Daily Archives: April 1, 2018

Norma Lee Clouston of Newark, July 17, 1928 – March 31, 2018

Norma Lee Clouston, 89, of Newark, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. She was born July 17, 1928 in Zanesville to the late Elmer and Vada (Ross) McFarland.

Norma was a member of Neal Ave United Methodist Church. She was a member of a garden club, several card clubs and enjoyed traveling. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by son, Mark William (Reba) Clouston of Glenford, OH; daughter, Mardi Clouston (Steven) Rye of Delaware, Ohio, 5 grandchildren, Keith William (Heather) Clouston; Boe (Melissa) Rye, Kari Ann (Craig) Snyder, Lindsey Marie Clouston, and Tiffiny Rye (Rem) McCurdy; 2 great grandchildren, Oliver William Clouston and Lucy LeAnn Clouston; and one sister, Mildred Uphold of Zanesville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William “Bill” Clouston; two sisters, Lillian McDonald, and Jane Pollard; and one brother, Jim McFarland.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark where the funeral service will be Thursday at 10:00 AM With Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow the service in Newark Memorial Gardens.

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

Rebecca Lynn Swartz of Newark, December 1, 1978 – March 28, 2018

Rebecca Lynn Swartz, 39, of Newark, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born December 1, 1978 in Newark to Dale Swartz Sr. and Ann (Atkins) Schooler.

Becky enjoyed listening to music, fishing, and taking care of people. She had a kind heart and loved life. She loved being a mother and caring for her children.

She is survived by daughter, Juliann Balo; two sons, Brandon and Ryan Balo; mother, Ann (Richard) Schooler; three brothers, Derek Swartz, Randy (Tanya) Berkshire Jr., and Michael (Tanya) Berkshire; sister, Jessica Gothard; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by grandmother and grandfather, Stella and Ralph Howard; and uncle, William A. Adams.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

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

Stephen Ray Kirk Jr. of Newark, May 8, 1978 – March 27, 2018

Stephen Ray Kirk Jr., 39, of Newark, Ohio, left this earth to begin his new journey with his Father Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the OSU Ross Heart Hospital. He was born May 8, 1978 to Stephen Kirk Sr. and Patti Wolfe.

Stephen enjoyed cooking and was even proclaimed as a “Grill Master” and earned the nickname Chef-Boy-R-Steve. He was a master mason by trade, enjoyed family gatherings and was a fan of Bud Light. Steve was known for his famous 1 liners and sarcastic attitude.

He is survived by Patti Wolfe (mother) and Jay Wolfe, his three children, Ashton Kirk (Paulette Muncy), Chloe and Gunner Kirk and step son Trevor Wigle (Erika Kirk). Two brothers, Tony Clay (Tonya Clay) and Nick Kirk and two extended brothers, John Sullivan and Matt Dehmann followed by two sisters, Alicia Phipps and Kriste Boley and significant other, Chassidy Messina and Cayden. The nieces and nephews, Morgan, Laylah, Ezra Kirk, Tate Clay, Loni Ash, Logan Higgins, Ellie and Claire.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Kirk Sr.

Steve was a family man and loved all mentioned and not mentioned, never forgetting anyone.

So on those beautiful spring days and the wind is blowing in your face, remember what Steve would say, “Peace, love and hair grease”.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Brucker- Kishler Funeral home.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00AM at Grace Point Community Church of Utica, 892 E Columbus Rd. Utica Ohio 43080

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