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Tricia Lynne Mason of Heath, OH, April 7, 1971 – October 14, 2017

Tricia Lynne Mason, 46, of Heath, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Licking Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family, She was born April 7, 1971 in Newark, the daughter of Bob and Gwen (Swank) Taylor.

Tricia was an animal lover and rescued Siberian Huskies. She enjoyed crafting, reading, going on cruises, Harley Davidson motorcycle rides, and shooting guns, but what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and friends.

 

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Matt Mason; two sons, Marc (Casie) Mason of Heath and Joshua (Emily Parsons) Wedor of Panama City Beach, FL; parents, Bob and Gwen Taylor; brother, Jim (Shauna) Taylor of Johnstown; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and lifelong friend, Heather Helle.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the special friends and neighbors who have reached out to help Tricia and her family the past few months.

 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-8 PM and Friday from 5-7 PM the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home 985 N. 21st Street, Newark where the funeral service will be Friday at 7:00 PM with Pastor Jonathon Mitchell officiating.

 

In memory of Tricia, the family requests that a donation be made to the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 660 Ackerman Road, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112. Gifts in Tricia’s memory will benefit the cancer research program at Ohio State.

 

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

Ronald E. Frazier of Newark, Ohio, January 7, 1964 – October 14, 2017

A funeral service for Ronald E. Frazier will be held at 1pm, on Tuesday, October17, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Beau Bromberg will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 11am-1pm, on Tuesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Ronald, age 53, of Newark, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark. He was born January 7, 1964, a son of the late Ronald and Anne Holtz (Holbert) Frazier. For over 36 years he worked as an over-the-road truck driver, working for Kim May Trucking. Favorite family times included spaghetti dinners at Grandma’s house, bowling, playing cards with family and friends and singing. Over the years he enjoyed attending many auctions and collected Americana items.
His large and loving family includes his children, Stephanie Brunner (Jason) , Christy Frazier (Dusty), Crystal Baker (Dave); Ronald McLaine (Heather), Ronald Frazier, III (Calista), Bryan Frazier, Dustin Frazier (Shannon), Dallas Frazier (deceased), Clayton Frazier, “adopted son” Jonathan Frazier; 26 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers Rodney Frazier, Rick Frazier (Lisa); sisters, Vickie Choice (Jayson), Wanda Hutchison, Tammy Jones (Blaine), Kim Nicodemus (Chuck), special friend Kim May and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many friends.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

Edna Mae Owens of Newark, Ohio, August 15, 1936 – October 10, 2017

A Memorial Service for Edna Mae Owens will be held at 6pm, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road, Newark. Cory Campbell will officiate.
Edna, age 81, of Newark, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Price Road Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 15, 1936, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late Ernest J. and Ethel Mae (Carlisle) Fouts.
Surviving are her daughters, Sandra Brockway, Mary Hood, Shelly (Brian) Brothers; sons Scott Brown, Timothy Brockway; grandchildren, James, Danny, Cowan, Abigail, Logan and Ryan; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Carney (Dennis) and one brother, Lawrence Fouts. She was preceded in death by one son, James Eugene Brockway;
her brother, James and two sisters, Marcella and Gladys.
Memorial contributions may be made to the A.S.P.C.A. or the Alzheimer’s Association.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Louis “Louie” Frank Hurps of Newark, Ohio, June 6, 1926 – October 11, 2017

 

Louis Frank “Louie” Hurps

 

Louis Frank “Louie” Hurps, 91, of Newark, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. He was born June 6, 1926 in Mt. Vernon to the late Charles and Edith Hurps.

Louis was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served during WWII. He enjoyed watching and rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, and playing Euchre with his family.

He is survived by son, Richard (Anne) Hurps of Newark; daughter, Deborah Clary of Newark; four grandchildren, Rebecca (Charles) Brown, James (Donya) Clary, Anthony (Alicia) Hurps, and Richelle (Megan) Whitesed all of Newark; six great grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Buxton of Urbana.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Juanita (Kenny) Hurps; three brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made in Louis’ name to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-5 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark where the funeral service will be Monday at 10:00AM with Pastor Bob Byer officiating. Burial will follow the service in Homer Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

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

Patricia Arlene Keener of Newark, Ohio, May 29, 1965 – October 10, 2017

 

                                                        Patricia Arlene Keener

 

 A funeral service for Patricia Arlene Keener, 52, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Chaplin Jeff Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

                Patricia passed away October 10, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  She was born May 29, 1965, in Mt. Vernon, to the late Donald B. and Margie S. (King) Keener.

                Patricia worked at Licking Memorial Hospital for 28 years.  She was a member of NRA.  She enjoyed shooting, boating, drag boat racing, cars, and riding motorcycles.

                She is survived by her fiancé, Randy Williams; son, Adam (Lisa) Williams of Delphos; brother, Dana (Patty) Keener of St. Louisville; grandchildren, Jessica (Sean) Gronas of Marysville and Ellie Alt of Delphos; nephews, Matthew (Audra) Keener of Newark and David (Adam) Shane of NY; mother-in-law, Marjorie Williams of Newark, and many close friends and lake family.

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

Peggy Jean Ankrum of Newark, OH, June 10, 1938 – October 10, 2017

Peggy (Spring) Ankrum passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 10, 1938 in Buffalo, OH to the late Albert and Elsie (Hall) Spring. Peggy was a graduate of Buffalo High School and cheerleader for the basketball teams for three years. She loved doing things with her family and annually attending Jamboree in the Hills, Nashville Country Music Fan Fair, and Buffalo Alumni Banquets.

Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Bill Ankrum, whom she married on June 12, 1960 at Buffalo Methodist Church. She also leaves behind daughters, Sabrae (Randy) Davidson, Pamela (Doug) Hall; son, Kevin Ankrum; granddaughters, Melina (Willie) Holley, Chelsea (Steven) Davenport; one great granddaughter, Remi Davenport; sisters, Pat Cornett, Judy Crabtree, Linda Voorhies, and brothers, Dave Spring, and Bill Hall; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Peggy is preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Phillips, Janet Rose, and brother, Jerry Spring.

The family would like give special thanks to her sister, Linda, Annita of Hospice, Dr. Petryk, and all her friends for all their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 480, Newark, OH 43058.

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service and from 4-7pm on Friday, October 13, 2017, also at the funeral home.  Peggy will be laid to rest at Cedar Hill Cemetery following the services.

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

Enda Mae Owens of Newark, Ohio, August 15, 1936 – October 10, 2017

A Memorial Service for Edna Mae Owens will be held at 6pm, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road, Newark. Cory Campbell will officiate.
Edna, age 81, of Newark, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Price Road Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 15, 1936, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late Ernest J. and Ethel Mae (Carlisle) Fouts.
Surviving are her daughters, Sandra Brockway, Mary Hood, Shelly (Brian) Brothers; sons Scott Brown, Timothy Brockway; grandchildren, James, Danny, Cowan, Abigail, Logan and Ryan; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Carney (Dennis) and one brother, Lawrence Fouts. She was preceded in death by one son, James Eugene Brockway;
her brother, James and two sisters, Marcella and Gladys.
Memorial contributions may be made to the A.S.P.C.A. or the Alzheimer’s Association.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Melanie Maxine Waterman of Newark, OH, May 27, 1970 – October 9, 2017

Melanie Maxine Waterman, 47, of Newark, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home. She was born May 27, 1970 in LaPeer, Michigan to Gary Kuck and Mona Kuck Cruz

Melanie loved her children. The highlight of her day was getting to call them and catch up on how their day was. 

She is survived by three children; son, Shayne Waterman; daughter, Lindsey Waterman; and son, Zachery Waterman; two brothers, Mike and Dane Barker; her mother, Mona Cruz; and close friend, Becky.

She was preceded in death by her father.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Melanie’s home health aide, Kelee.

Family will receive friends Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4-5PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, OH where a memorial service will follow at 5:00PM with Pastor Paul Reimer officiating.

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

Heather Renee Sherman of Utica, Ohio, February 12, 1972 – October 8, 2017

                                      Heather Renee Sherman

 

A funeral service for Heather Renee Sherman, 45, of Utica, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hills Baptist Church, with Pastor Tom Pound officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Heather passed away October 8, 2017, at her residence.  She was born February 12, 1972, in Newark to Thomas Richard and Norma Ruth (Burrier) Dawson.

Heather was a member of Spring Hills Baptist Church, where she enjoyed playing keyboard with the praise team.  She was loved by everyone she met; loving wife, mother, nana, daughter, sister, and friend.  She was known for being fearless and having a bright and compassionate spirit. 

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Vincent Dean Sherman; children, Dustin (Zach Swinehart) Sherman of Columbus; Allegra (Joshua Taylor) Sherman of Utica, Amber (Colton Pelton) Sherman of Danville, and Luke Sherman of Utica; sister, Lisa (Patrick) Stalling of Salem, and grandchildren, Jayden, Hayden, Wyatt, and Gracelynn.

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

 

Sandra Jo Lanfranc of Newark, OH, May 26, 1946 – October 4, 2017

A celebration of life for Sandra J. Lanfranc will be held from 12:30pm-4:30pm on Sunday, October, 22, 2017 at The Grove by the River, 840 Hollander St, Newark, OH 43055.

Sandy, age 71, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was born on May 26, 1946 to the late Bill and Drucilla (Kemp) Tucker in Newark, OH.

Sandy is survived by her daughter, Delena Mills; grandson, Gregory McCualsky (Sandy’s favorite person in the world); great granddaughter, Tamia McCualsky; siblings, Bobbi (Don) Kellett, and Judi (Jack) Mooney; half-brother, Tim (Cathy) Jackson; nieces and nephews, Sara (Randy) Schaffer, Sonny (Linda) Burchard, Penny (Greg) Bickle, Bret (Karen) Mooney, and Heather Smith; several great nieces and nephews; first husband, Larry Fifield; and her partner in crime, Buddy.

In addition to her parents, Sandy is also preceded in death by her second husband, Bobby Lanfranc, and daughter, Shaliss Dawn Fifield.

Sandy was a strong independent woman, who loved to cook and spend time with her family. She also enjoyed playing cards and being outdoors.

Sandy worked as a bartender at various establishments around Newark, before getting a job a Golf Works, where she eventually retired.

Memorial donations can be made to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr, Columbus, OH 43214.

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