MASSILLON -- Elmer J. Rohr, 75, of Massillon, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after a lengthy illness.
He was the brother of Paul Rohr of Killbuck, Joe Rohr and Helen A. "Annie" Hardie, both of Canal Fulton.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Heitger Funeral Service, Jackson Chapel, Massillon, with Father Edward Gretchko as celebrant. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1815 W. Market St., Akron 44313.
He was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Massillon to Elmer P. and Helen (Lindenberger) Rohr and married Janice Kehl. She survives.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 503rd Military Police Battalion, Company A in Fort Bragg, N.C. He had made his home in Massillon all of his life and was a self-employed farmer for 50 years. He also worked at Thomas Rohr Construction as a carpenter and at Lindsay Concrete, as a truck driver, retiring in 1976.
He was a member of St. Mary Parish, National Farmers Organization, Future Farmers of America and was a past member of North Canton Orioles and Stark Farm Bureau Association.
Other survivors include, sons, Edward J. and Eric J. Rohr, both of Massillon; brothers, Mart Rohr of Baldwin Park, Calif., Cletus Rohrer of Canton and Ronald Rohr of Marana, Ariz.; and sisters, Roseline Slicker and Gerry Mathie, both of Massillon.
Brothers, Ernie and Franklin Rohr, an infant brother, Albert and twin infant sisters, Helen and Mary, died previously.
DALTON -- Vera H. Shilling, 69, of Dalton, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dalton Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Rusty Cowden officiating. Burial will be at Dalton Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Dalton, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301, Akron 44313.
Vera was born Aug. 27, 1933, in Sixteen, Ohio to Grover W. and Kreath (Kisner) Shanklin and married David Shilling on April 13, 1958. He preceded her in death.
She was a life resident of the Dalton and Navarre areas and retired from the Dalton Local School District. She was a former dispatcher for the Dalton Police Department.
Vera was a member of Dalton Presbyterian Church, Dalton High School Future Homemakers of America and Dalton Band Parents Club. She was a leader of the Girl Scout Council, most of her life, was a former Wayne County Fair Board member and enjoyed crafts.
Surviving are children, Tamera Shilling, Candie Simon, Robert (Suzanne) Shilling and Donald (Jeanette) Shilling, all of Dalton; seven grandchildren; a brother, Floyd Shanklin of Dalton; sisters, Wava Litner of Navarre and Wanda Pandera of Massillon; and sisters-in-law, Onilee Shanklin of Massillon and Margaret Swihart of Orrville.
In addition to her husband, brothers, Blake, Leroy, Glendale, Carl and Kermit Shanklin, died previously.
MILLERSBURG -- Neal D. Yoder, 89, 4975 Township Road 370, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, after a brief illness.
Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Roy A. Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery, Holmes County, Berlin Township.
Friends may call anytime today (Thursday) at the residence. Smith-Geib Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, is handling arrangements.
He was born Dec. 4, 1913, in Holmes County to Dan J. and Barbara (Miller) Yoder and married Amanda Raber. She died previously.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are a son, Dan N.D. (Ella) Yoder of Millersburg; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Eli D. (Sarah) Yoder of Millersburg and Dan D. (Ester) Yoder of Sugarcreek.
In addition to his wife, two brothers, two sisters and two great-grandchildren died previously.
ORRVILLE -- Helen E. Drennen, 83, 333 E. Sassafras St., Orrville, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at her residence after a lingering illness.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Ray Pfahler will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Cemetery in Canton.
There will be no calling hours. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Lawrence County, Mo., to Fred and Martha (White) Richardson and married Donald A. Drennen on Nov. 14, 1942. He died in 1989.
She had made her home in Massillon from 1945-94, when she moved to Orrville, and was a clerk with the Selective Service Board, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of Massillon Women's Club and American Legion Auxiliary in Massillon. She was an avid golfer and a member of Tri-County Women's Golf Association
Surviving are sons, Donald A. (Barbara J.) Drennen Jr. of Montgomery, Ala., and Jeffrey A. (Jann) Drennen of Orrville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Chumbly of Springfield, Mo.
Brothers, Buford, Alfred and Fred Richardson, died previously.
DALTON -- Joseph R. Krug, 70, of Dalton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with Father Ronald Turek as celebrant. Entombment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville; or Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Carey.
He was born March 6, 1932, in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, to Ernest F. and Margaret M. (Reddy) Krug.
He was president of Local 457 AP Green Refractory in Massillon and retired from Clark Ceramics in Dalton, where he was a painter.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville and enjoyed refinishing furniture.
Surviving are his wife, Yvonne (Birdsey) Krug, whom he married Aug. 25, 1995; four stepchildren; and relatives in Canada and the United States.
His parents died previously.
WOOSTER -- Charlotte Rhoad, 71, of Wooster, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Akron General Medical Hospital.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the A Frame Chapel at Rest Haven Cemetery in Avon, with the Rev. John Castle officiating.
Local calling hours will be Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to the family to help defray expenses.
She was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Pikeville, Ky., to Elige and Marjorie (Castle) Rose and married Joseph R. Rhoad in 1970. He died in 1993.
She was the former manager of the former L & K Restaurant in Wooster.
Surviving are sons, Bill (Monica) Wallace of Wooster and Michael (Vita) Wallace of Orrville; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and sisters, Sue Montalvo of Elyria and Opal Reitcel of Seattle.
In addition to her husband, brothers, Artie, Quintin and Linville Rose, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Sara L. Welsh, 88, of Wooster, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Horn Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Wooster.
Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with the Rev. Robert Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born June 15, 1914, in Bulger, Pa., to Hugh and Lillian (Hermes) Deer.
She was a member of Wayne Presbyterian Church and was a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed crocheting and history.
Surviving are children, Sally (Curt) Abbott of Wooster and Edward S. Welsh II of Hopwood, Pa.; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, David (Elaine) Deer of Jamestown, Pa.; and sisters, Wilma (Bill) Nourigat of Midway, Pa., and Margaret Williams of Foley, Ala.
A sister, Ellen Adams, died in 2002.
KILLBUCK -- Sonia K. Cousin, 48, of Killbuck, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Kevin Anslo officiating.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Millersburg to Elmer W. and Helen (Martin) Sorensen and married Thomas Groundhog Cousin on Aug. 25, 2001. He survives.
Other survivors include children and their spouses, Shane and Gina Renfrew of Baltic, Ingrid Renfrew and Kenny Scott and Jedidiah Renfrew and Tiffany Tedrow, all of Millersburg and Gabriel Renfrew of Killbuck; grandchildren, Malarie and Dakota Renfrew, Haley Scott and Braydon Renfrew; a brother, Gary (Vicki) Sorensen of Nashville; a sister, Vanessa (Dewey) Garver of Shreve; and several nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly.
Her parents, a brother, Shawn Sorensen, a sister, Sabrina Raber, a nephew, Heath Walker and a great-niece, Aubrey Hagy, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Anthony DiPinto, 87, 155 Holmes Blvd., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
There will be no services. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements.
Those who wish may make contributions to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born Jan. 22, 1915, in Worcester, Mass., to Mauro and Theresa (Digregrio) DiPinto and married Arlene Comb. She died in 1989.
He had worked for Cassis Brothers in Sacramento, Calif.
Surviving are children, Maitland (Cynthia) DiPinto of Silver Springs, Md., and Jane DiPinto of Wooster; two grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jim, Joe and George DiPinto, Amelia Formaconi and Mary DiPinto, all of Sacramento, Calif., and Tally Nash of Oklahoma City.
In addition to his wife, three sisters and a brother died previously.
NASHVILLE -- Roberta "Bobbi" Hanna, 48, of Nashville, died Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2003, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Dan Kirtlan officiating.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born March 1, 1954, in Millersburg, to Robert and Carol (Starner) Didinger and married Bradley W. Hanna. He survives.
On Feb. 20, 1989, she began working at Millersburg Tire Service and enjoyed mushroom hunting, collecting wind chimes, watching thunderstorms and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Aaron and Cara Kaufman and Leah and Dean Schaffter, all of Millersburg; grandchildren, Philip, Kirk and Robbie Miller, Troy Schaffter and Thane Kaufman; her parents of Glenmont; brothers, Robert P. Didinger of Alabama, David (Peggy) Didinger and Micheal Didinger, both of Glenmont; sisters, Gail (Daryl) Anderson of Columbus and Amy Hunter of Lakeville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
LOUDONVILLE -- Kathleen Ann Hartshorne, 75, 708 Youngs Terrace, died Friday morning, Jan. 17, after a brief illness.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry E. Ruther, officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville 44842.
She was born July 14, 1927, in Amity to Carl and Thelma (Doup) Foster and married William P. Hartshorne on June 18, 1945. He died April 12, 2001.
She was a 1945 graduate of Loudonville High School and had worked seven years at the Loudonville Milling Co. and 10 years at Farmers & Savings Bank. She retired in 1982 from Mansfield Plumbing Products in Perrysville, where she had worked for five years in the personnel department and was treasurer of the Recreation Club.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she served as treasurer for six years, Parish Fellowship Committee, PAL Tutoring Program, Women's Golf Association at Round Lake Golf Club and was a counselor for the American Cancer Society.
Surviving are children, James (Kelly) Hartshorne of Worthington and Kathy (Michael) Baldner of Loudonville; grandchildren, Amy (Paul) Timmerman of Lewis Center and Holly, Jamie and Heath Hartshorne, all of Worthington; and brothers, James Richard Foster of Mansfield and Danny Lee Foster of Tampa, Fla.
In addition to her husband, a brother, William C. Foster, died previously.
LODI -- Helen E. Saunders, 101, of Lodi, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi, where Order of Eastern Star services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.
She was born July 31, 1901, in Barberton to Charles and Lida (Emerick) Freeman and married Clayton Saunders. He died in 1965.
She had made her home in Medina County since 1913, in the Lodi area, and worked at the former Lodi Review. In 1961, she retired from Westfield Insurance Co., where she worked in the printing department.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Lodi, Lodi Community Hospital Auxiliary, Lodi Order of Eastern Star Chapter 137 and Lodi Riverdale Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are stepchildren, C.J. (Kate) Saunders of Duncan Falls and Penny Gibson; two step-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, five brothers died previously.