Elizabeth M. Blakely
Elizabeth M. Blakely, 88, U.S. 42, Mount Gilead, died early Monday morning (April 23, 2001) at Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield. She was born in Condit to the late Jesse T. and Essa May (Jacobus) Geddis on November 19, 1912.
Elizabeth was a resident of Morrow County for 59 years. She graduated from Sunbury High School in 1931. She worked at North Electric Mfg. in Galion for 28 years and for Thermo Disc in Mansfield for 12 years.
Her first marriage was to Waldo T. McNamee. She later married Vinal F. Blakely. Both of her husbands preceded her in death.
Elizabeth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Marilyn McNamee of Mount Gilead; a grandson and his wife, Donald and Connie McNamee of Mount Gilead and by two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kara McNamee.
In addition, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Rolland and Betty Geddis of Sunbury; a sister and brother-in-law, John and Martha McNamee of Richwood; and a sister-in-law, Norma Geddis of Mount Gilead.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and John Geddis, and a step-granddaughter, Shellette Smith.
Visitation was at Gompf Funeral Home, Cardington where services were held. Interment in Trenton Cemetery, Condit.
Raymond Bland Sr.
Raymond J. Bland Sr., 78, Marengo, died suddenly Monday (Jan. 10, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital.
He was born May 27, 1921, in Columbus to the late Ernest and Hazel (King) Bland.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retired claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, and formerly employed by Paul Davies Chevrolet Body Shop, Columbus.
He was a member of Goodale Lodge No. 372 F&AM, American Legion Post No. 710, Marengo, Marengo United Methodist Church, Good Sam's Club, Nationwide Retirees Breakfast Club, and he loved to travel and enjoy his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ernestine (Fisher); a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Virginia Bland Jr., Columbus; a daughter, Saundra Lee Noble, Upper Sandusky; four brothers, Richard and Randal Bland of Texas, Royce Bland, Portage, Ronald Bland, New Albany; a sister Marjorie Jones, Columbus; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Hewas preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bland; and a grandson Bart Bland.
Friends called and Masonic services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Marengo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Interment, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 710, was at Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marengo United Methodist Church building Fund.
Anna L. Blizzard
Anna L. Blizzard, 92, Sunbury, died Monday (Dec. 20, 1999) at Morning View Care Center in Condit.
She was born in Columbus on May 27, 1907, to the late George and Maggie May (Palmer) Neville.
She was a homemaker and had lived in the Sunbury area for 28 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret DeVault, Pataskala, and Jean Scott, Sunbury; one son, Charles Blizzard, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Nelville.
Calling hours were at Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes officiating.
Graveside committal services were held at Union Evangelical Cemetery near Baltimore.
John L. Boggs
John L. Boggs, 63, of Delaware, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 1998) at his residence.
Born in Blaine, Ky., on Dec. 19, 1934 to the late Charles and Mary (Gambill) Boggs, he was a retired dock worker and former member of Westerville Freewill Baptist Church. He had lived in Delaware for eight years, and was a resident in the Sunbury area prior to that.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles D. and Jill Boggs of Worthington; his daughter and her husband, Sheila and Henry Rutter of Sunbury, and a daughter and her fiance, Diana Curtis and Bill Flowers of North Canton; a special friend, Dorothy Knotts of Delaware; one brother, Fred Boggs of Croton; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where services were held and were officiated by the Rev. Elmer Huffing. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Drive, Delaware, 43015.
Bessie M. Bolton
Bessie M. Bolton, 60, of Cardington, died at home on Thursday (June 25, 1998) evening following a 14-month illness.
She was born in Point Pleasant on June 23, 1938, to Thomas and Ellie E. (Lemaster) Lyons. She moved to the Cardington-Marengo area from the Delaware-Plain City area 42 years ago. She retired in 1996 as the dietary manager for Arbors of Delaware. She was a member of Harvest Time Free Will Baptist Church of Sunbury, and enjoyed collecting owls of all types, camping, and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, William R. Bolton, whom she married on May 25, 1991; her father; two sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Donna Roush and Anthony B. and Angie Roush, all of Marengo; two daughters, Vickie D. Jackson of Columbus and Marilyn D. Richardson and her husband, James Smith, of Delaware; a son-in-law, Tommy Hutchins of Marengo; 10 grandchildren, Travis and Marcelene Hutchins of Marengo, Terry and Carey Richardson of Marion, Chad and Tera Evans of Cardington, and Amber, Brian, Rebbeca, and Seth Roush, all of Marengo; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Mann, Alexis Richardson, and Brandon and Rachelle Evans; a brother, William Lyons of Warren, Okla.; and a sister, Nancy Keith, also of Warren, Okla.
Preceding her in death were her mother; a daughter, Carolyn J. Hutchins; and a sister, Wilmina Lyons.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Funeral services were held at the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roger D. Dempsey officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338.
William R. Bolton Sr.
William R. Bolton Sr., 78, Marengo, died Friday (January 28, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
He was born in Delaware County on Nov. 10, 1921, to the late Robert and Dorothy (Bailey) Bolton.
Mr. Bolton was a retired truck driver, having worked for Fishburn Services and Cellar Lumber. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He attended Cardington Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Jr. and Beverly and Joe and Kathy, all Fredericktown, and John, Mount Vernon; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary and Ken Ricketts, Mount Vernon, Ind., Joyce and Lewis Swint and Betty and Robert Walls, all Independence , Va., Shirley and David Haller, Evansville, Ind, and Barbara Grubaugh, Fredericktown; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Mamie Bolton, Fredericktown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Regina and Don Pierce, Westerville, and Gladys and Oren Kuhn, Cardington; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and half-sisters Betty Stanford, Lancaster, and Laverna Clark, Sunbury.
He was proceeded in death by his wives Frances Bolton on June 15, 1990, and Bessie Bolton on June 25, 1998; and two half-sisters.
Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Mike Cheek officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.
Lt. Col. Richard Bomhard
Lt. Col. Richard O. Bomhard, retired U.S. Air Force, 79, of Springfield, died early Thursday morning (May 18, 2000) at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born in Springfield on Nov. 4, 1920, to the late Albert and Frances (McCoy) Bomhard. He received a bachelor of science degree from Miami University, a master's degree in school administration from Xavier University, and also attended the Universities of Chicago and New York.
During his military career, he traveled the world and spent 20 years in Upper Arlington before returning to the Springfield area. In addition to his 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force, he taught science at the Hamilton Township Junior High School and taught mathematics and real estate at Columbus State Community College. He was a member of the Scioto Model A Club, the Retired Officers Club, and the Jubilee Christian Center, where he also tutored math.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Ellen Smith.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Lucille (Ervin) Bomhard; two daughters and a son-in-law, the Revs. Kim and Rick Robinson of Sunbury and Diane Lee Norris Cavriani of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Eric and Joannie Bomhard of Raleigh, N.C.: and four grandchildren, Geno Cavriani, Denise Norris, R. Anthony "Tony" Robinson and Candice Taylor Robinson.
Visitation was held prior to funeral services at Jubilee Christian Church, Sunbury, with the Revs. Kim and Rick Robinson officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Sunbury Memorial Park. Arrangements were in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church.
Carrie E. Borden
Carrie E. Borden, 73, Galena, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at her home.
Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Ida L. (Powell) Zimmerman.
Mrs. Borden was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. She retired in 1987 after 15 years of service with Auto Control, Columbus.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Elbert C. Borden, whom she married June 8, 1947; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy, Summit Station, and Lynn S. and Pam, Galena; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Steve Robertson, Westerville; two sisters, Helen Blue, Marysville, and Lola Davis, Columbus; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Robertson.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Robert.
Callings hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Saturday at New Hope UMC, Galena, with the Rev. Stacy A. Evans officiating. Burial followed in Fancher Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope UMC.
Virgil Boring, 87, Prospect, passed away Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at Community Health Care Center.
He was born Feb. 23, 1910, and was retired from Scioto Lime and Stone and Correct Mfg. of Delaware. After retirement he stayed busy as groundskeeper for Shroyer's Mobile Home Park, Delaware.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Yent); two daughters and one son-in-law, Helen and Norman Bradford, Prospect, and Barb Parmer, Delaware; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Boring, Delaware, Don and Thora Boring, Prospect, and Jack Ray and Lorene Boring, Delaware; one sister, Nancy Wilson, Sunbury; and seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at Bennett Brown Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held with burial at Radnor Cemetery.
Grace Boston, 87, a former Chesterville area resident, died Monday morning at Bennington Glen Nursing Center, Marengo.
Boston was born on Dec. 17, 1912 in Isom, Ky., to the late John D. and Martha (Ison) Breeding. She retired in 1975 from Essex Wire in Lexington, Ohio where she worked as an assembler for 25 years. A member of Isom Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed the homemaking activities of sewing, cooking and gardening, but most of all she enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband James O. Boston whom she married Dec. 12, 1944 in Whitesburg, Ky.; a daughter Judy (Keith) Duncan of Marengo; sons Ralph G. (Nancy) Fuller of Sunbury and John E. (Rae Ann) Boston of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers John D. (Josephine) Breeding Jr. of Isom, Ky. and Hubert (Margaret) Breeding of Romulus, Mich.
Boston was preceded in death by a grandchild, Bradley Boston; five brothers, Corbin, Cullen, Carl, Burnett and Van Breeding; and by two sisters, Bertha Mullice and Orpha Adams.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were with the Reverend Carol Weiss and Pastor Bob Allen officiating. Interment followed in Green Mound Cemetery near Kilbourne. Her grandson, Brad Duncan, officiated the cemetery committal services.
Edna G. Bougess
Edna G. Bougess, 85, Centerburg, died Thursday (April 5, 2001) afternoon at her residence. She was born in Elliott County, Kentucky on August 3, 1915 to the late James and Phebe Allie (Davis) Gillum.
Bougess was a resident of the Centerburg area for 28 years following her arrival to Ohio from Ashland, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, an avid reader and loved to quilt, garden, fish and play board games. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Centerburg Young at Heart.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Wanda Bougess of Whitehouse, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Russell Smith, with whom she made her home in Centerburg, and Lindell and Mike Lothamer of Worthington; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ennis Gillum and James Gillum Jr. of Ashland, Kentucky; and two sisters, Eva Salyer of Ashland, Kentucky and Ruby Folk of Panasoffkee, Florida.
Bougess was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Bougess in 1967, and by four brothers and five sisters.
Visitation was Saturday (April 7, 2001) at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Services were Monday (April 9, 2001) at the Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland, Kentucky.
Dolly G. Bowmar
Dolly G. Bowmar, 79, Toledo, died Sunday evening, Nov. 19 at Toledo Hospital. She was born on July 5, 1921 in Kerns, W.Va. to the late Leslie and Pearl (Clayton) Carve. Dolly, an Ashley resident since 1978, moved to Toledo in 1996. She also formerly resided in the Sunbury-Galena area.
She was a former Nurse's Assistant for Elmcrest Nursing Center in Westerville and a member of the Rural Chapel United Methodist Church.
Bowmar is survived by daughters Margaret Packman of Toledo and Diana (Terry) Riley of Johnstown; a son Robert (Mary) Bowmar of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and sisters Luella Danis of Northridge, Cal., Gladys Runion of Virginia and Jean Kesler of Columbia, S.C.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Gail E. Bowmar on Feb. 3, 1995; 14 brothers and sisters; a son-in-law William Packman; and a grandson Timothy Packman.
Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury where funeral services were held with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Interment was in Galena Cemetery.
Grace Bell Boyd, 90, Parma Heights, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at East Park Care Center, Brookpark.
She was born on Dec. 28, 1908, in Meadville, W.Va., to the late Charles and Mary (Gillis) Bell.
She spent 25 years in the Centerburg area, living in Mount Vernon from 1972 until she moved to Parma Heights in 1991. She was a homemaker and assisted with the operation of the family farm. She was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Boyd, in 1972.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James Diedrich, Parma Heights; four grandchildren, Steven, David and Alan Diedrich, and Amy Faustina; seven great-grandchildren, Scott, Mike, John, Matthew, Caitlin, Mallory and Abigail; and a brother, Carl Bell, Sunbury.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside funeral services were at Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons of Life Hospice, 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma 44129.
Martha Boyd, 81, Sunbury, died Wednesday (Nov. 24, 1999) at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on May 18, 1918, in Harrison County to the late Charles and Ella (McCullough) McKee.
A graduate of Orange High School, she was a lifelong Delaware County resident. She was a homemaker and assisted with the operation of the family farm. She was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and Sunbury Senior Citizens, as well as the former Kingston Grange and Pythian Sisters of Kilbourne. Martha was an avid euchre player.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bart Arndt, Marengo; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sue Boyd, Sunbury; two brothers, Ross McKee, Delaware, and Birney McKee, Lewis Center; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Clifton Boyd, on Dec. 1, 1992; and a sister, Mary McCoy.
Calling hours and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 248, Sunbury 43074.