NOTE: I stopped updating this page in 2003, and now put any obit directly into the database. Most, but NOT all, of the following obits have been put into the database.
Buried in Lithopolis Cemetery., Lithopolis (Bloom Twp.,) Fairfield Co., OH
ANDERSON, Gerald "Jerry" M., 64y, of Canal Winchester, OH, died 6 Jan 2002 in St. Petersburg,
FL. Retired from Federal Gov't Dept. of Air Force, Newark Air Force Base in 1996. Worked
for Boing. Avid cyclist. Survived by wife Betty; son Dr. Geoffrey (Anita) ANDERSON of
Lancaster; dau. Kathleen ANDERSON of Gahanna; grandchildren, cousins, uncle Meredith BROCK of
FL. Preceded in death by parents Garrett and Ann ANDERSON. Funeral Saturday at Lithopolis
St. John Lutheran Church; entombment in Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Jan 9, 2002, News C06]
BEHRENS, Robert Leroy, died at home in Lithopolis 5 Mar 1999 at 82y. Lifetime member of St.
John Lutheran Church. Survived by wife Virginia Wilson; daughter Bonnie Sue (Alan)
BUTTERBAUGH, son Duane (Rosemary) BEHRENS, brother Richard Lee (Delores)
BEHRENS, sister Hattie Marie McCUNE. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Ethel
BEHRENS, and infant brother Clarence Edward BEHRENS. Funeral held Tuesday.
interment at Lithopolis Cem.
BLACK, Patricia A., 54y, of Carroll, died Friday, 3 Jan 2003 at Fairfield Med. Ctr. 1968 graduate of
Groveport H.S. Survived by father Thomas; sisters Peggy, Pam and Nancy BLACK all of Lithopolis.
Preceded in death by mother Gertrude E. BLACK. Services 1.pm. Tuesday; interment Lithopolis
Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 5 Jan 2003; News 06B]
BLATTNER, Dorothy, 78y, died Monday. Survived by husband of 46y, Marty R. BLATTNER, son
and dau-in-law James and Lorraine BLATTNER; many grandchildren listed; sister Helen GALLOWAY;
brother Victor DAVEY. Services Friday. Interment Lithopolis Cem. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH,
August 16, 2001]
BRUBAKER, William L., 63y, of Carroll, died Sat., Nov. 9, 2002 at OSU Med. Ctr. Born 30 Oct 1939
in Napoleon, OH. Survived by sons William A. "Biff" BRUBAKER of Carroll, Michael A. (Joni)|
BRUBAKER of Lancaster, grandchildren, mother Jane (James) SLEE of Napoleon, brothers Kenneth,
Richard and Moe BRUBAKER all of Napoleon, James SLEE of Cincinnati; sister Linda LIMPAUGH
of Napoleon. Preceded in death by wife Lovie JoAnn BRUBAKER in 1992, father Richard BRUBAKER
and brother Steve BRUBAKER. Funeral Wed., interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch,
10 Nov 2002, News 6B]
BURTON, Laura M. Burton-Mayes, 54y, of Pataskala, d at home Mon., 22 Jul 2002. Born in
Columbus on 10 Mar 1948. Survived by soul mate Gary MARCUM of Pataskala, 4 ch: Ed (Tracey)
MAYS of Newark, Kevin SIDERS of Columbus, Karen (Chris) PORTER of Galloway, OH, and Larry
(Cheri) GOERLITZ of Reynoldsburg; 3 bros: Charles (Joann) MAYS of Sunbury, Wallace (Lemara)
MAYS of Pataskala, John (Theresa) MAYS of Huntsville, AL; sister Margie (Mark) HOLBROOK of
Delaware. Preceded by parents Edwin and Bernice MAYS and sister Dixie. Services July 27.
Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 24 Jul 2002]
CARR, George William, 69y, died Thurs., 24 Jun 1999 at home. Funeral Tuesday in Canal
Winchester, OH. Burial Lithopolis Cem. Native of Hoboken, NJ, s/o Joseph and Theresa
CARR. Surviving are wife Margaret, dau Catherine Diane STERN of GA, three stepsons:
Skip PRICE of OR, Michael PRICE of IN, and Randall PRICE of Pickerington, OH; stepdau
Sheryl MARX of Canal Winchester, OH; sister Ronnie OTTEN of Hoboken. [Herald Online,
Rock Hill, SC., June 26, 1999]
CARSE, Raymond Stanford, 74y, d 21 Jan 2003. S/o Harley Jefferson CARSE and Mary Elizabeth
HADLEY-CARSE. Survived by wife Rhoda Imogene BEAGLE-CARSE, eldest son Danny and wife
Angie, 2nd son Allen and wife Jo; dau. Pam CARSE-BREWSTER and husband Rodney; 3rd son
Wayne CARSE. Services Saturday. Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch; 23 Jan 2003; News 5C]
CHALFANT, Richard Blaine, 93, of Belmont, OH, died Sept. 10, 2003 Ohio Valley Med. Ctr. WWI vet.
Preceded in death by wife Martha, parents Perry BLAINE and Ida CHALFANT, brothers and sisters.
Survived by dau, Linda (Darrel) CARRUTHERS, Belmont. Interment Sunday at Lithopolis Cem.
[Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Sept. 12, 2003 News 10B]
CHAPMAN, Mervin Eugene Sr., 77, of Carroll, died 10 Jul 2003 at University Hosp. Survived by daus:
Constance Jean (James) HARLESS, Columbus; Pamela Jo (Steven) COIL, Canal Winchester; Joyce Jeanine
(Keith) HUGHES, Canal Winchester; Son M. Eugene (Mary) CHAPMAN, Jr., Cleveland; brother Bobby Joe (Charlene)
CHAPMAN, Lancaster. Preceded in death by parents Mervin and Esther Marie (GREENE) CHAPMAN, and
wife Jeanine, 1996. Service 19 Jul 2003 at Lithopolis Cem. Mausoleum. [Columbus Dispatch N32s 07C 16 Jul 2003]
CHILDERS, Harold, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, died 21 Nov 1994 at 62y. Interment at Lithopolis
CHRISTIAN, Dorothy May (NEIBARGER), 68, of Rockbridge, d Monday 22 Apr 2002. Married
husband Kenneth 24 Feb 1953 and he d 1 May 2000. Also preceded in death by parents
Carl and Florence NEIBARGER, sisters Jean MILLER and Eilene BAUGHMAN, brother
Richard NEIBARGER. Survived by dau. Sharon Christian (Jim Johns) of Rockbridge,
bros. John Sr. of Sunbury, George (Alice) of Johnstown, and Carl (Helen) of Columbus.
Services Friday. Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 25 Apr 2002, News 07E]
DAVIDSON, Linda Sue DAVIDSON (FEUSTAL), 51y, of Pickerington, died 7 Nov. 2003 at home. Born 13 Feb.
1952 Columbus to James & Doris COX. Survived by true love Roger DAVIDSON, sister Brenda (Terry)
McCROSKEY of Gahanna, bro. Gary (Donna) COX of Cardington. Funeral Tuesday, interment Lithopolis
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, News 6b Nov. 9, 2003]
DAVIS, Myra Dean Rock, b 23 Jan 1929 Creston, OH, d 19 Dec 2001. Preceded in death by parents
Ira and Myrtle ROCK, son Gary Irwin, sister Lottie STEELE. Survived by husband William
Kramer DAVIS, sister Delia Mae BARRON of Ozark, Alabama, several children. Burial in
Lithopolis Cem Saturday. [Columbus Dispatch 21 Dec 2001, News 7E]
DAVY, Lloyd E., 78, of Columbus, died Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Mt. Carmel Med. Ctr. Born 7 Jun 1923
at Shadesville, Ohio, to Leroy and Addie Agnes Davy. Farmer. WWII vet. Preceded in death by
parents, brothers and sisters (not named). Survived by wife of 56y, Evelyn Fausnaugh Davy of Columbus,
sons James (Pauline) Davy of VA, Allen (Valerie) Davy of Columbus, dau. Mary (Ray) Forster of
Lithopolis, sister Bonnie ANDERSON of Ashville, others listed. Services Monday, June 10th. Interment
Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch]
DEAN, Steven, 46y of Groveport, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002 at Rockmill Nursing and Rehabilitation in
Lancaster. Truck driver. Loved NASCAR racing. Survived by wife Judy of Groveport, dau. Lori of
Lithopolis, parents Joe and Eleanor DEAN of Ashville; brothers Mike (Nancy) DEAN of Circleville,
Jim DEAN of Ashville, Dave (Connie) DEAN of Circleville; sister Cathy of Grove City. Preceded in
death by first wife Jane FALER DEAN, 10 Oct 1990. Services Thursday; interment Lithopolis
Cemetery. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Feb. 20, 2002]
DeBOARD, Randall Jay, 62y of Lancaster, d Friday 12 Oct. 2001 at his residence. Member Bloom
Baptist Church. Survived by wife Mary; daus Deborah K. (Larry) SPURLOCK of Lexington, KY,
Lynda (Eric) JAYJOHN, Patricia (Greg) WICKHAM of St. Paris, OH; sisters Fay D'ANDREA of
Baltimore, OH, Barbara GOODSON of Ashland, KY, Vonda WISE of Lexington, KY; brothers Kennis
DEBOARD of Paintsville, KY, Mike LOPRESTI and Frank LOPRESTI both of Columbus. Preceded in
death by parents Jay and Ginger BRANHAM DEBOARD. Services Monday, burial at Lithopolis Cem.
DOMINQUEZ, Trinity Amaree, 4 wks, d 27 Dec 2002 at Children's hospital, Col. Survived by parents
Marista DOMINGUEZ and Mark BOBBITT, Canal Winchester; sister Naussicca DOMINGUEZ, gparents
and others. Service 2 Jan 2003; burial Lithopolis Cem. Born 26 Nov. 2002 Columbus. [Columbus
Dispatch, Columbus, OH]
DUFFER, Billy Glen Sr., 64, of Groveport, died 2 May 2002 at OSU Med. Ctr. Preceded in death by
parents Naomi and Leslie (THOMAS) DUFFER and sister Marjorie HALL. Survived by loving wife
of 42 years, Barbara (ARROWOOD) DUFFER; sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Glen and Jennifer
Duffer Jr. of Columbus, Jason Elliot DUFFER, daughter Cherri GOSSER of Grove City, sister and
bro-in-law Betty and Jim SCHRIENK of Columbus. Service Monday. Burial at Lithopolis Cem.
[COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 5 May 2002, News 6C]
EASTON, Gene A., 64y of Carroll, d 12 Nov 2000 at home. 1954 graduate of Marysville HS.
Born 29 Aug 1936 Union County to Fred and Alice (FORD) EASTON. Survived by wife of
41y, Kay, two daus; Renee HILL, Lisa RAWLS; sister Sandra DeLaGARZA of TX. Services
Wed. Burial Lithopolis Cem. [Marysville Journal-Tribune, Nov 2000]
ELLIS, Leroy, 57y, of Obetz, died 11 Nov 2002 at Doctor's Hosp. West. Born 30 Aug 1845,
Green county. Survied by wife of 38y, Kay; daus. Jodi (James) YOUNGBLOOD of Ark.,
Rachele (Bill) FRESHKORN of Obetz, Kristen (Dave) ECKEL of Ashville; mother Virginia
ELLIS of Ccolumbus; bros. Paul (Bobbie) ELLIS, Thomas ELLIS, Roger (Charlene) ELLIS;
sister Jackie (Glenn) HURSEY. Preceded in death by father Harold K. ELLIS. Services
Friday; entombment Lithopolis Cemetery Mausoleum. [Columbus Dispatch, 14 Nov 2002]
FAHNER, Brandon Bradley and William Vincent, infant twin sons of Darrell and Denise (Moore)
FAHNER of Carroll, born 15 Jun 2002. Survived by sisters Ashley and Casey, gparents
Vincent A. MOORE of Pickerington, Dixie L. FAHNER of Canal Winchester, great
grandparents, aunts and uncles also mentioned. Graveside service Thursday at Lithopolis
Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 19 June 2002]
FATIGA, Betty Jane (CORMANY), aged 78, d 14 Apr 2002 at home. Prededed in death by parents
Herbert and Pearl Cormany, twin brother William, sisters Rub CARLOVE, Lucille WHITE.
Survived by husband Eugene; dau. Marianne (Michael) MAHONEY, brothers James (Ruth) CORMANY,
Max (Dorothy) CORMANY; sister Leola GROOM. Funeral Mass Thursday. Interment Lithopolis Cem.
[Columbus Dispatch, 15 Apr 2002]
FERRELL, Dorsey F., 86y of Canal Winchester, formerly of Chapmanville WV. Died 16 Apr 1998 at Mt.
Carmel East, Columbus. Surviving daus: Jean ANDERSON-CAREY of Brandon, FL; Doris SCHEIDEGGER
and Joan HAMMOND of Columbus; Pam MANGAN of Canal Winchester. Sons Dennis and Richard of'
Orlando, FL; brother William of WV; sister Mildred CRADDOCK of WV. Services Monday in
Pickerington, OH. Burial at Lithopolis Cem. [The Charleston Gazette Online, April 18, 1998]
FLETCHER, Wilma Jean, 75, formerly of Columbus, died Aug. 2, 2003 in Ft. Myers, FL. Born Oct. 12,
1927 in Columbus to William and Mary (Merle) BARRETT. Married Wm. H. FLETCHER July 8, 1950 who
survives. Survived by brothers William & Robert, dau. Barbara and Bob HURFORD. Buried at
Lithopolis Cem. Aug. 8. [Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 6, 2003, News 5B]
FYFFE, Willis H. "Buck", 64y of Carroll, OH, d Sat., Oct 14, 2000. Services Wed., 18th. Burial
Lithopolis Cem. [Floyd County KY Times, Oct. 20, 2000]
GAUTIER, Joy B., 93, formerly of Columbus, now of Bellevue, died 27 Dec 2002 at Bellevue
Hosp. Born 26 Oct 1909 Chillicothe to Fred DENEWITZ and raised by him and stepmother
Dolly, both deceased. Survived by dau. Margaret HUFFER of Bellevue. Graveside services
Monday at Lithopolis Cem., Lithopolis. [Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin, OH, p unk.]
GARVIN, Donald V., of Lithopolis, died 18 Aug 1999 Wednesday at Doctor's West Hospital.
Survived by son Leslie A. of Lithopolis, brothers William F. (Cheri) GARVIN of Plain City, and
David (Mary) GARVIN of Columbus; sisters Linda GARVIN of KY, Karen MITCHELL of
Columbus, and Connie GARVIN of Millfield, OH. Preceded in death by wife Katherine,
parents Foster and Dorothy, and brother Franklin. Interment Lithopolis Cem.
GETZ, Paul A., 91, of Canal Winchester, died April 8, 2003 at Fairfield Med. Ctr., Lancaster. Born Jan.
12, 1912 Springfield, Ohio, to the late August and Mabel GETZ. Preceded in death by wife
Elizabeth in 1971 and bros. Lewis, Roger and John GETZ. Survived by wife of 28 years, Marian;
Sons David (Arnett) GETZ, Fla., and Lynn (Sue) GETZ, Canal Winchester, and step children. Service
Friday at David's United Church of Christ, Canal Winchester; Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus
Dispatch, 9 Apr 2002, News 04C]
GOMAN, Berneda May of Canal Winchester died Thur., 11 Feb 1999 at 78, at Pickerington
Nursing and Reh. Ctr. Member David's United Church of Christ, Canal Winchester. Preceded
in death by husband Edgar GOMAN in 1973. Survived by ch: JoAnn (Joe) NICODEMUS,
Carroll, Ohio; Lois J. SCHEIDEGGER of Baltimore, Ohio, Larry (Janice) MASON of
Marysville, OH, and Chester MASON of Plain City. Interment Monday in Lithopolis Cem.
[Columbus Dispatch 13 Feb 1999]
GRIFFITH, Agnes K., 74, died Wed., March 13, 2002 at Rockmill Nursing Ctr. Lifetime resident of
Canal Winchester. Born 25 Nov 1927 in Groveport to Herman and Kathryn (RAINES) CARPENTER.
Member of the Canal Winchester Hist. Society. Survived by 3 sons; Robert (Denise) GRIFFITH of
Logan, Michael (Debra) GRIFFITH and William (Ellen) GRIFFITH of Canal Winchester, brothers
Donald (Deborah) CARPENTER of Canal Winchester, and Ronald (Linda) CARPENTER of Carroll.
Funeral Tuesday. Entombment at Lithopolis Cemetery. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH, March 16, 2002]
GOSS, Margaret Mary, 82 of Canal Winchester, died Dec. 15, 2003 at Winchester Place Nursing Home. Widow
of Graydon T. GOSS, July 25, 1992. Born 17 June 1921 in Mt. Clemens, MI, d/o Charles A. and Letitia
W. (LAUGHLIN) WAHLSTROM. No known survivors. Interment at Lithopolis Cem., Thursday, with her husband
Graydon's cremains. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2003, News 11C].
GRIMM, Wilber E., 76y, Pataskala, formerly of Groveport. Died 25 Sep 2001 at Mt. Carmel E. Hosp.
Born 16 Feb 1925 Franklin Co., s/o Floyd and Inez GRIMM. Survied by wife of 56y, Rosanne;
daughters Linda (Dave) MOODY, Pataskala, Carolyn (Don) RICHARDSON, Carroll; son David (Jody)
GRIMM, Pataskala; sister Lucille (Freeland) RIGGS, Circleville. Preceded in death by son
Michael, 1974, and sister Wanda McKenzie Tabor. Services Sat. Burial Lithopolis Cem.
GUSSLER, William B., of Lithopolis, died at Grant Hospital 12 May 1986 at 52y. Former pastor of
Lithopolis Nazarene Church. Survived by wife Marie; sons William B. GUSSLER of Florida,
and Paul GUSSLER of NC; daughter Christine CASTO of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and others.
Funeral 15 May 1986. Interment in Lithopolis Cem.
HAAS, Anton Joseph "Tony", 36y, of Reynoldsburg, d Sun., Feb. 3, 2002 at his home. Survived by daus. Crystal,
Stephanie, Toni; son Michael; parents Jim and Dottie of Groveport; fiancÚ Tamara Jean "Tammy" GRADY
and her four sons, of Reynoldsburg; sister Cindy (Greg) HERBST; bros. Mark, Rick, Wayne, Jon; and
various aunts, uncles, nieces, etc. mentioned. Funeral Wed., interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus
Dispatch, Columbus, OH, 5 Feb. 2002, news B06]
HAGER, Sally Sue, 65y, of Groveport, died July 28, 2003 at home. Survived by husband Ronald, son Brian (Shelly)
HAGER, sisters Carol (Bill) MORROW, Irene L. MOORE, Mary M. PAGEL. Preceded in death by parents Edwin and
Hildred SEYMOUR, bro. Kenneth E. SEYMOUR. Funeral Thursday, interment Lithopolis Cem. Mausoleum.
[Columbus Dispatch, July 29, 2003, News 10B]
HALE, Lois L., died 30 Nov 1994 at 71y. Survived by husband of 48y, Robert "Bob"; sons Don and Ken.
Entombment was in Lithopolis Cem. Mausoleum.
HALL, Iva Marie, 93, of Columbus, died July 9, 2002 at Grant Med. Ctr. Born 27 Feb 1909 Canal
Winchester to Altus M. and Estella J. (FRAKER) PALSGROVE. Preceded by husbands Glen
WALKER and Dale HALL. Interment Lithopolis Cem., Friday. [Columbus Dispatch 10 Jul 2002]
HAMILTON, Minetta Carolyn, 77, of Wooster, d Tues., June 24, 2003 at her home. Born 25 Mar 1926 in
Groveport, OH, d/o Jacob and Elza V. (STRICKLAND) HAMLER. Survived by sons Robert (Lena) HAMILTON of
Lancaster, Charles A. (Rebecca) HAMILTON of Wooster. Preceded in death by hus. Eugene R. HAMILTON and
sisters Geneva CARR, Ethel McCONAUGHEY, Iris SHUMACHER and Coletha VanGUNDY, bros. Wilbur and Arthur
HAMLER. Interment Lithopolis Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 22 Jul 2003 News 5B]
HARRIS, James R. "Bob", 74, died Sunday, 1 Sep 2002 at Grant Med. Ctr. US Army vet. Preceded
in death by parents James and Wynema HARRIS and sister Kathryn BRAND. Survived by dau. and
son-in-law, Roberta and Eddie BARTON, sister Betty DRONE, and others mentioned. Service on
Friday. Burial "will take place later" at Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 05 Sep 2002 News 10B]
HAVAICH, Amy E., 31y of Canal Winchester, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp.
Survived by parents Tom and Connie HAVAICH of Carroll, sisters Lynn (Mike) PASZKE of Carroll,
Tina HAVAICH of Columbus; paternal gparents Charles and Elizabeth HAVAICH, maternal gmother
Rose BUCCINO, widow of Anthony. Services Friday. Interment Lithopolis Cem. [COLUMBUS
DISPATCH, Jan. 16, 2002, News 04B]
HEISTER, Frances A., 83y, of Canal Winchester. Lifelong resident of Bloom township, d 18 Dec 2001
at her residence. Survived by sons Carl (Phyllis) HEISTER of Lancaster; Noel (Sandy) HEISTER
of Canal Winchester; Mark (Jackie) HEISTER of Canal Winchester; dauther Mary HEISTER and Joe
EVANS of Mansfield. Preceded in death by husband Dwight. Funeral Saturday; interment Lithopolis
Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 21, 2001, News 07E]
HICKS, Wanda, died 30 Mar 1999. Buried Lithopolis Cem.
HICKS, Ruth WOODS SMITH HICKS, 92, of Canal Winchester, d 23 Jan 2003 at Scioto Retirement Community.
Born 22 June 1910 Columbus, OH, to the late Arthur L. and Ada M. (THORNTON) SMITH, their first child.
Retired English teacher. 1929 Bexley H.S. grad. Masters of Arts from OSU in 1961. Survived by dau Eleanor
Gray LEISSLER of Reno, NV; son Gregory W. HICKS of Spokane, WA; sister Martha PARKER of Honolulu, HI;
preceded in death by husband William Howard HICKS, Bros. Lot L. SMITH the third and Thornton D. SMITH &
sister Sarah FUNK-BIDWELL. Services May 17, 2003 at Lithopolis Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, News 10B;
11 May 2003]
HINDERMAN, Susan F. (SMITH), 54, Reynoldsburg, died 18 Dec 2003 at Mt. Carmel Med. Ctr. Born 5 Apr 1949 to
Marvin and Norma SMITH, who survive. Also survived by ch: Tina (Edward) ARMSTRONG and Brandon HINERMAN.
Sisters Marilyn (Rick) FORD, Patsy (Kenny) JOHNSON, Brenda GIBSON, Teresa (Jim) LAKINS, Janice (Paul)
ZEROVNIC, Cathy HOUSELY and Pam (Ralph) PRICE; brother David (Debbie) SMITH. Services Monday. Entombment
at Lithopolis Cem. Mausoleum. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2003, News 05C]
HITCHCOCK, Tara L., 37 of Ashville, d Friday Oct. 19, 2001 at home. Survived by husband Greg, daus.
Melissa and Amanda, parents William P. and Prudence (MINOR) McNEER, of Baltimore, sisters Mary
(Kevin) BLOSSER, Blacklick, Laura McNEER, Cincinnati; brother Chip (Roxanne) McNEER, West Palm
Beach, FL; grandmother Verna McNEER, Huntington, WV, and more. Funeral service Tuesday.
Burial Lithopolis Cem.
HOLTON,Pauline M., 82, of Canal Winchester, d 14 Jul 2003. Born Sep. 19, 1920 in Kanawha Co., WV to the
late William and Nora Dell (FRYE) HOLSTON. Member of Lithopolis Nazarene Church. Preceded in death by husband
Collie HOLTON, Sr. in 1993, son Larry G. HOLTON in 1971. Survived by ch: Norman (Jamie) HOLTON of NM,
Collie (Jewel) HOLTON, Jr., of Beaver Creek, Jerry (Anne) HOLTON of Licking Co., Jean COOK of Columbus,
Gayle (David) STARKEY of Canal Winchester, Lisa HUDSON, Columbus, sister Dorothy (Paul) BALDWIN of
FL. Service on Frida; Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, News 07C, 16 Jul 2003]
HONAKER, Margaret Sue, 57, of Pickerington died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at OSU Med. Ctr. Born
10 Oct 1944 in Ragland, WV to Thomas W. and Eula Mae (CHAFIN) LAND. Survived by husband of 39y,
Lanny, sons Jeffrey (Kathy) HONAKER of Blanchester, Ohio, Anthony (Jeni) Honaker of Florence, KY,
grandchildren listed, sister Sally J. (Robert) Campbell of Metairie, LA, brother Bill LAND, and others listed.
Entombment at Lithopolis Mausoleum, Monday. [Columbus Dispatch].
HURST, Eric James, of Lithopolis, OH; died as a result of an auto accident, Wed., Sept. 20, 2000. Born 16
Jul 1976. Survived by mother Terri (Paul) GOOKENBARGER; father Frank James HURST of Myrtle Beach,
SC; Grandparents Patricia (Jack) ROSE of Winterhaven, FL; Guy STEFFY of Lancaster, OH; Robert (Taka)
HURST of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister Jessica SLARK; brother Joshua SLARK; girlfriend Tamara HOLLAND;
uncles, cousins. Interment Saturday at Lithopolis Cem. [obit found at americanmemorials.com; publication
HUSSEY, Lucille Borror, 90, of Bexley, died 11 Oct 1999 at Grant Med. Ctr. Widow of Millard To. HUSSEY.
Survived by dau Rev. Kay MCGLINCHEY of the home, sons David A. (Becky) HUSSEY of Gahanna and Michael
D. (Shirley) HUSSEY of Columbus. Services Friday; interment Lithopolis cem. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH,
13 Oct 1999]
HUSTON, Esther L., 88, died Tues., 19 Feb. 2002 at Pickaway Manor Care Ctr., Circleville. Born 17 Apr 1913
at Marcy, OH; oldest of 7 ch of Frank and Katherine BLACK. Survived by dau. and son-in-law, Twila and Ray
ROSEBROUGH of Evereton, MO; step-dau. Julanne FLEMING of Nacotee, FL; three bros: Robert and
Virginia BLACK of Ashville, Kenneth and Ann BLACK of Ashville, and Dewey BLACK of Lancaster; 3 sis.
Jane and Don TRUEX of Circleville, Maxine STEBELTON of Columbus, and Lois MELVIN of Circleville.
Services Saturday, interment Lithopolis Cem. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Feb. 21, 2002, NEWS 06B]
JOHNSON, Alvin William, 70y, died 26 July 2003 at Mt. Carmel East. Survived by wife of 47y, Peggy, son Kevin
JOHNSON of Columbus, dau. Laura (Tim) CRABTREE of Groveport, son Michael (Amy) JOHNSON of Columbus, sisters
Mary Louise FRAZIER of Evansville, IN, Ann BARTHAUER of Lakeview, OH; grandchildren and others. US Navy
vet Korean War. Interment Wed. the 30th at Lithpolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, July 28, 2003, News 05b]
JUDICE, Mary E., 79y of Lithopolis, d Thurs., 10 Feb 2000 at home. Survived by dau., Erin (Lloyd) ZUCK;
grandchildren; sister Lucy HEDGES. Preceded in death by husband Louis JUDICE. Interment? (Not sure
if it was Lithopolis Cem.)
KALB, Hattie H., of Groveport, died Wednesday 26 Jan 2000 at Grant Med. Ctr. Survived by husband Jerry,
son David KALB, sisters Belinda and Kathy. Services Saturday; burial Lithopolis Cem.
KLINGENSMITH, Charity Althea, 96y of Ashville, d 18 Jul 2000 at home. Born Pickaway Co.,
OH 21 Jan 1094 to Ward B. and Anna (MOORE) POWELL. Preceded in death by
husband Vernon. Survived by dau Anne COOK. Services Sat. Interment Lithopolis
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch]
LEHMAN, Pauline, 60y of Canal Winchester, d Wed., Aug. 14, 2002. Born 5 Jul 1942 near Rutland,
OH, to the late Wm. Henry and Mary (Southern, O'Dell) GIBSON. Lived in Columbus area since
1960s, mostly in Groveport. Survived by husband J. Mike LEHMAN, ch: Carol Ann (Bill Tichenor)
WINBORNE of Lancaster, Dwain WINBORNE of San Diego, CA, Nicki (Tim) KING, Jay LEHMAN,
both of Westerville; several grandch. mentioned; sisters Joyce Alverta LEDDINGHAM of Groveport,
Carol Fay (GIBSON) WILLIAMS of Ann Arbor, MI. Preceded in death by bro. Harry Calvin O'DELL,
brother-in-law Fred "Sonny" LEDDINGHAM. Funeral Monday; interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus
Dispatch, Aug 17 2002, News C04]
MARION, Roger M., 64, Lancaster, d Sept. 10, 1003 at his residence. Born 23 Sep 1938 Circleville. 1956
graduate Canal Winchester H. S. Preceded in death by wife Het Thi Vu, fahter Orvile R. MARION.
Survived by dau., Theresa Marion, sons, Michael MARION, both of New York, William R. MARION and
wife Martha McPARTLIN, Silver Spring, MD, mother Esther MARION, sister Elaine YAPLE, both of Lancaster.
Burial Sept. 13 at Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2003, News 10B]
MASON, Geneva L., d 1 Jan 1996 at 79y. Died at her Lithopolis residence. Survived by
husband of 60y, George, and daughters Molly Ann (Byron) MILLER of NC, Nancy Lee
(Larry) HAUGHN of MO, and Donna May (Sam) POWE of AL. Survived also by 3 brothers,
3 sisters. Services Friday, interment Lithopolis Cem.
McCOLLISTER, Arthur Henry, of Canal Winchester, died at Valley View Nursing Home 03 Sep
1999 at 85y. Retired farmer and auctioneer. Graduate of Groveport H.S. 1933. Survived
by wife Ruth, son Richard (Eva) McCOLLISTER. Preceded in death by parents James and
Mary (PEMBERTON) McCOLLISTER and son Robert in 1949. Services Tuesday.
Burial at Lithopolis Cem.
McKNIGHT, David A., died 10 Dec 1998 at 38, of Canal Winchester, OH. Laidlaw bus driver for
Groveport Madison Schools. Survived by parents Harold and Norma McKNIGHT of Canal
Winchester, brother Jeff McKNIGHT, sister Marie (bill) Archer of Aurora, OH, grandparents
John & Louise McKNIGHT of Marietta, OH. Entombment at Lithopolis Cemetery Mausoleum.
McKNIGHT, Harold E., 65, of Canal Winchester, OH; d 21 Jul 2002 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp.
Survived by wife of 44y, Norma; ch: Marie (William) ARCHER of Aurora, OH and Jeffrey (Nicole)
McKNIGHT of Delaware, OH; gchildren; parents John D. and Margaret (WARFIELD) McKnight of
Sissonville, WV; bros. Wayne (Sue) McKNIGHT of Sissonville, and Lynn (Nina) McKNIGHT of
Marietta, OH. Preceded in death by son David Allen. Funeral Friday. Entombment at Lithopolis
Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 24 Jul 2002] Harold b 9 Jul 1937 according to a memorial on
funeral home website.
MELOY, Millard "Mel" of Lithopolis died 23 Jan 1997 at 70y. Survived by wife of 49y, Patricia;
dau Pamela (David) DOWLING and dau Sue Ann (Robert) MILLER, son Millard J. Preceded
in death by son William L. Meloy. Interment at Lithopolis Cem.
MERRILL, Christine (KLAMFOTH) of Lithopolis died 13 Apr 2000 at 86y on Thurs. at a nursing
home in Lancaster. Survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents John
and Gertrude KLAMFOTH, 1 brother and 5 sisters. Services Monday; burial at Lithopolis
MILLER, Edna C., 90y, died 5 Nov 2002 at Lancaster-Fairfield Med. Ctr. Survived by
husband of 69y, Lloyd Leo MILLER, sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Emma Lu
MILLER of Canal Winchester, and Vernon and Pat MILLER of Cedartown, GA; sister Ethel
REED of Cincinnati, Garnet OSBORNE of Dayton, and Beatrice WALLS of Dayton. Preceded
in death by by parents Robert and Martha WHEELER< sisters MAxine LILLICH, Dolly
WHEELER, Mabel BLAIR and Mae KUHNER, and 1 bro Jesse WHEELER. Funeral Friday,
interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 6 Nov 2002, News 10C] Funeral home website
website shows d.o.b. as 24 Mar 1912.
MILLER, Goldie, formerly of Lithopolis, died in Lancaster on 11 Dec 1998 at 75. Born 17 Oct
1923 in Lithopolis to the late Joseph D. and Florence E. (BURGOON) SHORT. Retired
bookkeeper. Survived by son Allen (Sharon) MILLER, brother Karl (Suzie) SHORT.
Preceded in death by brother Kenneth. Interment in Lithopolis Cem.
MILLER, James M., of Lancaster died 20 Mar 1997 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Survived by wife
Charlotte Conkel MILLER of Lancaster, daughter Pam (Michael) BINNS, sister Betty (Bob) McGINNIS,
brother Charles MILLER. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Hazel MILLER Services
Saturday; burial at Lithopolis Cem.
MILLS, Donald E., of Canal Winchester, died at Mt. Carmel East Hospital 15 Feb 2000. Born 6 May
1931 in Groveport to Allen and Martha (SUNDAY) MILLS. Survived by wife of 47y, Jean; son Donn
(Janet) MILLS, daughters Marcie (Rick) BARBER, Sue (Vincent) ARGOBRIGHT, Marty (Tim) DETTY,
brother Robert (Rose) MILLS, sister Doris REUTER. Preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
Services Friday. Interment Lithopolis Cem.
MINCH, Margaret L. (SMITH), 92 of Columbus, formerly of Groveport, died Mon., Feb. 18, 2002. Widow
of Edward C., Sr., 1972. Survived by dau. Dorothy (David) DECKER of Exter, MO; son Edward C.
Minch, Jr., of Columbus., son-in-law Alex McLEAN. Preceded in death by dau. Catherine McLEAN.
Services Friday; interment Lithopolis Cem. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Feb. 20, 2002]
MOGAN, Troy Matthew, 29y of Lithopolis, b 11 Jul 1972 d 11 June 2002 in his home. Survived by
wife Emma Kate "Duck" (Amert); son Ethan Jacob MOGAN, mother and step-father, Wendy and
Bradley SWOBODA of Ashville, father Steven R. MOGAN of Circleville, sister Christina Marie
(Kristopher Johnson) Mogan, brother Ryan Bradley Swoboda, step-sister Angela Dawn Swoboda,
grandparents, others listed. Interment Lithopolis cemetery. ["Hoof Beats" news, United States
Trotting Association website, "In Memoriam".
MOREHART, Pauline A., of Sevierville, TN, formerly of Canal Winchester, died 20 Aug 1999 at 89y.
Survived by husband Ben, son Ron (Florence) MOREHART of Sevierville. Services Tuesday.
Interment Lithopolis Cem.
MOREHART, Zelma J., 89y, of Canal Winchester, died 2 Nov 2002 at Winchester Place Nursing Ctr.
Survived by husband of 65y, Karl; daughter Charme' Bell MOREHART of Phoenix, AR; son Edward
Mace MOREHART of Canal Winchester. Preceded in death by parents John Mace and Rita (Havens)
SANDUSKY, sister laura HARDY and brother Glenn SANDUSKY. Funeral Wed., burial Lithopolis
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 4 Nov 2002, News 04C]
MYERS-DEFFINA, Marguerite "Peggy", 54y of Boonton Twp., NJ, formerly of Reynoldsburg, OH, died Wed.,
Oct. 31, 2001 at her residence. Survived by husband Thomas V. DEFFINA; bros. William (Judy) MYERs
of Groveport, and John MYERS of Columbus. Sisters Marilyn (Charles) ANDERSON of Canal Winchester
and Clara (Tom) JONES of Reynoldsburg. Preceded in death by parents John W. and Martha (BEGGROW)
MYERS. Funeral Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 4, 2001]
NAPIER, Zack, of Carroll, Ohio, died 7 Mar 2000 at 59y. Formerly of Worthington. Survived by wife
Genora and children. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Zelma NAPIER and brother Jack
NAPIER. Services Friday; interment Lithopolis Cem.
PARRISH, Richard T. "Dick", age 78 of Canal Winchester, died Sunday, August 5, 2001 at Mt. Carmel
Med. Ctr. Preceded in death by wife Lois, 1971. Retired from Big Bear stores. Survived by sons
Thomas K. PARRISH of Reynoldsburg, Timothy R. PARRISH of Columbus; grandchildren named;
sister Mary MITCHELL of VA. Memorial service Saturday at David's United Church of Christ, Canal
Winchester. Interment of cremains has taken place at Lithopolis Cemetery next to wife Lois.
[COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Aug. 10, 2001]
PERKINS, Clara "Faye", 88y, of Pickerington, died Sep. 29, 2001 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Survived by bro.
Williard (Naomi) Morgan of Jackson, OH; preceded in death by husband Orville J. PERKINS in 1995, parents
John and Mazel (Martin) MORGAN, sisters Marjorie FREEMAN, Opal LEACH, and
brother Coyt MORGAN. Services Wed., interment Lithopolis Cem.
PLUMMER, Harry H., 94, of Carroll, died 10 Nov 2002 at Rockmill Rehabilitation. Born 9 Sep 1908 in Rutland
to the late Alpha E. and Cora (CAMP) PLUMMER. Survived by wife of 74y, Fannie; son Keith (Betty) PLUMMER
of Carroll, grandchildren, sisters Alice Jean (Darrell) BURSON of Chicago, Elizabeth DULANEY of Duluth, MN.
Preceded in death by Perle Edward PLUMMER and sisters Mildred TAYLOR and Frances KENDLE. Services
Wednesday; interment Lithopolis Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 11 Nov 2002, News 6B]
REDMAN, Pauline E. "Peggy", died 06 Jan 1994 at 85 in Lancaster, Ohio. Survived by dau. Joanne (Harold)
LAMP, brother Frank (Rosemary) McKAY, sisters Jeanne SMITH and Lou HICKMAN. Preceded in death by
husband Earl G. REDMAN, son Jack REDMAN. Services Tuesday at Lithopolis Cem.
RENOUF, Robert Walter, 63y, d Wed., 09 Feb 2000 Columbus, OH. Preceded in death by parents Daniel and
Opal, sister Nancy and brother William. Survived by sister Betty (John) COGHILL of AL., bro's Daniel (Gladys)
RENOUF and Charles (Mildred) RENOUF of AZ. Services Sat. Interment Lithopolis Cem.
ROBEY, Charles Ellis, 70y, of Columbus, d 28 Sep 2001 at OSU Hosp. Born 23 Mar 1931 in Diamond, OH.
Survived by wife Donna; dau Linda (Robert) SISSON of Columbus; sons Chuck (Debbie) ROBEY of
Pataskala, Albert Eugene (Christina) ROBEY of Utica; grandchildren. Funeral Oct. 1st, burial at Lithopolis
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Sep. 29, 2001]
RUBLE, Joseph H., of Lithopolis, died at Grant Med. Ctr. 7 Oct 1995 at 85y. Survived by son Rodney (Donna)
RUBLE. Preceded in death by wife Mary Fern Ruble in 1981. Interment at Lithopolis Cem.
RUH, Ralph G., 60, of Lancaster, d 28 Sep 2003 at home. Survivors include wife Susie of 31y,
dau. Deirdre DUNN of Grove City, son Matthew of Orlando, FL, sister Angela COLLIER of Columbus,
sister Joyce (David) LAY of Hebren. Preceded in death by parents Ralph C. and GEnevieve P.
ANTLE RUH. Funeral Tuesday. Burial Lithopolis Cem. Mausoleum. [Columbus Dispatch, Sep. 30, 2003, NEWS 4c]
SANBORN, Nick J., of Groveport, died at Mt. Carmel East Hosp 24 Dec 1999 at 60y. Born 15 Jul 1939 in
Hocking Co. to the late Addis and Nora SANBORN. Survived by wife of 38y, Charlotte; dau Kristina
SANBORN of Groveport, brothers Bill, Jim, John; sister Merry GOLD. Services Tuesday at Groveport United
Methodist. Interment in Lithopolis Cem.
SAVEY, Lucy Barker of Lithopolis died 26 Feb 1999, aged 94y, at Fairfield Med. Ctr. Born 30 August 1904 in
Falls Township, Hocking Co., OH. Member Lithopolis Bloom Presby. Ch. Preceded in death by parents
Edwin and Emma Caroline (ROSE) BARKER Sr., husband Richard SAVEY, brothers James BARKER,
Charles BARKER, and Edwin BARKER JR., sisters Mabel BEERY, Elizabeth WAGNER, Irene
CHERRINGTON, Isabelle McLAIN and Gertrude FIGBY. Services Monday at Lithopolis Cem.
SCHERDER, Mark W., 48, d Sept. 7, 2003 Mt. Carmel East Hosp. US Air Force vet. Survived by wife Deborah
SCHULTZ SCHERDER, parents William and Lois SCHERDER, bro. Philip (Bridget) SCHERDER, sisters Nancy SCHERDER and
Sally (Tony) TACCONE. Services Wed., burial Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Sept. 10, 2003, News 9C]
SELZER, Patricia D. "Patty", 45y, of Canal Winchester, d 28 Aug 2002 at Grant Medical Ctr. Survived by husband
Greg, ch: T. R. (Katie) KEEN of Grove City, Amy (Jason) GOSTRUE of Newark, Dustin KEEN of Canal Winchester;
parents Russ and Darlene ELSON of Canal Winchester, sisters Pam ELSON of Lancaster, and Paula ELSON of
Canal Winchester, brother Rusty ELSON of South Bloomfield, and grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday. Interment
Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 31 Aug 2002, News 10B]
SKAGGS, Robert E., 65y of Circleville, OH, formerly of Harewood, Fayette Co., WV, d 27 Sep 1997 at Logan
Elm Health Care. Air Force/Korean War & Vietnam vet. Surviving: son Lyndin of Groveport, daus Juanita
PATRICK and Julie SKAGGS; sisters Marily JENKINS of SC, Patty WORKMAN of WV, bro Harold of VA.
Service 01 Oct 1997. Burial Lithopolis Cem.
SKIDMORE, Hazel L. died 05 Jan 1994 at 97. Formerly of Lancaster; died in Sugar Grove. Survived by dau.
Aileen (James) CAVE of Lancaster. Preceded in death by husband Arther E. SKIDMORE and two ch., Ruth
JOY and Floyd SKIDMORE, and sisters and brothers. Burial at Lithopolis Cem.
SMITH, Rev. Francis Boving, died at 81y on 12 Feb 2000 at Winchester Place Nursing Home. Born 03 Jan 1919 to
Chester and Antonia (BOVING) SMITH in Fairfield Co., preceded in death by parents and three brothers;
Edwin, Harry, and Emerson. Survived by wife Marvine, who he married 25 Dec 1944 at David's Lutheran
Church in Canal Winchester. Interment at Lithopolis Cem.
SMITH, Sister Jean E.., died 02 Aug 1999 at Riverside Hospital. Preceded in death by husband Charles Smith,
parents M. J. (Lena) RANDOLPH, grandparents Bishop S. H. (Mandy) BROWN. Services Friday. Burial
Saturday at Lithopolis Cem.
SNYDER, Barbara Jeanine Sims, 58y, d 12 Feb 2003 at Grant Hospital of heart failure. Groveport H.S. 1962 graduate.
Survived by husband of 38y, Ronald SYNDER, twin sister Brenda SIMS; brother James SIMS; children Ronald,
Tami, John, Richard, Jennifer, Thomas and Robert; several grand and great grandch; preceded in death by mother
Betty Bullen Sims Kindred, father Malcom "Mac" Sims, and brother Daniel Sims. Service Sunday; interment
Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Feb 15, 2003, News 10B] NOTE: 17 Feb 2003 News 04B article states her
graveside service would be postponed to Tuesday because of inclement weather.
STANLEY, Annie "Ann" Lillie, 81, of Canal Winchester and Englewood, FL, died Thur., Nov. 13, 2003 at Grant Hosp.
Born 27 Oct 1922 Williamson Co., TN to George M. & Mary L. (CARL) LILLIE. Grew up in Birmingham, AL. Married
Richard H. STANLEY of Marietta on 20 Dec 1945. Survived by husband of 56y, son Robert (Olivia) STANLEY, dau. Barbara
(Jerry) SOMMER, sister Louise GLASGOW of St. Paul, MN, bro. Alton (Violet) LILLIE of Sequin, TX. Services Monday.
Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 14 Nov. 2003 news 11D]
STEMEN, David H., 67, of Canal Winchester, d 13 Oct 1999. Survived by wife of 49 years, Emma; son
Jeffrey (Jeanne Abbott) Stemen of Columbus, dau Brenda (Mark) MORRISON of Mt. Vernon, brothers Harry
of Groveport and Charles Frederick of Canal Winchester. Funeral Friday, interment Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus
Dispatch, 14 Oct 1999]
STORTS, Larry E., 65y of Lithopolis, d Thur., 25 Nov 1999 in Beckley, WV. Member of Lithopolis
U. Methodist. US Air Force Vet. Survived by wife Patty; children Larry (Karent) STORTS, Terri
(Scott) MASTERSON, Michael (Cindy) STORTS, Gregg (Donna) STORTS, Tom (Beverly) STORTS, Kelly
(MICHELLE) STORTS; mother Frieda STORTS; brothers Edward Dean (Ida) STORTS, Rodney Brian (Genny)
STORTS. Preceded in death by father Albert 'Butch' STORTS. Services Tue. Int. Lithopolis Cem.
STORTS, Mary, 87, Canal Winchester, d Tues. 7 May 2002 at Winchester Place Nursing Home. Born 29 Aug
1914 Carroll to the late Jess Benjamin and Verta Mae (Jackson) ALSPACH. Preceded in death by husband
Charley W. STORTS in 1986, brothers John and Jesse ALSPACH, sisters Dorothy KOONTZ, Mamie
ARLEDGE and Bernice ROSHON. Survived by son Robert (Betty) STORTS of Eustis, FL, Shirley VANCE
of Canal Winchester, bros.: Howard (Ann) ALSPACH and Edward ALSPACH both of Lancester. Services
Sat. Interment Lithopolis Cem. [Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, OH, 8 May 2002]
TACKETT, Berlen, 72y of Columbus, formerly of Virgie, KY, d 25 Apr 2001 in a Pickerington Nursing home.
Born 10 May 1928 in McDowell, KY to George and Mindie (NEWSOM) TACKETT. Survived by daus; Linda
CLOVER, Rita MOORE, Rose TACKETT, Teresa RAWLINGS; 6 brothers, 5 sisters. Preceded in death by 3
brothers, 1 sister. Services Saturday. Interment in Lithopolis Cem.
TAYLOR, Sandra, 57y of Columbus, d Mon., Sept. 23, 2002 at her residence. Born 23 Mar 1945 in Steubenville,
survived by dau. Stacy (Scott) NOTESTINE of Baltimore, son Mark TAYLOR of Columbus, grandchildren, mother
Amelia DiLORENZO of Steubenville, brother John DiLORENZO of Cincinnati. Preceded in death by father Sam
DiLORENZO, sister Dianne DiLORENZO and fiance' Larry TAYLOR. Funeral mass Thursday; burial Lithopolis
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 24 Sep 2002, news 6B]
THOMAS, Floyd, 89y, of Lithopolis, OH, d Thurs. 2 Jan 2003 at Wesley Ridge, Reynoldsburg, OH. Born Trimble, OH
1 Oct 1913, s/o George B. and Annie Jane (ANTLE) THOMAS. Survived by wife Mary Ravenscroft Thomas, dau
Kay (Kent) Holley of Bexley, OH; son Floyd Pat (Sharon) Thomas of Columbus. Preceded in death by sisters
Erma JAGERS and Wilma AUSTIN and bro. Ernest. Funeral Monday; burial Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch
4 Jan 2003, News 3B]
THOMPSON, Caraline, infant daughter of Jeff and Tracy, died Friday, October 26, 2001. Born Oct. 10th.
Survived by brother Jacob "Jake", sister Cassie, triplet sisters Bethan and Jordan, maternal grandparents
William and Sondra STOBART, paternal grandfather Fred THOMPSON, maternal grandmother Carole
THOMPSON. Private service and burial at Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 31st, 2001]
TRAPP, Irene L. of Covington, KY, d Sat. in Florence. Husband Lewis TRAPP d 1993. Survivors
include son Dennis TRAPP of Greenville, SC., dau Cheryl MOLLEY of Erlanger. Memorial Service
Thursday in Columbus, OH. Burial Lithopolis Cem., Lithopolis, OH [Cincinatti Post, 27 Oct 1997]
ULRICH, Jean M., 75y, of Canal Winchester, d 18 Jul 2001. Preceded in death by husband Clarence in 1991.
Survived by ch: Marsha (Chet) HALL, Nancy (Don) MILLER, Susan (Gary) MASON, Jim ULRICH.
(Maiden name may have been BROBST as several surviving male siblings have that surname). Interment Sat. at
Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 20 Jul 2001, News E07]
VENNON, Eyan Troy, July 6 2003 to July 10, 2003. Survived by parents Troy H. VENNON of Pickerington, and
Sondra L. (SMITH) VENNON of Kingston. Grandparents and others mentioned. Service July 17,
burial Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, July 15, 2003 News 4B]
WELCH, Helena Louise, died 05 Jun 2001, Tuesday, at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Aged 73y. Retired nursing asst.
Survived by husband William, ch: Herb Welch, Robert E. Welch, Victoria BALDWIN, Jeff (Heather) WELCH,
sister Ruth McDANIEL. Preceded in death by son Jack WELCH. Service Sunday, June 10th.
WHITTINGTON, Georgia Elizabeth, 94y of Canal Winchester, d 22 Nov 1997. Native of Buffalo,
WV. Survivors: daus Meredith FARMER, Agnes POTEET; sisters Clara REEDY, Mildred
JEFFERS, Naomi GLASSBURN; bros Charles, Harold and Arnold HIGGINBOTHAM of WV.
Service Wed. Burial Lithopolis Cem. [Charleston Daily Mail, Nov 25, 1997, Charleston, WV]
WILLIAMS, Helen 'Peg' (RAREY), 83y of Okeechobee, FL, formerly of Leesburg, OH, d 12 Dec 1999 in FL.
Survived by husband Delisle 'Bud' WILLIAMS. Services Mon., 20 Dec 1999; interment Lithopolis Cem.
WYANT, Dalbert B., of Lithopolis, died at home 04 May 1999 at 66y. Born in Akron, OH, s/o the late
James N. and Mildred (BALDWIN) WYANT. Survived by wife Pauline, ch Tari WYANT, Tracy (Brett)
GLAZE, Jim WYANT, Julie (John) DILIBERTI, Amy O'FLAHERTY, Sean O'FLAHERTY; sister
Geraldine (Bud) RYE. Preceded in death by brother Jim WYANT. Services Friday. Interment Lithopolis Cem.
ZUCK, Alice J., of Canal Winchester died Tuesday, 20 Apr 1999, at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Survived by
husband of 52y, Raymond; sister Jean GREENER of CA; brother John PROVENS of Columbus.
Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Shelby (HUGHES) PROVENS, sisters Adrienne PROVENS,
Virginia SMALL, Patricia TINNAPPLE, and brother Charles PROVENS. Services Tuesday. Entombment
Lithopolis Cemetery Mausoleum.
ZWAYER, Goldie I., lifelong resident of Lithopolis, died 17 Apr 2000 at Rockmill Rehab. Ctr. Retired from
Lithopolis post office. Survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral on Thursday, interment at Lithopolis Cem.
Buried in WESLEY CHAPEL (a.k.a. Bloom Township Cemetery), Bloom Twp., Ohio
SCHULTZ, Helen M. d 5 Jan 1993 84y at Circleville. Born 28 Mar 1908 Pickaway Co., OH, d/o John
and Daisy May (LUST) LINDSEY. Preceded in death by husband Edwin C. SCHULTZ and two brothers,
William and John LINDSEY. Survived by children, sisters. Interment at Wesley Chapel. [The Circleville
Herald, 7 Jan 1993]
TAYLOR, Maria D. d 6 Aug 1996 aged 16. Result of car accident. Survived by parents Jeff and Anita TAYLOR,
sister Joy Ella TAYLOR, brother Nicholas TAYLOR. Services Saturday, interment Wesley Chapel. [Eagle
Gazette, 8 Aug 1996]
WITHERS, John "Jack" Jacob, 70, of Lancaster, formerly of Lithopolis, d Wed., March 19, 2003 at Crestview
Manor Nursing Home. National Guard vet. Survived by wife Alice G. WITHERS, dau and son-in-law Debra
and Chuck BRUCKELMEYER of Carroll, 4 step-ch: John R. (Betty) CLUM of Hemet, CA, Sydney W. (Donna)
CLUM of Leesville, LA, Kevin K. CLUM of Wooster and Lisa D. BRAND of Lancaster. Brother Thomas L.
WITHERS of Lithopolis, sister Barbara A. TAXTER of Columbus. Preceded in death by parents Clay and
Alma WITHERS and brother William A. WITHERS. Funeral Saturday, burial at Wesley Chapel Cem.
[Columbus Dispatch, March 21, 2003]
WITHERS, Martha J., died 18 Mar 1994 at 54 in Columbus. Survivors are husband Tom, daughters
Linda (Tom) COOK, Kathy ALLEN; preceded in death by foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd MILLER.
Interment in Wesley Chapel Cem. Member of Lithopolis United Meth. Church.
Buried in BETZER CEMETERY (a.k.a. "Fellers" or "Fairmont" cemetery), Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., OH
BACHMAN, Brian Lynn d 9 Feb 1998 aged 34y of Carroll. Prominent apple grower and grain farmer in
Fairfield county. Survived by wife Cheryl, children Krystin 7, Justin 5, Jordan 2; parents
Richard and Joann BACHMAN, brother Greg. Services Friday; interment Betzer Cem. [Eagle Gazette
12 Feb 1998]
BACHMAN, Ella F., 91y, life-long resident of Carroll and Bloom Twp., died Wed. 11 Apr 2001 at
Crestview Maner. Survived by ch: Evelyn (David) SURDELL of Norfolk, VA; Joyce (Carl) SELLERS
of Lebanon, PA; Terry Sue TANNER of Mt. Vernon, GA; George (Carolyn) BACHMAN of Baltimore;
sister Ilo BRADLEY of Lithopolis, Mildred REICHERT of Columbus. Preceded in death by husband
Jacob A. BACHMAN, son Jacob Eugene BACHMAN, brothers Albert George and Charles Norris,
sister Bessie BENSON, Hazel MILLER, Mabel FURIE, Gwendolyn POSTON. Funeral Monday.
Interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 13 Apr 2001]
BACHMAN, Jacob Eugene "Gene" age 58 d 15 Oct 1997 of Carroll. Died Grant Med. Ctr. Survived
by wife of 16 years, Evelyn BACHMAN of Carroll; children Melissa, Melinda and Jacob of
Carroll, mother Ella Bachman of Carroll; siblings. Preceded in death by father Jacob A. BACHMAN.
Burial Betzer Cem. [Eagle Gazette, 15 Oct 1997]
BEARD, Bruce, 33, resident of RR 1 Carroll, s/o Mr. and Mrs. Stark? BEARD of Mount Gilead. Service
Thur. at Betzer Cem. He died Sunday. Survivors are parents, sister Mrs. R. Douglas SLACK of TX,
bro. Ranald S. of Littleton, CO. [Marion Daily Star, Marion, Ohio, 28 May 1975, p 8.
BENADUM, Gene F. d 28 Jul 1998 77y of Carroll. WWII Navy vet. Survived by children. Preceded in
death by wife Louise and sister Fern. Interment at Betzer Cem. [Eagle Gazette 30 Jul 1998]
BENSON, Francis W., died 4 Apr 1997 at 76y, of Carroll, Ohio, died Friday at his residence.
Survived by wife Orthella Harris BENSON, sons James (Sally) BENSON, dau Charlotte
(Michael) BOWERS, brothers Chauncey BENSON, Daniel BENSON, sister Margie (Dale) CHAPMAN.
Services Sunday; burial in Betzer Cem.
BOVING, Elizabeth Danielle, 18 days, infant dau of Matthew and Julia BOVING of Carroll, d Friday
5 Feb 1999 at Children's Hosp. Survived by brothers and sister, James T., Jonathan R., and Rachel
R. BOVING of the home, grandparents John and Jean BOVING and Timmy and Karen BOYER all
of Carroll. Funeral Monday; interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 6 Feb 1999].
BOYER, Ethel M., d 08 Feb 2000 76y, of Carroll. Survived by sons David E. (Maryellen) BOYER of Zanesville,
and Mickey BOYER of Minerva Park; brothers and sisters Clarence WOFTER, Norma Jean STEELE, Fred
WOFTER, Betty MILLER and Jim WOFTER. Preceded in death by husband Walter in 1992, sons William
RICE and Steven BOYER. Funeral Friday. Interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch 9 Feb 2001]
CAMPBELL, Dorothy E. died 25 Dec 1998 age 70, of Carroll. Survived by husband Paul and children.
Interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 27 Dec 1998]
CHAPMAN, Alice Geneva, 83, of Columbus, died at home 24 Nov 1999. Survived by sons James R.
(Peggy) of FL and Robert H. (Donna) of Reynoldsburg, brother Dale (Margy) CHAPMAN of Carroll.
Services Monday; interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 27 Nov 1999]
CHRISTOPHER, Jack Dean Christopher, age 50, of Lockville, died suddenly July 1st, 2001, at the home
of his son. Survived by daughter Shausta (Allen) Merrill, Florida; sons Jon (Kari Spangler)
CHRISTOPHER, Pataskala; Shaun (Patricia HAYES) CHRISTOPHER, Blacklick; mother Wilda "Pete"
CHRISTOPHER, Lockville; sisters Nita (Steve) LEONARD, Lockville and Connie Jo CARTER of NY.
Preceded in death by father Claude A. CHRISTOPHER, March 2001. Services Friday. Interment
Betzer Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, July 5, 2001, NEWS 04C]
COFMAN, Ethelda, 76, of Lancaster, d Thursday 20 Jan 2000 at Rockmill Nursing and Rehab Ctr.
Survived by dau Susan (Don) AMRINE of Lancaster, Linda (David) RAMEY of Carroll, brothers Joseph
(Ernestine) WALLACE, Donald WALLACE, Bernace (Carol) WALLACE all of FL. Preceded in death by
husband Harry D. COFMAN in 1984. Funeral Saturday; interment Betzer Cem.
[Columbus Dispatch 21 Jan 2000]
COTE, Myrna, 61, d Nov. 20, 1999, Mount Carmel East Hosp. Survived by husband Anthony COTE,
daus: Karen (Bruce) YOUNG, Tracy (Joey) WHALEN; step-sons Scott (Melanie) COTE and Andy
COTE; step-daus: Monica (Doug) EVANS, Pamela (Ron) CHEADLE, sister Lois KELLETT,
bros.: Gene (Jean) KELLETT, Donald (Bobbi) KELLETT, Herb (Bertha) KELLETT. Preceded in death
by brothers Bobby KELLETT, Walter KELLETT, and Bill KELLETT; sisters Nina KOCIS and Opal (Herb)
SCHWARTZ. Services Wed. Interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 22 Nov 1999]
CRAIG, Gloria E., 77, died Tues., June 6, 2000 at Doctor's West Hosp. Survived by sons Joe (Mary)
CRAIG and John (Helen) RUNYON. Burial Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch 7 June 2000]
DAVIS, Verna d 26 Nov 1997 80y of Carroll, died Grant Med. Ctr. Survived by sons James (Sandra)
DAVIS of Maryland, and Richard (Sandra) DAVIS of SC. Services Saturday; burial Betzer.
[Eagle Gazette, 28 Nov 1997]
DONALDSON, Dorthy L., 81, of Carroll, d WEd., May 17, 2000. Survived by son Jerry (Anita)
DONALDSON of Carroll and sister-in-law Ernestine SOLT. Preceded in death by husband Charles,
son Max. Funeral Friday; interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 18 May 2000]
FISHER, Franklin A., age 79, of Carroll. Died 25 Oct 2001 at Fairfield Med. Ctr. US Army vet. Survived by
wife Frances, 7 grandsons. Funeral Sunday. Interment at Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 26,
2001, News p 7F]
HOCKMAN, Marion T. "Tom" aged 81 d 19 Feb 1999, of Carroll. Born Dec. 2, 1917 in New Plymouth, OH,
s/o Howard L. and Myrtle (WARTHMAN) HOCKMAN. Survived by wife of 56y, Dorothy; children.
Interment Tuesday at Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 20 Feb 1999]
HOOVER, Woodrow M. "Woody" died 27 Mar 1994 at 81 at Mt. Carmel Hosp., Columbus, Ohio. Survived
by wife of 57y, Ernestine; dau Sherry (Fred) VERCOE, son Fred HOOVER of Aspen, CO.
Burial at Betzer Cemetery.
JARRETT, Carl C., 66, of Columbus, d Thurs. Jan. 7, 1999 at Johnston Nurs. Home, Lancaster. Survived by bros.
Jim (Sue) JARRETT of Mt. Vernon, Jerry (Donna) JARRETT of Carroll. Preceded in death by parents Carl Sr.
and Grace JARRETT. Services Monday. Interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 9 Jan 1999]
JESTER, Reba Lois (Hummell) d 27 Jul 2001 Kingwood, TX. Born 24 Sep 1913 Carroll, Ohio, d/o Ray and
Cora (KISTLER) HUMMELL. Preceded in death by husband Richard and son Jack David JESTER. Survived
by son Robert Ray Jester of TX, sisters Helen (Hummell) SITTERLEY of Lancaster, and Virginia (HUMMELL)
LUKINGBEAL of Mass. Funeral Saturday, August 18, 2001 at Betzer Cemetery. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH,
August 12, 2001].
KRIEGER, Donn M., 65, of Carroll, d Sunday 7 Jul 2002 at Mt. Carmel E. Hosp. Born 14 May 1937 Columbus to
Melvin and Helen (Jenny) Krieger. Survived by wife of 45y, Carol; ch: Mark (Dee) KRIEGER of Galloway, Connie
(Jim) SCHEMRICH of Grove City, Mike (Gina) Krieger of Orient, and Carla KRIEGER of Grove City, sister Marian
(Jack DORSEY) Fisher-Dorsey, of Dublin, mother-in-law Thelma HARDEN of Carroll, siter-in-law Alicia KRIEGER
of TN. Preceded in death by bro. Dean KRIEGER. Funeral Wed., interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch
8 Jul 2002]
LOGAN, Russell A., 80, of Canal Winchester, died 8 Jun 2001 at home. Born 10 Jun 1920 in Moundsville, WV.,
raised in Marietta, OH. Of Canal Winchester since 1950. Survived by dau. Laura STONE and son Larry
LOGAN of LaGrange, Ohio. Preceded in death by wife Mildred, 2 sisters Virginia and Geraldine. Funeral
Tuesday; burial Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 10 Jun 2001]
MATNEY, George W., 74, of Carroll, Ohio, d 30 May 2002 (Thurs.). WWII Navy Vet. Survived by wife Jacqueline,
dau Teresa A. (Ted) Evans of Westerville; son Willis R. (Pam) Matney of CO; several grand and great-grand
children; sister Dolores (Fred) BIVENS of Columbus. Preceded in death by parents George and Belle
MATNEY, brother Frank and sisters Edith FRAZIER and Maggie MATNEY. Interment Betzer Cemetery,
McCREARY, Kenneth E., 68, of Carroll, d Wed., March 3, 1999 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Retired carpenter.
Survived by wife of 18 years, Diane (COFMAN) McCREARY; ch: Sandy (Tim) RANDOLPH of Carroll, Debbie
(Pat) WYNE of Baltimore, Linda (Tony) GRANDSTAFF of Columbus, Mark McCREARY of Newark, Kendra
(Jerry) CRAGO of Baltimore, Kevin (Jackie) McCREARY of Carroll, Scott McCREARY of Lancaster, Shawn
(Robin) McCREARY of Lancaster, step-daughter Kelly CLENDENEN of Huntington, WV. Preceded in death
by first wife Vera (AZBELL) McCREARY, father Orvel McCREARY, mother and step-father Myrtle (BOYER)
and Emmett FLOYD. Services Monday. Interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 6 Mar 1999]
NOLEN, Carl L., 72y, of Columbus, d 7 Aug 1999 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. USAF retired. Preceded in death by
wife Alice Irene NOLEN. Survived by daus. Alice Carol (Roger) HARLESS of Columbus, Marjorie Helene
(Gary) DEARTH of Pataskala. Service Tuesday. Interment Betzer Cem. [COLUMBUS DISPATCH 8 Aug
POWERS, David Ray, 27, of Lancaster, died Friday Oct. 1, 1999, Fairfield Med. Ctr. Survived by parents, Ray
and Jodi POWERS of Pickerington; sisters Kim POWERS of Reynoldsburg, Kelly (James) FORNASH of
Canal Winchester, fiancee Lindsay GREEN and their daughter Kayte POWERS of Lancaster; son Damon
WARD of Lancaster, grandfather Grant (Maxie) POWERS of Salyersville, KY. Interment Betzer Cem.
[Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 4, 1999]
RAWN, Lee Allen, 54y, of Canal Winchester, d Wed., 13 Jun 2001 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Survived
by wife Bonnie, step-daughters Amy B. (John) WILD of Columbus, Lisa (Paul) BENTIVEGNA of Austin, TX,
father Harold RAWN of Canal Winchesters, brothers Dale (Barbara) RAWN of Canal Winchester, Ralph
(Jennie) RAWN of Carroll, Paul (Sharlene) RAWN of Floyds Knobs, IN. Services Monday. Interment Betzer
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 16 Jun 2001]
RICHARDSON, Earl "Fuzz", 73y, of Carroll, died Sunday, October 28, 2001 at Heartland Fairfield Nursing
Home. Member Lithopolis U. Meth. Survived by children Sandy (Brian) JENKINS, Don (Carol)
RICHARDSON, all of Carroll, Pat (Kim) RICHARDSON of Sugar Grove, and Scott (Theresa) RICHARDSON
of Lithopolis, brothers Francis "Deke" (Linda) RICHARDSON of Gahanna; Harry "Pud" (Kim) RICHARDSON
of Lockville; sister Lenora "Toby" (Jeff) JEFFERS of Lancaster. Preceded in death by wife Beverly
P. RICHARDSON January 9, 2001, and brother William RICHARDSON, and sister Ella "Sis" MYERS.
Services Wednesday, October 31st. Interment at Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 29, 2001]
SCOTT, Carl Edward, 73, of Carroll, d Tues., June 11, 2002 at Community Health Partners Hosp. in Lorain,
OH. Survived by wife Shirley, ch. Sue (Jim) KROEGER of Ft. Wayne, IN, Carl Edward (May) SCOTT, III, of
Lancaster, Karen (Steve) KAAKE of Lanesville, IN, Jeff SCOTT of Lancaster, grandchildren, brothers Phil
(Linda) SCOTT, Gordon (IvaNell) SCOTT of Okeechobee, FL, and David (Eleanor) SCOTT of Pickerington.
Preceded in death by 1st wife Mary Jane (OLPP) SCOTT, brother Paul SCOTT and his parents Carl Sr. and
Leah SCOTT. Funeral Sunday at Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, June 14, 2002]
SOLT, William Kenneth died 09 Feb 1999 aged 86 of Lancaster. Well-known builder and farmer. Survived
by wife of 65y, Ernestine; son Mike (Terri) SOLT of Lancaster; dau Anita Solt of Olympia, WA;
grandchildren, great grandchildren. Burial Monday at Betzer Cem. [Lancaster Eagle Gazette
12 Feb 1999]
SPILLMAN, June Elizabeth, 81, of Bexley, d Sunday Feb. 27, 2000 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Survived
by sons Daniel S. (Connie) SPILLMAN of Carroll, Theodore A. (Kaye) SPILLMAN of South Amherst, OH,
and Brian E. (Paula) SPILLMAN of Bexley, daus Muriel J. SPILLMAN of San Francisco, CA, and Amy L.
(Mark) WHITNEY of Athens, Ohio, sisters Mayme WAACK of Ocean Ridge, FL, Luella VOIGE and Betty
Jeane STEVENS both of Ann Arbor, MI, Maxine REID of Frankenmuth, MI. Services Wed., burial Betzer
Cem. [Columbus Dispatch 28 Feb 2000]
SPILLMAN, Robert L., 80y, of Columbus, died Sunday Oct. 11, 1998 in Sebring, FL. Survived by wife
Dorothy; children Muriel SPILLMAN of CA, Daniel (Connie) of Carroll, Theodore (Kaye) of South
Amherst, OH, Amy (Mark) WHITNEY of Athens, Brian (Paula) of Columbus. Services Sat. Interment
Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 16, 1998]
SPIRES, Leland Edwin Spires, age 73, of Columbus, died 30 Jun 2001 in Gahanna, Ohio after a long
illness. Survived by ex-wife and care-taker, Ruth Spires Crawford, Columbus; brother Archie
(Pat) SPIRES, Columbus; sister Carol Lee (Edward) Foster, FL. Eventual interment of cremated
remains at Betzer Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, July 4, 2001, NEWS E07]
STEBELTON, Edna (BENSON), 92 of Canal Winchester, died 21 Apr 2001 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp.
Born 3 Jan 1909 in Carroll to the late Godfrey and Ethel (BEATTY) BENSON. Survived by ch: Richard "Pete"
(Aurora Barron) STEBELTON of Canal Winchester, Kenneth (Dorothy) STEBELTON, Robert (Rita)
STEBELTON, both of Carroll, Jean (Edwin) SCHLEPPI of Canal Winchester, Jeanette (James) HAYNES,
Harold "Charlie" (Karen Mathews) STEBELTON both of Carroll, brother Ardra (Clara) BENSON of
Lancaster, bro-in-law Wendell (Patricia) STEBELTON of Canal Winchester. Preceded in death by husband
Lloyd E. STEBELTON in 1983, sister Helen ENGLEHART, brothers Lester, Ralph and Robert BENSON,
and dau-in-law Alice STEBELTON. Interment in Betzer Cem., Tuesday.
STOCKDALE, James F., 96, d Sunday at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Born 28 Dec 1903 in Adams Mills, OH.
Survived by wife Yvonne, step-daus. Joan (Charles) CORNELL and Leslie (Gary) GARDNER all of Columbus.
Funeral Wednesday; interment Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch 15 Feb 2000]
SWISHER, Bernadine, age 71, died 11 Dec 1998 of Carroll. Survived by husband of 50 years, Kenneth
Swisher. Preceded in death by parents Carl and Relva Duffy. Survived by children. Interment
Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 13 Dec 1998]
TROGUS, Helen, died 18 Apr 1995 aged 79, formerly of Carroll. Born 29 Nov 1915 in Granite Falls, MN.
Survived by husband of 59y, Paul F. Trogus, and sons. Services Friday; interment Betzer Cem.
[Lancaster Eagle Gazette, 20 Apr 1995]
WELLS, Vivian J., 66, of Phoenix, AZ, d Thurs. 28 Jan 1999 in Phoenix. Survived by daus. Mona Lynn
STEBELTON of Phoenix, and Margie Jo (William A.) STOKES of Lancaster, sisters Margie JACOBY
and Mona SALTZ of Phoenix. Graveside service Thursday at Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch, 3 Feb 1999]
WILKINS, Dorothy J., d 06 Feb 2000 aged 63y, of Carroll. Survived by mother Frances LANDIS. Preceded
in death by husband Jack, father Mitch. Funeral Wed., burial at Betzer. [Columbus Dispatch 08
WILKINS, Mignon, 60y of Groveport, died Wed., Sept. 5, 2001 at her residence. Born 14 Nov 1940
Greenville, TX, d/o Ules Ray and Barba Leone YEARY. Preceded in death by son Michael Charles
WILKINS, brother Glenn YEARY. Survived by husband of 41y, Al WILKINS; children Joe David (Jackie)
WILKINS, of Carroll, Leigh Ann LEE, Mark Allan (Cari Ann) WILKINS, both of Groveport, sister
Jonnie (Preston) O'NEAL of Forney, TX, brother John "J. C." (Betty) YEARY of Alexandria, VA.
Funeral Friday. Burial at Betzer Cem. [Columbus Dispatch 6 Sep 2001]
WRIGHT, Leonard A. "Len", 80y, died at his residence. Survived by wife Lucy, daus and sons-in-law Marsha
and Harold SMITH, Jonna and John BARR; sons and daus-in-law, Ron and Dominique HODGE, Rick and
Sandy HODGE; sister and bro-in-law Anna and Ira WHITE; bro and sister-in-law, Cecil and Vernice WRIGHT.
Preceded in death by parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Service Wed., burial Lithopolis Cem. [Columbus
Dispatch, News 04C]
Died in, or "of Lithopolis", and buried elsewhere
ANDERSON, Roy J., 87, of Lancaster, formerly of Lithopolis, died Sun., Aug. 3, 2003 at
Rockmill Nursing Ctr. Born 2 Feb 1916 in Latham, OH to Mark C. and Mary Alice (SOALES)
ANDERSON. Survived by wife Hazel "Pat" ANDERSON, son Thomas W. (Susanne) ANDERSON,
grandchildren, step daughter and step grandchildren, more. Preceded in death by first
wife Dorothy M. ANDERSON in 1994 and four bros. Interment Franklin Hills Memory Gardens,
Canal Winchester, OH [Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 4, 2003 News 04 C]
GLOSSER, Stella, age 83y of Lithopolis, died suddenly 30 Nov 1999 at Mt. Carmel East Hosp. Survived by dau.
Stephanie (Robert) GERLACH of Hilliard, OH; son Stephen (Shellie) Glossier of Cleveland, OH;
grandchildren; sisters Betty RUTHERFORD of SC, Josephine KONOSKI of Johnstown, PA; nieces and
nephew. Memorial service Sat., 04 Dec 1999. Interment of cremains in Coshocton Memorial Park Cem.
at a later date.
HOLTER, Naomi (CARPENTER), 77y of Lithopolis, d Fri., 12 Nov 1999 at home. Survived by husband Herbert
R., dau's Marlena Kay HOLTER, Rose Ann (Dan) SANDERS, Sue HOLTER; son Russell (Karen) HOLTER;
grandchildren Sisters Virginia HOWARD, Martha KINCADE; brother Albert (Peggy) CARPENTER;
step-sisters Elizabeth TRASIN, Mary Ann ZARLEY. Services Wed. Interment Maplewood Cem., New Albany,
SWEENEY, Clarence B., aged 88, of Lithopolis, d Friday 20 Ot 2000 at Crestview Nursing Ctr. Survived by wife,
Kathryn; children James E. SWEENEY of Westerville, and Mary Lou McDANIEL of Lancaster. No cemetery
mentioned. [obit found at americanmemorials.com; publication not specified].
Survivors in Obituaries Listed as Being of Lithopolis or Bloom Twp.
BARNHART, Christina Jo, 49, of Groveport, d 27 Mar 2003 at her residence. Survived by husband of 30 years,
David. Daughters Rebecca BARNHART, S. Vienna, Sarah SCHANTZ, Groveport, Mary BARNHART, Beavercreek,
and Courtney BARNHART, S. Vienna. Parents John and Kathleen SHINGLER DUDA Jr., Columbus, sisters Cindi
(Dale) TURNER, Pickerington, Carolyn (Anthony) BECK, Lithopolis, brothers Mark (Ann) DUDA, Florida,
Miles (Monica) DUDA, Columbus, and Matthew DUDA, Groveport. Preceded in death by grandparents John and
Sylvia DUDA, Sr., and William and Hazel SHINGLER, mother and father-in-law Floyd and Edna BARNHART.
Services Monday, burial Franklin Hills Cemetery. [Columbus Dispatch, 29 Mar 2003 News 5C]
BECK, Clara J., 88, of Worthington, b 5 Sep 1915 Ross Co., d 15 Oct 2003, d/o Wm. and Blanche (HAYNES) BUCHANON.
Survived by son William (Ann) BECK of Lithopolis and several other sons of the Columbus area. [Columbus Dispatch,
Oct. 17, 2003, News 04C]
BORTON, Evelyn J., 94, formerly of Columbus, d 23 Mar 2003 Glendale, AZ. Preceded in death by husband Leslie
BORTON and step-dau. Marilyn LAWSON. Survived by son Donald (Nancy) NIEMAN of Sun City, AZ, and step-dau
Sharon (Tim) MITCHELL of Lithopolis, OH -- others listed. Funderal Saturday; Interment Forest Lawn Memorial
Gardens. [Columbus Dispatch, March 27, 2003, News 10B]
HELMIC, Ruth D., 61, of Canal Winchester, d 11 Sept 2003. Born 14 Nov 1941 in Jackson, OH. Member of Hoy Memorial
United Methodist Ch. Preceded in death by father William KEARNS. Survived by husband of 43y, Wilbur "Tony"
HELMIC, dau. Penny (Teddy) BOSTIC, mother Grace KEARNS WILLIAMSON, bro. Tom (Sally) KEARNS, sister Karen BROGAN
of FL, and grandch. Mem. Serv. Sat. at Hoy Mem. (which is south of Lithopolis). No place of burial listed.
[Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Sept. 14, 2003, News 14B]