Heather N. Griffor
Heather Nicole Griffor, 19, of Wellington, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, following an auto accident.
She was born Aug. 20, 1983, in Medina and was a resident of Wellington for several years. She was a 2001 graduate of Black River High School and worked at FirstMerit Bank in Lodi as a teller. She enjoyed art drawing and painting.
She is survived by her companion, Brad Kuriger of Wellington; daughter, Tara Kuriger of Wellington; mother and stepfather, Dawn and Greg Williams of West Salem; father, Joseph Griffor of Los Angeles; brother, Shawn Williams of West Salem; maternal grandmother, Arlene Jackson of Marysville; paternal grandparents, Nicholas and Joyce Griffor of Medina; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. The Rev. Tom Keller of Penfield Community Church will officiate.
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Elizabeth L. Haynes
Elizabeth L. Haynes, 90, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Willowood Care Center of Brunswick.
She was born Aug. 19, 1912, and was a homemaker who loved crocheting and attending church.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Bogus; sons, Francis Haynes, Ronald Haynes, Richard Haynes and Eugene Haynes; and sister, Veronica Marovich of San Francisco. She also was a grandmother of many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Haynes.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Private family visiting hours: 11 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
Karen M. Hays
Karen M. Hays (nee Russ), 54, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Cleveland and was employed as a nurse at Pediatric Health Center at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights. She liked gardening and enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and traveling. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Parish.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Hays of Brunswick; daughters, Sandi (Jack) Hays-Flynn of Olmsted Falls and Cheryl (Rex) Phillips of Brunswick; mother, Constance Russ of Garfield Heights; brother, Edward Russ of Brunswick; and granddaughters, Tiffanni and Carmyn Phillips, both of Brunswick.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Russ, and granddaughter, Diane.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Interment: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Charlotte F. Landrum Hottle
Charlotte Fay Landrum Hottle, 57, of Big Prairie, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, following an extended illness.
She was born April 17, 1945, in Frenchburg, Ky., to Albert and Reva (nee Denniston) Landrum.
She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Samuel Hottle; sons, Thomas (Diane) Hottle of Cincinnati, Scott (April) Hottle of Rittman and Michael Hottle of the home; grandchildren, Christopher Michael Hottle, Ciara Devyn Hottle and Kayla Elizabeth Hottle; sisters, Anita Love of Wadsworth, Arlene Landrum of Lodi and Garnett Barauskas of Wadsworth; and brothers, Mike Landrum and Tim Landrum, both of Rittman, and Mark Landrum of Wadsworth.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home, 8612 State Route 39, Millersburg. The Rev. Thomas E. Wallace will officiate.
Burial: East Cemetery, Fredricksburg.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 399, Nashville, OH 44661.
Norman E. Roth
Norman E. Roth, 85, of Rock Falls, Ill., passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at CGH Medical Center.
Mr. Roth was born June 10, 1917, in Chicago, the son of Max and Minnie (nee Petersen) Roth. He married Ellen M. Young on May 27, 1938, in Chicago. He was employed by RB&W in Rock Falls prior to farming in the rural Tampico and Nelson, Ill., area. He retired from General Electric in Morrison, Ill., in 1981. He served as a sergeant in the Army at the atomic bomb project in Los Alamos, N.M., during World War II. He was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church for more than 40 years and a member of Rock Falls American Legion Post 902.
He is survived by his son, Jerold (Karen) Roth of Medina; daughters, Sharon (David) Siex of Sterling, Ill., Susan (Richard) Jacobs of Freeport, Ill.; brothers, George (Lucy) Roth of Tavares, Fla., and Dr. Ted (Peggy) Roth of Longview, Wash.; sister, Mildred Smola of Chicago; grandchildren, Janine Scandlon, Angela Arthur, Andrea Riley, Jeffrey Roth, Jonathan Roth, Curtis Siex, Jill Siex, Melissa Jacobs and Bradley Jacobs; and great-grandchildren, Caryn Scandlon and Kent Scandlon, Will Arthur, Weslea Arthur, Wyatt Arthur and Abbie Siex.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen, on March 26, 2000, and sister, Gertrude Krol.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Schilling Funeral Home, 702 First Avenue, Sterling.
Burial: Oak Knoll Memorial Park.
Visiting hours: 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established.
Luther G. Green
Luther Gay Green, 75, of Webster Springs, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Webster Memorial Hospital, Webster Springs, following a long illness.
Lola M. Greenfield
Lola M. Greenfield (nee Dillner), 85, of Medina, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Medina.
She was born April 29, 1917, in Toronto and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Greenfield is survived by her loving daughter, Criss (John) Richwine of Medina; sister, Gloria Phillips of Wilmington, Del.; granddaughters, Lisa Richwine, Jennifer Richwine Patrick and Cherie Richwine; great-grandson, Evan Patrick; and great-granddaughter, Hollyn Patrick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Milmore, and parents, Kinute Algott and Lydia (nee Hyttinen) Dillner.
Graveside service and interment: 11 a.m. Monday at Silverbrook Cemetery in Wilmington.
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road), Medina.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Loretta Hall, 81, of Warren, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Health Center in Warren.
She was born Dec. 17, 1920, in United, Pa. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Terry L. (Trudy) Hall; daughter, Diana Jean (George) Hoover; sister, Luella Lake; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Floie May (Eakins) Whitlock; husband, Arlie B. Hall in 1992; sons, Lawrence Erwin Hall, Clarence Hall and Russell Hall; and daughters, Naomi Ruth Oller and Connie.
Services will be held at a later date.
Burial: North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson Township.
Arrangements were made by Carlson Funeral Home, 8382 Center St, Garrettsville.
Ruth M. Henrick
Ruth M. Henrick (nee Slack), 85, of Cleveland, passed away.
Mrs. Henrick was the last remaining charter member of Puritas Lutheran Church. She was a bird watcher and wildlife lover. Mrs. Henrick enjoyed card playing, bingo and traveling.
She was the dear mother of Dolores Nelson (Torval) of Annandale, Va., Carol Muhlbach of Brunswick, Sylvia Wolff (Timothy) of Parma; daughter-in-law Meg Henrick of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; grandmother of 13; and great-grandmother of 20.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas A. Henrick; son, Thomas W. Henrick; and brother, Howard Slack.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the memorial park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Puritas Lutheran Church, 13812 Bellaire Road, Cleveland, 44135.
Arrangements by Dostal Funeral Services.
Sharon A. Hilton
Sharon A. Hilton, 50, of Chatham Township, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in Chatham Township.
She was born April 3, 1952, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 15 years. Mrs. Hilton was employed for 14 years for AT&T. She was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Hilton is survived by her husband, Michael S. Hilton of Chatham Township; sons, William A. Martynuska of Atlanta, Ga., and Mick Hilton of Chatham Township; daughter, Kelly A. (Chris) Kraker of Brunswick; father, Andrew Stefanik of Cleveland; granddaughters, Charlie and Alyssa Ann; and brothers, Andrew Stefanik of Columbus and Ronald Stefanik of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anne R. Stefanik.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Monday at Christ Church, 19543 Lunn Road, Strongsville. The Rev. Paul Kraker will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, 44119, or the American Lung Association, 1621 Euclid Ave., #930, Cleveland, 44115.
Arrangements by Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Isaac N. Obstler
Infant Isaac N. Obstler, of Spencer, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Akron.
He is survived by his parents, Jesse D. and Katie A. (nee Abrams) Obstler; sister, Hanna E. Obstler, brother, Jacob M. Haskins; and grandparents, Susan E. and Lester W. Abrams of Medina, and Alan H. and Hanna G. Obstler of Kinnelon, N.J.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Spring Grove Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visitation: half-hour prior to service at the chapel.
Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, is handling arrangements.