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Obituaries and Death Notices

Willis M. Allen

Prospect - Willis M. Allen, 71, farmer of east of Prospect, died in his home at 9 a.m. yesterday of a heart attack. He had been ill four years. Born Aug. 18, 1874, in Prospect township, he was the son of Milton S. and Lavina E. Landon Allen.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ollie M. Allen, a son, Raymond M., at home, a sister, Mrs. Lida Cratty of California, and four nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church here by Rev. J. R. Wynd, pastor. Burial will be in Prospect cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Mar 2, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. John Almendinger
Prospect - Funeral services for Mrs. John Almendinger, who died Tuesday at the City hospital in Marion, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 p. m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church here. The pastor, Rev. O. M. Lasley, will officiate and burial will be made in Prospect cemetery.[The Marion Star, Feb. 2, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Myrta Henderson Archer

Funeral of Mrs. Myrta Henderson Archer was conducted today at 2 p.m. at the W. C. Boyd funeral home on West Columbia-st. Rev. William L. Taylor of Dayton was in charge. Burial was made in Forest Glen Memorial Park. Mrs. Archer, a former resident of Dayton, died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Mallott of 492 Bellefontaine-av. She had lived in Marion and vicinity for the last eight years.
[Marion Star, Mar 2, 1940 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Edith Bailey

The funeral services of Miss Edith Bailey will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Central Christian church, Rev. W. C. Piatt officiating. Burial will take place in Marion cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 2, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Catharine Blocksom

While sitting in her arm chair Thursday afternoon at four o'clock, Mrs. Catharine Blocksom, widow of Samuel Blocksom and one of the oldest residents of Richland township, died suddenly, death being caused by the infirmities of old age. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Retterer, five miles south of the city, in Pleasant township, where she had been visiting for a few days. The deceased had been feeling very well for several days and until about thirty minutes before her death had not complained of feeling ill. While the members of the family were gathered about her, conversing on ordinary subjects, Mrs. Blocksom passed quietly to the great beyond before those about her realized that she was ill. Mrs. Blocksom was born in Germany and came to America when a child. Her parents name was Felton and were among the first settlers of the county. After her marriage to Samuel Brocksom, she lived for 60 years on a farm in Richland township. She was 88 years of age. The deceased was one of the best known women of the southwestern part of the county. She was converted to the Christian faith in Zion church and had been a member of the church since. Until the past few years, she had been very active in church work, notwithstanding her advanced age. Three daughters, Mrs. Jacob Wolfinger, Mrs. David Retterer and Mrs. Samuel Retterer and two sons, Samuel and Jeremiah survive. The funeral will be held in the Taylor cemetery, located on the farm where Mrs. Blocksom spent the greater part of her life.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 4, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

William M. Bolander

William M. Bolander, aged seventy-four years, died of dropsey, after an extended illness, Wednesday morning, at his home south of town. Mr. Bolander was born at Chillicothe, but had resided in Marion county since childhood, and was well known. A widow and eight children survive - George, Will, harry, Walter, Earl and Edward Bolander, Miss Nellie Bolander and Mrs. Arthur Boyer of Detroit, Michigan. The funeral service was held at the United Brethren church, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment was made in Marion cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1908 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

George Brown

Sitting on a box in the back yard of his home, with his head resting on his knees, George Brown, aged sixty-six years, was found dead by his wife, late Wednesday afternoon, at Prospect. Heart disease caused death.
Mrs. Brown saw her husband's cramped posture while at work in her kitchen, and thinking he was asleep, she went out to rouse him, after having called to him several times. When she placed her hands upon him to shake him, she was horrified to find him cold in death. He had died apparently without a struggle.
Mr. Brown was born in Germany, but had lived in Prospect during the past thirty years and was well known. A widow and three children survive- Fred Brown of Marion, Mrs. John Stephens of Columbus and Miss Rosa Brown of Delaware. The funeral was held at the Brown home Friday at 1 o'clock p.m.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Charles M. Butcher
A short funeral service for Charles M. Butcher of 144 Garden street will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the M. H. Gunder & Sons funeral home on West Center street. Rev. D. N. Kelly of Wesley Methodist church will be in charge. At 1: 13 p.m. the body will be sent to Huntington, Ind., for funeral and burial services Thursday afternoon. Mr. Butcher a former Erie railroad employee, died suddenly yesterday morning in the Union Bus station. [The Marion Star, Feb. 6, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Stephen Chizmar
Requeim High mass for Stephen Chizmar of 710 Henry street was celebrated today at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church by the pastor, Rev. Father William J. Spickerman. Burial was made in St. Mary cemetery. Mr. Chizmar, a foreman at the American Malleable Casting Co., died Wednesday night at his home. [The Marion Star, Feb. 3, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

William Henry Collmer

The deceased William Henry Collmer, was born March 4, 1855 in Roswag, near Valthingen, Saertemberg, Germany. As a child he immigrated with his parents to America, who chose this vicinity as their home. He was baptized in his infancy and caterchised and confirmed May 8, 1870 by the Rev. G. Reif in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church here in Richland township. On Feb. 12, 1902, he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Weher. This union was blessed with three children, two daughters and a son, all of which with the mother survive the father. Also two brothers and other relations are left who with friends unite to mourn their loss, his parents and a sister having passed away before him. The departed was an industrious agriculturalist who loved his home and children and by his quiet dispostion and humbleness won the heart of his neighbors and friends. In the midst of his work, he was stricken by sudden death attaining the age of 53 years, 9 months and 25 days.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 6, 1909 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Dan Colvin

Dan Colvin was born July 11, 1851, and died May 21, 1905, aged fifty-three years, ten months and seven days. the deceased was the son of William and Sarah Colvin of Belle center, Logan County, Ohio, where he resided until fourteen years of age. At this time he left home and entered the employ of Mr. A. C. Ramsey, a grain dealer. In 1876 Mr. Colvin located in La Rue, this county, and formed a partnership in the grain business with his former employer, Mr. A. C. Ramsey, which partnership continued until the year 1880. At this time he entered the employ of a machine company as a traveling salesman, and rose steadily until he was considered the best salesman in the state, and at the time of his death was holding the position travelling auditor and accountant for the International Harvester Company of America. January 9, 1884, he was united in marriage with Demaris, daughter of Eli and Love Waples, and to the union was born one daughter, claire. With the exception of three years, he has resided at La Rue. In 1876, he having located in Canton, Ohio. In 1899, where he resided until 1902, when he located in this city. Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves a mother, three sisters and one brother, also a host of friends to mourn his sudden demise. The funeral occurred at the residence on Garden street Thursday, May 25, 1905. A short service was conducted by Rev. A. E. Smith. Interment taking place at Marion cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Emma L. Colvin
Funeral of Mrs. Emma L. Colvin of 441 Elmwood drive who died yesterday morning in City hospital, will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis Home on East Center street. Rev. Howard L. Olewiler of First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in Marion cemetery. [The Marion Star, Jan. 19, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Peter Cooper

Paralysis of the heart claimed in death Peter Cooper, aged seventy-seven years, eight months and twenty-one days, a pioneer resident of Green Camp township Friday afternoon about four o'clock. He had been ill of Bright's disease and death came suddenly and peacefully. He had turned over in bed and expired. He was found a few moments later. Mr. Cooper was born in Germany and came to America in his youth, settling in Green Camp township many years ago. He was well known among the older German residents of the county. His wife died nearly ten years ago. Three children survive- Henry, Callie and Elizabeth Cooper, all of whom live at home. The funeral was held at Mt. Olive church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, followed by interment in Mt. Olive cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Margaret E. Cottrell

Margaret E. Cottrell, 81, of 333 Bradford Street , Marion , died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at home.
The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at Trinity Baptist Church , 244 S. Main St. , Marion , where memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 with Rev. Lawrence Cook of Trinity Baptist Church and Rev. John J. Bradley, Heartland Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements are in the care of Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion.
[Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 16, 2006 - Sub. by George Jochum]

Charles Cramner

Charles Cramner, aged eighty-three years, died suddenly of what is believed to have been heart failure, due to old age, at his home near Scott Town, Friday evening, while the members of the family were eating. supper. Mr. Cramner, who had lived near Scott Town for considerably more than a half century, had been in feeble health for several months. A widow and seven children survive - Mrs. Mary Sprague of DeCliff, John, David and Isaac Cramner, Miss Kate Cramner, Mrs. Clinton Lewellyn and Mrs. Susan Salter. The funeral was held at Pleasant hill church, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The remains were interred in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Ferrol Dean Cramner

Funeral Services to be held Tuesday for Mrs. Ferrol Dean Cramner.
Mrs. Ferrol Dean Cramner, 41, died of pneumonia and complications yesterday at 3:15 p.m. at her home seven miles west of Marion on the Big Island Township road. Death followed an extended illness.
Mrs. Cramner was born September 11, 1892, at De Cliff to John William Davis a native of Virginia, and Lucy Levina Burley Davis, a native of DeCliff. She was married 27 years ago to David H. Cramner.
Surviving her with her husband are six children. Mrs. Ronald Packer, Elsie, Robert Eugene, Thelma Marie, Harold and Francis LaVer all at home and a brother James Davis of Lincoln avenue and a sister, Mrs. William Daines of East George street and two half sisters, Mrs George Short of Ranaul, Id and Mrs. Juanita McGhee of California, and two half-brothers, Ivan Saiter of Wyandot county and Robert Saiter of Epsyville.
The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the W.C. Boyd funeral home on South Main street. Rev. W. Martell George of Wesley M.E. church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home.
[The Star, Marion, Ohio, 8 Jan 1943 - Sub. by Steve Cramner]
Facts not in obit, submitted by Researcher Steve Cramner: Date of death is 7 Jan 1934; husband David H. Cramner; father John Wm Davis; mother Lucy Levina Burley

Mrs. Michael Cusic

Died, on Monday, Mrs. Michael Cusic, at her residence near the cemetery. The funeral took place to-day from St. Mary's Catholic church, and was very largely attended. Mrs. Cusic died in child-birth. The child is living. The poor, unfortunate mother is gone, and leaves husband, three children (besides the baby), and many friends to mourn her sudden death.
[Marion Daily Star, Sep 3, 1879 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. James Cypers

Mrs. James Cypers, aged twenty-seven years, died of consumption last Friday at 5 a.m., at her home at Martel. A husband and one child survive. The funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, followed by interment in Iberia.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Kathryn Davids

Kathryn Davids, the five-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. William Davids, of three miles north of Prospect, died at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to double pneumonia, with which the child suffered about ten days. The funeral will be conducted from the home at 1 o'clock Sunday. Interment will be made in the Prospect cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 4, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Ethan Robert Dendinger

Ethan Robert Dendinger died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, 2006 , at the Marion General Hospital He was born at the Marion General Hospital on July 27, 2006 , the beloved son of Nathan M. and Krista (Daniel) Dendinger of Marion. Ethan was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church .
In addition to his parents, Ethan will be dearly missed by his brother Jacob D. Dendinger of the home; paternal grandparents Robert & Betty Dendinger of Marion; maternal grandmother Joni Potter of Upper Sandusky; maternal grandfather Marvin (Bev) Daniel of Bucyrus; great-grandparents Anna Marie Bush of Marion, and Norman (Donna) Shiley of Casa Grande, Arizona; and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will greet friends Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Max Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery .
[Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 26, 2006 - Sub. by George Jochum]

Howard O. Donithen

Howard O. Donithen, 74, died in his home in Waldo township about 4 a. m. today after an illness of seven weeks. Born July 4, 1871 in richland township, he was the son of Alfred and Charlotte Hoke Donithen, natives of Pennsylvania. On April 4, 1895, he married Viola May King, who died March 25, 1910 in Waldo township. A farmer, he was a member of various farm organizations and was active in county agricultural work. He was a member of the K. of P. lodge of Waldo. Surviving are three children, Alfred of Marion, Opal C. of Waldo and Mrs. Margaret Groll of Waldo, 8 eight grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Michel of Waldo, Mrs. Daisy Liewellyn of Marion, and Mrs. Ida Augenstein of Ashley. Two infant children and a daughter, Mrs. Erma David of Prospect, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Schaffner-Denzer funeral home on East Center street by Rev. S. C. Long, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church at Waldo. Burial in Waldo cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. John Eisle

Mrs. John Eisle, aged 48 years, died suddenly Thursday night at her home in the German settlement three miles north of Augusta after an illness of one week. Mrs. Eisle had been confined to her home for about a week and an attack of the grip and inflammatory rheumatism. Her condition was not serious until Thursday evening when she became worse and died afterward. The deceased had resided in Marion county nearly all of her life and her untimely death is a severe shock to her many friends. A noble and lovable woman, her demise will be sincerely mourned. A husband survives. The funeral services will be held Sunday.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 4, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Emma Erickson

Marion, Jun 9- Mrs. Emma Erickson, 83, of Sweden, died as a result of shock from a fall.
[Plain Dealer, June 17, 1917]

Minnie Feidner
After an illness of eight months with consumption, Mrs. Minnie Feidner, wife of August Feidner, died Saturday morning at 6 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Beltonfield, of North Grand Avenue.
Mrs. Feidner was taken ill last May and her condition became worse shortly afterward. Realizing that her malady was incurable and bravely waited the end with endeavoring to cheer those about her. Friday morning she realized that the end was very, very, near, and calling the members of the family about her she told what she desired to be buried in and made other arrangements, for her funeral. Her clothes were brought to her bed, she inspected them and paid for them. After all had been attended to Mrs. Feidner bade a last good bye to those at her bedside and quietly and slowly passed into the great beyond. The deceased was born in this city 31 years ago and has made her home here ever since. She had been married for eleven years. Besides the husband and the parents, two sisters and one brother survive to mourn her demise. The funeral services will bee held Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. G. W. Barnard of the Free Baptist church, officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in Marion cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 5, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mary E. Green
Mrs. Mary E. Green, 35, of 759 Cresten avenue, died at 10:20 a. m. today at City hospital following an illness of two weeks. She had been admitted to the hospital April 4. Born Aug. 19, 1907 in Winchester, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Rebecca Prater Perkins, both natives of Kentucky. She was married in 1926 in Ironton, O., to Bennie Green, who survives. A member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church, she had resided here six years, coming here from Columbia Park, O. Surviving with the husband is one daughter, Mary Lucy and two brothers, James H. Perkins of Cincinnati, and Levi Perkins of Orville, O. One son Charles preceded here in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the L. A. Axe and Son funeral home, by Rev. H. G. A. Lee, pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and at 2 p.m. in the church. Burial in Marion cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Apr 11, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Roger N. Hart
Roger N. Hart, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Hart of 888 Sheridan road suffered a heart attack this noon while on his way home from Edison Junior High school where he is a student in the ninth grade, and died enroute to the hospital in the ambulance. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital by a physician there and Dr. Frederick T. Merchant, county coroner, was notified. The body is at the Merle H. Hughes Mortuary on Mt. Vernon avenue.
[The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

John L. Hinamon
John L. Hinamon, aged fifty-seven years, a prominent farmer of Richland township, died suddenly of heart trouble, Sunday morning between 3 and 4 o'clock. He had eaten a hearty supper, read the evening paper, as had been his custom, drank some lemonade and retired early, feeling in the best of health and spirits. He slept soundly through the night, but in the early morning Mrs. Hinamon was awakened by him as if he were struggling in his sleep. turning over, she raised him in bed and he expired in her arms without speaking. Coroner E. L. Brady states that death was due to fatty degeneration of the heart. Mr. Hinamon was born at Caledonia and had lived in Richland township since childhood. He was well known. A widow and six children survive - Albert, Willis, Frank, Charles and Edward Hinamon and Miss Inez Hinamon, all of whom live in this county. The funeral was held at the Lutheran church in Richland township, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. The remains were interred in the cemetery of the church.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Louisa Houser
Died suddenly, on Sunday last, Mrs. Louisa Houser, a widow woman who kept house for Dr. Buell, at New Bloomington. Something mysterious as to the death. Mrs. Houser leaves a family of children.
[Marion Daily Star, Sep 2, 1879]

Elizabeth Agnes Hoy
LUNG TROUBLE - Causes Death of Miss Elizabeth Hoy of Windsor Street
A disease of the lungs which later developed dropsical tendencies caused the demise of Miss Elizabeth Agnes Hoy aged forty eight years at the home of her brother D. Hoy of Windsor street at 4:45 o'clock this morning. Miss Hoy in conjunction with her sister Miss Mary Hoy conducted a millinery store adjoining the Hoy Grocery. She was born in New York City in the year 1860 and is survived by one sister, Miss Mary Hoy and a brother, Mr. David Hoy.Funeral services will be conducted at St. Mary Catholic church Monday morning by the Rev. Father Joseph Denning. The remains will be taken to Johnston, O. for burial at 12:25 Monday afternoon. [Marion Daily Mirror, 05 Dec 1908; Submitted by: Teresa Haines]

Mrs. James Hunter
Marion, Sep 21- Mrs. James Hunter, 40, died at Owens.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 22, 1919]

George Edman Keller
George Edman Keller was born August 6, 183G, died June 3, 1905, aged sixty-eight years, nine months and twenty-seven days. He leaves a loving and affectionate wife and three children, Sheradan C, Edna O., and Juniata ; also four step-children and one sister, to mourn their loss. Mr. Keller was born in Stark county, Ohio , when two years of age his parents moved to Marion county, where he has since resided.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Anna Zigler March 2fi, 1S91. His untiring devotion to the marriage vow, and welfare of his family, kept the home seemingly in perennial blossom. He was a splendid neighbor, honest, kind and agreeable, aiming to make the world happy. He had been in ailing health for a year, suffering of a complication of diseases, and through all his suffering, he never murmured, calmly submitting to that great destroyer, death. He served three years in the civil war in company D, Ninety-Sixth regiment, O. V. I. as a private, and lived to see the principles for which he fought embodied in the constitution of his country. He lived to see his country again united, happy and free, appreciative of the services the men in blue rendered, and build and maintain homes, for the soldiers, and erect monuments for the dead. There was a number
of floral tributes at the funeral sent from Marlon and Bucyrus. The funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. L. V. Kite of this city, and interment took place at Brush Ridge cemetery.
[Marion Weekly Star, Jun 10, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. W. H. Kenny
Mrs. W. H. Kenny, 62, died here.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 22, 1919]

E. H. King
Marion, Oct 18 - E. H. King, 60, retired furniture dealer, died today.
[Plain Dealer, Oct 19, 1918]

George Kraner
George Kraner, 84, died at the home of his son, S. B. Kraner, fives miles south of Caledonia.
[The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1936]
Christian Kull

Funeral services over the remains of Christian Kull were held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the Lutheran church in Bethlehem, Rev. P. H. Diehlman conducting the services. Interment was made at Marion cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 2, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Lapham (Infant)

At half past three o'clock this morning, of cholera infantum, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Lapham.
[Marion Daily Star, Aug 8, 1878]

Elizabeth Dey Little

Mrs. Elizabeth Dey Little Dies Monday Evening
Mrs. Little is the last surviving child of a Revolutionary soldier. She leaves a family of children.
Mrs. Elizabeth Dey Little, eighty-nine years old, a daughter of the Revolutionary soldier Israel Clark and the only woman in the county who bore t he distinction of being a "Daughter of the Revolution" died of old age and complications at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary McPherson, who resides on Leader street, near the Garden City pike, Monday evening at 6:30 o' clock.
A year ago last July Mrs. Little who was blind, received on the Fourth a souvenier spoon as a token of her membership in the society known as the Daughters of the Revolution. Her father died February 5, 1827, and is buried in Smith cemetery in Richland township. He not only had the honor of being a revolutionary war soldier, but had the distinction also of having met and talked with George Washington.
Mrs. Little was the daughter of her father's fourth wife. Thirteen children were born as a result of his four marriages, and of this number she was the last surviving. When her father died she was only eight years old. Her father was 68 yrs. at the time of her birth.
Mrs. Little was born in Delaware county March 16, 1819. She was married to John Little in 1843. She is survived by the following children; Mrs. Mary McPherson, at whose home she died, Thomas Judson, of Rushsylvania, Logan county, George Clark Little of Lima, and Mrs. Martha E. Hogan of Holden, Auglaize county. One daughter, Mrs. Alice M. Mentzer, died March 3, 1900.
Israel Clark, father of the deceased, was born in Connecticut and moved to Pennsylvania, where he remained for six months. From Pennsylvania he came to Delaware county, and in 1821 moved to this county.
The remains of Mrs. Little were shipped to Hardin county for interment in the Wolfe Creek cemetery, near Mt. Victory. Short funeral services were held at the McPherson home on Leader street, Wednesday morning at 8: 30 o'clock, Rev. George M. Rourke of the Presbyterian church officiating.
[Marion Weekly Star, Oct 31, 1908 - Sub. by L. Dietz, 2nd Great- Grandmother to Linda Blue Dietz]

Thos. Mackey

Drowned - A little boy six years old named Thos. Mackey, fell in a cistern last evening and was drowned. The same boy was thrown under the train at the 3 C's depot this spring and narrowly escaped death.
[Marion Daily Star, Aug 8, 1878]
Mrs. Thomas J. McGrath
Requeim high mass for Mrs. Thomas J. McGrath who died Saturday morning at her home at 216 East mark street was celebrated today at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church. Burial was made in St. Mary cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Feb. 6, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Thomas McGuire
In Marion, Ohio, August 15, 1878, Thomas McGuire in his 84th year. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. From his first to the close of his last sickness, his confidence in Christ was unshaken and upon interrogation, he expressed his readiness for death and his submission to the divine will. In him is sustained the loss of a devoted husband and a kind father. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. L. C. Webster, after which the rest remains were laid to rest in the Marion cemetery.
[Marion Daily Star, Aug 17, 1878 - Sub. by L. Dietz]
Mrs. E. L. McKinley
Mrs. E. L. McKinley, 62, died at her home on North State street.
[The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1926]

Nellie W. Messenger
Funeral of Mrs. Newton W. Messenger who died Sunday was conducted today at 2 p.m. at the home at 254 Blaine-av. She was born Nellie V. Harvey, Nov. 10, 1881 in Lane, Kansas to John and Rachel Wallace Harvey. W. T. Weatherspoon, a Pentecostal minster from Columbus, was in charge. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery west of Marion.
[Marion Star, Mar 5, 1940 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Ernest E. Miller
Morral- Ernest E. Miller, 64, farmer of east of Brush Ridge died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at home. Though he had been in ill health some time suffering from a heart ailment his death was unexpected. Born April 12, 1890, he was a son of Curtis and Princess Miller. Mar. 23, 2913 at LaRue, he married Mary Firstenberger. A farmer, he lived 15 years at the location where he died. He was a Grand Prairie Township trustee. Surviving are his widow, and four children. Harold of near Marion; Mrs. Clifford Wood of near Morral; Mrs. Byron Clabaugh of Marion and Lowell at home; four grandchildren, and a brother, Carl W. Miller of Marion. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Lucas Funeral Home in Morral, Rev. Marvin Crabtree will officiate. Burial in Grand Prairie Cemetery.
[Marion Daily News, Feb. 14, 1955 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Alice M. Minnick
Mrs. Alice M. Minnick, 79, died in her home in Mansfield at 11:15 last night following: an illness of several weeks. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Marion, and a son lives here.
Born Oct. 12, 1866 at Muncie, Ind. she was a daughter of Samuel and Armelia (Bloom) Cecil. Her husband. Theodore Minnick, died in Marion Oct 8, 1929. They were married June 23, 1888 at St. Elmo , Tenn.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. Miidred Burdett of Mansfield and C. W. Minnick of 532 Blaine Avenue . Marion, four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Another daughter, Mrs.Lola Stevens, died May 18. 1927, in Marion.
Christian Science services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p. in the Merle H. Hughes mortuary on Mt. Vernon avenue . Burial will be in Marion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p. m. Sunday.
[The Marion Star, Mar, 2 1916 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Rillie Morse
Mrs. Rillie Morse, wife of Frank Morse, of 471 Toledo avenue, died at 12:25 today at City hospital. She had been in ill health for some time and had been critically ill for the past three days. Surviving with the husband is one daughter, Grace at home, and four sons, Cpl. Bruce E., with the U.S. Army in Austria, Lawrence of 545 Avondale avenue, Charles and Herbert, both of Marysville. Burial in Alum Creek cemetery, south of Mt. Gilead, O.
[The Marion Star, Mar 2, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Marietta Munion
Miss Marietta Munion, was born in Scioto County, O., December 12, 1877. She was the daughter of A. J. and Emma Munion, deceased, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Hood, four miles south of this city, December 31, 1908, aged 31 years, 19 days. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hood south of this city and Mrs. Charles Hart of this city and five brothers, two of Scioto County, O., and two of Pittsburg, Pa., and one whose residence is unknown. She was attacked by the great white plague, tuberculosis and found her vital strength failing and came to the home of her sister, Mrs. Hood in Pleasant township where she was soon prostrated by severe hemorrhages. She was visited by Rev. J. L. Hensley, pastor of Otterbein Circuit who lost no time in leading her to the cross and baptized her soon after which she was happily converted. She lingered until Thursday, Dec. 31st at 9 o'clock a.m. The funeral took place from the Hood home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday conducted by Rev. J. L. Hensley, burial in Pleasant cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 6, 1909 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Arletha J. Oiler
Funeral of Mrs. Arletha J. Oiler who died Monday morning at her home at 562 Wood -st., was conducted today at 2 p.m. at Fite Memorial Baptist church. Rev. W. K. Riggs, pastor, was in charge. She was born near Chillicothe, O., April 6, 1869. Burial was made in Forest Glen Memorial Park.
[Marion Star, Mar 6, 1940]

Ida M. Pierson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. Pierson, of 531 East Farming street were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Boyd and Uncapher funeral home on West Columbia street by Rev. R. I. Sutherland of Greenwood Evangelical church. Burial was in Brush Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Pierson died in her home Monday.
[The Marion Star, Apr 11, 1946 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Eber Baker Priest
Civil War Veteran Dies
Eber Baker Priest, died at the age of 88, died Thursday night at 11 o'clock of paralysis at his home, No. 331 Girard Avenue. He was stricken Wednesday night at 11o'clock. He was a member of Masonic lodge, being one of the oldest members of the order in the city. He served with a California regiment in the west and fought Indians during the civil war.
Eber is found in the Soldiers of Marion County 1776-1900 and also the Veterans buried in Marion County Cemeteries. He enlisted as a private, C o. K ., 4th OVI, Civil War. He was married to Jennie Scribner on Oct. 3, 1880 in Cardingdon, Marion Co, Ohio By Rev. S. W . Baker. She died May 4, 1921. He was the father of two children Leona and Emma, who preceded him in death.
[Marion Daily Star, Jul 1, 1921 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Jennie Priest
She is Daughter of American Revolution
Mrs. Jennie Priest, died from uremic poisoning at her residence, No. 331 Girard avenue, Wednrsday night at 10:05 o'clock, after an illness of about a year.
Mrs. Priest was sixty-nine years of age, having been born in this city November 26, 1851, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Scribner. She had resided here practically her entire life and was married to Eber B. Priest Oct 3, 1880. Her husband and two grandchildren Vera and Warren Fry, of Findlay survive. She also leaves two brothers, David G. and Harry H. Scribner and Mrs. Thomas Mack of Cardington, and two nieces and a nephew.
For years, Mrs. Priest had been a member of the Epworth M. E. church. She was also a member of the National Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Civic W.C.T.U.
The funeral will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dr. Jesse Swank officiating. The W.C.T.C. members will attend in a body. Interment will be made in the Marion Cemetery.
[Marion Daily Star, May 5, 1921 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Elizabeth Raichiey
The funeral services of Mrs. Elizabeth Raichiey were held this afternoon at the late residence of the deceased, corner of Church and State streets, at 1:30 o'clock. The sermon was preached by Rev. D. H. Bailey of Epworth M.E. Church. The remains were buried in Marion cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 2, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. John Rhodes
The funeral of Mrs. John Rhodes who died at her home near Scott Town Monday night was conducted from the house at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Scott Town cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 2, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Robert Schlief Richardson
Robert Schlief Richardson, 84, died the morning of Jan. 21, 2010, at Heartland of Marion.
He was born April 25, 1925, in Wyandot County to Soloman and Mary Ida Schlief Richardson Sr., who preceded him in death. On Sept. 24, 1967, he married Betty Delores Hamilton, who survives in LaRue.
Mr. Richardson was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 870, Richwood. He retired as a mechanic from Buckeye Truck Center, Lima, after more than 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, reading and solving word puzzles in the newspapers.
Survivors also include two stepdaughters, six grandchildren,and 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Timothy Erwin; three brothers, Paul, Soloman and George Richardson; and two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Suber and Julia Bohlen.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, with military rites by the Richwood Area Veterans at 6 p.m. [
Lima News, Jan 23, 2010 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz)]

Harvey J. Romoser
Funeral services for Harvey J. Romoser of 791 East Center street will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Boyd and Uncapher funeral home on West Columbia street by Rev. M. E. Hollensen, pastor of Emanuel Lutheran church. Burial will be in Marion cemetery. Mr. Romoser died in his home Thursday. Survivors include his mother Mrs. Sophine Romoser, a daughter, Mrs. Donald H. Jones, at home, a brother and two sisters, all of Marion.
[The Marion Star Mar 2, 1946 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Carmi Rorick
Carmi Rorick, 28, section foreman for the Big Four railroad at Caledonia, was killed and Burt Burkholder, 50, and Emmanuel Thomas, 50, both of Caledonia and Big Four section employes, were injured when the railway motor car on which they were riding crashed into a similar car on the track at Slick's station five miles east of Marion. Burkholder's condition was regarded as critical.
[The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1926]

Mary Alice Rossman
Mary Alice Rossman, the only daughter of seven children of James D and Mary Louisa McIntire, was born in Big Island township, Marion county, Ohio, November 27, 1879, and departed this life May 24, 1905, at the age of twnty-five years, five months, and twenty-seven days. She was married to John Phillip Rossman Septembert 29, 1901. She leaves to mourn their loss, a faithful, loving husband, a little daughter, Frieda; also a kind and loving father and mother, and six brothers, Alpha W., Asa D., Harvey J., Leroy F., Lester L., and Clide C., all of whom reside in this vicinity. Alice Rossman was in the spring-time of life, with the autumn far in the distance, when disease lay hold of her and she passed from life unto death as calmly and quietly as the evening twilight merges into darkness. She was an exemplary daughter, modest and kind, with a sweet and genial disposition. She was a loving and affectionate wife and a kind and helpful neighbor. There was no duty she ever hesitated to perform. The writer has known her from infancy, when childhood's innocence knew no heartache; knew her in the prime of womanhood, and in the honeymoon of wedded life. We see her now in the cold embrace of death, wrapped in the drapery for her eternal sleep, and where joy and hope once existed, grief and loneliness invades.
[The Marion Star, Jun 3, 1905 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Henry Schlinker
LaRue - A change in the time of funeral services for Henry Schlinker of New Bloomington was announced as 1:30 p.m., instead of 2:00 p.m. as previously arranged. The services will be held in the Boyd and Ford Funeral home in LaRue. Burial will be in the Reformed cemetery at New Bloomington.
[The Marion Star Mar 2, 1946 - Sub by L. Dietz]

May B. Ballenger Schroats
Rev. J. Albert Curriur of Delaware will conduct funeral services for Mrs. May B. Ballenger Schroats of Waldo Monday at 2 p.m. in the Waldo Methodist church. Burial will be in Waldo cemetery.
[The Marion Star, Mar 2, 1946 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Anna Shroats
Anna Shroats, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Shroats was born November 11, 1829 at Lancaster, O., departed this life Thursday, December 24, 1908, at her home in Waldo, at the age of 79 years 1 month, and 13 days. She was converted and joined the M. E. church at Waldo quite early in life, and there she remained until death. On April 27, 1851, she was married to Robert Porterfield. To this union were born six children. The husband and two daughters preceded her to the grave. She leaves three sons, William Henry, John Leonard, and Robert Newton, also one daughter, Mrs. Mary Emery, seventeen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The deceased had been in poor health for three years as a result of the infirmities incident to old age. About 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon Mrs. Porterfield was stricken suddenly with paralysis, there having been no warning of the creeping death which was rapidly overtaking her. Her condition from the first offered no slightest ray of hope for recovery and death relieved her suffering at 11:30 o'clock that night. She was unassuming, self sacrificing and devoted her life to making her family and friends happy. To them she leaves a priceless heritage- the memory of a noble, unselfish and devoted life.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 6, 1909 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. Gilbert R. Spitzer
Mrs. Gilbert R. Spitzer, 54, died at her home here.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 22, 1919]

Pvt. Richard Sprague
Saturday 2 p.m. Harmon funeral home, McComb, O., burial McComb cemetery.
[Marion Star, Apr 23, 1948]

Charles Stevenson
Charles Stevenson, 35, a glass blower from New Castle, Pa., fell off a Hocking Valley freight train and was ground to death.
[Sandusky Daily Star, July 11, 1902]

Albert Thibaut
Albert Thibaut, a husband of two weeks, died Sunday, at Marion, of small-pox. This is the first death since the epidemic began.
[Sandusky Daily Star, July 7, 1902]

Charles M. Thombs
Funeral services for Charles M. Thombs of near Courtland, O., father of Mrs. George Deal of Marion, were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Merle H. Hughes mortuary on Mt. Vernon avenue by Rev. H. E. Trops of Warren, O. Burial was in Marion cemetery. Mr. Thombs died in his home Saturday.
[The Marion Star, Mar 6, 1946 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Mrs. Fred Warren
Marion- Mrs. Fred Warren, 35, is dead as result of burns received when she attempted to light a fire with coal oil. The oil in the can she was using exploded, the burning fluid being thrown over her head, arms and body.
[The Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Ohio, January 27, 1911 - Submitted by Kate Watson]

John Weber, Sr.
John Weber, Sr., one of the oldest residents of this city died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon of a complication of diseases and old age at the home of his son William Weber, No. 440 Orchard street. The deceased had been in poor health for some time and during the past week all hopes for his recovery were abandoned. Mr. Weber was born in Germany 86 years ago. He came to America when a young man and a short time later came to this city where he has since resided. He was very well known among the older residents of the city and county. Four children, three sons, John Weber, Jr., William Weber and E. F. Weber and one daughter, Mrs. David Schcenlaab, survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 2, 1907 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Joseph O. Weiss
Funeral services for Joseph O. Weiss of near Marion were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Boyd and Uncapher funeral home on West Columbia street by Rev. Garrison Roebuck, pastor of First U. B. church. Burial was in Claridon cemetery. Mr. Weiss died in City hospital Saturday. Pallbearers were Harry Weiss, Robert Weiss, Richard Weiss, Millard Shuck, Paul Almendinger and Harvey Suit.
[The Marion Star, Mar 6, 1946 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mrs. Peter Wewestzer
A tumorous growth of rapid progress caused the death of Mrs. Peter Wewestzer, of Prospect, at eleven o'clock Sunday night. The end was not unexpected, Mrs. Wewestzer having been a sufferer for some time and always patient and thoughtful one. She was born 34 years ago in the town in which she died, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Albert Benzler of that place. Surviving are the parents, husband, one son Roy, aged eight years, and two brothers Elmer and Daniel Benzler, both of Prospect. Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran church Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, burial to be made in Prospect cemetery.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 4, 1909 - Sub. by L. Dietz]


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