RUSHVILLE -- Owen Ray Miller, 61, of Thornville Road NE, and formerly of Powell and Beavercreek, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Fairfield Medical Center, following an apparent heart attack.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Somerset United Methodist Church with Pastor Linda Pinson officiating. Burial will be in Drumm's Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Somerset United Methodist Church, 139 E. Main St., Somerset 43783.
He was born Nov. 7, 1941 in Orrville, the son of Virgil R. and Mildred (Oswald) Miller.
He was a graduate of Millersburg High School and received his bachelor's degree from Ohio University.
He was employed by Boeing, IBM, O.S.U., Fifth-Third Bank, NCR, CompuServe and N.A.P.A.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Grace M. Miller; a son, Anthony Ray Miller of Bridgeville, Pa.; two daughters, Michelle (Matthew) Soderlund of Lancaster and Angela Miller of Alexandria, Va.; a grandson; a brother, Harold Miller; seven sisters, Marjorie Myers, Evelyn Steffen, Arlene Miller, Diane Angle, Irene Heatwole, Miriam Rheinheimer and Kathy Farver and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
ORRVILLE -- Dorothy S. Wilcox, 96, of Orrville, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at West View Manor Nursing Home, Wooster.
There will be no services of calling hours.
She was born Nov. 29, 1906 in Kansas City, Kan. to James and Bessie (Moore) Stahl.
She was an office clerk for Abbott Laboratories, retiring in 1972.
Surviving are a son, George (Juanita) Wilcox of Columbia, Tenn.; a daughter, Donna (Donald) Williams of Wooster; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Edward H. Wilcox died in April 1945, a grandson, a brother, Howard A. Stahl and a sister, Lillian Stahl Dillingham, also died previously.
WOOSTER -- June Marie Allison, 77, of Wooster, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at Horn Nursing Center.
Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family in Phoenix, Ariz.
Arrangements are by the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
Born July 24, 1925 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Claire K. (Roenfed) Baller.
She retired from Wells Fargo Bank in Phoenix, Ariz. as an operations officer. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Wooster.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathy (Don) Bogner of Wooster and two grandchildren, Allison and Andrew.
Preceding her in death was her twin sister, Jane Marjie.
KILLBUCK -- Beulah B. Arnold, 92, of Killbuck, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2003, at Sunset View Nursing Home, Millersburg, following a short illness.
Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Killbuck Cemetery with the Rev. James Cooper officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Killbuck and was the daughter of Harry and Emma (Woods) Frazier. On Feb. 22, 1929 she married Albert C. Arnold and he preceded her in death in Jan. 1962.
She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the Killbuck United Methodist Church.
Surviving are eight children, Albert Arnold Jr. and wife, Glenda, Larry Arnold and wife, Eleanor, Dorothy Conner, all of Killbuck, Claude Arnold of Wooster, Connie Wengerd and husband, Richard of Killbuck, Dennis Arnold of the home, Donald Arnold of Toledo and John Arnold of the home; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Arnold of Glenmont; son-in-law, Steve Stehle of Orrville; 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandson and a sister, Jean Money of Millersburg.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mabel Stehle, two sons, Richard Arnold and Roger Arnold, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, a brother and nine sisters.
MILLERSBURG -- Harold R. Scott, 58, of Millersburg, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2003, at his home.
Memorial services will be Monday at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Church with pastor Dan DeHass officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling the arrangements.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 341, Millersburg 44654 or the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
He was born July 17, 1944 in Millersburg and was the son of Kenneth W. and Marcia M. (Gray) Scott. On Sept. 2, 1964 he married Cheryl Barnhart and she survives.
He worked at Diamonite Manufacturing in Shreve for 27 years.
He was a licensed Ham Radio operator and a member of the Holmes County Echo CB Club. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three children and their spouses, Richard and Evelyn Scott of Millersburg, Lorie and Preston Winn of Millersburg, and Karen Scott and fiance, Jim Miller Jr. of Millersburg; eight grandchildren, Alicia Scott, Tricia Scott, Brandi Scott, Heather Scott, Jennifer Scott, Kristy Gackenbach, Kristin Hoover and Kenna Miller; step-grandson, Mark Winn; brother, John Scott and Karen Wharton of Killbuck; three sisters, Barbara and husband, James Taylor of Smithville, Shirley Alexander of Millersburg and Pat and husband, Don Williamson of Coshocton, a sister-in-law, Cindy McPheron and husband, Bill; a brother-in-law, Eric Barnhart and wife, Barb; mother-in-law, Maxine and the late Dwight Barnhart and also many nieces and nephews.
A son, Robert Wade Scott, a grandson, Brendan Wade Scott and an infant brother, died previously.
He will be missed by all very much.
WOOSTER -- Ronald L. Strabley, 63, of Wooster, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Wooster Community Hospital.
A service of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland 44106 or Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or to St. Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 109, Wooster 44691.
He was born July 12, 1939 in Salineville to Paul and Marie (Burns) Strabley.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was an inspector for the East Ohio Gas Co. for 33 years retiring in 1995. He had been a flight instructor at the Ashland and Holmes County Airports.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Quicci Strabley, whom he married June 28, 1969 and a sister, Marguerite Alcock of Salineville.
His parents, brothers, Tom, Bernard and Kenneth Strabley and a sister, Mary Carol, died previously.
SMITHVILLE -- Aloma Robinson Blake, 56, of Smithville, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Rittman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rittman, following a long illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster with Pastors Edward Nichols and Gerald Compton officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Life Tabernacle of Rittman, 47 E. Ohio Ave., Rittman 44270.
She was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Wayne County, W.Va. to Alvie and Myrtle M. (Watkins) Robinson and married James Blake Sr. He survives.
She had been a resident of Wayne County, Ohio most of her life and worked for the former Cordex Co. of Apple Creek.
She was a member of both the Life Tabernacle of Rittman and the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Wooster.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, James "Tom" Blake Jr. of Wooster; a daughter, Stephanie M. (Kevin) Milton of Wooster; two grandchildren; her father of Wooster and a brother, Jackie B. (Cathy) Robinson of Smithville.
Her mother and maternal and paternal grandparents died previously.
MASSILLON -- Ruth D. Bostick, 95, of Massillon, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Roselane Health Care Center in Massillon.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born July 12, 1907 in Wayne Township, Wayne County to M.S. and Cora (Woodward) Miller and married Charles Bostick. He died previously.
She had been employed at the Wooster Brush Co. and retired from Nye's Department Store.
She was a member of the Canton Order of Eastern Star No. 190.
Surviving are a son-in-law, Gene Wright of Palm Bay, Fla., with whom she had made her home; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, five children, Sonny and Paul Cameron, Clarissa Owens, Francis Wright and Clarence Albert Parcell Jr., died previously.
BEACH CITY -- Marion L. Fahrni, 72, of Beach City, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in the emergency room of Massillon Community Hospital, after being taken from his home.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton with Minister Glenn Anderson officiating. Burial will be at the Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born April 12, 1930 near West Lebanon to Nicholas and Laura M. (Kamph) Fahrni and married Ruth M. Eberly on Dec. 16, 1950. She survives.
He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran.
He had lived most of his life near Beach City and retired in 1982 from the LTV Corp. in Massillon and later worked on his home farm.
Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Marian (Steve) Monigold of Navarre, Robert (Teresa) Fahrni of Dover, Betty McClead of Beach City, and John (Janet) Fahrni of Massillon; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Daniel Fahrni of Hiram, James and Albert Fahrni of Massillon, and Raymond Fahrni of Apple Creek and two sisters, Martha Salo of Massillon and Edna Reed of Bolivar.
Two brothers and two sisters died previously.
D. Todd Hill
FISHERS, Ind. -- D. Todd Hill, 50, of Fishers, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 22 at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel in Indianapolis, Ind.
OXFORD -- Bernice Laird, 86, formerly of Otsego Avenue, Coshocton, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at the Oxford View Nursing Home in Oxford, where she had been living since 1999.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton with Lloyd Tenney, minister officiating. Burial will be at South Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Bernice Laird Children's Fund, in care of Women of Witness, P.O. Box 742, Coshocton 43812. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 22, 1917 in Mechanic Township, Holmes County, to Samuel and Adella (Hault) Brenly and married John Alexander Laird on Sept. 1, 1945 in New Bedford. He died Sept. 2, 1970.
She was employed for 34 years at Edmont Glove Factory (now Ansell Edmont) in Coshocton.
She was an active member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where she was an organist, pianist and Sunday School teacher before moving to Oxford. She was also an active member of the WCTU and the South Tuscarawas Ladies Auxiliary of the fire department.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary Jane Roberts and husband, Keppel Small of Oxford; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilda Mullet of Baltic; and a niece and a nephew.
In addition to her husband, a granddaughter, and a brother, Wayne Brenly, died previously.
William Nommay Sr.
ASHLAND -- William August Nommay Sr., 72, of Ashland, died Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2003, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Kevin Conroy officiating. Burial will be at the Ashland County Memorial Park with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard of Ashland conducting military services.
Friends may call Monday from 6- 8:45 p.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will be Monday at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice on North Central Ohio, Inc., 1605 County Road 1095 Ashland 44805 or Ashland County Cancer Association 107 E. Main St. Ashland 44805 or to St. Edward's Church, 501 Cottage St., Ashland 44805.
He was born March 19, 1930, in Glenmont to Bernard Julius and Helen (McDowell) Nommay and married Barbara Ann Martin on June 6, 1953.s She survives.
He was a graduate of Glenmont High School. He had been a resident of Ashland since 1961 moving here from Hot Springs, Ark.
He was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and had served with the 36th Engineers during the occupation of Germany.
He was the owner and operator of Nommay Office Machines in Ashland from 1981 to 1991. He had previously worked for Hostettlers, Inc. in Ashland from 1961-1981 and while living in Hot Springs, Ark., had worked at the Clark Bookstore.
He was a member of St Edward's Catholic Church where he had served as a lay minister and actively worked in the St. Edward's Hunger Center. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ashland Kiwanis Club, and the Ashland Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Ann Nommay, Diane and Keith Campbell and Judy Glenn, all of Ashland; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Marianne Nommay and William Nommay Jr. of Ashland and Tom Nommay of London, England; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Kinsey of Glenmont and Rosemary Brengartner of Millersburg, and a brother, Robert Nommay of Youngstown.
Two sisters, two brothers and a great-grandson, died previously.