Karl W. "Puss" Avery
April 1, 1931-Dec. 18, 2003
A funeral service for Karl W. "Puss" Avery, 72, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta and Johnston Funeral Service with Rev. Robert Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.
Mr. Avery, who was a long-time resident of Buckeye Lake, died Dec. 18, 2003 at his home. He was born April 1, 1931 in Newark, to the late Herman and Mabele (Silver) Avery.
Mr. Avery retired from E & K Refuse and he also worked for the Buckeye Lake Street Department.
Surviving are his wife, Rose Avery, who he married on Dec. 9, 1954; sons, David Avery, of Chillicothe, Dennis (Darla) Avery, of Jacksontown, Danny Avery, of Hebron, Dean (Lora) Avery, of Newark; daughters, Debra (Larry) Francisco, of Hebron, Diane (Nick) Lovell, of Newark; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Francis Taylor, of Mansfield, and Noami Ford, of Newark.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters and one brother, Herman Avery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home, 285 East Main Street, Kirkersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984-A Coffman Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.
Carl "Deacon" E. Mohr
June 7,1926-Dec. 19, 2003
A Catholic funeral service for Carl "Deacon" E. Mohr, 77, of Newark, will be held at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 11 a.m., Tuesday, with the Rev. Mr. Deacon Jack Elam officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Feb. 8, 2004 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
Mr. Mohr died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 in the Selma Markowitz Care Center of Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born June 7, 1926 in Newark, to the late Harry W. and Anne (Murphy) Mohr.
Deacon was a lifelong parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. He was retired after 28 years with the B and L Motor Freight Co.
Deacon was an avid sportsman, with a lifelong love of fishing and golf. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his great generosity, and as someone who was always there to help.
Deacon is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Martha and Ralph Halabis, sister Virginia Marie Mohr, O.P., and Margaret Pritchard; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Rd., Newark, Ohio 43005, or to the Dominican Sisters of Hope, 916 York Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214.
John Stretton Sr.
Sept. 7,1915-Dec. 19, 2003
Funeral services for John Stretton Sr., 88, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Christian Apostolic Church, with the Rev. R.A. Newstrand officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown, where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will conduct a military tribute.
Mr. Stretton Sr. died Dec. 19, 2003 in Arlington Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 7, 1915 in Newark to the late Stanley W. and Mary Elizabeth Stretton.
John, a member of Christian Apostolic Church since 1956, was owner and operator of Stretton Excavating. Prior to this, he worked as a farmer and an over the road truckdriver.
John, a United States Army Veteran, is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marilee Stretton, of Newark, John Stretton Jr., of Granville, and Ronald Joe Stretton, of Newark, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Naomi Barch, of Newark.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Foor) Stretton, in 2001; and daughter, Sharon Irene Stretton in 1956.
Friends will be received at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 N. Green Wave Drive, Newark, OH, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Genevieve Marie Henderson
Dec. 18, 2003
A graveside service for Genevieve Marie Henderson, of Newark, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Wilson Cemetery with the Rev. Robert L. Knox officiating.
Mrs. Henderson died Thursday, Dec. 18, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. She was born in West Virginia.
She is survived by daughter, Judith A. Henderson, of Newark; grandchildren, Amber Marie McMann and Nathan William McMann; great-granddaughter, Evellyn Baleigh Anne Reed; adopted grandchildren, Clyde Edward Reed, Jr and Michele Sexton; sister, Alice Binckley, Virginia Dennis and Shirley Fox; brothers, Henry Bonner, Bob Bonner and Jr Bonner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Earl F. Henderson in 1996, a sister and three brothers.
Funeral arrangement are being handled by Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Service in Newark.
Donna Jean Mosher
Feb. 7, 1938-Dec. 17, 2003
A celebration of life for Donna Jean Mosher, 65, of Hebron, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, 115 West Canal St., Hebron, with Pastor William VanMeter officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Olivet Cemetery, Zion Rd. NW, Thornville.
Donna died as a result of an auto accident on Wednesday. She was born on Feb. 7, 1938 in Columbus, to the late Edward and Pauline (Connant) Hill.
She worked as a waitress for 14 years at the Buckeye Lake Truck Stop and was a member of the Hebron Church of the Nazarene and Women Helping Others of the church.
She is survived by her husband Thomas (Tom) R. Mosher, Sr.; daughter Deanna L. (Mark) Brooks, of Hebron, grandchildren Joshua Brooks, Kisha Brooks and Holly Nicodem; daughter, Joanna L. (Brian) Carr of Pataskala, grandsons Zachery Casey, Devon Carr and Peyton Carr; son Jeffrey S. (Remi) Wears of Columbus, grandchildren Scott Wears, Zachery Wears and Rhiannon Wears; step-sons Roderick (Tammy) Mosher of Wilmington, NC, Thomas R. Mosher, Jr. of Newark. Sister Lana (Bob) Bauman of Pleasantville, brother Anthony "Tony" (Nancy) Hill of Columbus, step-sister Donna (Bob) Gorton of Calif.; step-brothers Gary Hill of Hebron, Larry (Sue) Helser of Thornville and Steve (Linda) Helser of Hebron. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Hebron Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to Hebron Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1466 Hebron, OH 43025 or the American Heart Association chapter of your choice.
Richard 'Dick' Parker
June 11, 1929-Dec. 16, 2003
A funeral service for Richard C. "Dick" Parker, 74, of Pataskala, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kauber-Miller Funeral Home, with the Rev. G.F. Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Pataskala Cemetery.
Mr. Parker passed away at Mount Carmel East Hospital on Dec. 16, 2003. He was born to the late Harry and Rose Belle Core Parker on June 11, 1929, in Cassville, W.Va.
Mr. Parker was a member of the Pataskala Masonic Lodge 404 F&AM, a veteran of the Korean War, and a bass player of the Caney Creek Bluegrass Band at the Barn on York. He enjoyed repairing friends lawn mowers, and was a faithful Lady Warriors fan.
He is survived by his wife, Effie (Weekley) Parker; two sons, Matthew Wayne Parker and Richard Scott (Dawn) Parker; one daughter, Susan Rose (Jim) Renner; four grandchildren, Sara, Caitlin, Ashley and Bill; two brothers, Robert (Deane) Parker and Barton (Eileen) Parker; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Charles Parker.
Dick was a vibrant, loving family member and friends and will be sadly missed by all.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Pataskala.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pataskala Masonic Lodge, 116 Vine St., P.O. Box 1003, Pataskala, 43062.
Mary L. Shaw
Oct. 10, 1939-Dec. 19, 2003
A funeral service for Mary L. Shaw, 64, of Newark, will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service with Rev. Joe Leonard officiating.
Mrs. Shaw, a member of the First Baptist Church of Newark, died Dec. 19, 2003 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She was born Oct. 10, 1939 in Adrian, W. Va. to the late Percy Lemons and Jean (Pumphrey) Grove.
Mrs. Shaw retired from Dayton Precision where she worked in Quality Control. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Richard, Jr. Freeman, of Newark; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Jenny Shaw, of Cleveland, Richard Shaw, of Newark, and William and Robin Shaw, of Westerville; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Joseph Heater, of Newark, Eugene Lemons, of Newark, George Lemons, of Ellamore, W. Va., and Al Lemons, of Albuquerque, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. "Jack" Shaw in 2001 and a brother, Billy Lemons.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at the funeral home, 59 North 5th St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mission Fund - First Baptist Church of Newark, 1000 Granville Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055.
Sister Georgina Kaercher, O.P.
June 8, 1912-Dec. 20, 2003
Sr. Georgina Kaercher died Saturday, Dec. 20 at Mohun Health Care Center.
Born in Newark on June 8, 1912, to Frank and Elizabeth (Kunkle) Kaercher, Sister attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and St. Francis de Sales High School.
She entered the Novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1931 and made her Profession of Vows in 1933. Sister is survived by many nieces and nephews among the Kaercher, George, Rice, Ghiloni and Camp families.
Sr. Georgina received her B.S. from St. Mary of the Springs College (now Ohio Dominican University). Her ministry was primarily in elementary education. She was stationed in the Columbus Diocese at Holy Name (1936-1940); Lancaster St. Mary (1940-1944, 1955-1956); St. James the Less (1964-1965); Somerset Holy Trinity (1970); and Holy Spirit (1970-1978).
From 1978-1992, Sr. Georgina tutored remedial reading and taught crafts to the elderly at Holy Spirit Parish in Columbus. She was well known for her artistic ability and her many crafts. She spent many years teaching in mission schools in Dixon and Santa Fe, N.M., and in Amarillo, Texas. Sr. Georgina served the congregation as Procurator (1956-1958). Her duties included the maintenance of the buildings on the Motherhouse grounds.
The viewing will be in the Motherhouse on Monday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 and 5 to 6:45 p.m. A vigil service of remembrance will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday. The funeral liturgy will follow at 7 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel. Fr. Mark Ghiloni will be celebrant of the liturgy and will be assisted by Deacon Bob Ghiloni, both nephews of the deceased.
On Tuesday, burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery will follow a Farewell Service at 10 a.m. in the Motherhouse. Memorial gifts in Sister's memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters, St. Mary of the Springs, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219