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Miscellaneous Madison County, Ohio Obituaries

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SHUMATE
Freda M. Shumate, 83, of Centerburg, died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, in Coventry Court Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. Born on May 13, 1920, in Mt. Sterling, she was a daughter of Roy and Ethel (Fulton) Butcher. She was a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ. Survivors are two daughters, Beverly Major of Columbus, Christine (David) Morris of Centerburg; three grandchildren, Sarah Letki, Rebecca Fraley, Amanda Major; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred (Howard) Peters, Judith Woosley and Laura Miller, all of London; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Arthur Shumate in 1954; two brothers, Gaylord and Weldon Butcher; two sisters, Lucille and Betty Butcher. Arrangements are being completed by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio, 3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026. Family condolences may be made to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

HOFFINE
Russell Eugene Hoffine, 71, of Plain City, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Doctors Hospital West after an extended illness surrounded by his loving family. Russ was born July 14, 1932, in Milford Center and retired from O.M. Scott and Son. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Plain City, and the Plain City Historical Society. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Mae (Rice) Standley; stepfather, William Standley; father, Martin Hoffine; infant brother, Donald Hoffine; brother, Charles Martin Hoffine; sister, Frances Frazell; granddaughter, Samira "Sammie" Scott. Survivors are his loving wife, Barbara (Buechner) Hoffine, whom he married in 1988; children, Ed (Cindy) Hoffine of Indiana; Sue (Bill) Richards of Ontario, Canada; Charles Wm. Hoffine of Plain City, Pamela Hoffine of Columbus, Anita Jo Hoffine of Plain City; grandchildren, Marie Woolum, Kristi Scott, Timothy Hoffine, Andrea Hoffine, Teagen Carte; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; ex-wives, Virgie I. Hoffine of Grove City, Patsy Hoffine of Plain City, Ruby Hoffine of Marysville. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 8280 Rickard Road, Plain City. Pastor Phil Conrad will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (state Route 161 W.), Plain City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Christian Union or the Plain City Historical Society, 315 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, OH 43064.

HOLLAR
Abbigale Laine Hollar, infant daughter of Warren P. and Megan (Adelsberger) Hollar, was stillborn Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at 2:49 a.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She is survived by her parents of London; maternal grandparents, Paul and Nancy Adelsberger of London; paternal grandparents, Bud and Nana Hollar of Bloomingburg; maternal great-grandparents, Janice Roby of London, John and Joan Adelsberger of London; paternal great-grandparents, Eloise Shrecker of Florida, Anna Mae Hamilton of Washington Court House; aunts, Katie Adelsberger and Karie Adelsberger, both of London; Jodi Wellington of Washington Court House; uncles, Kevin Hollar of Washington Court House, Jason Adelsberger of West Jefferson; great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the RADER-LYNCH AND DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London. The Rev. Sue McClelland will be officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery.

ROGERS
Terry (Henson) Rogers, 53, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in her residence. Born Jan. 19, 1950, in Columbus, she was a daughter of Robert L. and Ruth (Puckett) Henson. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Yoder of London; grandsons, Nathan and Benjamin; her mother, Ruth Henson of London; sisters, Rose (David) Page of Columbus, Joyce (Frank) Ventola of Grove City, Elizabeth (Ernie) Sparks of London; three nieces; five nephews; three great-nieces and six great-nephews; dear friend, Gerald Strait of Ashland. She was preceded in death by her father; one brother; one sister. Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London, from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Dennison Chapel Cemetery, Big Plain. The Rev. Sylvia Hull will be officiating. Family condolences may be made to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

WEBB
James Robert Webb Sr., 70, of Licking, Mo., formerly of London, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2004, in Madison County Hospital. Born in Richlands, Va., he was a son of the late Reece Henderson and Effie Griffith Webb, both of Tayewell County. He spent most of his life in London, and was a building contractor. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Shannon Webb, Buford Webb and Avery "Jack" Webb; two sisters, Georgia Christian and Ruby Boyd. Survivors include daughter, Cheryl Thomas; sons, Jim Jr. (Judy), Dale and David Webb, all of London; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Wells, Beula and Glenn Rose, all of Richlands, Alice and Grady Owens of Swords Creek, Va.; brothers, Tom and Mildred Webb of Roanoke, Va., Grattin and Jackie Webb of Raven; sisters-in-law, Edith Webb, Lucy Webb, Maxine Webb; a host of nieces and nephews. The body was cremated in Columbus.

BOYCE
Donna L. Boyce, 66, of London, died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in the Arbors at London Nursing Home, London. Born Sept. 18, 1937, in Marion, she was a daughter of James Wesley and Alice (Tippett) Woodard. She had belonged to the Summerford Homemakers Club and was an avid craft maker and puzzle solver. Survivors include her husband, Frank D. Boyce; daughters, Jodi (Fred) Chesser of Galloway, Karen (Phillip Wamsley) Boyce of London; son, Gary Boyce of Columbus; sisters, Joyce (Richard) McKenzie of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carol (Larry) Sugg of Fraser, Mich.; sister-in-law, Dianne Boyce of Broken Arrow, Okla.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces, great-nephews; two aunts; several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. The Rev. Nick Gill officiated. Interment followed in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. If they wish friends may make memorial contributions to Madison County Home and Health Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

LEPPLA
Martha Christina "Hux" Leppla, 90, of Cridersville, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in her residence. She was born May 6, 1913, in Madison County, the daughter of John W. and Etta Christina Rader Hux. Both parents are deceased. On Dec. 18, 1938, she married Clyde B. Leppla who died Jan. 9, 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Karlyn K. (Herb) Lauer of Cridersville; a grandson, Paul (Kristen) Lauer of Huber Heights; a brother, Donald Hux of London; four sisters, Velma Welsh Bell of Washington Court House, Helen Miller of Sedalia, Ruth Milstead of Powell, Norma Jean Phillips of North Fort Myers, Fla.; eight nieces and nephews raised as her own, Sharon (Kevin) Gray of Lima, Frank (Charlotte) Hux of Mt. Vernon, Vivian (Don) Collins of Fort Jennings, Glenn (Sylvia) Hux of Celina, Luvina (Ed) Stewart of Middle Point, Perry Hux of Lima, John (Amy) Junkins of Lima. She was preceded in death by four brothers, G. Leonard Hux, J. William Hux, Harold Hux, Earl Hux; three sisters, Mary Mechling, Mildred Hughes, Esther Anderson. Mrs. Leppla was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Church of Lima. She had formerly worked at Mechling Target, Westinghouse Corporation, Leppla Upholstery and the Village Pharmacy. She had volunteered as a guide and reader for the blind. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at BAYLIFF AND SON FUNERAL HOME, Cridersville. The Rev. Randy Boratko will be officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Church, 1017 Richie Ave., Lima, OH 45805.

LITTLE
Linda Lee Little, 58, of West Jefferson, a patient in Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. She was born Sept. 23, 1945, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Roy M. and A. Beatrice (Pack) Little. Linda was employed for over 30 years as a secretary for Ohio State University. She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth L. (Roberta) Little of West Jefferson, Leland L. "Buz" (Brenda) Little of Irvine, Ky.; two uncles, Adrian Pack of Kerrville, Texas, Lindsey Pack of North Hollywood, Calif.; many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in by her parents; a brother, Don R. Little. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main St. West Jefferson. The Rev. Paul Watson will be officiating. Burial will follow in Paint Township Cemetery, London. Family and friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

MEEKER
Lisa Beth Meeker, 43, of Gahanna, formerly of Plain City, left us Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital from a brain aneurysm suffered on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2004. She was born Feb. 15, 1960, in Marysville, the beloved daughter of Dolores Phillips and Edwin L. "Teddy" Meeker of Plain City. Lisa grew up on the family farm where her love of horses and all creatures was nurtured. She was a 1978 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, had been employed by Best Restaurant Equipment and Design for several years. She endeared herself to the customer with her "can do" attitude and attention to detail. She went to great lengths to fill the needs of her customers and made many friends all over the country through her work. She is survived by and sorely missed by her beloved fiancÚ, Ross Shipley; his children, Halley and Clayton Shipley; her mother, Dolores Phillips Meeker; her loving brother, Philip and his wife, Jody, and their children, Lindsay and Tyler Meeker and Laurel Byerly; aunts and uncles, Karen and Lee Haberer, Richard and Elaine Meeker, Jim Meeker, Jack and Eloise Phillips; grandmother, Patricia Meeker; cousins, John Phillips, Kathy Jordan, Leslie Dills, Kent and Kraig Haberer; her "special" aunt, Jean Carpenter Haycock, Raymond and Miriam Shipley, Deb and John Urton, Laura and Mark Robinson; friends, Lori and Angie; her pets, Wags and Oliver. She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin L. "Teddy" Meeker; grandparents, Arthur and Alice Ruth Meeker, Robert and Marie Phillips. We release her to Heaven with our love and she will live in our hearts forever. Lisa danced into the lives of her family, friends, co-workers and clients with her love of life, sense of humor and a generosity of spirit that improved all their lives. "A sun-drenced beach, a hint of coconut oil, a warm breeze to our souls, giving without pause, a foundation for two families and always, always the laughter in our hearts." Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (state Route 161 W.), Plain City, where family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Huntington Disease Society, 490 E. City Park, Columbus, OH 43215. Family condolences may be sent to fergusonfh@netwalk.com.

SILVERMAN
Mildred Virginia Silverman, 81, of West Jefferson, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Arbors West in West Jefferson. She was born March 22, 1923, in Highland County, the daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Kier) Fenner. In 1942 she married Richard Thomas Johnston. Out of this union a daughter, Sandra Brisker was born. Mildred then married Daniel Silverman in 1966. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Columbus. She also was a member of the London FOE Aerie No. 950 Auxiliary and was a past member of the Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary. Mildred is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Gerald Brisker of Galloway; grandchildren Jerry (Anna) Brisker, Linnea (Ronnie "Bama") Clark; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Megan and Amanda Brisker, Macy and Ronnie Clark. She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1946; her second husband in 1969; granddaughter, Tammy Brisker Nelson in 1986. A memorial service will be held at the RADER-LYNCH AND DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

DEACON
Blanch R. Deacon, 86, of West Jefferson, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Arbors West Care Center, West Jefferson. She was born July 4, 1917, in Guernsey County, the daughter of the late Grover and Lena (Barton) Udell. Blanch was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church, a past member of the West Jefferson United Methodist Church, a past employee of Franklin Supply Co., and had retired from the Vision Center of Central Ohio. Blanch was very instrumental in the development of the kindergarten system of the West Jefferson School District, was very active in the March of Dimes and was a member of the Madison County Grange. Blanch was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Richard) Luzader of Columbus; son, Donald Deacon of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Susan Burroughs, Laurie Ralph, Deborah Burge, Robert Deacon; a great-granddaughter, Destiny Deacon; a sister, Florence Leister of Golden, Colo. Blanch was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymon R. Deacon; a sister, Marie Bradley; a brother, Francis Udell. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. Burial of the cremains will follow in Hampton Cemetery.

JESTER
Wayne E. "Bub"/"Jimmy" Jester Jr., 60, went home to be with the Lord and his daughter, Erin, suddenly at home Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. Born Aug. 10, 1943, the only son of Wayne E. Sr. and Violet Jester of West Jefferson. He was a lifetime resident of West Jefferson and a retired contractor. Survivors include his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Roxanne and Jim Doherty; daughter, Rhonda (Jester) Craig of London; three grandchildren; two nephews, Mike and Chris Doherty; lifelong love and companion, Joanna (Jester) Young; three great-nephews; two great-nieces. There will be no funeral or memorial service at his request. In lieu of flowers, any and all donations should be made to the American Cancer Society.


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