Carolyn D. Stukey Iden

Carolyn Dee Stukey Iden, age 78, of Marysville, formerly of Newark, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus with her family by her side. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Marysville First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Poplar Fork Cemetery in Gratiot, Ohio.

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Beth Ann Merrill Beachy

Beth Ann Merrill Beachy, 56, of Marysville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 18, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A 1976 graduate of Fairbanks High School, she attended Marysville Church of Christ where she was a dedicated and faithful friend to everyone. Beth especially enjoyed attending summer church camp and loved working side by side with her kitchen cohorts. She enjoyed careers with Pampered Chef, Thirty-One Gifts and The Vintage Gardeners.

Always the “voice of reason,” she had an uplifting spirit. She was able to attend a church lunch, family dinner and somebody’s birthday party all on the same day – and made each feel like they were the reason she was there. Beth was devoted to her children and had a very special relationship with all her nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and easily shared her humor and wit. She was loved dearly by her family and friends. Her joyful and beautiful soul will be missed “forever and ever.” Beth’s final days were spent sharing her gratitude for the many special and devoted friends who helped and supported her as she fought her courageous battle.  Go Browns!

She was born August 5, 1958 in Cleveland to C. Ray and Norma Zurc Merrill, who survive in Marysville. She is also survived by her husband of 17 years, Myron Beachy, whom she married December 14, 1997 at Marysville Church of Christ; her children, Emily Fite, Michael (Tessa) Fite and Jenny Fite; her grandson, Benjamin Michael Fite; two sisters, Jane (John) Wolfe of Plain City and Laurie (Gary) Gorton of Irwin; a brother, William (Kathy) Merrill of Plain City; nieces and nephews, Shawnda (Jonathan) Vega, John (Darha) Wolfe, Timothy Wolfe, Kaitlin Ricker, Tyler Merrill, Zachary Merrill, Whitney (Michael) Crye, Tucker (Theresa Wines) Gorton and Kiefer Gorton; great nieces, Kylie and Averie Wolfe and Olive and Eloise Crye; and a great nephew, Alex Vega.

To honor Beth, a memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at Marysville Church of Christ, 18077 State Route 31, Marysville, where her family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Marysville Church of Christ/North Western Ohio Christian Youth Camp Kitchen Fund at www.nwocyc.org . Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Donald E. “Robbie” Robinson

Donald E. “Robbie” Robinson, age 80, of Marysville and a lifelong resident of Union County, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures following a short illness. A lifelong resident of Union County, he was raised in Allen Center and graduated from North Lewisburg High School. He attended The Ohio State University and was a veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard. He was a charter member of Christian Assembly Church in Marysville where he served on the church advisory board. Following his nineteen years with O. M. Scott and Sons as an electrical engineer, he opened “Hobby Harbor” in downtown Marysville on West Fifth Street. He also was an engineering associate for Columbus Showcase for several years. A law enforcement officer, he formerly served with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Marysville Police Department. He held a small aircraft pilot’s license and enjoyed photography, boating and collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia. He and his family enjoyed many years at their cottage on Indian Lake’s Artist Island. He will be well-remembered as “soundman” for the local 60’s folk rock band, “The Cannon Brothers” and as a talk and parody personality for the Indian Lake radio station. Above all, he was a dedicated dad and a deeply devoted husband who adored “my lovely wife, Esther.” He was born March 26, 1934 in Allen Center, Union County, Ohio. He was predeceased by his father, Victor G. Robinson and his mother and step-father, Sara L. Wilson Leigh and Everett Leigh. He was also predeceased by a brother, Lowell Robinson; two sisters, Opal Brust and Janice Ryan; and two infant brothers. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Esther Marie Simkins Robinson, whom he married February 2, 1957; two daughters, Gina (Michael) Raymond of Bluffton, South Carolina and Kim (Reese) Chapman of Marysville; three grandchildren, Tanner (Angie) Chapman, US Coast Guard, of Staten Island, NY, Colton Chapman of Marysville and Darby Chapman of Marysville; a great-grandson, Sawyer; a sister, Ruth Luh of St. Paul, MN; a brother-in-law, Myron (Sony) Simkins of Westerville; and many nieces and nephews and good friends. The family will receive friends 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Christian Assembly on Maple Street, Marysville. Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital of Union County Nurse Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Frieda Hopkins Hanlon

Frieda Hopkins Hanlon, 89, of Marysville, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Marysville with her two daughters by her side. Despite living with dementia for several years, she maintained an active daily lifestyle with the loving help of Carriage Court and Otterbein Lebanon caregivers and family. She graduated in 1943 from Cincinnati Withrow High School where she was a member of Alpha Beta Kappa. Following graduation, she became an associate of Hilton-Davis Chemical Company for several years. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Hanlon, following his World War II service in the United States Army Air Corps. Throughout his career as an educator, she was a dutiful and gracious spouse of a high school teacher, coach and principal. She was respectfully admired by her husband’s colleagues, students and ballplayers. As his career developed, the family lived in various Ohio school districts, including Cincinnati, Ashland, Heath and finally, from 1971 to 1985, Grandview Heights. Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Englewood, Florida. They later relocated back to Ohio at the Otterbein retirement community in Lebanon where her husband passed away in 2006. She moved to Marysville in 2010 to be closer to family. She was of the Presbyterian faith and enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening and fishing. She will be tenderly remembered for her welcoming style and maintaining loveliness and warmth throughout her homes. Above all, she was a devoted wife and dedicated mother and grandmother. She was born June 10, 1925 in Cincinnati to the late Maurice and Eva Whitson Hopkins. She was also predeceased by her husband, John R. Hanlon and a brother-and sister-in-law, Pat and LaVerne Hanlon. She is survived by two daughters, Mardy (Steve) Hanlon-Stolte of Marysville and Jennie (Thomas) Holsinger of Richmond, VA; two grandsons, Chip Gerstenmaier and Jack Gerstenmaier, both of Richmond, VA; three sisters-in-law, Ann (Jack) Callahan, Susan Collopy and Judy Gellenbeck; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Anna Borders

Anna M. Wiley Borders, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Sunbury, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She retired from Ohio Bell after almost 34 years. She grew up in Croton, Ohio where she graduated from high school. She enjoyed baking and canning. She also liked gardening, especially tending to her flowers. She was born October 1, 1932 in Campbell, Kentucky to the late William G. and Catherine Schwab Wiley. She was also predeceased by her foster parents, C. Everett and Catherine E. Clapham; her husband of 43 years, Arlie J. Borders; and her brother- and sister-in-law, Bob and Bernice Wiley. She is survived by two sons, Randall (Diana) Anderson of Tucson, AZ and Arlie B. (Corina) Borders of Marysville; a daughter, Amy R. Chaffin of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Landi, Nathan, Timothy, Brandon, Danielle, Travis, Tyler and Kaleb; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed (Pat) Wiley of El Cajon, California; sisters-in-law, Pearl Churella, Jewel Tucker, Carolyn Mullins, Evelyn Fannin and Katherine (Doug) Patton; and a brother-in-law, Earl (Rosemary) Borders; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. Pastor Jerry McQueen of Living Hope Church will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Paul J. Moore

Paul J. Moore, age 54, of Plain City, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Dublin Methodist Hospital following a long illness. He was a resident of the Convalarium at Indian Run for several years while he received treatment due to heart and kidney complications. A 1979 graduate of Fairbanks High School, he was a former associate of Mosier’s IGA in Milford Center and also worked as a grocery stockman at Super Foods in Bellefontaine. In recent years, he helped his family at their restaurant, Jim’s Diner, in Plain City. He was a big fan of the Cleveland Browns and the OSU Buckeyes. An outdoorsman when he was able, he enjoyed camping with friends. He will be well-remembered by his family and friends as a “junk food junkie.” He was born July 4, 1960 in Kenton. He is survived by his parents, James W. and Janet L. LeVan Moore of Plain City; two sisters, Kimberly (Charles) Wiese of Plain City and Tina Perritt of North Carolina; his brother, Jeffrey Moore of Plain City; his nieces and nephews, Kristin (Jeffrey) Ruck, Jamie (Robert) Wiese, Matthew (Katie) Murphy, Elaina Mitchell, and Layla and Darian Ruck; and a special friend, Brett Clarkes. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Liberty Cemetery. Pastor Lloyd Ferguson will officiate. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.nkfofohio.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Gregory Martin Preston

Gregory Martin Preston, age 42, of Marysville, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus with his family by his side. A southern gospel vocalist, he was a recording studio engineer and was owner/operator of Winding Creek Recording Studio in Marysville. Music was his life. He began his career as a youngster and traveled around the country with his dad and brothers singing wherever they were needed. In addition to many artistic outlets, he especially had a talent for the visual arts. He was co-founder with his brother and sister, of Caption Graphics. He enjoyed sketching and pottery and developed his skills in the graphic arts. An outdoorsman, he loved fishing and camping. He was a devoted and loving son, brother, husband and father. He was born June 7, 1972 in Waukegan, Illinois to LT and Sheilah Harrington Preston who survive in Marysville. He is also survived by his wife of 13 years, Danielle Griffith Preston, whom he married December 9, 2000 at True Faith Baptist Church in Plain City; his children, James Collin “JC” (Charlene) Preston, Ryan Gregory Preston, Ashleigh Deanne Preston, Faith Morgan Preston, Daniel “Jake” Griffith and Emily Griffith; his siblings, Sandra Ball, Shawn (Sabrina) Preston, Kenneth (Amy) Preston and Janna Preston; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A music tribute event celebrating his life will be announced soon to be held the weekend of August 23 at True Faith Community Church on Crottinger Road in Plain City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gregory Preston Memorial Fund. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Patricia Ann Wornstaff Ebright

Patricia Ann Wornstaff Ebright, 74, of Marysville, died early Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures. She was a retired nurse aide and graduated from Ohio Hi Point Technical School in Bellefontaine. She was a member of Marysville Church of Christ and was very knowledgeable of the Holy Bible. She enjoyed embroidery and crocheting. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and sister. She was born August 3, 1940 in Magnetic Springs, Ohio to the late Wilbert and Evelyn Ayers Wornstaff and was also predeceased by her husband, Roger Ebright; her first-husband, Bernard McLoughlin; a niece, Kristie; and a nephew, Aaron. She is survived by her son, Johnny Lee McLoughlin of Russells Point; two grandsons, Jonathan and Tony; her siblings, William (Flora) Wornstaff of Marysville, Sondra Lightner of Richwood and Pam (Bob) Burris of Marion; and an aunt, Alice Slack of Sunbury. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cemetery in Leesburg Township. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Marilyn Sanders

Marilyn Lee Meyers Sanders, age 64, of Milford Center, Ohio, formerly of Maumee, Ohio and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, died peacefully with her daughter by her side on Monday, July 28, 2014 at The Cleveland Clinic following a six-month illness with leukemia. She was a bakery clerk at Publix in Jacksonville Beach, Florida for 15 years and where she enjoyed Bingo at the parish of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Hall. She also enjoyed her friendships on jaunts to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. She was known for her sweet and witty sense of humor. A conversationalist, she hardly complained and found great interest in sharing stories with others. Above all, she was a devoted and loving mother and sister. She was born March 14, 1950 in Perrysburg, Ohio to the late Raymond and Dorothy Gomoll Meyers. She was also predeceased by her husband, Homer “Butch” Sanders; and a brother, Harold Meyers. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Sanders and her daughter-in-law, Laura Davis, both of Milford Center; two sisters, Georgia (Richard) Hansberg and Virginia (Al) Terrell, both of Florida; a brother, Raymond Meyers of Florida; and nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research at The Cleveland Clinic or the American Cancer Society. Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and is available to assist with contributions. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Roberta Bumpus Drumm

Roberta Ruth (Bumpus) Drumm, age 82, of Marysville, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Doctor’s Hospice in Fayetteville, Georgia. She and her husband, Arthur, were the co-founders and owners of Marysville Rotary Broom (United Rotary Brush) from 1965 to 1985. She is a 1949 graduate of Cushing High School. After graduation, her brother Fred Bumpus sent her to Comptometer School in California which is where she met her husband, whom she married March 22, 1952 in Reno, Nevada. For many years, she and her family enjoyed weekends at Indian Lake. She founded the Indian Lake Beacon newspaper. She was the pianist for the New Dover Methodist Church and also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She was born March 1, 1932 in Picher, Oklahoma located in Ottawa County to the late Fred and Anna Miller Bumpus. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Arthur E. “Art” Drumm, two sisters, Florence Alice Bumpus and Flora May Bumpus, and two brothers, Fred Bumpus Jr. and Richard Lee Bumpus. She is survived by three daughters, Jeanene (Ralph Davis) Briggs of Peachtree City, GA, Kimberly (Randy) Smith of Cañon City, CO and Rebecca (Tom) Mash of Middlesboro, KY; six grandchildren, Kimberly Beightler, Christopher “Matt” (Maria) Beightler, Stephen Beightler, Joshua Bradford, Anna (Shawn) Hyde and Austin “Hunter” Smith; three great-grandchildren, Eric Maxwell Velasco, Cameron Hyde and Kaylyn Hyde; her sister Beatrice Barbara Bumpus; and many nieces and nephews. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Funeral services will be held around Labor Day weekend in Marysville. Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at email@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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