GLOUSTER - Ada A. Spears, 84, of Glouster, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at her residence.
She was born July 17, 1916, in Athens County, daughter of the late Phillip and Lily Spears Green.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Hoppstetter, with whom she made her home; a son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Alvira Spears of Chauncey; sons Mahlon E. Jr., Ronald and Jerry Spears, all of Glouster; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Duncan of Amesville.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon E. Spears Sr., on Jan. 8, 1988; a daughter, Dolores Rutter; and four sisters, and four brothers.
Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, with Pastor Roy Burnside officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
ALBANY - Betty Carol Woodyard, 53, of South Vienna, formerly of Albany, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Community Hospital, Springfield, following a brief illness.
The daughter of the late Howard T. and Blanche Reeves Woodyard, she attended Beacon School from its opening in 1957 for several years. She recently resided at Shoronview Nursing Home, South Vienna.
She is survived by her brother, Charles Woodyard of Westerville, Ind.; two sisters, Katherine Eckerle of Miamisburg and Linda Klyne of Carmichael, Calif.; 12 nieces and nephews; and several grand-nieces and nephews.
Services will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are by Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany.
CANAANVILLE - Woodrow E. "Woody" Golden, 82, of Canaanville died late Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2000, at Scenic Hills Nursing Center, Gallipolis, after an extended illness.
He was born March 16, 1918, in Coolville and was a son of the late Charles and Bertha Myrtle Walton Golden.
Mr. Golden was a construction worker employed with Peterson Guardrail Construction Co. He attended school in Coolville and was a longtime resident of Canaanville. He was a member of Floyd Bolin Post 3477 VFW, Athens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre.
Mr. Golden is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ron Hibbard of Columbus; son-in-law, Jerry Proffitt of Guysville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Shanks of Baltimore; and two brothers, Roy Golden of Glouster and Clarence Golden of Carroll.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Alene Scott Golden, in July 1996; a daughter, Sandra Proffitt; a son, Charles Golden; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Ruth Golden; two sisters, Inez Devaux and Mildred Widner; and five brother, Howard, John, Clifford, Ralph and Clay Golden.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor David Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Canaanville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the VFW/American Legion Honor Guard.
STEWART - Wilma I. Ogg, 77, of Stewart, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
Born April 1, 1923, in Richland County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Anna Eberts Hyatt.
She retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she was formerly postmaster in Stewart. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Minear Chapter 274 of Guysville, auxiliaries to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the American Legion, and Stewart United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann (Bruce) Bush of Guysville and Susan (Randy) Chiki of The Plains; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Bree and Logan Bush, and Amy, Kari and Katie Chiki; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Raymond Ogg, in 1990; two sisters, Genevieve Foss and Marjorie Ogg; and two brothers, Kenneth and George Hyatt.
Graveside services will be conducted at the convenience of the family in West Union Street Cemetery, with Jane Beattie officiating.
Friends may call at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, today from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stewart United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 106, Stewart, Ohio 45778.
AMESVILLE - Theadore Fleming Ahle, 76, of Amesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville.
Born April 7, 1924, in Coolville, he was the son of the late Herman and Nellie Fleming Ahle. He was a retired custodian for Federal Hocking Schools.
He is survived by longtime companion Martha Harry; a son, Steven (Lisa) Ahle of Cincinnati; seven daughters, Linda (Tom) Woodhouse of Hope, Ind., Donna Springer of Clearwater, Fla., Cindy (Al) Montle of Coolville, Nell (Tim) Chambers of Blacklick, Jennifer (Ervin) Blackston of Logan, Wanda Lawrence of Albany, and Marge (George) Hall of Athens; two stepdaughters, Carolyn (Frank) Grubbs of Greenwood, Ark., and Peggy (Lester) Gatchel of Glouster; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Doman Ahle, who died Nov. 13, 1984; a granddaughter, Breanna Blackston; a brother, William "Wid" Ahle; and two sisters, Ethel Carpenter and Alice West.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, with the Rev. Frank Hare officiating. Burial will be in Fleming Cemetery, Amesville.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
LOGAN - Ruth M. Shaw Sellers, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
The daughter of the late Charles March and Lauramae Besco March, she was born May 4, 1906, in Jobs.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Farrell, and stepchildren Anna Gerken and Howard Sellers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Shaw and Arnett Sellers.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Logan Church of the Nazarene, with burial in Shaw Cemetery.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice.
RIPLEY, W.Va. - Irene Wendell Rood, 78, of Ripley, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at her residence.
She was a well-known and respected teacher of 42 years in Ripley and in nearby counties.
She is survived by her loving husband, the Rev. George R. Rood, a former resident of Wellston; a son, Charles Allen Wendell of Georgia; a daughter, Becky Bush of Ravenswood, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Robert Rood of Sidney and Becky Stewart of Ohio; five grandchildren, Joshua Bush of Kentucky, Anthony Stewart of Ohio, and Zakary, Josiah and Elizabeth Rood of Sidney; four brothers, Harry, Bobby Joe and Don of Ohio and Herman of Kentucky; and two sisters, Ruth and Shirley of Ohio.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va., with the Rev. Ferrell M. Rood officiating. Burial will be in Fair Plane Cemetery.
GARDEN CITY BEACH, S.C. - Robert Franklin Daft, 73, of Garden City Beach, S.C., died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at his home.
Born Aug. 4, 1927, in Athens, he was the son of the late Willard and Ila Bertine Knox Daft. Mr. Daft moved to the area in 1989 from Columbus, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Milliken Daft; daughter Jo Ann Foster of Marshall, Mich.; brother James Daft of Athens; sister Betty Wakefield of Athens; grandchildren Todd Foster and wife Rachel of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Heather Foster of Marshall, Mich.; and great-grandchild Jonathan Foster.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Belin United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Belin United Methodist Building Fund, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576, or Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.
COOLVILLE - Zora Belle Wallace Riggs, 73, of Columbus, formerly of Chester, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at her residence.
She was born in Hoggsett, W.Va., on April 4, 1927, daughter of the late Hiram Lee and Mary Emma Black Wallace. She is survived by children Kenneth Taylor, Mary Ethel Bahr and Sandra Connatser.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Meigs Memory Gardens, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at White Funeral Home, Coolville, today from 6 to 8 p.m.
LOGAN - Levi Orlie Redd, 95, of Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home.
Son of the late Levi and Anna Mowery Redd, he was born Nov. 30, 1905, in Perry County.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn Lemon Redd.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dr. Paul Boase
ATHENS - Dr. Paul H. Boase, 85, of Oberlin, former director of the School of Interpersonal Communication at Ohio University, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Kendal at Oberlin.
He was born July 13, 1915, in Topeka, Ind., son of the late Herbert and Mary McLaughlin Boase.
Dr. Boase started his career in education teaching at three high schools in Indiana from 1937 to 1946. He was a graduate assistant in speech at the University of Wisconsin before joining the faculty at Oberlin College in 1948, becoming associate professor and chairman of the speech department. He was a professor at Ohio University from 1964 to 1980, retiring as professor emeritus. He was director of graduate studies from 1982 to 1985, and continued to teach part-time until 1992.
He received the Speech Communication Association of Ohio's Distinguished Service Award from in 1975 and its Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address in 1981 for the book "The Rhetoric of Protest and Reform." He was elected to Phi Kappa Phi in 1978, received the Elizabeth G. Andersch Award in 1980, was elected to the Ohio High School Speech League Hall of Fame in 1986, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, in 1988. He was the author of five books and 35 articles, including "A Short History of Methodism: John Wesley to Athens, Ohio," 27 short essays used by Athens First United Methodist Church for its bicentennial celebration.
Dr. Boase earned an bachelor's degree from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., and masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
He was a member of Oberlin First United Methodist Church, Oberlin Men's City Club, National Communication Association, Central States Speech Association (president in 1968-69), American Association of University Professors, Ohio Retired Teachers Association and OU Emeriti Association.
His hobbies were tennis, traveling, attending elderhostels, bridge, reading and water exercise.
He is survived by his wife, Constance W. Boase of Oberlin; daughters Catherine Schuler of Las Vegas and Terri Hughes of Boise, Idaho; son Brian Boase of Mesa, Ariz.; brother Edward Boase of Frankfort, Ind.; stepchildren Kathleen Lindeman of Clio, Mich., Kevin Flanigan of Grafton, Ellen Deeter of Indianapolis, Sue Flanigan-Speed of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary Beth Stibbins of New Albany, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie B. Boase; and brother Herbert Boase.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Kendal at Oberlin Auditorium, Oberlin, Ohio. The Rev. O. French Ball will officiate.
A memorial service to be held Athens will be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul H. Boase Family Scholarship Fund, Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens, Ohio 45701; Kendal at Oberlin Staff Education Fund, Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, Ohio 44074; or Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund, Allen Memorial Hospital, 200 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074.
Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, handled arrangements.