Loretta F. Wells
MARION -- Loretta F. Wells, 94, 1275 Harding Highway West, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at her residence.
Born Oct. 3, 1909, in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Harry Lane and Minnie Mae (Mosser) Patterson.
She married Homer E. Wells Sr. in August 1947, in Greenup, Ky.; he died May 2, 1983, in Marion.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Homer E. Wells Jr., Marion; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Delores "Sally") Chevalier, Marion; six grandchildren, Jack (Naomi) Chevalier, Charles Chevalier, Douglas (Cheryl) Chevalier, Richard (Karen) Chevalier, Martin (Tania) Chevalier and Mrs. Paul (Belinda) Shuster; 16 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, one great-grandson and one great-great-granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Grand Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Durtsche officiating. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Monday at Boyd Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.
Robert N. Hunt
CALEDONIA -- Robert N. Hunt, age 68, 325 N. Main St., Caledonia, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2004, after an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Marion, the son of the late Eugene and Daisy (Harroll) Hunt. He was a 1954 graduate of Caledonia High School and was employed as an assembler at the former Tecumseh Plant in Marion for 23 years. He then continued to work as a custodian for River Valley Schools. He was an active member of the Caledonia Church of Christ. He also carried Meals on Wheels to many of the area shut-ins. One of his favorite hobbies was collecting Indian arrow-heads and relics. He was an undefeated Golden Glove Boxer from the age of 10-13.
On June 30, 1956, Bob married the former Linda Myers. She survives him at home.
He is also survived by his son Rick of Caledonia and his two daughters, Cheryl Gray of Caledonia and Sharon Brady of Marion; four grandchildren, Heather Browning, Kyle Hunt, Ashton Hildreth and Brad Brady; one step-grandchild, Brendon Gray; three brothers, Eugene Hunt of Bucyrus, Larry of Marion and William of Caledonia; and two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Schorr of Morral and Mrs. Charlotte Van Arsdall of Caledonia. He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one granddaughter.
Funeral services for Robert Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Caledonia Church of Christ with Kenneth Boswell officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery. Friends may call at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia on Sunday where the family will receive them from 1-4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Church of Christ.
Roy V. Fields
CALEDONIA -- Roy V. Fields, age 76, of Morrow County Road 59, Caledonia, passed away Thursday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. in Marion General Hospital.
Roy was born on Sept. 23, 1927, in Hiawatha, Kansas. He was the son of the late Clarence V. and Bernice (Van Dalsem) Fields.
He was a 1946 graduate of Caledonia High School, drove a tractor-trailer for Tecumseh Products for many years and was also employed at Gist Elevator in Edison. He also drove a school bus for Caledonia Public School. He was a member of the Caledonia Memorial United Methodist Church, the Caledonia Gun Club and a former member of the Knights of Pythias of Caledonia.
On Oct. 3, 1947, he married the former Caryl Maynard. She survives him at home.
Roy is also survived by four sons, David (Diane) Fields of Caledonia, Dennis (Nancy) Fields of Marion, Dan (Lou Ann) Fields of Marion and Dane Fields of Edison. He is also survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Bob) Mitchell of Marion and Krista (John) Schweinfurth of Prospect. His brother Robert of Marion also survives him. Roy also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and one step-great-grandchild. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Andy. He was preceded in death by his sister Jeanetta Lloyd and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia with Pastor Tom Orr officiating. Interment will follow in Claridon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday where the family will receive them from 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Memorial United Methodist Church or the First Consolidated Fire Department.
Randy Lee Johnson
MARION -- Randy Lee Johnson, 38, 175 Pearl St., passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Born Nov. 25, 1965, in Marion, he was the son of the late Donald G. Johnson and Mary J. Christian Johnson; his mother survives in Marion.
A 1984 graduate of Marion Harding High School, he served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a brother, Brian Johnson, Marion; a sister, Jeri (Tom) Hartshorn of Marion; a niece, Taran Johnson; and a special friend, Wanda Walker.
The funeral is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Bond officiating. Burial is in Claridon Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Julie A. Fink Hess
EDISON -- Julie A. Fink Hess, 43, of Edison, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, in Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 29, 1960.
She graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1979, and the Columbus Paralegal Institute. She had worked as an EMT for Lifeline Ambulance Service and had recently been accepted into the Marion Technical College School of Nursing. Julie was a member of the Church of the Sacred Hearts.
She is survived by her parents, Allen and Donna (Schmidt) Fink of Columbus; her daughter, Kimberly Hess of Edison; a brother, Stephen (Melissa) Fink of Cameron, N.C.; three sisters, Sandy (Mark) Wolfe of Pataskala, Lisa (Jerry) Blakesley of Trussville, Ala., and Susan (Christopher) Kiernan of Newark; 11 nieces and a nephew.
Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a rosary service at 3:30 p.m. Father Charles J. Foeller will conduct a funeral mass at the Church of the Sacred Hearts on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kimberly Hess Education Fund in care of the funeral home.
Freda L. Secrist
MARION -- Freda L. Secrist, 90, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at The Kingston Residence of Marion.
Born Feb. 5, 1914, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Asa Marshal Loper and Florence Knickle Loper.
On Jan. 13, 1945, in Marion, she married William K, Secrist; he died Aug. 21, 1979, in Mount Gilead.
She retired in 1975 from the Marion County Auditor's office where she worked for many years. She was a member of Prospect Street United Methodist Church and had a lifelong interest in horses.
She is survived by a sister, Dolly Brown of Mount Blanchard; and a sister-in-law, Doris (Paul) Conley of Carey.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Grand Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Miller officiating. No calling hours will be observed. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County Humane Society and/or Prospect Street United Methodist Church.
Zelma G. Carpenter Huebner
WESTERVILLE -- Zelma G. Carpenter Huebner, age 87, of Columbus Colony Elderly Care, Westerville, formerly of Marion, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004.
She was born on Aug. 19, 1916, in Batesville, Ohio, daughter of Alva and Mary Carpenter.
She was preceded in death by loving husband, Milton B., who died in 1995. They were married for 54 years. Also, was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Lois Suhr.
Zelma graduated from Ohio School for the Deaf. She was a great mother, and is survived by her sons, Richard (Nancy) Huebner of Westerville, Roger Huebner of Columbus and Jerry (Mary) Huebner of Nashport, Ohio; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; sisters, Olive Maurer of Columbus, Lenna (Alfred) Clauss of North Olmsted, Dorothy (Bob) Morris of Summerfield, Norma (McKinley) Morris of Summerfield; brothers, Rodney (Erma) Carpenter of Quaker City, Bobby (Elaine) Carpenter of West Lafayette, Herbert (Esther) Carpenter of Quaker City, Frank (Bessie) Carpenter of Sarahsville, Max (Sharon) Carpenter of Quaker City and Connie (Marsha) Carpenter of Westerville, numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Schoedinger North Chapel, (5554 Karl Road, Columbus, Oh 43229), where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004. The Rev. Richard Burnett officiating. Private family interment in Marion, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CCH II Chairs and Table Fund, Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association, 901 Sunbury Rd. Westerville, Oh 43081.