Daily Archives: July 31, 2017

Dorothy Swartz of Newark, OH, February 14, 1923 – July 30, 2017

Dorothy Deck Swartz, 94, of Newark, Ohio died peacefully in her sleep on July 30, 2017 at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born February 14, 1923 in Newark, she is predeceased by her parents, Earl C. and Bernice Walcott Deck, brother, James E. Deck of Martin, Tennessee, and her late husband of 70 years, Murrel “Lefty” Swartz.

Dorothy graduated from Newark High School in 1941 and attended the Newark College of Commerce.  She began her professional career working at the Newark Telephone Company.   Later she was a small business owner working from home, raising her family, and supporting the active civic life of her husband.   She was a member of First United Methodist Church her entire life where she volunteered in various capacities – teaching in the cradle roll class, delivering flowers to shut-ins, preparing communion, and founding a prayer shawl ministry.  Hospice was also an important party of Dorothy’s life.  She was one of nine volunteers who established hospice care in Licking County in the early 1980’s.  She volunteered with Hospice of Central Ohio for 27 years, receiving the Kathleen M. Brown Leadership Award, and was last active as a “Tuesday Lady.”

In her free time, Dorothy was a talented knitter creating hundreds of afghans, sweaters, and mittens for her family and friends as well as prayer shawls, sweaters, and preemie hats and booties for various church ministries.  Living in the same neighborhood on Woodlawn Avenue for 60 years, Dorothy was considered family by many neighbors and their children.  When she became confined to her home, Dorothy was befriended by several people who also became important friends.  Dorothy’s proudest accomplishment was her family.  She formed a unique bond with each child, grandchild, and great grandchild by listening, supporting, and making each one feel special.  She was a cherished “Grammy.”

Survivors include son Jeffrey (Betty) Swartz of Newark; daughters Julia (Tim) Loughman of Newark and Elaine (Marc) Ayle of Westerville; six grandchildren, Trixie (Eric) Hubbell, Melanie (Adam) Voris, Janelle (Brian) Gant, Jonathan Loughman, Tanner Ayle, Kiley Ayle; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the kind caregivers at on the Rehab Unit at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and to Generations Hospice for their compassionate care.

The family will receive friends from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, Ohio 43055.  Funeral services will be held at 10am at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Clark officiating.  Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or First United Methodist Church, PO Box 729, Newark, Ohio 43058.  To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Delores Mae (Barker) Pancake of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, March 3, 1941 – July 29, 2017

Delores M. Pancake, 76, of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her home. She was born March 3, 1941, in Ashland, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Garland and Audrey (Clark) Barker.
Surviving are her daughter Lisa Craig Starnes; son Tim (Robin) Paton; her grandchildren, Rikki (Kenneth) Keaton, Tyler (Molly) Barnett, Timothy, Thomas and Brian Paton; four great-grandchildren; sisters Patsy (Buck) Crank, Thelma Hensley, Janice Henry and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill Pancake and a brother Bobby Barker.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Gordon Byron Cullison of Newark, Ohio, June 4, 1932 – July 30, 2017

A Memorial Service for Gordon Byron Cullison will be held at 1:30PM, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Mausoleum Chapel of Newark Memorial Gardens. Mr. Cullison, 85, of Newark, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was born June 4, 1932, in Newark, a son of the late Paul and Nellie (Teagarden) Cullison.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Air Force. For many years he worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas in Newark. He and his wife were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and he was a member of American Legion Post #85.
Surviving are his wife, Betty L. (Holdren) Cullison; step sons, Gary (Linda) Cunningham of Shelton, Washington and Michael (Kimberly) Cunningham of Newark, who provided special devotion and care; grandchildren Justin (Jill) Cullison, Shane O’Reilly, Tiffany Cullison; great-grandchildren Ivan Byron Cullison-Hedges, special great grandson Gene Toth; his sister Lillian Cullison of Newark and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Raymond Cullison; his brothers, Paul, Quinton and Jack Cullison and his sister Carol Cunningham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Mary L. Jacks of Newark, Ohio, October 27, 1923 – July 30, 2017

                                              Mary L. Jacks


     A funeral service for Mary L. Jacks, 93, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Gene Waters officiating.  A private burial will be held in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.  
     Mary, a homemaker, passed away July 30, 2017, at Mt. Carmel East.  She was born October 27, 1923, in New Lebanon, Ohio, to the late Walter F. And Treva N. (Gisewite) Bowser. 
     Mary was of Apostolic Faith.  She enjoyed embroidery and reading, and loved word seek puzzles.  She was a collector of miniature birds, swans, and shoes. 
     She is survived by her son Robert A. Jacks, Jr. of Newark; daughter, Janet I. (Raymond) North of St. Louisville; sister, Helen Shuff of Brookville;  grandchildren, Daniel (Autumn) Esterline, Derek (Deb) Esterline, Brian (Denise) Jacks of Newark, Michael (Heather) North, and Krista (Jim) Miller, and fourteen great-grandchildren. 
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Jacks, Sr.; daughter, Geraldine K. Esterline; brothers, Lawrence and Herman; sister, Evelyn; grandsons, David and Nicholas, and daughter-in-law, Sue L. Jacks.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mount Carmel East Hospice. 
     To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.