Nona D. Abrams
GAMBIER — Nona D. Abrams, 71, of Newcastle Road, Gambier, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Ruby K. Basham
SUNBURY — The Rev. Ruby K. Basham, 81, of Sunbury died Feb. 22, 2005, at Outlook Manor in Westerville.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1924, in Webbville, Ky., to Henry and Bertha (Johnson) Bryant. Ruby had formerly worked for Kilgore’s, Columbus Millpar, operated the Berkshire General Store and was owner/operator of Basham’s Retreat. At the age of 53, she became a minister, and was a founding member of the Olive Green Cornerstone Community Church.
She is survived by sons, Bernard of Granville, Cliff (Natalia) of Gahanna, Dan (Betty) Basham of Sunbury; daughter, Shelby (Ray) Tudor of Westerville; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; brothers, Ed, Don, Jim and Bill Bryant; sister, Mary Browning; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where a service celebrating her life will be Sunday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Wayne Knisley and Dr. Robert Sayre. Interment will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
HOWARD — Brenda Hubbard “Wakinyan Wanbli Winyan,” 55, of Clipse Road, Howard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 14, 1949, in New York to the late Frederick and Janet (Puffer) Bird. Mrs. Hubbard was well known for her wood sculptures.
She is survived by a son, John Hubbard of California; two daughters, Lalania Harris of Glenmont and Karla Hubbard of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Jane, Romeo, Amor, Angelo and Antonio; three brothers, Frederick Bird, Joseph Bird and Edward Bird; and two sisters, Candice Gerbracht and Mary Robinson.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Serpent Mounds in Peebles. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Kathleen McCracken, 66, of Centerburg died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Grant Medical Center.
She was born June 2, 1938, in Licking County, the daughter of Samuel “Otis” and Evelyn (Babcock) Barrick. She graduated from Hartford High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was dedicated to her family. She was a member of the Centerburg United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 100. She enjoyed bowling, watching her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, traveling, and playing cards and bingo.
She is survived by her husband, Donald McCracken, whom she married March 7, 1957; a son, Jeffrey (Jane) McCracken of Centerburg; two daughters, Lisa (Robert) Howard of Lake Mary, Fla., and Karen McCracken of Centerburg; three grandchildren, Max McCracken, R.J. Howard and Misty Roberts; a brother, Rodney Barrick of Centerburg; and three sisters, Marlene Robbins and Connie (Steve) Fetch, both of Sunbury, and Ronda (Dennis) Seligman of Centerburg.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Barrick.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 and Ohio 61, Sunbury. Pastor Bob Riggs will conduct funeral service there Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Centerburg Interchurch Social Services, 40 N. Clayton St., Centerburg, OH 43011. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
KAUAI, Hawaii — Marcia L. Outcalt, 70, died Feb. 20, 2005, after a long illness on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where she lived with her husband since 1997.
Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Mount Vernon, she was married to Dr. David L. Outcalt on July 1, 1956, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Marcia graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1952. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1956, she had careers as a teacher, real estate sales associate and was director of relocation services for Montgomery of Wisconsin Inc. in Green Bay when she retired in 1997. While working, she also effectively raised friends for the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay during the years her husband was chancellor of those universities.
She traveled overseas extensively, especially in support of her husband’s work for the International Association of University Presidents. Twice in the early 1980s, she traveled with the Alaska delegation headed by her husband, which negotiated the Alaska-Siberia Medical Exchange.
She is survived by her husband, David; four children, Jeffrey D. (Gail) Outcalt and Gregory M. (Kathy) Outcalt of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Kevin D. (Debbie) Outcalt of Alamo, Calif., and Eric M. (Melissa) Outcalt of Honolulu; and eight grandchildren whom she loved dearly,.
She was a strong, intelligent, witty and loving woman with a sharp sense of humor. Her friends and family enjoyed her company. Marcia and David worked together as a team for nearly 49 years. She will be terribly missed.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., where the service will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Keith Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Rotary Club of Kapaa Foundation, P.O. Box 1374, Kapaa, HI 96746. Online condolences and the obituary can be viewed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Starnes
MANSFIELD — Mary Louise (Curry) Starnes died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Winchester Terrace Nursing Home in Mansfield.
Born July 20, 1926, in Elkmont, Ala., she was the daughter of Andy “Pete” and Minnie Mae Curry. The family moved from Alabama to Mount Vernon. After marriage, Mary Louise moved to Mansfield where she spent her days as a loving wife and mother. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren through the years and was a good friend and neighbor to many. Mary Louise was a homemaker whose hobbies included embroidery, sewing and baking.
She is survived by a son, Danny (Sherry) Starnes of Hartville; two daughters, Carolyn (David) Gross and Shirley (Steve) Williams, both of Mansfield; grandchildren, Doug Starnes, Mark (Chris) Starnes, Jon (fiancée Mandy) Starnes, Scott Lewis, Michael (Micelle) Lewis, Jeff Gross, Jay Gross, Kara (Jesse) Adams, Kim Poling and Kevin Gross; great-grandchildren Dylan, Jennica and Ian; one sister, Ruby Hoeflich of Fredericktown; several brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her loving husband, Donald L. Starnes; her parents; and brother, James Curry, preceded Mary Louise in death.
Friends may call Sunday, Feb. 26, between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman St., Mansfield, where service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. David Sipes will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 23811 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 210, Cleveland, OH 44122-5525.