Bernice C. 'Bernie' Boggs
Bernice C. 'Bernie' Boggs, 66, of Delaware, died unexpectedly on Friday (Dec. 2, 2005) at her residence of complications from vascular heart disease.
She was born in South Portsmouth, Ky., on Jan. 30, 1939 to the late Clarence and Martha (Fields) Boggs. She has resided in the Delaware area since 1976, moving here from Ironton and Portsmouth, where she lived in the 1960s and 1970s. She worked as a cashier at the Meijer shopping Center in Lewis Center for 12 years. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time at the VFW Post 3297.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Timothy) Miller of Delaware and Donita (Jeff) Buckingham of Richwood; sons, Michael Boggs of Delaware and Timothy (Sharon) Boggs of Ashley; grandchildren, Jami Lyon, Joshua, Crystal and Dustin Boggs, Tyler and Maria Buckingham, Matthew (Amy) McKenzie, Bryan Miller and Jesse; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Caden, Cole, Logan and Dylan; brothers, James “Butch” (Ann) Boggs of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Dennis (Connie) Boggs of McDermott; and sisters, Barbara Boggs and Shirley Chaffin, both of Delaware.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Cheryl Lynn Boggs; and two brothers, Donald Eugene and David Martin Boggs.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. The family will observe a private service at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.
B. Thelma Rheins
B. Thelma Rheins, 80, of Sunbury, died peacefully Sunday morning (Dec. 4, 2005) at Traditions at Mill Run in Columbus.
She was born April 6, 1925 in Huntington Long Island, N.Y., to the late Frank and Blanche (Hanson) Hammond. A graduate of Adelphi College in 1946 and a member of the Phi Mu sorority, she received her master’s degree in Microbiology from Ohio State University in 1948 and a cytotechnology degree from Ohio State University Hospitals in 1972. A homemaker, she moved to the Sunbury area in 1973 from Arlington. She was a member of the Sunbury Garden Club and past president of the Tri Village Women’s Chorus. An avid Buckeye fan of all sports, she enjoyed horses, gardening, singing, bowling and her numerous cats, horses and dogs.
She iss survived by her husband of 57 years, Melvin; daughters, Melanne (Jack) Finn of Dublin and Patty (John) Martin of Alexandria; grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian and Amelia; and brother, Charles (Peitress) Hammond of Indialantic, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating, interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 Ohio 37E, Delaware, OH 43015.
Anastasia 'Stacy' (Sedlak) Blasko
Anastasia 'Stacy' (Sedlak) Blasko, 79, of both Lorain and Palm Harbor, Fla., died Friday (Dec. 9, 2005) at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware following an extended illness.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1926 in Youngstown and had been a resident of Lorain since 1949. She was employed for many years as a stenographer and secretary for the Railway Express Co., in Youngstown. She was a parishioner of St. Vitus Croatian Catholic Church of Lorain, where she served as the church organist for more than 50 years; she was also a member of the Catholic Church of Saint Peter in Lorain. She had formerly been a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lorain where she had also served as parish organist and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She was active in a number of fraternal organizations including Saint Ann Lodge Branch 114 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union and Wreath 111 of the Slovak Catholic Sokols. Her interests included crocheting and square dancing; she was a member of the Square Dancing Club of Saint Ladislaus Catholic Church in Lorain.
She is survived by sons, Michael A. Blasko of North Royalton, John of Deleware and Jerome S. of Palm Harbor, Fla.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Sikora and Eleanor Hnat, both of Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael “Mickey” Blasko in June 2003; by her parents, John and Anna (Hurajt) Sedlak; and by a brother, John Sedlak in 2003.
Visitation was Sunday at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain, where a parish Rosary was recited, assisted by officers and members of St. Ann’s Lodge and the Holy Trinity Altar & Rosary Society. Funeral services were today beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral chapel and were followed by the celebration of her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Vitus Catholic Church, Lorain, with the Rev. Simon Nekic, pastor of the parish, officiating. Graveside services were to take place at 2 p.m. today in Saint John Cemetery, Campbel.
Memorials may be made to the hospice program of the donor’s choice.
Karen L. Kelly
Karen L. Kelly, 61, of Delaware, died at her home Saturday (Dec. 10, 2005) after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born June 3, 1944 in Gallipolis to Alva and Viotta (Abbott) Rupe. A resident of Delaware since 1955, she graduated from Willis High School in 1962. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Eagles Lodge, was anEMT volunteer for the Red Cross and was chairperson for the Christmas parade for 10 years. She was employed at Anheuser-Busch in production for 22 years.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Brett Caron, a granddaughter, Maya, and grandson, Maxwell Caron, all of Lewis Center; her mother, Viotta Thibaut of Delaware; a special friend, Ron Kanipes of Delaware; a stepson, Jason Ryan; two nieces, Nikki and Erin Kelly; and a nephew, Brian Kelly.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patty Rupe and Becky Kelly.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church, 385 E. William St., with the Rev. Carl Schaefer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 Ohio 37E, Delaware, OH 43015 or to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Sylvia J. Hartsook
Sylvia J. Hartsook of Galena, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and friend, died suddenly Saturday (Dec. 17, 2005) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A native of Mason County, W. Va., she spent most of her life in Delaware County. She was a graduate of Berlin High School and Ohio Dominican College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught school for 20 years in Delaware County and was chosen Teacher of the Year in 1980. From 1988 to 1993 she served as a member of the Delaware and Delaware/Union County boards of education and served Berkshire Township as a clerk and later as a trustee. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church and the Ohio Education Association.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert; children, Michael (Mary) Fisher of Delaware, Carolyn Grumney of Westerville, Anita (Edward) Robinson of Delaware and Robert II (Carol) Hartsook of Charleston, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Delphia (William) Barr of Westerville; two brothers, Mark Fisher of Sunbury and Paul (Jean) Fisher of Mount Gilead; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by infant twin daughters; a grandson, Mark Hughes; a great-grandson, Kyle Grumney; parents, John David and Myrtle Jordan Fisher; and brothers, Hoy, Harold, Cecil, John and Clyde Fisher.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Brian Williams officiating. Interment will be in Burnside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sunbury Grace Brethern Church.
James Orval Browning
James Orval Browning, 84, died Saturday (Dec. 31).
He was a member and third elder emeritus of Wonderland Community Church in Gahanna as well as a decorated World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Corrugated Container Company and later was employed for several years with Virgil Alwood Florist.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Irene; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his parents; two brothers and one sister.
He is survived by three sons and three daughters, Jim (Char) of Waldo; Donna (Bob) Harney of Columbus; Fred (Dana) of Arizona; Mike (Michelle) of Texas; Billy of Illinois; Deb (Jim) Biser of Illinois; and Carol (Gary) Stickel of Gahanna; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucy Herriott; and many other extended family members and dear friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Pastor Ed Sutherland officiating at Schoeninger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Interment at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 65000 Busch Blvd., suite 210, Columbus in Brownings’ memory.
Edna McClintock, 75, of Delaware, died Sunday (Jan. 1, 2006) at Sunny Vee Nursing Home, 54 W. Lincoln Ave. Completed arrangements will be announced by Rodman Bennett Brown Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St.
Helen M. Warner
Helen M. Warner, 81, of Delaware and formerly of Ostrander, died Friday (Jan. 6, 2006) at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus.
She was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Ostrander to Clifton and Marie Ramsey Hinton. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Delaware County.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Dale Stump of Delaware and Mary and Larry Keller of Ashley; a son, Larry of Bucyrus; 11 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild, three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Ward of Delaware.
She was preceded in death by three grandsons; one great-grandson; a brother, John Hinton; and by her husband, Edward, in 2001.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St., where services will be held at 11 a.m Tuesday, with the Rev. Carl Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Jacquelynn Holly died today (Jan. 9, 2006) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware.
Geneva Irene Richendollar
Geneva Irene Richendollar, 83, of Galena and formerly of Mount Gilead, died Saturday (Jan. 7, 2006) at the Kobacker House Hospice of Riverside Methodist Hospital. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Craven Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Eric Schroeder officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada.
Earl W. Wiley
Earl W. Wiley, 81 of Delaware , died Sunday afternoon (Jan. 8, 2006) at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware.
Marion Emmit Evans Sr.
Marion Emmit Evans Sr., 88, of Brice, died Saturday (Jan. 14, 2006) at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was retired from National City bank, formerly Ohio National Bank. He was a man of many interests and was very family-oriented. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and billiards as well as euchre and bridge. He was also a member of Orbiting Square Dance Club and he was extremely talented in quilting by hand.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy; sons, James (Jeannie) Evans, Harold (Jean) Evans, Carl Richard (Jonda) Evans, Marion (Julia) Evans Jr., Kenneth (Marilyn) Evans; a daughter, Sandra (Dave) Welling; sisters, Mary Helen Inglish and Norfaye Winters; sister-in-law, Mabel Varner; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Thurman, Lawrence and Carl; and a granddaughter, Fawn Lanotte.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road, with the Rev. Dan Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Glen Rest Memorial Estate.