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Ruth Hacker
Oberlin High alumnus
Ruth Hacker, 78, of Greenwich, Ohio, died Friday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after a brief illness.
Born in Oberlin, Mrs. Hacker moved to the Greenwich area in 1950. She was a 1933 graduate of Oberlin High School.
She was a member of the Eastern Star of Oberlin.
Mrs. Hacker is survived by her husband, Martin Hacker, who she married Dec. 2, 1938; daughters Mary Abramoska of Medina, Ruth Guthridge of Sandusky and Jane Weaver of Fort Myers, Fla.; sons John Hacker of Attica, Ohio, and Carl Hacker and Fred Hacker, both of Greenwich; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and sisters Minnie Hanmer and Mildred Turnbull and Lois Pritchard, all of Oberlin, and Elma Barclay of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ripley Church, 4130 S. Edwards Rd., Greenwich. The Rev. Eldon Sheffer will officiate. Burial will be in the Edwards Grove Cemetery.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Ripley Church Building Fund.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, July 24, 1993, p. D2.

Mrs. Leota Hackett

Mrs. Jack Hackett (Leota [Martha] Peabody), a former Elyrian [and a 1912 graduate of OHS], died in Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday. Word was received today by her sister-in-law, Mrs. M. B. Bishop. Mrs. Hackett was the daughter of the late William Peabody of Oberlin and she is survived by a son, Jack Hackett, jr.; a daughter, Mrs. R. Hayes; a grandson, John Hackett, all of Phoenix.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thurs., Jan. 31, 1952, p. 2.

Former Oberlin Girl Victim of Pneumonia – Gladys Treat Hadden
Mr. and Mrs. Treat Receive News of Death of Their Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Treat of 284 East College street, were notified last Thursday of the death at Mattoon, Ill., of their daughter, Mrs. Chester Hadden, from influenza, which developed into pneumonia. Mrs. Hadden was formerly Miss Gladys Treat. She took her senior year in high school [class of 1910] and her first year of college work at Oberlin, after which she completed her training in the University of Illinois. Last November she married lieutenant Chester Hadden of Chicago, who was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison until his death in the latter part of May. Mrs. Hadden’s funeral was held in Mattoon, from which place the body was taken to Chicago for burial. She leaves a mother, father and six sisters to mourn her loss.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, December 11, 1918, p. 1.

Chester J. Hageman
Chester J. Hageman, 87,of St. Paul, Minn., and formerly of Lorain, Oberlin and Bay Village, died Dec. 7.
Born in Lorain, he was raised in Oberlin and lived in Bay Village for 49 years. He [was a 1932 graduate of Oberlin High School and] earned a business degree in business marketing at Miami University of Ohio [in 1936]. He was a member of the Alpha chapter of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
During World War II, he was a staff sergeant with the 66th Armored Regiment of the 2nd Armored division for about four years. He went from Casablanca, French Morocco to Berlin, Germany with the division. He was on the initial amphibious assault landing in the Sicily invasion and D-5 landing in Normandy.
Mr. Hageman participated in all major campaigns in Europe and northern Africa. He received a Bronze Star for commanding a medical half-track that provided medical support during the clearing of enemy troops in Kaldenhasen, Germany, in 1945. He picked up all casualties, gave them immediate treatment and sent them to the rear while under heavy fire. He also received a Belgian Fourrage and served for six weeks as an exchange soldier with the British Army.
He was a food broker, working for Carl H. Weber Co. in the restaurant trade in the Cleveland area until retiring in the 1980s.
While his daughters were growing up, he planned 10-day driving vacations with his family, covering the east coast from Maine to South Carolina and going as far west as Wisconsin.
Mr. Hageman was well known in Bay Village in the 1950s and 1960s for having the best Fourth of July backyard fireworks display before there were community fireworks.
He was a member of Bay United Methodist Church in Bay Village.
Survivors include his daughters, Hollace Hageman and Cynthia Sargent; a granddaughter; and a sister, Grace Hageman of Sarasota, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hope A. (nee Steiner), and his parents, Conrad Elmer and Marie G. (nee Peck) Hageman.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake.
The Rev. Rollin Conway will officiate.
Burial will be private in Brownhelm Cemetery in Brownhelm Township.
Memorials may be made to the National World War II Memorial Campaign, American Battle Monuments Commission, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 20090-6766 or online at www.wwiimemorial.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, December 15, 2001.

Grace E. Hageman
Grace E. Hageman, 90, Sarasota, died Jan. 9, 2003.
She was born Aug. 17, 1912, in Lorain, Ohio, and came to Sarasota in 1970 from Oberlin, Ohio. She was a businesswoman. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Historical Society of Sarasota County. She received a bachelor's degree in economics from Oberlin College in Ohio. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota.
Survivors include nieces Holly of Woodbury, Minn., and Cindy Sargent of Ellicott City, Md.
Private services will be later in Vermilion, Ohio. Robarts Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to The Ear Research Foundation, 1961 Floyd St., Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34239; or OK Volunteer Connections of Sarasota, 1750 17th St., Suite C3, Sarasota, FL 34234.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla., Sunday, January 12, 2003, p. BS8.

Grace E. Hageman

Grace E. Hageman, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Lorain County, died in Sarasota.
Survivors include her nephew, Hollace Hageman of Minnesota; a niece, Cindy Sargent of Maryland; and a great niece, Jennifer Sargent.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Chester Hageman.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today in Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.
Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, is handling arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, January 14, 2003.

Edna C. Hagerman

Edna C. Hagerman [nee Lassen], 77, of Freeport, Ill., died Sunday at Freeport Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Brownhelm, she grew up in the Oberlin area [and graduated from OHS in 1926].
She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, Freeport, Ill., and a 50-year member of the Freeport Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles R.; a daughter, Mrs. Elmo (Barbara) Holt of Blanchardville, Wisc., and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion. The Rev. Leah Matthews, pastor, United Church of Christ Congregational, Brownhelm, will officiate.
Burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Edna C. Hagerman Memorial Fund, in care of Walker Mortuary Ltd., 321 W. Main St., Freeport, Ind. 61032.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, November 27, 1985, p. B-2.

Beulah Haggard
Beulah Haggard, 80, of Oberlin, died Oct. 27 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home after several months illness.
She was born in Oberlin and lived most of her life here. For more than 30 years she worked in the health service offices of Oberlin College.
She was a member of First Church.
Haggard was preceded in death by her husband, Jake, in 1973. She is survived by a god-daughter, Robin Jindra, of Oberlin.
Graveside services were Oct. 30 at Westwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Elder officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 6, 1990, p. 2.

Charles Hahn
Charles K. Hahn, 74, Berlin Heights, died suddenly last Wednesday at his home. He was an Oberlin native [and a 1927 graduate of Oberlin High School].
Mr. Hahn was a member of the Berlin Heights Congregational Church, where he served on the board of trustees.
Survivors include his wife Marguerite; sons Kenneth of Defiance, Clark Allen of Berlin Heights and Richard of Rocky River; daughter, Margaret Reising of Berlin Heights; sister, Mrs. Paul Court of Oberlin; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 15, 1985, p. 2.

Former Grid Player Here Dies in West [Harold S. Hahn]
Harold Schaeble Hahn, a native of Oberlin and a former Oberlin College athlete, died Nov. 25 in Van Nuys, Calif., where he lived for the past four years. Funeral services, with the Rev. Wilbur E. Goist officiating, were Sunday at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home. Burial was in North Murray Ridge Cemetery, Elyria.
Born Jan. 5, 1903, in Oberlin, Mr. Hahn attended Oberlin High School [class of 1920] and Oberlin College, where he played tackle on the famous team coached by T. Nelson Metcalf that beat Ohio State in 1921. Later he attended Syracuse University.
He was in business in Miami Beach, Fla., for several years before moving to California, where he owned a cleaning business.
Surviving are his wife, Jean; his father, George A. Hahn, and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Court and Mrs. Marian Nickles, all of Oberlin, and a brother, Charles.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 4, 1947, p. 7.

Marguerite C. Hahn
Marguerite C. Hahn, 88, of Berlin Heights, former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 20 at her home after a short illness.
Born in Jefferson County, Ohio, she grew up in Oberlin[, graduated from Oberlin High School in 1926,] and was a 1930 graduate of Oberlin College. She had lived in Berlin Heights for 63 years.
Mrs. Hahn served as a teacher and administrator at the former Townsend High School in Collins, Ohio, from 1930-32.
She was a member of the Berlin Heights First Congregational United Church of Christ, where she belonged to the Women’s Fellowship. She also belonged to the Berlin Garden Club.
She loved gardening and flowers.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth of Defiance, Ohio, Clark of Berlin Heights and Richard of Rocky River; a daughter, Peggy Reising of Berlin Heights; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Salo of Olmsted Township and Catherine Clark Totzke of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1985; her parents, Frank and Alice Clark; and a brother, William Clark.
A memorial service was held Saturday morning at the Berlin Heights First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. John Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Berlin Heights.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Berlin Heights First Congregational United Church of Christ, 5 E. Main St., Berlin Heights 44814.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 26, 1996, p. 2.

Scott Haigh
Scott Haigh, 48, former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 1 of cancer.
Born in Oberlin, he grew up here. He was a prominent member of the Oberlin High School marching band [class of 1966] and developed a unique style of dancing while playing the bass drum.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the Navy.
He held an A.B. degree in music and a master’s degree in education and psychology.
Mr. Haigh taught mathematics and music in San Diego high schools.
He was an active member of the Mission Bay Christian Fellowship and was well-known as a drummer in the San Diego area.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; daughters, Wendy, Jane and Cheryl Haigh; father Dana Haigh of Oberlin; mother, Jean Vance of Vermilion; brother Gary Haigh; and sister, Karon Haigh.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 19, 1996, p. 2.

Mildred Haines
Mildred Haines (nee Morris), 99, of Oberlin, died Feb. 17 at Kendal at Oberlin.
Born in Oberlin, she was a 1916 graduate of Oberlin High School.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College in 1920 and received a master’s degree in 1921 from the University of Chicago.
Mrs. Haines taught at Wellington High School, Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., Oberlin High School, and in Staunton, Virginia. She also taught and was dean of girls at Shaker Heights Junior High School.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Lorain County Historical Society, O.H.I.O., and the retired teacher’s associations of Lorain County and Ohio.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Shirley Howard of Elyria; nieces Marilyn M. Stock of Elyria, Sara Hartwig and Harriet Swit; and nephews Lester Morris and Robert Morris, both of Oberlin, William Morris of Berlin Heights, Raymond Morris of Newcomerstown and Tym Morris of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis W.; and brothers, Lester, Ted, Harold and William Morris.
Services were Feb. 20 at the Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, with the Rev. Al Sprague officiating. Burial was in Camden Cemetery in Camden Township.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Ohio Historical and Improvement Organization, PO Box 0455, Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 24, 1998, p. 3.

Gerald ‘Scotty’ Haislet, area’s first 7-Up dealer
Gerald B. [Blaine] “Scotty” Haislet, 77, of Grafton died at his home Tuesday after a short illness.
Born in Mansfield [and a 1931 graduate of OHS], he was a 54-year resident of Lorain County. In 1937 he became the first dealer for 7-Up in the area. He was marketing manager for 7-Up for 42 years, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of LaPorte United Methodist Church and was an avid bowler and fisherman and enjoyed woodworking.
Mr. Haislet is survived by his wife, Jean (nee Greetham) of 33 years; sons, Scott, former C-T sports writer, now of Moraga, Calif., and Christopher of San Gabriel, Calif.; daughter, Pat Lowe of Volcano, Calif.; three grandchildren; and by sisters, Beverly Little of Milpitas, Calif. and Nola Dukeman of Galion.
Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Bauer-Laubenthal-Wainwright Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge and Route 57 in Elyria.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Oden Haynes will officiate.
Private burial will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Hospice Unit at Lorain St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center or to LaPorte United Methodist Church.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, March 27, 1991, p. B-2.

Elizabeth J. Haldeman
Elizabeth J[ane] Haldeman (nee Fell), 89, of Elyria, died Monday evening at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Amherst, she [graduated from OHS in 1914 and] lived most of her life in Elyria.
She was a 65-year member of Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, where she was a former choir member and Sunday school teacher for 20 years. She also was a 50-year member of the Barjello Sewing Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Schultz of Detroit, Mich.; a son, Max E. of Jamestown, N.J.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1966, a son John Jr., four brothers, and a sister.
Friends may call from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Friday in the Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Bruner, pastor, Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, March 19, 1986, p. C-2.

Died—Hale
At 139 West Lorain street, on Saturday, December 22, 1900, Miss Flora E. Hale, aged 47 years. [She was an 1873 graduate of OHS.]
The funeral was at the house Monday, December 24 at 3:30 p.m., Doctor Tenney officiating, and the burial was at Westwood Cemetery.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 25, 1900, p. 3.

Kenneth L. Hales
Private services for Kenneth L[eviathen] Hales, 71, of 532 Deer Path, Glen Ellyn, an insurance broker who owned an agency bearing his name, will be held today in Glen Ellyn. [He was a 1917 graduate of OHS.] Mr. Hales also was owner and president of the Chicago Towing Co., a marine service company, and Midwest Marine, Inc. He died Saturday in Loyola University Hospital, Maywood. Survivors include his widow, Katharine; a son, David; a daughter, Mary Linda; three grandchildren; and two sisters.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Monday, February 22, 1971.
Kenneth L. Hales
Kenneth L. Hales of Glen Ellyn, loving husband of Katharine; fond father of David and Mary Linda Hales; grandfather of Holly, Kimberly and Michelle; brother of Laura Parker and Louise Broome. No visitation. Private funeral service Monday. If desired, memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or Glenwood School for Boys, Glenwood, Ill. Insurance broker with the Kenneth L. Hales Agency of Chicago, owner and president of the Chicago Towing Co. and Mid-West Marine Inc. His concerns for others were many and varied. 469-0032.

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Monday, February 22, 1971.
 

Carol Zimmerman Hall

[Josephine] Carol Zimmerman Hall, youngest daughter of Mrs. J. C. Zimmerman and the late Mr. Zimmerman of Oberlin, died November 6, 1954, in Midway Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn. She was 33.
Carol was born in Castalia, Ohio, but grew up in Oberlin, one of nine children who contributed much to the community and college. [She was a 1938 graduate of OHS and a 1942 graduate of Oberlin College.]
On March 10, 1944, she married Lieut. Otis F. Hall, ‘43, and moved to New Haven, Conn., where Otis was a graduate student in the School of Forestry at Yale University.
When World War II drew Otis into active service, Carol returned to Oberlin and joined the staff of the “News-Tribune.” In the brief but full years that followed, two children were born: Gregory, in 1948, and Elizabeth, in 1951. Continuing his studies in the University of Minnesota, Otis received his Ph.D. degree in 1954.
On her death, an editorial in the “News-Tribune” paid her high tribute: “A more buoyant spirit we will seldom know… a girl just brimming with warmth and friendliness, good nature and laughter… Carol was a credit to her family and to Oberlin.”
In addition to her husband and her two children Carol leaves her mother Mrs. J. C. Zimmerman, of Oberlin; five sisters and three brothers, all member of the Oberlin family: Mrs. Paul Sloan, (LaVerne, ’33), of Houghton, Mich.; Mrs. B. L. Crowe, Jr., (Helen, ’34), of Chicago; Mrs. Martin Rogers, (Gertrude, ’35), of Brockport, N.Y.; Mrs. Kenneth Gayer, (Dorothy, ’36), of Falls Church, Va.; Mrs. Ralph Mark, (Mildred, ’38), of Fairview Village, Pa.; C. P. of Oberlin; Dr. John L., x’47, of Toledo; and Leon D., x’50, of Chester, Va.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, January 1955, p. 31.

Charles E. Hall
Charles E. Hall, 64, former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 13 at Idaho State Veterans Hospital in Boise.
Born in Oberlin, he moved to Boise in 1968. He was in the construction business there and had previously worked for Smith Floor Covering, Oberlin.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
He enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by a son, William, of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Janet Hall of Boise; his mother, R. May Hall of Oberlin; and brother, Donald J. Hall of Oberlin; and two grandsons.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 27, 1990, p. 2.

Charles M. Hall Taken by Death
Member of Board of Trustees and Friend of the College Dies
Had Gained Fame as Practical Chemist
Made Fortune by Discovery of Process for Manufacture of Aluminum—Burial in Oberlin
A message has been received announcing the death of Mr. Charles Martin Hall at Daytona, Florida, at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 27th. Dr. George E. Hall and Mr. Homer H. Johnson will be in Washington on Wednesday to bring the body home for burial. There will be memorial services on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Niagara Falls, N. Y., in which city Mr. Hall has resided for many years, and the funeral service in Oberlin will be at the residence of Dr. George E. Hall at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon, January 1st.
Mr. Hall’s death was caused by internal hemorrhage, and although he has been in poor health for the last six or eight years, the word of his death came as a shock to his wide circle of friends in Oberlin.
Mr. Hall was born in Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, December 6, 1863. He took his preparatory work [at OHS, class of 1879 and] in Oberlin Academy and graduated from Oberlin College in 1885 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He received the degree of Master of Arts from Oberlin College in 1893 and the degree of Doctor of Laws in 1910. Since 1905 Mr. Hall has served as a member of the Board of trustees of Oberlin College and has been one of the largest contributors to Oberlin College.
In 1886 Mr. Hall invented the electrolytic process for the manufacture of aluminum, conducting his experiments here in Oberlin under the direction of Professor Jewett. He commenced the commercial manufacture of aluminum with the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, now the Aluminum Company of America, of which he has served as vice president since the year 1890. At the time of the Hall invention aluminum sold for $12 a pound and was as costly as silver and was slightly used; as a result of the invention the price of aluminum has been so reduced as to make it a common metal of commerce, selling at the present time for about 20 cents a pound. In 1911 the American Society of Chemical Industry awarded the Perkin Medal to Mr. Hall; this medal is awarded annually for important discoveries in applied Chemistry.
Mr. Hall had gained international fame as a practical chemist for his discovery in relation to the manufacture of aluminum. In the August issue of The World’s Work appeared a special article giving a history of his discovery and of the development of the manufacture of aluminum in the years following. Mr. Hall is called in the article “The American Creator of the Aluminum Age.” He was only a year or two past his majority when he made the discovery while working in the laboratory here. He was graduated in 1885 and succeeded in his efforts in the following year. Because of his youth, he had difficulty in getting capital interested in his project, but finally succeeded. At the outset one small mill was started, with a total output of only 100 pounds a day. This was then sold at $2.00 a pound. Just before the plant opened the price in Paris was $4.00 a pound. In 1911 the three plants of which Mr. Hall was the head had an annual production of 40,000,000 pounds and the price had fallen to about 20 cents a pound.
President King will conduct the services at Niagara Falls and will be in charge of the final service to be held her Friday.
During the last ten years Mr. Hall’s gifts for various purposes in connection with the work of Oberlin College amounted to $194,700. These gifts have been for general endowment, library endowment, the improvement of the college campus, the removal of the academy department from French and Society halls, and the purchase and the equipment of the Johnson property for academy purposes, a part of the cost of the new organ for Finney chapel, the purchase of certain property needed for college purposes in Oberlin, repairs to the women’s gymnasium, books for the library, the automobile lawnmower for the campus, and gifts for the running expenses of the college.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, December 30, 1914, p. 1.

Reported Missing in Sea Crash [James T. Hall]
Second Lt. James T. Hall, pilot in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, is reported missing in an airplane crash at sea. Word was received by Lt. Hall’s parents, Professor and Mrs. James H. Hall on Monday, while they were vacationing in New York.
The last word the Halls had from their son was the latter part of September, at which time he was located at San Diego, California, awaiting instructions for sea operations.
Lt. Hall took his Naval pre-flight work at Iowa State College and his early flight training at Olathe, Kansas. He graduated from Corpus Christi, Texas, and at that time shifted to the U. S. Marines. From there he was sent as a pilot to Jacksonville, Florida, for advanced training in dive bombing.
No details were contained in the telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. Hall.
Word Received of His Death
Lt. James T. Hall
In a telegram received late last Saturday afternoon the Navy Department officially informed Professor and Mrs. James H. Hall of the death of their son, Second Lieutenant James T. Hall, 23, in an airplane crash at sea on October 20.
The wire stated that a letter would follow, but as of this morning (Thursday) the letter had not been received and no further details are known here concerning the nature of the accident. Several friends of Lt. Hall have expressed the belief that when the letter arrives it may still leave reason to hope that he will be found alive. Many stranger things have happened during this war, they point out.
Lt. Hall, a Marine Corps dive bomber pilot, was first reported missing in a telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. Hall on October 25, while they were in New York City.
O. H. S. and O. C. Graduate
Born in Wooster on June 24, 1920, James Truman Hall had lived in Oberlin since he was a year old and attended the public schools here, graduating with the high school class of 1938, although he spent the school year of 1937-38 traveling and studying in Europe in the company of his parents.
He graduated from Oberlin College with the class of 1942 and went immediately into training as a U. S. Navy Flier.
In high school he was an able and popular student, an active leader in the affairs of the band, orchestra, Hi-Y and Mathematica Club. His major college subject was French, and his chief extra-curricular interest the activities of the Dramatic Association, in which he was a leading performer and business manager as well. He was a member of the varsity Glee Club and played varsity soccer.
Lt. Hall’s pre-flight training was received at Iowa State College and his flight training at Olathe, Kansas, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, where he transferred to the marine corps and became a dive bomber specialist. The picture above was taken when he was Naval ensign.
It is believed that the accident on October 20 took place some place in the South Pacific battle area.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 28 & November 11, 1943, p. 1.

Julia Brainerd Hall

Died, on Saturday, September 4, 1926, Julia Brainerd Hall, at her home and that of her sister, Louie Alice Hall, at 1422 Highland Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. [She was an 1878 graduate of OHS and an 1881 graduate of Oberlin College; she was a sister of Charles Martin Hall.] The service of the Episcopal church, of which Miss Hall had been for many years a member, was read at the home, and the burial was in the lot of the two sisters in beautiful Mount Hope cemetery in Rochester, N.Y.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, December 1926, p. 24.

Louise Proper Hall, 47, buried in Tulsa, Okla.
Mrs. Dayle L. Hall (Louise N. Proper) died May 6[, 1969,] in Tulsa, Okla., following a long illness with Bright’s disease. She was born in Oberlin Sept. 1, 1921, [graduated from OHS in 1939 and from Oberlin College in 1943,] and lived there until 1956. From 1950 until she left Oberlin, Mrs. Hall was employed as secretary in the women’s physical education department.
Before her illness she taught music and organ in Tulsa, specializing in working with children.
Mrs. Hall leaves her husband in Tulsa; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Powers, of Oberlin; her aunt, Mrs. William Carrier of Memphis, Tenn.; and her uncle, William E. Powers Jr., ’24, of Oberlin.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, August 1969, p. 47.


Sudden Death of Prof. Hall

Prominent Educator Passed Away Wednesday July 3, at Birmingham
High Tribute Paid by President King at Funeral Services Held Last Friday Afternoon
The sudden death of Professor Lyman B. Hall, which occurred in Birmingham, July 3, was a great shock to the people of Oberlin where he had devoted so many years of active service and was loved and esteemed by every one. His death was due to heart failure and he expired on the porch of Dr. Boss where he had stopped for medical assistance. He was on a bicycle trip with his two nephews and feeling ill he stopped at the office of Dr. Boss. While the latter was preparing some medicine for him, the end came. The remains were brought to Oberlin and funeral services held Friday afternoon, being conducted by Dr. Bosworth and President King. The latter paid a high tribute to the life and attainments of Professor Hall. His address is as follows:
I should have been deeply regretful, if circumstances had prevented me from sharing in this service in honor of one with whom I have been associated from the beginning of my own teaching, and whom I so genuinely honored and loved.
Lyman Bronson Hall, son of Joseph Alonzo Hall and Sarah Bronson Hall, was born in Richmond, Vt., August 10, 1852. His parents moved to the vicinity of Oberlin, to make the education of their children possible, when Lyman was four years old. He had his earlier schooling in the Oberlin public schools [OHS class of 1866], and in the preparatory department of Oberlin college. His natural self-dependence revealed itself in the fact that he began his teaching at the age of sixteen, and was self-supporting thereafter. He was a student in the preparatory department for two years, 1865-1867, and in the college department most of the five years, 1867-1872, stopping in the midst of his college course, however, to earn money for his expenses. He graduated from college in 1872, at the age of twenty, and was enrolled as a student in the theological department, 1872-1873 and 1877-1878, taking in 1878 the degree of Master of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity. His theological training was unusually extended between four and five years. The year 1873-74 and a portion of the year 1874-75 was spent in study at Union Theological Seminary, breaking the second year at the Seminary to return to help his father, who was in failing health, on a farm in Michigan. He always counted this farm work a valuable part of his experience. At the same time he served a little church in the vicinity. In the year 1876-77 he went to Harvard to continue his theological study, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Divinity from Harvard in 1877. He was a broadly trained man. He had graduate study after 1877 not only in Oberlin Theological Seminary but also at the University of Berlin, in the year 1888-89; at Johns Hopkins University, Chicago University, and Harvard University in the years 1893-1895; and spent a year in travel and study in England in 1905-06.
His first teaching in Oberlin was as a teacher of Grammar, in the preparatory department, the year after his graduation from college, while he was a student in the theological department. Upon his graduation from the theological department in 1878, he was made Tutor in Latin and Greek, and has served continuously on the Faculty of Oberlin College from that date. He held the position of tutor for five years. He was then Associate Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages from 1883-1888; Professor of Latin Language and Literature, 1888-1899; Professor of History of the ten years 1899-1909; and has held the chair of English and American History since 1909. He was Registrar of the College for the two years 1901-1903. He had always had a great interest in history, and had given much time to it, and it was at his own earnest desire that he was transferred in 1899 to the chair of history. The two years of graduate study in 1893-95 were devoted to special preparation for work in history, and taken at his own expense, to insure such training for the new field as his own ideals required. He had a minute knowledge of large portions of his own country, and of its history; for he was an unremitting worker, and was constantly extending his knowledge to the last.
His academic record shows, thus, that he had just completed forty years of continuous teaching service of the College; and his connection with the College, begun as a student in the year 1865 covered fifty-three years altogether. It is impossible to measure the value and significance of his contribution to the life of the college in this long and loyal connection.
This period covered fully the years of transit from the older to the newer Oberlin, and it was natural that he should have cherished as one of his chief hopes for the period following retirement from active teaching, the privilege of making a careful historical record of this transition period. The College had lost much in the defeat of that aim through his death.
In his student years he had planned to be a foreign missionary, but he felt the strength of the call to the work here at Oberlin, and believed that it afforded him as large an opportunity as he could expect abroad. He gave himself with absolute devotion to his work, and it was characteristic of him—when his physicians told him, in 1915, that he might hope to lengthen his life considerably if he would give up his active work and go to such a climate as that of California—that he definitely chose, not to lengthen a little of his life, but to continue such service as he could render even with diminished strength.
The last two or three years his work has had to be done with a consciousness, on his own part, of decided limitations of strength; though he went forward so uncomplainingly that even those of his colleagues closest to him hardly understood his real condition. But to the little inner circle who knew the facts, his sudden death came not altogether as a surprise.
Professor Hall united with the First Congregational church of Oberlin in September, 1864, at the age of twelve; he transferred his membership to the Second Congregational church in 1879, and gave himself with unstinted devotion to a many-sided service of the church through all the years.
He was also a charter member of Alpha Zeta literary society.
In the spring of this year he was appointed by Governor Cox a member of the Ohio History Board, created for “the collection and preservation of material bearing upon Ohio’s participation in the war with Germany.”
My own recollections of him include my wonder, as an undergraduate student, at his boldness in attempting and successfully accomplishing his graduate address from the Theological Seminary, without previously writing and without notes; my impression of the accuracy of his scholarship as a teacher of Latin, when I began my own teaching in that department; and my admiration for his rarely thoughtful participation, through many years, in the Monday evening Young People’s Meeting in Council Hall.
No one could know him with any intimacy and not recognize his rare candor; his great unselfishness; the natural courtesy and thoughtful kindness, growing out of such unselfishness, and manifested in every relation of life; the unusual independence of his own point of view; and the strength and depth of his convictions and his willingness to stand for them at whatever cost might be necessary.
He believed with all his heart in the value of the work that Oberlin was doing, and found continuous joy in giving himself to that work, even though, in the last two or three years, there had been a narrowing margin of strength available.
He was a deeply religious and broad-visioned man, cherishing always the highest Christian ideals for himself, for his College, for his church, for the Nation, and for the world. Those who have known him through the whole period of his teaching, and so were bound to him by many ties, have now become a little company, but all his colleagues alike will mourn a companion beloved and honored, whose friendly presence will be daily missed.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, July 12, 1918, pp 1-2.

Mabelle Hall
Was oldest female veteran
Denver (AP)—Mabelle [Leland (Musser)] Hall, the oldest living female military veteran, has died at a nursing home.
She was 106 when she died Tuesday.
Hall, who was born in Hinckley, Ohio, [and was a 1908 graduate of OHS,] was one of about 12,000 women who enlisted during World War I. At her death, Hall was the oldest-living member of the U.S. Marine Corps, male or female, according to military records.
Thousands of women enlisted during World War I, working as clerks, translators and radio technicians.
Hall served in Washington, D.C., until 1922 and later worked for the Red Cross in Denver during World War II.
A memorial service will be held in Denver next Monday.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, October 28, 1995, p. D2.

Marilyn Bryant Hall
Oberlin native Marilyn Bryant Hall died July 23 in Boise, Idaho, of cancer of the spine. She was 55.
The daughter of Charles and Gertrude Bryant, she grew up in the family home on West Lorain St. Bryant was a farmer and Mrs. Bryant for many years had an insurance business. After her marriage to Charles Hall, Mrs. Hall operated a beauty shop on North Prospect St.
The Halls moved to Boise about 15 years ago. Their marriage later ended in divorce.
Surviving Mrs. Hall are one son and one daughter, William B. of Boise and Janet Lee of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; two brothers, Robert Bryant of Pittsfield and Harry of Butler; one sister, Zelma Brandau of South Amherst; and two grandchildren.
The bodys was cremated and her ashes scattered over the mountains.
The family suggests that gifts in her memory, if desired, be sent to the Mountain State Tumor Institute, 151 East Bannock St., Boise, Idaho 83712.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 9, 1984, p. 2.

Mrs. Mary Hall
Mrs. Mary [Louise] Hall, [nee Finch,] wife of Professor Howard L. [Lewis Tinker] Hall of the University of Wisconsin Law School, died this morning in a local hospital after a long illness. She was 64.
Mrs. Hall, who resided at 1506 Wood Lane in Shorewood Hills, was active in a number of civic organizations in Madison. She was president of the University League; president of the Madison Club of New England Women; a member of Zeta Phi Eta, speech sorority; an active member in the Shorewood League; the Madison Red Cross; and a number of others.
Mrs. Hall [graduated from OHS in 1915,] held an A.B. degree from Oberlin College, and M.A. degrees from Ripon and Radcliffe colleges. She taught English and drama at Ripon from 1921-23 and in Cleveland High schools from 1923-28. She was married to Mr. Hall in 1923. They came to the University in 1929.
Survivors include her husband, and two sons, Lowell, Milwaukee; and Hugh, Chicago.
The family has asked that flowers be omitted ant that contributions be made to the Memorial Fund at the First Congregational Church.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Frautschi’s Funeral Home.
The Capital Times, Madison, Wis., Sat., Dec. 3, 1960, p. 9.

Ruby Hall
Ruby May Hall, 90, of Oberlin, died Sunday, March 24, at Allen Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 31, 1905, she was a lifelong Oberlin area resident [and a 1925 graduate of Oberlin High School]. Mrs. Hall worked as a clerk at the Ben Franklin store from 1937 to 1945 and then at the Oberlin College Library from 1951 to 1953, and again from 1965 to 1971, retiring as head of the loan reader service department.
Mrs. Hall was a member of the First United Methodists Church and the Pythian Sisters. She also volunteered for many years at Allen Hospital in the gift shop and as a Red Cross Gray Lady.
She is survived by a son, Donald, of Oberlin; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Kern of Amherst, and Gertrude Husted of Wakeman; and a brother, Scott Van Ausdale of Oberlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, a son, Charles, parents Scott and Sadie Van Ausdale, sister Opel Papworth and brothers Theodore, Lloyd and Carl Van Ausdale.
Services were held Monday at the Cowling Funeral Home with graveside services today at 10 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Judith Claycomb officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 26, 1996, p. 3.

Thomas Alonzo Hall

Thomas Alonzo Hall died at Chicago, September 19 [11?], 1911.
Thomas A. Hall was born at Richmond, Vermont, December 24 [14?], 1849. He was graduated from [OHS in 1866 and from] Oberlin [College] with the class of 1872. The next two years were devoted to the study of theology, the first in the Seminary at Oberlin and the second at Union Theological Seminary. Most of Mr. Hall’s life was, however, devoted to business, for some time as manager of a mining and smelting company at Socono, New Mexico, and a marble company at Chicago. For many years before his death he had had charge of the management of large central buildings at Chicago. His death was the result of an operation made necessary by a severe automobile accident which occurred two years ago. He was married October 2, 1889 to Winifred May Long who with four children survives him.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, October 1911, p. 31.

Charles Wade Hallauer
Charles Wade Hallauer, 83, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Welcome Nursing Home following a short illness.
Mr. Hallauer was a lifelong resident of Oberlin [and a 1942 graduate of OHS]. He and his late wife, Alberta [Fey], co-owned and operated Hallauer Radio & TV of Oberlin for 33 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Oberlin, past commander of the Vermilion Power Squadron, a life member of the U.S. Power Squadron, a member of the Oberlin American Legion and was active in the Winnebago R.V. Camping Club.
A licensed pilot, Mr. Hallauer was also active in the Oberlin Senior Center. He enjoyed traveling, camping, boating and bowling.
He is survived by his loving companion, Sylvia Sue McKain of Oberlin; nieces Sally A. Carney of Avon, Barbara (James) Hudak of Macedonia, Ohio, Sandra (Dale) Dean of Clarksville, Ga., and Lori Lodge of Canton, Ohio; nephews Russell (Sue) Lyman of Vermilion, and David (Lori) Lodge of Kennesaw, Ga.; sister-in-law Phyllis Lodge of Elyria; and many great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Belva Hallauer, and his wife, Alberta.
Visitation was Monday at the Cowling Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held today, Tuesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Rev. Robert Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Senior Center, 90 E. College St., or the First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St.
Photograph: Charles Wade Hallauer
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 26, 2007, p. 2.

Angelique Denee Hamilton
Angelique Denee Hamilton, 12, of Oberlin, died Feb. 28 after suffering smoke inhalation in a fire at her grandmother’s home, where she was spending the weekend.
She was born in Oberlin and was a fifth-grade student at Prospect Elementary School. [She would have been a member of the OHS class of 2005.]
She sang in the fifth-grade choir. She enjoyed math, science and spending weekends with her grandmother, Irene Springer, who also died in the fire.
Survivors include her parents, Brian Dostal and Sharin L. Springer, both of Oberlin, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Arrangements will be announced by the Cowling Funeral Home.
Springer and Hamilton Services
A memorial service for Irene Gertrude Springer, 70, and her granddaughter, Angelique Denee Hamilton, 12, both of Oberlin, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at the Cowling Funeral Home.
Both died in a fire Feb. 28 at Mrs. Springer’s house in Oberlin.
Burial in Camden Cemetery in Camden Township will be private.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 3 & 10, 1998, p. 2.

Beloved Pastor Remembered, Aaron McQueen Hamlin
On May 16, 1928 in Oberlin, Ohio, Aaron McQueen Hamlin was born to Irene and Aaron Ruben Hamlin. [He died June 30, 2006 in San Diego, Calif.] He was the third of four children blessed to this union. He attended elementary and high school in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1946]. At an early age, he confessed his faith in Christ.
Aaron served in the army for two years. In those early years, he had a love for the game of football and actually aspired to be a professional football player until the Lord called him into full-time ministry. He attended Nyack College, in Nyack, New York.
Aaron was a founding organizer of the NBEA in 1963, which he served faithfully and enthusiastically, in such capacities as Field Director, Executive Director and President. His work was so valuable to NBEA that he was even nicknamed "Mr. NBEA." He served on the Boards and/or as an addition to a number of organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals, the Friends Church, World Relief, World Vision, Voice of Calvary, Mission America and North Portland Bible College. One of his major motivations was to bring to the body of Christ his ministry of reconciliation. He also gave to other groups, organizations and churches, large and small, across the country and in other parts of the world. A gentle man with a true servant heart, he had the gift of encouragement and exhortation.
Among his pastorates were a Christian & Missionary Alliance church in Pasadena, Calif. and Piedmont Friends Church in Portland, before taking the pastorate of Portland's Mallory Avenue Christian Church, where he served until retiring during the summer of 2005. He instituted many programs there to benefit the people and the community. Aaron was a recipient of many honors. One for which he was particularly proud was a few years ago, having his alma mater Nyack College award him an honorary doctoral degree in recognition of his great service to the body of Christ and to society at large.
"Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, 'Write Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 'Yes,' says the Spirit, 'that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." Rev. 14:13.
The Portland Observer, Portland, Ore., July 12, 2006.

Elmer Kirby Hamlin
Elmer Kirby Hamlin, 88, of Oberlin, died July 17 at Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Urbana, Ohio, he had lived in Oberlin since 1920 and was a 1930 graduate of Oberlin High School.
Mr. Hamlin worked at Moen Inc. in Elyria for 28 years as a Cran machine operator, yard boss, and inspector, retiring in 1975.
He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Central Lodge #73 F&AM, Chapter #15 RAM, and Cleveland Consistery #15.
Survivors include a sister, Leatha Crosby, of Oberlin; a special friend, Azalia Johnson of Oberlin; niece, Camille Mitchell of Oberlin; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola; his parents, William and Mildred (nee Legg) Hamlin; a step-daughter, Annette Watkins; six brothers; and three sisters.
A graveside service was held July 19 at Westwood Cemetery with the Rev. Fred L. Bell, of Mount Zion Baptist Church, officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 20, 1999, p. 3.

Michael Paul Hamlin
Michael Paul Hamlin, 62, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was born and raised in Oberlin, where he attended Oberlin High School [Class of 1967] and later moved to Lorain.
Following high school he served in the United States Army. Michael was a musician who played lead guitar, was an avid sports fan, and a mechanic who enjoyed working on cars.
He will be sadly missed by his son, Devon Whitfield of Elyria; daughter, Jocelyn Hart of Virginia; a sister, Patricia Hamlin; two brothers, Spencer (Delora) Hamlin and Dean Scott Hamlin; four grandchildren; two nieces, Alasa and Savanna; two nephews, Spencer II and Juan; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Paul Hamlin [OHS ‘50]; and mother, Edna Hamlin (nee Scott).
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 4 P.M. until time of service at 5 P.M. at Brown-Robinson Funeral Home, 2652 Broadway Ave., Lorain. District Elder Laurence E. Nevels, Pastor of Christ Temple of Oberlin, will officiate.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, March 11, 2012.

Paul H. Hamlin

Paul H[arrison] Hamlin, 64, of Oberlin, died Feb. 2 after an apparent heart attack.
He was born and lived most of his life in Oberlin [and was a 1950 graduate of OHS]. He served in the Navy during World War II and retired after 26 years with Gilford Industries.
He was a past president of the Oberlin branch of the NAACP and he regularly attended City Council meetings. He enjoyed golf.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lynn of Los Angeles; sons, Michael Paul and Spencer Allen, both of Elyria, and Dean Scott of Oberlin; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae, in 1984; and by a brother, James.
Services were last Thursday in Christ Temple Church with the pastor, the Rev. Laurence Nevels, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 13, 1990, p. 2.

Robert O. Hamlin Jr.
Robert O. Hamlin Jr., 61, of Lorain, former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 11 at his home after a short illness.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1952 graduate of Oberlin High School], he had lived in Lorain for the past 25 years.
Mr. Hamlin taught at Whittier Junior High in Lorain and was a counselor at Admiral King High School, retiring in 1982. He then taught at the Lorain County Detention Home for ten years, retiring in 1991 because of health problems.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; sons, Robert III of Lorain and James Owens of California; a daughter, Anita Owens-Ramsey, of Lemon Grove, Calif.; five grandchildren; sister, Camille Mitchell of Oberlin; and brother, Barney Hamlin, of Washington, D.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Nancy (nee Thompson); and a sister, Mildred Stubblefield.
Services were Nov. 16 in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred L. Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 21, 1995, p. 10.

Robert Hamlin Sr.
Robert Owen Hamlin Sr., 84, of Lorain, former Oberlin resident, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain.
Born in Urbana, he had lived in Oberlin most of his life, moving to Lorain four years ago to live with his son, Robert O., who survives.
He was a 1927 [1929] graduate of Oberlin High School and the last living member of the 1926 OHS state basketball championship team. He attended Wilberforce College for three years.
Mr. Hamlin operated his own interior decoration business for 50 years.
Other survivors include another son, Barney of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Camille Mitchell of Oberlin; a brother, Elmer of Oberlin; a sister, Leatha Crosby of Oberlin; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, in 1977; a daughter, Mildred Stubblefield, in 1992; five brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at Cowling Funeral Home on Wednesday from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. The Rev. Charles Mayle will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 26, 1993, p. 2.

Sarah Ruth Hammond
Sarah Ruth Hammond, 34, of Oberlin, died in Williamsburg, Virginia, Thursday, November 24, 2011, after a long and brave struggle with mental illness.
A 1995 graduate of Oberlin High School, Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1999 and her Ph.D. in History of American Religion in 2010, both from Yale University.  Sarah was employed at Yales Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS from 1999-2003.
During her student years, Sarah was the recipient of the Andrew F. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and the Richard J. Franke Interdisciplinary Fellowship, an award given to exceptional students in the humanities at Yale University. She was also a Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellow at the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Sarahs doctoral dissertation titled “Gods Business Men: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War” was being revised under contract with the University of Chicago Press at the time of her death.
In August, Sarah moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, to begin a position as a Visiting Professor at the College of William and Mary. During her brief tenure there, her students held her in high regard for her engaging teaching methods, attentiveness to students, wit, and passion for her subject matter.
Sarah loved to read and research, taking delight in the intersection between American Christianity and American culture. She also loved to engage people in lively discussions of religion, politics, and popular culture. She was devoted to her two cats, Gandalf and Thea.
The countless people whose lives Sarah has touched already miss her greatly.
She is survived by her parents, the Reverends Mary and Steve Hammond, pastors of Peace Community Church in Oberlin; sister, Grace Hammond [OHS ‘00] (David Fanelli) of Kelly, Wyoming; sister, Rachel Ramirez-Hammond [OHS ‘97] ( (Juan Carlos Ramirez); niece, Sofia Ramirez; and nephew, Santiago Ramirez of Lewis Center, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Peace Community Church, 44 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074 or to the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, 4800 Wedgewood Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210, designated for the BPFNA Scholarship Fund.
A private Graveside Service was held Monday, December 5, 2011, at Westwood Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service, open to the public, will be held Friday, December 30, 2011, 11 A.M., at First Church (UCC), located at the corner of Main and Lorain Streets in Oberlin.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, December 23, 2011.

Charlene Hamski dies at 24
A funeral mass will be held today at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Elyria for Charlene “Sherry” Hurd Hamski, 24, of Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Hamski, an Oberlin native, had lived here all her life until moving to Texas two years ago. She died Monday at Anderson Hospital in Houston after a five-year illness.
A 1976 graduate of Oberlin High School, Mrs. Hamski had attended Lorain County Community College and Cleveland State University.
Survivors are her husband, Thomas; mother, Mary Eleanor Hurd of Oberlin; three sisters, Mary (Mrs. Glenn) Carruthers of Oberlin, Joan (Mrs. Norman) Wilhelm of Altoona, Pennsylvania and Rose (Mrs. Carroll) Riddle of Findlay; and two brothers, Edwin Hurd of Vermilion and Thomas Hurd of Grafton.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
A Christian wake service was held last evening at the Cowling Funeral Home.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 2, 1982, p. 2.

Elizabeth May Hanak
Elizabeth May Hanak (nee Burke), 83, of Oberlin, died June 25 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, she had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1930 and from the Oberlin Business College.
She had been employed as a dental assistant for Dr. C. W. Carrick and then worked at Mudd Library until retiring in 1977.
A member of the First Church in Oberlin, she enjoyed gardening, reading and playing cards.
Survivors include a daughter, Maryann Watson of South Amherst; a son, David of Wellington; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, in 1992; and a brother, Norman Burke.
Services were June 28 at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Phillips officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lorain Community/St. Joseph Hospice Foundation, Lorain.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 4, 1995, p. 2.

Mrs. John D. Hand

Mrs. Alicia R. [Ruth] Hand [nee Brink], 78, of 139 Longford Ave., was pronounced dead at Elyria Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon after being stricken with a heart attack in her home.
An Elyria resident 52 years, Mrs. Hand was born in Wakeman, Oct. 6, 1894 [and graduated from OHS in 1911]. She was a member of the Washington Avenue Christian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen C. (Lucille) Day, Elyria; two grandsons; a sister, Mrs. E. P. Rinal, Akron.
Her husband, John D. Hand, died in 1970.
Friends will be received in the Wainwright Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Washington Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. J. Kenneth Evans officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, April 5, 1973, p. D-2.

James Hanmer dies in one-car accident
James R. Hanmer, 27, of Oberlin was killed in a one-car accident early Saturday morning when the car he was driving went out of control on Hallauer Rd.
Hanmer was traveling south on Hallauer around 4 a.m. when his car went off the roadway and struck a guardrail and bridge abutment, according to Ohio Highway Patrol troopers. He was thrown from the car.
Born in Oberlin, he was a 1974 graduate of Oberlin High School and a member of First Church. He and his mother operated the Dairy Twist on Route 20 south of Oberlin.
He is survived by a son, Jacob; mother, Mrs. Richard (Theresia) Hanmer; brother, Thomas; sister, Mrs. Bernard (Nadine) Glime; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hanmer, all of Oberlin. His father, Richard, died in 1982.
Services were Tuesday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in East Pittsfield Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 23, 1983, p. 2.

Merle James Hanmer
Oberlin -- Merle James Hanmer, 96, of Oberlin, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 23, 1905, in Pittsfield Township, and lived in the Pittsfield and LaGrange area until moving to Oberlin more than 50 years ago. [He was a member of the Oberlin High School class of 1925.]
Hanmer was employed at Republic Steel, Elyria, as a millwright for many years until retiring in 1970.
He was a member of First Church, Oberlin, and the AARP. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and carpentry.
Survivors include his sons David L. Hanmer of Wellington, Clinton F. Hanmer of Fort Myers, Fla., and Robert A. Hanmer of Oberlin; daughters Naomi McGrann of Richmond, Va., Linda Pleasnick of Amherst and Nadine Gott of Wellington; and 28 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Kathryn (nee Neiding); son, Richard A. Hanmer; daughter, Katherine A. Mims; one grandson; his brother, Clifford L. Hanmer; sister, Elsie L. Williams; and his parents, James C. and Alice M. (nee Waite) Hanmer.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. The Rev. William B. Kitchen, pastor of First Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, January 14, 2002.

Minnie K. Hanmer
Minnie Kathryn Hanmer, 87, of Oberlin, died Feb. 1 at Allen Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Brownhelm Twp., she lived in the Oberlin area most of her life.
For 21 years she worked in the cafeterias at Pleasant Street School and Langston Middle School, retiring in the early 1970s.
She was a member of the First Church in Oberlin, where she volunteered for several years to take the kitchen towels home and wash them, so they were always ready for the next use. She was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
She enjoyed being a homemaker, fishing and flower and vegetable gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Merle J.; sons, Clinton of Fort Myers, Fla., David of Wellington, and Robert of Oberlin; daughters Naomi McGrann of Richmond, Va., Kathryn Mims of Elyria, Linda Pleasnick of Amherst, and Nadine Gott of Wellington; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elma Barclay of Lorain and Mildred Turnbull and Lois Pritchett, both of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard A., in 1982; a grandson, James R. Hanmer, in 1983; a brother, William F. Nieding, in 1967; and sisters, Pearl Noble in 1974, Elizabeth Pratt in 1975, and Ruth Hacker in 1993.
Services were Feb. 3 in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Long, pastor of the First Church, officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 8, 1994, p. 2.

Edith Brand Hannah

Mrs. Ian C. Hannah (Edith Brand) died after an extended illness in a nursing home in Sussex, England, on Dec. 23, 1947. She was the daughter of Dr. James Brand and Juliet Tenney Brand, and she grew up and attended school in Oberlin, where her father was minister of First Church. [She graduated from OHS in 1892.]
After graduation from [Oberlin] College [in 1897], she studied art for a year at Cooper Union in New York City, after which she taught in the Oconto, Wis., high school and a private school in Great Barrington, Mass.
The year 1901-02 was spent in studying art in Paris, following which she held a position in Boston as a book illustrator. In 1904 she married Ian C. Hannah of Chichester, England, and they lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia, where Mr. Hannah was president of King’s College. Returning to England in 1906, they resided in Sussex until 1915 when Dr. Hannah became professor of church history in the Oberlin Theological Seminary and they came to Oberlin to live.
Her art career continued for the remainder of her life, and she gained international fame as a portrait painter and as illustrator of several of her husband’s books. Among these were “Sussex” (1912), “Berwick and the Lothians” (1913), “The Heart of East Anglis,” and “Capitals of the Northlands” (1914). Their cooperation on “The Story of Scotland in Stone” gained probably the most widespread recognition; the “London Times” said of her work in a review: “The book is richly illustrated, and a delightful feature is the series of drawings by the author’s wife, both charming and faithful.”
In 1925 they went to Scotland to live on and care for Dr. Hannah’s ancestral estate near Edinburgh. Dr. Hannah followed his career as extension lecturer for Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and together Dr. and Mrs. Hannah continued their interest in architecture and archaeology. Mrs. Hannah’s artistic ability was further recognized when, on a number of different occasions, several of her portraits were selected for exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.
Dr. Hannah, a Unionist, was elected to the House of Commons in 1935, and he remained a member until his death in 1944. Mrs. Hannah, although bedridden for two years before her death occurred, sent greetings from Sussex last June to her class at its 50th reunion, and accompanied the greetings with a poem which she had composed for the occasion.
Surviving her are her three sons: James, a professor at Durham University; W. Walton, t x’37, who has a parish in Sussex; and John, x’27, who has a church in Selkirk, Scotland. Two brothers also survive: Judge James T. Brand, ’09, of Salem, Oreg., and Charles Brand, ’95, of Roseburg, Oreg.; as do three sisters: Mrs. Mary B. Ruggles (Mary Brand, p.e. ’99) and Helen Brand, ’11, of Oberlin; and Mrs. James J. Hayes (Margaret Brand, ’13) of Oklahoma City, Okla.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, May 1948, p. 28.

Ovid H. Hannon

Ovid H[algarth] Hannon, 43, of RD 1, Collins, died yesterday in Fisher-Titus Hospital in Norwalk after a short illness.
A hospital spokesman said an autopsy was being performed to determine the cause of death.
Mr. Hannon was the owner of a small general store in Collins. He operated Hannon Motor Sales in Wellington for 19 years until leaving the business in 1968. He was a [1943 graduate of OHS and a] Navy Veteran.
Survivors include sons David, Christopher and Daniel, who lived with their mother, Mrs. Helen Hannon, in Wellington; his mother, Mrs. Rachel Hannon, of Wellington, and a sister, Mrs. James R. (Lael) Geyer of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Private services will be held tomorrow in the Curtis Truman Funeral Home in Wellington. The body will be cremated, and the ashes buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, January 3, 1970, p. 2.

Jane Marie Twining Hantz
Jane Marie Twining Hantz, 55, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a short illness. She was born March 5, 1957 in Oberlin, at Allen Memorial Hospital, to Lawrence and Dorothy Twining.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1974 [1975] and later the International Business College of Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a degree in business. Jane also graduated from the Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associates degree in Medical Office Management, being one semester short of earning her RN.
She worked at the Moen Company in Elyria and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as in home health care in Lancaster, California. Her last employment was at Internal Medicine Physicians in Kauai, Hawaii.
Jane was caring, joyous, detail-orientated and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved walking, exercise, animals, crafts, quilting and spending time with her family. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oberlin.
She is survived by her husband, John Hantz of Oberlin; mother, Dorothy Twining [OHS ‘47] of Oberlin; brother, Gary Twining [OHS ‘71] (Martha) of Elyria; one nephew; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a great niece and nephew; and numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence A.Twining [OHS ‘47].
A time visitation followed by memorial service for family and close friends, will be held at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Avenue in Amherst, from 10 A.M., until service time at 11 A.M., Saturday March 2, 2013. The Reverend Joshua Moldenhauer, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate. The family will conduct interment service privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society for research.
Jane’s family wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Patient Care Associates of Mercy Hospital and New Life Hospice for their superlative care and compassion during her internment.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, February 28, 2013.

Kathleen Thompson Harbaugh
Kathleen Thompson Harbaugh, our mother, was like the wild-flower garden she planted and tended for 30 years behind her South Toledo home. Her garden's profusion of color, like her love of family and music delighted both eye and heart. She talked sweetly, taught music, and offered home-made granola or delicious vegetable soup to those lucky enough to know her.
She passed away Tuesday evening, September 2, 2003, at the Health Care Center of Swan Creek Retirement Village at the age of 86. She was surrounded by her family, husband, Ted and sons, Bryce, John and Ross, whom she liked to call her finest achievements. She was born March 12, 1917, in Fenton, Illinois. Known as a very successful violin teacher, she reached hundreds of youngsters (ages 3-20) during 26 years, including the last week of her life, teaching with the Suzuki Method. A life-long learner, she attended 21 Suzuki workshops around the world including one in Japan with the Shinitchi Suzuki himself.
She graduated from [OHS in 1934 and from] the Music Conservatory at Oberlin College, where she studied with Maurice Kessler and was the first student to enroll as a violist (rather than enrolling as a violinist and switching to viola). She played in the Chicago Women's Symphony, the Toledo Symphony (for ten years), was violist of the Tolora String Quartet with Betty Foster, Pat Rafferty and her son, Ross.
Kay sought to integrate all God's children. She believed that music could help accomplish this goal because it has the power to civilize those who could listen to Mozart or Beethoven with both heart and mind. Musical education was vital to her. "Practice every day" was her motto, and she made her boys practice piano or cello every day before they went out to play. "Attend a music concert every month", she directed the parents of her students. "Make your music say something". In Toledo, she was an active member of Mu Phi Epsilon professional fraternity, the Monday Musicale, and the Euterpeans. She was also a member of Park United Church of Christ Church on Glendale, where she taught Sunday School with her husband, Ted and organized a church orchestra and was a humble, free-spirited, and politically progressive voice.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ted; her three sons, Bryce (Judy), John (Pam) and Ross (Bernice); her sister, Phyllis (93 years old), and her grandchildren, Molly (Ted), Will (Hannah), Jessica, Brooke and Nick, as well as many friends. We love you Mom. We remember your legacy of cheerful service, beautiful music and optimism for all.
Two memorial services will be held: at Swan Creek Retirement Village dining room at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th and at Park Congregational Church, December 27 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to her three main charities: Park Church, Grace Community Center and the Nature Conservancy, or to research on Multiple Myeloma. The family would like to thank the staff of Senior Independence and Hospice for their special care and support of Kay during her illness.
Arrangements by Walter Funeral Home, 419-382-1700. www.walterfuneralhome.com
The Blade, Toledo, Ohio, Friday, September 5, 2003
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Patricia A. Hardin

Patricia A[nn] Hardin (nee Alicie) of Wooster, sister of Martha Harsar of Oberlin, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at Akron General Medical Center. She was 54.
She was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Cedar Bluff, Va. She was a homemaker, and had worked at various jobs throughout the years. [She graduated from OHS in 1965.]
She was a member of the New Pittsburg United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader who loved to travel, and liked hummingbirds, game shows, and family.
Ms. Hardin is survived by her daughter, Margaret Randles of Wooster; a grandson; sisters Martha Harsar of Oberlin, Ruth Dutton of Amherst, and Ida Alicie of Winnie, Texas; brother Milbrun Alicie of Hamilton, Ohio, and John and James Alicie, both of Winnie, Texas; and long-time companion, Bill Lemaster of Wooster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milburn and Maudie Evelyn (nee Pilkins) Alicie.
Services were Thursday, April 13, at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, the Rev. Paul Peterson officiating. Burial was at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 25, 2006, p. 2.

Ralph L. Harding, Native of Oberlin, Dies in Cleveland
Ralph Lyman Harding, 62, native of Oberlin and senior partner of the architectural and engineering firm of Wilbur Watson and Associates, died April 24 at Charity Hospital, Cleveland, following a heart attack.
Mr. Harding was the engineer in charge of the construction of the two new bridges in Lorain. Born in Oberlin August 14, 1882, Mr. Harding was graduated from [OHS in 1900, from] Oberlin Academy in 1901 and from Case School of Applied Science in 1905. His father was for many years an instructor in music in the Oberlin public schools. Mr. Harding did construction work on railroads and dock facilities in the Philippines as well as construction work in the United States.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 3, 1945, p. 5.

Mrs. R. [Wendolyn H.] Hardymartin

Mrs. Wendolyn H[ershey] Hardymartin, [nee Jackson,] 45, of RD 1, Crescent, Iowa, died in Jenny Edmondson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday from injuries received in a one car auto accident in Council Bluffs on Jan. 13.
Mrs. Hardymartin, a registered nurse, [graduated from OHS in 1943 and] lived in Oberlin before moving to Iowa 11 years ago. She was born in Ohio, Nov. 1, 1925.
Survivors include her husband, Robert G.; two sons, Arthur and Richard Davies, both of Michigan; her mother, Mrs. Marie Jackson, a resident of the Elyria Home.
Services will be today at 7:30 p.m. in the Meyer Funeral Home in Council Bluffs.
Graveside services will be held in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Frederick Schumacher officiating.
The Cowling Funeral Home is in charge of the graveside service.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, January 21, 1971, p. 34.

Mrs. Annie Thomas Hargraves
Annie Thomas Hargraves, 70, sister of Mrs. Gladys Wallace, 180 S. Park, and Mrs. Thelma Godette, 229 E. Lorain, died on June 13 in Covington Ky.
She was born in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, in 1905 but at an early age moved to Oberlin with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Philip N. Thomas. She was educated in the Oberlin public schools[, graduated from Oberlin High School in 1924,] and graduated from the Oberlin Kindergarten-Primary Training School in 1927. She taught school for more than 30 years in Xenia and in Covington, Ky.
In addition to the sisters in Oberlin, Mrs. Hargraves is survived by a son, Lt. Col. William F. Hargraves II of the U.S. Air Force; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Anne Jones, a teacher in the Toledo public schools; one brother, Wilbur C. Thomas, Madison, Wis.; and a sister, Mrs. Linny Leach, Lorain.
Services were held on June 17 at St. James AME Church in Covington, Ky., and burial was in Oxford, O.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 24, 1976, p. 7.

Marion E. Harley
Marion E. Harley, 91, formerly of Oberlin, died Monday at the Four Seasons Nursing Home, Albuquerque, N.M.
Born in Henrietta Twp., she moved to Albuquerque in 1978 from Oberlin where she spent most of her life [and was a member of the OHS class of 1914].
She was a 60-year member of the First Baptist Church, Oberlin.
Mrs. Harley is survived by daughters, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Thompson of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Mrs. Edward (Deanna) Gottschling of Albuquerque, N.M.; and sons, Donald of Cleveland, Jack of Oberlin, and Dean of Campbell, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, in 1962, and by a daughter, Doris Ward, in May 1986.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Buckland, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, Oberlin, officiating. Burial will be in Birmingham Cemetery, Birmingham.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, June 24, 1986, p. B-2.

Sarah Harley
Sarah “Sally” Harley, 77, of Oberlin died Sunday at home after a long illness.
Born in Lorain, she lived most of her life in Oberlin. A [1931] graduate of Oberlin High School, she had been employed for a time at Smith Furnishings, working in the needlework supplies department.
Survivors include her husband, Doren “Jack”; sons, Doren of Oberlin and Eugene of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandchild; brother, Joseph Bukovac of Amherst; sister, Corine Adams of California.
Family burial services were conducted in Westwood Cemetery. Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 25, 1990, p. 2.

Harlow, 52, Dies In New York Home
George Richardson Harlow, II, former Oberlin Resident, died suddenly Sunday, June 10, at his home in Wilson, N. Y., of a heart ailment. He was 52.
Mr. Harlow lived in Oberlin in his boyhood and was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1919]. He was a structural engineer with Wright and Cramer, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Surviving Mr. Harlow are his wife Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Martin of Oberlin; one son, George Richardson Harlow, III; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Greenwood, Mrs. Dorothy Bevin and Miss Margaret Harlow, all of Cleveland.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 21, 1951, p. 4.

Grace Elmina Harlow
Grace Elmina Harlow, 94, of Oberlin, died Thursday, Aug. 3 at Kendal Health Center following an illness of about one year.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1920 graduate of OHS], Mrs. Harlow lived in New York most of her life and returned to Oberlin 30 years ago. She owned and operated the Carlyle gift and flower shop.
She was a member of the First Church of Oberlin.
Survivors include a son, George of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Henry, Burns and Robert, and a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 9) at 11 a.m. at First Church with the Rev. Douglas Long officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson, New York.
The Cowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 8, 1995, p. 2.

Services Held Tuesday For Margaret Harlow
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Cowling-Stang Funeral Home for Miss Margaret Harlow, 63, former Oberlin resident, who died in a Cleveland rest home Sunday.
Miss Harlow was for 30 years employed in the estate department of the Cleveland Trust Co. she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Harlow, who lived here for several years in the 1920s. Mrs. Margaret E. Allen, 82 S. Cedar, is a cousin.
Rev. Edward S. Jones conducted the services and interment was in the family lot in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 6, 1958, p. 6A.

Margaret Veronica Harold
Oberlin -- Margaret Veronica Harold, 83, of Oberlin, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at Allen Medical Center, Oberlin, following a short illness.
She was born June 5, 1918, in Lorain. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935 and Oberlin College in 1939. She lived in Oberlin from 1928 to 1942 before moving to Columbus for most of her life. She moved back to Oberlin recently.
She worked as a high school substitute teacher in Oklahoma and North Carolina. She also taught foreign language studies at Whetstone High School in Upper Arlington for many years, retiring in 1980.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed karate and earned a black belt. She was a former race car driver, published poet, and was a former member of the Grandparents Living Theatre. She was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma, where she created a program of famous ladies from the Gamma Chapter. After teaching, she was a resource teacher helping high school language teachers. She was also on CBE Radio giving elementary classroom lessons in French and Spanish.
[Survivors include nephews Bert L. Latran Jr. of Oberlin, Joseph M. Latran of Greenwood, Ind., and Stephen Latran of Seven Hills and many other relatives and friends.] She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frank C. Harold; parents, Steven and Honora (nee Nagy) Latran; and brothers Bert Lewis Latran Sr., Joseph Michael Latran and Stephen Latran.
Friends may call Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 South Main St., Oberlin. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. William B. Padavick, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield Township.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, April 28, 2002. [The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, April 28, 2002.]

Helen E. Harr
Helen E. Harr, 88, of Oberlin, was pronounced dead at Allen Memorial Hospital on Friday.
She was born and lived most of her life in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School [in 1921] and Oberlin Business College.
She enjoyed handiwork, sewing and crocheting. She loved cats and listening to music.
Survivors include a son, Robert, of Kipton; sisters, Mabel Bates of Amherst and Esther Manns of Oberlin.
A brother, Theodore Manns, preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. services today at Cowling Funeral Home. The Rev. Darrell Woomer, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 2, 1990, p. 2.

Dorothy Jeffrey Harrer
Dorothy Jeffrey Harrer died April 7[, 1977]. She was born Oct. 25, 1905, in Dindigul, South India, where her parents were missionaries. When the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey retired in 1920, the family moved to Oberlin and Dorothy [graduated from OHS in 1923 and then] enrolled at the College following the tradition of her sisters and brother, Frances ’13 (Mrs. Edward S. Jones), M. Pauline ’16 and Richard, who attended 1914-15. Pauline and Richard now are deceased.
After graduating from Oberlin[College in 1927], Mrs. Harrer worked in New York City as a commercial artist and in Winter Park, Fla., as an editor for Beautiful Florida magazine. Later she taught art in Black Mountain, N.C., and did casework for two Buffalo, N.Y., agencies, the Emergency Relief Bureau and the National Youth Administration.
In 1943 Mrs. Harrer began teaching at the Rudolph Steiner School (N.Y.C.), serving on the school’s board of directors 1954-58. She and fellow faculty member William Harrer, an industrial arts teacher, were married in 1947. In addition to teaching at Rudolph Steiner School, the Harrers were co-directors of Camp Glen Brook in Marlboro, N.H., for over 20 years.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, November/December 1977, pp. 34-35.

Agnes A. Harris

Pittsfield Township -- Agnes A[lice] Harris (nee Marshall), 85, of Pittsfield Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin.
She was born June 25, 1920, in Lorain, and lived most of her life in the Oberlin area.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1938.
Mrs. Harris was employed by the Oberlin City Schools from 1970 to 1981 and at Oberlin Laundry from 1965 to 1969.
She was a member of Pittsfield Community Church, volunteered at the Oberlin Senior Center and Allen Medical Center in Oberlin and was a former Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, bowling, dancing, horseshoes, card games and Scrabble.
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Whitbeck of Westlake; sons Russell Harris of Wellington and Bruce Harris of Oberlin; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Harris, in 1996; her parents, Andrew and Marjorie Marshall; and brother, Andrew Marshall.
Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Pittsfield Community Church, 17026 SR 58, with the Rev. Kenneth L. Gerhardt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pittsfield East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pittsfield Community Church, 17026 SR 58, Wellington, OH 44090.

The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, October 05, 2005.

Elmer G. Harris
Elmer G. Harris, 76, of Oberlin, died June 24 at home after a six-month illness.
Born in 1915 in his Oberlin home, which has been in his family since 1833, he lived most of his life here.
He was a dairy farmer until 1964, when he became a maintenance repairman for the State Highway Patrol in Elyria. He worked there 12 years, until retiring in 1976.
He was widely known for his Book Barn and Rest Home for Old Books, where he had collected over 75,000 books. He was also well-known for his guitar, banjo and harmonica playing and gave concerts to many organizations and rest homes.
Mr. Harris was a 60-year member of South Amherst First United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday School superintendent 15 years, and was a lay leader and choir member.
He was a 1934 graduate of Oberlin High School, a member of the Senior Men’s Breakfast Club in Oberlin, a 45-year member of the Lorain County Camps of Gideon Society, a member of the Johnny Appleseed Postcard Club in Ashland, the Oberlin branch of the AARP, the Lorain County Banjo Band, and the Farm Bureau Council.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian R. (nee McManama); a son, David G. Harris of East Berlin, Conn.; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Martha) Pendleton of Ashland and Mrs. Floyd (Barbara) Hammond of Oberlin; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two brothers, Warren A. Harris of Oberlin and Clyde E. Harris of Vermilion; and a sister, Nina Eschke of Elyria.
Services were June 27 at the South Amherst United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff W. Gindlesberger, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Lorain County Camps of Gideon Society or the South Amherst First United Methodist Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 30, 1992, p. 2.

Emanuel Harris
Obituaries: Miami Area Deaths
Harris, Emanuel [“Sonny”], 39, of Miami, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today, Morningstar Baptist Church. Poitier Funeral Home. [Oberlin High School class of 1979.]
The Miami Herald, Miami, FL, Thursday, July 12, 2001.

Richard S. Harris

Richard S. Harris, 74, former Pittsfield Township zoning inspector, died this morning at Allen Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Wakeman, he lived in the Wakeman-Pittsfield area all his life [and was a 1934 graduate of OHS].
Mr. Harris retired in 1981 after 25 years as chief mechanic for Oberlin Municipal Power Plant.
He had worked as a volunteer with [the] American Cancer Society and enjoyed bowling.
His wife, Betty, preceded him in death in 1983.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Miller of Pittsfield, Joyce Loudenslagel of Bellevue; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, William of Pittsfield.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Harry Sawdey, pastor of Pittsfield United Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial will be in East Pittsfield Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, April 4, 1990, p. B-2.

Robert Alan Harris
Robert Alan Harris, 28, of Rocky River, former Oberlin resident, was found dead in his car on Aug. 20.
He was born in Amherst and grew up in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1976.
During high school he was on the varsity basketball team, varsity track team and varsity football team for four years. In 1976 he was an Ohio High School All-State selection in football, basketball and track.
He received a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University where he played varsity football for four years and was co-captain of the football team. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education in 1980.
He was an All-Mid America Conference selection in 1980. He played offensive tackle. After his graduation he was the ninth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles.
He played professional football as an offensive tackle for two years in the Canadian Football League. He was injured while playing in Canada and gave up the sport.
He then taught special education, math, education and health and was also the assistant junior high school boys’ basketball coach at Bucyrus.
He then went to the Hopewell Loudon schools in Bascom where he taught secondary health and physical education for two years. He was also head coach of the boys’ varsity track team and assistant coach for the varsity football team.
He received a graduate assistantship at West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va., from which he received his master’s degree in 1985.
At the time of his death he was working as physical director of the YMCA center branch, Cleveland.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Harris of Oberlin; and four sisters, Mrs. David (Jean) Sebastian of Elyria, Carol Harris of Rocky River, Mrs. Tim (Dianne) Mahar of Amherst and Mrs. Terry (Linda) Yuhas of Oberlin.
Services were Saturday morning in the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, with Rev. John R. Butchko, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, South Amherst, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 28, 1986, p. 5.

Willie Harris
Elyria — Willie Harris, 75, of Elyria went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in the Center Ridge Health Care Center following a long illness.
He was born in Coatopa, Alabama coming to Elyria, Ohio in 1949. He attended Oberlin High School [class of 1953?]. Mr. Harris was an entrepreneur where he became self employed and opened up Harris auto body shop in Elyria, Ohio where he was owner and operator, through his vision he also opened and was owner of H & H Bus Line Services. Mr. Harris also worked at Harshaw Chemical Company.
He was a member of Greater Victory Church of Lorain, Ohio and was formerly a member of Original Glorious Apostolic Church of Elyria, Ohio, where he served as Deacon. Mr. Harris formed the Gospel Quartet group “The Heavenly Band”, where he played guitar and was also affiliated with “The Gospel Echo’s”. He enjoyed singing, fishing and worked on cars.
He is survived by daughters: Paulette Barnes and Shelle’ Mathis both of Elyria, sons: Kenny Harris, Clint (Chasity) Harris, Kim Harris all of Elyria, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, mother: Pearlene Chaney of Oberlin, mother of his children: Valeria Harris of Elyria, sisters: Barbara Jean (Joe) Kirby of Elyria, Julia (Clarence) Bush of Elyria, Ceola Besteder of Cleveland, Roberta Wilson of Cleveland, Margaret Allen of Chicago, Ill., brothers: Roosevelt (Brenda) Harris, Joe (Vonya) Harris Jr. [OHS ‘60], and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter: Lisa Lynne Noble, brother: John Tolbert Jr., father: Joe Harris.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Faith Ministries Christian Center, 1306 Euclid Avenue, Lorain, Ohio, where Pastors, Alvin & Diana Lindsey will officiate services. Burial to follow in Brookdale Cemetery.
Online condolences can be sent to: carterfuneralhome@yahoo.com or www.carterfhinc.com.
Professional Services Entrusted to: Dennis W. Carter-LFD and Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 127 W. Bridge Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035; (440) 322-7788.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Douglas G. Harrison
Oberlin -- Douglas G. Harrison, 67, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Community Regional Medical Center, Lorain, after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Oberlin to the late Wilma (nee Reid) and Glenn Harrison. Doug was a 1959 graduate of Oberlin High School.
He was a friendly handyman who was often seen around town. He was a member of Christ Church in Oberlin and dearly loved his dog Taffy.
Survivors include his three goddaughters, Rebecca Hancock-Winfield of Oberlin, Roanne Lisi of Middleburg Heights and Roberta Marsnik of Strongsville; and a cousin, Anne Reid of Kent.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, with Father Brian Wilbert officiating.
Memorials may be given to OASIS Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.nortoneastmanfuneralhome.com.

The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, January 24, 2008.

Glenn Harrison
Glenn Harrison, 57, of 53 N. Pleasant, died Friday in Allen Hospital following a six-month illness. He had been an Oberlin resident for 46 years [and was a 1935 graduate of Oberlin High School].
Harrison was born in LaGrange on Feb. 1, 1915. He was a factory representative for Disston Inc. of Pittsburgh and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Ohio Hardware Association.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma, and a son, Douglas.
Funeral services were held at the Cowling Funeral Home Monday with Rev. Peter Beebe officiating. Burial followed in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 16, 1972, p. 5.

Jeremy R. Harrison
Jeremy R. Harrison, 29, of Parma, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 15, 2012, in Parma. He was born on August 21, 1982, in Parma [and graduated from OHS in 2003]. He was a welder at Expert Crane and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is the loving husband of Amanda of six years; cherished son of Donnie R. and Darleen (nee Valerian) Harrison, Jr.; brother of his twin, Blake and Randy (Dana) Harrison; beloved grandson of Donnie and Peggy Harrison, Sr; son-in-law of Jody and Richard Penndorf and brother-in-law of Erica Penndorf. Friends may call at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212 on Thursday, January 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Interment will take place on Friday, at New Russia Township Cemetery, in Oberlin . Please meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

Lisa Margaret Harrison
Lisa Margaret Harrison of Oberlin died Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011 at her home from cancer. She was 46.
Lisa was the youngest of three children, born April 11, 1965, to Jeanne McKibben and Howard Harrison in Boston, Mass.
She grew up in Fairport, N.Y. and moved to Oberlin in 1979 where she attended Oberlin High School, graduating in 1983. At Oberlin High School, she was voted the friendliest in her senior year and chosen Homecoming Queen.
She attended Florida Southern College for one year, and graduated from Ohio University in 1988 with a major in psychology. During the 1990s she studied for a master’s degree in historic preservation at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.
Following graduation from Ohio University, she moved around, coaching track in Rocky River; living in Hilton Head, S.C., Rockville, Md., Ashville, N.C., Chicago, Ill., Cincinnati, and finally Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Mich.
She had been on disability for the past few years because of a serious psychiatric illness. She returned to live in Oberlin and was cared for by New Life Hospice starting in June, 2011.
She was stoic, courageous and gracious to the end. Her family and friends were grateful for the chance to reunite with her during the last few years.
She enjoyed running, tennis, and movies, and even appeared as an extra in several productions. She enjoyed reading the Psalms, writing thank-you notes and watching DVDs.
Lisa is survived by her mother, Dr. W. Jeanne McKibben of Oberlin; her father, Dr. Howard N. Harrison of Fort Myers, Fla.; brother, Dale Harrison of Oberlin; sister, Catherine McClure (Don) and niece, Emily, of Ashville, Ohio; step­brother, Brett Wagner (Kathryn Drury) and two nieces of Honolulu, Hawaii; step­sister, Dr. Amanda Wagner (Dr. Toby Eshelman) of Madison, Wis.; uncle, James McKibben (Linda) of Erie, Pa.; and cousins, Jamie McKibben of Erie, Pa., and Missy McKibben Perkins (Tom) of Salinas, Calf. Her step­father, Dr. William Wagner of Oberlin, preceded Lisa in death in 2000.
A memorial service will be held in the Meeting House of the First Church in Oberlin on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. Private family burial will be at Westwood Cemetery.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria, 44035.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 25, 2011, p. 6A.

Nancy Carolyn Harrison
Nancy Carolyn Harrison, 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claston Harrison of 45396 Russia Rd., died on Saturday in the Medical College of Virginia hospital in Richmond, Va., after a short illness.
Born in Lorain on Feb. 7, 1949, she attended Oberlin schools, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1967. She played clarinet in the OHS marching band. She attended Lorain County Community College and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1973. After teaching special education at Tiro, Ohio, for two years, she moved to Virginia in 1975 and had been teaching special education in Jenkins Elementary School, Newport News. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door, Elyria.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Judy (Mrs. Gene) Scott of Wellington and Peggy, at home; a brother, Sgt. Roger, Parris Island, S.C.; and her grandmother, Mrs. Jocie Mae Harrison of Portsmouth, O.
Funeral services were Wednesday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Engram of the Church of the Open Door officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 31, 1977, p. 14.

Death of Mrs. Harroun Saddens Oberlin
Beloved Friend and Teacher Passed Away This Morning At Allen Hospital
By Mrs. E. J. Lampson
The death of Antoinette Beard Harroun, wife of Professor Herbert Harroun, occurred this morning at Allen Hospital. The words stare back from the page as one tries to realize what they mean. That death could come to that bright and radiant spirit seems impossible. That we shall never again hear that quick light step, see the warm welcome of her smile, feel the strong clasp of her hand, we cannot accept. All of us who were her friends, —and who was not?—drew strength from her vitality, turned to her in sorrow or in joy, sure of the depth and tenderness of her understanding.
As a teacher she had no rival; even the dullest student felt some gleam of light in her classroom. No student in the more than thirty years of her teaching in Oberlin, but gained from her something beyond the subject taught, whether it was mathematics or Latin or German. Something of the glowing vivid richness of her personality entered into them, enriching them forever.
She lived every year of her life, every day, every hour of it fully and richly. She packed a dozen lives into her one span of life. She touched no one but to enrich and bless them. Somewhere that bright spirit goes on—for even death cannot conquer it.
Services for all that is mortal will be held at the First Church at three o’clock on Thursday afternoon.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 17, 1940, p. 1.
Services for Mrs. Harroun Thursday
Impressive Rites Conducted By Dr. Richards; Speaks of Her “Radian Spirit”

Impressive funeral services for Mrs. Herbert Harroun were conducted by Dr. James A. Richards in First Church Thursday afternoon.
In prayer, Dr. Richards spoke as follows:
“Now we celebrate before Thee this radiant spirit that long shined among us. We thank Thee for her out-reaching for all that is good and true and beautiful; for her out-giving, who could possess no prize without yearning to share it; for all the grace of her imparting, till multitudes the world around recall the inspiration of her teaching in which she gave herself as freely as her subject, and all who knew her best felt her a source of light for their daily paths.”
“Now even our startled hearts would thank Thee that her suffering is over, her weakness at an end, her spirit free. Make generous our love for her that the very affection that makes it hard to part may also be our abundant comfort as we think on the greatness of her gain.”
Taught Here 29 Years
Mrs. Harroun was a highly popular, highly respected teacher in Oberlin College and Oberlin Academy for twenty-nine years. Her subjects included German, mathematics and Latin. From 1926 until her retirement in 1939 Mrs. Harroun was Assistant Professor of German.
Born July 17, 1875 at Columbus, Ohio, [and an 1889 graduate of OHS,] Mrs. Harroun was graduated with the A.B. degree from Oberlin College in 1894. She received her M.A. degree here in 1927. On several occasions she had studied in Germany. Before teaching in Oberlin she had taught at Madison, Ohio, and at Akron.
She died at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, in Allen Hospital, after a gallant struggle to recover from an emergency surgical operation some weeks before.
Mrs. Harroun is survived by her husband, Herbert Harroun, Emeritus Professor of Singing in Oberlin Conservatory of Music; by her daughter Katherine; and two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Siddall of Oberlin, and Mrs. D. E. Esterley of Topeka, Kansas.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 20, 1940, p. 4.
Antoinette Beard Harroun
She loved life with all her heart. She never wanted to grow old. She never did. The quick, eager rhythm of her step, forever hurrying to keep some new and delightful tryst with life, never flagged, nor did the deep friendliness of her nature, nor the vivid enthusiasm for the astonishing variety of human interests that were hers. How she managed, within the boundaries of one existence, to encompass so much of the fullness of life must remain a mystery and a marvel. But she did. She brimmed with it.
Her teaching was charged with intellectual vitality and spiritual energy. Her classroom was transformed into a theater, on whose stage, under her stimulating direction, her amateur pupils discovered in themselves professional accomplishment. It became an orchestra pit, in which, under her kindling leadership, every member of the organization outdid himself, for her sake. They could not fail her. And so they found themselves in living up to her expectation of them, her belief in them. The least like a pedagogue of anyone in Oberlin, she was an inspired and inspiring teacher.
In her own home, with the complete and cordial cooperation of her immediate family, she created an atmosphere of rich and whole-hearted hospitality. She loved her friends and loved to have them about her. She was prodigal in entertainment. She was equally generous, when the need arose, in sympathy and true kindness. No one ever turned to her for help in vain. She was quick to realize need of this sort, and instantaneous in responding to it. Loving-kindness welled up like a natural spring in her disposition and was overflowing.
Her way of life was in itself the most authentic and persuasive statement one could have of a philosophy to live by. All her manifold activities, all her countless kindnesses, her enthusiasm, her overflowing generosity, attested to her belief in the value of life for its own sake. In the presence of such abundance as hers, such radiance of nature, the bleak futility of the defeatist could only shrivel and die. The living warmth of her nature blessed and heartened a veritable host of friends and acquaintances, and in them her philosophy, her faith, lives on. It cannot die. It is imperishable. The happiness which she possessed and bestowed upon us in such full measure while she lived was so deep and true as to transcend even the sorrow that engulfs us now she is gone. All her days she was a living and quickening presence in our lives. She is still. She always will be.
Photograph: Mrs. Antoinette Beard Harroun, ’94…a life of friendship and intense activity. Mrs. Harroun died September 17, in Allen Hospital after nearly a month’s illness. She had taught in Oberlin for 29 years, during that time teaching German, mathematics and Latin at various times. She graduated from Oberlin in 1894. Survivors are her husband, Professor-emeritus Herbert Harroun; her daughter Katherine; and two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Siddall of Oberlin and Mrs. D. E. Esterly of Topeka, Kansas.
--R. A. Jellife.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, October 1940, p. 14.

Robert R. Hartson
Robert Reed Hartson, 73, of Cleveland Heights, former Oberlin resident, died of cancer Feb. 21 at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
Born in Grinnell, Iowa, he moved to Oberlin in 1923 when his father joined the psychology department at Oberlin College.
He graduated from [OHS in 1938 and from] OC in 1942, then entered the Army Air Forces meteorology program at the University of Chicago, graduating in 1943. He received further training in weather reconnaissance and was assigned to the 8th Squadron of the Air Transport Command.
Mr. Hartson was one of the first two officers of the Army Air Transport Command to prove that C-54 cargo planes could be flown west to east over the North Atlantic throughout the year. He was awarded an Air Medal after making 114 crossings during World War II.
He later worked in crystal research at Harshaw Chemical Co., Cleveland, retiring in 1982.
He belonged to the American Chemical Society and the Cleveland Skating Club, and served on the board of the Cleveland Whist Club.
He also served as president of Cleveland Heights Meals on Wheels for three years. He donated 100 pints of blood to the Red Cross and was a lay member on the Case Western Reserve University Animal Care and Use Committee.
For six years he was president of the Oberlin College class of 1942, ending with its 50th reunion. He played duplicate bridge and was working toward a life master designation.
He also raised 180 varieties of dahlias as well as vegetables, and enjoyed golf and antique clocks.
Mr. Hartson was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Oberlin and later belonged to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, where he was an usher. He participated in the Boar’s Head Festival at Trinity Cathedral for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (nee Moore); three daughters, Margaret H. Ehrisman of Naperville, Ill., Catherine R. Caldwell of Chagrin Falls and Barbara H. Tricarichi of Chester Twp.; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Services were Feb. 26 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 1994, p. 2.

Barbara Ann Harvey
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. in Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Barbara Ann Harvey, 36, former Oberlin resident, who died Thursday morning at St. Judes Hospital in Kenner, La., after a long illness. The Rev. Fred Steen will officiate and burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Born in Mininhall, Miss., Mrs. Harvey spent much of her life in Oberlin, leaving in 1975 for Louisiana.
She was a 1971 graduate of Oberlin High School and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, McKinnley; four sons, Daymon, Adris, Chadid and Ahmad, all of Kenner; her mother, Inez Smith of Kenner; father, Earl Smith Jr. of Oberlin; three sisters, Ruby Brown and Indiana Smith of Oberlin, Cynthia Brown of Elyria; four brothers, Clinton Smith of Mobile, Ala., Larry of Kenner, Milton, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; a step-brother, LeRoy Veasley of Detroit, Mich.; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith Sr. of Oberlin and Mrs. Laura Gilmore of Detroit.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 13, 1990, p. 2.

Elizabeth A. Harvey, Beloved sister, dear friend
Canandaigua - Elizabeth A. "Betty" Harvey, age 82, of Saxton Lane, died on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at F. F. Thompson Hospital.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Russ Artwell of Washington state; housemate, Natalie Ross; and extended family members in Virginia and North Carolina. Betty was born in Oberlin, Ohio and was the daughter of Robert Perrow Harvey and Helen (Williams) Harvey [OHS ‘17].
She attended schools in Oberlin and was a graduate of Oberlin High School, Class of 1946.
Betty earned a bachelor of science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.
She was formerly of Chicago, Ill., where she resided for 30 years and worked as a hospital administrator. Betty retired in 1988 and moved to Canandaigua.
She was a member of First Congregational Church of Canandaigua.
Betty enjoyed spending time at her cottage in Marmora, Ontario, Canada, and was an avid fisherman.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Memorial contributions may be made to Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; Salvation Army, P. O. Box 510, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua.
Condolences may be offered at www.johnson kennedy.com.

Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, N.Y., Tuesday, July 19, 2011, p. 4A.

Helen Marie Harvey
Helen Marie Harvey (nee Williams), 97, former Oberlin resident, died April 2 in Rochester, N.Y., after a long illness.
Born in Jen Tsun, China, where her parents George and Alice Moon Williams were missionaries, she lived in Oberlin most of her life until 1969. Since then, she and her husband had spent winters in Florida and summers in Canada. She had been living in Canandaigua, N.Y., at the time of her death.
Mrs. Harvey graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1917] and attended Oberlin College from 1917-19. She graduated from Sargent College of Boston University.
She was a member of the East Oberlin Community Church, a past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and also belonged to the Literary and Social Club and the Pansy Chapter 34 of the Order of the Eastern Star, both in Oberlin.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Harvey of Canandaigua, N.Y.; foster daughters, Marie Artwell of Richland, Wash., and Natalie Ross and Ruth Nightgale, both of Canandaigua; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perrow.
Private burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The date for a memorial service will be announced by the Cowling Funeral Home.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 11, 1995, p. 7.

Douglas Haskell, 80, A Writer Specializing In Architecture Topics
By Thomas W. Ennis
Douglas Haskell, an editor, critic and writer on architectural subjects, died Saturday at Lake Placid Hospital in Lake Placid, N.Y., at the age of 80. He lived in Manhattan and had a summer home in Lake Placid.
Mr. Haskell had written about architecture for more than 50 years. Years ago, when only specialized journals were concerned with architecture, Mr. Haskell wrote a column on the subject for The Nation. In that column he defined architecture as a concept “of man working upon the whole of his environment to put it into habitable, workable, agreeable and friendly shape.”
Although he was not an architect, his concern with architects and their problems led the American Institute of Architects to admit him in 1953 as a corporate member. In 1962, the institute made him a fellow. Last June, the institute honored him again with a medal for his efforts to inspire and influence the profession through his writing.
Mr. Haskell’s influence as an architectural journalist became widespread when he was with Architectural Forum, a publication of Time Inc., which was widely regarded as the leading American architectural journal. He was with the magazine from 1949 to 1964, serving successively as architectural editor, editorial chairman and editor, the post he had when he retired in 1964. Architectural Forum was later sold by Time and is now defunct.
Born in Turkey, Mr. Haskell was the son and grandson of missionaries. His father, Dr. Edward B. Haskell, was a missionary in Turkey who was attached to the American Board of Foreign Missions.
After graduating [from Oberlin High School in 1916 and] in 1923 from Oberlin College, Mr. Haskell soon became deeply involved in architecture, starting with a visit to the Bauhaus group in Germany. He also came under the influence of such architects and planners as Frank Lloyd Wright and Clarence Stein.
Following the publication in 1928 of a long article on Frank Lloyd Wright, his first major venture in the field of architectural journalism, Mr. Haskell joined Architectural Record, a professional magazine published by F.W. Dodge, now a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. He was on the staff of Architectural Record from 1929 to 1930, and until he rejoined the magazine’s staff in 1943, he was a contributor. His monthly architectural column ran in The Nation from 1930 to 1943.
He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Lacey; three sisters, Margaret Hazens of Wofford Heights, Calif., Martha Palmer of Los Angeles and Eldora Spiegelberg of St. Louis, and four brothers, Edward and Gordon, both of New York City, Oliver of Los Angeles and Henry of Trents Harbor, Me.
The New York Times, Tuesday, August 14, 1979, p. D15.
Douglass Haskell, Architect And Founder of Camp Treetops
Douglas Haskell, 80, of Lake Placid and New York City, died at Placid Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Mr. Haskell was born on June 27, 1899 in Turkey where his parents, Edward B. and Martha Miller Haskell, were missionaries.
He first came to Lake Placid in 1926, and in 1929, with his wife, Helen Lacey Haskell, founded Camp Treetops, a summer camp for boys and girls, which is still in operation.
An architect by training, he designed the first building for North Country School in 1938.
Mr. Haskell was a journalist with the Architectural Record for many years and also served as a journalist and editor of the Architectural Forum.
He was a member of President John Kennedy’s Pennsylvania Avenue Commission.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Lacey Haskell, of Lake Placid and New York City; four brothers, Edward and Gordon of New York City, Oliver of Los Angeles, Calif. and Henry of Tenants Harbor, Me., and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Havens of Wofford Heights, Calif., Mrs. Martha Palmer of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Eldora Spiegelberg of St. Louis, Mo.
The Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. There were no calling hours. Cremation took place in the Gardener Earie Crematory in Troy. A memorial service will be held at a later date which will be announced.
The Lake Placid News, Lake Placid, N.Y., Thursday, August 16, 1979, p. 18.

Mrs. Sarah B. Haskins
Wakeman—Mrs. Sarah Bacon Haskins, 80, of 21 Pleasant St., a native and life-long resident of Wakeman, died yesterday morning at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital, Norwalk, after a long illness. [She was a 1905 graduate of OHS.]
Mrs. Haskins was a member of the Congregational Church and the Ladies Society of the church. She was a charter member of the Book Club and a charter member and life member of the Wakeman Chapter Order of Eastern Star 460. Her husband, George B. Haskins, died in 1941.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hale (Betty) McClaflin, rural Wakeman; a son, George B. Haskins, Jr., Alliance; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Miss May Bacon, Wakeman.
Friends will be received today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. EST at the Gerber Funeral Home where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8:30 EST this evening.
The Rev. Elwyn Owen will officiate at a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. EST tomorrow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wakeman Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, August 9, 1966, p. 14.

Rose Elaine Haslett

Rose Elaine Haslett [nee Tillotson], a homemaker, died Monday at Crescent City Health Care Center. She was 85.
Mrs. Haslett was born in Oberlin, Ohio, [graduated from OHS in 1926,] and lived in Hialeah, Fla., for many years before moving to New Orleans four years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Haslett of New Orleans and Jean Moffett of Easley, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held today at 6 p.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Sebring, Fla.
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, Wednesday, August 31, 1994, p. B4.

Elizabeth Hastings
Elizabeth “Betty” Rogers Hastings, 66, of Oberlin, died Monday morning at Allen Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Pittsfield, she was a lifetime area resident [and a 1936 graduate of Oberlin High School]. During World War II, she worked for the Oberlin Rationing Board, and had also worked as a receptionist for Dr. Virgil Hart and as a clerk at the Haylor Book Store.
She was a member of First Church, Pansy Chapter 34 of the Order of Eastern Star, and a former member of the Junior Forum.
She is survived by her husband, James; two sons, James Jr. of Palmyra, N.Y., and John, at home; a brother, Forest Rogers, and a sister, Mrs. Esther Wyckoff, both of Oberlin.
Services were Wednesday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home, with Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First Church or to the Lorain County Visiting Nurses Association, in care of the Lorain County Health Department.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 14, 1985, p. 2.

James Hastings
James Loren Hastings, 79, of Oberlin, died Saturday, Jan. 21, at his home following a one-year illness.
Born Oct. 16, 1915 in Oberlin, Mr. Hastings graduated from [OHS in 1934 and from] Miami University in 1938 with a bachelor of science degree.
He was one of the first draft contingents from Oberlin for World War II and served as staff sergeant in the medical detachment of Company H, 148 Infantry 37th Division for four years. His division saw considerable action throughout the Pacific area in General Douglas MacArthur’s campaign.
In 1945, Mr. Hastings and Walter Gorske operated the Oberlin Bait Canteen.
Mr. Hastings was past master of Oberlin Lodge No. 380 F&AM; past high priest of Oberlin Chapter 219 R.A.M.; past master of Elyria Council 86 of Royal and Select Masons; past commander of Elyria Commandery No. 60 K.T.K.Y.C.H.; secretary of Oberlin Lodge 380 and Oberlin Chapter 219 for 25 years.
Survivors include his sons, John of Oberlin and James, Jr. of Palmyra, New York; and a sister, Rhoda H. Edwards of Manlius, New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in 1985.
Services will be held today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Long officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 24, 1995, p. 2.

Paul G. Hastings, A Sacramento State Professor, He Wrote Textbooks, Jogged, Played Music In His Free Time
By Steve Gibson
Paul G. Hastings was a man who played tennis, jogged, played the French horn and wrote textbooks when he wasn't teaching classes at California State University, Sacramento.
"He was extremely active," said his daughter, Margery Winter of Sacramento. "Until he became ill, he jogged every day."
Mr. Hastings, a business professor at Sacramento State for more than three decades, died Saturday of prostate cancer. He was 81.
In later years, he took up golf and scored a hole in one at the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course on his 80th birthday.
Mr. Hastings, a native of Upland, Ind., authored more than a dozen workbooks and textbooks, including the widely used "Fundamentals of Business Enterprise and Personal Finance."
Both his parents were missionaries and he spent much of his youth in India. He [graduated from OHS in 1931 and] had a dual major of music and business while at Oberlin College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1937. He earned a master's degree in business administration from Wharton School in 1939 and worked briefly at the DuPont Corp. before getting a doctorate in economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces, and after the war he taught for several years at Texas Christian University at Fort Worth.
As a youth, he was an accomplished tennis player who won amateur championships and a musician who played in bands, his daughter said.
"He was always a patient father and understood women," his daughter said. "He was a mentor and confidant to many students and friends . . . and had a great sense of humor. He didn't talk a lot, but when he said something you really listened."
In addition to his daughter, Mr. Hastings is survived by a son, David Hastings of Sacramento, and his former wife, Elsa Belford Hastings.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sierra View Funeral Chapel, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any remembrances be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, August 24, 1995, p. B5.

Obituaries – Paul Guiler Hastings

Dr. Paul G. Hastings, [OHS ’31,] WG'39, Gr'50, Sacramento, Calif., a former professor of business at California State University, Sacramento; [died] August 19, 1995. He wrote a number of textbooks. An avid athlete, he scored a hole-in-one on his 80th birthday in 1994.
The Pennsylvania Gazette, University of Pennsylvania, March 1998, http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0398/0398obits.html


Ellen Birdseye Hatch

Mrs. Ellen Birdseye Hatch, [an 1897 graduate of OHS and] for 25 years director of recreation on the Oberlin [College] faculty, died July 2, 1947, in Pittsburgh, following an illness of more than a year’s duration. She was 67 and had been retired since 1945.
Mrs. Hatch received her [bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in 1902 and her] master’s degree from Oberlin in 1903, after which she taught in Cleveland public schools and in Valley City, North Dakota. In 1909 she returned to an instructorship on the Oberlin faculty in the women’s physical education department and received a degree from the Sargent School of Physical Education four years later. Appointed director of recreation in 1920, she was one of the pioneers in this field, since the all-college recreation program at Oberlin was one of the first of its kind in the country. She became an assistant professor in 1922, directing recreation and teaching physical education coordinately. For a year in 1930-31 she acted as dean of college women.
Fred M. Hatch, who became her husband in 1905, was her classmate and a prominent athlete in college. He died in 1932. Beside her son, George, ’28, Mrs. Hatch is survived by a sister, Miss Bessie Birdseye, of Oberlin, and a brother, Sidney Birdseye, of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Photograph: Mrs. Ellen B. Hatch…pioneer in directing all-college recreation, she devoted nearly her entire career to Oberlin.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, August 1947, p. 25.

George Birdseye Hatch
George Birdseye Hatch died Sept. 6, 1972, in Allison Park, Pa., of cancer. He was born Sept. 28, 1906, in Valley City, N.D., and his parents were the late Fred M. and Ellen Birdseye Hatch, both ’02. His mother was a faculty member at Oberlin from 1909 until her retirement in 1945. [He graduated from OHS in 1924 and from Oberlin College in 1928.]
Mr. Hatch majored in chemistry and was a member of the varsity football squad. He received his A.M. in chemistry from Oberlin in 1929 and the Ph.D. from Michigan in 1934. Since 1936 he had been on the research staff for Calgon Inc., studying the inhibition of corrosion and scale in water systems. Prior to that he worked with the Mechanical Rubber Co. of Ohio and the Western Cartridge Co.
He leaves his wife (Virginia Bentzel, ’35) whom he married in 1938 and four children.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May/June 1973, pp. 44-45.

Grace C. Hatter
Grace C. Hatter, 85, formerly of Oberlin [and a 1933 graduate of OHS], died Feb. 10, 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital, Flushing, New York.
Born on Nov. 21, 1913, to George and Mary A. Hatter, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother Franklin C. Hatter and sister Eleanor Hayes. Survivors include her sister Bernice Webber of Hollywood, Calif., nephew Harry Webber of Hollywood, Calif.; nieces Mary Ellen Steele of Cleveland, Jimmie Carol David of Chicago and numerous cousins.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Coleman of Rust United Methodist Church officiating. Cowling Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 9, 1999, p. 2.

Janet Joyce Haynes, 66
Wellington -- Janet Joyce Haynes (nee Hurst), 66, of Wellington, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in the emergency room at Oberlin Medical Center.
She was born April 14, 1934, in Wakeman, and lived most of her life in Wellington.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1952.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, reading, crafts and crocheting.
Survivors include her sons Rick Haynes of Wellington and Randy Haynes of Gillette, Wyo.; daughters Judy Tomlinson and Jeanne Sipes, both of Wellington, and Joni Pickworth of Pittsfield; brothers Larry Hurst, Russell Hurst and Edwin Hurst, all of Wellington, John Hurst of South Amherst and Jim Hurst of North Ridgeville; sisters Loretta Bartter of Marion and Arlene Pycraft of Wellington; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond W. Haynes; and parents, Elton and Thelma (nee Smith) Hurst.
Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at Cowling-Truman Funeral Home, 218 Herrick Ave., East, Wellington, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Leon Simpson of Firelands Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington/
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, December 11, 2000

Elder Karl L. Haynes
Montgomery, Ala. -- Elder Karl L. Haynes, 44, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Oberlin, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Montgomery.
He was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1980.
He served in the U.S. Army with the rank of staff sergeant from 1980 to 1988 at Fort Rucker in Alabama and later in Japan.
He was a member of Rice Temple Apostolic Church and a founder of New Life Church of God, both in Montgomery; and an associate pastor of Ephod Church there. He enjoyed travel and was a car collector.
Survivors include his brothers Robert Haynes of Alabama, Nathaniel Haynes of Oberlin, Conroy Haynes of Yankton, S.D., Harvey and Joseph Haynes of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters Sarah Walker, Christine Payne and Tracie Haynes, all of Oberlin; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nancy Haynes; paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Nancy Haynes; and maternal grandparents, Joe and Mary President.
Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust St., Oberlin. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Elyria.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, March 17, 2005.

Eugene V. Headline
Eugene V. Headline of La Grange, beloved husband of Clarissa G.; father of William W.; grandfather of Erica Jean. Resting at Merker Funeral home, 518 Hillgrove avenue, corner of Franklin, Western Springs. Visitation Sunday, 7-9 p.m. Memorial services Monday, 10 a.m., at the Community Church of La Grange Highlands, 1901 W. 58th place. Interment Cleveland, O. CHestnut 6-1500.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., January 08, 1961.

Boyhood Oberlin Resident, Eugene V. Headline, Dies

Eugene V. Headline, 60, who lived in Oberlin in his boyhood and youth [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1918], died Saturday in LaGrange, Ill.
Mr. Headline is the son of the late Herbert and Ida Headline. He is survived by his wife, Clarissa G.; one son, William W., in California; and one granddaughter.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 12, 1961, p. 3A.

E. Lucille Davidson Hecock
E[thel] Lucille Davidson Hecock, 94, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at The Community at Parkvue in Sandusky, her home for the past 11 years.
She and her husband Louis were long-time residents of Fort Myers, Fla., having moved there from Oberlin in the eighties. Lucille was born at home in Kipton, Jan. 23, 1918, and was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1935] and Oberlin School of Commerce in 1936. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Oberlin Inn for many years, after which she and Louis traveled worldwide until his death in 1996. Lucille enjoyed crafts, and square dancing, and was an avid reader.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Hecock in 1996; daughter, Penny Hecock Winn [OHS ‘66]; parents Robert and Maude Davidson; brother Robert “Butch” Davidson; and sister Muriel Davidson Oliphant [OHS ‘34].
Lucille is survived by her brother, Calvin Davidson of Oberlin and two sisters, Helen Davidson Johnson of Oberlin and Mynne Davidson Coven of Conway, Ark. Her daughters mourn her passing; Christine Yochem [OHS ‘60] and Sally Henning [OHS ‘61] of Huron, and Holly (William) Eastin [OHS ‘62] of Granite Falls, N.C. She is also survived by five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place at her request and burial will be at Camden Township Cemetery at a later date with the family attending. The Groff Funeral Home and Crematory in Sandusky is handling the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to The Sandusky Library, 114 W. Admas St., Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Condolences may be made online at www.grofffuneralhome.com.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 17, 2012, p. 6A.

George H. Hecock, ex-Elyria councilman
George H. Hecock, 95, of Elyria, an Elyria councilman in the 1950s, died Friday at Elyria United Methodist Village.
Born in Wheaton, Ill., he lived in Florida during the winters and Elyria during the summers for many years. An Oberlin High School graduate [class of 1930], he worked for General Motors in Elyria before retiring in 1969.
Mr. Hecock was Elyria’s 4th Ward councilman in the early 1950s. He belonged to King Solomon Masonic Lodge 56, the El Rey Grotto Band and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland. He enjoyed music, traveling and fishing.
Survivors include a daughter, Jean Sheldon of Elyria; a son, William of Elyria; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy (nee Schultz); his second wife, Lena (nee Shick); his third wife, Maude (nee Sanner); and a brother, Harry M. Friends may call 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. today at Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 Second St., Elyria. The Rev. Beth McKee and members of Elyria Masonic Lodge 787 Free and Accepted Masons will conduct services. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, January 10, 2004.

M. Harry Hecock
M. [Marion] Harry Hecock, 81, of New London died Thursday at Firelands Nursing Center [in New London].
Born in Michigan City, Ind., he had resided in the Pittsfield, Oberlin and Elyria areas most of his life before moving to the New London area 12 years ago.  [He was a 1929 graduate of OHS.]
Mr. Hecock retired in 1978 as factory foreman at Empire Spring Company, Elyria.
He was an Eaton Township Boy Scout leader, a member of Elyria King Solomon Lodge 56 F. & A.M., and a former member of New London Grange. He had attended New London Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Mr. Hecock enjoyed farming and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Elenore (nee Copas) to whom he was married 50 years; a daughter, Marian Wellert of West Salem; a son, Richard of New London; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, George of Lakeland, Fla.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Keith McKenzie, pastor of New London Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Huron County Unit, New London 44851 or the church, 4625 S.R. 162 W., New London,
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, May 24, 1991, p. C-2.

Richard E. Helke
Richard E. Helke, 74, of Wadsworth, formerly of Oberlin, an Army veteran, teacher and coach, died Saturday at Akron City Hospital.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1947 graduate of OHS], he had been a resident of Wadsworth for the past 30 years.
He served in the Army during the Korean War and taught sixth grade in Wadsworth City Schools for 16 years before retiring in 1989. He also taught in Sandusky and Oberlin.
He coached junior high football and girl’s track.
Mr. Helke was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed traveling and sports.
Survivors include his sons Eric of Virginia Beach, Va., and David of Gulfport, Fla.; a daughter, Cindy Stecker of Akron; four grandchildren; a brother, Albert Jr. of Oberlin; and his friend and companion, JoAnn Cowie of Wadsworth.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; and a sister, Millie Allen.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday.
The Rev. Ann Paynter will officiate.
Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Memorials may be made in care of the funeral home to Haven of Rest or Christian Appalachian Project.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, February 17, 2003.

James Hellmuth killed as car rams bicyclists
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in First Methodist Church for James M. Hellmuth, 18, fatally injured Sunday at 5:20 p.m. when he was riding his bicycle along a street in midtown Philadelphia.
He died a Hahneman Hospital there of brain injuries seven hours after the accident.
Returning from hike
Young Hellmuth, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hellmuth Jr. of 144 Shipherd, was returning from a 30-mile bicycle hike with three companions. The other three sustained only minor injuries.
The four were riding single file on the right side of the road when a car headed in the opposite direction swerved across the street and crashed head-on into the bike riders.
Driver charged
The driver, James R. Scott, 45, of 1205 N. 25th St., Philadelphia, is held without bond on charges of homicide by automobile, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while his license was under revocation.
He was bound over to the grand jury after arraignment in Magistrate’s Court Monday.
Scott, according to Philadelphia police, fled on foot from the scene of the accident, leaving a woman companion alone in the car. She gave police Scott’s name and he was apprehended at his home.
Student at Carleton
Jim graduated a year ago from Oberlin High School and had completed his freshman year at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.
He was working in Philadelphia for the summer under a program sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee.
The Hellmuths were informed of the accident at 7 p.m. by American Friends Service.
Flew to Philadelphia
Mrs. Hellmuth flew to Philadelphia and reached the hospital just before midnight. Her son died at 12:30 a.m. Monday.
The Hellmuth boy’s accident came just a year after the July 29 car-motor scooter crash which took the lives of two Oberlin boys, Roger Isackes, 19, and Howard Isackes, 16, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Isackes, 329 Edgemeer.
High-ranking student
Young Hellmuth was a high-ranking student in high school.
He placed in the top two percent in the Merit Scholarship competition which he entered in his junior year. He won honorable mention in the state scholarship finals in English 12 in his senior year and honorable mention in Division II in the senior general state scholarship tests.
His extracurricular activities included three years in Hi-Y, where he acted as service chairman in his senior year and was a delegate to the model legislature; two years on the school news staff; representative to the Student Senate in his senior year; and participation in varsity basketball for two years.
Three other children
The Hellmuths have three other children: Suzanne, 15; Billy, 11; and Peter, 8.
Rev. Hugo J. Hollerorth, former minister of religious education at First Church, now on the faculty at St. Lawrence University, will conduct the memorial service.
Memorial fund contributions may be sent to Donald Gove, 136 Shipherd.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 2, 1962, pp. 1A & 5A.
Charge Murder in Death of Oberlin Youth [James Hellmuth]
Philadelphia (AP)—James Scott, 45, of Philadelphia has been charged with homicide by automobile in the death of James Hellmuth, 18, of Oberlin, Ohio, son of the dean of Oberlin College.
Hellmuth[, a 1961 graduate of OHS,] died Sunday night, five hours after being struck while cycling with a group of students. Two others were injured. Police said the auto ran into the cyclists who were traveling in single file during a rainstorm.
The Oberlin youth was attending a project, “Interns in Industry,” here, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hellmuth Jr.
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio, Tuesday, July 31, 1962, p. 1.

Mrs. William Hemphill [Esther Kruger Hemphill]

Mrs. Esther Millie Hemphill [nee Kruger], 56, of 111 Prospect St., Wellington, died in the Wellington Community Hospital last night. She had been in failing health.
A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Hemphill was born in Pittsfield Township, Aug. 31, 1918[, and was a 1936 graduate of OHS].
She was a member of the Amvets Auxiliary of Wellington.
Surviving are her husband, William: two sons, William and Christopher, both of Wellington; three daughters, Mrs. Janice Fox, Oberlin, and Mrs. Edward (Ardith) Snyder, Elyria, and Mary Ellen, at home; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Langdon, Pittsfield. A son, David, died in 1966.
Friends will be received in the Cowling-Truman Funeral Home, Wellington, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Amvets Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service there tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Dwight Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, May 10, 1975, p. 14.

Death Comes Wednesday [Edith Henderson]
Miss Edith Henderson Passes Away—Private Services Saturday
Miss Edith Henderson died Wednesday morning after several weeks sickness. She had been in poor health for some time past. Private funeral services will be held from the home, 42 East Lorain street, Saturday morning.
Miss Henderson was a graduate of Oberlin high school [class of 1893] and the Kindergarten-Primary Training School. For several years she taught in New York and one year in the south. For the last number of years she has been secretary for Mrs. Lydia Lord Davis of West College street. She was obliged to give up her work in August.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 10, 1931, p. 1.

'Gloomy Gus' Henderson, Ex-Coach, Is Dead at 76
Palm Springs, Cal, Dec. 17 (UPI)--Elmer C. [Gloomy Gus] Henderson, the football coach credited with developing the University of Southern California into a major power in the 1920s, died last night. He was 76.
Death came in California Convalescent hospital from complications of pneumonia.
Henderson, a native of [Oberlin, Ohio, a 1908 graduate of OHS], and a graduate of Oberlin college, coached at U. S. C. from 1919 to 1924. His teams won 42 games and lost only 7. He brought the first Trojan team to the Rose bowl and defeated Penn State in the 1923 New Year's day game.
Coached Detroit Lions
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, a resident of nearby Palm Desert; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Centralia,
Wash; and a brother, Herbert Henderson of Evansville, Ind.
After leaving U. S. C., where he was succeeded by Howard Jones, Henderson coached at Tulsa university for 10 years, and later coached the professional Detroit Lions for one season.
Fired, Fires Back
As the Lions' representative at the National league draft meeting in Milwaukee at the end of the 1939 season, Henderson was under emphatic orders from Owner George A. Richards to draft Bulldog Turner on the first round.
When the Bears, drafting ahead of the Lions', took the big All-American center from Hardin-Simmons, Richards fired Henderson. Henderson then revealed Richards had been courting the collegian thruout the season, going so far as picking up a bill in excess of $1,000 to fix Turner's teeth. The league promptly fined Richards $5,000 for violating its no-tampering rule. Several weeks later an irate Richards sold the Lions to Fred Mandel of Chicago.
Henderson also coached the pro Los Angeles Bulldogs and completed his career at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, December 18, 1965.

Elmer Henderson, 77, dies; was OHS, USC, pro coach

Elmer Henderson, 77, died Friday in Desert Springs, Calif.
Ashes will be interred later in Westwood Cemetery. There will be no service.
Mr. Henderson, son of J. T. Henderson, who founded the Oberlin Business College in 1895, grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1908] and Oberlin College [in 1912].
He began his football coaching career at Oberlin High School while still a college undergraduate.
Later he coached football at the University of Southern California and the University of Tulsa before coaching professional teams, including the Los Angeles Bulldogs and the Detroit Lions.
He was owner and director of the Catalina Island Boys Camp.
Mr. Henderson is survived by his wife, Kathryn, and a daughter, Helen. William R. Close, 280 Oak, is a nephew.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 23, 1965, p. 3C.
Elmer Clinton Henderson, 76, died on December 16, 1965, in Palm Springs, California, from complications of pneumonia. He was a noted football coach. He built the University of Southern California and the Tulsa University football elevens from mediocrity to national fame “to make his name a legend,” according to the Los Angeles Times. He also coached the Detroit Lions, and the Los Angeles Bulldogs, and the Occidental College team before retiring in 1941.
Mr. Henderson was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on March 10, 1889. While still in college, where he earned letters in five sports, he coached the Oberlin High School football team. He did work in athletics at a military school and a high school, 1913-1919, going to Southern California in 1919. In 1923 he and Willis Hunter, ’15, started the Catalina Island Boys Camp, which came to be known as one of the best camps in the West. In 1961 the Helms Athletic Foundation elected Henderson to its College Football Hall of Fame.
Mr. Henderson is survived by his wife, the former Kathryn W. Wilson, whom he married in 1938; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Centralia, Washington; and a brother, Herbert of Evansville, Indiana.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1966, p. 38.

Harold Henderson Dies After Heart Ailment
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in the Church of Good Hope, St. Paul, Minn., for Harold Henderson, a former resident of Oberlin [and 1909 graduate of Oberlin High School], who died there Wednesday morning following a heart ailment.
His wife, the late Hazel Clark Henderson, died Dec. 21. There were three children in their family.
Henderson, popular athlete and star, graduated from Oberlin College in 1914. He was the son of the late J. T. Henderson, former president of the Oberlin Business College, who with his wife and family lived at 271 W. College.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 9, 1958, p. 3A.
Harold Lawrence "Brock" Henderson
Harold L. Henderson, research director of the Minnesota Taxpayers Association, died on January 9, 1958, from heart trouble at St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. He was 66. His wife, Hazel, died two weeks earlier in a hospital room across the hall from her husband.
Mr. Henderson was born on August 4, 1891, the son of John T. and Ada Lawrence Henderson of Oberlin. As an undergraduate [OC class of 1914] he was known familiarly as “Brock,” a nickname that he carried throughout his life. He was a stellar athlete, earning letters in football, basketball, and baseball for three years and honored by being selected as all-state quarterback.
After leaving Oberlin he graduated from the Public Administration Training Institute of New York, took an A.M. at Columbia University, and did other graduate work at New York University. He became a career man in fact-finding in the public service field, working in Milwaukee, and then as director of the Minnesota Institute of Government Research for twenty-two years before it merged with the Minnesota Taxpayers Association in 1956. An editorial in the Minneapolis Star said, in part: “A brilliant researcher, an encyclopedia of tax information, he was respected nationally for his understanding of public finance.”
He was the author of many reports of the revenue and spending of the State of Minnesota; he was the source of a good deal of factual information used by governors, legislators and other, and had a hand in the Little Hoover Commission Report of a few years back.
Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Hamilton Warren H. Lufkin (Shirley M.) and Mrs. Sarah Jones of St. Paul; a son, Lawrence C. of Fairmont, Minnesota; two brothers Herbert R., x’21 [OHS ‘17], of Evansville, Indiana, and Elmer C., ’12 [OHS ‘08], of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1958, p. 31.

Oberlin Woman Dies in Lorain Hospital [Harriet M. Henderson]
Lorain, Jan. 17.—Miss Hattie Maude Henderson, 45, assistant librarian at Oberlin College, died this morning in St. Joseph’s Hospital following a brief illness. She was admitted to the hospital January 7.
The deceased leaves two sisters, Miss Margaret Henderson and Miss Edith Henderson, both of Oberlin. [She was an 1897 graduate of OHS.]
She was a member of the United Congregational church of Oberlin. Funeral services will be held from her residence, 32 East Lorain street, Oberlin, Tuesday.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, January 17, 1925, p. 2.

Herb Henderson
Herbert Raymond Henderson was born June 21, 1899 in Oberlin, Ohio and died January 14, 1991 in Odon, Indiana. [He graduated from OHS in 1917 and served as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War I.]
He was a professional football player in the early 1920s. He played for one season, in 1921, for the Evansville Crimson Giants of the National Football League. Prior to playing pro football, Henderson played at the college level at Ohio State. There he was a starting halfback on the Buckeyes 1920 Big Ten Championship team. He also participated in the 1921 Rose Bowl Game. He later served as a football coach at Central High School in Evansville, Indiana for 4 years with a record of 26-8-2.
After his coaching career ended, Henderson became an Athletic Business Manager. He stayed in that position for 5 years. He then made his mark as a Football Official in Indiana and was a grader of the Big Ten Conference officials for several years. He was the 86th person inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame on November 30, 1979.
Evansville Crimson Giants
During a 1921 game against the Hammond Pros, Henderson stated that the Hammond players met with him during the game and asked if he could tone down his hits, because the Hammond players still needed to be healthy for work on Monday. Henderson, a high school football coach, refused and stated that he needed to show his players, who were sitting in the stands watching him, “how tackling was done.”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Henderson_(American_football)

Kym Henderson dies after illness
Kym M. Henderson, 20, of Canton, formerly of Oberlin, died Friday in Timken Mercy Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1979.
Survivors include her son, John L., at home; her parents, Mrs. Marie Henderson of 131 Gladys Ct., and Melvin Henderson, Natalbany, Louisiana; sisters, Pamela Henderson, Long Beach, California, Emogene Mitchell, Canton, Dr. Carol Carter, Amherst, Massachusetts; brothers, John J. Henderson, Canton, Sgt. Jeffery Henderson, Fort Ord, California, and Melvin Henderson, Erie, Pennsylvania; grandparents, Mrs. Corarena Clay, Oberlin and Tyree McBeth, Brookhaven, Mississippi.
Services were Tuesday afternoon at the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, with Rev. Laurence Nevels of Christ Temple officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 9, 1980, p. 2.

Lena Wytona Henderson  
Lena Wytona Henderson, 28, of Detroit and formerly of Oberlin, died suddenly in St. Clairs, Mich., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004.
Born in Oberlin, she was a [1994] graduate of Oberlin High school and attended Eastern Michigan State University. She was employed as a cocktail server at the Greektown Casino in Detroit. An accomplished violinist and violist, Ms. Henderson was a lifetime member of the NAACP and was active in a variety of sports.
Survivors include a special friend, Angela Davis of Detroit; her parents, Clinton R. Smith of Slidell, La., and Gayle L. Henderson of Lorain; a step-father, Ricky Pope of Amherst; a grandfather, James Henderson of Oberlin; a grandmother, Mattie Henderson of Oberlin; a step-grandmother, Betty Smith of Elyria; and many aunts and uncles. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl J. and Inez Smith, and great-grandparents, Earl and Indiana Smith.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin. Pastor John Helms will officiate. Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin, is in charge of arrangements. 
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, September 14, 2004.

Sarah (Sally) Conway Hendrix
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Conway, 37 Elmwood Place, was found shot to death in a remote cabin in upstate New York last Sunday evening. Sara Hendrix, 35, a [1960] graduate of Oberlin High School, was pronounced dead at the scene by a coroner's physician. Jeffery Steinberg, 31, of New York City, called the operator for help around 6:30 p.m.
When the police arrived at their cabin near White Creek, N.Y., they found Ms. Hendrix and Steinberg lying on the bed, both shot once in the head. A 22-caliber rifle was found lying on Steinberg's chest. He was pronounced dead at an Albany, N.Y. hospital shortly after 9 that evening. Police theorize that Steinberg shot Ms. Hendrix after a quarrel and then, after calling for help, turned the rifle on himself. New York State Police said that the two had been close for some time. Ms. Hendrix has been divorced from her husband, Richard Hendrix, a graduate of Oberlin College, for several years. Eugene Conway is a former business writer for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Mrs. Conway, an associate professor of piano at OC, said that her step-daughter had not visited Oberlin for nearly a year and they had not communicated since last summer. She said that funeral arrangements are unclear at this time. The Conways have another daughter, Deborah Young, who lives near Cincinnati.
Oberlin News Tribune,
Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 1, 1977, p. 9.

Kevin B. Henke
Kevin B. Henke, 27, son of Herbert and Sabra Henke of 124 Woodhaven, died Oct. 29 at University Hospital in Cleveland of complications relating to cystic fibrosis.
Born July 28, 1954, he was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1972 and attended Beloit College for two years. He then transferred to Oberlin College receiving the AB degree in 1976. Following graduation, he held a student internship at the Jamie C. Lee Art Gallery in Houston. For the past two years he had done occasional freelance photography.
Memorial services were yesterday afternoon at First Church with Rev. John Elder officiating.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cleveland Chapter, 3091 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Hts. 44118.
Oberlin News-Tribune,Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 5, 1981, p. 2.

Prof. W.A. Henry Dies Suddenly
Prof. W.A. Henry passed away Friday evening, April 25th, 1919 from a sudden attack of heart disease. He was apparently as well as ever when last seen before going home but about 10:30 p.m. while Miss Maude Horn was passing his place she heard groaning and stepped to the window and asked the Professor if he was ill and he replied that he was very sick. Help was summoned as quickly as possible but before medical assistance could reach him he had expired.
Wm. A. Henry was born in Virginia, June 16, 1851 and died Friday evening, April 25th, 1919. [He was an 1871 graduate of OHS.] He leaves three sisters to mourn his death. One sister, Miss Isabel Henry of Las Vegas, New Mexico, who arrived Wednesday, will accompany the body to Las Vegas, New Mexico for burial. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock.
The Professor had conducted a studio of music in Enterprise during the past eight years and had a nice business and was well liked. His many friends and his numerous pupils will miss his genial personality.
Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday May 1, 1919.

PFC Willis Henry dies in VA hospital
Private First Class Willis Lee Henry, 21, of Hastings Rd., Oberlin, died yesterday in the Veterans Administration hospital, Cleveland, where he had been a patient since January. Ill one and a half years, he was on medical leave from the Army.
He attended Oberlin High School and enlisted in the Army during his senior year, Jan. 27, 1975. PFC Henry was a track vehicle mechanic and was attached to the First Cavalry Division. Before his illness, he was stationed in Schwabach, Germany.
Born in Elyria, May 9, 1956, he was an area resident all of his life. He attended the Church of Christ, Elyria.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; a son, Shannon Lee, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Henry, Oberlin; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Cuson, Oberlin; the grandfathers, Leonard Kendrick and Hughlen Henry, both of Tennessee.
Friends will be received in the Cowling Funeral home, Oberlin, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Church of Christ with Harold Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the United Church of Christ, East Broad St., Elyria.
Portrait Photograph: PFC Willis L. Henry
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, May 23, 1977, p. B-2.

Raymond H. Herod
Raymond H. Herod, 75, of Oberlin, died Feb. 19 at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Yellow Springs, he lived most of his life in Oberlin [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1937].
Mr. Herod retired 10 years ago after 28 years with Ford Motor Co., Lorain.
He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church and the Brown Dukes Club.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Raymond of Florissant, Mo., and Calvin Dillard of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Yvonne of Hamtramck, Mich.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A grandson, Hyland, preceded him in death in 1985.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Mayle, were Monday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 25, 1992, p. 2.

Miss Nellie Herrick
Died at Huron Street Hospital From Effect of Appendicitis—Had Many Friends Here
The community suffers an irreparable loss in the death of Miss Nellie B. Herrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Herrick of West Lorain street, which occurred last Friday at the Huron street hospital in Cleveland. Miss Herrick died of appendicitis after a short illness.
Nellie Beryl Herrick was born June 9, 1884 at New Oberlin where she lived the first years of her life. Had Miss Herrick lived until Tuesday she would have been twenty-four years old. She was a student in the public schools here during her childhood and later graduated from the high school with the class of ’05. Since then she had been a student in the conservatory.
Miss Herrick was known by her many friends as a girl of sweet disposition and of a fine and noble character. Talented as a musician, she had a large class of pupils in Oberlin and Elyria who mourn her death. As a teacher of music, during the past two years, she won the respect and love of her pupils.
The funeral was held at the home on Sunday afternoon, Dr. Bradshaw her pastor conducting the service.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, June 12, 1908, p. 1.

Robert W. Herrick
Robert W. Herrick, 88, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Littleton, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara Herrick, and his brother, Roger Herrick [OHS ‘37] and sister-in-law, Betty.
Bob was born in Oberlin, Feb. 27, 1924. During WWII he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated from the American Academy School of Horology in Denver in 1951 and then joined his father in the family business, Herrick’s Jewelry Store in Oberlin. After he retired and sold the jewelry store, he and his wife, Jeanne, moved to Littleton, Colo., in 2003.
He is survived by his wife Jeanne, sister Betty (James) Dulmage [OHS ‘40], step-daughter Patricia Robertson [OHS ‘62], step-grandchildren Matthew and Jeffrey, three step-grandchildren and three nephews and their families. Condolences can be sent to Jeanne Herrick, 6155 S. Ammons Way, Apt. 315, Littleton, Colo., 80123.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 30, 2012, p. 6A.

Roger C. Herrick
Roger C. Herrick, 78, of Amherst, former Oberlin resident, died Jan. 28 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Amherst after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1937 graduate of OHS], he lived in Florida before moving to Amherst 43 years ago.
Before retiring in 1983, he and his brother Robert co-owned and operated Herrick’s Jewelers. Their father, Charles, had started the business in the 1920s.
Mr. Herrick served in the Navy as a yeoman second class during World War II from 1942-45. He received a Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, the “Vincentians” and the Knights of Columbus Council 4891.
He enjoyed travel and sports.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty (nee James); a son, James R. Herrick of Amherst; a grandson and a granddaughter; brother, Robert, of Oberlin; and sister, Betty Dalmage of Columbus.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Clara (nee Rogers).
Services were Jan. 30 in the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, followed by Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. James Schmitz, associate pastor, as celebrant.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 4, 1997, p. 3.

Marion M. Hess
Marion M. Hess, 78, of Avon Lake, former Oberlin resident, died Sunday afternoon at Fairview Park Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Oberlin, she divided her time for many years between Avon Lake and Pompano Beach, Florida.
She is survived by two nephews, Roger Herrick of Amherst and Robert Herrick of Oberlin; and a niece, Betty Dulmage of Columbus.
Graveside services were Tuesday morning at Westwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Beynon officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the American Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 6, 1981, p. 2.
Marion Herrick Hess died Aug. 2, 1981, at Fairview Park (Ohio) Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Oberlin Sept. 20, 1902, [graduated from OHS in 1920, was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1924,] and worked in Cleveland for two years at the Humane Society. In 1926 she married Clayton F. ’23, who died in 1959. Mrs. Hess was the sister of the late Charles E. Herrick who owned and operated Herrick Jewelry in Oberlin. She leaves his sons, Roger and Robert, who no co-own the store, and his daughter, Mrs. Betty Dulmage of Columbus, Ohio.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Autumn 1981, p. 91.

Authorities identify victim of fatal fire [Michael Anthony Hess]
Authorities have identified the victim of Friday’s fatal fire at Riverview Mobile Home Park in Wakeman.
Michael Hess, 44, died after the trailer at the Riverview Mobile Home Park, 5571 U.S. 20, lot 91, caught fire early Friday morning, Coroner Jeffrey Harwood said today. [He graduated from OHS in 1977.]
Hess is divorced and has some family members in the area, Harwood said.
The cause of death remains under investigation, pending the state Fire Marshall’s report. Harwood said authorities have not determined whether Hess died before the fire or as a result of it.
Sheriff’s Detective Dane Howard said this morning that the fire was “suspicious in nature.”
The trailer was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at 5:45 a.m., Wakeman Fire Chief John Eschen said.
Norwalk Reflector, Monday, July 21, 2003, p. 1.
[No obituary was published in the Norwalk Reflerctor.]

Rachel Metcalf Hess
Mrs. Walter N. Hess (Rachel V. Metcalf) died March 2[, 1968,] at the age of 72 in Spartanburg, S.C. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, [and a 1913 graduate of OHS,] Mrs. Hess was a graduate assistant in zoology at Oberlin for a years after her graduation in 1918. She taught at Mt. Holyoke for four years and then received a master’s degree from Columbia in 1924. That same year in Oberlin she was married to Walter Hess, ’13, who is now emeritus professor of biology of Hamilton College. Mrs. Hess wrote poetry under the pen name of Rachel Graham. Many of her poems were published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and received a number of prizes. She was also the author of a book, “Headlands.” She was active in community affairs and received a citation from Governor Thomas Dewey of New York for her work with the War Council during World War II. Mrs. Hess leaves her husband, a visiting professor of biology at Converse College; and two sons, Wilmot, ’49, and Carroll, ’52.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1968, p. 39.

Mrs. Rossleene Arnold Hetler Dies in Missoula, Montana
Mrs. Rossleene Arnold Hetler, 55, former Oberlin resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at her home in Missoula, Mont., after an illness of two months.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Arnold of Oberlin, Mrs. Hetler was born in Cleveland March 9, 1895, and moved with the family to Oberlin in 1905. She was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1912, from] Oberlin College in 1916 and received her master’s degree from the University of Illinois the following year.
Mrs. Hetler taught at Goucher College, Maryland, for several years before receiving her Ph.D. degree in physiological chemistry from Yale University. After her marriage to Donald M. Hetler, both she and her husband taught at Washington University, St. Louis. About 10 years ago Mr. Hetler was made head of the chemistry department at the University of Montana and the family moved to Missoula.
Mrs. Hetler was active in research work and was the author of a number of articles dealing with the physiological chemistry field which were published in various periodicals. At the time of her death she was at work on a book.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hetler is survived by one daughter, Kathryn, a sophomore at the University of Montana; one sister, Mrs. C. R. Winfield, Oberlin; and one brother, Herbert B. Arnold, Birmingham, Mich.
Burial was made in Missoula.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 9, 1950, p. 1.

David Henry Heydenburk
David H. Heydenburk died Dec. 26, 1982, in the Carlisle (Pa.) Hospital, after a brief illness. He had been a resident of The Alliance Home in Carlisle since 1972. Born July 5, 1904, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Frank H. ’97 BD, Mr. Heydenburk [graduated from OHS in 1923 and from Oberlin College in 1924 and] spent a lifetime using his musical talent in a variety of areas. As a teacher he concentrated on organ and piano and often found himself teaching theory as well as directing musical groups. He taught at Wheaton College, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (where he directed the BIOLA trumpeteers), Knoxville College, Houghton College, Bryan U., King’s College, the Ft. Wayne Bible College and the Detroit Conservatory of Music.
Often in conjunction with his teaching and sometimes as a separate vocation, he worked in various missions in New York, Michigan and California. From 1967 to 1972 he was on the staff of the McAuley Water St. Mission in New York City. The first mission of its kind in the U.S., it offered various services to city residents—meals, lodging, medical care, psychiatric case work, spiritual programs and gospel meetings. Mr. Heydenburk would conduct Bible classes and play organ and piano there.
He was also an organist at the Glendale (Calif.) Presbyterian Church, the Roger Williams Baptist Church, University Lutheran Church in Indiana, the Ward Memorial Presbyterian Church in Detroit and the Gospel Tabernacle Church and Bowery Mission in New York.
Mr. Heydenburk studied composition at the American Conservatory in Chicago, did graduate study at Oberlin 1946-47 and received the MM in 1955 from Indiana U. He wrote numerous works and had two anthems published.
He was a member of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, the American Council of Christian Churches, the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Assn., the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the National Assn. of Christian Schools.
His brother, Clement ’28, is deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1983, p 56.

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