Ruth ‘Sis’ Hall
SPARTA — Ruth “Sis” Hall, 80, of Sparta died May 6, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was a former member of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Joe “Jack” Hall; sisters, Vivian (Daniel) Hattan of Brandon and Beulah Wahl of Missouri; brother, Gene (Betty) Turner of Mount Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Trudy Elaine Clift; and sisters, Mary Jo Miller and Alice May Shelley.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will follow at 8 p.m. The Rev. Rob Musick will officiate. Private interment will be held.
Gertha M. Harris
MOUNT VERNON — Gertha M. Harris, 85, of Mount Vernon died May 7, 2006, at the Utica Care Center.
She was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Licking County to Harve and Otella (Rine) Rinehart. She was a member of the Perry Chapel Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Grennell and Barb (Larry) Glancy of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by five sisters, Flora Hughes, Vida Handley, Mary Johnson, Delphia Miller and Ollie Boss; one brother, Milton Rinehart; and one grandson, Larry Glancy Jr.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Wednesday 11 a.m. in Perry Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. David Fowls officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Wanda M. Miller
DANVILLE — Wanda Marie Miller, age 78, of South Linwood Street, Danville, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. She was born on June 10, 1927, in Akron, the daughter of Russell and Lucile (Shuman) Charles. Wanda was a member of the St. Luke’ Catholic Church in Danville, where she served on the Parrish Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary 650.
Wanda is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles Miller, whom she married Aug. 7, 1946; six sons, Mark Miller of Louisville, Ky., Terry (Joan) Miller of Spring Branch, Texas, Floyd (Linda) Miller of Battle Creek, Mich., Randy (Judy) Miller of Danville, Matt (Michele) Miller of Marshall, Va., and Charles (Teresa) Miller of Gahanna; a daughter, Suzette (Jim) Gambrel of Atlanta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Charles; a sister, Marie Charles; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Miller.
The family will receive friends today, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Richard Snoke will be celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Luke Cemetery.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth C. Morse
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Elizabeth Coates Morse, 87, died May 5, 2006, in Fort Collins, Colo. She lived in Apple Valley and Gambier for several years prior to moving to Colorado. Service arrangements are pending.
Charles E. Salyer
CENTERBURG — Charles E. Salyer, 69, of Centerburg died May 6, 2006, at his home.
He was the former owner/operator of Salyer Nursing Home. He was a member of Jake Rice Lodge 606 F&AM of Blaine, Ky.; 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Valley of Lexington, Ky.; and Sons of AMVETS Post 59 of Centerburg.
He is survived by daughters, Sherry (Fred) Altizer and Cindy (Kurt) Williams, both of Centerburg, and Angie (Chuck) Hatcher of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Zane, Graham and Abby Altizer, and Chase, Hayden and Alayna Hatcher; his mother, Zelda Salyer of Centerburg; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sons, Charles E. Salyer II and Johnathon Paul Salyer; his father, Jay Salyer; sisters, Marie and Frances; and a brother, Lowell.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Graveside service and interment will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Yatesville Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.
Eleanor M. Simpson
CENTERBURG — Eleanor M. Simpson, 70, of Centerburg died May 6, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was a market researcher for 37 years.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin; daughters, Christine (Bob) Lowery and Carla (Mike) Conley, all of Bradenton, Fla., Delena (Joe) Gaines of Mount Gilead; stepsons, Glenn E. (Karen) Simpson of Columbus and Kevin A. (Julie) Simpson of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg, where service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Gary Thomas, minister, and Ben Smith, evangelist, will officiate. Interment will be in Moreland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg.
WALHONDING — Charles William “Chuck” Thatcher, 69, of Coshocton Road, Walhonding, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at his residence.
He was born May 22, 1936, in Mount Vernon.
A graveside service will be Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in New Castle Cemetery. Pastor Steve Saudison will officiate. The full obituary will be available on Tuesday. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.