Aug. 20, 1920 Feb. 3, 2008
NORTH FAIRFIELD Loretta B. White, 87, of North Fairfield, died Sunday morning in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 20, 1920 in Ottawa County to the late Christ E. and Edna (Haack) Knudsen and lived in this area most of her life.
She was a member of the North Fairfield United Methodist Church and was a 1938 graduate of North Fairfield High School where she was a guard on the girls basketball team.
She was the cafeteria manager at South Central High School from 1963 to 1972 and was a former employee of the C.E. Ward Company in New London.
She was a member of the Farm Womens Club, the Chit Chat Club, the Young at Heart Club and the North Fairfield Legion Auxiliary 706, and a former member of the Willard Eagles Auxiliary.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, tatting and needle work and entered many items at the Huron County Fair. She also enjoyed crafts, basket making and spending time with family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Linda White of North Fairfield and Bob and Diane White of North Fairfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Larry Coy of North Fairfield and Ginny and Gordon Ebinger of Greenwich; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Sandy Knudsen of New London; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Joe Duta of Medina, Shirley Engelman of Genoa and Sue and Jim Goorman of Muskegon, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. White in 1982 and by her grandson, Gary Coy in 2001.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Linda Masters, pastor of the North Fairfield United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be in North Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the North Fairfield United Methodist Church, 105 West Main Street, North Fairfield, Ohio 44855. Online condolences may be made atwww.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.
Aug. 1, 1930 Feb. 2, 2008
WILLARD Mable Hicks, 77, of Willard, died Saturday in the University of Toledo Medical Center.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1930 in Floyd County, Ky. to the late Jim and Lola (Howard) Shepherd.
She lived in Kentucky as a young child. She moved to Michigan with her mother, father, brothers and sisters and resided there until moving to Ohio with her own family. In Ohio, she worked outside of the home for a while and then became a homemaker and devoted caregiver to her sister, Marie Shepherd.
She was known throughout her family and friends as a wonderful cook along with being caring and nurturing. She enjoyed her flower gardens and sowed seeds not only in her gardens but also in her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Hicks, whom she wed in 1970; sons, James Hicks of Willard, Stephen and Diana Hicks of Willard; five granddaughters; brothers, Clinton and Pat Shepherd of Michigan, Claude and Sharon Shepherd of Ohio, and Kanawha and Vickie Shepherd of Michigan; sisters, Marie Shepherd of Willard, Cleo and Larry Cowgill of Michigan, Lonnie Swope of Michigan and Bonnie and Dick Sackman of Michigan; Many cousins, nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Anne Shepherd of Willard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lola (Howard) Shepherd; a son, Timothy Hicks; a sister, Catherine and Harmon Prater; a brother, Charlie Shepherd; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Swope.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial to follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.
Online condolences may be made atwww.secorfuneralhomes.com. JENNIFER LYNN BURON
Nov. 25, 1969 Jan. 23, 2008
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Jennifer Lynn Buron, 38, died Jan. 23 after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born to Robert and Lorraine Butler Sr. in Milan, Ohio on Nov. 25, 1969 as the youngest of seven children.
She served on the Queen's Court for the Milan Melon Festival in 1986. She was both First Runner-up and Miss Congeniality. She was active in band and cheerleading during her school days at Edison High School in Milan. She graduated in 1987.
She attended college at Ohio State University in Columbus where she joined the Junior League and served on the board until moving out of state a year ago.
While attending college, she met Carlos Buron, her husband of more than nine years. They married June 13, 1998 and made their home in Columbus until she received her master's degree in business in 2002. They moved to Toledo where they were delightfully joined by Christian Antonio, 6, and Sophia Lorraine, 4, and their golden lab, Sabastian. The family moved to Fredericksburg, Va. in the spring of 2007.
She is survived by her parents, Robert and Lorraine Butler Sr. of Foley, Ala.; a brother, Robert Butler Jr. (Jody) of Sandusky, Ohio; five sisters, Barbara Butler Bores of Castro Valley, Calif., Joan Knallay (Edward) of Milan, Carol Dalton (Bob) and Sharon Mellon, both of Crestwood, Ky., and Shelly Lindecamp (Chuck) of Milan; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mass was held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church of Fredericksburg, Va., where she was a member.
Interment was held in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery near the family cabin in Corry, Pa.
Memorial gifts can be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research at komenforthecure.com.
GALE C. LIVENGOOD
Jan. 31, 2008
CLYDE, N.C. Gale Clare Livengood, 80, of Crabtree, died Thursday at his residence.
A native of Norwalk, he had resided in Evanston, Ill. and moved to Haywood County in 1989.
He was the son of the late Forrest and Ruth White Livengood.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Lynn Livengood.
He served as a Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple Heart.
He retired in 1988 as President of Home Vision, a subsidiary of Films, Inc., where he was employed for 33 years.
He and his wife built and were innkeepers of WindSong A Mountain Inn and later WindDancers Lodge and Llama Treks.
He was on the board of Fines Creek Community Association and the Tourism Development Authority.
He had a life-long interest and commitment to education and was actively involved in the formation of the Fines Creek Library.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Donna Munson Livengood; daughters, Bobbi Lambert and husband, Hugh, of Cherokee, Jill Taylor and husband, Chip, of Derry, N.H., and Sarah O'Connor and husband, Paul, of Cornelius, NC; sons, Gregg Livengood and wife, Susan, of the Fines Creek Community, Chris Livengood and wife, Toni, of Anna, IL, and Matt Livengood and wife, Alayne, of Maple Valley, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and one-great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at Fines Creek Community Center at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials gifts may be sent to Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721 or Fines Creek Library, 678 South Haywood St., Waynesville, N.C. 28786.
Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made atwww.wellsfuneralhome.com. BRADLEY C. SMITH
Dec. 16, 1985 Feb. 1, 2008
NORWALK Bradley Charles Smith, 22, of Norwalk, died unexpectedly Friday at his residence.
He was born Dec. 16, 1985 in Norwalk.
He enjoyed being with family and friends.
He worked for Scheid Concrete in Huron for the past two years.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph A. and Barbara A. (Heidl) Smith of Norwalk; paternal grandparents, Charles E. and Billie F. (Collins) Smith of Norwalk; sister, Jessica M. Smith of Norwalk; brothers, Joshua L. (Sarah) Smith of Norwalk and Bryan J. (Connie Casselberry) Smith of Milan; one nephew; one niece; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Helen Heidl; and two cousins, Pete Rinner and Samantha Smith.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Wiechers officiating.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk.
Online condolences may be made atwww.norwalkfuneral.com.