Clair 'Spud' Taylor
MARION -- Clair "Spud" Taylor, age 64, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Marion General Hospital.
He is survived by his brother, Glenn "Butch" (Shirley) Taylor of Idaho; his sister, Connie (Levere) Burnett of Texas; and three surviving sons, one daughter and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren residing in the Marion/Marysville area.
He was preceded in death by his parents Heber and Erma (Wright) Taylor; two brothers and his loving wife, Elizabeth "Marie" Taylor, who lost her battle with lung cancer only a month ago.
Spud retired from Whirlpool Corp. He left this world peacefully and may he rest the same.
Friends and family may call at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
James B. Feaver
MARION -- James B. Feaver, 82, Marion, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Born Dec. 21, 1921, in Fremont, he was the son of the late William and Clara (Nesbitt) Feaver.
On March 12, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., he married Virginia (Weaver) Feaver; she survives in Marion.
He retired from the United States Post Office and also worked for Marion Paper and Supply. A strong christian and veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, he was involved with Baseball for Youth, an avid bowler and golfer and was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers.
He is also survived by two sons, James A. (Carol) Feaver of Marion, Al Feaver of Marion; two daughters, Muriel Yeoman of Columbus, Christina (Thomas) Werley of Mason; a sister, Jean Ebert of Chesterland; 10 grandchildren, Jodie (Aaron) Patrick, Jennie Yeoman, Matthew Yeoman, David Yeoman, Carey Werley, Tim Werley, Kevin Feaver, Ryan Feaver, Abbe Feaver and Tyler Feaver; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Felix; a niece, Pell Meier, a nephew, Jan Ebert, and also survived by many friends in the Marion community.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial is at a later date. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Campus Crusade for Christ or the Salvation Army.
John W. Greenawalt
CARDINGTON -- John W. Greenawalt, age 81, of Township Road 164, Cardington, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2004, at his home.
He was born on July 9, 1922, in LaRue, to the late Charles C. and Edna M. (Wilmuth) Greenawalt
John was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of American Legion Post 710 in Marengo, the Morrow County Farm Bureau and was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church.
John married the former Lilly B. Mattix and she preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2000. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Louise Castle and two brothers, Don and Paul Greenawalt.
Survivors include daughter Joan Aird of Panhandle, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" and James Grooms and son-in-law, William Castle, all of Cardington; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, from 5-8 p.m. at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Pastor John Jackson will officiate and the burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery. The Jenkins-Vaughan American Legion Post 97 will provide full military honors.
Robert Eugene Thew
WAYNE, N.J. -- Robert Eugene Thew, 74, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Wayne, N.J., where had lived since 1953.
He was born in Marion, Ohio, in 1926, to the late Herman and Cecilia (Hitt) Thew.
He married Mary Gdombeck and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Maria) of Paterson, N.J.; a granddaughter Mary Ann E. (Nick) Wehnert of Puquannock; two sisters, Mrs. Ila (Richard) McCombs of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Sally Moran of Mesa, Ariz., and numerous nieces and nephews. A cousin, Dorothy Thew, resides at Kingston in Marion, Ohio. Another survivor dear to Bob's family is a longtime friend, Mrs. Rose T. Weinpel of Wayne, N.J.
Bob was a purchasing agent with Singer Co., Paterson, N.J., for five years and Carbona Corp., Boonton, N.J., for 15 years and worked for Special Police and the Department of Public Works for 20 years, retiring at age 65.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion Post 174 of Wayne County, the Wayne County Historical Society, the Republican Committee of Passaic County, a life member of Marion county, Ohio Historical Society, and a member of the First Families of Marion County, Ohio. He was vitally interested in tracing the family histories and published his findings after diligent research.
His funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the M. John Scanlon Funeral Home, Newport Pompton Turnpike at Route 23, Pompton Plains, N.J., Interment followed at Our Lady of Magnificate Church Cemetery in Kinnelon, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the above organizations or one of the donor's choice.
Henry J. Field
MARION -- Henry J. Field, 74, Marion, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Marion General Hospital.
Born Aug. 17, 1929, in Bloomington, Ill., he was the son of Henry Thomas and Laura Zelma (Jackson) Field.
On Dec. 10, 1950, in Marion, he married Shirley A. Geissler Field; she died April 30, 2001.
A U.S. Army veteran in Korea, he worked at Tecumseh Products for 34 years, 17 of them as a supervisor. He also worked for Mackay Systems for eight years and also worked for Marion County Veterans Services Commissioner. He was a member of Central Christian Church where he was an elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher. A 1947 graduate of Marion Harding High School, he attended Kent State University. He was a member of American Legion Post 584, current adjutant and past commander and past chaplain, member of the Army-Navy Garrison 137, AMVETS Post 602, member of Marion Industrial Club, business manager of American Legion Post 584 baseball team for 30 years, involved with baseball for your for nine years, was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout master for pack and troop 63, played in the first high school basketball games in Edison gym and his grandson, Matthew, played in the last basketball games in Edison gym.
He is survived by four sons, H. Steven (Cindy) Field, Marion, Mark Jay (Jo Eleen) Field, Marion, Philip H. (Christine) Field, Winter Springs, Fla., Christopher "Chris" Paul (Tammy) Field, Marion; a daughter, Ann Dalene (Jerome) Borders, Marion; a sister, Frieda (Dean) Higgins, Mount Gilead; three brothers, Tom (Sharon) Field, Lake Villa, Ill., Kenny (Sue) Field, Marion, Jerry (Mary) Field, Peru, Ind.; grandchildren John T. and Lauren Field, Matthew Field, Andrew Field, Nettie Lynn and Ellen Marie Borders, Kevin and Kyle Adams and a great-grandson, Justin Adams. He was preceded in death by five sisters.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home with the Revs. Reid Miller and Perry Mattern officiating. Burial is in Marion Cemetery where military rites will be conducted at the grave site by the Marion Area United Veterans Council. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Men's Fellowship at Central Christian Church, American Legion Post 584 Scholarship Fund.
The family will receive friends at an open house at the residence after 4 p.m. on Friday.
MARION -- Marguerite Marble, 91, lifelong resident of Marion, formerly of Willow Street, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Wesley Glen Residence.
Born March 19, 1912, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Monty and Maggie (Dane) Harruff.
She married William Marble and he died Jan. 31, 1969.
She was a lifelong member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She loved flower gardening, reading and cooking.
She is survived by a daughter, Sara M. (Roger) Merritt, Columbus; a son, William (Barbra) Marble, Connecticut; granddaughters, Bethany Lynne Merritt, Va., Bethany (David) Jenkins, Virginia; grandsons, Paul (Amy) Marble, Connecticut, Karl (Jen) Marble, Massachusetts; two great-grandsons, Charles Jacob Marble and Daniel William Marble; nieces, Joann (Ray) McDonald, Evelyn Sparks; nephews, Gene Williams, Mike Williams; and will be missed by special friends, Sherry and Glen Conklin, Kim McCleese, Jan Chase and members of the Merritt and Ganz families.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Williams officiating. Burial is in Marion Cemetery. Friends may call 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.