferry; three daughters, Mrs. Oden (Donna Jean) Thompson of Brandywine, W.Va., Mrs. Larry (Marlene) Stullenburg and Mrs. Don (Judy) Headley, both of Martins Ferry; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

        Friends will be received at the Keller Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, where services will be held Saturday at a time to be announced.  Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery, Sardis.

*Submitter's Note:  This should be "Charlottesville."


Stephen, Betsy F. Stephen  

Betsy F. Stephen, 38, of 512 1/2 N. Lincoln Ave., Barnesville, died Sunday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born May 9, 1942 in Somerset Twp., a daughter of Welda Stephen and Edna Huntsman Stephen.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to her parents, residents of Barnesville, are a daughter, Lavetta Kay Stephen at home; four brothers, Elmer and Ruben, both of Barnesville, Kelly of Hendrysburg, and Robert of Ozark; four sisters, Hazel Jackson and Martha Eddy, both of Barnesville, Glenda Betts of Bethesda and Eileen Wehr of Canton.

Friends received at the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home, Barnesville, after 7 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Ev angelist James Gallagher officiating. Burial in Somerton Cemetery, Somerton.


Stuff, Imogene F. Stuff, nee Steen

Source:  Daily Record [Wooster, Ohio]; 6 Oct 1981

        RITTMAN--Mrs. Imogene F. Stuff, 70, of 216 S. Hickin Ave., formerly of 119 W. Hill, Rittman, died early this morning (Tuesday) at her home following a three-and-a-half-year illness.

        Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. James E. Watt, Milton United Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.  Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home.

        She was born in 1911 near Barnesville, Ohio, to George and Angie Schaub Steen and had lived in Rittman since 1939.

        Surviving are a son, Jack, of Rittman, and three grandchildren.

        Her husband, Andy, died in 1978.


Stuff, Imogene F. Stuff, nee Steen 2nd obit

Source:  Daily Record [Wooster, Ohio]; 9 Oct 1981

        RITTMAN--Services for Imogene F. Stuff were held Thursday.

        Pallbearers were Jay Russele, Rich Armentrout, Truman Watts, Bob King, Larry Steen and Ralph Matz.


Talbott, William E. Talbott

Source:  The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 23 Jun 1981

        Former Sebring resident William E. Talbott, 78, 11508 E. Rose Hedge Drive, Whittier, Calif., died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Whittier Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

        Mr. Talbott was born in Chester, W. Va., May 21, 1903, to Kinsey and Jeanette Talbott.  He moved to California from Sebring in 1955.

        Mr. Talbott was a former member of Sebring Church of Christ, and a member of Sebring Lodge 626 of  F. and A.M., Alliance Chapter 83 of Royal Arch Masons and Alliance Council 112 of Royal and Select Masters.  He was a retired postal worker in Whittier.

        His wife, Violet (Goodballet) died Oct. 12, 1980.

        Surviving are a daughter, Sara Lewis of Ennis, Texas; a son, William E. Jr. of Whittier; a brother, Harry of Burgetstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Edna Windland, and four grandchildren died previously.

        Arrangements are by Rose Hill Mortuary in Whittier.  Burial will be in California.


Teare, William P. Teare

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times Leader; Tuesday, 20 Oct 1981

Pharmacist  William  Teare  Dies  at  71

        William P. Teare, 71, of 717 Elm St., Martins Ferry, died Monday at Martins Ferry Hospital.  He was born in Bridgeport, June 23, 1910, the son of the late Robert J. and Elizabeth McClarin Teare, former residents of Martins Ferry.

        He was the former owner and operator of the Teare Pharmacy, Martins Ferry for 14 years.  He also practiced his profession at Mears Pharmacy, Martins Ferry; Dankworth Pharmacy at Bellaire; Loos Drug Co. and Jeffries Drugs, both of St. Clairsville and Reynolds Memorial Hospital Pharmacy, Glen Dale, W. Va.

        He was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Philadelphia, Pa.

        He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Martins Ferry and the Ohio City Lodge No. 486, F. & A.M.

        He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audra Wilson Teare in 1971, and a brother, James Teare in 1959.

        Surviving are his wife, Dorcas Martin Teare; a son Bill Paul Teare of Michigan City, Ind.; a stepson, Michael Pelly of Proctor, W. Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Garvick of Moundsville, W. Va.; two brothers, Don Teare of Martins Ferry, and Bob Teare of Simpsonville, S.C.; seven grandchildren.

        Members of the family will receive friends at the Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Services will be at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. L. Huffman and the Rev. Bill Lawrence officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Thrasher, Dohrman J. Thrasher

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Evening Review; Thursday, 6 Aug 1981

Mr.   Thrasher

        WELLSVILLE - Dohrman "Herk" J. Thrasher, 40, of 107  20th St. died today at 4:45 a.m. in the Cleveland Clinic, where he had been admitted Tuesday after being transferred from East Liverpool City Hospital following a five-week illness.

        An Air Force veteran, Mr. Thrasher was born Aug. 27, 1940 in Stratton, a son of Charles Thrasher and Mattie Wilson Thrasher.

        He was a jiggerman for the Homer Laughlin China Co. in Newell, last working June 29.

        Mr. Thrasher was a member of IBPAW.

        In addition to his wife, Mrs. Rena Long Thrasher at home, survivors include three sons, Bill Thrasher, Ty Thrasher and Sherd Pardee, all at home; a daughter, Melissa Thrasher at home; three sisters, Mrs. John (Doris) Vantilburg of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Margaret Taylor and Mrs. James (Sharon) Gilbert both of Wellsville.

        Services are to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the MacLean Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Rhodabarger of the Stratton Church of the Nazarene.

        Burial is to be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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


Truex, Maynard N. Truex    

Source:  The Ontario [California] Daily Report; 25 Aug 1981  

        Maynard N. Truex, 85, of Madras, Ore., died Aug. 19 at Madras, Ore.  A retired city of Ontario employee, he was a native of Woodsfield, Ohio, and a former Ontario resident.  Veteran of the Army during World War I.  Member of the Church of Christ, Ontario.  He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Smith of Madras, Ore.; a son, Jack L. Truex of Everett, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Services were held at Madras, Ore., on Aug. 22.  Interment Veterans Cemetery, Portland, Ore.


Tubaugh, Besse Tubaugh

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; 10 Sep 1981


        Bessie* Tubaugh, 85, of Woodsfield died Monday, Sept. 7, 1981 in Barnesville Hospital.  She was born April 6, 1896 in Woodsfield, a daughter of the late Henry R. and Lavinia Marty Tubaugh.

        She was a retired schoolteacher.

        Surviving are three sisters, Blanche Tubaugh, Esther Tubaugh, and Estelle Boston, all of Woodsfield; a brother, Wilbur Tubaugh of Washington D.C.

        Friends received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield Wednesday where services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Minister Harry Summers officiating.  Burial in West Union Cemetery, RD 1, Sardis.

*Submitter's Note:  On her tombstone the spelling is BESSE.


Wehr, Gilbert C. Wehr

Source:  The Cambridge [Ohio] Daily Jeffersonian; 22 Jul 1981

        BARNESVILLE -- Gilbert C. Wehr, 61, of 307 W. South St., Barnesville, died at his home this morning (July 22, 1981).

        He was born May 17,1921,* at Calais, son of Angus and Lillie Stephen Wehr.  He was a member of American Legion Post 168 and VFW Post 2792, Barnesville.  He was preceded in death by four brothers.

        He leaves a son, Clayton, of Quaker City, and three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Blowers, Mrs. Georgia Vougt and Mrs. Sarah Smith, all of Barnesville.

        Friends may call at Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with VFW services will be* at 6 p.m.  The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery.

Submitter's Notes: 

        * Although this obituary gives the birth year as 1921 [as does the 1930 census], his tombstone shows 1920 and his military tombstone shows May 17, 1920.  The U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, U.S., the Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, the Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, and the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 all show 1920.


Weintraut, Alma M. Weintraut, nee Vawter

Source:  The Shelbyville [Indiana] News; 5 Feb 1981

        Mrs. Alma M. Weintraut, 75, 102 S. Fairfield Drive, died at 6 a.m. today at W.S. Major Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks.  She had been in failing health several months.

        A lifelong resident of Shelby County, she belonged to the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.

        Born May 6, 1905 in Shelby County, a daughter of Ray and Mabel (Monroe) Vawter, she was married March 2?,*1921 to Edward Weintraut, who died May 31, 1972.

        Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Miriam) Knoebel, Shelbyville; three brothers, Wallace Vawter and Elmer Vawter, both of Shelbyville and Irvin Vawter of California; two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.  Two sisters preceded  in death.

        Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carmony Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Hobbs officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Friday.

*Submitter's Note:  I cannot read the second digit of that date.


Wigton, Michelle Diane Wigton

Source:  The Wooster [Ohio] Daily Record; 30 Nov 1981

Wigton Infant

        Michell Diane Wigton, four-month-old daughter of Joseph R. and Brenda K. Knox Wigton, of Box 179, Lakeville RD1, died Saturday evening at Akron Children's Hospital.

        Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the West Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Wingate officiating.  Burial will be at Nashville Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours. McIntire Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

        Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Akron Children's Hospital.

        She was born in Wooster in 1981.

        Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Heather Renea of the home; maternal grandmother, Barbara Knox of Shreve; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Knox of Wooster; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young of Nashville; paternal grandmother, Ruth Wigton of Nashville, and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Carl Aten of Lorain.

        A brother, Timothy R., died June 21, 1979.


Williams, Carrie Williams, nee Harris

Source:  The Indianapolis [Indiana] Star; Thursday, 5 Feb 1981

        Services for Carrie Harris Williams, 96, Indianapolis, widow of Carl Williams, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Washington Park East.  There will be no calling.  She died Tuesday in a local nursing home.  Survivors include a sister, Alice Henninger.  Murphy Funeral Service at Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements.


Williams, John N. Williams

Source:  The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 23 Mar 1981

        SEBRING -- John N. Williams, 73, 471 W. Georgia Ave., died at Alliance City Hospital at 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

        Mr. Williams was a retired kiln placer and was last employed at Queen China.

        He was born in Scranton, Pa., April 1, 1908.  A veteran of World War II, Mr. Williams was a member of  Disabled American Veterans Chapter 50 in Alliance and Tri-County 5 CB Club.  His wife, Margaret E. died in 1979.

        Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Freeman (Alma) Morrison of Sebring, Mrs. Linda Evanitcka of Lake Milton, and Mrs. William (Marilyn) Smith and Mrs. Nelson (Mary) Garnes, both of Alliance; two sons, John A. of Alliance and James W. of Sebring; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Tatgenhorst, Mrs. Jenny Hester and Mrs. Pearl Lonkert, all of East Liverpool; five brothers, William Robert and David, all of Wellsville, and Thomas and Donald, both of East Liverpool; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three daughters, a son and a brother.

        Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gednetz Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Mosher officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool.

        Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


Wise, Emery L. Wise

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 13 July 1981

        Emery Louis Wise, 74, of 1312 Glendale Road died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Marietta Convalescent Center.

        He was born Feb. 17, 1907, at Graysville to Asa A. and Nancy V. Scott Wise.  He was a member of Harmar Hill Church of Christ and was employed for 23 years by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and for 15 years by J.A. Schwendeman and Sons Contractors.

        He was married Sept. 2, 1926, to Goldie Jackson, who survives with two sons, Robert L. of Houston, Texas, and Edsel C. of Coolville; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Laretha) Butler of Marietta Rt. 1, Mrs. Donald (Linda) M. McPherson of Augusta, Maine, and Mrs. Lee  (Nancy) E. Stilgenbauer of Dover; 18 grandchildren; one brother, Asa A. Wise of Woodsfield; and a sister Ida R. Coss of Graysville.

        He was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

        Arrangements are incomplete at Hadley Funeral Home.


Wright, Alice E. Wright, nee Maxwell

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Evening Review; 20 Aug 1981

        Mrs. Alice E. Wright, 67, of 934 Kent St. died today at 2:17 a.m. in City Hospital following a brief illness.

        A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Wright was born here March 19, 1914, a daughter of Cecil Maxwell and Isabelle Cronin Maxwell.

        Before retiring from the Hall China Co., she was a substitute grandmother at the Community Resource Center.

        Mrs. Wright was a member of the East Wing Senior Citizens Center and an honorary member of the IBPAW.

        Her husband, Perry Wright, died Nov. 3, 1973.

        Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Peggy) Williams and Mrs. Ivan (Faye) Jackson, both of East Liverpool, and Miss Masel Wright at home; two sons, Thomas D. Wright of Glenmoor and James M. Wright ; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Hildebrand of Wooster; a brother Bernard Gene Maxwell of East Liverpool; seven grandchildren and a stepgranddaughter.

        Services are to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Dawson Funeral home.

        Burial is to be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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




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