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Services Held For Mrs. Kindall, 64
Funeral services were held at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home Sunday afternoon for Frances Warren Houghton Kindall, 64, who died last Thursday at 3 p. m. at her home on Route 58 north of Oberlin after an illness of several weeks.
Born in Oberlin July 21, 1888, Mrs. Kindall had spent most of her life in or near Oberlin. She was a [1906] graduate of Oberlin High School and a member of the First Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kindall is survived by her husband, Lawrence R.; one daughter, Mrs. Celina Anderson, Florida; one son, Robert, at home; one sister, Mrs. Mary Drew, Newark; and four brothers, M. A., Stanley and George Houghton, all of Oberlin, and Ralph of Michigan.
Rev. Paul C. Giffin conducted the services and burial was made in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 28, 1952, p. 6.

Donald Storrs King
Donald Storrs King was born in Oberlin, Ohio on June 19, 1889, the son of Julia Coates King (c. 1879) and Henry Churchill King (c. 1879) the sixth president of Oberlin College (1902-1927). Three brothers, Harold Lee King (c. 1905), Philip Coates King (c. 1910) and Edgar Weld King (c. 1916) and also two cousins, Kathryn J. Coates (c. 1922) and Louise B. Coates (c. 1929) also attended Oberlin College.
After graduating from Oberlin College in 1912, he studied medicine for a year (1914-15) at Western Reserve Medical School and for the following three years at the Harvard Medical School where he earned his MD degree in 1918. Immediately after graduation, he entered the Army Medical Corps and served as a captain with the American Expeditionary Force in France (1918-19). (His father, Henry C. King, was in Paris in 1918 giving service to the Y.M.C.A., and, subsequently, participated in the inter-allied commission sent to the Middle East to investigate the political and economic issues associated with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.) After interning at Massachusetts General Hospital (1920-21), Dr. King entered private practice in Boston and also became a lecturer at the Harvard Medical School, a position he held until 1953. From 1931-1942, he also headed the thoracic (chest) clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital.
During World War II (1941-46), Dr. King returned to active duty as a lieutenant colonel with the hospital’s Army affiliate, the Sixth General Hospital, which was located in Casablanca, Morocco, and later Italy. When Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffered an attack of pneumonia in North Africa, Dr. King assisted Lord Moran, the Prime Minister’s personal physician, in arranging treatment. Promoted to colonel in 1944, Dr. King was named chief medical consultant to the surgeon of the Army’s Mediterranean Theater of Operations. For his work, he was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, the Army’s fourth highest citation.
He returned to his practice and teaching at Harvard University after the war but remained on call for government service. He visited the Far East twice as a consultant to the Surgeon General of the United States. In 1951, he went to Germany for the Public Health Service to advise on standards of physical examinations for immigrants to the United States. Until 1953, he also served as a consultant to the Veterans’ Administration and the Middlesex County Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Massachusetts.
In 1953, after retiring from his Boston practice and Harvard University teaching of 32 years, Dr. King settled in Hanover, New Hampshire where he taught at the Dartmouth Medical School for three years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was a chest consultant at the Hitchcock Clinic in Hanover. In 1953-54, Dr. King served as president of the American Trudeau Society (later the American Thoracic Society), the medical section of the National Tuberculosis Association. Dartmouth College awarded him an honorary AM in 1954. In 1957, illness forced him to retire.
Dr. King authored numerous articles, including “The Clinical Bacteriologic and Pathologic Findings in a Case of Influenzal Meningitis;” “The Twort-D’Herelle Phenomenon (Bacteriophagy), Its Possible Relation to Therapeutics;” “Bronchial Asthma;” “The Relation of the School Physician to the Family Doctor;” “A Statistical Study Based on Two Years’ Personal Observation -- Postoperative Pulmonary Complications.” The dates and place of publication of these articles has not been determined.
On October 7, 1916, Donald Storrs King married Helen Farnsworth Gulick (Smith, 1916); they had two children: William Gulick King (b. March 2, 1929) and Helen (Peggy) Gulick King Weston (b. February 13, 1931).
Dr. King died in Hanover, New Hampshire on August 30, 1963.
Oberlin College Archives, Biography, http://www.oberlin.edu/~archive/holdings/finding/RG30/SG339/biography.html

Marguerite Naomi King

Oberlin -- Marguerite Naomi King, 89, of Oberlin, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a long illness.
She was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1936]. She had lived in Cleveland and returned to Oberlin in 1978.
Mrs. King was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, Oberlin, Martha Chapter 35, and Order of the Eastern Star.
She worked as a receiving clerk for Kmart, retiring in 1978.
Survivors include her brothers Lawrence Huston and Allen Huston, both of Oberlin, and Harold Huston of Cleveland; sisters LaVerne Bailey of LaPlato, Md., and Minnie Isom of Oberlin; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, David King; her parents, Theodore and Mayme (nee Lum) Huston; brothers Theodore Huston Jr., Richard Huston and Elwood Huston; and sister, Viola Mason.
Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Rust United Methodist Church, 128 Groveland St. The Rev. Michael Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, October 05, 2005.

Dr. Philip C. King
Dr. Philip C. King, director of survey and statistics of Marts & Lundy, Inc., 521 Fifth Avenue, political campaign directors, died Wednesday at Doctors Hospital. His age was 73.
Dr. King, who lived at the Dauphin Hotel, Broadway and Sixty-seventh Street, was president of Washburn College (now Washburn University), Topeka, Kan., from 1931 to 1941. He was a son of Dr. Henry Churchill King, a former president of Oberlin College.
He [graduated from OHS in 1906 and] received a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Oberlin Seminary in 1915 and became a Congregational minister. Dr. King was a Navy chaplain in World War I.
Surviving are a son, Arno Marts King; a daughter, Barbara L. King, and two brothers, Dr. Donald S. and Edgar W. King.
The New York Times,
New York, N.Y., Friday, December 16, 1960, p. 38.

Suicide Caused By Despondency
Maurice H. Kinnear Shot Himself While in the Old Academy Building
Boy Found After Midnight by Luman Whitney—Parents in Foochow, China
Despondency drove Maurice H. Kinnear, an Oberlin College student, to take his own life last Saturday evening at the old Academy building on South Professor street. The body of the boy was found when the caretaker of the building, Mr. Luman Whitney, returned to his room about mid-night. The young man was in the hallway and examination indicated that he had shot himself with a revolver found in Mr. Whitney’s room.
Marshal Edmonds and Deputies Brickley and Baxter were called to the scene at once. The Coroner could not be reached and Sheriff Backus and Deputies Corrie and Sudro conducted an examination. Coroner Garver reached Oberlin Sunday and agreed with Sheriff Backus in the verdict of suicide. It is learned that the victim of the tragedy had visited and gone through the building with his brother, also a student in the college, about a week before.
Mr. Kinnear had been seen by his friends as late as 6 o’clock Saturday and to all appearances was normal. Investigation of facts and the discovery of a letter in his room seem to point that he was disappointed and discouraged for some days past and was the victim of melancholia at the time.
He was 21[, a 1916 graduate of OHS,] and a Junior in Oberlin and had only recently been mustered out of the service of the U. S. army where he held the rank of Lieutenant. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hardman Kinnear, of Foochow, China, who are in the mission service, he leaves two brothers, Gerald, a Sophomore in college, and Paul, and two sisters, Florence and Eunice.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Wetcalf, by Rev. Nicholas Van der Pyl and Rev. Charles H. Williams. Burial was made in Westwood Cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, June 13, 1919, p. 1.

Carl Wade Kinney
Carl Wade Kinney, 88, lifelong Oberlin resident, died July 25 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria.
A [1928] graduate of Oberlin High School, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
He and his late wife, Rebecca, owned and operated the Press of the Times from 1936 to 1980. The Press of the Times published the Oberlin College newspaper as well as doing special printing projects.
Mr. Kinney was a member of the First Church in Oberlin. He was a charter member of the Oberlin Rotary Club where he was a former president and a Paul Harris Fellow.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Kinney of Oberlin; a grandson, Jonathan Kinney of Norwalk; and a sister, Kathleen Chase of Miami, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca (nee Nicodemus); a son, Michael Read Kinney; a grandson, Sean David Kinney; and his parents, Carl and Laura (nee Read) Kinney.
A graveside service was held July 30 at Westwood Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at First Church in Oberlin, with the Rev. William Barney Kitchen officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Oberlin Rotary Club Endowment Fund.
Photograph caption: Carl Kinney.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 3, 1999, p. 2.

Harriet Stanley Kinney

Harriet Stanley Kinney died Friday, March 16th, at Kingston, New York.
Miss Harriet S. Kinney was born in Oberlin, Ohio, January 4th, 1846. After completing the work in the high school [class of 1864?] she entered the college and was graduated with the class of 1866. For many years she was a teacher, first at Fenton, Michigan, and later at Greenville, Tennessee, Princeton, Kentucky, and Buffalo, New York. Much of her time was devoted to the study of art and literature, and she was well fitted latter to take up the work of accompanying parties of young women abroad for study.
Miss Kinney for several years made her home in Cleveland where she often lectured on subjects connected with her Art studies. She was much interested in the work of the Y.W.C.A. and was for some time one of the officers of the city organization.
The funeral was from the Cleveland home.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, April 1906, p. 250.

Mrs. Michael Kinney
Karla J. Kinney, 35, of Oberlin, died Dec. 14 at Allen Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Elyria, but lived all her life in Oberlin [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1966].
She and her husband owned and operated the Press of the Times, custom printing company in Oberlin.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; two sons, Jon and Sean, both at home; and by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Helen) Dupler Sr. of Oberlin.
Graveside services were Saturday afternoon in Westwood Cemetery with Rev. John Elder officiating.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the American Cancer Society or to Allen Hospital.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 22, 1983, p. 2.

Michael Read Kinney
Michael Read Kinney, 58, a lifelong resident of Oberlin [and 1956 graduate of OHS], died Dec. 20 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after suffering a stroke while leaving work on Thursday.
For the past four years, he worked for the Morning Journal in Lorain.
He and his late wife, Karla J., had owned the Press of the Times, a specialty printing business, at one time. Previously, the business had been owned by his parents, Carl and Becky Kinney of Oberlin. Mr. Kinney and his wife took over the business in the late 1970s.
Besides his parents, survivors include sons Jonathan of Wellington and Sean of Oberlin; and a sister, Sharon Kinney of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karla, in 1983.
A memorial service was held Monday afternoon at First Church with the Rev. Douglas Long officiating.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Oberlin Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Oberlin Rotary Club.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 24, 1996, p. 2.

Rebecca N. Kinney
Rebecca Nicodemus Kinney, 89, of Oberlin, died Aug. 4 at Allen Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Van Wert, Ohio, she was a [1926 graduate of OHS and a] 1930 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art where she won the Agnes Gund Scholarship Award for a year of study abroad. She studied in England, France, Italy and Germany.
From 1936 to 1980, Mrs. Kinney and her husband, Carl, co-owned and operated the Press of the Times, which published the Oberlin College newspaper and did specialty printing.
She was a member of the First Church in Oberlin, the Junior Forum and the Suburban Club.
Survivors include her husband, Carl W.; a daughter, Sharon Kinney of Oberlin; and a grandson, Jonathan Kinney of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Read Kinney; a grandson, Sean David Kinney; and her parents, William and Nancy (nee McElwain) Nicodemus.
Burial was Friday morning in Westwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service Friday afternoon at the First Church in Oberlin. The Rev. William Barney Kitchen officiated.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Church in Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 11, 1998, p. 2.

Sean David Kinney
Sean David Kinney, 15, of Geneva, Ga., former Oberlin resident, died June 10 in Geneva.
He was born and grew up in Oberlin, moving to Georgia 18 months ago.
He enjoyed in-line skating, skateboarding and being outdoors.
Survivors include a brother, Jonathan of Oberlin; his grandparents, Carl and Rebecca Kinney of Oberlin; his aunt, Sharon Kinney of Oberlin, and his uncle, Robert Dupler of Geneva, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael Read Kinney and Karla J. (nee Kovascik) Kinney; his grandfather, Karl Kovascik; and his grandmother, Helen Dupler.
There will be no visitation.
Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow, June 17, at the Cowling Funeral Home. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 16, 1998, p. 2.

Frances L. Kirk
Frances L. [Lois] Kirk (nee Van Ausdale), 90, a retired W. W. Woolworth Co. clerk, died Sunday at Twilight Gardens Nursing Home in Norwalk following a three-month illness.
Mrs. Kirk was born in Oberlin [Feb. 12, 1890, was a 1908 graduate of OHS,] and had lived in Lakewood most of her life.
She was a Woolworth’s clerk in Lakewood for 30 years before her retirement in 1955.
She was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Kotasek, North Ridgeville, and Robert Kotasek, Lodi; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Yaro Charles Kotasek, in 1930, her second husband, James Kirk, May 8; a son, Karl, and sisters Elizabeth Smith and Olive Schauss.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bogner Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Talbot, associate pastor of the Lakewood United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Avon.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tues., July 29, 1980, p. B-2.

Ruth Portman Kirk
Mrs. William A. Kirk Jr. (Ruth Portman), 40, died Aug. 4[, 1966,] at her home in Seattle after a two-month illness. Mrs. Kirk, a statistician, had worked on a cardiovascular research project at Providence Hospital in Seattle and in preventive medicine at the University of Washington. Born Sept. 24, 1925, in Birmingham, Ohio, she moved to Seattle 10 years ago from Oberlin. [She graduated from OHS in 1943 and from Oberlin College in 1946.] She received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental statistics from North Carolina State College. She leaves her husband; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Jameson, Oberlin; two sisters, Mrs. James Worcester, ’41, and Mrs. A. M. Stansell, ’45.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, November 1966, p. 46.

Alma Frost Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick, Alma Frost, 102, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 1997) at Oak Bluffs Retirement Center and Nursing Facility, Clearwater. She came here in 1971 from her native Oberlin, Ohio [where she graduated from high school in 1914]. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara L. Bates, Safety Harbor; a son, John E. Frost, Hendersonville, N.C.; a sister, Dora Goodrich, Elyria, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lakeview Chapel-Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater.
St. Petersburg Times, State Edition 1, St. Petersburg, Florida, Tuesday, December 23, 1997.

Margaret Ralston Kirshner

Margaret Ralston Kirshner, a retired librarian, died May 14, 1997, at her home in Summerville, S.C. She was 88. [She graduated from OHS in 1926 and from Oberlin College in 1930.] Others in Mrs. Kirshner's family who attended Oberlin [College] include her husband, Charles Henry Kirshner '30, who preceded her in death in 1994 [1993]; her sisters Alice and Florence, both '19; her brother George '22; a niece; three nephews; and a grandnephew. Two daughters survive her, as do six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1997.
Margaret Ralston Kirshner
Margaret Ralston Kirshner, a retired librarian, died May 14, 1997, at her home in Summerville, S.C. She was 88. [She graduated from OHS in 1926 and from Oberlin College in 1930.] Others in Mrs. Kirshner's family who attended Oberlin [College] include her husband, Charles Henry Kirshner '30, who preceded her in death in 1994 [1993]; her sisters Alice and Florence, both '19; her brother George '22; a niece; three nephews; and a grandnephew. Two daughters survive her, as do six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1997.

Lucille Kirwan
Lucille Cliff Kirwan, 80, former Oberlin resident, died on March 29 in the Broward Convalescent Home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
She was born and grew up in Oberlin[, graduated from Oberlin High School in 1921,] and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1926.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Dolph of Fort Lauderdale; two sons, John Kirwan of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Roger Kirwan of Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren, and a cousin, Eleanor Hoeh of 36 South Pleasant.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 12, 1984, p. 2.

Jessie Hill Kitchens
Jessie Hill Kitchens died Oct. 14, 1979. She was born June 9, 1898, in Wakeman, Ohio, the daughter of Jesse Hill ’93 B.D. [She graduated from OHS in 1917 and from Oberlin College in 1921.] She had retired as coordinator of distributive education in the Atlanta school system and as in-service teacher/educator for the Georgia Department of Education.
Mrs. Kitchens attended U. Cincinnati and NYU School of Retailing and was an instructor in retail selling at the Atlanta Opportunity School for 13 years. She also studied at the Georgia School of Technology and Oglethorpe U., where she received the M.A. in education in 1936.
When she and her husband, Tarver who was a foreman for the Atlantic Coach Line Railroad, retired in 1965, they moved to a house they had built on Lake Sidney Lanier in Oakwood, Ga., living there eight months each year and in their home in Atlanta for four.
She leaves her husband, two children and a sister, E. LaVerne Forbush ’15.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, January/February 1980, p. 40.

Marian M. Kitchin
Marian M. Kitchin, 75, former Oberlin resident, of Sudbury, Mass., died at her home of cancer on Nov. 12.
She was born in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 26, 1915. She came to Oberlin in 1923 when her father was appointed director of the men’s gymnasium and professor of hygiene and physical education at Oberlin College. She graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1932 and from] Oberlin College in 1937 with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
She later studied in Germany and taught school in Berlin and at St. Hubert’s in Sudbury, Mass.
Widely traveled, she had many interests in Egyptian, Chinese and European art, archeology and history. She enjoyed tennis and swimming and was an accomplished pianist.
She is survived by here husband, Robert M. Kitchin; a son, Jan W. Debye of San Francisco; daughters, Christina M. Leveillee of Durham, N.H., and Rosemary Eder-Debye of Munich, Germany, a stepson, Robert M. Kitchin Jr. of Roslindale, Mass.; stepdaughter, Nancy K. Wohlgemuth of Tulsa, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
At her request, there was no funeral service.
The family suggests that memorial gifts, if desired, be sent to Emerson Hospital, Rt. 2, Concord, MA.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 27, 1990, p. 2.

Gail E. Klein
Services for Gail E. Klein, 60, of Wickliffe, an assistant manager, will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 29850 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe.
Mrs. Klein died March 27, 2001, at LakeWest Hospital in Willoughby.
Born Dec. 5, 1940, in Oberlin, she lived in LaGrange before moving to Wickliffe 20 years ago. [She was a member of the Oberlin High School class of 1959.]]
She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Wickliffe.
Mrs. Klein was employed by Friendly Restaurant in Willoughby Hills for 20 years.
Survivors are her husband, James J. Klein; sons, Richard (Vanessa) Sipes and William (Carol) Sipes, both of Wellington; daughters, Debbie Sipes and Tracy Bowman, both of Wellington; nine grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Easterday of Georgia and Dennis Easterday of Elyria; and sister, Patty Kendle of Georgia.
Her parents, James and June (Hange) Easterday; and brothers, Richard Easterday, are deceased.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Orlando-Donsante Funeral Home, 29550 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Elyria.
The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio, Wednesday, March 28, 2001.

Shirley A. Klein
Amherst - Shirley Ann Klein (nee Baumann), age 72, of Amherst, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Elyria on April 13, 1940, to Alfred and Blanche Baumann. She was raised in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1958. She went on to attain her License Practical Nursing (LPN) degree from the Cleveland School of Nursing. She worked for various doctors in the Elyria area. In 1971, She married Ronald A. Klein of North Ridgeville, at which time she moved to Amherst. After pursuing her further education in early childhood development, she went on to become a teacher and then later administrator at St. Paul's Lutheran Preschool in Amherst, for 25 years. Then after a brief retirement, she went to work at Kiddie Kollege for the next 6 years, retiring in 2009. She was active in Amherst scouting, she supported various sporting activities with her children. She was very involved in activities at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst.
She was preceded in death by her parents [Alfred T. and Blanche A. (Poortvliet) Baumann] and her brother, Loren A. Baumann [OHS ‘56]. She is survived by her husband, Ronald A. Klein and her sister, Carolyn K. Morris (Ward) [OHS ‘62] of Atlanta, Ga., her daughter, Deborah L. Desmond (Timothy) of Edmond, Okla., her son, Christopher A. Schelkle of Seville, her son, Todd M. Klein (Michelle) of Lexington, Ky., 4 grandchildren: Tyler, Brannigan, Jackson, and Gavin, 3 great grandchildren: Taylor, Caden, and Colton.
Friends may call Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 115 Central Dr., Amherst, Ohio, at 11:00 AM. Burial will immediately follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, 44805 North Ridge Rd., Amherst, OH, 44001.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to St. Paul's Lutheran Youth Group, 115 Central Dr., Amherst, OH, 44001
Online condolences may be made at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Hempel Funeral Home of Amherst.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

[2Lt. Kred Kleps] Now Reported Killed in Action
Second Lt. Fred Kleps, navigator on the Flying Fortress “Lynda Faith,” reported by the War Department as missing in action over Germany on April 29, has now been reported by the Red Cross as killed in action on that date.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Kleps of Amherst, Lt. Kleps was a graduate of Oberlin High School with the class of 1939 and had been employed as a substitute carrier at the Oberlin postoffice before entering service in the fall of 1942.
Volunteered for Mission
He was believed to have been on his twenty-fifth bombing mission when his ship failed to return and is reported to have volunteered to go on the fatal mission as it was not one of his regular assignments.
Shortly before he was lost Lt. Kleps was awarded his first Oak Leaf Cluster to his Air Medal for participation in the success of the Eighth AAF bombing assaults on Germany and Occupied Europe.
Lt. Kleps has one brother, Walter, also in the Air Corps, and a sister, Jeanne, at home.
At least one gunner in Lt. Kleps’ crew is known to have survived the fatal mission, and it is known that at least the co-pilot, bombardier, and another gunner were also killed.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 14, 1944, p. 1.

Walter H. Kleps
Walter H. Kleps, 64, of Farmingdale, N.Y., Oberlin resident from 1932-40, died April 12 at his home after an apparent heart attack.
Born in Vermilion, July 20, 1922, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1940. His father, Fred Kleps, was the builder in charge of constructing Grace Lutheran Church. Walter Kleps and his brother, Fred Jr. (who died in 1944) helped in the construction.
He served as a navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired from the New York Telephone Co. in 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Dale of New York City and David of North Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Nora of Astoria, Long Island, N.Y., his mother, Phoebe Kleps of Saline, Mich., and a sister, Jean Ferris of Saline, Mich. His wife, Eileen, died in 1979.
Burial was in Calverton National Cemetery, Long Island.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 4, 1987, p. 2.

Anne Klermund of Arlington Heights
Anne Klermund, 67, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Des Plaines, died April 28 at Northwest Community Hospital. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio.
Services were held May 2 at Grove Memorial Chapel in Elk Grove Village. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.
Ms. Klermund was a medical transcriptionist for Clinical Associates of Des Plaines for more than 20 years.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Lisa M. (Kurt) Farnam, Tina M. (David) Ayala; fond nephew Ken Cropp, fond niece, Debbie Holtsinger; and cherished grandchildren, Ethan, Emmie, and Marissa.
She was preceded in death by her dear sister, Gloria Cropp.
Arlington Heights Post, Arlington Heights Ill., May 8, 2008.

Marion W. Klermund
Marion W. Klermund, 93, of Oberlin died Oct. 28 at home after a long illness.
Born in Toledo, she moved to Oberlin when she was 10 years old.
She was a [1918 graduate of OHS and a] 1922 graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in home economics.
She and her husband, Henry, owned and operated Klermund Ford, a car dealership on S. Main Street, from 1923 to 1951. Ten years later they converted the building into an eight-lane bowling alley, K-D Lanes, for which Mrs. Klermund ran the snack bar.
They retired again in 1971 and Mr. Klermund died in 1972.
She was a member of the First Church in Oberlin.
Survivors include a daughter, Marianne Popovich of Elyria; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Madge Shepard of Oberlin; and a brother, Kenneth Worcester of Ashland, Ore.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannette Simonds, in 1978; and a sister, Irene Broesamie, in 1953.
Services were Sunday afternoon at First Church with the Rev. Douglas Long officiating. Burial was in Weston Cemetery in Weston, Ohio.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 3, 1993, p. 2.

Mrs. Catherine Knechtges
Mrs. Catherine [Anna] Knechtges [nee Ward], 39, of Grafton, died at Elyria Memorial Hospital at 7 p.m. Thursday after an illness of two weeks.
Mrs. Knechtges, a [1920 graduate of OHS and a] former teacher in the Grafton school, was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at Grafton.
She is survived by her husband, Chauncey Knechtges; three sons, Jack, Ward and Charles Knechtges, and two daughters, Jean and Kathleen Knechtges, all living at home.
Other survivors are her mother, Mrs. Mary Ward, of Oberlin, and six brothers and sisters, Bernard Ward, of Cleveland; Thomas Ward, of Oberlin; Francis Ward, of Elyria; Mrs. Edward [Margaret Mary] West, of Oberlin; Mrs. Joseph [Alice Jeannette] Dugan, of Lorain, and Miss Florence Ward, of Oberlin.
The body will be taken from the Russell B. Fulton funeral home to the Knechtges home this evening. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Knechtges home and at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church where a solemn high mass is scheduled. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, November 27, 1942, p. 12.

Durward A. Knepper Sr.
Durward A. Knepper Sr., 91, of Elyria, brother of Vivian Knepper of Oberlin, died April 10 at his home.
Born in Bryan, Ohio, [and a 1924 graduate of OHS,] he had lived in Elyria since 1920.
Mr. Knepper worked at U.S. Steel Lorain Works as a welder for 41 years, retiring in 1969.
He was a member of the Washington Avenue Christian Church in Elyria.
He enjoyed reading and flower gardening.
Other survivors include four sons, Durward Knepper Jr. of Elyria with whom he made his home, Dwight Knepper of Oxnard, Calif., Giles “Bing” Knepper of Amherst, and Donald Gorr of New London; two daughters, Helen Post and Patricia Schwarz, both of Elyria; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two other brothers, Fred and Thurlow, both of Elyria; and two sisters, Lillian Schmidt of Elyria and Jenny Super of Green Valley, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie L., in 1979; brothers, Holly and Vendle Knepper, and a sister, Emma Matcham.
Services were April 13 in the Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, with the Rev. Arthur E. Long officiating. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Washington Avenue Christian Church in Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 18, 1995, p. 2.

Marjorie L. Knepper
Mrs. Marjorie L. Knepper, 73, of 555 Debby Lane, Elyria, died Friday evening at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon after a lengthy illness.
She had been a resident of this area most of her life [and was a 1924 graduate of OHS].
Mrs. Knepper was affiliated with the TOPS Club for many years and was area supervisor of that organization from 1971-77.
She is survived by her husband, Durward A.; daughters, Mrs. Helen Post and Mrs. Patricia Schwarz, both of Elyria; sons, Don Gorr and Durward Knepper Jr., both of Elyria, Dwight Knepper of Oxnard, Cal., and Giles (Bing) Knepper of Amherst; a brother, Jeff Davis of Fitchville, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Ruby McDonald of Norwalk, Mrs. Helen Motter of Ashland and Mrs. Florence Rouse of Jamestown, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Harold Dicken Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Rev. Robert G. Wickens officiating.
Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, October 6, 1979, p. B-2.

Vivian Edwin Knepper
Vivian “Vince” Edwin Knepper, 88, of Oberlin, died Jan. 5 at Welcome Nursing Home.
Born in Bryan, Ohio, he lived most of his life in Oberlin [and was a 1927 graduate of OHS].
He worked as a welder at Colson in Elyria and Betchers in Vermilion before retiring.
Mr. Knepper bowled in various leagues in Oberlin and Elyria. He was a member of the Oberlin Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing golf. He was also a member of the Elyria Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Anna; daughters, Vivian A. Joppeck of Wellington, Edith Galliez of Cincinnati and Betty Haag of Medina; a son, LeRoy of Belair, Md.; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thurlow of Elyria; and two sisters, Lillian May Schmidt and Jenny Lind Super, both of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorward [Durward] and Frederick.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Cowling-Truman Funeral Home on East Herrick Ave. in Wellington, with the Rev. Jon Soza officiating.
Burial will be in River Road Cemetery in LaGrange.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 9, 1996, p. 2.

Sheridan J. Knisely
Sheridan James Knisely, 44, a resident of Fairview Park, died early today in Southwest General Hospital, Berea where he was admitted for emergency surgery. He was born in Elyria [and graduated from OHS in 1949].
Surviving are a son, James Allen of Amherst; two daughters, Deborah Lee and Janet Sue, both of Severn, Md.; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Osborne of Wellington, Mrs. David (Virginia) Childres of Wakeman and Mrs. Robert (Winifred) Allison of Sheffield Lake.
Funeral arrangements will be made by the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, December 10, 1973, p. 18.

Sheridan Knisely

Sheridan James Knisely, 44, a resident of Fairview Park most of his life, died in Southwest General Hospital in Berea Monday. He was the brother of Mrs. David (Virginia) Childers of Wakeman.
Funeral services were held yesterday in the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Janke officiating. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 13, 1973, p. 12.

Eloise Landis Knowlton
Eloise Thurston Landis Knowlton, 89, of Salem, Ohio, former Oberlin resident, died Dec. 9.
Her father was Hiram Thurston, longtime treasurer of Oberlin College, and the family home was at 156 S. Professor St.
She graduated [from Oberlin High School in 1918,] from Oberlin College in 1922 and was employed as a physical therapist in Cleveland for a number of years. For many years she rented rooms to Oberlin College students in the family home.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Landis, in 1957.
She is survived by here husband, Neil Knowlton; stepson Neil Knowlton Jr. of Kentucky; and two grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday morning in the First Presbyterian Church, Salem, with graveside services Wednesday afternoon in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Salem, Ohio.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 19, 1989, p. 2.

Lawrence G. Knowlton

Lawrence G[ane] Knowlton, professor emeritus of chemistry, died July 27 in Carbondale, Ill. He was 99.
Knowlton retired in 1968 after a 27-year career at WMU that began in 1941. Prior to joining the WMU faculty, he taught at Olivet College for 12 years. He also taught for two years at Case Institute of Technology, now Case Western Reserve University[, and was a 1919 graduate of OHS].
Knowlton was active in the American Chemical Society, holding several offices in that organization's Kalamazoo section during the 1950s.
He [graduated from OHS in1919 and then] earned a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a doctoral degree from Cornell University.
WMU News, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., August 14, 2000, http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news
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Funeral service is held in Salem for Rebecca Hope Knowlton, 67
Word has been received of the death in Salem Aug. 5 of Mrs. Neil Knowlton (Rebecca Hope), 67, former Oberlin resident. The Hope family lived on S. Professor St. for many years; Mr. Hope owned and operated a grocery. Mrs. Knowlton was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1918] and Oberlin College.
Besides her husband Mrs. Knowlton is survived by a son; Neil Jr., and a sister, Miss Elizabeth Hope, of Cleveland. Funeral service and burial were in Salem Aug. 8.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 24, 1967, p. 6.

Mrs. Henry [Evangeline] Kofsky
Mrs. Henry Kofsky, 69, recently of 143 East College St., Oberlin, died yesterday in Sarasota, Fla.
Mrs. Kofsky was the former Evnageline Gerrish, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gerris, [and was a 1920 graduate of OHS]. The Gerrish family has lived at the East College Street Address since the year after the town was founded.
Since retirement in 1962, the Kofskys have spent only summers in Oberlin, traveling during the winter.
Mrs. Kofsky served on the Oberlin School Board from 1942 to 1947 and on the Girl Scout Council for a number of years. She worked for 12 years at the Lorain County Health Department and was a member of First Church in Oberlin.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Coleman, and three grandchildren, all of Inglewood, N.J., and two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Henkes of Vermilion and Mrs. C. L. Weislogel of Fairview, Fla. [Penn.]
The family has requested that any memorial contributions be to the Lorain County unit of the American Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, January 7, 1970, p. 14.

Catharine Green Kohlstruk
Mrs. C. H. Kohlstruk (Catharine Cuyler Green), 64, died from a heart attack in Asheville, North Carolina, on March 19, 1966.
Mrs. Kohlstruk was born in Oriskany, New York, on June 6, 1901, and lived there with her family, [graduated from OHS in 1920,] and later [lived] in Oregon and North Carolina. She received here A.B. [from Oberlin College] in 1924 and A.M. in 1925, then went to the Columbia University School of Nursing. After graduation she lived in New York for several years.
Before the United States entered World War II she volunteered as a Red Cross nurse and served in the American Hospital in Britain at Oxford for two years. After the war she returned three times to visit and travel in England and on the Continent.
In 1963 Mrs. Kohlstruk retired and moved to Bryson City, North Carolina. As nurses were badly needed in the local hospital she gave her services. Her chief interests were civic and educational. At the time of her death she was vice president of the Bryson City Branch of the American Association of University Women and had represented the branch in various ways.
Mrs. Kohlstruk’s whole adult life was spent in caring for other people and this service did not end with her death. A bequest in her will provides for the complete furnishing and equipment of an additional operating room in the new wing being added to the local hospital. Her only survivor is her sister Mrs. H. L. Bacon (Isabel Green, ’23).
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, June 1966, p. 39.

Bernard "Bud" Kosanovich (1928-2001)
Las Vegas - Bernard "Bud" Kosanovich, age 82, of Las Vegas, NV, and formerly of Ohio died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born September 27, 1928 in Lorain, OH, the son of Samuel and Smilja (Stepanovich) Kosanovich. He graduated from Oberlin High School in Lorain [Oberlin, class of 1947], and went on to attend Air Traffic Controller's School. Bernard was united in marriage to Dorothy Deretich on May 29, 1955.
Bud worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA in Cleveland and Akron, OH, for 32 years. He was a founding member of St. Mark's Serbian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lorain, the Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, and the Serbian National Federation. A veteran of the US Air Force, Bud served during the Korean War.
Bud is survived by his wife: Dorothy, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Sophie Suder, and Mildred Devich; and three brothers: Sylvester [OHS ‘40], Peter, and Nick Kosanovich [OHS ‘48].
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service Saturday, July 16, 2011 in the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Andrew Boroda will officiate. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.
Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman Family Funeral Home, in Hibbing. To share condolences on-line please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.

The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, July 14, 2011.

Nicholas Kosanovich
Nicholas “Nick” Kosanovich, 63, of Lorain, former Oberlin resident [and 1948 graduate of OHS], died at his home Aug. 5 after a seven-month illness.
Born in Lorain, he moved to Oberlin in 1930 and lived here until returning to Lorain in 1987.
From 1948-51 Mr. Kosanovich worked at U.S. Steel Corp. Lorain/Cuyahoga Works. He was a public accountant with Mitchell Zunich and Co. for 30 years.
During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He received the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.
He belonged to the Ohio Society of Public Accountants and American Legion Post 30, Lorain.
Mr. Kosanovich was a founding member of St. Mark Serbian Orthodox Church and also a founding member of the Twin City Kiwanis. He served as secretary of the Kiwanis for many years.
He is survived by two brothers, Peter of Baberton and Bernard “Bud” of Lorain; and several nieces and nephews, including Susan Nutter of Lorain and Daniel Devich of Vermilion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel, in 1974; his mother, Smilja, in 1981; a brother, Sylvester, in 1985; and sisters, Sophie Suder in 1990 and Mildred Devich in 1957.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 10, at St Mark Serbian Orthodox Church, 1434 Lake Breeze Rd., Sheffield Village. The Rev. Dionisije Dimitrijevic, pastor, will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the services at the church.
Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Mark Monastery Fund, 1434 Lake Breeze Rd., Sheffield Village, or to the St. Joseph Regional Hospice Program at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, 221 W. 21 St., Lorain 44052.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 10, 1993, p. 2.

Sylvester Kosanovich
Sylvester Kosanovich, 62, of Scottsdale, Ariz., brother of Nick Kosanovich of Oberlin, died last Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson, after a long illness.
A native of Plaski, Serbia, Yugoslavia, he came to Lorain in 1926 and graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1940 and] Oberlin College in 1949. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict and retired as lieutenant commander from the Naval Reserve in 1982.
He was a senior claims adjustor for Frontier Adjusters, which he owned and managed.
He is also survived by his wife, Toni; two sons; three daughters; two other brothers; a sister, and three grandchildren.
Services and burial were in Phoenix, Ariz.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 10, 1985, p. 10.

Mrs. Orion J. Kraft

Mrs. Alice [Jane] G. Kraft [nee Gripman], 87, a resident of the Elyria Home since 1969, died there this morning.
She was a public health nurse in the Western Reserve Nursing District. Born in Cold Water, Mich., Mrs. Kraft [graduated from OHS in 1910 and] had lived in Lakewood before coming to the home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elyria.
Two sisters, Emily A. Gripman [OHS ‘14] and Mrs. Winifred Scott [OHS ‘11], both of Elyria, survive. Her husband, Orion J., preceded her in death.
Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Elyria Home with the Rev. Don Adams and the Rev. John Benson officiating. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Billings, Mont.
The Harold Dicken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, May 8, 1979, p. B-2.

Carl J. ‘Mike’ Krueger dies in Ashland; funeral there
Carl J. “Mike” Krueger, 64, of 48 N. Park died Tuesday at 8 a. m. at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland after a six months illness.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. DST at the Heyl and Robbins Funeral Home in Ashland with Rev. Edward W. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 8 to 10 p. m. DST. A Masonic service also will be held there this evening.
Mr. Krueger was born in Oberlin Feb. 16, 1902, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Shafer Krueger [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1923]. He was employed in the planning department of Thew Shovel Co. in Lorain for 21 years. He attended Ohio State University and Ashland College before graduating from the Oberlin School of Commerce.
He was a member of Christ Church and of several Masonic organizations: Masonic Lodge in Ashland, Oberlin Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and Eastern Star in Oberlin, Council in Elyria.
Surviving Mr. Krueger are his wife, the former Gretchen Shenberg to whom he was married in 1929; one son, Giles of Ashland and two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. E. V. Beiner of Vermillion-on-the-Lake; and two brothers, Russell and Frank, both of Oberlin.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Carl J. Krueger Memorial fund at Ashland College.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 23, 1966, p. 8B.

Mrs. Blanche Kelly Kruger, retired teacher, dies at 69
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home for Mrs. Blanche Kelly Kruger, 69, who died Friday at Allen Hospital.
Mrs. Kruger, a school teacher for many years in Erie, Pa., and later in Little Falls, N. J., returned to her native Oberlin three years ago after her retirement. She lived at Firelands-Oberlin, 36 S. Pleasant, and was a member of First Church.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. George (Lois) Alexander of LaCanada, Calif. Her husband, Albert, died in 1954.
Rev. Frederick Schumacher conducted the service. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 19, 1966, p. 6B.

Connie Dale Kudela
Connie Dale Kudela (nee Moore), 61, of Wakeman, former Oberlin resident, died at her home on May 31 after a three-year illness.
Born in Perkins, W. Va., she grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1955].
She had lived in Vermilion before moving to Wakeman.
Mrs. Kudela delivered newspapers and worked as a secretary for the Perry Fay Co. in Elyria and for Pipe Fittings Inc. in Wellington.
She enjoyed reading.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Andrew; daughters Susan Hanes of Lewisville, Neb., Kathleen Sklarek of Amherst, Jennifer Kudela of Vermilion and Anne Kudela of North Royalton; sons, Andrew Jr. of Austintown, Ohio, Stuart of Lorain and Donald of Alexandria, Va.; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Norma Thompson of Selah, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Salthiel and Tressa (nee Mollohan) Moore; brothers Larry Moore and S. Y. Moore Jr.; and a sister, Elsie Balogh.
Private services were held.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43099 North Ridge Road, Elyria 44035-1051; or to Habitat for Humanity, 396 Park Ave., Amherst 44001.
The Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion, handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 9, 1998, p. 3.

Carol M. Kuhl, Amateur artist

Carol M. Kuhl (nee Hunt), 86, of Elyria died Monday at the Elyria Methodist Village after a long illness.
Born in Cleveland, she was a graduate of Lakewood High School [OHS in 1929] and Oberlin Business College. She was a 52-year resident of Elyria, having moved from Wakeman.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Elyria and a former member of the Elyria Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
An amateur artist, she enjoyed writing and illustrating children’s books.
Survivors include sons Ronald D. Kuhl of Bowling Green and Roger L. Kuhl of Sevierville, Tenn.; a daughter, Joanne McCord of Venice, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll B. and Lula [Lulu] W. (nee Stevens) Hunt, and a sister, Adelaide Miller.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of the Elyria Methodist Village, 807 W. Avenue, Elyria. Chaplain Stacy Terrell will officiate.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Elyria Methodist Village.
The Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, Elyria, is handling arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, May 14, 1997, p. C2.

Sandra L. (Twining) Kumler
Sandra L. Kumler (nee Twining) age 54 of Westlake, formerly from Oberlin, passed away Oct. 24, 2011 after a six year battle with a rare form of cancer.
Beloved and devoted wife of Rick (P. Richard) of 33 years. Dearest mother of Adam Richard and Jonathan Edward (Megan Becker). Loving sister of Elizabeth Anne (John) O'Brien [OHS ‘74] and Richard William Twining Jr. (Linda) [OHS ‘76]. Devoted Aunt to Erika [OHS ‘03] and Abby [OHS ‘08] Twining and Mairin O'Brien.
Preceded in death by parents Richard Sr. and Sayoko Twining and grandparents Edward and M. Elizabeth (Betty) Twining. Daughter in law of Louise and Paul (deceased) Kumler. Will be missed by loving Terrier Murphy.
Sandy was a 1975 Oberlin HS graduate and attended LCCC and TriC Community Colleges. She began her retail career with Sears Midway Mall in Elyria in 1974 as a part of the Teen Board. She continued to rise through the ranks to become part of the management team. After 21 years of service with Sears, she went on to work in the field and for the Corporate offices of OfficeMax as Manager of Facilities and Energy Management, overseeing the daily repairs, maintenance and energy management with her team of 850+ big box stores for 10 years. Once OfficeMax Corporate Office relocated to IL, She continued her career in Facilities Management with the Corporate Office of JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts until her Illness required her retirement in 2009. Her most cherished moment in the last several years were the large family (TKO ) vacation times, family get togethers and the family Sunday dinners. Sandy's hobbies include various types of needlework of cross stitching, hardanger, crochet, knitting and also enjoyed reading. She especially enjoyed her Wednesday afternoon stitching group and the close friendships developed at Just Stitching in Strongsville during her retirement.
Funeral Services to be held Friday October 28 at 10:30 am at Hope Christian Church 32625 Detroit Road Avon. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Thursday at 
Jenkins Funeral Chapel 2914 Dover Center Road Westlake. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Westlake. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Westlake.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gathering Place 800 Sharon Drive Westlake, Ohio 44145
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Robert Wilson Kutscher
Robert Wilson Kutscher, 73, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., former Oberlin resident, died at his home on April 30 after a long illness.
Born in Marietta, Ohio, he grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1942.
After a year at Ohio Wesleyan University, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry, 63rd Division, from 1943-46. He was a staff sergeant machine gun section leader, and received the EAME Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal of World War II, and a Purple Heart. He was in a Special Service Band during 1945-46.
Mr. Kutscher returned to Ohio Wesleyan University after his Army service, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1949. He also received the Master of Music degree from Ohio State University in 1953.
He taught in the Birmingham, Mich., public schools from 1949 to 1983, directing Seaholm High School bands 1960-83 and was chairman of the Music Department of the Birmingham schools 1970-83. He was named Teacher of the Year in 1970.
In addition to his teaching, he played principal clarinet in the University of Michigan Extension Orchestra and Oak Park Symphony and saxophone with the Detroit Symphony.
Survivors include his wife, Louise J.; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Kutscher Tibbetts of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Maude C. Kutscher.
A graveside service will be held in Birmingham, Mich., at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 2, 1998, p. 2.
 
Jessie Lucile Johnson Kuyper
Lucile Johnson Kuyper died Oct. 19[, 1974,] in North Olmsted, Ohio, her residence since 1922 when her husband, the late John W. Kuyper, ’06, became pastor of the North Olmsted Congregational Church. He later founded the Clague Road Congregational Church. He died in 1956.
Mrs. Kuyper was born in Bainbridge, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1885, and came to Oberlin in 1900 when her mother, Estella Eggleston Johnson, opened a boarding house for women at 86 W. Lorain St., now the site of Kettering Hall of Science. [She graduate from OHS in 1906 and was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1910.]
The Kuypers were married in 1910 when Mr. Kuyper became minister of Denison Ave. Congregational Church in Cleveland. Before going to North Olmsted, he had pastorates in Duluth and Cookson, Minn., and East View Congregational Church in Cleveland.
Mrs. Kuyper leaves a daughter, Ellen Burghardt. Her son, Johnson B., ’38, and her sister, Ruth Johnson Boyers, ’07, are deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, November/December 1974, p. 34.

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