John H. Anderson
COSHOCTON — John Howard Anderson, 89, of County Road 10, Coshocton, formerly of Warsaw, died Sept. 22, 2005, at his daughter’s home in Grove City.
The funeral will be Monday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Monday until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ruth Dale Carr
DANVILLE — Ruth Dale Carr, 93, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Morning View Care Center at Danville.
She was born June 26, 1912, in Knox County to Reuben and Ada (Bachelor) Kodger. On Oct. 22, 1932, she was married to Alva Carr. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1989. She was a housewife who loved cooking and baking for her family.
She is survived by a son, Lloyd (Ellen) Carr of Danville; seven daughters, Anna (Thurman) Parsons of Danville, Ruby (Joseph) Parsons of Warsaw, Faye (Joseph) Wolford of Howard, Linda Staton of Danville, Janice Chapman of Warsaw, Wanna Jean (Wesley) Robison of Killbuck and June (George) Booso of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Iva Carr of Danville; 24 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Virgil; a daughter, Donna Mae; and grandson, Claude Huggins Jr.
A funeral will be Monday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Lloyd Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Tiverton Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary can be viewed at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Eldon D. Frakes
SUNBURY — Eldon D. Frakes, 70, of Sunbury passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at Bennington Glenn in Marengo following a three-year illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Center Village to Fred W. and Grace A. (Piper) Frakes.
He is survived by children, Pam Stover of Marengo, Tammy Hogg of Sunbury, Terry Frakes of Grove City, and twin daughters, Carla Hettinger of Delaware and Darla Conklin of Sunbury; four grandchildren; former wife of 27 years, Donna Jean (Jaynes) Frakes; a sister; and niece.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven, in 1962.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Chaplain Lou Basso of VistaCare Hospice officiating. Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to Vista Care Hospice, 2760 Airport Drive, No. 100, Columbus, OH 43219; or Alzheimer’s Association, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Judith A. Henry
AIKEN, S.C. — Judith Ann (Leiter) Henry of Aiken, S.C., entered into rest Friday, Sept. 23, 2005.
She is the daughter of the late Rollin Leiter and the late Frances Berry Leiter Henry and late stepfather, Donald R. Henry.
She is survived by a son, 1st Sgt. Donald Henry Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth (Sissy) Henry of Aiken, S.C.; a daughter, Deann Henry Clayton of S.C.; three grandsons, Darren E. Henry, Christopher M. McCarley and James R. Henry; two granddaughters, Breann F. Henry and Misty Henry; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sandra K. Davis of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Leiter.
She was born in Mansfield, but had been a resident of Aiken County for the past 26 years. She was a teacher-nutritionist of Sunshine House Childcare.
A graveside service will be conducted in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lucas, Ohio, at a time and date to be announced. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, SC 29829, is in charge of arrangements.
WORTHINGTON — Sam Ritchey, 92, of Worthington passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at The Laurels of Norworth, in Worthington.
A longtime resident of Worthington, Sam retired from the State of Ohio, State Hospital after 20 years of service as chief pharmacist. Prior to this, he worked for the OSU Hospital Pharmacy. Sam was a graduate of Fredericktown High School Class of 1931, and The Ohio State University’s College Pharmacy Class of 1940. An avid Buckeye, Sam played in the OSU Marching Band and earned his varsity letter playing soccer for Ohio State. He married Hope L. Kersh on Aug. 3, 1937.
Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Amina (Tuniri) Ritchey; and his brothers, David, Ameen and Sperry.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Hope K. Ritchey; his daughters, Rebecca Ritchey Price and Sally Ritchey Young, both of Worthington; his grandchildren, Wendy (Jason) Avrett of Orlando, Fla., and Scott (Michelle) Young of Gahanna; his brother, William (Mary Ellen) Ritchey of South Euclid; and his many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Graveside service will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. in Harmon Cemetery, Gilboa, Ohio, with the Rev. Julie Kling officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, 500 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dr. Charles Garfield Singer Williams
May 17, 1939 — September 15, 2005
Born to Earl and Thelma Williams (past owners of Williams’ Flower Shop) he lived in Mt. Vernon, Ohio till departing for college.
He graduated from Kenyon College with A.B. Magna cum laude and Highest honors in French in 1963. He also graduated from Oxford University with Honors and a B.A. in 1965 also a M.A. in 1970. He also graduated from Yale University with a M. Phil. in 1969 and his Ph.D. in 1970.
He taught at The Ohio State University for over 36 years, Chair and Acting Chair of the Department of French and Italian for 6 of those years. He was awarded the title Professor Emeritus in January of 2005 and was recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists in 17th century French studies. Author of 4 books, numerous articles, papers, and conferences relating to 17th century France, Contributing Editor for French 17th-Century Studies from 1981 to 2000 and directed or sat on 4 other editorial boards. He directed 12 Ph.D. dissertations and 2 M.A. theses and taught thousands of other students. He was a member of many academic societies and chaired, directed, or sat on over 50 college committees. He received over 18 awards and honors while at O.S.U. and was well respected and loved. He was still working and had 2 books in progress when diagnosed with brain cancer last December.
This is only a small selection of his achievements as space is limited but this kind and generous scholar will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched. M.
A Private Service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.