Catherine Keller

Catherine Mae Shields Keller, 83, of Marysville, formerly of the Hilltop in Columbus, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Marysville. A graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing, she retired in 1991 after a 40-year career. In addition to her hospital and nursing home service, her passion and joy came from private duobit phototy nursing. She was a member of the Marysville Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was also a former member of Brookshire Methodist Church in Columbus. In her church life, she found incredible fulfillment in working with youth, family history and women’s auxiliary groups. An avid genealogist, she was a pioneer in family history research, not only for her own ancestors, but for many families in the central Ohio area. She enjoyed gardening, Big Band music, classic movies and taking trips with her family. A deeply devoted wife of Jack for 63 years, her life was illuminated by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She cherished family dinners and gatherings. To all who knew her, she was a constant encourager and a fierce protector. As the loving matriarch of the Keller family, she will be most remembered for her giving hands. She was born May 17, 1931 in Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, Michigan to the late Lt. Col. George Charles Shields, Jr., and Mae Christine DeLorme Shields. She was also preceded in death by her eldest son, Jack “Scott” Keller; grandson, Kenton Scott Keller; two brothers, George and Lt. Col. Richard Shields; and a sister-in-law, Janet Elleman. She is survived by her husband, Jack Wilson Keller, whom she married February 2, 1952 at Bexley United Methodist Church; her children, Steven Guy (Marjorie) Keller of Galloway, Diane Christine (Kelly) Hebdon of Harrisonburg, VA, Kenneth Shields (Michele) Keller of Plain City and Elizabeth Catherine (Michael) Hauser of Lakewood; fourteen grandchildren, Jason (Stephanie) Keller, Traci (Jeff) Harris, Kevin (Lisa) Keller, Ryan (Karie) Cox, Matt Cox, Andrew (Stephanie) Hebdon, Michelle (Andrew) Pieracini, Laurie (Nathan) Kelly, Jessica (Ammon) Piatt, Megan (Brock) Dehlin, Joshua Hebdon, Ian Keller, Nathan Keller, Michael Hauser; daughter-in-law, Colleen Smith; 19 great-grandchildren, Jack, Joe, Hunter, Rhys, Finn, Liam, Caroline, Kimmi, Alli, David, James, Toby, Tate, Troy, Evie, Landon, Avery, Noah, Griffin; her sister, Christine Louise Shields of Westerville; sisters-in-law, Dell Shields and Virginia Ellis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 E. Fifth St., Marysville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 740 West Third Street, Marysville. Bishop Brent Hiltscher will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery, 6959 West Broad Street, Galloway. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Cris E. Warren

Cris E. Warren, age 62, of Marysville, died peacefully with the support of Loving Care Hospice on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. He was an associate at the Marysville Public Library where he woobit photorked in circulation for several years. He was born April 23, 1952 in Springfield. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Warren and two step-sons Mike and John Riley. He is survived by his loving soul mate, Janet Ferrell; his step-children, Gayla (Don) Wooldridge, Jo Cline, Jeff (Dee) Riley, Lisa Crumm, Kim Newland and Tonya (Rich) Russell; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; his mother, Mary Warren of Springfield; three sisters, Vickie Ault, Karen Warren and Amy Warren; a brother, Allen (Sandy) Warren; and many friends. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library for Marysville Public Library. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Crystal June Mantle

Crystal June “Chris” Mantle, age 68, of Marysville, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. A homemaker, she was a former retail sales clerk at Lazarus Department Store and Walmart and also was a consultant for Avon. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran obit photoChurch where she served with the Altar Guild and sang in the choir. She participated in “Warm Up America” knitting and crochet club and Magic Foundation, which addressed special needs for those with growth disorders. A 1964 graduate of Central High School in Columbus, she was born September 4, 1946 in Columbus to the late John Linn and Vera Louisa Tallman Deist. She was also predeceased by her step-father Felix Wheeler; an aunt, Fern Tallman; her grandparents, Ella and Frank Tallman; and her father- and mother-in-law, Maynard and Pauline Mantle. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John David Mantle, whom she married December 18, 1966 in Columbus; two sons, David J. Mantle of Hebron and Paul D. Mantle of Crestwood, KY.; three grandchildren, Isaac, Molly and Jessica Mantle; her siblings, Daniel Deist, Twyla Wolfe, Dawn McNulty and Dennis Wheeler; nieces and nephews Pamela Nixon, Amanda (Chris) Fox, Jenny, Allie, Kelsey and Katie Nixon, Thomas (Autumn) Adair, Trinity Fox and Damien Fox; uncles and aunts Raymond (Joann) Tallman, Clifford (Ruth) Tallman and June Tallman; and many other relatives and friends, including her God-children, Deanna Harlor, Dormee McGruder, Fred Lauer, Jessi Lauer, Brandon Dreiseidel, Gretchen Dreiseidel. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Barry Scott will officiate and interment will be at 2 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery in Galloway. Memorial contributions may be made to Magic Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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Junior F. Tignor

Junior F. Tignor, age 75, of Marysville, died early Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus. An auto mechanic, he was an associate of Wilson Motors for many years. He was also a former associate of Rockwell International. As a farmhand, he and his father, Clarence, assisted Dr. Malcolm MacIvor on his farm, Oakland, throughout “Doc’s” family practice for several decades. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved watching westerns and reading western books. During his younger years, he liked playing guitar and was known for playing many favorites, including “Wildwood Flower.” He was born July 20, 1939 in Rupert, West Virginia to the late Clarence and Una Lockhart Tignor and was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Goddard and a special friend, John Kaffenbarger. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Housman Tignor, whom he married August 30, 1966 in Plain City; three sons, Anthony, Stephen and Rodney Tignor, all of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Evelyn, Anthony, Adam, Kodey, Pvt. Kelsey, Pvt. Justin and Kisandra; a great grandson, Hunter; his sister, Ardella (Herb) Baxley; a nephew, Michael (Peggy) Goddard; a niece, Stacy (Scott) Faller; two step-nephews, Tracey and Nelson Baxley; a great niece, Chelsey Goddard; and many other relatives and special friends, including Ray Young of Columbus. Graveside services will be held 12 noon Monday, December 22, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Renee Frances Adams

Renee Frances Lype Adams, age 86, of Marysville, formerly Pittsburgh, PA, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Memorial Gables in Marysville, Ohio. She was a retired school cafeteria cook for Baldwin-Whitehall School District in Pittsburgh, where she worked for 27 years. Aside from her alchemist skills in baking and cooking, she enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening. Always with a sunny disposition, she will be most remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She was born February 28, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Alfred Albright and Agnes Marie Lenk Lype. She was also predeceased by her husband, Clarence Winfield Adams; a sister, Jeanne Elizabeth Munn and two brothers, Charles William Lype and Alfred Lype. She is survived by her daughter, Sharryn Ann (Robert) Zedeker of Marysville and her son, Kirt David Adams of Nesquehoning, PA; three granddaughters, Julie Ann Zedeker, Robyn Lynn (Tim) Jenkins and Jessica Lynn (Mike) Rosas; twelve great-grandchildren, Jordyn Ann Lowe, Dacoda Robert Orris, Seth William Orris, Rylan Alexander Zedeker, Aribella Marie Simpson, Kolton Jenkins, Kelsee Jenkins, Mia Lynn Jenkins, Jessalyn Brandi Dominguez, Prisilla Celeste Dominguez, Cain David Rosas and Dixon Liam Rosas; two brothers, Jack (Sue) Lype and Robert (Norma Jean) Lype; and many nieces and nephews. According to her wishes, there will be no funeral services. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Alice Douglass Mathers

mathers obit photo finalAlice Douglass Mathers, age 81, of Marysville, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House. A teacher all of her life, she taught elementary education at Watkins Elementary in the Fairbanks school district. As a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, she also taught Sunday school for several years. She was a member of Union County Retired Teachers Association, a former member of Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and a past member of Mary Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. A true “teacher of life,” she exemplified genuineness and was known for her loving and caring heart and her wit and sense of humor. She will be remembered for being blessed with many students and wonderful family and friends. She was born June 4, 1933 in Columbus. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles B. Dodge; a brother, Charles A. Dodge; and her husbands, James E. Douglass and Claude E. Mathers. She is survived by her mother, Audrey Johnson Dodge of Palatka, FL; her children, Harold (Michelle) Douglass of Columbus and Donna (Tom) Stumbaugh of Ostrander; her granddaughter, Audrey Douglass; a step-daughter, Pat Green of Marysville; her brother, David (Ann) Dodge of Palatka, FL; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Dodge of Orlando, FL; a brother-in-law, Harold (Dorothy) Douglass of Port Clinton; a niece, Beth Ann Harrison; a nephew David (Soni) Douglass; and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Denise Turpin will officiate and burial will be at New California Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 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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Elizabeth Mary Farrell

farrell obit photoElizabeth Mary Farrell, age 61, of Dublin, formerly of The Bronx, NY, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 with her family by her side at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia. She was an office manager at Landaker and Associates in Westerville for over twenty years. She was also a part-time cashier/clerk at The Anderson’s General Store in Dublin. Of Irish Catholic descent, she was raised in The Bronx, one of six children of Irish immigrants. She moved to Ohio in the mid-1990’s to be close to her sister and nephews and to begin a new career. Family was of utmost importance to her. She enjoyed taking camping trips and special journeys with her family and especially cherished times with her great niece, Erin and her great nephew, Max. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and handicrafts, including latch hook and ceramics. She was born April 1, 1953 in The Bronx, New York to the late Patrick and Rose Sammon Farrell. She is survived by her sister, Ann Marie Guth of Dublin; her brothers, Patrick Farrell, Edward “Eddie” (Teresa) Clarkson-Farrell, Kevin Farrell, and Sean (Theresa) Farrell, all of New York City; nieces and nephews, Brian (Melisa) Guth, Matthew (Miranda) Guth, Gaylen, Fiona and Aiden Clarkson-Farrell and Valerie Manzo; a great-niece, Erin Guth; a great-nephew, Max Guth; and many cousins and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Fr. David A. Poliafico will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Wendell “Red” Marmon

Wendell “Red” Marmon, 78, of Crossville, TN died December 5, 2014 at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, GA with his wife and daughters by his side.  A retiree of Honda of America Manufacturing, he also served in the United States Air Force. A devoted Christian, he was a member of the Crossville First Freewill Baptist Church for 10 years. He touched many hearts throughout his 78 years of life and lived to share his Christian mission and serve others. He also enjoyed his pet dog, Prince Buddy Ming. He left a wonderful legacy behind and all those in his presence were honored to know him. He was born June 29, 1936 to the late Maurice and Leah (Hunt) Marmon. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Earl Marmon; two sons, Kenneth and Dean Marmon; and a daughter, Dottie Papst. He is survived by his wife, Polly Ming Marmon of Crossville, TN; two daughters, Donna (Jon) Roggelien of Three Rivers, TN and Miriah (TJ) Smith of Marysville; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Mike McCoy will officiate. Burial will follow at Zanesfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jacob Berry Ministries, P.O. Box 1266, Miami, OK 74355. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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Robert “Bob” Armentrout

Robert C. “Bob” Armentrout, age 91, of Marysville, died unexpectedly early Monday, December 8, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He retired from Goodyear after 17 years where he worked in production. He also worked as a commercial truck driver for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II in Saipan and Iwo Jima. He was a Cincinnati Reds and OSU Buckeyes fan. He also enjoyed small engine repair, gardening and his pet dog, Brandy. He was born October 27, 1923 in Kenton to the late Henry I. and Daisy Mae Shipp Armentrout and was also predeceased by his siblings, Mary McFarland, Eleanor Courter and Byron and Marion “Jiggs” Armentrout; and his granddaughter, Bobbie Jo Armentrout. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jo Ann Thompson Armentrout, whom he married August 24, 1947 in Fairfield; two sons, Roger (Sue Klass) Armentrout of Lakeview and Robin (Terrie) Armentrout of Xenia; four grandchildren, Robbie Armentrout, Amber Kerns, Evan Armentrout and Jamie Fraley; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Brandon and Elizabeth; sisters-in-law, Osie, Becky, Carole and Sally; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will be at Broadway Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen Township Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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Marie Gertrude DeGood Spain Disbennett

maries obit photoMarie Gertrude DeGood Spain Disbennett, age 89, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A graduate of Broadway High School in Union County, she was a former member of God’s Country Church in Marysville and a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Delaware with her husband, Everett. She was a former associate of Chenille Products in Marysville and enjoyed volunteering for hospice. She liked traveling and spending time with her family. She was often found cooking large meals in the kitchen and watching deer through the dining room window. She was born May 22, 1925 to the late Leslie and Myrtle Drumm DeGood. She was also preceded in death on December 4, 1994 by her former husband, Robert L. Spain; a step-son-in-law, David Hanes; and seven siblings. She is survived by her husband Everett L. Disbennett, Jr., whom she married November 30, 1996 at the old high school in Broadway. She is also survived by her children, Rick (Cathy) Spain, Steve Spain, Joy (Boyd) Morrison and Randy Spain; a sister-in-law, Betty DeGood; four step-children, Sherry Hanes, Pamela (Russ) Eickstadt, Patricia (Dail) Hollopeter and Rebecca (Roger) Blake; ten grandchildren, Bo (Amy) Spain, Travis Hall, Tiffany Hall Nicol, Aaron (Vonna) Spain, Anne (Tom) Dingey, Lindsay (John) Moore, Nicole Spain, Zach Spain, Jason (Michelle) Jeffers and Janel (Harland) Smyers; five step-grandchildren, David Hanes, Ryan Eickstadt, Melissa (Rob) Layne, Stacy (Brian) Harr and Rob (Cindy) Hollopeter; numerous great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives, including a special friend, Vicki Spain. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville where a service to celebrate her life will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday. Rev. Bruce Quatman will officiate and burial will be at Broadway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church in Delaware or to Loving Care Hospice, Marysville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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