DANVILLE — Lola May, 89, of Danville passed away Jan. 17, 2007, at Morning View Care Center after a brief illness. She was born in Virginia in 1917.
She is survived by four daughters, Jean Long of Newark, Helen Vertrees and Betty Mullens of Danville, and Delphia Wilson of Mount Vernon; one son, Ralph (Fay) May of Howard; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two sisters, Hazel Baldwin and Goldie Saunders of Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude, in 1967; two grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters.
Friends may call today, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home of Danville, where funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery.
COLUMBUS — Ruth (Wheeler) Rush, 88, passed away in Columbus on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
She was the daughter of Shirley and Lillian Wheeler. Following her graduation from Denison University, Ruth was employed by the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. for 28 years before moving to New York City to work for AT&T (Lucent). She retired from AT&T after she married. She and her husband lived in Pennsylvania and Ocala, Fla., before moving to Columbus. She was involved with many activities in AAUW, Association of Parliamentarians, her Florida community and her church. While in Florida, she served as Clerk of Sessions for the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church in Ocala. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Columbus.
She is survived by her sister, Pauline J. Holcomb; sister-in-law, Martha Wheeler; niece, Karen (Doug) Smith; nephews, Tom (Carol) Wheeler, Peter (Yolanda) Holcomb and Mark (Becky) Holcomb; stepson, Roger (Susie) Rush; stepgrandchildren, Sherrie (Larry) Dunn, Michael (Melissa) Rush, Steven (Melissa) Rush and June (Keith) Downs; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; two grandnieces; and four grandnephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray A. Rush (formerly of Mount Vernon); and her brother, Charles T. Wheeler.
Private burial service will be held in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service for friends and family will be Monday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of First Community Village, 1800 Riverside Drive, Columbus. The service will be conducted by the Revs. Tracy Keenan and Jack Witherspoon. A reception at First Community Village will follow the service. The Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Community Village Foundation, 1800 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43212, in her memory.