Mary E. Wilburn, 68, Sunbury, died Friday (February 23, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
A graduate of Otterbein College, she was a teacher at Hartford Elementary School for 23 years. She also volunteered with Big Walnut Friends Who Share and area senior citizens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Edith (Dauer) Myers; and her husband, David Henry Wilburn.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Wilburn of Sunbury, and Deborah and Don Thomas and Merilee and David Bash of Columbus; four grandchildren, Donald Thomas, Marilynn Bash and Andrea Bash, all of Columbus, and Christopher Wilburn of Sunbury; a brother, Paul Myers of Bowling Green; one niece; one nephew; and a special friend, Eldon Frakes.
Visitation was held at Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown, where services were held Twith the Rev. Dan Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Hockman Cemetery, McClure.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
Mabel Faye (Meredith) Wilcox, 96, Columbus, former resident of Cuyahoga Falls, died Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1999).
Born in Delaware County in 1903, she was a graduate of Sunbury High School and Kent State University. She was a teacher for 43 years, teaching in Delaware County, Akron and at Greensburg, Ellet, and Tallmadge schools in the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. She retired in 1969. She was a long time member of the National Education Association, National Association of Retired Teachers and was honored with her husband as a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar for Master Teachers. She was also honored in 1994 by the Ohio Legislature for her 50 years in the Darrow Street Grange No. 751. She was a 50+ member of Chapter 45 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church.
She moved to Westerville in 1984 and Columbus in 1991.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Nancy L. Wilcox, Columbus; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years and high school sweetheart, Forrest R. Wilcox, in 1983; her parents, Isaac and Minnie Condit Meredith, Condit; a sister, Verdie Oldham, Harlem Township; and a brother, Vaughn A. Meredith, Sunbury.
Services were held at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, Cuyahoga Falls with the Rev. Paul Beal officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in the Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John Steinhauer Scholarship Foundation, 431 Stow Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44221; or to the First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls 44221.
Margaret L. Wilcox, 91, of Marengo, died Friday (Sept. 28, 2001) at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1909, in Quaker Town, Morrow County, to the late Carroll and Daisy (Miller) Williams. A graduate of Cardington High School and a member of the Alum Creek Friends Church, she was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Marengo area.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Jordan, and brother, Robert Williams.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Vaughan C. Wilcox, whom she married on April 2, 1933, in Cleveland; special nieces Joanne Rausch and Genevieve Rogers of Marengo; and her other nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo, with graveside services held in the Marengo Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Copely officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mt. Gilead 43338.
Alice E. Williamson
Alice E. Williamson, 84, Sunbury, died Thursday (July 5, 2001) at Bennington Glen Nursing Home in Marengo.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 18, 1917 to the late Howard R. and Elsie (Page) King. She was a retired secretary for Ranco in Columbus.
Williamson is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman K. and Mary of Sunbury and Terry and Ginny of Houston, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Kinkead of Johnstown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Elizabeth Might of Clearwater, Florida.
Memorial services were held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 53 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Barbara E. Williams, 78, Sunbury, died Tuesday morning (Nov. 24, 1998) at her home.
She was born in Columbus on Oct. 5, 1920, to the late Walter Sr. and Edith (Snyder) Deahl. She was a member of New Bethel Christian Church and enjoyed gardening, flowers and crocheting. She was a retired office clerk from MNR Dietetics Laboratory.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Williams, on Jan. 21, 1994; two brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Emerson and Rachael Sager of Johnstown; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James Strunk of Grandview; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Weldon Stockwell officiating. Burial was in Trenton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, 43302.
Craig A. Williams
Craig A. Williams, 31, Galena, died Friday (December 28, 2001). He was employed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Marysville. He was a member of F.O.E. #3614, Sunbury.
Williams is survived by his mother, Dorothy Williams of Galena; his father, John L. Williams of Westerville; his sister, Tammy (Elden) Snyder of Newark; his brother, Randy (Gennette) Williams of Centerburg; three nephews, Elden Snyder II, Paul Snyder II and John Williams III of Centerburg; and by close friends, P.J. Swain and Stacy Reisinger.
Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating.
Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.
Troy E. Williams, 85, Sunbury, died Saturday (Feb. 13, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
He was born in Harrison, Ark. on March 27, 1913, to the late Ira and Fannie (Wright) Williams. Following the death of his father, he was raised by the late Howard Conklin.
He was a member of Sunbury Christian Church and charter member of Porter Grange. He enjoyed gardening and a good cup of coffee with conversation at such area restaurants as the Sunbury Grill, Wendy's, Yum-ee Donut Shop and the Lighthouse. He retired from BryAir as a machine operator and also worked at Lenhart Hardware, Sunbury Lumber and for the State of Ohio Highway Department, Weight Scales.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dorothy (Jacobus) Williams; one daughter, Beth Ann Williams, Sunbury; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Carole and David Day-Sturgill, Sunbury, and Becky and Denny Johnson, New Albany; one stepson and daughter-in-law, David and Joann Walker, Lebanon; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Susie Conklin, Sunbury; one sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Elben Rutherford, Sunbury; one brother-in-law, Wilbur Carnes, Belle Center; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dick, in 1984 and two sisters, Della McKay and Mary Carnes.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at the Sunbury Christian Church. Burial followed in East Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury Christian Church.
Bessie E. Wilson, 79, formerly of Sunbury, died Sunday morning (May 19, 2002) at St. Rita's Nursing Home, Columbus.
She was born in Bellaire on January 9, 1923, to the late Sanson and Catherine (Capps) McCabe. She was a homemaker and member of Sunbury Wesleyan Church.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Velmont C. Wilson; a son, George "Sandy" Kitt; a brother, Paul McCabe; and three sisters, K. Irene Stewart, Evelyn Van Gundy and Betty Evans.
Surviving are her sisters, Bertha Monahan and Alice Bohlken, both of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Harley Wilson of Sunbury; two grandchildren, Robert and Clifford Kitt; and her nieces and nephews, including Charlotte Frame of Columbus.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held in the Trenton Cemetery with Pastor Gerald Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Nursing Home, 880 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223.
The Reverend Cedric Wilson
The Reverend Cedric P. Wilson, 72, Galena, died Wednesday (August 7, 2002) at the Arbors of Delaware.
He was born on October 22, 1929, in Grantsburg, Indiana, to the late Howerton and Ethel May (Belcher) Wilson. A United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he moved to Delaware County 35 years ago from Sandusky. He was a Wesleyan minister for 45 years in the Wesleyan Greater Ohio District, most recently serving at Victory Camp and Sunbury Wesleyan Church. He also worked as a greeter for Meijer at the Maxtown Road Westerville store.
He enjoyed refinishing furniture, served as the contractor for the Mount Orab and Napoleon Wesleyan churches and was an auxiliary member of Sandusky Salvation Army.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Wilson and Clifford Wilson.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, M. Elizabeth (Orr) Wilson; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Callie Wilson of Jackson, Missouri; a grandson, Charles Paul Wilson II; a niece, Linda Brown; and two nephews, Carl Wilson and Gary Wilson of English, Indiana.
Memorial services were held at Dayspring Chapel, Westerville, with Pastor Walter Jefferies officiating. Interment was in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dayspring Chapel building fund.
Rhoda M. (Moore) Wilson, 95, Sunbury and Delaware, died Saturday (Dec. 4, 1999) at Cancio Home Care Nursing Home, Sunbury.
She was born Dec. 11, 1903, in Johnson County, Ky., to Susie (Ressitt) and John Dee Moore.
She orchestrated entertainment for various carnivals and circuses. She lived in Sunbury for 30 years before she moved to Delaware.
She is survived by two sisters, Matilda "Tillie" VanDyke, Hopewell, and Hazel Love, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and six brothers and one sister.
A memorial Mass was celebrated on at St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware, with the Rev. Kevin Kavanaugh officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Church, P.O. Box 326, Sunbury 43074. Arrangements were handled by Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware.