Donna Mae Pollock
MARION -- Donna Mae Pollock, age 65, of 1211 S. Prospect St. died at noon Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in the care of her home hospice.
She was born Sept. 6, 1938, in Marion to the late Albert I. Pollock and Flosie Mae (Thompson) Pollock.
She previously worked as an L.P.N. at East Lawn Manor, MedCenter Hospital and Arbors of Delaware.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel R. Fabian, Arcadia, Fla., David W. (Brenda K.) Fabian of Marion and Dennis A. (Ginny L.) Fabian of Marion; two daughters, Deborah S. Fabian of Marion and Doreen J. (Russell D.) Hilt of Marion; four brothers, Paul (Brenda) Pollock of New York, Dave Pollock of Florida, Stanley (LeAnn) Dixon of Marion and Michael Dixon of Cleveland; nine grandchildren, Dwight, April, Phillip, Sara, David II, Antonia "Toni", Chelsea, Kayla and Kara; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a special aunt and uncle, Janice and Dan Cross. She was preceded in death by a husband, William R. Patrick; two brothers, Jimmy Dixon and Bobby Pollock; and a grandson, John.
Friends may call Sunday Dec. 7, 2003, from 2-5 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors where services will be held Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Kiger officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice.
Joanne M. Clark
KENTON -- Joanne M. Clark, 70, of Kenton died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in Port Clinton.
Born on May 25, 1933, in Prospect, she was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Millie E. (Gaskins) Augenstein.
She married James L. Clark who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1997.
She retired in 1996 from the Kenton City School System where she worked in the cafeteria. She was also the co-owner of the former Clark Mink Ranch. She was a past president of Kenton Band Boosters, member of Women of the Moose in Kenton and a volunteer at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Jayme Morris of Kenton and Diana (Ric) Powers of Port Clinton; a son, Richard "Rick" (Helen) Clark of Floyd, Va.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; six sisters, Dixie (John) Neal of Marion, Martha Smith and Karen Lindner, both of Marion; Virginia Augenstein, Mary Augenstein and Vickie Augenstein, all of Marion; and six brothers, Franklin White and Stephen Butcher, both of Marion, Elwood, Grover, Bruce and Bryan Augenstein, all of Marion.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home in Kenton where the Revs. Donald Morris and Jo Powers will officiate. Burial is in Marion Cemetery. Friends may visit 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care.
Claude Elwood Wheeler
MOUNT GILEAD -- Claude Elwood Wheeler, 74, of Mount Gilead, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in Morrow County Hospital following a long illness.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Family graveside services will be held in Ashley Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Donald Ray McComas
MARION -- Donald Ray McComas, 44, of Marion, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Riverside in Columbus. Memorial service to be held 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Oakland United Methodist Church, 835 Bellefontaine Ave., Marion, Ohio. The service will be immediately followed by a graveside committal service at York Center Cemetery in York Center. Cremation by Rodman Funeral Service.
James T. Doyle
RICHWOOD -- James T. Doyle, age 82, of Richwood, died unexpectedly late Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at the Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending with the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Merlyn A. Crisler
MARION -- Merlyn A. Crisler, 66, Marion, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
Born March 11, 1937, in Rushsylvania, he was the son of the late Russel and Mary (Ansley) Crisler.
On Dec. 20, 1959, in Meeker, he married Nancy A. Shults; she survives at home.
He was postmaster at the Cardington Post Office for 44 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of Mount Vernon Avenue Church of Christ, chairman of its elders, active in the state and national Postmasters Association, past 4-H advisor and state advisor of 4-H Council, past president and board member of Ridgedale Schools, choir director for youth and adult choirs and attended Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Mo.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Jon W. (Christine) Crisler, New Bloomington, Loren L. (Cynthia) Crisler, Amherst; a daughter, Kara Joy (Samuel) Lines, Hartford City, Ind.; three brothers, Welman (Marilyn) Crisler, Bellefontaine, Charles Crisler, Marion, W.G. (Mary K.) Crisler, Dayton; four sisters, Esther Jones, Rushsylvania, June Birt, Rushsylvania, Marlene (Joe) Thomson, Valley Center, Kan., Mary Lou Hardin, Seffner, Fla.; and grandchildren, Ryan, Tammy, Aleksander and Amanda Crisler, Shannon, Joe and Elizabeth Lines. He was preceded in death by one sister, Norma Daum.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Mount Vernon Avenue Church of Christ with Phil Williams, minister, officiating. Burial is in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Avenue Church of Christ.
Burnis Ruth Kennedy
WESTERVILLE -- Burnis Ruth Kennedy, age 100, of Melbourne Village in Worthington, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was born on March 5, 1903, in Martel, Ohio.
Burnis was a graduate of Martel High School, editor of the yearbook, and salutatorian for the class of 1921. Her first trip to Columbus was to start her freshman year at Ohio State University. She graduated with a degree and teaching certificate in home ecology. She started the first home economics program for girls in Beverly, Ohio. In 1929, she married Dr. Harold W. Kennedy, also a graduate of Martel High School. In the 1940s, he was a professor at Pembroke State College for Indians in North Carolina. Burnis taught home economics in the Indian high schools. In the 1950s, they lived and worked in Cedarville and Rio Grande, Ohio. In the 1960s, Dr. Kennedy taught at Western Carolina College and Burnis did substitute teaching in the schools of Cullowhee. In the 1970s, they retired and moved to a home on Powell Road in Westerville. After the death of her husband in 1983 Burnis moved to her own apartment in Melbourne Village in Worthington. After the move to Ohio, Burnis worked almost full time at making crafts of all various types. Her favorites were stuffed animals and dolls of all types that numbered in the thousands. She often gave her creations away to grandchildren and other relatives and to charitable organizations or sold them at modest prices.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. Janet Bixel of Worthington.
She is survived by her son, John Kennedy and his wife, Frances, of Worthington; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Dr. Carl Bixel, Eric Bixel and wife Patty, Ronald Bixel and wife Mindy and their children Megan and Ryan, Curt Bixel and wife Jill, Juanita Bixel and husband Lars and their child Trevor, Christina Kennedy Porter and husband Jeff and their children Jacob and Skye, Michael Kennedy and wife Amanda and their children Calvin and Timothy. She is also survived by her brother, James McKinstry of Shelby.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the Martel United Methodist Church in Martel with Pastor Joseph Platt officiating. Burial will follow an Iberia Cemetery. Friends may call at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia on Friday where the family will receive them from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martel United Methodist Church.
James W. Thompson
SPRINGFIELD -- James W. Thompson, age 57, of Springfield, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in the VA Medical Center.
James was a veteran of the Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. He attended the United Pentecostal Church in Springfield.
James is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary (Walden) Thompson; daughter, Theresa Holt of Jacksonville, Fla.; son, James (Sharon) Thompson Jr. of Cottage Hills, Ill.; sisters, Janis (Mike) Colt of Marion, Kathy (Lloyd) Brown of Marion, Dorothy (James) Phelps of Marion, Lori (Mark) Timmons, LaRue; brothers, Donald (Viola) of Texas, Jerry (Karen) of Marion, Roger of Marion; grandchildren, Brittany, Caitlin, Coby and Sean. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Marjorie (Hall) Thompson and brother, David.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, from 6-8 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Funeral Home, North Limestone Street, a Dignity Memorial provider. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in the United Pentecostal Church, 200 Snyder St., with Pastor John Woods officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel Heights Cemetery in Marion.
Evelyn Hart Grindell
COLUMBUS -- Evelyn Hart Grindell, age 91, formerly of Richwood, passed away at 6:56 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Doctor's West Hospital in Columbus.
Born April 28, 1912, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Bertha Hart.
On Aug. 1, 1945, she married Leo Grindell; he died in 1981.
She was a retired school teacher with North Union Local Schools, member of First Baptist Church, Richwood, OSU Alumni Association, Retired Teachers Association, past Worthy Matron of the former Mount Carmel Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern Star, Civil Air Patrol during wartime. She got her pilot's license in 1942, after she had taught aviation to the fourth grade. Her masters thesis on aviation in elementary education remains on file in the FAA Library in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan (John) Tomlinson, LaCrosse, Wis., Robyn (Frank) Miller, Ventura, Calif., Reba (Dave) Fisher, Commercial Point; one son, Jim (Deb) Grindell, Carrollton, Texas; six grandchildren and one great- grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Hart, and one sister, Cynny Hart.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, in the Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Alan Perkins officiating. Burial in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Humane Society, 16540 County Home Road, P.O. Box 414, Marysville, OH 43040