Rev. Lester S. Hyslip
The Rev. Lester S. Hyslip, 72, of 311 S. Taylor, St., West Liberty, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, at his residence.
Born Oct. 5, 1928, in Imboden, Ark., he was a son of the late Louis Newton and Susie Frances Henshaw Hyslip.
On Nov. 2, 1947, in East Prairie, Mo., he married A. Alene Estes, and she survives in West Liberty.
Also surviving are two sons, Norman (Susan) Dale Hyslip of Powell and Alan (Marti) Dwight Hyslip of Newark; two daughters, Mrs. John (Brenda) Wilson of West Liberty and Mrs. Flemen (Karla) Chapman of New Philadelphia; two brothers, Lewis Hyslip of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and William E. Hyslip of Bonair, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Alvin (Betty) Wiley of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Virgil Hyslip; and two sisters, Virginia Warren and Lottie Bush.
Rev. Hyslip was a minister in the Church of God. He served as pastor of the West Liberty Church of God from 1966 to 1970, and also was a minister for the Church of God in Dover, Heath, Xenia and Cedarville. He was an associate pastor of the First Church of God in Bellefontaine from 1979 to 1980, and pastor of four churches in Arkansas as well as interim minister for several other churches.
He graduated from Anderson University and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Barbara H. Cooley
Barbara H. Cooley, 69, of Lima, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Springfield on Oct. 18, 1931, a daughter of the late Harold and Helen Jenkins Turner.
On Jan. 31, 1951, she married the Rev. Franklin Cooley, who survives.
Mrs. Cooley was retired from the Lima City Schools District in 1992. After retiring, she worked as a scheduling secretary for Cooley Neurosurgical Clinic and was co-owner of Edu-Caterers. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Lima.
She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Ohio University. Mrs. Cooley earned a masterŐs degree from the University of Dayton. She was a past president of the Lima Chapter American Association of University Women, member of the National Education Association and the Retired Teachers Association.
Mrs. Cooley was a 1991 nominee for the Appleseed Ridge Girl Scout Council Golden Paradigm Award.
Survivors include three sons, William M. Cooley, Dr. David (Amanda) Cooley and Kevin (Barbara) Cooley, all of Lima; one daughter, Sharon (Rev. William) Kelley of Goshen; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, William Turner of Cambridge and Thomas Turner of Florida; two half sisters, Marian Hemphill of Huntsville and Eleanor Beacom of Delaware.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, David Antonio Cooley.
Garnet Edward Gregg
Former Bellefontaine Mayor Garnet Edward Gregg, 90, of Lakeview and formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at his residence.
He was born May 3, 1911, in Logan County, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Maier Gregg.
On Dec. 31, 1939, he married Thelma M. Smith, and she preceded him in death March 27, 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Elizabeth (Gerald) Hover of Lakeview and Mona Lou Spangler of Sun City Center, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.
A former city councilman, Mr. Gregg served as mayor of Bellefontaine from 1960 to 1962.
He formerly owned the Central Food Market which was located along west Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine. In addition, he had served as an interim postmaster in Bellefontaine.
Mr. Gregg was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine, BPOElks, the Bellefontaine Masonic Lodge 209, F&AM, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
James H. Lewellen
James H. Lewellen, 69, of Piqua, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He owned the Western Auto Store in Lakeview for 22 years and managed the State Park commissary at Lakeview for seven years.
Born on May 1, 1932, in Hillsboro, he was a son of the late Aaron and Maebelle Jamison Lewellen. He married Hazel M. Bee Kiser on Oct. 2, 1965, in Bellefontaine, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Jayme Bee Samac of Dayton; three grandchildren, Shanda Nygard, Jason Nygard and Justyn Samac; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Nygard and Courtney Nygard.
He was a 1950 graduate of Xenia High School and attended college in Oklahoma. The U.S. Air Force veteran served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners in Dayton and Lakeview. He retired in 1987 after managing the auto and sporting goods departments at K-Mart in Piqua for nine years.
A daughter, Kayleen O. Nygard preceded him in death.
Marjorie Davis, 72, of the Gables at Green Pastures, Marysville, and formerly of Richwood, died at 9:42 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville. She was in failing health for several years.
A native of Richwood, she was born Jan. 19, 1929, a daughter of the late Robert and Glenna Green Stout.
Survivors include five sons, Dan (Rebecca) Davis and Bill (Andrea) Davis, both of Dallas, Roger (Chris) Davis of Indianapolis, and Bob (Darla) Davis and Richard (Ada) Davis, both of San Antonio; one daughter, Glenna (Bob) Broeker of Missouri; two brothers, Paul (Martha) Winkle and Dick (Lois) Winkle, both of Richwood.
Also surviving are one stepsister, Lucille Ledley of Kansas; a stepbrother, Robert (Mary Ellis) Stout Jr. of Marion; and numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
John H. 'Jack' Hines
John H. "Jack" Hines, 75, a resident of Hilltop Drive, Bellefontaine, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Logan Acres.
A native of Logan County, he was born Oct. 9, 1926, a son of the late Burr Hines and Lois Huber Hines Nelson.
On Sept. 26, 1953, in Bellefontaine, he married Margery J. Robison, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jon Hines of Bellefontaine; two daughters, Julie Stephens and Mrs. Jill (Mark) Butler, both of Bellefontaine; one brother, G. Eric Nelson of Bellefontaine; one sister, Ruth (Bob) Jackson of Prudenville, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
One brother is deceased.
Mr. Hines was a manager-supervisor at Carbon Corporation, where he worked for 25 years. He also worked as a dispatcher for Cassens Transport.
A member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Bellefontaine, he also belonged to the BPOElks, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Indian Lake Moose Lodge.
He was an avid Austin Healey enthusiast and member of the Austin Healey Car Club of Miami Valley of Indiana.
Mr. Hines was a former coach for the Hi-Point Baseball Association and was a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Charles Gail Reprogle
Charles Gail Reprogle, 60, of Bellefontaine, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born in Bellefontaine on May 7, 1941, a son of the late Gail C. and Theodosia Weaver Reprogle.
Mr. Reprogle is survived by two sons, Clifton Reprogle and Tony Reprogle, both of Lakeview; one sister, Rosemary Wight of Springfield; four brothers, Robert Reprogle and Donald Reprogle, both of Bellefontaine, Gary Reprogle of Lima and Danny Reprogle of Lakeview.
Two sons, Dale and Chad, preceded him in death.
Faye 'Marie' Rujawitz
Faye "Marie" Rujawitz, 83, of O'Fallon, Ill., died Nov. 17, 2001, at the O'Fallon Health Care Center.
Mrs. Rujawitz was born in Blackford County, Ind. on Feb. 25, 1918, a daughter of the late Archi and Ada Cline Dennings.
She was married to Robert J. Rujawitz Sr. and he preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1977.
Mrs. Rujawitz was a member of the Christ United Church of Christ in Belleville, Ind., and an avid bingo player.
She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth (Vance) Bickham of Bellefontaine; three sons, Clifford (Pat) Bullock of Carlyle, Ill., Gary (Ellen) Rujawitz of Smithton, Ill., and Robert (June) Rujawitz Jr. of Lebanon, Ill.; one sister, Valda Anderson of Hartford City, Ind.; a son-in-law, Larry Lannert of Freeburg, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Trudy Rujawitz and Betty Lannert; two granddaughters; and two grandsons.
Albert 'Dale' Huber
Albert Dale Huber, 77, of 866 Crestview Drive, passed away at 12:36 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was born in Gary, Ind., on Oct. 18, 1924, a son of the late Casper A. and Mary Holderman Huber.
Mr. Huber married the former Betty L. Rundstrom in Gary on Aug. 27, 1949, and she survives.
Mr. Huber worked as an engineer at Carter Steel Fabrication until his retirement in 1989. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine and was associated with the Boy Scouts of America for 35 years, having served as a Scout Master.
Along with his wife, Mr. Huber is survived by one son, Douglas C. (Anne) Huber of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Lori Huber of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and Leslie (Dan) Wells of North Augusta, S.C.; one brother, Henry Huber of Schererville, Ind.; two sisters, Esther (Gene) Patton of Crown Point, Ind., and Martha Grewal of Cedaredge, Colo.; and twin grandchildren, John and Katherine Wells.