Edith J. Cavanaugh
Edith J. Cavanaugh, 88, of Delaware, died Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She was born in Mason City, Ill., on Feb. 20, 1915 to the late Edward and Nellie (Redman) Moser. She previously resided in Peoria, Ill., where she worked for the Sealtest Dairy Co., hand dipping cottage cheese and inspecting milk bottles. She was a member of the Averyville Baptist Church. She moved to Delaware 14 years ago and became an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 376, and had been honored with the mother of the year award. She was also a member of the Georgetowne Rhythmettes Kazoo and Kitchen Band. She will be remembered for her dancing, pumpkin pie, coffee drinking and collecting clowns. She was a very loving and religious person who enjoyed reading her Bible.
She is survived by her daughter, Vella Runyan of Delaware; grandchildren, Deborah (Allen) Nagle, Kathleen VanBuskirk, and John (Amy) Runyan, Linda, Lisa, Lila, and Todd; and 12 great-grandchildren, including Jenna VanBuskirk, and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Floyd Cavanaugh; sons, Floyd Jr., Richard and Robert Cavanaugh; a daughter, Marlene Cavanaugh; a granddaughter, Olivia VanBuskirk; and former son-in-law, Gerald Runyan.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David Sedziol officiating. Interment will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43213-2804.
David E. Baxter
David E. Baxter, 68, of Radnor, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning (March 30, 2004) following a brief illness.
He was born March 15, 1936 in Radnor to Everett and Leona (Jacobs) Baxter. He was a lifelong Radnor resident and farmer, having worked for and retired from B.F. Goodrich, Stratoflex, and Parker Hanniffan. He was a member of the Cornerstone Alliance Church of Marion, where he served as elder and volunteered with AWANS and other youth programs. He was a longtime member and Deacon of the Radnor Baptist Church and served as its treasurer for 25 years. He enjoyed listening to music and was a self-taught violinist. He was a charter member of the Marion Steam and Gas Engine Club. He was an avid collector and restorer of antique farm machinery and was considered by many to be the ultimate authority in that area. For many years, he was the host for Harvest Days.
He is survived by his wife, Sara; daughters, Kathy (Robert) Link of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susan (Chris) Coffman of Delaware; son, Michael of Radnor; four granddaughters, Bethany and Rachel Link, Christina Christian and Andrea Coffman; two brothers, Bryan and Jimmie of Radnor; two sisters, Jean Lowe of Florida and Marianne Robinson of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three children, Paul and David and an infant.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home and Crematory, where services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026 or Ohio Parkinson’s Society, 1380 Dublin Road, P.O. Box 18313, Columbus, OH 43218.
James D. ‘Jim’ Brush
James D. “Jim” Brush, 83, of Sunbury, died Wednesday morning (March 31, 2004) at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born in Johnstown on Sept. 19, 1920 to the late John L. and Margaret Ann (Perdue) Brush. He was married to Jean I. (Hawkins) Brush on May 3, 1941 in Washington Court House. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a retired PBX installer for Ohio Bell with more than 35 years of service. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers and a charter member of VFW Post No. 8736. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Charles Robert (Diana) Brush of Centerburg; grandchildren, Dawn M. (Mike) Turske and Robert E. Brush, all of Centerburg; one great-grandson, Austin Turske; two brothers, John L. (Marietta) Brush of Marion and Robert V. (Mary) Brush of Grand Rapids, Mich.
He was preceeded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, at the intersection of Ohio 3 at Ohio 61 in Sunbury, with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. No calling hours will be observed. Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.
Clarence E. R. Jones
Clarence E.R. Jones, 82, of Delaware, died Tuesday evening (March 30, 2004) at Wintersong Village Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born July 29, 1921 in Delaware Township to Elmore and Bessie Fraker Jones. He had been a lifelong Delaware resident, was a charter member and assistant fire chief of the Tri-Township Fire Department. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the amphibious tractor battalion in Germany. He was a well-known demolition contractor and in earlier years operated neighborhood grocery stores in Stratford and Delaware, and at one time was a partner in the Beaver Packing Co. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 76 and Delaware Moose Lodge No. 1176.
He is survived by two sons, C. Arthur Jones (LeEtta) of Delaware and William H. Jones of Gulfport, Miss.; two daughters, Martha Ann (Lou) Parrott of Social Circle, Ga., and Susan B. Barrows of Delaware; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Corrella Jane Rutherford; brothers, Delmore and Forrest; a half-brother, Lewis R. Jones; a daughter, Betty Jones; and a grandson, Brady Arthur Jones.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home and Crematory, where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Delaware County Veterans Association providing the honor guard.
Matthew James Call, of Delaware, infant son of Tony C. and Julie L. (Rader) Call, died Monday evening (April 8, 2002) at Children’s Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Jan. 25, 2002, in Westerville.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Tia Call; grandparents, Kathy Druggan and Pat and Mel Disbennett, all of Delaware; aunts and uncles, Toni and Isaiah Maxton of Delaware, Dawna and Richard Malisiak of Ostrander, Jim and Lynn Call of Marion, and Brandon Disbennett of Delaware; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Brad Rader and James Call; a great-grandmother, Phyllis Writesel; and an uncle, Tim Call.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Paula J. Garee, 54, of Sunbury, died Monday afternoon (April 8, 2002) at Northview Nursing Center, Johnstown, after an extended illness.
She was born July 10, 1947, in Columbus. A 1965 graduate of North Ridge High School, she worked 28 years as a licensed practical nurse at Doctor’s Hospital. She was a member of New Bethel Christian Union Church, Croton, and liked to read and travel.
She is survived by her mother, Betty (Sherman) Garee of Sunbury; a brother and sister-in-law, John M. and Gloria Garee of Croton; three nephews, Brent, Brad and Brett; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Her father, Paul Joseph Garee, died in 1993.
Visiting hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at New Bethel Christian Union Church, 14144 Bethel Road SW, where funeral services will follow, with Pastor John Dotson officiating.
Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Licking County Hospice, 1435 W. Main St., Suite B, Newark, OH 43055.
Danny Logan Collier, 55, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Monday (July 29, 2002) at home.
He was born May 30, 1947, in Lucasville to Dorothy (Daniels) Collier and the late Preston Collier, of McArthur. He was a bulldozer operating engineer for Igle & Co. of Columbus. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, especially raccoon hunting.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Doug and Robin Collier of Sunbury, Donny Collier of Delaware and Darrin Collier of Westerville; six grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Larry Buell of Galena, Eva and Jim Swyers of London, Ohio, and Bonnie and Eddie Channel of Marysville; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Huey and Mae Collier of Delaware and Dave and Jeanine Collier of Watkins.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Mary Ann Phillips.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Jacob Cemetery near Lucasville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family through his son, Doug Collier.
Edward L. Hensley, 88, of Delaware, died Monday (July 29, 2002) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Delaware to Charles and Bertha (Nixon) Hensley. He was a lifetime Delaware resident who loved to fish, do crafts and garden with his neighbors.
Mr. Hensley is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Gale of Delaware and Clara Phippin of La Grande, Ore.; his nieces and nephews, Patricia Ingle of Delaware, and James, Richard, Barbara, Larry, Carolyn, Shirley, Gwen, Gary, Jim, Jack, Carol and Bill; and many neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Celia Rose Hensley; a sister, Hazel Halsey; and three brothers, Lawrence, Roland, and Floyd.
Visiting hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Reeves officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 13, Columbus OH 43218-2039; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454.
Elizabeth Prine Ross, 74, of Harrod, died Tuesday (July 30, 2002) at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Hardin County to Hazel (Ford) and Louis Poe Patrick. Mrs. Ross graduated from Alger High School and attended Ohio Northern University. She worked for the West Ohio Gas Co., was a clerk at Adams Market in Alger for 25 years, and later was a secretary for the Highway Oil Co. She was a member of West Newton United Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of Christian Service, the Alger Royal Neighbors, and the West Newton Garden Club, of which she was president for 25 years.
She married Richard Prine on April 23, 1949; he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1975. She married Rodney Ross on April 3, 1981; he preceded her in death on March 7, 1992.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sherry Prine of Ostrander, and Thomas and Jackie Prine of Harrod; grandchildren and their spouses, Staci Prine of Sidney, Scott Prine of Delaware, Ric and Christina Prine of Kenton, and Jayna and Jason Fry of Harrod; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Lindsay Fry of Harrod; eight step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Prine.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, 311 E. Lima Ave., Alger, where services will be Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Calvin Waugh officiating. Burial will be in Roundhead Cemetery, Roundhead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Association, 200 W. Pearl St., Findlay OH 45840.
Virginia Clara Rose Christian, 85, formerly of Delaware and Sunbury, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002), at Manor Care Nursing Home in Westerville.
She was born Sept. 12, 1917, in Davey, McDowell County, W.Va., to Harrison and Bessie Rose.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Norman “Buddy” Rose and his wife Betty of Georgia, Judith Johnson of Westerville, James and Jean Christian of Sunbury, Paul and Sue Christian of Columbus, Lonnie and Cathy Christian of Bowling Green, Ky., Charles and Nancy Christian of Grove City, and Cynthia Fitch and her friend George “Joey” Thompson Jr. of Delaware; stepson Andrew P. Christian Jr. and his wife Martha of Celina; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; one step great-grandson; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Catherine Rose of Baileysville, W.Va.; maternal aunts Vera Lester and Edna Evans of Oceana, W.Va.; sisters-in-law Ruth Peterson of Wilmington, N.C., and Lula Christian of Worthington; numerous nieces and nephews; neighbors and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Perron Christian Sr., brothers Cecil and Claude Rose; sister Daisy Williams and son-in-law Paul D. Johnson Sr.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Brian Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.