CENTERBURG — Michele E. “Michel” (Griffith) Ball, 64, of Centerburg died surrounded by her family Tuesday afternoon, June 19, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Centerburg.
Born Oct. 2, 1942, in Columbus, she was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School in 1961. Following graduation, she was employed as a secretary for Nationwide Insurance and Cooper-Bessemer. She had also worked at Nestle’s in Sunbury and most recently as a bank teller with the First-Knox National Bank in Centerburg. A member of the Centerburg Church of Christ, she was a former member of the Manila Chapter OES and volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, writing poetry, swimming, and spending time on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. Unselfish, strong, and always positive, she will be remembered for her friendly and outgoing personality, but more importantly her loving ways.
Michele was a truly unique individual who touched many lives with her boundless compassion. Completely devoted to her family, she provided a guiding light for them through good times and bad. Her quick wit and generosity were recognized by all that knew her. She was her family’s inspiration and their strength and she will be missed more than words can express.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ron Ball; daughter, Missy (Dan) Small of Centerburg; son, Ron (Michelle) Ball of Galloway; grandchildren, Danielle Elaine Small, Breana Brooke Ball, Blane Michael Ball and Zachary Pasco; mother, Bette L. Griffith of Centerburg; sister, Patti (Stephen) Zonars of Dublin; and nephew, Frank Zonars.
She was preceded in death by father, Edward T. Griffith.
Friends may call Friday from to 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, and one hour prior to the service to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Centerburg Church of Christ, with Fred Albrecht and Pastor Roger Crego officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty F. Ballman
WINCHESTER, Ky. — Betty Jean (Frye) Ballman, 79, of 309 Potomac Drive, Winchester, Ky., widow of William “Billy” Ballman, died at 11:29 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.
A native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George Frye and Nellie (Lake) Frye Midos, the stepdaughter of the late William Midos, and a homemaker.
Survivors include five daughters, Helen Ballman of Marysville, Ohio, Mary Watkins and Ginny Engle, both of Winchester, Julie Williams of Beckley, W.Va., and Linda Pierce of Zanesville, Ohio; a brother, Clyde Frye; three sisters; eight granddaughters; seven grandsons; and 28 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, a son, a grandson and a granddaughter.
Services were conducted at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Dave Crockett and Brother Baker. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Her grandchildren served as pallbearers.
N. Mildred Herdman
FREDERICKTOWN — N. Mildred Herdman, 93, of Taylor Street, Fredericktown, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the Kingston of Ashland. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Edward Kinnaman Jr.
CENTERBURG — Edward Kinnaman Jr., 61, of Centerburg died Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1945, in Columbus to Edward and Vivian (Jones) Kinnaman Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Geraldine “Geri” (Ensey); daughters, Shannan Crabbe and Heather (Jeff) Peters; son, Edward Kinnaman III; four grandchildren; brothers, Frank, Donald and Thomas Kinnaman; sisters, Joyce Ann Barbour and Shirley Hobbs; and numerous extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Herbert; and sister, Helen Zeise.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sunbury Christian Church, 250 Rainbow Ave., Sunbury, where services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. with Minister Mike Bratten officiating. Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Flowers to be delivered to the Sunbury Christian Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association, P.O. Box 15099, Columbus, OH 43215. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Laura L. Reed
KILLBUCK — Laura Louise Reed, 65, of Killbuck passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at her home following a terminal illness.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Union Grove Church of Christ, with Pastors Terry Spiess and Clifford Beck officiating. Burial will be at the Killbuck Cemetery, Killbuck. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH 44654; or to the Union Grove Church of Christ, 2135 Township Road 2, Killbuck, OH 44637.
Laura was born March 30, 1942, in Coshocton County and was the daughter of Charles and Beatrice (Flood) Huffman. She was a member of the Union Grove Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Reed; a daughter, Laura R. Reed of Killbuck; and a sister, Martha McFadden of Apple Valley.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and first husband, Robert L. Black.
Louise was an incredibly strong and well-loved woman. She will be greatly missed.
LaGRANGE — Clarence William Scarbrough, 88, of LaGrange passed away Sunday evening, June 17, 2007, in Rolla, Mo., while traveling to a family reunion.
He was born March 31, 1919, in Fredericktown and had lived in Elyria since 1947 and then moved to LaGrange in 1974. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaGrange and had retired from Elyria High School where he was a social studies and economics teacher. He was a 1947 graduate of Ohio State University. Mr. Scarbrough served in the 762nd Tank Battalion during World War II in the South Pacific. He had earned the Bronze Star and was the company tank commander. He also served in the Korean War. Mr. Scarbrough retired from the military in 1979 and had earned the rank of colonel. He enjoyed farming, sports and his orchards.
He is survived by a daughter, Sue Scarbrough of Broadview Heights; sons, Gary Scarbrough of Henrietta Township, Lynn Scarbrough of Fredericktown and Don Scarbrough of Homerville. Survivors also include nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; his twin brother, Carroll Scarbrough of Findlay; and brother, Chester Scarbrough of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Cassie Scarbrough, in 2003; and parents, Oren and Mildred Scarbrough.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of LaGrange, 200 Church St., LaGrange, with the Rev. Noel Hack, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Chesterville. Memorials may be made to the church.
Kelly Dale Shipley
MOUNT GILEAD — Kelly Dale Shipley, 40, of Mount Gilead died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 17, 2007.
He was born in Delaware on Dec. 16, 1966, the son of Lawrence Shipley and Penny McLain Shipley, both of Mount Gilead. Kelly graduated from Highland High School in the Class of 1984. Kelly worked for Stahl Manufacturing as a press break operator, and formerly was a machine operator at the Hydro Corp. in Delaware. Kelly was a member of the Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church, various hunting organizations, and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
An outdoorsman, Kelly lived to hunt, fish, and look for arrowheads. Every year Kelly would look forward to the annual Steven’s fishing excursion to Canada, or he could often be found fishing at “The Island” in Morrow County. Also skilled with either a bow or rifle, he would rarely miss his target while hunting with collection of bows and rifles.
Always with his “little man,” Kelly’s pride and joy was his 4-year-old son, Kelly. They would do everything together, even mow the lawn. Despite being a perfectionist, when he was with his family and friends the room would often be filled with fun and laughter.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents and son; stepmother, Gladys Shipley of Mount Gilead; six brothers, Kevin (Diane) Shipley of Mount Gilead, Randy (Melissa) Shipley of Johnsville, Paul and Aaron Shipley, both of Mansfield, Timothy Shipley of Grove City and Kory Shipley of Mount Gilead; five sisters, Kim (George) Kern of Marysville, Kathy (Ron) Harris of Findlay, Kristi (Tim) Plotner of Cardington, Faith (Randy) Yausey of Marion and Lisa Shipley of Hamilton; maternal grandmother, Claudia McLain of Mount Gilead; his wife, Christina Shipley of Cardington; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kelly was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dale McLain; and by his paternal grandparents, Willard and Rachel Shipley.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelly Shipley Scholarship Fund, for his son, and those donations may be sent to the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Eileen G. Shrontz
COLUMBUS — Eileen Geneva Shrontz, 87, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 18, 2007, at Monterey Care Center.
Daughter of Fred and Mary Vincent, she was born Aug. 13, 1919, at the original family farm in Gambier. Eileen was active in Disciples of Christ Church, employed at the Mount Vernon State Hospital and volunteered for the board of elections. While in Columbus, she attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and sang with the Marion Center choir.
She was preceded in death by Don Shrontz; and a brother, Harold Vincent.
She is survived by daughter, Geneva “Jennie” Rice, and her family, Michael of Guayaquil, Ecuador; Susan Shaffer (Neal and Reese) of Memphis, Tenn.; and Betsy Boyers (Matt and Mackenzie, Kaia and Jillian). She is also survived by a son, Rick (Patty) and their family, Jason (Allison and Samantha) and Lori Thacker (Andy and Brooklyn); and daughter, Becky Appleyard, and family, Rob (Cassie), Erin and Kristine. Mount Vernon surviving relatives are brother, Darwin Vincent; and nephew, Eric Ritterhoff Jr., and his son, Michael (Tina) of Austin, Texas.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the O.R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, 1346 S. High St., where funeral service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. Dr. William L. Snider will officiate. Interment will follow at the Olive Cemetery, Gambier.
Shirley Ann Zigler
SUNBURY — Shirley Ann Zigler, 72, of Sunbury died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2007, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Arrangements are pending with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.