Monthly Archives: September 2019

Donna J. Anthony of Heath, Ohio, September 21, 1935 – September 29, 2019

 Donna J. Anthony

 

A funeral service for Donna J. Anthony, 84, of Heath, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Rev. Scott Campbell officiating.  Burial will follow in Jacksontown cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Donna passed away September 29, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center.  She was born September 21, 1935, in Alexandria, Ohio, to the late George B. and Violet Mildred (Lamp) Nichols, Sr.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kenneth L. Anthony; stepson, Rick (Janet) Anthony of Hebron; brother, George (Patty) Nichols, Jr. of Heath, and grandchildren, Jennifer Anthony of Westerville and Megan Anthony of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, Ohio 43056.

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

Robert Leroy Mellars of Newark, OH, July 15, 1927 – September 28, 2019

Robert L. Mellars, 92, of Newark, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center following several hospital stays due to complication of diabetes & kidney disease. He was born July 15, 1927 in Washington, PA to the late William and Octavia Mellars.

Robert received his education in the Washington Public Schools. After school, he became employed at the Universal Cyclops Steel Corp. as a cold steel roller. He entered the Army in 1945 and was transferred to the Army/Air Corps and was discharged as a Sergeant in 1947 after serving with the 58th Air Force group in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre, based in Japan. He was a recipient of the WWII Victory Medal. Upon his discharge from the service, he resumed his employment at the steel mill and later worked a short time at the Industrial Rayon Corp in Painesville, OH. He terminated his employment with the PA State Police in Washington, PA to begin working for Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Newark, OH as a tester in quality control in the Bonded Mat Department in 1951.

He is a charter member of Local 244, Glass Bottle Blowers Association (GBBA) where he served as shop steward, zone committeeman and chairman of the Business Committee. He became Local Union President in 1961 and serving his fourth term when he was appointed to the International Staff of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association as a representative in 1971. In 1974 he was assigned to the Executive Board as an Executive Officer.

During his 20 years at Owens-Corning, the International GBBA called on Bob many times to serve on special union assignments, and in 1963 he was chosen to serve on an 8-member labor exchange team and spent 3 weeks in Great Britain.

He retired in 1993 with 20 years of service with Owens Corning and 20 years of service with the GMP. Since retirement he found joy spending time with family whether it be deerhunting, working in his garden, taking care of the yards on Mellars Lane, trips to Vegas or the local casinos., making spaghetti dinners every Sunday or just playing cards He was recently recognized for his patriotism on channel 10 news and received an honorary pinning while in hospice for his service to his country.

Bob married the former Jean Martin of Newark in July of 1947 and has seven daughters. Although he had no sons, he was active in the Babe Ruth League for several years, serving as Manager of the GBBA sponsored ball team for 3 years.

Bob is survived by seven daughters, Barbara (Denny) Bebout of Heath, Bobbie Roe (Larry Miracle) of Newark, Billie Wince (Mark Phillips) of Newark, Becky (Terry) Lohrman of Tampa, FL, Brenda Copeland of Newark, Beverly Mellars-Craney of Bonita Springs, FL, and Bridgette (Brian) Keefe of Carroll, OH. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; Earl Roe, John Sherburne, Randy Wince, Robert Wince, Jessica Bradley, Jason Sherburne, Joshua Lohrman, Justin Lohrman, Timothy Copeland, Robert Copeland, Fisher Jones, Griffin Jones, Jett Jones. 18 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; one brother, Charles Mellars of Washington, PA; and one sister, Geraldine Williams of Lowell, MA. Special friends Ronnie Jones of Cleveland and Matt Schell of Newark.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Mellars; grandchildren Cameron and Cayden Wince son-in-law, Jeff Craney; brothers Roger, James and Thomas and sister Florence

Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will be Saturday at 10:00 AM with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow the service in Wilson Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

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

Beth Rene’ Riggs of Newark, January 25, 1960 – September 27, 2019

A celebration of life for Beth Rene` Riggs, 59, of Newark, will be Friday,  Oct 4th from 2-5pm, with service to start at 4pm at Spring Hills Baptist church, fireside room. Private graveside service will be held Oct. 10th. Beth was called home to live her eternal life on September 27, 2019. She passed away at her home after courageously fighting a 6 year battle with cancer. She was born January 25, 1960 in Newark to the late Jimmy Lewis Riggs and Susan (Watt) Bagent.

Beth was born and raised in Newark, Ohio and graduated from Newark High School in 1978. Her greatest accomplishments were her three daughters and four grandchildren. The relationship she held with her daughter’s was one of stability, loyalty and dedication. She was always sure to make time for them and enjoyed her role as Grandma. Her passion was watching her superstar granddaughters play softball and frequently asked them to hit a homerun for Grandma, which they did, many times. She attended every game her health & schedule allowed her to. Her two young grandson’s kept her in laughter (along with everyone else), with their vibrant personalities and sweet voices. Although Beth had many hobbies such as crafting & sewing, she was a real water and sun enthusiast. Boating, jet skiing & swimming (or should I say laying out by the pool) were activities the entire family enjoyed with her throughout her life. She loved visiting the beach with friends and family and sadly was unable to make the last scheduled family beach trip. Beth was employed as an administrative coordinator for Licking County Board of Development Disabilities for 23 years were she made many friends and touched many lives. Beth was a member of Spring Hills Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters Stephanie (Justin) Jardine, Kelly (Dan) Arruda, Katie (Chris) Rogers; sisters Jill (Charlie) Latham, Mindy (Mike) Taggart, Dena (Mark) Walsh, grandchildren Katlyn Jardine, Makayla Jardine, Landon Arruda and Logan Arruda; stepfather Kenneth Bagent.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Susann Riggs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430

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

Beth Rene Riggs of Newark, January 25, 1960 – September 27, 2019

Beth Rene Riggs, 59, of Newark, died Friday, September 27, 2019 at her home. She was born January 25, 1960 in Newark to the late Jimmy and Susan (Watt) Riggs.

Celebration of Life services are pending.

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Mary Katheryn Smith of St. Louisville, OH, July 15, 1920 – September 26, 2019

Mary K. Smith, age 99, of St. Louisville, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2019. She was born on July 15, 1920 to the late George and Alice (Jones) Moxley in St. Louisville, OH.

A graveside service will be held 11:30am on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Wilson Cemetery, 4254 Marion Rd, Newark, OH.

Mary graduated from Utica High School in 1938. She loved to cook and bake, and found a job doing just that at the Maple Inn. She was famous for her white chocolate cakes. During WWII, Mary worked for the Ammunitions Department in Huntsville and for Redston Arsenal. In her free time, she liked to garden and quilt. Mary was very active in the St. Louisville United Methodist Church and enjoyed helping sew choir robes.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Jean) Guyot of Huntsville, AL, Janet (Terry) Minor of Newark, and John A. Barrett of St. Louisville; grandchildren, Tom (Theresa) Robinson, Frank (Mickey) Robinson, and Renae Mitchell; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Barrett; second husband, Ronald F. Smith; and brothers, Don Moxley, William Moxley, and Joseph Moxley.

In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to Newton Township Fire Department, PO Box 182, St. Louisville, OH 43071 or to St. Louisville United Methodist Church, 127 N sugar St, St Louisville, OH 43071 or to Hospice of Central Ohio PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff and Alter Care North and to Hospice of Central Ohio for all their care and compassion for Mary.

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

Gregory Steven Decker, Sr. of Newark, Ohio, December 5, 1955 – September 21, 2019

Gregory Steven Decker, Sr.

 

A funeral service for Gregory Steven Decker, Sr., 63, of Newark, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Steve passed away September 21, 2019, at his residence.  He was born December 5, 1955, in Newark, to the late Robert Decker and Barbara (Crawmer) Brewer and Gene Brewer.

Steve retired from ArmorSource.

He is survived by his children, Jaime (AJ) Knapp of Beverly, Michael Decker of Newark, Barbara Decker of Maine, Jessica (Tim) Noyes of Maine, and Gregory (Misty) Decker, Jr. of Newark; siblings, Linda Meek, Mike (Christine) Decker, Sherry (Steve) Finney, Michelle Brewer, and Terry (Marilyn) Brewer all of Newark, and Mark (Kim) Brewer of Girard; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and girlfriend, Tina Avery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by step-father, Gene Brewer and a son, Jeremy Wiley.

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

Lawrence Paul Jones of Newark, OH, February 3, 1921 – September 22, 2019

Lawrence P. Jones, 98, of Newark, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Riverside Landing Nursing Care in McConnelsville, OH. He was born February 3, 1921 to Ralph and Vinnie Jones in Perry County. He married Julia (Larig) on September 7, 1940 and together they raised four children.

Lawrence served in the Army during WWII. He was retired from Rockwell International after many years of service. He was a member of the Newark Eagles #387, Licking County Shrine Club; Farmers Lodge #153 of Fredonia, Scottish Rite Free Masonry, and American Legion Post #85.

He is survived by son; Jerry (Bev) of Newark; two daughters, Diana (Jim) Love of Galipolis, OH, and Lorna Rutter of Corning, OH; nine grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; daughter, Judy Eickel; four brothers; one sister, and one granddaughter.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11-1 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 Wally McLaughlin officiating. Entombment will follow the service in Newark Memorial Gardens Mausoleum where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

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Gregory Steven Decker, Sr. of Newark, Ohio, December 5, 1955 – September 22, 2019

Gregory Steven Decker, Sr.

 

A funeral service for Gregory Steven Decker, Sr., 63, of Newark, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Steve passed away September 22, 2019, at his residence.  He was born December 5, 1955, in Newark, to the late Robert and Barbara (Crawmer) Decker.

Steve retired from ArmorSource.

He is survived by his children, Jaime (AJ) Knapp of Beverly, Michael Decker of Newark, Barbara Decker of Maine, Jessica (Tim) Noyes of Maine, and Gregory (Misty) Decker, Jr. of Newark; siblings, Linda Meek, Mike (Christine) Decker, Sherry (Steve) Finney, Michelle Brewer, and Terry (Marilyn) Brewer all of Newark, and Mark (Kim) Brewer of Gerald; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and girlfriend, Tina Avery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Wiley.

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

Donna Marlene Greathouse of Heath, OH, July 3, 1938 – September 21, 2019

Donna Marlene Greathouse, age 81, of Heath, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. She was born on July 3, 1938 to the late Harry and Lena (Twigg) Thompson in Newark, OH.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Christian Apostolic Church, 22 N. 23rd St, Newark, OH 43055. Donna will be laid to rest at Newark Memorial Gardens.

Donna loved being active in Christian Apostolic Church and spending time with her church family. In her free time, she liked to travel, and sight see or just sit and watch the wildlife that came into her yard.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Dale Greathouse. She also leaves behind her children, Dalene (Dale) Yokum and Randolph Greathouse; grandchildren, Miranda (Scott) Huey, Brittany (Jay) Lytle, Victoria Greathouse, and Lauren Greathouse; great grandchildren, Kaylin, Brooklyn, and Josiah; and siblings, Glen Thompson, May (Earl) Richardson, Marie Sunkel, Joyce Wyde, and Debbie Parsons.

In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Thompson, and sister, June Thompson.

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

Hermine “Mimi” Foxall of Heath, OH, May 28, 1926 – September 21, 2019

Hermine “Mimi” Foxall, age 93, of Heath, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was born on May 28, 1926 to the late John and Flora (Lichtner) Steinman in Zanesville, OH.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Heath United Methodist Church, 1149 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH 43056. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mimi was a long-time member of Heath United Methodist Church. She spent her life being kind and generous to others. She also volunteered with Licking Memorial Hospital and at Granville Christian Academy.

Mimi is survived by her children, Jacquie Foxall and Jeff (Kerrie) Foxall; grandson, Joel Foxall; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Laura Luth, and special neighbors, Wendy and Dana.

In addition to her parents, Mimi is preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Foxall; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

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

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