Thelma Joyce Sharrock, 85, of Bluffton, formerly of Ada, died June 10, 2010 at Mennonite Memorial Home.
Mrs. Sharrock was born July 27, 1924 to Raymond and Gayle (Geese) Richmond in Orange, Ohio. She married Robert Sharrock on August 7, 1943 and he died September 7, 1988.
She was a 1942 graduate of West Lafayette High School, Ohio. She worked for IBM in San Francisco where her husband was stationed before being deployed in WWII. Upon his return in Ohio, they bought the Sohio station in West Lafayette, Ohio and was a bookkeeper. After the station was sold, they bought and she ran the skating rink in Newcomerstown, Ohio for several years. After moving to Ada in 1971, she owned and operated a craft shop, “The Something Special Shop” located in her home. She was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. She was 50 year member of Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, crafts, and the beauty of flowers.
Survivors include a daughter, Cassandra (Gary) Hull, of Ada; son, Mark (Diane) Sharrock, of Ada; grandson, Travis (Samantha) Hull; granddaughters, Joey (Jason) Campbell, Crystal (Brett) Badertscher, Alison (Charles) Mosler, Jennifer (Joseph) Navarro, Bethany Sharrock, Rachel Sharrock; great-grandchildren, Xavier Navarro, Will Mosler, Ethan Hull, Brandon Hull, Keagan Hull, Wyatt Badertscher, Ella Badertscher; sister, Marjorie Dreher, of West Lafayette, Ohio.
A funeral was held Monday, June 14, at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Mennonite Chuch, Bluffton. Rev. Dick Potter and Rev. Charles Warren officiated. Visitation was Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Mennonite Church.
Marjorie Anne Davis, 84, died Friday, March 19, 2010 at Arlington Good Samaritan Center in Arlington.
She was born March 5, 1926 in Pandora, Ohio to the late Reno J. and Bertha M. (Hochstettler) Oberly. She married Joe S. Davis; he died September 17, 2003.
Mrs. Davis retired from Cole Motor Sales, Inc., of Ada, where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church and the Junior Civic League of Ada.
She is survived by two sons, Terrence D. Davis, of Dalzell, South Carolina, and Timothy J. (Deanna) Davis, of Sterling, Colorado; two brothers, James Oberly, of Bluffton, and Wade Oberly, of Bluffton; three sisters, Dorothy Porter, of Arlington, Bernice Reichenbach, of Bluffton, and Marilyn Schirch, of Fountain Hill, Arizona; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Pastor Gus Guthrie will officiate.
John D. Bassitt, 86, of LaFayette, died May 17, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his wife, Bessie Yvonne, and his children, Debra, Robert, and Scott.
Mr. Bassitt was born March 27, 1924 in Lima to Oak Donald and Susan Doris (Barr) Bassitt; they preceded him in death. He married Bessie Yvonne Haney on May 4, 1968 and she survives in LaFayette.
Mr. Bassitt worked at National Lime and Stone Quarry for 20 years, and retired from Dingledine Construction. After retirement, he worked at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course for 17 years. Mr. Bassitt was a member of the Union Chapel Missionary Church, Lima. He enjoyed hunting, mechanical work, and reading. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything else.
Survivors include: sons, Robert (Tamera) Bassitt, of Lima, Scott (Polly) Bassitt, of Utica; daughter, Debra (Bob) Howard, of Waynesfield; grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Hayley, Bryce, and Kendra; brothers, Sam (Barb) Bassitt, of Lima, Max (Marlett) Bassitt, of Lima; sister, Corrine Brown, of LaFayette.
Three brothers, Royce Bassitt, Bob Bassitt, and Ralph Bassitt, and three sisters, Geneva Bassitt, Dorothy Docter, and Alice Johns preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held May 20, 2010 at Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road, Lima. Pastor Mark Bayliff will officiate. Burial will be in LaFayette Cemetery in LaFayette, Ohio. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, and one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, or Union Chapel Missionary Church, Lima.
Katheryne Patterson, 99, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at 3:40 a.m. May 18, 2010 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
She was born October 24, 1910 in Bluffton to Albert and Anna Leichty Lugibill. Her twin sister Dorthea was born and died on the same day.
Katheryne graduated from Bluffton High School in 1928, where she was a well-rounded athlete. She attended Ohio State University and graduated from Bluffton College in 1932 where she was on the women’s basketball, softball, and tennis teams, and was a cheerleader. She also sang in many groups while attending high school and college. After graduation, Katheryne taught in Crawford County and Pemberville. She coached girls’ basketball and softball.
On August 2, 1936, she married Don Patterson who preceded her in death on July 23, 1992. She resumed teaching in the Bluffton schools and taught physical education in the high school and elementary music in grades K-7 for twenty years. Katheryne was a lifelong member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, where she took her turn in directing the choirs and also sang in the choir for many years. She belonged to the Travel Class, Alpha Gamma, Bridge Club (organized by Phyllis Diller), Goldenaires, Bluffton College Cantata Singers, Scrap Artist Quilt Club, Women’s Circle, and volunteered at the Et Cetera Shop and Bluffton Hospital. She joined the Bluffton College Community Choir in 1926 and sang in the annual rendition of Handel’s Messiah 69 years in a row.
Survivors include twin daughters, Connie (Dennis) Kear, of Houston, TX, and Nancy Fruchey, of Bluffton; a son, Don (Pamela) Patterson, of Findlay; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Waldo, Clarence, and Homer Lugibill; sisters, Estelle Wollmann and Nelle Augsburger; son-in-law, Dick Fruchey.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Revs. Steven J. Yoder and Louise Wideman will officiate. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Mennonite Church or Bluffton University Music Department. Arrangements by Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.