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Mrs. Mary Ellen Wack
Mrs. Mary Ellen Wack passed away Thursday at 11 p.m. at her late home, 323 North street after an illness of three weeks. She was the widow of the late Albert Wack, and mother of six children, Winifred, Eva, Dorothy, William, George and Arthur; she leaves one brother Carl Yesberger, of Elyria.
She was a member of the Methodist church, Maccabees, Eagles Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodges. [She was an 1890 graduate of OHS.] She lived in the city for the past 35 years. Funeral services will be at the Sudro Funeral Home Monday at 3 p.m. with Dr. A. E. Piper officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, November 27, 1931, p. 2.

Annabelle Scott Wahl
Oberlin -- Annabelle Scott Wahl, 85, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at her home.
She was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Nashville, Tenn., and lived most of her life in Oberlin.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1938.
Mrs. Wahl had been employed at Cowling Funeral Home in numerous capacities and had also worked for other families in Oberlin for 41 years, retiring in 2000.
She was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, where she was a past president of Pastor Parish Relations, sang in the choir, served on the kitchen committee and taught Sunday School. After World War II she played for the local Negro Women's baseball league and she enjoyed all sports and baking fruitcakes.
Survivors include her daughter, Aishah Basil Mayes of Jamaica, N.Y.; brother, Robert Scott of Oberlin; and one grandson and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wahl; her parents, Melvin and Jennie (nee Howard) Scott; and sisters Wilma Daniels, Louise Huston, Beatrice Jenkins and Margaret Smith.
Service arrangements are incomplete. Burial in Westwood Cemetery will be private.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal,
Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, February 23, 2005.

Dwayne ‘Marty’ Wahl
Dwayne “Marty” Wahl, 23, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died Sept. 8 at Cleveland Metro-Health Medical Center as the result of injuries sustained in a one-car accident on West Ridge Road.
He was born and lived most of his life in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1987.
An Army Reservist, he was called to active duty during Operation Desert Storm, serving as a truck driver from January to May.
He recently started his own painting business, Wahl To Wahl Painting. He formerly worked for Oberlin IGA.
Survivors include his mother, Shari L. Quattlebaum of Houston, Texas; sisters, Jeanne and Carla Quattlebaum, both of Houston; grandmother, Jeanne Wahl of Oberlin; and aunts, Beverly Hatter of Oberlin and Mary Jane Robinson of Rhode Island.
Services were Sept. 13 at Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 17, 1991, p. 2.

William O. Wahl
William Otis Wahl, 63, of 225 South Pleasant died on June 3 in Allen Hospital after a heart attack at his home.
Born in Oberlin in 1917, he had lived here his entire life[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1938]. He retired in March from Smith and Jones Corp., Elyria, where he had worked as an assembler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a golfer.
He is survived by his wife Annabelle (nee Scott); three daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Machnauer and Mrs. Sherrie Wahl, Oberlin, and Mrs. Deborah Craighead Mayes of Seattle; four brothers, Steven of Oberlin, and James, John (Jack) and Sandy, all of California; three sisters, Mrs. Marion Nuby, Sandusky, and Mrs. Margaret Campbell and Mrs. Barbara Cannon of Oberlin; and five grandchildren.
Services were Saturday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. James Roberson officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 11, 1981, p. 2.

Mrs. R. [Reva H.] Wainwright
Mrs. Reva H. Wainwright, 74, wife of the late Lauren F. Wainwright, died at Shangri-La Nursing Home, Valley City, at 12:20 a.m. yesterday.
She formerly lived at 240 W. North St., Medina. She was born in Kipton, June 21, 1896 [and was a 1913 graduate of OHS].
Mrs. Wainwright lived in Medina about 45 years. She was a member of Mallet Creek Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Helen) Cobb of Hamilton, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Robert. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Waite and Son Memorial Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The Rev. David Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery, Kipton. It has been suggested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. There will be no visitation.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, November 29, 1970, p. F-2.

Elma Wait, 91, enjoyed bowling
Oberlin -- Elma Lorena Wait, 91, of Oberlin, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 16, 1909, in Pittsfield Township[, graduated from Oberlin High School in 1927,] and lived in Oberlin all her life.
She enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include her son, Joseph Wait of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, William of Canton; sister, Mary Bungard of Canton; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davidson; parents, Arllis and Savilla (nee Scott) Bungard; and son, Charles Wait Jr.
Friends may call Wednesday noon until time of services at 1 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Burial will be in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield Township.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, December 04, 2000.

Thomas F. Wait, 71, of Elyria, died at his home today after a long illness.
He was born in Pittsfield [and graduated from OHS in 1934] but was a 30-year Elyria resident.
He was a former farmer in Penfield [and] had been employed by Bendix for 30 years until his retirement in 1977.
He was a member of UAW Local 978 and the Elyria Eagles.
Surviving are his wife, Treva M. (Brown), to whom he was married 35 years; two sons, Lewis R. Worcester of Sebastian, Fla., and Anthony C. Vandersommen of Elyria; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Ethel) Wilford of Elyria, and Anna May Jones of Greenwich.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.; at Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, where services will be Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. G. Mae Booth officiating.
Burial will be at East Pittsfield Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, November 7, 1986, p. C-2.

Florence
Thalia? Waite
Florence T. Waite died Nov. 26 [27?], 1980, in Cleveland Heights. She would have been 97 years old on Feb. 26, 1981. She spent the majority of her life in the Cleveland area, working in social work agencies. She first worked for the associated Charities in Cleveland, which later became known as the Family Service Association. She was associated with the Charity Organization Society in Akron and became director of medical social work for the American Red Cross. When the Cleveland Lake Division broke up she transferred to Cincinnati where she was in charge of hospitals taking government patients in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
In 1922, she returned to the Cleveland area to become assistant case supervisor and research secretary for Family Services. She wrote a history of the organization, A Warm Friend for the Spirit, published in 1961. After leaving the organization in 1950, she did volunteer work for the County Welfare Dept.
Miss Waite was born in Hinckley, Ohio, the daughter of Hubert and Elizabeth Blackney (Academy 1864-65) Waite. The family moved to Oberlin in 1898, according to Miss Waite, “for the purpose of providing better educational opportunities for us.” She attended Oberlin High School [from which she graduated in 1900] and the Oberlin Academy and her brother, the late Horace G., [graduated from OHS in 1899 and] attended the Academy (1899-00) and was a special student in the College (1901-02).
She leaves two nieces, a nephew and a grandniece, Rogely Boyce ’73.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1981, p. 43.

Former Oberlin Boy Died In Cleveland
George S. Waite Died April 28—Spent Many Years in the Automobile Business
George W. Waite, a former Oberlin resident and student, died at Cleveland April 28.
Mr. Waite was born at Leicester, Mass., January 12, 1866, and was a son of Professor George W. Waite, who was superintendent of the Oberlin schools for many years. [He was an 1883 graduate of OHS.]
About 1890 Mr. Waite became associated with The White Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland and for approximately ten years was in charge of the retail sales department of that company. The White Company was one of the earliest in the automobile field and for a number of years Mr. Waite was sales manager in the automobile department of The White Company. Later on he was with the Packard Company as a salesman, and about 1913 he, with David A. Shaw, George Salzman and others, organized The Grant Motor Car Company, which for several years had its factory at Findlay. In 1916 The Grant Company moved its plant to Cleveland, where it continued in business until about 1921. Mr. Waite was sales manager of that company during its existence and was recognized as a leader in the department of automobile sales.
For several years past Mr. Waite has been in failing health and practically retired from business. He had a very genial personality and his friends were almost innumerable.
Mr. Waite’s first wife was Miss Sherwood, daughter of the late Dr. Sherwood of Elyria. She died something over thirty years ago, leaving two children, who survive Mr. Waite, namely: Sherwood Waite and Mrs. George Whaley, both of whom live in or near Cleveland.
Mr. Waite subsequently married again and his widow, Mrs. May L. Waite, resides in Cleveland.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 5, 1930, p. 8.

Janice Anne Waite
Janice Anne Waite (nee Scott) passed away peacefully from the arms of her loving family on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at her home in Dover, Del., following a short and courageous battle with cancer. She was 79.
Jan was born in Oberlin, daughter of Janie (nee Burgess) and Alvin Scott, Sr. on April 27, 1930. She was a [1948] graduate of Oberlin High School.
After graduation she attended New York University School of Nursing, where she met and married Calvin L. Waite. They made their home in Seattle, Wash., immediately following their marriage, and subsequently moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Washington, D.C., Westport, Conn., and Tampa, Fla., following his career.
Upon his retirement they moved to Oberlin, where they lived until last summer, when they moved to Dover, Del.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she had been a member as a child and where she was married. She served on the board of directors of Kendal at Oberlin, and was also involved in a variety of charities.
After years as a homemaker, Jan joined Monogram Insurance of Stamford, Conn., where she retired as a vice president. Returning to her childhood home of Oberlin, where her family lives, brought her great joy.
She enjoyed playing bridge with friends and in tournaments, where she and her sister, Beverly, were a formidable pair. Jan was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, and most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.
Jan is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Calvin; her children Deborah, Scott (Margaret), and Cally; grandchildren Antoinette, Chase, Jehu, and Todd; siblings Donald Scott (Ginger), Beverly Hurst (Charles), William Scott, Patricia Knight, Robin Dorand-Rudolf (Walter), Charles (Josie), Everett (Joan), and Rosilyn Sunahara. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Alvin Scott and his wife, Priscilla; and daughter-in-law, Anita Ann Waite.
Friends may visit on Thursday, June 25, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, from 10 am. until the time of services at 11 a.m., the Rev. Anthoni McElrath, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery.
Cowling Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tues., June 23, 2009, p. 3.

Willard W. Waite
Wellington -- Willard W. Waite, 77, of Wellington, died Friday, Feb. 7, at Allen Medical Center, Oberlin.
He was born Aug. 15, 1915 in Worthington. He was a [1931 graduate of OHS and a] resident of the Wellington area for many years.
He served in the U.S. Army as chief warrant officer during World War II.
He owned and operated the Waite Radio & Electric Co., Wellington, for many years and was employed by the Lorain Products Co. for many years.
He was an amateur radio operator since 1932. He was a past chairman of the Ohio Council of Amateur Radio Clubs. He was a member of the Wellington Masonic Lodge 127 for 50 years. He was also a member of the Wellington American Legion and served as president and secretary of the Wellington Kiwanis. He was a past secretary of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and also served as secretary of the Wellington Hospital Board for more than 20 years. He served on many boards as a member of the Pittsfield United Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Rauthenbusch) Waite; daughters Rita Youngless of Wellington, Christine Park of Wellington and Arlene Waite of Lorain; son, Michael Waite of LaGrange; brother, Raymond Waite of Wellington; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Waite; sons Joseph, John and Kenneth Waite; and parents George and May (nee Hines) Waite.
Friends may call Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, where Masonic services will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Pittsfield United Church of Christ, 17026 Rt. 58, Wellington. The Rev. Kenneth Gerhardt will officiate. Burial will be in South Pittsfield Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pittsfield United Church of Christ, 17026 Rt. 58, Wellington 44090.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, 9 February 2003.

Mary Walchko
Mary (nee Mahilo) Walchko, 86, of Lorain, died Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the Amherst Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Walchko was born in Elyria on June 24, 1921 and [graduated from OHS in 1940. She] had been a resident of Lorain for most of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; daughters, Janice Walchko-Dominguez residing in Sherman Oaks, California and Karen Thomas and Patsy Maderitz both of Lorain; and grandchildren, Derek Thomas, Jennifer Thomas, Michael Maderitz,  and T.J. Maderitz.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katherine (nee Dudash) Mahilo; brothers, Alex, John, Harry, William, and Joseph; and by her sister, Anna Mauer.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 P.M. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, where a Parastas service will be conducted at 4 P.M.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, beginning with a Panachida service at 9:30 A.M. in the funeral chapel and will be followed by the conduction of the Divine Liturgy at 10 A.M. in Saint Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 2711 West 40th Street, Lorain. The Reverend Nicholas Rachford, Pastor of Saint Nicholas Parish will preside. Entombment will follow in the Resurrection Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
The family suggests memorial contributions to either Saint Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 2711 West 40th Street, Lorain, OH 44053 or to New Life Hospice, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. To leave on-line condolences for the family please visit www.gluvna.net.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, November 18, 2007.

Last Rites Held on Tuesday For Gladys Waldecker, 66
Funeral services for Gladys Martin Waldecker, 66, wife of Nicholas Waldecker, were held Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Mrs. Waldecker died Saturday at 11:10 p. m. at Elyria Memorial Hospital after an illness of two months.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich. July 8, 1892, she came to Oberlin at an early age. After graduation from Oberlin High School [in 1910], she attended the Conservatory of Music here. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
The family home is at 43 Groveland.
Besides her husband Mrs. Waldecker is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Youbell, Arlington, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Raymond Dyke, Oberlin; a brother, Justin Martin, Elyria; and three grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 14, 1959, p. 2A.

Alvah Walker dies at 66; heart attack
Alvah Evan Walker, 66, was dead on arrival at Allen Hospital last Friday, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home, 38 Morgan.
Born in Oberlin on Nov. 14, 1910, he had lived here all his life. For over 30 years, he owned and operated the Oberlin Hardware Store, selling it in 1959. He later worked as a supervisor in the Oberlin College Buildings and Grounds department, retiring on July 1, 1976. He was a member of First Church and Oberlin Masonic Lodge 38 F and AM.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, a teacher at Firelands School; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Richards, Lorain and John (Mrs. Robert) MacKellar, Jacksonville, Fla.; and one grandchild.
Services were Tuesday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 14, 1977, p. 2.

Charles E. Walker is victim of crash
Charles E. Walker of Lorain, an Oberlin resident for most of his life, died Monday at Lorain Community Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident over Labor Day weekend. He was 26.
Walker was injured Sept. 2 while riding his motorcycle north on Rt. 60 in Florence Twp. about a mile south of Rt 113. He failed to negotiate a curve, and was thrown from his Honda after it slid off the road and into a guardrail.
He was born in Oberlin and was a 1977 graduate of Oberlin High School, where he participated in wrestling and football. He was a member of the True Light Army Church and was employed as a machinist with Grove Industries in Elyria.
Surviving are his wife, Margarita; sons Charles Jr. and Justin and daughter Kiesha; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Walker of Oberlin; his grandmother, Mrs. Mamie McKinney of Oberlin; his great-grandmother, Mrs. Idella Yates of Girard; brothers Richard of Baltimore, Duane of Elyria, Christopher and Sean of Oberlin, and sisters Barbara Ann and Angela of Oberlin.
His father officiated at the funeral, which was held yesterday at Cowling Funeral Home. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 13, 1984, p. 5.

US flagGerald Albert Walker
Gerald Albert Walker of Phoenix, Ariz., son of Hazel Walker of Oberlin, died suddenly, Monday, May 17, 2004, at his mother’s home while visiting his mother.
Born Nov. 28, 1941, in Oberlin, he [graduated from OHS in 1960 and] served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1968, during the Vietnam War.
He owned and operated a floor covering store in Prescott, Ariz.
Mr. Walker is survived by his sons Gerald A. Walker Jr. of Pinetop, Ariz., and Fred Walker of Queen Creek, Ariz.; daughters Lorna Nevitt and Shelly Crewse, both of Queen Creek, Ariz.; his companion, Mary Ann Shiro of Phoenix; brother, Thomas M. Walker of North Canton; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; mother Hazel Walker (nee Martin) of Oberlin; brother, Thomas M. Walker of North Canton; and companion, Mary Ann Shiro of Phoenix. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred H. Walker.
A private family burial will be held at a later date. Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Oberlin-New Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 25, 2004, p. 2.

John Joseph Walker, 65, truck driver
Oberlin -- John Joseph Walker, 65, of Oberlin, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the emergency room of EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria.
He was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Girard and had lived in Oberlin since 1946.
He graduated from Oberlin High in 1954.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Walker was self-employed as truck driver for many years. He also enjoyed farming.
He was a lifelong member of the Almighty Church, Oberlin, where he served as bishop. He enjoyed sports, including high school and college, and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Esther (nee McKinney); sons Carl J. Walker of Cincinnati, John S. Walker of Crossville, Tenn., and Michael S. Walker of Lorain; daughters Annette M. Walker and Carlene J. Burnett, both of Oberlin, Yvette G. Williams of Elyria and Valerie D. Payne of Atlanta; brother, the Rev. Love D. Walker of Elyria; sister, Nellie B. Caver of Elyria; and 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo and Pincy Mae (nee Tarver) Walker Sr.; and brother, Lorenzo Jr.
Friends may call Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin. Service arrangements are incomplete. The Rev. Love D. Walker, pastor of Almighty Church, will officiate at the services.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Lorenzo Walker Jr.
Lorenzo Walker Jr. was so busy that he seldom had a whole day to spend at his home, 125 Grafton. Saturday he just took the time—worked on a remodeling project, watched the Ohio State game and decided because it was such a beautiful day that he would barbecue supper outdoors.
“He spent the whole day doing just what he wanted to do,” said his sister, Nellie Cavers.
Shortly after 10 o’clock Saturday night, he went to the kitchen for some cider and collapsed of a heart attack. He died with his wife Linelle at his side. He was 41 years old.
Mr. Walker, a superintendent with Griffith Blacktop, was chairman of the Oberlin Planning Commission and co-chairman, with Nora Draves, of the Oberlin High School Booster Club. He was one of the originators of the plan for the new OHS football field which opened this fall.
He was a member of the Almighty Church (True Light Army), which owns Beulah Farm on Hamilton St., and was serving as the church’s president; and was a member also of the loan board of the Farmers Home Administration in Medina.
Born on Aug. 4, 1933 in Girard, he came here as a teenager when the Almighty Church bought Beulah Farm in 1946 and his father, Lorenzo Walker Sr. of 185 Quarry Rd., was called as its minister. He was graduated from Oberlin High in 1953.
In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Walker is survived by five children, all at home; Anthony, 19, now at Lorain County Community College; Rose, 18, senior at OHS; Wayne, 16, sophomore at OHS; Russell, 13, an eighth grader; and Michelle, 11, a student at Pleasant School. He is survived also by two brothers, Joseph, 185 Quarry Rd., and Robert 14237 Quarry Rd. Mrs. Cavers lives at 236 Sumner.
Funeral services were held yesterday at Rust Church with Rev. Samuel Jones of the True Light Army, Girard, officiating, and Dr. Sumpter Riley of Rust Church assisting. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the OHS Booster Club stadium fund.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 14, 1974, p. 3.

Mabel Cordelia (Holloway) Walker
Mabel Cordelia Holloway was born in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A. on May 2, 1902, the sixth of nine children of Reverend and Mrs. Elias B. Holloway.
She attended elementary school in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio. She studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree. She served on the executive committee of the National Students Federation in the U.S.A. At university she was active in the YWCA movement, attending many conferences of the YWCA, and also attended the National Training School of the YWCA in New York. She pursued private studies in Arts and Crafts and painting in Newark, New Jersey and New York City.
At Howard University, in a German class, she met her future husband, Claudius Roland Walker, who was then studying for the Bachelor of Science degree.
After graduating from university and marrying, Mrs. Walker worked at a YWCA in Orange, New Jersey, while her husband pursued his medical studies at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After he completed his medical training, Dr. Walker and his wife came to The Bahamas. She became involved in education, by opening a pre-school, and assisting her husband with adult education classes at The Bahamas Technical Institute, which he organized.
Later, Mrs. Walker became a teacher with the Board of Education. She taught at Southern Preparatory School, Western Senior and Junior Schools. After being a classroom teacher for a number of years, she was promoted to Headmistress of Woodcock Primary School, a post which she held until her retirement in 1962. During her time in the public education system, she encouraged the teaching of handicraft, art and gardening. In addition, she taught adults and children at home to read and write. She taught art, especially painting on fabric.
Mrs. Walker was the founder of The Bahamas Union of Teachers. She worked hard for the recognition of the Union and for teachers to be recognized as professionals. She was adamant about the training of teachers, and fought for better salaries. She was an active member of the Elks Curfew Temple where she served as secretary for many years. She was also a member of the YWCA. She was an activist for the women's suffrage movement in The Bahamas, even demonstrating with a small band of women for the rights of women. Mrs. Walker attended many Women Alliances Conferences in England, Ireland, Africa and Italy.
Mrs. Walker was also an artist. She painted Bahamian scenes on neckties, scarves and skirts, which she sold. She also painted the insignia on the aprons for the Masonic lodges. She was always supportive of her husband in his various projects. She assisted in selling The Voice, a small newspaper which he edited.
Mrs. Walker lived by principles, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". She always believed in the potential of people, and so encouraged people to achieve their goals. She would say, "nothing is impossible" and, "there is nothing called, ‘I can't’". Even in her later life, she was always encouraging and helping people. She believed in the dignity of work. Her hobbies were reading and gardening.
After retirement, she was in charge of Walker's Pharmacy, Clothes and Hardware Store. She assisted with the family business until her death.
She was noted for her contribution to The Bahamas when a primary school, the Mabel Walker Primary school was named in her honour. The Bahamas Union of Teachers also honoured her by naming their building Walker's Hall. She was also given the privilege to declare the building officially open. In addition, she received The Queen's Medal and Certificate of Honour.
Mrs. Walker, the mother of 7 children, died at the age of 85 on July 8, 1987.
Personalities in Bahamian Education,
http://www.bahamasnationalarchives.bs/Bahamian_Educators/Bahamian_Educators_Walker_Mabel.htm

Michael James Walker
Michael James Walker, 21, of Oberlin, was pronounced dead last Friday at Elyria Memorial Hospital following a one-vehicle accident.
Born in Elyria, he lived most of his life in Oberlin. He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1989.
He worked for Maintenance Systems, Elyria.
He enjoyed weight-lifting.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; a daughter, Carissa Lauren, at home; his parents, Larry and Judith Walker of Oberlin; and a grandfather, Harlan Walker of Clendenin, W.Va.
Memorial services were Monday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 10, 1991, p. 2.

US flagRoland Walker, 86
Troy -- A memorial service will be held Thursday for Roland Walker, 86, of Center View Drive, who died Friday in Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Walker was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He came to this country in 1918. He graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1924 and] Oberlin College in Ohio with a bachelor's of arts degree in 1928 and a master's in biology in 1929. He received a doctorate in zoology in 1934 from Yale University.
He was a professor of biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1934 until his retirement in 1972, when he became professor emeritus. Mr. Walker had researched and authored many articles in his field. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Society of Sigma Xi, and a member of the Rensselaer County Historical Society for more than 30 years. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.
He was the widower of Vivian V. Trombetta Walker. Survivors include a son, David Walker of Piermont, Rockland County; a daughter, Helen Walker of Cambridge, Mass.; and three grandchildren. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Christ, Sun of Justice Chapel and Cultural Center, Peoples and Burdett avenues. There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Roland Walker Prize Fund, in care of Department of Biology, RPI, Troy, NY 12180. Arrangements are by the Morris-Stebbins-Miner and Sanvidge Funeral Home, 3412 Hoosick St., Troy.
The Times Union, Albany, New York, Tuesday, August 3, 1993, p. B11.

Former Resident To Be Buried Saturday
Mrs. John Wall Died in Denver Saturday—Had Spent Most of Her Life Here
Mrs. John Wall, former Oberlin woman, died in Denver, Colo., Saturday, aged 74 years. She had been for several years in Denver with her father and two years ago paid a visit to Oberlin.
Mrs. Wall had been a resident here most of her life, coming with her parents when she was about 4 years of age. She was born January 22, 1860, [and graduated from OHS in 1878]. On February 6, 1879, she was married to John Wall, whose death occurred in 1912. Four [six] children were born to them, John and Lewis of this place, Albert and George of Detroit, Mrs. Barbara Atkins of Cleveland and Mrs. George Brown of Denver. The latter is accompanying the remains here.
She was a sister of George Shanks, who died here a few years ago, and her father William Shanks was a former well known resident. He is a veteran of the Civil War and is now 99 years of age.
Among the older residents Mrs. Wall was well and favorably known. She was a member of the First Church in Oberlin.
The remains will arrive today from the west and funeral services held at Sedgeman’s funeral parlors Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. J. A. Richards officiating. Burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, April 13, 1934, p. 1.

Christine Wallace
Oberlin -- Christine Wallace, 52, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2008, following a long illness.
She was born Feb. 14, 1956, in Cleveland, and had lived in Elyria and Oberlin for many years.
Christine Wallace was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1974] and [of] Lorain Community College majoring in business education.
She was employed as a teacher for the Oberlin early childhood center for the past 29 years, retiring in 2006.
Christine Wallace was a life-long member of the Almighty Church of Oberlin, where she was under the spiritual leadership of Mother Wilson and was a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Wallace enjoyed watching T.V., especially the Sci-Fi channel.
Christine Wallace will be sadly missed by her two sons, Joshua and Elijah Wallace, both of Elyria; sister, Regina (Willie) Lucas of Oberlin; brother, Essex Burton of Durham N.C; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Ms. Wallace was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ezzie Wallace and sisters Marjorie Mealings, Gloria Wallace and Dorothy Wallace.
Friends may call Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 West Bridge St., Elyria. The Rev. Michael Martin, pastor of the Almighty Church of Oberlin, will officiate. Burial in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, July 31, 2008.

Dorothy Wallace

Dorothy Wallace of Oberlin died unexpectedly Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Allen Medical Center in Oberlin. She was 51.
Born Nov. 7, 1954 in Cleveland, she moved to Oberlin at a young age. She attended Oberlin schools[, graduated from OHS in 1974,] and earned her associate’s degree in applied business and medical administration from Ohio Business college.
She worked as an STNA in nursing care centers in the Greater Cleveland area for more than two decades.
She was a life member of the Almighty Church in Oberlin. Dorothy was a music enthusiast and a skilled musician being proficient with the violin.
She enjoyed botanical gardening.
Mrs. Wallace is survived by her son, Jamie Wallace; sisters Christine and Regina Wallace; a brother, Essex Burton; aunts Janie Wallace and Minnie Walker; uncle, Aaron Wallace; and a host of other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ezzie (nee Anderson) Wallace; and sisters Marge Anderson and Gloria Wallace.
Services were Saturday, June 3, at Wyers Funeral Chapel in Elyria, Bishop Michael Martin of the Almighty Church officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 6, 2006, p. 2.

Donald L. Walton
Funeral services for Donald L. Walton, 18, of 12043 Pyle Rd., who died last Thursday at 5:35 p.m. at Elyria Memorial Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Yaussy officiated and burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Young Walton died of injuries including extensive brain damage, sustained in a bicycle-car accident on July 23 near his home. A [1976] graduate of Oberlin High School, he had lived in this area all his life. He was born in Amherst July 1, 1958. He was employed at Harbortown Marine Service, Vermilion.
Donald was a member of Sundance Kids 4-H Club, Oberlin 4-H Club and 20th Century Farmers.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Alice and Donald Robertson, with whom he lived; his father and stepmother, Donald and Carol Walton of Birmingham; two sisters, Tracy, at home, and Amy of Birmingham; two brothers, Timothy and Michael, both at home; and grandmothers Mrs. Alice Milan of Wakeman and Mrs. Marion Walton of Birmingham.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 28, 1976, p. 18.

H. Stanley Wangerien
H. Stanley Wangerien, 66, of 624 Ambassador Ave., Eustis, Fla., died yesterday morning at the Waterman Memorial Hospital, Eustis.
Cause of death was not immediately known.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1925 graduate of OHS], Mr. Wangerien had made Eustis his winter home for 27 years. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Oberlin United Methodist Church.
Surviving is his wife, Mae E. [nee Abel], to whom he had been married 43 years.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Zeller, Kennedy and Hamlin Funeral Home, Eustis, Fla., with the Rev. John M. Brackman officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thurs., May 16, 1974, p. D-2.

Paula C. Wanosky
North Ridgeville — Paula C. [Cain] Wanosky (nee Gorske), age 64, of North Ridgeville, passed away suddenly Monday, January 19, 2009, at her home.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1962 graduate of OHS], she was a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 36 years, moving from Fairview Park.
Mrs. Wanosky worked as a science teacher for North Ridgeville High School for 12 years, retiring in 2006. She previously taught at North Olmsted High School and Firelands High School.
She was a volunteer and director of Friendship APL in Elyria for the past two years and was also active with the North Ridgeville Band Boosters.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Gary; sons Alan (Ashley) Wanosky of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Bryan Wanosky of Elyria; daughters Karen (Jeff) Mash and Lauren Wanosky, both of North Ridgeville; grandchildren Dustin, Chelsea, Gillian and Juliet; sisters Pamela (Keith) DeLong of Oberlin and Patricia (Joe) Price of Vermilion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Doris Gorske.
Friends may call Thursday, January 22, 2009, from 3 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 5 p.m. at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039. Rev. Brian Wilbert, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, will officiate. Private burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.davidbognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

Dr. F. Champion Ward
Dr. F. Champion Ward, 96, past dean of the College at the University of Chicago, Ford Foundation vice president and chancellor of the New School for Social Research, died at his home in North Branford on July 2, 2007. Ward's career spanned the postwar course of American and international education, beginning with his tenure as the dean of the innovative College of the University of Chicago in 1947; his years advising the governments of the newly independent nations of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; his work as the Ford Foundation's vice president for education and research; and his term as chancellor of the New School for Social Research.
Ward was born on Dec. 30, 1910 in New Brunswick, N.J., and spent his boyhood and college years in Oberlin, Ohio, where his father, Clarence, was head of the college's art department. After acquiring a master's degree in philosophy in 1936, Ward earned his doctorate at Yale University and received a Sterling Fellowship.
From 1937 to 1945 he taught philosophy and psychology at Denison University, and as associate dean trained military officers for the army's de-Nazification efforts in Europe.
After the war, Ward began a lifelong association with the University of Chicago by joining the faculty of the nascent Hutchins College. Within two years he was appointed dean of the College. For seven years, he and Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins, whose Yale lectures six years earlier had fired Ward's commitment to reforming American higher education, fought side-by-side in the battle between their new interdisciplinary college with its core humanities curriculum and the university's departmental faculties. The principles and practices that have evolved from those years of innovation and backlash wrought changes in American higher education that continue to this day.
After Hutchins' departure, Ward took a leave from Chicago to join the Ford Foundation and serve as educational consultant to the government of India. From 1954 to 1959, during which Chicago made him William Rainey Harper Professor of the Humanities, Ward lived in New Delhi, India with his family.
At a time of Red Baiting back home and Cold War clumsiness abroad, he earned Indian educators' trust and respect by refusing to take any action until he had spent a year immersing himself in the country's culture and history. A gentle critic of the precipitousness with which American philanthropies behaved in developing countries, he was soon enlisted to advise the governments of Burma, Turkey and Jordan as well.
Upon his return to the United States in 1959, Ward began a four-year stint as director of the Ford Foundation's Overseas Development Program for the Middle East and Africa, through which he traveled extensively. In 1963, he was appointed deputy vice president for international programs, and three years later became vice president for education and research. During the next five years he also served as chairman of the White House Task Force on the Education of Gifted Persons, and as a member of UNESCO's International Commission on the Development of Education. From 1959 to 1978 Ward also served as a trustee of his alma mater, Oberlin College.
After his retirement from the Ford Foundation in 1977, Ward served as a consultant at the World Bank, UA-Columbia Cable Television, the Association of American Universities and the Connecticut Board of Higher Education; as well as the Ford, Hazen, Edna McConnell Clark and Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation.
From 1978 to 1981 he guided the MacArthur Foundation's development of its "Genius" grants. He also served on the Greenwich Board of Education, where he successfully fought to retain the town's neighborhood schools.
In 1980, Ward was appointed chancellor of the New School for Social Research and acting dean of its graduate faculty, for which he worked to help restore to its founding, interdisciplinary principles.
A member of the editorial board of the Journal of General Education, editor of The Idea and Practice of General Education and contributor to Humanistic Education and Western Civilization and The Knowledge Most Worth Having, he was the author of numerous articles and reviews.
Ward is survived by his wife, Duira Baldinger Ward; his children, Geoffrey, Andrew and Helen; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Greenwich Citizen, Greenwich, Conn., Friday, July 20, 2007.

Helen Ward, Fern Whitmer Killed in Airliner’s Crash
Two Young Women on Way for Holiday Visits with Parents Here
Included in the toll of 177 dead in last week’s tragic holiday airline crashes were two young women enroute here for holiday visits with their parents in Oberlin and Kipton. Both were victims of the LaGuardia Field crack-up of the United Airlines DC-4 last Thursday evening.
Miss Helen Ward, daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Clarence Ward, 335 E. College St., and Miss Fern Whitmer, daughter of Mrs. Vern Burden of Kipton died in the United Airlines crash, said to have resulted from a sudden cross-wind that hit the DC-4 just as it was about to take off the LaGuardia Field runway.
Memorial services, with Dean Thomas Graham of the Graduate School of Theology officiating were held Sunday for Miss Ward at the East Oberlin Church, where her father is pastor. Funeral services for Miss Whitmer were Tuesday in Cleveland.
On Museum Staff
Miss Ward was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Portland, Me. A graduate of Oberlin High School in 1928 and of Oberlin College in 1932, she later attended the Yale School of Drama in 1933 and 1934. She had traveled extensively and had acted in summer theaters in northern Michigan. She was formerly on the staff of the Costume Art Museum in New York City and when that collection was given to the Metropolitan Museum, she became assistant director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Airline Hostess
Fern Whitmer, who lives in Queens, N. Y., was an American Airlines hostess, enroute here with her fiancé, Charles J. Shannon, Elmhurst, Long Island, to visit here mother, and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Burden, former operators of Vern’s Tavern, Kipton, and now owners of a store there. Miss Whitmer, who was taking her fiancé home to meet her parents, died in the crash. Her fiancé was taken to Queens Hospital, where he died Sunday.
Miss Whitmer was a graduate of City Hospital in Cleveland. She had been an airline hostess for about a year.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 5, 1947, p. 1.

Mrs. Irene D. Ward

Mrs. Irene D. Ward [nee Drake], 66, a former resident of Oberlin, died at her home in New York City Friday.
Born in Sullivan, she attended high school in Oberlin [graduating from OHS in 1927], later moved to Albuquerque and, finally, to New York City.
Survivors include one daughter, Alleyan Ward Miller of New York City; three granddaughters and one sister, Mrs. Ed (Christina) Puscas of Zanesville.
The body was cremated. Graveside services will be held at a later date with burial in Sullivan.
The family requests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, October 28, 1974, p. 10.

Agnes Noble Warden
Mrs. Ernest Nathan Warden (Agnes Lenora Noble), Oberlin’s oldest living graduate, died on June 17, 1958, in Miami, Florida. Her death was caused by bronchopneumonia.
Mrs. Warden was born in LaGrange, Ohio, on February 21, 1958, the daughter of William Wallace Nobel and Lucinda Miller Noble. Mrs. Warden graduated from [OHS in 1876 and from] Oberlin [College] in 1881 with a Literary degree. On December 10, 1884, she married Ernest Nathan Warden, ’80. Mr. Warden was an attorney and one time judge in the Court of Appeals, Napoleon, Ohio. Mr. Warden died in Napoleon, Ohio, on November 21, 1927.
Mrs. Warden lived most of her adult life in Napoleon, Ohio, residing there from 1908-1921, and then returning in 1927 after spending six years in Lima, Ohio. She then remained in Napoleon until 1940, when she moved to Florida, residing with her daughter, Mrs. Faye Warden Benham.
Mrs. Warden had served on the Public School Board in Deshler, Ohio, 1898-1900, and on the Library Board of Napoleon. Mrs. Warden had been Oberlin’s oldest living graduate since the death of her cousin, Mrs. Justitia Parsons McCaskey, ’77, on November 29, 1955.  Mrs. Warden died at the age of 100.
Several of Mrs. Warden’s relatives have attended Oberlin College, among them two brothers, two cousins, and two nieces (Mrs. Arthur Griffith, ’19, Mrs. Joseph P. Stocker, ’27). Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Faye Warden Benham. Two sons, Hugh and Laurence died in 1954 and 1951 respectively.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, October 1958, p. 29.

Personals [Ernest Nathan Warden]
Miss Faye Warden while a guest at the home of her aunt, Mrs. A. E. Hubbard, on her way to London, England, was recalled to Napoleon, Ohio, by the sudden death of her father, E. N. [Ernest Nathan] Warden, last night. Mr. Warden [an 1876 graduate of OHS] was well known, having been judge of the Court of Appeals from his district, and Mrs. Warden was Agnes Noble [OHS ‘76], of LaGrange.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, November 22, 1927, p. 6.

Rev. Eugene Lyman Warner
Rev. Eugene Lyman Warner, of Decatur, Ala., a retired Episcopal priest, husband of Marian Louise Warner, father of Fred Howell Warner of Midlothian [died August 7, 1993. He was a 1935 graduate of OHS].
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., Tuesday, August 10, 1993, p. B-2.

Ralph Emerson Warner

Ralph E. Warner, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado, died April 30 in Denver, at the age of 50.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 8, 1906, to John H. Warner, A.M., ’16, and Estelle Bookman Warner, x’07, Ralph [graduated from OHS in 1925,] received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1929 and his A.M. the following year. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1935, where in addition to his graduate studies he had been a teaching assistant in Spanish and Portuguese. That same year he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder, as an instructor and at the time of his death was a full professor of Romance Languages and Literatures.
He is well-known for his many scholarly publications which include bibliographies, articles, and book reviews. He was a member of the Modern Language Association of America, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and Phi Sigma Iota. An enthusiastic philatelist, his articles on Brazilian and Mexican issues and U.S. Envelopes have been widely read. Ralph was an honorary member of Sociedade Philatelica Paulista.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne Austin Warner; a son, Lawrence; his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Mary R. Warner Jenkins, ’36 [OHS ‘32], Mrs. Estelle Warner Siddall, ’36 [OHS ‘30], and Mrs. Elsbeth Warner Dolden, ’34 [OHS ‘30]; and three brothers, Eugene Warner [OHS ‘35], John H. Warner, Jr., ’31, and Paul Warner, ’32.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, December 1957, p. 31.

Mrs. Evelyn Warren
Mrs. Evelyn Warren, 65, was found dead in her apartment at 29 ½ W. College last Thursday afternoon. She has been ill for a short time.
Mrs. Warren, a former Town Shop employee, was born May 10, 1905, [was a 1925 graduate of OHS,] and lived in the area all her life.
Her husband, Raymond, died in 1957. Mrs. Warren is survived by a son James Dulmage of Columbus, a sister Mrs. Kent Richardson of Lorain and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Warren were conducted by Rev. Donald Spencer of First Congregational Church at the Cowling Funeral Home on Sunday. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Norwalk.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 8, 1970, p. 4.

Marian Lilley Warren
Marian L. Warren died April 26, 1981, in Philadelphia. She had been ill since January. Miss Warren was an English teacher and guidance counselor at Ithaca (N.Y.) High School for 32 years. After [graduating from OHS in 1918 and from Oberlin College in 1922 and] receiving the M.A. from Oberlin in 1925, she taught for ten years. From 1935 to 1942 she combined teaching with counseling while attending Cornell, and received the Ph.D. in English literature in 1942. She continued as guidance counselor until her retirement in 1957.
Miss Warren was active in the Campfire Girls Council, Pi Lambda Theta national honorary education sorority, AAUW, the PTA Council, Ithaca Council of Social Agencies, and the missionary society of the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the New York State Association of Deans and Counselors, New York State Teachers Association, National Teachers Association and the American Personnel and Guidance Association. In college she was secretary of her class, and served on the YWCA cabinet and Hi-O-Hi board. After her retirement she lived in Philadelphia and worked as a home visitor with the Blind Relief Fund. She leaves a sister, Helen.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Autumn 1981, p. 90.

Reita Cole Warren
Reita Warren (nee Cole), 61, of Oberlin died Sunday at Allen Memorial Hospital.
She had lived all her life in Oberlin and was a 1948 graduate of Oberlin High School. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
She had been a bookkeeper for Lorain County Bank in the 1960s and was a travel agent for Oberlin AAA during the 1970s. With her husband, Richard, she owned and operated Reita’s Yesterday Treasures in Wellington. Mrs. Warren was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors in addition to her husband include a son, Richard Jr. of Oberlin, and her mother, Marjorie Cole of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Cole.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, with the Rev. Barbara SilverSmith, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Pittsfield Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 8, 1992, p. 2.

Richard Dane Warren
Richard Dane Warren, 55 of Mesa, AZ passed away December 21, 2010. Richard was born in Oberlin, OH January 13, 1955. [He graduated from OHS in 1974.]
He is preceded by father Lee Warren and mother Mary Francis Warren of Mesa, brother Dale Warren & 1 sister Marlene Vance. Richard is survived by his 3 children Brandon Warren of Pine, AZ, Cassie and Levi Warren of Mesa, and 2 grandchildren. Also sisters Barb Randitsas of A.J., Anna May White of N.C., brothers Donny Warren of Payson, Jerry Plumb & Tom Warren of Mesa, many nieces & nephews.
Richard served in the US Army 1975-79 he was a plumber for the family business & also worked as an iron worker. His favorite things were family, his love for German Shepherds, Harley Davidsons, reading & all sports.
Services will be at Mesa's First Church of the Nazarene on Monday Jan. 3rd at 11am, 955 E. University.
The Arizona Republic, Saturday, January 1, 2011.

Mrs. Sarah M. Warren
Sarah M. Warren [nee Graham], 79, formerly of Zenobia Road, Clarksfield, died Thursday evening at the Ohio Extended Care Center in Lorain following a long illness.
She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and had spent most of her life in the Clarksfield area. [She graduated from OHS in 1917.] She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are two sons, James Warren of Muskogee, Oklahoma and LaVerne Warren of Perrysburg; a stepson, Herman Warren of Norwalk and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Harry Kohles, pastor of the Clarksfield Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Arrangements are being made by Gerber Funeral Home, 16 Cooper St., Wakeman.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sun., Oct. 8, 1978, p. D-2.

US flagDonald A. Wasserman

Age 72. Beloved husband of Dorothy; dear father of Donald, David (Leslie), and Deana King (Greg); grandfather of Kelly, Joseph, T.J., Corey, Haley, Bradley and Sarah; brother of Sonny, and Sandy Kaiser. [1949 graduate of OHS.] U.S. Army Veteran. Visitation Friday, 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M. in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., where services will be held Saturday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Assn., 3601 S. Green Rd., Cleveland, 44122. Arrangements by Dostal Funeral Service dostalfuneralservices.com.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, January 23, 2004.
Donald A. Wasserman, 72, of Olmsted Township, retired operating engineer, died Wednesday. Services today. - Dostal, North Olmsted.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, January 24, 2004.

Anna Ruth (LeRoy) Waterman

Anna LeRoy Waterman, [OHS ’21, OC ’25, died] July 2, 1991, in San Rafael, Calif. Born Sept. 15, 1903, in Adams, Natal, South Africa, she was a library assistant in Williamstown, Mass., for many years. She was an accomplished craftswoman and won many awards for her silver jewelry and hooked rugs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allyn Jay Waterman ’25, and her parents, Albert Emile LeRoy ’01 and Rhoda Clarke LeRoy, Class of 1898. She is survived by sisters Mary LeRoy Funkhouser ’27 and Ethel LeRoy ’22; a brother, Gaylord LeRoy ’30; two daughters, including Shirley Waterman Lobenthal ’53; two nephews, John LeRoy ’66 and Peter Funkhouser ’56; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1991, p. 33.

C. M. Waters, Great O.H.S. Athlete, Dies
Word was received in Oberlin of the death of Clyde M[erelton] Waters, 58, in Bristol, Connecticut, on May 11, as the result of a heart attack. Mr. Waters, a former Oberlin resident, was the brother of F. H. Waters [Frank Howard] Waters [OHS ‘03] of Oberlin.
Born in Kingsville October 29, 1886, the son of F. T. and Alice E. Waters, Mr. Waters came to Oberlin with his family in 1892. He entered the Oberlin High School in 1900 and for three years starred on the high school football team, being considered one of the best athletes in the history of the school.
In 1904 he [graduated from OHS and] entered Williams College where he played football, basketball, baseball and hockey, and was voted in 1906 the best college catcher. He left Williams in 1907 to enter professional baseball, retiring from this in 1919 to become metallurgist with the New Departure Division of General Motors in Bristol, Connecticut.
During the years of his career as a professional baseball player, Mr. Waters was with the New York Highlanders, the Montreal team and the New Haven team until 1918. Previous to that time, he coached the Oberlin High School football team, the teams of Erie High School and of Kenyon and Hamilton Colleges. Pete Fisher, famed Oberlin athlete, was one of his Oberlin protégés.
Famous as a sports official throughout the east, he worked in as many as 125 basketball games a season, and only last November closed his twenty-third season as football official in the Army-Navy games.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Waters is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Engels of Terryville, Connecticut and Miss Marjorie Waters of Washington, D.C.; a brother, F. H. Waters of Oberlin, and a sister of Lorain.
Burial was in Bristol May 14.
Oberlin News-Tribune,
Thursday, May 18, 1944, p. 6.

[Clyde] Waters, Former Williams Star Athlete, Dead

Bristol, Conn. (AP)—Clyde Waters, 55, who ended his 23d season as a football official by working the Army-Navy game at West Point last November, died of a heart attack yesterday at his home here.
Waters, one of the most renowned athletes ever to attend Williams College, had complained only of a slight illness before he was stricken. At Williams, where he was graduated in 1908 [after graduating from OHS in 1903,] Waters won letters in baseball, hockey, basketball and football for four consecutive years. 
After graduating, he signed a contract with the New York Yankees baseball team, but never played in the major leagues. He was a catcher for two years with Montreal in the International League and for six years with New Haven in the Eastern League.

Waters officiated in many of the East’s major gridiron contests during the last 20 years, and numbered such coaches as Chick Meehan, Jim Crowley and Lou Little among his friends.
Veteran fans recalled too that Waters never took kindly to heckling from the crowd and on more than one occasion climbed into the stands to settle matters with any overly persistent annoyers.
Waters Played for Keeps
[“The Referee’s Sporting Chat” sports column by John M. Flynn]

Clyde Waters, who died suddenly in Bristol, Conn., Thursday, was a fine all-around athlete at Williams College from which institution he was graduated in 1908. He was the type of player who battled for everything, rather hard on umpires or referees, despite the fact that he later became an outstanding football official, also an umpire in baseball.

For some years, Clyde caught for the New Haven baseball club of the Eastern Association and later for the New Haven Colonials, a strong semipro team conducted by George M. Weiss, now identified with the Yankees.

Only a short time ago, Clyde signed up to officiate in 10 college football games this year.  Two games at the Yale Bowl and two at Dartmouth were on the list.

The Berkshire Evening Eagle,
Pittsfield, Mass., Friday & Saturday, May 12 & 13, 1944, pp. 13 & 5.

Clyde
Waters
Football Official for 23 Years—Was a Star at Williams

Bristol
, Conn.
, May 11 (AP)—Clyde Waters, who ended his twenty-third season as a football official by working the Army-Navy game at West Point last November, died of a heart attack at today at his home here at the age of 54.
At
Williams College, where he was graduated in 1908, Mr. Waters won letters in baseball, hockey, basketball and football for four consecutive years. After his graduation he was a catcher for two years with Montreal in the International League and for six years with New Haven in the Eastern League.

He leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Engels of Terryville and Miss Marjorie Waters of
Washington, D.C.

The New York Times,
New York, N.Y., Friday, May 12, 1944, p. 19.

Frank Howard Waters
F. Howard (Bud) Waters, prominent varsity athlete in his college days and retired custodian of the College, died April 19[, 1967,] in Montclair, Calif. He had moved to California in 1959 following his retirement in 1953. Born June 1, 1884, in Geneva, Ohio, [and a 1903 graduate of OHS,] Mr. Waters was well known as a student at Oberlin, playing varsity football for four years, two of them as team captain; he was on the baseball team four years and on the basketball team two years.
Following graduation [from Oberlin College in 1908] he became a high school coach in the Midwest. His Algona, Iowa, basketball team was unbeaten; in Ft. Collins, Colo., his track squad won a state title; the Ft. Dodge, Iowa, basketball team was state champion; and he had winning teams in Mason City, Iowa, and Minot, N.D. Mr. Waters left coaching in 1922 after the death of his wife, Bessie Fuller, whom he married in 1913, and his infant daughter. While working in the steel mills in Buffalo, N.Y., he was injured in an accident, nearly losing his leg. He returned to Oberlin in 1932 and was janitor in the physics building until his retirement. In 1939 he married Nell Wilkinson, who died in 1958. Mr. Waters leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Daniel and Mrs. Virginia Foster; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Sly of Lorain, Ohio, and Mrs. Gertrude Blanchard.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, June 1967, p. 38.

Mrs. Nell Waters, 72, Dies of Lung Cancer
Mrs. Nell Wilkinson Waters, 72, resident of Oberlin for more than 50 years and former teacher in the public schools here, died last Thursday at Pleasant View Sanatorium where she had been since March 31. Death was caused by lung cancer.
Mrs. Waters, born in Virginia May 13, 1886, came to Oberlin about 1903 to make her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. George Birdseye. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1906, then taught in country schools for two years before going to Wakeman for a year.
She taught in Oberlin elementary schools for eight years, then went to East Cleveland where she taught for 17 years until her retirement in 1935.
She completed her college work in summer sessions and earned her degree from Kent State University in 1933.
She married F. H. Waters, who survives her, in 1939.
Before ill health forced her to give up outside activities Mrs. Waters did volunteer work at Allen Hospital and worked in the Thrift Shop operated by the Oberlin Woman’s Club. She was a member of First Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 24, 1958, p. 1B.

Roberta Watkins
Roberta Annette Watkins, 66, of Oberlin, died Saturday at her home.
Born in Cleveland, she had lived in Oberlin all her life. A 1943 [1944] graduate of Oberlin High School, she was a licensed practical nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital for a number of years and was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Watkins of Laurel, Md.; daughters, Diantha Watkins of Oberlin, Tracy Watkins of Kirkland, Wash., and Joanne Freeman of Honolulu, Hawaii; stepfather, Elmer Hamlin of Oberlin; brother Myrle Cooper of St. Paul, Minn.; sisters, Hazel Cooper of St. Cloud, Minn., and Bonnie Buster of Shaker Heights; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther, in 1986; and by her father, Myrle Cooper.
Friends will be received Thursday at 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. in the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 9, 1993, p. 2.

Funeral Services For Mrs. [Celestia] Watson Held This Morning
Oberlin, O., Jan. 17—Mrs. Miles J. [Celestia M. “Lettie” Myers] Watson passed away Sunday night at her home, 235 Elm street after a five weeks illness.
Mrs. Watson was born in Mansfield, the daughter of the late Judge Joel Myers and Anna Mary Harper Myers. She came to Oberlin at an early age and attended Oberlin High School [class of 1885?], Oberlin Academy and Oberlin College.
She became associated with the Second Church in Oberlin early in life and was an important worker in all its activities. She was a charter member of the Women’s Relief Corps, Past Regent of the D. A. R., active in the D. A. C., and associated with the Oberlin Women’s Club.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glenn I. Molyneaux, and three grandchildren, Glenn, Jr., Eileen and William Molyneaux.
Private funeral services were held at 10:30 this morning at the home on Elm street.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, January 17, 1939.

Mrs. Anna Weage
Mrs. Anna [Zipporah] Woodruff Weage died at Seattle, Wash., on June 26 as a result of a second stroke. Three years ago she had one and had been in poor health ever since. Mrs. Weage was formerly a resident of East Lorain street and is a sister of C. D. Woodruff of this place. She graduated from [OHS in 1881 and from] Oberlin [College] with the class of 1886.
The Oberlin New, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 11, 1929, p. 1.

Andy David Weaver
New Port Richey, Fla. -- Andy David Weaver, 36, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, of injuries from a motorcycle accident in New Port Richey.
He was born Nov. 17, 1967, in Oberlin and lived in Florida for 10 years.
He [was a member of the OHS class of 1986 and] graduated from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School.
Weaver was a construction worker in Florida.
He enjoyed cooking, fishing and riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Diamonds Motorcycle Club of New Port Richey.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; sons Mitchell A. Weaver and Tyler J. Weaver, both of Maryland; stepson, Matt Clark of Lithia, Fla.; stepdaughter, Cassie Clark of Lithia; his father, Dave Weaver of Oberlin; mother and stepfather, Karen and Dale Herrick of Oberlin; brother, Tim H. Weaver of Oberlin; sister, Ruth A. Francis of Oberlin; stepsister, Laura L. Herrick of Elyria; his grandmother, Phyllis M. Langdon of Oberlin; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Howard Weaver and Howard Langdon; grandmother, Gertrude Weaver; and stepbrother, John Herrick.
A graveside service will be held later at Pittsfield Cemetery.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, December 16, 2003.

Catherine Weaver Dies At Hospital
Oberlin, O. April 14.—Catherine May Weaver, 37, wife of Professor H. E. Weaver of Oberlin College, died at 4:20 this morning at Allen hospital, where she underwent an operation a week ago.
Catherine May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. May of North Main street, was born in Oberlin. She was a [1920] graduate of Oberlin high school and of the Oberlin College class of 1924, and received her Master’s degree in 1932. She was married in 1924 to H. E. Weaver, and they lived for some time in California and in Arizona, returning to Oberlin several years ago. For the past two years, Mrs. Weaver had been operating a kindergarten school at her home, 221 Elm street. She was a member of the First Church, was active in Women’s clubs and in the work of the Parent-Teacher association.
Besides her husband and parents, she leaves two small sons, Richard and Larry; one sister, Miss Beulah May of Ashtabula; and a brother, Gordon C. May of New York City.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at three o’clock from the Sedgeman funeral parlors. Interment will be made in Westwood cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, April 14, 1939, p. 2.
Weaver Funeral
Funeral services for Catherine May Weaver, who passed away early yesterday morning in Allen hospital, will be held Sunday at three o’clock at Fairchild Chapel, with the Rev. N. Van der Pyl in charge. Interment will be made in Westwood cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, April 15, 1939, p. 2.

Mrs. Felix W. [Mary Magdalene] Weaver
Mrs. Mary M. Weaver [nee Muhich], 45, of 23180 Emmons Rd., Columbia Station, was found on the floor of the bathroom of her home by her husband, Felix W., when he returned home yesterday afternoon and was pronounced dead in Elyria Memorial Hospital at 5:15 p.m. Mrs. Weaver had been under treatment for a heart ailment, it is reported.
She was born in Campbell, Aug. 28, 1915. [She graduated from OHS in 1935.]
Surviving besides her husband are two brothers, Edward Musich [Muhich?], of North Ridgeville, and Frank Muhich, of Lorain; three sisters, Mrs. Harold Knoch, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Roy [Kathryn F.] Sprouse [
OHS ‘46], of Grafton and Mrs. Denver Kelly, of Elyria.
Friends may call at the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, January 10, 1961, p. 14.

Robert A. Weaver
Avon -- Robert A. ''Bobby'' Weaver, 37, of Avon, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at his home. [He was a 1983 graduate of Oberlin High School.]
Survivors include his mother, Louise E. Weaver (nee Foote) of Oberlin; and sister, Sandy Weaver of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Weaver Sr., and brother, James L. Weaver Jr.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. The Rev. Bryant Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, January 23, 2002.

Mrs. Ceicle M. Webb
Funeral services for Mrs. Ceicle M. [Cecile May] Webb, 35, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 from the Rust M. E. church in Oberlin. Rev. J. U. Watson will officiate.
Mrs. Webb died suddenly at her home 115 Pine street, Saturday night at 10:15. She was born in Oberlin, January 29, 1902, coming from there to Elyria four years ago [and was a 1921 graduate of OHS].
She leaves her husband, Clarence, six children, Ruth, Clarence Jr., Harold, Phillip, Barbara and Laura; three brothers and three sisters, Harley J., Otis and Worthy Smith all of Oberlin, Mrs. Bertha Stewart of Los Angeles, California, Miss Theresa Smith and Mrs. Ella Thompson, both of Oberlin.
The body will be removed from the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home to the church in Oberlin tomorrow noon.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, October 4, 1937, p. 2.

Bernice Lucille Webber, 86
Oberlin -- Bernice Lucille Webber (nee Hatter), 86, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Oberlin, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at County Villa Terrace in Los Angeles.
She was born May 2, 1914, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
[She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1933.] She had attended Wilberforce University of Ohio and upon her retirement in 1965, went on to finish her college studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., at the age of 67.
Mrs. Webber lived with her family in Oberlin until 1941, when she and her sister left to support the World War II effort in Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the Veterans Administration. She was employed as a statistical code clerk supervisor at Veterans Administration Regional Headquarters, Newark, N.J., for 35 years, until her retirement in 1965.
Survivors include her son, Harry Webber of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Webber, in 1995; parents, George and Mary (nee Clukis) Hatter; sisters Grace and Elenore; and brothers Thornton and Franklin.
Graveside services will be Thursday at noon in Westwood Cemetery, Morgan Street, Oberlin.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, March 15, 2001

Donald F. Webber
Donald Francis Webber, 77, of Oberlin, died at his home in New Russia Township on Jan. 12.
Born in Russia Township, he was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935 and then studied at the Oberlin School of Commerce.
Mr. Webber served in the Army during World War II and afterward worked for the Railway Express Agency for several years. He worked as a shipping foreman at the Bendix Corp. in Elyria from 1951 until his retirement in 1981.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, VFW Post 1079 in Elyria, and the American Association of Retired Persons.
He enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Mary J.; sons, Ronald A. of Oberlin, Dennis R. of Avon Lake, and Charles A. and David W., both of Amherst; daughters, Vicki L. Weitzel of Oberlin and Valerie L. Dale of Elyria; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd A. of Elyria; and a sister, Loretta Neal of Oberlin.
Services were Saturday morning at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. William B. Padavick officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 17, 1995, p. 3.

Lloyd A. Webber
Lloyd A. Webber, 80, of Elyria, passed away Friday, January 18, 2008 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. He was born November 15, 1928.
Lloyd was a 1947 graduate of Oberlin High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1951. During the Korean War he earned Master Sargent and received the bronze star and purple heart medals for heroic combat action.
Lloyd also graduated from the Northern Ohio Private Police Academy in 1984.
He spent his career with the Prudential Insurance company. Lloyd is survived by daughters, Julie Hodgson of Fripp Island, South Carolina, Cindy Ferriman of Northville, Michigan; and a sister, Loretta Neal of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Barbara A. Webber (nee Dimick).
A private memorial service will be held to honor his life.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, January 19, 2008.

Mary Juanita Webber
Mary Juanita Webber (nee Whitney) was born in Oberlin on February 22, 1920 to Charles and Olive Whitney. She had three siblings – Velma (Brill), Don Whitney and Wilma (McDole). She lived the first 16 years of her life in Pittsfield, before moving to Oberlin and graduating from Oberlin Senior High School [in 1939].
She married Donald Webber on June 21, 1941. Together they raised six children. While her children were growing up Mary was a Cub Scout den leader and was active in 4H with her girls. She worked at Gibson’s Bakery and volunteered for many organizations throughout her life. She sold flowers with her husband for the American Cancer Society for many years, was a front desk and gift shop attendant at Allen Memorial Hospital, volunteered at the Flu Shot Clinic and was a member of RSVP. She was active with Meals on Wheels and was a director of the Oberlin Senior Center Craft Room. She enjoyed volunteering as a grandparent reader at Eastwood Elementary School for many years. She loved working outside with her flowers, quilting and sewing, baking and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. She was a member of East Oberlin Community Church, where she served as part of the choir and women’s fellowship. She loved her Lord, life, her family and especially delighted in her 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
She was welcomed into her Savior’s arms Thursday, June 13, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Olive (nee Widowson) Whitney; her husband of 54 years, Don Webber [OHS ‘35]; her siblings, Velma Brill [OHS ‘30], Don Whitney and Wilma McDole [OHS ‘31]; grandson, Richard Webber; and a great granddaughter, Alyssa Webber.
She is survived by her children, Ron (Amy) Webber [OHS ‘61] of Oberlin, Dennis (Rose) Webber [OHS ‘65] of Avon Lake, Charles Webber [OHS ‘69] of Amherst, David (Rhonda) Webber [OHS ‘73] of Amherst, Vicki (Charles) Weitzel [OHS ‘77]of Oberlin, Valerie (Tracy) Dale [OHS ‘82] of Elyria; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren.
Per her request, a private graveside service is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice Center of Lorain County, the American Cancer Society or the library of Eastwood Elementary School.
Online condolences may be sent at www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, June 14, 2013.

Eleanor Weber, 79, of Palatine, hospital volunteer, schoolteacher
By Krystyna Slivinski
Special to the Tribune
Eleanor Weber, 79, of Palatine was a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher and a 23-year volunteer at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
“There was a strong tradition of service in her family,” said her daughter, Sheila [W. (Philip)] Aszling [of Chicago]. “Her family also was very educationally oriented.”
Two of Mrs. Weber’s siblings became teachers. Her late father, Lyman Cady, was a theology professor.
A former resident of Inverness and Rolling Meadows, Mrs. Weber died Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Church Creek Health Care Center in Arlington Heights.
She was born [November 1, 1921] in Tsinan, China, where her father worked as a missionary.
Her family returned from China and settled in Oberlin, Ohio, where Mrs. Weber [graduated from high school in 1939 and] obtained a bachelor of arts degree in history from Oberlin College in 1943. She married a year later and became a homemaker, raising her children in Chicago. She volunteered for her children's parent-teacher associations and served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts and was a Girl Scouts leader in Norwood Park.
In the early 1960s Mrs. Weber returned to college and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago. After graduating she worked as a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher at Brentano Elementary School on Chicago’s Northwest Side until 1973, when she retired and moved to Inverness.
Mrs. Weber began volunteering at Northwest Community Hospital. She taught baby-sitting clinics for teens, served as president of the Northwest Community Hospital Foundation, and supervised student volunteers. She worked part-time for the last three years as a receptionist for the hospital’s surgical waiting room.
“She was a teacher from the get-go,” said Diane Folkers, a volunteer coordinator at the hospital. “Our teens respected her. … She had touched so many of their lives.”
Besides her daughter, she is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald [Robert Weber]; three sons, Donald [B. Anchorage, AK,] Scott [(Cynthia) Weber, Grand Rapids, MI] and [Keith (Dana) Weber of Martinez, CA]; two brothers, William and Eugene Cady; a sister, Louise Hall; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later.
Chicago Tribune, Northwest Edition, Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, December 14 [& 13], 2000, sec. 2, p. 9.

Katherine Anne Webster

Katherine Anne Webster of Oberlin died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the emergency room of Allen Medical Center. She was 42.
Born June 3, 1964, in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1981. She lived in Oklahoma for 18 years before returning to Oberlin six years ago.
She worked in the electronics department at Invacare in Elyria since returning to Oberlin.
She enjoyed travel, NASCAR, vintage Volkswagen events, and car shows.
Mrs. Webster is survived by her husband, Kevin Webster; sons Steven A. Webster of Oberlin and Jacob H. Webster of South Amherst; mother, Johanna K. Watkins of Oberlin; and sister, Johanna E. Pionke of Ft. Meade, Md. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Revers.
Private family graveside services were held at Westwood Cemetery. Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorain National Bank, 40 E. College St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074 c/o Katherine Anne Webster.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 17, 2006, p. 2.

Ralph Allen Webster III
Ralph Allen Webster III, 50, of Ponca City, Okla., and a former resident of Oberlin, died Wednesday in Ponca City after suffering complications from diabetes.
Born in Wilkensburg, Pa., he lived in the Oberlin area most of his life.
A 1969 Oberlin High School graduate, he worked in several industries, including a bicycle factory and a meat-packing factory.
He enjoyed writing fiction.
Survivors include his father, Ralph Jr., and brothers Timothy of Austin, Texas, Thomas and Eddie, both of Naples, Fla., and Kevin of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, in 1997 and his mother, Dolores Thomas, also in 1997.
Friends may call starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City.
A graveside service will be in Canute, Okla., on Monday.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, November 3, 2001.

Earl E. Weekly

Earl Edwin Weekly, 41, of 432 Metcalf Rd., a veteran of World War II, died in Fairview Park Hospital at 6:22 p.m. Saturday. He had been ill three weeks, following an operation.
Mr. Weekly was born in Akron Feb. 19, 1921, but lived nearly all his life in Elyria [after graduating from OHS in 1939]. He was a toolmaker at the Carlisle Machine and Tool Co., and a member of the American Rifle Association. During World War II he was a technical sergeant with the 411th bomb squadron on Guam.
Surviving are his parents, Kathryn and Harold Dearth of Elyria, and a brother John Weekly, with the U. S. Air Force in Japan.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Neighboub officiating, and burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, August 13, 1962, p. 18.

John William Weekly

John William Weekly, 66, of Jacksonville, Ark., died March 27, [1985,] in the Jacksonville Veteran’s Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Weekly was born in Elyria and was a graduate of Elyria [Oberlin] High School [in 1937]. He left the area in the late 1950s when he joined the Air Force.
He retired from the Air Force as a Technical Sergeant in 1974 with 25 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Juliette (nee Sudau); a son, John; a step-son, Dana Humphrey of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at the Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel. Rev. Robert Edwards officiated.
Burial with military honors was at National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ark.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, April 10, 1985, p. D-2.

Charles J. Weeks
Charles J[udson] Weeks, 86, of 149 W. College, an active member and a high office holder in several orders of the Masonic Lodge, died last Thursday in Welcome Nursing Home where he had been a patient nine months. [He was a 1902 graduate of OHS.]
Mr. Weeks retired as a signal maintenance man for the Penn Central Railroad in 1949. He was born in Kipton and had lived in the area all his life. He attended First Church.
Mr. Weeks was a 63-year member and past master of Masonic Lodge 380 F and AM, 56-year member and past high priest of chapter RAM 219, a 40-year member and past illustrious master of Elyria Council 86, a 30-year member and past command of Elyria Commandery 60, a 60-year member and past worthy patron of Oberlin Pansy Chapter Order of Eastern Star 34 and a 25-year member of Lake Erie Consistory. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Knights of York Cross of Honor.
Mr. Weeks’ wife Maud died in 1969. Surviving are two sons, Richard A. of Elyria and Charles P. of Alliance; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller of 182 E. College; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a brother Paul T. of Framingham, Mass.
An Eastern Star service was held at Cowling Funeral Home Friday, followed by a Masonic service. Rev. Donald Spencer of First Church officiated at a graveside service Saturday afternoon at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 25, 1970.

Charles P. Weeks
Charles P[arsons] Weeks, 83, of Alliance, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, from injuries incurred in an automobile accident.
Born in Oberlin, Ohio, [and a 1933 graduate of OHS,] he was the son of the late Charles J. and Maude Parsons Weeks. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruth M. Beans Weeks of the residence; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Gary Jackson of Northfield; a son, Ronald P. Weeks of Alliance, a son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Leeanna Weeks of Akron; a brother, Richard Weeks of Elyria; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach Street N.E., Canton, Ohio 44720. Charles was a member of the Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society, Inc. (Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society, 1-800-633-9720.)
Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Thursday, October 10, 1996, p. C8.

Funeral service Aug. 6 held for Mrs. Weeks, 85
Mrs. Charles J. (Maude Adelaide) Weeks, 85, died Aug. 3 at Welcome Nursing Home where she had lived for six weeks. Her home had been at 149 W. College.
Services were held Aug. 6 at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Spencer officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Born in Vermilion on March 16, 1884, Mrs. Weeks had lived in Oberlin most of her life [and was a 1903 graduate of OHS]. She was a member of First Church; Nineteenth Century Club; 62-year member and past matron of Pansy Chapter No. 34, Order of Eastern Star; and Auxiliary of Elyria Commandery No. 60.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Richard A. of Elyria and Charles P. of Atwater; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller of Oberlin; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 21, 1969, p. 7.

Paul Thorne Weeks

Paul Thorne Weeks, [OHS ’06, OC ’13, died] September 28, 1990, in Pompano Beach, Fla. Born November 19, 1890, in Clarksfield, Ohio, he earned the Ph.D. degree in physics at Cornell U. After serving in the U.S. Army Mr. Weeks worked in the radio-tube engineering divisions of Westinghouse Lamp Co. and Raytheon Manufacturing Co. He earned professional and national accolades for his part in developing the proximity-fuse tube, subminiature tube, and transistors. He retired in 1960. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy Weeks Curtis ’13, and cousin, Judson Spore ’24. Survivors include his wife, Joie Miriam.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1991, p. 28.

Richard A. Weeks
Richard A. Weeks, 86, of North Canton, and formerly of Elyria, died suddenly Tuesday, October 30, 2007. He was born in Oberlin on July 31, 1921 to the late Charles [OHS ‘02] and Maude (Parsons) [OHS ‘03] Weeks.
While growing up in Oberlin, he spent his summers on his grandparents’ farm in Kipton. He was president of the Oberlin High School Class of 1939, received a bachelor’s of Naval Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1943 and served as a Naval officer during WW II, sailing on merchant ships in war zones.
In 1947, he received a bachelor’s of Business Administration from Western Reserve University. After working for the Plain Dealer and Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Dick worked 32 years for the Bendix Corp. as an accountant.
In Elyria, he was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, coached Little League baseball for 18 years, enjoyed many jazz concerts at Oberlin College, and was a member of the Eagles.
Living the last 10 years in North Canton with family, he was active at Holy Spirit Catholic Church as a eucharistic minister and proclaimer of The Word, and a member of The Canton Horseshoe Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Throughout his life, Dick enjoyed playing tennis, bowling and pitching horseshoes. Dick had an insatiable love of learning, demonstrated by his reading and attendance of college classes.
He was a loving and devoted family man.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Helen W. Weeks in 1997; sister, Elizabeth Fuller [OHS ‘24]; and brother, Charles Weeks [OHS ‘33].
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Jeanette Weeks of Green, Richard and Elizabeth Weeks of New York City, John and Anne Weeks of the home; grandchildren, Michael (Heather) Weeks of Greenville, S.C., Paul (Alison) Weeks, Thomas, Daniel and Charlie Weeks all of New York City, Sarah, Timothy and Halle Weeks of the home; great-granddaughter, Julia Weeks of Greenville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Arnold Funeral Home, Hartville. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the Rev. John Zapp as celebrant. Burial follows in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Religious Education and Youth Ministry, 2952 Edison St., NW, Uniontown, OH 44685. Visit online at www.arnoldfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, November 01, 2007.

Margaret C. (Gerrish) Weislogel
Margaret Gerrish Weislogel died Sept. 2, 1982, in Fairview, Pa. She was born Oct. 26, 1901, in Oberlin, the daughter of William B. ’86 and Julia (Gage ’84) Gerrish. She attended [OHS, class of 1920, and] Oberlin [College] 1921-26 [class of 1925] and married Charles L. ’27 in 1926. For many years, she was a secretary with Charles L. Weislogel Registered Surveyors Inc.
For a brief time, she was a secretary for the Fairview Joint School Board and was secretary/treasurer for the Fairview Cemetery. She was a member of the Wives of Professional Engineers, Business and Professional Women and a charter member of the Fairview Community Council. In 1973, she was honored for her service to military families for the American Red Cross.
She leaves a daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and four sisters, including Dorothy Henkes ’18 [OHS ‘14], Martha Metcalf ’11 [OHS ‘07] and Mary Seiberling ’18 [OHS ‘14].
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1983, p. 62.

Gilbert Wellman
Gilbert Walter Wellman died at age 74 of an apparent heart attack Monday evening in the Elyria Memorial Hospital emergency room.
He was a lifetime Elyria and Oberlin area resident, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1933 [1934]. He was born in Elyria.
Wellman was a job setter, retiring in 1976 from Ohio Screw Products in Elyria. Before Ohio Screw Products he worked at Colson Co., Elyria.
He was a member of the Lake Erie Gem and Geology Society and a World War II army veteran.
His hobbies were lapidary work, woodworking and electronics.
Survivors are his wife of 47 years, Alma; a daughter, Shirley Ann South of Cincinnati; two grandchildren and a brother, Paul M. of Elyria.
The Rev. Stephen Hammond will officiate the services today at 11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home. Burial in Westwood Cemetery will follow the service.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 17, 1988, p. 2.

Flossie Edna Ritzenthaler Wells
Flossie Edna Ritzenthaler Wells died Sept. 16, 1987, in Prescott, Ariz. She was born May 27, 1889, in Kipton, Ohio[, graduated from OHS in 1906, and was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1913]. Before her retirement in 1959 she held various teaching positions at schools in Ohio, North Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1988, p. 40.

Former Director of Warner Library [Kristin Weltzheimer] Dies at 63
Kristin Weltzheimer of Ossining was a longstanding member the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, where a memorial for her will be held on Dec. 15.
Kristin Weltzheimer of Ossining died November 29, 2012 at the age of 63. Born in Oberlin, OH on December 24, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Margaret Boesche Weltzheimer. Kristin was a [1966] graduate of Oberlin High School, Hiram College in Hiram, OH and had Masters Degrees from Case Western Reserve and Pace Universities.
She had been a Librarian at Westchester Community College, SUNY Purchase and the Ossining Public Library. She had also served as Director of the Somers Library and Warner Library in Tarrytown.
Kristin was also instrumental in establishing the Ossining branch of the Civil Service Employees Union. She was a member of the Westchester Library Assn., American Library Assn., Rotary Club and the Jacob Burns Film Center.
During the 1980's, Kristin pursued an acting career and studied acting in New York City. She appeared as an extra in several feature length films including Zelig, TheVerdict and Prizzi's Honor.
Kristin was a faithful and longstanding member of Union Church. She was an active member of the Board of Trustees and provided many years of service to the music program in which she sang in the choir and played the flute.
She is survived by her brother Harry Boesche Hunsicker of Dallas, TX and her sisters Mary Ann Hunsicker [OHS ‘52] of Yardley, PA and Gretchen Holden [OHS ‘58] of Portland, OR.
A memorial service to celebrate Kristin's life will be held on Saturday, December 15 in the Union Church of Pocantico Hills at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to one of the following three organizations: The Union Church of Pocantico Hills Music Fund, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation or PBS.

Tarrytown-SleepHollowPatch, http://tarrytown.patch.com/articles/former-director-of-warner-library-dies-at-63, Monday, December 03, 2012.

Helen (Brady) Werner
Helen Miriam (Brady) Werner (OHS class of 1932) died in Louisville, Colorado, on March 4, 2005 of complications following a broken hip.  Helen resided in Boulder, Colorado, where she and her husband, Myron (also a Class of 1932 OHS graduate), lived for over 50 years after moving to Colorado first in 1951, returning in Oberlin the next year and building a home, then returning to Boulder in 1954.  A graduate of the Oberlin School of Commerce, Helen served as a secretary in the Oberlin and Boulder public schools as well as in the Psychology Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Myron, who was employed as a carpenter at the University of Colorado, died of a stroke in 1980. Helen and "Mike" enjoyed entertaining relatives and Oberlin friends in Colorado and hosting many gatherings of children and grandchildren in their home and on picnics in the Colorado mountains.  They have left behind three children (Marjorie Bell of Bakersfield, California; John Werner of Sanford, Florida; and Joel Werner of Boulder) as well as six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Nieces and nephews include Jane (Slater) Spiegelberg and Gary Slater of Oberlin and Kent Slater of Highland Ranch, Colorado.
Obituary provided by family.

Helen Miriam Werner
Helen Miriam Werner, of Boulder, died of congestive heart failure Friday, March 4, 2005, at HospiceCare Center of Louisville. She was 90.

Born May 31, 1914, in Lakewood, Ohio, she was the daughter of James A. Brady and Miriam E. Goodnough Brady. She married Myron Werner in 1937 in Oberlin, Ohio. He died in 1980.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1932 and from Oberlin Business College.
Mrs. Werner was a secretary at the University of Colorado, Fairview High School and Martin Park Elementary. Before moving to Boulder in 1954, she was a secretary in Oberlin.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Boulder. She also volunteered at Boulder Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Werner enjoyed music, gardening and cooking.

"She was passionate about Colorado and proud to live in one of the oldest homes in the Newlands area of Boulder," her family said.

Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Bell, of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sons, John Werner, of Sanford, Fla., and Joel Werner, of Boulder; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise B. Brady and Marjorie R. Slater, and a brother, James A. Brady.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 345 Mapleton Ave., Boulder.

A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Darrell Rott will officiate. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3016 Kalmia Ave., Boulder. A reception follows at the church.

Contributions may be made in her name to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026.

M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Camera,
Boulder, Colorado, Wednesday, March 9, 2005, p. A19.

Myron Lee Werner
Myron Lee Werner of Boulder, Colorado, former Oberlin resident, died at his home on Sept. 17 after a long illness. He was 67.
Born in Amherst on July 15, 1913, he lived in Oberlin more than 30 years. He graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1932] and Oberlin School of Commerce and was a journeyman carpenter, serving as secretary to the Oberlin union for several years. He and his family moved to Boulder in 1954, where he worked as a carpenter for the University of Colorado until retirement in 1970. He also served in Boulder as secretary for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Brady Werner; two sons, John Werner of Yonkers, New York and Joe Werner of Boulder; a daughter, Marjorie Lee (Mrs. Evan) Bell of Bakersfield, California; sister, Candace Kreeger of Amherst; sister-in-law, Marjorie (Mrs. Harlan) Slater of 132 Hollywood; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday at Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Cleveland.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 25, 1980, p. 2.

Louis Lee West
Louis Lee West, 79, of Oberlin, died suddenly Monday, May 5, 2008, at Allen Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1928, in Oberlin [and was a 1948 graduate of OHS].
Mr. West was a brick mason for many years. He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, the Sparrows Bible Study Group, NAACP and Union 45 local 34. Louis enjoyed visiting the sick and shut-ins, gardening, fishing, traveling and loved being active within the Oberlin community.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy B. West of Oberlin; son, Darrell T. West of Cleveland Heights; daughter, Jacquelyn D. Hopkins of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; sisters, Vivian West and Betty Oldwine, both of Dayton, Sue Wells of Memphis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Gladys Lee West.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at Rust United Methodist Church, Oberlin. Pastor Lorenzo Smart of Rust United Methodist Church will officiate.
There will be a private family burial at a later date.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

Margaret West
Margaret H. West (nee Houghton) of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Oberlin, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at a care center in Colorado Springs.  She was 90.
Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1929. She attended Oberlin College and the Oberlin Business College.
She worked in a government office in Lorain for two years, then worked as a civilian in an Army Air Corps plant in Elyria during World War II.
Following the war, she worked at Oberlin College as secretary to the director of admissions for five years. Then she worked as the administrative assistant to the dean of women for 25 years.
She was a member of First Church for 46 years, where she was a member of the Women’s Association as well as a deaconess for many years. She was president of the Senior Forum women’s club for four years.
Mrs. West is survived by her son, James West of Colorado Springs; daughter-in-law, Joy West; granddaughter, Janice Bouska of Salem, Ore.; grandson, James R. West of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Paige Bouska, and Elizabeth, James, and Matthew West. She was preceded in death by here parents, Morton and Grace (nee Wood) Houghton; twin sister, Martha; and sister, Elizabeth Beckley.
Burial will be at Oberlin at a future date, yet to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Evangelical Covenant Church, 4965 Barnes, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80917.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 27, 2002, p. 2.

Margaret West

Margaret West [nee Ward], 81, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Nov. 6 at her residence after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born in Pittsfield, she was a [1923 graduate of OHS and a] former resident of Oberlin.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Oberlin.
Mrs. West is survived by a brother, Thomas Ward of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Alice Ward Dugan of Port Charlotte, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1978, two brothers, and two sisters.
A memorial Mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Sacred Heart Church, Oberlin. The Rev. Robert Bonnell will officiate.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, November 14, 1985, p. B-2.

Eva P. Weston
Eva P. Weston (nee Smith), 84, of Oberlin, died Friday after a long illness.
Born in Nottingham, England, she had been a resident of Oberlin since 1917 and was a 23-year resident of the John Frederick Oberlin Retirement Center.
A 1925 graduate of Oberlin High School, she was also a graduate of the Oberlin Business School.
From 1943-49 she was an assistant in the alumni records office of Oberlin College, and had also worked as a bookkeeper for Oberlin Savings Bank for 16 years.
She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, serving as secretary of the Oberlin chapter.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Weston was preceded in death by here husband, Harold, in 1966; and by four sisters.
Services were Monday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Woomer officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Senior Citizens Association in care of the Oberlin Community Center, 80 S. Main St.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 26, 1989, p. 2.

Thomas F. Weston
Thomas F. Weston, 76, of Oberlin, died July 4 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria after a short illness.
Born in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1941 [1943].
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps assigned to the 384th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, and participated in D-Day.
Mr. Weston was employed at the General Motors Corp. in Elyria, Thew Shovel in Lorain and then for 29 years at the Maytag Corp. in Bellevue, before retiring in 1986.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and had served as a trustee, usher and co-director of the annual resale.
He belonged to the Cleveland Wing of the Confederate Air Force, where he served on the maintenance crew and had participated in the annual air show at the Lorain County Regional Airport.
His interests included the Boy Scouts, golf, antique cars, story telling, camping, vegetable gardening and traveling with his wife and family.
He had taken several trips to England to retrace his Air Corps assignments and his family roots. He recently completed a cruise through the Panama Canal.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean (nee Court); sons Michael P. of Amherst and Tom J. of Cleveland; daughters Christine L. Gerberick of Ashland and Elizabeth A. Weston and Kathryn S. Vannatter, both of Oberlin; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church on July 9, with the Rev. O. French Ball and the Rev. Judith W. Claycombe officiating. Burial was in Milan Cemetery in Milan.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 14, 1998, p. 3.

Margaret West
Margaret H. West (nee Houghton) of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Oberlin, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at a care center in Colorado Springs.  She was 90.
Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1929. She attended Oberlin College and the Oberlin Business College.
She worked in a government office in Lorain for two years, then worked as a civilian in an Army Air Corps plant in Elyria during World War II.
Following the war, she worked at Oberlin College as secretary to the director of admissions for five years. Then she worked as the administrative assistant to the dean of women for 25 years.
She was a member of First Church for 46 years, where she was a member of the Women’s Association as well as a deaconess for many years. She was president of the Senior Forum women’s club for four years.
Mrs. West is survived by her son, James West of Colorado Springs; daughter-in-law, Joy West; granddaughter, Janice Bouska of Salem, Ore.; grandson, James R. West of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Paige Bouska, and Elizabeth, James, and Matthew West. She was preceded in death by here parents, Morton and Grace (nee Wood) Houghton; twin sister, Martha; and sister, Elizabeth Beckley.
Burial will be at Oberlin at a future date, yet to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Evangelical Covenant Church, 4965 Barnes, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80917.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 27, 2002, p. 2.

Death Of Young Man Wednesday Morning
George H. Westervelt Died After Long Sickness—Private Funeral Today
George H. Westervelt, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Westervelt of 155 North Pleasant street, died at his home Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock. He had been sick for a long time.
The young man was 23 years of age and was a graduate of the high school. He had also studied in the Oberlin Business College. He was born in Oberlin at the old home on South Professor street, and had lived here all his life. He was a bright young man and had many friends among the young people. His parents have the sympathy of every one.
Private funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon. The burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, August 5, 1927, p. 1.

John Westervelt, 59, dies; nephew of building donor
John E. Westervelt, 59, was found dead at his home, 155 N. Pleasant, Friday noon. He had been ill for the past several months.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Frederick Schumacher officiating. Interment was in Westwood Cemetery.
Born in Oberlin Nov. 8, 1906, Mr. Westervelt lived his entire life in Oberlin [and was a 1924 graduate of Oberlin High School]. He was employed at the Thew Shovel Co., Lorain. He was a member of First Church.
He is survived by two brothers, Dr. Herbert Westervelt of Benton Harbor, Mich., and William Westervelt of Decatur, Ill.
Mr. Westervelt was a nephew of Edmond C. Westervelt, who gave Westervelt Hall to Oberlin College.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 9, 1965, p. 6A.

Alfred G. Wheeler
Alfred G. “Al” Wheeler, longtime athletic director and coach at Peru State College and member of the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame, died June 16 at Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 83.
Born in Oberlin, Wheeler was a [1918 graduate of Oberlin High School and a] 1922 graduate of Oberlin College. He was a three-sport letterman, captain of the basketball team for three years, and was “All Ohio” in basketball and football his senior year. In 1921 he quarterbacked the Oberlin team that upset powerful Ohio State, the last time an Ohio team ever defeated OSU.
Wheeler came to Nebraska after coaching two years at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, two years as freshman coach at Iowa State, and nine years as assistant and later head baseball, basketball and football coach at Amherst College in Massachusetts. After obtaining his Master’s degree at Columbia University, he came to Peru in 1938 for what he thought might be only a year or two.
He is survived by his wife, Frances, whom he met at Columbia University in 1937. Other survivors are his son Al Jr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, an entomologist with the Pennsylvania department of agriculture, two daughters, Sandra Jane Evans of Greenwich, New Jersey and Mary Sue McKnight of Grove City, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Bertha Powers, of Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 24, 1982, p. 2.
Alfred G. Wheeler, A.B., P.E., died June 16, 1982, at Charlotte, N.C., of kidney failure. Athletic director and coach at Peru State Teachers College in Nebraska from 1938 until his official retirement in 1965, he was selected Nebraska College Coach of the Year in 1952 by the Omaha World-Herald and in 1960 by the Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star. In 1952 the Rockne Club of Kansas City named him Little All American Coach of the Year. He was a member of the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame and was elected to the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame in Los Angeles in 1954.
“Coach Al” began his athletic career at Oberlin High School [class of 1918] as captain and quarterback of the football team and a basketball player. He went on to play college football, basketball and baseball [at Oberlin College], earning nine letters. He was captain of the basketball team for three years and was “All Ohio” in basketball and football his senior year.
Mr. Wheeler was the quarterback who completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Bill Parkhill ’22, capping an 85-yard drive, in the 7-6 win over Ohio State in 1921. Parkhill, who died in 1980, kicked the extra point.
After graduating from Oberlin [College in 1922] Mr. Wheeler went into professional basketball for a year with the Rosenblum team of Cleveland. He then coached for two years at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles where his teams won a city championship in football and placed second in basketball. From 1925 to 1927, Mr. Wheeler was freshman football coach at Iowa State College and assistant to the late Nelson Metcalf ’12 [OHS ‘08].
He went to Amherst College as freshman football coach and his team’s record was marred with only one defeat and one tie. For nine years he was Amherst’s assistant and later, head baseball, basketball and football coach. His varsity baseball teams won four Little Three Championships.
In 1937 he received the master’s in health and physical education from Columbia and then went to Peru, where his overall football record was 133-51-12. His football teams won or shared seven Nebraska Conference titles and his basketball, baseball and track teams all won NCC championships.
His basketball teams participated in five N.A.I.A. tournaments. In track, Mr. Wheeler coached two conference champions in an eight-year period. In 1958, he brought baseball back to the campus after a 35-year absence. In 1960, he led his team to an 11-6 record. His teams won 75, lost 65 and won or shared two NCC titles.
For 12 years Coach Wheeler was district chairman of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He was a member of the executive committee for seven years and was president 1953-54.
It was said in the Lincoln Evening Journal Sept. 14, 1965, that Mr. Wheeler probably was responsible for “more coaching protégés out in the state and across the nation than anyone else in Nebraska history.”
Mr. Wheeler leaves his wife, Frances Rudisill, whom he married in 1938, a son, two daughters from a previous marriage and a sister, Bertha Powers, formerly of Oberlin. His first wife, Isabelle Hoelzle ‘23k, died in 1971.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Autumn 1982, p. 95.

Charles E. Wheeler Jr.

Oberlin -- Charles E. Wheeler Jr., 67, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in the Community Regional Medical Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
He was a lifetime resident of Oberlin. He attended Oberlin High School (class of 1957?).
Wheeler was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Merchant Marine Corps and was once employed as a truck driver.
He attended Rust United Methodist Church in Oberlin. He enjoyed fishing, playing various card games and animals.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth A. (nee Hodge) Johnson, and stepfather, James Johnson Jr., of Oberlin; sister, Rita Mae White of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Friends may call Monday at 11 a.m. until the service at noon in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 W. Bridge St., Elyria. The Rev. Greg Ball will officiate.
The Morning Journal, Saturday, November 04, 2006.

Chas. Wheeler, Political News Writer, Is Dead
Charles N[ewton] Wheeler, 75, political editor of the Chicago Daily News, died yesterday in his home at 426 Belmont av. after an illness of several months. He was former president and a leading spirit in the Chicago Press Veterans association, whose members were gathered in La Salle hotel for their annual meeting just as word of Wheeler's death was received in newspaper offices.
Services will be held in the chapel at 25 E. Erie st., Tuesday, the time to be set later, and burial will be in Mt. Greenwood cemetery. There will be a wake in the chapel at 6 p.m. today.
Wheeler was known as the dean of Chicago's political editors, but he also was a classical scholar who could, and often did, make better speeches than most of the men he wrote about as a reporter for 53 years.
Known Country Over
Wheeler, who called himself the youngest reporter in Chicago "from the neck up," had a nationwide acquaintance and had covered political conventions and campaigns since William Jennings Bryan was nominated for President for the second time by the Democrats in Denver in 1908.
His last active work was coverage of the 1949 legislative session as political editor of the Daily News. After the closing all night session at Springfield, he returned to his hotel at 7 a.m. on July 1 and raised a baritone voice in a hymn of thanksgiving when he saw a newspaper headline heralding the conviction of an alleged communist worker. Since then he worked only a few days after taking a vacation.
Reporter in Joliet
Wheeler came to Chicago in 1907 from Joliet where he had been a street car conductor, steel worker and reporter for 10 years for Joliet newspapers. He became political editor of the old Inter-Ocean.
In 1914 he became a member of The Tribune’s staff, where he worked six years, two of which were spent abroad as chief of the London bureau and as war correspondent in France during the closing months of the first World war.
His last 10 years of active work were as political editor of the Daily News, which he joined in 1939 upon the demise of the Herald-Examiner, where he first worked in 1921. Twice his newspaper career was interrupted, first as American spokesman for the De Valera government of free Ireland and again, for two years before the 1929 depression, assistant to the president of the Illinois Power and Light company.
Halls His Profession
At the close of his career close friends knew that Wheeler had one regret. It was that he did not die in harness, to escape illness and hospitalization. To 200 colleagues at his 70th birthday celebration in the Red Lacquer room of the Palmer House, he said, "The reporter's profession is the noblest on earth."
Wheeler was born July 28, 1874, in Steuben, O. [and graduated from OHS in 1894.] He was married in 1897 to Mary Lowery of Joliet.
Surviving are his widow, Laura, whom he married in 1921; five sons, Calvin, Patrick, and Charles Jr., all of Joliet, Marshall of Springfield, and John of Chicago, and a daughter, Mrs. Jerome Holland.
Photograph: C. N. Wheeler
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., December 04, 1949.
Charles N. Wheeler
Charles N. Wheeler of 426 Belmont avenue, husband of Laura Hanoon Wheeler, father of Marshall of Springfield, Ill., Calvin Patrick and Charles Jr. of Joliet, and John and Mrs. Jerome Holland of Miami Shores, Fla., brother of Mrs. Mary L. Campbell of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Ruth Pitcher of Baltimore, Md., Mr. Gyp Wheeler of Detroit, Mich. Services at home for funeral, Erie at Wabash avenue, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Greenwood. Member of Home lodge, No. 508, A. F. & A. M., and Chicago chapter, No. 127, R. A. M.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., December 05, 1949.
C. N. Wheeler Rites Will Be Held Tuesday
Services for Charles N. Wheeler, political writer of the Chicago Daily News, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Peoples church of Chicago, 941 Lawrence av.
Burial will be in Mount Greenwood cemetery.
Wheeler, who was 75, died Saturday in his home at 426 Belmont av. after an illness of several months. He came to Chicago in 1907 and became one of Chicago's best known political writers. During his career he was on the staffs of the old Inter-Ocean, the Herald-Examiner, and for a six year span The Tribune.
Surviving Wheeler are his widow, Laura; five sons, Calvin, Patrick, and Charles Jr., all of Joliet; Marshall of Springfield, and John of Chicago, and a daughter, Mrs. Jerome Holland.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., December 05, 1949.

Clarence Edward Wheeler
Clarence Edward Wheeler, 73, of Oberlin died March 23 at his home.
Mr. Wheeler was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School. He worked in construction and maintenance in the Washington, D.C., area for many years. After his return to Oberlin, he drove the senior citizens bus.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his daughter, Yolanda Neal, of St. Louis; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Beatrice B. Wheeler of Oberlin; a brother, Avon, of Lorain; and two sisters, Jennie Francis of Lorain and Margaret “Midge” Taylor of Lansing, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence.
Services were Monday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Mayle officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 29, 1994, p. 2.

Clyde Wheeler
Oberlin—Word has been received of the death Sunday of Clyde Wheeler, 74, in River Falls, Wis. Born in Pittsfield, Mr. Wheeler [graduated from OHS in 1909 and] lived in this area until seven years ago when he moved to River Falls.
Survivors are his wife, Iona, of River Falls; a brother Carl, of Hallauer Rd.; a son Huber, of Madison, Wis., and a daughter, Mrs. Wilda Collier of Morency, Mich. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, August 24, 1965, p. 14.

Elfleda M. Wheeler
Oberlin—Elfleda M. Wheeler, Hallauer road, died suddenly sometime Sunday morning at her home. She was [a 1903 graduate of OHS, was] a member of the Community Church of Pittsfield, and had been employed for many years in the offices of the Republic Steel Co. in Cleveland and Youngstown.
She is survived by two brothers; Clyde of Deshler and Carl of R. D. 1, Oberlin. The body is at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, November 14, 1949, p. 2.

Oberlin native [Elmer William Wheeler] dies in Japan
Oberlin—An Oberlin native [and 1935 graduate of OHS] who would have completed 20 years in the Air Force next August has died in Japan, his relatives have been notified.
He is S-Sgt. Elmer Wheeler, 47, whose wife lives in Columbus. Sgt. Wheeler had seen more than two months action in Viet Nam this year.
His wife, Eva Lou, reported there had been an explosion near where he was stationed shortly before he was transferred to Japan. She added she had not been told whether he was injured in the blast, nor the cause of his death.
Mrs. Beatrice Wheeler, 118 Locust St., his mother, left for Columbus Saturday after being notified by a Department of Defense telegram.
Other survivors include a brother, Avon Wheeler, of 1652 East 34th St., Lorain, and a sister, Mrs. Cyrus Francis, 1424 West 18th St., Lorain.
His wife said she did not know when, or if, the sergeant’s body will be shipped home, but she hoped burial would be in Oberlin.
Portrait Photograph: S/Sgt Elmer Wheeler
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, December 14, 1964, p. 22.

Vera M. Wheeler
River Falls - Vera M. Wheeler, age 87, of River Falls, died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., following a stroke.
She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Boyd and Grace (Baker) Petty. She graduated from Oberlin (Ohio ) High School in 1943 [1945]. She married Huber Wheeler [OHS ‘42] in 1950. They spent their early married years in Ohio before moving to Madison in 1956. In 1974, they moved to rural River Falls, where Vera assisted her husband in commercial beekeeping. After arriving in River Falls, she served for many years as a volunteer at the Fish Clothing Room, was an active member in the Pierce County Beekeepers Association (working the booth at the Pierce County Fair numerous times).
She enjoyed playing cards with friends, loved to read books and was always ready to help her neighbors with a variety of homemaking projects. Vera and Huber also spent many hours traveling throughout the country and Western Wisconsin.
Survivors include her husband, Huber; sons, John (Claire) of Palm Springs, Calif., and Gregg (Joan) of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Caleb Wheeler of Eau Claire and Emmaline (Kevin Hoyt) Wheeler of Altoona; sister-in-law, Jackie Petty of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert [OHS ‘48], Richard and Nancy; in-laws, Clyde [OHS ‘1909] and Iona Wheeler [OHS 1902]; and sister-in-law, Wilda and Charles Collier.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the River Falls Public Library.
Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wis., October 22, 2012, p. A6.

Ann K. White
Oberlin -- Ann K. White, 74, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at home.
She was born June 4, 1932, in Alliance and lived in Oberlin for many years. [She graduated from OHS in 1950.]
Mrs. White worked as a teacher and piano instructor.
She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Oberlin, where she played the piano. She volunteered at charitable events at nursing homes and hospitals and for other organizations, playing the piano. She supported many animal rights charities.
Survivors include her sons Jon S. White of Hilliard and Marc S. White of Bridgewater, Conn.; daughter, Lyn W. White of Cleveland; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix S. White; and her parents, Thomas S. and Florence Kepler.
Burial is private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Friday, December 22, 2006.

Bertram Wade White
Bertram Wade White, 83, Sarasota, died Nov. 20, 2001. He was born May 31, 1918, in Gilbert, Minn., and came to Sarasota in 1983 from Mentor, Ohio. He was an executive at Fluid Controls Inc. and Hynautic Inc. in Osprey. He graduated from Oberlin College and Case University in Ohio and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Timothy of Lancaster, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be later. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, 1701 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239; or to American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34234.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida, Thursday, November 22, 2001, p. BS6.

Mrs. Laurence White
Christine Alexander White, who came here with her mother in the 1920’s and was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1932, died April 29 in Los Angeles. She is survived by her husband, Laurence, to whom she was married in 1933 after he received his Oberlin College degree, and her mother, Mrs. Helen Alexander, who now lives in Oregon. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Libby) Worcester, who also lives in Oregon.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 9, 1974, p. 9.

Young Lady Dies Here
Miss Eloise White Passed Away Thursday Morning
Miss Eloise White, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer White of Hollywood avenue, died at Allen hospital Thursday morning at 2 o’clock, after an illness of three weeks.
Miss White was a graduate of Oberlin high school [in 1928] and the School of Commerce. She had many friends who will regret her untimely death.
Funeral services will be held at Sedgeman’s parlors Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Wellington.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, May 4, 1934, p. 1.

Ethel L. White
Ethel L. White (nee Donaldson) of Elyria, formerly of Oberlin, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Welcome Nursing Home, following a long illness. She was 86 years old.
Born March 24, 1924, in Oberlin [and a 1942 graduate of OHS], she worked as a beautician for many years, retiring in 1970.
She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Oberlin. She walked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement.
She was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed golf, bowling, attending church, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. White is survived by her sons Howard E. Chambers [OHS ‘67] of Oberlin and Stanton L. Chambers [OHS ‘70] of Missouri City, Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister Gloria Hopkins [OHS ‘52] of Norfolk, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald White; parents, Dennis W. and Louise (nee Smith) Donaldson; sisters Erma Causby, Freda Payne [OHS ‘36, and Geraldine Catherine Donaldson; and brother, Dennis A. Donaldson [OHS ‘41].
Services were Friday, June 4, at Christian Missionary Alliance Church, the Rev. Lester Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial was at Westwood Cemetery.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.cowlingfuneralhome.us.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 8, 2010, p. 2A.

Felix S. White
Felix S. White, 64, of Oberlin died of a pulmonary embolism at Allen Memorial Hospital on Sept. 2.
He was born in Cleveland and had lived in Oberlin since he was two years old. He was the first Oberlin High School student to be able to take courses at Oberlin College and he chose to study English literature in his senior year.
After graduating from OHS in 1948, he attended Baldwin-Wallace College on a football scholarship, and then served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Later he was employed by the Ohio Turnpike Commission and the U.S. Postal Service before working for the city of Oberlin. He was named street superintendent in 1977, and held that post for 15 years before retiring two years ago.
His special interests were music, good jazz and opera, reading, sports, gardening and his family. He also loved animals.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; two sons, John of Worthington and Marc of Stratford, Conn.; a daughter, Lyn White of Cleveland; three grandchildren; and a sister, Dureve Jones of Oberlin.
Private family memorial services are being planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorain County Animal Protective League.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 13, 1994, p. 2.

Mrs. R. [Floy] White Dies in Oberlin
Born and Educated Here, Had Lived in Cleveland Many Years; Services Friday
Mrs. Floy W. White, 62, native of Oberlin, died at the home of her birth, 159 Groveland street, Wednesday morning, following an illness of two years.
Mrs. White was born in Oberlin on February 8, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cowan. Educated in Oberlin she graduated from the high school here [in 1898] and studied piano in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. For a time following her schooling she taught grade school in Memphis, Tennessee, until her marriage to Roy White, of Cleveland. Mr. White was at one time trainer of the Cleveland Indians.
Practiced Chiropody
Following her husband’s death Mrs. White studied in Cleveland and for ten years practiced chiropody with an office located at 105th street and Wade Park. Two years ago, because of heart trouble Mrs. White was forced to retire. When her condition became serious six weeks ago she was brought to her old home in Oberlin.
She leaves two brothers and two sisters, Harvey Cowan, 159 Groveland, James H. Cowan, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Lenora Gaskin, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. P. G. Mollison, Chicago, in addition to nephews and nieces.
Services Tomorrow
Services will be held at 2:00 o’clock Friday at the home with the Rev. Nicholas Van der Pyl officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 11, 1941, p. 1.

Frankell White
Frankell Wade White, 97, former Oberlin resident, died March 17 in Sarasota, Fla.
She grew up in Oberlin[, graduated from OHS in 1908,] and completed the bachelor of arts degree at Oberlin College in 1912. She taught in Minnesota for a number of years and was an assistant in the Oberlin College library from 1945 until retirement in 1958. She lived in Oberlin until moving to Florida two years ago.
She was a member of the First Church in Oberlin.
She is survived by a son, Wade White of Sarasota; a daughter, Jane Eubank of Abilene, Texas; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Samuel, died many years ago.
There will be a memorial service later.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 26, 1987, p. 2.

Frederick G. White, 53, Assembler at Nordson Corp.

Oberlin – Frederick G. White, an assembler at Nordson Corp. in Amherst, spent his spare time fishing and painting.
Twice, he won Fish Ohio awards for record-setting fish he had caught. One was a 15-pound, 31-inch catfish, the other a large trout. His favorite fishing spot was Spencer Lake near Sandusky.
Mr. White also was a talented artist who painted murals, portraits and landscapes. He specialized in oil paintings.
"He was a down-to-earth, happy-go-lucky guy," said his wife, Idelle. "He was very helpful to people. He gave back everything that people gave to him."
Mr. White, 53, died Saturday at his home in Oberlin. He had been diagnosed with muscle cancer in February.
He was born in Mount Vernon, O. He had attended Oberlin High School [class of 1958].
During the Vietnam War, Mr. White serviced aircraft as an Air Force technical specialist. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Mr. White lived in Detroit before returning to Oberlin 10 years ago.
For nearly 10 years, he assembled hot melt glue application systems at Nordson Corp.
He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Elyria.
He enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Idelle; daughters, Malica Evans of Woodridge, Va., and Merissa, Michelle and Mesha, all of Oberlin; sons, Frederick C. (Rick) of Atmore, Ala., and Darrian of Oberlin; his mother, Iris, of Oberlin; five grandchildren; six brothers; and three sisters.
Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 614 W. River Rd. N., Elyria.
Carter funeral home in Elyria is handling arrangements.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, May 13, 1993, p. 16D.

Cpl. White dies in action; city’s first Vietnam victim
Marine Lance Cpl. Gene White, 22, Oberlin’s first casualty of the Vietnam war, was killed in action Friday in the Huon Dien area. He died of a gunshot wound in the neck.
White’s body will be returned to the United States under military escort. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery. The family has decided against burial in a national cemetery, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick White, 131 N. Park, told the News-Tribune.
Visit from officer
Word of Gene’s death was brought to the Whites Saturday morning by a marine officer from Cleveland. A telegram from Gen. Wallace M. Greene, Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, followed, giving the few details.
Mrs. White was told that it would take eight to 10 days for arrival of the body. She has received no definite word yet and no arrangements for a funeral service have been made.
Cpl. White, born in Mt. Vernon June 28, 1945, graduated from Oberlin High School two years ago. After a year at Compton Junior College in California, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. After his four-year tour of duty was over he had hoped to have enough money to complete his undergraduate education and go on to law school.
“I feel like Gene died for a cause he really believed in,” said Mrs. White. “He had talked with several ministers here and expressed his love for his fellow man. He was always so unselfish. He really wanted to go to Vietnam.”
Wounded previously
White was hit on the forehead by mortar shrapnel while participating in a previous operation on July 6.
Besides his parents, White is survived by seven brothers and three sisters. Tyrone, Larry, Gregory, Rita, Karen and Janet are at home; John and Charles (Ricky) live in Oberlin; and Fred and Keith of Detroit, Mich.
The family has lived in Oberlin 23 years.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 27, 1967, p. 1.

Lad Drowned in Old Quarry Hole
Death Came to [Harold P.] White While Swimming – Companions Did All They Could
Was a Senior in the Oberlin High School – Many Attended Funeral, Held Monday
One of the saddest accidents ever known in Oberlin occurred last Friday afternoon when Harold P. White met his death while swimming in Sherburne’s quarry in Henrietta.
That morning the senior class of the high school of which White was a member, was given a holiday and the boys decided to go for a swim. Boarding the 9:30 west bound car they set out in high spirits. The water was warm, the day pleasant and the outlook was for a fine swim. White proposed to one of the fellows that they swim to the end of the hole, rest on a ledge and then return. The outward trip was easy, but no ledge was found and the lads were forced to return the whole distance without rest. Both found it hard, but were swimming so strongly that none of the fellows realized that they were in danger. White’s companion arrived safely, but turned around just in time to hear White cry, “Get a rope, fellows.”
Even then no one realized the danger and it would have been useless if they had. No rope was nearer than the top of the 50-foot bank and it was impossible for those near at hand to help him. It was soon over. After a struggle of but a few seconds he went down without another word. If he had come up once he could have been saved, but he failed to rise even a single time.
A rope was procured immediately, but the party contained no swimmer of sufficient ability to dive through half the thirty feet of water in which he had sunk. For an hour attempts were made to drag for the body with hooks, but they were futile. Nothing resulted and the boys took the twelve o’clock.
A man who was going through town, hearing of the circumstances, offered to try for the body. He succeeded, however, in getting down but twenty feet. At 5 o’clock a professional diver was hired by phone from Lorain. Arriving at 9 p. m. with his two assistants they drove at once to the scene and set to work. It was after twelve before the apparatus was properly placed and the descent made. A crowd of 75 people had gathered and stayed on in spite of the lateness of the hour. The diver was down but a minute and a half, finding the body directly below the spot where it went down. It was brought up at 12:05, nearly fourteen hours after the drowning. According to the undertakers, a severe cramp in the stomach was responsible for the drowning and accounts for the failure of the body to rise. It was impossible for the victim to help himself in the least as both arms and legs were rendered useless. The body was brought back by Marshal VanAusdale and a delegation of White’s schoolmates, and was removed early Saturday morning to the home on East Vine street.
Harold P. White was born April 8, 1885, in Topeka, Kansas. His father was Edward Harvey White, a graduate of Oberlin College, and a lawyer of Topeka. His mother was Caldonia Scott, daughter of John Scott of this place. Both his parents died before he was four years of age, and after living in Chattanooga, Tenn., for two years the little fellow was brought to Oberlin by his grandfather. Ever since that time he has been brought up and educated by his grandparents, who loved him as much as their own children. His death has been a severe blow to them. As has been said, White was a senior in the local high school. Class day was to have been held the night of the disaster, but was postponed by a unanimous vote of the class, to this (Tuesday) evening. It was Harold’s ambition and intention to enter Oberlin College as a freshman next fall and after graduating to study medicine. As a boy and young man his life has been one of which his relatives and friends have every reason to be proud. In his class he was one of the most popular and respected members.
The funeral was held Monday morning at 9:30 in the home of Mr. Scott, grandfather of the deceased. Scripture was read by Dr. Tenney, who made some well-chosen remarks upon the life and character of the dead boy, and gave many messages of comfort to the bereaved relatives and friends. The music was rendered by the high school glee club and was most appropriate. The senior class of the high school marched from the school house to the services in a body. Many beautiful floral tributes were placed on and around the coffin, including a large bunch of cream roses from the class and a wreath from college students. The pall-bearers were classmates of the deceased. A large crowd accompanied the hearse to the cemetery, where Rev. Bickford conducted the burial service.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 12, 1906, p. 1.

Martha White, 78, worked at Gilford
Oberlin—Martha Amelia White, 78, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a brief illness.She was born March 1, 1923, in Oberlin, and remained a lifelong resident.
Mrs. White was employed at the former Gilford Instrument Laboratories, Oberlin, as an inspector, retiring in 1984 following 17 years' service. She had also worked at Jack Knight Cleaners and American Greetings.
She was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and a member of the NAACP. She enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, travel and dining out with friends and family.
Survivors are her stepdaughter, Patti Brown of Barbourville, Ky.; and sisters Elizabeth Johnson of Oberlin and Mary Williams Hodge of Miami, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel White; bothers George W. Hodge, Arthur Hodge, Glen Hodge and William Hodge; sister, Alberta Peoples; and her parents, Albert and Irene (nee Stevens) Hodge.
Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Westwood Cemetery, Morgan St., Oberlin. The Rev. Kevin L. Coleman of Rust United Methodist Church and Pastor Charles B. Mayle of the Christian Missionary Alliance will officiate.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, handled arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, November 01, 2001
White services
Graveside services for Martha Amelia White, 78, a lifelong resident of Oberlin, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin.
The Rev. Kevin L. Coleman of Rust United Methodist Church in Oberlin, Pastor Charles B. Mayle of Christian Missionary Alliance and Pastor Howard O. Jones will officiate. Mrs. White died Wednesday at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin after a short illness.
There will be no visitation.
She was an inspector at Gilford Instruments in Oberlin for 17 years before retiring in 1984. Prior to that, she worked at Jack Knight Cleaners and American Greetings.
Mrs. White was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir.
She also was a member of NAACP.
She enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, traveling and dining out with her friends and family.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Patti Brown of Barbourville, Ky., and sisters Elizabeth Johnson of Oberlin and Mary Williams Hodge of Miami, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel; parents Albert and Irene (nee Stevens) Hodge; brothers George, Arthur, Glen and William Hodge; and sisters Alberta Peoples and Ida.
Cowling Funeral Home, 228 South Main St., Oberlin, is handling arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, November 3, 2001

Miss Alma Whitehead
Miss Alma Whitehead, a graduate of Oberlin high school with the class of 1910, died at the German hospital in Cleveland Sunday at the age of 20. Death was due to heart disease.
Miss Whitehead was a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Robert B. Whitehead, until two years ago residents of Oberlin. She was prominent in school affairs while here and was a general favorite with her classmates, to whom her death is a shock. She had gone to the German hospital to take a course in nursing.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, May 8, 1912, pp. 8 & 5.

Oberlin Boy Met His Death In France
Paul Whitehead in American Aviation Service Entered Upon His Great Adventure
Had Been a Member of Junior High School Class – No Official News Yet Received
Paul Whitehead, of this place, with the American Aviation Corps in France, has entered upon the Great Adventure. A cablegram from Miss Edith Metcalf in France was received by the young man’s parents, Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Whitehead of 33 College Place, last Friday. It briefly said that he had been killed, but whether he met his death while in combat with the enemy or in some accident is not yet known. No official report has been received here.
Mr. Whitehead believes his son had taken part in the big aerial raid in which several hundred planes participated. He is led to believe that his son recently completed his training and was in actual service. This he gathered from Paul’s last letter home.
The young man was a junior in high school when he made up his mind to enlist in the aviation service. He stood the highest in practically all the tests given and was so well liked by his officers that he was admitted to further training although he was one year too young for this service. During his stay in France he has been sent from one training camp to another, gaining proficiency in the various duties which the flyers have to perform. Paul was popular among his classmates and friends and many people unite with Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead in their deep sorrow. Yet they have the consolation that their son could have given his life in no better cause, and that his great sacrifice was not made in vain.
Paul Whitehead Collided With Another Plane
Young Aviator Fell a Distance of 2,000 Feet to His Death – Had Completed His Training
Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Whitehead have received later word regarding the death of their son Paul who was in the aviation service in France. The young man was killed in an accident in the air when his machine and that of another pilot collided. He fell the distance of about 2,000 feet. The young man had completed his training and was given command of a small attacking plane, which is the ambition of flyers. He expected orders to send him into actual fighting within a few days when the accident cut short his career.
Miss Edith Metcalf, who is with the Red Cross in France, took charge of the remains and a military funeral was held. It was largely attended by his mess mates as well as aviators from other divisions. His comrades brought many flowers and the full military service was given.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, October 18 & 25, 1918, p. 1.

Rev. Robert C. Whitehead, 61, Dies Suddenly At WindhamRev. Robert C. Whitehead
Windham
, [Maine,] June 11.—The Rev. Robert C. Whitehead, 61, pastor of Presumpscot Union Parish the past nine years, died suddenly today at his Windham Hill home.
Born July 14, 1891, at Fairmont, West Va., he was the son of the Rev. Robert B. and Jessie Hall Whitehead. [He was a 1909 graduate of OHS.]
A graduate of Ohio’s Oberlin College, Oberlin Theological Seminary, he had several pastorates in Stratford, Conn., 10 years, Springfield, O., a year and a half, and Mount Vernon N.Y., 16 years before coming to Windham. The local parish includes Windham Hill Congregational Church, North Gorham Chapel, East Raymond Congregational Church, Raymond Union Church, North Windham Union Church, South Windham Church of the Good Shepherd, Friends Church, and the East Windham Church at Highland Lake.
Mr. Whitehead had just returned to Windham from the 40th reunion of his class at Oberlin College.
Extremely active in Scouting, Mr. Whitehead introduced Cub Scouting here and had been cub scoutmaster of Pack 51, comprised of 11 Dens. A year ago he was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, in recognition of outstanding service to boyhood.
His other activities included the chairmanship of Town and County Church Commission of the Congregational Christian Conference of Maine; Presumpscot Lodge, AF & AM, Kiwanis Club; and Pleasant River Grange.
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Miriam Macey Whitehead; a daughter, Mrs. James W. Looney, Cleveland, O.; two sons, Robert C., Philadelphia and the Rev. H. Macey Whitehead, Phippsburg; a sister, Mrs. Walter James, Mapleshade, N.J., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Windham Hill Congregational Church. Interment will be in Windham Hill Cemetery.
Photograph: Rev. Robert C. Whitehead
Undated newspaper clipping probably from the Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, c. June 12, 1953.

Arthur Whitfield
Elyria native, thoughtful of others
Arthur Whitfield, 60, of Columbus, formerly of Elyria, died Saturday at the Regency Manors Nursing Home in Columbus after a long illness.
Born in Elyria, he lived in Columbus most of his life.
Mr. Whitfield had eight years of education.
He worked as a newspaper carrier for the Columbus Dispatch. He also was employed by Ohio State University for 14 years.
Mr. Whitfield was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church of Columbus.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, never missing a milestone in any family members’ life. He was always there to lend a helping hand, earning himself the nickname “Roadrunner.”
Survivors include brothers Billy G. of Lorain and Sam Whitfield of Oberlin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Amie (nee Jones) Whitfield; brothers James and John Whitfield; and a sister, Sylvia Jean Hodge.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grace Community Church, 1908 W. 20th St., Lorain.
Elder Allen Gibson of the Grace Community Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, May 17, 1999, p. C2.

Diana Whitfield
Diana Whitfield, 47, of E. College St., a lifelong resident of Oberlin, died unexpectedly at Allen Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 21, 1998.
Mrs. Whitfield was born in Oberlin and lived her entire life here; she was a 1968 graduate of Oberlin High School. She was an assembler at the Nordson Corporation for 21 years.
Mrs. Whitfield was a member of Grace Community Church of Lorain, having served on the usher board and the women’s ministry. She also was a member of the church choir and in her spare time enjoyed fishing, crocheting and talking on the C.B. radio; her handle was “Lady 2-10.”
She is survived by her husband, Billy “Pap” Whitfield, known as “999” on the C.B. radio; sons Donald Johnson of Oberlin, Douglas Johnson of Lorain, and Carl Johnson of Fresno, Calif.; daughter Angelina Johnson of Cleveland; stepsons Billy Whitfield and Eric Whitfield of Lorain, and Billy Whitfield, Jr., of Cleveland; step-daughters Katy Armstrong of Cleveland, Tonia Whitfield, Theresa Horton, and Mary Albright, all of Lorain; a brother, David Albright, Jr., of Elyria; and sisters Paula Booker and Dorrie Albright of Columbus; and 17 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents David and Estella (nee Rucker) Albright.
Services will be held today from 7-9 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home with funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at Grace Community Church of Lorain, with Elder Allen Gibson officiating. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 23, 1998, p. 3.

John T. Whitfield
Oberlin—Funeral services for John Thomas Whitfield, 27, who was shot and killed when police stopped the car he rode in after a filling station holdup in Elyria Sunday, will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Cowling Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Whitfield, of 133 Lincoln St., was born in Elyria and had lived in this area all his life. He attended schools in Oberlin.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia, Lorain; two sons, John and Ricky, and three daughters, Rebecca, Naomi, and Mary, all of Lorain; his mother, Mrs. Amy Whitfield, Oberlin, at whose home he was living; four brothers, James of Cleveland, Pat of Lorain, Sam of Oberlin and Arthur of Columbus and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Hodge, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, September 20, 1967, p. 34.

Mr. and Mrs. Whitney funeral held Sunday
Jay M. Whitney, 72, and his wife, Grace, 71, of 525 Church St., Kipton, were killed in an auto accident near Toyah in West Texas last week on Wednesday.  They were en route to visit their daughter, Mrs. Luella Mandeville, and her family in San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Gerber Funeral Home in Wakeman.  Rev. Paul Miguel of Kipton Community Church and Rev. Alan Campbell of East Oberlin Community Church officiated.  Burial was in Camden Cemetery.
The Whitneys were killed in a head-on collision when an approaching car crossed the center line.  Three persons in the other car, all Californians, were also killed.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney, both Camden Township natives, spent their lives in the area.  Both were members of Kipton Community Church.
Mr. Whitney, a retired carpenter, was a former school teacher and athletic coach for 10 years in Berlin Heights and in Old Fort and Arlington, both in Seneca County.  He was a [1912 graduate of Oberlin High School and a] 1916 graduate of Ohio State University, majoring in agriculture.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mandeville, Mrs. Leota Brumby of Kipton and Mrs. Leona Hurst of RD 1, LaGrange, and five grandchildren.  A son, Arthur, died in 1946.
Mr. Whitney is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Geist of RD 3, Wellington, and Mrs. Whitney by three sisters and four brothers: Mrs. Emma Hayes of Wellington, Mrs. Mabel Keithley of Los Angeles, Mrs. Blanche Baker of Kipton, Seth Ingersoll of Elyria, F. A. Ingersoll of Oberlin, Charles Ingersoll of Kipton and Walter Ingersoll of RD 1, Wakeman.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Thursday, February 4, 1965.

John A. Whitney
John A. [Arthur] Whitney, 85, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Ishpeming, Mich., he was the son of John H. and Golda B. Whitney. He graduated from high school in Oberlin, Ohio in 1943. Entering the Army shortly after, he served in World War II primarily as a deep sea diver and electrician with the 110th Port Marine Maintenance Company stationed in Southampton, England.
He earned his Bachelor's degree in Radio Engineering from Indiana Technical College (now Indiana Institute of Technology), Fort Wayne, in 1951. He then joined the faculty at Tech as a Development Engineer in the R&D Department and later as a professor of Electrical Engineering. During this time he developed test equipment for the magnet wire industry.
He married Virginia Graff Whitney in 1952, and they enjoyed 39 years of marriage until her death in 1992. He remained devoted to her until the day he died.
He was a Master Mason for over 50 years and served as Master of Southgate Lodge 731.
In 1964, he earned his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and later his Professional Engineer's License. In 1968, he left Tech to join Franklin Electric, Bluffton where he was manager of the Advanced Developmental Engineering Department, retiring in 1989. He was granted more than 30 patents through his work at Tech and Franklin.
He earned his Private Pilot's License and owned a Cessna Cardinal.
He joined the Eastern Star, Star of the East 514 and served as Worthy Patron along side his wife. After his retirement, he lent financial and practical support to numerous local organizations and was a member of MENSA after submitting his GRE scores that were in the 99th percentile.
He developed the next generation of magnet wire test equipment in his work at AZ Tech in his late 70s, writing new standards adopted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). He will be remembered by many for his brilliance, vision and generosity.
He is survived by his son, Ron Whitney of Fort Wayne; daughter, Marilyn Whitney of Fort Wayne; sister, Phyllis (Andrew) Allan [OHS ‘42] of Elyria, Ohio; four nephews; and one niece. Service is 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling one hour prior. Pastor Dale Matthews officiating. Calling also from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com
The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sunday, February 27, 2011, p. 3C.