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Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

Elizabeth C. ``Betty'' Sackett
Elizabeth C. ``Betty'' Sackett, 77, of Randolph, died Thursday at the Alliance Community Hospital. Born October 4, 1920, in Norton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth (Kungle) Kiss. Mrs. Sackett was the owner of Kiss Market of Randolph. She was a member of the Randolph United Methodist Church and the Ladies Cemetery Association of Randolph. Survivors include her husband, Elmore ``Bud'' Sackett; daughters, Sandra Sackett (Kenneth) Purser of Matthews, N.C., and Katherine (David) Miller of Randolph; grandchildren, Matthew Miller, Courtney Miller and Lacey Miller, all of Randolph. She was preceded in death by a son, Francis John ``Frankie'' Sackett, in 1953, and brothers, George and John Kiss. Friends will be received form 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment at Hillside Cemetery of Randolph. Donations may be made to either the Atwater or the Randolph Fire Department Rescue Squad. (Wood-Kortright, Ravenna, 296-6436.)

Norma J. Sams
Norma J. Sams, 69, passed away May 4, 1998. Born in Akron, she was a life resident of the area, and a member of the Akron Baptist Temple. Mrs. Sams is survived by her husband, Jerrel ``Roy'' Sams; son, Jerry (Lynne) Sams of Green; daughters, Linda DeMastus and Becky (Paul) Stockhausen of Kingston, Jamaica; grandchildren, Tammy, Troy, Justin, and Julie; and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Katelyn. Chapel services and burial will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at Hillside Memorial Park, 1025 Canton Rd., Akron, with Dr. Charles F. Billington officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Akron Baptist Temple Building Fund, 2324 Manchester Rd., Akron 44314. (Hopkins Lawver, Uniontown, 733-6271.)

Rose M. Santos
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Rose M. Santos, 84, died May 10, 1998. She was born in Cuyahoga Falls and had been a resident of Cuyahoga Falls and Stow all of her life. She retired from Uniwear, Inc. with 30 years service, and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Falls Cancer Club for 28 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C., and is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Janet Santos of Tallmadge, Frank and Sandra Santos of Cuyahoga Falls, William Santos and his fiancee, Patricia Capron of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren, Cheryl and Frank Andrassy, Cathy and Jim Thompson, Scott and Connie Santos, Kevin and Pam Santos, Sheri Shutsa, Timothy Santos, and Michelle and Stan Rhodes; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Bessie Mayer of Cuyahoga Falls; and brother, Frank DeFago of Akron. Friends may call at the McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home, at Third Street one block north of Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the Falls Cancer Club, P.O. Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls 44223. (McGowan-Reid & Santos, 928-1313.)

Glenn H. Schellenberger
BARBERTON -- Glenn Harry Schellenberger, 71, died May 9, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Akron and resided in Barberton for the last 40 years. He was employed with Eaton Corp. (formerly Fawick-Flexi-Grip) in Copley with 30 years service. He was also employed with Ron's Sohio at Romig and Wooster Avenue for 11 years. His last employment was with Malco Products for seven years. He retired nine years ago. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Leroy Lucas, Ronald and Clifford Denning; sister, Alice Schellenberger; best friend, Ed Stanley. He is survived by wife of 51 years, Thelma; daughters, Gloria (George) Antal of Copley, Carol (Brian) Canale of Green, Elaine (Mike) Craft of Akron, Barbara (Bob) Chapman of Barberton, and Marilyn (Wigh) Kovacs, whom he always referred to as his fifth daughter; grandchildren, George, David, and Michelle Antal, Stacy (Pat) McCulligan, Shawna Powell and fiance, Brad Angeloff, Cyndi Powell, Katelyn Craft, Jennifer and Roby Chapman; great-granddaughters, Madison and Carson McCulligan; sister, Ruth (Harry) Bolda of Lincoln Park, Mich. Funeral services Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the Hahn Funeral Home, with Brian Canale officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation TONIGHT, 6 to 9. (HAHN, Barberton, 825-2467.)

Ruth Louella Schmidt
Ruth Louella Schmidt, 91, a resident of Brewster Park Nursing Home, died Friday in the home after a period of declining health. She was born in Stark County, Ohio, the daughter of the late William H. and Mellie M. Seibert Ax. A homemaker, she was a life resident of the area, and a member of Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church in North Lawrence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Schmidt, on Nov. 17, 1991; she is survived by one son, Rev. Fred A. Schmidt, Jr., of Tallmadge, Ohio; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held in Chapel of the Cross, United Methodist Church, North Lawrence, on Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Douglas Meek officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Union Cemetery, Strasburg, Ohio. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lantzer Funeral Home, Beach City, Ohio, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be made to Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, 14411 Orville St., North Lawrence, Ohio 44666. (Lantzer, (330)756-2121.)

Philip G. Schoenfeld
Philip G. Schoenfeld, 80, of Green, died April 30, 1998. Born in Akron, he was a life resident of the area. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and retired from the Shanafelt Manufacturing Company. He is survived by wife of 52 years, Martha; sons, Charles Midcap of Akron and Jacob (Renee) Schoenfeld of Green; daughter, Sandra (Joseph) Silasi of Green; many nieces, nephews and friends; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Route 619). Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Schwalenberg officiating. Interment at East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Schermeser, City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.)

Ralph ``Scotty'' Scott
SHARON TOWNSHIP -- Ralph ``Scotty'' Scott, 77, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Wasdworth-Rittman Hospital, after a lengthy and courageous battle with diabetes. Mr. Scott was born in Akron, and resided in Sharon Township for 54 years. He was a 1938 graduate of Central High School in Akron, where he was an All-City athlete, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball, which resulted in an offer to play for the Cleveland Indians. Instead, he entered the Navy and served 13 months overseas during World War II, mostly in Guam and Iwo Jima. Mr. Scott worked as a journeyman machinist at Admiral Machine and retired in 1982 from General Electric in Independence. He was also a trainer-driver, racing standard-bred harness horses for several years at Northfield Park. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed country-western music. Mr. Scott was preceded in death by parents, Ethel and Ralph Scott. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 54 years, Jane; and his family, daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Mark Kyner of Wadsworth, Sandra and Mike Delia of Brunswick; son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Shivon of Bucyrus; granddaughters, Jennifer, Rebecca, Martha, Michelle, and Kasey; grandsons, Michael and Clay; and great-grandson, Brett.
``May the Lord Welcome You Home.''
Funeral services Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to services, Pastor Bruce Philippi officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Wyatt H. Shy
Wyatt H. Shy, 55, passed away May 4, 1998, at Akron City Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at 10:30 a.m., at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Richard Bradford officiating. Interment at Mount Peace Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

Benton David ``Pete'' Sigmon Jr.
CANAL FULTON -- Benton David ``Pete'' Sigmon Jr., 45, of Canal Fulton, died early Sunday morning at his residence, after a brief illness. Born in Clinton, N. C., he had resided here for the past 20 years. Pete was senior customer representative for ABB Service of Massillon, and had previously worked for the Hannon Electric Co. for 18 years. Pete also served in the U. S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his father, Benton D. Sigmon Sr.; stepfather, Rev. William J. Godwin; brother, Billy Godwin. He is survived by his wife, Susan B. Sigmon of the residence; daughter, Abigail M. Sigmon; son, Joshua D. Sigmon; mother, Ann Sigmon Godwin of Four Oaks, N. C.; mother-in-law, Virginia Harper of Canton; sisters, Carol S. Anderson of Four Oaks, N. C.; Jewelle S. Norris of Benson, N. C.; and Debbie Sigmon Jackson of Kenly, N. C.; brothers, Ron Godwin of Benson, N. C., Don Godwin of Knightdale, N. C., and Ed Godwin of Clayton, N. C.; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Tania Harper of Louisville, Ohio; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home, 710 TUSCARAWAS ST. W., with Rev. Bruce G. Boak officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Maneo, N. C. 27954. ``Pete was a loving husband and father and a true gentleman.'' (Shriver, 455-0349.)

Candace Sue Smith
Candace Sue Smith went home to be with the Lord after a sudden death. She was born in Akron and lived here all her life. Those who knew her knew what a beautiful person she was. She was preceded in death by her mother, JoAnn Smith ``98''; father, James L. Smith ``86''; and sister, Helen. She is survived by her children, Barry Arp and Anthony ``Tony'' W. Arp, Jeff L. Brown, and Leanne D. Arp; brothers, Jamie (Edie) and Motor; sisters, Nancy and JoDee. She had 10 beautiful grandchildren, including special grandson, Stephen. Our mother will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place. (CREMATION SOCIETY OF OHIO, 535-1012.)

Nicholas J. (Nick) Smith
RITTMAN -- Nicholas J. (Nick) Smith, 19, of Rittman, died May 8, 1998, at Akron City Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born in Barberton and lived his life in Rittman. He was a 1996 graduate of Rittman High School. He was employed at Premier Pontiac and was a member of RAWIGA Country Club. Surviving are his parents, James (Jamie) and Debbie (Corp) Smith; a brother, Scott of Rittman; grandparents, Lee and Marilyn Corp of Rittman and Wilda and Charles Bender of Caldwell; and aunts and uncles, Jerry and Melinda Corp and Dennis and Wendy Pelfrey, all of Rittman, Rob and Gail Ault of Millersburg, and Tim and Pam Smith of Caldwell. His grandfather, James H. Smith, Sr. died in 1989. Services will be held Monday at 11 A.M. from the Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Bud Olszewski will officiate with burial in Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman. Memorials may be made to the Nick Smith Fund, c/o Chippewa Valley Bank, P.O. Box 68, Rittman, 44270. (Gillman, 925-2911.)

Margaret M. Soergel
Margaret M. Soergel, 83, of Akron, passed away May 12, 1998. She was an area resident most of her life, and attended the Akron Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by husband, Walter R. Soergel Sr., in 1992, she is survived by children, Walter R. Soergel Jr. of Akron, JoAnn Raley of Tallmadge, Jill Davis of Akron; grandchildren, Debra Joliat, Diane Wood, Jerry and Christopher Bedford, and Janet Krites; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Amanda, and Jessica Joliat, Zachary and Nathaniel Wood, and Kirk and Luke Bedford; sister, Leona Wagner of Alliance. Funeral services Saturday, 12 noon, at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 811 Grant St., Rev. Lee Miller officiating. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Akron--Grant Street, 253-8121.)

Theona Solomon
CANTON -- Theona Solomon, 82, died Tuesday afternoon, May 5, 1998, at the House of Lareto. Born Feb. 26, 1916, in Cleveland, to the late Louis and Fannie (Meyers) Heller, she was formerly of Akron and had been a Canton resident since 1986. Mrs. Solomon was a member of Temple Israel and also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 190. She was preceded in death by daughter, Joan M. Solomon, in 1982, and is survived by daughters, Ruth Solomon of Concordia, Mo., and Rochelle Lieberman of Akron; grandsons, Robert and Joseph Lieberman; and brother, Milton Heller of Miami, Fla. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m., at West Lawn Cemetery, with Rabbi John Spitzer officiating. The Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Arnold, 456-7291.)

Pansy M. Sparks
RITTMAN -- Pansy M. Sparks, 87, of Rittman, died May 10, 1998, at her home. She was born in Ft. Gay, W. Va., and lived most of her life in Rittman. She was a member of the Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene. Her husband, Joe Sparks, died in 1993. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Judy) Emery of Rittman and Mrs. Kenneth (Betty Jo) Berger of Miami, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristalyn Huff, Melinda Corp, Cheryl Arnold, Scott and Kipton Berger, and Heather Parker; six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Stanley A. Ward officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services. (Gillman, 925-2911.)

Tommie Springs
Tommie Springs died May 12. Arrangements to be announced. (Marco Sommerville, 836-2725.)

Alice Moore Stacy
Alice Moore Stacy, 96, of Akron, formerly of Lafayette, Ind., died at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Copley Healthcare. Born Aug. 7, 1901, in Lafayette, she had lived in Akron since 1923. She married Russell M. Stacy in 1923 in Lafayette; he preceded her in death July 9, 1959. Mr. Stacy had been an executive for Firestone Tire & Rubber. She was also preceded in death by son, Russell M. Stacy Jr., and is survived by daughter-in-law, Maria Vasili Stacy of Shreveport, La.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stacy attended Purdue University. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Leonare Hall Auxiliary of Daughters of Divine Charity, Akron Chapter of Mary Knoll Fathers, Elm Hills Garden Club, Akron Woman's City Club, Women's Chapter of National Aeronautics, and ZTA Alumnae Chapter D.A.R. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home (1-765-742-7302). Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Fr. Tim Alkire officiating. Interment at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Those desiring may contribute in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Ann L. Stacy
Ann L. Stacy, 81, passed away at Akron General Medical Hospital on May 11, 1998. She was born July 4, 1916, in Syracuse, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Duckworth. Mrs. Stacy was a member of the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Richard Bishop; son, Ralph Stacy; brother, Bob Duckworth; granddaughters, Tracy Bishop and Krystal Bishop. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; and three sisters. Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist Road). Funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, 1767 Goodyear Blvd., with Pastor Larry Cook officiating. If desired, contributions may be directed to Goodyear Heights Baptist Memorial Fund. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. (Farley, 784-3334.)

George E. Stacy
George E. Stacy, 70, of Akron, passed away Thursday morning, April 30, 1998. Born in Woodsfield, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 1927, to his parents, the late John W. and Vera M. Stacy, he lived most of his life in the Canton area, moving to Akron 25 years ago. Mr. Stacy was a retired employee of Kempthorn Motors, retiring in 1992 after 43 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 44 and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Stacy of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Barbara Stacy of Lakeland, Fla., John Stacy of Canton, Joe and Susan Stacy of Canton, Mike and Chris Stacy of Canfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Veronica and Lester Sickafoose of Louisville, Ohio, Valerie and Dean Flory of Canton, Lori and John Hall of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Watson and Ally Stacy of Canton, Carl and June Stacy of Massillon. There are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also surviving. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 1:30 p.m., at the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour prior to services, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Hospice, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333. (Reed, 477-6721.)

Dr. Gale M. Staton
WADSWORTH -- Dr. Gale M. Staton, 83, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Wadsworth- Rittman Hospital. Born in Marion, Ind., Dr. Staton moved to Wadsworth in 1948, where he was a chiropractor for 50 years. He was a member of the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II, and a graduate of the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Ill., in 1947. Dr. Staton was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Seville Masonic Lodge 74, Wadsworth Rotary Club, American, Ohio State, and Summit County chiropractic associations, Alumni Association of National College, board of directors of Ohio Chiropractic Physicians Association, and was elected into the Chiropractic Hall of Fame in Columbus in 1993. He was also a chiropractic examiner under jurisdiction of the Ohio State Medical Board since 1961, chairman, Chiropractic Advisory Committee to Ohio State Medical Board, from 1965 to 1976, and Ohio representative to the National Federation of State Board of Examiners since 1962. Dr. Staton is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances; daughters, Sue Ann (Mrs. Bradley) McCanna of Wadsworth, Janet (Mrs. Charles) Watson of Sharon Center; grandchildren, Sarah, Byrant, Amanda, and Leslie. He was preceded in death by sister, Velma Ziegler; and brothers Morris and Maynard ``Bud'' Staton. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where Seville Lodge 74 will conduct Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services Thursday, 1 p.m., at Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth, Rev. Jonathan A. Knight officiating. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville. Contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or the American Heart Association. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Beverly B. Stein
Beverly B. Stein, of West Melbourne, Fla., a resident of Akron until 1980, passed on Jan. 10, 1998, at age 90. She formerly lived on Hadden Circle in west Akron, and had worked as an expeditor at Goodyear Tire until 1957. Preceded in death by daughter, Beverly B. Harry, in 1984; and husband, Lester, in 1973, she is survived by daughter, Geraldine (Jeri) Shandor of West Melbourne, Fla.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery, handled by Rev. Charles Hahlen of South Akron Church of Christ.

Charles E. Stewart
CALIFORNIA -- Charles E. Stewart, 66, formerly of Akron, passed away May 7, 1998, in California, where he had resided for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Rose; son, Charles; stepsons, Tommy and Jimmy; sisters, Evelyn and Charlotte; special cousin, Nancy; aunts, and many nieces and nephews. A service will be Wednesday, May 13, in California.

Danny J. Stinson
Danny J. Stinson, 43, joined his mother, Helen (Jan. 11, 1998), on May 11, 1998. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and had lived most of his life in the Akron area. Danny was instrumental in the formation and operation of the Carroll House, a home for disabled veterans, since January 1998. He is survived by daughter, Crystal; stepson, Ryan, both of Parma; brothers, David (Kathy) of Charleston, S. C., Donald (Diana); father, Jackie R., both of Akron; Pam, D. J., and many other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives; friends, Danny Corcoran of Charlotte, N. C., Jacko Logan and Thomas Kunkel, both of Akron; very special friend, Jerry Logan of Akron. Friends may call at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the Carroll House, 617 Carroll St., Akron 44304. (Prentice, 753-7721.)

Alice A. Stull
Alice A. Stull, 75, of Hartville, died Saturday morning, May 2, 1998, in Aultman Hospital. Born January 27, 1923 in Magnolia to the late Dr. John J. and Sarah Eva (Rinehart) VanVoorhis, Alice was a graduate of Magnolia High School and the Canton Beauty School. She had retired from the K-Mart Store in North Canton. She was also a member of the Hartville United Church of Christ and the Lake Senior Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stull, in 1978, and by a son, Robert Eugene Stull, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Melody and Rick Allman of North Canton, and Robin and John Spuhler of Uniontown; two sisters, Evelyn Crowe of Eastlake, Ohio, and Lucile Hickman of Bolivar; two brothers, John J. VanVoorhis of Dayton and Glenn VanVoorhis of Massillon; four grandchildren, Beckie, Chris and Mandy Allman and Emily Spuhler; and a great-granddaughter, Alexis. Services will be held Tuesday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville, with Rev. Stuart King officiating. Interment at Mount Peace Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. (Arnold, Hartville, 877-9364.)

Ruth E. Sutton
WADSWORTH -- Ruth E. Sutton, 87, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 1998. Ruth was born in Canton but lived in Mansfield after the age of six. She graduated from Mansfield High School and Wittenberg College, where she was president of Chi Omega Sorority. She taught in Mansfield until she married Wayne Sutton in 1940. After moving to Wadsworth in 1941 and Norton in 1950, she taught in Manchester, Norton, and Wadsworth. She lived in Golden, Colo., from 1973 to 1977 and then in Cape Coral, Fla., until moving back to Wadsworth in 1992. She was active in Trinity United Church of Christ in Wadsworth and Presbyterian churches in Lakewood, Colo., and Cape Coral. She is survived by her loving husbang, Wayne; daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Dr. Leonard Maliska of Doylestown, Pa., and Nancy and Javad Hada of Sunnyvale, Calif.; son and his wife, Richard and Gisela Sutton of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Erik Maliska, Wendy Sutton Becerra, Kristina Sutton, and Ryan Sutton. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Cox Funeral Home, 7984 Ridge Rd. (state Route 94). Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth. (Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, 335-3311.)

Arline Swearingen
Arline Swearingen, 76, passed away May 4, 1998. Announcements later. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.)

Donald E. Swineford
Donald E. Swineford, 90, of Wooster, died Thursday in Wooster following a short illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1907 in Ashland, Ohio to Charles and Stella M. (Binkley) Swineford and married Esther G. Betson on July 16, 1955 in Richmond, Ind. She survives. He worked for Danner Press Co. of Akron for 25 years and several other printing companies before retiring in 1974. He had lived in Akron before moving to Wayne County in 1960. He is survived by a sister, Mary Miller of Lakeland, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Wilbur and Joe Swineford; and a sister, Georgia Noggle. Funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, with Rev. Dr. Alan E. Nathan officiating followed by burial at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wooster, 301 N. Market St., Wooster, Ohio, 44691. (Custer Funeral Home, (330) 264-7776.)

Cletus H. Swords
KENMORE -- Cletus H. Swords 72, of Akron, passed away May 7, 1998. Mr. Swords was born in Kenmore and lived in the area all of his life. He was retired from the Falls Sheet Metal Works. He was a life member of Park United Methodist Church, had been a Boy Scout and Scout leader for more than 60 years, was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was past president of the Kenmore Chapter AARP 3592, was a member Sheet Metal Union Local 33, the Kenmore Community Council, and was responsible for the building of the Kenmore Gazebo. He had been a coach, and coached the championship girls baseball team for Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by wife, Violet; daughters, Christine (Frank) Buza of Akron, Catherine (Kenneth) Shillingburg of Akron, Phyllis (Randy) Swords Nicholson of Akron; son, Carl (Christy) of Green; sister, Lois (Dave) Baer of Green; brother, Gerald (Arlene) of Akron; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service will be at the Park United Methodist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Dr. Jack Dearth officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the church. The family requests donations, if desired, to the Park United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. (Prentice, 753-7721.)

William S. Symes
William S. Symes, 71, died May 7, 1998. He is survived by wife, Lillian; brothers, James and Vernon; children, Dennis, Patricia, and Lauri; and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a Hospice Care Center.

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