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Dailey, Howard Russell

Howard R. Dailey, age 82, Saturday, October 2, 1999, at Regency Manor Care Center in Columbus. Born December 23, 1916, in Crooksville, OH. Retired from Capital City Products Co.; US Army Veteran WWII. Preceded in death by wife Clarice; parents, Stace Arthur & Mary Ann Ervin Dailey; 3 brothers Johnney, Clarence "Pete", and Robert "Bob", 5 sisters Lorena "Mimi" Dailey Brown, Margaret Dailey Brown, Emma Dailey Norris, Ruth Dailey Woods, and Jeanette Dailey Storts. Survived by 2 step-sons and a daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cox of Columbus, and Thomas Cox, 2 half brothers, Jack and Barb Sanborn of New Lexington, and Richard and Bonnie Sanborn of Holly Hill, Fla.; half sister, Peggy (Charlie) O'Dell of Daytona Beach, Fla., and 2 step-grandchildren. Calling hours are 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm Sunday October 3, 1999, at the Goebel Funeral Home 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville, Ohio. Funeral Service 1pm Monday, October 4, 1999, at the funeral home, Rev. Richard O. Rothemich officiating. Burial Crooksville Cemetery with military honors.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, October 3, 1999

Dailey, Robert William

Robert W. Dailey, 54, of 621 E. Town St., Columbus, formerly of Crooksville, died at 1:15 pm Monday, at Grant Hospital in Columbus, where he had been a patient since April 1. Mr. Dailey was born May 12, 1926, in Perry County, the son of Stace and Mary Ervin Dailey. Before his illness, Mr. Dailey was employed by Ross Laboratories of Columbus. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of World War II and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Crooksville. Surviving are his wife, the former Faye White; three brothers, Howard Dailey of Columbus, and Jack and Richard Sanborn of New Lexington, and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Brown and Mrs. Lenora Brown, both of Crooksville, Mrs. Emma Norris of New Lexington, and Mrs. Peggy O'Dell of New Jersey. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today at the Crooksville chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home, where services will be held at 1 pm Thursday with the Rev. James Freshour officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Unknown

Dallas, Mrs. Edith B.

Former resident of New Straitsville Dies - Mrs. Edith B. Dallas, 63, Barnesville, a native of New Straitsville, died yesterday. She was the daughter of Elmer and Mary Hoodlet Patton of New Straitsville.  Survivors include her husband, Burl Dallas of Barnesville; her parents; a sister, Mrs. Mabel D. Thomas of Columbus; a brother, Howard E. Patton of New Lexington.  The body is at the Mills & Brown Funeral Home in New Straitsville where friends may call at any time. Funeral services will be held there at 2 p. m. Thursday with the Rev. W. E. Martin officiating. Burial will be in the the New Straitsville Cemetery. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Wednesday, March 23, 1955
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Dalrymple, Wanda

Funeral services for Wanda Dalrymple, four year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dalrymple of Rose Farm, who died Saturday in Bethesda Hospital from burns received three weeks ago, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Church of Christ at Rose Farm. Rev. Spayd officiated, and interment was made in the Crooksville Cemetery by Cannon & Cannon. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, July 24, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Daniels, Carl Lester

Thornville: Carl Lester Daniels, 76, of Thornville, passed away from this life into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 2, 2012.  A funeral service, celebrating Carl's life, will be held at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, 2600 Walnut Road, Millersport, on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Bill Beard officiating.  Interment will be at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville.
Carl was a life long resident of Thornville, the son of Ivan Virgel and Areba Fern (Jourdan) Daniels. Carl was an avid Ford man. He loved horse back riding, pulling tractors, auctions and antiquing and loved restoring old tractors. He retired from Bus Service Inc. in 2006. Carl was a skilled truck mechanic for 50 years. He attended Thornville High School, was a past fireman for Thornville Fire Department, past member of the Central Ohio Tractor Pulling Club and a member of Lighthouse Memorial Church.  Carl is survived by his loving family, wife: Jean of 35 years, children: Kelly (Kim Daniels, Susan (Terry) Hill, Richard Daniels and Ginger (Geoff) Hall, stepsons: Michael (Jennifer) Brunn and Jeffrey (Theresa) Brunn, grandchildren: Jason, Niki, Joshua, Alex, Kara, Geoffrey, Gregg, Garth and Autumn, step grandchildren: Scott, Jennifer, Amber, Ashley, Afton, Jessica and Jordan, 11 great grandchildren, brothers: Jerry (Theresa) Daniels and Lewis (Jacque) Daniels, many nieces and nephews, mother-in-law: Wilma Jones, brothers-in-law: Bob and Bill Jones, and Steve (Mary) Mohler.  He is preceded in death by his parents: Ivan and Areba Daniels, father-in-law: Wayne Jones and sister-in-law: Carolyn Brown.
Calling hours will be at the Hoskinson Schoedinger Funeral Home, 56 South Main Street, Thornville, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and from 10:00 - 11:00 am on Thursday at the Lighthouse Memorial Church. An on-line guest register is available at  Memorial Contributions may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 or Fair HoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130  A special heartfelt thank you to Kristin Johnson and the RN's at Autumn at the Lake.  Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Daniels Family.

Source:  Unknown

Danison, Flo

Funeral services for Mrs. Danison, 62, Glenford, were held Monday p.m. at the Charles R. Boring Funeral Home with Rev. Earse Mauler officiating. Burial was made in Highland Cemetery, Glenford. Mrs. Danison died Thursday night at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.  She was born May 4, 1903, a daughter of George and Ira Curtis Taylor and was a member of Hopewell Methodist Church.  Survivors are four sons, Gerald, Glenford; Warren, Newark; Donald, Columbus; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Monford Taylor, Buchanan, Mich.; Scott Taylor, South Bend, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Pennington, South Zanesville.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, Sept. 16, 1965

Danison, Gerald V.

Mr. Danison, 44, Glenford, died Nov. 22 at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. He had not been ill.  He was born May 22, 1922, a son of Fred K. and the late Flo Taylor Danison. He was a member of Hopewell Methodist Church and was a rural mail carrier out of the Glenford Post Office, having been with the postal service since 1951. He was a World War II veteran and served with the Air Force in the European Theater.  Other survivors are his wife, Olive; a daughter, Teresa, Newark; a step-daughter, Mrs. Kay Springer, Columbus; three brothers, Warren, Newark; Donald, Columbus and Gene, Akron.  Services were held Saturday at Thornville Chapel of Charles R. Boring Funeral Home. Rev. H. L. McDaniel officiaited and burial was in Highland Cemetery, Glenford.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, Nov. 30, 1966

Danison, Mary Catherine

Rites For Mrs. Danison Held Tuesday Morning Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine Danison were held Tuesday morning at St. Joseph’s Church with Rev. Father Yonkus officiating. Mrs. Danison, widow of George Danison, and a native of Somerset, died at her home in Lancaster Saturday evening after a brief illness. Surviving are five sons; Michael of New Lexington, William and James, both of Lancaster, Walter and George of Columbus; four daughters; Mrs. Dorothy Miller of Worthington, Mrs. Mary Campbell of Columbus, Mrs. Bertha Paskins of Sugar Grove, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ails of Lancaster; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Kline of Somerset; three brothers, Thomas Metzger and Frank Metzger, both of Somerset, and Walter Metzger of Oklahoma; 24 grandchildren. The body rested at Thomas Funeral Home where friends called, and remained there until time for the services. Burial was made in St. Joseph’s Cemetery under the direction of Byron Thomas. (Dated April 10, 1954)

Source: No source submitted
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Daugherty, Bernard Mrs.

Mrs. Bernard Daughtery, 75, died at her home in Shawnee Tuesday evening of complications.  Surviving are one son, Pat Daugherty, Shawnee and one daughter, Mrs. P. L. Whitmer, Columbus.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning.

Source:  The Zanesville Signal, 1 Oct 1931

Daugherty, John E. "Quack"

Lancaster: John E. "Quack" Daugherty, 90 of Lancaster passed away Tuesday August 7, 2012 at the Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on June 9, 1922 in New Straitville, OH to the late Daniel and Mary (McAleer) Daugherty. Quack retired from Rao-Vac. He devoted living his life for others.  Quack is survived his by daughters Monica Daugherty and Veronica Wengrzyn; special grandsons Andy Bowman and Christopher Lee Bowman; special granddaughter Danyette Bowman-Cotton, numerous additional grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother Charles (Companion Lois) Daugherty. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley (Kehl) Daugherty; parents; siblings Francis, Thomas, Daniel, Agnes, and Catherine.  Private Services will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. The Sheridan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To send an online condolence and sign guestbook, please visit and click obituaries.

Source:  (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette August 8, 2012) 

Davidson, Beverley Loughman

Thornville: Beverley (Loughman) Davidson, 73, of Thornville, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012. She was born on June 15, 1938 in Newark, Ohio to the late Herbert and Elsie (Bauman) Loughman. Bev was a Red Cross swimming instructor for 50 years and a regular participant in the Millersport Community Theatre Minstrels. She was also the former owner of Village Lanes Bowling Alley in Thornville. Bev was a member of South Shore Ministries and Am.Vets. Ladies Auxiliary, Thornport. She loved playing cards, swimming, making and selling crafts, and spending time with her grandkids.  She is survived by her loving family: daughters: Stacy Ours, of Thornville and Faith Davidson, of Newark; 5 grandchildren: Kaylie Mastel, of Lancaster, Lucas Dees, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Briellen, Harley and Nash Ours, all of Thornville; 2 great-grandchildren, Trystan and Easton; lifelong friends, Bonnie Goldsberry and Julia Cooperrider; and special friends, Lee and Mel Crader.  A memorial service, celebrating Bev's life, will be held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Thornville home of Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main St., with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. 
Family and friends may call at the Funeral Home from 4:00pm until the time of services on Wednesday.  The family would like to thank Pastor Doug Lynn, Kristen and Autumn At The Lake Healthcare Center, Heartland Fairfield Care Center and Heartland Hospice for their care and support.  Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Condolences may be sent to  Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Davidson family.

Source:  Unknown

Davidson, Rachel Owens

Former Superintendent Dies
Services will be held in Shreveport, La. today for Rachel Owens Davidson, 83, former superintendent of public schools in East Cleveland, Ohio.  Mrs. Davidson died here Saturday after a brief illness. She moved from Cleveland two months ago to live with a daughter. She had also served as a superintendent in Perry County, Ohio.

Source:  (Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), July 12, 1971

Davis, Andrew

Andrew, son of Nathan and Lucretia Davis, was born at Middleport, Ohio, on August 2, 1856 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George McLain in Columbus on February 2, 1935. He was united in marriage to Margaret Hughes in Pomeroy, Ohio, on April 21, 1877, and to this union six children were born. His wife and one son Harry preceded him in death. He was a member of Kincaid Lodge No. 565 I.O.O.F. of this place and had been a resident of Shawnee for forty-nine years. A kind and loving father no finer tribute could be paid to his memory. He leaves to mourn their loss five children: William of Breeze Ill, Mrs. Elizabeth McLain and Louis Davis of Columbus, Phillip of Zanesville and Mrs. Neil Hommon, of Pleasantville, one sister Mrs. Addie Sinfield of Columbus, twelve grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services, conducted Rev. Fredric Ross were held at the family residence last Saturday afternoon and interment made in Shawnee cemetery. The following out of town relatives and friends attended the funeral; Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, Mr. Charles Kline and son Harry, Mrs. John White, Mr. John Amberg, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shaner of Columbus, Miss Catherine Davis of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hammon, Mr. Herbert Ebert, Mrs. Ruth Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Homer McBride, Mr. and Mrs. Reed Caldwell, Mr. William Hammon, Mrs. Joe Hardy and son John of Zanesville, Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford and son, Mrs. Alfred Morris and Mr. Hugh Cunningham of Glouster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kishler and son Charles, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Kishler of Junction City, D. J. Lewis of New Lexington, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Griggs and daughter Helen of Maxville.

Source: The People's Advocate, March 8, 1935
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Davis, Helen

Word was received of the death of Miss Helen Davis, youngest daughter of Rev. F. S. Davis, who was stationed at Sixth Street Church prior to Rev. Fagan.  Miss Davis died in New Lexington, O. 

Source:  Portsmouth Daily Times - Portsmouth, O. - Thursday, March 1, 1917

Davis, John C.

John C. Davis, 72, of Straitsville Dies - John C. Davis, 72, of New Straitsville died in an Athens Hospital, Saturday at 12:30 p. m. of bronchial pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Fannie; three sons, Harry L. of New Straitsville, Arthur of Columbus and James of Newark; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Rife, Toledo, Mrs. Dorothy Seeger and Mrs. Frieda Klouse, both of Columbus; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Baptist Church in New Straitsville with the Rev. Owen Plumley officiating. Burial will be made in the New Straitsville Cemetery by Mills 7 Brown Funeral Service. The body will be at the residence where friends may call. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday. July 11, 1955
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Davis, Mary Holt 

Mrs. Mary Davis, 72, Dies at Straitsville - Mrs. Mary Holt Davis, 72, lifelong resident of New Straitsville, died suddenly at her home at 8 p. m. Friday. Although she had been ill for a week, it was thought that her recovery was almost complete.  She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Bowery Holt. She is survived by her husband, William J. Davis; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Newman of Chauncey and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the New Straitsville Methodist Church with the Rev. Owen Plumley and the Rev. Willard F. Noce officiating. Burial by the Mills & Brown Funeral Home will be made in the New Straitsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until time for service. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Saturday, January 21, 1956
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Deavers, Harry

Harry Deavers, age 61, after a prolonged illness died at his home in Bristol last Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment made in the New Lexington Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and six children. Mr. Deavers was a brother to Mrs. Austin Nicholas of this place.

Source: The People's Advocate, July 5, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Decot, Albin

Rites at Somerset for Albin Decot Somerset - Funeral services for Albin J. Decot, of Somerset, will be held at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the St. Joseph's Catholic church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Decot died Tuesday morning at his home following a recent stroke of apoplexy. He was a lifetime resident of the Somerset vicinity. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emelda McLean Decot; three sons, John Decot of Westerville and James and Robert Decot, of Bexley; three daughters, Mrs. Willard Stoltz, of Junction City, Mrs. Wayne Householder and Mrs. Charles Miller, of Bexley; a brother, Frank Decot, of Somerset, and a sister, Miss Veronica Decot, of the home.  

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; May 8, 1940, page 8
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Decot, Clara Emelda

Somerset - Clara Emelda Decot, 84, former New Straitsville resident, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in Murphy Nursing Home, Rushville.  Born Aug. 3, 1877, in Shawnee, she was the daughter of James and Ann Bow McLean.  She is survived by three sons, John of Columbus, James of Blacklick, and Robert of Somerset; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Mary Stoltz, and Mrs. Sarah Householder, both of Junction City and Mrs. Ruth Ortman of Sunberry; a brother, John McLean and a sister, Mrs. Julia Fealty of New Straitsville; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Her husband Albin preceded her in death. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call at Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset.  

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; August 7, 1961, Monday; page 5
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 3 Aug 1877, Shawnee, Perry County, Ohio; died 6 Aug 1961, Rushville, Fairfield County, Ohio

Deerfield, Harold

Harold Edward Deerfield, 70, of Denton, Ky., passed away Thursday, May 11, at his home. Mr. Deerfield was born June 28, 1935, in Denton, a son of the late Charles Edward Deerfield and Goldie Young Deerfield. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Stiles Deerfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a heavy equipment operator for Local 181, retired after 40 years, a member of the VFW Post 3705 and a member of the American Legion 342. He is survived by his daughters, Tina Lou Deerfield Thornbury and son-in-law, Kevin of Hitchins, Ky., and Christine Schurmann and son-in-law, Gerd of Essen, Germany; his son, Harold Bruce Deerfield and daughter-in-law, Della of Richmond, Ky.; his grandchildren, Amanda, Shanna and Jason Deerfield of Richmond, Nichole and Taylor Thornbury of Denton and Stefan and Katrin Schurmann of Germany; and his sisters, Wilma Jean Riffe of Grayson, Ky., and Sue Vance of Somerset, Ky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou; his three brothers, Charles William, Fred Marvin and Clifford Eugene Deerfield and his sister, Virginia Ruth Jarvis. Funeral services for Mr. Deerfield will be Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. William Martin will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call tonight, May 12, from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to

Source: The Daily Independent, May 12, 2006

Delong, Hazel Faye

Funeral Saturday For DeLong Child - Funeral services for Hazel Faye DeLong, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip B. DeLong, of Redfield in Perry County, who died Friday morning (Jan. 26) at her home following three days’ illness of scarlet fever, will be conducted privately Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Bateman Funeral Home in this city. Rev. Mr. Doeskin of Somerset will officiate and burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery.  Besides the parents, the child is survived by a brother, Philip B. DeLong, Jr. of the home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Eppley of near Crooksville and a number of aunts and uncles.
The body will remain at the funeral home until time for removal to the cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 27 Jan 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Delong, Philip

Philip DeLong Dies Sunday - Philip B. DeLong, 41, of Glenford Rt. 2, and the brother of William B. DeLong of 56 South 5th Street, died at 11 o’clock Sunday morning at his home after an illness of 1 year.  The son of Jesse C. and Ida Brumage DeLong, he was born January 15, 1905 in Clayton Township, Perry County, where he had lived his entire life until last April when he moved to Glenford. He had been a farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada DeLong of the home; one son, Philip B. DeLong, Jr. and one daughter, Mrs. Eunice M. DeLong, both of the home; his brother, here. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Dutch Hill.  Services will take place at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. A. H. Diers? officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence Monday afternoon from the Hearing – Bryan – DeLong Funeral Home. 

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, October 7, 1946
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Denison, Irene Katherine

GLENFORD - Irene Katherine Denison, 97, formerly of Glenford, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Pataskala Oaks Nursing Home in Pataskala. She was born on Nov. 1, 1910, to the late Homer Calvin and Gertrude Gordon Mechling. She graduated from Glenford Hopewell Township High School and Capital University. She taught elementary at Stockbergers Madison Rural, Thornville and Glenford for a total of 28 years. Irene was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Thornville, Perry County Retired Teachers, former member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Glenford Garden Club and Farm Bureau Council 1-G. Irene is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane (Ron) Sterrett of New Carlisle; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom (Linda) Denison of Pataskala; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Mechling; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Bob "Robert" Williams; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Floyd Denison in August 1992; sister Evelyn Foucht; and brothers, Harold, Eugene, Carl, Ralph and Bernard Mechling.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Morlock officiating. There will be an hour of calling prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Glenford. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made at: Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; obtained on their website in 2007 at
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Dennis, Leroy Grant

New Straitsville – Funeral services for Leroy Grant Dennis, 70, native of New Straitsville, were held at the Glenn L. Myers Funeral Home in Columbus this afternoon with Rev. Stanley Jeffrey officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.   Mr. Dennis died Monday at the Veteran’s Hospital in Chillicothe.  Born in New Straitsville, he had resided in Columbus for 50 years. He was a member of the Spanish – American War Veteran’s Camp.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jane Golding and Mrs. Matilda Holt, both of Columbus.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Friday, April 9, 1948
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Denny, Mrs. Anna

Mrs. Ann S. Denny, aged 86, widow of the late W. B. Denny, died at her home on the Rehobeth Road this morning at one o'clock of infirmities incident to her age. She was born in Rehobeth and her whole life was spent in that community. She is survived by one son, Newton J. Denny, at home, one daughter, Mrs. John Farbeann, Zanesville, five grandchildren and seven grandchildren (great grandchildren?). Funeral services will be held at Rehobeth M. E. Church, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. H. L. Henthorne of Junction City. Birkimer & Sons are in charge.

Source: The Daily Sentinel, July 31, 1930
Submitter: Cris Reed

Denny, Evelyn Mae (Young)

Evelyn Mae (Young) Denny, 85, of New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio, died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007, at Sun Bridge Care Center, New Lexington. She was born November 1, 1921, in McLuney, Harrison Township, Perry County, Ohio to the late Wilbur Glenn and Lelia Gertrude (Lanning) Young. She married Robert Owen Denny (1919-2003) on December 14, 1940. She lived the last 65 years in Clayton Township.  She was a graduate of McLuney High School. Evelyn was a member of the First Methodist Church of New Lexington: Chancel Choir, Flossie Wilbur Circle, Sunday school teacher, and the long-time hostess between services. She was a member of the New Lexington Music Study Club and the Ladies Social Country Club and in later years entertained many as a clown. She was an award-winning artist member of the Southeastern Ohio Watercolor Society. In her early years she worked as a seamstress, as an elementary school cook in the New Lexington Schools, and as an advertising  salesperson for the Perry County Tribune. Evelyn's survivors include her five children, Ronald D. Denny of New Lexington, OH, Donald E. (Nancy) Denny of Columbus, OH, Roberta Sue McGee of West Palm Beach, FL, Norman L. Denny of Thornville, OH, and Mark R. (Silver) Denny of Columbus; her sister, Betty Jean (Young) Gordon of Caldwell, OH; and brother, Bobby D. Young of Zanesville, OH; a sister-in-law, Grace Eileen Kaffenberger of Lancaster, OH; and a brother-in-law, Richard Louis (Gloria) Denny of Hebron, OH. She was preceded in death by her brother Norman Fredrick Young (1919-2000). She will be missed by grandchildren, Robert Henry (Karen) Denny, Baltimore, OH, Michael Leslie (Teresa) Denny, Marengo, OH, Todd Andrew (Karen) Denny, North Pole, Alaska, Mark Allen (Sarah) Denny, Worthington, OH, Roxane Renee Love, Green Acres, FL, Jaclyn Renee Denny, Buckeye Lake, OH and Kara Nicole Denny, Minneapolis, MN; two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will welcome friends at the ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington on Sunday, October 28 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Service will be celebrated at the Roberts Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, with Rev. Richard Newlon and Joel Harbarger officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in New Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 126 S. High St., New Lexington, OH 43764 or to a charity of choice. "Sign the online guestbook at" 

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio; October 27, 2007 (obtained online
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 1 Nov 1921 McLuney, Perry County, Ohio; died 25 Oct 2007, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio 

Devine, Harold S. (Bill)

Bill Devine Dies in Home Harold S. (Bill) Devine, 77, of 46 N. Pine St., an Advocate employee of 61 years, died Wednesday afternoon in his home. Mr. Devine was born March 24, 1895, in Newark, son of the late Dana and Ella Reigger Devine. He started at The Advocate as a paper boy in 1910, became an office boy, a pressman, and was promoted to superintendent of the pressroom in 1914.  He was the only living honorary charter life member of the International Printing Pressmen & Assistance Union of North America No. 245.  He retired from The Advocate early this year. Mr. Devine was a member of St. Frances de Sales Church and the YMCA. His wife, Minnie B. Lanning Devine, died April 13, 1962.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia McCandlish of Newark; three grandchildren, Edward L. Wisener Jr. of Madison, Wis., Mrs. Virginia Gilbert of Normal, Ill., and Mrs. Darlene Wisener of Newark; and eight great-grandchildren.  A requiem mass will be said at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Frances de Sales Church, with burial following in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Egan Funeral Home, with wake services 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

Source:  The Newark Advocate, Newark, Ohio; April 6, 1972, Thursday; page 2
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Bill was the husband of Minnie B. (Lanning) Devine.  Minnie’s parents were Samuel Ellis (1870-1941) and Martha L. “Mattie” (Shimel) (1873-1915) Lanning.  

Devine, Minnie Belle

Mrs. Minnie Belle Devine, 67, wife of Harold S. Devine, of 46 N. Pine St., a patient in University Hospital, Columbus, since March 26, died at 12 noon Friday.  In failing health a year, her condition became serious three weeks ago. A resident of Newark since childhood, she was born Dec. 16, 1894, in Old Straitsville, Perry County, the daughter of Samuel and Martha (Shimel) Lanning.  Prior to her marriage to Harold S. Devine in 1913, she was associated with the Styron-Beggs Co., Newark.  Mr. and Mrs. Devine would have observed their 49th wedding anniversary Oct. 29, 1962.  She had been a member of the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are her husband, foreman of The Advocate press room; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia McCandlish of Newark; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Lanning, and one sister, Mrs. John F. Koontz, both of Newark.  A brother is deceased. The funeral will be held at 9:30 a. m. Monday, with a requiem mass in St. Francis de Sales Church and burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Egan Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday.  

Source:  The Newark Advocate, Newark, Ohio; April 14, 1962, Saturday; page 15
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Dickerson, John C.

New Lexington – John C. Dickerson, 69, of New Lexington, died at 2:15 p. m. Thursday (May 18) of an apparent heart attack while mowing his lawn.  He was born Aug. 14, 1898 in Gallia County, a son of John and Ella Keck Dickerson. He had retired from Ludowici – Celadon Tile Company here in 1964.  He was a member of Eagles Lodge here.  Surviving are his widow, Wilhelmina (Tena); two sons, Clyde of New Lexington and John Jr. of Moxahala; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Keister of New Lexington Route 1, Mrs. Anna Middaugh of Junction City Route 1, Mrs. Wilhelmina Crooks of New Straitsville, Mrs. Lenora McMillan of Crooksville and Mrs. Helen Mattis of Thornville Route 2; 17 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Snyder and Ella Dickerson, both of Newark.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Chute – Wiley Funeral Home here with rev. William Frits officiating. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p. m. today at the funeral home. Eagles Lodge will conduct services at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (Died May 16, 1968)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Dike, Mark

Mark Dike Dead Rites for Mark Dike, 79, who passed away yesterday afternoon, will be held at the Block Funeral home here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Robert Scott, pastor of the Church of Christ, will be in charge, and burial will be at the Greenwood cemetery.  Death claimed Mr. Dike at his home in the Canning Creek community just before his eightieth birthday.  He would have reached that milestone on July 15.  Born at New Lexington, O., July 15, 1872, he moved to Nebraska with his family when he was 5 years old and came to Council Grove in the spring of 1922.  He had farmed here since.  Mr. Dike had been in failing health for the past three months.  Surviving him are his wife and the following children:  Leonard Dike of the home, John Dike, Leo Dike and Charles Dike of Council Grove, Mrs. Lucille Rioth of Smith Center and Joseph Rioth of Wichita.  He leaves also one brother, I. J. Dike of Denver, and eight grandchildren.  

Source:  Council Grove Republican, Council Grove, Kansas; June 30, 1952, Monday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 15 Jul 1872 in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio; died 29 Jun 1952 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. Mark was the son of John (1829-1905) and Sarah (Hoy) 1833-1898) Dike of Perry County, Ohio who moved to Richardson County, Nebraska. 

Diller, John

 July 8 became a day of mourning to the family of John Diller, one of the oldest and most respected farmers of Butler County.  On that day Mrs. Alcinda Diller nee Hoy, after an illness of several months, passed from this life and entered the glorious beyond.  Tuberculosis of the lungs hastened her end and bereaved the husband of a faithful wife and the children of a loving mother at the age of 59 years, ten months and three days.  Mrs. J. Diller, daughter of James and Malinda Hoy, was born September 5, 1845.  In the year 1868 she was married to John Diller, which union was blessed with twelve children, five sons and seven daughters, two sons having preceded their mother into eternity.  Baptized in the year 1870 she became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church of which church she remained a faithful member and also reared her children in the same faith.  In the year 1875 the family immigrated to Kansas where she remained until the day of her departure to her eternal home in heaven.  A large concourse of people followed the remains to the Sycamore cemetery, where Rev. J. C. Lange, of Stillwater, Okla., after words of comfort having been spoken from Hebrews 14:13 to the sorrowing family, conducted the interment according to the simple and impressive rites of the Lutheran church July 10.  May she rest in peace and the light eternal lighten her.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, says the Spirit, they shall rest from their labor and their good works do follow them. 

Source:  El Dorado Republican, El Dorado, Kansas; July 21, 1905, Friday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 5 Sep 1845 in Perry County, Ohio; died 8 Jul 1906, Cassoday, Butler County, Kansas. Daughter of James and Malinda (Skinner) Hoy of Perry County, Ohio

Diller, John

Death Claims John Diller Aged 74  John Diller, 74, old settler in Sycamore township, died at this home Wednesday after an illness extending over four or five years.  Mr. Diller and his wife came to Kansas in the early '70's and located where they have since lived, about six miles southwest of Cassoday.  He was a prominent man in his township and has a wide circle of friends throughout the county, especially among the old timers who have cause to remember many of his kindnesses.  Surviving are his aged widow (sic - she died in 1905) and children:  Mrs. Jennie Welty, Mrs. Lily Griffin, Mrs. Linda Parson (sic), Mrs. Dorothy Harsh; Misses Annie, Lulu and Melda Diller; John, Leonard and James Diller, all of Sycamore township.  The funeral will be held Friday morning from the Lutheran church, Cassoday, of which Mr. Diller had been an active member.  Interment will be made in the Cassoday cemetery. 

Source:  The Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Kansas; May 23, 1912, Thursday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  He was the son of John Jr. (ca 1818-1859) and Dortha (Silleman) (1825-1878) Diller

Diller, Michael

Michael Diller was born in Reading township, Perry County, Ohio, on the 4th day of September, 1829, and departed this life on the 28th day of February, 1907; aged 77 years, 5 months and 24 days. He was baptized in infancy, and was confirmed in the St. John’s Evang. Lutheran church at the age of 15 years, and always held firmly to that faith. He was married to Mary M. Barnes on April 13, 1854. To this union were born 9 children, 3 sons and 6 daughters, 3 daughters have preceded him to the spirit land. He leaves to mourn his departure, an aged widow, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 35 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He is the last member of a family of 9 children. His parents were John and Julia Anne (Whiteline) Diller. They were of German ancestry and came to this country from Germany in the year of 1822. Mr. Diller was well known throughout Perry County. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and dearly beloved by those who knew him best. He followed farming all his life, an occupation he loved so well. He was always industrious. He was honest and right in all his dealing with his fellow-man. No man ever questioned his honesty or integrity. The funeral services were held at his residence on Sunday morning, March 3, Rev. W. E. Harsh, officiating. His remains were interred in the New Lexington cemetery. He has fought a good fight; he has finished his course, and we hope and trust that to the end of his days he has kept the faith once delivered to the saints, and has therefore found eternal rest beyond the grave. We will cherish his name fondly until we too shall pay the debt of death. Then we find the grave to which we are going, the entrance to a better and holier life beyond – a life of blissful immortality. 

Source:  New Lexington Tribune, New Lexington, Ohio; March 7, 1907
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Dimond, Mrs. John

Laid to Rest-The Last Sad Rites in Honor of the Late Mrs. John Dimond-The funeral services of Mrs. John Dimond were held this morning at St. Rose Church at 9 o’clock. The pastor, Rev. A. E. Manning celebrated Requiem High Mass and read the burial service, at the conclusion of which, he delivered one of the most beautiful and touching funeral orations ever heard in St. Rose Church. The pastor paid a most fitting tribute to the noble character and exemplary life which the deceased had led. He referred to her husband and twelve children, who are a credit to the community, and which is the best evidence of her worth as a noble wife and mother. The floral offerings were magnificent and beautiful, and during the celebration of mass the fragrant flowers were placed upon the altar of the Blessed Virgin as an offering to her.
At the conclusion of the services at the church, the large funeral cortege slowly wended its way to Gethsemani where the body of this noble wife and mother was laid to rest. The following friends of the family acted as pallbearers: George Feltz, Thomas Duffield, Henry Kemper, D. F. O’Connor, Joseph Bletzacher and T. A. Collins. Among the large number of sorrowing relatives who attended were Joseph and Andrew Ward, two brothers of the deceased from New Lexington, Ohio; Will Dimond and John McGahan of Huntington, Ind., cousins of the bereaved husband and also his uncle, Judge P. A. McGahan.

Source:  The Times Democrat, Lima, Ohio, April 12, 1897
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Diner, Mattie Davis

Mattie Davis Diner was born in Middleport, Ohio on August 10, 1845 and departed this life on November 16, 1934 being at the time of her death age 89 years 3 months, 6 days. In 1875 she was united in marriage to Henry Diner. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure on brother Andrew Davis of Shawnee and one sister Mrs. Addie Sinfield of Columbus and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Fred Ross, were held in the home of her brother Andrew Davis, with whom she made her home, Sunday afternoon and interment made in Shawnee Cemetery. Among the out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of Mrs. Mattie Diner here Sunday were: Mr. Lue Davis and daughter Miss Gloria, Mr. and Mrs. George McLain, Mr. and Mrs. Bryon McLain, Mr. and Mrs. Russell McLain, Mrs. Addie Sinfield, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dairs, Mr. John Cline and Sons, Donald Homman of Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Davis of Zanesville, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Homman and sons Jack and Junior, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Griggs, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Holcomb of Pleasantville, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kishler of Junction City, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Griggs, Mrs. Perl Howdyshell of Maxville. Andrew Davis, who was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. George McLain in Columbus, Sunday following the funeral of his sister is very poorly. He has suffered a stroke and has lost the use of his right arm and his speech.

Source: The People's Advocate, November 23, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Dishon, Alpha Ida

SHAWNEE - Alpha Ida Dishon, 91, of New Lexington passed away Thursday, June, 14, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at the Sunbridge Care Center in New Lexington. Born March 6, 1916, in Shawnee, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Ethel Davis Ricketts. She was a member and past worthy matron of the former MZ Kreiger Chapter of the Eastern Star in Lancaster, which is now Millersport Chapter 301, past District 27 officer of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Shawnee United Methodist Church, an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and her favorite saying was "Go Bucks!" Surviving are sons Howard Warren (Virginia) Dishon of New Lexington, Frank E. (Carol) Dishon of Phoenix, Ariz., and Charles William (Judy) Dishon of Torrence, Calf.; daughter, Marlene E. Bowman of Palmetto, Fla., stepsister Alice Harbarger of Logan; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles W. Dishon on Aug. 1, 2006; sisters, Margaret Hoy and Anne Colby; stepmother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Norris Ricketts; and stepbrothers Earl and Phillip Norris. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the Shawnee Cemetery with Rev Joel Harbarger officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the charity of one's choice. J. E. Humphrey Funeral Home, 118 W. Walnut St., Shawnee, is in charge of services. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; June 16, 2007
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Dishon, Betty J.

Westerville — Betty J Dishon, 93, of Westerville, formerly of Logan, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at ManorCare, Westerville.  Born Nov. 18, 1918, in New Straitsville, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Goldie Farms Dishon.  Mrs. Dishon was a home maker and member of the Shawnee United Methodist Church.  Survived by son, Edward (Judy) Hopkins; daughter, Patricia Hopkins; step-son, David Dishon, step-daughter, Suzanne Dicken; sisters, Gloria Horton, Goldie Barrett, Dorothy Henthorn; granddaughters, Sandy (Greg) Lindsey and Susan (Scott)Hutton; great-grandchildren, Jake Lindsey, Sydney Hutton and Carson Hutton.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Hopkins, second husband, Stanley “Bo” Dishon; sister, Norma Raymond and brother, Bill Dishon.  Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, 118 W. Walnut St., Shawnee, OH, with Rev Richard Newlon officiating.  Interment Shawnee Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

Source:  (Logan Daily News)

Dishon, Grace

Mrs. Grace Dishon, 82, formerly of Mccunevulle, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Bethesda Hospital after a long illness.
She was born October 9, 1891 in Perry County.  Survivors are a son, Chester Dishon of Shawnee; a sister, Mrs. Tessie Palmer of Columbus; four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Her husband, John, died in 1956.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Humphrey Funeral Home at Shawnee where services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Friday, August 2, 1974
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Dishon, James A.

James A. Dishon, an old pioneer of this section of Perry County, finished his earthly labors and passed on to eternal life at his home in McCuneville, Friday morning, January 27, 1923. The deceased was the eldest son of John and Mary (Skinner) Dishon. He was born on what is known as the Dishon Farm near McCuneville, on May 2, 1840 being at the time of his death aged 82 years, 8 months, and 25 days. The farm on which he was born and grew to manhood, was obtained direct from the government by his ancestors. His whole life was spent in the immediate vicinity of the old homestead, which was owned by him at the time of passing away. Mr. Dishon’s ancestors on his father’s side were of French and German origin, his grandfather Dishon being a native of France and his grandmother whose maiden name was Catherine Kessler, was a native of Germany. When they came to this country they located in Bedford Pa., from whence they came to this vicinity early in the 18th [19th] century. The departed, in his early youth, worked on a farm there being no public works in this part of the state at that time. On July 4, 1872 he opened a general store in McCuneville, and conducted a successful business for nearly half a century, when, on account of advanced age and impaired health he was obliged to turn the place over to his son, Frank, and seek much needed rest. Mr. Dishon was not only active in business, but also in all affairs that tended to advance the welfare of this community. He served three terms as Trustee of Saltlick Township, and filled that office during the ever memorial Hocking Valley strike in 1884-85. He was postmaster and B & O railroad agent at McCuneville for a long term of years. Back in the times when it required courage to be affiliated with a labor organization, he was an active member of old Unity Assembly No. 169, Knights of Labor and was among the first to subscribe stock in the Knights of Labor Company which built what is now the K. of P. Opera House in Shawnee. James A. Dishon was united in marriage to Lydia A. Strawn on March 14, 1875 and to them were born, three sons and three daughters being Frank, John and George, Mrs. L. W. Kennedy, Mrs. Charles Heidlebaugh and Miss Minnie Dishon. His wife and six children survive him. He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Kate Weaver of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Bell Nicola of Lancaster, Ohio, Miss Lizzie Dishon of Galloway, Ohio, Mrs. Maggie Harpst of Circleville, Ohio and a large circle of other near relatives and warm friends. On February 15, 1898, Mr. Dishon was admitted to the fellowship in the Church of God, at McCuneville and during the remainder of his life served his lord and Master in that faith – a faith that abided with him unto the end. With him the book of life, with a record of more than four score years is closed. A long, beautiful and useful life is ended. A splendid type of citizen, a good endearing husband, a loving and indulgent father, a warm hearted and faithful friend, whose many virtues are worthy of emulation, has bid adieu to the joys and sorrows of this world and gone out into the shoreless realm of eternal bliss. To have known Jim Dishon was to admire and love him for his many sterling qualities of head and heart; for his thoughtful consideration of others. His long life was an unbroken record of kindly deeds, and now that he has passed on to enter into the joys of eternal life, he has left to his family and friends, as a priceless legacy, the memory and undying influence of a beautiful life, well spent, as an example to those who follow him. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Phelps, assisted by Rev. Hamrick, were held in the M. E. Church in McCuneville Monday afternoon and interment was made in New Lexington.

Source: The People's Advocate, February 2, 1923
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Dishon, James K.

James K. Dishon, 62, Newark, died Saturday morning in Licking County Memorial Hospital after a week's illness.  He was a member of the Apostolic Church.  Surviving are the wife, Hester; two daughters, Mrs. Jake (Dolores) Offenbaker and Mrs. Gene (Barbara) Sweeney, Newark; one son, James L. Dishon, Newark; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Howard and Charles Dishon, Lancaster, and Mrs. John Murphy, Newark. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at Christian Apostolic Church, Newark; burial in Wilson Cemetery.  Friends are calling at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  The mother of Mr. Dishon died in July.  

Source:  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio; December 30, 1968, Monday; page 13
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 1906; died 28 Dec 1968, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. Son of Frank and Gertrude (Jaynes) Dishon; husband of Hester (Breeze) Dishon

Dishon, Lydia Ann Strawn

Lydia A. Strawn, daughter of Isaiah an
d Lucretia Strawn, was born at Dixie in Perry County, Ohio on Jan 13, 1852 and passed from this life Jan. 23, 1929 age 77 years and 10 days. On March 14, 1875 she was united in marriage to James Dishon. To this union were born seven children, one dying in infancy [Lulu]. She leaves to mourn the six children as follows: Mrs. Wesley Kennedy of McCuneville, Mrs. Charles Heidlebaugh of Shawnee, Miss Minnie of the home, Frank and John of McCuneville and George of Staunton Ind., 12 grandchildren, two sisters Mrs. Frank Spohn of Junction City and Mrs. Amanda Collins of Lancaster and a host of near relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her in death in 1923. She united with the Church of God in 1898 and was baptized in 1903. Her passing has cast a shadow over the entire community, where she has spent the most of her life. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church in McCuneville Saturday afternoon and interment was made in the New Lexington Cemetery.

Source: The People's Advocate, February 1, 1929
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Dittoe, Frank

A dispatch has been received announcing the death of Mr. Frank Dittoe, who died at his home in Iowa on Tuesday morning.

Source:  Somerset Press, May 22, 1879
Submitter:  Sue Saylor​

Doan, Clara E.

Clara E. Doan, daughter of Edward and Mary Doan, after a long and painful illness of consumption, died on the 11th of December, aged 14? years, 3 months, and 6 days. She was a bright and interesting child and will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives. She was one of a family of eleven children, nine of whom survive her. Her funeral was largely attended on the 16th inst. Rev. Henrietta Moore officiating.

Source:  The Athens Messenger and Herald, December 24, 1896
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Donaldson, Esther M.

Newark: A funeral service for Esther M. Donaldson, 98, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Wayt officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Donaldson, a homemaker, passed away June 30, 2012, at Autumn Healthcare. She was born January 9, 1914, in Crooksville, Ohio, to the late Pearlie Homer and Pansy Georgeana (Young) Mathews.  She was the last surviving charter member of Wright Memorial United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Fred G. Donaldson, whom she married on October 12, 1940; daughters, Pamela J. (Cinton F. Dashiell) Zaebst of Westerville and Rita K. Donaldson of FL; sister, Dorabelle Joyce of FL; sister-in-law, Frances B. Mathews of Newark; grandchildren, Bradley (Alicia) Pernaw of Kansas City, MO and Darci (Corey) Dormitzer of Merrimack, NH; great-granddaughter, Kiley Dormitzer of Merrimack, NH, and loving nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, William Luther Jackson, and three brothers and two sisters.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wright Memorial United Methodist Church, 735 Mt. Vernon Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055.  The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at and click obituaries/guestbook entry. 

Source:  Newark Advocate July 3, 2012

Dorsey, James Garfield

James Garfield Dorsey, 69, of 556 West 111th died suddenly Friday, March 31, at his home.  Born November 18, 1880 at Zanesville, Ohio, he had been a resident of this community for 15 years and was employed as a conductor for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.  He was the husband of Margaret, nee Algeo; and uncle of Robert M. Algeo, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Laverne, Margaret, and Irene. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. John L. Timmerman in charge.  Mrs. Clara Lucas was organist and J. V. Ellinwood was soloist. Additional services were held Tuesday, April 4, at Carnegie, Pa.  Interment was in Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.  

Source:  Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, Illinois; April 5, 1950, Wednesday; page 14
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  James was born 18 Nov 1880 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 31 Mar 1950, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. James was the son of John G. H. and Sarah Catharine (Lanning) Dorsey, originally of Perry County, Ohio.

Dorsey, John H.

John H. Dorsey Called By Death New Lexington, O., Dec. 10 - John H. Dorsey, 83, died at the home of his brother, Joseph Dorsey of McCuneville Wednesday morning. Besides the brother, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Susan Wolfe, of Junction City, and four nephews and seven nieces.  The body has been returned to the home of Joseph Dorsey where friends may call. Services will be from the New Lexington Methodist church Friday afternoon at 1:30.  Rev. Theodore Shoemaker will officiate assisted by Rev. H. H. Wilbur.  Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery by the Birkimer-Humphrey funeral home of New Lexington. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; December 11, 1952, Thursday; page 5
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  John was born 13 Mar 1869 in Ohio; died 10 Dec 1952 in McCuneville, Perry County, Ohio. He was the husband of Lillian “Leota” (Hoy) Dorsey (1878-1922).  They had no children.  

Dove, Cora

Cora Dove, Thornville, Dies at 83 - Thornville – Mrs. Cora A. Dove, 83, a resident of this area for 45 years and the widow of John Dove who died in 1930, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at a rest home near Newark where she had been a patient a year.  A member of the Grace Lutheran Church here, she was born November 24, 1875 at Sugar Grove, W. Va. to David and Leah Crumnet Simmons.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Cooper of Thornville; a son, Marvin Dove of Detroit; two grandchildren and a great grandchild.  Friends may call at the Boring funeral Home where services at 1:30 p.m. Monday will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Pfleuger, with burial at Zion Ridge Cemetery. 

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Saturday, June 6, 1959
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Downey, Frances

Ohio Woman, 102, Dies
Columbus, Nov. 3 00 Funeral services were planned here today for one of Ohio’s oldest residents, Mrs. Frances Downey, who died yesterday. She would have been 102 years old had she lived until Dec. 28. She was born in Perry County, Ohio.

Source:  (Marion (Ohio) Star, Nov. 2, 1947)

Downs, Edward

Edward Downs, a young man from Quincy, Kentucky, a filler at the Moxahala Iron Works, was last Friday morning instantly killed by being crushed between the walls of the hoisting house and the elevator on which he was working at a barrow or ore that was upset.  Ed Bloomer, the top filler, without any signal, put the elevator in motion and crushed the life out of Downs.

Source:  Athens Messenger, March 2, 1882
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Drake, Annie

Mrs. Annie (Grandma) Drake, 92, of White Cottage died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday in Good Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient since Jan. 7.  She had been in ill health four years.  She was born Aug. 2, 1881, in Vinton Furnace, a daughter of Calvin and Rachel Bishop Anderson.  She had lived in White Cottage about 50 years.  Mrs. Drake was a member of White Cottage United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Corbett (Avinell) Brown of Roseville Route 1, Mrs. Elmo (Emma) Cannon of East Fultonham and Miss Doris Drake of the home; a son, Floyd E. Drake of McConnelsville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Swisher of Crooksville, Mrs. Lucy Walsh of Roseville and Mrs. Ethel Eppley of Englewood, Fla., and a brother, Ben Anderson of Roseville.  Her husband, James H. Drake, two sons and a daughter are deceased.  Friends may call at William Thompson and Son Funeral Home in White Cottage 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; January 17, 1974, Thursday; page 6
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Born 2 Aug 1881 in Ohio; one source (this obituary) says Vinton Furnace, Ohio; another source says she was born in Shawnee, Perry County, Ohio.  Died 16 Jan 1974 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.  She was the wife of James Harry Drake (1875-1960) who was born in Perry County, Ohio. 

Drake, James H.

James H. Drake, 85, of White Cottage died at 12:45 Monday afternoon at his home following a long illness. Mr. Drake was born Sept. 8, 1875, at Vinton Furnace, near Shawnee, a son of Margaret Mallicy and Elijah Drake. Surviving are his widow, Anna of the home; two sons, James E. and Floyd, both of White Cottage; three daughters, Mrs. Corbert Brown of Ironspot, Mrs. Elmo Cannon of East Fultonham, and Miss Doris Drake of the home.  A son and daughter preceded him in death.  Mr. Drake was a member of the White Cottage Methodist Church and a retired employee of the Columbia Cement plant.  The body was removed to the William Thompson and Son Funeral Home at White Cottage where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Arrangements are incomplete.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; December 27, 1960, Tuesday; page 10
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:   Born 8 Sep 1875, Vinton Furnace, Perry County, Ohio; died 26 Dec 1960, White Cottage, Muskingum County, Ohio. Son of Elijah and Margaret (Mallicy) Drake; husband of Annie (Anderson) Drake

Driggs, Gilbert S.

Gilbert S. Driggs, 92, of Crooksville died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 1) at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights, Cleveland. He had been visiting his children in Cleveland when he became ill.  Born April 9, 1874, in Deavertown, he was a son of Joseph and Henrietta Brown Driggs.  A former funeral director and furniture store owner in Crooksville, he retired in 1955. He began his business in 1901. He was a member of Crooksville Methodist Church, charter member of Crooksville Masonic Lodge, and former member of Ohio Funeral Director’s Association.  Surviving are his widow, Marydow Brannon Driggs; a son, James and a daughter, Ruth Robechek, both of Cleveland; and three grandchildren. A son, Joe, is deceased.  The body is at DeLong and Baker Funeral Home where friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crooksville Cemetery with Rev. Arthur Long officiating.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, January 2, 1967 – Mr. Driggs died January 1.
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Dulling, Mrs. John

Dulling Funeral – Funeral services for Mrs. John Dulling, colored, who was fatally hurt in a fall downstairs at the Williams home on North Street, Monday and died Thursday evening, will be held at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ada Neff, 3rdand North Streets at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in Rendville. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Friday, June 8, 1927
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Dunifon, Belle

Highly Esteemed Woman, Many Years Resident of Van Wert County, Passes Away-Mrs. Belle Dunifon, many years a highly esteemed resident of Van Wert County, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Hileman, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a few hours illness. Mrs. Dunifon was born in Perry County, Ohio, September 26, 1867, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mechlin. She was married to Philip Dunifon in 1888 and had spent most of her life in Van Wert County, living for a number of years in the vicinity of Willshire. Mr. Dunifon preceded her in death in 1922 after which time she made her home with her children. Mrs. Dunifon became a member of the Whitfield Methodist Church in her early life and was always true to her early religious training, giving of her time and means to promote the teachings of the church. She deservedly enjoyed an exceptionally large circle of friends and acquaintances, who will deeply mourn her death. Her direct survivors are three sons; Ray Dunifon of Pleasant Township, Amos Russel Dunifon of Woodland Avenue, Ralph Dunifon of New Bremen and one daughter, Mrs. A. C. Hileman of Fort Wayne. She also leaves nine grandchildren; Vern Dunifon, Mary Dunifon, Donald Dunifon, Margaret Belle Dunifon, Doris Dunifon, Eileen Dunifon, Louise Dunifon, Keith Hileman and Philip Hileman, and one sister, Mrs. Al Owens of York Township, and one brother, Oliver Mechlin of Jackson, Michigan, and a host of other relatives.  The body has been removed to the home of Ray Dunifon of Pleasant Township. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Central Mission of Friends Church in this town. Burial at Woodland Cemetery.

Source:  Van Wert, Ohio Daily Bulletin, Mary 22, 1931
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Dunn, Edna Crooks

Mrs. Dunn, 83, died at her home in Crooksville, Sat. p. m. following a long illness. She was a life resident of Crooksville.  She is survived by her husband, William; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Pletcher of Roseville and Miss Nellie Crook (as is), Akron; several nieces and nephews. The Dunns had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.  Services were held Monday p. m. in Crooksville, with Rev. John MacDonald of the Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Wood B. Cundriff, former pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Crooksville Cemetery.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, Thursday, September 22, 1949
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Dunn, Margaret

PASSES AWAY Dies - Mrs. E. S. Dunn of Huntington, W. Va., at Home of Her Sister, Mrs. Edward Fricker, on East Sixth Avenue - Had Come to Lancaster on Visit When Her Health Broke - Funeral Arrangements Later Mrs. E. S. Dunn of Huntington, W. Va., who has been visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Edward Fricker on East Sixth avenue since the fair, passed away this afternoon at 1:10 o'clock at the Fricker home after a long illness with a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Dunn was about 45 years of age and during the past few years had undergone two operations in the hope of improving her health, but she has gradually grown worse until the end came.  She is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Edward Fricker and Mrs. Chas. Shumaker, of this city, and two brothers, William R., of Cleveland, and Clarkson Carpenter, of this city. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. 

Source:  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio; November 22, 1917, Thursday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:   Margaret was the daughter of John and Lydia (Hoy) Carpenter, both of Perry County, Ohio; the family later moved to Lancaster, Ohio. Margaret was born 2 Apr 1872, Ohio; died 22 Nov 1917 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Mrs. Edward Fricker is Clara (Carpenter) Fricker. Mrs. Chas. Shumaker is Florence (Carpenter) Shumaker.