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Dorothy Martin Adkins, '75, Springfield, OH, died April 22, 1998. She was formerly a teacher in the Springfield Public School System and wife and nurse of the late Dr. Thornton Grimes. Her survivors include three daughters, two sons, two stepdaughters, 11 grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.
Norma Nelson Balsley, '42, Los Angeles, CA, died April 24, 1998. A retired accounting clerk of the Thrifty Corp., she was very active in local church and community organizations. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren. Her husband, Glen 0. Balsley, '43, '45S, preceded her in death.
Robert H. Bean, '50, Jamesville, NY, died April 10, 1998. He retired in 1991 as vice-president of Syracuse China Co., and had also been general manager of Shenango China Co., New Castle, PA. A U.S. Army veteran, he was an active member of his community and in 1958 was selected as Ashtabula County's "Man of the Year." Survivors include his wife, a daughter, two sons, three step-daughters, seven grandchildren, and a brother.
William F. Behrens, '29S, Whiting, NJ, died Feb. 16, 1997. A Lutheran minister, he last served as a special assistant to the president with the New Jersey Synod of the LCA. Surviving are two daughters, a son, William R. Behrens, '63, nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Former insurance agent, Robert C. Blakeslee, '36, Bay Village, OH, died Jan. 19, 1998. His survivors include his wife, three daughters, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond W. Blakeslee, '35.
Raymond T. "Ted" Davis, '43, Toledo, OH, died Nov. 29, 1997. During World War II, he served as an officer with the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater. In 1984, he retired from the Wall Street Journal as the district advertising manager in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Sally Houghton Davis, '42, two sons, including Geoffrey H. Davis, '65, a daughter, Jane Davis Shaw, '68, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Mary Alice Moyer Eby, '30, Harrisburg, PA, died Jan. 8, 1996. Before her retirement, she was a personnel analyst with the State of Pennsylvania. Survivors include a sister, a brother, and a niece, Anne Shutters Krick, '66. A brother, Arthur L. Moyer, '32, predeceased her.
Ingrid Andersen Eckler, '33, Delray Beach, FL, died Feb. 23, 1998. She founded the Palm Beach County Public Library system and the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. For the past three decades, she chaired commissions involved in revisions of the state constitution. Surviving are her husband, three sons, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters.
Erwin J. Fanta, '31, Bexley, OH, died April 5, 1998. An independent real estate and industrial broker in the greater Columbus, OH, area, he was active in civic affairs and politics. Survivors include a son, a daughter, six grandchildren, and a sister.
Layne Reiger Fox, '51, Springfield, OH, died April 8, 1998. A writer, psychologist, and recognized miniaturist, she retired in 1979 from the Springfield City Schools after serving as a counselor and teacher for 25 years. A step-son, C. Fred Fox, '60, a step-daughter, and several cousins survive.
Robert C. Hanes, '24, Springfield, OH, died April 17, 1998. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of colonel and receiving many military decorations. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific and in the Korean conflict, he was the deputy commanding officer of the Port of Pusan, South Korea. Following retirement from the military, he was terminal superintendent of the Boise-Griffin Steamship Co. and treasurer of the American Stevedores, New York, NY. A member of First Lutheran Church, he was active in many fraternal and civic organizations. He is survived by two sons, Peter F. Hanes, '59, and Phillip C. Hanes, '52, a daughter-in-law, Carol Harvitt Hanes, '59, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Wilbert R. Hilbrink, '48, Los Gatos, CA, died Feb. 14, 1998. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps Signal Corps and during the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Air Force. A professional journalist, he served as head of the news bureau for Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Sunnyvale. After retirement, he worked for Ace Rural Supply Hardware. Survivors include his wife, Jean Frye Hilbrink, '41, a daughter, three sons, two grandchildren, a sister, a brother, Bernard J. Hilbrink, '49, and a nephew, John E. Hilbrink, '82, and his wife, Diane Armatrout Hilbrink, '82.
Frederick J. Holl, '43, Springfield, OH, died June 1, 1998. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a buyer for Main Auto. An active member of Central Christian Church, he is survived by his wife, a brother, a sister-in-law, Ruth Kurdt Holl, '45, and a niece, Sandra Holl McClintock, '70. A sister Katherine R. Holl, '52, preceded him in death.
Jack G. Horner, '50, Clear Lake Shores, TX, died Feb. 4, 1998. He was a nationally known industrial designer who worked on many NASA projects. His wife, two daughters, five grandchildren, and a brother-inlaw, Samuel Kovac Jr., '51, survive.
Nancy Agle Householder, '46, Grove City, OH, died April 26, 1998. A retired teacher from South Western City Schools, she was a member of Cypress Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her husband, Harry M. Householder, '49, two daughters, a grandson, a sister, a brother, several cousins, nieces, and a nephew. Her cousins, Christine LeFevre Wolfe, '28, and John D. LeFevre, '33, preceded her in death.
James M. Grimm, '26, New Carlisle, OH, died April 12, 1998. A dairy farmer for 20 years, he is survived by a daughter and a grandson. His wife, Catherine Brosey Grimm, '26, predeceased him.
Edward R. Johnson, '19, Springfield, OH, died May 20, 1998. During World War I, he served with the U.S. Navy. He taught at every level of education from elementary to university. He served as principal for several Ohio schools and as associate professor of journalism at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He also was educational director for the American Legacy Association. A member of Grace Lutheran Church, he was active with many political, fraternal, and professional organizations. Survivors include a niece, two step-daughters, Miriam Lauver Anspach, '50, and Phyllis Lauver Schmitt, '45, two step-sons, including Hugh 0. Lauver,'44, and 17 step-grandchildren, including Cheryl Lauver Haerr, '70. His first wife, Maude Corey Johnson, '25, his second wife, Mary Snyder Johnson, '19, and two stepsons, Glen A. Lauver, '53, and Robert G. Lauver, '42, preceded him in death.
Robert A. Kehoe, '50, Cedar Springs, MI, died May 2, 1998. He retired in 1980 after 20 years as the district manager of the Social Security Office, Ann Arbor, MI. Most recently, he was an interpretive teacher for the Kent Intermediate School District at the Howard Christensen Nature Center. He is survived by his wife and several nieces and nephews.
Michael Kovalick, '51, New Port Richey, FL, died April 23, 1998. A World War II Army veteran, he was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed/Martin Corp. for 28 years before retiring in 1986. An active member of his community, he is survived by his wife, two daughters, three grandchildren, two brothers, and four sisters.
Clara Crockett Williams Long, '47, Dunedin, FL, died May 19, 1998. A retired elementary school teacher, she was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the community. Survivors include a daughter, a step-son, a stepdaughter, and two grandchildren.
Wylda Cory Longanecker, '43, Three Rivers, MI, died March 10, 1998. A retired school teacher, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church and active with the Three Rivers Art Center. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two granddaughters,and several nephews, including Jerold S. Cory, '62.
Ruth Lentz Meissner, '26, formerly of Bradenton, FL, died April 24, 1998, in Indianapolis, IN. A homemaker, she is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren.
Julia Davis Meranda, '67, Springfield, OH, died April 23, 1998. She had served as acting director of Community Hospital School of Nursing and retired as head nurse of Wittenberg Health Services and Clark State Health Services. A long time member of Central United Methodist Church, she is survived by her husband, Charles R. Meranda, '48, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Hoover Morrow, '44, Cable, OH, died Sept. 30, 1996. She retired as an elementary and special education teacher from the Triad Schools after 38 years of service. A member of Cable United Methodist Church and many community organizations, she is survived by four sons, including Robert M. Morrow, '58, three daughters, including Janet Morrow Crouch, '69, 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a sister, Margaret Hoover Russell, '32. Her husband, Robin R. Morrow, '14, preceded her in death.
Danny W. Pitzer, '71, Winona Lake, IN, died April 12, 1998. He was a 12-year associate minister of First Christian Church, Warsaw, IN, and the former manager of Berean Christian Book Store, Cincinnati, OH. His survivors include his wife, two daughters, and a sister.
Helen Clemans Rehm, '30, London, OH, died March 21, 1998. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Eastern Star, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her husband, a son, three grandchildren, including Tamara Rehm Givens, '88, and William K. Rehm, '85, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Dortha Clemans Dement, '32, and a brother.
Donovan D. Rummel, '30, Bellville, OH, died March 17, 1998. A former science and math teacher, he served as superintendent of many school districts before retiring in 1973 from the Ontario Schools. His second career was with the Shafer Valve Co., Mansfield, OH. An active member of the Ontario United Methodist Church and his community, he was the recipient of the Richland County Outstanding Citizen Award in 1997. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Morris Rummel, '30, two daughters, including Marjorie Rummel TeWinkle, '61, two grandchildren, and a greatgrandson.
Frederick A. Sakel, '54, Monroe, MI, a former teacher, assistant principal, and assistant superintendent for Jefferson Schools, died July 19, 1996. He was an educator for 37 years, retiring in 1994. During the Korean Conflict, he served with the U.S. Army, receiving the Good Conduct medal. Surviving arc two sons, a brother, and a sister.
0. Ivan Schreiber, '43, Pomona, CA, died April 10, 1998. During World War 11, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot with the 15' Air Force in Italy. In 1983, he retired as professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Survivors include his wife, his mother, a daughter, two brothers, and three sisters.
Philip R. Stephenson, '28, Kern City, CA, died Dec. 8, 1997. An avid golfer, he was Wittenberg's first golf coach and proud of his five holes-in-one. He was an operations manager for Universal CIT until his retirement in 1967. He is survived by his wife, Lucile Jones Stephenson, '28, a daughter, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Terry Stevenson Supple, '76, Philadelphia, PA, died Aug. 13, 1997. A writer, she was an active member of her church. Surviving are her husband, her parents, two sons, three daughters, two sisters, and cousins, Roger A. Stevenson, '68, and Janet Stevenson Armstrong, '74, and her husband, Richard C. Armstrong, '74.
Mary Staley Wise, '30, formerly of Yellow Springs, OH, died April 4, 1998, in Springfield, OH. She was an active member of the Yellow Springs community and the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a nephew, and a grandniece. A sister, Ruth Staley, '16MA, and a brother, John C. Staley, '41, predeceased her.
Alice McDonald Woods, '23, South Charleston, OH, died April 10, 1998. She retired in 1970 after 31 years of service as a school teacher with the Clark County School System. An active member of her community, she was one of the oldest members of the Lagonda United Methodist Church. Her survivors include her husband, a daughter,Donna Woods Parks, '58, a granddaughter, Terri Jones Fugh, '80, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donna Jones Youngs, '49, formerly of Springfield, OH, died Feb. 10, 1998, in Scroggins, TX. She had been an executive secretary and homemaker. A member of Central United Methodist Church, she is survived by a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren. Her father, Harley 0. Jones, '19, preceded her in death.
Wittenberg Magazine P.O. Box 720 Springfield, Ohio 45501-0720
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