Clark Johnson, 56, of Elyria, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Hospice at The Renaissance, Olmsted Township after a long battle with cancer. Born in Columbus, he graduated from Wellington High School and the DeVry University. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the Army, having served in Vietnam. For 25 years, he owned and operated his own CB and radio business in North Ridgeville. He was employed by the city of Elyria as an electronics technician for the past seven years. His passion was riding motorcycles. He was known as “Big Grampa” to his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of three years, Sharon Stone Johnson; his mother, Jo Johnson of Wellington; a daughter, Angie Dotson of Elyria; sons Brian Johnson of Elyria and Chad Stone of Akron; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Johnson, and a sister, Beth. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until a 5 p.m. memorial service Sunday at the Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Lea Mahan will officiate. Condolences may be sent to 346 Kenyon Ave., Elyria, OH 44035.
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Gary D. Kurtz
Parents Edward and Elma
Mae Kurtz. Wife Jean (Bowman) and children, Russell, Mandy, Christopher
died in a recent auto accident ,
Louis, Debbie, Sherri, Still born Children Robert and Tina. Gary died in 1983 resulting from a
large tractor accident in Arkansas while pulling a large wagon and
went over a embankment and down a hillside. Gary was crushed to
death in the accident. Gary is also survived by three brothers,
Kenny, Glenn, Scott and a sister Kay. Gary is buried in Wellington
with his son next to him. Information provided by various sources.
June 26, 1948, Son of Harold & Ila (Wolf) Connerth, Brother of
Terry, Betty, and Harold II, Died: May 3, 1970, Auto accident on mountain
road in Athens, Greece as a specialist 4th class in the United States
Army. He was returning to the base from the Army's Radar Station in those
mountains, where his job was 3 days in a stretch, one day of duty; one of
rest; and one on call.
He was first to have
a tree planted in his name, marking the 100th Anniversary of Arbor Day and
as a memorial to Wellington School District's war dead.
By Ila Connerth
Michael Eugene Goodwin
E. Goodwin, son of Lloyd and Betty Goodwin, and brother of Bill, Pat, and
Janice. After graduation, he married Pam Simonson, and they were married
for 5 years, but had no children. He was a truck driver for Arrow
Trucking, out of Colorado, and hauled, mainly, oil well equipment. He
enjoyed bowling with the Wellington Eagles Club league, shooting pool, and
was an active member in the Wellington 4-wheel drive club. Mike served our
country (U.S. Army) as a helicopter crew-chief in the Vietnam War for 1
term, then signed up for another term. He, also, served 2 years in
Germany. He had numerous medals, commendations. Mike gave his life
(Sept.16, 1978) to avoid hitting another truck and driver that had stopped
on the "blind-side" of a curve on a 2 lane road in the foothills
of the mountains in Colorado.
took God's Hand when I heard God Call
could not stay to laugh, to Love to work, to play
left undone must stay that way
my parting has left a void,
fill it with remembered joys.
friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,
yes these things I too, will miss.
not burdened with times of sorrow,
wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
life's been full, I've savored much,
friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
my time seems all too brief
lengthen it now with undue grief.
Rose Massie Faight
November 16, 1947 Died: December 31, 1997 of a brain
aneurysm. She and Jack were married 31 years. Have 3 children: Scot,
Nancy & Terri and 4 grandchildren. (2 at the time of Rose's death).
Rose was a professional wallpaper hanger. She loved antiques, animals and
to read, and visiting Nancy in France. She was always fun loving and loved
life. I miss her smiling face and sense of humor, she could always make me
laugh. She was my best friend.
Pat Massie Barylski
Born on November 2,
1949, Patti lost her long battle with diabetes on July 31, 1999. Although
she had many complications, including the loss of her eyesight and kidney
failure, she always remained optimistic. She received a kidney transplant
on March 10, 1979, which lasted twenty years. Patti's courage continues to
be an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed by her family
and friends. Sent By, Bill and Sue Hamer
Sergeant Timothy Cottrell
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cottrell. Casualty of the Vietnam War, Tim Served
our country until August 27th '68 in Bing Long, South Vietnam.
Timothy died from small arms fire. Tim Received the National Defense
Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon,
Expert & Sharp Shooters Badge, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Medal &
Army Commendation Medal for Heroism, Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious
Service for his leadership & courage. SGT Cottrell is on Panel 46W,
line 039 of Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Roena Beth Clawson Gibbins,
54, died peacefully in the care of her family and hospice Friday, Sept.
Roena was born Sept. 7, 1949, in
Oberlin, Ohio, to Earl and Ida Clawson. She was married to Craig Gibbins
and they were blessed with two children. They had lived in Fort Worth
since 1974, where she worked in education for 27 years.
Survivors: Parents, Earl and Ida
Clawson; husband of 33 years, Craig; and dog, Mickey; son, Matthew and
wife, Sarah; and her anticipated grandson, Keiser; daughter, Amanda and
husband, Matthew; brother, Ted and wife, Sandra; niece, Megan; nephew,
Adam; brother, Roger and wife, Dianne; niece, Sarah; and brother, John and
We were so
blessed to have her with us for the 35th reunion. We will miss her dearly!
different persons differently, some by the impact they have made on our
emotions, and others by the impression they leave in our minds.--Hallie
Donna Wrench Hall
Donna died suddenly
Thursday, October 28, 2004 , in the emergency room at Allen Medical Center
in Oberlin. Born in Oberlin, she lived in Wellington for most of her life
and was a '67 graduate of Wellington High School. Donna worked as a
machinist at Precision Fitting Inc. in Wellington for 15 years. She was a
member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Wellington. She enjoyed
going to antique shows with her husband and spending time with her
Survivors include her husband, David
E. Hall Sr., of Wellington; a son, James J. Wacker of Wellington; a
stepson, David Hall Jr., of Lagrange; daughters Julie C. Wagner, Jill M.
Mull and Jeanna L. Kirschner, all of Wellington; step-daughters Nadia M.
Hall of Greenwich and Erin M. Hall of Wellington; her mother, Dortha
Wrench (nee Hines) of Wellington; and nine
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father,