Anna Johnson Moore
STONE MOUNTAIN. Ga. -- Anna Johnson Moore, was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Prospect, Ohio, to the late Edward and Lilah Everett Johnson. She died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in Lilburn, Ga.
She was a graduate of Prospect High School and Ohio State University and a retired school teacher. She recently celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by husband, Merrill; daughter, Merrilyn (Richard) Vogtner; son, Michael (Dixie) Moore of Georgia; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Betsy Hoover of Hilliard; brother, David (Stella) Johnson of Prospect; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Thrush of Radnor and brother, Edward "Bud" or Prospect.
Memorial services were held at Stone Mountain Methodist Church in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Ethel Marie Galbreath
MARION -- Ethel Marie Galbreath, age 88, of 1140 Wilson Ave., passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at 1:20 p.m. at DeWolfe House of Marion.
She was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Preble, Ind., to the late Albert and Julianne Shady.
She married Gerald "Jerry" Galbreath I on July 31, 1938; and he preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1988 after 49 years of marriage.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Julie Anne Galbreath, three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her son, Jerry (Tomy) Galbreath of Marion; three grandchildren, Tracy (Ben) Higgins of Marion, Rod (Melissa) Galbreath of Lewis Center, Tiffany (Jason) Kreul of Dublin; five great-grandchildren and one expected soon.
Ethel was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hartford City, Ind., and in Marion, Ohio.
Friends may call today, Oct. 7, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at 2 p.m. in Hartford City, Ind., with burial to follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Ohio or Hartford City, Ind.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.
Robert A. Murphy
DAYTON -- Robert A. Murphy, age 85, of St. Leonard's Community, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita J. Murphy in 2001; his parents, James and Sophia (Orthmeyer) Murphy; brothers, Ed and Ray Murphy; and sisters, Eloise Dietrich and Anna Marie Massanisso.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula Murphy of Centerville; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jan Murphy of Beavercreek and Tim and Amy Murphy of Bellbrook; seven grandchildren, Megan, Brian, Michael, Sara, Kelly, Ryan and Casey; and a sister, Ruth Werley of Philadelphia.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Marion, Toastmasters International and retired from DESC in 1985. He was a World War II Army veteran achieving the rank of captain and former member of Emmanuel Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Leonard's Chapel, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, Ohio. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. and again Friday morning 10:30 a.m. until time of the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Murphy's memory to St. Leonard's Benevolent Fund.
Evelyn Eileen Burke
MARION -- Evelyn Eileen Burke, 82, Morning View Nursing Home, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
Born May 29, 1921, in Boncar, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Allen D. and Lina Mae (Willis) Blankenship.
On Sept. 9, 1938, in Marion, she married Herbert Burke; he died March 2, 1971, in Chillicothe.
She was a retired laborer with the former Holiday Inn in Marion and various other motels and restaurants. She was of the Freewill Baptist Church faith.
She is survived by three sons, Herbert A. (Patricia) Burke of Texas, Larry N. Burke, Florida, Alfred E. (Sherry) Burke, Kansas; six daughters, Judy Ann Lobb, Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Bolton, Marion, Velma Gilley, Florida, Mrs. Jay (Mabel) Flach of Indiana, Janice Williams, Marion, Mrs. Bill (Rebecca) Winn, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Bob (Dora M.) Miley, Marion; 31 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Mae Burke, a grandson, John Kevin Goodwin, a brother, Allen D. Blankenship, three sisters, Louise Darnell, Mildred Pennington and Edith Abbott.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Boyd Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Grant officiating. Burial is in Marion Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
William K. Hamor
MARION -- William K. Hamor, age 94, Hearth and Home, formerly of Uhler Road, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003.
Born June 14, 1909, in Sunbury, Pa., he was the son of Robert S. and Carrie Wilkes Hamor.
On Feb. 8, 1933, in Marion, he married Lucile Hunt; she died Oct. 24, 1992.
A 1927 graduate of Harding High School, he attended Ohio University and played the violin while there with Sammy Kaye. He was a salesman for Marion Power Shovel in New York City 1936-41, then sales manager of the Shovel's Washington, D.C., office during World War II. He was president and general manager of Millard Hunt Co., president of Midwest Sales, sales manager of Ohio Magazine, Ohio Department of Development, State of Ohio Republican publicity director under Gov. James Rhoades, and president of Bill Hamor and Associates Realty Company, retiring in March 1998.
He was a past director of Hotel Harding, Ohio Theatre, Goodwill Industries and Vernon Heights Realty Co., past president of Salvation Army Board, past president of Marion Kennel Club, past president and lifetime director Ohio Building Material Dealers Association, past president and charter member of Y.M.C.A. Men's Club, member Central Christian Church where he had served as trustee, and member of Chapel Sunday School Class, Marion Rotary Club, Marion Shrine Club, Aladdin Temple Shrine Club, Sojourners Lodge 653 F&AM where he was a 72 year member and Valley of Columbus (32nd degree) of Masonry, Marion Country Club, Marion County Republican Executive Committee and past board member of Marion Cemetery Association.
He is survived by two children, Mary (Dan) Day, Marion, and Dr. Robert H. (Charlotte) Hamor, Hudson; six grandsons, Jeffrey (Judy) Day, Encinitas, Calif., David Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Doug (Maureen) Hamor, Western Springs, Ill., Danny (Judy) Day, San Diego, Calif., Briggs (Barbara) Hamor, Worthington, Victor (Pam) Hamor, Fairlawn; seven great-grandchildren, Aidan, Katherine, Maeve, Briggsy and Grace Hamor, Cambria and Jasmine Day; and special friend, Arlue Mitchell.
The funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home with the Revs. Perry Mattern and C. Reid Miller officiating. Burial is in Marion Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church or Quality of Life Hospice.
Pallbearers will be his six grandsons, Jeff, David and Danny Day, Doug, Briggs and Vic Hamor.
Harvey M. Long
BUCYRUS -- Harvey M. Long, 81, of 4452 Orewiler Road, died late Monday night at Altercare of Bucyrus following a long illness.
Friends may call at the First Presbyterian Church after 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 10, 2003, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Stanley Walters and Jack Kocsis officiating. Following the memorial service, his cremains will be intered in the Union Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.
The family would prefer tributes be made in the form of memorials to the church or the donor's choice through the funeral home.
Arrangements by Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home.
Ronald Edward Pelley
CINCINNATI -- Ronald Edward Pelley, 61, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Kenwood Terrace Nursing Home, Cincinnati, after a long illness.
He was born March 4, 1942, to the late Clarence N. and Freda L. (Marple) Pelley of McMechen, W.Va. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, William N. Pelley and Robert Richard Pelley. Ron was a graduate of Union High School, Benwood, W.Va., class of 1961.
Ron was a resident of Marion from 1962 to 1982. He retired from Tecumseh Products Co., Marion, Ohio, in 1982. He later worked for and retired from the American Red Cross in Charleston, S.C., in 1997. He had been living in Cincinnati since 2001.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan Kaye Carey and her husband, Matthew, of West Chester; and his son, Ronald Lee Pelley of Marion. He has two grandchildren, Grant Lucas Carey and Allison Faith Carey.
A private family service was observed.
The family is asking memorial contributions to be made to the American Lung Association.