Death Follows Long Illness At Home Here
Mrs. Bertha B. Higginbotham, wife of Rev. T. M. Higginbotham, passed away Thursday evening at her home, 203 North Pleasant street, after a lingering illness. She was confined to her bed four months.
Bertha A. Bonnell was born on a farm north of Oberlin on November 14, 1870, daughter of J. B. and Fanniza Bonnell. She spent her youth in Oberlin attending both public and high school—graduating from high school with the class of 1890. For a few years after her graduation she made her home with an uncle, Alfred Gillett. She received an appointment to teach under the American Missionary Association at Moorhead, Miss.—an Industrial school for colored girls. She was married to T. M. Higginbotham, a student in Oberlin Theological Seminary, December 5, 1894. After her husband’s graduation from the Seminary in 1898 she spent nearly 40 years as mistress of the house, assisting her husband in the church work, especially in the ladies organizations and children and young peoples work.
Mrs. Higginbotham moved with her husband and daughter to the home on North Pleasant street when her husband retired from active service in the fall of 1936. She united with the First Church when a high school girl and was a member when she passed away. She is survived by her husband, one son, A. Leslie, professor of journalism in the University of Nevada; one daughter, Helen Bonnell, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Mary B. Tinkey of Springfield, Mass., and one granddaughter, Sara Elinor Higginbotham.
Funeral services will be held at the Sedgeman Parlors on Monday afternoon, at 2:30. Dr. J. A. Richards will officiate. Burial will be made at Westwood.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, June 16, 1939, p. 1.
David Waldron Hildner, 90, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2011. He was born on March 23, 1921, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He grew up in Washington, D.C. and Paris, Missouri and finally Oberlin, Ohio where his mother, Helen N. Hildner worked in the Oberlin College library and his grandmother was a housemother at one of the college dorms.
He graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1938] and enrolled in Oberlin College, where he majored in botany. While there he was active on the track team serving as co-captain, competed in numerous regional track events as a pole vaulter and received many medals and trophies. He was greatly influenced by his athletic coach, Dan Kinsey, who mentored him in many ways.
Following graduation in 1942, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he commanded a PT boat in the Pacific theatre. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant. After a year of working in the Texas oil fields, David returned to his home in Oberlin where he met his future wife, Barbara [Bradley], a student in the college. He and Barbara moved to Pullman, Washington, where David enrolled as a graduate student, receiving his master's degree in physical education.
After teaching for several years in a high school near Pullman and in Centralia, Washington, he decided to change his field to engineering. He, Barbara and his first born baby son David moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where his second and third children, Ann and Gregory were born. After taking additional courses, he worked as an engineer for several companies before being transferred to Kansas City. At Western Electric he worked on machine design and automation. After retirement he was employed as a consultant for Western and later with several small companies.
David was an avid family man and enjoyed many activities with his wife and children. He loved to take them camping and on ski outings and each summer vacation to the family cottage in the Northern Michigan woods of Omena. He loved to work on the cottage, cut firewood and sail his beloved sailboats. He also had for a time a motor boat for family water skiing. He and Barbara loved to travel and made a number of trips abroad and in the United States.
He enjoyed volunteering with several organizations, including serving as president of SPARK at UMKC, and various church positions.
David had a great love of music of all kinds. While in Cleveland, he took lessons to play the guitar and learned a great many folk songs, having "hootnannys" with friends in his home. After moving to Kansas City, he began to appreciate K.C.'s jazz heritage, learned to play the drums, including the bongos, and to jam with jazz groups in the area. He loved to discuss music with the area's jazz musicians. Another post-retirement activity was teaching skiing to school children at Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri, which he continued until he was 86. David was a man of strong moral values, concern for the underdog and, well before its present acceptance, engaged in energy efficiency, conservation and reuse practices.
David is survived by his wife Barbara, three children, David J. Hildner and wife Berta, Ann E. Hildner and Gregory Richard Hildner; three grandchildren, Natalia Hildner, Richard Hildner and Maya Hildner and three nephews, Jeffrey, Mark and Paul Hildner. A memorial service will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church, 4501 Walnut St., K.C., MO, on Thurs., April 21, at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Women's Committee/ David W. Hildner Jazz Scholarship at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, 5100 Rockhill Rd., or the music committee at All Souls.
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, April 17, 2011
Arthur C. Hill
Arthur C. [Carter] Hill, 55, of 1306 Middle Ave., a World War II Marine veteran, died in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Avon, Friday after an illness of five months.
He had worked as a diesel truck mechanic at Dunlap’s Garage since 1973.
Mr. Hill, who was born in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1941], lived in the Oberlin and Elyria areas all of his life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Polish Club. He was also a 25-year member of Frank S. Harmon Lodge no. 663 F and AM.
Surviving are his wife, Joy V., a son, Larry A., Williams Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Linda D., at home; his mother, Mrs. Rachel E. Hill, and a brother, Willard A. Hill, both of South Amherst. His father, Andy Hill, died in 1966.
Friends will be received in the Harold Dicken Funeral Home this evening from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where Masonic services will be conducted Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Adams and the Rev. Thomas Barson, a nephew of Mr. Hill, officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, December 1, 1979, p. B-2.
Doris Jean Hill
Doris Jean Hill, 58, of Oberlin, died March 14 at New Life St. Joseph Hospice Residential Center in Lorain after a long illness.
Born in New Haven, Mich., she had lived in Berea and in Lorain County for many years [and was a 1958 graduate of OHS].
Mrs. Hill and her husband were evangelists and had traveled throughout the United States.
Survivors include her husband, Donald E.; daughters June Johnson of Atlanta, Lorrain Jones and Kathleen Estes, both of Walnut Grove, N.C., Sandra Johnson of Winston Salem, N.C., Dorothea Hill of Canton and Danielle Hill of Lorain; sons Michael Johnson of San Bernardino, Calif., Isaac Hill of Atlanta, Ga., Jacob Hill of Oberlin and David Hill of Avon; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Butch Perry; and a sister, Donna Jo Wilson.
Friends may call at the family residence, 204 S. Park St., Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 24, 1998, p. 2.
Mrs. George T. Hill
Graveside services were held Tuesday morning at Westwood Cemetery for Martha Adams Hill, former Oberlin resident [and 1923 graduate of Oberlin High School] who moved to Walnut Creek, California nine years ago. She died in John Muir Hospital there last Thursday. She was 76.
Rev. Philip Culbertson of Christ Church, of which Mrs. Hill was a member, officiated.
Surviving are a son, George T. Hill of Orinda, California, a brother Lewis Adams of Tampa, Florida and two grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 25, 1981, p. 2.
Martha Adams Hill died June 18, 1981, at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was born in S. Amherst, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1904, and lived on Forest St. in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1923. [She was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1927.] She married George T. Hill, a lumber salesman, in 1927 and they lived in Detroit, Youngstown, Brecksville, Ohio, and Poland, Ohio. She moved to California in 1972. She leaves a son, a brother and two grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Autumn 1981, p. 92.
John Hill dies of heart
John Whitney Hill, a fourth-generation Oberlinian, died Saturday at his home, 323 Elm, after a heart attack. He was 77.
The News-Tribune Bicentennial edition last year described him as the “most native, long time Oberlinian in town…a direct descendant of one of the earliest pioneer families to settle here. His paternal ancestry in Oberlin dates back continuously to 1837.”
He was born on May 13, 1900, in the family home built by his great-grandfather, Lyman A. Hill, at 171 East Lorain (now owned by Robert S. Thomas). He [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1919,] attended Case School of Applied Science, graduating in 1924 with a degree in metallurgy. He then worked in Lorain and Gary, Ind., steel mills for several years until returning to Oberlin.
His father, Jasper, owned J. V. Hill, Clothier, and John worked for his father until the mid-thirties when he opened his insurance business in the old Inn building, buying out the Carl Kinney agency there; his father subsequently started a real estate business in the same offices with John.
Eventually the Hills moved their businesses into the rooms presently occupied by the Automobile Club and the Hill-Hammond offices. John sold his agency to Paul Hovey and Phil Kaiser of Elyria in 1972. Bill Hammond is presently in charge of the agency.
John Hill was active in the community. He was a member of the Oberlin town council for eight years, a worker for the Boy Scouts, a director of the Oberlin Savings Bank, charter member of City Club, member of Exchange Club and of First Church. He was also active in skeet shooting and was a member of the National Skeet Shooting Association.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; a son, Richard, New York City; daughter, Rachel (Mrs. R. Kent) Murmann, Columbia, Mo.; sister, Celia (Mrs. Frank) Huggins, Frogmore, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 15, 1977, p. 7.
Thompson (Sherwood) Hill
Mary Sherwood Hill died
In 1922 she married Norman L. Hill ’17. Four years later they moved to
She leaves daughters Betsy Youngblood ’47 and Virginia LaMay and eight grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, the former Ada Simpson ’14 and her brother, Emery ’12.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Richard Ralston Hill
Richard Ralston Hill, 69, of New York City, former Oberlin resident, was pronounced dead on arrival Oct. 19 at St. Vincent Hospital in New York City.
Born in Cleveland, he grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1945. He then attended the University of Missouri and graduated fro Oberlin College in 1950.
From 1951 to 1952, he attended the American Theater Wing School in New York City.
During a winter season of week to week musical stock in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1953, he joined the Actors Equity Association. He had been an actor and singer since then, specializing in character roles and comedy.
He played Charles Thomson in the play and movie “1776.” He also appeared in “Valmouth!,” “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater,” and “The Beggar’s Opera.” He performed in the world premiere of the Deems Taylor opera, “The Dragon.”
Mr. Hill toured with Frances Langford’s night club act, Martyn Green’s Gilbert and Sullivan Co., the National Reparatory Theater to re-open Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., and the Virginia City Players of Montana. He also acted in stock and dinner theaters throughout the country.
Survivors include his brother-in-law R. Kent Murmann of Columbia, Mo., a niece, Susan K. Fox, of Columbia, Mo., nephew Stephen Murmann of Illinois, and a cousin, Robert Streiner of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Hill and Florence Ralston Hill; and a sister, Rachel, Murmann.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Westwood Cemetery.
The Cowling Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 29, 1996, p. 3.
William C. Hill Jr.
Born Dec. 21, 1966, in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1986. He worked as a landscaper and in construction.
He enjoyed music and spending time with his family, especially playing basketball with his nephews. He enjoyed wildlife and watching nature programs.
He provided others with life through his death as an organ donor.
Mr. Hill is survived by his father, William C. Hill Sr. of Hanford, Calif.; mother, Marva L. Kolb of Bedford, Ohio; sisters Rhonda Locklear Lewis of Oberlin, Robin Hill and Rosylnn Hill, both of Bedford, and Racchi Hill of Cleveland; and stepbrothers Danny Daniels, Derrill Daniels, Edward Daniels, and Tracy Daniels; and nine nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carl John Daniels.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., the Rev. Lester Allen III, pastor of the Alliance Church of Oberlin, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, 1023 15th St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.D. 20005; or to the National Center for Victims of Violent Crime, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 480, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Photograph: William C. Hill Jr.
Eleanor W. Hiller, Burbank activist, dies
By Al Friedenthal, Managing Editor
Eleanor W[oodruff] Hiller, 86, a former Burbank Woman of the Year and 10-year member of the California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole, died Sunday at her home in Burbank.
Born in Akron, Ohio, [a 1924 graduate of OHS,] and a graduate of that state’s Antioch College, Mrs. Hiller came to Burbank with her husband, Robert E. Hiller, after his work was completed on the Boulder (renamed Hoover) Dam in 1938.
La Providencia Guild of Los Angeles Childrens Hospital was founded in her living room in 1947.
Mrs. Hiller’s daughter, Catherine Sullivan, said no matter how many activities her mother was involved with, she was always there when her children came home from school. “She taught her children the importance of being active in the community,” Sullivan continued.
The family moved to a home on Bel Aire Drive in 1942, and Robert E. Hiller continues to reside there.
The Hillers were the first family to sponsor an American Field Service student for Burbank High. The student, from Turkey, stayed with the Hillers during the 1956-’57 school year and the family continues close contact with the woman, despite the great distance between the two nations.
Mrs. Hiller was chairman of the California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole, a body in which she served from 1967-’77; a member of the Los Angeles County Probation Committee, 1963; the county Advisory Committee on Public Assistance, 1952-’67; county District Attorney’s Citizens Advisory Committee, 1963; Big Sister League, which helped girls in trouble with the law, 1960-1967; Burbank Family Service Agency, 1963-’67; Neighborhood Youth Association, 1963-’67.
She served on the White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1960; delegate and chairman for the Los Angeles County Grand Jury, 1962; Gov. Goodwin Knight’s Advisory Committee on Children and Youth, 1955-’56; Burbank Police Commission, 1953-’61, of which she served as chairman, vice chairman and secretary; chairman, California Community Councils; Los Angeles, 1954-’55; president, Los Angeles County Federation of Community Coordinating Councils, 1952-’54; Atty. Gen. Edmund G. Brown’s Advisory Commission on Crime Prevention, 1957-’58; First District, California Congress of PTA, 1944-’62.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank.
Mrs. Hiller also received the 1961 Hourglass Award from the Assistance League of Southern California and was listed in “Who’s Who of American Women” and was Burbank’s Woman of the Year in 1954.
Mrs. Hiller died in the arms of her husband of 62 years.
Burial will be private, but there will be a memorial service organized in Mrs. Hiller’s memory by her family in the spring, Sullivan said.
In addition to her husband and daughter, Catherine Sullivan, she is survived by daughters Lesley Menninger and Elizabeth Brinkworth, and seven grandchildren.
The Burbank Leader, Burbank, Calif., Wednesday, December 30, 1992, p. A-2.
Eleanor W. Hiller; Corrections Activist
By Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
Eleanor W. Hiller, who dedicated more than 20 years to probation and corrections issues, which included leading the state board that handled women’s parole terms, has died at her Burbank home. She was 86.
During her 10 years as chairwoman of the California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole, Mrs. Hiller called for the hiring of more parole and probation officers, in addition to assistance from community groups, to help imprisoned women adjust to society after their release.
“I believe in caring about people,” Mrs. Hiller said in a 1971 Times interview. “We each have a stake in our community, and we must care what happens to those who are in it. A person who gets into trouble goes out of the community to prison and comes back to it from prison.”
She died Sunday of complications of chronic bronchitis, said her daughter, Catherine Sullivan of Lancaster.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Hiller earned a bachelor’s degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In 1930, she married Robert E. Hiller, who worked on Boulder Dam, now called Hoover Dam, before the couple settled in Burbank in 1938.
Mrs. Hiller’s work involving penal issues began when she served on the Burbank Police Commission from 1953 to 1961. During the mid-1950s, she was on Gov. Goodwin J. Knight’s Advisory Committee for Children and Youth in addition to Atty. Gen. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown’s Advisory Committee on Crime Prevention.
She later served as a delegate and local chairwoman of the White House Conference on Children and Youth and as a member of the Neighborhood Youth Assn., Burbank Family Service and the Big Sister League.
A member of the Los Angeles County grand jury in 1962, Mrs. Hiller served on the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Citizens Advisory Committee and was appointed to the Los Angeles County Probation Committee the following year. Appointed by Gov. Ronald Reagan, she served as chairwoman of the California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole from 1967 to 1977.
Mrs. Hiller was a longtime PTA activist and served as president of both the Los Angeles County Federation of Community Coordinating Councils and the California Community Councils in the early and mid-1950s. Named Burbank’s Woman of the Year in 1954, she was also a charter member of La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
In addition to her daughter, Catherine, Mrs. Hiller is survived by her husband of 62 years; daughters Lesley Menninger of Iowa City, Iowa, and Elizabeth Brinkworth of Golden, Colo.; brother John R. Woodruff of Claremont, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be private and her ashes will be scattered at sea. The Telophase Cremation Society in Garden Grove is handling the arrangements. Donations can be made in Mrs. Hiller’s name to the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90054-0700.
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif., Friday, January 1, 1993, p. 5.
Evelyn Hallauer Hinchman, 69, of Anderson, Ind., died Friday at her home after a short illness.
Born in Oberlin, she was a resident of Anderson for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Sally Fridrich of Cleveland; a son, Russell Lyman of Greensburg, Pa.; her mother, Mrs. Belva Hallauer of Oberlin; a brother, Wade Hallauer of Oberlin; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert, in 1968.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Robert Loose Funeral Home in Anderson. Burial was at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Ind.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 6, 1987, p. 2.
Memorial services were held Saturday morning at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Natalie Hinderas [nee Natalie Leota Henderson], concert pianist, who died of cancer on July 22 at her home in Elkins Park, Pa. She was 60 and had been ill a short time.
She was born and grew up in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1943]. A child prodigy, she performed her first full length recital at the age of 8 and at 12 performed the Grieg Concerto with the Cleveland Women’s Symphony.
She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1946 and went on to study with Olga Samaroff at the Juilliard School and later with Edward Steuermann at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music.
A winner of many prizes and awards, Ms. Hinderas performed with major symphonies in the United States and was a recipient of the John Hay Whitney, Julius Rosenwald and Martha Baird Rockefeller scholarships and fellowships. On two occasions, she was selected by the State Department to tour as an American cultural ambassador. She made several recordings, including a record of piano music by black American composers.
She made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in 1973, playing the Schumann piano concerto under Louis Lane’s baton. She was scheduled to appear with the orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi in subscription concerts next January. Her last public concert was a recital on May 3 in a Philadelphia synagogue.
In addition to a full concert schedule, she was professor of music at Temple University and served on panels of the National Endowment for the Arts. She received the honorary Doctor of Music degree from Swarthmore College and was elected a trustee of Oberlin College in 1973.
She is survived by her husband, Lionel Monagas, daughter, Michele, and mother, Leota Palmer, all of Elkins Park.
A memorial service will be held tonight at 7:30 at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Pa.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Brady Cancer Institute at Hahnemann Hospital, Department of Radiology and Oncology, Broad & Vine Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 or to the Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce St., Development Office, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.
Temple University College of Music is establishing a Natalie Hinderas Memorial Center in which the sights and sounds of Natalie Hinderas will be available to the public. Anyone with photos, video or audio tapes, letters or other memorabilia are asked to send them, or donations of money, to Helen Laird, Temple University, College of Music, 13th & Norris Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 30, 1987, p. 2.
Natalie Hinderas, World-Renowned Pianist
Natalie Hinderas ’46 (Natalie Henderson Monagas), internationally acclaimed pianist and champion of black performers and composers, died of cancer July 22, 1987, at her home in the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park. She was 60 years old. [She was a 1943 graduate of OHS and a 1946 graduate of Oberlin College.]
Hinderas was born in Oberlin and grew up in a musical atmosphere; her father was a jazz musician and her mother was a pianist, composer, and teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Music. At age 8 she performed her first full-length recital; she entered the conservatory and performed the Grieg Concerto with the Cleveland Women’s Symphony at the age of 12. After graduation at age 18 she studied with Olga Samaroff at the Julliard School of Music and later with Edward Steuermann at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music.
“Natalie Hinderas was a precocious child of 14 when I first met her in Oberlin,” says Professor of Pianoforte Frances Walker ’45. “I especially remember her fluent, sensitive chamber music performance on the student recitals in Warner Concert Hall… It is tragic that Natalie was truck down at the height of her brilliant career.”
In 1951 Hinderas made her New York debut at Town Hall and soon after signed a contract to perform regular radio recitals on the NBC television network. She was selected in 1960 by the U.S. State Department to tour Poland, Yugoslavia, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines as an American specialist and the following year was invited by the American Society for African Culture to appear at the opening of the Cultural Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
With her 1971 Philadelphia Orchestra debut, Hinderas became one of the first black women to perform as a soloist with a major symphony orchestra. During her career she was invited to perform with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the United States.
A pioneer in the performance of music by black composers, Hinderas discovered significant music by black artists while researching lesser-known composers. She performed music by George Walker, Nathaniel Dett, William Grant Still, and Stephen Chamber at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in recitals across the United States. Her record “Natalie Hinderas Plays Music by Black Composers” received wide critical acclaim and in 1971 was awarded the Saturday Review Award. She toured colleges in the 1960s and 1970s, presenting performances and lectures on the black musical heritage of the United States and the influence of Afro-American music on classical music forms.
In addition to maintaining her concert schedule, Hinderas had been professor of music at Temple University since 1968 and a member of various panels of the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition she was a member of the Philadelphia Arts Alliance, the National Board of the Afro-American Musicians Organizations of America, and the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Urban League, among other organizations. She received many awards, including the Martha Baird Rockefeller Scholarship, the John A. Whitney Award, and an honorary doctor of music degree from Swarthmore College. She was an Oberlin trustee from 1974 to 1979.
Hinderas is survived by her husband, Lionel Monagas; her mother; and her daughter.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1987, p. 47.
Columnist Dies [Flora (Ward) Hineline]
Toledo, Ohio (AP)—Flora Ward Hineline, former Toledo Blade and Times columnist, died in suburban Ottawa Hills Thursday. [She was an 1896 graduate of OHS.]
The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio, Friday, August 17, 1962, p. 2.
Elizabeth L. Hitchcock, Lewisburg resident
Elizabeth L. Hitchcock, 100, a resident of RiverWoods, Lewisburg, for three years, and formerly of 200 N. Third St., died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, in the nursing home. She was born Aug. 3, 1903, in Cherryfield, Maine, a daughter of the late Sperry H. and Vera Caroline (Locke) Nash.
Her husband, Ralph Nielsen Hitchcock, died in 1984 after 55 years of marriage. The couple met in college.
Mrs. Hitchcock graduated [from OHS in 1921 and] in 1936 from Oberlin College.
She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg.
She was also a member of the Lewisburg Civic Club and the Packwood House Museum. She supported the museum since its inception and trained tour guides.
Mrs. Hitchcock enjoyed traveling, staying at a retreat in Pond Island, Maine, painting, and studying the settlement of Lewisburg. She was active in civic affairs. She also enjoyed writing about architecture and was proud of her Federal style home.
She is survived by one grandson, Charles of Westerville, Ohio; two granddaughters, including Lisa Chickor of Accord, N.Y.; one nephew, John Locke of New York City and Cambridge, England; and one great-niece, Elizabeth Locke of Stratford, Conn.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Edward; and a son, Charles of Westerville, Ohio.
Services will be held in the new year and will be announced later by the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St., Lewisburg, Pa. 17837.
Arrangements are by the Gary H. Cronrath Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Lewisburg Daily Journal, Milton, Penn., December 25, 2003.
Marion D. Hitchcock
Co-owned Grafton dairy
Marion D. Hitchcock (nee Drake), 94, of Avon Lake died Friday at the Avon Oaks Nursing Home after a long illness. [She was a 1918 graduate of OHS.]
She was born in Bay Village and had lived in Grafton before retiring to Avon Lake in 1974. She moved to the Avon Oaks Nursing Home six years ago.
Mrs. Hitchcock was a homemaker. She and here husband, Nelson G. Hitchcock, owned Hitchcock Dairy in Grafton.
She was a member of Lakeshore United Methodist Church in Avon Lake and the LaGrange Lyndon Chapter 361 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed vacationing in Hot Springs, Ark., during the past 15 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Marion Lisle of Avon Lake and Mrs. James (Ruth) Beshire of Medina; nine grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, George Drake; two sisters, Floss and Margery; and a daughter, Jane Hitchcock Harris.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Burmeister-Busch Family Chapel, Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake. Friends also may call at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lakeshore United Methodist Church, 33119 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, until the time of services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Meredith D. Coleman will officiate.
Burial will be in Nesbett Cemetery, Grafton.
Glenn L. [Irvin] Hobbs, 74, of Oberlin, died June 21 at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Born in Oberlin, Mr. Hobbs was a lifetime resident, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1942.
During World War II, he served in the Army. He was in the Fifth Armored Division at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes and the Rhineland.
For many years, he was a self-employed contractor and was in charge of the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home in 1969. He also manufactured ICA Spring Stretchers for works of fine art.
Mr. Hobbs was vice president of the ad hoc committee that built the Oberlin Police Facility.
He was a member of the First Church in Oberlin.
He was also a member of the Board of Electrical Examiners and the Housing Renewal Commission and was chairman of the Sesqui Centennial Museum Committee in Oberlin.
Mr. Hobbs was a trustee of the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization and a member and past president of the Oberlin Exchange Club. In 1993 Mr. Hobbs was the Oberlin News-Tribune’s Oberlinian of the Year and in 1999 the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow.
He was a member of the Oberlin Athletic Boosters. Earlier, he had been involved in Boy Scouts and youth baseball.
He enjoyed golf, walking, biking and camping.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lillian D.; a son, Terry Hobbs of Oberlin; a daughter, Sandra Reno of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Emily Hobbs; and sisters Gertrude Kilpartick, Dorothy Bures, and Mary Joy.
A memorial service was held June 27 at the First Church in Oberlin with the Rev. Barney Kitchen, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, 73 S. Professor St., Oberlin; or to the Glenn Hobbs/Oberlin Exchange Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 125, Oberlin 44074.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 29, 1999, p. 2.
Lillian D. Hobbs
Oberlin — Lillian D. Hobbs (nee Dudley), 86, of Oberlin, died March 3, 2010 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria.
She was born October 5, 1923 in Cleveland, OH and has been a resident of Oberlin most of her life. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1942 and attended Bowling Green State University. She was a music teacher for several years at Bank and Public School in Saltville, VA and was then employed for 22 years in the office of the Oberlin College Food Service. She also studied percussion, which she taught to students, was waterfront director of On The Waterfront At Interlochen, Interlochen, MI. and was also a counselor at Oberlin Country Day Camp for thirteen years. She and her husband manufactured the ICA Spring Stretcher for fine works of art.
She was a member of First Church In Oberlin and the Nineteenth Century Club. She was also a member and past president of Oberlin Woman's Club and Oberlin Senior Forum. Other interests included golf, walking, biking and camping.
Lillian is survived by a son Terry G. (Karen) Hobbs [OHS ‘65] of Oberlin; son-in-law Robert C. Reno [OHS ‘65] of Lancaster, OH; grandchildren Jeff [OHS ‘94] and Kevin Hobbs [OHS ‘97] and Katie Reno; great grandchildren Glenn and Arthur Hobbs and a brother Durand Dudley [OHS ‘44].
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Glenn I. Hobbs [OHS ‘42] in 1999, daughter Sandy H. Reno [OHS ‘68] in 2007 and parents George and Corinne [OHS ‘14] Dudley.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at First Church in Oberlin, Main and Lorain Streets, Oberlin, OH. Reverend Beth McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery , Oberlin. Memorial contributions may be made to Oberlin Heritage Center, P.O. Box 0455, Oberlin, OH 44074 or Oberlin Exchange Club, Glen Hobbs Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 125 Oberlin, OH 44074.
Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria is in charge of arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, March 06, 2010.
Nessie Lucile Hobbs
Miss Nessie Lucile Hobbs, former Oberlin resident, died Oct. 25 at her home in Oakland, Calif. A retired teacher, she was the daughter of Dayton and Gertrude Hobbs, who at one time managed the old Oberlin Inn. [She graduated from OHS in 1911.]
The ashes were buried yesterday in the Hobbs family plot in South Pittsfield Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 3, 1977, p. 19.
Nessie L. Hobbs died Oct. 25 at Prather Methodist Home, Alameda, Calif.
Born in Oberlin, July 15, 1892, she was the daughter of W. Dayton and Gertrude Hobbs who owned and operated Hobbs Restaurant for many years and later managed the old Oberlin Inn. The restaurant, a familiar place to Oberlin Students in the early 1900s, was immortalized in John Prindle Scott’s song (“Way Out in Old Ohio”), “my roommate and I are going down to Mister Hobbs’ to have a piece of pie.”
A [1916 graduate of Oberlin College and a] physical education teacher for 37 years, Miss Hobbs was an instructor at Oberlin 1918-20 and 1923-25. She also taught at Western Reserve College for Women and at high schools in Seattle, Wash., and Riverside, Calif., before joining the teaching staff at Roosevelt High School in Oakland, Calif., in 1925. She continued to teach at Roosevelt until her retirement in 1953. During a leave of absence in 1930-31, she earned the M.A. from Columbia.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, January/February 1978, p. 35.
David Charles Hobill
Oberlin — David Charles Hobill, 55 of Oberlin passed away April 10, 2010, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain after a long illness.
He was born August 4, 1954 in Oberlin. He was a graduate of Oberlin High School in 1973 . He was a mason by trade. He also worked at Mac’s Auto-Truck service in Oberlin for the last several years. David loved working on cars and enjoyed the outdoors and playing horseshoes and listening to music.
He is survived by his father William C. Hobill; mother Betty L. Hobill both of Oberlin; daughter Dawn W. Bush of Avon; son Adam B. Hobill of El Paso, Texas, 2 grandchildren and Companion Zelma Hobill Epp of Oberlin
There will be a private family graveside service at Westwood Cemetery at a later date.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
William M. Hoca, trade-school teacher
Alana Baranick, Plain Dealer Reporter
Olmsted Falls - Services for William M. Hoca, who taught at the West Side Institute of Technology and owned West Park Music, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Falls Catholic Church, 25615 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls.
The 60-year-old Olmsted Falls resident died of complications of stomach cancer Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
Hoca, a 1963 Oberlin College graduate, began teaching mathematics and physics, as well as English and electricity, to adult students at the Institute of Technology in Cleveland in 1972. He continued teaching at the trade school, known for training air conditioning and boiler engineers, until it closed four months ago.
Ron Auvil, a former student and instructor at the institute, described Hoca as a brilliant math instructor who was knowledgeable in technical areas of mechanical system design.
"He was the kind of person who could take people with a sixth-grade education and teach them calculus," Auvil said. "He came in on his own time to work with students. He felt he had a moral obligation to teach them."
Hoca was known to buy calculators, books and other learning materials for students, Auvil said.
He also was a talented musician, who played classical, jazz, polka and rock music on violin, guitar and other stringed instruments. For many years he made music with the Twilighters at weddings and other social events.
From 1973 to 1990, he owned the West Park Music store at Kamm's Corners.
Hoca was born in Ukraine, grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1959].
He taught at Garfield Heights Junior High School and the Cleveland Engineering Institute before joining the faculty at the West Side Institute of Technology.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Katherine; daughter, Michelle of Cleveland; sons, Bill of Strongsville, Steve of Olmsted Falls and Dan of Fremont, Ohio; mother, Natalia Barnaj of Bethesda, Md.; two brothers; and three sisters.
Chambers Funeral Home of Cleveland is handling arrangements.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, December 19, 2001.
Mrs. Sylvia J. Hodge
Mrs. Sylvia Jean Hodge, 46, of 172 Lincoln St., Oberlin, died Friday in Allen Memorial Hospital after an illness of one year.
She was an assembler at the Gilford Instrument Laboratories and was a member of the Book City CB Club.
Mrs. Hodge was born in Lake Village, La., and lived in Oberlin most of her life.
Surviving are sons, William Jr., Albert, both of Oberlin, Eddie, Atlanta, Ga., Mark and Jeffery, both at home; daughters, Sharon, Oberlin, Loretta, at home, Cynthia, Elyria, and Mrs. Donald (Joan) Young, Oberlin; six grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Amy Whitfield, Oberlin, and Brothers, Billy and James Whitfield, both of Elyria, Arthur Whitfield, Columbus, and Sam Whitfield, Oberlin.
Friends will be received in the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Christ Temple Church with the Rev. Laurence Nevels officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, August 11, 1979, p. B-2.
A memorial mass will be held [at] 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church for Eleanor Van Ausdale Hoeh, who died on her 81st birthday, after a long illness, in Venice, Fla.
Born in Oberlin Jan. 1, 1905, [and a 1923 graduate of Oberlin High School,] she lived here until entering nurses training at St. Vincents Charity Hospital, Cleveland, in 1924. After graduating, she was a public health nurse in Cleveland.
In 1932 she married her late husband, Albert, also of Oberlin, who worked for AT&T Long Lines Division in Cleveland. In 1936 they were transferred to Indianapolis, Ind., where they lived for 26 years.
After her husband’s death in 1960, she returned to Oberlin in 1962 to care for her parents, the late Harry and Cecilia Van Ausdale. Van Ausdale owned the Van-Kel Pharmacy at 32 South Main for many years. She was then employed as a registered nurse at Allen Hospital until retirement in 1973.
She was active in the Sacred Heart Church Altar and Rosary Society, Oberlin senior Forum and in the Senior Citizens group at the Community Center. She lived at Firelands Retirement Center, 36 South Pleasant, before moving to Florida last year.
She is survived by a son, Daniel V. Hoeh II, and grandson Daniel V. Hoeh III, both of Sarasota, Fla.; and two brothers, Robert D. Van Ausdale of Hudson, Fla., and Rolland H. Van Ausdale of Maumee.
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 9, 1985.
Melvern C. Hoff, 79, retired Amoco chemist
By Joan Giangrasse Kates
Special to the Tribune
Melvern C. Hoff, 79, of Warrenville, formerly of Naperville, a retired chemist with Amoco Chemicals, whose side interest in botany led to a lifelong passion to save prairie land, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Hoff spent much of his childhood on his grandparents’ farm where he developed a keen interest in nature and the natural sciences. He graduated [from Oberlin High School in 1939 and] with a bachelor’s degree in science from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1943, and went on to earn a PhD in chemistry from Ohio State University in 1948.
“Even as a child he showed an exceptional curiosity toward anything to do with science—especially plants and chemicals,” said his wife, Jean. “He was always outside doing something as a kid. He loved hiking and poking around in the trees.”
In 1948, Mr. Hoff was hired by Standard Oil of Indiana in Whiting to work in the chemical processing laboratory. Later, when the company became Amoco Chemicals and relocated to Naperville, he continued his work in the field of paraxylene, a chemical involving the distillation of petroleum and used in the manufacture of synthetic fabrics, such as the backing used in rugs.
With 36 years of service, Mr. Hoff retired in 1964 after being awarded 25 patents for chemical processes.
A Naperville resident from 1970 until 1982, Mr. Hoff served as the president of the West Chicago Prairie Stewardship Group from 1982 until his death. His work with the group included reclamation and restoration of local prairie land.
“He loved every minute he spent saving prairies,” said his wife. “When the group first formed, their goal seemed overwhelming, because most of the designated land was totally invaded by alien weeds and plants. They used to joke that at least there was one thing they could tackle and that was to get rid of all the trash.”
Other survivors include a son, Stephen; two daughters, Nancy Roberts and Mary Ann Herlihy; a sister, Elaine Norton; and six grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. Friday until the time of service at 7 p.m. in Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
Chicago Tribune, TribWest Edition, Chicago, Illinois, Friday, January 26, 2001, sec. 2, p. 13.
Melvern C. Hoff, 1921 - 2001
Mel Hoff, longtime volunteer steward of West Chicago Prairie, died in January at age 80. He collapsed while cross-country skiing in a forest preserve.
"I was one of the odd-jobs volunteers for him," writes Margrit Nitz. "Mel worked for Amoco Chemicals Corporation for 36 years and had a Ph.D. in chemistry and 25 patents, not to mention the tools he invented for use in the prairie.
"An avid birdwatcher, Mel was also well versed in prairie and savanna flora and fauna. He’s the only person I could call at eight in the morning with an identification question for a turtle or butterfly, who would say, ‘hold on a minute. I’ll get my books.’ He encouraged me to collect wild petunia seeds, it’s not his fault I chose a day that was 100° (with 1,000 percent humidity and no breeze) to bag them. I sloughed with him through a foot of water amongst the tussock sedges in the pouring rain, all the while accusing him of trying to drown me. He identified the cool bird that I saw as a greenwinged teal. Both he and his wife Jean loved to give tours of their yard. It is a beautiful, natural landscaped yard, especially showy in the spring, with numerous twinleaf, white and red baneberry, and merrybells, just to name a few."
"Mel was organized, curious, tenacious, fun, and had boundless energy...He was the grandfather I never had. I miss him already."
[Photo caption: Mel Hoff. Photo by Dave Jagodzinski.]
Chicago Wilderness Magazine, Chicago, Illinois, Spring 2001
Mary Madeline (Lindsay) Hoffman
Mary “Molly” Lindsay Hoffman died March 19, 1983, in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Oak Bluffs, Mass. Since September 1980 she had been a resident in the long term care wing of that hospital.
Mrs. Hoffman was born Sept. 7, 1888, in York, Neb., the daughter of Robert S. ’81 and Flora (Galbreath ’81) Lindsay. At Oberlin she was treasurer of the YWCA and was class vice president in her junior year. She was also general secretary of the YWCA 1912-14. After graduating from [OHS in 1906 and from] Oberlin [College in 1910,] she taught in a Congregational school in Utah and in a high school in Crete, Neb.
In 1914 she married E. Michael ’07. He was an official for the YMCA and served in Manchuria during the last years of WWI. After the war the family settled in Salisbury, N.C., where he was secretary of the local YMCA. Mrs. Hoffman established a summer camp for girls at Chimney Rock, N.C.
In 1927 they moved to Berea, Ky., where Mr. Hoffman joined the Berea College faculty and Mrs. Hoffman became a high school librarian. They remained there until his retirement in 1944 at which time they moved back to North Carolina and founded the community of Last Resort in Black Mountain. For ten years Mrs. Hoffman and her daughter-in-law, the former Catherine Hughes ’36, owned and operated a small book store in Asheville, N.C. The Hoffmans moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1966.
She leaves a son, Michael L. ’35, a daughter, Jean Wexler ’42, two grandsons and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers Kenneth D. ’08 and Edgar W. ’14 and a sister, Jean Carlson ’08.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1983, p. 74.
The American Tragedy
– in Oberlin [Donald Hofmann]
Donald Hofmann, a 17-year-old Oberlin High School student, was killed in a traffic accident just south of Oberlin on Saturday, Dec. 5. The driver of the car which demolished Hofmann’s vehicle has been charged with driving while intoxicated and has been indicted by the grand jury for second degree murder. Rev. Wayne Saffen, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, said in his funeral sermon for the young boy some words which we think are very much worth repeating in these editorial columns of the News-Tribune. If the message is taken to heart, perhaps Donald Hofmann shall not have died in vain. Pastor Saffen’s sermon is re-printed in part below.
“The American Tragedy”
Theodore Dreiser wrote one of the great American novels called An American Tragedy.
But what occupies us today is truly The American Tragedy. A fine young man, 17 years old, has been killed on one of our highways.
This pathetic story is chronicled and retold in our newspapers across America – somewhere – every day. This time it hits close to us. It is someone we know and love. It involves not only a family and a church, but a whole community is shaken.
This is not an ordinary accident – for accidents will happen. It is not a case of a wild teenager, but of one who had the reputation of being one of the safest young drivers in town.
It was a case of a drunken driver, an assaulting car careening out of control, the slaughter of innocence.
It looks like a classic case of good and evil. But we would misunderstand the problem if we thought that the solution to it would be to “throw the book” at the driver of the other car. This would let us all off the hook too easily, our consciences too easily pacified. For this is a social problem, a community problem, a state and national problem, not only an individual problem. It is not a matter of crime and punishment alone, but of individual and community reform.
The police, the National Safety Council, the judges, the newscasters and newspapers have been preaching safety on our highways for years. Lately the clergy have been enlisted to preach on the Fifth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill!” – not with an automobile either.
But who cares? When a policeman stops us for a traffic violation, we feel insulted and get angry. We ask him why he isn’t out doing his job: catching robbers or tracking down fugitives, not realizing that we have made traffic safety his number one problem. He has to save us from ourselves and protect us from one another. We are not nearly so much in danger from thieves, robbers, criminals or murderers as from nice guys everywhere who use an automobile carelessly. Who thanks the police for doing a thankless job? Nobody – until something like this happens.
For years we have heard slogans like:
“If you drink, don’t drive!
If you drive, don’t drink!”
But who cares? Just avoid the alcometers and chew Sen-Sen. This is our solution. Try to get by. We still license roadside bars which can be reached only by automobile. Who cares? We still permit bartenders to sell liquor to drunks. Who cares? It’s the “Buck” that counts, isn’t it? No matter who gets hurt or gypped.
I’m not preaching prohibition. The Lutheran Church never has. Nor does the Bible. But the Bible does teach responsibility, moderation and loving your neighbor as your self. It sternly warns against drunkenness. If our society is going to continue to permit drunken driving and permit liquor merchants to arm irresponsible drivers with beer and wine over the counter, we might just as well legitimatize the indiscriminate selling of arms and ammunition – machine guns for those who want to go out on a spree and shoot up a neighborhood. What not? It’s the “Buck” that counts, isn’t it? “Anything for a Buck!” That is our real national philosophy, isn’t it?
Are we our brother’s keeper? We still ask the question of Cain, while Abel lies bleeding and dying in the twisted wreckage of a car. If we want to go on living the way we have been, this is the price we shall have to pay. We must figure that it is worth it. For we do not cooperate with the authorities. We do not back up our legislators. We do not even discuss the problem, except to be properly “shocked” and shake our heads when we hear or read that another tragedy like this, the American Tragedy, has happened again. We let ourselves off too easily. We do not follow through.
It has gotten to the point where law enforcement agencies have had to get tough with us. If we will not heed the gospel of love, then we shall surely feel the sting and power of the law. St. Paul says that the Government does not bear the sword in vain, but is the minister of God to carry out the retribution of vengeance and to execute justice. (Romans 13). The Government has the obligation to enforce the Law. They are doing it: meting out stiffer fines, revoking drivers’ licenses, jailing DWI’s, and now in Ohio prosecuting attorneys are asking for second degree murder charges, instead of mere traffic manslaughter, against those accused of drunken or reckless driving leading to death – and grand juries are handing down the indictments. Let’s back them up with legislation, not to get even with anyone, but to snap out of our damned and damnable apathy.
Yet the Law cannot get at the root of the problem. It can only threaten punishment, so that we will obey the Law out of fear, if we will not abide by it willingly. It cannot get at the inner person. It can only punish the transgressor. It cannot save the sinner or produce the saint – for it lacks the power of salvation and the motivation of love. The Government is not the Church just as the Church is not the State. The Government cannot persuade; it can only enforce. The Church cannot enforce; it can only persuade.
This is not only a case of a car full of drinking men versus one boy – but it is also a case of our own implication in the social guilt which permits something like this to happen. We are all guilty of Don’s death because of our apathy. We are therefore responsible to see to it that we are at least no longer apathetic.
Nor is it a case of saying: “What chance do you have, when even good drivers get killed?” We cannot avoid the menace of evil outside ourselves, but each of us is responsible to see to it that he is not a menace to others. Don was a teen-age driver, but he was not a menace to others. Can we say the same of ourselves?
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 17, 1959, p. 4A.
Ruth Hogue in Mars
Ruth [Alice] Dulmage Hogue, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1980, in St. John Lutheran Home, Mars [Penns. She graduated from OHS in 1913.]
She is survived by a daughter, Zoella Deuser, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Friends were received at the H. P. Brandt Funeral Home Inc., 1022 Perry Highway, Ross.
North Hills News Record, Warrendale, Penns., Tues., Dec. 30, 1980, p. 6.
Lois Marna Holbrook
Humboldt - Lois Marna Holbrook, [nee Palmer], 80, retired employee of Sunair Electronics, died of heart failure Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. [She graduated from OHS in 1938.]
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Arrington Funeral Directors.
She leaves a daughter, Marna Reasons of Humboldt, two sisters, Elaine Kubasak of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Shirley Haney of Elyria, Ohio; a stepsister, Carol Neilsen of Fort Lauderdale, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, December 20, 2000, p. B4.
Everett L. Holden, 82, of Zephyrhills, Fla., former Oberlin resident, died April 19 at the Heartland Nursing Home of Zephyrhills.
Born in Kipton, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1933 and attended Oberlin College during 1933-34.
He served in the Air Force during World War II and had taught at Brevard Community College in Florida before retirement. He moved from Cocoa Beach, Fla., to the Zephyrhills area two years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Marian; [a brother, Leland of Oberlin, Ohio; a sister, Ethel Holden of Oberlin;] and three nieces.
Burial was in the Military Cemetery at Busnell, Fla. [Coleman and Ferguson Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.]
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 19, 1998, p. 3. [Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Tuesday, April 21, 1998, p. 4]
L. F. Holden dies at age 75
Leland F. “Lee” Holden of 310 East College died Saturday at the Golden Acres Nursing Home in Amherst after a brief illness. He was 75.
Born in Camden Jan. 9, 1903, Mr. Holden was a lifelong area resident. He was graduated from [OHS in 1920 and from] Oberlin College in 1926. After football coaching positions at Massillon Junior High School and Oberlin High School he became an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1965.
He was a member of Oberlin Rotary Club.
Surviving are his wife Mabel; two sons, Jack of Mt. Sidney, Virginia and Robert of Bridgewater, Virginia; three stepchildren, Robert G. Smith of 310 East College, Dorothy Hansen of Lakewood and Mrs. Joan Carley of Stamford, Connecticut; one brother, Everette of Cocoa Beach, Florida; and eight grandchildren.
The body was cremated. There will be a private memorial service.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 3, 1978.
Leland F. (“Lee”) Holden died Aug. 19, 1978, at the Golden Acres Nursing Home, Amherst, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was born in Kipton, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1903.
A lifelong resident of the Oberlin area, he majored in physical education and was a three-year letterman in football, playing as a lineman on the undefeated teams of 1924 and 1925. After teaching phys ed and coaching in the junior high school at Massillon, Ohio, for two years, he returned to Oberlin to succeed Lars Wagner ’26 as coach and director of physical education at Oberlin High School.
From 1934 until his retirement in 1965 he was a life insurance representative for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and consistently qualified for its “President’s Club” which was composed of men with outstanding sales records. He was a director of the Lorain County Life Insurance Underwrites Assn. and a member of the Oberlin Rotary Club.
He was a founder of the Oberlin Booster Club to support high school athletics in 1951 and served as president for its first four years. His marriage in 1927 to Florence E. Smith’26 ended in divorce.
Mr. Holden leaves his wife, Madge whom he married in 1946, sons Jack and Robert, stepchildren Robert G. Smith, Dorothy Hansen and Joan Carley, brother Everett ’37 and eight grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, September/October 1978, p. 65.
Dr. Lyman "Zeke" Holden, died on Friday, April 24, 2009.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1926, in Oberlin, Ohio, to Leo and Lillian Holden. [He graduated from OHS in 1947.]
He is survived by his wife, Loyce Greenlee Holden; a daughter, Kathryn; a son: Matthew and wife Toni; a grandson: Aaron; and a sister: Marjorie Bjorklund.
Dr. Holden taught math at SIUE [Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville], 1957-2007.
He played Dixieland Jazz, SIU Old Guys Band, Port of Alton Jazz Band, local bands, the Edwardsville Muny Band, Granite City Community Band, New Horizons Band and Melody Lane Band. He was well recognized for his "Smiley Face" sousaphone.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at SIUE at the Religion Center.
Saksa Mateer Funeral Home in Edwardsville is in charge of arrangements.
Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Ill., Wed., April 27, 2009.
Lyman Sanford Holden
L. "Zeke" Holden Dies; Was Emeritus Professor Of Mathematics And Statistics
Lyman Sanford "Zeke" Holden of Alton, one of the pioneer faculty and who was known for playing a Sousaphone with the smiley face, died Friday, April 24, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. He was 82.
Holden joined the University in 1958 as an instructor of mathematics in what was then known as the Science and Technology Division, teaching classes at the Alton Residence Center, now the SIU School of Dental Medicine. He became an associate professor in the School of Science and Technology in 1974 and won the SIUE Teaching Excellence Award in 1982. He retired in 2004 after 46 years of teaching and then continued teaching until 2007. He was an emeritus professor of mathematics and statistics.
A native of Oberlin, Ohio, Holden earned a bachelor's in mathematics in 1950 at Oberlin College and a master's in math in 1958 at The Ohio State University. From 1953-56, he taught general science and algebra at Schaaf Junior High School in Parma, Ohio. During the 1963-64 academic year, Holden was granted leave to work on his doctorate at Ohio State. His love of music led him to study classical piano for several years. His wife, Loyce, created a covering over the bell of Holden's Sousaphone that depicted a "Smiley Face," which became his trademark as he performed in bands, including Dixieland Jazz, the SIUE Old Guys Band, the Port of Alton Jazz Band, the Edwardsville Muny Band, the Granite City Community Band, the New Horizons Band and the Melody Lane Band. A memorial service was conducted from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the SIUE Center for Spirituality and Sustainability, formerly the Religious Center.
SIUE News, Obituaries 2009, April 28, 2009, http://www.siue.edu/news/archives/Obituaries09.shtml.
Long Illness is Closed by Death
Miss Maude Holgate Passes Away at Home of Her Parents
End Came Early Thursday Morning
Teacher’s Illness Ends in Death – Was Favorite with Many Friends
After an illness covering a period of ten months, Miss Maude Lucile Holgate died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Holgate, 166 West Lorain street, last Thursday morning at 3:30 o’clock. Death was due to tuberculosis.
Miss Holgate was born at Dalton, Ga., November 3, 1888. The greater part of her life was spent in Oberlin where her parents have been highly respected residents for many years. In 1906 Miss Holgate was graduated from the Oberlin high school. She then took a course in the Oberlin Kindergarten training school from which she was graduated in 1909. The following fall she was offered and accepted a position in the public schools, at Adrian, Mich., as a preparatory teacher.
While engaged in her third year of successful service at Adrian, Miss Holgate was seized with an attack of pleurisy which later developed into tuberculosis. She was given care for a time in a hospital at Adrian and several months since was brought to the home of her parents here. Professional skill on the part of the attending physician and loving attention by the parents and other members of the family served only to alleviate the pain of what proved a final illness. The end came peacefully and unexpectedly, following a day which seemed marked by improvement.
Capable, dependable, of sunny temperament, Miss Holgate made many friends who were drawn to her by her thoughtful kindness for others. This friendship was evidenced on Christmas day by many remembrances from former pupils and from parents of children whose path had been made easier by here helpfulness. It is a pleasant thought for surviving relatives that Miss Holgate lived to receive these proofs of the affection of her friends and that her strength was such that she found enjoyment in the holiday.
Of her immediate family, the deceased is survived by her parents, and one sister, Mrs. Doren Lyon, and one brother Curtiss Holgate. To them will be extended the sincere sympathy of their friends in the loss they have suffered.
A brief funeral service was held at the home at 10 a.m. Saturday after which the remains were taken to Clyde for interment in the beautiful McPherson cemetery. Among those in attendance at the final services were Fred Curtiss and Mrs. Mary Foster of Clyde, brother and sister of Mrs. Holgate and Mrs. Libbie Thomas of Shelby, sister of Mr. Holgate.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, January 1, 1913, p. 1.
Services scheduled for
Henry Holl, 76
Harold John Holl, 76, deputy auditor in the Lorain County auditor’s office until his retirement in 1972, died Tuesday evening at Allen Hospital after several months’ illness. His home was at 11465 Leavitt Rd.
A Masonic service—Mr. Holl was a 50-year member of Oberlin Lodge 380 F&AM—will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home. Funeral service, with Rev. John Elder officiating, will be held there tomorrow at 11 a.m. and burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Amherst.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Holl, born in Amherst on Sept. 28, 1900, had lived all his life in this area [and was a 1920 graduate of Oberlin High School]. He was a member of First Church, Oberlin Lodge 380 and Lorain County Shrine.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor; one daughter, Helen (Mrs. John) Oldfield of 230 Hollywood; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 8, 1977, p. 2.
Oberlin—Miss Arlene J. Hollingsworth, 53, of 373 South Main St., died yesterday in Allen Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months. She was born in Elyria and had lived in this area all her life. [She graduated from OHS in 1933.]
Miss Hollingsworth was employed as a secretary at Oberlin College for 34 years. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Oberlin Businesswomen’s Club, Pythian Sisters and the Oberlin Stamp Club.
Miss Hollingsworth is survived by two brothers, Donald Holzhauer, Elyria and Henry Holzhauer, Oregon, Ohio. She was raised by foster parents and took the Hollingsworth name.
The Rev. Frederick Schumacher will officiate at the funeral service Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Cowling Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Murray Ridge Cemetery.
Friends will be received in the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, February 17, 1969, p. 16.
Mrs. Henry Holmes (Anna Maude Bebout) died Feb. 26[, 1970,] at the Osborn Memorial Home in Harrison, N.Y. Born in Glenville, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1875, she was a teacher at
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Jesse Alonzo Holmes
Jesse Alonzo Holmes, 79, of Elyria, brother of Pamalla Johnson and Doris Gene McElya, both of Oberlin, died Sept. 14 at his home after a short illness.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., he had lived in Ohio for 61 years. He was a graduate of Oberlin High School [class of 1936?].
Before retiring, he worked for 14 years at the Walton Hills plant of Ford Motor Co.
Other survivors include a daughter, Pamalla Holmes of Lorain; three brothers, Carl of New York, Lewis of Youngstown and Arthur of Cleveland; and a special friend, Debra Hocevar.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria; his parents, Willard and Mary Holmes; and brothers, Turner and Willard.
Graveside services were Sept. 20 at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 23, 1997, p. 2.
Former Oberlin Girl Died in New York City
Marjorie Tyler Holmes’ Death Followed Operation – Funeral Here Sunday
Marjorie Tyler Holmes passed away in New York City on Nov. 7, after an operation for appendicitis. She was well known here where her girlhood was passed and was a  graduate of Oberlin high school and the public school music department of the Conservatory.
While Mrs. Holmes lived in Oberlin she was a member of Christ Episcopal church, although she gave the best she had in faithful service at Mt. Zion Baptist church. At the time of her death she was a member of St. John’s Congregational church at Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. Holmes’ life was one of struggle, being only seven years old when her father died. Through help of mother, brother and sisters and with an ardent desire to succeed, she attained her training.
She was united in marriage o July 4, 1918 with Norman A. Holms and went to Durham, N. C., for two years. In 1920 they moved to Springfield, Mass., and then to New York City in 1922 where Mr. Holmes is head of the Lincoln Community House.
Mrs. Holmes was a woman of great ambition, industrious, earnest hearted, conscientious and of a sunny disposition. The most outstanding characteristic of her religious life was her quiet day in and day out devotion to her family and work.
She leaves a husband, two daughters, 4 and 2 years of age, a mother, brother, and four sisters.
Funeral services were held here on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Interment was made in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, November 16, 1923, p. 1.
Bernie Holmes Reported Killed in Action in Korea
Is Oberlin’s First Fatality In Korea; Believed Hit First Day Back on Line
Pvt. Willard Bernie Holmes, son of Willard Holmes, 55 Oakland St., and Mrs. W. L. Young, 200 N. Park St., has been reported killed in action in Korea on Dec. 7, according to a telegram received by his parents on Wednesday of last week.
This is the first fatality among Oberlin service men in Korea.
His family had heard from Pvt. Holmes three weeks ago by phone from Tokyo and he then told them that he was due to be released from the hospital where he had been treated for a stomach ailment for the two months previous.
In a letter written after that, on Dec. 5, he said he was on leave and in good shape, and that he would be sent back to Korea the next day. Also in this letter he told of being 30th in line in his company for rotation, that is to be sent home. On Dec. 7th he was killed, according to the wire from the adjutant general. The wire said there would be further information to follow in a letter which up till this time has not be received.
Pvt. Holmes was drafted in September of 1950. In the last war he served in the Merchant Marines for one year and was discharged for physical injuries. Before he was inducted he worked at the Co-op store. He attended Oberlin High School.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. William Young, his father, Willard Holmes, and one sister, Pamela Jule Holmes, and a step sister, Doris Jean Holmes.
Asks Red Cross To Investigate
Mrs. Young refuses to believe it possible that her son could have been killed in Korea only two days after writing from Japan, and she hopes to have word that the telegram was sent in error.
She has requested the American Red Cross to investigate the accuracy of the report.
“Voice from the Cellar” [by Charles A. Mosher]
Bernie Holmes was the friendly sort; he never seemed mad at anybody. He did some hard work at local homes and was a nice chap to have around. He did it well, and was willing and cheerful about it.
Last time we saw him, and it seems only a few weeks ago, Bernie was just about to go overseas; and he was smiling about it, despite the fact that his new orders reversed an earlier decision that he would be discharged because of a minor heart ailment. Last time we heard from him was from Japan. He liked it there, too; liked the people, but was mighty glad also to hear about the folks at home via the News-Tribune. We suppose Bernie even liked the fellows he was shooting at. He wasn’t mad at anybody.
Bernie was killed in action in Korea on Dec. 7, tenth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. That he should be Oberlin’s first fatality in Korea is most incongruous…he just wasn’t the warrior type.
This is being written on Christmas day. Isn’t it also incongruous that even at this season of peace and good will toward men, our nation must bend its every effort to prepare for war, in the attempt to achieve peace? This past year has been one of the most incongruous in history…the utter misery which is Korea, in contrast to the lush living we have enjoyed in America, “prosperity” such as no other people has ever known before.
Incongruity is said to be the very essence of humor. But if there is any humor in the incongruities mentioned in the paragraphs above, it is a most cruel humor. None but Mars himself could laugh when a Bernie Holmes is killed, or when a Wallie Walls, Vic Barson or Dick Helke is injured. Mars laughs. And many of the rest of us give such incidents a mere side glance…and continue our busy ways, getting and spending.
War, by whatever other name it may be called in Korea, is forever Hell. And there is a hellish joke in the incongruity of millions reveling in this tainted abundance which a war economy creates, while a few are marched off to fight, and be wounded, and die.
There is cruel laughter in the fact that, as yet, no one can be very sure whether Korea was necessary, or why. Only in the far future, if ever, will history know whether or not Bernie Holmes died in vain.
Today, we can only hope the sacrifices in Korea are effective and meaningful. The intention is good, to stave off a larger war, to put into practice effective collective security through the United Nations, to hold back the tide of rampant totalitarianism. This is a cause in which all of us have a stake. Whether in vain or not, there can be no question but that Bernie and the many others are being called upon to make their sacrifice in the hope that it will benefit all of us…you and me, and our children’s children.
But it is a grim, humorless hope.
And how does it look just ahead for 1952? Seemingly, there is more reason than a year ago to believe that the Korean effort has not been in vain. There seems to be some reason to believe we face a new year of comparative peace.
If so, we lucky, luxury stuffed ones at home owe that hope to the sacrifices of nearly a million young Americans like Dick Helke, and Vic Barson, and Wallie Walls, and Bernie Holmes, young men who have had to live through Hell, and kill and wound, and be wounded and killed, even though by nature they aren’t mad at anybody.
It is well to remember and ponder our dept to them at this year’s end.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 27, 1951, p. 1. [“Voice from the Cellar” was reprinted as an Editorial “Remember dept of war” in the Oberlin News-Tribune of Tuesday, December 25, 2001, p. 4.]
Mrs. E. H. Holter Died February 6
Had Suffered with Very Poor Health for a Long Period—End Was Expected
Had Been Prominent Club and Church Worker—Funeral Services Held Saturday Afternoon
Mrs. Elizabeth Holter, wife of E. H. Holter, and for many years a prominent church and club worker, died at her home on East College street Thursday, February 6. She had been in poor health for several years and her death was expected for several days before the end came.
Mrs. Holter had a wide circle of friends here and her death is a real loss to the community. For years she was active in the work of the First Congregational church, of which she was a member, and also in the Woman’s Club, the Christmas Club and other organizations.
She was born in England January 22, 1857, but [graduated from OHS in 1874 and] for many years had been a resident of this place, where Mr. Holter was a former prominent business man. With her husband she made several trips to Europe, where she had collected numerous works of art. Upon this subject she was thoroughly conversant and she had given numerous talks and lectures before women’s gatherings here and in other places.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Louis, who is an engineer in Seattle, Wash., and who came on for the funeral. Services were held from the home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Van der Pyl. Friends were present from Canton and elsewhere. The interment was in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Friday, February 14, 1919, p. 1.
Oberlin Girl Died Suddenly in Northwest
Miss Thelma Holton a Victim of Pneumonia While on Here Way to Teach in California
Had Reached Vancouver When Compelled to go to Hospital – Remains Being Brought Home
The many friends of Miss Thelma Holton of 30 East Lorain street were shocked to learn of her death which occurred early Monday morning in a hospital in Vancouver, B. C.
Miss Holton was on her way to California where she had accepted a position of supervisor of music in Lancaster, a few miles out of Los Angeles. She had accompanied Miss Nessie Hobbs, who is teaching in Seattle, Wash., and had felt sick during the journey. At Vancouver Miss Hobbs called a physician who believed she had a bilious attack but the following morning he found her temperature so high that he ordered her taken to the hospital at once. Everything possible was done for her but she gradually grew worse, the disease developing into pneumonia.
Mrs. Holton was informed of her daughter’s sickness and left Friday morning for her brother’s home in Detroit. She found she did not have the strength to go on and had she done so she would have been too late to see her daughter alive.
Mrs. Lucile Allen, an older sister, resides in Portland, Ore., and will accompany the remains back to Oberlin. They will probably arrive Tuesday night and funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
Miss Holton was a  graduate of the Oberlin high school and later entered the conservatory, completing her course there last June. She was an accomplished musician and had a very fine voice. Soon after completing her course she received the offer of a very fine position to supervise the public-school music in Lancaster and had looked forward to a delightful year in southern California. She had worked hard throughout her course to fit herself for teaching and her sudden death is a serious blow to her mother and many friends.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, September 9, 1921, p. 1.
Spent Girlhood Days Here
Mary Woodruff Holway Died In Seattle August 13—Graduate of College
Mrs. Mary Holway of Seattle, Washington, formerly Mary E. Woodruff of Oberlin, passed away at her home in Seattle Saturday morning, August 13, at the age of 72 years.
Mrs. Holway was born in Vienna, Trumbull county, Ohio, and came with her parents and family to Oberlin in 1876. She attended high school [OHS class of 1882] and college here, graduating from the latter in 1887. She thereafter taught in the high school for several years in Illinois and Wisconsin.
She was married in 1897  to John W. Holway and a few years later moved with him to Seattle.
Mrs. Holway had ancestors who fought in the Revolution and a grandfather, General Charles Woodruff, fought with General Grant, in the Mississippi campaign. Her son, Evan Holway, is a member of the Seattle University Post of American Legion.
Heart trouble was the cause of her death. Her sister, Mrs. Anna Z. Weage, died in Seattle three years ago.
Mrs. Holway is survived by her husband, the Rev. John W. Holway; three children, Evan, Theodore and Esther, also three grandchildren. All of these are living around Seattle, a brother, Charles D. Woodruff, of East Lorain street, Oberlin, and numerous other relatives.
She was buried in Seattle.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 25, 1932, p. 5.
Holzhauer, carried Little League South to title
Donald F. Holzhauer, 69, of Elyria, former manager of Elyria Little League South and a member of their board of directors, died Tuesday morning at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Holzhauer was born in Elyria. He was a  graduate of Oberlin High School, but lived most of his life in Elyria. In 1959, he was a candidate for the 5th Ward council seat in Elyria.
With the little league since 1954, Mr. Holzhauer’s 1958 majors team won the state championship, a first for any Elyria team, and the only time the Little League South has taken the title.
He retired in 1978 from the Ridge Tool Company, Elyria, where he was employed as an assembly inspector. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elyria.
Mr. Holzhauer is survived by his wife of 43 years, Clara (nee Cammaru); a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Donna) Kelley of Lorain; sons, Richard C. of LaGrange and James H. of South Amherst; 12 grandchildren; and a brother, Henry, of Oregon, Ohio.
A sister preceded him in death.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home, Elyria, where funereal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Alva W. Taylor will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.
[Photograph: Donald F. Holzhauer]
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, August 17, 1983, p. B-2.
Henry Karl Holzhauer
Henry Karl Holzhauer formerly of Navarre Ave. in Oregon passed away November 6 in 2003. Henry was born in Elyria, Ohio, on September 17, 1911, and was the son of Lawrence and Nellie (Albrecht) Holzhauer. He graduated from Elyria [Oberlin] High School [in 1930] and the Ohio State University.
Henry came to Toledo to work for Sealtest Dairy where he was Plant Superintendent in charge of operations, and he met his future bride, Bernice Bossler. His employment was interrupted by service in World War II in the Pacific theater. Upon his return to Toledo, he married Bernice in 1946. She passed away in 1989.
Henry was an avid gardener with a particular interest in dahlias. He traveled to many Midwest dahlia shows over the years, and received numerous awards for his prized flowers. The Toledo Blade featured his flowers many times over the years. He was a past president of the Toledo Dahlia Association and was a senior judge for the American Dahlia Association. He was also affectionately known as the Flower Man, at the corner of Navarre and Wheeling in Oregon. His prized dahlias and other types of flowers were admired by thousands of people, passing by that corner for over 50 years. He was a Trustee and Elder at Eastminster United Presbyterian Church.
Henry is survived by his children SarahJane and Robert (Jackie), his beloved grandsons Carl, James, and David, sisters-in-law Clara Holzhauer and Leona House, cousins Vivian Peabody and Idabelle (Charles) Berg, and 3 nephews, a niece, and several grandnieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Donald Holzhauer, sister, Arlene Hollingsworth, niece Donna Jean Kelly and nephew Richard Holzhauer.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Charles Hospital, Lutheran Homes at Toledo, Orchard Villa and Heartland Hospice for their tender care and concern for our father.
Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Services will be at the Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home in Oregon on Monday at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. David Bartley officiating. Interment will be at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The family requests donations to Eastminster United Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.
Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home, http://egglestonmeinert.com/show.pl?id=314
Robert George Homstead
Robert George Homstead, 69, was surrounded by his family at Green Hills Nursing Center in West Liberty where he passed away Monday, May 12, 2008. He was born January 18, 1939, in Middletown, Conn.
Bob's family moved from Middletown to Oberlin in 1948.
He graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1956] and attended Muskingum College and worked 14 years in the restaurant business. He then joined New York Life Insurance Company as an underwriter and received numerous awards as top salesman. Bob earned the CLU and CHRC designations. In 1986 he relocated to Columbus, and joined Nationwide Financial Services as an investment advisor, retiring in 2004.
Bob loved bicycling and fly fishing. He rode on many trips with family and friends, including TOSR 1987-1993 and Red Flannel 1983-1994. He rode with his nephew Kris Koepp to Surry, Maine, in June of 1991 in memory of his beloved parents, Dick and Bea Homstead. He loved fishing on the Mad River and Muzzy Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Carolynn Homstead; daughters, Laurie Homstead, Amy Rubin, Carrie Holland, Christine Kluge, and Marie Reffke; sons, Steve Homstead, Scott Homstead, Matt Sonner, and David Sonner; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Allan Homstead; and sister, Jan Koepp.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Homstead; mother, Beatrice (Thompson) Homstead; and step-son, Clinton Sonner.
Friends may visit 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Call (440) 775-1451.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 20525 Center Ridge Road, Cleveland, OH 44116.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhome.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
Marshall Francis Hoopes was born on
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Brett H. Hoover, age 45, of 8743 E. Lincolnway, Orrville, died Monday, September 20, 2004 from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and Carr Road.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orrville on Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 11:00 AM with Rev. David Kowaleski officiating. Burial will take place in the Apple Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville on Wednesday from 6-9 PM. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be sent to the funeral home Web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1556 Rex Drive, Orrville, OH 44667 or the American Cancer Society, Wayne County Office, 721 E. Milltown Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
Brett was born on November 8, 1958 in Oberlin, Ohio the son of Dr. George and Bobbie (Horam) Hoover. He was united in marriage to Danette Fahrni on June 23, 1984 in Wooster, OH.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1978 and attended Ashland College from 1978 to 1980. He served in the US Army from 1980 to 1983 in Germany.
He had been employed by the City of Orrville since 1989 in the maintenance department at the power plant.
Brett was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Orrville and was active in various church functions.
He was also active in the John R. Lea SPTO, Waynedale Music Boosters, served as a coach for Southeast Soccer and helped organize the Powerhouse Poker Run to benefit the American Cancer Society.
He is survived by his wife, Danette Hoover, daughter, Molly Hoover and son, Faustin Hoover; parents, Dr. George and Bobbie Hoover of Oberlin, OH., brother, Douglas (Joan) Hoover of Oxford, OH., sisters, Candace Hoover of Denver, CO., Andrea (Mark) Hodge of Tucumcari, NM., and Robin Shaffer of Oberlin, OH; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Natalie Fahrni of Apple Creek, brothers-in-law, Douglas (Jody) Fahrni of Apple Creek and David Fahrni of Wooster, nieces and nephews.
Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, Ohio, Wednesday, September 22, 2004, http://www.webfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=40572&fh_id=10508
Miss Elizabeth W. Hope
Miss Elizabeth W. Hope of Cleveland, formerly of Oberlin, died Monday in Cleveland. She was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1921 and from Oberlin College in 1925 and worked for the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Cleveland from 1925 until her death.
Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hope, managed an Oberlin College dormitory at S. Professor and Vine Sts. She was preceded in death also by two brothers, John and Earl, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Knowlton. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Cleveland. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 23, 1971, p. 3.
Miss Elizabeth Woods Hope died Dec. 13[, 1971,] (Oberlin College class of 1925) in Cleveland. She was born Dec. 29, 1903, in Pittsburgh. Her father, the late John Hope, was in the grocery business in Oberlin for a number of years and students lived in the family residence at 123 S. Professor. Miss Hope was a secretary for the College prior to starting a 29-year career in the offices of the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Cleveland. She retired in 1968 as secretary to the vice president for rates and revenues. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Miss Hope was preceded in death by brothers John and Earl and sister Mrs. Rebecca Knowlton.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, January/February 1972, p. 46.
Clark T. Hopkins Called
Promising Young Man Suddenly Succumbs to Heart Strain
Was Engaged in Heroic Act at Time
Sad Ending to a Camping Trip While with Brother and Friends at Keuka Lake, N. Y.
This community was saddened Thursday last by the news that Clark Hopkins, son of E. R. Hopkins, optometrist, of East College street, had met death by drowning, as early reports stated.
The facts are as follows: A young lady, in opposition to her chaperon, went bathing and asked Clark to accompany her. Knowing his ability as a swimmer and confident of his power to bring her out, she foolishly plunged into water beyond her depth. As she was sinking the second time he reached her, and after a severe struggle, aided by a plank thrown to them from the dock, succeeded in reaching the pier. Here, after a desperate effort, he lifted her so that those on the pier could grasp her and lift her to safety. Almost immediately after this he sank back into the water and went down without a struggle.
An expert swimmer, Sheldon Barons, was soon at hand and in the second dive located the body and brought it to the pier, where every effort available, including “ozone apparatus,” was used, but without any resuscitating effect. Two physicians were unanimous in saying his death was not caused by drowning, none of the drowning symptoms being present. It was decided that death was due to “acute dilation of the heart from strain.”
The remains reached Oberlin Thursday evening and were taken to the home on East street. The funeral was held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the residence and interment made in Westwood cemetery. There was a very large attendance, and six of his former classmates acted as pallbearers. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The members of the rooming house in Cincinnati, where he had roomed, sent an elegant floral piece of white lilies.
Clark graduated from [OHS in 1908 and from] Oberlin College in 1912 and that same fall went to Cincinnati, where for the past three years he taught physical training in the public schools. He, with his brother, on July 5, went to Keuka Lake, N. Y., to spend several weeks camping.
Clark had a wide acquaintance among the young people of Oberlin; was held in high esteem by his teachers in college, had made good in his work as a teacher, was upright, honorable, conscientious, diligent, everything to make the heart of a parent glad. Had he lived until next January he would have been 25 years old.
The sympathy of the entire community is with Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins in their dire bereavement.
The Oberlin New, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, August 25, 1915, p. 1.
Hoyt Stilson Hopkins
Hoyt S. Hopkins, retired professor of physiology at the New York University College of Dentistry, died March 5[,1968,] in
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Murrell Edwards Hopkins
Murrell Edwards Hopkins died Dec. 3, 1984, in Cincinnati. Born Dec. 2, 1885, in St. Lawrence, S.Dak., she taught physical education at U. Cincinnati, was former director of the YWCA, and past president of the Council of Church Women of Greater Cincinnati.
[She graduated from OHS in 1903.] At Oberlin [College] she was captain of the first Princeton inter-class basketball team and won numerals in all sports, especially skating. She had been class [of 1908] president since 1973.
She was married to her classmate, Russell. She leaves a son, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Her sister Martha ’34 and brother John ’48 are deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1985, p. 70.
Murrell Edwards Hopkins
Murrell Edwards, beloved wife of the late Russell B. Hopkins, dear mother of Lewis E. Hopkins of New Orleans, La. And the late Martha H. Sheard and John S. Hopkins, grandmother of Richard A. W. Sheard, Angela Sheard Wills, Judith Hopkins Kinney, Samuel and Russell Hopkins, also survived by seven great-grandchildren, died Monday, December 3, 1984, aged 99. Residence – Bethesda Scarlet Oaks [Cincinnati, Ohio]. Funeral service at the Bethesda Scarlet Oaks Chapel, 440 Lafayette Avenue, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the Alanson United Methodist Church, Alanson, Mich. 49706. Elden A. Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cincinnati Enquirer?, Cincinnati, Ohio, about Tuesday, December 4, 1984.
Delmar H. Horning Sr.
Delmar H. Horning Sr., 59, of Toledo, a former Oberlin resident, died on March 14 after a short illness.
He was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School. A World War II veteran, he moved to Toledo after the war.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons, Delmar Jr. and Timothy, both of Toledo, and Robert of Lima; daughters, Kathy, Sheri and Michelle, all of Lima, and Debra of Boca Raton, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Cleova Winder and Mrs. Evelyn Edmonds, both of Wellington; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial in Toledo Memorial Park were last Saturday.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 22, 1984, p. 2.
Julia Bacon Horr
Mrs. Julia Bacon Horr died in
Mrs. Julia Bacon Horr was born
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, December 1914, p. 120.
Mrs. Grace Wood Houghton Dies
Services were held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at First Church for Mrs. Grace Wood Houghton, 257 E. College, who died on Friday at 11 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Clarence Wood, 22 King. Mrs. Houghton had been in failing health for the past five years.
Rev. Joseph King officiated at the services and burial was in Westwood cemetery.
Mrs. Houghton was the widow of Morton A. Houghton, retired postmaster, who died in November 1953. She was born in Oberlin, May 24, 1882. She was a  graduate of Oberlin high school and received her diploma from Oberlin College in 1907. She was a teacher in the Oberlin elementary schools.
Mrs. Houghton was a member of First Church and an original member of the Nineteenth Century club.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret West of Oberlin and Mrs. Elizabeth Beckley of Cooperstown, N. Y.; one brother, James Wood in Texas and two granddaughters and one grandson.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 6, 1954, p. 6.
M. A. Houghton, Postmaster Here 39 Years,
Services were held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the home, 257 E. College St., for Morton Andrew Houghton, 74, long time Oberlin postmaster who died at Allen Hospital on Friday at 6:25 a.m. after an eight months’ illness.
Mr. Houghton was postmaster here from 1902 to 1923 when the administration changed. For 10 years he was employed by the McDonald Co., Cleveland brokerage firm. In 1933 he was returned to the postmastership and served until his retirement on Aug. 31, 1949.
He was born in Rice Lake, Minn., on Aug. 5, 1879, and came to Oberlin when he was three years old. He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1897 and from the Oberlin Academy a year later. He played football in high school as well as baseball. He attended Oberlin College where he was a member of the famous Oberlin football team of 1898.
He coached the Oberlin High School team in 1917 and in 1920. His interest in athletics continued throughout his life and he was the founder (in 1900), past president and a member of the Northern Ohio Athletic Officials Association up until 1933.
He was a member of the board of education for several years and was active in the Boys’ Work committee of Oberlin. He served for 20 years on the board of the Lorain County Children’s Home.
In 1934-35 he was county relief commissioner. He was also a charter member of the Oberlin Exchange Club and a member of the board of the Lorain County Tuberculosis and Health Association for 16 years.
He was chairman of the committee which organized the Oberlin Businessmen’s Club which later became the Oberlin Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Ward Board and Liberty Bond committee during World War I.
He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Lake Erie Consistory and a member and past master o the Oberlin Masonic Lodge. Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Cowling-Stang Funeral Home.
Surviving him are his wife, Grace; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret West, at home; and Mrs. Elizabeth Beckley of Cooperstown, N. Y.; three brothers, George and Stanley of Oberlin and Ralph of Albion, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Drew of Newark. Two brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Houghton was a member of First Church. Rev. Joseph King, pastor, officiated at the Saturday services. Burial was made in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 19, 1953, p. 1.
Lois [Marie] Houle
Biddeford—Lois M. Houle, 75, of Biddeford, died at Southern Maine Medical Center on Tuesday following a short illness.
Mrs. Houle was born May 11, 1925 in Norwalk, Ohio, a daughter of Charles Roy and Ruth Emma Cole Jackson, and raised primarily in Oberlin, Ohio. She attended Oberlin public grammar schools and high school.
Mrs. Houle was an accomplished athlete and renowned for her diving prowess as a youth in Ohio. She also won several state-level competitions in cheerleading. As a basketball player, she was the equivalent of All-American, scoring an average 50 points per game with Oberlin (Ohio) High School during her last two years. Following graduation from high school in 1943, Mrs. Houle headed for Washington, D.C., where she received a science degree in nursing from Capital City School of Nursing.
During her clinical work in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, she met and married Dr. Marcel Paul Houle. After Dr. Houle completed his tour of duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, they moved in 1949 from Washington, D.C. to his hometown of Biddeford, where he established a successful medical practice and they raised nine children.
During her many years in Biddeford, Mrs., Houle was actively involved in several local charities and social groups, including the Southern Maine Medical Association Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Church Ladies’ Sodality, and the Maine Cancer Society. Mrs. Houle and her husband were among the co-founders of Creative Work Systems, a Maine non-profit organization that assists developmentally disabled adults and children.
Mrs. Houle enjoyed traveling and cooking. Family members say she was true to her values and did not hesitate to speak up where she saw abuse or injustice. She always preached a gospel of love and tolerance in her home and with her children and grandchildren, showing them how to love life and their neighbors. Her hospitality was remarkable and visiting her home was often an invitation to a feast of culinary delights. She also was a good musician and had a love of music, talents that she passed on to her children.
She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Biddeford.
Mrs. Houle is survived by her husband; eight sons, Philip P. of Hyattsville, Md., James A. of Scarborough, Steven C. of Biddeford, David A. of Mililani, Hawaii, Matthew P. of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thomas E. of Belchertown, Mass., John F. of Saco, and Jeffrey R. of Great Falls, Va.; a daughter, Nancy R. Rice of Cranston, R.I.; and 12 grandchildren.
HOULE, Lois M., of Biddeford, died May 8. Visiting hours 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14. Donations in memory of Mrs. Houle should be sent to either Creative Work Systems, 443 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101, or the American Cancer Society, Maine Division Inc., 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Biddeford Journal-Tribune, Biddeford, Me., Friday, May 11, 2001, p. 11.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the First Church Unitarian for Faith (Tenney) Houser, a 60-year Belmont resident who died Oct. 13 [in Sudbury] at the age of 97.
Daughter of the Rev. Henry M. Tenney and Ann Elizabeth (Parsons) Tenney of Oberlin, Ohio, she was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1905 and from] Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in 1909. She married the late Ralph H. Houser in 1912.
She was active in the Belmont Dramatic Club, was soloist in area churches and taught folk dancing in her home for many years.
Advocates of physical fitness, Mr. and Mrs. Houser spent every summer at their camp in Bristol, N.H., swimming, playing tennis and hiking in the nearby White Mountains.
[She was the mother of the late Mrs. Lyal D. (Hope) Twombly of Bedford. She is survived by ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.]
The Belmont Citizen, Belmont, Mass., [The Bedford Minuteman, Bedford, Mass.,] Thursday, October 20, 1983.
Harold E. Hovey
Harold E[vans] Hovey, 62, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died in his home Friday after being stricken with a heart attack.
Mr. Hovey was born in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1934].
Surviving are daughters, Sandra Luckett, Chicago, and Gayle Wille, Miami, Fla.; and a brother, Paul Hovey, Elyria. His wife, Mildred, preceded him in death.
Service arrangements were not available.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, February 18, 1979, p. D-2.
Paul G. Hovey, 80, Sarasota, died July 18, 2002.
He was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Oberlin, Ohio, [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1939,] and came to Sarasota in 1985 from Elyria, Ohio. He was president of Hovey-Kaiser Insurance Agency, Elyria, and a member of the Rotary Club, Gyro International and Meadows Country Club. He graduated from Miami University, Ohio, and was an Army Air Forces liaison pilot during World War II, serving in China, Burma and India. He was a Protestant.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; daughters Susan Shuchat of Philadelphia and Jane Clark of Bowling Green, Ohio; a son, Daniel of Venice; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A family memorial service will be private. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Florida, Sunday, July 21, 2002, p. BS8.
Jeanette B. Howard
Jeanette B. Howard (nee Franklin), 71, of South Amherst, mother of Shirleyann Sanislow of Oberlin, died July 2 at the Cleveland Clinic after a one-day illness.
Born in 1922 in Oberlin, she was raised in Russia Twp. and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1940. She lived most of her adult life in South Amherst.
Mrs. Howard was a motor route carrier for The Morning Journal for 33 years.
Other survivors include her husband of 54 years, John; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Murray of Lake Park, Fla.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Franklin in 1966 and Robert Lyle Franklin in 1965.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today, July 6, at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. The Rev. Daniel Mundt, assistant pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church in Amherst, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 6, 1993, p. 2.
June Marie Howard, 80
Oberlin -- June Marie Howard (nee Carpenter), 80, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain.
She was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Eaton Township.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1938 and lived in LaGrange, Elyria, Amherst and Rochester before returning to Oberlin 30 years ago.
She assisted her husband, the Rev. Leland G. Howard, a Methodist minister, at churches he served.
Mrs. Howard was a volunteer with Grandmothers Student Reading Program in the Oberlin Public Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Elyria, and its Senior Saints, and a member also of the Ladies Missionary Group of Oberlin Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed music, playing the piano, sewing, cooking and entertaining.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, the Rev. Leland G. Howard; daughters Sylvia J. Gembka of Sandusky and Rosalie V. Howard of Indianapolis, Ind.; sons Robert L. Howard of Elyria, James E. Howard of Midlothian, Ill., and the Rev. John S. Howard of Painesville; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Odor of Elyria; and brothers Alvin Carpenter of Elyria and Richard Carpenter of Cement City, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elwin and Viva Carpenter; and twin daughters Gloria and Viva Howard.
Friends may call Friday 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Bradley W. Quick, pastor of First Baptist Church, Elyria, will officiate. Burial will be in LaGrange Cemetery, LaGrange.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, January 11, 2001
Nathaniel R. Howard died
Mr. Howard was born in
Mrs. Howard then got a job teaching at
A month later he bean working for the Plain Dealer and was police reporter, political writer, copy reader, city editor, night new editor and managing editor before he became editor of the News in 1937.
During World War II, Mr. Howard was assistant to Byron Price, director of the U.S. Office of Censorship, in 1942-43. He carried on a heavy lecturing schedule to civic groups, historical societies and PTA’s for many years.
After the Plain Dealer sold the Cleveland News to the Cleveland Press, Mr. Howard became contributing editor at the Plain Dealer. He retired in 1963 (on his 65th birthday), but he kept up his lecturing schedule and wrote the history of the Union Club (1972) and edited the papers of George M. Humphrey who was secretary of the Treasury in the Eisenhower administration.
Mr. Howard was past president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, a former director of the Associated Press and a former president of the City Club in
He leaves his wife, the former Edith Moriarty whom he married in 1930, two daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His first wife (Marjorie Norton ’21) died in 1928. His brother, Edward ’21, died in 1954.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Ruth Matthews Howard
Ruth “Pat” Matthews Howard, former Oberlin resident, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, died April 21.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1936 graduate of OHS], she was one of four children of George Leroy Fields and Marvyl Berry Fields.
She was married to the Rev. Wesley S. Matthews for over 35 years and to Wendell Howard for five years. After his death, she returned to Yellow Springs where she had lived for the past eight years.
Survivors include her five children, Domina Marvyl, Westina Lomax, Kriza Adora, Barbara Kathleen and Wesley Michael Matthews; two grandchildren; and great aunt Rachel Berry Abrams.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Adora Godette and Faith Nadine Adams; and a brother, Howard Leroy Fields.
A memorial service was held at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church in Yellow Springs on May 10. Family graveside services were held at Westwood Cemetery on May 11.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilberforce University, Wilberforce Ohio, in the name of Ruth Matthews Howard.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 14, 1996, p. 2.
Columbus -- Angela Howard-Crosby of Columbus, formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003.
She was born in Oberlin and graduated from [OHS in 1964 and from] Ohio Dominican College (St. Mary's of the Springs).
Mrs. Howard-Crosby was employed by the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department for more than 30 years until her retirement and was a funeral director at Crosby Funeral Home, Columbus.
Survivors include her daughter Leeza R. Crosby (Lisa R. Howard); sister, Constance Crosby-Guire; and one granddaughter, one aunt, a niece, great-niece and great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Howard; and her parents, the Rev. Normal C. Crosby and Eva Mae Parker-Crosby.
Services were Jan. 17 in Mount Olivet Baptist Church and burial was Jan. 18 in Eastlawn Cemetery, both in Columbus.
Crosby Funeral Home handled arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Friday, February 14, 2003.
Alfred William Fritz Hubbard
Alfred “Fritz” Hubbard, [OHS ’25, OC ’29, died] September [August 30,] 1993, in Urbana, Ill. He was 85. Following receipt of his Oberlin A.B. degree in English and physical education, he earned a Ph.D. degree in physical education at U. Illinois, later to retire there as professor of physical education and director of UI’s Sports Psychology Laboratory. Earlier, he taught courses and coached sports at St. Johnsbury Academy in Oregon and at Reed Coll. Winner of the first President’s Award of the North American Society for Sport and Physical Activity, he lectured widely on athletics in the United States and abroad. His wife, the former Annabelle Leicht ’33, and brother Deane ’28, preceded him in death. His brother Robert ’32 survives.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1993, p. 53.
Services Held on Saturday For Deane O.
Deane O. Hubbard, 53, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Deane Hubbard, 73 S. Professor, died Wednesday, March 11 at his home in Darien, Conn.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Christ Church with Rev. James Wells, rector of St. Paul’s Church, Lewiston, N. Y., assisted by Rev. Edward W. Jones, officiating.
Interment was in Westwood Cemetery.
Mr. Hubbard, born in Cleveland Jan. 19, 1906, graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1924] and attended Oberlin College for two years before transferring to Case Institute of Technology, where he received his BS in chemistry in 1931. He received the degree of chemical engineer from Case in 1936.
Mr. Hubbard was a member of the American Chemical Society; Electrochemical Society; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; and the Society of Professional Engineers. He was active in the Episcopal Church.
Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine Hopkins; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Cheshire, teacher at Eastwood School; a son, Edward W., student at Case; and two brothers, Dr. Alfred W., on the faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Illinois, and Robert D., economic stabilizer officer of the Regional Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 19, 1959, p. 4B.
Norman S. Hubbard
Norman S. Hubbard, a traffic supervisor of the New York Telephone Company and an employee of the company for the last twenty-one years, died on Wednesday at his home, 114-56 176th Street, St. Albans, Queens. Mr. Hubbard, who was born fifty-three years ago of Congregationalist missionary parents in Foochow, China, was graduated [from Oberlin High School in 1911 and] from Yale in 1916. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Katherine M. Hubbard, and a son, Norman S. Hubbard, Jr.
The New York Times, New York, NY, Friday, September 21, 1945, p. 21.
Oscar E. Hubbard
Oscar E. Hubbard, 93, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, died in his sleep on July 11, at his home.
Dr. Hubbard was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in Oberlin where he [graduated from OHS in 1921 and he] also received his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College in 1925. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1930, interned at Church Home and Infirmary in Baltimore and was a resident at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Hubbard then served at the Yale University Institute of Human Relations in New Haven, as a psychiatrist at the Fairfield State Hospital in Newton, Connecticut, and a fellow in child psychiatry at the Louisville Child Guidance Clinic.
Prior to World War II, he was director of the Child Guidance Clinic in Buffalo, New York. Mr. Hubbard served as a Lt. Colonel in the USAF during World War II and the Korean War. Following the war, he was the psychiatrist first at the Houston and then at the Dallas Veterans Hospitals after which he served as the chief of the Mental Health Division for the Territory of Alaska.
He then became a professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical School before moving to New York City and becoming an electroencephalographer at the Bronx State Hospital. He completed his career at the NY City Rikers Island Prison from which he retired at 87.
His avocations included figure skating and ice dancing which he continued into his 90th year.
At one time, Mr. Hubbard delivered the local newspaper in Oberlin as a youngster and set type for the press as well. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Robison, a son, G. David Hubbard, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held in the Church of St. John the Evangelist by Father Sullivan on July 14. Interment was in Manhattan, New York.
The family suggest memorial contributions may be made to REW Foundations, 217 Lincoln St., Winthrop, MA 02152.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 22, 1997, p. 3.
Robert D. Hubbard, Civil defense official, 89
Robert D. Hubbard of Boulder, an assistant regional director of civil defense, died Jan. 28. He was 89.
No services were held. There was cremation.
He was born Jan. 6, 1912, in Lakewood, Ohio [and graduated from OHS in 1928]. In 1938, he married Elizabeth Gillett.
Hubbard served on the faculties at American University, the University of Denver and the University of Colorado.
He was co-founder and first president of the Colorado Senior Lobby. He also founded Morrison's first Boy Scout troop and was a member and president of Red Rocks Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Allen, Laurance and Philip; and a daughter, Alice.
The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado, February 8, 2001, p. B-5.
Ruth M. Hubbard
Ruth M. Hubbard, 80, of Waco, Texas, a former resident of Oberlin, died at her home on Dec. 20.
Born in Charleston, Illinois, on Sept. 22, 1902, she grew up in Oberlin [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1920.]. Her father, George D. Hubbard, was professor of geology at Oberlin College from 1910-1936 and continued to live here until his death in 1958.
She graduated from Oberlin College in 1924, and received the AM degree in 1925 and the PhD in 1927 from the University of Minnesota. From 1947 until she retired in1966 she was chief clinical psychologist at the VA Hospital in Waco. Through all these years she had maintained her membership in First Church.
She is survived by a brother, Oscar Hubbard of New York City, and a sister Marjorie (Mrs. Anthony) Silvester of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Graveside services were last Thursday afternoon at Westwood Cemetery with Rev. John Elder officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 30, 1982, p. 2.
Ruth M[arilla] Hubbard died Dec. 20, 1982, in Waco, Tex., where she lived since 1947. She retired in 1966 as chief psychologist at the VA Hospital in Waco. After her retirement she traveled in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and Istanbul.
Miss Hubbard was born Sept. 22, 1902, in Charleston, Ill. [and graduated from OHS in 1920 and Oberlin College in 1924]. She was the daughter of George D. Hubbard, professor of geology and geography (1910-36), for whom a scholarship fund was created in his name at Oberlin. When he died in 1958, Mrs. Hubbard moved from Oberlin to live with Ruth until her death in 1968.
Before joining the Waco hospital staff in 1948, Miss Hubbard was a psychologist at the Cleveland and Rochester Child Guidance Clinics, the Kalamazoo (Mich.) State Hospital and in family services in Detroit. She was also a lecturer at Western Reserve U., Wayne State, U. Mich., and U. Texas. In addition, she was the author of many articles in professional publications.
Miss Hubbard was a Fellow of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, was an officer and president of the Detroit, Michigan, Texas and Southwestern Psychology Assns., and was a Diplomate in clinical psychology for the American Board of Professional Psychologists. In addition, she was listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Texas Women of Distinction and Personalities of the South.
Miss Hubbard received the MA in 1925 and the PhD in 1927 from U. Minnesota. She also studied at Columbia.
She leaves sister Marjorie Silvester ’35 [OHS ‘30] and brother Oscar ’25 [OHS ‘21]. Services and burial were in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1983, p. 56.
Greta Huber, 18, a lifelong resident of Oberlin and a senior at Oberlin High School, died Feb. 17 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland, of injuries suffered in an auto-van accident in Cleveland Feb. 13.
She is survived by her parents, Richard and Jo Huber of Oberlin; a sister, Molly of Oberlin; maternal grandmother, Mary Limbird of Milan; and paternal grandmother, Clara Huber of Los Angeles.
A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meeting rooms.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 78 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02108-3497; or Habitat for Humanity, Americus, Ga.; or Storer Camps, 7620 S. Stony Lake Rd., Jackson, Mich. 49201.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 25, 1988, p. 5.
Richard Anthony Hudnell
Richard Anthony Hudnell, 56, of Oberlin, passed away at EMH Regional Medical Center, Monday, November 8, 2010, after a short illness. He was born July 27, 1954 [and graduated from OHS in 1973].
He worked as a research lab mechanic for NASA in Cleveland for 30 years, retiring in 2006. Richard was past president of Oberlin Kiwanis, member of Open Spaces City of Oberlin, American Legion and VFW.
He enjoyed playing drums, ice skating, riding motorcycles, working on classic cars and CB radios and computers, listening to classic rock and roll and taking his grandson fishing.
Richard is survived by his wife, Catherine M. Hudnell of Oberlin; mother, Marjorie Gatlin Hudnell of Oberlin; daughters, Alison M. Hudnell [OHS ‘94] of Oberlin, Elizabeth A. Hudnell [OHS ‘98] of Heflin, Louisiana, Catrinia R. Kubur [OHS 2002] of West Bloomfield, Michigan; grandson, Richard Grant Ryon Hudnell of Ohio; four grandchildren; brothers, Brian Hudnell [OHS ‘79] of Ashland and Chris Hudnell [OHS ‘84] of Oberlin and sister, Lisa Hudnell [OHS ‘74] of Elyria and Laura Hudnell [OHS ‘75].
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Hudnell.
Graveside services are Thursday, November 11, 2010, 12 P.M., at Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin. Pastor Brian Kenyon, of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling local arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
Thomas Herman Hudnell, 78, of Oberlin, died Dec. 11, 1998.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Marie Hudnell, he grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1939, where he was a star athlete.
He attended Oberlin College 1939-40 and later attended New York City College.
Mr. Hudnell was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving in Normandy and the Rhineland. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, EAME Theater Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, and the Victory Medal.
Mr. Hudnell worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Cleveland and in New York City, retiring in December 1982 as an administrative assistant in the Department of Social Services in New York City.
He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, Oberlin, and was a volunteer at Allen Memorial Hospital, a Grandparent Reader at Eastwood School, and also drove the Senior Citizens’ bus.
Survivors include his sister, Geraldine Simons of Columbus; two daughters, Rev. Rosa Burgee of Los Angeles and Laura Hudnell of New York City; and one grandson.
Mr. Hudnell’s body was donated to Case Western Reserve University for medical research.
Photograph caption: Thomas Hudnell.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 26, 1999, p. 2.
Herbert E. Huffman, 59, of Oberlin, was pronounced dead on arrival at Allen Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born in Oberlin, he was a lifelong resident [and a 1948 graduate of Oberlin High School].
He retired as a master sergeant in the Air Force in 1966 after 16 years of service. He worked for Oberlin College in the audiovisual department.
He also worked for 18 years at Lorain County Community College in the audiovisual department and operated Huffman Electronics out of his home. He was also a ham radio operator.
He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and served on its board of trustees. He was in charge of the church’s audio equipment.
Survivors include his wife, Aola (nee Jenkins), and a sister, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Payne of Oberlin.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Cowling Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Fred Steen officiating.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 12, 1989, p. 2.
Alice H. Hughes
Alice H. Hughes, 87, of Oberlin, died at Allen Memorial Hospital on Sept. 27 after a short illness.
Born in Pittsfield Township, she was a longtime resident of Oberlin [and a 1925 graduate of Oberlin High School].
She attended Oberlin College from 1925-28 and earned the LL.B. degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School in 1942.
During World War II she inspected landing craft for the Navy. She also worked for the FBI and was a retired lawyer.
Ms. Hughes enjoyed flower gardening, animals and needlework.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was preceded in death by her father, Orville John Hughes; her mother, Delia L. (nee Shaughnessy); a sister, Sr. Jonnes; and a brother, John H. Hughes.
Graveside services were Sept. 30 at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria. The Rev. Jim Gordon read from the Book of Psalms.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 4, 1994, p. 5.
J. [Lois] Irene Hughes
J. [Lois] Irene Hughes (nee Huffman), 71, of Oberlin, died at home on March 13 following a long illness.
Born in Logan, Ohio, she had made here home in this area for the past 40 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest, to whom she was married 40 years; a daughter, Linda Streator of Oberlin; sons, Robert Wetherbee Sr. of Independence, Ky., and Glenn and Harry Wetherbee, both of Wellington; sisters, Mae Broome and Helen Nicholson, both of Oberlin, and Betty Ann Princehorn of Medina; brothers, William Huffman of Cincinnati and Earl Huffman of Elyria; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
Services were Saturday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Leland Howard officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 19, 1991, p. 2.
Joannes Hughes [Sister Joannes Marie, nee Gertrude Mary Hughes], [died] Feb. 20, 1986, in Richfield, Ohio. After graduation [from OHS in 1923 and Oberlin College in 1928], she received a fellowship in the program of education for social work from U. Cincinnati, but instead she began her life work as a Sister of Charity of St. Augustine. In 1935 she received her A.M. degree at Western Reserve U. She taught French, social studies, and languages at St. Augustine Academy in Lakewood, Ohio, and St. Luke’s Sch. Later, she became the medical staff librarian at St. John’s Hospital in Cleveland, a position she held until she retired. She leaves a sister, Alice H. [OC] ’29.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin College, Summer 1986, p. 60.
John H. Hughes
John Harold Hughes, 70, owner of the Hughes Packing Co. on Rt. 20 E from 1942 to 1963, was pronounced dead Saturday at Allen Hospital after being stricken with an apparent heart attack in his home on Hale Rd.
Born in Elyria on Nov. 14, 1903, Hughes was a cattleman in Florida in the 1920’s and 30’s.
He lived in Oberlin most of his life[, was a 1924 graduate of OHS,] and was a member of the Beaver Creek Gun Club. He had been ailing for several months following major surgery.
Surviving are his wife, Frances, and two sisters, Alice Hughes of Oberlin and Sister Joannes, CSA of Cleveland.
He was the son of the late Orville and Delia Hughes of Oberlin.
Funeral services were held yesterday in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Ivanko officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 10, 1974, p. 6.
E. Hughes Jr.
Oberlin—Leonard E. Hughes Jr., 51, died suddenly yesterday at 4 p.m. in his home, 268 Grafton Rd. Dr. Paul Kopsch, Lorain County coroner, ruled death was due to natural causes, probably a heart ailment.
Mr. Hughes was born in Cleveland June 26, 1909, and was employed in the stock room of the General Industries Co., Elyria. He was a veteran of World War II and saw extensive service in the European Theater.
His father Leonard E. Hughes Sr., Oberlin, survives.
Friends will be received in the Cowling-Stang Funeral Home where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Sumner, pastor of Rust Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, June 23, 1961, p. 10.
Harrison H. Hull, 63, son of Mrs. Anna Hull of 270 W. Lorain, died Monday in Ashland. Born in Oberlin on April 15, 1912, Mr. Hull graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1929] and attended Ohio State University and the Oberlin School of Commerce. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He retired from the Columbia Gas Co. in 1974, after over 30 years of service, being a member of their Quarter Century Club.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Bittinger, and a son, James B., both of Ashland; a brother, Wilbur, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Wilmah Hull Lauer, of Elyria.
Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Denbow and Trimm Funeral Home in Ashland.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 2, 1975, p. 6.
Hold Services For Mrs. Eudora Hull
Mrs. K. Eudora Hull, 92, sister of Mrs. A. R. Kimpton and G. A. Paige with whom she lived, died at the Kimpton home on E. College St. on Saturday at 9 p.m.
She had lived in Oberlin for the last nine years, coming here from New York State.
Mrs. Hull was born in Oberlin on Sept. 11, 1861 and she graduated from [OHS in 1880 and from] Oberlin College in 1886. In 1892 she married Rev. Walter G. Hull, a Methodist minister of the central New York district.
Survivors are her brother and sister. One daughter preceded her in death.
A short prayer service was held on Monday with Rev. R. L. Krepps of First Methodist Church conducting the service. Burial services will be held in Syracuse, N. Y.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 22, 1953, p. 4.
Wilbur S. Hull
Wilbur S. Hull, an Oberlin resident from 1910 to 1928, died on Aug. 3 in Cape Coral, Fla., after a long illness. Mr. Hull, 67, had lived in Cape Coral for seven years.
Born in Oberlin on Jan. 27, 1910, Mr. Hull graduated from Oberlin High School in 1928 , and then went to General Motors’ technological school in Flint, Mich. Mr. Hull was the plant manager for GM at Grand Blanc, Mich., before moving to Florida.
Surviving are his wife, Marion M. Hull; one son, Neil, of Birmingham, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Calos of Alfred, N.Y.; his mother, Mrs. J. A. Hull of Elyria; one sister, Wilmah Jean Lauer of Elyria; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in Fort Myers, Fla. The body was cremated.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 11, 1977, p. 2.
[Winifred] Ruth Hume
July 19, 1915 - February 18, 2012
- daughter of Fred C. Ruth and Alice Powers Ruth of Ohio, was born in 1915 in Columbus, Ohio, and died at Absolut of Aurora Park, East Aurora, New York, on February 18, 2012. A graduate of [OHS in 1932 and] Oberlin College, with a Master’s Degree from Canisius College, Ms. Hume taught high school English for over 23 years at schools in California and New York State. She retired from Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, New York. She later taught adult writing workshops through the Gowanda Central Schools, and was a member of Writers’ Guild of America. Her novel, A Vision Feminine, was published in 2002, and she completed a second book titled The Psychic Connection: Stories From Your Life. Other publications appeared in Fisk University’s alumni magazine, as well as in Progressive Teacher and The Music Journal. A violinist, she gave concerts at nursing homes in Western New York in the 1990s. She was married to The Rev. Myron K. Hume (died 1954) and later to Louis Russell (died 1996). She was pre-deceased by her parents and by sister Alice Senko [OHS ‘34] and brother Ralph Ruth. She is survived by son Elliott (Carol) Hume of Clarence, New York; daughter Diana (John Edwards) Hume George of Venango, Pennsylvania, step-son David (Vicky Luine) Russell of Brooklyn, New York, and step-daughter Marsha (Jerislaw) Chudy of West Seneca, as well as nine grandchildren and many great grand-children.
Services are private. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380. Arrangements by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.
Helen Marjorie Hull Hummeland
Mrs. Arne B. Hummeland (H. Marjorie Hull) died suddenly
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Oliver B. Humphrey Dies Following Operation
Funeral of Well Known Young Man Is Held on Thursday Afternoon
Oliver B. [Byron Oliver] Humphrey, known to his many friends as Bob, died at Allen Hospital at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Humphrey had been operated upon for appendicitis on Sunday. Peritonitis had developed and the disease was in too advanced stage to permit of his recovery.
Mr. Humphrey, a young man of 33, had been employed in the Iron Fireman department of the T. O. Murphy Co. He was industrious and attentive to business and had the esteem of those who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Humphrey of West Russia, his bride of five months, a brother, Cecil, of Oberlin and a sister, Mrs. Margery Worthington of Elyria. [He graduated from OHS in 1924.]
Funeral services were held at the Sedgeman parlors Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The service was read by James F. Miskovsky in the absence of Rev. Louis E. Daniels, rector of Chris Episcopal church. Burial was made at Westwood. Mr. Humphrey was a member of Oberlin Lodge No. 380 F. and A. M. and a Masonic service was performed at the grave.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, August 20, 1937, p. 1.
Former Oberlin Woman [Mrs. Lulu Hunley]
Mrs. Lulu Hunley, 50, died in Cleveland last Saturday, and was buried in Westwood Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Hunely was formerly Lulu Cowan of Groveland street [and was a 1902 graduate of OHS]. She is survived by her mother and brother, Harvey, at home, Mrs. William Mollereson of Chicago, Mrs. Gaston and James Cowan of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Floy White of Cleveland. Rev. Nicholas Van der Pyl had charge of the services.
Mrs. Hunley was the widow of Prince Hunley, who for many years worked at the Hotel Hollenden in Cleveland, and became very well known through his aid to the state in the Billy Whitla kidnapping case.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, December 20, 1935, p. 1.
Ida Alexander Gibbs Hunt, Educator, Pan-Africanist, Writer
Ida Gibbs Hunt, one of the early black women college graduates in the United States, was a teacher, social and civic activist, and author of journal and newspaper articles. Her concern was with advancing humanity and social justice. She was involved in three Pan-African congresses, serving variously as lecturer, planner, and conference participant. She was a product of the middle-class black society of the 1800s and 1900s that prepared its children to make a difference in black America.
Born on November 16, 1862, in Victoria, British Columbia, Ida Alexander Gibbs Hunt was one of five children born to Mifflin Wistar Gibbs (1823-1915), a Philadelphia native, and Maria Ann Alexander Gibbs (d. 1904), a Kentuckian. The other Gibbs children were Horace E. (b. 1864), Donald F., and Harriet Aletha Gibbs Marshall (1868-1941) [OHS class of 1883]. Harriet became known as an educator, concert pianist, writer, and the founder of the Washington Conservatory of Music. A fifth child died before reaching adolescence…
One of First Black Women to Receive Bachelor’s Degree
Ida Hunt studied in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1872 to 1876, then in the local public schools from 1876 to about 1879 [when she graduated from OHS]. She completed her senior year of high school in Oberlin [College]’s Preparatory Department and became a boarding student at Oberlin. Hunt received a bachelor of arts in English in the 1884 graduating class, which included three black women who were among the early African American women to earn bachelor’s degrees from an American college. Mary Eliza Church (later Terrell) [also OHS class of 1879] and Hunt were friends before they entered Oberlin, classmates in the preparatory department, and dormitory roommates during their freshman and senior years in college. The third black woman to graduate with them was Anna Julia Cooper. These women became successful and were well known for their work as educators, leaders, and civil rights activists. Around 1885 Hunt reentered the Conservatory of Music to further develop her musical talent.
That same year Hunt joined here family in Little Rock for a while and became a missionary. Although the dates of her work during this period are unknown, for two years she taught Latin and mathematics in the State Normal School (now Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College), in Huntsville, Alabama. Illness compelled her to return to Oberlin in 1889. Between 1889 and 1892 she studied at Oberlin, receiving an M.A. degree in 1892… Roland Bauman, [Oberlin College archivist,] who wrote Hunt’s biography for Dorothy Salem’s African-American Women, notes that between 1892 and 1895 Hunt apparently was principal of the Preparatory Department in the State Normal School (now Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) in Tallahassee, Florida…
In 1895 Hunt joined her Oberlin classmates Terrell and Cooper at the M Street High School (later Dunbar Senior High School) in Washington, D.C., where the women had been invited to teach. Hunt taught English, a position she held until 1904 when she married William Henry Hunt (1869-1951). William Hunt had been secretary to Mifflin Gibbs while Gibbs was U.S. consul to Madagascar at Tamatave. When Gibbs resigned in 1901 due to advanced age, Hunt was appointed to the position. Because William Hunt received various assignments as U.S. consul, the Hunts spent the next twenty-seven years abroad. William Hunt’s work took him to Tamatave (1904-06); St. Etienne, France (1906-26); Guadeloupe, in the West Indies (1927-28); St. Michaels, in the Azores (1929); and Monrovia, Liberia (1931-32). In late 1932 the Hunts resettled in Washington when William Hunt was reassigned to the State Department for a brief period. He retired from public service in 1932 and died on December 19, 1951.
Pursues Literary and Civil Interests
Hunt was a woman of many interests and talents and devoted her energies to organizations, especially international ones, that supported peace, women’s suffrage, civil rights, and human and social justice in general. She joined Coralie Franklin Cook, Rosetta E. Lawson, Josephine Beall Bruce, and other black women in founding the first YWCA in the District of Columbia, which was incorporated on June 30, 1905. Later she was a board member of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA. While the extent of her involvement is unknown, she figured in the Niagara Movement, the forerunner of the NAACP. Her presence in France between 1906 and 1926 put her in convenient position to become active in the Pan-African congresses held in Paris. Hunt was assistant secretary of the first congress held in 1919 and a participant in the second held in 1921. She and W. E. B. DuBois cochaired the committee that planned the third conference held in London in 1923, when she presented a paper titled “The Coloured Race and the League of Nations.”
Hunt was active with the Red Cross in France and in the United States as well. She was also a member of the Femmes de France, the Club Franco-Etranger, the Book Lovers Club, the Bethel Literary Society, the NAACP, the Washington Welfare Association, and the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom.
In addition to her lectures to teacher’s associations and other organizations and audiences, Hunt published several articles in the Journal of Negro History, the Negro History Bulletin, and in newspapers in the United States and abroad. Her articles included “The Price of Peace” (1938), “Civilization and the Darker Races,” (n.d.), and “Recollections of Frederick Douglass” (1953). For the most part, her lectures and writings enabled her to present the ideas of racial progress and reform she had gleaned from her experiences on the three continents where she had lived…
Hunt died at her home, 1215 Ingraham Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., on December 19, 1957. Although she was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in the city, final services were held at the McGuire funeral home with Daniel G. Hill, dean of the Howard University School of Religion, officiating. She was buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. The Hunts had no children.
Ida Gibbs Hunt served the community well. Her work demonstrated her concern for education, cultural development, and civil and women’s rights. Her views are preserved in the articles she published on these issues…
Jessie Carney Smith, ed., Notable Black American Women, Book II, Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Inc. (1996), pp. 212-213.
Mrs. W. J. [Bertha] Hunter
Mrs. Bertha L. Hunter, 74, of 548 Cornell Ave., died in Elyria Memorial Hospital yesterday morning following an illness of two years.
An Elyria resident 50 years [and a 1915 graduate of OHS], she was born in Henrietta Township, Jan. 14, 1896. Her husband, William J. Hunter, died in 1968.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George F. (Lois) Chorak; a son, Howard C. Coven, both of Elyria; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Estelle Mennel, living in California.
Services will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Huron.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, October 8, 1970, p. 38.
Paula M. Huntington
Columbus -- Paula M. Huntington, 45, of Columbus, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. [She was a 1976 graduate of OHS.]
She was employed with the United Methodist Children's Home as a youth specialist.
Mrs. Huntington was a member of Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies.
Survivors include her husband, Ira Huntington; sons Terrance L. and Timothy L. Williams, both of Lorain; stepson, Kyle Williams of Cincinnati; stepdaughter, Kristaline Williams of Columbus; brother, Craig Gibbs of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters Brenda Dean and Johanna Cash, both of Lorain, and Marsha Gibbs of Oberlin; and eight grandchildren, three aunts and nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brenton W. and Gertrude D. (nee Huffman) Gibbs.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St. Clair Ave. Sherman Watkins will officiate. In Oberlin friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 380 W. Lincoln St. District Elder Laurence Nevels will officiate. Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
J. Martin Smith Mortuary, Columbus, is handling arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, June 5, 2003.
Katharine Burgner Huntley
Katharine “Trink” Burgner Huntley, former Oberlin resident, died June 19 in a nursing home in Ann Arbor, Mich., after a long illness.
She grew up in Oberlin and graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1920 and from] Oberlin College in 1924.
Survivors include her husband, Frank, an Oberlin [High School] classmate; a son, Christopher; daughters, Janet Linde and Sylvia Horowitz; and a sister, Rebecca Decherd of Ft. Myers, Fla.
Former Oberlin resident Katharine Huntley, who died June 19 in Chelsea, Mich., a suburb of Ann Arbor, is survived by her husband, Frank; three sons, John, Christopher, and James; two daughters, Janet Linde and Sylvia Horowitz; a sister, Rebecca Decherd; and 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Huntley (nee Burgner) would have turned 90 on July 1. Services were held June 25 in Ann Arbor.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesdays, June 29 & July 6, 1997, p. 2.
R. C. Huntley, Former Oberlin Resident,
Word was received in Oberlin last Saturday of the sudden death of Reginald Cecil Huntley, in Sturgis, Michigan, February 4, of pneumonia.
Mr. Huntley, president of the Sturgis Posture Chair Company, was a graduate of the Oberlin High School in 1919 and of Oberlin College in 1923. He was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. George A. Huntly, for many years residents of Oberlin. His brother, Frank Huntley, was a former instructor in the English department of Oberlin College.
Mr. Huntley is survived by his wife, Mary VanBuren Huntley (Oberlin Conservatory, ’21) and one daughter, Mary Dana.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 10, 1944, p. 4.
Edwin H[arrison] Hurd, 53, of Vermilion, former Oberlin resident, died March 12 at Lorain Community Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Lafayette, Ind., he graduated from Oberlin High School [class of 1957] and moved to Vermilion 32 years ago. He served in the Army from 1960-62.
He was a route supervisor for Lorain Music for five years and had previously owned and operated Dellefield Auto Body in Amherst.
He was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational in Vermilion, had served on the Vermilion Parks Board and as commissioner of the Vermilion city league baseball program.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn; a daughter, Christine Solnick of Lorain; a son, Daniel G. of Amherst; his mother and stepfather, Eleanor and Steve Ronez of Amherst; sisters, Mary Carruthers of Amherst, Joan Wilhelm of Altoona, Pa., and Rosie Riddle of Findlay; a brother, Thomas E. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandsons.
Services were Friday afternoon in the Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion, with the Rev. Louis Bertoni officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 19, 1991, p. 2.
Beverly Jane Hurst
Beverly Jane Hurst, 79, of Kensington, Maryland, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2012. She was born in Oberlin, on January 16, 1933 to Janie (Burgess) and Alvin Scott, Sr. [and graduated from OHS in 1951].
She was the beloved wife of Charles G. Hurst, Jr.; mother of Chaverly (Larry) Osborne; grandmother of Larry “Trey” and Allantra Osborne.
She is survived by sisters, Patricia Knight [OHS ‘62], Robin Rudolph, Rosalind Sunahara; brothers, Donald Scott [OHS ‘46], Billy Scott, Alvin L. Scott [OHS ‘46], Charles Scott [OHS ‘68], and Everette Scott; and by many loving family members and friends.
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 10 A.M. to the 11 A.M. funeral service. Interment private.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, February 06, 2012.
Howard Gibson Hurst
Former resident and Oberlin native Howard G. Hurst of Tampa, Florida died Dec. 31. He was 67.
Mr. Hurst was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1934 . He had been a member of the St. Petersburg Gulf Coast Symphony in the violin section and was associated with real estate in Tampa.
Surviving Mr. Hurst are his wife Dorothy; two sons, David DeVage and John Howard, both of Tampa; one daughter, Cynthia A. Schultz of Greenwood Lake, New York; a sister, Mrs. Maxine Broud of Monroeville; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Leota Gibson is an aunt and Allyn and Harold Gibson, all of Oberlin, are cousins.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 21, 1982, p. 2.
Melvin Charles Hurst, 76, of LaGrange, brother of Virginia Bickel of Oberlin, died Nov. 8 after being stricken at home.
Born in Camden Township, he was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1937.
A farmer, he retired in 1987. He had served with the Navy during World War II.
He was a member of East Oberlin Community Church.
Other survivors include a brother, Donald, of Fredericksburg, Texas; and three other sisters, Margaret Adler of Racine, Wis., Mary Jane Neumann of Wellington and Carol J. Geiger of LaGrange.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona A., in 1992; and his parents, Morris L. and Emma M. (nee Elmes).
Services were Nov. 11 in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Reynolds of East Oberlin Community Church officiating.
Burial was in Camden Cemetery in Camden Township.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 14, 1995, p. 5.
Edith Evelyn Husted
Edith Evelyn Husted died June 16, 1988, in Claremont, Calif. Born in Oberlin Feb. 12, 1892, she [graduated from OHS in 1909, was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1915, and] retired as a missionary. She leaves a sister, two nieces, and two nephews.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1988, p. 55.
Gertrude A. Husted
Oberlin -- Gertrude A. Husted (nee Van Ausdale), 89, of Oberlin, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at her home.
She was born April 8, 1914, in Oberlin, where she lived all her life. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1933.
She retired as a clerk with Oberlin Municipal Court in 1976. She was a member of Kipton Community Church.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Husted of Pickerington, Ohio; daughters Anne Husted-Hartle of Vermilion and Jean Wright of Pataskala, Ohio; brother, John ''Scott'' Van Ausdale of Oberlin; sister, Dorothy Kern of Oberlin; and 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ralph E. Husted, in 1999; parents Silas Samuel ''Scott'' and Sarah (nee Baxter) Van Ausdale; brothers Carl, Lloyd and Ted Van Ausdale; and sisters Opal Papworth and May Hall.
Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper St., Wakeman. The Rev. Lee Stull will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kipton Community Church, 511 Church St., Kipton, OH 44049; or New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, August 23, 2003.
Howard Hurlburt Husted
Howard H. Husted died March 31, 1979, at Smithville-Western Care Center, near Wooster, Ohio. He was born March 21, 1890, in Troy, Ohio, but spent his youth in Oberlin [where he graduated from OHS in 1908]. He was the son of Daniel (Academy 1880-83) and Elizabeth Hurlburt (Academy 1883-85) Husted. Mr. Husted married Edith Knapp ’14 in 1917 and they moved to Youngsville, Pa., where he operated Equitable Life, a general insurance agency, for 40 years.
He was a member of many civic organizations, including Youngsville Kiwanis and American Legion [World War I veteran].
After his wife died in 1973, he sold his home in Pennsylvania and moved to Wooster to live with his daughter, Betty, who survives. He also leaves sons Warren and Theodore, sisters Anne Deeter’17 and Edith Husted ’15, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His granddaughter, Rev. Karen P. Husted, assisted the pastor at the funeral service.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1979, p. 41.
H. E. Husted, Oberlin Native, Dies at 61
Hubert E. Husted, a native of Oberlin and a former teacher here, died Saturday in Charity Hospital, Cleveland, after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were Monday in Lakewood. Burial was in Xenia.
Mr. Husted was born here in 1886, the son of Dr. and Mrs. H. G. Husted. His father was a dentist here for many years, and the family home was at 182 Elm St.
Following his graduation [from Oberlin High School in 1903 and] from Oberlin College in 1908, Mr. Husted studied at Cornell University and taught mathematics and physics in high school classes.
He was a teacher in the Oberlin schools from 1910 to 1913 and in the Oberlin Academy from 1913 to 1914 and 1915 to 1916. He was also connected with the Rogers Academy in Rogers, Ark., and was in charge of the academy of Drury College, Springfield, Mo.
In 1916 he joined the Garfield Savings Bank, Cleveland, as bookkeeper. When that bank merged with the Cleveland Trust Co., Mr. Husted became an officer in the real estate loan department. Eight years ago he was made manager of the safe deposit department of the Cleveland Trust. At the time of his death he supervised safety deposit operations in the main office and all branch banks.
An amateur wood carver, he made a complete set of miniature furniture in scale before buying his home in Lakewood.
Surviving are his wife, R…, his mother, Alberta, and a sister, Mrs. J. B. Wolfe.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 20, 1947, p. 2.
Ethel Virginia Huston
Ethel Virginia Huston (nee Phillips), 82, of Oberlin, died April 4 at Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, she was a [1936 graduate of OHS, a] 1940 graduate of Oberlin College and also attended the Oberlin School of Commerce.
She was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes, and was a history buff.
Survivors include three sons, Mark of Oberlin, Phil of Dayton and Larry of Oakland, Calif.; a daughter, Jane Counseller of Fairfield, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; parents Wilbur and Jessie (nee Fisher) Phillips; and sisters Marjorie Phillips, Julia Phillips and Ruth Reinhold.
Graveside services were held April 7 in Westwood Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. O. French Ball officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 11, 2000, p. 2.
Lorain - Logan Scott Huston Sr., 63, went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 7, 2011 at Community Health Partners Hospital in Lorain.
Logan was born January 6, 1948 in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1967]. He worked as an assembler and inspector for the Ford Plant in Lorain for 30 years, retiring in 1997. He then drove limousines for nine years for Touch of Class.
He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church in Oberlin and was an usher, trustee of the Pastor Parrish Board, president of United Methodist Men and a lay speaker. Logan took a mission trip to Haiti in 1985. He served as president of Local 425 Veterans and was a chaplain for Lorain County Vietnam Vets.
Logan enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, playing bass guitar, watching old movies and playing with his grandchildren.
He was survived by his wife, Mary Jane Huston, of Lorain; two sons, Logan S. Huston Jr., of Lorain, and Darryl (Dawn) Watson, of Amherst; a brother, Lawrence B. (Frances) Huston Jr. [OHS ‘64], of Salinas, Calif.; an uncle, aunt, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and five grandchildren.
Logan was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence B. Huston Sr., and his mother, Louisa Scott Huston [OHS ‘45].
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home at 228 S. Main St. in Oberlin. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. at Rust United Methodist Church in Oberlin. Pastor Lorenzo Smart will preside. Interment will follow in Westwood Cemetery in Elyria, with full military honors conducted by Post 1079. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lorain County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 258, Lorain OH 44052. Online condolences may be made at www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Morning Journal, Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
Louisa S. Huston
Louisa S. Huston, 68, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly on July 10 at Allen Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Oberlin, Mrs. Huston had lived here all of her life. She attended Oberlin High School (class of 1945) and graduated from the Erma Lee School of Cosmetology in Cleveland. She was a licensed beautician and also cared for many elderly people in Oberlin.
She was active in Rust United Methodist Church in Oberlin, serving on the Usher Board, singing in the Gospel Choir, aiding the Logos youth program, and coordinating the Church Floral Program.
Mrs. Huston was also a member of the Oberlin club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Martha Chapter 35 OES, and the board of the Oberlin Hot Meals Program.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; sons, Lawrence Jr. of Salinas, Calif., and Logan of Lorain; two grandsons; a sister, Annabelle Wahl of Oberlin; and a brother, Robert Scott of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by sisters Beatrice Jenkins, Margaret Smith, and Wilma Daniels.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Rust United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sadie Reynolds and the Rev. James Roberson officiating.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 12, 1994, p. 2.
Francis Hutchins, Berea College President Emeritus
Francis Stephenson Hutchins [OHS ‘19] ’23, president emeritus of Berea College, died November 28, 1988, in Berea, Kentucky, having suffered a stroke. He was born August 19, 1902, in Northfield, Massachusetts.
While an Oberlin student he traveled to China as a representative to the Shansi Memorial Schools. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree he returned to China as an instructor under the auspices of the Yale-in-China Association in Changsha, Hunan. After a year as instructor and acting head of the English Department at Shantung Christian university, he spent the following 11 years as Yale-in-China representative to Hunan-Yale Medical College (now Hunan Medical College), the Yali Union Middle School, and Hua Chung College, Wuchang. During this period he earned the M.A. degree in international relations from Yale and became executive secretary of the Changsha International Relief Committee, which administered funds in the city of Changsha and in Hunan Province.
In 1939 he was invited to become president of Berea College, in whose 1855 founding—for the purpose of educating the sons and daughters of Appalachians who had had no opportunity for a college education—Oberlin supporters and graduates played a major role. In becoming the college’s fifth president, he succeeded his father, who had been president for 19 years and joined a family tradition of distinction in academe; his brother, Robert Maynard Hutchins ’19, who died in 1977, had been president of the University of Chicago.
Among the highlights of Hutchins’s 28-year presidency was the re-admission of black students in 1950 following an amendment of Kentucky’s Day Law, which prohibited black and white students from attending school together. He also established the bachelor of science degree in nursing as well as degree programs in industrial arts and business administration. During his presidency the college’s budget and endowment increased fivefold. He was praised for guiding the college through troubled times; the last years of the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and the turbulent years of the sixties.
Following his retirement from Berea, in 1967, he resumed the position of Yale-in-China representative, working for several years in Hong Kong before returning to Berea, where he continued to be active in development work, taught courses on China, and maintained an office in Hutchins Library, named to honor both him and his father.
He was a charter member of the NATO U.S. Citizens Commission and a director of the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund, and he held a number of honorary doctorates, including one from Oberlin. He presented the commencement address at Oberlin’s 115th anniversary commencement exercises.
Survivors include his wife, the former Louise Gilman; three sons; one daughter; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Portrait photograph: Francis Hutchins
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1989, p. 39.
Charles H. “Mick” Hutchison, 71, of North Ridgeville, brother of Clinton Hutchison and Dorothy Justin of Oberlin, died last Friday at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935. A World War II Navy veteran, he served in the South Pacific.
Mr. Hutchison retired in 1980 as a machinist repairman after 40 years with Parker Hannifin Corp.
He was a member of First Congregational Church, North Ridgeville; Lorain County Rabbit and Cavy Breeders; Huron County Rabbit Breeders; American Rabbit Breeders; and Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club. He was a Boy Scout counselor, 4-H Club advisor, and actively showed hackney and Shetland ponies.
He is also survived by his wife, Florence, to whom he was married 50 years; a son, Robert V. of North Ridgeville; a daughter, Jean Wellert of Wakeman; a brother, Clifford of Elyria; and eight grandchildren.
Services were Monday afternoon at Bogner Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, with burial in North Ridgeville Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Hutchison may be made to the Lorain County 4-H Club.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 13, 1989, p. 2.
Clifford W. Hutchison, 71, of Elyria, brother of Clinton “Tom” Hutchison and of Dorothy Justin, both of Oberlin, died Jan. 14 at his home after a short illness.
He was born in Oberlin and was a graduate of Oberlin High School. In World War II, he served with Gen. George Patton’s Third Army and received the EAME service medal with two bronze stars.
An Elyria resident since 1966, Mr. Hutchinson had worked at Deco Plastic Molds Co., Elyria, for 19 years, retiring in 1963.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic church in Elyria and its Holy Name Society, and was a life member of both VFW Post 1079 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 49. He was a 71st Division Society member and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Other survivors include two sons, Clifford Jr. and Terry, both of Elyria; a daughter, Pamala Wielopolski of Ypsilanti, Mich.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, and by a brother, Charles.
Services were Saturday morning in the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, followed by Mass at St. Mary Church. The Rev. Charles Diedrick, associate pastor, was the celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 19, 1993, p. 2.
Eletha J. Huth
Lived with daughter
Eletha J[ane] Huth, 92, of Wellington[, a 1923 graduate of OHS,] died Friday at her home after a long illness.
She lived with her daughter since 1991.
Survivors include her daughter, Nora Boardman of Wellington and a brother, John A. Prosser of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E., in 1990, and her parents, Bert and Mabel (nee Weaver) Prosser.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Monday at the Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington.
The Rev. William Buckeye, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Wellington, will officiate.
Interment will be at Brookside Cemetery in Elyria.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, March 22, 1997, p. C2.
Robert P. Hyde
A Company, 526th Armored Infantry Battalion
Robert Preston Hyde, 90, of Wooster, died Friday, December 24, 2004 at his home from congestive heart failure. Memorial services will be held later in the spring. Contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. He was born in Pauri, India, to Methodist missionaries and came to the United States when he was 17 years old. He was a graduate [OHS in 1932 and] of Oberlin College, where he met his wife, Rosalie (Clelland) Hyde. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945, having fought in northern Europe at the Battle of the Bulge. He was manager of Westfield Insurance Companies until retirement and moved to Wooster in 1968. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife and children, Sandy of Northfield, VT; Carole of Menlo Park, CA; and Marilyn of Alexandria, VA.
526th Armored Infantry Battalion web site http://220.127.116.11/526th/526th/heros.htm