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Monroe County Obituaries

2006

 

 

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Donald Eugene Wear

Source:  Vallejo Times-Herald, Vallejo, CA; Sunday, 1/1/2006

May 18, 1934 - Jan. 1, 2006

          Donald Eugene Wear, 71, died Sunday in Vallejo after a long illness. Born in Cortland, Neb., Mr. Wear was a resident of American Canyon.  He was a typesetter for the Times-Herald for 30 years, then worked at the Examiner and the Chronicle, retiring in 1999.  Mr. Wear was a NASCAR fan. He flew radio-controlled aircraft, and enjoyed attending his grand and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoyed helping others.

          Survivors include his wife Dorothy L. Wear of Vallejo; daughters, Sheryl (Joe) Stinson of Doylestown, PA., Kim (Rick) Brumm of Vacaville, and Lynne (Don) Ball and Terry (John) Sanders, both of Vallejo.; brothers, Ron Wear of Green Valley, and Vern and Larry Wear, both of Vallejo; six grandchildren’ and seven great-grandchildren.

          A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo. Inurnment will be at Skyview Memorial Lawn.

 

Gertrude B Hines nee Hartshorn

Source: Monroe County Beacon dated Thursday, January 26, 2006

          Gertrude B. Hines, 96, of Hartshorn Ridge, Lewisville, died Jan. 17, 2006 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Monroe County, Dec. 18, 1909, a daughter of the late Wilbur Ray Hartshorn and Anna Francis Smith Hartshorn.  She was a member of the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ. 

          Surviving are two sons, Jimmie R. (Norma Joan) Hines, of Graysville, John L. (Judy) Hines, of Lewisville; two daughters, Dolores (Robert) Miller, of Zanesville, Carrie Ann (Ronald) Turner, of Woodsfield; brother Heber Hartshorn, Woodsfield; two sisters, Ruth Mallett, of Columbus, Roslea Dougherty, of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Hines; three sisters, Geneva Highman, Anna June Bishop, Alice Meredith Hartshorn; four brothers Demoine, Eugene, Sam and Linsey Hartshorn.

          Friends was received Jan 19 at Bauer-turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where Private Services were held Jan. 20, with Minister Tim Fleeman officiating.  Burial in Hartshorn Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville.

 

Richard B. Buchholzer (obit 1 of 3 – see obits 2 & 3 below)

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal, Editorial; Thurs., Feb. 09, 2006

         Richard B. Buchholzer Akron builder's generous spirit leaves an indelible mark.  Few people have left their mark so indelibly on the Akron landscape as Dick Buchholzer. From Chapel Hill Mall to Rolling Acres, his vision for the future took shape. Still, the impact of his life can be felt far beyond what people can see.

         Simply, Richard Barton Buchholzer, who died Monday at age 89, loved Akron. Trips out of town, whether for pleasure or to lure business to Ohio, merely served to stoke his passion for this city.

         He was born into business, the son of J.J. and Kathleen Buchholzer, grocery store owners in Newton Falls. The family later bought and resuscitated the Hower Department Store in East Akron, where Mr. Buchholzer learned the retail business from the inside out. He foresaw the need for quality nursing home care, rebuilding the closed department store into Middlebury Manor Nursing Home. He promoted inner-city development with the then-innovative Schoolhouse Antiques in historic Grace School.         He had a gift for real estate, and he and his father began to acquire land in burgeoning postwar Akron. Mr. Buchholzer had a knack for knowing where people would be moving, where they would be traveling, where they would be spending their money. Chapel Hill is testament to that vision.

         But Mr. Buchholzer didn't measure his accomplishments in acreage or profit and loss. His greatest love was for the people of this city, his quiet generosity touching hundreds of lives.

         He devoted more than 35 years to the Beacon Journal Charity Fund, which his father helped to create and which helps needy children with eyeglasses and dental work. He gave himself to many local causes, among them the Boy Scouts, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and what has evolved into the Greater Akron Chamber. Characteristically, his pockets were always full of tokens for the carousel at Chapel Hill because he wanted kids to have fun.

         Mr. Buchholzer never sought the spotlight, but built so his beloved city would prosper. It has.

 

Richard Barton Buchholzer (obit 2 or 3 – see obits # 1 above & # 3 below)

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal, Business Section;Wed., Feb. 08, 2006 Developer Buchholzer dead at 90. Mall pioneer changed landscape of Akron By Mary Ethridge, Beacon Journal business writer

         Richard Barton Buchholzer, whose  pioneering retail developments permanently shaped the Akron landscape and economy, died Monday night. He was 90.

         Born on Feb. 19, 1915,** in Alliance to a retailing family, Mr. Buchholzer was a primary developer and 50 percent owner of Chapel Hill Mall in Akron.

         He was also a force behind the construction of Rolling Acres Mall in southwest Akron near the Barberton border. He owned a 25 percent interest in that mall for years, eventually selling his share to partner Forest City Enterprises of

Cleveland.

         Mr. Buchholzer and Forest City had at least three other commercial ventures together, including the Chapel Hill Apartments and Middlebury Manor nursing home near downtown Akron. One of his more recent business projects involved the construction and operation of storage units.

         ``Dick invested in Akron and had confidence in the city's future at a time when few people did,'' said Akron Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic. ``The best tribute to him is the number of families who were able to be supported through his investments in the city.''

         Mr. Buchholzer's first job was weighing produce at his father's grocery store in Newton Falls in Trumbull County. He was so young that his parents wrapped a butcher's apron around him and stood him on a box because he couldn't reach the scale, he recalled a few years ago.

         When Mr. Buchholzer's family moved to Akron's North Hill, he worked at one of his father's meat markets as a delivery boy.

         In 1932, his father, J.J. Buchholzer, bought the Hower Co. department store in East Akron out of receivership, and young Dick went to work as a salesman.

        He began college at Mount Union in Alliance, but soon transferred to the University of Akron so he could spend more time in the family business. Mr. Buchholzer never lost his passion for retail. He went to his office at Chapel Hill Mall nearly every day until he and Forest City sold the mall and nearby stores in 2004 for $78.1 million. He was 89 at the time.

        ``What a ball of fire he was. What a visionary,'' said Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart, who was a friend of Mr. Buchholzer's. ``He was one of the dearest people I've ever known.''

         Mr. Buchholzer contributed to the campaigns of Mayor Robart and several other area Republican candidates. Mr. Buchholzer's second wife, Francis Seiberling Buchholzer, has been a longtime figure in the Summit County GOP. He was divorced from his first wife, Merian, in 1975. They had one child, Richard B. Buchholzer Jr., who died in 1999.

         When Mr. Buchholzerwas a young man, he used to take a .22-caliber rifle and head up to the 187 acres of undeveloped land his father owned on an Akron hill at the intersection of Howe and Brittain roads.

         Once, he came upon the remains of what had been an Indian council circle.

         Years later, when he was building one of the country's first enclosed shopping malls on that land, he remembered the ring. It occurred to him that the tribal circle was probably the closest thing those native Americans had to a chapel. He named his development Chapel Hill.

Shopping malls

         The 75-store Chapel Hill, which opened in 1967, was to be the first enclosed shopping mall in the region, but delays gave Edward DeBartolo's Summit Mall in Fairlawn that title.

         The mall, burdened by construction debt, went through some difficult times during the 1970s when massive layoffs in the tire industry shook Akron to its core. But the business rebounded nicely in the late 1980s, and in recent years has had nearly 100 percent occupancy rate, the best in the region.

         Mr. Buchholzer was also instrumental in the building of Rolling Acres. In a partnership with Forest City, Mr. Buchholzer conceived a two-story showplace on another of Akron's grassy hills. He eventually sold his Rolling Acres share to Forest City but kept his eye on the mall, which has since changed hands three times.

         Mr. Buchholzer liked to relax by playing golf at Portage Country Club, where he was a member. He worked on his game with a passion, said Rod Johnston, longtime golf pro at Portage. ``He loved his golf. Even when his swing was deteriorating as he got older, he'd be out working on it,'' Johnston said. Mr. Buchholzer attended the club's annual golf trip to Palm Springs, Calif., several years. One year, Mr. Buchholzer had a heart attack there. During the following year's trip, Mr. Buchholzer rented out a restaurant to entertain and thank all of the medical professionals who contributed to his recovery. ``That's just the way he was,'' Johnston said. ``Always thinking about others.'' Family friend and attorney Robert Malone agreed. ``He never talked about himself,'' he said. ``He was a great gentleman.''

         Mr. Buchholzer was active in Akron community affairs. He was a longtime president of the Beacon Journal Charity Fund and helped form the Akron Progress Board, now the Akron Chamber of Commerce.

         Mr. Buchholzer's survivors include his wife, Francis, brother Bruce and sister Eleanor. Funeral arrangements are pending.

** Submitter’s Note: This is an error.  A correction was made by the newspaper as below:


Posted on Thursday, Feb. 09, 2006 Clarifications & Corrections• Richard B. Buchholzer, who died Monday, was born in 1916 and was 89. An obituary Wednesday listed him as a year older. A reporter relied on the date listed in Beacon Journal files.

 

Richard Barton Buchholzer  (obit 3 or 3 – see obits # 2 & 3 above)

Source: Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; February 8th & 9th, 2006

          Richard B. (Dick) Buchholzer, a man of vision, an entrepreneur, a businessman and community leader, whose career over a period of 60 years had a significant impact on Akron and the surrounding area, passed away on Feb. 6, 2006, at the age of 89.

          He was born Feb. 19, 1916, in Alliance, Ohio, the son of Julius Johannes (JJ) Buchholzer and Kathleen Shaw Buchholzer. The family moved to Akron in 1923. Dick graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School, attended Mt. Union College, and studied law at the University of Akron. He served in the Ohio National Guard for three years.

          At an early age, Dick started working for his father (JJ), who owned Hower Department Store in East Akron. Over the years he and his father forged a dynamic team of retailing, business, and real estate development. In the late 1940s they began acquiring land for development in strategic parts of the Akron area. After the loss of his father, Dick, with his partners, Forest City Enterprises, developed and opened Chapel Hill Mall in 1964, which Dick managed. The mall became known as ``The Friendliest Mall of All." Rolling Acres Mall was opened in 1975. Other commercial and residential properties were also developed.

          With the closing of Hower Department Store, Dick had the foresight to turn the building into Middlebury Manor Nursing Home. He became a licensed nursing home administrator and managed the facility in its first years. Ever seeking new challenges, Dick bought the former Grace Elementary School, which he converted into an antique mall--School House Antiques.

          In his later years, he became very interested in the storage business and planned, built, and managed two successful self- storage facilities.

          Ever the advocate of Akron and the State of Ohio, Dick was a "Rhodes Raider" and an Ohio Commodore, joining with the governor and other Ohio businessmen on a number of foreign missions, traveling to Asia and Europe promoting Akron and the State of Ohio, which resulted in several companies locating in the Akron area.

          Over the years Dick contributed greatly to the Akron area, receiving many accolades and awards for his community leadership.

          He was supportive and active in a number of local organizations such as the Akron Regional Development Board, the Beacon Journal Charity Fund, Akron Community Foundation, Stan Hywet Hall, Leadership Akron, Blue Coats, Great Trail Council Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, and United Way, to name a few. He was a Layman Advisor to the National Unity Churches. Dick was a member of Fairlawn and Portage country clubs.

          Dick was known to always carry a camera and take candid pictures of dignataries and friends who later loved receiving personalized photographs of these moments in time. He was also known to be an avid golfer.

          He is survived by his devoted wife, Frances, and stepdaughter, Elizabeth Sturtevant. He leaves his beloved sister, Eleanor Buchholzer Erickson; his brother, Bruce; and sister-in-law, Edna Buchholzer. Also surviving him are nieces, Karen Buchholzer Stevens and Julie Buchholzer, and nephew, Mark W. Erickson. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard (Rick) B. Buchholzer, and brother, Wendell.

          A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St., with Rev. Sandra Selby officiating. Friends may call at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Richard B. Buchholzer Memorial Fund, care of the Beacon Journal Charity Fund, 333 S. Main St. Suite 319, Akron, Ohio 44308. This special memorial fund will assist needy children with orthodontic treatment. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 330-867-4141.)

 

Lendon, Earl R. Lendon
Source--Legacy.Com
Published--February 24, 2006
      Earl R. Lendon, 89, died February 22, 2006 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He was born in Key, Ohio. He was a member of the Cortland Masonic Lodge #529, Cortland, Ohio. He was of Baptist Faith. He loved gardening and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Eva Lendon, son Robert Lendon of Fort Pierce, 4 grandchildren, 8 great
grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Surfside Community Church P.O. Box 2717 Fort Pierce, FL 34954. No funeral services are planned. Arrangements are by the Neptune Society.

Published in the TC Palm on 2/24/2006

 

Raymond Schell

Source:  Lincoln [Nebraska] Journal Star; 7 Mar 2006

        MALCOLM---Raymond Schell, 67, Malcolm died Sunday (3/5/06).  Born, Cortland (3/10/38).  Self-employed tradesman while working at American Stores for 20 years and for the Nebraska Game and Parks for seven years. Attended Northwest Community Church.  He was a very selfless, giving and generous man.  The two most important things in his life were God and his family.  He enjoyed the great outdooors with camping and fishing being his favorites.  Other things he enjoyed were listening to his AM radio and watching the sun rise every morning.  His favorite motto was:  "There are no bad days.  Every day is a good day, just some days are better than others."

        Survivors:  son, daughter-in-law, Keith and Lisa Schell, Davey; daughter, Fanchon  Schell, Malcolm; brother, sister-in-law, Richard W. and Patricia Schell, Glenwood, Iowa; sister, brother-in-law, Bev and Don Hawk, Syracuse; sister-in-law, Diane Schell, Lincoln; grandchildren, Dekin and Jade; nieces; nephews, close friend, Sanford H. "Sam" Nelson.  Preceded in death by father; mother, Maureen; Mercedes; daughter, Brenda; brother Robert; sister, Barbara.

        Services:  11 a.m. Friday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 North 27th St., Lincoln.  Visitation:  208 p.m. Thursday with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. Friday graveside at Prairie Union Cemetery, Shubert.  Memorials:  Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla., 33607-1460.  Condolences may be left at www.metcalffh.com.

 

Harlan H. Billman  (see second obit below)

Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Wednesday, 22 March 2006

        WOODSFIELD - Harlan H. Billman, 76, of Woodsfield, died Monday (March 20, 2006) at the Barnesville Hospital.         He was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Monroe County, son of the late Charles Billman and Laura Yoho Billman.

        Mr. Billman was owner of Billman Drilling Water, Gas & Oil Production, and a former supervisor at Olin Aluminum Corp.         He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War aboard the USS Midway.

         He was a member of the Hometown Breakfast Club.

         He leaves his wife of 56 years, Corrine Walter Billman of Woodsfield; five children, Michael (Kate) Billman of Decatuer, Ga., Laura (Wayne) Cline and Mark (Misty) Billman, both of Woodsfield, Linda (Charles) Billman Manneschmidt of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lisa (Kevin) Potts of New Concord; a brother, Tom Billman of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

         Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where private services will be Thursday with the Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Harlan H. Billman  (see obit above)

Harlan H. Billman, 76, Woodsfield, died March 20, 2006, at Barnesville Hospital.  He was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Monroe County, a son of the late Charles Billman and Laura Yoho Billman.  He was owner of the Billman Drilling Water, Gas & Oil Production, former supervisor at Olin Aluminum Corp., Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving on the USS Midway, and a member of the Hometown Breakfast Club.

          Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Corrine Walter Billman, Woodsfield; three daughters, Laura (Wayne) Cline, Woodsfield, Linda (Charles) Billman Manneschmidt of Knoxville, TN, Lisa (Kevin) Potts, New Concord; two sons, Michael (Kate) Billman, Decatur, GA, Mark (Misty) Billman, Woodsfield; brother, Tom Billman, Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren, Benjamin Cline, Adrienne Cline, Jason Billman, Eric Billman, Alicia Billman, Sebastian Billman, Jason Horvath, Dillon Potts and Taylor Potts; two great-granddaughters, Chloe and Kynlie Cline; several nieces and nephew.

          Friends were received March 22 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where private services were held March 23 with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating.  Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield High School Alumni Association, c/o Brenda Weber, 45635 Moose Ridge Rd., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Jan Edith Latta

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Jan Edith Latta, age 92, of Navarre, died Sunday April 30, 2006 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born June 1, 1913, in Canton, OH, to the late David and Effie (Schaub) Latta.  She was a life resident of the Stark County area and a graduate of Mt. Marie High School. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Elton, Zelvon and Donald Latta,

Survived by one brother, Vernon Latta of Ft. Myers Beach, FL; two nephews, David and Donald Latta; one niece, Betty Kitchen; four* great-nieces, Krystal Morrow, Victoria Hummel, Sara Gress and Annie Latta; four** great-great nieces and nephews; one great-great-great niece.  Funeral services will be Wednesday May 3, 2006 at 1:00 pm in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Terry Bailey officiating.  Interment in Melscheimer Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour before services on Wednesday 12-1 pm.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Aultman Hospital Health Foundation.

                                                 Kreighbaum-Sanders 

                                                      330-484-2525  

                                          www.sandersfuneralhomes.com

Submitter's Notes:

        *The provider of the obituary information made an error.  She had five great nieces and one great nephew.  Omitted were Kelli Kitchen-Ross and Jim Kitchen.

        ** This is an error.  She had eight great-great nieces and nephews.

 

My Aunt Jan                                                                    By her niece Betty Kitchen

May 3, 2006

 

Although today we gather to “officially” say goodbye to Jan Latta, my Aunt Jan, I am sure that all of us here will agree that she will always be with us.  She was such a vital part of our growing up.  Although biologically she may have had no children, she certainly mothered my cousins David, Don and me, and the generations to follow.  We were always welcome at her house.  Bring our friends?  She’d say, “Sure, will be glad to see them.” So we did.  And she was truly glad to have us all there.

 

Although she never married, she has always been the uniting force in this family.  It was Aunt Jan who cared for her aging grandparents.  It was Aunt Jan who cared for her own mother.  And it was Aunt Jan who spoiled David, Don and me.  We (the whole Latta family) were at their house almost every weekend that her father was home from Chicago. I think this was about twice a month during my childhood. She cooked a wonderful meal, and there was much laughter.  I know she especially spoiled me.  I was a picky eater.  Dad used to make me gag down a big spoonful of Black Strap Molasses to supposedly make me eat.  It was used with cattle, but I’m not sure it was meant for human consumption.  I liked Aunt Jan’s approach better.  She knew that I loved chicken and noodles so she ALWAYS made me chicken and noodles.  The rest of the family having beef stroganoff?  Yep, but I got chicken and noodles anyway.

 

At family gatherings most of the adults would go in the other room and talk.  For kids, this is of course, very, very boring.  So Aunt Jan and Grandma would spoil us.  They’d play cards with us kids or some other games at the big dining room table.  We all enjoyed it so.  I got to stay for a whole week during the summers.  We had Monopoly games that lasted the whole time.  She would let me change the rules a little.  I didn’t have to get all the properties of a certain color to buy houses.  We did some gardening, tried to catch the “Grinnies” which most people know as chipmunks and explored the wonderful closets upstairs.  They were wonderful weeks.

 

Here are some stories that she shared with me that I think you will enjoy too.

 

Her father’s parents and many aunts and uncles still lived in Monroe County when she was a kid. The train ride then from Canton to Monroe County was 5 or 6 hours Usually her dad only took the three older boys, but she remembered one time when the whole family went down. When they got there, it had been raining cats and dogs.  It was so muddy.  Her dad carried either her or Vernon and Uncle Tom carried the other, and her mother (Effie) carried her skirts.  Aunt Jan was about 10 the last time she went to visit her Grandma Latta (Mary Jane) in Monroe County.  Grandma told her she had the most beautiful hands she had ever seen. Aunt Jan figured her Grandmother had seen a lot of hands in her day; and since Jan had just done her nails, she kept on doing them the rest of her life.   Mary Jane died in 1927.    And when I was little, Aunt Jan continued the tradition and did my nails too.

 

As a child Aunt Jan also always had to wear a bonnet outside and was not allowed to go barefoot.  (That bonnet must have paid off because she always had very smooth skin.  No wrinkles even when she was older.) The bonnets always had strings to tie under her chin so she could run with the boys without it blowing off.  Here is one–hope you can see her running across the grass with it perched on her head.

 

When Aunt Jan was little she loved playing with paper dolls.  Her mother would get fashion magazines but the pages did not show clothes in color so she saved the tissue paper and colored linings from envelopes to make doll clothes with color.  She never did like drab things--bright and bold for Aunt Jan.  Red was her favorite.  She played a lot with her little cousin Marie.  In later life Marie told Jan that she enjoyed reading so well because of all the many, many times Jan read to her when she was little. 

 

I noticed on Aunt Jan’s old report cards that she missed a lot of school (36 days some years), and of course asked why.  She said she had very bad earaches as a kid.  They would drain, and she could not walk in the cold to school.

 

Both Aunt Jan and my dad Vernon spent a lot of time, especially in the summers, at their Grandmother and Grandfather Schaub's down the road from here in East Sparta.  (Dad would have been here today but is working through his own health issues.)   Aunt Jan always had to dress up for the train ride there to see her Grandparents.  She left play clothes at the Schaubs since she was there so often.  Once Aunt Jan lost her hair ribbon at Grandma Schaub's, and Grandma almost didn't let her go home, but she had school the next day.  It just wasn't proper to go on the train without your hair ribbons.  (Grandma had found the errant ribbon by the next time Jan arrived.)  Most weekends some of the Latta kids and Schaub cousins were there.  She told me about playing monopoly with Aunt Maggie, Junior and everyone during the depression.

 

There were no electric lines from East Sparta until about l928, and Aunt Jan remembered  how she used to like cleaning the oil lamps.  Grandma Schaub had a cow named Janey, so her mother Effie really did not like Janedith to be called "Janey."   Although Aunt Jan has never been as crazy about cats as Krystal, Valerie, or me, she did like Grandma Schaub's orange cat, Emily.  She also remembered the horse named Jimbo that bit her brother Don who was teasing him.  She was there when the armistice of World War I was announced on the radio.  She remembered how Elton and the older boys were celebrating by beating on the old wash tubs and creating a real noise.  Everyone was so happy that Uncle Wes was coming home.

 

Jan used to play dominoes and euchre with Grandpa Schaub while Grandma Schaub crocheted.  When they were older, she remembers driving out to their farm at 11:30 p.m. or midnight, after she had dropped off her Dad to catch the train  to Chicago, to stay with them.  She learned to drive at a very young age and chauffered her family a lot.

 

She went to Trump Road School then to an all girls high school - Mount Marie which later became Central Catholic High School.  Of course she had to wear uniforms in those days, and much of her class work was centered around the arts, Latin, Spanish, the classics.  She loved the opera.  I brought one of her oils so you can all see how talented she was.

 

 When Aunt Jan was a sophomore her friend Angeline had a Cadillac and provided much of Jan's transportation and good times. Alas, the Cadillac graduated, and Jan's best friend became Hilda Schneider.  It was a friendship that continued throughout her life.  When she was at Altercare, she often told me how thankful she was that they could talk often on the phone and still see one another now and then.

 

She was also thankful that she was so close to David and Maxine when she came to Altercare and she enjoyed their Sunday visits.  It was a blessing when Krystal got a job there and could stop in on her working days.  Knowing that Vicky was always there for her too was a great comfort.  She got back so much of the love that she had given away all those years.

 

Yes, it always has been Aunt Jan who has brought this family together.  We have all learned so much from her about giving, about loving, about coping.  She will always be such a role model for us.  She went through so many difficult times.  She did not complain.  She did what had to be done, then went on.  I do think she was ready to go on now too. 

 

Our five-year-old granddaughter Madison has been saying the prayer at the evening meal.  For the past year, it has always been the same.  “Thank you God for this food.  Help Aunt Janie to feel better.”  I think that Madi’s prayer has come through.  I’m sure that now she is feeling better.  Her body of late was such a burden to her free spirit.  I have hopes that she is rejoicing in reuniting with the family she loved so well, and we will see her again someday.  And I know she’ll be glad to see us, like always.  She’ll probably open with what so many of us have heard before, “Well, what do you know that I don’t know?”     By her niece Betty Kitchen

 

Johnny E. Weckbacher

Source--Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio; May 1, 2006

         RINARD MILLS - Johnny E. Weckbacher, 74, of 33762 State Route 537, Rinard Mills (Marr community), died Saturday (April 29, 2006) at Selby General Hospital, Marietta.  He was born at Sycamore Valley, Ohio, on Feb. 9, 1932, a son of the late   John C. and Mary Kincade Weckbacher. He was a retired laborer for Union Carbide, Marietta, with 35 years of service. He attended the Graysville United Methodist Church, Graysville, and he was a member of the Oil/Chemical/Atomic Workers Union, a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an honorary member of the Monroe County Agricultural Society after serving more than 25 years as a fair board member, 10 of which he served as president. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a member of the Southeastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association.

          He enjoyed farming, flowering, camping, the outdoors, and the Monroe  County Fair. After many years of prayer, Johnny accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior on April 20, 2006, with the assistance of Pastor Wayne Teafatiller.

         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Martin (Delores) Weckbacher; one sister, Arlene "Sis" (Stanley) Cline;  one niece, Trina Jo Cline; and one stepgrandson, Steven Stack.

         Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Gardner Weckbacher, whom he married  Aug. 20, 1955; two daughters, Tina (Terrill) Wickham of Rinard Mills,  and Dianna (Pat) Hulsey of New Matamoras; three sons, Johnny Bruce  Weckbacher of Rinard Mills, Douglas Weckbacher of Woodsfield, and Rodney  (Kim) Weckbacher of Lower Salem; one brother, Garald (Sylvia) Weckbacher  of Rinard Mills; three grandchildren, Daniel Wickham, Wade Weckbacher,  and Page Weckbacher; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Bear.

         Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, from 2  to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the  funeral home with the Rev. Tom Scott and the Rev. Madlynne Webber  officiating. Burial will follow in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery,  Sycamore Valley, Ohio, with full military graveside services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Center, in  care of Irene Clift, 31001 Little Injun Road, Lower Salem, Ohio 45745.

 

Augusta R. Hensel

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio — Augusta R. "Gussie" Hensel, 90, of Second Street, New Matamoras, formerly of Clay City, Ill., died Wednesday (April 26, 2006) at Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marietta, Ohio.  She was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Fly, Ohio, the daughter of the late August and Viola B. Forester Rosenlieb. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Matamoras Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hensel, on Jan. 31, 1975; 10 brothers, Pete, Lindy, Wilb, Albert, Clifford, Shirley, Paul, Art, Ed and Ike Rosenlieb; and three sisters, Elizabeth Rosenlieb, Belle Brown and Marjorie Guenther.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Hensel of New Matamoras; a granddaughter, Amanda Prine of Bellevue, Ohio; two sisters, Martha "Jude" Pearce of Weirton, W.Va., and Evelyn Davidson of Stoney Pt., Ontario, Canada; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great – great – grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis, and from noon until time of the services at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, 502 Front St., New Matamoras, with the Rev. N. David Hyde officiating.  Interment will be in New Matamoras Cemetery in New Matamoras.

 

Adamski, Betty L. Adamski (nee-Ollom)
Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, March 27, 2006
          Adamski, Betty L. Adamski, age 84 of Akron, Oh., formerly of Powhatan  Point, Oh. died Monday, March 27, 2006 in Akron City Hospital following a  brief illness.
          She was born January 25, 1922 in Clarington, Oh., the daughter of  the late William J. and Helen Eckels Ollom.
          She was a retired employee of the Community Action Commission of  Belmont County and a member of Amity United Methodist Church, Powhatan.
          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Emil F. Adamski and two brothers, Robert and Don Ollom.
          Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Ann (Tom) Samaras a grandson,  Austin Samaras, all of Uniontown, OH., a sister, Ruth Whitlatch of Warren, OH., a nephew, Bill (Kathy) Whitlatch of MS. and a niece, Linda (Joe) Savaterra of Niles, OH. and many other special nieces and nephews.
          Family will receive friends Wednesday from 1p.m. until time of Funeral service at 3 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington with Pastor Lorna Knight officiating.
          Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Holly
 Memorial Garden, Colerain, OH.
          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National  Museum of Pacific War, Admiral Nimitz Foundation, PO Box 1188, Frederick, TX., 78624-1188 or to local Humane Society.


Barnes, James S. Barnes
Times Leader, Martins Ferry,Ohio, dated, March 9,2006
          Barnes, James S. Barnes, age 63, of Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of
Colerain, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at his home, after a long     struggle with cancer. He was born June 22, 1942 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late Frank Barnes and Evelyn Flading Barnes. He was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield; a veteran of the United States Army.
          He had a long successful career with IBM, where he worked as a Support Customer Engineer in the National Service Division. He was a member of the Woodsfield VFW; and was a avid volunteer for the Monroe County Dog Pound. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Frank Barnes and Jack  Edward Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Howell) Barnes of Woodsfield; two sons, Jim (Maureen) Barnes of Chesapeake, Virginia and Mark (Laurie) Barnes of Marlington, West Virginia; one sister, Betty Jo Kinzler of Blowing Rock, North Carolina; one brother, Bill Barnes of Silver Springs, Maryland; five grandchildren, Ryan, Kelsey, MacKenzie, Kathleen and Caitlin; two sisters-in-law, Dixie (Max) Fliehman of Woodsfield and Patti (Mark)  Haralson of Woodsfield; and several nieces and nephews, Kara Griffin of Cleveland, Ohio, Beth Ann Parrish of Alabaster, Alabama, Jerry and James Kinzler of Orlando, Florida, Melanie Kemp and Dan Haralson of Woodsfield, Cole Haralson of Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas and Sarah Beth South of Alexandria, Virginia. Friends received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church of Woodsfield with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik, officiating. Interment in the St. Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery. Vigil service, 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Military services conducted by the Belmont Veteran Council. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester School, Woodsfield, Monroe County Dog Pound, Woodsfield or Journey Hospice of Sistersville, West Virginia.

 

Borman, Jerry Edward Borman
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 6, 2006
          Borman, Jerry EdwardBomberBorman, 52, of Fifth Street, Marietta, died at his home at 1:50 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4, 2006).
           He was born June 30, 1953, in Marietta, a son of the late Jerry Borman and of Mary Taylor Borman. He was a graduate of Marietta High School with the class of 1972. He served with the 82nd Airborne Army in 1972 to 1973.
           He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed life to its fullest and liked to make people laugh.
           He was a well-known boxer and was the champion of West Virginia, and was well-known for his participation in many boxing contests from 1972 until 1995. He was also well-known as the “Karaoke King” of Marietta, and was also a very gifted singer. He enjoyed playing Pac-Man and was great with children who loved being with him.
          His family enjoyed having him for a brother.
          He married Carolyn Weekley, who survives. He is also survived by one son, Shane Borman and his wife, Michelle, of Lewisville, Ohio; and one daughter, Shawna Scott and her husband, Patrick, of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Ryan Scott and Zachary Scott; five sisters, Vicki Borman, Reneé Borman, and Penny Daugherty and Don, all of Marietta, Nancy Borman of Tacoma, Wash., and Kathy Smith and Lyle of Belmont, W.Va.; two brothers, Tom Borman and his wife, Lori, and Dan Borman and his wife, Joan of Marietta; and a number of nephews and nieces.
          He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bluff Borman, and his wife, Edna Borman Benson, and Tom and Mildred Taylor, and his father, Jerry B. Borman.
          Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Longgrear officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites.
          Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. today until the hour of the service. The family requests that contributions in his memory be made to the funeral home.

Bowers, ElizabethLizBowers (nee-Taylor)
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 1, 2006
           NEW MATAMORAS - ElizabethLizBowers, 76, of New Matamoras, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Feb. 27, 2006) in the Arbors, Marietta. She was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Pine Bluff, Ark., the daughter of the late Vincent L. and Bertha L. Raines Taylor.
           She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.
           In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Raymond “Bud” Bowers; a son, Roy Bowers; and a sister, Rita Brown.
Liz was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother to two daughters, Dianna
(Pete) Chapman of New Matamoras and Evelyn “Peach” (Charlie) Mugrage of Racine, Ohio; two sisters, Claire (Jim) Furhman and Martha Magby, both of Silex, Mo.; four brothers, Lee Taylor and Herman (Mary) Taylor, both of
St. Louis, Mo., Al (Sandy) Taylor of Warrengton, Mo., Larry (Leona) Taylor of O’Fallon, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
           Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Rick Smith officiating.Interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Fly, Ohio. Sympathy expressions may be left at
www.grisellfuneralhomes.com


 Brown, Floyd G. Brown
 Times Leader, Martins Ferry,Ohio, dated, February 9, 2006
          Brown, Floyd G., age 67, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Sunday, February
5, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling. He was born February 23, 1938 in Powhatan Point, son of the late Samuel and Effie French Brown. Floyd was a retired employee from the North American Coal Company, Powhatan # 3 Mine. He was a member of the Grandview Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he  was preceded in death by a sister, Marge Baker; an infant sister; two brothers, Sam and Loren Brown. He is survived by four children, Deanna (Starling) Boston of Armstrongs Mills, Mark (Julie) Brown and Steve Brown all of Shadyside and Teresa (Allen) Hartley of Triadelphia, West Virginia; his former wife, Katherine Brown; two brothers, Glenn Brown of Martins Ferry and Lou Brown of California; three sisters, Ruby Leow of Boetticher, Florida, Flossie Simonetti of Steinersville and Lou Ann Mattone of Woodsfield; 10  grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
          Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg, Ohio where services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m., with Wayne Clark  officiating. Burial will follow in Armstrong Cemetery, Armstrongs Mills, Ohio.

 Brown, Roy  Brown Sr.

 Times Leader, Martins Ferry,Ohio, dated, March 25, 2006
         William Roy Brown, Sr., 95, of Wooster, Ohio, formerly of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the Glendora Health Care Center in Wooster, Ohio. He was born Sept. 11, 1910, in Powhatan Point, a son of the late Isaac and Cora Chance Brown. Roy was a retired coal miner with the North American Coal Corporation’s Number 1 mine at Powhatan Point. He then worked for the Captina Coal Company for ten years before retiring in 1972.
          He was a member of the UMWA District 6 Local 5497. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Kish Brown on July 19, 1963, and four brothers, Lewis, Aaron, Isaac and Russell Brown.
          Surviving are his son, Roy Brown, Jr., and his wife, Donna of Wooster; a sister, Betty Elkins of St. Petersburg, Fla. Also three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Cremetory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, Ohio, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. where services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ric Hendrix officiating. Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery at Powhatan Point. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice.

          Online tributes and condolences may be made at  www.altmeyer.com

 
Burkhart, John M. Burkhart
Times Leader, Martins Ferry,Ohio, dated, February 7, 2006
          Burkhart, John M., 88, of Woodsfield, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 2006.
Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Watters Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, Ohio. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, Ohio. Vigil services followed by military services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burkhart, Margaret Mary Burkhart
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 24, 2006
        CALDWELL - Margaret Mary Burkhart (Nau), 91, of Belford St.,   Caldwell, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Genesis Good Samaritan  Hospital, Zanesville, surrounded by her family. She was admitted on St. Patrick’s  Day with pneumonia, and due to her advanced age, did not respond to medications.
       Margaret always stated she was born on March 5, 1915, at home in
Temperanceville. However, when she applied for Social Security, she
discovered they had her birth date as Feb. 5. Margaret was the second of
six children born to Anthony and Rose E. Hughes Burkhart. She was a  devout Catholic and was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. As a young adult, Margaret worked at Mount Dechaneu Academy in Wheeling, W.Va.
       Margaret is survived by her husband, Andrew George Nau, with whom she celebrated her 66th wedding anniversary on Sept. 19, 2005; two sons,
Herman (Betty) Nau of Caldwell and Carl (Bonnie) Nau of Marietta; a son-in-law, Gary Braddock of Mount Vernon; a brother, Herman Burkhart of Woodsfield; a sister, Marie Burkhart Miller of Temperanceville; a sister-in-law, Helen Nau Miller; six grandchildren, Joyce (Ray) Rhodes, Shelia (Bryan) Rhodes,Mike (Brandi) Nau, Netti (David) Halsey, Renee (Mike) Hupp and Phil Braddock; and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all her extended family.
       In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by a
toddler son,  Harry E. Nau, who died Aug. 8, 1949, of cystic fibrosis; a
daughter, Theresa M. Nau Braddock, who died Sept. 15, 2005; two brothers, Charles H. and Frederick L. Burkhart; and a sister, Clara C. Burkhart Miller.
       Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, March
 24, at the McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, with Scripture services at 8 p.m.
         Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 25, 2006, at St. Stephen Catholic Church with Father Dale Tornes
and Father Samuel Saprano officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.


Burrows, Charles H. “ChuckBurrows
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 2006
         NEW MATAMORAS - Charles H. “ChuckBurrows, 62, of Old Camp Road, New Matamoras (formerly of Wisconsin), died Sunday (April 9, 2006) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
         He was born March 16, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Charles E.
Burrows and the late Diana Jelly Burrows.
         He was an owner/operator truck driver, a U.S. Army veteran, a
Protestant by faith, and a lifelong NASCAR fan.
         Survivors include his wife, Sallie Burrows, whom he married in 1983;
a daughter, Corrine (Joe) Thur of Mukwonago, Wis.; two sons, Charles E.
Burrows of New Berlin, Wis., and William A. (Jane) Burrows of Fredonia,
Wis.; his father, Charles E. Burrows of Las Vegas, Nev.; three
stepchildren, Michael Cooley, David H. Cooley, and LeAnne T. Nicholson, all of Ohio; a brother, Thomas Burrows of Clearlake, Texas; a sister, Chera (James) Harris of Wisconsin; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a
great-grandson; a stepgreat-grandchild; and a brother-in-law, Charles S. Campbell of New Matamoras.
        Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Grisell
 Funeral Home and Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville, W.Va.
        Sympathy expressions may be left at
www.grisellfuneralhomes.com
 

Carleson, Michael Merle Carleson
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 5, 2006
         NEW MATAMORAS - Michael Merle Carlsen, 19, of New Matamoras left this world for a better place on Monday (April 3, 2006).
         He was born Aug. 11, 1986, in Akron, Ohio. He lived in Hudson, Ohio, and attended Hudson Elementary until 1998 when he and his mom moved to New Matamoras where he attended and graduated from Frontier High School in  2004.
        He fell in love with the beauty of the Ohio Valley, the warmth of its people, and was proud to be country.
        He is survived by his mother and best friend, Cathy Carlsen of New Matamoras; one aunt, Cheryl Opperman and her husband, Walter, of Wellington, Ohio; five cousins, Mishelle Brinker and her husband, Charlie, Tina Torok and her husband, Mike, Dawn Opperman, Marine Sgt. Matthew Opperman and his wife, Rachael, and Amanda Lawson and her husband, J.R.; 11 little cousins, Heidi, Aliesha, Zachary, Katie, Nelson, Dominic, Dylan, Cameron, Kelly, Brenden, and Trey; one great-uncle, Russell Carlsen of Palo Alto, Calif.; the love of his life, Jessica Faye Southall and her family; and a tight circle of gamers and buds who shared his zest for life.  Michael never met a stranger and leaves behind countless dear friends and loved ones.
        Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras with Bob Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the  Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Coleman, Alma A. Coleman (nee-Harrison)
Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, March 8, 2006
         Coleman, Alma A., age 98, of Rt. 7, Clarington, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at home.
         She was born March 31, 1907 in Monroe County, Ohio, the daughter of the late William J. and Clara Ensinger Harrison.
         She was a homemaker and a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Bernard W. Coleman, three brothers, Clarence, Victor and William
Harrison, and two sisters, Clara Harrison and Lillian Scott.
Survivors include two sons, John (Helen) Coleman of Hannibal, and Bernard C. Coleman of Clarington, three daughters, Dolores A. (Wilber) Heslep and Elizabeth M. (Charles) Lively, both of Hannibal, and Lillian June Polis
of Warwood, WV, 47 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters.
        Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell
Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00pm with Pastor Jerry Ernst and Pastor Wendy Erb officiating.
       Interment to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal United Methodist Church,
52732 SR 536, Hannibal, OH. 43931.

Conley, GilbertGibHarry Conley
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 27, 2006
          NEW MATAMORAS - GilbertGibHarry Conley, 52, of Ludolph Ridge Road, New Matamoras, died at 11:54 p.m. Friday (Feb. 24, 2006) at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va., of an apparent heart attack.
          He was born June 19, 1953, in Fly, Ohio, a son of Elmer Odell and Mary Elizabeth Clutter Conley. He was a deck hand with the West Bank Harbor.

He loved hunting, camping, and cooking.
          He is survived by his wife, Melony Kelly Semon Conley; they were married March 20, 1982, in Fly. He is also survived by two sons, Ryan Conley (April) and Shane Conley (fiancée Natasha Brown); two sisters, Dorothy Diehl (Buck) and Blanche Yonley, all of Fly; three brothers, Ed Conley (Karen) George Conley, and Ron Conley (Sue); and several nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his parents.
          Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with Pastor Frank Conley officiating. Burial will be in Merhley Cemetery, Fly, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Cross, Rachel J. Cross (nee-Westen)
Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, March 7,2006
          Cross, Rachel J.Cross, age 66 of Monroe St., Bellaire, OH died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital Medical Park, Wheeling, WV. She was born December 24, 1939 in Moundsville, WV the daughter of the late Gwilym A. and Rozella E. Simsa Westen.  She was a clerk with the former GC Murphy Company, Moundsville and a member of United Wesleyan Church, Bellaire.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, JamesFrancis Cross.
         Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Cross of Bellaire and Kriss
(Donny) Carter of Steubenville, OH, six grandchildren, Donny Ray Carter,
Keith Andrew Carter, Ashley Nicole Carter, Amanda Roze Carter, Nicholas
Michael Cross and Timothy Ryan Cross, two sisters, Joretta (Ed) Porter of
McMechen, WV. and Elizabeth Gaworski of Moundsville, WV. and a brother, John (Donna) Westen of Clearfield, PA.
         A Memorial Service will be held Monday at 11am at United Wesleyan
Church
, 4424 Harrison St., Bellaire with Rev. Ray Benesh officiating.
Inurnment to follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan, OH. Memorial  contributions may be made to United Wesleyan Church. Arrangements

by Grisell Funeral Home, Bellaire, OH.

 

Dalrymple, Inez I. Dalrymple (nee-Willis)
Times Leader,Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 28, 2006
         Dalrymple, Inez I. Dalrymple, 80, of 368 Short Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, died at 12:27 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 in the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.
         She was born at Beallsville, Ohio on May 1, 1925, a daughter of the late George and Thelma Atkinson Willis. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was an avid bingo player.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. “Rip” Dalrymple; two infant brothers and two infant sisters, a brother, Bob Willis and a sister, Doris Moser.

Surviving are three daughters: Nancy (Bob) Geldmacher of Woodsfield, Ohio, Carole (Dave) Reon of Laurel, Mississippi, Mary Ellen (Rick) Colvin of Antioch,   Ohio; three sons: Richard “Dick” Dalrymple of Plantation, Florida, Clarence Ray (Denise) Dalrymple Jr., of Woodsfield, Ohio and David Dalrymple of the home; three sisters: Norma Jean Miller of Loudonville, Ohio, Patty Skok of Ashland, Ohio and Janice Kay (Richard) Lumbatis of Lewisville, Ohio; one brother, Tom (Delores) Willis of Ashland, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children; five great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
        Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday. Burial will follow in the Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio.

 Daniels, Charles E. Daniels
 Altmeyer Online Obituaries, dated, March 4, 2006
       Charles E. Daniels, 73, of 55381 Steinersville Road, Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Friday March 3, 2006 at his home. He was born August 20, 1932 in Powhatan Point, Ohio, a son of the late Nicholas and Mary Suvok Daniels. He was retired from North American Coal Company’s #4 and #5 Mines.  He was a member of Amity United Methodist Church Steinersville, OH; VFW Post #5565 and American Legion Post #228 both of Powhatan Point, OH. and a Navy Veteran of the Korean War.
      He was preceded in death by three brothers Mike Daniels, Nick Daniels, and John Daniels.
      Surviving is his wife Julie Ann Shultz Daniels, two sons, Joseph Kelly (Riehle)Daniels of St. Clairsville, OH. and Craig (Vicky) Daniels of Cambridge,OH., a daughter Crystal (David) Sadlowski of Shadyside, OH., three  sisters, Julia Moss of Haver, MT, Anna Petty of Las Vegas, NV, and Mary Rataiczak of Powhatan Point, OH., five grandsons, Nicholas Daniels, Stephen Daniels, Matthew Daniels, Derrick Sadlowski, and Dustin Sadlowski, several nieces and nephews.
       Family will receive friends Monday 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, OH., where funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday with Reverend Richard Hendrix officiating. Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, OH.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or
 Amity United Methodist Church.  Full Military graveside honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #5565 and American Legion Post #228.
 
Dillon, Gene W. Dillon
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 16, 2006
          Dillon, Gene W. Dillon, 82, died at 1 p.m., Wed, March 8, 2006 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Ill.            He was born near New Matamoras on Sept. 21, 1923, to William and Mary Black Dillon. He was educated in one-room schools that were called Pine Knob and Salem Hall and were within walking distance of the farm where he was  raised. After his first year of high school in New Matamoras, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and left it later to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served with the Corps of Engineers in Europe during World War II. He had a long career as a long distance truck driver and retired from Associated Trucking Co. in Chicago, Ill., in 1982.
         He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence and Carl; and sisters, Bernice Moore and Anna Dye.
         He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Van Dyke) whom he married Oct. 1, 1973; two sons, Barry (Jacque) and Jeffery (Mona); five grandchildren, Shari (Lenny) Garcia, Matt (Christy) Dillon, Julie, Brian, and Rachel Dillon; three great-grandsons; sisters, Florence Miller of Springfield, Ore.,Eunice Murphy of Sebring, Ohio, and Wilma Walker of Alliance, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
        He was an active member of the American Legion in Flora, Ill.  After cremation, a memorial service will be held Friday at the United Methodist Church in New Matamoras with the Rev. Michael Webber  officiating.  Burial will follow at the Matamoras Cemetery. Military services will be held at the graveside.  Local arrangements were entrusted to Hadley Funeral Home, New
Matamoras.

 
Dunlap, Charles E. Dunlap
The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV., dated, January 25, 2006
       Dunlap, Charles E. “Chuck,” 62, of New Martinsville, W.Va., was surrounded by his children in Charleston, when he went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2006, following a short illness.  Chuck was a veteran of the Army Reserves and was a maintenance supervisor for Ormet Primary Corporation of Hannibal, Ohio and was a member of the Moose Lodge in New Martinsville.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Pauline Dunlap.
      He is survived by four children, Cindy (Andy) Crihfield of Gandeeville, Charles “Chuckie” Dunlap of Pleasure Island, N.C., Michael (Beth) Glow of New Martinsville, Michele (Bryan) Glow-Nadeau of Independence, Md.; wife, Mary Dunlap; brother, Wesley Radcliffe of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Marilyn Jeffries of Fayetteville. He was PaPaw to 11 grandchildren.
      A Memorial service to honor the life of Charles “Chuck” Dunlap will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2006 at the New Martinsville United Methodist Church. Those unable to attend can  send condolences to the family online at
hrw@snodgrassfuneral.com   In lieu of flowers, the children request memorial donations to either the American Cancer Society or the Moose Lodge 931 Scholarship Fund.  Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.


Elerick, Chester Elerick
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 4, 2006
       Elerick, ChesterEugene” , 71, of West Tacoma Rd., Barnesville, Ohio, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Barnesville Hospital. He was born Aug. 31, 1934 in Belmont County, a son of the late Chester and Lillian Luyster Elerick. Eugene was a member of the Barnesville East Main St. Church of Christ, and retired fuel truck driver with Green Valley Co-Op.
      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Tillet.
      Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Joyce Littleton Elerick, three daughters, Cindy (Steve) Benson of Beallsville, Ohio, Amy (Mike) Smith and Lesta (Arthur) McCammon, all of Barnesville, Ohio; two sons, David (Linda) Elerick of Quaker City, Ohio and Douglas (Betty) Elerick of Bethesda, Ohio; a sister, Patricia Elerick of Barnesville; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
        Friends will be received Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., with Minister Val Roxby officiating. Burial in Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio.

Felter, Helen Sandra Felter  (neeColyer)
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 31, 2006
          Felter, Helen SandraSandyFelter (Colyer), 66, of Morris Loop Road died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 29, 2006) in Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born April 6, 1939, in Marietta, a daughter of the late Mahlin and Francis Colyer. She had spent her entire life in Marietta, except for several years when she had made her home in New Matamoras. She had been employed at the Marietta Laundry and later had worked at the Marietta Fruit Packing Company. For a number of years, she was employed in the laundry department of Marietta Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed playing bingo and enjoyed spending time with her many special friends. She also loved animals of all kinds as well as birds and squirrels and other wildlife.  On Sept. 17, 1955, she was married to Richard O. Felter Sr., who survives. Their daughter, Sandra Lynn “Ink” Felter, died at the age of 17.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard Felter Jr. and Mahlin “Mike” Felter, both of Marietta; two daughters, Sue Berry and her husband, Ted, and Dee Kidd, both of Marietta; her grandchildren, Steve Felter, TJ Berry, Josh Kidd, Ericka Schneider, Jonni Tucker, Sheena Kidd, and Emily Felter; and a number of great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Paul Colyer and his wife, Margaret, and Murray Colyer and his wife, Paula, all of Marietta. In addition to her daughter, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Colyer; and two sisters, Mary Williams and Ruth Ann Colyer.
        Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Father Mike Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until the hour of the services.

 

Goddard, Thomas, “TomGoddard
 Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, January 29, 2006
       Goddard, Thomas “Tom”Goddard, age 55 of Rt. 1, Proctor, WV, died Sunday, January 29, 2006 at Wheeling Medical Park Hospital.   He was born May 16, 1950 in New Martinsville, WV, the son of Rose Catherine Herrick Goddard and the late Harold Lee Goddard.  He was a plant operator with Consolidation Coal, McElroy Mine Prep Plant.  He was a member of UMWA, Moose Lodge #931 of New Martinsville, Monroe County Relay for Life “Dream Team” and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
       In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Charlene Thomas Goddard, two daughters, Angie Goddard and Jaimie Goddard, both of  Charlotte, NC, a son, Chris Goddard of Dayton, Ohio, three brothers, Ron (June) Goddard and Rick (Lynn) Goddard, both of Proctor, and Wayne (Becky) Goddard of  New Martinsville, two sisters, Colleen Goddard and fiancé Stuart Redshaw of Canonsburg, PA and Kay Goddard of New Martinsville, 9 nieces and 13 nephews.
      The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville with Rosary devotions recited at 6pm. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Proctor, WV. with Father Francois Gonda Babulu and Father Steve Vallelonga as celebrants.      Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Proctor, WV.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to Monroe County Relay for Life, c/o Pat McDougal, P.O. Box 183, Hannibal,OH 43931.

 Goff, Dorothy Goff (nee-Summers)
 Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006
     Goff, Dorthy, Goff, age 71, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2006 in the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  She was born on May 6, 1934 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to the late Frank and Esther (Hanby) Summers.
     Dorthy is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Tammy Davis of Woodsfield; a son, Rick Goff of Mineral Wells, West Virginia; three grandchildren, Summer Davis, Karlie Davis and Daniel Goff; two brothers, Hollis Clinton Summers of Parkersburg, and Delbert (Karen) Summers of Minasis, Virginia; three sisters, Betty (Ron) Hempfield of Mount Vernon, Carol Summers of Utica, Ohio and Shirley Johnson of Mount Vernon; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Summers; and many nieces and nephews.
      Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray Goff; a brother, Bobby Summers; and a sister-in-law, Sue Summers.
      Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m.   Burial will follow on Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. This obituary and guest registry will be online at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Green, James B. Green
Mt.Vernon News, Mt. Vernon, Ohio
           UTICA - Family and friends are invited to a graveside service Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in Bell Cemetery for James B. Green, 67, of Utica. Pastor Ben McKinstry will officiate.  Jim died March 6, 2006, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. He was born March 3, 1939, in Woodsfield to Harold C. and Mary (Lovett) Green. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

          He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Birdie (Green) Woosley of Utica, Jamie (Green) and Jason Dague of Centerburg; brother, Daniel Green of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Lonny King, Lynette King and Joe Woosley, all of Utica, and Samantha Dague, Nicole Dague and Dalton Dague, all of Centerburg; and lifelong companion, Wanda Norrocky.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold C. Green Jr.; and sister, Martha Sue Meadows. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to 14502 Dunlap Road, Utica, OH 43080. The Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica,  assisted the family with arrangements.
 

Griffin, Lois M. Griffin (nee-English)
Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 9, 2006
            Griffin, Lois M. Griffin, 90, of Berkley Drive Woodsfield, Ohio, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born Feb. 4, 1916 in Monroe County, Ohio. She was a daughter of the late Clark and Minnie Burkhart English.
          She was a homemaker, an avid quilter, and member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Griffin, Dec. 7, 1996, a daughter; Glenda Faye Griffin; three brothers, Donald English, Kenneth English, and Sidney English. She is survived by one son, Floyd (Evelyn) Griffin of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Flora Jean (Nelson) Stalder and Helen (Doug) Yoho, both of Woodsfield; three sisters, Amanda English of Woodsville, Maryannette (Vernon) Cline of Woodsfield, Marilyn (George) Elias of Canton; one brother, John (Dorothy) English of Ky.; five grandchildren, Steve (Cheryl) Griffin of Wadsworth, Ohio, Cheryl (Greg) Bissmeyer of Canton, Jason Stalder, Kimberly Stalder and Kyle Yoho, all of Woodsfield; four great- grandchildren, Quentin, Hunter, Brayden, Griffin, and Lucas Bissmeyer; four sister- in- laws, Clara English of Woodsfield, Betty English of Graysville, Ohio, Mabel English of Mich., and Dorothy Griffin of New Matamoras, Ohio.
          Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, at the Bauer- Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday March 6, 2006 with Minister Keith Jones officiating. Interment is in the Rinard Mills Cemetery Rinard Mills, Ohio.

 
Hamilton, Freda Katherine Hamilton (nee-Christman)
The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV.,dated, February 9, 2006
          Hamilton, Freda Katherine Hamilton (Christman), 86, Follansbee, W.Va., died February 8, 2006 in Wheeling, W.Va.
 She was born June 27, 1919 in Woodsfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Louis Christman and Ida Christman.  She was the owner/operator of Hamilton Taxi and was a Lutheran by faith.
           In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer “Okey” Hamilton; a son, Homer Hamilton; three brothers, Roy, Nova and Walter Christman.
          Surviving are her son, Carl Hamilton and his wife, Penny of Wellsburg, W.Va.; her daughter, Martha Dyer of Follansbee, W.Va; two brothers, John Christman of Akron, Ohio and Clayton Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio; six grandchildren; 12 great-grand- children; three great-great-grandchildren.
          Visitation Friday, February 10, 2006 6-8 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV where services will be held Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Wheeling, WV. Those wishing to contribute to her funeral fund, make checks payable to Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

 

Haught, Esther Jane Haught (nee-Edinger)
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 4, 2006
          Haught, Esther Jane  of 120 Oak Grove Lane, Marietta, went home to be with the Lord at 10:15 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 2, 2006).  Esther was the third of nine children born to Henry Rosevelt “Ted” Edinger and Hilda Langsdorf Edinger. She was born on June 26, 1932. Mrs. Haught attended a one room school house in Brownsville, Ohio, and graduated from Antioch High School in 1951. She and her husband of nearly 55 years eloped the day after graduation, moving to Texas and Pennsylvania. She lived with her husband, Lindsey Michael Haught, and their children, Margaret Ann (Pickering) and Dr. Bonnie (Buchman) in Lodi, Medina County, Ohio, for 30 years.
         Others surviving Mrs. Haught include sisters, Mary Alloway of New Matamoras, Ohio, Barbara Feldner of Caldwell, Ohio; and brothers, Charles Edinger of New Albany, Ohio, and Henry Edinger Jr. of Medina, Ohio; sons-in-law, Samuel Pickering of Waynesboro, Va., and David Hawkins of Parkersburg; and grandchildren, David Michael Pickering and Christopher Lawrence Pickering of Waynesboro, Va., Daniel Lindsey Buchman of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Michelle S. Buchman Casada and husband, K.C., of Parkersburg, and Nathan A. Hawkins of Parkersburg.
         Mrs. Haught was a retired practical nurse from Deaconess Hospital and did baby sitting for many years in her home. She enjoyed crafts and camping and was a Girl Scout leader with over 10 years of service. She never met a stranger and loved animals, nursing many a stray.  We know at last you’ve found your peace. We’ll miss you, still.bless this sweet release.   She was a member of the Gilman United Methodist Church in Marietta.
        Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta. Additional viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hadley Funeral Home, 700 Main St., New Matamoras. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, with the Rev. Nancy O’Dell officiating. Burial will follow in the Brownsville German Lutheran Cemetery in Brownsville, Ohio.


Horn, Hattie Horn (nee-Gast)
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 25, 2006
           Hattie June (Gast) Horn, 81, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died at the Shadyside Care Center. She was born June 28, 1924, in Armstrongs Mills, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank and Luella Gast. June was a self employed elderly caretaker and a Methodist by faith.
            In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Horn in 1970; a daughter, Brenda Bondy Sheets; two brothers, Paul and Ray Gast; three sisters, Wilma Scott, Freda Doty, Buella Gast; and a grandson, Nick Blazy Bondy. Surviving are eight children; Gary (Linda) Bondy of Senecaville, Ohio; Judy (John) Talbott of Navarre, Ohio; Tom (Julie) Ray, of Bellaire; Virginia Ray of Powhatan Point; Mary Kay Marsh of Bridgeport, Ohio; Pam Horn of Powhatan Point; Susie Baker of Jacobsburg; Connie (Steve) Folden of Powhatan Point; a sister,Vera Heightland of Powhatan Point; 35 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, Ohio, where services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donald Cordery officiating. Burial will follow in Armstrongs Mills Cemetery.
         Memorial contributions may be sent to Mary Kay Marsh, Bridgeport, Ohio. Online condolences may be extended to the family at:
www.altmeyer.com.


Huffman, Annelie E. Huffman
Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, April 1, 2006
          Huffman, Annelie E., age 78 of Sardis, OH died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Wetzel County Hospital. She was born April 2, 1927 in Germany. She was a Roman Catholic by Faith and a former employee of the Sardis IGA.
          She was preceded in death by her husband: Boyd “Buddy” Huffman.
          Survivors include two sisters-in-law: Patty (Lowell) Huffman Bahmer of Barnesville, OH and Marguerite Huffman of Sardis; three brothers-in-law: Vernon “Sonny” Huffman of Sardis and Dale (Cindy) Huffman and Gale (Lynn) Huffman all of Powhatan, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
          The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00-8:00pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00am with Evangelist Marvin Henderson officiating. Interment in Sardis Cemetery. Sardis, OH.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dally Memorial Library, 37325 Mound Street, Sardis, OH 43946.


 Johnson, Darrell Gene Johnson
 Grisell Online Obituaries, New Martinsville,WV., dated, March 7, 2006
          Johnson, Darrell Gene, age 58 of Border Street, Sardis, Ohio, formerly of Luck, Wisconsin, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in Pittsburgh, PA.    Darrell grew up in Grantsburg, Wisc., the beloved son of the late Nels and Maryan Peterson Johnson. He graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1965.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Vietnam. Darrell spent most of his adult life in the cab of a Peterbilt truck. He was currently employed by Belt Transfer in Parkersburg, WV. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. of  Wisconsin, H.O.G., and the First Christian Church in Proctor, WV.
          He is survived by his beloved wife, Fala “Pat” Nice Johnson of Sardis, a son, Brian Johnson of Hammond, Wisc., a son, Daniel (Marci) Johnson and children, Patrick and Samantha of Des Moines, Iowa; a stepson, Dean Minger and his daughter Elizabeth of New Martinsville, WV,a stepdaughter, Christi (Dave) Heft of Lackawanna, New York and her children, Jessica and Dustin Arman of New Martinsville, a stepdaughter, Mona Minger of Knoxville, TN. and her daughters, Ashleigh Minger of Sardis, and Rachelle and Stevie Nichols of Jackson, Ohio.         Darrell had a passion for his family, Chevy’s, Peterbilt’s, Harley’s, Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers.
          Family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-9 pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services and will be held Friday at 2:00pm with Anthony Parks officiating. Military services will also be conducted at the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Johnson
Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, dated, March 5, 2006
           ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 100, formerly of New Concord, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at First Community Village Health Care Center in Columbus. She was born March 10, 1905, on the family farm near Powhatan Point, Ohio, the eldest daughter of the late John McFadden Johnson and Nancy Ramsay Shannon Johnson. She began her career as a high school English teacher in Moundsville, W.Va., and Martins Ferry, Ohio. From 1944 until her retirement in 1972, she was a faculty member at Muskingum College, New Concord, in speech communication and theater. Countless people benefited from her dedicated work as an educator, theater director, public speaker and speech therapist. A member of College Drive Presbyterian Church in New Concord, she was humble before God, as expressed in one of her favorite poems, “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer.    Surviving are her nephew, Eric R. Brown of Houston, Texas; two great-nephews; a great-great niece; two great-great-nephews; and several cousins.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two younger sisters, Ruth Ellen Johnson and Nancy Shannon (Johnson) Brown. In retirement, she enjoyed keeping up with current events and sharing stories about her life experiences with family, friends and village staff. Visitors will be received beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Houston of College Drive Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Muskingum College, Attn: Advancement Office, 163 Stormont St., New Concord, OH 43762.


Kesterson, Linda Kesterson
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 16, 2006
          Linda Kesterson, 58, of Jerusalem, died Tuesday at home. Born Sept. 13, 1947 in Anstead, W. Va., daughter of the late James and Lora Shrewsberry Kesterson. Preceded in death by one son, Chad West and one brother, Phillip Kesterson.       Surviving are three daughters, Heather (Lloyd) Ackerman, Kim (Ric) Smith and Krystal Pritchard; stepdaughter, Nicki (Tom) Harrington; two sisters, Kathy Kesterson and Della (Don) Srygley; seven grandchildren and special friend, Steve Small. Visitation, 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., Saturday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio.

Klay, Mary Maxine Klay (nee-Romick)
Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, February 13, 2006
         Klay, Mary Maxine, longtime Fremont, Ohio resident, passed away Monday, February 13, 2006, in Cincinnati, Ohio, days after her 94th birthday.She was born February 11, 1912 in Sardis, Ohio, the daughter of the late William F. and Bertha Zeh Romick.
        In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Roy W. Klay, and a brother, John Romick.
        She is survived by daughters, Mary (Jerry) Huddleston of Columbus, Ohio and Holly (Harley) Grim of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a son, Steven (Eileen) Klay of Toledo, Ohio. She was a dear grandmother of eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
       Maxine was a member of the Hayes United Methodist Church in Fremont, and a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #533, Clarington, Ohio.
      Family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30 p.m. at  the Sardis United Methodist Church, corner of Monroe and State Rt. 7, Sardis, Ohio where funeral services will be at 1:00pm with Pastor Wendy Erb officiating.  Interment in Sardis Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roy W. Klay Scholarship Fund, Terra Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH. 43420. Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, Ohio.


Knight, Russell Eugene Knight
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 8, 2006
       Knight, Russell Eugene, 73, of 332 E. Spring St., Marietta, died at 11:49 p.m. Sunday (March 5, 2006) at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.  He was born April 29, 1932, in Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of Samuel and Ida Ferrell Knight. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 64 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108. He will be missed by his family and many, many friends.
       He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jayne VanWey Knight of Marietta; two sons, Michael Knight of Rochester, N.Y., and Aaron Knight and his wife, Lisa, of New Matamoras; daughter, Michele Wilson of Williamstown; five grandchildren, Heather Wilson, John Russell and Stephen Wilson, all of Williamstown, and Jarod and Ryan Knight of New Matamoras; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Harrison of Williamstown; one brother, Denver Knight; four sisters, Loretta Sampsel Brookover, Bonnie Rikard, Beulah Huffman, and Evelyn Herman Knight.
       He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara Bear; and three brothers, Delbert, Tory, and Bill Knight.
       Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., with Roger A. Rush officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery. Family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
 
Kostecka, Edward J. Kostecka
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 4, 2006
        Kostecka, Edward J.,76, of Stella St., Tiltonsville, Ohio, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio. He was born Nov. 24, 1929 at Powhatan Point, Ohio, son of the late Joe and Bertha Heiny Kostecka. He was a retired Chemistry teacher for the former Warren Consolidated High School in Tiltonsville, a Marine veteran serving in the Korean War; a Catholic by faith and a member of the Tiltonsville American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Kostecka; three sisters, Mary Rusiecki, Ethel Kostecka and Bessie Ann.

          Surviving are his wife, Sara Sauers Kostecka; two brothers, Robert (Carma Lou) Kostecka, Arizona, and Joseph (Connie) Kostecka, Mentor, Ohio; two sisters, Jean Rempe, Kentucky and Barbara (Robert) Heidelbach, St. Clairsville; many nieces and nephews and great- nieces and great-nephews.

          Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Borkosi Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, Ohio.


Kowalczuk, Joan Andrea Kowalczuk
Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006
         Kowalczuk, Joan Andrea, 60, of Northwood Court, Wheeling, W.Va., formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio, died January 25, 2006 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield.  She was born March 7, 1945 in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of John and Angela Haraczy Kowalczuk, Jr., who survive of Woodsfield.  Joan retired from Verizon Telephone Company as a Maintenance Clerk. She was a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, but attended other Catholic Churches in the Wheeling area. After she graduated from the St. Sylvester Catholic School, Woodsfield, she followed with a diploma in 1963 from Woodsfield High School, Woodsfield, where she was a clarinetist for four years. Joan earned a BA degree from West Liberty State College in June 1972 by working during the day and attending a local college in the evening for five years to get two years credit. She then got a leave of absence from her employer to spend two years on the campus to complete the requirements for her degree.
         She was interested in the country of Egypt, the U.S. Navy and ships in general. Joan got stuck on the Titanic; and John Wayne was her favorite actor. One of her most exciting moments in her life as a teenager was being alone as a tourist on a boat cruising the Nile River during the hostilities of the 1960’s. Joan got involved in archaeology, Historical Society, Pioneers Club and was excited with the Democratic Party electing Governor Joe Manchin. She possessed a large collection of a variety of unusual artifacts and pictures; and cats were her favorite pets.  Joan had many wonderful close friends in the Woodsfield and Wheeling areas helping with comfort and transporting her to obtain the necessary medical treatment.
        In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Michael Anthony Kowalczuk of Windham, Connecticut; a sister, Denise K. Anderson of Lakeland, Florida; nephew, Stephen K. Anderson and wife, Laura, and their daughter, Adyson Faith; and nephew, Sgt. Roy V. Anderson of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, who had spent two tours in Iraq.
       Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.  Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield. Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.


Kress, George Kress Sr.
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 22, 2006
       Kress , George W. Kress  Sr., 90, of 221 Center Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at his home. He was born at Scottown, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 1915, a son of the late Frederick and Margaret Bosold Kress. He was a retired farmer and oil field worker. He was also a former lockman of the U.S. Corp. of Army Engineers; a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Cornett, Florence Schumacher and Alice Buckalew; three brothers, Carl Kress, Gilbert Kress and Oscar Kress.

Surviving are his wife, Martha C. Burkhart Kress whom he married on Nov. 17, 1941; three daughters: Evelyn Ann (Floyd W.) Griffin of Canton, Ohio, Helen Marie (Jerry) Dillon of Canton, Ohio and Christena Margaret “Chris” (Joe) Hoff of Woodsfield, Ohio; six sons: Frederick Joseph Kress and fiance’ Jenny Shafer of Caldwell, Ohio, Robert Lewis (Darlene) Kress of Chesteron, Indiana, Clemence Eugene “Clem” (Sharon) Kress of Lewisville, Ohio, William John “Bill” (Lori) Kress of Canton, Ohio, Ralph James (Lucia) Kress of Bakersfield, California, George William Kress Jr., of Bakersfield,California; one sister: Edith (Raymond) Reischman of Miltonsburg, Ohio; 21grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.   Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio. Vigil and military services will be held at 8:30 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic Schools, 119 Wayne Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.


Lamp, Janice Kay Lamp (nee-St. John)
Altmeyer Online Obituaries, dated, February 27, 2006
         Lamp, Janice Kay Lamp, 58, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 in the Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire.  She was born Dec. 2, 1947 in Bellaire, a daughter of the late William and Goldie Gatten St. John. Janice was a homemaker, a member of the Powhatan Nazarene Church, and the American Legion Post 228 Auxiliary.
         Surviving is her husband, Elmer, 3 children; Mark (Michele) Lamp of Weirton, Christine (Larry, Jr.)Kinney of Powhatan, Rhonda (Jay) Black of Powhatan, 4 stepchildren, Ronnie (Jane) Lamp of San Antonio, TX, Steve (Cindy) Lamp of Reno, OH, Elmer, Jr. (Tracy) Lamp of Bridgeport, Billy (Margie) Lamp of Bellaire, 4 sisters, Sue (Jeff) Helt of Shadyside, Brenda (Danny) Miller of Sardis, Bev (Roger) Knight of Powhatan, Bonnie Stalder of Sardis, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
         Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point where services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald Lawson, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Armstrongs Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan Fire Dept. and E-Squad. Online condolences may be extended to the family at
www.altmeyer.com

 
Lavender, May R. Lavender (nee-Cottello)
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 31, 2006
           Lavender, May R. Cottello , 83, of Bellaire, Ohio died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in Belmont Community Hospital. She was born May 1, 1922 in Bellaire, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose Cottello. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Lavender in 1999, one brother, Thomas Cottello Sr., three sisters, Mary Shepherd, Lena McCabe and Amelia Rouse.
          Surviving are her children, Donald “John” Lavender of Bellaire, Christine M. Heatherington and her husband, Ken, of Powhatan Point, Ohio; two sisters, Jenny Meholovitch and Carmella Kovalyk, both of Bellaire;  three grandchildren, Kenna L. Nauenberg of Riverside, Calif.; Kimberley J. Heatherington of Powhatan Point; Dawn Lavender of Bridgeport, Ohio.
         Friends received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, where vigil services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, with Monsignor Gene Mullett as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire. May and her late husband Donald where former VIP’s and avid campers at Barkcamp State Park. Offer condolences online at
www.altmeyer.com

 

Marty, Walter F. Marty
Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, February 20, 2006
         Marty, Walter F., age 88, of Clarington, Ohio, died Monday, February 20, 2006 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.  He was born March 12, 1917, in Clarington, the son of the late John W. and Alma Moser Marty.  He was the retired owner of Marty’s Kitchens, a master cabinet maker and repairman, a member of Zion United Church of Christ and Zion Grange #2242. He served his church and community as a source of strength and assistance his entire life. He enjoyed making music, especially with his late wife.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Fraley Marty, on December 18, 2004, a brother, Harry Marty, and two sisters, Mildred Gordon and Wilma Marty.
        Survivors include three daughters, Lois Marty, of the home, Sara (Marvin) Jacobs of Clarington, and Eileen (Tom) Mignerey of Pensacola, Florida, a son, Marvin (Heidi) Marty, of Guysville, Ohio, three grandsons, Devon (Jane) Jacobs of Albany, Ohio, Todd (Kristy) Mignerey of Flint, Michigan, and Andy (Robin) Mignerey of Jacksonville, Florida, two step-grandchildren, Madelyn and Ramsey Isaacs, four great grandchildren, Logan, Kendall, Ryan and Scott Mignerey, two sisters, Alma Marty, of the home, and Doris (Harold) Byers, of Wadsworth, and several nieces and nephews.
        Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, where funeral services will be on Thursday at 1:00pm with Rev. Donald Hitchcock and Rev. Randall Gehres officiating. Interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio. Grange services will be held Wednesday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.
        Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, 50445 SR 536, Sardis, OH 43946.


McGilton, Kenneth T. McGilton
Toothman Online Obituaries, dated, February 22, 2006
          McGilton, Kenneth Thurman, 30, of Middlebourne,West Virginia, died February 21, 2006. He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on December 10, 1975.  He was an employee of Ormet Corporation working from Local # 5760. Ken served in the U. S. Navy from 1995 through 1998. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Alan McGilton.

          Surviving are his mother, Janet Lee Hummel McGilton; three sisters, Tracy (Paul) Ponsetti of Wheeling, Crystal Pollock of St. Clairsville and Candy (Eric) Fisher of Wheeling; two brothers, Richard (Kayla) McGilton Jr. of Shadyside and Eric (Christine) Hamilton of Woodsfield; seven nieces and nephews, Ashley Ponsetti, Destiny Eppley, Sarriah Pollock, Nellie Dimmerling, Ian McGilton, Regan Hamilton and Gavan McGilton.

         At Ken’s request there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, Ohio Chapter, 407 Vine St. #267, Cincinnati, OH., 45202 or the DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH., 45250-0301.


McKnight, Bryan F. “BudMcKnight
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 3, 2006
       NEW MATAMORAS - Bryan F. “Bud” McKnight, 57, of 775 Dyes Ridge Road, New Matamoras, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2006) at his home.  He was born on April 4, 1948, in Marietta, a son of Harold and Dorothy Smith McKnight. He attended area schools and graduated from Skyvue High School. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Vietnam. He worked as a logger and dump truck driver. He was a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church and Matamoras Senior Citizens, and was a charter member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6387 in New Matamoras.
      On Aug. 19, 1972, he married Margaret “Peggy” Dixon. His wife survives with two sons, Bryan W. (Naomi) of Columbus and Douglas (Angela) of New Matamoras. He is also survived by grandchildren, Cassie and Taylor McKnight; brothers, Tom (Desia), Gary and Ed, all of New Matamoras, and Paul (Becky) of Graysville; and several nieces and nephews.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant
brother, Harold Jr.
         The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 5, 2006) at Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras with Pastor Jeff Fatica officiating. Interment will be at Low Gap Cemetery with military services by VFW Post 6387. Donations may be made to Home Nursing and Hospice, 210 N. Seventh St., Suite 300, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

McKnight, Dora Adele McKnight
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 13, 2006
         NEW MATAMORAS - Dora Adele McKnight, 71, of Brownsville Road, New Matamoras, died at 11:28 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 11, 2006) at the home of her son at 32420 Hopewell Ridge Road, Wingett Run, Ohio, in the presence of her family. She was born April 15, 1934, in New Matamoras, a daughter of Clyde Forest and Julia Ann Hooper McKnight. She had been a cook at the Wells Inn in Sistersville, W.Va., and the Country Kitchen at Fly, Ohio.
        She is survived by two sons, Richard L. McKnight and his wife, Billie, of New Matamoras, and Danny E. McKnight and his wife, Jennifer, of Wingett  Run; four grandchildren, Tina, Julia, Ben, and Ricky; two sisters, Marie Kidder of East Liverpool, and Pauline Bradfield of New Matmaoras; and five brothers, Denver McKnight of East Liverpool, and Vernon, Perley, Herman, and Jim McKnight, all of New Matamoras.
        She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Floyd, Harold, Donald, Richard, and Eugene Clyde McKnight; and her life long companion, Harold “Boots” Harris.
         Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.


Mellott, HermanSquirtMellott Jr.
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 6, 2006
        Mellott , Herman Wesley “Squirt” Jr., 18, of Woodsfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, near Woodsfield, Ohio, following injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on September 26, 1987, a son of Herman Wesley “Flip” Mellott, Sr., who survives, of Woodsfield, Ohio and Tammy Jackson Broemsen, who survives, of Woodsfield, Ohio. He formerly attended Beallsville High School, Beallsville, Ohio and was a Junior at Monroe Central High School/Swiss Hills Vocational School, near Woodsfield, Ohio. He had attended the Bush Church of Christ, near Malaga, Ohio, was a member of the Monroe Central Baseball team and a member of the Constructive Trades at Swiss Hills Vocation School. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Perry and Lydia Mellott; great-grandparents, John and Gertrude Jackson and Earl and Gladys Ralph. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Tracey Mellott of Woodsfield, Ohio; stepfather, Johnthan Broemsen of Woodsfield, Ohio; three brothers, Justin Mellott and Rusty Mellott, both of Woodsfield, Ohio and Bradley Holcomb of Beallsville, Ohio; one stepbrother, Justin Stutz of Woodsfield, Ohio; one stepsister, Jordan  Joy of Woodsfield, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Sonny Jackson of Woodsfield, Ohio and Gloria (Marvin) Wiley of Woodsfield, Ohio; stepgrand- parents, John (Donna) Broemsen of Beallsville, Ohio, Lorna (Ron Ewers) Broemsen of Lewisville, Ohio and Benny (Rose) Ralph of Caldwell, Ohio; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received at the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Harry Summers officiating. Burial will follow in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio. Memorial  contributions may be made to the Herman W. Mellott Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens National Bank, 143 South Main Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793. Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

Minder, Grace Minder (nee-Twinem)
Times Leader   Martins Ferry, Ohio
          Minder, Grace Evelyn , 87, of Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of Cameron, Ohio, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio. She was born Aug. 14, 1918 in Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Preston Armstrong Twinem and Maud Louise Ault Twinem. She was a member of the Cameron Church of Christ.  

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Minder, 1984; two sons, Michael (Moe) Minder, and Joseph H. Minder; one daughter, Betty Minder Hines; two sisters, Margaret Hartline and Ruth Jones; three brothers, Harold, Kenneth and Harry Twinem. Surviving are four children: Mary Ann Robbins (Jerry Trimnal), Gastonia, N. C.; Linda (Dennis) Canter, Lewisville, Ohio; Garry Minder and Dean Minder, both of Woodsfield, Ohio and one brother, Paul Twinem, Newton Falls, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren; several nephews and nieces, including Rose Marie and Frankie of Barnesville. Friends received from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday
at  the Bauer- -Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio.
         Funeral service, 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Cameron Church of Christ, Cameron, Ohio, with Minister John Kern officiating. Interment in the Cameron Cemetery.


Mitchell, Ila Mae Mitchell (nee-Darrah)
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 9, 2006
          Mitchell, Ila Mae Mitchell, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 in the Forest Hill Retirement Community, St. Clairsville, Ohio. She was 80 year old. A resident of 114 Lynn Drive, Powhatan Point, Ohio. She was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Shadyside, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl and Bertha Byles Darrah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Mitchell and a sister, Irma Darrah Sorg, formerly of Phoenix, Arizona. She was a retired employee of the North American Coal Corporations. She was a former York Township Clerk; Deputy Registrar for the State of Ohio License Bureau, as well as the former operator and proprietor of the Powhatan Calendar Co. She was a member of Grandview Christian Church, Powhatan Point, Ohio; a member of the Order of Eastern Star Captina Chapter #489, Powhatan Point, American Legion Auxiliary #228, Powhatan Point, Ohio.

Surviving are a daughter, Charleen Shreffler and a son, George C. Mitchell, both of Powhatan Point; four grandchildren, Dawn Shreffler- Lee, Jamie Mitchell-Monroe, John A. Shreffler and James J. Mitchell, six great-grandchildren and a nephew, Ned Sorg of Mesa Arizona.
          Visitation, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at 2 p.m., with Rev. George Coffman officiating. Burial immediately following at Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio. American Legion Auxiliary services, Wednesday at 7:15 p.m., followed by Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Powhatan Emergency Squad or the Grandview Christian Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at
www.altmeyer.com

 

Monahan, Floyd J. Monahan
Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, March 24, 2006
           Monahan, Floyd J., age 80, of Hannibal, Ohio, died Friday, March 24, 2006 at home.  He was born May 22, 1925 in Powhatan, Ohio, the son of the late Floyd and Della Love Doty Monahan. He was a retired deckhand and pilot at Dravo, Inc., a member of the American Legion Post 760 in Hannibal, Ohio, a U.S. Navy veteran, and a Protestant by faith.
          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Monahan, and a brother, Charles Monahan.
          Survivors include a special friend, Sylvia O’Neil, who took care of him since 1997, his friends, Bob & Doris Cornell, Bobby and Renee Cornell, Spenser, Ethan and Megan Cornell, Kevin & Sherry Hall, Ashton & Jakeb Hall, Herman, Phyllis and Ryan Beckett, a sister, Betty Litman, a grandson, Benji(Valoree) Monahan, three great grandchildren, Logan, Lakelyn and Luke, and a niece, Cheryl Dennison.
          Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 10am until time of service at 1pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio, with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Interment in Harter Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.


Nalley, Guy “BobNalley
Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 19, 2006  
          Nalley, Guy “Bob” Nalley, 64, of Nalley Road, Woodsfield, died Jan. 16, 2006 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.  He was born in Monroe County July 10, 1941, a son of Mary Piatt Nalley of Woodsfield and the late Guy Mike Nalley.  He was a retired employee of the Monroe County Department of Transportation as a truck driver and a Navy veteran.
          In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons; Robert Ross (Cork) Nalley, Jeromesville; Guy Hamilton (Bobby) Nalley, Corry, Pennsylvania; one brother; Russell (Donna) Nalley, Woodsfield; two sisters; Betty (Ron) Stimpert, Lewisville; Penny (Bill) Campbell, Woodsfield; three grandchildren; Rebkah Lee Schaffer, Madalin Danille, Robert Joe Nalley; several nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Daugherty Nalley in October, 1996; and one sister, Shirley Alice Cline.
          Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Minister Harold Kinney officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy Nalley Family, c/o Evelyn Daugherty, 36487 Nalley Road, TH 623, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 
Norris, Isaac N. Norris
News Clipping
          Norris, Isaac, aged 87, passed away Saturday evening at 9:30 o’clock at the home of his son, Walter, on Woodsfield, Route 4, following a week’s illness.
          Surviving are three sons, Frank, Clarence and Walter, with whom he made his home, all of Woodsfield, Route 4; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Kindelberger and Mrs. Miles Henthorn, of Woodsfield, Route 4, and one brother, Robert Norris , in Colorado.
          His wife, Mrs. Mary Dressler, died eight years ago.
          Short funeral services will be held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock with final services at the Neuhart Ridge Baptist Church. Minister J.V.A. Traylor will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with Bauer and Turner in charge.


Patterson, Helen Patterson (nee-King)
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 31, 2006
            Helen “Mommy Ted” Patterson, 76, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va She was born December 21, 1929 in Stewartsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Boston King. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bellaire.
           In addition to her parents, her husband, Collier Thomas Patterson Sr. in 1972, one daughter, Bonita Reed, one son, Frank King, precedes her in death.
          Surviving are three daughters; Margaret Clemont, Nadine Patterson of Bellaire; Vanessa Gilmer of Youngstown, Ohio; one son, Collier T. Patterson Jr. of Bellaire; an aunt, Beatrice Willis of Buffalo, N.Y.; cousin, Freddie Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; a very close friend, Eloise Johnson of Martins Ferry, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.
         Friends received 10 a.m. until time of the services at 1 p.m. Friday, March 31,  2006 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 441 37th. Street, Bellaire, with the Rev. Shirley Pierre officiating. Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio. Offer condolences online at
www.altmeyer.com

 

Petho, Rose Marie Petho (nee-Molnar)

Altmeyer Online Obituaries, dated, April 2, 2006
         Petho, Rose Marie Molnar, 86, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Saturday April 1, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
         She was born November 4, 1919 in Brilliant, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Sendrei Molnar.  She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Powhatan Point.
        In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Steve Petho, two brothers, Charles and William Molnar, one sister, Julia Smithoffer.
        Surviving are five children, Ernest Petho and his wife Judy of Bellaire, OH; Robert Petho and his wife Kathy, Steve Petho and his wife Pauletta, Rose Gray and her husband Lew, Joyce Skaggs and her husband Bill all of Powhatan Point; one sister Marge Cenkus of Barton, OH; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
       Friends received 1-4 and 6-8 Monday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, where vigil services will be held at 2:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, with Msgr. Gene Mullett as celebrant. Interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, OH.
       Offer condolences online at
www.altmeyer.com


Reusser, Mabel M. Reusser (nee-Ingold)
The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV., dated, February 20, 2006
          Reusser, Mabel M., age 92, died on Saturday, February 18, 2006 in Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield, Ohio. She was the mother of Lynn Reusser, Woodsfield, Ohio.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Gresser Funeral Home, 415 N. Elm Street, Orrville. Pastor Ray Aspinall will be officiating. Burial will be in the Smithville Cemetery, Smithville. Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Gideon’s International of Nashville, Tenn. for the purchase of Bibles.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from Noon-2:30 p.m.
          She was born February 3, 1914 in Sardis, Ohio, the daughter of Herman Ingold and Rosa (Luedy) Ingold and was the oldest of four children. She married George W. Reusser on October 3, 1933.  The Reussers moved to Smithville, Ohio from Monroe County, where they operated a dairy farm until their retirement in 1978. Mable Reusser was also employed at the College of Wooster and The Wayne County Care Center and was known for her wonderful cooking skills by all who knew her. She was a member of the Smithville Brethren Church and a born again follower of Jesus Christ.
          She maintained her membership in The Helping Hands Homemakers Club for many years. Every member of her family has a quilt that she had hand made. Mable was gentle, loving and blessed woman after the example of Proverbs 31. She also maintained her presence of mind until her final days.
          She is survived by sons, Warren (Wanda) Reusser of Big Prairie, Ohio, Lynn (Yvonne) Reusser of Woodsfield, Cliff (Lisa) Reusser of Navarre, Ohio; and a daughter, LaVerne (Donald) Zimmerly of Orrville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Irma Ingold.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Reusser, in 1981; a son, Herman, in 1995; son, Joseph; brother, Carl; sisters, Lula and Nina; and a grandson, Randy Reusser.


RiggenbachHazel R. Riggenbach (nee-Fankhauser)
Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis,Ohio, dated. April 6, 2006
          Riggenbach, Hazel R., age 93 of Smith Street, Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Rt. 255, Sardis, Ohio, died Thursday, April 06, 2006 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.  She was born November 8, 1912 in Sardis, the daughter of the late
 Henry W. and Ella Baumgartner Fankhauser.She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Sardis.
        In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Riggenbach, an infant sister, Ruth Fankhauser, a sister, Irene Weigand, a brother, Merle Fankhauser, a son-in-law, Raymond Headley and a daughter-in-law, Martha Riggenbach.
        Survivors include three daughters, Eleanor (Roy) Schindler of Kent, Ohio, Ruth Headley of Parkersburg, Betty (Dwayne) Hardbarger of Durham, NC, three sons, Vernon Riggenbach of West Salem, Ohio, Gene (Ruth Ann) Riggenbach of Ravenna, Ohio and Wayne (Clara) Riggenbach of Wooster, Ohio, two brothers,Woodrow Fankhauser of Sterling, Ohio and Willard Fankhauser of Rittman, Ohio, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
        Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, and Saturday from noon until time of funeral services at 1:00pm at the Apostolic Christian Church, 49076 State Rt. 255, Sardis, with ministers of the church officiating.  Interment in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.


Rothacher, Russell Rothacher
Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 8, 2006
        Russell Lee Rothacher, 73, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Friday, April 7, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Monroe County, Ohio, a son of the late John and Esther Straub Rothacher. Russ was a retired truck driver with Hendershot Trucking Co., was a member of the American Legion Post 521, Shadyside, VFW Post #5565, Powhatan, Steelworkers Union and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

        Russ is survived by his wife, Nancy Howell Rothacher; a son, Donald (Glenda) Rothacher of Vance, Ala.; two sisters, Virginia Campbell of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Delores (Ronald, Sr.) Smith of Sardis, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brandy Rothacher of  Walker, La., Jeff Kizziah of Brookwood, Ala.,Casey and Eric Plowman of Vance, Ala.; eight nephews and three nieces, David, Scott, Cliff, Shauna, Lori, Mike, John, Jim, Cheryl, Mark, and Tom.

       Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside, where services will be held on Monday at 1p.m. with Pastor Donald J. Cordery officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio, where the Belmont County Council of the American Legion will hold full military graveside services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Fire and Emergency Squad Association. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
 
 Shapley, James William Shapley
 Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 1, 2006
              NEW MATAMORAS - James William Shapley, 81, of 51058 State Route 7, New Matamoras, died at 10:42 p.m. Monday (Jan. 30, 2006) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born Dec. 14, 1924, in New Matamoras, a son of James Gentry and Eunice Ann Alloway Shapley. He was a heavy equipment operator, and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 18, District 6, Cleveland.  On Dec. 25, 1960, he married Edith Marie Stewart Shapley, who survives.
              Also surviving are two sons, James Patrick Shapley and his wife, Rita Ann, of Woodsfield, and John Gale Shapley and his wife, Lorah Lee, of Woodsfield; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Rebecca Jane Byers, of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
             He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Shapley.
             Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, with the Rev. Frank Conley officiating.  Burialwill be in Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Simpkins, Benjamin F. Simpkins
 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 7, 2006
          Simpkins, Benjamin F. , 58, of Long Ridge Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va. He was born Nov. 22, 1947 in Branchland, W. Va., the son of the late Telma Brunty. He retired as a truck driver for Slay Trucking on September 1, 2005.  He was a Captain and helicopter pilot of the 82nd Airborne Army Aviation during the Vietnam War for which he was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star with V’s, and the Distinguished Service Cross. He was a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, James, and Charles “Hank” Simpkins.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte “Sharkey” Reed Simpkins; two sons, Benjamin Simpkins Jr., of  Largo, Fla., and Freelin Simpkins of Glenville, W. Va., a stepdaughter, Amy Brown of Sardis, Ohio; a stepson, David Crawford of Paden City, W. Va.; a sister, Margaret (Don) Whitney of Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Rex “Ace” (Vickie) Simpkins of McClenny, Fla.; five grandchildren, Connie, Austin, Sidney, Kaleb and Kaelee, and several nieces and nephews.
         Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Wendy Erb officiating. Interment in Northview Cemetery where American Legion Post #760 will conduct military graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Veterans Association, 112 N. Sycamore Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.
        Sympathy expressions at     
www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

Smithberger, Louis J. Smithberger
Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, dated, February 6, 2006
         SUMMERFIELD - Louis J. Smithberger, 54, of 46189 County Road 43, Summerfield, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at his residence.

Surviving are his father, John C. Smithberger of Summerfield; one daughter, Mary Lou (William Jr.) Tilton of Cambridge; one son, John Joseph (Jenifer) Smithberger of Summerfield; one brother, Paul J. Smithberger of Dexter City; one sister, Bertha Anderson of North Carolina.

        Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Brubach-Watters FuneralHome, 202 Main St., Summerfield, where vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Carlisle, with the Rev. Father Samuel Saprano as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle.


 Stevens, CyGy Nicole Stevens
 Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2006
          SHADY SPRING - CyGy Nicole Stevens, 21, of Shady Spring, died Sunday (Feb.19, 2006). Born Aug. 13, 1984, in Marietta, she was the daughter of John Stevens of Flat Top, W.Va., and Angela Morris of Gansevoort, N.Y. CyGy was a graduate of Pikeview High School in Princeton and had been a resident of Shady Spring for the past six years.
          Surviving are father and stepmother, John and Lora Stevens of Flat Top; mother, Angela Morris of Gansevoort, N.Y.; grandparents, Frank and Bonnie Stevens of Beckley, W.Va., Darrell and Charlotte Cline of Woodsfield, and Don and Joanne Lilly of Flat Top; and uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Stevens of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Stevens of Chester Hill, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens Jr. of Killen, Texas, and  Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Cline and Larry and Sherry Zwick of Woodsfield, Ohio.
          Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Ray Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Robert Morgan, Lee Hunt,Terrance Surface, Joshuah Mullins, Robby Pendergrass, Adam Lilly, Chris Bahnderhann and Joe Stone. An online guestbook may be signed at
www.calfeefh.com.

Swallie, Betty Swallie (nee-Berry)

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated March 2, 2006
           Swallie, Betty F., 77, of Malaga, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born April 6, 1928 in Jerusalem, Ohio, a daughter of the late Alva and Laura Holmes Berry.  Betty was a homemaker and a member of the Jerusalem Church of Christ.
           In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen E. Swallie; a sister, Wilma Swallie and a brother, Elmer Berry.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Swallie and Sandy (Richard) Wise; a son, Allen (Nila) Swallie; grandsons, Jeff (Missy) Swallie and Bryan (Angie) Swallie; a great-grandson, Nicholas Allen Swallie, all of Barnesville, Ohio; a sister, Hilda Abbott, of Woodsfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
          Friends will be received Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Rodney West officiating. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.


Tennant, Ina Claire (nee-Seckman)
The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV., dated, February 11,2006
           Tennant, Ina Claire (WeeWee,) 68, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Friday, February 10, 2006 at home.  She was born July 22, 1937 in Tyler County, the daughter of the late Clyde and Retha Keys Seckman.  She was a homemaker; and a member of the Wilbur United Methodist Church.
            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Tennant, November 17, 2005; a brother, Gary Seckman; and a sister, Mary Janice Freeman.
           She is survived by sons, Randy Tennant and son, Joe, S.C., Keith Tennant, Powhatan, daughter, Amanda and son, Bradley, Carl and Mary Beth Tennant, Powhatan, son, Ryan and daughter, Annie; one daughter, Glenis Nicholson, Bellaire and son, Joe; a great granddaughter, Natalie; three brothers, Billy Seckman, Wilbur, W.Va., Dean Seckman, Pittsburgh and  Patrick Seckman, Wilbur; and several nieces and nephews.
           Friends will be received at the Furbee Funeral Home, Alma from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m.  Interment in Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, W.Va.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Powhatan Emergency Squad.


 Tennant, Joseph R. Tennant ,Sr.
 The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV., dated, January 9, 2006
         Tennant, Joseph R., Sr., 76, of Bridgeport, died Saturday, January 7, 2006 at his home.  He was born September 4, 1929 in Morristown, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Sokolowski Tennant.  Joseph was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wolfhurst. He retired from Weirton Steel as a 54” Strip Steel Inspector and was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Japan and then the Korean Conflict.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, John Arthur Tennant.
         He is survived by his wife, Naomi “Toots” Tennant of Bridgeport; five sons, Joseph Jr. and his fiancee, Debbie of Powhatan, Jim and his wife, Darla of St. Clairsville, Jerry and his wife, Cathy of Lansing, Jeff and his wife, Marcy of Bridgeport and Jack and his girlfriend, Crystal of  Bridgeport; nine grandchildren, Alicia, Joseph III, Scott, Casey, Emily, Jennifer, Tiffany, Jeffrey and Kaity; three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Tate and Cruz.
         Visitation will be Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio where Vigil services will be held at 2 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wolfhurst with Msgr. Mark Froehlich as celebrant. Interment will follow at Linwood Cemetery, Blaine.  Full military services will be conducted by the Belmont County Council of the VFW.

 

Thomas,Ruth Irene Thomas (nee-Ring)
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 7, 2006
              Thomas, Ruth Irene Thomas, 83, of 117 Bartlett St., Marietta,  died at 7:35 p.m.  Wednesday (April 5, 2006) at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born May 6, 1922, in Rinard Mills, Ohio, to Everett and Mary Piatt Ring. She was a member of the Sixth and Washington Streets Church  of Christ and was a homemaker. Ruth graduated from Graysville High School. During World War II she worked in Canton, Ohio, as a “Rosie the Riveter” and drove a Nickles Bakery truck.
             She married Clyde E. Thomas on Jan. 20, 1946, and became a housewife until her family was reared. She worked for Green Thumb of Guernsey County and as a receptionist for Head Start at Byesville, Ohio, until she retired. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Ann Westbrook (Lloyd) of  Marietta,Ohio, and Patricia Teters (Gary) of Parkersburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Lori Strasser (Drew) of Ormond Beach, Fla., Lisa Smith (David) of  Jonesboro, Ark., Brian Warden (Jessica) of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Jennifer Warden Sands (Tom) of Parkersburg, W.Va.; four great-grandchildren, Allison and Spencer Strasser of Ormond Beach, Fla., Tennyson Smith of Jonesboro, Ark., and Reid Warden of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and a sister, Marjorie Lindamood (Ralph) of Massillon, Ohio.
             She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde E. Thomas, on May 7, 1984; and an infant daughter, Connie Sue Thomas.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 8, 2006) at Hadley Funeral Homes, Reno Chapel, at 1021 Pike St., with Roger A. Rush officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today (April 7, 2006) at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sixth and Washington Streets Church of Christ, Marietta, Ohio.

Truex, Robert A. Truex
Altmeyer Online Obituaries, dated, February 2006
          Truex, Robert A., 66, of Lake Milton, Ohio, formerly of Moundsville, WV. died Saturday, January 28, 2006 at home. He was born May 22, 1939 in Marshall County, WV a son of the late Clarence and Radie Fulmer Truex.  He was self employed, a Christian by faith and a US Army veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother Clifford Charles Truex; three sisters, Lena Mae Moore, Thelma Virginia Hale and Helen Marie Bell. Surviving are a brother William J. Truex, Powhatan Point, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
          Friends received Thursday from 5-9 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV where services will be held at 6 pm Thursday, February 2, 2006 with Rev. Eddie Wills officiating. Interment in West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton, WV.


 Tyler, SherlTobyTyler
 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2006
          Tyler , Sherl “Toby” Tyler, 82, of Carrie St., Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at his residence. He was born Jan. 22, 1924 in Altman, W. Va., a son of the late Earl and Orpha Browning Tyler. Toby was retired from the Olin Corp., working as a shipping supervisor, was a member of the Powhatan Community Church and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

In addition to his parents, Toby was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Audrey” Longstaff Tyler in 2003, and two sisters: Edania Zumpetta and Nadean Burek.
          Surviving are four children: Keith Tyler and his wife, Andrea, of South Lyons, Mich., Thomas Tyler of Powhatan, Mark Tyler and his wife, Dianne of Shadyside, Debra Fisher and her husband, Joseph, of Powhatan Point; a sister, Maxine Mackey of Windsor Heights, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren and  two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.
          Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, OSU Developments Fund #536246, Office of Medical Center Development Fund, 1375 Perry  Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201. Online condolences may be extended to the family at
www.altmeyer.com


 Underwood, Keith Underwood Sr.
 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 5, 2006
          Underwood , Keith R. “Underdog” Underwood , 62 of 60758 Hawthorne Hill, Shadyside, Ohio, died Friday Feb. 3, 2006 at his home. Keith was born March 15, 1943 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Clellon Ramon and Bessie Beck Underwood. He was retired from the former North American Coal Corporation #3 Mine, Dilles Bottom, a Vietnam War Airforce Veteran and a Nazarene by faith.
          He was preceded in death by his adopted son Pierre Evans; a brother Dwayne Underwood, two step-brothers Robert and Herb Merritt; and a  sister, Dorothy Krain.

Surviving are his wife Shirley Palmer Underwood; three sons Keith R. (Barb) Underwood Jr. of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Karl (Melissa) Underwood of Dilles Bottom, and Kenneth (Amy) Underwood of Shadyside, Ohio; a daughter Tawnia (Edward) Artler of Columbus, Ohio; adopted daughter Charlotte “Cissy” (George) McMahon of Shadyside; two step-brothers, Phillip Merritt of California and William Merritt of Brilliant, Ohio; Two sisters, JoAnn (Walter) Marta of Shadyside and Betty (Dorsey) Thomas of Belmont, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

Family and friends received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, where services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Dennis Hancock officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Belmont County Council of the American Legion services 10:45 a.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com

 

Vess, Mildred WOkey Vess (nee-Morris)
Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 10, 2006
              Graysville - Mildred W. (Okey) Vess, 95, of Graysville and Lower Salem, died Thursday (April 6, 2006) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  Born May 5, 1910, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew S. Morris and Pearl Zelda Kinkade Morris. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville and also attended Lower Pawpaw Church of Christ.
             She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Okey, in 1972; her second husband, Orpha Vess, in 2005; one sister, Myra Anderson; six brothers, William, Earl, Edward, Isaac, and Maywood Morris, and an infant brother.
            She is survived by one sister, Ethel Sullivan of North Fort Myers, Fla., and also several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville.


 Weisend, Leona Rose Weisend (nee-Michel)
 Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 4, 2006
            Weisend, Leona Rose, 83, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of Lewisville, Ohio, died Thursday, February 2, 2006 in the center.  She was born in Caldwell, Ohio on March 14, 1922, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Dimmerling Michel. She was a homemaker; and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, near Lewisville.
          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonita Sue Weisend; five brothers, Terrance, William, Harley, Harold and James Michel; and three sisters, Hilma Estadt, Lorena Ottle and Lillian Michel.
          Surviving are her husband, Robert N. Weisend, whom she married on May 17, 1946; one daughter, Elizabeth Jean (Mark) Williams of Dresden, Ohio; three sons, Bruce (Lisa) Weisend of Caldwell, Brent Joseph (Shelly) Weisend of Dresden and Barry John (Carol) Weisend of Heath, Ohio; one sister, Verna McDowell of Tennessee; one brother, Earl Michel of Massillon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, near Lewisville with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as the celebrant.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lewisville.  Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


 Wells, Rollie F.Wells
 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 15, 2006
              Wells, Rollie F., 91, Barnesville, died Monday, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1915 in Belmont County, son of the late Forrest V. and Dardanie (Swallie) Wells. He was retired from Consol Coal.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence R. Wells, infant son, Clesson R. Wells; brother, Vernon Wells and two sisters, Leona E. Wells and Othello Humphrey.

Surviving are a son, Keith (Barb) Wells of Barnesville; daughter, Etta Jo (Terry) Burkhart of Jerusalem; five grand-children: Lei Ann Wells, Penny (Matt) Powell, Sam Wells, Chasidy and Derek Burkhart and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Luke Powell. Visitation, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, and service at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio, with Evangelist M. Gale Yoho officiating. Burial in Crestview Cemetery.


Wiley, Malinda Wiley (nee-Yoho)
The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV.,dated, February 7, 2006
          Wiley, Malinda V., age 81, of N. Main Street, New Martinsville, W.Va., died Monday, February 6, 2006 at her residence.           Malinda was born June 2, 1924 in Brickfield, W.Va., the daughter of the late Andrew and Lucinda Six Yoho.  She was a Rural Letter Carrier in Proctor, W.Va.; and a Home Health Aid Nurse; a life member and past president of the New Martinsville
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28; life member of the former VFW  Auxiliary; member of National Letter Carriers Auxiliary of Proctor; a life member of the Grandview Station 30 Ambulance Squad; and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Steelton.
          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arch “Ike” Wiley; brother, Earl; three sisters, Lovie Huff, Amanda Vita and Tillie Stout; and a half brother, Albert Yoho.
          Surviving are two sons, Arthur Wiley and Phillip Wiley and wife, Deborah; step son, James Wiley and wife, Getsy, all of New Martinsville; two half brothers, William Yoho of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Gerald Yoho; a sister, Cora Belle Lee of Washington, Pa.; half sister, Katherine Manning; grandson, Phillip James Wiley of New Martinsville; and step grandson, Michael Wiley of Woodsfield, Ohio.
          Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at the Jarvis Funeral Home, 1224 South Bridge Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Judith Marlow officiating. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will hold services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wolff, Donald R. Wolff
 Grisell Online Obituaries, dated, January 28, 2006
          Wolff, Donald R., age 76 of Kreig Ridge Road, Sardis, Ohio, formerly of Melbourne, Florida and Summit County, Ohio, died Saturday, January 28, 2006 in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.  He was born on May 28, 1929 in Summit County, the son of the late Frank J. and Ora Piens Wolff.  He was a retired postal carrier for the United States Post Office in Melbourne, Florida, a member of the NRA, and National Association of Letter Carriers.
          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Norma O’Connor, Karen Chapek, and Gladys Cook, and a brother, Robert Wolff.
         Survivors include his wife, Esther Schwandt Wolff, a brother, Francis Wolff of Woodsfield, Ohio, and a sister Mary (Hal) Caldwell of Melbourne, Florida. He was also a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
         Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Route 2, New Martinsville with Pastor Judy Marlow officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good
 Shepherd Lutheran Church
, 196 N. State Rt. 2, Box 216, New Martinsville, WV. 26155.

 

Yock, Andrew Yock
 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 15, 2006
         Yock, Andrew Robert , 91, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Monday, February 13, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was born January 6, 1915 in Wyoming, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Pitner Yock. He was a retired employee of Ohio Ferro Alloy, an Army World Ware II veteran, and a member of the Bellaire Elks Club.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Adell Kinemond Yock in 1987, four brothers, Joseph, William, Anthony and Albert Yock, one sister, Mary Kovachic.  

Surviving are a son, Gary A. Yock and his wife Sara of Bellaire; two grandchildren, Heather McVay and Joseph Yock; four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan, Ashley Robson and Adele Yock; several nieces and nephews.  

Friends received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Home, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside, Ohio, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, February 17,  2006. Interment in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio, with military  honors conducted by the American Legion Post #768, Beallsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Association. Offer condolences online at www.altmeyer.com

 

Thelma Ileeta Satterfield nee Kinkade

Source:  Yakima [Washington] Herald-Republic; Wednesday, July 12, 2006

        SUNNYSIDE- Our beloved Mother, Grandma, Frandi, Thelma Ileeta (Kinkade) Satterfield, passed away July 8, 2006 in Sunnyside at the age of 79.  Thelma was born August 28, 1926 to John David and Essie May (Carr) Kinkade in Conway, Missouri.         After her birth, her Mother returned to Montana where her father and older siblings were farming. In 1934 she and her family made the move further west to Washington State and settled in Mabton. Thelma had a love for school and graduated from Mabton High School in 1944 with honors.

         In 1945, she married Elmer Lee Satterfield on June 19, in Selah, WA., while Elmer was on leave from the Navy.  They soon made their home in Mabton and raised a son, David E. and a daughter, Karen L.

        Thelma worked many places throughout her lifetime. She worked a few years for Carnation Milk in Sunnyside. She then went to work for the Fred C. Story Agency, where she handled various individual's income tax and sold various types of insurance. She bought that business from Mr. Story, but sold it a few years later. She then decided to go to work for Ivan White and Assoc., but only during the tax season. In the middle of all of this, she found time to serve her community and served two terms as Mayor of Mabton. When Thelma decided to retire, it was from the City of Granger, where she had served as a city clerk. Through all this, she always kept a clean house, beautiful flower garden, have time to beat you at a game of dice or cards and cook enough food to feed anyone who happened to stop by. Her saying was "If you get up from my table hungry, it's your own damn fault!"  Thelma will be deeply missed by all who know and loved her.

         Thelma is survived by her loving family, a son, David Satterfield and wife Margaret of Richland, a daughter, Karen Satterfield of Sunnyside, three granddaughters, Monica Stanton and husband, Paul of Sunnyside, Rene Martinez and husband Ramon, of Petaluma, California, Nanci Shrauner and fiancé Michael Rushman of Pasco; four great-grandchildren, Justin, Sofia, Braden, and Isabella as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

         Her parents, John and Essie Kinkade, her husband of 60 years, Elmer, two brothers, Harley and Charles Kinkade, and a sister, Veda Harrison preceded her

in death.

         Funeral services for Thelma will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside with concluding services to follow at the Mabton Cemetery.  Those wishing to honor Thelma's memory may do so by contributing to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or any charity of the donor's choice. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements. Online guest book at valleyhillsfh.com.

 

Diane Schell nee Shane

Source:  Lincoln (Nebraska) Star; Wednesday, 12 July 2006

        Diane Schell. Diane Schell 61, Lincoln, widow of Robert L. died Sunday, 7/9/06.

        Survivors: daughters, Victoria Hart Glavin, Cindy Poot, Kimberly Phillips, brother, Donald Shane; 11 grandchildren.

        Graveside services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Cortland Cemetery.  Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A. Street.

 

Gladys L. Lude nee Jackson

LUDE, Gladys L., age 87, of Syracuse, Ohio, formerly of Moundsville, West Virginia, died Monday, August 7, 2006 at the home of her son, Roger.  She was born in Antioch, Ohio on August 29, 1918, the daughter of the late Alva E. and Charlottie Brown Jackson.  She was a homemaker; and mother of six children. She was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Pomeroy, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Wilbur H. Lude in 2002; one son, Don F. Lude of Indiana; five brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by one son, Roger Lude and his wife, Shirley of Syracuse; four daughters, Garnet Blake and her husband, Lonnie, of New Martinsville, W.Va, Connie Martin and her husband, Charles, of Moundsville, Cathy Ramsay and her husband, Martin, of Powhatan Point, Ohio and Sandra Ferrie and her husband, Albert, of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Suzy Lude of Indiana; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Friends received from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer- Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2006 with Minister Paul Casebolt officiating.  Interment in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the West Union Cemetery, c/o Bob Kenney, 43074 Co. Rd. 10 A, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Lude, Gladys L. Lude nee Jackson  2nd obit

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 9, 2006

    Gladys L. Lude, 87, of Syracuse, Ohio, formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at the home of her son, Roger. She was born in Antioch, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 1918, a daughter of the late Alva E. and Charlottie Brown Jackson.

    She was a homemaker and a mother of six children. She was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Pomeroy, Ohio.

    Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Wilbur H. Lude, 2002; one son, Don F. Lude of Indiana; five brothers and one sister.

    Surviving are one son, Roger Lude and his wife, Shirley, of Syracuse, Ohio; four daughters: Garnet Blake and her husband, Lonnie, of New Martinsville, W. Va., Connie Martin and her husband, Charles, of Moundsville, W. Va., Cathy Ramsay and her husband, Martin of Powhatan Point and Sandra Ferrie and her husband, Albert, of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Suzy Lude of Indiana; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grand children and one great-great- granddaughter.

    Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the Bauer- Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 with Minister, Paul Casebolt officiating.  Interment in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis, Ohio.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the West Union Cemetery, c/o Bob Kenney, 43074 Co. Rd. 10 A., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Boltz, Clayton E. Boltz

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 21, 2006

              Boltz, Clayton E. Boltz, age 64, of Boltz Hill Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Friday, April 21, 2006, with his wife O'Dessa Catherine "Kay" Boltz, as the result of an automobile accident. They would have been married 43 years on April 22, 2006.

              He was born on August 17, 1941 in Bellaire, Ohio, the son of Elverna McKelvey Boltz of Clarington and the late Clay Boltz.

              He was a retired millwright from Ormet Corporation, where he had 30 years of service. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ,

Clarington; USWA Union Local #5760, Sardis; and former chapter president of Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

             In addition to his mother, survivors include a daughter Tammy (Michael) Deaton of Kent, Ohio, a sister Phyllis (Richard) Bohrer of Weirton, West Virginia, three grandchildren Kristen Kay Deaton, Jason Michael Deaton and Kayla Jean Deaton, many nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, with Rev. Donald Hitchcock officiating.

           Interment to follow in Clarington Cemetery.

           In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

 Boltz, O'Dessa Catherine "Kay" Boltz nee Smith

 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 21, 2006

              Boltz, O'Dessa Catherine "Kay" Boltz, age 62, of Boltz Hill Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Friday, April 21, 2006, with her husband Clayton E. Boltz, as the result of an automobile accident. They would have been married 43 years on April 22, 2006.

              She was born on December 29, 1943, in Glen Dale, WV., the daughter of Opal L. Leek Smith of Powhatan Point and the late Charles W. Smith.

              She was a retired teacher for the Switzerland of Ohio school district, where she had 33 years of service. She was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington; Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority; Belmont County Retired Teachers Association; and a former chapter secretary of Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

             In addition to her mother, survivors include a daughter, Tammy (Michael) Deaton of Kent, Ohio; two sisters, Lois Lawhorne of Powhatan Point, Darlene (Richard) Crothers of Clarington; a brother, Charles W. (Barbara) Smith of Barnesville, Ohio, three grandchildren, Kristen Kay Deaton, Jason Michael Deaton, Kayla Jean Deaton, many nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8  p.m. and on Tuesday from Noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, with Rev. Donald Hitchcock

officiating.

            Interment to follow in Clarington Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

Cajka, Ronald Cajka

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 18, 2006

Cajka, Ronald Stephen Cajka, 74, of Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 14, 2006. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio Jan. 6, 1932, a son of the late Stephen Frederick Cajka and Dorothea Marie Haas Cajka.

He was a master marble setter for the MGT Corp. of Las Vegas, a Navy veteran serving as a photographer on the USS Atka. A Catholic by faith and an associate member of the United Methodist Church of Woodsfield.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Larry M. Davis, April 16, 1996 and one granddaughter, Sheh-Lyn Dozier.

He is survived by his wife Virgie A. Davis Cajka of Woodsfield; two sons, Stephen (Suzette) Cajka, Reno, Nev., Curtis (Lori) Cajka, Las Vegas; one daughter, Dr. Ronnette Cajka and her husband Dr. Michael Verni, Las Vegas; two stepsons, Scott A. Davis, Beallsville, Ohio and Chuck Husted,

Woodsfield; one stepdaughter, Teresa Dozier, Newark, Ohio; one sister, Elaine Mauer (Gary) of Wakeman, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.

Friends were received Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 18, 2006, Woodsfield with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Cochran, Marion Cochran nee Rist

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 14, 2006

NEW MATAMORAS - Marion Louise Cochran, 84, of 412 Old Beavertown Road, New Matamoras, died at 1:35 a.m. Thursday (April 13, 2006) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 9, 1921, in Hannibal, Ohio, to Francis Marion and Helen Chaplin Rist. She was a member of Parr Hill Community Church and was a 50-year member of Matamoras Chapter No. 261, Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons; Gary Cochran and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Beavertown, Ohio, Charles Cochran and his wife, Garnet, of New Matamoras, and Vernon "Mick" Cochran and his wife, Virginia, of Beavertown; one daughter, Sue Mahoney and her husband, Scott, of Beavertown; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joan Busch and her husband, Earl, of New Matamoras; and one brother, Ted Rist of Hannibal, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Delbert Cochran, on Jan. 28, 2004. They were married Sept. 10, 1939. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Donna Jean Minder; and one brother, Robert Rist.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (April 15, 2006) at Hadley Funeral Homes, New Matamoras Chapel, with David Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Jahn, Pauline Lamielle-Jahn nee Herrick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 13, 2006

          Pauline Lamielle-Jahn, 80, Graysville, was received by the Lord on April 3, 2006, following a sudden illness. She lived most of her life in Louisville and Canton.

          She reared her family in Harrisburg and Louisville where she and her first husband, Jim Lamielle , owned and operated Lamielle Television for more than 20 years. Pauline (Polly) was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Harrisburg, St. Louis in Louisville, Our Lady of Peace in Canton and St. John Newmann in Sunbury, throughout her life. She also received outstanding volunteer service awards at St. Anne’s Hospital in Columbus.

          Surviving are her husband, Donald Jahn, whom she married in Columbus on May 22, 1998, and built a home in Graysville; four daughters, Sandy (Ray) Henry of Winter Haven, Florida; Peggy Roberts of Louisville. Gerianne (Mike) Morrison, Sunbury, Jaime (Gary) Allbritain of Canton; two sons, Dr. Mark (Patty) Lamielle of Carrollton, Joe (Debbie) Lamielle of Sarasota, Florida; sons and daughters by marriage include Dane Jahn of Columbus, Donna Jahn and Jack of Cincinnati and Darla and Brian Van Horn of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Marquardt of North Canton, Eleanor Seifert of Alliance and Florence Holsinger of Utah; many nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her first husband of 48 years, Jim Lamielle; sister, Mary; two brothers, Bruce and Tim Herrick.

          Friends were received April 7 at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial was held April 8 at Sacred Heart of Mary in Harrisburg, with Rev. Fr. Howard Ziemba officiating. Burial followed in the Parrish cemetery.

 

Lewis, James R. Lewis

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 13, 2006

          James R. Lewis, 71, 218 South Main St., Woodsfield, formerly of Bedford Heights and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, died April 3, 2006, at his home. He was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 11, 1934, a son of Leonard and Florence Margaret O’Hara Lewis.

          He was a director for Seaway Foods in Bedford Heights, and was a former member of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

          Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Garner of Virginia, Shirley Bascomb of Macedonia, Laura Davis of Northfield; two sons, James Russel Lewis, Jr. of California, Robert Lewis of Medina; four brothers; several grandchildren.

          There was no visitation. Burial at the convenience of the family.

          Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

Daye, Otha L. Daye

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 13, 2006

          Otha L. Daye, 86, Big Prairie, died April 9, 2006, at Wooster Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Ohio Co., Kentucky, a son of the late Harvey C. and Virginia Walton Hines Day.

          He was a charter member of the Westwood Baptist Church. He had farmed all his life and had worked previously for Walter Jones Construction. He enjoyed gardening, country music and being with family on holidays.

          Surviving are a son, Columbus (Virginia) Daye, Wooster; daughter, Nellie Mae (Dean) Craig, Woodsfield; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-great grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; six step-children.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lena Mae Peterman on Dec. 8, 1991, whom he married Sept. 24, 1938; second wife, Mildred K. Duffield on May 10, 2000, whom he married on June 7, 1994; three sons, Robert, Floyd and James Daye; daughter Virginia Mae Blevens; four brothers, Jesse, Orville, Arthur and Estill Daye; sister, Nellie Butler; grandson, Larry Blevens.

          Friends will be received April 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve. Services will be held April 14, at 1 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Reed and Rev. Guy Morton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

 

McMahon, Elta P. McMahon nee Crum

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 20, 2006

          Elta P. McMahon, 97, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Painesville, died April 4, 2006, in Ft. Lauderdale. She was born in Wayne Township, Belmont County on September 5, 1908, a daughter of the late Elmer and Edna Crum.

          She was a graduate of Kent State University, Kent, and was a retired school teacher having taught in the Painesville City Schools.

          Surviving are a daughter, Margaret A. Rothwell; son, Robert E. (Carol) McMahon, Ft. Lauderdale; two sisters, Noralee Mobley and Mary Ruth Bonar; brother Warren Crum; four grandchildren; several cousins.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. McMahon on Sept. 16, 1976; two sisters, Wilma Lucas and Eileen Davis; two brothers, Edison Crum and Charles Crum.

          Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, on April 8, until time of service, with Adam McMahon officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Saufley, Lavada R. Saufley nee Decker

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 20, 2006

          Lavada Saufley, 91, Beallsville, died April 14, 2006, in Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Dec. 17, 1914, near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Brady and Katie Carpenter Decker.

          She was a retired beautician, a member of the Church of Christ, Beallsville, Order of Eastern Star #24 and the Switzerland of Ohio Ladies Golf Association.

          Surviving are a brother, Harold (Lavella) Decker, Beallsville; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded  in death by her husband, Syd in 1979; nine sisters and brothers.

          Private interment was held at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Beallsville Church of Christ, 52125 TR 134, Beallsville, OH. 43716

          Arrangements by Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville.

 

Nehrenz, Roberta M. Nehrenz nee Brown

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 20, 2006

          Roberta M. Nehrenz, 92, died April 13, 2006. She was born April 5, 1914.

          She was not only a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, but a great friend to so many.

          Surviving are her brother, Roger (Helen) Brown; daughter Linda Kilpatrick; grandchildren, Karen and Mike Salensky, Kristina and Christopher Real and Steven and Melinda Kilpatrick; great-grandchildren, Amber, Christopher, Robert, Kaylae, Cameron, Peyton and Lanie, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and cousins. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, brother, Robert (Mabel) Brown.

          There was no visitation or service.

 

Hoiles, Gladine Mae Hoiles nee Watters

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 20, 2006

          Gladine Mae Hoiles, 83, Wayne, died April 13, 2006, at her residence. She was born at Wayne, Feb. 3, 1923, a daughter of the late Chalmer Eugene and Vanda Gladine Clapper Watters.

          Surviving are her husband, Donald R. Hoiles, of Wayne; three sons, Donair I. Hoiles and Bartley R. Hoiles, both of Wayne, Von E. Hoiles of North Baltimore; sister, Joyce R. Marple of Woodsfield; brother, Ronald C. Watters of Woodsfield.

          Friends were received April 17, at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, where funeral services were held April 18, with John Amstrutz officiating. Burial followed in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.

          Local information furnished by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

Piatt, Carl E. “Chuck” Piatt

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 27, 2006

          Carl E. “Chuck” Piatt, 66, 45588 Smithberger Rd., Lewisville, died April 20, 2006, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. He was born near Lewisville on Jan. 17, 1940, a son of the late Hershel “Pete” and Mildred Springer Piatt.

          He was a retired laborer having previously worked at Native Manufacturing near Lewisville.

          Surviving are a sister, Bonnie (David) Weddle of Curtice; three brothers, Harley (Garnet) Piatt of Lewisville, Guy Piatt of Lewisville and Kenneth (Lena) Piatt of Lewisville; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Piatt.

          Friends were received at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, until time of services April 22, with Pastor Jeff Cox officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Barker, Thomas E. Barker

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 27, 2006

          Thomas E. Barker, 73, of Woodsfield died April 18, 2006, at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.  He was born in Cleveland on Oct. 13, 1932, a son of the late Thomas Barker and Laura (Sabrack) Barker.

          He was retired from United Airlines in reservations, a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Korean War and a member of the VFW Post 5303, Woodsfield.

          Surviving are three sons; Thomas John Barker, Lakewood; David Edwin Barker, Rocky River; Kenneth Alan Barker, Auburn, Ind.; one sister, Janice Williams, Ozona, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; Melinda, Amanda, Thomas, Dana, Jeremy, Brenden, Emily, Lela, Michele, Ryan, Alanna and Reed Barker; and one great-grandchild.

          Friends were received April 21, at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held April 22 with Pastor Castle Roberts officiating. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, at the convenience of the family. Military services were conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Masters, Richard S. Masters

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 27, 2006

          Richard S. “Dick” Masters, 78, of 102 Oaklawn Ave., Woodsfield, died at 2:15 p.m. April 24, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va. He was born in Woodsfield on Dec. 29, 1927, a son of the late Sam and Virginia A. Williams Masters.

          He was owner of the former Masters Transfer Service and Masters Garage in Woodsfield; a retired truck driver for Rolling Hills Landmark, Woodsfield; a member of the Presbyterian Church, Woodsfield; a U.S. Army veteran; a 50-year member of Monroe Lodge #189, F. &A.M., Woodsfield; a past patron and member of the Order of Eastern Star #268, Woodsfield; a life member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and an honorary member of the Woodsfield Fire Department. He was also a former Jury Commissioner for Monroe County, Ohio and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post #87, Woodsfield.

          Surviving are his wife, Shirley Smith Masters whom he married on Nov. 14, 1954; one son; Mark (Linda) Masters of Woodsfield; one daughter; Marsha (Chris) Grimm of Woodsfield; three grandchildren; Phillip Masters, Jennifer Masters and Adam Masters, all of Woodsfield.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. April 26 where services will be held at 11 a.m. April 27 with Rev. Susan Lehosky officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Church St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Martin, Richard L. Martin

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 4, 2006

          Richard L. Martin, 73, Waynesburg, died April 23, 2006, in Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Woodsfield, Monroe County, a son of the late Clarence and Hazel Sloan Martin and has been a Waynesburg resident 20 years, previously residing in Canton.

          Dick retired in 1994 from The Timken Co., after 39 years of service, where he was a roll setter in the Bearing Factory. He was a member of the GRA Hunting Club and the Pleasant Valley Beagle Club. Hunting was one of his passions in life. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Alaska, and some of his fondest memories were of hunting in Alaska.

          Survived by his wife, Shirley L. Martin, with whom he celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on August 27, 2005; son Donald (Becky Ann) Martin of Cincinnati, daughter-in-law, June Martin of Malvern; six grandchildren, Chris and Meagan Martin of Cincinnati, Amanda, Kelly and Becky Martin of Massillon and Jeanie (Bret) Walford of Casper, Wyoming; three great-grandchildren; aunt Edith Couture of Woodsfield; two nephews and a niece, Mike and Randy Conger and Linda Burk; step-father-in-law, Carl Weckbecher of Beach City; two sisters-in-law, Susie Beroben and Beverly (Barry) Grasley.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Martin on Sept. 28, 1999, and David Martin on Aug. 27, 2004; brother, Bill Martin; two sisters, Margaret Martin and Doris Conger.

          Friends were received April 26 at Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia, where services were held, with Charles Hopkins officiating. Burial in Melscheimer Cemetery.

 

Gasser, Lucile E. Gasser nee Strauch

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 4, 2006

          Lucile E. Gasser, 95, SR 556, Clarington, died April 28, 2006, at Westwood Landing, Woodsfield. She was born July 10, 1910, in Clarington, the daughter of Alvin and Della Strauch.

          She was a former school teacher, and a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Powhatan Point, where she was an organist for 47 years.

          Surviving are two daughters, Linda (Starling) Zink of Clarington, Marilyn (Irwin) Riggenbach of Sardis; three grandsons, Randy Zink of Clarington, Bill Zink of Marietta, Scott Riggenbach of Fredericksburg, Va; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Zink, Vincent Riggenbach; step- great grandson, Beau Martin; great-great-granddaughter, Annie Martin.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gasser; two brothers, Willard and Howard Strauch; sister, Hilda Carpenter.  

          Friends were received May 2 at Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington. Funeral services will be held May 3 at 11 a.m., at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Powhatan Point, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Johns United Church of Christ cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns U.C.C. Cemetery fund, 51736 German Rdg. Rd., Powhatan Point, OH. 43942

          Sympathy expressions at  www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Berga, Jimmy Lee Berga

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, August 8, 2006

    NEW MATAMORAS - Jimmy Lee Berga, 67, of 46954 State Route 7, New Matamoras, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday (Aug. 7, 2006) at his home.

    He was born Feb. 19, 1939, in Beavertown, Ohio, a son of Charles E. and

Margaret Beaver Berga. He was a member of the Parr Hill Community Church and was employed as a truck driver with the Washington County Highway Department.

    On March 15, 1958, he married Faye Piatt Berga, who survives with sons,

Dennis Berga and Douglas Berga, both of New Matamoras; daughter, Denise Hyde and her husband, Robert, of New Matamoras; grandchildren, Brian Berga, Jason Hyde, and Charles Berga; sisters, Eileen Thomas (Herman) of Newport, Peggy Taylor (Doyle) of Newport, and Linda Rinard (Rick) of New Matamoras; and special friends, Clyde and Vickie Joy of New Matamoras.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with David Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Parr Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Brock, E. William Brock

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 6, 2006

          E. William Brock Jr., age 64, of North Canton, Ohio, died Friday, August 4, 2006, in University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, following an extended illness.

          He was born June 8, 1942, in Monroe County, Ohio, to Ernest William and Mary L. (Thornberry) Brock.

          William was a 1960 graduate of Canton South High School and was a Canton area resident most of his life. He retired from Fleming Foods in 2002

after 35 years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Canton, where he was a member of the men's golf league. William was a member of East-Central Ohio Food Dealers Association, a board member of the Canton Christian Home and member of the former Canton South Lion's Club.

          He is preceded in death by his father, Ernest William Brock.

          He is survived by his wife, Janet A. (King) to whom he was married

42 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Sam Holley of Windsor, Ohio, Beth and Joe Orwick of North Canton, Ohio; one granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Orwick of North Canton; his mother, Mary L. Brock of Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and John Hamilton, Doris and Fred Baker all of Beallsville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

          Funeral service will be Monday August 7, 2006, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church with Manley Pierce officiating.

          Friends may call Monday from noon to 3 p.m. at the church. Friends may also call Tuesday 1 to 2p.m. in the Beallsville First Christian Church with interment following in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio.

          Memorial donations may be made to Institute for Research, Teaching and Innovation at Surgery Department at Case Medical Center c/o Mr. Steven Myers, Financial Analyst, Department of Surgery, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-5047.

         The Kreighbaum - Sanders Funeral Home on South Cleveland Avenue is handling arrangements.

         Condolences or fond memories may be sent to www.sandersfuneralhomes.com

 

Carpenter, Olive Carpenter nee Neuhardt

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August7, 2006

    Olive J. Carpenter, 82, of Smithfield, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 at Park Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 10, 1923 in Lewisville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Franklin and Amelia Harper Neuhardt.

    Olive was a member of the Church of Christ, and formerly active in the Smithfield Homemakers and the Smithfield Garden Club.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgin Carpenter.

    Surviving are two daughters, Diane (Jerome) Self of Montgomery, Ala., Pamela (Michael) Reeves of Barnesville; a son, Mark (Sharon) Carpenter of Smithfield; a sister, Adrianne Winland of Lewisville, Ohio and a brother, James Neuhardt of Bat Cave, N.C.

    Friends will be received Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m.

    Burial in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Dziorney, Rose Dziorney nee Liskanich

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 6, 2006

    Rose Dziorney, 83, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at the Heartland Lansing Nursing Home in Bridgeport, Ohio.

    She was born March 30, 1923, at Cressap, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary Liskanich.

    Rose was a homemaker and a devoted daughter, wife and sister. She was Catholic by faith.

    In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her sister, Anna McVey and two brothers: Michael and John Liskanich.

    Surviving are her husband, Stanley Dziorney; two brothers: Steve Liskanich and his wife, Sharon, of Powhatan Point, Ohio; and Frank "Skeeter" Liskanich of Bellaire, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

    Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht - Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Monsignor Gene W. Mullett will officiate. Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery at Powhatan Point, Ohio.

    Share condolences with Rose's family at www.Altmeyer.com

 

McVey, Anna "Hon" McVey nee Liskanich

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 6, 2006

    Anna "Hon" McVey, 85, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 4, 2006, with her beloved family at her bedside.

    She was born at Bertha, West Virginia, on January 31, 1921, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary Liskanich.

    Anna was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great - grandmother. She was a member of the Amity United Methodist Church at Steinersville, Ohio.

    In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, John R. McVey on January 26, 2001, and two brothers, Michael and John Liskanich.

    Surviving are her children: John "Dudies" McVey and his wife, Phyllis, of Bellaire, Ohio; Bill McVey of Jacobsburg, Ohio; Carolyn Homko and her husband, Dick, of Powhatan Point, Ohio; Barbara Carmella and her husband, Gary of Wheeling, West Virginia; Marilyn Passmore and her husband, Chuck, of Powhatan Point; and Christine Grover and her husband, Bill, of Clarington, Ohio; one sister, Rose Dziorney of Powhatan Point, and two brothers: Steve Liskanich and his wife, Sharon, of Powhatan Point; and Frank "Skeeter" Liskanich of Bellaire, Ohio. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht - Altmeyer Funeral

Home and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. with Reverend Richard Hendrix officiating.

    Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery at Powhatan Point, Ohio.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Amity United Methodist Church, 53431 Steinersville Road, Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942.

    Share your thoughts and memories with Anna's family at www.altmeyer.com

 

Rothacher, Nancy Rothacher nee Howell

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 10, 2006

          Nancy Louise Rothacher, 72, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

          She was born May 11, 1934 in Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Paul and Sarah Steiger Howell.

          Nancy was a cake decorator for the former Lewis Bakery and a cashier at the former Suter's IGA, both of Shadyside, Ohio. She was a Methodist by faith.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell L. Rothacher on April 7, 2006; two sisters, Eileen Lednik and Linda Davis and four brothers, Ray, James, Robert and Charles "Buss" Howell.

          Surviving are one son, Donald L. Rothacher and his wife, Glenda, of Vance, Alabama; two brothers, Paul Howell of St. Petersburg, Florida and Dale Howell of Neffs, Ohio and three sisters: Mary Howell of Clarington, Ohio; Betty Tamburin of Shadyside, and Ruth Trembley of Clarington, Ohio; four grandchildren: Brandy Rothacher of Walker, La., Jeff Kizziah of Brookwood, Ala., Casey Plowman and Eric Plowman, both of Vance, Alabama.

          A special thank you to Ron, Delores and Shauna Smith for all the help and support that they have provided to Nancy and to anyone else that helped in any way.

          Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Donald Perks officiating.

          Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Fire Department and Emergency Squad Association, 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio.

 

Truax, Dale E.Truax

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 5, 2006

    Dale E. Truax, 69, Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday at his home. He was born February 14, 1937, in Barnesville.

    He was a truck driver, a member of FOE 4252, and VFW Post 9712.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Truax and wife, Vera E. Truax.

    Surviving are his mother, Martha Truax of Woodsfield, Ohio; two sons: Monty Truax and Darren Truax, both of Barnesville; a daughter, Tina (Ed) Milligan of Barnesville; two brothers: Gary Truax of California and Keith Truax of Texas; a sister, Geneva Odum of Tennessee; and four grandchildren: Mandy Milligan, Kayla, Grace Ann and Amber Truax.

    Visitation will be held Monday from 6 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio, with Pastor Rodney West officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Weckbacher, Larry L. Weckbacher

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, August 9, 2006

    LEWISVILLE - Larry L. Weckbacher, 64, of 39483 Township Road 297, Lewisville, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2006) at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    He was born near Marr, Ohio, on June 27, 1942, a son of the late Martin B. and Delores Bigley Weckbacher.

    He was a self-employed farmer and timber worker. He was an active member of the Bethel Community Center at Marr, Ohio.

    Surviving are his wife, Ramona Gardner Weckbacher, whom he married on Jan. 31, 1964; one daughter, Amy Weckbacher of the home; three sons, Kevin Weckbacher and his fiancée, April Thayer of Marietta, Steve (Melanie) Weckbacher of Lewisville, and Ryan Weckbacher of the home and his fiancée, Sarah Ring; former daughter-in-law, Linda Weckbacher of Sycamore Valley, Ohio; one sister, Linda (Carl) Winland of Graysville, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Clay, Jason, Ashley, and Karli Weckbacher.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Lynn Weckbacher.

    Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be held at the Creighton Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore Valley, Ohio.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Center in care of Irene Clift, 31001 Little Injun Road, Lower Salem, Ohio 45745.

 

Nelson, Audrey K. Nelson nee Meade

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 2006

          Audrey K. Nelson, 61, Woodsfield, formerly of Buckeye Lake, entered eternal rest July 25, 2006 at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Dennison, a daughter of the late Elza and Freda H. Lippencott Meade.

          She was a homemaker and Methodist by faith.

          Surviving are four daughters, Kathy Sue (William) Withem of Newark, Penny Jean (Edwin) Brooks of Byesville, Verna Mae (David) Jewell of Zanesville and Elizabeth (Tracy) Richards of Columbus; a son, Bernard Lee Brooks of Johnstown; two sisters, Grace L. (Edwin) Webb of London and Linda M. Johnson of Hebron; brother, Dewey D. (Ruth) Meade of Woodsfield; 12 grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Nelson in 1993; son, Lloyd Brooks; sister, Kathryn Howard and brother, Raymond Meade.

          Friends were received July 30 at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Hebron where services were held July 31, with Pastor Terry Borah officiating. Burial followed at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster.

 

Covert, Roger J. Covert

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 27, 2006

          Roger J. Covert, 57, Colvin Rd., Woodsfield, died July 19, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1948, in Wooster, a son of Gilbert Covert of Woodsfield and Zola Haynes Silvernail of New Philadelphia.

          He was retired from Ormet Rolling Mill in Hannibal.

          In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife, Iris Holstein Covert of Woodsfield; three sons, Michael and Chris of Woodsfield, Shannon of King, N.C; daughter, Kippi of Somerton; three grandsons, Gage and Griffin of Woodsfield, and Ryan of King; four granddaughters, Chelsea of Woodsfield, Kennedy of Somerton, Micaela and Carleigh of King; brother, Bill Covert of Woodsfield; four sisters, Linda Snodgrass of Woodsfield, Judy Boyd of Marietta, Nancy Burke of Stonecreek and Sue Cunningham of Freeport.

          He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jamie.

          Private graveside services were held July 21 at Plainview Cemetery, near Woodsfield, with Ted Huntsman officiating.

          Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home.

 

Graybill, Pauline P. Graybill nee Shanaburger

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 27, 2006

          Pauline Patricia Graybill, 58, of Brewster, formerly of New Martinsville, died July 19, 2006, in Kindem Hospital, Pa. She was born June 28, 1956, in Washington County, the daughter of the late Paul L. Shanaburger and Bessie Stewart Shanaburger.

          Surviving are two sons, Joseph A. (Stacy) O’Neil and William J. Graybill; grandson Riley; five brothers, Junior Franices, Robert (Mary Ann), Franices, Howard (Rosanna) Franices, Paul (Tammy) Shanaburger; and Charles (Misty) Shanaburger; four sisters, Pearl (Rob) Severs and son Shawn, Shirley (Harry) Kutcher, Geneva (Bill) Mehalik and Betty (Tom) Judge; and one grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene.

          Visitation was held July 21 at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services were held July 20. Burial in Northview cemetery.

 

Saffell, William Jr. Saffell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 27, 2006

          William “Bill” Saffell, Jr. 34, Beallsville, died July 22, 2006 near Beallsville. He was born June 29, 1972, in Bellaire, a son of William Mike” and Juanita Hvizdak Saffell.

          He was an employee of Bennoc, Inc.

          Surviving in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Staycee Saffell of Bethesda, and Jamey (David) Taylor of Beallsville; a niece and nephew, Laykottaha and David; uncles, John (Beth) Saffell of New Lexington, and Roger Saffell of Powhatan; and several cousins.

          Friends were received at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, July 25 until time of service. Graveside services will be held July 26, at 10 a.m., at Beallsville Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to William Saffell, Sr., P.O. Box 5, Beallsville, OH 43716

 

Riemenschneider, Richard L. Riemenschneider

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 2006

          Richard L. Riemenschneider, 93, passed away at Whetstone Gardens in Columbus, Aug. 5, 2006. He was born Oct. 25, 1912, in Bethesda to the late Dora White and Samuel H. Riemenschneider.

          He graduated from Woodsfield High School, class of 1931, and attended engineering school in Indiana. In 1935 he married Evelyn Young and in 1942 they moved to Zanesville where he accepted a position with the USDA Soil Conservation Service, Muskingum County. His soil conservation work with ponds, tile drainage, diversions, tree planting, contour strips and water ways made him well known to farmers throughout Muskingum County.

          He lived in Zanesville for 60 years, was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge and his favorite hobbies were golf and making miniature furniture from metal cans. His wife died in 1997 and in 2001 he moved to Columbus to be near his niece, Lois Chamberlain. He had an enthusiasm for life that touched all who knew him. He always found the best side of everyone in his world.

          To members of his family, his natural talents and insatiable curiosity were legendary. This innate ability and self-confidence led him to excel in positions normally reserved for persons with far more extensive formal preparation. His curiosity about the world and how it worked led him and Evelyn to use their vacation time to explore every state in the union and travel throughout the world. His profound philosophy of life led him, as a young man, to be baptized into Christ at the Bush Church of Christ in Monroe County and to live a life of deep consideration for others.

          His last days were occupied with finishing pieces of his miniature furniture in order to fulfill his promise to people who had admired his hobby. He lived life fully with deep appreciation of what he had been given. In March of this year he learned that he had cancer. His determined will and upbeat personality carried him through weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments with the hope for a few more years. When he learned that these treatments had not been successful, he essentially said goodbye to those around him and died peacefully in his sleep a few days later.

          Surviving are nieces and nephews, Lois Chamberlain, Joan Shepherd, Richard and Gary Baker, Beverly Betz, Jack King, Shirley Jackson, Paul Young, Robert Young and Janet Sue Matinka and many great-great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years; four sisters, Bernice Moore, Kathryn Baker, Inez Jackson and Anna Lee Jackson.

          At Richard’s request, there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Miltonsburg Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society or the Miltonsburg Cemetery Association, c/o Geneva Landefeld, 36110 Baltimore Rd., Woodsfield, OH 43793

          To send condolences to the family visit www.schoedinger.com

 

Stimpert, Jerry E. Stimpert

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 13, 2006

          Jerry Edmond Stimpert, 64, Lewisville, died July 2, 2006, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. He was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Lewisville, a son of the late George Stimpert and Zelda Feiber Stimpert.

          He was a Nazarene by faith. He retired from Lewisville Hardwoods and was a former stripminer. He was a member of the country and gospel band “The Good Ole Boys” where he enjoyed playing keyboard. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather.

          Surviving are his wife, Winnie “Kate” Lucas Stimpert of Lewisville; two daughters, Marsha (Donald “Buster”) Pittman, Lewisville, Vickie  (Ronald ‘Aaron’) Nalley of Summerfield; daughter-in-law, Jody Stimpert Baker, Beallsville; four brothers, Jimmie (Mary) Stimpert, Ronald (Betty) Stimpert and Daniel (Betty) Stimpert, all of Lewisville, and Philip Stimpert, Louisville; sister, Patricia (Dave) Snyder, Canton; sister-in-law, Shirley Stimpert, Lewisville; seven grandchildren, Jared and Lindsey Pittman, Kurtis and Kendra Nalley, Darren, Melissa and Melanie Stimpert.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Stimpert; granddaughter, Kayla Renee Stimpert; brother, Robert Stimpert; and four sisters, Marjorie Stimpert, Jacqueline Simmons, Vonna King and Georgia-Ann Kibler.

          Friends received July 5 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Services were held July 6 with Rev. William Graham officiating. Burial in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

Howard, Jerry L. Howard

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 13, 2006

          Jerry L. Howard, 72, 339 Guilford Ave., Woodsfield, died July 6, 2006, at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. He was born June 15, 1934, at Gadson, Ala., a son of the late John and Maudie Gray Howard.

          He was a retired maintenance worker for United McGill Steel in Columbus; a member of the Woodsfield Christian Church, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed woodworking, Indian artifacts, fishing and camping in his spare time.

          Surviving are his wife, Martha Jane Highman Howard, whom he married Oct. 31, 2002; three daughters, Karen (Joseph) Martin, Centerburg, Robin (Douglas) Fields, Columbus and Anna (Dave) Henry, Columbus and two step-daughters, Ellen Graham, Columbus and Letisha (Tom) Leach of Marietta, Ga.; brother Wayne (Ann) Howard of Onetoa, Ala.; sister, Mary of Arizona; five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Howard and a step-daughter, Debbie Shannon.

          Friends received July 9 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held July 10, with Pastor Herb Alexander officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with full military services by the Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Keylor, Harold B. Keylor

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 13, 2006

          Harold B. “Cricket” Keylor, 84, Woodsfield, died July 8, 2006, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born June 19, 1922, in Woodsfield, a son of Frederick C. Keylor and Clara E. Drum Keylor.

          He retired Major Chief  Deputy of Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, having served 35 years; was a member of the United Methodist Church, Woodsfield, where he served as lay speaker; former Woodsfield Chief of Police, Veteran of WWII, served in the 3 C Camp Corps; member of the Oaklawn Cemetery Board, life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge Shrine, Osiris Shrine of Wheeling, a member of the 40 & 8 VOITURI # 363, member of the Masonic Lodge #189, a 60 year member of the American Legion Post #87 of Woodsfield, and a member of Woodsfield Kiwanis Club, having served as secretary for 25 years.

          Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Florence Miller Keylor of Woodsfield; two sons, Jack (Donna) Keylor of Woodsfield, Harold “Butch” (Cheryl) Keylor, Jr. of Dyer, Ind.; brother, Hildreth (Hyde) Keylor of Columbiana; sister, Geraldine Piatt of Woodsfield; five grandchildren, Michele Denbow, Mary Ann Whalin, Matthew Keylor, Christopher Keylor and Collin Keylor; eight great grandchildren, Andrew, Casey, Samantha, Nicholas Denbow, Victoria and Jenna Whalin, Gabriel and Eli Keylor; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Lee Latta Harmon; and three brothers, Thomas, Harry and Richard Keylor.

          Friends were received July 11 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held July 12, at 11 a.m., with Rusty Atkinson and Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with full military graveside services conducted by the Belmont veterans Council, Masonic Lodge services will be conducted on the evening of July 11 at the funeral home.

 

Froehlich, Shirley Jean Froehlich nee Miller

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Shirley Jean Froehlich, 69, Jerusalem, died June 6, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth McCorkle Miller.

          She retired as a seamstress in 1999 from Goodstuff  Sportswear in Woodsfield, and was a member of the Church of Christ, Jerusalem.

          Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Donald Froehlich; two sons, David (Cindy) Froehlich of Somerton, Jeffrey (Bonnie) Froehlich of Laings; two grandchildren, James and Lindsey Froehlich; four brothers, Leonard (Esther) Miller, Jr. of Canton, Donald Miller of Calais, Richard Miller of Beallsville, and Raymond (Diane) Miller of Clarington.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Miller.

          Services were held June 9 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville with Jeff Rich officiating. Burial followed in Jerusalem cemetery.

 

Engler, Sharon S. Engler nee Butler

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Sharon S. Engler, 55, 46113 SR 145 Lewisville, died June 9, 2006, at her father’s residence in Woodsfield. She was born Dec. 26, 1950, in Wheeling, a daughter of Elsie Hooper Butler of Woodsfield, and the late James Butler.

          She was a former L.P.N. and a member of the former River of Life Pentecostal Church, Woodsfield.

          In addition to her mother, surviving are three daughters, Kathleen (Charles) See of Cleveland, Mary (Hayden) Shrock of Woodsfield, Tiffany Engler; son Timothy Richter of Cleveland; two brothers, James Butler of Wooster, Thomas Butler of Fyfe, Alabama; nine grandchildren and one great grandson.

          Friends were received June 12, prior to the services at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Pastor Lloyd Hill officiating.

          Inurnment will be held at Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.

 

Maki, Vivian Maki nee Bayes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Vivian Bayes Maki, 91, Memphis, TN., formerly of Woodsfield, died May 31, 2006. She was born in Crooksville, a daughter of the late Bill and Emma Denbow Bayes (owners of Bayes restaurant).

          Having excelled in school, Vivian graduated from Woodsfield High School at age 16 in 1932. She graduated with an A.B. degree in English from Ohio University in 1937. She met and married Charles J. Maki, a forester with the United States Forest Service, in 1938. The two of them became extensive travelers after their marriage, beginning their married life on the Firestone Rubber Plantation in Liberia, West Africa. Later they lived in Canada, California, Costa Rico, Arkansas, settling in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1953. Vivian was a Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer, member of the AAUW, League of Women Voters and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church. She loved playing the piano (playing with Abe’s Swing Band Orchestra during her high school days) and had a passion for reading. Her final six years were spent in Memphis, Tennessee living close to her daughter and family. Her elegance, intellect and wit will leave strong memories for those who knew her and loved her.

          Surviving are a daughter, Karen M. (Benton) Patterson; granddaughter, Kelly P. (Michael) Blumenthal; two great-grandsons, Sami and Benjamin.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, “Maki.”

          A private service will be held in Woodsfield. The family requests that memorials be made to Holston Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 188, Greenville, Tennessee 37744.

 

Ady, Pauline S. Ady

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Pauline S. Ady, 84, Woodsfield, died June 7, 2006, at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. She was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Cameron, a daughter of William C. Ady and Ida Jane Graudhaus Ady.

          She was a member of the Cameron Church of Christ.

          Surviving are an aunt, Emma E. Cenker of Wellsville; seven nieces and nephews; Paul F.(Caroline) Ady, Sandra (Keith) Daugherty, all of Woodsfield, Karen Sue Forrester of Pa., Michael A. (Mary) Ady of Theinsville, Wisc., Elisa Jane (Dan) Nalley of Woodsfield, Rebecca Jean (Doug) King of Laings, Robert James Ady; and several great-nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul F. Ady, Sr.; and three nephews.

          Friends were received June 9, at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held June 10, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial in Cameron Cemetery.

 

Briggs, Dana Lawrence Briggs

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Dana Lawrence Briggs, 60, of Marietta, died June 7, 2006, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 9, 1945, in Woodsfield, to Mamie Sulsberger Briggs and the late C. Everett Briggs.

          He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Engineering in June of 1969, at which time he also received a master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He received the highest grade in the state of Ohio on the professional engineer’s exam. He was a registered engineer in Ohio and West Virginia. He was a senior engineer at Shell Chemical in Belpre for 32 years. He was also a consulting engineer for many years. Dana was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Shell Chemical plant after the 1994 explosion. In 2003, Dana established Briggs Engineering, LLC, along with his son, Ryan, also a civil engineer. He was an avid fan of Ohio State athletics, especially Buckeye football. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing. He was a man of integrity and courage. He had a tenacious desire to survive and fought the cancer with grace and dignity. He chose to share with others by being an organ donor.

          In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Carole Bernardo Briggs, whom he married in Aug., 1969, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus; daughter, Dr. Stephanie Briggs of Dublin; two brothers, Dean (Carol) Briggs, Chuck (Shelva) Briggs, all of Woodsfield; sister Vivian (Joe) Decker of Beallsville; mother-in-law, Ida Bernardo of Columbus; sister Barbara Bernardo of Powell; brother-in-law, Steven Bernardo of Pompano Beach, Fl.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

          Friends were received at Marietta Chapel of Cawley of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, June 9, where a memorial service was held June 11.

          Memorial contributions may be made to The Humaine Society of the Ohio Valley, P.O. Box 5, Marietta, OH 45750.

 

Smithberger, Mary E. Smithberger nee Swallie

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Mary E. Smithberger, 59, 33267 Railroad St. Lewisville, died June 9, 2006, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born Oct. 2, 1946, at Somerset, a daughter of the late Leroy and Goldie Huntsman Swallie.

          She was a homemaker and a former employee of the former L.G.A.M. Manufacturing in Woodsfield, and a Protestant by faith. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bingo and was an avid bowler.

          Surviving are her husband, James Smithberger, whom she married on Dec. 2, 1967; two daughters, Anita Delong of Stafford, Kim Smithberger of Ashland; two sisters, Dauline Tubaugh of Ravenna, Dorothy Gray of Barnesville; five brothers, Ronald Swallie of Bridgeport, Clesson Swallie of Belmont, Donald Swallie, Richard Swallie and Jim Swallie, all of Barnesville; four grandchildren, Skye Roe, Jessica Smithberger, Cody Stimpert, Raven Delong; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Luella Howell, Pauline Milhoan, Sharon Clark; two brothers, James Floyd Swallie and Allen Derward Swallie.

          Friends were received June 13 at Watters Funeral Home, where services will be held June 14, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

          Memorial contributioins may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Montgomery, David L. Montgomery

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          David L. Montgomery, 64, of 215 Oaklawn Ave., Woodsfield, died June 11, 2006, at his home. He was born June 3, 1942, at Costonia, a son of the late James Montgomery and Della Wells Montgomery Cain.

          He was an ordained minister through the International Gospel Association and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

          Surviving are his wife, Sandy Yost Montgomery, whom he married on Aug. 27, 1961; four daughters, Sandy Holman of Marietta, Sharon (Jeff) Berger of Akron, Lisa Mowery of Woodsfield, and Crystal (Keith) Piatt of Lewisville; 15 grandchildren; and one soon to be great-grandchild.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Montgomery; sister, Edith Clark; two grandchildren, Amber Delong and David Lancaster.

          Friends were received June 14, from 5-8 p.m., at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services will be held June 15, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Chuck McRobie officiating.

          Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Wells, Troy Wells

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Troy Wells, 19, Alledonia, died June 10, 2006, near Centerville. He was born Dec. 17, 1986, in Wheeling, a son of Steve and Marcia Stubbs Wells.

          He was a member of the Armstrongs Mills United Methodist Church and the Ohio and USA Water Ski Association.

          In addition to his parents, surviving are a brother, Ryan; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Wells of Malaga; maternal grandparents, Tom and Mariam Stubbs, Alledonia; aunts and uncles, Julie and Tom Myers, Deb and Greg Stubbs and Melissa and Joe Weaver; special friends, Troy Hinkle and Keely Leek; and several cousins.

          He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jay Wells.

          Friends were received at Armstrongs Mills United Methodist Church until time of service on June 13, with Michelle Lucarelli officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Armstrongs Mills United Methodist Church.

 

Mobley, Nora Lee Mobley nee Crum

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Nora Lee Crum Moberly, 78, Paris, Ohio, died June 7, 2006, in Arbors of Canton Care Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1927, near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Elmer and Edna Bruce Crum.

          Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Nelson Mobley; son, Mark (Celeste) Mobley of Canton; three daughters, Shelia (Clark) Harter of East Canton, Jacqueline (Todd) Young of Canton, Lorie (Paul) Bowman of Alliance; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ruth Bonar of Carrolton; a brother, Warren (Katherine) Crum of Bethesda; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Greg, and an infant daughter, Theresa; two brothers, Edison and Charles Crum; and three sisters, Elta McMahon, Wilma Lucas and Eileen Davis.

          Services were held June 10 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, with Jeff Rich officiating. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Spangler, Stella Spangler nee Schumacher

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 15, 2006

          Stella Schumacher Spangler, 91, North Canton, died June 8, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Care Center. She was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Woodsfield, to the late Joseph and Anna Paulus Schumacher.

          She was a member of St. Paul’s Church in North Canton, former member of the St. Paul’s Women’s Guild. She participated in initial Christ Renews His Parish, bingo committees and various service groups in the parish, “Adopted” many priests and brothers from Africa while they attended Walsh University, served as secretary for the Spangler Insurance and Real Estate Agency and was an insurance agent along with her husband. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved family, her faith, friends, cooking, flowers and gardening and was an active supporter of the North Canton Community and the African Missions.

          Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Herman L. Spangler, whom she married June 27, 1939, at St. Sylvester’s Church in Woodsfield; sons, Paul (Joan) Spangler, Dr. Robert (Donna) Spangler, daughter, Sister Mary Ann Spangler, HM; grandchildren, Sandra, Sandra (Mark) O’Conner, Paul (Bonnie) Spangler, Sharon (Tom) Perko, Linda (Eric) Hammond, Anna (Brian) Finnigan, Dr. Theodore (Kalpa) Spangler, Laura (Michael) Mead, Michael, Daisy, Katherine and Christine Spangler; great-grandchildren, Robyn and Amanda Spangler, Christy and Erika Perko, Alex and James Hammond, Nyla Spangler, Molly Estelle Mead and many nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edmund; and a sister, Marie.

          Friends were received June 12 at Karlo & Sons Funeral home, Canton. A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 13, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Canton, with Rev. Msgr. James A. Clarke officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Villa Maria, PA. 16155 or St. Joseph’s Care Center, 2309 Reno Drive NE, Louisville, OH. 44641

 

Stevens, Mardis L. Stevens

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 29, 2006

          Mardis L. Stevens, 70, 45379 TR 272, Lewisville, died June 23, 2006, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born Feb. 3, 1936, near Summerfield, a son of the late Alva Austin and Laura Roe Stevens.

          He was a retired factory worker for Dana Corporation in Caldwell, a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, and a member of the Olive Lodge F. & A.M., Mt. Ephraim. He enjoyed fishing and watching the Cleveland Indians.

          Surviving are two sons, Michael (Cheri) Stevens of Summerfield, Tim Stevens of Lewisville; two sisters, Betty Stallings of Caldwell, Orvetta Carpenter of Cambridge; four brothers-in-law, Charles Baker, Martin Baker, Ray Baker and Floyd Baker, all of Woodsfield; five grandchildren, T.J. Stevens, Cassie Stevens, Mardis Stevens, Emily Stevens and Christine Stevens; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Baker Stevens, on Jan. 17, 2000; son, Terry Dean Stevens; brother, Meredith Stevens; and sister, Frances Harding Hague.

          Friends were received June 26 at Summerfield Church of Christ, until time of services, with Frank Love officiating Burial followed in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Phillips, Alvaretta J. Phillips

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 29, 2006

          Alvaretta “Retta” Phillips, 69, Jerusalem, died June 19, 2006, in OSU Medical Center, Columbus, following surgery. She was born May 4, 1937, in Beallsville, a daughter of the late Dewey and Martha Conway Phillips.

          She was a member of the Church of Christ, Jerusalem, where she taught Bible School for several years. She was a Girl Scout leader for over 25 years and a Cub Scout leader for over 37 years. She received her Masters degree of Commissioner of Science from the University of Kentucky; was a member of the Round Table Commissioner of Boy Scouts for six years, was District Representative of Black Diamond Girl Scout Council for three consecutive years and earned the Silver Beaver Award of the Boy Scouts.

          Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Charles W. Phillips; son, Walter Randy (Nancy) Phillips of Wheeling, three daughters, Amy (Jerry) Smith of Somerton, Rhonda (Jeff) Hendershot of Galloway and Teresa (Howard) Brown of Reynoldsburg; sister, Kathryn (Carl) Smith of Seville; 11 grandchildren, Randy, Jennifer, Donielle, Danielle, Casey, Brittany, Megan, Rachelle, Amanda and Anna Marie; four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Gracen, Danny and Waylon.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Phillips.

          Friends were received June 22 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services were held June 23, with Minister Jeff Rich officiating. Burial followed in Jerusalem Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Charles W. Phillips, P.O. Box 54, Jerusalem, OH 43747 and online condolences may be sent to cwp@localnet.com

 

Harmon, Ronald D. Harmon

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 29, 2006

          Ronald D. Harmon, 69, Stafford, Va., formerly of Arlington, Va. And Monroe County, died June 18, 2006, at McQuire Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Va.

          Surviving are his wife, Doris Harmon; son, David Harmon; two daughters, Debbie Tengler and Cindy Childress; two brothers, Eugene Harmon and Lawrence Harmon; sister, Katherine Schumacher; and 10 grandchildren.

          Memorial services will be held July 1, at 11 a.m., at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, 186 Shelton Shop Rd., Stafford, Va.

          Memorial contributions made be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Ave., Locust Grove, Va. 22508; the American Diabetes Association, Rappahannock Affiliates, P.O. Box 1385, Fredericksburg, Va., 22402 or to the charity of choice.

          Local information provided by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Devore, Thurman L. Devore

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 29, 2006

          Thurman L. Devore, 96, Ashland, formerly of Monroe County, died June 22, 2006, at the Samaritan Hospital, Ashland. He was born Jan. 6, 1910, near Woodsfield, a son of the late Parry and Mollie Smith Devore.

          He was a retired collection officer for the Internal Revenue Service; a veteran of the Army serving during WWII; and a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Ashland.

          Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cordia E. Devore of July 14, 1987; three brothers, George Devore, Austin Devore and Leo Devore; two brothers died in infancy.

          Friends were received June 26 until time of service at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Graysville.

 

Cunningham, Marjorie P. Cunningham nee Carnal

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 29, 2006

          Marjorie P. Cunningham, 93, Lower Salem, died June 24, 2006, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell. She was born March 8, 1913, in Elk Twp., Noble County, a daughter of Richard Edward and Anna Lucretia Andrews Carnal.

          She was a 1931 graduate of Harrietsville High School and was employed for 30 years as the head housekeeper of Marietta College. She was a member of the former Harrietsville United Methodist Church until the flood of 1998, after which she transferred her membership to the Lower Salem United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Masterson Chapter # 584 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Past Matron. She loved to cook, quilt and crochet.

          Surviving are a daughter, Faye Love, of Lower Salem; daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Cunningham of Pinehurst; two sisters, Mary (Mark) Daniels of Lower Salem, Mildred M. Franks of Barberton; sister-in-law, Rosalie Anderson of Hillsboro, ND; 12 grandchildren, Dave Cunningham of Mineral Ridge, Marilyn Kehl of Beverly, Carolyn Bailey of St. Mary’s W. Va., Cindy Schott of Whipple, Ryan Cunningham of Newport, Debra Haney of

Lewisville, Mitch Love of Florence, S. Carolina, Michael Love, Douglas Love, Lisa Love, Landon Love and Stacy Love, all of Lower Salem; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great- granddaughter and one great-great-grandchild to be born.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Harland Cunningham, whom she married Dec. 24., 1931, and who died Dec.23, 2000; two sons, Richard Edward and James Howard Cunningham; a daughter-in-law, Martha Ida Cunningham; son-in-law, Ronald L. Love; two grandsons, Randy Cunningham and Aaron Tate Love; sister, Blanche Carnal; and three brothers, Lewis, James and Glen Carnal.

          Friends were received June 26 and 27 at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where services will be held June 28, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Salem twp. Cemetery, Lower Salem, order of Eastern Star service was conducted June 27.

          An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvayperkins.com

 

McKelvey, Gregory D. McKelvey

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 29, 2006

          Gregory D. McKelvey, 56, 6550 Tabor Rdg. Rd., Stockport, formerly of Woodsfield, died June 17, 2006, at Genesis-Morrison House in Zanesville. He was born Sept. 27, 1949, at Marietta, a son of the late Wade and Evagene Winland McKelvey.

          He was a dog breeder and had a love of dogs.

          Surviving are a daughter, Abigail Tennant of Hundred, W.Va.; a son Nathan McKelvey of Woodsfield; two sisters, Bonnie Heil of St. Clairsville and Connie  (Charles) McGee of Akron; companion, Cindy “Cook” Wallace and her son Oscar of Stockport; an aunt, Darlene Carpenter of Lewisville; three uncles, Jack Winland of Barberton, James Neuhart of Woodsfield and Norris Whitacre of Woodsfield; and several cousins..

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David McKelvy.

          Friends were received until time of services on June 19, at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. Vernon Stimpert officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Morrison House of Hospice, 713 Forrest Ave., Zanesville, Oh 43701, or Morgan County Animal Shelter.

 

Ludolph, Ralph V. Ludolph, Jr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 9, 2006

          Ralph V. Ludolph, Jr. 54, Marietta, died Feb. 1, 2006, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta. He was born May 2, 1951, in Sistersville, WV, a son of the late Ralph V. and Evelyn J. Mikes Ludolph.

          He was a barber and was a member of the Catholic Church.

          Surviving are a sister, Vicki (Ronald) Kinney, of Antioch; nephew, Jason Kinney, of Antioch.

          There was no visitation. Graveside service was held at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Fly, on Feb. 3, with Father Gene Mullet officiating.

          Arrangement by Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, WV.

 

Ault, Ralph Boyd Ault

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 6, 2006

          Ralph Boyd Ault, 86, Woodsfield, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2006. He was born July 29, 1919, in Cameron, the son of Stephen and Rachel Ady Ault.

          He was a man who believed wholeheartedly in the Christian faith which was demonstrated daily in all that he did. He loved to read his Bible and prayed continually.

          He was baptized June 26, 1931, at the Mellott Ridge Church of Christ. He was later a member of the Goudy Church of Christ and then the Cameron Church of Christ before moving to Woodsfield. He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ for more than fifty years. He served as an elder for many years as well as a deacon, classroom teacher, song leader, mentor, brother and friend.

          He spent many years self-employed providing mine posts for several local coal mines. After he retired, he loved to work in his shop making items for his wife, children and grandchildren. When his health prevented this, he enjoyed doing latch hook rugs and knotting quilts. He knotted many quilts for family members and for the church which were distributed to the high school graduates.

          Ralph was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He was always willing to help a fellow brother or anyone in need.

          He will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know him.

          Surviving are his loving wife, Naomi Minchs Ault; three daughters, Grace (Raymond) Brock of Raleigh, N.C., Jean (Edwin) Bartilson of Columbia, Mo., Peggy (Tom) Sharpe, Tenn; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 17 great grandchildren; three brothers, Chester, Hilbert and Clyde Ault; sister, Sylvia Jones; three sisters-in-law, Mary Ault, Alice Neville and Etta Jane Little; and a host of nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Hughes Ault; son Virgil Ray Ault; three brothers, Floyd, Lester and Stanley Ault; and two sisters, Vera McConnell and Irma Jones.

          Funeral services were held June 29 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Ministers Sam Bartrug and John Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Hamilton, Charles M. Hamilton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 6, 2006

          Charles M. Hamilton, 82, Lewisville, died June 30, 2006, at Westwood Landing, Woodsfield. He was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Bridgeport, a son of the late Ward Hamilton and Mert Hawkins Hamilton.

          He was a former employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from the former Stegner Tire Shop of Woodsfield. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.

          Surviving are two sons, Jay (Judy) Hamilton of Jerusalem, Greg Hamilton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two granddaughters, Jody and Lisa Hamilton; and two step-grandchildren, Aaron and Terry Talbot.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Jean Young Hamilton in 1990; son, Charles M. Hamilton, Jr. in 2002; two sisters, Ethel Stegner and Virginia Waterhouse; a brother, Arthur Hamilton and one grandson, Robert Hamilton.

          Friends were received July 2 at Bauer-turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield where services were held July 3, with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

 

Martin, Dean E. Martin

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 6, 2006

          Dean E. Martin, 75, Stow, died June 24, 2006. He was born in Woodsfield.

          He was employed by Firestone Tire & Rubber for 30 years and Chrysler Twinsburg for 10 years. He was a very active member of the Church in the Falls since 1954 and a past president of Stow Men’s Garden Club.

          Surviving are his wife, Nada; two daughters, Mary Beth (Jim) Hopkins of Johnson City, Tenn., Kathryn Lynn (Todd) Fritzsche of Stow, four grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth (Matthew) Koneval of Stow, Joseph Martin Recktenwald of Columbus, Richard Dean and Kathryn Ann Hopkins of Tenn.; three sisters, Norma Brown of Woodsfield, Ruth (Bernard) Spence of Marietta, Lois (Bob) Kenney of Woodsfield; special friends, Dr. Mark Carlson, Richard Kiefer and Richard White.

          He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Sue Beckwith.

          Services and burial were held in Cuyahoga Falls.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Midwestern Children’s Home, P.O. Box 48, Pleasant Plain, OH. 45162-9987 or Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Copley, Oh. 44333.

 

Embury, Gordon L. Embury

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 6, 2006

          Gordon L. Embury, 64, Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, formerly of Barnesville, died June 29, 2006, at the center. He was born July 17, 1941, at Battle Breek,[Creek] Michigan, a son of the late Warren and Mildred Embury.

          He was a former carpenter by trade.

          Surviving are two daughters, Tanya Hiatt of Prescott, Arizona, and Judith A. Toohey of Barnesville; sister, Marsha of Battle Creek; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeanette Rench.

          There will be no visitation or services. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

          Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

Frank, Harold W. Frank

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 18, 2006

          Harold W. “Johnny” Frank, 87, 2734 Coopermill Road, Zanesville, passed away May 12, 2006, at Genesis Hospital-Morrison House. He was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Martins Ferry, the son of the late Herman and Olive Stimpert Frank.

          He was employed as a foreman by Allied Tile in South Zanesville and also worked as foreman for the Mosaic Tile Company. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, serving in the theatres of China, Burma and India by repairing B 24 aircraft as part of the 308th Bomb Group, 428 Squadron.

          Surviving are his wife, Betty Patch Frank, whom he married Nov. 23, 1946; daughter, Carolyn Baker of Cleveland; son, John (Becky) Frank of Zanesville; sister, Bonnie Archer of Zanesville; grandchildren, Valerie and Jerry Gahagan, Scott and Paula Frank, Brian and Leah Frank, Christy Baker; eight great-grandchildren.        

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Elmer, Wilfred, Clarence, Robert and Russel Frank; and a sister, Ava Orr.

          Friends were received May 15 at Thompson-Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, where funeral services were held May 16, with Rev. James Ross officiating.

          Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, where full military honors were provided by George Selsam Post #1058.

          To send condolences online: www.thompsonfarusfuneral-home.com

 

Calder, Hazel I. Calder nee Thomas

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 18, 2006

          Hazel I. Thomas Calder, 89, N. 8th St., Martins Ferry, died May 13, 2006, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. She was born June 3, 1916, in Woodsfield, a daughter of the late William and Dessa Fox Thomas.

          She was retired from the former C&P Telephone Company, Wheeling, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Ladies Elks #895 both of Martins Ferry.

          Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Sharon) Calder of Woodsfield, William (Cathie) Calder of San Marcos, Ca.; daughter, Jean (Jim) Lamont of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren, Cheri Adkins, William Calder, Michael Lamont, Lisa Barhorst, Joseph Lamont, Krista Calder, Duffy, Daniel and Jonathan Calder; 12 great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Calder; brother, William Thomas; and a sister, Eleanor Donald Sims.

          Friends will be received May 17, from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. at Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated May 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas Magary officiating. Entombment follows in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Club #895, 14 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935

 

Stegner, Eleanor Stegner nee Garrett

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 11, 2006

          Eleanor M. Stegner, 86, Woodsfield, died April 28, 2006, at Monroe County Care Center. She was born March 16, 1920, in Belmont County, a daughter of the late Charles and Jessie Davis Garrett.

          She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield Garden Club, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and Women’s Guild of St. Paul’s Church to which she devoted much of her time. She was a devoted wife and mother and a wonderful Christian lady and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

          Surviving are two daughters, Marsha (Dan) Hissom, Worthington, Marilyn (John) Forni, Woodsfield; son, Mark (Karen) Stegner of Powell; three sisters, Kathryn Moore, Alledonia, Anna Hinderlong, Woodsfield, Helen Bullock, Mechanicsburg, Pa; six grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Anderson, Madison, Wisc., Matthew Hissom, Los Angeles, Ca., Noah (Michelle) Forni, Woodsfield, Adam Forni, Cincinnati, Luke Stegner, Powell, Ashley Stegner, Powell; three great grandchildren, Hunter Anderson, Aidan and Ella Forni.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Stegner in 1997; two brothers, Wayne and Fred Garrett; sister, Letha Landefeld; granddaughter, Melissa Forni.

          Friends were received May 11 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Funeral services will be held May 12, at 1 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating.

Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Blevins, Wendell (Doc) Blevins

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 11, 2006

          Wendell (Doc) Blevins, M.D. died April 25 in Salem, Oregon, where he resided with his son, Dan.

          Blevins was a former plant physician at the local aluminum plants. He was very active in the Boy Scout program in Woodsfield.

Interment at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Mowder, Roy E. Mowder, Jr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 11, 2006

          Roy E. Mowder, Jr., 67, Navarre, went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2006, at Aultman Hospital, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 28, 1938, a son of the late Freda and Roy Mowder, Sr., in Guernsey County.

          He graduated from Woodsfield High School in 1957 and retired from the Timken Company in 1999. He was a member of the Deuber Ave., United Methodist Church since 1966 and Campers Crusaders. He enjoyed hunting, cars, and country music, but most of all he enjoyed his time as a husband, father, grandfather and brother.

          Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Carol; two daughters, Lori (Gary) Hall, Burlington, NC., Angela Mowder of Sagamore Hills; two grandchildren, Andrew and Annalyn; brothers, Bill (Jean) Mowder, Woodsfield, Jim Mowder, Sykesville, MD, Jene Mowder of Andover; sister, Nancy (Bob) Elliott of Columbus and many friends.

          Friends were received May 5 and an hour prior to services on May 6 at Reed Funeral Home, Canton Chapel, with Pastor Chester Harris officiating. Burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Navarre.

          Memorial contributions may be made in Roy’s memory to the American Heart Association, 4916 Hills and Dales Rd., NW, Canton, OH 44708.

 

Schwarz, Louise W. Schwarz nee Westover

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 11, 2006

          Louise W. Schwarz, 82, 506 Monroe Manor, Woodsfield, died May 8, 2006, at Barnesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Altoona, Pa., a daughter of the late Jesse Edward and Mary Clarissa Stiffler Westover.

          She was a retired medical assistant and a Protestant by faith.

          Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Stanley and Sandra Freeman, both of Indiana; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Catherine Young, Dorothy Westover, Jessie Morse, Marjorie Grey, Elaine

Reynolds; two brothers, Joseph Westover, Richard Westover.

          Friends will be received May 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Watters Funeral Home, where services will be held May 11, at 11a.m., with Pastor Sheryl Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Eikleberry, Amos B. Eikleberry

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 23, 2006

          Amos B. Eikleberry, 93, Dent Rdg. Rd., Sardis, died Feb. 19, 2006, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. He was born March 31, 1912, in Monroe County, a son of the late John T. Eikleberry and Viola Shook Eikleberry.

          He was a retired logger and a member of the West Union Church of Christ.

          Surviving are two sons, Carl (Mary) Eikleberry, Woodsfield, Russell (Chrystal) Eikleberry, Sardis; six daughters, Wilda Hopton, Orville, Ruby Eikleberry, Woodsfield, Mabel ( Kenneth) Lallathin, Sardis, Fay (Earl) Riggenbach, Sardis, Ruth (Mike) Archer, Middlebourne, WV, Jeanie (Tim)

Hess, Smithville; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Henthorn Eikleberry; son Darrell Eikleberry; sister; three brothers.

          Friends were received Feb. 21 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held Feb.22, at 1 p.m., with Minister Danny Hayes officiating. Burial in West Union Cemetery, near Sardis.

 

Van Fossen, Myra A. Van Fossen nee Berry

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 23, 2006

          Myra A. Van Fossen, 79, of Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, formerly of East Union, died Feb. 17, 2006, at the nursing home. She was born near Summerfield, Dec. 17, 1926, a daughter of the late George and Matilda Van Dyne Berry.

          She was a homemaker and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ at Caldwell.

          Surviving are four daughters, Wanda (Ron) Rossiter, of Sycamore Valley, Susan (Wayne) Vincenzo, of Sarahsville, Darla (Gary) Pittman, of Woodsfield, and Sherry (Jeff) Hickenbottom, of Cambridge; four sons, Larry Van Fossen, of Sarahsville, Lloyd (Karen) Van Fossen, of Summerfield, Roger Van Fossen, of Caldwell, Tony (Mary) Van Fossen, of Lower Salem; brother Donald Berry, of Caldwell; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Kenneth Van Fossen on July 5, 1975; two son, David Wayne Van Fossen and Bert Wesley Van Fossen; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

          Friends were received at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Feb. 19.

          Friends were then received at the Main Street Church of Christ, Caldwell, from noon until time of services Feb. 20, with Frank Love officiating. Burial followed in Olive Cemetery, Caldwell.

 

Darby, Loree Darby nee Morris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 23, 2006

          Loree Darby, 93, Beallsville, died Feb. 17, 2006,  in Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center, Woodsfield. She was born Sept. 19, 1912, a daughter of the late Merton and Mary Higgins Morris.

          Surviving are sons, Don “Buck” (Ann) Darby, of Kentucky, Leland Darby, of Canton, Kenny (Rose) Darby, Beallsville, Bob (Susan) Darby and Richard Darby, all of Beallsville; daughters, Hilda Hannahs, Beallsville, Patricia (Ernie) Ferguson, Beallsville, sister, Loretta Decker, of Wheeling; brother, George (Juanita) Morris, of Oklahoma; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Russell; two daughters, Helen “Sis” and Irene; two grandsons.

          Friends were received Feb. 19 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services were held Feb, 20. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Garrett, Evelyn M. Garrett

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2006

          Evelyn M. Garrett, 86, of rural Bucyrus, died June 16, 2006, in Bucyrus Community Hospital following a very brief illness. She was born Feb.8, 1920, in Monroe County, to the late William J. “Bill” and Lillie Belle Schwartz Niesz.

          She attended Lewisville School. She and her husband, Wayne, moved to the Bucyrus area in 1949 where she was a homemaker and helped on the farm. She enjoyed raising animals, a love she developed after receiving her own pony as a child. She enjoyed sharing her love of horses with her children during their 4-H years. She and her husband were well known for raising Morgan horses and following his retirement, raised a race horse. She later raised miniature horses, calling her farm “The Starlite Mini Horse Farm.” She had been an active member of Scioto United Methodist Church, the church choir and a lifelong member of Methodist Women’s Society.

          Surviving are a daughter, Connie (Peter) Calvert of Shaker Hts., four sons, Byron (Jeanee) Garrett, Charles William (Patty) Garrett, David Garrett and Kevin (Patti) Garrett, all of Bucyrus; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Garrett, on June 28, 1985, whom she married March 9, 1940; five sisters, Mable Niesz in infancy, Gladys Barnes, Estella Claus, Esther Mellott and Mildred Fankhauser.

          Friends were received June 19 at Wise Funeral Service and the funeral service was held June 20 in Scioto United Methodist Church, with Rev. Glory Geib officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Scioto U.M. Church through the funeral home, 129 West Warren St., Bucyrus, OH 44820.

          Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.wisefuneral.com

 

Johnson, Bennie B. Johnson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2006

          Bennie Brian Johnson, 27, 121 Olin Drive, Woodsfield, died June, 122[sic-12] 2006, at his home. He was born May 3, 1979, at Floyd County, Kentucky, a son of Bennie Johnson of Inez, Ky., and Doris Maynard Duimstra of Paintsville, Ky.

          Surviving are a sister, Melissa Hinkle of Woodsfield; two half-sisters, Amber Johnson and Stephanie Johnson, both of Inez, Ky.; two step-sisters, Debra Duimstra of Stuart, Fl. and Dawn Drake of Lakewoth, Fl.; two step-brothers, Douglas Duimstra of Phoenix, Az. and Daniel J. Duimstra of Arcadia, Fl.; paternal grandmother, Irene Johnson of Inez; and brother-in-law, Bobby Joe Hinkle.

          He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Johnson, maternal grandparents, Floyd and Oma Maynard; step-father, Charles Duimstra.

          Friends were received June 15 and 16 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, Ky., where funeral services were held June 17, with Wayne Price officiating. Burial followed in the Johnson Family Cemetery, Inez, Ky.

          Local arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

Miller, Ruth A. Miller nee Gallagher

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2006

          Ruth A. Miller, 83, Miller Rd., Woodsfield, died June 15, 2006, at Wheeling Hospital. She was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Belmont County, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Emma Burkhart Gallagher.

          She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Miltonsburg and was a homemaker.

          Surviving are five sons, David H. Miller, of the home, Gregory Arthur Miller and friend Barb Garey of Woodsfield, Mark Leon Miller and friend Dee Ziegler of Woodsfield, Allen (Patti) Christopher Miller of Stoutsville, Brett Joseph (Wilda) Miller of Woodsfield; five daughters, Patricia (Paul) Rush of Woodsfield, Linda (Meredith) Kahrig of Woodsfield, Wanda (James) Monahan of Barnesville, Marilyn Ruth Wells of Wooster, Kimberly (Jim) Johnson of Powell; sister, Victoria Rosalie (Willis) Carpenter of New Castle; brother, Larry James Gallagher of Junction City; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Miller on Sept. 10, 2003; three brothers, Raphael, Gilbert and Donald Gallagher; two sisters, Ida Mae Miller and Eileen Gallagher.

          Friends were received June 18, at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 19 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, with Rev. Father David Gaydosik officiating with burial in the church cemetery. Vigil Service was held June 18 at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH. 43228.

 

Rader, Roberta Rader nee Rutherford

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2006

          Roberta Stewart Rader, 78, of New Martinsville, died June 18, 2006, in the New Martinsville Health Care Center. She was born May 3, 1928, at Fellowsville, W.Va., Preston County, a daughter of the late Floyd L. and Nellie R. Wolfe Rutherford.

          She was a graduate of Fellowship High School, retired from Corning Glass Works, Paden City, and was a member of Bridge Street Church of Christ, New Martinsville.

          Surviving are two sons, Ted E. (Debby) Stewart of Raleigh, N.C., and William L. (Karen) Stewart of Morgantown; three grandsons, William K. Stewart, Corey M. Stewart and William Blaine Stewart; granddaughter, Mackenzie D. Stewart; three sisters, Wilma Bolyard of Fellowsville, W.Va., Mabel Hollands-worth of Woodbridge, Va. And Ruth Machamer of Westport, Mass.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her lifelong companion, Blaine E. Stewart in January 2006; two brothers, William P. Rutherford, and George L. Rutherford, both of Fellowsville; two sisters, Thelma Williams and Ellen Miller, both of Tunnelton, W.Va.

          Friends will be received June 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services will be held June 22, at 11 a.m. with Pastors Charles C. Pugh and Scott McKeever, officiating. Burial in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

          Memorial contributions may be made in Roberta’s name to the Bridge Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 292, New Martinsville, W.Va. 26155.

 

Haynes, Gladys Ethel Haynes nee Mobley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2006

          Gladys Ethel Haynes, 90, of Rittman, died June 13, 2006, at Apostolic Christian Home, Rittman. She was born April 26, 1916, in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Charles F. Mobley and Elizabeth Agin Mobley.

          She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rittman.

          Surviving are two sons, Fred (Elaine) Haynes, Walter (Pam) Haynes, both of Rittman; daughter, Donna Lannine of Rittman; daughter-in-law, Teri Haynes of Edgewater, Fla.; sister, Pearl Piatt of Woodsfield; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Haynes, Jr. whom she married Nov. 3, 1939; son Keith Haynes; great grandson, Matthew Lanning; son-in-law Gerald Lanning; two sisters; and a brother.

          Friends were received June 16, at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial in Moffett Cemetery, near Woodsfield.

 

Payne, Averille E. Payne

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 2, 2006

          Averille E. Payne, 85, Ashland, died February 24, 2006 at the Samaritan Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1920 in Monroe County, the son of Elza and Mary (Kindall) Payne and had been an Ashland residence [sic-resident] since 1955.

          While in Ashland, Averille was employed at Abbott Laboratories, retiring in 1982. He was also a retired farmer and timber worker.

           He was a member of the United States Army serving his country during World War II, in both the European and Asian Theatres as a military policeman. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Steele Avenue Church of Christ, where he was an usher and a communion server. He was also an avid outdoorsman.

          Surviving, in addition to his wife, Lucille Hogue, whom he married May 27, 1950; are a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Dee Kindall, of Ashland; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Brenda Burns, of Texas and Violet Streit, of Ashland.

          He was preceded in death by his father and two step-mothers; one sister, Evelyn Payne; step-sister, Mildred Wiley; step-brother, Ralph Cline; half sister, Ethel Highman and half brother, Cecil Payne.

          Friends were received until time of services on Feb. 27 where funeral services were held at Steele Avenue Church of Christ, with Jeff Slater and Donald Highman officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard was conducted at Ashland County Memorial Park following the funeral services.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Steele Avenue Church of Christ Building Fund, 323 Steele Ave., Ashland, OH 44805.

          Heyl Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Kasserman, Ray S. Kasserman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 2, 2006

          Ray Stephen Kasserman, 74, of Canton, died Feb. 26, 2006, in Puttnam Community Center, Puttnam, FL. He was born March 18, 1931 in Hannibal, a son of Ernest and Ella Kasserman.

          He was an independent truck driver for over 40 years and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Teamster’s Union Local #92 and the Army/Navy Garrison #207 in Massillion. He enjoyed bluegrass music and loved his dog.

          Surviving are five daughters, Judy (Guy) Keener, Nancy (John) Shonk, Bonnie and her fiancé, Tony Antonelli, Brenda Rhodes and her fiance, Tim Taulbee, Sheryl Armstrong; son, Ray Kasserman II; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Kasserman, in 1968; an infant daughter, Linda Rae Kasserman; brother, George Kasserman.

          Friends will be received March 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Reed Funeral home Canton Chapel, where funeral services will be held March 3, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

 

Watson, Tammy Watson nee Campbell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 9, 2006

          Tammy Watson, 46, 107 North Main St., Summerfield, formerly of Springfield, died Feb. 26, 2006, in Dayton. She was born Aug. 11, 1959 at Dayton, a daughter of Kathleen Jones Campbell.

          She was a receptionist at Millers Collision and Repair in Fairborn; was a co-owner of the former Watson’s General Store, Summerfield; a former sales person. She enjoyed her family, her favorite little dog, Boone, antiquing, music and her nieces and nephews sporting events.

          Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Reed Wesley Watson, whom she married Dec. 19, 1994; son Shawn H. Cross of Troy; step-son, Wesley T. Watson of Phillipi, W.Va.; two sisters, identical twins, Terry (Jeff) Miller of Beavercreek, Patty Campbell of Dayton; two brothers, Dennis “Duck” (Elaine) Campbell of Hazard, Kentucky and Virgil (Sandy) Campbell of Dayton; father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Linda Reed Watson of Springfield; several nieces and nephews.

          Friends were received March 2 at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield where funeral services were held March 3 with Pastors Nate Gibbons and Marvin Shepard officiating. Burial followed in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Wilcox, Judith Diane Wilcox nee Epling

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 9, 2006

          Judith Diane Wilcox, 59, Jerusalem, died March 3, 2006 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born July 28, 1946 in Akron, a daughter of Margaret (Zuravel) Epling-Kent and the late Gerland Epling.

          She was formerly of Randolph, Ohio, and lived four years in Jerusalem. She was co-owner and operator of Wilcox General Store in Woodsfield; formerly operated Wagon Wheel Antiques in Randolph, Spinning Wheel Antiques in Ravenna and Main Street Furniture in Ravenna and was executive secretary at Ohio Edison in Akron.

          Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Larry Wilcox; two daughters, Tammy (Scott) Puleo, of Garrettsville, Heidi (Kenneth) Scherick, Woodsfield; son, Terry (Marci) Burger, Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Sue Epling of Florida; two brothers, John Epling of Deerfield, Gilbert Epling of West Virginia; two grandchildren.

          Friends were received March 6 at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, with Rev. Doug Beggs officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Streetsboro.

 

Antal, Ova A. Antal nee Hopkins

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 6, 2006

          Ova. A. Antal, 85, died March 30, 2006.

          She was a member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ where she was a volunteer and taught Sunday School. She worked at McAllied Tools for 10 years, was a Girl Scout leader for eight years, was legislative chairman for AARP, volunteered at the gift shop at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital.

          Surviving are a son, Don (Mary Ann) Crum of Holly Pond, Alabama; two daughters, Darla Earnest of Akron, Marcia (Bob) Fidelholtz of Tallmadge; first husband, Don Crum; 12 grandchildren, Joey Crum, Trudi (David) Wimberly, Wendi (Kerry) Henderson, Sunshine (Jared) Thompson, Angela Crum, Gary Earnest II, David (Amy) Earnest, Conni (Mark) Davis, Michael Mueller, Ron Fidelholtz, Susan (Dr. Gary) Laden and Elizabeth (Brian) Westfall; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Hopkins, Paul Hopkins; two sisters, Anna May Whittaker, Ruth Jacobs.

          She was preceded in death by her second husband, Dan Antal; several brothers and sisters.

          Friends were received April 2 at Newcomer Funeral Home, Canton, where funeral services were held April 3, with Pastor Jay Schmidt officiating. Private interment will take place at West Union Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1480 Eastwood Ave., Akron, OH 44305 or the Alzheimer’s Association Online condolences may be made at www.Newcomerfamily.com

 

Tipton, Ruth Tipton nee Burcher

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 30, 2006

          Ruth Burcher Tipton, 90, a resident of Belmont Tower and formerly of 1048 Sandusky St., Ashland, died March 24, 2006 at Belmont Tower of complications with pneumonia. She was born Nov. 14, 1915, the daughter of the late Dr. William Sherwood Burcher and Jessie Thomas Burcher.

          She graduated from Sunsbury High School and Ohio University where she majored in mathematics. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society. She was a member of the First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Hannah Group and Halcyon Club. She served as treasurer of the church for 30 years.

          She was also a member of Thursday Study Club and the Hillcrest Garden Club, served as Cub Scout, Girl Scout and Brownie leader as well as serving at Pleasant Street School in various leadership roles.

          She was one of the first women elected to the YMCA Board of directors, and served as treasurer for seven years when the YMCA as [sic-was] built on Miller Street. She was an excellent knitter and made sweaters for her children and grandchildren and in later years she knitted 100’s of booties for newborns at Samaritan Hospital and United Way of Ashland County.

          She played bridge with several bridge clubs over the years and enjoyed the friendships made at the bridge table. Ruth was an excellent cook and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining friends in her home. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world with many beloved friends. Her family describes her as being quiet, thoughtful, full of grace and perseverance, faithful and intelligent.

          She lived in Ashland since 1939 when her husband, Bob, took a teaching job at Ashland High School. She taught math at Seville, Ohio but her major career was that of being a homemaker, mother and volunteer.

          Surviving are her husband, James Robert Tipton; two daughters, Peggy (Edwin) Tipton Lutz, Nancy Tipton (Dr. Robert) Davis; son, James Sherwood Tipton and his friend Martha; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey (Pam) Lutz, Gastonia, North Carolina, Scott (Patricia) Lutz, Westford, Massachusetts, Jennifer Tipton (Michael) Cinkowsky, Denver, Colorado, James D. (Tanya) Tipton, Salt Lake City, Utah, Margaret Davis (Shawn) Geary, St. Charles, Illinois, Elizabeth Davis (Matt) Manning, Anderson, Indiana, Robert Tipton (Stephanie) Davis of Dayton; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Burcher; half-sister, Martha Burcher Boyles; half-brother, Joseph Burcher.

          Friends were received an hour before the service at the First Christian Church, Ashland, where a celebration of life was held March 29, with Rev. John O’Hara officiating. A private burial ceremony will be held at a later date.

          Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to the First Christian Church, 405 Cottage St., Ashland, OH, 44805 or The Tipton Fund, c/o Ashland County Community Foundation, 300 College Ave., Ashland, OH 44805.

          Heyl Funeral Home, Ashland, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Barr, Dante Barr

Toothman Online Obituaries, Jacobsburg, Ohio, dated, August 3, 2006

    Dante "Daniel Vincent" "Dan V." Barr, 87 of Glencoe, Ohio died Wednesday August 2, 2006 at Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire.

    He was born June 9, 1919 in Glencoe, a son of the late Vincent Barr and Filomena Archangeli Barr.

    He was a retired coal miner, a Catholic, and member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Mazzie; and two infant sisters.

    Surviving are his wife, Rossie Grant Vaughn Barr; two daughters, Marcia Garcia of Powhatan Point, and Anna Marie Barr of Bellaire; three step-sons,

Thomas, Paul, and Kenith Vaughn of Shadyside; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great grandchildren.

    Family and friends will be received on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg with Father Gary Zalenski officiating. Burial follows in Glencoe Cemetery.

 

Hinds, Myrtle Hinds nee Morris

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 12, 2006

          Myrtle Morris Hinds, 90, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday, August 11,

2006, in the Belmont Community Hospital. She was born September 15, 1915, in Beallsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edmund and Viola Phillips Morris.

Myrtle was a homemaker and a member of the South Bellaire United Methodist Church.

          In addition to her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband William "Ears" Hinds on May 17, 2006, two sons: William and Raymond Hinds; six brothers: Cecil, Calmer, Earl, George, Glen and Chester Morris; three sisters: Opal Beck, Mary Morris and Gertrude Watkins.

           Surviving are five children: Chalmer "Butch"Hinds and his wife Linda of Bellaire; Donna Glasow and her husband Jerry, of Shadyside, Ohio; Barbara Ponko and her husband John, of Triadelphia, W.Va.; Karen Haydin of Shadyside; Cheryl Lynn Hinds of Bellaire, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

           Friends will be received on Sunday, August 13, from noon until 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauknecht - Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 - 37th St., Bellaire, Ohio, where services will be held on Monday, August 14 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend James Hoff officiating. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery, Bellaire.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Spirit of 17 Fire Department and E-Squad.

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

 

Kotur, Larry Lazarus Kotur

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 16, 2006

    Larry Lazarus Kotur, Sr., 81, of Weirton, W.Va., formerly of Follansbee,

W.Va., died Monday, August 14, 2006 at home.

    He was born on April 20, 1925 in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Rade and Milka Yaich Kotur. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Straka Kotur in 1998; three Brothers, Milan, George, and Melvin Kotur; and, five sisters, Emma Willis, Mary Wise, Anna Kotur, Mary Kotur, and Diane Kozak.

    He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation where he

worked in the 80 inch as a scheduler. He was an Army veteran of World War II; a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Weirton, W.Va.; and the Holy Name Society.

    Surviving are one daughter, Linda Mossgrove of Weirton, W.Va., with whom he resided. one son, Larry Kotur, Jr. and wife, Jo Ann of Powhatan Point, Ohio; one sister, Martha Milewsky of Steubenville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kelly Gene Kotur and Jennifer Mossgrove; one great-grandson, William Lazarus Rizor- Mossgrove.

    He will be missed by special friends whom he considered family.

    Friends will be received on Thursday, August 17, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday, August 18, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the James Funeral Home at 1245 Main St. Follansbee, W.Va

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Weirton, W.Va., with Fr. Tony Thurston as celebrant.

    Entombment will follow in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee, W.Va.

    Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice at 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.

    Send condolences to: www.chambersandjames.com

 

Livingston, Golda I. Livingston nee Craig

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 13, 2006

          Golda I. Livingston, 90, formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at Sunset Health Center, Harrisville, Ohio.

 She was born January 19, 1916, at Woodsfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Albert E. and Mary Ann Frances Kendal Craig.

          Golda was a member of the South Bellaire United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

           She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Livingston; five brothers: Charles, Jake, Arthur, Clyde, and Carl Craig; and five sisters: Ethel Hess, Hazel Hossman, Cora Hoskinson, Mae Coplan, and Estella Norris.

          Surviving are two sons: Albert E. Norris, Cadiz, Ohio and Robert L. (Catherine) Livingston, St. Clairsville, Ohio; two daughters: Thelma Norris-Knox, St. Clairsville and Mrs. Greg (Charlene) Marling, Harrisville; a sister, Freda Piatt of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren, eight great - grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

           Friends will be received 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m., Monday until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Clairsville. The Reverend Henry Mooney and the Reverend James Hoff will officiate. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

           Memorial contributions may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com

 

Perkins, Clarence V. Perkins

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 14, 2006

          Clarence V. Perkins, 87, of Wayne Twp., Belmont County, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1918 in Wayne Twp., a son of the late Harry V. and Sarah Leota Jarrett Perkins.

          Clarence was a life long farmer, and retired from the former Byrum Construction Company; a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church; the Belmont County Farm Bureau and the Laborers Union Local 1149 of Wheeling, W. Va.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma (Hollis) Kemp, and a brother, Chester (Margaret) Perkins.

          Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Martha Dallas Perkins of Barnesville, Ohio; sons, Roger (Cathy) Perkins of Belmont, Ohio and Gary (Marcia) Perkins of Bethesda, five grand-children; three great-grand children, Jennifer (David) Pittman, Carrie Ann of rural Beallsville, Patrick Perkins of rural Beallsville, Sara Perkins of Washington, D.C., Michael (Jodi) Perkins, Mitchel and Mackinley of Pataskala, Steven Perkins (fiancee, Melissa Lloyd) of Lorain, Ohio.

          Friends will be received Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, Ohio, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.

          Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethesda United Methodist Church, 233 North Main St., Bethesda, Ohio 43719.

 

Sindeldecker, Lawrence E. Sindeldecker

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 20, 2006

    Sindeldecker, Lawrence E. "Larry" Sindeldecker, 76, of 114 Front Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, joined the love of his life, Janis Palmer Sindeldecker

on Friday, August 18, 2006.

    Larry was born April 26, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Luther and Florence Anderson Sindeldecker.

    He was retired from the military after 22 1/2 years of service to his country.

    He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.

    He was a member of General MacArthur's Honor Guard and Honor Guard Society.

    He also served at NASA in Florida, and was retired from the Consolidation Coal Corporation's former #4 Mine, in Clarington, Ohio.

    He was a life member of the Powhatan VFW Post #5565, was an Eagle Scout and was Methodist by faith.

    In addition to his beloved wife, he was preceded by his step-mother Lena Shaw Sindeldecker; grandson David Soltis II; two brothers: Robert and James Sindeldecker; two sisters: Martha Yocum and Anna Sindeldecker.

    Surviving is a son, Mark E. (Monica) Sindeldecker of Barton; two daughters: Kathy (David) Soltis of Freeport; and Debora (Gene) Glasgow of

Powhatan Point.

    He is also survived by five grandchildren: Michael Sindeldecker; Amber Sindeldecker and fiancee John Major; and Andrea Sindeldecker, all of Barton; Eric Glasgow; Lacie Glasgow and fiancee Jason Holliday, all of Powhatan; and two great-grandchildren: Isabel Soltis and Davey Emma Soltis of Columbus, Ohio; and four step-grandchildren: Brandon White, Dallas and Chase Lawson and Kennedy Cobb, all of Columbus.

    Family and friends will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday.

    Entombment will be at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

    Powhatan Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military services at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Stemkowski, Walter Stemkowski

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 14, 2006

          Walter Stemkowski, 83, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.

          He was born June 6, 1923 at Avondale, Ohio, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Kutaszinska Stemkowski.

          Walter was retired from the cast house at the Ormet Corporation at Hannibal, Ohio; a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

He was a member of the VFW Post 626 and DAV Post 117, both of Bellaire; American Legion Post 521 of Shadyside, Eagles Aire 371 of Bellaire and the Ormet Retirement Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

           In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by one brother, Louis Stemkowski and two sisters, Blanche Paliswat and Mildred Kosar.

            Surviving are his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Walter Stemkowski; one daughter, Marie Gibbs and her husband, Kevin, of Westerville, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Pete Paliswat of Shadyside, Ohio; Joseph Kosar of Tiltonsville; brother and sisters-in-law, Madelyn Hajdin and her husband, Mike, of Colerain, and Fred Minkemeyer and his wife, Gloria, of Rayland; also, several nieces and nephews.

          Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

          Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m., at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio, with Fr. Frank C. Cronin, as celebrant.

          Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove, Ohio, with Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Council of the American Legion.

          Vigil services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3

p.m., and American Legion services at 7 p.m.

           Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 68, Shadyside, Ohio 43947 or the Shadyside Fire Department and Emergency Squad Association, 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.

          Share condolences online at www.altmeyer.com

 

Cloughessy, June Cloughessy nee Gonya

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, August 23, 2006

    LEBANON, Ohio - June Cloughessy, 74, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2006) at Bethesda North Hospital.

    Born July 2, 1932, in White Plains, N.Y., to Grant and Evelyn Gonya, she was a resident of Marietta for 15 years before moving to Pinellas Park, Fla.  Twelve years later, June and her husband moved to Lebanon, Ohio, to be with family members. She attended the Lebanon Presbyterian Church.

    Preceded in death by her parents, survivors include her husband, Edward Cloughessy; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Cloughessy of Lebanon, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Ben, Caity, Josie and Ellie Cloughessy.

    She will be deeply missed by all, but her legacy emphasizes loyalty, love, and responsibility. Her dedication, kindness, and empathy will live on through her son, grandchildren, and future generations.

    The visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday with the funeral service immediately following, all at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, Ohio. The Rev. Peter Larson will officiate.

    Memorials requested to a charity of your choice.

    Arrangements by the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon, Ohio

 

 Thomas, Georgia  M. Thomas nee Haught

 Marietta Times, Marietta , Ohio, dated, August 23, 2006

    BEAVERTOWN - Georgia M. Thomas, 81, of Beavertown died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2006) in Selby General Hospital.

    She was a daughter of the late William and Ada Brown Haught. She was preceded in death by her husband, Josiah Thomas. She is survived by one

son,  Bernard of New Matamoras; six daughters, Mary of Williamstown, Helen of  Coolville, Sue of Florida, Lula of Marietta, Linda of Byesville, and

Rosalie  of Coshocton; two sisters, Geneva Bull of Columbus, Ohio, and Lucille Grimes  of New Matamoras; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of  nephews and nieces.

    Friends may call at the Newport Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Agee, Mary Atkinson Agee

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 24, 2006

    Mary Atkinson Agee, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at Well Spring Retirement Community of Greensboro, North Carolina.

    A graveside service will be held at Powhatan Point, Ohio.

    Mrs. Agree was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Henry Taylor Agee.

    She is survived by two children; son, Robert T. Agee of Falls Church, Va.; daughter, Patricia A. Friedrichs of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Jane C. Erwin of Powhatan Point, Ohio and Louise McCarthy of McKeesport, Pa.

    In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.

    Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, Vanstory St., Greensboro, N.C. is in charge.

 

Cox, Emerson E. Cox

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 25, 2006

 Emerson E. Cox, 79, 11 Andover Circle, Woodsfield, Ohio, died   May 19, 2006, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was born June 30, 1926 at Graysville, Ohio, a son of the late Ewart and Ethel Briggs Cox.

 He was a former General Manager of Doan Ford in Morristown, and a former owner of Cox's Car Wash in Woodsfield. He retired as a custodian at the former Graysville Elementary School. He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of Monroe Lodge #189 F & AM, Woodsfield; American Legion Post 87, Woodsfield; V.F.W. Post 5303, Woodsfield, and a member of the Monroe County Sportsman and Farmers Association.

 Surviving are three daughters: Joan (Don) Thompson of Summerfield, Florida, Sandy (Charles A.) Shepherd of Conover, N. C., Debbie (Bruce) Lodge of Woodsfield; son, Mike Cox and his fiance Heidi Zeh of Woodsfield; sister, Vera (Paul) Byers of Woodsfield; brother, James (Carrie) Cox, of Woodsfield; eight grandchildren: Chuck Shepherd and Brandy (Mandy) Shepherd, Lori (Harry) Meyer, Kristy Thompson, Faye and Sarah Lodge, Justin and Aaron Cox; five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary McBride Cox of Sept.1, 2001; two brothers, Stanley Cox, Delbert Cox; two grandchildren, Jenna and Nicole Lodge

 Friends were received May 21 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held May 22, with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with full military graveside services conducted by Belmont Veterans Council.

 Masonic services were conducted May 21.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Home Nursing and Hospice, 210 Seventh St., Suite 300, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 

Fraley, Edison E. Fraley

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 22, 2006

          Edison E. Fraley, 77, of Belmont, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1928 near Beallsville, Ohio, a son of the late Emory and Essie Bilyeu Fraley.

          Edison started his career with Rolling Hills Landmark of St. Clairsville, Ohio and worked many years, retiring as a general manager of five area stores, now Green Valley Co-Op. He was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, the Belmont American Legion, an honorary member of the 4 H, and formerly was very active in the St. Clairsville Ruritan Club. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Nada Fraley Grant and Lenette Fraley; brothers, Nelson and Richard Fraley.

          Surviving are his wife, Louise Staggs Fraley; a daughter, Rhonda (Walter) Brudzinski of Lafferty, Ohio; sons, Mark (Carolyn) Fraley of Bethesda, and Darrell (Marianne) Fraley of Belmont, Ohio; grandchildren: Amy Ogilbee, Brian and Eric Brudzinski, Danny and Kristen Fraley, Mallory and Devin Fraley; three great-grandchildren: sisters, Dema Schultz of Belmont, Hilda Sherman of Boardman and Carol Kesner of Wooster, Ohio.

           Friends will be received Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, Ohio, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Theresa Bobot officiating. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church, 129 West Market St., Belmont, Ohio 43718.

          Military graveside services by Belmont County Council American Legion.

 

Francis, Kenneth Lee Francis, Jr.

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 24, 2006

           NEW MATAMORAS - Kenneth Lee Francis Jr., 68, of 1216 Williamson Ave., New Matamoras, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2006) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

          He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of Kenneth Melvin and Nannie Rebecca Pethel Francis. He was a Baptist. He worked as a construction welder.

           On Jan. 10, 1990, he married Reitha Nellie Cunnigham, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Nannie Rebecca Francis of Weirton, W.Va.; 10 daughters, Stephany and Shayna Francis of New Matamoras, Dotti Kekenak of Richmond, Ohio, Sue Stock, Brenda Addlesburger, Rose Haught and Becky Owens, all of New Matamoras, Cindy Ayers of St. Marys, W.Va., Elizabeth Southall of Newport, and Tonya Bratton of Morauia, N.Y.; three sons, William Francis of Sistersville, W.Va., Kenneth Francis III of Sistersville, W.Va., and Joe Francis of Pennsboro, W.Va.; 30 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Francis of Hebron, Ind.; and one sister, Elizabeth Kilman of Maysville, Tenn.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Francis; one daughter, Nannie Francis; and one brother, Ed Francis.

          There will be no visitation or services. Cremation arrangements have

been entrusted to Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras.

 

Kindelberger, G. Paul Kindelberger

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, May 24, 2006

           Kindelberger, G. Paul, age 84, of Case Ridge Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          He was born January 6, 1922 in Clarington, the son of the late George W. and Gladys C. Isaly Kindelberger.

          He was engaged in the dairy business with his parents at their Hi-Land Jersey Farm for many years. Subsequent to that, he drove dairy trucks for United Dairy of Martins Ferry, Ohio for ten years and was later employed by Switzerland of Ohio School District as a bus driver.

          He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ on German Ridge  and the Clarington Chapter 597 F & AM.

          Survivors include his wife, Janice Rexroad Kindelberger and they would have celebrated their 48th anniversary on June 21, cousins, Dorothy Schnegg of Beallsville, Don Isaly and Carol Ollom of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Lynn Isaly of Gahanna, Ohio and Joan Weigand of Bellaire, Ohio.

          Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, with Masonic services at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m at St. John's U.C.C., 51736 German Ridge Road, Powhatan Point, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

           Interment to follow in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery.

           Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns U.C.C. Cemetery Fund,  51736 German Ridge Road, Powhatan Point, OH 43942.

 

Tolzda, Jean E. Tolzda nee Gibson

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 23, 2006

           Jean E. Gibson Tolzda, 88, of Brockton, Mass., formerly of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at the Brockton Hospital, Brockton,

Massachusetts.

           She was born Aug. 26, 1917 at Powhatan Point, Ohio, a daughter of the late Leland (Jack) and Laura Roth Gibson.

            Jean graduated from the former Bellaire City Hospital School of Nursing and worked as an LPN. She also was a homemaker and a member of the Powhatan Point Church of the Nazarene.

           In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Tolzda; two brothers, Pete and Bill Gibson and one sister, Sue Dunfee.

          Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Cokinis of Brockton, Mass., and Cheryl Yingling and her husband, John of Abbottstown, Pa.; one sister, Eileen Brubaker of Powhatan Point; five grand children and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

          Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery, at Powhatan Point, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhatan Point Church of the Nazarene, 100 Birch Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942

          Share condolences with Jean's family at www.altmeyer.com

 

Vinskovich, Mary Lu Vinskovich nee Kolenich

Toothman Online obituaries, St. Clairsville, Ohio, dated, August 25, 2006

          Mary Lu Vinskovich, 49, of Jacobsburg, formerly of Barnesville, died

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital.  She was born December 8, 1956 in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter of the late Louis A. Kolenich Sr. and Goldie Piatt Kolenich Gallagher.

          Mary Lu was a Licensed Practical Nurse with Maxim Health Care and she was a catholic by faith.

          She was preceded in death by both parents in 1999.

          Surviving are her husband, Andrew M. Vinskovich Jr.; three sons, Matt (Jayne) Vinskovich of Woodsfield, Jason Vinskovich of Columbus and Brad (Jamie) Vinskovich of St. Clairsville; a step mother, Anna Mae Mayhew Kolenich of Bellaire; four grandchildren, Matison and Jaykob Vinskovich, Liam and Reagan Vinskovich; two brothers, Louis A. Kolenich Jr. of Columbus and Scott Gallagher of Wellsburg, West Virginia; five sisters, Marie Jordan Martin of Mansfield, Massachusetts, Nancy Kees of Bellaire, Rhonda Cagle of Andrews, North Carolina, Bernice Dalto of Bellaire and Rose Anna Alloway of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews.  

  Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville, where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Donald Perks officiating.  Burial will follow in Warnock Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the 3C's Cancer Support Group, c/o Sandy Smith 439 W. Main St., Barnesville, OH 43713.

 

Varner, Willis D. Varner

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 30, 2006

          Willis D. Varner, 90, of Victory Place, Marietta, died March 21, 2006, in Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1916, in Beallsville, a son of the late Joseph and Hazel Riley Varner.

          He had been maintenance electrician at Union Carbide Company for 30 years. He was a member of the Harmar Hill Church of Christ and was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Corps.

          Surviving are his wife, B. Viola Truex, whom he married July 26, 1939; three sons, William (Donna) Varner of Waterford, Terry L. Varner (fiancée, Brenda Walker) and Randall D. (Susan) Varner of Marietta; five grandchildren, Wendy (Ben) Coyle, Amanda M. (Steven) Guglielmi and Allie K. Varner of Ohio State University, all of Columbus, Ashley Varner and Adam Varner of Marietta; one great-granddaughter, Anna Rae Coyle of Columbus.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dwight Varner.

          Friends were received March 23 and 24 until the hour of the service at McClure-Schafer-Langford Funeral Home, Marietta, with W. Terry Varner officiating. Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park.

 

Grimes, Edwinna Grimes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 30, 2006

          Edwinna Grimes died March 18, 2006, at Mayfair Nursing Home, after a brief illness. She was born to the late Harper and Lulu Grimes in Woodsfield.

          As a young woman she came to Columbus, where after completing her studies at Bliss Business College, began her career as an executive secretary at the Ohio State University. She worked in various areas at the university but spent most of her career as a very able and much appreciated administrative assistant to Frederick Stecker, who was the Director of University Relations. She retired early from OSU in order to attend to the needs of her elderly parents, whom she lovingly cared for until their deaths. In her devoted attention to them, she was a beautiful example of living out the fifth commandment to “ honor your father and mother.” Edwinna was a member of the Indian Springs Church of Christ for many years, but most recently, had attended the Kenny-Fishinger Church of Christ. Her faith in Jesus Christ was the source of peace that comforted her throughout her life and especially as her death approached. All those who knew Edwinna-employer, friends, neighbors, her sisters and brothers in Christ, the residents and care-givers at Mayfair retirement Center, describe her as a sweet, caring, gentle lady. And indeed, those words aptly describe her.

          Surviving are a brother Roger (Joyce); nephew, Gary of Palmdale, CA; great-nieces and nephews.

          There were private graveside services on March 23 in Woodsfield. A memorial service is planned for a later time.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Midwestern Children’s Home, P.O. Box 48, Pleasant Plain, OH 43162 or Willow Brook Christian Home, 55 Lazalle Rd., Worthington, OH 43235.

          Local arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

McGinnis, Martha M. McGinnis nee Vanness

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 20, 2006

          Martha M. McGinnis, 81, Barnesville, died July 17, 2006, at OVMC. She was born May 16, 1925, in Monroe County, a daughter of the late William and Lulabell (Palmer) Vanness.

          She was a member of the Church of Faith, Barnesville.

          Surviving are three sons, Lester (Bonnie) McGinnis of Beallsville, Chester (Carolyn) McGinnis and Ralph (Duana) McGinnis of Barnesville; three daughters, Dorothy Carpenter of Baileys Mills, Beverly (Charles) Lough of Bethesda and Nancy (Jim) Scott of Quaker City; two brothers, Clarence Vanness and Carl Vanness of Beallsville; 14 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by former husband, Edward McGinnis; four infants; infant grandson, Sean McGinnis; three brothers, William, Russell and Ralph Vanness; three sisters, Dorothy Phillips, Emma and Elsie Vanness.

          Friends will be received July 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be held July 21, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Charles Clark officiating. Burial follows in East Sunsbury Cemetery, Beallsville.

 

Hardesty, Charles E. Hardesty

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 25, 2006

          Charles E. Hardesty, 70, 2227 16th St., Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Noble County, died May 17, 2006 in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. He was born near Caldwell, on Feb. 13, 1936, a son of the late Cecil and Selma Lahue Hardesty.

          He was a former letter carrier and retired as Superintendent of Postal Operations at the Belpre Post Office. He was a member of the Belpre Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Noble County Genealogical Society and First Families of Noble County.

          Surviving are his wife, Ila M. Dailey Hardesty; two daughters, Elaine (Paul) Moore of Troutville, Virginia, Joni (Greg) Adams of Waterford; brother, Larry (Yvonne) Hardesty of Canton; six grandchildren, Jonathon, Hannah, Mary Grace and Abigail Rose Moore and Valerie and Rachel Adams.

          Friends were received May 18 at Belpre Church of Christ and May 19 at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, with Ron Laughery officiating. Burial followed in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Mahoney, Donald Mahoney

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 1, 2006

          Donald Mahoney, 80, Woodsfield, died May 29, 2006, at his home. He was born July 21, 1925, in Monroe County, a son of the late Clarence Franklin and Stella Meckling Mahoney.

          He was retired from the Woodsfield Street Department and had worked for Crum Construction and White and Rousenberg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Eagles Lodge of Woodsfield.

          Surviving are two brothers, Robert and Franklin Mahoney, both of Woodsfield; two sisters, Meignon Hendershot of Fairmont, W.Va, Lillian Robertson of Lewisville; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Samuel Mahoney.

          Friends will be received May 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held June 1, at 1 p.m.

          Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with military graveside services conducted by Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Calder, William J. Calder

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 26, 2006

          William J. Calder, 95, of N. 8th Street, Martins Ferry, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville. He was born Sept. 3, 1910, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late John T. and Stella Muench Calder.

          He was a retired Certified Public Accountant for the Wiseman Hutzell Co., of Wheeling. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, American Society of CPA’s, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Elks Lodge #895 of Martins Ferry.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel I. Thomas Calder; two sons, Jerry (Sharon) Calder, of Woodsfield, William (Cathie) Calder, San Marcos, California; daughter, Jean (Jim) Lamont of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren, Cheri Atkins, William Calder, Michael Lamont, Lisa Barhorst, Joseph Lamont, Krista Calder-Duffy and Daniel and Jonathan Calder; 12 great-grandchildren.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John T. Calder, Jr. and a sister, Mary Jane Ritter.

          Friends were received Jan. 20 at Heslop Funeral home, Martins Ferry. Funeral Lithurgy with Mass was held Jan. 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas Magary officiating. Entombment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

          Wake services were held Jan. 19 followed by Elks services, both in the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to B.P.O.E. Lodge #895, 14 N. 4th St. Martins Ferry, OH 43935.

 

Lively, Gale Denver Lively, Sr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006

          Gale Denver Lively, Sr., 78, died Jan. 26, 2006. He was born March 31, 1927, in Hannibal, a son of the late Lawrence and Myrtle Vanness Lively.

          Surviving are two sons, Rodney Lively, of Tennessee, Dennis Lively, of West Virginia; daughter, Penny Aquilera, of Texas; sister, Anna (Junior) Lee of West Virginia; three brothers, Harold (Isabelle) Lively, of Ohio, Lewis (Connie) Lively, of West Virginia, Jim (Dorothy) Lively, of West Virginia; five grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Lively; brother, Lawrence Lively; two sisters, Clarabelle Litman and Pat Pinamonti.

          Private funeral services will be held in the National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl.

 

Taylor, John William Taylor

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006

          John William (Bill) Taylor, 66, of Woodsfield, died Jan 23, 2006, at Barnesville Hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Monroe County, a son of the late John Taylor and Rosa Conner Taylor.

          He was a retired coal miner and an Army veteran.

          Surviving are his wife, Darlene Hines Taylor, of Woodsfield; son, Ronnie Mellott, of St. Clairsville; four daughters, Kathy Miller, of Fort Wayne, IN, Tammy Taylor of Lewisville, Lisa Carpenter, of Carrolton, Billie Jo Taylor, of Stafford; brother, Bob Taylor, of Lewisville; sister Betty Dyer, of Bellaire; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Repco, Rene Sullivan, infant sister, Donna Jean Taylor; brother, Boyd Eddie Taylor.

          Friends were received Jan.26 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Jan. 27, with Pastor Sheryl Allen officiating. Burial in Stafford Cemetery, Stafford. Military services were conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Fraley, Lester Fraley, Jr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006

          Lester Fraley, Jr., 84, of Jerusalem, died Jan.27, 2006, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was born April 30, 1921, near Beallsville, a son of the late Lester and Nellie Jones Fraley.

          He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired mechanic for ODOT. He was a member of Sunsbury Lodge #362, F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, the Switzerland of Ohio Water Board, and a member of the Jerusalem Cemetery Board.

          Surviving are his daughter, Barbara (Ron) Hendershot, of Beallsville; son, Scott (Melba) Fraley, of Grove City; five grandchildren, Dan, Dave, Darren, Jamie and Jennifer; nine great-grandchildren; sister Lois Wood, Coshocton.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Mick) Thomas Fraley; brother, Richard.

          Friends were received Jan. 31 at Harper Funeral home, Beallsville, where services will be held Feb. 1, with Wayne Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post #768. Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home Jan 31.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerusalem United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Marva Sue Pack, P.O. Box 103, Jerusalem, Oh 43747.

 

Allar, Junior Allar

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 28, 2006

    Junior R. Allar, 72, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at his home. He was born December 8, 1933, in Beallsville, Ohio, a son of the late Floyd and Edith McEndree Allar.

    Junior was a retired heavy equipment operator, and a member of the Shady Lane Baptist Church, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother John Allar.

    Surviving are his wife Dorothy Hanlon Allar; two daughters: Diane (Tim) Ackerman of Barnesville, Ohio, Donita (Joe) Moore of Lancaster, Ohio; two sons, Bradley (Debbie) Allar of Barnesville, Ohio, and Brian (Yumiko) Allar of Japan; ten grandchildren; three great - grandchildren; sisters Faith Morris of Fairview, Ohio; Freda Roberts of Oklahoma; and Rachael Palmer of Tennessee; Eileen Cramblett of Byesville, Ohio; Judy Allar of Arizona; brothers, Samuel Allar of Barnesville, Ohio; and Dave Allar of Bethesda, Ohio.

    Friends will be received Monday 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelly - Kemp – Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main Street, Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., with Pastor Rodney West officiating, Burial at the convenience of the family.

 

Amos, Don Cochran Amos

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, August 4, 2006

    NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio - Don Cochran Amos, 73, of 75 Carson Road, New Matamoras, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2006) at his residence.

    He was born April 21, 1933, at New Matamoras to Arch and Irene E. Cochran Amos. He graduated from Matamoras High School in 1951. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was an ironworker and was a member of Ironworkers Local 549 in Wheeling, W.Va., and American Legion Post 760 in Hannibal, Ohio.

    He is survived by his wife, Donna Jean Elrod Amos, whom he married on April 28, 1956; one daughter, Kimberly Oldfield and her husband, Doug, of New Matamoras; one son, Michael Amos and his wife, Mary, of Keene, N.H.; three grandsons, Justin Oldfield and his fiancee, Leighann Fry, of New Matamoras, and Robert and Timothy Oldfield of New Matamoras; two sisters, Helen Amos of Summerfield, Ohio, and Ruth Heiney of Beavertown, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Debbie Amos; and a niece, Katie Amos.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack S. and Robert F. Amos.

    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 5, 2006) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. Marvin Wegner officiating. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery with graveside military services to be conducted. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Polycystic Foundation, 4901 Main St., Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 64112.

 

Bolen, Alma Rachel Bolen nee Rhoads

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 26, 2006

    LOWELL - Alma Rachel Rhoads Bolen, 95, formerly of Lowell, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday (July 25, 2006) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

    She was born Feb. 26, 1911, in Bellaire to Herman and Cynthia Ann Fowler Rhoads. She enjoyed fishing, doing word searches, and singing. She had attended the Church of the Nazarene in Woodsfield.

    She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Tullius of Marietta, Hazel Butler of Adena, and Ethel Safigan (Dick) of Ingleside, Texas; two sons, Arthur Bolen (Judy) of Dexter City and Michael Bolen (Joann) of Belpre; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lawrence Bolen, who died on April 10, 1971; they were married on May 4, 1929. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Bolen; a brother, Wilson Rhoads; her parents; and her stepmother, Marie Blake Rhoads. 

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wesley Wright officiating. Burial will be in Crooked Tree Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    Donations may be made to the L-A Fire & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 406,

Lowell, Ohio 45744.

 

Bowen, Mildred "Marie" Bowen

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, July 7, 2006

      Bowen, Mildred "Marie", age 67, of State Route 255, Sardis, Ohio, died Friday, July 7, 2006 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center,

Woodsfield, Ohio.

      She was born March 5, 1939 in New Martinsville, WV, the daughter of the late James and Anna Mary Rebecca Peterson Johnson.

      She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Duffy, Ohio, and the Woodsfield Eagles, a homemaker, and Church of Christ by faith.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Jean Benson, and Patty Jo McPeek.

      Survivors include two daughters, Meleah Roberton of Clarington, Ohio and Meskal Bowen of Woodsfield, a son, Mark Bowen of Sardis, two sisters, Shila Gibson of Virginia and Karen DiPofi of Hershey, PA, three brothers, Terrell Johnson, James Johnson and Nicholas Johnson, all of Clarington, Ohio, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

      Family will receive friends on Monday from 11am to 1pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio. Private funeral services at the convenience of the family.

 

Call, Lester Robert Call

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, June 2, 2006

    Call, Lester Robert, age 89, of Hickory Street, Sardis, Ohio, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio and Ft. Myers, Florida, died Friday, June 02, 2006 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.

     He was born December 14, 1916 in Cleveland, the son of the late Clarence and Angeline Peters Call.

     He was a retired custodian with the Cleveland Public School system, a member of the Living Water Baptist Church in Sardis, and a U.S. Army Air

Force veteran of WWII.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Kozaluha Call, infant son, Lester Robert Call, six brothers, Mike Whiteman, Charles Whiteman, Richard Call, Clarence (Sam) Call, twin Leo Call, and William Call, five sisters, Hazel Wilburger, Belle Gerrity, Irene Greco, Eleanor Irwin, and Corrine Luzius.

     Survivors include three sons, Robert Lester (Nancy) Call of Elgin, Illinois, Clarence Clifford "Pete" (Sheila) Call, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Charles Lester (Janet) Call of Brooklyn, Ohio, a daughter, Alice Ann Kingry of Sardis, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter.

     Family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio and on Tuesday from 4-8pm at Corrigan-Berry Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00am.

     Interment in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

     Memorial contributions may be given to Living Water Baptist Church, P.O. Box , Sardis, OH 43946.

 

Day, Ellis D. Day

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 27, 2006

    CANTON - Ellis D. Day, 75, of Canton passed away early Wednesday morning (July 26, 2006) at home with his loving family around him following a brief illness.

    He was born in Lewisville, Ohio, on Jan. 28, 1931, to the late Joseph and Ida (Yoe) Day. Ellis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his tour of duty during the Korean conflict. Ellis had worked at various trucking companies, but he retired in 1989 from Summit Reddy Mix Co. after 35 years as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of American Legion Post 44, and the Teamsters Union Local 92, both of Canton.

    Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Emerson Day.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Day of the home; three sons, James (Crystal) Day of Perry Township, Jerry Day of Navarre, Ohio, and David Stuffelbean of Mount Vernon, Ohio; two daughters, Darlene (Arnold) Jett of Canton, and Deborah (Scott) Stephen of Perry Township.

There are six grandchildren, Michael (Corrie) Stephen, Ryan (Amanda) Stephen, Kristen and Anna Jett, and Cora and Garrett Day; two brothers, Dennis (Becky) Day of Carrollton, Ohio, and Harry (Donna) Day of Sardis, Ohio; three sisters, Rosemary (Louis) Mastellar of Columbus, Ohio, Hazel Day of Stafford, Ohio, and Claribel Day and her companion, Herman Zerger, both of Stafford, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews are also surviving.

    Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home-Canton Chapel with Chaplain Paul Rudy officiating. Burial will be in

Rose Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the funeral home.

Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed online guestbook at the Web site www.reedfuneralhome.com

 

Emigh, Evelyn Grace Emigh nee Cunningham

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, July 21, 2006

          Emigh, Evelyn Grace Cunningham, age 80, of Sardis, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2006 at Sistersville General Hospital Journey Hospice after a lengthy illness.

          She was born January 19, 1926 in Marshall County, WV, a daughter of the late Clyde and Hazel Ott Cunningham of Littleton, WV.

She was a member of Kiski United Free Methodist Church of Vandergrift, PA.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Elwood H. Rouse (Dottie) of Sardis, two sons, Mr. Clyde B. and Dorothy Ann Seckman of Vandergrift, and Mr. Arthur R. and Edie Seckman of Hookstown, PA.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,

Donald Emigh of Dubois, PA, two brothers, William L. (Bill) Cunningham of Waco, TX, and Norvel (Bud) Cunningham of Moundsville, WV, and two sisters, Marjorie Cunningham and Cora Eileen Witlatch, also of  Moundsville.

          Also surviving are one brother, Robert (Bob) and Pat Cunningham of

Wheeling Island, WV, three sisters, Hilda Jean Donaldson of Fairview, WV, Wilda Mae Archabold of Moundsville, and Betty Ann Johnson of St. Mary’s, WV, 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

          Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 24th, from 11am-1pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis. Services will be held after visitation at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Lenz officiating.

          Interment at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.

          Memorial donations may be made to Journey Hospice, c/o Sistersville General Hospital, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

 

Fox, Robert H. Fox

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 21, 2006

    SARDIS, Ohio - Robert H. Fox, 70, of Z Hill Road, Sardis, died Wednesday (July 19, 2006) at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.

    He was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Paden City, W.Va., the son of the late Benjamin and Rosella Mercer Fox.

    He was a retired operator engineer for Martin Marietta, a member of the Operator/Engineer Union, and a member of Locust Grove United Methodist Church in Sardis.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Frances Fox; and two brothers, Bert and Charles Fox.

    Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Davis, a grandson, Robert Davis, and a granddaughter, Danielle Davis, all of Sardis; a sister, Mary Smith of Zanesville, Ohio; two nephews, Bert and Sam Fox, also of Sardis; and his dogs, Brutus and Bo.

    The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Frank Conley officiating.

    Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery in Sardis, Ohio.

    Sympathy expressions can be made at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Gorder, Donna Delores Gorder nee Davidson

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 2, 2006

          Donna Delores Gorder (nee Davidson), 78, died June 18, at Mayfair Village Retirement and Nursing Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Powhatan Point, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. Donna practiced as a nurse anesthetist at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn., and at Bellaire City Hospital (now Belmont Community Hospital) in Bellaire, Ohio, where she later practiced IV therapy.

A woman of sharp wit and intellect, Donna sang and read avidly. 

She was preceded in death by brothers, Donald Davidson and Brent Davidson; and former husband Warren E. Gorder.

          Donna is survived by sons William (Pamela) Gorder of Columbus, Ohio, and James (Connie) Gorder of Wheeling, W.Va., and much beloved granddaughter Sarah Gorder.

          No calling hours, cremation private.

          An informal gathering for family and friends will be held in Wheeling in July.

          In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Odyssey HealthCare

Foundation, 6432 East Main St., Ste. 102, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, Mass. 01061- 0515.

          Visit www.schoedinger.com to sign the guestbook and leave an online

remembrance of Donna.

           Arrangements by Schoedinger - Norris Chapel 614-875-6333

 

Hannahs, Ruby Hannahs nee Huntsman

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 9, 2006

    Ruby Jane Hannahs, 86, Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 8, 2006,

At Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born November 24, 1919, in Monroe County, Ohio, daughter of the late Lester and Myrtle (Stephen) Huntsman.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Hannahs (4/25/56); a infant daughter, Shirley Hannahs; three brothers: Francis, Delbert and Roger Huntsman; one sister, Lena Hannahs; and son-in-law Robert Crawford.

She was owner of Ruby's Beauty Shop in Barnesville, Ohio, and a member of the First Christian Church.

    Surviving are two sons: Robert (Judy) Hannahs and Dr. Dan (Becky) Hannahs, both of Barnesville; one daughter, Beverly Crawford of Bethesda, Ohio; two sisters, Melba Swallie and Joan (Francis) Gallagher, both of Barnesville; seven grandchildren: Mike (Jana) Crawford of Bethesda, Mitch (Ellen) Crawford of Columbus, Ohio, Melissa Crawford of Bethesda, Olivia (Sean) Donovan of Westerville, Ohio, Anthony Hannahs of Columbus, Aaron (Angie) Hannahs of Barnesville and Angie (Greg) Bahmer of Barnesville; and eight great grandchildren.

    Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday with the service at 11 a.m., Tuesday at the Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio, with Reverend Andrew Woods officiating. Burial follows in Crestview Cemetery.

 

Indermuhle, Martha E. Indermuhle nee Berger

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2006

      Indermuhle, Martha E., age 82, of Oak Street, Sardis, Ohio, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.

      She was born March 26, 1924 in New Martinsville, the daughter of the late Spurgeon and Freda Suter Berger.

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

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Indermuhle, and a brother, Clarence Berger.

      Survivors include three sons, Robert (Karen) Indermuhle, Kenneth (Linda) Indermuhle, and Allen (Janet) Indermuhle, two daughters, Doris (Dennis) Miller, all of Sardis, and Joyce (Bart) Wiggins of Woodsfield, Ohio, two sisters, Dorothy Meyer of Kent, Ohio and Florence Straub, also of Sardis, 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

      Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30am at the Apostolic Christian Church, 49076 State Rt. 255, Sardis, with ministers of the church officiating.

      Interment in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.

 

Keylor, Nellie Blanche Keylor nee Hayes

McVay Online Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated July 23, 2006

          Nellie Blanche Keylor, age 92, of Caldwell, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born February 10, 1914, in Monroe County, Ohio, daughter of the late Daniel and Belle Hutchins Hayes.

She was employed as a cook for Shenandoah High School and as a clerk for the former K-V Store in Caldwell, and was a Senior Companion at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Masterton Chapter #584, and a member of the Calais Community Church.

           She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Keylor, who died in 1972; three sons, William and Joseph Keylor and an infant son; four brothers, Truman, Irvin, Allen, and David Hayes and two infant brothers; and two sisters, Nona Hayes and Grace Clause.

          Surviving are two sons, Manifred (Kathy) Keylor of Woodsfield and Charles Keylor of New Lexington; a sister, Edna Truax of Caldwell; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

           Friends may call Tuesday, July 25, 2006, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at 11AM at Calais Community Church, Calais, with Pastor Matt Zurowski officiating.  Burial will follow at Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Knowlton, Ethel Mae Knowlton nee Lohr

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated June 24, 2006

      Knowlton, Ethel Mae, age 84 of Sardis, OH died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Wetzel County Hospital.

      She was born April 12, 1922 in Duffy, OH the daughter of the late Otto and Daisy Ward Lohr.

      She was the former owner of the Avalon Inn, Sardis, OH.

      In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Edwin Knowlton; two brothers: Robert and John M. Lohr; and two sisters: Marie Lohr and Venna Caywood.

      Survivors include one brother: Harvey Lohr of Lancaster, OH; two sisters-in-law: Shirley Lohr of Fly, OH and Janet Lohr of Sardis; five nieces; one nephew and several great nieces and great nephews.

      The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, OH where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:30am with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Entombment in East Lawn Memorial Park, Marietta, OH.

 

Krempasky, Michael F. Krempasky

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 12, 2006

    Michael F. Krempasky, 80, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Monday, July 10, 2006, in the Crestview Health Care Center.

    He was born September 28, 1925, in Neffs, Ohio, a son of the late Louis and Anna Milon Krempasky.

    Michael was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Powhatan

Point, Ohio.

    In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Krempasky.

    Surviving are: two brothers, Louis Krempasky of Powhatan Point and John Krempasky of Westerville, Ohio; two sisters, Pauline Krempasky of Wheeling, W. Va. and Anna Krempasky of Cleveland, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received on Thursday, July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point.

    Funeral Liturgy with a Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Powhatan Point, with Father Frank Cronin as celebrant.

    Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio. A vigil Service will be held on Thursday in the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

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

 

McGinnis, Martha McGinnis nee Vanness

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 18, 2006

    Martha M. McGinnis, 81, Barnesville, died Monday at OVMC Hospital. She was born May 16, 1925 in Monroe County, daughter of the late William and Lulabell (Palmer) Vanness.

    She was a member of the Church of Faith, Barnesville.

    Preceded in death by her former husband, Edward McGinnis; four infants; infant grandson, Sean McGinnis; three brothers, William, Russell, and Ralph Vanness; and three sisters: Dorothy Phillips, Emma and Elsie Vanness.

    Surviving are three sons, Lester (Bonnie) McGinnis of Beallsville, Chester (Carolyn) McGinnis and Ralph (Duana) McGinnis of Barnesville; three daughters: Dorothy Carpenter of Baileys Mills, Betty (Charles) Lough of Bethesda and Nancy (Jim) Scott of Quaker City; two brothers, Clarence Vanness and Carl Vanness of Beallsville; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 4 and7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, with services at 1 p.m., Friday, at Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio with Rev. Charles Clark officiating. Burial follows in E. Sunsbury Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio.

 

Morris, Gordon Lee Morris

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 18, 2006

    Gordon Lee (Flash) Morris, 54, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    He was born Jan. 12, 1952 in Barnesville, Ohio, a son of Floyd and Dorothy Anderson Morris.

    Gordon was a 1970 graduate of Barnesville High School, and worked with Roadway Express for the last 19 years.

    Surviving in addition to his parents, Floyd and Dorothy Anderson Morris Of Fairview, Ohio, are his wife, Candy Chumbley Morris, of Columbus, Ohio; a  daughter, Lesli Morris of Cambridge, Ohio; two sons, Lee Morris of S. C.; and Gordon Lee Morris II of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Sharon (Steve) Patterson of Lewis Center, Ohio; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; a special family friend, Amanda and her children, Bradon and Ashtyn.

    Friends will be received Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio.

    Private services and burial at the convenience of the family.

 

Salisbury, Lester M. Salisbury

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated July 25, 2006

      Salisbury, Lester M., age 79, of Route 1, New Martinsville, WV, died Monday, July 24, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

      He was born April 9, 1927, in Paden City, WV, a son of the late Lawrence and Bessie Williamson Salisbury.

      He was a retired employee of Viking Glass and L.G. Wright Glass, owner of Les's Dog Supply in New Martinsville, a member of the American Legion Post 28 in New Martinsville, an Army Medic and veteran of WWII, and a Methodist by faith.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon and Edward Salisbury, and a sister, Betty Ritchie.

      Survivors include his wife, Gladys O'Neil Salisbury, two sons, Lester (Brenda) Salisbury of FL and Bradley Scott Salisbury of New Martinsville, three step-children, Ralph (Robin) O'Neil and Rodney (Trisha) O'Neil, both of New Martinsville, and Marjean (Robert) Rice of Middlebourne, WV, two brothers, Lawrence "Jake" Salisbury of Fly, Ohio and Clarence (June) Salisbury of Sardis, Ohio, four sisters, Cleo J. "Toots" Salisbury of Woodsfield, Ohio, Helen (Chris) Ensinger of Sardis, Eileen Adams of Fly and Ruth Rush of New Matamoras, Ohio, five grandchildren, several step grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

      Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be Friday at 1:00pm with Rev. Frank Conley and President Joe Ingold officiating.

      Interment in Sardis Cemetery where the Sistersville VFW Post 6327 will conduct military graveside services.

 

Shopper, Elizabeth Shopper nee Poulain

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 28, 2006

    Elizabeth M. "Betty" Marsh Shopper, 88, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the Shadyside Care Center in Shadyside, Ohio.

    She was born January 30, 1918, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Walker Poulain.

    Betty was a homemaker and a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Marsh in 1962; and her second husband, Joseph Shopper, in 1993; a daughter, Patricia Lowe; and her brother, Joseph Poulain.

    Surviving are three children: Robert G. Marsh and his wife, Mary, of Moundsville, West Virginia; Mary Jo Hammond and her husband, Jack, of Woodsfield, Ohio; and Beverly J. Marsh of Shadyside, Ohio. Also 15 grandchildren, 24 great - grandchildren and numerous great – great grandchildren.

    Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht - Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, on Sunday, July 30, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m., with Father Frank C. Cronin officiating. Interment in the Davis Cemetery at Bellaire, Ohio. Vigil services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Fire Department and Emergency Squad Association, 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947. Share your thoughts and memories of Betty with her family at www.altmeyer.com

 

Smithberger, Eileen Smithberger

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 24, 2006

    M. Eileen Smithberger, 78, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born April 10, 1928 in Malaga, Ohio, a daughter of the late Michael P. Smithberger and Clara J. Burkhart Smithberger.

    Eileen was retired from the former Ohio Bell Telephone Co., a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the Assumption Catholic Womens Club of Barnesville, Ohio.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters: Laura Armbruster, Leona and Hilda Smithberger, Helen V. Bishop, and Alberta Huth; brothers: Vernon, Clarence, Harry, Robert and Paul Smithberger.

    Surviving are a sister, Ruth Smithberger of Barnesville; a sister-in-law, Viola Smithberger, of Oak Harbor, Ohio.

     Friends will be received Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville, Ohio, with Father Virgil Reischman officiating. Burial in Assumption Cemetery, Barnesville,Ohio.

 

Lindsay, Bette "BiBi" Lindsay nee Soles

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio. dated, June 2, 2006

      Lindsay, Bette "BiBi" Soles, age 34 of Ruby Ave., Moundsville died Friday, June 2, 2006 at home.

      She was born February 18, 1972 in New Castle, PA.

      She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather: James "Ike" Soles and her maternal grandfather, William Lyskowka.

      Survivors include her companion: James Sharpe; three daughters: Destiny Lindsay, Desire Hawkins and Diamond Sharpe all at home; her father and step-mother: James and Debra Soles of Rayland, OH; her mother: Linda Lyskowka of NJ; her paternal grandmother: Betty Soles of Moundsville, her maternal grandmother, Reba Stewart of Jacksonville, FL, three brothers: Rick Clapper of NJ, James Soles of Rayland, OH and James Hooks of New Castle, PA; four sisters: Donna (Jason) Henthorne of Woodsfield, OH, Jamie, Wendy, and Kimberly Soles all of Rayland, OH; and two nephews.

      The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:00pm with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

 

Vaglienti, Ann D. Vaglienti nee Krivenko

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, May 25, 2006

      Vaglienti, Ann D., age 86 of Bellaire died Thursday.

      She was born December 15, 1919 in Dillies Bottom, Oh., the daughter of the late Peter, Sr. and Anna Ozimak Krivenko,

      She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Bellaire.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; John Vaglienti and five brothers, John, Michael, Andrew, George and Pete

Krivenko.

      Survivors include two daughters; Esther Vassar and Nancy (Bill) Vinka, all of Bellaire, a sister; Irene (Leo) Ruminski of Powhatan Point, Oh., six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

      Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 33rd Street, Bellaire where Vigil Service will be held at 2:15pm. Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30am at St. Johns Catholic Church, 415-37th Street, Bellaire with Monsignor Gene Mullett as celebrant. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, OH.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Care Center, 60583 State Route 7, Shadyside, OH 43947 or St. Johns Catholic Church.

 

Vucelich, Dan Vucelich

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated July 28, 2006

    Dan Vucelich, 78, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at the

Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio. He was born July 22, 1928, at Glencoe, Ohio, a son of the late Eli and Rose Kaplet Vucelich.

    Dan was a Serbian Orthodox by faith, he was a retired die setter with the former International Harvester Corporation's Shadyside plant and a United States Air Force veteran. Dan was an accomplished golfer and enjoyed playing golf with his friends.

    Surviving are his wife, Dorothy J. Veloski Vucelich; one brother, Melvin Vucelich of Beallsville, Ohio; and one sister, Sarah Reger of Shadyside, Ohio. Private visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 44-37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio, with interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Fire Department and Emergency Squad, 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio. Share memories with Dorothy at www.altmeyer.com

 

Walters, Maxine A. Walters

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, June 17, 2006

      Walters, Maxine A., age 79 of Monroe Drive, Clarington, Ohio, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

      She was born on September 20, 1926 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Calvin and Charlotte Gibbs Walters.

      She was telephone operator and a clerk at Dotta IGA in Clarington. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarington and Golden Links of the church.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death two brothers Ralph and Byron Walters, and a sister Romaine Ollom.

      Survivors include two brothers Rex (Jean) Walters of Powhatan Point, Ohio, John (Ouida) Walters of Slidell, Louisiana, a sister Arden (Neil) McDougal of Marietta, Ohio, several nieces and nephews, and special friends Ray and Diana Schnegg.

      Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00am with Rev. Donald Hitchcock officiating.

      Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

Wayts, Doris A. Wayts nee Gray

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 25, 2006

    Doris A. (Gray) Wayts, 70, of Painesville Twp., Painesville, Ohio, died July 24, 2006 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. She was a Lake Co. resident since 1961, prior to that she resided in Powhatan Point, Ohio.

    She was born Aug. 26, 1935 in Powhatan Point, Ohio; a member of the Lighthouse Community Church, Mentor, Ohio and retired as a cook from the Homestead Nursing Home.In addition to her father, Raymond Gray, she was preceded in death by two sons, Terry and Walter.

    Surviving are her husband, William; sons: Roger (Kathleen) of Johnstown, Ohio;  Lynn (Kim) of Painesville; Curtis (Jenny) of Willowick, Ohio; sister, Theda (Johnny) Workman of Tornado, W. Va.; brother, Charles "Lou" (Rose) Gray of Powhatan Point and her mother, Talma Ledney of Powhatan Point.

    Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue, (opposite Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, at Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.

 

Workman, Roy "Pete" Workman

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 1, 2006

    Workman, Roy "Pete", age 58, of Sardis, Ohio, formerly of Ansted, West Virginia, died Saturday, July 1, 2006 at home.

    He was born October 29, 1947, in Lookout, WV, the son of Virginia Sweet Workman of Ansted and the late Reaford Workman.

    He was a retired employee of Wal-Mart in New Martinsville, WV and a Protestant by faith.

    In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, William Parris, and a brother, Vernon Workman. Survivors include his wife, Marta Beegle Workman, his mother, three daughters, Miriam Petroze of Victorville, California, Stephanie Workman and Sheryl Workman, both of Virginia, a step-daughter, Shanelle Gauding of Sardis, a sister, Linda Hughes, of Asheboro, North Carolina, and eleven grandchildren.

    Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis.

    Friends will also be received on Thursday from noon until time of Funeral service at 1:00pm at the Good Hope Baptist Church, Graydon, WV, with Pastor Michael Skaggs officiating. Interment in Martin Cemetery, Ramsey.

 

Yonally, Harvey Thomas Yonally

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, July 13, 2006

    NEW MATAMORAS - Harvey Thomas Yonally, 94, of New Matamoras died Wednesday (July 12, 2006) after a long illness.

    He was a husband, father, and a Mason.

    He was born May 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, Ohio, to Homer and Lethia Mendenhall Yonally. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fay; his four brothers, Jesse, Alex, John, and Charles; and three sisters, Hazel, Thelma, and Paulina.

    He is survived by his wife, Lottie, and two daughters, Patricia Myers of Taylor, Mich., and Judith Dugger of New Matamoras; four grandchildren, Mitchell Reno, Audrey Echstein, Michael Myers, and Lynn Ponpandoff; and three great-grandchildren, Brian Queen, Jordan Queen, and Jillian Reno.

    He was a life member of Golden Ark Lodge No. 595 F&AM in Michigan.

    Upon his retirement from BASF Corp. of Detroit, Mich., he returned to southeast Ohio and farmed for several years. His greatest love besides his family was hunting and fishing. He will truly be missed by family and friends.

    Funeral services will be held at the Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Terry Pringle officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Hadley Funeral Home.

 

Yourkovich, Elizabeth Jane Yourkovich nee Filuis

Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, W.Va., dated July 14, 2006

      Yourkovich, Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Filuis, 55, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, July 13, 2006 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

      She was born October 5, 1950 in Wheeling, the daughter of Rosemary Moses Filuis Taskaline and the late Louis Filuis, Sr.

      Mrs. Yourkovich was an employee at the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Wheeling office; and a Catholic by faith.

      In addition to her mother, she is survived by her step father, James Taskaline, Sr.; seven sisters, Vicki Weidman and her husband, Bill, of Wheeling, Sophie Wallace of Wheeling, Rosellen Summers and her husband, Dave, of Columbus, Ohio, Gail Neidart and her husband, Kevin, of Wheeling, Lois Ann Taylor and her husband, Robert, of Wheeling, Charlene Bradford and her husband, Bill, of Wheeling and Donna Filuis of Beallsville, Ohio; two brothers, Louis Filuis, Jr. of Wheeling and Timothy Filuis of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews.

      Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Street, South Wheeling, where services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend John Gallagher officiating.

      Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

 

Cline, Edgar B. Cline

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006

          Edgar B. Cline, 72, of Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, formerly of 401 Monroe Manor, Woodsfield, died Jan. 28, 2006, at Wheeling, WV. He was born Dec. 30, 1933, near Graysville, a son of the late Lemuel Ross and Ida Lucille Ring Cline.

          He was a graduate of the former Graysville High School, Graysville; a retired coal miner from Quarto #7 Mine, Clarington. He was a Protestant by faith and was a U.S. Army AC veteran.

          Surviving are a sister, Doris Cline, of Graysville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Georgia (Everett) Brown, of Woodsfield; sister-in-law, Helen Cline, of Harlem Springs; two step-grandchildren, Bill Decker and Theresa Decker, of Indiana; four nephews, Virgil W. (Robin) Brown, Wayne (Susie) Cline, Hugh (Carol) Cline and Keith (Chris) Cline; three nieces, Ida May (Leroy) Downard, Arlene Huff, Betsy (Jerome) Keifer.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby M. McGarry Decker Cline, on Feb. 20, 2005; step-son, John R. Decker, brother, Warren Cline, nephew, Fred Cline.

          Friends will be received Feb. 3, from 5-8 p.m., at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services and military services will be held Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Travis Smalley officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

McKelvey, Evagene B. McKelvey nee Winland

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006

          Evagene B. McKelvey, 83, of Barberton, formerly of Woodsfield, died Jan. 28, 2006, at Barberton City Hospital, Barberton. She was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Bearl Winland and Rose Feiber Winland.

          She was the owner operator of the Rose Marie Dress Shop, an employee of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Secretary for the Veterans Administration, member of the Woodsfield Presbyterian Church, the Ladies

ECILA Circle, Eastern Star of Woodsfield, Job’s Daughters and the VFW Auxiliary.

          Surviving are a son, Gregory McKelvey, of Stockport; two daughters, Bonnie R. Heil, of St. Clairsville, Connie (Charles) McGee, of Akron; special friend, Linda Stapp, of St. Clairsville; brother, Jack Winland, of Barberton; sister, Darlene Carpenter, of Lewisville; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade C. McKelvey; sister, Martha Kiser.

          Friends were received Jan 30 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Jan. 31. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, with Rev. Susan Lehosky officiating. Eastern Star

Services were held Jan. 30 at the funeral home.

 

Jones, S. Paul Jones

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 2, 2006

          S. Paul Jones, 86, of Lawrence Park, residing at Springhill Community, died Jan. 7, 2006, at Hamot Medical Center. He was born June 2, 1919, in Woodsfield, the son of the late Samuel and Edith Jones.

          He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, where he had served as Trustee, Elder and Deacon. He was a member of Monroe Lodge No. 189 F&AM, Woodsfield, 8-10 Investment Club, Koinonia of Erie County, a 40 year member of Lawrence Park Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, an active member of the Eastside YMCA, former member of the Lion’s Club, past president of Iroquois PTA, and a founding member of Fleet 8 Mirror Dinghy Sailing Club.

          He was a research chemist with General Electric Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1984, and was awarded three patents through GE. He was an avid sports fan, playing baseball in the baseball in the Glenwood Baseball League and the American Legion Team, and baseball and basketball with the GE Teams. He was a graduate of Muskingum College, New Concord, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II.   

          Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Janet Jones; three daughters, Sandy (Scott) Taylor, Barb (Kevin) Giles, of Leesburg, Va., Merry Sue( John) Betcher, of Harborcreek; brother, George Jones, of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Christy Krysinski, Matthew and Lyle Taylor, Stephen and Rebecca Giles, Bailey, Jacob, Zachary and Donielle Betcher; three great-grandchildren.

          Friends were received Jan. 10 at Dusekas Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, with Rev. Dr. Steven M. March officiating. Burial followed with full military services at Lakeside Cemetery conducted by Erie Crawford County Burial Vets Detail.

          Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. 7th St., Erie, PA 16501

 

Crum, Viola Crum

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 16, 2006

          Viola Rose Crum, 77, Sunset Dr., Caldwell, died March 9, 2006, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Fulda, to Frank and Elizabeth Blake Crum.

          She had lived in Caldwell all her life. She had been a supervisor at the Cambridge State Hospital for about 20 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Fulda and the Catholic Women’s Club and also a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Caldwell.

          She was a member of the Olympic Senior Citizens in Zanesville. She enjoyed quilting and time spent with “Patches”, her companion cat.

          Surviving are three sisters, Cora (Bill) Lindeman of N. Canton, Alberta Meister and Marie Canel both of Caldwell.

          She was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred, Carl, Edgar, and Bernard Crum; two sisters, Helen Burkhart, Irene Noll.

          Friends were received March 12 at Murphy-McCurdy Funeral Home, where there was a Vigil Service, Funeral liturgy, with Mass, was held March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fulda, with Rev. Samuel Saprano and Rev. Dale Tornes as co-celebrants. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulda.

          Arrangements are handled by Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home.

 

Weyrick, Bryon Eugene Weyrick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 16, 2006

          Bryon Eugene Weyrick, 31, RD 3, Cameron, WV, died March 8, 2006. He was born Sept. 19, 1974, in Wheeling, a son of Daniel and Wilda Wilson Weyrick, of Cameron.

          He attended Mount Carmel Church of God in Mount Carmel, PA. He was self-employed.

          Surviving in addition to his parents, are his maternal grandmother, Norma Wilson, Woodsfield; daughter, Aubrey Weyrick, at home; son, Tristine Weyrick, at home; sister, Cathy (Bardy) Anderson, Alleppo, PA; brother, Terry Weyrick, Cameron; several aunts, uncles, cousin and friends.

          He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Anna Mae and Eugene Weyrick; maternal grandfather, Elmer Wilson, Sr.

          There was no visitation.

          The family had private graveside service at their home in Cameron, WV, on March 11, with Vernon Burke officiating.

          Arrangements entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, WV.

 

Resecker, Harold Resecker

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 23, 2006

          Harold Resecker, 77, Sterling, died March 11, 2006, at his home after a short illness. He was born June 22, 1928, in Woodsfield, to the late Christian and May Hoskinson Resecker.

          He had made his home in the Rittman and Sterling areas most of his life and had worked at Techno Cast in Orville for more than 30 years.

          Surviving are two daughters, Sandra (Gary) Bellomy, Diana (Jim) Frazier, both of Rittman; six step-children, Mike (Carol) Wolfe of Charlotte, NC, Steve (Susan) Wolfe of Creston, Claudia Doan of Barberton, Virginia (Sam) Abboud of Michigan, Theresa Baker, Canton and David Sherry, Wooster; four grandchildren, Christopher (Roberta) Resecker, Barberton, Jamie (Donnie) Copley, Angel (Brent) Corp and April (Scott) Hottle, all of Rittman; 11 step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Roy (Mary) resecker, Comanche, Oklahoma; three sisters, Lula Blinsky of Struthers, Margaret Bauer and Rose (Ken) Saffle, both of Woodsfield, several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Resecker June 9, 1994; three brothers, John, Dale and Paul; sister, Bertha Bright.

          He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

          Friends were received March 13. Services were held March 14 with Rev. Donnie Resecker officiating. Burial at Rittman Cemetery.

          Online registry, obituary and condolences are available at www.legacy.com

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wadsworth-Rittman, 102 Main St. Suite 304, Wadsworth, OH 44281

 

Dillon, Gene W. Dillon

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 23, 2006

          Gene W. Dillon, 82, died March 8, 2006, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Ill. He was born near Matamoras, Sept. 21 1923, to the late William and Mary Black Dillon.

          He was educated in one-room schools that were called Pine Knob and Salem Hall and were within walking distance of the farm where he was reared.

          After his first year of high school in New Matamoras, he joined the  Civilian Conservation Corps and left it later to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served with the Corp of Engineers in Europe during World War II. He had a long career as a long distance truck driver and retired from Associated Trucking Co. in Chicago, IL in 1982.

          He was an active member of the American Legion in Flora, IL.

          Surviving are his wife, Bonnie VanDyke Dillon, whom he married Oct. 1, 1973; two sons, Barry (Jacque) and Jeffrey (Mona); five grandchildren, Shari (Lenny) Garcia, Matt (Christy) Dillon, Julie, Brian and Rachel Dillon; three great-grandsons; three sisters, Florence Miller of Springfield, OR, Eunice Murphy of Sebring and Wilma Walker of Alliance; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Carl; two sisters, Bernice Moore and Anna Dye.

          After cremation a memorial service was held March 17 at United Methodist Church in New Matamoras with Rev. Michael Webber officiating. Burial followed at Matamoras Cemetery. Military services were held at the graveside.

 

Mobley, Clyde C. Mobley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 23, 2006

          Clyde C. Mobley, 79, died March 11, 2006, in North Olmstead. He was born March 31, 1926 in Beallsville.

          He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

          Surviving are his wife, Alice Norris Mobley; two sons, Timothy  (Heidi), Jack (Jaqueline),; six daughters, Helen Lewis, Diane Malcolm, Linda (William) Waters, Mary (Paul) Morley, Maggie Mobley, Amy (Brian) McDonald; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Onward (Hilda); two sisters, Norma (Ralph) Perkins, Lula (Dwight) Phillips; brother Joe (Wilma); sister-in-law, Verna Mobley; many nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by a brother, Nyle Mobley.

          Memorial service will be held March 31, at 9 a.m. in Beallsville Christian Church.

 

Steele, Betty Jean Steele nee Schwaben

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 23, 2006

          Betty Jean Steele, 69, Woodsfield, died March 15, 2006, at Bangor Michigan. She was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Charles Schwaben and Iva Beryl McKee Schwaben.

          She was retired from the East Liverpool School system as head custodian.

          Surviving are four sons, Daniel (Bert) Mellinger, Bangor, MI, David Mellinger, Jason (Heidi) Steele, Justin (Taryn) Steel, all of Akron, former husband, Jack Steele of Springfield; two brothers, Charles (Kay) Schwaben, Woodsfield, Bernie (Linda) Schwaben, Woodsfield; sister, Linda (Frank) Lewis, Union Town; sister-in-law, Kathey Schwaben, Woodsfield; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Leighton Mellinger; son, Mitchell Mellinger.

          Friends were received March 19 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held March 20, with Pastor Travis Smalley officiating. Burial in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch.

 

Harris, William D. Harris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 16, 2006

          Monroe County Common Pleas Judge, the Honorable William D. Harris, 63, 47134 SR 26, Woodsfield, died Feb. 6, 2006, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling following a brief illness.

          He was born in Mendota, Illinois on Dec.3, 1942, a son of the late Jack Walter and Virginia Brouddus Harris.

          He was a graduate of Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree; received his B.A. Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea; received a

Certified Public Accounting Degree from the University of Illinois; received a Master’s Degree in Business from Cleveland State University; and also received a Master of Arts Degree in History. He was a U.S. Army Ranger in the Vietnam War.

          He was a Dive Master and member of the Dive Masters Association; a member of the Monroe Lodge #189 F. & A.M., Woodsfield, and also a 33rd degree Mason; a member of the VFW Post 5303, Woodsfield, lifetime member of the American Legion Woodsfield Post 87 and Beallsville Post # 768; member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Monroe County Bar Association; member of the Ohio Judicial College of Judges; a former Treasurer of the American Quarter Horse Association; also a member of the Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville. He was a long distance sailor and cowboy.

          Surviving are his wife, Sandra Ward Harris, whom he married, Sept. 1, 1992; son, William Harris and his partner Ken Esry of Lakewood; daughter, Kerri (Henry) Farmer, of Newbury, Ohio; six sisters-in-law, Judy(Howard) Andexter, of Bedford, Sharon (Richard) Reffner, of Bedford, Pam (Steve) Melvin, of Macedonia, Debby (Harry) Gardner, of Northfield, Holly (Jim) Rybak, of Twinsburg, Cindy (Al) Barbato, of Marana, Arizona; brother-in-law, William (Diana) Ward, of Peoria, Arizona.

          A ceremony of respect in honor of Judge Harris’s life and contribution to Monroe County was held Feb.11, at Swiss Hills Career Center, SR 78, Woodsfield.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Dog Pound, 47137 SR 26, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

          Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

Burkhart, Sister Adelaide Burkhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 16, 2006

          Sister Adelaide Burkhart, 103, of the Sisters of St. Francis Home, one week short of her 104th birthday. She was born Feb. 14, 1902, in Kuhn, Ohio, to the late Rosella Haren Burkhart and Jacob Burkhart.

          She served in various food service positions in Carey, Fort Jennings, Marywood, Toledo and St. Francis Convent. At the time of her death, she was a minister of prayer for the congregation. In her later years, Sister Adelaide longed and prayed that she could die and be with Christ, and she begged anyone who would listen to her to pray for that too, but many were reluctant because she was their love and their light.

          Surviving are a sister-in-law, Agnes Burkhart, of Canton; nephew, Monsignor Robert I. Noon, of Lancaster; niece, Rose (Willard) Parry, of Zanesville.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Frank, Isadore, Roman, Leo and Sylvester; sister, Theresa Noon.

          Friends were received Feb. 12 with a Christian Wake Service at St. Francis Convent Chapel, Tiffin, where the Funeral Mass was held Feb. 12. Burial was in St. Francis Convent Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Convent or St. Francis Home.

          Arrangements are under the direction of the Traunero Funeral Home, Tiffin. To send condolences to the family, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com

 

Snyder, Sara L. Snyder nee Wise

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 16, 2006

          Sara L. Snyder, 74, of 34497 SR 78, Lewisville, died Feb. 11, 2006, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta. She was born near Calais, on Sept. 8, 1931, a daughter of the late John Spence and Katherine Wehr Wise.

          She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

          Surviving are her husband, Raymond Snyder, whom she married May 31, 1952; two daughters, Vicki (Ron) English, of Lewisville, Teresa (Bob) Burkhart, of Malaga; son, Tim (Sharon) Snyder, of Summerfield; two brothers, Roydon (Shirley) Wise, of Caldwell, Gerald (Judy) Wise of Woodsfield; sister, Lavina Carpenter Woodby, of Sarahsville; five grandchildren, Tony (Amy) English, Bradley Snyder, Peggy Snyder, Joey Burkhart, Michael Burkhart; several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Leach; five brothers, Paul, Robert, Kenneth, Junior and Sylvan Wise; grandson. Christopher English.

          Friends were received Feb. 14, at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services will be held Feb.15, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Matt Zurowski officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery, Calais.

 

Covert, Gilbert J. Covert

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 17, 2006

          Gilbert J. Covert, 78, Roy Watson Rd., Woodsfield, died August 10, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Monroe County, a son of the late James O. Covert and Cora Olive Blazer Covert.

          He was a retired employee of Consolidated Aluminum, Hannibal, a veteran of World War II as an Army Medic and was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ.

          Surviving are his wife, Adelia (Dee) Carpenter Covert of Woodsfield; son, Bill (Debbie) Covert of Woodsfield; four daughters, Linda Snodgrass of Woodsfield, Sue (Jim) Cunningham of Freeport, Judy (Dale) Boyd of Marietta, Nancy (Steve) Burke of Stonecreek; six step-children, Ivan Carpenter of Kentucky, Diane Valentine of Byesville, Scott Kinney of New Mexico, Roxanne Blackburn of Kinsington, Donna Martin of Canton and Donald Covert of Lore City; daughter-in-law, Iris Covert of Woodsfield; five sisters, Edna Petty of Wooster, Flosie (Elbert) LeMasters of Moundsville, W.Va., Nellie Conway of Bowerston, Allie Stacey of Canton and Zelma Mercle of Apple Creek; 39 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; former wife, Zola Silvernail of New Philadelphia.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger J. Covert; two brothers; four sisters; an infant grandson, Jamie Covert, grandson, Derrick Valentine, Sandy Gromley and Carolyn Sue Postlewaite.

          Friends were received Aug. 12 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Aug. 13, with Rev. Alfred F. Bingenheimer officiating. Burial in Plainview Cemetery, near Woodsfield. Military graveside services were conducted by Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Weber, Roger C. Weber

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 17, 2006

          Roger C. Weber, 79, died Aug. 10, 2006, at Hospice Care Center after a seven month illness. He was born July 28, 1927, in Lewisville, a son of the late C. Solomon and Ora Crum Weber.

          He resided in the Wadsworth area since 1949. He was an Army Air Corps veteran serving in World War II; a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moose Lodge 2070, F.O.E. 2117, V.F.W. Post 1089, American Legion Post 170, Lodge 385 F&AM and collected watches. He was a salesman in auto advertising at the Akron Beacon Journal for 15 years and was previously an agent with Nationwide Insurance.

          Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Donat of Germany; three step-daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Smith of Akron, Joanne (Jim) Varney of Wadsworth, Patricia (Dennis) Reinhold of Las Vegas; four granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; daughter-in-law, Vickie of Ma.; and three brothers, Ralph of Rittman, Merle of Phoenix, Az. and Edsel of Lakeland, FL.

          He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; son, Robert; sister, Grace DeVoe; and two brothers, Frank and Alton.

          Friends were received Aug. 13 at Hilliard-Mullaney-Rospert Funeral Home, Wadsworth, where prayer service was held in the evening. Funeral services were held Aug 14 at the funeral home, with Deacon Roger N. Klaas officiating. Burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333.

 

Orr, John Ronald Orr

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 17, 2006

          John Robert Orr, 87, Whitehall, died Aug. 6, 2006, at his home. He was born March 6, 1919, a son of the late Charles W. and Ida Elizabeth Orr.

          He graduated from Woodsfield High School in 1939. He was a member of 3rd T.A.C. Air Command Squadron and served his country proudly in World War II. He is a member in good standing of Monroe Lodge #0189 F&AM, Woodsfield. He retired from General Motors and Rockwell and upon retirement spent many happy years as a younger at several golf courses.

          Surviving are his wife, Helen; two daughters, Charlotte (Gene) Scott, Teresa (John) Emerson; two grandchildren, Kimberli (George) McAlmot, Sean (Rhonda) Crum; five great-grandchildren, Ciara, Caleb, Logan, Michael and Austin; many nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Rex, Charles “Bud”; two sisters, Mary Thatcher, Emma Burnett.

          Friends were received Aug. 8 at Evans Funeral Home, Columbus, where services were held Aug. 9, with Rev. Jim Burge officiating.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice; www.evansfuneralhome.net

 

Kinney, Dorothy E. Kinney nee Kiser

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 17, 2006

          Dorothy E. Kinney, 86, Ashland, died Aug. 11, 2006, at Brethren Care Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 17, 1919, a daughter of the late Franklin and Lena Ault Kiser.

          She had been a resident of Ashland County since 1930, she was a foster parent at Edison School for 27 years, where she was known to the students as Grandma Kinney. She was a member of the Steele Avenue Church of Christ.

          Surviving are two daughters, Judy (Emerson) Slater, and Bonnie (James) Strong, all of Ashland; three sons Harlan Jr. (Donna) Kinney of Florida, Eugene (Joan) Kinney and Gary (Cheryl) of Ashland; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan M. Kinney, on Sept. 26, 1966, whom she married Oct. 9, 1937; five brothers and two sisters.

          There was no visitation. Graveside services were conducted Aug. 15 by Chaplains Kenny Lindecamp and Jerry Gess at Nankin Cemetery.

          Memorial contributioins may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, One Marion Ave., Suite 108, Mansfield, OH 44903.

          Heyl Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Poulton, Kenneth V. Poulton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 24, 2006

          Lt. Col. Kenneth V. Poulton, 85, Aiken, S.C., died Aug 15, 2006, at the VA Medical Center, Augusta, Ga., from pneumonia after suffering for several years with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born June 11, 1921, in  Graysville (Monroe County), a son of the late J.F. “Gar” and Edna Larinda Hubbard Poulton.

          He was a WWII veteran, having served with the 19th Repair Squadron, Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy. After the war he returned to the Ohio State University, earning his bachelor’s degree and was then recalled into the USAF and sent to the University of Colorado to graduate school, where he graduated second in his class.

          As a resident auditor serving on the Auditor General’s staff, he supervised bases in Hawaii, The Phillipines, Okinawa, Japan, France, California, and the Pentagon. His last assignment was as Commandant of ROTC cadets at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ca. Lt. Col. Poulton retired from the USAF in 1970 and began a teaching career at Ohio University until 1986, when he moved to Aiken. He enjoyed golf, the game of bridge, but most of all he thoroughly enjoyed watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes football team.

          Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Abby D. Glaudot Poulton, of the home; two sons, K. Mark (Dana) Poulton of Charlotte, N.C., Matthew S. (Kimberly) Poulton of Aiken; two daughters, Melissa Poulton (Mark) Kelly, of Baltimore, Md., Mary-Larinda Poulton (Billy) Higginbotham of Chapin, S.C.; three grandchildren, Christopher P. Poulton and Stephen M. Poulton, both of Charlotte and Grace E. Poulton of Aiken; sister, Jeanne P. Buckio of Woodsfield; and two nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, E. Jean Daugherty.

          Friends were received in Ward Hall. Memorial services were held Aug. 19 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Aiken, S.C.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Research, National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-1633, or to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Music Ministry, 104 Newberry St., NW, Aiken, S.C.29801.

          Visit:  www.SouthCarolinaCremation.com  to view the obituary and sign the online condolence register.

 

Tucker, Clarence E. Tucker

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 24, 2006 

          Clarence E. Tucker, 70, 214 West Spruce St., Byesville, died Aug. 20, 2006, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. He was born Sept. 17, 1935, at East Union, a son of the late Kenneth and Rosa Ayers Tucker.

          He was a retired laborer for the Flint Ink Company in Canton, Michigan; a Methodist by faith; a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 3rd Armored Tank Division in Germany and also served during the same time as Elvis Presley. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved gardening and yard work.

          Surviving are his wife, Bertha Christman Tucker, whom he married Sept. 8, 1956; two brothers, Clyde R. Tucker and Carlos (Barbara) Tucker, both of Sarahsville; sister, Elsie Pride of Marietta and several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond E. Tucker and Delbert L. Tucker.

          There was no visitation. Memorial services will be held Aug. 26, at 1 p.m., at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, with Rev. Mark Slay officiating. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery, with full military graveside services.

 

Stewart, Gale Beryl Stewart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 24, 2006

          Gale Beryl Stewart, 79, Cadiz, died Aug. 8, 2006, at the Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Cadiz. He was born July 23, 1927, a son of the late Daniel Webster and Mollie Icelena Hendershot Stewart of Round Bottom.

          He lived in Woodsfield several years ago before moving to Cadiz. He was an active member of the Church of Christ while living in Woodsfield.

          Surviving are a sister, Clara Bertschy of Ashland and a sister-in-law, Ida Schilling Stewart of Creston.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernelle Rodgers Stewart; five brothers, Charles (Lillian) Stewart of Arizona, James Stewart of the USAF, John Stewart of Creston, Chester (Zola) Stewart of Creston and Oscar (May) Stewart of Rittman; four sisters, Susie (Everett) Henthorne of Beallsville, Mary (Harley) Allen, Lucinda (Floyd) Ault, all of Woodsfield and Della (Lee) Day of McMechan, W.Va., and brother-in-law, Clarence Bertschy of Asland.

          Memorial services were conducted Aug 17 by Minister and friend Keith Jones at Woodsfield Church of Christ. Burial was at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sardis.

          Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington.

 

Myers, Creala Jean Myers nee Leasure

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 24, 2006

          Creala Jean (Jennie) Leasure Myers, 61, Lancaster, died Aug. 19, 2006, in Rockmill Rehabilitation Center, Carroll, Ohio. She was born June 1, 1945 in Steubenville, the daughter of the late Christopher and Dorothy Gardner Leasure.

          She was retired from H&R Block.

          Surviving are four sons, Eugene Marvin Myers Jr.(Skip) of San Francisco, Calif., Eric Mathew Myers of Washington State, Darin Edward Myers of Lancaster and Devin Edmund Myers of New Albany; brother, Ronald E. Leasure; three sisters, Bonita Leasure, Sharon Moreno and Bertha D. Leasure and more like a sister and brother Jeanne and Virgil Ritchie of Sardis.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Christopher H. Leasure, Jr.

          Graveside service will be held at Locust Grove Cemetery in Sardis on Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. After the services, family will join together at the ranch on Trail Run.

          Arrangements by Mader-Peters Funeral Home, Circleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donors nearest Alzheimer’s

Association.

 

Hollansworth, Ernest Hollansworth, Jr.

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 28, 2006

    Ernest "Tom" Hollansworth Jr., 62, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on August 26, 2006, following a short illness.

    He was born August 24, 1944 in Dunlow, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest and Vada (Adkins) Hollandsworth, Sr.

    Tom was retired from P.P.G. Industries in Cleveland, Ohio; he was employed for over 10 years at North American Coal Company (No. 5 and 7 Mines). He was currently employed at HLC Trucking Company in Dilles Bottom, Ohio. He was a Mason in the Moriah Lodge No. 105 F & AM Powhatan Point, Ohio. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy; and was a Methodist by faith.

    He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by father-in-law and mother-in- law, Joseph and Jessie (Saffell) Bednar; a beloved brother-in- law, Noah Damron; two sisters Bernice Maynard and Susan Hollandsworth; and three brothers, Grady, Douglas and Leslie Maynard.

    Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Sonja (Bednar) Hollandsworth; two daughters, Amber (Jay) Brove of Taylorsville, Ky. and Heather Hollandsworth of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; a grandson, Jay Michael Brove; and was awaiting the arrival of two more grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Cooper and Hazel Damron of South Point, Ohio; and three brothers, Clyde Maynard of Sturgus Ky., Willie Maynard of Powhatan Point, and Emory Hollandsworth of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

    Tom enjoyed history, traveling, fishing and NASCAR; but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be very sadly missed by his family and friends and will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

    Family and friends will be received Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, with Monsignor Gene W. Mullett officiating.

    Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.

    The Powhatan Veterans Organization will conduct military graveside services.

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

 

Palmer, Mabel-Jo Christina Palmer nee Wilson

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 28, 2006

    Mabel-Jo Christina Palmer, 57, of Newark, Ohio formerly of Centerville, died Saturday, August 26, 2006 at her home.

    She was born at Neffs on November 23, 1948 a daughter of the late Nathan and Mabel Penberthy Wilson.

    Mabel-Jo was a Homemaker, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 626 at Bellaire, an honorary member of the Red Hat Society and was a pitcher in the women's softball leagues around the valley for many years.

    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Scott Palmer and a sister, Lora Mae Abbott.

    She is survived by her husband Lester W. Palmer, Jr.; her children: Erin

Donato of Jacobsburg; Darryl Palmer of Shadyside and Christopher Palmer of Newark; brothers: Nathan Wilson of Belleville, Illinois; Homer Wilson of

Bethesda; Danny Wilson of Akron; Philip Wilson of Belmont and Herb Wilson of Beallsville; sisters, Sue Ellen Dilly of Jacobsburg and Mindy Sayre of Belmont; six grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

    Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, Ohio on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m.

    Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove.

 

Smittle, Marie Smittle nee Brown

The Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV., dated, January 24, 2006

SMITTLE, Marie, 91, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of 34485 State Route 800, Sardis, Ohio,) died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2006 in the center.

 She was born in Sardis, Ohio on October 18, 1914, a daughter of the late Simon and Ollie Lee Brown.

 She was a homemaker; and a member of the Locust Grove United Methodist Church near Sardis.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Smittle, on July 9, 1992; one son, James R. Smittle; two sisters, Virginia Stone and Blanche Jones; and one brother, Floyd Brown.

Surviving are one daughter, Audrey (Thomas) Kuebel of Sardis; three sons, Clyde Smittle of Sardis, Cecil (Marilyn) Smittle of Sardis, and Ralph Smittle of River Rouge, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Smittle of Marion Center, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2006 with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery, near Sardis.

 

Baughn, William A. Baughn

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 31, 2006

          William A. Baughn, 78, died Aug. 17, 2006, due to complications related to kidney and heart failure. He was in born in Akron in 1928, a son of the late Zella Archer Baughn and Pat Baughn.

          He came to Woodsfield in 1957 and taught American History, French, Latin and English. He was assistant basketball and football coach, directed the senior plays and was sponsor of the school newspaper. He left Woodsfield in 1962 when he married and went to Cincinnati.

          A graduate of the University of Akron, Bill continued teaching while pursuing graduate work at the University of Cincinnati where he earned his Ph.D. degree in history. He joined the University of Cincinnati as a factory member in 1965. He is known for his biography of the 1920s Cincinnati political reformer Murray Seasongood, former mayor of Cincinnati. In addition to writing numerous essays on political reform, Bill served as the principal consultant for a television documentary dealing with reform in Cincinnati during the 1920s which aired on WCET. During the 1970s and 1980s he was a popular luncheon speaker on the issue of political reform and change. He delivered more than 150 speeches on the topic at various venues. He was also an original member of the Seasongood Good Government Foundation and served as its secretary for many years.

          Fluent in French, Bill delivered numerous papers at professional meetings of foreign language teachers. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the university of Cincinnati’s Raymond Walters College Teacher of the Year Award. He served as an academic advisor for both the liberal arts and pre-law students at the college. Throughout his career, he remained in close touch with his students. In addition, he was an active participant in faculty governance at the university. He served as the parliamentarian for the university-wide Faculty Senate for 23 years and served on several blue-ribbon committees.

          Upon achieving emeritus status in 1997, he continued to teach on a part-time basis and to serve as an academic advisor until December 2004. When Bill retired from his part-time position, the Raymond Walters College faculty presented him with a special commendation for his dedication to the college, to his students and to the American Association of University Professors.

          Surviving are his wife, Judith Baughn.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a close relative, Emma Bayes, former owner of Bayes Resturant, Vivian and Charles Maki, Betty, Claire and Bill Archer.

 

DeWitt, Neil E. DeWitt

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 31, 2006

          Neil E. DeWitt, 74, of Canal Winchester, died Aug. 27, 2006, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1932, in Columbus, to the late Amos and Wilda Feiock DeWitt. He was raised in Lewisville.

          He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was retired from the payroll department of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. He was a member of the Demorest Moose Lodge #11, Northern Stars Camping Club, enjoyed bowling and golf, and was a big fan of OSU football and NASCAR racing.

          Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Barbara; daughter, Donna (Nelson) Redd of Pickerington; grandchildren, Allison Bates and Mitchell Redd; sister, Janet (Danny) Stoffel of Lewisville; brother-in-law, Tom Chakas of California; sister-in-law, Carol (Bob) Gerkin of Pennsylvania; and nieces and nephews.

          Friends will be received Aug. 30, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington, where funeral services will be held Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Central Ohio Diabetes Association in Neil’s memory.

          Online condolences at www.spencerfuneralhome.com

 

Allen, Mary Louise Allen nee Jones

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, Sept.7, 2006

          Mary Louise Allen, 67, 10th St., Moundsville, W.Va., died Aug. 30, 2006, in Wetzel County Hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1938, in Marshall County, a daughter of the late Franz and Lillie Mae Bennett Jones.

          She was a homemaker.

          Surviving are four daughters, Vicky (Peanut) Brandon, Rhonda (Buck) Jackson, Joy Allen, all of Powhatan Point, and Paula (Terry) Haslam of Clarington; two brothers, Robert Jones of Moundsville, and Phillip Jones of Florida; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary W. Allen; and brother, Dewey Jones.

          Friends were received at Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Moundsville, on Sept. 1, where funeral services were held Sept.2, with Rev. Paul K. Smith officiating. Burial in Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Roberts Ridge.

 

Hickman, Lois Hickman nee Kraft

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 7, 2006

          Lois Hickman, 76, Ravenna, died at Bath Manor Specialty Care Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1930, in Round Bottom, a daughter of the late Larry and Ada Shaw Kraft.

          She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna.

She was affectionately known as “Fritz” and enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening, being a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

          Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Leslie Hickman; two sons, Mike (Pam) Hickman of Kensington, David Hickman of Hudson; two daughters, Lori (Frank) Podojil of Ravenna, Holli (Ty) Hoyles of Sunbury; two brothers, Robert (Ruth) Kraft of Ravenna, Paul (Sarah) Kraft of Laings; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Hickman and two brothers, Wayne and Donald Kraft.

          Friends were received Sept. 2 until time of funeral service at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna. Entombment followed at Grandview Memorial Park Mausoleum.

          Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 263 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266. Please share your memories at www.mem.com

 

Briggs, Charles Briggs Jr.

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated September 7, 2006

          Charles (Chuck) Everett Briggs Jr. (Coach Bear) age 64 of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday Sept. 6, 2006 at Barnesville Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio July 12, 1942 to Mamie Sulsberger Briggs of Woodsfield and the late C. Everett Briggs.

He graduated from Woodsfield High School in 1960 and was a co-founder of the WHS Alumni Association. After graduating High School he served active duty in the U.S. Navy. He was a dedicated Woodsfield Redskin/Monroe Central sports fan and was also a volunteer coach for over 40 years. He coached Pee Wee, Little League and Pony League Baseball for several years. He also served as a 4-H Advisor. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, and retired from Ormet in Feb. 2005. Preceding him in death are his father Everett Briggs and his brother Dana Briggs. In addition to his mother Mamie Briggs of Woodsfield,

          He is survived by his wife of 41 years Shelva Truax Briggs of Woodsfield, 2 daughters: Kay Knowlton - Clarington, Ohio Stacey (James) Lehman - Powhatan Point, Ohio 2 sons: Chris (Keena) Briggs - New Albany, Ohio Chad (Torie) Briggs - Caldwell, Ohio 1 brother: Dean (Carol) Briggs-Woodsfield 1 sister: Vivian (Joe) Decker - Beallsville, Ohio Sister-in-law: Carole B. Briggs - Marietta, Ohio 5 grandchildren: Derek Knowlton, Tiffanee Lehman, Mitchell Briggs, Madison Briggs, and Emma Briggs. Several nieces and nephews. Chuck was a very generous, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, and coach. He will be sorely missed by anyone who knew him.

          Friends received from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield where services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 9, 2006 with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. At Chuck's request he will be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Central Side Liners P.O. Box 509 Woodsfield, OH 43793

 

Mason, Delbert P. Mason

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, September 8, 2006

    NEWPORT, Ohio - Delbert P. Mason, 86, of Newport passed away Thursday (Sept. 7, 2006) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

    He was born July 19, 1920, in Elizabeth, W.Va., a son of Moses B. Mason and Ora Fought Mason. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1941, participating in football and track. Following service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he graduated from Salem College with a bachelor's degree and then later received his master's degree from West Virginia University. He began his career in education at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Ohio, in 1948, and then taught at Adams High School in Wilmington, Ohio. He came to Newport High School in 1951 as a teacher and served as principal and superintendent until 1966. He finished his career in education at Fort Frye High School in Beverly, Ohio, retiring in 1985. He also had served as a school board member for Frontier Local School District in New Matamoras, Ohio. He was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Parkersburg, W.Va., and a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. He remained a sports enthusiast, fan and supporter of high school athletics. His true passion was the game of golf and he remained a scratch handicapper until his health forced him to put his clubs away.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, father and eight brothers and sisters.

    He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Pat" Mason; three sons, Mark of Marietta and his wife, Joy, and their daughters, Paige and Ashley, Keith of Marietta and his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Elizabeth, and two sons, Matthew and Benjamin, and Loren of Waverly, W.Va., and his wife, Kay, and their daughter, Lauren, and son, Steven; and one sister, Virgie Canepari of Parkersburg.

    Services will be held at noon Saturday (Sept. 9, 2006) at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastors Chuck Ferrell and Shawn Hall officiating. Burial will be in the K of P Cemetery at Salem, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 222, and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pine Grove Baptist Church, 12717 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, W.Va. 26101; or to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 90 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

    An online guestbook is available at www.ingramfh.com

 

Pabst, Jennie Pabst nee McClure

Bauer-Turner obituaries,Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 14, 2006

           Jennie Pabst age 91 of Fort Meyers, Florida formerly of Lewisville, Ohio died Monday Sept. 11, 2006 at the Hospice House in Cape Coral, Florida.

She was born October 1, 1914 on Track Rock Gap Road in Young Harris, Georgia a daughter of the late Thomas Henry McClure and Ethel Plott McClure.

          Jennie moved to Akron, Ohio in 1941 where she worked as a riveter at Goodyear Aircraft. She owned and was the Administrator and a licensed

practical nurse at Marie's Home for the Aged in Lewisville for over 25 years. She also owned Jennie's Kitchen restaurant in Lewisville.

         Preceded in death by her husband William Edwin Pabst - November 25, 1951, her mother Ethel McClure in 1931, her father Thomas McClure in August 1969, Step mother Mable Bacher McClure in 1973. Twin sister Jessie Lee McClure in October 8, 1914, twin brother and sister Ernest McClure in 1964 and Mozella McClure.

     She is survived by her daughters: Ethelene (Ken) Carsonl of Houston, Texas. Marie (Harry) Adams of Fort Meyers, Florida. 2 sisters: Chloe McClure Anderson and Blanche McClure McCrary of Clinton, South Carolina. 1 brother: Bill (Betty) McClure of Alexandria, Virginia. Grandchildren: Thomas Piatt, Evelyn Piatt, David Piatt, Joann Efaw and Johnny Efaw and several great grandchildren. Throughout her life she enjoyed gardening, travel and giving loving care to others.

     Friends received from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday September 16, 2006 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery at Lewisville.

 

Shaw, Phillip Shaw

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 7, 2006

    Phillip Shaw, 81, of Wagner Avenue, Bellaire, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 in Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire.

    He was born March 18, 1925 in Bellaire, the son of the late Burt and Telka Wenzel Shaw.

    He was a World War II Navy veteran, a retired employee of Ohio Edison Co., a member of Aerie #995 Eagles of Bridgeport and attended Faith Fellowship Church, Bellaire.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rayner Shaw.

    Survivors include a daughter, Linda Shaw and her husband, Chris Schultz of Sun Valley, Idaho; a brother, George Shaw of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Cunningham of Martins Ferry and Marie (Burt) Woollard of Bellaire; several nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Ida Lisk of Sardis, Ohio.

    There will be no visitation.

    Graveside services and Interment will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.., at Powhatan Cemetery Chapel, Powhatan Point, Ohio, with Rev. Bill Marinelli officiating.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.

    Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, 400 33rd Street, Bellaire, Ohio.

    Sympathy expressions to www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Mizer, Edna Mizer nee Bauman

Bauer-Turner online obituaries,Woodsfield,Ohio,dated, September 11, 2006

    Edna Mizer went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2006; just two months shy of her 100th  birthday. She was born November 15, 1906 in Sardis, Ohio. Edna is survived by one sister, Pearle Bauman Barrick of Woodsfield with whom she made her home. Edna was the daughter of the late Henry & Mary Bauman.

     In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her husband Harold (Hal) Mizer, by two sisters: Bessie (Everett) Fiesley; Laura (Hugh) Walter; brothers Fred (Daisy) Bauman, Charles (Nellie) Bauman, Harry (Ruby) Bauman; and Louis (Ruth) Bauman; two nieces Helen Fraley and Doris Marty.

     Edna is survived by nieces and nephews: Delores (Raymond) Straub, Arlene Winkler; Janet (Sam) Straub, Janis (Fred) Miller, Marilyn (Roy) Ensinger; Twila (Carl) Potts, Pauline (Joe) Frye; Paul Bauman, Mary Ellen Spencer, Corrine Billman, Joanne Oehler, Charlotte Schuerman, Carol (Bruce) Gradwohl, David Bauman and many great nieces and nephews.

    When Edna graduated from 8th  grade, she was presented a gold medal from the Monroe County Board of Education for making the highest grade on the final exam of all eighth grade students in Monroe County. She was valedictorian of the senior class of Hannibal High School in 1929. Edna attended Kent State University and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She taught in Monroe County in a one room school and as a 5th. and 6th. grade teacher in Mantua and Carrolton, Ohio. Edna was a member of the Eastern Stars in Mantua and was also a past Worthy Matron. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Woodsfield. Visitation will be held at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio Tuesday September 12, from (2-8) p.m.

     Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Woodsfield at 11 a.m. Wednesday September 13 with Reverends Frank and Susan Lehosky officiating. Burial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday September 14 at the Hillside Cemetery in Mantua, Ohio.     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ 303 S. Main St. Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

 

Brooks, Charles S. Brooks

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 6, 2006

    Charles S. Brooks (Chang), 76, passed away September 3, 2006 at his residence in Beallsville, Ohio.

    He was born January 1, 1930 in Jacobsburg, Ohio a son of the late Carl and Edith Brown Brooks.

    Charles was retired from Lucent Technologies. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War; a member of the American Legion Post #768; a member of the Korean War Veterans and a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son.

    Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Helen Ruza Brooks; two sons, Robert Brooks and his wife, Jenny, of Oakwood, Ohio and Douglas Brooks and his wife, Lou, of Cloverdale, Ohio; a daughter, Mona Brooks, of Washington; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

    In accordance with his wishes, Charles' services were private and conducted at the family's convenience with Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg in charge of arrangements.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003 or the American Cancer Society, 3612 Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43702 or online at www.cancer.org

 

 Carman, James Carman Jr.

 Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 2, 2006

      James "Junior" William Carman Jr., 55, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Thursday, August 31, 2006, in Christina Hospital, Newark, Delaware.

      He was born on September 27, 1950, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late James William Carman Sr. and Lena Sacco Carman. He was an insulator for Local 24 in Washington, D.C.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son John Mack and a granddaughter Amber Mack.

      Survivors include his wife Sandy Farmer Mack Carman; two sons: Rick Mack of West Bellaire, Ohio, and Mike (Joy) Mack of Shadyside, Ohio; two brothers: Rick (Dee) Carman of Hannibal, Ohio, and Ronald Mack of Ohio; a  sister, Stacy Carman; and seven grandchildren: Erin Robson, Brad Mack, Derek Mack, Dustin Mack, Jessica Mack, Jennifer Mack, Colt Mack; and several nieces and nephews.

      Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

      Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, West Virginia.

      Sympathy expressions may be shared with the family at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Stephen, Luzelda Stephen nee Burkhart

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 3, 2006

      Luzelda E. "Bill" Stephen, 83, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Friday, September 1, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital. She was born October 27, 1922 in Monroe County to the late Clem and Becky (Stephen) Burkhart.

      She was a retired seamstress for LGM Company, Woodsfield, a loving mother and grandmother, a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Miltonsburg and a member of the Catholic Women's Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and gardening.

      She was preceded by three brothers: Joe, Everett and Francis Burkhart and three sisters: Virginia Kimble, Audrey Carpenter and Hilda Burkhart.

      She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Clarence; two sons: Robert (Carolyn) Stephen of Beallsville, and Lonnie (Marilyn) Stephen of Reynoldsburg; one daughter, Connie of the home; two sisters: Lillian (Harlen) Mercer of Barnesville and Edna (Bill) Tepley of Eastlake, Ohio; three grandsons: Travis, Mathew and Spencer Stephen; and two granddaughters: Tawnya Stephen and Tracey Lewis.

      Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg, Ohio with Father David Gaydosik officiating.  Burial follows in St. John's Cemetery.

      Vigil service at 3:45 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Dunn, Mary F. Dunn nee O’Brien

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated September 14, 2006

          Mary Frances Hubbard Dunn, 75, Bohl Dr., Marietta, died Sept. 5, 2006, at 7:42 p.m. at Marietta Memorial Hospital, after a long battle with lung disease. She was born May 2, 1931, in New Matamoras, a daughter of Carl Francis and Martha Temperence Hubbard O’Brien.

          On May 23, 1949, she married the love of her life until the day she died, James Blaine Dunn. To this union, four children were born. She was a graduate of New Matamoras High School, class of 1949; was an avid golfer for many, many years and a charter member of the USGA. She won the ladies championship at the Marietta Country Club, where she was a member and had many dear friends. She had three holes in one in her golfing history. She loved to quilt and taught quilting classes while working at Poise & Ivy. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Marietta Welfare League and Marietta Garden Club.

          Surviving are a daughter, Jill Nanette Dunn of Columbus; her son, Jason Ian; two sons, Homer Randall Dunn of Marietta and Mark William Dunn of Marietta; his daughter, Rachel Ann; She always considered Autumn Leah Joseph a granddaughter and Abby Leigh Turner, a great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Anette June Dunn (Woody) Mobley of Woodsfield and their children, Anastasia Joy (David) Yeater of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Clinton Jay Mobley of Columbus; and an aunt Ethel Hubbard of New Matamoras.

          She was preceded in death by a son, James Francis Dunn; parents, in-laws, Homer K. and Elsie Belle Dunn and aunt and uncle, Rachel and Basil Hayes.

          Friends were received at Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, on Sept. 7 and 8. There was a social gathering at Marietta Country Club on Sept. 9.

          Funeral services were held Sept. 9 at Christ United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Martindell officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

           On line condolences may be expressed at www.cawleyandpeoples.com

 

Embury, Gordon L. Embury

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 6, 2006

          Gordon L. Embury, 64, Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, formerly of Barnesville, died June 29, 2006, at the center. He was born July 17, 1941, at Battle Creek, Michigan, a son of Warren and Mildred Embury.

          He was a former carpenter by trade.

          Surviving are two daughters, Tanya Hiatt of Prescott, Arizona, and Judith A. Toohey of Barnesville; sister, Marsha of Battle Creek; brother, Gary Embury of Battle Creek; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeanette Rench.

          There will be no visitation or services. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

          Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

 

Bertschy, Henry Bertschy

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 15, 2006

           Henry Bertschy, age 86 of Wadsworth, Ohio passed away Friday September 15, 2006 at his home. He was a Monroe County resident during his early life.

He was born March 12, 1920 to August and Viola Leasure Bertschy at Round Bottom, Ohio.

           He was an employee of General Motors Plant as an auto worker in Parma, Ohio and retired in 1983 with 30 years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 1005. After retirement he worked at Sharon Golf Club, Tony's Racquet Ball Club in Wadsworth and Blair's Auction in Seville, Ohio. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served four years. He received two bronze Service Stars, one for the Central European Campaign and the other for the Rhineland Campaign. He received the Purple Heart during service in European Theater. He was a life member of the American Legion in Wadsworth and the V.F.W. Post 5303 in Woodsfield being the first member to join that post in 1945. He enjoyed taking trips with Senior Citizen's, gardening, reading, and doing cross word puzzles, lawn work, and enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

          In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers:

Lester, Glenn "Pete" and Clarence Bertschy.

          He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wilda Wheeler Bertschy, of

Wadworth, 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Lloyd (Norah) Bertschy - Cincinnati, Ohio Paul (Leslie) Bertschy - Wadsworth, Ohio 5 grandchildren: Kelly (Charles) Matriano-Lim - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Carrie and Douglas Bertschy - Cincinnati, Ohio Ellen (Lawrence) Cobler - Brunswick, Ohio Kimberly Bertschy - Wadsworth, Ohio 4 great grandchildren: Camden and Daniel Matriano-Lim - Cuyahoga Fall, Ohio Wesly Bertschy Hogue - Cincinnati, Ohio Vincent Cobler - Brunswick, Ohio 2 sisters: Florence Alleman - Sardis, Ohio Wilma Alleman - Woodsfield, Ohio 2 sisters-in-law: Bonnie Bertschy - Creston, Ohio Clara Bertschy - Ashland, Ohio several nieces and nephews cousins, and friends.

          Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3 p.m. Monday Sept. 18, 2006 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Jack Bruce officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio with full Military Graveside services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Clary, Joseph W. Clary

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated September 10, 2006

          Joseph W. Clary, 60, of Beallsville, Ohio died Friday, Sept. 9, 2006 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, W. Va. He was born July 31, 1946 in Barnesville, Ohio a son of the late Carl Clary and Bertha Jewell Clary.

          Joseph worked with the former Blaney Lumber Company of Bethesda, Ohio.

          In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann.

          Surviving are a daughter Betsy Clary of Belmont, Ohio; a son, Brian (Tammy) Clary of Somerton, Ohio; a granddaughter, Jessica Clary; Joseph's twin sister, Josephine, Ethel, and Grace; brothers: Clifford, Robert, Ray, Paul, David and Donald.

          Friends will be received Sunday from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

 

Fraley, Glenn W. Fraley

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 16, 2006

      Glenn Fraley, 94, of Beallsville, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1911 near Beallsville, a son of the late Berton and Nancy Gates Fraley.

      He was a farmer and an Elder at the Grandview Christian Church and also a member of the K of P Lodge.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley L. and Chester Fraley.

      Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mildred Kocher Fraley; a son, Robert G. (Nora) Fraley of Beallsville; stepchildren: Richard Piatt of Akron, Ladonna (Ronald) Moore of Bethesda, and Janice (Freddie) Moore of Beallsville; two sisters, Jessie Snyder and Bernice (Glen) Carpenter, both of Woodsfield; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

      Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.

      Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post #768.

      Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandview Christian Church.

 

Holman, Michael E. Holman

Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, dated, September 16,2006

    ZANESVILLE - Michael E. Holman, 41, of South Zanesville, died at 8:17 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at The Ohio State University Hospital.

    He was born Oct. 7, 1964, in Zanesville, a son of David B. and Corinna Stotts Holman of South Zanesville. He was a truck driver for Wendy's New Bakery, a member of First Church of the Nazarene, a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of the Eagles Lodge.

    In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife, Sandra Montgomery Holman of Woodsfield; a son, Sean M. Holman of Woodsfield; a daughter, Rachel D. Holman of Cambridge; a sister, Jennifer Holman of Zanesville; and a brother, Dana Holman.

    No calling hours will be observed. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Steve Dupler officiating. VFW George Selsam Post 1058 will hold full military rites at the grave.

    Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., is entrusted with all arrangements.

    To send a note of condolence to the family:

www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com.

 

Kowalczuk, Angela R. Kowalczuk nee Haraczy

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 21, 2006

    Angela R. Kowalczuk, 87, of 305 Guilford Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.

    She was born at Weirton, West Virginia on July 19, 1919 a daughter of the late Anthony and Sophia M. Matyskiela Haraczy.

    She was a former telephone operator for C&P Telephone Company in Weirton, West Virginia and a former sales clerk in the children's department at the former Stone & Thomas Store in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was also a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio and the Purgatorial Society.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan A. Kowalczuk on January 25, 2006; three brothers, John, Anthony and Joseph; four sisters, Eva, Maryann, Rose and Pauline.

    Surviving are her husband of 64 years, John Kowalczuk, Jr. whom she married on September 12, 1942; she was a first class mother to one daughter: Denise K. Anderson of Lakeland, Florida; one son: Michael A. Kowalczuk of Windham, Connecticut; super grandparent to two grandchildren: Stephen K. (Laura) Anderson and Roy V. Anderson; one great granddaughter: Adyson Faith Anderson.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

    Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St.

Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

    Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sylvester School, 119 Wayne Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Palmer, Justin Palmer

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 18, 2006

          Justin Palmer, 24, Beallsville, died September 17, 2006 in Belmont County as the result of an automobile accident. He was born January 6, 1982 in Bellaire.

Justin was an employee of Walmart Store #2098 in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles "Sonny" and Roxie Palmer and Newell Palmer, also by a stepbrother, Jimmy Stonebraker Jr.

Surviving are his parents, Robin and James "Stoney" Stonebraker, with whom he resided; stepsisters, Donna (Web) Bishop of Martins Ferry and StaceyStonebraker of Shadyside; stepbrother, Brian (Chasity) Stonebraker of Powhatan Point; his uncles, Ralph Palmer of Centerville, Skip (Frances) Palmer of Brookwood, Ala., and Randy (Hilda) Palmer of Beallsville; his aunt, Sherri (John) Wells, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; cousins Rhonda, Bobby, Renee, Cody, Kayla, and Tyler; nieces, Jessica, Jody, Autumn, Julie, and Toni; many, many friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the HarperFuneral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Robin Stonebraker, PO Box 16, Beallsville, Ohio 43716.

 

Tallman, Ona Tallman nee Piatt

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 19, 2006

           Ona P. Tallman age 95 of Woodsfield, Ohio went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Tuesday September 19, 2006. She passed away at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ona was born November 30, 1910 in Graysville, Ohio the daughter of the late Frank and Lena Hercher Piatt.

          She was a member of the Church of Christ by faith, and a member of the Rebakah Lodge # 847 I.O.O.F.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul E. Tallman, and a brother Everett Piatt. She is survived by her son Glenn E. (Pat) Tallman of Woodsfield, Ohio, a brother Henry Piatt of Graysville, Ohio, a sister Evelyn Weddle of Graysville, Ohio and two grandchildren, Bart E. Tallman of Columbus, Ohio and P. Todd Tallman of New Milford, Connecticut, and one great granddaughter Kaitlyn.

          Friends will be received from (2-4) & (6-8) p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held Friday September 22, 2006 with Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Graysville High School Alumni Association c/o Yvonne Weckbacher, 1123 Williams Avenue New Matamoras, Ohio 45767

 

Butler, Gerald J. Butler

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 22, 2006

    Gerald J. Butler, 81, of Bethesda, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 at Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Temperanceville, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Thelma McGee Butler.

    Gerald was retired from Severson Transport Co., and a farmer. He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church of Barnesville, Ohio, and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Orr and two brothers, Leon and Donald Butler.

    Surviving are his wife, Zella Roe Butler, two daughters, Caryman (Bryan) Gallagher of Barnesville, Crystal (Steve) Nagy of Belmont; six sons: Gregory (Debbie) Butler of Stow, Ohio; Brent (Doreen) Butler of Burlington, Ky., Timothy (Marsha) Butler of Lafferty, Ohio; Thomas (Cathy) Butler of Barnesville, Vaughn (Lisa) Butler of Morristown, and Corwyn Butler of Hilton Head, S. C.; 22 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; sisters, Annabell (Ernest) Howell of Barnesville, Betty Willis of Barnesville, Patty (Eugene) Hannahs of Springfield, Ohio; Jeanette (David) Hissom of Barnesville; brothers, Edward (Marjorie) Butler of Quaker City, Robert (Shelly) Butler of Barnesville, William (Janet) Butler of Hillsboro, Ohio and John (Joyce) Butler of Quaker City, Ohio.

    Friends will be received Sunday, 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, 10 a.m., at Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville, Ohio, with Father Virgil Reischman officiating.

    Burial in Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio.

    Memorial contributions may be made to 3 Cs Cancer Support Group, Box 188, Barnesville, Ohio 43713 or the Assumption Catholic Church, 306 West

Main St., Barnesville, Ohio 43713.

 

Carman, James William Carman, Jr

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 31, 2006

      Carman, Jr., James "Junior" William, age 55, of Powhatan Point, died Thursday, August 31, 2006 in Christina Hospital, Newark, Delaware.

      He was born on September 27, 1950 in Martins Ferry, the son of the late James William Carman, Sr. and Lena Sacco Carman.

      He was an insulator for Local 24 in Washington, D.C.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son John Mack and a granddaughter Amber Mack.

      Survivors include his wife Sandy Farmer Mack Carman, two sons Rick Mack of West Bellaire, Mike (Joy) Mack of Shadyside, two brothers Rick (Dee) Carman of Hannibal, Ronald Mack of Ohio, s sister Stacy Carman, seven grandchildren Erin Robson, Brad Mack, Derek Mack, Dustin Mack, Jessica Mack, Jennifer Mack, Colt Mack, several nieces and nephews.

      Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

      Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

 

Carroll, James Carroll

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 23, 2006

      Carroll, James Andrew, age 55, of Middlebourne, formerly of New Martinsville, WV, died Saturday, September 23, 2006 in Sistersville General Hospital.

      He was born on August 24, 1951 in New Martinsville, the son of the late Virgil and Vivian Ann Hammel Carroll.

      He was a construction worker, loved puzzles, hunting, and fishing.

      Survivors include four children Tommy Carroll of Woodsfield, Ohio, Tonya Carroll of Canton, Ohio, Teresa Shepherd of New Martinsville, Vivian Carroll of Woodsfield, four brothers William Carroll of Proctor, Jerry Carroll of Myrtle Beach, SC, Michael Carroll of Ellenboro, WV, Timothy Carroll of Fairview, WV, a sister Deborah Dendron of Middlebourne, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles including an aunt Ruby Carroll of New Martinsville.

      Services and inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.

     Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville.

 

Cline , Gladys Cline nee Billiter

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 23, 2006

    Gladys M. Cline, 88, of Beallsville, Ohio, formerly of Powhatan Point, Ohio died at her home.

    She was born Oct. 25, 1917 in Buck Run, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sherman and May Stewart Billiter.

    Gladys was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

    In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her first Husband, Lloyd Snider in 1968, her second husband Raymond Cline in 1977, three brothers, three sisters, and three grandchildren.

    Surviving are three children: Betty Newkirk and her husband Louis of Beallsville, Ohio; Peggy Brandon of Powhatan Point; Vonnie Hranko and her husband John of Beallsville; five brothers: Fred (Florence) Billiter of Strasburg, Ohio; Lee (Betty) Billiter of Alliance, Ohio; Danny (Joan) Billiter of Paden City, W.Va.; Ervin Billiter of Paden City; Odell Billiter of Las Vegas; two sisters: Pauline Billiter of Paden City and Jane (George) Fagart of Greensburg, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

    Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main St., Powhatan Point, Ohio where services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m., with the Reverend Theresa Bobot officiating.

    Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 13