JEANETTE E. McCUTCHEON
Jeanette E. McCutcheon, 59, of Chillicothe passed from this life unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2002 in Adena Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1942 in Ross County, the daughter of Paul V. and Ruth V. Thomas McCutcheon, who survive.
Also surviving are several cousins and a host of special friends at Frontier Community Services.
Jeanette was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
UARDA HUSTON PHILLIPS
Uarda Huston Phillips, formerly of Chillicothe, passed from this life in her 90th year early Monday morning, Aug. 26, 2002 in West Chester, OH following an extended illness. She was born Apr. 14, 1913 in Oxford, NC, the daughter of Harvey M, and Melvina Rowe Huston. On Dec. 28, 1939 she married Milton G. Phillips who preceded her in death in 1960.
Surviving are nieces, nephews and their families, David Finkes, Cypress, CA, Carl Finkes, Columbus, OH, Jerry Finkes, West Chester, OH, Eleanor Mueller, Santa Fe, NM, Mark Huston, Ft. Myers, FL and Brook Rainville, Bradenton, FL. Her parents, two sisters and two brothers precede her in death.
Mrs. Huston was co-owner, together with Melvina Huston, of Hustonís Dolls, Flowers and Gifts in Chillicothe until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Sharon Crow Circle. Uarda was the founder and charter member of the First Capital Doll Club, the D.A.R., Altrusa International, Soroptimist International, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and had served as a volunteer at the Stop Cancer Shop. She was a member of the Home League of the Salvation Army and was the founder and member of the League of Mercy of the Salvation Army in Chillicothe.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home with Revs. David and Elizabeth Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Columbus. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday with services by the First Capital Doll Club at 7:15 pm and Soroptimist International at 7:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideonís International.
Mildred "Millie" Bragg
Mildred "Millie" Bragg, 88 of Chillicothe, died 3:45 PM, Thursday, August 29, 2002 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born August 17, 1914 in Fayette County, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Katheryn Basey Newland. In November of 1935 she married Roy Bragg, who preceded her in death June 2, 1981.
Surviving are three sisters-in-law, Margaret Newland, Chillicothe; Emma Newland, South Salem; and Margaret Newlun, Frankfort; several nieces nephews, and many neighbors and friends. Four brothers Rollo, Lonnie, Everett, and Eugene who died in France during WW II preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bragg was retired from US Shoe, where she had worked for many years.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2002 in the Fawcett Oliver Glass & Palmer Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Jean M. Notestone
Jean M. Notestone, 79, of Chillicothe, died 7:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at her residence, following an extended illness.
Sandra Kellis O'Dell
Sandra Kellis O'Dell, 64, of New Orleans, formerly of Greenfield, died Saturday.
William "Earl" Ratcliff
William "Earl" Ratcliff, 77, of Emerald Lane, Chillicothe, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, following an extended illness.
Helen L. Smith
Helen L. Smith, 63, of Bainbridge, died 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Highland District Hospital.
David Ronald Wisecup
David Wisecup, 63, of Circleville, died Aug. 4, 2002, at Logan Elm Health Care.
Emily Penn Benner, age 85, of Dublin, Ohio, formerly of Bainbridge, died Monday, September 29, 2003, at her residence. She was born February 4, 1918, in Bainbridge, to the late Lloyd and Amy Penn.
Emily was a member of Bainbridge Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder and Deacon several times. She was also a member of the Phalamathian Book Club, Farm Bureau, Garden Club and Senior Citi-zens. She was active at the Ross County Extension Center, served as a 4-H advisor for 15 years and was involved in the International Farm Youth Exchange Program.
She is survived by her loving husband, Roger Benner; daughters and sons-in-law, Norene and Jerry Mapes, Alma Jane and Dick Penwell and Julia and Jim Perry; four grandchildren, Amy (Doug) Haughn, Stephen (Maggie) Penwell, Matthew Kinnamon and Creighton Benner-Perry; one great grandson, Austin Kinnamon; brother, Joseph E. (Ruth) Penn; sisters-in-law, Amelia Benner and Luellen Benner; many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Bainbridge Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Maple, Bainbridge, OH, where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rev. Elizabeth Sandy will officiate. Interment to follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emily Penn Benner Scholarship Fund, c/o The Rockhold, Brown and Co. Bank, Bainbridge, Ohio 45612. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Florence L. Wintersheimer Botkin
Florence L. Wintersheimer Botkin, 88, formerly of Seney Road, died September 29, 2003, in Norfolk, VA, where she had lived for the past 14 months.
A resident of the Chillicothe area for the first 80 years of her life, she was the daughter of Edward and Jennie Wintersheimer and the widow of James Howard Botkin. She was a 1931 graduate of Chillicothe High School.
She is survived by her three children and their families, Linda Schoenhoff and her husband Klaus, of Virginia Beach, VA; sons Timothy Botkin and his wife Pam, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Kenneth Botkin, and wife Tafi, of Germantown, MD; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Mrs. Botkin was a member of Bethel Chapel Methodist Church, Kingston.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, in the Haller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haller's.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Eldercare Services, 61 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Bernard W. Downs, Jr.
Bernard W. "Wes" Downs, Jr., 75, of Chillicothe, died September 29, 2003, in Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1928, in Ross County, to the late Bernard W., Sr., and Margaret E. Tinker Downs. On February 4, 1950, he married the former Patricia A. Boggess, who survives.
Also surviving are his sons and daughter-in-law, James W. Downs, Clover, S.C., Timothy L. Downs, Chillicothe, Kenneth L. (Robin) Downs, Chillicothe; his daughter, Becky A. Young, Chillicothe; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna (Duran "Buck") DeBarr, Gary, N.Y., Evelyn Sparks, Frankfort, Ohio, and Janet Leary, Follansbee, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Dick and Eugene Downs, and a daughter-in-law, Vicki Downs.
Mr. Downs retired from the US Shoe factory after 43 years of service. He was member of the Jefferson Ave. CCCU.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Ave. CCCU, 770 Jefferson Ave., with Rev. Mark Clendaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Hallsville Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.
Madeline Haskins Frey
Madeline Haskins Frey received her heaven-bound invitation Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Pike Community Hospital, in Waverly, Ohio. Madeline was born October 5, 1930, to Charles Haskins Sr. and Marjorie May Reisinger. She married Glenn Kennedy Frey, son of George Henry Frey and Minnie Constance Glenn, on Sept. 29, 1949. Glenn preceded her, Feb. 17, 1968.
She is survived by her sons, Jason Michael "Mike" Frey, German Village, Columbus, Ohio, and Charles Patrick Frey, of Waverly, and children Chad, Christina, Kenton and Simon. Madeline is also survived by her brothers, Charles (Maxine) Haskins Jr. and Leroy (Phylllis) Haskins and sister-in-law, Johanna Winget Haskins. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Madeline is predeceased by her parents, brothers, Carl Dwight Haskins, 1937, and Virgil L. Haskins, 1986; and sister, Gayle Haskins, 1929. Her maternal great-grandparents are James Henry Reisinger and Eunice Elizabeth Grover.
Madeline and Glenn owned Frey's Grocery in Waverly, for many years. After Glenn's death, she owned North & South Antique Auctions. Her final years of retirement were spent in Bristol Retirement Village. We would like to thank all her neighbors and staff for her care and love. Also all the care she received from the doctors and nurses at Pike Community Hospital.
Madeline was a true patriot and loved her country very much. On her father's side, I will include her interesting linage. She is the granddaughter of John Henry Haskins & Delilah Truesdale Neal. Great-granddaughter of Charles Clark Neal Jr. and Elizabeth Betty McDaniel. 2nd great-granddaughter of John S. McDaniel and Mary Polly Shumate. 3rd great-granddaughter of Henry McDaniel Jr. and Hannah (Lincoln) Bran. 4th great-granddaughter of Benjamin Bryan and Lydia Lincoln. 5th G.granddaughter of John Lincoln Sr. and Rebecca Flowers. John and Rebecca are the parents of Capt. Abraham Lincoln, Lydia, Hannah, Isaac, Jacob, John, Jr., Sarah, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and "Thomas" who was the father of Pres. Abraham Lincoln. 6th greatgranddaughter of Mordecai "Gentleman" Lincoln II and Hannah "Boone" Salter. 7th great-granddaughter of Mordecai Lincoln I & Sarah Jones. 8th greatgranddaughter of Samuel Lincoln and Mary Lyford Lewis. 9th great-granddaughter of Thomas Lincoln Sr. and Bridgett Gillman. 10th great-granddaughter of Thomas Edward Lincoln, 1576-1614, and Joan, 1580-1620, born, Swanton Morley, Hingman, Norfolk, England. Madeline is the 1st cousin, five times removed of President Abraham Lincoln.
She will be forever missed and loved by her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sat. Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. with a graveside prayer at 2 p.m., Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Richard Montgomery officiating. Arrangements by Botkin Funeral Home, 314 E. North St., Waverly, Ohio, 740-947-2313.