WOOSTER -- Richard J. "Dick" Maynard, 73, of Wooster, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at his home.
Private family memorial services will be held at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus 43211.
He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Geneva to Ralph and Jesse (Johnston) Maynard and was married to Patricia (Mellen) Maynard for 51 years. She survives.
He was a 1947 graduate of Geneva High School and attended Ohio University and Mount Union College. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in Germany and was president of Maynard & Associates, a manufacturer representative firm.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 1346 and Ohio Historical Society, a 50-year associate of the Door & Hardware Association and a 35-year member of Wooster Country Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, George (Mary Ann) Maynard of Boston, Md., Patrick (Karen) Maynard of Columbus and Jim (Brenda) Maynard of Youngstown; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Ralph Maynard Jr., died previously.
PERRYSVILLE -- Della (Triplett) Salisbury, 84, of Elkview, W.Va., formerly of Holmesville, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at her residence after a long illness.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna, with the Rev. Jack Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services.
She was born to Lee "Poppy" and Lula Rose Triplett and married Autie Salisbury. He died previously.
She had made her home in Holmesville for 30 years and was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Ravenna.
Surviving are children, Eddie Blankenship of Atwater, Alfred Blankenship of Frametown, W.Va., Barbara Parsons of Bolivia, N.C., Elizabeth Young of Bellevue, Iona Legg of Duck, W.Va., and Bonnie Ward of Elkview, W.Va.; stepchildren, Delma Oiler of Langsville, Bonnie Nelson of Yorktown, Va., and Roger Salisbury of Streetsboro; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; several step-grand- and great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Triplett of Clay, W.Va., Kenneth Triplett of Baltimore, Md., and James Triplett of Glendale, Ariz.; and sisters, Nova Young of Baltimore, Md., Irene Nelson of Clay, W.Va., and June Stover of Middletown.
In addition to her husband, a son, Keith Salisbury, three sisters and two brothers died previously.
Ralph Stewart Sr.
WOOSTER -- Ralph E. Stewart Sr., 65, 1670 S. Honeytown Road, Wooster, formerly of Orrville, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Akron General Medical Center, after a two-month illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with John Boggs officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Friends may call today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Harbor Church, 124 E. Market St., Orrville 44667.
He was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Meigs County to Colonel Wilbur and Ellen (Conkle) Stewart.
He had been a resident of Orrville for many years and was employed at the Quality Castings Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of Christian Harbor Church in Orrville and enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and loved his grandchildren.
Surviving are children, Stephanie (Somchai) Sombuttaveekoon of Wooster, Darlene Stewart, Ralph E. (Chris) Stewart Jr. and James P. Stewart, all of Orrville; grandchildren, Victoria Sombuttaveekoon, Wesley Stewart, Richard and Roy Moore; a brother, Harold (Susie) Stewart of Middleport; a sister, Mildred "Millie" (Melvin) Sydebotham of McConnelsville; and a sister-in-law, Betty Stewart of Cheshire.
A daughter, Peggy J. Stewart and brothers, Hubert "Browny" Stewart, Lawrence "Doc" Stewart and Richard "Red" Stewart, died previously.
LEWIS CENTER -- Barbara Wilson, 76, formerly of Millborne Road and Pepperwood Drive, Wooster, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at her home in Lewis Center.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with the Rev. Clyde E. Ondrizek officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus 43210.
She was born April 6, 1926, in Everett, Pa., to Alvey and Alice (Ritchey) Smith and married Harry T. Wilson on July 4, 1947. He died in 1999.
She had worked at the Wooster Brush Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1987, and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Westerville. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Surviving are children, Barbara (Jerry) Barnes of Wooster, Donald (Louann) Wilson of Greensburg, Pa., and H. Thomas Wilson Jr. of Lewis Center; grandchildren, Stacy Barnes, Brad and Jessica Wilson; a brother, Melvin Smith of Everett, Pa.; and sisters, Lulu Grubb and Josephine Magaha, both of Everett, Pa., and Evelyn Gorden of Belair, Md.
In addition to her husband, brothers, Donald, Bernard and Alvey Smith Jr., and sisters Betty Leslie, Margaret Smith and Dorothy Smith, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Leslie N. Fahrney, 53, 404 E. North St., died Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, 2003, at his home.
Private family services will be held. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, is handling arrangements.
He was born Jan. 15, 1950, in Wooster to Richard and Shirley (Yungen) Fahrney and was a laborer.
Surviving are sons, Nick and Gabe Fahrney, both of Wooster; a grandchild; his mother of Wooster and sisters, Sheree Anderson of Rittman and Janie Burgen of Shreve.
KILLBUCK -- Kenneth R. Henderson, 69, of Killbuck, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Majora Lane Care Center in Millersburg, after an extended illness.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Duane Galbraith officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, where military rites will be conducted by Killbuck Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7079.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
The family suggests contributions may be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
He was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Millersburg to Alfred and Lillian (Werntz) Henderson and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked at the Flxible Co. and had made his home in Killbuck, where he was a member of Killbuck VFW Post 7079.
Surviving are children, Chris Humphries of Tennessee, Connie Hitchcock of Zanesville, Cindy (Dean) Corrigan of Millersburg, Kenny (Teresa) Henderson of Big Prairie and Cheryl (Ken) Manning of Milford, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Smith of Millersburg.
Brothers Gene Henderson and Ralph Musser, died previously.
ASHLAND -- Harriet Helene Raifsnider, 87, of Ashland Crystal Care Center, formerly of Clyde, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, with the Rev. Linda Nanningan officiating. Burial will be at McPherson Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Green Creek Township, Clyde to Ralph and Irma (Gray) Hummel and married Robert M. Raifsnider in 1971. He died in 1995.
She was a 1934 graduate of Clyde High School and was a homemaker. She had previously made her home in Florida, Wooster and at Portage Hills Apartments, with her husband.
Surviving are a son, Gerald Raifsnider of Wooster; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice (Neil) Dagg of Sandusky and Jane (Norman) Wood of Wooster; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, a daughter, Susan Weltin, died in 1992. A sister, Elizabeth Sieger, died previously.
SUGARCREEK -- Mary Ann Troyer, 95, of Sugarcreek, died Monday evening, Jan. 27, 2003, at her home after an extended illness.
Services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Wayne A. Miller residence, Township Road 157 (Kauffman Lane), with Bishop Levi J. Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery.
Friends may call today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Wayne A. Miller residence.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
She was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Holmes County to Levi J.N. and Katie Miller and married Sylvanus M. Troyer on Dec. 30, 1924. He died May 29, 1984.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Surviving are children, Elsie C. (Sam) Miller, Sovilla (Paul) Stutzman and Anna Mae (Mahlon) Gingerich, all of Millersburg and Sara Troyer of Sugarcreek; 16 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Roman L. Miller; and half-sisters, Fannie L. (Melvin) Stutzman, Ida L. (Ervin) Schlabach and Susan L. (Jonas) Miller.
In addition to her husband, a granddaughter, three great-grandchildren; two half-brothers and a half-sister died previously.
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- James L. Brown, 62, of Cuyahoga Falls, formerly of Doylestown, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown, with the Rev. James Humphrey officiating. Burial will be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home, where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born April 22, 1940, in Barberton to Vernon and Ruth (Leidy) Brown and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at H.C. Lobalzo (Hobart) as a service technician and enjoyed working on old cars, the outdoors and reading.
Surviving are his wife, Lura "Jean" (Pipes) Brown, whom he married July 6, 1996; children, Melissa Garrard and Michael (MariJane) Brown, both of Doylestown, Matthew (Laurie) Brown of Barberton, Bob Pruitt of Peninsula and Steven (Shelly) Pruitt of Atwater; nine grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Brown of Akron; and a sister, Ruthanne (Rick) Beam of Johnson City, Tenn.
His first wife, Sheila Brown, his father, Vernon Brown and his mother, Ruth Brown Nettleton died previously.
WOOSTER -- Damien Lee Johnson, infant son of Richard B. Johnson and Ruby Z. Smith of Wooster, died shortly after birth Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with the Rev. Jerry O'Brien officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, P.O. Box 761, Wooster 44691, to help defray expenses.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are maternal grandparents, Dorothy Smith and Daniel Crouch, both of Wooster; paternal grandparents, James and Tammy Johnson of Howard; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
WOOSTER -- Donavan E. Phillips of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with the Rev. Randy Gardiner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
He had served in the U.S. Navy and was employed in the trucking industry. He was a man of many talents.
Surviving are his loving wife, Janice, and devoted son, Terry Phillips and his wife, Jackie. He was adored by his granddaughter, Nicole and grandson, Donavan.
"The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped." Psalm 27:7.
KILLBUCK -- Ova A. Reiss, 84, of Killbuck, died Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2003, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, after a lingering illness.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. John Damron officiating. Burial will be at Killbuck Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight (Saturday) from 6-8 at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to First Church of Christ of Killbuck, P.O. Box 404, Killbuck 44637.
She was born July 30, 1918, in Coshocton County to Adam L. and Olive (Lepley) Nyhart and married Maurice Rinehart in 1938 and Thomas Reiss in 1977. They both died previously.
Ova had made her home in the Killbuck area all of her life and worked 34 1/2 years for Rice Chadwick Rubber Co. in Killbuck, before retiring to enjoy full-time the flower garden that she loved so much, specializing in hybrid iris.
She was a member of First Church of Christ of Killbuck.
Surviving are stepdaughters, Mitzie (Reiss) Reichelderfer and Cheri (Reiss) McVay; sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, a great-niece and a great-nephew.
A daughter Carol Rinehart, a stepdaughter, Helen (Rinehart) Domer and a brother, Bernard Nyhart, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Kathryn Steiner, 77, of Dalton, died Thursday morning, Jan. 30, 2003, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
Memorial services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church, with the Revs. Terry Shue and Herman Myers officiating. Private family burial will be held earlier on Tuesday in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Building of Kidron Mennonite Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Sewing Group, in care of Kidron Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 232, Kidron 44636; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Tuscarawas Township, Stark County, to Reuben and Minnie (Martin) Horst and married Leo Steiner on Aug. 24, 1947. He survives.
She was a graduate of Dalton High School and had made her home in Newcomerstown for 34 years, moving back to Wayne County in 1990. She was a homemaker and provided transportation for the Amish community.
She was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church, where she was active with the Women's Sewing Group and enjoyed quilting, reading, flowers, birds, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the Cleveland Indians.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Carol (Jan) Plasterer of Dalton, Joyce (John) Miller of Archbold, Sharon (John) Miller of Belleview, Fla., Diane (Steve) Nay of Newcomerstown, Virgil (Anna) Steiner of Orrville and Jan (Doug) Rhodes of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elda (Warren) Lautzenheiser and Carolyn (Roy) VanPelt, both of Kidron, Viola (Wain) Eberly of Mount Eaton, Ruth (Jim) Horst of Dalton and Marian (Homer) Eberly of Orrville.
A granddaughter died previously.