Thadeus D. 'Homer' 'Ike' Floyd
Aug. 22, 1907-Oct. 24, 2003
Funeral services for Thadeus D. "Homer" "Ike" Floyd, 96 of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Myers officiating.
Mr. Floyd died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 22, 1907, in Logan, Ohio, to the late John Collins and Harriett (Shaw) Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was an electrician, who retired in 1973 from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation with 30 years of service. He was a 60-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 972, and a member of United Steel Workers Kaiser Local 341.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Vaubel of Hebron, Cheryl (Duane) Battle of Buckeye Lake; three sons, Charles (Augustine) Floyd of Heath, Michael (Sharon) Floyd of Marion, Patrick (Margie) Floyd of Logan; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special K- 9 friend, Tippy.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Robey) Floyd; two sons, Robert Floyd and John Floyd; two sisters, Mary Harner and Pauline Davis; three brothers, Frank Floyd, Charles Floyd and Harry Floyd.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home 1850 W. Main Street Newark
Memorial contributions may be made to Homeward Bound Humane Society, 544 Dog Leg Road, Heath, Ohio 43056. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Rev. Richard A Keplinger
Dec. 12, 1928-Oct. 8, 2003
A Celebration of Life service for Richard A. Keplinger, 74, will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church, Heath, with the family receiving visitors following the service.
Keplinger, born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12, 1928, died of complications from cardiac surgery on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.
Pastor Keplinger graduated from Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio, in 1957, was ordained in the Lutheran Church of America and began serving his first call at Zion Lutheran Church in Stone Creek, Ohio. He continued serving at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Mineral City, Ohio; Bethesda Lutheran Church in Sherrodsville, Ohio; St. James Lutheran, Jewett, Ohio; and Trinity Lutheran Church in Washingtonville, Ohio. He moved to Illinois in 1988 to accept a call to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Metropolis, Ill. He retired from St. Stephens in 1997 and was currently serving as Interim Pastor for Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cairo, Ill. He served as an Assistant Chaplain in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Pastor Keplinger recently organized a community "Angel Bear" program which gifted 1,200 Russ Bears to children in the southern Illinois communities, who experienced anxiety due to losses caused by tornado damage in May of this year. He wrote the "I Am Your Angel Bear" poem, which was included with each bear given to children.
A memorial service was held at Faith Lutheran Church in Metropolis, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003. Burial was at Faith Lutheran Cemetery.
Richard A. Keplinger is survived by three daughters, Karen and Tom Kaufman of Jeromesville, Marilyn and Roger Yekisa of Heath, and Joy and Curt Elifritz of Metropolis, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Faith Lutheran Church Bear Fund, which will provide stuffed bears to children affected by crisis or tragedy. Faith Lutheran Church, 3464 Old Marion Road, Metropolis, Ill. 62960.
Michael Joseph Castle
Oct. 24, 2003
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Michael Joseph Castle, 30, of Gratiot.
Mr. Castle died Oct. 24, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the McPeek Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Board of MRDD, 65 W. Church St., Newark, Ohio. 43055.
Francis E. Guest
Jan. 8, 1918-Oct. 23, 2003
Graveside services for Francis E. Guest, 85, of Mt. Perry, will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Mt. Perry Cemetery with Rev. Diana Mowry officiating. Military honors will be provided by Somerset American Legion Post 58.
Mr. Guest died at 6:39 p.m. Oct. 23, 2003, at Genesis Good Samaritan emergency room.
He was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Mt. Perry, the son of the late Wilbert and Edna Ford Guest.
He was a member of Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church, Muskingum Masonic Lodge 368, Scottish Rite of Cambridge, a life member of Hopewell American Legion Post 756 and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He retired in 1981 from Lakewood School District and was formerly employed by Dutro Ford of Zanesville and Sheckerd Ford of Brownsville.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, whom he married on July 23, 1943, in Greenup, Ky., Betty Jean Wince Guest of the home; one son, Larry (Susie) Guest of Zanesville; two daughters, Nancy (Mike) Cantrell of Spokane, Wash., and Lori Guest of Mt. Perry; 13 grandchildren, Shawn (Alicia) Guest, Jennifer Guest, James, Ashlie, Nathan, Joshua, Noah, Rebeka, Abigail, Jordan, Elizabeth, Adam, Gabriel Cantrell; two sisters, Marjorie Artledge of Columbus and Faye Ballmer of Gahanna; one brother, Ralph Guest of California; and his special friend and pet "Buffy."
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Kenneth and Donald Guest.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell American Legion Post 756, P.O. Box 84, Hopewell, Ohio 43746 or to the Muskingum Masonic Lodge 368, 2139 Armco Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
Margaret Adrian Graves
Sept. 12, 1910 - Oct. 28, 2003
A funeral service for Margaret Adrian Graves, 93, of Heath, formerly of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service with Rev. Charles Cordle and Rev. Wesley Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery.
Mrs. Graves, who was a graduate of Hebron High School, died Oct. 24, 2003 at the Heath Nursing Care Center. She was born Sept. 12, 1910 in Licking County to the late James and Mary Jane (Smith) Walters.
Mrs. Graves was a member of the Hebron United Methodist Church, the Eagon Chapter No. 123 of O.E.S and the Hebron 55 Plus Club.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lucy & Richard Cotterman, of Hebron; grandchildren, Michael (Miki) Cotterman and Greg Cotterman, both of Hebron; great-grandchildren, Sarah Cotterman, Anna Cotterman and Isaac Cotterman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Graves; one brother; and one sister.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 285 E. Main St., Kirkersville. The Eagon Chapter #123 will hold a service at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, 502 E. Main St., Hebron, Ohio 43025 and/or Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Suite A, Newark, Ohio 43055.
June 11, 1937-Oct. 23, 2003
A funeral service for Russ Rowley, 66, of Johnstown, will he held at 10 a.m. Monday at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, with Rev. Calvin Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Rowley died suddenly on October 23, 2003, at St. Ann's Hospital. Mr. Rowly was born June 11, 1937, in Utica. He was a retired electrician.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susie Rowley of Johnstown; one daughter, Mitzi Metzger of Johnstown; one granddaughter, Amanda Metzger of Johnstown; three brothers, Bill (Mary Lou) Rowley of Johnstown, Ira Rowley of Utica, and Richard (Beth) Rowley of Croton; one sister, Betty Wise of Loudenville; special friend, Joe Harmon, of Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Rusty Rowley; his mother, Viola Melick Rowley; and a brother, Bobby Rowley.
Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 5p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Eloise V. Ramsey
Oct. 25, 1917-Oct. 26, 2003
A funeral service for Eloise V. Ramsey, 86, of Pataskala, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service, with the Rev. Richard O. Rothemich officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery.
Mrs. Ramsey, an LPN who worked at Grant Hospital for 10 years, died Oct. 26, 2003, at Arlington Nursing Home in Newark. She was born Oct. 25, 1917, to the late Clifford and Nancy Lee (Fairchild) Bauman.
Mrs. Ramsey was a bus driver for 13 years for Southwest Licking Schools. She was a foster mother for several children. She was a member of the Kirkersville United Methodist Church and led a women's Bible study group for several years. She was also active with the United Methodist Women.
Surviving are her husband, Owen R. Ramsey of Pataskala; sisters, Grace Otter of Pennsylvania, Imogene Haddad of Pickerington, and Mary Love of Reynoldsburg; and nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her foster daughter, Karen Kennedy; by a brother, Waldo Allen "Bob" Bauman; and a sister, Alberta Bauman.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 285 E. Main St., Kirkersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kirkersville United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice.
Betty Jean Lauvray
Oct. 26, 2003
A funeral mass for Betty Jean Lauvray, 77, of Dresden, will be held Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, with Father Jack Maynard as celebrant. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Lauvray died Oct. 26, 2003, at Willow Haven Nursing Home.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dresden Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home.
Robert A. Brown
Aug. 22, 1914-Oct. 26, 2003
A private family interment for Robert A. Brown, 89, of Utica, will be held at Conard/Brown Cemetery in Utica.
Mr. Brown, who retired from Owens Corning and farming, died Oct. 26, 2003, at the Newark Healthcare Centre. He was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Jackson County, to the late Mike H. and Ella (Eisnaugle) Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda E. (Davis) Brown of Utica; son and daughter-in-law, Bill A. and Judy Brown of Columbus; daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Bob Donaldson of Newark; daughter-in-law, Linda Brown of Utica; sister, Faye Russell of Mansfield; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Brown, in 1996; brothers, John, Pete, Lawrence, Alf, Hugh and Bill; and sister, Ida Gregg.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, Utica is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Columbus Dog Connection, 5990 Flora Villa Drive, Worthington, Ohio 43085, or Homeward Bound Humane Society, 548 Dog Leg Road, Heath, Ohio 43056.