Obituaries

Donald Myron Francisco, 92, of North Fairfield, died November 10, 2014.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Survived by his wife of 71 years, Berthalda (Bennet); children, Victor Francisco and Sandra Slone of North Fairfield and Deanna Patchen of Wakeman; nine grandsons, 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and brother, George Francisco of Kissimmee, Florida.

There will be no services. Words of sympathy may be expressed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com

Larry A. Kelser, age 82, former resident of Shelby, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Mifflin Care Center.

Born July 20, 1932 in Melco, Ohio to Harold William and Margie Ellen (Warner) Kelser he had been a Loudonville-Perrysville resident the majority of his life moving to Shelby in 1982. A veteran of the US Marine Corps he served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Kelser had been employed with Mansfield Sanitary Pottery and Artesian Insustries. He, along with his daughters, recorded a gospel album "I Was Born to Serve the Lord". Larry attended the Messiah House of Prayer in Shiloh and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie (Rocky) Martin of Crestline, Judy (Steve) Randall of Mansfield and Nancy (Norman) Rupe of Mansfield; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Hootman of Loudonville, his special friend, Elena Batrez of Willard, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia (Winkler) Kelser, one daughter, Mary Wheatly, his grandson, Ronnie Caltrider; two brothers, Raymond Earl and Glen Kelser, one sister, Jo Ann Demuesey and son-in-law, Ron Caltrider.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 from the Messiah House of Prayer in Shiloh. Reverend Bill Howell officiated with interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh, where military honors were provided by the Joint Veterans Burial Council. Friends called at the church Friday from 3-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's memory to the Messiah House of Prayer, 74 Pettit St., Shiloh, OH 44878. Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby is assisting the Kelser family with arrangements.

On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com

Kameron John Kimble 7-11-91 to 11-11-14. Kameron was loved by so many family and friends. He lived a very fulfilled life in the short time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Huron County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

Norma Jean (Heimbaugh) West, October 25, 1930 – November 2, 2014.

Norma passed peacefully in her sleep on Sun. Nov. 2. The family takes comfort in knowing this and knowing that she is now pain free and had a glorious reunion in Heaven with Jesus and her husband Bob along with family and friends who have gone before.

Norma was born in Willard, and graduated from Willard High School in 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert West, parents, Joe and Cecelia Heimbaugh, brother Roger Heimbaugh, and Grandson Joshua West.

She is survived by her sons: Robert (Marcia) West, Willard, Gary (Patricia) West, Stuart, Fla. Grandchildren: Jeremy Albright, Stephanie and Jimmy Arnold, Willard; Nick and Jill West, Shelby; Jarrod West, Riverside, Calif; Heather West, Columbus; Ryan West, Stuart, Fla.; Great-Grandchildren, Madison Sexton and Logan Arnold, Willard; Blake, Delaney, and Jackson West, Shelby.

Norma moved to St. Lucie Falls, Stuart, Fla. in Jan. 2014. She dearly missed the farm, family and friends that she left in Ohio. She thoroughly enjoyed the weather and her new home. Prior to moving, Norma along with her husband Bob, farmed in Steuben and raised, chickens, cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and cats.

She also worked various jobs, Pioneer Rubber Co., Avon and Amway sales person, Lee's Drive In. She enjoyed life, family and friends. Over the years she enjoyed spending time with family, camping and fishing in Michigan and on their boat fishing the waters of Lake Erie and at their cottage in Marblehead.

In their later years Norma and Bob enjoyed numerous trips they took thru the Senior Center. She was very artistic and profound in cooking, knitting, needlepoint and especially painting. She was disappointed that in her later years, due to aches, pains and limited mobility that she was no longer able to do these activities and still had many projects that she said she would complete some day.

Though disappointed she could no longer do these things, she was ok with that, as she knew God had a plan for her and she looked forward to the day she would be reunited in heaven with everyone.

There will be a memorial service performed on Dec. 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the church that she loved and raised her family in. Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 Myrtle Ave, Willard, Ohio 44890 followed by a luncheon in the Fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard.
She will be placed to rest with her husband Bob in the Church of the Master Cemetery in Steuben.

Carol Cole, age 71, resident of Tiro, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Hospice House in Ashland following a lengthy illness.

Born January 11, 1943 in Shelby to Ralph Underwood and Betty (Anderson) Hurrell Gaster she had been a Shelby-Tiro area resident all her life. She was employed 35 years with Eagle-Picher Industries in Mansfield retiring in 2002.

Carol was a member of the Crouse Memorial Lutheran Church in Tiro. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and loved the water as well as swimming and camping. Cooking for her family brought her great joy as did the holidays and family gatherings. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished her time spent with them.

She is survived by her husband, Michael L. Cole, whom she wed June 25, 1965; two sons, Rick Anderson of San Antonio, Texas, and Kelly (Bridgette) Cole of West Jefferson, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Denise Cole of Mansfield and son-in-law, Mark Whitfield of Caledonia; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Patrick (Karla) Hurrell of Shelby, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael "Mickey" Cole in 2007; daughter, Linda Whitfield in 2012; brother, Michael Hurrell; and stepfathers, Benjamin Hurrell and Harold "Shorty" Gaster.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Christena Lutz will officiate with interment in Tiro Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr, Ashland, OH 44805.

Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com

Juanita E. Barclay, age 86, resident of Shelby died peacefully Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born August 9, 1928 in Waynesburg, PA to William H. and Ida C. (Wise) Baysinger, she was a Shelby resident for 42 years. Juanita had worked as a waitress and cook in Shelby and surrounding areas. She was a a member of the First Church of God , a former member of the Shelby VFW Post #291 Ladies Auxiliary and currently a member of the Mansfield Post #9943. A Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader, she enjoyed knitting, reading, cooking and making homemade bread.

Juanita is survived by her children, Stephenson (Bonnie) Barclay of Ethridge, TN, Elaine (Richard) Barker of Shelby, Rosemary (Frank) Barker of Ethridge, TN, Anthony (Marjorie) Barclay of Mansfield and Gail (Ronald) Noblet of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchidlren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert J. Baysinger of Largo, FL, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Barclay, an infant daughter, her great grandson, Timothy Price, one sister, Florence Engleka and brother-in-law, Gerald Engleka, her step mother, Ethel Sagges and step-brother, William Church.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, November 20, 2014 from the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Pastor George Johnson will officiate with interment in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM where VFW auxiliary memorial services will be held. Memorial expressions may be made to the First Church of God and Hospice of North Central Ohio.

On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com

Sara Lee Bliss Enders, 66, of Mooresville, NC, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Mooresville, NC. Born October 28, 1948, in Shelby, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Allison Reid Bliss. Mrs. Enders was a Librarian Assistant at Davidson College for 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Butch Enders; children, Jason Enders and wife, Allison and Carrie Enders; sister, Linda Regel; and grandchildren, Justin and Alyssa Enders. The family will have a memorial reception from 6 - 8 PM, Thursday, November 20 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625 or the World Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, NC, is serving the family of Mrs. Enders. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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