Ruth E. Westbrook 08/31/2004
Ruth E. Westbrook, age 92, of Cardington died Tuesday, August 31, 2004 in the Extended Care Facility of Morrow County Hospital. She was born July 21, 1912 to the late William R. and Myrtle (Taylor) Conaway. She graduated from Cardington High School in 1930.
On August 6, 1932 she married Wayne Westbrook. Dr. Frederick Haas officiated at the ceremony at the Conaway home.
They had three children, Jo Ann, Morris and Marjorie. Upon the death of their daughter Jo Ann, they raised her daughter, Michele Hardman.
For many years Ruth worked with her father W.R. Conaway, and later, with her brother Ward Conaway, in the publishing of the Morrow County Independent. She stayed with the later edition until retiring in the mid 1980's.
She was a lifetime member of the Cardington Methodist Church. She was active in the youth organization and later in the adult department. She had served on many of the church and United Methodist Women Committees. She was also a member of the Cardington Senior Citizens and Morrow County Republican Women.
Ruth is survived by a daughter, Marjorie (Leo) Gattshall of Marion; a sister, Frances Daws of Cedar Falls, Iowa; six grandchildren, Howard Westbrook of Cardington, David Westbrook of Apple Valley, Kathie Dowdle of North Canton, Lynne Bosh of Marion, Jeffrey Gattshall of Grove City and Michele Adkins of Cardington, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Westbrook, a daughter, Jo Ann Catron, a son, Morris, a great-granddaughter, Mariann Catron, brother, Ward Conaway, sisters, Dorothy Buell and Leona Bingman.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington on Thursday, September 2, from 5-8PM. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Friday, September 3, 2004, at Cardington First United Methodist Church with Pastor John Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Union Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Cardington First United Methodist Church or the Extended Care Unit at Morrow County Hospital.
Paul Walters 08/27/2004
Paul Walters, age 75, of ST RT 61, Mt. Gilead died early Friday morning, August 27, 2004, at this residence. He was born June 5, 1929 in Alliance, Ohio to the late James L. and Ellen Rose (Bruey) Walters.
Paul was retired from the Ohio Edison Company where he had worked in the construction field for 38 years. Paul served four years in the United States Navy, attended the Harmony Baptist Church, coached Pee Wee Baseball and was the founder of the Cardington Police Auxiliary. He was a member of the Morrow County Sheriff Special Unit. Also, he helped to build the Cardington Baptist Temple where he was involved in all aspects of the building process.
On June 3, 1948 in Massillon, Ohio he married the former Vera 'Maxine' Norris and she preceded him in death on January 17, 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Alspach of Chesterville and Paula Piper of Mt. Gilead; two sons Lewis Walters of Ada, OK and Francis Walters of Mt. Gilead; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington Monday, August 30, 2004 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at Cardington Baptist Temple with Rob Musick officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be observed.
Nancy Leigh Richardson Dugger 08/27/2004
Nancy Leigh Richardson Dugger was called home to be with her Savior Friday, August 27, 2004. Nancy was born August 12, 1962. She is survived by her husband Marcus Dugger of Gulf Shores, AL; her son Steven Acker of Foley, AL; her parents Bob Richardson of Orlando, FL and Phyllis Jiles of Mt. Gilead; 2 sisters, Chris (Mark) Baer of Chesterville and Kim (Jim) Dinda of Orlando, FL; 3 brothers, Doug (Trina) Richardson of Newark, CA, Mike Jiles of Mt. Gilead and Ben Richardson of Orlando, FL; 3 step-daughters and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine and a brother, Steve.
Nancy was a 1980 graduate of Mt. Gilead High School. She worked as a server for Bun's Restaurant and Friendly's Restaurant in Delaware and was a general manager for Friendly's in Mansfield before moving to Gulf Shores, AL ten years ago. While in Gulf Shores, she was a housekeeping supervisor for Foremost Property Management.
Nancy loved gardening, reading, and sewing blankets for young cancer patients. She enjoyed coming back to Ohio in the winter to see some snow.
Nancy was loved by all who knew her and her indomitable spirit will live on. When she was diagnosed with a terminal illness several years ago, the doctors advised against surgery. She insisted on having surgery and recovered amazingly well for a time. She believed in the power of prayer and felt that God gave her a few extra years. Her favorite song during this time was 'I Can Only Imagine' performed by Mercy Me. Her fight is now over and we mourn her death, yet we rejoice in her eternal life.
Friends may call Saturday, September 11, 2004 at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington one hour prior to the 2PM memorial service. Pastor Pletcher will officiate and burial will follow at the Windfall Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local American Cancer Society or Hospice.
Francis Eugene Smith 08/13/2004
Francis Eugene Smith, age 84, of Co. Rd. 128, Cardington, passed away Friday August 13, 2004 at his residence. He was born on January 29,1920 in Denmark, Ohio to the late William and Margaret (Bennett) Smith.
On May 4, 1941 in Cardington, Ohio he married the former Mary Ellen Coen and she preceded him in death on September 19,1998.
After graduating from Cardington Lincoln High School in 1937, Gene attended The Ohio State University. He served in the US Navy during WWII and then went on to work for General Motors for 30years in tool and die and heat treating. He was also a farmer.
Throughout his lifetime he was involved in many organizations including the Jenkins Vaughn American Legion Post 97, McKale's Navy Breakfast Club, Kidmans Council and Clinton Commandary, both in Mt. Vernon, the Royal Arch Masons in Delaware, Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, Fredericktown OE Stars and the Aladdin Shrine where he was a circus dad. In addition Gene was a 50 year Member of Masonic Lodge 384 and 206 where he was involved in all Masonic organizations.
Survivors include one son and his wife William and Joy Smith of College Park, MD; One daughter and her husband Marion Jean and Knute Huse of West Palm Beach Florida; one brother Walter Smith of Port Orange, Florida; two sisters Missy Paseka of Warsaw Indiana and Beth Ann Kaler of Inverness, Florida; 6 grandchildren, Amy Fisher, Carl Smith English, Jennifer English, Amanda Smith, Philip Smith and Billie Smith; and close friends Mike, Diane, Anson and Colton Sherman.
In addition to his parents and wife Gene was preceded in death by a daughter Martha Fisher and a grandson Robert Fisher.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home on Wednesday August 18,2004 from 2-4 and 6-8PM where Masonic services will be held at 8PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday August 19,2004 at 1PM with Pastor John Jackson of the Cardington First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Union Cemetery with full military honors.
Derrick W. Scheiderer 07/30/2004
Derrick W. Scheiderer, age 31, of Gilead Street, Cardington, passed away Friday July 30,2004 at his home. He was born on April 4,1973 in Delaware County. His parents are John and Mary (Geyer) Scheiderer, and they survive him in Cardington.
Additional survivors include his life partner Carley Lanum of Cardington; 1 son Joseph Scheiderer, at home; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Peggy and Michael Irwin of Martinsville, Indiana and Erica Lewis of Cardington; 1 Nephew and Niece Michael and Demetri Irwin of Martinsville, Indiana and a nephew Lathan Lewis of Cardington; and a maternal grandmother Ellen James of Cardington.
Derrick was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Emmett and Lucy Scheiderer; and his maternal grandfather Walter James.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home on Monday August 2,2004 from 5-8PM where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11AM. Burial will follow in Glendale Union Cemetery.
Eugene L. Beckel 07/10/2004
Eugene L. Beckel, age 81, of Newmans Cardington Road East, Cardington died Saturday July 10, 2004 in the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Richland Twp., Marion County on May 10, 1923 to the late Wallace and Anna M. (Ossing) Beckel.
Gene was a lifelong member of St. John (Windfall) Lutheran Church. He was a 1941 graduate of Cardington High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Northern Solomons and on Luzon. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Jenkins Vaughn American Legion Post #97 in Cardington.
On July 2, 1960 in Granville, Eugene married the former Billie Louise Martin and she preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2000.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law; Barbara C. and Bruce McElwee of Cardington ; two grandaughters, Anne Marie and Alicia Dawn McElwee ; and two brothers, Carl Beckel and Wallace Beckel, Jr. both of Marion.
In addition to his parents and wife Gene was preceded in death by his sister Lozella Dunlap Ruth.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington. The funeral service will be held in the St. John ( Windfall ) Lutheran Church on Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Pastor Donald Pletcher officiating. The burial will be in the Glendale Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint John ( Windfall ) Luthern Church in care of the funeral home.