Gerald Beardsley, 44, of Norwich, died at 8:24 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
He was born Aug. 17, 1958, in Zanesville, a son of the late Herbert G. Beardsley, who died in February, 2000, and Dorothy Mitchell Beardsley of Norwich.
Mr. Beardsley was a heavy machine operator for Ohio Operating Engineers 18. He was a member of the Zanesville Eagles Lodge 302 and Zanesville Elks Lodge 114.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Adam Beardsley of Chandlersville; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Nick Boyer of Zanesville; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Bob Wilkins of Norwich, Terry and Mike Drushal of Chandlersville, Joy and Harold Ross of Zanesville, and Pam and Tim Roberts of McConnelsville; and three grandchildren, Dakota, Madison, and Drew Boyer.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday at Thompson-Farus Funeral Home in Duncan Falls.
Burial was in Duncan Falls Cemetery.
Ella McKown, 82, of Marietta, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003, at The Arbors at Marietta.
She was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Spencer, WV, a daughter of the late Cecil and Alice Starcher McKown.
Ms. McKown was a homemaker.
She is survived by one brother, Orval McKown of Marietta; one sister, Bessie Starcher of Stockport; and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Okey McKown, Oval McKown, Amos McKown, and Herbert McKown; and five sisters, Ruby Brannan, Ida Walker, Evelyn McKown, Lilly Young, and Pearl Norman.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Marion K. Russell
Marion Kenneth Russell, 83, of Fletcher, NC, died Tuesday night, July 29, 2003, at Park Ridge Living Center in Fletcher after three years of declining health.
A native of Wesley Township, Washington County, he lived near Bartlett and Belleview, Fla., before coming to Henderson County, N.C., in October 2000.
He was the seventh child of the late Francis Marion and Blanch Shinn Russell Jr., grandson of Francis Marion Russell Sr. and Adeline Bachelor, and great-grandson of Thomas A. Russell and Lucinda Clark. He was a descendant of pioneers and an original settler of Washington County, great-great-grandson of Uriah Nash, Revolutionary War veteran and original settler on the Donation Lands in Salem Township.
He was a graduate of Palmer School and Waterford High School in 1939. His first job was with Detroit and Pittsburgh Motor Freight in Canton. He drove long-distance trucks for years and then did mechanical and body and fender repair for car dealerships and for himself in Ohio and Ocala, FL. He worked for Bill Janes Chevrolet in McConnelsville, the Volkswagen dealerships in Athens, and before retirement Pottmeyer Dodge in Marietta. After retirement he drilled oil wells on his and neighbors’ property and spent much time gardening and propagating fruit trees. He was a lifelong Seventh-Day-Adventist and was a member of the Athens congregation.
He is survived by five daughters, Joyce Bush and her husband, Dr. Ronald Bush, Connie Swinney and her husband, Ray, Dixie Byrd and her husband, Joseph, Cheryl Skaggs and her husband, Edgar, all of Hendersonville, NC, and Barbara Nolen of Thompsonville, IL; two sons, Gene Russell and his wife, Marlene, of Bartlett and Duane Russell and his wife, Deborah, of Belleview, FL; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma Leget of Tinley Park, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Price Russell, who died in 2000; two brothers, Kellison of Zanesville, and Kyle of Wesley Township; and two sisters, Elma Hoffer of Porterville, CA, and Elva Capes of Berrien Springs, MI.
Memorial service was Saturday, Aug. 2, at Mills River Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mills River, NC, with Pastor Tom Hughes officiating.
Claude ‘Ted’ Mowrer Jr.
Claude J. “Ted” Mowrer Jr., 46, of Mowrer Lane, Stockport, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at his home.
He was born Feb. 19, 1957, in Lancaster, PA, a son of Claude Sr. and Julia Bowers Mowrer of Lancaster, PA.
Mr. Mowrer was retired from the U.S. Army, where he served from 1976-2001 as a paratrooper with multiple commendations. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church and was employed at the Public Department of the Treasury at Parkersburg, WV. He graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA and received an Associate Degree at Hawaii Pacific College.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Cathy Sue Stiers Mowrer, whom he married March 31, 1979; one son, Claude “Joe” Mowrer III of Stockport; one brother, David Mowrer of Columbia, PA; and one sister, Julia Houser of Lancaster, PA; four nieces; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Samual Mowrer.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today (Wednesday), at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakland United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Evory officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lancaster, PA with military services at the graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland United Methodist Church.
Roger C. Johnson
Roger Calvin Johnson, 68, of DuQuoin, IL, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1935, in Marietta, a son of the late Delbert P. and Elma A. Hinton Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at Southern Illinois Petroleum in DuQuoin. He also worked at various coal mines in the region. He was a member of First Baptist Church in DuQuoin and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was known for his many quilts that he made and donated to charities for benefit raffles.
He is survived by his widow, Allabrantha “Ollie” King, whom he married on Dec. 22, 1957, in Newcomerstown; one son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Kim Johnson of DuQuoin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Brian Parks of Sparta, IL, and Barbara and Phillip McConnell of Ashley, IL; one sister, Beulah McCain of Waterford; and 13 grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Luella, and an infant.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at First Baptist Church in DuQuoin with Father Bob Dickerson officiating.
Burial was in Jordan Grove Cemetery, near Baldwin, IL. Pyatt-Harrawood & Epplin Funeral home in DuQuoin was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Grace Wagner, 90, of Coal Run, died at 9: 58 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Selby General Hospital in Marietta.
She was born July 17, 1913, in Newport, a daughter of the late Wesley and Blanche Carpenter McKitrick.
Mrs. Wagner graduated from Beverly High School. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mount Olive Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Chink Ward and Joyce and Walt Shriver, all of Coal Run; two sons and daughters-in-law, Victor Eugene and Liz Wagner of Coal Run and Roger Allen and Doris Wagner of Beverly; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Arthur McKitrick of Coal Run; two sisters, Alice Cozzens of Lowell and Elsie Augenstein of Stuart, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
On June 10, 1933, she married Victor D. Wagner. He died Oct. 14, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Elbert, Herbert, and Clifford McKitrick.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly with Rev. Sam Edgell officiating.
Burial will be in Beverly Cemetery.
Eunice Marguerite Ford
Eunice Marguerite Ford, 94, of Sunny Vee Nursing Home in Delaware, OH, formerly of Reinersville, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the nursing home.
She was born Dec. 22, 1908, in Reinersville, a daughter of the late Willis and Emma Moore Ford.
Ms. Ford was a retired school teacher in Youngstown and public schools. She graduated from Kent State University. She attended Reinersville United Methodist Church and was a former member of Valley Chapter 19, Order of Eastern Star, at McConnelsville.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Jeanne Kessler of Radnor, and Kathy George of Delaware.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ford; and one brother, Bryl Ford.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville with Rev. Kristin Belknap officiating.
Burial was in Reinersville Cemetery.