BREWSTER -- Florence L. Kaser, 80, of Brewster, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Massillon Community Hospital, following a period of declining health.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster with the Rev. Ray Peters officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wilmot.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Zanesville to Alpha and Alta (Swope) Vernon and married Vernon D. "Fat" Kaser on July 21, 1939. He died Nov. 9, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Ronald (Becky) Kaser of Brewster; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
DOYLESTOWN -- Donald W. Gardner passed away on Friday, April 20, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Doylestown, to Odilo and Mary (Yarman) Gardner. He married Martha Schrader on June 19, 1948.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha; sons, Dr. Gerald (Kym) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Kenneth (Dana) of Athens, David (Jill) of Doylestown, Robert of Wadsworth, Mark (Tina) of Doylestown and Jay (John) of Lakewood; grandchildren, Steven, Matthew, Kelli, Johanna, Theresa, Logan and Sara. Don is also survived by siblings, Francis Hennessy of Atlanta, Ga., Iva Garbenis of Westchester, Herman of Norton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Fr. David McCarthy celebrant. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Rosary will be Sunday at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Sts. Peter & Paul's Educational Endowment Trust, 161 W. Clinton St., Doylestown, 44230 or Chippewa Twp. Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 265, Doylestown, 44230.
MANSFIELD -- Jean E. Wood, 78, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at SCCI Hospital, following a two-month illness.
Jean was born May 29, 1922, in Congress, to Robert Edwin and Monica E. (Morr) Essick and married William Jackson Wood. He died Oct. 3, 2000
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Vanessa Wood of Ashland and Bob and Marcia Wood of Columbus; four grandchildren, Jared and Kathleen of Columbus and Paxton and Bryce of Ashland; a sister and brother-in-law, Georgianna and Kirby E. Smith of Mansfield; nephews, Pat and Mike Smith and Mike Wood; nieces, Danni Martin and Sandy Ramsay.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield, with the Rev. Gloria Loughman and the Rev. Roger E. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Congress Cemetery, Stratton Road, Congress Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 12 N. Diamond St., Mansfield 44902 and/or to the MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield 44903.
SEVILLE -- John J. Rohrer, 83, of Seville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 19, 2001, in Seville.
He was born June 17, 1917, in Seville to Henry and Margaret (Eshelman) Rohrer.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Dailey) Rohrer, to whom he was married 50 years, and their chosen family, Gloria Jean Forste and Naome and Dwaine Carter of Lodi; grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob and Nathan Carter and several cousins.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville with Dr. Ted Elsenheimer officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville.
Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.
SPENCER -- Lois K. Simmerman, 88, of Spencer, passed away Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Ohio Pythian Home in Medina, where she had resided the past four years.
She was born in Chatham Township on May 30, 1912, to George and Blanche (Robinson) Zeigler and married Frank Simmerman. He died previously.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Alice) Williamson of Wooster; two sons, Sam (Beverly) Simmerman of Chicago, and Seth (Lisa) Simmerman of Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Richard and Kristina Simmerman and a brother, Walter Zeigler of Spencer.
Funeral service will be Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. The Rev. James Ellison of Spencer will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pythian Sisters Service at 6:45 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Pythian Sisters, in care of Elizabeth Breyley, 7323 Spencer Road, Spencer 44275; Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256 or Lodi Community Hospital, 225 Elyria St., Lodi 44254.
W. Lucille Varnes
COSHOCTON -- W. Lucille Varnes, 79, formerly of 642 Plum St., died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home in Coshocton with Pastor Steve Rude officiating. Burial will be at Coshocton County Memory Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coshocton County Hospice.
She was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Holmes County, to Russell and Bessie (Eppley) Varnes.
Surviving are a brother, Gene Varnes of Florida and sisters, Esther Rine of Coshocton, Mabel Goodwin of Holmesville, Dolly Hites of Florida and Nina Butler of Killbuck.
WARSAW -- Carol Ellis, 57, 26386 Jefferson Township Road 59, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her residence.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Given-Dawson Coshocton Funeral Home with Lloyd Tenney officiating. Burial will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
She was born Dec. 24, 1943, in Sterling, to Cloy and Levida (Roberts) Eshler and married Joe Ellis on Feb. 4, 1967. He survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Brian Ellis of Warsaw; a daughter, Cathy (Shawn) Sands of Newark; a brother, Wayne Eshler of Sterling and a sister, Ann Melott of Canaan.
LOUDONVILLE -- Ruth I. Carpenter MacKenzie, 74, 704 W. Main St., died Thursday morning, April 19, 2001, at The Good Shepherd Home, Ashland.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Craig Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Kaylor Ridge Cemetery, Knox Township, Holmes County.
Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association or the American Diabetes Association.
She was born June 1, 1926, in Shreve, to George and Mary (Darr) Hiller and married Russell MacKenzie. He died in 1995.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Boston Carpenter of Perrysville; three daughters and son-in-law, Donna Marie MacKenzie of Loudonville, Teresa and Ken Hunter and Tracy MacKenzie, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Fred and Sheila MacKenzie of Mansfield; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Warsing of New Market, Va.; nine grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph Hiller of Wooster.
Rev. Mary Wagoner
WOOSTER -- Rev. Mary L. Wagoner, 81, 4575 Deer Creek Drive, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her home.
A Memorial Service will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Wooster United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dale Sanford and Jerry Paull officiating. Burial will be at Dover Burial Park at 11 a.m. on Monday.
Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home and the family will receive friends after the service at the church.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or to Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster 44691 in her memory.
She was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Dover, to J. Elmer and Lucy (Harding) Reifenschneider. She married James P. Wagoner of Massillon on March 12, 1944.
Surviving are her husband, James P. Wagoner; children, James A. and Sallyann Wagoner of Snellville, Ga. and Paula "Jean" and Gregory Dragovich of Strongsville; four grandchildren, James E. Wagoner of Decatur, Ga., Trenden Wagoner of St. Paul, Minn., Melinda Dragovich Miller and husband, Gregory of Medina and Matthew Dragovich of Strongsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Floyd Haines of Newcomerstown; and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Wilbur Reifenschneider of Strasburg, James E. and Patricia Reifenschneider of New Philadelphia and Earl and Jean Reifenschneider of Dover.
Jennifer Corp Berquist
WOOSTER -- Jennifer Corp Berquist, 29, of Wooster, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at University Hospital in Cleveland, following a sudden illness.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with the Rev. Robert Fetterhoff officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston 44217.
She was born Jan. 6, 1972, in Wooster, to Greg and Barbara (Gray) Corp.
Surviving are her husband, Phil Berquist; a son, Zachary Murray; her parents, Greg and Barbara Corp of Creston; a sister, Heather Corp of Creston; a brother, Nicholas Corp of Detroit, Mich.; grandmothers, Marceline Gray of Burbank and Marian Corp of Creston and aunts, uncles and cousins.
RITTMAN -- Marie Speheger Ritzman, 95, of Rittman, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Akron Apostolic Christian Church. Ministers of the church will officiate with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Drive, Rittman, and one hour before services at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman 44270 or to Akron Apostolic Christian Church, 2360 S. Medina Line Road, Wadsworth 44281.
She was born in Bluffton, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1905, to Benjamin and Eliza (Dubach) Speheger. She married Forrest S. Ritzman in 1930 in Akron.
Surviving are sons, Walter of Barberton, F. Robert (Barbara), and Paul, of Norton, Gerald (Susan) of Rittman, and Eric (Mary) of Clinton; daughters, Mary Ann (David) Zollinger of Sterling and Martha (Carl) Zollinger of Rittman; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
SHREVE -- Raymond E. Horn, 86, 8661 Township Road 553, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with the Rev. Joanna Lance officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 25, 1914, near Chestnut Ridge in Holmes County, to Thomas and Martha (Scheibe) Horn and married Mary Jane Wilson on May 24, 1947. She died Feb. 17, 1980.
Surviving are two children, Barbara (Garry) Still and James Horn, both of Shreve; three grandchildren and a brother, Marshall (Glenna) Horn of Shreve.
PERRYSVILLE -- Donald E. Foradori, 61, of Westfield Center, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Lodi HospitaEureta Belle Kasse, 73, 2756 State Route 39, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital, after a brief illness.
Memorial Mass will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Loudonville, with Father Kevin Conroy officiating. Private family graveside services will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. The family will receive friends following the Mass with a lunch at the church hall.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Ashland County Cancer Association, 107 E. Main St., Ashland 44805 or to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 132 N. Wood St., Loudonville 44842, or to St. Jude's Shrine, Office of Planned Giving, P.O. Box 2437, Baltimore, Md. 21201.
Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 11, 1927, in Mansfield, to Charles and Myrtle (Zody) Browning.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth M. Kasse, whom she married Nov. 27, 1947; her son, Greg Kasse of Bellbrook; her daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Morris Hicks of Mansfield and Marjanna and James Winafeld of Port Republic, Md.; 12 grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Glenn Atkinson of Perrysville.
MILLERSBURG -- Herman D. Cline, 68, of Millersburg, died Sunday evening, April 15, 2001, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, following a sudden illness.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. David Carrick officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Christian Church of Millersburg, 125 N. Clay St., Millersburg 44654 or to West Holmes Athletic Boosters Club, 10910 State Route 39, Millersburg 44654.
He was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Millersburg, to Milton C. and Helen (Lawhead) Cline and married N. Jean Patterson on Aug. 19, 1951. She survives.
He was a 1950 graduate of Millersburg High School.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean and his father, Milton, are five children and their spouses, Karen and Doug Landon of Millersburg, Michael and Micki Cline of Indianapolis, Ind., Kurt and Jody Cline of Millersburg, James and Lisa Cline of Columbus and Lisa Cline of Columbus; grandchildren, Angie, Drew and Jordan Landon, Ian, Kasey, Whitney, Kyle and Ryan Cline, Isabella and Skylar Cline and Spencer and Bailee Cline; two brothers and their spouses, Robert and Norma Cline of Wooster and Ernest and Deloris Cline of Hayesville; a sister and her husband, Trudy and Don Martig of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
MILLERSBURG -- Kenneth E. Guthrie, 74, of Millersburg, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001, following a brief illness.
At his request, the body will be cremated. Services will be held at the Shepler Church, Clark, on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Puz officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the County Council Veteran Services immediately afterwards. Mr. Guthrie's ashes will then be taken to Keys Cemetery, Salem, W.Va.
Reed Funeral Home, Canton, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Guthrie was born in Girard on May 11, 1926 to Wallace Guthrie and Lela (Cox) Guthrie and married Mary Ellen Dawson. She died previously. He then married Sandra Kay Guthrie. She died Jan. 23, 2001.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Mary Ann Wade of Norfolk, Va., Robin (Guthrie) Lydic and David Lydic of Big Prairie, Kenny Guthrie of Coshocton, Robert and Jodie Guthrie of West Lafayette, Allen Duayne Welch II of Salem, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren and three brothers, Paul Guthrie, Roger Guthrie and Jack Guthrie, all of Millersburg.
DOYLESTOWN -- Margaret W. Miner, 80, of Doylestown, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church with Father James G. Maloney celebrant. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown.
Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Ohio Chapter, 20525 Center Ridge Road, No. 630, Cleveland 44116.
She was born June 26, 1920, in Barberton, to George and Mary (Hessendence) Mong and married Edward Miner. He died previously.
Surviving are a daughter, Trudy Lukus and her fiance, Darryl Steele of Doylestown; a granddaughter, Marie (Jeff) Warner of Doylestown, a grandson, Michael Lukus of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; a great-grandson, Scott Warner of Doylestown and a sister-in-law, Mary Mong of Barberton.
APPLE CREEK -- Harvey E. Hochstetler, 79, of Apple Creek, died Tuesday morning, April 17, 2001, at his home.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church with the Revs. Terry Shue and Herman Myers officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Fellowship Building of the Kidron Mennonite Church and one hour prior to services on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6971 Promway, N.W., Canton, 44720.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling arrangements.
He was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Holmes County, to Eli J. and Mattie (Kurtz) Hochstetler and married Nettie Gingerich on Dec. 7, 1944. She died April 19, 1998.
Surviving are three sons, Ken Hochstetler of the home, Roy (Patti) Hochstetler of Dalton and Ron (Rebecca) Hochstetler of Wadsworth; a daughter, Elsie (David) Zuercher of Orrville; six grandchildren, Todd, Tara, Adam, Jessica, Evan, and Drew; and a brother, Emanuel Hochstetler of Dundee.
WALNUT CREEK -- Katie L. Gerber, 94, of Walnut Creek, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with the Revs. Ross Miller and Matt Hamsher officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
She was born May 26, 1906, in Holmes County, to Oliver and Anna (Miller) Lenhart and married John O. Gerber. He died Jan. 24, 1984.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Myra) Gerber of Berlin and Robert (Rose) Gerber of Walnut Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Herman (Marian) Zuercher of Prescott, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and a sister, Vesta Stauffer of Walnut Creek.
WOOSTER -- Donald E. Post, 68, of Wooster, died Friday evening, April 13, 2001, at University Hospital, Cleveland, following an apparent heart attack.
Memorial services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster, with Pastor William H. Valentine officiating. Cremation has taken place. The cremains will be interred at a later date at the convenience of the family.
He was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Jefferson (Wayne County), to Leroy E. Sr. and Edith (Warfel) Post. He married Patricia A. Hunt on March 7, 1981, in Wooster. She died Jan. 28, 2001. His first wife, Hazel, died previously.
Surviving is a stepson, James C. Vore of Lima; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marita Dee (Tracey) Mayle of Canton; seven step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Lorita) Post of Shreve; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
WESTFIELD CENTER -- Donald E. Foradori, 61, of Westfield Center, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Lodi Hospital.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Mission of Jesus Emmanuel Parish OLHC in Seville with Father Ronald Bryda officiating. Burial will be at Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Medina Chapel of Waite & Son Funeral Homes, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
He was born in Brockport, Pa.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn (Reams) Foradori of Westfield Center; children, Lisa (Troy) Lovejoy of Charlotte, N.C., Laura (Manfred) Ayuk of Hyattsville, Md., Donna Foradori of Akron and Alex Foradori of Westfield Center; a granddaughter; a sister, Mary (Leroy) Witz of Brockport, Pa.; and brothers, Virgil (Beverly) Foradori and Alexander (Betty) Foradori, both of Brockport, Pa., Harry (Dorris) Foradori of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Robert (Carole) Foradori of Deatsville, Ala.
ORRVILLE -- Louise Howard, 70, 12696 Burton City Road, died Friday, April 13, 2001, in the emergency room at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, from an apparent heart attack.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at True Church House of Prayer to All Nations in Orrville with Charles Winters officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Friends may call 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 True Church House of Prayer to All Nations, 737 Buckeye St., Orrville 44667.
She was born April 25, 1930, in Autaugaville, Ala., to James Delarboror and Clara (Crawford) White and married Julius Howard on April 15, 1947, in Autaugaville, Ala. He survives.
Other survivors include children, Eugene (Mary) Howard, Geraldine (Curtis) White and Snowreeno "Keyana" Howard, all of Orrville, Willie James Howard of Dayton, Manuel Lee Howard of Wooster, Clifford L. (Diane) Howard of Akron and Pearl (Christopher) Price of Killeen, Texas; her mother of Orrville; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.