Robert Louis Hansen
MARION -- Robert Louis Hansen, age 69, of Barks Road East, Marion, passed away late Tuesday Feb. 3, 2004, in the Marion General Hospital Emergency Room.
He was born on April 8,1934, to the late Robert and Margaret (Rupp) Hansen.
On Sept. 29,1973, he married the former Barbara Eileen Wright and she survives him.
Robert graduated from Woodward High School in Toledo in 1952 and went on to obtain his master's degree in education from Bowling Green State University where he graduated in 1979. He taught for a total of 32 years in several school districts. He taught, coached and was assistant principal at Cardington for several years. Robert was also a proud member of the United States Navy where he served his country for 34 years and was involved in the Korean Conflict.
During his lifetime, Robert was also involved in Cardington Rotary, Commandary Council, Masonic Lodge 70, he was a member if the Shrine and also the Scottish Rite.
Additional survivors include his two sons and their wives, Rodney and Viktoriya Hansen and William and Shelley Hansen, all of Marion; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Miranda Hansen of Marion; one brother and his wife, Roland and Judy Hansen of Mesa, Ariz.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, from 4-7 p.m. where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Kiger officiating. Burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery with full military honors.
Those wishing to make a memorial contributions are asked to consider Masonic Lodge 70's Charity Fund in care of Gompf Funeral Home 440 South Center Street Cardington, Ohio, 43315.
Ruth V. Stumbo
FINDLAY -- Ruth V. Stumbo, age 86, of Findlay, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
She was born Feb. 8, 1917, to Joseph and Mary (Puskarczyk) Laskowski.
She married Charles L. Miller in September of 1940 and he died Aug. 2, 1959. She later married Wilbert "Whitey" Stumbo in 1968 and he survives.
Also surviving are two children, Charles E. (Virginia) Miller of New Bern, N.C., and Dr. Cheryl D. Miller of Findlay; stepchildren, John (Merilynn) Stumbo and Nancy Shields; three grandchildren, William (Prudence) Wilson, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth (Brett) Palmer and Jim Wilson; stepgranddaughters; Robin (Matthew) Alderman and Renee (Shawn) Futrell; and seven great-grandchildren, Karson Palmer, Richard Warren, Bradford Warren, Sydney Alderman, Michael Miller, Paul DiMarchi and Alexandra Futrell. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Hope Wilson, two brothers, Edward and Alfred Laskowski and one sister, Mary Olsen.
She had been a lifetime homemaker and had worked at Gallagher Drug Store. Mrs. Stumbo was involved with the hospital auxiliary, The Nearly New Shop, and Pythian Sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb., 7, 2004, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home with Pastor David Cook Young officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society Hancock County Unit 110 South Main Street Findlay, Ohio 45840, to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 700 Broadway, Suite 810 Denver, Colorado 80203-3442 or to the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry (AAFR) 290 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017 in her memory.
Donna Ruth Leach
LOGAN -- Donna Ruth Leach, 64, of Logan, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Logan Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 15, 1939, in Hocking County, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Bertha Mildred Lane Schein.
She was the widow of the late John Edward Leach who died Feb. 7, 2000.
Donna was the Hocking County Recorder with 24 years of service. She worked in the Hocking County Courthouse for a total of 35 years starting with the Hocking County Commissioners. She then moved to the Auditors office for 11 years, and became the Hocking County Recorder in 1981.
She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, the Ohio Recorders Association, she was a past Ohio Recorders Legislative committee member, the past Southeastern District Recorder chairperson, chairperson of the Hocking County Democrat Party, past Hocking County Democrat Party vice chairperson, she was Central Democratic committeeman, a member of the Scenic Hills Senior Citizens Council, a past Twig I member and a member of the Hocking County Farm Bureau.
Donna is survived by a son, Randy (Cherie) Leach of Marion; a daughter, Sandy (Rick) Hunt of Logan; four grandchildren, Brittney and Keri Hunt, Bret and Sam Leach; two brothers, Robert (Lila) Schein and John (Eileen) Schein all of Logan; three sisters, Wilma (John) Conant of Logan, Mary (Richard) Turner of Logan and Marjorie (Patrick) Floyd of Union Furnace. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Neff.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Immanuel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Frazee officiating. Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. Friends may call at the Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the Monday services.
The family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 151 Lake St., Lancaster, OH 43130.
Margaret Louise Kaelber Bernow
MARION -- Margaret Louise Kaelber Bernow, 85, 464 Jamesway, Marion, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at the Kingston Residence.
Born Aug. 25, 1918, in Marlboro Township, Delaware County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Wesley Kaelber and Alma Moyer Kaelber.
On May 25, 1941, in Waldo, she married Melvin C. Bernow who survives.
She is also survived by one son, Robert (Betty Jo) Bernow; grandchildren, Natalie (Michael) Anderson of Lebanon, Heidi Niles of Marion and David Bernow of Marion. Also surviving are her sisters, Ruth Retterer of Marysville, Doris (Warren) Groves of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, Donald (Dorothy) Kaelber of Delaware. A brother, Robert (Bernadette) Kaelber preceded her in death. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a 1936 graduate of Waldo High School and 1940 graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in music education. She began her teaching career at Concord and Cable Schools near Urbana. She also taught at the Martel, Morral and Pleasant schools in Marion County. She was a member of the Lecture Recital Club and the Waldo United Methodist Church. Margaret's passion was the piano and she was an accomplished classical pianist who perfected her skills even into her seventies by taking lessons from Robert Lawrence at Ohio Wesleyan University. Family members fondly remember gathering around her piano to sing hymns.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Waldo United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Waldo Cemetery. Friends may call at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home in Marion from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waldo United Methodist Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
Dorothy E. Rush
MARION -- Dorothy E. Rush, 92, of the DeWolfe House, Marion, passed away at her home at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.
Born April 29, 1911, in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie (Hazleton) Grubaugh.
She married John Delbert Rush in 1966, in Marion, and he died June 4, 1989, also in Marion.
She was a retired computer analyst for Gentel where she worked for 11 years. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, member and past president of AARP, held an associate degree in business, member and former secretary of the Marion County Steam and Gas Engine Society.
She is survived by a stepson, George F. Rush of Marion; a daughter, Roberta K. (Danny) Jaycox of Caledonia; a stepdaughter, Esther L. (Bob) Bender of Marion; two grandchildren, Kathy Sersion and Carmen Cordell and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Jaycox, two brothers, Ted and Bob Grubaugh, and two sisters, Helen Thompson and Mary Cooper.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home with Chaplain Daniel Kiger officiating. Friends may call noon-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Steam and Gas Engine Society.
MOUNT GILEAD -- Nadine Moodispaugh, age 68, of County Road 30, Mount Gilead, died Friday morning, Feb. 6, 2004, at the Morrow County Hospital.
She was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Monnett to Ralph L. Claytor who is deceased and Elizabeth (Koch) Claytor who survives in Mount Gilead. She was a 1954 graduate of Cardington High School.
In 1955, Nadine married Charles R. Moodispaugh, Sr., and he survives.
Additional survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Louanne Moodispaugh Jr. of Mount Gilead; a daughter and son-in-law, Rustye and Jeff Doubikin of Edison; grandchildren Brandon Moodispaugh and Joshua and Justin Doubikin; brothers Ralph Claytor Jr. of Indiana and Harold Claytor of Lexington; sisters Rebecca Wagner of Texas, Carol Kerr of Florida and Karen Middaugh of Edison.
In addition to her father, Nadine was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Thomas Claytor.
Friends may call Sunday 4-6 p.m. at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2004. The burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.