Ashlei Nicole Baker
HEATH — A funeral service for Ashlei Nicole Baker, 25, of Heath, will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, with Pastor Walter Bruah officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery.
Ashlei was born in Newark on Oct. 26, 1980, to Mary (Nichols) Rian and Cary Baker. She passed away on March 18, 2006.
Survivors include her mother, Mary “Kathy” (Jeff) Rian; father, Cary (Sharon) Baker; children, Robert Kaige Ramsey, Jade Nichole Ramsey and Cassidy Marie Bowshier; fiancé, Joseph Miller; sister, Chelsea Sue Baker; brother, Chase Mitchell Baker; maternal grandmother, Carolyn (Wayne) Allen; maternal great-grandmother, Katie Claytor; paternal grandmother, Ruby (Baker) and James Pasco; paternal great-grandmother, Anita Dodrill; grandparents, Charley and Linda Elkins, Dick and Barb Rian; aunts and uncles, Brian Nichols, David Nichols, Amy and Tom Hawes, Paul and Luwana Baker, Rhonda App, Jamie Elkins, Adam Elkins and Sondra Gutridge; cousins, Brandon Hoover, Daniel Gutridge and Litticia Cunningham; and numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Paul E. Baker Sr.; paternal great-grandfather, Elwood Dodrill; paternal great-great-grandfather, Harold Holt; maternal grandfather, Walter Nichols; maternal great-grandfather, James Claytor; maternal step-grandfather, Ralph Brewer.
Ashlei was a homemaker. She was baptized Baptist and studied the Buddhist faith.
At the request of the family, contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the family, c/o Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville St., Newark, OH 43055, to help with funeral expenses.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
To sign an online guest book or to send an e-mail condolence visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com.
Marian W. Beightol
UTICA — Marian W. Beightol, 96, of 18572 Arrington Road, Utica, passed away March 16, 2006, at the Falling Spring Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Chambersburg, Pa.
She was born May 24, 1909, in Mayville, N.Y. to Fred and Mabel Warner. She was married to William Edward Beightol on Feb. 1, 1931. She was a graduate of Fredonia Normal, Fredonia, N.Y., taught school in New York and was a housewife and farm wife. She was a member of Ruskin United Methodist Church in Ruskin, Fla. She was a member of Grange for 61 years. She enjoyed sewing, reading and gardening. She was a member of Morgan Grange for the past seven years.
She is survived by four children, Marilyn (Bob) Shatzer of Chambersburg, Pa., Kenneth (Charlien) Beightol of Utica, Lawrence (Brenda) Beightol of Barstow, Calif., and Theodore (Jessica) Beightol of Knoxville, Tenn. She has 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
A graveside service will be held April 8 in Ruskin, Fla. Local memorial contributions may be made to the Owl Creek Baptist Church, 4044 Owl Creek Church Road, Mount Vernon, OH, where she attended when living in Utica.
Esther B. Hoop
COSHOCTON — Esther Buela Hoop, 88, formerly of Dehart Avenue, Coshocton, died March 19, 2006, at Autumn Health Care.
She was born March 8, 1918, in Coshocton County to the late Frank and Minerva (Clough) Retzler. She was retired from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department, a graduate of Roscoe High School, and a member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon L. (Charles) West of Coshocton and Katherine J. (Philip) Hall of Coshocton; a stepdaughter, Betina M. (James) Dobson of Coshocton; a stepson, Richard C. (Laura) Hoop of Coshocton; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and two sisters, Kathleen (Howard) Brelsford of Coshocton and Betty (Verol) Mercer of Zanesville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Forrest E. Chubb, who died on Oct. 31, 1960; her second husband, William Hoop, whom she married March 5, 1961, he died Oct. 28, 2004. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Grandstaff and Edna Marshall.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Roscoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Burial of ashes will follow in the Roscoe Cemetery. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, OH 43812; or to the Activity Department of the Autumn Health Care, 1991 Otsego Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812. This obituary is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Violet R. Lee
DELAWARE — Violet R. Lee, 93, formerly of Sunbury, died March 19, 2006, at the Centrum at Willowbrook in Delaware.
She was born in the village of Condit on March 19, 1913, the same month and day as her death, to the late Milo J. and E. Estella (Baker) Condit. A lifelong area resident, she had worked as the assistant postmaster for Sunbury until retiring. She was a member of Columbia Chapter 33, OES, of Sunbury.
She is survived by her brothers, Milo Condit and Earl Condit, both of Delaware; sister, Verna Mae Belcher of Sparta; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
On June 27, 1987, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. Lee. Also deceased are her brother, Eldon J. Condit; and her sister, Donna Fox.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery near Condit.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Donald Middlemus Memorial notice
COLUMBUS — A graveside service for Donald R. Middlemus of Columbus, who died Saturday, March 18, 2006, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Valley View Cemetery, Warsaw. A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bexley Methodist Church, Broad Street, Columbus. The Evans Funeral Home in Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Reno J. Mohn
MOUNT VERNON — Reno J. Mohn, 90, of South Park Street, Mount Vernon, passed away, Monday, March 20, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
Reno was born in Shelby on Dec. 24, 1915, to Arthur and Orpha (Lybarger) Mohn. He graduated from Shelby High School and Shelby Business School. After returning from World War II, he worked for the Shelby Sales Book Co. In 1949, he worked for Allied Mills Corp. makers of Wayne Feeds as a salesman. In 1951, he moved his family to Mount Vernon. He worked for Edwards Sheet Metal Co. as a salesman and then took over as general manager. After leaving Edwards Sheet Metal, he, along with partners Carl “Pete” Moore, Jim Metcalf and George Burger, formed Buckeye Culvert Co. He retired in 1978 as president of the company.
Over the years he was a member of different organizations — Mount Vernon Country Club, Hiawatha Golf Course, Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Baldwin Shrine Club of Knox County, Aladdin Shrine Club of Columbus, The Old Homestead Club, Mount Vernon American Legion Post 4027, and Shelby American Legion where he was one of the oldest post commanders, National Road Builders Association, Ohio Senior Golf Association (past president), BPO Lodge of the Elks in Mount Vernon, and member of Gay Street Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
Reno was an avid golfer for 55-plus years having played all over the USA. He also loved to eat out with his family.
He is survived by his son and a daughter-in-law, Fred and Janet (McVey) Mohn, granddaughter, Kim Davis, and great-grandson, Garrett Davis, all from Mount Vernon; a brother-in-law, Howard “Dutch” Kratzer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Jean (Pry) Mohn of Willard; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 54 years, Florence; a grandson, Todd Mohn; a grandson-in-law, Brent Davis; a sister, Twilah Kratzer; and a brother, Jeff Mohn.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flower-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where the funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m.
Family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
MOUNT VERNON — Ruth Rizor, 80, of 303 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Rose Garden Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.
She was born April 16, 1925, in Knox County to the late John and Cora (McPeek) Rizor.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family will observe a private service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Smith
COSHOCTON — Elizabeth R. “Betty” Smith, 82, of Township Road 74, Coshocton, died March 19, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Delphos to the late Arthur Frank and Mary Irene (Brabant) Pearce. She was a former secretary at The Coshocton Tribune. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose. She enjoyed baking, bowling, card club, dancing, camping, and her special dog, Duchess.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Harold William “Bill” Smith, whom she married Feb. 15, 1947. Also surviving is a son, H. Lewis (Melissa) Smith of Coshocton; two daughters, Connie Smith and Edith E. (Robert J.) Harris of Coshocton; grandchildren, Wendy (Mike) Moats, Cindy (Rick) D’Ostroph, Louie Smith, Jamie (Michelle) Finnell, Billie Jo (Anthony) West, Charlie Harris, Lena Harris, Randy Harris and Kilee Jo Harris; seven great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Artie Arnold of Waynesfield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Frank Pearce; and a sister, Ethel Loretta Arnold.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw where there will be a service held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Chris Cutshall officiating. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the Tiverton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. This obituary is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — Roger Tussing, 92, of Fredericktown passed away Monday, March 20, 2006, at his home following an extended illness. The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown.