Obituaries

Dr. Donald Emerson Hale, Jr., 83, of Mansfield (formerly of Shelby) died December 3, 2017, at his home.
He was born May 17, 1934, in Rochester, MN to Dr. Donald E. and Marian (Pomroy) Hale. Don was a 1952 graduate of Shaker Heights High School, received his undergraduate degree at Miami University, and completed dental school at Case Western Reserve University. While at Miami University, he met Sara, his wife of 57 years. Don also served his country as a dentist in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1966, before opening his family practice in Shelby; he retired from dentistry in 2008.
Don enjoyed playing golf with his friends and was a very talented musician, playing numerous instruments. He played the bagpipes for the Royal Scots Highlanders and the trumpet for the Ribticklers Dixieland Jazz Band. He also belonged to SAC and to the Shelby Country Club. He had numerous hobbies including handball, bicycling and skeet shooting. Don enjoyed family vacations, especially when they included his grandchildren. He always looked forward to music camp trips with his brothers, Ed and Brad.
Survivors include his wife Sara (Burnett) Hale, whom he married August 15, 1959; son Kevin (Meredith) Hale of Woodstock, GA; daughters Kathy (Eric) Louttit of Brecksville, OH, Cary (Robert) Carcione of Ontario, OH and Sally Giefer of Lexington, OH; grandchildren Elizabeth Hale, Megan and Sara Louttit, Jane and Ty Carcione, Sheldon White and Clara and Lydia Giefer, and one brother Edward (Lynn) Hale of Muncie, Indiana.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Bradford and Malcolm Hale.
A private family celebration will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be sent to The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra or to The Renaissance Theatre at PO Box 789 Mansfield, OH 44901.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdulfuneralhome.com


Timothy “Tim” Jacob Henry, 18, of Savannah passed away, Monday, December 4, 2017.
He was born on November 13, 1999 in Ashland to Thomas and Stephanie (nee DuPlaga) Henry.
Tim was a Senior at Crestview High School, where he was in the choir. Throughout his life, he has enjoyed playing football, baseball, and wrestling. He also liked to fish. He was employed at Miller Hawkins. He was a member of the Savannah United Methodist Church where he assisted with audio visual.
Tim will be most notably remembered as being a fun loving, bright young man who loved others with an open heart. His true passion was creating poetry and music.
He is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Stephanie Henry of Savannah; one sister, Alissa Henry of Savannah; his paternal grandmother, Janice Henry of Shelby; his maternal grandparents, Michael and Barbara DuPlaga of Creston; his uncles and aunts, Wes DuPlaga, Gil (Christine) DuPlaga, Michelle (Jeff) Shuler, Dawn (Rod) Hopton, Annie Shepherd, and Faye (Dave) Metzger.
Tim is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jim Henry; uncles, Ronnie Shepherd and Dave Witchey; and one aunt, Angie DuPlaga.
Funeral services will be held, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Crestview High School, 1575 State Route 96, Ashland, Ohio 44805 with Reverend Johnnie F. Swann officiating. Interment will be in the Savannah Cemetery on Monday, December 11, 2017. Friends may call Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the school.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Savannah United Methodist Church, 10 West Main Street, Savannah, Ohio 44874.
For those who may not be able to attend, online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.


Lowell D. Kreager, age 77, resident of Greenwich, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born on June 28, 1940 in Newark, Ohio, the son of the late Frank and Eva (Claggett) Kreager and was raised on a Century Farm in Newark. Lowell attended the Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Ag Economics.
He taught high school vocational agriculture and was a FFA advisor in Ohio at Scio High School and later retiring from South Central High School in Greenwich. Mr. Kreager had mentored several State Farmers in his programs and was very successful in FFA judging contests with his dairy and livestock cattle teams. In later years, he was employed by the Ohio Seed Improvement Association and by the Ohio Agriculture Statistics Service.
Lowell was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, Ohio. He was a current and longtime Firelands Electric Cooperative Board member, a member of the Huron County FARM Club, and was a former member of the Greenwich Grange.
He is survived by his three children, Janet (Bob) Kelley of Rock Hall, Maryland, Dean (Becky) Kreager of Newark, Ohio, and Ellen (Dan) Van Dussen of Boardman, Ohio; six grandchildren, Dara, Ben, Colton, Shyla, Aidan, and Maya; a sister, Iris Eppley of Zanesville; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Beth M. (Oberhaus) Kreager on September 12, 2015.
Visitation was held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 (today) at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard with Pastor Janet Wittenmyer officiating. A graveside service will then be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Newark, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Spring Grove Cemetery Association for future preservation. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


Mollie (Metcalf) Limon, age 34, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. A celebration of life will follow at the Ripley Chapel Free Pentecostal Church of God on Old State Road from 3 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.


William A. Roth, age 84, resident of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and formerly of Willard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23 following a short illness.
Bill was born in Fremont on Nov. 6, 1933 to the late William and Adalene Roth. He lived in Willard for many years, was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and retired from MTD.
He is survived by his wife Alice (Pothast) Roth whom he married on May 7, 1955, two daughters Barb (Dave) Kilgore of Edgewater, Fla., Sue (Rob) Danhoff of Willard, two sons, Jim (Sally) Roth of Willard and Tom Roth of Willard, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Bill enjoyed traveling, polka dancing and sports.
There will be a memorial mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Willard on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
If desired, donations may be made to the Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32129.

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