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Lallathin, Wanda G. Lallathin
Grisell Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, February 11, 2008
Lallathin, Wanda G., age 89, of State Route 78, Woodsfield, died Sunday, February 10, 2008 at home.
She was born February 24, 1918 in Antioch, Ohio, the daughter of the late David J. and Abbie Eckleberry States.
She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Clarington, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald G. Lallathin, two sisters Eileen Piatt and Leada States and a brother Walter States.
Survivors include a daughter Shirley (James) Pfalzgraf of Clarington, two sons David (Sara) Lallathin of Akron, Ohio and Ralph Graydon (Brenda) Lallathin of Malaga, Ohio, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00am until the time of service at 1:00pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington with Rev. William Moran officiating. Interment in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Lance, Zachary David Lance

Toothman Obituaries, Jacobsburg, Ohio, dated, December 10, 2008

Lance, Zachary David, age 22, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at his home.

He was born on December 17, 1985 in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of David W. Lance and Lynette D. Graham Lance.

Zachary was a former employee of the Sound Source in New Martinsville, WVa. He was a 2004 graduate of River High School in Hannibal, Ohio and a 2005 graduate of Wyotech in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. He attended the Church of Christ in Powhatan Point. Zachary loved cars, auto racing and four wheelers.

He was preceded in death by maternal great grandparents, Fred and Minnie VanDyne; and paternal great grandmother, Ethel Lance.

Surviving are his parents, David and Lynette Graham Lance of Powhatan Point; a sister, Erin Renee Lance of the home; maternal grandparents, George and Juanita Graham of Powhatan Point; paternal grandparents, William J. and Josephine Lance of Woodsfield; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg where services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Jeff Gallaher officiating. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan Vol. Fire Dept.

 

Landefeld, Blanche A. Landefeld nee Vance

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 22, 2008

Blanche A. Landefeld, age 86 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday April 21, 2008 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 10, 1922 at Stafford, Ohio a daughter of the late Harry Vance & Edith Thompson Vance.

She graduated from Elk Rural High School, was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ Lewisville, Ohio.

Preceded in death by her husband: Rodney C. Landefeld - 1978, whom she married in June 1949, 1 brother: Boyd H. Vance, an infant grandson and one step grandson, Mark Secrest.

She is survived by a son: Dale B. (Teresa) Landefeld - Barnesville, Ohio, 1 daughter: Donna (Dave) Secrest - Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 grandson Zachery C. Landefeld - Delaware, Ohio, 2 step grandsons, 3 step-granddaughters, Nephew: Stephen Vance - Hilliard, Ohio, Cousin: Mark Daniels - Stafford, Ohio, sister-in-law: Loucetta Johnson - Somerton, Ohio.

Friends and family will be received from 4 -9 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday April 25, 2008 with Rusty Atkinson officiating. Interment in the Miltonsburg Cemetery Miltonsburg, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or the Activity Dept. at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehab Center

 

Landefeld, Juanita Landefeld nee Clift

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 18, 2008

Juanita Landefeld age 94 formerly of Miltonsburg and Somerton Ohio died Friday April 18, 2008 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 13, 1913 in Belmont County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Oliver R. Clift and Maude F. Knox Clift.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Landefeld, 1 daughter, Linda Landefeld, twin grandsons; Gerald William and Charles Marvin Hossman, 4 brothers; Everett, William, Ernest, and Oliver Jr. Clift and 1 sister, Florence Alice Carpenter.

She is survived by her daughter Darlene (Ron) Thornberry of Somerton,

Ohio, 3 grandchildren; Darla (Jerry) Hossman of Malaga, Wendi (Jeff) Miller of Somerton, Traci (Dave) Carpenter of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 6 great grandchildren; Jeremi (Nicole) Hossman of Wilson, Ohio, Joshua Hossman of Malaga, Jonny Miller of Somerton, Jenna Miller of Somerton, Darby Hossman of Malaga, Dagan Hossman of Malaga, 1 sister Leanna Riemenschneider of Woodsfield and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday April 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the Bauer

Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday with Brother Richard Steel officiating.

Interment will be in the Miltonsburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jerusalem Church of Christ, Somerton Church of Christ,

and Somerton Township Community Park. www.bauerturner.com

 

Lane, Mary Eileen Lane, nee Cunningham

Source: MorningJournal.com; 14 Mar 2008

        AMHERST -- Mary Eileen Lane (nee Cunningham), 64, of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at her home following a three-year illness.

        She was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Lower Salem, Noble County, where she was raised. She had made her home in Amherst for the last 48 years. Mary was a dedicated grandmother, mother and a dear sister. She was a hairdresser and owner of The Hair Lane beauty shop for over 33 years where she took great joy in caring for her clients who she thought of as family and often visited and cared for them at their home once they were unable to come to her. Mary loved spending time on the lake and NASCAR racing, but most of all being a grandmother.

        Survivors include her son, Rick Lane, and his wife, Christine, both of Amherst; her daughter, Robin Price, and her husband, John, both of Wakeman; her grandchildren Adam Lane, Emily Lane, Gabe Price, Abbe Price, Wyatt Price and Greta Price; her brothers Roy Cunningham, and his wife, Millie, both of Elyria, Bill Cunningham, and his wife, Patty, both of Calif., and Duane Cunningham, of Ga.; her sisters Ellen Best, and her husband, Joe, and Kaye Fouss, and her husband, Tom, both of Marrietta; numerous nieces and nephews and her special friend Charlie Short.

        She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest "Dick" Roy Cunningham, on June 24, 1974, and Dorothy M. Cunningham (nee Parks), on June 19, 1990.

        Friends may call Friday, March 14, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Carson Fraley, pastor of North Lake Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Crownhill Cemetery, Amherst.

Online condolences and additional information are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.

 

Lang, Phillip Eugene Lang

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 2, 2008

LANG, Phillip Eugene, 71, formerly of Barnesville, Ohio, died Friday, June 20, 2008, in Florida.

He was born March 13, 1937, in Indiana, Pa., son of the late George W. Lang and Dora E. Hinton.

Mr. Lang was a retired employee of Barnesville Hospital; and was a retired foster parent.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Lang of Barnesville; children, Phyllis Lang, Phillip Lang, Jr., and Cheryl Lang all of Indiana, Pa., Carol Jones of

Graysville, Ohio, Kathy Bish and Kenny Bish of Indiana, Pa.; brother, George (Sue) Lang Jr. of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Clarissa (Bob) Harsh of Florida

and Bonnie Wesselmann of California; and several foster children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Batesville Cemetery, Sunday, July 6, 2008, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jack Palmer officiating.

The Campbell-Plumly- Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences online at www.campbellplumlymilburnfuneralhome.com

 

Largent, Eleanor F. Largent nee McGlothin

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 25, 2008

Eleanor F. Largent age 82 of Akron Ohio formerly of Monroe County Ohio went home to be with the lord January 24, 2008.

Eleanor was a kind and generous woman who worked heard her whole life to provide for those she cared about.

She will be missed by her friends and family. A native of West Virginia, Eleanor retired from the Edwin Shaw Hospital Dietary Department after 15 years service and was an active member of the Church.

Preceded in death by her parents, Scott and Grace Haverty McGlothin, Husband William Webb and daughter Karen Craigo.

She is survived by son Scott (Adele) Webb of Wadsworth, daughter Janice Webb of Akron, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received 2 p.m. until time of funeral service

at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Chapel 788 Kenmore Blvd. Akron, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio 11:30 a.m. Tuesday January 29, 2008.

Local arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Lashley, Gary E. Lashley

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, May 12, 2008

Lashley, Gary E., 59, of Cochran Hill Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. He was born March 26, 1949 in Barnesville, Ohio.

Gary was a coal miner with Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio and a Protestant by faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Lashley, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Schuster Lashley; three children, Tammy Baters of Rio Grande, Ohio, Gary "Vance" (Cyndi) Lashley of Battle Ground, IN, and Heather (Ed) Mars of Clarington; his mother, Dorothy (Gordy) Beck of Clarington; a brother, Warren "Howie" (Linda) Lashley of Lillington, NC; a sister, Angie (Jimmy) Moeller of Clarington; five grandchildren, Cory Baters of West Lafayette, IN, Codey Baters of Clarington, Kyle Lashley of Battle Ground, and Justin Cecil and Kacy Cecil, both of Clarington.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 607 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750.

 

Lawrence, Paul A. Lawrence

Source:  brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com;  August 2008

July 13, 1964 - August 24, 2008

       A funeral service for Paul A. Lawrence, 44, of Newark, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Walter Bruah officiating.

       Paul passed away August 24, 2008, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born July 13, 1964, in Newark, to Mary (Shaffer) Lawrence and to the late Frederick Lawrence.

       In addition to his mother, Mary (Shaffer) Lawrence of Newark, he is survived by his siblings, Wayne (LouAnn) Lawrence, Helen Lawrence, Charles (Jane) Lawrence, and Thomas (Beth) Lawrence all of Newark, Robert (Tami) Lawrence of Frazeysburg, and Linda (Floyd) Allen of Heath; six nieces and two nephews.

        In addition to his father Frederick Lawrence, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Oleta Lawrence and Cora Pfouts, and a nephew, Brendan Lawrence.

        Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

        In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Paul, C/O Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.

        To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.

 

Leasure, Charles Leasure

Grisell Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, October 29, 2008

Leasure, Charles "Jack", 76, of County Road 58, New Matamoras, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

He was born November 10, 1931 in Monroe County, Ohio, the son of the late Okey and Marie Merckle Leasure.

He was a self-employed timber cutter; a member of VFW Post #9930 in Duffy, Ohio; and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Kinney Leasure; a brother, Clifford Leasure; and a son, Charles "Jackie" Leasure.

Survivors include three daughters, Michele (Allen) Fisher of Cedarville, WV; Nancy Leasure and her son, Nathan, and Elizabeth Leasure, all of New Matamoras; two sons, Kenneth Leasure and Gregg Leasure, also of New Matamoras; a brother, Clarence (Sharon) Leasure of Sardis, Ohio; a sister, Betty Weimer of Zanesville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 11am until time of funeral service at 1:00pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post 760, Hannibal, Ohio.

Interment in Locust Grove Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.

 

Leasure, Opal Juanita Leasure nee Clark

McVay-Perkins Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, May 25, 2008

Opal Juanita Leasure, age 86, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge, Ohio. She was born October 13, 1921, in Noble County, Ohio, daughter of the late Little Zedrick and Rosa Belle Bates Clark. 

She was employed at the former Caldwell Produce, the Shenandoah Egg Factory, and the Noble County Home.

She was a beloved mother and homemaker who enjoyed quilting, cooking, pie baking, and canning.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Edward Leasure; three daughters, Helen, Betty and Teresa Leasure; two sons, Robert and John Leasure; one sister, Mary LuCinda Anderson; one brother, John Jacob Clark; and two grandchildren, Donna Smith and Danny Leasure.

Surviving are three daughters, Margaret (Robert) Rossiter of Pleasant City, Patty (Clyde) Ball of Sarahsville and Brenda (Robert) Hannum of Pleasant City; one son, Marcus Leroy (Martha) Leasure of Akron; five brothers, Delbert B. (Nellie) Clark of Caldwell, James R. (Nancy) Clark of Caldwell, Zedrick J. (Kay) Clark of Senecaville, Joseph E. (Nancy) Clark of Pleasant City and William C. (Marianne) Clark of Belle Valley; one sister, Rosa Belle (Paul) King of Caldwell; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Tuesday, May 27, 2008, from 2-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 1PM with Pastor Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Village View Cemetery in Sarahsville, Ohio

 

Lemasters, Amos James "Jim" LeMasters

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 11, 2008

LeMASTERS, Amos James "Jim," 74, of Shadyside, Ohio, formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W,Va. Jim was born December 30, 1933, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Amos and Effie Decker LeMasters.

He was retired from the former Mobay Corporation, New Martinsville, W.Va.; a member of St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, Ohio; and was a Korean War Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Ann LeMasters; a brother, Ronald LeMasters; and a sister, Geraldine LeMasters.

Surviving is his wife, Nancy Greenwood LeMasters; a son, James A. LeMasters of Shadyside; a daughter, Tammy Gross and her husband, Steve, of Bridgeport, Ohio; a brother, Delbert (Jo Ann) LeMasters of Woodsfield, Ohio; three grandchildren, Amber Schramm, Nathan Gross and Zachary Gross; and two great-grandchildren, Riley and Joshua Kenny.

Family will receive friends at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th St., Bellaire, Saturday from 8:15 a.m. until time of

Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m., in St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, with

Monsignor Gene W. Mullett as celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio. Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Services at 9:05 a.m., in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Grade School.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www. altmeyer.com.

 

Lewis, Marianna K. Lewis nee Kelch

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, June 11, 2008

LEWIS, Marianna K., 85, of Columbus, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, at her residence in the The Village at Westerville.

She graduated from Ohio University and worked at The Ohio State University in the Department of Education.

Marianna was a supporter of the "Save the Manatee" program through the

Columbus Zoo and was active in Curtain Players; "Stitch and Bitch" group which made blankets for HIV babies; and a member of Maize Manor United Methodist Church.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Lewis of Columbus; parents, Barton and Virginia Kelch of Clarington, Ohio and brother, Earl D. Kelch of Columbus.

Marianna is survived by her children, Mary L. (Tim) Durkin of Shelby, Ohio and Jane (Peter) Anton of West Lorne, Ontario; grandson, Gregory A. (Katherine) Durkin of Hoboken, NJ; two great-granddaughters, Emma and Caroline; sister-in-law, Nancy Kelch of Columbus and a niece and nephew. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Rd., Columbus, OH 43224.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maize Manor United Methodist Church or Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 6505 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229.

Arrangements completed by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, Worthington, OH (614-885-4006)

 

Lewis, Tami Lewis nee Johnson

Grisell Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, November 20, 2008

Lewis, Tami, 45, of Rose Street, New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Sardis, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at OVMC, Wheeling, WV. She was born April 16, 1963 in New Martinsville.

She was an employee of Po Boy’s restaurant and a past employee of Choo Choo’s restaurant; and a former nurse’s aide with Panhandle Support Services.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Mason Johnson; and a sister, Tracy Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin Lewis; a son, Tommy Jones of North Carolina; two daughters, Samantha Jones of North Carolina and Ana Munday of Canton, Ohio; her father, Terril (Linda) Johnson of Clarington, Ohio; two brothers, Ted (Donna) Johnson and Trampas (Cis) Johnson, both of Clarington, Ohio; two step-daughters, Amber Buckridge of Canton, and Ashley Hagens of Ohio; five step-sons, A.J., Mason, Jason, and Chaz Lewis of Kentucky, and Doug Wheeler of Canton; and 15 grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00am until time of funeral service at 1:00pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, with Pastor Drew McPeek officiating.

Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grisell Funeral Home, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, WV 26155.

 

Lively, Harold P. Lively
Grisell Obituaries, New Martinsville, W. Va. dated, March 19, 2008
Lively, Harold P., age 82, of Wood Street, Sardis, Ohio, died Tuesday,
March 18, 2008
at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.He was born May 18, 1925 in Duffy, Ohio, the son of the late Lawrence Lewis and Myrtle Elizabeth (VanNess) Lively.
He was a retired operator of Ormet Corporation; a member of the Eagles #2302 in Woodsfield, Ohio; and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branches.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Nelson Lively and Gail Lively; and two sisters, Pat Penemonte and Clarabelle Litman.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Isabelle J. Lively; two
brothers, Lewis "Lew" Lively of New Martinsville, WV and Jim Lively of Buchannon, WV; a sister, Anna Ice of Friendly, WV; two sons, William Lively and Lenny Dean Lively, both of Louisville, KY; two daughters, Mary Louise Richards of Bethesda, Ohio and Linda Marie Chumley of Carlsbad, New Mexico; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-7pm at Grisell Funeral
Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00am.
Interment in Lantz Cemetery, Reader, WV.

 

Logston, Vera Viola nee Fankhauser

Harper Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, January 19, 2008

Vera Viola Fankhauser Logston, 90, Clarington, Ohio died Friday, January 18, 2008 in Wheeling Medical Park Hospital.  She was born May 10, 1917 in Clarington, a daughter of the late Harry and Viola Berkey Fankhauser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Logston, three sisters, Olive Kalnai, Emma Fankhauser, and Lila Mercer.

Vera had retired from the Switzerland of Ohio School District where she worked as a cook at River High School.  She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, Cain Ridge, Clarington, Ohio.

 Surviving are two sons, Richard Lee  Logston and his wife, Mary, of Jerusalem and Harry Keith Logston and his wife, Bonnie of Clarington; four grandchildren, Tom (Lori) Logston of Lewisville, Brian Logston of Columbus, Mike (Kim) Logston of St. Clairsville, and Amy Logston of Hershey, PA; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ada Fankhauser and Stella Forni. 

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM.  Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery, near Clarington.  Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Methodist Church and/or Zion Cemetery Association.

 

Long, Eleanor Long nee Smith

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 10, 2008

Eleanor “Midge” Long, 71, of Sardis, died Dec. 29, 2007, in Wetzel County Hospital. She was born Oct. 27, 1936 in New Martinsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late James P. and Myrtle E. Kimble Smith.

She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for 46 years. She was the lead singer of her country band and she sang on the WWVA Jamboree. She recorded a record which played on WSM Nashville and she turned down a recording contract because she didn’t want to leave her daughter, who was two years old at the time.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Gary Long; three children; Steve (Teresa) Long of Sardis, Bob (Jennifer) Long of Clarington, and Sara (Tom) Postalwait of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Chantel, Amanda, Kayla, Heath and Paige; six great-grandchildren: Alysha, Bryanna, Desting, Faith, Christian and Braedon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two aunts and five uncles.

Friends were received at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New Martinsville, on Jan. 1, 2008, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, 2008 with Branch President Joe Ingold officiating. Burial in Mt. Union Cemetery, Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Midge’s name to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001. Arrangements handled by Williams Funeral Home, 226 N. SR20, Pine Grove, W.Va.

 

Loy, Roger Phillip Loy  Sr.

Grisell Online Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, January 19, 2008

Loy, Roger Phillip Sr., 58, of State Route 7, New Matamoras, Ohio, died Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He was born August 1, 1949 in New Matamoras, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Swiger) Loy.

He was a truck mechanic and driver, a member of the Parr Hill Community Church, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Pearson; two sisters, Frances Fox and Judy Ward; a brother, Robert Loy; three nephews, Howard Beagle, Michael Paul Slonaker and Ricky Beagle; and a niece, Paula Loy.

Survivors include his wife, Judy (Osinski) Loy; five daughters, Mary (Eric) Schau of Cape Coral, FL, Tracy (Nick) Lamp of New Matamoras, Tiffany

(Virgil) Flipski of Streetsboro, Ohio, Matty Pearson of Cape Coral, and Sara Pearson of New Matamoras; two sons, Roger Jr. (Denise) Loy of New Matamoras and Aaron (Jess) Loy of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three brothers, Paul (Shelva) Loy of St. Marys, WV, Charles (Mary) Loy and Larry Loy, both of New Matamoras; five sisters, Genova (Harold) Beagle, Patty (Cecil) Beagle, Barbara (Roger) Wilcox, Phyllis (Steve) Ward and Frankie (Paul) Hendershot, all of New Matamoras; 18 grandchildren, 15 nieces, and 15 nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00am until time of funeral service at 1:00pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis with Pastor David Beaver officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parr Hill Community Church, 1125 Parr Hill Road, New Martinsville, WV.

 

Lucas, Barbara Rose Smith nee Rush

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 2008

Barbara Rose Smith Lucas, age 80 of Strasburg, Ohio died Monday April 28, 2008 at the Union Hospital Dover, Ohio. She was born September 30, 1927 in Muskingum County, Ohio a daughter of the late Samuel P. Rush & Rosa Iona Bonifield Rush.

She was a member of the Dover Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by her first husband: Russell Smith, and infant sister: Virginia, 1 brother: Damon, 2 grandchildren: Linda Lawson & Charles Mellott. 2 great-grandchildren: Keshia White and Emilio Lawson.

She is survived by 1 son: Russell (Patricia) Smith - East Sparta, Ohio, 2 daughters: Connie (Mike) Fernandez - Strasburg, Ohio, Estella (Gary) Johanning Canton, Ohio, 4 brothers: Sam Rush - Canton, Ohio, Virgil Rush - Quaker City, Ohio, Clifford Rush - Miltonsburg, Ohio, Paul Rush - Miltonsburg, Ohio,

5 sisters: Tillie Mareno - Woodsfield, Ohio, Elsie Baker - Woodsfield, Ohio, Hazel Petty - Brookpark, Ohio, Pauline Reed - Graysville, Ohio, Faye Parish - Woodlawn, Virginia, 2 grandchildren: Bethany Smith - Canton, Ohio, Dwain Smith - Uhrichsville, Ohio, 3 great grandchildren: Erika, Katherine, & Maddyson.

Friends received from 3 - 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Donald Thompson and Randy Chapman officiating. Interment in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Lucas, Helen Caldwell Lucas nee Boetticher

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 10, 2008

LUCAS, Helen Caldwell, 96 of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, W.Va. She was born December 20, 1911 in Powhatan Point, a daughter of the late Oscar and Nettie Dotta Boetticher.

Helen was a homemaker; and a member of the Powhatan United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Caldwell on July 5, 1944; her second  husband, George Lucas on November 5, 2007; one son, Eugene Caldwell; one brother, Paul Boetticher; and one sister, Charlotte Gibson.

Surviving are one daughter, Carole (Paul) Pittman of Valley Grove, W.Va.; one son, Albert (Joan) Caldwell of Jacobsburg, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Ann Caldwell of Jacobsburg; and one sister, Elaine Mock of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Powhatan United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with the Reverend F. Marian Glass and the Reverend Steve Smith officiating.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan United Methodist Church, 169 Main Street, Powhatan Point, OH 43942.  Share your thoughts and memories with Helen's family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Ludolph, Wilma Mae Ludolph nee Henthorn

Watters  Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 2008

Wilma Mae Ludolph, 81, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Sardis, Ohio) died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.

She was born in Hannibal, Ohio on April 13, 1927 a daughter of the late Erman and Georgianna Baker Henthorn.

Wilma was a homemaker a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Fly, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Maurice Henthorn; two sisters, Dorothy Cochran and Thelma Danver.

Surviving are her husband, Carl E. Ludolph; two daughters: Joyce Darlene (Ronald) Miller of Whipple, Ohio and Pamela Sue (Paul) Sparkman of Woodsfield, Ohio; three sons: Carl E. (Pat) Ludolph, Jr. of New Martinsville, West Virginia, Robert D. (Joyce) Ludolph of Wadsworth, Ohio and Randall J. (Patty) Ludolph of Sardis, Ohio; one brother: Gerald Henthorn of Wadsworth, Ohio; one sister: Betty Wilson of Newport, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2008. Friends will then be received at the Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Fly, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2008 with Pastor Jim Dickey and Rev. Charles Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mehrley Cemetery, Fly, Ohio.

 

Luikart, Robert M. Luikart  "Bob"

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, August 29, 2008

Luikart, Robert M. "Bob", 84, of Boston Hill Road, Sardis, Ohio, died Friday, August 29, 2008 at his home. He was born March 3, 1924 in Sardis, the son of the late Elmer John and Lydia Helena Huffman Luikart.

He was head boiler operator at the former Ohio Edison RE Burger Plant in Dilles Bottom, Ohio, with 30 years of service. He was a member of the

American Legion Post 760 in Hannibal, Ohio; a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII; and a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Eugene Luikart; and a sister, Helen Spear.

Survivors include a brother, Jim (Rose Ann) Luikart of Hannibal; three sisters, Lois Luikart and Faye Luikart, both of Sardis, and Judith (Walter) McIntire of Clarington, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Robert Spear of Hannibal; two sisters-in-law, Margie Luikart of Merrick, NY, and Marie Luikart of Clarington, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00am with Pastor Darla Schnegg officiating.

Interment in St. Johns Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio, where the American Legion Post 760 will conduct military graveside services.

 

Lund, Ralph Lund
Harper Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, March 15, 2008
Ralph Lund, 47, of Beallsville and formerly of Akron, Ohio died Friday, March 14, 2008 in Charlestown, Indiana as the result of an accident.  He was born July 13, 1960 in Akron, a son of Norman and Shirley Miller Lund.
He was an employee of Fishel Company and a Navy veteran.
Surviving in addition to his parents of Akron are three sisters, Norma Linder and her husband, Roger of North Canton, Lisa Hartz and her husband, Terik of Hudson, and Julie Taylor and her husband, Paul of Akron; a brother, Mark Lund of Hartville; nieces and nephews, Amanda, Ryan, Alex, and Amy Hartz and Paul Taylor; his cousin and best friend, Rick Albus and close friends, Bill and Amy Doughty, all of Beallsville; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors, too numerous to mention.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18th at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 PM with Pastor Paul Bloom officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by American Legion Post #768 of Beallsville.

 

Lynn, Eleanor “Elly Mae” Lynn nee Workman

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 18, 2008

Eleanor "Elly Mae" Lynn of Barnesville, Ohio, died Thursday July 17, 2008 at Wheeling Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Elmer N. and Mary Alice (Rankin) Workman. She was a retired CNA at Heartland Nursing Home in Lansing, Oh.

 A member of the Mt. Olivett United Methodist Church and Past

President of the Eagles Auxillary of Barnesville.

In addition to her Parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter Thomas Lynn, a son Thomas A. Lynn and a son-in-law Danny Anderson.

Surviving are 3 sons; David of Cleveland, Randall D. of Miltonsburg and John C. (Cindy) Lynn of Barnesville. 4 daughters; Rebecca (Dennis) Thompson of Barnesville, Deborah (Rolland) Drake of Zanesville, Catherine (Gary) Leasure of Summerfield ands Joan Anderson of Barnesville. A brother Donald (Rita) Workman of Hendrysburg. Many loving Grandchildren, Great Grandchidren, Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 and Saturday from 11am until time of service at 1pm at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio. Eagles Auxillary Service Friday 6:45pm at the Funeral Home.

 

Maine, Donald E. Maine

Grisell Obituaries, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated, October 10, 2008

Maine, Donald E., age 59 of Barnesville, formerly of New Martinsville died Thursday.

He was born July 31, 1949, the son of Janet Uselton and the late, Ray D. Maine.

He was a former coal miner; and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mari Ellen Maine.

In addition to his mother, survivors include two daughters, Athena Stillwagon of Barnesville, and Carrie Maine of Graysville; 4 grandchildren; 5 brothers; and 3 sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 3pm at Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville.

 

Maizlik, Eileen May Maizlik nee Bain

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 18, 2008

MAIZLIK, Eileen May Bain, 62, of Beallsville, Ohio, died Saturday, August 16, 2008, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born at Martins Ferry, Ohio, on February 3, 1946, a daughter of the late Helen Baudaillier Bain.

In addition to her mother, Eileen was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Covington; and a grandson, David W. Maizlik II; and is a Methodist by faith.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Ernest H. Maizlik Jr.; two sons, Ernest H. Maizlik III of Beallsville, and David W. Maizlik and his wife, Angela, of

Bridgeport, Ohio; a sister, Helen Sempkowski of Rayland, Ohio; four brothers, Lewis Bain and his wife, Katie, of Pleasant Grove, Ohio, James Bain and his wife, Delores, of Martins Ferry, Claude Covington and his wife, Sue, of Chicago, Ill., and Roger Covington and his wife, Debbie, of Tiltonsville, Ohio; and a former daughter- in-law, Monica Millard; a granddaughter, Brittany Maizlik; and three step- grandchildren, Amanda and Raven Bishop and Katie Nice.

Friends will be received Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Bridgeport, Ohio, where services will be

held Thursday, August 21, 2008, at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove. Online condolences may be expressed at wilsonfuneralhomes.com

 

Mallett, Bernard E. Mallett

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 4, 2008

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Bernard E. Mallett of Anaheim passed away peacefully Tuesday (July 1, 2008) in the home that he built in Anaheim surrounded by his family.

Bernard was pre-deceased by his wife, Janette; wife, Traude; and daughter, Doris.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy (Pete) Ciesielczyk of Canton, Ohio; his loving wife, Rosemarie; sons, Michael (Anya), and Thomas (Maria); stepsons, Edward and Henry (Dallas); daughters, Judy (Jack) and Susan; stepdaughter, Sylvia (Tom); grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeff, Shannon, Derek, Daniel, Stephanie, Jacqueline, Olya, Ralph, Buddy and Rose; and stepgrandchildren, Andrew, Amanda, Edward, and Christopher. He is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.

Bernard always loved his many nieces, nephews, his brother-in-law, Bob, and cousins in Marietta and Woodsfield, Ohio.

Born near Lewisville, Ohio, in 1922, Bernard served during World War II in the Navy. He moved to southern California in 1947 and began a long career in the building trades, with Klein Construction. Bernard loved his family, friends, relished good food, and loved to travel. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Masons, and of the Sutherland Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed.

 

Mancini, John “Chini” Baptist Mancini

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, November 5, 2008

MANCINI, John "Chini" Baptist, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, passed away on November 3, 2008. He was born June 4, 1929 to the late Amadio and Ginny Mancini.

Chini was retired from Ormet and entertained much of Powhatan by playing his beloved accordian at many family and friend functions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda Ward; his sisters, Dora Valo, Mary Behers, Florence Binni, Lil Bennington and his Pekinese,

SuzyBell.

Surviving are his brother, Floyd and his wife, Fio; his sister, Gina Jano; his daughters, Theresa Jeffers and her husband, Jeffrey, Judy Matusik and her husband, Dave, Pattie Meyer and her husband, Mike; six grandchildren, David Matusik and his wife, Aimee, Julie Wakulchik and her husband, Eddie, Jenny Brown and her husband, Ed, Mike Matusik and his wife, Amber, Shannon Sims and her husband, Jeremy, Sarah Frost and her husband, Timothy and 12

great-grand children, Chloe, Adam, Peyton, Camden, Kira, Ella, Maggie, Addie, Trent, Trey, Grace, Alivia and several nephews and nieces.

Honoring his wishes, there will be no funeral services, but family and friends are invited to a dinner in his honer [sic-honor] on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 4 p.m. in the Powhatan Masonic Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan American Legion, Saner Post, State Route 7, Powhatan Point, OH 43942 or the Belmont County Animal Shelter. Arrangements by the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, OH.

 

Mann, Floyd E. Mann

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 23, 2008

Floyd E. Mann, 85, of 207 Oaklawn Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday, June 23, 2008 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born at Malaga, Ohio on June 4, 1923 a son of the late Ross E. and Anna O. Goodwin Mann.

Floyd was a retired farmer, oil field worker, water well driller and insurance agent; attended the First Christian Church at Beallsville, Ohio, was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II and President of the Bush Cemetery Association, Malaga, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Roy E. Mann; a great granddaughter, Callie Mann; two brothers-in-law, Ed and Gene Randall.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Randall Mann whom he married on January 30, 1977; two daughters: Penny M. Baxter of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Nancy J. (Robert) Galasso of Georgetown, Kentucky; one son: Richard A. (Rosemary) Mann of Barnesville, Ohio; one step-son: Larry T. (Carol) Groves of Malaga, Ohio; three brothers-in-law: Jack (Inga) Randall of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Rex (Elaine) Randall of Laings, Ohio and Tom Randall of Somerton, Ohio; one sister-in-law: Louise Randall of Bridgeport, Ohio; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from to 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008 where

funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008 with Pastor Wayne Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio with military graveside services.

 

Marshall, Betty J. Marshall nee Bigley

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 24, 2008

Betty J. Marshall, 84, of 38836 T.R. 293 A., Lower Salem, Ohio died Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at the Harmar Place, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born near Marr, Ohio on September 7, 1924 a daughter of the late Wyly and Anna Knowlton Bigley.

She retired in 1986 as a cook from the Switzerland of Ohio School District in Monroe County, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. "Bun" Marshall on January 4, 1998; two sisters, Delores Weckbacher and Hazel Gardner; a brother, Preston Bigley; a daughter-in-law, Linda Marshall.

Surviving are two sons: Gary (Cora) Marshall of Lower Salem, Ohio and Chuck Marshall and his fiancé, Kathy Williams of Marietta, Ohio; three grandchildren: Rob (Amy) Marshall of Dublin, Ohio, Brent Marshall of Mountain City, Tennessee and Jodi (Chris) Boyd of Hilliard, Ohio; five great grandchildren: Layne and Leah Marshall, Jacob Marshall, Eli and Sam Boyd; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2008 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge

Cemetery near Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Center, c/o Irene Clift, 31001 Little Injun Rd., Lower Salem, Ohio 45745.

 

Martin, Lillie Mae Martin nee Bennett

Grisell Obituaries, New Martinsville, West Virginia, dated May 19, 2008

Martin, Lillie Mae Bennett, 84, of West Benjamin Drive, New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Proctor, WV, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. She was born November 21, 1923, the daughter of the late Jesse and Minerva Hawkins Bennett.

She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elmer Martin, in 1997; four sisters, and 3 brothers.

Survivors include three sons, John (Elsie) Martin and Robert Martin, both of Clarington, Ohio, and Gregory (Carol) Martin of Proctor; two daughters,

Jayne (Steve) Coulter of Heath, Ohio, and Betty (Greg) Musgrave of New Martinsville; 8 grandchildren, John Martin Jr. and David Hand, both of Little Rock, Ark, Michael Friend and Dawna (Adam) Richards, both of Heath, Keiser (Karen) McClain of Morgantown, WV, Anthony McClain of New Martinsville, Crystal (Ryan) Brown of Kentucky, and Tina Mason of SC; a sister, Sue Farmer of Follansbee, WV; 17 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11am until time of funeral service at 1:00pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville with Minister Ken Means officiating. Interment in Palmer Cemetery, Proctor, WV.

 

Martin, Nettie Alverna Martin nee Anderson

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 11, 2008

Nettie Alverna Anderson Martin, 101, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Sycamore Valley, Ohio) died Sunday, May 11, 2008 at the center.

She was born near Graysville, Ohio on December 14, 1906 a daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Hannah Elizabeth Sloan Anderson.

She was a graduate of the Monroe County Normal School and attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. Nettie was a retired school teacher having taught in various schools throughout Monroe and Noble Counties. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville, Ohio and was a member of the Monroe County Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Martin; one son, Zaile Martin; five sisters, Deliah Rinard, Daisy Weckbacher, Anna Frank, Georgia Anderson and Nellie Anderson; five brothers, Ora, Denver, Cars, Luther and George Hessie Anderson; a grandson, Steve Martin.

Surviving are one daughter: Nira (Bob) Burkhart of Sycamore Valley, Ohio;  daughter-in-law: Ellen Martin of Caldwell, Ohio; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008 with John Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Center, c/o Irene Clift, 31001 Little Injun Rd., Lower Salem, Ohio 45745, the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, c/o Willis Anderson, 38965 Church Rd., Graysville, Ohio 45734 or to the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Activity Fund, 37930 Airport Rd., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Masciarelli, Edna A. Masciarelli nee Kuhn

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 18, 2008

Edna A. Masciarelli, 102, of the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio (formerly of Lewisville, Ohio) died Monday, November 17, 2008 at the nursing home. She was born near Lewisville, Ohio on June 9, 1906 a daughter of the late Joseph and Justine Crock Kuhn.

She was a homemaker; a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, near Lewisville, Ohio; a former member of the Dopey Dozen Quilters Club; and was a very avid quilter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nick R. Masciarelli on April 8, 1970; one daughter Joanne Bishop and twin children, Jimmy and Julie Masciarelli; one brother, Leander Kuhn.

Surviving are three sons: Nick A. Masciarelli of Bellaire, Ohio, Tommy Masciarelli of Caldwell, Ohio and Bill (Patty) Masciarelli of Summerfield, Ohio; four daughters: Mary Davis of Caldwell, Ohio, Esther (Jim) Ristneo of Middletown, Ohio, Diane (Ronnie) Minosky of Caldwell, Ohio and Judy Biedenbach of Lewisville, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2008.

Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, near Lewisville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik and Rev. Fr. Chester Pabin as celebrants. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery near Lewisville, Ohio.

Vigil services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Matthey, Mary Jane Matthey nee Bailey
Grisell Obituaries, New Martinsville, Ohio, dated, February 11, 2008

Matthey, Mary Jane, 68, of Union Street, Hannibal, Ohio, died Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.

She was born May 11, 1939 in Salem, WV, the daughter of the late Herbert and Ada Ilene (Bunnell) Bailey.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Matthey; a son, Terry (Beverly Cain) Matthey of Mantua, Ohio; a daughter, Sherri (Scott) McCune of Hannibal; a brother, David Bailey of Salem, WV; a sister, Willi (Bob) Hill of Escondido, CA; a mother-in-law, Chleo Matthey of Hannibal; a brother-in-law, Melvin Matthey of Zanesville, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Cassie (Cory) Hammel of Fly, Ohio and Brianne McCune of Hannibal.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-7pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, WV where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00am with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Interment in Harter Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.

 

Mattox, James "Sonny" R. Mattox, Jr.

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 30 Oct 2008  [online]

        LANCASTER, Ohio - James "Sonny" R. Mattox Jr., 70, of Lancaster, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2008) at Altercare Valley View Nursing Home. He was a retired truck driver for Westside Coal Co. and a U.S. Navy veteran.

        He is survived by his daughters, Angie (Mark Middlemus) Foster of Amanda, Ohio, and Melissa (Rick) Stoughton of Carroll, Ohio; son, Andrew Lee (fiance, Beth) Mattox Sr. of Rushville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Russell (Mollie) Foster, Ryan (Kendall) Foster, Ralston (Emily) Foster, Joe Stoughton, Jacob Stoughton, Andrew L. Mattox Jr., Tiffany Mattox, Brandi Mattox, and Bill Mattox Jr.; great-grandchildren, Makayla Foster, Rylyn Foster, Ralston Foster Jr.; mother, Gladys Mattox of Lancaster, Ohio; brothers, Carl (Judy) Mattox of Logan, Ohio, and Ned (Vicki) Mattox of Lancaster, Ohio; sisters, Patsy (Ron) Kent of Florida, Donna (Stan) Purtee of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sharon (Jim) Davis of Lancaster, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

        He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte L. Mattox, in 2006; son, William Russell Mattox Sr.; father, James R. Mattox Sr.; sister, Marilyn Matthews; and infant brother, William R. Mattox.

        A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel and Crematory, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 with Pastor Dan Smith of Wildermuth Community Church officiating. Burial to follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Lancaster Veterans Burial Detail conducting military rites at the cemetery. Caring cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.

        Memorial gifts may be given to James Mattox Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Altercare Valley View Nursing Home, 5185 Lithopolis Road NW, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

 

Mauer, Joseph P. Mauer

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, May 15, 2008

MAURER, Joseph P., 75, of Beallsville, Ohio, formerly of Shadyside, Ohio, and Forest Heights, Md., died Monday, May 12, 2008, at his home. He was born July 30, 1932 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph Maurer and the late Lucille Accrocco Sanfilippo.

He was a retired operations manager for the Ram Custom Services, Inc. of Churchton, Md.

While living in Forest Heights, he served on the City Council from May 1994 to September 2001, the last few months as Council President. Joe graduated from Shadyside High School Class of 1951; was a member of the Beallsville United Methodist Church; VFW Post 5565 of Powhatan Point; and American Legion Post 768 of Beallsville. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. 

Surviving are his wife, Claire McVay Maurer, whom he married on September 3, 1954; one son, Edward Maurer of Lusby, Md.; a step-grandson, Nicholas Cappetta, serving in the US Navy; one sister, Brenda Maurer Hickson of Independence, Mo.; sister-in-law, Jean (Richard) Turner; brother-in-law, John (Tammy Lee) McVay, all of Beallsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tina Gallaher officiating.

Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point, Ohio, with Full Military Honors conducted by the VFW and American Legion. VFW and American Legion services will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beallsville United Methodist Church or the Valley Hospice of Rayland, Ohio. Share your thoughts and memories with Joe's family at www.altmeyer.com

 

Mayabb, Gabriell Mayabb

Miller, Kevin D. Miller

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 19, 2008

       Kevin D. Miller, 25, of Heath, died June 15, 2008, as a result of an auto accident. He was born Jan. 8, 1983 in Newark, a son of Gerald D. and Diana L. (Byers) of Heath.

       He was a member of the West End Church of Christ and an active member of the NA. He was employed by Goodwill Industries and Ponderosa Steakhouse.

       In addition to his parents, surviving are two sisters, Athena (Scott) Thompson of Newark, Amanda Miller of Heath; a brother, Nicholas Miller of Newark; paternal grandmother, Patricia Miller of Heath; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Darla (Jan) Pickett of Pomeroy; maternal great-grandmother, Estel Henthorn of Woodsfield; nephew, Hunter Thompson; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

       His special friend Gabriell “Gabby” Mayabb also died in the accident.

       Friends will be received June 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Newark Chalel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, Newark. Funeral service will be held June 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.vocfh.com

 

McCammon, Betty B. McCammon nee Ruble

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 15, 2008

Betty B. McCammon, 72, of 47036 State Route 800, Woodsfield, Ohio died Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born near Calais, Ohio on October 16, 1935 a daughter of the late Jacob and Freda Morris Ruble.

She was a former plastics worker and was co-owner of the B&N Bargain Barn at Woodsfield, Ohio. She was a member of the Lewisville Church of

Christ, Lewisville, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil McCammon of the home; two step-daughters: Lola and Vickie; four step-sons: Arthur McCammon of Barnesville, Ohio, Jeff McCammon of Florida, Loren McCammon of Woodsfield, Ohio and Paul McCammon of Barnesville, Ohio; several step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Jean and Ada Foust.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2008. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

McClarrinon, Mary Margaret McClarrinon, nee Koehler

Source:  The Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home; 8 Nov 2008

May 10, 1913 - November 05, 2008

Mary Margaret McClarrinon of Milan, IL, formerly of Moline, IL

        Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 09, 2008 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL

        Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2008 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 312 W. 1st St., Milan, IL

        Vigil Service: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 09, 2008 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL

        Mary Margaret McClarrinon, 95, of Milan, formerly of Moline, died Wednesday November 5, 2008 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

        Services are 10:00 a.m Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, IL. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, where a Christian wake service will be at 3:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated later.

        Mary was born May 10, 1913 in Milan, a daughter of John Koehler and Anna Schreiner Koehler. She first married Leonard Baker on August 10, 1935. She later married Ralph G. McClarrinon on November 11, 1967 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2000.

        In earlier years, Mary worked at Servus Rubber Co. and later for Birtman Electric. She later was an independent saleswoman for Niagara Therapy. For many years she was their top salesperson. She retired in 1993.

        She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling as a sales representative over the years. Following her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed participating in flea markets.

        Surviving are her children (and spouses), Catherine (Albert) Jochim, Milan; son, Earl J. (Debbie) Baker, Blaine, Wash.; stepdaughter Linda (James) Little, Eureka Springs, Ark.; grandchildren, Richard Jochim (Nida Dickemann), Michael (Carla) Jochim, Donna Jochim, Peggy (Ralph) Eckhardt, Ronald Jochim, Mark (Kimberly) Jochim, Patricia (Scott) Parker, Donald (Brenda) Baker, Jeff (Kimberly) Baker, Doug (Tracey) Baker, Jim (Linda) Baker, Diana (Mark) Critchlow, and Lance (Patty) Baker; 30 great grandchildren; sister, Katherine Hope, Davenport, IA; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

        Her parents, husband, Ralph, great granddaughter, Ashlynne Jochim, brothers, John, Herman, and Elmer “Boy” Koehler, and a sister, Helen Foss, preceded her in death.

 

McClellan, Robert Lee McClellan

Source:  as posted on findagrave.com [probably from the Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder]; March, 2008

        Robert Lee McClellan, 72, of Zanesville, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Genesis Extended Care & Rehab Center. He was born September 12, 1935, in Zanesville, a son of the late Kenneth and Frances Bussemer McClellan. He worked at Dutro Ford and then retired after 20 years of service as an Inspector for Armco. He was a US Army Veteran, a member of the American Rifle Association and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

        Surviving are his wife, Susan Lane McClellan, whom he married June 8, 1963, of the home; a daughter, Sarah (Ken) Stanchin of Zanesville; a son, Stephen Lane McClellan of Zanesville; a granddaughter, Laine Stanchin and a sister, Betty Taylor of New Concord, Ohio.

        Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill McClellan.

        No calling hours or services will be held. A caring cremation has taken place. Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville are entrusted with all arrangements.

 

McClellan, Willie F. McClellan

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 30, 2008

Willie F. McClellan, age 92 of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio died Saturday March 29, 2008 in the Scioto Retirement Community Columbus. He was born in Monroe, Tennessee September 20, 1915 a son of the late Leslie McClellan and Alice Borin McClellan.

He was a retired construction worker with the West Virginia Laborers Union, member of the First Baptist Church of Woodsfield, and lifetime member of the Brownhill Masonic Lodge in Tennessee.

Preceded in death by his wife: Mildred Rhea Boring McClellan, grandson: Randy McClellan, 2 son-in-laws: Clifford Downes and Bill Davis. 1 brother:

Eldon McClellan, 2 sisters: Dora McClellan, and Anna Moser and her husband Odas, 1 brother-in-law: V.O. Shadden. He is survived by 2 sons: Bill (Mary Kay) McClellan - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Rick (Tammy) McClellan – Grove City, Ohio, 3 daughters: Frankie Downes - Lincoln, Delaware, Pat (Larry) Strouse - Obetz, Ohio, Judy Davis - Columbus, Ohio, 1 sister: Lela Shadden - Englewood, Tennessee, 1 sister-in-law: Inez McClellan - Woodsfield, Ohio, 5 grandchildren: Ron McClellan, C.T. Downes, Sean McClellan, Austin McClellan, & Braden McClellan., 3 great grandchildren.

Friends received from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday April 2, 2008 with Pastor Tony Klinedinst officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Woodsfield, 114 N. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

McCoy, Bessie E. McCoy nee Stephen

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, December 20, 2008

McCOY, Bessie E., 92, of Smithfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2008, at her home. Bessie was born May 4, 1916 in Monroe County, daughter of the late Gilmore and Louise Carpenter Stephen.

Bessie previously worked at the Welday's Orchard in Smithfield; and retired from the Smithfield Elementary School as a Custodian.

She was a member of the Smithfield Christian Church; the Mingo Sportsman's Club; and the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Bessie loved gardening, raising her flowers; and she was an avid baker and cook.

In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Leland, who passed away in 1983; three sisters, Florence Farnsworth, Leota Adams and Pauline Carr; and one brother Clayton Stephen.

Bessie is survived by her three sons, Larry McCoy and Lamont (Esther) McCoy, all of Smithfield and Buddy McCoy of Dover, Ohio. Bessie is also survived by seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Bessie will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Smithfield.

Bessie's funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Wilford Simeral officiating.

Entombment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made in Bessie's memory to the Smithfield Christian Church, P.O. Box 172, Smithfield, OH 43948. www.jefosterfh.com

 

McCoy, Evelyn Marie McCoy

Hadley Online Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, May 8, 2008

Evelyn Marie (Patty) McCoy, 76, of New Matamoras died at her home at 3:15 A.M. Thursday May 8, 2008.

She was born on September 25, 1931 at Hartford, W.Va. On August 13, 1953 she married John Harvey McCoy Sr.

She is survived by two sons: James McCoy and his special friend Carol Smith of New Matamoras and Thomas McCoy of New Matamoras. Three daughters: Paula J. Thomas of New Matamoras, Sarah Kay (Loren) Cline of Mansfield, Ohio and Joyce (Donald) Zerkle of Hartford, W.Va. Seven grandchildren: Jasper J. Thomas, Amy S. and John R. Felter, Melissa M. and Amanda J. Cline and Stewart and James Zerkle. Two great grandchildren and one brother also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son John Harvey McCoy Jr., one daughter Mary J. Felter, and one son in law Roger William Thomas.

The body will be taken to the Ewing Funeral Home in Pomeroy who will conduct the funeral services at the chapel of the Letart Falls Cemetery on Monday May 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M.  Visitation will be held at the cemetery chapel from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery.Friends may call at the Hadley Funeral Home 700 Main St., New Matamoras, Ohio, on Saturday May 10, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.

Online condolences may be made at hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

McCune, Edward McCune
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 21, 2008
        Edward E. McCune, 60, of County House Lane, Marietta, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday (March 19, 2008) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
       He was born on Aug. 30, 1947, in Washington County, a son of John McCune and Armelia Jarrett McCune.

He was a graduate of Skyvue High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a manager for Pastime Lanes for 20 years and Fenton Art Glass for 15 years. Ed was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed bowling and watching westerns on television.
        On Nov. 21, 1970, Ed married Brenda Stoehr, who survives with one daughter, Melissa (Mike) Flesher of Williamstown. He is also survived by four sisters, Pauline Harmon, Elaine (Carroll) Coy, Alice (Jim) Schafer and Dora (Dave) Revels; and his brother-in-law, Robert Shankland.
       In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald McCune; and three sisters, Betty Shankland, Beulah Needs and Grace Revels.
       Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 22) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will be in Dalzell Cemetery with full military services. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. today until the hour of the service.
       Online condolences may be made to
ebox215-mccune@yahoo.com .

 

McFadden, Virginia L. McFadden nee Smith

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 31, 2008

Virginia Lucille McFadden, 86, New Matamoras, died Jan. 26, 2008 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1921 at Lebanon, Monroe County, a daughter of the late Everette William and Myrtle Amanda Griffin Smith.

She was a member of the Matamoras Church of Christ and VFW ladies auxiliary in New Matamoras. She graduated from Bethel High School in 1939.

Surviving are a son, William Wesley (Lynn C.) McFadden of Woodsfield; three daughters, Carolyn (James) Warren of Marietta, Geneva Hanel of New Matamoras, Susan (John K.) Schmidt of New Matamoras; 13 grandchildren, Rick (Carla) Hesson, Steve (Cindy) Hesson, Buddy Hanel, Patrick (Carol) Hanel, Eric (Tracey) McFadden, Jennifer Carney, Sherry (Brad) Nixon, Susie (Dave) Prickett, Jeff (Vanessa) Rice, Johnny (Janetta) Schmidt, Anna (Adam) Snyder, Tom (Bridget) Warren, Todd (Beckie) Warren; 23 great-grandchildren, Joshua Hesson, Derek Hesson, Brandon Hesson, Brandon Hesson, Stephanie Neville, Brandon Sparks, Tyson Warren, Zack Warren, Dylan Shingleton, Charlie Hanel, Brittany McFadden, Eric McFadden, Ryan McFadden, Madison Carney, Nick Jorris, Kyle Jorris, Curtis Nixon, Torey Prickett, Asia Prickett, J.D. Schmidt, Alyssa Snyder, Ethan Snyder; and six great-great- grandchildren, Emilee, Cailey, Olivia, Grant, Gavin and Paige.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Hobart McFadden, whom she married April 6, 1940. He died July 25, 1992; an infant son, Emerson; four sisters; and two brothers.

Friends were received Jan. 29 at Hadley Funeral Home Funeral services will be held Jan. 30, at 11 a.m., at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial will be in Creighton Ridge Cemetery.

 

McIntire, Charles Robert McIntire, Sr.

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 5, 2008 

Charles Robert McIntire Sr., age 69, of Clarington, Ohio died Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008 at his home. He was born in Monroe County Ohio March 5, 1939 a son of the late James McIntire and Alice Haslam McIntire Hugi.

He had worked at the Eastern Platting of Martins Ferry, Ohio and retired from the Mills Metal Finishing in Columbus, Ohio.

Preceded in death by 1 granddaughter: Faith McIntire, and 5 brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years: Carol Stewart McIntire - Clarington, Ohio, Charles (Terry) McIntire Jr. - Chester, West Virginia, James McIntire

Sr. - Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 sisters: Martha Highley - Weirton, West Virginia, Florence Mason - Whitehall, Ohio, 3 grandchildren: Alaynee, James Jr. and

Andrew Scott McIntire.

Friends received from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday November 8, 2008.  Interment in the Chapel Hill Cemetery near Clarington, Ohio.

 

McMillen, Margaret Lucille McMillen nee VanFossen

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 14, 2008

McMILLEN, Margaret Lucille, 83, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Barnesville Health Care Center.

She was born February 17, 1925, in Belmont County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Anson and Sara VanFossen.

Margaret retired from the former Burns Apparel of Barnesville; and was a member of the Bethesda South Main St. Church of Christ

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walden Lowell McMillen; sons, Stewart Mc Millen and Walden Lowell McMillen Jr.; a sister, Elsie Wilson; and brothers, Earl and Fred VanFossen.

Surviving are sons, Gary (Linda) McMillen and David (Mary) McMillen all of Barnesville; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald VanFossen of Barnesville.

Friends will be received Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held

Wednesday, 11 a.m.  Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

 

McVey, Delores Jane McVey nee Tomlin

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 10, 2008

GRAYSVILLE - Delores Jane McVey, 65, of Township 305, Graysville, passed away at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2008) at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. She was born on July 20, 1942, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of Samuel Tomlin and Susie McGinnis Tomlin.

She was a member of the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ and a homemaker.

On April 27, 1961, Delores married William N. McVey, who survives with two sons and two daughters, William N. (Denise) McVey of Plymouth, Ohio, Tracey Dean (Toni) McVey of Plymouth, Ohio, Deborah S. Cellentani (Glenn Jackson) of Crestline, Ohio, and Sandra L. (David) Stinchcomb of Shelby, Ohio. Also surviving are grandchildren, Shanon Cellentani, Cody Cellentani, Kristen McVey, Heather McVey, Samantha Hoak, Lindsay Hoak, Connor McVey, Bre Anna McVey, and Trace McVey; and her brothers, Roy Tomlin, and Henry Tomlin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Tomlin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Ridge

Church of Christ with Ron Rossiter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant

Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Friday. Family will be present from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and one hour before the service Saturday at the church.

 

McVicker, Clarice Bernadine McVicker nee Douglas

Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, December 28, 2008

QUAKER CITY -- Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Quaker City, for Clarice Bernadine McVicker, 77, of Cambridge, formerly of Batesville, who passed away Thursday (Dec. 25, 2008) at Victorian Oaks Assisted Living, Cambridge. The Rev. Myron Guiler will officiate the services with burial in the Friends Cemetery, Quaker City. Calling hours are Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 24, 1931, on a farm near Batesville, in Noble County, the daughter of the late Edgar and Edna (Watson) Douglas.

She was a graduate of Batesville High School, and enjoyed sewing and was an avid basketball fan. Now retired, Mrs. McVicker was a seamstress for 40 years. She was also a member of the Calais Church.

Survivors include four sons, William (Judy Watkins) McVicker of Byesville and Richard "Dick" McVicker, Kenneth (Vicki) McVicker and James (Janis) McVicker, all of Summerfield; one daughter, Sheila B. (Junior) Ackerman of Lewisville; one sister, Lois Bates; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Jean McVicker; one brother, Thomas Douglas; and one granddaughter, Krista Ackerman.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey.

 

Meade, Dewey Meade  "Duke"

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, May 29, 2008

Dewey "Duke" Meade, 71, of Miltonsburg, Ohio died Wednesday, May 8, 2008 at his home.  He was born September 4, 1936 in Washington County, Ohio, a son of the late Elza and Freda Lippencott Meade.

He was a retired lumber mill worker and he loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his parents, Dewey was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Meade and two sisters, Catherine Howard and Audrey Nelson.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Pittman Meade; his children, Cheryl Huntsman of Jerusalem, Larry (Debbie) Meade of Hanover, Tammy (Jeff) Hart of Macksburg, Tina Schultz (Dwayne Wine) of Byesville, Rick (Kelly) Meade of Seneca Lake, Brian (Heidi) Meade of Beallsville, Amy (Anthony) Clark of Barnesville, Virginia Meade (Jack Scholz) of Hannibal, Kristi (Jeff) Holiday of Creston, and Lowell Vanness of Somerton; 33 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Grace (Bud) Webb of London and Linda Johnson of Hebron; his best friend, Dean Slone of Hebron; his former wife, Wanda Meade of Beallsville; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends will be received Friday, May 30th from 6 to 9 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31st at 11:00 AM with Wayne Clark officiating.  Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Mehler, Margaret Alice Mehler

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 20, 2008

Margaret Alice Mehler, 60, of 219 Berkley Drive, Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West

Virginia. She was born at Woodsfield, Ohio on February 23, 1948 a daughter of the late Francis and Josephine Hughes Mehler.

She was a cook at the Hometown Restaurant, Woodsfield, Ohio and was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Greer and one brother, Bernard Mehler.

Surviving are one son: Mark (Melissa) Brown of Woodsfield, Ohio; two daughers: Tina Mehler and Lisa Mehler both of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother:

Harry (Doris) Mehler of Woodsfield, Ohio; one sister: Virginia (Robert) Boughter of Ashland, Ohio; five grandchildren: Kurtis Armstrong, Haley Brown, Alexis Brown, Melissa Mehler and Shawn Mehler.

There will be no visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Meloy, Marjorie I Meloy nee Parrish

Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, January 15, 2008

Marjorie I. Meloy, 92, of Cambridge, died early Monday morning (Jan. 14, 2008) at her home. She was born July 17, 1915, daughter of the late Pearly P. Parrish and Eva (Foster) Parrish.

Mrs. Meloy was a graduate of Brown High School. She retired in 1974 from the former State Hospital, where she served as secretary.

She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She worked for a short time at the Southeastern Med Gift Shop. She enjoyed traveling and crocheting.

She was a lifetime member of Unity Presbyterian Church and helped make the weekly bulletins for some time.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Gavin; brothers, Carol Parrish and Dale Parrish; sisters, Arlene Marzen and Bernita Roney; and nephews, Tom Parrish, Michael Roney and Rodney McDaniel.

She leaves her husband, William T. Meloy of Cambridge; sisters, Helen Stranges of St. Clairsville and Kathryn McDaniel of Cambridge; a

sister-in-law, Eva (Jones) Parrish of Lewisville; several nieces and

nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Scott-Specht Funeral Home, Cambridge, where services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Robert Millspaugh officiating.

Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Presbyterian Stainglass Window Fund, 130 N. Seventh St., Cambridge, OH 43725.

Personal condolences can be sent to the family at ww.scottfuneralhome.com.

 

Mercer, Ada M. Hawkins Mercer, nee Conner

Source:  The Intelligencer/Wheeling [West Virginia] News Register; 16 May 2008 [online]

        MERCER, Ada M. Hawkins, 93, of McMechen, W.Va., formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Forest Hills Care Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

        She was born October 20, 1914, in Glen Easton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles E. and Alice Fuller Conner.

        Mrs. Mercer was a retired employee of the former Bobbie Brooks Garment Factory, Bellaire, Ohio; and a member of the First Christian Church, McMechen, where she served as a past deaconess, organist, secretary, and a member of the UNI class.

        In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Hawkins; her second husband, Earl C. Mercer; a grandson, Michael, "Mickey" Phipps; and a sister, Velma Kelley.

        Surviving are a son, Charles (Connie) Hawkins of Glen Dale, W.Va.; a daughter, Karen Phipps of McMechen; three grandchildren, Sam (Ali) Phipps of Moon Township, Pa., Mark (Dana) Hawkins of Glen Dale, and Jill Hawkins of McMechen; three great-grandchildren, Zach and Courtney Phipps, and Ava Hawkins; a step-daughter-in-law, Patricia Mercer of Maine; and a niece, Shirlene (Ray) Workman.

        Friends received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 19, 2008, with the Rev. William Barger officiating.

        Interment in McMechen Cemetery.

        Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Mercer, Charles W. Mercer, Sr.

Source:   The Intelligencer / Wheeling [West Virginia] News-Register on line; posted 7 Jul 2008

        MERCER, Charles W. Sr., 85, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, July 5, 2008, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

        Born in Paden City, W.Va., on September 22, 1922, Charles was the son of the late Charles and Pearl B. Mercer.

        He was a retired employee of North American Coal Co.; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Charles was a member of the Moose Lodge; and Masonic Lodge Marshall Union No. 8.

        In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Kay Mercer; three brothers, Russell, Dale and Burl Mercer; seven sisters, Lillian Wright, Mary Goodrich, Opal Wetzel, Juanita West, Sada Wayson, Hilda Babich and Gail Roberts; and his companion, Juanita Blake.

       Surviving are two sons, Charles W. Mercer Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Moundsville, and Gerald Lee Mercer of Fla.; his daughter, Charlotte Helms of Moundsville; and one granddaughter, Rebecca Helms of Moundsville.

        Private services were held at the convenience of the family with interment at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.

        Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, W.Va.

        Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Merckle, Clyde Victor Merckle

Monroe Co. Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 2008

Clyde Victor Merckle, 92, died Jan. 1, 2008, at his home in Surprise, Arizona. He was born April 25, 1915 at Fly, a son of Samuel J. and Blanche Hissom Merckle. He married Margaret Evelyn Lehman, Dec. 28, 1936. She died June 2, 1971.

He was a retired drilling contractor for the D. R. Lauck Oil Company. He was a partner in 1956 of the Lauck Drilling Company. In 1978 he operated the Merckle Drilling Company, In 1987 Merckle built the wooden derrick for the Mid-American Oil and Gas Show at the Expo building.

He moved to Arizona in 2002 coming from Great Bend, Kansas.

Surviving are his daughter, Karen Clarke of Surprise, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Merckle.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, BPOE, all Masonic bodies, ISIS Temple, Salina Consistory and Great Bend Petroleum Club.

Funeral services were held Jan. 8. burial was in Great Bend Cemetery.

 

Metz, John M. Metz

Source:  The Intelligencer / Wheeling [West Virginia] News-Register; June 14, 2008

        METZ, John M., 54, of Glen Easton, W.Va., died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at home.

        He was born December 23, 1953 in Glen Dale, W.Va., a son of Joseph and Patricia Neely Metz.

        John was a retired railroad construction mechanic with Metro Plex, Marta and Atlas Co.; and a Christian by faith. He was an avid hunter, gun collector, and a Harley- Davidson enthusiast.

        He was preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph Baker.

        In addition to his parents, he is survived by three children, John Christopher Metz, Rachel Ann Metz, and Hanna Nicole Metz, all of Littleton; a brother, Joseph M. Metz and his wife, Fran, of Glen Easton; a sister, Iris M. Baker and her husband, Bobby, of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

        Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2008, with the Rev. Wayne Cross officiating.

        Interment in Rice Cemetery, Rice Ridge, Cameron, W.Va.

        Online condolences may be expressed at www. altmeyer.com.

 

Milhoan, Harold "Mutt" Milhoan

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 1, 2008

MILHOAN, Harold "Mutt," 92, of Beallsville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2008, in the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. He was born December 4, 1915, near Beallsville, a son of the late Samuel and Harriet Moore Milhoan.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Beallsville, where he served as an Elder for over 50 years. Mutt was a retired employee of Ormet

Corporation, Hannibal.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers,

Lester, Harry, Donald, and Glenn.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred Secrest Milhoan, whom he married on June 24, 1939; a son, Eugene "Shiney" (Beth) Milhoan of Beallsville; a daughter, Judy (Eugene) Frank of Reno, Ohio; seven

grandchildren, Gena Milhoan of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Mike (Barb) Frank of Marietta, Ohio, Tony (Kim) Milhoan of Jerusalem, Ohio, John (Angela) Frank of Columbus, Ohio, Denise (Roger) Loy of New Matamoras, Ohio, Rob Randall of Powhatan Point, and Clarissa Milhoan of Beallsville; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, February 1, 2008, from 5-8 p.m., at the the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2008, at 1 p.m., with Wayne Clark officiating.

Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to www.harperfh.net

 

Milhoan, Mildred Milhoan nee Secrest

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, August 11, 2008

Mildred Milhoan, 87, of the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield and formerly of Beallsville went home to be reunited with her loving husband, Mutt, Sunday, August 10, 2008 at the Center.

She was born December 1, 1920 in Belmont, Ohio a daughter of the late Herbert and Mamie Ward Secrest. 

She was a member of the Beallsville First Christian Church and attended the Woodsfield Christian Church; she was also a member of the Dorcas Circle, New Castle Homemakers, and Pythian Sisters. Mildred was retired from the US Postal Service. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Mutt" Milhoan on January 31, 2008; two sisters, Betty Baun and Jessie Johnson and an infant sister, Helen. 

Surviving are a son, Eugene "Shiney" (Beth)  Milhoan of Beallsville; a daughter, Judy (Eugene) Frank of Lewisville; seven grandchildren, Gena Milhoan of Powhatan Point, Mike (Barb) Frank of Marietta, Tony (Kim) Milhoan of Jerusalem, John (Angela) Frank of Westerville, Denise (Roger) Loy of Newport, Rob Randall of Powhatan Point, and Clarissa Milhoan of Beallsville; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; two brothers, Carl (Hilda) Secrest of Beallsville and Cecil (Theresa) Secrest of Sparta; one sister, Joan Marr of Canton; several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call Tuesday, August 12th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 13th at 1 PM with Wayne Clark and Gus Andrews officiating.  Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Marietta Memorial Hospice or Beallsville First Christian Church.

 

Miller, Ethan G. Miller

Hadley Online Obituaries, New Matamoras, dated, September 13, 2008

Ethan G. Miller, 74, of New Matamoras, Ohio, passed away at his home Friday September 12, 2008. He was born March 2, 1934 in Somerset, Pa., the son of Harry and Viola Stahl Miller.

He grew up in Somerset and moved to Northeastern Ohio in 1954, where he worked for Ford Motor Co. for 31 years.

In the late 1980's Mr. Miller traveled to the West and divided his time between Why, Ariz., Paonia, Colo. and Ravenna, Ohio.

In September 2001 he married Ann (Schumacher( Ulrich in Paonia, Colo. She survives.

Mr. Miller loved hunting, camping, trapping and fishing. He is the author of a historical novel,"Night of the White Raven", published in 2006.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons: Ronald E. Miller (Janet) of Rootstown, Ohio and Randy L. Miller of Streetsboro, Ohio; three grandchildren: Stacy (Rob) Sherlock, Ryan Miller and Brandi Miller; three step sons : Ryan (Trish) Ulrich of La Jara, Colo.; Martin Ulrich of San Marcos, Calif.; Scott Ulrich of Salt Lake City, Utah; and one stepgrandson, Vorian Ulrich.  He is also survived by a sister, Alice Sala of Somerset, PA.; three brothers Dewey (Faye) Miller of Somerset, PA.; Kermit (Shirley) Miller of Winterset, OH.;  Dale (Sandy) Miller of Somerset, PA.; numerous nieces and nephews, and his ex-wife, Marjorie (Hetzer) Miller. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Holloway.

Services are to be held in Somerset, Pa. Memorials may be sent in his name to the Hospice Angel Fund of Washington County, Ohio 210 N. 7th Street,

Suite 300, Marietta Ohio.

Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Miller, Kevin D. Miller

Mayabb, Gabriell Mayabb

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 19, 2008

Kevin D. Miller, 25, of Heath, died June 15, 2008, as a result of an auto accident. He was born Jan. 8, 1983 in Newark, a son of Gerald D. and Diana L. (Byers) of Heath.

He was a member of the West End Church of Christ and an active member of the NA. He was employed by Goodwill Industries and Ponderosa Steakhouse.

In addition to his parents, surviving are two sisters, Athena (Scott) Thompson of Newark, Amanda Miller of Heath; a brother, Nicholas Miller of Newark; paternal grandmother, Patricia Miller of Heath; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Darla (Jan) Pickett of Pomeroy; maternal great-grandmother, Estel Henthorn of Woodsfield; nephew, Hunter Thompson; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

His special friend Gabriell “Gabby” Mayabb also died in the accident.

Friends will be received June 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Newark Chalel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, Newark. Funeral service will be held June 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.vocfh.com

 

Miller, Marie P. Miller nee Burkhart

Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Obituaries, Barnesville, Ohio, dated, September 20, 2008

Marie P. Miller, 89, Barnesville, died Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born January 2, 1919 in Somerset Twp to Anthony J. and Rose (Hughes) Burkhart.

She was a member of St Marys Catholic Church, Temperanceville.

Preceded by husband - John J. Miller (9/13/1969); brothers - Charles and Fred Burkhart and sisters - Clara Miller and Margaret Nau.

Surviving are sons - Charles (Connie) Miller of Wapakoneta, Edward (Deborah) Miller of Jerusalem, Thomas (Kathleen) Miller of Boston and Dennis (Nancy) Miller of Woodsfield; daughters - Martha (Robert) Stephen of Jerusalem and Carol (Don) Carpenter of Temperanceville; brother - Herman Burkhart of Woodsfield; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

Visitation 2-4 7-9 Monday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St, Barnesville. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Tuesday at St Marys Catholic Church, Temperanceville with Msgr Mark Froehlich. Burial in St Marys Cemetery. Vigil service 2 PM Monday at the funeral home. www.campbellplumlymilburnfuneralhome.com

 

Milligan, Marie Milligan

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, October 1, 2008

Marie Milligan, 92, of Caldwell, Ohio, formerly of Beallsville, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell.  She was born April 8, 1916 in Beallsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Rosa Baker Milligan.  Marie was the former owner and operator of Milligan's Store in Beallsville.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by  brothers, Lawrence and Glen, and sisters, Evelyn, Freda, Vera, and Dorothy. 

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Lucille and Edna Milligan, also several nieces and nephews. 

There will be no visitation.  Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11 AM in the Beallsville Cemetery with Wayne Clark officiating.

 

Milsavljevic, Radic Milosavljevic
Grisell Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, March 16, 2008
Milosavljevic, Radic, age 89, of State Route 556, Clarington, Ohio died Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 15, 1918 in Serbia, the son of the late Stanko and Svilka Joksimovic.
He was a diary farmer, a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Powhatan Point and the Serbian Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville, Ohio. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion Post 768 in Beallsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Dusanka Joksimovic, his second wife Hilda Milosavljevic, and two sisters Rakina and Bozinka.
Survivors include five sons Radisa (Linda) Joksimovic of Powhatan Point, Pete (Tina) Milosavljevic of Mooresville, NC, Mark (Terri) Milosavljevic, Mirko (Shirley) Milosavljevic, and Ronnie (Randa) Milosavljevic all of Clarington, three daughters Ilona (Frank) Crabtree of Somerset, KY, Lila Goddard of Woodsfield, and Marian Yanen of Clarington, three sisters Lubina, Ruza, and Rada all of Serbia, ten grandchildren in the United States, two grandchildren in Serbia, six great-grandchildren in the United States, five great-grandchildren in Serbia, several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell
Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00am with Larry Darrah and Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.
Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, where American Legion Post 768 will conduct military graveside services.

 

Minder, Robert Minder

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 10, 2008

Robert (Bob) Minder, 74, Woodsfield, died July 1, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1934 in Cameron, a son of Grace Brown Minder of Woodsfield and the late Earl Minder.

He was a side-boom operator and proud member of the Ohio Operating Engineers.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, companion in life, and mother of his children, Myrna Okey Minder of Woodsfield; a son, Rodney (Dawn) Minder of Woodsfield; three daughters, Rhonda Morton of Woodsfield; Regina (Art) Martin of Albany, Lisa (Dan) Habig of Beallsville; three brothers, Don, Larry, and Bill Minder; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded by a sister, Elda Wyandt.

Friends were received July 3 until time of service at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Brent Roth officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.bauerturner.com

 

Minger, James F. Minger

Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, December 8, 2008

James F. Minger, 86, of Beavertown, OH. said goodbye to his loved ones on December 7, 2008 at OSU Hospital Columbus, Ohio.
       He was born April 27, 1922 in New Martinsville, W. Va. the son of the late John F. and Lydia Leasure Minger. He attended school at New Martinsville, W. Va. and served in the U.S. Army with the 2002nd Ordinance from Oct. 1942 until Dec. 1945. He served in Germany, France and England and he helped lay the first landing strip at Normandy Beach, France. He fought at the "Battle Of The Bulge" and he was a POW in Germany. He was wounded by a sniper and had shrapnel in his knee from Buzz Bombs in England.
       He moved to Ohio in 1947 and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6387 in New Matamoras and a member of the First Baptist Church. He retired from the Corps of Engineers at Willow Island Locks as a lock and dam operator and he was a diver at several locks and dams on the Ohio River. He had also helped James Corum and Lee Hadley for many years in the funeral home business.
        He is survived by his second wife Dorothy Langsdorf Minger, a daughter Rebecca Wagner and her companion Gene Hartshorn, two grandsons Eric (Gayla) Wagner of Newport, OH. and James (Janie) Wagner of Franklin, OH. Two great grandchildren, Victoria and Austin Wagner of Franklin, OH. Four step daughters, Dianne Longfellow and friend Don, Linda Kirkbride and friend Jack, Rosalind Moore, Julie (Roger) Edwards and four step grandchildren, Dale Cline and friend Angie, Wendy Moore and Emily and Jarrod Edwards.
        He was preceded in death by his first wife Esther Newlen, a stepdaughter Sandra Kay Thomas, three brothers Sandford, Jacob and Friend and three sisters Essie Huffman, Jessie Haught and Elizabeth Loy.
       Funeral services will be on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 at the Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Scott Shawver officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Military services will be held at the graveside.
       Friends may call at the funeral home in New Matamoras on Tuesday Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Online condolences may be made at hadleyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Minger, James F. Minger

Hadley Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, December 8, 2008
 James F. Minger, 86, of Beavertown, OH. said goodbye to his loved ones on December 7, 2008 at OSU Hospital Columbus, Ohio.
 He was born April 27, 1922 in New Martinsville, W. Va. the son of the late John F. and Lydia Leasure Minger. He attended school at New Martinsville, W. Va. and served in the U.S. Army with the 2002nd Ordinance from Oct. 1942 until Dec. 1945. He served in Germany, France and England and he helped lay the first landing strip at Normandy Beach, France. He fought at the "Battle Of The Bulge" and he was a POW in Germany. He was wounded by a sniper and had shrapnel in his knee from Buzz Bombs in England.
 He moved to Ohio in 1947 and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6387 in New Matamoras and a member of the First Baptist Church. He retired from the Corps of Engineers at Willow Island Locks as a lock and dam operator and he was a diver at several locks and dams on the Ohio River. He had also helped James Corum and Lee Hadley for many years in the funeral home business.
 He is survived by his second wife Dorothy Langsdorf Minger, a daughter Rebecca Wagner and her companion Gene Hartshorn, two grandsons Eric (Gayla) Wagner of Newport, OH. and James (Janie) Wagner of Franklin, OH. Two great grandchildren, Victoria and Austin Wagner of Franklin, OH. Four step daughters, Dianne Longfellow and friend Don, Linda Kirkbride and friend Jack, Rosalind Moore, Julie (Roger) Edwards and four step grandchildren, Dale Cline and friend Angie, Wendy Moore and Emily and Jarrod Edwards.
 He was preceded in death by his first wife Esther Newlen, a stepdaughter Sandra Kay Thomas, three brothers Sandford, Jacob and Friend and three sisters Essie Huffman, Jessie Haught and Elizabeth Loy.
 Funeral services will be on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 at the Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Scott Shawver officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Military services will be held at the graveside.
 Friends may call at the funeral home in New Matamoras on Tuesday Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.
Online condolences may be made at hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Misel, Glenna Jean Misel nee Stewart

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, May 15, 2008

BEVERLY - Glenna Jean "Granny" Misel, 87, of Bevelry, died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday (May 14, 2008) at Muskingum Valley Nursing and  rehabilitation, Beverly.

She was born May 27, 1920, in Morgan County, Ohio, a daughter of Ed Hayward and Nancy Iverne Francis Stewart.

She had worked at Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Beverly as a nurse's aid for 25 years.

She attended Beverly High School. She was a longtime member as well as the last founding member of the Stitch and Chatter Quilting Club. She was a member of the Dungannon United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, wife, and devoted mother.

On June 23, 1941, she married Clinton John Misel, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1993.

She is survived by three sons, Robert "Rob" Misel and wife, Debbie, of Lowell, Joe Misel and wife, Alice, of Beverly, and Jack Misel and wife, Debbie, of Beverly; three daughters, Frances Louise Hupp of Belpre, Jeanette de Chantel of Titusville, Fla., and Juanita "Poke" Wilcoxen of Lowell; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Stewart and wife, Elizabeth, of Brownsville, Ohio, and Donald Stewart of Coal Run; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Francis, William, and Robert Stewart; and three sisters, Beulah

Stewart, DeEtte Clark, and Nina Wells.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at McCurdy Funeral Home, Beverly, with the Rev. Walter Jones officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Mohr, Beulah E. Mohr, nee Danklefsen

Source:  The Crescent News [Defiance, Ohio]; 3 Apr 2008

        PAULDING -- Beulah E. Mohr, 87, Paulding, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in Country Inn Enhanced Living Center, Paulding.

        She was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Paulding County's Blue Creek Township, the daughter of Sank and Elsie (Timma) Danklefsen. In 1942, she married Doyl Mohr, who survives. She was the co-owner and operator of Mohr's in Scott for 36 years. She was a 1942 graduate of the Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne and a member of County Chapel United Methodist Church in Haviland and United Methodist Women Society. She also attended the Beach United Methodist Church in Fort Myers Fla., was a member of Scott EMS, Fort Wayne Air Stream Trailer Association and Order of Eastern Star Van Wert Chapter 28 and a deputy grand matron in 1969.

        Also surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Jerry) Fensler of Defiance and Lois (Richard) Schmucker, Pioneer; a son, Stanley (Myria), Paulding; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

        Preceding her in death was a brother, Donald Danklefsen.

        Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday.

        Preferred memorials are to Scott EMS or County Inn Enhanced Living Center's activity fund.

 

Montgomery, Paul Terry Montgomery

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, October 20, 2008

GIBSONIA, Pa. - Paul Terry Montgomery, 62, formerly of Sardis, Ohio, died at UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., surrounded by his loving family, at 8:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 17, 2008). Terry has been living at 3365 Cramlington Drive, Gibsonia, Pa. 15044. He was born Aug. 19, 1946, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to the late Bernice Taylor.

He worked for Dravo and then was a furnace tapper at Ormet until he retired due to failing health. He graduated from New Matamoras High School, Class of 1965, and was a member of Local 5724 Steelworkers Union. Terry was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church. He enjoyed being with his family and coaching sports.

Surviving are his wife, Judy E. Montgomery of Gibsonia, Pa.; six sons, Jay Montgomery (Michelle) of Carrollton, Ky., Darin Montgomery of Reno,  Ohio, Steven Montgomery (Lisa) of Marietta, Sean and Joshua Montgomery of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Ryan Arth (Amanda) of Gibsonia, Pa.; one daughter, Renee Hubbard (Mark) of Middlebourne, W.Va.; and one sister, Carla Stanwick (Terry) of Vienna, W.Va.

There are five grandchildren, Dhane Montgomery, Marisa Ruckel, Carter Montgomery, Bryce Arth and Catherine Hubbard. He is also survived by his

best friend, his dog "Tuti"; several nieces and nephews; and one cousin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 21, 2008) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, Ohio, with Jay Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Matamoras Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras. Memorials may be made to Matamoras PTL, P.O. Box 339, New Matamoras, Ohio 45767.  Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Moore, Clara Virginia Moore

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 8, 2008

Clara Virginia Moore, 100, New Martinsville, died April 29, 2008, in NMHCC. She was born April 4, 1908 in Brock Ridge in Wetzel County, a daughter of Edmond and Cora Bell Harlan Moore, Jr.

She was a teacher and principal for 40 years in Wetzel County Schools and a teacher at Hannibal Elementary School for 10 years. She was named Outstanding Teacher of America and was a member of the New Martinsville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three nephews, Carl Moore, Jr., Gary I. Cusack, John Moore, three nieces, Mona Naomi Moye, Carol Cusack Simmons, Clara Lou Moore Herrick, and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Faye Moore, Romey S. Moore; and two nephews, John G. and Nathan C. Moore.

Friends were received May 1 at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services were held May 2, with Pastor Mike Atkinson officiating.

Burial in Northview Cemetery.

 

Moore, Mary Eleanor Moore nee Read

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 29, 2008

Mary Eleanor Moore, 86, passed away March 27, 2008. She was born in Woodsfield, where she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was an active member of Whitehaven United Methodist Church and the Wesleyan/ J. O. Y. Sunday School class since 1963. She was our beloved angel who loved her family dearly.

She was a blessed mother of six children, twins, Jim Moore of Fairfax, Va. and John (Nicki) Moore of San Antonio, Nancy Tase of Hernando, Miss., Tom Moore of Bartlett, Tenn., Julie (Bobby) Donovan of Southaven, Miss., David Moore of Southaven; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Jack A, Moore of 65 years; a brother Glen W. (Barb) Read, II of Newark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen W. and Martha Read; a twin sister, Jean Tipton.

Friends were received March 30 at Forest Hill South Funeral Home. Funeral service was held March 31 at Whitehaven United Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Forest Hill South Cemetery.

Memorial may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

Moore, Robert J. Moore

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; 6 Jul 2008

Robert 'Bob' J. Moore, 51

        ZANESVILLE - Robert "Bob" J. Moore, 51, of Zanesville, passed away at 3:47 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, at his residence.

        Born Nov. 19, 1956, in Zanesville, he was a school bus driver for Tri-Valley School District.

        Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Dory Smith Moore, whom he married on March 12, 1976; his mother, Marlene Steve Moore of Zanesville; two sons, Bobby (Shawna) Moore Jr. and Paul (Renee) Moore, all of Zanesville; a daughter, Jan (Brian) Patterson of Hebron; two brothers, Steve and Kenny Moore, both of Zanesville; a sister, Debbie (Brian) Lewis of Kansas; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Autumn, Kiera, Zachary, Nikolos, Paul II, and Melania; a step-grandson, Brandon; and mother-in-law, Leona Smith of Zanesville.

        Bob was preceded in death by his father, Bob Moore; and his father-in-law, Bob Smith.

        Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home, 56 South 5th St.

        Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the funeral home with Minister Fred Martin officiating. Burial will take place in St. Paul Cemetery, Sonora.

 

Morris, Claire Morris nee Mendenhall 

  Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 8, 2008

Claire Mendenhall Morris, 81, of 812 Third St., Marietta, died at 10:55 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2008) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 8, 1926, in Washington County to Guy Marshall and Margaret Hendershot Mendenhall. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School, and attended Marietta College and Holzer Hospital School of Nursing in Gallipolis. She was employed at the Marietta Osteopathic Hospital and then worked for the Department of Census for about 10 years. She was a member of Moss Run Congregational Church. Claire was an avid quilter.
       She is survived by a son, Terrence Morris (Melissa) of Marietta; four grandchildren, Hannah, Terrence Jr., Matthew and Emma; and in-laws, Louise Mendenhall of Marietta, Betty Morris of Belpre, and Larry and Wanda Morris of Athens.
       She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Leslie Morris, on Jan. 15, 1994; they had been married on June 25, 1947. She was also preceded by two brothers, Claude and Calvin Mendenhall; and a sister, June Biehl.
       Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 11, 2008) at East Lawn Memorial Park. Abiding with Claire's wishes, she has been cremated, and there will be no visitation. The Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is assisting the family with her arrangements. Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes offers online condolences by visiting their Web site, listed below.

 

Morris, David W. Morris

Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Obituaries, Barnesville, Ohio, dated, August, 26, 2008

David W. Morris, 70, Somerset, KY, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at his home. He was born September 28, 1937 in Malaga, OH, son of the late Willard and Viola (Taylor) Morris.

He was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by a daughter - Rhonda Lynn Morris; 4 brothers - Oscar, Otto, James and Elijah Morris and 2 sisters - Shirley Kurtz and Margaret Kurtz.

Surviving are 2 sons - John A. Morris of Somerset, KY and Earl Morris of Ohio; 2 brothers - Floyd (Karen) Morris of N. Canton and Spencer (Phyllis)

Morris of Canton; sister - Hazel Willison of Newark, OH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation 11 AM until time of the service at 1 PM Wednesday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, OH. Veterans Services conducted by Belmont County Veterans Council of the VFW.  Condolences at: campbellplumlymilburnfuneralhome.com.

 

Morris, Florence R. Morris, nee Tracy

Source:  The Wheeling [West Virginia] News; 7 May 2008

Florence R. Morris, Aug. 15, 1917 - May 6, 2008    

        Florence R. Morris, age 90, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Barnesville. She was born August 15, 1917, in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of Eugene B. and Retta (Earp) Tracy.

        She was a retired Lab Tech for Union Carbide, a member of E. Main St. Church of Christ, and a Charter member of Barnesville Red Hatters.

        Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde R. Morris; and two brothers, Floyd and Albert Tracy.

        Surviving are daughter, Sue (Dwight) Dearth of Barnesville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Brian (Kim) Dearth of Utah, April (Joey) Kelley of Georgia, and Michael (Christine) Dearth of Marietta, Ohio; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

        Visitation at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio, will be held Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m.; also Friday, May 9, 2008, from noon until time of graveside service at 1:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio. Evangelist Val Roxby officiating. Condolences may be offered at www.campbellplumlymilburnfuneralhome.com.

 

Morris, Hilda Mae Morris

Source:  The Austin American-Statesman (TX) - September 23, 2008; Obituary online at wcfish.com

        Hilda M. Morris, age 85, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. She was born on July 18, 1923, in Elizabeth Town, Ohio, to Friend Richard Morris and Mary Mae Cunningham Morris.

        Hilda retired from the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, Texas, where she worked as a secretary/ sales for many years. She was a member of the Westlake United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas.

        Hilda had many interests including, golf, travel, symphony, opera, and "Lady Longhorn" Basketball games.

        She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Josephine Ables. Hilda is survived by sister, Edna Horton of Florida; brothers, Charles, Russell and Dean of Ohio, and Hubert of Florida. She is also survived by her close friend, Louise Morse.

       A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Remembrance Gardens, 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway in Austin.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin's Christopher House, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759.

 

Mozena, Joseph Francis Mozena

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 24, 2008

MOZENA, Joseph Francis "Moe," 91, of Orchard Lane, St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Piedmont Lake, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born August 27, 1917, in Hannibal, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph Franklin Mozena and Myrtle Isabelle Suter Mozena.

Moe was a loving husband and father; a retired employee of Wheeling Machine Products; a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church; Ohio Lodge No. 1 AF&AM; Hazen Lodge No. 251 F&AM; and the Ohio Society of the Son's of the American Revolution Ebenezer Zane Chapter. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and genealogy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Sue Sweeny; and a brother, Harold B. Mozena.

Surviving are his wife, Merle Catherine Henthorn Mozena; two children, Donna (Jim) Lallone and Mike (Becky) Mozena, both of St. Clairsville; six grandchildren, Todd Sweeny, Chris (Gina) Bryan, Marty (Monica) Sweeny, Cody (Allison Conklin) Mozena, Ashley and David Lallone; great grandchildren,

Brandon, Brittany, Brooke, Tori, Adrianne, and Jayden Bryan, Coren and Cooper Sweeny; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jerry Wenger officiating. Burial follows in Harter Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio. Hazen Lodge will conduct Masonic services at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral Home.

 

Mullett, Sherman Mullett

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, June 30, 2008

MULLETT, Sherman E., 62, of Hillsboro, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, June 27, 2008, in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Sherm was born June 29, 1945, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Glenn and Alberta Palmer Mullett.

Sherm was a valuable asset with Person to Person Ministries, where he served to spread the Gospel of Christ and Salvation. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ; 2Timothy 4:6-8.

He will be reunited with his wife, Peggy, who went to be with her Jesus last October.

Surviving are two sons, Shannon Mullett and Matthew Mullett and his wife, Terriann; one granddaughter, Haley Mullett; twin sisters, Marlene (Mike)

Fuchs and Marsha (Steve) Fuchs; and a brother, William Mullett, Sr.

Visitation will be Monday, from 7-9 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, Ohio, where services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m.

Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Person to Person Ministries (www.p

2pm.org). Offer online condolences at www.harperfh.net

 

Murdock, Joanne Murdock nee Stephenson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 6, 2008

Joanne Murdock passed away Nov. 2, 2008.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and foster mother. She was faithful to the Wadsworth Church of Christ where she volunteered her time. She also loved spending time with her family and tending to her flowers.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Raymond (Ed) Murdock; daughter, Penny (John) Inks; three sons, Raymond (Karla), Michael (Karen) and Philip; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ruby (Charles) Treadway of Doylestown and Janet (Jere) Goff of Daytona Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orland and Myrtle Stephenson; and a daughter, Janice Copley.

Friends were received Nov. 4 at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, where funeral service will be held Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., with Evangelist James Mowder officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wadsworth Church of Christ or Hospice of Greater Wayne County.

 

Nalley, Mary Jane Nalley nee Schrody

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 7, 2008

Mary Jane Nalley, age 90, of the Graysville, Ohio area died Sunday April 6, 2008 at her home. She was born in Monroe County Ohio November 30, 1917 a daughter of the late Lorenzo Piatt and Alice Luke Piatt Schrody.

She was a devoted mother, foster mother, and a friend to all that meet her.

Preceded in death by her husband: Guy H. (Mike) Nalley - 1 son: Guy

Robert (Bob) Nalley, 1 infant son, 2 daughters: Peggy Kay Nalley and Shirley A. (Sis) Nalley Cline, Step mother: Pearl Piatt, foster son: John Ruckman, 3 brothers: Clarence Piatt, Johnny Piatt, Robert (Bob) Piatt, 4 half brothers: Theodore Schrody, Archie Piatt, Paul Piatt, and Arthur Piatt, sister: Clara Briggs.

She is survived by her children: Russell (Bud & Donna) Nalley --

Woodsfield, Ohio, Betty (Ron) Stimpert - Lewisville, Ohio, Penny (Bill)

Campbell - Woodsfield, Ohio, Russell L. (Bo) Nalley (son/grandson) -

Woodsfield, Ohio, George (Linda) Ruckman - Malaga, Ohio, Robert Ruckman - Sioux Falls, South Dakota Ronnie Ruckman - Woodsfield, Ohio, Dale (Sandy) Ruckman - Woodsfield, Ohio, Eddie (Adele) Ruckman - Newport, Ohio, Russell Roy (Trish) Ruckman - Monroe, Ohio, Sister: Dorothy Piatt Briggs Crossley - Norwich, Ohio, 28 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 1 great- great grandchild, several nieces and nephews and one special puppy named Comet.

Friends received from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner

Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday April 9, 2008 with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Interment in the Moffett Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Nau, Andrew George Nau

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, June 6, 2008 CALDWELL, Ohio

Andrew George Nau, 93, of Caldwell, died Thursday (June 5, 2008) at his home with his sons at his side. Andrew was recently admitted twice to the hospital with pneumonia and hypertension, and due to his advanced age, was unable to recover. Thanks to the help of caregivers Eola, Sally and Linda, the family was able to give him the gift of staying in his own home for the past several years. Despite his dementia, the family was blessed that he could still say three simple words: I love you.

He was born Nov. 13, 1914, at his family home in Enoch Township, Noble County, son of the late John and Philomena Rose Hupp Nau.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Mary Burkhart Nau, who died March 22, 2006, and whom he married Sept. 19, 1939.

Mr. Nau was retired from Union Carbide, and he was a farmer.

He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, Caldwell.

He had quick and funny stories that will be missed by all of his extended family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he is preceded in death by a toddler son, Harry E. Nau, who died Aug. 8, 1949, of cystic fibrosis; a daughter, Theresa M. Nau Braddock, who died Sept. 15, 2005; and his siblings, Ida E. Burkhart, Therese M. Shilinski, Cora K. Meyers, Amelia P. Fogle, Edward J. Nau, and Helen A. Miller.

Surviving are two sons, Herman (Betty) Nau of Caldwell and Carl (Bonnie)Nau of Marietta; one son-in-law, Gary Braddock of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Netti (David) Halsey, Renee (Mike) Hupp, Joyce Rhodes, Sheila (Bryan) Rhodes, Mike (Brandee) Nau, and Phil Braddock (Monica Ware); two sisters-in-law, Marie Burkhart Miller of Temperanceville and Marj Badurina Burkhart of Columbus; one brother-in-law, Herman Burkhart of Woodsfield; and 10 great-grandchildren, including Elisa Marie Halsey, who shares his birthday.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today (June 6, 2008) at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East St., Caldwell, where a Christian Scripture service will be observed at 8 p.m. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday (June 7) at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Caldwell, with Father Wayne Morris as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Caldwell. An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvay-perkins.com

 

Neptune, Jeanette H. Neptune

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 8, 2008

Jeanette H. Neptune, 89, Medina, died May 1, 2008. She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Woodsfield.

She retired after 30 years of service from Medina High School, where she taught English; was inducted into the Medina High School Hall of Fame in 2003; was a member of the Medina United Methodist Church, Ohio State Teachers’ Association, Historical Society, Delta Kappa Gamma Society and Alpha Gamma Delta Society. She was an active retired teacher, loved to travel and had a spunky personality.

Surviving are a two sons, David Neptune of Glen Ellen, Ill., Richard (Debra) Neptune of Bethel, Conn., and two grandchildren, Lindsay and Stephanie Neptune.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; two sisters, Laurene Heile, Helen Washburn, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Neptune.

Friends were received May 4 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, where services were held May 5, with Rev. James Patterson officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Monroe County, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 734C Alpha Dr., Highland Hts., OH 44143 or Alzheimer’s Assoc., 1815 W. Market St., #301, Akron, OH 44313.

 

Neuhart, George Neuhart

Source:  The Atlanta [Georgia] Journal-Constitution - Friday, February 15, 2008

        George Neuhart, of Atlanta died February 13, 2008, he was born in Donora, PA November 5, 1923, and lived in Miami, Palm Beach, FL, and NYC prior to settling in Atlanta. His many talents included photography, dancing, modeling, and acting, however his real passion centered around interior design where he developed a highly successful career. George was well regarded as a pioneer of the Miami Circle Design District by establishing his own showroom in the 1980's. A WWII veteran, he served with the Army Corp of Engineers in the Virgin Islands and in the European theatre, most notably on Omaha Beach, Normandy, D-Day +1.

        Beloved brother of Rosemary Roache of Miami, FL and Barbara Altonjy (husband George) of Lincoln Park, NJ; pre-deceased by sister Lusetta Smith, brother Paul Neuhart, and devoted life partner, Jerry Connell. Cherished by his 24 nieces and nephews; adored by his 42 great and several great great nieces and nephews. George was a true gentleman who was admired and respected by his many friends and colleagues. Uncle George was always an integral part of the great many family reunions, weddings, holidays or get togethers. He welcomed each addition to the expanding family and never forgot each one. Loved by all, he was a true joy to be with. A modest man, he would not easily accept the many well deserving accolades from friends and loving tributes from family. He will be sadly missed, but always loved by all who knew him.

        In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. ALS Division, MDA, P.O. Box 450405, Atlanta, GA, 31145 or charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 7 o'clock at Patterson's Spring Hill Chapel. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 16 at 10:30 o'clock at St. Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church, 5373 Wydelia Road, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. After the service, Mr. Neuhart will be taken to Riverside Memory Douglas Chapel, 1717 SW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145 for further services and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Neuhart, Philip James Neuhart

Source:  The Monroe County [Ohio] Beacon; May 1, 2008
        Philip James Neuhart died April 12, 2008 at his home of cancer.
        He was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Woodsfield, a son of the late Charles and Lelah Neuhart.
        He was a WW II Army veteran who served on New Guinea and Leyte Island, the Philippines. He had been a resident of Fullerton, Calif. since 1961.
        Surviving are two daughters, Susan Kastelic of Newport Beach, Calif., Jane Follis of Jefferson, Texas; two sons, Thomas Neuhart of Baltimore, Md., Keith Neuhart of Fullerton, Calif.; a sister, Cornelia McCort of Marietta; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Avis Neuhart; a sister, Charlene Rost.
        A private family burial was held April 16.
        Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice Care of California, the Humane Society or favorite charity of your choice
.

 

Nevil, Mary Ruth Nevil nee Weekley

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 13, 2008

Mary Ruth Nevil, 88, of 100 Gibson Street, Woodsfield, Ohio went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born at Bellaire, Ohio on September 18, 1919 a daughter of the late Ross and Mary J. Meek Weekley.

She was a retired sales clerk for the Sears Company in Columbus, Ohio and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio. She enjoyed traveling and enjoyed being with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Nevil in May 1987 and one sister, Edna Rodgers.

Surviving are one daughter: Debra (David) Shrieves of Jane Lew, West Virginia; one son: David R. Nevil of Westerville, Ohio; three sisters:

Mildred Vincent of Shadyside, Ohio, Dorothy Valkovic of Beallsville, Ohio and Peggy Massey of Alexandria, Ohio; two brothers: Edward Weekley of  Senecaville, Ohio and Richard Weekley of Bellaire, Ohio; three grandchildren; one great grandson.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008 where funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Blendon Central Cemetery in Westerville, Ohio.

 

Nichols, Gilbert J. Nichols

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times Leader; 24 Nov 2008

        NICHOLS, Gilbert J., 74, of Toronto, Ohio, died November 23, 2008.

        There will be private family service at the convenience of the family. Arrangements in the care of the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto.

 

            O’Donnell, Marjorie Clara O'Donnell, nee Florence

         Source:  The Warren Tribune Chronicle; 30 Nov or 1 Dec 2008

1919-2008

        NILES--Marjorie Clara O'Donnell, 89, formerly of Champion, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Autumn Hills Care Center.

        Marjorie graduated high school and was a homemaker.  She volunteered at area assisted living centers and enjoyed crocheting and working crossword puzzles.

        Mrs. O'Donnell was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

        Marjorie is survived by two daughters, Kathleen VanFossen of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Mary O'Donnell of Houston; five sons, Floyd O'Donnell Jr. of California, Richard O'Donnell of Champion, Eugene O'Donnell of Dunnellon, Fla., Cecil O'Donnell of Lordstown and Peter O'Donnell of Columbia, S.C.; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

        Preceding her in death was her husband, Floyd O'Donnell Sr., on March 26, 2004, whom she married on Jan. 23, 1939, and one daughter, Pat Sage.

        Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service.

        Burial will be in Meadow Brook Memorial Park, Warren.

Submitter's Note:  The Social Security Death Index gave her death as 30 Nov 2008.

 

Oldemeyer, Karen Lynn Oldemeyer, nee Onstadt

Source:  The Contra Costa (California) Times; 21 Dec 2008

        Karen Lynn Oldemeyer resident of Lincoln, 65, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Sutter Roseville Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Vicky and the late Merrill Onstad of Fremont, CA.

        Karen enjoyed cooking, traveling, shopping, interior decorating, golfing and entertaining friends. She was also a member of the Pleasanton Sister City program, Children’s Hospital Bridge Group and the Red Hat club. Surviving is her devoted husband of 42 years, John Oldemeyer, and two sons, Mark Oldemeyer of Austin, TX and Scott Oldemeyer of Benicia, CA. She also loved and adored her 3 grandchildren, Avery, Logan and Kaila. Also surviving is sister Carol Parker and husband Bill of Salinas, CA, sister Barbara Nelson and husband Jeff of Visalia, CA, and brother Brad Onstad and wife Linda of Castro Valley, CA.      

        Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Lincoln Hills Community Church in Lincoln, CA with gathering to follow at Orchard Creek Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

Oldham, Alba Elizabeth "Bettye" Oldham, nee Dickerman      

Source:  The Star Telegram [Fort Worth, Texas]; 21 Oct 2008

1921 - 2008

        Alba Elizabeth "Bettye" Dickerman Oldham, 87, went home to be with our Lord Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at 12:01 a.m.

        Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Terrace Acres Baptist Church, 732 Las Vegas Trail, Fort Worth. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

        Bettye was born May 28, 1921, in Sherman to Dan and Bertha Dickerman. She was a charter member of Terrace Acres Baptist Church. She attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bettye was State Young Women's Auxiliary Director of Kansas. She also held many other church and state positions, including teaching creative writing at TCJC.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Oldham Sr., and daughters, Bettye Juanita Laird and Kathleen Oldham.

        Survivors: Daughters, Dannetta Hayes, Mary Kaye Richardson, Frances Huddleston and husband, the Rev. Frank; son, Wesley Oldham Jr. and wife, Marti; son-in-law, Don Laird; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Pack, Mary E. Moose Pack nee Stephens

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 2, 2008

Mary E. Moose Pack, 87, Medina, died Sept. 22, 2008. She was born Sept. 12, 1921 in Woodsfield, to the late Kate and Minnie Stephens.

She was a resident of Cleveland for 70 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking and canning. She worked as a parent volunteer for the Cerebral Palsy Drives and was employed in sales at May Company in downtown Cleveland.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet Jurewicz; a son, James Pack; daughter-in-law, Anita Moose; seven grandchildren, Nick Moose, Mary Ann Pack, Heather Pack, Amanda Pack, Eleanor Pack, James Pack, Jr., Harlie Pack; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Urban C. Moose and Harley Pack; a son, Don Moose; and son-in-law, Bob Jurewicz.

Friends were received Sept. 25 at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, where services were held Sept. 26. Burial was in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.

 

Palmer, Hazel M. Palmer nee Hines

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 27, 2008

Hazel M. Hines Palmer, 82, Greensburg, Pa., died March 17, 2008, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1925 in Lewisville, a daughter of the late George H. and Bernice C. Stoffell Hines.

She was a homemaker and prior to retirement had helped with the Palmer Family Farm of Bailey Farm Rd. She was a former member of Dryridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are eight children, Pauline “Polly” Albright of Odenton, Md., Lynn Palmer, Perry Palmer, Rodney (Lee) Palmer, Ronald (Janet) Palmer all of Greensburg, Pa., Marsha Palmer of Acme, Pa., Rhonda (Randy) Palmer and Keith (Joy) Palmer also of Greensburg; 22 grandchildren plus their spouses; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles H. (Sally) Hines of Pleasant Unity, Pa., Phillip M. Hines of Brookville, Pa.; a sister, Georgia Taylor of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Palmer; a sister, Helen Richardson; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Friends were received March 20 at Gaut-Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., Pleasant Unity, Pa., where funeral services were held March 21, with Rev. David H. Clement officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Mt. Pleasant Township.

 

Palmer, Mary L. “Tootie” Palmer nee Kenney

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 14, 2008

PALMER, Mary L. "Tootie," 78, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Sunday, January 13, 2008, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

Mary was born November 27, 1929, in Powhatan Point, a daughter of the late Acil and Olive McBride Kenney.

She was a member of the Powhatan Lighthouse Church of God; the VFW Post No. 5565 Auxiliary; and American Legion Post No. 228 Auxiliary both of Powhatan Point.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin M. Palmer, on March 1, 2007; a son, Walter Lee Kenney; three brothers, Robert H. Kenney, James Kenney and Dale W. Kenney; a sister, Etta May Moore; and a great-grandson, Cody Allan Kenney.

Surviving are a son, Roger D. "Punkin" Kenney and his wife, Vera, of

Powhatan Point; six grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and many

nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the

Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, Ohio, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday with Pastor Bill Carter officiating.

Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio. Powhatan VFW Auxiliary services at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Palmer, Wilbert Taylor Palmer

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 18, 2008

Wilbert Taylor Palmer age 77 of Beallsville, Ohio died Tuesday February 12, 2008 at his home. He was born December 13, 1930 in Belmont County Ohio a son of the late Vernon Palmer and Nettie Pittman Palmer.

He retired from Blaney’s Saw Mill in Bethesda, member of the East Sunsbury Baptist Church, Beallsville American Legion, and a member of the Monroe County C.B. Club.

 Preceded in death by his wife: Wanda Margaret Smith Palmer, son-in-law: Ralph Randall, 2 sisters: Amanda Palmer Thomas, and Berthinia (Sissy) Palmer, 1 grandson: Jared Kuelling.

Wilbert is survived by 7 children: Clyde (Helen) Palmer – Beallsville, Ohio, Bonnie (Delbert) Hess – Woodsfield, Ohio, Gail (Mike) Morris – Rittman, Ohio, Kathy Randall – Woodsfield, Ohio, Billy (Amanda) Palmer – Woodsfield, Ohio, Bobby Palmer – Beallsville, Ohio, Darlene Palmer – Beallsville, Ohio, 1 brother: John (Donna) Palmer – Beallsville, Ohio, 1 sister: Vivian (Heber) Daugherty – Woodsfield, Ohio, 19 grandchildren: Clyde Jr. (Junebug), Erin, Loretta, Mike, Marsha, Brian, Carl Jr. (J.R.) Aundine, Travis, Nikki, Lucy, James, Heather, Jordan, Hannah, James, Dakota, Ashley, Bobby Jr., and Joey. 12 great grandchildren: Brittany, Brandon, Jacob, Taylor (Tayter), Reagan, Brian Jr., Anthony, (waiting arrival of new baby), Lexus, Zack, Dallas, and Harley.

Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday February 15, 2008 with Pastor Jeff Cox officiating. Interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Beallsville, Ohio.

 

Parks, Ralph Lester Parks

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 29, 2008

Ralph Lester Parks, age 86, passed away Monday April 28, 2008 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. He was born September 14, 1921 a son of the late Reason W. & La Vinice Scott Parks near Marr, Ohio.

Ralph was a 1939 graduate of Bethel High School. He was a veteran of World War II 1941-1945, a former clerk of Bethel Township in the early 50's. He also was a member of the Bethel Township Fire Department and was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation having retired March 28, 1985 after 30 years of service.

He was a member of Grand Lodge and free and accepted Mason at Lebanon, Ohio for over 50 years. Ralph was actively involved in the dairy business and farming all his life. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and feeding the birds and relaxing in his recliner. Ralph was a protestant having been baptized November 4, 1962 by the late Starling Perkins.

Preceded in death by his wife of over 45 years: Elizabeth Delong Parks - April 5, 1992 whom he married May 24, 1947, 2 brothers: Harry & Walter

Parks, 4 sisters: Mary Parks Kehl Mick, Martyne Parks Kehl, Shirley Parks Rolland Swindaman and an infant sister.

 He is survived by his children: Troy (Connie) Parks - Hubbard, Ohio, Becky (Matt) Hilverding - Waterford, Ohio, Gale Parks - Marr, Ohio, Dale Parks - Marr, Ohio, Dana (Kaye) Parks - Marr, Ohio, Doug (Mary) Parks, - Waterford, Ohio, 6 grandchildren: Emily, Katie, Kelsey, Rachel, Courtney Parks and Donald Hilverding. 2 step grandchildren: Rachelle Zocco and Kristen (Paul) Scragg. 2 step great grandchildren: Izabella and Francesa Scragg. 4 sister-in-laws: Margaret Delong Cox - Navarre, Ohio, Stella Delong Berry - Moundsville, W.Va., Bessie Baker Delong - Summit, Mississippi, Mary Thomas Parks -

Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 brother-in-laws: Howard Moffett - Canton, Ohio, William Swindaman - Ashland, Ohio, Several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 1, 2008 with Father David Huffman officiating.

Interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Marr, Ohio beside his beloved wife Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Township Fire Department c/o Gene Baker, Treasurer Rt. 2 Lower Salem, Ohio and or the Mount Hope Cemetery Fund c/o Gale Parks 36600 State Route 260 Rinard Mills, Ohio 45734.

 

Parsons, Dale Parsons  “Cowboy”

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated May 19, 2008

WHIPPLE - Dale "Cowboy" Parsons, 93, of Fording Road, Whipple, Ohio, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday (May 16, 2008) at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of Ira and Martha Marks Parsons. He was a laborer for the B & O Railroad for 33 years and later worked for C. H. Heist Company.

On June 10, 1989, he married Geraldine Stark, who survives with two daughters and one son, Nancy (Gary) Stevens of Marietta, Linda (William) Kinney of Whipple and Roule (Judy) Lowe of Marietta; and one grandson, Mike Stevens of Marietta. Also surviving are four sisters, Mabel Chubb of

Parkersburg, Edith Brooks of Woodsfield, Goldie Britton of Macksburg and Ernestine Browning of Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Payne, Ruth Maxine Payne nee Peters

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, June 5, 2008

RINARD MILLS - Ruth Maxine Payne, 73, of Tice Run Road, Rinard Mills, died Tuesday (June 3, 2008) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born June 18, 1934, at Iaeger, W.Va., the daughter of Daniel and Patty Blankenship Peters.

She was a member of the Muskingum Valley Baptist Church for 40 years where she served as song leader and was president of the church mission society for 40 years. She had served as the secretary of the Ludlow Community Club and was a volunteer at the Marietta Memorial Hospice Bereavement Council Center. She was a freelance writer for the Iaeger Industrial News and for The Marietta Times. She was the author of three books and was a passionate reader and collector of Depression glass. She taught classes on wild plant and berry foods for the Youth Conservation Corps and McDowell County Extension service. She started the Ludlow 4-H Club and served as the adviser for 25 years. She will be missed as a leader in the community.

She was also a mentor to her nephews and nieces, and an honorary mother to her sister-in-law, Maybell Browne, and to her nephew, Danny Thompson, whom she warmly welcomed into her home.

On April 1, 1950, she married Noah Edward Payne, and he survives with one son, Danny (Janet) Thompson of Newport. Also surviving are four granddaughters, Julie Phillips (Wasim) Nasif of Columbus, Ohio, Danny Thompson, Deborah Temesvary, and Beth Ann Showalter; one niece, Geneva Sue (Charles) Pyle of Hoxie, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Maybell (Bill) Browne of New Matamoras; and a brother-in-law, Elmer (Frieda) Payne of Columbus, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Sue Payne, on Jan. 10, 2006; a granddaughter, Amy Carolyn Phillips; four brothers, Carl, Clyde, Clifford, and Freelin Peters; and three sisters, Lucy Clary, Ann Rupee, and Pearl Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Muskingum Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Shawver and the Rev. Ivan Smitley officiating. Burial will be in the Muskingum Valley Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Pennell, Virginia L. Pennell nee Thornberry
Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 19, 2008

Virginia L. Pennell, 86, of 33200 Back Street, Lewisville, Ohio died Monday, February 18, 2008 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born at Lewisville, Ohio on April 30, 1921 a daughter of the late William F. Weber and Sara Ann Pickens Weber Thornberry.

She was a retail merchant of the Pennell’s Variety Store, Lewisville, Ohio and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ near Lewisville, Ohio. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid quilter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril E. Pennell; one brother, Robert F. Weber; a brother-in-law, Harold Spence.

Surviving are two daughters: Lois M. Pennell of Clarington, Ohio and Rheba Ann Dupras of Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister: Phyllis Spence of Lewisville, Ohio.

There will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held Saturday at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Phillips, V. Joan Phillips nee Lingo

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 3, 2008

V. Joan Lingo Phillips, 80, Greenville, died March 27, 2008 at Heartland of Greenville. She was born Feb. 20, 1928 in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Maine M. and Cora P. Hickman Lingo.

She worked at the Sheriff’s Office for five years and then retired in 1988. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Wild Flower Garden Club. She enjoyed fishing, was a lover of nature and was an avid bird watcher. She loved her family and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister,

Surviving are three sons, Jack (Diana) Phillips of Cumberland, Kenneth Phillips of Hollansburg, Chris Phillips and friend Loree Knick of Greenville; daughter, Sherril (Richard) Smith of Zanesville; daughter-in-law, Sharli Phillips of Hollansburg; grandchildren, Dusty Phillips, Rebecca Phillips, Aaron Phillips, Mandy Phillips, Amy Phillips, Kathrin Phillips, Jacob Phillips, Renee Smith, Jason Smith, Kara Weaver, Sandy Phillips, Kenneth Virgil Phillip, Maggie JoAnn Phillips and Jonathan Timothy Phillips; numerous great- grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Bonnie) Lingo of Bradford; sister, Rose Cavanaugh of N. C.; numerous nieces, Nephews, church and garden members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Phillips, whom she married Nov. 20, 1948; a son, Tim Phillips; and a brother, Jack Lingo, who passed away during WWII.

Friends were received March 30 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville and an hour prior to the service at Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, Jefferson on March 31, with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial followed in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, 3856 Church St., Ft. Jefferson, OH.

Condolences may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

 

Piatt, Archie Piatt

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 12, 2008

Archie C. Piatt, 76, of 46004 Malaga Street, Lewisville, Ohio died

Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.

He was born near Sardis, Ohio on March 12, 1931 a son of the late Lorenza and Pearl Winsola Hissom Piatt.

He was a former employee of the Richard Haren Sawmill and the Smithberger Sawmill. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Arthur Piatt and Paul Frederick Piatt; two step brothers, Johnny Piatt and Charles Robert Piatt; one step-sister, Clara Briggs.

Surviving are one son: Charles R. "Bob" Piatt and his fiancé Pat Heath of Lewisville, Ohio; three daughters: Myrtle P. (Ronnie) Smith of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Shirley L. (John) Smith of Sardis, Ohio and Belva D. (Kenneth) Blackstone of Lewisville, Ohio; two step-sisters: Mary Nalley of Woodsfield, Ohio and Dorothy Crosley of New Concord, Ohio; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2008 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 with Keith Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville, Ohio with military services.

 

Pickens, Laco Carl Pickens

Source:  The Times Leader [Martins Ferry, Ohio]; October 2, 2008      

        PICKENS, Laco Carl, 74, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008.

        Laco was born March 2, 1934 in Duffy, W.Va., a son of the late Clyde and Olga Gibson Pickens.

        Laco worked with the former Consol Mining; currently was co-owner of Pickens Hauling; a member of the Barnesville First United Methodist Church; the Barnesville Elks Lodge; and he served his country in the Army National Guard. Laco loved country music and bowling.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Laco Lee Pickens; and a brother, Larry Pickens.

        Surviving are his wife, Joan Hines Pickens; sons, Ronald (Bernece) Pickens of Elyria, Ohio, and Scott Pickens of Barnesville; grandchildren, Rebecca, Robert and Ryan Pickens, all of Elyria, and Trinity (Eric) Boothe of Sterling, Ohio; and brothers, Clyde of Hopedale, Ohio, Cameron of Magnolia, Ohio, and Gene of Fairview, Ohio.

        Friends will be received Friday 6-9 p.m. at the Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main Street, Barnesville, where services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gene Miller officiating.

        Burial in Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio.

        Barnesville Elks Lodge will have services Friday 6:30 p.m.

 

Platz, Randy Allen Platz

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 9, 2008

Randy Allen Platz, age 48 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday June 8, 2008 at his home. He was born November 19, 1959 in Barberton, Ohio a son of Margaret & Robert Platz of Crossville, Tennessee and Kathleen Smith of Woodsfield.

Preceded in death by 1 brother: Joel Platz.

He is survived by his fiancé Joyce Underwood of Woodsfield, Ohio, 7 children: Randy Platz II - Woodsfield, Ohio, Heather Platz - Woodsfield, Ohio, Hannah Platz - Woodsfield, Ohio, Rachel Platz - Woodsfield, Ohio, Brandyze Norman, Carley Platz, Kathy Platz, Brothers and Sister: Bonnie Platz, Tammy Platz, Gary Platz, Alan Cruse - New Martinsville, W. Va., Kathy Coffey - Woodsfield, Ohio.

Burial at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Pool, Michael L. Pool

Source:  reedfuneralhome.com; May 2008

        Michael L. Pool, age 41, of Bolivar, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008 in Aultman Hospital. He was born in Canton on September 24, 1966 and was a 1984 graduate of Jackson High School. Mike was a magnificent artist who enjoyed fishing, golf and bird watching. He loved animals and Geology and was an avid collector of sea shells and shark teeth. He will always be remembered as a man with a gentle heart and a wonderful father.

        He was preceded in death by his grandfather Donald Lappin and an aunt Patty Pool. Survivors include his wife Leisa Pool of Bolivar; four children Brittany of Bolivar, Andrew, Sarah and Joe all of Canton; father Billy Pool of Bath Twp.; mother Cheryl Macioce of Canton; and sister Natalie Tudas of Columbus.

        A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 4 pm in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Page officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service from 3-4 pm in the funeral home. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.

 

Pool, Olive May Pool nee Ullman

The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, May 29, 2008

Olive May Ullman Pool, 98, formerly of New Matamoras, died Wednesday (May 28, 2008) at Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beverly. She was born on May 31, 1909, in Rinard Mills, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Payne Ullman.

On Aug. 3, 1929, she married Gilbert D. Pool, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1987. They spent most of their married life in New Matamoras, Ohio. She was an active member of the Matamoras Baptist Church where she taught a Sunday school class for many years and was a member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was a member of the Matamoras Senior Citizens Club and a graduate of Ludlow Township High School. One of her hobbies was quilting and over the years her family has received gifts of the most beautiful quilts that she made.

A devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by one son, Duane Pool (Mary) of Beverly, Ohio; one daughter, Marjorie Sherwood of Bethel Park, Pa.; four grandchildren, James Pool (Lyndell) of Beverly, Ohio, Marilyn Krigbaum (Rick) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Susan Martin of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Julie Duda (Paul) of Bethel Park, Pa..; five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Martin, Katie Krigbaum, and Jared and Joshua Duda; and one sister-in-law, Vera Ullman of Graysville, Ohio.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Ralph Ullman; and one son-in-law, Neil Sherwood.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 31, 2008) at the Matamoras Baptist Church in New Matamoras, Ohio, with Pastor Jeff Corbett officiating. Burial will be in the Matamoras Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday (May 30) at Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras. Send online condolences to www.hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Potts, Ray B. Potts

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, April 4, 2008

Potts, Ray B. age 92, of Sardis, OH died April 4, 2008 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV. He was born April 12, 1915 in Duffy, OH the son of the late Melvin and Anna Morrow Potts.

He was one of the members who organized the Sardis Volunteer Fire Department and became its first Fire Chief, a Gulf Oil Distributor for Monroe and Belmont counties and the owner of Potts Towing Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 760, Hannibal, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mabel King, Kathryn Scohy, Mildred Potts, and Ada Wilson, a nephew, Robert King.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Louise (Honey) Hedinger Potts, two nephews, Don (Martha) King of Sistersville, WV and John (Annette) Scohy of Marietta, OH. a niece Dorothy King of Sistersville, WV.

There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family by Evangelist Jerry Yost officiating. Entombment in East Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Marietta.

The family requests no flowers; contributions may be made to donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis.

 

Prince, Elfriede H. Prince nee Myer

Wheeling Intellgencer, Wheeling, West Virginia, dated, August 30, 2008

PRINCE, "Freda" Elfriede H., 83, of New Martinsville, W.Va., died Thursday, August 28, 2008, in Wheeling Hospital. Freda was born June 10, 1925, in Hof, Germany, the daughter of the late George and Martha Wachter Myer.

She was a homemaker; and her heart was to serve her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Prince, Jr.; brother, Rudi Myer; and her doggie, Goldie.

Surviving are son, Franklin D. Prince and his wife, Barbara, of New Martinsville, W.Va.; grandson, David Franklin Prince and his wife, Chris, of

Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter, Patricia E. Ritchie and her husband, Eric, of Duffy, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Kyrstin and Ethan Ritchie.

Friends received 6-9 p.m., Saturday, August 30, 2008, at Jarvis Funeral Home, 1224 S. Bridge Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2008, with the Rev. David Snider officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at jarvisfuneralhomes.com.

 

            Prosise, Linda Darlene Prosise, nee Cariens

         Source:  The Rockford [Illinois] Register Star; 21 Aug 2008

        ROCKFORD -- Linda Darlene (Cariens) Prosise, made her final journey through that valley to her final victory.  She completed her final journey Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at 1:09 p.m. after a courageous battle of 18 months against ovarian cancer.  Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Geff, to Ted and Edith Shreve Cariens.  Graduated from Guilford High School, class of 1965.  Linda married Teddy Prosise on Dec. 10, 1965, to this union four daughters were born.  She loved to travel and did mission work for the last 12 years with U.S. Maps R Volunteers and enjoyed quilting, scrap booking, sightseeing and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.  Survivors include husband, Teddy; daughters, Melissa (Arnold Brewington) McDuff of Ladson, S.C., Amy (Steve) Swadley of Rockford and Andrea (Jim) Pocklington of Lovington; grandchildren, Cierra, Mia, Blake, Lynsey, Ashlie, Paul, Cassandra and Andre; one great grandchild on the way; sisters, Doris (Don) Smith of Churchill, Tenn. and Ruby Griffith of Noble; brother-in-law Bert (Evelyn) Withrow of Rockford; sister-in-law, Edna Cariens of Fairfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by infant daughter Deeanna Kaye; parents; brother, Clifford; and sister, Veda Withrow.  Special thanks to Northern Illinois Hospice, especially Lisa, Martha and Pam for their special care and tenderness.

        Service at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road.  Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.  For online condolences, visit honquestfh.com.

 

Pyles, James Pyles

Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, January 5, 2008

BEALLSVILLE -- James Stanley Pyles, 84, Beallsville, passed away Saturday (Jan. 5, 2008) at Barnesville Hospital. He was born in Rayland, a son of the late J.L. and Bertha Pyles.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a retiree of Ormet Corporation and a member of Woodsfield Christian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Virgil; a brother, Samuel; and the mother of his children, Beulah Pyles.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Barr Pyles; nine children, three step

children, 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, several step

grandchildren and a sister.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Harper

Funeral Home in Beallsville where services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Burial will follow in East Sunsbury Cemetery.

 

Pyles, James Stanley Pyles  2nd obit

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, January 5, 2008

James Stanley Pyles, 84, Beallsville, died Saturday, January 05, 2008 in Barnesville Hospital.  He was born December 20, 1923 in Rayland, Ohio, a son of the late J. L. and Bertha Kocher Pyles. 

He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of WWII; a retiree of Ormet Steel Workers Local #5724, a member of the Woodsfield Christian Church and American Legion Post #768.  Stanley was a life-long musician. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Virgil; a brother, Samuel; and the mother of his children, Beulah Kinzy Pyles. Surviving are his wife, Donna Barr Pyles; his children, Bonnie (Lester) McGinnis, of Beallsville, Linda (Robert) Hutchison of Alledonia, James, Jr. (Marie) Pyles of Beallsville, David (Patti) Pyles of Israel, Mary (Tim) Sparkman of Summerfield, Carol (Mike) Kemnitzer of Michigan, Cindy (Don) Snyder of Bethesda, Sherman (Trudy) Pyles of Woodsfield, and Jamie (Greg) McLane of Florida; a sister, Dorothy Charbono of Woodsfield; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three step-children, and several step-grandchildren. 

Friends may call Monday, January 7th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8th at 11 AM with Herb Alexander officiating.  Burial will follow in East Sunsbury Cemetery, near Beallsville, with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post #768.

 

Radabaugh, James Douglas Radabaugh

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 8, 2008

James Douglas "Jim" Radabaugh, 88, of Marietta, died Sunday afternoon (April 6, 2008) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1919, in Cincinnati to James L. and Ada Pence Radabaugh. He graduated from Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Ohio University. He had worked at, and retired from, Par Mar Oil. He had also owned and operated the New Mecca Cafe and the Rio Vista Supper Club and Motel. He was a Mason, member of the Marietta Elks, and past member of the Marietta Country Club. Jim enjoyed golf and most of all enjoyed his grandchildren; they always made him smile.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Wallace Radabaugh, whom he married on Aug. 24, 1940; four children, James "Jay" Radabaugh (Kay) of Lebanon, Ohio, Linda Allen of College Station, Texas, Kathie Hollister (Bill) of Williamstown and Nick Radabaugh (Genice) of Marietta; six grandchildren, Heather Skeith (Robert), Carmel Dellinger (Scott), Dawk Hollister (Kristy), Scott Hollister, Dacia Mantick (R.J.) and Connor Radabaugh; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Hollister; six brothers; and four sisters.

A celebration of Jim's life will be announced at a later time. The family has entrusted his cremation arrangements to the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home.

Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes offers online condolences by visiting their Web site, listed below.

 

Ramsay, E. Earl Ramsay

Toothman Obituaries, Jacobsburg, Ohio, dated, January 8, 2008

Ramsay, E. Earl, 96, formerly of Jacobsburg, Ohio died Monday, January 7, 2008 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in West Virginia on September 26, 1911 a son of the late E. Ellis Ramsay and Carrie Dunfee Ramsay.

Earl was a retired dairy farmer.  He was a member of the Jacobsburg United Methodist Church; a member of Weyer Lodge # 541 F. & A.M. at Centerville; a former supervisor for Belmont County Soil Conservation; a former member of Belmont County School Board serving 13 years; a former member of Belmont County Vocational School Board; member of the Farm Bureau; past president of Bellaire DCSA; Wheeling Sales Committee DCSA; past president of Belmont County Jersey Cattle Club; a former Belmont County Volunteer Firefighter.

Earl is survived by his wife, Olive H. Murphy Ramsay; his children, Fred Lawrence Ramsay and his wife Cathy of Jacobsburg; Eleanor Smith and her husband David of Glen Dale, West Virginia; Jean Fulton and her husband Tom of St. Clairsville; five grandchildren, Lisa Ann Phares, Anna Marie Smith, John Fulton, Tim Ramsay and Brenda Ogden and her husband Jared; and four great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home,

Jacobsburg, Ohio on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 6 to 9 p.m. with

Masonic Services to be conducted at 7 p.m.

Visitation will be held again on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Jacobsburg United Methodist Church from 12 Noon until time of services at 1 p.m., with Rev. Richard Wilson and Rev. Darla Schnegg officiating.  Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith Township Vol. Fire Dept., C/O: John Phillips, 49359 O. R. & W. Station Rd., Jacobsburg, OH 43933.

 

Rector, Robert Rector

Grisell Obituaries, New Martinsville,West Virginia, dated, September 9, 2008

Rector, Robert "Uke", 75, of New Martinsville, WV, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio. He was born November 4, 1932 in Wetzel County, WV, the son of the late Webster Clay "Crow" and Francis "Sena" Loy Rector.

He was a retired driver for Barth's Florist, a member of the New Martinsville American Legion Post 28, VFW Post 6327, a Blue Blazer, Moose Lodge 931, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell and Butch Rector; and two sisters, Ollie Thorn and Novie Jamison.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Deloris Howell Rector; three daughters, Karen (Mick) Maguire of Wheeling, WV, Becky (Bruce) Scott of

Sistersville, WV, and Rhonda (Eric) Babe of New Martinsville; a son, Robert (Stepheny) Rector of California; four sisters, Loma Taggart and Betty Louk, both of Canton, Ohio, Martha Dawson of Woodsfield, Ohio and Mildred Brown of Paden City, WV; a brother, Charlie Rector of Hannibal, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Ron (Teresa) Howell of Sistersville; and 8 grandchildren, Rene Knight, April and Erica Scott, Jordan, Courtney and Garret Babe, and Jesyca and Katlyn Rector; and a great granddaughter, Lindsay Knight.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 1-4 and 6-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00am with Bill Forbes officiating and the Sistersville combined Honor Guard conducting military services.

Private inurnment at Northview Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Valley Community Credit Union, c/o Rhonda Babe, 52775 Boston Hill Road, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

Reed, Esther Reed, nee Mercer

Source:  IndeOnline.com [Massillon, Ohio]; 27 Dec 2008

Reed, Esther

Age 88 of Malvern, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Minerva Eldercare, following a long illness. Esther was born in Paris, Ohio on October 24, 1920, the daughter of the late Samuel and Carrie (Maurer) Mercer. She was a member of First Christian Church of Malvern and Esther Chapter of the Eastern Star. Esther is survived by two sisters, Martha Gram of Paris, Eva Speakman of Georgia; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Reed who died in 1991.*  Funeral services will be held at the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 30, with Mr. Eric Crites officiating. Calling hours will be held Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 10-11 a.m. at Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Friends unable to attend may register online at our website: www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

Deckman-Bartley:   330-863-0441

*Submitter’s Note: According to the Social Security Death Index, her husband died November 25, 1990.

 

Reed, Lucille A. Reed nee Kanzigg

Harper Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, October 6, 2008

Lucille A. Reed, 83, of Beallsville, died Sunday, October 5, 2008 in Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab, Barnesville.  She was born February 17, 1925 near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Wilbert and Edna Kirkbride Kanzigg.

Lucille was a member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Reed, also by a brother, Glen Kanzigg. 

Surviving are her children; Judy (John) Smith, Bob (Debbie) Reed, and Barbara (Coleman) Abrigg, all of Beallsville and Hilda (Fred) Ulrich of Lewisville; 12 grandchildren, Rhonda Crawford, Renee Crum, John Smith, Jr., Nicole Boughner, Chana Johnson, Mary Ulrich-Crites, Melinda Weisend, Michael Ulrich, Nathan Tucker, Robbie Reed, Jason Abrigg, and Jessica Henderson; 27 great-grandchildren, Cassie Demchak, Michael Aberegg, Matt Aberegg, Carrie Aberegg, Brett Edwards, Sydney Crawford, Trystan Crawford, Tyler Brown, Derek Brown, Pazeley Crum, Johnny Smith, Chad Smith, Reed Smith, Dawson Weekley, Trey Taylor, Braden Johnson, Laken Warner, Cammi Warner, Cole Ulrich, Delaney Weisend, Devan Weisend, Breana Benny, Chloe Tucker, Jenna Tucker, Weston Henderson, Lakyn Abrigg, and Jaydon Abrigg; four great-great grandchildren, Kade Demchak, Lane Demchak, Max Demchak, and Bradon Edwards.

Friends may call Tuesday, October 7th from 6 to 9 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8th at 1 PM with Jeff Rich officiating.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Reich, Gladys R. Reich nee Christman

Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 10, 2008

Gladys R. Reich, 94, of 32975 TH 70, Lewisville, Ohio died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born near Lewisville, Ohio on August 15, 1914 a daughter of the late Jacob and Rachel Matz Christman.       

She was a homemaker; formerly worked in the family business in Jerusalem, Ohio and the former Reich’s Meat Market in Barnesville, Ohio. Gladys was also a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ near Lewisville, Ohio and she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, reading, needle work and especially her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Reich on June 19, 1999; two daughters, Janet Frank and Sandra Yontz; one brother, Elmer (Clara) Christman; five sisters, Bertha (Arthur) Neuhardt, Oneda (Gilbert) Ludwig, Edna (Harold) Young, Ruby (Vernon) Mann and Zelda (Okey) Rubel; one nephew was reared in her home, Elwood (Esther) Hossman.

Surviving are one daughter: Rose (Ed) Frank of Lewisville, Ohio; two sons: Larry (Glenda) Reich of Woodsfield, Ohio and Vernon (Myra) Reich of Lowell, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sons-in-law: Frosty (Karen) Frank of Woodsfield, Ohio and Dale Yontz of Woodsfield, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2008. Friends will then be received at the Trinity United Church of Christ near Lewisville, Ohio from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2008 with Rev. Karen Binford officiating. Burial will follow in the Miltonsburg Cemetery, Miltonsburg, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 47345 Lewisville Northern Rd., Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

Reichle, Louis Lee Reichle

April 25, 1919 - December 31, 2008

Source:  The Waco [Texas] Tribune-Herald  - Monday, January 12, 2009

        Louis Lee Reichle, 89 ,of Cardston, Alberta, Canada, entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at the Perry Methodist Cemetery.

        Louis was born April 25, 1919 in Cego, Texas, to Alex and Gussie Reichle and resided for many years in the Perry and Marlin areas. He graduated from the Perry school and after working a few years in Marlin, married Mary Katheryn Moore. Louis served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II in the Aleutian chain of islands out from Alaska and on Okinawa for three years. After the war, they resided in San Jose, Calif., where he worked as a mechanic and later as service manager for Toledo Scales Company. In 1963, Louis moved to Cardston, Alberta, Canada, on a business adventure. The family joined him in Cardston.

        Mary preceded him in death due to an automobile accident in 1953.

        Survivors include wife, Martha Reichle of Cardston; sons, Gary Reichle of Kansas City, Kan., and Randy Reichle of Harlingen, Texas; grandson, Troy Reichle; and great grandchildren, Dylan Lee, Aiden Rae and Ethan Louis

        Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com.

 

Resecker, Eugene D. Resecker

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 10, 2008

Eugene D. Resecker, age 67 of Woodsfield formerly Rittman, Ohio died

Tuesday September 9, 2008 at Barnesville Hospital. He was born July 5, 1941 in Cameron, Ohio a son of the late Dale Resecker & Martha Workman Resecker.

He was a Foundry Worker.

He is survived by his wife: Norma Crihfield Resecker - Woodsfield, Ohio, Sons: Adam, Mike, & Chad Resecker and James Coply. Daughters: Phyllis Klusty and Terrie (Karl) Bebout. 4 Sisters: Norma (Elwood) Tanner, Mildred (John) Cyrus, Marylin (Roy) Combs, and Ilene (Jack) Thompson. 1 Brother: Harry (Connie) Resecker. 21 Grandchildren, & 3 Great Grandchildren.

Friends received from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Friday September 12, 2008 with Brent Roth officiating.  Interment at the convenience of the family.

 

           Reynolds, Christena M. Reynolds, nee Harden

        Source:  Brown County  [Indiana] Democrat; 7 May 2008      

        Christena M. Reynolds, of Bloomington, formerly of Jackson, Mississippi, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Bloomington Hospital. She was 79.

        Born May 20, 1928, in Nashville, she was the daughter of Thurston and Sarah (Spicer) Harden. She was a veteran of the United States Air Force. She retired from General Motors in Mississippi.

        Ms. Reynolds was a member of the Highland Faith Assembly of God.

       She is survived by her son, Steve Reynolds of Bloomington; two sisters, Miriam Altop of Bloomington and Almeda Harris of Fruitdale; five brothers, Charles Harden of Bloomington, Richard Harden of Nashville, Dale Harden of Bedford, Bruce Harden of Nashville, and Marshall Harden of Bloomington; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene Reynolds; two brothers, Thurston Harden Jr. and Paul Eugene Harden; and two sisters, Louetta Reynolds and Mary Alice Elliott.

        Funeral services were held on Monday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Deckard officiating.

        Military rites were conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

        Burial followed at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

 

Richards, Florence Naomi Richards nee Wickham

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, December 5, 2008

Florence Naomi Richards, 84, of Marietta, died Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2008) at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born April 30, 1924, in Summerfield, Ohio, to Clifford and Anna Mae Snyder Wickham. She was a graduate of Marietta High School. She retired from Marietta College, where she had worked for many years. Florence enjoyed any time spent with her grandchildren and her great-grandson.

She is survived by her son, Paul Richards Jr. (Barb), two grandchildren, Paul Eugene Richards III (Penny) and Jennifer Richards (special friend, Casey), and one great-grandson, Christopher Richards, all of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Frances Shears.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 8, 2008) at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with the Rev. James Spears officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Bank Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Cawley & Peoples offers online condolences by visiting their Web site, www.cawleyandpeoples.com

 

Ridgeway, Charles L. Ridgeway

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, May 15, 2008

Charles L. Ridgeway, 72, of Fearing Street, Marietta, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday (May 11, 2008). He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a son of Charles and Elizabeth Jones Ridgeway.

He was retired from the Marietta City Street Department.

He married Bonnie Jean Douthitt who preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 1996.

Surviving are one daughter and one son, Rhonda (Kevin) Wallace and Jamie (Angie Evans) Ridgeway, both of Marietta; two grandchildren, Nicole

(Matthew) Martin and Aaron (Crystal) Douthitt; three great-grandchildren,

Alexis Martin, Austin Douthitt, and Braden Douthitt, all of Marietta; and three stepgrandchildren, Timothy Evans, April Yoho, and Bobby Yoho, all of Marietta. Also surviving are two sisters, Lody Dunn of Marietta and Dorothy (Ray Myers) Whitacre of Graysville; brother-in-law, Billy (Phyllis) Douthitt of Lowell; sister-in-law, June Ridgeway of Devola; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Walter "Cricket" Ridgeway.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Don Kirby officiating. Burial will be in New Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until the hour of the service.

Online condolences may be made to sympathynote-ridgeway@yahoo.com

 

Riggenbach, Virginia Riggenbach nee Roth

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, April 1, 2008

Riggenbach, Virginia, 73, of Baptist Ridge Road, Sardis, Ohio, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.

She was born June 8, 1934 in Wheeling, WV.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Sardis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Roth; and a brother, Richard Roth.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Riggenbach; her mother, Hilda (Hall) Roth of Wheeling; three sons, Jim (Melinda) Riggenbach of Lake Havasu City, Ariz, William (Theresa Kay) Riggenbach of Oakland, Miss., and Donald (Diana) Riggenbach of Sardis; a daughter, Millie (Bill) McPeek of Sardis; a sister, Dorothy Erbacher and a brother, Arthur Roth, both of Wheeling; 16 grand-children and 10 great grand-children.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis. Funeral services will be held

Wednesday at 10:30am at the Apostolic Christian Church, 49076 SR 255, Sardis with ministers of the church officiating. Interment in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Sardis.

 

Riggs, Dorothy E. Riggs nee Yost

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 4, 2008

NEW MATAMORAS - Dorothy E. Riggs, 85, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died  Wednesday (July 2, 2008).

She is survived by two sons, Joe Riggs and his wife, Nancy, of Marietta, and Roger Riggs and his wife, Susie, of Lucasville, Ohio; one grandson, Michael Riggs of London, Ohio; two sisters, Sue Rechsteiner and her husband, Bob of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Booth and her husband, Dean, of Newport, Ohio; one brother, Harry Yost Jr. of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Riggs on June 26, 2008; two sisters, Bernice Hoff and Betty Murphy; and one brother, Millard Yost.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Interment will be in the German Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.  An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com

 

Riggs, George H. Riggs

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, June 27, 2008

NEW MATAMORAS - George H. Riggs, 85, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Thursday (June 26, 2008).

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Yost Riggs; two sons, Joe Riggs and his wife, Nancy, of Marietta, and Roger Riggs and his wife, Susie, of Lucasville, Ohio; one grandson, Michael Riggs of London, Ohio; and one sister, Addie Fields of Fleming, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Riggs.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Interment will be in the German Cemetery, Washington County,

Ohio. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com

 

Rinard, Gary Denver Rinard

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 2008

Gary Denver Rinard, 65, of 716 Arlington Rd., Newton Falls, Ohio passed into eternal life at Feb. 20, 2008 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital of natural causes.

He was born on May 12, 1942 in Woodsfield, the son of William Denver and Ruby Maxine (Crawford) Rinard. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Sue Thompson on Sept. 15, 1962 and she survives.

Formerly of Canton, Mr. Rinard had lived in Newton Falls for the passed 43 years. He worked as a tow motor operator at General Mills for 30 years before retiring in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and taking care of his dogs, Angel, Oreo and Hershey.

He is survived by his loving family, wife Carolyn, two daughters and sons-in-law, Quintina and Douglas Withrow of Leavittsburg, Dena and Anthony Marafiote of Newton Falls; and four granddaughters, Alysia and Alexis Witherow of Leavittsburg; Elizabeth Woofter of Cortland, Alaina Woofter of Newton Falls.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The family received friends at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls where services were held Feb. 23. Interment was at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.

 

Ring, Edra Ring nee Cline

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 20, 2008

Edra Ring, 99, Louisville, formerly of Monroe County and Marietta, died March 12, 2008, in Oak Hill Manor Care Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1908 in Jericho, a daughter of the late August and Della Cline.

She was a member of the Louisville Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Lucille (Glenn) Mann of Tennessee; two sons, Virgle (Jean) Ring, Don (Margaret) Ring, all of Louisville; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ring in 1996; a son, Gerald Ring; two grandchildren; three sisters and five brothers.

Friends were received March 16 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, Louisville, where services were held March 17 with Minister Ronald Laughery officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH 44641.

 

Rose, David F. Rose

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 24, 2008

David F. Rose, 96, of 31901 Little Injun Road, Lower Salem, Ohio (Marr Community) died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the Marietta Center for Health

and Rehabilitation, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born near Marr, Ohio on March 31, 1912 a son of the late Fred Rinehart and Nancy Parks Rose. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Edra Hines Rose on October 22, 1992; two brothers, Woodrow and Fred Rose; one sister, Oneida Rose Schneeberger and several sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws.

Mr. Rose is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Hale (Darlene) Maze of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Mrs. Elmer (Karen) Messer of Ashville, Ohio; two sons: Harry (Gwen) Rose of Canton, Ohio and Gerald (Ruth) Rose of Vincent, Ohio; 11 grandchildren: David (Melinda), Dana (Carmen), Whitney (Amy), and Nathan (Alison) Rose; Jeffrey (Christine) and Jason Decker; Duane (Jenny) Maze; Denise (Larry) Ash; Heather (Justin) Hoon, Diane Jensen and Dierdre (Jon) Vaught; 16 great-grandchildren: Hannah, Matthew and Ruth Ellen Rose; Mallory, Aundrea and Jordan Decker; Zachary, Jacob and Adam Jensen; David, Anna and Ryan Rose; Matthew and Tyler Hoon; Cailin Rose and Haley Renee Ash; one sister: Ms. Edna Patton of Newark, Ohio; several brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2008.

Friends then received at the Creighton Ridge Church of Christ near Sycamore Valley, Ohio from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008 with Evangelist Roger Rush and Evangelist Steve Fuchs officiating. Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery near Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o A.J. Baker, 37990 T.R. 327, Lower Salem, Ohio 45745 or to the Creighton Ridge Cemetery Association, c/o Bill Parks, 36822 S.R.260, Sycamore Valley, Ohio 43789

 

Ross, Darlie Dean Ross

Thorn-Black Obituaries, Cambridge, Ohio, dated, May 26, 2008

Darlie Dean Ross, 43, of New Concord, passed away Sunday (May 25, 2008) at Grant Trauma Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1964, in Marietta, son of Donna (Cunningham) Ross of Zanesville and the late Darlie L. Ross.

Mr. Ross was a heavy equipment operator the past 15 years for Chesapeake Bay Contractors. He was an avid NASCAR fan with his favorite driver being Mark Martin.

He is survived by one son, Joshua Ross of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Danny, Brian and Paul Ross; four sisters, Linda (William) Herald of Senecaville, Brenda (Roger) Reed of Lewisville and Dianne (Danny) of Lower Salem and Loretta Ross and Bill of New Lexington; several nieces and nephews.

No calling hours or services will be observed.  Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, is handling the arrangements

 

Rothenbuhler, Catherine Rothenbuhler nee Jones

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 16, 2008

Catherine A. Rothenbuhler age 81 of Sunfish Creek Road Cameron, Ohio died Tuesday April 15, 2008 at Wheeling Medical Park Wheeling, W.Va. She was born in Cameron, Ohio March 4, 1927 a daughter of the late Carl Jones & Clara Ault Jones.

She was the owner of Emory Rothenbuhler & Sons Trucking of Beallsville, Ohio, and a member of the Cameron Church of Christ. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.

Preceded in death by her husband: Emory L. Rothenbuhler - 1999 and 1 son: Dale W. Rothenbuhler - 2005, 10 brothers and sisters: Eva Kocher, Wayne Jones, Harry Jones, Dale Jones, Clyde Jones, Zale Jones, Grace Jones, Rosela Whitecotton, Nina Mayer, and Nellie Ady.

She is survived by 4 children: Joyce Bonar - Cameron, Ohio, Dean (Tonda) Rothenbuhler - Cameron, Ohio, Gene (Darlene) Rothenbuhler - Cameron, Ohio, Darlene (John) Williams - Cameron, Ohio, 9 grandchildren, & 7 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at the Cameron Church of Christ 2 p.m. Sunday April 20, 2008 with John Kerns officiating. Interment in the Cameron Cemetery Cameron, Ohio.

 

Roxby, Mary Louise Roxby nee Stinson

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, July 17, 2008

Mary Louise Roxby, 92, formerly of Wheeling, WV died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in Lancia Belmont Manor in St. Clairsville.  She was born May 22, 1916 in Norman Oklahoma, a daughter of Charles A. and Mildred Lee Bates Stinson.

Mary was a member of the First Christian Church and had been employed by Oglebay Park and Reichart Furniture in Wheeling.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Roxby. 

 Surviving are her children, Mike (Nancy) Roxby of Florida, Val (Juanita) Roxby of Ohio, Dennis Roxby, Randy (Carol) Roxby, and Pat Roxby all of WV, Jorja Denton of Texas, and Bob Riggs of Indiana; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 Memorial services will be held Monday, July 28 at 7 PM at the East Main Street Church of Christ in Barnesville.

 

Ruble, Donna Jean Ruble nee Norris

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 15, 2008

Donna Jean Norris Ruble, age 59, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday April 15, 2008 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with cancer. She was born August 31, 1948 in Monroe County Ohio a daughter of the late Guy (Jake) R. Norris and Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Norris.

Preceded in death by her mother in 1990 and her father in 1999.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years: Rolland W. Ruble who she married May 6, 1970. 1 son: Ronnie (Chris) Ruble - Woodsfield, 2 daughters: Lisa Ruble (Mike) - Woodsfield, Ronda (Bill) Piatt - Woodsfield, 1 brother: Guy E. (Cheryl) Norris - Woodsfield, Ohio, 7 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.

She was a wonderful aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 2- 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday April 18, 2008 with Paul Eddy officiating. Interment in the Goudy Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Rush, Vernon James Rush

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, May 1, 2008

Rush, Vernon James "Butch" age 62, of Clarington, Ohio died Wednesday April 30, 2008 at home.

He was born October 5, 1945 in New Martinsville, WV the son of the late Vernon B. "Bunny" and Sophie C. Lengacher Rush.

He graduated in 1963 from River High School, Hannibal, OH; attended Marietta College, Marietta, OH; Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa; and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He studied at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine, specializing in Eye Enucleation.

He was the President, owner and director of the Rush Funeral Homes, Inc. of Clarington and Sardis, OH from the time of his graduation from mortuary

school in 1968 until his retirement in 2002.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science as Treasurer since 1990, and President of the Colony IV Homeowner's Association of Surfside Beach, SC since 2006.

He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington; Osiris Shrine, Wheeling, WV; Order of Scottish Rite, Cambridge, OH; Masonic Lodge F & AM #597, Clarington; Order of Eastern Star #533, Clarington Chapter; Ohio Funeral Director's Association; the OFDA Convention Committee; Belmont and Monroe County Funeral Director's Association; Monroe County Republican Party Executive Committee; and served on the Monroe County Library Board.

During his life-time of service to the communities where he lived and managed his career as a funeral director, he also helped coordinate and train the original EMS team for the Village of Clarington and provided financial support as the transition from private ambulance service to volunteer support began in the early 1970's; and was always supportive of the Clarington Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a former member of the Monroe County Board of Health; the Village of Clarington Water Board; and currently served as Sexton for the Clarington Cemetery Association.

He was a Platinum Member of the River High School Alumni Association, was named to the Alumni Hall of Fame at the 2007 Alumni Association Banquet; and was recognized by the State of Ohio House of Representatives and the US Congress for his outstanding lifetime service to his community. Butch was an avid collector of antique funeral cars and a member of the Professional Car Society of Western Pennsylvania; he also enjoyed traveling and boating.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Timothy A. Rush on July 26, 2004.

Survivors include his wife Barbara L. Dierkes Rush, who he married on August 3, 1968; his mother and father-in-law, Walter F. and June Peabody Dierkes of Powhatan Point, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. (Mary Alice) Reid of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, Marcia Cochran of Columbus, OH; brother-in-law, Mark Dierkes of Powhatan Point; nieces, Mrs. Brent (Joan Reid) Lutz of Snoqualmie, WA, Alicia Cochran and Brittany Cochran, both of Columbus; nephews, Douglas C. Reid of Leavenworth, WA and Cody Dierkes of Powhatan Point; several cousins; and many friends.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-3 and 7-9 p.m; with Masonic services at 6:30 p.m. and visitation Monday from 11a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington. Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be given to either the Tim Rush Memorial - Mr. River Award, c/o First National Bank of Powhatan, PO Box 147, Powhatan Point, OH 43942 or Immanuel United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 124 Shepherd Drive, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

 

 

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