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Nancy L.  Wigton
(2/19/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 10:30 until 11:30 AM
Location: Zion Lutheran Church

Funeral:
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Zion Lutheran Church



Nancy L. Wigton, 84, of Loudonville died Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 2017 in Colonial Manor Health Care Center Loudonville, following a two year battle with cancer. She was born June 15, 1932 in Ashland and was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle (Smith) Grabill. She had lived in Loudonville most of her life, working at the Mohican Youth Camp for many years, cashiering at the Budd School Cafeteria, and working for the First National Bank of Ashland. Following her retirement she was the hostess at the Loudonville Pizza Hut. Nancy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council and attending the Bible Study Classes. She was also one of the co-hosts of the WZLP Radio Station’s Monday morning show “The Hen House”. Nancy had been a volunteer at the McMullen Elementary School and was an L-P Music Booster member.

She is survived by two sons: Doug Wigton of Springfield, and Steve (Beth) Wigton of Lancaster; and five grandchildren: Cassiana Martin, Matthew (Amanda) Wigton, Mallory Wigton, Jennifer Wigton, and Rebecca Wigton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Scott D. Wigton in 2014, her daughter, Sally Wigton in 1962, and her brother, Sam Grabill.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 AM in Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville conducted by Rev. Scott Henderson. Private burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church (10:30 – 11:30) on Friday. Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, 222 East Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.



 
Albert L.  Strother
(2/19/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 5:00 until 8:00 pm & 1 Hr. prior to funeral
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Nashville Church of Christ


Albert L. Strother, 83, of Nashville, died Sunday evening, February 19, 2017 in LifeCare Hospice, Wooster after a short illness. He was born August 20, 1933 in Berlin and was the son of the late Albert and Marjorie (Morris) Strother. Albert was a 1951 graduate of Glenmont High School and member of Nashville Church of Christ, and a former member of the Nashville Fire Department. He was the Vice-President of Sales and co-founder of G&S Titanium, Wooster before his retirement in 1993. He was an ‘old-school’ style salesman who nostalgically remembered when deals were always handled face to face or over an invitation to dinner at your home. Albert was also a former employee of Armeco and Astro. After a day at work he came home to his farm just outside of Nashville, where he raised belted Galloway cattle. He enjoyed coon hunting and golfing, but his love was watching his grandchildren’s many activities at West Holmes Schools.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn M. Banbury Strother, whom he married October 3, 1952; four sons, Denny (Megan) Strother of Lakeville, Kevin L. (Kathy) Strother of Creston, Keith (Christine) Strother of Odell’s Lake, and Gail (Tera) Strother of Glenmont; 10 grandchildren, RaChel Thompson, Lance Strother, Alicha Strother, Brooke Strother, Lucas Strother, Tyra Bruce, Rachel Koch, Paiten Strother, Chase Geiselman, and Bella Strother; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene “Mickey” (Barbara) Strother of Brinkhaven, and two sisters, Sophia (Richard) Doyle of Big Prairie and Janie Clark of Wooster.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00pm in Nashville Church of Christ with Minister Brad Dobson, officiating. Burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8pm in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE and one hour prior to services (1-2 PM) on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Nashville Church of Christ, 13457 State Route 39, Big Prairie, OH 44611.



 
Dale H.  Smithhisler
(2/19/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 until 8:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home



Dale H. Smithhisler, 90, of Butler, died Sunday morning, February 19, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 11, 1926 in Knox County, the son of the late Ralph and Martha (Wolfe) Smithhisler. Dale worked 21 years as a crane operator for Cooper-Bessemer, Mohican Sand and Gravel Company, the Richland County Highway Department, and as an equipment operator for Worthington Township. In 1974 he moved to Nome, Alaska and he began working for his cousin, Donald Smithhisler at B&R Tug and Barge. In Alaska he also worked as an equipment operator for Martinson Gravel and Crane and with Local 302 Operators’ Union. In 1996 he returned to Ohio where he owned and operated a backhoe, dozer, and favorite dump truck, “Bahama Mama”. On September 24, 1950 he married his sweetheart, Wanda Jean Harris, and she died April 25, 1990.

Dale loved having a good time, dancing, playing cards, pitching horse shoes, traveling in his motor home, and enjoying his children and grandchildren. He was especially proud of his John Deere tractors and his classic cars, including a 1926 Ford Model T.

Dale is survived by 3 children; Barbara Moore of Fairbanks, AK, Judy (Doug) Martinson of Nome, AK, and Larry (Amy) Smithhisler of Butler; six grandchildren; and 12 twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his four siblings: Carl, Paul and Earl Smithhisler and Reda Robinson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00am in Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville with Pastor Biff Smithhisler officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may visit Thursday from 6-8pm in Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.



 
Buford Henry “Buck” Holt
(2/13/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 until 11:00 am
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home


Buford Henry “Buck” Holt, 92, of Loudonville peacefully passed away from us on Monday morning, February 13, 2017 in Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster. He bore Parkinson’s Disease with courage and good nature for almost 30 years until the Lord released him from it. He was born September 27, 1924 in Cornelia, GA to the late Albert Neville Holt and Elizabeth Culver. Known to his family and friends as Buck, he was a hard worker from earliest childhood. His first job was delivering milk from a horse-drawn wagon which instilled a love for driving. That early experience developed into a 50-year career of long-haul trucking, an occupation that began as “something fun” and became a profession in which he had great pride.

After driving literally millions of miles, Buck and Doris enjoyed their retirement in Greenville, SC, where he became an expert in antique furniture restoration and decorative caning. Notably, he was an accomplished designer and builder of complex and beautiful stained glass windows. In 2004, he and Doris moved to Loudonville to be near family and became a much-loved figure of central Loudonville. Parkinson’s Disease had put a cruel end to his manual dexterity but he learned to delight his neighbors with country western music played (loudly) on his CD player from the front porch of their home. Once a trucker, always a trucker….

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 67 years, Doris Ann Taylor Holt; his faithful son, Donald (Dr. Roxanne Baumgartner) Holt of Loudonville; two daughters: Delores (Charles) Roof of Bourbonnais, IL, and Betty Carol Rousseau of Prescott, AZ; a daughter-in-law: Mary Glen Allison of Houston, TX; six cherished grandchildren: Craig (Jean) Allison of Dallas, TX, Dr. Jason Allison of Houston, TX, Rev. Joe (Kim) Roof of Schenectady, NY, Shawna (Kevin) Alderman of Mechanicville, NY, Sandra Roof of Bradley, IL, Kendra Rousseau of Prescott, AZ; seven beautiful great-grandchildren; three sisters: Louise (Crawford) Irvin of Cornelia, GA, Jennie Thompson of Winston Salem, NC, and Beverly Ann (Jim) Oliver of Dallas, TX, and a number of well accomplished nephews and nieces. He is reunited in Heaven with parents, and his beloved son, Buford Henry “Bucky” Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, Feb. 17 at 11:00 in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE with his grandson, Rev. Joe Roof, officiating. Private family burial will follow in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday morning from 10-11, one hour prior to services in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be offered to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 833 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.




 
Doris Ann  Drevniak
(2/13/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 until 7:00 PM
Special Services: 6:45 Christian Wake Services
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: St. Peter Catholic Church


Doris Ann Drevniak, 83, of Loudonville passed away peacefully at the Kobacker House in Columbus on Monday, February 13, 2017 following a 2-1/2 month illness. She was born Oct. 16, 1933 in Cleveland and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Kulic Lakatos. Doris had a beautiful soul and loved to laugh and never knew a stranger. She enjoyed socializing with her many friends through the years, especially at Mellor’s Restaurant. Doris loved to read and was particularly fond of puzzle books and watching Elvis Presley movies. She was a wonderful cook and made delicious Polish/Slovak dishes. Doris was particularly proud when the Ashland Times Gazette featured a full page article about her and the recipes she used in preparing many of her traditional Polish dishes. For many years Doris was employed as the cook with Judson Hills Church Camp and retired as the cook for Mansfield Plumbing Products. On August 18, 1956 she married Walter “Tony” Drevniak at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Cleveland and he died August 1, 1986.

Doris is survived by two sons: David (Angie) Drevniak of Loudonville and Anthony Drevniak of Akron; three daughters: Marianne (Russell) Townsend of Powell, Gayle Drevniak of Loudonville, Janice (Mark) Stauffer of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren: Daniel (Jamie) Tyson, Christy (Kurtis) Baldner, Benjamin Funk, Nicholas and Jillian Stauffer; and two great-grandchildren: Thea and Finn Baldner. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Paul Lakatos. Doris will be forever missed and remembered with much love.

A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church, Loudonville with Father Vincent Hawk officiating. A luncheon in the church hall will follow the Mass. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brookpark, OH. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 4-7 PM in the LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE where Christian Wake Services will be held at 6:45 PM. There will also be a visitation on Thursday morning from 10-10:45 in the funeral home.




 
Helen I.   Heffelfinger
(2/12/2017)
Visitation:
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 until 8:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Funeral:
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home



Helen I. Heffelfinger, 89, of rural Loudonville died Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2017 in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville following an extended illness. Helen was born Mar. 10, 1927 in Knox County and was the daughter of the late Otto A. and Ora A. Richert Motz. She was a 1945 graduate of Loudonville High School and had lived in the Loudonville area most of her life. She was a homemaker and farmwife where she was actively involved in the milking operations and daily bookkeeping of the family farm well into her eighties. Helen was a member of Trinity Community Church, Loudonville where she enjoyed serving her church through maintenance and building projects. On Nov. 24, 1948 she married Harley E. Heffelfinger at Zion Lutheran Church, Jelloway, and he died Sept. 23, 2012.

Helen is survived by her son, Douglas (Phyllis) Heffelfinger of rural Loudonville; her daughter, Lucinda (Jim) Pyers of rural Perrysville; four grandchildren: Ryan (Tracy) Pyers, Lindsey (Jonah Roush) Pyers, Emily and Andrea Heffelfinger; four great-grandchildren: Keegan and Gage Pyers, and Taylor and Morgan Sutter; two brothers: Richard (Dorothy) Motz and Ernest Motz, all of Loudonville; and one sister: Ruth Keister of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister: Annabelle Ruehling.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 AM in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE with Pastor John Temple officiating. Burial will follow in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 PM in Lindsey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Community Church, 127 S. Union St., Loudonville, OH 44842.



 
 
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