William C. Bennett
CARROLLTON — William C. “Bill” Bennett, 78, of Carrollton died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in his home after an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Alliance, the son of Frances P. and Esther (Heidman) Bennett. He was a retired electrical engineer and an Army veteran of World War II. Bill was a lifelong amateur radio enthusiast with the call letters W8ZZS.
He is survived by three sons, Tom (Laura) Bennett of Athens, Jim (Sandy) Bennett of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Charles (Marcia) Bennett of Santa Fe, N.M.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Paul (Kim) Bennett of Carrollton; two sisters, Jo (Charles) Rice of Gambier and Letty (A.J.) Plikerd of Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces and nephews; as well as his faithful companion, Shadow.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private service will be held at a later date with burial to follow in Scott’s Cemetery near Carrollton. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton.
Memorial contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the Hospice of Carroll County at Trump Road, Carrollton.
OCOEE, Tenn. — Rolland M. Carroll, 82, a resident of Ocoee, Tenn., went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.
He was the son of Bliss and Allie (Merten) Carroll. He was retired from the State of Ohio Department of Mental Health and was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army. Mr. Carroll was a member of the Hamilton Community Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Carroll; son, Keith R. (Louise) Carroll of Ocoee, Tenn.; stepson, Ken (Joni) Hendon of Hamlin, Pa.; grandson, Bryan K. (Kandace) Carroll of Cleveland, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Alec Carroll, Alex Carroll and Aaron Carroll, all of Cleveland, Tenn.; special niece, Nancy Stover Koontz and her husband Harold of Chattanooga, Tenn.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon B. Carroll, who died in World War II.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Mr. Carroll’s caretakers, Pat Crowder, and to Thad and Tabitha Huff and the entire staff at Huff’s Golden Living Center in Cleveland, Tenn.
The family will hold private memorial service at a later date. Jim Rush Funeral Homes, North Ocoee Chapel, 220 Wildwood Ave., Cleveland, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
GROVE CITY — Eleanore C. Schopfer, 96, of Grove City, formerly of Glenmont, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2004, at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus.
She was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Glenmont to Louis Albert and Josephine (Genet) Vogel. She married Walter S. Schopfer on Nov. 29, 1926, and he died in June 1993.
Along with her husband, she was owner/operator of Vogel’s Store in Glenmont for many years. She was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and sang and played organ for the church.
Surviving are children, Anne Fesler of Grove City and Leon (Mary L.) Schopfer of Wooster; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral Mass was this morning at 10 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Glenmont, with the Rev. Ronald J. Aubry as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Fred W. Steck
MARENGO — Fred W. Steck, 80, of Marengo died Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, 2004, at his home.
He was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Marengo to Clyde and Ida (Hunt) Steck. He lived the majority of his life in Marengo and lived in Mount Gilead from 1963 until 1976.
He survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna V. (Strong); children, Robert (Terry) Steck of Marengo, Bonnie (Gary) Dowalter of Marengo and Donnie (Judy) Steck of Cardington; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and sisters, Grace Pryor and Edna Mae Fitzpatrick of Marengo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo. Funeral service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Marengo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Star Sanchez officiating. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery with military honors provided by the honor guard of American Legion Post 610.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.