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John William Vollmer of Newark, OH, May 8, 1941 – December 12, 2017

A memorial service will be held for John William Vollmer at 12pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Community Wesleyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends from 11am-12pm at the church prior to the service. The service will be officiated by Pastor Chris Dyre.

John, age 76, of Newark passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2017 at the Selma Markowitz Center. He was born on May 8, 1941 to the late Maurice and Louise (Dauber) Vollmer in Adrian, Michigan.

John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley (Ingalls) Vollmer. He also leaves behind his children, Micki (Mike) Cotterman and Billy (Erica) Vollmer; grandchildren Sarah (Michael) Wells, Anna Cotterman, Isaac Cotterman, and George Vollmer; siblings, Louise (Joe) Carver and Donald (Betsy) Hall.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his daughter, Tracey McNabb.

In his free time, John was an amateur radio operator. John proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy from 1959-1962, during Vietnam. He was a truck owner and operator for over 30 years.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, OH 43056.

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Tracy Devin McArtor of Newark, OH, December 4, 1997 – December 10, 2017

A funeral service for Tracy Devin McArtor will be held at 1pm on Friday, December 15, 2015 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Burial will follow at Smith Chapel Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the funeral home.

Devin, age 20, of Newark, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born on December 4, 1997 to Tracy McArtor and Ruth Goodwill in Newark, OH.

Devin is survived by his fiancé, Brianna Reedy and their unborn daughter, Audrey Marie. He also leaves behind his parents, Tracy (Katey) McArtor and Ruth Goodwill; siblings, Tristan Goodwill, Stephanie (Corey) Burgess, Christopher (Brittany) Blankenship, and Brooke Blankenship; grandparents, Clara Slocum, Phillip Keller, and Bob and Roxanna McArtor; uncles, Dallas Keller and BJ McArtor; aunts, Diana (Art) Mervine and Tina Keller; as well as many cousins and friends.

In his free time, Devin enjoyed taking anything mechanical apart that he could get his hands on and putting it back together. But his true passion was music, Devin loved to write and play his own songs.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to https://www.gofundme.com/tracy-devin-mcartor-funera-service proceeds will go to his finace.

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Shirley Anna Ashbrook of Alexandria, Ohio, February 9, 1936 – December 7, 2017

                                                                 Shirley Anna Ashbrook

 

A funeral service for Shirley Anna Ashbrook, 81, of Alexandria, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Alexandria Baptist Church, 94 West Main St., Alexandria. Burial will follow in Alexandria Maple Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Shirley passed away December 7, 2017.  She was born February 9, 1936, in Newark, to the late Roy and Louise (Bline) Winter.

Shirley was a graduate of Jacksontown High School.  She worked for Harrison Township as a Clerk/Fiscal Officer.  She was an advisor for Modern 4-H Club.  She was a member of Licking Co. and Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Ladies Auxiliary, Licking CO. Farm Bureau, Leads Board Trustee, Alexandria Baptist Church, and Ohio Porketts.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving children, Candy Ashbrook of Alexandria, Barbara (Jeff) VanFossen of Johnstown, Duaine (Jeni) Ashbrook of Pataskala, Rachale Ashbrook of Johnstown, Kirk Hall of Alexandria, and Mary Rose Lewis of Newark; brothers and sisters, Harriett Clark of Newark, Fred Winter of Mt. Vernon, Mary Lou (Paul) Ritchey of Newark, David (Cathy) Winter of Heath, and Grace Winter of Heath; grandchildren, Anna (Richie) Rauch, Abby and Kyle Berry, Elizabeth Van Fossen, Allan Howell, Ashley and Alexis Lewis,  Olyvia, Albree, and Dixie Hall; great grandchildren, Emma Radabaugh and Wyatt Rauch; best friend, Janet Vines of Zephyrhills, FL, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert O. Ashbrook, whom she married on June 4, 1954, and sister, Minnie Field.

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Cori B. Loughman of Newark, OH, December 4, 1953 – December 4, 2017

Mrs. Cori B. Loughman left this realm on December 4, 2017, her 64th birthday. She was surrounded by loving friends and family. A lively and vivacious woman.

Cori is survived by wife, Mary M Talbott, their children Jayson, Cody and Lorrie and granddaughter Diamond. Also survived by brother, Robert D Loughman, (Sara Kim) sisters in law, Andrea Dayka, Kathryn Talbott, Connie Fair, (Matthew, Bryce and Asia), Lynn M Talbott and Karen Madzia, nieces Anya and Gwyn and nephew Matthew, and friend Metta Sanders. Cori is preceded in death by parents Doris and Charles Loughman.
    

Cori was an amazing cook and artist. She love to entertain and never met a stranger. Cori received her bachelors degree from Rutgers University and MA from Phoenix University. Most of her work was in systems analysis and technical support. Cori traveled the world for her work, but she yearned to see more of our country. Cori was funny, really funny. She had a fierce loyalty to her clan. She could fix things and make things. We loved the “Golden Girls.”

Cori will be deeply missed by her clan.
   

Visitation will be held Friday, December 22, at United Church of Granville from 1-2PM with a memorial service following visitation beginning at 2:00 PM, which will be followed by a meal. 

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to feeding America or the Humane Society of Licking County.

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Sheila Darlene Morehead of Newark, OH, July 12, 1946 – December 7, 2017

Sheila Darlene Morehead, 71, of Newark, died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Selma Morkowitz Hospice center. She was born July 12, 1946 in Willard, Oh to the late Arthur and Avinell (Kannel) Kale.

Sheila is survived by her son, David (Brittany) Morehead of Spokane, WA; five grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Joshua, Gabe and Ivy; one great granddaughter, Kinsley; sister-in-law, Shirley Kale; two nieces, Pat (Tom) Sellers and Sharon Werner; and one nephew, Bob (Joann) Kale.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chucke Morehead; four brothers; and one sister.

A memorial service will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Newark Baptist Temple beginning at 2:00PM with Pastor Mark Falls officiating.

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Doris E. Smith of Newark, Ohio, June 26, 1945 – December 7, 2017

A funeral service for Doris E. Smith will be held at 11am, on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Doug Swan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fallsburg Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2pm-5pm, on Sunday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Mrs. Smith, age 72, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born June 26, 1945, in Coshocton, a daughter of the late Ernest and Adabelle (Myers) Ashcraft. During her youth she was a 4-H member for many
years. She had retired from the law offices of Reece, Pyle, Drake & Meyer and was a member of the Utica Church of Christ.
A loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard Smith, whom she married on June 24, 1965, her daughter Karla Orr; her beloved grandchildren, Taylor, Trina and Todd Orr; her sister Betty (Gary) Trego; her father and mother-in-law, Everett and Charlotte Smith and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary (Donald) McKee; an infant brother Gerald Ashcraft and son-in-law Dr. David Orr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Jack L. Emerson of Newark, Ohio, January 14, 1945 – December 4, 2017

                                             Jack L. Emerson

 

A memorial service for Jack L. Emerson, 72, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 285 W. National Dr., Newark, with Rev. Mark Katrick officiating.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Jack passed away December 4, 2017, at The OSU Medical Center.  He was born January 14, 1945, in Newark, to the late Leonard S. and Mary Charlene (Hafer) Emerson.

Jack was a 1964 graduate of Granville High School.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He retired from Owens Corning Technical Center, and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Anne (Hostetler) Emerson; daughter, Amy (Shelly Comfort) Emerson of Columbus; son, Nicholas (Luisa) Emerson of Columbus; grandson, James Patrick Emerson of Columbus; sisters-in-laws, Becca Hostetler of Newark, Barbara (Kevin) Mangus of Woodsfield, and Susan Huddy of Newark, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, or the Licking County Humane Society.

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

Donna A. (Stockberger) Scheff of Newark, Ohio, April 15, 1924 – December 2, 2017

A funeral service for Donna A. (Stockberger) Scheff, age 93, of Newark, OH will be held at 12pm, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Walter Bruah will be officiating. Inurnment will be at Bennington Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends may call from 11am until the 12pm service time at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street. A luncheon for all attending following the service will be held at the funeral home.
Mrs. Scheff passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Arlington Care Center in Newark. She was born April 15, 1924, in Bennington Township, Licking County, Ohio, to the late William Raymond and Nellie M (Ashcraft) Stockberger. She is a 1942 graduate of Hartford High School, Croton, Ohio and later the Newark Business School. She retired from “White Westinghouse” and the “Newark Therapeutic Center” in Newark, Ohio.
Donna was a Licking County 4-H Member and Associate 4-H Club advisor in Licking County. She was a Knox County 4-H Club advisor for several years. Donna served the State of Ohio as a committee member for County Extension work. At the age of sixteen she was honored as “Ohio State Queen” at the National Dairy Show in Memphis, Tennessee. An avid traveler, Donna visited 23 countries and 49 states. Her helping hands were always extended to family, friends, neighbors and the community.
She was a charter member of the Middlebury Grange #192 in Knox County, a member since 1978 of the Auxiliary Order of Eagles #387, a member since 1974 of the Auxiliary Women of the Moose #964 in Newark, Ohio, a Charter member of the “Knights of the Road, Inc.” and an organizing member of the Chapter of the “Sweet Adelines” of Knox County.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul W. (Margaret) and Wayne R. (Lois) Stockberger; former sister-in-law, Leona Scheff Heslep; niece and nephews, Sue Christopher and Mark Snoey and Richard L. Stockberger.
Surviving are Gretchen and Richard L. Stultz and their son, Derrick S. Stultz; cousins, Linda (Stockberger) and Roger Collisson of Kirkland, Washington, Shirley Ashcraft and Robert A. (Carolyn) Gault; nieces, Carol (Bernard) Johnson, Pam (Brian) Kemmenoe, and Tonda Snoey, Bev Stockberger; nephews Allen D. (Deena) Stockberger, Val Christopher, and former husband, Linden E. Scheff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 587 Mt. Vernon Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

Donna A. (Stcokberger) Scheff of Newark, Ohio, April 15, 1924 – December 2, 2017

A funeral service for Donna A. (Stockberger) Scheff, age 93, of Newark, OH will be held at 12pm, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Walter Bruah will be officiating. Inurnment will be at Bennington Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends may call from 11am until the 12pm service time at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street. A luncheon for all attending following the service will be held at the funeral home.
Mrs. Scheff passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Arlington Care Center in Newark. She was born April 15, 1924, in Bennington Township, Licking County, Ohio, to the late William Raymond and Nellie M (Ashcraft) Stockberger. She is a 1942 graduate of Hartford High School, Croton, Ohio and later the Newark Business School. She retired from “White Westinghouse” and the “Newark Therapeutic Center” in Newark, Ohio.
Donna was a Licking County 4-H Member and Associate 4-H Club advisor in Licking County. She was a Knox County 4-H Club advisor for several years. Donna served the State of Ohio as a committee member for County Extension work. At the age of sixteen she was honored as “Ohio State Queen” at the National Dairy Show in Memphis, Tennessee. An avid traveler, Donna visited 23 countries and 49 states. Her helping hands were always extended to family, friends, neighbors and the community.
She was a charter member of the Middlebury Grange #192 in Knox County, a member since 1978 of the Auxiliary Order of Eagles #387, a member since 1974 of the Auxiliary Women of the Moose #964 in Newark, Ohio, a Charter member of the “Knights of the Road, Inc.” and an organizing member of the Chapter of the “Sweet Adelines” of Knox County.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul W. (Margaret) and Wayne R. (Lois) Stockberger; former sister-in-law, Leona Scheff Heslep; niece and nephews, Sue Christopher and Mark Snoey and Richard L. Stockberger.
Surviving are Gretchen and Richard L. Stultz and their son, Derrick S. Stultz; cousins, Linda (Stockberger) and Roger Collisson of Kirkland, Washington, Shirley Ashcraft and Robert A. (Carolyn) Gault; nieces, Carol (Bernard) Johnson, Pam (Brian) Kemmenoe, and Tonda Snoey, Bev Stockberger; nephews Allen D. (Deena) Stockberger, Val Christopher, and former husband, Linden E. Scheff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 587 Mt. Vernon Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

John T. Snyder of Newark, OH, June 30, 1937 – November 30, 2017

A memorial service for John T. Snyder will be held at 1pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH. Family will greet friends for 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

John, age 80, of Newark, formally of Gahanna, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born to the late Thurman and Ida (Printz) Snyder on June 30, 1937 in Columbus, OH.

John is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judith (Mustar) Snyder. He also leaves behind his children, Matthew (Lynn) Snyder of Wyley, TX, Laura Snyder of Newark, Lisa Snyder of Newark, and Michelle (Eric) Barber of Newark; 4 grandchildren, Nathaniel J. Snyder, Lauren E. Snyder, Margaret A. Snyder, and Sarah C. Snyder; and cousin, Sally (Ken) Coburn.

John graduated from Springfield High School in Springfield, OH and was a graduate of Defiance College. He retired as President of the Hospital Association of Central Ohio. He was also a long time member of the Gahanna Rotary Club.

John was a former member of St. Matthew’s in Gahanna. In his free time, John enjoyed golf and crossword puzzles, but more than anything he loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

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