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Blanche Elizabeth Lauer
On August 26, 2014, Blanche Elizabeth Lauer, 97, went home to be with the Lord.  She was born on February 16, 1917, the only child of John and Bertha (Lodwig) Penry.  She spent her lifetime on her family farm outside Prospect. Blanche was a lifetime member of Prospect Baptist Church where she taught many years of Sunday school.  She participated in circle, youth and mission work during her active years.  In 2007 she was awarded the Lifetime Serv more...
Carolyn A. Clunk
Carolyn A. Clunk, 68 of Prospect, died peacefully Sunday morning, August 24, 2014 at her home.  She was born February 19, 1946 in Prospect to the late Carl J. and Margaret M. (Heiby) Russell.  On January 8, 1967 she married Richard E. Clunk and he died October 10, 2004. A 1964 graduate of Elgin High School, she was a dedicated restaurant owner and operator, running the Dari Point in Delaware for many years.  Carolyn was a member of the Green Cam more...
Brandon A. Reinhart
Brandon A. Reinhart, 21, died Friday, August 22, 2014. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Brandon proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad every chance he had and also cherished his time at the lake with his parents and sister Kara. Brandon is survived by his loving parents Jason and Jennifer Reinhart of Wadsworth; his mother, Rebecca (Michael) Tyree of Galion; sisters Kara Reinhart, Hanna J more...
Rury David Thacker
Rury David Thacker age 63 passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Rury was born on March 30, 1951 to his parents the late Joe Thacker and Susie Tucker Thacker. Rury was the husband of the late Faye Casebolt Thacker and a coal miner. Along with his wife and parents, Rury was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Rury is survived by two daughters, Pamela Thacker and Rurena Thacker, on more...
Nadine Van Winkle
Nadine Van Winkle, 95 of Richwood, died peacefully Monday morning August 11, 2014 at the Kobacker House in Columbus. She was born October 3, 1918 in Union County to the late Fred and Ada (Barnett) Clark, she was also predeceased by her husband John Van Winkle whom she married January 3, 1942 in southern Ohio and he died October 25, 1994 and one son Clark Van Winkle and an infant brother Raymond. Nadine was a stay-at-home mother until her younge more...
Drew M. Goddard
Drew M. Goddard, 28 of Marysville, died Friday, August 8, 2014.  He was born October 14, 1985 in Marion to Michael and Laurie (Ridge) Goddard. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  He was a supervisor at First Choice Financial in Dublin where he had worked for the last four years.  Drew loved golf, and enjoyed playing at Blues Creek Golf Club, where he had worked when he was younger.  He was a huge OSU Buckeye fan.  He enjoyed taking care more...
Aaron Joseph "A.J." Meadows
Aaron Joseph "A. J." Meadows, 22 of Mt. Victory, died Wednesday August 6, 2014 at his home.  He was born October 1, 1991 in Marion. He was a 2010 ECOT graduate and was a talented artist.  A. J. loved sports of all kinds and played football and baseball when he was younger.  He had worked for Bridgestone in Upper Sandusky and International Paper in Kenton.  A. J. was a good soul and will be missed by many. He is survived by his mother, more...
Charles Leon "Chuck" Nickels
Charles Leon "Chuck" Nickels, 59 of Richwood, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  He was born October 31, 1954 in London, Kentucky to the late Rebecca Berniece "Exta" (Williams) Nickels. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Marysville, retiring in 2007 after 33 years.  He was a member of Mt. Carmel #303 F&AM, Caledonia #299 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Mizpah Encampment #50.  Chuck enjoyed har more...
Gerald "Gary" Ledley
Gerald "Gary" Ledley, 68 of Richwood, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital after suffering from diabetes for the past eighteen years, and is now free from pain.  He was born September 7, 1945 in Marion to the late Everett and Lucille (Stout) Ledley.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Ledley, and his sister, Dixie Ledley. He married the former Lynne Glass on September 10, 1967 in the Richwood more...
Phyllis Ann Beltz
Phyllis Ann Beltz, 79 of Prospect (Centerville), died Saturday evening, August 2, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born February 17, 1935 in Delaware to the late Joseph and Margaret (Rouse) Fox. On October 12, 1958 she married William F. "Bill" Beltz in the Union Baptist Church, and he died October 6, 2005.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen E. Blackburn; brothers-in-law, Larry Bailey, Albert Beltz, and more...
James Orville Bayes
James Orville Bayes, 72 of Richwood, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Union County.  He was born July 5, 1942 in Pike County to the late John Raymond and Thelma (Robinett) Bayes. On September 7, 1959 he married the former Erika Michel in Bad Kissingen, Germany, and she survives in Richwood. He was a great husband, wonderful father, an exceptional grandfather and great-grandfather.  His greatest enjoyment was being with his w more...
Ernest F. Cramer
Ernest F. Cramer, 93 of Richwood, died Monday morning, July 28, 2014 at Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville.  He was born May 12, 1921 in Union County to the late Clyde and Clara Cramer. On July 7, 1951 he married the former Edna Marie Weatherby and she died February 13, 2008.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Cramer. He was retired from Pollak Steel in Marion where he worked for many years.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Arm more...
Florence Jane Freeman
Florence Jane Freeman "Cricket", 92 of Marysville, passed on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home after a short illness with dementia. She was born December 7, 1921, in Swan Creek to the late Emory and Miriam (Slater) Waugh. Florence grew up In Gallipolis where she played basketball and ran track in school.  She rode a horse to a one room school house and earned the nickname "Cricket" for being the highest jumper in school. She met Forrest Deloyd more...
Harvey"Al" Doss
Harvey "Al" Doss, 81, of Richwood, formerly of LaRue, died peacefully early Monday morning, July 21, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born November 11, 1932 in Springfield to the late Harvey M. and Helen Lydia (Knott) Doss. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during the Korean War.  He had worked as a maintenance mechanic for various companies, including Pollack Steel and Huber Manufacturing in Marion, Cosmo Pl more...
Nina E. Cunningham Bumgarner
Nina E. Cunningham Bumgarner, 91 of Richwood, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Primrose Assisted Living in Marion.  She was born February 11, 1923 in Dover Township to the late Walter and Blanche (Liggett) Low. She was a 1940 graduate of New Dover School, riding the school bus her father drove for her entire twelve years of school, and then graduated from Marion Business College in 1942.    She was a member of Pharisburg United Methodist Church. more...
Edith M. Schmelzer
Edith M. Schmelzer, 93 of Richwood died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home.  She was born September 2, 1920 in Nantwich, Cheshire, England to the late William and Elizabeth Hill. On November 24, 1944 she married Ralph E. Schmelzer and he died June 21, 1996. She resided in Richwood for 68 years and was proud of becoming a U. S. Citizen on December 14, 1956.  Edith enjoyed all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-gra more...
Virginia Greenwood
Virginia Roux Greenwood, age 96, of rural New Bloomington, died Sunday July 13, 2014 at 11:37 AM at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on November 19, 1917 in Marion County to the late Harold and Lois Susan Caroline (Dickason) Roux.  On December 23, 1939 she married Donald R. Greenwood and he died December 15, 2010. Virginia is survived by one son; Harold Douglas (Judi) Greenwood, Grandsons; Thomas Isaac Greenwood and Andrew more...
Elmer Dale "Elmo" Simpson
Elmer Dale "Elmo" Simpson, 59 of Richwood, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Heartland of Marysville.  He was born May 10, 1955 in Marysville to the late Elmer Lloyd and Dorothy Fannie (Mayes) Simpson. He had worked for Mike’s Pizza in Richwood for many years.  Elmo was a big sports fan, especially of his Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.  He coached Peewee baseball in Richwood, and was an assistant football coac more...
Charles R. Lauer
Charles R. Lauer, 88 of Prospect, died Monday evening, July 7, 2014 at his home.  He was born April 17, 1926 in Prospect to the late Samuel and Hazel (Thomas) Lauer. Charlie was a retired rural mail carrier with over thirty years of service with the Prospect Post Office.  He was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Prospect where he was a long-time custodian and Treasurer. He was a life member of the Prospect Lions Club and a recipi more...
Phyllis Ann Doup
Phyllis Ann Doup, 67 of Lakeview, formerly of Richwood and Marion, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at her home. She was born March 22, 1947 in Marion to the late Clayton and Daisy (Richardson) VanGorden. On April 27, 1968 she married James Doup, and he survives in Lakeview. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who doted on her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.  A kind and gentle soul, Phyllis always had a positive outlook more...
Charles Roy "Bill" Headington
Charles Roy "Bill" Headington, 85 of Richwood, died Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at the Marion Manor Nursing Home.  He was born February 27, 1929 on the Headington Farm in Byhalia to the late Charles and Omah (Tallman) Headington. On August 30, 1969 he married the former Rita Lou Rubeck and she survives. He attended the Richwood Church of Christ and was a 1947 graduate of Byhalia High School.  He worked as a self-employed brick and stone mason more...
Dolores Bernhard
Dolores Bernhard, 76 of Prospect, died peacefully Friday morning, June 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Michigan on October 16, 1937 to the late Archie and Violet (Irving) Maxwell. She was married to Michael J. Bernhard for fifty years when he died May 11, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Michael J. Bernhard Jr. and an infant daughter, Melinda Bernhard. She was a medical assistant in more...
Marilyn Cooley
Marilyn Cooley, 82 of Byhalia, died peacefully Wednesday morning, June 18, 2014 at the Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.   She was born August 2, 1931 in Byhalia to the late Gerald and Kathryn (Cooper) Summers. On March 1, 1951 she married John A. Cooley and he died October 20, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by a step-son, George. She was a member of the Byhalia Friends Church.  Marilyn enjoyed living on the farm and taking care of more...
Rebecca "Becky" Rees
Rebecca "Becky" Rees 61 of Richwood, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon June 11, 2014 at her home. She was born July 10, 1952 in Portsmouth. Becky was predeceased by her parents Walter and Bonnie Steinhauer, a brother: Michael Justin and a step granddaughter: Camma Rees Becky was a devoted member of the Fulton Creek Friends Church. She was a homemaker who truly enjoyed her home, tending to her chickens, dogs and plants. Becky loved watching bir more...
Richard Fisher
Richard Fisher, 76 of rural Prospect, died peacefully early Wednesday morning June 4, 2014 at his home. He was born April 15, 1938 in Westerville to the late Frank and Ruth (Osborn) Fisher A true farmer, Richard could fix and construct anything. He was a genius at knowing how things worked and making things work. He loved to garden- vegetables, flowers and pumpkins. He could always be seen with his beloved border collie, Lucy by his side. Richa more...

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