Helen J. Thatcher
Helen Josephine Thatcher, 86 of Chillicothe, died 8:30 am, Saturday, March 2, 2002 in Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born March 23, 1915, in Chillicothe, the daughter of Otto Flick and Grace Simms Poe. On May 28, 1938 she married the late Harold Thatcher who preceded her in death November 25, 2000.
Surviving are three granddaughters, Cindy McNeely and fiancÚ Jason Slagle, Chillicothe; Mrs. Chip (Cheri) Maxwell, Kingston; and Mrs. Scott (Cathy) Dalton, Chillicothe; five great grandchildren, Amanda McNeely, Chelsea Maxwell, Kirk Maxwell, Brittany Dalton, and Michael Dalton; one daughter-in-law Mrs. Robert (Jane) Montgomery; and one brother Jack Poe, Columbus. she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael A. Thatcher, and Timothy Thatcher, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Mrs. Thatcher was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Dorcas Circle, the Christian Couples Class and Walnut Street Choir.
Calling hours will not be observed. Graveside Services will be held at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Ross County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
Harold E. Southward
Harold E. Southward, 84 of Chillicothe died suddenly, Thursday February 28, 2002 at his residence.
He was born February 24, 1918, in Liberty Township, the son of Mack and Rosa Fouty Southward. On November 22, 1945, he married the former Ava Lorraine Dray, who preceded him in death May 16, 1969.
Surviving are one brother, Jacob Southward of Atlanta, OH; several nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbors. 6 sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death.
Mr. Southward was a pulp mill operator for Mead for over 34 years. He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 4, 2002 in the Fawcett Oliver Glass & Palmer Funeral Home with Reverend Gene Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM Monday.
V. Kathleen "Katie" Dawson
V. Kathleen "Katie" Dawson, 81, of Chillicothe, passed from this life Sunday, Mar. 3, 2002 in the Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL following a brief illness. She was born June 28, 1920 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Henry Clay and Mary Cecil Quick Adams.
Surviving is her former husband, James E. Dawson, Ocala, FL, sons and daughters-in-law, James Michael and Janet Dawson, Greensboro, NC and Daniel E. and Sandi Dawson, Merritt Island, FL, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a sister, Rose Marie Stubbs, Chillicothe and a special friend, Mary Peck, Chillicothe. Her parents and brothers, Russell and Donald Adams preceded her in death.
Katie was employed at Mead Paper in Dayton with 34 years of service, retiring in 1982. An avid bowler, she was a member of the Ross Co. Senior Bowling League and the Mead Retirees Club. She was an associate member of Delta Kappa Sigma Sorority, a member of the Ross Co. Senior Citizens and was an active volunteer for the Good Samaritan Food Network.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, Mar. 8, 2002 in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Elswick officiating. Burial will follow in Lucasville Cemetery, Lucasville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday where a memorial service by Delta Kappa Sigma will be held at 7:30 pm.
Hilda M. Cunningham
Hilda M. Cunningham, 83, of Chillicothe, passed from this life Monday afternoon, Mar. 4, 2002 in Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Chillicothe, the daughter of Oscar A. and Katherine M. Turner Anthony. On Sept. 28, 1950 she married Lloyd "Pete" Cunningham who preceded her in death May 21, 1993.
Surviving is a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Andrew Martin, Chillicothe, numerous beloved nieces and nephews, including Kay and Charles York, Brentwood, TN, Michael J. and Linda Anthony, Sun City Center, FL, David and Ginger Leatherwood, Papillion, NE, Marcia and Hal Williams, Chesapeake, VA, Dan and Laura Leatherwood, Birmingham, AL and Ann L. and Tom Naumoff, Medina, OH and several great nieces and nephews. Her parents, a brother, Harold Anthony, a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Walter Leatherwood and 2 great nephews preceded her in death.
Hilda was a 1936 graduate of Chillicothe High School, a 1947 graduate of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse at the VA Medical Center for 31 years, retiring in 1978. She was a life member of the First United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Circle, OES Chapter 419, the OES Sewing Club and the OES Star Point Circle.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home with Revs. Dana Hakes and Raymond Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home form 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Deborah K. Broome
Deborah K. Broome, 40, of Londonderry, unexpectedly passed from this life Thursday evening, Mar. 7, 2002. She was born Nov. 14, 1961 in Marietta, OH, the daughter of Donald and Lena Kiggins Morgenstern. On Dec. 19, 1981 she married Larry D. Broome, who survives.
Also surviving are her parents, of Lower Salem, OH, mother-in-law and father-in-law, William D. and Betty Lou Broome, Lowell, OH, a son, Joshua D. Broome, Londonderry, a daughter-in-law, Jessica Morgenstern, Lower Salem, OH, a grandson, Andrew Dustin Morgenstern, sisters and brothers-in-law, Susie and David Smith, Indianapolis, IN and Becky and Terry Tennent, Macksburg, OH, a brother, Donald E. Morgenstern, a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Connie Morgenstern, Whipple, OH and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda and Kenneth Mendenhall and Cheryl and Terry Ayers, all of Lowell, OH. A son, Dustin Morgenstern and a sister-in-law, Kandis Moore preceded her in death.
Deborah was an employee of Shawnee Lanes. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the Goldwing Road Riders Association. An avid bowler, she participated in numerous bowling leagues.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Fire and Rescue Association, P.O. Box 253, Londonderry, OH 45647.
John "Jack" Victor
John "Jack" Victor, 80, of Chillicothe, passed from this life Thursday morning, Apr. 18, 2002 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. He was born Sept. 25, 1921 in Erlanger, KY, the son of Claude and Irene Victor.
Surviving is a daughter, Sharon K. Moore, Chillicothe, a daughter and son-in-law, Sue E. and Brian McKitrick, Gallipolis, a son and daughter-in-law, John K. and Melissa Victor, Williamsport, his loving companion, Georgia Graves, Chillicothe, grandchildren, Amber Moore, Tiffany Moore, Nik and Ian Victor, Jason Holdren and Caleb Lewis, a sister, Irene J. Brownfield, Florence, KY and a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Chris Victor, Burlington, KY.
Mr. Victor was a graduate of Holmes High School, Covington, KY in 1940. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Horticulture. A veteran of WW II, he served in the US Navy as a radio operator and received two commendations. He was a member of American Legion Post 62 and the Ross County Senior Citizens. His career in the shoe business spanned many years, starting with American Girl Shoes, the Schachne Department Store and than as owner of Mr. V's Shoe Store, retiring in 1978. He was a well-known fisherman, outdoorsman and billiards player, winning many competitions and tournaments. He was a loving father, compassionate friend, a fun and adventurous companion, and will be missed by many.
Memorial services will be held at 7:30 pm Monday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home. Graveside committal services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 pm until the hour of service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Henry Thomas DeWitt
Henry Thomas DeWitt, 45, of Chillicothe, passed from this life unexpectedly on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2002 at his residence. He was born Sept. 7, 1956 in Rowan County, KY, the son of Leonard and Sue DeWitt. He was married to Alma De-Vaugh "Dee" Bradshaw who survives.
Also surviving is his mother, of Morehead, KY, a daughter, Sarah DeWitt, a son, Michael DeWitt, both of Chillicothe, a step-daughter, Natasha Adams, Wattsburg, KY, a grandchild, two sisters and three brothers. His father preceded him in death.
Mr. DeWitt had been a driver for R&L Carriers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Chillicothe Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral home with Larry Allen officiating. Calling hours will not be observed.
Mildred Bolte Graves
Mildred Bolte Graves, 97, of Londonderry, died 7:10 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2002 in the Versailles Nursing Care Center, Versailles, OH, following an extended illness.
She was born December 9, 1904 in Vinton County, the daughter of Marshall and Flora Freeman Bolte. She was married to the late Glenn Graves who preceded her in death in 1940.
She is survived three nieces, Mary Ann (Carroll) Thacker, Dorthea (Charles) Platt, and Kay (Paul) Linn; and one nephew Vernon (Shirley) Bolte. One sister, Nelle Bolte, and one brother Frank Bolte preceded her in death.
Mrs. Graves was a dedicated area teacher for many years, retiring from the Allensville Elementary School.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in the Londonderry United Methodist Church with Reverend H.R. Grimm officiating. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from Noon until the hour of service.
Charles E. Burns, Jr
Charles E. Burns, Jr., 74, of Chillicothe, unexpectedly passed from this life on Monday, April 15, 2002 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1927 in Frankfort, KY, the son of Charles E. Burns, Sr. and Lucille Wooldridge Burns. He is survived by his wife, Verna Nichols Burns, his father, daughters, Teresa and husband, Mike Hertenstein and Lisa Burns, sons, Robert and wife, Patricia Burns, Mark E. Burns and Charles (Chip) E. Burns, III, a son-in-law, Wroy Jordan, a step-daughter, Carmella and husband, Tom Hagerman, step-sons, Tom and wife, Belinda DiSario and Jim and wife Sue DiSario, a sister, Mildred and husband, Bill Seymour, brothers, Roy and wife Frieda Burns and Rev. Larry and wife, Sherry Burns, grandchildren, Alex, J.C. and wife Cindy and Tony Jordan, Sara and Neil Hertenstein, Robbie and Beth Burns, Luke and wife, Cindy Burns and Sabra DeWitt, step-grandchildren, Eric DiSario, Tyler and Trevor Hagerman and Sophia DiSario and many nieces, nephews and friends. His mother, a daughter, Sheila Lucille Jordan, infant son, Bruce Burns and a grandson, Mark Burns preceded him in death.
Mr. Burns attended Unioto High School. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served as a Gunners Mate Third and was a decorated WW II veteran. He was a 1959 graduate of the Ohio State Barber College and had several careers, including co-ownership of the Burns and Weaver Barbershop for 18 years, eventually retiring from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also served as an auxiliary Deputy for the Ross County Sheriff. He was a member of the American Legion Post 62 and VFW Post 108.
The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday with Rev. Larry Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad.
Martha Marie Boring
Martha Marie Boring, 82, of Englewood, FL, formerly of Frankfort, passed from this life Monday, Apr. 1, 2002 in the Englewood Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1919 in Ross County, the daughter of W.B. and Goldie Harris Tillis. Her husband, Dean Boring preceded her in death in 1980.
Surviving is her son, Ronald E. Boring, Englewood, FL, a brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ruth Tillis, Englewood, FL, a brother, John Tills, Proctorville and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Boring was a retired employee of U.S. Shoe with 38 years of service. She had been a resident of Englewood for the past six years.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.