ZANESVILLE -- Carol Knipe, 58, of Zanesville, formerly of Wooster, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hillis Funeral Home in Zanesville, with the Rev. Michael Bullock officiating.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services.
She was born March 21, 1943, to Hobart and Frances Daugherty.
Surviving are daughters, Loretta Lynn Stevens of Wooster and Debbie Jean Moore of Zanesville; five grandchildren; sisters, her twin, Carolyn Bryant of Wooster, Hilda Ann Smith of Texas, Doris Sue (Max) Slaughter of Dalton and Wilma Lou (Norm) Moser of Orrville; and a brother, Paul Daugherty of Wooster.
Her husband, Frank Moore, died previously.
MILLERSBURG -- Nettie Christner, 74, of Millersburg, died Monday evening, Oct. 22, 2001, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church, Millersburg, with Pastor Larry Hasemeyer officiating. Burial will be at Fryburg Cemetery, Benton.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Holmes County, to Andrew and Amanda (Wengerd) Swartzentruber.
Surviving are children, David L. (Carol) Christner of Berlin, Paul (Jenny) Christner of Walnut Creek, Darlene (Bud) Wade and Dorothy Christner (Robert Miller), both of Sugarcreek, Morris (Sally) Christner of Big Prairie and Daryl (Mary) Christner of Wilmot; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Atlee) Barkman of Benton; and brothers, Eli (Katie) Swartzentruber of Kalona, Iowa, Ammon (Erdine) Swartzentruber of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Joe Swartzentruber of Wooster.
ORRVILLE -- Noah J. Raber, 73, 558 N. Swinehart Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after a brief illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Mennonite Church in Apple Creek, with the Rev. Michael Conklin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the church, or one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Union Lutheran Church, 7063 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster 44691.
He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Holmes County, to Jacob N. and Sarah (Hershberger) Raber and married Anna Miller on April 15, 1950. She died in 1977. On Dec. 31, 1979, he married Ida E. Miller. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Ida (Dan) Cooper of Wooster; grandsons, Mark and Todd Cooper; step-grandsons, Danny Aman and Steven McCloud; step-granddaughters, Elizabeth, Theresa and Maria McCloud; a daughter-in-law, Lydia Goudy of Millersburg; a brother, Menno (Malinda) Raber of Fredericksburg; and sisters, Mattie Wengerd of Atlantic, Pa., Susan Sommers of Floyd County, Va., and Katieann Yoder of Middlefield.
MILLERSBURG -- Dale Elizabeth McCullough, 77, P.O. Box 224, died Monday evening, Oct. 22, 2001, at her home after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Dan DeHass officiating.
Friends may call three hours prior to the services.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Marion, to Walter Koehler and Mildred (Chase) Patterson and married George McCullough on Oct. 24, 1956. He survives.
Other survivors include children, Antionette Dale Gerbic, Jessie Martin Martin and Clarence (Woody) White, all of Millersburg, James Border of Boise, Idaho, Mary Margaret Miller of Apple Creek, Mildred Jane Harman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John H. White of North Canton; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
ORRVILLE -- Gladys F. Beieler, 88, formerly of Maple Terrace in Orrville, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Revs. Ramsey Wallace and Clair Brickel officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.
Friends may call one hour prior to services, from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Rittman to Martin V. and Ida (Schaffter) Hoover and married John Henry Beieler on June 29, 1957. He died Aug. 2, 1995.
Surviving are two sisters, Wilma Blatter of Apple Creek and Martha (Clair) Brickle of Brookville; and nieces and nephews.
CRESTON -- Walter F. Whittenberger, 75, of Creston, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, after a sudden illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with the Revs. Gerald Keller and Norman Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
He was born July 29, 1926, in Poland, Ohio, to Russel and Helen (Heck) Whittenberger and married Jeanette Blewitt on July 3, 1948. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Gary and wife, Sharon, of Dalton, Dana and wife, Cheryl, of Chippewa Lake and Danny and wife, Cookie, of Asheville, S.C.; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Gerald, of Arlington and a sister, Joan Gregory, of Gahanna.
HELENA, Mont. -- Earl Zimmerman, 89, of Helena, Mont., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, after a long illness with kidney disease.
Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Friends may call from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Orrville Historical Society or the Kidney Foundation, 1805 S. Bellaire, Suite 301, Denver, Colo.
Local arrangements were handled by Hagler-Anderson Mortuary, Helena, Mont.
He was born March 29, 1912, in Orrville to Ray and Barbara (Ganter) Zimmerman and married Leona Zollars on Jan. 22, 1932. She died previously.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Don Petersen of Rapid City, S.D., and Connie Blanford of Helena, Mont.; five grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; three brothers, Harold, Ralph and David Zimmerman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
SANDUSKY -- John E. Weiser, 73, a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, died Friday morning, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Giffin Care Facility of the Ohio Veterans Home, following a period of declining health.
Private services were held in the Giffin Chapel of the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Chaplain Paul Birmingham officiated. Burial will be in the Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Quick-Park & Pfeil Funeral Home, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born May 8, 1918, in Wooster, to John and Loanda Octavia "Queen" (Day) Weiser.
Surviving are his children Linda (Tom) Campagna of Clovis, Calif., John (Sharon) Rittenhouse of Plymouth, Mich., Jackie Myers of Wooster, Becky (Andrew) Ziebro of Kent, Liz (Kerry) Edwards of Wellington, Barb (John) Gianotto of Wooster, Matt (Robin) Rittenhouse of Mooresville, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Anne Stafford-Ramseyer of Wooster.
Pastor William Slates
WALNUT CREEK -- Pastor William G. Slates, 90, formerly of Fremont and a resident of Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the nursing home, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church in New Bedford with the Rev. David Hammel and Bishop Marcus J. Miller officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 1-2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church.
The family suggests memorials be made in his memory for research, to the Alzheimer's Association, 4815 Munson St. NW, Canton 44718.
Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling the arrangements.
He was born May 17, 1911, in Kilgore in Carroll County, to William J. and Mary Martha (Gottschall) Slates and married Helen Ruess on Aug. 10, 1941. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife of Walnut Hills Retirement Center, Walnut Creek, are three daughters, Lois (Lee) Harrod of Hopewell, N.J., Mary (David) Hockenbery of Columbus and Ruth Slates of New Hill, N.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
WEST SALEM -- Thomas F. Volanti, 79, of West Salem, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at his home.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in West Salem. Military services will be conducted by James Stevenson Legion Post 499 of West Salem. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem.
He was born March 5, 1922, in Cleveland, to Frank and Lucy Volanti.
Surviving are his wife, Mae (Blake) Volanti; five children, Thomas Jr. (Cindy) Volanti of Kansas, Rosalie (Rick) Mullins of North Carolina, Eleanor (Ed) Ellison of Cleveland, Frances (Fred) Meeks of Brooklyn, Michael (Natalie) Volanti of North Dakota; stepchildren, Janet Baxton of Georgia, John Celaschi of Brooklyn, Beverly Wojcik of Cleveland and Paula Tompkins of LaGrange; 14 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Ethel Volanti, died previously.
BELLEVIEW, Fla. -- Cecil L. Estep, 73, 10632 S.E. 54th Ave., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Estelles House in Ocala, Fla.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rittman Church of God, 2600 Eastern Road, with the Rev. Charles Vance officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the church. Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Campbell County, W.Va., to Albert and Rama (Staten) Eastep.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Toler (Williamson); daughter, Debby Estep; son, Jack Estep; stepdaughters, Patricia Hunter, Carol Delacruz, Cindy Wheeler, Marsha Klemundt, Shirley Bunn, Karen Blankenship, Linda Connor and Debra Nettnin; stepsons, Richard and Scott Nettnin; 38 step-grandchildren, and 36 step-great-grandchildren.
WOOSTER -- Laurita F. Brenner, 87, formerly of Nellie Circle, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Village of The Falls Nursing Home in Olmsted Falls.
Services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster 44691; American Cancer Society, Wayne County Branch, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 4815 Munson St. NW, Canton 44718, in her memory.
She was born June 16, 1914, in Lima, to Francis A. and Hazel M. (Kline) Kope and married Glen E. Brenner on Dec. 2, 1934. He died Jan. 14, 2001.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Ann and Robert Landes of Palm City, Fla. and Judith and Roy Dugan of Olmsted Falls; and two grandchildren.
WOOSTER -- Alice Belle Shoup, 72, 3275 Bayberry Cove, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at her residence.
Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Alan E. Nathan officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Nick Amster Workshop, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Millersburg, to Walter and Ellen (Reynolds) Glasgo. She married William Shoup on July 18, 1948. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Linda (James) Kirchhofer of Wooster, Nancy (Roland) Tanner of Smithville and Brian Shoup of Wooster; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
ASHLAND -- Ladine R. Taylor, 54, 402 Ohio St., and formerly of Millersburg and Loudonville, died Thursday morning, Oct. 18, 2001, at Samaritan Regional Health System.
Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Sandridge Cemetery, south of Loudonville, with the Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating.
Friends may call Monday at 1:15 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, before going to the cemetery.
She was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Ashland, to Terance "Pappy" and Vivian (McGuire) Taylor.
She is survived by her sister, Ida Mae Taylor, with whom she had made her home in Ashland and numerous cousins.
SHREVE -- Donald R. Brophy, 73, 208 E. South St., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with the Rev. Matt Thompson officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
He was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Medina, to William C. and Frances G. (Moore) Brophy and married Nettie K. Ritz on July 3, 1967. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are six daughters, Judith Ann Cattren of DeMotte, Ind., Donna Marie Kinney of Lodi, Linda Kay Highshoe of Indiana, Mary Jane Nelson of Newark, Carolyn Sue Huggler of New Albany and Teresa Irene Brophy of Killbuck; a stepdaughter, Rebbeca M. Stitzel of Wooster; 14 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
ASHLAND -- Robert L. McFarlin, 84, long-time resident of Ashland, died at his home, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, following a brief illness.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fickes Funeral Home, Jeromesville, with the Rev. Deb Patterson officiating. Burial will be at Jeromesville Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Ashland or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805.
He was born June 17, 1917, in Windsor, to the Rev. Lewis and Esther McFarlin and married M. Maxine Campbell in 1945; they were married 52 years. She died in 1998.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Cindy McFarlin of Orrville; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Wayne Blankenship of Macedonia and a daughter, Carol Primrose of Ashland; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth Ohly and Mary Louise and Paul Gnagy; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Byron and Frances McFarlin, William and Velda McFarlin and Lowell and Marjorie McFarlin.
Rev. Rondal Hardman
WOOSTER -- The Rev. Rondal Paul Hardman, 69, 6470 Chestnut Ridge, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2001, at his home.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Apple Creek United Methodist Church, Apple Creek, with the Rev. Dr. Roy Grindstaff, the Rev. Norma Bates, the Rev. Drs. Tom Snyder, Gary Olin and Judy Olin officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Marshallville.
Friends may call Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, and one hour prior to time of services at the church on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 W. Main St., Apple Creek 44606 or any United Methodist Church in his memory.
He was born June 22, 1932, in Shinnston, W.Va., to Frank and Etta (Weaver) Hardman.
Surviving are his wife, Loretta Brennan Hardman, whom he married Aug. 14, 1951; children and their spouses, Penny and John Hetsch of Doylestown, William "Bill" Hardman of Smithville, Mike and Dolores Hardman of Smithville and Charlie and Karen Hardman of Wooster; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, William Darrell Hardman of Savannah, Ga. and Harold Dwayne Hardman of Shinnston, W.Va.
BIG PRAIRIE -- Dean W. Bucklew, 72, of Big Prairie, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ of Glenmont with the Rev. Joanna Lance officiating. Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
He was born April 9, 1929, in Glenmont, to Grover and Mina (McDanield) Bucklew and married Dorothy Norris on June 15, 1950. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are three children and their spouses, Gary and Debbie Bucklew of Orrville, Sherry Smith of Killbuck and Barry and Pat Bucklew of Millersburg; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dexter Bucklew of Clark and Dallas Bucklew of Glenmont; and two sisters, Kathleen McGrath of Clyde and Edna Mohler of Killbuck.