BATAVIA — Ruby (Hankins) Brewster, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2004, at a Batavia nursing home.
She was born July 26, 1914, in Tazewell County, Va., to John and Drucilla Hankins. She was a former resident of Crowne Point Care Center, Columbus, and lived many years on the farm she dearly loved near Sparta. She was a member of the Owl Creek Harmony Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Ron (Brooke) Brewster of Hilliard; daughters, Kathy (Ron) Peters of Williamsburg and Sadie (Steve) DeWeese of Hilliard; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gerthel Linkous of Lynchburg, Va.; brothers, Hermes and J.R. Hankins, both of Centerburg; and many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered most for the great love she had for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Brewster; and sisters, Grey Brummit and Sadie Addison.
Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Darwin Edwards and Jack Griffith will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Owl Creek Harmony Primitive Baptist Church in Ruby’s honor.
MOUNT VERNON — Lois E. Pitzer Duffey, 72, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 29, 2004, at her residence.
She was born June 12, 1932, in Columbus to Robley C. and Elizabeth (Roach) Janes. She was a member of the Broad Street Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Duffey, to whom she had been married 20 years; three daughters, Elizabeth Murdoch of Columbus, Christy (Jeffrey) Smith of New Albany and Linda (Jerry) Yoho of Galena; two sons, Steven (Judy) Murdoch of Somerville and Paul (Julie) Pitzer of Columbus; five grandchildren, Carrie (Shane) Barker, Jennifer (Shaun) Martin, Rachel Yoho, Nicholas and Jessica Pitzer; three great-grandchildren, Breanna, Whitney and Tyler; one brother, Robert (Maryann) Janes of Galt, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. Evangelist Jerold Tear will officiate. Graveside service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.
This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
COSHOCTON — William “Bill” Hoop, 86, a resident of Autumn Health Care, and previously of 1200 Dehart Ave., Coshocton, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the care center.
He was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Roscoe to William and M. Marie (Smith) Hoop. He married Esther (Retzler) Chubb on March 5, 1961. He was in the Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic, serving in World War II, and saw Air Force action in China, Burma and India. He was in the Air Force Reserves for 19 years. He was a sheriff’s deputy for Coshocton County for two years, then served as sheriff of Coshocton County for 24 years. He was a Coshocton County Commissioner for four years. He was the president of the Buckeye Sheriffs Association in 1968, and named Sheriff of the Year in 1969 by the Ohio Legislature and Gov. Jim Rhodes. He was a member of the Lions Club, Ohio Sheriffs Association, VFW, Elks, and the local chapter of the Public Employees Retirement System. Bill was also a key contributor to the local History Discussion Group.
He is survived by his wife, Esther; three daughters, Bettina M. (James) Dobson, Katherine J. (Philip) Hall, Sharon L. (Charles) West, one son, Richard C. (Laura) Hoop, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, Charles (Leona) Hoop, two nieces and one great-niece, all of Coshocton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and M. Marie Hoop.
At Bill’s request, his body has been cremated. No calling hours will be observed. Graveside service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Roscoe Cemetery, with military rites performed by the Coshocton County Veterans Council. A memorial service will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Roscoe United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. The Fischer Funeral Home at Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton 43812; or Coshocton County Animal Shelter, Morgan Run Road, Coshocton 43812.