Virginia Clara Rose Christian
Virginia Clara Rose Christian, beloved mother, 85, formerly of Delaware and Sunbury, died Tuesday (October 14, 2002) with love, faith and dignity in Westerville at Manor Care Nursing Home.
She was born September 12, 1917, in Davey, McDowell County, West Virginia, to Harrison and Bessie Rose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Perron Christian Sr.; her parents; two brothers, Cecil and Claude Rose; one sister, Daisy Williams; and a son-in-law, Paul D. Johnson Sr.
Christian is survived by her children, Norman "Buddy" Rose (Betty) of Georgia, Judith Johnson of Westerville, James (Jean) of Sunbury, Paul (Sue) of Columbus, Lonnie (Cathy) of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Charles (Nancy) of Grove City and Cynthia Fitch (dear friend George "Joey" Thompson Jr.) of Delaware and stepson Andrew P. Christian Jr. (Martha) of Celina; 13 grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and on great-great grandchild along with three step-grandchildren and one step-great grandson; one brother, Ronald Rose (Catherine) of Baileysville, West Virginia, maternal aunts Vera Lester and Edna Evans of Oceana, West Virginia; by dear sisters-in-law Ruth Peterson of Wilmington, North Carolina and Lula Christian of Worthington; and by numerous nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Visiting hours were at the Bennett-Brown-Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held with Reverend Brian Smith officiating.
Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charity. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
John W. Christy
John W. Christy, 69, of Sunbury, died on Saturday evening (July 25, 1998) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
Born in Mason County, W. Va., on March 19, 1929, to the late Harry and Elsie (Denny) Christy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Mr. Christy formerly worked as a machinist for White Westinghouse, Western Electric, Rockwell, Kline Manufacturing, and HPM of Mt. Gilead, and retired from Cooper Industries in 1994.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Maxie.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Evelyn (Shoaf) Christy; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Theodore "Ted" Christy of Hilliard, John A. "Jack" and Linda Christy of Marengo, and James and Melinda Christy of Dublin; two daughters, Pamela Gower of Bellville and Dianna Jane Christy of Kent; six grandchildren, Tara Nicole Christy of Worthington, John and Allen Gower of Bellville, Amanda and Jacob Christy of Westerville, and Jackie Christy of Marengo; two step-grandchildren, Rikki Donnell of Columbus and Chaz Richards of Dublin; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Jacklyn Christy of Westerville; two sisters-in-law, Grace Christy and Blanche Christy, both of Delaware; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Father Charles Foeller officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Avenue, Delaware 43015.
Cheryl A. Church, 45, Sunbury, died Monday morning (October 22, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was born on December 23, 1955, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Charles Clements and June (Knever) Bauers, who both survive in Terre Haute. She was a Sunbury resident for six years, having moved to the area from Terre Haute.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, Dylan Church of Terre Haute, and Mason and Jameson Church of Sunbury; her companion, Tom Ruthig of Sunbury; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Cheryl Clements of Terre Haute and Ron and Vicki Clements of Clinton, Indiana; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Joe Bryant of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Visitation was held with services following at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Methodist Hospital Foundation, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214 or the American Liver Foundation Northern Ohio Chapter.
James "Jay D." Clark
James "Jay D." Clark, 66, Galena died unexpectedly Thursday, January 2, 2003, at home.
He was born on June 30, 1936 in Honaker, Virginia, to the late John and Katie (Price) Clark. Jay D. was a self-employed carpenter and resident of the Galena area since 1952. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a member of Sunbury Eagles, V.F.W. Post #8736.
Clark is survived by his wife of 43 years, Laverna M. (Bolton) Clark; three sons, James (Sue) Clark of Delaware, Danny (Lang) Clark of Tacoma, Washington, and Jeff (Margie) Clark of Gahanna; a daughter, Kathy Sue (Michael) Fritz of Atlanta, Georgia; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visiting hours were at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.
Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.
Jeanne Clayton, 74 of Columbus, passed way on Thursday (March 11, 1999). He was under the care of Hospice of Riverside and Grant.
Born Dec. 27, 1924 in Sunbury to William and Eulalia (Ross) Clayton. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Heat and Frost Insulators Local #44.
Survived by wife, Arthena; son and daughter-in-law Marty and Candis; four grandchildren of Utah; three brothers, Kimball, Gail and Eldon; sister Gloria and many nieces and nephews. Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.
Helen Louise Cline
Helen Louise (Davidson) Cline, 91, Sunbury, died Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2000) at Morning View Care Center, Centerburg.
She was born Nov. 1, 1908, in Hartford Township in Licking County, to the late Otis H. and Etta Beatty Davidson.
A lifelong resident of Delaware County, she married Donald Cline in 1924. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1963.
Mrs. Cline was active in many charities and organizations including, the Grange, American Cancer Society, Republican Party and the Ohio Federation of Republican Women. She served as a staff member for Congressman John R. Kasich.
She was a charter member of Delaware County Senior Citizens Inc. and was instrumental in the acquisition of the seniors' Park Avenue building. She was also a member of the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
She is survived by one son, David Cline; two grandchildren; many foster children whom the Clines cared for; nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Davidson.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home (Sunbury). Funeral services were at the funeral home. Interment was at Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware County Senior Citizens Inc., 420 Park Ave., Delaware 43015.
Charles H. "Charly" Coghlan
Charles H. "Charly" Coghlan, 93, Delaware, died Sunday evening (March 4, 2001) at Delaware Court.
Coghlan was born on July 1, 1907 in Buffalo, New York to the late Edward and Sarah Hogan Coghlan.
A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Coghlan moved from Columbus to Delaware in 1960. He retired in 1971 as President of Ohio Medical Indemnity. He was a member of Delaware St. Mary Church.
Charly enjoyed humor and liked to share his interest in history and American civics.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Pineau Coghlan whom he married on October 21, 1936; a son, Charles J. (Debbie) Coghlan of Powell; a daughter, Sheila Rohrbach of Raleigh, North Carolina; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Coghlan was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial followed at Delaware St. Mary Church with Father Kevin Kavanagh as Celebrant. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House in care of Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 169810, Columbus 43272.
Leah Cole, 95, Westerville, passed away Saturday (April 28, 2001) at her residence in company of her family. Born August 21, 1905 to the late William and Grace Kenyon Roe, she was a graduate of the Ohio State University.
She was an elementary school teacher for 36 years, including Genoa Township Red Bank one-room school house (1926-28) for three years; Galena for 16 years; Painsville, Kentucky for one year; Courtright Elementary, Columbus, for one year; and Big Walnut (1958-73) for 15 years. She was a winner of the Outstanding Teacher of America Award in 1973.
Cole was a member of Mizpah Chapter OES.
She is survived by a son, James T. Cole, Galena; a daughter, Ilene R. Cornell, Westerville; eight grandchildren, James C. Cole, Thomas D. Cole, Steven R. Cole, Johnathan W. Cole, Diana Cornell, Connie Cornell, Sandra Cornell and Abbie Cornell Donaldson; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lauris Chester Cole and by five brothers, Wilbur, Harold, Edwin, Merrill Roe and Arthur.
Visitation was at the Hill Funeral Home, Westerville. Services were held at the Church of the Messiah, U.M., Westerville with Dr. Arthur Schultz officiating.
Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate.
Robert L. Coleman
Robert L. Coleman, 50, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Tuesday (February 5, 2002) morning in the Grady Memorial Hospital emergency room.
He was born in Matewan, West Virginia on April 26, 1951 to the late Elsie and Octavia (Wagner) Coleman. He was a self-employed painter.
A U.S. Marine veteran, Coleman had lived in Sunbury for the past 10 years after coming from Delaware. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Kentucky and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3614 in Sunbury.
Coleman is survived by his wife of 11 years, Jennifer (Sewell) Coleman, whom he married March 3, 1990 in Delaware; two daughters, Jenny of the home and Rosalee (Jamie) Dotson of Kentucky; a son, Michael Bowling of Columbus; three grandchildren, Olivia, Breanna and Jamie; four brothers, Floyd (Glenna) Coleman of Phelps, Kentucky, L. C. (Barb) Coleman of McCarr, Kentucky, and Raymond C. Coleman and Larry Joe Coleman, both of Inman, South Carolina; three sisters, Mildred A. (Ronald) Spears of Radnor, Patty A. (Lonnie) Hamby of Phelps, Kentucky, and Tammy L. Robinette of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and by his mother and father-in-law, Yvonne and Andrew Sewell of Sunbury.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Lee Coleman in 1956.
Friends called at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services were with Pastor David Warton officiating. Interment followed in the Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jenny Coleman Education Fund, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Frankie J. Collins
Frankie J. Colllins, 56, of Columbus, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at the home of her sister in Delaware.
She was born January 28, 1944, in Tazewell, Va., to the late Frank B. and Inza A. (Wright) Collins. A graduate of Tazewell H.S. in Virginia, she lived the majority of her life in the Sunbury area. Frankie worked as a teacher for Building Blocks Day Care in Reynoldsburg.
She is survived by three daughters, Mindy (Dale) Dougherty, Cindi Ruhl, and Kris Lynn of Delaware; three grandchildren, David Potts of Delaware and Daniel and Drew Dougherty of Worthington; a sister, Vivian Ruthig of Delaware; a brother, Bill Collins of Columbus; sister-in-law Kaira Collins of Sandusky; nephews Matt and Bernie; nieces Kim, Bernadette, and Kathleen; great-nieces Madison and Chelsea; and great-nephews Logan, Garrett, Joel, Christian, and Matthew.
She was proceeded in death by her brothers, Bernard and Charlie.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (Ohio 36) Delaware, where funeral services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH., 43214.