MANSFIELD — Euretabelle Braden, 77, of Mansfield died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Oak Grove Manor after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 17, 1927, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Homer and Anna (Heldenbrand) Smith. Euretabelle attended Mansfield schools and was an officer in the Richland Electric Co. for many years. She and her husband, Harold, lived in Ashland before moving to Mansfield in 1950. They then joined the First United Methodist Church. Throughout her life, Euretabelle enjoyed comforting others in times of sickness, most especially sitting for numerous hours with a special friend who had polio. Euretabelle enjoyed her grandchildren’s visits, card playing, garage sales, general shopping, traveling, volunteering at “The Store,” and creating the first Christmas Wunderland at the Richland County Fairgrounds with her husband. She also loved to sew for her children.
Euretabelle is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold Braden of Mansfield; two daughters, Judy (Robert) Jewell of Mount Vernon and Robin (Robert) Burkhardt of Ontario; grandchildren, Cassandra and John Frazier of Mount Vernon, Jennifer and James Leggett of Enon, Troy and Lisa Burkhardt of Berea, Lentcen Burkhardt of Arlington, Va., Jason Braden of Mansfield, Justin Braden, Nick and Michele Braden, all of Hilton Head, N.C., and Bryce Burkhardt and Karling Burkhardt of Ontario; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Rodney Braden.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Friends may also call one hour prior to a 2 p.m. memorial service Friday, Feb. 11, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Tobias officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to MedCentral Hospice. Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.
Judson M. Edwards
COLUMBUS — Judson M. Edwards, 82, of Columbus, formerly of Sunbury, died at his home Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 2005.
He was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Galena to Wilson and Gladys (Utley) Edwards. A graduate of Sunbury High School Class of 1941, he went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Nyoka (Jones); a son, Larry (Rachel) Edwards of Sunbury; grandchildren, Ben, John and Samuel; a brother, Charles Edwards; and sisters, Betty Day and Mary Ellen Justice.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Bernadine (Fife) Edwards, on April 7, 1988; and sisters, Ida Mae Edwards and Geraldine Daugherty.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Ben Blowers and the Rev. Sue Antolik will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Galena Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Florence M. Murray
SUNBURY — Florence M. Murray, 79, of Sunbury died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
She was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Condit to Glendon and Levena (Lott) Comstock. A graduate of Sunbury High School Class of 1943, she was a homemaker and minister’s wife. Active with the youth groups of, and attended, Genoa Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Ladies Aid. She enjoyed flowers and Christian music.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, the Rev. Charles W. “Bill” Murray; sister, Ruby (Charles) Nettelhorst of Sunbury; special friends, Russell and Chris Fry; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Comstock, in 1994.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Friday at a.m. Pastors Frank Carl and Wayne Booth will officiate. Interment will follow in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Fargo Wesleyan Church, 4010 County Road 15, Marengo, OH 43344. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.