James C. "Chris" Dell, 37, of Wilsonville, Ore., died Saturday (Jan. 23, 1999) at his home in Oregon.
Arrangements were with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Edna Mae DeLong, 47, of Sunbury, died at home Saturday evening (August 3, 2002).
She was born in Delaware County on August 27, 1954, to the late Robert Wheeland and Phyllis Rowlands Wheeland, who survives in Sunbury. A graduate of Buckeye Valley High School's Class of 1971, she moved to Sunbury 16 years ago from Marengo. She worked as an environmental safety technician for American Showa, and enjoyed collecting chickens. She was a member of Gilead Apostolic Church, and loved God and her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Danny DeLong; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Elizabeth Dowalter of Mt. Gilead and Eddie Dowalter of Sunbury; four grandchildren, Michael, Hannah, Tari, and Jonny; a sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and James Parks of Prestonburg, Ky.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Kristy Wheeland Jr. of Haskell, Okla.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Anthony Trapani officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.
James A. Denton
James A. Denton, 69, died Thursday (April 9, 1998) at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was a former resident of Sunbury, Delaware, and Columbus.
Mr. Denton attended Sunbury schools and graduated from Delaware Willis High School in 1946. He was a United States Navy veteran.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Clara Denton; daughters Cindy Fulton-Tinawi and Linda Collins; former wife Martha Denton; grandchildren Brian and Andy Denton and Nathan Fulton; sisters Barbara L. Johnson of Sunbury and Charlotte M. Grace of Columbus; many cousins, including the Bruce and Judy Denton family of Galena and the Denny and Sara Morris family of Galena.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Corinthia Denton, and a brother, Robert Denton Jr.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Barbara H. "Bobbi" Detrick
Barbara H. "Bobbi" Detrick, 88, of Prospect, formerly of Harlem Township, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 1998) at Marion Manor Nursing Home in Marion.
She was born on Sept 27, 1909, in Buffalo Gap, S.D. to the late Jack P. and Rose (Chatfield) Agler, the oldest of six children. She spent most of her life in Harlem Township, and graduated with the Harlem School class of 1927.
She was a retired clerk for the state of Ohio. She formerly attended New Hope United Methodist Church, and was a member of Prospect Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Detrick was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Albert, in 1978; by sisters Martha Edwards and Mary Spitzer; and by a brother, Hamer Agler.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, William and Patricia Agler of Prospect; a sister, Eula Gene Radekin of Placerville, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Agler of Galena; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, at the intersection of routes 3 and 61. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fancher Cemetery, Westerville, with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating.
Donald F. Dible
Donald F. Dible, 68, Sunbury, died Friday evening (June 1, 2001) as a result of an ultralite aircraft accident in Iowa.
He was born in Upper Sandusky on July 23, 1932 to the late Frederick C. and Marie (Miller) Dible. He was a retired electrician from Rockwell International and McDonald-Douglas (1994) and chairman of the Zoning Appeals Board for Porter Township. He still participated in farming with his sons.
Dible was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and an U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed flying, tinkering and helping people fix things.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Theresa A. (Brown) Dible whom he married January 24, 1959 in Lima; three sons, Joseph (Janice) of Croton, John (Karen) of Sunbury and Michael (Elizabeth) of Sunbury; three daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Stevens of Delaware, Jeanette (Pat) Temple of Cardington and Rose (Ken) Sherman of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Sue) of London and Allen (Dorothy) of Upper Sandusky; and three sisters, Mary Alice Niese of Miller City, Sharon (Don) Staib of McConnelsville and Barbara (Dodge) DeBolt of Cortez, Colorado.
Visitation and prayer service was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with celebrant Father James A. Walter officiating. Interment followed in the Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Eula Dills, 93 of Sunbury, died early Friday (Nov. 13, 1998) at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1905 in Johnson Co., Ky. to the late George and Amanda (Preston) Scarbury. The homemaker moved to Sunbury 36 years ago from Paintsville, Ky. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and cooking, and was a member of the Maize Road Baptist Church in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dills on Jan. 14, 1962, two brothers and one sister.
Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, George and Betty Dills of Galena, Johnny and Edna Dills of Columbus, Roger and Carolyn Dills of Sunbury; two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty and Louie Salyer of Sunbury, with who she resided, and Brenda Reed of Columbus; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with Pastor John Kerby officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, Oh., 43302.
Letty May Dixon, 74, Sunbury, died Sunday (March 11, 2001) at Morningview Care Center, Condit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Dixon, and a daughter, Shelly Carbajal.
Surviving are her children, Helen Axline of Newark, Virginia and Steve Littleton of Sunbury, Noni and Norman Black of Westerville, Nancy and Butch Vollmer of Michigan, Patty and Bob King of Delaware, Judy Carrel of Michigan, Trudy and Doug Blair of Delaware and Jean Dixon of Sunbury; 34 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Harry Rader officiating. Interment was in Eastlawn Cemetery.
Raymond K. Doane, 79, Sunbury, died Thursday (March 14, 2002) at Mount Carmel East.
He was born in Sunbury on October 21, 1922, to the late Jesse Sr. and Laura (Shannon) Doane. A lifelong area resident, he retired from Nestle Company after 30 years of service. A member of Genoa Baptist Church, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was a loving husband of 55 years and a devoted father and grandfather those surviving: his wife, Tina B. (Webb) Doane; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Phyllis and Darrel Adkins of Galena, Sharon Edwards of Powell, and Joyce and Phil Link of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Doane Jr. of Delaware; and two sisters, Ruth Hutchinson of Newark and Hazel Gray of Bolivar, Indiana.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Sullivan in 2001; a granddaughter, Amanda Adkins in 2000; two brothers, Richard Doane and Harold Doane; and a sister, Cleta McMannis.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with pastors Frank Carl and Wayne Boothe officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Mildred I. Dorn
Mildred I. Dorn, 97, Delaware, died Wednesday (May 1, 2002) at the Cherith Nursing Home in Delaware.
She was a retired bookkeeper for the McVey Furniture Company.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husbands Clyde Bell and Arthur E. Dorn as well as by her former husband, Paul Gordon, and her son, Max Gordon.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Rose Gordon of Delaware; a step-daughter, Phyllis Jones-Braun of Dublin; a step-son, George Dorn of Vero Beach, Florida; a grandson, Dan (Jeannie) Gordon of West Liberty; great-granddaughters Amy and Ashley Gordon; step-grandchildren, Robert Griffin of Iowa, Kay Mills-Macknyk of Chicago, Heide Stover of Columbus, Philip Dorn of Cincinnati and Kristi Dorn-Wachtel and Lore Dorn-Cook of Worthington.
Mildred was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, 15370 Meredith State Road, Condit, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Reverend Bob Riggs officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held.
Arrangements are by the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell.
Robert E. Dotson Sr., 65, of Columbus and formerly of Lima, died at his home on Tuesday (June 20, 2000).
He was born on May 17, 1935, in Oakwood to the late Emery and Izella (Carder) Dotson. Robert moved to Columbus 15 years ago from Lima, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He operated The Wood Shop, retiring in 1997, and had also been employed at the Ford Motor Company, Lima.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Nona (Heil) Dotson; sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Gayle Dotson Jr. of Sunbury, Randy and Beth Dotson of Elizabeth, Colo., and Rick Dotson of Pataskala; 7 grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Jean Dotson of Waynesfield.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Cletus and Jerry, and his sister Margaret Wilson.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was at Trenton Cemetery.
Raymond Downey, age 71, of Beaver, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 14 at Riverside Hospital. He was the former owner of Downey Carpet Cleaning Company of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Velma L.; children Jane Markley of Sunbury, Ellen (Rick) Evans of Columbus, Carol (Carl) Johnson of Grove City and Lisa Downey (Ocie Jennings) of Columbus; six grandchildren and one one great-granddaughter; mother, Stacia Downey of Waverly, Ohio; brothers, James T (Aneta) Downey of Missouri and Robert Downey of Piketon, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Downey and brother Joseph Downey, Jr.
Visitation was at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held with the Rev. Michael Parsley officiating. Graveside services and inturnment were at Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Ohio.
Betty Jane Drake
Betty Jane Drake, 78, Marengo, died unexpectedly Tuesday (Feb. 29, 2000).
She was born March 16, 1921, in Delaware County to the late Elzie L. and Leona (VanMeter) Davidson.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, William L. and Linda Drake, Mount Gilead, Elzie Drake, Marengo, and Robin Drake, Chesterville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Owens, Chesterville, Marcie and Trinkle Deel, Mount Gilead, and Marilyn and Mack Grass, Lovington, N.M.; one sister, Ilene Barcus, Delaware; one half-sister, Nora Foor, Delaware; one half-brother, Pete Price, Delaware; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Drake Sr. on Feb. 9, 1991; a son, David Drake Jr. on March 15, 1999; one brother; and a half-sister.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.
David F. Drake Jr., 57 formerly of Marengo, died Monday evening (March 15, 1999) at the Heartland of Centerburg following an extended illness.
He was born in Columbus on April 2, 1941 to the late David F. Drake Sr. and Betty J. (Davidson) Drake of Marengo. He worked as a truck driver and was a lifelong area resident.
Survived by daughter Laurie Drake of Mt. Gilead; sons Paul, Jerry, Dough, Andy and Brian Drake all of Mt. Gilead; brothers William Drake of Mt. Gilead and Elzie and Rob Drake of Marengo; sisters Betty Owens of Chesterville, Marcie Deel of Mt. Gilead and Marilyn Grass of New Mexico.
Memorial services will be held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, State Route 229 in Marengo. Rev. Okie Evans officiating. Interment was in Marengo cemetery.
Sidney P. Dugas
Sidney P. Dugas, 78, Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon, (Sept. 18, 1999) at Kobacker House, Columbus.
He was born in Erath, La., on Nov. 6, 1920, to the late Oliver and Eve (Bodlin) Dugas.
A Sunbury resident for the past three years, he lived in Erath until he moved to Columbus in 1989. He was a retired, self-employed carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran.
He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, American Legion Post 499, Galena Park, Texas, Derouen-Moss Post 279, Erath, and the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Bessie Marie (Lewis) Dugas, in 1995; a son, Steve Dugas, on June 2, 1999; and a brother, Jack Dugas.
He is survived by a son and daugher-in-law, Leo and Jan Dugas, Sunbury; one granddaughter; two nephews; and one niece.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. James Walter officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House.
Ethel H. Duncan
Ethel H. Duncan, 83, Sparta, died unexpectedly Thursday (January 27, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 29, 1916 to the late Clyde and Anna Pearl (Hovey) Hendrickson.
Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker and a resident of Sparta since 1954. She was a member of Mount Liberty Advocate Christian Church.
She loved her family and grandchildren, and was well known for her pies (especially cherry). She was also a sports enthusiast.
She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Linda, Mount Vernon, and Keith and Judy and Ernie and Diana, all Sparta; a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Howard Pontius, Sparta; three brothers Ralph Hendrickson, Crawfordsville, Ind., Russell Hendrickson, Centerburg, and Allen Hendrickson, Bandera, Texas; two sisters, Virgina Steele, Lolow, Minn., and Betty Matson, West Virginia; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren
In 1992, she was proceeded in death by her husband of 54 years, Otho Duncan. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Carl Hankins officiating. Interment followed in Bloomield Cemtery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 11040 Delaware Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
John E. Dye, 85, of Marengo, died Sunday morning (Sept. 17, 2000) at Marion General Hospital.
Born July 5, 1915, to the late Archie E. and Edna (Hinderlong) Dye, he was a farmer and an avid sheep raiser. He attended Alum Creek Friends Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Leona Curnutte.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma Cring, whom he married in Centerburg on Aug. 17, 1939; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Garth Fishero of Westerville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, J. David and Judy Dye and Jim and Susie Dye, all of Cardington, and Paul Andrew Dye of Marengo; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Bob Hinderlong of Delaware.
Visitation was held at Gompf Funeral Home, Cardington. Funeral services were held at Alum Creek Friends Church with the Rev. Anthony Watson officiating. Burial was in Alum Creek Friends Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, Morrow County Camp, P.O. Box 204, Mt. Gilead 43338.