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Sue A. Landis of Newark, OH, February 13, 1934 – February 20, 2018

Sue Ann Landis, age 84, of Newark, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She was born on February 13, 1934 to the late Charles and Edna (Downing) Meloy in Zanesville, OH.

Sue graduated from Newark High School in 1952 and retired from Holophane of Pataskala. In her free time, she enjoyed painting, gardening, and making crafts to share with her friends and family.

She is survived by her sons, Monte (Kelly) Landis and Mark (Kim) Landis; grandchildren, John Landis, Jennifer Landis, and Jessica Landis; special niece, Sherri (Kevin) Miller; and her loving dog, Maggie.

In addition to her parents, Sue is preceded in death by her sister, Shirley (David) Leith.

A funeral service for Sue will be held at 4pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Contributions in Sue’s memory can be made to the Licking County Aging Program, 1058 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055.

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Deborah C. Myers of Newark, Ohio, July 19, 1971 – January 28, 2018

Deborah C. Myers, 46, lost her battle with breast cancer on January 28, 2018. She was born in Logan, Ohio, on July 19th, 1971, to Loeta “Sue” and the late Robert Bownes. Debbie enjoyed volunteering in youth sports with her children and fishing with her husband. She will be remembered for her strong will, caring nature, willingness to help others and her kind heart.
Debbie fought hard every day to be here for her loved ones. She remained positive thru all she endured. In addition to her mother, she leaves behind her rock and soulmate, Rob; her daughters Ashley (Kyle) Retzlaff, Shailynn Myers; her sons Keith (Samantha) Goss, Garrett Myers; stepson Dalton Myers; her brothers Bryan (Bridgette) Bownes, Brent (Rebecca) Bownes and many nieces and nephews. She was especially proud of being “Mimi” to her grandchildren. Debbie will always be sadly missed by her loved ones and forever be in our hearts.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 1pm, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Cory Campbell will officiate. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4pm-8pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
In lieu for flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
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Mary Alice (Baker) Mullenix of Newark, ohio, January 13, 1920 – February 13, 2018

                                                                    Mary Alice (Baker) Mullenix
                                            January 13, 1920 – February 13, 2018

A funeral service for Mary Alice (Baker) Mullenix, 98, of Newark, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Neal Ave. United Methodist Church, with Dr. Dennis Baker and Pastor Eva Marie Wolfe officiating. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service at the church.  A graveside service will be held on Monday at Cedar Hill Cemetery. 
Born on January 13, 1920 in Eden Township, Licking County the tenth child to the late James Marion and Lona Olive (Billman) Baker.  Graduated from Newark High School with the class of 1937; attended Moody Bible Institute.  Very happy to have served the Lord for 45 years with her husband Rev. Joseph L  Mullenix whom she married on July 22, 1939 and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.  She also was active in the United Methodist Women serving as District President, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary.  As a member of Neal Ave. United Methodist Church, she enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the piano and organ.  Entered her eternal rest on February 13, 2018. 
Survived by children: Judith (Frank) Schonauer, Newark, OH; Joseph (Suzanne) Mullenix, Granville, OH; Larry Mullenix, Columbus, OH.  Grandchildren: Angela (Tim) Crawford, Beverly, KY and family Abby (Mike) Dobie and Eleanor, Hannah (Clay) Clark and Millie Grace; Kevin (Tamara) Schonauer, Bentonville, AR and their children Seth, Luke, and Anneliese: Ryan (Elizabeth) Mullenix, Bellevue, WA and their children Cole, Quinn, and Hayes; Alyson Wait, Granville, OH and her children Jack and Madeline; Heath Mullenix, Granville, OH; Jeffrey, Columbus, OH; sister-in-law Betty Meredith, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; brother-in-law Jerry Mullenix, Lubbock, TX, nieces, nephews, friends and church family. 
Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Joseph L Mullenix; infant daughter; parents, James M. and Lona Baker; brothers, Frank, Jim, Clyde, John, Paul, Charles Baker; sisters, Ethel Danielson, Blanche Bole, and Verna Baker.  
The family would like to thank her many care givers at Altercare Newark South, Sharonbrooke, and Chestnut House who gave extra special care and love for her in her times of need; and Hospice of Central Ohio especially Shannon, Angie, Chaplain Mark, and Lisa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts many be given in her memory to Neal Ave. United Methodist Church, 12 Neal Ave. Newark, OH 43055 or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430. 
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Beverly (Filkill) Nethers of Newark, Ohio, June 8, 1944 – February 18, 2018

Beverly (Filkill) Nethers


A funeral service for Beverly (Filkill) Nethers, 73, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home with Chaplain Daniel Fullen officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. 
Beverly passed away February 18, 2018, at her residence.  She was born June 8, 1944, in Zanesville, to the late Roy and Claudia (Holub) Filkill.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother whose home and heart were always open to everyone.  
She is survived by her children, Connie (David) Brent of Granville , Deana (Scott) Richards of Newark, Jack (Wendy) Nethers of Granville; brother, Ronald (Janet) Filkill of Westlake; sister-in –law, Lucille (Don) Spears of Newark;  grandchildren,  Holly Patterson, Troy Patterson, Andy Gebhart,  Brandon (Lori) Scott, Jeni Scott, Stefanie Scott, Claudia Scott, Marla Scott, Quentin Richards, Tony Richards, Griffin Richards, Jaclynn Nethers, Allyson Nethers, Erica Lowe, Keith (Kelsey) Lowe Jr.; twelve great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. John Nethers, whom she married on January 4, 1963 and daughter, Shelli Gebhart, and two, brother-in-laws, Vance and Larry Nethers. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430.
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Jason “Jake” Carpenter of Newark, May 26, 1972 – February 15, 2018

Jason C. “Jake” Carpenter, 45, of Newark, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 15, 2018. He was born May 26, 1972 in Newark to Glenn Carpenter and Marilyn (Wilcox) Miller.

Jake was an avid Ohio State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He had a talent for fixing cars and would regularly help his friends with their vehicles. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Jacob Carpenter; granddaughter, Teighlynn Carpenter; sisters, Tina (Brian) Casto and Teresa (Jon) Franks; mother and step-father, Marilyn and Dave Miller; step-mother, Cathie Carpenter; maternal grandmother, Marjorie Wilcox; aunts, Meryl Miller, Beverly (Pat) Rockey, Beryl Dusenbery, and Laura Wilcox; uncles, Charlie Carpenter, Ivan (Barb) Wilcox, Steve (Cherie) Wilcox, and Don (Peggy) Wilcox; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Carpenter; maternal grandfather, Ivan Wilcox Sr.; paternal grandparents, Okey and Beulah Carpenter; and grandparents, Clarence and Lela Miller

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 471 E. Broad St. #1630, Columbus, OH 43215.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 12-2 PM at the Brucker- KishlerFuneral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 2:00 PM with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. The family has asked that friends wear their Ohio State gear for services.

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Robert Todd Redman of Bladensburg, Ohio, September 17, 1963 – February 15, 2018

A service celebrating the life of Robert Todd Redman will be held at 10am, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Dave Warner and Rube Gayheart will officiate. Burial will follow in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, on Monday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Todd, age 54, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born September 17, 1963, a son of Robert D. and Patricia (Nethers) Redman, who survive. He was a 1981 graduate of Licking Valley High School and had worked at TRW, prior to working at RLA. Todd loved the outdoors, had a ‘green thumb’, enjoying gardening and appreciated all of nature’s beauty.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Robert “Rusty” (Jenette) Redman, Ryan Lee (Courtney) Redman, Tokala Redman, Rose (Kyle) Borders, Farrah Redman; seven grandchildren, Logan, Alexa, Kynlee, Sophia, Jase, Craig and Oliver; two brothers, Jeff (Roxanne) Redman, Rex Redman ; nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his son Dakotah Redman in 1993 and Tokala and Rose’s mother, Misty Pfuehler in 2005.
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Mary Lou Clark of Newark, September 20, 1929 – February 15, 2018

Mary Lou Clark, 88, of Newark, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Arlington Nursing Home. She was born September 20, 1929 in Utica to the late James and Esther (Charlton) Brand.

Mary was a member of Christian Apostolic Church. She worked for the city of Heath as the payroll clerk and assistant auditor for over 20 years.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne H. Clark of Camarillo, CA and Charles S. “Sal” Clark of Newark.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William H. Clark; and brother, Charles Brand.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Arlington Nursing Home and Bella Care Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Bella Care Hospice, 2215 Citygate Dr. E., Columbus, OH 43219 and/or a charity of donor’s choice.

Visitation will be Monday at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark from 6-8 PM. and one hour prior to the start of the service on Tuesday from 10-11 AM at Christian Apostolic Church. The funeral service will be Tuesday at the Christian Apostolic Church beginning at 11:00 AM with a Eulogy by Tim Newstrand and Rev. Keith Sjostrand officiating. Burial will follow the service in Wilson Cemetery.

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Douglas Lee Jones of Whitehall, May 10, 1955 – February 9, 2018

Douglas Lee Jones, 62, of Whitehall died Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home. He was born May 10, 1955 in Newark to the late Jenkins Jones and Gertrude Chandler.

He was a longtime 2%er, loved hot rod cars, landscaping and design.

He is survived by two daughters, Shadean (Matt) Foltz of Heath and Heather Jones; two sons, Jasen Jones and Scott Jones; and seven grandchildren, Leo and Louie Foltz, Dylan Jones, Angel Hurst, Alexandar Hurst, and Seth Seville, and Austin Seville

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lilian Foltz and Ezekiel Jones.

A graveside service will be Friday at Fletcher Chapel Cemetery beginning at 11:00 AM with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.

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Richard L Mahlmeister of Newark, OH, December 20, 1937 – February 11, 2018

Richard L. Mahlmeister, age 80, of Newark, passed away on February 11, 2018 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born on December 20, 1937 to the late Louis and Isabel (Miller) Mahlmeister in Kettering, OH.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sharon (Smith) Mahlmiester. He also leaves behind his son, Adam Mahlmeister, and step-son, Mike Treiber.

Richard was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church and loved researching genealogy.

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

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Gary J. Brown of Newark, Ohio, November 24, 1944 – February 7, 2018

Gary J. Brown, 73, of Newark, Ohio, (formerly of Myrtle Beach, SC) decided to blow this popsicle stand on February 7, 2018. His beloved wife of 50 years, Carole, had been patiently waiting for him on the other side for almost three years and finally managed to lure him back home and into her loving arms with the assistance of Gary’s friend, ESC of Powell, Ohio, to whom we are very grateful. Thanks to you, ESC, he is where and with whom he belongs, and he’s finally at peace. You are a true gem.

Gary, who was born and raised in Port Clinton, Ohio, joined the US Air Force at the age of 17 and served for 25 years, retiring in Myrtle Beach, SC in 1985. Gary’s military service took him to Maine, Pakistan, Illinois, Arizona, Thailand, Italy, South Carolina, and Vietnam, where he served as a medic during the war. He was also placed on special assignment at the Pentagon during his military career. After retiring from the Air Force, Gary went to work for the US Postal Service, from which he also retired.

Although Gary had a stellar career working for the federal government (complete with many medals, honors and accolades), he was just as accomplished in his private life, which he was most proud of. He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1962 and was an Eagle Scout by the time he took off for the military. He then earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, became an expert marksman, was a Scout leader, and was a force to be reckoned with at bowling, billiards, poker and chess. He was also a whiz at crossword puzzles and magic tricks, and always had a hilarious joke locked and loaded.

Gary was also very involved in civic organizations, including the Masons and Shriners, and spent a lot of time fundraising and working for a variety of charitable causes in Horry County. Most recently, he began volunteering at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.

More than anything, though, Gary treasured his family relationships, and he will be remembered as a loving, caring and kind father (to Jim and Gina), grandfather (Papa – to Cassidey, Prestan and Mackenzie), and brother (Bubba – to Terry, Vicki and Judy).

Visitation will be held from 3pm-4pm on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark, with memorial services to follow at 4pm.

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