Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

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.

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

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.

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


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.