ORRVILLE -- Dorothy C. Estelle, 82, 215 N. Ella St., Orrville, formerly of Yuma, Ariz., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at the home of her daughter after a seven-month illness.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Yuma, Ariz. Cremation has taken place.
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 March 18, 1920, in New York to Ernest and Eva S. (Lane) Lantz and married Donald Estelle on March 16, 1940, in New York. He died Dec. 29, 1982.
She was former co-owner of the Advance Silo Co. in Orrville with her husband, retiring in 1976. She later had made her home in Yuma, Ariz., until November 2002, when she returned to Orrville to live with her daughter.
She enjoyed painting, camping and traveling.
Surviving are daughters, Donna (Ernie) Moore of Orrville and Dale (Blake) Gordon of Ballarat, Australia; grandchildren, Robin Bennett, Dana Anderson, Mike (Amber) Moore, Timothy and Jonathan Gordon; and great-grandchildren, Natasha Bennett and Iyke Gordon.
SUGARCREEK -- Glen D. Lorenz, 38, 849 Geneva St., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, in the emergency room at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Valley View Community Church in Sugarcreek, with the Revs. Arlen Longanecker and Chuck Jarvis officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-8 at the church, with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8. The Tuscarawas County Firefighters memorial service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Garaway Booster Club; or Sugarcreek Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Geib Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
He was born June 14, 1964, in Dover to Leroy and Mary Ellen (Knerr) Lorenz and was a 1982 graduate of Garaway High School.
He was owner/operator of The Pizza Parlor in Sugarcreek since 1989, and was an assistant basketball coach at Garaway High School. He was attending Kent State University, Stark Campus and was a member of Sugarcreek Volunteer Fire Department, where he was fire inspector.
Surviving are his parents of Baltic; a sister, Darlene (Ben) Banks of Waukesha, Wis.; brothers, Donald (Mary Lou) Lorenz of Sugarcreek and Gary Lorenz of Akron; two nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces, a great-nephew, three aunts and four uncles.
Two uncles died previously.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Martha Permar, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, in a nursing home in Fort Myers, Fla.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Orrville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, with the Revs. Ray Pfahler and Ramsey Wallace officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Beach Camp, 6101 W. Lake Road, Vermilion.
Arrangements are being handled by Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville.
She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Wyandotte, Mich., to David Hayes and Maude B. (Dunbar) Permar.
She was a graduate of Wyandotte High School, Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., and completed graduate school at Ohio State University to obtain a master degree in education.
She had taught school in Columbus Public Schools for 35 years.
Surviving are sisters, Elizabeth Bontrager of Shipshewana, Ind., and Carolyn Arnold of Wooster; and nieces and nephews.
A brother, David Permar, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Clinton Robert Smith, 86, of Wooster, formerly of Cadiz, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at his home.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church, 87800 Cadiz-Jewett Road, Jewett, with the Revs. J. Hugh Rose, Ray Ellenbaugh and Steven Smith officiating. Burial will be at Cadiz Union Cemetery.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home in Cadiz.
Memorial contributrions may be made to Clinton Smith Youth Center, Hands of Grace UPC, 4497 Melrose Drive, Wooster 44691.
He was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Mount Pleasant to Emmett and Nora (Waller) Smith and married Muriel McMannis. She died in 2001.
He retired from the Consolidation Coal Co. in Cadiz, as a shovel operator and was a member of Hands of Grace United Pentecostal Church in Wooster, where he was a Bishop. He was also a member of Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church in Jewett.
Surviving are children, Robert (Jeri) Smith of Columbus and Vivian (Thomas) Pickering of Evansville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Smith of Harrisville.
In addition to his wife, brothers, Martin, Joseph, Emmett and Clarence Smith and sisters, Cora Reams and Eunice Reams, died previously.
ORRVILLE -- Alice L. Zuercher, 70, of Orrville, died Thursday morning, Jan. 30, 2003, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon, after a brief illness.
Memorial services will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church, with the Revs. Terry Shue, Herman Myers and Bill Detweiler officiating. Family graveside services will be held earlier on Monday in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Kidron Church Fellowship Building.
Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Hour, P.O. Box 5, Orrville 44667; or the Renovation Fund of Kidron Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 232, Kidron 44636.
She was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Tuscarawas County to Moses G. and Helen P. (Schoeppe) Miller and married Clayton A. Zuercher on April 3, 1955. He survives.
She had lived most of her life in the Kidron and Orrville areas and held several secretarial positions for area businesses. She was a volunteer at World Crafts in Kidron.
She was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church, was a member of the Homemakers Quartet for 38 years and also the church choir for many years.
Surviving are children, Sue (Will) Schloneger of Apple Creek, Darrel (Mary Lou) Zuercher of Orrville and Rita (Kent) Richard of Talmage, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Mary Louise (Ellis) Zuercher of Orrville and Erma Lou Sommer of Apple Creek.
Sisters, Agnes Miller and Imogene Rozier, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Ellenora C. Beal, 55, of West North Street, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Horn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wooster.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Shreve.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve.
She was born June 16, 1947 in Charlestown, W.Va. to Chester and Gathie (Fisher) Jones. She married Jackie Castow. He died previously.
Surviving are brothers and sisters, Vernon Jones, Jolena Coblentz and Denver (Anna) Jones, all of Shreve, Kenny Jones, Mary Akers and Kathy (Randy) Woodruff, all of Wooster and Patricia Jones of Millersburg.
In addition to her husband, a daughter, Ellen Lee Castow and her parents, died previously.
MILLERSBURG -- Rose Cool, 88, of Millersburg, entered Heaven Wednesday afternoon, January 22, 2003.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Faith Bible Church, Millersburg, with pastor Charles Lunsford officiating. Burial will be at the Cool Family Cemetery in Spring Mountain.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Friday) at the Faith Bible Church and one hour prior to services on Saturday.
She was born July 22, 1914 in Gilmer County, W.Va. and was the daughter of Edgar and Daisy (James) Barnett. On March 15, 1930, she married Bazel Cool and he preceded her in death June 18, 1982.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Lowe of Millersburg; seven sons and their spouses, Bob and Cathy Cool of Layland, Bill and Sally Cool of Virginia, Tom and Phyllis Cool of Millersburg, Charles and Lorraine Cool of Millersburg, Eddie and Janice Cool of Akron, Dick and Marjean Cool of Akron and Eugene and Peggy Cool of Shreve; 35 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Phyllis, sons, Jim, Jerry and Johnny Cool, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
She touched many lives, and was a loving wife and mother who will be greatly missed.
SANTA PAULA, Calif. -- Lydia Ann (Troyer) Gerner died Sunday, January 5, 2003, at the age of 97.
She was born June 26 1905 in Berlin, OH to Lucy Ann Troyer and Moses S. Troyer.
Mrs. Gerner is survived by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth A. Gerner; daughter Karen E. Collins of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a son, Barry W. Gerner of Santa Paula, Calif.; a grandson, Kirk W. Cofield of Camarillo, Calif. and surviving siblings, Henry Troyer of Sun City West, Ariz. and Emma Kidd of Orrville.
Lydia attended a one room Amish grade school in Berlin, Ohio and received her Evangelist training from 1927 through 1929, from Gods Bible School in Cincinnati, OH.
Mrs. Gerner led a life of service to her church and her community.
After graduation she toured churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio as an Evangelist. She married one of her converts, Kenneth on May 27, 1935.
Lydia spent her years volunteering for Parent Teacher Association (president), running summer church camp programs and was Sunday School Superintendent. She used her sewing skills wherever they were needed. Kenneth, a finish carpenter and Lydia Ann were sent to Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, and Hawaii doing God's work.
Santa Paula will always remember her generous gifts of time for civic activities and her work at the Main Street Health Care Facility.
Lydia's smile lit up a room. Her generosity and good works will be greatly missed by her many friends world wide and the Ventura Missionary Church. The greatest loss will be to her devoted husband Kenneth and her family.
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. -- Ruth L. Holland, 87, of Sun City Center, Fla., and formerly of Wooster, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Plaza West.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Lewers Funeral Home in Ruskin, Fla. with Dr. Lou Leone officiating.
Friends and family may call tonight (Friday) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born in Newark and moved to the Sun City Center, Fla. area in 1977 from Wooster.
She was a member of United Community Church.
Surviving are her sons, Richard Laird of Harrisburg, N.C. and John Laird of Dublin; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
ARCHBOLD -- Vieanna M. Fielitz, 83, of Archbold, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 23, 2003, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided since Jan. 3, following a brief illness.
She was the mother and mother-in-law of Jon and Carol Fielitz of Dalton.
Memorial services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Ron Guengerich, Anne Stuckey and Brad Faler officiating. Burial will precede at Pettisville Cemetery.
Friends may call today (Saturday) from 2-7 at Zion Fellowship Hall.
Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
The family suggests that memorials be given to Zion Mennonite Church Building Fund or to Gideons International.
She was born May 31, 1919, near Archbold to William Raymond and Inez (Short) Zaerr and married Dale Fielitz on Feb. 22. 1942. He survives.
She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Archbold area. She was a volunteer quilter at Sauder Village at Archbold for many years.
She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, Mennonite Women of the church and Gideons Auxiliary.
Surviving in addition to her husband and son and daughter-in-law of Dalton are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Rodney Nofziger of Pettisville and JoAnne and Bruce Rupp of Archbold; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two brothers, Maurice Zaerr of Archbold and Wayne (Sue) Zaerr of Walbridge.
A granddaughter and two brothers, Eugene Zaerr and Curtis Zaerr, died previously.
KILLBUCK -- Shirley J. Middleton, 59, of Killbuck, and formerly of Wooster and Massillon, died Thursday evening, Jan. 23, 2003, at Majora Lane Care Center in Millersburg, following a short illness.
There will be no services or calling hours.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 108, Millersburg 44654 to help with expenses.
She was born March 22, 1943, in Millersburg to John Robert and Sally (Bratton) Middleton.
She day cared children most of her life and spent alot of time with her great-nephew, Colton Dawson.
Surviving are a sister, Barbara Marsh of Killbuck; a niece, Kimberly Dawson of Killbuck; a nephew, Kevin Marsh of Mercer, Pa.; a great-niece, Kelsey Marsh and a great-nephew, Tyler Marsh.