Harold L. Law
UTICA — Harold L. Law, 84, of Utica, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.
He was born Nov. 5, 1921, to Alys (Shipman) Law and Carl C. Law Sr. of Utica. Harold was a graduate of Utica High School. He attended Oberlin College, graduated from Capital University, and from the Pittsburgh School of Mortuary Science. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was the co-owner and operator of Carl C. Law & Sons Chevrolet Agency and the Law & Sons Funeral Home in Utica.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, the Rev. Ronald S. Law; his sister, Beatrice (Law) Alford; and his son, John H. Law.
He is survived by his wife, Maryann (Ogg) Law; his daughter, Margaret Ann Stanley; and son-in-law, Richard L. Stanley. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother, Frances and Carl C. Law Jr.; his sister-in-law, Magdalene T. Law; and several nieces and nephews.
Harold was a member of the Utica United Methodist Church and attended the Utica Presbyterian Church.
Private services were held in South Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Pratt officiating. Law-Baker Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
COSHOCTON — Bruce “Butch” McNeeley, 60, of 120 N. 15th St., Coshocton, died at 11:23 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 29, 1945, in Coshocton, he was the son of Thelma (Broadwater) Wheeler of Coshocton and his stepfather, the late Donis “Don” Wheeler. He was a 1965 graduate of Roscoe High School and was employed at the former Shaw Barton and JII for 37 years, until becoming disabled in 2001. He was a member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church and the Army-Navy Garrison 628. He enjoyed music and collected records.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his pride and joy “Rosie” his dog, and his best friend, Robert Moore of Coshocton; and several special cousins, and special aunts and uncles.
In addition to his grandparents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Robert Broadwater; cousins, Robert Broadwater Jr. and Michael Broadwater; and second cousin, Timothy Broadwater Jr.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton, with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Coshocton County Memory Gardens.
Memoriums may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. Envelopes are available at the Free Funeral Home.
Hazel E. Shafer
BUCYRUS — Hazel Elizabeth (Vandell) Shafer, 87, of 2673 Parcher Road, Bucyrus, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the Galion Community Hospital Extended Care following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Elton, W.Va., to the late Andrew and Laura (Martin) Vandell. She was married to Houston Shafer, who preceded her in death, on July 14, 1934. She was a member of the Empire Church of God of Deliverance in Mansfield, and of the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church in New Castle. She enjoyed reading her Bible and listening to gospel music. She also enjoyed her garden and canning.
Hazel is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Delvin (Gertrude) of Bucyrus, Bennie (June) of Galion and Ronnie (Joyce) Shafer of Danville; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Donivan; four grandchildren; a sister; and three brothers.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at noon at the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church in New Castle. Pastor Darren Shafer will be ministering the service. Burial will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens near Crestline. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Any donations can be given in care of Delvin Shafer-guardian. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.