JEROMESVILLE -- Richard E. "Dick" Bishop, 54, 1619 Township Road 395, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 7, 2003.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1949 in Ashland, the son of John and Mary (Smalley) Bishop.
He was a 1967 graduate of Hillsdale High School and a 1971 graduate of Kentucky Christian College.
Richard was ordained into the ministry with his home congregation, the Jeromesville Christian Church in 1971. He was the Director of Financial Affairs at Eastern Christian College and served the churches of Polk, Martins Ferry, Shelby and Coshocton, Ohio; Wheeling, W. Va.; and Morristown, Ohio, where he completed a 10 1/2-year ministry.
He was a compliance consultant for Heritage Bank in Flushing, Bank One in Columbus and Young and Associates in Kent, and was currently a senior consultant for various financial institutions.
He was attending the Steele Avenue Church of Christ in Ashland and was a member of the Wooster Saddle Club.
Richard also taught part-time at Belmont Technical College and did extensive traveling, consulting, lecturing and wrote regular columns for financial publications.
Richard was blessed by a loving family and lifelong friends.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Morr Bishop, to whom he was married May 26, 1989; two sons, Devin Patrick and Cory David, both of the home; two brothers, Bill Bishop of Ashland and Dan Bishop of Wooster, and his mother of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services will be Monday, March 10, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with Travis Irwin and Tom Tybeck officiating. Burial will be in the Jeromesville Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday, March 9, 2003, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805, or the Jeromesville Volunteer Fire Department.
FREDERICKSBURG -- Ella E. Miller, 75, 8056 Criswell Road, died at noon on Friday, March 7, 2003, following a lingering illness.
Services will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Mose Mast residence, 8321 Weaver Road, Fredericksburg, with Bishop Nelson Chupp officiating. Burial will be at the Dan B. Yoder Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Wayne County.
Friends may call anytime Saturday and Sunday at her residence.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born March 8, 1927, in Holmes County to Eli S. and Elizabeth J. (Yoder) Mast and married Aden J.C. Miller on Dec. 11, 1951. He died June 2, 1966.
She had lived most of her life in Wayne County and was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Surviving are children, Effie (Aden) Mullet of the home, Aden (Betty) Miller, Eli (Sue) Miller, and Paul (Betty) Miller, all of Apple Creek, and Christ (Martha) Miller of Dundee; three stepsons, Dave (Doris) Miller of Wooster, Wayne (Barb) Miller of Orrville, and Joe (Anna) Miller of Dalton; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dan (Donna) Mast of Mount Hope, and five sisters, Bena Raber of Fresno, Jemima (Jacob) Yoder and Anna (Monroe) Miller, both of Dundee, Amanda (Roman) Miller and Mary Ann (Dan) Kline, both of Millersburg.
Three granddaughters and a grandson died previously.
WOOSTER -- Lottie Mae Roshong, 91, of Horn Nursing Center, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, with the Rev. Dwight Hayes officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born September 3, 1911, in Wooster to Warner and Cora E. (Morr) Bell. She married Clarence Edward Roshong on August 28, 1950. He died in 1969.
She was employed at Wooster Products, Liberty Restaurant, Alexander's Restaurant, The Parlor Restaurant, Keen's Kitchen and Miller's Restaurant. She was the waitress with the white hair and the green glasses.
Surviving are a son, Fritz Heising of Wooster; grandsons, John Carmer, Steven Packer and a granddaughter, Robin Ackeret, all of Wooster; great-grandsons, Taylor J. Carmer, Chris Schmitt, Sean Young, Kyle Packer and a great-great-granddaughter, Lauren Schmitt and a brother, Raymond Bell of Wooster.
A daughter, Sara Packer; a sister, Velma, and a brother, Orrie, died previously.
BEDFORD -- Lucy M. Dodeci of Bedford died Friday, March 7, 2003.
She was the dear mother of seven including Charles (wife Bernadette) Dodeci of Wooster; grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 12.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at St. Pius X Church, 400 Center St., Bedford. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland.
Calling hours will be Monday, March 10, 2003, from 4-8 p.m. at DiCicco & Sons Funeral Home, 5975 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights.
RITTMAN -- Betty J. Mills, 78, of Wadsworth and formerly of Rittman, died Friday evening, March 7, 2003, at the Rittman Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on August 25, 1924, in Barberton to Earl Russell and Dorothy (Houck) Saylor and lived most of her life in Rittman.
She was formerly employed at the A & P Grocery in Wadsworth as a cashier.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge No. 2070 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1089 Auxiliary in Wadsworth.
Surviving are a daughter, Pamela Frase of Wadsworth; sons, Gerald (Kay) Mills of Seville, Daniel (Colleen) Mills of Seville and James (Cheryl) Mills of Wadsworth; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-laws, Bill (Helen) Mills of Wadsworth, and Robert (Marcene) Mills of Rittman; sisters-in-law, Dora Aldridge-Lunn and husband Gordon Lunn of Wadsworth, and Ann Mills of Wadsworth.
Her husband, Gerald C. Mills, died in 1986.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Pastor Robert Combs will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 108, Akron 44313.
WOOSTER -- Joan McCoy Russell passed away on March 8, 2003, after an extended illness.
Joan was born December 30, 1925, in Wooster. Joan was youngest of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death, as did her son, Jonathan, husband, Allen, and granddaughter, Amanda Jo.
Joan is survived by her children Thomas Russell and his wife, Patricia; David Russell; Betsy Russell and husband, David Russ. In addition she leaves eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her grandson Kelly Russell cared for her during her extended illness in the home.
Joan graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a bachelor's degree in biology and went on to obtain a master's degree in mathematics from Michigan State University. Joan taught school in the Grand Rapids, Mich., area for 30 years, teaching at Green Lake Elementary, Moline Public Schools and Union High School. Her love of education and teaching inner-city children provided guidance to many of her students who went on to college due to her strong persuasion.
Joan returned to Wooster after retirement to be with her sisters and lifelong friends. She became active with her Wooster High School Class of 1943 reunion activities. She was a Life Master bridge player, and truly missed weekly games at the Wooster Bridge Club when she became ill. Joan also was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wooster.
Her sophistication and class can never be duplicated. A lady of integrity, grace and style has left our presence forever. Our Mother, our promoter, our support in all our life situations has gone to be with our Lord in heaven. She will be missed and fondly held in our hearts forever.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wooster with the Rev. Drs. Ward Scovel and Roger Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
Memorials may be made to Sisters of Charity, 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton 44708.
ORRVILLE -- Mary E. Day, 79, formerly of Back Massillon Road, Orrville and Tularosa, New Mexico, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orrville, where she had resided for six years.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Orrville, with the Rev. Ray Pfahler officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 and Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Walnut and Chestnut Streets, Orrville 44667.
She was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Marshallville to Amandus L. Sr. and Beulah E. (Ryals) Brenneman and married Harvey C. Day on June 6, 1948, in Orrville. He died March 8, 1990.
She was a 1942 graduate of Orrville High School.
She was a homemaker and along with her husband had owned and operated the Dalton Overnite Trailer Park from 1969-1978 and the Harden Motel in Tularosa, N.M. from 1979-1984.
She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Orrville and was active in the Women's Missionary Society. She was a former member of the Women's Business Club of Orrville. She enjoyed collecting antiques.
Surviving are two sons, Steven Day of Canton and Kenneth Day of Orrville; a daughter, Toni Vining of Mansfield; three grandchildren; three brothers, Cleon (Violet) Brenneman of Canton, Wilmer "Wimp" (Susan) Brenneman of Orrville and Al (Marjorie) Brenneman Jr. of Brooksville, Fla.; a sister, Carolyn (Ronald) Kinney of Orrville and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, a sister, Selma Van Buren, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Patricia L. Randolph, 66, of Wooster, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Glendora Health Care Center.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. Floyd Koenig officiating. Burial will be at Smithville Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Oct. 9, 1936 in Coshocton to Raymond and Elizabeth (Ostler) McIntyre and married Victor C. Randolph on March 29, 1956. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Duane Randolph of Wooster and Donald (Betty) Randolph of Elview, W.Va.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Richard McIntyre of Moreland; a sister, Betty Immel of Wooster and several nieces and nephews.
Five brothers and three sisters died previously.
WOOSTER -- Harry R. Ringler, 86, of Wooster, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel with Pastor Paul T. Sluss officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born June 9, 1916, in Holmes County to Dilman and Florence (Sprang) Ringler and married Florence M Ungerer on Oct. 9, 1943. She died in 1977.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a farmer for many years and was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Pittsburg and a life member of the American Legion Post 67, Shreve. He enjoyed gardening and caring for his lawn.
Surviving are sons Philip Ringler of Millersburg, Rich (Karen) Ringler of Jeromesville and Thomas (Cindy) Ringler of Wooster and nine grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, a brother Howard Ringler, and sisters Lucille DeWitt and Louise Fishburn, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Carl W. Snoddy, 87, 4400 Melrose Drive, Lot 162, Wooster, died Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2003, at the home of his caregivers, Ray and Peggy Hendricks.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster with the Rev. Richard Graven officiating. Burial will be at Overton Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born April 16, 1915 in Congress Township to Roy and Ada (Smith) Snoddy.
He had been a truck driver and was a member of the Overton Church of God.
Surviving are his children and their spouses, James and Pat Snoddy of Willoughby, Paul and Janie Snoddy of Wooster, Donald and Sally Snoddy of Lake Alfred, Fla., Betty and Phillip Boreman of Wooster and Carol Sturm of Manassas, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Ellen) Strouse and Grace Martin, both of Wooster and a brother, Roy Snoddy Jr. of Wooster.
His wife, Ruth N. Bower Snoddy died in 1996, a daughter, Virginia Franks and a brother, Howard, also died previously.
DUNDEE -- Ada J. Wengerd, 95, 5521 Cement Bridge Road, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at her residence.
Services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the residence with Bishop Abe Schlabach officiating. Burial will be at Coblentz Cemetery.
Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the residence.
Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
She was born Sept. 21, 1907 in Wayne County to Dan J. and Rebecca (Schlabach) Miller and married Mose J. Wengerd on Jan. 6, 1927. He died June 25, 1986.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are a son, Jacob M. (Sarah Marie) Wengerd of Bradenton, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Monroe (Mary Ann) Miller of Sugarcreek and Mrs. Nelson V. (Anna) Miller of Dundee; 17 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
A brother, Andrew, four sisters, Mary Ann, Lizzie, Lovina and Lucy, three grandchildren and a great-great-grandson, died previously.
SMITHVILLE -- Lillie Mae Wingard, 88, of Smithville and formerly of Hollsopple, Pa., went home to be with her Lord, Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2003, at the Apostolic Christian Home, Rittman, following several months of declining health.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster.
Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Thomas Mennonite Church, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville, Pennsylvania on Wednesday and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Lillie was born near Kidron, Ohio and was the oldest child of Phillip and Rosena (Moser) Berg. She had resided in the Kidron area until she married Aldus J. Wingard on May 4, 1940, in Orrville and then moved to Hollsopple, Pa. He survives.
In August 1995, she and Aldus moved to Smithville, Ohio to live with their daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gerald "Gary" Nissley.
Lillie worked at the Dorfman-Hoffman Sewing Factory as an inspector in Boswell, Pa. for 23 years.
She was a member and very active with Thomas Mennonite Church of (Thomas Mills) in Hollsopple, Pa. and participated in the Women's Missionary Society and as a volunteer working at World's Attic.
In addition to her loving husband and daughter and son-in-law of Smithville, she is survived by three grandchildren, Stacy (Andrew) Lauer, DeShon Patterson and Ryan Nissley; two great-grandchildren, Joseph Patterson and Breeann Lauer; a sister, Rosella Cukr of Calgary, Canada and a half-sister, Mabel Turner of Kidron.
Lillie was preceded in death by four half-sisters, four half-brothers, a sister and a brother.