Dorothy C. Wentling
Dorothy C. Wentling, 87, longtime resident of Westlake, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001.
Mrs. Wentling was the dear mother of Harvey D. (Mary) and Judith D. (Richard) Reese; beloved grandmother of Laura, Timothy D., Cheryl, Christine, Dawn, Thomas, David, Donna and Douglas; and great-grandmother of 15.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey C., and the beloved sister of the late Marion Kemna.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Elsie E. Estep
Elsie E. Estep (nee Oberfelt), 96, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Willowood Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 12, 1905, in Wheeling, W.Va. Mrs. Estep was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Clyde R. Estep Jr. of Brunswick, and Robert L. Estep Jr. of Georgia; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde R. Estep Sr., and son, William Estep.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Cindy M. Hillrich
Cindy M. Hillrich, 34, of Medina, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service of Akron.
She was born May 5, 1967, in Akron, and was a Medina resident for 12 years. Mrs. Hillrich was a homemaker. She was a member of the German Family Society of Akron, the German-American Cultural Center of North Olmsted and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Hillrich is survived by her husband, Richard Hillrich of Medina; son, Richard W. Hillrich of Medina; daughter, Stefani K. Hillrich of Medina; mother, Katharina (nee Straub) Meindl of Akron; brother, Frederick Meindl of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sisters, Erika Leipold of Charlotte, N.C., Elisabeth Wilson of Hartville, Rosemary Plesz of Akron and Heidi Meindl of Los Angeles.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fritz Meindl.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Medina.
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road), Medina.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333.
Ruth M. Hetman
Ruth M. Hetman, 70, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, in Akron.
She was born May 29, 1931, in Cleveland, and was a Medina County resident for 46 years. Mrs. Hetman was a bookkeeper for Alson Jewel.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Marie and Christopher Hetman, and brother-in-law, David (Sandra) Ratajczyk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J., and son, Carl C.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road. Father Robert Pfeiffer will officiate.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 36 Weathervane #300c, Akron, 44301.
Nelson F. McGuire
Nelson F. McGuire, 77, of Wadsworth, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a Medina County resident all of his life. He was owner and fabricator of visual vacuum filters of Dave Thompson Inc. for 40 years. Mr. McGuire was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church and was active in many church activities. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and reading.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lucille, of Wadsworth; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary (Martha) McGuire of Richfield and Alan (Patty Rohrer) McGuire of Wadsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Karen (Bill) Siffert of Wadsworth; sister, Opal McDermott of Lodi; brothers, Myron and Ralph McGuire, both of Seville; and one very special granddaughter, Kaylee Siffert of Seville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Cora Beck McGuire.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Acme Road, Seville.
Interment and graveside services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jerusalem Evangelical Church Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Keller will officiate.
Visiting hours: one hour prior to church service Sunday in the church narthex.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 9282 Acme Road, Seville, 44273.
Armstrong Waite Funeral Home, Seville, handled arrangements.
Edward O. Nutter
Edward O. Nutter, 79, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 12, 1922, in Carbon Hills, Ohio, where he resided until moving to Elyria in 1940. He was employed as a foreman by York International in Elyria for 42 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the American Legion Post 12 in Elyria. He and his wife, Helen, raised rabbits for 20 years. They were members of the Lorain County Rabbit & Cary Club in Wellington and the of Ohio Rabbit Club. They also worked in the antique department at the Lorain County Fair for 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He supported his son, who coached the New Philadelphia and Medina Buckeye wrestling teams, which his grandsons participated on. He was very involved with his grandchildren's school, sporting and extracurricular activities. Mr. Nutter served in the South Pacific with the Marines 4th Division during World War II. He was at Iwo Jima when the flag was raised and he served with the military police.
He is survived by his wife of 55 1/2 years, Helen (nee Slusher); daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Richard Vayhinger of Columbus, Barbara and Rob Brewer of Elyria; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Gail Nutter of New Philadelphia; eight grandchildren; three step-grandsons; one great-grandchild; sisters, Leona Prieve and Berta Kovach, both of Gordonsville, W.Va.; and brother, Delbert of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Effie (nee O'Hare) Nutter, and four brothers.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Bauer Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge, Elyria. The Rev. Charles Keese, pastor of Midway Baptist Church in Elyria, will officiate.
Burial: Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the American Legion Post 12 of Elyria will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
Allen P. Oblak
Allen P. Oblak, 72, of Medina, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Medina General Hospital due to a sudden illness.
He was born in Cleveland and resided in Medina since 1970. Mr. Oblak graduated from Medina High School in 1947. He retired from American Greetings Corp. in Cleveland after 32 years of service. He served his country in the Air Force prior to graduating from Heidelberg College.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joy Oblak; children, Paul (Martha) Oblak, Jeff (Nancy) Oblak and Tracy (Steven) Rusk; grandchildren, Christina, Michelle, Lauren, Lexie, Julie and Sadie; nephews, Alan (Joan) Creasman, Jim (Terry) Creasman and Jeff Creasman; niece, Allyson Creasman; and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Joseph Creasman, and parents, Paul and Florence Oblak.
A fellowship and remembrance time for family and friends will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Weymouth Community Church, 3398 S. Weymouth Road, Medina.
Memorial contributions may be made to Life Action Ministries, P.O. Box 31, Buchanan, MI 49107, or a charity of one's choice.
The Cremation Society of Ohio will be handling arrangements.
David M. Wish
David M. Wish, 52, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born July 8, 1949, in Cleveland. Mr. Wish was a member of UAW Local 1250 and a former coach for St. Ambrose sports programs. He was a machine operator at Ford Motor Co.
He is survived by his sons, Michael Wish and Joseph Wish, both of Brunswick; daughter, Jessica Marie Wish of Brunswick; sisters, Barbara (David) Bostwick of Cleveland, Joyce (Kenneth) Lochner of North Ridgeville and Lisa (Thomas) Carpenter of Fairview Park; many nieces and nephews; and two grandnieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela (nee Kuonen) Wish.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Marilyn J. Roe
Marilyn J. Roe, 76, of Spencer, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Akron on Sept. 23, 1925, to Clarence W. and Helen G. Biller Angel and resided in Spencer for the past 47 years. Mrs. Roe was a librarian for the Medina County District Library, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Spencer United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Sullivan Chapter 499 and Spencer Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Roe is survived by her sons, Daniel Roe of Columbus, Wis., David Roe of Estacada, Ore. and Dale Roe of New Lexington, Ohio; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Robert Angel.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer.
Burial: Spencer Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where Eastern Star service will be 8:45 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Ohio Affiliate Inc., Northeast Ohio Service Center, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron 44302.
Rosemary Phillips, 72, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Medina Township and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. She was a homemaker and was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Medina General.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, Herbert D. Phillips of Medina; son, Wayne D. (Bonnie) Phillips of Medina; daughters, Gail J. Phillips and Karen (Gordon) Stallings, both of Medina; grandchildren, Joshua (Melanie) and Nathan Stallings and Wayne Jr. (Kyle) and Heather Phillips; great-grandchildren, Cory Stallings, Gage Depew and Kirsten Phillips; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Janice Hartman and Norma Caris, and brothers, Waren and Lyle Caris.
Private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.