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Jan. 14, 2010

Back Boards Donated to Emergency Squads

MedFlight of Columbus and Air Evac Lifeteam of Wheeling, soon to be in New Martinsville, have teamed up to provide the local emergency squads with eight backboards. According to Todd Bailey, of MedFlight, the larger backboards used by the emergency squads made it difficult to load patients into the helicopters. When the problem was identified, MedFlight and Air Evac Lifeteam each provided four backboards to squads. “Dave Kuhn is the man responsible for getting these backboards,” said Bailey. “He does a great job.” Bradley Troy of Air Evac added, “It’s about patients. We collaborated to help the county. It is the right thing to do.” According to Kuhn, Monroe County EMS Coordinator, one backboard will go to each of the six squads and the other two will be placed where needed the most. Shown, from left, are Bailey, Kuhn and Troy. Photo by Martha Ackerman

Ormet to Pay Ohio EPA for Violations

In a settlement with Ohio EPA, Ormet Primary Alumin-um Corp. (Hannibal Reduction Division) has agreed to pay a $12,118 penalty to settle water pollution control violations.

Ormet owns and operates a primary aluminum reduction facility on State Route 7 in Hannibal (Monroe County). The company also operates sanitary and industrial wastewater treatment plants.

Ohio EPA inspected the facility several times and determined that the company violated terms and conditions of its wastewater discharge permit on numerous occasions from July 2004 to June 2009. These violations included exceedances of the permitted limits for certain parameters (e.g., pH, chlorine, aluminum, fecal coliform) in the wastewater discharged to the Ohio River. While improvements at the facility have been noted over the years, violations of the company’s wastewater discharge limits have persisted.

As part of the settlement, Ormet agreed to submit a detailed compliance plan within the month to Ohio EPA for review and approval. Ormet also agreed to achieve compliance with its permit in accordance with the plan once it is approved by Ohio EPA. Lastly, Ormet agreed to hire a certified operator to oversee operation of the company’s wastewater treatment plants, as required by law.

A portion of the civil penalty ($2,424) will go into the Agency’s Clean Diesel School Bus Fund. This fund helps retrofit school buses with pollution control equipment to reduce particulate emissions from the buses’ diesel engines and thereby protect the children who ride the buses. The rest of the penalty ($9,694) will be split equally between Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund and surface water programs.


Around the Burnside   

Word processors should be combined with food processors in case we have to eat our words.

To gain success, starve your problem and feed your opportunities.

I hope the snow birds are happy with our first little visit from the snowman with more promised sooner or later.

What’s so great about snow? It seems like about every Christmas type movie ends with snow starting to come down. Oh well, I guess if we didn’t have snow we would find something else to complain about.

Then I remember several years ago, when we were with a group of young people at Valley Forge, a blind boy from California was among the group. You hardly noticed he was blind as he took part in the program activities.

It just so happened, one day it started snowing. It was one of those kind of floating snows with large flakes. Our blind member ran around all excited catching snowflakes on his tongue. He said and I quote, “I can’t wait to get home and tell mom I’ve seen snow.” I guess it may not be all that bad.

Isn’t it something how things are developed that take all the fun out of things. S'mores, for example. How many of you have been around and toasted a marshmallow, put a chunk of a chocolate bar on a graham cracker, put on the marshmallow and cracker on top and squeeze. A real treat!

Ok, it’s tough to roast a marshmallow without getting it burned just a little bit or maybe more. That’s what makes it good.

I remember at a state 4-H camp we split into small groups and took off to the woods to cook our supper.

We wrapped a hamburger, some slices of potatoes, slice of tomato, pickle and maybe carrots in Reynolds wrap and threw it into the coals after the fire we had built died down. When it was cooked, put in a bun and eaten, we topped things off by making s'mores.

Now this is eating high on the hog. I don’t know if they still do it at state camps. Probably not. It was a lot of fun.

We still cook these several times on the grill or in the oven. If you have not cooked one of these, try it.

Now someone has taken the fun out of making s'mores. For about 20 bucks and probably another 10 for shipping and handling, you can get a couple of neat little things that you can make s'mores in your microwave. No fuss or mess, but no fun. A fun killer.

I almost forgot one of my New Year’s resolutions when I listed my resolutions. I resolve to keep harping about not having an active FFA Chapter in our county during 2010.

It’s a bit late but how would you like to go Christmas shopping with the following list? Tricycles, $2.28, $3.00, $4.50; sleds, $1.08, $1.50 and $1.85; wagons, $2.25, $2.50, $3.25; rocking chairs, $1.50, $2.75; toy trucks and tractors, 10 cents to $1.67; baby buggies, $1.08, $2.00, $3.00; wheelbarrow, 90 cents; Christmas tree lights, 34 cents a set.

Not bad, huh? Ok, this was 70 years ago according to the Caldwell Journal last week.

When I looked over this list, I can remember having only a sled. I’m certain the wheelbarrow we had was not the 90 cent model. You couldn’t have wheeled much of you know what from behind the old cows to the pile beside the barn with it.

You know we hear a lot about reality TV now days. In fact, reality shows can cover about everything. I ask you, how many people have you seen opening a window and scream, “It’s my money and I want it now!” Is this reality?

Did you know 75 percent of people can be wrong? That’s what happened to a poll predicting the winner of the Rose Bowl. I was happy when when Courso put on the duck head. I guess he didn’t know Buckeyes like to go duck hunting. As a result, the Buckeyes ruffled a lot of feathers. Maybe some quacking by the Duck’s quarterback before the game had something to do with it.

I guess we Buckeye fans will have something to talk about until next fall and not listen to those who kept saying they never win the big ones. Go Bucks!!

I liked what Coach Tressel said right after the game was over when he gave credit to everyone including TBDBITL.

Remember, it’s a growling man that leads a dog’s life. Be Happy!!


Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,

My name is Janet Schwall and I am honored to have been voted in as a “write-in” candidate to serve on the 2010 Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education. I recently retired from the district after 22 years of service as an educational aide/secretary and hope now  to give back to serving you as a board member.

Working in the district has enabled me to have a greater understanding of the needs of administrators, teachers, classified personal, parents and most important the students. Being one of the largest school districts in the state of Ohio causes many concerns and complications. My wish came true when the voters said “yes” to new facilities and improvements on existing structures. Now, the task before us is the completion of these structures and making sure the money is spent wisely in order to operate these facilities after completion. This is such a great opportunity for all involved, especially the students.

My goal is to bridge the gap that has separated this district for so many years. I would like to see this community pull together and stand behind our teachers as they educate our young. I believe that we need an open line of communication with the public and I especially would like to see our parents become more involved in helping teachers educate our children. Over the years society has become cold and immoral and I have seen our young suffer the consequences because of that influence. I hope, along with the board and administration, to implement programs in our schools that would encourage good morals, good behavior, self respect and respect for others. I want every child to feel safe and loved when they are in our care. I would also like to be able to see our graduates return to this district for jobs after college.

This will be a learning experience for me, but I plan to make available to anyone who might have a question or concern. I want you to be confident that I will do my very best to serve this district by making good decisions that will benefit our children and educators.

Janet L. Schwall, Woodsfield


Dear Editor:

Thank you for your help in getting the word out to everyone who reads the Monroe County Beacon about the developing Monroe County River Museum. The committee is working diligently to get things going in our building, which was letted to us by the generous folks at the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union. We do need to get a few things upgraded in order to meet our projected opening, possibly as early as June 2010. But the building alone won’t make our museum a success. It’s the people who have experienced or shared the rich history of the Ohio River that will make it a reality.

The opening depends on the public’s willingness to help. We need the help of everyone out there who has their own personal collection of river memorabilia. We hope these kind people will offer the museum some of their collected items so that we can develop and expand our river history story and the exhibits. We know they are out there as I hear weekly that they know this or that person has a great collection of river items. We are only requesting they offer to loan us items allowing us to copy them for our displays and historical documentation. Verification and documentation will be a priority for us as we begin the collection process.

Our first receiving day will be held at the Monroe County River Museum site (the Clarington Credit Union building) on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At that time the committee officers will be there to accept items for loan, donation or exhibit items. We will have forms for each person to help us document the items they are sharing with us. We hope everyone will take time to sort through some of their personal collections and be willing to show us so their river history can be shared with everyone coming to see our museum.

The excitement and anticipation of this museum is building. I want to assure friends and residents of Monroe County that the committee is working hard to make this an authentic historical museum, documenting the rich river heritage of our area. We appreciate the help and support we have received from Team Monroe, the Monroe Arts Council and the Monroe County Historical Society.

We are looking forward to seeing the artifacts and exhibit items people are willing to share with us later this month and hope that Jan. 20 gets us one step closer to developing this collection of Ohio River history.

I am happy to answer any questions regarding the Monroe County River Museum, 740-458-1873.

Barbara Rush, Curator



Commissioners Okay 2010 Appointments

by Taylor Abbott
Staff Writer

Almost two dozen appointments to various boards were made at the Jan. 11 meeting of Monroe County Commissioners.

Re-elected to serve as board president was John Pyles with Carl Davis as vice-president. Remaining as clerk for the commissioners’ office will be Allyson Cox.

The following appointments were approved:

•  Apiary: Jerry Haney
• GMN Executive Commit-tee: John Pyles
• Solid Waste Policy Council: Tim Price
• Buckeye Hills General Policy Council: John Pyles; alternate, Carl Davis
• Buckeye Hills Executive Committee: John Pyles; alternate, Tim Price
• Buckeye Hills RC&D Board: Carl Davis; alternate, Brad Miller
• Buckeye Hills Public Sector: John Curtis
• Buckeye Hills Area on Aging: Tim Price; alternate, Carl Davis
• Child Fatality Board: Susan Nesbitt, health commissioner
• WIA Board: John Pyles, Tim Price, Carl Davis
• Monroe County Health Department Advisory Board: John
• Issue II Integrating Com-mittee: Tim Price; alternate, Carl Davis
• Issue II Sub-Committee: Tim Price; alternate, Carl Davis
• Public Defender: Mark Morrison
• County Court Clerk: Brenda Roberts
• County Court Deputy Clerk: Sunessa Miller
• Airport Authority: Edgar McVey
Following the organizational meeting and appointments, commissioners entered into executive session to discuss county contracts.

Commissioners resumed their regular meeting at 1:15 p.m. During this time, E.O.E Officers for Monroe County were approved. Serving will be Allyson Cox, complaint officer; Denzil Knowlton, alternate complaint officer; James Peters, hearing officer; Jeanette Harter, alternate hearing officer.

Powwow Plans in Progress

Jay Stanley, left, chairman of the Team Monroe Powwow Committee, spoke to Kiwanians recently about a Powwow. The event is scheduled to be held both Saturday and Sunday of the July 4 weekend at Monroe County Fairgrounds. At right is Tom Scott, Team Monroe community Developer. 

by Arlean Selvy

Indian drummers, singers and dancers have been contacted for presentation of a festive Powwow at Monroe County Fairgrounds. To date, at least three tepees will be erected and wolves are slated to take part in the event.

The Team Monroe sponsored educational event is scheduled for the  July 4 weekend, according to Tom Scott, community developer. 

Jay Stanley, chairman of the Team Monroe Powwow Committee, shared information pertaining to the event during a recent Kiwanis meeting. The Powwow committee currently consists of eight people

Born in New York state, Stanley has been a resident of Monroe County for the past 17 years. He has been involved with Native American projects for over 20 years. Stanley was previously involved with concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Emergency HEAP:

Help with Heating Bills

HEAP is a federally funded program that assists income eligible households whose heating services are disconnected, in danger of disconnection, or have less than a ten-day supply of bulk fuel. The program can also assist clients with deposits for primary and/or secondary heat sources to establish service. GMN Tri-County CAC is taking applications through March 31.

Emergency HEAP allows eligible households a one-time payment of up to $175 per winter season for regulated utilities for electric or gas and up to $250 for non-regulated utilities to restore, maintain, or establish home heating service. The program will also pay up to $600 for fuel oil, kerosene, propane or bottled gas and up to $350 for coal or wood.

To be eligible for the HEAP program, an income test based on the past three months or the past 12 months will be done to qualify the household for assistance. You must bring proof of income for everyone in your household, birth dates and social security numbers, and a copy o your disconnect bill or proof of bulk fuel vendor used. Your application will not be processed until you supply this information.

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Melody Ann “Mel” Warner, 56, of Summerfield, died Jan. 4, 2010 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. She was born in Barnesville on Nov. 24, 1953, a daughter of the late Allen Burdette “Smucker” Carpenter and Leah Louisa Leach Carpenter.

She was a dietary aide at the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell; a member of the First Baptist Church, Caldwell; a member of American Legion Post #415 Ladies Auxiliary, Summerfield; and was a committee member for the Noble County Relay For Life.

Surviving are her husband Frank Warner; a son: John Hines and his fiance Danelle Roe of Barnesville; a daughter: Shasta (Chris) McKee of Caldwell; three brothers: Lloyd (Peggy) Carpenter of Summerfield, Mickey (Diane) Carpenter of Summerfield,  Jeffery (Marcia) Carpenter of Sarahsville; a sister: Linda (Bill) Warner of Summerfield; four grandchildren, Justice Hines, Santana Hines, Colton Hines and Abby McKee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son Jason Hines; and a sister Marsha Lynn Baker.

Friends were received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Jan. 7. Friends were then received Jan. 8 at Calais Church, Calais, with Pastor Brian King officiating. Burial followed in the Calais Cemetery, Calais.

Online condolences may be expressed at:wattersfuneralhome.com

Daniel L. Truax, 64, of Battle Creek, Michigan, died Dec. 27, 2009 at Laurels of Galesburg. He died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic while on a missionary trip for Children’s Inter-national in May 2006. He was born on Feb. 2, 1945 in Massillon, a son of the late Harry and Alice (Cline) Truax.

He is a 1963 graduate of Woodsfield High School. He was employed by Ormet Corp., Hannibal, for 21 years, retiring in 1986. He then worked for Thoms Contracting of Bellaire as a contracting supervisor for the construction of Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores.

He was a charter member of the Moose Lodge and the EMS, both in Woodsfield. He was an artist and enjoyed working with wood including woodcarving.

He is survived by his wife Susan J. (Taylor) Truax of Battle Creek, whom he married on June 16, 1995; children: Robin L. (Blaine) Duncan of Washington Court House; Daniel L. Truax Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; and Leah R. (Jeffrey) Ontko of Marietta; step-daughters: Julie M (Kurt) Halder and Kristy S. Orns, both of Ceresco, Mich.; a brother: Richard (Nancy) Truax of Woodsfield; a sister, Shelva Briggs of Woodsfield; and eight grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Charles Briggs.

He had a very special Hospice nurse Jan Gramlich, who took wonderful care of him and made his last year-and-a-half much more comfortable. The last year of care was given on her own time. She was there for Dan and his family, answering her phone and helping out day and night.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions in Dan’s honor may be made online to: www.CaringBridge.org or sent to CaringBridge, 1995 Rahn Cliff Court, Suite 200, Eagan, MN 55122-3401 or Hospice Care of Southwestern Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Grace C. Minder, 101, of Woodsfield, died Jan. 1, 2010 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 28, 1908 in Belmont County near St. Clairsville, a daughter of the late George and Eva Mae Hoff Brown.

Surviving are three sons: William Earl (Bill) Minder of Jerusalem, Donald (Don) Minder of New Matamoras,  Larry Minder of Beallsville; two sisters: Lucille Benning-ton of Canton, Evelyn Garris of Mansfield; a brother: Herrick Brown of Akron; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Earl Minder; a daughter Elda Mae Winland Weyandt; a son Robert (Bob) Minder; six brothers and a sister.

Friends were received Jan. 4 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Jan. 5 with Pastor David Hull-Frye officiating. Interment was in the Cameron Cemetery, Cameron.

Online condolences may be expressed at:www.bauerturner.com

Ralph E. Buckalew, 81, 212 Berkley Dr., Woods-field, died Jan. 9, 2010 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. He was born Oct. 21, 1928 in Bucyrus, a son of the late Straud O. and Grace L. McDermitt Buckalew.

He retired from the Control Department at Ormet Corpora-tion, Hannibal; was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran serving in WWII and was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield.

Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca S. Baldwin of Woodsfield, Janet L. (Jim) Egger of The Woodlands, Texas; two sons, Ralph E. Buckalew II of Melbourne, Fla., Timothy A. (Peg) Buckalew of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice L. Kress Bucka-lew; a daughter, Grace Ann Joyce; a brother, Orlen O. Buckalew; and a son-in-law, Raymond Baldwin.

Friends were received Jan. 11 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Funeral liturgy with Mass was held Jan. 12 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Rev. Father  David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial followed in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Vigil services were held Jan. 11 at the funeral home.

Donavin G. Ring, 79, Louisville, died Jan. 7, 2010 at Aultman Hospital. He was born May 8, 1930 in Ring’s Mill, a son of the late Ernest and Edra Cline Ring.

He was retired from the Timken Co. He was a member of the Northwest Church of Christ in Canton and was an Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, Jeff Ring of California; son-in-law, Marlin Troyer of Hartville; sister, Lucille (Glenn) Mann of Tennessee, brother, Virgil (Jean) Ring of Louisville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Lynn Troyer; and a brother, Gerald Ring.

Friends were received Jan. 10 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, Louisville, where services were held Jan. 11, with Bill Craddock and Lance Lindenberger officiating. Burial followed in Union Cemetery, Louisville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Donavin’s name.  

Ella Grace Baldridge, infant daughter of Clayton and Jana Kuhn Baldridge of Barnesville, died at Wheeling Hospital Dec. 31, 2009.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Chris and Josh, a sister, Emily; maternal grandparents: Glenn and Connie Spence Kuhn of Woodsfield; paternal grandparents: Marvin and Jean Knox Baldridge of Beallsville; and several aunts and uncles.

Private services were held Jan. 3 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Minister Rodney West officiating. Interment in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield.

Online condolences may be expressed at:www.bauerturner.com

Laura O. Stephen, 61, Calais, died Jan. 10, 2010 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. She was born June 16, 1948 in Calais, a daughter of the late Mancel Pierce and Olive Hayes Pierce.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Stephen; a daughter, Connie (Dale) Huntman of Calais; a son, Charles Jr. (Jaime) Stephen of Barnes-ville; three grandchildren, Johnathan Huntsman, Olivia and Grace Stephen; three brothers, Roy (Naomi) Pierce of Killbuck, Joe (Vicky) Pierce of Salesville, Robert (Peggy) Pierce of Salesville;  and three sisters,  Melba (Joe) Carpenter of Calais, Emma Jean Schlosser of Byesville,  and Ocie (Joe) McFrederick of Jerusalem.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Pierce; and two brothers, John and Byrol Pierce.

Private services were held Jan. 13 with burial in Calais Cemetery.

Arrangements by Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, Barnesville. 

Rev. James H. (Mansfield) Powell, Jr., 58, Ronda, N.C., died Dec. 30, 2009 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was the son of the late Jan Crank Powell Mansfield Ferguson and the late James H. Powell, Sr.

He was reared by William Howard Mansfield; graduated in 1969 from Beallsville High School; attended Lee College; and served in the Air Force. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served Him faithfully in many facets of ministry, as pastor and evangelist in every day life for over 30 years. His ministry included congregants in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. By his side for 33 years until her promotion to heaven was his beloved wife and best friend, LaVerna Hemphill Powell. In his latest ministry years he felt drawn to a whole new outreach in the Biker Community. He experienced a new-found freedom of worship and ministering the love of Christ in the lifestyle of a biker. As a vessel of God’s love and joy, he touched and changed the lives of even the roughest and toughest character.

Surviving are two sons, Lawrence Mansfield (Heather)  Powell of Hamburg, Pa., Joshua Adam (Julia) Powell of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, John Mansfield of Kodak, Tenn., William Mansfield of Cleveland, Andrew Ferguson of Columbus; six sisters, Karen Jackson of Ronda, N.C., Carol Ann Roche of Sherborn, Ma., Melissa Krahel of Bethesda, Melinda Schmidt of Columbus, Terri Jenkins and Sharon Murray, both of Ypsilanti, Mi.; step-father, Paul Ferguson of Jerusalem; three grandchildren, Hannah and Elijah Powell and Maya Powell.

Friends were received and service was held Jan. 6 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. Burial followed in Bush Cemetery near Malaga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to cover expenses. Please send contributions to Lawrence Powell, c/o Karen Jackson, 1729 Somers Rd., Ronda, N.C. 28670. 

Margaret I. Christman, 83, Twp. Rd. 562, Holmesville, died Jan. 8, 2010 at Glendora Care Center in Wooster following a period of declining health. She was born Sept. 25, 1926 in Malaga, Monroe County, the daughter of the late Manford and Effie Riley Blowers.

She was a graduate of Beallsville High School and had worked as a seamstress at Apple Creek State Hospital retiring following 17 years of service. She was a member of Holmesville United Methodist Church. She had been a 4-H advisor for several years and enjoyed quilting, sewing and crocheting.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin, whom she married March 4, 1952 in Woodsfield; two sons, Marty (Robbin) Christman of Wooster, Mitchel Christman of Wooster; a grandson, Ryan Christman and his children Shane and Gillian; three granddaughters, Mariah (Ryan) Leifheit, Megan Christman, Madeline Christman; and a brother, Gene Blowers of Lima.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Macy; a brother, Wayne Blowers; and two sisters, Melba Smithberger and Betty Geisey.

Friends were received Jan. 10 and an hour prior to services Jan. 11 at Murray Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Kenn Curren officiating. Burial was in Apple Creek Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Condolences and tributes may be shared at :www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com 

Emma “Maude” Prince, born Nov. 21, 1917 in Malaga, passed away Jan. 11, 2010 at Willow Brook Christian Home

She was a proud and dedicated member of Northland Church of Christ, where she taught four-year-olds in Sunday School for over 35 years. She graduated as valedictorian from Beallsville High school and had great pride for placing first in American History in Monroe County, third in 17 counties and sixth in the state of Ohio. After graduation, she received her cosmetology degree and worked for several beauty salons. During World War II, she worked for the war effort at Timkin Roller Bearing Company. After the war, she married the love of her life, Eugene L. Prince. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. 

After her children were raised, she went to work for the Lazarus Department Stores and retired from Macy’s after 24 years of service. She was a passionate croquet and board game player, especially enjoying Scrabble. She enjoyed watching sports and above all watching basketball with her grandchildren. She had an incredible sense of learning which included reciting poetry.

She is survived by loving daughters: Janet (Larry) Harris and Jill (Randy) Yates; grandchildren: Benjamin (Christina Barry); Rebecca and Stephen Harris; Sarah (Jason) Wing; David, Rachael, Bethany and Daniel Hudson; Ashley Proctor and Kristin Yates; great-grandchildren: Isaac, Thomas and Juliann; along with several nieces and nephews. She adored animals and leaves behind beloved cats: Bebe, Grabeaux and Maggie.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, who she had been married to for 52 and-a-half years.

Family will receive friends Jan. 15 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road where a funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Elder Frank Chappell III officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates in Reynoldsburg. Donations may be made in her name to Willow Brook Christian Home, 55 Lazelle Road, Columbus, OH 43235. To send condolences, visit: