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Gladys Mae Brown


Gladys Mae Brown, age 91, of Milford Center died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Heartland of Marysville with her family at her side.


She was employed as a press operator with Ranco for 40 years and was proud to work at Wright Patterson during World War II.  Gladys was a lifetime member of Milford Center United Methodist Church and was a 1940 graduate of Union Rural High School.  She enjoyed playing softball, having been a member of the Stocksdale Dollarettes softball team, and always enjoyed supporting her nieces and nephews in their sporting events.  She was a loyal Ohio State Buckeyes fan and treasured time spent with her family.


She was born August 26, 1922, in Milford Center to the late Walter and Gertrude Hefner Brown.  She lived her entire lifetime in the same residence prior to entering the nursing home.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Evenlyn Robinson, Sterling Brown, Norman Brown, Myrtie Ashcraft, Elnora Grove, and Walter Brown, Jr. 


She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Schnees, Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Patty Brown, Hilliard; and many nieces and nephews.


Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Pam Connolly will officiate and burial will take place at Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be expressed at




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Dorothy Catherine “Dottie” Gwilliams


Dorothy Catherine “Dottie” Gwilliams, age 73, of Haines City, Florida, formerly of Bellefontaine, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 9, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends at the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Haines City.


Retired from Honda of America, East Liberty, Dottie attended the New Horizon United Methodist Church in Haines City and formerly attended the Huntsville United Methodist Church.  She was very active with the people at West View Ridge Park where she taught Swedish weaving and was the “Sunshine Lady” for 7 years.  She enjoyed shopping, camping, and most of all spending time with people, especially her family.  She will be remembered by her beautiful red hair and smile.


She was born July 21, 1940, in Sac County, Iowa to the late Martin and Emelia Haukap Reichert.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Gwilliams, and a brother-in-law, Bruce Gwilliams.


Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William “Bill” Gwilliams, to whom she was married on October 1, 1960, in Marysville; her children, Kent (Gay Zauler) Gwilliams, Indianapolis, IN; Denise (Richard) Hoover, Lockbourne; and Theresa (Bob) Rabenstein, West Liberty; 3 grandchildren, Deanna (Leo Bautista) Gwilliams, Bill Rabenstein, and Jessica Rabenstein; a great-grandson, Zachary Bautista; 2 sisters, Lucille (Ralph) Ramsey, Marysville; and June (Clydis) Martin, Lakeview; 2 brothers, Edgar (Bonnie) Reichert, Delaware; and Lewis (Nadine) Reichert, McKinney, TX; her mother-in-law, Beulah Gwilliams, Marysville; several brothers-and sisters-in-law, Waldo (Carol) Gwilliams, Roger (Sandi) Gwilliams, David (Karen) Gwilliams, Wanda Gwilliams, Joyce Peck and Nyla (Richard) Bowersmith, all of Marysville; Judy (Doug) Barnes, Garland, TX; and Nancy Roosa, Palm Harbor, FL; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.


Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11am at the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union, 23062 Bear Swamp Rd., Raymond.  Reverend Warren Goble will officiate and burial will take place at Raymond Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness, PO Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21297-0495.  Cards will be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at




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Nancy Lynn Neal


Nancy Lynn Neal, age 51, of West Mansfield died unexpectedly Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.


She was formerly employed with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a printing press operator and within the hospitality department.  She was a 1981 graduate of Fairbanks High School and was a member of the Corning VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Nancy loved gambling and playing the lottery and was a regular visitor to Scioto Downs.  She enjoyed camping and hiking, was a fan of the OSU Buckeyes, and treasured the love of her many nieces and nephews.  Nancy was fun-loving, a bit stubborn, and a lot ornery.  She touched the lives of all she knew and will be missed tremendously.


She was born August 2, 1962, in Gallipolis, to the late Walter McKinley and Donna June LaRue Barrett.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Larry Writesel and Alvin Barrett.


Survivors include her longtime companion, Brett Pace, Richwood, his son, AJ, and granddaughter, Aurora; 8 siblings, Mary Writesel, David (Diane) Barrett, and Becky (Thomas) Pace, each of Marysville; Ernie Writesel, Columbus; Bobby (Kay) Barrett and Frances Kloeck, each of West Mansfield; Linda (Louis) Rivera, Littleton, WV; and Debbie Barrett, Plain City; her companion’s father, Earl Pace, Portersville; her companion’s brothers, Scott Pace, Portersville; Otis (Tina) Pace Hilliard; and Brian (Ruby) Pace, Circleville; 2 sisters-in-law, Joyce (Ray) Huff, Logan and Carolyn Writesel, Florida; a lifelong friend, Patty (Alan) LaRue, Marysville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, and friends.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home.  Paul Reynolds will officiate.  Friends may call on from 5pm until the time of service on Wednesday. The family encourages visitors to wear Ohio State gear to reflect Nancy’s love of the Buckeyes.  Following cremation, private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Ross Heart Hospital.   Condolences may be expressed at





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Orville Luther Weaver


Orville Luther Weaver, age 95, of Marysville died peacefully Monday, April 7, 2014, at Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home with his family at his side.


A lifelong farmer, Orville was employed with OM Scotts for 18 years.  He was a member of the former Peoria United Methodist Church and was a proud veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Corps from 1941-1945.  In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in his later years he found much contentment in watching TV and visiting with his family.


He was born December 26, 1918, in Columbus to the late Alvin and Mabel Runkle Weaver.  He married Ruth Irene Jones on November 22, 1946, and she preceded him in death on January 19, 1985.  He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Anderson, a son-in-law, John Kaffenbarger, his longtime companion, Pauline Ellinger, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Whitney Weaver and James Weaver, and his sister, Syble Link.


Survivors include his four daughters, Ruby Anderson, Helen Kaffenbarger, Dorothy Weaver, and Brenda Weaver, all of Marysville; 6 grandchildren, Michele Shope, James (Hope) Spain, Jason (Jennifer) Spain, Jeff (Michelle) Kaffenbarger, Donna Green, and Amy (William) Kesterson, and 13 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Ethan, Jacob, Kloe, Matthew, Patrick, Blake, Ashton, Ashley, Tyler, Justin, and Dante.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home.  Reverend John M. Groat will officiate and burial with military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Raymond Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed at




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