Morris J. Gordon
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Dr. Morris J. Gordon, 91, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in Green Valley, Ariz.
He was a resident of Seville, Ohio, and Green Valley, Ariz. He was born in Cleveland on Sept. 16, 1913, to Nathan and Rose (Wasserman) Gordon. Morris was a retired dentist and had practiced in Creston and Medina. He was a dedicated horseman only giving up riding in his 90th year.
He will be lovingly remembered by his four daughters, Gail Gordon Sommers of Akron, Marsha (Donald) Frantisak of Danville, Genie Gordon of Parma and Naome (Dwaine) Carter of Lodi; eight grandsons; two great-grandsons; and brothers, Isidore, Albert and Bernard. He also leaves behind his friend Norma Hurd.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae (Lester) Gordon in 1997; and his sister, Beverly Greenberg in 1948.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis and Green Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. The family will receive friends at the home of Naome Carter, 7979 Greenwich Road, Lodi, following the service.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Leroy H. Long
BUTLER — Leroy H. Long, 84, of Union Street, Butler, died Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2004, in Colonial Manor Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Leroy was born June 29, 1920, in Fairmont, W.Va., to Orville Lee and Irene (Shelton) Long. .
Leroy is survived by sons, Edward Long of Butler, Robert (Janice) Long of North Liberty, Ronald (LuAnne) Long of Mansfield and Harold (Sue) Long of Loudonville; daughters, Janet (Ronald) Page and Deanna (Robert) Snyder, both of Butler, and Alma (Joseph) Skoog of Bellville; brothers, Harry (Marie) Long of Nova and Kenneth (Esther) Long of Shinnston; sisters, Pauline Martin of Worthington, W.Va., Beulah Hardesty of Shinnston, Lora Craig of Shelby and Carol Perry of Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Susie Chrastina Long, in 1993.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Worthington Township-Butler Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.
Donald W. Ramey
CENTERBURG — Donald W. Ramey, 84, of Centerburg died Nov. 6, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
Mr. Ramey was a retired farmer, member of Centerburg United Methodist Church and past president of church council. He was also a 50-year member of Bloomfield Lodge F&AM; 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, Manilla Chapter; and Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine. He was a former member of the Centerburg School Board and Heart of Ohio Grange.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertrude, children, Donald (Becky) Ramey and Sandy (Mark) Hankins, grandchildren, Kelley (John) Mead, Traci Hurlbert (friend, Scott Stiltner), Gretchen Ramey, Zachariah Hankins and Sheena Hankins (friend, Brandon McKenzie), great-grandchildren, Dakota and Braxton Mead, a special family friend, Bob Stewart, all of Centerburg; brothers, John (Elizabeth) of Marysville and Arthur (Freda) of Centerburg; a sister-in-law, Cathy (Ron) McMillen of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexis and Velma Ramey; and twin brother, Edward.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Centerburg United Methodist Church, 23 W. Church St., Centerburg. The Revs. Gary Pollock and Jack Clouston will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin 43017; or call (800) 227-2345.
Richard E. Smith
FREDERICKTOWN — Richard E. Smith, 79, of Fredericktown died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Richard was born Nov. 3, 1925, at Newville in Richland County to Francis and Clara (Gadfield) Smith and had spent his lifetime in the Richland and Knox County areas. He served on a U.S. Navy sub chaser in the Pacific during World War II. Richard was retired from Loveland Outdoor Advertising where he had been employed for over 25 years. He was a member of the First Church of God in Fredericktown.
Surviving are his daughter, Deborah (David) Smith of Wadsworth, Ill.; his son, Ronald (Darlene) Smith of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Luke Williams, Heath Smith, Heather Smith, Hope (Smith) Shafer and Christie Smith; five great-grandchildren, Noah Williams, Austin Shafer, Kalob Shafer, Damon Jackey and Devan Jackey; and two sisters, Ellen Moore of Mount Vernon and Maedella Farris of Texas.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal E. (Beeman) Smith, in 1986; his son, Richard L. Smith; a brother; and three sisters.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fredericktown First Church of God. The Rev. Richard Parter will officiate. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.