ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sharon Banning, 61, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died April 26, 2006, at her home.
Sharon was born July 13, 1944, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the daughter of Denzal and Mary (James) Harding.
She is survived by her husband, Al; son, Jeff (Sandy) of Cookeville, Tenn.; daughter, Debbie (Martin) Folk of Pinckney, Mich.; five grandchildren, Justin and Brandon Banning, and Timothy, Lauren and Matthew Folk. Also surviving are three sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Eyster, Judith Penick and Kathleen (David) Bryan of Ohio; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Sharon was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and deacon and taught Sunday school. She was employed by Young Life of Ann Arbor for six years, was involved in crafts for family and craft shows for many years, and was an active tennis player and member of Chippewas Racquet Club. Sharon had a deep love for her family.
A memorial service was held April 29, 2006, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Westminster Church Memorial Gifts, Salvation Army or Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Charles W. Thatcher
WALHONDING — Charles William “Chuck” Thatcher, 69, Coshocton Road, Walhonding, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at his residence.
He was born May 22, 1936, in Jelloway to the late Orla and Leona Marie (Taylor) Thatcher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Mount Zion Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed archery and bicycles, and fixing anything that was fixable. He was the owner of the Bear’s Den bow and bike shop on U.S. 36 near New Castle. He also was the service manager at the former MR Chevrolet in Warsaw, and retired from Cooper-Bessemer (Rolls-Royce) in Mount Vernon after 19 years.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Doup) Thatcher, whom he married June 29, 1958; a daughter, Debora J. (Roger) Helms of Brinkhaven; a son, Charles W. “Bill” Thatcher Jr. of Walhonding; a granddaughter, Dia (Ben) Buckland of Danville; two great-grandchildren, Lexis and Tyler; a brother, Tom (Pat) Thatcher of Danville; and a sister, Ruthie King of Pataskala.
A graveside service was this morning in New Castle Cemetery. Pastor Steve Saudison officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Knox County; 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The Fischer Funeral Home, Warsaw, handled arrangements.
Clarence D. Worley
ASHLAND — Clarence D. Worley, 71, of Ashland Avenue, Ashland, died Friday evening, May 5, 2006, in Jefferson Hills, Pa., following a brief illness.
Clarence was born June 29, 1934, in Knox County, the son of the late Harry and Venice (Hardesty) Worley. He was a retired 30-year employee of Mansfield Plumbing Products, Perrysville, and SeaLand Technologies, Big Prairie. He had lived in the Loudonville and Ashland areas most of his life.
He is survived by two sons, Clarence “J.R.” Worley Jr. of Ashland and Michael (Cathy) Worley of Butler; three daughters, April (Lynn) Farmer of Howard, Lisa (Raymond) Highman of Danville and Debbie (Mike) Waryck of Howard; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Ida Worley and Zelpha Chapman.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11, at 11 a.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with Pastor Chris Delozier officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Knox County. Friends may call one hour prior to services in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.byerly-lindsey.com.