WILMOT -- Alice J. Grossniklaus, 94, of U.S. 62, Wilmot, prominent Holmes County businesswoman, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, following a period of declining health.
She was born in Beatenburg, Switzerland, on Feb. 4, 1907, to the late Fritz and Ida Burkhalter and came to the United States with her parents as a child.
She is survived by her son, Donald Grossniklaus of Wooster; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a nephew and two nieces.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with the Rev. Mark Rohrer officiating. Burial will be at the Dover Burial Park.
Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.
ORRVILLE -- John A. Howell, 71, 1397 Spring Hill Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Akron City Hospital, after a short illness.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Gary Pettyjohn officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to Parkview Church of Christ, 1912 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691 or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 in his memory.
He was born April 8, 1930, in Beallsville, to Andrew and Ova (Myers) Howell.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel E. Shriver Howell, to whom he had been married 49 years; children, Vicki and James Hooker of Mesa, Ariz., Jeff and Nadine Howell of Smithville, Tom Howell of San Antonio, Texas and Robin and Jack Malgieri of Wooster; six grandchildren and three brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Barb Howell and Jack and Dorothy Howell, all of Orrville and Vernon and Pat Howell of Apple Creek.
WOOSTER -- Muriel M. Smith, 81, of Wooster and formerly of Cadiz, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church, 87800 Cadiz-Jewett Road, Jewett, with the Rev. J. Hugh Rose officiating. Burial will be at Cadiz Union Cemetery in Cadiz.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz.
She was born June 22, 1920, in Adena, to Edward L. and Ida B. (Noble) McMannis.
Surviving are her husband, Clinton R. Smith; a son, Robert (Jeri) Smith of St. Clairsville; a daughter, Vivian (Thomas) Pickering of Evansville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy (Russ) Bowman of Akron.
CORTLAND -- Elizabeth "Betty" S. Powell, 55, 311 Michaels Court, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Robert Catholic Church in Cortland. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township.
Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Shafer-Winans & Lamer Funeral Home in Cortland and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.
She was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Youngstown, to John and Susan (Nadzam) Ferko and married James R. Powell on Aug. 12, 1967. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Pamela Mawhinney of Orrville; a granddaughter and a sister, Patricia Kostraba of Warren.
DALTON -- Betty I. Weirich, 64, of Dalton, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at her home, following a brief illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, with Pastor Paul Mullet officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. or one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne Co., 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Wooster, to John and Myrtle Jolliff and married Bob D. Weirich on Oct. 30, 1975. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Etta Lowe of Wooster, Mrs. Alvin (Laberta) Books and Mrs. Tom (Tina) Simon both of Navarre; a stepdaughter Mrs. David (Lori) Troyer of Dalton and a stepson, Jeff (Shelly) Weirich of Kidron; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; her mother, Myrtle Kandell of Warren and a sister, Grace Holbrook of Youngstown.
STONECREEK -- Melvin E. Hanni, 70, 7877 Hanni Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Union Hospital in Dover, after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, with the Rev. Jack Pancher officiating. Burial will be at St. Jacob's Cemetery near Stonecreek.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Canton Christian Fellowship Church.
He was born Sept. 6, 1930, near Stonecreek, to Isador and Florence May (Miller) Hanni and married Jessie Mae Clark. She died July 27, 1998.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Randall (Linda) Tope of Dover; four sons, Rodney Hanni of Alliance, Jeff (Debbie) Hanni, Jed (Darla) Hanni and Shawn (Lisa) Hanni, all of Stonecreek; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Evelyn) Shaw of Dover, Marilyn Pongrat of Freeport and Mrs. Eugene (Martyne) McPherson of Newcomerstown and two brothers, Richard (Wanda) Hanni of Stonecreek and David (Mary) Hanni of Bolivar.
KILLBUCK -- Deborah E. Kaser, 62, of Killbuck, died Monday evening, Aug. 6, 2001, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, following an extended illness.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Cooper officiating. Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery, Killbuck.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born May 30, 1939, in Holmes County and was the daughter of Everette and Dorothy (Scheibe) Purdy. On July 6, 1957, she married Jay H. Kaser and he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1990.
Surviving in addition to her mother, Dorothy (Scheibe) Lanham are a daughter and her spouse, Sherri and Wayne N. Smail of Killbuck; a step-grandson; a sister, Annette Lanham of Killbuck.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- William Leightner, 90, of Mills Road, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Woodland Acres Care Center in St. Clairsville.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, with the Rev. Wayne Ickes officiating. Burial will be at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Wooster, to Roy W. and Ida (Lawrence) Leightner.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Molitor Bratton Leightner; two sons, Donald W. and wife, Jean Leightner of Ravenna and Richard A. and his wife, Josy Leightner of Fredericksburg, Va.; a daughter, Gerry McMillan of Wooster; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Smith of Nevada and Dean Smith of Virginia and a sister, Beatrice Gingery of Wooster.
SMITHVILLE -- Anna Mae Holderman, 94, formerly of East Prospect Street, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Glendora Health Care Center, following a long illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smithville United Methodist Church in Smithville with the Rev. Clancy Cruise officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Smithville.
Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services.
Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Smithville Fire Association, 232 N. Summit St., Smithville 44677.
She was born April 22, 1907, in Knox County, Tenn., to Charles Henry and Barbara E. (Blosser) Becker and married John E. Holderman on Jan. 30, 1926. He died March 23, 1992.
Surviving are sons, David (Mary) Holderman of Orrville, John Holderman Jr. of Soulbysville, Calif., Donald (Wilma) Holderman of Orrville and James (Donna) Holderman of Smithville; daughters, Virginia (Charles) Thomas of Smithville and Mary Ann (Carl) Cruise of Wooster; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Frances Hartman of Dalton.
AKRON -- Arlene M. Showalter, 81, of Akron, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 at Visiting Nurse Hospice, Akron.
Friends will be received at a memorial service on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. at the home at 14943 Calaboone Road, Doylestown.
She was born in Akron in 1919. In 1941 she married R.A. "Red" Showalter. Her survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Dick of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; daughter, Suellen Roberts and son-in-law, Richard Roberts; two grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family asks that gifts be made to the Rotary Club Camp for Special Children, 190 North St., No. 103, Akron 44304.
Arrangements are being handled by Adams Mason Memorial Chapel in Akron.
SALEM -- Kenneth Robert Guzzo, 63, formerly of Long Street, Akron, and of Wooster, died Sunday evening, Aug. 5, 2001, at Essex of Salem I in Salem.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Apple Creek Cemetery in Apple Creek with the Rev. J. William Lofgren officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
He was born Nov. 14, 1937, in Wooster, to Charles and Betty (Christopher) Guzzo.
Surviving is a brother, Ronald Guzzo of El Sobrante, Calif.
HESSTON, Kan. -- Edna Ramseyer Kaufman, 91, of Hesston, Kan., died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kan.
Memorial services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan., with Pastor Norma Johnson officiating. Family graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kan.
Friends may call today (Tuesday) from 4-8 p.m. at the "Little Chapel" of Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., specifying The Edna R. Kaufman Endowed Chair in Human Ecology, The Edna R. Kaufman Endowed Scholarship in Human Ecology or The Kaufman House Renovation Project (the future home of the Kansas Institute of Peace & Conflict Resolution.)
Arrangements are being handled by Moundridge Funeral Home in Moundridge, Kan.
She was born Jan. 18, 1910, in Wayne County, to Alvin C. and Mary (Schrock) Ramseyer and married Edmund G. Kaufman on June 10, 1965, in Smithville. He died Feb. 19, 1980.
Surviving are a son, Gordon Kaufman of Cambridge, Mass.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin and Arden Ramseyer, both of Smithville and sisters, Erma Johnson of Burton, Esther Miller of Mission, Texas and Frances Gundy and Phyllis Miller, both of Goshen, Ind.
WOOSTER -- Edna I. Coblentz, 84, 311 E. South St., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Moreland Cemetery, with the Rev. William Valentine officiating.
There will be no calling hours. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, is handling arrangements.
She was born June 28, 1917, in North Baltimore to Joseph and Anna (Comer) Henry.
Surviving are children Robert Coblentz and Judy Coblentz, both of Wooster, and Donna Jean Coblentz of New York; and brothers Russell and Wilbur Henry, both of Wooster, and Robert Henry of Millersburg.
TOLEDO -- Rosaline A. (Curtis) Buehrer, 76, of Toledo, formerly of Bryan, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Flower Hospital.
She was the mother of William S. (Margaret) Buehrer of Nashville.
Memorial services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, with Pastor Jim Wenger officiating. Burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Friends who wish may make contributions to the family.
She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Stryker to John M. and Gertrude (Coy) Curtis and married William E. Buehrer on Aug. 6, 1941, in Williams County. He died in May of 1975.
Other survivors include a daughter, Robin (Jerry) Smith of Perrysburg; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Florence (John) Grime of Archbold; and brothers Mike (June) Curtis of Sherwood and Tom (Betty) Curtis of Riverview, Mich.
DALTON -- Rocco A. Frangiosi, 43, 18323 Blosser Road, died Saturday morning, Aug. 4, 2001, at his residence.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, with Father Paul Wysocki officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Sleep Apnea Association, 1424 K St. NW, Suite 302, Washington, D.C. 20005.
He was born April 24, 1958, in Orrville to Rocco P. and Hazel E. (Morris) Frangiosi and married Jeanie Richards on Oct. 13, 1990, at Orrville Baptist Church. She survives.
Other survivors include his parents; sisters Pamela Steiner, JoAnn Swartz and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Moomaw, all of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
KILLBUCK -- William Frederick Schultz, 80, 3050 Township Road 29, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, after a short illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Glenmont, with Father Ronald J. Aubry officiating. Burial will be at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, where military rites will be conducted by the Killbuck Veterans of Foreign Wars.
There will be no calling hours. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling arrangements.
He was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Cleveland to Samuel and Catherine M. (Sedelmire) Schultz and married Ida M. Scacco on Jan. 22, 1949. She died June 2, 1991.
Surviving are children Kathy Wise and Benjamin Moss, both of Cleveland, Karen Jansson of Sweden and Karole Butler of Killbuck; and grandchildren James, Aaron and Michael Butler and Caitlyn Moss.
LODI -- Joseph J. Krisko, 56, of Lodi, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at his home.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, West Salem, with Father Ronald Bryda officiating.
Friends may call Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi.
He was born Feb. 23, 1945, in Berea to Joseph and Agnes (Garsteck) Krisko and married Kathleen Skodis on June 17, 1967. She survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Kellie (John) Cooney, Amy (Patrick) Donnelly and Julie (James) Stephens III, all of Lodi; five grandchildren; his mother of Berea; sisters Mary Krisko of Fairview Park and Kathy (Denny) Mozser of Olmsted Falls; a brother, Kenneth (Sandee) Krisko of Berea; and a stepbrother, Frank (Cathie) Sklarski of Medina.
W. SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. -- Scott Curie, 42, of West Sonoma County, Calif., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, after a long illness.
Private memorial services will be held in California.
He was born Feb. 13, 1959, in Orrville, to Merle and Mary (Carney) Curie and married Kathy Valente on Sept. 7, 1986, in California. She survives.
Other survivors include sons, Marcus and Jeremy, both of the home; sisters, Laurie (Ira) Stiles and Catherine (Kent) Eberly, both of Orrville, Cheryl (Willard) Moore of Marshallville and Vicky (Dan) Collins of Ashley; brothers, Ricky Curie of Jeromesville and Stephan Curie of Wooster; three nephews and eight nieces.