Jeffrey A. Miller

Jeffrey A. Miller of Mount Sterling died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. A former autobody specialist, he enjoyed painting cars, fishing and country music. He was frequently inspired and motivated by Todd Rundgren. He was born June 27, 1962 to Orton and Elizabeth Eblin Miller. He was predeceased by his father; a sister, Darlene Tong; and two brothers, Greg and Thomas Miller. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Bethany) Miller, Misty Miller, Todd (Kristy) Miller and Cortoney (Rush) Williamson; his mother, Betty Adams; two sisters, Sarah Miller and Theresa Williams; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends including special friends Brian and Tina Tonn. The family will be holding private funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the The Hope Center, 212 Chestnut Street, Marysville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Imogene Fern Holdren Gale

Imogene Fern Holdren Gale, age 73, of Raymond, died Wednesday, January 22, 2015 at Milcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a former corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and also was a former associate Day Lay Egg Farm and General Industries. She loved baking and cake decorating and enjoyed fishing and camping. She was born July 29, 1941 in Columbus to the late Basil and Dorothy Swisher and was also predeceased by her husbands, Charles Edward Holdren and Larry Gale; and her daughter, Tammy Holdren Atha; and a son, Charles Edward Holdren, II. She is survived by a son, Greg (Kim Mason) Holdren of Lancaster; a grandson, Rusty Atha; and many other relatives. Private graveside services will be held at Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Lillian Conley-Ousley

photo lillianLillian Griffith Conley-Ousley, age 88, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Emeritus at Halcyon Village in Marysville, Ohio.
An educator in the Kentucky and Ohio school systems for over 35 years, she continued to substitute teach in Floyd County for almost ten years following her retirement in 1990. Throughout her life, she was active in Christian ministry, especially women’s ministries, in Kentucky and Ohio. The wife of a Baptist minister, she and her husband served many Free Will Baptist churches in Eastern Kentucky. Lillian was a remarkable woman who, while raising four children, received a bachelor’s degree in education from Pikeville College in Pikeville, Kentucky and a master’s degree in reading education from Indiana University, Bloomington.
A devoted wife and dedicated mother, she was known for her home-style cooking, especially cornbread and beans. She found great joy in canning, freezing and preserving the family garden harvests. For many years, she was a Mary Kay beauty consultant. She was an avid reader and was a passionate Bible student. Above all, she will be most remembered for her unceasing heart of service and unconditional love for her family.
She was born November 7, 1926 in Estill, Kentucky to the late John Franklin Griffith and Ollie Young Griffith Nichols. She was also preceded in death by her first husband of fifty years, Reverend Dewey Conley, who died in 1995; her second husband, Willard Ousley, who died in 2007; her siblings, Roberta Griffith, Gene Griffith, Mary Opal Dooley and John Griffith; her daughter, Rita Conley; a grandson, James Franklin Conley, II; a sister-in-law, Nora Griffith; and a son-in-law, Fred Caceres.
She is survived by a son, James Franklin (Christine) Conley of Lexington, KY; two daughters, Mary Caceres of Hilliard, Ohio and Faye (Steve) Ruffing of Marysville, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Barbara (Jeff) Lund, Susan Conley, Carey (Peter) Thomson, Alan (Amaris) DeRossett, Jeffrey Conley, Matthew Wilson, Emily (Derrick) Herman, Stephen (Amanda) Conley, Freddie (Stephanie) Caceres and Ryan Ruffing; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Mary Gail) Griffith of Miamisburg, Ohio; a sister, Julia (Bob) Duchemin of Franklin, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Al Dooley; a sister-in-law, Billie Griffith; a granddaughter-in-law, Lenetta Conley; step-children, Jack (Karen) Ousley, Joanne (Norman) Goble, Barbara (John) Brewer, Rudolph Ousley and Glen (Gina) Ousley; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040.
Visitation will be held 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carter Funeral Home, 234 South Lake Drive, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday with visitation two hours prior to the service at Highland Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, 346 South Highland Avenue, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653. Rev. Clifford Austin will officiate and burial will be at Gethsemane Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Lucille Powers

Lucille Genevieve Mallett Powers, age 96, of Richwood, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Memorial Gables in Marysville. An educator for 37 years, she taught business courses in shorthand, typing and bookkeeping, mostly in the North Union School District. She was a graduate of Stafford High School near Lewisville, Ohio. She was a member of Marysville Church of Christ. Following retirement, she worked for many years with the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. She enjoyed flower gardening, baking and canning and especially loved being a grandmother. She was born March 27, 1918 in Lewisville, Ohio to the late Urban and Susie Billman Mallett. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Harry Edward Powers who died November 20, 2013; her brother, Jim Mallett; her brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Marge Mallett; and her sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Everett Taylor. She is survived by two sons, Franklin (Sally) Powers of Caldwell and Keith (Tara) Powers of Richwood; four grandchildren, Russ (Janet) Powers, Phillip Powers, Talyn (Keith) Scowden and Tyne Powers; great grandchildren, Aaron and Deven Powers and Braedon and Hayes Scowden; a brother, Franklin Mallett; two sisters, Geneva Powers and Gladys Cunningham; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Ed Beeson will officiate and burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery in Richwood. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Susan Marie Simpson

Susan Marie Simpson, age 66, of Marysville, died peacefully Monday, January 19, 20Susan Simpson obit photo15 at her home. With her supportive husband by her side, she was able to reside at her home despite the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. She was a former associate in charge of medical records at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. A longtime hairdresser, she had an artistic talent and enjoyed painting scenes and creating small wooden birds. One of her greatest loves was riding motorcycles with her husband. They made many travels together throughout the country, especially the West and Florida. She was a graduate of Neshaminy High School in Neshaminy, Pennsylvania. She was born August 28, 1948 in Arlington, Virginia to the late Robert Webster Stafford and Betty Anna Trent Stafford Wheeler, who survives in Levittown, PA. She was also predeceased by a brother, John Wheeler; and her step-father, John Wheeler, Sr. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Chester E. Simpson, whom she married July 22, 1967 in Bucks County, PA; a sister, Nancy Wheeler of Levittown, PA; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Franz) Breuer of Ben Wheeler, Texas; and many other relatives and friends. The family will hold private services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 779 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Maenette Jackson Herring

Maenette Jackson Herring, age 87, of Sacramento, California, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Marysville, Ohio. She retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. where she worked for over 20 years in the credit department. During her younger years, she was a clerk/bookkeeper for Broadway Cleaners in Atwater, California. She grew up in Mississippi and resided in various states throughout her life, including Tennessee, Oregon, California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Merced, California. She enjoyed house boating, watching her children water ski, square dancing and traveling the United States with her late husband in their motor home. She was born August 13, 1927 in Mississippi to the late Marion Shackleford and Birdie Mae Eubanks Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Warren Rea Herring, whom she married in Portland, Oregon in 1945; and her two-year old son, Travis Herring. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn (Tim) Bubenchik of Westerville; her son, James Rea Herring of Fallon, Nevada; her grandchildren, Monica Montero, Maenette Combs, Megan Rowe, Kimberly Ann Butler; five great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Jane Warren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will hold a Celebration of Life service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio is assisting the family.

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William “Bill” Rausch

Scan_20150116William B. “Bill” Rausch, age 90, of Marysville, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Emeritus at Halcyon Village. A proud farmer all his life, he and his late wife, Jean, raised their five children on their Raymond dairy farm. The son of a farming family, he also enjoyed gardening, creating stained glass pieces and was an avid reader. He was a longtime member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. After he and his wife retired from farming, they settled in Harlingen, Texas where they enjoyed membership at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for 14 years. They both participated in many activities at Eastgate Mobile Home Park and made frequent jaunts to Progresso, Mexico to dine and shop. They returned to Union County in 2009 to be closer to family. His greatest joy in recent years was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A 1942 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Army. He received his basic training in Alabama and served in South Korea at the end of the Second World War. He was born March 9, 1924 in Marysville to the late Clarence L. and Leona Hinderer Rausch. He was also preceded in death on April 21, 2013 by his wife of 63 years, Jean A. Matthew Rausch, whom he married November 26, 1949 in Anniston, Alabama; and in 1980 by his daughter, Mary Kathryn Rausch Russell. He is survived by a son, Larry James Rausch of Perryville, Missouri; three daughters, Shirley (Rick) Crago of Marysville, June (Charles) Leader of Columbus and Virginia “Ginnie” (Carl) Black of Riverside; 12 grandchildren, Margaret (Philip) Kleiboeker, LCDR (sel) Nicholas (Amanda) Rausch USN, Deanna Miley, Melinda (Berry) Shumpert, Matt Miley, Patty (Ryan) Anatra, Andy Crago, Regina (Mark) Tipton, Rachel (Maj. Joe, USAF) Price, Aaron (Jennifer) Penix, Michelle (Mike) Cool and Casey (Amy) Russell; 21 great grandchildren; four brothers, Donald (Narci) Rausch, Clarence “Junior” (Lois) Rausch, Ned (Ruthann) Rausch and David (Mary Ann) Rausch; a sister, Annette Ruff; a brother-in-law, Norman Wicklund; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and loving friends. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Jacob D. Heino will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery with full military honors provided by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church CD Sermon Ministry or a charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Suzy Parmenter Davis

obit photoSuzy Parmenter Davis, age 75, of New Albany, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Heartland of Marysville following a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was a retired associate of US Bank in Columbus and was also a former employee of National City/PNC Bank. Her banking career spanned over 30 years. She was a 1957 graduate of Mifflin High School where she was president of student council her senior year and Homecoming Queen. She enjoyed traveling and gardening and found great joy in her canine buddy, Sage. She was born April 21, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Harold D. and Catherine Evans Parmenter. She was also preceded in death in 1997 by her husband, Ralph “RJ” Davis, whom she married August 31, 1957 in Union County; in 2013, by her daughter, Debra Mimran; and her half-brother, Mike Duffy. She is survived by her son, Scott (Abbie) Davis of Columbus, Indiana; her daughter, Linda Farshchi of New Albany; grandchildren, Whitney Davis, Kyle (Katie) Davis, AJ (Rachel) Davis, Nathan Farshchi, Hanna Farshchi, Benjamin Mimran, Nachson (Natalia) Mimran, Arieh Mimran; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Glenna (Tom) Edgar of Marysville; two nephews, Glenn (Kelly) Edgar and Bill (Anne) Edgar; and many other relatives and dear friends, including Emily Puleri and Tony and Nila Bowman. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville. Private interment will be held at a later date at Union Cemetery in Columbus. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Gene Sellers

Sellers obit photoEarnest Eugene “Gene” Sellers, age 85, a longtime resident of Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at The Ohio State University Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital. An illustrator, industrial designer, creative consultant and civic-minded servant and volunteer, he used his talents to better enhance the community which he loved. An associate since the early 1960’s of the Scotts/Miracle-Gro Company, he retired in 1990 as creative services director. He was a 1947 graduate of North High School in Columbus, an honors graduate of the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati and received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts- industrial design from The Ohio State University. He was a former mechanical illustrator for H & H Art Studio in Dayton and for Dave Ellies Industrial Design in Columbus. During his retirement, he was a designer for his own consulting business, GS Right/Design. A U. S. Navy Reserve veteran, he served in the United States Army infantry during the Korean War and received three battle stars, a combat infantry badge and three unit commendations. He was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities through the years. His memberships included past president of the Marysville Kiwanis Club, past president of the board of trustees of the Marysville Public Library, past president of the Union County Heart Association, the Marysville Art League and the Union County Shrine Club. He also was a volunteer for the health center at Memorial Hospital of Union County where he accrued over 2700 hours. His philanthropy and creative consulting work for Marysville and Union County was extensive. He designed and contracted the Marysville entrance sign project “Welcome to Marysville where the grass is greener” and created the logos for the Marysville Public Library, Children, Inc., The Houston House and the Union County Joint Recreation District. He served passionately as the chairman of the Marysville Shade Tree Commission for many years. Aside from his artistic and creative interests in watercolor, judging art programs and art exhibits, he enjoyed history and traveling. An outdoorsman, he loved fishing, biking, reading, skiing and golfing. Above all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born September 18, 1929 in Troy, Ohio to the late Earnest H. and Olive Julian Sellers and was also preceded in death by two brothers, James and Robert Sellers. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Kear Sellers, whom he married on his birthday, September 18, 1954 at Grace Methodist Church in Dayton, Ohio; three sons, Scott (Julie) Sellers of Oxford, Ohio, Keith (Beverly) Sellers of Fort Thomas, KY and Michael (Lynne) Sellers of Oak Creek, CO; five grandchildren, Shannon (Kyle) Phillips, Jacob Sellers, Ethan Sellers, Noah Sellers and Betsy Sellers; sisters-in-law, Ann Sellers, Betty Sellers and Annabelle Kear; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends. The family will receive friends 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Marysville First United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Rev. Aaron Brown will officiate. Interment will be held at Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First United Methodist Church or Marysville Public Library “Friends of the Library.” Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Jane McCarty

obit photoMary Jane McCarty, age 89, of Duluth, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Mary was born Monday, December 14, 1925 in Marion, Ohio to Ernest James and Bertha Katrina (Davis) Bowen. Survivors include her children, Sara Smith Corbett of Benson, AZ, James Robert Davis(Joan) of Marysville, OH and Lila McCarty (Chris Green) of Duluth, GA. Mary is also survived by grandchildren, Shane (Grant) Partington, Jimmy (Lisa) Davis, Chris (Amy) Davis, Tonya Smith Stoddard, Rhonda Smith Dyer and Alice Smith Pedersen; along with several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and also very good friends, Penny and Art Johnson, and Mike and Tammy Seel all of St. Petersburg, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Bertha Bowen; one sister, Maxine June Petty; two brothers, Ernest (Bud) Bowen and Jack Curtis Bowen. Mary was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ralph E. McCarty, who passed away October 2006. Mary lived most of her life in Marysville, Ohio before moving to St. Petersburg, Florida in the early 80′s. She most recently lived at Dunwoody Pines, located in Dunwoody, GA. Mary’s favorite pastime was being around friends and family. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home 703 East 5th ST, Marysville, OH 43040. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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