Carl Younkin, 83, died Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2003) at Columbus Colony.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Elks in Delaware, and retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation following 20 years of service.
He is survived by three sons, Bob Younkin and his wife, Ann, Ed Younkin and his wife, Maureen, and Tim Younkin; a daughter, Carla Boring; four grandchildren, Heather, Alex, Caitlyn and Heath Younkin and his wife, Kelly; two great-grandchildren, Emy and Bart Younkin; and several cousins.
Visitation is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 2697 Columbus St., in Grove City. Funeral services follow with Pastor David Meredith officiating. Interment will be in Galena Cemetery.
Billy J. Smith
Billy J. Smith, 47, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly early Friday, (Nov. 21, 2003) at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1956 in Galena to the late Jack B. Smith and Mary L. (Porter) Smith of Delaware. He was a lifelong area resident and a self-employed truck driver with Kokosing Construction. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, collecting cars and his special toys, and was a member of Sunbury Eagles No. 3614 and Sunbury V.F.W. Post No. 836.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by special close friends Ketrina McKibben of Centerburg, April Webb of Delaware; children Randy McGowan of Marion, Billy Joe Smith Jr. of Westerville, Hillary Marhover of Westerville, Shana McKibben; four grandchildren, Stori, Jerrica, Tyler, Austin; a step-mother, Mona L. Smith of Sunbury; five sisters, Paula Squires of Chesterville and Brenda Smith, Shirley Smith and Lois Smith, all of Sunbury, Tricia Smith of Delaware; a brother, Michael J. Smith of Marion; nieces and nephews, Terri, Rusty, Tony, Jarrod, Jerimia, Samantha, Jimmy, April, Melissa, Devon; and numerous great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of friends.
He was proceeded in death by his father and son, Joel.
Friends may call Monday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Wayne Booth will officiate. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery, Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Friends Who Share, 216 High St., Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Denver L. Burton Sr.
Denver L. Burton Sr., 60, of Galena, died Friday morning (Jan. 30, 2004) at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
He was born on March 8, 1943 in Stollings, W.Va., to the late Arbie D. and Edith M. (Fry) Burton. He gradated from Watkins Memorial High School in 1951 and moved to Galena in 1972 from Hillard.
He was formerly employed with Nestle’s Corp., in Sunbury as a bean dumper and lift operator, retired from the Ohio Dayton Malleable Company where he worked as a die setter and forklift operator. He was a member of the Centerburg Conservation Club, enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, fishing, woodworking and especially his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth (Martin); a son, Denver Jr. and his fiancée Mindy Thoman of Delaware; three daughters, Julie (Tim) Scott of Sunbury, Brenda (James) Davis of Warfield, Ky., and Kimberly “Lamb” and her fiancée Ron Spears of Delaware; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Diane) Burton of Columbus; a sister, Sue Zimmerman of Columbus; and friends and family.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laura M. Burton; a brother, Doug Burton; and a sister, Liz Kline.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, Ohio routes 3 at 61, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
James “J.R.” Edwards
James “J.R.” Edwards, 69, of Ostrander, died Thursday evening (Jan. 29, 2004) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born May 9, 1934 in Sunbury to the late Vada “Johnny” and Irene L. (Rarick) Edwards. He graduated from Sunbury High School in 1952 and he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired maintenance mechanic from the Delaware County Engineer’s office.
Edwards enjoyed horses, cutting wood, and was a member of the Ohio Standard Bred Association, U.S. Trotters Association and Ohio Trotters Association.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Sharon Edwards of Cardington; a daughter, Kathy Oliver of Marion; grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, Trevor, and Tracy; and a sister, Helen L. Bowers of Glendale, Ariz.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039.
Thomas Joseph Evans
Thomas Joseph Evans, 79, of Delaware, died Friday morning (Jan. 30, 2004) at his residence.
He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Delaware to Marion and Mary Evans. He was a farmer in charge of the parts department at the Larcom and Mitchell Co. He was a member and volunteer of the Hyatts United Methodist Church and was active with Liberty Township where he helped in the building of Hyatts Park.
He is survived by a nephew, Kenneth and his wife Toni Evans of Delaware and several other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and close friends Frank Dewitt, Charlie Hale and Mike Hope.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Rutherford) Evans, and two brothers, Robert and Mike Evans.
Friends may call at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Hyatts United Methodist Church building fund.
Russell O. Colwell, 87, of Upper Sandusky, died Thursday (April 4, 2002) at the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.
He was born June 6, 1914, in Apple Grove, W.Va., to Eda (Cain) and Alan C. Colwell. He retired from the C&O railroad in 1971, after 31 years as a signal maintainer. He worked at the mill in Powell, and for the CCC after the depression in California and Wyoming. Mr. Colwell was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and a member of the Carey Conservation Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to travel in his camper with his wife and family throughout the United States. He enjoyed blue grass music and woodworking, including cabinets and furniture and other items he made with his hands.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Firman), whom he married July 30, 1937 in Delaware; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Robert Gatchell of Upper Sandusky; a son, William R. Colwell of Petersburg, Va.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom and Leland Colwell, both of Delaware; and three sisters, Flossie Skeels and Idella Fickle, both of Delaware, and Rena Weatherholt of Huntington, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Charles Steward officiating.
Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Hospice of Wyandot County, or the Wyandot County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Ada (Votaw) Groves, 81, of Creola, died Wednesday (April 3, 2002) at Logan Health Care Center in Logan.
She was born July 27, 1920, in Westfield, to Edward and Mary (Enoch) Farley. She was affiliated with the Delaware Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry Votaw of Marion, Larry and Patty Votaw of Creola, Richard Votaw of Delaware, and Jack and Beverly Votaw of Londonderry; four daughters, Rosemary Caudill of Johnstown, Diane Votaw of Fort Thomas, Ky., Peggy Fogle of Marengo, and Sheila Waldron of Zanesville; a brother, Ray Farley of Ocala, Fla.; 40 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William R. Votaw; her second husband, Howard Groves; three sons, Donald, Travis, and James; and a sister, Eleanor Landon.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Ashley, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ashley Union Cemetery.
Shirley A. Harding, 72, of Delaware, died Thursday (April 4, 2002) at the Sunny Vee Nursing Home in Delaware.
She was born April 28, 1929, to Patience (Hamilton) and Dennis Harper. She retired from March Electric, where she worked for 20 years.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Marlene Harding of Delaware, and Allen and Anita Harding and George and Kathy Harding, all of Cambridge; a brother, David Harper of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; two step-great-granddaughters and one step-great-grandson.
Her husband, William, whom she married Jan. 17, 1948, died April 21, 1991.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thorn-Black Funeral Home, 139 S. 9th St., Cambridge, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Greenmount Union Cemetery in Freeport.
Evelyn E. Jackson, 89, of Mount Vernon and formerly of Mount Gilead, died Tuesday evening (April 2, 2002) in the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born July 6, 1912, in Spokane, Wash., to Walter R. and Lottie M. (Roberts) Brinnon. A 1930 graduate of Spokane High School, she received registered nurse’s training at Samaritan Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. She worked at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle, and was a RN at the Morrow County Hospital for 16 years, where she attended at the birth of the first baby born in the hospital. She was a member of the Gilead Friends Church, Wayside Garden Club, Women’s Forum and traveled one year with the Edward Ladies Evangelistic Quartet. She was a past member of Sweet Adelines.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, George D. Jackson, whom she married Oct. 25, 1940, in Spokane; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Mike Tatevosian of Vernon Hills, Ill., Bonnie Lou and Lee Garrett of Portland, Ore., and Barbara and Harold Snow of Mount Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Melissa Jackson of Lewis Center; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Kenneth and Leo Brinnon; and two sisters, Marie Pryor and Vera Roberts.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Gompf Funeral Home, 440 S. Center St., Cardington. The family will observe a private funeral service, with burial in Quakerdom Cemetery, with Pastor Ronald Ellyson officiating.
A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gilead Friends Church, 3613 Township Road 115, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Richard C. Murtaugh, 49, of Marietta, Ga., died March 25, 2002 at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1952, in Columbus, to Thomas M. Murtaugh and Josephine E. (Ring) Murtaugh.
He is survived by brothers and sisters and their spouses, Thomas M. and Marguerite Murtaugh of Cincinnati, David J. and Mary Murtaugh of Galloway, Cathie A. and Robert Parrish of Columbus, Karen S. and Dale Byrd of Charlottesville, Va., and Elizabeth J. and Kelly Baldwin of Summersville, S.C.; 14 nieces and nephews; and eight grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Funeral services were to be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware.