Marian E. Newell
Sept. 20, 1928-Sept. 6, 2002
A graveside service for Marian E. Newell, 73, of Newark, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Newell, a member of Toboso Nazarene Church, died Sept. 6, 2002, at the Heath Nursing Care Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Zanesville, to the late Fred and Lillian (Jones) Warner.
She is survived by three sons, Michael and Aundra Newell, David Newell and Eric Newell, all of Newark; daughter, Lisa Newell and fiance, Nathan Blankenship of Newark; sister, Frances of Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steve; and three brothers.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Rev. Fr. Francis Schaefer
Sept. 5, 2002
A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. Fr. Francis Schaefer will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Church. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Rev. Schaefer, of the Columbus Diocease, died Sept. 5, 2002, in Parma.
He is survived by his sisters and brother, Frances (Robert) Russell of Florida, Helen (Roy) Vortman, Dorothy (John) Zimmer, Joseph M. (Ruth) Schaefer, and Mildred (William) Schmenk; and 14 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frances Schaefer; and brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur (Coletta) Schaefer.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Berry Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, and from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church, 4697 W. 130th St., Cleveland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44119, or to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134.
Michael Anthony Benton
Aug. 5, 2002-Aug. 6, 2002
Michael Anthony Benton, infant triplet son of Ronald Anthony and Debra Michelle (Acton) Benton of Amesville, Ohio, died Aug. 6, 2002, in the Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born Aug. 5, 2002.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his triplet sister, Jasmine Michelle Benton, and triplet brother, Anthony Edward Benton, who were born Aug. 14, 2002; parternal great-grandparents, George and Jeannette McDonald; maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Acton; paternal grandparents, Donna Benton and Ron (Jean) Benton; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Melanie Acton; two aunts and their spouses, Donna and Paul Evans and Diane and Eric Johnson; and one uncle, David Acton.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Robert Acton Jr. and Charles and Donna Baver.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the NICU, OSU Medical Center, 410 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43210, in Michael's memory.
Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family. Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann Mentz
Aug. 17, 1960-Sept. 8, 2002
A Mass of Christian burial for Mary Ann Mentz, 42, of Pittsburgh, Calif., formerly of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, with the Rev. Timothy Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Ms. Mentz, who worked at Seeno Construction Co. where she was the executive assistant to Albert D. Seeno Jr., president, died Sept. 8, 2002, at the Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, Calif. She was born Aug. 17, 1960, in Newark, to Martha (Graney) Mentz of Newark, and the late Edward P. Mentz.
Ms. Mentz was a 1978 graduate of Newark Catholic High School, and a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Pittsburgh, Calif. She was a former member of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard F. Mentz of Lancaster, Tom and Kim Mentz of Newark, and Tim and Dawn Mentz of Newark; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Ritchey of Newark, Joan Hutchison of Newark, Pat "Trish" and Ray Blankenship of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Barb and Joe Redman of Newark, Sharon Schroeder of Dublin, and Carol and Jeff Stires of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Debbie Mentz of Bayonet Point, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Mentz; and sister, Mary Alice Mentz.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Benton "Bill" W. Silliman
Feb. 16, 1931-Sept. 11, 2002
A funeral service for Benton "Bill" W. Silliman, 71, of Centerburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Mr. Silliman, a veteran serving in the Army from 1951 to 1953, died Sept. 11, 2002, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. He was born Feb. 16, 1931, in Knox County, to the late James and Mary (Parrish) Silliman.
Mr. Silliman was a Knox County resident most of his life, where he worked as a mold maker at Chattanooga Glass Co. and Toledo Scale.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene (Clawson) Silliman, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1953; son, Steve Silliman of Centerburg; two daughters, Suzanne Silliman and Stacie Fike, both of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys Robinson of Mount Vernon, and Charlotte (Gene) Bashore of Thornville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stewart and Chester Silliman.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
George K. Breckur
Oct. 20, 1925-Sept. 10, 2002
A graveside service for George K. Breckur, 76, of Newark, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Myers officiating.
Mr. Breckur, a retired commercial painter, died Sept. 10, 2002, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Moundsville, Ohio, to the late William and Forest (Getty) Breckur.
Mr. Breckur served in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a member of the Buckeye Lake Eagles, VFW, and AmVets of Thornport.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Pam Jacobs of Millersport; and two granddaughters, Lisa Jacobs Walker of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Cheri Jacobs Manzinger of Pittsburgh, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jacobs Brecker.
No calling hours will be observed.
Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.
Jeanne G. Tolbert
Sept. 26, 1923-Sept. 4, 2002
A funeral service for Jeanne G. Tolbert, 78, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity AME Church, 64 E. Church St., Newark, with the Rev. Lon E. Harris Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Tolbert, a retired registered nurse in Cincinnati for more than 30 years, died Sept. 4, 2002, at her residence. She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Newark, to the late Napoleon and Freda (Cook) Johnson.
Mrs. Tolbert was a member of Trinity AME Church and the Nimble Thimble Club. She was also a steward of the church.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Tolbert, whom she married in 1947; three God children, Lalianna, Ottianna and Daeja Johnson; sister-in-law, Rita Trimble; and numerous friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity AME Church.
Nelda E. Grove
Nov. 1, 1908-Sept. 10, 2002
A funeral service for Nelda E. Grove, 93, of Newark, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway, Granville, with the Rev. Stephen J. Cramer officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville.
Mrs. Grove, who was a former employee of the V.A. Medical Center in Toledo and a private duty caregiver, died Sept. 10, 2002, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 1, 1908, in Granville, to the late Arthur W. and Bertha L. (Heddleson) Patten.
Mrs. Grove was a 1927 graduate of Granville High School. She was an 80-year member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where she was a former member of the choir, member and Past Worthy Matron of Lotus Chapter 477 O.E.S. in Toledo, and a charter member of the Licking County Republican Patriot's Club. She was also active in the Republican Party.
She is survived by her sister, Martha E. Zimmer of Adam Mills; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur P. Grove, who died on Oct. 4, 1987; brothers, Liston W. Patten and William H. Patten; and sister, Ada M. Hall.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McPeek Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023.