Obituaries

Lucille Johnson, age 98, resident of Shelby died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born February 5, 1920 in Carter County, KY to John E. & Annie (Fraley) Jones, she had been a Mansfield/Shelby resident the majority of her life. Lucille had worked for Mansfield Plating for 33 years and then she had worked for Design Metal Products for ten years. She attended Crossroads Church and enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flowers.
She is survived by her daughter, Wilma (Don) McKinney of Shelby; one granddaughter, Vicki (Dean) Blankenship of Niota TN; one grandson, Scott (Jean) McKinney; four great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; one sister, Goldie Lambert of Mansfield, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arlie Johnson in 1977, two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Rosa Mae Futrell and one great grandson, Joshua Merritt.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday May 19, 2018 the Barkdull Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Schag officiating. Interment will be held in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 10:00AM~11:00AM. Memorial expressions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice or the donor's Choice.


Gary Lynn Page, 71, passed away on Monday May 14, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born on December 3, 1946 in Galion, Ohio son of the late Robert and Louise (Buck) Page.
A proud Buckeye and avid football fan, he graduated from The Ohio State University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science and in 1972 with a Doctorate in Veterinary medicine. He founded Malletts Bay Veterinary Hospital in 1974 where he practiced as a small animal veterinarian until his retirement in 2011, when his son Dustin took over the practice.
Gary will be remembered by his loved ones for his quick wit and love of laughter.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Susan (Parsons) Page, his daughter Kristen Page Wright and husband Corin Wright, his son Dustin Page and wife Sara Wohlhueter-Page, a brother John Page and wife JoAnne, a sister Janet Whitehill and husband Ronald, several nieces and nephews, grandchildren Alistair Wright (10), Sebastian Wright (8), Cassandra Wright (7) and granddaughter Devyn Lynn Page who was born on May 15, 2018. He was especially proud of his 2 children who followed him into the medical field. His daughter Kristen is a physician and his son Dustin is also a veterinarian.
His family would like to thank Dr. David Kaminski as well as the physicians and nurses of the Emergency Department and Medical ICU at the University of Vermont medical center for their care during his brief hospitalization.
Per Gary’s wishes there will be no public visiting hours. A graveside funeral service for family will be held on Saturday May 19. Memorial contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com


Virginia Markwell-Albright, age 94, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby with family by her side.
Born September 13, 1923 in Herndon, WV, to Perry and Hessie (Lewis) Hall she had been a Shelby resident the majority of her life.  A 1942 graduate of Shelby High School,  she was employed for 32 years with UFORMA - Miami Systems, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of the VFW Post #291 Women's Auxiliary and attended Taylortown Community Church.
Survivors include one son, Dennis (Pat) Markwell of Shelby; five grandchildren, Amy, Jeff, Todd, Lee, and Jennifer; ten great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen (Kent) Eyler of Shelby; Lucille Van Loo of Plymouth; Lois (James) Miller of Clarksville, TN; and Beulah "Boots" Ream of Mansfield; nieces; nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Markwell; second husband, John Albright; daughter, Joyce Riddle; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Homer (Eleanor) Hall and Perry, Jr. (Louis) Hall, Robert Hall; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline (Mason) Markwell; two infant brothers, one infant sister; sister-in-law Carmella Cook and brother-in-law John Van Loo.
Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday May 18, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 PM. A funeral service will be at 12:00 PM. Chaplain Randy Barlow with Hospice of North Central Ohio will officiate with interment at Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio Ashland 1050 Dauch Drive Ashland, OH 44805 and/or to the Taylortown Community Church 2656 Taylortown Rd, Shelby, OH 44875.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com


Bruce Alan Kennedy, 68, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was born October 30, 1949, in Pontiac, Michigan, to the late Donald W. and Eileen Viola (Loomis) Kennedy.
Bruce was raised in Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School in 1967. He retired from General Motors as a tool and die maker in 2009 after 40 years of service. Bruce had a wide variety of interests including: art, music, history and cooking. He enjoyed remote control planes and woodworking. In his younger years, he was an adept skier and racquetball player. Bruce was also an avid reader and enjoyed the rush of the wind while sailing.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Zivoder) Kennedy; two sons, Brian Kennedy of Atlanta, GA and Evan Kennedy of Lexington; a sister, Sara (John) Pallay of Ontario; brother-in-law, Richard Hamman of GA; one niece; and one nephew. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Hamman; and a brother, Mike Kennedy.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The memorial service will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m. with Celebrant Mark Dettmer officiating.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com


William L. "Bill" Roberts III, age 59, resident of Mansfield died Tuesday, May 15 at Liberty Nursing Center in Mansfield.
Survived by daughter, Crystal (Dustin) Sheriff of Mansfield; one granddaughter Sommar Sheriff and other relatives.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held 3-5 PM Friday May 18 at the Barkdull Funeral Home.


Bertha Barnett, 93, of New London, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at home. She was born on Jan. 18, 1925 to the late Walter and Sadie Belle (nee DuBois) Hartman. Bertha lived in Sandusky for many years before returning to Fitchville in 1970.
Bertha was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in New London. She enjoyed spending time outside gardening, crocheting, and making doilies and afghan blankets. Bertha enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing card games, especially Skipbo. Bertha enjoyed baking and her family will always remember her homemade donuts. She cherished children. Every evening before bed she would recite the comforting words of Psalm 23.
Survivors include her son Ephraim E. “Bub” Barnett, of Ruggles, and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ephraim E. Barnett; infant children Bertha and David Barnett; daughter Betty Lou Elliott; and siblings Leroy Hartman and Alberta Henderson.
A funeral service was held Tuesday the First Baptist Church of New London, 432 Park Ave, New London with Rev. Dan Moore officiating. Burial followed at Ashland Co. Memorial Park.
Donations may be directed to either the First Baptist Church or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, 44870. Condolences may be expressed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.



Anne Marie (nee Von Kamp) Parsons, 51, of New London, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 after a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Anne taught twenty-seven years in the New London School District as a second and third grade teacher. She loved teaching, hated the state testing, and always found fun and creative ways of conveying her content in her own way.
Spending time with her family was her favorite thing to do, especially family game night. She also had a passion for hosting foreign exchange students, having hosted 14 students over many years. Her daughters and grandson meant the world to her, and she loved going to all their activities no matter how far she had to travel.
Anne was a member of the Hartland Center Community Church. It was her faith in Christ that allowed her to battle her disease so strongly. Because of her faith in the Lord she now resides in Heaven with a new body.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Mick; daughter and son-in-law, Kirsten and Nate Phelps of South Amherst, OH; daughter, Neely Parsons at home; grandson, Bryce Parsons, mother and stepfather, Jeanne and Harold Rarden of Flemingsburg, KY; brothers, Erik and Kyle Von Kamp, and many foreign exchange students that called her “mom.”
She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Von Kamp; maternal grandparents, Lily and Elwin Wiley and paternal grandparents, Norman and Myrtle Von Kamp.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. for New London School staff members only at New London Schools, 1 Wildcat Drive in New London and again from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. for the general public. Funeral services will be held at the same location at New London Schools on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Street Cemetery. A lunch reception will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Hileman Building.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the “Anne Von Kamp Parsons Scholarship Fund” at any Sutton Bank. Online condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.


Barbara A. Parsons, 62, of New London, died Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018 at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1955 in New London. Barb had lived in the New London area most of her life. She had attended Mapleton and New London Schools.
Barb had worked at Kent Sporting Goods in New London as a seamstress for several years and at The Laurels of New London for several years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and genealogy.
She is survived by her husband, Freeman Parsons, Jr.; her children, Valerie (Richard) Houghtland, Freeman (Ravyn) Parsons, III, Jared (Robyn) Parsons; five grandchildren, Richard Houghtland, Jr., Bethany Houghtland, Riley Parsons, Dylan Parsons, Paige Parsons; her father, Roger Meade; her siblings, Roger W. “Bud” (Angie) Meade, John M. Meade, Mary T. McCallister, and Dorothy (Darrell) Sword.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Fay Meade, sister, Rose Marie Meade, brother, Alex Meade, and nephew, Thomas McCallister.
Friends may call from 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with Evangelist Charles Mead officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Street Cemetery, New London.
Online condolences may be made at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.





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