Clarence Donald Reed
June 23, 1923-Dec. 6, 2003
A funeral service for Clarence Donald Reed, 80, of Harbor Hills, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Lutheran Cemetery.
Mr. Reed died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born June 23, 1923, in Morgan County, to the late Forrest and Anna (Kidd) Reed.
He was a retired truck driver with Rockwell International, and an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his daughters, Anna Bowers and Lynne (John Maharg) Martin, all of Newark; sister, Mary Singree; grandchildren: Jason Bowers, Cassie Bowers and Robert Martin; five great-grandchildren; and significant other, Mildred Sickle of Harbor Hills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Velma (Roberts) Reed in 1990; and a brother and sister
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggest contributions to Hospice of Central Ohio.
Thomas James Diersing
Dec. 6, 2003
A funeral service for Thomas James Diersing, 67, of Seneca, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father Campbell officiating. A reception will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.
Mr. Diersing died Dec. 6, 2003, at his home. He was born in Cincinnati, the son of the George and Pauline Fuell Diersing.
Mr. Diersing was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from St. Xavier High School and attended The Ohio State University and the University of Dayton.
Mr. Diersing was a retired manager from NAFS plans/programs missiles guidance center. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Folks "Friend of Lake Keowee" Anglers, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also an avid fisherman, boater and golfer.
Surviving are his wife, Susan (Darling) Diersing of the home; daughters, Debbie Martin of Cincinnati, and Dawn Stein of Nashville; five grandchildren; brothers, Jim Diersing and Daniel Diersing, both of Cincinnati; sisters, Gail Darling of Cincinnati; and Lois Marconi of Milwaukee.
A sister, Janice Donohue, predeceased him.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, South Carolina Affiliate, Inc., Upcountry Region, 301 University Ridge Suite 5000, Greenville, S.C. 29601, or a charity of ones choice.
Seneca Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Elta Rickly Fowler
Nov. 17, 2003
A memorial service for Elta Rickly Fowler, 94, will be held at noon Saturday at Hamilton Vineyard Church. Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.
Mrs. Fowler, mother of Ann Fowler Onley, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor M. Fowler; and a grandson, Raymond Onley.
Memorial donations may be made to Hamilton Vineyard Church, Vine Committee, 1701 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011.
Arrangements by Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown.
Alice Faye Hayes
Dec. 18, 1937-Dec. 9, 2003
A memorial service for Alice Faye Hayes, 65, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Robert L. Knox officiating.
Ms. Hayes died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Flint Ridge Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Coshocton, to the late James M. and Mildred (Glover) Hayes.
She was a retired director/counselor at the Battered Women's Shelter.
She is survived by a daughter, Ramona Puryear of Newark; brother and sisters-in-law, James E. and Beverly Hayes of Newark, and Beverly Hayes of Newark; grandchildren, Mandy Greenwald, Shemikka Puryear, Kassidy Puryear and Shaquita Puryear; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Thomas Hayes; and sister, Ruth Collins.
The family suggest contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Licking County Chapter.
Pearl Eva Parsons
Jan. 1, 1908-Dec. 8, 2003
A funeral service for Pearl Eva Parsons, 95, of Heath, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Heath Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service, with Pastor Michael Newland officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Parsons, a member of The Life Church of Heath, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2003, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center of Hospice of Central Ohio. She was born Jan. 1, 1908, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Kearney W. and Minnie (Lienhard) Nethers.
She was our peacemaker and a very caring and lovable person. She loved life and all her family.
Surviving are her children and their spouses, Barbara and Nyril Clark of Heath, Jane and Gus Lombardo of Heath, Joseph R. and Dianna Parsons of Heath, and Nancy and Larry Poston of Thornville; son-in-law, John Vaiea of Newark; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Young and Patty Ritchie, both of Newark; brothers and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Fern Nethers of Newark, and Paul Nethers of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Orville P. Parsons, on Feb. 26, 1980; a daughter, Donna Vaiea; a grandson, Jeffery Lombardo; five brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984-A Coffman Road, Newark, or to The Life Church, 101 Lancaster Drive, Heath.
Beulah 'Marie' Bradford
July 23, 1940-Dec. 10, 2003
Calling hours for Beulah "Marie" Bradford, 63, of Newark, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark.
Mrs. Bradford died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus. She was born July 23, 1940, in Zanesville, to the late Robert and Beulah (Collins) Adams.
Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband, David Bradford of Newark, whom she married Jan. 3, 1959; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kandy Bradford of Radcliff, Ky., and Kevin and Barb Bradford of Heath; one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and David Spencer of Newark; one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Howard Gilbert of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Amber, Ahnna, Audrey, Amanda, Karsyn, Mikaela, Kevin II and David Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Shelby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Jr.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army Toy Drive in Newark.
Betty S. (Strosnider) Cady
June 13, 1919-Dec. 10, 2003
A public memorial service followed by a fellowship luncheon and receiving of friends for Betty S. (Strosnider) Cady, 84, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Second Presbyterian Church, 42 E. Church St., Newark, with Dr. Mitch Van Metre officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a future date.
Mrs. Cady, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 10, 2003, at the Selma Markowitz Center. She was born June 13, 1919, in Newark, to the late William and Elsie (Fry) Strosnider.
Mrs. Cady was a lifetime member of the Beta Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Newark. She was a devoted member of the Second Presbyterian Church. During her 30-plus years of commitment to the church, she participated in every aspect of congregational life. She enjoyed spending time in her kitchen, enjoyed word games and puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid Ohio State sports fan. She graduated from Newark High School in 1937, where she won the Senior History Prize.
She is survived by her five children, Bruce (Gay) Cady of Brecksville, Gale (Joe) Williams of Newark, D. Michael (Marj) Cady of Troy, Jan (Randy) French of Granville, and Jill (Robert) Wiemers of Medina; sister, Catherine Smithberger of Newark; grandchildren, Nicholas and Brian Bain, Alexis and Colin Cady, Christopher and Catherine Wiemers, Abbie French, and Rachel Williams; great-grandchildren, Clara and Genevieve Bain; brother-in-law, Rollin Kocher of Shelby; many nieces and nephews; and friend, Linda Foltz of Newark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Cady; one brother; and three sisters.
Contributions can be made to the Second Presbyterian Church Funeral Support Team, 42 E. Church St., Newark, Ohio 43055.
Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Merrill Littleton
Dec. 9, 1920-Dec. 9, 2003
A funeral service for Robert Merrill Littleton, 83, of Newark, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service, with the Rev. Robert Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Littleton, a veteran of the Navy during World War II, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born Dec. 9, 1920, in Bellaire, to the late John Littleton and Minnie (Campbell) Littleton.
He retired from the Newark Air Force Base, where he was responsible for assembling the wiring of the Space Shuttle's nose cones. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his children, Sandra K. (James) Heltman of Sebring, John R. Littleton of Sebring, Charles F. Littleton of Rittman, and Cheri L. (William) Prendergast of Kensington; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Clara Boston of Louisville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Millie Stevens; and five brothers and sisters.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 59 N. Fifth St., Newark, Ohio 43055.