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Obituaries-12/08/15

Margaret Scherer

Oct. 22, 1929 — Dec. 4, 2015

Margaret “Peggy” Scherer, 86, of Circleville, passed away Dec. 4, 2015, at The Ohio State University Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Peggy was born on Oct. 22, 1929, in Marion to William and Mildred Harsh. She attended Radnor High School and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University in 1951, with a degree in home economics.

At Ohio State, she met and later married her husband, Robert “Bob” Scherer, with whom she shared the remaining 65 years of her life. Peggy was a devoted helpmate and companion to Bob, a loving mother to three sons, a warm and generous mother-in-law to three daughters, a cherished grandmother to nine and great-grandmother to nine more, and a dedicated contributor to countless local and statewide community, church and civic programs and services.

Among the many joys and pursuits in her very full life, she particularly loved to share her deep talent and passion for raising and arranging flowers, as she served for many years as a licensed flower show judge and founded the still-active Gardenwood Club in Circleville in 1968. Peggy took great pleasure in supporting all of her family’s school, church and sports activities, rarely missing a game, concert or performance.

In combination with her welcoming personality and her flair for cooking and entertaining, Peggy’s abiding loyalty to the OSU Buckeyes was a powerful binding force for her entire family, poignantly symbolized by her death in a room that overlooked the campus and stadium where she enjoyed so many wonderful moments with her friends and family.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mildred Harsh; and her grandson, Benjamin Leahy Scherer. She is survived by her husband, Bob; sons, Gary (Debbie) and Tom (Julie) Scherer, of Circleville, and Mark (Lisa), of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Christopher (Tammy) Scherer, Elizabeth (Luke) Stevenson, Abigail Scherer, Eric (Jillian) Scherer, Philip (Jessica Graeve) Scherer, Michael Scherer, Jennifer (Cody) Griffin and Rebecca (Camron Taylor) Scherer; great-grandchildren, Caden, Ryan, Libby, Maddy, Cole, Breanna, Mackenzie, Skylar, and Noah; brothers, Dale (Cora Jane) and Edwin (Kay) Harsh, of Radnor; and sister, Caryl Ann (Richard) Mahaffey, of Granbury, Texas.

The family will welcome visitors at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at Community United Methodist Church in Circleville at 11 a.m. on Thursday with a luncheon to follow. At their discretion, friends are encouraged to make memorial contributions to Community United Methodist Church, the Berger Hospital Gift Shop Guild, The Margaret and Robert Scherer Family Scholarship Fund #646377 at The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221, or any charity of their choosing. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

 

Roger Wallace

July 22, 1962—Dec. 5, 2015

Roger Wallace, 53, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at his residence. The Ironton native was born July 22, 1962, the son of Lloyd Wallace, of Franklin Furnace and Joyce Stewart Wallace, of Ironton.

Roger was a 1981 graduate of Ironton High School and self-employed brick layer for 30 years. He enjoyed motorcycles, loved to make people laugh and was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Stewart; and his paternal grandparents, Edward and Thelma Stevenson

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Brandon Wallace, of Ironton; his ex-wife, DeeDee Martin Wallace, of Ironton; a sister, Shari Wallace Wolfe, of Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff Wallace, of Ironton, and Rebekah Wallace, of Worthington, Kentucky; three nieces, Madison Wolfe and Carly Wolfe, both of Columbus, and Kassie Wallace, of Worthington, Kentucky; three nephews, Isaac Wallace, Jacob Wallace and Noah Wallace, all of Worthington, Kentucky; a good friend,Franklin Norris, of Ironton; an aunt, Beverly Pinkerman, of Coal Grove; and cousins, Michael Preston and Brian Preston, of Coal Grove.

There will be a memorial services on a later date at the convenience of his family. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Elmer Edwards

Elmer “Eddie” Edwards, 91, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He is survived by his wife, June Edwards. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rome Church of Christ, Proctorville. Entombment will follow at Rome Cemetery. Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Marcella Scharbrough

Sept. 27, 1946 — Dec. 5, 2015

Marcella Jean (Dearth) Scharbrough, 69, of Pedro, went home with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at her home. She was born in Oak Hill Sept. 27, 1946, to the late Orville and Mildred (Mitchem) Dearth.

She is survived by her husband and soul mate, Jake Scharbrough, of Pedro; children, David (Donna) Scharbrough, of Portsmouth, Tish (David) Canter, of Oak Hill, Gayle Scharbrough (Thelma Mercer), of Eubank, Kentucky, Denise (Randy) Shepherd, of Pedro, Wayne (Debbie) Scharbrough, of Piketon, Paul (Sherry) Scharbrough, of Chillicothe and Crystal (Brian) French, of Pedro. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Johnson and Brenda (Lawrence) Adkins, both of Oak Hill; brother, Orville (Patty) Dearth; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Scharbrough and Maxine (John) Scharbrough; and her beloved Hollie Jo.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Marcella worked outside the home for years, but her favorite job was being a wife and mother. Marcella’s hobbies included sewing, flowers and spending time with her grandbabies. She enjoyed being around children and Halloween was her favorite time of year. Even during her illness, she made sure her “babies” got their chocolate. She cared about everyone.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill with pastor Ronnie Blagg officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call today from 4-8 p.m. or Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillumfuneralhomes.com.

 

Beverly Gamble

Sept. 23, 1952—Dec. 5, 2015

Beverly A. Gamble, 63, of Ashland, formerly of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at the King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

She was born Sept. 23 1952, in Ironton, a daughter of the late Arnold Eugene Hickman and the late Lucille Skaggs Hickman. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and a member of the Ashland 39th Street Pentecostal Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Mike.

She is survived by her husband, Paul David Gamble; two sons, James Virgil Barry II and Daniel A Barry; a brother, Paul Hickman; three sisters, Linda, Kim and Sharon Hickman; four grandchildren, Rachelle, Daniel, Nicole and Abbi; and a great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Wednesday in the Chapel of the Brown Funeral Chapel with Brother Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Field Family Cemetery on Sandsuck Road in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at Brown Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/8rdv6bpg or contacting the funeral chapel.

Her sons has entrusted her care to Brown Funeral Chapel-Eugene Taylor-Brown Owner and Lic. Funeral Director.

 

Larry Ward

Larry C. Ward, 72, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Edwards Ward. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by minister Dave Trevathan. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.