Ova S. Rice
FREDERICKTOWN — A funeral service Ova S. Rice, 93, of Fredericktown, formerly of Newark, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors.
Mr. Rice passed away Sept. 18, 2005, at Newark Healthcare Centre, Heritage Unit.
He was born Sept. 4, 1912, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Nelson T. and Ida (Cooksey) Rice. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Army and was discharged before World War II. He retired from the Miller Co. in Utica, and was a member of the Northside Church of Christ, Newark.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Ellen (Cecil) Miller of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Michael (Mary) Miller of Shelby, Kenneth (Lorraine) Wicker of Fredericktown, Ronald (Geresa) Miller of Fredericktown; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, his wife Effie Rice, who died March 8, 1994; two brothers and two sisters, precede him in death.
Friends may call Friday at 10 a.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st. St., Newark.
In lieu of flowers those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obiturary.
Edith Elli Rodeniser
UTICA — A funeral service for Edith Elli Rodeniser, 78, of Utica will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at 1 p.m., at Law-Baker Funeral Home. Dallas Dryburgh and Bruce Hissong will officiate. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Edith died Sept. 21, 2005.
She was born June 25, 1927, in Berleburg, Germany, to Friedrich and Hildegard (Althause) Treude. Edith came to the United States in August 1955. She retired from Knox Community Hospital in 1989 where she worked as an EEG & EKG technician for 25 years and a respiratory therapist. Edith was a member of Utica Presbyterian Church, Utica LaSertoma, a charter member of Utica Lions Club and a member of Owens Corning Campers Club.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed camping and vacationing with her family. She also enjoyed playing cards with her many friends at the campground and special friends, Dorie and Joe Overman. She was a great cook, preparing many meals for the Utica Sertoma Club.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Lynn Rodeniser, whom she married Aug. 5, 1953; son, Donald (Diane) Rodeniser of Utica; daughters, Ruth (Soney) Gilliand of Newark, Charlene (Rick) Wray and Darlene (Steve) Benedict, all of Utica; six grandchildren, Shawn (Tina) Gilliand of Cincinnati, Shannon Gilliand and Donnie Rodeniser III, both of Newark, Jeremy (Jill) Wray of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sabrina Rodeniser, Joshua Wray and Britton and Mallory Benedict, all of Utica; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, one granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Friends may call Friday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica.
COSHOCTON — S. Pauline Thomson, 84, of Pine Street, Coshocton, died Sept. 21, 2005, at the Coshocton Health & Rehabilitation Center.
A memorial service will be Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Pastor Mark Granger officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812.