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Ernest D. Jenkins Jr.
Ernest D. Jenkins Jr., 90, formerly of Richwood and West Mansfield, died peacefully early Friday morning April 17, 2015 at Heartland of Marysville.   He was born July 5, 1924 in Vinton County to the late Ernest Sr. and Esta Violet (Vance) Jenkins. On February 3, 1947 he married the former Betty J. Mitchell and she survives. He was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, the NRA and United Steel Workers.  After graduating from Vi more...
Charlotte Ellen Hollenbaugh
Charlotte Ellen Hollenbaugh, 75 of Prospect , died April 14, 2015 at The James at O.S.U.. She was born September 12, 1939 in Upper Sandusky  to the late Harry and Florence (Holycross)Dillion. She married Larry Hollenbaugh on April 27, 1958 in Upper Sandusky and he survives. Also surviving are her four children: Daniel (Amy) Hollenbaugh of Marion, Debra Fridley of Manchester, New Hampshire, David (Tracey) Hollenbaugh of Jamestown and Darrin "DJ" more...
Olivia O. "Ollie" Kepler
Olivia O. "Ollie" Kepler, 96, of Prospect, died April 12, 2015 at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.  She was born on December 11, 1918 in Sherman to the late John and Teresa Wolfe.  On August 11, 1945 she married William R. (Bill) Kepler, who preceded her in death on December 25, 1980.  She was also preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Daniel, and Harry Wolfe. Ollie is survived by her son, Richard (Christine) Kepler, Richwood; an more...
Rocky B.S. Luikart
Rocky B.S. Luikart 48, lifelong resident of LaRue, died Monday morning April 6, 2015 at his home. He was born August 31, 1966 in Marion to the late Lloyd "Boggie" and Roberta "Bobbie" Luikart; he was also predeceased by one brother: Clifford "Bo" Luikart Rocky had worked at J-Lenco in LaRue for many years; he loved fishing, hunting and derby racing. Surviving are his two daughters: Cassara Brown of Lorain and Ashley Luikart of Anderson, S.C., more...
Patricia Ann Davids
Patricia Ann Davids 85 of Marion, formerly of Prospect, passed away Saturday March 21, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital surrounded by her family while holding her loving husband’s hand. Always sweethearts, they were married for 64 years. She was born December 1, 1929 in Marion to the late Robert and Esther (Long) Blank, she was also predeceased by two brothers: Jim and Richard Blank Pat was an active member of the Prospect United Methodist more...
William Adrian "Bill" Axline
William Adrian "Bill" Axline 94, of Marion died Saturday afternoon March 21, 2015 at the Presidential Center in Marion. He first married Betty Jane Leeper and she died in 1986. Then in 1995 he married Virginia (Meredith) Corbin and she survives. Also surviving are children, Richard A. (Catherine) Axline of Kenton, Sue (Robert) Honse of Findlay,  John M. (Lynn) Corbin of Marion, Robert "Tom" Corbin of Marion, Linda S. (Fred) White of Harpster an more...
Ellis Bosart Jr.
Ellis Bosart Jr.  87 of LaRue, died peacefully Saturday morning March 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 9, 1928 in Green Camp to the late Ellis and Ruth (Hall) Bosart; he was also predeceased by one sister: Elizabeth Ullmer On June 26, 1953 at the LaRue United Methodist Church he married the former Marian M. (Price) and she survives, also surviving are two daughters: Joni (Bob) Osbun of New Bloomington an more...
Luther D. Hedges
Luther D. Hedges, 98 of Radnor, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 26, 1916 in Marion County.  He was the son of the late John and Jennie (Seckel) Hedges. On November 24, 1943 he married the former Dorothy M. Fox who died May 27, 2002. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Myrtle Salmons, Virginia McCombs and Leah Rodman. Mr. Hedges was a retired farmer and had retired from Whirlpool more...
Joyce D. Skinner
Joyce D. Skinner 72 of Prospect, died Monday afternoon at the Riverside Methodist Hospital after a battle with A.L.S.. She was born February 1, 1943 in Middletown to the late Roy and Helen (Gray) Schenck, she was also predeceased by her husband William K. Skinner on August 25, 1986, they were married October 31, 1962, three brothers: Homer, Jack and Robert Schenck, four sisters: Helen Coate, Mary Watson, Martha Jean Tincher and Carol Markum. Jo more...
Pamela Sue Weaver
Pamela Sue Weaver 65 of Delaware, died Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Arbors at Delaware. She was born March 24, 1949 in Marion to David E. and Deloris Annabelle (Gholson) Strobel Pam was of the Baptist faith, she was very crafty, able to do many talented things with her hands. She was also a very good cook and was a big supporter of her son and his working with his coonhounds. Surviving are her children: Stephanie Griffin of Elida, Elizabeth (J more...
Rev. Dr. M.A. "Bill" Kunkle Jr.
Rev. Dr. M.A. "Bill" Kunkle Jr., 82 of Richwood, died Saturday morning, March 14, 2015 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born January 24, 1933 in Cleveland to the late Mervin Aaron Sr. and Mary Theresa (Guerriero) Kunkle. On July 14, 1950 he married the former Esther C. Arvidson in Cleveland and she survives in Richwood. He was a retired minister of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He had been Pasto more...
Margaret Suzanne "Sue" Knickel
Margaret Suzanne "Sue" Knickel, 63 of Prospect, died unexpectedly early Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home. She was born May 25, 1951 in Marion to the late Richard W. and Ruby E. (Banks) Knickel.  She was also predeceased by a sister, Denise Knickel. Sue loved her family and enjoyed the many family get-togethers that she arranged. She was the family glue that kept the family so close. All of her nieces and nephews had a special place in her hear more...
John A. Roller
John A. Roller, 67 of Marion, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 12, 1947 in Marion to the late George and Fern (Pae) Roller.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Jess Roller, his sister, Laura Birchfield, and his brother and sister-in-law, Curt and Becky Roller. John spent his career in education, starting in Croton as a teacher.  He then moved on to the Bloom-Carroll High School wh more...
Cheryl Lynn Oehler
Cheryl Lynn Oehler, 61 of Peoria, Az. Went to her heavenly home to be with her loved ones on February 20, 2015. She was born on January 26, 1954 in Marion, Ohio to Carl E. and Pauline G. Oehler. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1972 and from The Ohio State University in 1976 with a degree in elementary education. She was employed by Elgin School District for 13 years where she taught 4th grade and Kindergarten. She relocated to Arizona i more...
Elifrede Christy
Elifrede Christy, 100 of Richwood, died peacefully Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at her home.  She was born July 25, 1914 in Graysville to the late James and Ella Mae (Cline) Harmon. On September 2, 1939 she married Chancy L. Christy in Woodsfield and moved to Richwood in 1954 where they resided ever since.  He died March 16, 2004.  They were married 64 years. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Richwood, serving more...
Henry W. Miller
Henry W. Miller 74 of LaRue, died Saturday February 14, 2015 at the Heartland of Marion. He was born July 1, 1940 in Marion to the late Charles and Amzel (Byrd) Miller, he was also predeceased by three brothers: William, Thomas and Eaf Miller and two sisters: Shirley Miller and Jenny Lady. Henry was a 1959 graduate of the Waterloo High School, an Air Force veteran and had retired in 2003 after over 35 years of service to the former B.F. Goodri more...
Donald Lee Robinson
Donald Lee Robinson, 84 of rural Marysville died unexpectedly Friday, February 13, 2015 at his home.  He was born December 22, 1930 in Pharisburg to the late Walter Wells and Edna Emma (Parrott) Robinson. On February 21, 1954 he married the former Ruth Evelyn Bolander and she survives in Marysville. They would have been married 61 years this month. He was a lifelong member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, holding many positions over t more...
Paula A. Swafford
Paula A. Swafford, 57 of rural Marion, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Westerville.  She was born May 18, 1957 in Marion to the late Amos P. and Barbara A. (Bloomfield) Swafford. She attended Elgin High School.  She enjoyed crafts, sewing and shopping.  Paula would give the shirt off her back for anyone who was in need.  She was a very hard worker and was extremely family oriented.  She loved to travel and often vi more...
John R. Mead
John R. Mead, 58 of Richwood died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University following a five-month battle with cancer.  He was born September 4, 1956 in Marysville to Charles B. "Bert" and Phyllis A. (Skidmore) Mead. He was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church and a 1974 graduate of North Union High School.  A proud volunteer firefighter in Richwood for 26 years, he was also a volunteer more...
Jerry W. Speakman
Jerry W. Speakman, 78 of Richwood died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by his grieving family.  He had suffered years with many illnesses although there were some good times when he could work at what he loved doing, notably, maintaining his vehicles, riding motorcycles, going to car races and doing carpentry for himself and others. He was born April 20, 1936 to George and Thelma (Mullen) Speakman in Ma more...
Harold Edwin Neel
Harold Edwin Neel, 82 of Prospect and Key West, Florida, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Lower Key Medical Center in Key West.  He was born February 26, 1932 on Neel Road in Richwood to the late Glenard Gaylord and Dorothy Pauline (Fryman) Neel. On May 27, 1956 he married the former Juanita Maxine Dempster in Richwood and she survives. He was a member of the Richwood Church of Christ.  A veteran of the U. S. Navy, he served during the Kor more...
Gladys M. Watkins
Gladys Marie Rosebrough Watkins, 95, formerly of LaRue, Ohio, died peacefully on February 5, 2015, at her home in Marion. She was born October 21, 1919, in Marion to the late Alva and Lona Mae (Stumbo) Rosebrough. On August 9, 1941 she married Robert Owen Watkins, and together they operated a family farm south of LaRue and raised four children. In 1989, Gladys and Robert moved to Marion. Gladys was a member of the LaRue United Methodist Church more...

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