Janet L. Whipple 06/11/2004
Janet L. Whipple, age 62, of Twp. Rd. 127, Mt. Gilead, died Friday June 11, 2004 at the Woodside Village Care Center. She was born on April 28, 1942 to the late Delbert and Aural (Kraner) Witzel.
Janet was a 1961 graduate of Cardington High School.
Survivors include her children, Aaron Maceyko of Mt. Gilead, Natalie Gasser of Lady Lake, FL., Tim Maceyko of Marion, Jackie Johnson of Caledonia, Ranee Dyer of Mt. Gilead, Larry McFarland of Ohio and Gil D'Avanzo of Caledonia; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers Paul Witzel of Mt. Gilead and David Witzel of Pennsylvania; and 2 sisters Phyllis Jiles of Mt. Gilead and Joyce Laughlin of Maryland.
In addition to her parents Janet was preceded in death by 1 brother Richard Witzel.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, Ohio on Monday June 14, 2004 from 2-3PM where funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 3PM.
Nettie Smith 06/10/2004
Dr. Nettie Smith, age 79, of Westview Drive, Mt. Gilead, died early Thursday, morning June 10, 2004 at Woodside Village Care Center. She was born October 19, 1924 in Waldo Twp, Marion County to the late Walter F. and Mabel M. (Curren) Smith.
A graduate of New York University with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Education, Dr. Smith taught physical education for 38 years, 32 of those years at Kean College in New Jersey. She was a pioneer in the Physical Education and Sports Medicine Fields. She served as the School of Education Physical Education Department Chairperson for nine years and built the foundation for the PE program including Teaching Certification, Athletic Training and Adult Fitness concentrations. In June 1989 she was named 'Professor Emerita' for her dedication to Kean College. As an educator she received many awards including being listed in Who's Who in Physical Education and the National Register of Prominent Americans. Dr. Smith served as President of the New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance during 1968-69, was awarded the Merit for Distinguished Leadership, the Honor Award Fellow Eastern District Association of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In 1966 she became a charter member of American College of Sports Medicine. The Dr. Nettie D. Smith Lecture Series a part of the NJAHPERD Convention is named in her honor. Dr. Smith was also a member of The Church of the Sacred Hearts in Mt. Gilead.
Survivors include two sisters, Betty L. Smith of Mt. Gilead and Jane Davis of London, OH; nieces and nephew, Tom Smith of Mt. Gilead, Lisa Caldwell of Northeast OH, Marsha Day and Julie Conway of CO, Marilyn Davis and Martha Davis of London; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Smith and two sisters, Margaret Myers and Mary Nuckles.
Friends may call Sunday, June 13, 2004 from 2-5PM at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington. Funeral Mass will be read by Monsignor Charles Foeller at 10AM on Monday, June 14, 2004 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church and burial will follow in Waldo Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are requested to consider either The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association.
Mabel L. Henry 06/03/2004
Mabel L. Henry, age 95, died Thursday morning, June 03, 2004, at Community Healthcare Center in Marion. A former resident of Morrow County, she was born September 29, 1908, in Mount Gilead to the late Lonnie Elias and Ethel (Gordon) Boyer.
Mabel was a 1928 graduate of Chesterville High School, a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Marion, and a homemaker.
She married Paul J. Henry on May 19, 1934, in Gambier, Ohio and he preceded her in death October 30, 2000.
Mabel is survived by 1 brother, Arthur G. Boyer of North Canton, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and Merl Boyer.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington on Monday June 7,2004 from 2-3PM where funeral services will be held at 3PM with Reverend James Caister of Cornerstone Alliance Church officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Christian Missionary Alliance Church (building fund) in Marion.
Edith M. Robinson 05/12/2004
Edith M. Robinson, age 74, of State Route 529, Cardington, died Wednesday evening May 12, 2004, at the Morrow County Hospital. She was born January 10, 1930, in Garfield, New Mexico to the late Charles and Maude (Clark) Martin.
Edith received her Master's of General Education Degree from Cal State Northridge, CA. She taught kindergarten for many years and was also an avid bridge player.
On June 14, 1949, in Hatch, New Mexico she married Jasper Foy Robinson who preceded her in death on March 7, 1999.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Leonard and Adrienne Robinson of Cardington and James and Bonnie Robinson of Simi Valley, CA; three grandchildren, Caitlin Robinson, James (Mack) Robinson, and Kyle Robinson; and two sisters, Annie Litton of CO and Elnora Noland of KS.
In addition to her husband and parents Edith was preceded in death by two brothers and 1 sister.
Friends may call Saturday May 15, 2004 from 3-5PM at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington where funeral services will be held Sunday, at 2:30PM. Reverend John Jackson will officiate and burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Lung Association, North Shore Branch, 226 State Route 61 East Norwalk, OH 44857-9705.
Arnett Harley Foust 05/05/2004
Arnett Harley Foust, age 89, of Township Road 245 Cardington, OH died early Wednesday morning, May 5, 2004, at St Rita's Hospital in Lima, Ohio. He was born in Westfield Township, Morrow County, February 6, 1915, to the late Harley E. and Carra (Worline) Foust.
A lifelong farmer, Arnett was a 1933 graduate of Meeker HS and attended the Lutheran Church in Cardington. Also, he loved to raise, train and drive race horses.
On March 25, 1935, in Marion he married the former Lydia J. Strawser. She preceded him in death on December 8, 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Arnold of Lexington, KY, and Esther A. and Frank Levering of Prospect; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Arnett was preceded in death by one grandson and two sisters.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington on Friday, May 7th from 4-8PM where funeral services will be held Saturday, May 8th at 10AM. The Reverend Robert Young of Waldo St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Robert Williams 04/30/2004
Robert 'Bob' Monroe Williams, age 76, of West High Street, Fulton passed away Friday April 30, 2004 at Morrow County Hospital where he was surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on April 25, 1928 near Denmark, Ohio to the late Dwight and Helen (Couter) Williams.
Bob graduated from Mt. Gilead High in 1946. On December 20, 1953 he married the former Gloria Weaver and she survives him.
Bob was in the US Army where he served during the Korean War. He worked as an Electrical Specialist at HPM where he retired after 40 years. In addition he was a 43 year member of the American Legion Jenkins Vaughn Post 97 in Cardington and the Fulton United Methodist Church. Bob loved wood working, making clocks and gardening in his spare time.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two sons and their wives, Robert Michael and Bonnie Williams and Dennis Craig and Julie Williams all of Cardington; 4 grandchildren, Eric and Becky Williams of Hilliard, Traci, Jason and Kara Williams all of Cardington; 1 great-grandson Kaleb of Hilliard who was his pride and joy; 3 brothers, Harry Williams of Macon Georgia, Bill Williams of Cardington and Larry Williams of Marion.
Bob was preceded in death by a daughter Teresa Ann Williams and a sister Nelda Lust.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington on Monday May 3, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-8PM where the funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 4 at 1PM with Pastor Jeff Williams of the Fulton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery with full military honors provided by the US Army and Jenkins Vaughn Post 97.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Fulton United Methodist Church in care of Gompf Funeral Home 440 South Center Street Cardington, Ohio 43315.