SUNBURY — Gerald R. “Bud” Shuter, 90, of Sunbury died at home Feb. 14, 2005.
He was born June 27, 1914, in Greens Runs, Ohio, to Henry C. and Clara E. (Hixson) Shuter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He worked for Haydocy & Daniels Pontiac until 1969, and was a self-employed auto body repairman until 1993. He was a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church, Linden Lodge F&AM 637, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Shrine; and a life member of Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by a brother, Arthur W. Shuter of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; sisters, Margaret Walters of Scottsdale, Ariz., Clara Keene of Sunbury and Mary Davis of Clearwater, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Dew) Shuter, on June 1, 2002; brothers, Henry C. and Harold H. Shuter; and sister, Mary L. Shuter Davis.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where Masonic service will be at 6:15 p.m. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Leon F. Snyder
BELLVILLE — Leon F. Snyder, 84, of Snyder Road, Bellville, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2005, in the emergency room of MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an apparent heart attack.
He was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Worthington Township, Richland County, to Harvey C. and Fern (Forbes) Snyde.
He is survived by his children, Gary L. and Shirley Snyder of Bellville, Charles M. and Pat Snyder of Shelby, Kay J. Snyder of Reynoldsburg and Connie Sue and Robert Mowry of Bellville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia A. (Knight) Snyder, on April 26, 2003; and a sister, Marjorie O’Hearn.
A graveside service will be Friday at noon in Zion Cemetery near Butler, with the Rev. Ken Kinley officiating. American Legion Post 535 will hold graveside military honors. The family will receive friends in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until time for the graveside service.
Memorial contributions to the Worthington Township-Butler Rescue Squad may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James E. Spratt
HYDE PARK, N.Y. — James E. Spratt, 77, a lifelong Hyde Park, N.Y., resident, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005.
He was born March 12, 1927, the son of the late James Edward Sr. and Genevieve (Murphy) Spratt. He was a descendant of the original settlers of Hyde Park (Jacobus Stoutenburgh) and president for 42 years of the Stoutenburgh-Teller Association. He was a member and vestryman of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Collyer); a daughter, Suzanne (Charles) Grater; a son, Richard (Patricia) Spratt; two granddaughters; a sister; a niece and nephew; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association, P.O. Box 156, Hyde Park, NY 12538-0156; or St. James’ Episcopal Church (for restoration of Parish House), 4526 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Mr. Spratt will be sadly missed by his cousins here in Mount Vernon.
WARSAW — Kathleen Louise Williams, 88, of 36660 U.S. 36, Warsaw, died Feb. 15, 2005, at the Coshocton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1916, in Coshocton County to Verrell M. and Lulu Mae (McCluggage) Richcreek. She was a homemaker, a local seamstress and pie maker. She was a member of the Nellie Chapel United Methodist church and a 1934 graduate of Coshocton High School. She was a 60-year member of the Walhonding Valley Grange, a 45-year member of Coshocton OES and a 65-year member of Guilford Pythian Sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna Gayle (Gary) Willey of Warsaw; five grandchildren, Jerry (Janet) Austin of Coshocton, Sherri Vickers of Dundee, Garry Austin of Warsaw, Mara Lee (Donnis) Mitchell of Coshocton and Kara Willey of Warsaw; 12 great-grandchildren, Dustin Austin, Andrew, Matthew and Katie Vickers, Nicole and Zach Austin, Gabe, Maisie, Jake and Mandalin Mitchell, Shelby Fortney and Gunner Willey; and a sister, Mary Ruth Critchfield of Bellefontaine.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.I. “Peck” Williams, whom she married June 6, 1936. He died Jan. 17, 1983. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Paul and Robert Richcreek.
The funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, where visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday until service time. The Rev. Gary Rinker will officiate. Burial will be in Darling Run Cemetery near Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812; or Nellie Chapel United Methodist Church, 320 Third St., Nellie, Warsaw, OH 43844.