BIG PRAIRIE -- Guy E. "Jack" Hostettler, 91, of Big Prairie, died Saturday evening, Feb. 15, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital, after a short illness.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bigelow United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be at Bigelow Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Millersburg American Legion Post 192.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
He was born Sept. 8, 1911, in Holmes County to Frank and Melissa (Franks) Hostettler and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
In 1976, he retired from the Columbia Gas Co., and was a member of Bigelow United Methodist Church and was a past member of Millersburg American Legion Post 192.
Surviving are a nephew, Jack Hostettler of Wooster; and nieces, June Lang of Nashville and Miriam Swartz of Ashland.
Brothers, Roy, Brian, Glen, Walter, Weldon and Fred, and sisters, Eva, Freda and Myrtle, died previously.
RITTMAN -- Margaret E. Kuntz, 87, of Rittman, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Altercare of Wadsworth.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, with the Rev. Philip P. Pritt as celebrant. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
She was born April 17, 1915, in Czechoslovakia to Constatine and Elizabeth (Luther) Benko and married George Kuntz. He died previously.
She had made her home in Rittman most of her life and was a former employee at the Morton Salt Co., Packaging Corporation of America and Boise Cascade.
She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.
Surviving are sons, Jim (Lois) Kuntz of Wadsworth and Ron (Dorothy) Kuntz of Rittman; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, a sister, Mary Lou Morton, died previously.
WALNUT CREEK -- Miriam J. Mast, 78, a resident of Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek since June 2001, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, after a brief illness. She was formerly of Dover, Del.
Services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Owen H. Yoder residence, Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, Del., where friends may call Tuesday after 6 p.m. and anytime on Wednesday. Bishop Daniel F. Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in the Amish Cemetery in Dover, Del.
Local calling hours will be today (Monday) from 1-4 p.m. at Smith-Geib Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
She was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Grantsville, Md., to Jacob J. and Magdalena D. "Mattie" (Mast) Gingerich and married Henry Y. Mast. He died March 9, 1988.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are children, Malinda (Henry J.) Miller of Chestertown, Md., Martha Ann (Melvin A.) Byler of Dade City, Fla., Elmina (Samuel A.) Miller of Worton, Md., Anna Mae (Eli J.) Hershberger of Dover, Ohio, John H. (Iva) Mast of North Canton, E. Wayne (Wilma) Mast and Bennie H. (Christine) Mast, both of Dover, Del., and Jacob Y. (Mary Ann) Mast of Tallahassee, Fla.; 47 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a twin brother, Henry J. Gingerich of Dover, Del.
WOOSTER -- Janice B. Wasson, 65, of Wooster, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Life Care Center in Medina.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, with the Rev. O.J. Thompson officiating. Entombment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wayne County Branch, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born May 5, 1937, in Cleveland to Roy and Vera (Steenstra) Smith and married Dick Wasson of Wooster on April 22, 1956. He survives.
She had been a cook at the YMCA and was a member of First Church of God, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years.
Surviving in addition to her husband are daughters, Jeri (Jeff) Fickes of Wooster and Beckie (Tom) Morehead of Ashland; grandchildren, Erin, Abbi and Corey Fickes, Cody and Keaton Morehead; a step-grandchild, Carey (Scott) Schuiling; step-great-grandchildren, Kylie and Jillian Schuiling; a brother, Wayne (Carol) Smith and a sister, Rita (James) Leggett, both of Wooster.
WEST SALEM -- Mabel Buckingham, 91, of West Salem and formerly of Creston, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2003, at Kingston of Ashland, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with the Rev. John Castle officiating. Burial will be at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 3, 1912 in Wayne County, W.Va. to John and May (Buskirk) Fortner. She married Lawrence M. Buckingham on March 5, 1931 in Fort Gay, W.Va. He died Aug. 14, 2001.
She retired from Westfield Companies and had formerly worked at the Ohio Match Co.
She was a member of Rittman Community Free Will Baptist Church.
She had made her home in the Burbank and Creston area most of her life.
Surviving are children and their spouses, Ray and Janice Buckingham of Ashland, Clifford and Erma Buckingham of Alum Springs, Ky., James "Hap" and Carolyn Buckingham of Fruitland Park, Fla., Fern and Lowell Marcum of West Salem and Geraldine and Robert Boyes of Fort Gay, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Norma Buckingham of Burbank; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Calvin Yost of Burbank.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Larry in 1972, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, George, Bill and John Fortner and five sisters, Marie McSorley, Dixie McSorley, Blanche Talbert, Evelyn Kindig and Grace Huffman.
GOSHEN, Ind. -- Carrie Elizabeth Chupp, 89, 1801 Greencroft Blvd., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 at Greencroft Terraces Health Care.
Services will be today, (Tuesday, Feb. 18) at 10:30 a.m. at Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Ind. with Pastor Duane Beck officiating. Burial will be at Olive (West) Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Mennonite Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen, Ind.
She was born July 20, 1913 in Kidron to Simon W. and Sarah (Lehman) Sommer and married John E. Chupp on Dec. 27, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif. He died April 9, 2000.
She was a breakfast cook at Elkhart General Hospital and was a member of Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Ind.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Chupp and Mrs. Ben (Pauline) Diggins, both of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; five sons, James (Sharon) Chupp of Elkhart, Ind. and his twin, John (Ellie) Chupp of Bloomfield, Mont., Richard (Robin) Chupp of Elkhart, Ind., Kenneth (Jyl) Chupp of Three Rivers, Mich. and Arthur (Donna) Chupp of West Unity; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Alma Crilow of Goshen, Ind. and a brother, David Sommer of Garden Grove, Calif.
A infant son, Timothy, died in 1960 and five sisters and two brothers, also died previously.
ORRVILLE -- Gary L. King, 63, 8953 Five Points Road, died Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2003, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, following an apparent heart attack.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Grace Brethren Church in Wooster with Pastor Bob Fetterhoff officiating. Burial will take place at East Chippewa Church Cemetery near Smithville.
Friends may call tonight (Tuesday) from 6-9 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville or one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Brethren Church, 4599 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691.
Gary was born on April 25, 1939 in Wooster to Homer A. and Ellen F. (Shisler) King and married Patricia S. "Pat" Trogdon on June 4, 1961 in Rittman. She survives.
He graduated from Smithville High School in 1957, was a master mason, and worked as a mason superintendent for H.R. Fetter and Son in Smithville for 45 years. He has worked for the last six months as a project supervisor for CCM Construction in Wooster.
Gary attended Grace Brethren Church in Wooster and enjoyed woodworking, golf, work, and spending time with his grandsons.
In addition to his wife, Pat, he is survived by a daughter, Bethany (Ronald) Fuller of Marshallville, a son, Lee (Michelle) King of Orrville, three grandsons, Abram, Solomon and Joseph Fuller of Marshallville, his father Homer King of Rittman, two sisters, Patty (Wendell) McFadden of Smithville and Sandy (Cliff) Neuenschwander of Dalton, a sister-in-law, Sandy (Bill) Lehman of Rock Creek, a mother-in-law, Geneva Trogdon of Rittman, two nephews, John (Stacie) Lehman of Plano, Texas and Chad (Kim) Dennis of Lakewood, and four nieces, Susan (Caleb) Davenport of Columbus, Katrina (Seng) Sisouphanh of Wadsworth, Sharon (Jimmy Lee) O'Brien of Florida and Jenny (Jim) Paja of Michigan.
APPLE CREEK -- Jacob H. Miller, 78, 6620 S. Carr Road, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2003, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville.
Services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at the residence, 6620 S. Carr Road, with Bishop Eli L. Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Yoder Cemetery in Apple Creek.
Friends may call anytime at the home.
Arrangements are being handled by Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.
He was born in Mexico on July 10, 1924 the son of Harvey J. and Susie (Chupp) Miller.
He had made his home in the Apple Creek and Fredericksburg area most of his life.
He was a retired farmer and member of the Amish Church.
He married Susan J. Nisley on Aug. 19, 1945. She survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Jonas J. of Fredericksburg, Henry J. of Wooster, William J. of Conneautville, Pa., Amos J. of Holmesville, Harvey J. of Bluffton, Ind. and Samuel J. of Adamsville; seven daughters, Lizzie Ann (Nelson) Hostetler of Fredericksburg, Lovina Miller of the home, Mary (John) Hostetler and Ella (Joe) Hostetler, both of Danville, Pa., Amanda (Aaron) Hostetler of the home, Verna (Ivan) Schwartz of Bern, Ind., Anna (John) Byler of Fredericksburg; 76 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard H. Cramer of McDonough, Ga.; a half-brother, Eli H. Miller of Fredericksburg; a sister, Mary (Enos) Shetler of Fredericksburg.
A brother, William Miller and three grandchildren, died previously.
Chester Porter Sr.
PERRYSVILLE -- Chester O. Porter Sr., 90, 940 Green Township Road 2506, died Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 2003, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville, following a long illness.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Howard Burnett officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville.
Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland 44805.
He was born Sept. 24, 1912 in North Liberty to Jerome and Lyda (Arnold) Porter.
He was an equipment operator with the Mohican State Forest, retiring in 1972. He had also worker for the Mud Gardner dairy farm, The Flxible Company and Westinghouse Electric Company.
He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church, Ashland.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip and Harriet Porter of Phoenix, Ariz., Robert and Rebecca Porter of Mockville, N.C., and Chester Jr. and Ruby Porter of Perrysville; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
His wife, Norah Heslep Porter, died Dec. 27, 1988, a daughter, Patricia D. Koss, two sisters, Anna Arnholt and Sadie Butterbaugh; three great-grandchildren and a step-grandson, also died previously.
MILLERSBURG -- Ernest Lee Raymond, 94, of Millersburg, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2003, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, following a short illness.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with his son-in-law, Ronald Motter officiating. Burial will be at the Nashville Cemetery, Nashville.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Nashville Cemetery Association, Gideon International or The Mansfield Christian School, in care of Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 108, Millersburg 44654.
He was born Jan. 28, 1909, in Norfolk, Arkansas and was the son of Walter Presley and Mary Ellen (Martin) Raymond. On August 10, 1932, he married Mabel Miller and she survives.
He was a member of the Spartan Lodge F&AM 126 of Millersburg.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Miriam Motter of Mansfield; daughter-in-law, Faith Raymond of Millersburg; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Cuba Mills of Wooster and Jessie Trimble of Wichita, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Raymond; a great-granddaughter, Alisha Brokaw, a brother, Howard Raymond and a sister, Lovie Beachler.
DALTON -- Floyd L. Shanklin, 91, of Dalton, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Spidell
Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with Pastor Glenn Coblentz officiating. Burial will be at the Stanwood Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born June 30, 1911 near Dalton to Grover and Krieth (Kisner) Shanklin and married Arlene F. McClelland on June 7, 1936. She died Aug. 29, 2002.
He had lived most of his life in the Dalton-West Lebanon area.
He retired in 1976 from the Wayne County Highway Department.
Surviving are children, Betty (Rich) Campbell of West Lebanon, George (Janice) Shanklin of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Johnnie Shanklin of Dalton; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Pandria of Navarre and Wava Lintner of Massillon.
Three brothers and a sister died previously.