The Coshocton County Beacon January 8, 2020 - Page 8

|  OBITUARIES Alice was the Ohio Young WEST CARLISLE- Alice Farm Wife of the Year in Melvina Sharples Moore 1970, an Ohio Woman of Ag- died Thursday, December riculture in 2014, and the first 26, 2019, at The Ohio State woman inducted into the University James Cancer Ohio Dairy Hall of Service. Hospital surrounded by her She is in the Ohio 4-H Alum- family. She was born July 25, ni Hall of Fame, received the 1935, near Tunnel Hill, Ohio Ohio 4-H Alumni award and to William “Fred” and Ethel was honored by the YW- McCurdy Sharples. She was CA-BPW as the Woman of raised on the farm along with Achievement in Agriculture. her four older siblings. The farm and family were Alice graduated from honored as the Ohio Century Warsaw High School in 1953, Moore Farm of the Year in 1993. where she was class presi- Alice remained active with dent. Before college Alice was Coshocton Co. HeadStart, Eastern Star, very involved in 4-H, band and other activ- River View Steering Committee, and the ities. She graduated from The Ohio State Coshocton Co. Genealogy Society. She University with a BS in Home Economics loved her Boxer, Zeke, and enjoyed feeding and Education. While at Ohio State, she her cats, fish and birds. Alice also enjoyed attended her first ever football game (and helping with the farm, mowing, reading, many more) in Ohio Stadium and became genealogy, and, of course, the Ohio State a lifelong fan. Two days after graduation Buckeyes. in June, 1957, she left for Sweden and spent Alice was always teaching and encour- six months as an exchange student living aging others to learn and excel. She had and working with farm families there as an influence on many, but especially her an IFYE. She later welcomed frequent children who loved her dearly. Her 3 chil- visits from her Swedish friends. In 1958, she began her first job as County Extension dren are all Ohio State graduates, and Alice loved to tell people that she and her kids Agent - Home Economics in Morgan Co., have a combined 7 degrees from THE Ohio Ohio. Alice later taught home economics State University. at Conesville HS and Coshocton HS. She Surviving are the three children: Nancy grew up a big Cleveland Indians fan and of Columbus, David of the farm, and Robert would go to games as often as she could. (Kelly) of Delaware, Ohio, and her grand- Her claim to fame was watching Bob Feller daughter, Madelyn “Maddie” Moore, who pitch a no-hitter. was the light of her life. She is also survived She married Charles “Edwin” Moore by her two sisters, Mary Reese and Dorothy on December 6, 1959 and immediately Lapp, both of Coshocton, and numerous became a vital part of Peach Hill Farms. nieces and nephews who were very import- In addition to raising sheep, apples and ant to her. peaches, the farm was the largest dairy In addition to her parents, Alice was farm in Coshocton Co. for several years. predeceased by her husband, Edwin, her Alice was the first woman elected to the brothers Russell and Robert Sharples (who board of directors of Milk Marketing, Inc., were killed within 2 weeks of each other and represented dairy farmers for nearly during WWII), two brothers-in-law, Rodney 20 years. She later served on the board Reese and Warren Lapp, and sister-in-law, of Dairy Farmers of America. Alice was Margaret “Peggy” Moore. She was also appointed by the US Sec. of Agriculture to predeceased by her mother- and father- the National Dairy Promotion & Research in-law, M. Beatrice and David S. Moore, Board for 4 terms, where she served as sec- retary, and was involved with the inception and a special aunt, Duna Moore Thomas. Alice worked hard to keep the memory of of the “GOT MILK” ad campaigns. As she her brothers alive and was proud that both got more involved in national dairy activ- enlisted after attending Ohio State - Russell ities Alice traveled extensively and visited having graduated from Ohio State before nearly all 50 states and Europe. enlisting. She was the first woman elected Coshoc- Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. ton Co. Commissioner in 1990. She suc- Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at the Fischer Funer- cessfully lobbied to get a Quality Farm and Fleet Store in Coshocton and to make US 36 al Home in Warsaw, with Pastor Ashley McMillan officiating. Burial followed in a four-lane highway. West Carlisle Cemetery. Calling hours were She was a 4-H advisor for more than 30 Thursday, Jan. 2nd from 4-7 p.m. at the years and continued to serve as an advisor funeral home, and also one hour prior to for the Junior Fair Dairy Show and “Kids service time on Friday. and Calves” classes at the Coshocton The family requests that in lieu of flowers, County Fair. Alice has served on the boards donations be made to the West Carlisle of Extension Advisory Endowment Com- Cemetery Association, Coshocton County mittee, 4-H Advisory, Farm Bureau and HeadStart or The James Cancer Hospital at KnoHoCo. She was also a volunteer EMT Ohio State. for the Warsaw EMS for ten years. 8 THE BEACON WEST LAFAYETTE - Robin L. Jones, 86, of West Lafay- ette passed away Saturday December 28, 2019 at his home. He was born in Pickaway County on June 23rd, 1933 to the late Lucille and Robin C. Jones. Robin retired from AEP after 34 years of service and was one of the original 60 workers who start- ed the Conesville power plant. Before starting his career Robin served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper. He was a member of the West Lafay- ette United Methodist Church and belonged the Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite, the Coshocton Elks Lodge and the Shriners. He also enjoyed hunt- ing and fishing in his spare time. Robin is survived by his loving wife Beverly of 64 years, his four children Sheryl (Fred) Barr, James Jones (Lisa) Jones, Robin (Kim) Jones, Dwane (Peg) Jones; grandchildren Nathan (Heather) Moore, Amy (Matt) Limburg, Daniel (Lindsey) Moore, Sarah Jones, James Jones, Michael (Amanda) Jones, Tam- mie (Matt) Hanna, Andy (Sierra) Jones, Jackie(Jus- tin) Alexander, and Sally Jones; 18 great-grandchil- dren and one brother Steven (Pam) Jones. Friends called at the Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 on Thursday January 2nd, 2020 from 5-7pm and one hour prior to the funeral service which was held Friday at 11am with Pastor Matthew Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be directed towards the West Lafayette United Methodist Church; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial is located at www.themillerfuneralhome.com. SAN ANTONIO, TX - Sharon Kay (Harsh) McCarter, age 72, San Antonio, TX formerly of Coshocton Ohio went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, December 26th, 2019. She was born in Minerva, Ohio, April 1, 1948 to John R Harsh Sr. and Harri- et Ramser. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Jeffrey B. McCarter, and daughter Wendy L. Badillo, husband Louis . She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Sarah, Priscilla, Hannah, Abigail as well as her brothers John Harsh and Rick Harsh and Sister Carol Barnes, stepbrother Doug, stepsisters Norma, Bridgett, Linda. Throughout her life she was an encourager and loved spending time with family, laughing and had a smile that would light up the room. McCarter She loved to cook, bake and sew and watching her granddaughters as they learned these gifts from her. She was an extremely strong woman who always spoke faith in any circumstance which was a bless- ing to all those lives she touched. She will be missed more than words can express. A service will be scheduled at a later date in San Antonio, TX. Read Obits online at www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com JANUARY 8, 2020