obit art 13 Gilbert R. Schoolcraft, 83, of 3069 Amsterdam Rd. SE, Scio, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Minerva Eldercare after a short illness. Born June 26, 1930 in Roane Co., W.Va. he was a son of the late Homer and Ada Perkins Schoolcraft.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step-brother Danise Perkins and sisters Garnet Byrd, Pat Smith, Emma Purcell and Opal Woodson.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Deborah Kellar officiating. Burial will follow in Hanover Methodist Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr. Suite E, Green, OH 44685.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.