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John W. “Bill” Stitzlein
(6/16/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 5:00 until 7:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home


John W. “Bill” Stitzlein, 89, of Loudonville died Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2018 in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville following a six-month illness. Bill was born January 10, 1929 near Greer and was the son of the late Clyde and Fern (Staats) Stitzlein. He was a 1947 graduate of Danville High School and farmed 69 years on his Holmes County farm. On January 22, 1949 he married Fern Leininger Stitzlein and she died October 1, 1983. Bill was a member of the Hanover Grange, Zion Lutheran Church of Loudonville, a former member of the Loudonville Fair Board, and was very proud to be an original member of the Buckeye Ramblers Dance Band for over forty years. He loved traveling, having made three trips to Europe as well as traveling extensively throughout the western United States.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marvelene (Metcalf) Stitzlein whom he married in 1984; two daughters: Myra Arndt of Loudonville, and Verona (Larry) Swank of Mansfield; two granddaughters: Laura Swank and Lana (Bryan) Dunlap, all of Gahanna; two great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Leah Dunlap; two step-daughters: Shelley Long of Jeromesville and Kim Hines of Mansfield; two step-sons: Bud Reynolds and Ron Reynolds, both of Loudonville; and two brothers: Don (Pat) Stitzlein and Conard (Nancy) Stitzlein, both of Glenmont. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Fern (Leininger) Stitzlein; his son-in-law, Mike Arendt; and his step-daughter, Pat Christian.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 AM in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, Loudonville with Chaplain Doug Olson of Pathways Hospice officiating. Burial will follow in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 5-7 PM in the Lindsey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to Pathways Hospice, 619 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805.




 
F. Marvin  Cates
(6/16/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 until 8:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home



F. Marvin Cates, 88, of Perrysville, died Saturday morning, June 16, 2018 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital, after a brief illness. Marvin was born December 5, 1929 in Perrysville, the son of the late Floyd C. and Cora (Gilmore) Cates. He was a 1948 graduate of Perrysville High School and a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Marvin lived most of his life in Perrysville, but he lived 10 years in Tiffin while working for American Standard. He had also worked 23 years at Borg-Warner Artesian in Mansfield, and a number of years at Mansfield Plumbing Products. He was a member of Perrysville United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 257, the Tiffin Elks, and the Hanover Lodge #115 F&AM. Marvin enjoyed golfing but he really loved ”telling stories”.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Jeffery and Sandy Cates of Perrysville; two daughters: Joretta Cates and Jan Cates, both of Loudonville; and two grandsons: Tyler and Justin Cates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Zody Cates on April 20, 2015; his parents, three brothers: John, Franklin “Hank”, and Kenneth Cates, and a sister, Josephine Brown.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:00pm in Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville with Rev. Carolyn Baker officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the American Legion and VFW will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8pm in the funeral home.




 
Ruth Ann Neer  Griebling
(6/16/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 until 8:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bellville


Ruth Ann Neer Griebling, 85, of Lexington, died early Saturday morning, June 16, 2018 in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville following a 13-month battle with Angiosarcoma. Ruth Ann was born April 22, 1933 in Weller Township, Richland County and was the daughter of the late Curtis L. and H. Marie (Wolford) Pittenger. She was a 1951 graduate of Union High School and lived in Richland County her entire life. On September 6, 1952 she married James K. Neer and he died on Nov. 19, 1972. She was a secretary/bookkeeper with Suburbanite Motors, Mid-Ohio Race Course, and for six months with WMAN, retiring in 1983. On April 16, 1985 she married Lester C. Griebling and he died on Feb. 6, 2003. Her faith was a priority throughout her lifetime and she was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bellville, and also volunteering with the Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center (BNOC) for many years. She enjoyed feeding her hummingbirds and following The Ohio State Buckeyes basketball teams as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Ruth Ann is survived by her sons: Daniel A. Neer and Michael J. Neer, both of Lexington; her daughter: Kimberly (Walt) Lindsey of Loudonville; four grandchildren: Stephanie (Nate) Huffman and Lauren (Kevin) Davis, all of Sunbury, Dustin (Amy) Neer of Bellville, and Danielle Neer of Howard; and great-grandchildren: Grace, Lilly, Grant, and Tyler Huffman, and Camden and Isla Davis; four step-sons: Gary, Doug (Susan), Alan (Sharon), and Tracy Griebling; four step-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Mawhorr of Mansfield, a brother and sister-in-law: Eldon and Norma Pittenger of Willard, and a sister-in-law: Jean Pittenger of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jim Neer; her second husband, Les Griebling; two brothers: Carlos “Curt” and Russell Pittenger; and one sister, Mary Naomi Whited.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, June 19 at 10:30 AM in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bellville with Rev. Doug Pretorius officiating. Graveside services will begin at 1:30 PM in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Township, Mansfield. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 PM in the LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE and also one hour prior to the funeral service (9:30-10:30) in the church. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church St., Bellville, OH 44813.




 
Regina E. “Reggie” Miller
(6/14/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 4:00 until 7:00 PM
Location: New Hope Community Church

Funeral:
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: New Hope Community Church



Regina “Reggie” Miller, 18, Lakeville, OH, died Thursday, June 14th after a tragic accident. She joyfully came into this world on June 26th, 1999. She is survived by her mother, Martha Miller, as well as her father Edwin Miller.

Reggie had a passion for life, succeeding at whatever she was determined to do. She graduated from West Holmes High School in 2017 with honors, where she also excelled in FFA, 4H, and was an active member of band—part of a trumpet trio. The trumpet trio included close friend Stephanie Keck—who died their senior year—and best friend Marc Simcak.

She was enrolled in The University of Denver where she studied International Business and Accounting Analytics. She excelled at rugby there, attaining player of the year status. Success was a huge motivation for her.

She is survived also by her maternal grandparents Levi & Clara Miller, and her paternal grandparents David & Clara Miller. Siblings Randy, Ritchie, Juanita, JoAnna, Julia, Bethany, and Nehemiah Miller. She is also survived by many friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She will be deeply missed by her boyfriend Jarren Gbedema who is stationed in Denver, CO.

Celebration of Life services will be Wednesday, June 20, at 10:30 AM in New Hope Community Church, 637 N. Market St., Loudonville, with Pastor Rob Paterson and Pastor Ben Carver officiating. Burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery. The Miller family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM in New Hope Community Church.




 
Eureta I.  Wilson
(6/14/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 12:00 until 1:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home



Eureta l. Wilson, 100, of Ashland, died early Thursday morning, June 14, 2018 in UH Samaritan Medical Center, Ashland after a brief illness. She was born February 7, 1918 in Perrysville, the daughter of the late Willis and Bernice G. (Oaks) Whitmire and was a 1936 graduate of Perrysville High School. Eureta had been a resident of Ashland since 1986, living in Perrysville and Loudonville most of her life. During World War II she, like many women of the time, worked at The Flxible Company. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Perrysville; a charter member of the Perrysville Fire Department Auxiliary; and a member of Loudon Post 257 American Legion Auxiliary.

Eureta is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Lennie and Jacki Wilson of Troy, Michigan; and twin grandsons: Matthew P. Wilson and Christopher G. Wilson, both of Troy, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Blair Wilson on December 7, 1968, her secomd husband, Marvin Oswalt on September 17, 1983; and her two sisters: Geraldine Carr Otto and Elloise Jones.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00pm in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE with Rev. Richard Beal officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may visit with the family Saturday from Noon to 1:00 in the funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, c/o Julianne Zody, PO Box 236, Perrysville, Ohio 44864.




 
Caralou Kershner  Mitchell
(6/13/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 4:00 until 7:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home



Caralou Kershner Mitchell, 90, of Perrysville, died Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018 in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville after a short illness. Caralou was born August 29, 1927 in Vermillion Township, Ashland County, the daughter of the late Lester and Bertha (Whittemire) Kershner. She was a Perrysville area resident most of her life and a 1945 graduate of Perrysville High School. When her children were young she was a Cub Scout, Brownie, and 4-H Leader. Caralou was a 15-year employee of June’s Crown House Gift Shop in Ashland, retiring in 1984. After her retirement, she and her late husband took many trips with the grandchildren and was active in area craft shows. She was the designer for the official Ashland County flag. Caralou was a member of the Perrysville Baptist Church and a former member of the Perrysville Dandi-Lions. On March 17, 1946 she married Dean L. Mitchell and he died in 2002. She was dearly loved and devoted to the ‘togetherness’ of her family.

She is survived by five grandchildren: Melisa (Clay) Swainhart of Lucas, Lonny Mitchell of Mansfield, Amy (Curt) Parrish of Lucas, Tom Carnes and Don Carnes, both of Mansfield; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, John Ross of Perrysville; a daughter-in-law, Barb Mitchell of Mansfield; brother-in-law, Ray Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Sharon Ross in 2001; her son, Lanny Mitchell in 2004; a sister, Nellie Gongwer; and two brothers: Kenneth and Robert Kershner.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 AM in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, Loudonville with Rev. Howard Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Friday evening from 4-7 PM in Lindsey Funeral Home. Memorials contributions may be given to Perrysville Baptist Church, c/o Naomi Smart, 172 E. Third Street, Perrysville, OH 44864 or Perrysville Firefighters Assoc., 181 E. Third Street, Perrysville, OH 44864.




 
Anne A.  Payne
(6/10/2018)
Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 until 8:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home


Anne A. Payne, 71, of Ashland died Sunday evening, June 10, 2018 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus following a short illness. Anne was born September 19, 1946 in Greenwood, MS and was the daughter of the late Lloyd C. and Jane A. (Ashley) Chambers. Anne was enriched by living in multiple countries as she grew up within a military family. She was a resident of Ashland the last few years, living in the Loudonville-Perrysville area for many years. Anne was a 1965 graduate of Tempe Union High School in Tempe, Arizona and a 1980 Summa Cum Laude graduate of The Ohio State University and received the Outstanding Senior Award. On December 10, 1976 she married Jack Payne and he died August 10, 2003. She worked with her husband and was co-owner of Payne and Associates accounting firm for many years. Anne was a strong wife, mother, and outstanding grandmother and friend. She was also a foster mother to dozens of teens, a guide for the adolescent friends of her children, and was known as a deeply loyal friend. Anne's family would like to thank the Martin House Assisted Living staff for the care and compassion shown to their mother over the last several years.

Anne is survived by four daughters: Patty (Gary) Forbes, Tonya (Jim) Stanger, both of Perrysville, Amanda Payne of Loudonville, and Kim Ark of Lewis Center; one son: Bill Payne of Galion; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Payne; her daughter, Megan Payne; her parents, Lloyd and Jane Chambers; her brother, Lloyd "Buckey"¯ Chambers, Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Bev Payne; and her husband's parents: William and Ella Mae "Jo"¯ Payne.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June14, 2018 at 11:00 am in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, Loudonville. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 PM in the funeral home. Private burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be donated to Dale-Roy School & Workshop, 1256 S. Center St., Ashland, OH 44805, or Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., #105, Worthington, OH 43085.




 
 
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