Raymond L. Retterer
MARION -- Raymond L. Retterer, age 85, of Marion, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Marion Manor Nursing Home.
He was born June 20, 1918, in Marion, to the late Charles G. and Ida May (Frey) Retterer.
His first wife was Doris (Marble) Retterer and his second wife was Eltha (Bowers) Retterer. Both preceded him in death.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Eagles Lodge No. 337. He was a shipping and receiving agent with Railway Express Agency for 32 years and a lifelong Marion resident.
He is survived by a son, Ronald L. Retterer of Evergreen, Colo.; two stepsons, Steve and Stan Flesher; one daughter, Dianne (Glen) Chase of Marion; one stepdaughter, Sharon Rinnert; four grandchildren, Tim and Todd Chase, and Dave and Jeff Retterer; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Keith Retterer and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. today, Dec. 2, 2003, at Boyd Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Baker officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in Chapel Heights Cemetery. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. today at Boyd Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Marion General Hospital.
John "J.B." Thompson
MOUNT GILEAD -- John "J.B." Thompson, 77, of Township Road 98, Mount Gilead, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in MedCentral Mansfield.
Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky., on Monday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Thompson Cemetery near Fort Gay, W.Va.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Blanche Mae McInnes
MOUNT MORRIS, Ill. -- Blanche Mae McInnes, of Pinecrest Manor, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2003.
She was a the beloved wife of the late Milton Gordon McInnes.
Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Green Camp, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Catherine (Brown) Clunk.
A son, Donald of Falmouth, Mass., and a daughter, Carolyn of San Jose, Calif., and two grandsons, Campbell and Cody, survive Blanche.
A resident of Pinecrest Manor, she was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and was an enthusiastic participant in the Pinecrest Manor activities. Throughout her life, Blanche was an active volunteer always looking for ways to assist others through her work in numerous charitable organizations. She and her husband were trained for and served as Emergency Medical Transport for Heritage Village residents in Southbury, Conn. In addition, Blanche enjoyed playing golf, bridge, oil painting and traveling to visit her children.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, 414 South Wesley, Mt. Morris, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.
Dr. Wayne R. Butterworth
MARION -- Dr. Wayne R. Butterworth, 77, devoted husband and father, passed from this life to be with his heavenly father at 2:50 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, after complications following heart surgery.
He was born on Sept. 26, 1926, in Bristol, Tenn., to Russell and Maybelle (Sweet) Butterworth.
On June 28, 1952, in Malden, W.Va., he married Mary Lou Hickman.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a dentist for 25 years and after retiring, he worked as a financial advisor for Jack Bull and Associates. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church; graduated from the Ohio University with a bachelor of science degree and graduate of Western Reserve Dental School DDS; past president and member of Kiwanis Club; past president of George Washington PTA; Marion Cemetery Board, board member of Marion YMCA; elder and deacon of First Presbyterian Church; Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Council member; Marion Dental Academy and the Ohio and American Dental associations. He dearly loved to sing and was a member of chancel choir at First Presbyterian, former Marionaires, Singing Seniors of Marion Senior Center and anytime he got in front of a piano.
He is survived by wife, Mary Lou; son, Gary (Christina) Butterworth, Portsmouth, Va.; daughters, Mary Corinne (Anthony) Schramm, Baltimore, Maryland, Georgeanna (Bryan) Haviland, Worthington; grandchildren, Danielle, Justin, Andy, Jessica, Matthew, Emma and Annalee; sister, Joyce (Ted) Bole, Bamberg, Germany; sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Butterworth, Maryville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. Davis Worthen officiating. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
Family requests memorials be in the form of contributions to First Presbyterian Church and Marion YMCA.
John William Brodess
MARENGO -- John William Brodess, age 81, of Marengo, died Thursday morning, Dec. 4, 2003, at Morrow County Hospital.
Friends may call Saturday, Dec. 5, 2003, from noon-2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo, where services will follow Saturday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Copley officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Cora E. Bennett
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Cora E. Bennett, 90, formerly of 2605 Bentley Road, Apt. 2501, Marietta, Ga., died at 12:57 p.m. Thursday Dec. 4, 2003, at Wyandot Manor in Upper Sandusky.
Born on Sept. 25, 1913, in Portland, Ore., she was the daughter of the late Franklin M. and Tillie A. (Kvindlog) Swinehart.
In August 1945 she married Lloyd L. Bennett, who preceded her in death in November 1956.
She was a retired dietician at Marion General Hospital, where she worked for 20 years. She attended Lee Street Church of Christ in Marion. She loved to bowl, make Cabbage Patch dolls, bears and quilts.
She is survived by four children, Mr. Eugene A. Traxler of Marion, Mrs. Ira (Ruth) Traxler-Moses of Bucyrus; Mrs. Lawrence (Carolee) C. Mullholand of Marietta, Ga. and Mr. Harold F. Traxler of Galion; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mr. Michael F. Swinehart of Barberton and Mr. Harley R. Swinehart of Columbus; and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Hassler, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Laymond A. Swinehart and Mr. Kenneth O. Swinehart, and a sister, Vera A. Swinehart.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Walton-Moore Funeral Home with Terry Moses and Larry Mullholand, two of Bennett's grandsons, officiating. Burial is in Pleasant View Cemetery in Sycamore. Friends may visit 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.
MARION -- Norma Long passed into the arms of our heavenly Father at 4:58 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Kingston Residence of Marion.
She was born on Jan. 31, 1926, to the late Leonard and Nora Wakefield of Newton, Ill.
She was married to and enjoyed a wonderful life with John A. Long, who passed away in 1994.
Norma was the loving mother to Carol (Floyd) Dupras of Clovis, Calif., and Linda (Joe) White of Marion.
Norma, who is from Newton, Ill., moved to Marion four years ago.
She also leaves behind grandchildren John (Shauna) White of Marion, Landon (Amy) White of Marion, and Kristen Drolshagen of San Jose, Calif.; great grandchildren Britney, Bailey and Braidey White and great-great grandchildren Aliyah and Adaisha Weldon, all of Marion.
Norma was a wonderful mother and friend who will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved her. We are sure our mother's green thumb will still be busy; only now her beautiful flowers will last forever!
Norma's family would like to extend a very heart-felt THANK YOU to all who took care of her in recent years; Hearth & Home of Marion, Kingston Enhanced Memory Unit, and Hospice of Marion. Not only was our mother well cared for, she was loved and pampered as if she were their family. We could not ask for more for our mom; you are all compassionate and wonderful caregivers; may God bestow His richest blessings on each of you.
Our mother's last words were "I'm praising the Lord." If only we could do so well while we're living. Thank you, Mom, for the reminder.
Her funeral and final resting place will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Newton, Ill. Local arrangements are being handled by Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.