SEVILLE -- Lucille M. Armentrout, 79, 109 Water St.. died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Canaan Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. James R. McComas officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, and one hour prior to services at the church. An Eastern Star service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Canaan Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 167, Creston 44217.
She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Wayne County, W.Va., to F. F. and Ruth (McComas) Ferguson and married Dudley W. Armentrout on May 4, 1943. He died Dec. 26, 1997.
Surviving are sons, the Rev. Larry (Gay) Armentrout of New Albany, Jerry Armentrout of Seville, and Ron (Desiree) Armentrout of Columbus; a daughter, Linda (Jim) Warrington of Columbus; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Garland Ferguson of South Point; and a sister, Gloria Jean Estep of Alabama.
HOLMESVILLE -- Atlee L. Parrot, 89, of Holmesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Holmes County Home, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with the Rev. Kenneth Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Fredericksburg Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holmes County Home.
He was born April 7, 1912, near Fredericksburg, to Leroy H. and Florence M. (Fluhart) Parrot.
Surviving are several cousins.
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Marjorie M. Blum, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the home of her son in Wooster.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Norwalk, to Eddy and Hester (Thompson) Myers and married Harold T. "Guz" Blum. He died in 1989.
Surviving are her children and their spouses, Harold III and Cynthia Blum of Phoenix, Ariz., Christopher and Marcia Blum of Wooster, Barry and Karen Blum of Elkhorn, Wis., Peter and Gail Blum of Hillsdale, Mich., Susan Blum and her husband, Vaughn Miller of Glendale, Ariz., and Thomas Blum of Phoenix, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles F. Myers of Englewood, Colo.
MANSFIELD -- Carol Louise (Cathers) Smith, 57, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, following an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield with Pastor Daniel Nichols officiating. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 6-9 at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 11, 1944, in Ashland, to Thomas and Esther L. (Hestler) Cathers.
Surviving are her husband, Gary Smith of Mansfield; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Tommy and Missy Breneman of Butler, Michael Breneman and Gary Andrew Smith, both of Mansfield; a daughter, Rose Andrews of Mansfield; five grandchildren; her mother, Esther L. Cathers of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Paul P. Cathers of Mansfield; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ota and Robert Sprague of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ruth and Roger Barker of Mansfield and Laura and Marvin Welty of Mount Gilead and numerous nieces and nephews.
COSHOCTON -- Martha Lenhart, 75, 24724 State Route 621, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at West Lafayette Care Center in West Lafayette, following an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek with the Rev. Wayne Harmon officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek.
Friends may call Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Coshocton or Tuscarawas Counties.
She was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Shanesville, to Harold and Minnie (Brown) Moomaw.
Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Lenhart, whom she married April 2, 1948; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Lois) Wynn of Columbus; a son, Robert W. (Sharon) Lenhart Jr. of Bowling Green, Ky.; four grandchildren and two sisters, Bernice Weingarth of Sugarcreek and Mrs. Carol (Gladys) Myers of Strasburg.
KILLBUCK -- Norma C. Phillips, 72, 40319 County Road 19, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at her residence, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Monroe Township, Coshocton County, to the late Adam Dewey and Mildred (Church) Reiss. On Dec. 24, 1955 she married A. Eugene Phillips, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1998.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Phillips and wife, Karen of Coshocton; two grandchildren; sisters, Janet Barton of Canal Lewisville and Mrs. Morris (Barbara) Richmond of Wooster; an aunt and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Norman McCoy and Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will be in Killbuck Cemetery.
Visitation will be tonight (Thursday) from 6-8 and until service time on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Coshocton County, 230 S. 4th St., Coshocton 43812.
LIMA -- Beryl J. Armentrout, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at her daughter's residence.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Chiles &0; Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel in Lima with Pastor Thomas Lentz officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice, Mended Hearts, or a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Lima, to William and Ruth (Huvler) Carl and married Forest "Army" Armentrout on June 28, 1940. He died Dec. 7, 1997.
Surviving are a son, William D. Armentrout of Lima; four daughters, Virginia "Ginger" (Charles) Hill of Lafayette, Paula L. (William) Rentz of Millersburg, Anne R. Ferrall of Lima and Kathy L. (Willie) Williams of Mendon; eight grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren and three sisters, Dorothy Springer of Cridersville, Wilma (William) Roberts of Daleville, Ala. and Dr. Jacqueline Carl of Fort Wayne, Ind.
DOYLESTOWN -- Marilyn L. Dietry, 46, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 17, 2001.
She was born Feb. 5, 1955, to Donald W. and Mary Ann (Marchion) Dietry Sr.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann Dietry of Doylestown; sisters, Bonita (Robert) Cox of Brentwood, Tenn., Donna (Robert) Hill of City of Green; brother, Donald W. Dietry Jr. of Wooster; loving aunts and uncles and nieces.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Fr. David McCarthy celebrant. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 161 W. Clinton St., Doylestown, 44230 or to Wayne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 266, Wooster 44691.
Arrangements are being handled by Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown.
HOLMESVILLE -- Karen E. Shafer, 54, 137 Erie St., died Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2001, at her home, following a short illness.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Revs. Brian Powell and Don Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Holmes County Hospice, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born June 7, 1947, in Millersburg, and was the daughter of Budd and Bessie (Chaney) Trussel.
Surviving are a daughter, Laura and husband, Marion Yoder of Berlin; three grandchildren; parents, Budd and Bessie Trussel of Holmesville; two sisters, Sharon and husband, John Mackey of Holmesville and Linda and husband, Larry Harter of Millersburg and four brothers, Robert and wife, Carol Gisinger of Millersburg, Ted and wife, Peggy Gisinger of Marshallville and Rock Russell and Rex and wife, Regina Trussel, all of Holmesville.
LOUDONVILLE -- Wilbur E. Corell, 83, 224 Riverside Drive, died Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2001, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Terry E. Ruther officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at Loudonville Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-8 at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville 44842 or American Cancer Society.
He was born March 26, 1918, in Strasburg, to Eugene E. and Mary (Wernke) Corell.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Findley Corell, whom he married Oct. 8, 1939; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Amy Corell of Gaylord, Mich.; his daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Irwin McAuley of Brighton, Mich.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Thelma Jenkins of Akron.
WEST SALEM -- Mary I. McLennan, 95, of West Salem, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem with Pastor Martha Mathatas officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1905, in Cleveland, to Paul and Adele (Hansen) Tirohn and married Albert E. McLennan. He died previously.
Surviving are a daughter, Marianne Sheridan of West Salem and two grandchildren.
ASHLAND -- John R. Stepp, 46, of Claremont Avenue, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Services will be Friday at 5 p.m. at Ashland County Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Mike Schoenian officiating. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park.
Friends may call Friday from 4-5 p.m. at the Mausoleum Chapel.
Arrangements are being handled by Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel of Wooster.
He was born March 2, 1955, in Augsburg, Germany, to William F. and Martha Ann (Honaker) Stepp. He married Betty L. Gray on May 6, 1988. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Audra Gray and Sandy and Candy Stepp of the home; five grandchildren and sisters, Gloria Day of Ashland and Becky (William) Bursley.
WALNUT CREEK -- Sarah Byler, 82, Walnut Hills Retirement Home at Walnut Creek and formerly of Chardon, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg.
Services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Berlin Mennonite Church and Friday at 11 a.m. at New Mercies Church formerly known as Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church, Aquilla Road, Burton, with Pastors Ernie Hershberger and Ray Mullet officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Burton.
Friends may call Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at Berlin Mennonite Church and Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. at New Mercies Church in Burton.
Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.
She was born July 10, 1919, in Mesopotamia, to Abraham and Fannie (Miller) Weaver and married Edward Byler on Dec. 18, 1939. He died in March 1995.
Surviving are three sons, Alfred (Donna) Byler and John (Cookie) Byler, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Edward (Dawn) Byler Jr. of Chardon; four daughters, Mrs. Dean (Janet) Miller of Orrville, Mrs. Tom (Sally) Kanagy of Stuarts Draft, Va., Mrs. Lew (Frances) Martin of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Nick (Sandra) Ardelian of Barberton; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Abe Weaver of Chardon and eight sisters, Martha Kurtz of East Claridon, Sally Misterka of Burton, Mrs. Menno (Jemima) Schmucker of Burton, Rebecca Mast of Georgia, Fannie Weaver of Painesville, Mrs. Allen (Emma) Mast of Florida, Mrs. Bill (Kate) Kuhmer and Mrs. Bill (Ella) Gingerich, both of Middlefield.
WOOSTER -- Clifford E. Fisher, 84, 1507 Bellevue Drive, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2001, at West View Manor.
Services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. Carroll Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Wooster, to Sherman and Lena (Montandon) Fisher.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Neidert Fisher, to whom he had been married 55 years and nieces and nephews.
WOOSTER -- John P. Dillon, 89, 558 Williamsburg Court, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon.
There will be no services. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
He was born March 4, 1912, in Pittsburgh, to John Patrick and Edna (Gilliland) Dillon.
Surviving are his wife, Irene Keally Dillon, whom he married Feb. 6, 1934; children and their spouses, John J. and Judy Dillon of Charlotte, N.C., Robert O. and Barbara Dillon of Pittsburgh, and Michael K. and Patti Dillon of Wooster; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a sister, Mary Lou Noe of Chula Vista, Calif.
DOYLESTOWN -- Ambrose C. Benolken, 80, of Doylestown, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Wayne County Hospice, 2525-A, Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or to Parkinson's Disease Association.
He was born Feb. 21, 1921, in New Munich, Minn., to Joseph and Elizabeth (Bockhold) Benolken. He married Velma Davis on Dec. 31, 1949.
He is survived by wife, Velma C. Benolken; daughters, Audrey Winowiecki of Las Vegas, Nev., Barbara (George) Snyder Sr. of Marshallville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, Dolan Benolken of Minnesota.
NAVARRE -- Helen E. Slabaugh, 87 of Navarre, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2001, at Massillon Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church with the Rev. Rodney McBride officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Memorial contribitons may be made to the family.
She was born April 7, 1914, in Massillon, to John and Lydia Alice (Baker) Doubledee and married Monroe Slabaugh. He died Oct. 29, 2000.
Surviving are her daughters, Alice Hershey of Apple Creek, and Sylvia Kerby of Navarre; her sons, Glenn Slabaugh of Florida, Norman Slabaugh of Apple Creek, David Slabaugh of Grove City, and Mark Slabaugh of Canton; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a nephew.