Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Elizabeth “Penny” C. Van Horn of Newark, OH, May 8, 1924 – April 2, 2017

A memorial service will be held for Elizabeth “Penny” Van Horn 10am on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 88 North Fifth Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends following the service.


Elizabeth died peacefully at SharonBrooke in Newark, OH on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born on May 8, 1924 in Dayton, OH to the late Irving and Thelma (Moore) Van Horn. Elizabeth was reared in Montgomery County, OH.


In 1942, Elizabeth graduated from Stivers High School in Dayton, OH. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, a Master of Science Degree from Wellesley College, and a Ph. D. from Ohio State University.


Elizabeth’s teaching carrier began in Winnetka, IL at New Trier Township High School. After teaching for a total of 36 years, with 30 years at Denison University, she retired in 1983.


Serving as Denison’s first Women’s Athletic Director from 1972 to 1983, Elizabeth started and coached women’s intercollegiate basketball, bowling, and tennis teams during the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s. She also coached the Denison University Women’s Swim Team from 1971 to 1974. During her stint as tennis coach, Elizabeth’s teams won several state championships and earned national rankings in the top 10. In 1972, she coached Denison Hall of Famer, Steffie Wright to the state championship. Elizabeth held the position of Professor of Physical Education during all of her years at Denison. She also established Committee W (status of women) of Denison’s American Association of University Professors. She was inducted into the Denison University Hall of Fame in 1999.


She was a member of the National Honor Society for Women in Education, the Cradle of Coaches at Miami University, the Ohio College Association, the Newark Chapter of Business Professional Women, and the First United Methodist Church of Newark.


In retirement, Elizabeth spend time living in Florida and Ohio. While in Florida, she served the Clearwater Morton Plant Hospital as a volunteer chaplain. One thing that was unusual about Elizabeth, is that she was never without a “project.” The variety of these seemed endless, though watercolor painting, traveling, and reading were significant pleasures.


In addition to her parents, Elizabeth is preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Irvin Van Horn.


Survivors include a special friend, Marjorie K. Andrews, formerly of Newark, OH, Maderia Beach, FL, and presently Longwood, FL. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Jean Meyer, Osage City, KS; a brother, Edwin Martin Van Horn, Topeka, KS; five nieces, and three nephews.


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

Charline Ann Braden of Newark, OH, September 18, 1928 – April 5, 2017

A funeral service for Charline Ann Braden will be held at 10am on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH, 43055. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Family will greet friends from 2-5pm on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the funeral home.

Charline, age 88, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. She was born on September 18, 1928 to the late Harold E. and Mildred V. (George) Wood in Newark, OH.

Charline is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Charles Braden. She also leaves behind her children, Joyce (Chris) Williams, Susan (Dave) Williams, and Rita (John) Vermaaten; 6 grandchildren, April, Matthew, Ben, Daniel, Felicia, and Lauren; 8 great grandchildren; and sister, Velma M. McClain.

In addition to her parents, Charline is preceded in death by her siblings, George E. Wood, Harold E. Wood, Irene Presley, and Sue Adams.

Charline was a life time member of Heath United Methodist Church. She loved her family and will be dearly missed.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 480, Newark, OH 43058.


To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.bruckerkishlerfuneralhome.com.

Shirley A Baker of Newark, Ohio, July 28, 1946 – April 5, 2017

Funeral service for Shirley A. Baker will take place 6:00 P.M. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N 21st Street, Newark.  The family will receive friends and acquaintances beginning at 4:00 P.M. Monday.

Mrs. Baker, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  She was born July 28, 1946 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to parents Charles and Irene (Boyd) Looker.  Shirley spent 22 years in the nursing profession.  Above all she was a dedicated member and servant of her Lord and Savior while a member of Second Baptist Church.

Shirley is survived by her brothers and sister Charles (Carol) Looker Jr., Jim Looker, Tom (Vickie) Looker, Ron (Patty) Looker, Debbie (Wayne) Raines, John (Betty) Looker and Bob (Pam) Looker.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews including great niece and nephew Bethanie and Sebastian Deer; many friends including special friend Bill Rine and numerous church family members.

In addition to her parents; her husband Ronnie Baker preceded Shirley in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Shirley’s name to the Second Baptist Church, 19 W. National Drive, Newark, OH 43055 is suggested by the family.


Online condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Charles E. White of Newark, Ohio, May 30, 1940 – April 5, 2017

A memorial service for Charles E. “Chuck” White will be held 1:30 P.M. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church, 10 N. Cedar Street, Newark.  The family will receive friends and acquaintances beginning at 1:00 P.M.

Mr. White, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  He was born May 30, 1940 in Newark, Ohio to parents Robert and Ruth (Shriner) White.  He married Betsy Frye White on September 23, 1960.  Together they raised three children.  Mr. White was a retired press operator with Roper.  He was an accomplished professional and recreational scuba diver and taught scuba diving at Denison University.  With his knowledge of scuba diving he also was a member of the Licking County Sheriff‘s Rescue and Recovery Team and past-President of the Poseidon Club.  After retirement he also worked at the Licking County Y.M.C.A.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betsy” White; children Joseph E. (Lynda) White of Newark, Ellen A. (Matt) Dawson of Newark and Shelley C. (Thomas) Sturm of Newark; grandchildren Joe, Tony, Kevin, Kim, Zach, Allie, Sara and Wil; his brothers Johnny and Bobby White as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, his brother Billy White and sister Nancy Mahan preceded Charles in death.


Online condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.