Bernice I. "Bea" Roe, 86, Galena, died unexpectedly Sunday (Sept. 5, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
She was born on April 15, 1913, in Washington Court House to the late George and Margaret "Maggie" (Judy) Glaze. She was a lifelong area resident and wintered in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Along with her late husband, she was a land developer and operated Roesland Dairy Co. She attended Rural Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Thunder Mountain Moose Lodge No. 2475 Ladies Auxiliary.
Along with her husband of 62 years, Harold "Polly" Roe who died in 1994, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fredrick Glaze.
Surviving are a son, Paul Kenyon Roe, Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were at the funeral home. Interment was in Cheshire Cemetery.
Eunice Roe, 79, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at The Laurels of Mt. Vernon.
She was born in Ivyton, Ky., on April 6, 1921, to the late Cyrus and Cora (Hackworth) Bailey. She moved to Mt. Vernon 30 years ago from Orange Township. She worked as a welder during and after World War II for the former American Blower Company. She attended the Mt. Vernon First Church of the Nazarene and had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a former Girl Scout leader in Delaware County.
She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Roe of Mt. Vernon and Carole Lee of Fredericktown; two sisters-in-law, Mable Bailey of Grove City and Leah Cole of Westerville; and her cocker spaniel Brandi.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Merrill L. Roe on July 26, 1993; a son-in-law, John Lee; and two brothers, Eugene Bailey and an infant brother.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Kenneth Teter officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Memorial Park near Delaware. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Knox County.
Former chief of Berlin Township Fire Department Carl G. Rogers, 81, of Galena, died on Wednesday (November 20, 2002) at Sunbury Nursing Home.
He was born on September 1, 1921, in Genoa Township to the late Leonard G. and Ada E. (Price) Rogers. A member of the Orange High School Class of 1939, Carl was recognized in 1942 as a community leader for establishing a community watch group in addition to producing food for the United States military troops during World War II. He was a lifelong area resident and farmer of grain, dairy and livestock.
Carl became a member of the Berlin Township Fire Department in 1958, serving a total of 32 years: seven as assistant chief, and nine as chief. He was a former Berlin Township trustee, and a member of the Delaware County Firefighters Association, the Delaware County Retired Chiefs Association, the Fire Chiefs Association of Central Ohio, the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Fireman's Association, K of P Lodge 556 and the Delaware County Antique Farm Machinery Association.
He enjoyed making people happy, could repair anything and lived by the Golden Rule. His hobbies included collecting friends, ball caps, scrap metal, clocks and John Deere tractors. He was a master of all trades, from machinist to repairing mantel clocks to interior decorating.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Harry and Walter; and foster brother C.G. McDonald.
Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Delores Kropp Rogers; his children and their spouses, William "Bill" and Patti Rogers of Galena, Mary White of Frazeysburg, John and Barb Rogers of West Bend, Wisconsin, and Fred and Stacy Rogers of Shushan, New York; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Laura Budd; and other family members, friends, and neighbors, including his special friend, Larry Buell.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.
Interment was in Cheshire Cemetery, with the funeral cortege escorted by the Berlin Township Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015; the Delaware County EMS, 10 Court Street, Delaware 43015; or the Salvation Army, 137 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Lila Lee (Major) Rogers, 55, Westerville, died Wednesday (June 23, 1999) at her residence.
A native of Barnesville, she was a rural carrier for the Westerville Post Office and a member and facilitator of Quality of Work Life/Employee. She was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association; Harlem Township Civic Association and the Harlem Township Travel Club.
She was a 1961 graduate of Barnesville High School, the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and attended the American Institute of Banking.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert Dale Rogers; a daughter and son-in-law, Tyra and Brent Baisden; a grandson, Spencer Logan Baisden; and her parents, Earl Stanley and Lola I. (Gallagher) Major.
Calling hours were at Schoedinger Margarum Northeast Chapel, Columbus. Funeral services were with Doug Cluxton, chaplain, officiating. Interment was at Fancher Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Hospice Program, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus 43210.
Former Big Walnut High School band director Jack Rolfes passed away at his home in Casselberry, Florida, on Monday, October 28, 2002.
His wife, Dawn, and daughter Doris-Anne (BWHS alumni) were with him. Jack lived on Orchard Lane, Sunbury.
Jack became an avid golfer after moving to Florida.
Caleb Romans, 3, Marengo, died Friday morning (Dec. 24, 1999) in a mobile home fire at his residence.
He is survived by his mother, Donna K. Romans, Marengo; a brother, Justin Romans, Marengo; his maternal grandmother, Dovie Romans, Marengo; maternal great-grandparents, Leslie and Catherine Romans, Marengo; his father, William Best; paternal grandmother, Jean Best, Mount Gilead; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Romans in 1993.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services were with the Rev. Earl Ash officiating. Interment was at Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Romans Family Memorial Fund, c/o Westerville Baptist Church, 630 N. State St., Westerville 43082.
Catherene A. Romans, 66, Marengo, died early Saturday morning (Jan. 6) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 10, 1934, in Olive Hill, Ky., to the late Preston M. and Nancy E. (Knipp) Ash. Originally from the Mansfield area, the homemaker moved to Marengo 26 years ago from Columbus. She was a member of North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Leslie J. Romans; five sons, Herbert Springston and George Springston, both of Marengo, Burton Springston of Cardington, Kenneth Romans of Lancaster, and Jack Romans of Columbus; three daughters, Dovie Romans of Marengo, Nancy Young of Canal Winchester, and Frances Gramlich of Columbus; many grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Ash and Elmer Ash, both of Mansfield; and two sisters, Vivian Lowe and Bertha Peyton, both of Mansfield.
Visitation was held at North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church,where funeral services were held with the Rev. Jim Hall officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery, and arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.
Brenda Lee Roof
Brenda Lee Roof, 52, Sunbury, died Monday (August 20, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a one-month illness.
She was born on December 27, 1948 in Richmond, Virginia to the late O.K. Lee "Jack" Hess and Ethel Marie (Gilbert) Yontz who survives in Powell.
Roof was a 1966 graduate of Olentangy High School. She was a homemaker and member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church. Her special joy was spending time with her family, most especially her children, grandchildren and sisters.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband of 34 years, Larry Roof; two sons, Adam Keith (Shannon) Roof of Sunbury and Jason Todd Roof of Cardington; one daughter, Angelee Marie Roof of Reynoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Savannah, Austin, Jacob, Jared, Gloria, Jilliana and Lucas; three sisters, Gail (Steve) Mathews of Ostrander, Eva (Sam) McCarty of Centerburg and Pauline Howell of Marengo; nieces; nephews; and her mother-in-law, Evelyn Roof of Sunbury.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where funeral services were held with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Berkshire Cemetery.
Donald F. Roof
Donald F. Roof, 85, Delaware, died Monday (December 2, 2002) morning at the Convularium at Indian Run, Dublin.
He was born June 12, 1917 in Sunbury to Henry L. and Essie (McCoy) Roof. He was a sargent with the State of Ohio Highway Patrol, serving from 1942 until his retirement in 1969. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Delaware, and Hiram Lodge #18 F&AM, Delaware.
Roof is survived by two daughters, Caralie (Gene) Gray of Marietta, Georgia, and Trudy (Richard) Rammon of Columbus; two sons, Donald R. (Joann) Roof of Radnor and Jon Rodney Roof of Delaware; stepchildren Donna Lee Moore of Marion, Orena (Hines) Landacre of Delaware, Larry Hines of Marion and David A. (Wanda) Hines of Waldo; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Buckingham of Sunbury; a brother, Dale Roof of Sunbury; and by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian (Bale) Roof, his second wife, Janis (Sheldon) Roof; and one brother, Howard Roof.
Visitation and Masonic Services were at Bennett-Brown-Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held with the Reverend Dr. Warren Campbell-Gaston officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.
Howard M. Roof, 81, Sunbury, died Wednesday (April 5, 2000) at the farm where he was born and lived.
Born on Aug. 28, 1918, to the late Henry L. and Essie (McCoy) Roof, he was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Canine and Fire Fighting units in World War II. He was a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias, Kingston Grange No. 2489, Farm Bureau and American Legion Post No. 457.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Evelyn J. (Huddlestun) Roof, whom he married on May 11, 1940; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda Roof, Sunbury; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Jones, Sunbury, and Teena and Doug Hammond, Canaan, N.H.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Donald Roof, Delaware, and Dale and Norma Roof, Sunbury; a sister, Maxine Buckingham, Sunbury; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 457, Sunbury, was in Berkshire Cemetery.