Edwina C. Braun
Edwina C. Braun, 66, of Galena, died June 30, 1998 at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
She was a member of Genoa Baptist Church.
Mrs. Braun is survived by her husband Paul; son and daughter-in-law Steven and Lisa Wilburn of Whitehall; daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Tony Betscakos of Columbus; step-sons and daughter-in-law Stephen and Sarah Braun of Powell and Daniel Braun of Galena; grandchildren Sarah and Jessica Wilburn; step-grandson Cody Braun; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Charles Ratzlaff of Chillicothe; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at Genoa Baptist, the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Private interment was at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Genoa Baptist Church building fund, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, OH 43082.
Arrangements were in care of Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.
Thomas L. Brenner
Thomas L. Brenner, 78, Sunbury, died early Friday morning (February 16, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Brenner was born on March 11, 1922 in Franklin County to the late David W. and Estella (Johnston) Brenner. He was a member of the 1941 graduation class of Sunbury High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
A lifelong farmer, he worked 51 years as a machinist for Columbus Showcase Company from where he retired in 1993.
Brenner loved farming, was a member and former trustee of Condit Presbyterian Church, former member of Trenton Township Zoning Board of Appeals and a former advisor for the Condit Livestock 4-H Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary "Lib" Jennings, whom he married September 8, 1946; two sons, Jerry T. (Cheryle) Brenner of Marysville, Washington and Dan (Cheryl) Brenner of Centerburg; a daughter, Malinda S. (Don) Hood of Westerville; eight grandchildren and spouses, Piper (Scott) Wenfeldt, J.T. (Kendra) Brenner, Evan, Abby, Nathan and Miles Hood, and Megan and Drew Brenner; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Aysia Brenner; brothers, Herb (Zieta) Brenner of Sunbury, Charles "Chuck" Brenner and Bill (Shirley) Brenner of Worthington; a sister, Dorothy (Dan) Shockey of McArthur; a sister-in-law, Lola Searles of Westerville; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Ray (Helen) Jennings of Gallipolis.
A memorial service was held at Condit Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Family greeted friends prior to the service. A family dinner with friends followed the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the church.
Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Charles "Chuck" Brower Sr., 63, Marengo, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) at the OSU Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1936, in Utica, N.Y., to the late William and Elizabeth (O'Donald) Brower Sr. Originally from Lee Center, N.Y., he moved to Pataskala in 1985 and to the Marengo area four years ago. He retired in 992. He had worked as highway superintendent of Lee, N.Y., for 29 years. In Pataskala, he worked for Lenhart Masonry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and caring for farm animals.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Jr. and Harold Sr.; and three sisters, Barbara Drake, Ella Turner and Catherine Turner.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Henrietta Ennemoser; two sons, Charles Brower Jr., Mount Gilead, and Benjamin Brower, Buckeye Lake; three daughters and a son-in-law, Johanne and William Depan, Rome, N.Y., Christine Aldridge, Mount Gilead, and Catherine Brower, Heath; eight grandchildren, Amanda, John Jr., Dennis, Baron, Benjamin, Charles, LeAnn and Matthew; five sisters, Agnes Brower, Marcy, N.Y., Lillian Brower, Rochester, N.Y., Edith Turner, Lee Center, N.Y., Joan Wolfe, Point Rock, N.Y., and Betty Dingman, Rome, N.Y.
Visitation and funeral was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.
Ann E. Brown
Ann E. Brown, 68, Sunbury, died Friday evening (June 29, 2001) at her residence.
She was born in Delaware on December 9, 1932 to the late Walter O. and Norma D. (Whipple) Lenhart. She retired after 25 years in 1994 as a librarian from the Sunbury Community Library.
Brown was a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church, G.G. Club, Progress Club, Volunteer for Big Walnut Friends who Share and a former member of Columbia Chapter #33 OES. She enjoyed traveling, family, reading and collecting Olde World Santa Clauses.
She is survived be her husband of 46 years, Raymond G. Brown, whom she married November 21, 1954; sons and daughters-in-law Jeff and Elizabeth of Westerville, Tom and Jenny of Worthington and Mark and Judy of Sunbury; six grandchildren, Kelli, Brian, Aaron, Nick, Julia and Rachael; one brother, Tom Lenhart of Lynhurst, Illinois; one sister, Sue Beardsley of Sunbury; two stepbrothers, Bob Cantrell of California and Jim Cantrell of Sunbury; and by a stepsister, Lois Ann Whisman of Dublin
Brown was preceded in death by her stepmother, Margaret Cantrell Lenhart, and by a granddaughter, Edith.
Memorial services will be held at the Sunbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Private interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 6161 Busch Boulevard, Columbus 43229; Hospice of Delaware County, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware 43015; Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury, 43074; or to the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, Sunbury 43074.
James E. "Red" Brown, 43, of Columbus, died on Monday (June 4, 2001). He was employed by Excavating Unlimited.
Surviving are his mother, Annabelle Gibbons of Columbus; father, Buck Brown of Logan; stepmother, Patricia Brown of Gahanna; two sisters, Jill Schiller of Alexandria and Jacki Parks of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Jay Parks of Sunbury, Patrick Brown of Delaware, and Cory Brown of Logan; and his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Parks.
Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Tim Crisafulli officiating. Interment was in Fairview Memorial Park.
Raymond G. "Ray" Brown, 71, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Berger Hospital, Circleville.
He was born in Columbus on November 15, 1930, to the late Cletus Glenn and Doris (Hawkins) Brown, and was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and Sunbury Golf League, a former member of Big Walnut Conservation Club, and past president and a former member of the Sunbury Lions Club.
Brown coached Big Walnut Little League baseball and enjoyed golf, hunting and Otterbein College basketball.
He retired as warehouseman for Big Bear Foods with 38 years of service in 1992, and was a member of AFLCIO.
Along with his parents, Brown was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ann E. (Lenhart) Brown, who died on June 29, 2001; and a granddaughter, Edith.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Elizabeth Brown of Westerville, Tom and Jenny Brown of Worthington, and Mark and Judy Brown of Sunbury; six grandchildren, Kelli, Brian, Aaron, Nick, Julia, and Rachel; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary Ann Brown of Johnstown; and a sister, Glenna Pealer of Mount Vernon.
A memorial service was held at Sunbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Private interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039 or Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Thelma S. Bryan, 87, Westerville, died on Friday (December 28, 2001).
She was retired from Owens-Illinois, and a member of New Albany First Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald F. Bryan; a son, W. Ed Bryan; and a brother, Ernest Robert Strasbough.
Surviving are her daughter, Marti Hamton of Florida; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Connie Bryan of Sunbury and Jim G. and Janet Bryan of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Patty Bryan of Westerville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews.
Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Services were held at New Albany First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Larry McNutt officiating. Interment was in Fairview Memorial Park.
Ronald J. Bryant
Ronald J. Bryant, 61, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) at his residence.
He was born in Berkshire on April 5, 1938, to the late Willie J. and Mary Elizabeth (Webb) Bryant.
He had resided in the Sunbury area his whole life. He was a 1957 graduate of Big Walnut High School. He was a retired machinist for Valves and Presses in Delaware. He was a member of the Central Ohio Radio Kontrol Society, Capital City Controlliners and a former Little League Baseball coach for 12 years.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Sharon (Hensley) Bryant, whom he married April 18, 1963, in Mount Olivet, Ky.; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith A. and Kelly Bryant, Lancaster; one brother Donald Bryant, Sunbury; two grandchildren; two nephews; and one great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Kevin S. on June 14, 1983, and Kenneth J. on Sept. 18, 1972; and a sister-in-law, Kay Bryant.
Funeral was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with the Rev. Frank Carl officiating. Burial followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Drive, Delaware 43015.
Freda M. Buell
Freda M. Buell, 91, of Sunbury died early Monday morning (July 3, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
She was born August 1, 1908, in Trenton Township of Delaware County to the late Edgar M. and Samantha (Hoover) Linnabary. A 1927 graduate of Sunbury H.S., she was a lifelong Sunbury/Westerville area resident. Mrs. Buell was a homemaker and a 69-yyear member of the Sunbury First Baptist Church. She also was a 69-year member of the Progress Club and the Big Walnut Historical Society.
She is survived by sons Richard (Tressa) Buell of Sunbury and James (Judy) Buell of Johnstown; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; nieces and nephews; a special great-niece, Marsha Garee; and sister-in-law, Mildred Buell.
She was preceded in death by her husband Glenard M. Buell Sept. 19, 1982, to whom she married August 25, 1927, as well as several other family members.
OES and funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. The Rev. Larry Griffin officiated. Internment followed in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 394, Sunbury, OH., 43074.
Erwin W. Bunker, 79, of Sunbury, died Saturday (June 10, 2000) afternoon at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born in Peru Township, Morrow County, on Jan. 14, 1921, to the late Lee Ona and Cora Ruth (Luck) Bunker, he was a former salesman for Barney and White Auto Parts, Columbus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, Columbia Chapter No. 33 OES, American Legion No. 457 Sunbury, and a life member of the DAV.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheri Bunker Harris on June 6, 1972.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Rebecca (Clapsaddle) Bunker, whom he married on June 27, 1942, in Akron; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline A. and James Carpenter of Sunbury; a foster daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and David Baum of Westerville; a brother, Lloyd Bunker of Marengo; a sister, Alice Evelyn Incze of North Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren, Paul, Aaron, and Heather; a foster grandson, Matthew Baum; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-great-granchildren.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Stantontown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 5520 Harlem Road, Galena 43021.
Therese "T." Burbank, 50, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (April 11, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Lansing, Michigan on October 1, 1950 to Russell E. and Lois (Langley) Miller, who survive in Lansing.
A consultant for William M. Mercer, Columbus, Burbank was a member of First Baptist Church, Sunbury; a member and past president of the American Business Women's Association; member and past president of Certified Employees Benefits Specialist Columbus Chapter; board member of Heritage House, Columbus; and a member of the American Diabetes Association.
Therese loved to collect antiques, and loved her church and her friends and was a truly remarkable woman.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Burbank, whom she married in Columbus on December 16, 1983; a daughter, Stephanie Bowen of Sunbury; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, John of Key West, Florida, Danny and Sara of Port Huron, Michigan, Kevin and Sue of Lansing, and Russell P. and Jolie of Brighton, Michigan; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sarah Miller of Lansing, Clare and Jon Jorgensen of DeWitt, Michigan, Margaret and Robert Fenby of Eagle, Michigan, and Amy Miller of Plymouth, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, and at First Baptist Church, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Larry Griffith officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 394, Sunbury 43074; the American Diabetes Association, 937 High St., Worthington 43085; or the American Business Women's Association.
Minnie M. Burdette, 91, of Gahanna and formerly of Galena, died Sunday morning (Nov. 12, 2000) at Broadview Nursing Center.
She was born to the late Charles L. and Laura (Williams) Harlor on Jan. 3, 1909, in Scioto Township, Pickaway County.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis O. Burdette, on April 1, 1983; threes sons, Roy, Harold, and Charles; a daughter, Barbara Adams; two brothers, Sheldon and Homer; and a sister, Martha Hysell.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Mildred Burdette of Gahanna, Wade Burdette of Lockbourne, William and Janet Burdette of Thornville, and Donald and Garnet Burdette of Arizona; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Corey Bane officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Dorothy D. "Dilly" Burrer, 94, Sunbury, died Thursday morning (December 6, 2001).
She was born on January 6, 1907, in Hartwick Seminary, New York, to the late Andrew Luther and Stella Pearl Whitbeck Dillenbeck. She received a bachelor's degree from Elmyra College, Elmyra, N.Y., and a master's degree in librarian science from Columbia University, New York, Dorothy moved to the Sunbury area from Columbus 55 years ago.
She worked as a library assistant for 11 years at Capital University and helped start the Community Library in Sunbury, serving for 23 years as its first librarian. She and her husband enjoyed researching the history of Sunbury, genealogy and traveling through Europe. She attended First Baptist Church, Sunbury, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are her son, John D. Burrer of Sunbury; three grandchildren, Roger A., Sherry A., and Carol M. Burrer; and great-grandchildren Jay and John Burrer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carleton S. Burrer, who passed away in 1989; and a brother, Marsden V. Dillenbeck, who died in 1991.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services followed with the Reverend Larry Griffin officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury 43074.
Pamela L. Burson
Pamela L. Burson, 47, Sunbury, passed away at home Saturday (January 19, 2002) after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was a 1972 graduate of Meigs High School and a 1974 graduate of Hocking College. She was employed with American Electric Power Service Corporation since 1979.
Pamela is survived by her life companion of 17 years, Dianne Thompson; her mother, Jeanne Burson Kelly of Florida; her grandmother, Dorothy Bishop of Florida; three brothers, Steve Burson of Florida, Mark (Jeanie) Burson of Shade and Keith Burson of Gallipolis; two nephews, Tom Burson of Shade and Brian Burson of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; her niece, Bobbie Jeanne Burson of Shade; six aunts, Joan and Mary Burson of Athens, Harriett Meeks of Shade, Midge Shumway of Granville, Nancy (Loren) Israel of Wellston and Clydene Gabriel of Illinois; two uncles, Jack Carsey of Pomeroy and Dick Stanley of Akron; and by many wonderful relatives and very special friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert H. Burson of Shade.
Friends called at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Luncheon for all at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, where services will follow at noon with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Committal service was at in the Athens Memory Gardens.
The family asks for memorial contributions to be made to Secret Angels, in care of Huntington National Bank, 17 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Luther M. Burton
Luther M. Burton, 83, Galena, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Manor Care Nursing Home, Westerville.
He was born in Louisa, Ky., on March 11, 1915, to the late John and Dorothy (Damron) Burton. He owned and operated Burton Machine Co. in Gahanna for 40 years. He was a member of Ralph R. Rickly Lodge No. 670 F&AM and the Kentucky Colonels.
He is survived by a son, John Burton, Columbus; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Emma Lee and Russ Hicks, Canal Winchester, and Bonnie Peters, Louisa, Ky.
He was preceded in death by by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy M. Burton on May 3, 1995; one daughter Linda Burton Bashon in 1970; two brothers, Glenn and Homer; and two sisters, Dimple D. and Donna Jean.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services followed with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Burial was in the Galena Cemetery.
William "Bill" R. Bush, 65, Marengo, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
He was born in Sunbury on Nov. 15, 1933, to the late Arthur A. and Mary A. (Blaine) Bush. He was a lifelong area resident and retired from the Fruehauf Corp. after 20 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He attended Cornerstone Community Church.
He is survived by his former wife, Jean (Daniels) Bush; four sons and daughters-in-law, William, Jr., and Trudy Bush, Sunbury, Richard A. and Lorene Bush, Sparta, Kevin and Haddie Bush, Sunbury and Arthur A. and Martha Bush, Bladensburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Ron Nininger, Centerburg; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Roy Cooper, St. Louisville, and Bernice ad Aaron Kearns, Howard; and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held at Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta with the Rev. James Cichon officiating.
Elmer J. Buxton
Elmer J. Buxton, 78, Galena, died Sunday (February 11, 2001) at his home. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Spring Road Church of Christ.
Buxton was preceded in death by a daughter Linda Pruett and by brothers and sisters Leroy Buxton, Catherine Kemp, Dorothy Thomas, Billy Buxton and Fred Buxton.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hazel; children, Jacquelyn Michael, Lorraine (John) Paver, Vaughn (Jim) Hall, William (Beth) Buxton, Constance Mondt and Rosemary (Tom) Svec; 28 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Buxton; and by a sister, Phyllis (Jim) Ream.
Visitation was at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Services were held tat the Spring Road Church of Christ, 74 South Spring Road, Westerville with ministers David Myers and Everett Confer officiating. Interment was in Northlawn Memory Gardens.