DORIS ELDRED – November 24, 1929 – February 28, 2023
Doris J. Eldred Hange, 93 of Spencer, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at her home. She was a devoted wife, mother, mentor, caregiver, and friend to so many in the Black River/Spencer/Homerville communities. Doris lived her life to the fullest through hard work and Christian devotion.
She was born Nov. 24, 1929 in Chatham, Ohio to Walter Pershing and Beulah Mae (McVicker) Eldred.
Doris graduated from Homerville High School in 1947 and attended Ashland University in the study of elementary education.
She married Homer Hange on Feb. 19, 1949, and they used their amazing work ethic on Homedale Farm in Spencer. Over their nearly 62 years together, they raised a wonderful family of 6 kids, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. They worked hard together to create a herd of registered Holstein cattle, and supplied the local dairies with healthy milk. Her main job on the farm was raising healthy calves and maintaining the farm’s records and financial books. But she was always available to unload hay and corn, work the milking parlor, or open gates for tractor drivers. She enjoyed flower gardening, playing with grandkids, and helping teens learn life lessons through her involvement with Medina County 4-H.
Homer and Doris enjoyed their relaxation time through travel, and visited many amazing sites in the U.S. and throughout the world. In her later years, she especially enjoyed her weekly outings with the gang at Spencer Restaurant. She made everyone feel welcome and special through a listening ear and great meals. She will be missed by so many.
Surviving are her children, Ron (Pauline) of Wadsworth, Don of Spencer, Bill (Connie) of Spencer, Bob of Dalton, Betsy (Brent) Rector of Homerville, Sharon Hange of Plain City, OH; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer; infant son, Richard Lee; son-in-law, Brent Rector; sister, Olive Webster; step sister, Ruth Elliott and step brothers, Clair and Russell Eshelman.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 4, from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon at Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 East Main St., Spencer, OH, where her funeral service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon.
Pastor Jeremy Roseberry will officiate, and burial will follow at East Homer Cemetery in Homerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Homer Hange Memorial Scholarship, c/o 5310 River Corners Rd., Spencer, OH 44275 or to Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 6801 Brecksville Rd., Cleveland, OH 44131.
Arrangements by Parker Funeral Home, Spencer.
Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com
LEWIS JONES – April 5, 1943 – February 26, 2023
Lewis Russell Jones, 79, of Westerville, went Home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, February 26, 2023, following an extended illness.
He was born April 5, 1943 in Greenfield, Ohio, son of the late Reuben Russell and Jenevee (Keels) Jones. On November 11, 1995, he married his beloved wife, Carol Dianna (Harris) Jones, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Catherine (Michael) Madison, Lewis R. (Renata “Renya” Krempl) Jones, Jr., and Trevor (Jennifer Booz) Jones; grandchildren, David Madison and Jennifer Madison; siblings, Inez Simmons, Eunice (John) Lowe, and Raymond (Diane) Jones; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Jones; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and close friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Jones, and his brother, Marvin Jones.
Lewis was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in 1965. He went on to work as the Buyer and Section Chief at Western Electric Company in Columbus, Ohio. He then became the Operations Manager for the Pillsbury Company’s Grain Division for Cincinnati and Minneapolis. Following that position, he worked as the Auditor for the Federal Milk Market Administrator in Cleveland and Columbus. In 1996, he was hired by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (O.D.A.) to work as the Chief of the Division of Weights and Measures. He was then promoted to the Chief of the Division of Dairy in 1999 and held this position until June 2010, when he was promoted as the Deputy Director of O.D.A. He retired in January 2011 but agreed to a short-term contract at the Executive Secretary of the American Guernsey Association.
Lewis and his wife Carol were active members of the Trinity Baptist Church in Columbus. He received numerous awards associated with his work including being named as a distinguished alumnus of The Ohio State University Alpha Zeta Fraternity in 2005. He was the recipient of the OSU Dairy Science Hall of Service Award in 2011, and served as President and Vice President of the National Association of Dairy Regulatory Officials. He was a delegate and member of the Executive Board of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, and a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, a member of the Ohio Agricultural Council, and the National Dairy Shrine. In 2019, he was inducted into the Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Old Zion Baptist Church, 536 Mill Street, Chillicothe, with Pastor Victor M. Davis officiating, and Rev. Gerard Green, Eulogist. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Circleville. Friends may join the family for visitation on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Haller Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 461 St. Clair Ave., Columbus, OH 43203.
TERRY RAWN – June 21, 1958-February 7, 2023
Terrence Eugene Rawn, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.
The oldest of seven kids, Terry grew up and worked on his family’s Registered Holstein and crop farm off Gender Road in Canal Winchester, Ohio. As an avid young 4-H member, Terry began the Rawn family’s legacy of participation in showing dairy cattle at local, state, and national levels. Terry’s participation in the home herd culminated in their June 17, 1981, herd dispersal. Terry began his college career at Ohio State before transferring to Virginia Tech where he was a member of the winning 1984 National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Team. While attending Virginia Tech, Terry met his wife, Joy, of 37 years. Following his graduation in 1985, Terry worked in the artificial insemination business for twenty years where he worked as sire analyst and regional sales manager. Following that, Terry had the opportunity to manage several dairy farms across the United States and judge multiple dairy shows at all levels, including the National Jersey Jug.
Intertwined in his love and passion for dairy cattle, was a great love for people. Terry formed deep friendships wherever he went. He loved hearing people’s stories, learning who they were and from where they came. He would joke that he “only had three friends,” but he was beloved and held in close counsel by many.
One of Terry’s great passions was the development and mentorship of young people, and in his lifetime, he collected many mentees spanning across states and industries. From 2006 on, he had the pleasure to serve as an official at the World Dairy Expo Post-Secondary Judging Contest in Madison, Wisconsin, a responsibility that he greatly anticipated each year.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Dale Rawn. Terry is survived by his wife, Joy, and daughters, Rachel, Mary, and Annie, who he considered his greatest accomplishments, as well as son-in-laws Dylan and Ben, and his grandchildren Landon and Zoey, who, as he informed everyone, are “kind of a big deal.” Also, Chris Yohn, whom Terry loved like his own son, his wife Kate, and their three children Clayton, Avery, and Carter Terrence, who affectionately referred to Terry as “Crum,” and whom he often whisked away to eat ice cream and have adventures. Terry also leaves behind his mom Barbara Rawn, who he called weekly and loved to make laugh, as well as his six siblings, Tom (Donna) Rawn, Tonya (Lloyd) Marshall, Tamie Rawn, Tricia (Derron) Dulkoski, Tina (Barb) Harrison-Rawn, and Tim Rawn, and many beloved nieces and nephews, Jenna (Nick), Justin, Kelly (Brennan), Trevor, Connor, Travis, Tori, and Kaiden, whose sporting events, award ceremonies, and graduation parties he frequented as often as he could.
A service will be held in Terry’s honor on Saturday, February 11, at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church – South Campus (12008 Shadow Creek Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77584). On Friday, March 10, friends and family are invited to visit from 4-7 p.m. at the Canal Winchester High School, (300 Washington, St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110) with a celebration of life at 5:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Terry’s honor can be made to Second Baptist School Foundation (6410 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057) or the Canal Winchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame (300 Washington, St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110).
DONNA J. MCCOY – May 4, 1935 – January 24, 2023
Donna J. McCoy, 87, of Shreve, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at West View Healthy Living. She was Born May 4, 1935 in Wooster to the late Clement R. and Helen M. (Wolfe) Miller. On June 15, 1952 she married Clarence J. McCoy, and he preceded her in death August 16, 1994.
Donna had been a homemaker all her life. She was engaged in farming with her husband. They enjoyed showing cattle from the 1950’s to the 1990’s all over the country. In 1992 they were recognized at The Wayne County Fair for showing cattle over 60 consecutive years, and in 1993 received the Senior Buckeye Breeder Award, District 7, Holstein Club. They also received the Gold Award for 6 consecutive years from Milk Marketing Inc.
She was a member of Grace Church in Wooster, enjoyed euchre, and spending time with family; especially her grandchildren. Surviving is a daughter, Debbie A. McCoy; sons, Richard James McCoy, and Rick G. McCoy, 6 grandchildren, and a number of greatgrandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Margie Cornelius.
Family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 27 from 4:00-6:00pm at Schlabach Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00am Saturday, Jan. 28 at the funeral home, with Rev. Christopher P. Stewart officiating. Private family burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Family suggests memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. Online condolences may be shared with the family at SchlabachFH.com