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Adams Jr., Robert  
Adams, Jr. Robert Adams, Jr., 83, Columbus, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born in Columbus, OH on November 10, 1931, to Robert Adams Sr and Opal (Dublin) McQueen and is preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Marshall and brother Samuel Adams. Survivors include his wife, Ave Adams; daughters, Irori Freeman, Leshia Adams and Cheyenne Adams; sons, Gregory, Paris and Christopher (Stevie) Adams; sister, Barbara (Ronald) White; grandchildren, Shamaya Adams, Parris Adams, Makenzie Porter and Tala Adams; great-granddaughter, Khile Prater; plus many additional family members and friends. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a Free Mason. Robert worked for the USPS and the Columbus City Schools for many years. He coached the Mifflin Sharks and NCFA Falcons for 25 years. Family and friends will gather on Monday, December 22, 2014, 9-10 a.m. at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1652 Oakland Park, Columbus, OH 43224. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be left at www.NewcomerColumbus.com .
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 19, 2014
Addison, Linda Lee  
Addison Linda Lee Addison, 72, of Baltimore, Ohio, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Kobacker House. She was retired from Lucent Technologies with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Linnville Community Church and the Quilt Girls Club. Linda is survived by her husband of 26 years, John Addison; daughter, Vicky (David) Schulte of Westerville, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; step-children, Kelly Addison, LeAnn (Will) Dunn and Matthew Addison; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Child, parents David and Lorraine Shaw and brother Roger Shaw. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 207 S. MAIN ST., BALTIMORE, OHIO 43105 with Pastor Mark Springer officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may visit Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given to the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210. To send an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com .
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 17, 2014
Allen, Rupert Augustus  
Allen Rupert Augustus Allen, age 66, born April 21, 1948 in Georgetown, Guyana, passed away December 17, 2014. He was a dedicated volunteer during the 2008 Presidential Election and frequently worshiped with his family at First Church of God. Preceded in death by his mother Ada Allen, father Albert McDonald, and sisters Elaine Daniels Dorris Bailey and Mazie Jeffers. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Winifred V. Allen; sons, Wayne Lewis, Ted Allen, and Oliver (Jennifer) Allen; daughters, Janice Allen, Annie Allen, Nechole Allen, Vunessa Allen-Martin (Derrick), and Vivica Adduni Allen; brother, Albert Fitzgerald; sister, Mavis Alleyne; 16 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Rd., where his family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To sign his online memory book, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 22, 2014
Allison, Karen Sue (Brobst)  
Allison Karen Sue (Brobst) Allison, age 68, of Heath, OH, died on December 16, 2014. She was born on March 25, 1946 in Columbus, OH to the late Robert and Adelia Brobst. Retired from State Farm Insurance in Newark, OH. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving daughter Kimberly Allison Stepanek. Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, William C. Allison; loving daughter, Kelly (Mark) Podkul; six grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, and Grace Stepanek, Allison, Morgan, and Sarah Podkul; two sisters, Linda (Chuck) Mackie and Gayle (Dave) Lewis; two brothers, John Brobst and David (Susan) Brobst; brother-in-law, Ronald (Beth) Allison; and sister-in-law, Patricia (Howard) Reed. Friends and family may visit the DWANE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147 on Thursday, December 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service officiated by Rev. Charles Muller will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lithopolis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034. Online condolences may be found at www.spencefuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 17, 2014
Anderson, Douglas L.  
Anderson Douglas L. Anderson, age 77, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Leslie M. and Edna J. Helmer Anderson. A graduate of Milwaukee Country Day School and Hillsdale College (Michigan, 1961), Doug was a standout junior and college golfer. He also attended Middlebury College for two years, where he was a member of the ski and golf teams. After deciding he could not putt well enough for the pros, and honorably discharged after brief service with the U.S. Army, Doug spent over 30 years in the insurance brokerage industry with Travelers, Combined Insurance, and Fred S. James, his career taking him and his family from Cleveland to San Francisco to Chicago. A longtime resident of both Orinda, California, and Barrington, Illinois, Doug looked forward to fishing in Canada in August, deer hunting in November, and master-grilling sirloin steak on the weekends. All who knew him enjoyed his easy manner, witty banter, and world-class storytelling. Doug was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margo (Betsy), of 47 years. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Morris of Lake Forest, IL; daughter, Jane (Peter) Snow, of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter, Julie (Tracy) Peters, of Upper Arlington, OH; son, Jason, of Twentynine Palms, CA; daughter, Kathryn (David) Tunstall, of New York City; nine dearly loved grandchildren, Grace, Sam, Alex, Emma, Isabelle, Anna, Evie, Mae, and Leah; and nieces and nephews. Doug's family wishes to extend gratitude to the staff at Friendship Village of Dublin and Riverside Hospital for the care and companionship they provided. Private services will be held in Cazenovia, New York, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife Betsy. Contributions may be made in Doug's memory to The Wilderness Society at www.wilderness.org or mailed to 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or condolences.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 14, 2014
Andreas, Maxine  
Andreas Maxine Andreas, age 89, of Powell, OH passed away Monday, December 15, 2015. Born in Mt. Vernon, OH, Maxine was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, Class of 1943. She later graduated from Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, and attained her B.A. degree in 1946. She returned to Mt. Vernon where she met her future husband, Charles Andreas, and they were married in 1949. They moved to Zanesville, OH and then to Charleston, WV where they lived from 1951-1973. Later, they moved to Upper Arlington, OH and lived there from 1973-2002 and then retired to Powell. A medical technologist for over 40 years, Maxine retired from Diagnostic Laboratories. Maxine's family was a founding family of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon. She and her husband were founding members of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston where she was Director of Christian Education and sang in the choir. A Red Hat Lady, Maxine loved to shop and bowl. She was preceded in death by her brother Jack Taylor. Maxine is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles Andreas; her sons and daughters-in-law: Rick and Sue Andreas of Powell and Tom (Patti) Andreas of Blacklick, OH; her grandchildren: Kaiti Andreas of Perrysburg, OH, Chris Andreas of Columbus, OH, Jason Andreas of Columbus, Stephen (Lindsay) Bustell of Chicago, IL and Katie (Kyle) Binns of Durham, NC; and her many friends. Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00p.m. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014 at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065 (614)-792-1471 where the Funeral Service will be held during the visitation on Wednesday beginning at 6:30pm. Reverend Sandy Huber will officiate. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Graveside Burial services will be held at approximately 1:30p.m. Thursday at Moundview Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, OH. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814. Please visit www.rutherfordfuenralhomes.com to send condolences to the Andreas Family.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2014
Ansley, Dennis Keith  
Ansley Dennis Keith Ansley, 58, of Delaware, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Visitation will be held at SNYDER-RODMAN FUNERAL CENTER, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, OH 43015 on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. A Memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 7 p.m. Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family. Condolences can be expressed by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 14, 2014
Arena, Ann M.  
Arena Ann M. Arena, age 91, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at home. Born September 3, 1923 in Columbus. Preceded in death by husband Michael Arena, father Frank Ferrar, mother Josephine Ferraro, step-mother Josephine (Sugar) Ferrar, sisters Jody Rice and Augustine Ferrar. Survived by son, Michael (Mary Jane) Arena; grandson, Nicholas Arena; sister, Dr Eleanor Ferrar. Graduate of St Joseph's Academy in 1941; long time employee of F&R Lazarus and member of St Mary Magdalene Parish for 71 years. Friends and family will meet for Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 473 S. Roys Ave., where a gathering of friends will take place before the Mass from 10-11 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, (614) 444-1185. Special 'thank you' to her caregiver, Dawn Alford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary Magdalene Church, 473 S. Roys Ave., Columbus, Oh 43204. To view and sign the on-line register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 18, 2014
Artrip, Evelene  
Artrip Evelene Artrip, 74, of Columbus, OH, passed away on December 16, 2014. She was born on January 4, 1940. She is preceded in death by her parents Sylvanus and Elsie Adkins. Surviving family includes husband, Jessee; children, Terry (Brenda) Artrip, Gerald (Donna) Artrip, Iris Mankin, Jessee Aaron Artrip, Rollin Jennings Artrip; grandchildren, Christopher, Samantha and Amy Mankin, Sean and Theresa Artrip; siblings, Phyllis, Junior, Doug, and Minnie. Visitation will be held from 12Noon-2 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH, where a funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the new section of Grove City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Pentecostal Church of God, 1101 Obetz Road, Columbus, OH 43207. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com .
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 17, 2014
Ash, Estella Hedges  
Ash Estella Hedges Ash, age 84, passed away December 14, 2014 at Mt. Carmel West. Affectionately known as "Boots," she bred poodles for many years. Preceded in death by first husband Lloyd Hedges Sr. Survived by husband, Harold Ash; sons, Lloyd Hedges Jr. and Steve Hedges, Tim and Tom Anderson; daughter, Bonnie Beougher; and several other children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Ernie Yost Jr., and family. Private arrangements by COOK & SON-PALLAY FUNERAL HOME. Online guestbook at www.cookandsonpallay.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 17, 2014
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