ORRVILLE -- Mary Viola Franks, 82 of Orrville, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Brenn-Field Nursing Home in Orrville.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, with the Rev. Timothy Hull officiating. Burial will be at Blachleyville Cemetery in Ashland County.
Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton, or one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Community Church, 18600 Davis Road, Dalton 44618; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Wayne County to Myron and Clara (Harpster) Davis and married Charles B. Franks on Jan. 20, 1943. He survives.
Other survivors include children Myron (Rita) Franks of Orrville, Lura Sams of Indiana, and Beverly (Jeffery) McGinty of Dalton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lura Otto of Orrville.
WOOSTER -- John P. Jaquet, 80, 1219 Fulton Road, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville, after a period of declining health.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, with pastors Norma Duerksen and David Kerner officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, or one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, in care of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 7843 Smucker Road, Smithville 44677; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born July 31, 1921, in Sterling to Louis and Elise (Farrer) Jaquet and married Helen Conrad on Dec. 28, 1944. She survives.
Others survivors include children Janet (Ronald) Klett of Smithville, Donald (Phyllis) Jaquet of Fowlerville, Mich., Donna (Bruce) Kindy and Dale (Marilyn) Jaquet, both of Wooster, and Daniel (Linda) Jaquet of Orrville; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Felix (Ada) Jaquet of LaCruz, Calif.; and a sister, Lucille Talbott of Massillon.
STERLING -- Donna J. Asche, 71, of Sterling died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at her home.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with the Rev. Lee Ann Dunlap officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Sterling Fire & Rescue Department, P.O. Box 35, Sterling 44276.
She was born July 19, 1930, in Mineral City to Curtis O. and Charlotte (Comber) Farber and married, Elmer Asche on Dec. 31, 1948. He survives.
Other survivors include children, Carol (Dale) Palmer, Cathy (Jim) Gillis and Dan (Kelly) Asche, all of Sterling; grandchildren, Trent and Cody Asche, Ryan, Nathan and Matthew Palmer and David Gillis; and a brother, Richard (Pat) Farber of Sterling.
Fred Bailey Jr.
MILLERSBURG -- Fred Lewis Bailey Jr., 79, of Millersburg died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Terrace View Nursing Home.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg with the Rev. Larry Hasemeyer officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 192.
There will be no calling hours.
He was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Grafton, W.Va., to Fred and Alice (Menefee) Bailey Sr.
Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Y. (George K.) Smith of Lansing Mich.; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
LODI -- Frank George Mach, 78, of Lodi died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Fairview Hospital after a short illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Jesus Our Teacher Catholic Church in Lodi with Father Ronald Bryda as celebrant. Burial will be at Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians, 9608 Norwalk Road, Litchfield 44253.
He was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Cleveland to Frank Joseph and Anna (Srp) Mach.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Mach; children, Sister Ellenann "Carol" Mach of Chardon, Donna (Robert) Howski of Brunswick, Janet (Donald) Gottlieb of Seville, Marilouise (John) Roth of Akron, Karen (Christopher) Seibel of Medina, Tom Mach of Lodi, Bob (Linda) Mach of Mifflin, Jim (Kathy) Mach of Grafton, Jerry (Jean) Mach of Brookpark, Kenny (Evette) Mach of Middleburg Heights and Tom Meek of Wooster; 28 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred (John) Svoboda of Chardon.
His first wife, Rosemary Mach, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Nadine M. Metsker, 79, 1065 E. Milltown Road, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with the Rev. Doug Wantz officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
She was born July 30, 1922, in Monmouth, Ill., to Leslie and Nellie (Chamberlain) Nash and married Vernon J. Metsker on Jan. 23, 1948. He survives.
Other survivors include children Leslie (Ron) Garst and Dave (Anne) Metsker, both of Wooster, and Cynthia Metsker of Frederick, Colo.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
HAVILAND -- Bertha C. "Tootie" Sinn Stoller, 66, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was the mother of Shirley (Robert) Klotzle of Marshallville.
Services were held today (Monday) at Latty Apostolic Christian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Den Herder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Cissna Park, Ill., to Albert and Bertha (Feller) Kaufmann and married Carl G. Sinn on April 11, 1954. He died May 9, 1985. On Oct. 2, 1996, she married Ralph E. Stoller. He survives.
Other survivors include children, Stanley (JaNahn) Sinn and Tom (Kim) Sinn, both of Haviland, and Carol (Ray) Stoller of Paulding; eight stepchildren; 38 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six brothers; and four sisters.
PERRYSVILLE -- Dorothy F. Rooks McIntire, 89, of Perrysville, formerly of Mifflin, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville after a long illness.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Loudonville Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Burnett officiating.
There will be no calling hours. Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perrysville Baptist Church.
She was born July 13, 1912, in Hanover Township, Ashland County, to Clinton and Cora (Frontz) Stonner and married Robert M. Rooks Sr. on Oct. 24, 1934. He died March 7, 1976. She then married Lowell McIntire. He died previously.
Surviving are sons, Robert (Connie) Rooks Jr. of Perrysville and Clinton (Marci) Rooks of Anchorage, Alaska; a stepdaughter, Linda (Fred) Honnefer of Perrysville; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Loetta Byers of Ostrander; and numerous nieces and nephews.
DALTON -- Andrew N. Troyer, 84, 153 Kurzen Road, died Saturday morning, March 16, 2002, at his winter home in Sarasota, Fla., after a short illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Rock of Ages Mennonite Church, 4451 S. Kansas Road, Kidron, with ministers Paul Raber and Philip Schrock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, is handling local arrangements.
He was born Oct. 20, 1917, to Noah and Mary Ann (Hochstetler) Miller. His biological mother passed away when he was 1-year-old and he was raised by Henry and Sarah Troyer. He married Irma Sommers on Nov. 21, 1939. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Ben (Betty) Troyer of Uniontown, Mark (Mary) Troyer and Thomas (Janice) Troyer, both of Fredericksburg, Lloyd Troyer of North Lawrence, Luke (Lena) Troyer of Dalton, Rachel (Fred) Penner of St. Marys, Ontario, Edith (Timothy) Buck of Fountain Run, Ky., Kathy (Kevin) Dirks of Carson City, Mich., Ruth (Martin) Schmidt of Butler, Mo., and Karen (Leslie) Koehn of Homeworth; 45 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary B. Miller of Sarasota, Fla.; half-brothers, Edward (Bev) Miller of Sturgis, Mich., Reuben (Sophia) Miller of Three Rivers, Mich., and Wilber (Vivian) Miller of Gobles, Mich.; and half-sisters, Catherine (Jamie) Hutson of Constantine, Mich., Clara (Bodo) Grubert of Elkhart, Ind., and Lydia (Frank) Schragg of Centerville, Mich.
WOOSTER -- Dorothy M. Anderson, 80, of Wooster, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Akron General Medical Center as a result of a stroke.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. Alan Nathan officiating. Private burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ida Sue School/Nick Amster Sheltered Workshop, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born May 7, 1921, in Hamilton County, Ohio, the youngest of five children of Casper "Henry" and Marie Knollman. On April 8, 1944, she married Robert A. Anderson, M.D. He survives.
Surviving are her husband, Robert "Doc" Anderson; her three children, David A. Anderson of Los Angeles, Nancy M. Anderson of Wooster, and Barbara R. Hummel of Woodstock, Vt.; a granddaughter, Alex Anderson; two step-grandchildren and a sister, Gladys, of Indianapolis.
WOOSTER -- Harold H. Freedlander, 88, of Wooster, died Sunday morning, March 17, 2002, after a period of declining health at Sunrise Assisted Living, where he had resided recently.
Mr. Freedlander was born in Wooster November 12, 1913, to Herman and Edna (Anthony) Freedlander.
A celebration and tribute to his life will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Freedlander Theatre where the family will receive friends following the service. Private burial will be at the Wooster Cemetery.
Mr. Freedlander is survived by his wife Lois (Rubin) Freedlander who he married January 23, 1939, daughters and spouses, Ann Freedlander Hunt and Robert of Wooster and Mary "Mimi" Freedlander McCain and Roger Earnhart of Cincinnati, and a sister, Jane Lustig of Palm Desert, Calif.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne Co., Inc., 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to Stark-Wayne Lung Assoc., 1300 Christmas Seal Drive, Canton 44709; or to the Ohio Light Opera, in care of Freedlander Theatre, College of Wooster Campus, Wooster 44691, in his memory.
McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, is handling the arrangements.
MILLERSBURG -- Miriam Yoder, 36, 4484 Township Road 371, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at her residence following a seven-month illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Ivan Yoder residence, 4450 Township Road 371, Millersburg, with Bishop John B. Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery in Holmes County.
Friends may call anytime at the Ivan Yoder residence.
Smith Funeral Home in Sugarcreek is handling the arrangements.
She was born March 22, 1965, in Holmes County to Levi A. and Mary (Raber) Yoder and married Eli A. Yoder on Sept. 6, 1984. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mary Beth Yoder, and four sons, Matthew Yoder, Marcus Yoder, Andrew Yoder and Aaron Yoder, all of the home; her parents of Millersburg; a sister, Mrs. Junior (Martha) Shetler of Millersburg and three brothers, Marion Yoder and Mahlon Yoder, both of Millersburg, and Marvin Yoder of Sugarcreek.
RITTMAN -- Mark S. Blevins, 40, of Rittman, died Friday morning, March 15, 2002.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Y. Blevins of Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Jackie Johnson, her husband, Brett, of Lake Bluff, Ill.; a brother, James G. Blevins, his wife, Brietta of Sildell, La.
Funeral services for the family are being handled by Farris Funeral Home in Abington, Va.
A memorial service will be held locally for his extended family and friends on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m. at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
PLAINFIELD -- Dora Gray Wilson, 75, 202 W. Maple St., died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at her residence.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va., with the Rev. Jonnie Swann officiating. Burial will be at Henry Hatten Cemetery in Kenova, W.Va.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Given-Dawson Coshocton Funeral Home and two hours prior to the service on Saturday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va.
She was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Chattaroy, W.Va., to Creed and Durpha (Hatten) Bentley and married Burnie Wilson. He died in June 1995.
Surviving are sons, Ralph Wilson and Bentley (Susan) Wilson, both of Rittman; a daughter, Marilyn (Johnny) Watts of Plainfield; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Bentley of Arizona and Jim and Alvie Bentley, both of Ohio, and two sisters, Creedervin Dyer and Isabelle Dalton, both of Ohio.
MARSHALLVILLE -- Gloria B. Skeens, 76, of Marshallville died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman, with the Rev. Walter Jordan officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville.
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, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Knoxville, Pa., to Reynold and Mildred (Lubrecht) Sorg and married Ralph Skeens. He died July 30, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Bill (Judy) Skeens of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Sandy (Charles) Howell of Marshallville; four grandchildren and a brother, Bill Sorg of Pennsylvania.