Last rites held on Saturday for Mrs. Ruth Caddick, 34
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Caddick, Oberlin Rd., died last week Wednesday at Highland View Sanitarium, Cleveland. She was 34.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Cowling Funeral Home with interment in Westwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Caddick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Manns, Oberlin Rd., was born in Oberlin Jan. 6, 1930, and lived all here life in this area. She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1947] and attended Ohio State University.
Besides her parents she is survived by one son, James L., at home; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Marilyn) Elliott of Columbus and Mrs. Conrad (Wilma) Zech of Wakeman; and her grandfather, Henry Pallas of Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 22, 1964, p. 6A.

Harriet Muriel Cady

Miss Harriet Muriel Cady, 44, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 22, 1964. She was born on October 30, 1919, in Techow, Shantung, China, the daughter of the Reverend Lyman T. Cady, t, ’16, and the late Muriel Poor Cady, ’16. [She graduated from OHS in 1937 and from Oberlin College in 1942.]In 1960 she became associate counselor at the International Student Center of the University of Michigan. She had held executive positions in the YWCA in Pullman, Washington, Indiana University, and Rochester, Minnesota. She spent a year at Fisk University in the music department and was for four years religious education director of the Congregational Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Congregational Church.Miss Cady is survived by her father and stepmother; by two brothers, William, ’39, and Eugene L.; and two sisters, Eleanor Cady Weber, ’43, and Mrs. Arthur Hall.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Oberlin, Ohio, November 1964, p. 31.

George F. Cahill, 66, Inventor, Dies Here
Devised Floodlight Projector That Made Night Sports Events Possible
George F. Cahill, inventor of the floodlight projector bearing his name, thereby making night athletic events possible, died of a heart attack on Sunday at his residence, 316 West Eighty-fourth Street. He was in his sixty-seventh year.
Mr. Cahill’s device, known as the Cahill glareless duplex floodlight projector, is widely used all over the United States as well as in England and several other foreign countries to light athletic fields, indoor arenas and other extensive areas.
The Lewisohn Stadium, the Yankee Stadium, the Polo Grounds, Madison Square Garden and the Seventh Regiment Armory, all use his projectors.
In addition, the Cahill projector is used at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh; Griffith Stadium, Washington, D. C.; Wembley Stadium, London, and at Annapolis, West Point, Norte Dame, Dartmouth, Columbia athletic fields and those of scores of other colleges.
The firm of Cahill Brothers, floodlight manufacturers, at 519 West Forty-fifth Street, was founded by Mr. Cahill as senior partner, his two brothers, Arthur T. Cahill and the late Dr. Thaddeus Cahill, scientist and inventor.
A son of the late Dr. Timothy Cahill and Ellen Harrington Cahill, he was born in Van Buren County, Ohio. He attended Oberlin College for a time and studied law at George Washington University. He came to New York in 1911.
Mr. Cahill never married. Besides his brother, he is survived by two sisters, the Misses Margaret and Eleanor Cahill, and a niece, Miss Margaret Eleanor Cahill.
Funeral services will be held for him at 8:30 tonight at his late residence. The Rev. Dr. A. A. Berle, a retired Congregational minister, will officiate.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Tuesday, October 15, 1935, p. 23.

Thaddeus Cahill, Inventor, 66, Dies
Beginning as a Lawyer, He Turned to Electrical and Scientific Study
Had Laboratory Here
Devised Electric Typewriter and Telharmonium for Sending Music by Telephone
Thaddeus Cahill, who invented an electrical typewriter and the device for producing music electrically, known as the telharmonium, died suddenly at 10 o’clock yesterday morning of a heart attack at his home, 316 West Eighty-fourth Street. He was 66 years old. A bachelor, he is survived by two brothers, George F. and Arthur T. Cahill, and two sisters, the Misses Margaret and Eleanor Cahill, all of this city.
Dr. Cahill (he received the degree of D. C. L. from George Washington University in 1900) was born in Mount Zion, Iowa. After attending Oberlin (Ohio) High School [where he graduated in 1884] and Oberlin Academy, he studied law at Columbian, now George Washington, University in Washington and received his LL. B. in 1892.
After but a brief experience at the bar he devoted himself to scientific research, chiefly in connection with various new applications of electricity. The New International Encyclopedia states that Dr. Cahill “devised the electric typewriter, but his most notable achievement was the invention of a process of producing music electrically by means of alternators or dynamos transmitting vibrations from a central station to receiving telephones. A company was organized to exploit the invention, but was unable to do so with success.”
The same authority says of the telharmonium:
“The keyboard is similar to that of an organ; the keys operate switches so as to bring the several alternators into action on the lines or mains as required. The notes produced are of remarkable purity, being surpassed only by that of a good string. The performer has absolute control over the notes, both as to expression and timbre; he can produce at will the note of practically any instrument, and even notes of an entirely new quality. Since any number of receivers can be connected to a single keyboard, it is possible for a single performer to be heard in practically any number of places at one time, and a distribution system was planned whereby music could be transmitted to a large number of subscribers.”
In 1902 Dr. Cahill moved his laboratory from Washington to Holyoke, Mass., and in 1911 he established it in this city and became president of the New York Cahill Telharmonic Company. The city granted him a franchise to put wires in the streets, and he and his family invested several hundred thousand dollars in the construction of a plant at 535 West Fifty-sixth Street. In 1912 musicians playing there on electrical keyboards were heard by audiences in Carnegie Hall, elsewhere in New York, and in Boston, Springfield, Baltimore, Washington, and other cities.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Friday, April 13, 1934, p. 19.

Funeral service is held for Mary Alice Cain, 19
Miss Mary Alice Cain, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cain, 185 Grafton, was fatally injured in an automobile accident in southern Ohio Sunday. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Washington Courthouse.
Funeral service was held yesterday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Miss Cain, born in Oberlin, would have been 20 on Nov. 20. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1966 [1967] and for the past year had been working as a secretary in Chillicothe. She was a member of Girls Assembly of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Troya Valentine of Chillicothe and Carol Lucinda, at home; three brothers, James of Chillicothe, Donald and Karl Michael, at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Muriel Brown of Chillicothe and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Lindsay of Oberlin; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Lola Cain of Paulding.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 24, 1968, p. 3.

Richard M. Cain dies at age 63
Richard Meredith Cain, 63, of Rocky River, brother of Doris (Mrs. Walter) Gorske of Oberlin, died Sunday evening at Fairview Park General Hospital. He had been in poor health for the past six months.
Born in Oberlin he had lived in the area most of his life [and was a 1936 graduate of OHS]. He was a member of Pipefitters and Welders Union, No. 42; Oberlin Lodge No. 380, F & AM; and was a World War II veteran in the Army Corps of Engineers.
He is also survived by his wife, Shirley.
Masonic services in the Cowling Funeral Home were held Tuesday evening, followed by graveside services in Westwood Cemetery on Wednesday morning. The Rev. Stanley Cole officiated.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 22, 1982, p. 2.

Shirley Cain
Shirley Napp Cair of Largo, Fla., formerly of Oberlin, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Overdon Fla. She was 85.
Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Elyria, she lived in Oberlin many years before moving to Florida [and was a 1937 graduate of OHS].
She worked as a hairdresser for Professional Hair Care in Oberlin.
Mrs. Cain was preceded in death by here husband, Richard M. Cain; and parents, Edwin Napp and Margaret Monhall.
Private graveside services were held at Westwood Cemetery. Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 11, 2005.

Mary Cairns Dies
Following an illness of ten years Mary Catherine Cairns, daughter of Professor W. D. Cairns, died on September 2 at the Green Springs, Ohio, Tuberculosis Sanitarium about an hour after her father had left by automobile for New York City to attend mathematical meetings there. [She was a 1923 graduate of OHS.] Professor Cairns sends word that after cremation, memorial services will be held at the home on North Park street at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon of this week.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, September 8, 1938, p. 2.

Dr. Robert W. Cairns
Dr. Robert W. Cairns, 75, a former president and executive director of the American Chemical Society, died of pneumonia Jan. 27 at Stonegates Nursing Home in Greenville, Del.
Dr. Cairns, who spent most of his working career at Hercules Inc. in Wilmington, Del., came to Washington in 1971 as a deputy assistant secretary for science and technology at the Department of Commerce. He held that job for two years, then became executive director of the American Chemical Society here and served until he retired in 1977. In 1980 he moved back to Wilmington.
Born in Oberlin, Ohio, Dr. Cairns graduated from [OHS in 1926 and from] Oberlin College and received a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.
He was president of the American Chemical Society in 1968 and president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in 1976 and 1977.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine K., of Wilmington; three sons, Michael J., of Wilmington, R. Christopher, of Haverford, Pa., and Stephen W., of Framingham, Mass.; a daughter, Lindsey C. Lawrence of Winchester, Mass., and 10 grandchildren.
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Saturday, February 2, 1985, p. B7.

Robert William “Bob” Cairns

Dr. Robert W. Cairns, a 1926 graduate of Oberlin High School, was born December 23, 1909, in Oberlin, Ohio, and died January 27, 1985, in Wilmington, Delaware.  His biography may be found in “Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering,” Volume 3 (1989), pp. 68-72, found online beginning at (use the “Page >” button to read subsequent pages).  Linked with permission of the National Academies Press.

Esther C. Calkins
Funeral services for Esther C. Calkins, 69, of 1012 Valley Blvd., will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harold Dicken Funeral Home. The Rev. Kenneth E. Nelson, pastor at the Camden Baptist Church, will officiate.
Miss Calkins died yesterday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon after an illness of two years.
Born in Camden Township on Nov. 14, 1899, she [graduated and from OHS in 1917 and] was a Canton public school teacher for 42 years. She retired this past February.
Miss Calkins was a member of the Camden Baptist Church and the Tri-Rosis of Canton.
One niece Mrs. Raymond C. (Marilyn) Hammerle, Elyria, survives.
Friends will be received at the funeral home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. where the casket will remain closed.
Burial will be in Camden Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributes be sent to the Lorain County Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, July 10, 1969, p. 22.

Partner in plumbing firm dies [Max Calkins]
Max M. [or N.?] Calkins, 62, of 1012 Valley Blvd., died unexpectedly in Elyria Memorial Hospital at 8:25 a.m. today. He was admitted to the hospital early Monday morning.
Mr. Calkins, partner in the plumbing firm of Krebs-Calkins, Inc., was active in Masonic circles.
He was born in Camden, Oct. 30, 1902, [graduated from OHS in 1920,] and lived in Elyria 25 years.
Mr. Calkins was a member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church, King Solomon Lodge 56 F. and A. M., member and past patron of Elyria Chapter No. 165, Order of Eastern Star; member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of New Castle, Pa.; Al Koran Temple, Cleveland, and El Rey Grotto; a member and past president of the Lorain County Shrine Club. He also was a member and past president of Elyria Country Club, a member of Elyria Elks No. 468 and a director of the Northern Savings and Loan Co.
Surviving are his wife, Lizbeth, to whom he was married 41 years; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Marilyn) Hammerle, Elyria; three grandsons, Steven A., Robert D. and Lynn N. Hammerle; a sister, Miss Esther C. Calkins, Canton; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew Church with Dr. G. Russel Hargate officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harold Dicken Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Lorain County Heart Fund.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, November 11, 1964, p. 22.

Josephine Franks Calland
At the age of 92, Mrs. William C. Calland (Josephine Franks), Oberlin College class of 1876, died on April 8, 1950, in Springfield, Missouri. [She was an 1876 graduate of OHS.]
Mrs. Calland and her husband had lived in Springfield since 1886, when Mr. Calland first became associated with Drury College. During her life in Springfield, Mrs. Calland had been active in many organizations connected with the college and the Congregational Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and a daughter.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, May 1950, p. 25.

David Camargo
[Oscar] David Camargo, 19, of State College has died.
Born Dec. 27, 1979, in Oberlin, Ohio, he was a son of Oscar Camargo of Oberlin, Ohio, and Carol Walker Camargo of State College.
He was a graduate of Oberlin, Ohio, High School.
He worked at C-COR.Net in College Township.
He enjoyed football, tennis, mountain climbing and ski boarding.
In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by a daughter, Deiona Marie Camargo of State College, and a fiancee, Kristi Couch of State College.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home Inc., 1034 Benner Pike, College Township.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Gail Leightley, Spiritual Leader of First Unity Church of Centre County, officiating.
Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centre County MHMR office, Attn: Youth Violence Prevention, 520 Holmes St., Willowbank Building, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823.
Centre Daily Times, State College, Penns., Thursday, September 23, 1999, 4A.

David Camargo

Word has been received of the death of David Camargo, 19, of State College, Pa., former Oberlin resident.
Born in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1999] and moved to State College recently, where he was employed by C-Cor.Net.
He enjoyed football, tennis, mountain climbing and ski boarding.
Survivors include his fiancée, Kristi Couch of State College; a daughter, Deiona Marie Camargo of State College; his mother, Carol Walker Camargo of State College, Pa.; and his father, Oscar Camargo of Oberlin.
Services were Sept. 24 at the Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home, State College, with Gail Leightley, Spiritual Leader of First Unity Church of Centre County, officiating. Burial was in Centre County Memorial Park in College Township.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Centre County MHMR Office, ATTN: Youth Violence Prevention, 520 Holmes St., Willowbank Building, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 28, 1999, p. 2.

Nancy Cameron dies at age 45
Funeral services were held yesterday at 1 p.m. in the Cowling Funeral Home for Nancy Ellen Cameron, 196 W. College, who died Saturday evening at the age of 45.
Mrs. Cameron had experienced a severe headache and went to her room to rest and when members of her family tried to awaken her for dinner around 7:30 p.m. they could not do so. Her husband, William H. “Speck” Cameron, took her to Allen Hospital. The Lorain County coroner ruled that Mrs. Cameron had died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born in Oberlin on Jan. 10, 1930, Mrs. Cameron had lived here all her life and was a 1948 graduate of Oberlin high School. She was past president of the Oberlin Junior Women’s Club, one of the organizers of Parent Advisory Councils in the public schools and a member of First Methodist Church.
She was a secretary at Oberlin College, and had worked in the physical education department and more recently the mathematics department.
Survivors in addition to her husband are her son and daughter, Chris and Linda, a 5th grader at Pleasant School and a senior at Oberlin High School, respectively; her mother, Mrs. Chris Oliver of 164 N. Prospect; and a sister, Shirley (Mrs. Val) Nasipak of Manlius, N.Y.
Here mother had been on a vacation trip in the South Pacific, and was reached in the Fiji Islands. She arrived back in Oberlin, after a 24-hour flight on Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. Donald Yaussy of First Methodist Church officiated at the funeral service. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 30, 1975, p. 12.

William Cameron
William “Speck” Cameron, 58, of Oberlin, died in his home Jan. 20, apparently after a heart attack.
He was a lifelong resident of Oberlin and worked as a carpenter at Oberlin College for 30 years. He had been scheduled to receive a 30-year pin at the Oberlin College employees dinner and it was awarded posthumously.
He [was a 1948 graduate of Oberlin High School,] served in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950s and was a member of the Lorain County Carpenters Union.
He is survived by a son, Christ of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Kyle (Linda) Michalak of Oberlin; his mother, Mrs. Helen Lang of Oberlin, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, in 1975.
Services were Tuesday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Woomer, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 28, 1988, p. 5.

Joan C. Camp
Joan C. Camp, 58, of Norwalk, former Oberlin resident, died May 4 at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, of injuries sustained in a car accident on April 17.
Born in Oberlin, she was a 1954 graduate of Oberlin High School. She had lived in Norwalk since 1955. She was a secretary at St. Paul Catholic School, Norwalk, for 18 years.
Mrs. Camp was a member of the Norwalk area Federal Credit Union, St. Paul Catholic Church, the Women of St. Paul’s, the St. Paul Convocation Center committee, F.C.E.D.O., and other school activities.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Carl E.; her mother, Marie Young of Amherst; a son, Dennis C. of Norwalk; two daughters, Diane M. Hammersmith and Lynn L. Taylor, both of Norwalk; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Kenny L. Young of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil G. Young; and a brother, Gordon R. Young.
Services were Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Norwalk, with the Rev. Herbert Willman, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Convocation Center, or to the St. Paul School Library, St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk 44857.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 9, 1995, p. 2.

Albert A. Campbell
Oberlin -- Albert A. ''Jake'' Campbell, 79, of Oberlin, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home, following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Cairo, Ill., living in Oberlin most of his life [where he was a member of the OHS class of 1943].
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
Campbell was employed at Oberlin College, for 43 years, retiring as a custodial supervisor in 1991. He also worked as a custodian at the Oberlin Golf Club for 36 years.
He was a member of the Oberlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 656. He attended Christ Temple Apostolic Church, Oberlin. He enjoyed golf and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (nee Wall); sons Jeffrey J. Campbell of Oberlin and Gregory A. Campbell of Columbus; daughters Kathleen D. Campbell-Curl, Jacquelyn R. Doane, and Constance M. Ponder, all of Oberlin; Rita G. Radney of Chicago, Ill., and Tina G. Hanibal of Lorain; sisters Pearl White of Oberlin and Marsha of Cairo, Ill; and 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Campbell and Verlena Irene Henry (nee Rose).
Friends may call Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin, where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Bishop Gary Washington will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, March 26, 2002.

Had Been Oberlin Resident 67 Years
Miss Anna Belle Campbell Died Sunday—Funeral This Afternoon at 2 O’Clock
Miss Anna Belle Campbell died Sunday at her home, 196 Elm street. She had been in failing health for several weeks.
Miss Campbell had been a resident of this place for the last 67 years. She was born in North Fairfield October 9, 1857, and the family came to Oberlin in 1868. She was graduated from [OHS in 1875 and from] Oberlin College in 1877, before she had reached her 20th birthday. She had majored in chemistry.
During her earlier days here Miss Campbell had taken an active part in work of the Second Congregational church and for years had charge of the floral decorations. She was a woman of high character and for years made a home for her aged mother and brother. Her mother died several years ago and her brother, Kent, died on New Years, 1934.
Her grandparents were early settlers of Ohio, coming from New England in 1807 and settling south of Norwalk.
Funeral services will be held at Sedgeman’s funeral parlors this afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. William Smith. Burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 6, 1935, p. 1.

Carol Morrison Campbell
Oberlin -- Carol Morrison Campbell, 79, of Oberlin, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Allen Medical Center, Oberlin, following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Oberlin, where she was a lifelong resident [and a 1940 graduate of OHS].
Mrs. Campbell was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Oberlin. She enjoyed gardening and antiques.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Charles Campbell of Oberlin; daughter, Kimberly Condon of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Helen Swartz of California; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Whitlaw and Helen (nee Barber) Morrison.
Private burial will take place at a later date. There will be no funeral service or visitation.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, handled arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, April 02, 2003.

Donald Charles Campbell
Donald Charles Campbell of Oberlin died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Elms Convalescent Home in Wellington, following a long illness. He was 82.
Born June 12, 1922, in Oberlin, he lived in Oberlin his entire life [and was a 1940 graduate of OHS]. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He taught high school government classes at Oberlin and Fairview high schools for 30 years, retiring in 1975.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Oberlin. He enjoyed fishing and antiques.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Condon of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers Lowell Campbell of Oberlin and Richard “Bus” Campbell of Lovelock, Nev.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (nee Morrison); and parents, Harry and Lucille (nee Reighley) Campbell.
A private family burial will be scheduled for a later date. Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 31, 2005.

Marea Erf Campbell

Campbell Marea Erf Campbell, age 95, of the Jones-Harrison Residence in Minneapolis, MN, passed away on February 2, 2002. [She was] preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Campbell Jr.; her twin sister, Harriet Goerner and their older sister, Laura Gray.
She was born on August 18, 1906 in Yonkers, New York and lived in Yonkers; Norwich, Vermont and Oberlin, Ohio in her youth[, graduating from OHS in 1925]. She also lived in Excelsior, Minneapolis and Dalbo, Minnesota, Kimberling City, Missouri, then back to Minneapolis in 1988.
During her lifetime, she touched many lives in very positive ways. Marea had many friends of all ages and especially enjoyed being with children. She was an accomplished artist and had a fervent interest in our local, state and federal governments. She had a greeting card business in Minneapolis, and later in Dalbo, MN; she had a business of buying and selling antiques. In Kimberling City, Missouri, she turned her attention to being of help in creating associations for people like The Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake and the Table Rock Lake Art Guild; while maintaining her many other interests. She was an active member of many different churches throughout the years. When she moved back to Minneapolis, she became a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark with their supportive members and clergy.
Marea is survived by her daughter, Nancy Stone (Mrs. Charles W.); her son, Stuart Campbell and his wife Ginny; and her special niece & loving friend, Ellen Gray. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. It is hoped that her positive attitude will be honored and retained by all of them. Her surviving grandchildren are Charles W. Stone III, Cynthia Stone, Jessica Wiltgen and her husband Jeffrey, Polly Hanson and her husband Fridolf, Sara Richter and her husband Peter, and Betsy Scott-Watson and her husband Michael; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 322 Second St., Excelsior, MN at 10 am Monday, February 11, 2002, with Reverend W. Andrew Waldo performing the service with Reverend Douglas Fontaine assisting him. A reception in the church will follow the service. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. No flowers please.
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn., Wednesday, February 6, 2002.

Murton W. Campbell
Murton W. Campbell, 76, of Norwalk, former Oberlin resident, died June 10 at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1938]. In high school he was a Golden Gloves boxing champion. He graduated from Peru State College in Nebraska and received a master’s degree from Kent State University.
During World War II, he served in the Navy Seabees in the Admiralty Islands.
Later he taught and coached football at Wellington High School and at Waite High School in Toledo for many years. He also taught and coached at Bowsher High School in Maumee. While in Maumee, he managed the complex of pools and Children’s Wonderland, retiring in 1977.
Mr. Campbell moved to Norwalk in 1977. There he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Mount Vernon Lodge 64 Free and Accepted Masons, and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
He was also a member of every Masonic organization and the Queen Esther Chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star, Norwalk.
He was a life member of the Ohio State Retired Teacher’s Association, Huron County Republican Club, and was a donor member of the Huron County Humane Society. He also served as a judge on the Norwalk Election Board.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Charlene E.; daughters, Constance Sprafka of Knoxville, Iowa, Kathi Flew of Norwalk, and Kelly Trakenton of Poquoson, Va.; sons, Douglas of Morristown, N.J., and David of Layton, Utah; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Lucille Campbell of Oberlin; a sister, Arlene Sheffield of Elyria; and brothers, Richard of Lovelock, Nev., and Lowell and Donald, both of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; Dorothy (nee Roberts); his father, Harold; and a sister, Phyllis Sheffield.
Services were Monday in the Kubach-Smith Funeral Home, Norwalk, with the Rev. Eleanor J. Brouillard, pastor of Milan Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Lawrence E. Lambes, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Norwalk, officiating. Burial was in Brownhelm Cemetery in Vermilion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky 44870; the Wall of Bricks, Masonic Temple, 319 E. Main St., Norwalk 44857; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 14, 1994, p. 2.

Mrs. Canfield, donor of Wakeman library, dies
Wakeman—Mrs. Augusta W. Canfield, 87, to whose generosity the village owes its Wakeman Community Library, died last night in Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital, Norwalk, where she had been a patient a week. She lived on Fitchville River Road.
Mrs. Canfield’s gift of the library to the village was in memoriam to her husband Calvert C. Canfield who died in 1939.
A native of Oberlin [and an 1899 graduate of OHS,] Mrs. Canfield had lived in Wakeman 10 years coming from East Cleveland where she lived 46 years. She was a member of the Wakeman Congregational Church, the Ladies Society of the church, the Riverside Reading Circle, Sunshine Club and Friends of the Library. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean A. Armstrong of Bay Village; a son, Calvert C. Canfield III of Wakeman; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Ira W. West of Avon Park, Fla.
A daughter, Mrs. Lucille Reichert died in 1967. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Friends will be received at the Gerber Funeral Home this evening from 7 t o 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The funeral service is tentatively set for Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev. Elwyn Owen will officiate. Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, July 11, 1968, p. 28.

Barbara Cann
Barbara Cann, 50, of Elyria, died Sunday at Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, after a long illness.
She [graduated from OHS in 1958,] lived 33 years in the Oberlin-Elyria area and was a member of Christ Temple Church, Oberlin.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie; a daughter, Shunda of Elyria; sons, Marcus E. and Craig E., both of Elyria; two grandchildren; her father, Robert L. Eldridge of Indianapolis; and sisters, JoAnn Henry of Elyria, and Janice Mitchell of Indianapolis.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Christ Temple Church with the Rev. Laurence Nevels, pastor, officiating.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Cann may be made to American Lung Association.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, October 17, 1989, p. B-2.

Bertha Cann
Miss Bertha Cann, 91, died in Daytona Beach, Florida, on December 18 [15?], 1965. [She was an 1891 graduate of OHS and an 1896 graduate of Oberlin College.] She was a retired teacher. She had taught for 37 years, 27 of them at Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York. Miss Cann was born in Oberlin in 1873. Her interests outside the schoolroom included the American Association for the United Nations, UNICEF, Good Neighbors, civil liberties, the Council of Churches, Bethune College, and others. She is survived by a number of cousins.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1966, p. 38.

Barbara A. Cannon
Barbara Cannon, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 5 at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Born on Mar. 23, 1927, Mrs. Cannon was a lifelong resident of Oberlin.
A [1946] graduate of Oberlin High School, she worked in the custodial department of Oberlin College for more than 20 years. She retired in 1992.
In her spare time Mrs. Cannon enjoyed gardening and reading.
She is survived by her husband, David W.; sons David D. and Todd of Oberlin, and Dean, of Cleveland; daughters Marian C. Wright of Chandler, Arizona, Margaret Scott of Oberlin and Brenda Isom of Atlantic City, New Jersey; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Campbell of Oberlin and Marian Nuby of Sandusky; and brothers James and John “Jack” Wall, both of Los Angeles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Miriam (nee Grant) Wall; brothers William Walh, Steve and Sandy Wall; and sister Johnett.
Friends may call today, Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cowling Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Charles B. Mayle will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 7, 1995, p. 2.

Dorothy Mae Cannon
Dorothy Mae Cannon, 66, of Oberlin, died last Thursday at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Evanston, Ill., and had spent most of her life in Oberlin[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1939]. She managed the snack bar and rathskeller at Oberlin College for years. She then became food director at the FAA and later was director of food service for the Oberlin public schools, from which she retired in 1984.
Mrs. Cannon was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King Society, and the Bridge Club, and enjoyed golfing and bowling.
She is survived by her husband, Moses “Sam”; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Manigoe of Columbus, Carol Cannon of Syracuse, N. Y., and Mrs. J. C. (Romaine) Cash of Elyria; two sons, John of Oberlin and Bruce of Columbus; and ten grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday morning at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Fred L. Steen, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 26, 1987, p. 2.

Jeremiah Cannon
Jeremiah Cannon, 70, of Andover, Mass., former Oberlin resident, died Oct. 20 at Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Mass., after a long illness.
Born in Shady Grove, Ala., he grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1942].
He received the bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in 1947. Mr. Cannon was a chemist at General Electric Corp. for 15 years, retiring in 1990. He moved to Andover in 1970.
During World War II, he served with the Army, receiving various service awards, including the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary L.; a son, Jeremiah Jr. of Winchester, Conn.; a daughter, Courtney L. Scott of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Moses “Sam” Cannon of Oberlin; and sisters, Cloel Turner of Oberlin and Mary Stiles of Elyria.
Services were Oct. 27 in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles B. Mayle officiating.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 31, 1995, p. 3.

Rodney Allen Cannon, Sr.
Rodney Allen Cannon, Sr., 45, of Oberlin, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 9, 1967.
He was a graduate of Oberlin High School in 1986 during that magical state basketball title team. Rodney was a member of Believers Spoken Word Tabernacle Church in Sheffield Lake. He served in the U.S. Army and will have Full Military Honors from VFW Post #1079 out of Elyria.
Rodney is survived by his wife, Noemi [nee Miranda] Cannon [OHS ‘85] of Oberlin; mother, Marian Cannon-Wright of Chandler, Arizona; daughter, Rachell Alexis Cannon [OHS ‘04] of Oberlin; son Rodney A. Cannon, Jr. [OHS ‘08] of Oberlin; grandson, Kristian Cannon of Oberlin; brothers, Tad Cannon [OHS ‘87] and Jimmy Wright, both of Chandler, Arizona; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Cannon; and grandmother, Barbara Cannon.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 10 A.M. until time of service at 12 Noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oberlin. Brother Samuel Browning, of Believers Spoken Word Tabernacle and Rev. Fred L. Bell, will officiate. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any First Merit Bank in Memory of Rodney Cannon, Sr.
Online condolences may be made to
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Romaine Y. Cannon-Cash
Columbus -- Romaine Y. Cannon-Cash, 54, of Columbus, formerly of Oberlin, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in West Park Nursing Home, following an illness with A.L.S.
She was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1969].
Mrs. Cannon-Cash had been employed at Oberlin College in the food service department and in Columbus worked in the Ohio State University food service department until her illness.
She was a member of Jerusalem Tabernacle Church, Columbus, and a former member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Oberlin.
Survivors include her daughters Robin and Jeannie; sisters Barbara Manigoe and Carole J. Cannon; brothers John C. Cannon and Bruce A. Cannon; and five grandchildren and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Friends may call Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Jerusalem Tabernacle Church in Columbus. Friends may call in Oberlin on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service at 10:30 a.m. in Mount Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust St. Pastor Willis Williams of Elyria will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Elyria.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Friday, September 03, 2004.

Mrs. C. A. Capron, Montclair Leader
Member of National Board of Y.W.C.A. Dies—Prominent Clubwoman, Civic Aide
Special to the New York Times
Montclair, N. J., June 18—Mrs. Margaret Mosher Capron, prominent Montclair clubwoman and civic leader, wife of C. Alexander Capron, New York lawyer, died here last night in her home at 41 Bradford Way.

Born in Syracuse, N. Y, Mrs. Capron was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1901 and from] Oberlin College in 1906 and soon engaged in work with the Y.W.C.A. Her interest in this organization continued throughout her life and for the last several years she was a member of the National Board.
Long active in civic and welfare activities here, she took an active part in the recent war, serving as Chairman of Volunteers and a member of the Montclair Ration Board and with the Red Cross as a canteen worker and in hospital assistance.
Mrs. Capron was a former president of the Montclair Convalescent Home for Children, a trustee of the Family and Children’s Society, and the Council of Social Agencies and was also active in Community Chest drives. She was associated with the work of the National Recreation Association in Montclair and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Women’s Club of Upper Montclair, College Women’s Club and the Cosmopolitan Club.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Capron leaves a son, William M. Capron; a daughter, Miss Frances Margaret Capron; two sisters, Miss Bessie B. Mosher and Mrs. John N. Boyce and a brother, Charles A. Mosher.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Wednesday, June 19, 1946, p. 21.

Obituaries - Gilbert Allen Cargill
Aviator and teacher Gilbert A. Cargill, a former Troy resident and aviator who trained hundreds of black pilots in the segregated U.S. military during World War II, died July 15 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He was 88.
Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Mich., Thursday, July 22, 2004.
Gilbert A. Cargill
Gilbert A. Cargill was born in Oberlin, Ohio on June 4, 1916. He has at all times encouraged minority youth to enter aviation as a career while striving to set an example by maintaining the highest level of professionalism and safety.
He graduated from [OHS in 1933 and from] Oberlin College in 1937 with a major in mathematics and a minor in physics and soon began teaching in Cleveland. In 1941 his childhood dream of obtaining his pilots license was finally allowed to become a reality through the government sponsored Civilian Pilot Training Program. In August, 1941 Mr. Cargill obtained his long awaited pilots license and continued on to receive his commercial license with an instructor rating in October, 1942. In January, 1943 he began teaching in Tuskegee, Alabama as a primary flight instructor and in January, 1943 moved up to military flight instructor, flying Stearman PT-17's and AT-6's. In 1967, he moved to Troy, Michigan to become a flight instructor and in October of the same year he began teaching mathematics at Aero Mechanics High School. For many years he taught ground school to students after school hours on his own time.
In October, 1972 the FAA appointed him to be the first black designated pilot examiner in Michigan. He was appointed a safety counselor in 1975 and was subsequently honored in 1981 by the Great Lakes Regional FAA for outstanding support of the Safety Counseling Program. In September, 1975 he obtained his coveted ATP certificate.
He was appointed to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission in 1985 by Governor James Blanchard, serving as Chairman in 1988, and was recently reappointed for a second term. He has also been an active member of the Negro Airmen International (NAI) for many years, including serving two years as national president.
In June, 1987 he and a friend, John McFarlin, made a historic flight from Detroit to London, England in a Cessna 210 in a total flight time of 25 hours.
Gilbert A. Cargill was enshrined on October 13, 1989 for his unending and tireless commitment to the advancement of aviation through education of the next generation.
Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame,
Gilbert Cargill, a Tuskegee airman who learned to fly despite battles with racial discrimination, was born in Oberlin, where he developed a fascination with planes when a barnstorming plane made a forced landing in a nearby field. He studied math and physics at the College and went on to earn his wings in the government’s new pre-war Civil Pilot Training Program in 1939. A commissioned Army flight instructor, he was refused admission to Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery, Ala., and instead reassigned to Moton Field in Tuskegee, the only place where the Army allowed black Americans to train as pilots. After the war, he held teaching jobs in Cleveland and Detroit while continuing to offer flying lessons. Mr. Cargill became the first black civilian to become an FAA examiner and was later appointed an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Alabama Air National Guard. He died July 16, 2004, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, leaving two sons, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 2004-05, p. 37.

Maude E. Cargill

Maude E. Cargill, 104, of Clearwater, Fla., died Tuesday at the Oak Cove Nursing Home, Clearwater.
She lived most of her life in Oberlin before moving to Florida in 1952.  [She was a 1901 graduate of OHS.]
Mrs. Cargill was a member of First Church, Oberlin.
She is survived by a son, Paul D. of Clearwater.
Mrs. Cargill was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Wade in 1971.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin. The Rev. John Elder will officiate.
The Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, December 18, 1986.

Paul D. Cargill
Cargill, Paul D., 89, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 12, 1998) at Oak Bluffs Retirement Center and Nursing Facility, Clearwater. He was born in Oberlin, Ohio, [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1926,] and came here in 1967 from Cleveland, where he was an electrical manufacturing engineer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Lowena Jane, Clearwater. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
St. Petersburg Times, State Edition 1, St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, February 16, 1998.

Hazel M. Carnes
Hazel M. Carnes (nee Gibbs), of Cleveland and formerly of Elyria and Oberlin, died Wednesday at Meridia Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights after a brief illness. [She graduated from OHS in 1942.]
Survivors include her husband, Charles F., of Elyria.
A wake will be held Monday at 1 p.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Congregational Church of Christ, 10723 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, with the Rev. F. Allison Phillips officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the church.
The E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home in Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, July 9, 1992, p. B-2.

Alvin D. Carpenter, 84, phone company worker

Elyria -- Alvin D[aniel] Carpenter, 84, of Elyria, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Life Care Center of Elyria, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Columbia Township, lived in Grafton for 46 years and moved to Elyria in 1998. He was a Grafton Village 2nd Ward councilman from 1979 to 1981.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1940 [1939], served in the U.S. Army and was a member of First Baptist Church of Elyria.
He worked as a technician for General Telephone Co., Oberlin, for 40 years on circuit boards.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty J. (nee Schweinfurth); daughters Linda Quesinberry of Scranton, Pa., and Sharon Turner of Russell Springs, Ky.; sons David Carpenter of Stratford, N.J., the Rev. Daniel Carpenter of Rocky Mountain, N.C., and the Rev. Donald Carpenter of Torrington, Conn.; sister, Marge Odor of Elyria; and 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwin D. and Viva M. (nee Alexander) Carpenter; brother, Richard; and sister, June Howard.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 11400 LaGrange Road. The Rev. Bradley Quick, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Elyria, 11400 LaGrange Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
Arrangements by Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, June 19, 2006.

Miss Flora Carpenter Dies After Illness Of Six Months
Miss Flora Carpenter, who was born in Oberlin in 1858 and who had spent her life here, died at her home, 168 Elm street, on Saturday. Miss Carpenter had been ill of heart disease since last February. Miss Carpenter was a graduate of the Oberlin public schools [OHS class of 1876] and of Oberlin College and enjoyed a wide acquaintance. She leaves one brother, Frank B. Carpenter, a Cleveland attorney. Dr. E. I. Bosworth was in charge of funeral services, which were held Monday. Burial was made at Westwood. The death of Miss Carpenter marks the passage of the last Oberlin member of a family which has been conspicuous in village affairs for a number of years.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 17, 1924, p. 1.

Mrs. Easton Carr
Mrs. Carolyn [Augusta] Carr, [nee Reed,] formerly of Oberlin [and an 1898 graduate of OHS], died yesterday afternoon in Lake Park Hospital, Sylvania. Her husband, Easton, preceded her in death [Jan 1969].
The Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, December 23, 1972, p. 10.

Roger A. Carrico
Roger A. Carrico of Lorain, formerly of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 56.
Born Dec. 31, 1946, in Chesapeake, W.Va., he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1965. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War.
He worked at the Ford Motor Company, Lorain Assembly Plant. He retired in 1997 after more than 30 years of service.
He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 425 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451 in Lorain, where he served as commander from 1994 to 1996. He was also a member of FVW Post 10097 in Fort Myers and the American Legion in Loudonville.
He enjoyed golf and wintering in Fort Myers.
Mr. Carrico is survived by his son, Michael Carrico of Lorain; daughter, Marcie Kunick of Perrysburg; two granddaughters; brothers William Carrico of Vermilion and Joseph Carrico of Lorain; and sister, Judy Hankins of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Willa Carrico.
Services were Monday, Dec. 15, at VFW Post 451 in Lorain. Burial with military honors was at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 23, 2003, p. 10.

Glenn Harlan Carruthers
Glenn Harlan Carruthers, 58, of Oberlin, passed away at home surrounded by his family Saturday, May 28, 2011. He was born July 23, 1952 in Oberlin.
Glenn donated his body to Cleveland Clinic for Cancer Research. He was a graduate of Oberlin High [in 1970] and from Mt. Union College in 1976. He worked for Ernst & Young as a Tax Finance Director from 1980-2011. He attended the Chapel in Sandusky. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & the Lorain Wheelman Bicycle Club. He enjoyed running distance races and swimming.
He is survived by his father, Glenn A. Carruthers [OHS ‘52] of Leesburg, Florida; mother, Mary Carruthers of Leesburg, Florida;  wife, Dolores Mary Carruthers of Oberlin; sons, Lee Carruthers [OHS ‘02], of Oberlin and Sam Carruthers [OHS ‘09] of Oberlin; daughter, Anne Carruthers of Oberlin; step-sons, Corey (Amanda) Conklin of Wellington and Patrick Conklin of Oberlin; step-daughter, Natalie Conklin of Oberlin; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; brothers, Allan Carruthers [OHS ‘71] of Austin, Texas, Gary Carruthers [OHS ‘74] of Wakeman and Tom Carruthers of Goodyear, Arizona.
A Memorial Service is planned for a later date.
Cowling Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

Helen Gwendolyn (Hill) Carruthers

Helen Hill Carruthers died Feb. 24, 1985, in Pacific Grove, Calif. Born April 13, 1902, in West Winfield, N.Y., she [graduated from OHS in 1921 and from Oberlin College in 1925 and] was a former librarian at the New York Public Library. She was married to Arthur S. Carruthers in 1925.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1985, p. 70.

Howard Carruthers

Howard H. Carruthers, 92, of Dunlawton Avenue, a retired research and development chef at Sam Stein Associates, died Sunday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Mr. Carruthers was born in Oberlin, Ohio, [graduated from OHS in 1925,] and moved to this area several years ago from Sandusky, Ohio. A World War I Navy veteran, he trained at the Navy Commissary School. He was also employed as an executive chef at the former Grill Meats and a teacher of culinary arts at Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach. He was a member of the American Academy of Chefs; the American Culinary Federation, and the Volusia County Chefs and Cooks Association, where he was past president. He was also a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sandusky.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Loretta; four daughters, Phyllis Noyes, Port Orange, Sharon Lechner and Bonnie Hutchinson, both of Sandusky, and Carol Rock, Huron, Ohio; a son, Mark, Port Orange; a sister, Marian Gue, North Royalton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 16 W. Church Street, Milan, Ohio 44846 or to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th Street, Cleveland 44106-3899. Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, is in charge.
Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida, Thursday, May 14, 1996, p. 4D.

William Scott Carson Jr.
William Scott Carson Jr., of Columbus, N.M., brother of Mrs. Herbert S. (Susan) Arnold and Mrs. Walter L. (Esther) Sperry of Oberlin, was killed Friday evening, Jan. 27, in a plane crash near his home. He was 69 years old.
Born in Morgantown, W.Va., on July 14, 1914, he was the son of the late William Scott and Olive Berkshire Carson, and grew up in Oberlin[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1933].
He is also survived by his wife of 45 years, Lillis (nee Baker); three sons, William Scott III of Woodland, Calif., Louis A. and Christopher E., both of Swanton; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence M. (Catherine) Friedman of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Hal H. (Sarah) Newell Jr. of Lewisville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Robert R. (Virginia) Dew of Normal, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be announced later.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 2, 1984, p. 2.

Betty Jo Carter
Lorain — Betty Jo Carter (nee Jackson) 55,of Lorain passed away Friday March 13, 2009 under the care of Hospice of Western Reserve Cleveland following a short illness.
She was born Nov. 11, 1953 in Oberlin; she attended Oberlin High School [class of 1972?] and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Lorain. A former member of Antioch Baptist Church where she attended for 35 years where she song in the choir, participated on the Usher Board Ministry, helped on the Hospitality Committee.
Betty enjoyed drawing, loved arts and crafts, decorating playing spades and many other card games. She also enjoyed movies, singing and dancing and shopping.
She leaves to her loving memories a daughter, Rev. Belinda (Dale) Taylor of Smithfield Virginia, sons Anthony (Emme) Jackson of Lorain, and Allen Carter of Lorain, 14 grandchildren, brother Arthur Jackson of Pennsylvania, sisters Linda Jackson, Frances Jackson both of Lorain and Dorothy Jackson of Atlanta, Ga.
Preceded in death her beloved husband Rev. Jonathan Dwayne Carter, parents Joseph and Fannie Bell Hill-Jackson. brothers Willie and Nathan Jackson and sister Geneva Jackson.
Friends may call Tuesday March 17, 2009 11 a.m. until time of 12 noon service in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel 3001 Elyria Ave. Rev Peter Tower pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church Lorain will officiate Burial will be Private.
Online condolences can be sent to or
Professional Services entrusted to: Dennis W. Carter - LFD and Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 3001 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44055. (440) 244-5200.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Mon., March 16, 2009.

Carol J. Carter
Carol J. Carter (nee Brown), 66, of Sheffield Township, formerly of Elyria, died Tuesday at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a brief illness.
Born in Elyria, she had been a Lorain County resident her entire life, living the last eight months in Sheffield Township.
She attended McKinley Elementary School, Elyria, Oberlin High School [class of 1954?], and worked at Oberlin College.
She retired from Lorain County Human Services, where she was employed as a cook for Green Acres Children Home for 10 years. She attended various churches throughout Lorain County.
Mrs. Carter enjoyed singing and playing the piano, listening to gospel music, reading, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include daughters Carma M. Lovejoy of Elyria, Lynda G. Lemons of Columbus, and Denise M. Carter of Lorain; sons Joseph B. of Lorain and Jonathon K. Carter, Sr., of Columbus; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Alvin Brown of Summerdale, N.J., Raymond Brown of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Ernest Brown of Paramount, Calif.; and sisters Mary Ellen Knight of Rialto, Calif., Shirley Brown of Lorain and Janice Wirtham of Rialto, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Carter and her parents, Frederick and Cadella (nee Greenfield) Brown.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. services Saturday at Busch Curtis Scheuffler Family Chapel.
The Rev. Willie Gardner, pastor of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Elyria, will officiate, along with her brother, Alvin Brown, who will share the eulogy.
Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
The family will receive friends at 316 Woodland Ave., Elyria on Thursday and Friday.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 6100 Rockside Woods, Suite 260, Independence 44131.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, June 05, 2003.

Carol J. Carver
Bradenton, Fla. -- Carol J. Carver (nee Nasipak), of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Elyria, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Columbia Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, following a short illness.
She was born in Elyria [graduated from OHS in 1953] and moved to Bradenton in 2004 from LaGrange, Ga.
Mrs. Carver was a retired school teacher and a member of Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles Church in Bradenton.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Carver; sons Jack of Oberlin, Pat of Luling, La., and Doug of The Woodlands, Texas; daughter, Susan Norman of Bradenton; brother, John Nasipak of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John I. and Clara M. (nee Doane) Nasipak.
Friends may call Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road, Elyria. Services there Saturday at 9 a.m. will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, February 17, 2005.

Charlotte Norling Cassels

Durham, N.C. - Artist. Activist. Feminist. Christian. Businesswoman. Wife. Mother. Friend. Charlotte Norling Cassels wore many hats in her lifetime and touched many lives. Charlotte's tireless desire to help others and spark change energized her as well as others. She took ideas and principles and made them realities. Whether feeding the homeless or lobbying a Senator at lunch, Charlotte had a clear vision of what she thought was right and how to make it happen. Known for her tenacity and tendency to get results, Charlotte often accomplished what others deemed impossible. Charlotte was a human dynamo who craved knowledge and growth. A world traveler, she loved museum hopping through the capitals of Europe, horseback riding in the mountains of North Carolina and snorkeling in the Cayman Islands. She made every day an adventure. Charlotte cultivated interesting people and devoured good books. She read two or more daily newspapers, three news magazines and constantly watched television news. Whether savoring a hot cup of Earl Grey tea or sipping a vintage wine, Charlotte reveled in discussing ideas, issues, politics and the arts.
Charlotte, 83, a resident of the Forest at Duke, died of cancer on January 20, 2005. In her own inimitable style, Charlotte never feared death. As a lifelong Christian, she viewed her death not as an ending, but as a joyous opportunity -- a beloved passage into eternal life. For the last four years, Charlotte lived in a "nursing" wing of her retirement community. There, sometimes to the staff's chagrin, Charlotte supervised. Whether teaching a student nurse how to properly fold a bedspread or sending the kitchen staff cooking tips, Charlotte fine tuned the daily routine. When a new building was being constructed, she donned a blue hard hat and directed construction from her window. If another resident appeared to need additional medical attention, Charlotte was the first one at the nurse's station summoning help. So it is fitting that Charlotte gleefully anticipated her chance to "organize Heaven".
Born November 11, 1921, in McAllen, Texas, to Albert and Margaret Norling, Charlotte spent her childhood and teenage years in Aurora, IL and Oberlin, Ohio[, graduating from OHS in 1939]. She pursued dance in her teens and maintained a lifelong love of ballet. While attending Parsons School of Design in New York City, Charlotte worked as a commercial artist. She also created fine art paintings and sculpture throughout her lifetime. A graduate of Stevens College, Columbia Mo., Charlotte was married to the late Louis W. Cassels, a distinguished author and journalist. Lou and Charlotte shared a story-book marriage.
Charlotte moved to Durham in 1993 from Aiken, SC, where she had lived since 1971.
An editorial published on April 21, 1993, in the Aiken Standard newspaper spoke of her accomplishments: "For 22 years Charlotte Cassels has lent her special charm and talents to Aiken and to South Carolina….It is hard to describe all of the contributions Mrs. Cassels has made to the Aiken community since she arrived here in 1971. Mrs. Cassels was Aiken's Woman of the year for 1988. Vitally interested in the arts, she served as South Carolina chairman of the Friends of the Kennedy Center in Washington, where she had lived for 30 years. She was appointed by Gov. James Edwards to the South Carolina Arts Commission and subsequently became its chairman....She served on the Etherredge Center Steering Committee at USC Aiken. She also served on the board of directors of the South Carolina Endowment for Educational Television and of the Friends of the State Museum. She was chairman of the Governor's Mansion Foundation and is a past president of the Aiken County Arts Council. She served on the board of the Old Aiken County Hospital and of the Friends of Hopelands, the Historic Aiken Foundation and of Still Hopes, an Episcopal retirement home. She is the former owner of Cassels Oil Co. Mrs. Cassels for some time wrote a weekly column for the Aiken Standard promoting the arts.
"Recognized for her ability to get things done, Mrs. Cassels was frustrated in only one endeavor: She was unable to dislodge from the wall of the federal courthouse here a controversial mural painted by renowned artist Stefan Hirsch. Mrs. Cassels had hoped to have it placed in the county judicial center then being renovated, but government art experts said that was not feasible. The federal court had kept the mural covered, on grounds that it was not representative of South Carolina. We applaud Mrs. Cassels for her efforts and trust that the mural may someday yet be properly displayed. That would be a fitting tribute to a lady who had labored so long in behalf of Aiken and the Arts."
She is survived by her son, Michael Cassels of Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. A reception will follow. Interment will be in the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016-5098 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are with - Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C., Thursday, February 3, 2005.

Ramon Castaneda
Former Oberlin resident Ramon Castaneda died of AIDS on Sept. 10 in New York City.
A 1976 graduate of Oberlin High School, he had previously been employed as a waiter at the Oberlin College Inn. For the past 10 years he had resided in New York City where he was employed by Sillaro Real Estate as a real estate sales manager.
He was also active in local community and church organizations.
Survivors include his long-time companion Raymond Kirby.
Funeral services were held in New York. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to God’s Love We Deliver, 165 W. 86th St., New York, NY 10024. The organization is a church-sponsored group which delivers meals and makes visits to shut-ins.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 25, 1990, p. 2.

Jack Lee Cazeau
Jack Lee Cazeau, 40, of Wellington, brother of Bonita “Bonnie” Workman of Oberlin, died July 31 at his home after a long illness.
Born in Elyria, he [was a 1975 graduate of OHS and] lived in the Oberlin and Wellington areas all of his life.
Mr. Cazeau was a machinist at TRW’s Nelson Stud Welding Division.
He belonged to the Church of the Open Door, Elyria. He was a Mason of the Sullivan Branch and a committee member and volunteer for the Lorain County Metro Parks.
He enjoyed woodworking and camping.
Other survivors include his wife, Sharon; sons Heath and Justin, both of Wellington; and sisters, Pamela Uleski of Noblesville, Ind., and Robin Braun of Wellington.
He was preceded in death by his father, Adelbert; and his mother, Blanche Kathleen Jennings.
Services were Aug. 3 at the Church of the Open Door, with the Rev. Robert N. Schroyer officiating.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 6, 1996, p. 2.
Jack Lee Cazeau active with Lorain Metro Parks
Roy Hartman of the Carlisle Visitor Center said that "Jack was the kind of friend that anyone would want."
He was 40 years old when he died of complications from cancer at his home in Wellington, Ohio, Brighton twp. He was employed at TRW Corp.'s Nelson Stud Division in Elyria.  He was a member of the Church of the Open Door.
Woodworking was one of his hobbies and he enjoyed camping and road trips across the U.S. with his wife Sharon and two sons, Heath Michael and Justin Lee.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, three sisters: Bonita S. Workman, Oberlin, Pamela J. Uleski, Noblesville, Ind., and Robin R. Braun, Wellington, Ohio. His parents A.L. (Jack) and B. Kay Cazeau, preceded him in death, April and May of 1994.
Extract from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, August 2, 1996.

C. J. Chamberlain, Botany Authority
Chicago U. Professor Emeritus, Who Was Known for Plant Cell Research, Dies
Special to The New York Times.
Chicago, Jan. 5—Charles J. Chamberlain, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of Chicago, died today in his home here. He was 79 years old [and was an 1883 graduate of OHS].
Dr. Chamberlain was best known for his work on plant-cell structure and on cycads, a “fossil” fern species which is said to have grown unchanged for 200,000,000 years. He made the university collection of the species the finest in the world.
He was a member of the university faculty from 1897 until 1929, when he retired.
Dr. Chamberlain’s first wife, Mary Life Chamberlain, died in 1929 [1931]. He leaves a widow, the former Martha Lathrop, whom he married in 1938, and a daughter of the first marriage, Mrs. Mabel Allsopp.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Wednesday, January 6, 1943, p. 27.

A Prominent Resident Of Former Years [Emily E. Peck Chamberlain]
Remains of Mrs. William Chamberlain Brought Here Monday for Burial in Westwood
Was Widow of Professor Chamberlain of the College Faculty—Died at Home of Her Daughter in Dallas
The remains of Mrs. William B. Chamberlain, who died in Dallas, Tex. August 10, were brought to Oberlin Monday afternoon for burial in Westwood cemetery.
Mrs. Chamberlain was a former well known resident of this place, the wife of Professor Chamberlain, who was a member of the college faculty from1874 until 1894, and a member of the board of trustees from 1900 to 1903. His death occurred in Chicago March 7, 1903.
She was Miss Emily Elizabeth Peck, sister of John Fisher Peck of Los Angeles, who was principal of Oberlin Academy for many years. She was born in West Bloomfield, N.Y., January 19, 1848, and came with her parents to Oberlin at an early age. She was graduated from [OHS in 1865 and from] college in 1874, and was married to Mr. Chamberlain August 6, 1875. For many years the home was at 221 North Professor street.
Four sons and a daughter survive her. They are Albert E. Chamberlain of Atlantic City, Ernest B. of New York, Harold of Ripon, Wis., Fred of Lakeside, Mich., and Mrs. V. V. Waite of Dallas, with whom the mother had been living during the last two years.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, August 16, 1929, p. 1.

Died Suddenly In Los Angeles, Cal.
Mrs. Mary Chamberlain Was Former Oberlin Girl—Interment Here Friday Morning
A wire was received here last Saturday from Los Angeles, advising friends of the death in that city, last Friday, of Mrs. Mary Life Chamberlain. She had recently recovered from an operation and had accompanied her husband, Dr. Charles J. Chamberlain, O. C. ’88, professor emeritus of the University of Chicago, on a lecture trip to California. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mary Life was born in Oberlin, February 3, 1866, the second daughter of S. Life, who for many years owned a shoe store on West College street. She was educated in the local schools, [graduated from OHS in 1883,] and studied in the conservatory from 1884 to 1886. For a number of years she was a member of the Second church choir.
On July 30, 1888, she was united in marriage with Charles Chamberlain, son of the late Edsel Chamberlain of this place, he having graduated that year from Oberlin College. Shortly after they took up their residence in Chicago, where he taught in the university until his retirement about five years ago.
Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Allsopp of Pittsburgh, and one grandson. A brother, George Life, of Chicago, also survives. A sister, Mrs. Lottie Clark, died a number of years ago, while located temporarily with her family in Rome, Italy.
The services are being held today in Chicago. Relatives will accompany the body here Friday morning, where burial will take place in the family lot in Westwood.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 5, 1931, p. 6.

Howard L. Chambers
Howard L. Chambers, 75, of Oberlin, died Oct. 20 at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, he lived here all his life. He graduated from Oberlin High School.
During World War II, he served in the Army in the South Pacific with the 855th Engineers and Aviation Battalion.
He worked as a diesel engine operator of the Oberlin Municipal Light and Power from 1956-79. After taking an early retirement, he worked as a boiler operator for the Oberlin College Heating Plant from 1980 until retiring in 1988.
He also owned and operated his own trucking business from the early 1950s until 1973.
He was a member of the VFW Post 6237 and enjoyed many sports over the years, including baseball, golf, bowling and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kathleen (nee Boos); a daughter, Lisa Marie Chambers of Columbus; sons, Howard L. II of Oberlin and Stanton of Elyria; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three sisters, Lena Scott, Frances Sutton and Hazel Atwood, all of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mary (nee Staley); a sister, Nettie; and two brothers, John M. and Albert.
Services were Oct. 23 at Rust United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kevin L. Coleman and Fred L. Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 28, 1997, p. 2.

Ardella Salyne Champe
Ardella Salyne Champe (nee Crosby), 62, of Oberlin died Saturday, April 7, 2007 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. Born September 26, 1944, she was a lifelong resident of Oberlin [and a 1962 graduate of OHS].
Ardella's love of family and involvement with children and the elderly earned her a reputation as warm and caring throughout the Oberlin community. Highly respected by her co-workers, she worked many years at Oberlin Head Start. She began as a parent volunteer and eventually became the educational supervisor. Her efforts to guide each child's development earned her the praises of many. Ardella continued to volunteer her time with a computer clinic for kids and many other projects centered on the youth in the community.
From 1999 until her illness she taught at the Oberlin Cooperative Preschool, where she continued to provide the same quality of nurturing, educating, warmth, creativity and energy which has endeared her to so many with whom she has come in contact.
Active in the community she served on the City Planning Commission for several years before moving to Russia Township. A long time member of Martha Chapter 35 of Oberlin, she was presently serving as Grand Worthy Matron for the State of Ohio. Other honors include, Flloyd Churchwell Court, Heines of Jerrico, Bezaleel Chapter, Order of the Golden Circle, Alalim Court and Daughter's of Isis. She regularly attended the Oberlin Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and was a member of Rust United Methodist (Oberlin) for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Mervin Champe Sr.; mother, Leatha Crosby of Oberlin; sons, Mervin II, Derrick and Damon; a brother, Ronald Smith of Canada; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many relatives and a multitude of friends.
Ardella was preceded in death by her father Emmett Crosby and a brother Leonard Smith.
Visitations will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 P.M. at Mt. Zion Church, corner of Locust and Pleasant Streets, Oberlin. An Eastern service will be at 6 P.M. Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, April 12 at the church.
Ardella requested memorial contributions be made to the Oberlin C&MA Church Building Fund, 125 S. Pleasant Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 or the Oberlin Cooperative Preschool at 410 W. Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH (Attn: Lynda Hicks).
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, April 10, 2007.

Charlotte Irene Champe
Oberlin -- Charlotte Irene Champe, 46, of Oberlin, died May 11, 2008, at University Hospital in Cleveland after a short illness.
She was born in Detroit on Jan. 5, 1962. She was a graduate of Oberlin High School in 1980. She worked as a finance clerk in Oberlin for 26 years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, music and was a Cleveland Browns fan.
She is survived by husband, Mervin L. Champe Jr. of Oberlin; daughter, Danielle C. Champe of Warrensville Heights; son, Mervin L. Champe III of Oberlin; grandson, Andre Bowens of Warrensville Heights; brother, Cliff A. Burnett of Cleveland; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Clarence A. Burnett II; mother, Frances Oglesby Burnett; and brother, Clarence A. Burnett II.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at Crossroads Christian Center, Oberlin. Pastor Santo Dabila, of Crossroads Christian Center, and Pastor Carlton J. Shumate, of Asbury United Methodist Church, will officiate. There will be a private family burial in Westwood Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Canter Society, Lorain area office, 43009 N. Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be made to
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is in charge of arrangements
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wed., May 14, 2008.

Derrick Todd Champe
Derrick Todd Champe, 47, of Cleveland, passed away in his sleep at home Sunday, February 5, 2012. He was born September 3, 1964 in Oberlin.
He was a graduate of LCJVS [and OHS], class of 1982. Derrick served in the U.S. Army and retired as Sargent from the Army Reserves in 1996. He was a Royal Arch Mason until his death. He was recently working for the Veterans Administration of Cleveland. Before that he was a long haul trucker for various trucking companies. Derrick enjoyed cooking, fishing, sports, and most of all family.
He is survived by his father, Mervin L. Champe, Sr. [OHS ‘56] of Oberlin; daughters, Latoya Champe [OHS ‘01] of Columbus, Destiny and Aderika Champe, both of Amherst; grandchildren, Jaden, Alaysia, and Cameron; brothers, Mervin L. Champe, Jr. [OHS ‘79] of Oberlin and Damon Champe [OHS ‘86] of Elyria; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ardella S. Champe [OHS ‘62]; paternal grandparents, Walter and Virginia [nee Marshall OHS ‘35] Champe; and maternal grandparents, Emmit and Leatha [nee Hamlin, OHS ‘32] Crosby.
Arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family. Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin is serving the family.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, February 08, 2012.

Gary Mondell Champe, 53, trucker
Oberlin -- Gary Mondell Champe, 53, of Oberlin, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home, following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Oberlin, and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1966 and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
Champe worked for A & R Transport as a truck driver for many years.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his brothers Walter ''Bud'' Champe and Mervin L. Champe, both of Oberlin; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter D. and Virginia Charlotte (nee Marshall) Champe.
Friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Graveside services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Westwood Cemetery, Morgan Street, Oberlin. The Rev. Brian K. Wilbert, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate.
Contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Virginia Charlotte Champe
Virginia Charlotte Champe (nee Marshall), 81, of Oberlin, died at Welcome Nursing Home on May 21 after a long illness.
Born in Luray, Va., she lived all her adult life in Oberlin [and was a 1935 graduate of OHS]. She worked as a cook and baker for the Oberlin Inn and Oberlin College for over 30 years, retiring in 1969.
Survivors include three sons, Mervin L. Champe, Walter “Bud” Champe Jr., and Gary M. Champe, all of Oberlin; a sister, Eleanor “Molly” Marshall, of Oberlin; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Champe; her parents, Chester and Eliza Marshall; two brothers, John and Charles “Pete” Marshall; and two sisters, Ethel Tuck and Thelma Marshall.
Friends may call at the Cowling Funeral Home today from 10 a.m. to time of the service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Charles B. Mayle, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 26, 1998, p. 3.

Constance "Connie" Louise Champion Former Boulder resident
Constance "Connie" Louise Champion of Salida died of brain cancer Saturday, April 26, 1997, at the Hospice of St. John in Lakewood. She was 62.
She was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Painesville, Ohio, to Delmont James Ellis and Louise King Ellis. She married Robert J. Champion on June 6, 1955, in Oberlin, Ohio. They divorced in 1974.
She taught physical education at Firelands School, near Oberlin, from 1955 to 1956 and in the Oberlin School System from 1965 to 1970, when she moved to Boulder. She taught physical education in the Boulder Valley School District from 1972 to 1987.
She graduated [from Oberlin High School in 1952 and] from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1955. She received a master's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, volunteered with Hospice and was involved in bereaved parents' groups. She enjoyed bowling, softball, the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. Survivors include her former husband, Bob Champion of Boulder; three daughters, Linda Galusha of Boulder, Cindy Champion of Longmont and Barbara Ann Champion of Boulder; a son, Steve Champion of Boulder; her companion, Judith Janay of Salida; a sister, Mary Kay Davies of Irvington, Va.; two brothers, Frank Ellis of Paisley, Fla., and James Ellis of Amherst, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Ellis Champion; and a daughter, Amy Beth Champion.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce St. The Rev. Jo Murrow will officiate. Cremation took place.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Boulder County, 2825 Marine St., Boulder 80303, or AA members may contribute to Boulder County Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office, 3085 Bluff St., No. B, Boulder 80301.
The Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado, Tuesday, May 6, 1997, p. 3B.

Erma Champney
Miss Erma Champney, 73, of 145 Elm, died Friday morning in Tressie’s Nursing Home. She had been in failing health.
Born in Oberlin June 1, 1899, Miss Champney [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1917 and] worked as a secretary in the family business, A. F. Champney Coal Co., from 1919 until 1955 when she joined the News-Tribune.
She spent 11 years with the News-Tribune as a writer, proofreader and office worker. In 1967 she left and took a job with the Oberlin College library.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service.
Surviving are a brother, Lee Champney, 364 S. Professor; and 2 sisters, Miss Gladys Champney of Oberlin and Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Annandale, Va.
Funeral services were held Monday in the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Forrest Waller officiating. Burial followed in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 5, 1972, p. 14.

Gladys Irene Champney
Gladys Irene Champney, 95, of Oberlin, died Dec. 19 at Welcome Nursing Home.
Born in Axtel, she lived most of her life in Oberlin [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1914]. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1918 and retired after teaching art more than 25 years in the Cleveland Public Schools. She also taught art therapy for eight years at the former Gates Memorial Hospital for Children in Elyria and later conducted art classes in Wilder Hall of Oberlin College, at the Oberlin Community Center and in nursing homes.
She is survived by a sister, Sylvia Johnson of Delaware, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Erma, in 1972, and a brother, Lee, in 1987.
Services were Monday afternoon in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Woomer officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 24, 1991, p. 2.

Lee M. Champney
Lee M. Champney, 73, of Oberlin, died Saturday evening at Welcome Nursing Home after a three-year illness.
A lifelong Oberlin resident, he was in the family coal business and also worked at Oberlin Hardware for many years. He worked at Locke’s Garden Center for 13 years before retiring in 1976.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1931 and then graduated from the Oberlin Business College and attended Ohio Wesleyan University.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and of Oberlin Masonic Lodge F & AM 380 Chapter 210, Elyria Council 86.
An avid birdwatcher for most of his life, he belonged to the Black River Chapter of the National Audubon Society. For 23 years he was an Oberlin volunteer fireman.
He is survived by his wife, Kathlyn “Kay” (nee Brooks) to whom he was married 49 years; two sons, Lynn of Columbus and Clark of Elyria; two sisters, Gladys Champney of Oberlin and Mrs. Enoch (Sylvia) Johnson of Montross, Va.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Masonic services were at the Cowling Funeral Home Monday evening. Funeral services were Tuesday morning at the funeral home with Rev. Stanley Cote officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 5, 1987, p. 2.

Edwin H. Chaney, Former Oberlinian, Dies at Age 54
Edwin H. Chaney, former Oberlinian and a partner in the Cleveland law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, died suddenly on Monday, April 14, at his Rocky River residence.
Born in Northfield, Minn., 54 years ago, he was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1915. He then attended Oberlin College, graduating in the class of 1919.
Mr. Chaney is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Snively Chaney, the Oberlin Class of 1918; a son, Alan, who was gradated from Oberlin [in] 1946; a daughter, Miss Ruth Lee Chaney; two brothers, Dr. Newcomb K. Chaney of Philadelphia, and Dr. Ralph H. Chaney of Augusta, Ga.; and one sister, Mrs. Watts O. Pye of Oberlin. His mother died in Oberlin in 1944 at the age of 91.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 24, 1952, p. 7.

Hiram Bingham Channon
Hiram B. Channon died Jan. 19[, 1974,] at San Diego, Calif., his residence since his retirement in 1960 after 35 years with the Virginia Smelting Co. whose home office was in Boston and whose plants were at W. Norfolk, Va. At the time of his retirement he was manager of technical services.
Mr. Channon was born in Kuasie, Micronesia, July 15, 1894[, graduated from OHS in 1913, and was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1918]. His parents, the late Irving M. (’87) and Mary Goldsbury (’86) Channon, were missionaries and he was one of nine children. From 1913 to 1919 the Channons owned the Goodrich Book Store in Oberlin and all of their children were enrolled at one time or another in either the College, the Conservatory or the Academy.
Hiram Channon’s studies were interrupted by service in World War I and at times he carried less than a full course because of his work at the book store. He received his A.B. in 1926 after being enrolled (1919-21) in Harvard Medical School. He served 20 years in the Army’s Ordnance Reserve Corps until 1939, retiring with the rank of major. He maintained his membership in Oberlin’s First Church until his death. In 1920 he was president of the Oberlin Alumni Club of Boston.
Mr. Channon leaves his wife, the former Helen Spare whom he married in 1923, son Robert, two grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters including Irving Jr., ’25, and former students Mary (Mrs. R. J. Eglin), Eva (Mrs. L. J. Mau), Grace (Mrs. R. G. Morrison), Lillian (Mrs. R. K. Hamilton), Paul L., Stephen L. and William P. Sr.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, July/August 1974, p. 36.

Irving Monroe Channon, Jr.

Irving M. “Bob” Channon Jr. died Aug. 25, 1982, in Escondido, Calif., of emphysema and heart trouble. He was a retired manager and superintendent of development for variety stores, working for S.S. Kresge Co. of Detroit, Butler Brothers (Chicago) and Sprouse Reitz Co. of Portland, Ore. He had previously been a salesman in Chula Vista, Calif.
Mr. Channon was born Jan. 24, 1902, in Kusaie in the Caroline Islands[, graduated from OHS in 1921, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1925]. He was the son of Irving M. ’87 and Mary (Goldsbury ’86) Channon and the brother of Hiram B. ’18 [OHS ‘13], William P. ’16 [OHS ‘10], Stephen L. ’23, Paul (Academy 1905-07), Mary ’11 [OHS ‘12], Lillian ’07, Estella Mau ’24 and Grace Morrison ’20.
He was a member of the “O” Club and was on the football team. He did further study at Western Reserve and Indiana U.
He leaves his wife, the former Ruth Mount, two daughters, five grandchildren and sisters Estella and Grace.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1983, p. 56.

William Perkins Channon
William P. Channon died Dec. [Oct.] 15[, 1976,] in Brooklyn, Conn. From 1928 to 1955 he was a minister with the Miami (Ohio) Conference of Evangelical United Brethren Churches. Beginning in 1958 he was dean of the Baptist Leadership Education Institute in Southington, Conn., and a supply pastor for the Southington Council of churches and the New Haven Association of Connecticut Baptists.
Early in his career he had associate pastorates in Middletown, Ohio, and Miami, Fla. In addition to the ministry, he taught music, commercial courses, math and mechanical drawing at high schools in Preble County, Ohio, 1944-50.
Mr. Channon attended the Conservatory in 1915-16. He received the A.B. in sociology from Miami University (1933), the A.B. in education from Cedarville College (1948) and took additional work at Bonebrake Theological Seminary.
Born Dec. 14, 1890, [and a 1910 graduate of OHS,] he was the son of Irving M. Channon ’87, B.D. ’90, A.M. ’98, and Mary Goldsbury ’86 (lit.), ’90 Ph.B. Mr. Channon’s son, William P. Jr., studied in the Conservatory 1938-41.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, January/February 1977, p. 36.

Almon Chapin, 69, dies at Bellevue
A memorial service for Almon Chapin, 69, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. He died Friday at the Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue.
Mr. Chapin, born in Oberlin on April 6, 1907, grew up and spent much of his life here[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1926]; his father, the late W. H. Chapin, was professor of chemistry at Oberlin College. After graduation in 1932 from Stanford University and additional graduate study in mechanical engineering, he married Mildred Locke, a childhood neighbor. Mildred Chapin now lives at 6798 county road 191 in Bellevue.
Mr. Chapin joined with the late C. A. Olsen and others in 1939 to form the C. A. Olsen Manufacturing Co. of Elyria, which became a major producer of residential heating and cooling equipment. In 1958, along with F. E. Johnson and the late James Crombie, he founded the Johnson Corp., now of Bellevue, also a manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment. Mr. Chapin managed production in both companies “and worked well both with things and with people,” said his son David. Mr. Chapin held many patents relating to his work.
“He refused sloth and defined his own life through precise craftsmanship; he worked to understand and to create,” David Chapin said. “He built, rigged and sailed a 32-foot sloop, was an amateur geologist, operated a thoroughly equipped ham radio station, designed and built anything from toys to a horse barn, made electronic and mechanical gadgets, gardened, was an accomplished photographer, piloted soaring planes, and, after his retirement in 1972, traveled with much curiosity and enthusiasm for people and places.”
Mr. Chapin’s survivors in addition to his wife and son David include two other children, Herbert and Adele Judith; two sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret; and six grandchildren.
Mr. Chapin directed that his body be given to the Case Western Reserve University School of Anatomy. The family has asked that flowers not be sent. Friends may make memorial contributions to the Woodhaven Learning Center at Columbia, Mo.; Mr. Chapin also supported the work of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 16, 1976, p. 8.

In Memoriam – Mildred May Chapin; Honored Historian, Former Resident of Oberlin, Mother of Judy Kelble
Mildred May (Locke) Chapin of Norwalk died on Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 at her summer cottage at Oberlin Beach in Huron, Erie Co., after a short illness, at the age of 86. Born in Oberlin, Mrs. Chapin lived there until 1965, when she moved to Bellevue, living there until returning to Oberlin in 1985. She was a 1931 graduate of Oberlin High School, and also was graduated from the Oberlin Normal School (for teachers); for a time, she taught primary grades in the Oberlin public schools.
Mildred was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin. She had a wide variety of interests and activities: she was a homemaker, licensed pilot, historian, avid bird watcher, ham radio operator, weaver, potter, amateur geologist, piano and organ player; and she enjoyed taking home movies, sailing, swimming and water skiing, and was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron. She had an interest in plants and landscaping, growing unicorn plants, cotton, peanuts and orchids; and she raised many animals, including dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, and a parrot. During the late 1970’s (in her mid-60’s), she alone bought and remodeled a house in Bellevue; and in 1994, she received the Historian of the Year Award from the United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio, for her written history of the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin.
Mildred M. Chapin is survived by two sons, Herbert Ansel Chapin of Huron, Erie Co., and David Locke Chapin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Adele Judith “Judy” Chapin Kelble of Bellevue (manager of the Lorain County OGS Chapter’s Mailing List, and President of the Huron County OGS Chapter); five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Almon Joel Chapin; one grand-daughter; her parents, Bert Anderson and Ethel Lurell (Fox) Locke of Oberlin; and by a brother, Frank Carlton Locke. Burial was at Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin.
Lorain County Researcher [quarterly publication of the Lorain County Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Chapter], Elyria, Ohio, v. 16, no. 4, p. 55 (Fall 1999)

Herbert R. Chapman
Word has been received of the death [on Oct. 16, 1926, in Vancouver, Wash.] of Herbert R. [Robbins] Chapman, brother of L. P. Chapman of North Main street. He was at the head of the school for the blind in the state of Washington. He graduated from [OHS in 1887 and from] Oberlin College in 1892. Immediately after graduation he went with his mother and sister to Colorado Springs. Two years later he began teaching in the school for the blind in Colorado Springs. After teaching there for ten years or more he was called to a similar position in California and later was called to the State of Washington to head the Institution for the blind. His wife, formerly Miss [Nora] Eade, an Oberlin girl, passed away a few years ago. He had one son who is a student in the University of Washington.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 21, 1926, p. 1.

Death Closes Long Years of Invalidism
Miss Marguerite Chapman Died at Her Home April 9 – Taken Sick During War Service
Marguerite Chapman, only daughter of Loren P. Chapman, of 176 North Main street, died at her home at 9 o’clock Thursday morning after a long illness. She was born in Oberlin July 17, 1900 [1890], and attended the local schools, graduating with the [OHS] class of 1908. In 1912 she received her A.B. degree from Oberlin College and for four years taught in Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.
During the war she transferred from a position in New York to government service at Washington, D. C. While in the employ of the government she contracted flu, which developed into pneumonia. As soon as she was able she returned to Oberlin to regain her strength. Her health was so undermined that she never recovered and for the past 11 years she ahs been an invalid.
Miss Chapman was well known for her beautiful character and the patience with which she endured the years of affliction.
Besides her father and mother she leaves one brother, Everett Chapman of Lakewood.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Congregational church, where the deceased was a lifelong member. Dr. James A. Richards officiated and interment took place in the family lot at Westwood
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 16, 1931, p. 8.

Richard Bruce Chapman
Richard Bruce Chapman, 37, of LaJolla, California, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chapman, 20 Glenhurst, died in his home after a long illness.
Born in Union City, Indiana, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1961. He had been head of the hydrodynamics department at Science Applications Inc. in LaJolla. He had recently received a citation from the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for his contributions in naval ship design.
In addition to his parents, Chapman is survived by his wife Anne; daughter Amelia and son John, both at home; sister Jeanne Partridge, Waynesboro, Virginia; and grandmother, Mrs. Anna Romeiser, Union City, Indiana.
Memorial services were held in LaJolla Tuesday. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 25, 1981, p. 2.

Joseph Charlton, Oberlin Born, Dies in Iowa at 64
Joseph W. Charlton, 64, a native of Oberlin and a member of the Grinnell (Iowa) College economics faculty since 1927, died about 7:40 last Thursday morning at a local hospital following a heart attack. He had become ill in the night at his home.
A memorial service was held in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Dr. Charlton, who was born Feb. 26, 1892, in Oberlin, graduated from high school there in 1910. He received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1914, majoring in economics, and his M.A. in education in 1916 from Oberlin. Just before coming to Grinnell, he studied three years at the University of Chicago, where he was an instructor in 1926-27 and from which he received his Ph.D. in economics and business in 1938.
Married Oberlin Graduate
On Aug. 22, 1921, he married Miss Maude Clements, a 1916 Oberlin graduate, who survives him. There were no children.
Dr. Charlton joined the Grinnell faculty as an assistant professor in 1927 and was an associate professor from 1929 to 1947, when he became a full professor. Chairman of the department at the time of his death, he was expecting to retire this June after rounding out an even 30 years of service to the college.
Keenly interested in athletics, he had been chairman of the Faculty Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics since 1942, was an honorary member of the Men’s Honor G, lettermen’s club, and last May served as honorary referee of the 34th annual Midwest Conference track and field meet. He was conference president in 1954-55.
Served As Dean
He also served the college one year, 1944-45, as dean of men.
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa while an undergraduate at Oberlin, Charlton was also a member of the American Economic Association and the Midwest Economic Association and was listed in “Who’s Who in Education,” and “Who Knows, and What,” for his scholarly and professional achievements.
He was also active in community affairs and was a member of the First Congregational Church. During World War I he was a first lieutenant in the infantry, serving 16 months in France, and was a member of the American Legion.
He served on the Grinnell City Council from 1945 to 1948 and was in frequent demand as a speaker on economic problems for the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs and other local organizations.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 7, 1957, p. 3B.

Martha H. Charlton
Martha H. Charlton, 88, of 45089 East Hamilton, a junior high school teacher for many years, died last Thursday in Tressie’s Rest Home where she had resided since 1969.
Born in Steuben on April 17, 1889, Miss Charlton had lived in the Oberlin area most of her life. She attended Kent State Normal School and Oberlin College and taught in Lorain County schools, in Wadsworth and in Hudson for 25 years before retiring in the late 1940’s. She was a member of First Church and a charter member of the East Oberlin Community Church.
For many years she served as chairman of a project of the United Church Women of Ohio, a department of the Ohio Council of Churches, which started by making cleanup kits for the children of migrant workers in Ohio. The work increased in scope and became more and more the responsibility of the women of the East Oberlin Community Church. She retired from the migrant ministry program in 1959. By then the program had grown to the collecting and shipping of hundreds of pounds of clothing, educational material and athletic equipment.
Miss Charlton was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances in 1966 and Mary in 1971 and a brother Joseph in 1956 [1957]. There are no close survivors.
A graveside service was conducted on Saturday in Westwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Elder and Rev. Joseph Rinehart officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 28, 1977, p. 6.

Retired teacher, Miss Charlton, dies
Mary Clarissa Charlton, 83, of 45089 E. Hamilton St., Oberlin, died at Tressie’s Nursing Home in Oberlin yesterday after a long illness.
She was born in Steuben Nov. 27, 1887, and was a resident of the area for most of her life.
She was graduated from [OHS in 1907 and from] Oberlin College in 1908 and taught in the Lorain County School System and at Eaton School for 25 years until she retire in 1945.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Oberlin, and a charter member of the East Oberlin Community Church. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and the Women’s Fellowship.
She is survived by her sister, Martha, who lived with her. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, in 1957, and a sister, Frances, who died in 1966.
Friends may call at the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, May 19, 1971, p. B-2.

Mary J. Charvat, Taught 50 Years, Then Subbed

North Royalton -- Mary J. Charvat [nee Goodknight] taught in Northeastern Ohio for more than 50 years. Even after retiring in 1974, she continued as a substitute teacher until she was 70 years old.
Mrs. Charvat died at her North Royalton home Monday. She was 88.
She [graduated from OHS in 1924,] earned a degree in kindergarten teaching from Oberlin College, then taught in Youngstown. After moving to New York, she continued her education at Fredonia (N.Y.) Normal School, then returned to the classroom to teach in Lamberton, N.Y.
She returned to the Cleveland area and attended classes at Kent State University and Western Reserve University. She taught in the Cleveland area until she retired.
She was a former matron of the Eastern Star No. 430 in Fredonia and a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 829 International Order of Oddfellows. She also was a member of the Phi Lambda Club of the North Royalton Christian Church and was named the North Royalton Senior Citizen of the Year in 1977.
Mrs. Charvat is survived by a daughter, Margaret J. Sullivan of North Royalton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the North Royalton Christian Church, 5100 Royalton Rd., North Royalton.
Arrangements are being handled by the Faulhaber funeral home in Broadview Heights.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, January 20, 1994, p. 13C.

Jean Chase - Lincoln KS
Jean Chase, 90, formerly of Denver, died Wednesday, November 3, 2010. She was born November 15, 1919, in Wellington, OH to Clayton Ray and Marie Elizabeth (Koerber) Haulk. [Jean attended OHS 1934-37 and graduated from Wellington High School.]
Preceding her in death were: her husband, Dee [DeForrest]; brother, Clare Haulk; sister, Nadine Powers [OHS ‘42]; and grandson, Travis Slatton. Surviving her are: son, Lynn Robertson Chase of Maryland; daughter, Charmaine Chase, and her husband, Larry Barr, of Beverly, KS; sister, Millie Arthrell, of Tulsa, OK; and grand-daughter, Kristy Slatton of Arizona.
Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Denver Dumb Friends League.
Hall Funeral Home Obituary, Lincoln, Kan.,

On Thursday morning, June 1st, 1882, after four months of patient suffering, Olive Chatfield, aged 23 years and six months, went to her rest. [She was an 1876 graduate of OHS.]
The Oberlin Weekly News, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, June 2, 1882, p. 3.

Death of Miss Cheesman
Yesterday morning, at the home of her father, Mr. William H. Cheesman, West College street, services were held for the funeral of Miss Minnie L. Cheesman. Her death occurred Saturday after a long illness and a much longer invalid life.
Miss Cheesman was born in East Randolph, N. Y., May 12, 1854. With her family she came to Oberlin in 1857. She attended the public schools and the college, graduating with the class of ’73 at the age of nineteen. After teaching for a short time in Toledo, her health failed and she returned to Oberlin, where she lived until 1888, when she went to Kansas to live with a sister. Three years ago, at the time of her mother’s death, Miss Cheesman returned to Oberlin, where she has since lived.
Since the first breakdown in health she has been more or less of an invalid, suffering with heart trouble. Since 1877, a member of the Second Church, she was a great worker in proportion to her strength.
Burial took place at Westwood Cemetery. Miss Cheesman leaves a father, four sisters and two brothers.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 8, 1903, p. 1.

Mrs. Gertrude Ellen Stiles-Cheney
On Friday, Feb. 16, at her home in Niagara Falls, N. Y., after a protracted illness, Mrs. Ralph L. Cheney entered into rest.
Her remains were brought to Oberlin for burial, the funeral services being held at the home of her mother on North Professor street on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18.
Mrs. Cheney was the daughter of the Rev. Edmund R. and Angie B. Stiles and was born in Manchester, Ia., Sept. 4, 1870, where her father was the pastor of the Congregational church.
In 1877 here father accepted the pastorate of the Congregational church in Hancock, Mich., where the family remained until his death in 1881, when they removed to Oberlin, which since that time has been the family home.
Mrs. Cheney united with the church under father’s ministry when she was but eight years of age, and identified herself, with other members of her family, with the Second church immediately on their removal to Oberlin.
She was educated in our public schools [OHS class of 1887], and graduated form the College with the class of ’96. During her college course she spent two years in the Hawaiian Islands as a teacher upon the island of Maui.
After her graduation from college she taught for five years in the Wilmington, O., high school; and the value of her work and the impress which she left upon the life of that community is evidenced by the fact that at the hour of the funeral services in Oberlin, a memorial service for her was held in the Presbyterian church of Wilmington, with which she had actively and most helpfully identified herself.
In August 1901, she was united in marriage with Mr. Ralph L. Cheney of the class of ’98; and their home was established in Albany, N. Y., where for some time Mr. Cheney was the secretary of the Young Men’s Christian association. Later, Mr. Cheney accepted the same office in the Y. M. C. A. of Niagara Falls, where the important work of erecting a $40,000 building was projected, and has since been carried to completion.
From her childhood Mrs. Cheney has been an active and unselfish and enthusiastic Christian worker. She was active in her home church and choir and Sabbath school, of which she was for a time the secretary; she was active in the Young Woman’s Christian association of the college, and she made life a glad Christian service wherever she was. She entered with especial enthusiasm into the work of her husband among young men, and so far as was in her power, and as her health would permit, she made her home a social center for personal touch with young men in business who were away from their homes.
Both of Mrs. Cheney’s parents were graduate of the college, and all of the children of this family, of whom Mrs. Cheney is the first to be taken, have followed in their parents’ footsteps. Of this typical Oberlin family there were present with the young husband, to comfort the mother and aunt in their bereavement, Edmund B. Stiles, Esq. ’86, recently of Ada, Minn., who has just accepted a call to the Congregational church of Dundee, Ill.; and Miss Frances L. W. Stiles ’01, of Brockport, N. Y. The absent sister, Mrs. Irene Stiles-Fisher ’94, is the wife of the pastor of the Plymouth church, Oakland, Cal.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 20, 1906, p. 1.

Henry Allen Cheney
Henry Allen Cheney, 52, formerly of Oberlin, died July 10 at Washington Adventist Hospital, Tacoma Park, Md., after a long illness.
Born in Demopolis, Ala., he was raised in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1957]. He attended Ashland College and Langston University in Oklahoma, and moved to Silver Spring, Md., in 1960.
He retired in 1988 after 21 years as a systems analyst at Howard University.
He is survived by his wife, Norita; a daughter, Andrea K. of Silver Spring; a son, Barry A., at home; brothers, Willie Edwards and Jesse Edwards, both of Elyria; a sister, Dorothy Colbertson of Oberlin; and three grandchildren.
His parents, Henry and Betty Chaney, preceded him in death in 1985.
Services were Saturday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with burial in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 17, 1990, p. 2.

Louis Ward Cheney

Louis Ward Cheney, sales representative and insurance counselor, died on December 31, 1958, after a heart attack. He was 77.
Mr. Cheney was born in Emerald Grove, Wisconsin, on September 28, 1881, to Loren and Louisa Curtis Cheney. A graduate of [OHS in 1900 and of] Oberlin College with the class of 1905, he played football and sang in the glee club. Over thirty members of the Cheney family have studied at Oberlin within the past fifty years.
After working for a time as a salesman at Portland Cement Company and for the Minneapolis Journal, Mr. Cheney was employed as a salesman by the S. F. Bowser Company in 1912. That same year he was married to Elizabeth Ranney. They had two children. His employment with the Bowser Company took him from Akron, Ohio, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, from 1915-19. Then in 1919 he moved to Floral Park, New York, where he lived until his death. Mrs. Cheney died in 1937, and he married Myrtle C. Nusscar. After her death he married Sophie Smith, a teacher in the New York Public Schools. Mr. Cheney was a trustee of the Village of Floral Park and was one of the organizers of its library. He was a vice president of Floral Park, and was a very active worker in the Methodist Church.
Mr. Cheney is survived by his wife; two children, George R. Cheney of Jackson Heights, New York, and Mrs. Waldo Kell of Claremont, California; two grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph L. Cheney, ’98.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, April 1959, p. 39.

Irene Hamlin Cheronis
[Lydia] Irene Hamlin Cheronis [died] Sept. 10, 1990, of congestive heart failure in Evanston, Ill. She was born Sept. 23, 1897, in Elyria, Ohio [and graduated from OHS in 1914]. For several years after graduating from Oberlin [College in 1918] Mrs. Cheronis was a private tutor in Chicago. In the 1920s she and her sister operated a coffee shop and community kitchen in Chicago’s near-north side that became a meeting-place for local artists. After her 1923 marriage, she assisted her husband, Nicholas Cheronis, in his work as a consulting chemist. Mrs. Cheronis worked to better relations between Chicago’s Greek and non-Greek communities and for other community causes. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include a daughter, Thalia Cheronis Selz ’47; a son; and four grandchildren.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin College, Spring 1991, p. 29.

Gertrude Mae Chesbro
Gertrude Mae Chesbro, 96, of Oberlin, died Aug. 3 at Allen Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Chesbro was born Aug. 9, 1900, in Oberlin and lived here all her life [graduating from OHS in 1920].
She was a homemaker and longtime member of the First Baptist Church. She also enjoyed needlepoint.
Survivors include two daughters [a sister and half sister], Dora [Eudora] Goodrich of Elyria and Alma Kirkpatrick of Clearwater, Fla., [respectively].
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aven Chesbro, in 1984; her parents, Charles Edwards and Eliza Rathwell; sisters Stella Jefferies, Fannie Rathwell and Grace Parker; and brothers Arthur and Harley Edwards.
Services were Aug. 6 at the Cowling Funeral Home, with the Revs. Steve and Mary Hammond officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 12, 1997, p. 2.

Young Soon (Choo) Chey

Young Soon Choo Chey, [OHS ’23, OC ’27, died] Dec. 6, 1992, in Los Angeles. Born Aug. 30, 1900, in Korea, she moved to Hawaii when she was seven. {Young Soon Choo attended grade schools [in Hawaii] and in 1919 went to the mainland for high school and further studies. She went to Oberlin High School and continued on to Oberlin College where many other Korean girls had begun to matriculate.} After her marriage she moved to Korea, where she worked for American Intelligence and the American Red Cross. She was also a lecturer in English at Seoul’s Severance Medical Coll. and the Seoul National U. Law Sch. She returned permanently to the United States in 1959. Four children and nine grandchildren survive; her husband preceded her in death.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1993, p. 30. {The Koreans in Hawaii: A Pictorial History, 1902-2003, by Roberta W. S. Chang, with Wayne Patterson, May 2003, p. 35.}

Alice Child
Alice Child, 85, of Cleveland Heights, former Oberlin resident, died on Sept. 1 in Cleveland after a long illness.
Born in Belding, Mich., on June 6, 1898, she moved to Oberlin about 1916, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1917 and from Oberlin College in 1921.
After teaching in Wellington High School for several years, she moved to Cleveland Heights, where she taught in Roosevelt Jr. High School for 39 years, retiring in 1965. After retirement, she continued to live in her home in Cleveland Heights, but maintained her membership in First Church, Oberlin.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Quilhot of Cincinnati, three nieces and two nephews.
Graveside services will be at the Child family site in Westwood Cemetery on Monday at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Elder officiating.
The family suggests that memorial gifts, if desired, be made to First Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 15, 1983, p. 2.

Mrs. Bernard V. [Mary] Child, 82, Dies at Daughter’s Home in Michigan
Funeral services were held at the Sedgeman Parlors Monday afternoon for Mrs. Bernard V. Child, 82, former Oberlin resident, who died March 30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Quilhot in Royal Oak, Michigan. Rev. Joseph F. King conducted the services and burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Mary A. Clark was born in Collamer December 25, 1862. She was graduated from [OHS in 1880 and] Oberlin College in 1886 with the A.B. degree and received her A.M. degree in 1889. She and her husband made their home for many years in Oberlin, living at 168 North Main street. About three years ago they went to Royal Oak to live with their daughter. Rev. Mr. Child is a retired minister.
Besides her husband and the daughter with whom she made her home, Mrs. Child is survived by another daughter, Miss Alice Child of Cleveland Heights; a son, Dr. W. C. Child of Westfield, New Jersey; a brother, Edmund W. Clark, Santa Monica, California; and a sister, Mrs. Carl M. Sprock, Oregon, Illinois.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 5, 1945, p. 2.

[Tracy Chisholm] Drowning victim’s funeral today
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today for Tracy N. Chisholm, 20, who died in a drowning accident Saturday evening in a pond behind the Martin Luther King Chapel and Retreat on East Hamilton.
The funeral will be held at the Brown Funeral Home, 27th St. and Broadway, Lorain. Elder Laurence Nevels of Christ Temple Apostolic Church, which Chisholm attended, will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.
A native of Lorain, Chisholm was raised by foster parents in Oberlin after his mother, Betty Chisholm, died in 1965. He studied auto mechanics at the Lorain County Vocational Center and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1983. His foster father, John Stokes, died in 1980 and his foster mother, Mrs. Leoteen Stokes, died in 1983. He had been staying at a home on East Hamilton and was about to get an apartment.
He was employed as a handyman by Rev. Whitt Miller at the King Chapel. “I had been considering adding him to the family. We related to each other as father and son,” Rev. Miller said yesterday. “I’m still trying to get over the shock.”
Chisholm was working in the chapel on Saturday during a church outing hosted by First Baptist Church of Berea for a Detroit church. Rev. Miller said he told Chisholm to “wash up, come back, and have some fun.” He said that no swimming was allowed, but that Chisholm and two others climbed a fence, went out on a boat and went for a swim around 6 p.m. The other two boys went ashore for an inner tube when they realized Chisholm was in trouble, but could not find him when they returned.
Sheriff’s department divers searched for about an hour and a half before recovering the victim’s body at 8:44 p.m. They were assisted by the Oberlin police and fire departments.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Byrd of Lorain and Brenda Chisholm of Cleveland; three brothers, Jerry and Michael Chisholm of Cleveland and Mark Chisholm of Lorain; five foster sisters, Pearlina Chaney of Oberlin, Jennell McGee of Elyria, and Melissa Lamb, Mareetha Johnson and Lorraine Hoskins, all of Detroit; and a foster brother, Henry Stokes of Detroit.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 7, 1984, p. 2.

Rhonda Chivers
Rhonda Lynn Chivers, 20, of Oberlin was dead on arrival at Allen Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning.
She received injuries in an auto accident about 12:15 a.m. on Rt. 58 south of Rt. 113. Miss Chivers was a passenger in the northbound car when it passed on a curve, hit a ditch and rolled over. Christi Cain, 19, of 82 E. Lorain, was also a passenger but had no visible injuries, according to the State Highway Patrol. Two other 19-year-old passengers from Columbus were flown to Cleveland Metro General Hospital.
Born in Louisville, Ky., Miss Chivers lived most of her life in Oberlin and was a 1988 graduate of OHS. She was a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church.
Surviving are her mother, Delores Chivers of Louisville, Ky.; an aunt, Janet Pollard of Oberlin; a great-aunt Ethel Love of Oberlin and a great-uncle, Robert Moore of Oberlin.
Funeral arrangements, handled by Cowling Funeral Home, are incomplete. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 12, 1989, p. 2.

Mrs. Edith Christy Passes Away After Long Illness
Oberlin, O., April 27.—Mrs. Edith Christy, 70, wife of Willard C. Christy of North Cedar avenue, died last night at the Merrow home on East College street after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Christy was born September 5, 1867 in LaGrange township. She came to Oberlin with her parents at about the age of twelve, [graduated from OHS in 1885,] and lived for over fifty years in the house built by her father at 64 Spring street, which was destroyed by fire several months ago.
She was very active in club, lodge and church activities. She was a former national president and held several state offices in the Women’s Relief Corps, a member of the Order of Easter Star, the D. A. R., Nineteenth Century club, Christmas club, and was an active member of the First Church.
Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, William Saxton of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 at the Sedgeman funeral parlors, with Dr. J. A. Richards in charge of the service. Interment will be made in Westwood cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, April 27, 1938, p. 8.

Merle T. Christy, 68, Dies in Akron Hospital
Merle T. Christy, 68, former Oberlin resident, died Wednesday, June 10 in Akron General Hospital after a brief illness. His home was in Bath.
Mr. Christy, son of the late W. C. and Edith Mason Christy, spent his boyhood in Oberlin and attended public schools here [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1911]. He graduated from Ohio Northern University.
For 31 years he was a salesman for the A. Schrader and Son Co., makers of tire valves. Prior to that he operated the Christy Drug Store in Akron.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church there and Akron Masonic Lodge 83.
Surviving Mr. Christy are his wife, the former Helen Drummond of Oberlin; one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn M. Aberth of Akron; and two grandchildren.
Burial was in rose Hill Cemetery, Akron
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 18, 1959, p. 5B.

Obituary – Alfred C. Chumasero
In Vancouver, state of Washington on February 28, 1923, Alfred C. Chumasero entered into rest. And to his friends, wherever this paper finds them, is this tribute written of one whose business in life was Friendship.
Left an orphan when a child, Fred’s boyhood was spend with his uncle, Alfred Gillett, on a farm near Oberlin where he received his education, [graduating from OHS in 1881,] and got his first start in business, and where he became a member of the First church when Dr. Brand was pastor. His health demanding change of climate he left Oberlin 1890, locating in Vancouver as a druggist. Here he united in marriage with Mary Estell Smith, daughter of early pioneers of Washington. Here the years of his life were spent, engaged in many enterprises, but his drug store always his business life. His integrity and conservative views won him respect and his friendly and sincere manner found its way among business men. He was not one to “shine” in church or social centers, but rather to quietly hold his own.
Not one to amass wealth, for he was a sharer, ready to give the other man a chance as evidenced by his clerks who started in business for themselves through his advice and help. He was the friend of every child because of the mother-love denied his own childhood. Not blest with any child of his own but rejoicing in the son of his adoption, Alfred Otis Hill, just entering upon college life, and a nephew of Fred’s wife.
And so out of his beautiful home where he has spent happy years with his devoted wife, after two years of weary struggle to regain his health he has gone. His latest hours full of thanksgiving. His great desire to remain with his loved ones: “I hate to leave this beautiful world” he said, “but I have fought the good fight.” And only those who know him best know how valiantly he won out. For such “there is no death.”
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 8, 1923, p. 3.
Alfred C. Chumasero, believed to be the first Filipino-American to reside in the State of Washington, was born in Ohio in 1861 and moved to Vancouver in 1890. He arrived in the Pacific Northwest during a boom in the economy and started a hardware business with a friend. After the financial Panic of 1893 he gave his share of the hardware business to his friend and bought out the drug store business of A.L. Ross. His pharmacy was called The City Pharmacy and was located at 5th and Main Streets.
In addition to the hardware and pharmacy businesses Mr. Chumasero and his brother-in-laws, John and Joseph Harvey, built an electric station on 8th Street and paid the City of Vancouver $11,000 for the right to provide electricity to the city and its residents. After operating the station for three years they sold it to Portland General Electric in 1905 for a handsome profit.
Alfred and Mary Estelle Smith Chumasero were married in 1892. There are no records indicating when she arrived in Vancouver but it is known that Mrs. Chumasero was born in Wisconsin in 1859. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was very active in local civic and social affairs and left a legacy of good works in her wake when she died. Mrs. Chumasero was remembered by her niece, Jean Smith Friauf, as a "proper" lady and "talented" pianist who enjoyed hosting formal teas and piano recitals in her home.

Dr. Alfred George Churchill
Dr. Alfred George Churchill, 79, a past president of the Virginia Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons who had maintained a private practice in Arlington since 1939, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 1 at Arlington Hospital. He lived in Arlington.
Dr. Churchill was born in India of American parents. He came to this country in 1917 and settled in Oberlin, Ohio [where he graduated from OHS in 1924]. He was a graduate of Oberlin College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He moved to the Washington area in 1939.
He was a past president of the International Academy of Metabology, the Capital Academy of Nutrition, and the Arlington Rotary Club. He also had been chairman of the board of management of the Arlington YMCA.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa, of Arlington; two sons, David, of Annandale, and Richard, of New York City; two sisters, Alice Hadley of Mankato, Minn., and Cherry Belanger of Beverly Hills, Calif., and three grandchildren.
The Washington Post, D.C., November 5, 1984, p. B6.

Alfred George Churchill

Alfred Churchill died Nov. 1, 1984, in Arlington, Va., where he had been an osteopathic physician and surgeon since 1939. He was past president of the Virginia Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and a member of numerous professional organizations.
He was born Sept. 6, 1905, in Ahmadnagar, India, the son of Carroll ‘19hon and Alice (Harding, Academy 1895-96) Churchill. He was the grandson of Charles H. Churchill, who taught physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Oberlin 1856-57, 1859-1904. [He graduated from Oberlin College in 1930.]
Dr. Churchill leaves his wife Theresa, two children, three grandchildren, and two sisters. His brother Charles ’26 is deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1985, pp. 73-74.

Charles Harding Churchill
Charles Harding Churchill, grandson of Charles Henry Churchill who was a member of the College faculty form 1856-97, and son of David Carroll Churchill, ’99 (see article by Donald M. Love, page 14), died Jan. 24, [1970,] in a Lexington, Ky., nursing home after a long illness.
He was born in 1902 in India, where the Harding family had worked as missionaries for many years. He came to the United States in 1917 and attended Oberlin High School [where he graduated in 1920] and the Oberlin Conservatory [Oberlin College class of 1926]. In 1922 the Churchill family moved to Berea, Ky., and Mr. Churchill helped in the establishment of the Churchill Weavers, working in that business until 1952 when he was offered a position with the U.S. State Department to go to underdeveloped countries as a technical expert in handweaving. He and his wife, Gertrude Layman Churchill, ’26, spent eight years at this work in Ecuador and Afghanistan. In 1960 he retired because of ill health and made his home in Lexington.
He leaves his wife; three daughters, Mrs. A. P. (Peggy) Strong, ’49, Mrs. Philip S. (Betsy) Crossen, ’52, Mrs. R. F. (Mitzi) Curtis, ’54; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Dr. A. G. Churchill, ’30; and two half sisters, Mrs. Paul Hadley and Mrs. Paul Bellanger.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1970, p. 38.

W. C. Clancy Dies Suddenly in the South
Well Known Oberlin Tree Surgeon Stricken by Heart Attack; Great College Star
William Cleland Clancy, 69, well known Oberlin tree surgeon and landscape gardener, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at Sumter, South Carolina, as the result of a heart attack.
At the time of his death he was at work on the trees of the great White estate, at Sumter, where he had stopped while returning to Oberlin, after spending the winter in St. Petersburg, Florida. He had cared for the White estate trees for many years, among them an elm supposed to be the oldest in America.
Funeral services for Mr. Clancy, conducted by Rev. William Smith, were held at 2:00 this afternoon in the Sedgeman parlors. Burial was in Westwood cemetery.
Great Athlete
Known familiarly as “Bib” by all his friends in his student days, Mr. Clancy was considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of Oberlin College, where he graduated in the class of 1897. He is said to have been the best short stop to ever play on the college nine and was famous in the ‘90’s as fullback on the Oberlin varsity football team. According to C. K. Fauver, his classmate and teammate, he could kick perfectly and equally well with either foot while on a dead run. For a time after graduating here he played in the infield with the Detroit Tigers American League baseball team, but is aid to have quit pro ball because of his scruples against playing on Sunday.
Spent Boyhood Here
Born in Bucyrus, February 10, 1872, the son of Charles Clancy and Sarah Major Clancy, William Clancy came to Oberlin as a young boy following the unhappy separation of his parents. He and his younger brother, Lorin A. Clancy, grew up here in the home of Professor and Mrs. G. F. Wright. He attended the Oberlin public schools, [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1891,] and prepped at Oberlin Academy in 1891 and 1892.
Cashier of State Bank
Mr. Clancy took up the practice of tree surgery following a break in his health which necessitated his finding outdoor employment. At the time his ill health forced him to change vocations, he was cashier of the old Oberlin State Savings Bank. During his student days he had been employed for sometime in Comings’ store.
After leaving the bank Mr. Clancy studied with the Davey tree surgeons of Kent. For sometime, about the year 1908, he practiced his new trade in the Hudson valley in New York, but later returned to operate out of Oberlin until the time of his death.
For many years he was employed to care for the trees on the Oberlin College campus and it was in this activity that he has been a familiar figure about the village to generations of Oberlin students and local residents. His most important work for the college was in repairing the damage done by the Lorain and Pittsfield tornadoes, and in making the first plantings in the Hall Arboretum.
In recent years Mr. Clancy lived in the H. W. Bradford home, at 216 Hollywood avenue.
Though he was twice married, it is believed that the only near relative surviving Mr. Clancy is his brother Lorin of Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, who was unable to come to Oberlin for his brother’s funeral services.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Monday, April 21, 1941, p. 1.

Betty Jane Clapp
Betty Jane Clapp, 73, of Oberlin, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 23 at Fairview General Hospital in Fairview.
Mrs. Clapp lived most of her life in Oberlin. She worked in the kitchen at Allen Memorial Hospital for more than 24 years, retiring in 1989. She was a graduate of the Oberlin High School Class of 1941 and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Nellie Bailey and Irma Hartman, both of Oberlin; and a brother, David Henderson, of Oberlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1981; two brothers, Kenneth Henderson and Fred Henderson; two sisters, Helen and Leona; and her parents, Fred and Katharine (nee Hist) Henderson.
Visitation will be at Cowling Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 26 beginning one hour before 11 a.m. services at Cowling Funeral Home, to be officiated by Pastor Brian Kenyon. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 25, 1997, p. 2.

Eleanor Caroline Clapp, school aide, dies at 46
Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at First United Methodist Church for Eleanor Caroline (Mrs. Glenn) Clapp, who died Aug. 8 in Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, following a two week illness. She was 46 years old.
Mrs. Clapp, of 59 N. Prospect, had been cafeteria supervisor and dietician for the Oberlin public schools since 1961.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Woman’s Society for Christian Service there. Born in Lorain May 12, 1923, she had lived in Lorain County all her life [and was a 1941 graduate of OHS].
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Linda, at home, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Sandra) Schroeder, Hampton, Va.; one son, William, at home; her mother, Mrs. Mara Cook, and a brother, William Cook Jr., both of Oberlin.
Rev. Forrest Waller conducted the funeral service. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery. The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the First Methodist Church Building fund or to the American Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 21, 1969, p. 7.

Glenn M. Clapp, 86, was machinist, printer
Oberlin -- Glenn M. Clapp, 86, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at home, following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 22, 1920.
Clapp was employed as a machinist at the former Gilford Instrument Laboratories in Oberlin and previously worked as a printer for the Oberlin News-Tribune. [He graduated from OHS in 1942.]
He enjoyed building birdhouses, bicycle riding and golf. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Oberlin, and served in the U.S Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice M.; daughters Linda Backus of Myrtle Beach, N.C., and Sandra Dejardine of Neenah, Wis.; son, William J. Clapp of Newark; stepson, Jeffrey Fowl of Elyria; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor C. Clapp; his parents, Edward and Ida Pool Clapp; brothers Forrest Clapp and Leroy Clapp; sisters Wilma Clapp, Helen Clapp and Stella Clapp; and stepdaughters Marilyn and Diana Fowl.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St., with the Rev. Robert Hooker officiating. Burial in Westwood Cemetery will be private. There is no funeral home visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.

The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Friday, April 06, 2007.

Harold Roger Clapp
Harold Roger Clapp, 59, of 284 West Lincoln, machine operator at Abex Corp. in Elyria for 39 years, died Tuesday evening at Allen Hospital after a two-week illness.
Funeral services, with Rev. Paul Buckland officiating, will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home. Friends will be received there today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Born in Grafton April 17, 1922 Mr. Clapp had lived all his life in the Oberlin-Grafton area. A graduate of Oberlin High School in 1941, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elyria Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elyria Eagles and Elyria Odd Fellows.
Surviving Mr. Clapp are his wife, Becky; two brothers, Lyle of Elyria and Clifford of Cincinnati; and a sister Mrs. Juanita Marshall of Elyria
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 3, 1981, p. 2.

Eugene R. Clapper
Eugene Robert “Bob” Clapper, 53, of Canton, died Sept. 12 in Canton of an apparent heart attack.
He attended Oberlin High School [class of 1953?] and served in the Army, where he was stationed in Iceland with the engineering corps.
He worked as a handyman and was general manager of a used car lot in Canton.
He is survived by four sons, Darrell, of Belfast Maine, and Dwayne, Ronald and John, all of Coinjock, N.C.; sisters, Mrs. Ray (Norma Jean) Schrier of Chilhowie, Va., and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Cahill of Phillipsburg, N.J.; four brothers, Jay L. Clapper Sr., of Elyria, Gary of Grafton, Dave of Toledo, and Jerry of Columbia Station; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mike, and by his parents.
Graveside services were held last Friday in Robertsville Cemetery, Robertsville, Ohio.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 22, 1988, p. 2.

Virginia Clapper
Virginia [Jean, nee Cooper] Clapper, 75, of Glenview, died June 19 in Glenview.
Mrs. Clapper was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio. [She was a 1945 graduate of OHS.]
Survivors include one daughter, Carol (Clif) Flynt; one sister, Lillian Solury [OHS ‘40]; and two brothers, George [OHS ‘51] and Russell Thieret.
Mrs. Clapper was preceded in death [in 1996] by her husband, Owen E.
Services and interment were private. Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 289, Chicago IL 60610.
Glenview Announcements, Glenview, Ill., June 27, 2002.

Ada Lilian "Sis" Clark
Ada Lilian “Sis” (nee Willbond) Clark, 93, of Oberlin, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 at Lorain Mercy Hospital. She was born June 12, 1918 in Nottingham England.
Lilie’s parents, George E. Willbond and Lily Smith, in 1983[?], with four children; left Nottingham, England and traveled to America. Landing at Ellis Island, the family traveled on to Oberlin. Oberlin became Lilie’s home for the rest of her amazing life’s journey. Lilie’s love for family, others, and music reflected her compassion and zest for life. After graduation from Oberlin High School [in 1937], Lilie went to St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing. Recently Lilie (Class of 1940) was recognized by the Alumni for her service to our country and community. Lilie enlisted in the U.S. Army “because that was the thing to do” and soon she was being sent around the world to help our wounded service men. Stories of being on the Burma Trail were told with selfless pride and on wavered appreciation for all soldiers, “just doing their part”. She left the service with the rank of Army 2nd Lieutenant AMC. Following the service, Lilie and A.H. Kenny Clark [OHS ‘44] married and Lilie’s true happiness in raising eight children began. Nursing skills were applied with the utmost love and respect. Lilie’s life was complimented by her grandchildren and their activities.
Survivors include daughters, Cathy Castle [OHS ‘68] of Oberlin, B. Jean Fanning [OHS ‘71] of Marblehead, and Susan Stickelman [OHS ‘77] of Ontario, Ohio; sons, Kenneth A. Clark [OHS ‘69], George E. Clark [OHS ‘70], James A. Clark [OHS ‘73], and Donald Clark [OHS ‘77], all from Oberlin; brother, John P. Willbond; 16 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Henry “Kenny” A.H. Clark; son, John Jackie Clark [OHS ‘65]; parents, George Edward and Lily (nee Smith) Willbond Sr.; and brothers, George E. Jr. [OHS ‘35], Ronald F. [OHS ‘34], Arthur “Norman” [‘39], Robert James [OHS ‘44] and Kenneth Doren [OHS ‘50].
Graveside services, with full military honors conducted by VFW Post 1079, will be 11 A.M. Saturday December, 3 2011, at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, December 01, 2011.

Death of Admont Clark Shock to Friends Here
Brilliant Young Scientist Had Attained Fame in His Work
Oberlin friends of Dr. Admont Clark, nephew of Professor and Mrs. Frank Fanning Jewett, and a graduate of [Oberlin High School in 1906 and in 1910 of] Oberlin College, learned with deep sorrow of his death at Baltimore last week, following an illness from influenza and pneumonia.
The Baltimore Sun of October 14 has the following notice of the death of Dr. Clark:
Dr. Admont Halsey Clark, associate professor of pathology in the Johns Hopkins University, and resident pathologist of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died yesterday afternoon of pneumonia, following influenza, at the Johns Hopkins hospital.
Dr. Clark, who was 30 years old, was born in Japan, his father, the Rev. C. A. Clark, being a Congregational missionary, at present stationed at Myazaki, Japan. When 13 years old he was sent to the United States in the care of his uncle, Prof. Frank F. Jewett, professor of chemistry at Oberlin College. After receiving his degree of bachelor of arts at Oberlin, Dr. Clark entered the medical school of Johns Hopkins University, from which he was graduated with his honors.
After his graduation he was appointed assistant in pathology with Professor William H. Welch, and was later made an associate professor. This year, in the absence of Doctor MacCallum on war work, Doctor Clark was in charge of the department of pathology. At the request of the Surgeon General’s office, Doctor Clark during the past summer, did considerable experimental work in the cure of pneumonia. He had also done much brilliant work in diabetes experimentation.
Doctor Clark was reputed to be one of the most promising of the younger pathologists of America. Professor Welch considered him in the same brilliant group with Dr. Simon Flexner and Dr. William G. MacCallum. While a fourth year student Dr. Clark presented a splendid piece of work on venous pressure.
In July, 1917, Dr. Clark married Miss Janet Tucker Howell, daughter of Professor and Mrs. William T. Howell of this city. He is survived by the widow and an infant daughter, and also his parents, who reside in Japan.
Dr. Clark was a nephew of the late Dr. Luther H. Gulick, who was so well known for his pioneer work in the Young Men’s Christian Association, and campfire organizations. Another uncle is Sydney L. Gulick, who has been engaged in important work in Japan, and who has been lecturing recently on the cordial relationship between the United States and Japan.
Upon hearing of the death of the young pathologist, one of Dr. Clark’s colleagues last night said:
“Dr. Clark had the deep affection and admiration of all his associates. He was a lovable character, of unusual ability and was modest and retiring. He was exceptionally studious and deeply engrossed in his work, but always genial and ready for a jest or a chat. The Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital has lost one of its most capable investigators and the staff one of its most engaging associates.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, October 23, 1918, p. 1.

Philanthropist, builder left his mark on town [A. H. 'Kenny' Clark]
“I would say the community has lost a family member, and city government has lost a very good friend and benefactor,” city manager Rob DiSpirito said after hearing A. H. “Kenny” Clark had died, Monday, April 12, at the age of 77.
Kenny Clark, as he was known throughout town, built his life around building and preserving Oberlin. The list of structures in town he built or owned would be very long.
Almost as long would be the list of properties he donated or sold for less than full value to the city and charitable organizations. The Clark Bandstand on Tappan Square is one example.
In the early 1980s, Oberlin College sought to build a bandstand on Tappan Square, as envisioned in the will of Charles Martin Hall. A contest produced a design for the bandstand in 1985, but funding still had to be arranged.
In May 1986, Clark offered to donate real estate worth $250,000 to cover the cost of the project. The bandstand, designed to resemble an Asian festival cart, was dedicated the following year.
The pending acquisition of the Gasholder building, on Edison Street between South Main and South Pleasant streets, by the city is another example of Clark’s generosity. After coming close to demolishing the 1889 building to make room for the Station Square shopping center, he offered to donate it to the city if funding could be arranged to renovate it.
Earlier this year the city was notified it had received a grant of $917,600 from the U.S. Department of Transportation under a roadside enhancement program to renovate the Gasholder building. As a result, city council approved an ordinance authorizing the purchase of the building for $5,000 to cover closing costs, plus credit to Clark’s company, Clark Brothers, Inc., for a charitable contribution to the city in an amount determined by an appraisal.
Clark’s son, Jimmy Clark, said his father’s generosity was an indication of how much Oberlin meant to him.
“He was very active in Oberlin, because Oberlin was his pride and joy,” Jimmy Clark said. “When his illness started, he was in Florida, and he wanted to get back to Oberlin.”
Clark was born in Rocky River, but moved to Oberlin with his family at a very young age. He attended Oberlin High School and graduated early in order to join the Navy during World War II.
He served in the Navy from February 1944 to May 1946, working as a signal instructor. After leaving the Navy, he came back to Oberlin and attended Oberlin College.
He played guard on the college football team for three years. But he left after three years, because he had gotten married.
“Back in those days, you couldn’t go to Oberlin College if you were married,” Jimmy Clark said. “So he went to Case Western Reserve University and graduated with a degree in political science.”
He returned to Oberlin and went into the construction business with his brother, Bill. They called the company Clark Brothers, and incorporated in 1954.
One of the first houses he built was on a vacant lot he had acquired next to his mother’s house. He put in a basement made of cement block, but could not afford to finish it at that time.
Jimmy said his father put a floor over the basement, then covered it with tar paper and earth. With the ground slope at the rear, Clark and his family were able to live in that basement.
“We lived in the basement when I was little,” Jimmy Clark said. “Then Dad finished the house and rented the upstairs, so we still lived in the basement.”
Jimmy Clark said his father always put his family first, but work ran a close second. He worked hard, as long as there was work to do, and was a stickler for the details.
“You could see that in his landscaping,” Jimmy Clark said. “Everything had to be just right or it wasn’t done.”
Despite Clark’s all-work attitude, Jimmy Clark said his father had an off-beat sense of humor, and one never knew when it would surface. DiSpirito said he experienced that sense of humor first hand one Pride Day, while DiSpirito was working to clean rubbish and weeds from a ditch on Edison Street.
“I was in waders and an old sweat shirt, knee deep in a ditch, a real mess,” DiSpirito said. “Kenny Clark comes pulling up in his big car, rolls down his window, leans out, and says, ‘Well, dang, now I’ve seen everything,’ and just took off.”
Clark did his own share of cleaning up Oberlin, including the building now known as the New Union Center for the Arts. The building was the original Oberlin High School, but it fell into disrepair so classes had to be moved to a new building, now Langston Middle School.
In 1927 Edmund Westervelt purchased the building and deeded it to Oberlin College which used it as classrooms until 1961. The National Association of College Stores used it for book storage beginning in 1963.
In 1976, the college deeded the building to the city, and three years later Clark purchased it. He undertook an exterior renovation, including the replacement of more than 1,000 panes of glass, and cleaned it inside and out to serve as headquarters for Oberlin’s sesquicentennial committee in 1983.
“His concern was for the history of the building,” Jimmy Clark said. “He found the original wrought iron fence that was around the school, and that’s what’s there now.”
In 1995 the Nord Family Foundation purchased the building and established the New Union Center for the Arts the following year.
Photograph: Kenny Clark.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 20, 2004, pp. 1 & 10
Arthur Henry ‘Kenny’ Clark
Arthur Henry “Kenny” Clark of Oberlin died Monday, April 12, 2004, at New Life Hospice Center in Lorain following a lengthy illness.
Born June 9, 1926, in Rocky River, he lived in Oberlin most of his life. He attended Oberlin High School then joined the U.S. Navy and served from Feb. 15, 1944 to May 15, 1946.
He attended Oberlin College and played football there three years. He then graduated from Case Western Reserve with a degree in political science.
From the mid 1950s, he owned and operated Clark Bros., Inc., with his brother, Bill, until turning the business over to his sons. He was also a licensed real estate broker since 1952.
He served as chairman of the board of the Oberlin Savings Bank during the 1970s and 1980s until the bank merged with Central Trust in 1988. In 1987 he received the Oberlin College award for Distinguished Community Service.
He was actively involved in land development, home building and building restoration throughout the Oberlin area. In 1979, he purchased Westervelt Hall from the city of Oberlin and undertook an exterior restoration, which was completed in time for the building to be used as headquarters for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration committee. In 1995, the Nord Family Foundation purchased the building to create the New Union Center for the Arts.
He enjoyed fishing and gardening, and wintering in Naples, Fla., with family and friends.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Ada Lilian (nee Willbond); sons Kenneth A. Clark, George E. Clark, James A. Clark, and Donnie Clark, all of Oberlin; daughters Cathy Castle of Naples, Fla., Beverly Jean Fanning of Marblehead, Ohio, and Susan K. Clark-Stickelman of Ontario, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and sisters Jeanette E. Greene of Norwalk and Evelyn Foster of Mazomanie, Wisc. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Lottie Mae (nee Worcestor) Clark; son, John Jackie Clark; brothers John and William Clark; and sisters Margaret Berg, Katherine Mae Ives and Marion Klein.
Private family services and burial were held at Cowling Funeral Home and at Westwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 20, 2004, p. 2.

Edward Leeds Clark
Edward Clark died July 30, 1926, at South Fairlee, Vt. He was the son of Rev. Cyrus A. Clark, for many years a missionary of the American Board in Japan, and Mrs. Harriet Gulick Clark, the sister of Dr. Sidney Gulick and Mrs. Frances Gulick Jewett. His mother died a few years ago in Shanghai, and his father has recently retired from missionary work and is living in Claremont, Calif.
He was born in Kobe, Japan, May 23, 1890. After graduating from Oberlin [High School in 1908 and Oberlin College in 1912,] he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing his work in 1917. His wife, Eleanor Fowles, Oberlin Academy ’09-’10, is also of missionary parentage, her parents having served under the American Board in Turkey.
Mr. Clark was connected with the General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.Y. He spent a term teaching in Japan, and afterward had charge of the electrical works in Shanghai and Manila of the Pacific Commercial Company. One who visited their home in the latter city was deeply impressed by the sterling Christian character of both Mr. and Mrs. Clark, and their firm adherence, in a godless city, to the high standards in which they had been reared. Outside of missionary circles, this is a phenomenon so rare as to be noteworthy. Mr. Clark leaves a wife and three sons, Admont, Wilson and Carl; also a brother, Grover, who is president and editor of “The Leader” in Peking, China, and a sister, Louisa. His brother, Admont, of the class of 1910, died in 1918, while serving on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, October 1926, p. 25

Eleanor M. Clark
Eleanor M. Clark, 79, of Oberlin, died Feb. 23 at Elyria Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Born in Oberlin, she grew up here, [graduated from OHS in 1932,] and returned to live here after retiring.
From 1940-44 and from 1946-48 she was an assistant in the Oberlin College office of residences and dining halls. During 1944-46, she served in the Navy WAVES in World War II. In 1948 she moved to Cleveland and was employed at Case Western Reserve University, first in the office of the dean of Adelbert College and then in the medical school office, for a total of more than 32 years.
She was a member of the East Oberlin Community Church.
Survivors include a sister, Metta Sprague of Oberlin; a niece and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Clark.
Miss Clark donated her body to the Case Western Reserve Medical School.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Firelands Retirement Center, 36 S. Pleasant St. The Rev. Mark Reynolds, pastor of East Oberlin Community Church, will officiate.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 1994, p. 2.

Ethel Grant Clark
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Guy O. Clark (Ethel M. Grant) (Oberlin College class of 1924) of Charleston, W.Va.[, on Feb. 1, 1968]. Born Jan. 1, 1900, in Cincinnati, Ohio, [and a 1919 graduate of OHS,] Mrs. Clark had been an English teacher in Charleston schools for over 40 years. Since 1949 she had been teaching in Cross Lanes Elementary School. She was married in 1932 to guy Clark who died in 1963.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, June 1968, p. 39.

James Stanford Clark
James S. Clark died Dec. 1, 1979, in Lansing, Mich., of cancer. A resident of Lansing for over 40 years, he was assistant professor of humanities and history at Lansing Community College.
He was born July 15, 1906, in Sivas, Turkey. [He graduated from OHS in 1924 and from Oberlin College in 1928.] After Oberlin, he was a tutor for three years at The American College in Tarsus, Turkey. He returned to the U.S. in 1931 and a year later received the A.M. in history from Harvard. He taught for five years in schools at Lansing, Detroit and Ionia and did graduate work and taught at U. Mich.
He was a propeller assembler for the Nash-Kelvinator Corp. in Lansing for three years and was parts manager for Hickman Farm Supplies and Morden Oil Co. for 11.
Mr. Clark owned a summer cottage on Lake Huron and in 1974 he published a book of poems, Retreat and Return, on the seasonal moods of the lake.
He leaves his second wife, Irene, a son, a daughter and eight grandchildren. His first wife, Katherine, died in 1971.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March/April 1980, p. 46.

John Clark
John (Jack) Clark was buried in Westwood Cemetery Tuesday. Funeral services were held for the 23-year old Kent State University junior Tuesday at Cowling Funeral Home. Rev. William L. Andrews of Sacred Heart Church conducted the services.
Mr. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Clark, 47261 W. Hamilton, died Saturday morning. He was born in Oberlin Sept. 8, 1947 and was a 1965 graduate of Oberlin High School.
Survivors besides Mr. Clark’s parents are seven brothers and sisters: Kenneth, James, Donald, Jean and Susan at home; George, a student at Trinity College in Florida; Kathy, a student at Akron; and his grandmother Mrs. George (Lilly) Willbond, 38 Walnut.
The family has suggested memorial contributions be made to Dollars for Scholars, 250 N. Prospect.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 8, 1970, p. 4.

Katherine "Kitty" Clark
Katherine “Kitty” Harroun Clark passed away in Dayton, OH on August 19 at age 95 and a half. She passed away in Dayton, OH after a short hospitalization. She was born in Oberlin, OH on February 4th, 1916, the only child of Herbert and Antoinette Beard [OHS ‘89] Harroun, who were faculty at Oberlin College. Raised in Oberlin, she [graduated from OHS in 1932 and] attended Oberlin College, graduating in 1937 with a degree in English. After graduation she attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked at Amherst College, Republic Steele, the Fells Institute at Antioch College, and Oberlin College before marrying William Elderidge Clark [OHS ‘28] also of Oberlin in 1948. She lived in Berea, OH from 1953 to 2005 and then moved to Dayton, OH. Kitty was beloved and admired by her friends, children and grandchildren. She was fiercely independent, cheerful, and energetic. A lifelong learner, she continued to study languages, music and the arts her whole life. She was an avid golfer, bridge devotee, and world traveler. She was generous and supportive of her family and her community. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine A "Toni" Clark (Philip Henry) of Dayton and a son, William E Clark (Lori) of North Royalton and four grandchildren, Leslie M Clark Wolf (Mark) of Columbus, Brian Clark of Akron, Anna C Henry of Cleveland Hts. and William B Henry of Richmond, IN. A celebration of her life will be held at First Congregational Church in Oberlin on Saturday, October 8th at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Westwood Cemetery. There will be a reception for friends and family after the burial at the First Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Katherine H. Clark Family Medicine Fellowship Fund at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine or to the Oberlin College Fund to support the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Mother Follows Her Little Child In Death
Mrs. Lottie Life Clark Succumbs To Fever In Italy
Dr. C. J. Chamberlain of the University of Chicago arrived in Oberlin Saturday on his scientific trip around the world. He shipped over a ton of botanical material from Australia to Chicago and smaller amounts from other islands. He spent several weeks in South Africa and gathered and shipped material and made arrangements for the shipping of plants during the summer months.
Dr. Chamberlain and daughter and Mrs. Life sailed from Naples, Italy, the 20th of March and were due at Boston April 2. They left Lottie Life Clark [an 1887 graduate of OHS], as they supposed, recovered from typhoid fever, but a cablegram has been received that she had a relapse and died. She took to her bed the day of her daughter Ruth’s funeral. Mrs. Life and Mrs. Chamberlain will not learn of Lottie’s death until they arrive at Oberlin. Mrs. Clark formerly resided in Oberlin.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, April 3, 1912, p. 1.
Lottie Life Clark
Mrs. Lottie Life Clark died of typhoid fever at her home, Rome, Italy, Saturday, March 30, 1912.
Mrs. Lottie Life Clark was born at Oberlin, Ohio, October 9, 1868. She studied in the high school in Oberlin [from which she graduated in 1887] and was a student in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1887-1889. December 24 [25?], 1890 she married Edward W. Clark, who for several years was Dean at Ripon College. Three years ago, Professor and Mrs. Clark with their three children went to Rome, Italy, where Professor Clark was the Roman Representative of the Bureau of University Travel. The younger daughter, Ruth, died February 5, 1912, at her home of lockjaw following typhoid fever.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, April 1912, p. 238.

Mary S. Clark, 102
Lenox -- Mary Sedgwick Clark, 102, formerly of 116 Day St., Fitchburg, and of Lenox, died Friday at Beaumont Nursing Center in Northboro, where she had resided for several years.
Born in Stockbridge on Sept. 27, 1901, daughter of Edward and Florence Barnes Sedgwick, she lived on East Street, where her father and his brother Thomas maintained the Sedgwick family farm. Five generations of Sedgwicks had lived there, beginning with Asher Sedgwick, who purchased the farm in 1805.
Mrs. Clark attended Sedgwick School, a one-room schoolhouse near her home, the old Center School and, for one year, Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield. Her family moved to Oberlin, Ohio, when she was in her teens. She graduated from [OHS in 1920 and from] Oberlin College in 1925 with majors in art and botany.
During college, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture doing microscopic botanical drawings. For several summers, she attended Berkshire Summer School of Art in Monterey. She also earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Massachusetts School of Art in Boston in 1928 and traveled that summer with members of her class as a representative to the Sixth International Art Congress in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
In 1929, she married Edwin R. Clark and settled in Fitchburg. Mr. Clark died in 1963.
During World War II, she spent summers at the Sedgwick farm. Mrs. Clark enjoyed playing bridge, drawing, painting, needlework and photography.
She leaves two daughters, Ruth Mary Russo of Marlboro and Barbara Clark of Yarmouthport; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL NOTICE -- A memorial service for Mary Sedgwick Clark, who died June 4, 2004, will be held at Rollstone Congregational Church, Fitchburg, at noon on Thursday, June 10. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Rollstone Congregational Church, 199 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420, or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. SMITH-MALLAHY-MASCIARELLI FUNERAL HOME (
The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass., Monday, June 7, 2004.

Mary S. (Sedgewick) Clark

Fitchburg -- Mary S. (Sedgewick) Clark, 102, of 283 West Main St., Northborough, a former longtime resident of Fitchburg, died on Friday, June 4, in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Northborough, after an illness.
Her husband, Edwin R. Clark, died in 1963.
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home is directing funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.
Sentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Mass., Sunday, June 6, 2004.

Burned To Death [Viola Scott Clark]
Former Oberlin Woman Lost Her Life Thursday
The remains of Viola Scott Clark were brought from Indianapolis on Saturday and were buried on Monday, the funeral being held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.
Mrs. Clark died from the effects of burns, her dress having caught fire at her home, and she died in a very few minutes thereafter.
When she discovered she was on fire the woman ran out of the house, and was beyond aid before any one could get to her to put out the fire.
Deceased was the daughter of J. H. Scott, who conducts the second-hand store on South Main street, and was well known in Oberlin. Her husband is a mail clerk at Indianapolis.
Mrs. Viola Scott Clark, youngest daughter of J. H. and Celia Scott, was born in Oberlin February 11, 1869. Graduated with the class of [’86 OHS and] ’89 O. C. She met with a tragic death March 24, 1911, in Indianapolis, Ind. By her sweet and conscientious disposition she won the love and esteem of all her friends and companions.
She was married December 17, 1891, to Lewis E. Clark, one of the sons of Mrs. Stowe’s characters in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, known as George Harris. The marriage has been a happy one, until death, on Friday last, caused the separation.
Viola early placed her hand in the hand of the Father, desiring to follow where he lead, and in his footsteps. She leaves an aged father and mother, a devoted husband, and two sisters, with numerous friends, to mourn her death.
We desire by this method to express our profound appreciation and deep gratitude to all neighbors and friends who have come to us with touching sympathy and generous assistance in these our hours of great sorrow, by reason of the death of our beloved one, Viola.
We would express especially to the quartet and to those who gave floral offerings our heartfelt thanks for their sweet singing and beautiful flowers.
     L. E. Clark
     Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Scott
     Mrs. Jennie Conner
     G. H. Mitchell.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, March 29, 1911, pp. 1 & 3.

William E. Clark
William Eldridge Clark of Berea, owner of Oberlin Auto Parts, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 72.
Mr. Clark was a former Oberlin resident, [a 1928 graduate of Oberlin High School,] leaving here in 1952 to make his home in Berea.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Church Meeting Room. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may give to the American Friends Service Committee, 10916 Magnolia Dr., Cleveland.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, the former Katherine Harroun of Oberlin; a daughter, Katherine A. of New Marshfield; a son, William of Cincinnati; and three sisters, Marguerite (Mrs. Charles) Hahn of Berlin Heights and Catherine (Mrs. Robert) Totzke and Mildred (Mrs. Arthur) Salo, both of Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 21, 1982, p. 2.

Miss Edith Clarke, Lifelong Oberlin Resident, Dies at 77
Funeral services were held for Miss Edith Margaret Clarke at the Sedgeman parlors Monday afternoon. Miss Clarke died Saturday, August 11, at her home 171 West College street following an illness of two months. Rev. Joseph F. King officiated at the services and burial was in Westwood cemetery.
Born in South Amherst, May 29, 1868, the daughter of Joseph B. and Fannie Thomson Clarke, Miss Clarke moved to Oberlin with her parents at the age of five years and remained a resident here until the time of her death.
In 1885 she was graduated from Oberlin High School and in 1891 from Oberlin College.
She was a member of one of Oberlin’s oldest families. Her grandfather, Philip K. Thomson, who served several terms in the Ohio Legislature, came to Oberlin in the early 1850’s. Her father, J. B. Clarke, served for a number of years as mayor of Oberlin, and her mother was a graduate of Oberlin College with the class of 1860. The Oberlin College dormitory, Keep Cottage, was originally the home of Miss Clarke’s sister, Mrs. Keep.
Joining the Second Congregational Church here as a young girl, Miss Clarke was throughout her life an active worker in the church. She was also for many years a member of the Oberlin Woman’s Club, and an officer in the D.A.R. At one time she was secretary of the L.L.S. Oberlin College literary society.
Miss Clarke is survived by one brother, Carl, of Brooklyn, New York, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Georgianna Clarke of Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 23, 1945, p. 3.

Ruth Johnston Clarke
Ruth Johnston Clarke died Dec. 7, 1977, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born in Cleveland, May 31, 1904, she was a daughter of Vernon O. Johnston ’97. [She graduated from OHS in 1921 and from Oberlin College in 1925.] For several years prior to her marriage to Beverly Clarke in 1930, she was the editor of Beautiful Florida magazine. From 1963 she was associated with the Spencer Maden Real Estate Agency in Summit, N.J. In addition to her husband, she leaves sons Thomas and James and brother James ’29. Her sister, Mary ’26, is deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March/April 1978, p. 37.

Monte Bruce Clayton

Monte Bruce Clayton, 55, of Maple Heights, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. Born in Oberlin, he was raised in Oberlin and later moved to Maple Heights.
Mr. Clayton was a well known horticulturist and lecturer. He was employed as a former naturalist, zookeeper and humane officer by Petitti Garden Centers, Oakwood Village. He was a blacksmith and was the owner of The Village Blacksmith Shop and was a former employee of Gilford's Instruments.
He was a 1970 graduate of Oberlin High School and received an associate degree in Science from Lorain County Community College in 1972. He played "Wing" on LCCC Division III Soccer Team from 1970 to 1972.
He had given more than 500 seminars and lectures on various horticulture, arboriculture and nature-related topics. He had also designed more than 5,000 landscapes and instructed at several colleges, gardening shows and the Holden Arboretum. Mr. Clayton specialized in the diagnosis of insect and disease problems and won "Best of Show" for his plant disease exhibit at the 2001 Cleveland Home and Garden Show, which was donated in 2001 to Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus Department of Plant Science and is now used as a teaching tool. He was an avid musician, playing acoustical guitar and performed at numerous venues.
Survivors include his brothers Ray Clayton of Rhode Island and Charles Carter of Illinois; a sister, Kathryn Godette of Oberlin; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Faith Nadine Adams (nee Fields) and Cephas N. Clayton. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Monte Clayton Memorial at any Lorain National Bank branch.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, October 6, 2006.

Ray Fields Clayton -- In Loving Memory
Retired Photograph Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
Ray Fields Clayton, 69, of North Kingstown died Sunday, December 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband and soulmate of Marlene (Goldstein) Clayton.
Born in Oberlin, Ohio , [where he graduated from OHS in 1960] he was the son of the late Faith Fields Adams and the late Ollie Pat Carter.
Ray was a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard three ships from 1961 to 1966.
An avid musician, he was under contract in California with Columbia Records in the late '60s.
In 1976, he relocated to Rhode Island and joined Southern Rhode Island Newspapers as a photographer. During his career he was the winner of many photography awards including being chosen Photographer of the Year for six consecutive years by the R.I. Press Association and All New England Photographer of the Year by the New England Press Association in 1999.
He retired in 2008 after 32 years of taking many memorable photos of generations of South County families and events.
In addition to being an active, caring member of the South County community, Ray was also a faithful blood donor and a generous, charitable man. For several years he participated in the Big Brother program. He enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to classical music, being creative with his computer and was a voracious reader.
He was the proud father of Prudence (Rich) Christina of Westerly, Kevin and Eric Moran of New York and stepfather of Jennifer (Goldstein) Parson of Massachusetts and Jonathan Goldstein of North Carolina. He was Papa Ray to 9 grandchildren.
Ray was the brother of Charles Carter, Monte Clayton [OHS '70] (deceased) and Marvel Gaudette. His is also survived by his former wife Pamela Coulahan of Westerly.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a future time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the North Kingstown Food Pantry, 525 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, R.I. 02852.
The Standard-Times, North Kingston, R.I., Thursday, December 29, 2011, p. 5B.

Award-winning photographer Ray Clayton dies at 69
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ray Clayton, 69, an icon in the world of local news photography who mentored and inspired a generation of youngsters in the newspaper business, has died.
Clayton, who retired in 2008 after 32 years with Southern Rhode Island Newspapers – only to return almost immediately as a regular freelance contributor — lost a brief battle with lung cancer just after midnight on Christmas Day.
He was uniformly known as someone who didn’t dispassionately snap photos and run but, rather, was deeply committed to his community and those who live here. He was also widely described as one of the nicest guys you could find anywhere.
A shockwave went through town where very few realized Ray was ill.
Bill Pennoyer, a former North Kingstown School Committee member and longtime Republican Party activist, was among those taken by surprise.
“I’ve always been struck by his photographs. He was present at every major event in town; people could always depend on his being present. Even when he retired, his byline appeared week after week.
“One of my favorite ones that I still have is of [former Town Council President] Frank Cain shaking hands with Mel Benson during one of the parades. Frank used to stand near the Beach Rose Café for every parade; Ray got a wonderful picture of them.”
Pennoyer and Clayton shared status as veterans of the Vietnam War. While in the Navy, Clayton was stationed about the USS Wasp in the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis; the ship was dispatched to Guantanamo Bay as part of the blockade. Pennoyer has been active with veterans’ groups and patriotic events, including the town’s parades, which he organizes.
“Ray had a tremendous influence on covering the American Legion, the VFW and the parades,” he said.
Benson, long involved in state and local office, remembered him as a consummate professional who personally kept her on her toes.
“He took his pictures and nobody influenced him. He was a master; you never knew what shot he was going to use. You’d see Ray and say, ‘I’d better get straightened up; he’s taking pictures.’”
Town Councilman Chuck Brennan, retired captain of the North Kingstown Police Department, was among those hit hard by the news.
“I knew him for 20 years,” he said. “It’s a great loss for North Kingstown. I have been photographed by him on the police department, at parades. He would always go about his job very professionally; he’d be photographing you and you never knew he was there. He was very friendly, unassuming; a great guy.”
An Ohio native who was one of three children, Clayton became a professional musician and, in the late ‘60s, signed with Columbia Records. He moved to Rhode Island in 1976, a year after witnessing the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore. “It happened so quickly,” he would say later. “I don’t think anyone got any good photographs of what happened. All of mine were a blur. It was all so fast.”
Clayton was hired as a photographer by Southern Rhode Island Newspapers for whom he won an amazing 25 awards including being named New England Photographer of the Year in 1999 by the New England Press Association.
He was also selected as Photographer of the Year six times by the Rhode Island Press Association.
Rudi Hempe, retired Standard-Times editor, recalled hiring Clayton and Dan Dunn at virtually the same time.
“I hired Ray and I hired Dunn one day apart. I advertised for two photographers and [applicants] were lined up down the hall. By the time I got to Ray I’d seen so many damn portfolios full of pictures of fire hydrants; he was nearly the last person I saw. He was refreshing. He had a portfolio of people, not artsy-fartsy stuff. He impressed me tremendously. He was there till I retired; we worked together nearly 30 years.
“We joined together on countless assignments. I would suggest some picture and he would do his own thing. It was a very close and cooperative collaboration; he always came up with something that was really meaningful. Ray had a way of making people relax. He was very reliable; I never had to worry.”
Clayton, he added, often saved the day.
“If something got screwed up because [an event] wasn’t assigned, he’d go take care of it. People in North Kingstown loved to see him come through the door.”
Mary Murphy, a photographer for the Providence Journal, recalled working with Clayton at the Standard from 1978-81.
“When I started, it was Ray and Danny Dunn. I was a woman coming into a male territory and Ray was very welcoming. I learned a lot from him. He was a really thoughtful, considerate person; quiet and talented.”
Jonathan Gibbs, former editor of the East Greenwich Pendulum, met Clayton through the job but they quickly became fast friends.
“From the beginning we got along; he would always submit the best photos.”
When he first went to East Greenwich, Gibbs recalled, Clayton was the victim of racial prejudice — something the paper tackled in print — after the police were called when Clayton, a black man, was spotted along the road, taking photographs. Years later, he said, the two of them discussed rap music and use of the “n” word.
“He was pretty sensitive; he didn’t like it. People of his era didn’t go through fire hoses and barking dogs only to go through it again.”
As they grew closer, the pair spent time together, Thursday afternoons after deadlines. “He put people at ease,” Gibbs reflected. “He was a ghost” becoming invisible in the background. However, he added, Clayton “didn’t suffer fools. One of the funniest things I ever saw [involved] a new, eager reporter who took 26 rolls of film of Navy Day. I told him not to.”
The reporter wound up going on a pub crawl with a group of sailors, getting falling-down drunk and scattering film everywhere. Clayton arrived, glared at the young man lying on the floor and called him an unprintable name. “Give me two rolls,” he demanded, over the youth’s protests that some of them might be blurry.
“He was fiercely loyal, honorable and true to himself,” Gibbs said of Clayton. “He was able to do that next right thing. His death is just a reminder to stand up and take note of that. He had this thick skin but underneath was a soft, gentle soul. He was really supportive, didn’t say stuff that was empty or shallow.”
As a surprise gift, Clayton photographed Gibbs’ wedding and later became godfather of his first son, Nathan.
“I’m really glad that we always said we loved each other when we hung up [after phone calls.]. I loved him like a brother, more than my real brother. I feel like I’ve lost a male soulmate”
Standard-Times Editor Paul J. Spetrini had a relatively brief but intense relationship with Clayton.
“I never worked with Ray that closely until a year after joining the company [in sports]. One of the first assignments we ever worked together, we were covering East Greenwich football and he took a bunch of photos and gave me three to choose from. I didn’t like any of the three so I decided to go with something else. He and I got into a screaming match because he was the wily veteran and I was the newcomer. He told me in no uncertain terms that I had no idea what I was talking about.
It always struck me: This guy was six months away from retirement and he had no reason to care but he still cared enough to fight for his photo because he knew it was the best one. It showed me that people who care are rare to find and, when you do, you don’t forget them. In the time since I’ve worked him as a freelancer, I always knew what I was getting. If he went somewhere, he was going to provide what he knew were the best photos.
“There aren’t many people like that anymore.”
Clayton is survived by his wife, Marlene, the Standard-Times’ office manager. He was the father of three, stepfather of two and grandfather of nine. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a future time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to the North Kingstown Food Pantry, 525 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown RI, 02852.
Martha Smith is an award-winning journalist and author. Retired, she is an independent contractor for SRIN and can be reached at When working together, she and Ray Clayton called themselves the Old Geezers Team.

The Standard-Times, North Kingstown, R.I., Friday, December 30, 2011.

Appendicitis Fatal to Promising Youth
Clarence Cliff Dies at Hospital at Lorain on Wednesday
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cliff of South Park street were shocked last week by the death of their son Clarence, which occurred at St. Joseph’s hospital in Lorain Wednesday evening. On the previous Sunday he had been operated upon for appendicitis and no doubt of his recovery was felt until Wednesday, when he grew suddenly worse, the case developing into meningitis which terminated fatally at 10 o’clock that evening.
Clarence was sixteen years old in January, and was a freshman in high school. He was a member of the Oberlin Boys’ band, in which he played the tuba, displaying considerable ability for one of his age. The lad was also greatly interested in wireless telegraphy, in which he had become quite proficient. Besides his father and mother Clarence is survived by a younger sister, Lucile. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff have the sympathy of their friends in their great affliction.
Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the Sacred Heart church and were largely attended, the Boys’ band attending in a body. Burial was made in Elyria.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, May 26, 1915, p. 1.

Beulah Agnes Clifton
Beulah Agnes Clifton, 95, died Aug. 9, following a long illness.
She had been a resident of the Traymore Nursing Home in Dallas, Texas, since September.
Born in Avon, she [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1916,] attended Oberlin Business College for one year and moved [back] to Oberlin in 1923. She worked for Elyria Savings and Trust Bank for 42 years before retiring in March 1963.
She had lived at the Firelands Retirement Center for more than 20 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin for 66 years.
She is survived by cousins, great nieces and nephews and their children.
Services will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. The family suggests memorial contribution may be made to the church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 28, 1990, p. 2.

John M. Clifton

John M. Clifton died on February 26, 1947, in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 64 after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Clifton was well known in the Pacific northwest, as president of the contracting firm of Clifton and Applegate.
Born in Ohio February 4, 1883, his parents were James and Sarah Smith Clifton. After graduation from Oberlin [High School in 1900 and Oberlin College in 1905] Mr. Clifton went to Montana where he married Nora Toole in 1908. In 1909 he and V. J. Applegate formed the firm of Clifton and Applegate in Anaconda. Headquarters of the firm was moved to Spokane in 1913.
Mr. Clifton was a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, a director of St. Luke’s hospital and the First National Bank in Spokane, a past president of the Rotary club, and a member of the Knights Templars and Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, Masonic orders. He was a member of the Spokane club, the Inland Empire Early Birds Breakfast club, the Associated Engineers of Spokane and the Spokane County Good Roads association. He was a charter member, director and past president of the Spokane chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and a director of the national organization.
He is survived by Mrs. Clifton; three daughters, Mrs. John Gogins of Portland, Mrs. Jack Rimel, Missoula, and Mrs. Fred Rosslow of Spokane; and two sons, John M. Clifton, Jr., and Kelly.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, March 1947, p. 17.

Mrs. George Close Dies In California
Life Long Oberlin Resident Had Gone to Winter In Los Angeles
Mrs. Alice Henderson Close, 49, who left Oberlin the latter part of December to spend the winter with her brother Elmer in Los Angeles, California, died in Los Angeles Saturday morning. Death was caused by a heart attack.
William Close, elder son of Mrs. Close, had just returned from Los Angeles, where he had been called by his mother’s illness, and was in Oberlin for the week-end before returning to Syracuse University when the word of his mother’s death came.
Mrs. Close had lived in Oberlin all her life and was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1910 and from] Oberlin College in 1915. She was the wife of the late George Close, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1928. Mr. Close had been for 15 years a teacher in the Oberlin School of Commerce, which was founded by Mrs. Close’s father, J. T. Henderson.
Mrs. Close had lived for many years with her mother, Mrs. J. T. Henderson, whose death occurred last fall.
Funeral In Oberlin Friday
Mrs. Close is survived by two sons, William, a junior in Syracuse University, and James, age 13; three brothers, Elmer Henderson of Los Angeles; Harold Henderson of St. Paul, Minnesota; Herbert Henderson of Evansville, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held in Oberlin on Friday. The hour and place will be announced in The News-Tribune of Thursday.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Monday, February 16, 1942, p. 1.

William Raymond Close
William Raymond Close of Rocky River, formerly of Oberlin, died suddenly on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Fairview General Hospital. He was 86.
Born Oct. 11, 1920, in Oberlin, he lived most of his life in Oberlin until moving to Rocky River. He [graduated from OHS in 1938 and] served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked as a publisher representative for AAA for 25 years. He retired in the mid-1980s, then started his own magazine called “This Week in Cleveland.”
He was a member of First Church of Oberlin UCC and the Lakewood Congregational Church. He was also a Kiwanis Club member in Bay Village and in Cleveland.
He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 37 years. He enjoyed golfing.
Mr. Close is survived by his wife, Jean; sons Robert Close of Avon Lake and Richard Close of Concord Township; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy; parents, George and Alice Close; and brother, James Close.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton Blvd., in Lakewood. Private family burial will be at Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 17, 2004, p. 2.
Bill Close, proud AA member, began entertainment guides
By Alana Baranick
Rocky River - Bill Close, who died Thursday at age 86, charmed advertisers for the AAA Ohio Motorists Association magazine and recovering alcoholics with AA.The former Oberlin resident, who had pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, was pronounced dead at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland after becoming ill at his home in Rocky River.
He lived most of his life in Oberlin with his first wife, Nancy, an executive secretary for the Oberlin Historical Society. She died in 1998. In 2001, he moved to Rocky River with his second wife, the former Jean Ensley.
Close retired in 1985 after 24 years as advertising manager for Ohio Motorist Magazine. He belonged to Alcoholics Anonymous for 37 years.
"He was probably one of the best salesmen in Cleveland," said an AA member who also knew Close professionally. "He helped everybody. He was a godsend to the God-given fellowship [AA]."
For most of the years from the 1950s until a few months ago, Close published a weekly guide to Cleveland-area entertainment and restaurants, which was distributed at local hotels and motels.
The guide he initially put together as a franchise operation was called "Where." It told visitors where to go, what to do and when. After giving up "Where," he started his own entertainment magazine called "This Week in Cleveland."
The Oberlin native graduated from Oberlin High School and Syracuse University.
During World War II, Close served in the Navy as commander of a landing craft at Omaha Beach, his family said. Years later, he published a memoir and gave talks at libraries about his wartime experiences.
Close belonged to Congregational churches in Oberlin and Lakewood. He was a member of Downtown Kiwanis, a past chairman of the Central YMCA's board of directors and an emeritus member of the Oberlin Golf Club.
He was most proud of his sobriety and membership in AA.
"He never completely agreed with the anonymous part," his son Bob said. "He wanted to show people how effective it was for him."
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, April 18, 2007, p. B5.

Richard O. "Dick" CloudtRichard O. 'Dick' Cloudt
Richard O. "Dick" Cloudt, 61, of Boise, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 16, 1941, in Oberlin, Ohio. He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1960, and entered the U.S. Army in 1961, returning in 1964. In 1968 he and his wife, Anne, came to Boise for a two-week vacation. After returning to Ohio, they realized Boise offered unique opportunities for raising a family, and on June 1, 1969, they arrived back in Boise with their children to establish their new home. Dick was an avid skydiver, hunter, and fisherman. His son, Stephen Cloudt, wife, Tawny, grandchildren, Curtis-Lake Sky and Gemze Eden, of Boise; and his daughter, Diane Cloudt of Kuna, survive him. He is also survived by his sister, Kay Diederick of Oberlin, Ohio; and brothers, Tom Cloudt of Wellington, Ohio, and Gary Cloudt of Oberlin, Ohio. Also surviving him are many nieces and nephews. His father and mother, Jack and Ruby Cloudt, preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity in Dick's name. His remains will be scattered by his daughter, his son, and his fellow skydivers above Snake River Skydiving drop zone, 4005 N. Can-Ada Road, Star, Idaho, at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22. A celebration of his life will follow immediately afterward at the drop zone. Arrangements are by Aclesa Cremation and Burial, Boise.
The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Sunday, March 16, 2003.

John A. Clouser
John A. “Jack” Clouser, 55, of South Amherst, son of Bertha Clouser of Oberlin, died May 17 in Allen Memorial Hospital.
Born in 1937 in Shamokin, Pa., he was raised in Oberlin and had lived in South Amherst for 26 years.
A 1955 [member class of 1956] graduate of Oberlin High School, he had been a chef at the former Wishbone Restaurant and served as chef and food service manager at the Oberlin Inn for 18 years. Since 1986 he had been a salesman for the D & S Appliance Co.
Mr. Clouser was a member and past president of the Oberlin Exchange Club. He enjoyed cooking and traveling.
Other survivors include his wife of 32 years, Carolyn A. (nee Summers); a son, Scott A. Clouser of Carlisle Twp.; a daughter, Connie S. Ruth of Henrietta Twp.; four grandchildren; a brother, Gene Clouser of Elyria; and a stepsister, Peggy Fields of Smyrna, Tenn.
Services were May 20 in the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, with the Rev. Arthur J. Wiegand Jr., pastor of the First United Congregational Church in South Amherst, officiating.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 26, 1992, p. 2.