Eileen (Ginny) Kirkpatrick
Nov. 5, 1932-Oct. 30, 2003
A memorial service for Eileen (Ginny) Kirkpatrick, 70, of Hebron, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Heath with the Rev. John Heading officiating. Burial will follow in Pataskala Cemetery.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick, who attended the First Baptist Church of Heath, died Oct. 30, 2003 at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 5, 1932 in Etna, Ohio, to the late James and Adora (Purkey) Krumm.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick was an avid card player.
Surviving are sons: Mark Kirkpatrick; Steve (Cheryl) Kirkpatrick; Terry (Traci) Kirkpatrick; Brad (Candace) Kirkpatrick; Jerry (Alison) Kirkpatrick; Troy (Stefanie) Kirkpatrick; daughters, Debra (Punky) Gant; Christina Hoffer; and Peggy Kirkpatrick; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Kirkpatrick, who died June 7, 1992; five brothers and sisters, and one son-in-law.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2003, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta and Johnston Funeral Service, 285 East Main Street, Kirkersville.
Melvin D. Harris
Nov. 1, 2003
Funeral arrangements for Melvin D. Harris, 61, of Newark, are pending with Porter-Qualls Funeral Home handling the arrangements.
Mr. Harris died on Saturday at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus.
Esther D. Moorman
Jan. 28, 1917-Oct. 31, 2003
A funeral service Esther D. Moorman, 86, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, with Pastor Margaret A. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Moorman died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Granville, to the late Ray and Esther (Murrell) Garrison.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Fred) Phillips of Newark; son, Wayne D. "Gene" (Shirley) Moorman of Middleburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Colin Moorman of Palatka, Fla., Allen (Teri) Moorman of Jacksonville, Fla., Karyn Simon of Jacksonville, Fla., Cathy Nasworthy of Middleburg Fla., Barry (Lisa) Phillips of Thornville, Terry Phillips of Newark, Sherry Tapia of Newark, and Tyler (Mona) Phillips of Newark; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters-in-law, Charlene Garrison of Venice, Fla., Wilma Mathews of Newark, and Mary Dell Green of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Moorman taught piano and organ lessons for more than 40 years. She had been associated with Sundin's and Martin's Music in Newark and the George Nash Studio in Mount Vernon. A member of Second Baptist Church, most of her life, she served as church organist and pianist for many years. She was a member of the Newark Eagles Auxiliary, and served as the pianist. She played the piano at the Goodwill Industries Wednesday services. She also taught tatting at Zerger Hall.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Wayne D. Moorman, died March 29, 1972. Two brothers, Clarence R. Garrison and Charles W. Garrison, are deceased.
Calling hours will be observed from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1850 W. Main St., Newark. Eagles Auxiliary services will be held at 6:45 p.m. Monday.
Contributions may be made to the Newton Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 182, St. Louisville, Ohio 43071, or Second Baptist Church, 19 W. National Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
June 12, 1982-Nov. 1, 2003
A funeral service for Nicholas Starcher, 21, of Adamsville, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Adamsville Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Otsego Methodist Cemetery.
Mr. Starcher died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on St. Rt. 208 near Adamsville on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. He was born June 12, 1982, in Ashland.
He was a 2001 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and worked for Barker Construction.
Surviving are his parents, Lori (Fliger) Starcher of Mansfield and Leonard Starcher of Zanesville; his special friend, Barbara Pittman of Adamsville; two sisters, Valerie Starcher of Mansfield, and Kari Ann Starcher of Akron; four brothers, Zack Starcher of Mansfield, Terry Starcher of Kenmore, Rodney Starcher of Mansfield, and Chad Rowe of Wooster; stepsisters, Hope Finney, Faith Pittman and Charity Rowe; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Walter Raymond Ervin Jr.
March 3, 1934-Nov. 1, 2003
A funeral service for Walter Raymond Ervin Jr., 69, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service, with the Rev. Robert Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Ervin, who was a veteran of the U.S. Army, died Nov. 1, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born March 3, 1934, in Newark, to the late Walter Raymond Ervin Sr. and Thelma Marie (Brown) Ervin.
Mr. Ervin was employed by the Roper Company for 17 years. He then retired from Tectum Inc. after 23 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie (Braden) Ervin; children, Thomas R. (Beth) Ervin of Newark, and Tina Ervin of Pataskala; grandchildren, John Ervin of Newark, and Michelle Widebrook of Newark; sisters, Betty Jewell of Heath, and Norma Holler of Heath; and brother-in-law, Clyde Braden of Heath.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Josh Ervin.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 59 N. Fifth St., Newark.
Gerald Joseph Litzinger
Oct. 13,1935-Nov. 2, 2003
A funeral service for Gerald Joseph Litzinger, 68, of Jacksontown, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, with the Rev. Thomas Myers officiating.
Mr. Litzinger died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in the Selma Markowitz Care Center of Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Newark, to the late Francis and Frances (Reeb) Litzinger.
Jerry, a United States Marine Corp Veteran, was retired from ArvinMeritor where he worked in multi-craft maintenance. In addition, Jerry worked for the Licking Township Fire Department Inc., where he was a former Chief.
Jerry, a talented trade carpenter, was a member of the Catholic faith, Moose 2434, Mason F&M Grand Lodge of Ohio, 1037 UAW, and the Newark Timing Association.
Jerry was a devoted Nascar race fan, and was former co-owner of the Coshocton Motor Speedway, and one of the original workers at the National Trails Raceway.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gwen (Eppley) Litzinger of the home; his son, Jeff Litzinger of Newark; two granddaughters, Amanda and Amber Litzinger; his brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Roma Litzinger of Newark, and Gene Litzinger of Arizona; his half brother, Frederick Litzinger of Las Vegas, Nev.; father-in-law, Arthur Eppley of Thornville; and several nieces and nephews .
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Litzinger.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials to Hospice of Central Ohio.
Ruth Mae Kettell
July 13, 1926-Nov. 1, 2003
A funeral service for Ruth Mae Kettell, 77, of Pataskala, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kauber-Miller Funeral Home, with Pastor Gary Holman officiating. Burial will follow in Pataskala Cemetery.
Ruth died at Mount Carmel East Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. She was born to the late Richard and Mayme Blake on July 13, 1926, in Baltimore, Ohio.
She is survived by her four children, Ruth (Gene) Hurlburt of Clark Lake, Mich., Diana Bare of Pataskala, Harry H. (Shirley) Kettell III and Jo Ann Perry, both of Johnstown; sister, Irene Twitty of Florida; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Kettell; and two daughters, Brenda Holman and Susan Frazier.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Pataskala.
Margaret R. Gutridge
Dec. 21, 1918-Nov. 3, 2003
A funeral service for Margaret R. Gutridge, 84, of Newark, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Poplar Forks Cemetery.
Mrs. Gutridge passed away Nov. 3, 2003, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. She was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Hopewell, to the late Floyd and Elda (Painter) Snider.
Margaret was a 1936 graduate of Hopewell High School, retired from J.C. Penney with several years of service and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived my her loving husband of 67 years, Samuel Raymond Gutridge of Newark; one son, Lowell Dean (Kay) Gutridge Sr. of Newark; one daughter, Linda L. Jones of Coshocton; sister, Frances Blackstone of Zanesville; grandchildren, Cindy (Mike) Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., Sandra (Don) Reynolds of Coshocton, Lowell (Patricia) Gutridge Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Lisa (Todd) Clippinger of Thornville, Christopher (Mary Ann) Gutridge of Charlotte, N.C., Angela (Dan) Overholt of Ashville, and Jeremy Gutridge of Newark; great-grandson, Tanner Reynolds; along with seven stepgrandchildren.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille Bratcher; and grandson, Scott Jones.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Suite A, Newark, 43055.
Grace E. Merriman
Nov. 19, 1902-Nov. 8, 2003
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Grace E. Merriman, 100, of Westerville, who died Nov. 8, 2003.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the McPeek Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Suite A, Newark, Ohio 43055-9810.