Beverly J. Polansky
Beverly Jean Polansky, 64, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001, at home following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Brownsville, Pa., and was a Brunswick resident for 34 years, formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Polansky was employed as a supervisor in the laundry department at Willowood Nursing Home. She was a home health aide companion and worked at Renaissance Nursing Home and Altenheim Nursing Home. She was a member of AARP for 10 years and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Mrs. Polansky loved to cook and volunteer with nursing home elders. Her family and friends were most important to her. She enjoyed reading and trying to decipher the Bible, shopping, taking care of stray animals, going to the markets and garage sales and helping others in need or less fortunate.
She is survived by her husband, Edward of Brunswick; daughter, Tracy (Darrin) Wahl of Brunswick; and sister, Shirley (Chuck) Lucas of Weirton, W.Va. She was a beloved sister-in-law and loving aunt and great-aunt of many .
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elizabeth Dudzak.
Mass of Resurrection: 10 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Hilkert will officiate.
Interment: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth V. Ream
Kenneth V. Ream, 80, of Medina, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at his home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Sharon Township to Vern and Miriam Kaufman. Mr. Ream was a Medina County resident most of his life, residing four years in Wayne County. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and bus driver, retiring after 24 years with the Cloverleaf school system. Mr. Ream was a member of Northside Christian Church, AARP, York Farm Council and Medina County Gideons.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth (nee Overholt) Ream; sons, Howard (Shirley) Ream of Wayne County and Norman (Linda) Ream of Smithville; daughter, Laura (Bruce) Raber of Lodi; grandchildren, Michele (John) Workman and Kari Ream, both of Wooster, Russell (Michelle) Ream, Jessica Ream and Clay Ream, all of Burbank, Becky (Doug) Eller of Harris, Mo., Betsy, Joe and Seth Ream, all of Smithville, Christina and Mary Panoska, both of Lodi, and Matthew Panoska of Akron; twin sister, Kathryn Pursley of Stow; sisters, Hazel Kramer and Marjorie (Stanley) Raw, both of Sharon; and his loving church family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles, and an infant sister, Shirley.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Robin Hart will officiate.
Burial: Waltz Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Northside Christian Church, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth, 44281-9214, and Medina County Gideons, P.O. Box 1063, Medina, 44258.
Billie Jo Schuck
Billie Jo "B.J." Schuck, 49, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born March 16, 1952, in Kentucky to Tommy and Mellie Ramey and lived in the Spencer area most of her life. Mrs. Schuck was employed as an account manager with Rubbermaid in Wooster for 15 years. She was a 1970 graduate of Black River High School and a member of Spencer United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; son, Jonathan (Sherrie) Schuck of Westland, Mich.; parents, Tommy and Mellie Ramey of Spencer; and brothers, Ed (Patty) Ramey of Lodi and Donald (Colette) Ramey of Polk.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St. The Rev. Jim Ellison of Spencer will officiate.
Burial: Spencer Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the B.J. Schuck Memorial Fund, c/o Spencer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 125, 201 E. Main St., Spencer, 44275.
Gerald P. Vanke
Gerald P. Vanke, 81, passed away Monday, May 14, 2001.
He was born June 10, 1919, in Akron. Mr. Vanke was a barber in Sharon Center for more than 25 years. He was a former trustee and a member of Masonic Lodge in Wadsworth. Mr. Vanke served in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eva Jean; son, Donald J. (Ruth) Vanke of Strongsville; daughters, Sally L. (John) Cooper and Grace L. Abbott, both of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Brent, Aaron and Troy Vanke, Greg (Dena) Joy, Becky (Jym) Nester, and Debbie and Nancy Abbott; great-grandchildren, Monique and Christian Joy, and Carmen and Olivia Nester; sisters, Charlotte Pamer and Eleanor (Wade) Chrisman; sisters-in-law, Orpha Vanke, Ruth Vanke and Audrey Vanke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Richard D. Joy.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home, 7984 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Wadsworth. Pastor Jeremy Wood will officiate.
Burial: Sharon Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Center or the Alzheimer's Society.
Robert Yuhas of Liverpool Township died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born April 23, 1928, in Youngstown. Mr. Yuhas was employed as an engineer at B&O for 28 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He coached in the Brunswick Babe Ruth League. Paul O'Day scouted Robert for the Cleveland Indians out of high school for the playing season 1948 through 1950 before being drafted into the Army. Mr. Yuhas enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He served in the Army 4th Reconn Co. during the Korean War.
Mr. Yuhas is survived by his wife, Eleaner of Liverpool; sons, Keith (Diana) of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Scott of Liverpool; daughter, Elizabeth Antalacy of California; and grandchildren, Tyler, Kendall and Emily.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. Father John Valencheck will officiate.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 135, Medina, 44258.
Norman C. Biehl
Norman C. Biehl, 85, of Valley City, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Life Care Center of Medina.
He was born in Cleveland and moved to Valley City in 1963. Mr. Biehl was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley City. He was a supervisor of the former George Worthington Hardware in Cleveland and worked security for the National Air Raid on the west side of Cleveland from 1940 to 1943. Mr. Biehl loved animals, stamp collecting, cooking and horticulture.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (nee Hoehn), whom he married on June 15, 1963; cousins, Aldine Hadsell of North Ridgeville and Florence Tomasallo of Cleveland; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wolff and Margaret Hibler, both of Valley City; brothers-in-law, Wally Hoehn and Richard Westlake, both of Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1377 Lester Road, Valley City. The Rev. Dennis Murawski will officiate.
Burial: St. Paul Church Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Memorial suggested, if desired, to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Mary A. Carver Buettner
Mary A. Carver Buettner, 90, of Medina, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Samaritan Care Center of Medina.
She was born on Kelly's Island and resided in the South Euclid-Cleveland area prior to moving to Medina County in 1950. Mrs. Buettner lived most of her life in Medina County, except for six years in Taveres, Fla. She was a homemaker and member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mrs. Buettner worked as a bookkeeper for her sons, Ken and Dick Carver, at the Tebbit's Beverage Store in Medina for many years.
She is survived by her sons, Donald (Edna) Carver and Richard (Dianna) Carver, both of York Township, Norman (Elaine) Carver of Estes Park, Colo., Kenneth (Marilyn) Carver of Medina, David (Diane) Carver of Eustus, Fla., and Chris (Kristine) Carver of Medina; daughter-in-law, Sandy Carver of Lake Mary, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Julie Werkheiser of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 40 years, William Carver; son, William Carver Jr.; second husband, Louis Buettner; and brothers, Joseph Palco and John Palcho.
Burial: York Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Thelma O. Johnson
Thelma O. Johnson, 91, of Creston, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She was born in West Virginia and moved to Litchfield Township in 1957. She lived there until moving to Creston in 1992. Mrs. Johnson worked at the Medina Laundry from 1958 to 1966. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and gardening.
She is survived by her children, Cora Brown of Tennessee, Elsie Badgett of New Philadelphia, Myers Johnson of Hondo, Texas, and Jene Johnson of Creston; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Johnson, in 1991; son, Earl Johnson; and daughters, Lois, Shirley and Elva Johnson.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. David Shimp will officiate.
Burial: Litchfield Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Kathleen M. Mabry
Kathleen M. Mabry, 93, of Lodi, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Reigate, England on Nov. 8, 1907, the daughter of Charles and Mary Hadley. She was raised in Cleveland, where she graduated from East Tech High School and later worked at Halle Bros. Department Store. Mrs. Mabry resided in Lodi since 1936, where she was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church, Lodi Community Hospital Auxiliary and was a former member of the Lodi-Cloverleaf school board for 14 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Raymond of Missouri; son, Charles (Ramona) Mabry of Lodi; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry Mabry, in 1969, and sister, Elsie Robeck.
According to her wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lodi United Methodist Church, 320 Medina St. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lodi Community Hospital, 225 Elyria St., Lodi, 44254.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.