Daily Archives: November 21, 2017

Gatha Faye Weber of Heath, OH, January 18, 1946 – November 19, 2017

A funeral service for Gatha Faye Weber will be held at 1pm on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Service will be officiated by Pastor Rusty Fuller. Burial will follow the services at Fairmont Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 3-7pm on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the funeral home.

Gatha, age 71, of Heath, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1946 to the late Raymond and Freda (Lockard) Thorpe in Williamson, WV.

Gatha worked as a waitress for 35 years at Armando/Butch’s Italian Restaurant. She was a very selfless and giving person. More than anything, she loved her family.

Gatha is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ralph Weber. She also leaves behind her children, Kimberly Weber, Terry Weber, and Shelley (Jeremy) Himes; grandchildren, Brandon (Sherri Davis) Perdue, Dustin (Tina) Weber, Chris Weber, Ashley (Kaz) Bailey, and Steven (Cortney) Dudley; great grandchildren, Kennedi, Lyla, Zoe, Millie Faye, Daejha, Amani, and Kidany; siblings, Brenda (Harry) Jeffery and Tim (Doneta) Thorpe. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Gatha is preceded in death by her brothers, Danny, Bobby, Donny, and Ronnie Thorpe.

Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Debra J. Barrett of Newark, Ohio, May 22, 1955 – November 20, 2017

Debra Barrett passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on November 20, 2017.
Born on May 22, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Bruce Canning and Bette Piper (Hoskinson).
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Mark Barrett; daughters, Rebecca (Ryan) Vantu of Newark, and Emma Woodward of Washington, D.C.; her sister, Linda (Chris) Holmes of Minneapolis, Minnesota; her brother, David (Maria) Canning, of Murray, Kentucky; and the true loves of her life, her grandchildren, Brady and Baylee Vantu.
She is preceded in death by her father, Bruce Canning of Worksop, England; her mother, Bette Piper (Hoskinson) of Newark; and her brother, Michael Canning of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.
Debra led a life of service. First, as an elementary school teacher for many years, and later, as a nurse. But, for as rewarding as her career was, that’s not how she would want to be remembered. Rather, she would want to be remembered for what she considered to be her greatest accomplishments: her children and her grandchildren.
In her last years, Debra faced many health-related challenges. She approached each with courage, poise, and an unrelenting refusal to ever give up.
May we all live our lives with the same fighting spirit with which she lived hers.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5pm, on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Wally McLaughlin will officiate. Family and friends may call from 4pm until the 5pm service time, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Floral tributes are welcome, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.