WOOSTER -- James W. Chapman, 57, 2710 Christmas Run, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at his home.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Community Bible Church in Big Prairie, with the Rev. Kris Westbeld officiating.
There will be no calling hours. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, is handling arrangements. Burial will be at Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster.
Those who wish may make contributions to American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
He was born May 14, 1945, in Lancaster to John Phillip and Cloetide Agnus (Kauffman) Chapman.
He retired from Rubbermaid Inc., in 1999, as a sales manager and had attended Maple Street United Methodist Church in Lancaster.
Surviving are children, Beth Anne Eskew and Jill Chapman, both of Lancaster, Brian Chapman of Wooster and Stacey (Gary) Wheatley of Garden City, Kan.; grandchildren, Garrett, Joseph and Nicole Wheatley; sisters, Clara Greer of Canal Winchester and Joan Cockrell of Lancaster; his fiancee, Connie McDaniel; and his former wife, Marilyn Chapman Winkfield of Lancaster.
His parents and brothers, Richard and Jack Dowell, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Joan M. Flickinger, 63, 8717 Angling Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at her home.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, with Pastor Nathan Ward officiating. Burial will be at Blachleyville Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Oct. 13, 1939, in Stark County to Herbert and Helen (Shilling) Klever and married Richard Flickinger on Aug. 16, 1975. He survives.
She had worked in the circulation department at The Daily Record in Wooster and was a member of Wooster Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, Orrie (Jackie) Flickinger of Creston; her mother; sisters, Polly Butzer of North Lawrence and Charlene (Hap) Gessling of Dalton; and a brother, Herbert F. Klever of North Lawrence.
A son, Richie, and her father died previously.
BOLIVAR -- Clarissa M. (Blakeslee) Hill, 73, 1196 Russell Drive, NW, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at her home after a long illness.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Matamoras Cemetery in New Matamoras.
Friends may call Friday from 3-6 p.m. at Lebold Funeral Home, 248 Park Ave., SW, Bolivar.
She was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Warren to James Harold and Florence (Jacobs) Blakeslee and married James W. Hill. He died in 1997.
She attended Sistersville High School and was a graduate of New Martinsville High School and nursing school in Wooster. She had worked at several hospitals in the Wayne County area.
Surviving are children, Celeste Hill Rutledge and Cynthia Hill Herman, both of Bolivar; grandchildren, Greg Rutledge of Wadsworth, Jennifer Herman Strelecki of Canal Fulton and Aaron Herman of Norton; great-grandchildren, Colton, Alyssa and Alan Strelecki; and a half-brother, Donald Blakeslee.
In addition to her husband, a half-brother, Ronald Blakeslee, died previously.
MILLERSBURG -- Elsie Ruth Kendall, 90, of Millersburg, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2003, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with Pastor Julia Wertz officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Township Cemetery, Holmesville.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
She was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Holmes County to Byron and Margaret (Stinebring) Kendall and was a member of Holmesville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are brothers, Olis Kendall of Millersburg and Glenn Kendall of Mansfield; a nephew, Byron (Kathy) Kendall of Wooster; and nieces, Kathy (Jim) Crank and Barbara Cross, both of Mansfield.
An infant sister, Elva Kendall and brothers, Marion and Harry Kendall, died previously.
HEMET, Calif. -- Helen Alvina (Donaldson) Muehring, 80, of Hemet, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Manor Care in Hemet.
She was the daughter of the late Emma De Grace McAfee, formerly of Wooster.
Services were Monday, Dec. 23, at Hemet United Methodist Church. Burial was at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
Arrangements were handled by Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2930 E. Inland Empire, Suite 101, Ontario, Calif. 91764.
She was born May 8, 1922, in Hannibal, Mo., to Jesse Andrew and Emma De Grace (McAfee) Donaldson and married John Evan Muehring in 1941, in Hannibal, Mo. He survives.
She had made her home in Hemet, Calif., for 37 years, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Kiwanis, both in Hemet, Calif., and was a life member of Hemet United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Paul E. Muehring of Derby, Kan., Richard Muehring of San Dimas, Calif., and Marlene Shaver of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; and several McAfee cousins in Hannibal, Mo.
LOUDONVILLE -- Robert N. Reiker, 79, 550 Snyder Drive, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2002, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, after a long illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville, with the Rev. John Bassman officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends may call tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Main St., Loudonville 44842; or to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805.
He was born June 14, 1923, in Akron to Floyd and Carrie (Dudte) Reiker and married Reva Gruver on May 2, 1952. She survives.
He was a 1941 graduate of Loudonville High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a tool and die maker at The Flxible Co. for more than 35 years, retiring in 1986.
He was member of First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville, where he was a former deacon and elder, a member of Loudon Post 257 American Legion and National Woodcarvers Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Carl Reiker of Ashland and Carol (Jeff) Wander of Bellville; two grandchildren; and sisters, Charlene Schick of Barberton and Shirley Richert of Atlantic, Iowa.
LODI -- Pauline Remington, 74, of Lodi, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina, where she had resided for the past four years.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, with Jerry Roth officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.
Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Biddeford, Maine, to Laurence and Alice (Johnson) Roussin and married Robert Remington on April 16, 1950 in Washington, D.C. He survives.
She was a graduate of Washington High School in Washington, D.C., and had made her home in the Lodi area for the past 40 years, where she was employed at Westfield Insurance Companies in the subrogation claims department.
She was a member of First Congregational Church in Lodi, Westfield Group Country Club, played on a number of golf leagues at Knollbrook Golf Course in Lodi and enjoyed playing bingo.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Christine (Ronald) Weiser and Scott (Regina) Remington, both of West Salem, William (Lynn) Remington of Lafayette, Patricia (Brian) Kinzie of Van Wert and Peter Remington of Lodi; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
APPLE CREEK -- Emma J. Schmucker, 84, formerly of 8335 Dover Road, Apple Creek, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Martins Mennonite Church near Orrville, with the Rev. Randy Murray officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wooster.
Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
She was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Holmes County to Joseph J. and Anna (Yoder) Slabaugh and married Joe S. Swartzentruber. He died in 1976. On April 12, 1980, she married Joe Schmucker. He died in 1996.
She was a homemaker and a member of Martins Mennonite Church near Orrville.
Surviving are children, Walter Swartzentruber of Brawley, Calif., Donna (Roy) Miller of Apple Creek, Dorothy (Maynard) Hershberger of Portage, Mich., Ruthie (Earl) Nussbaum of Fredericksburg, Norma (Christopher) Kirchner of Dalton and Betty (Gary) Cooper of Canal Fulton; stepdaughters, Katie Rowe of Holmesville, Alice Yoder and Shirley Gerber, both of Millersburg; 17 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry and Homer Slabaugh, both of Massillon, Roman Slabaugh of Dalton, Freeman Slabaugh of St. Joseph, Mich., Clarence Slabaugh of Stevensville, Mich., Joe Slabaugh of Dowagicic, Mich., and Harold Slabaugh of La Porte, Ind.; and sisters, Ella Dix of Massillon, Ada Bailey of Beloit, Betty Tombow of Dalton and Dorothy Brown of Ashland.
In addition to her husbands, a daughter, Anna "Kathy" King, a stepson, Henry Schmucker and brothers, Lando, Monroe and Henry Slabaugh, died previously.
Rev. Scott Swinehart
COLUMBUS -- The Rev. Scott A. Swinehart, 92, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at First Community Village in Columbus, where he had resided since 1998. He was formerly of Tiffin.
Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Tiffin, with the Revs. Clifford G. Farmer and Roger D. Perl and elder, Donald K. Loving officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call a half hour prior to the services and a half hour after the services.
Arrangements are being handled by Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home in Tiffin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church; Heidelberg College; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Feb. 16, 1910, in rural Wooster to Parvin and Mary Ellen (Christy) Swinehart and married Mary Jane Ewing of North Jackson on Dec. 18, 1936. She survives.
He was a 1933 graduate of Heidelberg College, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in 1936, and Cornell University in 1946, with a master's degree. He was a retired Presbyterian minister, serving in New York, most of his career and in retirement, served one year as an interim pastor at Fort Seneca United Church of Christ and for 11 years as minister of visitation at Trinity United Church of Christ in Tiffin.
He was a member of Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery, Tiffin Kiwanis Club and Heidelberg Fellows.
Surviving are daughters, Joan (Ralph) Talmage of Columbus and Margaret (David) Baker of Tiffin; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A son, the Rev. S. David Swinehart and brothers, John W. and Fred E. Swinehart, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Rose M. Tomassetti, 86, 2546 Windsor Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster; or to St. Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691.
She was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Wooster to Joseph and Anastasia (DiLucca) Dellafave. At the early age of 2-years-old, her birth mother's life was claimed by influenza. When her father married Julia DeFelice, she was everything Rose could have asked for in a mother.
Rose married Carmen J. Tomassetti on May 16, 1936, at St. Mary Catholic Church. He died Oct. 28, 2001. They were married 65 1/2 years.
She retired from Wooster City Schools, where she had worked in the cafeteria and also was a cashier at Skyline Auto Theater and had worked at Toy Craft. For eight years, she had been a volunteer at St. Mary Catholic Church, as a teacher's aid, office and cafeteria worker.
She was a life member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Prayer Line.
Surviving are daughters, Mary (Ted) Maglio Sr. of Wooster and Teresa Tomassetti of Canton; grandchildren, Jacki (Alex) Pineda of Massillon, Ted (Sandy) Maglio Jr. and Natalie Maglio, both of Wooster and Dawn (George) Chiparatu of Canton; great-grandchildren, Ted Maglio III, Tony, Julianna and Mia Maglio, all of Wooster and Nicolas McWeeny of Massillon; sisters, Antoinette (Wilbur) Braden and Filomena Giroux, both of Wooster and Louise Medve of Orrville; a brother, Sam (Carol) Dellafave of Wooster; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, her parents, sisters, Angeline Perkins and Josephine Perkins, both of Orrville, brothers, Francis and John Dellafave, both of Wooster and Ralph Dellafave of Orrville, two infant sisters and an infant brother, died previously.
CANTON -- Thelma E. (Leaman) Badertscher, 86, slipped gently and peacefully into heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Newcomer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Burial Park.
Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 6-9 at Reed Funeral Home in Canton, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church.
She was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Wayne County to W.S. and Emma (Webb) Leaman and was married to V. Lester Badertscher for 59 years. He died previously.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church and Golden Sunshiners.
Surviving are children, Leonard (Connie) Badertscher of Massillon, Leslie (Jerry) Lint of Hartville, Mary (Jim) Reese of Canton, Barbara Thorpe of Cuyahoga Falls and Betty (Jon) Wojtowicz of Kingsport, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her loving husband, brothers, Elvin, Dale, Jay, Frank, Oren and Ed Leaman, four children and a great-grandchild died previously.
MANSFIELD -- Hoyoung Chung, D.O., 52, of Mansfield, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2003, at Cleveland Clinic, after an extended illness.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 7 p.m. and funeral services Sunday at 11 a.m., both at Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastors David Jang and Hanbong Lee officiating.
Graveside services will be Monday at Mansfield Memorial Park.
Wappner Funeral Directors, Ontario Home, Mansfield, is handling arrangements.
He was born Feb. 21, 1950, in South Korea to Changnam and Oksoon (Kim) Chung and married Insook Lee. She survives.
He moved to Mansfield in 1994, and was a member of Ohio Central K.S.D.A. Church in Columbus, where he was head elder, a member of American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Association of Pain Management, American Society of Anesthesiologists and American College for Advancement in Medicine.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Elizabeth S. Chung, Mary I. Chung, Joshua S. Chung and Rebecca S. Chung, all of Mansfield; his parents of Mansfield; brothers, Hoyeol Chung of South Korea, Eric Chung of California, John and Peter Chung of Virginia, Jack Chung of Maryland, Michael Chung of Japan and Joseph Chung of Connecticut; a sister, Linda Kim of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.