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Monroe County Obituaries

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E. Ruth Miracle

Source:  Times Leader Feb 3, 2007

E. Ruth Miracle, 80, of 317 Devon Road, Woodsfield, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va. She was born at Rinard Mills, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Floyd and Jessie Joy Rinard.  She was a former sales representative for Stanley Home Products and was a former aide in the activities department at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Woodsfield, Ohio and founder of the Happy Hearts Singers in Monroe County, Ohio; a member of the Order of Eastern Star Clarington Chapter 533, Clarington, Ohio and a member of the Pythian Sisters, Lydia Chapter, Woodsfield, Ohio. She enjoyed crafting (sea shells), going to flea markets and playing cards.

In addtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Jane Matthews.

Surviving are three sons: Mark (Rose) Miracle of Clarington, Ohio; Michael (Lynn) Miracle of Shadyside, Ohio and Mitchell Miracle and fiance, Janet Corey of Wheeling, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; Mark Alan Miracle, Scott Andrew Miracle, Tristin Miracle, Tiffany Miracle, Leah Miracle, Molly Miracle and Colleen Miracle; one step great-granddaughter: Sofia Lupi.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Susan Lehosky officiating Burial will follow in the Harter Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Prebyterian Church, c/o Donna Berry, 110 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

 

Bertha L. Longden nee Morris

Source: The  Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 19 February 2007 (1928-2007)

Bertha L. Longden, 79, Ashland homemaker

        Bertha L. Longden, 79, of rural Ashland died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Grant Medical Central in Columbus.

        Mrs. Longden was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Woodsfield to Adolph and Emma Morris.  She had been a resident of Ashland County since 1948.  Mrs. Longden was a homemaker and formerly was employed at Faultless Rubber Co., A.L. Garber Co. and Eagle Rubber Co.  Her memberships included V.F.W. Auxiliary and AMVETS Auxiliary.

        In 1944, Mrs. Longden married Clyde Longden, who survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Searls and Brenda Longden, both of Ashland; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry Longden and Eddie and Debbie Longden, all of Ashland; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and two sisters, Kathryn Piatt of Ashland and Nettie Brown of Woodsfield.

        Mrs. Longden was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.

        A service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Heyl Funeral Home with Chaplain Kenneth Lindecamp officiating.

        Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park.

        Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home, 227 Broad St., Ashland.

        Friends may visit with the family one hour before the service at the funeral home.

 

Virgil V. Morris

Source:  The Watters Funeral Home web site; February 2007

        Virgil V. Morris, 88, of 30167 Bracken Ridge Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.

        He was born at Calais, Ohio on June 4, 1918 a son of the late John H. and Lilly G. Smith Morris.

        He was retired timberman for Schott Lumber Company in Caldwell, Ohio; a Protestant by faith and U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II. serving in the European Theater.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Audrey Brother and Alberta Henthorn; two brothers, James T. Morris and Raymond Morris.

        Surviving are his wife, Pauline C. Denbow Morris whom he married on June 16, 1946; one sister: Genevieve Kelley of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother: John Morris of Cambridge, Ohio; several nephews and nieces including Connie White of Lewisville, Ohio; several great nieces and nephews.

        Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2007 where funeral and military services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2007 with Rev. Lynn White officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Boltz, Elverna E. Boltz nee McKelvey

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, January 14, 2007

    Boltz, Elverna E., age 91, of Forest Hill Care Center, St. Clairsville, OH, formerly of Clarington, OH went to her eternal home with the Lord on January 14, 2007.

    She was born August 4, 1915 in Clarington, the daughter of the late Clyde and Mamie Maury McKelvey.

    She married Clay W. Boltz on March 31, 1936 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage living in Clarington. She was a farmer's wife and homemaker; who especially enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarington; where she was a member of the women's group, The Golden Links.

    In addition to her parents and husband; she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law; Clayton and Odessa "Kay" Boltz, a sister; Mildred Carter and a brother: Woodrow McKelvey.

    Survivors include a daughter; Phyllis (Richard) Bohrer of Weirton, WV, four grandchildren; Tammy (Michael) Deaton, Agina (Paul) Kempen, Randy (Kathy) Bohrer and Christina (Keith) Ensminger, ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

    Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11a.m. with Pastor Everett Mitchell officiating. Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Untied Church of Christ, 124 Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

Briggs, Sarah Eileen Briggs nee Morris

Toothman Online Obituaries, St. Clairsville, Ohio, dated, January 13, 2007

Sarah Eileen Briggs, 81 of O.K. Road, Belmont, Ohio died Friday, January 12, 2007 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.

She was born April 2, 1925 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Arthur Morris and Estella Heil Morris.

She was a former employee of Sam's Club in St. Clairsville and Valley Vending at Belmont Technical College. She was also a former employee of Ashland Rubber and National Latex in Ashland, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Briggs, Sr.; a sister, Emily Griffith Kuhn; two half brothers, Jim and Bill.

          Surviving are five sons, Floyd Jr. of Belmont, David of Marengo, Ohio, Mick of Ashland, Ohio, Steve of Hobe Sound, Florida and Scott of St. Clairsville; two brothers, Art (Rilla) Morris of Perrysville, Ohio and Tom Morris of Davenport, Florida; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Homer Harden officiating. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield

 

Burden, Shawn Scott Burden

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 16, 2007

    Shawn Scott Burden age 43 of Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of Goose Creek, South Carolina died Tuesday January 16, 2007 at the Monroe County Care Center Woodsfield, Ohio. He was born December 28, 1963 at Wooster, Ohio a son of Tim & Dolly Piatt Burden of Woodsfield, Ohio and the late JoAnn Johnson Burden.

    He graduated from West Holmes High School, & served in the United States Navy for 5 years. He was employed by JW Aluminum in South Carolina as a Maintenance Supervisor for 17 years, and was a member of the Light House of Faith of Lore City, Ohio.

    He is survived by his parents Tim & Dolly Piatt Burden of Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 son: Corey Scott Burden - Cottageville, South Carolina, 1 daughter: Tia Burden - Cottageville, South Carolina, 2 sisters: Kathy (James) King - Fort Worth, Texas, Teresa (Noel) Jones - Fort Worth, Texas,

    Friends will be received from 12 Noon until time of service at 2 p.m.

Saturday January 20, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Colvin, Florence Elizabeth Colvin nee Moffett

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated,  January 14, 2007

    Florence Elizabeth Moffett Colvin age 87 of Woodsfield, Ohio died January 14, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Laings, Ohio November 15, 1919 a daughter of the late Daniel "Danny" Moffett and Dora Howell Kane Moffett. 

   She was a member of the Jackson Ridge Church of Christ.

   Preceded in death by her husband: Mitch Colvin - 1986; 2 sisters: Wilma Moffett, and Bernice Pederson; 1 brother: Harold "Pete" Moffett; 2 half brothers: Delmer & Earl Kane; 1 half sister: Dorothy Kane Wright; 2 stepsons: Dallas & Fred Colvin; 1 step son-in-law: Jim Lattimore: 1 step grandson: Billy Lattimore.

   She is survived by 1 daughter: Joyce (Dave) Landefeld - Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 step daughters: Marlene Lattimore - Oak Harbor, Ohio, Linda (Bob) Schenk - Oak Harbor, Ohio, 1 step son: Jack Colvin - Port Clinton, Ohio, 2 step daughters-in-law: Dorothy Colvin - Lakeside, Ohio, Bernice Colvin – Big Pine, California, 2 grandsons: Davey (Mollie) Landefeld, Darin (Misty) Landefeld, 1 great granddaughter: Madison Landefeld, 1 great grandson: Dustin Landefeld. Several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

    Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m.

Wednesday January 17, 2007 with Max Winland Officiating. Interment in the Plainview Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plainview Cemetery c/o Gayla Brown 39649 Plainview Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Hines, Marjorie Irene Hines nee McConnell

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 3, 2007

    Marjorie Irene Hines, 93, of the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (formerly of Creighton Ridge Road, Lewisville, Ohio, Stafford community) died Monday (Jan. 1, 2007).

    She was born near Stafford, Ohio, on April 15, 1913, a daughter of the late Wesley and Eliza McVay McConnell.

    She was a homemaker and a member of the Stafford Church of Christ, Stafford, Ohio. She was also a member of the Franklin Homemakers Club.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Heber Hines, in August 1981; an infant daughter, Carol Hines; two sisters, Eddie Mallett and Mary Ullman; five brothers, George, Harold, Harry, John, and Floyd McConnell.

    Surviving are five sons, Gerald (Bernice) Hines of Marietta, Bernard (Virginia) Hines of Marietta, Ralph (Sandra) Hines of Reno, Myron E. (Anne) Hines of Celina, Ohio, and Robert L. (Joyce) Hines of Lewisville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio

 

Hupp, Lawrence Hupp

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 19, 2007

Lawrence Lee Hupp age 83 of Graysville, Ohio died Thursday January18, 2007 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Monroe County Ohio July 31, 1923 a son of the late Arthur Hupp & Minerva Harmon Hupp.

Lawrence retired from Consolidated Aluminum Corp. Hannibal, Ohio, and attended the Graysville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Graysville Fire Dept., Masonic Lodge of Stafford, Ohio, Moose Lodge of Woodsfield, served several years on the Switzerland of Ohio School Board, and was a highly decorated World War II combat veteran receiving 3 Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart.

Preceded in death by 2 sisters: Gladys Scott and Georgia Morganstern.

He is survived by his wife Wilma Foraker Hupp of Graysville, Ohio, 3 sons: Charles (Sharon) Hupp - Louisville, Ohio, Gary (Connie) Hupp - Canton, Ohio, Terry (Joice) Hupp - Cambridge, Ohio, 1 daughter: Brenda (Billy) Arnolds-Jacksonburg, West Virginia, 8 grandchildren, & 2 great grandchildren.

Friends received from (2-4) & (6-8) p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Turner FuneralHome 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday January 22, 2007 with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Interment in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville, Ohio. Military Services conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council.

 

Lollathin, Martha J. Lollathin nee Bell

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 8, 2007

Martha J. Lollathin, 80, of Belmont St., Bellaire, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 4, 1927 in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Alverna Helen Day Bell.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary #626, Bellaire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Eddie, Robert and Jimmy Bell and three sisters: Dorothy, Betty and Virginia.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Charles Lollathin; one son: Charles Robert Bell of Bridgeport, Ohio; four daughters: Janice (Al) Walker and Natura (Gary) Wright, all of Dalton, Ohio; Debi (John) Cogley of Youngstown, Ohio and Tammy (Brad) Peck of East Liverpool, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington, Ohio where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Natura Wright officiating.  Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.

 

McFall, Opal M. McFall nee Cline

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 3, 2007

    New Matamoras - Opal Mae McFall, 79, of 823 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras, died at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 1, 2007) at her home. She was born May 8, 1927, in Etowah, Tenn., a daughter of Horace and Ecca S. Presswood Cline. She was a member of Church of Christ, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 1, Titusville, Fla., and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Titusville, Fla.

    She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Glover of New Matamoras, Linda Wolfe (Jim Busch) of New Matamoras, and Cindy Hopson (Larry) of Maryville, Tenn.; one son, William D. McFall Jr. of New Matamoras; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Hall of Whittier, Calif.; one nephew, Curtis Dills (Wanda) of New Martinsville, W.Va.; and special friend, Jim Johnson of Mims, Fla.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. McFall, on June 19, 1989; they were married Jan. 13, 1946. She is also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James and Charles Cline; one sister, Arlie Dills; and two sons-in-law, Al Glover and Ronald Wolfe.

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

 

Meager, Betty June Meager nee McGarry

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 8, 2007

    Betty June Meager, 78, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at her home. She was born August 29, 1928 in Quincy, Ohio, daughter of the late George and Evelyn Radcliff McGarry.  Betty was a retired employee from the Holiday Inn in St. Clairsville and Tracy's Restaurant in St. Clairsville. She was a member of the Bellaire

Presbyterian Church.

    In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, William McGarry; and two sisters, Bertie Lou Colvin and Marlene Jeffers.

    Surviving are her husband, William "Bill" Meager; a daughter, Cheryl (Joe) Pierce of Belmont; two granddaughters, Sherri (Rusty) Myers of Bellaire and Karen (Rick) Mihalic of St. Clairsville; three great grandchildren, Ashley, Sailor and Braedyn; three brothers, Ted McGarry of Stewartsville, Jack McGarry of Glencoe and Vick McGarry of Woodsfield; several nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gerald Blon officiating.  Burial will follow in Glencoe Cemetery.

 

Schumacher, Louise Schumacher

The Intelligiencer, Wheeling, West Virginia, dated, January 8, 2007

    Schumacher, Louise M., 93, of 45568 Sugartree Road, Woodsfield, Ohio, died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2007, at her home.  She was born near Woodsfield, Ohio, on July 10, 1913, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Paulus Schumacher.  She was a retired bank teller at the Citizens National Bank in Woodsfield; a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, where she was a member of the Catholic Womens Club and the St. Francis Society.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Stella Spangler, Marie Schumacher and Alfrida Smithberger; one brother, Edmund Schumacher.

    Surviving are two sisters, Agnes Burkhart of Canton, Ohio and Mildred Schumacher of Woodsfield; 14 nieces and nephews; 35 great-nieces and nephews; 16 great great-nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with the Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield.  Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sylvester Catholic School,

119 Wayne Street, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Copeland, Bradley Copeland

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 9, 2007

Bradley G. Copeland, 72, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1934 in Somerton, Ohio, a son of the late Amos and Laura King Copeland.

Bradley was a Protestant, and retired from the Ormet Corporation, a member of the Barnesville American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Eagles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Swallie Copeland; three sisters, Patsy, Virginia and Jessie.

Surviving are a daughter, Louanne Starkey of Akron, Ohio; a son, Stephen (Brenda) Copeland of Wadsworth, Ohio; grandchildren: Adam, Brandi, Matthew, Jeromy, and Kristopher; five great-grandchildren: a sister, Shirley Dalpiaz of Lafferty, Ohio.

Friends will be received Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.

Burial in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio.

 

Custer, Robert Custer

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 10, 2007

Robert A. "Bob" Custer, 80, of Wheeling, W. Va., an honorable, good and loving man, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.  He was born March 27, 1926 in Wheeling, the son of the late Walter F. and Mary V. Hoyt Custer.

Bob was a lifetime member and Elder Emeritus of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Wheeling.

After graduation from Wheeling High School Class of 1944, he served with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Japan.

During his lifetime, he was employed by Wheeling Transfer Co., ITT

Continental Baking Co., Fire Extinguisher Co., and Riesbecks in Elm Grove.

He was a member of OVMC OPALS Keenagers, Ohio Lodge #1 AF & AM, and Teamsters Local 697.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Grace Nething.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Esther Richard Custer; a daughter, Linda King, her husband, Roger of Moundsville; a son, Robert R. "Bob" Custer, his wife, Kim, of Wheeling, W. Va.; three dearly loved grandchildren, Courtney L. King Kennedy, her husband, Shadd, of Cross Lanes, W. Va., Chris King of Moundsville, and Robert A "Bobby" Custer of Wheeling; one step-great-grandson, Christian Kennedy, and a brother, William F. Custer, his wife, Joan Ann of Wheeling; four nieces and four nephews.

Friends will be received at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob St., South Wheeling, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Burial services will be held at the convenience of the family in Emma Grove

Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.

A Memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church, National Road, Wheeling, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at noon, with the Reverend Maggie Sebastian officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Sanctuary Window Fund, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, WV., 26003.

 

Heddleson, Robert Heddleson

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 22, 2007

    NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio - Robert Heddleston, 74, of 46850 State Route 7, New Matamoras, died at 7 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 18, 2007) at Ross Heart Center, Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio.

    He was born Aug. 14, 1932, in New Matamoras, to Chester A. Heddleston, who died April 14, 1987; and Edna Beryl Cochran Heddleston, who died Dec. 1, 1987. He was employed as an inspector for Consolidated Aluminum. He was a graduate of Matamoras High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.

    He is survived by three sons, Ronald Dale Heddleston of New Matamoras,

Rodney Eugene Heddleston (Wendy) of New Matamoras, and Robert Lee Heddleston (Lynetta) of Belpre; one daughter, Vicki Lynn Heddleston of New Matamoras; six grandchildren, Summer, Alex, Tyler and Autumn Heddleston, Mika Corbitt and Christopher Henry; and one sister, Ruby Allen of New Matamoras.

    He married Lila Jean Allen Heddleston on Nov. 9, 1958; she died April 2, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Alan Heddleston, who died Dec. 21, 1987; and a brother, John Heddleston.

    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 20, 2007) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Conley 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.

 

Hogue, Irene Ovetta Hogue nee Ullman

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 19, 2007

    WOODSFIELD, Ohio - Irene O. Hogue, 89, of 300 High St., Woodsfield (formerly of Lewisville, Ohio), died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 18, 2007) at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.  She was born Aug. 5, 1917, near Stafford, Ohio, a daughter of the late Raymond Herbert and Mary Pearl McConnell Ullman.

    She was a homemaker; a former cook at the former Skyvue High School near Graysville, Ohio; a member of the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville, Ohio; and a member of the Stafford Home Demonstration Club.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald S. Hogue, on March 26, 1996; and one sister, Eunice Mallett.

    Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Ann Wiley of Lewisville, Ohio, N. Carol (Fred) Cline of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Ceinda (Randy) Archer of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Donald Gary (Carol) Hogue of Lewisville, Ohio; one brother, Raymond Herbert Ullman Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Friends will then be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville, Ohio, where services will be held at 2 p.m. with Morris Hafley and Tim Fleeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartshorn Ridge Church Cemetery near Graysville.

 

Holliday, Harry P. "Buck" Holliday

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 13, 2007

Harry P. "Buck" Holliday, 72, of Jacobsburg, Ohio died Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Forest Hill Retirement Center.

He was born at Jacobsburg on November 2, 1934 a son of the late Thurman and Ila A. Neff Holliday.

Buck was a retired employee of Navistar formerly International Harvester at Shadyside and Springfield, Ohio and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War having served as a weapons mechanic. He was also a member of the Jacobsburg United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Ann Beltz Holliday and brothers William "Bill" and Donald Holliday.

He is survived by his sons, Jody (Loretta) Holliday of Jacobsburg and Danny Holliday of Maryland; a sister, Alta Jane West of Powhatan Point and a grandson, Chad Holliday.

Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg on Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. followed by funeral services at 4:15 p.m. Interment will be done at the convenience of the family.  Belmont County Council of the VFW will conduct military honors in the funeral home at 4 p.m. Sunday.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Smith Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., c/o John Phillips, 49359 O.R.& W. Station Rd., Jacobsburg, Ohio, 43933.

 

Kloes, Robert H. Kloes

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 13, 2007

           WATERFORD - Robert H. Kloes, 78, of Kloes Road, Waterford, died Thursday evening (Jan. 11, 2007) at his home.

           He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, on June 13, 1928, to Herman and Helen Pooler Kloes. He was retired from RJF International, was a member of Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, was a veteran of World War II U.S. Navy, and was active in the local Mental Health Board and state board of NAMI. He was a good father, active in youth work in several area Nazarene churches.

          On June 21, 1948, he married Wanda May Kloes, who preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2006.

Surviving are one son and one daughter, Timothy Kloes of Waterford and Christina Taylor and her husband, Stephen, of Clarington, Ohio. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Brittany Harris and her husband, Daniel, Rachel, Tarah, Michael and Aiden Taylor, all of Clarington, and Courtney Buford of Lancaster; and one brother, Manning Kloes of Middleport, Ohio.

         He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one son, Robert Kloes.

         Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Marietta First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour before the service. Family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Rusin , Mildred Rusin nee Visnic

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 9, 2007

      Mildred "Kate" Rusin, 94, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Monday, January 8, 2007 at Shadyside Care Center.

      She was born December 9, 1912, in Montclair, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Pete and Mary Visnic.  She was a former employee of Ohio Edison R.E. Burger Plant in Dilles Bottom and a member of the Jacobsburg Bible Church.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rusin; two daughters, Virginia Bellville and Rose Marie Rusin; a grandson, Steven Bellville; two brothers and two sisters.

      Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Tomlinson and her husband, Sonnie, of Powhatan Point; two grandchildren, Kevin Bellville of Dilles Bottom and Mark Tomlinson and his wife, Erica, of Powhatan Point; three great grandchildren, Stephanie, Amber, and Alyssa; a sister, Helen Visnic of Cincinnati.

      Friends and family are invited to attend a committal service on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Powhatan Cemetery Chapel, Powhatan Point, Ohio with Rev. Richard Mehl officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jacobsburg Bible Church, P.O. Box 62, Jacobsburg, Ohio 43933.  Arrangements by Toothman Funeral Home.

 

Stewart, Jean Christina Stewart nee Rea

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 21, 2007

      Jean Christina Stewart, 79, of Woodsfield, Ohio, formerly of Powhatan Point, Ohio, died Saturday January 20, 2007 in Monroe County Care Center.  Jean was born June 19, 1927 in Benwood, WV the daughter of the late Sam and Rose Dragone Rea.  She was a Protestant by faith, a member of VFW Auxiliary, American

Legion Auxiliary and order of the Eastern Star, Captina Chapter #489 all of Powhatan Point, Ohio.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Oscar L. Stewart, two brothers Sammy Rea and Louigi Rea; five sisters, Rose Gordon, Paula Visnic, Mary Bulich, Yolanda McConnaugy, and Adeline Peddicord.

      Surviving are three sons, Harold (Wendy) Stewart of Powhatan Point, OH, Jerry Stewart of Columbus, OH, and David Stewart of Panama City, FL; two daughters, Judy Stewart of Powhatan Point, OH and Phyllis (Randy) Monahan of Woodsfield, OH. Two brothers, Elzie (Inez) Rea and Herman Rea all of California, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

      Family will receive friends Sunday January 21, 2007 from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, Ohio, where services will be held 2 pm Monday with Msgr. Gene W. Mullett officiating. Interment in Powhatan Cemetery Powhatan Point, Ohio.

      Powhatan VFW Auxiliary services 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions to, Powhatan Emergency Squad 104 Mellott Street Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942.

 

Wiley, Marvin E. "Pudge" Wiley, Sr.

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, January 16, 2007

      Wiley, Marvin E. "Pudge" Sr., 61, of North State Rt. 2, New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Clarington, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born August 5, 1945 in Jerusalem, Ohio, the son of the late James Russell and Helen Tiber Wiley.  He was a laborer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and William L. Wiley; and a sister, Susan Penzarroni.

      Survivors include his wife, Mary Williams Wiley, two sons, Marvin (Gloria) Wiley, Jr. of Woodsfield, Ohio and Jesse James Wiley of New Martinsville; two daughters, Sherry (Butch) Lallathin of Lewisville, Ohio and Beverly Everett of Lafayette, LA; two brothers, Henry Wiley of Clarington and James Wiley Jr.; four sisters, Velma (Robert) Gallagher of Parkersburg, Marie (Earl) Miller and Sandra Dodd, both of Clarington, and Judy (Jim) Davis of Jonesboro, Ark; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

      Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, Ohio where funeral services will be Friday at 11:00am with Minister Keith Jones officiating. Interment to follow in Clarington Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted.

 

Ackerman, Virginia Ackerman nee Rosenlieb

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 11, 2007

Virginia Mae Ackerman age 85 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday January 10, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 16, 1921 in Monroe County Ohio a daughter of the late George Rosenlieb and Mary E. Dougherty Rosenlieb. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Woodsfield.

Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Francis "Fritz" Ackerman, 2 sisters; Elsie Rosenlieb and Norma Brookover.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Kay (Mike) Jorris - Woodsfield, Ohio, Marlene Ackerman - Woodsfield, Ohio, Sandra (Mike) Emdin - Denver, Colorado, 1 Son: Fred (Martha) Ackerman - Woodsfield, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 303 S. Main St. Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Bishop, Wadna P. Bishop nee Moore

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 15, 2007

    Wadna P. Bishop, 80, of 801 Monroe Manor, Woodsfield, Ohio died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born near Brownsville, Ohio on February 3, 1926 a daughter of the late Jason and Bertha Ridgeway Moore.  She was a former aide at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio and was a Protestant by faith.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. Bishop on May 6, 1997; one sister, Shirley Moore; one great grandson, Toby Cline.

    Surviving are three sons: Tim (Penny) Bishop of Mantua, Ohio, Gary (Pam) Bishop of Woodsfield, Ohio and Steve (Kathy) Bishop of Woodsfield, Ohio; one daughter: Connie Bishop of Woodsfield, Ohio; two sisters: Wanda Brague of New Martinsville, Ohio and Linda Mowery of Woodsfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007 until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007 with Pastor Renee Wilt officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Claus, Wilburt Walter Claus

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 23, 2007

    Wilburt Walter Claus, 89, of 33101 Christman Ridge Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio.  He was born near Lewisville, Ohio on May 7, 1917 a son of the late Walter C. and Lydia Kilburn Claus. He attended the Barnhart and Lewisville School; was a retired farmer, school bus driver and serviced gas wells in the area. He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ near Lewisville, Ohio and was a United States Navy veteran, having served in Hawaii during World War II. After he retired and could no longer do outside work, Wilburt enjoyed piecing and quilting quilts.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Freda Claus; one sister, Grace (Ralph) Jones; and aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

    Surviving are his wife, Beryl Christman Claus, whom he married on Sept. 20, 1947; three sons: Roger (Phyllis) Claus of Lewisville; Dale (Susanne) Claus of Columbus, Ohio; and Ray (Deborah) Claus of Plainfield, Ind.; one sister, Evelyn (Charles E.) Reed; one brother-in-law: Paul (Marie) Christman; six grandchildren: Russell (Natalie) Claus, Andrew Claus, Ryan Claus, Benjamin Claus, Aaron Claus and Capt. Pamela Claus of the United States Air Force; one great-grandson: Nicholas Claus; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday.  Friends then received at the Trinity United Church of Christ, near Lewisville, Ohio, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m., Thursday, with the Rev. Karen Binford officiating. Burial will follow in the Middle Church Cemetery near Lewisville, with military funeral services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 47354 Lewisville Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754 or to the Middle Church Cemetery Association, c/o Kristal Kahrig, 50381 Lewisville Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

Coleman, Lawrence Coleman

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 6, 2007

    Lawrence Coleman, 93, of 42315 Hunter Hollow Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died at 3:25 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2007 at his home.  He was born at Prater, Virginia on July 19, 1913 a son of the late Ullyses S. and Sara Ellen Cennedy Coleman. He was a retired precision grinder for General Motors, Parma, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II having received three battle stars and was a member of the Assembly of God in Parma, Ohio. He was also an avid hunter.

    Surviving are his wife, Wilcie Mae Myers Coleman whom he married on August 30, 1968; one sister: Rose Gordon of South Carolina; three brothers: Willie D. Coleman of Roanoke, Virginia, Dayton Coleman and Trinkle Coleman both of Prater/Vansant, Virginia; two step grandchildren; one step great granddaughter; special friends and caregivers: Dick and Helen Ward of Woodsfield, Ohio.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evey Coleman; one step-son, Edgar Keith Thomas; two brothers, David and French Coleman; two sisters, Maggie Webb and May Owens.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2007 with Pastor Jeffrey Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Military services will be conducted at the funeral home.

 

Gehrig, Imogene Gehrig nee Huffman

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 2007

    Imogene Gehrig age 90 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday January 23, 2007 at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born in March 21, 1916 in Duffy, Ohio a daughter of the late Lewis Huffman & Vada Potts Huffman.  She was an avid quilter and a "Farm Lady" for over 50 years. She was a member of the Woodsfield United Methodist Church.

    Preceded in death by her husband Dale Gehrig - 1995, son-in-law: Donald Darrah, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.

    She is survived by 5 children: Susie (Jim) Keenan - North Canton, Ohio, Betty Jean Darrah - Mason, Ohio, Lewis (Susan) Gehrig - Woodsfield, Ohio, Sally (Walter) Kemp - Woodsfield, Ohio, Terry (Gloria) Gehrig - Woodsfield, Ohio, 7 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

    Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday January 27, 2007 with Rev. Brian Darrah officiating.  Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648-1178

 

Mercer, Lila L. Mercer nee Fankhauser

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 17, 2007

      Lila L. Mercer, 83, of 48625 Cain Ridge Road, Clarington, Ohio died at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at the Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio.      She was born near Clarington, Ohio on November 25, 1923 a daughter of the late Harry and Viola Burkey Fankhauser.  She was a retired clerk accountant for the Switzerland of Ohio School District in Monroe County, Ohio; was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church near Clarington, Ohio. She was an avid quilter.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Fankhauser and Olive Kalnai.

      Surviving are one daughter: Sharon (Donnie) Rothenbuhler of Beallsville, Ohio; two sons: James (Teresa) Mercer of New Matamoras, Ohio and Mark (Sheryl) Mercer of East Liverpool, Ohio; three sisters: Vera Logston and Ada Fankhauser of Clarington, Ohio and Stella Forni of Beallsville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

      Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-9 p.m. Thursday with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. Wendy Erb and Rev. Jerry Ernst officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Cemetery near Clarington, Ohio.

 

Thorn, Jo Ellen Thorn nee Miller

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 11, 2007

          Jo Ellen Thorn, 64, formerly a resident of Goose Run Rd., Marietta, and Wedgefield, S.C., died Jan. 7, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1942 in Harlem, Montana, a daughter of Clyde and Ruby Southwick Miller.  She had been employed by SAFE Federal Credit Union, retiring in 1999.

          Surviving are her husband, Ray Riddle; two sons, Robert (Lori) Thorn of Atlanta, Ga., Scott (Tiva) Thorn of Sumter, SC; three granddaughters, Brittany, Sabrina and Kristan Thorn; a brother, Milton Miller of Clifton, Co.; special cousin Florence Allen, and many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all.

          She was preceded in death by a sister, Iona Buck; a brother Jay Miller, and a half sister, Teeny Richmond.

          Friends will be received after 2 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Langford Funeral Home, Marietta, where funeral services will be held Jan. 11, at 10. a.m., with Pastor Gale Lauderman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Monroe County.

 

Workman, Martha Carpenter Workman nee Secrest

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 11, 2007

          Martha Carpenter Workman, 82, Byesville, died Jan.7, 2007, at her home. She was born April 8, 1924, in Belmont, a daughter of the late Charles and Edna Walters Secrest.  She was a retired employee of the Cambridge State Hospital.

          Surviving are a daughter, Judy (Fred) Peters of Barnesville; two sons, John and Joe Carpenter of Byesville of Byesville; a brother, Luther Secrest of Belmont; two sisters, Goldie Wise of Barnesville and Mary Phillips of Bethesda.

          Friends will be received Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. Burial will follow in East Sunsbury Cemetery near Beallsville.

 

Crawford, Sandra J. Crawford nee Nolge

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 18, 2007

          Sandra J. Crawford, 67, New Martinsville, W.Va., died Jan. 14, 2007, in Washington, Pa. She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Glensdale, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Wilson Landers and Lottie Marie Nollge.         She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

          Friends were received Jan. 16 at Iams Funeral Home, new Martinsville, with services Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. Burial in Northern Cemetery.

 

Burton, Marvin A. Burton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 18, 2007

          Marvin Addison Burton, 78, New Martinsville, died Jan. 13, 2007, in Wetzel County Hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Procter, W.Va., a son of the late Wilson and Winnie Beatrice Butlet Burton. Friends were received Jan. 15, at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where funeral services were held Jan. 16, with Rev.Mike Atkinson officiating, with full military and Masonic services.

 

Stark, Hazel G. Stark nee Holland

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 24, 2007

    WINGETT RUN - Hazel G. Stark, 75, of Heldman Road, Wingett Run, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.    She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Washington County, Ohio, to Dale and Bessie Kohn Holland. She was a homemaker.

    She married E. Dean Stark, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Phil) Billiter of Lower Salem and Linda (George) Hall of Wingett Run; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth Holland of Monroe County and Gary Holland of Woodsfield.

    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandchild, Anna Kuhn, and sister, Evelyn Phillips.

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Gale Lauderman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Monroe County. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today until the hour of the service.

 

Rosati, Jack Rosati

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 25, 2007

    Jack R. Rosati, 78, of 59140 Wright Road, Barnesville, Ohio (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) died Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Barnesville Health Care Center, Barnesville, Ohio.  He was born in Masontown, West Virginia on March 17, 1928 a son of the late Dominick and Marie "Mary" Carfagna Rosati.

    He was a retired material cutter at the former L.G.A.M. Manufacturing in Woodsfield, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Katie Jellison.

    Surviving are his wife, Goldie M. Emerson Rosati whom he married on May 20, 1950; two daughters: Janet (Frank) Schultz of Barnesville, Ohio and Susan (Cecil) Call of Powhatan Point, Ohio; one son: Jack (Molly) Rosati of London, Ohio; two brothers: Andy Rosati and Pete Rosati both of Morgantown, West Virginia; one sister: Laura Rodriguez of Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday where funeral and military services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday with Pastor Rodney West officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio . Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com.

 

Pittman, Beverly Cramer Pittman nee Milhoan

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 26, 2007

    Beverly Cramer Pittman, 74, Jerusalem, died Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at her home. She was born January 12, 1933 near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Pearl Howell Milhoan.

    Beverly was a charter member of the Beallsville American LegionAuxiliary and an avid bingo and card player.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Cramer; her second husband, Earl "Peanut" Pittman; a sister, Shirley Headley; a brother, Larry Milhoan; a grandson, Adam Eichhorn.

   Surviving are her children, Barbara (David) Eichhorn of Beallsville, Susan (Mike) Stewart of Jerusalem, John (Ruth) Cramer of Beallsville, and Janet (Kelly Swallie) Cole of Alledonia; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Jeremy,Davey, Terry, Chris, Eric, Tracey, Jaime, Derek, Renee, and Jessica; eight great-grandchildren, Emery, Garet, Bianca, Logan, Koen, Jordan, Devan, and Ethan, also twin great-grandsons to be born in April, Caleb and Conner; two sisters, Betty Tipton of St. Clairsville and Harriet Perkins of Beallsville; several nieces and nephews.

    Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Norris, Ronald Norris

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 31, 2007 

Ronald D. Norris age 62 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday January 31, 2007 in Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio. He was born July 21, 1944 in Woodsfield a son of Aleta Richeson Norris of Woodsfield and the late Wilbert "Jack" Norris.  He retired from the Timken Company in Canton, Ohio where he worked for over 30 years. He is a member of the Neuhart Baptist Church, the Eagles Aerie in Minerva and Woodsfield, and the Woodsfield Moose Lodge.

Preceded in death by a great nephew, David.

He is survived by 1 daughter: Tera Norris and Tom Cook of Malvern, Ohio, 1 son: Eric (Heather) Norris of Damascas, Ohio, 1 sister: Reba (Lloyd) Daugherty of Minerva, Ohio, 1 brother: Joseph (Vera) Norris of Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 grandchildren: Cole and Isabella Norris of Damascas, Ohio 3 nieces: Tiffany, Stacy, and April, 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva, Ohio.

Friends will also be received from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2 pm. Saturday February 3, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Neuhart Cemetery near Woodsfield.   

 

Allen, Terry Lee Allen

McVey Memorial Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, January 23, 2007

    Terry Lee Allen, age 65, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, January 22, 2007, at his home.  He was born July 1, 1941, in Caldwell, and he retired from the BP Oil Company Station in Caldwell with over twenty years of service.  He was a member of Regans Chapel United Methodist Church in Hoskinsville.  He loved to hunt and fish.  He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and was a  collector of 1:24 scale model cars. He enjoyed working on cars and his John Deere Tractor.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Allen Sponcil; his step-father, Luther Sponcil; and one brother, Gregory Sponcil.

   Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Harmon Allen, whom he married July 5, 1969; two sons, Johnny D. (Amy) Allen of Summerfield and Chad M. Allen of the home; two sisters, Deanna Dimmerling of Woodsfield and Pam (Mark) Stout of Columbus; one grandson, Ryan Andrew Allen of Summerfield; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

   Friends may call Thursday, January 25, 2007, from 2-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held  Friday, January 26 at 1PM with Pastors Travis Christman and Sandra Payette officiating.  Burial will follow at Hoskinsville Cemetery.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Regans Chapel Building Fund, c/o Cheryl Coyle - 13516 Chapel Drive - Caldwell, Ohio 43724

 

Briggs, Geneva Ruth Briggs nee Peck

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 10, 2007

Geneva Ruth Briggs, 69, of 515 East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, February 9, 2007 at her home. She was born at Piney Fork, Ohio on June 22, 1937 a daughter of the late Monroe Gillis and Margaret Nora West Peck.  Geneva was a retired cashier with 20 years of service at the former Woodsfield I.G.A. and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Martin and four brothers, Robert, Bill, Ted and Eugene Peck.

Surviving are three daughters: Patricia L. Goding of New Martinsville, West Virginia, Janet S. Rinkes of Bethesda, Ohio and Kimberly A. (Donald) Schilling of Clarington, Ohio; two sons: Charles E. (Wanda) Briggs, Jr. of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania and John K. (Robin) Briggs of Mentone, Indiana; five sisters: Jeanette Willis of West Liberty, Kentucky, Nora Nichols of Hannibal, Ohio, Betty Jane McVay of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Mary Lou Deaton of Dayton, Ohio and Naomi Jacklyn of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers: John Peck of Monroe, Michigan and Paul Douglas Peck of Dallas, Texas; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. with Anthony McSwords officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Briggs, Marcella Genevieve Briggs nee Powell

Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, dated, February 13, 2007

ZANESVILLE - Marcella Genevieve Powell Briggs, 72, of Cambridge, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at OSU Ross Heart Center in Columbus, following a brief illness.  She was born Saturday, July 21, 1934, in Seneca Township, Monroe County, the daughter Howard and Mildred Farnsworth Powell. She was a member of Faith Community Free Methodist Church of Cambridge.

Marcella is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mark) Weaver and Donna (James) Lashley, both of Zanesville; two sons, Richard Stotts of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Roy G. (Tina) Stotts of Zanesville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Cornell of Zanesville; one brother, Lonnie Powell of Quaker City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Briggs, who died Nov. 1996; one great-granddaughter, Destiney Sherfy; two sisters, Bertha Curlutu and Darlene Powell; and six brothers, Lod, Joe, Denver, Leo, James and Andy Powell.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hillis and Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, with Pastor Chuck McRobie officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Send a personal condolence note or sign the online register book at www.hillishardwickfh.com.

 

Byrum, Wilma J. “Anita” Byrum

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 10, 2007

            NEW MATAMORAS - Wilma J. "Anita" Byrum, 85, of Park Avenue, New Matamoras, died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007) at her home.

            She was born July 28, 1921, in Newport, a daughter of Myrtle Bush and stepfather, George Winded. She had held various jobs in this area.  Anita was married to Bill Byrum who passed away in 1984.

She is survived by her companion and caregiver, Delvin J. Merriner; half sister, Novella Millison of Humbolt, Kan.; half brother, John Evans of Parkersburg;

and several cousins, one niece, and two nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Sunday until the hour of the services.

 

Carpenter, Florence A. Carpenter nee Clift

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 16, 2007

Florence A. Carpenter, 88, of Barnesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 at the Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1918 at Boston, Ohio, daughter of the late Oliver and Maude (Knox) Clift.  She was a member of the Boston Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Carpenter (1969); a daughter, Patsy Froehlich; and four brothers, Everett, William, Earnest and Oliver Clift.

Surviving are a son, Irvin (Bonnie) Carpenter of Barnesville; daughter, Betty (John) VanFossen of Barberton; two sisters, Juanita Landefeld and Leanna Reimenschneider of Woodsfield; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, with services at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Campbell Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio. Burial in Southern Cemetery.

 

Castello, Gary B. ‘Heavy’ Castello

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 15, 2007

Gary B. (Heavy) Castello, 55, of Bethesda, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born Dec. 7, 1951 in Barnesville, Ohio, a son of Shirley Phillips Castello Laughlin and the late Bernard Castello.  Heavy worked with CAM Ohio of Cadiz, a member of the Hendrysburg United Methodist Church. He was an avid Steeler fan, a loving companion, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Gene Laughlin, of Winterset, Ohio, are his loving companion, Margaret Starr, children: Gara Beth Rogers of Woodsfield, Danielle Castello of Hendrysburg, Kenneth Castello of Shadyside, Gary Castello of Byesville, Matthew Castello of Hendrysburg, Doty, Kimberly, Dalton, Justin and Austin Starr of Speidel; eight grandchildren and one great- grandchild; sisters, Judy Arnold and Joyce Toohey, both of Barnesville, Karen Yockey of Quaker City, Candy Lucas of Barnesville, Pam Jeffers of St. Clairsville, Lori Castello of Flushing; brothers, David Castello of Bethesda, Bernard Castello Jr., of Maynard and Phillip Castello of Bethesda.

Friends will be received Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., at Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, Ohio and Saturday, 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Detling officiating.  Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

 

Hines, Vivian Hines nee Potts

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 13, 2007

Vivian Hines, 91, of 102 Sheffield Drive, Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday, February 12, 2007 at her home. She was born near Lewisville, Ohio on May 9, 1915 a daughter of the late Harvey A. and Eda I. Turner Potts.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ,Woodsfield, Ohio. Vivian was an avid seamstress and quilter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie S. Hines on June 14, 1988; two sons, Robert Lee Hines and Donnie Hines; two sisters, Florence Potts and Ruth Youtsey; two brothers, Clayton Potts and Norman "Pete" Potts.

Surviving are two daughters: B. Jane Hines of Westerville, Ohio and Hattie (Darrol "Bud") Byers of Woodsfield, Ohio; one son: Leonard G. "Sonny" (Jean) Hines of Columbus, Ohio; one sister: Mabel Potts of Hebron, Ohio; four grandchildren: Camela Byers Nye, Eric Byers, Dr. Heather Perry and Dr. Mitzi Hines; four great grandchildren: Madison, Spenser and Lincoln Nye, Taylor Byers; several nieces.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2007 with Keith Jones and Chuck Schultheisz officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Church of Christ, 860 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

 

Thomas, Judith Ann Thomas nee Bowen

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, January 30, 2007

    SARDIS - Judith Ann Bowen Thomas, 67, of Main Street, Sardis, (formerly of Marietta) died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2007) in Sardis.

    She was born Dec. 19, 1939, in Sardis, the daughter of the late Bernard D. and Sarah I. Smittle Bowen.  She was a retired waitress at the Riverview Restaurant in Fly, Ohio, and a member of the Sardis Church of Christ and the Sixth and Washington Streets Church of Christ in Marietta.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Bowen; and a brother-in-law, Buddy Harr.

    Survivors include two daughters, Anita (Chris) Adams of Marietta, and Kathy (Sammy) Grimes of Sardis; two sisters, Phyllis Johnson, Karen (Wayne) Rouse; a brother, Denver D. (Sharon) Bowen, all of Sardis; a granddaughter, Teressa Bailey; two grandsons, Corey Adams and Casey Adams; a great-granddaughter, Emily Grace Bailey; and nieces and nephews, Mark, Meleah, Meskal, Jill, Gina, Robbie, Clint, Chris, Matt, Amy, Will, Buddy Ray, James, Daniel and Stephen.

    Family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with Evangelist Marvin Henderson officiating.  Interment will be in Sardis Cemetery where graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.    Memorial donations may be made in memory of Judith Thomas to Grisell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5, Sardis, Ohio 43946. Sympathy expressions may be left at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Williams, James Leroy Williams Sr.

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 3, 2007

NEW MATAMORAS - James Leroy Williams Sr., 67, of Brownsville Road, New Matamoras, changed his address to be with the Lord at 2:28 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 31, 1939, in Grandview Township, to Gilbert and Rose Joy Williams. He had worked as a truck driver for Landmark and went to work as a coal miner for North American Coal Mine where he retired. He was a Baptist by faith and had attended the Par Hill Community Church. He like to fish and cut firewood and act as a role model to his grandchildren.  On July 17, 1957, he married Shirley Erb, who survives with seven children, Carol Smith (Jim McCoy), Bill Williams (Sherry), Tim Williams (Jeri), Diane Gore, Stephanie Williams (fiancé, Robert Frost), all from New Matamoras, and Rebecca Dye (Charlie), James Williams Jr. (Alinda) from Florida.

Grandchildren surviving are Brian Smith, Kristin Dye, James Williams III, Susan Williams, Valeria Williams, Katina Bowersock, Mitchell Williams, Cody Williams, Jason Gore, Lionel Gore, and Joshua Gore. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, McKenzi and Tanner Smith, Gaige and Alexia Bowersock, and Riley Murphy. He is also survived by stepgrandchildren, Heather Dunn, Alan Hinton, Chuckie Hinton, and Laura Lamp; and great-grandchildren Meranda, Shay, and Lea Dunn, Ben, Bradley, Emily, CJ, and Elsie Hinton, and Chandler, Mattie, Zane and Taylor Lamp; one half sister, Gladys Hood; and four nephews, Jimmy and Ed Henderhan and Jack and Edward Williams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Sue; and a grandson, Charlie Dye Jr. Also preceding him in death were brothers Home and John Earl Williams and a sister, Elma Henderhan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with David Beaver officiating. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Sunday until the hour of the service.

 

Abbott, Gary E. Abbott

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

          Gary E. Abbott, Magnolia, Ohio, died Dec. 18, 2006, in Aultman Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1955 in Barnesville the son of Edward and Hilda (Berry) Abbott.  He was a 1974 graduate of Beallsville High School. He went to serve his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked as a porter for Holiday Inn and most recently for the Canton Repository. He was a past member of Jerusalem Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing pool, golfing and a game of chance but nothing more to him than the love he shared with his family.

          Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Shirley Abbott of 28 years; four sons, Justin, Brett, Corey and Chase; three daughters, Rebecca, Caitlin and Dakota; one granddaughter, Kylie Jean Abbott; two brothers, Roger (Jenny) Abbott of Clarington and Douglas Abbott of Woodsfield; and a sister Debbie Abbott of Marietta.

          He was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Abbott; father, Edward Abbott; grandson, Brayden Abbott; and brother, Brad Abbott.

          Friends were received Dec.20 at Reed Funeral Home, Canton Chapel.  A graveside service was held Dec. 21 in Jerusalem Cemetery, with Kenneth Kahrig officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Bach, Laura R. Bach nee Hamilton

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 1, 2007

    Laura R. (Hamilton) Bach, 95, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Lewisville, Ohio) passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at the center.  She was born at Jackson's Ridge, Woodsfield, Ohio on July 1, 1911 a daughter of the late Thomas Roy and Evaline May Wohnhas Hamilton.  She was a homemaker; member of the Lewisville Church of Christ, Lewisville, Ohio; past member of the Illdreth Rebekah Lodge, Lewisville, Ohio and a member of the Franklin Homemaker's Club, Stafford, Ohio.

    On February 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Ralph E. Bach who preceded her in death in 1992. She is also preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon, Thomas and Neil Hamilton; two sisters, Geneva Lyons ad Eunice Hamilton; a daughter-in-law, Marcia Bach. 

     Surviving are two daughters: Janet (Max) Winland of Woodsfield, Ohio and Connie (Ralph) Young of Lewisville, Ohio; two sons: Kenneth Bach and friend Sandra Biehl of Devola, Ohio and Dana (Teresa) Bach of Lewisville, Ohio; three sisters: Gertrude Hamilton and Golda Hamilton both of Woodsfield, Ohio and Sarah Kreig of Sardis, Ohio; one brother: Horace Hamilton of Carlwick, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007 with Max Winland officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Book, Bernice Book nee Biles

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 26, 2007

    Bernice Book, 87, Beallsville, died Sunday, February 25, 2007 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center.   She was born January 19, 1920 near Beallsville, a daughter of the late William and Blanche Pugh Biles. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Mellott Ridge.

    In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Leonard Biles and a sister, Ruth Moore.

    Surviving are husband of 65 years, Carl; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Marlene Book; two grandchildren, Melinda and Nathan Book, all of Jerusalem; two sisters, Katherine Fielding of Woodsfield and Gladys Brock of Zanesville.

    Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Conrad, Donald W. "Don" Conrad

Grisell Online Obituaries-Sardis, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2007

    Conrad, Donald W. "Don", 77, of Henthorn Addition, Hannibal, Ohio, died Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.  He was born June 28, 1929 in Fairmont, WV, the son of the late George and Nellie Meerifield Conrad.  He was a retired welder of Ormet Corporation, a member of the VFW #9930 in Duffy, Ohio, the American Legion #760 in Hannibal, the Clarington Masonic Lodge #597 F. & A.M., a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a Methodist by faith.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Dustin Conrad; a brother, James Conrad; and a stepfather, Harvey Clelland.

    Survivors include his wife, Stella Booher Conrad; a son, Rick (Phyllis) Conrad of Austin, TX; a daughter, Trina (Keith) Collins of Fly, Ohio; a brother, Jerry Conrad of Fairmont, WV; and three grandchildren, Jess Mozena, Chris Conrad and Shannon Conrad.

    Family will receive friends on Saturday from 11am until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio with Rev. Jerry Ernst officiating. Interment in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Fly, Ohio.  Sympathy expressions at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Danver, Thelma J. Danver nee Henthorn

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 21, 2007

    BEAVERTOWN - Thelma J. Danver, 77, of Beavertown, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Hannibal, Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of Erman and Georgiana Baker Henthorn. Thelma was a Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post 5108, Marietta.

    She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard S. Danver Sr. of Beavertown; two sons, Richard S. Danver Jr. (Sharon) of Parkersburg and William "Bill" Danver of Beavertown; two daughters, Barbara R. McFeely (Jim) of New Matamoras and Lorrie L. Danver of Columbus; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Wilson (Frank) of Newport and Wilma Ludolph (Carl) of Woodsfield; and one brother, Gerald Henthorn (Lavon) of Wadsworth.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles E. Danver; sister, Dorothy L. Cochran; and two brothers, Maurice "Mike" and Melvin "Sonny" Henthorn.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Doty, Floyd Doty

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 27, 2007

    Floyd I. "Pap" Doty, 76, of Belmont, Ohio died Monday, February 26, 2007 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.  He was born at Jacobsburg, Ohio on May 30, 1930, a son of the late George Albert Doty and Virginia Boston Doty. Floyd was a retired truck driver for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel's Martins Ferry Plant. He was a member of the Morristown Christian Church, a lifetime member of VFW Post #5356 at St. Clairsville and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Floyd loved his grandchildren and especially loved pitching horseshoes.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry and a sister, Nancy Harding and several half brothers and sisters.

    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Sue McDermott Doty; his children, Cindy Bowdish (Merwyn) of Lancaster, Ohio; Kathleen Wagner (Francis Starr) of Barnesville; Patricia West (Ed Jagaczewski) of Belmont; Pamela Susac (Steve) of Beallsville; Floyd Doty Jr. (Connie) of Huber Heights, Ohio and William Doty (Tracy Broadwater) of St. Clairsville; brothers, Donald, Walter, James and Larry Doty; sisters Edna Mae Graham, Mary Caretti, Janie Sparks, Doris Peppard and Helen Parker; grandchildren Kendra (Ryan) Brown, Joseph Wagner, Bryan (Caitlin) Bowdish, Stacie (John) Smith, Darrick (Laura) Doty, Jason Weekley, William Aaron Doty Jr., Cynthia West, Ashley West, Floyd Doty III, Caitlin Doty, Cole Susac and Jamie Lynn Doty; great grandchildren Dawson, Trey, Olivia and Reed.

    Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Curt Hallstrom officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove.  The Belmont County Council of the V.F.W. will conduct military services in the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

 

Farnsworth, Dempsey H. Farnsworth

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 27, 2007

    Dempsey H. Farnsworth, 77, of 47300 Bean Ridge Road, Summerfield, Ohio died Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio. He was born near Calais, Ohio on March 4, 1929 a son of the late Hobert and Florence Stephens Farnsworth. He was a retired truck driver at the Rolling Hills Landmark, Woodsfield, Ohio; a Protestant by faith and enjoyed to hunt and fish.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Farnsworth and two sisters, Martha Cline and Vera Curluter.

    Surviving are his wife, Rosetta Ball Farnsworth whom he married January 9, 1954; four sons: Lloyd Farnsworth and companion, Tammy Feldner of Summerfield, Ohio, Gary Farnsworth of Macksburg, Ohio, Daryl (Rachelle) Farnsworth of Summerfield, Ohio and Scott (Sheila) Farnsworth of Summerfield, Ohio; three brothers: Hubert Farnsworth of Cambridge, Ohio, Virgil Farnsworth of Lewisville, Ohio and Larry Farnsworth of Summerfield, Ohio; three sisters: Mary Nalley of Quaker City, Ohio, Evelyn Stimpert of Malaga, Ohio and Elizabeth "Peggy" Pittman of Malaga, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio from 5-9 p.m. Thursday where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday with Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Galavich, Trella Jean Galavich nee Armann

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 24, 2007

      Trella Jean Galavich, 74, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Thursday, Feb.22, 2007 at Dilles Bottom, Ohio.  She was born July 18, 1932 in Powhatan Point. A daughter of the late Everett Armann and Vida Mae Wheeler Armann. She was a member of Amity Methodist Church in Powhatan, a life member of Powhatan VFW Post 5565 Ladies Auxiliary, Powhatan Senior Citizens, American Legion Post 228 Auxiliary, and life member of DAV Post 117 Auxiliary in Bellaire.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Galavich; sisters: Dema Brooks, Lois L. Loomis, and Margaret D. Brooks; brothers: Roy and John Armann; and half brother, Oscar Wheeler.

      Surviving are three sisters: Evelyn M. Brooks of Beallsville; Mary G. Sandlin of Miamisburg, Ohio; and Ruth J. Hale of Spring City, Tennessee; many nieces and nephews, including Jenny Brooks of Powhatan Point; Ruth Ann (Wayne) Kettler of McMechen; Todd (Dawn) Kettler of Moundsville; Kimberly (Tony) Wood of Moundsville; Kristy (Jim) Covey of Youngstown; Emily and Andrew Kettler; and special friend, George Gunkevich.

      Friends will be received at the Amity Methodist Church in Powhatan Point on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ric Hendrix officiating. Burial follows in Powhatan Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Amity Methodist Church, 107 Main St., Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942  Arrangements by Toothman Funeral Home.

 

Griffith, Charles "Floyd" Griffith

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2007

    Charles "Floyd" Griffith, 81, of Warren Township, Marietta, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2007) at the Arbors. He was born April 27, 1925, at Jackson Ridge, Monroe County, Ohio, to John and Ella Craig Griffith. Floyd was a 1943 graduate of Laings High School. Soon after graduation, Floyd entered the United States Navy and served during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 64 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108, both of Marietta.     Retiring as maintenance supervisor from the Washington County Career Center, Floyd enjoyed working on his farm and raising beef cattle. His passion was raccoon hunting with a good hound and he enjoyed visiting his neighbors and family on his four-wheeler.

    Floyd is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nila Whitacre Griffith; his daughters, Debra (Larry) Hendershot, and Teresa (Tim) Collins, and son, Floyd (Taylor) Griffith, all of Warren Township; grandchildren, Larry (Lori) Hendershot, Heather (Neil) Davis, Anna Kathleen Collins, and Paige Griffith; great-grandchildren, Allison and Levi Davis and Leigha Hendershot; and one brother, Glenward Griffith of Woodsfield.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters; and sisters, Mildred Truax and Eunic Cummings of Columbus.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Graysville, Ohio. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Hulsey, Earnest M. Hulsey

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 12, 2007

    Rev. Earnest M. Hulsey, 77, of 35303 Rock Camp Road, New Matamoras, Ohio died Sunday, February 11, 2007 at his home.

    He was born at Townley, Alabama on July 1, 1929 a son of the late Solan Madison and Lura Lee Keeton Hulsey.  Earnest was a retired school teacher for the Switzerland of Ohio School District having taught at Graysville, Bethel, Midway and Laings Schools. He was also a retired minister and member of the Neuhart Baptist Church near Woodsfield, Ohio. He had also formerly served as a minister at the Byesville First Baptist Church, Byesville, Ohio, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Logan, Ohio, Unity Baptist Church near Antioch, Ohio and the Gravel Hill Baptist Church at Fly, Ohio. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War; a former Monroe County Commissioner; former administrator of MR/DD in Monroe County; former President of Buckeye Hills; former President and member of the Monroe County Board of Health; a member of the V.F.W. Post 6387, New Matamoras, Ohio and had taught hunter safety classes for many years.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Marie Jones; one brother, Buddy Hulsey and two sisters, Iva McCreary and Willie Lawson.

    Surviving are his wife, Harriet M. Lantz Hulsey whom he married on October 21, 1951; three daughters: Jane (Brad) Miller of Wingett Run, Ohio, Karen (Steve) Gray of Westerville, Ohio and Valerie (Bob) Burch of Silver Springs, Maryland; two sons: Earnest P. (Dianna) Hulsey of New Matamoras, Ohio and Phillip B. (Shelley) Hulsey of Sardis, Ohio; three sisters: Irene Savage of Pleasant Hills, California, Lonell Soos of Orange Park, Florida and Ima Lee of Haleyville, Alabama; three brothers: Robert, Solan and Lee P. Hulsey all of Camp Verde, Arizona; a son-in-law: Albert Jones of Anchorage, Alaska; 19 grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday with Phillip B. Hulsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Neuhart Baptist Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio with full military graveside services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, Ohio or to the Midway Community Center, S.R. 800, Sardis, Ohio 43946

 

Lallathin, Florence Lallathin nee Lude

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated,  February 2, 2007

    Florence Lallathin age 84 of West Union Road Sardis, Ohio died Thursday Feb. 1, 2007 at the Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio. She was born July 6, 1922 in Antioch, Ohio a daughter of the late Clarence Lude and Clara Hoff Lude.  She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.

    Preceded in death by 1 brother: Wilbur Lude.

    She is survived by her husband: Ralph D. Lallathin of Sardis, Ohio, 1 son: David Lallathin - Sardis, Ohio, 1 daughter: Peggy Jones - Bellaire, Ohio, 1 sister: Ruth Sampson - Bethleham, West Virginia, 1 brother: Paul Lude - Woodsfield, Ohio,

    There will be no visitation. Interment in the West Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Male, Anthony Male

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 26, 2007

    WILLIAMSTOWN - Anthony Male, 83, of 449 Highland Ave., Williamstown, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007) at his home.

    He was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Lumberport, W.Va., to Bernardo Male and Catherine Ambrosea Male. Mr. Male graduated from Lumberport High School and from Fairmont State College. He taught and coached for many years in the Marietta City School District and retired in 1980 from Washington County Vocational School. He was honored by the Ohio/West Virginia Officials Association in 1978 with over 15 years service as he officiated football, basketball and baseball contests at the high school and college levels. He was a community leader for many years in Williamstown as he participated in the development of the Williamstown Little League baseball program and he was a Boy Scout leader. Mr. Male was an avid gardener and was a longtime member of the Golf Club of West Virginia, where he achieved four holes-in-one during his many years of playing golf. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Williamstown; a member of Williamstown Lodge 129, AF&AM; and a member of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

    He is survived by one son, Doug Male (Leslie) of New Albany, Ohio; two daughters, Suzanne Linton (Mike) of Wheeling, W.Va., and Cathy Male (companion, Darrell Miller) of Williamstown; two grandsons, Zachary and Matthew Male of New Albany, Ohio; honorary grandchildren, Jason and Lynsey Martin and their parents, Jeffrey and Teresa Martin; honorary grandson, Anthony Martin; two sisters, Katherine Male of Lumberport, W.Va., and Bernadine Heaton (Roy) of Mantua, Ohio; and two brothers, Sam Male of Jasper, W.Va., and Bernardo Male (Charlotte) of Woodsfield, Ohio.

    He married Joanne S. Shreves Male on May 31, 1947; she died June 29, 2006. In addition to his wife of 59 years, he was also preceded in death by his parents, Bernardo and Catherine Ambrosea Male; an infant son, David Anthony Male; and four brothers.

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2007) at Hadley Funeral Home, 500 Fifth St. Chapel, Marietta, with the Rev. Leo Farley officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown. 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 Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, 411 W. Fifth St., Williamstown, W.Va. 26187.

 

McDermott, Rosalie B. McDermott nee Berisford

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 23, 2007

    Rosalie B. McDermott, 84, of Evensville, Tennessee and formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Feb. 19, 2007 in the Moffitt Cancer Center,

Tampa, Florida.  She was born July 31, 1922 in Wetzel County, W. Va. to Albert and Retta Smith Berisford.  Rosalie graduated from Clarington High School and then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she met and married Aaron "Mac" McDermott on July 21, 1951. She accepted Jesus as her Savior in 1935 and dedicated her life to the ministry. She and Mac later joined Amazing Grace Mission, serving in the fairs of America telling others about Jesus. She loved music, family and reading her Bible. Her contagious smile reflected her love for others and for God.

    In addition to her parents, Rosalie, was preceded in death by a brother, Addison Berisford; a sister, Etta Berisford, and a brother-in-law, Ken Zimmerman.

    She is survived by her husband, Aaron "Mac"; two daughters, Brenda (Paul) Bennett of Barnesville, Ohio and Patti (David) Pyles of Tel Aviv, Israel; a brother, Worley (Virgina) Berisford of Zanesville, Ohio; two sisters, Flossie (Mort) Henshel of San Diego, Calif., and Verla Zimmerman of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren: Jeffrey, Jeremiah, Mandy, Lisa and Leah; and six great-grandchildren, Emily, Ezry, Seth, Abigail, Noah, and Lynneah.

    Friends will be received Tuesday at the East Sunsbury Baptist Church, near Beallsville from 10 a.m., until the time of the service at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in East Sunsbury Cemetery.

 

Miracle, E. Ruth Miracle nee Rinard

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 3, 2007

    E. Ruth Miracle, 80, of 317 Devon Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.  She was born at Rinard Mills, Ohio on December 24, 1926 a daughter of the late Floyd and Jessie Joy Rinard.  She was a former sales representative for Stanley Home Products and was a former aide in the Activities Department at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Woodsfield, Ohio and founder of the Happy Hearts Singers in Monroe County, Ohio; a member of the Order of Eastern Star Clarington Chapter 533, Clarington, Ohio and a member of the Pythian Sisters, Lydia Chapter, Woodsfield, Ohio. She enjoyed crafting (sea shells), going to flea markets and playing cards.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Jane Matthews.

    Surviving are three sons: Mark (Rose) Miracle of Clarington, Ohio; Michael (Lynn) Miracle of Shadyside, Ohio and Mitchell Miracle and fiancé, Janet Corey of Wheeling, West Virginia; seven grandchildren: Mark Alan Miracle, Scott Andrew Miracle, Tristin Miracle, Tiffany Miracle, Leah Miracle, Molly Miracle and Colleen Miracle; one step great granddaughter: Sofia Lupi.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2007 with Rev. Susan Lehosky officiating. Burial will follow in the Harter Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, c/o Donna Berry, 110 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Roberts, James M. Roberts, Sr.

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, February 18, 2007

      Roberts, James M. Sr., 70, of Fish Pot Road, Clarington, Ohio, died Sunday, February 18, 2007 at home.  He was born June 16, 1936 in Clarington, a son of the late Charles Sr. and Sidney Kirk Roberts. He was a retired equipment operator at Conalco in Hannibal, Ohio, a member of the Masonic Lodge #597 F.&A.M. in Clarington, Moriah Lodge #105 F.& A.M.in Powhatan Point, Ohio, Osiris Shrine in Wheeling, WV, Order of Eastern Star #533 in Clarington, UMWA Local 5760, and Church of Christ by faith.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lou, Charles and Frank Roberts; and three sisters, Dorothy Koher, Ruth Rose and Claribel Koher.

      Survivors include two sons, James (Brenda) Roberts, Jr. of Woodsfield, Ohio and Terry Roberts of Powhatan; a daughter, Sherry (Phil) Johnson of Texas; seven grandchildren, Justin, Chelsie, Dalton, Philena, Jennifer, Caitlin and Dylan; and two great grandchildren, Neleah and Tyland.

      Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, Ohio where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00am with Evangelist David Paher officiating.  Masonic services will be held Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.

 

Rowley, Paul Eugene Rowley

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 23, 2007

    NEW MATAMORAS - Paul Eugene Rowley, 73, of 45295 Ludolph Ridge, New Matamoras, died at 7:02 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born April 30, 1933, at Fly, Ohio (Monroe County) to Joseph Edgar and Viola Clutter Rowley. Paul served in the U.S. Army from June 11, 1955, to May 30, 1956, and had served two years prior to being called back for Korea. He returned to work 27-plus years as a labor foreman for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church. He served on the Monroe County Fair Board for 35 years and was a member of New Matamoras Post 6387, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Hannibal Post 760, American Legion.

    He is survived by one brother, James W. Rowley of Fly; one sister, Alice Penny of East Liverpool, Ohio; special friend, Annette Yonley of New Matamoras; special grandson, Jason Clutter of Fly; and several nieces and nephews.

    He married Sara Edinger Rowley on June 3, 1961; she died June 2, 2004.  He was also preceded in death by his parents.

    Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007) at Hadley Funeral Home,

New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Conley and the Rev. James Dickey officiating. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery with military honors conducted by Hannibal Legion Post 760. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of the services on Saturday.    Memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 400 Matthew St., Marietta, Ohio 45750; or Hospice, 210 Seventh St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 

Lutz, Kim Lutz

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 15, 2007

          Kim Lutz, 55, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Woodsfield, died Feb. 5, 2007, in the Veterans Care System, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 12, 1951, in Steubenville, a son of Franklin and Peggy Travis Lutz.  He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era.

          Surviving are a son, Corey Lutz of Baltimore, Md.

          Private graveside services were held Feb. 10 with burial in Beallsville Cemetery.  Arrangements by Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville.

 

Marty, Margaret R. Marty

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2007

          Margaret R. Marty, 61, Rittman, died Feb. 14, 2007, at WRH Health System. She was born Feb. 25, 1945, in New Martinsville, a daughter of Fred H. and Erma Riggenbach Marty.  She lived most of her life in the Seville/Rittman area. She was a member of the Smithville Apostolic Christian Church.

          Surviving are aunts Georgiana Mart of Bridgeport, Lorena Riggenbach of Rittman, Ellen Templeton of Wadsworth and several cousins.

          Her father died in 1995 and her mother in 2004.

          Friends were received Feb. 16 at Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman and until time of service Feb. 17 at the Smithville Apostolic Christian Church, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial was held at the Apostolic Cemetery in Rittman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smithville Apostolic Church, 8530 Fulton Rd., Sterling, OH. 44276. For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com .

 

Satterfield, Janet Satterfield nee Moore

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2007

          Janet Moore Satterfield, 47, of Winfield, WV., died Feb. 16, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born April 4, 1959, in Barnesville, a daughter of Vernon and Norma Moore of Zanesville.  She graduated from Philo High School in 1977; obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forensics from Ohio University in Athens in 1981; graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy and worked as a chemist in the State Police Crime Lab where she met her husband and soon relocated to Grandview, WV. She worked at Prince Medical Lab and REIC Lab and taught school in Raleigh County.  After relocating to Winfield, she worked at BayerCrop-Science Lab in Institute and was teaching science at Hanna High School in Mason County. She was a member of Central Trinity Methodist Church in Zanesville. She loved sports and participating in her son’s band and soccer boosters.

          Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Steve; and two sons, Jacob and Ryan, both at home; three sisters, Carol (Daniel) Nelson of Summerfield, NC, Judy (Thomas) Welsh of Fredericksburg, VA, Joyce (Douglas) Murphy of Hebron; father and mother-in-law, Buck and Rose Satterfield of St. Albans, WV; two sister-in-law, Beth (Terry) Tate and Joni Satterfield of Charleston, WV; five nephews, eight nieces; three great-nephews and two-great nieces.

          Friends were received prior to the memorial service held Feb. 19 at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, in Winfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet M. Satterfield Trust Fund, 143 Academy Dr., Dunbar, WV 25064.  Online condolences may be made at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com

 

Myers, Ruth M. Myers

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2007

          Ruth Mary Myers, 96, of  Potosi, Missouri, died Feb. 12, 2007, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. She was born Jan. 20, 1911, in Woodsfield, the eldest daughter of John Ambrose and Mary Glesenkamp Schumacher.  She attended St. Sylvester’s Catholic School and Woodsfield High School. She worked in Columbus and earned her beautician’s license for the State of Ohio.  On Dec. 30, 1943, at St. Sylvester’s Church in Woodsfield, she was married to Lt. Frank W. Myers, USN. After Frank’s resignation from the Navy and rejoining the U.S. Forest Service, they arrived in Potosi in November of 1948 for Frank’s new assignment as Assistant Ranger of the Potosi District.  Besides her role as wife and mother, she was active in Our Lady Sodality at St. James Church, and remained involved with the school and other parish activities through the 1950’s and 60’s.  She served 10 years as chairman of the Red Cross Blood Program in Washington County and also served several years as a member of the Missouri State Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

          Surviving are two sons, Frank J, (Karen) Meyers of Potosi, Philip A. (Teresa) Meyers of Vancouver, Wash.; a daughter, Mary R. Koch of Potosi; a sister, Grace Froelicher of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Nell Schumacher of Woodsfield; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 60 years, Frank W. Meyers; three brothers, Alfred Schumacher of Ohio, John Schumacher of Connecticut and infant James Schumacher; and a sister, Esther Foskett of Connecticut.

Friends were received Feb. 15 at Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri. Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 16 at Moore Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Thomas Mroczka officiating. She was laid to rest beside her husband, with final prayers and burial in Calvary Cemetery, in Potosi.  Memorial contributions may be made for Masses in care of Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.

 

Snyder, Juanita Snyder nee Richmond

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 1, 2007

          Juanita Snyder, 72, Woodsfield, died Jan.26, at her home. She was born July 13, 1934, in Middlebourne, W. Va., a daughter of the late Willie E. and Opal Marie Wells Richmond.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clarington United Church of Christ.

          Surviving are her husband, Robert Snyder; a son, Robert Snyder of Erie, Pa; three daughters, Kay (Charles) Powell of Woodsfield, Ruth (Paul) Butler of Carrolton, Ellie (Dale) Markle of Brandenton, Fla; a sister, Sue (Frank) Ady of Woodsfield; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Snyder; a daughter, Debbie Beghtel and a brother, Harvey Richmond.

          Friends were received Jan. 27 at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, where services were held Jan. 28, with Evangelists Donald Hitchcock and Homer Matthews officiating. Burial in Middlebourne Cemetery.

 

Harmon, Eugene E. Harmon

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 11, 2007

          Eugene E. “Gene” Harmon, 86, 321 Guilford Ave., Woodsfield died from heart failure on December 21, 2006, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilition Center, Woodsfield. He was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Graysville, a son of the late Walter and Verbia Cline Harmon.  He retired in 1982 from the River Gas Company in Belpre. He was a veteran of WWII in which he served under General Patton’s Third Army as a Sergeant with the U.S. Army and fought at The Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge for over 50 years, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shrine.

          Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Brownrigg of Arnold, Md., Jo Ellen Neal of Knightsdale, N.C.; sister, Kay (Paul) Schumacher of Venice, Fla.; brother, Larry Harmon of Zanesville; and sister-in-law, Doris Harmon of Stafford, Va. He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Andrew Brownrigg of Chicago, Ill., Christopher Hinton of Columbus, Anthony Brownrigg of Plainfield, Ill., Gena Hinton of Parkersburg, W.Va., Katie Hinton of Dallas, Texas and a great grandfather of three great-grandchildren, Madison Kate Delli-Gatti, Reed Christopher Hinton and Paige Elizabeth Brownrigg. He also had several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Norma Dickson Harmon in 2001; and a brother, Ronald D. Harmon in the summer of 2006.

          Memorial and Masonic Services will be held Jan. 13, at noon, at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating, followed by military services.  Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Keylor, Blanche Bea Keylor nee Rinehart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 25, 2007

          Blanche Bea Keylor, 84, of 1063 McCloskey, Columbiana, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2007, at Salem Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Sumerset Twp., Belmont County, a daughter of the late Richard and Rose Rhinus Rinehart.  She lived in Columbiana for 54 years coming from Caldwell. She was a member of the Columbiana Church of the Nazarene where she had been a Sunday School teacher, was active in her Sunday School class and had served on the church board. She had been a volunteer for Meals On Wheels and a volunteer mending for Essex Nursing Home.

          Surviving are her husband, Hyde Keylor, whom she married June 28, 1941; three daughters, Joyce (Jack) Wallace of Sandusky, Darlene (David) Jones of Ypsilanti, MI, Betty (Steve) Billups of Raleigh, NC; three sons, David (Sue) Keylor of Hardy, AR.,Danny Keylor of Dayton, Hyde Keylor of Columbiana; a sister, Ruth Jeffers of Barnesville; a brother, Richard (Naomi) Rinehart of Sterling; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred, Guy, Vance and Henry Rinehart.

          Friends were received Jan. 21 and one hour prior to the service on Jan. 22 at Warrick-Kummer Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Jan Winnale officiating. Burial followed in Columbiana Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene Missions International.  Sign register book and leave condolences online at www.familycareservices.com .

 

Norman , Shirley Wanda Norman nee Ady

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

Shirley Wanda Ady Norman age 70 of Jerusalem, Ohio died Wednesday Dec. 20, 2006 at the Ohio State University Hospital Columbus, Ohio.  She was born May 2, 1936 in Cameron, Ohio a daughter of the late Sheridan Ady and Pearl Palmer Ady. She was a homemaker and a member of the  Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by 5 sisters: Magaline Palmer, Mamie Holliday, Jessie Dietz, Margaria Ady, and Amanda Ady. 3 Brothers: Charles, Milton, and Albert Ady.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Patsy Ann Gardiner Westfall - Massillon, Ohio, Kathy (Brendra) Harris Wyers and her husband Terry - Cambridge, Ohio. 1 sister: Rosella Vaness and her husband Ray - Rittman, Ohio. 5 grandchildren: Adam Westfall, Krintin Gardiner, Kayleigh Mason, Adeanna Mason, and Regan Rossiter. 1 great grandchild: Miranda Mason, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Thursday Jan. 4, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Keith Jones officiating.

 

Gallagher, Denis W. Gallagher

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

          Denis W. Gallagher, 82, Barnesville, died December 27, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Quaker City, a son of William and Matilda Ulrich Gallagher.  He was a retired mechanic, a member of the Assumption Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He served his country in the U.S. Army.

          Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Jean Groves Gallagher; four sons, William D. (Cathy) and Mark (Lisa), all of Woodsfield, Kevin (Teresa) of Beallsville, Shawn (Mindy) of Woodsfield; 11 grandchildren, Cody, Logan, Nicole, Brittany, AJ, Brianna, Christina, Leesa, Brinna, Kiley and Chasity; brother Henry (Georgia) Gallagher of Barnesville.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; two sisters, Emma Miller, Grace Pierce; four brothers, Jake, John, Paul, and Herman Gallagher.

          Friends were received Dec. 29 at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, Barnesville. Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 30 at Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville, with Father Virgil Reischman officiating. Burial in Assumption Cemetery.  Vigil service and Knights of Columbus service was held Dec. 29.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Denis Gallagher Family, Box 347, Barnesville, OH 43713.

 

Ackerman, Colletta Ackerman nee Burkhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

          Colletta Ackerman, 92, died Dec. 24, 2006, at Wesley Glen in Columbus.  She was a devout Catholic and an active and longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Columbus.

          Surviving are her son, David (Lynn, nee Huber); granddaughter, Beth Ackerman, all of new Vienna; many nieces and nephews and friends.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham; four brothers, Harold, Ernest, Orville “Harv” and Paul Burkhart.

          Friends were received Dec. 28 at Novak Funeral Home, Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 29 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Kavanagh as celebrant.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne.  Memorial contributions may be made in Coletta’s name to the charity of your choice.

 

Zebley, Mary Belle Zebley nee Gettemy

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

          Mary Belle Zebley, 86, 217 Oaklawn Ave., Woodsfield, died Dec. 22, 2006, at Barnesville Hospital. She was born Oct. 5, 1920, near Mt. Independence, a daughter of the late Samuel Morris and Louella Mae Coleman Gettemy.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong Christian by faith. She was a member of the Praise Pentecostal Church, Woodsfield.

          Surviving are three daughters, Chery Lynn (Michael) Cummings of Columbus, Darlene Gale (Jim) Marcos of Los Angeles, California and Virginia Lea (Gerald) Power of Concrete, Washington; two sons, Paul Dwayne Zebley of Woodsfield and Donald Bruce (Brenda) Zebley, Bakersfield, California; a sister, Evelyn Landman of Mt. Independence; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Zebley, on July 18, 2005; two daughters, Juanita Gail Zebley and Brenda Joyce Zebley; a son, Gregory Lawrence Zebley; six sisters, Bertha Scott, Florence Scott, Minnie Smithley, Catherine Zebley, Mildred Jacobs, Grace Gettemy and brother George Gettemy.

          Friends were received Dec. 22 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services were held Dec. 23, with Pastor Paul Ferguson officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

Andears, Louella Mae Andears nee Pinkins

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 27, 2006

Louella Mae Andears age 88 of Lewisville, Ohio died Wednesday December 27, 2006 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born in Monroe County Ohio November 7, 1918 a daughter of the late Harvey Pinkens and Minnie Prince Pinkens.

Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas Andears - 1991, 2 sons: Thomas R. Andears, and Danny Andears. 3 brothers.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Patricia Ann Andears - Lewisville, Ohio, Betty Moats - Woodsfield, Ohio, Connie Riggs - Akron, Ohio, Several

grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

Friends received from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service at 3 pm.  Saturday December 30, 2006 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Erb, Lettie Marie Erb nee Jones

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 3, 2007

NEW MATAMORAS - Lettie Marie Erb, 83, of New Matmaoras, went to be with the Lord and reunite with her loved ones at 9:34 p.m. Thursday (March 1, 2007).  She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Monroe County, a daughter of Harvey and Hattie Cline Jones. She was raised in Marr and attended Bloomfield School.  Lettie was a housewife and homemaker. The greatest joy of her life and what she cherished most was the time she spent with her family. She was a Baptist by faith.  On June 19, 1940, she married Dewey Erb, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Lettie is survived by four son, Reuben (Wilma) of St. Marys, Gerald (Kathy) of Reno, Phillip of Cleveland, Larry (Margaret) of Akron; and seven daughter, Shirley Williams of New Matamoras, Edith (Jim) Buck of Lower Salem, Ruby Shafer of Reno, Mary Murphy of Newport, Donna Erb Riley, Florence (Bruce) Wriston, all of Marietta, and Marilyn (Rodney) Leach of Christmas, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Helen Rohbaugh; infant son, Norman; two grandson; two grandchildren; two great-grandson; two great-granddaughters; daughter-in-law, Joan Erb; son-in-law, James Williams; four sisters, Ida Wittenkind, Ada Klodt, Lizzie Ridgeway, and Freda Erb; and four brothers, Charles, Herbert, Jasper, and James Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with David Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Sitka Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Sunday until the hour of the service. Family will be present to greet friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Hupp, Louise Hupp nee Hanlon

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 3, 2007

    WINGETT RUN - Louise Hupp, 67, of Wingett Run Road, Wingett Run, Ohio, went to be with her Lord at 1:15 a.m. Friday (March 2, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in Washington County, Ohio, to John Hanlon and Geneva Patterson Hanlon. Louise had attended Ludlow School and was a homemaker. She was saved and baptized into Muskingum Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed camping, reading, and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.    On Aug. 11, 1956, she married Ralph Hupp, who survives with her mother, Geneva Graham of New Matamoras; one son and two daughters, John (Connie) Hupp of Marietta, Sherry (Jerry) Lauer of Stanleyville, and Stacy (Shane) Binegar of Newport; and six grandchildren, Gregory Starling, Ryan (Jennifer) Lauer, Tiffany Lauer, Kristy Hupp, Rachael Hupp, and Kacie Binegar. Also surviving are twin sister, Lucille (Loring) Brooks of Waterford; daughter-in-law, Julie; brother-in-law, Clarence Whalen; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her father; son, Randy Hupp; and sister, Erma Whalen.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Pringle officiating. Burial will be New Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Muskingum Volunteer

Fire Department, 15015 State Route 26, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 

Keevert, Janet Keevert nee Keylor

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 3, 2007

    Janet Rose Keevert, 68, of 851 Westview Drive, Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, March 2, 2007 at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, West Virginia.    She was born at Woodsfield, Ohio on January 29, 1939 a daughter of the late Tom and Helen Feiber Keylor.  She worked as the Chief Deputy Legal in the Monroe County Clerk of Courts for 38 years and was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio.

    Surviving are her husband, Gary Keevert whom she married on August 9, 1959; one daughter Kristie Ann (Garland) Bridgewater of Charlotte, North Carolina; three brothers: Walter (Barbara) Keylor, Larry (Cheryl) Keylor and Fred (Alice) Keylor all of Woodsfield, Ohio; one sister: Mrs. Bill (Patty) Powell of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren: Justin Lee Bridgewater, Joshua Evan Bridgewater and Jordan Dane Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2007 with Chuck Schultheisz and Keith Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Darrah, Lenzy R. Darrah Jr.

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, March 5, 2007

Darrah, Lenzy R., Jr., 85, of Boltz Hill Rd., Clarington, Ohio, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at home.  He was born July 6, 1921 in Powhatan Point, OH, the son of the late Lenzy and Cora Saner Darrah.  He was a retired maintenance supervisor with North American Coal #1, a 55 yr. member of the Clarington Masonic Lodge #597 F. & A.M., a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Darrah; and two brothers, Ralph and W.C. Darrah.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Eula Isaly Darrah; two sons, Roger (Susan) Darrah of Van Wert, OH and Glenn (Kathie) Darrah of Woodsfield, OH; two grandchildren, Ryan (Rebecca) Darrah of Carmel, IN and Teresa Darrah of Easton, MD; a sister-in-law, Ila Darrah of Powhatan Point.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington, Ohio and on Tuesday from 12-1pm at St. John's United Church of Christ where funeral services will be held at 1pm with the Rev. Richard Wilson and Pastor Carla Jean Wobschall officiating. Interment in St. Johns UCC Cemetery, Powhatan Point, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's UCC, Powhatan Point, OH 43942

 

Hess, Donald D. Hess

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 5, 2007

    Donald Dean Hess, 78, of 342 Holiday Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Wadsworth, Ohio) died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at his residence.  He was born at Rittman, Ohio on November 13, 1928 a son of the late Ernest and Mary Kasserman Hess.  He was a retired truck driver for the Wadsworth Door and Sash Company,

Wadsworth, Ohio and a Methodist by faith. Donald enjoyed collecting guns and knives.

    Surviving are two sisters: Ida (Walter) Shoup of Orrville, Ohio and Carol Frary of Rittman, Ohio; caregivers: Kay Hupp and Rhonda Covert.

    There will be no visitation or services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West,

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

 

Minamyer, Charles Floyd Minamyer

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, March 5, 2007

    Charles Floyd Minamyer, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (March 3, 2007).  Charles was born on the family farm in Clarington, Ohio, on Nov. 26,

1925. He was one of 10 children born to the late Floyd and Harriett Howell Minamyer.

    He is survived by the love of his life, Jacqueline (Pine) Minamyer whom he married May 31, 1953. He is also survived by two daughters, Vicki (Glenn) Reis of Cary, N.C., and Cindy (Buddy) Wulfert of Marietta; and one son, Garen (Darla) Minamyer of Hurricane, W.Va. He is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn (Walter) Brykalski of Stewartsville, Ohio, and Erma (Harold) Gruse of Marietta; and one brother, Bill Minamyer of Palm Springs, Calif.

Charles leaves a loving legacy of six grandchildren who adored him, Shannon (Mark) Gerber and Lauren (Aaron) O'Brien of Marietta, Jacqueline Reis of Columbia, S.C., Brittany Reis of Cary, N.C., Alex Wulfert of Jacksonville, Fla., and Chad Minamyer of Hurricane, W.Va., and three great-grandsons, Austin, Jordan and Reece.

    Charles "Chuck" was an ironworker for 55 years with Local 787, Parkersburg, and Local 549, Wheeling, W.Va. During this time he worked on the Glen Canyon Dam and missile bases in Arizona, and power houses throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. He was a charter member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church. In his full life, he "never met a stranger", loved auctions, country music, gardening, and his many, many friends.

    In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Howard and Paul Minamyer; and two sisters, Shirley Minamyer and Wanda Clark.

    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor James Rushing officiating.  Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and all day Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 2 to4 and 6 to 8 p.m.    Memorial contributions may be made to the O'Neill Senior Citizens Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta, Ohio 45750 or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163.

 

Genevieve Florence Kelley nee Morris

Source:  Watters Funeral Home [Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio] web site

Genevieve Florence Kelley

(May 8, 1915 - April 6, 2007)

            Genevieve Florence Kelley, 91, of 43886 Kelley Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, April 06, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.  She was born at Calais, Ohio on May 8, 1915 a daughter of the late John Henry and Lillie Gay Smith Morris.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Seneca Valley Church of Christ near Calais, Ohio.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dale Kelley; three brothers, James, Raymond and Virgil Morris; two sisters, Audrey Brothers and Alberta Henthorn.

            Surviving are five daughters: Viola (Don) Riley of Lithopolis, Ohio, Shirley (Paul) Jones of Groveport, Ohio, Wanda (Lewis) Hopkins of Columbus, Ohio, Ruth (Ronald) Strong of Lexington, Ohio and Phyllis (Hobert) Hurt of Woodsfield, Ohio; four sons: Jack Kelley of Woodsfield, Ohio, William (Clara) Kelley of Woodsfield, Ohio, Roger Kelley of Columbus, Ohio and Ken Kelley of Pulaski, Virginia; one brother: John Morris of Cambridge, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

            Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007 with Don Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bush Cemetery near Malaga, Ohio.

 

Bertha M. Morris nee Huntsman

Source:  Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; April 2, 2007

Bertha M. Morris, 94, worked as cook, pie maker

      Bertha M. Morris, 94, of Ashland, died Saturday morning, March 31, 2007, at the Good Shepherd.  She was born July 27, 1912, in Somerset Township in Belmont County to Allen and Melissa Jane Davis Huntsman.  She was a former employee of the Cresco Manufacturing Co. and also had worked at Ashland Restaurant as a cook and pie maker.

      On Nov. 18, 1933, she was married to Clarence E. (Shorty) Morris who preceded her in death on July 11, 1998. She also was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

      A graveside service and burial will be conducted 1 p.m.  Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Ashland County Memorial Park with Chaplain Gerald Gess officiating.            There will be no calling hours.  Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made by visiting www.dpkfh.com. (T-G 04/02/07)

 

Bertha M. Morris - July 27, 1912 to March 31, 2007

Source: Denbow-Primm-Kemery web site [Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.]


Bertha M. Morris, 94, of Ashland, died Saturday morning, March 31, 2007, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born in Somerset Twp., Belmont County, Ohio on July 27, 1912 to the late Allen and Melissa Jane Davis Huntsman.  Bertha was a former employee of the Cresco Manufacturing Co. and had also worked at the Ashland Restaurant as a cook and pie maker.        

On November 18, 1933 she was married to Clarence E. (Shorty) Morris who preceded her in death on July 11, 1998. She was also preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.         

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.        

Graveside Funeral services and burial will be held Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ashland County Memorial Park with Chaplain Gerald Gess officiating. There will be no calling hours. Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.dpkfh.com.  Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ashland County Memorial Park.

 

Eva Louise Matz, nee Davis

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 23 March 2007

Eva Louisa Matz, 97, loving mother and grandmother

        Eva Louise Matz, 97, of Ashland died at her residence Thursday monring, March 22, 2007.

        She was born in Lodi, June 3, 1909, a daughter of Charles Walter and Bessie Leanna Leiter Davis.

        She had been a resident of Ashland County most  her life and was a graduate of Ashland High School.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ashland and for eight years she was employed at Star Telephone Company in Ashland.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.

        On Nov. 30, 1935, she married Lake Latta Matz, who preceded her in death in 1973.

        She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David (Elaine) Matz of Ashland; two grandchildren, Eric (Sara) Matz of Delaware, Amy Matz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Lauren Matz of Delaware.

        In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Mae Lucas in 1944.

        Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2007, from Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home with Dr. Dan Bilkert officiating.  Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home.

        The family suggests memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio Inc., 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

        Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dpkfh.com.  (T-G 03/23/07)

 

Betty L. Dye

Source: The Marietta Times, April 13, 2007

BARTOW, Fla. — Betty L. Dye, 73, of Bartow, passed away Wednesday (April 11, 2007) at her home.  Mrs. Dye was born in Washington County, Ohio, on March 16, 1934, and came to Florida from Ohio in 1980. She was a CNA and was of the Protestant faith.

Mrs. Dye was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin J. Dye; and grandson, Charles R. Dye Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna Marie Springer; sons, Charles Robert Dye and wife, Becky, James F. Dye and wife, Delta, and John T. Dye and wife, Martha, all of Bartow; brother, Cecil Moore of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Marilyn Rhodes and husband, Art, of Columbus; close family friend, Carolyn Brasington; grandchildren, Terry Springer, Jeremy Springer, Chad Springer, James Dye Jr., Amy Howard, Michelle Dye and Kristen Dye; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ott-Laughlin at Glen Abbey, Auburndale, Fla. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

 

Riggenbach, Edwin F. Riggenbach    

Source:  The Morning Journal [on line at Morning Journal, Lisbon, Ohio]; 2 May 2007

        Edinburg -- Edwin F. Riggenbach, 93, of Edinburg died Monday at Longmeadow Care Center.

        Born March 25, 1914, in Sardis, Ohio, a son of the late Frank and Mary Belle (nee Shaw) Riggenbach, Edwin was a member of the Edinburg United Church. He was employed at the Ravenna Lumber Co. until his retirement at age 62. Mr. Riggenbach was also a part-time carpenter and farmed 80 acres in Palmyra Township where he resided with his family.

        Mr. Riggenbach was preceded in death by his wife Mable Turner Riggenbach, to whom he was married 35 years, in December 1972; also preceded by his daughter Patricia Ann and his second wife, Ruth (Burt) Riggenbach in 2004.

        Survivors include his children: Eddie (Mary) Riggenbach of Edinburg, Randy Riggenbach of Reno, Nev., Bonnie (Bob Holmes) Riggenbach of Rapid City, S.D., and Linda (Richard) Robb of Berlin Center; a brother: Oscar Riggenbach; a sister: Irene Siska; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

        Friends will be received Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Steven Mortach at 1 p.m. Friday. Private burial will follow.     

        The family request that only memorial contributions be made to the donor's charity of choice.

        Please share your memories at www.mem.com.

 

[A second obituary for Edwin F. Riggenbach:]

Edwin F. Riggenbach

Source:  recordpub.com [Stow, Ohio];  May 2, 2007

       Edwin F. Riggenbach Edwin F. Riggenbach, age 93 of  Edinburg  passed away Monday, April 30, 7, * at Longmeadow Care Center. Born March 25, 4,* in Sardis, Ohio, a son of the late Frank and Mary Belle (nee Shaw) Riggenbach, Edwin was a member of the Edinburg United Church. He was employed at the Ravenna Lumber Co. until his retirement at age 62. Mr. Riggenbach was also a part-time carpenter and farmed 80 acres in Palmyra Township where he resided with his family. Edwin volunteered at Edinburg Township Park for 10 years. He was given the Outstanding Portage County Citizen in 8.* The first pavilion at the park was named and dedicated to Mr. Riggenbach in 7,* and in 5* he received the Trustee Award for Outstanding Citizen. Mr. Riggenbach was preceded in death by his wife Mable Turner Riggenbach, to whom he was married 35 years, in December 2;* also preceded by his daughter Patricia Ann, age 19, his second wife, Ruth (Burt) Riggenbach in 4,* sisters Olive Snell and Elsie Martin. Survivors include his children: Eddie (Mary) Riggenbach of Edinburg, Randy Riggenbach of Reno, NV, Bonnie (Bob Holmes) Riggenbach of Rapid City, SD, and Linda (Richard) Robb of Berlin Center; brother: Oscar Riggenbach; sister: Irene Siska; also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 5-8 PM at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Reverend Steven Mortach on Friday at 1:00 PM. Private burial will follow. The family request that only memorial contributions be made to the donors charity of choice. Please share your memories at www.mem.com. (Wood-Kortright 330-296-6436, RC 05-02-07)

*Submitter's Note:  The single digit numbers in this text refer to the last digit of the year in question.  In the first case, 7 would be 2007.

 

Christman, Arlene G. Christman,  nee Crum   

Source:  Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - Sunday, December 9, 2007
        Arlene G. Christman , 81, of Akron, passed away December 8, 2007 at her residence.
        She was born July 4, 1926 in Woodsfield, Ohio to the late Urban and Eloise Crum and resided in Akron for over 50 years. Arlene was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Akron and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her sister, Bernadine Burkhart. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Christman of Akron; daughter, Donna Kinser (Harry) of Opelika, Ala.; son, Nelson Christman (Linda) of Tallmadge; grandchildren, Elaine Penn (Larry) of Uniontown, Michael Kinser (Amber) of Auburn, Ala., Jason Kinser of Opelika, Ala., Jennifer Christman (Roy) of Akron, John Christman (Sarah) of Tallmadge and Jill Wegner (Jonathan) of Tallmadge; great-grandchildren, Trevor Potts of N.C., Chandler McCoy of Auburn, Ala., Malorie Bates of Akron, Cale Kinser of Auburn, Ala., Ally Kinser of Opelika, Ala. and Joshua Wegner of Tallmadge; brothers, Donald Crum (Bonnie) of Tallmadge and Clarence Crum (Opal) of Woodsfield; brother-in-law, John Burkhart of Rittman; special close friends, Ann Drechsler and Phyllis Joel.
        Calling hours will be Monday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jay Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerFamily.com NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334 .

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