Romayne L. Ihrig
Romayne L. Ihrig, 94, Eustis,
died Friday. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora Chapel.
Orlando Sentinel, Fla.,
Sunday, September 2, 2007, p. B6.
Romayne L. Ihrig
Romayne L. Ihrig, 94, of Eustis,
Florida passed away on Friday, August 31, 2007. She was born December
15, 1912 in Paxton, Illinois to Hugh E. and Helen Louise (Armstrong)
Webber. [She graduated from OHS in 1930]. She moved from Columbus, Ohio
to Central Florida in 1944. She was a registered nurse. She
was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora.
Romayne was preceded in death by her
parents and her husband, Rodney Ihrig.
Romayne is survived by her two sons,
Rodney Paul Ihrig of Monteagle, Tennessee and John P. Song of Seoul,
Korea; one daughter, Louise Rottinghaus of Eustis, Florida; one sister,
Mary Alice Moffat of California; eight grandchildren and eleven
A memorial service for Mrs. Ihrig
will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 2 pm at the Allen J.
Harden Funeral Home Mount Dora Chapel.
In lieu of flowers contributions can
be made in Romayne's memory to the Centennial Christian School in
Seoul, Korea. Contributions can be mailed to 13 Hermosa Drive, Eustis,
Allen J. Harden Funeral Home
obituary, Mount Dora, Fla.,
Mrs. Sarah Inborden
The body of Mrs. Sarah Jane Inborden was brought to Oberlin on
Wednesday of last week for burial. Services were held at the old
homestead on East Vine street now occupied by C. B. Evans. Dr. Frank
Hugh Foster was the minister in charge. Interment was made in Westwood.
Sarah Jane Evans Inborden was born in Oberlin, November 30, 1866. She
graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1886], and later from Oberlin
college with the class of 1890. She married T. S. [Thomas Sewell]
Inborden September 26, 1891. Her husband and three children
survive—Julia, Dorothy and Wilson.
Mrs. Inborden was a niece of Sheridan S. Leary, who was killed at the
John Brown raid at Harper’s Ferry. She was also a cousin of John
A. Copeland, who was hung with John Brown on the same scaffold,--and a
niece of John Leary, for many years an eminent lawyer in North Carolina.
Following her graduation Mrs. Inborden entered the American missionary
work in 1890. She taught one year in Greenwood, S.C., two years in
Helena, Ark., two years in Albany, Ga., and thirty-one years in the
Joseph K. Brick school, Enfield, N.C. After a lingering illness of
several years Mrs. Inborden was taken seriously sick May 7, 1928, and
passed away at eleven-thirty p.m. May 12. She went into a sleep about
two o’clock in the afternoon, from which she never consciously
Mrs. Inborden was a member, since early childhood, of the Second
Congregational church of Oberlin. She was an excellent wife and
mother—a woman of great prudence, and entered heartily into all
school and community activities. She was an exacting teacher, and
taught by personal example.
Mrs. Inborden’s father was Wilson B. Evans, who came here from
North Carolina in 1854, in an ox cart and bought the home property
which is now owned by a son who still lives there. Mr. Evans was an
active participant in the Oberlin and Wellington rescue which took
place in 1859. He was imprisoned in Cuyahoga county jail with Ora Datus
Wall, Charles Langston and Professor Peck.
The Oberlin News,
Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 22, 1928, p. 1.
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ A.
Ingersoll (nee Feichtner), 87, of Vermilion died Tuesday at Anchor
Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain after a lengthy illness.
Born in Oberlin [and a member of the
OHS class of 1931], she moved to Vermilion in 1993 from Amherst.
She was a bank teller for Lorain
County Bank, now known as FirstMerit, retiring in 1975 after 20 years
She was also a member of TOPS in
Survivors include her sons Charles E.
Jackson of Wakeman and William Jackson of Vermillion; 18 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; and a stepdaughter, Joan Forney of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her
first husband, Lawrence; her second husband, F.A. Ingersoll; a stepson,
Stanley Ingersoll; and a brother, Jack Ward.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until
the time of services at noon on Saturday at the Old Stone United
Methodist Church, 553 Main St., Amherst.
The Rev. Peter Kerlin, pastor, will
Burial will be at Camden Cemetery,
Memorials can be made to the American
Heart Association, 1689 East 115th St., Cleveland 44106-3988, to New
Life Hospice 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035-1450 or to Old Stone
United Methodist Church, 553 Main St., Amherst 44001.
Arrangements were handled by the
Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria,
Ohio, Wednesday, February 7, 2001, p. C2.
and Howard Isackes
Two popular, well-regarded
Oberlin boys were killed Saturday night [July 29, 1961] when the motor
scooter they were riding on Rt 10 was run over by an automobile.
Roger Isackes, 19, and his
brother Howard, 16, died when their scooter was struck from behind by a
1961 Dodge two-and-half miles west of Oberlin. Time was 9:45 pm.
The two brothers, sons of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Isackes, 129 W. College, were buried Tuesday
at Westwood Cemetery. A memorial service conducted by Rev. William K.
was held at First Church at 3 pm.
The two youths were
on their way home from the Oberlin Country Day Camp on Baird Rd. where
Howard was employed as a lifeguard. Reportedly, Roger had gone out on
scooter to pick up Howard a short time before the accident.
Both were killed instantly
when the car ran over them.
Born in Lexington, KY
The older of the two
Roger, was born in Lexington, KY on March 18, 1942 and graduated from
High School in 1960. He was a freshman at Ohio Wesleyan University last
year and was planning to return there this fall. This summer he was
by the Oberlin College buildings and grounds department. Howard was
born in Lexington, on Aug. 22, 1944. He would have been a senior at
High School next month.
Were good students
Both were good students
at OHS, according to Principal Paul Newell. Roger had been on the
and O-High Lights staffs, was social chairman of his senior class and
to both Hy-Y and mixed chorus. Howard served two years on student
starred in the school play last spring, was on the tennis team and in
and played in the high school band, orchestra and dance band. As a
Howard won regional and state honors in science fair competition.
Besides their parents,
are survived by two sisters, Julie and Carol, and a brother, Richard.
father is director of development at Oberlin College.
A memorial fund is being
established. Contributions may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reeves,
Ohio, Thursday, August 3, 1961.
David Isom, 54, of
brother of Elizabeth Herod and Georgia Weatherford, both of Oberlin,
Dec. 5 in the New Life Hospice of Lorain, after a short illness.
Born in Oxford, Miss., he
attended high school in Oberlin. He had lived in the Sheffield area for
the past seven years.
Mr. Isom retired from Ford
Motor Co. in Avon Lake after 30 years, working in the paint lab. He was
a former member of UAW local 2000 of Avon Lake.
Other survivors include
his wife, Argulia; daughters Shelley and Carmela Isom, both of Elyria;
a son, Joseph Isom of Louisville, Ky.; another sister, Josie Scott of
a brother, Alfred Isom of Lorain; and several grandchildren, nieces and
He was preceded in death
by his parents, William and Beatrice; brothers Frank Brown, Joe Isom,
Isom, James Isom, and Leroy Isom.
Family services were held
at the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, on Dec. 8 with the Rev. Eugene
pastor of Jones Chapel, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Elyria,
Burial was in Westwood
Ohio, Tuesday, December 14, 1999, p. 2.
Mark Anthony Isom II
Mark Anthony Isom II, 17,
of Fort Myers, Fla., former Oberlin resident, died July 22 of multiple
Born in Oberlin, he moved
from Oberlin to Fort Myers a year ago. He had attended Oberlin High
[as a member of the class of 1999] and was currently enrolled in school
Survivors include his
Mark Anthony Isom of Strongsville; and his mother, Brenda (nee Cannon)
Isom of Orlando, Fla.
Burial was July 30 in
Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 4, 1998, p. 5.
Lester Allen Ives Sr.
Lester Allen Ives Sr. of Lorain, formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, May
10, 2009, at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, following a long illness.
He was 66.
Born May 16, 1942, in Oberlin [and a member of the OHS class of 1961],
he worked as a roofer at Oberlin College for 30 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a member of the
American Rabbit Association. He donated to the Ohio State Troopers
He enjoyed hunting, picking elderberries, and raising rabbits.
Mr. Ives is survived by his son, Lester Allen Ives Jr. of Lorain;
sisters Mary Jane Cornwell and Joanne Ward, both of Oberlin, and Betty
Ann Wilbur of Wellington; and brothers Robert Ives of Oberlin, Edward
Ives of Wellington, and Richard Ives of Lone Wolf, Okla. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Diane (nee Harter); parents William and
Mary Helen (nee Mingus) Ives; brother, Wilbur John Ives; and sisters
Evelyn Kimble and Ruth Eleanor Ives in infancy.
A funeral Mass was held Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the
Rev. Robert J. Cole, pastor, celebrant. Burial was at Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association
South Shore Branch, 226 St. Rt. 61, East Norwalk, OH 44857; or to
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin,
Ohio, Tuesday, May 19, 2009, p. 2.
Lewis Ives, former druggist, died at 90
Lewis James Ives, 90,
owner of Ives Drug Store, died last Thursday morning at Welcome Nursing
Home. He had been in poor health for the past year.
Born in Grafton, he had
been an Oberlin resident most of his life.
He began working part-time
at the Tobin Drug Store in 1908, and after graduating from [Oberlin
School in 1914 and] the Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy in 1917
there full-time. He and Maurice Smith bought the store from Mr. Tobin
In 1947 he bought out his
partner and with his wife, Alice, operated the store until he retired
sold it to the Hess Pharmacy in 1968.
Mr. Ives was a 32nd degree
Mason and a member of Oberlin Lodge 380 F & AM.
He is survived by a son,
Louis J. of Jamestown, N.Y.; a brother, Morris, of Oberlin; two
and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ives died in 1974.
Funeral services were
afternoon in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Cote
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that
memorial contributions, if desired, be made to Oberlin Lodge 380 F
Ohio, Thursday, April 5, 1984, p. 2.
Mary Virginia Ives
Mary Virginia Ives, 72,
of Oberlin, died Oct. 4 at her home after a short illness.
She was born in Lake
but lived most of her life in Oberlin [and was a 1937 graduate of
High School]. She had been an administrative assistant at Mudd Library
of Oberlin College since 1967.
She enjoyed reading and
Mrs. Ives is survived by
three daughters, Eileen Eubanks of Indianapolis, Sheila Ives of
and Maureen Pippert of Wellington; seven grandchildren; and one
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Maurice, in August 1991.
Services were Monday
at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. James Reymann, pastor of St.
Patrick Catholic Church, Wellington, officiating. Burial was in
if desired, may be made to the Hospice Program at Lorain St. Joseph
and Health Center.
Ohio, Tuesday, October 8, 1991, p. 2.