Obituaries

A celebration of the life of Shelby native Barbara Ann (McLaughlin) Holt will be held Sunday, August 31 at 3 p m. Barbara passed away at her home in Ventura, California on June 8, 2013.
She was born in Shelby January 25, 1950 to the late Vernon and Irene McLaughlin Miller Grover and graduated from Shelby High School in l968. A former employee of the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company, she went on to earn her nursing degree and spent 31 years in that career field in Shelby, Galion, Honolulu, Hawaii and Ventura, California.

She was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura where she was a member of the choir and worked in various community and church related activities. She was a former Girl Scout Troop leader while she lived in Shelby.

She is survived by her three children, Amanda (Chad) Rego of Lebanon, Kansas, Tyler Holt (Josephine) of Ventura and Garrett Holt of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren, Carril, Adalia, Aurora, Tegan Mae, Anthony and Aiden; two sisters, Mary Martin Bandman (Al) of Shelby and Rose Jaeckin (Dennis) of Willard; 12 stepbrothers and stepsisters, numerous nieces and nephews, her ex-husband, Larry Holt; and other relatives.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Shelby Senior Center, 154 North Gamble, where a short memorial service will be held officiated by Rev. James Sanford, pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Shelby, and a reception to follow immediately.

David Dean Worthington, age 78, of Shelby, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

David was born August 16, 1935 in Willard, the son of the late Rollin G. and Evelyn E. (Croushaw) Worthington. He was a 1956 graduate of Shelby High School and retired from the Air National Guard at Mansfield Lahm Airport in 1990 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed boating and camping.

David is survived by: 2 nephews: Steve Worthington of Florida, Paul Worthington of Lucas; a niece: Stephanie Fox of Georgia; 2 great nephews: William and Sammy Fox; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father in 1992, his mother in 1998, and a brother, Rollin "Bill" Worthington in 2010.

Private graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors. Care for David and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit: www.turnerfuneral homeshelby.com

Charles W. Boyce, age 92, resident of Conyers, Georgia and former Shelby resident died Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Vitas Inpatient Hospice Care, Stockbridge, Georgia.

Born March 9, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Wade and Edyth (Hoffman) Boyce, he resided in Shelby moving to Georgia in 1979. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945 and was a pilot and flight instructor with the US Air Force Reserve from 1945 to 1953. He attended Ohio State University and was employed as a supervisor and tool & die engineer with General Motors in Mansfield as well as Lithonia Lighting in Georgia.

Charles was a member of the American Legion and the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Conyers, Georgia. He enjoyed golfing, reading, politics, working Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his wife, Janice C. (Stroup) Boyce, whom he wed August 1, 1942; one son, Charles W. (Pia) Boyce, Jr. of Golden, CO; two daughters, Candace A. Bobo of Conyers, GA, and Cheryl A. Boyce of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, his sister, Donna J. Coleman of Shelby, sister-in-law, Jeanne Stroup Kempf of Shelby, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Boyce, father and mother-in-law Fred and Harriette Stroup, sons-in-law, Timothy Crum and John Bobo, brothers-in-law, Paul Stroup, Norman Stroup, and Eugene Coleman, and nephew, Thomas Stroup.

Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Reverend Russel Yoak will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council. Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway, Shelby, OH 44875.

Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com

Leon E. Bursley Sr., 58, of Ashland, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He was born on Oct. 14, 1955 to Herbert and Arlene (nee Love) Bursley. He was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and the Denver Automotive and Diesel College.

Leon worked as a skilled tradesman with General Motors. He enjoyed working on cars and riding his motorcycle. Leon volunteered as an assistant leader with Boy Scout Troop 217 in New London. He was a devoted father and grandfather and cherished time spent with his grandson Wyatt.

Leon is survived by his children Leon Bursley Jr., of Ashland, and Tammy Bursley of Wakeman, grandson Wyatt, his parents Herbert and Arlene Bursley, Brothers Bob and Kevin Bursley, and his step-brother Mike Humble.

Leon was preceded in death by his sister Rosie.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., where services will be held on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, New London.

Condolences may be directed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.

Richard Allen "Dick" Kelley, 67, of New London, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky. A son of the late Eugene and Dorothy (nee Walczak) Kelley, Dick was born on Nov. 5, 1946 in Sandusky. He grew up in Milan and resided in Huron and Norwalk before moving to New London in 1991.

Dick was a graduate of the 1965 Milan High School class. From 1966 until 1969, while stationed in Germany, Dick proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.

Dick was a surveyor for the State of Ohio Department of Transportation for 22 years until his retirement in 2003. He was involved in the founding group of the Norwalk Strawberry Festival. Spending time with his family and walking through the woods were two past times that Dick cherished. He also loved to fish.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jon, whom he married on May 9, 1991; daughter, Erin (Ray) Blevins, of Sandusky; son, Todd (Suzanne) Fulton, of Texarkana, TX; grandsons, Jared and Lukas Walker, of New London and granddaughters, Hannah Piatt and Rachel Fulton, of TX. Richard is also survived by two brothers, David (Sherry) Kelley, of Norwalk and Tim (Jenny) Kelley, of Wakeman and nieces, Kristina Frye and Melissa Kelley.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Burial with military rites followed at Grove Street Cemetery, New London.

Memorial contributions in Dick's memory may be directed to either Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, 44870, or to BSA troop 217, C/O Terry Knudsen, 4509 SR 162 E., New London, 44851. Condolences for the Kelley family may be given at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.

Gary John Lukas Sr. of New London passed away July 14, 2014 while on vacation in California with his wife Patricia. Gary was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio on Dec. 21 of 1946; he was the son of the late John Lukas and Virginia (Moffo) Lukas.

Gary retired from LTV Steel and worked for the late Mr. Brown of Vermilion and enjoyed being a driver for Sharpnack Chevrolet. In his free time, Gary was a member of the Ashland County Bass Masters and spent many years on the water in his bass boat, he also loved drag racing and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching Sci-Fi movies and sharing his words of wisdom with anyone who would listen, a trait he continued until he went to our Lord.

Gary leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia (Bruce) Lukas, two children Gary John Lukas Jr., his wife Rosa of Paso Robles California, Jennifer Lynn (Lukas) Morrow, her husband Christopher Morrow of Collins, Ohio and three grandchildren Morgan, Connor, and Spencer. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Memorial services will be held on Aug. 30, 2014 at the Collins Methodist Church at 2 p.m.

Milford T. Turner, 77, resident of Willard passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Mercy Willard Hospital. He was born on March 23, 1937 in Hueysville, Kentucky to the late Greene and Dora (Turner) Turner and had been a Willard resident the majority of his life. Mr. Turner retired from MTD in Willard after 42 years of service. He attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Willard and enjoyed gardening, Blue Grass music and mowing his lawn.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Hamons) Turner whom he married on October 24, 1964; a son, Trenton Turner of Willard; and a daughter, Tammie Turner and Kevin McBride of Willard; one granddaughter, Erica (Alex) Weinbroer of Lorain; two great grandsons, Kaden and Nicholas Weinbroer; a brother, Joe (Blanche) Turner of Ashland, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Mark Turner; four sisters, Loucretia Supurlock; Bernice Bailey; Gail Bailey; and Loretta Cochran; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edna and Paul Hamons.

Friends called at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. where the funeral service were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m.with Reverends Ron Parsons and Greg Griffith officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

Anna L. Reed, 88, resident of Plymouth, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio. She was born on April 19, 1926 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Hager and Sally (Hughes) Ousley and had been a Plymouth area resident since 1950.

She retired from the former Quanex Mfg. in Shelby after 32 years of service. She was a member of the Eternal Rose Old Regular Baptist Church in Nashville, Ohio. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, going to church and most of all loving her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Kelly "Bill" Reed; two daughters, Linda (Jim) Pennybaker of Willard; and Lana (Mike) King of Willard; five grandchildren, Harold Mills; John Mills; Kelly O'Brien; Jason Goble; and Michael King, Jr.; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.

Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. with Elders Hargus Tuttle, Larry Newsome and Dennis Elkinson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Eternal Rose Old Regular Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

Frances J. Holmer (85) of Willard, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at Church of the Nazarene, 4414 Township Road 12 West, Willard.

Online Condolences may be made at www.lindseykocher.com.

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