LONDON -- Heaven celebrated the arrival of Debbie (Herman) Brake, 44, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003. Debbie touched so many people in her lifetime and will be sadly missed by her family, friends, students and fellow teachers.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Brake and twin sons, Kevin and Kenton Brake; parents Dr. James E. and Mary Anne Herman of London; brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Jane Herman of London; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Patricia Brake of Cardington; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tim and Natalie Brake of Cardington; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Teri and Steve Gray of Edison; nieces and nephews, Rachel and Drew Herman, Chelsea and Lauren Brake, Mitchell and Kyle Gray.
Debbie graduated high school from Brown County Ursuline, earned her bachelor degree from Urbana University and her masters degree from Ashland College. She had been a school teacher in London City Schools for 22 years and has served as her grade level chairperson for more than 10 years. She previously served as the secretary and on the social committee for the London Education Association.
Debbie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of London and was a current member of the nominating committee for church officers. She previously served on the board for the Presbyterian Church Day Care Center.
All who knew Debbie will never forget her infectious smile and her sense of humor. Thank you Debbie for your big heart and loving influence you had on everyone you touched. We all love you and will miss you.
The family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church, London, Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the London High School with the Rev. Gordon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Kirkwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Kevin and Kenton Brake Scholarship Fund through the Merchants National Bank, 279 Lafayette St., London. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the high school.
The arrangements have been entrusted to the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home, London.
Dorothy L. Stambaugh
MARION -- Dorothy L. Stambaugh, 70, 400 Delaware Ave., passed away at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Community Health Care Center.
Born March 4, 1933, in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Titus) Wyatt.
A homemaker, she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She attended Stautzenberger College in Toledo receiving her degree in accounting. She attended Marion City Schools, loved playing bingo. She has dolls she crocheted all over the state before her illness. She loved taking care of other people.
She is survived by a son, William J. Stambaugh III, Marion; three daughters, Mrs. James H. (Betty) Byrd, Marion, Jane Casto, Marion, Mrs. Rocky A. (Joy) Booth, Caledonia; a brother, Kenneth Wyatt, Kentucky; three sisters, Mrs. Tim (Judith) Troyer, Marion, Jane Wyatt, Marion, special sister, Mrs. Rick (Kay) Gwinner, Marion and special daughter and god daughter in Toledo, Carmen Smith and Alma Parker. Many nieces and nephews survives as well as a host of friends in Toledo and Marion and all friends at Marion Towers. She was preceded in death by her special companion of 22 years, Joe McQuirter who passed away May 17, 2001.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home with the Rev. Victoria Powers-Smith officiating. Burial is in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.
Vernon E. Austin
MARION -- Vernon E. Austin, 86, of 1260 Bermuda Drive, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
Born June 18, 1917, in Marion, he was the son of the late Clarence Dallas and Lallah (Powell) Austin.
On Dec. 19, 1939, in Marion, he married Leona M. (Patterson) and she preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1995.
A Marion resident most of his life, he was a millwright with Marion Milling, Pillsbury and Con-Agra Foods. He also worked at the Marion Public Library from 1986-2000 and was a member of Moose Lodge 889.
He is survived by four sons, James Elbert Austin of Tampa, Fla., Robert Lee Austin of Marion, Jerry Michael Austin of Columbus, John Allen Austin of Green Camp; seven daughters, Ruth Ann Raub, Judith Kay Laribee and Vicki Lynn Krafcik all of Warren, Sandra Jean Salyer of Austintown, Tammy Jo Stackhouse and Toni Renee Austin both of Marion, Rebecca Sue Somerlot of Radnor; two brothers, Clarence Dallas Austin Jr. of Bucyrus, Jerry Jerome Austin of Upper Sandusky; five sisters, Mary Jane Wichman of Hollywood, Fla., Jeniveve June Uncapher of Winter Haven, Fla., Melba Jean Reiff of Florida, Alice Evangeline Hawk of Marion, Charlene Levone Williams of Upper Sandusky; 28 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, a great-grandchild, two brothers and a sister.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens with Pastor Nancy Ratz officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Boyd Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Ruth M. Coy
MARION -- Ruth M. Coy, age 85, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at 11:20 a.m. at the home of her son. She formerly lived on Marion-Waldo Road.
She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Sacramento, Calif., to the late John and Belle (Thrasher) Harrison.
On June 9, 1941, she married Raymond W. Coy, who died Jan. 13, 1971.
She was a member of St. Mary Church and formerly worked for Nick's Meat Market and then Kroger Co.
Survivors include two sons, David P. Coy, Mesa, Ariz., Daniel R. (Pattie) Coy, Marion; one daughter, Teresa A. Coy, Columbus; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sisters are deceased.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. No public calling hours will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice.
Colleen Rose Ring
COLUMBUS -- Colleen Rose Ring, age 60, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Ohio State University Medical Center.
Beloved mother of daughter, Maureen Vaughn; and son Anthony Montville; also survived by her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Joe Houle; grandchildren, Mike and Doug Hornbeck, Gretchen (Chuck) Conant, and Ryan Montville; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Rose Conant; fiance Paul Lappert; brothers, Jere (Carol) Winn, Ralph (Peggy) Winn, Kevin (Mary Ann) Winn and Michael (Virginia) Winn. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Greg, Ring and a sister, Karen Gielink.
Friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, from 4-8 p.m. in the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Worthington, at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Marion.
William C. Malloy
MARION -- William C. Malloy, 82, of Tully Street, Marion, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
Born Dec. 23, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Clarence and Leona Mae (Isalarowich) Malloy.
On June 26, 1948, in Chicago, he married Josephine H. Buglio; she survives.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a steelworker for American Steel. He was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by children, Roseann Malloy, Carol Malloy, Karen Malloy, all of Marion, James Malloy and Billy Malloy, both of Chicago, Ill., Patricia Malloy, Donna Malloy, both of Illinois, Johnny Malloy and Barbara Mounce, both of Arkansas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private services and burial were held by the Malloy family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Area United Veterans Council.
Arrangements by Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home.