Our Obituaries

Harold E. Douglas

August 20, 1928 - January 25, 2018

Harold E. Douglas, 89 of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at the Fairfield Medical Center. Harold was born in Lancaster, Ohio on August 20th, 1928 to the late Charles E. and Lillie Mae Douglas. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1947, a United States Army Veteran, and a firefighter for the Lancaster Fire Department for 24 years. Harold was a member of the Lancaster...
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Betty J. Wilson

April 19, 1925 - January 23, 2018

Betty J. Wilson, 92, passed away Tuesday January 23, 2018. She was born April 19, 1925 in New Holland, Ohio to the late Edgar and Edith Byers Davis. She was a member of the Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wilson and her brothers, Bob, John, Thad and Joe Davis.She is survived by her sons, James Wilson of Lancaster, and David (Patti) Wilson of...
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Stephen Richard Gihl

August 14, 1956 - January 21, 2018

Stephen Richard Gihl, 61 of Lancaster passed away on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center. Stephen was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 14th, 1956 to the late Richard and Rosealee Gihl. He was an employee at Target for 32 years. Stephen is survived by his siblings, Pamela (Gene) Sprang; Annette Bark; and Richard M. Gihl; as well as several nieces and...
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Joan Wright

March 17, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Lancaster - Joan Elizabeth Battles Wright, age 90, passed away peacefully at Pickering House on Saturday, January 20, 2018, following an extended illness. She was born March 17, 1927, in Rock Island, IL, and resided in Galesburg and Chicago, IL. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Angels Academy in Clinton, IA, and attended Northwestern University, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi...
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Richard Mathias

October 8, 1941 - January 17, 2018

Richard "Dick" Ross Mathias, 76 of Lancaster passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born October 8, 1941 in Lancaster, Ohio. Dick retired from Ralston Foods Inc. after 26 years of service. He was a member of the Pinto Car Club of America and The United Ford Owners. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy J. Mathias, daughter and son-in-law, Christy...
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Bessie E. Martin

December 16, 1922 - January 17, 2018

Bessie Elizabeth Martin, 95 of Lancaster passed away on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center. Bessie was born on December 16th, 1922 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Charles L. and Vinnie B. Thompson. Bessie was a member of The Community Church in Royalton, Ohio as well as the Olivedale Senior Center. Bessie is survived by her grandchildren; Gregory Martin,...
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Keith V. Mackie

December 1, 1957 - January 17, 2018

My name is Cathy and I had the privilege to be married to Keith for almost 42 years. I always told him that 40 years were good. Laughter was a part of who we were. His mother (Carol Poff) and I had the honor of holding his hands as he went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17th, 2018. He had three "favorite" children and 8 amazing grandchildren, Kendra (Bill) Crowell, Austin and Kaylee,...
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Gene E. Cole

December 18, 1928 - January 11, 2018

Lancaster - Gerald E. (Gene) Cole passed away on January 11, 2018. Born in New Lexington, Ohio on February 18, 1928 to parents Gerald and Rosenell Cole, and raised in Lancaster, Gene attended Lancaster City Schools where he was a track and field star, elected to the Lancaster High School Hall of Fame. Moving on to The Ohio State University, Gene was again a sports stand-out, and was also inducted...
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Paul D. DeLong

October 22, 1932 - January 8, 2018

Paul D. DeLong, 85 years old, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2018. Having spent hiswhole life seeking to fulfill his purpose, whether through family, work, or service to his countryand community, his heart grew tired and finally came to rest. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Freeda DeLong, his brother and sister-in-law Lowell and Rhoda Dell DeLong, and brother-in-law...
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Donald W. Beery

July 11, 1929 - January 7, 2018

Donald W. Beery, 88 of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday January 7th, 2018 at the Rose Lane Nursing Center. Don was born in Lancaster, Ohio on July 11th, 1929 to the late Herbert and Margaret Beery. He was a Lancaster High School Graduate and retired from the Sales Department at Diamond Power. He also enjoyed working on the family farm. Don was a 50 year member of the Masons, and the Knights...
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Howard Bradley Hartman

April 18, 1958 - January 4, 2018

Lancaster - Howard Bradley Hartman, 59, of Lancaster passed away on Saturday January 6th, 2018 at his residence. Brad was born on April 18th, 1958 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Howard E. and Viola J. Hartman. He was a graduate of Hocking College and had worked at Anchor Hocking for many years. Brad loved anything that involved with being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed...
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Joseph Leroy Schultz, Jr.

April 5, 1969 - January 4, 2018

Joseph Leroy Schultz Jr., 48 of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on April 5, 1969 in Lancaster, Ohio to Joseph L. and Carolyn S. Schultz Sr. Joe worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 27yrs as a Transportation Technician. He was an avid fisherman, and had a great passion for hunting. He was also a loyal Chevy truck man and took pride...
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Gregory L. Moyer

September 10, 1954 - December 31, 2017

Gregory L. Moyer, 63, of Baltimore passed away on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at the Mount Carmel East Hospital. Greg was born on September 10th, 1954 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Richard and Alnita Moyer. He was a graduate of Liberty Union High School, as well as a graduate of The Ohio State University; where he received his degree in Agricultural Science. Greg was an employee at Nationwide...
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Odus O. Smith

August 29, 1913 - December 24, 2017

Lancaster - Odus O. Smith, 104 of Lancaster passed away on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center. Odus was born on August 29th, 1913 to the late George C. & Okie R. Smith. He was a hard worker and had retired from Rockwell as an aircraft mechanic, as well as Anchor Hocking. Odus is survived by his daughter, Twila K. (Thomas) Huber; grandson, Michael S. Huber; and many...
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Alnita M. Moyer

May 6, 1922 - December 23, 2017

Lancaster - Alnita Moyer, 95 of Lancaster passed away on Saturday December 23rd, 2017 at the Lanfair Center. Nita was born on May 6th, 1922 in Herrin, Illinois to the late Moody and Mary Abernathy. She was a member of the Thurston United Methodist Church. She enjoyed getting together with her group, "The Girls" every week.She is survived by her sons, Rodney (Patty) Moyer, and Greg (Gina) Moyer;...
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Alice Rose Tucker

October 3, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Alice Rose Tucker, 89, of Logan passed away on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at Logan Health Care Center. Alice was born on October 3rd, 1928 in Sugar Grove, OH to the late Lee Roy & Florence (Shull) Kraft. She was employed by Western Electric in Columbus, OH and later retired as a supervisor in the Nuclear Division of Diamond Power. Alice was a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Logan,...
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Patricia Louise Hunter

June 19, 1935 - December 15, 2017

Patricia L. Hunter, 82, formerly of Lancaster, passed away December 15th, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Patricia was born June 19, 1939 in Lancaster to the late Chairth and Helen Jackson. She was a devout Christian who loved her Lord and Savior. Patricia also enjoyed traveling, especially to the sunshine of Florida. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother...
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Joyce Moore

March 26, 1949 - December 8, 2017

Joyce Moore, 68, of Lancaster, went to be with the Lord Friday, December 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1949 in Davella, KY to the late John and Josie Howard. Joyce was a devout Christian. She enjoyed spending time with her family, tending her flower garden, and feeding hummingbirds. Joyce is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years, Roy Moore; children, Ramona...
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Garold L. Dunn

May 4, 1959 - December 5, 2017

Garold L. Dunn, 58 of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday December 5. 2017. Garold was born May 4, 1959 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Garold and Wanda Imler Dunn. He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda, parents and several aunts and uncles. Garold is survived by his wife of 17 years, Debbie Dunn, children, Ryan (Sally) Dunn, Haley (David) Dunn, Danny (Darlene) Dalton, Shawna (Joe)...
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Margaret E. Davies

October 7, 1949 - November 22, 2017

Margaret "Peg" E. Davies, 68, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday November 22, 2017 at the Pickering House after a two year battle with cancer. Peg was born October 7, 1949 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Robert and Anne (Nash) Bennett. Peg leaves behind her daughters, Danielle Siders and Carrie Rhonemus, son-in-law, Brent Siders and grandchildren, Emilee Siders, Layne, Kalley and Leah Rhonemus;...
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James D. Blosser

February 8, 1933 - November 21, 2017

James D. Blosser, age 84 of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. James was an avid sports fan.He is survived by children, Pam (Nick) Palladino, Mary (Mark) McGee, Jimmy (Kimm) Blosser; five grandchildren: Noel Palladino, Alyssa Palladino, Marque (Becca) McGee, Mindy (Jake) Campbell, Miles (Krista) McGee; seven great grandchildren; Naia Salas McGee,...
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Gearld T. Brannon

June 30, 1947 - November 20, 2017

Gearld T. Brannon, 70, of Lancaster, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at his residence. Gearld was born on June 30th, 1947 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Phillip and June Brannon. He always put his family first, and loved witnessing to others about Jesus Christ. He and his wife Deborah were actively involved in foster care and they took care of over 100...
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Anna L. Hay

January 10, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Anna L. Hay, 72 of Lancaster passed away November 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Anna was born in Pickaway Co. to the late Paul and Etta (Swank) Hay. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. She owned and operated Ye Olde Lancaster Flower Shop for almost 50 years with her mother, sister and niece. Anna was a person of simplicity who took joy in the little things of...
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Marie E. Boggess

May 17, 1929 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Jerry L. Wysong

May 15, 1937 - November 13, 2017

Jerry L. Wysong 80, of Lancaster passed away Monday November 13, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. Jerry was born May 15, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio to the late William Henry and Dessie Ried Wysong. Jerry was a long time member of The First Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder and Church Historian. He served in Columbus Koinonia. He is survived by his son, Bryan (Lisa) Wysong of Lancaster,...
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Avanell Hunt

October 19, 1929 - November 12, 2017

Avanell "Nell" Hunt, 88 of Carroll, passed away on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at the Homestead Center. Nell was born on October 19th, 1929 in Glo, Kentucky to the late Lewis and Cora Fannin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrol, as well as an avid reader.Nell is survived by her daughter, Lois Hale; grandchildren, Kristie (Kelly) Null, William (Christi) Georgie, and Davida ...
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Annalu Hill

November 26, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Mary Jane Boyer

March 20, 1923 - October 31, 2017

Mary Jane Boyer, 94 of Pleasantville, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Pickering House. Mary Jane was born on March 20, 1923 in Lancaster, OH to the late William and Edna Hartman. She was married to the love of her life, Emerson Boyer on November 25, 1945. Mary Jane was a member of the Zeigler Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was an excellent cook and really enjoyed preparing food for...
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Wayne E. Davis

January 9, 1927 - October 31, 2017

Wayne E. Davis, 90, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday October 31, 2017 at Crestview Rehabilitation. Wayne was born January 9, 1927 in Baltimore, Ohio to the late William and Ruth (Springer) Davis. Wayne graduated in 1944 from Liberty Union High School and in 1947 Bliss Business College Majoring in CPA - Accounting. He was employed 42 years at Vory's Brothers, Inc., starting in 1947 in Pricing...
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Mary Jo Stratton

March 13, 1933 - October 30, 2017

Mary Josephine (Whitmore) Stratton , 84, passed away Monday October 30, 2017 at her home in Lancaster. She was born March 13, 1933 in Salem, Virginia. Mary Jo was a 1950 graduate from Williamson High School in Williamson, West Virginia. She retired from Drew Shoe Corporation after 20 years as Receptionist, Telephone operator and Payroll clerk in the business offices on Quarry Road. Previous...
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Elza F. Wears

March 3, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Lancaster: Elza F. Wears, 88 passed away on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the Pickering House. He led a full and rich life in Lancaster, Ohio. Elza was a United States Navy serviceman as a young man. He went on to work in sales and then started and ran his own construction company for many years. Elza enjoyed singing and playing guitar. He spent many happy years enjoying "Springbriar", which he...
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Rose M. Vandermark

July 4, 1929 - October 27, 2017

Rose M. (Fosnaugh) Vandermark, 88, of Lancaster, passed away Friday October 27, 2017 at Main Street Terrace Care Center. Rose was born July 4, 1929, the daughter of the late Homer L. and Viola (Rush) Fosnaugh Sr. She was a seamstress and had a foster home for childcare for many years for Fairfield County Children's Services. Rose enjoyed going to Amish Country, working outside, sewing,...
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Mary Lou Thompson

October 12, 1928 - October 23, 2017

Mary Lou Manson Thompson, 89 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at the Fairfield Medical Center. Mary Lou was born in McConnellsville, OH to Joseph Ross Manson and Julia Cook Manson on October, 12th, 1928. She graduated from Berne Union High School in 1946. Mary Lou enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching, and spending time with family and friends. She was a 25 year employee...
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Darla Sue Johnson

December 13, 1969 - October 21, 2017

Darla Sue Johnson (Montgomery), 47 of Carroll, Ohio passed away on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Pickering House. Darla was born on December 13th, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio to James and Mary Johnson. She was a 1988 graduate of Bloom Carroll High School and was a Child Care Provider for Mom & Me Academy, as well as a former employee of Meijer.Darla is survived by her spouse, Justin Montgomery;...
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Ronald L. Moore

October 16, 1950 - October 20, 2017

Ron Lee Moore, 67, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Fairfield Medical Center on Friday October 20th, 2017. Ron was born on October 16th, 1950 in Lancaster to the late Harold "Buck" Moore and Irene Moore. He was a 1968 graduate of Lancaster High School and served in the Air Force From 1969-1973. He was proud to be a Veteran. He was employed at Anchor Hocking and A...
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Robert F. Corwin

December 17, 1921 - October 20, 2017

ROBERT F. CORWIN, age 95, passed away October 20, 2017 in Lancaster, Ohio.He was born on December 17, 1921 to Fred and Edith Corwin in Lancaster, Ohio. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School, class of 1940. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II surviving the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars. In 1948, he married Alice Ford, his wife of 69...
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William Andrew-Hoyt Stewart

January 31, 1934 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Daniel L. Ochs

September 29, 1938 - October 12, 2017

Daniel L. Ochs,79, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday October 12, 2017. He was born September 29, 1938 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Clarence M. and Frances E. (Eyman) Ochs. Dan was a member of First Presbyterian Church Choir and Lancaster Community Chorus. He served in the US Army from 1960 to 1964 as a Hospital Specialist. Dan had a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; He was the owner...
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Ronald J. Zahm

April 18, 1929 - October 12, 2017

Ronald Joseph "Bud" Zahm 88, passed away Thursday October 12, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. Born a "Corn Husker" in Beatrice, Nebraska to the late Andrew and Agnus (Quinowski) Zahm. Bud decided to pursue a career in the United States Army. From Private in a Parachute Maintenance Battalion in 1947, to the end of a challenging career as a Colonel/Corps Adjutant General, followed with a tour on...
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Jack Stillinger

December 22, 1937 - October 8, 2017

Jack L. Stillinger, 79, of Lancaster passed away on Sunday October 8th, 2017 at the Mount Carmel East Hospital. Jack was born in Coshocton, Ohio on December 22nd, 1937 to the late Kenneth and Helena Stillinger. Jack had served his country in the United States Navy Reserves. He retired from AT&T as an engineer after 39 years of service. He was an avid golfer and upon retirement was...
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Jay Dean Russell

January 9, 1955 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Tyler Wesley Hayes

June 18, 2001 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Jenna N. Ruff

January 6, 1936 - September 29, 2017

Lancaster: Jenna N. Ruff, 81, of Lancaster passed away on Friday September 29th, 2017 at the Fairfield Medical Center. Jenna was born in Lancaster, Ohio on January 6th, 1936 to the late M.H. and Helen Brown. She was a longtime member of the Fairfield Christian Church. Jenna will always be remembered as being a devoted wife and a loving mother. She will be dearly missed.Jenna is survived by her...
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Alice J. Henderly

August 1, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Alice J. (Azbell) Henderly, 87 of Lancaster Passed away Friday September 22, 2017. Alice was a life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary and D.A.V. Auxiliary.She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard (Phyllis) Starner, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister, Jenny Bontrager, brothers, Pat Azbell, Gene Azbell and Larry Azbell, many nieces & nephews.She was preceded in death by her...
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Linda Summers

September 30, 1955 - September 19, 2017

Linda Summers, 61 of Lancaster passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017. She was born September 30, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Arch and Vicie McIntosh Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Rick Summers; nieces and nephews, Kim Price, Kelly Johnson, Charles Williams, Matt Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Heather Kelley, Amber Daniels, Arch Johnson, Shellie Barber, Christy Bernardin, Amy Knox;...
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Jean W. Gray

June 11, 1928 - September 18, 2017

Gwendolyn Jean Gray, 89 of Lancaster, OH passed away on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at the Lanfair Rehab and Nursing Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on June 11th, 1928 in Arbuckle, WV. The daughter of Forest and Lena (Sayre) Wandling. Jean was a 1945 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and attended Franklin University. She worked for many years at BIS and retired from...
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Shirley C. Foust

November 30, 1939 - September 1, 2017

Shirley C. Foust, 77, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday September 1, 2017 with her family at her side. She was born in Lancaster on November 30, 1939 to the late Anthony J Ayers and Mary Catherine Souders Ayers. Shirley retired from Anchor Hocking after 37 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Roger Ayers, sister, Karen Weisman.She is survived by her...
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Olive Marie Sheets

September 24, 1922 - August 29, 2017

Olive "Marie" Sheets, 94, passed away August 29th, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 24th, 1922 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Peter H. and Annie Smith Burger. She was a member of the Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church and an avid OSU fan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Earnest W. Sheets.She is survived by her sister, Irene Hager, of Pleasantville; brother...
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Larry James Gibson

July 14, 1950 - August 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Alice L. Ety

March 6, 1921 - August 26, 2017

Alice L. Ety, age 96 of Lancaster died on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the Lanfair Center for Rehabilitation. Alice was born on March 6th, 1921 in Lancaster to Albert A. and Edith A. Eslinger. Alice was married to Olen A. Ety on August 4th, 1943. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Alice started working at Ohio Power, before becoming a loving mother and...
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Mary Karen HENDERLY

April 27, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Mary Karen Henderly

April 27, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Mary Karen Henderly, 78 of Lancaster passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at the Fairfield Medical Center. Mary Karen was born in Lancaster, Ohio on April 26th, 1939 to the late Richard J. and Pauline Reef. She graduated from Carroll High School in 1957. Mary Karen was very active in many organizations including the Fairfield County Fair Board, and working in the Art Hall for more than...
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Harry Herbert Ricketts

June 29, 1920 - August 22, 2017

Harry Herbert Ricketts, 97 of Lancaster, Ohio, went to be with his Lord at Bickford Senior Living at 5:46 AM, August 22nd, 2017, after spending the previous day with family and loved ones. Harry was born June 29th, 1920, in Sugar Grove, Ohio, to William and Clara (Sheets) Ricketts. He graduated from Berne Union High School in 1938 and married Della(Shull) Ricketts on May 31st, 1941, at Trinity...
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Janenne R. Thomas

November 3, 1937 - August 17, 2017

Lancaster: Janenne R. Thomas, 79 of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at the Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH. Janenne was born on November 3rd, 1937 to the late Raymond O. and Louise Heacock in Lincoln Twp., OH. She graduated from Cardington High School and received her Bachelor's degree from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY. Janenne was a teacher for many years and...
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Betty L. Browning

February 22, 1923 - August 15, 2017

Betty L. Browning, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Tuesday August 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Bessie Werts, born February 22, 1923. Betty was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, retired School Teacher of 35 years, long time Sunday School Teacher and church piano/organ player. She is survived by children, Linda, Sara and son, Jack; 17 grandchildren...
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Leonard R. Cornell

January 30, 1928 - August 11, 2017

Leonard R. Cornell, 89 of Lancaster passed away on Friday August 11th, 2017 at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center. Leonard was born in Buffalo, West Virginia on January 30th, 1928 to the late Benjamin A. and Virginia Cornell. He had retired from Rockwell Aviation, now Boeing Aviation after 29 years of service. Leonard loved to tinker in his garage and was also loved by all, especially the...
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Martha I. Peck

October 12, 1931 - August 9, 2017

Martha "Marty" (Lambert) Peck, of Lancaster passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 9th. Marty Isabel Moore was born on October 12, 1931 in Crooksville, OH. She is survived by her husband Bryce "Bud" Peck, daughters Mallory (Don) Hite, Connie (Jon Leeke) Lambert and Teri (Bill) Grine; step-daughters Jennifer (Richard Corney) Hyme, Mary (Bill) Shonk, and...
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Joyce Ann Cheadle

January 2, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Joyce Ann Cheadle, 71, of Pleasantville, passed away on Monday August 7th, 2017 at the Fairfield Medical Center. Joyce was born in Huntington, West Virginia on January 2nd, 1946 to the late Joseph N. and Erma Rife.Joyce is survived by her children, Julie Arnold, Tina Hursey, and Mark Rice; grandchildren, Andrew Hursey, Corry Hursey, Letica Rice and Addysen Arnold; great-grandchildren, Bailey,...
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William C. HUTCHINSON

March 5, 1937 - August 5, 2017

William "Bill" Hutchinson of Amanda, passed away August 5, 2017. He was born in Lockbore, Ohio. He graduated from Amanda High School in 1955. Bill was a skilled carpenter, he attended the Amanda United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sue (Geisinger) Hutchinson; daughter, Lisa Gabriel of Circleville; son, Bryan Hutchinson of Laurelville, Ohio; 3 grandsons, Jeremy...
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Wayne C. Jackson

June 4, 1942 - August 2, 2017

Wayne C. Jackson, 75 of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at the Pickering House; after a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 4th, 1942 in Lancaster. Wayne was a 1962 graduate of Berne Union High School and a contractor for several years. He was a member of the Lancaster Old Car Club, as well as the Eagles. He liked to take walks in the mall every Monday, which he...
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Eloise Jane Randolph

April 6, 1924 - July 31, 2017

Eloise Jane Randolph, 93, of Lancaster, formerly of South Zanesville, passed Monday July 31, 2017 at Worthington Christian Village, Columbus, Ohio. Eloise was born April 6, 1924 in South Zanesville, Ohio to the late John and Edith Garrett. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Esther Circle, Olivedale IMP Group and the Child Conservation League. She worked at JC Penny of...
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Bruce Bruce Haning

March 2, 1933 - July 19, 2017

Charles "Bruce" Haning, devoted husband, loving father, caring papaw, and friend, joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Bruce's strong faith, along with countless prayers, love and care of family and friends provided unbelievable support throughout the past few months.Bruce Haning was born on March 2, 1933 to Charles Haning (deceased) and Myrtle (Saxton) Haning ...
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Bob R. Wenger

September 1, 1930 - July 17, 2017

Lancaster: Paul Robert "Bob" Wenger, 86 of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2017 at. He was born on September 1, 1930 in Bluffton, OH to the late Paul and Marguerite (Logan) Wenger. Bob was a 1948 graduate of Lancaster High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Ohio State University and Wittenburg College. Bob enlisted in the United States...
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David C. Conrad

November 17, 1975 - July 16, 2017

David Clayton Conrad, born on November 17, 1975, a kind-hearted soul taken too soon, passed away suddenly at his home on July 16, 2017. David was a free spirit, who had an infectious smile, a comforting hug, a huge compassionate heart with a love of the outdoors, animals, reading and music. David attended Berne Union High School, enjoyed special times mushroom hunting with Grandma Harrison and...
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Christina C. Wears

December 30, 1943 - July 7, 2017

Christina Cole Wears, Lancaster, passed away Friday July 7, 2017. She was born December 30, 1943 in Lancaster to the late William and Jackie Cole, owners of Cole's Supermarket. Chris was a graduate of Lancaster High School, Denison University, and received Masters' Degrees from both Bowling Green State University and The Ohio State University. Her career in education included being a...
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Rose M. Holland

January 13, 1952 - July 6, 2017

Rose Holland, 65, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. She attended Blessings Memorial Church and was a member of Ladies Auxiliary, Amvets Post 1985. Rose was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bob Holland, daughter, Tiki (Chuck) Porter, son, Kyle Holland, grandson, Blake Porter, sister, Tara (Billy) Lecrone, brother, Bob (Peggy) Rizer. She was...
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Linda K. Smith

October 8, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Linda Kay Smith, 74 of Laurelville, lost the long fight on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at the Fairfield Medical Center. Linda was born on October 8th, 1942 in Carroll, Ohio to the late William and Beatrice Grover. She was a graduate of Carroll High School. Linda will be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and caregiver to all others. She enjoyed horseback riding, all sporting activities and...
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Betty Jean Arent

September 14, 1925 - June 28, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Betty (Reid) Arent, 91 of Lancaster Ohio. Surrounded by her loving family Betty passed to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. Betty joins the love of her life, husband Peter E. Arent and son Malcolm Keith Arent Sr.Betty was born to the late Bertha (Wilson) and John Reid Sr. on...
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Donald R. VanHorn

September 18, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Donald R. VanHorn, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23 at Fairfield Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Dad was the president of both his Senior Class and National Honor Society chapter at Lancaster High School in 1947. He was a varsity letter winner in baseball and basketball in his high school years. Don went on to earn a degree in finance from Ohio University in 1951 and...
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Les R. Hardwick

May 27, 1940 - June 21, 2017

Leslie Ray Hardwick, Sr., passed away from this life on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born May 27, 1940 to Kenneth and Frances Hardwick. He was the older of their four sons. He graduated from Rushcreek Memorial High School in 1958 and served in the Air Force from 1958-1962 where he was an aircraft mechanic. He retired from Ohio Paperboard in 1995 where he was a...
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Wilma G. Heath

June 26, 1917 - June 20, 2017

Wilma "Bunny" G. Heath, 99, passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017 at her residence. Bunny was born in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania.She received her Associate Degree from Indiana State Teachers College (Pennsylvania) and later earned her BS and Master's in Education from Ohio University. Bunny was selected as a Jennings Foundation Scholar, recognizing her as one of the state's most effective educators. ...
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Amparo P. Boggs

October 30, 1920 - June 17, 2017

Amparo P Boggs, 96, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017 at the Pickering House. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church and American Foreign Service Association. Amparo is survived by her children, Arlene McBride, Gary (Jennifer) Boggs all of Lancaster, Maureen Boggs of California and Theodore Boggs of Australia; grandchildren, Paul, Krista, Tayelor, Elliott, Chantal...
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Mary Maxine Getz

November 28, 1934 - June 17, 2017

Mary "Maxine" Getz, 82, Lancaster, passed away on Saturday June 17th, 2017 at the Pickering House. Maxine was born on November 28th, 1934 in Hollister, Ohio to the late Harlan and Mary (Yocum) Williams. Maxine was a member of several bowling leagues and loved being a part of the Gab Eat and Gossip Club. She enjoyed traveling, fishing with her husband Jim and loved baking for others. She enjoyed...
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Herman Hertenlehner

November 12, 1922 - June 10, 2017

Herman J. Hertenlehner, age 94, from Lancaster, OH passed away on Saturday, June 10-2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on November 12-1922 to the late Katie and Joseph Hertenlehner of Sugar Grove, OH.Herman attended Berne Union High School. In 1942, he married Susan Jackson from Sugar Grove, OH and they were happily married for 53 years and had two children- Sue (Christy) Hertenlehner...
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Robert H. Benson

July 9, 1934 - June 9, 2017

CARROLL: Robert H. "Brownie" Benson, 82, of Carroll, passed away suddenly at home June 9, 2017. He was born July 9, 1934 to the late Halvin and Mary Benson in Carroll. Bob was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church; he graduated from Bloom-Carroll High School in 1952. He loved spending time on his CB Radio and computer. Bob worked at Lancaster Glass and Anchor Hocking for 15 years...
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Denise Cook Cook

June 15, 1954 - June 8, 2017

LANCASTER: Denise E. Cook, 62, of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at her residence. Denise was born in Lancaster, Ohio on June 15th, 1954 to Harry Z. Cook Jr. and Janice (Godown). Denise was a hair designer for 30 years and had owned her own business. She was an active volunteer with the Central Ohio AIDS Coalition and a fundraiser for their organization. Denise had fought a...
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Marlene Brown

March 15, 1937 - June 8, 2017

Marlene Brown, 80 of Lancaster, passed away Thursday June 8, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. Marlene was born March 15, 1937 in Xenia Ohio to the late Wiley and Vida Manker. Marlene was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lancaster. She was a former school teacher at Wellington City Schools. She is survived by her sons, Terry (Jill) Brown, Kevin (Karen) Brown; daughter, Pat (John)...
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Koltyn N. Wells

December 21, 1998 - June 5, 2017

Koltyn Nichlos Wells, 18, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Grant Medical Center as the result of an accident doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. Koltyn was born December 21, 1998, in Lancaster, Ohio. He attended Fisher Catholic High School where he played football and graduated from Lancaster High School in 2017. Koltyn was a multiple organ donor saving 5 lives with...
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Betty Brown

November 4, 1932 - June 1, 2017

LANCASTER: Betty Jane (Blosser) Brown, 84, of Lancaster passed away on June 1st, 2017 at her residence. Betty was born on November 4th, 1932 on Jerusalem Road east of Bremen, OH to the late Fred Blosser and Shirley Robinson. She was a 1950 graduate of Bremen High School and worked at the headquarters of Anchor Hocking for 8 years. Betty loved to knit and cook. Betty met her loving husband Ronnie...
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Elizabeth Ann Glaze

May 7, 1920 - May 31, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Glaze, 97, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017. Betty was born May 7, 1920 in Canal Winchester Ohio. Betty was a life member of the Lancaster United Brethren in Christ Church. She graduated from Canal Winchester HS Class of 1939, retired from Anchor Hocking after 29 years. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca J. Wells, daughter-in...
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Paul Edwin Bateman

September 30, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Paul E. Bateman, 85, of Logan passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at his residence. Paul was born on September 30th, 1931 in Nelsonville, OH to the late Robert W. & Gladys Bateman. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion #420, the Moose Lodge and the Freedom Memorial Church of Christ since 1949. Paul...
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Ruth Cummans

April 13, 1945 - May 24, 2017

Ruth E. Cummans, 72, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully while surrounded by the love of family and friends on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born in Nelsonville, OH on April 13th, 1945 to the late Carlos "Johnny" and Phyllis Linton. Ruth retired from Anchor Hocking. Ruth enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved spending the winters in Okeechobee,...
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Peggy Ann Dougherty

January 27, 1953 - May 24, 2017

Peggy Ann Dougherty, 64 of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, May 24th 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Peggy was born on January 27th, 1953 to the late Donald W. and E. Ann Woods in Washington Courthouse, OH. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Peggy loved her grandkids and they were her whole world. She loved to sing, and wan an Air Force wife for 20 plus years; traveling all...
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Rita F. Happeny

October 25, 1942 - May 18, 2017

LANCASTER: Rita F. Happeny, age 74 of Lancaster, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2017 at Fairfield Medical Center. Rita spent her life taking care of others, was a devoted loving wife and best friend as well as being a wonderful caring mother and grandmother.Rita owned and operated an adult care facility in Pleasantville for over 30 years taking care of the elderly and...
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Brett Alan Smith

December 2, 1991 - May 16, 2017

Brett A. Smith II, 25 of Pleasantville passed away on May 16th, 2017. Brett was born in Lancaster, Ohio on December 2nd, 1991. He was a lover of life and good clean shoes. Brett will be missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his mother, Corina Smith; step-father Nathan Smith; brothers, Zacharieh, and Joeseph (Paige); sisters Chanael (Ryan) Adams, and Chasity; as well as many other...
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Franklin L. Cole

July 12, 1933 - May 15, 2017

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George J. Poling

May 25, 1930 - May 13, 2017

George J. Poling, 86, of Lancaster passed away on Saturday May13th, 2017 at the Pickering House. George was born in Logan, Ohio on May 25th, 1930 to the late George and Flora Poling. George was an avid outdoorsman, loving every minute spent outside. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster and retired from the US Postal Service after working for more than 30 years. George...
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Michael K. McKinnon

January 13, 1961 - May 10, 2017

Michael K. McKinnon, 56, of Sugar Grove passed away on May 10th, 2017 at his residence. Mike was born on January 13th, 1961 in Columbus, Georgia to Gerald A. and Birta McKinnon Sr. Mike retired from the Air National Guard, after serving for 35 years. He had started his career as a Crew Chief on the A7 and had retired as a KC 135 Air Technician (Boom Operator) working out of the Rickenbacker Air...
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Deborah Sue Henshaw

July 24, 1962 - May 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home & Memorials, Lancaster, OH.
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Treva Friesner

June 10, 1933 - May 5, 2017

Treva J. Friesner, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at the Homestead Center. Treva was born on June 10th, 1933 to the late Wesley and Nellie Mae Schryver in Baltimore, Ohio. Treva did officework for many different churches throughout her life. She was a longtime member of the Fairfield Christian Church in Lancaster. Treva loved her church and was known by many as a people...
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Darl E. Moury

September 28, 1927 - May 4, 2017

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Jim Rauch

September 28, 1934 - April 25, 2017

Jim Rauch, 82, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday April 25, 2017 at his residence. Jim was born September 28, 1934, the son of the late John and Rose (Herold) Rauch. Jim was a member of Pleasant Chapel Church of God, first station manager of WFCO 90.9 and co-founder of the station. He was a US Air Force Veteran.He is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Debbie Methvin, John Rauch, Chris Rauch...
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Robert L. McCray

May 24, 1935 - April 25, 2017

Robert L. "Bob" McCray, 81 of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Pickering House. He was a member of the Victory Hill Church and US Army Veteran. Bob retired from Ohio Oil Gathering Corporation after 38 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sally Crozier McCray, son, Dr. James R. McCray; sister, Kay Boyle of Georgia and brother, Jack (Diane) McCray of...
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Glenn F. Stahly

June 22, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Glenn Francis Stahly, 89, of Lancaster, went home to be with God on Monday, April 24, 2017. Glenn was born in Van Wert, OH to the late Gerald and Vera (Holtzapple) Stahly. Glenn was a devout Christian. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of The Ohio State University and Bluffton University. He loyally served as a U.S. Government employee for 40 years, receiving the Outstanding Civilian...
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Margaret Eleanor Johnson

March 19, 1921 - April 24, 2017

Margaret E. (Henry) Johnson, 96, passed away Monday April 24, 2017. Margaret, a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, resided for all except three of her years in Lancaster, Ohio. She was born March 19, 1921, to Edgar and Daisy Henry and lived her childhood in her family home, now the Henry Manor, and lived most of her married life across the street in a house built by her husband in...
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Geraldine Saunders

October 14, 1928 - April 23, 2017

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Dayton C. Pugh

August 29, 1991 - April 22, 2017

Dayton C. "DJ" Pugh, 25, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his residence. DJ was born on August 29th, 1991 in Lancaster, OH to his parents, Dayton C. and Tammy M. Pugh Sr. DJ loved fishing and camping, as well as muscle cars. He also really enjoyed working in the garden and planting flowers.DJ is survived by his parents; brother, Christopher Lee Pugh; half-brother,...
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Shirley J. Goodwin

September 17, 1933 - April 14, 2017

Shirley J. Goodwin, 83 of Lancaster passed away on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at the Pickering House. Shirley was born in Connellsville, PA on September 17th, 1933 to the late William and Martha Beatty. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved the companionship of her dog, Guy. Shirley was retired from Diamond Power.She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Jack Solt

August 20, 1949 - April 13, 2017

NEW PLYMOUTH: Jack Carl Solt, 67 of New Plymouth, OH, passed away on April 13th, 2017 at his residence. Jack was born in Fairfield County, OH on August 20th, 1949 to the late Thomas M. and Nola Marcelle Solt Jr. He was an alumnus of Bloom Carroll High School, as well as lifelong wood worker and carpenter. He was married to his loving wife Linda for 37 years. Jack will always be remembered for...
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Delno H. Williams

October 13, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Delno H. Williams, 94, of Lancaster passed away on Thursday April 6th, 2017 at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center. Delno was born in Williamsport, Ohio on October 13th, 1922 to the late Raymond and Margaret Williams. He was a lifetime member of the DAV.Delno is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, William L. Williams; grandsons, Bill (Paula) Williams Jr., and Scott Williams; great-grandchildren,...
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