Daily Archives: May 31, 2019

Mitzie Louise Smith of Newark, OH, November 19, 1963 – May 31, 2019

Mitzie Louise Smith, age 55, of Newark, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on November 19, 1963 to Donald and Amy (nee Hottinger) Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends from 1-3pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mitzie was a long-time member of Christian Life Center and was strong in her faith. In her free time, she enjoyed riding Harleys, playing pool, and being a rebel raiser. She was a good friend to everyone she met and will be sorely missed.

Mitzie is survived by her mother; children, Benjamin Haynes III, Hallie (Ryan Marchman) Clapper, and Johnna (CJ Synder) Clapper; several grandchildren; siblings, Carl Smith, Laura Kelley, Mary Woody; and best friend of 50+ years, Ronda Freeman.

Mitzie is preceded in death by her father, daughter, Jamie Haynes, and two husbands, Benjamin F. Haynes II and Joseph K. Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mitzie’s memory can be made to the Licking County Animal Shelter, 544 Dog Leg Rd, Newark, OH 43055.

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

Joanne Helen Westbrook of Newark, OH, December 4, 1946 – May 31, 2019

Joanne Helen Westbrook, 72, of Newark, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 4, 1946 to the late John and Helen (Fuhrmann) Verlinden in Mt. Clemens, MI.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark. Family will greet friends from 4-7pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the funeral home. Joanne will be laid to rest at Wilson Cemetery following the service.

Joanne graduated from Algonac H.S. in Fairhaven, MI where she was a majorette for several years. After moving to Ohio she spent her free time fishing, camping, and waterskiing with her family. She had a love for the outdoors. She was a former Girl Scout leader in Johnstown, 3 time elected member for the Democratic Central Committee, Second Chair on Democratic Committee, and President of Women’s Democratic Party. She owned and operated Errand Express for 14 years and was awarded the lifetime membership of Continental Who’s Who.

Joanne loved to travel, especially to Mexico and Paris and celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary with a dinner in the Eiffel Tower.

Joanne was dedicated to her family and friends and was known for her generosity. She will be profoundly missed by all whose lives she touched.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard Westbrook; daughter, Theresa (Lance) Senn; step children, Steve (Connie) Westbrook, Lori (Scott) Wiley, John (Liz) Westbrook and Mike Westbrook; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and special friends, Kim, Dan, and Thor Fox; and five nieces and nephews from Georgia; Barb, Janice, Randy, Kenny, and Alan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Verlinden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

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

Trudy A. Luckeydoo of Newark, Ohio, November 11, 1952 – May 31, 2019

Trudy A. Luckeydoo

 

A funeral service for Trudy A. Luckeydoo, 66, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Lt. Kaitlyn Haddix officiating.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Trudy passed away May 31, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center.  She was born November 11, 1952, in Columbus, to the late Alfred and Viola (Dreshel) Darst. 

Trudy retired from Kroger.  She volunteered with the NHS Marching Band, past involvement with the Salvation Army, and an avid fan/volunteer with Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.

She is survived by her sons, Ron (Crystal) Luckeydoo of Newark and Mark (Kim) Luckeydoo of Grove City; daughter, Amanda (Tim) Autherson of Newark; brother, Mark (Brenda) Darst of Corning; sisters, Janet (David) Sher and Norma (Cedric) Emery both of CA; grandchildren, Shelby, Logan, Kyla, and Julianna; several nieces and nephews, and extended family, Ashley (C.J.) Michaleski, Drew Brookover, and Maddux Michaleski.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. “Duck” Luckeydoo and her bonus mother, Garnet Darst.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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