Charles C. Shick
Charles C. Shick, 77, of Kenton, died at 2:05 a.m. today, Feb. 9, 2001, in his Blanchard House residence.
He was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Hardin County, the son of Ira and Mabel McGinnis Schick.
Mr. Shick married the former Dorothy Robinson on Dec. 24, 1942, and she preceded him in death on April 1, 1990.
The retired farmer was a 1942 graduate of Belle Center High School, the first class to receive the State Farmer Degree from Belle Center High School. He was a member of the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church.
A former Florida resident, he was also a volunteer member of the Naples, Fla. Police Department.
Mr. Shick is survived by one daughter, Linda (Terry) Inskeep of Kenton; two sons, Gary (Darlene) Shick of Kenton and Thomas Charles (Debbie) Shick, of Belle Center; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Richard) Laubis of Kenton and Betty Moorhead of Findlay; and one brother, Robert Shick of Mt. Ida, Ark.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brady Shick; a sister, Wanda Moser; and a half-sister, Eva Deal.
Donny Tapp, 64, of Tucson, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Tucson.
Born on June 11, 1936, in Kenton, he was a son of L.V. and Maribel Kirk Tapp. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Belle Center.
He attended school in Rushsylvania and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1955, returning to Big Springs in 1966. He worked as a building contractor for Harris, Joliff and Michel for many years.
A country singer, he moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1978 under singing contract to Delta Records and also played guitar in the shows of such notable country artists as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette.
After moving to Tucson, he was a realtor. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma, and a brother, Robert.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by six children, Vicky, Donny, Kyle, Kirk, Kelly and Dustin, all of Tucson; four sisters, Ann Coleman, Dee Torrence and Anita Deardurff, all of Belle Center, and Alice Dixon of West Mansfield; and a brother, Charles Tapp of Tucson.
Charles Conrad Crowley Sr.
Charles Conrad Crowley Sr., 69, of 521 Hillcrest Drive, died at 7:33 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was born Nov. 14, 1931, in New York, a son of Daniel A. and Margaret F. Rosenthal Crowley. On June 13, 1953, he married Lillian J. Foley in Brooklyn, N.Y., and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles C. Crowley Jr. of Bellefontaine and Michael Anthony and Ginger Crowley of Kingston, N.Y.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth and Wilbur Hild III of DeGraff and Gale Ellen Crowley of Bellefontaine; two brothers and their wives, Daniel and Maryann Crowley of Great Neck, N.Y., and Neal and Rose Marie Crowley of Long Island, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
A sister, Connie McNichols, preceded him in death.
Mr. Crowley was a printer and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home is handling arrangements for a private family service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
E. Erline Fuson
E. Erline Fuson, 84, of 7063 Arrowhead Court, Huntsville, and formerly of DeGraff, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, in Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Casey, Ill., a daughter of Rudolph C. and Opal Marie Reinbolt Stinson. On April 12, 1936, she married Kenneth E. Fuson in DeGraff and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1988.
Mrs. Fuson was a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church, the DeGraff Homemaker's Club and the former Constance Chapter 78 Order of Eastern Star, DeGraff. The homemaker also was a 50-year member of Sarah Elizabeth Chapter 335 Order of Eastern Star, West Liberty.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Herbert and Barbara Fuson of Russells Point; a daughter and her husband Karen and Edward Marshall of Nicholasville, Ky.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister and her husband, Marie and Richard Organ of Florida.
Donald Lee Westfall Sr.
Donald Lee Westfall Sr., 79, of 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty, went to be with the Lord at 12:06 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, from the Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
He was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Union County, a son of the late Charles Franklin and Louie Nomie Eaton Westfall.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise M. Chess Westfall. Also deceased are a son, Daryl Westfall, and a sister, Mildred Hall.
Mr. Westfall retired from Super Foods Services where he worked in the warehouse and was a union steward. He was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bellefontaine.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry (Michelle) Westfall of Middletown, Edward (Kim) Westfall of Urbana and Donald (Kendra) Westfall of Bellefontaine; one daughter, Judy Blosser of West Liberty; two brothers, Phillip Westfall of Marysville and Jim Westfall of Carson City, Nev.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Perry R. Dixon
Mr. Perry R. Dixon, 70, of Calhoun, Ga., and formerly of Lewistown, died May 14, 2001, following a short illness.
He was born in Logan County on October 15, 1930, a son of Perry "Dale" Dixon and Mary Titus Dixon. He was retired from the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He worked on the C5A aircraft at Lockheed in Marietta, Ga.
He was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church. He served on a number of teams, both in Georgia and Ohio, for the "Walk to Emmaus" and "KAIROS," a national prison ministry. He also worked with "SOWERS," an RV mission ministry, and as a volunteer at the Southwest Indian School in Peoria, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Clara "Marie" McCalla Dixon of Calhoun; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Don Martie of Calhoun, Jane and Jesse Phillips of Athens, Tenn., and Susan and Mark Speece, of Detroit; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Vicki Dixon of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bob Dixon of Bradenton, Fla. and Bill Dixon of Bellefontaine; one stepbrother, Tom Matthews of Denver.
Sharon A. Dickinson
Sharon A. Dickinson, 66, of 205 W. Vine St., Belle Center, died at 12:35 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.
A homemaker and Bellefontaine native, she was born July 26, 1934, a daughter of the late James Douglas and Eunice Weatherby Downing.
She married George W. Dickinson on July 23, 1955, in Zanesfield, and he survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Bob (Deb) Hensley of Phoenix, Brian (Maxine) Hensley of Kenton, Timothy Allan Hensley of Belle Center, Randy (Kathy) Dickinson of Bellefontaine, Darren (Stacie) Dickinson of West Milton and Dana Dickinson of Bellefontaine; two daughters, Cindy Dickinson of Belle Center and Debra Collins of Rushsylvania; one sister, Carol Stuber of Lancaster; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Leonard Downing; and seven sisters, Wilma Brewer, Nellie Brown, Iva Lou Johnson, Vera Gammell, Jean Penny, Sandra Downing, and Olive Downing.
Seth R. Peters
Seth R. Peters, 84, of Bellefontaine and formerly of Bald Knob, W.Va., died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, Ga.
Mr. Peters was born in Boone County, W.Va., on July 9, 1916, a son of the late Rice and Arminnie Honicker Peters.
He first married Wanda Lay and she preceded him in death, as did his second wife, Sybil Legg. On Sept. 3, 1985, he married Beatrice Sexton and she survives in Bellefontaine.
Mr. Peters worked as a coal miner. He was member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Van, W.Va., and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge of West Virginia.
He is survived by one son, Bill (Brenda) Peters of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Sandra (Ronnie) Knight of Fayetteville, N.C.; six stepsons, Harold Sexton and Steve Sexton, both of Bellefontaine, Roger (Darlene) Sexton of Alger, Bob (Sue) Sexton of Jesup, Gary (Janet) Sexton of Rushsylvania and James (Kris) Sexton of Ada; four stepdaughters, Geraldine (James) Cowen and Phyllis (Emmett) McDaniels, both of Kenton, Linda (Leroy) McGregor of Lima and Debbie Sexton of Jesup; 32 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, David Peters; one great-granddaughter, Ashleigh Lowe; four brothers; and two sisters.
Helen Ruth Whitehead
Helen Ruth Whitehead, 92, of 9312 County Road 58, DeGraff, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in the Dorothy Love Retirement Center in Sidney.
Mrs. Whitehead was born in Franklin County on Jan. 8, 1909, a daughter of Seymour and Lilah Belknap Young.
She married Robert R. Whitehead in Columbus on Dec. 31, 1926, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1969.
The homemaker was a long-time active member of the Rum Creek United Methodist Church, as well as the Pine Island Methodist Church in Pine Island, Fla., and its local civic association.
Since 1968, she had spent winters in Matlacha, Fla.
She is survived by two daughters, Lois Ann Kopus of Russells Point and Roberta (Frank) Tebbe of Sidney; two sons, James E. (Cintra) Whitehead of Mt. Vernon and Howard A. (Delores) of DeGraff; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Foor of Pataskala and Ima (Thomas) Hibbs of Dublin.
She also was preceded in death by one grandchild, Russell Whitehead; and one sister, Fay Ramsey.
Mary Elizabeth Smith King
Mary Elizabeth Smith King, 86, of Zanesfield, died Thursday evening, May 17, 2001, in the Intensive Care Unit of Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born June 1, 1914, in Marmon Valley near Zanesfield, the daughter of Chester and Margaret Reames Campbell.
Mrs. King was a longtime member of the Goshen Friends Church and the Zanesfield Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and especially enjoyed needle work.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, James. C. Smith, whom she married in 1931. He died in 1975. She then married Paul King and he died in 1979.
She is survived by one son, Dana (Donna) Smith of West Mansfield; one daughter, Donna Elaine Stanforth of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Lauren and Joel Stanforth of New York, Adam Stanforth of Rhode Island, Lisa (Lane) Philpott of Fredericktown, Lynn (Amy) Smith of West Mansfield, Tim (Rachel) Smith of North Fairfield, Terri (Kenneth) Gravatt of Richwood and Mark (Julia) Smith of West Mansfield; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Doris Vance of Everett, Wash.; one brother, Homer (Betty) Taylor of Zanesfield; and one sister-in-law, Reva Campbell of Green Hills Nursing Center, West Liberty.