Karl M. Chapman

Karl M. “Jack” Chapman, 83, of Marysville, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Union County with his loving family by his side. He retired as plant superintendent from Siemens where he served the Marysville facility for almost 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served six years during the Korean War era. He was stationed at Clarksville, TN and in Guam and served aboard the USS Bradford based out of San Diego, CA. He was a graduate of McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio. Following his discharge from the Navy, he attended Ohio University and The Ohio State University. As an athlete during the service, he played basketball and baseball. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, mushroom hunting and playing cards. He was an avid reader of books and newspapers. He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Marysville Lodge 1130 and Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM. Known as “Harv” to his buddies, he cherished spending time with his good friends. He was a devoted family provider and made every holiday, family gathering and camping trip extra special for those he loved. He especially enjoyed preparing gourmet dinners and cooking with his wife. He was born March 9, 1931 in Wheelersburg, Ohio, Scioto County to the late Karl Leslie and Grace Beasley Chapman. He is survived by his wife of 63 years and childhood elementary playmate, Frances “Maxine” Whitley, whom he married May 20, 1951 in Greenfield; his daughter, Karla (Gary) Poling and his son, Reese (Kim) Robinson Chapman, both of Marysville; six grandchildren, Erin (David) Holmes, Cale Poling, Mick Poling and his fiancée, Lynsey Huggins, Tanner (Angie) Chapman, Colton Chapman and Darby Chapman; a great-grandson, Sawyer Ginyard; a sister, Janice Crowl of Illinois; a brother, David Chapman of Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Vesta Garwood of Marysville and Patty (Jim) Ferguson of Indiana; a brother-in-law, Gordon (Marianne) Whitley of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many good friends. The family will receive friends 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home where an Elks Memorial Service and military honors will be conducted following the visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Central and Southeast Ohio Chapter, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 265, Columbus, OH 43231. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Dolly Sampsel

Blanche Irene “Dolly” Sullivan Sampsel, 93, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was first and foremost, a faithful encourager to her loving husband, “Doc” Sampsel, and their children. They established their home in Marysville in 1953. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and formerly served on the church’s Altar Society. As a supporter of Memorial Hospital of Union County, she participated in numerous fundraisers and benefits for the hospital, including the Hi Fever Follies. Aside from her steady devotion to her husband and children, she will be remembered for her love of the outdoors and athleticism. An accomplished swimmer, she was a “regular” patron of the Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool every summer for decades, where she socialized and swam laps with her buddies. As a youth, she and her siblings spent the summers enjoying Lake Erie. She was a certified scuba diver and enjoyed horseback riding, skiing, tennis and golfing. She loved family reunions and gatherings and was known as an excellent cook and coordinator of big family dinners. An animal lover, she tended to many pet animals as she raised her children, including fox, a skunk, a Canadian goose, a raccoon, wild birds and of course, numerous dogs and cats. She was born October 7, 1920 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Patrick J. and Bridget McNulty Sullivan. She was also predeceased in 2002 by her daughter, Mary “Moe” Sampsel Schuneman; two brothers, Robert and Eugene; and a sister, Margaret. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, James William Sampsel, M.D., whom she married April 21, 1945 in Cleveland; her sons, James W. (Chien-Hua) Sampsel, Jr. of Marysville, Charles T. (Theresa) Sampsel of Hilliard, Kevin (Mary) Sampsel of Marysville and Bill “Aaron” Sampsel of Marysville; four grandchildren, Emily (Paul) Latham, Patrick (Jessie) Sampsel, Carly Sampsel and Nick Sampsel; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many loving friends. Private family visitation will be held. The public is invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. David A. Poliafico will officiate and burial will follow at the church cemetery. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Scott Yasko

Scott Allen Yasko, age 40, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Monday, April 14, 2014 at his home. He was a carman for CSX Railroad and served in the Marysville area for almost ten years. He was a 1992 graduate of Marysville High School. He enjoyed golfing and fishing and especially loved his time with his children, whether playing video games, backyard football or working around the house. He will always be lovingly known by his family and friends as “Scottydog”. He was born January 10, 1974 in Columbus. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Rev. Bill Rogers and George and Martha Yasko. He is survived by his mother, Mildred “Peachie” Rogers (Michael Allen) Yeauger of Gallipolis; his father, David Scott (Judy) Yasko of Marysville; his children, Austin Scott Yasko, Kylie Autumn Yasko and Savannah Nicole Ulsh; his sister, Lynette (Brian) Lowe, of Marysville; his grandmother, Mary “Libby” Rogers of Columbus; his niece, Jessica Lowe; his nephews, Kameron, Zach, and Chase Lowe; aunts and uncles, Nancy (Time) Dagon, Zaludia (Elton) Smith, Gary Rogers, Donna (Mark) Wells, Debbie (Rick) Smith, Kathy (Dave) Libby and Bernice (Randy) Kamer; and many other cousins, great aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral Home where the funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Michael Wells and Jeremy Kramer will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Memorial contributions may be made to assist in his children’s college education. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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Clifford Stokes

Clifford Gale Stokes, Sr., 59 of Raymond, formerly of North Lewisburg, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at his home with his family at his side.  As a building contractor, he was involved in construction for many years.  He was a handyman and had creative ideas in building projects out of recycled objects.  He changed other’s trash into treasures. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and gun collecting. He also liked coin collecting and was a big Ohio State fan.  He was born January 15, 1955 in North Lewisburg to the late Richard and Annabelle Knox Stokes and was also preceded in death by a son, Chance S. Stokes; his mother-in-law, Patricia A. Turney; and his grandmother-in-law, Eleanor Mundy. He is survived by his wife, Tonya Bowling Stokes, whom he married August 1973; his son, Clifford G. (Fiona) Stokes, Jr., of West Mansfield, and his daughter, Amiee Stokes of Columbus; four grandchildren, Klarissa, Elijah, Eddie and Sebastian; brothers and sisters, Richard “Dale” Stokes, Brett Stokes, Bart Stokes, Alberta “Sis” (Arthur “Buck”) Taylor, Barbara (Duane) Hughes and Mildred “Millie” (Randy) Damron, all of North Lewisburg; Vicky (Mike) Newhart of Venice, FL; and Gladys “Vonnie” Welch of Milford Center; and Anna Marie Thomas, Tamela “Tammy” (Rick) Earl, both of Marysville; and brothers-in-law, Shawn Wallace, Don Turney, Lenny Turney and Kelly Turney; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Ronnie Releford will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Gary Slone

Gary Lee Slone, Sr., age 60, of Mount Gilead, formerly of Marysville, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 surrounded by his family at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead, following a two-year battle with cancer. An associate with D & L Quality Painting, he was a home improvement remodeler/entrepreneur for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially liked spending time with family. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War era. He was a member of Marysville VFW Post 3320, the Mount Gilead VFW Post and the American Legion Post in Delaware. He was born December 30, 1953 in Columbus and was predeceased by his mother, Joyce Ann Tackett Slone. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Alan Slone and a brother, Gregory Alan Slone. He is survived by his father, Clifford Slone of Baltimore, Ohio; his brother, Larry (Debbie) Slone of Marysville; his sisters, Sandra (Doug) Manns of Ostrander and Deborah Reyneke of Mount Gilead; two daughters Cristina Lynn Slone Wagner of Tallahassee, FL and Tina Evelyn Bailey of Gahanna; a step-son Jamie Dominic Bailey of Mt. Gilead; many grandchildren including Willard, Tawny, Cody, Gwyneth and Grayce; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio where a memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Slone memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

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Donald Brooks

Donald William Brooks, 56, of Marysville, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A 1977 graduate of Big Walnut High School, he was involved in construction as a builder for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served with the Ohio National Guard. He enjoyed riding his Harley and especially liked sharing good times with family and friends. He was born October 8, 1958 in Westerville and was predeceased by his father, Donald H. Brooks and a granddaughter, Shiane Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Ruth McFarland Brooks; his mother, Ruby King Brooks of Westerville; his children, Autumn (Chris) Hughes, Cailean Brooks, Camden Brooks, Chris Barton and Roberta Barton; eight grandchildren, Shania, Gabe, Shelby, Chris, Faith, Shaylynn, Tristan and Ari; a brother, Joseph (Beth) Brooks of Upper Sandusky; a sister, Renata (Steve) Cheeseman of Millersport; his brother “from another mother,” Brian Gilbert; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Humane Society or the ASPCA. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Susie Barker

Susan “Susie” Virginia Adams Barker, 56, of Marysville, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by family and friends. A homemaker and devoted wife, mother and sister, she was a member of New Horizons Baptist Church where she sang with the praise team. She was a former employee of Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and also worked with the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a bus aide. She enjoyed handicrafts, especially ceramics and operated Susie’s Creative Touch in downtown Marysville, which also featured scrapbooking, card making, floral designs and jewelry. Above all, she cherished spending time with family and friends and will be remembered as a nurturing helper and unconditional friend to others. She was born July 8, 1957 in Painesville to the late John W. and Margaret Ann Phillips Adams. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Wayne E. Barker, whom she married June 24, 1978 in Parma; her son, Shane Michael Adam Barker; her brother John “Jack” Adams of Willoughby; her sister Kathy (Ed) Barker of Minerva; her mother-in-law, Margaret E. Barker of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Gina Barker; a brother-in-law, Randy (Cindy) Barker; nephews and nieces, Rick Adams, Edward Barker, III, Jessica (William) Frase, Sarah (Drew) Goddard, Lindsay Barker and Heather Barker; two great nephews, Drizzt and Entreri; aunts, Betty Patton and Margaret Adams; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at New Horizons Baptist Church, 17939 Paver Barnes Road, Marysville where the family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Roger Williams will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to her church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Beverly McClain

Beverly Ann Boggs McClain, 75, of Urbana, formerly of Marysville, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A retired nurse aide (STNA), she was an associate of Friendship Village of Dublin for many years and was also a nurse aide at Union Manor in Marysville for a number of years prior. She was a member of St. Paris Community Church of the Nazarene. She loved to collect angels and ceramic dolls and enjoyed classic black and white movies. Above all, she cherished being with her family. She was born February 1, 1939 in Springfield and was predeceased by her father, Elmer D. Boggs; her mother, Anna Mae French Shuler; her step-father, Clarence “Jim” Shuler; her husband, Gene R. McClain; two sons, Timothy and Mark Cooper; her brother, Michael Boggs; a granddaughter, Amy Shuler; and a special aunt, Ruth E. Ford. She is survived by her daughter, Carmen (Rick) Shuler of North Lewisburg; her son, Keith (Kylie) Cooper of Marysville; a sister, Diana (Ron) Shuler of Marysville; two brothers, Donald (Rose) Boggs of Arizona and Jerry Lee (Jill) Boggs of London; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sandra Gonzalez of Mt. Vernon; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (today) at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday at Somerford Township Cemetery in Somerford, Madison County. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be expressed to her family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Martha Langhirt

Martha Eileen Mills Langhirt, age 69, of Marysville, formerly of Worthington, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus with her family at her side. A marriage and family therapist for many years, she also was a psychology instructor at Columbus State Community College. She received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in education from Capital University and her doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from Florida State University. She was a 1962 graduate of North High School in Columbus where she played on the girls’ basketball team and was a member of the swim team. Throughout her years, she coached diving and swimming for Worthington Swim Club, played softball and was an avid tennis player. As an artist, she enjoyed creating her own pottery pieces with friends at the Worthington Recreation Center. A longtime supporter of The Columbus Zoo, she will especially will be remembered for her love of cats. She was born September 17, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Carl A. and Eileen McSherry Mills and was also predeceased by her brother, Stephen E. Mills. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Jon) Rausch of Marysville; her son, Paul (Shelley) Langhirt of Worthington; six grandchildren, Mary (Adrian Young) Snyder, David Snyder, Nigel Langhirt, Nathan Rausch, Zachary Rausch and Gunnar Langhirt; a brother, Ronald (Zeta) Mills of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Doris Mills of Millersburg; two nieces, Lori and Julianne; a nephew, Aaron; and many other relatives and good friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Marysville Grace Church, 17240 Amrine Wood Road, Marysville, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Pastor Clancy Cruise will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kobacker House, OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Nathan McCoy

Nathan A. “Nate” McCoy, III, age 80, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville. A grain and cattle farmer, he enjoyed collecting and restoring toy die-cast tractors and farm equipment. He loved dogs and cherished the time with his canine “boy,” Jerico. Years ago, he traveled the state as a crop insurance adjuster. He will be most remembered as a fun-loving and “ornery” grandpa and a devoted father. He was a dedicated husband and truly missed his late wife’s companionship the past 13 years. A 1952 graduate of Dublin High School, he was a member of the State Championship teams in both football and baseball. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Union Post 79 and VFW Post 3320, both in Marysville. He was born February 18, 1934 in Columbus to the late Nathan A. and Florence Thompson McCoy, Jr. He was also predeceased by his wife, Nancy Khune McCoy; his brother, John McCoy; his sister, Jane Carlos Fladt; and a nephew, Bert Carlos, Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Mary (Frank) Smith of Marysville and Teri (Jerry) Donnelly of North Hampton; his grandchildren, Scott (Katie) Smith of Dublin, Tiffany (Jeff) Smith of Phoenix, AZ, Danielle (Justin) McDaniel of Marysville and Michelle (Tyler) Reed of Galena, Kelly Donnelly of Springfield and Mark (Beth) Donnelly and Kevin (Nikki) Donnelly, both of New Carlisle; his great-grandchildren, Larkin Smith, Waylon and Phalor McDaniel, Vera and Celia Reed, Madison Donnelly and Shelton Donnelly; his nieces and nephews, John (Gail) Carlos, John McCoy, Lee Ann (Ed) Fausnaugh and Patrice (Bill) Paider; and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church. Rev. Andy Albertini will officiate. Burial will be beside his wife at Dublin Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Mark and Kevin Donnelly, Justin McDaniel, Tyler Reed and Matt Hobbs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit or the Hope Center Kitchen. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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