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Arvilla (Minard) Marshall


George and Arvilla Marshall

Arvilla (Minard) Marshall was born in 1874 in Brown Township, Knox County, OH, the daughter of Clenon C. and Mary Ann (Kunkle) Minard.

On March 22, 1894, when she was 19 or 20 years of age, Arvilla married George B. Marshall (1873-1938), the son of Levi and Elizabeth (Ruby) Marshall. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.H. Hamilton, a minister of the gospel in Knox County.

Together, the Marshalls produced a brood of 10 children -- Virgil Leon Marshall, Ethel Edna Haire, Melissa Mary Doup, Albert Edison Marshall, Grace May Marrah Walters, Florence A. Bowers, Levi Marshall, Kenneth Eugene Marshall Sr. and Asia Clennon Marshall in addition to an unnamed infant who died in Pike Township on Feb. 18, 1903..

In 1912, at the death of Arvilla's father, she inherited 35 acres of land as a portion of the home farm. The stipulation was that she was not to sell the tract and that at her death it would be divided among her children. 


Son Asa's obituary, 1913

Tragedy struck in 1913, when five-and-a-half year-old son Asa, a "school boy," died "after a very short illness of acute indigestion," said a local newspaper. "On Sunday afternoon shortly after dinner the child was seized with the attack and could not be relieved. He continued to grow worse up until the time of his death." He was laid to rest in the Bigelow Cemetery.

The Marshalls resided in Brown and Pike Townships, Knox County, and in Butler, Richland County, OH. They were members of the Jelloway Wesleyan Methodist Church in Knox County. 

Their home was located about two and a half miles southwest of Jelloway, Knox County.

Bigelow Chapel Cemetery

When the federal census was taken in 1930, George and Arvilla were marked as farmers residing on Township Road. Teenage sons Levi and Kenneth, and motherless eight-year-old grandson Lewis Neal Marshall, resided in their home that year.

George died in 1938, at the age of 55. He was laid to rest at the Bigelow Chapel near Jelloway, Knox County. The specific date of his passing, and cause, are not known, but will be reported here when learned.

Arvilla outlived George by two decades, and resided at Jelloway.

She passed away on April 9, 1958, at the age of 84. She is buried with her husband. Their red granite stone is still legible today, as photographed in August 2005.


East side of Grant Street, Butler, OH, from Five Points North


~ Son Virgil Leon Marshall ~

Son Virgil Leon Marshall (1895-1945) was born on Valentine's Day 1895 in Butler, Brown Township, Knox County.

In young manhood he dwelled in Howard, OH.

On Dec. 15, 1915, at age 21, he wed 19-year-old Alice "Blanche" Dunlap (Aug. 24, 1896- ? ) of Howard Township, Knox County, OH, and the daughter of Charles and Frances (Hardesty) Dunlep. Rev. Paul Richardson officiated.

The couple's three known sons were George Marshall, John Millard Marshall and Dean Marshall. 

Virgil and Blanche lived on a farm in Knox County circa June 1917, with him laboring on the farm of J.G. Fowler. 

The federal census enumeration of 1930 lists the family in Perrysville, Ashland County, OH, with Virgil earning a living as a gauger for a gas company, measuring the amount of gas contained in storage tanks. 

By 1940, the family was in Wooster, Wayne County, OH. Virgil's occupation at that time was as a switchboard operator for a gas company.

In 1942, despite his middle age, Virgil was required to register for the military draft during World War II. At the time, the couple lived at 520 North Buckeye Street in Wooster. He was employed in Wooster by Ohio Fuel Gas Company, and was measured as 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 172 lbs.

He died in Wooster at the age of 50 on Oct. 8, 1945. Burial was in Wooster Cemetery in Wayne County, OH.

Son George Marshall (1916- ? ) was born in about 1916.

Son John Millard Marshall (1918-1988) was born on Dec. 16, 1918 in Amity, OH. A bachelor at the age of 22, in 1940, he lived at home and worked as an assembler in a ladder manufacturing business. He entered into marriage with Marian "Jean" Wiles (1921-1999), a native of New Brighton, PA and the daughter of Fred R. and Leota (Mitchell) Wiles. Three known sons born to the family were John Thomas "Tom" Marshall, James R. Marshall and Fred D. Marshall. The Marshalls later resided in Mansfield, with John working in the grocery store field. Jean is known to have belonged to the Amvets Auxiliary Post #26. Sadness cascaded over the family when they suffered the untimely death of son John Thomas in 1980. John died at the age of 70 on May 12, 1988. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park, following funeral services led by Rev. Carl Cunfer, and an obituary published in the Mansfield News-Journal. Jean outlived him by 11 years and lived at 300 Wood Street. As a resident of Mansfield Memorial Homes, and following a long illness, she passed away on June 22, 1999 at the age of 77. Her remains were laid to rest by her husband's side, with rites performed by Rev. Dan Dickman.

  • Grandson John Thomas "Tom" Marshall (1943-1960) was born on May 19, 1943 in Wooster. As a young man he was active in the Boy Scouts and earned an Eagle Scout award. He married Belinda Lou Farber ( ? - ? ). They became the parents of two daughters -- Linda M. Marshall and Kelley A. Marshall. for a dozen years, he was employed as a truck driver by C.W. Transport of Shelby, OH. He was a member of Local 40 of the Teamsters Union and held a membership in the Lexington Elks Club.  Their address in 1980 was 89 Sherwood Drive in Lexington, Richland County. Sadly, at the age of 37, he was felled by a stroke and lingered for three days until death spirited him away on the Fourth of July 1980. An obituary was printed in the Mansfield News-Journal. He sleeps for all time in Lexington Cemetery.
  • Grandson James R. Marshall entered into wedlock with Barbara Ann (Farrow) Nadason (July 23, 1941-2020), daughter of Robert Gordon and Sarah "Jane" (Hunter) Farrow and a native of Mansfield, OH. They remained together for 44 years until the separation of death. Barbara has been married previously to Michael C. Nadason and brought three stepchildren into the second union -- Matthew Brian "Matt" Nadason, Michele Baumberger Weiler Beier and Michael Nadason. They made their home in 1980 in Ontario, Richland County -- in 1984-1999 in Mansfield -- and in 2020 in Ontario. Barbara was a graudate of St. Peter's High School and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Said the Mansfield News-Journal, "She was a long time hospital ministry volunteer at MedCentral Mansfield for many years, where she would check on Catholic patients at the hospital, administering communion to them on Sundays along with her friend, Bev Magee." At the age of 79, Barbara passed away at home on Dec. 5, 2020. She was pictured in her obituary in the News-Journal.

    Step-great-grandson Matthew Brian "Matt" Nadason (1964-1998) was born in about 1964. He was a Ontario High School graduate, where he designed costumes for the Mansfield Playhouse and took interior design instruction at Pioneer Joint Vocational School. He then studied at Kent State University. In 1986, he is known to have performed in "Tomfoolery," a play staged by the Mansfield Playhouse Second Stage. He moved to Columbus, OH, where for many years he was employed at the Radisson Hotel Columbus North. Sadly, at the age of 34, he died at home on Dec. 4, 1998. He was pictured in an obituary in his old hometown newspaper, the Mansfield News-Journal., in which the family asked that any memorial donations be made to the AIDS Serrvice Connection of Columbus. His service was held at Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield, by the hand of Rev. Daniel Dickman. The remains were lowered under the sod of Mansfield Memorial Park.

    Step-great-granddaughter Michelle Elaine Nadason ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). She was a 1977 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School. On Oct. 18, 1980, she married Gary Duane Baumberger ( ? - ? ), son of Ralph and Barbara Baumgerger of Mansfield, and a 1974 alumnus of Crestview High School. Their wedding was held at Trinity United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Daniel Remaley. Michelle was pictured in a wedding announcement in the Mansfield News-Journal. She filed for divorce in 1989 and dwelled in 1989-1992 in Mansfield, OH. By 1994, she married (?) Weiler and lived in Shelby, OH. Then in about 2002, she entered into marriage with John William Beier of Mansfield. 

    Step-great-grandson Michael Nadason (1962- ? ) was born in about 1962. He joined the U.S. Air Force and received basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Circa 1984, he was trained as a flight simulator instructor and was posted to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. He is known to have resided in Missouri in 1992 and in Biloxi, MI as of 1994. He wed Melissa and is the father of Kristen Kolene Nadason. Eventually, Michael married Crystal. 

  • Grandson Frederick Dean "Fred" Marshall ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). He was a 1967 graduate of Madison High School. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was united in matrimony with Denise ( ? - ? ). The couple's two sons were Jonathan Marshall and Nathaniel Marshall. They dwelled in Denver, CO circa 1980-1999 and in Westminster, CO in 2017. Fred endured a long illness with cancer. He passed away on Oct. 4, 2017, with cremation taking place in Colorado. His old hometown newspaper, the Mansfield News-Journal, printed his obituary.

    Great-grandson Jonathan Marshall ( ? - ? )

    Great-grandson Nathaniel Marshall ( ? - ? )

Son Dean Carson Marshall (1923-1997) was born on Jan. 20, 1923 in Knox County. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, enlisting on Dec. 1, 1942 at Fort Hayes in Columbus. He attained the rank of corporal. Dean spent his working years as a salesman. His last residence was in Fort Myers, Lee County, FL. He died on Jan. 5, 1997, believed to have been in the Franciscan Medical Center  in Dayton, OH. Burial was in Clifton Union Cemetery in Miami Township, Greene County, OH.

~ Son Albert Edison Marshall ~

Son Albert Edison Marshall (1900-1982) was born on Sept. 10, 1900 in Pike Township, Knox County, OH.

He grew up on the family farm near Howard, Knox County and labored as a farmer in 1918 when required to register for the military draft during World War I.  He stood f feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 170 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

On Oct. 25, 1919, he was joined in matrimony with Ethel May Fowls (May 5, 1899-1923), daughter of Edward R. and Myrtle (Stradley) Fowls. Rev. J.A. Long officiated.

Two sons born to this union were Albert Edward Marshall Jr. and Lewis Neal Marshall.

The federal census of 1920 shows Albert and Ethel as newlyweds and farmers residing in Brown Township, Knox County, in the neighborhood of his parents' home. By 1923, they were in Centerburg, OH, a village considered the geographical center of Ohio and located 14 miles southwest of Mount Vernon.

Sadly, the marriage was short-lived. Having borne two sons, Ethel at the age of 23 suffered from an enlarged heart and became anemic. She was admitted to Mount Vernon Hospital, where she succumbed to the spectre of death on Feb. 10, 1923. Burial was in Centerburg Cemetery. The elder son Albert went to live with Ethel's parents, and the younger son Lewis with Albert's parents.

The widowed Albert waited three years before marrying again. In 1926, he entered into marriage with Lucille R. Lind (1908-1972). The second marriage ended in divorce.

Albert earned a living in the mid-1930s as a truck driver in Columbus, OH.  

His third wife was Myrtle Belle (Culp) Adams (June 27, 1896-1991), daughter of Anthony and Lucretia (Bellamy) Culp. They tied the knot on March 2, 1935, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lucas County, OH, when he was age 35 and she 39. Rev. A.B. McDaniels officiated. Their union held fast for the remainder of their lives together.

Myrtle had been married once before, to Gerald Adams ( ? - ? ), and brought two stepsons into the marriage with Albert -- John Adams and Gerald Adams. 

By 1941, the Marshalls relocated to Baseline, Macomb County, MI, and lived at 22875 Becker. There, he obtained employment with the Plymouth Division of Chrysler Corporation.

Albert later is said to have earned a living in Detroit as an X-ray developer.

Upon retirement, the Marshalls relocated to Florida in 1977 and established a home in Fort Myers. Circa 1982, they dwelled in Jones Motor Park.

Albert died on Aug. 20, 1982. His remains were cremated. A short obituary was printed in the Fort Myers News-Press.

Son Albert Edward Marshall Jr. (1921-1995) was born on July 27, 1920 in Brown Township, Knox County. After the death of his mother when he was age two, he was taken in by her parents, the Fowlers, and grew up in Centrburg, Knox County. Albert enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served from 1942 to 1945 and then re-enlisted, completing his service in 1948. While working at Camp Butner in Durham, NC, he met his future wife. On Oct. 16, 1943 in Granville, NC, the 23-year-old Albert wed 22-year-old Mabel N.J. Wyatt (Oct. 20, 1920-2008), a Waynesville, NC native. Their union endured the ups and downs of a remarkable 51 years. They bore two sons -- Ross Marshall and Edward Marshall. Shortly after marriage, Albert was deployed to England where he took part in the D-Day invasion of France. The Marshalls first lived in North Carolina and then Jacksonville, FL. They moved in 1961 to Columbus, GA. He was employed as an automobile salesman and with Nationwide Life Insurance, while she was a secretary for Kiralfy's Women's Apparel. They belonged to the First Baptist Church, where both were active in Sunday School. Albert held memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the local Masons lodge. Their Columbus address in 1995 was 1300 Forest Avenue. Albert died in St. Francis Hospital at the age  of 74 on April 7, 1995. His obituary in the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer said he was survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mabel outlived her spouse by a baker's dozen years and in 1995 relocated to Boston, Thomas County, GA to be near her younger son. She stayed for the remaining 13 years of her life, a quiet period for her, during which time she endured cancer of the lung and breast. She passed away in Archbold Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 on Oct. 7, 2008. An obituary was published in the Ledger-Enquirer.

  • Grandson Ross Marshall married Debbie. They  lived in Columbus, GA in 1995-2008. 
  • Grandson Edward Marshall wed Barbara. The pair dwelled in the mid-1990s-2008 in Boston, GA.
Allied troops in the snowy Battle of the Bulge 

Son Lewis Neal Marshall (1922-1960) was born on Aug. 24, 1922 in Centerburg, Brown Township, Knox County. He was only six months old when his mother died, and the baby was taken into the household of his father's parents, the Marshalls, and raised there. He lived in Mount Vernon in young manhood  At the age of 21, on June 27, 1942, he married 21-year-old sales girl Eleanor Dare Shellenbarger (1920-2015), daughter of Henry and Nancy (Fletcher) Shellenberger of Council, VA. Rev. Hugh Wait officiated. They became the parents of two -- Neal F. Marshall and Linda D. Shrimplin. Lewis is known to have served with the U.S. Army during World War II and to have taken part in the Battle of the Bulge. Then during the Korean War, he is believed to have been part of the Army National Guard. The Marshalls moved in the late 1940s to Pontiac, MI, where he found work as a manager at Merit Shoe Store. Sadness cascaded over the family when Lewis at age 37 surrendered to the spirit of death in Knox County on April 13, 1960. Eleanor outlived Lewis by an astonishing 55 years and wed again to George Robert "Bob" Burke (1928-2011). She supported herself for 42 years as nursing administrator for the Knox County Home and for 15 years at the Rose Garden, with a six-month engagement employed at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. After retiring, from 1977 to 2008, she owned and managed the Heritage House on North Main Street. She held memberships in the Women of the Moose, Order of Eastern Star and Ohio Homes Association, as well as the Church at Chapel Hill. She became widowed again on Bob's death in 2011. Toward the end, she was accepted as a resident of Country Court Nursing Home. There, she passed away at age 94 on June 14, 2015. Pastor Dan Whisner led the funeral, with burial next to her first husband in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Her survivors included three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

  • Grandson Neal F. Marshall (1945- ? ) was born in about 1945 in Ohio. He lived in Mount Vernon in 2015.
  • Granddaughter Linda D. Marshall (1948- ? ) was born in about 1948 in Ohio. She entered into wedded union with Richard Lewis Shrimplin (Sept. 24, 1916-2021), son of Richard Dale and Lillian (Lawhead) Shrimplin of Millersburg, OH. The couple did not reproduce. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He belonged to the Loudonville post of the American Legion and the Perrysville post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars along with the local lodge of the Masons. They dwelled in 2015 in Loudonville, OH. Sadly, at the age of 74, Richard died at home on Sept. 8, 2021. His funeral service was conducted at the American Legion.

Stepson John Robert Adams (1922- ? ) was born in about 1922 in Columbus, OH. He moved to Detroit where, at age 29,, he lived in Hazel Park. On Nov. 17, 1951, in Detroit, he was joined in matrimony with Patricia Mae Trudeau ( ? - ? ), of Pontiac, MI and the daughter of Walter Louis and Ivy (Inglis) Trudeau. The Adamses dwelled in 1982 in North Fort Myers.

Stepson Gerald Adams dwelled in the early 1980s in Fort Lauderdale. 


~ Daughter Ethel Edna (Marshall) Haire ~

Daughter Ethel Edna Marshall (1897- ? ) was born on May 30, 1897 in Pike Township, Knox County.

As a young single woman, she resided in Brown Township, Knox County. 

On March 18, 1916, when she was 18 years old, Ethel was united in holy matrimony with 22-year-old farmer Earnest Clifton Haire (March 22, 1896-1965). He was a native of Brown Township and the son of John and Sarah (Armstrong) Haire. Rev. O.E. Ford, officiated.

The five known offspring born to the pair were Jack M. Haire, Dwight Haire, Donald Haire, Edna Page and Donna Marie Harris.

The Haires made a home in or near Mount Vernon in the early 1920s and were farmers near Jelloway for decades. After retirement, they moved to Lakeland, FL.

Earnest died in Lakeland at the age of 74 on Nov. 8, 1965. Burial was in Lakeland Memorial Gardens, following a funeral led by the hand of Rev. Whitney Dough of the Wesley Methodist Charge. His obituary appeared in the Mansfield News-Journal

Son Jack M. Haire (1923-1973) was born on Aug. 28, 1923 in Mount Vernon. He was the father of David Haire. From 1949 to 1956, Jack owned and operated the Vine Cafe in Mount Vernon. Then from 1956 to the end of his life, he was owner/operator of Club 31. His home in 1965 was in Newark, OH. Sadly, Jack died at the age of 49 in late Feb. 1973. An obituary in the Newark (OH) Advocate said that burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

  • Grandson David Haire ( ? - ? ) served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Circa 1973, he was stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base in Arkansas. 

Son Dwight M. Haire (1926- ? ) was born in about 1926. He graduated from Amity High School/Mount Vernon High School and was employed as a young man at Shellmar Products Company. At the age of 24, on Sept. 22, 1950, he entered into marriage with 18-year-old Marajean R. "Jean"  Downing ( ? - ? ), originally from Shelby, OH and the daughter of John and Evelyn (Curtis) Downing. An announcement in the Mansfield News-Journal reported that Jean "was attired in a grey gabardine suit with red accessories and a corsage of red roses." The pair bore four knowns daughters, Pamela Parker, Paulette Byrd, Carla Desjardan and Judith Lynn Haire. Jean was a 1950 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. Their home was in Mount Vernon. The couple divorced by 1985, with Jean moving to Englewood, FL. Dwight resided in Mount Vernon for the balance of his life and married again to Mary Alice (Schrack) Waggaman (Aug. 15, 1925-1993). Mary Alice had been wed previously and brought two stepchildren into the second union -- Craig Waggaman and Patricia Harris. She earned a living at one time as a secretary for Purdy Sand and Gravel in town. She held a membership in the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Their address in the early 1990s was 707 North McKenzie Street. Sadness enveloped the family when Mary Alice died at the age of 67, as a patient at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, on April 9, 1993. Her obituary was printed in the News-Journal, in which the family asked that any memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association. Rev. John Capper officiated the funeral, with burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

  • Granddaughter Pamela Haire was joined in wedlock with (?) Parker. Her home in 1993 was in Columbus, OH. 
  • Granddaughter Paulette Haire was united in matrimony with (?) Byrd. She moved to Washington, DC. 
  • Granddaughter Carla Haire wed (?) Desjardan. Her residence in 1993 was in Washington, DC. 
  • Granddaughter Judith Lynn Haire entered into marriage on March 15, 1985 with Leo Paul Jr. ( ? - ? ), son of Leo Paul Sr. of Suffield, CT. The wedding was held in Christ United Methodist Church of Kettering. In 1993, the couple dwelled in New Hampshire.
  • Step-grandson Craig Waggaman established a home in Radford, VA.
  • Step-granddaughter Patricia Waggaman married (?) Harris and migrated to Bethlehem, NC. 
Jelloway, Ohio, 2005

Son Donald Haire ( ? - ? ) established a home in Jelloway, Knox County. He was a farmer, living on a property two miles soutwest of Jelloway. He died in about 1976. His brother Dwight and sister Edna served as co-executors of the estate and held an auction of his farm equipment, household furnishings, antiques, feed and grain, and trucks in October 1976.

Daughter Edna Haire entered into wedlock with Glenn Page. The pair were in Mount Vernon in 1973-1987.

Daughter Donna Marie Haire (1917-1987) was born on July 28, 1917 in Knox County. She was joined in marriage with Lester E. Harris ( ? - ? ). The couple's only son was Gary L. Harris. In 1965-1973, the couple lived in Mount Vernon, and in 1987 their address was 110 North Center Street. Donna Marie was the onetime owner and operator of Harris' Health Food Store in Mount Vernon. She belonged to the Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Christian Woman's Club. At the age of 69, Donna Marie passed away at home on April 23, 1987, following "a long illness," said the Mansfield News-Journal. Rev. C. William Risley conducted the funeral service, followed by burial of the remains in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

  • Grandson Gary L. Harris was in Mansfield in 1987.


~ Daughter Melissa Mary (Marshall) Doup Meeks ~

Daughter Melissa Mary Marshall (1898-1968) was born on March 3, 1898 in Brown Township, Knox County.

She was educated through the eighth grade. 

On May 23, 1918, at the age of 20, Melissa was united in wedlock with 33-year-old William Henry "Will" Doup (Nov. 4, 1884-1964), a resident of Hanover Township, Ashland County, OH, and the son of George and Jane (Spearman) Doup. The nuptials were performed by Rev. M.S. Freeman. The groom was a baker's dozen years older than the bride. He was divorced from his first wife.

The Doups produced five children -- Aleta Fern Kirkpatrick, George William Doup, Edna Crowner, Dorothy DeLong, and Betty Brennstuhl.

They were farmers and in 1920-1940 resided in Hanover Township. In 1930, their home was along Jelloway Road.

In time, perhaps in retirement, the couple relocated to Butler, OH.

Sadly, William died in 1964. 

Melissa outlived him by four years. She married again to Austin C. Meeks (1894-1972).

She passed away in Mansfield at the age of 70 on June 15, 1968. Melissa and William rest for eternity at Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Obituary, 1996
Daughter Aleta Fern Doup (1919-1996) was born on July 1, 1919 in Knox County. She married Earl Kirkpatrick ( ? - ? ). Four daughters born to this marriage were Marylin Pore, Norma Russell, Mary Ann Ruhl and Carolyn Kick. Aleta was "a cafeteria cook for the Butler Schools and retired from Clear Fork High School with 27 years of service," said the local newspaper. They held a membership in Trinity United Methodist Church of Butler, OH. Sadly, Earl passed away on Feb. (?) 1972. Aleta survived as a widow for another 24 years. Her address in the mid-1990s was 1260 Ohio 97 East. As her health declined, she was admitted to Parke Medical Center in Columbus. She died at the age of 76 on Jan. 29, 1996. An obituary in the Mansfield News-Journal said she had "lived most of her life in the Butler area." Rev. Roy Walther conducted the funeral service, followed by interment in Bunker Hill Cemetery in Butler.

  • Granddaughter Marylin Kirkpatrick ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). On Ot. 11, 1959, she was united in holy matrimony with Glenn Cecil Pore (April 2, 1938-2022), son of Emmett Wayland and Annabell Florence (Crowner) Pore of Butler, OH. The wedding was held at Trinity United Methodist Church, by the hand of Rev. Mark Poole. Their union endured for an extraordinary 62 years. The pair's two children were Gary Pore and Linda Pore. Glenn grew up on the family farm and was a 1956 graduate of Butler Ohio School. They dwelled in Butler in 1993-2009 and Bellville in 2022. Said the Mansfield News-Journal, "Glenn likd to joke that he worked 20 jobs! He worked for United Telephone for about 9 years, and then held positions for several different car dealerships. He worked for Clear Fork schools over 20 years -- most notably as Transportation Supervisor. He also worked as a farmer for some local farms and diligently volunteered his time to provide lawn care for the historical society and his church, Three Crosses: A United Methodist Fellowship in Butler, where he was a dedicated member for many years." Marylin earned a living through employment as a teller with First Knox National Bank. She was bestowed with a Cooperative Leadership Award in 1992. When time allowed, Glenn maintained his own lawn and enjoyed watching golf, and he and Marylin played in a local Card Club. They were pictured in the News-Journal at their 40th wedding anniversary in 1999. At the age of 84, on June 10, 2022, Glenn died in  the emergency room of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. Burial was in Bunkerhill Cemetery, Butler, following services conducted by Rev. Donna Mills. Glenn was pictured in a News-Journal obituary. 

    Great-grandson Gary Pore wed Sue. One known daughter was Madison Marie Pore. Their home in 2022 was in Bellville, OH.

    Great-granddaughter Linda Pore married Joseph Craig. They have resided in Hilliard and Dublin, OH and are the parents of James Michael Craig.

  • Granddaughter Norma Lee Kirkpatrick (1944-2009) was born on Jan. 22, 1944 in Knox County. She relocated as a teenager to Butler, OH and was a 1962 graduate of Butler High School. On June 28, 1974, in Denver, CO, she was joined in wedlock with Ronald Russell ( ? - ? ). Their only son was Jason Russell. The couple made a home in 1993-1999 in Mansfield, OH at an address on Avalon Drive. Later they moved to The Villas in Ontario. Norma was employed for 29 years with Gorman Rupp Industries in Bellville, OH, retiring in 2004, while Ronald was a longtime teacher and athletics coach at Clear Fork Schools. When they marked their silver wedding anniversary in 1999, the Rusells were pictured in the Mansfield News-Journal. In about 2007, Norma moved into The Waterford on South Trimble Road, remaining for the final two years of her life, and in the process establishing there the Red Hat Club. She liked to crochet, knit, play canasta and euchre, and read romance novels, and was a member of the Bellville-Butler Music Club Sadly, after a long illness, she died in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital at the age of 65 on Feb. 20, 2009. A News-Journal obituary, published with her photograph, called her "a selfless woman blessed with a giving nature who thought of the needs of others before her own... Norma was recently profiled for spearheading a benevolence campaign for a local family. Along with friends and local businesses, when Norma heard of a family bereaved of their mother and both grandmothers, she showered them with food, gas, video rentals, and everything to make a Christmas joyous." Rev. Keith McLaughlin presided over the funeral service. Burial was in the soil of Bunkerhill Cemetery.

    Great-grandson Jason Russell was enrolled at Ashland (OH) University in 1999. He entered into marriage with Brooke. They relocated to Wake Forest, NC and are the parents of Luke Russell and Jacob "Jake" Russell.

  • Granddaughter Mary Ann Kirkpatrick wed Carl Ruhl ( ? - ? ), son of Charles W. and L. Virginia (Wirick) Ruhl. Among the couple's children were Treisa L. Nedrow, Trenton Lewis Ruhl and Trevis Scott Ruhl. They resided in the mid-1990s-2009 in Butler, OH. The couple is known to have survived a head-on collision with another automobile on Ohio 97 near Gatton Rocks Road on May 31, 2004.

    Great-granddaughter Treisa L. Ruhl ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). She was an alumna of Clear Fork High School and then graduated from Mt. Vernon Nazarene College. She exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 18, 1990 with Darrin L. Nedrow ( ? - ? ), son of David and Diana Nedrow of Bellville. Their ceremony was held at the First Church of the Nazarene in Mansfield, by the hand of Rev. George Gribben III. The couple was pictured in a wedding announcement in the Mansfield News-Journal. At the time of marriage, Darrin worked for Cooper Energy Services of Mount Vernon, and was a Clear Fork graduate. 

    Great-grandson Trenton Lewis Ruhl ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). He was a graduate of Clear Fork High School and, in 1991, earned a living with Carroll Lifer Excavating in Bellville, OH. On July 20, 1991, he married Denise Lynn Pore ( ? - ? ), daughter of Dale and Phyllis Pore. Rev. Joel Warner led the nuptials, held at Clear Fork Valley Wesleyan Church. The marriage was announced in the Mansfield News-Journal which published their wedding portrait. Also a Clear Fork graduate, Denise was employed by Professional Investment Management in Columbus.

    Great-grandson Trevis Scott Ruhl ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). He was a Clear Fork High School and ATI graduate and, in 1994, was employed as a supervisor by Burch Hydro.

  • Granddaughter Carolyn Kirkpatrick (1941-1993) was born on June 2, 1941 in Knox County. On Dec. 1, 1962, at the age of 20, she was united in matrimony with Donald Kick (Nov. 14, 1941-1983), son of Carl and Beatrice Kick of Holmes County, OH. Together they bore a family of two -- Terry Kick and Trudy Kick. The family held a membership in the Zion Lutheran Church of Loudonville, where Donald served on the church council. He was involved with the Loudonville Farm Club, Future Farmers of America Advisory Committee and Redbird Country 4H Club. With Carolyn, he superintended produce for the Loudonville Street Fair. After enduring cancer of three years' duration, the 41-year-old Donald was gathered away by the angel of death on Nov. 10, 1983. Carolyn lived for another decade and resided at 336 Wales Drive. She was active with the Monday Night Loudonville Bowling Club, Mid Ohio Dance Club of Mansfield and the Progressive Mothers Club. In about 1989, Carolyn was hired to work at PGI Corporation in Loudonville, OH. On the tragic day of June 23, 1993, she was killed when the automobile she was driving collided with a bus carrying 26 members of the Quad City Knights Drum and Bugle Corps of Illinois. The accident happened on U.S. Route 30 and Ashland County Road 175 in Mohican Township, and the Mansfield News-Journal  reported that the bus, "struck broadside by a car, traveled over a guardrail and rolled over." Carolyn was pronounced dead at the scene. The News-Journal called it a "mass casualty incident" event "requiring treatment for large numbers of people" but that all of the bus occupants "who were hurt in the crash escaped with minor injuries." As he had done 10 years earlier for Donald, Rev. Robert Pflueger led Carolyn's funeral service, with burial taking place in Loudonville Cemetery.

    Great-grandson Terry A. Kick was a graduate of Loudonville High School and the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institite. He was employed in 1989 as an assistant manager by Sohio Pro-Care. Terry was in Lexington, OH in 1993. 

    Great-granddaughter Trudy Kick was salutatorian of Loudonville High School in 1986 and pictured in the Mansfield News-Journal. She has lived in West Worthington, OH.

Mansfield, Ohio, south side of the public square and county courthouse

Daughter Dorothy M. Doup (1922- ? ) was born on (?) 1922. On March 3, 1946, at the age of about 23, she married World War II veteran Donald DeLong (Nov. 18, 1913-1991), son of Earl and Glenna (Beeman) DeLong of Knox County. They became the parents of Robert DeLong and Ronald DeLong. He joined the U.S. Army during the war and was assigned to the 83rd Infantry, Company E. Said the Mansfield News-Journal, "He fought in 11 major battles in the European Theater..." After the war, the couple lived in Richland County before moving in 1950 to Morrow County. for 17 years, from 1953 to 1970, he operated a crane for HPM. He then was employed by Marion Power Shovel until 1980, when he retired. Their address in 1991 was 2626 Black Street in Climax near Mount Gilead, OH. Donald died at the age of 77, in Rosewood Manor in Galion, on April 7, 1991. Rev. Tone Amerine, of the Caledonia Church of Christ, officiated the funeral, followed by interment in Caledonia Cemetery. An obituary appeared in the News Journal.

  • Grandson Robert DeLong dwelled in Galion, OH in 1991.
  • Grandson Ronald DeLong has lived in Caledonia, OH.

Daughter Edna Grace Doup (1921-2008) was born on Feb. 11, 1921 on the family farm in Ashland County. When she was 24 years of age, on June 30, 1945, she wed Gerald L. Crowner ( ? -1990). The newlyweds moved to a farm along Hill Road which endured as their lifelong residence. The farm comprised more than 150 acres. Together, they produced four offspring -- Charles Crowner, Ann Shirk, Eileen Smith and Linda Crowner. Sadly, their daughter Linda died in 1967. Edna generated income through employment at the Forman-Rupp plant of Bellville, OH. In the community, Edna belonged to the North Liberty United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and helped prepare a variety of church dinners, especially preparing homemade pies. She also held memberships in the Butler Adult Center and North Liberty Garden club. Said the Mansfield News-Journal, "A fan of Christian fiction, her home was filled with Christian music or the sounds of Daniel O'Donnell, as the television didn't interest her much, except the Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Lawrence Welk Show." She also was interested in hummingbirds and orioles, embroidering quilts and dresser scarves, and studying Butler history. Added the News-Journal, "her knowledge of local families, who lived where, what happened when, made her the person to go to for answers." Sadness cascaded over the family when Gerald died on Sept. 8, 1990, bringing their union of 45 years to a close. At the age of 87, Edna passed away in Crestwood Care Center, Shelby, OH, on April 27, 2008. Her photograph accompanied her obituary in the News-Journal. She was survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her funeral service jointly was led by Pastors Jack Dearth and Kenneth Kinley, followed by burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

  • Grandson Charles Crowner married Karla and has resided in Butler, OH. 
  • Granddaughter Ann Crowner wed David Shirk and settled in Mansfield. 
  • Granddaughter Eileen Crowner was joined in wedlock with Virgil Smith. The pair's home in 2008 was in Shelby, OH. 

Daughter Betty M. Doup (1923-1999) was born on Dec. 8, 1923 in Ashland County, OH. On Dec. 15, 1946, she married her high school boyfriend, Robert E. Brennstuhl (Oct. 6, 1926-2020), son of George E. and Mary (Weaver) Brennstuhl. Their union endured the ups and downs of a remarkable 52 years. Four children born to this union were Robert L. Brennstuhl, Gary Brennstuhl, Shirley Workman and Larry Brennstuhl. Robert was a 1944 graduate of Loudonville High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. They resided in Danville, Knox County. For 29 years, he was employed as supervisor of the Loudonville-Perrysville bus garage. Said the Ashland Times-Gazette, "He took great pride in bus and kid safety, and the L-P school system. Robert knew every detail of every bus route he put a driver on. He was also vital in the combining of the Loudonville and Perrysville school systems and the addition of fog lights on the buses." Betty and Robert also opened and operated Brennstuhl Dairy Road near Jelloway. She passed away in Columbus, OH on Feb. 3, 1999. Interment was in the sacred soil of Loudonville Cemetery. Robert outlived his bride by nearly 21 years. Death enveloped him at the age of 93 on July 12, 2020. The headcount of his survivors included seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Pastor Ruth Douglas led a graveside service at Loudonville Cemetery.

  • Grandson Robert L. Brennstuhl ( ? - ? )
  • Grandson Gary Brennstuhl married Beverly Hoovler, daughter of Gaylord and Betty (Spearman) Hoovler of Mount Vernon, OH. He is believed to be the owner of Brennstuhl Construction Inc. of Bellville, OH.
  • Granddaughter Shirley Ann Brennstuhl (1947-2010) was born on Nov. 9, 1947. She was a 1965 graduate of Loudonville High School and a 1968 alumna of the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Ashland, OH. At the age of 23, on Sept. 26, 1971, she wed David Jay Workman (Oct. 2, 1946- ? ). Together, they produced a brood of offspring -- Michael Workman, Steven Workman and Rebecca Workman. Shirley was a longtime registered nurse. For play, she enjoyed the family farm and riding on a JD Gator utility vehicle. They belonged to the North Bend Church of the Brethren. The family was plunged into anxiety and grief when Shirley contracted liver disease and, after a lengthy battle, surrendered to death on New Year's Day 2010. Pastor Patrick Bailey, of the family church, conducted the funeral.

    Great-grandson Michael Workman married Jennifer. They live in Johnstown, OH, and their two sons are Matthew Workman and Christopher Workman.

    Great-grandson Steven Workman entered into marriage with Michele. They have resided in Danville, OH and are the parents of Drew Workman and Jaylyn Workman.

    Great-granddaughter Rebecca Workman ( ? - ? )

  • Grandson Larry Allen Brennstuhl (1951-2011) was born on Christmas Eve 1951 in Ashland, Ashland County, OH. On Sept. 28, 1973, at the age of 21, he entered into marriage with Frances "Lynn" Welsh (June 24, 1953-2015), daughter of Robert and Genia (Hampton) Welsh. Their only known daughter was Laura Brennstuhl. Lynn was a 1971 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. The family belonged to Perrysville Baptist Church. Sadly, Larry passed away on Sept. 29, 2011. Lynn only outlived him by four years and was diagnosed with cancer in November 2012. She succumbed to the spectre of death on Sept. 28, 2015. Pastor Howard Burnett led the funeral. The couple sleeps side by side for all eternity in Amity Cemetery in Knox County.

    Great-granddaughter Laura Brennstuhl (1988- ? ) was born in 1988. She served in Peru with the Peace Corps but, when her widowed mother was diagnosed with cancer in November 2012, returned to Ohio to be her caregiver.

Son George William Doup (1926-1999) was born on July 29, 1926. He was a graduate of Loudonville High School and went on to serve with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was deployed to the South Pacific and was posted to the Philippine Islands. George was a farmer, following in his parents' footsteps. He married Marjorie Mae Lane (1932-1992). Their marriage stood the test of time over the span of 43 years. They had five children -- Barbara Ann Mortimer, Susan Marie Mortimer, Kathleen Melissa Stone, Cheryl Lynn Wade and Thomas George Doup. From age 40 to age 62, he also worked at Mansfield Plumbing Products and later for Wade & Gatton Nurseries. He liked to ride his four-wheeler for recreation. Marjorie died in 1992. As of 1996-1999, George made his residence in Butler at 7187 Doup Road. He died in Colonial Manor Care Center in Loudonville, at the age of 73, on Oct. 17, 1999. An obituary in the Mansfield News-Journal said he was survived by a dozen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial took place in Sand Ridge Cemetery following a funeral led by the hand of Rev. Don Earlenbaugh.

  • Granddaughter Barbara Ann Doup was united in wedlock with Robert Mortimer, son of Robert A. and Bessie L. (Mazzagotte) Mortimer of Butler. The Doup and Mortimer families were close, and Barbara's sister Susan married Robert's brother Wesley. They settled in Butler
  • Granddaughter Susan Marie Doup wed Wesley Mortimer. The couple put down roots in Butler, OH.
  • Granddaughter Kathleen Melissa Doup was joined in matrimony with Glen Stone. They resided in Bellville, OH in 1999.
  • Granddaughter Cheryl Lynn Doup married Brian Wade. The pair was in Bellville in 1999.
  • Grandson Thomas George Doup entered into marriage with Kimberly. Their home in 1999 was in Butler, OH. 


Grace Marrah Walters

~ Daughter Grace (Marshall) Marrah Walters ~

Daughter Grace Marshall (1901- ? ) was born on Nov. 14, 1901 in Knox County

In 1929, her home was in Howard, Knox County. 

At the age of 28, Grace on March 1, 1930 was joined in the bonds of holy matrimony with 40-year-old furnace maker Charles H. Marrah (Oct. 22, 1889-1931), a native of London, Darke County, OH and a resident of Columbus, OH. He was the son of Irish immigrants Patrick and Mary (Monague) Marrah. Rev. W. Stanley Smith officiated their wedding. 

The newlyweds made a home at 1353 North 6th Street in the state capitol of Columbus. He was employed as a guard at the Ohio State Penitentiary.

Sadly, the couple only enjoyed a year-and-a-half together until Charles' untimely passing. On the fateful evening of  Aug. 10, 1931, he went to a party at the home of George Gensner on McCoy Road in the north side of Columbus. He was killed when falling down a flight of stairs to the basement, sustaining multiple fractures of the skull and base of the skull. The United Press and Associated Press distributed stories published in newspapers in Mansfield, Akron and Cincinnati. One article said that "Officers who answered an emergency ambulance call to the home found Marrah's body at the foot of a basement stairs covered with a sheet and a pillow placed under the head. The house was deserted, they reported. Dr. Edward E. Smith, coroner, said he believed there was drinking at the party." A coroner's investigation found a gash in Charles' head, believed to have been inflicted by a glass bottle, and expressed an opinion that the deceased had been "drinking heavily." The hosts were held in county jail for questioning but were released, and the coroner ruled the cause of death as "accidental." Charles' remains were lowered into rest in Memorial Park, with Della Rhodes providing vital information for the official Ohio certificate of death.

The widowed Grace dwelled at 24 West Northwood Avenue in Franklin County, OH. 

Grace's second marriage, on June 29, 1941, was to John S. Walters ( ? - ? ), of Madison County, OH, the son of John F. and May (Robison) Walters. She was age 39, and he 57. Rev. H. George Robertson was the officiant. On their marriage license application, Grace spelled her mother's maiden name as "Miner."

In 1983-1992, Grace dwelled in Springfield, OH.


Florence Bowers Miller

~ Daughter Florence Anna (Marshall) Bowers Miller ~

Daughter Florence Anna Marshall (1905-1984) was born on May 5, 1905/1906 in Union Township, Knox County.

She appears to have been twice-wed.

Florence first entered into marriage with (?) Bowers ( ? - ? ).

By 1930, when the United States Census was taken, she was divorced and lived in Columbus, OH, working as a machine operator in a glove factory and sharing a home with 46-year-old boarder Lee Marrah. 

She resided in Ruskin, FL in 1974. Florence at age 68 was joined in wedlock on Nov. 24, 1974 with 76-year-old Harold Dewey Miller ( ? - ? ) in nuptials held in Manatee, FL. News of their marriage license was printed in the Tampa Bay Times.

Using the name "Miller" in 1983, she continued to reside in Ruskin. Her last home was in Thonotosassa, FL.

She died in Hillsborough County, FL on Nov. 25, 1984. 


~ Son Levi Marshall ~

Son Levi Marshall (1912-1983) was born on Sept. 7, 1912 in Danville, OH.

On Sept. 11, 1935, when he was 23 years of age, he married Helen (Bowman) Teeter ( ? - ? ). 

She had been married previously to Sherman Teeter and brought a stepdaughter into the second union, Bonnie L. Bowen Conner.

The old blockhouse in Mansfield, Ohio, a landmark dating to 1812 when the community was at the outermost edge of the American frontier

They bore a family of five children -- Gaye Lawhorn, Vesta Lorraine Smith Schwab Kreiling, Richard Marshall and Steve Marshall.

Obituary, 1983 
Levi worked for the F.E. Myers Co. in Ashland, OH for nearly two decades, retiring in 1976. He held memberships in the local orders of the Eagles and Moose organizations.

Helen earned a living for 30 years with Mansfield Plumbing and retired on Sept. 17, 1977. 

They resided at 131 West Butler Street in Loudonville, OH and belonged to the United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He passed away at home at the age of 71 on Oct. 22, 1983. He was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville, OH, with Rev. George Lee and members of the Eagles lodge leading the funeral service. An obituary appeared in the Mansfield News-Journal. His survivors included 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Helen survived her spouse by many years. At her 80th birthday, in September 1996, she was pictured in the News-Journal. 

Stepdaughter Bonnie L. Teeter (1934-2017) was born on Feb. 15, 1934 in Green Township. She  married Donald Bowen ( ? -1991). Their five offspring were Donald Bowen, Richard Bowen, Michael Bowen, Toni Dunham and Barbara Stephens. Their home for many years was in Loudonville, OH. Sadly, Donald died in 1991. Bonnie lived on as a widow for more than a quarter of a century. She earned a living with the Ashland Times-Gazette newspaper in motor route delivery and circulation. She also was employed as a cook for Mansfield Plumbing Products and the Loudon post of the American Legion. She liked to raise flowers and spend time keeping an attractive yard  She endured the loss of grandson Heath Robert Wiley (2000) and one-month-old great-granddaughter Myia Bonnie Lynn George Rebel (Jan. 2, 2010). She married again to (?) Conner ( ? - ? ) and lived in Loudonville. Following a lengthy illness, Bonnie died in Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonvile at the age of 83 on Oct. 10, 2017. The headcount of her survivors included 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Chaplain Dan Clouse led the funeral service, followed by burial in Perrysville's Greenlawn Cemetery.

  • Step-grandson Donald Bowen married Dixie and moved to South Carolina.
  • Step-grandson Richard Bowen has resided in Ashland, OH.
  • Step-grandson Michael Bowen wed Kelly. Their home has been in Polk, OH.
  • Step-granddaughter Toni Bowen was joined in wedlock with Kenneth Dunham. Circa 2017, they were in Loudonville, OH.
  • Step-granddaughter Barbara Bowen entered into marriage with (?) Stephens ( ? - ? ). She is known to have been in Ironton, OH in 2017.

Daughter Gaye Kathleen Marshall (1941-2018) was born on Aug. 28, 1941 in Mansfield. When she was age 21, on June 8, 1962, she wed Delbert Eugene Lawhorn (March 11, 1940-2001), of Bellville, OH and the son of James D. and Virginia (Caldwell) Lawhorn. Their union endured for 38 years until cleaved apart by death. Three children in this family were Charles E. "Chuck" Lawhorn, Kathy Lawhorn and Becky Flynn. Delbert attended Butler school and worked for Milliron Industries as a truck driver. Said an obituary, he was "gifted with animals" and "held a very strong work ethic." The couple lived in Butler, OH for decades, at the address of 140 Main Street. Delbert died at home at the age of 60 on Feb. 19, 2001. Gaye survived him by 17 years. She earned a living for 16 years at Hi-Stat and was an excellent cook and liked to play bingo and card games such as hand-and-foot. Sadly, she endured the untimely death of her son Charles in 2007. The family was plunged into grief when Gaye was gathered in by the angel of death on Feb. 4, 2018. Her survivors included four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Grandson Charles E. "Chuck" Lawhorn (1963-2007) was born on July 24, 1963 in Mansfield. He attended Clear Fork High School. He worked over the years for Possum Run Auto Wrecking and then operating large equipment for Lifer Excavating. Charles was married and the father of Valerie Browning. The family home was in Lexington, OH. As time allowed, he liked to be out of doors, provide mechanical work on automobiles, hunt deer and fish at Clear Fork Reservoir. He died at home at the age of 43 on Feb. 28, 2007. In an obituary, the family asked that any memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.

    Great-granddaughter Valerie Lawhorn was joined in wedlock with Donald Browning and lived in Lexington.. 

  • Granddaughter Kathy Lawhorn ( ? - ? ) was born on (?) She married Michael Stump ( ? - ? ), and they resided in Galion, OH in 2001. Later, she was a partner with Lysle and resided in Bucyrus, OH in 2007-2018. 
  • Granddaughter Becky Lawhorn married (?) Flynn and was in Butler, OH in 2007-2018. 

Daughter Vesta Lorraine Marshall has been married thrice. On Sept. 7, 1963, she first was united in holy matrmimony with farmer Ronald Eugene Smith ( ? - ? ), son of Thomas Ira and Mary Smith of Butler, OH. The wedding was held in her residence in Perrysville, OH, by the hand of Rev.Lena Jennings. The pair bore one daughter, Bradleen Kay Smith. The couple separated by 1968, with Vesta making a home in Loudonville and Ronald in Mansfield. They grieved when their four-year-old daughter died at the age of four, in Children's Hospital in Columbus, on Aug. 22, 1968. The child's tender remains were laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville, with the funeral led by Rev. Earl Dale, and an obituary appearing in the Mansfield News-Journal. Vesta's second husband was Donald Schwab ( ? - ? ). They are known to have held a public auction of household furniture in Galion, OH March 1982. Circa 1983, they resided in Galion. Her third spouse was William "Bill" Kreiling ( ? - ? ). They lived in Loudonville, OH in 2016. For many years, she has earned a living as a cook with McMullen Assisted Care in Loudonville. She was named in an Ashland Times-Gazette article in 2019 when McMullen was ranked by the Ohio Department of Health as the top assisted living facility in the state based on a family satisfaction survey.

Son Richard "Dick" Marshall (1940-2016) was born on March 24, 1940 in Loudonville, OH. He was a 1958 graduate of Perrysville (OH) High School, where he was a star athlete. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army, with a tour of duty that included 18 months in Germany and two years in the Army Reserves. He appears to have been married twice. Richard and his first wife bore five offspring together -- Christine Marshall, Randy Marshall, David Marshall, Melinda Price and Richelle Deever. The family dwelled in Lucas, OH in 1983. He was employed for seven years with F.E. Myers in Ashland and then joined Sprint, working as an installer and repairman for 33 years. In about 1989, he married again to Sherry Posa ( ? - ? ). Their union endured 27 years until the separation of death. The Marshalls made a home in Mansfield and spent their winters in Englewood, FL. Over the years, he was active in basketball, football and track, as well as softball and water skiing. Richard was an avid follower of local high school sports, NASCAR races, the Cleveland Indians baseball team and the Ohio State University Buckeyes. In recognition of his athletic achievements, he was inducted in 2014 into the Perryville/Loudonville Hall of Fame and Ashland County Hall of Fame. He also liked to camp, boat, ride his motorcycle and maintain his lawn as well as attend classic car shows. Richard held memberships in the local lodges of the Moose and Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Amvets, and Local 688 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The couple attended Impact Worship in Mansfield. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an illness he endured for five years until the end. Said an obituary, "Dick was a faithful man who knew the Lord and this faith brought him through the last few months which were very tough... He was an excellent example of what a man should be: kind, loving, protective, and a confidante." He passed away at the Arbors at Mifflin at age 75 on Sept. 27, 2016. His celebration of life was held at the VFW post in Mansfield.

  • Granddaughter Christine Marshall resided in Orlando, FL in 2016. 
  • Grandson Randy Marshall relocated to Pell City, AL.
  • Grandson David Marshall wed Annette. Their home in 2016 was in Dover, OH.
  • Granddaughter Melinda Marshall married Jeffrey Price. The pair put down roots in Oviedo, FL.
  • Granddaughter Richelle Marshall was joined in wedlock with Scott Deever. In 2016, they were in Springfield, OH. 

Son Steve Marshall ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). He was a graduate of Loudonville High School and went to work as a young man for Rupp Manufacturing Inc. On Nov. 1, 1969, he entered into marriage with fellow Loudonville alumna Teri Ann Christopher ( ? - ? ), daughter of Thomas and Betty Christopher Jr. of Perrysville, OH. The nuptials were held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Perrysville, officiated by Rev. R.E. Langford. At the time of marriage, Teri was employed in the personnel department of Cyclops Corporation's Empire-Reeves Steel Division. The newlyweds first lived at 51 First Street, Mansfield and in 1970 were pictured in the Mansfield News-Journal in connection with a local bank's money management service. One known daughter in this family was Lisa Marshall. They were in Loudonville, OH in the early 1980s and in Marysville, OH in 2016-2019.

  • Granddaughter Lisa Marshall ( ? - ? ) was a graduate of Loudonville High School and then received her bachelor's degree from Akron University. Circa 2019, she was employed as assistant athletic director, physical education teacher and volleyball coach at Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. She also owned the Aviator Volleyball Club.


~ Son Kenneth E. Marshall Sr. ~

Son Kenneth E. Marshall Sr. (1917-1992) was born on Feb. 23, 1917.

On June 30, 1940, at the age of 23, and on the bride's 22nd birthday, he wed Virginia L. Conrad (June 30, 1918-1990), the daughter of Glenn and Lucille (Berry) Conrad of Loudonville, OH.

Obituary, 1992
The couple produced a duo of offspring, Kenneth E. Marshall Jr. and Sabrina Marshall.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

When the federal census enumeration was made in 1950, the Marshall family lived in Loudonville, Ashland County, OH. Kenneth was employed that year as a chassis mounter for a funeral car manufacturer.

Later, he went to work as a store manager for the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, retiring in 1983 after 25 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 82 of Columbus, OH.

Virginia was a longtime employee of the Ohio Union at Ohio State University, retiring in 1977. She held a membership in the Indianols Church of Christ.

Their final home was in Columbus.  

Obituary, 1990
Sadly, Virginia died at age 71 on Jan. 10, 1990 as a resident of Northland Terrace Nursing Home of Columbus, OH. Her obituary appeared in the Mansfield News-Journal. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, with Rev. James Bennett officiating.

Kenneth outlived his wife by two years.

He passed away at age 74, on Jan. 5, 1992, after a short illness, in Northwood Terrace. Rev. James Bennett led the funeral. The News-Journal printed an obituary. Kenneth and Virginia are buried together at Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville. Distant cousin Mary Jane (Armstrong) Henney clipped the obituary for her Minard family genealogy album.

Son Kenneth E. Marshall Jr. (1948- ? ) was born in 1948. He was in Columbus, OH in 1992.

Daughter Sabrina Marshall ( ? - ? ) lived in Columbus, OH in 1992. 


 Copyright 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2020, 2022 Mark A. Miner
The late Mary Jane (Armstrong) Henney contributed valuable content for this biography.