James T. Brady
COSHOCTON — James T. “Ikey” Brady passed on Nov. 15, 2005. He was born March 27, 1928, in Coshocton, Ohio, to the late John and Jessie Brady.
He was a member of the U.S. Navy for 22 years, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Receiving many medals of honor, including a Purple Heart during the course of his service. A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), he held the positions of junior vice commander of Post 2040 in Coshocton, Ohio, from 1980-1981, and then commander of Post 2040 from 1981-1982. He was also a member of American Legion Post 431 of Coshocton, Ohio, the Sertoma International, and the American Veterans (AMVETS) where he served as Commander of Post 36 in Coshocton, Ohio, from 1991- 1993.
He retired as a plant operator in 1983 from American Electric Power. Before his health failed he was active in community and served as a dedicated member of the Coshocton County REACT team.
He married Sarah B. Grant-Brady (Sr. Mtr.) on May 28, 1966, in New Haven, Conn., and was a member of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob.
Preceding in death, his parents; his sisters, Jeannette Johnson, Dorothy Wilson, Ade Mae Green, June Brady, Aletha Bray-Slack and Edith Dowdel; and brothers, Pat Brady and Frank Brady.
Survivors included his wife of 39 years, Sarah B. Brady (Sr. Mtr.); one daughter, A’gatha Mary Johnson (husband, Vaughn) of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, James W. Brady of Stockton, Calif., John D. Brady ( wife, Kiko) of Coshocton and Ikey T.J. Brady of Columbus; three sisters, Mary K. Carter of Akron, Sara Lee Kelker (Charles) of El Paso, Texas, and Joanne Brady of Coshocton; sisters-in-law, Aretha Brady (Frank) of Coshocton, Latva Green of Roselle, N.J., Martha Grant of Seat Pleasant, Md., and Loretta Grant of Coshocton; brothers-in-law, Enos Grant of Newark, N.J., and Ezekiel Grant of Coshocton; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends to mourn his passing.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations, be made in the name of James T. Brady to the following organizations: Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Lifeline, the Coshocton County Hospice or The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob.
Calling hours will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. and a service to immediately follow at 12:30 p.m. at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, 186 Park Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812.
Morgan JoLee Duncan
MANSFIELD — Morgan JoLee Duncan, daughter of Misty Dawn Snyder and Matthew Ryan Duncan of Mansfield, died shortly after birth Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, in Akron City Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Lucinda Snyder and her companion Kerry Ward of Butler, and Quentin and Vicki Snyder of Holly Ridge, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Glenn E. and Sharon Duncan of Greer; great-grandparents, Karen and Randy Johnson of Butler, Ralph and Iris Snyder of Fredericktown, Zelda and John Workman of Mount Vernon and Doris Duncan of Shreve; and great-great-grandparents, Glenn and Phyllis Johnson of Butler, Jean Sovin of Mount Vernon, and Jim and Nonie Price of Johnsville.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Bellville Cemetery’s Babyland. Pastor Bob Stafforth will officiate. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
DANVILLE — Thomas Gardner, 94, of Cedar Street, Danville, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 8, 1911, in Danville to John F. and Emma J. (Durbin) Gardner Sr. On Oct. 9, 1935, he was married to Dorothy M. (Nommay). She died Sept. 2, 2001. He was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville.
He is survived by three sons, Thomas (Janet) of Cincinnati, Joseph (Charlotte) of Mount Vernon and Lawrence (Jessie) Gardner of Smyrna, Tenn.; three daughters, Judith (Jim) Colopy, Jean Gardner and Mary Ellen (Bill) Durbin, all of Danville; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Justin, William and John Gardner Jr.; and four sisters, Hilda Mickley, Clara Mickley, Mary Durbin and Marguerite Durbin.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Revs. F. Richard Snoke and James Colopy will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, followed by a prayer service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Danville Squad, P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014; or to the church at P.O. Drawer P, Danville. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. This obituary can be viewed online at fischerfuneralhome.com.
H. Leroy Keinath
BUTLER — H. Leroy Keinath, 53, of College Street, Butler, died Thursday evening, Nov. 17, 2005, in his home. Leroy “fought the good fight” and demonstrated exceptional courage through a two-year battle with cancer.
He was born May 5, 1952, to Marvin Leroy and Betty I. (Robison) Keinath in Shelby.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lynette Robinson; three children, Mitch Keinath, Marc Keinath and Emily Keinath, all of Butler; his father and stepmother; his mother; a sister; his mother- and father-in-law; four sisters-in-law; seven nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service giving glory to God for the life of His true and faithful servant, Leroy, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church, 8 Cleveland St., Butler, with the Rev. Keith McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Knox County Hospice or the Leroy Keinath Memorial Fund, for the placement of a bench on the B&O Bike Trail in Leroy’s honor, may be made at the funeral home.
Mary Beth Miller
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mary Beth (Simmons) Miller of Louisville passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, after a prolonged illness.
A former Ohio’s Junior Miss, Mary Beth was a retired piano and drum teacher, pageant judge and member of the National America’s Junior Miss Council. She was a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, and a native of Danville, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Miller; her daughter, Kimberly Hahn (Eric); her sister, Barbara Lee Miller; and her mother, Opaline Simmons.
Visitation times are pending for Monday at Arch L. Heady & Son Westport Road Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky. The funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1395 Girard Drive, Louisville, Ky.
Anyone needing further information may contact the funeral home at (502) 426-9351.
James H. Showecker
MANSFIELD — James Herbert “Jim” “Thor” Showecker, 78, of Pear Place, Mansfield, died Thursday evening, Nov. 17, 2005, in SCCI Hospital from injuries as a result of a fall in his home last month.
Jim was born May 2, 1927, in Bellville to Charles G. and Mildred (Grice) Showecker. Jim left high school to serve with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the war, he returned to Bellville High School to graduate with the class of 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia C. (Wigle) Showecker; four sons, Mike, Steve, Roger and Gerry Showecker; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister and brother-in-law.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather; a half sister; and a half brother.
The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where Masonic memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Gary Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where American Legion Post 535 will hold graveside military honors.
William H. Woodring
MARION — William Henry Woodring of Marion has passed away. William went to be with the Lord on Nov. 17, 2005, while resting comfortably at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1929, in Marion to Clarence “Ted” Woodring and Gladys Ballard. William was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines, serving during World War II, and he loved helping people in need. He was a member of the American Legion Post 584 and VFW Post 7201, and he attended Grace Harvest Church. William loved his family and his heritage and was very proud to be a Woodring.
William is survived by his wife, Margaret (Scarberry) Woodring; a son, Carl (Connie) Woodring of Fredericktown; a daughter, Sara (William) Chandler of Marion; two stepsons, Daryl (Lily) Clark and Charles (Tracy) Blackburn of Florida; a granddaughter, Karrie (Robert) Garnes of Mount Vernon; a stepgrandson, Chad (Judy) Burdge of Shelby; five brothers, Ted Willis of Colonial Heights, Va., Carl (Ruth) Woodring of Marion, Kenneth Woodring of Mount Vernon, Joe (Barb) Woodring of Nankin and Roger (Judy) Creech of Danville; and a brother-in-law, Clarence Jones of Columbus. William is also survived by several nieces and nephews who fondly referred to him as “Candy Man.”
William was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years, Betty Ann Noggle; his father, Ted Woodring; mother, Gladys; stepfather, Roger Creech; and a sister, Wanda Jones.
William will be sadly missed but his memories will be cherished forever.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Denzer Farison Hottinger Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Greg Masteller will officiate. Interment will be in Marion Cemetery.
Family requests memorials be in the form of contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to DFH1866@aol.com.