James E. Zellner, 59, of Reynoldsburg, died suddenly Jan. 30, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Mansfield, to George M. and Jane F. Zellner.
Surviving are three daughters, Tami (Kerry) Ford, Reynoldsburg, Jami (Jeff) Hensley, Pickerington, and Ami (Larry) Boley, Celina; and five grandchildren.
He was a member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, Willard Jaycees and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, also of Willard. He was past president of the Willard Golf Course.
Services are 7 p.m. Thursday at Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg.
Calling is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the Miss Lake Festival Scholarship Program.
Edward Emil Clementson, 55, 9081 Ohio 49, Celina, died at 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany, to George and Emilie Ruetsch Clementson. On July 21, 1978, he married Nila Green who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Heather, at home; two brothers-in-law, Lyn (Rose) Green and Richard (Pat) Green, all of Celina; and his father-in-law, Paul Green, also of Celina.
He was a corrections officer and a firearms training instructor at the Allen Correctional Institution, Lima, where he had worked 15 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, Celina, and the National Street Rod Association. A 1966 graduate of Rancocus Valley High School in Mount Holly, N.J., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Mark Wakeland officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery with the VFW and American Legion posts conducting military rites.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Thelma Eileen Davidson, 80, 7100 Medford Road, Versailles, died at 1 p.m. Jan. 31, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Uhrichsville, to Russell and Maude Staley Carr. On Nov. 30, 1941, she married Bernard Davidson who died Jan. 16, 2003.
Surviving are a son, John (Naomi) of Wooster, Mass.; a daughter, Linda (James) Pohlman, Versailles; a son-in-law, Dale Armstrong, Russia; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Donna Armstrong; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Woodrow Wilson; and a grandson-in-law.
She was a homemaker, a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella, Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will be at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Former Egypt resident Leroy U. Droesch, 67, 102 VanDemark Road, Sidney, died at 9:58 a.m. Jan. 31, 2004, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
He was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Egypt, to Camillus and Dorothy Rosenbeck Droesch. On May 15, 1960, he married Mary F. Henke who died Sept. 5, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Nickie) of Minster and Jeffery (Robin) of Fort Loramie; a brother, Ralph of Versailles; three sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Hoying, Fort Loramie, Dorie (John) Springer, Tipp City, and Marlene (William) Schrage, Columbus; and three grandchildren.
A brother is deceased.
He retired as an assembler at Ford Motor Co. in Lima in 1987 after 18 years of service. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, and a U.S. Army veteran.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Earl Fernandes officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
Contributions can be made to Heritage Manor.
Melody Ann Weaver, 52, 1101 Yorkshire Court, Celina, died Jan. 30, 2004, at her residence. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born May 4, 1951, in Muncie, Ind., to Claude Pete and Roberta Sears. Her mother survives in Florida. Her husband William Edward Weaver also survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Brock (Sherree) Sturgeon, Shawnee, and William Weaver, Lima; a daughter, Shannon (Shawn) Perry, Celina; four brothers, Claude and Thomas Sears, both of California, Peter Sears, Arkansas, and Bryan Sears, Massachusetts; a sister, Bobby Pratt, Spencerville; and six grandchildren.
She was a housewife.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Robert E. Young, 55, 833 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 a.m. Jan. 31, 2004, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Aug. 31, 1948, in St. Marys, to Charles and Harriet Ball Young. He first married Deborah Petry Smith who survives in St. Marys and later married Peg Beaumont who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert (Imogene) of Columbus and Joseph of Marysville; a daughter, Leslie Angel (Bobby) Winget, St. Marys; a brother, Ronnie (Lori) of St. Marys; five sisters, Mary Toler and Crystal (James) Adkins, all of Wapakoneta, Joyce (Larry) Lindeman, Delphos, Rose Krauss and Ola (Dave) Crist, all of St. Marys; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Drake and Charles, and a sister, Charlene Leonard.
He was a longtime employee of JB Tool Corporation, Wapakoneta, and more recently worked at Wycuff Farms.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Herb Berry officiating. Private burial services will follow.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Norbert F. DeMange, 74, 3493 Miller Road, Russia, died at 7:08 a.m. Feb. 28, 2001 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
He was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Dayton, to Leonard DeMange and Rose (Cardo) DeMange. On Oct. 12, 1948, he married Patricia Monnin, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and their wives, Jim and Donna of Versailles, Joe and Alice of Russia, and Guy and Angela of Yorkshire; four daughters and their husbands, Jane and Marvin Pierron, and Mary and Bob Miller, all of Versailles, Denise and August Otte, Covington, and Dorothy and Mike Litmer, Fort Recovery; a brother and his wife, Lawrence and Mary Lou of Sidney; a sister and her husband, Delores and Lester Beisner, Greenville; and a sister, Joan Large, Houston; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Rita DeMange and Mary Catherine Gephart.
He was retired from Wagner Manufacturing and was a member of Catholic War Veterans and Knights of Columbus, Russia.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, the Rev. Eugene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.