Obituaries

Joe L. Lancaster age 73, resident of Galion, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Ohio Health Hospital in Mansfield.
Born April 2, 1944 in Galion, Ohio to Elga and Geraldine (Brown) Lancaster he had been a Galion resident for the majority of his life.  A 1962 graduate of Mt. Gilead High School, Joe had worked in purchasing for 30 years for North Electric, ITT Power System, Peco II, and retired from Geyer's Market.
He was a member of  the Galion Boosters Club, Wilma Crall Pride, BPOE Lodge 1191, American Legion Post 243, Galion Jaycees as well as the Crestline Lions Club.  Joe was the 6th grade basketball coach at Galion East Elementary, Wilma Crall for many years. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching his favorite teams; The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and  following along with the Galion High School Sports.
He is survived by his daughter, Angela (Dennis) Ruth of Galion, two sons, Mike (Amy) Lancaster of Shelby, and Matt (Jennifer) Lancaster of Las Vegas Nevada; six grandchildren, Dalton and Dylan Ruth, Emme and Elle Kaiser, Owen and Kinsey Lancaster; sister, Sally Parson of Enon, OH; brother, Mike (Marlene) Lancaster of  Mt. Gilead; sister-in-law, Carol Lancaster of  Enon, OH, brother-in-law, Kenny Baird of Muskogee, OK, special friends, Sharron Palmer of Columbus and Mary Nungusser of Hilliard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Martin) Lancaster in May of 1989; two sisters, Shirley (Paul) Long and Joan Baird; three brothers, Jerry Lancaster, Robert  Lancaster and Jack (Joyce) Lancaster.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Galion. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In honor of Joe the family asks that everyone wear their Ohio State apparel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 and the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com

Virginia "Ginny" L. Roop, age 87, resident of Shelby died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Born November 21, 1929 in Louisa, Kentucky to James T. & Grace Vivian (McClure) Ligon, she had been a resident of Shelby since 1969.
During Ginny’s younger years, she worked in a gift shop and restaurant in Chimney Corner, West Virginia.  A short time later, she began working at Kroger in Gauley Bridge where she met the love of her life, Howard V. Roop.  Howard and Virginia were married just a few months later on June 25, 1949.  Ginny then became a stay-at-home Mom, raising their five children.  They remained in West Virginia until the early 60’s, at which time they moved to Ohio for a job that Howard took in the Northeast Ohio area.  Howard’s job later transferred to Shelby in 1969. After their last child was nearly through grade school, Ginny returned to retail, where she retired from Fisher Big Wheel in 1994.
Virginia was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Shelby where she sang in the church choir for many years but had more recently attended Church Requel at St. Luke’s Point of Grace in Mansfield.  She loved to cook, sew and crochet.  In fact, she was well-known for her seamstress work, making both her daughters’ wedding gowns, among several pieces of formal wear and other countless articles of clothing and crocheted pieces throughout her lifetime.  Family and friends counted on her for alterations as well.  She also loved word search puzzles, reading and gardening but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and the rest of her family.  
She is survived by her children, Larry (Nancy) Roop of Shelby; William (Diane) Roop of Lexington; Terry (Christina) Roop of Shelby; Linda (Dennis) Brock of Shelby and Shirley (Jerrod) Williams of Shelby; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace (Clifford) Humphrey of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia and Nancy Slocomb of Mobile, Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews, including special niece, Lois (Jack) Kilbane of Fairview Park, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; granddaughters, Sheila Marie Brust and Amy Lynn Roop; brothers, Don, Norton, Charles, Barlow and Gene Ligon and sister, Olivia "Libby" Withrow.
Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Monday, June 26,2017 at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby. Close friend, Marty Metzger will officiate with interment held in Oakland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and also Monday one hour prior to the funeral service.  
In lieu of flowers memorial expressions may be made to Riverside Methodist Hospital at 180 Broad St. 31st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.  The family would like to express their thanks for the loving care provided by the staff at Ohio Health in Shelby and at Riverside, including Hospice Care located there at the hospital.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com.

Timothy Lee Warren, age 58, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A memorial service will be at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

Jordon E. Holthouse, 85, of Celeryville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family early Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017 in Mercy Hospital of Willard following a short illness.
Jordon was born November 25, 1931 in Willard and was the son of the late Rudy and Janna (Cok) Holthouse. He lived in Celeryville his entire life and was a 1949 graduate of New Haven High School. Jordon attended Calvin College and later received his BS in Education from Ashland College.
He was a Korean War veteran of the US Coast Guard. Jordon was a teacher in the Plymouth-Shiloh School District for three years, and also taught briefly at Willard and Greenwich.
In 1964 he joined his father full time in the farming operations at Celeryville. Later his brothers, Stanton and Mark, joined he and his father in the Holthouse Brothers Farms in Celeryville and Parma, Michigan. When the next generation joined the farming operations the name was changed to Holthouse Farms.
He was a member of Willard Christian Reformed Church, and a former member of the Consistory, serving as both an Elder and Deacon. In 1975 Jordon was honored as a Distinguished Huron County Farmer at the Greater Cleveland Growth Association.
In 1977-78 he was President of the Ohio Vegetable and Potato Growers Assoc., he served 20 years on the Huron County Board of Health, was a member of the New Haven Twp. Zoning Board of Appeals, and was a past-President of the Celeryville Christian School Board.
Jordon is survived by his wife of 62 years, Constance (Bogard) Holthouse, whom he married February 11, 1955; three daughters: Valerie (Marvin) Van Someren of Hudsonville, MI, Karen (Marc) Schultz of Belle Glade, FL, and Sheri Holthouse of Alexandria, VA; three sons: Kenneth (Robin) Holthouse of Celeryville, Steven (Randi) Holthouse of North Fairfield, and Michael (Kristina) Holthouse of Medina; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his brother, Stanton Holthouse of Celeryville; and his sister, Adrea (Charlie) Boerigter of Bellflower, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Mark Holthouse, and his sister-in-law, Carol Holthouse.
Celebration of Jordon’s Life Services were held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Willard Christian Reformed Church, Celeryville, with his son-in-law, Pastor Marvin Van Someren officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Friends and family called Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be given to the Celeryville Christian School, 4200 Broadway Rd., Willard, OH 44890 or Willard Christian Reformed Church, 4180 Broadway Rd., Willard, OH 44890.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.Byerly-Lindsey.com. Walt Lindsey of the Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville is assisting the Holthouse family with arrangements.


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