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Alumni

In Remembrance...

Our sympathy goes out to the loved ones of our alumni and friends who have recently passed away. Also see passings by decade.

Passings (by last name)

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    ALBRECHT, John. Alumnus from the class of 1949 passed away on May 31, 2011.

    ALBRIGHT, Marian Kiess. Alumna from the class of 1930 passed away on March 8, 2011.

    ALKIRE, Carol Clark. Alumna from the Class of 1946 passed away on Jan. 27, 2010. She enjoyed raising great danes and basset hounds, and was very active within the local and national basset hound clubs. She retired from Belk's of Fort Pierce, FL. She was an active member of the Indian River Presbyterian Church in Fort Pierce, FL for many years before moving to Wesley Chapel, FL. Preceding in death is husband, Robert Alkire '45. Survived by children, Pamela, Richard, and Steven.

    AMUNDSEN, Barbara Lemley. Alumna from the Class of 1953 passed away on December 28, 2009.

    ANDEREGG, Frederick C. Alumnus from the Class of 1940 passed away February 5, 2010.

    ARNOLD, Darcie J. Alumna from the class of 1979 passed away on May 29, 2011.

    AUGSPURGER, Dr. Harold F. Alumnus from the Class of 1941 passed away Sept. 9, 2010. Retired Dentist. Veteran of World War II, Army Air Corps, Lt. Colonel (ret.) and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. Graduate of Otterbein College in 1941, served on Otterbein College Board of Trustees, founding member of the Otterbein "O" Club, member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and Otterbein College Athletic Hall of Fame. Graduate of The Ohio State University Dental School in 1952, member of Dayton Dental Society and Ohio State Dental Society. Founder of Dayton Ski Club and active member of Kittyhawk Ski Club, Dayton View Optimist Club and First U.M. Church of Dayton. Volunteer at U.S. Air Force Museum. Survived by his wife Kathleen "Molly" Augspurger '41; children, Richard '69 (Judy) Augspurger of Denver, CO, Jim '71 (Linda '71) Augspurger and Jayne Ann '74 (John) McKewen, all of Westerville, and Betsy '76 (Mike) Duncan of Union, OH; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Meckna, Ryan Johnson, Ashley, Ellen '08 and Adam '05 (Kelly) Augspurger, John, Daniel and Keira McKewen, Bryan '06 (Lori) Duncan; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Augspurger '39.

    Alumnus from the Class of 1941 passed away Sept. 9, 2010. Retired Dentist. Veteran of World War II, Army Air Corps, Lt. Colonel (ret.) and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. Graduate of Otterbein College in 1941, served on Otterbein College Board of Trustees, founding member of the Otterbein "O" Club, member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and Otterbein College Athletic Hall of Fame. Graduate of The Ohio State University Dental School in 1952, member of Dayton Dental Society and Ohio State Dental Society. Founder of Dayton Ski Club and active member of Kittyhawk Ski Club, Dayton View Optimist Club and First U.M. Church of Dayton. Volunteer at U.S. Air Force Museum. Survived by his wife Kathleen "Molly" Augspurger '41; children, Richard '69 (Judy) Augspurger of Denver, CO, Jim '71 (Linda '71) Augspurger and Jayne Ann '74 (John) McKewen, all of Westerville, and Betsy '76 (Mike) Duncan of Union, OH; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Meckna, Ryan Johnson, Ashley, Ellen '08 and Adam '05 (Kelly) Augspurger, John, Daniel and Keira McKewen, Bryan '06 (Lori) Duncan; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Augspurger '39.

    AUSTIN, Constance Hahn. Alumna from the class of 1951 passed away on December 18, 2011.

    AUSTIN, Tracy M. Alumna from the class of 1993 passed away on January 14, 2011.

    BAILEY, Herbert J.Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away July 5, 2010. Bert played football for Middletown High and Otterbein College. He received the Purple Heart while fighting in Normandy during WWII. He retired from Armco in 1984. He was an avid bowler and a member of the Butler County Bowling Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Audrey of Goodyear, son, David Bailey of Middletown, daughters, Candace Porter of East Troy, WI, and Caprice Bailey of Gaithersburg, MD. He is also survived by stepdaughters, Freda Cook and Teresa Rockwood of Phoenix, AZ, and stepsons Todd Brewer of Chandler, AZ and Rick Brewer of Hamilton, Ohio as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    BAKER, Kenneth. Alumnus from the Class of 1952 passed away September 16, 1988.     

    BAKER-BLACKFORD, Martha. Alumna from the Class of 1942 passed away November 3, 2003.

    BARBER, John P. Alumnus from the class of 1952 passed away on July 11, 2010.

    BARNES, Linda Stempeck. Alumna from the class of 1968 passed away.

     

    BARNHART, Esther Loxley, alumna from the Class of 1974 passed away Oct. 7, 2011. The memorial service for Esther Barnhart, wife of Phil Barnhart, Emeritus professor of Physics, will be held Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Village, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. in Columbus (behind the Columbus Square Shopping Center). Chaplain Monty Bradley will officiate and celebratory music will be provided by my jazz duo, PB'N'J ("Piano, bass, and Jazz"). Prelude music begins at 10:40.

    BARR, Douglas R. Alumnus from the Class of 1981 passed away January 27, 2011.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BARROWS, Holly Jean. Alumna from the Class of 1975 passed away September 2, 2010.

    BARTHOLOMEW, Robert E. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away December 23, 2010.

    BEACHLEY, Gladys R. Alumna from the class of 1943 passed away on July 12, 2010.

    BEAR, Laverne L. Alumna from the class of 1956 passed away on June 8, 2011.

    BECKER,  Marilou Daily. Alumna from the class of 1948 passed away on January 30, 2011.

    BELL, Martha Howe. Alumna from the Class of 1937.

    BEN-DAVIES, Amelia Caulker. Alumna from the Class of 1959 passed away on April 10, 2010.

    BERGQUIST, Eleanore Anderson. Alumna from the Class of 1943 passed away March 28, 2009.

    BLACKBURN, Donald. Alumnus from the Class of 1955 passed away February 16, 2004.

    BLAHA, Barbara B. Alumna from the class of 1951 passed away on November 29, 2007.

    BLAUCH, Claude. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away on April 10, 2011.

    BOND, Helen Kennedy. Alumna from the Class of 1967, passed away Jan. 29, 2010. She was a first grade teacher at Galena Elementary for 13 years and a principal for 12 years. She was a charter member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Columbus. She helped with Care Net Pregnancy Center in Mount Vernon and quilted more than 1000 quilts for newborns at Grady Memorial Hospital. Survived by husband, Ernest Bond; and children, Karen, Richard, Rebecca, and Doris Bond Kennedy '67; and daughter-in-law Susan Davis Bond `81

    BONETZKY, Dean. Alumnus from the class of 1998 passed away on October 14, 2011.

    BOOTH, Harrison E. Alumnus from the Class of 1949 passed away April 30, 2010.

    BOWER, Harold F. Alumnus from the Class of 1949 passed away November 30, 2007.

    BROMELEY, Marian. Alumna from the Class of 1929 passed away on April 18, 2011, in Bradford, PA at the age of 104. She was a member of the former Valley Hunt Club, Pennhills Club, Bradford Club, Bradford Literary Club, Bradford Landmark Society and the Order of the Eastern Star. She and a dedicated group of friends were instrumental in the development and operation of Crook Farm, an historical restoration of a farm and oil-producing property typical of the area around Bradford. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Robert '29; sister-in-law, Jeanne Bromeley Caldwell '27 and brother-in-law, Edward Caldwell '27. She is survived by her son, Thomas '51 and his wife, Jean Hostetler Bromeley '54; four grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

     BROOKS, Maurice D. Class of 1968.

    BROWN, Elinor Mignerey. Alumna from the class of 1945 passed away on May 10, 2011.

    BROWN, Margaret Shoemaker. Alumna from the class of 1944 passed away on December 22, 2011.

    BROWN, Susan Berger, alumna from the Class of 1965, passed away January 6, 2010.

    BRYANT, Jeffrey A. Class of 1973 passed away April 1, 2010.

    BUDD, Joanne Hickok. Alumna from the class of 1958 passed away on August 10, 2011.

    BUNNELL, Peter A. Alumnus from the class of 1977 passed away on August 24, 2010.

    BURK, William H. Class of 1947.

    BURNS, Joanne Gauntt. Alumnae from the Class of 1949 passed away October 15, 2010.

    BYERS, Geneva MItchell. Alumna from the Class of 1929 passed away on April 30, 2007.

    BYRUM, John K., alumnus from the Class of 1955, passed away Oct. 14, 2009. Survived by wife, Judith; and children, Jeffrey, John, and Jayme.

    CALLAWAY, Warren J. Alumnus from the class of 1951 passed away on September 10, 2011.

    CALLIHAN, Robert G. Alumnus from the class of 1953 passed away on December 12, 2011.

    CAMPBELL, Catherine Ward. Alumna from the Class of 1940 passed away April 9, 2010. She had been living in an assisted living home in San Diego, Ca for the past year. She still loved to sing and enjoyed being in the sunshine everyday. Preceded in death by husband Randall O. Campbell '40 and survived by children Glen, David and Mary '68.

    CANZONERI, Robert. Husband of Candy Canzoneri, who is a part time faculty member in the English Department, passed away December 4, 2010.


    CASE, Mary Cassel. Alumna from the class of 1959 passed away.

    CHAMBERS, Jr., Howard C., Class of 1987, passed away May 6, 2009. He was a Field Representative for the U.S. Census Bureau. He was a member of the Queen of Archangle Parish in Clarence, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Mountain Council, and was current president of the Clarence Community Cable. He was a coach for Mountaintop Little League , the Boys & Girls Youth Basketball League, and Youth Football League. Survived by wife, Stephanie; and children, Noah and Morgan.

    CHAPMAN, Guy M. Class of 1971, passed away April 7, 2010. Those who wish may make contribution to the Fairway-Waycraft sports program in care of the funeral home.

    CHASE, Jean L. Unger, Class of 1943, passed away Feb. 11, 2010. Following college Jean worked in the advertising industry in Cleveland, OH then returned to University to earn her Master's degree in English from St. Francis University. She then taught 18 years at Central and North high schools in Naperville, IL. Jean was a member of the Angola Congregational United Church of Christ, Friends of the Library, PEO Chapter DV women's organization, and volunteered at Steuben County Animal Shelter. She also read her poetry to the ladies of Cameron Woods assisted living facility. Survived by husband, Marion C. Chase '47; children, Kevin and Susan; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many friends and relatives.

    CHERRINGTON, Peggy Wilson. Alumna from the class of 1947 passed away on October 24, 2011.

    CIMINELLO, Robert L. Alumnus from the class of 1953 passed away on January 12, 2012.

    COBERLY, Helen Morton. Alumna from the class of 1953 passed away on December 14, 2011.

    COLE, Charles E. Alumnus from the Class of 1948 passed away May 16, 2010.

    COLE, Irene L. Alumna from the class of 1944 passed away on August 26, 2011.

    COLE, Forrest E. Alumnus from the Class of 1951 passed away on June 20, 2008.

    COLLINS, Alice Foy. Alumna from the Class of 1930 passed away on May 24, 2010.

    CORDLE, Jacqueline Ann McCalla, alumna from the Class of 1946, passed away Feb. 3, 2010. Jacque was a longtime member of the Centerburg United Methodist Church where she served a choir director for 49 years. She operated the Centerburg Unit of the Salvation Army for 32 years and founded the Centerburg Golden Age Club, and later the Centerburg Senior Services.  She was a civic leader and named a "Knox County Mover and Shaker". She served on the Board of the Knox County Adult Education Career Center and The Knox County Mental Health Board. Jacqueline was a longtime member of Centerburg Alpha Club and served as a District President of the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs. Also, a member of the Knox Community Hospital Auxiliary and an ardent supporter of the local fire department and Knox County Sheriff’s Department. Jacqueline was named the 2007 Knox County Outstanding Senior Citizen and recognized as a 2008 American Red Cross Humanitarian Hero. Preceded in death is husband, Harold. Survived is children, Erin, Jacqueline, and Christopher T. Cordle ‘69; and daughter-in-law, Dr. Susan Palmer ‘70.

    COSBY, Lois Phillips. Alumna from the class of 1984 passed away on July 25, 2011.

    COWGILL, William. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away August 31, 1989.

    CRABBE, William K., alumnus from the Class of 1950, passed away on Nov. 2, 2009, in Sarasota, Florida. Survived by daughter, Carol Haefner of Sarasota, and one granddaughter.

    CRAIG, Beverly Lyn Darrah. Alumna from the class of 2002 passed away on March 8, 2011.

    CRAMER, William. Alumnus from the Class of 1955 passed away March 21, 2009.

    CRANE, Maj. Herman T. Alumnus from the class of 1964 passed away.

    CROUCH, Marjorie Friar. Alumna from the class of 1962 passed away on December 9, 2010.

    CUNNINGHAM, Doris. Alumna from the Class of 1948 passed away September 29, 2010.

    CUNNINGHAM, Florence Cruit. Alumna from the Class of 1930 passed away on September 9, 2010.

    DALE, John P., alumnus from the Class of 1950, passed away Jan. 22, 2010, at his Otterbein home. He was vice president for Third National Bank, and a member of Central Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Una, and survived by children, John and Karen.

    DANIELS, Edgar F. Alumnus from the Class of 1947 passed away August 5, 2010.

    DAVIDSON, Helen G. Alumna from the Class of 1930 passed away on February 9, 1999.

    DAVIS, Mae Estill. Alumnus from the Class of 1953 passed away December 18, 2010.

    DAVIS, Amelia Caulker-Ben. Alumna from the Class of 1959 passed away April 10, 2010 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. After graduation from Otterbein, she retruned home amd worked in the Ministry of Social Welfare until her retirement as Head of the department in 1973. She represented the Ministry at various National and Internation meetings. She also engaged in the organization and supervision of church extension programs at the Uniter Methodist Urban Center, Kissy and Pa Loko. She was instrumental in getting a school built in her village of Mambo and worked towards the construction of a road to the village. In 1979, she received the Insignia of Officer of the  Rokel. In 1982, and she was appointed Member of the Board of the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation and served as Minister for Food Affairs. In 2000, she received the Millenium Award for Faithful Service to the United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her contribution to the development of the rural women and infant feeding programs, especially for the Bennimix project which she designed and engineered. 

    DAVIS, Raymond P. Alumnus from the Class of 1980 passed away December 3, 2008.

    DEIBEL, Roger F, Professor of Education at Otterbein from 1965-1989, passed away June 7, 2010. He was a teacher for thirty-nine years in Ohio public schools of Cuyahoga County, Dover and Wooster, and in Teacher Education at Otterbein University. Graduate of Fresno High School, Muskingum University, Case-Western and The Ohio State Universities. Roger was a member of Lions Club International, the National Education Association and Church of the Messiah, Westerville. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; son, Donald (Marcia); daughters, Marie and Karen; grandsons, Scott, Brian and Matthew (Laura); brother, Curtis. Preceded in death by brothers Carter and Dwight. His body has been donated to The Ohio State University for research purposes. A private family memorial service and private interment in Blendon Central Cemetery by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of Otterbein University, Westerville, OH 43081.

    DEMANA, Thomas M. Alumnus from the Class of 1983 passed away February 9, 2011.

    DENMAN, Jane Snyder. Alumna from the class of 1960 passed away on July 31, 2011.

    DICKINSON, Wendell B. Alumnus from the class of 1966 passed away on May 20, 2011.

    DIGIACOMO, John Jame. Alumnus from the class of 2001 passed away on December 6, 2010.

    DIXON, Joseph Lewis, alumnus from the Class of 1943, passed away Feb. 17, 2010. His life was enriched with the love of music, an illustrious military career, and a gift for sharing his talents as an educator. Joe was a 20 year member of the Tri-County Kiwanis, where he served as president. He was a member of David United Church of Christ and Emanuel Lutheran Church. Preceding in death is wife, Margaret Pickering Dixon '48. Survived by children, Kevin, Deborah, Janice, and Laurinda.

    DOERINGER, Pauline Barton. Alumna from the Class of 1937 passed away August 1, 2010.

    DOUGHERTY, Carole Stover. Alumna from the class of 1954 passed away.

     

    DOVER, David L. Alumnus from the Class of 1952 November 27, 2010.

     

     

     

     

    DOWNING, Jack E. Alumnus from the class of 1949 passed away on January 21, 2010.

    DREISEIDEL, Anthony J. Alumnus from the Class of 1960 passed away March 12, 2010.

    DURFEE, Erwin G. Alumnus from the class of 1937 passed away on March 23, 2007.

    DUTEIL, William. Alumnus from the class of 1958 passed away on April 14, 2011.

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    ESCHBACH, James H. Alumnus from the Class of 1958 passed away January, 10 2011.

    ECKELBERRY, David, alumnus from the Class of 1987, passed away Jan. 25, 2010, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. While at Otterbein, David played third base for our baseball team. His love for baseball began in little league and continued throughout his life as he taught and coached boys of all ages until his health declined. He touched many lives through his music and art. He was an accomplished drummer in the band "The Idea", who produced many upbeat songs and zany jingles. David was a prolific painter, his artwork and bright canvases brought joy to many people. Surviving are his wife, Carla, and children, Paul and Katie.

    EDGAR, Suzanne Stilson. Alumna from the Class of 1979 passed away June 19, 2010. Ms. Edgar was a graduate of Otterbein , with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and received Otterbein's Special Achievement Award in 1994, which is presented to Otterbein graduates whose career contributions have significantly enhanced their profession and organizations.

    ELLIOT, Bette Greene. Alumna from the class of 1942 passed away on October 23, 2011.

    ENGELMAN, Florience Muskoff. Alumna from the Class of 1937.

    ESSELSTYN, William J. Alumnus from the class of 1947 passed away on August 30, 2011.

    EVANS, Helen Hebbeler. Alumna from the Class of 1946, passed away Dec. 28, 2009. She retired as a school teacher in the Oak Hills School District in Cincinnati, OH. Survived by husband, Robert Evans '49; and children, Thomas, and Robert Evans '76.

    FARNLACHER, Ann Hovermale. Alumna from the class of 1945 passed away on October 2, 2011.

    FETTER, Richard D., alumnus from the Class of 1934, passed away Feb. 23, 2010. He was a coach, teacher, principal and superintendent of the Richwood/North Union School District, Richwood, OH. He attended the First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was also active in the Lions and Masons. Richard retired from the school district in 1970 then relocated to Sun City Center, FL in 1978. Preceding him in death was his wife of 62 years, Irene. He is survived by children, Christine Fetter Greene `63, Linda Fetter McGuire `67, Mary Jo Fetter Motz `69 , and Kathryn Winders; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

    FICHNER, Lowell J. Alumnus from the Class of 1942 passed away on January 13, 2010.

    FIFE, James A. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away March 2, 2010.

    FISHER, David F., Class of 1956, passed away Feb. 19, 2010. David was an All-SEOAL basketball player for the Ironmen, and served as a teacher and coach in his hometown. His coaching achievements set him apart as Jackson High School's most successful boys' basketball coach in the school's history. He was a long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church of Jackson. Survived by wife, Bobbye Lou Gagel Fisher; and children, Douglas and David.

    FLECK, Janet Roberts. Alumna from the Class of 1947 passed away Sept. 7, 2010.

    FOGELSANGER, Kenneth D. Alumnus from the class of 1954 passed away on November 24, 2010.

    FOLTZ, Olive McCombs, Class of 1939.

    FOSTER, Diedre K. Alumna from the class of 1982 passed away on June 05, 2011.

    FOWLER, Dolores Koons. Alumna from the Class of 1954 passed away Sept. 16, 2010.

    FOX, Shannon Elizabeth, from the Class of 2007, passed away Feb. 20, 2010. She was currently working towards her Master Degree from the University of Dayton. She enjoyed traveling and animals, especially her dog. Preceded in death is mother, Teresa. Survived by father, William.

    FRESHOUR, Paul W., passed away at the Zuspin Hospice Center in Bexley on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the age of 88 years. He is the father of James Freshour '70, pastor of the Maize Manor UMC. He was instrumental in the purchase of the property and the development of Camp Otterbein over 50 years ago, near Camp Otterbein. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the West Ohio Conference Office for Camp Otterbein. A memorial service will be held for Paul on Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Parkview Presbyterian Church, 6969 Livingston Ave., in Reynoldsburg. Condolences may be sent to Jim and Mary Kay Freshour, 1010 Janet Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43224.

    FREVERT, Peter W. Alumnus from the Class of 1959 passed away May 11, 2010.

    GANNETT-WALKER, Lois. Alumna from the Class of 1964 passed away March 5, 2002.

    GELLER, Richard. Alumnus from the Class of 1952 passed away September, 13, 2004.

    GHERSI, Maria. Alumna from the Class of 1980 passed away May 24, 2010.

    GOOD, Annabelle Putterbaugh. Alumna from the class of 1947 passed away on June 28, 2011.

     GREEN, Arthur, alumnus from the Class of 1960, passed away Jan. 26, 2010. He served as a sergeant in the USAF deployed in Germany during the Korean War. He always wanted to know more; more about the world around him, the skies above, and the people he met. Survived by wife, Jacqueline Wright Green '58; and children, Cindi and Scott.

    GRIER, Keith S. Alumnus from the class of 1983 passed away.

    GIDICH, Martha Calland. Alumna from the Class of 1953 passed away January 4, 2011.

     

    GOFF, Rev. William J. Alumnus from the Class of 1955, passed away May 2, 2010. After graduating from Marion Harding High School, he entered Otterbein University in September 1951, where he majored in Sociology and Psychology and was a member of Pi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Master United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 24 Grove St., Westerville, Ohio.

    GOULD, Todd C. Alumnus from the Class of 1964 passed away June 7, 2010.

    GREENOW, Richard V. Alumnus from the class of 1950 passed away on April 24, 2008.

    GROSVENOR, Clark Edward. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away November 15, 2010.

    HALBERG, Janet Jenkins. Alumna from the class of 1954 passed away.

    HAMILTON, Louise W. Alumna from the class of 1945 passed away on Jun 3, 2003.

     HAMILTON, Dr. Richard A. Alumnus from the class of 1965 passed away on February 3, 2012.

    HAMMOND, Thomas W., alumnus from the Class of 1952.

     

    HANAFORD, Robert, alumnus from the Class of 1952, passed away Feb. 3, 2009. He was a teacher for the Princeton School District and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton. Survived by wife, Donna; and children, Barbara and Lee Ann Hanaford Millisor '79.

    HANAWALT, Donald R. Alumnus from the Class of 1940 passed away on March 6, 2010.

    HARKER, Kelly Holstein. Alumna from the Class of 1983 passed away December 28, 2010.

    HARRIS, Kenelmn W. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away on June 14, 2010. 

    HARROLD-GANTZ, Marybeth. Alumna from the Class of 1944 passed away January 9, 2010.

    HAWK, Barbara Burtner. Alumna from the class of 1952 passed away on June 27, 2011.

    HAWK, Patricia Finney. Alumna from the Class of 1951, passed away April 24, 2010 from lung cancer in Savannah, GA. Preceded in death by husband William Jay Hawk '52 and survived by Rebecca Hawk Thomaswick '74.

    HECKMAN, Dorothy Dunning. Alumna from the class of 1967 passed away on December 24, 2011.

    HENNON, Mary Giusti. Alumna from the Class of 1947 passed away November 2, 2010.

     

    HENTON, Keith T. Alumnus from the class of 1943 passed away on December 17, 2010.

    HENZE, Jane Ann. Alumna from the class of 2008 passed away on July 30, 2011.

     HERRMANN, Anna Voorhees. Alumna from the Class of 1939 passed away on May 6, 2011.

    HICKS, Otis F. Alumnus from the class of 1962 passed away on February 28, 2011.

    HILLEGAS, Emerson. Alumnus from the Class of 1938 passed away December 14, 2008.

    HOFFMAN, W. William. Alumnus from the Class of 1951 passed away on June 18, 2008.

    HOGAN, Dr. Earl E. Class of 1950, of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away on March 4, 2010. After high school Earl joined the Army Air Force, served in WWII, and later he was a captain in the Air Force Reserves. He earned his Masters in Education for The Ohio State University, and his PHD in Education at Michigan State University. He was the superintendent of many school districts throughout Ohio and Michigan. He was active in the Zanesville, OH Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Port Authority, and a board member of the Zanesville Art Museum, as well as many educational groups. He was a member of the Mason's for 64 years - a 32nd degree. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Webb Hogan `49; two children, Dan and Cathy; two grandchildren; a brother, Bob and sister, Betty Holderbaum; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents; three brothers; two sisters; and two grandson's.

    HOLLAND, Donna Rice. Class of 1963, passed away March 3, 2010. Survived by children, Larry, Timothy, and Mark Holland '03.

    HOLLER, Mildred Wells. Alumna from the Class of 1936 passed away June 9, 1992.

    Photo of Robert HohnHOHN, Robert William, a former music professor at Otterbein, passed away on August 15, 2009, at the age of 92 in San Angelo, Texas. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Esther, his daughter, Carolyn Sunderman and her husband, Norman, of San Angelo, his son, Michael Hohn and his wife, Sharon, of Cincinnati, and his grandson, Kurt Sunderman and his wife, Monica, of Chicago, Illinois.

    HOOVER, Amy Michelle. Alumna from the class of 2006 passed away on May 6, 2011.

    HOOVER, Charles A. Alumnus from the Class of 1948 passed away June 4, 2010.

    HOTZE, Beverly Ace. Alumna from the Class of 1970, passed away Aug. 1, 2010.

    HOUSER, Winifred Parkinson. Alumna from the Class of 1932 passed away October 26, 2003.

    HOWLAND, Georgia Patton. Alumna from the Class of 1936 passed away December 16, 2010.

    HUMPHREYS, Marian Dew. Class of 1929 passed away April 6, 2010.

    HURSH, Richard H. Alumnus from the Class of 1934 passed away November 14, 2002.

    HUTSON, Martha Hankinson. Class of 1954, passed away Feb. 13, 2010. She spent her early career as an elementary and preschool teacher and program director. She was an artist, enjoyed music, specifically listening to and playing the piano. Martha loved nature and watching the wildlife, especially the birds visiting the pond in her backyard. Survived by husband, Fred Hutson; child, Lynne; sister, Mary Hankinson Crimmel '58; nephew, Orlando Burt Crimmel '90; and niece, Marlynne Crimmel Gresock '90.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    JACOBY, Mary Catherine Dillon. Alumnae from the Class of 1951 passed away January 1, 2011.

    JAKES, Frank H. Alumnus from the class of 1938 passed away on October 1, 2007.

    JOHNSON-MEREDITH, Grace. Alumna from the Class of 1962 passed away February 20, 2007.

    JOHNSTON, Betty Baker. Alumna from the Class of 1948 passed away April 9, 2010.

    JOHNSTON, Betty Hughes. Alumna from the Class of 1939 passed away on December 19, 2002.

    KAREFA-SMART, Dr. John. Alumnus from the Class of 1940 passed away August 25, 2010, in Freetown Sierra Leone.

    KELLER, Robert T. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away March 7, 2012. View online obituary.

    KELLEY, Ruth E. Billman Davis, alumna from the Class of 1939, of Naples, FL, formerly of Westerville, OH, passed away March 29, 2010. She attended Otterbein University and retired from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company in 1979 after 33 years of employment. Ruth was a past President of Telhio Credit Union Board of Directors, of which she was an official for 17 years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a Past Noble Grand of Liberty Rebekah Lodge, Powell, OH. For the past nine years Ruth has lived at Aston Gardens where she enjoyed her friends, family, travels, bridge and partying. She enjoyed each day she was given with a positive attitude and she wanted everyone who knew her to celebrate her life! Ruth was a very family oriented person and often said "My family is my life." She is survived by her loving relatives, nephews, Robert E. Billman '55, Dallas, TX, Edwin Billman and wife, Barbara of Naples, FL, Neal Billman and wife, Kay of Boca Grande, FL, Kenneth Davis and wife, Barbara of Farmdale, OH; nieces, Alice Wright and husband, John of Sebring, FL, Terry '90 and husband, Glen Bare of Dublin, OH; and a multitude of great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley Calton of Hebo, OR. Preceded in death by husbands, Thomas E. Davis in 1977 and Raymond C. Kelley in 2001. Also preceded in death by her parents, Ivy and Harley Billman; sisters, Gertrude Waters '30 and Lorene Wabeke '30; and brother, Lowell (Bill) Billman; and nephew, Dennis Waters.

    KEMP, Harold R. Alumnus from the Class of 1971 passed away on June 30, 2011.

    KENY, Galia Manis. Alumna from the class of 1983 passed away on October 19, 2011.

    KESSLER, Patricia. Former parent and Otterbein employee passed away on April 28, 2011.

    KNODERER, Robert W. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away October 27, 1996.

    KORBELAK, Daniel. Alumnus from the Class of 1953 passed away June 23, 2004.

    KRAFT, Virginia Petersen, passed away April 21, 2010, after many years of living with multiple sclerosis. Virginia was the wife of Robert Kraft of the Department of Psychology, mother of their two children, Jessica and Samuel, and a practicing family therapist and divorce mediator for Children’s Hospital.

    KRAMER,  John D. Alumnus from the class of 1973 passed away on August 21, 2011.

    KRAYER, Ronald C. Alumnus from the class of 1954 passed away.

     

    KRUGMAN, Daniel. Alumnus from the class of 1970 passed away on February 13, 2011.

     

     KUHN, Sharon Smith. Alumna from the class of 1975 passed away on June 27, 2011.

     

    LANG, Gerald C. Alumnus from the Class of 1971 passed away on August 13, 2010.

    LASETA, Lana Rinehart. Alumna from the Class of 1966, passed away Feb. 10, 2010. She was a first grade teacher at St. James Academy, Monkton, MD. Lana didn't quite fulfill her dream of world travel, but she formulated multiple, memorable social studies units, transforming her classroom into places such as Japan and Australia. Survived by Frank J. Laseta '67; and children, Jordan, Joseph, Sarah, and Grant.

    LEBZELTER, Lois Kraus. Alumna from the class of 1953 passed away on June 7, 2011.

    LEMBRIGHT, Charles F. Alumnus from the Class of 1959 passed away February 22, 2011.

    LEVEILLEE, Grace Shufelt. Alumna from the Class of 1928 passed away on May 16, 2010.

    LEWIS, Rev. Gerald. Alumnus from the Class od 1955 passed away on July 16, 2010.

    LIMBACH, Vickie Wanner. Alumna from the Class of 1975 passed away in February 18, 2008.

    LLOYD, George D. Alumnus from the class of 1958 passed away on May 29, 2011.

    LONGMIRE, Howard H. Alumnus from the Class of 1955 passed away August 4, 2010.

    LOPEZ, Maj. Joe M. Alumnus from the class of 1975 passed away.

    LOWE, Oscar. Alumnus from the Class of 1951 passed away March 17, 2007.

    MAPLE, Donna J., alumna from the Class of 1970, passed away after a long battle with cancer on March 21, 2010.

    MARRYATT, Edward. Alumnus from the Class of 1952 passed away August 20, 1985.

    MARTIN, Timothy Ryan. Alumnus from the class of 2002 passed away on May 28, 2011.

    MAYSE, Harley. Alumnus from the Class of 1951 passed away February 22, 1990.

    MCCLELLAND, Harriet Jones. Alumna from the class of 1947 passed away on May 29, 2001.

    MCCORKLE, Glenna LeGrand. Alumna from the Class of 1964 passed away November 14, 2010.

    MCCULLOUGH-HUSTON, Patricia. Alumna from the Class of 1961 passed away May 22, 1999.

    MCGEE, Esther Scott. Alumna from the Class of 1947 passed away January 3, 2011.

    MCKITRICK, Jaqueline Copley, alumna from the Class of 1984, passed away December 17, 2009.

    MCKNIGHT, Linda Sisk. Alumna from the class of 1970 passed away on July 29, 2008.

    MILLER, Lois Eikenberry. Alumna from the Class of 1973 passed away January, 31, 2011.

    MILLER, Raymond E. Alumnus from the Class of 1951 passed away July 26, 2010.

    MINCH, John R., alumnus from the Class of 1960, passed away March 13, 2010.

    MINOR, Susan Gregory. Alumna from the Class of 1980, passed away Dec. 24, 2009. Upon graduation, Susan entered the U.S. Civil Service as a contract specialist for the Army's Tank-Automotive Command. Later, she served 22 years as a contract specialist, contracting officer, and team leader for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. She enjoyed traveling, making trips to the Caribbean, Europe, South America, and South Africa. Survived by husband, Michael; and children, Kara and Kristen.

    MITCHELL, Muriel Winegardner. Alumna from the Class of 1943 passed away November 8, 2010.

    MIZIA, Jean Ann (Rocks), the twin sister of Dr. Joan Rocks (Health & Sport Sciences Department Chair), beloved wife of Robert Mizia, and devoted mother of five children died on March 20, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the children’s education fund by forwarding donations to Robert Mizia c/o SNOVER/GIVNISH FUNERAL HOME, 1200 Route 130 North, Cinnaminson, NJ, 08077, 856-829-800.

    MOELLER, Karen Fischer. Alumna from the class of 1968 passed away on June 18, 2011.

    MOKRY, Leslie Eugene Sr. Alumnus from the Class of 1947 passed away on March 16, 2012. Mokry was born and raised in Middletown, OH. He was a 1939 graduate of Middletown High School and entered Otterbein College in September 1939. His college days were interrupted by World War II. In 1943, he enlisted in the naval Air Corps. He was ordered to Active Duty in June 1942, completed flight training in June 1943 and was commissioned an Ensign and designated a Naval Aviator. Les served in three different squadrons and flew in combat missions from aircraft carriers in Torpedo Bombers (TBF) and fighter planes (F6F) in all three theatres of operation. He reenrolled in Otterbein in September of 1946 and was graduated in the Centennial class of 1947 with a BA in Business Administration and began his career in finance and banking with Universal CIT credit Corporation. He was recalled to active duty by the Navy in 1952 and served two years during the Korean Conflict. Les returned to civilian life, resumed his career with UCIT and attained the position of District manager. In 1970, his company downsized and his position was eliminated. He secured employment with Buckeye Savings Association of Cincinnati. After a series of buyouts and mergers, the final one by Citizens Federal of Dayton, he was appointed Assistant VP and held that position until retirement in 1984. Les then worked at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati for 18 months and has been employed as a courier by LCNB for 15 years. As a Naval Reserve Officer, Les was required to remain in the Naval Reserve. During his tenure, he served as a Squadron Commander and as an Assistant Wing Staff Commander, retiring as a Captain in 1982. Throughout his dual careers as a civilian and a naval reserve officer, Les has been active in his church, his community, his alma mater, is a Kentucky Colonel, and a life member of several Veterans and military organizations. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marilyn '47 (nee: Steiner) Mokry, one son & daughter-in-law, Leslie Eugene Jr. & Margaret Mokry of Hilliard, OH, one daughter & son-in-law, Jana Lynn & Rhey Mullen of Latrobe, PA, one brother, Jack Mokry of Miamisburg, OH, one sister, Julia Ruth DeGrandchamp of Azle, TX, and three grandchildren, Erin Rhey Mullen, Jeremy Eugene Mokry and Annie Leigh Mullen. He was preceded by his parents, Daniel P. & Goldie F. (nee: Carson) Mokry, one brother, Joseph Mokry, and one sister, Wilma Mae Duvall. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 25th, 2:00 PM, at the Hope United Methodist Church. Memorial donations are requested to the church’s Playground Project, 3642 Shaker Rd., Franklin, OH 45005. Arrangements by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon.

    MOODY, Floyd O. Alumnus from the Class of 1944 passed away January 16, 2011.

    MOORE, Paul F., alumnus from the Class of 1951, passed away March 1, 2010. Paul, who fought in World War II, was preceded in death by is father-in-law, Carl L. Smith '20. Survived by wife, Ruth Anne Smith Moore '51; sister-in-law, Kathy Smith '69; brother-in-law, Neale Smith '50; and nieces, Jean Moore Smith '72, and Jan Moore Bache '75.

    MORRISON, Charles E. Alumnus from the Class of 1939 passed away on June 13, 2011.

    MURRAY, Garrison. Alumnus from the Class of 1957 passed away on February 19, 2011.

    NEEDHAM, George. Alumnus from the Class of 1941 passed away on July 1, 2010.

    NEFF, William R. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away on February 16, 2011.

    NELSON, Deidre Wells. Alumna from the Class of 1959 passed away on June 12, 2010.

    NELSON, Geraldine Spencer. Alumna from the Class of 1945 passed away on April 11, 2007.

    NELSON, Margaret Meiklejohn. Alumna from the class of 1951 passed away on October 23, 2011.

    NEUBERT, Claudia Mitchel. Alumna from the class of 1982 passed away on June 11, 2011.

    NOBLE, David S. Alumnus from the class of 1960 passed away on December 1, 2011.

     NOLL, Dorothy Jordan. Alumna from the class of 1985 passed away on December 4, 2007.

    NOTHSTINE, Harry A. Alumnus from the Class of 1964 passed away July 27, 2010.

    NUHFER, James Edward, alumnus from the Class of 1959, passed away March 28, 2010. Jim graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor's degree in English and received his Masters of Divinity Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton in 1964. The funeral will be held Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in St. Mary's with visitation at the church from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fremont, Ohio on April 10 at 10 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Otterbein Retirement Living Communities, Grand Lake Hospice or the charity of your choice.

  • O-S

    OGLE, Pearl Rexford "Rex", a professor at Otterbein for 29 years, died peacefully in his sleep on New Year's Day. He is survived by Marcia, his faithful, loving wife of 56 years and their 6 children. Read a touching remembrance of Dr. Ogle written by his friend Fred Glasser '69. Bob Place and Myron Campbell also wrote of their fond memories of Dr. Ogle.

    O'HARA, William A., alumnus from the Class of 1941.

    OLDT, Margaret E. Alumna from the class of 1936 passed away on August 8, 2011.

    OWEN, John P. Class of 1958, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. He proudly served seven years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. As a talented manufacturing engineer, he founded and was president of Prototype Technology Inc. and CNC Fixtures. In addition to his business interests he was a consummate explorer and investigator. His wonder and respect for history, nature, and humanity guided his world wide travels. Survived by wife, Evanthia Owen; and children, Cindi and Kimberly.

    PATTON, Doris Brinkman. Alumna from the class of 1939 passed away.

    PAYNE, Paul E. Alumnus from the Class of 1947 passed away on May 19, 2010. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn and 2 children, Laurie and Phil. Paul worked in the law department of Wright Patterson, Dayton, OH; Boeing in Seattle, WA; and in Olympia, WA.

    PERKINS, Shirley Minnis. Alumna from the class of 1951 passed away on August 9, 2011.

    PETRIE, Thomas A. Alumnus from the class of 1951 passed away on August 22, 2011.

    PHELPS, Eleanor Chapman. Alumna from the class of 1950 passed away on August 5, 2011.

     

     

    PHILLIANS, Max. B. Alumnus from the Class of 1947 passed away on January 16, 2006.

    PLACIE, Robert J. Alumnus from the class of 1946 passd away on June 11, 2002.

    PLETZ, Richard. Alumnus from the class of 1951 passed away on April 16, 2011.

    PRATT, Loran D. Alumnus from the class of 1946 passed away on February 12, 2011.

    PROCTOR, Elizabeth. Alumnus from the Class of 1938 passed away August, 18, 2010.

    PRYFOGLE, Laurence L. Alumnus from the Class of 1964 passed away February 10, 2011.

    PUGLIA, Richard. Alumnus from the Class of 1953 passed away April 21, 2009.

    PUSKARICH, Michael T. Alumnus from the Class of 1982 passed away March 17, 2012. Michael's wake will be Thursday, March 22, from 1-8 p.m. Location TBA. The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23. Arrangements are pending at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, OH.

    QUINTANCE, Barbara Jean Pittman, alumna from the Class of 1955, passed away May 31, 2010.

    RANCK, Charles. Alumna from the Class of 1949 passed away on July 6, 2010.

    RANCK, Mary Ferguson. Alumna from the Class of 1949 passed away on Nov. 21, 2009.

    REA, Elizabeth "Betty" Marsh, alumna from the Class of 1953, passed away Jan. 20, 2010. She was a published poet, a pianist, and a supporter of the arts. She was employed in the treasurer's office at The University of Wooster before becoming Director of Housing there. She was a deacon in the Presbyterian Church in Wooster, a member of P.E.O., as well as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and a community ESL program in Wooster. Also, she was a volunteer for W.A.R.M. here at Otterbein. Preceded in death is sister, Leslie Marsh Gress '62; divorced spouse, James Rea '52; and child, Phillip. Survived by children, Carol, Jean, Ellen, and Cabot Rea '78; brother-in-law, Allen Gress '61; and daughter-in-law, Heather Leach Rea '78.

    REA, James R. Alumnus from the Class of 1952, passed away Jan. 8, 2010. He worked in Aviation Design at North American Rockwell in Columbus, until taking a teaching position at the University of Wooster. During his 30 years at the University of Wooster, he served as Chairman of the Speech Department, on many academic committees, and was Director of the Freedlander Speech and Hearing Clinic, which provided free speech and audiology services to county residents unable to pay. After retirement, he continued to tutor at Pittsburgh Avenue Elementary School. Preceding in death is mother, Grace Straw Rea '13; and child, Philip. Survived by first wife, Elizabeth Marsh Rea '53; wife, Linda Snyder Rea '65; children, Carol, Jean, Ellen, and Cabot Rea '78; and daughter-in-law, Heather Leach Rea '78.

    REALL, Perry. Alumnus from the class of 1951 passed away on May 4, 2011.

    REECE, Martha Good, Class of 1947 passed away April 3, 2010.

    RHINE, Donald L. Alumnus from the class of 1996 passed away on August 1, 2008.

    RICHARDS, Janet Kleplinger, alumna from the Class of 1959, passed away Nov. 14, 2009.

    RIFE, Ruth Cook. Alumna from the Class of 1942 passed away May 20, 2007.

    RITTER, Victor G. Alumnus from the class of 1948 passed away on August 29, 2011.

    ROE, Rick S. Alumnus from the Class of 2004 passed away July 18, 2010. Survived by loving wife of 25 years, Kathy; daughters, Stephanie Marie and Jessica Ann; mother, Talma E. Roe, of Dublin; sister, Sue (Lonnie) Raulerson, of Florida; Judy (David) Goodman, of Westchester, OH; brothers-in-law, Ben S. (Ann) Trotter, of Dublin and John S. Trotter, III, of Gahanna, OH; sister-in-law, Robin (Ron) Moore, of Columbus; niece, nephews and numerous friends. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, Wednesday 5-8 p.m.

    ROOSE, Robert S. ALumnus from the Class of 1942, passed away Jan. 12, 2010. Robert enlisted in the Army Air Corps serving as a war photographer in Italy and North Africa during World War II. In 1957 he helped to open the General Electric plant in Murfreesboro, TN and remained there as personnel director until his retirement in 1985. He also worked as a consultant to Nissan for a year and then spent 7 years as director of technical assistance at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. He was active in the Boy Scouts, United Way, and the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Brehm Roose’42 and parents Vera Stair Roose ‘20 and Robert Roose ‘18. Surviving are his children Lawrence ‘68, Richard, Jane Luna; a brother, Donald ‘48; sister-in-laws Anne Brehm Sell ‘36 and Evelyn Brehm ‘37; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; and his brother, Donald.

    ROTTERSMANN, Natalie Yael. Alumna from the Class of 1999 passed away April 14, 2010.

    ROUSH, Edwin L "Dubbs". Alumnus from the Class of 1947 passed away on June 8, 2011.

    RUBLE, Rev. LaRoy C. Alumnus from the Class of 1948 passed away Oct. 24, 2010. He had served the West Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, and the Crawford Corners Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was born in Akron on June 29, 1921, and was a 1939 graduate of Kenmore High School in Akron. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1942-45 and was stationed in Italy. He graduated from Otterbein in 1948 with BA in Theology, and in 1950, received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, Ky. Rev. Ruble was a member of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Patricia M. (Hawley) Ruble of Lorain; daughters, Merry J. (Dan) Callahan of Cuyahoga Falls, and Jeannine L. '78 (Larry) Markgraf of Madison; grandchildren, Stephanie Davis, Patrick Howman, Janelle Markgraf, Carolyn Markgraf and Kyle Markgraf; great-grandsons, Tyler Davis, Braydon Howman and Cameron Howman; five step-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kay Chet of Lorain and Marianne Shoemaker of Vandalia. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain.

    SANDERS, Richard A., alumnus from the Class of 1929, passed away March 28th, 2010.  Sanders was born November 27, 1908 in Dayton Ohio.  Two days before his death he wrote the following obituary which is how he wanted to be remembered: “Richard Avery Sanders died today of simple old age.  He was over 100 years old.  He spent his entire working career in the banking field, joining the Federal Reserve in 1934 and retiring as a vice president in 1973. His tennis abilities enabled him to play in tournaments all over the continent.  While he won but few, he was generally designated as a ‘seeded’ participant. Sanders could probably be designated as a ‘religious man’.  He was a regular ‘church attendant’ and served many a year as a Sunday school teacher of young boys.  He also served as a ‘Deacon’ and later as an ‘Elder’.”  He was devoted to his college alma mater, Otterbein University, in Westerville, OH.  That is where he met his first wife, Nitetis

    Graduating in 1929, he was part of a long Otterbein family tradition which included his sister, mother, father and grandfather. The latter became president and, through substantial support, was largely responsible for saving the college during difficult financial times. Over the years, Sanders served proudly as a member of the Board of Trustees and recounted one of his greatest achievements as preventing the demolition and spearheading the restoration of Towers Hall, an historically significant building on the Otterbein Campus.  Sander’s prowess as a tennis player will be remembered by all who knew him. At age 80 he ranked in the top ten nationally as a senior.  He continued to play well into his 90s stopping only when his legs “let me down”. As a fitting tribute for his love of the sport and his devotion to Otterbein, at age 99 he and his wife, Charlotte, drove from Atlanta to Westerville to dedicate new tennis courts that were named in his honor. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Martin Sanders; daughter, Betty Jones; son, Alan; son-in-law, Keith Martin ; daughter-in-law, Pamela Lanford; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

    SCHAAR, W Max. Alumnus from the class of 1950 passed away on July 28, 2011.

    SCHROEDER, Shirley Kern. Alumna from the Class of 1952 passed away December 1, 2010.

    SCOTT, Deborah Myers. Alumna from the class of 1980 passed away on April 22, 2011.SECK, Julie. Alumna from the Class of 2007 passed away May 3, 2009.

    SEITNER, Doris Stibbs from the Class of 1956, passed away July 16, 2009. She was a member of Cross View Church, volunteered for the Board of Elections, and was a member of the Washington Twp. Fire Dept. Aux.. Survived by husband, Ronald Seitner; and children, Susan, Rhonda, Barbara, and Nancy.

    SELLERS, Howard. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away October 7, 2010.

    SEXTON, Sharon Knoff. Alumnae from the Class of 1963 passed away February 11, 2011.

    SHAW, Robert. Alumnus from the class of 1952 passed away on April 10, 2011.

    SHERMAN, Paul. Alumnus from the Class of 1958 passed away December 12, 2002.

    SHIVELY, Kenneth O. Class of 1950, passed away Jan. 30, 2010. He served in the US Navy from 1944-1946. After graduating from Otterbein, he was admitted to the Ohio Bar, and was a partner in the law firm of Shively, Shively, and Shively for many years. Survived by wife, Marie; and children, Elaine and Randall.

    SIMMONS, Orrington A. Alumnus from the Class of 1953 passed away on April 19, 1999.

    SKELTON, Donald. Alumnus from the Class of 1953 passed away October 14, 2010.

    SLONE, Martha Moore from the Class of 1943, passed away Dec. 22, 2009. She was a substitute teacher in Rochester, MI, a girl scout leader, president of the Philanthropic Education Scholarship Organization, Chapter C.D. in Lake Wales, FL, and PEO member of the Detroit Chapter. She was a life member of the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit, and Life Member and Circle Leader in the Grosse Pointe Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Robert; and children, Robert Jr., Charles, David, and Mary.

    SMITH, Mary Drummond. Alumna from the class of 1963 passed away on July 7, 2011.

    SMITH, Thomas L. Alumnus from the Class of 1934 passed away January 10, 2011.

    SNYDER, Jerry L. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away November 21, 1991.

    SODDERS, Thelma Hooks. Alumna from the class of 1943 passed away.

     SPESSARD, Mary Agnes Dailey. Alumna from the Class of 1940, passed away Dec. 28, 2009. She taught at St. Mary's of the Springs and was also secretary to the chemistry department at Case Western Reserve. She sang in choirs and in the Licking County Chorus, played in Mrs. Jeanne's marimba and recorder groups, and played the piano. Preceding in death is mother and father, Verda Miles Dailey '16 and Edwa4rd Dailey `15; and husband, Dwight Spessard '41. Survived by children, Ronald Spessard '68, and Patricia Spessard Schramm '71; daughter-in-law, Carol Andrews Spessard '68; and granddaughter, Heather Spessard Eades '95.

    SPICER, John F. "Jack". Alumnus from the Class of 1960 passed away July 29, 2010.

    SPRINGMAN, Helen Hood. Alumna from the Class of 1944 passed away August 7, 2010.

    STARLING,Mary Hoffer. Alumna from the class of 1954 passed away.

    STECK, Sara Kelser. Alumna from the Class of 1937 passed away October 8, 2010.

    STRAW, Emily Askins. Alumna from the Class of 1986 passed away November 22, 2010.

    STRAWSER, Dorothy Allen. Alumna from the class of 1945 passed away on May 26, 2011.

    STUDER, Walter E. Alumnus from the class of 1948 passed away on January 6, 2011.

    SUMMERS, Craig. Alumnus from the Class of 1988 passed away August 17, 2008.

    SUMNER, Victor E. Alumnus from the class of 1959 passed away.

    SWAINE, Gloria Server. Alumna from the class of 1945 passed away on December 26, 2010.

    SWAN, Ruth Kirkpatrick. Alumna from the Class of 1935 passed away on October 1, 2008.

    SWERN, Carl. Alumnus from the Class of 1942 passed away on January 29, 2005.

    SWITZER, Donald E. Alumnus from the class of 1955 passed away on May 28, 2011.

    SZYMANSKI, Madeleine Somes. Aluma from the class of 1963 passed away on December 22, 2011.

  • T-Z

    TAN, Juanita Dacanay. Alumna from the class of 1951 passed away on April 1, 2011.

    TELEM, Jane Hagerty. Alumna from the Class of 1964 passed away April 5, 2010.

    THOMAS, Constance Augenstein. Alumna from the Class of 1965 passed away December 22, 2010.

    TORGLER, William E., Class of 1950, passed away Feb. 26, 2010.

    TOUBY, Col. Robert H. Alumnus from the Class of 1951 passed away September 20, 2010.

    TROOP, H. William. Alumnus from the Class of 1950 passed away March 11, 2012. He was a long time friend and supporter of Otterbein. Calling hours will be Friday, March 16th from 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville with the service on Saturday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Master.

    TUTTLE, Scott D. Alumnus from the class of 1996 passed away on August 7, 2011.

    TWINE, Helen Gardner. Alumna from the Class of 1948 passed away August 24, 2010.

    ULLOM, Kenneth. Alumnus from the Class of 1959 passed away November 24, 2010. Retired OWE teacher and athletic director at Big Walnut High School and retired principal, teacher and athletic director at Scioto Valley High School. Graduate of Westerville High School. Elder and usher at Central College Presbyterian Church. Member of Sigma Delta Phi "Sphinx" Fraternity and Otterbein "O" Club, Westerville Leather Helmet Club, Ye Ole Buzzards' Club, American Legion Young-Budd Post #171. Past president of Westerville Kiwanis Club and active with Key Club. Served as a volunteer at St. Ann's Hospital for 15 years. U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Preceded in death by wife of 30 years Twila Jean, parents Charles Edward and Verna Ullom, sisters Lucy Zinn and Anna Jane Waldron, brothers Karl, Harrison and Charles Ullom and three infant brothers. Survived by wife of 21 years, Phyllis Jean; his children, Penny (Paul) Woehle of Westerville, Sandy (Jeff) Young of Galena, Thomas C. (Kathy) of Westerville; step-children, Diane (Randy) Bolt of Texas, Greg (Mari), Dana, David, and Kevin Derouaux all of Ohio; grandchildren, Todd, Andrew, Scott, Jesse, Stephanie, Hannah and Eric; step-grandchildren, Derek, Ryan, Jason, Andrea, Melissa (Keith) and Mindy (George); great grandchildren, Madison and Asher; step great- grandchildren, Nathan, Malina and Isabella; sisters, Wilma Jean Fuller of Hilliard and Jo Kaiser of Westerville; brothers, Harold "Elmer" (Glennie) Ullom of Croton, Ohio; special niece, Marilyn (Jack) Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Central College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 975 South Sunbury Road Westerville, Ohio. Rev. David Redding officiating. Private Interment. Arrangements by the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, Ohio. Devoted father and husband that never knew a stranger. Ken loved his Buckeyes and served as an Ohio Stadium Red Coat for many years. His smile would brighten any room! In lieu of flowers, friends, if they wish, may contribute to Alzheimer's Association , Central Ohio Chapter, 3380 Tremont Road Columbus, Ohio 43221.

    VACHON, Barbara Ink. Alumna from the Class of 1966 passed away on February 7, 2011.

    VANCE, Harvey E. Alumnus from the Class of 1963 passed away July 4, 2008.

    VANPELT-LIVINGSTON, Daisy. Alumna from the Class of 1958 passed away August 30, 2007.

    VORE, Lois Anita. Alumna from the Class of 1957 passed away October 6, 2010.

    WAGNER,  Ella Jean Frank. Alumna from the Class of 1943 passed away December 6, 2010.

    WAGNER, Rev. Ferd. Alumnus from the Class of 1940 has passed away. No date in known.

    WALKER, Joseph E. Alumnus from the class of 1955 passed away on October 6, 2011.

    WALKER, Phyllis Brown. Alumna from the class of 1945 passed away.

    WALKER, Richard. Alumnus from the Class of 1950, passed away May 22, 2007.

    WALTON, Diana Powell, alumna from the Class of 1966, passed away August 1, 2008, of pancreatic cancer. She was 63. Born in Conneaut, OH to Lois and Gerald Powell, she attended Otterbein University in Westerville, OH and was a soloist with Otterbein’s A Cappella Choir and a member of Tau Epsilon Mu sorority. She graduated from the Flora Stone Mather University of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and studied voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Metropolitan Opera legend, Eleanor Steber. Diana sang with Sarah Caldwell’s Opera Company of Boston, the Boston Lyric Opera and Artists International, Providence, RI. She was a soloist with the First Baptist Church In Newton, MA for over 15 years. Diana earned a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and was Director of Human Resources for GPC Biotech, Princeton, NJ. Besides her singing, she loved gardening and flowers; vacations were designed around visiting North America’s finest gardens. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Albie Walton ‘64, daughter Vanessa Keefe, and the apple of her eye, granddaughter Lilly. Donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000 
El Segundo, CA 90245.

    WARRICK, Sally Plaine. Alumna from the class of 1949 passed away on May 7, 2011.

    WEAKLAND Thomas. Alumnus from the Class of 1972 passed away on January 23, 2011.

    WEASTON, Virginia Hetzler. Alumna from the Class of 1937 passed away April 8, 2010.

    WEBER, David. Alumnus from the Class of 1975 August 29, 2001.

    WEIFFENBACH, John Robert Jr., Class of 1960, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010 after a courageous battle with MS. John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Werner) alumna from the Class of 1960; children, John Robert III & wife, Julia; James Allen and wife, Erika and Jean Ann Cook. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, John, Jennifer, Joseph, Casaundra '13, and Delaney Weiffenbach, Michelle, William and Jack Cook; and Mandy Niesen. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 27 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the charity of your choice in John's memory.

    WELLS, Betty Orr. Alumna from the class of 1943 passed away on September 9, 2011.

    WELLS, Dr. Orvis M, alumnus in the Class of 1962, passed away Nov. 25, 2009.

    WENDT, Walter P. Alumnus from the class of 1949 passes away.

    WESTBROOK, Edwin E. Alumnus from the class of 1961 passed away on March 4, 2011.

    WHALEN, James A. Alumnus from the Class of 1967 passed away Jan. 28, 2000.

    WHEATCRAFT, M. Neal. Alumnus from the class of 1950 passed away on October 24, 2011.

    WHITEHEAD, Joseph J. Alumnus from the Class of 1978 passed away December 28, 2006.

    WILLIAMS, Rev. Elwyn M. Former Vice President for Development from 1969 – 1978, passed away in Portland, Oregon July 14, 2010.  Elwyn is survived by his wife, Ann '72; daughter, Gail Bloom '72; and sons, Mark, Tom and Rob. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am July 29 at the Church of the Messiah.

    WILKEN, Donna Beck, alumna from the Class of 1942, passed away on June 1, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker `42. Surviving are two children, Donna and Randy; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

    WIMBERLY, Carolyn Carbaugh. Alumna from the class of 1949 passed away on January 23, 2012.

     

    WITBECK II, John A. Alumnus from the Class of 1977 passed away May 8, 2004.

     

    WOLFE, Barbara Addy. Alumna from the Class of 1954 passed away September 28, 2010.

    WOLFE, Elizabeth McConnell. Alumna from the Class of 1946 passed away August 24, 2010.

    WOOD, B. Dale. Alumnus from the class of 1948 passed away on June 24, 2011.

    WOODS, Wilbur John , alumnus from the Class of 1949 passed away September 10, 2010. He was born December 14, 1926 in Piqua, Ohio to the late Louis J. and Freda A. (Rosskamp) Woods. He graduated from Otterbein College in 1949 and was a member of the Varsity "O" Club. Wilbur retired from Frigidaire, where he was a member of the T.O.M. Club, and played basketball for the Dayton Air Gems. He was a member of St. Johns Lodge #13 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and the Tippecanoe Chapter #307 O.E.S. Wilbur was also a Friend of Aullwood, Audubon Society and a member of the Phillipsburg Emanuel Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by his wife Eva Woods, 2 brothers Charles and Donald Woods, 3 sisters Helen Hufford, Freida Shaffer, Marjorie Gearhart. Survived by son Jack and his wife Dianna Woods of Dayton, daughter Connie Woods of Vandalia and their mother Ruth Woods of Vandalia; 2 grandsons Wayne Pientka of Scottsdale, AZ, Jeremy Heil of Newport Beach, CA; special friend Ardith Hamilton and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Friends of Aullwood in Wilburs memory. On-line condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com.

    WOOLFE, Roger T. Alumnus from the class of 1950 passed away on September 11, 2011.

    WRIGHT, M. Monroe. Alumnus from the class of 1960 passed away.

     

    YOUNG, Robert H. Alumnus from the class of 1950 passed away on June 29, 2011.

     

     

     

     

    ZIEGLER-LANGILLE, Julia. Alumna from the Class of 1972 passed away June 27, 2010.           

    ZIMMERMAN, Miriam Haynes. Alumna from the Class of 1938, passed away Jan. 24, 2009. She was a charter member of Northwest United Methodist Church, and a retired teacher from Grandview School District. She was also a volunteer at Riverside Hospital, and a supporter of Campus Crusade for Christ. Survived by husband, Ben; and children, Bethanne and Kathleen Zimmerman Raines '71.

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