Kenneth E. Miller
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Kenneth E. Miller, 72, County Road 58, Upper Sandusky Road, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Elsholz officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky. Friends may call at Bringman Clark and Co. Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, from 1-4 p.m.
Send memorial contributions to North Salem Lutheran Church, c/o: Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Roger Wayne Emery
MARION -- Roger Wayne Emery, 70, of Marion, passed away early Christmas morning at Marion General Hospital.
Roger was born in Marion County on Oct. 7, 1933, to Walter and Thelma (Cook) Emery who preceded him in death as did a son, Roger "Skippy" Emery and two brothers, Robert and Walter Emery.
He served his country during World War II in the United States Army. A timekeeper at the Marion Power Shovel Co., he was most recently employed as the manager of American Legion Post 584. Roger was also a member of the Marion Moose Lodge 889, Veterans of War Post 3313 and Marion Eagles Aerie 337.
Among his survivors are his wife, the former Gloria "Gigi" Oliver; his stepson, Brian (Tina) Wilson of Morral; his two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Pam) Stout of Delaware and Mrs. Steve (Renee) Giles of Dublin; his stepdaughter, Jennifer Williams and her significant other, James Dulin of Marion; his sister, Nancy Dixon of Marion; 15 grandchildren and his beloved dog, Chico.
Funeral services will be held Monday at noon at the Hughes-Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow in the Marion Cemetery where military honors will be observed by the Marion County Joint Veteran's Council. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Myleofibrosis Foundation.
Ivan I. Hedges
PROSPECT -- Ivan I. Hedges, age 85, of 6644 Hughes Road, Prospect, died early Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2003, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Radnor Township to the late Ira D. and Mary B. (Somerlot) Hedges.
On Jan. 13, 1941, he married Vera M. Griffiths and was about to celebrate 63 years of marriage.
Other survivors include one daughter, Mary E. Howald (Rodney), and one son, William I. Hedges (Karen) of Radnor; four grandchildren, Debra Howald, Kathy Burtch, Nichelle Trigg and Melissa Hedges; seven great-grandchildren, Austin and Morgan Althouse, Ashley and Taylor Myers, Kody and Allie Burtch and new baby Jackson Trigg; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.
Ivan was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Radnor Baptist Church for more than 60 years, was a deacon for more than 37 years, and held various offices. He is a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Prospect 444, where he was a past master. He is a past president of the Federal Land Bank Board of Columbus; was member of the ASC Board; a past member of the Prospect Elevator Board; a member of Prospect Senior Citizens, and the Space Coast Breakfast Club in Florida.
Ivan was a loving father, with a great sense of humor and quite a jokester. He enjoyed fishing and golfing and socializing with family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the Radnor Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home at 92 N. Sandusky St. in Delaware. A Masonic service will follow at 8 p.m.
Susie M. Longstreth
DELAWARE -- Susie M. Longstreth, age 74, of Delaware, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 29, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born March 20, 1929, in Wheeling, W.Va., to Jay and Nola (Mathis) Christian.
Susie married George Floyd Longstreth on June 12, 1948, and he survives at home.
Also surviving are four sons, Rick and Elaine Longstreth of Mount Gilead, Mike and Paula Longstreth of Richwood, Brent Longstreth of Marion and Dan and Kathy Longstreth of Chipley, Fla.; four daughters, Karen Longstreth of Mount Vernon, Katherine and Scott Willis of Columbus, Cheryl and Zane Layman of Delaware and Tina and Mark Hobler of Delaware; two brothers, Cliff (Maralouise) Christian and Jay Christian; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Mullins and Mrs. Max (Glenna) Shockency; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Susie was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester Christian and Russell Christian.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware by the Rev. Father David Sizemore. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park. Private visitation for her family will be held at the Hughes-Allen Funeral Home who is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Lois A. Kneisley
MARION -- Funeral arrangements are pending with Boyd Funeral Home for Lois A. Kneisley, 69, Marion. She passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 30, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
George G. Hayes Sr.
DELAWARE -- George G. Hayes Sr., 53, of Delaware, died at home early Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, 2003, following a four-month illness.
Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where services will follow Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Floyd Loy officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association will follow at Oller Cemetery.
PROSPECT -- Ernie Wasserbeck, age 79, of rural Prospect, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Community Nursing Center in Marion following a two-month illness.
He was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Jackson Township, Union County, to the late Dan and Louie (Butz) Wasserbeck.
Ernie was a retired farmer, independent electrician, graduate of Richwood High School, active and dedicated member of the Emanuel Reformed Church near Green Camp where he has held various offices through the years, 50- year member of the Essex K of P Lodge, former member of the Richwood School Board, member of the former Union County Civil Defense. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors.
On Dec. 6, 1944, he married Norma Ellen (Imbody) and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon (Marvin) Gilbert of Marysville and Annie (Larry) Joseph of Prospect; two grandsons, Jason Joseph and Brad (Tara) Gilbert; and a great-grandson, Andrew Joseph. He was predeceased by a brother, Joe Wasserbeck.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood where friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. Minister will be the Rev. David Lippert. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Reformed Church at 4234 Green Camp Essex Road, Marion, OH 43302 and/or the Chapel Hill House, which is a log house that is used for helping children with cancer. Memorial gifts should be sent to and made to Kids 'N Kamos, 3340 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202.
Irma Lee Willmeth
MARION -- Irma Lee Willmeth, 66, 888 Richmond Ave., passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 6, 1937, in Fondy, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Ardie J. (Evans) Gibson.
She married Calvin Willmeth and he survives in Marion.
She was employed by Smith Clinic in home care and was a member of Victory Center Church of God.
She is also survived by a son, Jeff Moore, Zanesville; two daughters, Nicki Peugh, Mount Vernon, Gina Beireis, Galion; a stepdaughter, Joyce Smith, Prospect; two stepsons, Joe Willmeth, Atlantic City, Fla., Steve Willmeth, Mount Vernon; three brothers, Hershal Gibson of Marion, Ernie Gibson of Findlay, Ben Gibson of Tennessee; two sisters, Venus Gibson and Beverly Sparling, both of Marion; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jesse Zornes officiating. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery in LaRue. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.