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jo oldham

Josephine (Jo) Warner Mills Oldham
1913 - 2009
Jo Oldham, and her husband Clark, were founding members of the Reynoldsburg Truro Historical Society. Jo served as treasurer of the society for many years.

Jo Warner was born near Baltimore, Ohio and worked for the Warranteed Pharmaceutical Company. Jo married Herbert Mills for whom one of our elementary schools is named. She lost her husband, Herb, to cancer in 1960. She then became a bookkeeper for the Reynoldsburg schools.

In 1973, Jo married Clark Oldham. They enjoyed back road traveling in their motor home. Shortly after their 25th wedding anniversary, Clark passed away. Jo was a member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed baking, gardening and quilting. A bed of iris Jo had planted at the Historical Society was moved next to the new Storage Barn, to honor her service to the society.

stanley brann

Stanley Brann
1936 - 2008
Just a plain old farm boy from London, Ohio is how Stan would like to be remembered. Long time owner of J&S Primitives and Fred Country Antiques he also had booths at various Ohio antique malls. Stan loved dealing in old farm equipment of all kinds, particularly signage.

Stan set up the Agriculture Display at the new RTHS Heritage Center Museum. He never tired of talking about the "Good old days," and loved listening to WLW radio from Cincinnati. The Hamilton Road White Castle has lost their best coffee drinking customer.

rollie powell

Rollie Powell
April 13, 1934 - August 31, 2008
Never an untold story.

Rollie was the Dean of Truro Township history, especially of Brice, Ohio, which was founded by his family. He was active and instrumental in the Reynoldsburg Historical Society's creation and Heritage Center. Rollie was known as the guy with the sparkling truck, meticulous tools and passionate in everything he did.

bob bagent

Bob Bagent
January 16, 1931 - January 29, 2008
Bob was raised on the very lot where our Heritage Center is located and he was dedicated to the Historical Society to his last days.

His knowledge and guidance, in maintaining our facility, is irreplaceable. Bob never tired of giving his opinion about everything. He also loved the many hours he spent working with the Tomato Festival and pulling the Queen Float in parades.

ralph connell
Ralph Connell
1925 - 2007
Reynoldsburg legend and RTHS member Ralph Connell, passed away in his hardware store Monday morning, April 30th, 2007.

The original RTHS historical museum was above Ralph's store for over thirty years. His assistance to the society and unmatched knowledge of Reynoldsburg history, will be very much missed.