RITTMAN -- Genevieve J. Gillespie, 86, of Rittman, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, with the Rev. Richard A. Lapehn officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 306, Rittman 44270.
She was born on May 7, 1915, in Smithville, to Jonathan and Minnie (Griner) Yoder and married Maynard Gillespie. He died in 1980.
Surviving are a son, Harold Gillespie of Rittman; daughter, Betty (Bernard) Pietrangelo of Rittman and two grandchildren.
CRESTON -- Walter A. "Wally" Davenport, 33, of Creston, beloved son of Larry A. Sr. and Donna (Weston) Davenport of Medina, loving grandson of Marge Weston, dear brother of Larry Jr. (Jeanette), Debbie Bollinger (Mark) and Bonnie Taylor (Ron), uncle of ten, cherished fiance of Trish Radigan, and survived by many other loving relatives, passed away suddenly in a car accident on Sunday, May 13, 2001.
He was born Oct. 20, 1967 in Cleveland.
Services will be Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Busch Family Chapel, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 or Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home (440-842-7800).
SPENCER -- Billie Jo "B.J." Schuck, 49, of Spencer, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spencer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Ellison officiating. Burial will be at Spencer Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the B.J. Schuck Memorial Fund, c/o Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St., P.O. Box 125, Spencer 44275.
She was born March 16, 1952, in Kentucky, to Tommy and Mellie Ramey.
Surviving are her husband, Larry; a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Sherrie Schuck of Westland, Mich.; her parents of Spencer and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Patty Ramey of Lodi and Donald and Colette Ramey of Polk.
LODI -- Kathleen M. Mabry, 93, of Lodi, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
According to her wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service will be tonight (Tuesday) at 7 at Lodi United Methodist Church, 320 Medina St., Lodi, with the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lodi Community Hospital, 225 Elyria St., Lodi 44254.
Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi is handling arrangements.
She was born Nov. 8, 1907, in Reigate, England, to Charles and Mary Hadley and married Dr. Henry Mabry. He died in 1969.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Raymond of Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Ramona Mabry of Lodi; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter and four step-great-grandchildren.
MARSHALLVILLE -- Shirley R. Hothem Vorndran, of Marshallville, passed away Friday, May 11, 2001, after an extended illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Marshallville, with the Revs. Thomas Fox and George Robinson officiating.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Road NW., Canton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7407 Coal Bank Road, Marshallville 44645.
She was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Cleveland to William and Frances Fischer.
Surviving are her husband, John "Jack" Vorndran; children Billie (David) Dush of Sanford, Mich., Vicki (Bob) Beck and Katherine (Ken) Sander, both of Canton, Patricia (Scott) Birk of Edmond, Okla., and John Vorndran Jr. of Akron; eight grandchildren; a sister, Judi (Ken) Machamer of Odessa, Texas; a sister-in-law, Edna Fischer; close personal friends Jo and Glen Morris; and special pets Sandy and Pierre.
WADSWORTH -- Walter L. Smith, 95, of Wadsworth, formerly of Seville, died Friday, May 11, 2001.
He was the father of Connie (Blair) Shallenberger of Orrville.
Memorial services will be Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Nursing Home, 12200 Strausser St. SW, Canal Fulton. Burial has already taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth 44281.
He was born Dec. 3, 1906, in Union County, Tenn.
Other survivors include his wife of 71 years, Camille A. Smith; children Jack (Alice) Smith of North Benton, Susan (Clarence) Neff of Winter Haven, Fla., and Judie (Don) Reusch of Leslie, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
AKRON -- Josephine M. "Helen A." Akins Jeffries, of The Arbors at Fairlawn, formerly of Shreve, died Friday, May 11, 2001.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Barberton First Church of Christ, 552 Harvard Ave., Barberton, with the Rev. Ryan Hayden officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park of Mansfield.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Schlup-Pucak Funeral Chapel, 788 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, or one hour prior to services at the church.
Surviving are children Doris Robison of Omaha, Neb., Sandra (Daniel) Griffin of Loris, S.C., Sharon (James) Beckett of Barberton and Steven (Chessie) Jeffries of Virginia Beach, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Her husbands, Emory Akins and A.K. Jeffries, died previously.
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Sharon E. (Hawks) Reynolds, 56, of Billings, Mont., formerly of the Ashland area, died Saturday morning, May 5, 2001, at Deaconess Medical Center.
She was the sister of James Hawks of Jeromesville and Margaret Dillon of Perrysville.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Timothy Heinrich of Vermilion Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Salvation Army.
She was born Feb. 19, 1945, in Mansfield to Gaylord and Eula (McElvain) Hawks and married Donald W. Reynolds on Aug. 16, 1969. He survives.
Other survivors include children Jason, Shannon and Laura Reynolds, all of Billings, Mont., a granddaughter and sisters Barbara O'Donnell of Celina and Faye Griebling of Lexington.
CRESTON -- Thelma O. Johnson, 91, of Creston, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City, with the Rev. David Shimp officiating. Burial will be at Litchfield Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
She was born in West Virginia.
Surviving are children Cora Brown of Tennessee, Elsie Badgett of New Philadelphia, Myers Johnson of Hondo, Texas, and Jene Johnson of Creston; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Chester Johnson, died in 1991.
MARSHALLVILLE -- Caitlyn Christine Berlin, 1-day-old daughter of Jeffry and Tammara (Querry) Berlin of Marshallville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.
Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Michael's Cemetery, Marshallville, with the Rev. Keith Snyder officiating.
There will be no calling hours. Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville is handling arrangements.
She was born May 10, 2001, in Barberton.
Other survivors include sisters Alexandria and Brianna, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Rita Hine of Barberton and Donald Querry of Barberton; paternal grandmother Pearl Berlin of Marshallville; and maternal great-grandmother Barbara Kitchen of Barberton.
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Lawrence Hamilton, 88, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Orrville, died July 25, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at East Chippewa Cemetery, Orrville, with the Rev. Delbert Kettering officiating.
There will be no calling hours. Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville, is handling arrangements.
He was born April 27, 1912, in Greencastle, Ind., to John and Luisa (Grismer) Hamilton and married Edna Fordenwalt. She survives.
Surviving are his wife of Wooster; brothers Ross and Van Hamilton, both of Marshallville, Charles Hamilton of Manchester and Russell Hamilton of Dalton; a sister, Doris (Don) Lemon of Orrville; and nieces and nephews.
AKRON -- Memorial services for Ida Leona Conkle Fischer Kelley, of Akron and Marshallville, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Marshallville.
She died Wednesday, May 9, 2001.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are being handled by Adams-Mason Memorial Chapel, 791 E. Market St., Akron.
KILLBUCK -- Beulah Middaugh Teeling, 90, of Killbuck, died Saturday morning, May 12, 2001, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, after a lengthy illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Gerald Craycraft officiating. Burial will be at Wolfcreek Cemetery, Killbuck.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
The family suggests contributions be made to Holmes County Hospice, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born June 11, 1910, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to Emory and Clara Bell (Mace) Hathaway and married Denver Middaugh. He died previously. On Sept. 30, 1976, she married Lyle Teeling. He survives.
Other survivors include a daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Middaugh; grandsons Michael (Jennifer) Middaugh and Matthew Middaugh; sisters Edith Starett of Milan and Georgia Gladish of Vermilion; a half-brother, Gilbert Hathaway of Canal Fulton; half-sisters Juanita of Coshocton and Diane of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
WOOSTER -- Richard A. Butler, 85, 1708-J Cleveland Road, died Friday evening, May 11, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. James Christensen officiating. Burial will be at New Pittsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to New Pittsburg Fire Department, in care of Roger Kamp, treasurer, 1466 Perry Township Road 35, Wooster; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Wooster to Grover Cleveland and Selda (Marks) Butler and married Betty V. Saunders on June 17, 1938. She died Oct. 12, 1993.
Surviving are a son, James (Vicki) Butler of Wooster; grandchildren Brian (Melissa) Butler and Cathy (Craig) Hanselman; a great-grandchild, Kent Michael Butler; a sister, Mildred Hartman of Wooster; and a special friend, Millie Shriver.
STERLING -- Paul B. Maibach, 88, of Sterling, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the Apostolic Christian Home.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sterling United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lee Ann Dunlap officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, or one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sterling United Methodist Church, 13584 Kauffman Ave., Sterling 44276; or to the Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman 44270.
He was born July 16, 1912, in Sterling to Isaac W. and Mabel A. (Pernod) Maibach.
Surviving are children George (Kathryn) Maibach of Anaheim Hills, Calif., Donald (Frances) Maibach of Wooster and Mrs. Cliff (Joan) Purvis of Plain City; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers Ed Maibach and Tug (Alma) Maibach and a sister, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Glessner, all of Sterling.
His wife, Blanche Maibach, died in 1994.
RITTMAN -- Robbie Ditch, 79, 474 W. Sunset Drive, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her home.
Services will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Milton Presbyterian Church, Rittman, with the Revs. Richard A. Lapehn and James E. Watt officiating. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 2-5 at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Milton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 306, Rittman 44270.
She was born Dec. 6, 1921, in New York City to David and Lillian (Katz) Robinson and married Harry A. Ditch on March 13, 1943. He survives.
Other survivors include children, Thomas Ditch of the home, James Ditch of Warren and Joan (Chuck) Cooper of Wooster; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Rhoda Levine, of San Diego.
WOOSTER -- Earl J. Haberbosch, 86, 843 Pepperwood, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster.
Memorial services will be Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster, with the Rev. Dr. Alan E. Nathan officiating. Burial will be at Shinston Masonic Cemetery in Shinston, W.Va.
There will be no calling hours. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements.
Those who wish may make contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Olean, N.Y., to Frank L. and Julia (Carlson) Haberbosch and married Elnore Yeater on Sept. 24, 1938. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Leonard O. (Patricia) Haberbosch of Lumberport, W.Va.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Cashin of North Olmsted.