ASHLAND -- Ethel Ann Scott, 69, of County Road 1153, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at her residence.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ashland County Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Glick officiating. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park.
Friends may call one hour prior to servicea on Thursday at Ashland County Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.
Arrangements are being handled by Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rick Scott, 1391B County Road, 1153, Ashland 44805 to help defray expenses.
She was born Aug. 21, 1932, in Pittsburgh, to Richard Carl and Wilma Herman (Schwartz) Gruntz. She married Jack H. Scott on June 15, 1952. He died Oct. 16, 1986.
Surviving are children, Jack (Tracy) Scott of Richmond, Va., Lonie (Michelle) Scott of Norfolk, Va., Rich (Jean) Scott of Ashland, Becky (Tim) Tallon of Bethel Park, Pa., Sindy (Chuck) Rowe of Millersburg and Loretta Scott of Ashland; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
WHEATON, Ill. -- Joshua Michael Henning, infant son of Rick and Valerie (Estrada) Henning, 926 N. Howard St., and formerly of Dalton, died shortly after birth on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in Illinois.
Services will be Friday at 6 p.m. at Wheaton Bible Church in Wheaton, Ill., with Elder Phil Passon officiating. Burial will be in Sonnenberg Mennonite Church Cemetery near Kidron.
Local memorial services will be held at a later date.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wheaton Bible Church, Main at Franklin Street, Wheaton, Ill. 60187.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Matthew and a twin sister, Megan, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Tony and Judy Estrada of Apple Creek; paternal grandfather, Lynn Henning of Dalton; and great-grandparents, Tony and Patsy Estrada of Orrville.
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. -- James W. Pontius, of Niskayuna, N.Y., formerly of Orrville, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001.
Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady in Schenectady, N.Y.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., Schenectady, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 346, Schenectady, N.Y. 12301; or to the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, 133 Saratoga Road, Scotia, N.Y. 12302.
He had worked for the General Electric Co. from 1937-78, when he retired, and had served as a deacon and elder of the Greater Consistory of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Kathryn (Sharp) Pontius; children, Howard "Tod" Pontius of Austin, Texas, Carolyn Tail of Porcupine, S.D., Jon Pontius of Bombay, N.Y., and Janne Mathes; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Shablesky of Trotwood.
RITTMAN -- Richard K. "Rick" Tyska, 47, of Rittman, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, with the Rev. James E. Watt officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tri-County Hospice, 102 Main St., Suite 304, Wadsworth 44281.
He was born May 11, 1954, in Wadsworth.
Surviving are his parents, Godfrey and Ruth (Howell) Tyska of Rittman; brothers Ronald Tyska and Larry (Betty) Tyska, both of Wadsworth; and a sister, Mrs. John (Connie) Roher of Seville.
FRESNO -- Jonas H. Miller, 84, 30639 Coshocton County Road 12, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at his residence, after a brief illness.
Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Miller residence, with Bishop Ervin A. Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery in Millcreek Township, Coshocton County.
Friends may call anytime at the residence.
Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling the arrangements.
He was born June 7, 1917, in Holmes County to Harry B. and Clara (Hershberger) Miller and married Katie Ann Mast on Dec. 8, 1943. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Eli A. (Clara) Miller of Shreve; two sons, Wayne J. (Sara) Miller of Fresno and Eli J. (Esther) Miller of Millersburg; 24 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eli H. Miller of Dundee; and three sisters, Sovilla Keim of Shreve, Edna Hershberger of Dalton and Sarah Yoder of Millersburg.
W. Robert Johnston
CANTON -- W. Robert Johnston, 81, 4515 22nd St. NW, died Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2001, at West View Manor in Wooster.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Colerain Presbyterian Church in Colerain with Elizabeth Wycoff-Graf officiating. Burial will be at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the church from 11:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.
Those who wish may contribute to Wheeling Y.M.C.A., Lounez Ave., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 or the Crittenton Services, 2606 National Road, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
Surviving are his children, Mrs. James (Gayle) Leitch of Toronto; Mrs. Bruce (Tina) Johanns of Cleveland, retired Col. Bruce and Valerie Johnston of San Antonio; and Rob and Wendy Johnston of Wooster; nine grandchildren; a sister, Jean Anne Smith of Canton; and a brother, George Johnston of Canton.
LOUDONVILLE -- Esther Joan Kurtz, 74, 960 Township Road 3475, died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2001, at Samaritan Regional Health System, after a long illness with kidney failure.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. James Bennett officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 127 S. Union St., Loudonville 44842.
She was born March 5, 1927, in Loudonville to Gailord "Ike" and Bessie Mae (Eberhart) Hunter and married Robert J. Kurtz. He died June 23, 1999.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Diane Kurtz and Gary and Anna Kurtz, all of Loudonville, and Kevin and June Kurtz of Ashland; a daughter, Brenda Kurtz, of Ashtabula; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Theresa Hunter of Fredericktown.
DALTON -- Roger Dean Snure, 60, of Dalton, died peacefully Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Dalton Cemetery with Jim Lawrence officiating.
Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
The family suggests that friends who wish may contribute to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691, or to Taussig Cancer Center at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44195.
He was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Wooster to Robert W. and Olive Arlene (Swoveland) Snure and married Melody Lawrence in Dalton on June 16, 1974.
Surviving Roger in addition to his wife are a daughter, Gale (Jerry) Shell of Wooster; two grandchildren; a brother, Dave of Wooster; a sister, Nancy Snure of Fountain Inn, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.
CRESTON -- Vonnie L. Beaudoin, 92 Shawnee Lane, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Rittman Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, State Route 3, Wooster, with Jack Boggs officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moose Heart, in care of Tom Stahl, 104 Evergreen Drive, Creston 44217.
She was born in Ivydale, W.Va., to William A. and Esther (Coen) Boggs. She married Louis J. Beaudoin on Aug. 16, 1952. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Richard Beaudoin of Wooster, Susan (Steven) Wolfe of Creston and Jackie Beaudoin of New York; five grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Jack) Boggs of Seville, Damon Boggs of Columbus and sisters, Joyce Reall of Wadsworth and June Mollohan of Clay, West Virginia.
MAYFIELD -- Harry H. Miller, 103, formerly of Mayfield, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Grand Village Manor in Twinsburg.
Services will be Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. Christopher Cottrell officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday, Sept. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home with Ebenezer Lodge No. 33 F&AM conducting memorial services at 6:45 p.m.
He was born Feb. 5, 1898, in Wooster to Milton and Katherine (Scott) Miller. His wife, Della May Miller, died in 1990.
Surviving are a son, Richard A. of Aurora; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
WADSWORTH -- Rilla M. Coffman, 99, of Wadsworth, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Drive, Rittman, with the Rev. Richard A. Lapehn officiating. Burial of her cremains will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Order of Eastern Star services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 306, Rittman 44270.
She was born on April 23, 1902, in Kalida, to William and Lydia (Blosser) Krouse and married Cletus D. Coffman. He died Nov. 8, 2000.
Surviving are daughters, Ellie (Ben) Furry of Wadsworth, Ethel Trevethan of San Antonio, Texas, and Lois Lundberg of Louvignies, Belgium; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
LOUDONVILLE -- Matthew S. Atherton, 17, 435 N. Water St., died Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, 2001, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, from injuries sustained Tuesday in an automobile-bicycle accident near Perrysville.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville.
Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 7-9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 20, 1983, in Ashland County.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Christine Atherton of Loudonville; his father and stepmother, Tom and Barb Atherton of Ashland; a sister, Patricia Atherton of Mansfield; two half-sisters, Amanda Finley of Ashland and Marla Frazee of Loudonville; his maternal grandparents, Guy and Sandy Christine of Perrysville; and his great-grandparents, Irene and John Davis and Chester Porter, all of Loudonville.
ORRVILLE -- Icie D. Miller, 97, 1307 N. Crown Hill Road, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville.
Services will be Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville with the Rev. Norma Duerksen officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Smithville.
Visitation will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville and one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orrville Salvation Army, 332 W. High St., Orrville 44667.
She was born June 28, 1904, in Orrville, to Amos and Amanda (Smucker) Yoder and married Dan W. Miller on May 3, 1925. He died March 6, 1994.
Surviving are sons, Clifford (Donna) Miller of Chicago and Gerald (Lila) Miller of Northfield; a daughter, Carol Nolt of Orrville; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
MOUNT EATON -- Mary R. Erb, 79, of Mount Eaton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon.
She was born in Mount Hope on June 12, 1922, to the late Reuben and Clara (Troyer) Yoder. She married Samuel P. Erb who is deceased.
She is survived by five children, Clara Erb of the home, Fannie Erb-Miller (Ed Miller) of Millersburg, Verna Erb of Apple Creek, Peter M. (Louisa) Erb of Mount Eaton and Leona (Dave) Hershberger of Millersburg; five grandchildren; a sister, Verna Bowman of Mount Hope; a brother, Dan (Marilyn) Yoder of Sugarcreek.
Services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church with the Revs. Joe Hochstetler and Freeman Hostetler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the church or Saturday from 12-1:30 p.m. also at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sewing Circle of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 3391 State Route 62, Millersburg 44654.
DOYLESTOWN -- Services for Ethel E. Bieri, 89, of Doylestown, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, with Roger Loomis officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron.
Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 5-8 at the funeral home.
CONCORD, N.C. -- Frederick J. Walsh, 91, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Fr. David McCarthy, celebrant. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 161 W. Clinton, St., Doylestown 44230.
He was born May 26, 1910 in Millersburg to William and Rose (Strobel) Walsh and married Esther Flath on July 7, 1934. She died previously.
He is survived by family, Jay and Kim Cristino of Stanly, N.C.
LAKEVILLE -- Irma Reutter, 93, of Lakeville, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Valley City.
Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
She was born March 1, 1908 in Brunswick. She married George Reutter. He died in 1987.
Surviving are sons, Fred (Rosemary) Reutter of Big Prairie and William Reutter of Lakeville; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.