James E. Crawford
WARSAW — James Edwin Crawford, 60, of 36807 Ohio 715, Warsaw, died Sept. 20, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born May 20, 1944, in Coshocton to James H. and Doris (Whitney) Crawford. He was a lifetime farmer, cattleman and resident of the Walhonding Valley. He retired in June 2004 after 27 years of service as a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Coshocton Area Feeder Calf Improvement Committee, Coshocton County ASCS Soil Conservation Committee and the Ohio Hereford Breeders Association Board of Directors. He was a past board member and treasurer for the River View Community Park. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Italy from 1965-1967.
Jim never knew a stranger. He immensely enjoyed visiting and conversing with his numerous friends, acquaintances and patrons of his mail route.
He is survived by his wife, Valorie (Shrimplin) Crawford, whom he married Nov. 15, 1968. Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer (John) Shuey of Powell and Jewell (Terry) Barlow of Wellston; a son, Justin (Jaime) Crawford; his adoring grandchildren, Jarrett and Jamison Shuey and Kiki Louise Barlow; a sister, Nancy Crawford of Coshocton; and his mother-in-law, Eloise Shrimplin of Warsaw.
The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw, with graveside military service conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the River View Community Park, P.O. Box 399, Warsaw 43844.
Charles J. Hall
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. — Charles J. Hall, 78, of Berrien Springs, Mich., died Sept. 20, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Houston, Texas, to John E. and Helen O. (Watters) Hall. He was a member of the Niles Westside Seventh-day Adventist Church in Niles, Mich., and ASCAP. He was the former chairman of the music department at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. He was an author and composer of music and was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Quedens) Hall, to whom he had been married 55 years; two sons, Stephen J. (Gail) Hall of Centerville and Thomas F. (Sue) Hall of Midland, Texas; two daughters, Linda (Loren) Taber of Mount Vernon and Deborah L. Hall of Hendersonville, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be at a later date in Niles, Mich. Memorial contributions may be made to REACH International Inc., P.O. Box 34, Berrien Springs, MI 49103. The North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Robert L. Hartrum
NEWARK — Robert Lee Hartrum, 62, of Newark died Sept. 20, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, following a courageous battle with leukemia.
He was born Oct. 2, 1941, in Utica to Clarence E. and Della (Cayton) Hartrum. He was a truck driver employed by Able Transit, and was a U.S. Army veteran and reservist.
He is survived by his lifetime friend and caregiver, Louise Hartrum; sons, Eddie (Heidi) Hartrum of Frazeysburg, Bobby Hartrum and his fiancee, Charity, of Lancaster and Brian (Amber) Hartrum of Licking County; daughters, Chris Hartrum of Newark and Kellie (Randy) Wellman of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; sisters, Judy (Augie) Angeletti of Mount Vernon, and Shirley (Luke) Roach and Joyce Sue (Jim) Bachus, both of Newark; and brother, James (Terry) Hartrum of North Carolina.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastor Dan Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519, Columbus 43210.
Thomas P. Kelley
FREDERICKTOWN — Thomas P. Kelley, 77, of Zent Avenue, Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at his residence. Arrangements will be through the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Vera P. McNutt
COLUMBUS — Vera Pauline McNutt, 78, of Columbus, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Sept. 19, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Morrel Elmo and Helen Margariti (Moreland) Myers. She was a member of the Willow Grove Advent Christian Church in Mount Liberty, and a past member of the WHF&M Society of the church. She was a former member of the Four Square Gospel Church.
She is survived by four sons, Stephen (Joan) McMains of Anchorage, Alaska, Paul S. (Earlene) McMains of Wooster, Donald McMains of Mount Vernon and Terry McNutt of Columbus; a daughter, Pamela McNutt of Columbus; a grandson, Johnathan McMains of Las Vegas; a sister, Marge (Gordon) Shuff of Lock; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Chrisman and Alice Tarr; and a brother, Sam Myers.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Friends may call in the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral. Burial will be in Lock Cemetery with Pastor Carl Hankins officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion 43302. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Mary E. Orsborn
NEWARK — Mary Elizabeth Orsborn, 82, of Newark died Sept. 19, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.
Mrs. Orsborn, a homemaker, was born July 19, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Miles and Myrtle (Porter) Izenburg. She was a member of Christian Endeavor United Methodist Church, Utica Senior Citizens and Utica Circle of Faith.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Cecil R. Orsborn of Newark; a son, Randy (Marcia) Orsborn of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Kimberly Orsborn of Mahtowa, Minn.; a sister, Ruth Phillips of the Orlando, Fla., area; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Nicholas and Matthew Orsborn; and a foster grandson, Louis Harris.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica. Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Christian Endeavor United Methodist Church, 1415 Londondale Parkway, Newark. Pastor Richard L. Smyers will officiate. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984A Coffman Road, Newark 43055; or American Cancer Society, 649 E. Main St., Lancaster 43130.