Obituaries

Joan Evelyn (Drew) Wenzel

A funeral mass for Joan Evelyn (Drew) Wenzel, age 84, formerly of Millersport, will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 5133 Walnut Road in Buckeye Lake with Father William Hritsko as Celebrant.. Burial will take place at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery in Detour Village, Michigan. […]

John Young, Jr.

John Young, Jr., age 67, of Thornville, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at his home. John was born November 1, 1952, in Lancaster, to the late John Young, Sr. and the late Juanita (Edmonds) Young. John retired from Anchor Hocking after 44 years of service where he had been a journeyman operator. He enjoyed playing pool and tinkering […]

Marsha Gail Justice

Marsha Gail (Dietch) Justice, of Hebron, passed away February 12, 2020, at Licking Memorial Hospital after a four year plus battle with cancer.  Funeral services honoring her life will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with memorial visitation from 2-4 p.m. and funeral service at 4:00 […]

Janice L. Careins

Janice L. Careins, of Thornville, passed away unexpectedly on February 3, 2020, at the age of 71, while traveling in Alabama on vacation. Janice is survived by her husband, William Careins; her sons, Greg Careins and Brian (Natalie) Careins; her grandson, Alexander; her brother, Gary (Ruth) Blackford; and her sister, Gail (Phil) Blizzard. Janice was raised in Nelsonville, OH, and […]

Michael Xavier Dugan

Michael Xavier Dugan, 10, of Hebron, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Columbus. He was rushed to Children’s Hospital on Thursday, where a brain tumor was discovered. Xavier was born August 22, 2009, in Newark, the son of Tyler Dugan and Krista Gough Moore. He attended Jackson Elementary School where he was in Mr. Brown’s 4th grade […]

Mary F. Lawrence

Funeral services for Mary F. Lawrence, 81, of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastors Tina Black and Morgan Wickizer as celebrants. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the funeral […]

Major Ralph Swick, Jr. Retired

A funeral service celebrating the life of Retired Major Ralph Swick, Jr., age 76, of Thornville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church, 65 East Columbus Street, Thornville, with Pastor Orrey McFarland,officiating. With much sadness, we are announcing Ralph’s passing on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. […]

Marilyn Sue Friend

Marilyn Sue Friend, 83 of Pleasantville, died January 28, 2020. For nearly 60 years, Sue was the wife of Larry R. Friend. They are now reunited. Sue had a passion for birds and her flower beds. She loved being outside and working in her flower beds. She was known for having a green thumb in the community. Sue could make […]

Donna Rae Banton Huffer

Donna Rae Banton Huffer, 73, of Thornville passed away Sunday morning January 26, 2020, in the company of close family. She was born December 2, 1946, to the late William and Bernice Banton. She is survived by her two sons, Roger (Esteal) Hendricks, and Jeremiah (Angela) Huffer; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and three brothers, William (Floyd), Dale, Robert Banton […]

Kenneth B. Johnston

Kenneth B. Johnston, born November 30, 1963 in Columbus, died January 18, 2020, of complications of diabetes. Ken was a published author, a collector of portable rock art and ancient hand tools most of which he found in Licking County. He was a past board member and volunteer for NAMI, Franklin County. He was a graduate of Northland High School […]


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