Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

Barbara Joyce Atherton of Newark, OH, July 7, 1942 – March 12, 2018

Barbara Atherton (Griebel), 75, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark, Ohio due to complications from lung cancer. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota July 7, 1942.

Barb graduated high school in Mauston, Wisconsin, and married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 17, 1971. She had a career as a legal secretary that spanned over 55 years in Milwaukee, Owosso, MI, and Newark.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard “Dick” Atherton; daughter, Sara (Kris Mumford) Atherton of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Jon (Cindy) Griebel of Tucson, AZ and Roger (Rina Goodluck) Griebel of Longview, WA; sister, Jane Porter of Wilmington, NC; and step- sister, Lucy (Gene) Dahm of Tucson, AZ.

In addition to her much beloved extended family, she leaves behind many highly valued friends, associates, and three very spoiled cats. Barbara was previously a member of the Humane Society Board in Shiawassee County, MI. She also managed the couples Euchre program for the Newcomers Club in Newark for many years.

In addition to her parents, Jack and Alice Griebel, she was preceded in death by step mother, Ruth Griebel; and brother, Charles “Tom” (Paula) Griebel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43055 and/or Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3-7 PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.

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

Barbara Atherton of Newark, OH, July 7, 1942 – March 12, 2018

Barbara Atherton (Griebel), 75, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark, Ohio due to complications from lung cancer. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota July 7, 1942.

Barb graduated high school in Mauston, Wisconsin, and married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 17, 1971. She had a career as a legal secretary that spanned over 55 years in Milwaukee, Owosso, MI, and Newark.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard “Dick” Atherton; daughter, Sara (Kris Mumford) Atherton of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Jon (Cindy) Griebel of Tucson, AZ and Roger (Rina Goodluck) Griebel of Longview, WA; sister, Jane Porter of Wilmington, NC; and step- sister, Lucy (Gene) Dahm of Tucson, AZ.

In addition to her much beloved extended family, she leaves behind many highly valued friends, associates, and three very spoiled cats. Barbara was previously a member of the Humane Society Board in Shiawassee County, MI. She also managed the couples Euchre program for the Newcomers Club in Newark for many years.

In addition to her parents, Jack and Alice Griebel, she was preceded in death by step mother, Ruth Griebel; and brother, Charles “Tom” (Paula) Griebel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43055 and/or Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3-7 PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.

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

Joseph Gifford Johnston of Newark, Ohio, July 24, 1933 – March 10, 2018

Joseph Gifford Johnston, 84, of Newark, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 24, 1933, on Pickle Hill in Utica, a son of the late Lowry and Mabel (Stinson) Johnston. A 1951 graduate of Newark High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1957. He was a 1966 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in accounting and was a Certified Public Accountant with Wilson, Shannon & Snow, retiring in 1998. He was member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, where he served as an Elder and Deacon. He was a member of the Newark Elks #391 and was a past member of the Newark Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Bodoh) Johnston; four daughters, Stephanie (Rob) Adams, Gwendolyn Kittle, Jennifer (Clay) Bryan, Mollyanne (Wayne) Howlett; his grandchildren, Zachary Adams, Sydney Adams, Kasey Kittle, Joseph Braden, Rebecca Braden, Kierstin Howlett, Jonathan Howlett and Christopher Howlett; sister-in-law Jean Johnston, niece Carol Tompkins; nephew Steven (Charlotte) Johnston and special friends, Beverly and Jim Fleming.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Margaret and James Harris; his brother Robert Johnston and his grandson Nathaniel Howlett.
Private family services will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or First Presbyterian Church, 65 N. Third Street, Newark, OH 43055.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.