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Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 2003 - 33

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Date: Sunday, 15 August 2010, at 12:01 a.m.

Robert Boughman
GLENMONT -- Robert "Bobby" Boughman, 19, of Glenmont, died Tuesday morning, March 11, 2003, from injuries received in a farm accident.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Glenmont Church of Christ, with the Rev. Ed Stivers officiating. Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, Glenmont.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the church. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling arrangements.
He was born April 2, 1983, in Massillon to Charles and Brenda (Church) Boughman and had worked for Keim Concrete of Wooster.
Surviving are his fiancee, Renee Rohr of Millersburg; his parents of Millersburg; brothers, Charles Boughman Jr. and Larry Boughman, both of Glenmont and James Boughman of Big Prairie; and sisters, Jennifer, Laura, Teri and Mindy Boughman, all of Glenmont.

Alva Coakley
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas -- Alva W. Coakley, 90, of Raymondville, Texas, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at his home.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be at Blissfield Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, or until time of services.
He was born Sept. 5, 1912, in Bolair, W.Va., to Wirt and Jane (Bell) Coakley and married Margaret Markel. She died previously.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of United Mine Workers of Coshocton and Masonic Lodge in Springfield.
Surviving are children, Nancy Ormesher of Glenmont, Becky (Howard) Ruppel of Milwaukee, Samuel S. (Patty) Coakley of Pulaski, Va., John (Judy) Coakley and Stan (Kay) Coakley, both of Killbuck and Mike Coakley of Lakeland, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Garnet Yates of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Coakley of Texas; and her housekeeper and friend, Connie Lopez of Raymondville, Texas.
In addition to his wife, a brother, two sisters and a grandson, Samuel E. Coakley, died previously.

Frank Derby
BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. -- Frank A. Derby, 80, of Barefoot Bay, Fla., former owner of Palm Bay Marina, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at his residence after a brief illness.
Memorial services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Barefoot Bay, Fla. Burial will be at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay.
Arrangements are being handled by Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, Fla.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Hull, Mass., and had been a resident of Indialantic and Barefoot Bay since 1969, moving here from Wooster.
He was a graduate of Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., with a bachelor of science in business administration and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. During the war, he attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, resigning from the Naval Academy to enter Naval Flight Training. After the war, he moved to Wooster, to work at Rubbermaid Inc. for 19 years in various managerial capacities. He moved to Indialantic in 1969, and was owner/operator of Palm Bay Marina for nine years prior to retirement.
He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Barefoot Bay, where he served as Eucharist minister, minister to the sick, as well as in the bereavement ministry. A former president of Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, former Commodore of Port Malabar Yacht Club, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Lords Table Fellsmere, Fla., a member of Barefoot Bay Golf & Country Club and a former member of Kiwanis Club for 12 years in Wooster and Barefoot Bay.
Surviving are his beloved companion, Alice M. Banks of Barefoot, Bay, Fla.; children, Douglas Derby and Judith Derby, both of Seattle, Wash., Joel Derby of West Melbourne, Fla., Christopher Derby of Chicago, Ill., Gregory Derby of Palm Bay, Fla., Patricia Frenette of Sequim, Wash., and Lois Derby of Louisville, Colo.; grandchildren, Ryan Loewen and Nicole Derby; and a sister, Doris Lindsey of Goffstown, N.H.
His loving wife, Eleanore (Bresson) Derby, died in 1988.

Guy Derr
LAKEVILLE -- Guy R. Derr, 82, of Lakeville, died Monday afternoon, March 10, 2003, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville, after a 19 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry E. Ruther officiating.
The family requests contributions be made to FORE HOPE, Inc., 925 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway 43119.
Arrangements are being handled by Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville.
He was born March 21, 1920, in Loudonville to Leo and Laura (Strang) Derr and married Jean Haudenschild. She died April 7, 1987.
He was a 1938 graduate of Loudonville High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in England. He was a 43 year employee of the Flxible Co., retiring in 1983, as supervisor of the pattern department and had raised beef cattle on his farm in Lake Township.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hanover Lodge 115 F&AM, American Legion Post 257, Flxible Management Club and was a founding member of Loudonville Athletic Booster Club. He was an avid golfer and member of the Round Lake Golf League.
Mr. Derr's illness with MS was the catalyst for the formation of the organization FORE HOPE, a therapeutic golf program for persons with disabilities.
Surviving are children, Kim (JoDee) Derr of Lakeville, Kevin L. Derr and Teri Long and Deborah (Doug) Cowen, all of Loudonville, Melinda Derr of Columbus and Shelley (Bruce) Dodenhoff of Toledo; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother, Paul Derr of Loudonville.

Oscar Horrisberger
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Oscar S. Horrisberger, 71, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of the Rittman area, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his home.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Smithville to Jacob and Susan (Kolb) Horrisberger and married Eunice Thompson. She survives.
He had lived most of his life in Wayne County and was owner of O. & E. Sandblasting in Marshallville.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cape Coral, Fla.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, David Sword of North Fort Myers, Fla., John and Ronny Sword, Debra Rowe, Saundra Walker and Vicky Copley, all of Rittman; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Horrisberger of Marshallville.

Helen McCoy
BARBERTON -- Helen P. McCoy, 96, of Barberton, formerly of Seville, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Pleasantview Health Care Center in Barberton.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Seville Presbyterian Church in Seville. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
There will be no calling hours. Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home in Seville, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Presbyterian Church, 101 Center St., Seville 44273.
She was born in Kelsey to Seward and Minerva (Hart) Piper. She was a graduate of Ohio University and had attended Muskingum College for two years.
She had made her home in Wayne and Medina counties all of her life and was a teacher for 37 years at Shadyside, Niles, Warren and North Central Schools.
She was a member of Seville Presbyterian Church and a life member of Ohio Retired Teachers Association and Wayne County Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are a sister, Wilma Christy of Barberton; two nieces and a nephew.
Her husband, James A. McCoy and a sister, Katherine Piper, died previously.

Mattie Troyer
FREDERICKSBURG -- Mattie Troyer, 78, 8499 Township Road 615, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, after a brief illness.
Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Raymond A. Hershberger officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Holmes County.
Friends may call anytime at the residence. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, is handling arrangements.
She was born June 23, 1924, near Millersburg to Harvey J. and Susan (Gingerich) Schlabach and married Ura A. Troyer on March 29, 1945. He died Feb. 18, 1996.
She had lived all of her life in Holmes County and was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Surviving are children, Paul (Effie) Troyer of Mount Hope, Mary (Jacob) Yutzy and Barbara (Abe) Yoder, both of Millersburg, Betty (Jacob) Keim of the home, Susie (Levi) Weaver, Leroy (Anna) Troyer, Raymond (Anna) Troyer, Ella (John) Hershberger and Gertrude (Raymond) Swartzentruber, all of Fredericksburg, Ura (Mae) Troyer Jr. and Martha (Emanuel) Weaver, both of Apple Creek and Abe (Mary Etta) Troyer of Dundee; 85 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ella (Ervin) Mullet of Shipshewana, Ind., Mary (Monroe) Miller of Gambier and Amanda (Roy) Wengerd of Millersburg; and a brother, Emanuel "Meny" (Mary) Schlabach of Millersburg.
In addition to her husband, a sister, Verna Schlabach, died previously.

Verba Yoder
FREDERICKSBURG -- Verba A. Yoder, 7846 Harrison Road, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at her home after a short illness.
Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence, with Bishop Atlee J. Troyer officiating. Burial will be at the Dan B. Yoder Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Wayne County.
Friends may call anytime at the residence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, is handling arrangements.
She was born Nov. 19, 1959, in Millersburg to Aden E. and Mary Ann Mast and married Jonas M. Yoder on Nov. 8, 1979. He survives.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Myron, Firman, Leon, Marion, Rosanna, Laura, Mary Ann, Marlene, Ruby and Leanna, all of the home; her parents of Fredericksburg; brothers, Andy (Carolyn) Mast and Allen (Edna) Mast, both of Millersburg, Raymond (Viola) Mast of Kidron and Vernon (Miriam) Mast of Fredericksburg; and sisters, Edna (Nelson) Miller of Fredericksburg and Katie (Andy) Hershberger of Apple Creek.
A daughter died previously.

Verna Burkholder
DALTON -- Verna Burkholder, 61, 15049 Western Road, died Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 2003, at her home after an extended illness.
Services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Aden Miller residence, 6323 Zuercher Road, with minister Emanuel Schlabach officiating. Burial will be at Yoder Cemetery, Paint Township, Wayne County.
Friends may call anytime at the Burkholder home. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, is handling arrangements.
She was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Dalton to John Coblentz and Katie Yoder and married Raymond E. Burkholder on Jan. 28, 1964. He survives.
She had lived all of her life in Wayne County and was a member of the New Order Amish Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Marvin (Anna) Burkholder and Mark (Naomi) Burkholder, both of Conneautville, Pa., Wilma (Mervin) Troyer of Apple Creek, Eva, Viola and Martha Burkholder, all of the home, and Mark Burkholder of Dalton; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; her mother, Katie Weaver of the home; her father of Oklahoma; stepsisters, Ella (Abe) Kauffman of Oakland, Md., Mattie (Jonas) Mullet and Anna (Jacob) Yoder, both of Dundee, Mary (Emanuel) Schlabach of Millersburg and Edna (Homer) Coblentz of Fredericksburg; stepbrothers, Harry (Fannie) Weaver of Wilmot and Ivan (Clara) Weaver of Fredericksburg.
Her stepfather, Eli Weaver, a stepsister and a stepbrother died previously.

Dale Hackett
APPLE CREEK -- Dale W. Hackett, 91, of Apple Creek, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at his home.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, with the Rev. O.J. Thompson officiating.
The family will receive friends following the services.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek 44606.
He was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Apple Creek to Aquila and Elizabeth (Buss) Hackett and married Dorothy Layton on July 2, 1937. She survives.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was maintenance supervisor for Southeast Local School District, retiring in 1977.
He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Apple Creek, where he served on the Consistory, was a deacon and elder and a choir member.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Larry (MaryLou) Hackett of Apple Creek, Errol (Laura) Hackett of Lac du Flambeau of Wisconsin, Dalene Boring of Garrettsville, Cheryl (Steve) Whitacre of Wooster, Janice Brown of Foster City, Calif., and Pat (Lanny) Steckel of Uniontown; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene (Ronald) Bluhm of Euclid.
Three sisters and two brothers died previously.

Betty Lauber
NAPLES, Fla. -- Betty L. Lauber, 64, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Dover, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, after a brief, courageous battle with lung cancer.
Born Nov. 16, 1938, in Holmesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Patterson and Louella Glasgo Patterson. Betty, a graduate of Millersburg High School, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Naples and also attended the Zoar United Church of Christ.
A lifelong music lover, she sang in various church choirs for many years, was an avid reader and renowned baker, and greatly enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow. Betty volunteered her time for many organizations including Hospice of Tuscarawas County and Naples.
She is survived by her mother, Louella Patterson; a brother, The Right Rev. Donis Patterson; a sister, Ann Waltman; her husband, Thomas, with whom she would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary April 6; children, Mike (Elizabeth), Mark (Kathy), Mary Ann (John) Adams, and Patrick (Jennifer); and grandchildren, Elissa, Alexandra, Alina, Ana, Justin, Jessica, Jacob, Jennifer, Tara, Kristin, Christian and Mackenzie.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Patterson, an infant brother, Thomas Patterson and a grandson, Jordan Lauber.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Millersburg, with the Rev. Dr. Bob Hoover and the Rev. Eldon Trubee officiating. Private burial service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Friday, March 14, from 6-9 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg (330) 674-4811.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Helen McCoy
BARBERTON -- Services for Helen P. McCoy, 96, of Barberton, will be Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Seville Presbyterian Church in Seville. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
There will be no calling hours. Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home in Seville, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Presbyterian Church, 101 Center St., Seville 44273.
She died Saturday, March 8, 2003.

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