RITTMAN -- Virgie King, 77, formerly of Rittman, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Magnolia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Homer L. Watson officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
She was born March 22, 1924, in Greenup County, Ky., to Alley and Jennie (Brown) Jones.
Surviving are sons, Lee (Andra) Justice of Ruidoso, New Mexico, Kenneth (Donna) Wellman of Creston, and Boyd (Shirley) and Carl (Sandy) Wellman, all of Wadsworth; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Alvin Jones of Wadsworth; and a sister, Della Canter of Rittman.
John Haley Jr.
RITTMAN -- John L. Haley Jr., 69, 46 N. State St., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with Jerry Wyant III officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, PO Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1931, in Columbus, to John L. and Mildred (Drake) Haley Sr., and married Merrill Helms on Aug. 14, 1954. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, John (Dina) Haley III of Rittman; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Pamela) Bush of Summerville, S.C.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Joeann) Huff of Mansfield.
SALINE, Mich. -- Miriam L. Jeffries, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Sunrise Assisted Living, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lakewood Christian Church, 17513 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, with the Rev. Martha Chenault officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Fla. 34470.
Arrangements are being handled by Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, Saline, Mich.
She was born Sept. 25, 1912, in Fostoria, to Elmer and Margaret (Miller) Crawford and married Charles M. Jeffries on June 29, 1933 in Cleveland. He died May 3, 2001.
Surviving are two sons, David A. Jeffries of Orrville and Richard (Natalie) Jeffries of Saline, Mich.; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
CRESTON -- Sophia F. Gainer, 91, of Creston, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Barberton. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Murray Funeral Home in Creston.
She was born Dec. 18, 1909, in Barberton, to John and Mary (Krasovec) Gainer.
She graduated from Barberton High School and attended Akron Business College.
Surviving are a sister, Jeanette Miller of Creston and nieces and nephews.
GALION -- John Marion Butler, 70, 1303 McClure St., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at his home.
There will be no services, Mr. Butler donated his body to The Ohio State University Medical School.
Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Loudonville, to John Warfield and Clara Rebecca (Bird) Butler.
He is survived by three sons, William E. Butler of Columbus, John M. Butler Jr. of Erie, Pa. and Robert Troy Butler of Clinton, Tenn.; five daughters, Marilyn G. Bush of Cambridge, Patricia Lynn Hewett, Tammy Bell and Teresa Hargett, all of Clinton, Tenn. and Christina Pennington of Naples, Fla.; many grandchildren; three brothers, Carl Butler of Naples, Fla., Bert Butler of San Jose, Calif. and Ralph Butler of Corning, Calif. and four sisters, Grace Jones of Galion, Alma Vanderbilt of Mansfield, Rosemary Thompson of Tucson, Ariz. and Delores Lint of Loudonville.
CRESTON -- Mary M. Decker, 66, of Creston, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Smithville-Western Care Center, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with the Rev. Michael Decker officiating. Burial will be at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston 44217 to help defray expenses.
She was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Monroe County, to Charles and Marie (Dixen) Cehrs and married Thurman Decker on Aug. 31, 1951. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Larry and wife, Diane Decker of Wooster; Nancy and husband, Dean Vaughn of Paris, Mo. and Sandra and husband, John Yeagley of Orrville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Irvin and wife, Joan Cehrs of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Ralph and wife, Virginia Cehrs of Wadsworth.
LODI -- Stacey Lynn Dague, 37, of Lodi, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home.
Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi with Pastor Floyd Costello officiating.
Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Ohio, 2800 Euclid Ave., Room 450, Cleveland 44115.
She was born Dec. 9, 1963, in Lodi, to Stanley and Jeanne (Hagans) Dague.
Surviving are her parents of Westfield Township; two sisters, Leslie Griffitts of Burbank and Christine Dague of Polk; a nephew; four nieces; a great-niece and a great-nephew.
WICHITA, Kan. -- Richard L. "Dick" Morrison, 59, of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Central Community Church.
Watson Funeral Home in Wichita, Kan. handled arrangements.
He was born Jan. 18, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. He married Sharon Penney on May 5, 1962 in Newton, Kan. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Laurie Jill Delling and Tiffany Valine Ryan, both of Wichita, Kan., and Leslee Estella Anne Morrison of Manhattan, Kan.; seven grandchildren; his mother, Mary Morrison of Wooster; a brother, David Morrison of Wichita, Kan. and a sister, Kathy Bauman of Wooster.
LAKEVILLE -- Kimberly K. Flinner, 38, of Lakeville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Cleveland Metro Hospital in Cleveland, from injuries sustained in a horseback riding accident.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Jim Platner officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Shreve.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 341, Millersburg 44654.
She was born Sept. 18, 1963, in Loudonville, and was the daughter of Eugene and Barbara (Breneman) Flinner.
Surviving are her parents, Eugene and Barbara Flinner of Lakeville; two brothers and their spouses, Dan and Joyce Flinner of Big Prairie and Ed and Melissa Flinner of Lakeville; a niece and two nephews.
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Shawn C. Young, 40, 416 E. 4th St., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in the emergency room at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
Private family services will be today (Wednesday) at 2 at Given-Dawson Funeral Home in Coshocton with Pastors Kent Modlin and Jame Lillo officiating. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.
He was born June 16, 1961, in Coshocton, to Roy E. and Doris (Kinney) Young and married Sue Bernhart on Nov. 12, 1988. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Chelsea Marie Young and Christina Dawn Young, both of the home; sisters, Susan (Joe) Swails of West Lafayette and Tammie Young of Coshocton; half-brothers, Ralph Young and Larry Young, both of Coshocton and Steven Mulford of Indiana; and a half-sister, Diane Hagen of Washington state.
CRESTON -- Donald D. Boley, 86, of Creston, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center in Copley, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastors Robert Moeller and Bill Berry officiating. Burial will be at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3340 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333.
He was born June 6, 1915, in Creston, to Charles and Ora (Martin) Boley and married Dorothy V. Smith in 1957. She died Oct. 18, 1995.
Surviving are four children, Larry and wife, Betty Tenley of Paris, Tenn., Karen and husband, Bud Noe of Creston, Barbara and husband, Rudy Maibach of Creston and David and wife, Laurie Boley of Creston; 17 grandchildren, Don, Chris and Heather Sweigert, Jesse, Vince and Matt Tenley, Tiffany, J.R. and Stephanie Noe, Brad, Katie, Emily and Rebecca Maibach, Kyle, Bryant, Tristan and Taylor Boley and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pastor Kenneth Baldwin
TALLMADGE -- Pastor Kenneth W. Baldwin, 66, of Tallmadge, died Oct, 13, 2001.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marjorie (Vincent); sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Stephanie and Keith and Sandra, all of Orrville; daughter, Keri Baldwin of the residence; three grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Mary) of Memphis, Tenn. and Dale (Cheryl) of Crawfordsville, Ind.; sisters, Martha Carrell and Faye (Don) Swisher; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Baldwin, all of Crawfordsville, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Northwest Ave. Church of Christ, 737 Northwest Ave., Tallmadge, with Randy Kirk and Pastor Dale Baldwin officiating.
Friends may call at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 6-9 and one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the church.
Committal service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Ave. Church of Christ "Beyond the Building Fund."
WOOSTER -- Max R. Wohlford, 68, 199 N. Jefferson Road, Wooster, died Saturday evening, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home, following a sudden illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. Claude McComas officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to Wayne-Holmes Diabetes Association, in care of Vicki Slater, 2713 Congress Road, Wooster 44691, in his memory.
He was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Wayne County, to Walter J. and Mary (Gallagher) Wohlford.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Max and Tami Wohlford of Wooster, Jennifer Murray of Rittman and Judy and Dana Hooser of Creston; six grandchildren and sisters, Mrs. Chester (Eunice) Smalley of Ashland and Mrs. Ray (Maralyn) Franks of Wooster.
NORTH CANTON -- Benjamin M. Hershberger, 80, formerly of North Canton and more recently of Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, died late Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2001, at Massillon Community Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Forty Corners Church of God, 3474 Beaumont Ave. NW, Massillon with Pastor David Dooley officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Reed Funeral Home, 705 Raff Road SW, Canton, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
He was born in Wayne County to Manases and Katie Hershberger.
Surviving are his wife, June, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 3, 2001; a sister, Lizzie Miller of Wilmot; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Moses and Mary Ann Hershberger of Millersburg, Eli and Katie Hershberger of Lexington and Atlee and Janet Hershberger of Dalton and 17 nieces and nephews.
MILLERSBURG -- Lucille Mary Mihalovich, 75, of Millersburg and formerly of Brunswick, died Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2001, at the Holmes County Home in Holmesville, following a sudden illness.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg. Rosary service will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Ronald J. Aubry officiating.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Holmes County Home, 7260 State Route 83, Holmesville 44633.
She was born June 10, 1926, in Patton, Pa., and was the daughter of Irvin and Agnes (Kerns) Long.
Surviving are four daughters and their spouses, Lorraine and Bernard Lubert Jr. of Elyria, Mary and Roger Whitt of Brunswick, Jeanine and Mike R. Coyne of Brookpark and Christine and Dion Venus of Lodi; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Jerald and Katherine Long of Patton, Pa.; three sisters and their spouses, Eleanor and Raymond Cihan of Patton, Pa., Margie and Clark Farbraugh of Virginia Beach, Va. and JoAnne and Thomas Anderson of Barnsboro, Pa.
MILLERSBURG -- Ella L. Sours, 79, formerly of the Jeromesville area, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Castle Sunset View Nursing Home in Millersburg.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with Pastor Robert Stryker officiating. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
She was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Ashland, to Peter and Loviebell (Hites) Motter and married Donald Sours. He died in 1974.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ina Bell and Robert Stryker of West Salem; a son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Deb Sours of Killbuck; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray Motter of Albuquerque, N.M.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Warren D. Anderson, 81, Professor of Classics at The College of Wooster from 1952-1967 and a visiting scholar on several occasions in the 1970s, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, in Minneapolis.
Memorial services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church, 4439 W. 50th St., Edina, Minn.
The family requests memorials gifts be made to St. Stephen's Choir, the Warren D. Anderson Memorial Fund, St. Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church, 4439 West 50th St., Edina, Minn. 55424.
Surviving are his daughter, Claudia; two sons, Eric and Peter and their spouses, Charlotte and Susan and five grandchildren. His wife of 50 years, Anne Anderson, died previously.
SHREVE -- Marilyn J. Geib, 70, 380 W. McConkey St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Akron General Hospital.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shreve United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Lawson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Shreve.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve.
Those who wish may make contributions to Shreve United Methodist Church Building Fund.
She was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Wooster to Fred V. and Vera L. (Simms) Kaufman and married Charles Geib Jr. of Shreve on Nov. 7, 1952. He survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children Stephanie (Dale) Stein, Melissa Baker and Jody (Denny) Wells, all of Shreve, and Mark (Lynne) Geib of Wooster; grandchildren Sarah and Adam Stein, Brittany and Avery Baker, and Mallory and Wade Wells.
Her parents and a sister, Virginia Seaton, died previously.