William Henry Wilson
William Henry Wilson, 88, a longtime resident of Sunbury and Fredericktown, died Saturday (March 17, 2001) at the William Hill Manor in Easton, Maryland.
Born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland on March 18, 1912, he was the son of the late William and Jane Turner Wilson. He emigrated from Scotland to Montreal, Canada where he graduated from Montreal High School in 1927.
During World War II, Wilson served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
On December 24, 1942, he married the former Donna Marie Earnest of Mansfield. They eventually made their home in the United States in 1945 in Fredericktown. They later moved to Sunbury where he was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Wilson died in 1996 following 54 years of marriage.
In 1950, Wilson became a U.S. citizen. He worked for the State of Ohio as an accountant/claims inspector for the Bureau of Workman's Compensation. He retired in 1977 after 17 years of service.
He is survived by two sons, William L. Wilson of St. Michaels, Maryland and Edward B. Wilson of Begnins, Switzerland; a sister, Margaret Ellis of Welland, Ontario, Canada; and three grandchildren, Kristine L. Larrick, Joseph J. Wilson and Edward L. Wilson. A son, Richard K. Wilson, is deceased.
Services and burial were private. Memorial contributions may be made to a local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, Easton, Maryland.
Phyllis R. Wing
Phyllis R. Wing, 68, Marengo, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 1999) at Morrow County Hospital, Mount Gilead.
She was born in Columbus on Oct. 30, 1930, to the late Earl and Ada (Neaver) Williams. She was a homemaker and a 30 year resident of Marengo, coming from Columbus.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert C. Wing; one son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Barbara Wing, Perkiomenville, Pa.; and one daughter and son-in-law Sheryl and Joseph Matson, Mount Gilead.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Everett; and one sister, JoAnn.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Burial was in Marengo Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302.
W. Ray Wirick
W. Ray Wirick, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died of cancer on Tuesday (June 16, 1998) at the age of 67.
Ray was a lifelong resident of Delaware County, and an active 43-year member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and the Columbian Chapter No. 33 Order of the Eastern Star, and a past master of the Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F & AM.
He was employed for 28 years at Ranco of Columbus, serving as vice president of manufacturing. He went on to serve for 10 years as the general manager of the D.L. Auld/3M Corporation. After retiring, Ray volunteered in the International Executive Service Corps in overseas assignments to Estonia and Hungary.
An active member in the Big Walnut Historical Society and a trustee of the Big Walnut Education Foundation, he served as the board chairman of the Community Library, was the past chairman of the Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was a member of the Republican Party Central Committee for Delaware County.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (Nincehelser) Wirick; four children and their spouses, Sally and Bryan Beske of Westerville, Kevin and Sheila Wirick of San Diego, Calif., Dale and Nancy Wirick of Westerville, and Carrie Wirick and Tom Smith of Delaware; six grandchildren, Mindy Wirick, Colin Beske, Sarah Beske, Tyler Smith, Stewart Wirick, and Celeste Smith; and six brothers and sisters.
Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury with Masonic services. Funeral services were held at the Sunbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. David and Suzanne Hill officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Walnut Education Foundation, P.O. Box 538, Sunbury or the Big Walnut Historical Society, 21 Sedgwick Avenue, Sunbury.
Louise A. Wolfe
Louise A. Wolfe, age 74, of Wooster, and formerly of Westerville, died Friday (Jan. 2, 1998) at Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus.
She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Westerville, and a volunteer at Innis Woods Park and St. Ann's Hospital.
Mrs. Wolfe was an avid quilter, seamstress, bridge player, and golfer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bertram Wolfe, in 1974.
Survivors include son and daugher-in-law Bert and Sondra Wolfe, of Wooster; grandchildren Jennifer Wolfe of Golden, Colo. and Lori Wolfe of Westerville; sisters Virginia Ihle of Sunbury and Erdene Lane of Galena; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Ron Baird officiating. Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.
Darlene M. (Doll) Wolf, 68, Sunbury, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999).
She was retired from Solid State Controls Inc. She attended Vans Valley Community Church. She was our nanny, Ken (Michelle), Jimmy, Andy (Amanda), Sherry (Chad), Veronica (Ryan), and Tiffany.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Bob Ratlff, Kathy and Tony Garrison and Sharon and Jim Adkins; one son, Stephen Wolf; seven great-grandchildren, David, Keith, Ashley, Cody, Courtney, Faith and Michaela; three brothers, June, Sid and Buck; three sisters, Helen, Naomi and Mary; several half-brothers and half-sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne K. Wolf.
Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were held with Kathy Garrison, evangelist, officiating. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park. The Rev. Wayne Booth officiated at the graveside services.
Robert Wolverton, 71, of Centerburg, died on Wednesday (Jan. 28, 1998) at his home.
He was born in Columbus on March 12, 1926 to the late Clyde and Ruth (Menturn) Wolverton. He retired as a Columbus Police Detective in 1974 with 25 years of service. He was also a retired first sergeant with the USMC Reserves, a special deputy and recording secretary for the Knox County Sheriff's Department, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge No. 7, and held commercial and instructor pilot licenses.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Laura (Gerber) on July 16, 1996; a brother, Danny; and a sister, Jane Clover.
Surviving are his second wife, Jody (Johnson) of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cheri and Tom Laughlin of Cleveland, Susie Cummings of Galloway, and Robin and Don Semon of Sunbury; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John "Bud" and Katherine Wolverton of Columbus; a sister, Ruth Smith of Easley, S.C.; a son-in-law, John Cummings of Grove City; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Peg Royer of Reynoldsburg and Betty and Lee Schultz of Pataskala.
Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where services will be held on Saturday. Interment will be in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
William J. Woods, 70 of Johnstown, died at home on Saturday (July 15, 2000).
He was born on November 22, 1929 in Toledo to the late William J. and Lucille A. (DeVault) Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and moved to Johnstown in 1975 from Columbus. He retired as a mechanical assembler from Rimrock. He enjoyed building models and cars, especially Cadillacs.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Connie and Richard Cottrill of Delaware, Chris and Wally Williamson on Utica, and Bonnie and Sal Cautela of Gahanna; son William D. Woods of Johnstown; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Sheridan and Marty Woods of Sunbury; sisters and brothers-in-law Shirley A. and Jerry Ratliff of Heath, Kaylynn S. Thompson of Columbus and Mary E. and Jack Kidd of Indiana, and his canine companion Buddy.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Marcia Woods, in 1974, and his brother Raymond in 1996.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury , where funeral services were held. Interment was at the Blue Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Eleanor McCauley Worley, 77, of Sunbury died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at the Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
She was born on April 10, 1921, in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Samuel and Hazel (Sparks) McCauley. She moved to the Sunbury area 30 years ago from Westerville. Eleanor was a homemaker and genealogist, and a member of the National and Delaware County genealogist societies.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, David P. Worley; a son, David W. Worley of Sunbury; a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and William Randall of Charlottesville, Va.; two granddaughters, Jea Nicole and Indigo Kesiah Williams; and two sisters, Miriam Sellers of Gainesville, Ga., and Jackie Bowles of Auburn, Ala.
Arrangements were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. In keeping with her wishes, there were no calling hours or services planned.
Lisa A. Wrinkle
Lisa A. Wrinkle, 41, Sunbury, died Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
Lisa was born on June 2, 1960 in Peru, Indiana, to William R. and Mary L. Burton Dobson of Sunbury. She graduated from Westerville South High School in 1978. She was employed as a mail carrier for the Sunbury Post Office. She was a hard worker, a member of Parents without Partners and enjoyed her family and antiques.
In addition to her parents, Lisa is survived by a son, Adam John Wrinkle, and by two brothers, Sidney (Tammy) Dobson and Michael Dobson, all of Sunbury.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, John Wrinkle Jr., in 1999.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held Swith Pastors Harold Holmes and Billy Kuhn officiating. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.
In Lisa's memory, contributions can be made to the Adam Wrinkle College Fund, established by the Big Walnut High School Athletic Boosters. Checks should be made payable to the Adam Wrinkle College Fund and sent to the high school in care of Athletic Director Steve Glesenkamp, Big Walnut High School, 555 S. Old 3C Highway, Sunbury 43074..
John R. Wrinkle Jr.
John Roy Wrinkle Jr., 37, Sunbury, died at his home Wednesday (June 30, 1999) after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born Oct. 20, 1961, in Columbus to John R. and Judith (Ellis) Wrinkle Sr., who survive in Sunbury.
A 1979 graduate of Big Walnut High School, he worked as a finish carpenter and contractor. He enjoyed hunting and was an active member of the NRA.
He was a member and Past Master Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and the Housing Inspection Foundation.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Adam John Wrinkle, at home; three sisters, Jody (Wrinkle) Molchen, Sunbury, Jamie Wrinkle, Reynoldsburg, and Jandy Wrinkle, Westerville; grandmothers, Mildred Ellis, Columbus, and Leona Wrinkle, Florida; and two nieces and two nephews.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Masonic and memorial services were held following the calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society-Delaware Chapter, Hospice at Grady or the John R. Wrinkle Jr. memorial fund for the enrichment of Native American culture at the Community Library, Sunbury.