Dianne 'Dee' Kochheiser
MARION -- Dianne "Dee" Kochheiser, 56, lost her courageous 14 month battle with cancer on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Alan, 1035 Champagne Drive, whom she married 35 years ago on Nov. 24, 1967.
Dianne was born on Aug. 28, 1946, to John Robert and Jane Ann Blue, in Piqua, who have preceded her in death.
Her family soon moved to Bucyrus where she grew up attending Holy Trinity and later graduated from Bucyrus High School. Dianne attended Mercy Central School of Practical Nursing in Springfield where she graduated as a licensed practical nurse in 1966.
She is also survived by her loving children, including her daughter, Kathy, and son-in-law, David Hindman of Lawrenceville, N.J..; her son, Kyle, of Richwood, and her daughter, Kerry of Noblesville, Ind. She was adored by her twin grandchildren, Cole and Shelbey, age four. Also surviving are her brothers, James (Mary) Blue and John (Jan) Blue of Marion, Thomas (Patty) Blue of Bucyrus, and her sister, Sally (Dr. Howard) Sampson of Springfield; nieces and nephews, beloved in-laws and dear friends throughout Marion and Ohio.
Dianne was a valued licensed practical nurse with Marion Manor Nursing Home from 1986-2001 where she made many close friends and colleagues.
Dianne was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church for nearly 30 years. She had served as a devoted foster mother with Marion County Children Services from 198-0-1986 and cared for nearly 20 children in need. She loved hiking, vacationing at the coast and visiting her grandchildren. In illness, as in health, her thoughts were always of others. Her bravery, her humility, her devoted faith and her love for her family and friends will never be forgotten.
Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, from 4-8 p.m. at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. The funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at St. Mary Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary Cemetery following the Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice of Marion General Hospital or Marion Catholic High School.
Charles E. Mehaffey
PROSPECT -- Charles E. Mehaffey, 83, Prospect, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at his home on Dunbar Road, where he was born on Aug. 21, 1919, to Charles D. and Alice I. (Bender) Mehaffey.
He was the beloved husband of the late Opal L. Bayles, whom he married on Oct. 20, 1940, in Marion.
He was a lifelong farmer and in 1938 was selected as a regional Star Farmer of the National FFA organization. He was also a school bus driver in the Elgin school system for 25 years and after retirement worked at Meijer in Marion.
He was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, a past Worshipful Master of Prospect Lodge 444 F & AM and a past board member of the Prospect Farmers Exchange.
He is survived by two sons, John (Becky) Mehaffey of Prospect, Robert (Kate) Mehaffey of Prospect; two daughters, Alice (Charles) Belt of North Olmsted, Ruth Ann Price of Prospect; 11 grandchildren, Nannette (Mehaffey) Murphy, Amy Mehaffey, Lynn Golden, Michelle (Mehaffey) Zimmerman, Chrissi Mehaffey, John Belt, Sondra (Belt) Wendt, Sean Mehaffey, Simon Mehaffey, Sarah Mehaffey and Charlie Summers; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Ann, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at the Prospect United Methodist Church with the Rev. David L. Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Quality of Life Hospice at Marion General Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.
MARENGO -- Arthur VanDyke, age 76, of Ohio 61, Marengo, died Saturday evening Nov. 16, 2002, at his home.
Friends may call Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor William Kirk officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Anna M. Scroggins
MARION -- Anna M. Scroggins, 85, of Marion, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, in the Marion Community Healthcare Center.
She was born in Plummer's Landing, Kentucky on Feb. 25, 1917, the daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Hyatt Hamm.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a caring friend. Anna loved taking long walks, working in her garden, making quilts, playing bingo and the color red, just to name a few.
Left to carry on her wonderful memories and great traditions are four sons, Jesse (Clara) Scroggins of Marion, John (Emma) Scroggins and Kenneth (Rebecca) Scroggins all of Mount Gilead, and Jack (Jane) Scroggins of New Bloomington; four daughters, Loretta (Walt) Mahler of Marion, Joyce (Richard) Bender of Delaware, Shirley (John) McManus and Mary (Jack) Edington all of Marion; 29 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two brothers Preston Hamm of Kenova, W.Va., and Oval Hamm of Flatwoods, Ky.; and two sisters, Essie Gue of Kenova, W.Va., and Dorothy Cox of Flatwoods, Ky.
Her husband J. Wylie Scroggins, whom she married May 8, 1937, preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1995. Three brothers, Elmer, Lorren and Orville Hamm, a sister Maggie Elswick, and one son-in-law, Henry Combs, also preceded her in death.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.
In her honor, the family requests you join them and wear something red if you attend calling hours or the funeral. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus, OH 43221.
James Phillip 'Phil' Lee
MOUNT GILEAD -- James Phillip "Phil" Lee, 55, of Mount Gilead, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 26, 2002, at his home.
Friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where Pastor Joe Blevins will hold funeral services Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Bryn Zion Cemetery care of VFW Post 8054 and AMVETS.
Fern J. Bowen
MOUNT GILEAD -- Fern J. Bowen, 91, of North Main Street, Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 200,2 at the home of her daughter in New Philadelphia.
She was born in Pliny, W.Va. on Oct. 28, 1911, the daughter of the late Oris and Anna Rose Jordan.
She graduated from Buffalo High School in West Virginia where she was valedictorian, and received her B.S. in Education from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. She was an avid teacher, teaching most of her 31 1/2 years in Crawford and Morrow counties.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Fern also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Gilead and the Morrow County Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Donald W. Bowen, whom she married Aug. 24, 1932; a son and daughter-in-law, Don and June Bowen of Mount Gilead; two daughters and a sons-in-law, Gayle and Jack Turner of Lewisburg, Kan. and Harriett Spatholt of New Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law, Douglas Turley, Kay Richie, Diane Sprague, Beth Edmonds, Linda and Andy Montler, Kenton, and Suzanne Bowen, and Deana Spatholt; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, De. Herbert Jordan of Ironton, and Wendall Jordan of Galion; and three sisters, Loretta Klein of San Diego, Calif., Inez Wellman of Durham, N.C., and Mary Smotherman of Mount Gilead.
Two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four brothers Vernon, Bart, Loyal, and Myron Jordan, and two sisters Jane Mullens and Linda Brammer also preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Braun will conduct funeral services there Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County or the First Presbyterian Church.