Nellie Virginia Henkle
Nellie Virginia Henkle, 86, of Waverly, Ohio, died Monday, September 30, 2002, at Pike Community Hospital.
She was born on August 16, 1916, in Elm Grove Community to the late Edward and Lilllie Caroline (Christian) Whitworth. In December 1932, she was united in marriage to Ferd Henkle, who preceded her in death in December 1966.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon (Larry) Evans, of Waverly, Ohio; two grandchildren, Michelle (John) Farneman and Jennifer (Shannon) Conley; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Nellie was preceded in death by one son, Carl Henkle; four brothers, Lossie, Frank, Clayborn and Earl Whitworth; and one sister, Nancy Wheeling.
Nellie was a retired cook, Elm Grove, Scioto Valley School District.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2002, at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, Ohio, with Selby Williams, Minister officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Hill Cemetery, Piketon, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the time of service on Thursday.
Aleta Arlene Stevens
Aleta Arlene Stevens, 88, of Zion, Ill., and formerly of Chillicothe, died Sept. 28, 2002, in Midwestern Regional Hospital.
Sylvester L. Sutherland
Sylvester Leroy Sutherland, 77, of Greenfield, Ohio, was called from his home to be with Jesus at 5:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, following extended illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Dublin, Ohio to the late Sylvester D. and Myrtle (Johnson) Sutherland.
Mr. Sutherland was a nursing home administrator-LPN at Buckingham Nursing Home, Greenfield and retired from Valley View Nursing Home, Frankfort, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of the DAV, and a member of the Shorter Chapel AME Church, Greenfield.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Hardgrow) Sutherland; a sister, Dorothy Chever, Dublin, Ohio; ten children, Donna (Hardgrow) Hancock, Tampa, Fla., Ruthe (Raymond) Sampson, Charlotte, N.C., Anthony (Tonya) Dunson, Greenfield, Eric (Thala) Dunson, Spring, Texas, Kristy Sutherland, Columbus, Ohio, Stephanie Dunson, Northampton, Mass., Lisa (Greg) Johnson, Greenfield, Tracy Sutherland, Northampton, Mass., Steve (Dinnie) Hall, Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Jessie (Dale) Stitt, Oakland, Calif.; 20 grandchildren ; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He also leaves to mourn a sister-in-law, Constance Ford; two brothers-in-law, Gary (Cynthia) Hardgrow and Clay (Sharon) Hardgrow; a special cousin, Carrie Ford; and a long time friend, Clifton Parker. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002, at Shorter Chapel AME Church, Greenfield, under the direction of Rev. Phyllis Clemons, assisted by Rev. Ruth Ames. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Concerned Veterans of Greenfield. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Anderson-Strueve Funeral Home, Greenfield, with Veterans Appreciation Service at 7 p.m.
Richard L. Music
Richard L. Music, beloved husband of Jane Music (nee Bowdle), devoted father of Beth Music, loving son of Harry J. and Elizabeth A. Music, dear brother of Barbara Shaw, Becky Thorne, Janice Elliot and the late Harry Music, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at the age of 62 years.
He was a resident of Forest Park, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Vorhis Funeral Home, 11365 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Graveside service will be Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Brown Chapel Cemetery, Clarksburg.
If desired, sympathy may be expressed by a memorial contribution to Hospice of Cincinnati in care of Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 710784, Cincinnati, Ohio 45271.
Ernest A. Brunton
Ernest A. Brunton, 62, of the Williamson Care Home, Chillicothe, died 11:15 a.m. Thursday October 3, 2002 in the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was born October 27, 1939, in Trimble, Ohio, to the Late Gladstone and Margaret Shirkey Brunton.
Surviving are a niece Margaret Belcher and a grand nephew Harvey Belcher, Jr., both of Columbus. He was predeceased by a sister Shirley Algren.
Mr. Brunton was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Calling hours will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday October 7, 2002 in the Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dayton National Cemetery.
Charles Colburn, of Buchanan Rd., Waverly, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at his home.
He was born on January 18, 1931, in Clarksburg, Ohio, to the late Murrel and Minnie O. (Ford) Colburn. On April 2, 1956, he was united in marriage to Lois Audrey (Tolle) Colburn, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles "Chuck" William Colburn, Jr. and Aaron Colburn both of Waverly; a daughter, Charlene Overman of Waverly; four grandchildren, Dawn, Shandy, and Miranda Colburn and Tyler Overman; two great-grandsons, Riley and Kilian McKenzie; four brothers, Ralph (Bonnie) Colburn of Waverly, Murrel (Jean) Colburn of Chillicothe, Oscar (Betty) Colburn and John (Peggy) Colburn both of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; five sisters, Opal (Carl) Cook of Columbus, Ohio, Ora (Jim) Wright of Westerville, Ohio, Jessie Worrell and her late husband Harold of Good Water, Ala., Gladys (Paul) Sword of Waverly and Sharon (Calvin) King of Greenfield, Ohio; mother-in-law, Dollie Tolle of Waverly; special brother-in-law, Dennis Tolle; and three special sisters-in-law, Rita Brandiff, Alice Higginbotham, and Bonnie Houghland. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Melody Colburn; brother-in-law, Jack Killilea; niece, Karin Killilea; and father-in-law, Dorse Tolle.
Charles was a retired electrician, a member of Bonds Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union, a member of Meads Retiree Club and Tree Farmer of the Year, in 1992, through Pike County Soil and Water and Conservation District.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2002, at Bonds Chapel C.C.C.U. with Rev. Neal Park and Rev. Hubert Salley officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Denver Road, with military graveside services conducted by Waverly Merritt Post 142. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
John A. Logan, Jr.
John A. Logan, Jr., age 72, of Dayton died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at 7:59 p.m. in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1929, in Concord Township, Ross County, Ohio, the son of the late John Sr. and Iris Byrd Logan.
He is survived by his companion of 28 years, Louise Canty of Dayton; four stepchildren; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends; two nieces, Mary Alice Briggs of Frankfort and Kathy Fairrow of Circleville; three nephews, Gene Logan of Chillicothe, Terry Logan of Frankfort and Tom Logan of Circleville; a sister-in-law, Gladys Logan of Circleville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Mearle Logan; and a nephew, Mearle Logan, Jr.
Junior was a 1951 graduate of Frankfort High School, was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton following 23 years of service.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, where military honors will be accorded by the Frankfort American Legion. Friends may call at Ebright's on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Additional calling hours will be held on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas Funeral Home in Dayton.
Cheryl Cox, 60, of State Route 335 in Beaver, died Friday at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus.
John H. Dyer
John H. Dyer, 76, of Rozelle Creek Rd., Chillicothe, died 11:40 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2002, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Ernestine R. Lowry
Ernestine R. Lowry, 70, of Washington C.H., died Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Fayette Memorial Hospital. She was born July 13, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Ernest and Francis (Bowles) Cockrell. She attended Waterloo Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a retired hospital aid at Orient State Institute.
Loretta J. Betts
Loretta J. Betts, 80, of Chillicothe, passed from this life Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2002, in Adena Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Ross County, the daughter of John and Corinthia Estep Smith. On July 12, 1947, she married Harold B. Betts, who preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1979.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Ervin Himelrick and Sharon and Robert Kellough, all of Chillicothe, Mary and Herbert Seymour and Judith and Keith Kellough, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Rosetta Betts and Donald Elder, Chillicothe and Joyce Ann Dillon; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Linda Tackett, Manitowoc, Wis., Danny and Marti Tackett, Ronald and Katherine Betts; and a son, Clifford Betts, all of Chillicothe; a son-in-law, Walter Dody, Dayton; 32 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Emmaline Brown, Washington C.H.; and brothers, Edward Smith and Kenneth Smith, Waverly and Jim Smith, Chillicothe; and special friends, Grace Roland and Goldie Giffin. Her parents and five sons preceded her in death.
Mrs. Betts was a cook for Frisch's Restaurant, retiring after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Bridge Street Church of God and the Ross County Senior Citizens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home with Pastor Eric VanBuskirk officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday (today).