9/5/01

Omer Lynn Barry

Former Cottonwood resident and Korean War veteran, Omer Lynn Barry died Aug. 28 in Springfield Ill.

He was born Nov. 2, 1928 in Rosamond, Ill. to W. Merle and Bertha Kimball Barry. He was 72 years old.

Mr. Barry graduated from Rosamond High School in Illinois, worked as coal miner and belonged to the United Mine Workers Union.

He served as sergeant in the U.S. Army.

A service for Mr. Barry was held Aug. 31 in the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana, Ill.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Barry; three children Mike Barry and wife, Barb of Colorado, Delores Barry and husband, Matt Aleksiewicz of Cottonwood and James Barry of Prescott; four grandchildren, Amy Barry, Lora Daiber and husband, Mike, Andrew Barry and Ian Aleksiewicz; a sister, Louise Husman of Phoenix and two brothers, Norma Bradley and Lee Barry of Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pana Community Hospital Foundation or Carnegie-Schuyler Library.

Donald Carl Heiman

Cottonwood resident Donald Heiman died Aug. 31.

Born in Flint, Mich., Mr. Heiman was a toolmaker. He retried from General Motors in1991 after 38 years of service. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 651.

An avid computer user, Mr. Heiman enjoyed playing Internet games with players across the globe. While on the World Wide Web, he adopted the name "old goat."

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Norma; a son, Christopher and his wife Marcy of Scottsdale; a son, Michael and his fiancé Pam of Michigan; a daughter, Denise and her husband Rob of Michigan; four sisters-in-law, Mary Leonore Heiman, Jean Preslar, Gwen Hemingway and Ruth Ann Thrash; a mother-in-law, Vivian Ganje; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews six grandchildren, David, Danielle, Joshua, Erin Stephanie and Tony and many wonderful friends in Arizona and Michigan.

His parents, Carl and Leverna Heiman; a brother, Glen Heiman, and first wife Mary Jane Sheofsky preceded Mr. Heiman in death.

A memorial celebration of life is scheduled Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood.

Eric Roy Chappell

Cottonwood resident Eric Chappell died August 30.

He was born in London, England, March 22, 1914.

Mr. Chappell served in the British Armed Forces during World War II. He worked as a tool and die maker. He was a loving husband and devoted father.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Beryl Chappell and daughter Margie Chappell-Cullen of Lake Montezuma.

Private family services were held.

Memorial donations in Mr. Chappell's memory may be made to the Animal Aid Network, P.O. Box 1303. Clarkdale 86324.

Peter Stahl

Private family services were held for Camp Verde resident Peter Stahl.

Mr. Stahl died Aug. 28 at the age of 58.

He was born in Germany Oct. 11, 1942.

Mr. Stahl was a gaming inspector for Cliff Castle Casino.

A loving husband, grandfather and friend, he is remembered as a man whose counseling touched the lives of all his friends. He will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Stahl; three daughters, Terri Hernandez, Beckie Schad of Phoenix and Candice Stahl of Camp Verde; two sons, Herb Stahl of Nebraska and Jason Stahl of Camp Verde; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sedona Medical center for massage Therapy for Cancer patients, an account located at Wells Fargo Bank in Camp Verde.

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