Monthly Archives: January 2019

Carol R. Morehouse of Heath, OH, February 14, 1940 – January 15, 2019

Carol R. Morehouse, age 78, of Heath, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on February 14, 1940 in Outville, OH to the late Samuel and Martha (Mauller) Hite.

Carol was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Heath Chapter 551. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Davida) Eckard and Jim (Tammy) Eckard; step-children, William Morehouse, Jr and Tammy Irvin; granddaughter, Sherry Rice; great grandchildren, Madison, Mason, and Isabella; brothers, Sam Hite and James Hite; and sisters-in-law, June Hite and Diane Hite.

In addition to her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her husband, William Morehouse; son, Larry Eckard; step-children, Sue Morehouse and Terry Kilmyer; and brother, Richard Hite.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1pm at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Services will be officiated by Pastor David Pennington and burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens. Family will greet friends from 1-3pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the funeral home. Order of the Eastern Star, Rowena Chapter, will hold a service at 1pm on Sunday at the funeral home prior to calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215.

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Joyce Irene Lark of Newark, Ohio, June 14, 1932 – January 14, 2019

Joyce Irene Lark


Joyce Irene Lark, 86, of Newark, passed away January 14, 2019, at Licking Memorial Hospital.  She was born June 14, 1932, in Ingham County, Michigan, to the late Paul M.J. and Isabelle (Willis) Willett.

Joyce was a secretary for State Farm.

Joyce Irene Lark



Janet L. Woodberry of Bonneau, SC, November 24, 1956 – January 8, 2019

Janet L. Woodberry 62, of Bonneau, S.C., Wife of Reden C. Woodberry for 43 years, passed away peacefully on Januaray 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving friends and family.

Born on November 24, 1956 in Newark, OH daughter of Daniel and Betty Ferrell.

She was a graduate of Newark High School Class of 1975, A South Carolina resident for over 40 years. Janet was an 8 Year (RM) Navy Veteran.  She enjoyed working with the VFW Auxiliary and her extended Family from Lowcountry and Hell Hole ABATE

Survivors include her husband Reden C. Woodberry; her son, Jamie Woodberry of Bonneau, S.C. and son and daughter-in-law, Daniel (Elsa) Woodberry of Moncks Corner S.C. Parents Daniel and Betty Ferrell; Brother Kenny (Cheryl) Ferrell of TN; sister, Judy Davis and Jody (Rick) Aten all of Newark, Ohio and many Nieces and Nephews. And three Grand Dogs which she loved very much

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 26, 2019 from 12-4pm at the VFW at 469 Forry St, Newark, OH 43055.

Janet requested in lieu of flowers, please make donations to; VFW Post 9509 Auxiliary Cancer Aid and Research Fund 1141 S Live Oak Dr., Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461. 

Janet also requested for those attending her services to please dress casual. She said jeans, T-shirts, shorts and be colorful, no suits and ties needed because she was a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal.

Harold M. Beesley of Heath, Ohio, March 13, 1952 – January 13, 2019

Rev. Harold M. Beesley


A Celebration of Life service for The Reverend Harold M. Beesley, 66, of Heath, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5101 Johnstown Rd. New Albany, OH, with Father Kevin D. Beesley officiating, The Reverend Gary Proietti and The Reverend Mark Katrick assisting. A graveside service will follow at Maple Grove cemetery in Granville. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mark Katrick officiating, St. Johns UCC, Newark.  

Harold passed away January 13, 2019, at Licking Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 13, 1952, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Cathryn M. (VanDyke) Beesley and the late Reverend Harold M. Beesley.

Harold was a United States Navy Veteran.  He pastored for 40 years last serving with the Assemblies of God.  He served as a law enforcement Chaplain in New Jersey, Florida, and Ohio as well as the Civil Air Patrol.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn R. (Costanza) Beesley; son, Kevin D. (Erin L.) Beesley of New Albany; daughter, Teresa L. (Mark E.) Siegel of Newark, and grandchildren, Mariah E. Billman of Newark, and Kevin Z. Beesley and Brandon W. Beesley both of New Albany; as well as special aunts and uncles, nephews, and many cousins; and his beloved poodles Rudy and Giuliani.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, K. Ruth Beesley, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Patrick J Ambrus of Heath, Ohio, April 7, 1945 – January 12, 2019


Patrick J. Ambrus, 73 of Heath, Ohio died at 7:15 am Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his residence.

He was born April 7, 1945 at Newark, Ohio the son of the late Michael Ambrus and Ruth Dyer. Pat was a 1963 Graduate of Newark Catholic High School. He was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed skiing. He retired from Rockwell in 1995 following thirty years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years Debra Lanning Ambrus, two daughters and sons-in-law Becky and Preston Morehouse, Carla Jeffrey and Ray Harvey, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, two brothers, Michael Ambrus and Daniel Ambrus, two sisters, Kathleen Spring and Cathy Cartee, stepmother Jean Ambrus.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, where services will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Smith officiating.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.

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Thomas Stanton Canter of Alexandria, Ohio, February 27, 1949 – January 13, 2019


Thomas Stanton Canter


Thomas Stanton Canter, 69, of Alexandria, passed away peacefully January 13, 2019.  He was born February 27, 1949, in New Albany, IN, to the late Ottie Woodrow Canter and Willie Adams (Houser) Canter.

Thomas was a Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served in the Vietnam War. Tom was known for his kind heart and willingness to help others.  He was a lover of all things in nature, construction, family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ann Marie (Martin) Canter; children, Jill (Jayson) Dunathan of Alexandria, Emily (Chad) Murphy of Brimfield, and Samuel (Alexia) Canter of Alexandria; siblings, Houser Canter, Luci Pope, John (Suzanne) Canter, Janey (Bill) Leohr, and late brother, Lee Roark; ten grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Thomas Canter, to The Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215, or to the Licking County Veterans, 935 Buckeye Ave. Newark, Ohio 43055.

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Mark Wayne Patterson of Newark, May 21, 1949 – January 13, 2019

Mark Wayne Patterson, 69, of Newark, died Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home. He was born May 21, 1949 in Zanesville.

Mark served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He had a Masters degree in business and had previously served for 20 years as a minister at three congregations. He was a member of the Church of God of Licking County. He enjoyed watching sports and had a special place in his heart for sports cars.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judy Ann Patterson; one son, Jason of Miami, FL; and two sisters, Carol Leach (Jim) and Patty Gala (Ray) both of Zanesville.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 PM at the Church of God of Licking County, 2181 Riggs Rd. NE, Newark, OH where the funeral service will be Thursday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Tony Bartlette officiating. Burial will follow the service in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

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Erra Myrtle Stephenson Bays of Heath, Ohio, May 19, 1925 – January 11, 2019

Erra Bays was our wonderful mother, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She now knows the mysteries of life and is with her Lord in Heaven; we are going to miss her terribly here on earth. She passed away at The Chapel Grove Inn, surrounded by loving family on January 11, 2019 at the age of 93.
She was born on May 19, 1925 in Greenup, Kentucky to Leslie and Pearl Stephenson, but had lived in Newark since 1960, having spent many years as an Army wife and living in such varied locations as Paris, France and Taipei, Taiwan, as well as other bases in the United States. She worked at Western Electric and retired from Newark Air Force Base in 1988. Her greatest joy came from her faith and doing for others, and she cherished her family and friendships.
She is survived by her children, Pamela Froelich (Dave) of Newark and Penny Trexel (Kent) of Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as grandchildren Derek (Katie) Froelich of Alexandria, Kentucky, Brian Trexel of Altoona, Wisconsin, Jeffrey (Katherine) Trexel of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Erik Trexel of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren Morgan Froelich of Cincinnati, Kyle, Grady and Sarah Houston of Alexandria, Kentucky and Anna and William Trexel of Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was preceded in death by an infant son in 1962, her husband, Kenneth, in 1974, her grandson, Daron, in 2014, brother Ed Stephenson and her sister Opal Bowling.
At her request, there will be no calling hours. There will be a graveside service at Newark Memorial Gardens at 2pm, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, followed by a celebration of her life at the home of Dave and Pam Froelich.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Chapel Grove Inn and Hospice of Central Ohio for the loving care they provided. Please, no flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contribution to the charity of the donor’s choice or to Hospice of Central Ohio.
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Roderick “Rod” Moore of Columbus, July 1, 1946 – January 10, 2019

Roderick “Rod” Moore, age 72, of Columbus passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019, after a two-and-a-half year battle with vascular dementia.  He was born on July 1, 1946 to the late William and Marion (Jardine) Moore in Ashland, OH.

Rod is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Baker) Moore. He also leaves behind his daughter, Tracey (Sean) LeFever of Dublin, OH; grandson, Wesley LeFever (Phyllicia Burton) of Dublin; sister, Jennie Plunkett of Maryland; and sisters-in-law, Carol Mansfield and Lori Baker.

Rod graduated from Ashland University, and was a member of the AU Athletic Hall of Fame. He was also an All American in Cross Country.

Rod was a physical education teacher for Heath City Schools, and an assistant football coach for the Bulldogs. Rod also worked at Park National Bank. In his free time, Rod enjoyed golfing, gardening, and rooting for the Tribe.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services at this time.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio.

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Teresa A. Negele of Granville, Ohio, December 22, 1949 – January 9, 2019

Teresa A. Negele, 69, of Granville, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Mount Carmel East Medical Center. She was born December 22, 1949, in Newark, a daughter of the late Donald Smith and Connie (Radu) Franks and step-father, George Franks.
For over thirty years, she worked at Granville Child Care. Her passion was her family, enjoying every activity or sporting event of her grandchildren. She excelled at the art of gift giving, knowing just what to get for every occasion. Everyone that knew Teresa loved her and knew that she loved them. Her favorite mantra was “you always help the ones that need it the most” and she always rooted for the underdog. She will be remembered by all for her fun loving spirit.
Left to cherish her memory are children, Tina Negele, Holly Negele (Gary Sheppard); step-son Rick Negele (Christy); sisters, Christina Powers, Georgeanna Shane (John); brother, George Franks (Karen); brother-in-law, Jeff Negele; her beloved grandchildren, Christian Keller, Chase Sheppard; great-grandchild, Kenlee Keller; nieces and nephews, Caleb Powers, Rachel Powers, Jessica Van Ness, Zack Shane, Jessica Bentley, Ashley Franks, Stephanie Franks and special friends of the family, Mary Kelley, Elizabeth Collins and Les Powers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Gary Eugene Negele on August 22, 2018; a grandson Chance Sheppard and grandmother Leona Radu.

A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 5pm-8pm at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark. A Prayer Service will be held at 8pm, following the calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Teresa’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or
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