Monthly Archives: February 2019

Ruth Neely of Newark, OH, March 14, 1953 – February 15, 2019

Ruth Neely, 65, of Newark, slipped away in her sleep into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Grant Medical Center. She was born March 14, 1953 in Oak Hill, WV to the late William Russell and Susanna Jean (Knight) Neely.

Ruth was a member of the Church of God. She graduated from Urbana University in 1975 and worked as a special education instructor for Licking Valley Schools for 25 years.  She enjoyed reading, cross stitching, Sudoku puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. She always found great enjoyment and looked forward to family gatherings and loved preparing a meal to ensure everyone lived, loved and laughed together.

She is survived by brother, David J. Neely (Tracy) of Newark; sister, Elizabeth “Liz” J. Lake of Newark; life long friend, Nancy Kessler of Phoenix, AZ and Yvonne Lohr of Newark; and special friends, Susan Bates of Springfield, OH, Carolyn Schafer (Douglas) of Urbana, and Ruth Hunsburger (Merle) of Urbana.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Rebecca A. Kerns; Auntie Elsie Knight; and brother-in-law, Kenny Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056.

Visitation will be Wednesday February 20, 2019 from 5-8 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. A private graveside service will be at Newark Memorial Gardens.

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

Richard Sterling of Newark, OH, December 29, 1937 – February 15, 2019

Richard Sterling, age 81, of Newark, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. He was born on December 29, 1937 to the late Earl and Mildred (Cameron) Sterling in Cynthiana, OH.

Richard proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. He later worked as a supervisor at Newark Air Force Base and after his retirement, drove buses for Newark City Schools. Richard was a long time member and Past Master of Masonic Lodge 97 F&AM. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, watching TV with family and friends, and doing yard work.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary (Shoemaker) Sterling. He also leaves behind his children, Jeffrey (Angela) Sterling, Lisa Gee, and Gregory (Dalene) Sterling; grandchildren, Brittany, Melissa, Brent, and Kole; and great grandchildren, Jason, Kayson, and Madison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Barb Caulley and brother, Frank Sterling.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Licking County Veteran’s Alliance will provide military honors and Lodge 97 F&AM will render last rights at the funeral home.

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

Heather Ann Riley of Newark, September 29, 1957 – February 14, 2019

Heather Ann Riley, 61, of Newark, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. She was born September 29, 1957 in Newark to James and Rebecca (Dyer) McCualsky.

Heather had a strong-willed personality and was never afraid to say what she thought. She enjoyed shopping, especially on QVC and Old Navy.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Stephen Riley; three children, Grant Riley of Orient, OH, Jacob Riley (Brandy) of St. Louisville, OH, and Jami Cole (Douglas) of Maricopa, AZ; six grandchildren, Caterina, Jordan, Madison, Isaac, Hannah, and Kyleigh; her mother, Rebecca McCualsky; and three siblings.

She was preceded in death by her father, James.

Memorial contributions may be made in Heather’s memory to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

No funeral services will be held.

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

William Walter Anders Jr. of Newark, OH, September 10, 1933 – February 12, 2019

William Walter Anders Jr, 85, of Newark, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Arlington Nursing Home. He was born September 10, 1933 in Orrville, OH to the late William Anders Sr. and Marcellett (Nixon) Anders.

William was class treasurer of the 1953 class of Zanesville/ Lash High School where he also earned All Ohio football honors. He then attended college at Wilmington College on a football scholarship. He was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, serving four years aboard the U.S.S. Robert L. Wilson. He retired from AT&T as a Section Chief after 30 plus years of service. He was a member of the Moose and American Legion. He was an avid boater and fisherman, loved the Buckeyes, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful man, loving husband, and dedicated father, grandfather, and friend.

He is survived by his son, Michael Anders (Beth) of Newark; daughters, Debbie Grubb (Randy) of Leesburg, VA and Michele Arnold of Newark; nine grandchildren, Michael, Tonya, Amanda, Jesse, Allie, Brad, Maria, Weston, and Eddie; wife, Bonnie O’Brien; her children, Jill Hutchinson (Jeff), Doug O’Brien (Sue), and Jeff O’Brien (Sherry); and grandchildren, Cameron, Ian and McKenzie; the mother of William’s children, Linda King; several great grandchildren; and a father and grandfather figure to many who were considered family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Lora Gorsuch; and grandson, Brian Gorsuch.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl 17,Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org

A celebration of life will be Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 3-5 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark. A time for memory sharing will begin at 4:00 PM and military honors presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance will begin at 5:00 PM.

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

Juanita Ruth Sherwood of Newark, Ohio, December 4, 1928 – February 13, 2019

Juanita R. Sherwood, 90, of Newark, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Sharon Brooke Assisted Living in Newark. She was born December 4, 1928, in Newark, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mabel (Dunn) Nichols. She had worked at Riley’s Bakery in downtown Newark and for State Farm Insurance. Her hobbies included collecting and decorating her home with dolls and collecting Beanie Babies.
Surviving are her son, Ronald Sherwood and his wife Joanne of Granville; grandchildren Sarah Sherwood and husband Chad Closson of Newark and her niece Kathie (Steve) Obsharsky of Florida.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Emmett W. Sherwood, Jr., whom she married October 19, 1944 in Somerset, on March 19, 2006; her sister Evelyn (Francis) Grimm and two infant brothers.
Family and friends may call from 2pm-4pm, on Sunday February 17, 2019, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark. A private burial will be held on Monday at Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Sharon Brooke and Vitas Healthcare for their thoughtfulness and compassion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 84, Granville, OH 43023.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

 

Louis Jefferson Rollins of Newark, Ohio, November 24, 1929 – February 10, 2019

 

Louis Jefferson Rollins

 

A funeral service for Louis Jefferson Rollins, 89, of Newark, will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. 

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Louis passed away February 10, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center.  He was born November 24, 1929, in Oceana, WV, to the late Hanley Bea and Maggie (Cook) Rollins.

Louis was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his children, Diane Phelps, Debra (Doug) Camp, Dwight Rollins, Denise Rollins, and Dwayne (Rachelle) Rollins; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Clarice Brown, Cora Shelly, Linda Ruth Rollins, and Anilee E. Rollins, and brothers, Eugene, Thomas, and Ira Bea.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-0430.

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

 

Ralph Leonard Jenkins of Newark, OH, December 17, 1927 – February 11, 2019

Ralph Leonard Jenkins, age 91, of Newark, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. He was born on December 17, 1927 in Newark, OH to the late Egbert and Anna (Smith) Jenkins.

Ralph proudly served his country as a member of the US Army in the Calvary Division during WWII. He also retired from Kaiser Aluminum after more than 30 years. In his free time, Ralph enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and working with horses. He was a wonderful father and husband and will be greatly missed.

Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Donna Jenkins. He also leaves behind his daughters, Linda Snider and Debbie (Chuck) Williams; grandchildren, Eric (Marie) Snider, and Corey and Jonathon Williams; great grandchildren, Rachel Snider and Nathan Snider.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Ralph will be laid to rest at Wilson Cemetery, where the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance will provide military honors.

Donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214.

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

Donald Forsbach of Newark, Ohio, January 18, 1953 – February 11, 2019

Donald Forsbach, 66, of Newark, died February 11, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark.

Please call Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home for arrangements.

740-366-3343

 

Richard D. Morrison of Nashport, Ohio, November 25, 1954 – February 9, 2019

A Memorial Service for Richard D. Morrison will be held at 3pm, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Monte Fry will officiate. Family and friends may call from 2pm-3pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Mr. Morrison, 64, of Nashport, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark. He was born November 25, 1954, in Coshocton, a son of the late Dick and Rachael (Holdsworth) Morrison. He had a wide variety of interests and talents. A man of faith, he was an outdoor enthusiast, most at peace engaging in all types of outdoor pursuits.
Surviving are his wife, Cindy (Vermillion) Morrison, whom he married June 3, 1995; son Joshua Morrison; step children, Cassie Fowler, L.T. Miles (Brooke); grandchildren, Randi Fowler, Lillian Miles, Emersen Miles, Aubrea Brubaker; brothers and sisters, Robyn Morrison, Randy Morrison, Rajene Fox (Steve), Rodney Morrison; several nieces and nephews; his step-father, Jack Timmons and his beloved canine companions, Sadie and Bella.
A granddaughter, Morgan Fowler preceded him in death.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

 

 

Stacey Renee Tiller of Newark, OH, September 15, 1966 – January 31, 2019

Stacey R. Tiller, age 52, of Newark, passed away on January 31, 2019. She was born on September 15,1966 to the late Daniel and Sharon (Adams) Maines in Newark, OH. 

A funeral service will be held on at 10am on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Stacey will be laid to rest at Wilson Cemetery following the service.