KREMER Loraine R. Kremer, age 94, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Willowbrook Christian Home. Retired retail associate from Lazarus. Member of Ascension Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Fred J. Kremer. Survived by daughters, Carolyn L. Swenson and Barbara J. (James) Driver; grandchildren, Loraine Swenson, Brian (Carol) Driver, Tom Driver, Karl (Christine) Swenson, Eric (Annette) Swenson, Laura (John) Quehl; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Benjamin, Samuel, Brianna Driver and Joshua Quehl, Jonathan, Nicholas, Christopher, Erica Swenson, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St. (* mile south of I 270), where funeral service will be held Friday 10 a.m. Pastor Ron Huff officiating. Interment 12noon Friday at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Colfax, Oh. Friends may contribute to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519, Columbus, Oh. 43210 and the Memorial Fund of Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43229.
KRENZKE Lind Krenzke, age 38, of Hilliard, Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Arrangements being completed by the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard.
MILLER Rev. Robert P. Miller, Sr., 86, Lebanon, March 6, 2001. Born October 18, 1914 in Franklin County, the son of the late Henry and Florence (Weed) Miller. Member of West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Lena (Moore) Miller; sons, Robert (Hazel) Miller, Jr. of Marengo and Rev. Joseph (Ronna) Miller of Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Vangie (Rev. Gary) Hughes of Lebanon and Beth (Rev. Joseph) Green of Alcoa, Tenn.; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Rev. Virgil (Erma) Miller of Lebanon, John (Virginia) Miller of Mt. Gilead; sisters, Ada White of Lebanon and Edna (Rev. Harold) Johnson of Fremont, Mich.; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Wilmington United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Phil Malone officiating. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein Lebanon Benevolent Care Fund, 585 North SR 741, Lebanon, Oh. 45036; Sychar Camp Meeting c/o Richard Clark, Treasurer, P.O. Box 175, Westerville, Oh. 43086; Gideon Bibles; or Wilmington UMC, 61 E. Main St., Suite 4, Wilmington, Oh. 45177. Arrangements were completed by THE WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME, Circleville, Oh.
MORLAN Louise A. Morlan, age 83, died March 5, 2001 at Columbus Alzheimer's Center. Preceded in death by husband Forest Morlan, daughters Mary Lou McCain, Judy Jacobs. Survived by sons, Forest Leroy (Brenda) Morlan, Tom (Wanda) Morlan, Bobby (Marilyn) Morlan, Terry (Kathy) Morlan; daughters, Marlene (Danny) Smith, Nicky (Bill) McConaha; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday. Rev. John Frazier officiating. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. Thanks to all caregivers at Columbus Alzheimer's.
MOWERY Willis T. Mowery, age 70, of Groveport, Ohio passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Will was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 25 years of service. He was born in Holden, W.Va. to James and Clara Mowery, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gladys (Hall) Mowery, whom he married on Christmas Day, 1951; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark M. and Lorri Mowery; and grandchildren, Alyson, Arika and Aron Mowery; numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday, March 9 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, with a Memorial Service beginning at 8 p.m. Pastor Jack Marcum will officiate.
MYERS Hazel L. Myers, 95, of London, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001 in the Arbors at London Nursing Home. Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Bill W. and Mary Nel Myers of Worthington; daughter and son-in-law, Floy Mae and Russell Walls of London; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Mabel Derr of Springfield; brother-in-law, Allen Bettinger of Columbus; nieces and nephews. Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church of London with Rev. Gordon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 5-8 p.m. on Friday. If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund. Arrangements and service are under the direction of the EBERLE FUNERAL HOME, London.
MYERS P. Louise Jackson Myers, age 90, formerly of 213 Clinton Heights Ave., died Tuesday March 6, 2001 at Morrow Manor Nursing Home in Chesterville, Oh. Retired Registered Nurse, she was a graduate of White Cross Hospital School of Nursing. Preceded in death by parents Leslie and Mary Mosher Jackson, brother Frank Jackson and sister Helen J. Calhoon. Survived by brother, George D. Jackson of Mt. Gilead, Oh.; sister, Amy J. Hunter of Marion, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service and burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME, 2383 N. High St., Columbus.
McCANN Dorothy McCann, age 81, of the Groveport and Columbus area, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at the Pickerington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of the late William and Gracie (Mathias) McCann. Dorothy's extended family were her brothers, Charlie and Ed McCann and her late sister Louise McCann Blaker, October 1, 1978; brother-in-law, Fred Blaker and his children, Letty (Roy) Dixon, Leona Blaker, Harold and Russell Blaker. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Circleville. Arrangements by DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N. (St. Rt. 256), Pickerington.
NEAL Donald Hurling Neal, age 71. Memorial Service Saturday 5 p.m., chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. Pastor Timothy Clarke officiating. Family will receive friends 4 p.m. until time of service.
PAYNE A memorial service for Alpha T. Payne, Jr., age 83, of Newark, Oh., will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2001 at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, 42 E. Church St., Newark, Oh. with Dr. Mitch Van Metre and Dr. Bruce Henderson officiating. Mr. Payne went home to be with our Lord on March 5, 2001 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marjorie Ellen (Porter) Payne; son and daughter-in-law, Alpha Thomas "A.T." III and Pandora Payne of Grand Rapids, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Mariam Stewart "Miki" and Roger Hempleman of Newark. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the Church, 42 E. Church St. An complete obituary and guestbook is available by going to www.hvjfuneralservice.com and clicking on the obituaries link.
PINKERTON Mary Louise (Atwood) Pinkerton, age 81, of Columbus, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Cecil Albert Pinkerton. Mary was retired from UFCW Local #1059. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Joy Atwood; sons, Darrell Pinkerton and William Pinkerton; daughter-in-law, Wanda Pinkerton; grandchildren, Debra Barnette, Kathryn Hendricks, Sherry Pinkerton, Christy Pinkerton; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Hendricks, Justin Hendericks, Calin Pinkerton, Natalie Barnette and Brittany Pinkerton; nephews, Jeff Atwood, Ron and Patty Grossman; and many other relatives. Mary loved life, her family and her friends. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where service will be Friday 12noon. Rev. Toby Cambron officiating. Interment Glen Rest Cemetery.
POWELL Sophia Nichols Powell, age 86, Tuesday, March 6, 2001, Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Member of Holy Cross Church. Retired bookkeeper and secretary with Turner-Sheppard. Preceded in death by foster parents Magdalena (Dzepine) Nichols Pitycz and Stephen Nichols, step father Harry Pitycz and special friend Angela Yurjako. Survived by 2 sisters, Elizabeth Horne of York, Pa. and Ann Novak of Barberton, Oh.; cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High St. Prayer service 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Cross Church, 204 S. Fifth St. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributinos may be made to Holy Cross Church.
PURCELL Joe Purcell Sr., 77, of Grove City, died Monday, March 5, 2001 in Columbus Community Hospital. Retired from Federal Glass Co. and was a WW II Veteran, Cannon Company 274th Infantry. Preceded in death by parents George and Wilda Purcell, son Joseph Purcell Jr., granddaughter Keisha Purcell, sisters Dorothy and Mildred Purcell and brothers George and Robert Purcell. Survived by loving wife, Bessie; children, David (Mary) Purcell, Rick (Carol) Purcell and Diana (Joe) Beiring; brother, Raymond Purcell; 7 grandchildren, Chris Purcell, Katie (Billy) Coon, Kim (Brian) Wirick, Lisa Beiring, Joseph Purcell and Tonya Purcell; 7 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Megan, Ryan, Chandra, Tiffany, Crickett and Storm; half-brother, George Purcell; special niece, Penny; special great-nieces, Kay Lee and Mariah; daughter-in-law, Mattie Purcell. Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Jerry Neal officiating. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to The Ronald McDonald House.
RALSTON Roy R. Ralston, 84, of Newark, Oh., Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Oh. Born May 22, 1916 in Stout, Adams County, Oh., son of John C. and Kizzie (Richards) Ralston. He attended Portsmouth City Schools and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1934. A Navy veteran of WW II, he retired in 1977 from the U.S. Navy Department at Rockwell International. He was a member of the following organizations: Past President of the N.W. Licking Kiwanis Club, Columbus Power Squadron, Center Lodge 86 F&AM, Mt. Vernon Commandery of Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple, Licking County Shrine Club and Senior Shriners, American Legion Post 254. He was a member of Highwater United Church of Christ. Survived by wife of 61 years, Judith Jo Ralston, whom he married on August 12, 1939; children, Norma Schirtzinger, Hannah (Arthur) Hunt, Chris (Carol) Ralston and Julie (Denny) Davis; grandchildren, Lora, Joanna, Larry, Eric, Rich, Carrie, Luke, Kate, Lauren and Natalie; great-grandchildren, Trent, Ryan, Evan, Caelan, Gerrod, Joshua, Christina, Kyleen and Jenna. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the BRUCKER & KISHLER FUNERAL HOME, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, Oh. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Highwater United Church of Christ, 1213 Dutch Lane Rd. N.W. with Rev. Ron Hall officiating. Burial Memorial Park, Wheelersburg, Oh. Masonic Service will be held Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions to Shrine Crippled Childrens Hospital, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, Ky. 40502.
RICHARDSON Debbie L. Hedrick Richardson, age 44, of Orient, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents Billie F. Celess (Isaac) Hedrick and niece April Brown. Survived by brothers, Tommy "Carl" Brown of Columbus, Billy (Cindy) Hedrick of Orient; nephew, Charlie Carl Brown; nieces, Karla (Mark) Bell, Trina Muzingo, Cynthia Brown; great-nephews, Logan, Adam Bell; aunts, Rosie Bentley, Braska Hamilton and Pat Hedrick; special friends, Maxine Stepp, Bea Verity and Anita Lynch. The family would also like to give a special thanks to The Grant/Riverside Hospice and to the nurses and other staff members that helped Debbie. Visitation is Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Karen James officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery.
ROSS Doyle Cecil Ross, age 90, of Lancaster, formerly of Groveport, Monday, March 5, 2001 at Fairfield Medical Center. Retired 50 year employee, C&O R.R. 50 year member West Gate Lodge #623 F&AM and 50 year member West Gate Chapter #216 RAM. Member C&O Retired Veterans Club. Survived by daughters, JoAnn L. Zimmer, Lancaster, Rita (Donald) Eisnaugle, Lancaster; son, James Edward (Jean) Ross, Grove City; son-in-law, Thomas Herman, Orient; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by wife of 67 years Laura Louise, 1996, daughter Sandra Herman, 1988 and granddaughter Sherri Ross Baker, 1994. Friends may call at the MYERS FUNERAL HOME, Groveport, Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where service will be conducted Friday 11 a.m. Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department #013, Columbus, Oh. 43218-2039.