Charles L. Conklin, 63, of Ashley, died Saturday afternoon (Dec. 14, 2002) at his home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Delaware, to Max and Madge Conklin of Ashley. He was a lifetime resident of the Ashley area, a 1958 graduate of Elm Valley High School and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Conklin was a member and vice-commander as well as a past commander of American Legion Post 518 in Ashley. He also belonged to Eagles Aerie 376 in Delaware.
Mr. Conklin was a farmer who worked in the livestock business for 30 years and was affiliated with Producers Livestock. He was a former manager of the Heinold Hog Market in Richwood.
He is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Jo Dee and William Cole of Delaware and Joyce and Randy Leienberger of Ashley; four grandchildren, Corporal Joseph Pennington and his wife Danielle, Matthew Cole, and Jo Ann and Lisa Leienberger; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Pennington; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George and Kay Conklin of Ashley and Steve Conklin of Delaware; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law and their spouses, Irene and Jack Allen of Ashley and Ray and Elnora Roberts of Croton.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 13 years, Charlotte Roberts Conklin, on June 15, 2002. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Conklin, and his stepson, Jerry.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Green Mound Cemetery with military honors by the Delaware County Veterans Association. The family will receive friends at the Ashley American Legion post after the interment.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Bette (Davis) Negley, 79, of Fremont, Neb. and formerly of Delaware, died Saturday (Dec. 14, 2002) at her home.
She was born March 18, 1923 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and married Warren M. Negley on Feb. 18, 1956 in Omaha, Neb.
She is survived by her husband, sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. and Kara Negley of Ralston, Neb.; Richard C. and Karen Negley of Lewis Center; Daniel F. and Sherry Negley of Delaware; granddaughters Rachel and Rebekah Negley of Papillion, Neb.; Anna, Mary, Naomi and Hope Negley of Lewis Center; and stepgrandchildren Jordan Cash of Ralston, Neb., and Nathan and Nellie Welsh of Delaware. She is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law Anita and LeRoy Selby of Walla Walla, Wash.; Marian and John Fuller of Sanford, Fla.; and Doris Spain of Tulsa, Okla.; and brother and sister-in-law Carl and Gwynn Davis of Andrews, Texas.
Visitation is Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church inf Cedar Bluffs, Neb. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 55th and Leavenworth, Omaha, Neb. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.
Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.
Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home of Wahoo, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.
Gary Douglas Cain, 50, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Monday morning (June 3, 2002) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 10, 1952, in Delaware, to Leo D. Cain and Mary Lou (Cooperider) Cain. He was a U.S. Army veteran who worked for the Nippert Co. He was a member of the Eagles and Redman’s lodges and a life member of AMVETS Post No. 102.
Mr. Cain is survived by his wife, Sherry (Campbell) of Delaware; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lourie Cain of Galion, and Carrie and Mike McCammon of Delaware; his mother of Delaware; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Carol Cain of Delaware; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Joe Held of Delaware; a granddaughter, Cierra McCammon; a special aunt and uncle, Ray and Marsha Cain of Sunbury; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Matthew Douglas Cain; and a brother, William Ray Cain.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Don Alexander officiating. Military rites will be performed by members of the Delaware County Veterans Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807 or the Kidney Foundation of Ohio Inc., Central Ohio Chapter, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212-2804.
Ivalou Cain, 98, of Delaware, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Delaware County, to Martin and Jennie (Firman) Moffit. A 1922 graduate of Brown High School, she was a retired employee of the Ohio Wesleyan University food service. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ.
Mrs. Cain is survived by a son, Dale of Delaware; a daughter Helen Cain of Delaware; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James William “Bill” Cain; a son, Gene; and a sister, Marie Hoffman.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Sunbury Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bertie Dell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis A. Riesen, 51, of Marengo, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at his residence of heart trouble.
He was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Columbus. A graduate of Westerville High School and the Ohio Technical Institute with a bachelor of arts in electronical engineering, Mr. Riesen was a stone and brick mason. He loved playing the banjo and gardening and was an avid sports fan and collector of sports memorabilia and Indian artifacts.
He is survived by three sons, Matthew, Justin and Josh; two grandsons, Justin and Josh; his father and his wife, Wayne and Carol Riesen of North Carolina; his mother, Jeanne (Loney) Riesen of Lewis Center; two brothers, Douglas and Daniel Riesen; three sisters, Durena Holobaugh, Renee Riesen and Kelly O’Brien; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Riesen; two brothers-in-law, Bill Holobaugh and Todd O’Brien; and his grandmother, Betty Loney.
He was preceded in death by a son, Evan.
Visiting hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Frank Carl officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 13, Columbus, OH 43218-2039 or the Central Ohio Lung Association, 4627 Executive Drive, Columbus, OH 43220.
Clarabelle P. Bachelor, 82, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Sept. 6, 2002, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital.
She was born to the late Howard Browning Sr. and Myrtle (Balderson) Browning. She retired from Morris Greene State Farm Insurance Agency in Cleveland, Tenn., where she was employed as office manager. Mrs. Bachelor was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack H. Bachelor of Cleveland, Tenn.; children John P. and Peggy Bachelor of Hilliard; Jacqui L. Streeton Bachelor of Cleveland, Tenn., James M. Bachelor of Utah, and Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Bachelor Avery of Cleveland, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Charamaine Browning Anderson, of Delaware.
She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen H. Bachelor, infant daughter Jeanne M. Bachelor, and brother Howard Browning Jr.
Funeral services were held at the North Chapel at Buckner-Rush Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Brando officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Tenn.
Vaughn Huffman, 84, of Upper Arlington, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002), at Whetstone Gardens in Columbus.
He was born Oct. 19, 1917, to Grover and Fern Huffman of Milford Center. Mr. Huffman was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 91st Division, 5th Army, in Italy during World War II. He retired from Motorist Mutual Insurance Co. after 37 years of service. He served on the board of directors of Countryside Travel Oasis for 15 years, was a member of Buckeye Ramblers Camping Club and was an usher at Ohio State University football games for 54 years. Mr. Huffman was an active member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church for 54 years, where he served as head usher.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Reba; a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Doris Huffman; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Tom Nash; grandchildren Dan and his wife Terri Huffman, Dale and his wife Becky Huffman, Claire and her husband Brad Jolliff, Carolyn Shivley, and Craig Nash; great-grandchildren Danille and John Huffman, Morgan, Carmen and Gretchen Jolliff, Courtney and Chase Susor, Andrew Shivley and Michael Nash; and sister Roena (Marion) Kirk.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Huffman, and sister Eloise Richey.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Shaw-Davis Funeral Home, Beechwold-Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St., one block south of Henderson Road, Columbus. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road, Columbus. Dr. Joel Baer will officiate.
Burial will be in Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove United Methodist Memorial Fund, 7 W. Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
James Houston Jackson, 80, of Kenton, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002), at Baldwin Manor Nursing Facility in Kenton.
He was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Portsmouth, to Frank and Feda (Peak) Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a 1940 graduate of Portsmouth High School and attended Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Army infantry as a paratrooper from 1941 to 1945. He worked as a dairy and poultry farmer, and was employed with Production Credit Financing. He later served as chief executive officer of Bank One in Kenton and was chairman of the board of Bank One, Kenton and Marion. Mr. Jackson attended banking schools at the University of Kentucky and the University of Wisconsin.
He was an active member of the community, serving as chairman of the Community Improvement Corp. He was a member of the Kenton Community Advisory Committee, secretary of the Hardin County Fair Board Young Farmers Group, and president of Kenton Rotary Club. He served on the boards of Hardin Memorial Hospital, Blue Cross Community Service, Memorial Park Golf Course, United Way, Kenton Elks Lodge, and was chairman of the cancer drive. He was a member of the YMCA planning committee, chairman of the Hardin County Bicentennial committee, and an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, serving on the church council as well as the United Church of Christ National Board of Homeland Ministries. Mr. Jackson was a master mason of Hiram Lodge in Delaware, a member of Shriners’ Aladdin Temple of Columbus, and Kenton Shriners’ Club. In 1981, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Kenton Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his wife, Norma (Westbrook) Jackson, whom he married on Aug. 31, 1946, in Ashley; son and daughter-in-law C. Daniel and Patricia Jackson of Maumee; daughters and sons-in-law Martha and Gary Brown of Greenville, Marjorie and Gerald Repasz of Peoria, Ill., and Marian and Michael Walsh of Grove City; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Neva Burns of Portsmouth and Betty Morson of Norfolk, Va.; and brothers Frank Jackson of Ashley and David Jackson of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, 200 E. Columbus St., Kenton. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 211 E. Carrol St., Kenton, with the Rev. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 211 E. Carrol St., Kenton, OH 43326, or Wilkinson-McVitty-Berlien Senior Day Care Center, 100 Memorial Ave., Kenton, OH 43326.
Pearl L. Hedrick, 71, of Delaware, died Monday (Feb. 10, 2003) at Delaware Court Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Grafton, W.Va., to Albert and Mildred (Austin) Luzzader.
She is survived by three sons, Clifford Hedrick, Delaware, Timothy Hedrick, Columbus and David and his wife Susann Hedrick, Altamonte Spring, Fla.; two brothers, Earl Luzzader, Grafton, and James Luzzader, West Virginia; four grandchildren, David, Monica, Nicholas and Brian; one great-grandchild; and many close family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Luzzader, and a sister, Ruby.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union St., Delaware, OH, 43015.
Arthur G. “Art” Kenney, 78, of Delaware, died early Monday morning (Feb. 10, 2003) at Delaware Court Nursing Home after an extended illness.
He was born June 21, 1924, in Centerburg, to Allan and Grace (Saunders) Kenney. He graduated from Marengo High School in 1941 and attended Ohio State University. He was injured while a U.S. Army tank commander in the European Theater during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He lived the majority of his life in the first brick home in Porter Township, which was built by his great-grandfather. He was lifelong farmer, operating the Oakland Family Farm. He also worked for Federal Crop Insurance for 18 years as an agent and claims adjuster. He was a former Porter Township trustee, a 50-year member of Porter Grange, and a life member of the Marengo American Legion.
He had been a Delaware resident since 1991.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia (Bird) Kenney, a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Elisa Kenney, Marengo; a step-son and his wife, J.C. and Debbie Ransom, Sunbury; six grandchildren, Troy, Tony, Stacey, Averie, Sanna and Artea; a great-grandson, Griffin; a sister, Mary Ellen Osborn, Sanford, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Kenney, Columbus; and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Edwin, Kenneth and Lauren “Bill” Kenney; and a sister, Esther Perfect.
Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio routes 3 and 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with his nephew Douglas Perfect officiating. Burial will be in East Liberty Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 710.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donors choice.