Clara Elizabeth "Betty" Stevens, Marengo, died Saturday (March 27, 1999) at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born June 3, 1911, in Columbus. She was a former machine operator for Capital Manufacturing. She moved to Marengo in 1944 from Columbus. She was a member of Fargo Wesleyan Church, a Sunday School teacher, church organist, member of the Fargo Missionary Society and a choir member.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William R. Stevens; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles T. and Barbara Stevens, Marengo; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Ruth and Enoch Adkins, Marengo; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law William and Karen Stevens, New Albany; step-son-in-law Hubert Blevins of Columbus; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Zoe Byrum, Parkersburg, W. Va., and Isola and Orin Holland, Danville, Va.; and13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Archbald "Archie" and Ruth (Minniear) Skipper; and a stepdaughter, Carole Blevins.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Fargo Wesleyan Church, Marengo, with the Rev. Tim Melling officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338.
Rolland E. "Steve" Stevens Jr.
Rolland E. "Steve" Stevens Jr., 90, Columbus, died Sunday (February 25, 2001) at Whetstone Care Center.
He was born October 14, 1910 in Joliet, Illinois. He was a graduate of Princeton University. He retired from Pan American Airlines to Columbus 30 years ago.
Steve is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; two daughters, Peg Beeson of Columbus and Susan (Doug) Dicke of Sunbury; a son, James (Nancy) Dicke of Richmond, Texas; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Polly Cline of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by a son Terry and son-in-law Jack Beeson.
A Memorial service was held tat Upper Arlington Luthern Church, 2300 Lytham Road with Pastor John C. Stolzenbach officiating. The family will receive visitors following the service at a luncheon reception.
Arrangements were by Schoe-dinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice ar Riverside/Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Thomas E. Steward, 72, Galena, died at his home Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) following a courageous six month battle with cancer.
He was born in Hamilton on Sept. 3, 1927, to the late Perry and Leora (Walker) Steward.
He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and operated a trucking company before joining the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following the war, he became a boiler operator for the Champion Paper Co. in Hamilton and worked 10 years for the Hamilton Water Plant.
He moved to Delaware in 1967 and worked for 20 years for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Department of Engineering, retiring in 1988 at which time he became general manager of DEL-CO Water Co.
He was an active boiler certificate holder, member of the AWWA (American Water Work Association), Water Management Association of Ohio, Ohio Rural Water Association, Water One and Knights of Pythias in Dartown. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, old cars and the mechanics of steam engines.
Survivors include his second wife of 18 years, Gerri (Bonsky) Steward; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Malinda Steward, Delaware, David and Aysu Basaran Kaczmarek, Powell, and Dwight Kaczmarek, Cleveland; three daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn and Dave Justice, Columbus, Denise Kaczmarek, Cleveland, and Dorene Kaczmarek, Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Marilyn Steward, Hamilton; a sister, Wanda Hammel, Summersville; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and first wife, Marilyn Steward, Columbus.
Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association, followed in Cheshire Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015, or the Steward Scholarship Fund, c/o DEL-CO Water Co., 6773 Olentangy River Road, Delaware 43015.
Barbara Stiffler, 66, Marengo, died Sunday (April 9, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Unit.
Born in Delaware County on May 18, 1933, to the late Harry Howard and Jeanette (Humes) Howard of Delaware, she was a homemaker. She moved to the Marengo area from Cardington 31 years ago.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 31 years, Paul Stiffler, whom she married on April 7, 1969; five sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Sharon Hornsby, Cardington, Gerald and Roberta Stiffler, Grove City, Melvin and Vicki Stiffler Sr., Marengo, Joe and Donna Stiffler, Broadway, and Bob and Robyn Stiffler, Marengo; a brother, Dick "Huck" Howard of Marion; two sisters, Carol Phillips, Delaware, and Helen Harrington, Cincinnati; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held with Don Hadaway officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302.
Golda M. Stiffler
Golda M. Stiffler, 93, Marengo, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 22, 1906, in Richwood, to the late David and Mary Jane (Cox) Phelps.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was affiliated with Marantha Bible Church in Edison.
Mrs. Stiffler is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Thurston, Mount Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Barbara Stiffler, Marengo; a son-in-law, Lewis O'Brien, Mount Vernon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John W. Stiffler, who died Feb. 24, 1983; a daughter, Evelyn O'Brien in 1993; four brothers; and five sisters.
Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home Marengo. Funeral services were held with Dan Hadaway officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338; or Marantha Bible Church, 109 Williams St., Edison 43302.
Charles "Bud" Stiles
Charles R. "Bud" Stiles, 76, Marengo, died unexpectedly Thursday (Sept. 16, 1999) at Riverside Hospital.
He was born Aug. 14, 1923, to the late Charles and Leona Stiles.
He moved to the Marengo area 28 years ago from Columbus.
He was a retired tow motor operator for Stewart & Silver Concrete of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty (VanVorhis) Stiles; two daughters, Kathy Stiles, Marengo, and Valerie Globe, California; one sister, Betty Jean Griffith, Columbus; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Esther Chapin.
Calling hours were at Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, where funeral services followed. Interment was at Bloomfiled Cemetery, Sparta.
Carroll Dale Stith
Carroll Dale Stith, 82, Delaware, passed away at his home early Sunday (October 6, 2002) morning.
Stith was born on July 27, 1920, in Sunbury to the late Pearlee W. and Lurrel M. (Barton) Stith. He was a 1938 graduate of Sunbury High School. Stith served 38 years in the U.S. Army, both on active and reserve duty, including Foreign Service in England, France and the Phillippines, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in 1980.
From 1964 until 1978 Stith was the superintendent of the Delaware County Home. While in that position, he received the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce "Honor Citizen Award," the "Community Service Award" from the Delaware Rotary Club and the "Resolution of Appreciation Award" from the County Board of Commissioners.
Stith served two consecutive terms on the Buckeye Valley School Board and in 1975 was elected president of the board. An active and dedicated member of the Delaware community, he was honored as "Senior Citizen of the Year" and was chosen for a term to be president of the Senior Citizens of Delaware county as well as president of the Council for Older Adults.
Carroll was a member of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, American Legion Post #115, Delaware Elks, Knights of Pythias, a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Sparrow Lodge #400 F&AM Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and the Delaware County Shrine Club. He traveled extensively with the U.S. Army Reserves.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosemary (Mitchell); a son, Kevin and Jamie Stith of Delaware; a daughter, Lurrel and Tom Ulery of Delaware; and by four grandchildren, Tara, Luke, Whitney and Courtney.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey and Denny, and by a sister, Lela Wirthman.
Stith will be remembered for the love of his family and friends and for his dedicated service and loyalty to his country and to the Delaware community.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with Pastor Larry Griffin officiating.
Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Ernest E. Stockdale
Ernest E. "Gene" Stockdale, 83, Sunbury, died Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2000) at Mount Carmel West.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Joe Green, Sunbury, and Kathleen and Gene Klamforth, Sunbury; one sister, Betty Wolverton, Westerville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Friends called at Hill Funeral Home, Westerville. Graveside services were held at Pioneer Cemetery, Westerville.
Loretta Katherine Orthoefer Stout
Loretta Katherine Orthoefer Stout, 91, Delaware, died Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at her daughter's residence in Cardington.
Loretta was born on April 5, 1911, to the late George and Matilda (Pifher) Orthoefer. She was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Business School, Class of 1928. Loretta moved to Delaware in 1931 from Rome, Ohio. A homemaker, she assisted with the family farm and was a member of Delaware St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Mary Senior Citizen Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Loretta "Sue" (Jerry) Keys of Cardington and Mary (Charles) Layton of Fredericktown; three sons, John Stout of Delaware, Joe (Jane) Stout of Sunbury, and Chuck (Shirley) Stout of Marion; 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Daniel Stout, on January 14, 1994; one grandson; four brothers, Joe, George, Victor and John Orthoefer; and by two sisters, Pauline Decker and Josephine Lusch.
Calling hours and prayer service were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial was at Delaware St. Mary Church with Father Kevin Kavanagh serving as celebrant.
Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center.
Martha Louise (Gallogly) Strawser, 82, formerly of Sunbury, died Friday (June 11, 1999) in Midland, Texas.
She was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Sunbury, where she was raised.
Mrs. Strawser married the late Noel V. Strawser and raised their son in Newark before retiring to Punta Gorda, Fla.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Bethel Strawser, Midland; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Clyde and Ginger Gallogly, Delaware, C. Dean and Dorothy Gallogly, Buckeye Lake, and Janet Gallogly, Delaware; and many cousins and friends.
Funeral services were at First Christian Church, Punta Gorda. Burial was in Royal Palms Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, Punta Gorda.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302-3807; or Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, or a hospice of the donor's choice.