Donald F. Dible
Donald F. Dible, 68, Sunbury, died Friday evening (June 1, 2001) as a result of an ultralite aircraft accident in Iowa.
He was born in Upper Sandusky on July 23, 1932 to the late Frederick C. and Marie (Miller) Dible. He was a retired electrician from Rockwell International and McDonald-Douglas (1994) and chairman of the Zoning Appeals Board for Porter Township. He still participated in farming with his sons.
Dible was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and an U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed flying, tinkering and helping people fix things.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Theresa A. (Brown) Dible whom he married January 24, 1959 in Lima; three sons, Joseph (Janice) of Croton, John (Karen) of Sunbury and Michael (Elizabeth) of Sunbury; three daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Stevens of Delaware, Jeanette (Pat) Temple of Cardington and Rose (Ken) Sherman of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Sue) of London and Allen (Dorothy) of Upper Sandusky; and three sisters, Mary Alice Niese of Miller City, Sharon (Don) Staib of McConnelsville and Barbara (Dodge) DeBolt of Cortez, Colorado.
Visitation and prayer service was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with celebrant Father James A. Walter officiating. Interment followed in the Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Eula Dills, 93 of Sunbury, died early Friday (Nov. 13, 1998) at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1905 in Johnson Co., Ky. to the late George and Amanda (Preston) Scarbury. The homemaker moved to Sunbury 36 years ago from Paintsville, Ky. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and cooking, and was a member of the Maize Road Baptist Church in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dills on Jan. 14, 1962, two brothers and one sister.
Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, George and Betty Dills of Galena, Johnny and Edna Dills of Columbus, Roger and Carolyn Dills of Sunbury; two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty and Louie Salyer of Sunbury, with who she resided, and Brenda Reed of Columbus; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with Pastor John Kerby officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, Oh., 43302.
Letty May Dixon, 74, Sunbury, died Sunday (March 11, 2001) at Morningview Care Center, Condit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Dixon, and a daughter, Shelly Carbajal.
Surviving are her children, Helen Axline of Newark, Virginia and Steve Littleton of Sunbury, Noni and Norman Black of Westerville, Nancy and Butch Vollmer of Michigan, Patty and Bob King of Delaware, Judy Carrel of Michigan, Trudy and Doug Blair of Delaware and Jean Dixon of Sunbury; 34 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Harry Rader officiating. Interment was in Eastlawn Cemetery.
Raymond K. Doane, 79, Sunbury, died Thursday (March 14, 2002) at Mount Carmel East.
He was born in Sunbury on October 21, 1922, to the late Jesse Sr. and Laura (Shannon) Doane. A lifelong area resident, he retired from Nestle Company after 30 years of service. A member of Genoa Baptist Church, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was a loving husband of 55 years and a devoted father and grandfather those surviving: his wife, Tina B. (Webb) Doane; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Phyllis and Darrel Adkins of Galena, Sharon Edwards of Powell, and Joyce and Phil Link of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Doane Jr. of Delaware; and two sisters, Ruth Hutchinson of Newark and Hazel Gray of Bolivar, Indiana.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Sullivan in 2001; a granddaughter, Amanda Adkins in 2000; two brothers, Richard Doane and Harold Doane; and a sister, Cleta McMannis.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with pastors Frank Carl and Wayne Boothe officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Mildred I. Dorn
Mildred I. Dorn, 97, Delaware, died Wednesday (May 1, 2002) at the Cherith Nursing Home in Delaware.
She was a retired bookkeeper for the McVey Furniture Company.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husbands Clyde Bell and Arthur E. Dorn as well as by her former husband, Paul Gordon, and her son, Max Gordon.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Rose Gordon of Delaware; a step-daughter, Phyllis Jones-Braun of Dublin; a step-son, George Dorn of Vero Beach, Florida; a grandson, Dan (Jeannie) Gordon of West Liberty; great-granddaughters Amy and Ashley Gordon; step-grandchildren, Robert Griffin of Iowa, Kay Mills-Macknyk of Chicago, Heide Stover of Columbus, Philip Dorn of Cincinnati and Kristi Dorn-Wachtel and Lore Dorn-Cook of Worthington.
Mildred was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, 15370 Meredith State Road, Condit, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Reverend Bob Riggs officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held.
Arrangements are by the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell.
Robert E. Dotson Sr., 65, of Columbus and formerly of Lima, died at his home on Tuesday (June 20, 2000).
He was born on May 17, 1935, in Oakwood to the late Emery and Izella (Carder) Dotson. Robert moved to Columbus 15 years ago from Lima, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He operated The Wood Shop, retiring in 1997, and had also been employed at the Ford Motor Company, Lima.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Nona (Heil) Dotson; sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Gayle Dotson Jr. of Sunbury, Randy and Beth Dotson of Elizabeth, Colo., and Rick Dotson of Pataskala; 7 grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Jean Dotson of Waynesfield.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Cletus and Jerry, and his sister Margaret Wilson.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was at Trenton Cemetery.
Raymond Downey, age 71, of Beaver, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 14 at Riverside Hospital. He was the former owner of Downey Carpet Cleaning Company of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Velma L.; children Jane Markley of Sunbury, Ellen (Rick) Evans of Columbus, Carol (Carl) Johnson of Grove City and Lisa Downey (Ocie Jennings) of Columbus; six grandchildren and one one great-granddaughter; mother, Stacia Downey of Waverly, Ohio; brothers, James T (Aneta) Downey of Missouri and Robert Downey of Piketon, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Downey and brother Joseph Downey, Jr.
Visitation was at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Michael Parsley officiating. Graveside services and inturnment were at Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Ohio.
Betty Jane Drake
Betty Jane Drake, 78, Marengo, died unexpectedly Tuesday (Feb. 29, 2000).
She was born March 16, 1921, in Delaware County to the late Elzie L. and Leona (VanMeter) Davidson.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, William L. and Linda Drake, Mount Gilead, Elzie Drake, Marengo, and Robin Drake, Chesterville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Owens, Chesterville, Marcie and Trinkle Deel, Mount Gilead, and Marilyn and Mack Grass, Lovington, N.M.; one sister, Ilene Barcus, Delaware; one half-sister, Nora Foor, Delaware; one half-brother, Pete Price, Delaware; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Drake Sr. on Feb. 9, 1991; a son, David Drake Jr. on March 15, 1999; one brother; and a half-sister.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.
David F. Drake Jr., 57 formerly of Marengo, died Monday evening (March 15, 1999) at the Heartland of Centerburg following an extended illness.
He was born in Columbus on April 2, 1941 to the late David F. Drake Sr. and Betty J. (Davidson) Drake of Marengo. He worked as a truck driver and was a lifelong area resident.
Survived by daughter Laurie Drake of Mt. Gilead; sons Paul, Jerry, Dough, Andy and Brian Drake all of Mt. Gilead; brothers William Drake of Mt. Gilead and Elzie and Rob Drake of Marengo; sisters Betty Owens of Chesterville, Marcie Deel of Mt. Gilead and Marilyn Grass of New Mexico.
Memorial services will be held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, State Route 229 in Marengo. Rev. Okie Evans officiating. Interment was in Marengo cemetery.
Sidney P. Dugas
Sidney P. Dugas, 78, Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon, (Sept. 18, 1999) at Kobacker House, Columbus.
He was born in Erath, La., on Nov. 6, 1920, to the late Oliver and Eve (Bodlin) Dugas.
A Sunbury resident for the past three years, he lived in Erath until he moved to Columbus in 1989. He was a retired, self-employed carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran.
He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, American Legion Post 499, Galena Park, Texas, Derouen-Moss Post 279, Erath, and the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Bessie Marie (Lewis) Dugas, in 1995; a son, Steve Dugas, on June 2, 1999; and a brother, Jack Dugas.
He is survived by a son and daugher-in-law, Leo and Jan Dugas, Sunbury; one granddaughter; two nephews; and one niece.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. James Walter officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House.