CRESTON -- Evelyn Mabel Upp, 87, of Creston, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Sunrise Assisted Living, Wooster.
Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Reminiscence Neighborhood, in care of Sunrise Assisted Living, 1615 Cleveland Road, Wooster; or to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Feb. 15, 1915, in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, to Robert and Mabel (Amsten) Karch and married George S. Upp. He died in 1970.
She was a homemaker and a member of Congregational Church in North Olmsted, Kiwanis Ladies of North Olmsted and Ohio St. Bernard Club.
Surviving are children, Marjorie (John) Kohler of Vermillion, Virginia (Garry) Gerber of Dalton and John (Kathryn) Upp of Creston; and 17 grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, a son, G. Robert Upp, and a grandchild died previously.
VIENNA -- Evelyn (Lytle) Lather Wilson, 87, of Vienna, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the home of her son in Southington.
Services were held Thursday, Feb. 13, at Robert Clark Funeral Home in Warren. Burial was at Southington Reformed Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Forum Health at Home Hospice, 8747 Squires Lane, NE, Warren 44484; or Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna 44470.
She was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Wooster to Raymond and Gladys (Maurer) Lytle and married Elmer Lather on April 14, 1944. He died Dec. 7, 1975. On June 24, 1978, she married Harold Wilson. He died Dec. 20, 2001.
She was an inspector at Polson Rubber Co. in Garretsville, retiring in 1976, and was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church, Rebekah Circle of the church, Vienna Garden Club and Rainbow Riders Saddle Club.
Surviving are sons, William Lather of Warren and Thomas (Terri) Lather of Southington; seven grandchildren; brothers, Wallace and Paul Lytle, both of Wooster; and a sister, Margaret (Kenneth) Fobes of Palatine, Ill.
A brother, James Lytle and sisters, Pauline Davies, Dorothy Hollingsworth, Nancy Larson and Janet Walker, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Marjorie F. Becker, 86, formerly of 4401 Cleveland Road, went home to be with her Lord Friday evening, Feb. 14, 2003, at Smithville-Western Care Center, where she was a resident since September 2001.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grace Brethren Church, Wooster, with Pastors Robert Fetterhoff and Jerry Au officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 4599-A Burbank Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Orrville to Edward and E. "Faye" (Kaser) Meeker and married Harold M. Becker on Sept. 1, 1933. He went home to be with his Lord April 27, 1973.
She had made her home in Wayne County most of her life and had worked in Wooster at Freedlander's Department Store and the former Beulah Bechtel Dress Shop for many years. In 1987, she retired from the Wooster Brush Co. after 13 years of service.
She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Wooster.
Surviving are a son, Edmund (Phyllis) Becker of Pleasant Home; grandchildren, Sherri (Kim) Wellert and Michael (Cheryl) Becker, both of Pleasant Home; great-grandchildren, Jonathon, Jeremiah, Jessica, Justin and Cameron; and a brother, Lowell (Polly) Garver of Wooster.
MILLERSBURG -- Clara E. Fair, 81, of Millersburg, passed from this life Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 2003, at Sunset View Nursing Home in Millersburg.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Millersburg, with the Rev. Eldon Trubee officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
The family suggests that contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church Youth Group.
She was born June 30, 1921, in Youngstown to Charles M. and Elsie Anna (DeHass) Cox and married Adrian "Tuffy" Fair on Nov. 22, 1940. He died Dec. 26, 1996.
She was owner/operator of Aaron Beauty Salon in Millersburg and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Millersburg, where she was an elder, directed the youth group for 15 years and the hand bell choir. She was a member of Millersburg Eastern Star, Hardy Grange and the Sorosis Club.
Surviving are children, Timothy L. Fair of Millersburg, Thomas A. Fair of Upper Sandusky and Terrie A. Fair of Jackson, Wyo.; a good family friend, Darryl Weiss of Millersburg; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a stepbrother, Don D. Palmer of Millersburg.
In addition to her husband, her parents, stepfather, Guy Palmer and a brother, Wilbur Cox, died previously.
WADSWORTH -- Barbara J. (Mowery) Reese Fink, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Altercare of Wadsworth.
Family graveside services will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina.
Arrangements are being handled by Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or to Hospice of Medina County.
She was born in Akron to James and Viola (Bybee) Mowery.
She had made her home in the Medina and Creston area, and in Wadsworth for the past three years. She was a clerk in the child support division at Medina County Courthouse for several years and enjoyed golf.
Surviving are children, Jo (Mike) Gruver and Greg Reese, both of Wadsworth, Dawn (Roger) Hartley of Burbank and Keith (Barbara) Reese of Creston; 12 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Bud Heathman of Akron; and sisters, Ruth Elliston of Creston and Betty Teischinger of Strasburg.
Three sisters and a brother died previously.
WEST SALEM -- Mark Staser Garver, 44, of West Salem, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at his home.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Matteson Funeral Home, 40 Congress St., West Salem, with Pastor Christopher Cottrel officiating. Burial will be at Congress Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests contributions be made to Lila and Mark Garver Memorial Fund, in care of Congress Church, 192 N. Main St., West Salem 44287.
He was born Sept. 14, 1958, in Lodi to Merlin L. and Lila (Staser) Garver. He was a 1976 graduate of Northwestern High School and had attended Ashland University.
He was a well known livestock buyer for Merlin L. Garver Inc. and was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan.
He will be dearly missed by his family, special friend, Lana Smith, and many other friends.
Surviving are his father of West Salem; a sister, Patricia Myers of Columbus; a brother, Jan (Joyce) Garver of Wooster; nephews, Greg Myers of Columbus and Scott Garver of Wooster; and nieces, Melissa Garver of Texas and Emily Garver of Wooster.
His mother and a brother, Mitchell Kent Garver, died previously.
WOOSTER -- Lewis E. Kollert, 85, of Wooster, entered into rest Thursday evening, Feb. 13, 2003, at his home after a brief illness.
Private family services were held. Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster, handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born July 20, 1917, in West Salem to Fred W. and Minnie (Aukerman) Kollert and married Margaret Long on June 29, 1946. She entered into rest Sept. 16, 1998.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre and had made his home in Wayne County most of his life, where he was a self-employed farmer for many years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the Disabled Veterans Association of Columbus.
Surviving are daughters, Marjorie Boreman of Massillon, Sylvia Kurjain of Wadsworth, Violet Marquart of Fort Collins, Colo., Ruth Robbins of Acova, Neb., and Lydia Fahrney of Dalton; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ross Kollert of Burbank and Carl Kollert of Richfield; and sisters, Lydia Lance of Ashland, Marie Easterday of Creston and Marjorie Shaffer of Wadsworth.
In addition to his loving wife, a son, Lewis Kollert, brothers, Ora and George Kollert and a sister, Hazel Kollert, died previously.
KILLBUCK -- Leslie Eugene "Gene" Mullet, 81, of Killbuck, died Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 2003, at Majora Lane Care Center, Millersburg, after an extended illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Gray Ridge Church, with the Rev. Martin Mann officiating. Burial will be at New Bedford United Church of Christ Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Killbuck Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7079.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
He was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Plymouth, Ind., to Charles V. and Ruth (Cox) Mullet and was married to Mabel Mullet. She died April 8, 2000.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received the bronze star in the Battle of the Bulge.
He had lived and worked most of his life in the Killbuck area, where he was owner/operator of Mullet Hardware & Sporting Goods.
He was an avid motorcycle rider and hunter. He had been a wrestler and boxer for Ohio State University.
Surviving are children, Nicholas "Nick" (Wanda) Mullet of Millersburg, Jack (Donna) Heller of Perrysville, Pat (Gail) Hunter of Ocklawala, Fla., and Gene (Nancy) Heller of Loudonville; grandchildren, Logan Mullet, Kelly Mullet, Brian Koch, Kim Heller, Jennie Cline, Jackie Koch, Josh Heller, Jessica Long, Richard Turske and Angie Nave; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Duane "Buck" Mullet of Millersburg.
KILLBUCK -- James Cecil Easter, 61, 9328 Township Road 21, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at the home of his companion.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Given-Dawson Funeral Home in West Lafayette, with the Rev. Wayne Harmon officiating. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.
Friends may call tonight (Monday) from 6-8 at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Holmesville to Cecil B. and Anna L. (Carpenter) Easter.
He was a graduate of West Lafayette High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-66. He had been employed at the Edgewood Arsenal in Baltimore, Md., and the Goodwill Store in Millersburg.
Surviving are his companion, Janice Crowthers of Killbuck, with whom he had made his home; and brothers, H. Luke Easter of Warsaw, Charles (Rowena) Easter of West Lafayette and Carl (Janet) Easter of Coshocton.
DALTON-- Bertha Mae (Eberly) Good, 87, 16255 Church Road, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at her home after a short illness.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at County Line Mennonite Church, with ministers, Mark Good, Arthur Amstutz and Clarence Eberly officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Valley View Mennonite School, 15723 Hackett Road, near Kidron, 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 Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Orrville to Ira and Elizabeth (Martin) Eberly and married Willis R. Good on June 26, 1937, in Dalton. He died Oct. 9, 1997.
She had attended Orrville schools and was a member of County Line Mennonite Church. She enjoyed quilting for many years.
Surviving are children, Marvin (Loretta) Good, Velma (Gerald) Geiser and Luella Good, all of Dalton, Esther (Clarence) Neuenschwander and Dorothy (Oris) Steiner, both of Apple Creek, Arlene (Enos) Nighswander of Barwick, Ontario, Canada, Ruth (Carl) Good of Wooster, Anna Lois (Glenn) Zimmerman of Lebanon, Pa., and Carolyn (David) Horst of Seville; 61 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Eberly of Dalton, Edith Horst and Ida (Leroy) Wenger, both of Orrville and Clara Showalter of Columbiana; and a brother, Willis (Mary Ellen) Eberly of Orrville.
In addition to her husband, two great-grandchildren died previously.
ORRVILLE -- Richard J. "Ski" Gryniewski, 63, 1013 W. High St., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at his home.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
There will be no public 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.
He was born July 31, 1939, in Wausau, Wis., to Barnabas and Grace (Barwick) Gryniewski and married Karen L. Smith on July 20, 1995, in Wooster. She survives.
He attended school in Wisconsin and later served in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Orrville in 1970, from Wisconsin, and had been employed for 17 years at the Orrville Power Plant as a plant operator No. 2, until ill health caused his retirement in 1995.
He was a member of the Catholic church and was a fan of all sports. He especially enjoyed NASCAR and Busch auto racing.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Curtis and Mark J. Gryniewski, both of Orrville; a stepdaughter, Annette Dellafave of Smithville; two step-grandchildren; brothers, Donald and Gerald Gryniewski, Mark and Leon Lemma, all of Wisconsin; and sisters, Jean (Edwin) Green of Wisconsin and Paulette Lemma of Tennessee.
His parents, his stepfather and a brother, Thomas Gryniewski, died previously.