Helen Ufferman Thomson
Helen Ufferman Thomson, 62, vice president of The Delaware Gazette Company, died Thursday (March 22, 2001) at the Verde Valley Med Center in Cottonwood, Arizona.
She was born March 24, 1938 in Delaware to Nina (Main) Ufferman and Thurman Ufferman. She was a member of Eastern Star, First Presbyterian Church, and the DAR, and a past board member of the Sarah Moore Home and Delaware Speech and Hearing Center.
Mrs. Thomson was a longtime presiding judge for the Delaware County Board of Elections. A 25-year employee of the Delaware County Fair, she and her husband, W. D. "Tom" Thomson, Publisher and CEO of The Gazette and The Sunbury News, were "goodwill ambassadors" for the Little Brown Jug.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Chriss and Bill Cawley of Delaware and Cheryl and Tom Wright of Powell; two sons and daughters-in-law, H. C. "Chip" Thomson III and Margaret O. Thomson and Thomas Thurman "T" and Lisa L. Thomson, all of Delaware; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Gerry Stobby of Clemson, South Carolina, Flora and Ray Norris of Dayton, and Lois and Bob Maxwell of Monticello, Arkansas; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bill and Carol Ufferman of Kure Beach, North Carolina, Dr. Robert and Judy Ufferman of Indialantic, Florida, and Mary Ufferman of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Deb Markwith of Carmichael, California; and 10 grandchildren, Hunter, Madison and Mackenzie Wright, Clay, Susan and Helen Thomson, Mary Kathryn and Cheryl Cawley, and Zachary and Sarah Thomson.
She was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Fred Ufferman.
Visitation was at First Presbyterian Church, 73 West Winter Street, Delaware. A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Thomson's life followed with the Reverend Dr. Paul Randall officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Fair, 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware 43015, or to People In Need, 274 North Sandusky Street, Delaware 43015.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jack L. Tinsley, 80, Freeman Road, Westerville, died Tuesday (January 22, 2002) at St. Ann's Hospital.
He was born in Clayton, New Mexico, on July 21, 1921, to the late George and Elizabeth Layton Tinsley.
Tinsley served in the United States Army Infantry during World War II and worked for the state of Alaska as director of Veteran's Affairs for 20 years before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the American Legion in Juneau, Alaska, the Ketchican VFW, and Toastmasters, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, hunting, fishing, sports and his grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Tempest Adams, Thelma Morrison and Frosty Slankard.
Surviving are his wife, Bertha "Jan" Janney Tinsley, whom he married on August 16, 1942, in Yuma, Arizona; a son, James Tinsley of Gahanna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and John Mason of Westerville and Jacquelyn and Gordon Bailey of Fairbanks, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Jill, William, Sanya, Janell, Jake and Jace; and a brother, George Tinsley of Yuma.
Visitation and funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Military honors were observed and provided by American Legion No. 457.
Bonnie L. Tobin, 48, Marengo, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
She was born in Amo, Ind., on May 24, 1950, to the late Robert L. and Violet (Stout) Welty.
She was an account administrator with the Traveler Property Casualty Co., Columbus. She was a former member of Marengo United Methodist Church, past Girl Scout leader, loving mother and devoted wife and loved to plant flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Paul B. Tobin Jr., whom she married Nov. 5, 1993; one daughter, Tracy Farkas, Marengo; two stepdaughters, Ginny Tobin, Columbus, and Candie Tobin, Mount Gilead; one stepson, P.J. Tobin, Marengo; one grandson, Joey Tobin; one brother, Allan Welty, Paoli, Ind.; one sister, Sarah Bowmman, Indianapolis; one aunt, Phyllis Stuart, Clayton, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and funeral services were at the DeVore -Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Tim Ruch and Pat Tobin, pastors, officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.
Ray G. Toothman
Ray G. Toothman, 81, Galena died Wednesday (July 25, 2001) evening at his residence.
He was born in Barnesville, Ohio on April 28, 1920 to the late Orvile and Georgie (Dilly) Toothman. He was a manager Kuemmerlinger & Associates, retiring in 1985.
Toothman was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and member of the American Legion Young Budd Post #171. He was a resident of the Galena area since 1969.
He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Bonnie (Hollingshead) Toothman. They were married on July 29, 1949 in Columbus. Also surviving are three daughters, Vicki (Jim) Peffer of Ostrander, Debra Schiel of Toledo and Tonya Tousley of Delaware; one granddaughter, Kyra Baughman; five great-grandchildren; and by twin sisters, Julie Boyer of Cambridge and Jane Chambers of Moundsville.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Graveside services were held at Burnside Cemetery with Pastor Cathy Writesel officiating. Arrangements were by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
J. Dudley Townley
J. Dudley Townley, 83, of Sunbury, died at his home Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998).
He was born on Jan. 29, 1915, to the late Edward and Hattie (Dustin) Townley. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1933 and was a lifelong Sunbury resident. He worked 33 years as the Delaware County sales representative for Landmark Inc. and was manager of the Sunbury and Condit plants.
Mr. Townley was a member, past elder and trustee of Condit Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Sunbury Lions Club and Knights of Pythias Lodge. He enjoyed fishing and had formerly coached Little League baseball in Sunbury.
He was preceded in death by a sister, June Grooms.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Gladys (Wise); a daughter and son-in-law, Erlene and Gary Girberd of Sunbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Linda Townley of Springfield; grandchildren Scott Girberd, Debbie and Scott Strain, Sherry and Wade Woerner, Brian and Dawn Townley; great-grandchildren Arrin, Katie, Taylor, Lucas, Joseph, Lorrin, and Mitchell and their mother, Violet Girberd; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Freda Townley and Robert and Dorothy Townley of Westerville; two sisters, Ruth Dustin of Mt. Vernon and Nettie Reigel of Westerville.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Gene and Jean Wise of Florida; a sister-in-law and her husband, Betty and Tim Perrine of New York; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice at Riverside, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus 43214 or Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Rd., Sunbury.
Violet R. Townley, 95, Sunbury, died Tuesday (March 30, 1999) at Northland Medical Center, Columbus, following a three week illness.
She was born on June 29, 1903, in Delaware County to the late Wesley and Addie (Jacoby) Bishop. She was a graduate of Ashley High School and a lifelong Delaware County resident.
She and her late husband of 67 years, Cecil Townley, co-founded and operated the Townley-Main Co. in 1946. The company later evolved into the Johnstown IGA and the Townley IGA of Sunbury. She worked at the store until she was 85. She was known to have dressed more chickens and turkeys than any other female in Delaware County while operating the Townley-Main Sunbury Lockers. She also cooked and prepared the meals for the Sunbury schools during the late 1940s.
She was a 60 year member of First Baptist Church, Sunbury and was active in the American Baptist Woman group. She was a member of the Columbia Chapter No. 33 OES, Pythian Sisters, Progress Club and Church Women United. She enjoyed baseball, crocheting and was an avid OSU and Chicago Bulls fan.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Normand R. and Magdalene Townley, Indianapolis, and Marshton and Betty Townley, Sunbury; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and many special friends, including Freda Buell, Sunbury.
In addition to her husband, whom she married Feb. 18, 1926, and who died March 3, 1993, she was preceded in death by a son, Marshall E. Townley in 1937; a brother, Archie Bishop; a sister, Josie Main; and nephews, Rodney and George Main.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Larry A. Griffin officiating. Interment will be in Marlboro Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Organ Fund, First Baptist Church, 99 E. Cherry St., Sunbury 43074.
Christine R. Troiano, 50, of New Albany, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) as a result of an automobile accident.
A member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, she was employed by Westerville City Schools and was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her loving husband of 22 years, Joseph A. Troiano; three children, Sara, Joseph, and Anthony Troiano, all of New Albany; two brothers, Jim Raabe of Bluffton and Don Raabe of Somerville; and a sister, Alida Pletcher of Cardington.
Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Westerville, with the Rev. Charles Woodward officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief, c/o St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081.
Berkley C. Tuggle Sr
Berkley C. Tuggle Sr., 63, Cardington, died Monday afternoon (September 24, 2001) at Morrow County Hospital.
He was born on July 22, 1938 in Swords Creek, Virginia, to the late Edward and Myrtle (Cox) Tuggle. He was a retired welder from Buckeye Steel Castings in Columbus and an area resident since 1971. He was an avid bluegrass music fan and enjoyed reading.
Tuggle is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth (Simmons) Tuggle whom he married October 16, 1957 in Lebanon, Virginia; four sons, Berkley Jr. (Lynn) of Columbus, Terry (Gaylene) of Mount Gilead, Jeffery (Barbara) of Cardington and Timothy (Pamela) of Marion; two daughters, Susan (Jeffrey) Rogers of Marengo and Karen Tuggle of Cardington and special friend Ronald Neal of Mount Gilead; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and by a brother, Robert (Judy) of Swords Creek, Virginia.
Friends called at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Elder Aaron Williams and the Reverend Harry Simmons officiating. Interment followed in Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus, Ohio 43218.
Frederick Tutorow, 81, Sunbury, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) morning at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 4, 1920 to the late Frederick and Edna (Burris) Tutorow. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of VFW post #8736 and FOE Aerie #3614 in Sunbury.
Tutorow is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Marilyn Tutorow of Delaware and Donald and Terri Tutorow of Gahanna; a daughter Cathern Helcher of Columbus; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Sunbury Eagles, 235 North Columbus Street.
Burial will take place at a later date in Mound Cemetery. Arrangements in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Frances Paul Ulrey
Frances Paul Ulrey, 91, Centerburg, died Sunday (March 4, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville. He was born March 24, 1909 in Morrow County to the late Delbert and Florence (Metzger) Ulrey.
Ulrey retired from St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus and was a farmer. He was a former member of East Porter Advent Church. He served on the Croton Fair Board, was a 60-year member of Porter Grange and a Porter Township trustee for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjory (Blackledge) Ulrey; two daughters, Wanda Nininger and Margaret (Roger) Stith; two sons, Robert (Janice) Ulrey, Roger Ulrey; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Ulrey; 18 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Beard and Edith (Wesley) Carpenter; a brother-in-law, Ivan (Rosena) Blackledge; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ulrey was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Blakely, and a son-in-law, Shelby Nininger.
Visitation and funeral services were held at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospice, 500 South Cleveland Avenue, Westerville 43081.