Joined Hearts in Giving honors long-married Ohioans who share a commitment to volunteerism. Eligible couples have been married at least 40 years and at least one of the spouses must be age 60 or older. The 2013 Joined Hearts in Giving Award will be presented at a special ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse on May 24, 2013, in commemoration of Older Americans Month. Nomination information.
2013 Joined Hearts in Giving Honorees
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Greg and Margaret Butler, Dublin
40 years of marriage
From the earliest lessons her mother taught her about charity beginning at home, Margaret Butler has always believed we each have a responsibility to do what we can for another. She says, "Even though we didn't have a lot when I was growing up, my parents always instilled the attitude of responsibility of helping those less fortunate."
Greg and Margaret Butler were married in July, 1972. They met when she was dating his best friend. The two of them stayed in touch, began dating five years after they met, and they married a year and half after their first date. After his weekly bowling league night in December, 1971, when he took her home, Greg asked her what she was doing the last Saturday in July and that's how he proposed. Fortunately Margaret was not busy that particular Saturday and said "yes!" On their 40th anniversary, Greg surprised Margaret by giving her a new ring with her engagement diamond incorporated into it.
The Butlers have both served on the Board of Governors for the Dublin Foundation, though at different times. Additionally Greg served as the Board's Treasurer. Margaret has served many years on the committee for the Emerald Ball, The Dublin Foundation's primary fundraiser. Greg was a charter member of the Dublin AM Rotary Club; Margaret joined later and served as the group's president in 2006-07. Greg served as a Board Member and treasurer on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce. Margaret was member of the League Against Child Abuse Women's Board, was on the board of the Dublin Arts Council and served on Dublin's Child Care Task Force. In 1996, Margaret was honored with the Dublin Community Volunteer of the Year Award.
As their children grew older, the Butlers began delivering Meals-on-Wheels with LifeCare Alliance as a family project. "Volunteering is an example for our children - if they are blessed, they need to share it with others." On Sundays, the family delivered hot, nutritious meals to the homebound in the Dublin area. In addition to the meals, regular visits from familiar, friendly faces lifted the spirits of the meal recipients.
Pauli Tice, at LifeCare Alliance, nominated the Butlers for the Joined Hearts in Giving Award. "This couple's involvement in the community is outstanding; they are making an impact to help their community to be a better place to live. Their outreach to the homebound in the community shows they have joined their hearts in giving for many years. Their teamwork to involve the family in serving set a precedent that will continue through their children's service."
The Butlers' secret to a successful marriage is humor and a deep respect for one another. The children always used to say Dad is the boss at work and Mom is the boss at home, though since the children were raised, they work in the family business together. "Our motto was 'never stop dating'. When the children were young and money was tight, after we'd put them to bed on a Saturday evening, we would have a candlelight dinner for just the two of us," Margaret fondly reminisces. "We've always been each other's best friend. He is my family."
Greg sums it up, "She has the biggest heart in the world. She sets the stage and I follow her - it is very easy to do."
The Butlers have been in the dry cleaning business for 42 years, and have owned Dublin Cleaners for the past 31 years. They have raised three sons, Brian, Michael and Kyle, and have two grandchildren and two more on the way.
James and Mary McBride, Delta
58 years of marriage
Jim and Mary "Kay" McBride believed in a dream that belonged to a friend in the small town of Delta in Northwest Ohio: To establish the Open Door, a one-stop location to help low income residents with their basic needs. The McBrides became the founding members of an eight-person board that turned a former grocery store into a food pantry, thrift store, temporary housing (transitional center) and skills training center. The thrift store profits help support the non-profit entities.
Ten years later, this building also houses the local Habitat for Humanity office, a ladies counseling service, a YWCA office and an adult services volunteer organization. The McBrides continue as board members and volunteer at the food pantry and thrift store more than 25 hours a week. They help in any way to assist those walking through the doors each day. They are helping to plan for the next phase in the expansion of services.
The Open Door of Delta now includes the thrift store, a GED program, a Transitional Center for the homeless and life skill classes. The food pantry is known as Delta Community Outreach, and has expanded its services along with the stewardship of the McBrides to include help with rent and utilities, minor car repairs, gasoline purchases and prescription costs.
The McBrides insist that they share this Joined Hearts in Giving Award with the more than 70 volunteers who helped to foster and nurture this dream. They admit they enjoy the self-satisfaction, joy, tears, hugs, and helping people in the homeless shelter successfully transition out of it.
The McBrides have been married for 58 years. Jim and Kay double dated when they were in high school. He later visited her at the movie theater where she worked. When Jim was a sophomore in college they got married. About their long marriage, Kay says, "You have to have laughter, live independently but together, respect each other and have friends. Retirement was an adjustment, and we really enjoy working together in real estate with the young people, like we were involved with raising our sons."
Jim says of Kay, "She is very compassionate and will take money out of her own pocket to help others. And she'll do anything for anybody, especially for the children. We volunteer wherever there is a need." They support the Apple Dumpling Festival and the Chicken Festival through the Chamber of Commerce. Jim also is an amateur radio operator and assists during disasters and during Halloween to keep the trick-or-treaters safe.
The McBrides also are members of the Delta Chamber of Commerce and serve on their church boards. Jim and Kay have been volunteering with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for the past eight and a half years. Jim has achieved nearly 5,000 lifetime service hours, and Kay has over 8,200 hours on the books.
Kay comments on her better half, "Jim has the biggest, darn soft heart and loves doing anything with the kids, like working with Kids' Shopping Day," which the McBrides started up. During Christmas at the food pantry, the children of clients will come in and shop for their parents and their siblings. They wrap the presents right there for the children to give to their families on Christmas.
Raymond and Thelma Rivin, University Heights
63 years of marriage
Raymond and Thelma Rivin have been married for 63 years and have always made volunteering a central part of their lives together. Today, at ages 92 and 88, they still actively volunteer at Temple Emanu El in Orange Village, Ohio. Thelma offers administrative support in the office once a week, and Raymond serves as an usher at services. For many years, Ray and Thelma collated the temple's monthly bulletin for distribution to the members.
Both Thelma and Raymond have volunteered for many years at the Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA). Through JFSA, Thelma delivered Meals-on-Wheels for more than 30 years, and Raymond delivered meals for 15 years. Thelma continues to volunteer weekly at the JFSA office by offering support for Meals-on-Wheels and the Lifeline program. She services batteries and other equipment and pays home visits to clients to make sure the Lifeline systems are working properly.
Thelma recalls, "One time I was delivering Meals-on-Wheels, and her door was locked when it should have been open for me. I knew something was amiss and we called 911 and the social worker to take care of the problem. Thankfully we did, since the recipient fell and couldn't get up. Ray went and visited with her for a while, too."
The Rivins met just after the end of World War II, when she walked into his dry goods store. She made him wait two years by mutual agreement, and they got engaged after he proposed at a nice restaurant during dinner. When asked for their secret to a successful marriage, Thelma said, "He always agrees with me. But seriously, when we got married, the rabbi said, 'Each person is to give 90 percent and take 10 percent.' My husband is easy going and good natured. He's proud of me and it is good to be able to do what I do to be with people and help them."
Thelma's mother was involved in the PTA during the Great Depression and put together "helping baskets" for those who had less than what they had. Thelma says, "It's a good feeling to help somebody and gratifying to keep up the family tradition. My sister was delivering Meals-on-Wheels and asked me if I would assist her. My husband is a warm person and enjoys greeting people. That is how it all started."
Thelma and Raymond are recipients of Temple Emanu El's Max and Frieda Davis Tikkun Ha'Olam "Repair of the World" Award for a lifetime devoted to volunteering, as well as Outstanding Senior Volunteer honorable mention from Medical Mutual of Ohio. They also have been honored with the Emanu-El-ite of the Year Award from Temple Emanu El. Last year, Thelma was honored by JFSA with the Lois Zaas Volunteer of the Year Award.
They are truly joined as a couple in their dedication to helping others. They have been an inspiration to their family, friends and community.
Wayne and Jean Walton, Sycamore
63 years of marriage
Wayne and Jean Walton's marriage and their commitment to their community is an inspiration to others. Not only do they belong to numerous organizations, but they take active leadership roles. They have served for 20 years as co-chairs for the Sycamore Township One Fund Drive, and Jean was the first female President of Consistory of Sycamore United Church of Christ. Together and independently, they served on various boards from the County Fair, Hospital Board of Health, Lioness Club and the Mohawk 60 Plus Club.
As a result of their commitment to these organizations and others, they were named the 2006 Outstanding Senior Citizens of the Year for Wyandot County, "It's a great honor to be chosen and to represent the county," said Jean. "When we volunteer, it feels like we've done a service and helped the Sycamore community."
The Waltons have compiled, sold and delivered Lion's Club birthday and anniversary calendars for the last 53 years. These calendars list the names, birthdates and anniversaries of people from three community school districts. The Lion's Club produces 4,000 tri-city calendars. The Waltons help to call everyone and update the list each year.
While Wayne was overseas in the service during WWII, his brother asked Jean out on Wayne's behalf. At Christmastime in 1947, Wayne presented Jean with a box containing a cheap, dime-store ring. She opened it and said, "Oh, how pretty!" But, he was secretly concealing a real engagement ring, which he pulled out and used to propose under the Christmas tree.
The Waltons have instilled the values of volunteerism in their children. Their son, Rodney, nominated his parents for the Joined Hearts in Giving as a gesture of gratitude for the lessons they taught him. "Thank you, Mom and Dad for setting the standards of servant leadership."
Wayne served 53 years on the First National Bank of the Sycamore Bank Board of Directors, 20 years as a real estate broker and 12 years as a Sycamore Township Trustee. Jean spent 21 years on the Wyandot County Council on Aging and served six years as president. She also worked as bank teller for 10 years and at the Wyandot county Board of Elections for several years.
The Waltons feel that life has been good to them. They like to spend time at their mobile home in Port Clinton and relax. Jean reflects, "You have to learn to forgive each other, never go to bed mad and we are thankful for 63 years of married life."
Robert and Mary Reid Williamson, Madeira
58 years of marriage
Bob and Mary Williamson make things happen as volunteers in the Sycamore Senior Center Meals-on-Wheels program. They are scheduled to deliver meals one day a week, but Bob drops by each of the other four weekdays just to see if his help is needed. Some weeks, Bob and Mary deliver over fifty meals to homebound elders throughout northeastern Hamilton County. Older adults with limited access to transportation and mobility often are at higher risk for of hunger. Bob and Mary have a mission to help their neighbors remain safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible, and often will change their schedules to accommodate others' needs.
Bob and Mary met on a street corner in Germantown, Pennsylvania, while Bob was out on the town with his best friend. Bob's best friend whispered to him, "Tell her you are getting married next weekend. She'll be upset and cry on your shoulder; then you can ask her out on a date." She didn't end up crying on Bob's shoulder that night. But they did go out, and eventually got married. They have been married for 58 years and are the proud parents of five children, 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mary eventually got used to Bob's sense of humor.
Mary was a stay at home mom when she was raising their brood of five, and began volunteering at the children's schools, church and local festivals. While Bob was a Cub Scout leader, helped with little league baseball, the Jr. Chamber of Commerce and Demolay, a youth organization dedicated to teaching young men to be better persons and leaders. Bob was also a member of PNI 3 CLASS U.S. Naval reserve for 12 years, and a 20 year member of the American Legion. Once Bob retired from being a traveling salesman, he quickly became one of Sycamore Senior Center's most valued volunteers.
The Williamsons' generous commitment of service has had an enormous impact on Sycamore Senior Center's ability to provide over 300 meals a day, all with the help of volunteers. Bob and Mary provide comfort and companionship with each meal delivery. Despite all that they do, they are motivated by the belief that they can do more.
Of his wife, Bob says, "She is very much my co-pilot. We do Meals-on-Wheels once a week. I feel so good doing Meals-on-Wheels. Sometimes you are the only person someone sees all day. Some of these individuals are pretty lonely, so if there's something I can do for them..."
The two have had the pleasure of driving through most of our country, Caribbean cruises and going to the Ocean City, New Jersey shore, most every summer. They feel their secret to a successful marriage is give and take. "We argue a little, like everyone else," Mary said. To which, Bob replied, "Yes, Dear."
2012: H. Clark & June Armstrong of Cambridge; Charles "Chuck" & Shirley Berry of Zanesville; William & Barbara Burke of McDermott; Henry "Hank" & Maryann Burwinkel of Cincinnati; George "Pete" & Pauline Coburn of McDermott; Howard & Terri Daugherty of Bethel; Paul & Dolores Eicher of West Salem; Donald & E. Kay Johnson of Jefferson; Ellis & Sheila L. Mascareno of Holland; Jim & Cathie Neuhart of Caldwell; Stanford & Sheila Odesky of Toledo; Andy & Charlene Press of Solon; Raymond "Ray" & Florence "Flo" Rose of Wooster; Richard & Annette Rush of Grove City; Raymond & Bernadean Wagner of Heath; Del & Karol Wells of Lima; David & Lois Zoll of Fostoria
2011: Karl & Carol Blass of Lima; Richard & Beatrice Buchsieb of Cambridge; Norman & Margaret Cohn of Athens; Jim & Betty Douglas of Cincinnati; Victor & Becky French of Greenville; Ted & Sue Foster of Athens; Jack & Minnie Garabr&t of New Philadelphia; Dr. Robert & Emily Guion of Bowling Green; Norm & Ginger Hamm of Brunswick; Eugene & Lynn Hern of Enon; Donald & Carolyn Koehl of Blue Ash; Henry & Mary Lefeld of Saint Henry; John & Yvette Massey of Columbus; Vaughn & Joan Morral of Harpster; William & Elizabeth Muir of Cortl&; Harold & Margaret Pitts of Girard; Paul & Sharon Reiser of Portsmouth; James & Wilma Rockwell of Portsmouth; Maurice & Marianne Schwartz of South Russell; Robert & Margaret Tejral of Tallmadge; Walter & Carol Tylicki of Toledo; Robert & Faye Willeke of Mt. Gilead
2010: Stanley & Hope Adelstein of Pepper Pike; Urban & Dorothy Arbogast of Republic; C. Forrest "Woody" & Katie Amidon of Bellefontaine; Jeff & Denyce Babbitt of Lancaster; Arlan "Dain" & Virginia (Ginny) Lee Beemer of Reading; Allen & Elizabeth (Libby) Brokaw of Marietta; John "Jack" & Judy Burke of Avon Lake; Paul & Ramona Burkhart of New Bavaria; Hugh & Barb Cahall of Mt. Orab; JoAnn & John Covelli, Sr. of Sidney; Marvin & Marilyn Jacobs of Toledo; Bob & Lorraine Jurgensen of Worthington; Ronald & Mary Leeders of Louisville; Daniel & Mary Lehigh of Dover; Irving & Zerda Malkin of University Heights; Glenn & Catherine Maxwell, Sr. of Bellaire; A. Aaron & Charlene Miller of Beallsville; Earl & Betty Miller of Wheelersburg; Henry & Jean Schrader of Stow; Richard "Dick" & Cindy Sutton of Blanchester; Fred & Ethel Wolff of Mansfield; Jim & Marcia Yasinow of Lyndhurst
2009: Van & Diane Bates of Youngstown; Richard & Millie Bishop of Findlay; James & Josephine "Jo" Demboski of Mogadore; Dannie & Jane Devol of Logan; Chester & Elinor Dowden of West Liberty; John "Jack" & Helen Fix of Cincinnati; Dale & Betty Hedge of Cumberland; Chester "CJ" & Janice Hocker of Bradford; Clifford "Cliff" & Lillie Johnson of Warren; Earl & Lois Johnson of Dover; Quentin & Mary Knauer of Cambridge; Frank & Doris Laughlin of Hebron; Alex & Betty Lev of South Euclid; Jim & Charmaine McClellan of Maumee; Charles & Ghnelda McDougall of Rawson; Tom & Bonnie Menningen of Upper Sandusky; William & Regina Moore of Wilmington; Rev. James & Garnet Nuhfer of St. Marys; Richard & Dorothy Puffenberger of Tiffin; Tony & Darlene Quails of Woodsfield; Arlo "Bud" & Martha "Marty" Ragan of Centerville; Bob & Millie Ruck of Cincinnati; Vane & Barbara (deceased) Scott of Newcomerstown; Larry & Joyce Shong of Bidwell; Robert & Violet Stevens of Warren; James & Helen Stilson of Akron; Roger & Ruth Ann Stout of Fremont; John & Dorothy Stratton of Ashland; Tom & Martha Terry of Reynoldsburg; Cletus & Alice Vetter of Hicksville; Robert & Wanda Vigar of Barberton
2008: Richard & Mardelle Barrell of Republic; Cliff & Joyce Biddinger of Findlay; Gerald & Jean Boldt of Parma; Jack & Rose Casto of Marietta; Glen & Susie Cole of Crestline; Alfred & Ruth Fields of Beavercreek; Philip & Louise Friedman of Oxford; Ellis & Joyce Helge of Upper Sandusky; Roy & Pat Ickes of Middletown; Sidney & Mary Kelly of Waverly; Jim & Doris Leugers of Hamilton; Cecil & Kathryn Maxwell of Cardington; Murle & Kaye McLaughlin of Lake Milton; David & Maria Miller of Westerville; Malcolm & Jerry Pennell of Lakeview; Norm & Kay Rex of Ada; Elmo & Mary Smalley of West Portsmouth; Mitch & Nancy Toto of Belmont; Waldemar & Lillian Wirtz of Cleveland; Jack & Shirley Baer of Marion; Roland & Lenore Heine of Seven Hills; Lester & the late Mary Ann Huth of Tiffin; Alfred & Visitacion James of Cleveland; Leroy & Dorothy Marshall of Flushing; Robert & Betty Sorrell of Cincinnati
2007: Wade & Iris Baddeley of Alliance; William & Virginia Bauer of Lucas; Jerry & Carol Brown of Lima; Al & Zora Cimperman of Parma; Wayne & Vonda Dundon of Canal Fulton; Leo & Barbara Eldridge of Mansfield; Joseph & Lillian Franchuk of Chillicothe; James & Ann Gillard of Columbus; Bill & Stephanie Hasson of Parma; Floyd & June Hawk of Edison; Joseph & Helen Huda of Petersburg; James & Barbara Mackall of East Palestine; George & Frieda McCann of Springfield; Gail Raymond & Maxine McMurray of Conneaut; Dave & Peg Miskimen of Dover; Robert & Betty Morris of Beverly; Gene & Lois Muster of Gnadenhutten; Tom & Mary Myser of Marengo; Irvin & Ida Schwartz of Cincinnati; Dr. Bernard & Louise Shultz of Warren; Kenneth & Donna Smith of W. Alexandria; Melvin & Mildred Smith of W. Farmington; Gene & Mary Jane Stechschulte of Kalida; Ralph & Patricia Strickland of Waverly; Joseph & Marlene Vargo of Parma; Gerald & Gladys Von Stein of Nevada; Eugene & Gloria Yarger of Bellville; Ernest & Adele Zeitler of Columbiana
2006: John & Marie Bucher of Cincinnati; Clifton & Clara Danford of Ava; Dan & Sharon Daniels of Waverly; Donald & Jeanne Davis of Columbus; Howard & Lillian Divelbiss of Youngstown; William & Arden Farragher of Canfield; Carl & Clare Fleser of Waverly; David & June Harcum of Hide-A-Way Hills; Russell & Vivian Harmon of Dover; Larry & Suzie Latham of Columbus; Clarence & Willa Lumpkin of Columbus; Joseph & Doris Meyer of Cincinnati; Walter & Mary O'Connor of Marietta; Jerry & Gladys Ritchie of Alliance; Reuben & Dorothy Silver of Cleveland Heights; Dan & Donna Jean Smith of Racine; Richard & Jeanne Stevens of Cincinnati ; Keith & Elizabeth Stewart of Cincinnati; Arthur & Martha Swartz of Delaware; Earl & Jane Walther of Cincinnati
2005: Arnold & Alice Ayers of Euclid; Morris & Hilda Blatt of Mayfield Heights; Donald & Norma Boyd of Pickerington; William & JoAnne Carney of Poland of ; Paul & Marie Christman of Cambridge; Bill & Rose DeCapite of South Euclid Smith; John & Anna Decker of Tuscarawas; Andy & Lorene Devine of Toledo of ; Henry & Shirley Dodson of Kettering; Phillip & Patricia Hawk of Beavercreek; Clarence & Ruth Johnson of Caldwell; Philip & Irene Kelley of Galloway; Ray & Mildred Miller of Ross; Charles & Dorothy Myers of Youngstown; Victor & Ruth Petras of Parma Heights; Bill & Dorothy Ricer of Woodsfield; Simon & Arline Richlovsky of Parma; Jack & Sarah Roth of Cincinnati; Edward & Mary Shreve of Cincinnati; John & Marago Straus of Loveland; Kenneth & Dorothy Taylor of Aurora; John & Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Walker of Newark ; William & Alice Ward of Waverly
2004: Paul & Elsie Augustus of Miamisburg; Jean & Duane Bickford of Warren; Vierling & Marian Blum of Cincinnati; James P. & Lola Bruner of Monroe; Elmer & Jenny Cheh of Hiram; Frank & LaVonne Creamer of Washington CH; Raymond & Nora Lee Deere of Urbana; Andy & Lorainne Devine of Toledo of ; Vincent & Anne DiGeronimo of Niles; Don & Joanne Epstein of University Hts.; Robert & Ellen Howell of Flushing; Jack & Ruth Kaliski of Cincinnati; Charley & Marilyn Mayfield of Xenia; Jack & Natalie McClure of Cincinnati; James & Loretta McGuire of Franklin; John & Dorothy Montgomery of Zanesville; Joseph E. & Martha L. Parrish of Caldwell; Thomas & Margaret Ann Quinn of Zanesville; Delver & Betty Richards of Jackson; Gus & Carolyn Schmidt of Cincinnati; Karl & Margaret Schmidt of Lyndhurst; Donald & Sally Schrader of Carlisle; John Sr. & Marie Sheets of Toledo; Andrew G. & Emma J. Sigler of Wooster; Joseph W. & Betty Ann Skrha of Cleveland; Ronald & Jerry Shimer of Warren of ; Stan & Esther Sumergrad of Mansfield; Charles & Mary Washington of West Alexandria; Dale L. & Norma M. Wilhelm of Columbus; McCullough Jr. & Juanita Williams of Youngstown; Bill & Clara Williams of Youngstown; Eugene & Martha Woodworth of Youngstown; Sanford & Sally Ziff of Beachwood
2003: DeWaine & Patricia Ayotte of Columbus; John & Virginia Bamonte of Delta; Bill & Mary Ann Cusac of Troy; Bob & Jewell Evans of Gallipolis; Robert & Wanda Gottfried of Melmore; James & Betty Grissinger of Oregon of ; E. William & Elizabeth Hansen of Ashtabula; Raymond & Katherine Hurd of North Lima; Denver & Dorothy Kaiser of Barnesville; Russ & Mary Mossman of Coshocton; Joseph & Nancy Mudra of Lexington; Rev. E. Lee & Florence Neal of Geneva; John & Ann Page of Uhrichsville; Al & Mary Schuster of of Reading; Robert & Doris Shellhouse of Sycamore; John & Marjorie Steva of Waverly; Lee & Virginia Strawn of Akron; Ned & Edna Thorp of Reading; John & Emilie Wells of North Fairfield
2002: Harold & Norma Jean Bennett of Frankfort; Gerald & Wilda Boyer of Ashland; Carl & Betty Bussey of Grove City; Ralph & Hortense Cobey of Galion; Paul & Betty Dobrilovic of Kent; Bob & Jewell Evans of Gallipolis; Ted & Marge Evans of Wooster; Leo & Irene Fritz of Xenia; Eric & Annette Hattenbach of Cincinnati; Paul & Charlotte Johnson of Nelsonville; Merle & Joanne Kachenmeister of Toledo; James & Fern Kieffer of McClure; Robert & Bernice Knecht of Westerville; Howard & Norma Lewis of Cincinnati; Bruce & Joan May of Rutland; John (Jack) & Norma Jean Parke of Niles; Robert & Dottie Stahl of Van Wert; James & Lorna Stayton of Eldorado; Clarence & Betty Stoneburner of Cambridge; Ronald & Vivian Swensen of Cincinnati; Robert (Bob) & Jean Watson of North Lima; Hubert & Audrey Wheeler of Ashtabula; Jack & Glenna Wiltheiss of Perrysville; William & Sarah Zavarello of Youngstown
2001: Dale and Edna Anderson of Reynoldsburg; Jim and Sherry Bryen of Cambridge; G. Joseph and Mary A. Cocca of Fariborn; Stanley and Lucy Earwood of Gallipolis; Mendel and Frances Harmon of Youngstown; C. Raymond and Virginia Hevener of Youngstown; Joseph and Louine Hutchins of McConnelsville; Sidney and Shirley Jacobs of Canfield; Dr. Edgar and Lillian Kornhauser of Youngstown; Lincoln and Clotilda (Tillie) Lauch of Cincinnati; Don and Mary Leimenstoll of Powell; Henry and Clare Lokiec of Jefferson; Ed and Andi Merry of Zanesville; Billy and Estivaun Matthews of Gallipolis; Cecil and Maxwell Kathryn of Cardington; Ernest and Doris McAdams of Cincinnati; George and Frieda McCann of Sprinfield; Don and Alvera Robinson of Gallipolis; Ralph and Hazel Roush of West Union; Bob and Jean Rumpke of Cincinnati; Rev. Lonnie and Florence Simon of Campbell; James and Eileen Simon of Cincinnati; Dr. Richard and Helen Spitzer of Canton; Charles and Eleanor Talkie of Bethel; Robert and Jean Trott of Logan; Earl and Barbara Way of Dexter City; Stanley and Ruth Wimmers of Cincinnati
2000: Lymon & Charlene Alexander of Springfield; Vernon & Hilda Barnes of Batavia; Harry & Gladys Breen of Beachwood; Robert & Dorothy Bronson of Warren; Russell & Leona Bunker of Sidney; Angelo & Edna Candela of Ashtabula; Homer & Orpha Carmen of Bellaire; William & Olive Colich of Norwalk; John & Peggy Collins of Batavia; Stephen & Ethel De Oreo of Warren; John & Martha Dudding of Racine; Philip & Jean Dussing of Norwalk; Jack & Juanita Elston of Southington; John & Mary Flowers Jo of Lakewood; John & Jean Garner of Upper Sandusky; Elmer & Marge Gehringers of Reading; Wendell & Leah Grimm of Marietta; Eugene & Carolyn Harris of Jefferson; Gene & Etta Hoot of Toledo; Donald & Geraldine Hopson of Montgomery; Bob & Carol Horner of Kent; Louis & Betty Hughes of Marion; Glen & Helen Iossi of Toledo; Robert & Harriette Isler of Warren; Hayward & Betsy Jones of Dayton; Albert & Marie Karcher of Forest; James & Carole Kern of Delaware; Roy & Dorothy Kiracofe of Eaton; Ken & Rushie McAllister of Oak Hill; Robert "Mac" & Lois McDaniel of Hamilton; Richard & Beth Miller of Wooster; Dennis & Betty Morris of Marietta; Chester & Mary Neff of Portsmouth; Gene & Nancy Oswalt of Mansfield; Don & Marge Parsons of Richwood; Ralph & Myrtle Peters of Akron; Sylvester & Anne Pettaway of Toledo; Harry & Mary Reilmans of Reading; George & Ruth Rooks of Bethel; Paul & Lillian Sands of Athens; Everett & Stella Shank of Logan; Jim & Lavon Shields of Bay; Fred & Avaus Swain of Toledo; Jim & Beulah Taylor of Tiffin; Robert & Ruth Tipton of Ashland; Steve & Burline Tolliver of Otway; Bill & Clara Walsh of Mayfield Heights; Pat & Mildred Williams of Newark; Horner & Elizabeth Yutzy of Wauseon