Joseph Grace

Joseph E. Grace, 84, of Marion, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Heartland of Marion.

He was born April 10, 1928, in Ashland, Ohio, the son of Otto and Estella Marshell Grace. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a former circulation manager at The Madison Courier. He was a retired minister, serving at Osgood Nazarene Church. He was a member of the Kensington Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife Gloria High Dettra Grace; one daughter, Anita Graham of Fishers; eight sons, David Grace of Richwood, Ohio, Roger Grace of Grove City, Ohio, Mel Grace of Jackson, Mich., Tom Grace of Westport, Ky., Steve Grace of Texas City, Texas, Samuel Dettra of Merrit Island, Fla., Peter Dettra of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and Timothy Dettra of Marion, Ohio; one sister, Karen Lobdell of Delaware, Ohio; one brother, Larry Grace of Puyallup, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Griffith Grace, whom he married July 4, 1948; his parents; and his step mother, Ann.

A graveside service and burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Cemetery in Marion County, Ohio.

Friends may call at Boyd-Born Funeral Home in Marion, Ohio, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kensington Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kensington Church of the Nazarene, 369 Kensington Place, Marion, OH 43302 or to Gideon International Bibles.

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Jackson Richmond

Jackson Keith "Jack" Richmond, 79, of Cocoa, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence.

He was born May 24, 1933, in Jefferson County, the son of Orville and Helen Borcherding Richmond. He graduated from Hanover High School in 1951 and worked at the Charlestown Powder Plant until he was drafted into the Army. He lived most of his life in the New Albany area and worked at United Distillery before retiring in 1998. He was a member of Hanover United Methodist Church. For the past several years, he and his wife have lived in their retirement home in Cocoa, Fla. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and AmVets. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three step children, Michael Henry, Steven Henry and Mari Ann Henry; two sisters, Leah Richmond Nelson of Lexington and Beverly Richmond Robbins of Hanover; five step granddaughters; two step grandsons; five step great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jamie Lynn, who died in 1960; one step daughter, Debbie Henry; his parents; one brother, Rodney William Richmond, who died in 2011; and one sister, Joanne Richmond Sullivan, who died in 2011.

A celebration of life service was Jan. 12 in Florida. Cremation was chosen with interment at Bushnell Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., and Barnes Community Cemetery in Nabb. A graveside service will be at Barnes Community Cemetery at a later date.

Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of local arrangements.

Charles Schlereth

Charles Cooper Schlereth, 74, of Midland, Mich., formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

He was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Madison, the son of Cooper and Gertrude Wolf Schlereth. He graduated from Madison High School in 1956 and attended Wabash College before transferring to Mexico City College, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and English in 1959. He then received his master of arts degree in Latin American history from the Universidad Interamericana in Saltillo, Mexico in 1962. He also studied linguistics and Quechua at the Universidad Central in Quito, Ecuador. He taught Spanish in Indiana and Illinois high schools prior to moving to Midland, Mich., where he taught English and acted as foreign student advisor at Northwood University. It was during this time that he formed Charles Schlereth & Associates Inc., the first company in the United States devoted to the sale of foreign travel to high school and college groups. During that time, he spent three to four months each year in Mexico managing his company. In the 1980s he worked for seven years as a character actor and extra in movies in Mexico. His first screen appearance came in 1981 in scenes with Jack Lemmon in "Missing." That was followed by small roles in two other American and numerous Mexican and foreign films. After the sale of his company in 1994 he wrote a Spanish historical/cultural calendar which appeared in the Miami Herald under the title "Today in History" or "Hoy en la historia." He returned to the classroom in 1999 and taught for several years as an adjunct professor of Spanish at Delta College and Davenport University. He enjoyed traveling and visiting his sons and grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Sari Arias Schlereth, whom he married by civil law Dec. 30, 1959 and in the Catholic church April 18, 1960; three sons, Greg Schlereth, Charles Schlereth and Marc Schlereth, all of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; and several other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Anna.

A funeral will be held at a later date at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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Kimberly Stoner

Kimberly Jean Stoner, 52, of Madison, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her parents' residence in Lexington.

She was born Aug. 3, 1960, in Carrollton, Ky., the daughter of David Larry and Martha Scott Knox. She was a 1979 graduate of Southwestern High School. She was disabled. She enjoyed animals, fishing and being outdoors. She also enjoyed helping others and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Billie Jean Stoner of Madison; two sons, Travis Stoner of New Washington and Christopher Stoner of Madison; her parents, Russell and Martha Scott Light of Lexington; two sisters, Kelleen J. Brannon and Hallie Knox, both of Madison; two brothers, Ty Knox of Pennsylvania and Josh Knox of Madison; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Larry Knox.

A memorial visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vail-Holt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Humane Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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This is a corrected version of an obituary published Tuesday. It corrects the first name of surviving sister Hallie Knox.