Monthly Archives: October 2017

Freda F Maines of Clearfield, KY, June 1, 1917 – October 28, 2017

A funeral service for Freda F. Maines will be held at 11am on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Burial will be held at Newark Memorial Gardens, following the service. Family will greet friends from 5-7pm at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Freda, age 100, from Clearfield, KY, passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was born on June 1, 1917 in Crooksville, OH to the late John and Addie (Dunn) Newlon.

Freda spent her life in service to her Lord and taking care of her family, whom she loved dearly. She lived a full and blessed life.

Freda is survived by her sons, Walter, Jr. (Ginny) Maines, of Newark, Robert L. Maines, of Clearfield, KY, Dan (Margaret Athey) Maines, Ronald (Kathy) Maines, Keith (Linda) Maines, and David (Mindy) Maines all of Newark. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Freda is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Walter, Sr., infant son, Larry Maines, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Maines.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

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

William “Bill” A. Spray of Newark, Ohio, November 22, 1947 – October 29, 2017

                                         William “Bill” A. Spray

 

A funeral service for William “Bill” A. Spray, 69, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Chaplain Tim Patton officiating.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. 
Bill passed away October 29, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center.  He was born November 22, 1947, in Newark, to the late Earl A. and Helen R. (Winefordner) Spray.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia E. (Esworthy) Spray; children Andrew (Bethany) Spray of Newark and Ryan (Carrie) Spray of Sharon, MA; grandchildren, Brycn, Aidyn, Airyn, and Grayson, and sisters, Sherry Grainger of Lacrosse, WI, and Nancy (Jeff) Dickerson of Warsaw, IN.

Bill was a 1966 graduate of Licking Valley High School and a 1967 graduate of Andrews Barber College in Columbus.  He was an U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran serving from 1968 to 1969.  He was co-owner and barber of “The Shear Shop” for almost 50 years.  He was an avid car collector and enjoyed going to car shows.
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Carroll Huffer of Newark, OH, November 1, 1941 – October 26, 2017

Carroll Huffer, 75, of Newark, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 1, 1941 in Derby, Oh to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Funk) Huffer.

Carroll was a member of the Newark Eagles Aerie 387. He enjoyed watching Scoobie Doo and collecting die cast cars and trucks. He was a car fanatic.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diana; three daughters, Laurene (Brian) Gartin of Chillicothe, Carol Sue Huffer of Chillicothe, and Theresa (Gene) Sparks of Rhome, TX; two sons, David Huffer of Chillicothe and Matthew Huffer of Weatherford, TX; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.

No funeral services will be held at this time.

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

David L. Shaw of Newark, Ohio, December 13, 1951 – March 28, 2016

A Memorial Graveside Service for David L. Shaw will be held at Newark Memorial Gardens at 10am, on Friday, November 3, 2017. David Myers will officiate.
David, 64, of Newark, passed away March 28, 2016. He was born December 13, 1951, in Mount Vernon, a son of the late Charles L. and B. Marie (Dwiggins) Shaw. He had retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass and was a member of the Newark Eagles and the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his sisters and brother, Patty Higgins (John) of Mechanicville, New York, Nancy Swingley (Denny) of Thornville, Sue Breece of Thornville, Karon Starner of Lake Alfred, Florida, Peggy (Ugly) Mills of Thornville, Leona (Teenie) Fornataro (John) of Newark, Dickie Shaw (Gabi) Bittenfeld, Germany; several nieces and nephews and a special friend Alan King.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, David L. Shaw, Jr. and Sean Shaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

Tina Marie (Grundy) Lanham of Newark, Ohio , December 12, 1964 – October 24, 2017

                                    Tina Marie (Grundy) Lanham

 

A memorial service for Tina Marie (Grundy) Lanham, 52, of Newark, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Wilson and her uncle Ron Flanagan officiating. 

Tina passed away October 24, 2017, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.  She was born December 12, 1964, in Newark, to Pamela M. (Collins) Grundy and the late Jack E. Grundy (1/14/2017).

Tina was a 1982 graduate of Licking Valley and attended the Old Country Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Joseph Lanham of Newark; daughter, RäChele (Ted) Selzer of Lancaster; brother, Carl Grundy of Nashport; sister, Lisa (Mark) Swartz of Nashport; grandchildren, Aaralynn and Kieran, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ivan and Grace Collins; paternal grandparents, Albert and Ella Smith, and her grandson, Phelan Selzer (11/26/2005).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

Jeffrey L. Coon of Newark, OH, January 12, 1956 – October 21, 2017

A funeral service for Jeffrey L. Coon will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11am at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 Newark, OH 43055. Services will be officiated by Pastor Wally McLaughlin and burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens. Family will greet friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the funeral home.

Jeff, age 61, of Newark, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was born on January 12, 1956 in Newark, OH to Charles and Betty (Seel) Coon.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kim (Clark) Coon. He also leaves behind his children, Shawn (Katie) Coon, Dustin (Tonya) Coon, and Shannon (Tyler) Blacksten; 4 grandchildren, Porter, Jakob, Piper, and Mason; sisters, Jackie (Mark Huggins) Mason, Vickie (Bob) Marshall, and Debbie (Mike) Hostasa; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jeff worked at Holophane for 31 years. One of Jeff’s favorite hobbies was to play Santa. Jeff brought joy to countless families for over 40 years and helped make the holidays magical.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.

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

Mary E. “Betty” Livingston Holler of Heath, Ohio, January 10, 1937 – October 21, 2017

A Celebration of Life Service for Mary “Betty” Livingston Holler will be held at 10am, on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Heath Church of Christ, 1331 Chapel Way, in Heath. Dave Mason will officiate. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call from 6pm-8pm, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in the Fireside Room at the church. No visitation will be observed on Wednesday.
Mrs. Holler, age 80, of Heath, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Chapel Grove Inn. She was born January 10, 1937, In Newark, a daughter of the late Omie Kenneth and Beatrice (Smith) Hanby. A graduate of Granville High School, she had made Heath her home for most of her life. First employed at Kaiser Aluminum, she retired as a buyer at the Newark Air Force Base. She loved outdoor activities with her family, roller skating, motorcycling and camping in 48 states. Her home, yard and tending to her flowers were an important part of her life. She was especially interested in genealogical research.
A woman of strong Christian faith, she was devoted to her family and a member of the Heath Church of Christ. Her grandchildren will remember the many games of cards and ping pong with their grandmother. She was very patriotic and proud of her country; a devotion she maintained following the death of her son, Senior Airman David L. Livingston, USAF, in service to his country, on September 19, 1980.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Marcia Kuyper (Tim), Mary Ann Dennis (the late Steven); her beloved grandchildren, Michele Scott (Jarrod), Mindy Dennis, Scott (Robyn) Dennis, Madison Kuyper, McKenzie Kuyper, Trey Kuyper; her great-grandchildren, Michael and David Dennis, Isaac and Isaiah Capell, Kylee, Emma and Olivia Scott; her brother Richard Hanby of Baltimore, Maryland and nephew Mitchell Hanby (Kerry). She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Holler and her son David.
The family extends a special thank you to Mrs. Holler’s many friends at the Heath Church of Christ for their many kindness’s and to Hospice of Central Ohio for the compassionate care shown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heath Church of Christ or Hospice of Central Ohio.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

David E. Watkins of Utica, OH, February 6, 1947 – October 18, 2017

DAVID E. WATKINS

 

A funeral service for David E. Watkins will be held at 10am, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Alan Pratt will officiate. Family and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, on Monday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21stStreet.

 

David, 70, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in Columbus. He was born February 6, 1947, in Houston, Texas, a son of the late Edmund S. and Bobby (Caraway) Watkins. For many years, he was a self-employed floor covering installer. He was a member of the Utica Church of Christ, had been a Boy Scout Scout Master with Troop 28 in Utica and served in the Ohio National Guard.

 

Surviving are his wife, with whom he would celebrated 50 years of marriage on November 11th, Marianne (Burwell) Watkins; three children, Jim (Kelley) Watkins, Tracie (Aaron) Zimmer, Rob (Angie) Watkins; grandchildren, Megan, Mason, Lucas, Alex, Chris, Savannah, Kaylee, Nyah; his brother Richard (Sharon) Watkins; sister Connie Wardlow and several nieces and nephews.

 

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

Joseph R. Gosney, Jr. of Newark, Ohio, January 26, 1950 – October 18, 2017

Joseph R. Gosney Jr., age 67, of Newark, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Joe was born on January 26, 1950, to the late Joseph Sr. and Olga (Hacola) Gosney in Buffalo, New York.
After growing up in Buffalo, Joe attended Ohio Northern University and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering 1962. In 1963 he went on to the University of Florida to earn a master’s degree and begin a lifelong obsession with the Gators.
Joe married Carolyn (Lienert) Gosney on April 2, 1977. They moved to Newark, Ohio in 1981, and stayed there for the rest of their lives, raising their children and becoming active in the community. Joe loved sports and volunteered to coach both of his children in just about anything as they grew up, and the three shared a lifelong love of baseball. He enjoyed travelling, especially family road trips, and loved to vacation at any beach, where he would happily bob in the ocean for hours on end.
As his children grew up, Joe would travel the country with his daughter in search of colleges and grad schools, and take countless road trips to watch his son umpire professional baseball games. When his children married, he welcomed both his son- and daughter-in-law to the family with open arms, and considered them his kids, too.
In recent years he spent much of his free time visiting his children and grandson in Seattle, Washington and Lakeland, Florida. He found a sense of joy in his later years, and could often be found participating in Masonic Lodge events, attending concerts, taking long walks with his dog, and spending time with friends.
Joe is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Timothy Borrelli; his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson, Jeffrey, Melissa, and Carter Gosney; and his faithful cocker spaniel, Shadow. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 10:00am at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21stStreet, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Monday and from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Buffalo, NY, on Wednesday, October 25.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joe and Shadow’s names to the Licking Country Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, Ohio, 43056.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Shannon Lee Shaw of Newark, Ohio, March 21, 1977 – October 17, 2017

                            Shannon Lee Shaw

 

A funeral service for Shannon Lee Shaw, 40, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Pound officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Shannon, an application specialist for Polyworks, passed away October 17, 2017.  She was born March 21, 1977, in Newark, to Roger and Cindy (Schwab) Shaw.

Shannon was a 1995 graduate of Newark High School and attended COTC/OSU Newark.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Douglas Wayne Diggins, Jr.; children, Clayton Shaw, Jordan Shaw, and Wyatt Diggins all of Newark; sister, Mindy Seevers of Frazeysburg; nieces, Mariah and Alyssa Seevers both of Frazeysburg, and numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Vivian Shaw and her maternal grandparents, Gordan and Thelma Schwab.

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