Phillip Ackerman Memorial notice
FREDERICKTOWN — A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown for Phillip B. Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman was a Fredericktown native and graduate of Wooster College (1961). He died Feb. 9, 2007, surrounded by loved ones in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Donald W. Kouba
MOUNT VERNON — Donald W. Kouba, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Rose Garden Nursing Home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
BELLVILLE — Clarence Leedy of Ankenytown Road, Bellville, passed away Monday, March 19, 2007, at his home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville.
Shirley G. Marhefka
MOUNT VERNON — Shirley G. Marhefka, 79, of High Meadow Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Beulah G. Reppart
FREDERICKTOWN — Beulah G. Reppart, 84, of Eden Avenue, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
John Ellis Schrote
COROLLA, N.C. — John E. Schrote, 70, formerly of Alexandria, Va., died March 14, 2007, from complications due to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was born in Findlay, Ohio, to Millard and Alberta Schrote. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rachel, a 1954 graduate of Mount Vernon High School; a son, Jim, and his wife, Carolyn, and their two children, a daughter, Gretchen, and her two children; two sisters, Jill Pfeifer and her husband, Gene, of Alexandria, Va., and Jane Ragazino of Middletown, Ohio; one brother, Joseph, and his wife, Debra, also of Middletown, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Julia Morris of Kitty Hawk.
John received his B.S. in agriculture in 1958 from The Ohio State University and his M.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati in 1964.
Career record: Assistant Secretary of Interior for Policy Management and Budget and Chief Financial Officer from 1991-until retirement in 1993, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior for Legislative Affairs, and Director, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs and 1989-91, also with the Department of Interior.
Administrative Assistant to Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., WI, 1987-89, Executive Vice President, Bishop, Bryant & Associates; 1984-89, Deputy Director, Presidential Personnel Office; 1983-84, Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Agriculture; 1982-83, Administrative Assistant to Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., WI; 1981-82, National Republican Congressional Committee; 1979-81, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Agriculture; 1977-79 Administrative Assistant to Associate Director, Office of Economic Opportunity; 1973-77. He also worked the re-election efforts for presidents Reagan, Ford and G.H.W. Bush. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.
After moving to Corolla, N.C., in 1993, he became active in local activities. He ran, unsuccessfully, for the North Carolina House of Delegates. He was currently a commissioner on the Northeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission, a member of the Executive Committee of the Currituck County Republican Party, a former member of the Currituck County Economic Development Board, the North Carolina Industrial Sea Food Park Authority and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Board. He served many years as an officer for the Ocean Hill 1 Property Owners Association. He was also active in many local issues in Corolla.
Contributions may be made in the name of John Schrote, to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Division of Pulmonary, ATTN: Dr. Mark Steele, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3171 Durham, NC 27710.
Lee J. Weber
UTICA — A funeral liturgy for Lee J. Weber, 82, of Utica will be Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, 126 N. Main St., with the Rev. Stephen A. Metzger as celebrant. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Lee died March 17, 2007, at Newark Healthcare Centre, Newark. He was born June 30, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Richard C. and Josephine Weber. He was a member of Church of the Nativity Catholic Church and was a lector for many years. Lee started in the hardware business with his father as a child and growing up. He moved the hardware business from Pittsburgh in 1973 to Utica and was co-owner with his wife, Arlene, of Four Pines Hardware in Utica. He was one of the founders of the Utica Merchants, president of the Utica EMT for 10 years, a member of the Utica Sertoma for 32 years and member of the UTK Club. Lee was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps where he served in the Azores, Okinawa and Saipan.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arlene J. Weber of Utica; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve M. and Nancy Weber of Granville, Paul L. and Teresa Weber of Pickerington, Gregory S. Weber of Groveport; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen W. and Larry Getze of Lawrenceville, Ga., Patricia W. and Fred Young of Miromar Lakes, Fla.; grandchildren, Brandon, Brooke and Brittany Young and Jennifer Weber; brother and sister-in-law, John and Joan Weber of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and William Wick of Pittsburgh, Pa., Rosemary and William Kindelan of Jeannette, Pa., and Joan and Kenneth Wolford of Minneapolis, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his son, David A. Weber, who died in 1986; and brother, Richard Weber.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica, where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Violet D. Workman
DANVILLE — Violet Delphia Workman, 98, of Danville passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Morning View Care Center of Danville.
She was born Dec. 27, 1908, to Samuel and Jennie (Workman) Davis of Butler. She and her husband, Ira B. Workman, lived in the Danville area and shared many endeavors in their almost 74 years of married life. Violet was a school teacher until she and Ira began their family. She then assisted her husband in their turkey and beef cattle business, and later in the creation and management of Lakeview Haven Nursing Home, now Morning View Care Center of Danville. She had been a member of the North Bend Church of the Brethren, and later became a member of the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church.
Violet and her husband were very involved in their community, helping numerous individuals. The many recipients of their generosity and mentoring were local, as well as national and worldwide.
She is survived by her husband, Ira Burton Workman, and her daughters, Dalene Stull and Dixie (Juston) Waite, all of Danville; her granddaughters, Gretchen (Tim) Gerhardt Carr of Westerville and Kindra (Don) Nathan of Norris, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Eldon (Helen) Workman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Jennie (Workman) Davis; three brothers, Paul, Dwight and Arthur; one sister, Cecilia; and several brothers and sisters-in-laws.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fischer Funeral Home in Danville and there will be a private funeral Wednesday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastors Paul Boling and Patrick Bailey officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to thank the staff of Morning View Care Center of Danville, the members of Hospice of Knox County and Patrick Bailey, pastor of the North Bend Church of the Brethren, for their special love and caring during this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Morning View Care Center of Danville’s Activity Department, 25326 Snively Road, Danville, OH 43014. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.