Barbara O. Jolley
MOUNT GILEAD -- Barbara O. Jolley, 93, of Willow Lane, Mount Gilead, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, in the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility.
Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead tonight from 6-8 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Hartley will conduct funeral services held there Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Rivercliff Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to her church, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Corean Akers Ziegler
FREDERICKTOWN -- Corean Akers Ziegler, 77, of Township Road 190, Fredericktown, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in the Morrow County Extended Care Facility.
Friends may call at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. The Rev. William Kirk will conduct funeral services Monday at 11 a.m. in the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, 5560 Ohio 95, Mount Gilead. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Doris E. Randall
MARION -- Doris E. Randall, age 86, of Marion, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at 9:40 p.m. at Marion General Hospital.
She was born May 16, 1917, in Cleveland, to the late James and Elizabeth (Tuffin) Cocklin.
She was preceded in death by husband, Emers Parker in 1934. On Feb. 7, 1937, she married Edward T. Randall who died Dec. 2, 1986.
Doris previously worked as a cash register clerk at Super Duper.
Survivors include one son, Thomas W. (Rose) Randall, North Port, Fla.; two daughters, Margaret Ann "Mickey" Webster, Stuart, Fla.; Beverly C. Sperling, Marion; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. three stepgreat-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A son, Clarence E. Parker, died in 1998, also four brothers, James, William, Richard, Charles Tuffin and a sister, Cecile Barkley, are deceased.
She was a member of the Marion Kennel Club and active at the Senior Center Club House at Sunshine Mobile Manor in Stuart, Fla.
Friends may call Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, from 10 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Burial will be in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Garnet Roselle Bigford
HILLIARD -- Garnet Roselle Bigford, age 89, of Hilliard, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur C. Bigford; parents Marvin and Grace Aller; six sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Bigford Boyies; and grandson, Danny Combs; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Officiating is Dr. Jeffery Smale. Interment in Marion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grant/Riverside Hospitals Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River Road STE G, Columbus, OH 43214-9988.
Richard G. Gruber
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Richard Gruber, age 56, passed away suddenly in Pinellas Park, Fla. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.
Born in Marion, Ohio, on March 4, 1947, to Myron and Opal Gruber, he attended Elgin High School where he was a highly acclaimed football player, in 1964-65 earning the title All Ohio State Player First Team. He received a scholarship to Ohio Northern University.
Richard entered the United States Air Force and was stationed in California where he met his wife, Carolyn. They moved to Tennessee and he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. He also received a degree from the Capital Radio Engineering Institute. He accepted a position with Martin Marietta Aerospace in Orlando, Fla., in 1978, and stayed in the Orlando area for 25 years. He studied toward his masters degree at the University of Central Florida.
He was a past president and member of the Board of Directors of the Tanglewood Area Civic Association, past member of Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Seminole County, founder and president of Diamond 2 Corporation, co-owner of Designer Casuals by Carolyn, a member of the St. Petersburg, Fla., Elks Lodge, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and American Society for Quality.
Richard was active in , was a jogger and enjoyed swimming, rafting, mountain biking, sky diving, and held a private pilots license and scuba license. Richard was employed by L3 Communications in Pinellas Park. His past employment included ensuring software quality procedures and testing practices by major trainer system developers and the military, in the position as Senior Engineer, Project Director or Consultant. He recently received his certification as Lead Auditor.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Jackson-Brewer) and two daughters, Roxanne Rowe of Raleigh, N.C., and Rhonda Meeks of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; one granddaughter, Jordan Rowe; two brothers, Gary Gruber, Richwood, Ohio, and Art Gruber of Marion, Ohio. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Richard's Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Fla., on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. or a second memorial service at the St. Petersburg Elks Lodge on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
We love you and miss you, Richard. You will always be in our hearts.
Lawrence E. 'Gene' Hartley
MARION -- Lawrence E. "Gene" Hartley, 73, 400 Delaware Ave., died at 3:06 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at his son's house at 1173 E. Township Road 152, Tiffin.
He was born June 29, 1930, in Marion, the son of the late Charles S. and Ella M. (Priddy) Hartley.
He married the former Hattie (Kathleen) Blair on Jan. 24, 1948, in Greenup, Ky. She preceded him in death.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was employed as a mechanic/millwright at various job sites. He enjoyed playing Gold and spending time with his family. He was a resident of Marion for most of his life.
He is survived by three sons, Mark N. (Sherril) Hartley of Massachusetts, Michael E. (Rebecca) Hartley, and Sterling B. Hartley of Texas; a daughter, Linda R. (Harlan) Roberts of Green Camp; two brothers, C. Dean Hartley of Marion and Samuel V. Hartley of Richwood; a sister, Donna (William) Tyler of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Hartley of Marion, and two sisters, JoAnn Blair and Ruth Winters, both of Morral.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, by the Rev. Robert Jones. Burial will be in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department in Seneca County, P.O. Box 107, Old Fort, Ohio 44861.
Ferne Eilene Jenkins
MARION -- Ferne Eilene Jenkins, age 85, of rural Marion passed away early Friday evening at her home.
She was born in Morrow County to Royal and Estella (Denton) Parmer on Dec. 2, 1918, and had attended Cardington High School.
She married Hosea B. Jenkins on Dec. 2, 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1981.
Eilene was a member of Fite Memorial Baptist church and had worked as a hostess in the food service industry. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ronald E. Jenkins; a sister, Mrs. Russ (Donna Jean) Sites and one grandchild. Surviving are her four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Beverly) Moody of Marion, Mrs. Gene (Carolyn) Crampton of West Plains, Mo., Mrs. Dave (Janice) Maugans of Charleston, S.C., and Mrs. Bill (Sheila) Cowdrey of Miamisburg; her two brothers, Jack (Jackie) Parmer of Alexandria and Pete (Florence) Parmer of Crossville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Basil (Lucille) Benedict of Newark; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her special friend, William Banks.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hughes-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in the historic Marion Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until the time of services at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice.