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Delaware OH Obituaries and Death Notices

Margaret E. Keeney Hann Main - The Star Democrat

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pipe Creek Cemetery, Union Bridge.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 25, noon, at Sandtown Church of the Nazarene, 448 Willowgrove Road, Felton.Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “tribute wall” at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

'No money to die': Burying the poor and unclaimed - Muncie Star Press

Monday, June 19, 2017

She declined to open her door or accept their phone calls.In the meantime, the elderly man's body remained in the morgue at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for weeks, so long that the Delaware County health officer declared it a biohazard, giving the county coroner the authority to work with the Center Township trustee's office to bury the man at taxpayer expense.The people who deal with the disposition of the remains of the indigent and unwanted say it's a growing problem in Muncie. Fewer people have insurance or the money to pay for their own or a loved one's burial. More people are dying from drug overdoses or while estranged from their families.Center Township Trustee Kay Walker said her office has dealt with about a dozen of what used to be called "pauper" burials so far this year. Hand in hand with that number is the number of people who die with no next of kin, or at least none willing to take responsibility."Unclaimed bodies are becoming a bigger problem for us," Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn said.David Cox, president of Meeks Mortuary, which handles many of the indigent burials, said, "We probably average three or four trustee services a month."It's a depressed area," Cox said. "People have no money to live and they have no money to die."Buried at taxpayer expenseThere's a section of Beech Grove Cemetery, the city-owned final resting place for thousands of people, where people are buried at taxpayer expense by the trustee's office. Some of the gr...

UPDATED WITH OBITUARY, FUNERAL SERVICE: Suspect in murders of Goshen's Michael Sharp, two others arrested - Goshen News

Monday, May 01, 2017

A slide show about Sharp’s life will begin at 3:30 p.m. Central Time or 4:30 p.m. locally.Sharp’s parents, Michele and John, traveled to Dover, Delaware Tuesday to receive his body. His father John wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday about the experience.‘“Dust to dust, ashes to ashes’ is a poetic expression I have often used at the time of a burial,” John Sharp wrote. “Now it is an apt description for what is happening to MJ’s body. Because the ‘dust-to-dust’ process was so far along, we did not have the option of viewing what was left of his body yesterday. So, in a Dover, Delaware, funeral home we sat by a borrowed coffin containing MJ’s remains. Here Michele had a healing mental conversation with MJ. Perhaps the bright sunshine softened our grief. But nothing tempered the autopsy report of MJ’s violent death. My anger compounded my grief, and so I carry this in my wounded spirit.“Because the exact date of death cannot be determined, we are choosing March 15. The ides of March seems a fitting context.”The memorial service, 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 15, will be livestreamed from a link on hesstonmc.org. A slide show will begin at 3:30.Sharp’s obituaryMichael Sharp’s obituary was posted to Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encylopedia Online. The obituary follows.“Michael Jesse “M. J.” Sharp: Mennonite Central Committee volunteer and United Nations contract employee, was born 29 October 1982 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA to John E. Sharp (15 July 1951- ) and Michele Lynn Miller Sharp (27 March 1954- ). Michael was the middle child in a family of two daughters and one son. Michael was kidnapped 12 March 2017, together with five other persons as part of a United Nations (UN) investigation into armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 28 March 2017 his body, along with the body of UN colleague, Zaida Catalán of Sweden, was found in a shallow grave outside the city of Kananga in the DRC’s Kasaï-Central province.Michael Sharp was raised in the home of a pastor and historian, and grew up in Mennonite centers like Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, Middlebury, Indiana and Goshen Indiana — locations where his father pastored and then served as Director of the Archives of the Mennonite Church-Goshen. His mother was a physician assistant. M. J. graduated from Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana in 2001. He went on to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) where in 2005 he earned a BA in history, with a minor in German. He later earned a MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany.After graduating from EMU, Sharp worked for three years with the Military Counseling Network in Germany, a project of the Deutsches Mennonitisches Friedenskomitee to serve U.S. soldiers based in Europe who sought discharge from military service for conscientious objection or other reasons. From August 2006 to early fall 2008 he was coordinator of the project.From 2012 to 2015, Michael Sharp served as Eastern Congo Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee. This included working with other agencies, such as the Peace and Reconciliation program of the Congolese Protestant Council of Churches, a program that sent people into the forest to ...

DJ Wright buys Ford Funeral Home in Raritan Township - NJ.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Renovations started right away, with Eckelmann Brothers Construction of Delaware Township in charge. Flemington architect Chris Pickell designed the changes.The entire building is being done over, in stages, with some rooms joined and other re-purposed. Instead of on the side, the main entrance will be at the front, closest to Route 31, with ADA-complaint entrance ramp and parking spaces out there. Restrooms for those with handicaps will be installed, and various other changes made.They include a new area with caskets and vaults for burial and mausoleum entombment, as well as a cremation room with products specifically designed for cremation. A room for traditional all-wood construction products designed for those of the Jewish faith will be added as well.Ford and Wright both emphasized that the home will remain open all during the renovations. But if an extremely large funeral is planned, Flemington Baptist Church has offered use of its facilities for a viewing, service or both, regardless of the decedent's religious affiliation. Both men are appreciative of the community's support in that way."My father always said 'things always seem to find a way to work out,' " Ford recalled.Eventually the home will have a top-level video and sound system, allowing people to see a service from afar via the Internet. And facilities will be created to have, if families wish, a therapy dog present during visitations."We have them in hospitals and nursing homes, why shouldn't we have them at visitations?" is the way Wright explains the dogs.Robert L. Ford's great-grandfather was a funeral director in Elizabeth, opening his mortuary in 1860. After working elsewhere as a funeral director, Robert came to Flemington and built his funeral home. The original two-story section opened in 1958, with additions in 1965 and 1972.Now, "it's extremely dated," his son admitted. Especially the wood paneling — big in the 1970s — which is being removed.The intent, Wright said, is to "make it brighter, lighted and cheery." He doesn't want it to look like a funeral home, but rather so visitors "feel like they're in a home" and a nice one at that.Wright and Ford both have their hearts in the profession, calling it a ministry."This is not a business, it's not a job to me, it's a ministry, it always has been," is the way Wright put it.Terry Wright may be reached at twright@hcdemocrat.com. Follow @njdotcom on Twitter. Find The Hunterdon County Democrat on Facebook.

Lynda McAbee

Saturday, April 08, 2017

She was a very classy lady who surrounded herself with many friends.Actively involved in a variety of organizations, Lynda’s passions included serving with the Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) in Jay.She was also a member of the Sweet Annie’s Herb Club and it’s yearly Christmas Homes Tour, the Grand Lake Newcomer's Club, Book Club and Bible Study Fellowship.She was preceded in death by her mother, Fae, and her sister, Crystal Rush.Survivors include her husband, Ron, of the home; and two sons: Randy (Jill) McAbee, Grove, and Rusty (Nicole) McAbee, Broken Arrow; a niece: Chassidy Rush, Broken Arrow; five grandsons: Ryan, Jase and Caleb McAbee, Grove, and Riley and Rogan McAbee, Broken Arrow; one granddaughter, Rayne, Broken Arrow; and two great-nieces: Teegan and Tynslee Rush, both of Broken Arrow, her father Norman Unruh of Grove, and mother in-law Angie Ingham of Catoosa, OKServices will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7, at First Baptist Church, Grove, with the Revs. Jim Paslay and Mike Whitney officiating, under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DCCSAN, P.O. Box 1194, Jay, Okla., 74346.

Singer Brenda Jones, of the R&B Group The Jones Girls, Has Passed Away - EBONY.com

Saturday, April 08, 2017

According to her sister, Shirley Jones, the singer was struck on Monday, April 3, by several cars while attempting to cross the street while visiting her daughter in Wilmington, Delaware. Police are still investigating the incident, but her sister called Brenda’s death a heartbreaking loss.“My sister was my life, she was probably one of the sweetest people you’d ever want to meet,” Shirley Jones told EBONY. “When we lost Val in 2001 that was a real big blow to the family….The bond that we had growing up was unique; it was so special.”Shirley Jones continued, “The heartbreak is phenomenal. I can’t even imagine going on without her but life will go on. We’re strong and we’re going to persevere in her name. She was truly a wonderful person.”Consisting of sisters Shirley, Brenda and Valorie, The Jones Girls served as backup singers for soul acts like Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and Diana Ross before striking out on their own. The group’s self-titled 1979 debut album landed in the top 10 on Billboard’s R&B charts, resulting in the hit “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” and its B-side, “Who Can I Run To,” which was covered by Xscape in 1995.[embedded content]Before disbanding in the early 2000s following sister Valorie Jones’ death, The Jones Girls recorded six stud...

Dr. Sandra K. Willsie - Parsons Sun

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Willsie-Daggett of Overland Park and Barbara Willsie-Hess of Wichita; a niece, Emily Daggett of Overland Park; two nephews, Grant Willsie of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dr. Philip Willsie of Wilmington, Delaware; and two great-nephews, Mac and Harvey Willsie of Wilmington, Delaware.Sandra graduated magna cum laude from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, biology and chemistry. She attended Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating magna cum laude, and received the Golden Stethoscope Award for Outstanding Graduate.As an osteopathic physician, with board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, Sandra worked diligently for over 30 years to further scientific discovery and health care education. A National Institutes of Health-funded career academic awardee, a Macy Institute scholar and an invited faculty member on health care leadership at Harvard University, Sandra was very involved in academic medicine. She served as professor of medicine, interim chair of medicine and docent at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine and as provost, dean, vice dean and department chair at Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine.Sandra earned a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy focusing on research ethics from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She made countless scholarly presentations and published regularly with active participation as a board member of the American College of Chest Physicians. Sandra once said “when you can’t breathe, ...

Mary Virginia "Ginny" Butler - Tulsa World

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ginny was born on July 1, 1947, in New Brunswick, NJ, to David and Mary Torrans.Ginny worked all her life within the health care industry. She received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Delaware and then went on to get her Masters in Nursing, also from the University of Delaware. After marrying in a double wedding with her sister in 1970 at the family farm in Kennett Square, PA, she and Robert C. "Butch" Butler, Jr., her loving husband, packed up their Austin Healey and moved to Tulsa so that he could attend the University of Tulsa School of Law. Despite a tragic hunting accident that took the life of Butch in 1973, Tulsa became home and she remained in Tulsa, a proud "okie" despite always saying that once someone told her she was starting to "sound" like a true "okie" she would simply respond with "guess I need some east coast time".At home, she loved to paint, garden and play cards. She was a true lover of all animals but most specifically dogs. She played field hockey in High school and took up tennis, playing USTA for years. Preceded in death by her parents, David and Mary Torrans, her husband, Robert C Butler, Jr. and is survived by her son, Robert C Butler, III, married to Erin S. Butler, two grandchildren, Tag Butler and Carlyle Butler; her sister, Margaret "Peggy" Kaluk of Denver, Colorado, and brother, David J. Torrans of Fredericksburg, VA. In lieu ...

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Margaret E. Keeney Hann Main - The Star Democrat

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pipe Creek Cemetery, Union Bridge.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 25, noon, at Sandtown Church of the Nazarene, 448 Willowgrove Road, Felton.Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “tribute wall” at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

'No money to die': Burying the poor and unclaimed - Muncie Star Press

Monday, June 19, 2017

She declined to open her door or accept their phone calls.In the meantime, the elderly man's body remained in the morgue at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for weeks, so long that the Delaware County health officer declared it a biohazard, giving the county coroner the authority to work with the Center Township trustee's office to bury the man at taxpayer expense.The people who deal with the disposition of the remains of the indigent and unwanted say it's a growing problem in Muncie. Fewer people have insurance or the money to pay for their own or a loved one's burial. More people are dying from drug overdoses or while estranged from their families.Center Township Trustee Kay Walker said her office has dealt with about a dozen of what used to be called "pauper" burials so far this year. Hand in hand with that number is the number of people who die with no next of kin, or at least none willing to take responsibility."Unclaimed bodies are becoming a bigger problem for us," Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn said.David Cox, president of Meeks Mortuary, which handles many of the indigent burials, said, "We probably average three or four trustee services a month."It's a depressed area," Cox said. "People have no money to live and they have no money to die."Buried at taxpayer expenseThere's a section of Beech Grove Cemetery, the city-owned final resting place for thousands of people, where people are buried at taxpayer expense by the trustee's office. Some of the gr...

UPDATED WITH OBITUARY, FUNERAL SERVICE: Suspect in murders of Goshen's Michael Sharp, two others arrested - Goshen News

Monday, May 01, 2017

A slide show about Sharp’s life will begin at 3:30 p.m. Central Time or 4:30 p.m. locally.Sharp’s parents, Michele and John, traveled to Dover, Delaware Tuesday to receive his body. His father John wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday about the experience.‘“Dust to dust, ashes to ashes’ is a poetic expression I have often used at the time of a burial,” John Sharp wrote. “Now it is an apt description for what is happening to MJ’s body. Because the ‘dust-to-dust’ process was so far along, we did not have the option of viewing what was left of his body yesterday. So, in a Dover, Delaware, funeral home we sat by a borrowed coffin containing MJ’s remains. Here Michele had a healing mental conversation with MJ. Perhaps the bright sunshine softened our grief. But nothing tempered the autopsy report of MJ’s violent death. My anger compounded my grief, and so I carry this in my wounded spirit.“Because the exact date of death cannot be determined, we are choosing March 15. The ides of March seems a fitting context.”The memorial service, 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 15, will be livestreamed from a link on hesstonmc.org. A slide show will begin at 3:30.Sharp’s obituaryMichael Sharp’s obituary was posted to Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encylopedia Online. The obituary follows.“Michael Jesse “M. J.” Sharp: Mennonite Central Committee volunteer and United Nations contract employee, was born 29 October 1982 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA to John E. Sharp (15 July 1951- ) and Michele Lynn Miller Sharp (27 March 1954- ). Michael was the middle child in a family of two daughters and one son. Michael was kidnapped 12 March 2017, together with five other persons as part of a United Nations (UN) investigation into armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 28 March 2017 his body, along with the body of UN colleague, Zaida Catalán of Sweden, was found in a shallow grave outside the city of Kananga in the DRC’s Kasaï-Central province.Michael Sharp was raised in the home of a pastor and historian, and grew up in Mennonite centers like Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, Middlebury, Indiana and Goshen Indiana — locations where his father pastored and then served as Director of the Archives of the Mennonite Church-Goshen. His mother was a physician assistant. M. J. graduated from Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana in 2001. He went on to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) where in 2005 he earned a BA in history, with a minor in German. He later earned a MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany.After graduating from EMU, Sharp worked for three years with the Military Counseling Network in Germany, a project of the Deutsches Mennonitisches Friedenskomitee to serve U.S. soldiers based in Europe who sought discharge from military service for conscientious objection or other reasons. From August 2006 to early fall 2008 he was coordinator of the project.From 2012 to 2015, Michael Sharp served as Eastern Congo Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee. This included working with other agencies, such as the Peace and Reconciliation program of the Congolese Protestant Council of Churches, a program that sent people into the forest to ...

DJ Wright buys Ford Funeral Home in Raritan Township - NJ.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Renovations started right away, with Eckelmann Brothers Construction of Delaware Township in charge. Flemington architect Chris Pickell designed the changes.The entire building is being done over, in stages, with some rooms joined and other re-purposed. Instead of on the side, the main entrance will be at the front, closest to Route 31, with ADA-complaint entrance ramp and parking spaces out there. Restrooms for those with handicaps will be installed, and various other changes made.They include a new area with caskets and vaults for burial and mausoleum entombment, as well as a cremation room with products specifically designed for cremation. A room for traditional all-wood construction products designed for those of the Jewish faith will be added as well.Ford and Wright both emphasized that the home will remain open all during the renovations. But if an extremely large funeral is planned, Flemington Baptist Church has offered use of its facilities for a viewing, service or both, regardless of the decedent's religious affiliation. Both men are appreciative of the community's support in that way."My father always said 'things always seem to find a way to work out,' " Ford recalled.Eventually the home will have a top-level video and sound system, allowing people to see a service from afar via the Internet. And facilities will be created to have, if families wish, a therapy dog present during visitations."We have them in hospitals and nursing homes, why shouldn't we have them at visitations?" is the way Wright explains the dogs.Robert L. Ford's great-grandfather was a funeral director in Elizabeth, opening his mortuary in 1860. After working elsewhere as a funeral director, Robert came to Flemington and built his funeral home. The original two-story section opened in 1958, with additions in 1965 and 1972.Now, "it's extremely dated," his son admitted. Especially the wood paneling — big in the 1970s — which is being removed.The intent, Wright said, is to "make it brighter, lighted and cheery." He doesn't want it to look like a funeral home, but rather so visitors "feel like they're in a home" and a nice one at that.Wright and Ford both have their hearts in the profession, calling it a ministry."This is not a business, it's not a job to me, it's a ministry, it always has been," is the way Wright put it.Terry Wright may be reached at twright@hcdemocrat.com. Follow @njdotcom on Twitter. Find The Hunterdon County Democrat on Facebook.

Lynda McAbee

Saturday, April 08, 2017

She was a very classy lady who surrounded herself with many friends.Actively involved in a variety of organizations, Lynda’s passions included serving with the Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) in Jay.She was also a member of the Sweet Annie’s Herb Club and it’s yearly Christmas Homes Tour, the Grand Lake Newcomer's Club, Book Club and Bible Study Fellowship.She was preceded in death by her mother, Fae, and her sister, Crystal Rush.Survivors include her husband, Ron, of the home; and two sons: Randy (Jill) McAbee, Grove, and Rusty (Nicole) McAbee, Broken Arrow; a niece: Chassidy Rush, Broken Arrow; five grandsons: Ryan, Jase and Caleb McAbee, Grove, and Riley and Rogan McAbee, Broken Arrow; one granddaughter, Rayne, Broken Arrow; and two great-nieces: Teegan and Tynslee Rush, both of Broken Arrow, her father Norman Unruh of Grove, and mother in-law Angie Ingham of Catoosa, OKServices will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7, at First Baptist Church, Grove, with the Revs. Jim Paslay and Mike Whitney officiating, under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DCCSAN, P.O. Box 1194, Jay, Okla., 74346.

Singer Brenda Jones, of the R&B Group The Jones Girls, Has Passed Away - EBONY.com

Saturday, April 08, 2017

According to her sister, Shirley Jones, the singer was struck on Monday, April 3, by several cars while attempting to cross the street while visiting her daughter in Wilmington, Delaware. Police are still investigating the incident, but her sister called Brenda’s death a heartbreaking loss.“My sister was my life, she was probably one of the sweetest people you’d ever want to meet,” Shirley Jones told EBONY. “When we lost Val in 2001 that was a real big blow to the family….The bond that we had growing up was unique; it was so special.”Shirley Jones continued, “The heartbreak is phenomenal. I can’t even imagine going on without her but life will go on. We’re strong and we’re going to persevere in her name. She was truly a wonderful person.”Consisting of sisters Shirley, Brenda and Valorie, The Jones Girls served as backup singers for soul acts like Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and Diana Ross before striking out on their own. The group’s self-titled 1979 debut album landed in the top 10 on Billboard’s R&B charts, resulting in the hit “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” and its B-side, “Who Can I Run To,” which was covered by Xscape in 1995.[embedded content]Before disbanding in the early 2000s following sister Valorie Jones’ death, The Jones Girls recorded six stud...

Dr. Sandra K. Willsie - Parsons Sun

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Willsie-Daggett of Overland Park and Barbara Willsie-Hess of Wichita; a niece, Emily Daggett of Overland Park; two nephews, Grant Willsie of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dr. Philip Willsie of Wilmington, Delaware; and two great-nephews, Mac and Harvey Willsie of Wilmington, Delaware.Sandra graduated magna cum laude from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, biology and chemistry. She attended Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating magna cum laude, and received the Golden Stethoscope Award for Outstanding Graduate.As an osteopathic physician, with board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, Sandra worked diligently for over 30 years to further scientific discovery and health care education. A National Institutes of Health-funded career academic awardee, a Macy Institute scholar and an invited faculty member on health care leadership at Harvard University, Sandra was very involved in academic medicine. She served as professor of medicine, interim chair of medicine and docent at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine and as provost, dean, vice dean and department chair at Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine.Sandra earned a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy focusing on research ethics from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She made countless scholarly presentations and published regularly with active participation as a board member of the American College of Chest Physicians. Sandra once said “when you can’t breathe, ...

Mary Virginia "Ginny" Butler - Tulsa World

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ginny was born on July 1, 1947, in New Brunswick, NJ, to David and Mary Torrans.Ginny worked all her life within the health care industry. She received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Delaware and then went on to get her Masters in Nursing, also from the University of Delaware. After marrying in a double wedding with her sister in 1970 at the family farm in Kennett Square, PA, she and Robert C. "Butch" Butler, Jr., her loving husband, packed up their Austin Healey and moved to Tulsa so that he could attend the University of Tulsa School of Law. Despite a tragic hunting accident that took the life of Butch in 1973, Tulsa became home and she remained in Tulsa, a proud "okie" despite always saying that once someone told her she was starting to "sound" like a true "okie" she would simply respond with "guess I need some east coast time".At home, she loved to paint, garden and play cards. She was a true lover of all animals but most specifically dogs. She played field hockey in High school and took up tennis, playing USTA for years. Preceded in death by her parents, David and Mary Torrans, her husband, Robert C Butler, Jr. and is survived by her son, Robert C Butler, III, married to Erin S. Butler, two grandchildren, Tag Butler and Carlyle Butler; her sister, Margaret "Peggy" Kaluk of Denver, Colorado, and brother, David J. Torrans of Fredericksburg, VA. In lieu ...