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
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
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
Then I remember several years ago, when we were with a group of
young people at Valley Forge, a blind boy from
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
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
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
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
Janet L. Schwall, Woodsfield
Thank you for your help in getting the word out to everyone who
reads the Monroe County Beacon about the developing
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
Our first receiving day will be held at the Monroe County
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
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
I am happy to answer any questions regarding the Monroe County
Barbara Rush, Curator
Okay 2010 Appointments
by Taylor Abbott
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,
• Buckeye Hills Executive Committee: John Pyles; alternate, Tim
• 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
• 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
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
Born in New York state,
has been a resident of
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.
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.
A household of three would READ MORE IN THE JAN. 14 MONROE COUNTY BEACON
MELODY ANN WARNER
Melody Ann “Mel” Warner, 56, of Summerfield, died Jan.
4, 2010 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional
was born in Barnesville on Nov. 24, 1953, a daughter of the late
Allen Burdette “Smucker” Carpenter and Leah Louisa Leach
She was a dietary aide at the Summit Acres Nursing Home,
Caldwell; a member of the First
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,
Pastor Brian King officiating. Burial followed in the
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
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
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,
or Hospice Care of Southwestern Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI
GRACE C. MINDER
Grace C. Minder, 101, of Woodsfield, died Jan. 1, 2010
at the Woodsfield Nursing and
Center. She was born May
28, 1908 in
County near St.
Clairsville, a daughter of the late George and Eva Mae Hoff
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,
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
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
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,
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,
Vigil services were held Jan. 11 at the funeral home.
DONAVIN G. RING
Donavin G. Ring, 79, Louisville,
died Jan. 7, 2010 at
Hospital. He was born May
8, 1930 in Ring’s Mill, a son of the late Ernest and Edra Cline
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
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,
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice
in Donavin’s name.
ELLA GRACE BALDRIDGE
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
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,
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
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
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.,
MARGARET I. CHRISTMAN
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
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
retiring following 17 years of service. She was a member of Holmesville United
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
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
Emma “Maude” Prince, born Nov. 21, 1917 in
Malaga, passed away Jan. 11, 2010 at
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
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
Home, 55 Lazelle Road, Columbus,
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