Monthly Archives: July 2018

Kristine “Joann” Marie Hamilton of Newark, Ohio, October 22, 1949 – July 27, 2018

                        Kristine “Joann” Marie Hamilton

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services held for Kristine Marie Hamilton, 68, of Newark, who passed away July 27, 2018, at Altercare Newark North.  She was born October 22, 1949, in Newark, to the late Joe and Mary (Vilich) Sayer.

Kristine was a 1967 graduate of Newark Catholic High School. She was a secretary for several firms over the years.

She is survived by her brother, Robert John Sayer of Newark.

John E. White of Newark OH, August 1, 2018 – July 24, 2018

John E. White, age 71, of Newark passed away on July 24, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born December 4, 1946. He is survived by his wife Jan White. A Celebration of Life Service for will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark with Pastor Andrew Dempsey officiating. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

 

 

Kristine Marie Hamilton of Newark, Ohio, October 22, 1967 – July 27, 2018

                        Kristine Marie Hamilton

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services held for Kristine Marie Hamilton, 68, of Newark, who passed away July 27, 2018, at Altercare Newark North.  She was born October 22, 1949, in Newark, to the late Joe and Mary (Vilich) Sayer.

Kristine was a 1967 graduate of Newark Catholic High School. She was a secretary for several firms over the years.

She is survived by her brother, Robert John Sayer of Newark.

Parrish Lee “Parry” Homann of Hilliard, Ohio, November 15, 1966 – July 21, 2018

Parrish (Parry) Lee Homann, 51, of Hilliard, Ohio, was born on November 15, 1966 at Trinity Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, the son of Linda (Pederson) Homann and Harvey Homann and passed away on July 21, 2018. Parry graduated from Granville High School in 1985 where he was active in concert band and marching band. Parry was honorably discharged after serving for four years in the United States Marine Corps. During his USMC service, Parry studied electronics and telecommunications.
Parry returned to central Ohio and established a career in the telecommunications field. Parry had been employed by Tele Trak, Page Net, and T-Mobile.
Parry was a twenty-year member of Acme Lodge #554 F. & A.M. of Ohio and served as master in 2002. He joined York Rite Chapter, Council and Commandery on May 20, 2000.
Parry enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, roller coasters, golf, and was an avid reader and loved music. Parry had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Parry is survived by his parents, Frank and Linda (Pederson) Edwards; brother Troy Homann and his wife Linda of Columbus, Ohio; brother Lance Homann of Evans, Colorado; sister Christine (Edwards) Thacker and her husband Gary of Newark, Ohio; nephews Charles Homann and Kristian Homann; niece Kayla Homann; uncle Thomas Pederson; aunt Linda Pederson; cousins Michael Pederson, Jeffery Pederson, Sonja Pederson; and his beloved German Shepard companion Gustav.
Parry is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Mildred and Gordon Pederson and his paternal grandparents Henry Homann and Ester Nelson.
Calling hours will be Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street Newark, Ohio. A Masonic service will be held at 7:45pm.
Services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 1:30pm, at Christ Lutheran Church, 732 Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio with Pastor Richard Burgie officiating. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville, Ohio, at 11am, Friday, prior to the service. Military Funeral Honors will be presented at the graveside by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3018 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

Betty Jane Keller of Newark, February 2, 1927 – July 23, 2018

Betty Jane Keller, 91, of Newark, died Monday, July 23, 2018 at Arlington Care Center. She was born February 2, 1927 in Newark to the late Lafayette and Rena (Shepherd) Wilson.

Betty was a member of the United Brethren Church and loved telling angel stories that she had read about.

She is survived by three grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Keller; two step daughters; five brothers; and one sister.

A graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 AM in Rocky Fork Cemetery.

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

James N. Elliott of Heath, Ohio, February 13, 1943 – July 20, 2018

A Celebration of Life Service for James N. Elliott will be held at 11am, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, on Tuesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Jim, 75, of Heath, passed away under hospice care at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born February 13, 1943, in Lorain, Ohio, a son of the late Nobel and Alice (Pliske) Elliott. Jim entered the workforce after high school and worked for the next 53 years. He retired from Boeing at the Newark Air Force Base. He enjoyed computers and spent many hours crafting model cars. He was an active member of the Heath Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Donna (Hendricks) Elliott, whom he married May 25, 1968; his son, Darrin (Lori) Elliott; his brother Carl (Carolyn) Elliott and a niece, Missy (Brian) Kelble. An infant brother, Ronnie Elliott, is deceased.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heath Church of Christ or Heartbeats of Licking County or Hospice of Central Ohio.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

Melvin Clarence Ree Jr. of Saint Louisville, August 4, 1948 – July 19, 2018

A funeral service celebrating the life of Melvin Clarence Ree, Jr., age 69, of St. Louisville, will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, July 23, at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 11am-1pm prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N 21st Street in Newark.

Melvin was born August 4, 1948 in Newark, Ohio to the late Melvin Clarence Ree, Sr. and Wilma (Parker) Ree.  Melvin passed away on July 19, 2018 at his home with his wife and son by his side.

Melvin graduated from Newark High School in 1966 and The Ohio State University in 1970 majoring in Economic Geography with a minor in Business. Early in his work life, he was employed by Battelle Memorial Institute, a think tank located in Columbus.  Afterward, he worked in many different capacities in the construction industry throughout his career – from laboring in the field to working in the office.  He sandblasted high rise buildings in Portland, Oregon in the early 80s, removed axels from mobile homes, was a skilled painter, worked for Ree and Brezina Construction Company, and ultimately retired in 2016 from his final position of Payroll/Accounts Receivable Specialist that he held at Robertson Construction for 18 years.

First and foremost, Melvin was a family man – an amazing and loving husband and father.  He was always true to others and himself, and was non judgmental or materialistic.  He lived his life in moderation and was always dependable. He was quiet, calm, private, honest and courageous. Although extremely talented at everything he tried (like cooking his amazing meals), he was never one to show off.  A lifelong Browns and Buckeyes fan, for years he would give a treat to the family dogs whenever Cleveland scored a touchdown.

Mel was a truly one of a kind original person – an incredibly kind and peaceful soul.  He lived in a houseboat on the Columbia River in Oregon in the 70s, and upon moving back to Ohio in the 80s, lived for years out in the woods in a one room cabin on the family property – coming to town roughly once a week for supplies or to visit family and friends and go to the bar.

He loved being outdoors and truly enjoyed hiking his farm and visiting his pond every morning.  He was one with nature and could even get birds to feed from his hand.  Both animals and people seemed to gravitate toward him.  He loved gardening, 60s music, going to concerts, traveling, riding roller coasters, playing his kalimba, being with his pets, and watching the birds.  Most of all, though, he loved spending time with his devoted wife, Sheila, and son, Kristopher.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sheila (Glover) Ree; son Kristopher Russell Ree; sister and brother-in-law Kristen and Granger McKinney; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Deborah Ree; sister and brother-in-law Lise and David Benson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sharon and David Arnold; many cousins, nieces and nephews both here and in Norway; and cat Guinness Parker Ree.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio.

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

Larry G. Steele of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, September 19, 1935 – July 18, 2018

                                                            Larry G. Steele, Sr.

 

     A funeral service for Larry G. Steele, Sr., 82, of Mt. Vernon, OH, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Scott Schieber officiating.  Burial will follow in Fredonia Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.  Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

     Larry, a retired manager from AT&T, passed away July 18, 2018, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, OH.  He was born September 19, 1935, in Cambridge, OH, to the late Orville L. “Ted” and Melba V. (Watkins) Steele.

     Larry was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of the Korean War from January 12, 1954 – January 11, 1957 (stationed in Korea and California). He was a member of Highwater Congregational United Church of Christ.  He took part in the McKean Community Organization for many years.  He belonged to various bowling and golf leagues and was a Little League coach for nine years.

     He is survived by his wife, Susan F. (Krulikoski); sons, Larry Steele, Jr. of Santa Cruz, CA, Bill (Kris) Steele of Irvine, CA, and Danny Steele of Mt. Vernon, OH; grandchildren, Larry B. Steele of El Mirage, AZ, Rachel Steele of Santa Cruz, CA, Nichole (Levi) Koehler of Glen Burnie, MD, Natalie (Ryan) Shotts of Danville, IN, and Emma Steele of Irvine, CA, and numerous cousins.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Steele and Ralph Henry, and daughters, Kathryn Moore and Karen Steele.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Dixie Darlene Wright of Saint Louisville, Ohio, August 16, 1948 – July 18, 2018

 

                                                       DIXIE DARLENE WRIGHT

A funeral service for Dixie Darlene Wright will be held at 11am, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Family and friends may call from 6pm-8pm, on Monday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.

Dixie, 69, of Saint Louisville, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Flint Ridge Nursing & rehabilitation Center. She was born August 16, 1948, in Newark, a daughter of the late Stanley Ernest and June (Councell) Shoemaker. She was a graduate of Granville High School (Heath Vocational School) and had worked as a beautician and retired from Glenn’s Market in Wilkins Corner. She loved crafts, sewing and flowers. Over the years she had collected many dolls.

Surviving are her husband, Douglas Wright; her children, Gary Stewart (Virginia), Rhonda Williams (Dan), Richard McKee, Burgandy Darst; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brother David Shoemaker and sister Donna Peck (Sam Dodd).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

Ned E. Harter of Newark, Ohio, January 18, 1933 – July 17, 2018

                                             Ned E. Harter

 

 

A funeral service for Ned E. Harter, 85, of Newark, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family will receive family and friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Ned passed away July 17, 2018, at his residence.  He was born January 18, 1933, in Newark, to the late Paul E. and Lois E. (Hanes) Harter.

Ned retired after 55 years from Park National Bank. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Model-A Club.  He was a collector of antique cars and enjoyed following bluegrass with his wife and friends.

He is survived by his children, Jan (John) Smith of Newark and Michael (Laura) Harter of Mt. Pleasant, MI, and grandchildren, Cale Harter, Taylor (Ryan) Bolhuis, Aaron Harter, and Corbin Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor “Ele” (Hoovler) Harter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, Ohio 43055.

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