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November 27, 1981

MARRIAGAE

Christman-Shoemaker

Source: Spirit of Democracy

 

†††† Rhonda Lynn Christman and Donald Philip Shoemaker Jr., were united in marriage on Saturday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. Michael Davis, Minister of the Summerfield Church of Christ, performed the double ring ceremony.

†††† The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Christman, Route 1, Lewisville. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Shoemaker of Omaha, Nebraska.

†††† Karen Christman served her niece as maid of honor with cousins of the bride serving as follows: Doug Rubel as ring bearer, Debra and Danielle Christman as flower girls, Jennifer Christman, guest book attendant, and Christine Rubel as rice attendant. The bride's brother, Kyle, served as usher and the bridegroom's brother, Steve was best man.

†††† Rhonda, who chose to wear her mother's wedding gown for her wedding, was escorted to the altar by her father.

†††† Rehearsal dinner was held at the Bear Creek Steak House, Cambridge, Ohio.

†††† Mrs. Shoemaker is a graduate of Skyvue High School and attended Agricultural Technical institute of Wooster, Ohio. Mr. Shoemaker graduated from Dublin High School in Dublin, Ohio, attended Agricultural Technical Institute, and graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

†††† Both Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker are employed in golf course maintenance in Dublin, Ohio. The couple toured Ohio for their wedding trip and are currently residing in Columbus before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, where the groom has accepted employment as Superintendent of Park Meadows Golf Club.

 

 

ANNIVERSARY

Thompson-Hall

 

†††† Cecil and Fran Hall of Cambridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2002.

††††† On June 22, 1952, Fran Thompson, daughter of the late H. A. and Louella Thompson, and Cecil Hall, son of the late Homer and Anna Hall, were united in marriage at Quaker City Methodist Church.

†††† Mrs. Hall retired from Shenandoah Inn Plaza, where she served as a food server and supervisor.

†††† Mr. Hall retired from the East Guernsey School District, where he served as a teacher.

†††† The couple have a son, Steve (Deanna) of Salesville, three daughters, Mrs. Sonny (Vicki) of Florida, and twins, Mrs. Mark (Tina) Secrest of Belmont, and Mrs. Mark (Teresa) Wells of Quaker City.

†††† Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren complete the family circle.

†††† Family and friends are invited to an open house hosted by the couple's children on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 30 West Quaker City.

†††† The couple request no gifts.

†††† Cards and well wishes may be sent to the couple at 30 West Main Street, Quaker City, Ohio 43773.

 

 

 

2003

DEATH

Frank'Cliff' Alwine

 

†††† Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Quaker City, for Frank Clifford "Cliff" Alwine, 50 of Quaker City, who died Monday January 20, 2003 at Barnesville Hospital Emergency Room.

†††† The Reverend Carol Touvell will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.

†††† Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

†††† He was born January 27, 1952, in Millwood Township, Guernsey County, son of the late Charles C. and Mabel Irene Miller Alwine.

†††† Mr. Alwine was a former employee of NCR. He was co-owner of Lingo's Hardware, and owner of Temp-Trol Air Conditioning. He was also a self-employed farmer.

†††† He was a former member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Barnesville.

†††† He loved hunting and spending time with his friends.

†††† He was a 1970 graduate of Zane Trace High School, and a member of the National Guard during the Vietnam Era.

†††† He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Greg (Angel) Lake of Fairview, Mrs. Shawn (Chasity) Lake of Quaker City and Heather Alwine of Zanesville; his former wife, C. J. Mellon Troy of Zanesville; three sisters, Leota Alwine (Fred McKinney) of Quaker City, Mary Ann Davis of Richardson, Texas, and Mrs. Eugene (Janice) Canel of Granada Hills, California; two aunts, Martha White and Naomi White, both of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Desiree Alwine, Bobby Alwine, Corey Lake, Chandra Lake, Carissa Lake, Spencer Lake and Caden Lake; two nieces and three nephews and several cousins.

 

 

 

October 21.1999

DEATH

Rodney Morris

 

†††† Rodney R. Morris, 96, of Cambridge, died Wednesday September 29, 1999 at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

†††† He was born May 4, 1903, in Guernsey County, son of the late Charles T. and Barbara Christman Morris.

†††† Mr. Morris retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

†††† He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Law Morris, whom he married August 22, 1925, and who died December 13, 1994; a grandson, David Morris; three sisters, Mary Lorena, Freda Swank and Beryl Dearth; four brothers, Philip, Frank, Allen and Richard Morris.

†††† He leaves a son Roy L. (June) Morris of Cambridge; three grandsons, Tim Morris of Panama City, Florida; Barry (Ingrid) Morris of Winter Spring, Florida; and Steven (Denise) Morris of Tampa, Florida; a granddaughter, Mrs. Kevin (J.J.) Smith of Cambridge; five great grandchildren, BradleyMorris and Sydney Alexandra Morris of Winter Spring, Florida, Tayler Renee Morris, Emily Nicole Morris and Steven Bradley Morris II of Tampa, Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

†††† Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home, Cambridge, where services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Reverend Dr. Terry Litten officiating.

†††† Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 641 Steubenville Avenue, Cambridge, Ohio 43725.

 

 

October 21, 1999

DEATH

Eunice Coss

 

†††† Eunice E. Coss, 86 of 50289 SR 145, Woodsfield, Miltonsburg Community, died October 12, 1999, at her home. She was born near Rinard Mills, on November 24, 1912, a daughter of the late Elisha H. and Bessie D. Moore Dillon.

†††† She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, near Lewisville, where she was also a member of the Women's Guild. She was a former 4-H advisor in Monroe County, and was also a former village councilwoman of the Village of Miltonsburg.

††† Surviving are a son, Gary E. Coss and his wife Magdelen of North Canton; two daughters, Mrs. William (Dianne) Briggs, of Woodsfield, Mrs. Dennis (Rita) Wallick, of Dover; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

†††† In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James T. "Tommy" Coss, on August 7, 1990; a daughter Helen Coss, in 1945; a brother, Carl H. Dillon; a great granddaughter, Cortney Lynn Ebie.

†††† Friends were received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, October 15, where funeral services were held October 16, with Reverend William L. Worcester III officiating. Burial followed in Miltonsburg Cemetery, Miltonsburg.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4916 Hills and Dales Road, Canton, Ohio 44708 or to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 37345 Lewisville-Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

 

March 30, 1995

DEATH

Earl Skaggs

 

†††† Earl N. Skaggs, 97, of Bethesda died March 22, 1995, in Barnesville Hospital. He was born May 4, 1897, in Shady Spring, West Virginia, a son of the late Andrew A. and Florence Opal Reed Skaggs.

†††† He was a retired district manager of the Equitable Life Insurance Company in Bellaire, a member of Friends Church, East Richland, and a Marine veteran of World War I serving in France. He was founder of the Bethesda Senior Citizens and was instrumental in helping start the Barnesville Senior Citizens.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Leona Carpenter Skaggs; a son William E. of Bethesda; three stepsons, Paul Carpenter of Antioch, Clayton Carpenter of Wooster and Clifford Carpenter of Tallahassee, Florida; a stepdaughter, Laura May Bertschy of Woodsfield; two brothers, Ernest of Canton, NC and Frank of Shady Spring; two sisters, Vela Webb of Roanoke, Virginia and Mary Lee Peters of Whitesville, West Virginia; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter.

†††† He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Rinkes Skaggs and a son, Jack Reed Skaggs.

†††† Friends were received March 24 at Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda where services were held March 25 with the Reverend Wayne Ickes officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville. Veterans services were held March 24. Full Military graveside services were conducted by the Bethesda American Legion Post 90.


(NOTE: This was Leona (Claus) Carpenterís 2nd husband. Her first husband died.)

 

 

 

 

 

June 8, 1953

DEATH

Eva Hettig

 

†††† Mrs. Eva Matz Hettig, age 89, died at her home near Lewisville at 8:30 o'clock Sunday evening after a lingering illness.

†††† Surviving are one daughter, Miss Carolyn Hettig, of the home, and one son Mark Hettig of near Lewisville.

††††† Funeral services will be held at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Reverend George Varns, of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Lewisville, will officiate. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery at Lewisville.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY

Mann-Simmons

 

†††† Jim and Marilyn Simmons of Boulder, Colorado, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 8.

†††† The Simmons were married in Jerusalem June 8, 1963. Marilyn is the daughter of Ruby Christman Mann and the late Vernon Mann. Jim is the son of the late Thomas and Edna Gatten Simmons.

†††† Mr. Simmons is employed by the University of Colorado and Mrs. Simmons is a secretary for the Boulder Valley School District.

†††† The couple has two children, Lisa Marie and Jeffrey Scott, both of Boulder, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

GRADUATED

Lisa Simmons

 

†††† Lisa Marie Simmons of Boulder, Colorado, graduated from the University of Colorado on May 13, with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. She was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity.

†††† Ms. Simmons is the daughter of Jim and Marilyn Simmons of Boulder, Colorado and the granddaughter of Ruby Christman Mann and the late Vernon Mann and the late Thomas R. and Edna Gatten Simmons. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

 

 

March 12, 1998

KAHRIG HORSESHOE COURTS

 

†††† Neither rain nor sleet nor dark of nights stops an avid horseshoe pitcher from his game. "I've been pitching shoes for about 10 years starting in Rinardsville," says Meredith Kahrig, owner of Kahrig's In-Door Courts, located close to Shadow Lake, near Miltonsburg. Working construction in Indiana about six years ago, he began pitching in an in-door arena. "Thatís when I really got hooked," says Kahrig.

†††† He took the idea to the Barnesville Moose Lodge where they set up two in-door courts. Kahrig serves as statistician.

†††† An idea started to form for his own court, turning a hobby into a business. Kahrig and his wife, Linda decided to make that dream a reality.

†††† The 60 by 96 foot building houses an eight-court format in-door horseshoe pitching arena. The building has been under construction for four years, not yet finished, but serviceable. There are only three other in-door arenas in the area - Beverly, Adamsville, and Pittsburg."When we opened it was the biggest and nicest." Says Kahrig.

†††† Arthur Miller, his father-in-law and a retired carpenter, helped a great deal with the construction. Miller is also an avid pitcher. Participating in the world horseshoe tournament for the last four years. He also pitches in a Barnesville league. The donations of time and skills by many area pitchers helped make this dream materialize, says Kahrig.

†††† In the eight-court format, 16 people compete individually, with scoring done with a 90 percent handicap based on 250 shoes pitched. Five 50-shoe games are played.

†† ††Approximately 50 plus sanctioned National Horseshoe Pitching Association (NHPA) tournaments are held in Ohio and neighboring states yearly. To participate in the NHPA tournaments, a pitcher purchases a $20 card, much like a bowling card. Part of this money goes to the state and the rest to the national association. The Ohio State tournaments are held in Greenville each year on Labor Day weekend with about 300 people participating.

†††† Kahrig has participated in the world tournaments, held in different cities around the country, five of the last six years. He missed one due to an injury to his hand. The 1998 world tournament will be held in Nebraska. About 2,000 people pitch in this tourney. To be eligible for the world event, pitchers must participate in four sanctioned tournaments, season starting April to April. Results from these tournaments are sent to Natstats in California where percentages are computed and sent to tournament directors. These percentages determine the class in which one pitches. Kahrig pitched on Class B, or 55 percent class, until his injury.

†††† Kahrig and is wife, a certified medical assistant at Belmont Professional Center, have four children. Tod, their oldest son, lives nearby and runs computer printouts for each pitcher on the league. Travis attends Ohio University, majoring in Communications systems management. Troy lives in Lancaster and participates in some of the tournaments. Daughter Tammy is an academic advisor at Ohio University. Travis's fiance, Jill Thomas, helps run the computer for tournaments, and granddaughter Alona keeps score.

†††† "We've had to sacrifice some for us to do this." Says Kahrig. "It's the wrong business to be in to make money," he comments.

†††† The third week in April Kahrig will attend the Dogwood Festival tournament in Statesville, North Carolina, where pitchers participate in classes of eight competing for trophies.

†††† On December 15, they opened this new business. Leagues were formed and run in nine week intervals until April. The last weekend in February, Kahrig hosted an NHPA sanctioned tournament. Players came from Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. The youngest pitcher was Seth Pack, nine years old, who pitched in the 25 percentile.

†††† Class A. winners include Tina Tonnous, Byesville, who is the Ohio State Women's champion; Rick Cale Morgantown, who has been West Virginia champion for six years; Elden Sarbaugh, Adamsville who is a two-time state champion. Class B tourney winners were John Knapp, Sr., Millersburg, Ed Dietrich of Woodsfield; and Frank Morgan, Wellsville. Class C winners were Carson Powers, Medina; Stan Dodson, Norwich; and Meredith Kahrig, Ronnie Carpenter, Quaker City, Jay Forshey of Barnesville and Kathy Elliott of New Concord won in Class D. Class E winners include; Frank Carpenter, Barnesville and Dwain Guiler, Quaker City. Class F winners were: Mike Leasure, Sarahsville; Arthur Miller; and Seth Pack, Woodsfield.

†††† Kahrig hopes to conduct five sanctioned tournaments in the 98-99 season. He would like to host an in-door state tournament within the next couple of years

†††† A picnic and afternoon of free pitch will conclude this year's season, and trophies will be awarded for the leagues ending in April.

†††† So, if you think horseshoe pitching is a summer sport, think again. Right here in Monroe County horseshoe pitchers can maintain their expertise all year round at Kahrig's In-Door Courts.†††††††

 

 

February 10, 2000

DEATH

Victor Lee

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† Victor T. Lee, 74, of 37108 Monroe Street, Sardis died February 4, 2000 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. He was born July 9, 1925 in Monroe County, a son of the late Rome Lee and Grace Brown Lee.

†††† He was a retired employee of Ormet Corp., Hannibal, member of St. Paul's Church Trail Run, and a veteran of World War II.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Virginia Lohr Lee, of Sardis; four daughters and son-in-law, Mrs. David (Kathy) Ivey, Mrs. Stephen (Linda) Langsdorf, Mrs. Richard (Diana) Tenley, Mrs. Randy (Patty) Ludolph, all of Sardis; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Raymond Lee; two sisters, Ruth Hubbard and Edith Martin.

†††† Friends were received February 6 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held February 7, with Reverend Alfred Bingenheimer officiating. Interment in Trail Run Cemetery, Sardis, with full military graveside services.

 

 

 

February 10, 2000

DEATH

John Littman

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† John H. Litman, 78, 40475 SR 7, Hannibal, died February 6, 2000, in the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. He was born March 28, 1921 at Hannibal, a son of the late Allen and Ethel Webber Littman.

†††† He was a retired employee of Consolidated Aluminum Corp. Hannibal, a Protestant by faith and veteran of World War II.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Betty Monohan Littman; a daughter, Mrs. James (Cheryl) Shreve, of Hannibal; three brothers, Allen Littman of New Martinsville, Ronald Littman of Canton, Kenneth Littman of New Matamoras; a sister, Ada Clegg, of New Martinsville; a half sister, Grace Bowman of Florida;two grandchildren; a great grandson.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three half brothers; a half sister.

†††† Friends will be received at the Rush Funeral Home, Clarington, February 9, 2-4 and 7-9m where services will be held February 10, at 1 p.m. with Minister Jerry Yost officiating. Burial will follow in Harter Cemetery, Hannibal.

 

 

February 17, 2000

DEATH

Emogene Baker

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† Emogene Baker, 61, of 34209 Barber Ridge Road, Lewisville, died February 10, 2000 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born in Millfield,, January 2, 1939, a daughter of the late Tony and Cindy Dunlap Vargo.

†††She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5565, Powhatan.

†††† Surviving are her husband, Kenneth D. Baker, Sr. whom she married August 11, 1956; three sons, Kenneth Baker, Jr., Alfred D. Baker, Tony C. Baker, all of Lewisville; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Penny) Stimpert, of Lewisville; Mary Baker, of Cameron; three sisters, Helen Longwell, Woodsfield, Mary Miller, of Columbus, Elizabeth "Gladys" Baker of Powhatan; three brothers, Robert Whittington, Ralph Whittington, Richard Vargo, all of Powhatan; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

†††† In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, John C. Baker, August 28, 1999.

†††† Friends were received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, February 13, where funeral services were held February 14, with Pastor Sheryl Allen officiating. Burial followed in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

†††† VFW Ladies Auxiliary services were held February 13 at the funeral home conducted by the VFW ladies Auxiliary Post 5565, Powhatan.

 

 

2000

DEATH

Richard Neuhardt

 

†††† Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Richard J. Neuhardt, 77, of Lewisville.

†††† Mr. Neuhardt died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

†††† The Reverend William Worcester officiated at the services. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

†††† Friends were received at the funeral home from noon until the hour of services on Saturday.

††† He was born July 21, 1922, in Monroe County, son of the late Arthur and Bertha Christman Neuhardt.

†††† Mr. Neuhardt was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II in the Pacific for four years. He farmed and retired from Ormet Corporation of Hannibal. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Lewisville and Masonic Lodge of Woodsfield.

†††† He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Green.

†††† He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Nadine) Knowlton of Reynoldsburg and Mrs. Max (Delys) Bodenhausen of Highlandville, Mo., a brother Vernon (Beverly) Neuhardt of Wooster; 11 nieces and nephews.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey, P. O. Box 1537, Cambridge, Ohio 43725, or the Trinity United Church of Christ, 43745 Lewisville Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

 

1999

DEATH

Karl Francis Heft

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† Karl Francis Heft, 65, of Englewood, passed away April 14, 1999, at his residence. He retired from Ohio Bell where he worked as an Area Manager with 42 years of service.

†††† He was active with the Pioneers of America and was a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S, Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict.

†††† Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Catherine H. Gray Heft; parents Francis and Vivian Harper Heft, of Lewisville;two daughters, and sons-in-law, Mrs. Kerry (Julia) Millikin, of Phillipsburg, Mrs. Tom (Sharon) Bergman of Englewood; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Jennifer Heft of Bellbrook; four grandchildren, Brittany and Garret Millikin and Tyler and Lindsay Bergman; three sisters and brother-in-law Mrs. William (Ruth) Bartilson, Mrs. Kenneth (Nina) Grigsby, Mrs. Neil (Marjorie) Frank; two brothers and sister-in-law, David and Janet Heft, Eric and Nicki Heft; numerous nieces and nephews.

†††† He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille A. Harper Heft; a sister, Joan Heft.

†††† Friends were received April 18 at the Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood. Funeral services were held April 19 at the Englewood United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Robert Klingel officiating. Interment in Polk Grove Cemetery in Butler township.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, envelopes will be provided.

 

 

 

March 23, 2000

DEATH

H. Eugene Hartshorn

 

†††† H. Eugene Hartshorn, 77, of 34143 Hartshorn Ridge Road, Graysville, died March 19, 2000, at home. He was born September 16, 1922, near Graysville, a son of the late Ray and Anna Smith Hartshorn.

†††† He was a retired employee of the former Consolidated Aluminum Corp., Hannibal, a member of the United Steel Workers of America, Local 5760 District I, Clarington, a member of Stafford Lodge #300 Free and Accepted Masons, Stafford, a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge, a member of the Aladdin Shrine Temple, Columbus, served several years as a former Wayne Township Trustee in Monroe County, a former member of the Monroe Water Board, a former Democratic Committeeman for Wayne Township and a member of the A.S.C. Committee for Monroe County.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Eva Jean Highman Hartshorn, whom he married on November 16, 1945, four sons, Phillip Hartshorn and his wife, Iris (Young) Lewisville, Robert Hartshornand his wife Peggy (Knowlton) Graysville, Scott Hartshorn and his wife Lisa (Ellis) Graysville, Douglas Hartshorn and his wife Lisa (Finney), Columbus, three daughters, Mrs. John (Martha Louise) Reid, Woodsfield, Mrs. David (Janice) McCuster, Summerville, S. C., Mrs. Murray (Madelyn) Winland, Johnstown; abrother Heber Hartshorn, Woodsfield, four sisters, Gertrude Hines, Ruth Mallett, both of Lewisville, Anna June Bishop, Santa Clara, Californa, Rosalie Dougherty, Louisville; 11 grandchildren, Kevin Hartshorn, Lakewood, Mrs. Tom (Elaine) Wise, Lewis Center, Amanda Hartshorn, Columbus, Mrs. David (Bobbi Jo) Rochus, Johnstown, Jennifer Hartshorn, Graysville, Mrs. Matthew (Olivia) Corsello, Oswego, N.Y. David McClister, Jr. Rebecca McClister, both of Summerville, Hannah Hartshorn, Maggie Hartshorn, both of Graysville, Grace Christine Hartshorn, Columbus; four great grandchildren, Sarah Hartshorn, Lakewood, Andrew Wise, Jared Wise, both of Lewis Center, Gillian Corsello, Oswego; several nieces and nephews.†††††††††

†††† In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Reginald Duane Hartshorn; three brothers, Demoin Hartshorn, Samuel Hartshorn, Linsey Dean Hartshorn, two sisters, Geneva Highman, Alice Merideth Hartshorn.

†††† Friends were received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, March 21 where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. March 22 with Harold Kinnney Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville, Masonic services were held March 21 at the funeral home.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartshorn ridge Cemetery Association % Gary Hogue, 43670 Ullman-Hines Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

 

 

 

2000

DEATH

John Guiler

 

†††† John J. Guiler, 64 of Woodsfield, formerly of Summerfield, died Thursday February 10, 2000 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

†††† He was born December 29, 1935 in Zanesville, son of the late Fletcher and Verna Weaver Guiler.

†††† Mr. Guiler retired from the Ormet Corp. Rolling Mill Division in Hannibal, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Local 5760, Sardis. He was a member of the Conner Ridge United Methodist Church near Woodsfield and a 10 year member of the Ohio National Guard.

†††† He was a charter member of the Graysville and Community Volunteer Fire Department where he was currently serving as a trustee. He was a board member of the Monroe Water Systems of Laings, and a board member of the Monroe County Community Housing Improvement Program. He was currently serving as secretary and treasurer of the Conner Ridge Cemetery Association.

†††† He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Guiler Morrison who died November 5, 1982.

†††† He leaves his wife, Nancy Johnson Guiler, whom he married April 6, 1957;two sons, Kevin (Robyn) Guilder of Woodsfield and Mark (VonRae) Guiler of Lower Salem, a son-in-law Roger Morrison of Lower Salem, seven grandchildren. Amanda Morrison of Lower Salem,, Mitchell Guiler and Olivia Guiler both of Woodsfield, Aleisha Guiler, Danielle Guiler, Joshua Guiler and Caleb Guiler all of Lower Salem.

†††† Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield where services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Reverend Lynda K. Masters officiating.

†††† Burial was in Creighton Ridge Cemetery, near Sycamore Valley.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the Graysville and Community Volunteer Fire Department, % Carl Whitacre, 35520 State Route 537, Graysville.

 

 

 

2000

DEATH

Donald Baker

 

†††† Donald L. Baker, 39, 603 South High Street, Woodsfield, died Monday, February 7, 2000 at the VA Medical Center, Aspinwall, Pa. He was born in Belmont County, June 1, 1960, a son of Claude E. Baker and Elsie Rush Baker.

†††† He was a self-employed construction worker, a four-year Navy veteran and an active Army Reservist.

†††† He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Brian Keith Baker.

††††† Surviving in addition to his parents of Woodsfield, are a brother, Kenneth of Woodsfield; three sisters, Patricia Forshey, Debbie Koehler, both of Woodsfield and Sue Eikelberry of Beallsville; a half brother, Chris Baker of Woodsfield, three half sisters, Ora Dotson of Williamstown, West Virginia, Jaquline Baker of Zanesville andClaudia Schneider of Woodsfield.

†††† Friends will be received Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m. at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, where services will be held t 1 p.m. Friday, with Donald Thompson officiating. Burial follows in Neuhart Cemetery, Woodsfield

 

 

2000

DEATH

Lloyd Hannahs

 

†††† Lloyd B. Hannahs, 76, Quaker City, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at his home. He was born November 4, 1923 in Calais, a son of the late Glen and Patience Carpenter Hannahs.

†††† He was a retired operating engineer of Local 18, member of the Quaker City Masonic Lodge 500 F and AM, VFW and American Legion, both of Barnesville, and an Army veteran of World War II.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Betty Eleanor Carpenter Hannahs, three sons Rusty of Salesville, Terry of Kimbolton, and Johnny of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Linda) Harper of Quaker City; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

†††† There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Guernsey Memory Gardens. Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Quaker City is in charge of arrangements.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey, Inc.

 

 

March 15, 2000

DEATH

Marcella Weber

Source: Barnesville Enterprise

 

†††† Marcella Weber, 88, of State Route 78, Lewisville, died March 12, 2000 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 11, 1911 in Monroe County, a daughter of the late William J. Weber and Gertrude Claus Weber.

†††† She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewisville, the Women's Guild, a member of the Rebekak Lodge of Lewisville and a member of the Eastern Star of Woodsfield.

†††† She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Hoff in 1971; her second husband, Gilbert Weber in 1976; two grandsons; one son-in-law, Sam Wise; three brothers, Wesley, Alfred, and George Weber; one sister Emma Lent.

†††† She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Betty and Vernon Ischy Lewisville, Iva Wise, Barnesville, Eileen and William Wise, Belmont, Juineta and Sheldon Blair, Tucson, Arizona, Dorothy and Robert Morris Barnesville; one sister, Margaret Weber, Lewisville; one brother, William J. Weber, Brooksville, Florida; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

†††† Friends were received Tuesday March 14 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 South Paul Street, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 with Reverend William Worcester officiating. Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Guernsey, P.O. Box 1537, Cambridge, Ohio 43725 or the Trinity United Church of Christ, 4735 Lewisville Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

 

2000

DEATH

Glenn Fliehman

 

†††† Glenn E. Fliehman, 87, 227 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at his home. He was born at Big Injun Run (Marr), Monroe County, May 21, 1913, a son of the late Heinrich and Mena Niemeyer Fliehman.

†††† He was a retired owner/operator of the former Monroe Theater, Woodsfield, a retired broker and founder of the Fliehman Realty, co-owner of the Ohio Rotary Drilling Company, a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, 25 year member of Monroe Housing Authority, charter board member of the Monroe County Health Planning Council, charter member of the Seneca Sportsmen Club and served many terms on the Monroe County Fair Board.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Miller Tabor; a brother, Robert H. Fliehman.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Mildred Cline Fliehman; a son, Max G. of Woodsfield, two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Fisher of Woodsfield and Mrs. Larry (Mollie) Conley of Big Pine Key, Florida; a brother, Delphin "Fritz" Fliehman of Caldwell; seven grandchildren, six step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren.

†††† Friends will be received 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 200 South Paul Street, Woodsfield, where serviced will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

 

2000

DEATH

Joe Barr

 

†††† Joe Lynn Barr, 43, 746 East Main Street, Barnesville, died Monday, July 3, 2000 at his home. He was born August 13, 1956 in Weirton, West Virginia

††††† A Navy veteran, he was a member of the Church of Christ.

†††† He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Higgins.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Robin Emery Barr, two sons, Dennis of Pennsylvania and John of Barnesville; a daughter, Melinda Barr of Barnesville; a sister Deanna Weber of Weirton, West Virginia; his father and stepmother, Murl andJean Barr of Hundred, West Virginia.

†††† Friends will be received Friday 9 to 11 a.m. at Campbell- Plumly Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Yost Cemetery near Hundred with the Reverend Richard Ogden officiating.

 

 

2000

DEATH

James Spence

 

†††† James Ralph Spence, 79, of 33153 Creamery Street, Lewisville, died February 26, 2000, at the South Eastern Ohio Regional Hospital, Cambridge. He was born in Monroe County June 25, 1930, a son of the late James Monroe Spence and Carrie Marinda Denbow Spence.

†††† He was a retired manager of the former Gem Dry Cleaners of Woodsfield, a retired employee of the Switzerland of Ohio School District, a member of the Lewisville United Methodist Church.

†††† Surviving are two sons and a daughter-n-law, Ralph Allen Spence, Bradenton, Florida, Mark and Rita Spence, Woodsfield; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Lumbatis, Mrs. James (Carrie Ann) Cox, Mrs. Glenn (Connie) Kuhn, Mrs. Don (Chris) Christman, all of Woodsfield; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Blum Spence, July 22, 1995; a grandson, Jeffrey Kuhn; a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Cox; two brothers Homer Spence, Howard Spence; three sisters, Grace Lafferre, Hazel Stimpert, Ethel Wilhelm.

†††† Friends were received February 28 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held February 29, with Evangelist Keith Jones and Pastor Betty Merckle.

 

 

2000

DEATH

Hulda Young

 

††††† Hulda Young, 92 of Woodsfield Route 3, Miltonsburg community, died Monday morning March 27, 2000 at her home.

††† She was born June 18, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo., to George and Amanda Meusch Landefeld. She was the last surviving child of the six Landefeld brothers and sisters who emigrated from Obergude, Germany, to Monroe County between 1865 and 1885.

†††† She is survived by one daughter, Judith Ann Young of Washington, D.C.; one son Paul E. Young, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Columbus, three grandchildren, Lisa Lee of Stockton, California, Bret Young of Washington D. C. and Sara Young of Madison, Wisconsin; two great grandchildren, Amanda and Bo Lee; and one brother-in-law, Richard Riemenschneider of Zanesville.

†††† She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Young Sr., who died May 20, 1988; and her parents.

†††† Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 South Paul Street, Woodsfield, with Paul E. Young, Jr. officiating. Burial is in Miltonsburg Cemetery.

†††† Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to Miltonsburg Cemetery Association.

 

 

1999

DEATH

Vernon Kinney

Source: Marietta Times

 

†††† Vernon I. Kinney, 61, of 39444 Ohio 26, Woodsfield, died at 3:54 p.m. Sunday November 7, 1999 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

†††† He was born January 20, 1938, near Graysville to Harold B. and Viola E. McElfresh Kinney Sr.He was a retired employee of Ormet Corp. in Hannibal. He was a member of Graysville Church of Christ and Graysville Grange, both at Graysville. He was an U.S. Army veteran.

†††† He is survived by two sons, Merle Huntsman and his wife, Terri of Graysville and Vince Kinney at home; one daughter, Sherry Stout and her husband John, of Belpre; two sisters, Blanche Baker and her husband Charles and Zelda Clark all of Woodsfield; three brothers, Harold Kinney Jr. and his wife Velma and Leland Kinney and his wife, Jerry, all of Woodsfield, Floyd Kinney and his wife, Janet of Massillon; his mother-in-law, Freda Jones of Woodsfield; and six grandchildren, Ryan Huntsman, Clinton Ullman, Spenser Rafferty, Alicia Ullman, Lindsay Huntsman and Megan Schumacher.

†††† He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosetta V. Jones Kinney, on January 6, 1999; his parents, one brother, Forrest Kinney; one brother-in-law, William Clark; and one sister-in-law Rita Kinney.

†††† Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Evangelist Claude Davis officiating. Burial is in Graysville Church at Christ Cemetery in Graysville with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

1999

DEATH

Paul Weber

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† Lt. Col. Paul L. Weber, 70, U.S. Air Force Retired entered into his eternal rest May 30, 1999.

†††† Surviving are his wife, of 48 years, Mary Jane Bullock, formerly of Woodsfield, daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Susan M.) Rogers; three sons and two daughters-in-law Paul L. Weber, Jr. and his wife, Juli,Mark D. Weber and his wife Chythia Anne, Eric S. Weber; three sisters, Mrs. Bill (Catherine) Weber, Mrs. Don (Marjorie) Cadwallader, Mrs. Willis (Dorothy) Pettit; six grandchildren, Michael D. Meade, Stephanie M. Weber, Jessica M. Weber, Jason P. Weber, Katie L. Weber, Corey A. Weber.

†††† He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin O. and Nellie C. Weber of Lewisville; two brothers, Lewis and Elmer Weber.

††††† Funeral services were held June 2 at the Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas and interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas with Military Honors.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

February 24, 2000

DEATH

Donald Smith

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

††††† Donald L. Smith, 75, of Littleton died February 17, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, he was a retired laborer with Laborers Union Local No. 1149, a member of the Low Gap Community Church, and an Army veteran.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Anna Margaret Miscovich Smith; six sons, Robert of Dallas, N.C., Donald L. Jr., of Vincent, James of Louisville, David, Donald and Mark all of Littleton; four daughters, Mary Howard of Hundred, Christine Adams, of New Matamoras, Anna and Selenia Smith both of Littleton; six brothers, Luther R. Smith of Wheeling, James D. Smith of Weirton, Willard and Brad, both of Moatsville, West Virginia, Charles and Phillip Smith, both of Philippi, West Virginia; five sisters, Grace Anders of Wheeling, Emma J. Remias and Sue Collins, both of Thomas, West Virginia, Juanita Moats and Rosalie Lawson; 29 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren.

†††† He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Smith; a daughter, Janice Jo Smith; his parents, Luther M. and Beulah Glendenning Smith; three brothers; a sister.

†††† Friends were received February 19 and 20 at Low Gap Community Church where services were held February 21. Interment in Rice Ridge Cemetery.

†††† Arrangements by Tennant Funeral Home, Hundred.

 

 

February 3, 2000

DEATH

Mildred Hoppstetter

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† Mildred Dianne Hoppstetter, 56 of Lewisville died January 28, 2000 at her residence. She was born July 17, 1943 in Zanesville, a daughter of the late Lewis and Mildred Seevers Hoppstetter.

†††† She worked as a nurse aide at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell.

†††† Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Randolph and Pamela Hoerig, Columbus; three sisters, Mary Fry, Quaker City, Madelyn Spears and Betty Misner, Zanesville; her companion of six years, Stanley Campbell; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

†††† In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur and James Hoppstetter.

†††† Friends were received January 21 at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where services were held February 1, with the Reverend Jim Porter officiating. Burial followed at Halley's Ridge Cemetery, near Ava.

 

 

1994

DEATH

Dorothy Baker

Source: Marietta Times

 

†††† Dorothy Irene Baker, 68, of Woodsfield died Tuesday evening February 22, 1994 at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.

†††† She was born August 16, 1925, at Akron to William and Edith Cline Filkens. She was a retired cook for the Monroe County Care Center and was a member of Goudy Church of Christ.

†††† She is survived by two sons, Ralph E. Baker of Woodsfield and Jimmy Ray Clayborn of Van Buren, Ark; five daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Charlotte) Dobbin, Mrs. Burl (Linda) Prickett and Mrs. Larry (Donna) Clymer, all of Woodsfield. Mrs. Jim (Shirley) Roberts of Hannibal and Deborah Sandy of Sardis; one sister, Wilma Jean Carley of San Antonio, Texas; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

†††† She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Jo Baker; her parents, and one sister, Mary Ann Edington.

†††† Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield with Virgil Long officiating. Burial is in Goudy Cemetery near Woodsfield. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

1994

DEATH

Minnie Bintz

 

†††† Minnie Clara Bintz, 100, 35495 West Captina Highway, Barnesville, formerly of Lewisville, died Wednesday, April 6, 1994, at home. She was born January 30, 1894, in Monroe County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pfalzgraf.

†††† She wasMethodist.

†††† She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley B.D. Bintz; a brother, Ben Pfalzgraf; three sisters, Louise Kahrig, Anna Bintz and Pauline Bintz; a grandson Donald Gene Wehr.

††† Surviving are two sons, Clarence of New Athens and Lewisville, and Paul Bintz of Coshocton; two daughters, Estella Wehr Kalinowski, with whom she resided, and Thelma Steed of Naples, Florida; 19 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.

†††† Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with James Gallagher officiating. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

 

 

1994

DEATH

Mary Burkhart

 

†††† Mary K. Burkhart, age 95, of 34501 Walter Ridge Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Saturday night, June 25, 1994 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born March 22, 1899 in Monroe County, Ohio a daughter of the late Jacob M. and Philomena (Minnie) Burkhart. She was a member of the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, Ohio.

†††† She was preceded in death by one brother, Isadore Clarence and one niece, Evelyn Maynard.

†††† She is survived by one brother, Otto Burkhart of Woodsfield, Ohio 5 nieces, Carol Hunter of Barnesville, Ohio, Doris Headley of Beallsville, Ohio, Patty Sharrock of Kirtland, Ohio and Charlotte Morris of Malaga, Ohio and one nephew, Otto Burkhart, Jr. of Woodsfield, Ohio.

††† Friends received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio Monday, June 27, 1994. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 28, 1994 St. John Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, Ohio with Monsignor George Adams officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio, Vigil service was held Monday, June 27 1994 at the funeral home.††

 

 

1995

DEATH

Ronald Rader

 

†††† Ronald L. Rader, 66, of 47652 Burkhart Station Road, Lewisville, died Saturday, June 3, 1995, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

†††† He was born May 14, 1929, at Spencer, West Virginia. Mr. Rader was a retired employee of Conalco Corp. in Hannibal, a member of the United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the West Virginia National Guard.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Violet Cottrell Rader of Lewisville; one son, Steve Rader of Ravenna; two daughters, Paula Stoffel of Reynoldsburg and Becky Huffman of Lewisville; two stepsons, John Cartell of New Philadelphia and Jim Cartell of Caldwell; three stepdaughters, Linda Foraker of New Lexington, Cathy Okey of Woodsfield and Cindy Knull of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers, Ralph Rader of Zanesville and Walter Rader of Spencer, West Virginia; one sister, Mildred Cottrell of Augusta, West Virginia; and 12 grandchildren.

†††† Preceding him in death were his parents, Emory Rader and Willa Nicholas Rader; his first wife, Dorothy Smith Rader; and one brother Darrell Rader.

†††† Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 1995 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 South Paul Street, Woodsfield, Harold Kinney will officiate.

†††† Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

 

 

1995

DEATH

Charles Lumbatis

Source: Times Leader

 

†††† Charles H. Lumbatis, 88, 3302 Grandbeary Drive, Dothan, Ala., formerly of Lewisville, died Sunday evening, December 17, 1995 in Ozark Nursing Facility at Ozark, Ala. He was born at Lewisville, August 29, 1907, a son of the late Elza and Emma Feiock Lumbatis.

†††† He was a retired master mechanic for the Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sylvia Barendt and Mary Weber; and a brother, Ward (Bodie) Lumbatis.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Fern Medley Lumbatis, whom he married on September 1, 1934; two sons, Charles Lumbatis of Dothan, Ala. and Brian Lumbatis of Newville, Ala; one daughter, Judy Lewis of Ozark, Ala.; three sisters, Ruby Lumbatis of Paradise, California; Ruthena Holmer of Barberton, Mildred La Davis of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Dale (Fuzz) Lumbatis of Lewisville, and Lewis (Hoss) Lumbatis of Carroliton; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

†††† There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will he held at Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

†††† Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S. R. 78 West Woodsfield.

 

 

1995

DEATH

Roger Biedenbach

 

†††† Roger J. Biedenbach, 52, of Township Road 51, Lewisville, died Wednesday June 7, 1995 at his home following an extended illness.

†††† He was born February 25, 1943, near Lewisville, son the late Edmund and Stella Miller Biedenbach.

†††† He was a former surveyor for the Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18, Clevelandand a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church near Lewisville.

†††† He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Francis Schoeller and Clara Schumacher, and a brother Norbert Biedenbach.

†††† Mr. Biedenbach leaves his wife, Judy Masciarelli Biedenbach, whom he married June 24, 1967, three daughters, Kimberly Biedenbach and Cynthia Biedenbach, both of the home, and Christina Biedenbach of Marietta; a son and sister-in-law, Gregory and Lori Biedenbach of Woodsfield; three sisters, Viola Burkhart of Canton, Evelyn Wasilewski of Rhode Island and Mildred Nau of Caldwell; four brothers, Arthur Biedenbach of Canton, Donald Biedenbach of Woodsfield and Bernard Biendenbach and Dennis Biedenbach, both of Lewisville; a granddaughter, Taylor Bidenbach of the home; and several nieces and nephews.

†††† Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home, with vigil services at 8:30 p.m. Funeral liturgy with mass will be 11a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church with the Reverend Chester Pabin as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, near Lewisville.

 

 

 

 

 

November 11, 1995

DEATH††††††††††

Melania King

 

†††† Melania L. King, 21, of Lewisville, died Thursday November 9, 1995 at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, West Virginia, as a result of an auto accident.

†††† She was born November 20, 1973, in Marietta, daughter of Clyde and Betty Hines King of Lewisville.

†††† She was a student at West Liberty College, West Liberty, West Virginia. She was also a member of Lewisville Church of Christ.

††††† In addition to her parents, she leaves her maternal grandparents, Ellis and Vera Hines of Lewisville; four brothers, Michael and Clayton King of Lewisville, Stephen King of Woodsfield and Scott Burdette of Columbus; and a sister, Joanie King of Zanesville.

††††††††† Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral home, Woodsfield, where services will be 2 p.m. Sunday with Ronald Rossiter officiating.

†††† Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

 

 

1995

DEATH

Sandra Thurmond

 

†††† Sandra Kaye Thurmond, 51, 48601 Chapel Hill Road, Lewisville, died Tuesday, December 12, 1995 at her home. She was born at Herington, Kansas, November 15, 1955, a daughter of the Albert Erskin of San Bernadino, California, and Lillian Rose Timm Edwards of Dighton, Kansas.

†††† She was a member of the United Church of Christ.

†††† Surviving in addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, the Reverend Ed Thurmond; two sons, Mark Hawkins of Manhattan, Kansas, and Robert Hawkins of Sheridan, Wyoming; a daughter, Shelia Matzke of Lewisville; two step sons, John Thurmond of Dillon, Colorado, and William Thurmond of Alamogordo, New Mexico; a step daughter, Trisha Sanders of Carrolton, Texas; a sister, Judy Basinger of Dighton, Kansas; a brother, Billy Erskin of Corpus Christi, Texas, three grandchildren.

†††† There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Guernsey, P. O. Box 1537, Cambridge, Ohio, 43725 or to the Eastern Ohio Association of United Church Christ, Ministerial Assistants Fund, 2560 Clearview Avenue, N. W. Canton, Ohio 44718.

†††† Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S. R. 78 West Woodsfield.

 

 

 

1995

DEATH

Emerson Smith

 

†††† W. Emerson Smith, 93, of 32720 Emerson Smith Road, Lewisville, died Saturday, December 30, 1995 in the Barnesville Hospital. He was born near Lewisville, Wayne Township, October 13, 1902, a son of the late Alex and Mary Cree Smith.

†††† He was retired oil field worker and driller and was a member of the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville. He was also a former school board member of the former Monroe Local School District in Monroe County.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Smith; three brothers, John, Mervin, and L. E. Smith; two sisters, Cora Smith and Odessa Winters; a grandson.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Lillian Evans Smith; three daughters, Kathryn Stiles of Cambridge, Mrs. Bernard (Beverly) Smith of Lewisville and Mrs. Michael (Vicki) Plefka of Sacramento, California; two sons, Ralph of North Ridgeville and Gary of Midland, Texas; a sister, Ada Parks of Marietta; 16 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

†††† Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 97501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, where service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Evangelist Glen R. Harris officiating. Burial in Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery, Route 1, Graysville.

 

 

January1995

DEATH

Thomas Cappadona

Source: Monroe County Beacon

 

†††† B. Thomas Cappadona, 59, of Canton died at his residence, January 13, 1995. He was born August 27, 1935 in Hoboken, New Jersey the son of Thomas Cappadona of Brick, New Jersey and the late Josephine Cappadona.

†††† He is survived by his wife, Nancy S. of 1917 Cuba Road, Wilmington; three daughters and a son-in-law, Gwen E, Cappadona of Canton, Corie Cappadona of Columbus and Colleen and Bobby McMichael of Wilmington; three sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Elaine Cappadona of Mineral Wells, West Virginia, Tom and Donna Cappadona of Florida, Joseph and Terese Cappadona of New York and four grandchildren.

†††† Services were held January 18 at the Arnold Funeral Home in Canton. Mass was held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Interment was in the Henry Warstler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

 

 

1996

DEATH

Edna Christy

 

†††† Edna Christy, 91, Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, formerly of Route 1, Graysville, died Sunday, December 1, 1996, at the center. She was born at Lebanon, Ohio, May 25, 1905, daughter of the late Everett and Myrtle Griffin Smith.

†††† A retired cook from the Monroe County Home, in Woodsfield, she was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield.

†††† In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death byher husband, Clarence Maywood Christy; a son, James E. Christy; and infant son, two daughters, Lavina Christy and Dorothy Harmon; three sisters, Della Spence, Lona Hilverding and Opal Lucas; two brothers, Floyd Smith and Roy Smith; a grandson; a great grandson and a son-in-law.

†††† Surviving are a son, C. Eldon Christy; two daughters, Erma Dye of Shadyside and Cynthia Reger of Lancaster; a sister, Virginia McFadden of New Matamoras; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

†††† Friends will be received at Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Evangelist Harry Summers officiating. Burial follows in the Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery, Route 1, Graysville.

 

 

1996

DEATH

James Weisend

 

†††† James G. Weisend, 66, Adams Lane Care Center, Zanesville, formerly of Lewisville, died Friday, October 4, 1996 at the center. He was born July 11, 1930 at Lewisville, a son of the late Nickilas and Marcella M. Nauer Weisend.

†††† He was a former construction worker and a Navy veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church (Burkhart) near Lewisville.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Weisend.

†††† Surviving are six sisters, Emma Shelton of Pickerington, Mildred Carpenter of Lewisville, Elizabeth Ramsey of Zanesville, Catherine Alvis and Rose Blackburn, both of Houston, Texas, and Mary Ritterbeck of Akron; three brothers, Ashton Weisend of Zanesville, Robert Weisend of Lewisville and Norbert Weisend of Albuquerque, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

†††† Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Burkhart) near Lewisville. Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lewisville. Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home 202 Main Street. Summerfield.

 

 

April 24, 1996

DEATH

Robert Wise

Source: Barnesville Enterprise

 

†††† Robert L. (Bob) Wise, 2, of 26412 Count Road 67, Summerfield, died Sunday, April 21, 1996 in Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. He was born near Calais on February 1, 1942, a son of the late John and Kathryn Wehr Wise.

†††† He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Laborers Union Local 639, Marietta. He was a Protestant by faith and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 415 at Summerfield.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth Wise, Paul Wise, Sylvan Wise and John Wise, Jr.; and one sister, Shirley Leach.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Donna Brown Wise, whom he married December 11, 1948; one daughter, Mrs. Marion (Connie) Hannahs of Lewisville; two sons, Frank Wise of Barnesville and Tom Wise of Westerville; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Sara) Snyder of Lewisville and Mrs. Herbert (Lavina) Woodby of Townsend, Tennessee; two brothers, Royden Wise of Caldwell and Jerald Wise of Woodsfield; four grandsons, Mitch Hannahs, Mike Hannahs Sam Hannahs, and Andrew Wise; and four great grandchildren.

†††† Friends were received at Burbach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, on Tuesday, where funeral services are being held at 1 p.m. today, April 24, with Reverend William Pickenpaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery, Calais, with full military graveside services conducted by the Caldwell Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

 

1996

DEATH

Lloyd Smith

 

†††† Lloyd P. Smith, 87, 111 South Paul Street, Woodsfield, died Saturday December 28, 1996 at his home. He was born June 12, 1909, in Woodsfield, a son of the late W. B. Smith and Estella Schumacher Smith.

†††† He was a retired owner of Smith Shoe Store, Woodsfield, and a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Woodsfield.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Miller Smith; two brothers, Paul and William E. Smith; a step grandson.

†††† Surviving are a stepson, Larry Clymer of Woodsfield; a step daughter, Joyce Davis of Zanesville; a sister Hazel Brophy of Columbus; two step grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

†††† Friends will be received 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Reverend Donald Rock officiating. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

 

1996

DEATH

Michael Moore

 

†††† Michael Danford Moore, 45, 52577 Ohio 145, Beallsville, died Monday, July 1, 1996 in Steubenville as a result of an industrial accident. He was born May 1, 1951 in Bellaire, a son of Marvin and Nelda Haught Moore.

†††† He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Minnie Gislier, paternal grandfather, Walton Moore; maternal grandfather, Charles McKeen.

†††† He was an employee of Operating Engineers Local 18, a Methodist, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 2247, and Eagles Lodge 1202.

†††† Surviving in addition to his parents of Allendonia are his wife, Micki Roe Moore; two sons, Michael of Beallsville and Tony of Parris Island, South Carolina; a daughter Cheyenne Moore of the home, two brothers, Ronnie of Bethesda and Bill of Wooster; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Marva Sue) Pack of Jerusalem; his maternal grandmother, Leafa McKeen of Shadyside.

†††† Friends will be received Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m. at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held at 11a.m. Friday, with Pastor Bob Phillips officiating. Burial follows in Belmont Ridge Cemetery near Beallsville.

 

 

1996

DEATH

Roy Rice

 

†††† Roy Rice, 85 102 Wood Terrace, Woodsfield, died Thursday, February 22, 1996, at the Barnesville Hospital. He was born at Lewisville, November 2, 1910, a son of the late William and Annie Diehl Rice.

†††† He was a retired laborer and a member of the Laborers Union Local 639, Marietta and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Woodsfield.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Schaffer and Blanche Thompson; a brother, Howard Rice.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Mildred Foerenbach Rice; two sons, Roger of Williamsville, New York and Byron of Woodsfield; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.

†††† There will be no visitation. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville. Arrangements are by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 1327 Market Avenue, North Canton, Ohio 44714.

 

 

1996

DEATH

Agnes Burkhart

 

†††† Agnes L. Burkhart, 61, of 54100 New Castle Road, died Tuesday evening April 9, 1996 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

†††† She was born May 26, 1934, in Monroe County to Francis and Hazel Brummell Reischman.

†††† She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Miltonsburg.

†††† She is survived by her husband, Norbert Burkhart of Beallsville; three sons, Larry and Don Burkhart, both of Beallsville, and Bruce Burkhart of Wilkesboro, North Carolina; three daughters, Jacqueline Palmer of Bethesda, Donna Robinson of Stafford and Tina Burkhart of Beallsville; seven grandchildren and one brother, Karl Reischman of Quaker City.

†††Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Miltonsburg with the Reverend Chester Paben officiating. Burial is in St. John Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield. Vigil services are at 8 tonight at the funeral home.

 

 

1996

DEATH

W. Ralph Christman

Source: Daily Jeffersonian

 

†††† W. Ralph Christman, 65, of Jerusalem, died Monday November 4, 1996 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

†††† He was born November 30, 1930, near Calais, son of the late Walter F. and Lulu J. Wehr Christman.

†††† He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18, Akron. He was a Protesant by faith. Mr. Christman owned and operated a farm near Jerusalem for more than 40 years.

†††† He was preceded in death by three sisters, Neva Christman, Janice Powell and Florence Wells; a brother, Clyde Christman.

†††† He leaves his wife, Lodena Mercer Christman, whom he married December 21, 1957; two sons anddaughters-in-law, Ralph Keel and Penny Christman of Barnesville and Ryan Todd and Robin Christman of Jerusalem; four sisters, Katherine Miller of Cuyahoga Falls, Mrs. Melvin (Eva Pearl) Kennon and Mrs. Charles (Peggy Jo) McLaughlin both of Barnesville, and Doris Green of New Philadelphia; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

†††† Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with the Reverend Richard Wilson officiating.

†††† Burial will be in Calais Cemetery, Calais.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Dialysis Center, Patient Fund, in care of Wheeling Hospital, 1 Medical Park, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003.

 

 

1997

DEATH

John Betts

Source: Noble County

 

†††† John J. Betts, 72 of 2945 Berry Lane, Columbus, died suddenly at his home on March 5, 1997.

†††† He was the son of the late Frank and Rosa Crawford Betts. He was born at his parents' home on Lewisville Route 1 on January 11, 1925.

†††† He attended school at Calais, and graduated from Lewisville High School in 1943. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW Millcreek Memorial Post #3320, Marysville. He was a watchmaker and jeweler for 45 years and a member of the Watchmaker Association.

He is survived by his wife, Donna G. Betts, of the home; three sons, Jaun and Terry (Sandy) Betts, Ft. Myers, Florida, Keith (Joan) Rose, of Englewood; and daughter Jody (Paul) Zeto, of Columbus, grandchildren, Trevor, Christopher, Steve, Santana, Aldena, Dustin and Tony; three sisters, Mary Eva (LaVern) Christman of Columbus, Lela (Raymond) Christman and Louise Morris, of Barnesville; three sisters-in-law, Zelda Betts of Lewisville, Joy Rose and Penny Loudermilk of Columbus, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill (Patricia) Rose of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews and friends.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Lou (Mercer) Betts, five brothers, Elbert Betts, of Lewisville, Clarence, George, Woodrow of the home, Vearl who died during the World War II in Foggia, Italy; one sister of the home, Sara Betts.

†††† Friends were received March 7 at the Schoedinger Funeral Home North Chapel, Columbus, with Pastor Vernon Jones officiating. A beautiful eulogy was written by his daughter, Jody Zeto and was read by his son, Keith Rose.

 

 

1997

DEATH

Nila Rippner

 

†††† Nila L. Rippner 75, Hillcrest Manor, Lewisville, formerly of Ohio 26, Woodsfield, died Monday, March 3, 1997 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville. She was born at Cleveland, April 12, 1921, a daughter of the late Leighton and Mary Wenzel Shaw.

†††† She was a retired secretary and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ at Lewisville.

†††† In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Rippner.

†††† Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37051 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield,7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Marcia B. Werntz officiating. Burial follows in Rose Hill Cemetery, Akron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997

DEATH

Roger Briggs

 

†††† Roger W. Briggs, 81, 39164 Stonehouse Road, Woodsfield, died Monday March 3, 1997 at his home. He was born near Woodsfield, August 30, 1915, a son of the late George and Minnie Hogue Briggs.

†††† He was a retired inspector and heavy equipment operator for various pipeline companies throughout the area, a former airplane pilot, horse trainer and a Protestant.

†††† In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Briggs; three sisters, Lillian Ring, Edith Gray and Ethel Cox; a step daughter, Charlene Briggs.

†††† Surviving are his wife, Marcella Powell Briggs; five sons, Roger L. of Norfolk, Virginia, Larry of Graysville, Buddy of Woodsfield, Ronnie of Barnesville and Bob of Summerfield; three daughters, Linda Kurtz of Newark, Drema of Ravenswood, West Virginia, Sheila of Washington Court House; two step daughters, Linda Weaver of Somerset and Donna Starkey of Zanesville; two stepsons, Richard Stotts of Summerfield and Roy Stotts of Zanesville; a sister Ruby Dressler of Roseville; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren.

†††† Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral home, 37501 Ohio 78 West, Woodsfield, Thursday, from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. with Harry Summers officiating. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

1997

DEATH

Ray Stegner

 

†††† Ray E. Stegner, 73 of 307 North Main Street, Woodsfield, died February 6, 1997, at his home. He was born in Woodsfield, March 2, 1923, a son of the late Charles and Clara Landefeld Stegner.

†††† He wasretired from the Woodsfield Post office after 30 years, serving 24 years as a window clerk and the last six years as postmaster. Ray was a veteran of World War II, serving four years in the U.S. Army, two of those in Italy. He was also a former part-time employee of the Texas Eastern Corp.

†††† He was proud to serve his community in a number of ways. Ray was a member of the Woodsfield Board of Education for 17 years and the Monroe County Board of Education for ten years, serving as both president and vice president. He was also an active member of the Woodsfield Kiwanis Club, the K of P Lodge, Ruritan Club, Past Commander of the VFW and volunteer fireman. He was also a member of the Switzerland of Ohio Country Club.

†††† Ray was a faithful lifelong member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Woodsfield. He enjoyed serving on church committees, teaching Sunday School and his special joy was singing in the church choir for many years.

†††† Ray was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Eleanor Garrett Stegner; three children, Mrs. Dan (Marsha) Hissom of Worthington, Mrs. John (Marilyn) Forni of Woodsfield and Mark and wife Karen Davis Stegner of Arden, North Caroline; six grandchildren, Sarah and Matthews Hissom, Noah and Adam Forni, Luke and Ashley Stegner; three brothers, Harold of Woodsfield, Ed and Ralph of Fairborn.

†††† He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Melissa Kay Forni.

†††† Friends were received February 9 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Funeral service was held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, February 10, with pastor Donald Rock officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

†††† Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 303 South Main Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 or to Valley Hospice, 179 East Main Street, Barnesville, Ohio 43793.

 

 

 

1997

DEATH

Paul Zerger

 

†††† Paul W. "Pete" Zerger, 64, of Woodsfield, formerly of Caldwell, died Saturday April 5, 1997 at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus

†††† He was born November 1, 1932, in Woodsfield, son of the late Raymond and Wadena Gladys Allen Zerger.

†††† He was a retired employee of Glacier Vandervell Inc., Caldwell, and he was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Woodsfield Christian Church, Woodsfield, and a past commander of VFW Post 4721, Caldwell; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 221, Caldwell; Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 2952, Caldwell; and American Legion, Belle Valley.

†††† He leaves his wife, Martha Highman Graham Zerger, whom he married May 20, 1995; two sons, Roy Zerger and his fiance, Christine Carmichael, of Pleasant City and Rick Zerger and his wife, Kitty of Caldwell; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ross (Debbie) Shannon of Worthington, Ellen Graham of Dayton and Mrs. Tom (Letisha) Leach of Marietta, Georgia; his stepmother, Eva Zerger of Woodsfield; a step brother, Dean Tricebeau of Columbus; a step sister, Bonnie Bogart of Lima; nine grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

†††† Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral home, Caldwell, where Eagles services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday.

†††† Friends may also call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Herbert Alexander officiating.

†††† Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with Military graveside services conducted by the Caldwell VFW Post 4721.

 

 

1997

DEATH

Mary Carpenter

 

†††† Mary Louise Carpenter, 85, formerly of Stafford, and a resident of the Arbors Nursing Home, Marietta, died Tuesday June 24, 1997 at the nursing home.

†††† She was born December 18, 1911, near Stafford, daughter of the late Ulyses O. and Lillie Willis Carpenter.

†††† Ms. Carpenter was a vocational home economics teacher and business education teacher at Stafford, Bartlett, East Savanna, Danville and Summerfield High Schools. She also taught vocational home economics at Hayesville, Ontario, Kenton and Ashland High Schools. She ended her career as a vocational home economics teacher for 14 years at Shenandoah High School. She retired in 1977.

†††† She was a member of Sutherland Methodist Church, past matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Summerfield, and a member of Masterdon Chapter 584. She was a 50-year member of Huffman Grange 2513, member of Stafford Grange, Franklin Homemakers and Business and Professional Women.

†††† She was preceded in death by a brother, Forest Carpenter.

†††† She leaves her first cousin, Evelyn Upchurch of Akron and Ruth Crooks of Indio, California; second cousins, Stanley Carpenter of Lewisville, Betty Ogden of Woodsfield, William McElfresh of Blacksburg, Virginia, Mary Blanche Dunfee of Belmont, Roy Christy of Phoenix, Arizona , Carl Miracle of Barberton, Nina Miracle Wilson of Youngstown and Jean Walsh of Chagrin Falls.

†††† Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McVay Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell where Eastern Star services will be 7:30 p.m. and Grange services will be 8 p.m.

†††† Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Fitzgerald officiating.

†††† Burial will be in Sutherland Cemetery.

 

 

1997

DEATH

Gary Baker

 

†††† Gary Irvin Baker, age 60, of 3324 Railroad Street, Lewisville, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, October 21, 1997 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center due to complications following a fall in his home.

†††† Mr. Baker was born February 26, 1937, in Monroe County to Irvin Baker and Wilda Lumbatis Bagley.

††† He was a member of the Lewisville Methodist Church, retired employee of Ormet Corporation in Hannibal; a member of the Steel Workers Union Local #5860; Woodsfield Eagles Lodge #2302 and was a frequent of The Trail.

†††† He is survived by his mother Wilda Bagley of Missoula, Montana; one son Gary Brett Baker and Toni of Blanchester, Ohio; three daughters; Carla Crum and Jeff of Jerusalem, Debbie Foraker and Don (Beanie) of Caldwell and Tonja Ward and Tim of Coshocton; 10 grandchildren; Adam and Joey Crum; Dustin, Kyla and Anthony Foraker; Jade Cody and Kyle Baker; Maddie Singleton, and Laken Ward.

†††† He was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Foraker and his wife, Ruth E. Hogue Baker in 1989.