Dale. A. Broceus
UTICA — Dale A. Broceus, 67, of Utica died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Aug. 13, 1937, in Thornville to the late George and Birdie (Helser) Broceus. He was a mechanic at Dry Creek Concrete and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in St. Louisville.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy (Boyer) Broceus; a daughter, Debra (Charles) Brand of Utica; sons, Michael (Angela) Broceus and Daniel (Kathy) Broceus, both of Martinsburg, and Randy (Linda) Broceus of Fredericktown; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie Lonsinger of St. Louisville; special friends, Jim and Carol Paynter; and his special companion, Brutus.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Newark, where funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Pastor Scott Prigan will officiate. Interment will follow in Martinsburg Methodist Cemetery.
Family suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Bladensburg Fire and EMS Squad. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to e-mail condolences.
William W. Eakin
UTICA — William Wayne Eakin, 56, of Utica passed away Friday night, April 22, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 6, 1948, in Franklin, Pa., to Jack M. and Emelyn E. (Woodf) Eakin, Bill was a retired member of the Ohio Carpenters Union. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, and member of Fraternal Order of Eagles of Newark, American Legion in Utica and VFW in Newark.
Bill is survived by his wife, Brigid; two sons, Mathew (Robin) Eakin of Newark and Wesley of Mount Vernon; daughter, Kristie Eakin of Mount Vernon; three brothers, John (Pam) Eakin of Utica, David (Debbie) Eakin of Nashport and Mark (Diane) Eakin; one sister, Jacalyn Davis of St. Louisville; three stepchildren, Deanne Hatten, Shane Hatten and Chance Hatten, all of Utica; three grandchildren, Michaila Eakin, Harley Boley and Kyler Sims; and four nephews, Brian Eakin of Nashport, Justin Davis (Kim) of Webbville, Ky., James Davis of St. Louisville and Jack Davis of St. Louisville.
He was preceded in death by grandmothers, Esther Woodf and Vesta Reis; and brother-in-law, George Davis.
Friends and family may call for memorial service Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at the St. Louisville United Methodist Church. 127 N. Sugar St., St. Louisville. Dinner will be served after services at the American Legion in Utica on Washington Street.
Kevin M. Koppert
UPPER ARLINGTON — Kevin M. Koppert, 52, of Upper Arlington was discovered in Key West, Fla., on Thursday, April 14, 2005.
Born in Columbus, Kevin was a 1971 graduate of Hilliard High School and later The Ohio State University. He owned North American Steel Buildings for over 25 years. He will be remembered for his kindness and his fun-loving nature.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Koppert; and his cousin, Marc McClain.
He is survived by his former wife, Toni, and children, Taylor, Collin and Tanner Koppert; his mother and stepfather, Jean and Ted Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; his brothers, Cary (Donna) Koppert and Phil (Maria) Smith of Parma Heights; sister, Rae (Mark) White of Gahanna; nephews, Jack Koppert, and Ryden and Tyler Harriott; nieces, Raleigh Harriott, and Sydney, Tori and Ashley Smith; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Monday, April 18, at Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church in Hilliard. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to contribute to his children’s scholarship funds through Fifth-Third Bank to the Kevin Koppert Memorial Fund.
Ethel J. Lawson
WALHONDING — Ethel Jeannette Lawson, 76, of 33166 Ohio 715, Walhonding, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Genesis Health Care Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville.
She was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Cincinnati to William Francis and Marie Philippine (Riesch) Hiser. She was a housewife. Ethel had a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cincinnati Bible Seminary College. She was a member of Walhonding Church of Christ and an avid vocalist, she also wrote poetry and music. She was an artist and loved to paint and draw. She loved her children and her grandchildren and her hobby was genealogy.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence R. Lawson Jr., whom she married June 6, 1953; two sons, Nathan R. (Helen) of Sheffield Village and Brian J. Lawson of Howard; a daughter, Cheryl A. Lawson of Walhonding; three grandchildren, Michelle Lawson, Brittani (Trever) Houpt and Matthew Lawson; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Houpt and Collin Houpt; one brother, Roy (Thelma) Hiser of South Gate, Ky.; three sisters, Helen (Dick) Lytle of Columbus, and Lucille Neyer and Louella Johnson, both of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral service will be today at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Minister Rick Lumbatis officiating. Burial will be in Brinkhaven Cemetery. Visitation will be until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walhonding Church of Christ, P.O. Box 90, Walhonding, OH 43843.
MOUNT VERNON — Diane Scott, 45, of Melick Street, Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Aug. 20, 1959, in Ashland, the daughter of Leonard David and Mary Kay (Tryon) Thompson. Diane was a 1977 graduate of Ontario High School and received her master’s degree in business administration from Capital University. She worked as director of clinical projects for Prologue Research in Columbus. Diane enjoyed nothing more than spending quality time with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Scott, two sons, Jonathan Scott and Joseph Scott, and a daughter, Jenny Scott, all of the home; two brothers, Gary (Chris) Thompson of Perrysville and David (Brenda) Thompson of Ontario; a sister, Cheryl Watkins of Crestline; and nieces and nephews, Levi, Jessi Jo, Jami and Jake.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church, 8764 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Merlyn Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are being used for the continued education of Diane’s children and can be made to National City Bank, 23 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Joyce E. White
UTICA — A funeral service for Joyce E. White, 77, of Utica will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Joyce went to be with her Lord on April 22, 2005, at Villages Hospice House, Florida, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Appleton to Kenneth and Lois (Parsons) Melick. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ, Newark, and graduated from Loudonville High School in 1946. Joyce was employed by Utica Junior High School and Tom’s Market in Utica, and was a member of Women of the Moose, VFW Auxiliary and AMVETS Auxiliary, all in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her husband, Harold D. White of Utica; sons, Larry (Betty) White of Mansfield and Gary (Jane) White of Utica; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Keith (Jean) Melick of Longwood, Fla.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joy Etta Melick.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
MANSFIELD — Grace Elizabeth Workman, 87, died early Monday morning, April 25, 2005, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Ohio. She had formerly resided at The Waterford in Mansfield.
She was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Mount Vernon, a daughter of Clyde Dayton and Margaret (Parkinson) Teeter. She married Raymond Harold Workman on July 20, 1939, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 1986.
She was an assembler for 22 years at Hartman Electric Co. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and active in the TYTQ group there; was a Salvation Army volunteer and active in AARP.
Mrs. Workman is survived by son, Paul (Janice) Workman of Anna; a daughter, Carol (Robert) Izer of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren, Sherri Scholl, Dr. Kimberly Izer, Ann Bullard and Dr. James Izer; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Florence Vian, Frances Frye and Ethel Taylor; brother, Ralph Teeter; and great-grandson, Matthew Scholl.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Mansfield. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Charles Tobias officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or The Salvation Army in Mansfield. Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.