KUNO James W. "Jim" Kuno, age 79, of Grove City, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2001 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. James was the owner and operator of the Kuno Gulf Service Stations in Grove City from 1960 until his retirement in 1986. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and was awarded two Purple Hearts. His memberships are the First Presbyterian Church and life member of American Legion Paschall Post 164 and VFW Post 8198, all of Grove City and a former member of the Grove City Kiwanis Club. Preceded in death by parents William L. and Grace M. (James) Kuno and step-father Carl Barker. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Edna; sons, Jim (Rose) Kuno of Grove City, Bob Kuno and Robyn Cremeans of Columbus, Carl (Marsheleen) Kuno of Grove City; daughters, Kay (Ian) McGregor of MA, Ruth (Billy) Zemo of IN and Marcia (Mark) Cremeans of Columbus; grandchildren, Shelley, Jamie, Nathan and Andrew Kuno, Iain, Derek, Kyle, Sean McGregor, Justin Zemo; special cousins, Lucille Williams and Dick Frost; and many other relatives. Visitation is Sunday 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. at MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor James Moran officiating. Interment in Concord Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Legion Paschall Post 164, 3363 McDowell Rd., Grove City, Oh. 43123.
KUSSURELIS Despina Sedaris Kussurelis, age 88, born October 18, 1912 in Greece, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at Riverside Hospital. Member of Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Preceded in death by husband Harry. Survived by godson, Dr. Michael (Billie) Chakeres. Friends may call at the O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 255 E. State St., Monday 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral with Rev. Alexander Papagikos officiating. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
LAW Daphne C. Law. Born February 25, 1913, died February 23, 2001. Survived by daughter, Mary Lou (Bill) Willis; grandchildren, Lynne (Martign) Steger and Jeff (Kathy) Willis; three great-grandchildren. Lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Beckley, W.Va. and associate member of North Broadway United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at Wesley Glen on Sunday, March 4, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Friends who wish may contribute, in her memory, to the Wesley Glen Charitable Care Fund, 5155 North High Street, Columbus, Oh. 43214. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road.
LENNON John W. Lennon, age 83, of Columbus, died Friday, March 2, 2001 at his home. He was a retired ceramic engineer from Battelle Memorial Institute following over 30 years. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Belisle Lennon; and the father of 7 children and 4 grandchildren, John T. Lennon, Columbus, Kathleen Everett, Toledo, Oh., Bob Lennon and Mike Lennon, both of Columbus, Elizabeth (Henry) Kraft, Indianapolis, Ind., Jeanne Lennon, Columbus, and Richard (Emily) Lennon, Rhode Island; grandchildren, Stacie O'Kane, Matt O'Kane, Craig Lennon and John Kraft. He was a member of St. Timothy Parish and the American Ceramic Society. John was also an avid tennis and bridge player. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Monday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where a prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, 9571 North High Street. Fr. Thomas Shonebarger, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd. Suite, 200, Columbus, OH 43229, in his memory.
LEO Marjorie Ann Leo, age 80, Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Mount Carmel West. Retired from Nationwide Insurance. Member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband Robert Leo. Survived by nephews, Bruce (Linda) Barnett and Terry (Kornelia) Barnett; 7 great-nieces and nephews; 2 great-great-nieces. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday at SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad St. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 2364 W. Mound St. Msgr Mario A. Serraglio celebrant. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.
LEONARD Lois Kay "Bobo" Leonard, 76, of Lancaster, formerly of Belpre, died Friday, March 2, 2001 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus. She was born June 10, 1924 in Gallipolis, Oh., the daughter of the late Rev. W.K. and Georgia Nipps Riggs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gospel Baptist Church in Torch, a deli manager for Gold Circle Stores in Columbus, and a former employee for the Huntington National Bank in Columbus. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Dale Riggs of Coolville; two sisters, Mary Shields of Upper Sandusky, Virginia Hughes of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Milford Waid Leonard; two brothers Charles and James Riggs; two sisters Opal Mink and Ada Ramsey. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2001 at WHITE-MOQUIN FUNERAL HOME in Coolville with Rev. Jay Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in the Meigs Memory Gardens in Pomeroy. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-6 p.m.
LEUCHTER Rosemary Forsyth Leuchter, age 82, of Upper Arlington, died Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She retired as Head of the English Department at West High School retiring in 1983. She is survived by her daughter, Johanna (Candace Corrigan, Ph.D.) Leuchter, D.O. of Austin, MN.; son, Fred (Virginia) Leuchter of Greeley, CO.; grandchildren, Keith and Jane Leuchter; sister, Ruth Forsyth of Upper Arlington. She was a 1935 graduate of Alexandria High School and received a Bachelor's Degree from Denison University, 1939. She served in the U.S. Medical Corps during WW II, then served as a field representative for the American Red Cross. Rosemary received a Masters Degree from Columbia University in corrective physical therapy and a Masters Degree from The Ohio State University in English. She was a physical therapist at Baltimore City Hospital and at Children's Hospital in Columbus. Her love of education carried her to The Ohio State University where she was an Assistant Professor of English. She was the first woman portal worker at Ohio Stadium for OSU Football games. She was an active member of Mountview Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a former moderator. She was active at the Upper Arlington Senior Center. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2001 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2001 at Mountview Baptist Church, 2140 Fishinger Road (at Mountview). Dr. Carl Brown Officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Alexandria, Oh. on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to Mountview Baptist Church, 2140 Fishinger Road, Columbus, Oh. 43221 or The Nature Conservancy, 6375 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43017, in her memory.
LOCKETT George Lockett, age 65, Friday, March 2, 2001, OSU Medical Center. Homegoing Celebration 12noon Thursday, March 8, 2001, Praise Temple Community Church, 1159 Clinton St. Arrangements by J.W. ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 1173 E. Hudson Street.
MARTIN Robert E. Martin, 72, died Thursday, March 2, 2001 at The O.S.U. Medical Center. He was retired from Battelle Memorial Institute as a Mechanical Technician. He is preceded in death by father Orville. He is survived by mother, Doris Martin; sons, Randall E. (Patricia) Martin and Craig R. (Connie) Martin; daughters, Christy (Jim) Terry and Robin Mead; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; aunt, Mary Newlove; and cousins. Family will receive friends Sunday, March 4, 2001 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where the funeral service will be Monday, March 5, 2001 at 10 a.m. Interment Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City, Ohio.
MASSIE Thelma McCoy Massie, 92, passed away March 2, 2001. She was a well known waitress in downtown Columbus since 1944. She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles McCoy, a policeman, who died in 1944. She remarried and her husband Charles Massie passed away December 1998. Her daughter Mary Louise Hall, from her first marriage died in 1986. Thelma retired in 1972 but had many friends especially state house politicians and newspaper persons. She is survived by 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and 1 nephew. Grandchildren are Dr. Stephen Hall and wife Irene Fuschich Hall of San Antonio, Texas and their children Katrina Hall-Herron and her husband Marc Herron and their son Ross Herron II of Detroit, Michigan, Stephen Hall Jr. and wife Sabrina Ranelli Hall and their daughter Makenzi Patrice Hall of San Antonio, Texas, Patrick Hall of San Diego, California, grandson William Douglas Hall and wife Helen and children Rebecca and Melissa Hall of San Antonio, grandson William Gregory Hall of San Antonio, Texas, granddaughter Theresa Louise Giese and husband Gary Giese and their children Michael and Michele of San Antonio; nephew Alex and wife Patti Layman of Ripon, California. Visitation will be Monday, March 5 from 3-7 p.m. WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME at South High Street. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. and intermenty to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Bro. Ish Skaggs. Deep gratitude is felt for the help given by the children of Charles Massie especially Roger Massie.
MILLER Lloyd Miller Sr., age 72, died March 3, 2001 at Kobacker House, Columbus, with wife and family by his side. Born November 15, 1928 in Wooster, Ohio, to the late Noah and Elizabeth (Shetler) Miller. Retired Virginia Homes and 30 year member Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1167, Delaware. Preceded in death sons Patrick Miller, Larry Miller; 4 grandchildren. Survived by wife of 35 years, Norma (Penwell) Miller; sons, Michael W. (Diane) Miller, Christiansburg, Terry (Julie) Miller, Plain City, Lloyd Jr. (Amy) Miller, Plain City; brothers, Raymond (Daisy) Miller, Plain City, Weldon (Mary) Miller, London, Jim Miller, Kentucky; sister, Irene Foulk, Plain City; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME where family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. Interment Deer Creek Cemetery, Lafayette, Ohio. Contributions to Kobacker House or American Lung Association.
MILLER Mary Ellen (Weaver) Miller, age 86, of Hilliard, Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at St. Ann's Hospital. Preceded in death by husband Floyd A. Miller, sister Peg Weaver, parents James H. and Mae Latham Weaver and brother James Weaver. Survived by brother, Paul Weaver of Hayward, Calif.; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Hilliard United Methodist Church, 5445 Scioto-Darby Rd., Hilliard. Pastors James A. Riggs and James E. Waugh officiating. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society, 4162 Avery Rd., Hilliard, Oh. 43026.
MILLER Natalie Brown Miller, age 82, March 2, 2001, Riverside Hospital. Survived by son, Peter and daughter-in-law, Donna. Arrangements being completed by WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME, 268-3593.
MURTHA Hedwig J. Murtha, age 99, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Laurels of Norworth Nursing Home. She had been a member of St. Catherine Church and of the St. Catherine Golden Age Club. Past member of the Ohio State University Mother's Club and of the American Legion Auxiliary. Widow of Thomas E. Murtha. Survived by daughter and son-in-law Johanna and Timothy W. White of Columbus; sister and brother-in-law Mary Ann and Thomas Perone; sister-in-law, Amelia Bangert; nieces Marjorie Waggener, Kay (Robert) Fothergill, Mary Jane (Leon) Skybo, Lizette (Michael) Bacon, and Julie (Charles) Beale; nephews, Adam (Judy) Bangert and T. Patrick (Barbara) Perone, M.D., and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Prayer Service 3 p.m., at the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. Broad St. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 a.m., at the St. Catherine Church, 500 S. Gould Rd. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery.
PANCAKE Thelma L. Pancake, 69, Sunbury, March 3, 2001 St. Ann's Hospital. Born March 29, 1931 in Ironton to the late John E. and Evelyn Christian Bayliss. Retired waitress, enjoyed cooking, canning, and NASCAR races. Survived by daughter, Beverly Turner, Galena; son, Michael E. Pancake, Waverly; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Fisher and fiancee, Jennifer Abraham, Beverly Pancake, Michael E. Pancake, Jr.; 8 great grandchildren; sister Francis Moeller. Preceded in death by husband of 42 years Edward Pancake; brother John Bayllis. Friends may call Monday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.
PAOLINI Laura Evelyn Paolini, age 91, Thursday Traditions at Stygler Road. Preceded in death by parents Luigi and Philomena-Monaco Tiberi, brothers Daniel, Dominic and Edward Tiberi, sister Clara De Santis. Also 1st husband Frank Tiberi, 2nd husband Andrew Paolini. She was the 1st Vice President of the S.F.I. Auxiliary. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel J. and Deborah Paolini, Robert A. and Betty Paolini; grandchildren, Laurie, Daniel and Patricia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and John Patterson, Marcella and Lloyd Glaze, Delta and Carmelo Tiberi; sister-in-law, Midge Tiberi; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN QUINT & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue. S.F.I. Auxiliary Services 3:30 p.m. Prayer service 3:45 p.m. Funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. Monday, Our Mother of Sorrow Chapel, 6440 South High Street. Father William A. Metzger, Celebrant. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.