CIRCLEVILLE -- Helen Mae Koch, 79, formerly of 280 Clark Drive, Circleville, died Monday afternoon, April 23, 2001, at Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home in Ashville. Burial will be at Harrison Township Cemetery.
She was born March 29, 1922, in Brown County, to Thomas and Anna J. (Appleman) High.
Surviving are children, Mrs. Gerald (Sandra) Case of Wooster and Gary (Mary) Ferguson of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a step-grandson; a sister, Betty Campbell of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.
SHREVE -- James M. Tucker, 50, 616 S. Main St., died Saturday evening, April 21, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital of cancer.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
He was born April 22, 1950, in Wooster, to James Arthur and Bette (Lacy) Tucker.
Surviving are children, Alisanne Uebelacker Casalinova and her husband, Joseph of Cuyahoga Falls, Jamie Lyn Tucker Murray and her husband, Mitchell of Bonita Springs, Fla., Valerie JoAnn Tucker Fink and Kyle Frederick Tucker, both of Wooster; six grandchildren; his mother, Bette Bowman of Shreve; a brother, Mike Robert Tucker of Alliance and two sisters, Nancy Arlene Tucker Jenkins and her husband, James of Wooster and Paula Cathrine Brummage of Wooster.
COLUMBUS -- Dorothy Gilliland Cook, 90, formerly of 540 Dunbury Lane, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. William Valentine officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Galloway.
There will be no calling hours.
She was born Aug. 26, 1910, in Columbus, to John and Bessie (Gilliland) Hammerstein and married Stephen Bradford Cook on Sept. 5, 1931. He died in 1984.
Surviving are her children, Carol and Jack Kane of Wooster and Martina Hastings and Shirl Husk of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
HUBBARD -- Ancel M. Kesner, 85, 340 Hager St., died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at O'Brien Memorial Nursing Home in Masury, following a short illness.
He was the father of William W. Kesner of Wooster.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home, 407 W. Liberty St., Hubbard.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Hubbard Memorial Fund.
He was born May 30, 1915, in Nemours, W.Va., to Manley and Octavia Lou (Bolt) Kesner and married Geraldine Hesson on Dec. 11, 1936. She died Feb. 18, 1993.
Surviving in addition to his son of Wooster are another son, James H. Kesner of Hubbard; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ruth Hettrick and Barbara Davis, both of Hubbard.
Rev. James Killgrove
MESA, Ariz. -- The Rev. James Killgrove, 89, 5402 E. McKellips Road No. 270, Mesa, Ariz. 85215, formerly of Holmes County, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, Ariz.
Memorial contributions may be made to Velda Rose United Methodist Church, Bold In Christ Building Fund, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, Ariz. 85205.
Surviving are his wife, Fern Killgrove; six children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
KILLBUCK -- Dallas "Dean" Sheldon, 58, of Killbuck, died Sunday evening, April 22, 2001, at his residence after an extended illness.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg, with the Rev. John Damron officiating. Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Spring Mountain, in Holmes County, to Putt and Evelyn (Hall) Sheldon and married Effie I. Chaney on Dec. 31, 1961. She survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Cheryl (Phil) Mosher of Wooster and Roxanne Sheldon of Killbuck; a grandson, Seth Yoder; sisters, Kaye (Tom) Ling of Killbuck and Ruth (Donald) Steiner of Smithville; and a brother, Ernie (Christine) Sheldon of Clark.
WOOSTER -- Betty Jane Gilbert, 81, 5852 Cleveland Road, died Sunday afternoon, April 22, 2001, at Smithville Western Care Center.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. William Valentine officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Wooster, to Charles and Effie (Blackwood) Odenkirk and married Gerald Milton "Jerry" Gilbert. He died in 1981.
Surviving are children, Cheryl Becker and Robert Zorger, both of Wooster; grandchildren, Tory Humrichouser, Shawn and Nicole Zorger; a great-grandson, Karl Milton Humrichouser; a sister, Mildred Senff of Canton; and a brother, Arthur Odenkirk of Wooster.
In addition to her husband, her ex-husband, Robert Zorger, died previously.
Lawrence Isaac Jr.
RITTMAN -- Lawrence Isaac Jr., 69, 87 Erie St., died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, with the Rev. Michael R. Decker officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born May 6, 1931, in Floyd, Ky., to Lawrence and Stella (Tackett) Isaac Sr. and married Donna Ullman. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Roger (Justine) Isaac of West Salem, Tom (Jennifer) Isaac of Auburn, Calif., David (Joanne) Isaac of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Marjorie (Jerry) Hartman of Lorain; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Isaac of Rittman, Paul Isaac of Arizona, James Isaac of California, and Harm Isaac of Washington; and sisters, Clara Joyce Forrer of North Lawrence and Juanita Miller of Orrville.
LAKE, Mich. -- Haldon H. "Hal" Huber, 57, of Lake, Mich., formerly of Wooster, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in Clare, Mich.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home, 1005 N. McEwan St., Clare, Mich.
Friends may call today (Tuesday) from 2-5 and 7-9 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
He was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Tiffin, to Harold and Florence (Hufford) Huber and married Lois Covert on Oct. 23, 1963 in Tiffin. She survives.
Other survivors include children, John (Mindy) Huber and Tom Huber, both of Burbank, Hal (Michele) Huber of North Carolina, Jim Huber of Farwell, Mich., Todd and Tony Huber, both of Lake, Mich., Sara (Jim) Frank of Corpus Christi, Texas, Nicci (Jerry) Torres of Dallas, and Heather Huber of Clare, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Bietel of Charlotte, N.C., and Sallie Kuhn of Katy, Texas.
DOYLESTOWN -- John M. Dawson, 85 of Doylestown, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, with the Rev. Lee Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, where military services will be conducted by Appleman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3294 and American Legion Post 281.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301, Akron 44313-7067.
He was born Nov. 16, 1915, in Louisa, Ky., to Robert and Minnie (Winchell) Dawson.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Dawson of Doylestown; children, Cheryl (Scott) Ray and Brenda (Dave) Busson, both of Doylestown, Linda Gray of Burbank and Richard (Julie) Dawson of Creston; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sisters, Beulah, Roberta, Betty, Bernice and Beatrice.
NORTH LAWRENCE -- Deloros A. Rossiter, 65, of North Lawrence, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at her home.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Dalton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Michael McHale officiating. Burial will be at Newman Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dalton United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., Dalton 44618; or to Mercy Medical Center Hospice, 1320 Mercy Drive, NW, Canton 44708.
She was born Aug. 9, 1935, in Dalton, to Ralph and Olive (Beachy) Kurzen and married Larry Rossiter. He survives.
Other survivors include children, Sheree (Michael) Leonard of Blacklick, Holly (Walt) Sekulich of Sterling and Scot (Cary) Rossiter of North Lawrence; five grandchildren, Ashley and Austin Leonard of Blacklick, Kiley and Kortney Sekulich of Sterling and Travis Rossiter of North Lawrence; brothers, Vaughn (Clarabell) Kurzen of Dalton and Lee (Sheila) Kurzen of Stuart, Fla.; a sister, Nancy (Terry) Peters of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
MUSTANG, Okla. -- William G. Fissell, 80, of Mustang, Okla., formerly of Wooster, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., following a long period of declining health.
Mr. Fissell was born in Wooster on May 27, 1920, to George W. and Effie (Benepe) Fissell. He married Naomi E. DeVaughan of Binger, Okla., on July 9, 1944. She survives, as do his children, daughters, Constance S. (Ronald) Wood of Wooster and Cathy J. (William) Rood of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, William Craig Fissell of Wooster and Christopher Mark Fissell of Mustang, Okla. Also surviving are two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by McNeil's Funeral Home, Mustang, Okla.
WOOSTER -- Larry W. "Scooter" McComas, 60, of Wooster, died Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2001, at his residence following a long illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. Claude L. McComas officiating, followed by b at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening (Monday) from 6-9.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
Mr. McComas was born April 30, 1940, in Wooster, to Homer James and Marie (Arnes) McComas and had lived in Wooster for all of his life.
He married Carolyn Boggs in Wooster on Dec. 31, 1964. She survives.
He was a supervisor for 33 1/2 years with Rexroth Corp. of Wooster, before retiring in 1995.
He belonged to the Wooster Moose Lodge, the Eagles Club of Ashland, and enjoyed a favorite pastime in Las Vegas for many years.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott (Pamela) McComas of Orrville and Jerry Allen McComas of Wooster; a sister, Mrs. Don (Carol) Flenniken of Wooster and four grandchildren, Caleb, Corey, Katie and Amanda.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark James McComas and a half-brother, Charles Lawson.
Vivian C. Meredith
SMITHVILLE -- Vivian C. Meredith, 78, of Smithville, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Morning View Care Center in New Philadelphia.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with Pastor Robert Webb officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Friends may call two hours prior to services.
Memorials may be made to Parents To Parents at Nick Amster Workshop, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born April 21, 1923, in Fort Gay, W.Va., to Fred and Estella (Hodge) Massie and formerly lived in Rittman and Marshallville.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, Herman T. Meredith; sons, Lawrence (Jean) Meredith of Wooster, Donald (Vickie) Meredith of Orrville, and James (Maral) Meredith of Strasburg; daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Lois) Dotson of Wooster; brothers, Charles (Hannah) Massie of Rittman, James Massie of Shreve, and Burgess (Della) Massie of Fort Gay, W.Va.; sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Audrey) Winchell of Rittman and Mrs. Bertha Perry of Medina; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and five sisters died previously.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Robert E. Holt, 72, of Murray, Ky. died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Ky.
Graveside Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville with the Rev. Bob Mitchell officiating.
Friends may call Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville.
He was born Nov. 25, 1928 in Anmore, W.Va. to Charles Waitman and Estella Lee (Moore) Holt and married Anna Whalin on July 30, 1972. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Michael E. Holt of Orrville, Ian Mark Holt of San Francisco, Calif., Mike McConnell of Hemstead, N.H. and Randy McConnell of Orrville; daughters, Patricia Youdell of Miami, Fla. and Cynthia Watson of Tucson, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Ancil Holt of Smithville and two sisters, Blanche Stout and Ruth Retherford, both of Grafton, W.Va.
WOOSTER -- Ernest E. Middleton, 84, 551 High St., died Saturday morning, April 21, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with Pastor Junior Kerns officiating. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, in care of Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born June 23, 1916 in Millersburg to Frederick Dale and Marquerite (Armstrong) Middleton and married Eliza Sally Watt. She died in 1994.
Surviving are his children, James William Middleton and Sandra K. White, both of Wooster and Douglas Middleton of Loudonville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
WOOSTER -- Gladys S. Trahan, 78, formerly of 405 E. Bowman St., died Friday, April 20, 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Those who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association, 4815 Munson St. NW, Canton 44718.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
She was born Oct. 19, 1922 in LaFayette, La.
She married Nolan Trahan. He died in 1986.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Bob Anderson of Wooster and Cindy and Mark Kulisek of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ada Sivey of Wooster, Pearl Bourg of Hattisburg, Miss. and Mary Jane Bellot of Louisiana and three brothers, Gerald and Austin Smith, both of Texas and Patrick Smith of Oklahoma.
MILLERSBURG -- Ralph M. "Tooter" Shoup, 86, of Millersburg and formerly of Winesburg, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with the Rev. Glenn Coblentz officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery in Winesburg.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 33, Winesburg 44690.
He was born Oct. 6, 1914 in Winesburg to Elmer and Barbara (Gehrig) Shoup.
He is survived by a nephew.
PLAIN CITY -- Jeannette A. Horisberger, 68, of Plain City, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her residence.
Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Plain City United Methodist Church, 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City with the Rev. Dr. Steven Price officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main Street (State Route 161W), Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of Riverside-Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214-4034 or Plain City United Methodist Church Building Fund.
She was born Feb. 2, 1933 in Winesburg to Hans and Alice J. (Burkhalter) Grossniklaus.
Surviving are her husband, Hans Horisberger, whom she married Nov. 8, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Ind.; children, Don H. Horisberger of Lake Bluff, Ill., Trudy A. (Michael) Scheiding of Whitehouse and Heidi L. (William) DeLong of Marysville; grandchildren, Jonathan Scheiding and Rachel Scheiding; her mother, Alice J. (Burkhalter) Grossniklaus of Wilmot and a brother, Don "Sonny" Grossniklaus of Wooster.