Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jeffrey Allen King of Newark, Ohio, January 2, 1958 – January 27, 2018

A Memorial Service for Jeffrey Allen King will be held at 1:30pm, on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Bruce Hissong will officiate. The Licking County Veterans Alliance will present Military Funeral Honors at the funeral home.

He was born January 2, 1958, in Mount Vernon, a son of the late Eugene and Nora (Bevard) King.
He loved caring for and supporting his family, attending his children’s sporting and performing arts events. Jeff enjoyed being outdoors, sky diving and racing. Jeff served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and had worked at the Dow Chemical Licking River Film Center.
Surviving are his wife, Kimberly (Allbritain) King; his children, Tyler King, Taylor King and Trevor King and his beloved dog, “Noah”.
Following the Services a luncheon will be held in the Reception Room at the funeral home.
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Andy Clark of Newark, Ohio, March 20, 1994 – January 29, 2018

                                                  Andy Clark


A private family memorial service will be held for Andy Clark, 23, of Newark, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.  Andy passed away January 29, 2018.  He was born March 20, 1994, in Newark to Bruce Allen and Billie Rae (Bland) Clark.

Andy was loved by his family very much and will be missed more than he could ever know.  We will love you forever.  He enjoyed growing vegetables and cooking different kind of dishes.  He suffered from OCD for many years and didn’t see any way out.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Jay (Jennifer) Clark, sister, Corie Clark; maternal grandma, Velma Bland; paternal grandparents, Buddy and Nancy Clark; nephew, Nathan Clark; niece, Hannah Clark, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa John Bland and his cat Smitty.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Licking County Animal Shelter, 554 Dog Leg Rd., Heath, Ohio 43056.

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Leola “Lee” B. Brown of Newark, Ohio, July 20, 1925 – January 27, 2018

Leola “Lee” B. Brown, 92, of Newark, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Flint Ridge Care and Rehab. She was born July 20, 1925 in Temperanceville, OH to the late George and Emma (Ulrich) Gallagher.
Lee was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She volunteered for several years at The Main Place and served as Secretary of the Ohio Country Western Music Association.
She is survived by one daughter, Diana Factor of Groveport; two sons, David Brown of Collegeville, PA and Dan Brown of Newark; two grandchildren, Tracy (Tony) Gerardi and Brian (Beckie) Factor; five great grandchildren, Dominic, Gavin, Isaac, Zachary, and Jace; sister, Martha Terry; brother, Gerard Gallagher; and her beloved cat, Lilly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Paul Brown; two brothers, Joe and Wilfred Gallagher; two sisters, Pearl Reischman and Mary Starr; daughter-in-law, Joan Chermack Brown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Main Place, 112 S. 3rd St., Newark, OH 43055 or 740-345-6246.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 12:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Don Franks officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass from 11 am- 12 pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
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Margaret “Gerry” Geraldine Kelley of Heath, Ohio, August 8, 1932 – January 29, 2018

                                             Margaret Geraldine “Gerry” (Franks) Kelley
                                          August 8, 1932 – January 29, 2018

     A funeral service for Margaret Geraldine “Gerry” (Franks) Kelley, 85, of Heath, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Belt officiating.  Burial will follow in Lutheran Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.  
     Gerry passed away January 29, 2018, at Licking Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 8, 1932, in Newark, to the late Harlan and Florence M. (Cooperrider) Franks. 
     Gerry owned Kelley’s Flowers for 46 years before selling the shop to retire in 2003, and she was part owner of the former F & K Greenhouses.  She was a member of Newark Elks #391 Ladies Auxiliary and UCT Newark Council #274.  She attended Heath United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed her monthly Thursday euchre club. 
     She is survived by her daughter, Karen Kelley of Heath; son, Tim (Debbie) Kelley of Heath; granddaughters, Jessica Kelley of Los Angeles and Paige Kelley of Heath; brother, Richard Franks of Maryland, and many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Kelley, whom she married on October 2, 1955.
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Deborah C. Myers of Newark, Ohio, July 19, 1971 – January 28, 2017

Deborah C. Myers, 46, lost her battle with breast cancer on January 28, 2018. She was born in Logan, Ohio, on July 19th, 1971, to Loeta “Sue” and the late Robert Bownes. Debbie enjoyed volunteering in youth sports with her children and fishing with her husband. She will be remembered for her strong will, caring nature, willingness to help others and her kind heart.
Debbie fought hard every day to be here for her loved ones. She remained positive thru all she endured. In addition to her mother, she leaves behind her rock and soulmate, Rob; her daughters Ashley (Kyle) Retzlaff, Shailynn Myers; her sons Keith (Samantha) Goss, Garrett Myers; stepson Dalton Myers; her brothers Bryan (Bridgette) Bownes, Brent (Rebecca) Bownes and many nieces and nephews. She was especially proud of being “Mimi” to her grandchildren. Debbie will always be sadly missed by her loved ones and forever be in our hearts.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 1pm, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Cory Campbell will officiate. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4pm-8pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
In lieu for flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
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William F. Baughman of Newark, OH, August 21, 1935 – January 25, 2018

A funeral service for William F. Baughman will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055 with Pastor Brandon Moore to officiate. Burial will follow at Smith Chapel Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5-7pm on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the funeral home.

William, age 82, of Newark, passed away on January 25, 2018. He was born on August 21, 1935 in Zanesville, OH to the late William and Emma (Walker) Baughman.

William is survived by his children, Michael (Jolene) Baughman, Julie (Garry McDaniel) Baughman, and Steven (Lisa) Baughman; grandchildren, Timothy, Elizabeth (Josh), Slade, Logan (Marsha), Clayton, and Jacob (Jessica); sister, Jill (Ron) Stickdorn; and former wife and lifelong friend, Marjorie (Walter) Gemmell.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

William was an avid angler, and enjoyed being a member of the AMVETS, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and the NRA.

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Jordan David Humphrey of Newark, September 3, 1983 – January 22, 2018

Jordan David Humphrey, age 34 of Newark, died Monday, January 22, after succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on the third day of September in 1983, Jordan was the oldest of 8 sons, between both of his parents. While Jordan was faced with adversity throughout his life, he tried his hardest to never let that keep him from enjoying it as much as he possibly could. He often spent his time listening to rock music, playing Xbox, watching movies, playing with his nieces and nephews, going to church, and spending time with his brothers, also known as “The Brotherhood”.

Throughout his life, Jordan was resilient. Things didn’t come easy for him. Yet, his spirit always maintained. He was kind hearted, warm, and helpful; and while all of this is true, Jordan may have also been the most stubborn and strong willed person you ever had the pleasure of meeting. You may not have ever heard him speak your name, but you could always feel that you were close to his heart. Hugs and high fives were always something you could count on.

Jordan is survived by his mother and step-father, Sydney and Tracy Shepherd; his father and step-mother, Clay and Mala Humphrey; Maternal grandparents, Carol and Dave Fogle; Paternal grandparents, Mary Humphrey, Midge Shepherd, Alan (Kathy) Shepherd; Brothers Chase (Melissa), Cody (Samantha), Gavin, Garrett (Lissi), Calder, Joseph (Lauren), and Joshua (Kaitlin), his beloved nieces and nephews Zyler, Stella, Vada, and Cree, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clayton Humphrey.

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where the funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 AM With Pastor Josh Pennington officiating. Burial will follow the service in Hanover Cemetery.

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Margaret T. “Peggy” Boehm of Granville, Ohio, April 8, 1947 – January 23, 2018

Margaret T. “Peggy” Boehm


A Celebration of Life service for Margaret T. “Peggy” Boehm, 70, of Granville, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.  Peggy passed away January 23, 2018, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.  She was born April 8, 1947, in Savannah, GA, to the late Leo and Madeline (Evans) Robinson. 

Peggy retired from RADICO Inc. and was active at Middleton Independent Living.

She is survived by her children, Rick Boehm of Pataskala, Jeff (Shelley) Boehm of Johnstown, and Melissa (Andy) Taylor of Heath; sisters, Patty (Aaron) Story of Marysville and Linda (Michael) Boos of Grove City; grandchildren, Jim Boehm, Jake (Amanda) Boehm, Zoey Boehm, JayJay Boehm, Robby Taylor, Josh Taylor, Allie Taylor and Maggie Taylor; aunt, Anna Jean Baker of AZ, and many nieces and nephews.

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James Reed Penick of Newark, Ohio, May 10, 1941 – January 22, 2018

A funeral service for James Reed Penick will be held at 1pm, on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Nicki Curet, Mr. Penick’s cousin, will officiate. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call from 11am until the 1pm service time, on Friday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street. Immediately following the funeral home service, all are invited to Park Lanes Bowling Center, 701 Hopewell Drive in Heath, for food and reflections in tribute to Jim.
Mr. Penick, 76, of Newark, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. He was born May 10, 1941, in Portsmouth, Virginia, a son of the late Kenneth and Joy Alice (Mitchell) Penick. He was a 1959 graduate of Hebron High School and served in the US Naval Reserves for seven years, with two years of active duty in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He was the owner operator of Park Lanes Bowling Center in Heath for 37 years. He was there from 6am to 5pm, seven days a week.
Jim loved Park Lanes and his work with the ‘kids”. He was an Olympic Gold certified bowling coach and had taught many local children the sport of bowling. He was also active in and supportive of the high school bowling program.
Jim was a lifetime member of the Newark Eagles #387, a member of the Elks Lodge for 28, years, the American Legion for 26 years and a member of the South East Bowling Association. He was inducted into the Newark Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2005, for his outstanding achievements in the sport of bowling.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Phyllis (Wilson) Penick, one son, David (Sam) Penick, one grandson , Reed Penick and his special ‘boys’, Chester and K.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jack Penick.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or the Licking County Humane Society.

Jeffery Scott Rector of Newark, Ohio, July 19, 1953 – January 21, 2018

Jeffery Scott Rector, 64, of Newark, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born July 19, 1953 in Newark to the late Lawford Rector and Wilda (Bodkin) Barber.
Jeff served our country in the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam. He enjoyed bluegrass music and building model military style aircrafts, but he loved spending time with his grandchildren the most and he was very proud of them.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Rector; son, William Rector of Newark; daughter, Cara G. (Jamie) Branson of Centerburg; five grandchildren, Kayleah Rector, Anastasia Myers, Nyciah Rector, Ethan Branson, and Liam Branson; three brothers, Bill Barber, Joel Rector and Michael Rector; sister, Cheri Weber; and step mother, Marcia Rector.
In addition to his birth parents, he was preceded in death by step-father, Donald Barber; and brother, Robert Barber.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 11-12 PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where a memorial service will follow visitation at 12:00 PM with Pastors Steve Osborn and Ron Soward officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
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