Dorothy Mills

dorothy mills obitDorothy Esther Kinniard Mills, 89, of Marysville, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Carriage Court Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family. A homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a former associate of Ranco in Plain City and also worked as a waitress at former Marysville restaurants, Dutch’s and Clancey’s. She attended Agape Community Fellowship of Marysville and was a former member of Resurrection Mt. Foursquare Gospel Church. Throughout the years, she was a caregiver in her own home for her son, grandchildren and other children. Her faith in God was the strength that carried her throughout the many challenging seasons of her life. She was a woman of prayer and passed on a legacy of faith in God to her children and grandchildren. Serving her family was the center of her life. In her younger years, she enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and taught Sunday school. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren and family and enjoyed taking trips to the Smoky Mountains as well as visiting family in West Virginia and Maryland. She also liked having picnics at Indian Lake. She loved the flowers of spring and working outside. To her, every holiday was a reason to celebrate and bake a cake. An excellent cook, cooking was her expression of love and although she collected hundreds of recipes, she rarely needed one. She enjoyed staying active about her house and yard and liked the company of pet dogs she had over the years that she dearly loved. She was born January 17, 1925 in McMechen, West Virginia to the late Charles W. and Ethel E. Stover Kinniard and was also predeceased by her husband, Edward Eugene Mills and by her son, Michael Eugene Mills. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Harold) Neate of Marysville; her grandson, Joshua Neate and his girlfriend, Lyndsi Sanders, both of Franklin, TN; her granddaughter, Hannah Neate of Marysville; her siblings, Jim (Darlene) Kinniard, June Kinniard, Irma Zochok and John (Joyce) Kinniard; and many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery. Pastor Gene Miller will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Agape Community Fellowship of Marysville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Teri Edwards

Teri Lynn Guinn-Edwards, 59, of Marysville, died Monday, October 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a former associate of Marysville Steel, most recently a homemaker and attended Marysville Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed Sudoku puzzles, fishing, rose gardening, and especially “spoiling” her grandchildren. She will be most remembered as a loving mother and a devoted “Nana.” She was born October 1, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio and was predeceased by her father Jerry Guinn and her husband, Richard Edwards. She is survived by her mother Carolyn Fischer Guinn of Dayton; her children, Jeremy (Mona) Larrick of Marysville, Ashley (Thomas) Purdy of Woodstock and Harley Edwards of Marysville; her step-children, Richard (Amanda) Edwards and Shane (Shawna) Edwards, both of Cookville, TN; 14 grandchildren, Gage, Aleigha, Jesse, Des, Brooke, Jack, Oliver, Nathan, Samantha, Silas, Blayze, Kenny, Anabelle and Perry; and many other relatives and close friends. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Thomas Purdy will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teri Edwards Memorial Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com. teri photo

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Michael James Nibert, Sr.

Michael James Nibert, Sr., age 56, of Richwood, died Monday, September 29, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He retired in March 2014 from Abbott after 36 years where he worked as a computer operator. He was a 1977 graduate of Dublin Coffman High School. He was a proud Harley rider and kept his bike in tip-top condition at all times. He cherished the times he spent fishing with his grandson. He was born September 28, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Odell and June Ward Nibert; he was also predeceased by two brothers, Donald Ray Nibert and William Edward Nibert. He is survived by the love of his life for 35 years, Geneva Littler; his son, Michael James Nibert, Jr. of Richwood; his grandson, Chase Michael Nibert; two sisters, Janice Nibert and Cathy (Mark) Thomas, both of West Mansfield; his step-children, Walter (Lenita) Littler, Christina Littler and Tammy Littler, all of Columbus; step-grand-children, Christian, Jagger, Zackary, Robbie, Max and Sara; nephews and nieces, Cody, Colt, Nakina (Noah), Dakota, Darlene (Kevin), Denise, Megan, Ethan, Braxton, Tahla, Eli “Jake, Tonia (Chad) and Zachary; an aunt, Marie; and many other relatives and friends, including his “special brothers,” Mark, Jerry and Curtis. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home where a funeral procession will form at 11:30 a.m. to York Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Ann Elizabeth Stanley McCollum

mccollum photoAnn Elizabeth Stanley Boggs McCollum, 66, of Lebanon, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Bethesda Hospital North in Cincinnati following a short illness with cancer. She retired in 2009 from SUMCO in Maineville where she worked many years as a semiconductor operator. Since retirement, she cherished her time as a nanny until her recent illness. A 1966 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a former associate of General Industries and Ranco in Union County. She also was a former waitress at the Lamplighter Restaurant in Marysville and was a cosmetics consultant for BeautyControl. Lovingly known as “Auntie Ann,” she will be remembered, first and foremost, for her dedication to her family. She was born August 29, 1948 in Columbus to the late Frank and Thelma Smith Stanley. She is survived by her husband, Glenn McCollum of Lebanon; her son, Aaron (Karen) Boggs of Louisville, KY; her daughter, Katherine (Michael) Davis of Dayton; a step-son, Justin McCollum of Hamilton; her sister, Marilyn (Jim) Lockwood of Marysville; two brothers, Philip (Patricia) Stanley of Logan and Robert (Jacqueline) Stanley of Walnut Creek, California; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including her former husband, David Boggs of Paintsville, KY; her “little buddy,” Cline Beimesche of Loveland; and her “granddog” canine companions. A memorial service will be held 12 noon Friday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040 where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Aaron Brown will officiate. Interment will be held later at Woodstock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Robert O. Evans

Robert O. Evans photoRobert O. Evans, age 86, of Marysville, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness. He retired as foreman of the print shop at Siemens in Bellefontaine. He was a former supervisor associate of Bowers Envelope Company in Indianapolis. He formerly served as a volunteer fireman for New Palestine Fire Department in Indiana. He served as a trustee in Millcreek Township during the 1980s. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Marysville Council #5534. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served on the USS Carpellotti. He was also a member of VFW Post 3320. A supportive and loving husband, he became a helpful hand for his wife’s Watkins Alumni reunions throughout the years and for assisting his wife in hosting the Guglielmi Reunion. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and cherished his time with his children and grandchildren, especially attending school, music and sports activities. He was born February 5, 1928 in Indianapolis to the late Otis and Florence Chandler Evans. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Phyllis Derio Evans, whom he married January 11, 1980 in Hilliard; his son, Mike (Chris) Evans; and his daughter, Beverly (Jeff) Elliott, both of New Palestine, IN; his step-children, Melinda (Freeman) Troyer and Dan (Christy) Jones, both of Marysville and Mark Jones of Dublin; three grandchildren, Ryan, Natalie and Cody; step-grandchildren, Lily, Natalie (Chris), Brian, Danielle, Nicole, Adam (Catheryn), Jacob and Emily; a sister, Wanda (Bob) Peters of New Palestine, IN; three great-grandchildren, Aria, Alex and Lucy; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Rev. David A. Poliafico will officiate assisted by Deacon Mickey Hawkins. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Union County Military Funeral honor guard. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville. Memorial contributions may be made to church organ fund, Union County Humane Society, Central Ohio Alzheimers Association or charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Waldo Emerson Gwilliams, Jr.

100Waldo Emerson Gwilliams, Jr., age 73, of Marysville, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home following a two-year battle with cancer. He retired from O.M. Scott and Sons after almost 29 in maintenance. Following retirement, he continued staying active, working part-time at St. Marys Cement Company. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis on the USS Canberra. He was a member of AmVets. He was a former member of Newton Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, watching old western movies, tinkering in the garage and was a NASCAR fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandpa and brother. He was born July 5, 1941 in Gallipolis. He was predeceased by his father Waldo E. Gwilliams, Sr.; his oldest brother, Richard Bruce Gwilliams; and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Gwilliams. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Sue Stithem Gwilliams, whom he married July 31, 1965 in Rushsylvania, Ohio; his mother, Beulah Songer Gwilliams of Marysville; four children, Tammy Norwood of Marysville, Pamela “Susie” Hampton of Columbus, Angela (David) King of Zanesville and Timothy Gwilliams of Marysville; grandchildren, John, Joseph, Patsy and Michael Jones, Zachariah (Stacy) Hampton, Andrew Bobo and Amanda King; eight great-grandchildren, Helena, John David III, Adysen, Gabriel, Darius, Jai, Jaylin, Destinee; four sisters, Joyce Peck, Nyla (Richard) Bowersmith, Judith (Doug) Barnes and Nancy Roosa; three brothers, William Gwilliams, Roger (Sandra) Gwilliams and David (Karen) Gwilliams; a sister-in-law, Wanda Gwilliams; a brother-in-law, Norman “Jim” Stithem; his mother-in-law, Cecil Stithem; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends, including his best friends, Bob Anderson and Ron Wright. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Warren Goble will officiate and burial will be at Raymond Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Lee

bulletin photoMary Elizabeth Massie Lee, age 79, of Marysville, formerly of New Carlisle, died Saturday, September 20, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville surrounded by family and friends. She retired in 1995 from the New Carlisle post office where she served as a window clerk for 25 years. A 1952 graduate of Westville High School, she grew up one of ten children on the family farm outside of St. Paris. A deeply devoted wife, dedicated mother and fun-loving grandmother, she suffered the grievous loss of her dear husband, Bill, in 1998. A year later, she began to create a satisfying and fulfilling life after moving to Marysville to be closer to her daughter’s family. She took a job at The Frame Connection in downtown Marysville until it closed, worked as a reception desk clerk at the Union County YMCA for many years and also was a more than 1000-hour volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union County’s Morey Desk. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, where she taught fifth and sixth grade Sunday School with her daughter. She was a member of Terre Haute United Methodist Church in Urbana, Ohio. She cherished working at Union County Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings with her daughter’s “Pink House Details” baked goods. She was a big Ohio State Buckeyes fan and adored her “granddog,” Violet. She will be especially remembered for her lively sense of humor and joke telling. She was born October 1, 1934 in Champaign County to the late Walter and Elva Slagle Massie. She was also predeceased by her husband of 44 years, William H. Lee, whom she married August 21, 1954 at her family’s homestead; her siblings, Eloise Putman, Raymond Massie, Francis Massie and Marcella Mahan; and a nephew, Michael Schneider. She is survived by her daughter, Tonya (Steve) Dunton of Marysville; her grandson, Alek Dunton of Portland, Oregon; her granddaughter, Ashley (Sgt.1st Class Kevin) Barker, US Army of Barstow, California; three sisters, Eleanora Schneider, Agnes Lemmon and Rose Lee and two brothers, Roger (Sandy) Massie and Jerry (Gloria) Massie, all of St. Paris; two sisters-in-law, Anna Jane Massie of St. Paris and Dolores Beer of Bellefontaine; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Lisa) Lee of Nashville, Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and good friends. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Terre Haute United Methodist Church in Champaign County. Burial will take place beside her husband be at Terre Haute Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pick Me Rescue in Marengo, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Phyllis Ann Johnson

Phyllis Ann Johnson, 66, of Marysville, died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital following an extended illness. A member of Crusade Bible Church in Plain City, she was an avid crafter and enjoyed quality time with her family. She was born December 9, 1947 to the late Andrew and Della Mae Castle Culwell. She was also preceded in death on July 9, 1973 by a son, David Oliver; two brothers, James and Charles Culwell; and former husband, Harold Moccabee. She is survived by her husband, Harry Johnson; two sons, Harold Moccabee II of Plain City, Ron (Paula) Moccabee of Byhalia; a daughter Cassie Moccabee of Marysville; a grandson, Logan Moccabee; three granddaughters, Haylee Moccabee, LeAnna Wilson, and Ella Moccabee; two brothers, Estel (Pam) Culwell of Richwood and Ray (Loretta) Culwell of Plain City and many other nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. A memorial service will held 3:30 Monday at Crusade Bible Church in Plain City where the family will receive friends following the service. Pastor Paul Yutzy will officiate. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Janine Clotilde Capelle Goertz

Janine Clotilde Capelle Goertz, 91, of Marysville, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures. A native of France, she met her late husband, Vernon, who was serving in the US Army during the liberation of France from Nazi occupation in 1944. They moved to the United States in 1950 and soon afterward, she became an American citizen. They lived a short time in Wheeling, West Virginia and then settled permanently in Cleveland, where they raised their two children, Harvey and Viviane. A lifelong homemaker, she also worked second jobs during this time to help support her children’s college education. Following Vernon’s retirement, the family moved to Marysville to live close to son, Harvey, and grandson, Johnan. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and drawing. With her artistry skills, she recently collaborated with her daughter and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Anna, in publishing a children’s book. She will be lovingly remembered for her selflessness and devotion to her family. She was born September 9, 1923 in Meaux, France to the late Maurice and Jeanne Hericourt Capelle. She was also preceded in death in 1991 by her husband of almost 46 years, Vernon F. Goertz, whom she married September 9, 1946 in France; her sister and brother-in-law, Francoise and Jacques Puchault. She is survived by her daughter, Viviane (Denny) Bushong of Dublin; her son, Harvey (Bonnie) Goertz, of Marysville; three grandchildren, Johnan Goertz of Marysville, Eric (Sarah) Thrush of Marysville and Lauren Thrush of Dublin; four great-granddaughters, Ava, Anna, Cassidy and Chelsea; and many nieces, nephews and friends, including three nephews in France. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be beside her husband at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church or Union County Veterans Memorabilia Committee. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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DeAnna Lynn Harr Franklin

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DeAnna Lynn Harr Franklin, 48, of Delaware, formerly of Marysville, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital with her loving family by her side. A graduate of North Union High School in Richwood, she attended Alpena Community College in Michigan for a psychology degree. After meeting the love of her life, she and her family lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area while her husband, Marvin, served in the United States Air Force. Upon his retirement and the graduation of their daughters in Arizona, she and her family moved back to Ohio. She retired in 2008 after working many years as a mortgage broker. “Dee” was known for her artistic skills and expressed her creativity as a jewelry designer and artisan for several years. She will be most remembered for her inviting spirit, lively humor and compassionate generosity.

She was born August 23, 1966 in Heath, Ohio and was predeceased by her mother, Patricia Hatmaker; her brother, David Hatmaker and her father-and mother-in-law, William and Isabel Franklin. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Marvin Franklin, whom she married August 7, 1992 in Key West, FL; four daughters, Ebony (Lionel) Tarver of Montgomery, AL, Nicole Long of Marysville, Candice Rider of Lexington, KY and Olivia (Ethan) Batraski of Danville, CA; her step-father, Oscar Hatmaker of Marysville; two sisters, Patricia “Kathy” Rider and Sherry (Clair) Story; two brothers, Mark (Lidian) Hatmaker and Tim (Candyce) Hatmaker; two brothers-in-law, William (Loretta) Franklin and Allen Franklin; a sister-in-law Wendy Hatmaker; five grandsons, Lionell, Romello, Elijah, Ethan and Alexander; nieces and nephews, Shawna, Mike, Hannah, Jordan, Tom, Kyle, Derick, Mitchell, Scott, Rebecca, Karline, Case, Everly, Heidi; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville where the family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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