Carrie VanMeter Isley, 86, formerly of 100 Georgetown Drive, died Tuesday (March 13, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Delaware, to Norma (Main) Strohm and George P. Strohm Sr. A lifelong Delaware resident, she was a cook for the L&K Restaurant. Mrs. Isley was a charter member of the Delaware Bible Church.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Robert Crump of Marengo, Vida K. and Robert Gale of Omaha, Neb., and Helen and Ronald Steele of Delaware; a son and daughter-in-law, Chester and Barbara VanMeter of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, George P. Strohm Jr. and Margaret Strohm of Galena; and nieces and nephews.
Her first husband, Floyd P. VanMeter, died in 1966.
She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Joseph Isley; a sister, Mary Jean Dearth; and two brothers Warner and Harry Strohm.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., with Pastors Marvin Hintz and William Jividen officiating.
Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens, Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Christian School, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Robert Wood Higley, 79, of Delaware, died Thursday (Feb. 8, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 15, 1921, in Delaware, to Ruth (Byers) Higley and Frank C. Higley. A lifelong Delaware resident, he was a graduate of Willis High School. He was employed by the city of Delaware as an inspector for almost 30 years. Mr. Higley was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge, where he was a past exalted ruler, and Hiram Masonic Temple. He was an accomplished musician and a member of the local group “Men in Blue.” He played the vibra harp.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille, whom he married June 20, 1943; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Noradele Higley of Irvine, Calif.; a niece, Nanette Car of Calif.; a nephew, Richard Higley of Arizonia; and five great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul, and a sister, Elizabeth.
A private graveside service will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Warren Campbell-Gaston officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Chapter of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 81, Delaware, OH 43015.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas David Green, M.D., 40, of Columbus, died unexpectedly Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) at his residence.
He was born Jan. 17, 1961, in San Antonio, Texas, to Mildred (Tsivitse) Green and David Green. He was a 1979 graduate of Delaware Hayes High School, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Ohio State University Medical School, where he served internship and residency. He was a board-certified pathologist for Fairfield County Hospital and a guest lecturer at the OSU Medical School.
Dr. Green is survived by his father of Delaware; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Robert E. and Mitzi Green of Delaware; a niece, Kristina of Delaware; and a nephew, Kevan Green of Delaware.
His mother died in 1991.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home. A private family service will be held with the Rev. Kevin Kavanagh officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 U.S. 36E, Delaware, OH 43015.
Thomas E. Farahay
Thomas E. Farahay, 80, of Delaware, died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001) at his home.
He was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Clifton, Ariz., to Hazel M. (Martin) Farahay and James R. Farahay.
He was a 1937 graduate of Willis High School and a 1949 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a longtime employee and vice president of C.J. Wilson, of Course. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a past trustee and elder. Mr. Farahay was the first president and longtime treasurer of the Delaware Athletic Boosters, current chairman of the board of the Sarah Moore Home, past president of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Delaware Retail Merchants Association and a board member, board treasurer, and longtime volunteer of the Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was a member of the 10 O’Clock Coffee Club.
He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and was a member and past commander of the Raymond B. Austin Post of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ida M. (Schoettle); two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas G. and Dolly and James Dean and Cathy Farahay; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan L. and John Gingerich of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Benjamin M. and Jacquie A. Farahay of Delaware, Lauren A. and Kelsey M. Gingerich of Fort Myers Beach, and Stephanie N. and Jacque L. Rider of Delaware; two great-grandchildren, James Gaige Farahay and Ally N. Bellamy of Delaware; a brother and sister-in-law, George K. and Alice Farahay of Melbourne, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Bea Farahay, of Melbourne, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James M. “Mike” Farahay.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., where a memorial service will follow.
A private burial service will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 5 W. Winter St.; First Presbyterian Church; or the Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Arrangements are in charge of Robinson Funeral Home.
Mary Frances Davis, 79, of Delaware, died Wednesday (March 14, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Delaware, to Ethel (Curtis) Haas and Francis G. Haas. A lifelong Delaware resident, she attended St. Mary School. Mrs. Davis retired from Grady Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Eagles Auxiliary No. 376.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and James Hughes of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a son, Daniel A. Davis of Delaware; five grandchildren, Stephanie Dillon, Julie and Steven Hughes, and Gloria and Teresa Davis; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Hilda Hay of Fostoria, and Audrey “Susie” and Harry Davis of Delaware; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John Haas, Frank and Sarah Haas, and James and Shirley Haas, all of Delaware; a brother-in-law and his wife, Harry and Janet Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Davis, and a daughter-in-law, Betty Davis.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, where a prayer vigil will be held at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Kavanagh officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Dorothy L. Chamberlain, 88, of Delaware, died Friday (March 23, 2001) at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She was born March 1, 1913, in Lorain, to Nora (Mahoney) and Charles E. Chamberlain. Miss Chamberlain attended St. Mary schools, graduating from St. Mary High School in 1931. She graduated from Office Training School in Columbus, and was a longtime secretary in Delaware, beginning her career with the Francis Marriott law firm and then working for Vatsures law firm until she retired. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Margaret Chamberlain of Sandusky, and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew and his wife, Jim and Faye McCloy of Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles; and a sister, Marian McCloy.
Visiting hours were to be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, where a prayer vigil was to be held at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, with the Rev. Kevin Kavanagh officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary School, 82 E. William St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Arthur G. Augenstein, 91, of Ostrander, died Friday (March 16, 2001) at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
He was born April 22, 1910, in Marion, to Ottie (Smith) Augenstein and Amos Augenstein. A Delaware County resident most of his life, he was a farmer. He also was employed as a maintenance worker at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and by Ostrander Locker as manager. He was a referee and umpire for Delaware Parks and Recreation and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He was a member of Ostrander
Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and Sunday school superintendent.
Mr. Augenstein was a member and board member of the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation Service and was awarded a soil conservation award in 1976. He was a member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau, Delaware County Dairy Association, and was a 4-H adviser. He received the Delaware Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year Award in 1954, Ostrander Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 1992, and was named Ostrander Senior Citizens King in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry of Delaware, and Ronnie and Nancy of Marysville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Doug Plant of Dallas; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Julia Augenstein.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Trump, and a brother, Earl Augenstein.
Visiting hours were to be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. John Groat officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander.
Helen (Ufferman) Thomson, 62, of Delaware, vice president of the Delaware Gazette Co., died Thursday (March 22, 2001) at the Verde Valley Med Center in Cottonwood, Ariz. She was born March 24, 1938, in Delaware, to Nina (Main) Ufferman and Thurman Ufferman. She was a member of Eastern Star, First Presbyterian Church, and the DAR, and a past board member of the Sarah Moore Home and Delaware Speech and Hearing Center. Mrs. Thomson was a longtime presiding judge for the Delaware County Board of Elections. A 25-year employee of the Delaware County Fair, she and her husband, W.D. “Tom” Thomson, were “goodwill ambassadors” for the Little Brown Jug.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Chriss and Bill Cawley of Delaware, and Cheryl and Tom Wright of Powell; two sons and daughters-in-law, H.C. “Chip” Thomson III and Margaret O. Thomson, and Thomas Thurman “T” and Lisa L. Thomson, all of Delaware; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Gerry Stobby of Clemson, S.C., Flora and Ray Norris of Dayton, and Lois and Bob Maxwell of Monticello, Ark.; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bill and Carol Ufferman of Kure Beach, N.C., Dr. Robert and Judy Ufferman of Indialantic, Fla., and Mary Ufferman of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Deb Markwith of Carmichael, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren; Hunter, Madison, and Mackenzie Wright, Clay, Susan, and Helen Thomson, Mary Kathryn and Cheryl Cawley, and Zachary and Sarah Thomson.
She was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Fred Ufferman. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St. A memorial service
celebrating Mrs. Thomson’s life will follow, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Randall officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Fair, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., or People In Need, 274 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Francis W. (Woody) Welch, 83, of Delaware, died Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 17, 1917, in Delaware, to Mary Jaycox Welch and William E. Welch. A lifetime Delaware resident, he was a retired conductor for the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Eagles, Moose, and AMVETS Post. 102 and 104.
Mr. Welch is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two sons, Harold of Marion and Kenneth of Florida; two granddaughters; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Josephine Dent; four brothers, Ed, Paul, Bob, and Tom; two sisters, Josephine Welch and Rose Ward; and two half-sisters, Betty Wood and Mary Elizabeth Linville.
There will be no visitation or funeral service.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billie Ann Blevins
Billie Ann Blevins, 54, of Delaware, died Sunday evening (Dec. 15, 2002) at Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus.
She was born Aug. 13, 1948, in Paintsville, Ky., to Samuel and Dixie (Banks) Blevins. She was a homemaker and a Delaware resident for 37 years.
She is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Kim and Jeff Bargo of Rittman and Cassy and Tony Ray of Marengo; a son, Tom Jones of Delaware; five grandchildren; three brothers, Sam, Brad and Virgil Blevins, all of Delaware, and three sisters, Violet Stanley, Lou Neace and Betty Blevins, all of Delaware.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Fred.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 North Sandusky St., where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Perrigo officiating.
Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery.