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November 29, 1995

DEATH

Ben Gramlich

 

     Ben F. Gramlich, 68, of Beallsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1995 near Jerusalem.  He was born March 13, 1927 near Jerusalem.

     He was a former mayor of the Village of Beallsville, owner of Ben's Pool Hall, a retired employee of the former Consolidated Alu­minum, Hannibal and a Methodist.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Dean Gramlich; his stepfa­ther, Richard Fair; a grandson.

     Surviving are his mother, Gladys Fraley Gramlich Fair of Jerusalem: three sons, Randy and Jon, both of Beallsville and Jay of Jerusalem; five daughters, Kathy Gramlich and Mrs. Mark (Jodi) Neff, both of Cambridge. Mrs. Gary (Jill) Adams and Jasmine Gramlich, both of Beallsville and Mrs. Greg (Kara) Kahrig of Washington, Pa.; a broth­er, Deanie Gramlich of Beallsville; two sisters, Mrs. William (Glenna) Powell of Barnesville and Mrs. Virgil (Mary Lou) Tisher of Lewisville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

     Friends will be received today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, 52728 Ohio Ave., Beallsville.     

     Private services will be held at the convenience of the fami­ly. Burial in Beallsville Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Beallsville Youth League, in care of Kristy Kinzy, P.O. Box 62, Malaga.

 

May 12, 1995

DEATH

Llota Prickett

Source: Times Reader

 

     Flota B. Prickett, 78, 584 Hilles Avenue, Barnesville, formerly of Lewisville, died Friday, May 12, 1995 at the Barnesville Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1917 at Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ezra and Blanche McDon­ald Wright.

     She was a Methodist.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Prickett; a brother, Burl Wright; two sisters, Inez Wright and Arnett Randall; a half brother, Bobby Wright; three grand children; two great-grandsons.

      Surviving are five sons, James, Tommy and Marshall Prickett, all of Lakeland, Fla. Robert and Burl Prickett, both of Woodsfield; seven daughters, Shirley Stimpert of Lewisville, Mrs. Richard (Sandra) Pryor of Barnesville, Mrs. Dan (Betty) Stimpert of Lewisville, Flota King of Woodsfield, Mrs. George (Donna) Warner of Barnesville, Wanda Wilson of Bar­nesville and Brenda Thompson of Barnesville; a sister, Garnet Barker of New Philadelphia; a half brother; two half sisters; 48 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, from 2 to 9 p.m. today, where ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. Mon­day, with Pastor Wayne Teafatiller officiating. Burial follows in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

 

 

 

July 22, 1995

DEATH

Margretta Spence

 

     Margretta Elizabeth (Betty) Spence, 76, 33153 Creamery St., Lewisville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 22, 1995, near Lewisville as the result of an automobile acci­dent.  She was born Nov. 11, 1918 in Wheeling, daughter of the late Herman Carl Blum and Anna Julia Wodarczyk Blum.

     She was a member of the Lewisville United Methodist Church.

     She was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Blum; two grand­children.

     Surviving are her husband, James Ralph Spence; two sons, Ralph Allen Spence of Summerfield and Mark Herman Spence of Woodsfield; four daughters, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Lumbatis, Mrs. James (Carrie) Cox, Mrs. Glenn (Connie) Kuhn and Mrs. Dan (Chris) Christman, all of Woodsfield; two sisters, Flora Jean Soult and Lois Marjorie Ann Baker, both of Martins Ferry; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

     Friends will be received 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Lorna Brownfield officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

 

 

January 8, 1995

DEATH

Freeman Kilburn

 

     Freeman G. Kilburn, 91, Lewisville, died Sunday, January 8, 1995, in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 1, 1903 in Monroe County, son of the late Gustav and Mary Kahrig Kilburn.

     He was a retired employee of the former Strickling Vault Co., Woodsfield, and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewisville.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Grace Todd Kilburn; a brother, William; two sisters, Estella Christman and Lydia Claus; a grandson.

     Surviving are four sons, Ralph of Marana, Ariz., Harold, Donald and Dale, all of Lewisville; a sister, Sylvia Armstrong of Beloit, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

     Friends will be received 3:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. John Bruce officiating. Burial follows in Mid­dle Church Cemetery. Lewisville.

 

 

 

June 12, 1995

DEATH

Martha Brown

 

       Martha E. Brown, 80, 231 Oaklawn Avenue. Woodsfield, died June 12, 1995, Monday at home. She was born Oct. 6, 1914 at Day­ton, daughter of the late John and Cora Reich Landefeld.

     She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Woodsfield.

     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Irven Landefeld.

     Surviving are her husband, Aaron; a son, Gene of Woodsfield; a daughter, Mrs. Clem (Sharon) Kress of Woodsfield; a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Lucille) Whittmer of Barnesville; five grandchildren.

     Friends will be received 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.  Visitations will be held from noon Thursday until time of services at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Donald Rock and Rusty Atkinson officiating. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

 

 

February 19, 1995

DEATH

Rachel  Ault

 

      Rachel A. Ault. 99, of Woodsfield died Sunday, Feb. 19, 1995, at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.     

     She was born June 10, 1895, in Monroe County to William and Rebecca Palmer Ady.  She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Ault, in 1951; two sons, Lester Ault in 1940 and Floyd Ault in 1993; one daughter, Vera McConnell in 1982-, one brother, Os­car Ady; three grandsons, Stephen, Virgil and Larry Ault; and one great-grandson, Bruce McConnell.

     Mrs. Ault is survived by five sons, Ralph Ault, Stanley Ault, Clyde Ault and Chester Ault, all of Woodsfield, and Hilbert Ault of Barnesville; two daughters, Sylvia Jones and Erma Jones, both of Woodsfield; one sister, Ethel Grodhaus of Shadyside; 33 grandchildren; 78 great ­grandchildren; and 30 great great-grandchildren.

     Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield with ministers Harry Summers, John Hamilton, Keith Jones and Richard Harris officiating. Burial is in Cameron Cemetery. Friends will be received at the fu­neral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

 

 

April 5, 1997

DEATH

Alva Christman

 

     Alva L. Christman, 86, 59458,   Eldon Road, Quaker City, and Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabili­tation Center, died Saturday, April 5, 1997 at Barnesville Hospital. He was born in Monroe County, Aug.  9, 1910, a son of the late Fred and Anna Claus Christman.

     A retired fanner, he was also a retired bartender at the American Legion post 578 at Batesville and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ at Lewisville.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Kahrig Christman and a son, Alva Christman Jr.

     Surviving are three sons, Emerson Christman of Byesville, Gerald Christman of Lafferty and Ellis Christman of Quaker City; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Eloise) Eschbaugh of Byesville, Mrs. Dale (Shirley) Stephens of Quaker City, Mrs. Richard (Diana) Sams of Marietta and Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Hartley of Marietta; two brothers, Raymond Christman of Barnesville and Irvin Christman of El Paso, Texas; 19 grandchildren, 24 great ­grandchildren and five great great-­grandchildren.

     Friends will be received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, today, 3 to 8 p.m. where services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Don Arbuckle officiating. Burial follows in Middle Church Cemetery, near Lewisville.

 

 

 

February 13, 1997

DEATH

John Frank

 

     John L. Frank, 56, of 302 South Sycamore St., Woodsfield, formerly of Rt. 6, Caldwell, died Feb. 9, 1997, at his home.

     He was born near Lewisville, on Dec. 6, 1940, a son of Ethel Kinney Frank, and the late Osal Frank.

     He was a former construction worker and coal miner and had at­tended the Stafford Church of Christ, Stafford.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Grethel Snyder Frank, whom he married Dec. 6, 1958; four brothers, Forrest O. "Frosty" Frank, Woodsfield, James E. Frank, of Woodsfield, Eugene A.  Frank, of Newport, and Oscar E. Frank, of Lewisville; one sister, Rose Ann Agee, of Lilburn, Geor­gia; and several nieces and nephews.

     Friends were received Feb. 11 at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Feb. 12, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Emergency Squad, 615 South Fourth St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

 

November 1, 1997

DEATH

Mary Mallett

Source: Marietta Times

 

     Mary M, Mallett Baker. 90, of 45376 Ohio 145, Lewisville, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) at her home.

     She was born Sept. 29, 1907, near Stafford to James and Harriett McElfresh Mallett. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Ildreth Rebekah Lodge 847 in Lewisville, Order of East­ern Star 268 in Woodsfield, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5303 Ladles Aux­iliary in Woodsfield and Franklin Homemakers Club.

     She is survived by one daughter, Jean Gilmore and her husband, Darby, of Croton; one son, John Baker and his wife, Lois, of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Steve Baker of Malaga, Greg Baker and Rhonda Marshall, both of Lewisville, and Jill Tulloss of Hudson; seven great grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Baker, on Jan. 31, 1954; her parents; four sisters, Myrtle Ullman, Margaret Gibson, Gladys Strickling and Hazel Martin; four brothers, Albert, Adam, Miles and William Mallett: and one granddaugh­ter, Lori Gilmore.

     Services are at 1 p.m. today at Wat­ters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial is in Friendship Cemetery in Lewisville.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisville United Methodist Church, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

 

February 18, 1997

DEATH

Donetta Shepard

 

     Donetta Shepard, 60, of Waco, Texas, formerly of Lewisville, died Feb. 18, 1997 at a local hospital.

     She was born Nov. 20, 1936 in Marietta, the daughter of Irene Young and the late Ward Young.

     She married Samuel Shepard Aug 15, 1960. She taught Chem­istry and Physics at Reicher Catho­lic High School for the last eight years. She also coached the Aca­demic Challenge team and was Chairperson of the Science Department at Reicher.

     In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by three daughters, Connie Gause, Melissa Pratt and Samanthia Shepard; one son, Tom Shepard; sisters, Iris Hartshorn, Carol Dougherty and Virginia Caivano; brother, Mike Young; and six grandchildren.

     In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Eleanor.

     Friends were received Feb. 20 at BrookView Funeral Home, Waco, Texas. Services were held Feb. 21 at St. Louis Catholic Church, with Father Leo Baysinger officiating.

 

 

 

September 22, 1997

DEATH

Betty Bates

 

      Betty G. Bales, 72, of Cambridge, died Monday (Sept. 22, 1997) at the home of her daughter in Federal Way, Wash.

     She was born May 9, 1925, in Ca­lais, daughter of the late Joseph and Josie Carpenter DeLong.

     Mrs. Bates was active in senior ci­tizen activities, the Golden 60’s, Ea­gles and South Ninth Street United Methodist Church, Calais. She was retired from March Electric, Cam­bridge. She was a 1943 graduate of Lewisville High School.

     She will be together at last with her husband, Edward Bates, who died in 1973; her parents, her sister, Dorothy Hannahs, and two brothers.

     She leaves two daughters, Janice Riley of Federal Way and Joanne Meadows of Cambridge; three brothers, Guy DeLong of Quaker City, Vance DeLong of Sarahsville and Donnie DeLong of Quaker City; a sister, Beulah Ackerman of Sarahsville; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

     Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday.

     Burial will be in Guernsey Mem­ory Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 1997

Bill Ashley

    

     Bill R. Ashley, 68, 34852 Ohio 78, Lewisville, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1928 in Ripley, W.Va., a son of the late Herman T. and Nellie Argabrite Ashley.

     He was a retired supervisor at the former Conalco Corp. in Hanni­bal, was an Army Air Corps veter­an of World War II, an Air Force veteran of Korean War, attended Lewisville United Methodist Church and was past president of the Board of the Monroe County Park District.

     Surviving are his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Spence Ashley: two daughters, Michelle Rose of Wooster and Lisa Jackson of Beallsville: a son, Michael Ashley of Hampton. Va.; three sisters, Louise Fulton of Williamstown, W.Va., Wanda Richardson of Louden, Tenn. and Peggy Stotlar of Scott Depot, W Va.; four grandchildren.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, today, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family with Lorna Brownfield officiating.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisville United Methodist Church, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

 

 

August 11, 1997

DEATH

Willard Weber

 

     Willard D. Weber, 82, 47083 Northern Road, Lewisville, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 at his home. He was born in Monroe County, April 3, 1915, a son of the late David and Clara Yoho Weber.

     He was a retired employee of the Monroe County Highway Dept. and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Lewisville. 

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Floyd, and Irvin; two sisters, Villa Winland and Laura Fisher.

     Surviving are his wife, Margaret Weber of Lewisville; two sons, Don of Woodsfield and Dale of Pataskala; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Rebecca) Huffman of Graysville; two brothers, Lawrence of Heath and Earl of Newark; a sister, Zelda Betts of Lewisville; 10 grandchil­dren; 13 great-grandchildren.

     Friends will be received Thurs­day, 3 to 9 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Unit­ed Church of Christ, Lewisville, with the Rev. Marcia Werntz offici­ating.     

     Burial follows in Middle Church Cemetery near Lewisville.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Soci­ety, Monroe County Unit, 106 N. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 or The Hospice of Guernsey Inc., P.O. Box 1537, Cambridge. Ohio 43725.

 

 

 

December 26, 1995

Death

Herman Stimpert

 

     Herman F. Stimpert, 90, Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, formerly of Barber Ridge Road, Lewisville, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995 at the center. He was born at Lewisville, Aug. 14, 1905, a son of the late Robert and Sarah Lafferre Stim­pert.

     He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lewisville United Methodist Church at Lewisville.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Schultheis Stimpert; two sons, Herman Jr. and Richard Stimpert; a sister, Ollie Frank; five brothers, George, Bert, Charlie, Clarence, and Waller Stimpert.

     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Betty)  Mahoney  of Woodsfield; a son. William R. Stimpert of Barnesville; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home. 3750 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, from 3 to 9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Vernon Stimpert officiating.  Burial in  Friendship Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions made to the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Activity Fund, 37930 Airport Road, Woodsfield. Ohio 43793.

 

 

 

November 27, 1995

DEATH

Emmie Briggs

 

     Emmie R. West Briggs, 60, of Lewisville, died Monday (Nov. 27, 1995) at Wheel­ing Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

     She was born June 2, 1935, near La Fayette, Ga., daughter of the late William L. and Octavia Manning.

     She was a homemaker and a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church, Lewisville.

     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cortland Manning and Tom Manning; and two half brothers, Mitchell Manning and De­forest Bailey.

     She leaves her husband, Gilbert E. Briggs of the home; three sons, Pymm West of Mongolia, Miss., Robert West of Slaughter, La., and John West of Norwich; a step­daughter. Pamela Briggs of Colum­bus; two sisters, Laura Carpenter of Acworth, Ga., and Opal Garbreath of La Fayette, Ga.; two half sisters, Angle Monroe and Hattie Miller, both of Georgia; a brother, Clarence Manning of La Fayette, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.

     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday with Lorna Brownfield officiating.

     Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Associ­ation, 1327 Market Ave., North Canton, OH 44714.

 

 

 

Death

Rosa Rush

 

     Rosa Rush, 88,   317 S. Main St., Woodsfield, died Friday, Aug. 8, 1997 at the Woodsfield Nursing     & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1908, in Muskingum  County, a daughter of the late Salthiel Bonifield and Rose Lee Sagle Bonifield.

     She was a member of the Laings Church of Christ.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her hus­band, Samuel P. Rush; an infant daughter, Virginia; two brothers; two sisters.

     Surviving are five daughters, Barbara Lucas of Woodsfield, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Reed of Graysville, Elsie Baker of Woodsfield, Mrs. James (Hazel) Pettay of Brook Park, Mrs. Charles (Faye) Parish of Woodlawn, Va.; a step­daughter, Mrs. James (Tillie)  Mareno of Akron; four sons, Damon Rush of Antioch, Virgil Rush of Quaker City, Clifford and Paul  Rush, both of Miltonsburg, a step-son, Sam Rush of Canton; 32 grandchildren; several step-grand-children, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, today at 1 p.m., with Donald Thompson officiating. Burial follows in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield.

 

 

 

August 11, 1994

WEDDING

Starr – Thomas

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Lynnette Ann Starr and Jeffery Allen Thomas were

united in marriage at 12:30 p.m. April 9 at the Woodsfield Church of Christ with Minister Sam Bartrug offici­ating the double ring ceremony.

     Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Starr of Cameron and Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas of Woodsfield.

     Members of the wedding party were Jenny Starr, maid

of honor; Billy Thomas, best man; Patty Snodgrass, Wilda Eikleberry, Brian Tomlin and Tommy Logston. Amber Sullivan served as flower girl and Scan Merrill as ring bearer.

     The reception was held at the Laings Community Cen­ter.     The lunch was prepared and served by friends from the Laings area.

     Following a wedding trip to Florida, the couple now resides on Bondi Ridge, Woodsfield.

 

 

 

January 30, 2003

DEATH

John Graham

 Source: Clarke Funeral Home

 

     John Dean Graham - Age - 84 of Lisbon, Ohio, passed away January 30, 2003 at the Salem Community Hospital - Salem, Ohio.

     He was born December 10, 1918 in Toronto, Ohio, the son of the late Ollie Dean and Jeanette Paterson Graham.    John Dean is a 1936 graduate of Toronto High School.

     He is retired as an agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Company and was retired as the owner and operator of the former Graham's Amoco Service Station in Toronto.

     John Dean was preceded in death by: Parents/ Wife - Ruth Eleanor Mathess Graham who passed away February 3, 1996 and whom he married July 2, 1945 / Sister: Jean L. Dorff who passed away in 1991.

     He is survived by: 2 Sons: Gregory L. Graham and wife Rose of Columbus, Ohio, Mark R. Graham and wife Mary Ann of Commercial Point, Ohio; 2 Brothers: Ellsworth "Pickle" Graham and wife Carol of Toronto, Harry Graham and wife Ann of Toronto; Sister: Helen Gray of Wellsville, Ohio; 3 Grandchildren / 1 great-granddaughter

     Private services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Toronto Union Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions in memory of John Dean may be made to the Toronto High School Alumni Association, 102 N. Third Street, Toronto, Ohio 43964, or a charity of the donor's choice.

     This Memorial Obituary provided by Clarke Funeral Home

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2002

ANNIVERSARY

Jarrett – Bunting

Source: Barnesville Enterprise

 

     Roger and Wanda Bunting of Beallsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 6. They were married in 1952 in Barnesville by the Rev. McKinley Bates.

     Wanda is the daughter of the late John and Clara Jarrett of Belmont. She is a former tele­phone operator for Ohio Bell and was also employed by the G. C. Murphy Co. of Barnesville. Roger is the son of the late Elmer and Lela Bunting of Barnesville. He is retired from the State of Ohio as coor­dinator of the Mine Rescue Team and worked for MSHA as a federal mine inspector.

     The couple are the parents of three daughters — Bonnie Hull and husband Bob of Bukhann, W.Va.; Darlene Straight and hus­band Darrin of Belmont and Teresa Gallagher and husband Ken of Beallsville.

     Grandchildren include Joshua Kinney and wife Patricia of Middleburg, Fla. and A.J. Thompson and Briann Gallagher of Beallsville. They have one great-grandson, C. J.

 

 

February  2004

ANNIVERSARY

Hoff – Wise

Source: Barnesville Enterprise

 

     William and Eileen (Hoff) Wise of Belmont will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, February 14, 2004.

     They were united in marriage by the Rev. George Varnes, at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Lewisville, Ohio.

     Eileen is the daughter of the late Ernest Hoff and Marcella (Hoff) Weber of Lewisville. William is the son of the late Weston and Dora Wise of Belmont They are the owners of Poverty Hollow Farm out­side of Belmont.

     They are the parents of three children, David Wise of Belmont, Deborah (Ron) Ault of Bethesda, and Daniel (Terri) Wise of Tucson, Arizona.

     They have five grandchildren, Crystal (Dave) Phillips of Bethesda, Bryan (Becky) Hull of Belmont, Megan, Justin and Brianna Wise of Belmont. They have four step grandchildren, two great grandchil­dren, Zachary and Heidi Hull, and three step great grandchildren.

     An anniversary open house is planned for Saturday, February 14 at the Belmont United Methodist Church from 1-4 p.m. The couple requests no gifts.

 

 

 

May 4, 2000

ANNIVERSARY

McGillon – Leasure

 

     Junior and Hester Leasure, Caldwell, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They would like to welcome their family and friends to help them celebrate on May 7 at an Open House at the Caldwell Community Center, from 2 - 4 p.m.

     Hester McGillon, daughter of the late Velma Wise Holiday and Junior E. Leasure, the son of the late Bert O. and Blanche Brown Leasure, were married on May 6, 1950 at Woodsfield, by J.V.A. Traylor.

     The couple has eight children, Irene and Ronnie Tidd, Newport Rt., Darlene and Rodney Bettinger, Caldwell R1., Donna Bennett. Delaware. Debbie and Hank Williams, Marietta Rt., Kandi McQueary, Marietta, Joyce Goff,

Mechele and Rodney Nichols, Beverly Rt., and Shawn Leasure, Caldwell. The Leasures, also have 16 grandchildren and 12 great ­grandchildren.

     Come help them celebrate on May 7. The couple requests no gifts, your presence will be their gift. Cards may be sent to the cou­ple at: 910 Belford Street, Caldwell, OH 43724.

 

 

 

September 18, 2003

DEATH

Arthur Miller

 

     Arthur L. Miller, 87, of Miller Rd., Woodsfield, died Sept. 10, 2003, at Morgantown Trauma Center as a result of a tragic' farming accident. He was born in Monroe County, Nov. 2, 1915, a son of the late Leonard Miller and Anna Hughes Miller.

     He was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, and a retired carpenter of Local 186 of Steubenville. He was a member of Monroe County Farmers and Sportsman Association for many years. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and pitching horse­shoes and farming.

     Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ruth Anna Gallagher Miller, of Woodsfield; five sons, David H. Miller, of the home, Gregory Arthur Miller and friend, Barb Garey, of Woodsfield, Mark Leon Miller, Woodsfield, Alan Christopher Miller and his wife, Patti, of Stoutsville, Brett Joseph Miller and   his   wife, Wilda, of Woodsfield;  five daughters, Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Rush, of Woodsfield,   Mrs.   Meredith (Linda) Kahrig, of Woodsfield, Mrs. James (Wanda) Monahan, of Barnesville, Marilyn Ruth Wells, of Wooster, Mrs. Jim (Kimberly) Johnston, of Powell;  sister;  Mrs.  Elmer  (Helen)   Thonen,    of   Mt. Pleasant; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sis­ter, Eloise Archer; three broth­ers, Paul, Eugene and Henry Miller.

     Friends were received Sept. 12 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 13 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Vigil service was held Sept 12 at the funeral home.

 

 

HORSESHOE

Tourney Winner

Arthur Miller

 

     Arthur L. Miller took first place in a Horseshoe Pitching contest held in Bremen. He received $I00 in prize money.

     Miller took third place at the state tournament in Greenville and fourth place in the world tournament, which was held in Hibbing. Minnesota.

 

 

June 23, 2003

BIRTHDAY

Twila Ball

 

     Twila Ball will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 20th. Twila was born to the late Morgan and Annie (Polls) Tilton, in East Liverpool, Ohio, but has been a resident of Noble County for most of her 90 years.

     Twila was married to Richard Ball in 1934 and they celebrated their 61st anniversary before he passed away in 1995, They owned and operated Ball's Market in Caldwell for many years.

     They have four children, Judy Kilburn of Lewisville; Jeaneen (Clyde) Morland of Zanesville; Steve (Sandy) Ball of Caldwell; and Mike (Patty) Ball of North Royalton.

     Mrs. Ball has 11 grandchil­dren, 14 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grand­child.

     She attended the All-Alumni Banquet as a graduate of 1931 (72 years).

     There was an early family cel­ebration honoring her on May 28th at The Sandwich Shoppe in Caldwell.

     Those attending were her granddaughter, great-grand­daughter and great-great-grand­son from Florida and Georgia.

     Please help Twila celebrate her 90in with notes and cards, Her address is: Twila Ball, 804 Spruce Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724.

 

 

 

March 16, 2000

MARRIAGE

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Moore

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Danny Moore were united in marriage March 12, 1999. Kayla Simmons, daughter of the bride, attended the ceremony. 

     Parents of the couple are Carl and Mary Ellen Eikleberry, Woodsfield, Marilyn Schuman, Sistersville, Raymond Moore, Wick, W. Va.

     Grandparents or the couple are Dorothy Thomas, Woodsfield. Amos Eikleberry, Sardis and George Robison, Sistersville.

     The couple has four children, Danny II and Allen Moore. Cody and Kayla Simmons. The family resides near Woodsfield.

     Following a short honeymoon the couple was welcomed home with cake and gifts by Carl and Mary Ellen Eikleberry, Steven, Paula, Tracy and Trisha Eikleberry and the couple’s four children.

 

 

 

March 22, 2000

DEATH

Lloyd Hannahs

Source: Daily Jeffersonian

 

     Services will be 1 p. m. Monday at Guernsey Memory Gardens, for Lloyd  B.  Hannahs, 76, of Quaker City, who died Wednesday (March  22, 2000) at his home.

     The Rev, Jim Lee will officiate. There will he no calling hours observed.

     He was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Calais, son of the late Glen and Patience (Carpenter) Hannahs.

     Mr. Hannahs was retired, having served as an operating engineer of local 18. He was a member of Quaker City Masonic Lodge 500 F&AM, the VFW, and American Legion,  both of Barnesville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WorId War II.

     He was preceded in death by two brothers; and a sister.

     He leaves his wife, Betty Eleanor (Carpenter) Hannahs of the home; three sons. Rusty (Angela) Hannahs of Salesville, Terry Hannahs of Kimbolton and Johnny (Marie) Hannahs of Pennsylvania; a daugh­ter, Mrs. Don (Linda) Harper of Quaker City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

     Thorn Black Funeral Home, Quaker City, is in charge of the arrangements.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey Inc.

 

 

 

March 2000

DEATH

Hulda Young

Source: Daily Jeffersonian

 

     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Hulda Young (nee Landefeld), 92, of Miltonsburg Community, Woodsfield, who died Monday (March 27, 2000) at her home.

     Paul H Young Jr. will officiate. Burial will be m The Miltonsburg Cemetery.

     Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until services on Friday at the funeral home.

     She was born June 18, 1907, in St Louis, Mo,, daughter of the late George and Amanda (Meusch) Landefeld.

     Mrs. Young was the last surviving child of the six Landefeld brothers and sisters, who emigrated from Obergude, Germany, to Monroe County, Ohio, between 1865 and 1885.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Young Sr., on May 20, 1988.

     She leaves a daughter, Judith Ann Young of Washington, D.C.; a son, Paul F. (Barbara) Young Jr. of Columbus; three grandchildren, Lisa Lee of Stockton, Calif., Bret Young of Washington, D.C., and Sara Young of Madison. Wis.;  two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Bo Lee; a brother-in-law, Richard Riemenschneider of Zanesville.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Miltonsburg Cemetery Association, c/o David Landefeld, 49890 Keylor-Hill Road, Woodsfield, OH 43791

 

 

 

March 1, 1999

ENGAGEMENT

Miller- Wentzel

Source: Caldwell Journal Leader

 

     Louis (Jim) and Mary (Belle) Miller of Sarahsville wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tami Sue Miller to Steven E. Wentzel.

     Steven is the son of Philip and Virginia Wentzel of Cambridge.

     The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Shenandoah High School. She is currently working at Kroger's in Cambridge.

     Steve is a 1989 graduate of Cambridge High School. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and is now in the National Guard. Steve is also employed at Kroger's in Cambridge.

     The wedding will be July 3, 1999 at St. Stephen Church.

 

 

 

January 25, 1999

MARRIAGE

Bailey – Miller

Source: Caldwell Journal – Leader

 

      Mr. and Mr. Richard Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller would like to announce the recent marriage of their children. Amy Bailey and Shon Miller were married in the First Church of Christ on January 2, 1999. The private ceremony was performed by Loran Dace in the presence of Amy and Shon's par­ents and grandmother, Gladys Miller.

     The couple resides in their new home in Caldwell.

 

 

 

 

 

March 8, 1999

BIRTHDAY

Alexis Carpenter

Source: Caldwell Journal - Leader

 

     Hi! My name is Alexis Faith Carpenter. I turn one year old March 10, 1999. I reside in Calais with my par­ents Kenneth and Rebecca Carpenter. My proud grand­parents are William and Pamela Stephen, Janet and Travis Wells, and Richard and Pat Carpenter. My great-grandparents are Gervis and Wanda Leach, and Donna and the late William Stephen Sr., I also have many aunts and uncles who love me,

     I would like to wish my great-grandparents Gervis and Wanda Happy Anniversary on March 9th.

     I would also like to wish Happy Birthday to my daddy, uncle D.J., and a Happy 18th Birthday to Peggy and my Aunt Barbie.

 

 

 

 

 

IN SERVICE

William Kremer George Kremer

 

     Judge and Mrs. T. J. Kremer re­ceived word New Year's Day that their sons, First Lieutenant William C.  Kremer    and    First Lieutenant  George A. Kremer, both B-24 Commanders,   stationed   at   the   same heavy   bombardment   base of the 15th AAF in Italy, were missing in action.   The   word   was   received through a letter written by the co­pilot on Lt. George Kremer's crew.

     About  four weeks ago George brought In his plane from a mission badly battered, in which the co-pilot was injured and has since been confined to a hospital.   Lt. Kremer received commendation at that time for bringing his crew  and plane back safely.  The bombardier on George's crew also did not go on the last mission. 

     The letter from the copilot stated all the crew on George's plane were seen to bail out and land safely.  William's plane did not return from his mission.

     The Kremer brothers have been together since pre-flight school. They soloed at the same time and graduated as combat pilots from ad­vanced flying school at Lubbock Field, Texas, together, February 8, 1944. They were last home about four months ago.

A daughter, Pvt. Margaret King, of the Marine Corps, is stationed in San Diego, California. Their eigh­teen year old brother, John D. Kre­mer, S 2/c, finished his "boot" train­ing at Great Lakes, Illinois, Decem­ber 7th. Following a week's leave at his home here, he was sent to Fort Pierce, Florida, an amphibian base, where he has been classified as a Diesel Engineer and will re­ceive several weeks training.

(NOTE: George Andrew Kremer married Lois Eileen Ludwig.)

 

 

 

IN SERVICE

Virgil Kress

 

     A/3c Virgil J. Kress, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kress, of 337 S. Main Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, has completed his AF basic air­men indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the “Gateway to the Air Force."

     Lackland,  situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training,   for   men and women, headquarters of the  Human   Re­source Research Center, and home of AFs Officer Candidate School.

     His basic training prepared him for entrance into Air Force tech­nical training and for assignment in specialized work.    The course included a scientific evaluation of  his   aptitude and inclination for following  a   particular  vocation  and career.                       

     Kress is now stationed in Colo­rado. His new address is A/3c Virgil J. Kress, A. F. 15-472-296, 3428th Student Squadron, Box Number H-8224, Lowery Air Force J Base, Colorado.

 

 

IN SERVICE

Leo Horseman

 

     Cpl. Leo T. Horseman, who is stationed in Alaska, is shown here with some fish he caught in Alas­ka. Following is a letter he wrote to his uncle, John Briggs, of Woodsfield:      

     Dear Uncle John:

     Just a few lines in answer to your letter I received the other day, and was glad to know you all were well. This leaves me feeling just fine. Well, sometimes our mail comes right through in four days and other times it takes quite a while longer.

     It is good fishing up here in the land of the "Midnight Sun." What do you and the rest think of these? I'll bet you and all the Monroe County fishermen that I have gone fishing with, would like to catch some like these. They are small to what we do catch.

    It has been 18 months since I came up here the last time. Well, tell everybody I know in good Old Monroe "Hello."

Your nephew,    Leo T. Horseman.

 

 

ENGAGEMENT

Sheryl Dietrich

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dietrich,  of Shalersville,  announce   the  engagement of their daughter, Sheryl Lucille, to George W. Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Brooks, of Mantua, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip  Kahrig,   of  Lewisville, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brooks of Woodsfield.

     Miss Dietrich was graduated from Crestwood High School and is em­ployed by the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company of Cleveland. She also attends Bohecker Business College in Ravenna. She is a mem­ber of Alpha Iota International Hon­orary Sorority.

     Also a graduate of Crestwood High School, Mr. Brooks is employed by the Ford Motor Company in Bedford.

     No date has been set for the wed­ding.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Z. H. Hanes

 

     Sunday, January 26, Mr. and Mrs. Z. H. Hanes celebrated their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Dean Oliver, in Summerfield.       

     A family dinner was enjoyed at noon  by the honored couple and their children.   They are the parents of seven children and have thirteen grandchil­dren and eleven great grandchildren.  The only deceased member of the entire family is one grandson, William Hanes.

     Those present for the family dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Luther Robinson,  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Allison and Charles   Sayre,   of   Millersburg;   Mr. and Mrs. George Lawhead and chil­dren, Jeff and Diane, of Wooster;  Mr. and  Mrs. Ralph  Doan,  Mrs. Ralph Reed and son, Jim, June Brotherton, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reed, of  Lakemore.

     Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hanes and friend, of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ehret and  son, Ronnie, of Massillon; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nowell, Dr. and Mrs. James McCormick and children. Rickie and Woodie Kay, of Zanesville; Mr. and Mrs. Ira B. Hanes and son, Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reed. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Oliver, Mildred Hannum, and the honored   ones,   Mr.   and  Mrs.  Z.  H. Hanes, all of Summerfield.

     During the afternoon several friends and neighbors called at the home to  offer their congratulations. The callers during this time included: Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Nalley, of Woodsfield,  Robert Nowell,  of Anchorage, Alaska; Robert  Mathers,  of  Cambridge;  Mr., and Mrs.  Earl Day,  Guy VanFossen; and daughter, Jerry, of Summerfield.

     Mr. and Mrs. Hanes are around 87 years of age and have been residents of the Summerfield community nearly all of the sixty-four years of their mar­ried life. They were   residents of Woodsfield several years ago.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY

Yoss – Mowder

 

      An Interesting and impressive social function of last Sunday was that arranged in celebration of the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.  H. Mowder, at their home on Center Street, Woodsfield. 

     Open house was observed between the hours of 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

     The house was artistically decorated with cut flowers throughout the various rooms. Refreshments were served. The honored guests were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts.

     Mr. and Mrs. Mowder were united in marriage in 1891, Mrs. Mowder being the former Anna Eliza Yoss. On this 48th anniversary the following persons were present who were also present on the happy day nearly a half-century ago:  L. K. Ott and Miss Hattie Ott, of Belmont; O. M. Baker, of Akron; Mrs. Carl Huffman and Mrs. Earl Cehrs, of Wheeling; Mrs. D. J. Yoss and Henry Holtsclaw, of Woodsfield R. 1, and J. E. Mowder, of Woodsfield R. 5.  More than three hundred friends and neighbors paid their respects during the day.

     Mr. and Mrs. Mowder are the parents of two daughters and three sons: Mrs. R. O. Roth, Mrs. Herman Zerger, of Woodsfield; David and Otto Mowder; of Alledonia, and Mont Mowder, of Powhatan. There are ten grandchildren, all of whom were present on this occasion.

 

 

 

DEATH

Ambrose Schumacher

 

     Commissioner and Mrs. Leo Schumacher received the following let­ter in regard to the death of their son, Private Ambrose L. Schumacher, who was killed in action while serving with the U. S. Marine Corps on Iwo Jima on March 3rd. The letter follows:

     My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher:

     It is with deep feeling I write to you regarding your son, Ambrose L. Schumacher,  D Co.,  2nd Bn,  28th Marines, 5th Division, who paid the supreme sacrifice for his country. Until now I have been unable to write to you to express the deepest sympathy of our Company for your great loss.

     Of all the men of the Company that lived together, there was none more highly respected. He was always an example of courage and inspiration to the men of the Company. As Company Commander, I came to know the men both as soldiers and as personal friends.

     Your son proved himself a cap­able soldier and while moving for­ward was hit by shrapnel and in­stantly killed. His body was later buried in the 5th Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima.

     While I know my letter will be of little consolation in your grief, I do want to express the sincere sympathy of all your son's friends while serving in my Company.

Very Sincerely

1st Lt. H. L. Schrier, USMC

 

 

 

DEATH

Floyd Jeffers

 

     Mrs. Doris Jeffers received a tele­gram from the War Department last Thursday morning that her hus­band, T/Sergeant Floyd Forrest Jeffers, was killed in action somewhere in Germany on May 1st. He was 25 years old December 25, 1944.

     T/Sergeant Jeffers was inducted into the Army April 30, 1942, and had only been overseas since Feb­ruary, 1945. Previous to his induc­tion he was employed by the Her­cules Motor Co. in Canton.

     Surviving are his wile, Mrs. Doris Ludwig Jeffers; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Jeffers; two sisters, Mrs. Oreton Beaver, of Sewickley, Pa., and Mrs. Duane Beaver, of Tiltonsville, and one brother, Wade, who is serving with the Merchant Marines.

 

 

IN SERVICE

Fred Paulus

 

     Staff' sergeant Fred A. Paulus, aerial engineer and gunner, son of Mrs. Rosa E. Holf, East Marietta street, Woodsfield, Ohio. (S/Sergeant Paulus is reported missing since a mission over Germany Sep­tember 27th.)

(NOTE: Fred, son of Asher Paulus and Rosa Koehler)

 

 

 

1957

BIRTHDAY

Elizabeth Jeffers

 

     Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffers, of Woodsfield, quietly observed her ninety-ninth birthday anniversary on Fri­day, March 15th. She resides with Mrs. S. S. Pyles at 402 South Main Street, Woodsfield.

     Mrs. Jeffers has been a resident of Monroe County  her  entire life, having been born on a farm near Cranesnest Creek. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Nancy Grant Roth.  Her husband, Marion Jeffers, died sixty-two   years ago. For the past thirty years she has resided with her children, spending much of the time with her son, Charles Jeffers, on South Main Street.

     Mrs. Jeffers has two daughters, Mrs. Fred Holtsclaw, of Belmont, Ohio, and Mrs. Martha Jones, of San Bernardino, California, and two sons, Charles and John Jeffers, both of Woodsfield. Sixteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren, complete the family circle. John Roth, of Woodsfield, is Mrs. Jeffers  half-brother.

     Mrs. Jeffers is enjoying very good health, and has a keen memory. She: can quote many of the poems from the old McGuffey's Readers. It is thought that "Grandma" Jeffers is the oldest resident of Monroe County.

(NOTE: Elizabeth, daughter of Christian Roth and Nancy Grant. Elizabeth’s brother – Nicholas Roth who married Louisa Ludwig.)

 

 

 

 

Miltonsburg Play

Station XMAS

 

     "Station X-M-A-S," to be given at the Miltonsburg Community Club annual Christmas program on Tuesday evening, December 23rd, at "eight o'clock. Cast includes Martha Groves, Edith Reischman and Beatrice SIoan,  Hulda Young, Hazel Reischman and Beatrice Landefeld. The school children will also give a pro­gram. Santa Claus will be present, too. Everyone please bring cof­fee cups, spoons and sandwiches for their own family. Everybody welcome.

(NOTE: Hulda, wife of Paul E. Young. Beatrice, wife of James E. Sloan.)

 

 

 

 

 

IN SERVICE

Frank Brooks

 

     Honor man in his class of aircraft mechanics, Private First Class Frank N. Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brooks, Center Street, Woodsfield, O., was graduated last week from the technical school here in the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command.

     Pfc. Brooks was presented with a diploma bearing the signature of Major-General Walter R. Weaver, commanding general for the AAF TTC.  

     A graduate of Woodsfield High School, Pfc. Brooks was an aircraft engine inspector at Patterson Field, Fairfield, 0., until he was sworn into the service on October 6, 1942.

     Pfc. Brooks has two brothers in the service, Lieut. Roman L. Brooks, U.S. Navy, of Boston, Mass., and Cpl. Paul A. Brooks, who is in North Africa.

     According to word received by his parents, Frank has been pro­moted to Corporal and transferred to Chanute Field, Illinois. His new address is CpL Frank N. Brooks, 4th T.S. a. Barracks 139, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois.

(Note: son of Leo J. Brooks and Catherine J. Weisend)

 

 

 

 

 

WEDDING

Butler - Kress

 

     Lt. Phyllis Ann Butler, of the U. S. Army Nurses-Corps, daughter of Mrs. Anna Butler, of Lake City, Minnesota, became the bride of Lt. Joseph Richard Kress, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kress, of 106 Maple Avenue, Woodsfield, Ohio, on Friday, February tenth, at a Nuptial Mass, in Terenne Kasserine Chapel, Zweibrucken, Germany.  The Rev Father Hum­mel was the celebrant.

     The bride was given in marriage by C.W.O. Edward Downey.

     Angelina Navilazo attended the bride as her matron of honor.   

     Captain Paul Meyer groom's attendant.   

     Ushers were Captain Roberts,  Lt. Slusher and Lt. Hart.       

     The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Officers Club. Later the happy couple left on a tour through Southern France and  Germany.  They now reside at their apartment at Sweibrucken, Germany.

 

 

 

November 15, 1964

DEATH

Lowell Miracle

 

     Lowell Ivin Miracle of Lewisville route 2, died Thurs­day, November 15, 1964, in University Hospital, Columbus following an illness.

     He was born November 11, 1932, in Zanesville, son of Ivin and Lulu Fowler Miracle, who survive of Lewisville route 2. Mr. Miracle was self-employed as a dairy farmer for the past 22 years. He was a member of Stafford United Methodist Church and was presently ser­ving as a Franklin Township trustee. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and had been former president of Skyvue Booster's Club in Graysville. Mr. Miracle serv­ed in U.S. Army during the Korean War.

     In addition to his parents, he leaves his wife, Eleanor Yockey Miracle of the home; one daughter, Gyl, and one son, Eric, both of the home; one sister, Mrs. John (Marilyn) Stimpert of Washington Cour­thouse; one niece and one nephew; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Wadna Yockey of Sycamore Valley.

     Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home where services were held Sunday with the Rev. Stephen Sparling officiating. Burial was in Sutherland Cemetery, Lewisville route.

     Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lowell Miracle to the Stafford United Methodist Church, c/o Norma Hughes, Route 2, Lewisville 43754.

 

 

1985

MARRIAGE

Raper - Winland

 

     On Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington, Deirdre Renee Raper and George Alan Winland were united in mar­riage. Randal Gerhes officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

     Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Raper of Cameron and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Winland of Lewisville.

     Melissa Raper was maid of honor, Cindy Forni was matron of honor, and Chuck Seebaugh was best man. Other attendants were: Valerie Crawford, Trina Wagnild, Joni Ramsay, Junior Winland, Mike Winland, Mat­thew Winland, Jeff Hyer and Jayme Wiggins. Barbara Winland and Jason Raper lit the candles. Mary Winland attended the guest book and Tiffi Ramsay was rice girl.

     A reception followed at the United Steel Workers Hall.

     Following a wedding trip to Blackwater Falls, they will reside in Cameron.

 

 

September 21, 1985

DEATH

Floyd Workman

 

     The Rev. Floyd L. Workman, Sr.,  71 of Barnesville, died Saturday in Barnesville Hospital. He was born May 21, 1914 at Bellaire, son of the late Amos and Leila Piper Workman.

     A retired Methodist minister having   served  charges  at Lewisville,   Barnesville  Main Street Church,   Delaware, Toronto,   Orangeville,  Lansing and Dennison he was a member of the North-East Ohio Confer­ence of Methodist ministers.  

     He was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

     Surviving are his wife, Roxie Rife Workman; a son, Floyd Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Billy (Joyce) Hupp of Toronto; sister,   Virginia  Redman of Glencoe;   five   grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

     Friends will be receded at Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home, Barnesville, after 1 p.m. today.  The body will lie in  state at the First United Methodist Church, Barnesville, from noon Tuesday until time of services at 2 p.m. Officiating at the services will  be Dr. Abraham Brandyberry, the Rev. Ron Hopkins and the Rev. John Jackson. Burial will follow in Crestview Cemetery of Barnesville.

 

 

 

November 1984

DEATH

Homer Kilburn

 

     Homer Sylvester Kilburn, 89, of 413 E. Marietta St. Woodsfield, died  8:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 17,1984) at the home of his son, Clyde Kilburn of Woodsfield.

     He was born Feb. 21, 1895, in Lewisville, son of the late Henry and Catherine Kahrig Kilburn. He was a retired Iumberman and a member of Woodsfield United Methodist Church. Mr. Kilburn was an Army veteran of World War I.

      His wife, Emma Bintz Kilburn, whom be married April 16, 1919, died April 11, 1973.

     He leaves one son Clyde of Woodsfield R.D. 3; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Leona) Leach of Barnesville and Mrs. Robert (Rita) Winland of Bremen; one sister, An­nie Neibch of Lewisville; six grand­children, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Kilburn; two grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

     Friends may call 7 to 1 p.m. Mon­day at the Watters Funeral Home here, when services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday with Earl Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

 

 

Gerald Christman Family

 

     GERALD EUGENE CHRISTMAN-son of Alva & Pauline KAHRIG CHRISTMAN- b-May 9, Seneca twp, Monroe Co., Lewisville, Ohio Grad-May 25, 1958 Beaver Local H.S., Batesville, Oh.  Served in U.S. Army Mar. 5,1963 - Mar. 4, 1965 Heavy Artillery Ft. Sill, Cailf.  Present occ-Heavy Equip. Operator- Valley Mining-Dennison, Ohio.  Present add-Box 4-21 St. Clairsville, Ohio,  married - May 12, 1961 J. V. A. Traylor home in Woodsfield, Ohio married to - MARY ELLA CARPENTER - daughter of Clyde & Slyza Mae LUCAS CARPENTER -  b-Mar. 12, 1943,   Grad-May 25, I960 Quaker City H. S.  Occ-Cash Register-Ohio Valley Mall 4 children:

1. CHRISTMAN, Rhonda Kay b-Aug. 24, 1966 Coshocton, Ohio Hospital

2. CHRISTMAN, Julie Ann b-June 30, 1968

3. CHRISTMAN, Lora Jean b-Fri. Dec. 3, 1971 Guernsey Memorial Hosp, Camb­ridge, Ohio 7 Ib 6-1/2 oz.

k. CHRISTMAN, David Eugene  b-Nov. 17, 1973

 

 

 

Ellis Christman Family

 

     ELLIS PHILLIP CHRISTMAN- son of Alva & Pauline KAHRIG CHRISTMAN-  b- Mar. 1, Monroe Co.  Grad-1961, May 26  Batesville H.S, Occ-Coal Miner-Nacco #6 Mine Present add- 59459 Eldon Rd. Quaker City, Oh. 43773 Mar-Aug. 1, 1969 Quaker City, Oh. Church of Christ. WIFE-BEATRICE ELAINE SIMERAL- daughter of Donald (deceased) & Esther CLARY SIMERAL- b-Dec. 8, 1950 Belmont Co., Barnesville, Oh.  Grad-May 26, 1968 Zane Trace H. S.  Occ-Housewife.

1 Child:

1. CHRISTMAN, Devin Michael b- Apr. 14, 1976, Guernsey Memorial.

 

 

 

April 28, 2005

Lewisville Hardware Grand Opening

Monroe County Beacon

 

     Lewisville Hardware Returns With Grand Opening Set for April 30, 2005  by Aleta Blackstone Staff Writer.

     The Lewisville community is pleased to welcome back a familiar landmark. Area people who have a loyally to the past, yet desire the convenience of the modern, will find that Lew­isville Hardware and General Store, LLC. is trying to satisfy both needs. Store owners, Scott and Debbie Seebach, are deter­mined to offer a small town atmosphere while providing quality products and services.

     The couple has fulfilled a long time desire lo own and operate a small business with the purchase of the well estab­lished Lewisville Hardware store. They have decided to build the business slowly, rely­ing heavily on community and customer suggestions. They plan to stock items which make the store handy and beneficial to the local people. Farm and oil field supplies, lumber, pipe and waterline are already available. L.E. Sommers Feed of Kidron will be supplying livestock feeds.

     At the present tome, the busi­ness will be family owned and  operated.  The   Seebachs  are planning an open house/grand opening to reintroduce themselves and the business to the community April 30.

     Lewisville Hardware has been part of the local community for nearly 75 years. Originally, the business housed in the

hardware store was separate from the warehouse. In the 1930's, John Christman owned the warehouse and ran it as a tobacco house. During that time, women in Lewisville found employment there if they chose to work outside the home. It was used as the gymnasium for the school. The first women's bas­ketball team in Monroe County played games there.

     The warehouse was sold to Eggers, owners of the hardware store in the late 1940's, and became part of the current business property. The store changed hands several times over the years - from the Eggers to the Wittenbrooks, two generations of KiIburns and now  the Seebachs, who will reopen the store April 30.

 

 

 

March 16, 2000

DEATH

Mildred Gray

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Mildred M. Gray, 90, of the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, formerly of 412 East Marietta St.. Woodsfield, died March 10, 2000, in the Wheeling Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1909, near Woodsfield, a daughter of the late George and Sivilla Rucker Moose.

     She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodsfield  United Methodist Church, Woodsfield.

     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Crawford (Martha Lee) Hines, Graysville, Betty Jean Sanders, Virginia Roehm, both of Erie, Pa.; 15 grand children; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse A. Gray, on Oct. 12, 1982; two sons, Bernard Gray and Eldredge Gray; four sisters,  Verna Roby, Pearl Dwyer, Ethel Dwyer, Gertrude Steed.

     Friends were received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, until time of services, March 13, with Rev. Lynda K. Masters and Rev. Travis Christman officiating.  Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

 

 

March 9, 2000

DEATH

Paul Wright

 

     Paul Edward Wright, 83, of Rt. 3, New Matamoras, died March 9, 2000 at Arbors of Marietta. He was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Sistersville, a son of the late James Thomas Wright and Eva Mae Wright.

     He was a laborer and an Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are two sisters, Phyllis Metheney and Mabel Joy, both of New Matamoras.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Wright, Earl Wright, Robert Wright; a sister, Esther Wright.

     Friends were received at Hadley Funeral Home, New  Matamoras, March 13, until time of service, with Rev. Claye Folger officiating.  Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.

 

 

 

March 30, 2000

DEATH

Helen Keylor

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Helen M. Keylor, 80, of 106 East Marietta St., Woodsfield, died March 21, 2000, in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield.  She was born at Lewisville, May 4, I919, a daughter of the late Walter and Jessie Cronin Feiner.

     She was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ, a member of the Ladies Women of Moose, Lodge 2247, Woodsfield.

     Surviving  are two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Janet) Keevert, Woodsfield, Mrs. Bill (Patty) Powell, Columbus; three sons, Walter Keylor and his wife, Barbara, Woodsfield, Larry Keylor and his wife, Cheryl, Woodsfield, Fred Keylor and his wife, Alice, Woodsfield;  seven grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph L. Feiber.

     Friends were received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, March 24, where funeral  services were held March 25, with  Keith Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey,  P.O. Box 1537, Cambridge, OH 43725.

 

 

 

 

DEATH

Frederick Bates

 

     Frederick “Fred” A. Bates, 85, of 26481 Twp., Rd. 216, Summerfield, died Feb. 2, 2000, in the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta. He was born Nov 1, 1914 near Summerfield, a son of the late Roy and Ethel Clark Bates. 

     He was a retired farmer and a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield. He was also a member and former director of the Guernsey/Noble Feeder Calf Association for 12 years.

     Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. Brice (Norma Jean) Hannahs, of  Summerfield,  Mrs. Terry (Kathy) Wiley, of Summerfield;  two sons,  David Bates and his wife Cindy, of Lancaster, Gary Bates and his wife, Patty, of Dansville, Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Dallas "Jinx”  (Pearl) Allbritain, of Summerfield; three brothers, Earl Bates and his wife, Phyllis, of Sarahsville, Eugene Bates and his wife Roberta, of Quaker City, Bert Bates  and his wife, Emma of Jerusalem; 17 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita G, Batten Bates on Jan. 19, 1998; two brothers, Jack Bates and Joseph Bates.

     Friends were received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Feb. 4. Friends were then received at the Summerfield, Church of Christ, Summerfield, until time of serv9ce Feb. 5, with Minister Frank Live officiating. Burial followed in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

 

 

June 18, 1959

MARRIAGE

Kahrig - Kaiser

 

     Miss Lillian Kahrig became the bride of Otto Kaiser on Saturday evening, April eighteenth, at half after seven o'clock at St. John's United Church of Christ (Evangelical and Reformed) near Lewisville.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kahrig, of Lewisville. Mrs. Rena Kaiser and the late Henry Kaiser, of Woodsfield, are the parents of the bridegroom.

     The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. George W. Varns.

      The church was decorated with ferns, hydrangea, carnations and oth­er flowers, with two seven - branch candelabra on each side of the altar.

     A half hour of nuptial music was played by Mrs. Amos DeWitt. Mrs. Lewis Kahrig sang several vocal se­lections, among them. "I Love You Truly," chosen by the bride and bridegroom.

     Miss Edilene Kahrig, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

     Mr. Jerome Kaiser served his brother as best man.       

     The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her gown was waltz length of nylon and acetate lace over acetate taffeta. Her veil, attached to an exquisite coronet of lace embroid­ered with pearls and sequins, was a cloud of nylon illusion in ballerina length. She carried out the tradition of something old, new, borrowed, blue, and a penny in her shoe. Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. She carried a white Bible topped with an orchid.

     Miss Kahrig wore a waltz length formal of blue nylon net over taf­feta. She carried a bouquet of spring flowers.

     Mrs. Kahrig, mother of the bride, wore a navy dress of acetate rayon.

     The new Mrs. Kaiser has been employed at Berry's Cash Market.

     The groom is employed at the Robinson Clay Division near Strasburg.

     Following the wedding a reception was held at Fellowship Hall near Lewisville.

     Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser are residing for the present near Strasburg.       

 

 

 

DEATH

Patience Hannahs

 

     Mrs. Patience C. Hannahs, (nee Carpenter)  85,  Lewisville died at 12:30 a.m. today (Aug. 2, 1977) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eunice Christman, with whom she resided.

     She was born Aug. 12,  1891 in Monroe County, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Emily Jones Carpenter, and was a member of  Trinity  United Church of Christ.

     In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Hannahs leaves three sons, Harold Hannahs of Barnesville R. D. 1, Wayne of Barnesville R. D. 2, Lloyd of Quaker City R. D. 2; 15 grandchildren, 28 great­ grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Carpenter, Lewisville R. D. 1, Mrs. Mae Hannahs, Summerfield, Mrs. Mary Ann Coultas. Zanesville, and Mrs. Agnes Wehr, Batesville. Her husband, Glenn, died in 1971.

      Friends may call at Brubach Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

     Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Nippert officiating. Burial will be in Calais Cemetery.

 

 

1979

DEATH

Marcella Burkhart

 

     Mrs. Marcella M Burkhart, (nee Archer) 73, of 419 South Main Street, Woodsfield, died Sunday evening, March 11, in Noble County, of an apparent heart attack. She was enroute home after at­tending a Catholic Women's Club meeting at Byesville.

     She was born March 18, 1905, at Lewisville, the daughter of the late Ed­ward and Theresa Raab Archer.

     Mrs. Burkhart was a member of St. Sylvester's Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Club of that church.

     Mrs.  Burkhart had one daughter proceding her in death, Mary Ann.

     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Daniel J. (Sue Clare) O'Regan, of Jersey City, N.J.; Mrs. Charles (Patricia} Rousenberg, of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. John (Regina) Swartout, of Topeka, Kansas;  two sons, David L. Burkhart, of Chatta­nooga, Tenn., and Larry Burkhart, of Woodsfield;  one brother, Joseph Archer, of Greencastle, Ind., and four sisters, Mrs.  Clotilda Wagner and Mrs. Amelia Burkhard, of Zanesville; Miss Madge Archer, of Burbank, Calif., and Mrs. Lucy Block, of Lyle, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

     Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral   Home, Woodsfield, Wednesday afternoon and evening. Rosary devotions were held on Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the funeral home.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be held this Thursday morning at ten o’clock at St. Sylvester's Church, with  Msgr. Robert A. Brown officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

 

 

DEATH

Eva Hoff

 

     Mrs. Eva Matilda Hoff, 85, of Lewisville,  died Thursday morning, March 29, at three o'clock in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville.

     She was born June 21, 1893, in Monroe County, a daughter of the late George and Mary Young Smith.

Mrs. Hoff was a mem­ber of the Lewisville Uni­ted Methodist Church. Her husband, George Hoff, preceded here in death April 6, 1956.

     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Matz of Lewisville; one grandson; four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters. Mrs. Mary Schneider of Merrill, Wis.; Mrs. Freda Smith of Dalton and Mrs. Lyria Kestner of Massillon, and four brothers; Henry Smith of Lewisville; Charles Smith and Elmer Smith, of Dalton and Fred Smith of Summerfield.

     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home. Woodsfield, with Rev. Randy Cetorelli offic­iating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

 

February 10, 2000

DEATH

Raymond Haffner

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Raymond C. "Bud" Haffner, 86, of 49462 SR 26, Beallsville, died Feb. 2, 2000, in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling. He was born at Pittsburgh, on June 6,  1913, a son of the late George and Crescentia Madl Haffner.

     He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of the former Conalco Corporation in Hannibal. He was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield.

     Surviving are his wife Loretta Haren Haffner, whom he married on Nov. 16,  1936; a daughter, Mrs.  Ronald (Caroline) Watters, of  Woodsfield; two sons,  Jacob Haffner and his wife, Mary Kay, of Beallsville,  Raymond P. Haffner, of the home,  two grandsons, Jeffrey Haffner and his wife, Kelle, of Waterford, Ryan Watters, of Woodsfield, a step-grand son, Bruce A. Watters and his wife, Joy, of Woodsfield, two great-granddaughters, Megan Haffner and Carly Haffner, both of Waterford; a step-great-granddaughter, Kara Watters, of Woodsfield, several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers.

     Friends were received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Feb. 6.

     Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated Feb. 7 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Monsignor Thomas C. Petronek as the celebrant. Burial followed in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Ozark.

     Vigil services were held Feb. 6 at the funeral home.

    

    

 

February 10, 2000

Frederick Bates

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Frederick “Fred” A. Bates, 85, of 26481 Twp. Rd. 216, Summerfield, died February 2, 2000, in the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta. He was born Nov. 1, 1914, near Summerfield, a son of the late Roy and Ethel Clark Bates.

     He was a retired farmer and a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield.  He was also a member and former director of the Guernsey/Noble Feeder Calf Association for 12 years.

     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brice (Norma Jean) Hannahs, of Summerfield, Mrs. Terry (Kathy) Wiley, of Summerfield; two sons, David Bates and his wife, Cindy, of Lancaster, Gary Bates and his wife, Patty, of Dansville, Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Dallas “Jinx” (Pearl) Allbritain, of Summerfield; three brothers, Earl Bates and his wife, Phyllis, of Sarahsville, Eugene Bates and his wife, Roberta, of Quaker City, Bert Bates and his wife, Emma, of Jerusalem, 17 grandchildren; 32 Great-grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.       

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita G. Batten Bates on Jan. 19, 1998; two brothers, Jack Bates and Joseph Bates.

     Friends were received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Feb. 4.  Friends were then received at the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, until time of services Feb. 5, with Minister Frank Live officiating. Burial followed in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

 

 

March 30, 2000

DEATH

Hilda Robb

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

     Hilda E. Chappell Robb, 93, Boston Road, Jerusalem, died March 23, 2000 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Nov 5, 1906 in Somerset Township, a daughter of the late Edward and Clara Reischman Miller.

     She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, and a member of Somerton Grange.

     Surviving are four sons, Charles Bernard Chappell, Oberlin, Hubert Leland Chappell, Barnesville, Frank Carter Chappell, Clarington, George Edward Chappell, Jerusalem; three daughters, Virginia Maharg, Celina, Clare Carnett, Elyria, Ruth Beyer, Amherst; two sisters, Ada Atkinson, Batesville, Viola Lynn, Columbus; 36 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Carter Chappell; second husband, Theodore Robb; three daughters, Dorothy Chappell, Mary Carpenter, Nina Pauline Chappell; six brothers; four sisters.

     Friends were received March 26 and 27 at Campbell-Plumly Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 27 at St., John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, with Fr. Tom Petronek officiating. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery, Miltonsburg.

     Christian Wake Service was held March 26 in the funeral home.