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Edington, Minnie A.

Somerset Ohio - Mrs. Minnie A. Edington, 83, died Sunday morning at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) following two weeks' illness of a broken hip. She is survived by one son, Earl, of Ashland, Kentucky, one sister, Miss Cleo Greiner of Somerset, Ohio, a brother, J. W. Greiner, Sardinia, Ohio, three grandchildren, a niece, Miss Alice Greiner, of Sardinia, Ohio and a nephew, Sydney Greiner, of Zanesville, Ohio. Mrs. Erle C. Greiner of this city (Zanesville) is a sister -in-law of the deceased. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Somerset Lutheran church. Burial will take place in the Somerset cemetery. The body will be taken to the home this morning from the Thomas funeral home.

Source: The Times Recorder; Monday, December 28, 1942
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Egin, Lydia Griffith

Shawnee—Mrs. Lydia Egin, 71, of Dayton, a native of Shawnee, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Dayton following a long illness. She had lived in Dayton many years.  Mrs. Egin was born March 27, 1890 at Shawnee, a daughter of Thomas and Jane Thomas Griffith.
Surviving are her husband, Harry Egin of Dayton; several Nieces and nephews, including Hugh Williams of Shawnee.  The body was taken to Humphrey Funeral Home here.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Wednesday, November 29, 1961
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Elder, James M.

Funeral services of James M. Elder were held in Columbus Tuesday. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Elder, deceased, formerly of this place.

Source: The People's Advocate, April 20, 1934
Submitter:  Rob Dishon

Elliott, Loretta

​Mrs. Loretta Elliott, wife of John Elliott, died at the family home near Mode, Wednesday morning after an illness of two years.
She was born in Perry County, Ohio, April 10, 1849. In October 1870 she was married to John Elliott. She leaves four children. They are: William Elliott of near Windsor, Mrs. Gertrude Riley of near Mode, Ralph Elliott at home and Mrs. Ethel Fasnaugh of Iowa.
Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Catholic Church. The funeral will be held from the family residence Friday. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.

Source:  (The Daily Review (Decatur, ILL.) Sept. 16, 1915)

Embrey, Ned

Private graveside services were held Sunday in New Lexington Cemetery for Ned Embrey, 52, a former county native and former Redfield resident who died Friday in Chillicothe Veteran’s Hospital. Dwane Spence Funeral Home in Lithopolis was in charge of arrangements.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Tuesday, March 5, 1974
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Eppley, Dale E.

Thornville: Dale E. Eppley, 75, of Thornville, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 17, 1936 in Millersburg, Ohio to the late Christian Arthur and Olga Lucille (Hall) Eppley.  He is survived by his loving family: three children, Kenny (Diane) Moore, Daleena Nelson, and Deedra (Jerry Castle) Hess; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gwen "Sis" Litzinger; three brothers, James "Sonny" (Carol) Eppley, Edgar "Teddy" (Helen) Eppley, and Jack "Buddy" (Nancy) Eppley; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Norvagene Owens Eppley; his son. Kyle Eppley; and his sister, Helen Hall.  A funeral service, celebrating Dale's life, will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Thornville home of HOSKINSON-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main St., with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday, 3:00-5:00 PM.   Condolences may be sent to  Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Eppley Family.

Source:  (Newark Advocate, June 9, 2012)

Ervin, Mrs. Jennie

Woman Passes Away, Aged 67 - Mrs. Jennie Ervin, 67, died yesterday morning at 3:15, following a several months’ illness. Surviving are eight children; Harry of Shawnee, Clarence, George and Mrs. Fred Deavers, New Lexington, John of the home, Mrs. Russell Ashton, Shawnee, Mrs. Leonard Starner and Walter of near Bristol; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Greeley, Newark, Mrs. William Peabrook of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Jack Woodrun of Akron. Twenty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild, also survive. Her husband preceded her in death twenty-one years ago. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon t 2:00 o’clock from the Church of God in McCuneville. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates from our cemetery inscription publications.  (Shawnee Cemetery- 1869-1936)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Eveland, James L. "Jim"

NEW LEXINGTON - James L. "Jim" Eveland, 88, of New Lexington, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. He was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Crooksville to the late Everett and Marie Woodruff Eveland. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired after 30 years of service with Western & Southern Life Insurance. He was a member of New Lexington First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 188, BPOE Elks 509 and Crooksville Masonic Lodge Peerless 591. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Melda V. Penrod Eveland; six children, Melanie Miller of Denver, Colo., Marvine (James) Wyrick of Pickerington, Elaine Buck of Georgia, James R. (Jennifer) Eveland of Xenia, Pamela J. (Paul) Lauderback of Pickerington and Kevin E. (Debbie) Eveland of Newark; three grandchildren; a greatgrandchild; and sister, Ruth Reuter of Michigan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Eveland, who was MIA in World War II. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, 118 S. Jackson St., New Lexington, with the New Lexington Elks conducting services at 5:30 p.m. and Masonic services at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Newlon officiating. Burial will follow in Crooksville Cemetery with full military graveside rites. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Lexington First United Methodist Church or the Kidney Foundation. 

Source:  ( on 12 Feb 2007)
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Eveland, Loretta R. Savage Wilson

CROOKSVILLE - Loretta R. Savage Wilson Eveland, 89 of Midland and Clare, Mich., and Crooksville, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Brittany Manor in Midland, Mich., after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Clarence and Clara Colborn Savage, she was born on Aug. 15, 1917, in Crooksville, where she was raised and educated. On June 27, 1942, she married Ronald E. Wilson who preceded her in death in August 1989. She later married Robert Eveland on Aug. 6, 1993, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2005. Since 1951, she owned and operated Loretta's Beauty Shop in Clare, Mich., retiring in 1975. She spent many of her retirement years traveling between Clare, Crooksville and Florida. Loretta was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Crooksville and a 50-plus year member of the Carnation Chapter 167 Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by sons, Ronald (Terry) Wilson of Beaverton, Mich., Rick (Linda) Wilson of Midland, Mich., and Gary (Robin) Morrison of Roseville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Larry K. Wilson; and 13 brothers and sisters. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., in Crooksville. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2007, with the Rev. James M. (Rocky) Morrison officiating. Burial will follow Crooksville Cemetery. You may read the obituary and sign the online register book at

Source:  ( on 5 Apr 2007)
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Ewing, Albert

Albert Ewing, aged 59 years, following 10 days illness, died in a hospital in Cincinnati, last Friday evening. His body was brought here Tuesday morning and interment was made in the Shawnee Cemetery. The deceased was a former Shawnee boy and many years ago conducted a barber shop here. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Harry, Fred, Edmund and Willard, three daughters, Lucille, Edith and Esther, two brothers, Walter and Howard and one sister Mrs. Thomas Knox of this place. Relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral were: Howard Ewing and family and Robert Ewing and family of Benton, Ill., Walter Ewing and family of Zanesville, Emmet Clayton and family of Fultonham, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Clayton and Mrs. Mary Roberts of Byesville and Mrs. Bertha Springer of Crooksville.

Source: The People's Advocate, October 12, 1928
Submitter:  Rob Dishon