Obituaries — 2/3/13Published 12:55am Sunday, February 3, 2013
Marla Ann Whitt, 71, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The Ironton native was born Sept. 6, 1941, a daughter of the late William and Roberta Green Smith.
Marla was a graduate of Ironton High School and Hocking Technical. She retired in 2005 after 27 years as a registered nurse for King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Kaye.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Denita and Edwin Dydasco of Ironton; daughter, Tara Whitt of Ironton; sister, Carlene Moore of Ironton; sister, Dorothy Bruce of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Mitzi and Wyatt Cooper of Wheelersburg; granddaughter, CaeCea Dawn Whitt of Ironton; grandson, Austin Whitt of Ironton; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be noon Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Jack Woodburn, 85, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born March 20, 1927, a son to the late Homer Sr. and Sophia (Rist) Woodburn. Jack is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara Woodburn.
Jack was a 1946 graduate of Ironton High School. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He later worked as an engineer at Armco where he was employed for 27 years. Jack was also a member of First Church of Nazarene, Ironton.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, Jack is survived by two sons, Jack Woodburn of Arizona and Tim (Becky) Woodburn of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter in-law, Debbie Woodburn of Hindsdale, Ill.; a brother, Ed (Gladys) Woodburn of Ironton; four sisters, Janice Davis of Ironton, Rosemary (Bennie) Imes of Ironton, Norma Jean Barron Carmichael of California, and Rita Ann (Bob) Jones of Colorado; a granddaughter, Ashley Woodburn of Chicago, Ill.; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and one adopted granddaughter, Amy (Black) Cooper.
In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Woodburn; four brothers, Frank, Willard, Richard and Homer Woodburn; and two sisters, Helen Perry and Dorothy Gallion.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Nazarene Church, Ironton with Pastor Rob Hale officiating. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made to the Woodburn family online by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com
Orville Lee Bodmer, 80, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Wilgus. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister. Orville is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha J. Bodmer; son, Jack L. Bodmer; daughter-in-law, Tammie J. Bodmer; grandsons, Rory Bodmer and Brett Bodmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Orville served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Orville retired from General Motors. He was a member of Shriners of Dayton as well as the Masons. In retirement, Orville loved to garden and was very proud of his flowers. He was always looking for something to tinker with and could fix anything. He loved to talk to people and never knew a stranger.
A special thanks to family and friends, niece, Brenda and husband Jerry Lee; brother-in-law, Jerry Wannemacher; friends, John Lovecchio, Louise and Mike Burke, Christine Rogers, Mike Hackman, Duane Harrison and their neighbors for their help and support for dad and mom. He will be remembered and missed. We love you dad.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Newcomer Funeral Home South Chapel (3940 Kettering Blvd, Kettering, OH 45439). The service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Donations may be made in Orville’s memory to The Hospice of Dayton. To send a special message, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.