NEWARK — Christopher “Chris” Beach, 39, of Newark died Aug. 7, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Beach was born Aug. 27, 1964, in Newark, the son of Owen and Thelma (Allen) Beach. He graduated from Newark High School in 1983. He worked for Eco Lab and was an industrial maintenance worker. He was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed shooting skeet and collecting guns, camping and riding his Harley. At work he was given the nickname “Doc.”
He is survived by his parents of Newark; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, where funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are preferred to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005. To sign an online guest book visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com. and click guest book/obituary.
Thomas D. Cleland
UTICA — Thomas Daniel Cleland, 48, of Henpeck Road, Utica, died Aug. 7, 2004, near Martinsburg, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
He was born on May 12, 1956, in Toledo, the son of Daniel and Jean Cleland of Winter Haven, Fla. Thomas was a graduate of Snider High School in Indiana and the Indiana Institute of Technology as a Chemical Engineer. He was employed as an engineer at the HPM of Mount Gilead, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married Nov. 15, 1997, Stephanie Ellen (Fowler) Cleland; three sons, Darrell, Charles and Spencer Cleland, all of Salem; three daughters, Devon, Katie and Allison Cleland, all of Salem; a stepson, Trevor Schrider of Utica; a stepdaughter, Amber (Delbert) Hawk of Danville; six stepgrandchildren, Dakota, Ashland and Caleb Hawk, Colton, Zackery, Noah Schrider; two brothers, Tim (Wendy) Cleland of Delaware and Don Cleland of Lewis Center; and two sisters, Patti Fraser of Mainville and Julie (Steve) Scott of Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was so loved by all of his family and will be surely mourned by his friends.
The family will receive friends at the home, 760 Henpeck Road, Utica, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. where a memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Glenn J. Ore
FREDERICKTOWN — Glenn J. Ore, 83, of Sparta Road, Fredericktown, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Waverly, Kan., to John and Bessie (Rose) Ore. Mr. Ore had lived and farmed in the Fredericktown area for aver 50 years and was a member of the Farm Bureau and Wayne Grange. He was employed at Harstine in Fredericktown for over 20 years and also worked as an independent truck driver.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis (Bacheder) Ore; two daughters, Bonnie (Garry) Warner of Fredericktown and Cheryl Legros of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Patty (Keith) Strait, Mike Warner, Travis Legros, Justin Legros; four great-grandchildren, Marissa Warner, Courtney Strait, Shane Strait, Alex Strait; and a brother, Watson (Lela) Ore of Warsaw, Kan.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Carey Ore.
The family will observe private services at a later date. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Nellie E. Raines
MOUNT VERNON — Nellie E. Raines, 89, formerly of Vanatta, died Aug. 8, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
She was born June 29, 1915, in Licking County to Herbert L. and Frances R. (McKee) McKee. She retired from North Fork Schools. She was a member of North Side Church of Christ, a 50-year member of Morgan Grange, and a member of the St. Louisville Senior Citizens and St. Louisville Homemakers.
She is survived by a son, Eldon W. “Jack” (Marjorie) Raines of Utica; a daughter, Bonnie (Clyde) Armstrong of Howard; four grandchildren, Jeff (Megan) Armstrong of Reisterstown, Md., Craig (Leslie) Armstrong of Leesburg, Va., Kenda (Bill) Ross of Utica and Ron Raines of Lancaster; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Leila Gutridge of Newark and Virginia Brake of Utica.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie J. Raines, who died June 26, 1995; and two brothers, George and Wilbur McKee.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home in Utica, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mr. Bruce Hissong and Mr. Don Linn will officiate. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; North Side Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road NE, Newark 43055; or Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
Merton B. Waters
BLISSFIELD — Merton B. Waters, 87, of Blissfield died Aug. 7, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born March 4, 1917, in Blissfield to Earl and Claudia (Williamson) Waters. He was the owner/operator of Waters Lumber in Blissfield for over 50 years. A member of the Blissfield United Methodist Church, a former school board member for Warsaw School and an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife, E. Kathleen (Awwiller) Waters, whom he married June 29, 1940. Also surviving is a daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Kempf of Warsaw; a son, Randall (Linda) Waters of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kade Kempf, Kisha Kempf and Whitney Waters; a sister-in-law, Margene Albright of Mount Vernon; and a niece and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Waters.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Revs. Ron Davis and Don Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Blissfield Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blissfield United Methodist Church.