JEROMESVILLE -- Mary Ruth Black, 79, 1418 County Road 175, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, 2002, at her home after a brief illness.
Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Loudonville Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Burnett officiating. There will be no calling hours.
Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Marlington, W.Va., to Elbert and Icie (Sharp) Hannah.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Karen Wilfong of Jeromesville and Allen and Shelly Black of Perrysville; daughter and son-in-law, Jewel and Joe Brown of Grafton; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Dorothy Shafer of Loudonville.
Florence M. Kooker
SOUDERTON, Pa. -- Florence M. Kooker, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Souderton Mennonite Homes where she had lived since 1998.
She was the mother of Bruce M. (Sheryl) Kooker of Apple Creek.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rockhill Mennonite Church, 3100 Meetinghouse Road, Telford. Burial will follow at the adjoining cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, and Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Memorial Fund, Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, Pa. 18960.
Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton, is handling arrangements.
She was born in Hilltown Township to Elmer F. and Martha (Delp) Mitman and married Abram A. Kooker. He died in 1996.
Surviving in addition to her son are another son, Harley M. (M. Kate) Kooker of Lancaster, Col., a daughter, Karen (Marvin) Landis of Trumbauersville, seven grandchildren, sisters, Dorothy (Joseph) Ruth of Telford and Ruth (Earl) Godshalk of Blooming Glen.
A son, Harold M. Kooker, died in 1973. A grandson and a sister, Margaret Souder, also died previously.
Eugene E. (Gene) Hodgson
NORTH LAWRENCE -- Eugene E. (Gene) Hodgson, 67, of North Lawrence died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2002, following a five-year battle with cancer. He had been in Hospice care since Aug. 7 at his home.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home in Massillon with Dr. Mark A. Jacobs officiating. Burial will be at Newmans Creek Cemetery, located at Chapel of the Cross Church on Orrville Street in North Lawrence.
Friends may call today (Thursday) from 6-9 and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contribution may be made to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333.
He was born in North Lawrence on April 8, 1935, and was a 1935 graduate of Washington High School. He had been employed by Griscom Russell Co. and Union Drawn Steel until health problems forced him to take medical leave.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Glenna (Buskirk) Hodgson; sons Dale Robert Hodgson of Tecumseh, Mich., and David Brian Hodgson of Massillon; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise Lynn and Marlan Rossiter of Dalton; five grandchildren; and his mother, Catherine Hodgson of North Lawrence.
Robert L. Wenger
ORRVILLE -- Robert L. Wenger, 56, 1140 Sterling Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Akron General Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville with the Rev. Walter Jordan officiating. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday one hour prior to the services.
Contributions may be made to Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 17, Orrville 44667.
He was born in Massillon on March 9, 1946, to Carl D. and Ann (Audet) Wenger and was a 1965 graduate of Orrville High School. He had been employed as a machinist at Will-Burt Co. in Orrville for over 30 years.
He is survived by sons, Robert L. "Bobby" Wenger Jr., Kevin C. Wenger and Christopher Wenger, his mother, Ann Wenger, all of Orrville, and two grandchildren.
His father, Carl D. Wenger, died in 1974. His twin, Roberta Ann Moser, died in 1983.
Margaret 'Peggy' Slutz
WOOSTER -- Margaret "Peggy" Slutz, 64, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at her home after a long illness.
Services will be held at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Fetterhoff officiating. Interment will follow in Apple Creek Cemetery.
Friends will be received Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne Co., Inc., 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or to American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691 in her memory.
Born March 2, 1938, in Wooster, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Kathryn Leah Beeler Spencer.
Annette (Walter) Spencer of Canal Fulton, Peggy (Derrick) Van Emon of West Salem; two grandchildren, Ben and Garrett Traver; four step-grandchildren, Matthew,, Amanda, Melissa Spencer and Melannie McAleese; three step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Sue Bowman of McHenry, Ill.
Her parents and stepson, Thomas Gene Slutz, died previously.
COLUMBUS -- Beulah E. Horn, 75, of Columbus and formerly of Wooster, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, of natural causes.
Family and friends gathering will be held at Blendon Woods Metro Park Shad Blow Area in Columbus on Friday from 5:30-10 p.m.
She was born July 17, 1927 in Barberton to Benjamin J. and Delphia (Grubb) Newkirk and married Thomas D. Horn. He died previously.
Surviving are children, Laraine Powell of Avera, Ga., Larry Horn of Ostrander, Steven Horn of Columbus; five grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Vesta Ginther of Brunswick, Nina Vincent of Holmesville, Lyman Newkirk of Indianapolis, Ind., Richard Newkirk of Wooster and Guy Newkirk.
LOUDONVILLE -- Kenneth Howard McCurdy, 73, 635 State Route 95, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, 2002, at his home after an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Perrysville Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Burnett officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland, 44805.
Arrangements are being handled by Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Lock, to Oren and Jennie (Doan) McCurdy.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret V. "Ronnie" (Enright) McCurdy, whom he married Dec. 16, 1961; five sons and their wives, Jim and Leah Sevilla of Owasso, Okla., Robert and Kathy Sevilla and John and Debbie Sevilla, all of Sonoma, Calif., Dave McCurdy of San Bruno, Calif. and Michael and Nancy Sevilla of Rohnert Park, Calif.; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Bill Schepens of San Jose, Calif., and Sandie and Tom Scott of Newark, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Deloris Foster of Millersburg, and Elinor Au of Mansfield.
STERLING -- Millard S. "Pat" Wilson, 86, 9675 Yoder Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at his home.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with Dr. J. A. Burton officiating. Entombment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.
Friends may call Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born June 7, 1916, in Reedsville to Samuel and Nancy (Smith) Wilson.
Surviving are sons, Robert (Lois) Wilson of Sterling and Roy (Karen) Wilson of Wadsworth; daughters, Jean Davis of Marshallville and Judy (Sam) Hilty of Rittman; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Virginia Cowdry of Reedsville.
His wife, Edith Wilson, died in 1994.
WOOSTER -- Dolores Zollars, 73, of Wooster and formerly of Spring Mountain, died Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2002, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg with the Rev. Dan Kirtlan officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Killbuck.
Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-9 at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Nashville Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 414, Nashville 44661.
She was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Spring Mountain and was the daughter of Ralph and Lola (Smith) Didinger. On June 14, 1947, she married Marvin Zollars and he survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Marvin, are four children, David Zollars of Shreve, Deborah Kunkler of Wooster, Stephen Zollars of Wooster and Lorilei Strother of Glenmont; five grandchildren; two sisters, Vera Kanuckel of Warsaw and Linda Robbins of Defiance and two brothers, Larry Chubb of Seattle and Colin Chubb of Detroit, Mich.
WOOSTER -- Raymond A. Farst, 55, of Wooster, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at his home.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with the Rev. Art Carr officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Summit County to Raymond A. and Ethel Mae (Heiser) Farst.
Surviving are his wife, Valerie Swartz Meier Farst, whom he married May 13, 1995; a son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Arthur Farst of Stow; a sister, Mary (Hans) A. Ropers of Akron and two nieces.
ZOARVILLE -- Rolan D. Feller, 93, of Zoarville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Union Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was the father and father-in-law of Ellen and Glenn Waggy of Seville.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover with the Rev. Steve Daniels officiating. Burial will be at Dover Burial Park.
Friends may call today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. Those who wish may express memories and condolences by visiting on-line obituaries link on the funeral home's Web site at www.tolandherzig.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Hope Lutheran Church, 3359 New Zoarville Road NE, Zoarville 44697 or to Fairfield Township Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 8336, Somerdale 44678.
He was born Nov. 9, 1908, in Canton to Godfrey C. and Anna (Burrier) Feller and married Dorothy Hiltbrand. She died June 30, 1997.
Surviving in addition to his daughter and son-in-law of Seville, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Janet Feller and Earl and Cindy Feller, all of Dover; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Kenneth Dorsey of Cuyahoga Falls; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Feller of Canton and a sister, Donna Anthony of Youngstown.
WOOSTER -- Carolyn Jean Hill, 66, of Wooster, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, after a period of declining health.
It was her wish to be cremated.
Memorial services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Ward officiating.
She was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Creston to Leland and Iola (Belmer) Wright Sr.
Surviving are sons, Donnie (Joann) Hill of Orrville and Eddie Hill of Wooster; daughters, Vicki (Jeff) Meese and Becky (Allen) Lantz, both of Wooster; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Lindeman of Wadsworth; a brother, Richard Wright of California and a half-brother, Buryl Chapman of Lebanon.
WOOSTER -- Guy W. "Sonny" Moore, 62, of Wooster, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 at the funeral home and one hour prior to time of services on Wednesday.
He was born Dec. 23, 1939, in Wayne County to James and Marie (Brown) Moore.
Surviving are his wife, Donna S. (Burris) Moore, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960; a son, Charles W. (Julie) Moore of Wooster; a daughter, Grace M. (Roger) Love of Shreve; five grandchildren; sisters, Mary McCulloch and Lois Boley, both of Shreve; and a brother, James (Sandy) Moore Jr. of Guerne.
ORRVILLE -- Marian J. Wenger, 73, formerly of 430 OrrVilla Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Smithville-Western Care Center, where she had resided for one year.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville with the Rev. Herman Myers officiating. Entombment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens near Wooster.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To register online and express condolences, visit the funeral home's Wb site at www.aublefuneralhome.com.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Holmes County to Vernon C. and Ada P. (Miller) Schrock.
She was married to Earl G. Wenger for 27 years. Later, she was united in marriage to Pete Birow. He died previously.
Surviving are four sons, Randall G. (Ruth) Wenger of Wooster, Jerry L. Wenger of Holmesville, Dwayne S. (Evonne) Wenger and Eugene R. (Tammy "Emma") Wenger, both of Wooster; six daughters, Helen (John) Miller of Smithville, Juanita (Bayard "Buzz") Maxwell of Chagrin Falls, Jolene (Bruce) Buss of Smithville, Wanda (Ronald) Hebb of Orrville, Alberta (Larry) Nitzcsche of West Point, Neb., and Shirley (John) Felicjan of Medina; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Roger (Carol) Schrock of Orrville and Paul (Linda) Schrock of Akron.