NEWARK — Charles Bodle, 84, of Newark, beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his residence.
Born July 22, 1919, in Fallsbury Township of Licking County, he was the son of Charles and Edith (Crawford) Bodle and was a 1938 graduate of Perry Pike High School in West Carlisle. He lived his entire life in Fallsbury Township, was proud to call, Ohio, Licking County and Fallsburg his home. He served as Fallsbury Township trustee, and a school board member of Fallsbury and Eden townships. Mr. Bodle was also a former board member of Licking County Farm Bureau. He was a lifetime farmer and also worked for 52 years as a custom sheep shearer and worked in the building trades as well.
He was a member and past chairman of the Licking County Sheep Committee and was given the first Licking County Master Shepherd Award. He served as a delegate and wool buyer for Midstates Wool Growers and other companies. He was awarded lifetime membership in Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and charter member of the Agrology Club which later became Professional Agrarians. Charles was a life long member of Rocky Fork Church of Christ and past trustee of the church.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 16 years, Twila (Mizer-Morningstar) Bodle, whom he married Feb. 13, 1988; two sons, Thomas (Beth) Bodle of Newark and David (Sharon) Bodle of Wooster; a brother, William (Lillian) Bodle of Santa Fe, N.M.; three sisters, Harriet Miller and Charlotte (Everett) Smith, both of Newark, and Edith Moore of Lancaster; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bodle and Glenna (Harper) Lambert; five grandchildren, Diana Montgomery, Alicia Bodle, Kara Bodle, all of Newark, Christopher (Heather) Bodle of Howard and Eric Bodle of Wooster; step-grandchildren Lisa Dupler of Columbus and Jill Dupler of Newark; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Zachary O’Flaherty, Alexyss Bodle, Megan, Cameron and Ethan Montgomery of Newark and Bryce Bodle of Howard; stepchildren, Esther (Andy) Panyik, Lester (Jennifer) Morningstar, Leon Morningstar, Ellen (Bob) Colopy, Larry (Sue) Morningstar, Leslie (Tamela) Morningstar, Evelyn (Bob) Smith, Eva (Mark) Ledbetter, Lee Morningstar, Lynn (Jill) Morningstar and Eileen (Troy) Hill; 27 stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther (Glover) Bodle, whom he married April 25, 1943, and who died March 19, 1986; two brothers, Robert and Clarence (Ted) Bodle; and a sister, Betty Ritchey.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 1850 W. Main St., Newark, where funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Minister Cory Campbell and Pastor Bryan Dahlke will officiate. Burial will be in Fallsburg Cemetery.
The family requests contributions to the Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus 43229; or Rocky Fork Church of Christ, 12969 Techniglas Road, St. Louisville 43071. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home
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Hannah M. Meyer
MOUNT VERNON — Hannah M. Meyer, infant daughter of Jim and Stephanie (Lawhorn) Meyer, was stillborn Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Hannah is survived by a brother, Logan James Meyer of the home; paternal grandparents, Phil (Darlene) Meyer of Bellville and Darlene (Roy) Wilson of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Steve (Susan) Lawhorn of Cincinnati and Carol (Mark) Costa of Cincinnati; paternal great-grandparents, Lucille Meyer of Mount Vernon and Dorothy Gross of Mount Vernon; maternal great-grandparents, Christine Lawhorn and Leo Brinkman; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Hannah was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather,
Charles Meyer; maternal great-grandfather, Don Lawhorn; and maternal great-grandmother,
The family will observe a private graveside service. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.