Bonnie-Laurie Stuart Carter
Bonnie-Laurie Stuart Carter, 50, of West Liberty, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in a boating accident while visiting family in Baja, Mexico. Her body was found Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, by one of many volunteers, floating off the shore of San Luis, Mexico.
She was born in Idaho on April 21, 1952, a daughter of Pauline May Barclay Stuart (Ronald) Craig, who survives in West Liberty, and the late Charles Edward Stuart. She also was preceded in death by her father- and mother-in-law, Roy M. and Mary K. Bishop Carter.
She has resided in West Liberty since her marriage to Herbert L. Carter on Oct. 23, 1970. He also survives along with a daughter, Karen L. Carter (Jeff) Aldo of Bellefontaine; and a son, Stuart M. Carter, a senior at West Liberty-Salem High School, who plans to join the Coast Guard after graduation.
In addition to her own children, the joys of her life were her grandchildren, Kayla Aldo, Maverick Aldo and Jayden Aldo. She spent much of her time with them at her cottage at Indian Lake Bay Village.
She also is survived by brothers, Barclay Stuart, Bruce (Linda) Stuart, Blair Stuart, Bryan Stuart, Bob "Mickey" Stuart, Buz "Cheyenne" (Kim) Stuart and Brett (Debbie) Stuart; sisters, Bob-Ette Stuart King, Belle "Tinker" Stuart Byers and Becky (Michael) Stuart Heckman; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Jack) Carter Hole and Linda (John) Carter Bell; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She helped her husband with his home repair business in West Liberty for 10 years and was employed by attorney Steve Fansler of West Liberty. Prior to that, she provided child care for many children in the community.
She enjoyed helping others and had spent Christmas Eve taking presents to a Mexican orphanage with family members. During Desert Storm, she sent dozens of sugar cookies to troops and was very patriotic.
Her hobbies included boating, picnics, cross stitching and making crafts.
She enjoyed supporting WL-S school events that her son was involved in and day trips to Dresden with her daughter and granddaughter to embellish her growing collection of Longaberger baskets. She had many friends with whom she talked on the radio.
Edna O. Cox
Edna O. Cox, 90, formerly of St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at Logan Acres.
She was born Jan. 1, 1912, in Allardt, Tenn., a daughter of James H. and Etta J. Buck Guffey.
On April 10, 1929, she married Earl W. Cox, who died Feb. 26, 1980.
Survivors include two daughters, Wilma (Max) Clark of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Janice (Darrel) Wolford of Huntsville; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John Guffey of Moreland, Ind.; and two sisters, Inez Veach of Noblesville, Ind., and Maxine Judy of Chesterfield, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by one son, William Cox; one daughter, Betsy Weaver; one brother, Bennett Guffey; and two grandchildren, Timothy Clark and Susan Wolford.
A homemaker, she enjoyed quilting, gardening and collecting antiques. She was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church, St. Marys.
Marvin William 'Bill' Foster
Marvin William "Bill" Foster, 80, of Quincy, died at 11:32 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Born April 4, 1922, in Sidney, he was a son of the late Clifford D. and Fredora Crumbaugh Foster.
On Oct. 3, 1943, he married Berneda L. Weaver. She preceded him in death Oct. 24, 2001.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center, he retired from Baumfolder's in Sidney after 48 years of service.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilane (Dennis) Fry of Quincy and Julie (Greg) Wick of DeGraff; two sons, Daniel (Sue) Foster of New Market, N.H. and Jeffrey Foster of Quincy; one sister, Althea Clayton of DeGraff; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Iona O. Chandler
Iona O. Chandler, 101, of DeGraff, died at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
A daughter of the late Joseph Alexander and Barbara Ann Burns Gates, she was born Oct. 10, 1901, in Logan County.
She married Harry Orlando Chandler on June 28, 1919, in South Bend, Ind. He died Aug. 1, 1983.
A homemaker, she is survived by five daughters, Jean (Warren) Carey of DeGraff, Anna E. Knife of Lakeview, Juanita (Albert) Silber of Great Falls, Mont., Viola M. (Ralph) Hayward of Springfield and Margaret Hill of Bellefontaine; one sister, Helen Hengsteler of DeGraff; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Harry Lee and Richard Chandler; five brothers, Omer, Sherman, Harlan, Wilbur and William Gates; and one sister, Carrie Thomas.
Hazel Pauline Howell
Hazel Pauline Howell, 91, of Santa Fe, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in her home.
She was born in Stokes Township, Logan County, on July 26, 1911, a daughter of the late Samuel and Nettie Dobie Scott.
On Feb. 24, 1930, she married Jack Howell and he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1961. Three brothers, one grandson and one half brother also preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Doris Mills and Twila Howell, both of Bellefontaine, Velva McDermit of Santa Fe and Donna Herbert of Kansas City, Kan.; three sons, Merle (Billie) Howell of Sidney, Charles Howell of Santa Fe and Gene Howell of Waynesfield; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin (Madeline) Scott of California and Glen (Maxine) Scott of Wapakoneta; and one half brother, Gerald Wills of Lima.
A homemaker, she was retired from Fisher Cheese in Wapakoneta.
Bruce Slade, 84, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
Born Sept. 27, 1918, in Sumrall, Miss., he was a son of the late Felix H. and Cordelia (Herrin) Slade.
Mr. Slade retired in 1980 from the Wyman-Gordon Company in Harvey, Ill.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Bellefontaine.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Lee Slade, whom he married May 22, 1952; one daughter, Janice (Lyman) Gantz of West Liberty; six sisters, Mary Kindred, Bam Sanders, Nell Shoemaker, Lina Fortenberry and Peggy Barclay all of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Dorothy Regan of Columbia, Miss.; two grandchildren, Kyle and Brannon.
He also was preceded in death by one sister, Jimmie Lou Broome; and two brothers, Wayne Slade and Henry Slade.
Audrey J. Akers
Audrey J. Akers, 68, of Bellefontaine, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Champaign County on Jan. 11, 1934, a daughter of the late Ralph and Maggie Mougey Davis.
She was married to Hatler "Rabbit" Akers and he preceded her in death March 2, 2002. She also was preceded in death by one son, Steve Akers; two brothers, Emory and Virgil Carson; and one sister, Frances Edwards.
She is survived by two sons, Jim (Carrie) Akers of DeGraff and William (Debbie) Akers of Bellefontaine; four daughters, Janice Lambert of Bellefontaine, Linda Akers Cook of Eufaula, Ala., Lori (Gary) Green of Fredericksburg, Va., and Garnet (Mike) Alley of Lucasville; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara Weymouth of Odessa, Texas.
The 1952 graduate of Piketon High School was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles and a former member of the Nazarene Church.
She worked as a cook for the Summer Foods program and Logan County Head Start.
Lawrence A. Brunson
Lawrence A. Brunson, 82, formerly of St. Paris, passed away at 11:28 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at the Green Hills Center, West Liberty.
He was born in Huntsville on Jan. 20, 1920, a son of the late Wilson Elva and Bessie Bell Brunson.
A 1937 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, he served as a motor machinist mate second class in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1980, he retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he was a civilian employee in digital computer product management.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Brunson, address unknown; several nieces and nephews, and care giver, Alice Huffman of St. Paris.
His wife, Joyce A. Brunson, whom he married Sept. 15, 1945, preceded him in death Aug. 9, 1996. Also deceased are three sisters, Fannie Parker, Fern Swonger and Ethel Wolfe.
Pauline A. Kirtley
Pauline A. Kirtley, 86, of 21391 State Route 706, Sidney, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in her home.
She was born in Sidney on Feb. 2, 1916, a daughter of the late Homer R. and Nellie R. Clark Clayton.
On Aug. 14, 1938, she married Earl H. Kirtley and he preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1999. A daughter also preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Robert B. Kirtley, Richard E. Kirtley and John P. Kirtley, all of Sidney; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Carl Clayton of Sidney.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Pemberton United Methodist Church and the Stokes Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was a former member of the Unity Grange.