WOOSTER -- Helen G. Beck, 85, of Wooster, died Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2002, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a brief illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Rev. William H. Valentine officiating, followed by burial at Wooster Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour before services from 10-11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Barberton to Guy and Olive (Unkel) Shaffer. She married Raymond F. Beck on July 16, 1938, in Covington, Ky. He died in 1995.
She is survived by a son, Edward R. (Virginia C.) Beck of Wooster; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie L.) Martin of Wooster; a brother, Jack L. Shaffer of Apple Creek and a sister, Doris Sue Greuey of Wooster; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
APPLE CREEK -- Larry D. Evans, 50, of Apple Creek died Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2002, at Wooster Community Hospital following an extended illness.
A memorial service will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster, with Pastor Jerry A. Niswander officiating. The body has been cremated and burial of the cremains will take place at the cemetery at New Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Gilstrap, Ky. at a later date.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or American Cancer Society in care of Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born June 13, 1952, in Wooster to Fonza and Dorine (Daugherty) Evans and married Dorothy Phelps on July 30, 1998. She died Nov. 17, 2000.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Tim (Stephanie) Nussbaum of Orrville; two stepchildren, Mrs. Junior (Linda) Neighbors and Eddy Phelps, both of Bowling Green, Ky.; his father and stepmother, Fonza and Annie Evans of Shreve; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Hallie) White of Smithville and Mrs. Stan (Evalena) Clark of Shreve; three brothers, Randall (Rose) Evans of Wooster, Jerry Evans of Long Beach, Calif. and Dale (Kathy) Evans of Wooster and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
RITTMAN -- Orville J. Hensley, 77, of Mennonite Road, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Rittman Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, with the Rev. John W. Castle 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 the American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, in care of Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born on May 24, 1925, in Wallins Creek, Ky., to Andrew and Rettie (Kinnard) Hensley.
Surviving are daughters, Marcia Sharier of Wooster, and Susan Cereola of Caram, N.Y.; stepson, David (Cindy) Lance of California; eight grandchildren and sisters, Rosa Krahenbuhl of Rittman, and Billie (Lee) Eads of Berea, Ky. His wife, Luella A. Hensley, died on March 16, 1990.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Catherine M. Lucco, 70, of Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, in Naples, Fla.
Private family services have already been held.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to North Collier Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, 11190 Health Park Blvd., Naples, Fla., 34110.
Arrangements were handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home in Bonita Springs, Fla.
She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Cleveland to John P. and Katherine (Olenick) Ondo.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Lucco of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a son, Jay A. Lucco of Norton; three daughters, Diane (Gary) Welshhans of Wooster, Kathleen (Greg) Rohn of Columbus and Janice (Tom) Bishop of Akron and 11 grandchildren.
FREDERICKSBURG -- Abbie M. Miller, 55, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Aultman Hospital in Canton from injuries sustained in a fall at her home.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with her brother, Pastor Raymond Miller, officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster.
Friends may call on Friday one hour before services at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 10, 1947, near Mount Eaton to Michael and Susie (Troyer) Miller.
She is survived by two sisters, Delila Berkey of Dalton and Emma Feriani of Wooster; two brothers, Raymond (Wanda) Miller and Eli Miller, both of West Salem.
ASHLAND -- Helen M. Sloan, 85, of Holbrook Street, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, following a short illness.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Heyl Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, where services will be performed by the American Legion Auxiliary at 8:45 p.m.
She was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Crestline to Charles and Rosella (Brandt) Libens and married Raymond Sloan on June 9, 1940. He died March 22, 1998.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas R. Sloan and David C. Sloan, both of Ashland; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Joe W. Yoder of Millersburg; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Libens of Galion.
WOOSTER -- Robert E. Stephenson, 72, of Wooster died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Heart of Ohio Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 652A U.S. Route 250 E, P.O. Box 368, Ashland 44805-0368.
He was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Flint, Mich., to Clarence and Faye (Bass) Stephenson.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Rook Stephenson, whom he married in 1996; sons, Mark E. (Barbara) Stephenson of Lorain, Eric A. (Pamela) Stephenson of Cedar Park, Texas; daughters, Kimberly (Chuck) Spencer of Plano, Texas, and Mary Kay Stephenson of Akron; stepdaughters, Connie (Garrett) Schick of Akron, Leslie Lowther of Prophetstown, Ill.; stepsons, Douglas (Maria) McConnell of Westlake, Byron (Linda) McConnell of Wellington and Keith McConnell of Sullivan; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie Winter of Nevis, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
His first wife of 36 years, Jeanette Glowinski Stephenson died in 1990.
DOYLESTOWN -- David Allen Tackett, 18, of Doylestown, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown with Terry Collins officiating. Burial will be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Friends who wish may make contributions to the family.
He was born March 11, 1984, in Pike County, Ky.
Surviving are his parents, Dick and Pam Tackett of Doylestown; brothers, Ryan (Mandi) Tackett of Pikeville, Ky., Richie (Jennifer) Tackett of Doylestown; grandmothers, Josephine Hatten of Barberton, Flo Varney of Virgie, Ky.; his fiancee, Carly Betts of Wadsworth; two nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Edna Maxine (Langell) Ursem, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, in Tampa, Fla.
She was born in Cleveland to Clement and Ethel (Long) Langell.
She is survived by her husband, Rolland of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Donald Ursem of Marana, Ariz.; a daughter, Marsha Phingsten of Florissant, Mo.; three grandchildren; a brother, Bill Langell of Ravenna.
SEVILLE -- Keith Evans, 70, of Seville died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Smithville-Western Care Center in Wooster.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Westfield Township Municipal Complex, 6690 Buffham Road, Seville, with Dean Troyer officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville.
Friends may call today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, state Route 3, Seville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691, or Heyl Road Church of Christ, 715 Heyl Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born in Rittman to Harold and Ethel (Bigler) Evans.
Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Martha Evans; sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy (Therese) Evans of Salesville, Lee Evans, Brian (Rita) Evans and Richard (Michelle) Evans, all of Seville, son and his friend, Kevin (Linda) Evans of Wooster; two grandchildren; sisters Lola Berger and Elaine Imhoff, both of Seville, and a brother, Harold Evans of Belle Valley.
FREDERICKTOWN -- Ben A. Miller, 50, of Morrow County Road 22, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2002, at his home following a short illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. (DST) at the family home with Bishop Chris Kaufman officiating.
Burial will be at Brenneman Cemetery.
Friends may call this afternoon and evening (Monday) at the family home
Arrangements are being handled by the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home in Mansfield.
He was born Sept. 23, 1951, in Wayne County to Andy and Elizabeth (Troyer) Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Wengerd) Miller, whom he married Dec. 6, 1973; six sons and their wives, Alvin and Mabel Miller of Monroe; Erma Miller, Jacob and Mary Miller, and Andy and Fannie Miller all of Fredericktown; and Dan Miller and Bennie Miller of the home; three daughters and their husbands, Lydia and Jonas Stutzman of Fresno, Emma and Eli Miller of Mount Gilead and Sarah Miller of the home; nine grandchildren; his parents of Fredericksburg; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Ella Miller of Apple Creek, Dannie and Katie Miller of Gallipolis, and Crist and Nettie Miller of Fredericksburg; three sisters and their husbands, Ada and Tom Laden of Wooster, Emma and Henry Miller of Walhonding, and Rachel Miller of Fredericksburg.
WESTFIELD CENTER -- Wayne E. Newcomer, 71, of Westfield Center died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Akron General Medical Center.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Seville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tim Neptune and Philip Wilden officiating. Burial will be at Westfield Center.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, state Route 3, Seville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St., Seville 44273; Westfield Fire & Rescue; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Arlene Newcomer of Westfield Center; sons and a daughter-in-law, Brent and Lori Newcomer of Conard, N.H., and Alan J. Newcomer of Westfield Center; a grandson and a sister, Dorothy Rufner of Wadsworth.
FRESNO -- Melvin W. Weaver, 86, 33444 Township Road 232, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, in the Emergency Department of Union Hospital in Dover following an apparent heart attack.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fiat St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Fiat with the Rev. Greg Clay officiating. Burial will be at Fiat Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Smith-Geib Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
The family suggests memorials be made to the March of Dimes.
He was born July 29, 1916, in Holmes County to Samuel and Katie (Miller) Weaver and married Dorothy Reidenbach on Nov. 1, 1950. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Violet Olinger of Baltic, Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Regula of Fresno and Mrs. Mike (Shelly) McGuire of Ragersville; three sons, Donald (Cheryl) Weaver of Dover, Roy (Tammy) Weaver and John (Kathleen) Weaver, both of Fresno; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Atlee W. (Vera) Weaver of Apple Creek, and a sister, Lulu Miller of Apple Creek.
Walter Kline Jr.
MILLERSBURG -- Walter E. "Junior" Kline Jr., 40, of Millersburg, died Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, following an extended illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg with the Rev. John Damron officiating. Burial will be at the Nashville Cemetery, Nashville.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. and two hours prior to the services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039, or the Holmes County Kidney Fund, P.O. Box 172, Berlin 44610.
He was born March 3, 1962, in Millersburg to Walter and Betty (Hutton) Kline Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Kline of Millersburg; two sisters, Julie Ann Ramsey of Mount Vernon and Karen Harris of Millersburg; two brothers, Ronnie Kline of Millersburg and Herbert Kline of Coshocton and several nieces and nephews.
LOUDONVILLE -- Jerry D. Reed, 57, 533 Green Township Road 2802, died Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2002, at his home, following a brief illness.
Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Howard Burnett officiating. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805.
He was born March 3, 1945, in Mount Vernon to Floyd W. "Mac" and Donna Pearl (Carpenter) Reed.
Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Petan Reed, whom he married Feb. 16, 1980; two daughters, Ronda Hall and Carrie Long, both of Loudonville; two stepdaughters, Dawn Adam of Mansfield and Mary Butenschon of Columbus; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Reed of Asheville, N.C., and Mike Reed of Owensboro, Ky., and a sister, Barbara Middleton of Nashville.