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Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Wooster, Chippewa, Rittman, Baughman, East Union, Milton, Salt Creek, Doylestown, Creston, and Canaan areas. Many obits from the Sugarcreek area [Stark Co.] are included.)

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Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 2000 - 9

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Date: Friday, 13 August 2010, at 8:56 p.m.

Dellie Dotson
WOOSTER -- Dellie B. Dotson, 81, 330 Bardon St., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at West View Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Claude McComas officiating. Burial will be at Fredericksburg Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
He was born March 6, 1918, in Cleveland, Va., to Charles B. and Nannie (Musick) Dotson.
Surviving are his second wife, Myrtle (Tressel) Dotson, whom he married June 10, 1973; children, Darrell Dotson Sr. and his wife, Lois, Charles Dotson, Norma Dotson and Connie Lee Dotson, all of Wooster; stepsons, Ralph Felton and his wife, Laura of Creston and Richard Felton of Wooster; a special granddaughter, Cindy Shelley; grandchildren, Darrell Dotson Jr., Donna Maynard, Craig Dotson and David and Rick Johnson; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Orbe Dotson of Cleveland, Va., and Henry Dotson of Lattasburg; and a sister, Stella Rasmake of Granite Falls, N.C.
His first wife, Jewell (Meade) Dotson, died Dec. 11, 1972.

Steven Akins
WARSAW -- Steven Scott Akins, 18, 36230 Township Road 337, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on U.S. 36 west of Coshocton.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in Shepler Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and until service time on Monday.
He was born Aug. 25, 1981 in Millersburg to G. Eugene and Nancy L. (Bickel) Akins.
Surviving are his parents of Warsaw; two brothers, Doug Akins and Troy Akins of Warsaw; five sisters, Rosemary Sinnett, Karen (Dale) Dart, Roxann, Polly and Tammy Akins, all of Warsaw; paternal grandparents, W. Eugene and Rosalie Akins of Warsaw; maternal grandmother, Mary Bickel of Clark; three nieces and two nephews.

Frieda Dodenhoff
WOOSTER -- Frieda Martha Dodenhoff, 92, formerly of Avalon Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, Inc., 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or to Westview Manor, 1715 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
She was born March 23, 1907 in Bremen, Germany to Johann and Maria Forster.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Alfred E. and Polly Dodenhoff of Wooster; son, John W. Dodenhoff of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Leland Kratzer
DALTON -- Leland Stanley Kratzer, 82, of Dalton, died Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2000, at Aultman Hospital in Canton following a brief illness.
A Memorial service will be today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with the Rev. Wayne Kratzer officiating. His body was cremated.
Friends may call one hour before services today (Saturday).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidron Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 234, Kidron 44636.
He was born June 30, 1917 near Dalton to Fred and Solome (Lehman) Kratzer and married Helen A. Aleksich on Nov. 1, 1941. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife were a son Robbin Kratzer and his wife Valerie of McPherson, Kan.; two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Marie) Huffman of Rittman.

Ruth Ritter
DOVER -- Ruth E. (Longworth) Ritter, 86, of Dover and formerly of North Lawrence, died Thursday evening, Jan. 13, 2000, at New Dawn Health Center in Dover, following a brief illness.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, North Lawrence with the Revs. Douglas Meek and Edward Scaglione officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home in Massillon and on Monday one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, 14411 Orrville St. NW, North Lawrence 44666.
She was born April 29, 1913 in North Lawrence to Thomas and Minnie (Leisy) Longworth.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Barbara Ritter of Strasburg; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Alta Staser
WARSAW -- Alta Mertilla Staser, 100, 539 E. Main St., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. David Dodridge officiating. Burial will be at the Blissfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 7, 1899 in Blissfield to William Albert and Artie (White) Williamson and married Walter C. Staser on June 27, 1918. He died March 18, 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris Shrimplin of Coshocton and Janice (David) Ulry of Upper Arlington; a son, John Staser of Warsaw; a son-in-law, Merlin L. Garver of West Salem; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Howard Tyler
WOOSTER -- Howard Hobbs Tyler, 868 Oak Hill, Wooster, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Akron General Medical Center.
There will be no services. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wayne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 266, Wooster 44691, in his memory.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home.
He was born in Arcadia, Fla. to Walter F. and Josephine Hobbs Tyler.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. James (Patricia) Muncy of Millersburg; a brother, Walter Frick Tyler of Smithville; his girlfriend, Glenda Peyatt of Wooster and his dog, Bud.

Darrick Eberly
DALTON -- Darrick J. Eberly, 10-year-old son of Roger L. and Joanne M. (Steckle) Eberly, 15852 Western Road, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2000, at his home from injuries sustained in a farm accident.
Services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at East Union Mennonite Church near Orrville, with Mark Good and David Van Pelt officiating. Burial will be at County Line Mennonite Church Cemetery near Dalton.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-4 and 6-9 at Valley View School, 15723 Hackett Road, Dalton.
Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to County Line Mennonite Church, in care of Arthur Amstutz, 8536 McQuaid Road, Orrville 44667.
He was born April 4, 1989 near Mount Eaton.
Other survivors include sisters, LuAnn, Cherilyn and Rosalyn, and brothers, Galen, Dustin and Charlan, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Luella Eberly of Apple Creek; and maternal grandparents, Peter and Reta Steckle of Zurich, Ontario.

Bertha Lengacher
RITTMAN -- Bertha A. Lengacher, 91, of Rittman, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Rittman Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with James A. Foster officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, 130 N. Main St., Rittman 44270.
She was born Oct. 5, 1908, in Sardis to Charles and Lena (Bruny) Lallathin and married Harry Lengacher. He died Sept. 15, 1994.
Surviving are sons and their wives, Russell and Suddie Lengacher of Wooster and Robert and Wanda Lengacher of Sterling, daughters, Mrs. John (Deloris) Suppes and Mrs. Robert (Charlene) Snyder, both of Rittman and Mrs. William (Janet) Hodge of Centralia, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchild; brothers, Ralph Lallathin of Sardis and Carl Lallathin of Wheeling, W.Va.; and sisters, Alice Riley of Wheeling, W.Va., and Evelyn Lallathin of Sardis.

Alta Youngen
SUGARCREEK -- Alta L. Youngen, 90, 122 Yoder Ave., died Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2000, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek, after a brief illness.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Shanesville Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Ragersville Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
The family suggests contributions be made to Shanesville Lutheran Church.
She was born June 29, 1909, near Ragersville to Jacob and Alice (Schumacher) Mizer and married Charles Youngen. He died Nov. 12, 1978.
Surviving are sons and their wives, Lowell and Diana Youngen of Sugarcreek and Glenn and Kim Youngen of New Philadelphia; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Lloyd Mizer of New Philadelphia and Orrin Mizer of Normal, Ill.

Mabel Burckhart
ORRVILLE -- Mabel R. Burckhart, 90, 914 McGill St., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at her residence after a lingering illness.
Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Orrville Mennonite Church, with the Revs. John and Barbara Lehman officiating. Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Martins Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 5-9 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.
Memorial contributions may be made to I.W. Royer Scholarship Fund, in care of Orrville Mennonite Church, 1305 W. Market St., Orrville 44667; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Elkhart County, Ind., to Joseph and Mary (Wenger) Ressler and married Elias K. Burckhart on Sept. 18, 1932, in Orrville. He died Nov. 26, 1988.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Paul and Marna Burckhart of Hesston, Kan., Carolyn Powers of Wooster and Mary and Bill Hoover of Orrville; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and their wives, Paul and Florence Ressler and Earl and Ruby Ressler, all of Orrville, and Ellis and Sadie Ressler of North Lawrence; and sisters and their husbands, Evelyn and Evan Taylor of Dalton, Marjorie and Joseph Kotva of Bedford, Inez Brubaker and Edna Brubaker, both of Orrville and Dorcas Ross of Wooster.

Donald Kintner
SEVILLE -- Donald B. Kintner, 87, of Hulbert Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Meadowview Care Center.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. F.D. Donaldson officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Seville to Thomas and Florence (Bowers) Kintner.
Surviving are a cousin, Harry Weirath of Wadsworth and one other cousin; and special friends, Ed and Carol Pamer of Seville, with whom he had made his home.

Rolland Ross
WOOSTER -- Rolland A. Ross, 85, 1660 Barbara Drive, entered into rest Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2000, in the emergency room at Wooster Community Hospital, due to declining health.
Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Wooster Mennonite Church, with Pastor Ralph Reinford officiating. Burial will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wooster.
Friends may call Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267, Wooster; or to Wooster Mennonite Church, 1563 Beall Ave., Wooster 44691.
He was born June 20, 1914, in Elida to Walter and Fannie (Good) Ross and was married to Martha A. Ross. She entered into rest on May 31, 1989. On Sept. 8, 1990, in Wooster, he married Dorcas M. Ressler. She survives.
Surviving are children, Richard Ross of San Jose, Calif., Roger Ross of Dove Creek, Colo., and Alicia Ginther and her husband, Allen, of Hocksville, Texas; stepchildren, Donald Gable of Apple Creek, Timothy Gable of Laguna Niquel, Calif., Mrs. Eldon (Wava) Kornhaus of Kidron, Mrs. Frank (Evangeline) King of Mohnton, Pa., and Mrs. Eric (Phyllis) Mitchell of Parish, N.Y.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Ross of Orrville; a sister, Irene Heatwol of Harrisonburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Bessie Miller
MARSHALLVILLE -- Bessie Miller, 95, formerly of Marshallville, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton.
Services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Gresser Funeral home in Orrville, with Elmer Good and Ernest Steiner officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery, Marshallville.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
She was born March 7, 1904, in Marshallville to Harvey and Marie (Krites) Felix and married Marion Miller on Nov. 19, 1927. He died July 27, 1997.
Surviving are daughters, Rosine and Herb Nussbaum and Jeanette and Robert Sword, all of Dalton and Mary Chapman of Doylestown; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

James Watson
LODI -- James L. Watson, 79, of Lodi, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Glendora Health Care Center in Wooster.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, with Pastor Jerry Arman officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
He was born April 27, 1920, in Republic to Alvin and Blanche (Sietz) Watson and was married to Mollie Watson. She died in 1989.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Sharon King and Alice and Denzel Channel, all of Lodi, David and Connie Watson of Seville and John and Carey Watson of Medina; six grandchildren; a sister, Alice Neikirk of Tiffin; and a brother, Daryl Watson of Republic.

Henry Gray
CLEVELAND -- Henry "Hawk" Gray, 86, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at West Side Independent Baptist Church, 4004 Cypress Ave., Cleveland. Burial will be at West Park Cemetery.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home, 9811 Denison Ave.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Henry and Gloria R. Gray, Gene and Pam Gray and Carol and Forest Caricofe, all of Orrville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Burns, Ruth Howell, Edith Dawson and Marceline Slack; and a brother, Sam Gray.

William Stine
NORTON -- William O. Stine, 89, of Norton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, with Pastor Stivers officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 6-8 at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. by National Lodge 568.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army; or to Haven of Rest in memory of William Stine.
He was born May 19, 1910, in Smithfield.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Viola; a daughter, Shirley Bartzi and her husband, Joseph; one grandchild, Bryan Bartzi and his wife, Ronda; and a sister, Grace Van Meter.

EIi D. Mullet
MILLERSBURG -- Eli D. Mullet, 74, 5052 Township Road 355, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at his residence after an extended illness.
Services will be Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Daniel P. Miller residence, 5024 Township Road 355, Millersburg, with Bishop Henry Beachy officiating. Burial will be at the Miller Cemetery, Mechanics Township, Holmes County.
Friends may call anytime today (Friday) after 2 at the Mullet residence. Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, is handling arrangements.
He was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Winesburg to Dan E. and Mary Ann (Keim) Mullet and married Nettie Yoder on March 6, 1952. She survives.
Other survivors include children and their spouses, Bennie E. and Esther Mullet of Millersburg, Gertie and Daniel Miller of the home and Lydia Ann and Atlee Miller of Dundee; eight grandchildren; brothers, Jonas Mullet of Dundee and Wayne Mullet of Apple Creek; and sisters, Alma Miller of Dundee and Clara Miller of Orrville.

Alice Henson
CANTON -- Alice I. Henson, 93, of Canton, died Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2000, at Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster, after an extended illness.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Massillon Baptist Temple, 1219 Overlook Ave., SW, Massillon, with the Rev. Jay Dolvin officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Massillon.
Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at Reed Funeral Home in Canton, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Massillon Baptist Temple.
She was born Feb. 14, 1906, in Holmes County to George and Anna (Shear) Kaiser and married Charles T. Henson. He died Oct. 4, 1996.
Surviving are daughters and their husbands, Margaret Ann and Ed Laferty of Lakewood, Wanedth "Edie" and Donald Kistler of Perry Township, Beverly and Thomas Stoneman of Mineral City and Glenda and Richard Woods of Wooster; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Glenda Price of Canton; and brothers, George "Junior" Kaiser and his wife, Doris, of Orrville and Raymond Kaiser of Strasburg.

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