Monthly Archives: April 2019

Ruth M. Carpenter of Newark, OH, July 28, 1941 – April 19, 2019

Ruth Margaret Carpenter, age 77, of Newark, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019. She was born on July 28, 1941 to the late Howard and Reva (Ball) Williams in Huntington, WV.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N.21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends from 10am-12pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Ruth will be laid to rest at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Ruth was a long time member of the Newark Eagles, post 387. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting and making clothes for dolls.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Wayne E. Carpenter. She also leaves behind her children, James D. Carpenter, John W. Carpenter, Joseph C. (Dee) Carpenter, Judith (Eddie) Robinson, Jerry (Mary Jo) Carpenter, and Cindy Carpenter; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and brothers, Richard (Karen) Williams and Dallas (Beth) Williams.

In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her son, Jack Carpenter; and siblings, Billy Williams, Freddie Williams, and Linda Marcum.

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Harold E. Heightshoe, Jr. of Newark, Ohio, July 31, 1938 – April 26, 2019

Harold E. Heightshoe, Jr.


Harold E. Heightshoe, Jr., 80, of Newark, passed April 26, 2019, at Newark Care and Rehabilitation. He was born July 31, 1938, in Newark, to the late Harold E. Heightshoe Sr. and Anna (Stricklin) Heightshoe. 

Harold was an avid fan of OSU and Cincinnati Reds. He enjoyed euchre club, playing dominos and bingo, fishing, and seeing old cars. 

Harold is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Bob) Hettinger; son Todd (Monica) Heightshoe; grandchildren, Jordan, Nikki, Jessica, Mikayla, Madyson, Cara and Clarke; great-grandchildren, Everett and Jaxon, and also survived by a sister.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Jean (Atchison) Heightshoe, and brother, Robert R. Heightshoe.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m., on Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark. A funeral service will be held at 5 pm, on Thursday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

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Peter Arnold Stewart of Newark, Ohio, May 19, 1936 – April 28, 2019

Peter Arnold Stewart

Peter Arnold Stewart, a resident of Newark, Ohio, passed peacefully in his sleep on April 28, 2019 at the. VA Medical Center in Chillicothe. Ohio. Peter was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 19, 1936 to the late Gertrude and Victor Stewart. Peter graduated from Brockton High school, attended Northeastern University, and completed his BA at Elmhurst College. At Southern Illinois University, Peter earned an M.A. in chemistry, followed by an ABD in political science and Soviet studies at Indiana University. For some years, Peter taught political science at the University of Wisconsin in La Cross, where he developed a unique work-study program for the students. He also developed and led summer student internships in Washington DC as well as study tours to the Soviet Union. Peter served as a paper boy during his growing up years. As a junior in high school, Peter purchased an old canoe, rebuilt, including crafting a mast and sideboards to turn it into a sail canoe, with which he and his brother Phil enjoyed many hours of sailing on Newfound Lake, in New Hampshire where his parents had built a cottage just after World War II. In his later years, Peter spent considerable time participating in rehabilitation work in Ohio. During his eight years of retirement in Newark Ohio, Peter loved riding his bike and exercising. Peter is succeeded by his elder brother Victor, younger brother Philip and his sister Merry Carmichael and several nieces and nephews. To sign an online guestbook, please visit

Barbara Jean Duncan Lammers Smith of Newark, Ohio, April 1, 1932 – April 26, 2019

Barbara Jean Duncan Lammers Smith


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A small, private ceremony will be held graveside on Thursday, June 20th, for Barbara Jean Duncan Lammers Smith, 87, of Newark. 

Family will be receiving friends at an open house Celebration of Life held on June 22nd from 2:00 – 6:00pm at the Newark Maennerchor, 195 Orchard Street.

Barbara passed away April 26th, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born April 1st, 1932 in Parma, Ohio to the late Donald McGregor and Alice Marie (Fifield) Duncan.

Barbara grew up in Alton, Illinois but moved to Newark after graduating from high school. She married her first husband, Louis H. Lammers Jr. in St. John’s United Church of Christ, where she remained a member for 69 years. They had three children and once they were all in school, Barbara served as PTA president at McGuffey Elementary. She was chosen “Mrs. Newark” in the 1962 city-wide contest for her delicious chocolate cake recipe and chicken and shrimp recipe. She was a very involved Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of her son’s troop.

In 1964, Barbara began her retail career at Sears, where she worked her way up from part-time employee to department manager. In 1975, she married her second husband, William E. Smith. They successfully blended their two families into one that could rival the Brady Bunch still today.

Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling the country in their motor home participating in craft shows selling their handmade wood crafts under the name of Country Heart Crafts.

After the death of her second husband, Barbara went back to work part-time at Sears. She was also a member of the Newark Maennerchor where she was in charge of event decorating. She was able to spend much of her time enjoying her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the true joys of her life. Barbara also continued traveling the country and took a bucket-list trip to France.

She will be missed greatly by all of her children, step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all the people who were lucky enough to cross her path. She lived her life out loud.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Vicki) Lammers of Granville; daughters, Laurie (Kirk) Homrighouse of Newark and Cristi (Irvin) Hunkler of Athens; step-daughters, Lisa (David) Kane of Newark, Kimberly Price-Sheehan of Columbus, Carole Coad of Johnstown; sister, Judith (Larry) Jones of Florida; grandchildren, Amber (Darby) Roberts, Park Johnston, Brittany (David) Goldsberry, Adam Lammers, Lucas (Keri) Hunkler, Emily (Marc Balaguer) Hunkler, Cassidi Hunkler, Megan Kane, Corey Kane, Nathaniel (Rachel) Price, Taylor (Cassie) Price, Jason (Karen) Coad, Michelle (David) Ables, Julie (John) Lyons, and Beth (Will) Groves; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis H. Lammers Jr., second husband, William E. Smith, brother, John “Jack” P. Duncan, daughter Wendy Sue Lammers, and great-grandson, Phoenix Lucas Hunkler.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ.


Mescal May Buchanan of Newark, OH, March 8, 1932 – April 27, 2019


Mescal May Buchanan

Celebration of Life Service for Mescal May Buchanan, age 87, of Newark will be held 10 AM on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street Newark Ohio with Pastor Todd Garman officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call Friday May 3, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Mescal May Buchanan went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 27, 2019. She was born in Belmont County, OH on March 8, 1932 to the late Chancie O. and Freda E. (Neiswanger) Snively.

Mescal was formerly employed by Westinghouse, she attended Cornerstone Church in Heath. Her legacy she leaves behind is that she was a Christian lady who put her faith and belief in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and in His resurrection.

Mescal is survived by her two sons, Ronald E. (Janet) Buchanan of Zanesville, OH, David A. (Susan) Buchanan of Heath, Oh; one grandson, three granddaughters, two great grandsons, four great granddaughters; brother Charles O. (Ruth) Snively of Cincinnati, OH, sister Mildred N. Clark of St. Clairsville, OH.

She is preceded in death by her husband Murel E. Buchanan, two brothers and five sisters.

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William “Bill” Dean Phillips of Newark, February 23, 1943 – April 28, 2019

William Dean “Bill” Phillips, 76, of Newark, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. He was born February 23, 1943 in Dennison, OH to the late Carl Phillips and Edith Bates.

Bill was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was a teacher for 32 years and also coached baseball, basketball, and football. He was a volunteer at the Licking County Food Pantry for several years. He enjoyed rooting for OSU football, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Browns.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alice Phillips; two grandchildren, Anna Butcher of Milwaukee, WI and Logan Crampton of St. Louisville, OH; brother-in-law, Francis “Pete” Markley of Fairview, WV; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Jones of Farmington, WV, Mary Jane Thralls (John) of Hurricane, WV, and Donna Hill (Graham) of Atlanta, GA; two nieces, Linette and Jennifer Phillips; and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Reneē Phillips; and brother, Ronald Phillips.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 10 N. Cedar St. Newark, OH 43055 and/or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 AM- 1 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Patricia Iddings officiating.

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Raymond Martin Ulmer of Granville, OH, July 27, 1932 – April 24, 2019

Raymond Martin Ulmer, 86, of Granville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. He was born July 27, 1932 in Fond du Lac, WI to the late Albert and Ruth (Page) Ulmer.

 Ray grew up poor, on the family dairy farm in Greenville, Wisconsin. His dad wanted him working on the farm, but his mother made sure he graduated from Hortonville High School, Hortonville, WI in 1950 where he was a standout baseball player. The next year scouts for the St. Louis Browns offered him a job playing for the MLB team just before they moved and became the Baltimore Orioles. Ray put his pro baseball career dreams on hold while he served his country in the United States Air Force, SSGT, from Aug. 27, 1951 to Aug. 26, 1955 where he worked as a welding instructor at Chanute Air Force Base and Shop Supervisor 75th Air Installation, Pusan, Korea, and the 312th Tactical Air Command, Clovis, New Mexico. He was a master of electric arc, heli-arc and acetylene welding, though he probably wouldn’t admit it out loud. He would let the quality of his work speak for itself. After an Honorable Discharge, Ray worked as an apprentice for the Ulmer Tool & Die Shop on N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL. under the tutelage of his fraternal Uncle Bill. There he performed tool and die repair, sharpening, punch press production supervision and metal lamination, where he topped out at $2.25/hr. The GI Bill benefit was about to expire for Ray, and one September Sunday after church his friend Harold Brown said, “I’m going to this nice college. You should go too.” He did. And over the next four years he earned his BA in Mathematics and Physics, giving one of his original research papers the roguish title of,: “Ultrasonics: Unheard Progress.” Ray later earned his MR. degree upon marrying Frances Ulmer on June 14, 1958. More shy than not, when Ray was asked by Frances to marry he said, “I don’t have any money,.”,to which Frances replied, “That’s fine. I’ve never had any money either.” They never looked back. Frances was the love of his life and a terrific partner in raising a family, caring for neighbors and serving their communities with kindness, selflessness and generosity of spirit. Raymond was a member of the Christian Endeavor United Methodist Church where he served, on and off, as President of the Trustees for more than 40 years. He worked as the Quality Senior Scientist in the Product Testing Laboratory at Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, Granville, OH for 35 years. Ray’s career was full of great projects, satisfying inventions and terrific people. But he valued no work relationship more than the one with his colleague Mike Stair. He always stated how fortunate he was to work with such a kind, thoughtful, diligent and intelligent friend. The many years of problem solving and travel were a joy for him. Ray also enjoyed golfing, photography, traveling, and life long learning. His sons will remember him as a patient, loving father, a financier of dreams, eater of breakfast for dinner and keeper of the tradition that, “Saturday Night is Pizza Night!” He frequently shared the eternal, prescient advice of, “Don’t forget the name you carry or the family you come from. And keep your nose clean.”

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Ulmer (Rebecca) and Jon Ulmer both of Granville; two grandsons, Matthew and Caleb Ulmer; three sisters: Beverly and Elaine of Appleton, WI and Darlene of Hortonville, WI, as well as one brother, Frederick of Vancouver, WA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ulmer; and brother, Lawrence Ulmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to: COTC- Frances Ulmer Nursing Scholarship Fund, 1179 University Dr. Newark, OH 43055. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 2, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am at Christian Endeavor UMC, 1415 Londondale Pkwy, Newark with Pastor Dave Pagura officiating. Burial will follow the service in Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.

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Juanita Mae Bibart of Mount Vernon, OH, September 19, 1921 – April 25, 2019

Juanita Mae Bibart passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the age of 97 and preceded in death by husband, John Bibart after 68 years of marriage. She was born on September 19, 1921 to the Stephen and Dorothy (Shaw) Hull in Newark, OH.

She is survived by her son, John (Marsha) Bibart of Mount Vernon, daughter, Bonnie (Scott) Mendenhall of Wooster, and son, Thomas Bibart of South Carolina; grandchildren, Monica (Mark) Eutsey of Mount Vernon, John (Samantha) Bibart, Jr of Cincinnati, and Leslie Bibart of South Bloomfield; great grandchildren, Clint (Hailey) Eutsey, Clay Eutsey, Connie Eutsey all of Mount Vernon, Meghan Bibart Zakel and Joseph Bibart Zakel of Stow, and Stone Timmons of South Bloomfield, OH.

The family will hold a private graveside service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Howard United Methodist Church 23212 Coshocton Rd, Howard, OH 43028.

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Nancy Kay Anderson of Newark, October 20, 1944 – April 26, 2019

Nancy K. Anderson, 74, of Newark, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. She was born October 20, 1944 in Licking County to the late Bryce and Sarah (Roberts) Anderson.

Nancy graduated from Newark High School in 1961 and worked at Universal Veneer. She enjoyed arranging flowers and painting.

She is survived by three brothers, John Anderson (Joyce) of Newark, Jerry Anderson (Linda) of Chatham, and Mike Anderson (Marina) of Glenford; five nieces, April Faris (Brett) of North Carolina, Amber Anderson, Dawn Anderson, Chrissy Anderson, and April Dawn Anderson all of Newark; and one great niece, Nikki.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six uncles and five aunts.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058

A graveside service will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Wilson Cemetery.

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Rose Marie DiBlasio of Newark, OH, September 3, 1933 – April 15, 2019

A mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Rose Marie DiBlasio 85, of Newark will be held at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 785 Newark Granville Road, Granville Ohio 43023 at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 23rd 2019 with Monsignor Paul Enke as celebrant. Interment will be held in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday April 22, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home 985 North 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055.

Rose passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday April 15, 2019. Rose was born on September 3, 1933 in Meadville, Pennsylvania to the late Arthur and Rose Marie (Daddio) DeBaise.

 A lifelong member of the Catholic Church and a staple of the Newark community, Rose was a nurse in Granville, Ohio and spent many years volunteering for her children and grandchildren’s school and cheering for their sporting events at Blessed Sacrament School, St. Francis School and Newark Catholic High School.

Rose enjoyed spending time with friends at prayer groups and cooking and baking for family and friends. She was famously known for her Italian meatballs and chocolate chip cookies. Rose was a faith based woman who lived her life with tremendous courage and strength. She chose to walk by faith and always placed the needs of others before her own. She will be greatly missed by her children, Mark DiBlasio, Traci (Troy) Crouch, grandchildren, Matt, Chayce, Cameron and Carsyn, Siblings, Joseph DeBaise, Joanne Yohman and Arthur DeBaise. Sister In-law, Anna DeBaise, and many nieces and nephews. Close friends and caregivers, Ann Burkhart, Carol Shaner, Peggy Mitchell, Jack Crouch, Amy, Katie, Erin, Courtney and Annie.

In addition to her parents Rose was preceded in death by her daughter Marie DiBlasio, step mother Mary (Zepetella) DeBaise, siblings, Elizabeth McKee, Sylvester DeBaise, , Connie Massei, neice, Sandra (Crisp) Stewart, Andrea Yohman, brother in-law, Pete Yohman, sister in –law, Catherine DeBaise and close friends, Kenneth, Chris, Mimi and Katie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Edwards Catholic Church. To sign an online guest book, please visit