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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irma Jean King Fancey, age 80, of Marysville, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures. A homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a retired associate of Ranco in Plain City and was a member of Marysville Free Will Baptist Church. Following her retirement, she and her husband spent many summers at their home near Lake Erie with friends and family. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and especially cherished spending time with those she loved. She was born July 25, 1933 in Union County to the late Arthur and Imo Jean Wolford King and was also predeceased by her husband, Harold E. Fancey; a great-granddaughter, Mariah Faith Haish; and her siblings, Bernard Robinson, Mae Holt, Jerry King, Betty Jerew, Omer King, Fannie James and Gerald King. She is survived by three sons, Charles (Linda) Fancey of China, TX, Lynn (Sharlene) Fancey of Marysville and Dan (Gretchen) Fancey of Marysville; six grandchildren, Christen (Dallas) Meyers, Jennifer (Shane) Hoaglund, Jon Fancey, Aaron Fancey, Sara Fancey and Katie Fancey and her fiancé Zachary Hanson; five great grandchildren, Carolynn (Brandon) Bruce, Chris Hester, Kris Haish, Charles Hester and Carissa Meyers; a great- great-granddaughter, Boston Bruce; two brothers, Melvin King and Clyde (Betty) King; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Herb) Burger and Joan Robertson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marysville Free Will Baptist Church where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Paul Bogenrife will officiate and burial will be beside her husband at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Free Will Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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.
Jeanette Rausch Garton, 81, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Willow Brook Assisted Living in Columbus following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She retired from the State of Ohio after 33 years of service. She was a graduate of Marysville High School and attended Ascension Lutheran Church in Columbus. Her family and friends knew her for being an avid traveler, an exceptional cook, a talented bowler, a wonderful gardener and a pretty decent Scrabble player. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was always good for a laugh.
She was born March 29, 1932 in Bexley to the late Louis E. and Frances Thiergartner Rausch and was also predeceased by her sister, Betty Lou Hughes and her son-in-law, Jeff McDonald. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria McDonald of Crestline; a granddaughter, Kadi L. McDonald of New York, NY; a sister, Shirley Kennedy of Watertown, NY; a niece, Toni (Fred) O’Connell; three nephews, Michael (Deb) Hughes, Terry (Tatia) Kennedy and Todd (Sheila) Kennedy; five grand nieces; four grand nephews; two great grand nephews; and one great grand niece, Avery Lou Hughes.
At her family’s request, there will be no funeral services. Interment will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Donations may be made in her memory to Willow Brook Assisted Living, 55 Lazelle Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235 or to the American Cancer Society, Central Ohio Region, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Barbara A. Henry Cullman, 73, of Marysville, died peacefully with her family by her side, Friday March 21, 2014 following a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A professional career woman, she retired as a sales executive from O.M. Scott and Sons after 35 years and was a member of Scott’s 25-year club. A very devoted and caring wife, she was close to all of her family. She loved her pets and wanted them near her always. Barbara was 1958 graduate of DeGraff High School and was a lifetime member of First Church of God in Bellefontaine. She was a woman of deep Christian faith. She was born May 10, 1940 in Bellefontaine to the late Herbert W. and Vivian R. Browning Henry. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Donald L. Cullman, whom she married July 4, 2000 in Marysville; two brothers, Douglas H. (Bev) Henry of Bellefontaine and Gary (Brenda) Henry of Florida; nine step-children, Kathy (Gary) Ogg, Victoria (Bill) Harris, John (Carla) Cullman, Christie Aluisio, Patricia (Steve) Powell, Cheryl (Tim) Guider, James (Jody) Cullman, Constance Cullman and Joseph (Donna) Cullman; 23 step-grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Jeanie Henry Gant of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews, whom she adored. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Church of God, 1000 East Brown Avenue, Bellefontaine. Pastors C.J. Plogger and Ray Headings will officiate. Interment will take place at the Henry family burial site in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1000 East Brown Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com
Gladys M. Early Hesson, 77, of Marysville, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Emeritus at Halcyon Village in Marysville. She graduated in 1958 from White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus with a registered nurse degree. She worked at Memorial Hospital of Union County for her entire career, where she served most of her years in obstetrics. After retiring in 1990, she assisted as physician’s nurse for Dr. Rodney Hurl, M.D. She was a member of Stony Creek Church of the Brethren in Bellefontaine. She was a member of King’s Daughters and Sons and was also a member of P.E.R.I. She was a dog lover, especially Corgis, and cared for five family canines through the years. She was born February 2, 1937 in Bellefontaine to the late Paul and Mary Vore Early and was also predeceased in 2011 by her husband of 51 years, Robert Paul Hesson and in 2004 by her daughter, Sheila Ann Hesson. She is survived by her son, Rodney P. Hesson of Marysville; a brother, Harold (Sue Ann) Early of Bellefontaine; four sisters, Martha (Phil) Myers of Holland, Rose Marie (Bill) Slemmons of Wyoming, OH, Frances Core of Bluffton and Ruth Ann Early of Bluffton; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Collin Monger will officiate. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband and daughter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.