Imogene "Imy" Easterday passed from this earth on November 10, 2003. She was born on April 15, 1921, to Marion and Ruth Johnson. She was predeceased by a son, Terry Jo and her husband, Virgil. Also predeceased in death by sister, Josephine and brothers, Joseph, Ted and Marion Johnson. Still surviving are sisters, Juanita Fligor, Alice Woods and Ginny Horner; brother, Richard Pierce; children, Shirley Elliott, Candace Doersam, Bub Easterday (wife Starla) and countless children by heart; grandchildren, Jody Woods (And Diana), Paul Woods Jr. (wife Penni), Greg Woods (wife Laurie), Eric Easterday, Carie Brown; great-grandchildren, Meghan and Amanda Woods, Trevor and Corey Woods, Elixis Rae Brown, Danielle, Jennifer and Christina; great-great grandchild, Caleb Woods; nieces and nephews equally important, but too numerous to name; special friends, Aunt Pete (Phyliss Johnson); son-in-law, Harry Elliott, Theresa Gray and Judy Bosstic; and her canine friend, "Brillo", her mongrel.
Imogene was a member of the First Wesleyan Church. Her life was dedicated to feeding the soul and body of anyone in need. Her humor and love remain a constant in the lives of all she touched.
There will be no calling hours by her request. A graveside service will be officiated by Pastor B. Jay Dailey, in the Twin Township Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003. The family would like to thank the support of friends, hospice and Dr. Seidensticker.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haller Funeral Home.
Margaret Fox Graves
Margaret Fox Graves, of Twin Trees, Kingston, Ohio, died November 9, 2003, following an extended illness.
Ethel Royster, 85, Waverly, died Sunday at Pike Community Hospital in Waverly.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will follow in Mt. Latham Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.
Irene Fleury Sansom
Irene Fleury Sansom, 93, formerly of Chillicothe, of Rexford, N.Y., where she and her husband had moved to be near their son Maston, for the past 2 1/2 years, passed away 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003, in Clifton Park, New York.
Irene spent most of her life in Chillicothe, where she was born to the late Edward and Elizabeth McRoberts Bier, on December 8, 1909, the fifth of six daughters. She was a 1923 graduate of Chillicothe High School and married Maston Morrison Sansom in June 1930. After 73 years of marriage, she is survived by her husband and four children, Fleury A. Means, of Gainesville Florida, Maston B. (Chris) Sansom, of Ballston Lake, New York, Dr. Byron P. (Patty) Sansom, of Temecula, California, and H. Douglas (Nancy) Sansom, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Irene is honored by 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Lowell, Katheryn Anderson, Edna Eltzroth, Carolyn Loudner and Marie Watkins and a son-in-law, Ron Means.
Irene was a lifetime member of St. Peter Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003, with Fr. James Black celebrant. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, where there will be a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m.
Jean Watson Way
Jean Watson Way, 81, of Cherry St. Waverly, died Sunday November 9, 2003, at the Bristol Convalescent Center, following an extended illness. She was born on August 28, 1922, in Jackson, Ohio, to the late James W. and Edna McCurdy Wick.
She was united in marriage in September of 1941, to Max Weldon Way, who preceded her in death on June 7, 1998. Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Wick Way, of New York, NY, Christopher Watson Way, of Waverly; one daughter, Jennifer Way Rawe, of Brooklyn, NY, four grandchildren, Cameron Watson Way, Jasmin Oberst Way, Hannah Way Rawe and Lucinda Phillipi Rawe.
Mrs. Way was a dance instructor, an antique dealer, and a member of the Waverly Grace United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Botkin Funeral Home, in Waverly, with Rev. Bill Somsel officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will not be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Max Way Scholarship Fund c/o Lili Roush, Chairman 351 Buckey Hills Rd. P.O. Box 157 Rio Grande, Ohio 45674.
Arrangements are under the direction of Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly.
Rick L. Wilson
Rick L. Wilson, 43, of Chillicothe, passed from this life 3 p.m. November 8, 2003, at Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1960, in Ross County, the son of David Woodrow and Norma Jean King Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Donna David Wilson; his mother and step father, Norma Jean and Ralph Smith; four brothers, Gary Wilson, of Bainbridge, Ronnie (Cindy) Wilson, Randal Wilson and Ryan (Tammy) Wilson, all of Chillicothe; a step-brother, Roy Smith, and step-sister, Pam Smith. He was predeceased by his father.
Rick graduated from Huntington High School in 1978. He was a member of the Paint Valley Coon Hunters and the Moose Club. He played baseball and was a little league coach and he attended Denver Chapel and Hilltop Mission Church. He was also an organ donor. Rick lived life to the fullest but always had time for his friends. He leaves behind two friends he loved dearly, Gary Horsley and Crybaby. Rick also loved to hunt and fish. He is sure to be in Heaven with his Daddy and hunting with his coon dog. He will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003, at the Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge, with Rich Cottrill officiating. Burial in Twin Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Delbert 'Buss' Carter
Delbert "Buss" Carter, 79, of Bainbridge, died 12:54 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003, at his residence. He was born December 28, 1923, in Highland County, the son of the late Wilbur E. and Nettie W. White Carter, Sr.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Martha Carter, Jr., of Bainbridge and nine nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Maxine Player.
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003, in Bainbridge Cemetery, with Troy Villars officiating. Arrangements by Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Bainbridge.
Maxine Deskins, 73, of Seventh Street, Waverly, OH, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon, OH.
She was born July 4, 1930, in Piketon, the daughter of the late James Erwin Cockrell and Leona Mae (Brown) Cockrell. On October 17, 1950, she was united in marriage to Paul H. Deskins, who preceded her in death on January 21, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela L. Deskins, of Waverly, and Rebecca (Rex) Johnson, of Cincinnati, OH; three grandchildren, Candice, Philip and Krista Johnson; one great grandson, Donovan Johnson; one sister, Velma (Elbert) Bowman, of Waverly.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Kenton Cockrell.
Maxine was a homemaker and a member of New Covenant Church of Christ in Christian Union.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003, at New Covenant Church of Christ in Christian Union, in Waverly, with Dr. Robert L. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly.
Friends may call at Boyer Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2003, and from noon until the service hour at the church on Saturday.
Arthur Lee Finley
Arthur Lee Finley, 64, of Chillicothe, died unexpectedly 10:41 a.m. November 11, 2003, in Adena Regional Medical Center.
He was born September 6, 1939, in Chattaroy, WV, to the late Arthur J. and Tessie M. (Justice) Finley.
On January 19, 1997, he married the former Juanita Carol Lansing, who survives.
Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, James and Julie Finley, Circleville; stepdaughters, Deborah Elaine (Jim) DeLong and Michelle Lynn (Craig) Sinclair, all of Chillicothe; grandchildren Hailee and Zachary Finley; step-grandchildren, Haleigh Goodman, Sarah and Luke Sinclair, Stephanie and Nicole DeLong; brothers, William Finley, Ronald (Gayle) Finley and Robin "Robbie" Finley; sisters, Margaret (Bruce) Maynard and Nora Wellman; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wives, Joanne (Hix) Finley and Vickie (Cunningham) Finley.
Mr. Finley was a Police Officer, with the Chillicothe Police Department for twenty years, before retiring in 1983. He later was a security guard at Adena Regional Medical Center and was employed by Haller Funeral Home and Haller Ambulance Service.
He was a member of Pleasant Valley CCCU, attended Calvary Baptist Church and the Water St. Church of God, was a member of the Eagles Aerie 600, the Ross County Conservation League and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Funeral services for the Army Veteran will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at Haller Funeral Home, with Pastor Dwayne Gibson and Pastor Don Ringer officiating. Military graveside services conducted by the Ross Co. Veterans Firing Squad will follow in Floral Hills Memory Garden.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home, where an F.O.P. Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Virgil Robert Morris
Virgil Robert Morris, 70, formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., died Tuesday at Riverside Manor, Piketon.
Virginia June Gard Scott
Virginia June Gard Scott, 84, of Zanesville, died Tuesday, at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Methodist Church, Hopewell. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 8 a.m. until service time at the church.
Arrangements have been completed at Bolin Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave. Zanesville.