ORRVILLE -- LeRoy K. "Roy" Burckhart, 92, formerly of Connecticut Avenue, SE, Massillon, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, 2000, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville, where he had resided for the past three years.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Martins Mennonite Church in Orrville, with the Rev. Larry Hasemeyer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born Nov. 6, 1907, in Orrville to Andrew and Frances (Kreider) Burckhart and married A. Arlene Webb on June 6, 1936, in Goodville, Pa. She died April 21, 1997.
Surviving are sons, Jack Burckhart of Buffalo, N.Y., and Richard "Dick" (Vicki) Burckhart of Kidron; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elsie Mast of Orrville.
WOOSTER -- Victor F. Norton, 76, 1798 Normandy Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his home.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 266, Wooster 44691.
He was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Cleveland to Viktor and Evelyn R. (Bellows) Malmgren.
Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Loar Norton, whom he married April 28, 1990; children, Blyse (Stan) Soby of Colchester, Conn., Karl Norton of Hartford, Conn., and Brian (Cheryl) Norton of Cincinnati; five grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Highland of Prescott, Ariz.
APPLE CREEK -- Rita Patricia Meier, 79, 66 Villard St., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Smithville-Western Care Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis &l Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to Stark-Wayne Lung Association, 1300 Christmas Seal Drive, Canton 44709.
She was born July 26, 1921, in Wooster to Leon Joseph "Ty" and Mary Theresa "Mame" (Meyer) Girard and married Guy Richard Meier on May 25, 1946. He died June 23, 1980.
Surviving are children, Greg Meier of Apple Creek, Lynn (Cecil) Angle of Wooster and Lora (Ray) Moller of Elgin, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Gene (Eileen) McCombs of Mineral Ridge.
WOOSTER -- Mary Baker McDonald, 97, 3010 Akron Road, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Revs. Alan E. Nathan, Ermon French and Claude McComas officiating. Burial will be at Reedsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 28, 1903, in Reedsburg to Wallace W. and Mary O. Premer and married Guy Baker. He died July 15, 1966. In 1967, she married Harry McDonald. He died Nov. 29, 1983.
Surviving are a foster daughter, Bonnie Leiner First and her husband, Russell, of Wooster; four foster grandchildren; and eight foster great-grandchildren.
CLARK -- Loretta Mae Mohler, 67, of Clark, died Thursday morning, Sept. 28, 2000, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, after a short illness.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Rodney Hager officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Monroe Township, Coshocton.
Friends may call Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 23, 1932, in Killbuck to Charles and Hilda Chaney and married Jack T. Mohler in 1951. He died Nov. 30, 1995.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Becky and Robert Myers, Jackie and Steve Brown, Mike and Diane Mohler, Tony and Rod Mohler, all of Clark; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and their spouses, Bruce Chaney, Rex and Sharon Chaney and Terry Chaney, all of Killbuck; and sisters and their spouses, Joyce and Wilson West of Tiverton Center, Nioka and Don Boley and Effie and Dean Sheldon, all of Killbuck and Pat Strouse of Millersburg.
DANVILLE -- Edwin W. Workman, 71, 13199 Millersburg Road, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
Services will be Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000 at 4 p.m. at the Danville Church of Christ with Minister Frank Oden officiating. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery in Danville.
Visitation will be today (Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 526, Danville 43014 or the Danville Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box K, Danville 43014.
He was born June 23, 1929 in Coshocton County to Floyd T. and Doris (Rodchaver) Workman.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann (Ronk) Workman, whom he married Sept. 24, 1950. Also surviving are two sons, Steve Workman and wife, Melody of Wooster, and Mike Workman and wife, Paula of Granville; three granddaughters, Audrey, Morgan and Kinsea Workman and three sisters, Monna Florence, Donna Tucker and husband, Robert and Shirley Brownell and husband, Arthur, all of Danville.
ORRVILLE -- Norma J. Beswetherick, 63, 11563 Back Massillon Road, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville with the Rev. Randall Gehres officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville or one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 301 N. Main St., Orrville 44667.
She was born April 2, 1937 in Akron to Harry A. and Margaret (Stetter) Fate and married John Beswetherick on March 18, 1967 in Cuyahoga Falls. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are sons, Duane Thomas of Dayton, Michael (Sally) Thomas of Gnadenhutten; daughters, Cheryl Thomas of Stow, Julie (Rick) Tenney of Akron and Lenora (Leonard) Carpenter of Uhrichsville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Kenneth Fate of San Francisco, Calif. and two sisters, Carrene Biebighauser of Orrville and Margaret Kelley of Placentia, Calif.
A brother, Harry Fate and a sister, Vivian Zorger, died previously.
STERLING -- Linzie Adkins, 78, 8138 Rittman Ave., died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Jeff Hatfield officiating. The body will be cremated and cremains will be buried in Lakin Cemetery in Wayne County, W.Va.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1922 in Wayne County, W.Va. to William and Lula (Ferguson) Adkins.
Surviving are his wife, Delphia; sons, Roger (Diane ) Adkins of Medina and James (Debbie) Adkins of Creston; daughters, Sandra Whitehair of Wadsworth, Mrs. Paul (Kathy) Perrine of Millersburg, and Imogene Berlin of Barberton; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; stepsons, Jerry (Susan) Bratcher of Creston and Carl (Izzy) Bratcher of Rittman; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Tim (Carrie) Burgett of Millersburg; and 12 step-grandchildren.
SMITHVILLE --Garnet R. Blough, 87, 3589 Eby Road, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Smithville with Pastor Ted Rust officiating. Burial will be at Smithville Cemetery, Smithville.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville, is handling arrangements.
She was born May 14, 1913 in East Union Township, Wayne County to Charles and Grace (McKee) Corns and married Merlin E. Blough on July 2, 1932. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are son and daughter-in-law, Harold D. and JoEtta Blough of Smithville; grandchildren, Rodney, Bruce and Rick Blough and Michelle Minicks; eight great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Wilmer Wilson Wengerd, 81, of Pompano Beach, Fla. and formerly of Millersburg, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at North Broward Medical Center.
Cremation has taken place in Florida and a Memorial Service will be held at the Berlin Cemetery on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
He was born Sept. 12, 1919 in Berlin to Allen S. and Elizabeth (Miller) Wengerd and married Vera Mae Calhoun in June 1937. She died in 1981. He later married Helen Hermansen of Erie, Pa. She died in 1999.
Surviving are two children, Janet (Jesse) Winterringer of Holmesville and Lee (Lynn) Wengerd of Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Carol Ann (Dallas) Alberts of Berlin.
WOOSTER -- Jane W. Shadburn, 79, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, Oct. 30, 2000, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Wooster, with the Rev. Evelyn N. Manzella officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Friends may call this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to either St. James Episcopal Church, 122 E. North St., Wooster 44691 or The Wooster Corps Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster 44691 or Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691.
Mrs. Shadburn was born Feb. 17, 1921 in Loudonville to Jess and Hazel A. (Kick) Weitthoff and moved from Galion, Ohio, to Wayne County in 1959.
She married Daniel Macadoo "Mac" Shadburn in December, 1948 in Deland, Fla.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel M. and Caroline Shadburn of Wooster and daughter and her spouse, Carolyn and John Baker of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Amber and Jasmine Shadburn and Dustin and Aaron Gray.
MANSFIELD -- Polly Ann Smith Dessenberg, 70, 616 Dirlam Lane, died Sunday evening, Oct. 29, 2000, at her home, after a one year illness.
Memorial services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry L. Ruther officiating. Private graveside services will be held Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville.
Friends may call Thursday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield 44903 or to the American Cancer Society.
She was born July 16, 1930 in Washington Township, Holmes County to Alfred and Ruth (Shoemaker) McCaskey.
Surviving are her husband, Richard "Dick" Dessenberg, whom she married March 5, 1970; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael P. and Jane Smith and Ted and Dorothy Smith, all of Loudonville; a daughter, Bunny Smith of Euless, Texas; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild and two sisters, Ruth "Mickey" Ferris of Loudonville and Nancy Gronsky of Elyria.
WOOSTER -- Carl F. Palmer, 74, 3054 Bates Road, died Saturday evening, Oct. 28, 2000, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with Rev. Hope Eberly officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville.
Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born on March 31, 1926 in Bellaire to William and Estella (Shaw) Palmer and married Ethel Ault on Oct. 9, 1946. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. David (Donna) Flickinger of Wooster; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, William Palmer Jr. of Marietta, Gene Palmer of Sterling, and Russell Palmer of Cary, N.C. and a sister, Betty Jeffers of Rittman.
SMITHVILLE --Dorothy A. Norris, 78, 832 E. Main St., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. O. J. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Oct. 4, 1922 in Sherrodsville, to Harry and Rose (Minnick) Gamble.
Surviving are her husband, Charles A.; son, Charles (Judy) Norris of North Ridgeville; daughter, Mrs. Terry (Mary Ann) Bauman of Smithville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Gamble of Beach City and Harry Gamble of Brewster; and sisters, Kay Merrick of Canton, Virginia Cheslock of Dover and Mary Gartrell of New Philadelphia.
MILLERSBURG -- Majora P. Rodhe, 90, of Millersburg, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2000, at the Walnut Hills Nursing Home, Walnut Creek, following an extended illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the St. John's Church of Millersburg with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Walther officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.
Friends may call two hours prior to service at the church on Tuesday.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. John's Memorial Fund, 8670 State Route 39, Millersburg 44654.
Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg is handling the arrangements.
She was born April 11, 1910 in Killbuck and was the daughter of F. Hoadley and Laura (Bellar) Garver.
She married Verbal Williamson on Nov. 27, 1929. He passed away on March 28, 1934.
On March 30, 1936, Majora married Glen K. Rodhe. He passed away on July 20, 1969.
Surviving are a son, Arlie and wife Evelyn Rodhe of Millersburg; four grandchildren and their spouses, Sue and Matt Easley of Westerville, Kay and Greg Starr of Wooster, Kurt and Michelle Rodhe and Scott and Melissa Rodhe, both of Millersburg and 11 great-grandchildren.
HOLMESVILLE -- Lizzie Ann Mast, 87, 7764 Township Road 565, died Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2000, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the John Coblentz residence with Bishop Crist Wengerd officiating. Burial will be at Hershberger Cemetery in Holmes County.
Friends may call anytime at the residence.
Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements.
She was born Nov. 13, 1912 in Holmes County to John D.C. and Mary (Hershberger) Miller and married Jacob M. Mast on Nov. 4, 1937. He died Dec. 12, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Mattie) Coblentz of Holmesville and Mrs. Aden (Ella) Yoder of Mount Eaton; three sons, Ivan J. (Mary Ellen) Mast of Millersburg, John J. (Anna) Mast of Dundee and Paul J. (Mary) Mast of Millersburg; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Andy (Mary) Yoder of Holmesville and Mrs. Ivan (Mattie) Hochstetler and Mrs. Harry (Ella) Miller, both of Millersburg and a brother, Henry Miller of Fredericksburg.
SHREVE -- Genevie J. Sheridan, 63, 7190 Township Road 524, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at her residence.
A service of Christian burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with the Rev. John Mueller officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holmes County, in care of the Holmes County Health Department, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born March 12, 1937 in Athens to David L. and Margaret C. (Graham) Blaker and married Thomas "Jerry" Sheridan in Athens on Feb. 18, 1956. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Diana L. (Denny) Frazier of Fredericksburg and Susan E. Sheridan and her fiance, Dean Troyer of Millersburg; seven grandchildren; a brother, Lyle G. (Jeanie) Blaker of Yuma, Ariz., and a sister, Ruth M. Lasure (Don) Green of Rosenburg, Texas; two stepsisters, Doris Bishop of Lake Havasu, Ariz. and Ladonna Brumm of West Lafayette and her stepmother, Della Blaker of Wooster.
LODI -- Steve Timic, 84, of Lodi passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, while working in his woods doing what he loved to do.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi with the Rev. John McLachlan officiating. Burial will be at Burbank Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Burbank; or Burbank Fire & Rescue Squad, 57 Front St., Burbank 44214.
He was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Thomas and Eva (Blazevich) Timic.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Richard L. (Mary) Shearer of Lodi; nieces and nephews, Nancy Shearer Meng and Richard D. Shearer, both of Burbank, Betsy Shearer Hollo Fleming of Medina, Tommy Miller of Columbus and Chrissy Miller Goodrow of Lodi; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.