BROOKOVER Edward E. "Ed" Brookover, 80, of Millersport, a funeral service celebrating his life will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Millersport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Steve Bush as celebrant. Burial will follow in Millersport Cemetery. Ed died suddenly, Saturday morning, September 5, 2009 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born February 18, 1929 in New Martinsville, W.Va., the son of the late Fred and Clara (Thomas) Brookover. He was a graduate of New Martinsville H.S. where he was awarded the Magnolia Athletic Lifetime Achievement Award; Marshall University, Univ. of Tennessee and The Ohio State University. Ed retired in 1986, after serving as superintendent of schools at Walnut Township (Millersport) for 21 years. He was well known throughout the state for his untiring efforts to advance education and sports in the public schools. Prior to serving at Millersport, he was superintendent at Port Washington Schools, had also served as principal for the James A Garfield H.S. in Garrettsville, and had taught and coached basketball at Thornville, Millersport and Pomeroy. In addition to his professional endeavors, Ed was well known as a member and past president of the Millersport Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow; the Millersport United Methodist Church; the Ohio High School Athletic Association, where he had been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; and the Millersport post of the American Legion. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Rosalie (Anderson), whom he married on November 30, 1951; his children, Edward II (Barbara) of Falls Church, Va., David (Jennifer) of Millersport, Erin (Steven) McCurry of Smyrna, Ga., Scott (Sonya) of Brandon, Fla.; his four grandchildren, Edward III, Stacy, Craig and Kyle; his siblings, Mae (Stanley) Rybarz, Fred (Patty) Brookover, Elsie (Edward) Taylor, Bill (Sandy) Brookover; many nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the HOSKINSON FUNERAL HOME, 285 E. Main St in Kirkersville; where Millersport Lions will hold services at 7 p.m. and from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the Millersport U.M. Church. They have requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made to the Millersport Track Fund, c/o Walnut Township Schools, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport, Oh., 43046. An on-line memorial and video tribute is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch on Sep. 7, 2009.