Obituaries

Velma Cleo (Hatfield) Jagger

Velma Cleo (Hatfield) Jagger, age 101, of Baltimore, formerly Centerburg, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. Born in 1918 to Clyde and Pearl (Hall) Hatfield, she was the salutatorian of her 1936 graduating class of Hartford High School, member of the Lock Federated Church and a retiree of Mount Vernon Developmental Center. She was preceded in death by her husband […]

Leah Kirstin Jasper

Leah Kirstin Jasper, loving mother of two boys, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from a short battle with Leukemia. Leah was born June 4, 1990, in Lancaster, to Craig Steven and Annette Yvonne (Hall) Jasper. Leah was a 2008 graduate of Sheridan High School and Mid-East Career and Technology Center where she studied Cosmetology. She graduated in 2019 […]

Hester Elizabeth Sharkey

Hester Elizabeth Sharkey, 81, passed away on September 18 , 2019, in her home in Mesquite, NV. Hester was born on August 29, 1938, in Thornport, to William H. Hukill and Ethel Eldee Scott. She married Larry E. Sharkey in Richmond, IN, on March 2, 1957. Hester served 28 years as a military wife with her husband, Larry. They were […]

Manzella June “ Manzy” Thorpe

A funeral service for Manzella June “ Manzy” Thorpe will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 11am, at the Hoskinson Funeral Home in Thornville. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the funeral home, 56 S. Main Street. Manzy, age, 81, […]

Robert (Bob) E. Brussee

Robert (Bob) E. Brussee, 89, Baltimore passed away September 16, 2019, at Arlington Care Center in Newark. He was born in Cleveland, on September 21, 1929, to the late Albert and Theresa Brussee. He is survived by son, Dale (Sharon) Brussee; daughters, Laura Pasco and Marlena (Joe) Comer; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Philip Brussee and Warren Brussee; sister-in-laws; […]

Wayne Fritz

Wayne Fritz, age 90, died September 19, 2019, after a lengthy illness at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Charmaine.  Wayen was born August 26, 1929, to the late Leroy and Ina Fritz in Baltimore. He was a member of the Liberty Union High School, Class of 1947, and served his […]

Sarah Etta “Louise” Good

A funeral service celebrating the life of Sarah Etta “Louise” Good, age 100, of Pleasantville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, at […]

Deborah Ann Layton

Deborah Ann Layton, 72, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on September 17, 2019. She was born in Newark, to Robert and Hettie Jo (Patterson) Layton. Deborah was a 1965 Lakewood High School graduate. She was a x-ray technician at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Deborah loved sewing, knitting, quilting and was a member of the Swiss Singers for 45 years. […]

John William (Jack) Murdock, Jr.

John William (Jack) Murdock, Jr., age 78, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Jack was raised by his mother, Helen S. Murdock in Thornville. He attended the University of Cincinnati before beginning his career at Western Electric (Lucent Technologies/AT&T). He took early retirement after 38 years, giving him time to sharpen his consummate skills in […]

Nicholas Edward Soper

Nicholas Edward Soper, age 36 of Yukon, Oklahoma, after a long hard fight with brain cancer, lost his battle on Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was a graduate of Liberty Union High School and his daughter was the love of his life and schedule. Nicholas is survived by his ex-wife, Krystal; daughter, Mayeh; mother, Diana Soper; father, Bruce (Kathy Shirey) […]


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