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Obituaries

"Let us honor a life that has been well lived."

 

 

 

Current Services for Marysville

 

Karen Sue Rister

 

Karen Sue Rister, 62, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. 

 

Born June 26, 1952 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy (Billingsley) Wilson.

 

On April 24, 1976 in Columbus, she married her husband of 38 years, Ralph Rister and he survives in Marysville.  Also surviving are her children, Mike Rister of Fayetteville, NC, Dan (Diana) Rister of Mechanicsburg and John (Sherri) Rister of Hilliard; grandchildren,  Josh, Emily, Trish, Jessica, Tyler, Ashley and Amber; great grandchildren, Hayden and Alora; brothers and sisters, Mary, Dick, Jim, Dave, Judy and Barb and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A graduate of Northland High School, she worked in data entry for Traffic Systems, Inc in Gahanna for 28 years, was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoyed camping, playing Bingo, reading and watching movies.  

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Union County Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com

 

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Rosemary Worthington

 

Rosemary Worthington, 76, of Marysville, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. 

 

Born October 5, 1938 in Marysville, she was the daughter of the late Chris and Urta (Bishop) Boerger. 

 

On June 26, 1982 in Marysville, she married William R. Worthington and he preceded her in death on July 22, 1995.  Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Russell, Howard and Richard.

 

She was the former owner and operator of The Flamingo in Marysville.  She loved crafts and flowers and was an exceptional seamstress, of the making many of her children’s clothing.  A longtime supporter of the MDA, she held an annual party with all proceeds being donated to MDA.

 

Surviving are her children, Robert (Linda) Vanda, Jr of North Lewisburg, Scott Vanda of Marysville, Doug Vanda of Marysville and Lori (Michael Smith) Gruett of Marion; step children, Jeffrey (Carla) Worthington of Marysville and Marsha (Roger) Edwards of Sunbury; grandchildren, Athena, Chris, James, Aulbri, Lily, Adam, Jordan and Emily; 4 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Onieda Boerger and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Mannasmith Funeral Home with Reverend Kathy Reiff officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in care of the funeral home.  Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com 

 

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Robert E. Ridge

 

Robert E. Ridge, 78, of West Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at home with family by his side after suffering a yearlong battle with cancer.

 

He was born January 13, 1936 to the late Virginia Monroe.

 

On January 9, 1956 in Indiana, he married Marilyn (Reames) and she survives.

 

He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Ridge of West Mansfield; two sons, Brian Ridge of West Mansfield and Ron (Susan) Ridge of West Mansfield; eight grandchildren, Chandra Coleman, Jeremy (Taylor) Ridge, Ryan Ridge, Colin Ridge, Codee Coleman, Dylan Ridge, Nick Ridge and Madison Ridge; five great grandchildren, Baylee Manns, Emalee Manns, Mason Ridge, Kamryn Ridge and Ayden Ridge.

 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Lee Coleman.

 

Bob retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Marion after 43 years.  He also owned and operated his own auto body shop in West Mansfield.  He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Dallas Cowboys, more than anything he loved and provided for his wife, Marilyn and his entire family. 

 

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Hathaway Cemetery in West Mansfield.  Reverend Doug Thompson will be officiating.  No Calling Hours will be observed.  A Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home 222 West Center St., West Mansfield, OH 43358.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at
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