Jack E. Lawless, 69, Centerburg, died suddenly Saturday evening (Dec. 26, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
He was born April 14, 1929, in Grove City to the late Waldo and Gertrude (Duckworth) Lawless. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Lawless moved to Centerburg in 1987 from Sunbury. He was a retired telephone repairman with over 30 years of service with Ohio Bell.
He was a member of Vans Valley Community Church, Ohio Bell Pioneers and AmVets Post 59 of Centerburg. He loved his work and the Marine Corps.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Pat Lawless and Mark and Marcia Lawless; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Debbie and Philip Stith, Vicki Lawless, Lisa and Dave Burke and Sharon and Drew Holzmeier; and 10 grandchildren Brandon, Bailee, Logan, Taylor, Breanne, Angela, Crystal, Julie, Rachel and Aaron.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, JoAnn (McGalliard) Lawless on Dec. 4, 1996; and by his sister, Harriet.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes and evangelist Fred Albrecht officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 3166 Redding Road, Columbus 43221.
Charles E. Lawson, 69, Marysville, died Monday (May 31, 1999) at his home.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Marysville, and was past master and a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400, F&AM, Sunbury.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Lawson, Marysville, Kevin and Barbara Lawson, Marysville, and Douglas and Harla Lawson, Ostrander; six grandchildren, Shae, Renee, Bethany, Mary, Katie and Nikki; his mother, Mary P. Lawson, Marysville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jane Lawson, Columbus, and John and Carol Lawson, Lewis Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, and his father, Charles.
Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marysville, with the Rev. Renee Ahern officiating. Burial was in Africa Cemetery.
Mary E. Laymon
Mary E. Laymon, 78, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Sunday (Sept. 12, 1999) at Riverside Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in Pickaway County to the late John and Louise (Carle) Quinn. A lifelong Sunbury area resident, she was a member of the Sunbury High School Class of 1939, worked for 40 years at the Sunbury Mill and wintered in Winter Haven, Fla. She enjoyed painting and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise E. (her twin) and Virgil Leach, Winter Haven, Fla., and Anna Smith, Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, George J. and DeVera Quinn, Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lester B. "Pete" Laymon in 1995; five brothers, William, Raymond, Carl, Bernard and Ralph Quinn; and three sisters, Irene Quinn, Cecilia Whitt and Alice Tuvell.
Calling hours and a prayer service were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. David E. Gwinner officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Harry T. Lee, 85, of Galena, died Thursday morning (May 18, 2000) at Kobacker House, Columbus.
Born on Dec. 30, 1914, in Washington County to the late Raymond C. and Meribah (Miller) Lee, he was a graduate of the Amesbern High School Class of 1933. He was a school bus driver for Amesbern Schools and for 12 years drove for the Olentangy Schools. He was a also a farmer and worked for 22 years as a machinist for Jeffrey Mining. Before moving to Galena, he was a 47-year resident of Orange Township and was a member and trustee of South Berlin Presbyterian Church.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Lee; and two sisters, Irma Mayes and Lucy Ziegler.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Sara Jean (Fleming) Lee, whom he married on Aug. 22, 1934; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Brenda Lee of Galena and David and Carolyn Lee of Frankfort; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Charles Herring of Delaware and Lois and David Mussard of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Debbie Lee, Sheri and Michael Seese, Tim and Jodi Herring, Brent and Mary Herring, Brian and Tami Lee, Michael and Gina Herring, Ted and Heather Mussard, Chad and Verona Lee, Martin Mussard, Jennifer Lee, Tricia and Jeff Richendollar, and Jeff Mussard; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Chester Mayes; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Lee Ault officiating. Interment followed in Africa Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Chapter of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 81, Delaware 43015.
Sara J. (Fleming) Lee, 83, Galena, died Wednesday (May 24, 2000) evening at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was born in Washington County to the late Clarence and Mary Lois (Martin) Fleming on July 8, 1916. She was a devoted wife and homemaker who loved her children. She was a graduate of Bartlett High School in 1934. She was a member and had been an elder of Berlin Presbyterian Church. Before moving to Galena she was a 47-year resident of Orange Township.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Brenda Lee of Galena and David and Carolyn Lee of Frankfort; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Charles Herring of Delaware and Lois and David Mussard of Mt. Vernon; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Debbie Lee, Sheri and Michael Seese, Tim and Jodi Herring, Brent and Mary Herring, Brian and Tami Lee, Michael and Gina Herring, Ted and Heather Mussard, Chad and Verona Lee, Martin Mussard, Jennifer Lee, Tricia and Jeff Richendollar, Jeff Mussard; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Gage, Margaret Hale, Winnifred Cunningham and Mary Jeanette McGowan; sister-in-law Fay Fleming; brother-in-law Chester Mayes, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry T. Lee on May 18, 2000; brothers Chester, Max, Charles and Donald Fleming, and sisters Aurian Grandstaff and Mildred Smith.
Calling hours were held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Services were held at the Berlin Presbyterian Church with Pastor Lee Ault officiating. Interment followed in Africa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Presbyterian Church, 5175 S. Old State Road, Galena, 43021.
Coray A. Lehman, 21, Sunbury, died Friday (July 2, 1999) as the result of an accident.
A member of Sunbury Christian Church, he was a 1996 graduate of Big Walnut High School. He was a volleyball player and coach of USA Volleyball, as well as a volunteer wrestling coach for BWHS. He was an employee of Culver Art and Frame, Lewis Center.
He is survived by parents, Mark and Janet Lehman, Sunbury; his mother, Tamara Lee Kuzee Beachler, Westerville; one sister, Shannon; one brother, Tyler; paternal grandparents, Charles Dwight and Frances Lehman, Westerville; maternal grandparents, Liz Tyler and Ed Jeffers, Westerville; stepgrandparents, Joe and Phyllis Robey, Gambier; maternal great-grandparents, Williard and Beulah Stimpert, Michigan; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at Sunbury Christian Church, Sunbury, with Mike Bratten, minister, officiating. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park, Sunbury.
Friends, if they wish, may make contributions to MADD Ohio, 471 E. Broad St., No. 1308, Columbus 43215 or to the American Cancer Society, 900 Michigan Ave., Columbus 43215.
R. Gene Lehman
R. Gene Lehman, 67, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) at his home following an extended illness.
A retired farmer, Lehman was a former member of the Sparta Village Council and helped initiate the Sparta Baseball League and Highland Community Park.
Lehman was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Kathleen (Solt) Lehman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley R. (Casto) Lehman; two daughters, Sherry (Wayne) Huddlestun and Linda (David) Muston, and two sons, David (Vanessa) Lehman and Joe (Lisa) Lehman, all of the Sparta area.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, L. Joan (Robert) Burwell of Sunbury; two brothers-in-law, Robert Casto of Mount Vernon and Daniel Casto of Sparta; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Friday at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg where services were held with Pastor Bob Allen officiating. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Ryan Michael Lemaster, 21 months, of Worthington, died on Friday (April 12, 2002) at Children's Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Tiffany Lemaster of Worthington; maternal grandparents Margaret and Denver Lewis Sr. of Marion; paternal grandparents Lloyd and Merlyn Lemaster of Sunbury; paternal great-grandmother, Gusta Sparks of Centerburg; two uncles and an aunt, Denver Lewis Jr. and David and Lisa Lemaster; and four cousins.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held.
Interment followed in Blendon Central Cemetery.
Francis V. "Frank" Levings, 64, Delaware, died Saturday morning (November 3, 2001) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
He was born in Marion on February 14, 1937, to the late Othel and Clara Mae (Mullett) Levings and was part owner of the former Imperial Maintenance, Delaware. A member of Believers Assembly in Delaware, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked with fellow veterans on the 334th Squadron Newsletter. He enjoyed computers and doing family genealogy.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Constance "Connie" (Ritchea) Levings, whom he married on July 21, 1962; a daughter and son-in-law, Kris and Randy Young of Marengo; two grandsons, Nathan and Nick; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Sherman and Julie Mullett of Coshocton, Charles "Dick" and Cora Levings of Ashley, John and Linda Levings of Cardington, Junior and Janet Levings of Prospect, and Mike and Sherry Levings of Delaware; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Flora Benedict of Galion, Mary Rhoades of California, Rita Murray of Galion, and Zoa and Ron Hoover of Mount Gilead; five stepbrothers; and three stepsisters.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Pastor Bob Shackleford officiating.
Mildred A. Levings
Mildred A. Levings, 64, Sunbury, died Monday (October 7, 2002) evening at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
She was born in Delaware on August 4, 1938 to the late Arthur and Florence (Johnston) Covrett. Mildred had been a lifelong resident of Delaware County and a resident of Sunbury for the past 34 years. She worked as a nurse's aid at Sunbury Nursing Home.
Mildred's passion was caring for her family and when she was able she enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables.
Levings is survived by her husband of 49 years, Floyd Levings; eight sons, Floyd Jr. and Lee of Edison, Jeff and Diane of Sunbury, Roger and Kathy of Heath, Chris of Centerburg, Wayne and Kim of Delaware, David and Jodi of Delaware and Paul of Sunbury; over 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Russell Covrett of Mount Gilead, Harold Covrett of Delaware and Norman Covrett of Delaware; and by four sisters, Janet Jackson of Dublin, Marguerite Benedict of Ashley, Carol Pharris of Pensacola, Florida, and Delores Kroninger of Cardington.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Covrett, and a sister, Sandra Covrett.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 West William Street, Delaware, where funeral services were held with the Reverend Jack Davis officiating.
Interment followed in Fairview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene, 790 North Ohio 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.