Leonard Wesley Menzi
Leonard W. Menzi died
Mr. Menzi was a science teacher and principal at
He was vice chairman of the
He leaves his wife, daughter Betty ’38, sons George and Donald ’60, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gertrude.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Margaret Wilder Menzi
Margaret Wilder Menzi died July 9, 1987, in Harbor Springs, Mich. She was born Aug. 19, 1898, in Tungchow, China, the daughter of Oberlin missionaries. [She graduated from OHS in 1917 and from Oberlin College in 1921.] From 1950 to 1960 she was director of the Eastern Michigan U. Student Religious Assoc. Her husband, Leonard Wesley Menzi ’22, preceded her in death in 1974 . Survivors include daughter Elizabeth ’48; two sons, including Donald ’60; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ursula Daniels ’23.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1988, pp. 48-49.
Mary A. Meo
Elyria -- Mary A. Meo (nee Schandorsky), 92, of Elyria, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, following a brief illness.
She was born in Lorain and lived in Avon and Oberlin before moving to Elyria.
She graduated from [OHS in 1930 and from] Oberlin College, where she played basketball.
Mrs. Meo was employed in the Lorain County Treasurer's Office under J. Grant Keys.
She enjoyed golfing, reading and cooking and was an avid Cleveland sports fan.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Joseph A.; daughters Laura Watson of Kansas City and Mary Jo Meo of Elyria; son, Eugene J. Meo of Hinckley; brother, Henry Schandorsky of Coral Gables, Fla.; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Mary Schandorsky; a son, Joseph; sister, Elizabeth Schandorsky; and brothers Peter and Joseph Schandorsky.
Friends may call Tuesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road, Elyria. Prayers there at 10:30 a.m. will be followed at 11 a.m. by Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Gary Malin, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, February 10, 2003.
Leota Mae Merle
Amherst -- Leota Mae Merle, 90, of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 19, 1914, in Brighton Township and lived all her life in the Oberlin area[, graduating from OHS in 1932].
She was employed for the Northern Ohio Telephone Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1973.
She enjoyed bowling and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Sue A. Schnarr of River Bend, N.C., and Patricia L. Schnarr of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Ivan Grundy of Amherst; and four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Conrad Merle; parents, Ray and Eleanor (nee Stanifield) Grundy; and sister, Leila Ermina Rathwell.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin, where services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, October 24, 2004.
Donald E. Metcalf, son of Mrs. Edward Beranek of 36 S. Pleasant, died Nov. 14 of a heart attack in his home in Port Clinton, N.Y. He was 54 years old. Burial was Monday in Port Clinton.
Born in Oberlin on April 30, 1920, Mr. Metcalf was graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1938], Carleton College and Michigan State University and did special studies in chemistry and geology at Johns Hopkins University. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Marilyn; several aunts, Miss Edith Metcalf, Mrs. Eva Weston and Mrs. George E. Willbond Sr., and several cousins, all of Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 21, 1974, p. 8.
Keyes D. Metcalf
Keyes DeWitt Metcalf, 94, Harvard University librarian emeritus and an internationally known library administration consultant, died Thursday at the Sancta Maria Hospital.
One of the country’s foremost library administrators, he was named librarian emeritus in 1955 when he retired from Harvard to devote more time to teaching, writing and consulting.
In 1937, he was appointed librarian at Harvard College and director of Harvard University Libraries.
Before coming to Harvard, Mr. Metcalf was chief of the reference department at the New York Public Library.
Over the course of his 72-year career, he was awarded 12 honorary degrees. The first of these came in 1939 from his alma mater, Oberlin College in Ohio, from which he graduated in 1911 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
He also held honorary degrees from Yale University, Harvard University, Toronto University, Marquette University, St. Louis University, Grinnell College, Notre Dame University, Bowdoin College, Indiana University and Hamilton College.
Mr. Metcalf was born on April 13, 1889, in Elyria, Ohio, the son of Isaacs Stevens Metcalf and Harriet (Howes) Metcalf. His father was a civil engineer and chief of construction for the Illinois Central Railroad.
After graduating from [Oberlin High School in 1907 and from] Oberlin [College in 1911], Mr. Metcalf served as the school’s acting librarian and as an instructor. He then studied for three years in the New York Public Library, where he became chief of stacks in 1917-18. He became chief reference librarian in 1928 and held that top post until 1937, when he accepted the job at Harvard.
After his retirement in 1955, Mr. Metcalf traveled around the world lecturing and advising governments, universities and institutions on library science.
He was adjunct professor of library services at Rutgers University from 1955 to 1958 before going to Ireland and Japan, in 1960 and 1961, respectively, as a library consultant.
For the next two years, Mr. Metcalf became consultant to the national Capital Development Commission in Canberra, Australia, the nation in which he was a Fulbright lecturer from 1958-59. He was also a member of the National Library of Peru from 1943 to 1950.
His major publication, entitled “Planning Academy and Research Libraries,” was published by McGraw Hill in 1965.
In 1966 he became the Fullbright lecturer at Queens University in Belfast and also that year lectured at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at York, England.
He was a trustee of the Massachusetts State Library and a member and president in 1942-43 of the American Library Assn.
Mr. Metcalf was a member of the American Library Institute of Bibliography; the American Antiquarian Society; the Massachusetts Historical Society; the Bibliography Society of London; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Club of Odd Volumes in Boston and the Century Club of New York City.
He married his first wife, Martha A. Gerrish, a college [and high school] classmate at Oberlin, in 1914. She died in 1938. They had two children, Margaret Small of Bellport, Long Island, N.Y., and William of Falmouth.
He is survived by his second wife, Elinor Gregory of Cambridge, whom he married in 1941.
He also leaves five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was planned at Harvard.
The Belmont Citizen, Belmont, Mass., Thursday, November 10, 1983.
Keyes D. Metcalf died Nov. 3, 1983, in Cambridge, Mass., of heart failure. Recognized as one of the country’s foremost library administrators, he retired in 1955 as Harvard’s librarian emeritus. He was a consultant on library administration and planning for the past 28 years, with special emphasis on architectural design and concentration on personnel, cataloguing, collection building and intra-library cooperation. In less than 30 years he went all over the world and gave more than 500 consultations in such countries as Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. He helped in the planning of over 300 libraries including the Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center in Oberlin.
Since his retirement he devoted much of his time to writing influential books that have been widely used by many library administrators. Planning Academic and Research Libraries was published in 1965 by McGraw Hill. He also wrote A Study of Library Lighting (1970) and Random Recollections of an Anachronism, or Seventy-Five Years of Library Work (1980), which gives a detailed account of his first introduction to library work at Oberlin and illuminates the monumental role he played in the formation of a more efficient system in the Harvard library. He also wrote numerous reports and periodicals and a pamphlet entitled “Personal Reminiscences on the History of the Oberlin College Library System” on the occasion of the dedication of the new library on May 25, 1974.
Mr. Metcalf was born in Elyria, April 13, 1889. By the time he was eight years old both of his parents had died leaving his older sister, Marion (’80 Wellesley), as guardian. His first exposure to library work began in 1905 when he was hired by his brother-in-law, Azariah Root ’84 (College Librarian 1887-1927), to work as a page. After graduating from Oberlin he went to the New York Public Library to pursue a diploma. His education there was interrupted for a year when he returned to Oberlin as executive assistant, replacing his brother-in-law who was on sabbatical leave, and 1916-17 when he became acting librarian and instructor, once again replacing Mr. Root who was visiting faculty member at the New York Library School. In 1917 he was appointed chief of stacks at the New York Public Library and was promoted to chief of reference nine years later.
In 1937 he was chosen librarian at Harvard College and director of the Harvard U. libraries, the country’s oldest and largest university library. It was there that he proposed a new system which in part initiated the development of separate undergraduate libraries in America. Entitled the “Farmington Plan,” it was a cooperative venture used to increase foreign titles in libraries. It suggested that colleges and universities purchase foreign publications together to avoid wasteful duplication. On the Harvard campus he proposed that the Widener Library be kept as a major research center instead of being replaced by a larger building. In his plan were three new libraries: one to hold rare books (Houghton, 1942), the New England Deposit Library which would be used for cooperative storage of little-used books by the Greater Boston libraries and Lamont (1949) which would be used exclusively for undergraduates. His plans were [accepted] and he supervised the building of all the facilities.
In 1961 he became the sole recipient of the New York Public Library’s 50th Anniversary Award in recognition of his “creative contributions to research librarianship.” He also received honorary degrees from Oberlin (’39 Litt.D.), Yale, Harvard, U. Toronto, Marquette, St. Louis U., Grinnell, Notre Dame, Brandeis, Bowdoin, Indiana U. and Hamilton College. In 1981, he was honored at his 70th reunion when he was elected to Oberlin’s alumni membership in Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980 Mr. Metcalf established the Keyes Metcalf Student Assistants program to recognize accomplishments of outstanding seniors working in the library system. Another contribution to Oberlin was his work as class agent and as a member of the Alumni Board.
Mr. Metcalf was former president of the American Library Assn., and was a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, the Massachusetts State Library, Belmont Public Library and Radcliffe. He was on the board of directors of the Harvard U. Press and was a member of the National Library of Peru, the American Library Institute of Bibliography, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Bibliography Society of London, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Antiquarian Society and the Century Club of New York.
He was also professor of bibliography at Harvard 1944-45, a Fulbright lecturer and instructor at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at York, England.
Edwin E. Williams published a pamphlet on the life of Mr. Metcalf entitled “The Metcalf Administration 1937-55 and Keyes D. Metcalf” (Harvard Library Bulletin, 1969).
In addition to all of his academic endeavors, Mr. Metcalf was an outstanding athlete. While a student at Oberlin he played football and ran track. In his sophomore year the football team took the state championship and tied the next year with Ohio State. In track he was voted the best all around athlete in Ohio. During three years of intercollegiate competition he became Oberlin’s highest point achiever, taking one third of all the points won by Oberlin in those three years. He kept up his athletic fitness later as a mountain climber.
The Metcalf-Oberlin family connection claims over 100 relatives attended Oberlin. Sixteen of those family members were on the faculty or staff for periods of from one to 50 years. Of Keyes Metcalf’s fourteen brothers and sisters ten graduated from Oberlin and one attended three years. He leaves his wife, the former Elinor Gregory, whom he married in 1941, son William G. ’40, daughter Margaret Small ’38, five grandchildren, including Margaret Dawson ’72, and ten great-grandchildren. His first wife, the former Martha Gerrish ’11, died in 1938.
Brothers Wilder ’78, John ’85, Harlan ’89, Henry ’91, J. Mayo ’01, Eliab ’03, Isaac ’05 and Thomas ’12 and sisters Anna Root ’84, Grace ’89 and Antoinette ’93, are all deceased.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1984, pp. 68-69.
Mrs. Metcalf Dies Friday At Allen Hospital
Martha Gerrish Metcalf (Mrs. Keyes DeWitt Metcalf) oldest daughter of William Blanchard Gerrish and Julia Gage Gerrish, died Friday morning, August 5, at Allen Hospital following an emergency operation. Burial was in the Westwood cemetery following a very brief service at the grave conducted by Dr. Bohn.
Mrs. Metcalf was born in Oberlin, April 16, 1890. She was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1907 and from Oberlin College in 1911. After graduation she worked in the Associated Charities in Cleveland and in the Oberlin College Library until her marriage in 1914 to Keyes Metcalf.
Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf lived in Oberlin during the year 1916-17 while Mr. Metcalf was Acting Librarian of the college. With that exception they were in New York City and White Plains, N. Y. until 1937 when they moved to Belmont, Mass., so that Mr. Metcalf could take over the Directorship of the Harvard University Library.
Mrs. Metcalf is survived by her husband, her two children, Margaret, who completed her work in Oberlin College this year, and Gerry, a member of the class of 1940, her father, mother and four sisters, Mrs. Harold [Dorothy] Henkes of Berea, Mrs. Willard [Mary] Seiberling of Akron, Mrs. Henry [Evangeline] Kofsky of Oberlin, and Mrs. Charles [Anna] Weislogel of Fairview, Pa.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 9, 1938, p. 1.
Metcalf Funeral [Norman Wright Metcalf]
Funeral services of Norman W. Metcalf who was killed in a gas explosion in Washington, Friday, were held in Washington and his body is being brought to Oberlin this afternoon for burial. [He was a 1916 graduate of OHS.]
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, August 5, 1929, p. 3.
T. Nelson Metcalf
T. Nelson Metcalf, 91, Oberlin College graduate in 1912 and football coach at OC for some 10 years after graduation, died Jan. 17 at his home in Santa Barbara, California.
It was “Nelly” Metcalf who coached the 1921 OC football team which licked Ohio State University, one of the leading teams in the country, by a score of 7-6. It never happened again.
Metcalf was a football star in his college days and was also on the track team.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 28, 1982, p. 2.
T[homas] Nelson Metcalf died Jan. 17, 1982, at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., after a stroke. He was director of athletics and physical education at U. Chicago from 1933 until his retirement in 1956 and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (1929-60). Avery Brundage, international president of the organization, called Metcalf his “right arm.” Mr. Metcalf was also chief administrative officer of the 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960 U.S. Olympic teams.
“Nellie” was born Sept. 21, 1890, in Elyria, the 18th child of Isaac S. Metcalf, a civil engineer who retired at age 33 on the proceeds of land investments along railroads. Four of his first wife’s 12 children died in early life. All but two of his other children went to college and 11 of them went to Oberlin. Keyes Metcalf ’11 [OHS ‘07], retired director of libraries at Harvard, is the sole survivor of that legacy.
T. Nelson graduated from [OHS in 1908 and from] Oberlin [College] with the bachelor’s [in 1912], master’s and physical training degrees. As a student he played tackle and end on Oberlin’s championship football teams in 1911 and 1912. He was captain of the track team in his senior year when he established an Ohio Conference two-mile track record and the same season also won this event in record time in the Western Conference meet, at that time open to all colleges. He also played varsity basketball and was editor of the Hi-O-Hi. The late C.W. Savage ’93, director of athletics 1905-35, said Mr. Metcalf was “the most competent and most brilliant man that the department of physical education at Oberlin ever produced.”
Mr. Metcalf remained in Oberlin 1912-14 as instructor of phys ed and as first assistant varsity track coach, then head coach, succeeding the legendary Glen Gray ’11. In 1914, the track team won second place at the Big Six Conference. In 1915 Mr. Metcalf went to Columbia as associate professor of phys ed and football coach when Columbia decided to revive football after a ten-year lapse. Coach Metcalf’s 1915 team was undefeated.
He returned to Oberlin in 1918 as associate professor of phys ed and acting director of athletics, replacing Prof. Savage who had been called into military service. From 1919 to 1922 the Metcalf-coached teams lost only three games, two of them at the hands of Ohio State and Cornell. His 1921 team defeated Ohio State 7-6.
Mr. Metcalf had a part in persuading the faculty and administration to include the varsity sports operation as a regular part of the department’s budget rather than an independent item to be financed exclusively by gate receipts.
He left Oberlin to go to U. Minnesota as head of phys ed and coach of football and track. After two years he went to Iowa State as head of intramurals and intercollegiate athletics. While there he was president of the Society of Directors of Physical Education of the U.S., secretary-treasurer of the Big Six Conference and chairman of the N.C.A.A. track and field rules committee. He left Iowa to go to Chicago in 1933.
Mr. Metcalf was a member of the College Physical Education Assn., a former N.C.A.A. executive council participant, president of the Central Assn. of the Amateur Athletic Union and a member of the executive and foreign relations committee of that organization. He was technical director of the Pan-American Games at Chicago in 1959 and published numerous articles in athletic, health and physical education periodicals.
He was secretary-treasurer of his Oberlin class from 1912 to 1923 and was a member of the Alumni Board in the 1950’s.
He did additional study at Harvard, N.Y.U. and Columbia and was a commander in WWII, in charge of physical training at 140 Navy schools and bases. In 1915 he married Helen Waller ’12. She died in 1979.
In addition to his brother, Keyes, he leaves son Alan W. ‘’44, daughter Jean Renfro and seven grandchildren. Deceased are brothers, Wilder ’78, John ’85, Harlan ’89, Henry ’91, J. Mayo ’01 and Isaac ’05 and sisters Antoinette ’93, Anna M. ’85 and Grace E. ’89. Other Oberlin relatives include a brother-in-law, seven sisters-in-law, 11 nephews, six nieces, five nieces-in-law and nephews-in-law, three uncles, five great nephews, numerous great nieces and several cousins
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1982, p. 58.
Charles E. Metzler
Charles Edwin Metzler, 76, of Altoona, Fla., former Oberlin resident, died July 24 after a long illness.
Born Jan. 29, 1909, in Lyndon, Kansas, he was educated in Oberlin schools, graduating from Oberlin High School [in 1928]. He married the former Marjorie Hand of Birmingham and they made their home for many years in Avon. He was a certified public accountant with offices in Westlake. After retiring, they moved to Eustis, Fla., in 1968.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles Dean Metzler of Glen Rock, N.J., and Dr. Richard A. Metzler of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two sisters, Wilda M. Fletcher of Winter Park, Fla., and Rachel M. Hannon, former Oberlin High School teacher who recently moved from Wellington to Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 29, 1985, p. 2.
Katherine Kellogg Meyer died
After her husband died in 1956 she became district director of the Two Rivers Council of Girl Scouts and then returned to
Mrs. Meyer was a charter member of the Civic Music Assn., and headed the association’s membership drives for two years. She also belonged to the AAUW and YWCA. In 1981, she worked as a volunteer at the Illinois Veterans’ Home and at the local hospital.
She leaves three children including John K. ’45 and Henry R. ’51, three grandsons, a step-great-grandchild and a brother J. Hall ’12.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Doris P. Meyers
Doris P. Meyers (nee Pratt), 59, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died July 16 at her home after a year-long battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
Born in Oberlin, she was a 1950 graduate of Oberlin High School and attended Oberlin Business College. She was a homemaker who lived in Elyria for 37 years.
Mrs. Meyers was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Oberlin, was a 30-year member of the Black River Trailblazers, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elyria.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert A.; and a daughter Deborah Almon of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Elizabeth (nee Neiding) Pratt; a brother, Harvey K. Pratt; and a sister, Beverly Jean Pratt.
Funeral services were Monday afternoon in the Curtis-Scheuffler-Busch Family Chapel, Elyria, with the Rev. Brian Smith, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Elyria, officiating. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Hospice of St. Joseph Hospital, 205 20th St., Lorain 44052.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 21, 1992, p. 2.
J. Mezurek, 60
GRAFTON -- Carl J. Mezurek, 60, of Grafton, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at his home, following a brief illness.He was born Sept. 30, 1941, in Elyria, and was a lifelong area resident [and member of the OHS Class of 1960 before moving from Oberlin].
He was self employed as a livestock dealer.
He was a member of the Valley City VFW, and enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Carol (nee Hadsell); daughters Kelly Trenchard-Selby of Akron and Lisa Gott of Grafton; sons Stanley J. Mezurek of LaGrange and Kenneth D. Mezurek of Grafton; eight grandchildren; parents, Carl and Doris Mezurek of Grafton; sister Dianne Gott of Oberlin; and brother Kenneth S. Mezurek of Grafton.
Friends may call Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at SR 57, Elyria. The Rev. James Cake, pastor of Belden United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Belden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest General Hospice Services, 18697 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights 44130; or to Belden United Methodist Church, 36130 SR 303, Grafton 44044.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, December 8, 2001.
Mrs. William [Annie Mary] Michell
Oberlin—Mrs. Annie Mary Michell, 44, of 66 North Pleasant St., died yesterday at 8 p.m. in Allen Hospital after an illness of 10 days. She was born on Quarry Rd., Russia Township, [graduated from OHS in 1935,] and had lived in this vicinity all her life.
Mrs. Michell was employed as assistant in the office of Dr. Oscar H. Schettler until two years ago. She attended the Methodist Church, Pittsfield.
Survivors include her husband, William; her father, Walter Bullock, and a brother, Ted Bullock, all of Oberlin.
Friends will be received in the Cowling Funeral Home where services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. William Hogg will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, February 19, 1962, p. 18.
Alan McCord Miller
Alan M. Miller, [OHS ’08, OC ’12,] retired insurance agent, died in December at his home in Naples, Fla., where he and his wife had lived for the past 17 years. He was 78 years old. A native of Chicago, Mr. Miller was a physical education instructor in Minneapolis from 1912 to 1916. In 1914 he married Marjory Leadingham, [OHS ’08,] ’14. He became an agent for the Travelers Insurance Co. in 1918 operating an office in New York City. He continued his business after moving to Florida, retiring in 1962. Mr. Miller leaves his wife; two sons, Richard and Edward, ’37; and three grandchildren.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1968, p. 38.
Adelaide Mary Miller
An amateur artist, she enjoyed travel
Adelaide Mary Miller (nee Hunt), 82, of Westlake died Saturday at her home after a short illness.
She was born in Cleveland and lived in the Wellington area from 1927 until she moved to Westlake in 1995. [She graduated from OHS in 1932.]
She was a bookkeeper at People’s Bank in Oberlin, and was an assistant librarian at Herrick Memorial Library in Wellington.
Mrs. Miller belonged to First Congregational UCC Church in Wellington for many years.
She enjoyed cats and traveling throughout North America, and was an amateur artist. She also collected Devonian fossils.
Survivors include her husband Ralph; sons Steven of Birmingham, Mich., and Lloyd of Wanatah, Ind.; a daughter, Rosalie of Gainesville, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Kuhl of Elyria.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. June 22, at First Congregational Church in Wellington 140 S. Main St.
Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, June 6, 1996, p. C2.
Mrs. Herman S. [Cleo] Miller
Vermilion—Mrs. Cleo A. Miller, 49, of 328 East Ohio St., died yesterday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain, after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Miller was born June 7, 1915, [graduated from OHS in 1933,] and had lived in Vermilion 33 years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ (Reformed), Madeliene Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors are her husband, Herman S. Miller; a daughter, Mrs. Monte Hildum, Pensacola, Fla.; two grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tucker, Oberlin, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Bailey, Oberlin.
Friends will be received after 8 p.m. today at the Edward M. Fisher Funeral Home. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Norman S. Greenawalt will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, July 7, 1964, p. 16.
Coleman — Harold Miller, 81, of Coleman and formerly of Abilene, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at an Abilene hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Memorial Park, in Abilene, with the Rev. David Jenkins officiating, directed by Stevens Funeral Home of Coleman.
Mr. Miller was born in Wooster, Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1936]. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-1947 in Europe, where he received two Distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air Medals, a Purple Heart and a Certificate of Valor, Air Force Commendation. He married Marie Burton in 1961. She died in 1992. He moved to Santa Anna in 1998, and Coleman in January. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 1984. He was a member of Brookhollow Christian Church in Abilene.
Survivors include one son, Ken Miller of Coleman; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the donor’s favorite charity.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday, July 13, 2000.
Marjory Elwyn (Leadingham) Miller
Marjory Leadingham Miller died
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Oberlin Resident, Ralph Miller, Dies March 23
Ralph Miller, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Miller, who formerly lived at 76 E. College, died March 23 in Walter Reed Hospital, where he had been confined for several years suffering with tuberculosis.
A  graduate of Oberlin High School, Miller attended West Point and left Oberlin at the time of World War I.
He is survived by his wife, Norah. His sister, Ruth Miller Mark, died last year in Wisconsin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 7, 1960, p. 3A.
Terry R. Miller
Terry R. Miller, age 50. Wonderful husband, of 21 years, to Christine "Tina" (nee Vertal); greatest dad of Jeff and Tim; dearest son of Frances Miller and Tenna Miller (Sharon); dear brother of Sue Potts (Tom) [OHS ‘79] and Tammy Kullman [OHS ‘82]; son-in-law of the late Patricia and Lawrence Vertal; brother-in-law of Laurie Roch (Paul) and Larry Vertal (Lori); uncle of Brian, Jamie, Danielle, Nicole, Kristen, Andrew and Adrianna; dedicated coach of baseball and basketball; loyal friend of many. [He graduated from OHS in 1978.] In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Terry R. Miller Memorial Fund in care of Charter One Bank. Mass of Christian Burial St. Francis DeSales Church, Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m.; Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Rd. (at Snow Rd.), Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 P.M.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, April 15, 2010.
Dorothy L. Mills
Dorothy L. Mills, 85, sister of Virginia Black of Oberlin, died March 28 at the Pythian Home in Medina, where she had lived for the past three years.
Born in Pittsfield, she had lived in Wellington for several years. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1930.
She was a member of the Pittsfield United Church of Christ and also belonged to the Pansy Chapter 34 Order of Eastern Star, Oberlin.
She was a member of the Candlewick Club of Wellington, Great Lakes Chapter of Clan Gregory Society, Clan Gregory Society of Scotland, Clan Davidson Society, Lorain County British Society and was a life member of Clan Hanna Society in Scotland and the U.S.
She also belonged to the American Legion Post 205 Auxiliary of Harlingen, Texas, Elyria Aerie Auxiliary 431 F.O.E., and the Lorain County Salon 334 of the 8&40.
Other survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1968; a son, George D.; her parents, James and Anna Davidson; a sister, Ruth Davidson; and a brother, Dwight Davidson.
Services were Monday morning in the Norton Funeral Home, Wellington, with the Rev. Richard Thewlis officiating.
Burial was in the East Pittsfield Cemetery.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 2, 1996, p. 2
Kathryn A. ‘Kay’ Mims
Kathryn A. “Kay” Mims, 61, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died Dec. 8 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria after a short illness.
Born in LaGrange, she grew up in Oberlin and was a 1952 graduate of Oberlin High School, where she was a majorette.
She moved from Oberlin to Elyria in 1974.
Mrs. Mims was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elyria and served in the church’s Altar Guild and as a greeter.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking and flowers.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Kenneth E.; daughters, Marcia Dougherty of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Susan Mims of Elyria; sons, Stephen of Oberlin and Douglas of Elyria; four grandchildren; her father, Merle Hanmer of Oberlin; three brothers, Clinton Hanmer of Fort Myers, Fla., David Hanmer of Wellington and Robert Hanmer of Oberlin; and three sisters, Naomi McGrann of Richmond, Va., Linda Pleasnick of Amherst and Nadine Gott of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie; and a brother, Richard Hanmer.
Services will be a 2 p.m. today in the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, with the Rev. Dennis F. Fredriksen, pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ officiating.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 12, 1995, p. 2.
Roberta A. Minnich
Elyria -- Roberta A. Minnich (nee Barclay), 65, of Elyria, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain.
She was born Feb. 29, 1940, in Elyria, and was a lifelong resident of the city. [She attended OHS until about 1956 as a member of the OHS class of 1958.]
Mrs. Minnich was employed for 23 years at Sears, Midway Mall.
She enjoyed collecting dolls.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Doug L. Minnich; daughters Victoria L. Roth of LaGrange and Beth A. Novotny of Amherst; son, Kyle D. Minnich of Lorain; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Barclay; sister, June Gaffin; and brother, David Barclay.
Memorial service will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Beth McKee will officiate.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, October 26, 2005.
James F. “Jim” Miskovsky, 86, former Oberlin resident, died Tuesday in a Columbus nursing home where he had been a patient for the past six months.
A fixture at Memorial Day celebrations, he was forced to give up his part in the parade years ago because of ill health and advancing age. He had for many years been a member of the Color Guard and always carried the American flag. His army service was in World War I.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Funeral Home, 405 East Towne St., Columbus and burial will be in a Columbus cemetery.
Mr. Miskovsky’s main interests, outside his work, were Christ Church, which he served as treasurer for 30 years, Masonry and American Legion.
He was a past commander of Karl Wilson Locke Post, American Legion.
He maintained his membership in Oberlin Lodge 380 F&AM and was awarded a 60-year pin. He was a past high priest of Oberlin Chapter RAM and was eligible this year for a 60-year pin, not yet awarded, and was a 60-year member of Pansy Chapter 34, OES. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
He was doorman and greeter at the Ohio Senate in Columbus for many years and before that was employed at the Ohio House of Representatives. In his earlier years he was employed at the Lorain County engineer’s office and at one time was a clerk at J.V. Hill’s men’s clothing store, predecessor of Powers & Dawley.
Mr. Miskovsky graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1916 and from] Oberlin College in 1922. His father, Louis, was professor of Slavic languages and literature at OC from 1886 until his retirement in 1923.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 9, 1984, p. 5.
Richard Allen Mitchell
Richard Allen Mitchell, 42, of Mansfield and formerly of Amherst and Oberlin, died Saturday at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Mansfield.
Born in Amherst, he was raised in Oberlin and attended Oberlin High School.
For the last five years, he worked at Tesco Builders in Cleveland.
Survivors include his father, George Mitchell of Chesterton, Ind.; brothers Ray of Mansfield, James of Gary, Ind., and David of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters Sandra Hunker of Elyria, Dolores Reisinger of LaGrange and Debra Mitchell of Irvine, Ky.; his grandmother, Gladys Mitchell of Marango, Ohio; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Mitchell; his mother, Elizabeth (nee Rutter); and a sister, Belinda Stratton.
There will be no visitation or services.
Herlihy-Tinsman-Moleno Funeral Home, 173 Park Ave. west, Mansfield, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made in his name to Herlihy-Tinsman-Moleno Funeral Home, 173 Park Ave. West, Mansfield 44902.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, June 11, 2002.
Remains Of Walter Mitchell Brought Here For
The remains of Walter Mitchell, son of William Mitchell of North Main street, were brought to Oberlin last Saturday for burial. He died in Chicago, after an illness of several months. The deceased was 55 years of age and was single.
Funeral services were held from the home on North Main street Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. W. H. Spence. The remains were buried in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, December 19, 1918, p. 1.
Fred Mitro, 57, of 25 N. Park, died last Thursday in Allen Hospital following a short illness.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Mitro lived in Oberlin most of his life [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1934]. He had been employed at the Oberlin Canteen Co. since 1966, and for 10 years before that was a partner in the operation of Mainland Sohio on S. Main St.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and of the Holy Name Society there.
Surviving are his wife, Rita; five sons, Fred of Texarkana, Ark., Frank of Costa Mesa, Calif., Jon of Mountain View, Calif., and James and Denis, both at home; two daughters, Mrs. Brian (Joanna) Cinco of Mayfield Heights, and Diane, at home; three granddaughters; his mother, Mrs. Mary Mitro, Cleveland; a brother, John of Norwalk; and four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Lawson, 182 Hollywood, and Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, Rt. 10 W, Mrs. Agnes Mason of Brecksville, and Mrs. Laverne Clark of Seven Hills.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Sacred Heart Church by Msgr. Michael Ivanko officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 18, 1973, p. 2.
Funeral services in Norwalk will be held this morning for John W. Mitro, 56, of Norwalk who died Monday in Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital there several hours after he was admitted. He died of a heart disease.
An Oberlin resident most of his life, Mitro graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935. He studied at Oberlin School of Commerce and attended Baldwin-Wallace College.
He began his career with the Ohio Fuel Gas Co. as a serviceman here in 1951. He was later the Bay Village office accounting supervisor for the gas company. He moved to Norwalk 13 years ago and since that time he served as a records analyst for Columbia Gas of Ohio.
During World War II, Mitro served in the Air Force. He was active in scouting and was a past president of the Norwalk Lions Club and a past commander of American-Legion Post 102 in Oberlin.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor L.; three sons, Gary M. of Cleveland Heights, Patrick D. and Thomas A. both at home; his mother, Mrs. John Mitro of Cleveland; four sisters, Mrs. Burdette (Elsie) Lawson, 182 Hollywood, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Dudley, 47355 Rt. 10 W., Mrs. Robert (Agnes) Mason of Breckesville, and Mrs. John (LaVerne) Clark of Seven Hills.
His father, John, died in 1972 and a brother, Fred, died last year.
Services are to take place at the Kubach-Smith Funeral Home beginning at 10 a.m. with Rev. Richard Harper officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 21, 1974, p. 9.
Frances Elizabeth Mittler (nee Pease), 76, of Elyria, died Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic after a long illness.
Born in LaGrange, Mrs. Mittler had lived in southern Lorain County throughout her life. She was a 1935 graduate of Oberlin High School and a 1946 graduate of Ohio State University. She earned her teaching certificate from Baldwin-Wallace in the 1960s.
She taught in Lorain schools, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Lorain Retired Teachers Association, OSU Alumni Association, and The Way International of Knoxville, Ohio.
Survivors include her husband, Kalman; sons, Glenn of Elyria and the Rev. Roger of Gunnison, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Hite of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren; brother, Frank Pease Jr. of Oberlin; sisters, Dorothy Rhodehamel, Elnore Bailosky, Mable Edgell, Kathryn Fisher, and Marie Fisher, all of Elyria, and Jennette Heiden of Wellington.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, in the funeral home. Burial will be in East Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield Twp.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 20, 1993, p. 2.
for Karen Mittler, 19
Karen A. Mittler, 19, of 850 Kimberly Cir., died at Allen Hospital last Thursday. She had been ill with cancer since May.
A 1974 graduate of Oberlin High School, she had been employed as a teacher’s aide last year, working mostly at Eastwood.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Mittler, 850 Kimberly; two sisters, Helen, at home, and Jean, 15 South Pleasant; three brothers, James, 189 North Pleasant, Mark, South Main St., and William, at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Anna Whelan of Cleveland.
Funeral services were on Saturday at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Robert Bonnell officiating and burial in Westwood Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Roswell Memorial Institute a cancer research center located on Elm St. in Buffalo, N.Y.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 7, 1976, p. 13.
Columbia - Mary Alice (Webber) Moffat, 91, widow of LCDR Robert Emerson Moffat, formerly of La Jolla, CA in San Diego County passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Lexington, South Carolina.
Interment will be at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on January 4, 2012, followed by a memorial service at noon in the Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oberlin Conservatory, 77 W. College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074.
She was born on November 21, 1920 in Champaign, IL [and graduated from OHS in 1939]. She was the daughter of the late Hugh E. Webber, and Helen Louise Armstrong Webber. As a young lady she studied violin, viola, and piano and acted as occasional conductor at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she became a pianist of note. She later went on to play the organ. Throughout her life she was frequently asked to be a guest organist at churches and various other venues. She married the love of her life, Robert Emerson Moffat in 1946. She and Robert were blessed with four sons; David, Douglas, Gregory, and Randolph. Mrs. Moffat and their sons followed LCDR Moffat around the world as he pursued his military career, broadening their sons' knowledge and enrichment of world cultures.
Mrs. Moffat was a devoted wife of 64 years, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be missed. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sharon Moffat of SC, Douglas and Janet Moffat of MA and Randolph and Janice Moffat of IL; six grandchildren, Robert, Kristen, Brandy, Tara, Anna and James and eight great-grandchildren, Thomas, Holly, Avery, Tanner, Shea, James, Jackson and Eliza. She was predeceased by her son, Gregory Moffat, sister, Romayne Ihrig [OHS ‘30] and brother, Hugh E. Webber II [OHS ‘31]. caughmanharmanfuneralhome.com.
The State, Columbia, S.C., Sunday, January 1, 2012, 18.
Gertrude “Spickie” Williams Moll died
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Glenn I. Molyneaux
Fort Myers, Fla. — Like many other young men from small towns across the country, Glenn I. "Jim" Molyneaux came home from service in the Navy at the end of World War II, finished his college degree, then took over the family business.
For more than 40 years, Molyneaux owned and managed Watson Hardware, which had been started by his grandfather, Miles J. Watson, in 1887, then operated by his father. The business, under different ownership, still thrives at 26 S. Main St. in Oberlin.
Molyneaux, 86, died Saturday, February 28, in Fort Myers, Fla., after a long illness.
Until they sold the hardware business and retired in the 1990s, Molyneaux and his wife Barbara worked side-by-side six days a week (the store was closed on Sundays). They modernized an old store that had struggled through the 1930s Depression and 1940s war years. With the help of their three children, they transformed Watson Hardware into one of the town's primary businesses. In the 1950s, Oberlin had three hardware stores on Main Street. Later, there were two, then only Watson.
Molyneaux lived most of his life within a few blocks of the house in which he was born on Cedar Street in Oberlin, and he was proud to be a small town businessman.
"A man needs just as much smarts to run a company with $200,000 in sales as one with $10 million," he once told his son, David, "and the small town guy doesn't have all those vice presidents to help him."
When many small town business districts in Ohio, and around the country, were dying and losing their customers to outlying shopping centers with free parking, Molyneaux helped keep downtown Oberlin strong in the 1960s and 1970s as a founding member and leader of Off-Street Parking Corp. The group bought, then tore down back alley buildings and paved the land to offer shoppers free parking. Oberlin still provides free parking.
Molyneaux was a fix-it man who knew a little bit about everything from plumbing to roofing. For recreation, he remodeled a 1918 Sears, Roebuck and Co. prefab cottage on Lake Erie near Huron. He spent many summer evenings at the cottage, and one of his great joys was to wake early on a Sunday morning and take some of his eight grandchildren into Huron for donuts and some time on the public playground while their parents slept in.
To his friends and colleagues, Molyneaux was a man who new how to organize projects, and he knew how to manage community organizations so that everyone had a chance to talk and all affairs were conducted in the sunshine, without secrets. After he retired and moved to Fort Myers, Fla., he quickly was chosen to take over as head of a condominium association which he led for nearly two decades. "You can tell which condos are mine," he would say. "Look for the ones with the good roofs."
In Fort Myers, he organized and managed the annual Elyria Day luncheon, contacting everyone he could find with an Elyria connection for the January affair.
A [1940 graduate of OHS and a] graduate of Miami University, where he was the first among students to enlist in the Naval Reserve after Pearl Harbor in 1941, Molyneaux was an active member of Friendship Force, Kiwanis Club, Rotary International, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Al Koran Temple, Lorain County Shrine Club, the Oberlin Masonic Lodge and Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Draudt), sons David of Beachwood, Ohio, and John of Wilmette, Ill., daughter Ann Garvelink of Elyria, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at First Church, Main Street and Lorain Avenue, Oberlin. Rev. David Hill officiating. Donations may be made to the Bicentennial Student Center fund of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 44056.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling local arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wed., March 4, 2009.
Helen Molyneaux dies in Clearwater
Helen Watson Molyneaux died last Thursday at Oak Bluff Condominium in Clearwater Beach, Florida. She was 80 years old.
Mrs. Molyneaux was the daughter of Miles J. Watson, founder of Watson hardware, and was born here on May 29, 1899. Mrs. Molyneaux and her husband, Glenn I. Molyneaux Sr., had lived in Florida since 1952. The hardware store is still a family-owned business managed by Glenn I. Molyneaux Jr. and his wife Barb.
Helen Molyneaux was graduated from [OHS in 1917 and from] the Oberlin Kindergarten-Primary Training School in 1920. In earlier years she was very active in the old Second Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir under the direction of Professor Arthur Kimball and organist George Whitfield Andrews.
She was a member of the Oberlin Woman’s Club, First Church, Daughters of the American Confederates, the Magna Charta Dames, and was honored two years ago as a 60-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married 58 years; sons Glenn Jr. of 582 Beech and William of Denver, Colorado; daughter Eileen (Mrs. Frank) Trawinski of Clearwater Beach; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 22, 1979, p. 5.
James T.F. Moman
Oberlin -- James T.F. ''Tobie'' Moman, 50, of Oberlin, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 7, 1955, in New London and lived most of his life in Oberlin.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1973, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and attended the University of Cincinnati.
Moman had been employed at the former GM Fisher Body plant in Elyria.
He enjoyed sports, fishing, crossword puzzles and telling jokes.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth M. Randleman Johnson of Oberlin; his companion, Megan; sisters Marilyn Yates of Pendleton, Ky., Donzella Gass of Bel Aire, Md., and Jennie Graves of Fort Knox, Ky.; brother, Harold D. Thompson of Oberlin; and an aunt. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in infancy; and his father, James Thompson.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Burial will follow in Grove Street Cemetery, New London.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, January 30, 2006.
Auto accident victim
Adam Moore, 19, of Elyria died Friday in an automobile accident.
Born in Oberlin, he lived in Elyria for the past two years.
He was a senior at Oberlin High School where he was on the honor roll.
Survivors include his mother Debra Hocevar of Elyria; sisters LuAnn Mosby and Kathy Mosby both of Elyria; a stepsister, Pam Homes, of Lorain; and his grandmother, LuAnn Kruger of Lorain.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home, 127 W. Bridge St., Elyria. A Fellowship Service will be [at] 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
[Portrait photograph: Moore]
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, December 24, 1995, p. E2.
Arthur William Moore, 69, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly at his home on April 22.
Born in Oberlin, he was a lifelong resident and graduate of Oberlin High School [class of 1947].
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Moore worked at Tappan Corp. in Elyria for 20 years and then worked for the Bay Village School’s maintenance department for seven years, retiring in 1994.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and talking on the citizen’s band radio. His CB handle was “Tad Pole.”
He is survived by his wife, Joan J. (nee Scott); daughters Dorothy R. Smith of Elyria and Alison C. Moore of Oberlin; stepsons Edsel L. Hocker of Brooklyn, N.Y., and George Hocker of Los Angeles; a stepdaughter, Martha L. LaCroix of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Jr. of Oberlin; and a sister, Doris Furcron of Southfield, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Sr. and Dorothy.
Graveside services were April 27 in Westwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Kevin Coleman of Rust United Methodist Church officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 28, 1998, p. 7.
Betty Jean Moore
Betty Jean Moore, 63, of Oberlin died Sunday at Cleveland Metro General after a sudden illness.
Born in Cleveland, she had lived in Oberlin since she was two years old. She was a 1948 graduate of Oberlin High School.
She was an avid bowler and played in several leagues. She had been secretary of the Junior Bowling Association for the last 25 years and for many years served on the Lorain County Women’s Bowling Association.
Survivors include her husband, Norman; a daughter, Patricia of Lorain; a sister, Mildred Hopewell of Georgia; and a brother, Sidney Wynn of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Robinson, in 1988, and a sister, Ethel Cobb, in 1975.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cowling Funeral Home.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 6, 1993, p. 2.
Doris B. Moore dies of heart attack
Doris Beebe Moore, secretary in the Oberlin College art department and Allen Art Museum, died in Allen Hospital on the evening of Feb. 9 after a heart attack. Her home was at 221 West College and she was 60 years old.
Born in North Olmstead on Feb. 1, 1917, she grew up in Oberlin, [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935,] and studied at Oberlin College for three years. Since 1953 she had been on the college office staff, first in the Development Office and from July 1962 as secretary in the art department. She was a member of First Church and of Senior Forum.
She is survived by a daughter Catherine A. Moore, of Duxbury, Mass.; a son, Thomas, of Sylvania, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. John Elder officiating.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Allen Art Museum.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 10, 1977, p. 11.
Judith Anna Moore
Judith Anna Moore (nee Spaulding) of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006. She was 70.
Born Sept. 23, 1935, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, she moved with her family to Oberlin as a child. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1953. She also lived in Elyria prior to moving to Las Vegas in 1971.
She worked in the banking industry.
She did volunteer work at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband of 39 years, James Moore; daughters Karen Piper and Kris Foley, both of Las Vegas, and Kim Berg of Merritt Island, Fla.; step-son Stephen Moore of Tampa, Fla.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family may be contacted by mail at her daughter’s address: Kris Foley, 7735 Muirfield, Las Vegas NV 89147.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 26, 2006, p. 2.
Wise (Bud) Moore Jr., son of Mrs. Tressa Moore of 36 S. Pleasant, died on Feb. 18 at the Independence (Mo.) Sanitarium Hospital. [He is a 1943 graduate of Oberlin High School.]
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Genevia; three sons, Dennis and Roderick at home and Kevin, U.S. Navy, Charleston, S.C.; five daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Marek, Mrs. Janice Castle, Terri, Karen and Colleen, all of Independence, Mo.; three sisters, Norma Thompson, Selah, Wash., Elsie Balogh, Orange, Calif. and Connie Kudela of Vermilion.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 26, 1976, p. 2.
Richard W. "Bill" Moran
Richard W. “Bill” Moran, 41, of Wellington, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 1, 2011 following a motorcycle accident on Route 20. Formerly of Oberlin, Bill moved to Wellington four years ago. He was born June 13, 1969 in Oberlin.
Bill graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1988] and Lorain County JVS. He owned and operated Bill Moran Painting. He was a self employed paint contractor for 20 years, painting since he was 15. He has painted throughout Lorain County, painting both residential and commercial properties. He restored various historical landmarks, Wellington Town Hall, St. Mary Church, Dicken Funeral Home, Busch Funeral Homes in Elyria and Avon Lake, and historical homes on West Avenue.
Bill enjoyed golf, biking, motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Mr. Moran is survived by his sons, Richard M. “Richie” Moran of Oberlin, Michael R.R. Casella of Wellington, Vincent G. Moran of Wellington, Lucas B. Moran of Wellington; fiancée, Jennifer Linn of Wellington; parents, Richard and Frances Moran of Vermilion; brother, Sean Moran of Vermilion; and sister, Ruth Moran [OHS ‘87] of Oberlin.
Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 6, 2011 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria. Pastor Chuck Leininger of Elyria Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington. Friends may call from 2 to 8 P.M., Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Bill Moran Memorial Fund at any First Merit Bank.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, May 04, 2011.
Killed In Grade Crossing Crash Near
Buffalo [Thomas G. Moran]
Three Popular Young Men Meet Tragic Death as They Are Motoring Home For Holidays
Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 21.—The bodies of three Oberlin College students, killed in a grade crossing accident near here, Saturday night, were taken to their New England homes by relatives today.
Albert L. Brown, 22, Stockbridge, Mass., Warren Rhodes Henke, 18, Hartford, Conn., and Thomas G. Moran, 17, Milford, Conn., were killed when a light sedan in which they were en route home on Christmas vacations, was struck by a fast Nickle Plate passenger train.
Oberlin, O., Dec. 21—While enroute to their homes in the East to spend the holiday season, tragedy overtook three Oberlin boys Albert Brown, Warren Henke, and Thomas Moran were killed instantly when their car was hit by a fast train at a grade crossing at Buffalo.
Brown, a junior in Oberlin College, was a nephew of Dr. Brown of the Theological Seminary, and was enroute to his home in Stockbridge, Mass. Henke, a sophomore in the college here was enroute to his home in Hartford, Conn., and Moran, a junior in Oberlin high school [class of 1933], was the son of Mrs. Moran, matron of the Alhambra. He was on his way to Milford, Conn., his former home, to spend the holidays. Mrs. Moran and her other son and two daughters were making the trip to Connecticut by train.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, December 21, 1931, p. 1.
Bessie M. Morgan
Lorain -- Bessie M. Morgan (nee Thompson), 90, of Lorain, died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, after a short illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Oberlin. She lived most of her life in Lorain.
She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1933].
Mrs. Morgan had been employed as a school bus driver for SBS Transit in Lorain and had worked at the Murray Ridge School workshop.
She enjoyed bingo and crocheting.
Survivors include her daughters Gail Sykuta, Vera Bilewicz and Treva Parker, all of Lorain. and Linda Field of Sidney, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gussie Arthur Morgan; her parents, Isaac and Fannie (nee Hawk) Thompson; brothers Howard Thompson, Jack Thompson, Lloyd Thompson and Floyd Thompson; sisters Sarah Sheets and Mae Schnable; one great grandchild; and a stepson, Richard Morgan.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. The Rev. Ted Austin, pastor of Columbus Avenue Methodist Church, Sandusky, will officiate. There is no funeral home visitation.
Arrangements by Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, Lorain.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, May 25, 2004.
Dorothy M. Morgan
Dorothy M[ay] Morgan, 72, of Huntington, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born November 21, 1939, to the late Leonard and Hazel (nee Heath) Berg in Oberlin.
Dorothy spent her childhood in the Oberlin area. She was a 1957 graduate of Oberlin High School and later moved to Huntington. Dorothy and her husband, Larry owned and operated the Farmers Meat Market in both Oberlin and Huntington. She was an active member of the United Church of Huntington. Dorothy enjoyed being outdoors, feeding the birds and working in her flower gardens. She was also a talented pianist and collected antiques. She enjoyed working on the family’s genealogy as well. Most of all, Dorothy loved being with her family; she would attend her grandchildren’s events and always enjoyed going to family and friends gatherings and will be remembered as a good cook.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Jeff (Kim) Morgan of Centennial Colorado, Ken (Lisa) Morgan of Spencer, Mark (Beth) Morgan of Elyria, and Duane (Sharlona) Morgan of Lynchburg Virginia; as well as 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Ed Berg [OHS ‘54] of Oak Harbor.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Larry [OHS ‘56].
Friends and family will be received Monday, March 26, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at the United Church of Huntington, 26677 State Route 58, Wellington, where services will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, beginning at 11 A.M., with Reverend Stephen Carmany officiating.
Donations, in Dorothy’s memory, may be directed to either NewLife Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, 44035, or the United Church of Huntington.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Trustee of the College Died Saturday
George W. Morgan Was a Prominent Attorney in New York
Death Came Suddenly after Golf Game at Hot Springs, Virginia
The New York Times of Sunday has the following account of the death of George W. Morgan, a member of the board of trustees of Oberlin College since 1928:
Announcement was made here last night of the death yesterday at Hot Springs, Va., of George Wilson Morgan of 1001 Park avenue, this city, a member of the law firm of Breed, Abbott & Morgan, and a former State Superintendent of Elections. He was 55 years old. He is survived by a widow, who was Helen E. Demuth at their marriage in 1906; two sons, George W., Jr., and Gerald D. Morgan, and a daughter, Barbara Woods Morgan. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.
Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Morgan arrived at the resort on Friday, joining his wife and daughter, Barbara, who had been passing the holiday season there. He played gold yesterday and was apparently in the best of health until just before his death.
The father of Mr. Morgan, William H. Morgan, who died in 1886, also was a lawyer, an associate of David Dudley Field. The paternal grandfather was Dr. John Morgan, for many years a professor in the theological seminary at Oberlin College. Mr. Morgan himself had several associations with Oberlin. He graduated [from OHS in 1893 and from the college] in 1897 as a Bachelor of Arts and twenty-five years later received there the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. He had long been a member of the board of trustees.
On January 1, 1902, less than two years after his graduation from Columbia Law School, Mr. Morgan was appointed a deputy assistant district attorney on the staff of William Travers Jerome. In 1903 he resigned to accept Governor Odell’s appointment to the state superintendency of elections. He was only 28 years old then, but he had shown quality in the district attorney’s office that prevented adverse comment on the score of youth.
Within three years, however, the work of Breed, Abbott & Morgan, which firm he had entered in 1903, had grown to such proportions that Mr. Morgan felt obliged to resign his public position to attend to his practice. His work at the bar since then had been largely concerned with banking matters, among others the liquidation in 1911 of the Northern Bank of New York. He was one of counsel to the commission to revise the state banking laws. After the campaign of former United District Attorney Charles E. Tuttle for the governorship last fall, Mr. Tuttle became a member of Mr. Morgan’s firm.
Mr. Morgan was a director of the Beckman Street hospital, which he had helped in many ways during a long period of years. Among his clubs were the University, Union League, Tuxedo, Downtown, and Riding.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 2, 1931, p. 1.
Miss Grace Mae Morgan’s funeral to be
Miss Grace Mae Morgan, lifelong resident of Oberlin, died Monday at 4 p. m. at Haulk’s Nursing Home. She was 81.
Miss Morgan had been at the nursing home for the past three months. Her home was at 560 E. College.
Miss Morgan was born in Oberlin May 22, 1881. She was a member of First Methodist Church; Pansy Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and a charter member of the Pythian Sisters lodge.
She was the last of a family of three children. Only survivors area a niece, Mrs. A. W. Bellavek of Oberlin, and four nephews, Harry Morgan of Oberlin, Richard and Robert Smith of Elyria and Harry Smith, in Illinois.
Services will be held today at 2 p. m. at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. James Cope officiating. Pythian Sisters held a service at the funeral home last night.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 4, 1963, p. 3A.
Harry “Bill” Morgan, 82, of Oberlin, died Feb. 14 in Welcome Nursing Home.
Born in Oberlin, he lived his entire life here [and was a 1926 graduate of Oberlin High School]. He retired as a mail carrier in 1965 after 35 years of service. He then worked as director of the mail room and graphic services at Oberlin College until 1972, when he retired again.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Knights of Pythias, the Oberlin Temple No. 564, and the Pythian Sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Florence; sons, Larry of Wellington and Keith of Belmont, Mass.; a sister, Jean Belavek of Oberlin; seven grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Woomer officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Pythian Home in Medina.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 20, 1990, p. 2.
H. E. Morgan, Sr., Dies After 2-Week Illness
Funeral services for Harry Edward Morgan, 78, of 24 Walnut St., who died early Thursday morning, Feb. 8, at Allen Hospital, were held Saturday afternoon from the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral home. The Rev. Joseph F. King, pastor at First Church, officiated.
Mr. Morgan had been in ill health for the past few weeks and was taken recently to the hospital.
Born Dec. 28, 1872 in LaGrange, he moved here with his family while still in his boyhood and made Oberlin his home ever since. [He graduated from OHS in 1891.]
He belonged to First Church and was a member of the Oberlin Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters.
He is survived by one son, Harry (Bill) Jr., and a daughter Jean (Mrs. Anton W.) Bellavek, both of Oberlin, and sister, Grace, also of Oberlin.
Burial was made in the family plot in Westwood cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 15, 1951, p. 1.
Larry Edward Morgan of Wellington, formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at New Life Hospice, surrounded by his family. He was 72.
Born May 1, 1938, in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1956. At age 16 he worked as a meat cutter at Morehead's Meat Market in Oberlin.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1956 to 1960.
He owned and operated Farmers Meat Market from 1976 to 1994. He retired from Giant Eagle.
He also served as a trustee for Huntington Township.
He was a member of the United States Power Squadron, Future Farmers of America, and an active member of the United Church of Huntington. He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, farming, restoring furniture, playing cards, travel, watching Cleveland sports, and spending time with his family.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy (nee Berg) [OHS '57]; sons Jeff (Kim) Morgan of Colorado, Ken (Lisa) Morgan of Spencer, Mark (Beth) Morgan of Elyria, and Duane (Sharlona) Morgan of Lynchburg, Va.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and brother, Keith (Elizabeth) Morgan [OHS '67] of Great Barrington, Mass. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry "Bill" [OHS '26] and Florence (nee Payne) Morgan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 26, at the United Church of Huntington, 26677 Rt. 58, the Rev. Stephen Carmany, pastor, officiating. Private family burial will be at Huntington Cemetery following the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Huntington Building Fund, 26677 Rt. 58, Wellington, OH 44090.
Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin handled local arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 26, 2010, p. 3A.
A. Morgan, 78, veteran, sports buff
Amherst Township -- Lewis A. Morgan, 78, of Amherst Township, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a long illness.He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in New Philadelphia and moved to Lorain County and lived [on farms] in Wakeman, Vermilion, Henrietta [Township] and Oberlin. He was a 1941 graduate of Oberlin High School.
Following graduation he played Class A baseball and was on the Cleveland Indians' farm training team until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served [in the Pacific Theater] until 1946, then attended Northwestern University for two years.
He worked at American Standard in Elyria, as a salesman at Spitzer Motors in Elyria for 30 years and as a mechanic at Firestone Tire Co. in Elyria for eight years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6941, Wellington. He was an avid sports fan and followed the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a history buff.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Edna M. Morgan (nee Mitchell); son, Gary A. Morgan of Lorain; daughters Lorraine Heeren of Maryland, Luanne McCormick of Lorain and Lavonne Kipp of Minnesota, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Alice [nee Pycraft] Morgan; brother, Robert Morgan, and sister, Edith Wasem.
Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave., Amherst, where services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Pete Kerlin, pastor of Old Stone United Methodist Church, Amherst, will officiate. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery, Camden [Township]. Military rites will be conducted by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, December 16, 2001 [Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 18, 2001, p. 2.]
Katharine McCullough Morton
-- Walnut Creek
March 2, 1911 - May 30, 2000
Katharine Morton, a social and recreation planning consultant in the Bay Area for 25 years, died at Guardian of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. She was 89.
The native of Mansfield, Ohio, [graduated from OHS in 1928 and] lived in Walnut Creek.
Affiliations: First Congregational Church in Berkeley and Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging.
Survivors: Niece, Betty Kay Cole of Glendale, Ariz.; and nephews, James E. McCullough of Lafayette, Colo., and Spencer Grond of Bryan, Ohio. His first husband, Albert Grant, died in 1974; and her second husband, Paul Morton, died in 1995.
Services: 10 a.m. services today at First Congregational Church of Berkeley with private burial. Arrangements by Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel.
Memorial gifts: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif., Wednesday, June 7, 2000, p. A11.
Bruce G. Morris
Bruce G[arman] Morris, Beloved husband of Marian (nee Morence). Dear father of Mary Ann Morris, Robert B. Morris (Betty), Karen A. Morris, Ronald E. Morris and the late Karl. Loving grandfather of Gregg, Scott, Danielle, Nichole, Christopher, Jill, Megen, Samantha. Passed away Monday, April 7, 2008. [He graduated from OHS in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.] Memorials may be forwarded to St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd, Westlake, OH 44145. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Church, Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, 440-333-9774, www.buschfuneral.com.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, April 9, 2008.
Acting Mayor [of] Oberlin Dies This Morning
Earl R. Morris Victim of Pneumonia at Allen Hospital
Had Suffered Ten Days and Heart Gave Out—Was Influential Citizen
After suffering with pneumonia for ten days, Earl R. Morris, president of the village council and prominent business man, died at Allen hospital shortly after 7 o’clock this morning. Everything that medical skill offered was done for him but his heart could not stand the severe strain place upon it. A consultation was held Monday and special treatment given to keep up heart action. He grew weaker Monday night and all hope for his recovery was abandoned.
Mr. Morris was in the prime of life and his passing is a severe blow to his family and many friends. His activity in municipal affairs has been great and the loss of his services will be deeply felt.
Mr. Morris was born in Oberlin February 21, 1891 [1892?], the son of Henry and Cora Morris. He graduated from Oberlin high school [in 1911] and afterwards attended Chamberlain Military Academy. When the State Savings bank was opened on the corner of Main and College streets, Mr. Morris went in as a teller but left after a year or two to form a partnership with Henry Pfaff in the clothing business. They were successful in the undertaking and a little over two years ago opened a branch store in Wellington.
About 19 years ago he married Mary Garman of Lodi, who, with their two sons, Bruce and Paul, survive him. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Cora Morris, his father having died when he was quite small.
Mr. Morris was serving his first term as a councilman and he had been honored by his selection as president of that body, practically the same position as mayor. He had taken an active part in the securing of a municipal lighting plant for the community with the numerous conferences and legal battles which the project has involved. He had served as president of the Oberlin Business Men’s club and was aggressive in all projects tending to bring about better local conditions and induce more home buying.
During his student days Mr. Morris had been quite an athlete and he never got over his love for good sport. He took an active part in fostering high school athletics and in arranging and taking part in alumni games as athletic fund benefits. High school teams were greatly benefited through his efforts to serve and to secure necessary uniforms and equipment. He was one of the leaders in the summer Recreation league and had captained the P. & M. team for a number of years.
In business matters and in community affairs, Mr. Morris showed the same enterprise and enthusiasm as he did in athletics. It was all a good game for him and he played it in a clean, sportsmanlike manner. The loss of his services will be great. He was a member of Oberlin Masonic lodge and the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. William Smith and the Rev. C. F. McBride. A Masonic service will be held at the grave in Westwood Cemetery.
Photograph: Earl R. Morris
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 23, 1934, p. 1.
Mrs. Grace Edna Morris
Mrs. Grace Edna Morris, 59, owner of Bud’s Place, was buried in Westwood Cemetery on Monday. Funeral service was held that day at the Cowling Funeral Home.
Mrs. Morris was pronounced dead at Allen Memorial Hospital last Thursday after she was apparently stricken with a heart attack in her home on Quarry Rd.
Mrs. Morris’ husband, Lester, died in 1947. Born in Brownhelm, she had lived in the Oberlin area all her life[, was a 1931 graduate of OHS,] and began operation of her business in 1960.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Hartwig, 29 ½ S. Main and Mrs. Harriett Johnston of Lakewood; four sons, Lester, Rt. 10 W, Robert of Gifford Rd., Raymond of Baumhart Rd. and William of Huron; Mrs. Morris’ mother, Mrs. Hattie Braun of 36 S. Pleasant; a brother, Raymond Braun of Santa Ana, Calif., and 15 grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 22, 1971, p. 7.
Harold C. Morris
Former Oberlin resident Harold C. “Buck” Morris, 86, died Jan. 3 in Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.
Born March 6, 1903, in Oberlin, Mr. Morris was a star athlete for both Oberlin High School (Class of 1924) and Oberlin College. He played on OC’s football teams of 1926 and 1927; during those years the Yeomen only lost one game.
He was employed as a teacher for 36 years, the last 23 at Berea High School, retiring in 1965.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; one son, Tym of Cleveland; brother, William of Oberlin; sister, Mildred Haines of Oberlin; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois (nee Peabody); his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Morris; and by two brothers, Lester and Ted.
Services were to be held today in Sarasota. Interment will be in Sarasota.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 9, 1990, p. 2.
Helen (Roden) Morris
Helen Elizabeth Roden Morris, age 90, formerly of Columbus, OH, died January 24, 2003 in Richmond, IN. Born on August 28, 1912, in Oklahoma City, OK, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace Andrews Roden. She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1930] and Miami University of Ohio in 1934. Helen married Glenn Morris in Columbus and together they enjoyed hiking, bicycling and photography. A talented artist, she was an active member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Columbus Rock and Mineral Society, Westbridge Camera Club and Cambridge Camera Club. She retired from Augsburg Publishing House. For several years Helen had lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Richmond, Indiana, where she attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Morris and her brother Albert Roden. Survivors include son, Michael (Karen) Morris of Richmond, IN; daughter, Susan (Harlan Jacobson) Dunbar of Becker, MN; six grandsons; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. February 22, 2003 at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2001 Northwest Blvd. in Upper Arlington. Arrangements by Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home.
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, January 26, 2003, p. B9.
John L. Morris Taken By Death; Ill Only Week
John L. Morris, advertising manager for Fred Harvey, Inc., and former vice-president of the Griswold-Eshleman Co. of Cleveland, died Saturday morning at his home in Lake Bluff, Illinois, after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held yesterday at Lake Bluff.
Morris was born in Oberlin January 14, 1898. He was educated in the Oberlin public schools, [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1916,] and was graduated from Oberlin College in 1920. Later he taught and studied at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.
Completing his study at Wharton, he went to New York City to do research work for the Hoyt Advertising Agency, and subsequently was transferred to this firm’s Cleveland office.
Early in 1923 he became associated with the Griswold-Eshleman Co. He was named, subsequently, a vice-president. In January, 1934, Morris became associated with the Harvey organization. He became advertising manager and buyer of candy and toys for the entire nation-wide system, and was regarded as one of the coming executives of that large organization.
Mr. Morris was married to Miss Eleanor C. DeGroff, of Oberlin, in Philadelphia in June, 1924. He is survived by his wife, a son Michael, two daughters, Sally and Deborah, three sisters, and his mother.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 18, 1937, p. 1.
Mrs. Harold [Lois] Morris, 40, Dies In
Burial Services Here
Interment services were held Saturday afternoon at Westwood Cemetery for Lois Peabody Morris, wife of Harold C. Morris of Berea, who died at her home there last Thursday after a year’s illness.
Born in Oberlin in 1905, Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late Otis E. Peabody, former farm implement dealer in Oberlin. She was graduated from [OHS in 1923 and from] Oberlin Kindergarten Training School in 1925 and taught for two years in Holland, Michigan, eight years at Fernway School, Shaker Heights, and one year in Berea. While she was teaching in Shaker Heights she supervised the students at the School of Education, Western Reserve University. She was a member of the Childhood Education Association of America, the Cleveland YWCA and Phi Delta Kappa sorority.
Besides her husband, athletic coach at Berea High School, Mrs. Morris is survived by a son, Thomas Yates Morris; her mother, Mrs. Charles Magruder of Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. E. Dana Brooks, Mrs. W. Yost Fulton and Mrs. Anton Katholi, all of Cleveland.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 14, 1945, p. 1.
William Elijah Morris, 79, of Oberlin, died March 22 at the Ohio Extended Care Center, Lorain, after a one-year illness.
He was born in Oberlin on Nov. 18, 1911, and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1928  and from Ohio University in 1932.
He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II as an electrical instructor at Chanute Field, Ill.
While in service, he attended Cornell and studied Chinese. He then was an interpreter and morale booster for Chinese pilots at Thunderbird Field in Arizona.
In 1952 he received the Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Tennessee. Later he served at veterans hospitals in New Orleans, Pas a Grille, Fla., and Salisbury, N.C.
He retired after 17 years as executive secretary of neurology-A at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Jo Lancaster of Spartansburg, S.C.; and a sister, Mildred M. Haines of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo; and brothers, Lester, George “Ted,” and Harold.
Friends will be received today, March 26, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at the Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. D. Darrell Woomer, pastor f the First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the American Lung Association.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 26, 1991, p. 3.
Bruce Manville Morrison died March 17 in
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Mrs. Charles F. Moulder
Mrs. Edna C. Moulder [nee Arnet], 77, of 295 Bellfield Ave., was dead on arrival at Elyria Memorial Hospital this morning after she became suddenly ill in her home.
Mrs. Moulder was born in Oberlin, May 30, 1884, [graduated from OHS in 1903,] and lived most of her life in LaGrange, coming to Elyria from there five years ago. She was a member of the LaGrange Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Charles F.; four daughters, Mrs. Alva Spicer and Mrs. Opha Bell, both of LaGrange, Mrs. Leonard Dean and Mrs. Melvern Spicer, both of Elyria; four sons, Leonard Moulder, Arvada, Colo., Edwin and Melvin, both of LaGrange and James of Jonesboro, Ark.; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Helen Arnet, Oberlin.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home with the Rev. Cyril Smith officiating and burial will be in LaGrange Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. tomorrow.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tues., August 15, 1961, p. 14.
E. Moyer Jr.
David E. (Bud) Moyer Jr., 57, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., former Oberlin resident, died on Dec. 27.
Born in Oberlin on July 4, 1926, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1944. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to Oberlin, where he was employed at the municipal light plant as an engineer. Later he served for two years as power plant engineer with the Voice of America in Okinawa. Before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, he lived for 20 years in Vinalhaven, Maine.
He is survived by his father, David E. Moyer; a sister, Mrs. Sonia Ulansky of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, William of Wayland, Mass.; and children David III, Candace and Jeffrey of Vinalhaven and Linda of Rocky River.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 5, 1984, p. 5.
Mrs. John G. Mulock (Helen R. Keiser) [
She was a native of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Rachel Hill Murmann
Rachel Hill Murmann, former Oberlin resident, died April 15 in Columbia, Mo.
She was born Oct. 20, 1931 in Cleveland and was the daughter of the late John W. and Florence R. Hill of Oberlin. She grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1949]. She attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and graduated from the National College of Education in Evanston, Ill., and taught in Wisconsin and Connecticut.
Since 1958 she had lived in Columbia, Mo., where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Boone County Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, R. Kent Murmann of Columbia; a son, Steven K. Murmann of Monmouth, Ill.; a daughter, Susan K. Hill of Rocheport, Mo.; a brother, Richard R. Hill of New York City; and one granddaughter.
The family suggests that memorials, if desired, be given to First Church or to the Children’s Room of the Oberlin Public Library.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 7, 1987, p. 2.
Lifelong Illness Ends in Death of Harry
Largely attended funeral services for Harry Murphy, Jr., who died suddenly last Thursday night at his home, 32 Union St., were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul C. Griffin, minister of the First Methodist Church here, in charge.
Although in ill health nearly all of his life, including several serious operations and long periods of hospitalization and recuperation at home, his death came as a shock to his family and many friends.
Born in Oberlin on Sept. 10, 1919, the son of Harry and Bertha Krueger Murphy, he grew to young manhood here, attended the Oberlin schools and was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1941.
He belonged to the Methodist church here and was an active member, as his health permitted, of the Lorain County Senior 4-H Club. At the time of his death, he was serving as president of the club.
His workshop was a main hobby and he often assisted with planning and designing displays for Lorain County 4-H club booths at county and state fairs [missing line in original] play that won top honors at the Wellington and Ohio State Fairs. He was a member of the Wellington “barbershop” quartet until forced out of it by illness.
On June 11, 1944, Harry Murphy married his high school classmate, the former Jeanette Schubert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Schubert. She and his parents, one sister, Mrs. Clarence Barbor of Wellington, a brother, James F., and his maternal grandfather, Frank Krueger, Sr., survive him.
He was an experienced meat cutter and worked before and after World War II for the Fisher Market’s meat department in Oberlin. The past two months, he had been working at Fisher’s market in Amherst and worked there during the morning of the day he died. During World War II he worked as a draftsman at the Thew Shovel plant in Lorain.
Burial was made in the Westwood cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 12, 1951, p. 6.
F. Murphy dies in Elyria
James Frank Murphy, 61, of 374 Sprague Rd., Elyria, died on Nov. 11 at Southwest General Hospital.
Born in Oberlin on Oct. 27, 1917, Mr. Murphy grew up in Oberlin [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1937]. A veteran of World War II, he was past commander of American Legion 91, Berea, and was a member of the VFW 9871 in North Ridgeville. He was a member of the Lorain County Homebuilders Association and the Lorain County Board of Realtors. He was also a member of Oberlin Masonic 219; R.A.M.; Al Koran Temple in Cleveland; Elyria Commandry 60, Knights Templar; Elyria Council 86, Royal and Select Masters; American-Serbian Eastern Rite Brothers; Hunters Camp 1 of the Al Koran; El Rey Grotto and Lorain County Shrine Club.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha; son Michael, Columbus; daughter Patricia Ann Mattern, Columbia Station; and sister Elizabeth Adams.
Lodge services were conducted on Nov. 13 by Oberlin Lodge 219 F & AM and funeral services on Nov. 14 by the Rev. Kenneth Halstead at the Baker Funeral Home in Berea. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 23, 1978, p. 2.
Luke A. Murphy
Luke Alexander Murphy, 82, of Oberlin died Jan. 23 at his home.
Born in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1927] and in 1937 from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga.
He lived in Cleveland until 1972 when he retired as a distributor after 35 years with the U.S. Postal Service’s main office, returning to Oberlin following his retirement.
He was a member of First Church in Oberlin.
He is survived by his wife, Edythe, whom he married in 1937.
A brother, Robert W., preceded him in death in 1976.
Services were Monday afternoon in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. David Clark officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 28, 1992, p. 2.
C. Murphy dies at age 86
Norman C. Murphy, 86, of 95 East Vine, died last Thursday in Allen Hospital. He had been in ill health for some time but was hospitalized only four days.
Born in Oberlin on Oct. 31, 1893, he was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1912 and was a World War I Army veteran. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart medal and was a member of American Legion Post 656 of Oberlin.
Until he retired, he was a self-employed painter and interior decorator in the Oberlin area.
He is survived by a cousin, Luke Murphy of Oberlin; three great-nephews, Cornael Ellis, Oberlin, Thomas Ellis, Lorain, and Richard Ellis, Elyria; a great-niece, Faith Ellis, Cleveland; nine great-great-nephews and nieces; and a devoted and loyal friend, Mrs. Ruby L. Lawson, Oberlin.
Services were Monday evening at the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, with Rev. Charles Mayle, pastor of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Burial on Tuesday morning was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 25, 1980, p. 2.
Ray E. Murphy
Ray E. Murphy of Oberlin died Friday, April 2, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 83.
Born Dec. 11, 1926, in Oberlin, [and a 1948 graduate of OHS,] he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received an associate of arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College.
He owned and operated Ray’s Barber Shop in Oberlin for many years.
He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church. He was also a member of FVW Post #6273 and Elyria Amvets, and a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts.
He enjoyed woodworking, camping, nature, and spending time in the outdoors with his family. He also had a private pilot’s license and loved flying.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Thelma [nee Gibbs, OHS ‘50]; sons Kim E. Murphy [OHS ‘72] and B. Keith Murphy, both of Oberlin; daughters Elsie K. Hunter [OHS ‘75] of North Carolina and Donna Rae Murphy [OHS ‘79] of Key Largo, Fla.; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; and brother Paul O. Murphy [OHS ‘44] of Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Murphy and Gladys Dyer Marshall.
Graveside services were Wednesday, April 7, at Westwood Cemetery, the Rev. Lorenzo Smart, pastor of Rust United Methodist Church, officiating. Full military honors were presented by Elyria Post #1079.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.cowlingfuneralhome.us.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 13, 2010, p. 2.
Anna Evans Murray
Anna Evans Murray, former teacher and civic leader, a pioneer in the establishment of free kindergarten classes for Negro children, died on
Born in Oberlin [and an 1874 graduate of OHS], she was the daughter of Henry Evans, active in the “underground railroad” that helped former slaves reach safety and freedom in the North.
Anna moved to
Active for years in child welfare, Anna was an early advocate of kindergarten in the public schools, and worked with the late Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, mother of the late William Randolph Hearst, in establishing classes. She also supervised, in the early 1900’s, a training school for kindergarten teachers, and all five of the young women who took the initial course started kindergartens on their own initiative and at their own expense.
On her 90th birthday she was honored by the Association for Childhood Education for her years of outstanding service. She had served as an officer of the association and was a former vice-president of the Public School Association. She was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the YWCA, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Surviving her are three sons, George H. of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, November 1955, p. 31.
Mary Elizabeth Murray
Mary Elizabeth Murray [nee Jones], 61, a resident of Lorain for 24 years, died Thursday at Lorain St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center.
She was born in Oberlin and attended schools there[, graduating from OHS in 1946]. She was a member of the Tower Baptist Church in Lorain.
Mrs. Murray is survived by sons, Neil James Moore of Amherst, Wayne Alan Moore of Dinosaur, Colo., and Larry Neil Moore of Lorain; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; and by a sister, Alice Bradley of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Jones in 1969; mother, Mabel Jones on Dec. 27, 1988; and by her husband, Larry Moore in 1955.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the John R. Dovin Funeral Home, Lorain. The Rev. Chris Hughes, pastor of the Tower Baptist Church, will officiate. Graveside service for the family will be held Monday at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, September 9, 1989, p. B-2.
Funeral Rites Held For
Mrs. Mildred E.
Former School Employee
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Cowling Funeral Home for Mrs. Mildred Edwards Murray, 47, of Woodland, who died Saturday afternoon in Allen Hospital where she had been a patient for six weeks.
Services were also held Monday at 7:30 p. m. by the Order of the Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Murray was a member and past worthy matron, and at 8 p. m. by the Pythian Sisters, of which she was a member and past chief.
Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Murray was born in Oberlin Mar. 10, 1909, and had lived here all her life. She was employed by the Oberlin school system for 14 years and at the time of her retirement a year ago was clerk of the Board of Education.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1926 and attended the kindergarten training class at Oberlin College and the Oberlin School of Commerce.
She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors, besides her husband, Harvey, are a daughter, Mrs. Howard Broadwell of Oberlin; a grandson, Howard S. Broadwell; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Edwards; a brother, Harold Edwards; and a sister, Mrs. Gordon Comings, all of Oberlin. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 20, 1956, p. 1.
Ruth T. Murray
Mrs. Ruth [Evelyn] Terborgh Murray, age 90, passed away Friday, November 23, 1990, at the home of her niece in Arlington, Virginia. She was born April 13, 1900, in Richmond, Michigan, the daughter of the Reverend Isaac Terborgh and Lillie Lavina Thompson, Ruth spent her childhood on a homestead on the prairie in Alberta, Canada. She graduated [from OHS in 1919 and then] Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College in 1923, majoring in English, and taught for fourteen years in progressive Elementary Schools. She has lived in Blacksburg since 1942 and had been a long time member of the Blacksburg-Radford Orchestra playing cello, a local recorder group, and the Frigate Book Club. Ruth is survived by her husband, Dr. John W. Murray; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Fincham, Lititz, Pennsylvania; a son, John H. Murray, Burlington, North Carolina; and four grandchildren. There will be no funeral services.
The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, Tuesday, November 27, 1990, p. A-4.
Ruth Terborgh Murray, [OHS ’19, OC ’23, died] November 23, 1990, at the home of her niece in Arlington, Va. Born April 13, 1900, in Richmond, Mich., she was raised on a homestead in Alberta, Canada. After graduating from Oberlin Mrs. Murray taught English in progressive elementary schools in Ohio, Kentucky, New York, and New Jersey 14 years. She married John Murray in 1938, and they had made their home in Blacksburg, Va., since 1942. Mrs. Murray hailed from a long line of Oberlinians. Her parents, Isaac Terborgh, Class of 1894, and Lillian Thompson Terborgh, [OHS ’83,] Class of 1888, predeceased her, as did her brother, George Terborgh ’22, and sisters, Martha Rose Terborgh Child ’20 and Lillian Terborgh Rowe [OHS ’21,] ’26. Many members of her extended family also graduated from the College. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1991, p. 29.
Mrs. James L. Mursell (Alice E. May) died following a cerebral hemorrhage April 12[, 1967,] in
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Former Resident Dies
[Harold Bunce Myers]
Dr. Harold Bunce Myers, assistant dean of the University of Oregon Medical School, died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of fifty. Dr. Myers attended Oberlin High School while living here with an uncle, Dr. William C. Bunce. He was well known in medical circles and noted for his research work under the Rockefeller Foundation. He was a cousin of Mrs. Earl Jones of Morgan street.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, March 19, 1937, p. 4.
Harold B. Myers Collection, Accession No. 2002-006
Dr. Harold Bunce Myers was born on
After graduation he married Isabel Hean and went into practice with an older relative, considering retirement, in
Louie L. Myers died
Mr. Myers was former president of the Northeastern Ohio Teachers Assn., the Northeastern Vocational Guidance Assn., and was chief executive of the Ohio Vocational Guidance Assn. He was director of the Cleveland YMCA and president of the American Legion Post 391 as well. United Appeal, the PTA and the alumni board of WRU were other organizations in which he volunteered. He was also the originator of the Cleveland Press spelling bee.
Mr. Myers leaves his wife, the former Lois E. Shaw ’21, who was an assistant librarian at Oberlin 1921-22. In addition, he leaves three children, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Margaret B. Myers
Margaret Bernice Myers (nee Bows), 78, former Oberlin resident, died at Massillon Community Hospital on Nov. 6.
She was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School and attended Storer College in West Virginia.
She married Raymond Myers in 1941 and moved to Massillon the same year.
She was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Oberlin and joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Massillon, where she was active more than 40 years.
On Sept. 27, 1987, she was honored by Senator Howard Metzenbaum for 25 years of service as a foster parent. She loved and nurtured more than 80 children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1978, and her grandson, Vincent, in 1982.
Survivors include a brother, Foster Bows of Oberlin; two sisters, Geneva Turner of Cleveland and Louise Bows of Oberlin; four daughters, Lynne Clark and Cynthia Jones of Massillon, Yvonne Griffith of Columbus, and Odessa Seawright of New York; two sons, Joseph Dyer of Massillon and Vincent Hughes of Columbus; and four grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 21, 1989, p. 2.
Amway Reunited with Son Recently [Treva S. Myers]
Treva S. Myers [1926-2002], who worked at a former bomber assembly plant during World War II and later helped operate a successful Amway distributorship, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday at Bellevue Care Center. She was 75.
After graduating in 1943  from Oberlin High School, Mrs. Myers moved to Michigan, where she was hired to install military radios in the nose sections of B-24 bombers built at Willow Run, near Ypsilanti.
"She was quite small," Miriam Sanders, her sister, said. "I don't think she was barely 5 feet tall, but she was able to work herself up into the nose of the plane."
Mrs. Myers worked there until the end of the war, married, and gave birth to a son. But in the early 1950s, the couple divorced. Mrs. Sanders said her sister gave custody of the son to her ex-husband, who eventually moved away.
"She had no money," she said. "About the only thing she could be was a waitress. She had a rough time. She never knew where he went."
Mrs. Myers married again, moving to Lima, Ohio, in the 1960s. She and her husband, the late Richard M. Myers, established a successful Amway distributorship in Bellevue.
Neva Murray, another sister, described her as warm and caring while noting that Mrs. Myers also "had a lot of determination."
But Mrs. Myers and her son, David Warrum, constantly longed to know the whereabouts of each other. That separation ended recently after family and friends found her son by searching Internet documents.
A career Army officer, he was living in Tacoma. Mr. Warrum drove to Ohio a month ago to visit his mother in a nursing home.
"When he went into her room, he was 17 feet away and she recognized him," Mrs. Sanders said. "He told us he had always wondered every day where his mother was."
Midge Covella, a friend, said Mr. Warrum visited with his mother for four days. "It was a warm, loving relationship," she said. "It was like they had never been separated."
Surviving are her son, David; brother, Neil Sanders; sisters, Neva Murray, Lola Trytten, Miriam and Mildred Sanders, Carol Saylor, and Lucretia S. Jacques.
Services will be private. The body will be at the Foos & Son Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The family requests tributes Victory Temple/Victory Kitchen in Sandusky or Back to the Wild wildlife rehabilitation and nature education center in Castalia, Ohio.
The Blade, Toledo, Ohio, Thursday, September 5, 2002, p. B4.