Virginia C. Maugans
CENTERBURG — Virginia C. Maugans, 88, of Centerburg died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Morning View Care Center in Centerburg.
She was born July 16, 1915, in Holly, Mich., to Fred and Lula Waters. On Aug. 8, 1936, she married Robert A. Maugans in Chicago, Ill. She assisted her husband with pastoring the Fite Memorial Baptist Church in Marion for over 10 years. She was a homemaker who lived most of her life in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by a son, David (Janice) Maugans of Charleston, S.C.; two grandchildren, Ronald E. Maugans and Lori Austad; and three great-grandchildren, Meghan, Amanda and Sarah Maugans.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister; and a grandson, Robert C. Maugans.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion. A graveside service will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Millcreek Cemetery at Ostrander with the Rev. Kenneth McDonald officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
Frederick W. Ohde
NEWARK — Frederick Walter Ohde, 90, of Newark died May 13, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Jackson Township, Franklin County, to Frederick and Elizabeth Catherine (Burdette) Ohde. Mr. Ohde was a descendant of the John and Barbara Freibis family, one of the first families to settle in Columbus. He was baptized in Zion Lutheran Church on July 15, 1917, and was a 1933 graduate of Hamilton Township High School in Franklin County, where he was very active in sports. Mr. Ohde lived in the Fallsburg area for 15 years and the Homer area for 40 years, where he farmed. He was retired from Continental Can.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae (Lewis) Ohde, whom he married May 26, 1935; two sons, Robert (Kaye) Ohde of Mount Vernon and Dan (Goldie) Ohde of Newark; one daughter, Dorothy (Tim) Cook of Sharpsville, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Frances Kay Ohde of Newark and Pat Ohde of Utica; a sister, Lucille Hart of Columbus; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sons, Fred Jr., in 1968, Gene, in 1991, and Clarence, in 1995; three brothers, Clifford, John, and an infant brother; and a sister, Ivy Wolfe.
Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Heath Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service, 1249 Hebron Road. The Revs. Glenn and Gail Stevens-Shourds will officiate. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Suite A, Newark 43055. An online guestbook and memorial is available at www.hvjfuneralservice.com.
Olive ‘Jo’ Russell
MOUNT VERNON — Olive Josephine “Jo” Russell, 95, of Country Club Retirement Campus, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, May 14, 2004, at Country Court Retirement Campus.
She was born Feb. 26, 1909, in Knox County to Hugh and Lavina (Hawke) Hogue. Mrs. Russell’s life was centered on her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet (Lawrence) Fulk of Bellevue; a son, John Robert (Joyce) Russell of Shelby; six granddaughters, Julie (Richard) Wykoff, Deanne (Brett Heffner) Brokaw, Lynne (Barry) Argow, Stephanie (Ben) Lash, Paula (Wes) Oren, Karla (Mike) Davis; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Russell; a daughter, Mary Anne Dinwiddie; a son, Patrick Joseph Russell; and a brother, Warner Hogue.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joe Blevins will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society Central Ohio Chapter, 490 City Park Suite C, Columbus 43215; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Georgiana Milligan Smith Totten
NEWARK — Georgiana Milligan Smith Totten, 87, passed away May 13, 2004, at 6:10 p.m. at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, after a short illness.
She was born Aug. 30, 1916, to James and Anna (Ansel) Densmore of Crooksville. She was a nurse’s aide in Mount Vernon for many years. She moved to Centerburg after her marriage to Bill Totten Sr. She retired to Goosepond Village in Newark about 15 years ago.
She is survived by a son, John (Brenda) Milligan of Stockport; a daughter, Susan (Delvin) Doup of Wakeman; a stepson, Billy Totten Jr. of Sunbury; a stepdaughter, Pam (Denny) Foster of Mount Vernon; much loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her brother, Francis (Mable) Densmore of Crooksville. She also leaves loving staff and friends at Goosepond, and her special friend, Paul James, also of Goosepond.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cyril Milligan of Crooksville; her second husband, Jay Smith of Roseville; and her third husband, Bill Totten of Centerburg. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Patricia Davis Price of Philo.
There will be no calling hours or flowers. Cremation followed by a memorial graveside service will be Friday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg. The Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg, assisted with arrangements.
She was our shining light and will be greatly missed.