Aug. 3, 1953 - Oct. 26, 2007
GRANVILLE, Tenn. Jacqueline Mae (Savage) Peci, 54, formerly of Norwalk, Ohio a noted community leader, educator, and loving mother of three died Thursday at her home in Granville.
She was born Aug. 3, 1953 in Cleveland and was raised in Norwalk, graduating from Norwalk High School in 1971. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in French from Miami University in Oxford. Her commitment to education continued as she went on to become a full-time English teacher for the Smith County (Tennessee) public school system, a position she held until she died.
Jackie served on Norwalk City Council in Norwalk in the early 1990s, and was a leader within the Huron County Republican Women's Club. Her leadership was steadfastly informed by her faith, as she was an active member of the Norwalk Alliance Church.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed running, tennis, swimming, skiing and scuba diving. She kept two horses at her rural home, and found solace with friends in regular rides through the countryside there. Appreciation of culture and the arts were also very important to her. She was a violinist with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra for several years, as well as a soprano with Mastersingers, a choral ensemble in central Tennessee, and a member of the Symphony Guild in Cookeville, Tenn.
She is survived by her mother, Geraldine (Saas) Hardway, of Norwalk; father, Russell Savage, of Anderson, Ind.; sons, Joshua Gerken of Cleveland and Daniel Gerken of Columbus; a daughter, Dinah Gerken of Columbus; and brothers, Jeffrey Savage of Norwalk and Justin Savage of Norwalk.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Groff Funeral Home, 1 S. Main Street, Milan, Ohio, where a memorial service will take place at 6 p.m. A memorial service is also being planned in Tennessee.
Condolences can be sent to the funeral home, and they will be forwarded to the family.
LILLIAN JANE ADKINS
Sept. 4, 1947 Oct. 30, 2007
GREENWICH Lillian Jane Adkins, 60, of Greenwich, died Tuesday at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 4, 1947 in Fayette County, W.Va., daughter of the late James R. and Bessie (Slayton) Smith. She had lived in Greenwich for around 11 years and in Andover for the past 1 1/2 years. She was a cook at several area restaurants, including the Reed House in Nova.
She is survived by a son, Jerald Tim Adkins of Greenwich; a sister, Brenda Goings of Andover; and a brother, Billy Smith of Ashtabula.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jearld Adkins; and a sister, Betty Horne.
Friends may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich, where funeral services will take place at 2 p.m.. Burial will follow in Edwards Grove Cemetery in Greenwich.
Online condolences may be made atwww.eastmanfuneralhome.com. THOMAS S. COMSTOCK
Sept. 19, 1947 Oct. 29, 2007
MEDINA Thomas S. Comstock, 60, of Medina, died Monday.
He was born Sept. 19, 1947 in Sandusky and graduated from Ashland High School in 1965. He served in the Army as a medic from 1966 to 1968 during the Vietnam War.
In the past 32 years, he made many friends and loyal customers as the owner of Comstock's Sewing & Vacuum Center in Medina. He was the co-founder of the Medina Train Show and an avid boater, fisherman and scuba diver.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Terrie (Palmer) Comstock; a daughter and son-in-law, Mollie and Brian Lockwood of Brunswick and another daughter and her fianc Marcie Comstock and Tom Norton of Medina; brothers, Ronald Comstock and Kent M. Comstock, both of Ashland; sisters-in-law, Mary (Bill) Ritchie and Barb Waggoner; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chet Ronan in 1951; mother, Jane Comstock; adoptive father, James M. Comstock; and a son, Harry Comstock.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. with Richard Kovac officiating.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of Westlake, 29101 Health Campus Drive, Westlake, Ohio 44145.
April 13, 1934 Oct. 17, 2007
WICHITA FALLS, Texas Samuel Joseph Risner, 73, died Oct. 17 in Wichita Falls.
He was born April 13, 1934 in Plymouth, Ohio. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and later retired as a training manager from SAFB.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Risner of Wichita Falls; children, Andrea McEachren of Burleston, Texas, Sammy Risner of Wichita Falls, Texas and Kathleen Iglehart of Joshua, Texas; brothers, Frank Risner of Lancaster, Pa., Ray Risner of Plymouth; a sister, Margaret Kessler of Willard, Ohio; and seven grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Virginia Predieri Risner; and a sister, Marilyn Metz.
A celebration of life will be held at a later time under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Memorial gifts may be sent to an Alzheimer's group or a hospice.
VIVIAN M. GERTEN
Jan. 1, 1923 Oct. 30, 2007
TOLEDO Vivian M. (Towne) Gerten, 84, formerly of Norwalk and residing in Toledo, died Tuesday at her home.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 10.
A complete obituary from Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, will be published later.