SUNBURY — Helen J. (McGregor) Hankus, 78, of Sunbury died Wednesday evening, Feb. 28, 2007, at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Boston, Mass., to Thomas and Dorothy (O’Leary) McGregor. She assisted her husband in the operation of Beekist Market in Sunbury since 1971.
She is survived by son, Kevin (Victoria) Hankus; two granddaughters; stepdaughter, Julie Ann (Frank) DeFeo; sisters, Grace Gill, Agnes Ardagna, Dorothy “Dottie” Dauer and Shirley Conroy; brothers, Tom (Bonnie) McGregor, Arthur McGregor and Bill (Carol) McGregor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, who died Feb. 9, 2007; and infant sons, Walter and Edward.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayer service at 7:30, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church, Sunbury, with the Rev. David Sizemore as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions: Central Ohio Breathing Association, 1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John A. Holton
ST. LOUISVILLE — A funeral service for John A. Holton, 82, of St. Louisville will be held Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Raypholtz officiating. Burial will follow in Porter Cemetery, Weaver Road, St. Louisville, where a military service will be provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
John died March 1, 2007, at his residence. He was born March 14, 1924, in Mary Ann Township, St. Louisville, to Vinton W. and Ruth (Davis) Holton. He graduated from Newark High School in 1942; he was a sergeant during World War II in the U.S. Army serving from 1943-45 where he served in the India-Burma, China Offensive and Defensive, Central Europe Theaters and received four Bronze Stars. John worked for Rockwell International from April 14, 1952, through Sept. 30, 1986, when he retired. He was an active farmer his entire life and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 85.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Rice) Holton of St. Louisville, whom he married June 2, 1946, in Newark; sons, Douglas (Cheryl) Holton, J. Gregory (Cathy) Holton, both of St. Louisville; daughters, Teri (Mark) Schaller of Newark and Jan (Bill) Hosler of Granville; grandchildren, Jill Holton, Kimberly Holton, Christopher Holton, Jessica Hosler and Marlena Hosler; and sister, Frances Smith of Newark.
He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Holton; granddaughter, Sara Holton; and sister, Evelene Holton.
Contributions may be made to Newton Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 182, St. Louisville, OH 43071.
Friends may call Sunday, March 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica.
George R. Nauman
CHESTERCILLE — George R. Nauman, 80, of Ohio 314 South, Chesterville, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Heartland of Centerburg.
George was born Dec. 30, 1926, in Madison County, Ohio, to Leroy and Josephine (Henson) Nauman and had spent his lifetime in the Chesterville area. He attended Chesterville High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the final stages of World War II. George had been employed as an electrician for several manufacturing companies in Morrow County and Richland County before retiring from Warren Squires Roofing Co. in Chesterville.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Janice (Squires) Nauman; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Todd C. and Melissa C. Nauman of Chesterville, and George Oren and Sonja Nauman of Johnstown; his four grandchildren, Heather Nauman, Micaela Nauman, Oren Nauman and Chance Nauman; his two brothers and sister-in-law, Jack and Dory Nauman of Mount Vernon and Wayne Nauman of Bucyrus; and his three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and William Kloss of Columbus, Janene and Floyd Ferguson and Donna and Vaughn Robinson, all of Chesterville.
Besides his parents, three brothers, Leroy Nauman, Richard Nauman and Dale Nauman preceded him in death.
Friends may call Sunday, March 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown, where funeral service will be Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family and can be left at the funeral home. To view this obituary or send an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Herple R. Reeder
BUTLER — Herple R. Reeder, 82, of Butler died Friday, March 2, 2007, in his home.
He was born April 23, 1924, on his family’s Butler farm to Clarence Bertrum and Gertrude (Walddell) Reeder. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, Herple served during World War II. He worked as a chef, as an auctioneer, a gunsmith and retired as a cabinetmaker at Reeder Lumber Co. He was a founding member of P.A. Rhinehart muzzle loader club; and was a member of the NRA, Richland County Steam Thrashers, and Irvin Hiskey Post 535 of the American Legion at Bellville.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Ebersole) Reeder; two children, Phil (Freddie Lou) Reeder and Rebecca (Michael) Eicher, both of Butler; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Verda (Tom) Barnhart of Iron River, Mich.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Bunkerhill Cemetery, with the Rev. Ken Kinley officiating. Irvin Hiskey Post 535 will hold graveside military honors.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Vivian (Tickle) White
SHAPRSBURG, Ga. — Funeral service for Vivian Leigh (Tickle) White will be Tuesday, March 6, at noon at the Green Valley Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, with Pastors Dan Taylor and Roger Tickle officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. White died Feb. 28, 2007, at her home in Sharpsburg, Ga.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements. Visit www.dilleyfuneralservice.com to leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian’s name to the Green Valley Baptist Church, 1680 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.