MOUNT VERNON — Thomas Hoffman, age 65, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Center. He was born on March 26, 1940, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the son of Kingsley A. and Mary Ann (Forrester) Hoffman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bernice (Shaw) Hoffman, and a daughter, Mariruth Hoffman of Franklin, Pa.
As per the wishes of the family, no funeral services will be observed. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-Ohio Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 651 G Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085; or to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219.
To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
William “Bill” Hull
Wm. Gerald (Bill) Hull, age 85 passed away March 21, 2006. He was founder of the Village Carpet Shop in Utica, Newark and Mount Vernon. He was a World War II Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Clari, and son William B. (Brad).
He is survived by daughter Pamela Frame of Columbus; daughter-in-law Charleen F. Hull of Las Vegas, Nev.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister Ula Kearns of Columbus.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
WARSAW — Klines Kaser, 91, of 27827 TR 33, died Wednesday, March 22, 200, at Autumn Health Care in Coshocton.
He was born Feb. 9, 1915, in Jefferson Twp., Coshocton County. He was the son of Harry and Georgia (Rutledge) Kaser.
On Feb. 16, 1936, he married Marie L. Wantland. He attended Warsaw High School and was a lifelong farmer. He retired in 1975 from Davis Drilling Co. in Utica after 20 years of employment.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; a son, Jack N. (Judy) of Warsaw; a daughter, Reva Jane (Robert) Borden of Coshocton; a daughter-in-law, Mary Kaser of Ashley; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Sarah Kaser of Westerville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Andy Joe Kaser; a granddaughter, Patricia Kay Kaser; a grandson, Rick Bordon; a brother, Donnie Kaser; a sister, Marjorie (Kaser) Mayhew; and her husband, Chuck Mayhew.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Greg Rowan officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery on TR 346 near Warsaw. Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Ohio Valley Affiliate, 5555 Franz Road, Dublin, OH 43017; or online at www.oh.cancer.org. This obituary is available at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Lester Russell “Les” Maglott Sr.
BELLVILLE — Lester Russell “Les” Maglott Sr., 74, of Gilmore Road, Bellville, died March 23, 2006, in Knox Community Hospital following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Richland County to Glenn A. and Lois Charlot (Russell) Maglott, attended Bellville Schools, and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his daughter, Lois (Richard) Snider of Mansfield; two sons, Russell Jr. (Connie) Maglott of Fredericktown and Ed (Fay) Maglott of Bellville; a brother, Ronald Maglott of Mansfield; and a sister, Charlot (Chuck) Whatman of Bellville.
His wife, Carol Thoma Maglott, preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1998.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. His brother, Ronald Maglott, will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery, where Irvin Hiskey Post 535 American Legion will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to the Les Maglott Sr. Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.
BELLVILLE — Mary Etta Rittenhouse, 86, formerly of Danville, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the County Meadow Care Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1919, to William and Dora Pearl (Fruitt) Ross. On Feb. 20, 1951, she was married to Ralph William Rittenhouse, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by six sons, Homer of Brinkhaven, Alvin and Wayne of Bladensburg, Calvin of Columbus, Harold of Weirton, W.Va., and Jeffery Rittenhouse of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Marinda Hammonds of Millwood; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, William B. Ross; and a sister, Edna Blitz.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by several siblings.
Funeral service will be Saturday, March 25, at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Lloyd Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Riley Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the care staff and hospice. Donations may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio online a www.hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org; or to 2230 Village Mall Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906. This information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
John Denham Sutcliffe
BATON ROUGE, La. — Instructor John Denham Sutcliffe, age 59, died of cancer at his home in Baton Rouge, La., on March 22, 2006.
John grew up the son of English professor Denham Sutcliffe on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He later became a college English teacher himself after graduating with a B.A. in English from Kenyon College and from the University of Michigan with all the requisites for a Ph.D. minus a completed dissertation. John Denham Sutcliffe first taught at Fairly Dickenson University in New Jersey for three years before taking a position at LSU where he would spend the next 26 plus years.
John married Jenny Prushing of Mount Vernon on Aug. 18, 1973, and has been wedded to her for the 33 years since. John is survived by his wife, Jenny; his two children, Mary Sutcliffe, now of Silver Spring, Md., and Charles Sutcliffe of Baton Rouge, La.; a sister, Sarah Sutcliffe, of Chicago, Ill.; three nieces, Sandy Boone Prushing and Kim Prushing, both of Mount Vernon, and Maria Hetman of Chicago, Ill.; and one nephew, Matthew Hetman, of Chicago, Ill.
John Sutcliffe was a devoted teacher, husband and father. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Denham Sutcliffe and Priscilla Heath Sutcliffe.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, La. A service in his memory will be held at University United Methodist Church on Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. He will be buried in Oakgrove Cemetery in Gambier.