Eva Louise Justice
MARION -- Eva Louise Justice, 71, Executive Drive, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Marion General Hospital.
Born July 3, 1931, in Ashland, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edna (Coverston) Justice.
She was employed by Social Security Administration and at Marion General Hospital for 10 years. She was a graduate of Marion Harding High School.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Grand Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Radebaugh officiating. Calling hours will not be observed. Arrangements by Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home.
Mary E. Smoot
WESTERVILLE -- Mary E. Smoot, 81, formerly of Marion, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Manor Care of Westerville.
Born Nov. 24, 1921, in Delaware County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Ada (Stark) Sycks.
On Feb. 17, 1943, in Defiance, she married C. William Smoot Jr.; he died June 18, 1993.
She was formerly manager of Neff's Hallmark and retired from Kali's Hallmark, Gahanna, as a clerk. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna.
She is survived by two sons, William Jeffrey Smoot, Fairoaks, Calif., Gregory D. Smoot, Newark; a daughter, Debra E. Spruce, Westerville; grandchildren, Amy Ellen Mattingly, Marc (Alicia) Spruce, Sam (Shelly) Smoot, Alidia Smoot and Danielle Smoot; a great-grandchild, Jayvin Smooth; two brothers, Paul (Martha) Sycks, Marion, Lowell (Inez) Sycks, Marion; a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Martha I.) Montague, Napierville, Ill.; A sister, Marjorie Mayfield preceded her in death.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Weston Jones officiating. Burial is in Marion Cemetery. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Robert E. Smith
DELAWARE -- Robert E. Smith, age 75, a 51-year resident of Delaware, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
Born on Nov. 12, 1927, in Waldo, to Elza and Agnes (Steitz) Smith.
Mr. Smith was a United States Air Force veteran with highest rank of Corporal and earning a Victory medal. He was employed by the United States Post Office, Delaware, as a rural mail carrier from 1953-1987. He was a member of the Warrensburg United Methodist Church and the Waldo man Club. Mr. Smith enjoyed fishing and often traveled to Lake Erie. Mr. Smith was known to many as a friend.
He is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Everett) Roark of Delaware, Kathy Stevens of Richwood, and Mary Ann (David) Darst of Delaware; six grandchildren, Sherry (Melvin) Striblin of North Carolina, Thomas Stevens of Maine, Rhea Szarka of Springfield, Dawna (Richard) Malisiak of Ostrander, Jarrod (Janette) Roark of Delaware and Philip Roark of Delaware; 10 great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Mark Stevens, Madelyn and Kira Szarka, Jennah, Justin and Joseph Malisiak, Evan and Faith Roark and Cameron Striblin; special friend and companion, Betty Dutt of Waldo.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, wife Madeline Smith in October 1991, brother, Charles Ray Smith in 1996 and sister, Caroline Seiter in 2001.
Friends may call at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Carl Stover officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park where the Delaware County Veterans Association will provide military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
Michael J. Green
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Michael J. Green, age 57, of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Marion, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday evening, Jan. 26, 2003.
He was born in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 1945, to the late William H. and Ellen C. Green. His mother survives in Marion.
Michael moved to Marion at an early age. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1963 and attended Kent State University. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served his country with distinction during the Vietnam War. He was employed as an engineer for Pacific Telephone Co.
Survivors in addition to his mother include a daughter, Kimberly Green of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, William H. (Cyndy) Green of Mahomet, Ill., Dr. John T. Green of Dayton, and Alan C. (Carolyn) Green, Robert K. Green and Mark H. (Carolyn) Green, all of Marion; and several nieces and nephews. Michael is also survived by his companion, Judith Hammack, of San Diego, Calif.
Following interment at the San Diego Naval Base, a private memorial service will be held in Marion.
Walter E. Davis Sr.
MARION -- Walter E. Davis Sr., 71, Marion, passed away at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at his residence.
Born Aug. 18, 1931, in Agosta, he was the son of the late John Silas and Mary Ann (VanOrder) Davis.
He was a self-employed contract painter for more than 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the 1st Infantry Division during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by a son, Walter S. Davis. He is survived by four sons, Michael E. Davis, Scott S. Davis, Daniel A. Davis and Walter E. Davis Jr., all of Marion; three daughters, Nancy (Garry) Davis Saunders, Elainia A. Davis, Amy F. Davis Fey, all of Marion; three brothers, Ervin L. Davis, Kenneth N. Davis and John R. Davis, all of Marion; two sisters, Betty Davis Wyckoff and Ruth Davis Silvers, both of Marion. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was loved and will be forever missed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home.
Mabel Violet Miller
LARUE -- Mabel Violet Miller, age 76, of 7540 Sager Road, LaRue, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at 1:05 p.m. at Community Healthcare Center in Marion.
She was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Galion, to the late Boyd and Hazel (Hall) Sipes.
On Aug. 21, 1965, she married James A. Miller and he survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James M. Baldwin of Upper Sandusky, David A. (Barb) Baldwin of Bucyrus, and Jeff A. (Dawn) Miller of Richwood; two daughters, Ellen S. (Floyd) Penwell of Forest and Donna M. (Bob) Bender of Marion; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan (Marilyn) Sipes and Donald (Barb) Sipes both of Galion; and one sister, Evelyn Wiseman of Galion. One son, Larry Baldwin, one brother, Clarence Sipes and one sister, Ethel Polovich, are deceased.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker, worked as cook at Elgin High School for 14 years and there was a genuine mutual admiration society between her and the students. She was a member of the LaRue United Methodist Church and the Women's Club of the church. She loved her grandchildren, flowers and gardening. It was said that she made life as sweet as her meals.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the LaRue United Methodist Church. Minister will be the Rev. Edward W. Fugate. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
Those who wish may make contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be Floyd (Ed) Penwell, Andy Kaufman, Mike Fown, Johnathon Boles, David Baldwin Jr. and Robert Sayre.