Daily Archives: February 27, 2019

Sally Ann Kennedy of Heath, March 26, 1940 – February 26, 2019

Sally Ann Kennedy, 78, of Heath, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. She was born March 26, 1940 in Newark to the late Albert and Lucy (McKean) Howell.

Sally graduated from Newark High School class of 1958. She then earned a Bachelors degree in 1972 from The Ohio State University and her Masters Degree in 1982 from Ohio University.  In 1983 she successfully completed her requirements for a Principals Certificate, also from Ohio University. She taught at Lincoln School in Newark for 30 years and then served as the church secretary at Christ Lutheran Church in Heath for 10 years until poor health caused her to resign. Sally was a member of various organizations including: Board of directors for Licking County Chapter of American Red Cross, former member of Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, and initiated into Ohio University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in 1980. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church since 1978.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul C. Kennedy; two children, Scott A. Kennedy and Sue M. (Jeffrey) Maier; four grandchildren, Mallory E. (Scott) Maier Rogers, Brendan P. Kennedy, Jordan T. Maier, and Sean P. Kennedy; and three great grandchildren, Carter, Cameron and Grayson Rogers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Roberta J. Luckeydoo; brothers-in-law, Charles Buxton and Ronnie “Pete” Luckeydoo; and daughter-in-law, Erin Kennedy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 and/or Christ Lutheran Church, 732 Hebron Rd., Heath, Oh, 43056.

Visitation will be Friday from 10-11 AM at the Christ Lutheran Church, 732 Hebron Rd., Heath, where a memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM.

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

Willard D. Thompson, Jr. of Newark, Ohio, March 9, 1935 – February 26, 2019

A Memorial Service for Willard D. Thompson, Jr. will be held at 11am, on Saturday March 2, 2019, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Dan McLaughlin will officiate. Family and friends may call from 10am, until the 11am service time, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street. Inurnment will be in Wilson Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Thompson, age 83, of Newark, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at his home. He was born March 9, 1935, in Zanesville, a son of the late Willard D. and Viola (Wolfe) Thompson, Sr. He was a retired foreman at Rockwell. An accomplished woodworker, he also enjoyed camping, fishing and canoeing. A man of faith, he was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church in Johnstown, the Full Gospel Businessman’s Association and had been a Boy Scout leader.
Surviving are his wife Kathryn (Bolen) Thompson; son, Kerry L. Thompson (Steve Cox); step-children, Elizabeth, Kirsten and Mathew Upchurch; brothers, Everett Thompson (Betty); Glenn Thompson (Carol); grandchildren, Everett Cox, Patrick Sullivan and Stephanie Sullivan and step-grandchildren, twins, Chase and Tyler Upchurch.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Kay Thompson and his daughters, Kimberly G. Taylor and Barbara L. Sullivan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Robert Hugh McFarlane of Newark, Ohio, August 8, 1944 – February 25, 2019

Robert Hugh McFarlane


Robert Hugh McFarlane, 74, of Newark, passed away

February 25, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care


He was born August 8, 1944, in Detroit, MI, to the late Oliver

and Frances B. (Benson) McFarlane.