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Obituaries

Virginia “Ginny” Catherine Shepherd of Heath, February 10, 1928 – May 24, 2018

Virginia Catherine “Ginny” Shepherd, 90, of Heath, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at her home. She was born February 10, 1928 in Newark to the late Harry and Violet (Burt) Colling.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ginny’s name to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM with Chaplain Daniel Fuller officiating. Burial will follow the service in Wilson Cemetery.

To sign a online register book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Rodney Good of Newark, Ohio, June 2, 1964 – May 17, 2018

Rodney Good, 53, of Newark, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Please call the funeral home for arrangements. 740-366-3343.

 

Timothy “Lee” Magers of Newark, June 11, 1983 – May 20, 2018

Timothy “Lee” Magers, 34, of Newark, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born June 11, 1983 in Newark to Timothy and Mendy Magers.

Lee graduated from Licking Valley High School class of 2001. He was an avid Star Wars fan and loved everything about the series. He was a fan of the Buckeyes and Miami Dolphins. Music played a major part in Lee’s life. He played the drums and enjoyed listening to Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin and various other artists. He loved fishing, camping, eating ice cream, playing frisbee golf, and spending time with family, but most of all he loved being with his daughter. Lee had a big heart, funny sense of humor, and a sweet side. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter, Averyanna Magers; mother and father, Mendy and Tim Magers of Newark; brother, Christopher Magers of Newark; maternal grandfather, Bill Waugh; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Margaret Waugh; and paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Patrick Magers.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21 St. Newark. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Don Moshgat officiating.

Timothy “Lee” Magors of Newark, June 11, 1983 – May 20, 2018

Timothy “Lee” Magers, 34, of Newark, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born June 11, 1983 in Newark to Timothy and Mendy Magers.

Lee graduated from Licking Valley High School class of 2001. He was an avid Star Wars fan and loved everything about the series. He was a fan of the Buckeyes and Miami Dolphins. Music played a major part in Lee’s life. He played the drums and enjoyed listening to Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin and various other artists. He loved fishing, camping, eating ice cream, playing frisbee golf, and spending time with family, but most of all he loved being with his daughter. Lee had a big heart, funny sense of humor, and a sweet side. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter, Averyanna Magers; mother and father, Mendy and Tim Magers of Newark; brother, Christopher Magers of Newark; maternal grandfather, Bill Waugh; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Margaret Waugh; and paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Patrick Magers.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21 St. Newark.  Funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Don Moshgat officiating.

To sign an online register book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Bernice O. Mack of Thornville, Ohio, March 9, 1922 – April 26, 2003

Bernice O. Mack

March 9, 1922-April 26, 2003

A funeral service for Bernice O. Mack, 81, of Thornville, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Heath Church of Christ with the Revs. Ray Linn and Doug Swan officiating. Burial will follow in Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Mack, who retired from Lakewood Local School District after 22 years of service, died April 26, 2003, at her residence. She was born March 9, 1922, in Perry County, to the late Murray and Dottie (Snider) Wilkins.

She was a member of the Heath Church of Christ and Willing Workers Circle at the church. She was also a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and loved cooking and gardening.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Bernard Mack; sons, Jim (Becky) Mack of Thornville, and Kevin (Karen) Mack of Thornville; brother, Vernon (Mabel) Wilkins of Newark; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jordan, Ryan and Levi; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Harold Mack; and brother, Clarence Wilkins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701 or the Heath Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 2130, Heath, OH 43056.

To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click the guest book/obituary link.

Richard “Dick” Anderson of Newark, Ohio, February 12, 1929 – May 21, 2018

A funeral service for Richard “Dick” Anderson will be held at 11am, on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor P.J. Moody will officiate. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville, where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will present Military Funeral Honors. Family and friends may call from 5pm-7pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street. Masonic Services will be held at 5pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Mr. Anderson, 89, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at Brookdale of Newark. He was born February 12, 1929, in Greenfield, Ohio, a son of the late Victor and Nola (Dyke) Anderson. He had served in the US Army and had worked as a Civil Engineer with the US Defense Department. Mr. Anderson was a member of Aerospace Lodge #800, F.&A.M., Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Ohio and had served as Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. He was Methodist by faith.
Dick enjoyed fun, friends and family. He loved socializing at all his local hangouts for Happy Hour. He enjoyed holidays, especially watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren finding Easter eggs, watching fireworks, OSU games and Christmas shenanigans.
Surviving are his children, Richard C., Anderson (Kate) of Newark, Rebecca Anderson Zeller (Clay) of Newark, Melissa Anderson of Reynoldsburg, Amy Anderson Neu (Blake) of Newark; grandchildren, Adam Zeller, Jon Neu, Abbie Prescott (Colin), Nick Lange (Kody) Nathan Lange (Jessica), Emily Vince (Zachary); great-grandchildren, Lily, Landen, Averi, Koben, Lydia, Kensingten and his sister Linda Shook of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan (Stancliff) Anderson and his sister Patricia Bittner.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, www.specialolympics.org or Ohio Special Olympics, 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

David Edward Bevard of Newark, Ohio, March 18, 1967 – May 17, 2018

David Edward Bevard

 

A funeral service for David Edward Bevard, 51, of Newark, will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

David was born March 18, 1967, in Newark, Ohio and lost his long hard battle with congestive heart failure on May 17, 2018, at The OSU Wexner Medical Center.

David dearly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. No one liked family holidays better than David! His close friends meant the world to him and they were an extremely important part of his life. 

David had an innocence to his soul and he was the last person to say anything negative about anyone. During the time he worked at Kroger here in Newark he truly enjoyed talking to the many people he met there. 

He liked science fiction, outer space, collections of cd’s, comics and books, doing sudoku (he was especially good at doing those math puzzles), and yes, anything chocolate with peanut butter! We are truly going to miss him more than we can say!  

May God be with you, David Honey, all our love. 

He is survived by his mother, Anita L. (Bates) Bevard; sister, Faith (Nadeem Khan) Bevard; brother, Harry Alexander Bevard, Jr.; nephews, Nathan and Ryan Power, and Harrison Alexander Bevard; aunts and uncles, Ralph (Nancy) Bates, Mary (Henry) Anthony, and Dan (Christine) Bates; cousins, Bryan, Kaylee, Debby, Troy, Jeffrey, and Tami, and numerous loved ones on both sides of his family.

He was preceded in death by father, Harry Alexander Bevard, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Edward and Grace Bevard and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Lillian Bates.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Carol A. DuBois of Newark, Ohio, August 6, 1938 – May 16, 2018

A funeral service for Carol A. DuBois will be held at 1pm, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Family and friends may call from 11am, until the 1pm, service time, on Saturday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Carol, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 6, 1938, in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Taylor and Frances (Hess) Jeffries. She was a long time resident of Buckeye Lake, had been a bookkeeper at O.D. Hollar & Son Plumbing and had worked at the Peoples Bank in Thornport.
Surviving are her children, Fran (David) Stidham, John (Elizabeth) DuBois, Marcy DuBois; her grandchildren, Cassie (Andrew) Cline, Brodey Mann, Evan DuBois, Tyler DuBois; great-grandchildren, Mason, Logan and Addison Taylor and Brinley Cline; her brother Alan (Buzz) Jeffries; her sister Marlene Wolfe; several nieces and nephews and her dear friend Susie Epifano.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Generation Hospice or the Licking County Humane Society.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

Stephen Douglas Smith of Newark, Ohio, August 23, 1948 – May 16, 2018

                                        Stephen Douglas Smith

 

A funeral service for Stephen Douglas Smith, 69, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26th, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, 65 N. 3rd St. Newark, with Rev. Steven Brand officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, on Friday May 25, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, in Newark.

  Stephen, a retired electrical engineer for Khulman, passed away May 16, 2018, at his residence.  He was born August 23, 1948, in Newark, to the late Floyd Edward Smith and Eleanor Dolores (Price) Smith Pound.

Stephen was a 1966 graduate of Newark High School, and a 1972 graduate of OSU where he received his master’s in electrical engineering.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Gideon International.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years and 11 months, Linda L (Belt) Smith; children, Adrian Smith and Andrea L. Smith both of Newark, and Aaron D. (Megan) Smith of Texas, and grandchildren, Zane D. Smith and Julian S. Smith both of Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gideon International, P.O. Box 812, Newark, Ohio 43058-0812.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Jean (McDonald) Gano of Newark, Ohio, April 27, 1927 – May 10, 2018

                                 Bonnie Jean (McDonald) Gano

 

A funeral service for Bonnie Jean (McDonald) Gano, 91, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Todd Tracy officiating.  Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Bonnie passed away surrounded by her family on May 10, 2018, at AlterCare Newark South.  She was born April 27, 1927, in Newark, to the late Otto and Beatrice (Bowman) McDonald.

Bonnie was a homemaker who devoted her life taking care of her husband and three boys.  She loved to bake and took pride in her house work.  She looked after the elderly neighbors preparing meals for them.  She lived for family get-togethers and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Bonnie was a member of Wright Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her three sons, Terry (Marcia) Gano of Newark, Timothy Gano of Newark, and Jeffrey (Diane) Gano of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Dawn (David) Pollay of Florida, Nathan Gano of Bexley, Heather (Rob) Whitmore of Powell, Justin (Nikkii) Gano of Newark, Jeremy Gano of New York, Brandon Gano of Columbus, and Courtney (Dave) Bailey of Westerville; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Sue (Fritz) Wessinger of Heath and Brenda (Fred) Ellas of North Carolina; two brothers, Rodger (Vonda) McDonald of Newark and Richard (Paula) McDonald of Granville, numerous nieces and nephews, and by the daughter she never had, Martha Rowland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Francis Gano; son-in-law, Randy Rose; sisters, June Conrad, Alice Hughes, Mary Ann Ballengee; brothers, Robert, Ronald, and Ottie McDonald, and an infant son.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, or charity of your choice.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.