Minerva White Elswick
FREDERICKTOWN — Minerva White Elswick, 91, of Colony Drive, Fredericktown, died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.
She was born March 10, 1913, in Braxton County, W.Va., the daughter of Ira and Hetti (Perrine) Couger.
Mrs. Elswick is survived by her husband, Elmer Elswick; four daughters, Estelene (Clayde) Provance of Mogadore, Wildalee Yarman of Fredericktown, Janice (James) Casey of Carson City, Nev., and Freda (Nick) Madias of Fredericktown; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four stepchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, George White; three sons, Hayward White, Marlin White and Darold White; and two sons-in-law, Jim Yarman and James Casey.
Funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elaine L. Greig
MOUNT VERNON — Elaine L. Greig, 74, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 13, 2004, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus 43201.
Eugene W. Harding
NEWARK — Eugene W. “Popie” Harding, 82, of Newark died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Autumn Health Care.
Mr. Harding was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Gambier to Wesley H. and Mildred L. (Gant) Harding. He retired after 35 years from Cooper Industries as a machinist. He was an Army veteran during World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Paul) Kirk of Newark; three grandchildren, Lori Ann (Tom) Hubble, Stephanie Fraley and Shelley Herald, all of Newark; brothers, Carroll (Betty) Harding of Danville and Jack Harding (Ray) of Yellow Springs; sisters, Joanne (Don) Yoakum of Mount Vernon and Ruth (Richard) Wolford of Fredericktown; a special niece, Debbie (Bud) Fickis; and a special companion, his dog, Polly.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Elsie L. Harding.
Memorial service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville St., Newark, with the Rev. Robert L. Knox officiating. The Family has entrusted the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with handling the arrangements.
Family suggests contributions be made to Heartland Hospice, 51 N. Third St., Newark 43055. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.CrissSchoedinger.com.
William R. Passman
NEWARK — A funeral service for William R. “Bill” Passman, 84, of Newark will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with the Revs. Ray Linn and Dave Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Mr. Passman passed away Oct. 12, 2004, at the Newark Health Care Centre. He was born July 8, 1920, in Newark to the late James W. and Mary Eva (Warner) Passman.
After Bill graduated from Newark High School in 1938 he attended Emery Riddle School in Miami, Fla. He faithfully served his country in World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46 as an aviation mechanist 2nd Class. After returning from the Navy he became an airplane mechanic instructor at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla. In 1947, he became the head airplane mechanic for Kramer Flying Service in Alamosa, Colo. Bill returned to Newark where he managed Passman Photo Lab, which was owned by his father, James R. Passman, and started by his grandfather. Bill retired in 1986 from the city of Heath as the radio dispatcher for the police department following 17 years of service.
Bill was an original member of the Heath Fire Department and charter member of the Heath Lions Club, past district secretary of Lion District 13K; member of Plymouth Congregational Church; and past member of the Heath Board of Public Affairs. Bill also enjoyed fishing, camping, bird watching and was a loving family man. Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Betty (Graham) Passman of Newark; son, Robert “Bob” William Passman of Jamestown, N.C.; daughters, Vicki (Dean) Higgins of Centerburg and Lori Bishop of Newark; three grandchildren, Danielle Bishop of Newark, and Aaron and Katherine Higgins of Centerburg; a special friend, Matt Augenstein of Newark; sister, Sarah Passman Brown of Sioux City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Josephine Passman of California and Louise Graham of Heath; sister- and brother-in-law, Ruth and George Popham of Reynoldsburg; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; and stepmothers, Mary Elease (Lyda) Passman and Millie Passman.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heath Fire Department, 193 Heath Road, Heath 43056. To sign an online guest book visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Harold G. Ratliff
MOUNT VERNON — Harold G. Ratliff, 73, of Mount Vernon passed away Oct. 12, 2004, at his home.
He was born July 30, 1931, to Clark and Maudie (Blevins) Ratcliff.
He is survived by a son, Harold (Judy) Ratliff Jr. of Sunbury; daughters, Cathy (Carl) Faught and Diane Ratliff, both of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Bosart of Mount Vernon and Fran (Preston) Fettrow of Irvine, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Marie; a brother, Earl Ratcliff; and sisters, Alice Sartin and Kathleen Rice.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Brother Philip McMurrin will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.