Jeffrey Richard DeWitt
July 13, 1953-Sept. 15, 2002
A private memorial service for Jeffrey Richard DeWitt, 49, of Pleasantville, will be held at a later date.
Mr. DeWitt, who graduated from Sheridan High School, Thornville, died Sept. 15, 2002. He was born July 13, 1953, in Columbus.
Mr. DeWitt was employed at Solaray Corp.
He is survived by his mother, H. Patricia DeWitt of Pleasantville; and brothers, Eric L. (Betsy) DeWitt, R. Judd DeWitt, and Matthew T. (Kim) DeWitt, all of Pleasantville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard DeWitt.
Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Jarrell W. "Boomer" Thornton
Jan. 29, 1960-Sept. 14, 2002
A funeral service for Jarrell W. "Boomer" Thornton, 42, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Vensil-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Frazeysburg Cemetery.
Mr. Thornton, who was employed in the body shop of Chesrown Oldsmobile in Newark, died Sept. 14, 2002, of an apparent heart attack. He was born Jan. 29, 1960, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Roy S. and Geneievie J. (Hall) Thornton.
He is survived by a son, John C. Thornton of Newark; three daughters, Susan Thornton of Bliss, N.Y., and Brianna Thornton and Angie Thornton, both of Newark; two brothers, Ronald (Diana) Thornton of Newark, and Larry (Robyn) Thornton of Frazeysburg; two sisters, Belinda Sue (Larry) Bryson of Brownsville, and Jan (Noel) Smith of Nashport; granddaughter, Lisa Thornton of Bliss, N.Y.; stepmother, Sharon Thornton of Frazeysburg; two stepsisters, Tanya (Jay) Westinbarger of Heath, and Angie (Gary) Young of Frazeysburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa A. (Ludinich) Thornton, whom he married on Dec. 19, 1980, and died on April 24, 1994; and four brothers, Bernard, Gary, Keith, and his twin brother, Darrell Thornton.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 110 W. Third St., Frazeysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jarrell Thornton Memorial Fund, c/o Unizan Bank, P.O. Box 52, Frazeysburg, Ohio.
Nov. 6, 1907-Sept. 17, 2002
A funeral service for Christine Howarth, 94, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Howarth, a member of Wright Memorial United Methodist Church, died Sept. 17, 2002, at OSU Hospital East. She was born Nov. 6, 1907, in Letart, W.Va., to the late Gurty E. and Rachel (Smith) Ball.
Mrs. Howarth had been employed by Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. as a secretary. She was sworn in as Honorable Sheriff Howarth of Licking County following the death of her husband, Sheriff Bernard Howarth, on Oct. 4, 1971. She finished out his term, which ended in December of 1972. She was also a member of the Democratic Party.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Steve Kaercher of Pickerington, Kathy Grove of Los Alamos, N.M., and Karen Brennan of Brownsburg, Ind.; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and stepson, Robert Howarth of Cincinnati.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Joan Kaercher.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 59 N. Fifth St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Sheriff's Association.
Sept. 22, 2002
Dorothy Jean Cunningham
Sept. 21, 2002
Edward L. Snyder
Aug. 29, 1937-Sept. 20, 2002
Bobby Ray Stone
May 23, 1938-Sept. 21, 2002
Harold W. Billman
June 17, 1940-Sept. 27, 2002
Funeral services for Harold W. Billman, 62, of Frazeysburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Vensil-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Fallsburg Cemetery.
Mr. Billman died Sept. 27, 2002, at his home. He was born June 17, 1940 in Fallsburg Township of Licking county. He was the son the late Ernest M. and Ocie (Barcus) Billman and was a 1958 graduate of Union High School.
Mr. Billman was the owner and operators of Harold's Electric. He was a member of the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy L. (Welch) Billman, whom he married Oct. 18, 1959; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Penny Billman and Tim and Bonnie Billman, all of Frazeysburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and George Roberts and Tami and Dave Mummey, all of Frazeysburg; one sister, Dorothy Hellie of Thornport, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Stephen and Angel Billman, James Kilpatrick, Jessica and Kenna Billman, Mandy and Clint Roberts, Ernie, David, Shalynn and Sierra Mummey; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, a brother, Kenneth Billman, preceded him in death.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Vensil-Orr Funeral Home in Frazeysburg.
Because of Mr. Billman's deep love for his church, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle Building Fund, 355 Brown's Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.
Thelma A. Butler
Oct. 25, 1909-Sept. 28, 2002
A graveside service for Thelma A. Butler, 92, of Newark, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Butler, who was a member of the Hanover Presbyterian church, died Sept. 28, 2002, at LPN Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1909 in Licking County to the late Pearl R. and Nellie R. (Osborn) Shartle.
She was a member of the Licking County Farm Bureau, the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, the Madison Grange and the Licking County Jersey Cattle Club.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Linda Butler of Newark; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Butler, who died June 27, 1991.
No calling hours will be observed.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas M. Flynn
Dec. 19, 1933-Sept. 28, 2002
A memorial service for Thomas M. Flynn, 68, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service with Rev. Tom Myers officiating.
Mr. Flynn, a graduate of the Ohio State University, died Sept. 28, 2002, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born Dec. 19, 1933 in Columbus to the late John Flynn and Gertrude (Thissen) Flynn.
He was a self-employed accountant at Thomas Flynn, CPA. He was a member of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club where he served as secretary/treasurer for five years. He was also a member of the Harbor Hills Country Club and the Buckeye Lake Eagles. He enjoyed golfing and fishing and was an ROTC member who served with the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Flynn is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. (Lewis) Flynn; daughters, Kate Flynn of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Susan and Bob Rutherford of Gahanna; son-in-law Steve Butler of Leewood, Kan.; stepchildren, Michael and Barb Cassady and Cathy Jane Cassady all of Westerville; grandchildren, Jocelyn and Austin Rutherford of Gahanna and Nick and Luke Butler of Leewood, Kan.; and step-grandchildren, Eric M. and Lauren Cassady and Ian Pushea.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters Jenny Flynn and Mimi Flynn-Butler and brother Jack Flynn.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 285 E. Main St., Kirkersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 A Coffman Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.
Darwin "Darby" Gilmore
March 28, 1911-Sept. 28, 2002
A funeral service for Darwin "Darby" Gilmore, 91, of Croton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Dunham officiating. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery, Croton.
Mr. Gilmore died Sept. 28, 2002, at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1911 in Baltimore to the late William and Laura True Gilmore.
He was a farmer for most of his life in Licking County. He was a member of the Croton United Methodist Church, the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge and AMVETS #59 of Centerburg, Ohio. He served in the US Army/Air Force during World War II. He is a former employee of Midwest Chemical Company.
Mr. Gilmore is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jean Gilmore of Croton, one daughter, Jill (Mike) Tulloss of Cuyahoga Falls; one brother, William H. Gilmore of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Justin and Lindsay Tulloss; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Gilmore, and a sister, Ruth Gilmore.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lori Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Croton United Methodist Church, 75 N. High St., Croton, Ohio 43013.