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Obituaries Archive, September, 2012

"Let us honor a life that has been well lived."

 

 

 

Services for Marysville

 

 

LaDonna Lou Davie

 

LaDonna Lou Davie, age 76, of Romance, Arkansas, formerly of the Raymond area, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the White County Medical Hospital in Searcy, Arkansas.

 

She was employed for over 20 years with Marysville schools as a custodian and lunchroom assistant at Raymond Elementary.  LaDonna was an avid horsewoman and belonged to the Heart of Ohio Saddle Club and served as a 4-H advisor for the Bit & Bridle 4-H Club.  She moved to Romance, Arkansas, in 2005 and enjoyed membership at Floyd United Methodist Church.  She loved her horses, dogs, trail riding and camping.

 

She was born March 22, 1936, in Richwood to the late Walter and Frances Turnmire Barry.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ward L. “Herk” Davie, and her step-father, Kenneth Amrine.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Debbi (Jim) Rogers, Romance, AR; and Shari (Nick) Johnson, East Liberty; 2 sons, Steve (Angie) Rausch, Marysville; and Rusty Rausch, Florida; 8 grandchildren, David Johnson, BJ (Stephenie) Phillips, Austin Rausch, Melanie (Drexel) Perry, Chelsie (Brian) Rayborne, Brittany Rausch, Caleb Rausch, Alex Eggers and Jennifer (Jason) Pipes; 7 great-grandchildren, Raven Johnson, Kendra and Jade Kirk, Teagan Rayborne, Brookelynn Coder, Jason Clark, and Juliette Ray Lynn Pipes; and a half-sister, Wanda Barry, Ft. Wayne, IN.

 

Reverend Doug Flinn will conduct a graveside service on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Raymond Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society or Floyd United Methodist Church in care of Mannasmith Funeral Home who is serving the family.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

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Donald G. Lowe

 

Donald G. Lowe, age 75, of Marysville died Monday, September 17, 2012, at Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home following a short illness.

 

A lifelong farmer, Don was retired from the BF Goodrich/Parker Hannifin plant in Green Camp and in his retirement years worked part-time as an internal mail carrier with the North Union School District.  He was a faithful, active member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and was a 1956 graduate of Leesburg-Magnetic High School.  He proudly served in the US Army Reserves from 1959-1965. 

 

Don was a former president of the North Union Athletic Boosters and was a loyal fan of North Union athletics, along with the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds.  He loved line dancing and square dancing and was an active member of the Community & Seasoned Citizens serving as treasurer and euchre night chairman.  Affectionately known as “Papa”, he and his family enjoyed an annual camping trip to Bugg’s Island Lake, Virginia, where he last waterskied at age 73.  He appreciated “road farming” and found much peace driving the countryside checking on all of the crops.  More than anything, he treasured the love and companionship of his family and friends.

 

He was born February 16, 1937, on the family farm on Lowe Road in Leesburg Township to the late Dana and Lola Perkins Lowe.  He married Ruth I. Greer on March 6, 1963, at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, and she preceded him in death on August 16, 2000.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Shelli Lowe, 2 brothers, Richard Lowe and Russell Lowe, a sister-in-law, Margaret Greer, and a brother-in-law, Jay Greer, Jr.

 

Survivors include his son, Rocky (Jezzie) Lowe, Marysville; 2 grandsons, Brandon and Logan Lowe and a granddaughter, Maddie Lowe; Carolyn Salyers, Marysville, whom he referred to as his “lady friend”; 2 sisters, Virginia Hager and Juanita (Burton) Hecker, each of Florida; 3 sisters-in-law, Tomia Lowe and Hazel (Willis) Wyeth, each of Marysville; and Rita (Darrell) Krasny, Delaware; a brother-in-law, Keith (Sherry) Greer, Marysville; many nieces and nephews; his church family; and longtime family friends and camping buddies, The Bliss Family of North Carolina and Virginia.

 

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Mannasmith Funeral Home where callers are encouraged to dress casually and show their support for the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Pastor Judy Cramer will conduct the funeral service on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Claibourne Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community and Seasoned Citizens or the Pharisburg United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com

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David L. Ogan

 

David L. Ogan, age 68, of York Center died Thursday, September 20, 2012, in the comfort of his own home following an extended illness.

 

He was retired following a 27 year career with the Ohio Reformatory for Women and also served his country for 12 years in the United States Army.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of VFW Post #3320.  David was a member of Millcreek Church of Christ and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs, CO.  He enjoyed camping and travelling in an RV, fishing and hunting, and playing all types of card games.  He was a fan of all sports and more than anything cherished time spent with his grandchildren and new great-granddaughter.

 

He was born February 8, 1944, in Columbus to the late Virgil Ogan and Mary Pierce Ogan Byerly.  He was preceded in death by a brother, James Ogan, a sister, Mary Byerly, his parents-in-law, Jessie & Lucille Boysel, 2 sisters-in-law, Rosie Nichols and Vanessa Boysel, and a brother-in-law, Oliver Boysel.

 

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Julia Boysel Ogan, to whom he was married on July 30, 1963, at the Marysville First United Methodist Church; 2 sons, David Lee Ogan, Jr., West Mansfield; and Jessie Ogan, Columbus; 3 granddaughters, Ashley (Kyle) Morehouse, Haley Ogan, and Megan Ogan; his great-granddaughter, Addisyn Morehouse; 3 brothers, Joe (Bea) Ogan, Carey; John (Pricillia) Ogan, Richwood; and Raymond Byerly, Arcadia; a sister, Mary Kay (Jorge) Hernandez, Antioch, TN; his mother-in-law, Carol Boysel, London; a brother-in-law, Jessie (Edith) Boysel, Marysville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 

Services will be held Monday, September 24, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where friends may call from Noon until the time of the service.  Jack Knox will officiate and burial with military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans Association will take place at York Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com

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James Floyd “Jim” Parr

 

James Floyd “Jim” Parr, age 68, of Marysville died Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Milcrest Nursing Center, Marysville.

 

He was employed for over 27 years as a machine operator with Scotts and in recent years worked with Wackenhut Security on location at Nestles and assisted with activities at Milcrest Nursing Center.  A faithful member of New Horizons Baptist Church, Jim graduated from Marysville High School in 1961 and served in the US Air Force from 1961-1965.  He played softball until he was 48 and was an avid fisherman.  He loved watching sports and was a great fan of the OSU Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

He was born November 3, 1943, in Marysville to the late John Douglas and Tessa Martha Heggenderfer Parr.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John & Robert Parr.

 

Survivors include his wife of nearly 46 years, Patricia Quaintance Parr, to whom he was married on October 16, 1966, in Marion; two daughters, Teresa (Jason) Adams, Albany; and Pamela Parr, a resident of Luther Home of Mercy, Willston; four grandchildren:  Carissa, Brittany, Derek, and Ariel Eckert; four great-grandchildren:  Kayden & Callie Pyles, Audrina West, and Ayreez Miller; a brother, Richard “Dick” (Ruth) Parr, Westerville; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law:  Norma Parr, Marysville; Susan (Brent) Harraman, Marion; Tom (Sharon) Quaintance, Atlanta, GA; and John (Winnie) Quaintance, Jonesboro, TN; close family friends, Carl and Robin Eckert, Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 10, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Reverend Roger Williams will officiate and burial with full military honors will take place at Marion Cemetery, Marion.  Memorial contributions may be made to Milcrest Nursing Center Activities Funds.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com. 

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Services for West Mansfield

 

 

Pamela Joy Blumenschein

 

Pamela Joy Blumenschein, age 66, of Richwood died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Milcrest Nursing Center.

 

A loving homemaker, she formerly owned and operated Smokey’s Restaurant in East Liberty where she was well known for her homemade pies.    She had attended the West Mansfield Baptist Church and was a 1964 graduate of Buckeye Local High School.  Pam was a longtime CB operator in her younger years with the handle of “Smokey” and enjoyed crocheting and playing euchre.  More than anything, she treasured the love of her family.

 

She was born April 27, 1946, in Kenton to the late Merrill M. and Pearl Gregory Poling.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gregory Dale Blumenschein, and 2 brothers, Richard Poling and Robert Poling

 

Survivors include her children Martin (Darlene) Blumenschein, Urbana; Randall Blumenschein, Scio; and Amanda Blumenschein, Canton; several grandchildren; 3 brothers, Stanley (Cindy) Poling, West Mansfield; Winston (Pam) Poling, Prospect; and her twin brother, Patrick (Joyce) Poling, West Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Charles Blumenschein.

 

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.  Reverend William Snyder will officiate and burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Baptist Church.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

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Mona Bailey Dally

 

Mona Bailey Dally, age 94, of West Mansfield died Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital with her family at her side.

 

A loving homemaker, Mona formerly owned and operated Green Acres Beauty Salon in West Mansfield, served as an instructor at the State Beauty Academy in Marion, and worked as a rural mail carrier.  She was a faithful member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and enjoyed membership with the Silver Circle of Kings Daughters and Order of the Eastern Star, Harriett Chapter #9.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Affectionately known as “G.G.”, she treasured time with her family and will be remembered as the World’s Best Pie Baker.

 

She was born May 22, 1918, near York Center to the late Coy and Clara Knox Bailey.  She married John Dally on August 13, 1938, in Bellefontaine, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 1997.  She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Vera Meddles and Ruth Fogt, and 3 brothers, Corwin, Erwin, and Paul Bailey.

 

Survivors include her son, John C. “Jack” (Monika) Dally, West Mansfield; her daughter, Claudia (James) Goodwin, Daleville, VA; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Dally, Gregg (Julie) Goodwin, Shannon (Barton) Sweeney, and John Goodwin; 5 great-grandchildren, Ian Dally, Tyler & Sydney Goodwin, and Tori & Tailyn Sweeney; her sister, Helen Berhalter, Hamilton; several nieces and nephews; and her church family.

 

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.  Reverend Doug Thompson will officiate and burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

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Betty J. Hughes

 

Betty J. Hughes, age 92, of Rushsylvania died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Logan Acres Care Center with her husband and family at her side following an extended illness.

 

She was a First Grade school teacher for many years with Rushsylvania, Buckeye Local, and Benjamin Logan School districts.  She graduated from Rushsylvania High School in 1937 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ohio Northern University.  Betty was an active lifetime member of Rushsylvania United Methodist Church and was a longtime supporter of Logan County Weekday Religious Education.

 

She was born December 27, 1919, in Rushsylvania to the late John Z. and Iva Kilgore Pugh.  She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Jenkins, a sister, Donna Fry, and a brother, Lowell Pugh.

 

Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Clayton Hughes, to whom she was married on June 12, 1937; her daughter, Connie Jenkins, West Mansfield; her son, Joe (Linda) Hughes, Bellefontaine; 6 granddaughters; 8 great-grandchildren; her sister, Helen (Carl) Culp, Rushsylvania; several nieces and nephews; and her church family.

 

Services will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church.  Reverend Gene Phelps will officiate and burial will take place at Rushsylvania Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Weekday Religious Education, PO Box 245, Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or the Rushsylvania United Methodist Women, 152 Rush St., Rushsylvania, OH 43347.  Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home is serving the family.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas G. “Tom” Stanley

 

Thomas G. “Tom” Stanley, age 75, of West Mansfield died Friday, September 28, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

 

He was retired from Navistar following 30 years of employment and was a veteran of the United States Navy.  Tom was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor who loved Dachshund dogs, but found very little enjoyment in cats.  He and his wife travelled many happy miles together in their RV, and he loved to often satisfy his sweet tooth with chocolate candies.  He was an avid hunter in his younger years and was always a sports car enthusiast.  More than anything, he was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a proud grandpa and great-grandpa.

 

He was born July 20, 1937, in Bellefontaine, to the late Granville Stanley and Doris Inskeep Stanley.

 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Floris “Flo” Meddles Stanley, to whom he was married on August 13, 1960, at the East Liberty Church of Christ by the Reverend George Hunt; his daughters, Tami (Tony) Dowell, Zanesfield; and Darlene Stanley, Columbus; a grandson, Adam (Karen) Dowell, Bellefontaine; great-grandson, Ethan; his sister, Barbara (Chris) Proicou, Columbus; a sister-in-law, Dixie (Jerry) Alexander, Melbourne, FL; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors.

 

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Dr. Jason Robson will officiate.  A time for refreshments and additional fellowship will follow the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dachshund Rescue of North America Fund or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

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