ATHENS - Sarajane K. Alvarez, 76, of Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Outlook Point in Hilliard.
She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Athens, daughter of the late Theodore and Ethel Cable Kern. She was a former medical technician, and former owner and operator of Friendly Paws in Athens. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Athens, and St. Brendan Catholic Church in Hilliard.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Woodgerd of Dade City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, in 1983; and several sisters and brothers.
Much appreciation to all who have cared for her throughout her life and in her final days on earth.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Athens, with Msg. Patrick Gaughan officiating. A luncheon will follow at Ohio University Inn.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus 43215; or Cat Shelter, 8500 Hoon Drive, Athens 45701.
Arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens.
LOGAN- Ruth G. Goodwin, 81, of Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in Logan.
Born May 15, 1919, in Starr Twp., Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Burl Goodwin and Averil Yarbrough Goodwin.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
WELLSTON - Rosemary C. Hinerman, 81, Wellston, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility, Wellston.
Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Logansport, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Ottie and Janet McIntyre Cates. She is survived by her husband, Howard Hinerman.
Graveside services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
ATHENS - Roger Lee Sams, 54, of Athens, died late Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born in Athens on Oct. 28, 1946, son of the late Howard and Barbara Fausnaugh Sams. He was a 1965 graduate of Athens High School, was employed as a restaurant manager, was a former manager for Lakeview Bowling Alley and Pub Restaurant, and was a member of the Tuesday B and Thursday A Bowling Leagues.
He is survived by sisters Norma Marin of Livonia, Mich., and Irene (Emory) Dishong of Athens; a sister-in-law, Doris Sams of Athens; and brothers, Ken (Beverly) Sams of Athens and Larry (Carol) Sams of Lucas.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Thompson; and a brother, Harold Sams.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Edward Brown officiating. Burial will be in Clarks Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
POMEROY - Robert "Pete" Wildman Armentrout, 68, of Pomeroy, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Columbus Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Columbus, son of the late Lewis and Norma Wildman Dean. He is survived by children Donald L. Armentrout and Debbie White.
Services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with burial in Bradford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.
MIDDLEPORT - Richard W. "Speedball" Russell, 71, of Middleport, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
He was born June 25, 1929, in Meigs County, son of the late William Merlin and Anna Killinger Russell.
He is survived by his wife, Edna K. French Russell; and a stepson, Mark French.
Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Middleport.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
LATHROP- Rex L. Quinn, 75, a native of Lathrop and a resident of Sonoma County, Calif., since 1952, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
He was the dearly beloved husband of 52 years to Carol Quinn; dear son of the late Arthur and Frachen Quinn; devoted father of Roger Quinn and his wife Jill, Joseph Quinn and his wife Melanie, James Quinn and his wife Debra; loving grandfather of six and great-grandfather of two; brother of Fawna Riley, Kenneth Quinn and the late Lawrence Quinn. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army and a member of the Teamsters Union.
Memorial services have been held in Santa Rosa, Calif. Arrangements were under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home and Crematory in Santa Rosa, Calif.
COOLVILLE - Ralph Emerson Douglas, 97, of 42911 Bearwallow Ridge Road, Coolville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy.
He was born July 6, 1903, in Burlingham, son of the late Harvey and Josephine Barnhill Douglas. He retired from the maintenance department of Athens Mental Health Center after 37 1/2 years of service.
He is survived by six granddaughters, Gay Ann Burke of Coolville, Sue Wilkes of Athens, Marcia Guess of Tuppers Plains, Sonia Jarvis of Guysville, Teresa Heater of Williamstown, W.Va., and Barbara Long of Groveport; four grandsons, Richard Douglas of Glouster, Doug Carr of Pomeroy, and Mark Douglas and Mike Douglas of Athens; 24 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Reva Gordon Verity of Athens; a brother, Avery Douglas of Groveport; and two daughters-in-law, Eleanor Douglas of Coolville, and Virginia Douglas of Athens.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred A. Perry Douglas; his second wife, Martha M. Hartinger Douglas; two sons, Gerald "Hank" Douglas and Alton "Whimp" Douglas; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Charles Carr; two sisters, Mary Meeks and Josie Clouse; a granddaughter, Kimberly Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Scott Burke and Alli Douglas.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with the Rev. Steve Fuchs officiating. Burial will be in Burlingham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
THE PLAINS - Myrtle E. Queen, 88, The Plains, formerly of Gallipolis, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Leona Belle Cline Folden. She was a retired nursing assistant for Gallipolis State Institute and a member of Gallipolis VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her stepson, Donovan (Lois) Queen of Stockport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces Carol (Judy) Folden of Celina, Danny (Phyllis) Folden of Nelsonville, Stanley Folden of Columbus, Sharon (Brooks) Childs of Nokomis, Fla., Sandy (Rodney "Lem") Griffin of Cannon Lake, Texas, and Linda (Neil) Martin of Albany; two sisters-in-law, Verna Queen and Dorothy (Franklin) Townsend; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Queen.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George William Queen, in 1967; and by two brothers, Carol and Loyal Folden.
Funeral services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with the Rev. Lewis Dunnells officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis.
Calling hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ATHENS - Mary L. Durnion, 93, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2000, at Kimes Convalescent Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1907, in Plymouth, Mass., daughter of the late Ettori and Erminia Malaguti Zandi. She was the wife of the late James M. Durnion; and was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Zandi, and a sister, Alba Romaine.
She will be sadly missed by a daughter, Mary Lou Bernard of Athens; grandsons James (Celeste) Bernard of Seattle, Wash., and Jonathan Bernard of Athens; a sister, Marion Pratt of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous friends.
Mary was a graduate of Plymouth High School and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts (Jackson) University in 1929 with a degree in Latin. While at Tufts, she played varsity basketball and, during her senior year, was captain of the field hockey team. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, took courses at Harvard University, and received a masters degree in French literature from Boston University in 1945. She was a teacher in the Essex schools for 29 years, teaching high school Latin, French and junior high English. In 1962, she retired from teaching when her husband was transferred to Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Athens after her husband's death in 1972. While in Athens, Mary continued her love of education and the French language by taking courses at Ohio University and attending the Study Abroad Program in Tours for three years. She traveled extensively in the United States, British Isles, Europe and Africa.
In Essex, Mary was a member of First Congregational Church, the Madam Varney Guild, and the Essex Teachers' Club. In Athens, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Thursday Morning Circle, Phi Beta Kappa, where she was honored two years ago as a 70-year member, AAUW, Pallas Club, Ohio University Trustees Academy, Athens Foundation, Friends of International Students, and founding members of La Causerie Francaise.
Mary was an inspiration to her family and friends as they observed her determination to live an independent life and continue her pursuit of learning. The family would like to extend special thanks to The Lindley Inn and Kimes Convalescent Center.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, 1 p.m., at Athens First Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Craig Seitz. Interment of ashes will be in Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, Mass.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens on Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mary L. Durnion Scholarship Fund, c/o Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens 45701; The Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses Association, 280 E. State St., Athens 45701; or a charity of choice.
MIDDLEPORT - Mary R. Cobb, 90, of Middleport, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Middleport.
She was born April 4, 1910, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Jesse and Rachel Miller Robertson.
She is survived by stepchildren Veneta McKeown, Naomi Hauser and Harold Cobb.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Opie Cobb.
Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Community Church in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport today from 7 to 9 p.m.
GLOUSTER - Lorena B. Vaught, 83, of Glouster, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
She was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Glouster, daughter of the late John and Bessie Vanhorn Nott. She was a member of Bethel Mission Church and attended other Holiness Churches.
She is survived by sons Wilfred (Martha) Vaught of Columbus, Willard (Jo) Vaught of Middletown, Chester Vaught of Medina, Albert (Judy) Vaught of Redtown, Jerry (Kathy) Vaught of Haydenville, and John (Louise) Vaught of Marion; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Annetta Nott of The Plains, and Hazel Hayden and Katie Rodgers, both of Dayton.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Avrel Vaught, on July 5, 1944; sons Paul Larry and Leroy Vaught; a granddaughter, Christina Dawn Vaught; brothers Everett, Wilfred, Willard, John and the Rev. Eugene Nott; and sisters Thelma Sanborn and Lucy Tanner.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, with the Rev. Victor Nelson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Glouster Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.