Monthly Archives: September 2017

Carole Ann Nethers of Newark, OH, September 30, 1947 – September 28, 2017

A funeral service for Carole Ann Nethers will be held at 10am on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, OH 43055 with Jeff Hawkins officiating. Family will greet friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery following the service.

Carole, age 69, of Newark, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was born on September 30, 1947 to the late Alfred J. and Virginia F. (Crase) Miller in Newark, OH.

Carole is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Larry Nethers. She also leaves behind her children, Holly (Duane) Hindel and Jason (Darcy) Nethers; 3 grandchildren, Brandon Hindel, Eric Nethers, and Emily Nethers; and sisters, Patricia (Don) Lang, Shelia (David) Garner, and Deanna (Michael) Haberthur.

In addition to her parents, Carole is preceded in death by her brothers, Jim Miller and Wayne Miller.

Carole loved camping with her family, her three grandchildren were the light of her life, and she loved to help with the youth at church in any way she could.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Licking Valley Church of Christ Youth Fund, 1578 Dayton Rd NE, Newark, OH 43055.

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

Richard Lee “Dick” Maharg of Newark, OH, January 28, 1950 – September 24, 2017

A funeral service for Richard Lee “Dick” Maharg, will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Rocky Fork Cemetery where the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance will provide military honors.

Dick, age 67, of Newark, passed away at his home. He was born on January 28, 1950 to the late Ernest C. and Mildred E. (Ford) Maharg in Newark, OH.

Dick is survived by his siblings, Yvonne Weaver, Char (Wesley) Newcomb, Carol Cullison, Jim (Mary) Maharg, and Paula Hood; nieces and nephews, JR, RJ, Bobby, Robin, and Lee Allen. He also leaves behind many great nieces and nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance, PO Box 854, Newark, OH 43058-0854.

In addition to his parents, Dick is preceded in death by his brother Robert Allen Maharg.

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

Janet Mary Hamer of Newark, Ohio, January 6, 1920 – September 28, 2017

A Graveside Funeral Service for Janet Mary Hamer will be held at 11am, on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newark.  The Reverend Kevin Beesley will officiate. Family and friends may call from 1pm to 4pm, on Sunday, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark.

Janet, of Newark, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at her home. She was born January 6, 1920, in Newark, daughter of the late Burrel H. and Ethel (Eyssen) Ruffner. She was a 1938 graduate of Newark High School and attended Office Training School in Columbus. In March 1999, she retired from the Licking County Engineer’s Office after 31 years as the Administrative Secretary to the Engineer. Prior to working in the Engineers Office, she had been employed in the Licking County Commissioners Office for three years. For many years she was an election judge for the Licking County Board of Elections. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newark and also a 60 year member of Licking Chapter #551, O.E.S. Over the years, she loved working in her flower gardens, traveling with her sister and picking apples. She enjoyed her friends and neighbors and treasured her dogs and beloved cat “Abby” very much.

Surviving are her son, Gary K. Hamer and his wife Sara, who reside in Columbia, Maryland; her sister Mildred Evans of Newark and niece Lynnette Evans of Exton, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her sister Ruth Wells.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, Ohio 43056.

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

Jack Wilson of Newark, Ohio, June 14, 1929 – September 25, 2017

Jack, a longtime resident of Newark, passed away September 25, 2017, at Sunrise of Worthington. He was born June 14, 1929, in Nelsonville, OH, to the late John Walter and Mary Carpenter Wilson.
Jack graduated from University High School in Columbus and received his B.S. in Education from The Ohio State University in 1952. He was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean War Era. Jack was an American History teacher and a football coach in small towns throughout Ohio. During his career, he taught and coached in Johnstown, Mt. Vernon, Sandusky, Upper Sandusky, Northridge, Heath, and Newark. He also was an assistant football coach at Denison University for several years. He retired from Newark City Schools in 1985. Jack also served as a scout for football recruits under Earle Bruce at The Ohio State University.
Jack loved nature and being outdoors, serving as a longtime volunteer at Highbanks Columbus Metro Park. He also volunteered for many years at Centenary Methodist Church, running the sound system during Sunday services. Jack was a student of American History and had a particular interest in Civil War history. Jack and his wife, Aubrey, enjoyed exploring the small towns where they lived by attending community festivals, reunions, and many high school and OSU football games. Jack was a great story teller, many of them were even true.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Aubrey Fisher Wilson, and sister, Mary Wilson Rudin. He is survived by his nieces and nephew: Caryl Jean (Gary Cowan) Rudin of Columbus; Charles Phillip (Carol White) Rudin of West Palm Beach,FL; Cheryl Rudin of Columbus; and Cindy (Cory) Gratz of Mt. Vernon; as well as grand nephew, Paul (Mercedes) Rudin of FL; grand niece, Valerie (Brian) Roushey of GA, and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. Jack also will be missed by many friends, neighbors, former students and football players.
The family would like to thank his caregivers at Sunrise of Worthington and Heartland Hospice for their knowledge, support, and loving care for their Uncle Jack.
A funeral service for Jack Wilson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 2nd at Centenary Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway, Granville, OH. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1st at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, OH. A private burial will be held at Union Cemetery in Columbus, OH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Highbanks Columbus Metro Park, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035, or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Rosalie Eileen Kelley of Newark, OH, November 5, 1932 – September 25, 2017

Rosalie Eileen Kelley, age 84, of Newark, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. She was born on November 5, 1932, at home in Newark, Ohio, to the late Carl and Vera (Rambo) Smith. Preceding her in death were her husband, Carl Robert “Bob” Kelley in 2001, her parents, and her sister, Darlene Spring.

Rosalie is survived by her children, Carla (Richard) Swinehart, Melony (Dale) Myers, Randy (Diane) Kelley, and Aimee (Timothy) Slone; grandchildren, Nicole (Larry) Walker, Nathan (Toni) Swinehart, Chris (Lacey) Myers, Kevin (Jamie) Myers, Jeremy (Jaclyn) Kelley, Brandy Kelley, Killian Slone, and Ashanti Slone; 12 great grandchildren, and one great grandson; her brother, Jerry (Barb) Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit from 11am-1pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. A funeral service will be held at 1pm at the funeral home on Thursday, with burial to follow at Wilson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter,
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or to a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bella Care Hospice and Price Rd Health and Rehab Center for their loving and tender care of our mother through her illness.

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

Peggy Lees of Heath, Ohio, March 11, 1953 – September 24, 2017

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Peggy Lees will be held at 1:30pm, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Heath Church of Christ, 1331 Chapel Way, in Heath. David Linn will officiate.
Peggy, age 64, of Heath, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark, after courageously battling cancer at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus the last two and half months. She was born March 11, 1953, in Newark, a daughter of the late Paul and Phyllis (Jones) Pickrell. She was a member of the Heath Church of Christ.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jason (Andrea) Goodin, Julie Goodin (James)-King, Benjamin Lees and fiancé Feresta Scott; her grandchildren Marshall Goodin, Michael Goodin, Kobe Goodin, Kaia Goodin, Adrianna Lees, Eli Lees, Trinity Lees and Jadelynn Runyon-Lees (deceased); a great-grandson Drake Goodin; her brothers and sister, Jerry (Elaine) Pickrell, Jeffrey (Lisa) Pickrell, Paula (Brett) Richards; a special friend Jeff Thompson; several nieces and nephews and many family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made at http://gofundme.com/Peggy-Lees-funeral-expenses.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Angela Marie Priest of Newark, Ohio, April 7, 1968 – September 17, 2017

                                            Angela Marie Priest

A funeral service for Angela Marie Priest, 49, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.  Inurnment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.
Angela passed away September 17, 2017, at her residence.  She was born April 7, 1968, in Newark, to the late Robert R. and Sue Ann (Graf) Meadows.
She attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Jay Edward Priest; son, Justin Priest of Columbus; brothers, Kevin (Kirsta) Meadows of N.C. and Chris (Diane) Meadows of Powell; nephews, Michael and Nic Meadows, and niece, Bethany Meadows. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Benjamin Meadows. 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. 
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com. 

Paul Frederick Stevens of Newark, OH, October 27, 1945 – September 17, 2017

A graveside service will be held for Paul Frederick “Butch” Stevens at 1pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery, 350 E Maple St, Granville, OH 43023. Military honors will be provided by the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance.

Paul, age 71, of Newark, passed away at his home. He was born to the late Paul Bernard Stevens and Mildred Eileen (Stotts) Stevens on October 27, 1945 in Newark, OH.

Paul graduated from Newark High School in 1965, where he was a member of the marching band. He then joined the US Navy and proudly served his country from 1965-1969. After his time in the Navy he married his first wife, Roberta (Blackstone) Stevens, who blessed him with 3 children, Ralph Allen Stevens, Paul J. Stevens, and Julianna Stevens. In 1976, Paul married Debra Kerns and had 2 more children, Diana (Johnnie) Null, and Barbara J Nethers.

Over the years, Paul worked for the Village of Granville, Yellow Cab, Croton Egg Farm, Newark Fire department, JC Penny, and Midland Garage. He enjoyed football, the weather, and roses. 

In addition to his children, Paul also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, cousins and friends. 

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, and wives, Roberta and Debra.

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

Anita (McDonald) Adkins of Newark, Ohio, August 27, 1958 – September 17, 2017

                                                  Anita (McDonald) Adkins

A funeral service for Anita (McDonald)  Adkins, 59, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday  at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. 
Anita passed away September 17, 2017, at her residence.  She was born August 27, 1958, in Logan, WV,  to Marion and Nina (Saunders) McDonald.
She was a 1976 graduate of Utica High School, and a 1994 graduate COTC.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, James Adkins, Jason Adkins, and Jared (Tina) Adkins all of Newark; brother, Terry (Kim) McDonald of Baton Rouge; sister, Tabatha (Ken) Johnson of Newark; grandchildren, Tristan, Emily, and Luke Adkins, and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Louis Adkins. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Anita to Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, to help with funeral expenses. 
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.  

Lois Jane Peck of Newark, OH, August 3, 1935 – September 16, 2017

A funeral service for Lois Jane Peck will be held at 11am on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055, with Pastor Joe Grubbs officiating. Family will greet friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the funeral home. Lois will be laid to rest at Newark Memorial Gardens.

Lois, age 82, of Newark, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. She was born on August 3, 1935 to the late Fredrick and Edna (Guisinger) Rognon in Zanesville, OH.

Lois was a strong believer of her Apostolic faith. She was a Sunday school teacher, helped with children’s ministries, and sang in the choir. Lois loved her family, and was always cooking or baking something to share with them.

Lois is survived by her sons, Steven (Joyce) Peck, David Peck, and Timothy Peck; grandchildren, Diana (Cody) Ragan, Michelle (Jason) Ziegler, Ryan Peck, and Tayden Peck; 5 great grandchildren; and sisters, Sally Sharkey and Delores Bennett.

In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Peck.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brucker Kishler Funeral Home to help the family with funeral costs.

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