Romayne L. Ihrig
Romayne L. Ihrig, 94, Eustis, died Friday. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora Chapel.
The 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 great-grandchildren.
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, Florida 32726.
Allen J. Harden Funeral Home obituary, Mount Dora, Fla., http://www.allenjharden.com/September_2007.htm

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 awoke.
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. Jackson Ingersoll
Elizabeth “Betty” A. Jackson 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 of service.
She was also a member of TOPS in Amherst.
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 officiate.
Burial will be at Camden Cemetery, Kipton.
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.


Roger Isackes 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 afternoon at Westwood Cemetery. A memorial service conducted by Rev. William K. Hogg was held at First Church at 3 pm.
The two youths were evidently 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 the 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 victims, Roger, was born in Lexington, KY on March 18, 1942 and graduated from Oberlin 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 employed by the Oberlin College buildings and grounds department. Howard was also born in Lexington, on Aug. 22, 1944. He would have been a senior at Oberlin High School next month.
Were good students
Both were good students at OHS, according to Principal Paul Newell. Roger had been on the Annual and O-High Lights staffs, was social chairman of his senior class and belonged to both Hy-Y and mixed chorus. Howard served two years on student council, starred in the school play last spring, was on the tennis team and in Hi-Y and played in the high school band, orchestra and dance band. As a freshman, Howard won regional and state honors in science fair competition.
Besides their parents, they are survived by two sisters, Julie and Carol, and a brother, Richard. Their father is director of development at Oberlin College.
A memorial fund is being established. Contributions may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reeves, 174 Forest.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 3, 1961.

David Isom
David Isom, 54, of Sheffield, brother of Elizabeth Herod and Georgia Weatherford, both of Oberlin, died 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 Elyria; a brother, Alfred Isom of Lorain; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Beatrice; brothers Frank Brown, Joe Isom, Robert Isom, James Isom, and Leroy Isom.
Family services were held at the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, on Dec. 8 with the Rev. Eugene Schoolfield, pastor of Jones Chapel, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Elyria, officiating.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, 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 stab wounds.
Born in Oberlin, he moved from Oberlin to Fort Myers a year ago. He had attended Oberlin High School [as a member of the class of 1999] and was currently enrolled in school in Florida.
Survivors include his father, Mark Anthony Isom of Strongsville; and his mother, Brenda (nee Cannon) Isom of Orlando, Fla.
Burial was July 30 in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, 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 Association.
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, former 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 High School in 1914 and] the Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy in 1917 returned there full-time. He and Maurice Smith bought the store from Mr. Tobin in 1944.
In 1947 he bought out his partner and with his wife, Alice, operated the store until he retired and 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 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ives died in 1974.
Funeral services were Saturday afternoon in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Cote officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to Oberlin Lodge 380 F & AM.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, 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 County but lived most of her life in Oberlin [and was a 1937 graduate of Oberlin High School]. She had been an administrative assistant at Mudd Library of Oberlin College since 1967.
She enjoyed reading and roses.
Mrs. Ives is survived by three daughters, Eileen Eubanks of Indianapolis, Sheila Ives of Lakewood, and Maureen Pippert of Wellington; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, in August 1991.
Services were Monday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. James Reymann, pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wellington, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Hospice Program at Lorain St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 8, 1991, p. 2.