News-Journal from Mansfield, Ohio (2024)

-111Y IV gritt-vr ire'gr-v Alr Irvyr-vry lr me-v. 10-4rit mr-IF eV Ar It lir NY ip vflp Argriv," 2B OBITUARIES NEWS JOURNAL Sunday, April 5, 2007 Ernie G. Martin James IL Di Arcot Robert 'Peanuts' Baker April N. Gordon MANSFIELD April N. Gordon, 22, died unexpectedly Iliesday, July 31, 2007 in Ft.

Pierce, Ha. April was born March 30, 1985 in Fort Pierce, Florida to Brenda Kay Gordon and Dar- rell Barton. She worked in retail sales and was a good hearted in- dividual who Gordon loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews. Surviving are her parents; two sisters, Carmen (Theodore) Huffman and Sarah Gordon both of Mansfield; two brothers, Josh Atwell and Stephenie Myers, and Darrell Barton, Jr. all of Mansfield; special long time friends; Stasha Simmons, Tiffany Myers; and six nieces and nephews, Austin Huffman, Alexis Huffman, Asia Huffman, Dashawn 1Ws, Brandon Atwell, and Alyssa Atwell.

April was preceded in death by her grandfather, Donald Gordon. Friends may be received from 5-8 p.m. Thesday, August 7, 2007 at Werner Funeral Services, 175 W. Third Street, Mansfield. A celebration of life funeral service will follow at 8 p.m.

Memorial ifttlj! contributions slkt may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services. Online condolences may be made to the family at Janet M. (Oney) Boss ASHLAND Janet M. (Oney) Boss, 69, died Friday, Aug.

3, 2007 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Boss was born No. vember 12, 1937 in Dayton, daughter of the late, William Birdie (Blair) Oney. She had lived most of her life in the New London and surrounding area.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She accepted the Lord May 9, 1976 at the New London 1st Baptist Church, she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin daughters, Jacqueline Marie Murray of Carrollton, OH and Veronica Sue Murray of Red Bluff, CA; sons, Benjamin Boss of Norwalk and Brian (Beatrice) Boss of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Pauline Flemming of Galion, Carol LaVern Cutcher of Clarksfield and Crystal Kay Moore of Beallsville, OH. She was preceded in death by her step father, Kenneth Campbell; brothers, Charles William E. and Roger Oney; and sisters, Christine M.

Gemmel and Phyllis L. King. Friends may call 24 7-9 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2007 at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main New London, where funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m.

lnesday, August 7, 2007. Pastor Randy Raynes of the Fellowship Baptist Church will officiate and burial will follow in Fitchville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, 424 S. Main Mansfield, Ohio 44907. Online condolences at

Margaret A. Fisher Cfrer MANSFIELD Margaret A. Fisher Gfrer, 86, formerly of Brookwood Way, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2007, at Mifflin Care Center. Margaret was born in Savannah, Ohio May 9, 1921 to Howard and Lone Ila Crooks Calhoun, who both preceded her in death.

She was a member of Mayflower Congregational Church and was a homemaker. She loved music Der and was a member of the Gfrer's Concert Band. She also liked fishing and cooking. Margaret is survived by 3 sons: Dennis Fisher of Denver, Bill Fisher of Greenville, NC, Tom Fisher of Mansfield, 1 step-son Joseph Gfrer of Mt. Gilead; 3 step-daughters: Martha (Ted) Selby of Mansfield, Frances Leitenberger of Mansfield, Maryann (Bill) Boaden of Toledo; 3 grandchildren: Chris, Kaine and Marie; 6 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Fisher in 1977 and her second husband Frank J. Gfrer in 1997. Friends may call at Herlihy-Tinsman Funeral Home, 173 Park Avenue West, on Monday from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thesday at with Rev.

Dr. Gary Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Windsor Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mayflower Congregational Church. Online condolences can be sent to

1 1 Vz CHARDON James It DiMeolo, 79, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at University Hospital in Cleveland. James was born in Coraopolis, on Nov. 30, 1927.1Ie had lived in Chardon the past six years, moving from Canton. James served as assistant superintendent at Alliance City Schools and Canton City Schools and superintendent at Wickliffe City Schools.

He also had been principal at Aurora, Solon and Navarre schools. Ile retired from education in 1983 after 30 years. James married June Cover on Dec. 19, 1953, in Mount Gilead. She survives him.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and working out. He also enjoyed boating while living at Atwood Lake. James was an avid reader and enjoyed all activities with his 15 grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, James is survived by two sons, Christopher P. DiMeolo of Chardon; Gregory (Karen) DiMeolo of Chardon; one daughter, Leisa A. (Mark) Tebbs of Augusta, 15 grandchildren, Ryan (Arnanda); Erin; Nathan; Elizabeth; Benjamin; Matthew; Daniel; Jesse; Jared; Mark; Lauren; Marcus; James; Matthew; and Lydia; and his dog, Sparky. James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sarah (Grey) DiMeolo. Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m.

Monday at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (on Ohio 44, 500 feet south of Ohio 6Chardon Square) in Chardon. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thesday at the Church of St. Mary with the Rev.

Thomas Giles officiating. There will be a private family burial in Johnsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for an educational scholarship fund that will be established in James' memory Three in jail after drug raid in Crawford County TIRO Three people were arrested Friday for felony drug trafficking in the culmination of a six-week investigation, The Crawford County Sheriff's Department searched a home at 5413 New Haven Road and arrested Tabitha Simmonds, 38, and Michael Booker, 29, both of 5413 New Haven Road. Also arrested was Charles Geer, 47, of Shelby. Eight other people were detained at the scene.

Authorities seized suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia and money. Additional charges may follow pending a review by the Crawford County Prosecutor's Office. Assisting in the investigation were the Bucyrus and Shelby police departments and the METRICH Enforcement Unit. News Journal staff report Ida B. Campbell-Ward 1 0( I rd MANSFIELD Robert "Peanuts" Baker, 81, of Beechdale Drive died Thursday, Aug.

2, 2007, in MedCentraliMansfield Hospital following a long illness. Robert was born February 18, 1926 to Russell and Viola (Yarger) Baker and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1944. After graduat- ing high school, Robert placed his country first and enlisted in Baker the United States Navy. He served from June 1944 to June 1946 and he was honorably discharged with 8t the rank of Yeo- man 3rd Class. Baker After his time in the service Bob used his GI Bill to make his way through college.

He graduated from Heidelberg College earning his bachelor's degree. On August 9, 1958 he was married to Jean Sinerson with whom he celebrated 48 years of love and commitment. Bob retired from White Westinghouse after working 38 years as an Electrical Engineer and Cost Analyst Advisor. After retirement Bob gave his time as a volunteer at Richland Newhope impacting children's lives with compassion and heartfelt care. A competitor at heart, Robert loved athletics especially basketball.

While playing basketball for Mansfield Senior, Robert earned the honor of being All-Ohio. In 1995 he was inducted into the Mansfield Senior High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Bob loved to play golf, he could be found at any area course. Robert was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church for 50 years. Bob "Peanuts" Baker will be remembered by friends and family for his constant encouragement and kindness.

He was a perfectionist who did all things well and will remain a beacon in the hearts of those he pushed to become better. He is survived by his loving wife Jean Baker of Mansfield and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a great-great nephew. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother William Baker and a brother-in-law Jim Sinerson. A memorial service will be at a later date. arrangements are under the direction of the 'Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal rc-1 Church, the Friendly House, or the Mansfield Se- 6- nior High School Snyder Fuheral Hall of Fame As- Homes soc iation. Online condolences to the family may be at David Crupper MANSFIELD David Crupper, 18, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. Arrangements are pending with Finefrock-Williams Funeral I Iome.

James Its Schell BUCYRUS James R. Schell, 73, died Friday evening, Aug. 3, 2007, at Bucyrus Community Hospital after a three-year illness. Arrangements are pending at Munairnstill Funeral Home. LACARNE Ernie G.

Martin, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Stein hospice Care Center in Sandusky. Martin went to be home with the Lord. He was born on November 28, 1939 in Fairmount, WV to James and Sina (Ledsome) Martin. On December 9, 1995 in Florida he married Nellie M.

(Jones), and she survives. Ernie worked for Taylor Metal in Mansfield for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Faith Family Worship Center, Port Clinton and Moose Lodge 1610, Port Clinton. Ernie enjoyed fishing, playing bass guitar at his church, tinkering around the house, spending time with family, and helping others. Ernie is survived by his loving wife: Nellie; son: Brian (Cindy) Martin of Butler, OH; daughters: Loretta (Denny) Artrip of Mansfield.

OH and Tammy (Rodney) Ohl of Ashland, OH; step-daughter Debbie (Brad) Westlake of Shelby, OH; step-son: Rick Fenton of LaCarne, OH; brothers: Ralph (Carol) Martin of Mannington, WV and Chester (Carol) Martin of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister Flora (Bill) Adkins of Mansfield, OH; brother-in-law: James Reese; sister-in-law: Charlotte Martin; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: William "Bill" (Gurtha) Martin, Oscar (Geneva) Martin, Harold Martin, Jessie Reese, Sadie (Kenneth) Shuck, Geraldine Martin, and Katy Pauline Martin. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Jim Comstock at 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2007, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services, from 2-4 p.m.

at the funeral home. Memorial contributions for Ernie may be given in care of the family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at Helen R. Southard MANSFIELD Helen R.

Southard, 89, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Wood lawn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 29, 1918 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Max and Josephine Cervinski. She worked at Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. for 33 years.

Helen enjoyed spending time at her cottage at the lake and playing bingo. She especially enjoyed her winters spent in Florida with her husband. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Doris Norris, Virginia and Robert Zody and Bev and Ray Maffett, all of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Marcia Southard of Mansfield; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, James K. Southard, parents, great-great grandchild, Christopher Schmidt, sister, Sophie Rachel, and three brothers, Frank, Joe and Jimmy Cervinski.

Friends may call Monday, August 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. 'lliesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

Online guest registry at J. today! 1 1 Dennis a Adkins ST. MARIES, IDAII0 Dennis O. Adkins, 57, died July 19, 2007, in a camping accident near Smithville, W.Va.

Dennis was born on September 30, 1949 in Mansfield to Robert and Olvie (Adkins) Britton and was graduated from Lexington High -2) for- School 1 Dennis served in the Unites States Marine I 1 Corps from 1969 to 1973 aboard Adkins the USS Holland and was a member of the United States Color Guard while stationed in Spain. Proud to serve his country, he often said that it was an honor to wear his uniform. Residing in St. Manes, Idaho, Dennis loved the wildlife the country offered. He had a passion for hunting big game such as bear and elk.

Dennis could also be found casting a line from along the shores of the Salmon River. Dennis is survived by his daughter Alyssa Adkins of Galion; brothers and sisters-in-law Otha and Helen Adkins of Galion, Ezra and Cara Adkins of Tennessee, David and Cindi Stallard of Bell-vile, Steve and Becky Stallard of Bellville, Ed Stallard of Butler, and Chuck Stallard of Mansfield; sisters and brothers-in-law Olvie Britton of Lucas, Ree Rush of Mansfield, Cheryl and Don Haynes of Mansfield, and Virginia and Rick Haynes of Mansfield along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his smider parents and Avis Funeral Stallard. liomes Arrangements have been made through BelIville Snyder Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting

I Edward J. Schroeder LOUDONVII LE Edward J. Schroeder, 63, of Ohio 39, died unexpectedly at his home, Thesday, July 24, 2007. Mr. Schroeder was born June 26, 1944 in Abilene, Kansas, the son of the late Edward John and Gloria (Stein-born) Schroeder.

He had lived in the Mansfield area from 1969 until moving to Loudonville in 1995, after being raised in Kansas. He was a 25-year employee of United Telephone Company, Mansfield retiring in 1989. He had most recently worked viith 'fruax Printing of Loudonville. Ed loved woodworking and playing golf. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Kenton and Janine Schroeder of Spring Hope, NC; 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Stacey and John Meyer of Salina, KS, and Jackie and Michael Lewis of Raleigh, NC; and 5 grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday, August 6, from 6-8 PM in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville. Graveside services will be held in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Enterprise, Kansas at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805. Online condolences may be left for the family at Carl and Lala Griffith MANSFIELD The family of Carl and La la Griffith will hold a graveside memorial service 10 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Mansfield Memorial Park. Family and friends are welcome. Carl (Nov. 2005) and La la (March 2007) died in Ft.

Meade, Fla. control of the car, according to the Mansfield post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. She was taken to lkledCentranlansfield Hospital and later flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus with severe head trauma. She was listed in critical condition. James E.

Sticluley MANSFIELD James E. Stickney, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at his home. Born October 21, 1946 in Shelby, he was the son of Robert and Eileen (Clark) Stickney. He was employed as a controllernetwork technician with Mansfield Screw Machine.

Mr. Stickney attended First Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Marieva (Grove) Stichey; two sons, Jacob Stickney and Joshua Sticlmey, both of Ashland; parents, Robert and Eileen Sticlmey of Shelby; grandson, Joshua Stickney; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Peggy Stickney of Clyde; and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no services or calling hours at this time. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made L74 to the Amen-can Cancer Society, Ohio Division, North Region, 10501 Euclid Cleveland, OH 44106. Online guest registry at On the Web For the latest sports, weather, wire reports and breaking news, go to ri, Ackerman i August 2004 She has not died who left me For better land of day. She would not so bereave me She is only "lust away" And right behind life's curtain Beyond all grief and pain There'll be a happier dawning a 'it hen we shall meet again. We love and miss you dearly.

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