Monthly Archives: June 2019

Brian Scott Ramsey of Heath, OH, April 8, 1961 – June 25, 2019

Brian Scott Ramsey, 58, of Heath, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home. He was born April 8, 1961 in Newark to Dean and Margo (D’Yamett) Ramsey.

Brian had a passion for seeing beauty in everything. He had a crafts collection known as “second chance” where he would turn other people’s trash into beautiful works of art. He loved listening to rock and roll and always wished bell bottoms would come back into style.

He is survived by his wife, Bev; son, Brandon of Phoenix, AZ; parents, Dean and Margo of San Antonio, TX; and two sisters, Lynn Hamilton and Cindi Holland both of San Antonio, TX.

Memorial contributions may be made in Brian’s memory to the Humane Society of Licking County, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1-3 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.

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

Brian Scott Ramsey of Heath, OH, May 8, 1961 – June 25, 2019

Brian Scott Ramsey, 58, of Heath, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home. He was born April 8, 1961 in Newark to Dean and Margo (D’Yamett) Ramsey.

Brian had a passion for seeing beauty in everything. He had a crafts collection known as “second chance” where he would turn other people’s trash into beautiful works of art. He loved listening to rock and roll and always wished bell bottoms would come back into style.

He is survived by his wife, Bev; son, Brandon of Phoenix, AZ; parents, Dean and Margo of San Antonio, TX; and two sisters, Lynn Hamilton and Cindi Holland both of San Antonio, TX.

Memorial contributions may be made in Brian’s memory to the Humane Society of Licking County, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1-3 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.

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

Brenda J. Brooks of Newark, Ohio, August 10, 1954 – June 23, 2019

Brenda J. Brooks

 

A Celebration of Life service for Brenda J. Brooks, 64, of Newark, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. 

 

Brenda passed away June 23, 2019, at Licking Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 10, 1954, in Newark, to the late Phillip McMannis and Jean (Mohler) Winbigler.

 

Brenda was a 1972 graduate of Newark High School. She worked for Armor Source in Hebron, Ohio.

 

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jack L. Brooks; children, Clayton (Julie) Brooks and Carrie (Scott Moran) Brooks;  grandchildren, Courtney, Chance, and Cayden Brooks, and Chloe Busse; mother-in-law, Maxine Brooks; siblings, Phil (Deanna) McMannis, Debbie Rhinehart, Tye (Katrina) McMannis, Cloyd (Randy) McMannis, and Nita (Dave) Bonifant; brothers-in-law, Danny (Margie) Brooks and Dean (Marla) Brooks, and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Jack Brooks; sister and brother-in-law, Barb (Ronnie) Albright, and brother-in-law, Kenny Rhinehart.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 

 

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

Ona Mae Orr of Alexandria, OH, September 21, 1945 – June 23, 2019

Ona Mae Orr

A funeral service for Ona Mae Orr, 73, of Alexandria, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday July 3, 2019, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with pastor Kevin Hull and pastor Ray Linn officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Alexandria.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday July 2, 2019, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.
Ona passed away June 23, 2019, at her residence.  She was born September 21, 1945, in Corbin, KY, to the late Kenneth T. Sparks and Willie (Bowling) North. 
Ona was a 1963 graduate of Heath High School and a receptionist for Orr Chiropractic Center.  She was a member of Heath Church of Christ, Licking County Homemakers, 4-H Advisor and committees, and most of all she was busy being a mom and grandmother. 
She is survived by her sons, Dr. Michael (Sienna) Orr of Utica and Dr. Greg (Laurie) Orr of Alexandria; daughters, Dr. Julia (Clint) Allerton and Deborah (Jeff) Burns both of Alexandria; daughter-in-law, Karla Orr of Frazeysburg; sisters, Donna Vines and Sherry (Rod) Downing both of KY, and fifteen grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Harmon Orr; sons, David and Steven Orr, and brother, Eddie Sparks.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heath Church of Christ. 
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Isabella “Bella” Marie Barnes of Newark, OH, July 27, 2006 – June 21, 2019

Isabella “Bella” Marie Barnes, age 12, of Newark, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home. She was born on July 27, 2006 to Kenneth Lee Barnes, Jr and Angela Marie (Kimball) Barnes in Newark, OH.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on June 28, 2019 at Spring Hills Baptist Church, 1820 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023 with Pastor Tom Pound officiating. Family will greet friends on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Bella will be laid to rest at Newark Memorial Gardens following the service.

Bella is survived by her parents, Kenneth (Tonya Dean) Barnes, Jr and Angela Barnes; siblings, Dylan Kimball, Isaiah Barnes, Brooklyn Newell, Kiersten Dean, and Dylan Dean; grandparents, Shirley Kimball, Robbin Chavis, Kenneth Lee Barnes, Sr and Cindy (Steve) Glaub; aunts, Janet Kimball, Tina Barnes, and Sandy (Tony) Vanick; uncles, Nathan (Alexis Vater) Kimball and Justin Chavis,; nephew, Brodie Dean; and best friends, Hannah Wright, Havin Oder, Addy Roe, and Makayla Ro’Meave. She also leaves behind numerous extended family and friends.

Bella was known for her cheerful demeanor and bubbly personality. She enjoyed crafts, swimming, Monster High, and movies. Bella also loved spending time with her friends, animals, and listening to music.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055 to help with funeral expenses.

Joseph H. Brown, Jr. of Frazeysburg, Ohio, April 18, 1935 – June 21, 2019

Joseph H. Brown, Jr.

 

A graveside service for Joseph H. Brown, Jr., 84, of Frazeysburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Cemetery, with Rev. Bill Jones officiating.  Military honors will be conducted by the WPAFB Honor Guard and the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

 

Joseph passed away June 21, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born April 18, 1935, in Ivyland, PA, to the late Joseph H. Brown, Sr. and Elizabeth (Thomas) Brown. He moved to Bellingham, Washington, where he was raised until his induction into the US Air Force on October 1954.  He served for 8 years and was stationed in Texas, Guam, Alaska, and Columbus, Ohio.  He met his wife Sandra Ann (Fox) Brown at the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park in 1955 and was married November 17, 1956.  They settled in Newark, Ohio in 1962.  He started work at Smelter Chevrolet, Yonkers Body Shop and Newark Asphalt before joining his son Jim’s construction company in 1992. He retired in 2000 only to operate the Big Red Barn Antique Shop in Brownsville, Ohio until his wife of over 60 years passed away in 2017.  He then moved to Frazeysburg with his son Jim.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sandy, son Joseph E. Brown (Lori) of Howard Ohio.  He is survived by his son Jim Brown and Bonny Frazee of Frazeysburg, son Thomas C. Brown of Newark, granddaughter, Ashley Brown and Ryan Runkle of Newark; grandson, Jeremy Brown of Fredericktown, OH; granddaughters, Shannon and Carly of Mt. Vernon, and many great-grandchildren.

 

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.

 

 

Rodney James Haynes of Heath, OH, October 10, 1966 – June 12, 2019

A funeral service for Rodney “Rod” James Haynes, 52, of Newark, Ohio, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Stevanus officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, at the funeral home, 985 N 21st St., Newark, Ohio. 

 

Rod passed away June 12, 2019, in B.C., Canada, while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: hiking and exploring creation. He was born October 10, 1966, in Newark, to James “Jim” Arthur Haynes (Linda) and Antoinette “Toni” Marie (Berher) Haynes.  

 

Rod was known for his passion for adventure and creativity. He worked as a sales representative for Seafoam Inc., in a position that allowed him to travel near and far. He enjoyed exploring new places during his travels. He loved nature walks and hiking, fishing, golfing, playing frisbee golf, and anything outdoors. He regularly challenged his creativity by painting and drawing beautiful things for friends and familyHe was a natural musician who could pick up a guitar and both write and learn songs instinctively. But what is loved most was his family.  

 

He is survived by his children, Tabitha Haynes, Tyler Thomas, Kimberly Haynes, and Isaac Haynes; brothers Robert Bernard and Thomas Haynes; girlfriend Tracy Yantis; and life-long friends Chris Gutridge, Brad Mathews, and Brian Jacobs. He is expecting a grandson, Syrus, in October.  

 

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Toni.  

 

Rod gave generously to Outreach for Youth Ministries in Pataskala, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to http://theoutreachministries.com 

Helen Gibbons of St. Louisville, June 9, 1930 – June 8, 2019

Helen E. Gibbons, 88, a long-time resident of St. Louisville, passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2019 at The Laurels Nursing Home in Heath, Ohio after a short illness.

She was born June 9, 1930, in Mansfield, Ohio to the late Steven I. Uzunoff and Theresa (Kissel) Uzunoff.

Helen and her late husband, Arnold S. Gibbons, owned and operated two successful businesses; Arnold Gibbons Service out of their home, and The Little Ranch Steak House and Bar on 11th and Main in Newark. Three years after Arnold’s passing, at age 70, she opened up Helen’s Family Restaurant on Mt. Vernon Rd. offering home cooking and daily specials. She managed to keep it open for eleven years until the poor economy in Newark forced her to close its doors.

Helen was an avid fan of OSU college football and a staunch advocate of spaying and neutering pets. She worked with local agencies to cut down the population of feral cats and often donated her own money to pay vet and food bills.

Helen is survived by her devoted friend and caregiver Barry K. Trout of Newark, two sons; Bruce K. (Pamela) Beam of Mansfield, and Richard K. (Laurie) Beam of Northport, Florida; one daughter, Marcia L. Scott of Laughlin, NV; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her beloved cats, Peanut and Woody.

Besides her parents and husband, Arnold, Helen was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

At Helen’s request there will be no memorial service but if you wish to remember her in a kind way please make a donation to your favorite local animal shelter or pet agency. 

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

 

Martha Mae Post of Boise, Idaho, January 3, 1933 – January 24, 2019

Martha Mae Post

 A Memorial Service for Martha Mae Post, 86, of Boise, Idaho, formerly from Newark will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday July 13th at Christian Apostolic Church located at 22 N 23rd St, Newark. Pastor Keith Sjostrand officiating.

  Martha passed away January 24, 2019 at her home in Boise. She was born January 3, 1933 in Alexandria, OH to the late Glenn and Addie (Poulton) Dague.

  Martha graduated from Newark High School. She managed Cassiday North Apts. For 10 years.

  She is survived by children, Paula (Steve) Priest of Boise, ID, Bruce (Dedra) Post of Portland, OR, and Pamela (Bob) Dressig of Eastland, OH; grandchildren, Michael (Tanya) Bruce of Lewis Center, OH, Jessica Dressig of Mentor Headlands, OH, and Jeffrey Dressig of Willoughby, OH; brother and sisters, Barb Forgrave of Newark, OH, Bob (Joan) Post of Newark, OH, and Shirley Bodem of Sarasota, FL; the best friend ever Lovona Parkhill of Newark, OH; numerous great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donsel L. Post and daughter Patti Post.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or a charity of your choice.

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

Grace Wilson of Newark, Ohio, May 6, 1922 – June 17, 2019

Grace Wilson

A funeral service for Grace Wilson, 97, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Skaggs officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.
Grace passed away June 17, 2019, at the Chestnut House.  She was born May 6, 1922, in Ironton, to the late Henry Hobert and Della (Collins) Salyer. 
Grace retired after 35 years as a manager at Clark’s Dining Room.
She is survived by her son, William (Barbara) Wilson of Newark; daughter, Judy Wilson Lehman of TN; sister, Nancy (Don) Clary of Newark; grandchildren, Brad (Diana) Lehman of TN, Brenda Lehman of TN, Trent (Whitney) Lehman of TN, Jeff Wilson of IL, and Jennifer Wilson of Columbus, and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willard Wilson; son, Willard Donald “Buddy” Wilson; brothers, Claude, Clyde, Henry “Junior”, Carl, Bob, and twins, Jim and John, and sisters, Elizabeth, Edna, Freda, and Ruth.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.