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Radacsky, Rev. Alexander

Rev. Alexander Radacsky, age 56 years, minister in charge of the Hungarian Church at Drakes, died at his home at Drakes Tuesday morning, death resulting from a brain hemorrhage resulting from the wounds inflicted with a sharp edge of a hatchet and ascribed by Dr. Harold Minshull, county coroner, as a case of suicide. The death was investigated by Sheriff James Adrain and Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Cusick when foul play was hinted and they stated Tuesday that before accepting the suicide verdict they would probe the case further.

Source: The People's Advocate, October 20, 1933
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Rarick, Juanita

Mrs. Juanita Rarick, 65, 286 Cope St., Roseville, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient for three weeks.  She had been ill for a long time.  She was born Feb. 7, 1912 near Crooksville and was a former employee of the Brush Pottery of Zanesville.  Surviving are her husband, Clarence (Zeke) and three brothers, Denzil Jones, of Ponoco, Pa., Cecil Jones of Lockport, N. Y. and Lowell Jones of Lancaster.  Friends were received at the Roseville chapter of the Canon and Canon Funeral Home.

No Source Listed.  Dated May 17, 1977

Raynor, Maria

Maria Raynor, the subject of this memoir, was the daughter of Peter and Charlotte Strosnider; she was born at Waynesburg, Penn., Feb. 14, 1826, and departed this life on the beautiful Sabbath morning of July 17th, 1904, at her home in Roseville, Ohio. In August 1874, she married Wm. Raynor. But earthly joys are like earth’s fairest flowers, they bloom to die. Soon this happy union was severed by the death of Mr. Raynor on the 8th of May 1892. The remaining part of life’s journey to Mrs. Raynor was dreary and lonesome. But the separation is now over, and in the Eternal, Home they meet to part no more. There are left to mourn her loss, two brothers, and two sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews; there are also those not bound by kindred ties, but who now mourn the loss of one who has been to them as earth’s finest and dearest Mother. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Somerset, Ohio when quite young, and was a respected member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this place at the time of her death. Her life was the best testimony of her love and loyalty to Christ and the church. Upon her brow rests the crown and in her hand is the palm of victory. 

Source: Roseville Independent (Maria and William [1820-1891] are interred in Roseville Cemetery.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Ream, Homer

Suicide – Homer Ream Shoots Himself – Sad Ending of a Promising Life.
Somerset never experienced a greater thrill of surprise, and horror than on last Thursday, when it became known that Homer Ream had taken his own life. The facts, briefly told, are as follows: For some months past the young man has been having troubles which had preyed on his mind until he lost his usual happy spirit and disposition. On Thursday morning he left the house, ostensibly to look after some cattle on another part of the farm. Failing to return at the noon hour, the anxiety of his parents was aroused, and they proceeded to search for him. In the woods about a mile from the house, they found the body, rigid in death, with a 42-caliber revolver ball through his temples and the instrument of death lying by his side. His friends believe his troubles had produced temporary insanity, which led to the horrid deed. We shall not attempt to describe the feelings of the parents and sister. Their grief is too sacred to disturb. Everybody knew Homer Ream. His loyal disposition made friends everywhere, and sorrow for his untimely death is universal. He was active and industrious in business. The latter caused much exposure in bad weather, and for several months his health had been failing, which may have had something to do with his rash act. Funeral services were held Sunday forenoon at his late home, conducted by Rev. D. S. Priest, and D. W. Loucks, and was probably more largely attended that any similar service ever held in this vicinity. An evidence of esteem was the vast numbers of floral tributes sent by friends. The writer has not comments to make. We simply deplore the circumstances which led to the act. And offer the bereaved and heart- broken friends our sincerest sympathy. Peace to his ashes. 

Source: Somerset Press, May 15, 1902 (Homer Ream April 14, 1867 – May 8, 1902 – Somerset Methodist Cemetery.)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Rebeck, Bessie May

Heart Attack is Fatal to Mrs. Rebeck, Crooksville, O--Mrs. Bessie May Rebeck, 71, wife of John Rebeck of Corning Route 1, died suddenly of a heart attack at 3 p.m. Friday at Kent, O. where she and her husband were visiting. She was born July 5, 1888 at McLuney, a daughter of John and Margaret Hoops Perrigo. Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Alfred Colborn of New Lexington; two brothers, George Perrigo of Crooksville, and Ed of New Lexington; and one grandchild. The body was removed to the Fred L. Cannon Funeral home at Crooksville where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Talmadge C. Gregory of the EUB Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Source: The Time Recorder, November 30, 1959
Submitter: Jerry Gross

Redmond, John Joseph

Thornville: A funeral service for John Joseph Redmond, fondly known as "Pop" or "Joe", age 79, of Thornville, formerly of Sour Lake, Texas, near Beaumont, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service where Military Honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.  Joe passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born November 8, 1932 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Charles Edward and Nancy (Verlander) Redmond.  Joe was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and faithfully served his country during the Korean Conflict. This generation of his family served a combined 132 years in the Marines. Joe moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1947. He graduated from Aquinas College High School in 1951 and attended Lamar University. Joe owned PM Body Shop in Columbus. In 1980 he moved to Texas and was an auto body and paint repair instructor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Joe enjoyed NASCAR and had been a Midget race car driver. He was an avid reader and was in the process of writing a book. He was always ready with a good joke and loved to play cards (he also cheated).  He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Bever-McManus) Redmond; four children, Russell (Becky) Redmond of Hendrix, Oklahoma, Valerie Redmond of Simonton, Texas, Lori (Mark) Thompson of Sugar Land, Texas and Charles (Trisha) Redmond of Sour Lake, Texas; step-son, Dennis (Brenda) McManus of Heath; step-daughter, Margaret "Peggy" McManus of Newark; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Jane Gulley of California, Mary Margaret Pesterfield of Phoenix, Arizona and Annie (Ben) Bennafatti of Alabama; nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Sue (Ankrom) Redmond; and two brothers, Patrick and James Redmond.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association 
Please visit to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Redmond family. 

Source:  Newark Advocate June 8, 2012

Reed, George

George Reed born 14 Aug. 1773 DE.; died 5 Apr. 1842 in Perry County, Ohio; married before 1810 in DE., Leah who was born 10 Mar. 1767 DE, died 1 Apr. 1842- children; emigrated to Ohio in 1810. 

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 24 June 1842
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Rees, T. D.

Friends here received word a few days ago of the death of Rev. T. D. Rees, at Martin’s Ferry. The deceased was a nephew of the Rees D. Rees. He attended Shawnee Public School in his youth and was ordained to the ministry in the Episcopalian church and was pastor of a church in Martins Ferry for several years. His wife was Miss Mayme Evans, a Shawnee girl. His wife and two sons who are in the ministry in England survive him.

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

Reichley, Fred

Fred Reichley New Lex, Called - New Lexington, March 7 - Fred M. Reichley, 75, life resident of Perry County, died at 6:20 this morning at the family residence, 206 Pleasant street.  He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic church, its Holy Name society and was a retired employe(e) of the Ludiwici - Celadon Co.  Surviving are his widow, the former Virgie Bringardner; a stepson, Clyde, of this community; four brothers, James, Emmett, William and Walter all of New Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. John St. Clair of Logan and Mrs. Harry Stalter, of Lancaster.  Friends will be received at the C. L. Chute funeral home until requiem high mass is sung in St. Rose church at 9 a.m. Monday.  Burial will be in New Lexington cemetery.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Source:  Newspaper Clipping - No Source or Date Listed
Submitter:  Deloris Girard

Reichley, Mrs. Virgie Bringardner

New Lexington - Mrs. Virgie Bringardner Reichley, 90, formerly of New Lexington, died Monday at the home of a brother, Carl Bringardner, of Roseville Route 2.  Born Dec. 31, 1884, in Perry County, she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church here, its Altar and Rosary societies.  Surviving in addition to her brother, Carl, with whom she made her home, are brothers, Frank of Somerset, Leonard of Roseville Route 2 and Jay of Somerset.  Her husband, Fred, is deceased.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Rose Church.  Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Chute-Wiley Funeral Home here.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Wednesday, 26 Feb 1975
Submitter:  Deloris Girard 

Reynolds, Rachel

Mrs. Rachel Reynolds recently died at the residence of her daughter near Bristol in her 98th year. She united with the Methodist Church in her youth, and remained a true and faithful Christian until her death. 

Source:  Athens Messenger, Thursday, October 2, 1884
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Rhodes, Sarah E.

Sarah E. Rhodes died 17 June 1841, 23 years old, Perry County, Ohio; daughter of Jacob and Sarah Rhodes.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 23 July 1841
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Ribble, Charles Gilbert (Gib)

Charles Gilbert "Gib" Riffle, 81, of McLuney, a retired coal miner, died Monday at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was born Sept. 6, 1891, in Vinton County, a son of Nicholas and Olive Cochrill Riffle. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in McLuney. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Atkins Riffle; six daughters, Miss Lucille Riffle of the home, Mrs. Jerry (Rosie) Price of Crooksville, Mrs. Blanche Sharp and Mrs. Bernice Harvey, both of Columbus, Mrs. Olive Harvey of Rushville and Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Allen of Bowling Green; five sons, Robert, Eldon and Jack all of Crooksville, Lawrence of Marysville and Elmer of South Zanesville; 33 grandchildren and several great - grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters are deceased. Friends were received at Chute - Wiley Funeral Home in New Lexington where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Reverends John Colwel and Everett Russell officiating. Burial will be in Iliff Cemetery at McLuney.

Source: Perry County Tribune, April 18, 1973

Richards, Catharine

Mrs. Catharine Richards, aged 80 years, an early pioneer of this county, died on the 13th inst. at her late residence in Harrison Township.

Source:  Athens Messenger, Nov. 29, 1877
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Richards, David T.

David T., son of Jacob and Anna Richards was born at Oak Hill, Ohio Oct. 24, 1856 and departed this life Oct 6, 1928 being at the time of his death aged 71 years, 11 months and 11 days. On March 24, 1880 he was united in marriage to Sarah Jones of New Straitsville, Ohio. He came to Shawnee in 1882 where he continued to reside until the time of his death. To this union nine children were born. Two have preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, three sons, Jacob, of the home, William and Clifford of Shawnee, four daughters, Mrs. Anna Peart, Mrs. Joyce Gibbon, Mrs. Bessie Schuster, and Mrs. Edward Legg all of Shawnee. 16 grandchildren, two sisters, Matilda and Jennie Thomas of Jackson, Ohio and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a kind and loving husband and father. A true and loyal friend, true to himself and to his fellowman. He was unselfish, always thinking about the welfare and comfort of others and never himself. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him best. His life was a gentle and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world “This was a man”. The following out of town relatives and friends attended the funeral: Ernest Smith and family, John Evans and family, J.L. Jackson, Mrs. Ernest Evern, Mrs. Robert Gollop, Mrs. Harry Jones, of Cambridge, D. M. Davis and wife, D.P. Davis and wife, William Grandy and wife, David Evans, Mrs. Bob Hamilton, Louis Davis and wife of Cambridge, Mrs. John Thomas, of New Kinsington Pa., Thomas Evans and family of McKees Rocks Pa., Evan Thomas and family of Jackson, Ohio, Jack Jones and family and Miss Susie Jones of New Straitsville, Mrs. Fred Essex, John Spencer and family and Mrs. Sarah Peart of Columbus and Ralph Hull and family of Crooksville.

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

Richman, D. C.

D. C. Richman, of Muscatine, died Wednesday evening at his home after an illness of some duration. He was born in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio Sept. 1, 1826 and consequently was 73 years old. He has resided at Muscatine since 1853, He was appointed judge of the circuit court of Muscatine and Scott counties in 1878, which position he filled until 1882. 

Source:  (Davenport (Iowa) Daily Leader, Jan. 27, 1899

​RicKetts,  Daniel Webster

 Daniel Webster Ricketts b 16 Dec 1887 d 030Jul1965 Daniel W. Ricketts (Webb), age 77. Survived by wife Hazel G; 2 daughters, Mrs. Nick (Virginia) Garcia, Mrs. Albert (Margaret) McGreevy; 5 sons, Robert R,. William W., Richard W., Dwight E. and Raymond R.; 24 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 3 sisters, Mrs Frank Lott, Mrs Mildred Quinn, and Mrs. Leo Wilson; 1 brother, Homer. Friends may call at the Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee after 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Shawnee Methodist Church, Revs. Noggle and Hughes officiating. Interment, New Lexington, Ohio in charge of the J. E. Humphrey Funeral Home of Shawnee.

Submitter:  Martha Tarlue

Ricketts, Betty F.

Shawnee Mayor’s Wife Dies At 48 - Mrs. Betty F. Ricketts, 48, wife of Shawnee’s mayor, William W. Ricketts, died at 9:50 a. m. Saturday (Sept. 21) at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she had been a patient several weeks. She had been ill for some time.She was born on Nov. 27, 1919. At Carbon Hill, Ohio, a daughter of Lawrence and Jessie McManaway, Smith. She had lived most of her life in the Shawnee vicinity. Mrs. Ricketts was a member of the Shawnee United Methodist Church, Bluebell Eastern Star Chapter 151, and Rebecca Lodge, and Hocking Valley Antique Auto Association. Surviving besides her husband, are two sons. William L., and Ronald D. of Shawnee; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Sue) Peart, Mrs. Vernon (Roberts) Fisher, and Miss Debbie Ricketts, all of Shawnee; two brothers, Fred and William Smith of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Avanell Campbell of Logan; one grandchild. The body was taken to Humphrey Funeral Home at Shawnee where friends may call after 2 p. m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Shawnee United Methodist Church with Rev. R. Edsel Wilcox officiating. Eastern Star services will be held at 7 p. m. Monday at the funeral home Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Sunday, Sept. 22, 1968
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Ricketts, Matilda

After three months illness from complications, Mrs. Matilda Ricketts, wife of Rev. James S. Ricketts, M. E. pastor at Kirkersville, died Saturday evening at her home. Funeral services were held yesterday at Kirkersville and interment at Alexandria. Besides her husband, Mrs. Ricketts is survived by two sons, Rev. Howard B. Ricketts of Dillon Mont, and Spencer at home; six daughters, Mrs. Howard Anguish of Columbus, Mrs. J. A. Halsey of Granville, Mrs. Roy Morcon of Alexandria, Mrs. Fred Diller of New Lexington, Mrs. G. C. Mercer of Elmhurst, N.Y., and Miss Elizabeth at home and one sister Mrs. Alex McLean of New Lexington. A large number from here attended the funeral.

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

Ricketts, Raymond Rex Sr.

Lancaster: Raymond Rex Ricketts Sr., age 80, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Echo Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pickerington, Ohio.  Born February 11, 1931 in Shawnee, Ohio, he was the son of the late Daniel Webster and Hazel Gladys (Sterner) Ricketts.  Rex was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the National Rifle Association and had retired from the Buckeye Steel Castings Company, Columbus, Ohio.  Rex is survived by two sons, Dale E. (Wendy) Ricketts of Lancaster, Ohio and Raymond Rex Ricketts Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one brother, Dwight Eugene Ricketts of Lancaster, Ohio.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Richard Wayne Ricketts, and one sister, Margaret McReevy.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Roberts Funeral Home Logan, Ohio with Reverend Charles E. Fidler officiating. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Letters of condolence may be left at 

Source:  The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette January 11, 2012 

Ricketts, Spencer G.

Memorial services for Spencer G. Ricketts, 79, of Largo, Fla. Were held May 22 in the Faith Presbyterian Church in Florida.
Mr. Ricketts died May 20 in Largo Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Shawnee, Ohio to the late Rev. and Mrs. James S. Ricketts.  He lived several years in Alexandria; graduated from Denison University and was manager with Sperry Rand Corp. in Racine, Wis. before retiring in 1972 to Florida.  He was an elder and deacon at Faith Presbyterian Church in Seminole, Fla.; a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Toastmasters Club.  Surviving are his wife, Vivian L. Ricketts; two sons, Steve R. of Milwaukee, Wis. and Capt. Rande A. of Sawyer AFB, Marquette, Mich.; one daughter, Julie Sandgrass of Clearwater, Fla.; and two sisters, Elizabeth Cunningham of Newark and Sarah Morton of Marion, Ohio. 

Source:  Newark, Ohio Advocate, May 27, 1987

Ricketts, Summerfield T.

Mortician Succumbs
Salt Lake City, March 17—Summerfield T. Ricketts, 68, of 344 East First South, prominent Salt Lake City mortician, died at his home Friday noon, following a brief illness.  Born Sept, 7, 1876 in Perry County, Ohio, he came to Salt Lake City in 1919 and assumed management of Eber Hall Mortuary. For the past 24 years he had operated the Ricketts Mortuary.

Source:  (Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner, March 18, 1945)

Ridenour, Charles F.

New Lexington, O. – Funeral services were held from the Good Hope Lutheran Church at Glenford Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock for C. F. (Charles F.) Ridenour, 80, well known farmer and pioneer mail carrier of that locality, who died Friday (Jan. 19) afternoon just two days after he was remembered on his birthday by a post card shower.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Surviving are the widow, Lottie (Charlotte); three sons, Rev. Victor Ridenour, Elmore, O.; Rev. Vernon Ridenour, Canal Winchester; Harvey Ridenour; four daughters, Mrs. Hayden Mohler, Mrs. Grover Hoover, Mrs. Carl Johnson, and Mrs. Clyde Rodenour all of Glenford; also two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Swinehart, Columbus, Mrs. Mattie Pherson, Williamsport, O. and a brother, E. C. Ridenour, Glenford. C. R. Ridenour of this city is a nephew.  Both sisters of the deceased are also octogenarians.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 22 Jan 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Riffle, William

William Riffle Rites - New Lexington, O. – Funeral services for William Riffle, who died suddenly at the home of his nephew, Arnold Riffle, on Marietta Road late Tuesday, will be held at the Bristol United Brethren Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. O. W. Stockman in charge. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery by C. L. Chute. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping. Dates from our cemetery inscription publications. (1868-1942, burial July 17)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Riggle, Rachel Lynn

Mt. Perry: Rachel Lynn Riggle, 22, of Mt. Perry, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  She was born August 14, 1989, in Zanesville, a daughter of Jeff and Lynne Baird Riggle of Mt. Perry. She was a graduate of West Muskingum High School and was employed in the food service industry. She was a former member of Elements (an indoor drum line), helped with the Ridgewood Band in West Lafayette and was a member of the Zanesville Community Theater.  Surviving in addition to her parents; are a brother, Jason (Abby) Baird of Newark, OH; two sisters, Alyssa (Wesley) Wamack of Gratiot, OH and Katie Riggle of New Albany, OH; maternal grandparents, Bob (Norma) Baird of Gratiot, OH; a nephew, Isaiah Baird; two aunts, Kristin Baird of Gratiot, OH and Holly (Dan) Wilson of Zanesville; two uncles, Gerald (Connie) Riggle and Mike Riggle; and many cousins.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Geraldine Gutridge and Carlos Riggle.  Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012 at THE Snouffer Funeral Home, 1150 W Military Rd., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the funeral home with Bishop Tom Hayes officiating. Rachel will be laid to rest at Poplar Fork Cemetery, Gratiot.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgewood Music Boosters, 602 Johnson St., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845.  To send a note of condolence to the family, visit and click obituaries, find us on Facebook or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000. 

Source:  (Coshocton Tribune August 1, 2012)

Ritchey, Mary L.

Mary L. Ritchey died 3 July 1841, age 24 years, in Perry County, Ohio.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 17 Sept. 1841
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Rittgers, Mary Martha

London -- Mary Martha Rittgers, 90 of London, passed away Friday, April 20, with her two loving daughters and other family by her side.
Born Dec. 29, 1921, in New Straitsville, a daughter of Robert William and Anna Mae (Ross) Stubbs.  Mary was a very caring and loving wife for 64 years to her husband Albert, who just recently passed. She dedicated her life to Albert, her two daughters and 17 grandchildren. She especially enjoyed family get-togethers, cooking big meals, celebrating the holidays and shopping at the mall. In her earlier years, she was a "fancy stitcher" at the Logan Shoe Factory in Logan.  She is survived by daughters, Myra Ferguson of London, Mary Beth (Arthur) Adams of Mt. Sterling; grandchildren, Angela Switzer (Jim) of St. Paris, Amy Holtvoigt (Michael) of Urbana, Jason Ferguson of London, Jodi (Morrow) Crabtree (Derek) of Circleville, Julie Cottrell (Adam) of Circleville and Justin Adams (Jessica Taylor) of Mt. Sterling; great-grandchildren, Randy and Jaclyn Bowen, Jennifer Switzer, Brendon and Kiersten Holtvoigt, Chase Morrow, Makalie Crabtree, Emily and Isaac Cottrell and great-great-grandson, Gabriel; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends and caretakers at Sisters on Main and Sisters on Elm.  She is preceded in death by parents, husband, brothers, Ross Stubbs and Jim Stubbs; sister, Creta Fink; granddaughter, Makenzie Beth Morrow; and son-in-law, Jay Ferguson.  The family invites friends to call at the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St. London, Ohio, 43140 on Wednesday, April 25, from 3 to 6 p.m.  A celebration of Mary's life will be held Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, 60 W. Hunter St., Logan, with the Rev. Jack Abels officiating.
 Friends may call two hours prior to service. Interment will follow in New Straitsville Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at  Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:18 pm | Updated: 6:22 pm, Sun Apr 22, 2012.

Source:  Unknown

Robb, Betty Sue Birkimer

New Lexington – Mrs. Betty Sue Birkimer Robb, 49, of 1401 North High Street, Lancaster, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in University Hospital, Columbus, following a 3 year illness.  Mrs. Robb was born November 6, 1924 at New Lexington. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Lancaster.  Survivors are her husband, Kenneth L. Robb; three sons, Br. Kevin Robb of Washingon, D. C., Kenneth B. and Kerry, both of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Byron E. (Kristi) Cartwright of Columbus; two brothers, Edgar E. Birkimer of Parma Heights, and Charles E. Birkimer of Columbus.  Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home here.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in the New Lexington Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, July 26, 1974
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Roberts, Sarah M.

Sarah M. Roberts, daughter of Geo. W. and Hannah Roberts, was born near Corning, October 27, 1857, and died at her residence near Corning, August 21, 1904. She united with the Christian church at Pleasant Ridge in November, 1876, under the pastorate of Rev. Willis, and has lived a faithful devotee of that branch of the church. She was united in marriage to Aaron J. Dew, December 9th, 1876. To them have been born seven children, five boys and two girls, four of whom have preceded her to the spirit world. She has left to mourn her departure, a husband, a daughter, two sons, one sister, and three brothers. The family sustain the loss of a true wife and devoted mother and the community loses a sociable and kind friend and neighbor. Interment was made in the Dew cemetery.

Source: Perry County Tribune

Robinson, Cheryl Ann "Sherrie" Mautz

Mrs. Sherrie Hooper Mautz Robinson, 32, of Oxford, Mich., formerly of New Lexington, was killed in an automobile accident Friday at Oxford. Mrs. Robinson was born Dec. 23, 1948, in New Lexington, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Elkins Hooper of New Lexington and the late Robert Mautz. A resident of Michigan the past six years, she was manager of the Sherer-Thompson Laboratories at Oxford and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Lexington. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Dan Robinson; her stepfather, Fred Hooper of New Lexington; two stepbrothers, Brett and Bart Hooper, both of New Lexington; five stepsisters, Josie Hooper of New Lexington, Gloria Metzger of Newark and Lisa, Sandy and Pam Mautz, all of Somerset, and a grandmother, Mrs. Freda Elkins of Lancaster. Services were held Monday at Oxford, Mich. (Note from Gloria Metzger, submitter: All sisters and brothers in the article are half siblings, not step.)

Source: The Times Recorder

Robinson, Richard T.

Bikes Collide On Tile Plant Road, 2 Motorcyclists Killed in New Lex
By Deron Mikal, TR Staff Reporter
Two New Lexington youths were killed about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when their motorcycles collided on Tile Plant road (Perry County Road 42) a half mile from the entrance to Ludowici-Celadon Tile Plant. Dead are Thomas David Newlon, 15, son of Roger and Nancy Hoops Newlon of 508 Eastern avenue, New Lexington; and Richard T. Robinson, 19, of 414 Mill street, New Lexington. Witnesses said a group of six cyclists were riding along a mile stretch of Tile Plant road that lies at the west edge of the corporation limit and runs to the tile plant.
According to eye-witnesses at the scene, Newlon had slowed his bike down to turn around in the road. Robinson, however, did not notice the maneuver and struck a hump in the road, sending his motorcycle several feet into the air then on top of the Newlon two-wheeler.
Other riders with the pair were Steve Stepp, 15, John Higgen, 16, Dave Fleming, 16 and an unidentified fourth person. They were each on motorcycles following the victims, one person at the scene said. One of the boys alerted Delbert Shiplett of Maple Heights of the accident. Shiplett was walking along the road, it was reported, to read a gas meter. He is an employee of the tile plant. Shiplett returned to the plant to call authorities. Robert ambulance of New Lexington took the accident victims to Herendeen Clinic in New Lexington where they were pronounced dead on arrival from multiple chest, head and hip fractures. Robinson was riding a motorcycle owned by Mike Packett of New Lexington. Newlon had just gotten his bike about a month ago, it was reported. The Plant road runs between St. Aloysius Academy and the Fairgrounds and the stretch of road on which the youths were riding carries mostly traffic from tile plant employees. The mile-stretch runs between the last house on the road owned by Homer Seidel and the tile plant.

Newlon was born Feb 8, 1954, in Zanesville. He had lived in New Lexington until 1960 when his parents moved to Columbus.
They returned to New Lexington a month ago. Newlon would have been a junior at New Lexington High School this year. He had gone to Columbus Southmore Junior High School and South High School in Columbus. He attend Washington Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus. Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Susan of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hoops of New Lexington and Mrs. Edith McCune of Corning Route 2; and several aunts and uncles. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Reve J. Brooks Gregory officiating.

Robinson was born March 9, 1951, in New Lexington, a son of Mrs. Virginia Ansel of New Lexington Route 2- and the late Paul A. Robinson who died in 1957. He was a 1960 graduate of New Lexington High School and was employed at Owens Corning Fiberglass Co. in Newark. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and New Lexington Eagles Lodge 2070. Surviving are his widow, the former Sharon Decot; a daughter, Heather Lee; two brothers, James Robinson of Pataskala and Paul of New Lexington; a half brother, John Ansel of New Lexington Route 2; a sister, Theresa Robinson of New Lexington Route 2; grandparents, John Sines of Drakes and Mrs. Dora Sines of New Lexington. Friends may call at Chute-Wiley Funeral Home in New Lexington after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will follow in New Lexington Cemetery.

Source: The Times Recorder Newspaper, 12 Aug 1970
Submitter: Jerry Gross

Rohrer, Ann

New Lexington Tribune - Ann Rohrer, daughter of Andrew and Catherine Lehman, was born in Perry County, Ohio, October 13, 1847, and died April 9, 1902, aged 54 years, 5 months, and 27 days. She was married to Sebastian Rohrer, February 14, 1867. To this union, one son. She united with the United Brethren Church very early in life, and has lived a consistent Christian life until the Master said, ‘It is enough, come up higher.” She leaves to mourn a husband; one son; one granddaughter; two brothers; two sisters, and a host of friends. In her death the church has lost a worker, the community a kind neighbor, but we have this consolation, she died as she lived, trusting in the Saviour. Funeral held at Zion last Sunday, conducted by Rev. W. L. Hemisphar. Text: Rev. 11th Chapter, 12th verse. 

Source: Somerset Press, April 24, 1902
Submitter: Sue Saylor  

Rohrer, Mrs. Sebastian

Mrs. Sebastian Rohrer, whose home was southwest of this place, died in Indiana last week as the result of paralysis. The remains were brought here, and buried on Sunday at Zion U. B. Church. 

Source: Somerset Press, April 17, 1902
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Rooney, Rev. James

Word has been received here that Rev. James B. Rooney, L.L.D., died at his home in Newark, N.J., very suddenly Monday morning. For several years past he had been Chaplain at Seton Hall, a boy’s school. Father Rooney was formerly pastor at Zaleski, Ohio, and came to Shawnee as successor to Rev. Thomas J. Horan. Pastor of St. Mary’s Church. During his pastorate here Father Rooney made vast improvements on the church. At his request, in order that he might be near his relatives, he was transferred to a parish in the east. He was succeeded as pastor of St. Mary’s church by Rev. Father L.J. Kessler. Father Rooney was the fourth pastor of St. Mary’s. He was a very pius and zealous priest, dearly beloved by all his parishioners and enjoyed the friendship and high esteem of all with whom he came in contact. Regardless of religious affiliations, those who knew him will be grieved to learn of his passing away. His toil and devotions are finished. The light of a good and noble life has flickered out. He has gone, never more to return to the altars where he served. His memory will long be cherished for the good he accomplished in this wicked, cruel old world. May his reward be Great.

Source: The People's Advocate, May 21, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Ross, Bertha

Shawnee - Mrs. Bertha Ross, 73, of New Straitsville, died at 8:30 p.m.Tuesday (June 22) at Arcadia Rest Home, Logan Route 1, after a long illness.  Mrs. Ross was born Aug. 26, 1891 in Carbon Hill, Hocking County, a daughter of William G. and Anna Pierce Huston.  Surviving are two brothers, Barnett and Darl C. Huston both of New Straitsville, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Harry and a son, William are deceased.  The body was taken to Carl Hermey Funeral Home here and later to the residence of the son, Barnett Huston, where it will remain for services at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Denver Noggle officiating.  Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH, 24 Jun 1965

Ross, Dawson

A Tragedy at Tropic - Mr. Dawson Ross, aged about 50, is thought took his own life last Friday by drowning himself in the creek which runs through Tropic. His body was found after the Sheriff and police had dragged the stream for two days near the Rose Farm bridge, Tuesday about noon. He was married and leaves a wife and eight children, three of whom are married. The reason for this awful tragedy is not known, but it is thought perhaps Mr. Ross took his own life, because of failing health. He was despondent, because of this, and the easiest way out of it, sometimes it seems to many, is self destruction. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Cannon & Cannon. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, April 10, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Rowe, George J.

George J. Rowe, 90, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clayton Jones. 

Source:  Zanesville, Times Signal – Sunday Dec. 27, 1936
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Rush, LaCelia 

Mrs. Elmer Rush Dies at Straitsville, Mrs. LaCelia Rush, 68, Oreville, died very unexpectedly at Old Straitsville at 10:30 a. m. yesterday of a heart ailment. Mrs. Rush had been visiting at the home of a friend, Mrs. Lanning.  She was a member of the Apostolic Gospel Church at New Straitsville.  She was the daughter of Mose and Mary Jane Campbell Hite. The widow of Elmer Rush.
She is survived by a son, Clayton, New Straitsville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Emrick and Mrs. Stella Hicks, both of Gore and Mrs. Iva VanAtta, Logan Rt. 4 a grandchild.  Friends may call at Leonard Funeral Home until time of service at 2 p. m. Friday. The Rev. Paul Leaman of New Straitsville officiating. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Thursday, July 2, 1953
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Russell, John

John Russell, of this place, who for sometime past had made his home with his son Malcom Russell and family in Evansville, Ind., died there Tuesday afternoon. His body was brought here for interment and funeral was held this afternoon. Obituary will appear next week.

Source: The People's Advocate, May 18, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Ryan, Lula

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Ryan were held in Columbus, Saturday. The deceased was the widow of the late Irvin J. Ryan, who for many years was train dispatcher for the New York Central Railroad. She was a sister of Jess Ramsey, railroad conductor, well known here. He now resides at Buckeye Lake.

Source: The People's Advocate, May 21, 1943
Submitter: Rob Dishon