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William Thomas Crothers, Sr. of Newark, OH, July 18, 1943 – December 6, 2019

William T. Crothers Sr., age 76, of Newark, passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2019. He was born on July 18, 1943 to the late Richard and Jean (Mason) Crothers in Newark, OH.

A funeral service will be held at 7pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends from 1-3pm and 5-7pm at the funeral home prior to the service.

Bill retired from Owens Corning in 1989. He was known for his humor and loving demeanor. He was a huge dirt track and NASCAR racing fan and especially loved rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Bill also enjoyed going to casinos and fishing. He was always ready to help on any project with his son, Bill Jr., and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, of 54 years, Judy (Spinks) Crothers; children, Kelly (Matthew) Dunlop and William T. (Jennifer) Crothers, Jr.; grandchildren, Christopher (Chelsie) Warth, Jefferson (Nick Baker) Warth, Reganne and Alaska Dunlop; siblings, Larry (Mary Jane) Crothers, Joyce (Wayne) Fogle, Janet (Mike) Bush, Betty (Dave) Wise, and Rick (Karen) Crothers. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Lynn Crothers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tony Stewart Foundation, 438 Southpoint Circle, Brownsburg, IN 46112-2203.

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

Nancy C. Scarberry of Newark, OH, January 12, 1943 – December 6, 2019

Nancy C. Scarberry, age 76, of Newark, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born on January 12, 1943 in War Eagle, WV to the late Lenora Cline.

Nancy’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was always there for her children, always the caregiver, and she will be sadly missed by her family.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Scarberry, Sr., whom she married on May 7, 1962; sister, Shelby Strickland of Gilbert, WV; children, Lynn (Wade) Harper, Anne (Eric) McKee, Jimmie Scarberry, Jr., and Rueben Scarberry; grandchildren, Michelle (Jason) Harper-Bevier, Brad (Merry Large) Allen, Eric Jr., Jared and Nathan McKee, Brittany and Jillian (Travis Greene) Scarberry, and Brook (Noah) Timbrel; great grandchildren, Peyton and Braden Yost, Montana Castle, Tatum McKee, and Amos, William, and Aaliyah Greene.

In addition to her mother, Nancy was preceded in death by her brothers, Dale, Leon, and Donald Ray; and sister, Opal.

The family would like to thank the nursing and care staff at both Licking Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Central Ohio for their patience and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

 In accordance with Nancy’s wishes, there will be no public services.

Brenda Lee Carroll of Buckeye Lake, March 7, 1960 – December 5, 2019

Brenda (Cunningham) Carroll, 59, of Buckeye Lake, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at her home. She was born March 7, 1960 in Newark to the late Arthur Jr. and Sandra (Oliver) Cunningham.

Brenda studied Horticulture in school and loved her plants and flowers. She loved her family and liked making friends.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Steven Carroll; sons, Maximillion (Marissa) Blackburn and Alexander (Ashlea) Blackburn; two sisters, Kimberly Collins and Melinda (Mark) Burnsworth; one brothers, Frank (Pam) Cunningham; five grandchildren, Alexis, Vinnie, Colin, Isabella, and Maria; nephews, Dustin, Lester III, Frankie, Cody, Wayne, Travis, and John; and niece, Misty.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Wendy Lehoe; two brothers-in-law, Lester Collins Jr, and Wayne Lehoe, mother and father in law; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family in memory of Brenda.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-7 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

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

Bonnie Irene Armstrong of Newark, OH, July 29, 1939 – December 5, 2019

Bonnie I. Armstrong, age 80, of Newark, passed away at her home, surrounded by her children, on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She was born on July 29, 1939 in Hebron, OH to the late Frank and Audrey (Crothers) Dunlap.

In her free time, Bonnie enjoyed reading, bingo, and trips to Las Vegas. Most of all, she treasured time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Gary White, Cheryl (Stephen) Wright, Lynnette (Mark Schell) White, Michelle (Robert) Gump; grandchildren, Thomas “TJ” Wright, Nathan Wright, Christopher (Amy) Wright, Rene (Jace Lothes) White, Alyssa (Jacob) Denuit, and Robert “Joey” Gump; great grandchildren, Kearsten, Joslyn, and Ashlyn Wright, Cordelia and Leander Lothes, and Briar and Sage Denuit; sister, Jo-Anne Ford; and brother-in-law, Jerry Peck. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as her beloved dog and protector, Pepper.

In addition to her parents, Bonnie is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald White; second husband, John Armstrong; brother, Richard (Maymie) Dunlap; sister, Patricia Peck; niece, Linda Dunlap-Stidham; and nephew, Matthew Holley.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no public services at this time.

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

Norman Clayton Bigelow of Newark, July 5, 1931 – December 5, 2019

Norman Clayton Bigelow, 88, of Newark, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Flint Ridge Nursing Home. He was born July 5, 1931 in Lima, OH to the late James and Edith (Kurtz) Bigelow.

Norm graduated from Toledo Libbey High School in 1950. He was a Korean War Army veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Believers Fellowship Church. Norm was a regular church choir member throughout his life and also sang in a couple of quartets; The King’s Four and the C.E. Harmonaires. He was an avid OSU Buckeye fan, never missing the televised games. Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting all types of game, target shooting, golf, and fishing. In the later years, he enjoyed number search puzzles, books, and reading his Bible, as well as Louis Lamour and Dan Walsh books.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Scott) Mahle of Mt. Perry, OH; three stepchildren, Debbie (Adrian Maitland) Thompson of Pompano Beach, FL, Kevin (June) Thompson of Newark, and Melanie Thompson of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Jaime (Nate) Robinson of Reynoldsburg, David (Jessica) Barber of Charleston, SC, Jeremy (Alyssa) Barber of Blue Rock, OH, and Matthew (Megan) Barber of Zanesville, step grandchild, Aaron (Marissa) Mahle of Zanesville; great grandchildren, Aydan, Brooklyn, Brayden, Koen, Clayton, Brynlee, Grayson, Casen, and Lilly; step great grandchildren, Malachi, Nate, and Denise; nieces and nephews; devoted friend, Tom Armstrong; and special neighbors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Barbara Jo (Church) Bigelow; sister, Alice Rose (Herman) Leu; and step grandson, Christian Mahle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Generations Hospice, 1435 A W. Main St. Newark, OH 43055.

Visitation will be Monday from 11:00- 1:00 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Scott England officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerufneralhome.com

Wayne N. Morgan of Newark, OH, October 28, 1940 – December 3, 2019

Wayne N. Morgan, 79, of Newark, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at his home. He was born October 28, 1940 in Kinniconick, KY to the late Arthur and Eva (Elliott) Morgan.
Wayne was raised in Lewis County, Ky. He attended Lima Shawnee High School and graduated from Grove City High School in 1958. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University.  Wayne had a successful career as a Bridge Superintendent for A.J. Baltes Company, The Lathrop Company and the VN Holderman Company.  Mr. Morgan then started his own construction and development business, Wayne N. Morgan Company, as a General Contractor. He was a proud 32nd Degree Mason.

He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Fran Townsend; two sons, Randall Morgan of Columbus and Travis Morgan of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Alexandra (Geno) Scarsella, Miranda Morgan, Mackenzie Morgan, Braquel Carlock, Ashton Morgan, Britton Morgan, Crystal Morgan, Lindsi Moore, Cody Moore, T.J. Morgan, and Madi-Lynn Morgan; 14 great grandchildren, and two sisters, Joyce (Dick) Kennard of Taveras, FL and Debby (Pat) Rosenmund of Howey in the Hills, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Wesley Morgan; and grandson, Trenton Morgan.

Private family services will be held.

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

Dolores J Rucker of Newark, OH, August 2, 1938 – December 4, 2019

Dolores J. Rucker, age 81, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was born on August 2, 1938 to the late Morris and Dorthea (Embrey) Clayton in Zanesville, OH.

A funeral service will be held at 5pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends from 2-5pm on Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. Dolores will be laid to rest at 11am on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Fultonham Cemetery, 7605 Old Town Rd, Mt Perry, OH 43760.

Dolores was a member of Believers Fellowship Church for over 30 years. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting, cooking, and making care packages for soldiers. Her most cherished moments were times spent with grandchildren and family.

Dolores is survived by her children, Lee (Deanna) Clayton and Tammy (Wayne) Kean; grandchildren, Bradley Kean, Nicholas Kean, Daniel Clayton, and Tabitha (Nima) Nasser; great grandson, Matthew Nasser; sister, Sharmayne Nunes; niece, Nicole Skidmore; uncle, Charles May; and her extended relatives, the entire Kean Family.

In addition to her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Rucker, and aunt, Twila May.

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

Christian Jude Forgey of Newark, November 7, 2000 – November 29, 2019

A funeral service celebrating the life of Christian Jude Forgey, 19, of Newark, will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 2-3 PM.

Christian was born in Newark on November 7, 2000 to Kimberly Friend and Brian Forgey.

Christian enjoyed spending time with his friends and family as well as playing video games. He was becoming a very good card player in Rummy. Christian also loved spending time with his Pitbull, Tank. When Christian smiled, he could light up a room, he knew no stranger and was there for anyone who needed him. He was thankful for everything people did or got him. He enjoyed watching Ohio State games with his father and the T.V series Arrow with his sister.

He is survived by his father, Brian Forgey, mother, Kimberly Friend; sister and brother-in-law, Dianna (Friend) and Tyler Boorn; grandparents, Ed and Laura Forgey of Tracy, CA; aunts and uncles, Christine and Jeff Davis of Hebron and Cynthia and Scott Rottmann of Leesburg, VA; cousins, Brittany Prior, Dane Strange, Lilly Strange, Collin Rottmann, and Kara Rottmann; aunt, Kathy Mosholder; and cousins, Paul Eversole, Prisilla Eversole and Alexzander Eversole.

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

Richard Alan Mosholder Sr. of Fairfield Beach, May 13, 1968 – November 29, 2019

A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Alan Mosholder Sr., 51, of Fairfield Beach, will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home. Military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 2-3 PM.

Richard was born in Newark on May 13, 1968 to the late Roderick Alan Mosholder and Carol (Braunbeck) Dymek. He passed away in a car accident on November 29, 2019.

Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany during Desert Storm. He had worked for many years for Yonkers Towing. He enjoyed working on motorcycles. Richard deeply cared for his Independent Bikers Association M.C. family and enjoyed many years of dedicated service to the IBAMC. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and loved motorcycles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kathy (Holskey) Mosholder, whom he married September 14, 1994; mother and step father, Carol and Mark D. Dymek; children, Tatjana Mosholder of Germany, Ryan Mosholder and Richard Mosholder Jr.; step-son, Paul Eversole; brother, Robert (Shelly) Mosholder; brother-in-law, Nelson Keller; step brothers, Lonnie Sunkle, Ronnie (Sondra) Sunkle, and Shannon (April) Sunkle; grandchildren, Denia, Honesty, La’belle, Emmanuel, Laylynn, Kysin, Kysean, Jay, Di’shon, Priscilla, and Alex; nieces, Whitney and Mackenzie Keller, Alyssa Wies, Alexis and Autumn Mosholder, and Dianna (Tyler) Boorn; nephews, Trent and Garrett Montgomery; and special friend, Evelyn Vanscoy; and his brother and sisters of the IBAMC.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Robyn Ann Keller; granddaughter, Bri’anna Marie Mosholder; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Mosholder; and maternal grandparents, Herbert and Eva (Sullivan) Braunbeck.

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

Richard Alan Mosholder of Fairfield Beach, May 13, 1968 – November 29, 2019

A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Alan Mosholder Sr., 51, of Fairfield Beach, will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home. Military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 2-3 PM.

Richard was born in Newark on May 13, 1968 to the late Roderick Alan Mosholder and Carol (Braunbeck) Dymek. He passed away in a car accident on November 29, 2019.

Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany during Desert Storm. He had worked for many years for Yonkers towing. He enjoyed working on motorcycles. Richard deeply cared for his Independent Bikers Association M.C. family and enjoyed many years of dedicated service to the IBAMC. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and loved motorcycles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kathy (Holskey) Mosholder, whom he married September 14, 1994; step father, Mark D. Dymek; children, Tatjana Mosholder of Germany, Ryan Mosholder and Richard Mosholder Jr.; step-son, Paul Eversole; brother, Robert (Shelly) Mosholder; brother-in-law, Nelson Keller; step brothers, Lonnie Sunkle, Ronnie (Sondra) Sunkle, and Shannon (April) Sunkle; grandchildren, Denie, Honesty, La’belle, Emmanuel, Laylynn, Kysin, Kysean, Jay, Di’shon, Priscilla, and Alex; nieces, Whitney and Mackenzie Keller, Alyssa Wies, Alexis and Autumn Mosholder, and Dianna (Tyler) Boorn; and special friend, Evelyn Vanscoy; and his brother and sisters of the IBAMC.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Robyn Ann Keller; granddaughter, Bri’anna Marie Mosholder; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and May Elizabeth (Stewart) Mosholder; and maternal grandparents, Herbert and Eva (Sullivan) Braunbeck.

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