Mark David Reasor
(1947 - 2006)
Mark David Reasor, 59, of Bryan, died Monday evening, April 3, 2006, at the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan, as the result of a sudden illness.
Born March 23, 1947, near Columbia, to Oletha (Ellis) and Edward Reasor, he married Eunice I. Hillard on April 7, 1968, in Montpelier, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2004.
He had attended Edon High School and was employed in the plating department for the ARO Corp., Bryan, where he worked for 28 years. He had also worked at Dairy Queen in Bryan during the past year.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Bryan, and was active in the Senior Saints group at the church.
Surviving are two sons, Randy Reasor of Bryan and Rick Reasor of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Mckenzie, Breanna and Kendra Reasor; and his mother, Oletha Lampman of Columbia.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, and Friday from 10-11 a.m. in the First Church of Christ, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Larry Snavely to officiate. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery, Columbia.
Memorials may be made to the family or a charity of the donor's choice.
Donald M. Heston
(1955 - 2006)
STRYKER - Donald M. Heston, 51, of Stryker, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Medical University of Ohio, Toledo.
Born March 15, 1955, at Bryan, to Zelma (Sanders) and Donald Heston, he married Joyce DeGroff on Aug. 1, 2005, and she survives.
He attended Valparaiso University in Indiana and graduated from Northwest Technical College, Archbold, with an Associates Degree in Computer Science.
He was employed at Northwest State Community College as a computer programmer for 15 years. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a brother, Charles "Chuck" Jones of Bryan; an aunt, Dorothy Carver of Bryan; a stepdaughter, Jodi DeGroff of Columbus; a stepson, Jamie (and wife, Jen) DeGroff of York, Pa.; stepgrandchildren, Nicholas and Madison DeGroff of York, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Janet Medon of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Jerry (Jane) Cline of Stryker and Joni Garber of Jacksonville, Fla.; and numerous cousins in Ohio and Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his parent; an infant sister, Donna; and a brother, Fred.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Nick Woodall and Mr. Terry King to officiate. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Williams County Humane Society.
Bertha E. (Pontious)Gorsuch
(1909 - 2006)
WAUSEON - Bertha E. (Pontious) Gorsuch, 97, of Wauseon, died late Sunday, April 2, 2006, at her home.
Born Feb. 21, 1909, at Wauseon, to Rhoda Ann (Krieger) and Charles Pontious, she married William A. Gorsuch in 1932, and he preceded her in death in 1969.
A 1928 graduate of Wauseon High School, she was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church near Archbold.
She was a bookkeeper for many years, working for Central Ohio Paper, Hill Manufacturing, W.A. Gorsuch Plumbing and Heating and retired from Seco Manufacturing after 20 years.
Surviving are a son, William A. Gorsuch of Delta; nine grandchildren, Barbara Granger, Mrs. Derrick (Jacque) Jennings, Cathy Napierala, all of Maumee, Mrs. Wes (Virginia) Shoup of Toledo, Mrs. Len (JoAnn) Wietecha of Montpelier, Mrs. Jim (Sandy) Friess of Delta, William W. Gorsuch of Midland, Mich., Robert K. Gorsuch and Colleen S. Gorsuch, both of Wauseon; and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville Pontious and Kenneth Pontious; and four sisters, Viola Bernath, Mae Fouty, Mary Wright and Grace Dennis.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. in the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Robert Myers to officiate. Interment will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Lynn McFadden Hurst
(1954 - 2006)
DEFIANCE - Lynn McFadden Hurst, also known as Lynn Bell, Lynn Seeley and Lynn Seeleyhurst, 51, of Defiance, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at his residence.
Born Dec. 12, 1954, in Lafayette, Ind., to Jane Hurst and Roland Bell, he married Mary Ann Mitchell in 1991 and she survives.
A 1973 graduate of Defiance High School, he was employed at CCNO from 1990 to 1997 and was employed at NWOJDC as a corrections officer from 2000 to the present. He had also been employed at Edgerton Duracoat Powder Finish.
A member of the Bryan Area Great Banquet and Defiance Coin Club, he attended St. John Lutheran Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Christopher Hurst and a daughter, Christina Hurst both at home; a stepdaughter, Helen Mitchell-Treetop of Bluffton; two sons, Benjamin Seeley and Kim Seeley, both of Santa Barbara, Calif.; his mother, Jane Bell and his father, Roland Bell, both of Defiance; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Rosina) Bell-Games of Upper Arlington and Mrs. Fred (Rosemary) Seling of Wooster; and family friend, Donna Knisely.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Bell, and grandparents, Edna and Blaine Hurst and Rosina and Emil Bell and Earl Seeley.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Donald L. Luhring to officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.
Memorials may be made to the trust fund for Christopher and Christina Hurst and Helen Mitchell-Treetop.
Kenneth G. "Bear" Marrow
(1957 - 2006)
MCKEESPORT, Pa. - Kenneth G. "Bear" Marrow, 48, of McKeesport and formerly of North Versailles, died Sunday, April 2, 2006.
Born Aug. 8, 1957, at Wilkinsburg, he was the son of Rita V. (Hensler) and William K. Marrow of North Versailles.
He owned and operated Bear's Cafe, McKeesport.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Laura A. Jackson Marrow; a stepson, Patrick; a stepdaughter, Raven Roche of McKeesport; four brothers, David W. (and wife, Sheree Lee) Marrow of North Versailles, Glenn W. (Louise) Marrow of McKeesport, and the Rev. Robert J. (Beth) Marrow of Bryan, Ohio; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Eric E. Dennis to officiate.
Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Virginia Elenora Lavens Mitchell
(1917 - 2006)
Virginia Elenora Lavens Mitchell, 88, of Bryan, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Hillside Country Living, rural Bryan.
Born Aug. 28, 1917, at Pulaski, to Myrtle (White) and Soloman Bostater, she married Edmond Lavens on Nov. 21, 1935, and he preceded her in death. She married Thoral Mitchell on Jan. 29, 1994, and he survives.
A member of Ney United Methodist Church, she had been active in the United Methodist Women's Group for many years. She more recently attended First Church of Christ in Bryan and was a member of its Senior Saints Group.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Edmond V. Lavens of Fremont, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Phyllis) Selkow of Dunedin, Fla. and Mrs. Jerry (Patricia) Pierson of Enid, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Randy (Linda) Smith of Delaware and Karen Menefee of Bryan; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Alden (Viola) Leslie of Montpelier, Wilina Kornrumpf of Bryan and Vileta Koch of Florida.
In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Jean Brown; two granddaughters, Kayann Brown and Deanna Brown; two sisters, Nellie Ladd and Doris Rowe; five brothers, Roland Boothman, Ellsworth "Bud" Bostater, George Bostater, Roger Bostater and William Bostater; and a stepson, Thoral Mitchell Jr.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Larry Snavely to officiate. Burial will follow at Ney Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ney United Methodist Church or First Church of Christ.