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Robert M.  Rooks, Jr.
Time: No Visitation

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Loudonville Cemetery

Robert M. Rooks, Jr., 77, of Perrysville died Friday morning, Oct. 14, 2016 in Wooster Community Hospital following a brief illness. Bob was born August 27, 1939 in Crestline and was the son of the late Robert M. and Dorothy Faye Stoner Rooks Sr. He was a 1957 graduate of Butler High School and proudly served in the US Airforce from 1957 through 1961 as a Command Post Specialist, and later served with the 179th Air National Guard. He lived in southern Ashland County for most of his life and owned and operated MCA and Mohican Excavating for 55 years with his wife. He was a recipient of the Horizon Award from Ashland County Soil & Water Conservation District and was known for his honesty, pleasant manner, and willingness to lend a helping hand. Bob was a member of the Air Force Association, the American Legion Post #257, the Hanover Lodge #115 F&AM, the King Cyrus Chapter #217 RAM, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, the Society of Professional Engineers holding numerous positions, and was a member of the Butler Co-Op, serving on its Board of Directors. In his spare time Bob loved to hunt and fish, garden, and cook his scrumptious BBQ chicken and prime rib.

Bob leaves his love, legacy, and many memorable times to his wife of 58 years, Connie A. Kulon Rooks, whom he met while stationed at Westover Airforce Base and married July 26, 1958; three sons: Allen (Christy) Rooks and Robert (Julie) Rooks, both of Perrysville, and Eric (Karen) Rooks of Loudonville; two daughters: Lisa (Gary) Smith of Bellville and Rebecca (Steve) Moffett of Jeromesville; 14 grandchildren: Nicole Rooks, Nathan (Lauren) Brian, Jessica (Josh) Mott, Matt Rooks, Mitch Rooks, Devon (Mike) Goudy, Christopher Rooks, Brittany Moffett, Kalyn (Tim) Pryor, Tara Moffett, Bradley Moffett, Molly Moffett, Jerry (Susan) Van Sickle, and Jason (Rose) Van Sickle; three great-grandchildren: Adalyn Goudy, Paisley Goudy, and Keagan Moffett. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clinton Rooks; infant twin sisters; and a step-grandson, Tyler Riffel.

A graveside service with Masonic rites and Military honors will be conducted at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19th at Loudonville Cemetery with Rev. Howard Burnett officiating. The Lindsey Funeral Home, 123 N. Market St., Loudonville, OH 44842 is assisting the Rooks family. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the funeral home to help the family defray expenses.

Jeffrey S.  Bradford
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 until 5:00PM
Special Services: Celebration of Life
Location: The Farm, 2079 Twp. Rd. 855, Ashland

Time: Private Family Service

Jeffrey S. Bradford, 59, of rural Ashland, died early Wednesday morning, October 12, 2016 in Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland after a courageous 18-year battle with cancer. Jeff was born on August 30, 1957 in Wooster and was a 1976 graduate of Medina Buckeye High School. He lived most of his life in the Litchfield-Wooster-Ashland areas. Jeff was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Ashland.

Jeff farmed and worked 21 years for Packaging Corporation of America, in Ashland, before retiring in 2005. After retirement he continued to spend his time farming, which he enjoyed doing most. He loved his livestock and grain farm and was proud to see his two sons and his grandchildren following in his agricultural footsteps. From childhood on, Jeff raised Polled Dorset sheep and developed a nationally recognized flock. He was a member and past-President of the Ohio Dorset Association, and a member of the Continental Dorset Club.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Luann Frank Bradford, whom he married July 2, 1983; two sons: Jeremy (Jennifer) Bradford of Wellington, and Justin (Chrissy Spencer) Bradford of rural Ashland; five grandchildren: Jared and Jordan Bradford, and Jackson, James, and Joslynn Bradford; his mother, JoAnn Bradford of Litchfield; his mother-in-law: Leann Frank of rural Ashland; one brother: Jay Bradford of Illinois; and one sister: Jill (Kevin) Brode of South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his father: G.L. Bradford; his grandparents: Carl and Lillian Bradford Sr., and Alva and Mary Braid; and his father-in-law: Ralph Frank.

Please join the Bradford family on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at 2:00-5:00pm, for a time of food and celebration of Jeff’s life at The Farm. The Farm is located at 2079 Twp. Road 855, Ashland, OH 44805. A private burial will be held at Vermillion Cemetery, Hayesville, OH. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Ashland, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805; or the Hayesville-Vermillion Fire Department, P.O. Box 242, Hayesville, OH 44838.

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