LAKEVILLE -- Lloyd A. James, 66, 2543 County Road 37, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, 2001, at Kingston of Ashland, after a nine-month illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Loudonville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Pollock officiating. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Lake Township.
Friends may call today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loudonville Fire Department, EMS Inc., 200 N. Market St., Loudonville 44842; or to Lakeville Fire Department.
He was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Wayne County, to Chester and Eva (Young) James and married Betty Priest on Sept. 22, 1957. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Steven James of Shreve, Sandra (Cary) Kaplan of Granville and Angela (Paul) Schmidt of Saline, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
LUCAS -- Robert B. Echelberger, 81, 56 Leiter Road, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, 2001, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital, after a short illness.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Lucas, with the Revs. Bryan L. Dadlow, Donald Saylor and Philip Banks officiating. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, where Masonic services will be held at 8:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 4065 Mount Zion Road, Lucas 44843.
He as born April 29, 1920, in Richland County, to Brant and Anna Ruth (Vail) Echelberger and married Naomi Arnold on Nov. 13, 1943. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Paul Robert (Nancy) Echelberger and Douglas Arnold (Penny) Echelberger, both of Lucas and Pamela Kay Echelberger of Mansfield; grandchildren, Ehren Paul (Deb) Echelberger of Winnebago, Ill., Matthew Peter Echelberger, Christopher Robert Crosser and Heide Lynne Echelberger, all of Lucas; a great-grandson, Chanler Paul Echelberger of Winnebago, Ill.; brothers, Donald Echelberger of Perrysville and Ted Echelberger of Ashland; and sisters, Frances Cappadonna of Tennessee and Janet Bushman of Mansfield.
Lawrence Dumire Sr.
MARSHALLVILLE -- Lawrence Z. Dumire Sr., 78, 57 Park St., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home.
Services will be held at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, W.Va. Burial will be at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown, W.Va. (Hastings (304) 292-8664).
Local arrangements were handled by Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville.
He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in St. George, W.Va., to Earl K. and Della P. (Adams) Dumire and married Dorothy M. Rogers on Oct. 1, 1943. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Lawrence "Larry" (Cindy) Dumire Jr. of Norton, James (Nancy) Dumire of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Sue (Jim) Beck of Orrville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Vincent Dumire of Moundsville, W.Va.; and a sister, Lahoma (William) Robinson of Seffner, Fla.
LOUDONVILLE -- Edward T. Butler, 80, 602 N. Market St., died Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, 2001, at his home after a short illness.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, with the Rev. Howard Horton officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville, where military services will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 124 S. Market St., Loudonville 44842.
He was born March 20, 1921, in Loudonville, to John W. and Clara (Bird) Butler and married Irene Sellers on Feb. 12, 1947. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Ed (Peg) Butler, John (Judy) Butler and Cathy Bowen, all of Loudonville; six granddaughters; brothers, Carl Butler of Naples, Fla., Bert Butler of San Jose, Calif., John Butler of Galion and Ralph Butler of Corning, Calif.; and sisters, Grace Jones of Galion, Alma Vanderbilt of Mansfield, Rosemary Thompson of Tucson, Ariz., and Delores Lint of Loudonville.
WINTERSET -- John William "Bill" Jones, 84, of Winterset, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by several relatives in the Wayne County area.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, 139 S. 9th St., Cambridge, where friends may call today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9.
He was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Guernsey County to Harry Clarence and Nettie Mae (Wells) Jones and married Velma Pauline Morris on April 18, 1940. She survives.
STUART, Fla. -- Raymond C. Stephens, 79, 6500 Gaines Ave., SW, Stuart, Fla., formerly of Glenmont, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Martin Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 1, in the home with family and friends.
He was born Nov. 2, 1921, in Harris County, Ky. to Daniel and Effie (Riley) Stephens and married Virginia Vera VerBurg. She survives.
Surviving are relatives in the Holmes County area.
WOOSTER -- Richard C. Zimmer, 73, 564 E. Bowman St., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Horn Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Tracey Hughes officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster; or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691.
He was born Jan. 30, 1928, to Joseph C. and Mildred (Manges) Zimmer Bahn and married Elizabeth Miller on April 1, 1951. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife, Liz, are sons, Craig (Vicki) Zimmer, Scott (Jan) Zimmer and Jeffrey Zimmer; and grandchildren, Christopher, Bryan, Jennifer and Jordan Zimmer.
ORRVILLE -- Wilford D. "Willie" Badertscher, 77, 241 N. Sunset Drive, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, after a three-month illness. He was in Doctors Hospital in Massillon for 10 days.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Orrville, with the Revs. Ramsey Wallace and Ray Pfahler officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, where military rites will be provided by the U.S. Army.
Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-8 at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Transport For Christ, P.O. Box 194, Kidron 44636.
He was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Kidron to Harvey and Edna (Hofstetter) Badertscher and married Donna Beck on March 6, 1948, in Orrville.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years; children, Chris (Connie) Badertscher, Dennis (Sandy) Badertscher, Janice (Robert) McGuire and Lori (William) Evans, all of Orrville; grandchildren, Aaron, Jason (Beth), Nathan (Sheri) and Andrew (Jennifer) Badertscher, Jennifer (Ryan) Seifried, Kyle Evans, Douglas and Scott McGuire; and sisters, Eleanor Maiwurm of Orrville and Valeda (William) Bezanson of Shell Point, Fla.
WOOSTER -- Eva A. Kindig, 83, of Wooster, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home in Seville, with the Rev. William H. Valentine officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born in Seville to Thomas and Esther (Krauter) Eshelman and married Charles Kindig. He died in 1998.
Surviving are a son, Jerry (Mary Lou) Roth of Wooster; a granddaughter, Amanda Roth of Wooster; and a sister, Marie Giauque of Seville.
MILLERSBURG -- Robert B. Troyer, 37, 5307 Township Road 356, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Doughty Valley Farms near Millersburg, where he was employed as a farm worker and feed grinder.
Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the Levi H. Stutzman residence, 5074 Township Road 356, Millersburg, with Bishop Andy R. Miller officiating. Burial will be at Hershberger Cemetery, Berlin Township, Holmes County.
Friends may call anytime today (Wednesday) after 2 at the Troyer residence.
Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek,
He was born June 16, 1964, in Dover to Ben A.D. and Anna (Troyer) Troyer and married Mary Schlabach on May 24, 1984. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Miriam, Wilma, John, Marion, Myron, Matthew and Nathan, all of the home; his parents of Holmesville; sisters, Susie (John P.) Miller of Holmesville, Esther (Noah) Coblentz of Homer, Mich., and Mary (Phil) Carter of Columbus; and brothers, Raymond B. (Katie) Troyer and Albert B. (Sue) Troyer, both of Baltic.
JEROMESVILLE -- Ronald L. "Rope" Hemperly, 52, 67 County Road 1950, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Akron City Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with Pastor Donald Young officiating. Burial will be at Jeromesville Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805; or to Ronald McDonald House in Columbus.
He was born March 2, 1949, in Mansfield, to Dean and Charlene (Rhoads) Hemperly and married Barbara Simmons on July 6, 1968. She survives.
He was a truck driver for Younkin & Sons of Ashland and attended Lakefork United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a 25-year member of the Masonic Lodge and Baku Grotto.
He was a life member of NAHC and a member of Amvets Post 1969, Amvets Post 149, S.A.L. American Legion Post 749, Fraternal Order of Eagles 2175 and National Rifle Association. He was a former Boy Scout leader of Mansfield Troop 106.
Other survivors include a daughter, Melody Hemperly of Jeromesville; and a sister, Linda Gundrum of Mansfield.
His parents and a daughter, Michelle Hemperly, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Gordon T. Hudson, 74, of Wooster, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Horn Nursing Center in Wooster.
There will be no services or calling hours. Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, is handling arrangements.
He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Cairo, Egypt, to George and Helen (Xirou) Hudson and married Eileen Berry on Dec. 5, 1959. She survives.
He had made his home in Saudi Arabia, Greece and England, moving to the United States in 1960. He was a teacher and Egyptologist.
He was past master of Advance Lodge 635 and a charter member of Britannia Lodge, both of New York and a member of Ebenezer Lodge in Ohio and Lodge of Research.
Other survivors include children, Randolph Hudson and Jane Hudson, both of Wooster; grandchildren, Blaze McLaughlin and Alannah Hudson; and a brother, Peter (Tatiana) Hudson of Weston, Fla.
His parents died previously and are buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Long Island, N.Y.
WOOSTER -- Donna L. Saurer, 64, 905 Portage Road, died Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Memorial services will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville, with the Rev. Randy Gehres officiating.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the memorial services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691.
She was born Feb. 19, 1937, in North Canton, to Cletus and Nelda I. (Null) Wolgamot and married Richard Saurer in 1954.
She had made her home in Orrville most of her life and in Wooster for the past 10 years. She enjoyed water color painting, ceramics and her Thursday card group at College Hills in Wooster.
She was involved with many women's and outreach groups and had touched many lives.
She was baptized in the Christ United Church of Christ and had been attending the God's House Church in Wooster.
Surviving are children, Bruce, Scott and Ric Saurer and Wendy (Randy) Regan, all of Orrville and Storm Saurer of Sierra Madre, Calif., and her fiance, Mario Silva of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Nina Saurer of Akron, Ty Regan and Georgia Saurer, both of Orrville; great-grandchildren, Maya and Nick Saurer of Akron; and sisters, Vicki (Don) Dreher of Dalton and Carol (Vincent) Macrino of Orrville.
Her parents, an infant daughter, Dionne Lorean Saurer and a brother, Robert Wolgamot, died previously.
HOLMESVILLE -- Jeremy Kelley, 21, of Holmesville, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2001, from injuries sustained in a two-car accident on state Route 83, south of Holmesville.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Jim Platner officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Township Cemetery, Holmesville.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was born July 17, 1980, in Millersburg, and was the son of Dave and Deborah (Jones) Kelley.
Surviving are his father, Dave and wife, Linda Kelley of Holmesville; his mother, Deborah of Oklahoma; paternal grandparents, Virgil and Mary Kelley of Shreve; maternal stepgrandmother, Lottie Schaub of Greer; stepbrother, Jacob Aune of Shreve; two stepsisters, Felicia Aune of Cleveland and Destiny Boreman of Wooster and three uncles.
WOOSTER -- Mike Barnes, 17, of Wooster, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2001, from injuries sustained in a two-car accident on state Route 83, south of Holmesville.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Nashville Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Platner officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling arrangements.
He was born Oct. 8, 1983, in Wahiawa, Hawaii, to Doug and Becky (Wengerd) Barnes.
Surviving are his mother, Becky Barnes of Wooster; his father, Doug and wife, Brenda Barnes of Millersburg; two brothers, Douglas Barnes of Killbuck and Shane Barnes of Wooster; a sister, Crystal Barnes of Orrville; paternal grandparents, Chuck and Janet Barnes of Nashville; maternal grandparents, Tom and Ellen McCollum of Millersburg and Enos and Twila Wengerd of Wooster and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mary Ellen Bauer
LAKEVILLE -- Mary Ellen Bauer, 81, 13739 State Route 226, died Sunday morning, Oct. 7, 2001, at her home.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Layton Broome officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to Wayne County Support Group for Parkinson's Disease, in care of Beverly Turner, 2576 Peach Lane, Wooster 44691.
She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Killbuck, to Glenn and Ruth (Elliott) Lisle.
Surviving are her husband, Charles "Bunny" Bauer, to whom she had been married 63 years; a daughter, Janet J. Zemrock of Big Prairie; sons and a daughter-in-law, Ken and Marcella Bauer of Millersburg and Chuck Bauer of Jeromesville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Donna Humrickhouser of Miamisburg and Betty Herald of Hereford, Ariz.
WOOSTER -- Harland E. Moore, 49, 814 Nold Ave., died Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
He was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Wooster, to Edward and Armenta (Sizemore) Moore.
Surviving are his children, Mary Whitehair of Bloomsburg, Pa., Harland Moore, Tammie Moore and Adam Moore, all of Wilmot and four grandchildren.