EDISON — Minia Pauline “Polly” Baughman, 65, of Edison died Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2007.
She was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Marion, the daughter of the late James Gates and Goldie (Doolittle) Gates Jevas. On Nov. 18, 1957, in Liberty, Ind., she married her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Larry C. Baughman Sr. Polly will be remembered as the family caretaker; an unselfish woman whose most important role was that of wife, mother and grandmother; “taking care” of her husband and even the kids well into adulthood. Polly’s unconditional love surrounded her family when it was needed most.
When she wasn’t tending to her family she enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis, dancing, puzzles, and fishing with her husband. She could also be found watching any number of soap operas on CBS. When necessary she would tape her favorite “The Young and the Restless.”
She will be missed by her three children, Larry C. (Cheryl) Baughman Jr. of Mount Gilead, Penny (Everett Seitz) Tilley of Cardington and Christa (Danny) Gray of Utica; six grandchildren, Kevin and Brandon Baughman, Jade and Sierra Tilley, and Danielle and Hayley Gray; two stepgrandchildren, Deanna and Nicole Sietz; brothers, Eddie (Jenny) Gates, Vernor “Boots” (Ruth) Gates and Randy (Sonja) Gates, all of Marion, Jerry (Brenda) Gates of Caledonia and Harold (Deb) Gates of Mansfield; and sisters, Peg (Bill) Cantrell, Regina (Donald) Shepard and Shellie Call, all of Marion.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Larry; stepfather, Gust Jevas; grandson, Brian Baughman; and her brother, Frank Gates.
Friends may call on the family on Friday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. An Eastern Star service will be held there following calling hours at 8 p.m. Pastor Chuck Hagy will conduct services at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Burial will follow at North Canaan Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John W. Bricker
GALENA — John Waldo Bricker, 71, of Galena died Aug. 21, 2007, at Riverside Hospital.
He was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Galena and was a lifetime resident of Galena. He compiled volumes of historical data and pictures of his hometown. He was a 1953 graduate of Big Walnut High School, but continued to organize the annual alumni banquet for his beloved Galena High School. A retired supervisor with the ODOT District 6 in Delaware, he served in the U.S. Army and attended Otterbein College.
He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Doris (Fuller) Bricker; brother, David E. (killed in action in World War II); and infant son, Jerry Wayne.
He is survived by wife of 43 years, Shirley (McClary) Bricker; sons, John and Lance Bricker; sister, Dayna Tschantz; brothers, Charles and Howard (Jane) Bricker; niece, Cheryl Bricker; and nephew, Joel (Patty) Tschantz and children.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Saturday 11 a.m., with Pastor Dixon Lang officiating. Interment will be in Galena Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Grib, 98, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Aryan T. Moore
MOUNT VERNON — Aryan Thomas Moore, infant son of Michael T. and Ashley D. (Stringfellow) Moore went to be one of Jesus’ little angels on Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Earl E. Mosher
WOOSTER — Earl Eugene Mosher, 73, of Wooster died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Smithville Western Care Center. Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with the Rev. Steve Moran officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Online tributes can be made at www.robertsfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691; or the Kidney Foundation of Wayne County, 428 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Earl was born June 19, 1934, in Loudonville to Earl Adam and Laola “Bobby” Rose (Sapp) Mosher. He graduated from Big Prairie High School. He married Betty Helbert-Michaels on Aug. 25, 1979.
He worked for Rexroth for 41 years, retiring in October 1993. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the NRA. Earl collected guns, knives and tractors. He enjoyed watching Western movies.
Earl will be deeply missed by his wife; children, Gary (Denise) Mosher of Canton, Robin Mosher and her fiancé Kevin Weimern of Hudson, Fla., Robert (Candy) Mosher of Akron and John Mosher of Seattle, Wash.; stepchildren, Linda Michaels and Billie (Ron) Hamlin, all of Wooster, Mike (Sheila) Michaels of Loudonville, Janet (Pete) Vassel of Mansfield, Randy Michaels of Dayton; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Barb Wagers of Wooster.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Don Wagers.
Nancy L. Ost
MELROSE, Fla. — Funeral services for Nancy (Loveridge) Ost, 64, of Melrose, Fla., previously of Mount Vernon, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, were held Wednesday at the West Altamonte Chapel of the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Interment followed at Highland Memory Garden in Apopka, Fla.
Nancy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who is survived by her husband, John W. Ost Sr. of Melrose, Fla.; sons, John W. Ost Jr. (Cynthia Ann) and Jeffrey (DeAnne) Ost, both of Casselberry, Fla.; daughters, Sherylynn (Frank) Miranda of Orlando, Fla., and Emily (Ryan) Fleischer of DeBary, Fla.; seven grandchildren; her mother, Blanche Loveridge; siblings, Richard, Phillip, Deborah and Carol.
She was preceded in death by her father, David W. Loveridge.
Beatrice M. Sparks
MOUNT VERNON — Beatrice May Sparks, 96, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at the Country Club Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born on May 20, 1911, in Sunbury to Frank and Grace (Clements) Sparks. Beatrice worked as an administrative assistant for Exact Weight Scale and Ohio Seed Improvement, both of Columbus. She was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church in Columbus. Beatrice was a member and had served twice as worthy matron for the Minerva Chapter, now the Triangle Chapter, of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Lucille Sparks of Mount Vernon; nieces and nephews, Edwin (Doris) Sparks of Columbus, Betsy (Frank) Deyo of Louisville, Ky., Stephanie (John) Crouch of Utica, Kevin (Alison) Sparks of North Andover, Mass.; nine grandnieces and grandnephews, seven great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and one great-great-grandniece.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earnest Sparks, Franklin Sparks; and two grandnephews.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where a funeral will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Keith Stuart, Ph.D., will officiate. There will be an Eastern Star service starting at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenwood United Methodist Church, 2833 Valleyview Drive, Columbus, OH 43204, or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.