MILLERSBURG -- James R. Foley, 65, of Millersburg, died Saturday morning, Jan. 4, 2003, at Terrace View Castle Nursing Home in Millersburg.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Millersburg, with Father Carl Clagett as celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, 379 S. Crawford St., Millersburg 44654.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
He was born March 21, 1937, in Cleveland to Michael J. and Florence (Vokes) Foley and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Millersburg.
Surviving are sisters, Catherine F. Fetheroff of Richmond Heights and Patricia F. Siedel of Naples, Fla.; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
MILLERSBURG -- Lauren Beth Foreman, 44, of Millersburg, died Saturday morning, Jan. 4, 2003, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, after a brief illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. David Carrick officiating. Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Holmes County Training Center, 8001 Township Road 574, Holmesville 44633.
She was born Oct. 1, 1958, in Steubenville to Lawrence and Florence (Bock) Foreman.
She was raised in Coshocton and attended Hopewell School, Holmes County Training Center and Millersburg Christian Church.
Surviving are her parents of Millersburg; a brother, Paul (Barbara) Foreman of Coshocton; a sister, Kathleen Foreman of Millersburg; a niece, Kira Foreman and a nephew, John Paul Foreman.
She was loved dearly and will be missed by her family and friends.
BARBERTON -- Charles J. Polk, 88, of Barberton, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Doylestown Health Care Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, with Father Rick Arko as celebrant. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doylestown Health Care Activities Center, 95 Black Drive, Doylestown 44230.
He was born in Barberton to Anton and Antonia (Dougan) Polk, and retired from Babcock & Wilcox. He was a life resident of Barberton and had been residing at Doylestown Health Care Center, where his wife still remains.
He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Slovene Pensioners.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are sisters, Sylvia Valencic and Frances Hummel, both of Doylestown and Mary Steiner of Barberton; and many nieces and nephews.
Brothers, Anton, Stanley, John, Frank, Henry, Louis and Edward Polk, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Bruce Kenneth Schrier, 64, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, after an extended illness.
A memorial service will be Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Northview Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International; American Cancer Society; or Hospice of Wayne County Inc., 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster 44691; (330) 262-7771.
Bruce was born March 26, 1938, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Neil and Maurine Schrier. He attended Kalamazoo public schools, graduating from KCHS in 1956. He graduated with chemistry honors from The College of Wooster in 1960, from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1964, and earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Tufts University in 1967.
He served in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health from 1967-88, where he researched in cell and molecular biology and served as a member of the Medical Ethics Committee.
In 1990, he moved his family to Wooster and joined Technology Unlimited to pursue liposome technology and has more recently been employed by Oakwood Laboratories as vice president for Research and Development. His career was highlighted by heading a research team developing a variety of delivery systems for cancer drugs and other illnesses. His goal was to see products to market that enable cancer drugs to be delivered to patients with optimum effectiveness and little or no side effects.
He was a member of Northview Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and served in various capacities in the churches where he was a member. He is most notably remembered by Sunday school class members, to whom he taught scripture with a passion and zeal for the truth they reveal about God. He also enjoyed his involvement in music ministries throughout his life. He was a long-time member of Gideons International, as well as numerous scientific societies. He leaves a legacy of faith and service to Jesus Christ for his family and friends.
He was married to Shirley Fisher of Cuyahoga Falls in 1964, and leaves her, as well as their seven children, Jennifer (Rodney) Conrad and Peter Schrier, both of Maryland, Katie (Jean-Rene) Tassy of North Carolina, David Schrier of Hawaii, Andrew (Mary) Schrier of Michigan, Timothy (Leslie) Schrier of Ohio and Abigail Schrier of the home; seven grandchildren; his mother, Maurine Schrier of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and two sisters, Marcia Schubert of Michigan and Mary Lambeth of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Neil.
MILLERSBURG -- Sandra Kay Gerber, 52, of Millersburg, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2003, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, after a short illness.
Memorial services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Millersburg Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Tom Michaels officiating. Private burial will be at Martins Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
The family suggests contributions be made to Holmes County Training Center, 8001 Township Road 574, Holmesville 44633; or to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
She was born April 30, 1950, in Millersburg to Dennis and Loretta (Miller) Gerber.
She attended Holmes County Training Center and worked at Lynn Hope Industries.
Surviving are her parents of Millersburg; a sister, Connie (John) Courtney of Millersburg; nieces Amy (Joe) Yoder of Sugarcreek and Crystal (Junior) Beachy of Millersburg; a great-niece, Olivia Beachy and a great-nephew, Jaden Beachy; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
WOOSTER -- Ova Grear, 89, of Wooster, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Smithville-Western Care Center.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Gospel Fellowship Church in Flushing, with the Rev. Madonna Weiman officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
He was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Belmont County to Roy and Myrtle (Baker) Grear and married Venona Cheatham. She died previously.
He retired as a coal miner with the Consol Coal Co. and was a 54-year member of American Legion Post 366 in Flushing.
Surviving are children, Annette (James) Parsons of Cambridge, Marion "Buck" (Mary) Grear of San Antonio, Texas and Rose Marie "Susie" (William) Sturm of Wooster; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, a daughter, Evelyn Grear, two granddaughters and a brother, Kenneth Grear, died previously.
ORRVILLE -- Luella V. (Lehman) Hostetler, 92, of Orrville, formerly of Dalton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at her home after a period of declining health.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church near North Lawrence, with her pastor the Rev. John Miller officiating. Burial will be at Martins Mennonite Church Cemetery near Orrville.
Friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, corner of Alabama Avenue and Wooster Street, near North Lawrence, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nazareth Village, P.O. Box 7619 El Krum, Nazareth, Israel 16508.
The family extends special thanks for the kind assistance provided by Hospice of Wayne County personnel.
She was born Feb. 18, 1910, in Berne, Ind., to David O. and Christina (Sprunger) Lehman, and was a 1928 graduate of Orrville High School.
On Oct. 14, 1928, in Orrville, she was united in marriage to Emerson M. Hostetler. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1989.
She lived most of her life in the Dalton area and was a homemaker, with an influential ministry of prayer, listening with compassion and love that touched the lives of many in the community. She shared many years with the fellowship at the former HiWay Chapel of East Greenville.
She was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where she had taught Sunday school, participated in the homemakers group and supported missions.
Surviving are children, David (Rose) Hostetler of Scottdale, Pa., Anne (Albert) Fath of Dalton, John (Ann) Hostetler of Evensville, Tenn., Ron (Anna Mae) Hostetler of Orrville, Jeptha (Joyce) Hostetler of Columbus, Dan (Sue) Hostetler of Dalton, and Jayne (Robert) Coffy of Wooster; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Zimmerman, with whom she had made her home.
In addition to her husband, brothers, Vernon, Gordon and Orlin Lehman, sisters, Glenna Lehman and Agnes Buchwalter, and a grandson, Gary Hostetler, died previously.
WEST SALEM -- Charles P. Wohlgamuth, 83, of West Salem, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at his home.
Memorial services will be Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Congress Community Church in West Salem, with Pastor Christopher Cottrel officiating. Burial will be at Congress Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours. Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congress Community Church Building Fund, 192 N. Main St., West Salem 44287.
He was born April 16, 1919, in Wayne County to Lewis and Vida (Hileman) Wohlgamuth and married Betty Crumley on April 6, 1944. She survives.
For 30 years, he was an owner/operator milk hauler. He was a member of Congress Community Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are daughters, Darla Kay (William) Lewis of Stow, Charlene (Michael) Mendenhall of West Salem and Sheila (Ken) Keating of Orrville; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A brother, Richard Wohlgamuth and a sister, Pauline Bower, died previously.
D. Fred Freeman
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- D. Fred Freeman, 81, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville with the Rev. Dr. Theodore Rust officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, where a Masonic Service will be held at 6:45 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Burned or Crippled Children, in care of Earl Walker, 3139 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born June 3, 1921 in Lawrence County, Ill. to Alonzo and Anna (Coleman) Freeman.
He was former manager of Buckeye Supply in Wooster and the past six years had been a greeter for Wal-Mart in New Philadelphia.
He was a member of Ebenezer Lodge No. 33 F&AM. He was a former resident of Apple Creek.
Surviving are a son, Patrick (Yanna) of Concord, Mich.; daughters, Julie (Kenneth) Beaverson of Shreve; Ann (George) Young of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jennie Freeman of Logan; 22 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; stepdaughters, Diane (Larry) Barnett of Metamore, Lynda Campbell and her fiance, Brian Donnelly of North Wildwood, N.J. and stepsons, Sr. Chief Petty Officer Robert (Wendy) Campbell of Logan and Mark (Sherri) Campbell of Pennsylvania.
He was the last of his family.
WOOSTER -- Dale R. Fribley, 60, of Carriage Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville.
A private committal service will be held with the Rev. Dean Troyer officiating. Private burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are being handled by Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born Sept. 29, 1942 in Massillon to Ray W. and Velma I. (Forrer) Fribley and married Bonnie L. Mayberry on Dec. 24, 1983. She survives.
He was employed by the Wayne County Highway Department for 31 years on the road crew and for John Most and Sons Paving.
He was a member of the Wooster Eagles. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Clayton Fribley of Burbank, John Wickens of Wooster, Heather (Robert) Kleimann and Susan Stevens, both of Morgan City, La. and Deborah (Darrin) Owens of Wooster; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Velma Eicholtz of Wooster; a brother, Robert Eicholtz of Wooster and a sister, Karen (Jim) Saurer of Wooster.
A son, Ray Fribley, died in 1999.
WOOSTER -- Harvey Poulson, 94, of Wooster, died Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2003, at Wayne County Care Center, where he had resided since November 1997.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Wayne County Care Center Chapel with Chaplain Rufus Thompson officiating. It was his wishes for cremation.
Arrangements are being handled by Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster.
He was born Feb. 10, 1908 in Holmesville to William R. and Vinnie (Harman) Poulson and moved from Shreve to Wooster in 1970.
He had worked as a farm hand for various farmers throughout Wayne and Holmes Counties and was a member of Dalton Baptist Church, Dalton.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Three brothers and two sisters died previously.