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Mabel Tanner Hummon, Dayton, OH, died April 13, 2001. A member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, she is survived by a daughter, and two grandsons. Her husband, J. Mack Hummon ’23, predeceased her.
Luise Kuhlman Stilson, Columbus, OH, died Nov. 19, 2000. A member of Chi Omega sorority, she was an active member of First Community Church and her community. Two sons, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and cousins, Eunice Limmer Thom ’40, and John W. Julius’66, survive.
Bernice Reidenback Overholt, Middle Point, OH, died Dec. 5, 2000. A teacher with the Lincolnview School System for 32 years before her retirement, she served as an organist at Trinity Lutheran Church where she was an active member. She is survived by four sons, including David L. Overholt ’69, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
James D. Redding, Gaithersburg, MD, died Nov. 16, 2000. An aerospace engineer who helped develop aeronautical standards for aircraft production during his career with the Defense Department and private companies, he retired in 1970 as director of international development with Sperry Rand Corp., Washington, D.C. His honors include the Society of Automotive Engineers presidential citation in 1988. An active member of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, he was also a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Surviving are his wife, three sons, three stepchildren, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Virginia Morris Rummel, Columbus, OH, died Jan. 11, 2000. A homemaker, she was a member of Ontario United Methodist Church and several civic organizations. She is survived by two daughters, including Marjorie Rummel TeWinkle ’61, two grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Blanche Hasskarl Schwartz, Yardley, PA, died March 16, 2001. She was a substitute teacher with the Pennsbury School district for many years. Prior to that, she was a social worker for the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. A member of the Woodside Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society, she is survivied by a daughter, two grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a sister and brother-in-law, George R. ’47, and Ernestine Hasskarl Harman, ’42.
Mary Swingle Shai, Zanesville, OH, died Jan. 19, 2001. She was a teacher and chair of the economics department until her retirement from Zanesville High School. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, she is survived by a daughter, Nancy Shai Azbell ’63, two sisters, Elizabeth Swingle Meyer ’32 and Lucy Swingle Shoemaker ’34, and many nieces and nephews, including Peter A. Swingle ’78 and his wife, Linda Williams Swingle ’76. A sister, Ruth Swingle Baumberger ’38, followed her in death. Two brothers, Solomon L. Swingle ’30 and H. Jacob Swingle ’36, predeceased her.
Grace Licklider Stickley, Urbana, OH, died Jan. 8, 2001. An active member of Westville United Methodist Church, she taught school for 33 years in Champaign County before retiring from Graham South Elementary. Her survivors include two daughters, a step-daughter, two foster children, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and a sister.
Esther Phenegar Longbrake, Sidney, OH, died March 10, 2001. A teacher with the Sidney City School System for 40 years, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star. There are no known survivors.
Margaret E. McGregor, Springfield, OH, died March 2, 2001. A member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Covenant Presbyterian Church and several community organizations, she retired from BOMAG. Survivors include a sister-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including Peter R. McGregor ’75. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert R. McGregor ’24, a sisterin- law, Maxine Rhoades McGregor ’32, and cousins, Dorothy Brain DeGraw ’19 and Virginia Brain Sellers ’24.
Leona VanNess Same, Lexington, KY, died Jan. 29, 2001. She spent most of her life in service in her home, with the Webster United Methodist Church and in nursing positions at various hospitals. She leaves her husband, a daughter, two sons and seven grandchildren. A brother, George H. VanNess’32, ’35MA, predeceased her.
Eilene Messenger Ulrey, Fort Wayne, IN, died Dec. 15, 2000. She was an elementary teacher for 30 years starting in a one-room school house in rural Morrow County, then three years in Mount Gilead and then the majority of her years at Cardington-Lincoln Elementary from where she retired. An active member of First United Methodist Church and her community, she leaves two daughters, four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.
Frederick D. Leatherman, Myrtle Beach, SC, died April 29, 2000. A member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, he served in New Guinea as a captain with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Before his retirement he served with the State Department Foreign Service in India and Cuba. His wife, a son, two sisters, including Nancy Leatherman Keller ’50, and several nieces and nephews survive.
Margaret “Margo” Baker King, Steubenville, OH, died Nov. 3, 2000. A member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she was an English teacher in the public schools of Zanesville, Ohio, Newport, R.I., Durham, N.C., and Steubenville, Ohio. She also served as the youth director and executive secretary of the Y.W.C.A. of Zanesville and as director of the Steubenville Y.W.C.A. An active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and her community, she is survived by her husband, a daughter, two granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins, including William R. Baker ’67 and his wife, Karen Halgren Baker ’67, and a sister-in-law, Suzanne Bulkley Baker ’42. A cousin, John B. Bast Jr. ’50, followed her in death. Preceding her in death were her father, Frederick W. Baker ’14, a brother, William F. Baker ’41, an aunt, G. Kathryn Baker ’27, a cousin, Earl L. Mast ’37, and his wife, Jean Hunter Mast ’36.
Lawrence E. Schaefer, Flint, MI, died April 6, 2000. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. After 35 years, he retired in 1976 as a professor of mathematics at the General Motors Institute. An active member of Woodside Church and his community, he is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rodger L. Schaefer ’27.
Frederick W. Sharke, Bullhead City, AZ, died Nov. 29, 2000. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he served as a corporal with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a teacher and athletic coach with schools in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Greenville, OH, and Arcanum, OH. His wife, Jean Anderson Sharke ’51, three children and six grandchildren survive.
George S. Horner ’65 M.Ed., Springfield, OH, died March 17, 2001. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving as a captain with the 8th Air Force in Germany. He was awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service as a bomardier. A former executive secretary for the Chillicothe (OH) Y.M.C.A., he also was program and membership chair for the Springfield Y.M.C.A. before retiring as a school administrator from the Springfield Public Schools. A member of Central United Methodist Church and active at St. John’s Lutheran Church, he volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, a stepson, three grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, Martha Tuttle Horner ’45, and a nephew, John T. Horner ’75.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Garden Grove, CA, died Feb. 28, 2001. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he served as a seabee in the South Pacific Theater with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from his position as a procurement officer with the U.S. Air Force in 1985. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, three sons, eight grandchildren and two brothers, including Charles M. Kennedy ’50.
Leroy J. Wagner, Springfield, OH, died Jan. 21, 2001. A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was co-owner and operator of Wagner’s Service, Inc., retiring in 1993. A member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and various fraternal organizations, he leaves his wife, six children, 10 grandchildren, a brother, a sister, and several nieces and nephews, including Angela J. Trego 2004.
James R. Ling, Somerset, PA, died June 7, 2000. He served churches in Kentucky and Michigan before becoming pastor for 36 years at Friedens (PA) Evangelical Lutheran Church. He also served as chaplain for 28 years at the Somerset State Hospital. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, a son and four grandchildren.
Frederick H. Neuhardt, Springfield, OH, died March 17, 2001. During the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Lexington. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a logistics systems central officer and volunteered for 20 years with the Beatty Fire Dept. A member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he is survived by his wife, a son, two step-sons, two step-daughters, 14 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, a brother and his mother-inlaw. His first wife, Shirley Whittington Neuhardt ’55, predeceased him.
Marlin J. Thomas, Salisbury, NC, died Jan. 20, 2001. He was an economics professor at Catawba College and chair of the business education department at Rowan- Cabarrus Community College. He is survived by two sons and an uncle, Laddie E. Farish ’50. Preceding him in death were two aunts, Dorothy Linville Farish’28 and Ada Farish Ervin ’20, and an uncle, Harold A. Ervin ’29.’60
Lee Ann Sadler, Pataskala, OH, died Jan. 19, 2001. She was a bus driver for the Pickerington Local School System, an employee of Laidlaw Education Services and a member of Peace United Methodist Church and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Former coach and athletic director at Capital University, she was an avid golfer, played field hockey, was a nationally rated hockey official and was an inductee of Wittenberg’s Athletic Hall of Honor. A sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews survive.
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