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Monroe County Obituaries

1974

 

Adkins, Grace B. Adkins nee Burkhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Mrs. Grace B. Adkins, 55, of Bethesda, Route 1, died Wednesday morning, November 20, 1974, at seven o’clock in Barnesville Hospital, following an illness.

       She was born in Beallsville, January 24, 1919, the daughter of the late Peter and Franie Burkhart.

       Surviving are her husband, Charles Adkins; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Saffell, of Hendrysburg; Mrs. Elaine Devine, of Quaker City, and Miss Janet Adkins, of the home; a son, Charles, who is declared missing in action in Vietnam since 1968; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Earl Haught, of Jacobsburg and two brothers, Herman Burkhart and Clyde Burkhart, of Rittman.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock, in the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, at Bethesda, with Rev. Bob Merritt officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

 

Agin, Cora Agin nee Colvin

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated March 28, 1974

       Mrs. Cora Agin, 80, of 2230 Belmont Street, Bellaire, died Monday evening, March 18, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       She was born at Fly, Ohio, October 5, 1893, a daughter of Jeremiah and Belle Rosenlieb Colvin.

       Mrs. Agin was a member of the South Bellaire United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are two sons, Arthur Agin, of Long Beach, California, and Lawrence Agin, of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Teasdale, of Cleveland; Mrs. Paul Pugh, of Bellaire; Mrs. Hazel Jobe of Powhatan, and Mrs. Paul Cummons of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Littleton, of Akron; eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

       Her husband, Asher Agin, died in January 1964.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home at Bellaire. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Albrecht, Anna Albrecht nee Butler

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Anna Butler Albrecht, 57, of 3187˝ Hamilton Street, Bellaire, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday, February 25, 1974, at Newark General Hospital, Newark, Ohio. Death was due to a heart condition.

       Mrs. Albrecht was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Bellaire.

       Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Osovich, of Powhatan; Mrs. Emily Regonis and Mrs. Margaret Merryman, of Shadyside; one brother, Carl Butler, of Miltonsburg, and six sisters, Mrs. Helen McCracken, Mrs. Mildred Sadler and Miss Clara Butler, all of West Wheeling; Mrs. Flora Rhude and Mrs. Cora Bresiger, of Bellaire, and Mrs. Margaret Wolen, of Bridgeport.

Her husband Otto Albrecht, preceded her in death in 1969.

Services were held Thursday afternoon at three o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home at Bellaire, with Rev. John Congalton officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Alleman, Raymond E. Alleman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 24, 1974

       Raymond E. Alleman, 64, of Woodsfield, Route 4, died Monday night, May 13, 1974, at his home after an extended illness.

       He was born at Round Bottom, Ohio, August 1, 1909, a son of Mrs. Ella Reef Alleman and the late John Alleman.

       Mr. Alleman was a member of the Moffett-Fletcher United Methodist Church and Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of World War II.

       Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Holtsclaw Alleman; his mother, Mrs. Ella Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 4; one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Rose) Craig, of Woodsfield, Route 4; four brothers, Paul Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 1; Lloyd Alleman and Roy Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 4, and Junior Alleman, of Sardis, Route 2; and several nieces and nephews.

       Services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel with Rev. Homie Clark officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

       Veterans services were held on Wednesday evening at eight o’clock in the funeral home.

 

Alleman, Raymond Edward Alleman  2nd obit

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 25, 1974

       Once again the Grim Reaper, Death has entered our midst and taken from us our beloved husband, son and father.

       Raymond Edward Alleman, husband of Gertrude Holtsclaw Alleman, passed away Monday night, May 13, 1974, at his home after an extended illness, at the age of 64 years.

       He was born at Round Bottom, Ohio, August 1, 1909, the son of Mrs. Ella Reef Alleman and the late John Alleman.

       Mr. Alleman was a member of the Moffett-Fletcher United Methodist Church. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans, and was a farmer by occupation.

       Surviving are his widow, Gertrude Holtsclaw Alleman; his mother, Mrs. Ella Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 4; one sister, Mrs. Rose Craig, of Woodsfield, Route 4; four brothers, Paul Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 1; Lloyd Alleman and Roy Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 4, and Junior Alleman, of Sardis, Route 2.

       Mr. Alleman was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle. He was ever mindful of the needs of others, willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed, and add a ray of sunshine to make someone’s life brighter and happier for having known him. He will be sadly missed in the home and community in which he lived.

                      Sunset and evening star

                      And one clear call for him

                      There was no meaning at the bar

                      When he put out to sea.

 .

                      For though from out the

                      Bourne of time and place

                      The flood may bear him far,

                      He hopes to see his Pilot face to face

                      When he has crossed the bar.

       .

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, May 16th, at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel, with Rev. Homie Clark and Rev. William Moran officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

                             Card of Thanks

       We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who assisted us in any way during the illness and at the time of the death of Raymond Alleman. Special thanks to the ministers; to all for the floral tributes and expressions of sympathy, and the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home for their kind services. Such kindness will always be remembered.           THE FAMILY

 

Allen, Fred Allen

News Clipping dated 1974

       Fred Allen, 86, of 14 North Wabash Street, Wheeling Island, W. Va., died early Monday morning, November 25, 1974.

       Born in Clarington, October 29, 1888, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Mary Elizabeth Weiss Allen.

       Mr. Allen was a member of Transit Union 103, and a retired employe of the Cooperative Transit Co., Wheeling.

       Surviving are his wife, Carrie Neutzling Allen; three sons, Carl Allen, of Mozart, W. Va., Guy Allen, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Glenn Allen, of Wheeling Island ; one daughter, Mrs. Matilda Stevenson, of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Della Hitt, of Wheeling Island; one brother, David Allen, of Clarington; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at eleven o’clock in the Wilson Funeral Home, at Bridgeport, with Rev. Paul Greenwood officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wheeling.

 

Armstrong, Lyle Francis Armstrong

Source:  The Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa; Monday, January 28, 1974

        Lyle Francis Armstrong, 67, of 322'A  W. Fourth St. St., died at home at 10:35 p.m., Saturday, of a heart attack.

        The body has been taken from Oppold Funeral Home to the Conway Funeral Home in Elma. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Elma, the Rev. Herberti Tegeler, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Conway Funeral Home.

        Mr. Armstrong was born Sept. 24, 1907, in Elma, the son of Robert and Cora Ostrander Armstrong. He married Ethel Denney on Nov. 19, 1920,* at Elma, where he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

        He is survived by his wife at 715 State St., Cedar Falls: two sons, Neil Armstrong, of 322'/2 W. Fourth St., and Dale Armstrong of 301 Willislon Ave.; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Mayer, of 927 Western Ave., and Mrs. Lloyd Buttolphat 715 State.     . . .  preceded in death . . . . **

Submitter's Notes:

        * 1920 has to be a typo.  In 1920 he would have been around 13 and Ethel around 11.

        ** The rest of the obituary was missing from my copy.  Also I could not figure out why some of the addresses had little marks like apostrophes behind them, like 322'A  W. Fourth and 322'/2 W. Fourth St.  Does this mean 322 and a half Fourth Street?

 

Ault, Donald E. Ault

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Donald Eugene Ault, 48, of Route 1, Powhatan Point, died Tuesday morning, December 17, 1974, at 4:30 o’clock, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       Born in Bellaire, February 16, 1926, he was a son of Mrs. Anna Ault McFarland and the late Arthur Ault.

       Mr. Ault was a member of Grandview Christian Church near Beallsville, and Moriah Lodge, F. &. A.M., of  Powhatan.

       Surviving in addition to his mother, of Route 4, Bellaire, are his wife, Opal Carpenter Ault; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Ann Moore, of Route 3, Beallsville, and two foster daughters, Donna and Susan of the home.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Toothman Funeral Home at Jacobsburg, with Brother Kenneth Moore and Brother Don Ake officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery.

 

Ayers, Harry D. Ayers

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated May 2, 1974

       Harry D. Ayers, 70, of 748 Luck Avenue, Zanesville, sales promotion manager of the old Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, and an active civic leader, died Sunday morning, April 21, 1974, at 6:10 o’clock in Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, where he had been a patient since April 5th. He had been in failing health six months.

       He served on the Community Action Board, Citizens Advisory Committee and the Housing Board of Appeals in recent years.

       Born, October 31, 1903 in Ozark, Monroe County, he spent most of his life in Zanesville.

       Mr. Ayers retired from the tile company in 1966. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club since 1956, serving as editor of Kiwanis Eyeglass since 1967 and was chairman of the service club’s public relations committee from 1967to 1969. Also he was a member of the Lodge of Amity 5, F&AM and other Masonic bodies, a life member and past president of International Toastmasters Club 257, having been active in all its offices and was a member of Elks Lodge BPOE 114, Zanesville.

       Survivors include his widow, Mary Grace Vickers Ayers; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Lura) Ward, of Gahanna, and several cousins.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Bolin Funeral Home in Zanesville. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville.

 

Bailey, Clara F. Bailey, nee Schell

Source:  The Terre Haute [Indiana] Tribune Star; 23 Sep 1974

        Services for Clara F. Bailey, 81, 1316 Dreiser Sq., who died at 1 p.m. Sunday at Canterbury Convalescent Center, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Albert McDonald officiating.  Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday.  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Alafair Adams, Braden, Fla., Mrs. Imogene Morefield, Indianapolis, Mrs. Henrietta Adams, Mrs. Virginia Sollars, and Mrs. Clara Calderon, all of Terre Haute; two sons, Herman, Vacaville, Calif., and Albert, Sumter, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Rosie Holford, Chicago; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

 

Baker, Dona Jean Baker, nee Goodballet

Source:  The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 2 Nov 1974

        Dona Jean Baker, 46, of 609 1/2 E. Fourth St. Salem, died today at 12:30 a.m. at Salem Community Hospital East Unit following a six months illness of a heart condition.

        She was born in Alliance May 25, 1928 the daughter of Donald and Gladys Pettit Goodballot [sic]*.  She lived in the Alliance-Salem area most of her life.

        She is survived by her husband Robert W. Baker, son Robert E. of the home; daughter Mrs. Linda May of Salem; three grandchildren; one sister Charlene Brown; two brothers Wayne Goodballot [sic] of Salem; and George Goodballot [sic] of Philadelphia, Pa.

        Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arbaugh-Pearce Funeral Home in Salem with the Rev. Harold B. Winn officiating.  Burial will be at the Damascus Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.

*Submitter’s Note: This name is usually seen spelled as GOODBALLET.

 

Balis, Lena Balis nee Read

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Lena Balis, 83, of Royal Oak, Michigan, died Wednesday morning, August 14, 1974, in Royal Oak after an extended illness.

       She was born in 1891 in Woodsfield, the daughter of the late William and Eleanor Johnson Read.

       Surviving are one son, William Balis, of Royal Oak, Michigan; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. J. Wade (Grace) Culp, of Wilkinsburg, Pa., and Mrs. L. A. (Mary) Cronin, of New Philadelphia, and one brother, Glen W. Read, of Woodsfield.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Balis, in 1945, also, by one brother, Harry Read.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 19th, at one o’clock, at the Michener Funeral Home in Woodsfield, with Rev. Paul Price, of Woodsfield United Church, officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Barcus, Clarence Barcus

Source:   Newark, Ohio, newspaper; 30 Sep 1974

        Services for Clarence Barcus, 79, of 1016 Idlewilde Ave., will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Criss Brothers Funeral home with the Rev. Paul A. Pyles officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

        Mr. Barcus died Saturday evening in Licking Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 6, 1895 in Newark to the late Sherman Barcus and Margaret J. (Oatman) Barcus.  He was a self-employed cement contractor.

        Surviving are his wife, Oleta Givens; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Woods of Newark; three sons, Arthur E. of Hebron, William W. of Orangeburg, S.C., and Thomas D. of the USAF in England; three stepsons, Arlie C. Smith* of Travis AFB, Calif., William W. and Leon O. Givens of Newark; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frederick (Mary) Lawerence** of Newark; one brother, Ralph Barcus of Newark; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and one son are deceased.

        Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesay.

Submitter's Notes: 

        *  This was spelled SMITH in Oleta’s obituary.

        ** This was spelled LAWRENCE in Oleta's obituary.

 

Barnes, Raymond M. Barnes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Raymond M. Barnes, 69, of 227 North Arch Street, Barnesville, a retired Navy engineer, died Friday morning, February 22, 1974, at 11:15 o’clock in Barnesville Hospital.

       Born December 6, 1904, in Barnesville, he was a son of the late James W. and Margaret Hardesty Barnes. He was the last surviving descendant in Barnesville of the Barnes family which founded that village.

       Mr. Barnes was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

       Surviving are his wife, Katherine Livingston Barnes; one brother, Robert Barnes, of Camby, Indiana, and three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Conner, of Coshocton; Mrs. Glen (Martha) Read of Woodsfield, and Mrs. J. L. (Margaret) Jones, of Cleveland, Tennessee.

       Two sisters and three brothers are deceased.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at three o’clock in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville with the Rev. Richard Eshler officiating. Burial was in Northern Cemetery, Barnesville.

 

Barrett, Clyde Barrett

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated September 5, 1974

       Clyde Barrett, 70, of Leatherwood Road, Barnesville, died Thursday afternoon, August 29, 1974, in Barnesville Hospital.

       He was born in Belmont County, May 7, 1904, a son of John and Rachel Payne Barrett.

       Mr. Barrett was a retired coal miner.

       Surviving are one son, Earl Barrett, of Barnesville, Route 2; two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Pfalzgraf, of Lewisville, Route 1, and Mrs. Mary Gibson, of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

       He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and two half brothers.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at three o’clock at Barnesville, with Rev. James Porter officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery at Quaker City.

 

Bingham, Robert Bingham

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 25, 1974

       The Grand Jury was to be reconvened Tuesday morning to hear evidence concerning a shooting which occurred last Wednesday evening between Miltonsburg and Malaga.

       Mrs. Rhonda Bingham, 33, was being held in custody at Barnesville Hospital, in connection with the shooting death of her husband, Robert, 41.

                                    Late Tuesday

       The Grand Jury returned an indictment of first degree murder against Mrs. Bingham.

       According to Sheriff F. L. Sulsberger, the shooting occurred around 7:00 p.m. and was first reported to the department as a self-inflicted wound.

       The man’s body was found in the bedroom. Post-mortem was held at Bellaire. An inquest was held Friday morning at which the coroner ruled death due to homicide. Mrs. Bingham was charged with murder at the inquest Friday.

 

Bishop, William Bishop

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       William (Bill) Bishop, 34, of 76 Kenney Street, Wheeling, W, Va., died early Monday, April 29, 1974, in Wheeling Hospital.

       He was born in Wheeling, January 7, 1940, a son of Charles A. Bishop, Advertising Manager of the Martins Ferry-Bellaire Times Leader, and Theresa Gillooly Bishop.

       Mr. Bishop was a Catholic by faith, had attended Wheeling Central High School, and served with the United States Marine Corps for eight years.

       Surviving, in addition to his parents of Wheeling, are his wife, Nancy Wilson Bishop; one daughter, Carrie, of the home; one sister, Suzanne, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and two brothers, Charles Bishop, of Jerusalem, Route 1, and Michael Bishop, of Youngstown.

       Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday morning at nine o’clock in St. Michael’s Church, Wheeling. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

 

Blakley, Melissa Blakley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Mrs. Melissa Blakley, 80, of South High Street, Woodsfield, died Wednesday afternoon, February 20, 1974, at one o’clock at her home.

       She was born April 4, 1893, at Toronto, Ohio.

       Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Stella Mahoney, of Woodsfield and Mrs. Mollie Long, of Wheeling, W. Va., and several nieces and nephews.

       Her husband, Robert Blakley, preceded her in death several years ago.

       Funeral services were  held Friday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel with Minister Charles Hendershot officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Blythe, Lona Blythe, nee Thomas

Source:  The Lima [Ohio] News;  9 Jun 1974

        GROVER  HILL -- Mrs. Lona Blythe, 81, formerly of here, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Bryan Nursing Home.

        Born in Van Wert County, April 23, 1893, she was a daughter of the late William and Lydia Kohn Thomas.  Her husband, Isaac, whom she married on Aug. 17, 1912, died Nov. 18, 1945.

        Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Rt. 2 Spencerville; two daughters, Mrs. Norbert (Kathryne) Dunlap of Rt. 1, Middle Point and Mrs. Fred (Kouneta) Stanton of Miami, Fla.; two brothers; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

        Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Alspach's, Van Wert, with burial in Middle Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.

 

Boetticher, Victoria Boetticher nee Howell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated May 2, 1974

       Mrs. Victoria Boetticher, 90, who resided with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John W. (Lena) Okey, 2125 Clarendon Avenue, N. W. Canton, died Wednesday, April 24, 1974, at Molly Stark Hospital, Canton, following an extended illness.

       She was born at Benwood, Monroe County, Ohio, January 2, 1884, a daughter of the late David and Amanda Cane Howell. She moved to Canton in 1942 from Clarington.

       Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Earl (Olive) Rose, of Canton; Mrs. Clinton (Eunice) King, of Jenson beach, Florida, and Mrs. Coleman (Wanda) Pinkerman, of Belpre; one son, Garrett Boetticher, of Springfield; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

       Her husband, Charles Boetticher, preceded her in death.

       Funeral services were held Saturday morning at ten o’clock in the Reed Funeral Home, at Canton. Graveside services were held Saturday morning at two o’clock in the Clarington Cemetery.

 

Bonebright, William J. Bonebright

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       William Jennings Bonebright, 76, of Beallsville, a retired railway express agent and former Beallsville mayor, died Thursday morning, January 17, 1974, at eight o’clock in his home after an illness.

       Born in Ashland, Ohio, December 24, 1897, he was a son of Theodore and Odessa Kissel Bonebright.

       Mr. Bonebright was a member of the Luthern Church, Ashland; Beallsville American Legion Post No. 768; Veterans of Foreign Wars, at Ashland; Sunsbury Lodge No. 362, F. & A. M., Beallsville; Scottish Rite of Ashland, and Monroe Barracks 3505, Veterans of World War I, Woodsfield.

       Surviving are his wife, Vera Markey Bonebright.

       A daughter, Ruth Juanita, died in 1933.

       Masonic services were held Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the Harper and Campbell Funeral Home at Beallsville.

       Services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the funeral home, with Rev. Ward Barkley, of Beallsville, officiating. Burial was in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Briggs, Mary Ellen Briggs nee Stacy

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Mrs. Mary Ellen Stacy Briggs, 87, of Antioch, died Wednesday night, December 18, 1974, at 11:55 o’clock, in the Marie Antoinette Nursing Home, Marietta.

       She was born in Monroe County, January 18, 1887, a daughter of the late George and Ellen White Stacy.

       Mrs. Briggs was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Marie) Thompson, of Laings, and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Straub, of Sardis, Route 2; two sons, Everett Briggs, of Woodsfield, and Glenn Briggs, of Marietta; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Briggs, in 1967, and one son, Lawrence Briggs, in 1945.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield after seven o’clock Friday evening.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in their chapel with minister Jess Nutter, of Marietta, officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Brooks, Lawrence J. Brooks

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Lawrence J. (Hefty) Brooks, 62, of 210 North Main Street, Woodsfield, died Thursday afternoon, July 25th, at four o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital after a short illness. He suffered a severe heart attack at his home about midnight Wednesday night.

       He was born in Woodsfield, March 15, 1912, a son of the late Henry and Rosa Rausch Brooks.

       Mr. Brooks was a retired employe of the State Highway Department, having retired in March of this year after almost thirty-five years service. A veteran of World War Two, he served in the European Theatre with the United States Air Force in North Africa and Italy. He was a past commander of Monroe County Post No. 5303, Veterans of Foreign wars, Woodsfield, and a member of the American Bowling Congress.

       A member of St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church, he also was a member of its Purgatorial Society. He was an honorary member of the Woodsfield Fire Department, and secretary of the local Ohio Civil Service Employees.

       Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Haren Kirkland Brooks; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Mildred) Forni, of Canfield, and Mrs. Joe (Esther Lee) Behling, of Columbus; three brothers, Ambrose Brooks, of Canton; Richard Brooks, of Woodsfield, and Gilbert Brooks, of Bellaire, Texas; seven grandchildren; three step-sons, James Kirkland, and Thomas Kirkland of Woodsfield, and John Kirkland, of Reynoldsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

       Friends were received at the Michener Funeral Home where VFW services were held at seven o’clock on Sunday evening. Rosary devotions were held at eight o’clock.

       A Concelebrated Mass of Participation was held Monday morning at ten o’clock in St. Sylvester’s Church, with Rev. Msgr. Robert A. brown and Rev. Lewis F. Gaetano officiating. Military services were conducted at the graveside in the church cemetery following the Mass.

 

Brown, Clarence E. Brown

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times-Gazette; 22 Nov 1974

        Funeral service for former Ashlander Clarence E. Brown will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gilbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack A. Gladwell officiating.  Burial will be in Ashland County Memorial Park.

        Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

        Mr. Brown, 32, of Stanton, Calif., died at Kettering Medical Center Wednesday morning after a short illness.

        Mr. Brown is survived by his wife Rita Trijillo; one stepdaughter, Linda Kelso of Los Angeles; two stepsons, Vincent and Robert, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Ashland; two sisters, Marilyn Stumbaugh and Mrs. Rosetta Haft, both of Ashland; and one brother, James of Ft. Campbell, Ky.

        Mr. Brown was a member of the Church of Christ.

 

Brunner, Lance C. Brunner

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Lance C. Brunner, three-month-old son of Ernest and Barbara Nippert Brunner of Jacobsburg, died Monday evening, March 25, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital. He was born in Bellaire, December 18, 1973.

       Surviving in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Candy Jo, Heather and Melissa, all of the home; the maternal grandparents, Donald Nippert, of Youngstown, and Mrs. Lola VanDyne, of Beallsville; and the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Hazel Jobb, of Jacobsburg, and Ernest Brunner, Sr., of Armstrongs Mills.

       Funeral services were held Thursday morning at eleven o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home at Bellaire, with Rev. Jack Peterson officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Bunting, Elmer K. Bunting

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Elmer K. Bunting, 70, of 207 East South Street, Barnesville, died Friday afternoon, March 1, 1974, at 4:50 o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital.

       Born in Calais, November 5, 1903, he was a son of the late John and Lucetta Morris Bunting. He was a fur dealer.

       Mr. Bunting leaves his wife, Lela Davis Bunting; four daughters, Mrs. John (Virginia) Waggle, Mrs. Lawrence (Patty) Starr, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) Reed and Mrs. Ernie (Judy) Carpenter, all of Barnesville; four sons, Charles and Richard Bunting, of Barnesville; Roger Bunting, of Beallsville Route 2, and David Bunting, of Quaker City Route 3; 21 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ray (Maggie) McCort, Mrs. Bernard (Hazel) Carpenter and Mrs. Glen (Rose) Huntsman, of Barnesville, and Mrs. Carroll (Sylvia) Pierce, of Brunswick; and three brothers, Wilbert, Lawrence and Roy Bunting, all of Barnesville.

       He was preceded in death by one son, Randall; one sister, two brothers and one grandson.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville, with Evangelist James Gallagher officiating. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery.

 

Burkhart, James H. Burkhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 21, 1974

       James H. (Casey) Burkhart, 77, of 3871 Central Avenue, Shadyside, died Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born in Woodsfield, January 11, 1897, a son of the late Joseph and Ellen Hixenbaugh Burkhart.

       Mr. Burkhart was a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church of Shadyside; a veteran of World War I, and a member of Bridgeport Barracks of World War I. he had been an employe of the old Wheeling Traction Co.

       Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Alta) Lay and Mrs. Bessie Dunaway Grosshans, of Monaca, Pa.; Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Smith and Miss Mary Burkhart of Shadyside, and one brother, Walter Burkhart, of Lakeworth, Florida.

       Services were held in the Bauknecht Chapel, Shadyside, on Saturday morning at eleven o’clock, with Rev. Larry Draper officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Busche, Della R. Busche nee Crawford

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Mrs. Della R. Busche, 79, of Salem, Ohio, died Monday morning, December 16, 1974, at six o’clock in Community Hospital West, Salem.

       She was born in Scio, Ohio, February 3, 1895, a daughter of George and Jenney Mills Crawford.

       Mrs. Busche had lived in Salem since 1946, and earlier had lived at New Matamoras. She was an LPN and had worked in a Salem Hospital, from which she retired in 1957. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Willczek, of Salem, and one son, Frederick Busche, of Columbus; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Kezia Wilson, of Salem, and two brothers, Frank Crawford, of Salem, and Ralph Crawford, of Phoenix, Arizona.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel R. Busche, in 1935, and two brothers.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, December18th, at 1:30 o’clock, in the Arbaugh-Pearce Funeral Home, at Salem. Burial was in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

 

Byers, Arley H. Byers

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 5, 1974

       Arley H. Byers, 58, of Sycamore Valley, a painter and coin collector, died Saturday night, August 31, 1974, at his home after a brief illness.

       He was born January 10, 1916, in Monroe County, the son of Mrs. Clara Hercher Byers, of Lewisville, and the late Edmond Byers.

       Mr. Byers was a member of Stafford Lodge No. 300, F. &. A. M.

       Surviving are his mother, and a brother, Charles L. Byers, of Lewisville, Route 2.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford. Burial was in the Hercher cemetery at Sycamore Valley.

 

Camden, Clyde W. Camden

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       In loving memory of our father, Clyde W. Camden, who departed this life thirteen years ago, March 18, 1961.

                      The month of March is here again,

                      To us the saddest of the year,

                      Because it took from us

                      The one we loved so dear.

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                      You left behind our broken hearts

                      That loved you sincere,

                      That never did and never will

                      Forget you, Father Dear.

       Sadly missed by the Children and Grandchildren.

 

Carpenter, Calvin Carpenter

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 15, 1974

       Calvin Carpenter, 91, of Quaker City, Route 4, a retired farmer, died Wednesday evening, August 7, 1974, at seven o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital.

       He was born in Noble County, July 8, 1883, the son of James and Mary Carpenter.

       Mr. Carpenter attended the Church of Christ.

       Surviving are his wife, Pearl Starr Carpenter; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Edith) Stephen, of Winterset; Mrs. Denver (Eleanor) Carpenter, of Quaker City, Route 4; Mrs. Paul (Lucille) Huntsman, of Barnesville, and Mrs. Donald (Norma Lee) Stephens, of Jerusalem, Route 1; four sons, Ellis, Wesley and Jimmie Carpenter, of Barnesville, and Lawrence Carpenter, of Lebanon, Pa.; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; six sisters and two brothers.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Campbell Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville, with Evangelist James Gallagher officiating. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville.

 

Carpenter, Doris Edith Carpenter nee Barnhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Doris Edith Carpenter, 54, of Lower Salem, Route 2, died Sunday morning, February 24, 1974 at nine o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

       She was born November 10, 1919, at Parkersburg, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Robert W. and Louise M. Ruf Barnhart.

       On August 3, 1936 she was married to Rector D. Carpenter, who survives with two sons and one daughter, Larry Daniel Carpenter, of St. Petersburg, Florida; David L. Carpenter, of Marietta, and Mrs. David (Linda) Pritchett, of Marietta, Route 5.

       Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, Julius R. Barnhart, of Seminole, Florida; Donald E. Barnhart, of Marietta, and Terry Lee Barnhart, of Massillon, and five sisters, Mrs. James Vanoster and Mrs. Chester R. Jett, of Marietta; Mrs. Jack Reed, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Mrs. Donald O. Green, of Bartlett, and Miss Sara Belle Barnhart, of Gallipolis.

       Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter had lived on Walnut Hills Drive, Marietta, before moving to Salem Township, Washington County, one month ago.

       Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Central Christian Church, Marietta; Mothers Club, Buell Relief Corps No. 70 and Bethel Ladies Club.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon, February 27th, at 2:30 o’clock, in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home at Marietta. Burial was in Valley Cemetery.

 

Carpenter, L. Emmett Carpenter

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       L. Emmett Carpenter, 82, of 117 Cemetery Avenue, Barnesville, died Tuesday morning, January 15, 1974, at two o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital.

       He was born near Boston, Ohio, January 22, 1891, a son of Isaac and Martha Geisey Carpenter.

       Mr. Carpenter was a retired employe of the Watt Car and Wheel Co., Barnesville, and was a 50 year member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

       Surviving are three sons, Lewis Carpenter, of Barnesville, with whom he resided; Sherman Carpenter and Leland  Carpenter, of Warren, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Amos (Ada) Ramos, of Cleveland; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Victor Carpenter, of Quaker City, and Otis Carpenter, of Barnesville, and three sisters, Mrs. Josie Lucas and Mrs. Rosie Carpenter, of Quaker City, and Mrs. Ellie Lucas, of Kimbolton.

       He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ramsay Carpenter, in 1945, and one brother, Clyde Carpenter.

       Services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home in Barnesville, with Evangelist James Galligher officiating. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery.

 

Carpenter, Otis Carpenter

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 15, 1974

       Otis Carpenter, 89, of 1205 Woodlawn Avenue, Cambridge, a retired tin mill worker, died Thursday evening, August 8, 1974, at 5:15 o’clock in Guernsey Memorial Hospital at Cambridge. He was born at Salesville, July 13, 1885, the son of the late William and Catherine Long Carpenter.

       Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Beckett United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are one son, Elmer Carpenter, of Zanesville, Route 4; three daughters, Mrs. Mary McCune, of Claysville; Mrs. Flora Lisak, of Caldwell, Route 6, and Mrs. Nellie Matheney, of the home; one sister, Mrs. Etta Linton, of Quaker City; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren and thirteen great- great grandchildren.

       His wife Viola Catlett Carpenter, died September 5, 1970.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the Thorn Funeral Home at Cambridge, with the Rev. Arthur Williams officiating. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge.

 

Carpenter, Vernon Carpenter

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 24, 1974

       Vernon Carpenter, of Lore City, Ohio, died at Barnesville Hospital, Monday evening, October 7, 1974, at nine o’clock. He had been in ill health for the past two and one-half years.

       He was born July 28, 1928, near Calais, a son of Mrs. Ossie Carpenter and the late Odie Carpenter.

       Mr. Carpenter was graduated from Lewisville High School in 1946, and served in the U. S. Army for two years, from August 1951 to July 1953. He was an employee of Cambridge State Hospital.

       Surviving are his widow, Letha Marie Kahrig Carpenter; one son, Gregory Carpenter, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ossie Carpenter, of Quaker City, Route 4; one brother, Irvin Carpenter, of Summerfield, Route; four sisters, Mrs. Myrl Brownfield, Mrs. Opal Crawford and Mrs. Eva Ellis, all of Woodsfield, Route 3, and Mrs. Leona Brown, of Jerusalem; also, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

       Relatives and friends were received at the Brubach Funeral Home in Summerfield.

       Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, October 10th, at one o’clock, in the Calais Methodist Church, with Reverend Glenn Saunders and Reverend Marshall Cook officiating. Interment was in the Middle Church Cemetery on Lewisville Route 1.

 

Cassady, Mary M. Cassady nee Burkhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Mrs. Mary Cassady, 68, of County Road, 57a, Chippewa Township, near Rittman, died Friday, Sept. 27, 1974, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital after a three- month illness.

       Born in Ozark, Ohio, Mrs. Cassady lived in the Rittman area most of her life. She had been a housekeeper in several Rittman homes and was a member of Wadsworth Baptist Temple.

       Surviving are two brothers, Clyde Burkhart, of Wooster, and Herman Burkhart, of Rittman, and two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Haught, of Jacobsburg, and Mrs. Grace Askin, of Bethesda.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the Gillman Funeral Home at Rittman. Burial was in Rittman Cemetery.

 

Charnetzky, Richard L. Charnetzky

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 17, 1974

              (Twenty-Years Ago—News of Yesteryear)

       Richard L. Charnetzky, 19, son of Charles Charnetzky, of Woodsfield was killed when he was hit by a truck in Triangle, Virginia, after returning to the United States after 19 months with the U. S. Marine Corps in Korea.

       [Submitter’s note—This would make his year of death as 1954]

 

Christman, George M. Christman

Christman, Celia Christman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       In loving memory of our Father, George M. Christman, who passed away in March, 1957, and our Mother, Celia Christman, who passed away in August 1971.

What would I give if I could say

Hello Father and Mother in the same old way,

To hear their voice and see their smile,

To sit and chat with them a while.

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Their gentle face and patient smile,

With sadness we recall,

They had a kind word for each of us

And died beloved by all.

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It broke our heart to give them up,

But they did not go alone,

The greatest part of us went with them

The day God called them home.

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It doesn’t matter where we go,

And no matter what we do,

There will always be something

To make us think of you.

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Looking back with special memories

As life’s weary road we trod,

We bless the years we had with them

And leave the rest to God.

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We still wander out the road

To the graves not far away

Where we laid our beloved ones

In the last few years.

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Sadly missed by son, Clarence Christman, and daughter, Estella Baker.

 

Christy, Olive Blanche Christy nee Hartshorn

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       Mrs. Olive Blanche Christy, 68, of 3796 Highland Avenue, Shadyside, died early Friday, November 29, 1974.

       Born at Lewisville, Ohio, September 10, 1906, she was a daughter of the late George and Cora Williams Hartshorn.

       Mrs. Christy was a member of the Shadyside Church of Christ.

       Surviving are three sons, Lloyd Christy, of Shadyside; Eugene Christy, of Canton, and Ralph Christy, of Rittman; two daughters, Mrs. Arlene Stupak, of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. Faye O’Shaughnessy, of Beaver, Pa.; two brothers, Harlan Hartshorn, of Shadyside, and Chauncey Hartshorn, of Lewisville; one sister, Mrs. Freeda Hines, of Graysville, and eleven grandchildren.

       Her husband, Watt Christy, preceded her in death January 18, 1967.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home in Shadyside, with Evangelist Alfred Bayless II officiating. Burial was in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

 

Clark, Freda Clark nee Rufener

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Mrs. Freda Rufener Clark, 81, of Middle Creek Road, Route 1, Tridelphia, W. Va., died Wednesday November 20, 1974.

       She was born at Lee Township, Monroe County, July 4, 1893, a daughter of the late Randolph and Martha Price Rufener.

       Mrs. Clark was a Methodist by faith.

       Surviving are her husband, Clarence Clark; one son, Alfred Clark, of Boston, Massachusetts; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wortman, of Monroeville, Pa., and Mrs. Esther Reeder, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four brothers, Homer Rufener and Jake Rufener, of Sardis; Melvin Rufener, of Smithville, and Dan Rufener, of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Bauman and Mrs. Edith Ritler, of Sardis; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock, in the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

 

Clift, Frank E. Clift

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 14, 1974

       Frank E. Clift, son of the late John F. and Ella Okey Clift, was born at Sioux City, Iowa, March 4, 1892, and departed this life in Harmar House Nursing Home, Marietta, January 14, 1974 after a ten weeks illness. He was 81 years, ten months and 10 days of age.

       He moved with his parents from Iowa to Stafford, Ohio while still a young lad. He grew to manhood and spent the greater part of his life in the Sycamore Valley Community.

       Mr. Clift was united in marriage with Clara Rosetta Martin, June 11, 1913. To this union three children were born. A daughter, Mildred passed away in 1916 at the age of two years.

       Those left to mourn his departure are two sons, Forest Maxwell Clift, of Sycamore Valley, and George B. Clift, of Elyria; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Malissa Curtis, of Marietta, and one step-sister, Mrs. August (Mary) Marshall, of Lower Salem Route.

       His wife, Rosetta preceded him in death, December 16, 1971; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Day, in April 1943; a brother, Gardner Clift, in November 1962; two brothers, John and George Clift, who died in early infancy.

       In early years he became a member of the United Methodist Church. Mr. Clift was a 51-year member of Stafford Lodge No. 300, F. and A. M.; a retired State Highway employee and an oil field worker.

       Today the Spirit of our loved one has gone Home to meet his Maker, and as his cheerful personality recedes down the corridor of Time, the traits standing out in the memory of his family, and of all who knew him, are his kind-heartedness, his sociability, and human understanding. His passing leaves a void in the community that cannot soon be filled.

       Thus we are reminded in the Midst of Life we are in Death, which is inevitable, and we must all cross the Divide.

                      We travel a winding road,

                      A road without an end,

                      And they who seem so far away

                      Are only `round the bend.

 

Cochran, Earl W. Cochran

Source:  The Wheeling [West Virginia] News Register; 25 Jun 1974

        COCHRAN, Earl W., 64, of Rt. 2, New Martinsville, died Monday at home.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bridge Street Church of Christ, New Martinsville.  Surviving are his widow, Ola Staley Cochran; one son, Lloyd of New Martinsville; one daughter, Mrs. C. A. George of Porters Falls, W. Va.; four brothers, Ezra of California, Zack, Noel and Harry, all of New Martinsville.  Friends received at the Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, after 7 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.  Interment in Craigs Chapel Cemetery, near New Martinsville.

 

Combs, Minnie Louise Combs nee Hilverding

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Minnie Louise Combs, 82, former resident of Wingett Run, died Friday, August 9, 1974, in Sandusky, Ohio.

       She was born February 28, 1892, in Washington County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Schenkel Hilverding. She was married to Earl Combs, who died in 1953.

       Surviving are one son, Ernest C. Combs, of Marietta; five daughters, Mrs. Louella Dutton and Mrs. Mildred Tidd, of Marietta; Mrs. Alma Poole, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Mrs. Alice Faulkner, of Sandusky, and Mrs. Clinton (Tillie) Earley, of Malvern; twenty-two grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by one son, Howard, in 1949; five brothers and four sisters.

       Mrs. Combs was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Her home had been at Wingett Run before going to Sandusky a year and a half ago.

       Short services were held Monday afternoon, August 12th, at 1:30 o’clock, in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home at Marietta, with additional services at 2:30 o’clock in the Liberty United Methodist Church. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

 

Cox, Ewart Cox

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       In memory of our beloved husband and father, Ewart Cox, who departed this life August 24, 1973.

              The one we loved was taken away,

              It is one year ago since that sad day

              We never thought that death was near,

              The call was sudden and shock severe.

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              Only those who have lost a loved one

              Can tell the pain of passing without farewell.

              So while you sleep a peaceful sleep,

              Your memory we shall always keep.

       Sadly missed by his wife, Ethel; Sons, Daughters and Grandchildren.

 

Craig, Horace C. Craig

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Horace C. Craig, 55, of 718 North Rockford Avenue, Rockford, Illinois, died Thursday morning, January 17, 1974, at 12:40 o’clock, in Rockford Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

       He was born November 16, 1918, in Summerfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Craig.

       Mr. Craig attended Ohio State University before entering the Air Force in World War II. He received many decorations including the Silver Star while serving as lieutenant colonel in the 56th Fighter Group of the Air Force. He was one of the Europe and was a past president of the 56th Fighter Group Association. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners at Amarillo, Texas.

       Surviving are his wife, Shirley Craig; two sons, Glenn Alan, of Rockford, and Scott, of Amarillo; one daughter, Mrs. Vickie Gatems, of Amarillo; one step-daughter, Mrs. Pamela McCarthy, of Rockford; three brothers, Franklin Craig, Jr., of Zanesville; Neil Craig, of Diamond, Ohio, and Carroll Craig, of Summerfield; two half-brothers, Jerry Craig and Eddie Craig, of Columbus; his father, Franklin Craig, and step-mother, Edith Craig, of Summerfield.

       Funeral services and burial were held Saturday, January 19th, in Rockford, Illinois.

 

Crawford, Ella Crawford nee McMullen

News Clipping, dated, September 1974

       Mrs. Ella Crawford, 77, of 283 West Forty-first Street, Shadyside, died Sunday, September 22, 1974, at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.

       She was born at Fly, May 29, 1897, a daughter of the late Alex and Hulda Rutter McMullen.

       Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church of Shadyside.

       Preceded in death by her husband, Clem Crawford, in 1959, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edna Hepe, of CoCo Beach, Florida; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknect and Son Funeral Home at Shadyside. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Cruise, Stephanie Lynn Cruise

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       Stephanie Lynn Cruise, three-year-old daughter of Carl and Barbara Taylor Cruise, of Route 4, St. Clairsville, died Tuesday, March 12, 1974, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa.

       She was born in Wheeling, July 20, 1970.

       Surviving in addition to the parents, are three brothers, Carl Cruise, of Bellaire; Robert Cruise, of Neffs, and Terry Cruise, of Beallsville; three sisters, Barbara, of Wheeling; Brenda and Tina, of the home, and the maternal grandfather, Clarence Taylor, of St. Joe.

       Services were held Thursday afternoon, March 14th, at two o’clock in the Toothman Chapel at St. Clairsville, with Rev. Boyd McClellan officiating. Burial was in Halcyon Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, W. Va.

 

Cunningham, Ernest Roy Cunningham

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 26 June 1974

        Ernest Roy Cunningham, 63, 108 W. Sacra Via, died at 4:15 a.m. today in Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born July 24, 1910 in Harrietsville, a son of Lynn and Jemima Springer Cunningham. He married Dorothy Parks Aug. 31, 1935.

       He is survived by his wife; three sons and three daughters, Roy Cunningham, Amherst, Bill Cunningham, Duane Cunningham, Marietta, Mrs. Joseph (Ellen) Best, Marietta, Mrs. Thomas (Kay) Fouss, Waterford, Mrs. Gary (Mary) Lane, Amherst; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil Cunningham and Howard Cunningham, Harrietsville; four sisters, Mae Ullman, Mt Vernon, Mrs. George (Nola) Wilson, Columbus, Mrs. Clyde (Elsie) Crum, Caldwell, Mrs. Bill (Clara) Lee, Alliance.

        He was employed by Marietta Concrete for many years and also by the city of Marietta.

        Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home with burial in Road Fork Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

 

Cunningham, Margaret Cunningham nee Froehlich

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Mrs. Margaret Froehlich Cunningham, 60, of 5620 Clearspring Road, Baltimore, Maryland, died Thursday morning, February 21, 1974, at five o’clock in Greater Baltimore Medical Center, after a several months’ illness.

       Born July 13, 1913, in Barnesville, she was the daughter of the late William and Matilda Burkhart Froehlich.

       Mrs. Cunningham was a graduate of Barnesville High School of Nursing, Wheeling. For a number of years, she was on the nursing staffs of Union Memorial Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center where more recently she had done private duty nursing.

       Surviving are her husband, Kenneth W. Cunningham, Sr.; two daughters, Mrs. John  (Mary) Kendall, of Fallston, Maryland, and Miss Patti Cunningham, of the home, a student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland Branch in Baltimore; two sons, Matthew S. Cunningham, II of Lutherville, Maryland, and Kenneth Cunningham, Jr., of Paradise, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Matthew, Mark and Christopher Cunningham, of Lutherville, Becky and Jay Kendall, of Fallston.

       Friends were received at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Friday afternoon and evening. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday morning at ten o’clock in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Baltimore.

       In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be directed to the Cancer fund.

       In Baltimore due to Mrs. Cunningham’s death were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rausch, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Conner and Miss Hilda Rausch, of Woodsfield, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Froehlich and Mrs. Edward Froehlich, of Barnesville.

                     

Curtis, Leota Curtis nee Dowell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Leota Dowell Curtis, 84, life-long Summerfield resident, died Wednesday morning, July 31, 1974, at 9:15 o’clock, at the Summit Acres Nursing Home at Caldwell, after an extended illness.

       She was born in Summerfield, September 12, 1889, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Archer Dowell.

       Mrs. Curtis was formerly employed with the telephone company and post office in Summerfield for many years. She was a member of the Summerfield United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret  Brucker, of Hebron; one grandson, John A. Jacobs, of North Street, Michigan; two great granddaughters; and two sisters, Mrs. Madge Davis, of Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, and Mrs. Lillian Curtis, of Caldwell.

       Her husband, Luther L. Curtis, of Caldwell preceded her in death in 1918.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Brubach Funeral Home at Summerfield, with Rev. Carl F. Harbour officiating. Burial was in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Danford, Forrest H. Danford

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 18, 1974

       Forrest H. Danford, 89, of Summerfield, Route 1, (Whigville), a retired farmer, died Friday afternoon, April 12, 1974, at 12:30 o’clock, in Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, where he had been a patient several days.

       Born at Kith, July 25, 1884, he was a son of the late Samuel and Ursula Wilson Danford.

       Mr. Danford was a member of the Whigville United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 425, F. & A.M. he was a long-time resident of the Whigville community.

       Surviving are six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

       His wife, Minnie West Danford, whom he married December 27, 1907, preceded him in death February 28, 1974. One brother, Earl Danford, and one daughter Clarice Guiler, are also deceased.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the Brubach Funeral Home at Summerfield, with Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Danford, Minnie O. Danford nee West

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Minnie O. Danford, 91, of Whigville, died Thursday morning, February 28, 1974, at 10:30 o’clock in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, where she was a patient several days.

       A life resident of Whigville, she was born October 27, 1882, a daughter of William H. and Emeretta Eagon West.

       Mrs. Danford was a member of the Whigville United Methodist Church.

       Survivors include her husband, Forrest H. Danford, whom she married December 27, 1907; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

       A daughter, Clarice Guiler, and a brother preceded her in death.

       Services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Brubach Funeral Home at Summerfield, with Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Eastern cemetery at Summerfield.

 

Davis, Mary Catherine Davis nee Malone

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Mrs. Mary Catherine Davis, 80, of New Matamoras, died Thursday evening, Sept. 26, 1974, at 8:15 o’clock, in Grant Hospital.

       She was born November 28, 1893, in Bloomfield, a daughter of Grant and Eliza Bowersock Malone.

       Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, New Matamoras.

       Surviving are three sons, Raymond Davis, of Henderson, Nevada; Willard Davis, of Boise, Idaho, and Eugene Davis, of Fairbanks, Alaska; eight daughters, Mrs. Paul Minnis and Mrs. John Baily, of New Cumberland, W. Va.; Mrs. Charles Bardine, of East Sparta; Mrs. Robert Ward, of Henderson, Nevada; Mrs. Donald Sparks, of DeLand, Florida; Mrs. Raymond Nichlos, of Carrollton; Mrs. Richard Brown, of New Matamoras, and Mrs. Robert Ligget, of Boulder City, Nevada; forty-two grandchildren; sixty-two great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Householder, of Indianhead, Maryland and two brothers, Archie Malone, of Hartford, Conneticut, and Richard Malone, of Wellsville.

       Her husband, Elmer Davis, preceded her in death.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the New Matamoras Nazarene Church. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery with the Lee Headley Funeral Home, of New Matamoras in charge.

 

Davis, Merle L. Davis

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Merle L. Davis, 51, of 523 Evans Avenue, Akron, Ohio, formerly of Somerton, died Friday night, February 22, 1974, in Akron Medical Center after a brief illness.

       He was born May 30, 1922, near Somerton, the son of Mrs. Golda Saffle Davis of Somerton, and the late William Davis.

       Mr. Davis was a member of the Somerton Church of Christ. He was a veteran of World War II, and had been employed at the Atlantic Foundry in Akron for twenty-four years.

       Surviving besides his mother, are his wife, Marjorie Hupp Davis; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Baker, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mrs. Larry Julian, of Akron; two granddaughters, Audrey Baker and Michele Julian; six brothers, Ralph Davis and Marvin Davis, of Lancaster; Stanley Davis of Woodsfield; Melvin Davis, of Akron; Roger Davis, of Cadiz, and Hillis Davis, of Somerton; four sisters, Mrs. John Rorrer and Mrs. Robert Vorhees, of Akron; Mrs. Donald Phillips, of Beallsville, and Mrs. Donald Bunfill, of Somerton, and several nieces and nephews.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Sunday, where services were held in their chapel on Monday afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. Gail Smith, of the Somerton United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Unity Cemetery, on Sardis, Route 1.

 

Day, Mint Day nee Carrick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Mrs. Mint Day, 97, of Canton, a former resident of Stafford, died Saturday evening, January 19, 1974, at 9:45 o’clock, in Aultman Hospital at Canton after a brief illness.

       She was born March 18, 1884, in Middlebourne, W.Va., the daughter of John and Rebecca Miller Carrick.

       Mrs. Day was a member of the United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Josie O. DeLong, of Woodsfieldd, and Mrs. Ina B. Holland, of Canton; two sons, Paul Day, of Woodsfield, and Sheridan Day, Jr., of Canton; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheridan Day, in 1958; two daughters, four sons, four sisters and four brothers.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford with Rev. Thomas Clark officiating. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery.

 

Decker, Clyde Decker

Barnesville Enterprise, Barnesville, Ohio, dated, April 21, 2004

       Clyde Decker, 85, of Beallsville, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Monroe County, a son of the late Ora and Myrta Taylor Decker.

       He was a member of the Captina Church of Christ and a retired employee of Monroe County where he served as the first driver of the Senior Citizen’s van.

       In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his son, Carlos; his grandson, Kevin Warren, and his son-in-law, Roger Warren.

       Surviving are his wife, Eva Reed Decker; a daughter, Carol Warren of Beallsville; his daughter-in-law, Eloise Decker of Canal Fulton; his brother, Lloyd (Hazel) Decker of East Sparta; three grandsons, Eric (Teresa) Warren of Shadyside, Brad (Sonya) Warren of Columbus and Cody Decker of Cananl Fulton; four great-grandchildren, Stacy, Derek, Dylan and Taylor Warren; several nieces and nephews.

       Visitation was held Friday at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services were held Saturday. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

DeLong, William DeLong

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 25, 1974

       The body of William DeLong, 27, New Matamoras resident who drowned April 4, was discovered floating in the locks at Beavertown Dam and was removed from the water about 9:30 Monday.

       Dam employes sighted the body, which was taken from the river by employes of Lee Hadley Funeral Home, Matamoras. A Washington County sheriff’s deputy was present.

       DeLong drowned when he attempted to step into a small skiff during heavy winds. An employe of Ohio River Sand & Gravel Co., Parkersburg, he was leaving a company boat, “The New Martinsville,” when the accident occurred. He was reportedly unable to swim and was not wearing a life vest.

       The body was taken to Lee Hadley Funeral Home, where arrangements are incomplete.

 

DeLong, William Edward DeLong  2nd obit

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       Funeral services for William Edward DeLong, 27, of New Matamoras, were held Wednesday morning, April 24th, at ten o’clock in the Lee Hadley Funeral Home, at New Matamoras Cemetery.

       The body of Mr. Delong, who fell into the Ohio River April 4 as he attempted to step into a skiff from a boat, “The New Martinsville,” was recovered at Beavertown Lock & Dam Monday morning, April 22nd.

       He was born February 19, 1947, in Parkersburg, W. Va., a son of Charles H. and Lavada Baxter DeLong. He was an Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 378, New Matamoras.

       In 1969, he married Mary Ann DeLong, who survives with two sons, William E. Jr. and Christopher M. both of the home.

       Three sisters survive, Mrs. Judy Wolfe, of Alexandria, Virginia; Miss Bonnie J. DeLong, of New Matamoras, and Mrs. Katherine Amatrano, of Tampa, Florida.

 His parents reside in New Matamoras.

 

DeLong,Walter F. DeLong

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 13, 1974

       Word has been received of the death of Walter Franklin DeLong, who passed away May 28, 1974, at St. Vincent Hospital in Hollywood, California.

       He was born at Lewisville, Ohio, March 21, 1905, the oldest son of the late Jesse and Minnie DeLong, of Woodsfield.

       Surviving are a son, Richard DeLong, and one grandson of Indianapolis, Indiana; five sisters, Mrs. Alberta Spiekey, of Hollywood, California; Mrs. Viola Moffett, of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Stella Berry, of Moundsville, W. Va., and Mrs. Elizabeth Parks, of Marr, Ohio, and Mrs. Margaret Cox, of Navarre, Ohio, and four brothers, Herbert DeLong, of Columbus, Ohio; Russell DeLong, Summit, Mississippi; Robert Delong of Lansing, Michigan, and Clyde DeLong, of Woodsfield.

       He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Harry DeLong, of Woodsfield.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, June 3rd, at 2:30 o’clock, in the Pierce Bros. Funeral Home at Hollywood, California. Burial was in South Hill memorial cemetery, Hollywood.

 

DeLongo, Frances DeLongo nee Sawyers

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 12, 1974

       Mrs. Frances DeLongo, 70, of 101 Pine Street, Powhatan Point, died early Tuesday morning, April 23, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       She was born in Wheeling, W. Va., November 1, 1903, a daughter of the late Jacob and Lena Sawyers.

       Mrs. DeLongo was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Powhatan.

       Surviving  are her husband, Tony DeLongo; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Shirley) Kish, of Powhatan; Mrs. Maxine Stungis, of San Jose, California, and Mrs. Sara Lee Kostecka, of Tiltonsville; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Koloski, of Clarington, and Mrs. Vernice Newman, of Dayton; one brother, Leo Sawyers, and three grandchildren.

       A funeral Mass was held Thursday morning at ten o’clock in St. John Vianney Church. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

DeVault, Albert N. DeVault

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times Leader; 18 May 1974

        Albert N. DeVault, 84, RD 1, Sunset Heights, Bridgeport, died Friday at Martins Ferry Hospital.  He was born April 29, 1890, son of Moses N. and Katheryn Powell DeVault.

        He was a retired carpenter.  He was preceded in death by two wives, Laura May Woods DeVault in 1926, and Bessie May Morris DeVault in 1965.

        Surviving are one son, Earl DeVault, Sunset Heights; one brother, John of Tucson, Ariz.

        Friends will be received at Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, after 7 this evening, where services will be Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. D. Larry Kline officiating.  Burial in Farmington Cemetery, Farmington.

 

Diehl, Donald F. Diehl

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 3, 1974

       Donald F. Diehl, 57, of 108 North Paul Street, Woodsfield, died Friday evening, December 28, 1973, in Barnesville Hospital.

       He was born in Woodsfield, June 7, 1898, the son of the late Frank and Anne Pope Diehl.

       Mr. Diehl was a merchant in Woodsfield for the past 54 years, and was president of The Citizens National Bank of Woodsfield since 1945. He was a member of the Woodsfield United Methodist Church; Monroe Lodge No. 189, F. & A.M., Woodsfield; Scottish Rite of Cambridge, and Aladdin Shrine, of Columbus.

       Surviving are his wife, Laura Busch Diehl; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas R. (Margaret Anne) Robinson, of Barnesville; one son, James David Diehl, of Woodsfield, and five grandchildren.

       He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Diehl, of Cambridge.

       Services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel with Rev. George Bender officiating.

       Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Dixon, Gertrude Dixon nee Shapley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Mrs. Gertrude S. Dixon, 87, of 316 Gilman Street, Marietta, died in Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Beverly, at 8:30 o’clock, Friday morning, July 26, 1974.

       She was born in New Matamoras, May 26,

 1887, a daughter of Marshall and Rebecca Hackathorn Shapley.

       She was married to Henry Dixon, who died October 13, 1974. Mrs. Dixon was a member of the Gilman United Methodist Church, Marietta.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Plubell, of Dallas, Texas; one grandson, Harry Plubell, of Lewisburg, Pa., and one brother, Edward Shapley, of Marietta.

       Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in Cawley and Sons Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, New Matamoras.

 

Drum, Sylvia Drum nee Stephens

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. Sylvia Stephens Drum, 81, of 49 Chapel Road, Bethlehem, Wheeling, West Virginia, died Sunday, March 24, 1974, at Peterson Hospital, Wheeling.

       Mrs. Drum was a former resident of Monroe County. She was a 50-year member of the First Christian Church, Wheeling.

       Surviving are her husband, Vernon E. Drum; one son, James D. Drum, of Wheeling; one brother, Clarence Stephens, of Shelby, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Baker, of Strasburg, Ohio; Miss Lucy Stephens and Miss Dorothy Stephens, of Columbus.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 27th, at two o’clock, in the First Christian Church. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

 

Durbin, Mary Lou Durbin, nee Lancaster

Source:  The Martins Ferry [Ohio] Times; 18 Sep 1974

        Mrs. Mary Lou Durbin, 49, 625 Commerce St., Wellsburg, W. Va., native of Martins Ferry, died Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital.  She was born in Martins Ferry* Oct. 20, 1924, a daughter of Wiley and Gladys Mercer Lancaster.

        She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

        Surviving in addition to her parents of Paden City, W. Va., are her husband, Leroy Durbin; one daughter, Mrs. Denna Brewster of Fort Campbell, Ky.; two sons, Wiley Guy of the home and Calvin of Wellsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Dennis and Miss Opal Lancaster, both of Middlebourne, W. Va., and Mrs. Janet Cline of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren.

        Friends will be received at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, W. Va., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

*Submitter's Note:  The marriage records for Mary Lou and her three sisters all say they were born in Middlebourne, Tyler Co., West Virginia.  The family resided in Ellsworth District of Tyler County in the 1930 census.

 

Earley, Dick Earley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       Dick Earley, 20, son of Tolbert and Mary McDougal Earley, of 401 East Rose Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, was killed instantly on Saturday, November 30th, when he fell 100 feet from a cliff while on a camping trip in the mountains.

       Dick was born at Woodsfield on May 24, 1954.

       Surviving besides his parents, are two sisters, Jeannie and Ruthie, and one brother, Jeffrey, of Phoenix, and two half-brothers, Robert D. Earley, of Salem, W. Va., and Dr. Don Earley, of New Martinsville, W.Va.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock in Phoenix.

 

Eckstein, Ward Eckstein

Source:  The Salem [Ohio] News; 8 Apr 1974

        Ward Eckstein, 75, of 1215 Jennings Ave. died Sunday at 1:45 a.m. in Community Hospital East following a lengthy illness.

        Born Nov. 11, 1898, in Salem, he was the son of Frank and Mary Ward Eckstein.  He was the owner of Buckeye Auto Sales in Beloit and for many years owned various auto agencies in Salem at various times.

        He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  He married Mary Baxter Meissner in 1946, and she survives.

        Also surviving are two sons, Thirl of Salem and Ward, Jr. of Columbiana, a stepson, James Meissner of East Palestine; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  One daughter and a brother died earlier.

        Private services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Ickes Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Blank officiating.  Burial will be in Gandview Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Eddy, Thomas A. Eddy, Sr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 28, 1974

       Thomas A. Eddy, Sr., 79, of Route 3, Dover, Ohio, died Monday, March 11, 1974, in Union Hospital at Dover after an extended illness.

       Born in Monroe County, he was the son of Thomas J. and Ethelinda Battan Eddy.

       Mr. Eddy was foreman at Robinson Clay Products until 1955, and with the American Vitrified Products until 1961. He also, served as custodian at Dover Public Library until 1972.

       He was a member of the New Philadelphia Church of Christ, and was a veteran of World War I.

       Surviving are one son, Thomas A. Eddy, Jr., of Route 3, Dover; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) Lockhart, of East Liverpool; Mrs. Clyde (Adda) Norris, of Woodsfield, and Miss Nell Eddy, of Lansing, Michigan; one brother, Darrell Eddy, of Canton, and one grandson.

       He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Lallathin Eddy, in 1970; three brothers and one sister.

       Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14th, in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home at Dover, with Minister Warren F. Kenney officiating. Burial was in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens.

 

Elerick, David R. Elerick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       David R. Elerick, 81, of 101 Pine Street, Powhatan Point, died early Tuesday March 26, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born at Fairpoint, October 2, 1892, a son of the late Isaiah and Loretta Graham Elerick.

       Mr. Elerick was a retired superintendent of No. 2 Mine of North American Coal Co. He was a member of Powhatan Masonic Lodge 105, was a 32d Degree Mason, a member of Steubenville Consistory and the Osiris Temple of the Shrine of Wheeling.

       Surviving are his wife, Minnie Malone Elerick; one son, Henry Elerick, of Powhatan Point; one daughter, Mrs. Hester Ward, of Martins Ferry; four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Friday morning at eleven o’clock in the Gibson-Bauknecht Funeral Home, Powhatan, with Rev. A. E. Leonard officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Elliott, Lucille V. Elliott

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       In memory of Lucille V. Elliott, our mother, who passed away three years ago today, December 5, 1971.

                      We did not know the pain you had

                      Or hear your final sigh,

                      We only know you went away

                      Without a last good-bye.

 .

                      God gave us the strength to face it

                      And courage to bear the blow

                      But what it meant to lose you Mom

                      No one will ever know.

 .

                      Some may think we have forgotten

                      When at times they see us smile,

                      But only God Knows the heartache

                      That we bear all the while.

       Missed by her children, Pat, Mary, Terry, Judy, Harriet and their families.

 

Emerick, Charles W. Emerick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28th, for Charles W. Emerick, 82, former resident of Wingett Run, in the Spencer Funeral Home, at Belpre. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery.

       Mr. Emerick died Sunday, March 24, 1974.

       Surviving are one son, Robert E. Emerick, of Marietta; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Trogler, in California; Mrs. Minta Wilson, of Duncan Falls; Mrs. Jane Hall, of Baltimore, Maryland; Mrs. Betty Lewis, of Wheeling, W. Va., and Mrs. Mary Brown, of Chandlersville; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Lucas, of Belpre.

       Mr. Emerick’s wife, Ruth, and one son preceded him in death.

 

English, Clayton Eugene English

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Clayton Eugene English, 63, of 945 Blossom Lane, Zanesville, Ohio, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, December 15, 1973 at 2:40 o’clock in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, of a massive heart embolus, culminating a seventeen day illness of pneumonia.

       Born in Lewisville, Ohio July 30, 1910, he was a son of Fred and Lily Johnson English. He was employed for many years in the F. R. Billman store in Lewisville. In 1944 he became an agent for the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies which later became Nationwide Insurance Company; and would soon have completed thirty years of service with the company.

       In 1951 he became a District Sales Manager for Nationwide Insurance Companies with his office in Marietta, Ohio. In January of 1968 he was transferred as District Sales Manager to the Zanesville District. In 1969 a Nationwide Insurance Agency became available in Zanesville. He acquired this agency which he had operated since that time.

       Mr. English was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Zanesville; Stafford Lodge No. 300, F. and A. M.; Caldwell Council 121 Royal and Select Masters; Cumberland Chapter 116 Royal Arch Masons; Cambridge Commandery No. 47; Aladdin Temple, Zavi Shrine Club and The Trowel Club.

       Surviving are his wife, Fay Franklin English, whom he married November 11, 1933; two daughters, Mrs. Judith Nay, of Cleveland; and Mrs. Judith Harker, of Medina; two grandchildren, Lee and Wendy Harker; two step-brothers, Robert and Hoy Grubb, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Talmadge English, of Columbus.

       A brother is deceased.

       Services were held Sunday evening at nine o’clock in the Bryan Funeral Home at Zanesville with Rev. Lewis E. Bell officiating. On Monday the body was taken to the Gardner Funeral Home in Woodsfield where services were held at one-thirty o’clock Monday afternoon, with Rev. James C. Gardner officiating.

       Burial was in Friendship Cemetery at Lewisville.

 

Esa, Frederick A. Esa

Source: Cleveland Press;  Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #107; Jan 8 1974

Notes: Esa. Frederick A. Esa, age 54, devoted husband of Irene (nee Selbel), dear father of Carole Ann Moore, Robert, Kathleen Fritz of Colorado, Mary Smith and Charna, grandfather of four, beloved son of Mary (nee Zeller) and the late Frederick, brother of Beatrice Horn, Dearharn, Charlotte DiStafane, Ruth Baker and June Hogue. Funeral services Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10 A.M. at The Yurch Funeral Home, 1111 Fairfield Ave. Rev. Gordon Major officiating. Interment West Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M.

 

Ewing, Martha M. Ewing

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. Martha M. Ewing, 94, of 1224 Sparhawk Avenue, Akron, died Wednesday, July 24, 1974, at Pine Valley Manor Hursing [sic-Nursing] Home.

       Born in Woodsfield, Ohio, Mrs. Ewing had lived in Akron sixty years.

       Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Barbara Angle, of Akron; Mrs. Martha VanSlyke, of Cuyahoga Falls, and Curt Wagner, of Akron; three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Hannahs, of Quaker City, and one brother, Blaine Markey, of New Concord.

       Private services were held Friday at the Hennessy Funeral Home in Akron. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Akron.

 

Flannery, Eva Brobson Flannery

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Mrs. Eva Brobson Flannery, 84, of 99 Incline Avenue, Mozart, W. Va., died Thursday, November 21, 1974.

       Mrs. Flannery was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling.

       Surviving are one son, Martin Flannery, of Hannibal; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Bartsch, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. David Young, of West Liberty, W. Va.; one sister, Mrs. Binah Gribble, of Columbus; and eleven grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Monday morning at ten o’clock in the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, Wheeling. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

 

Foraker, Mary Frances Foraker nee Eckelberry  2nd obit

News Clipping, dated, 1974

       The Angel of Death has entered our home and taken from us our dear mother, Mary Frances Foraker.

       A daughter of Isaac and Ada Cline Eckleberry, she was born February 8, 1888, at Jericho, and departed this life February 28, 1974, at Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Beverly, Ohio, at the age of 86 years and twenty days.

       On March 25, 1905, she was married to Oliver Perry (Doc) Foraker, who preceded her in death on July 12, 1972.

       Surviving are one son, Earnest Foraker, of Doylestown, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Wilma) Hupp, of Graysville; Mrs. Bernard (Ruth) Payne, of Rinard Mills, and Mrs. Opal Wilcox, of Marietta; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Letha Buegel, of Lewisville; Mrs. Florence Foraker, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Audrey Petty, of Randolph, Ohio.

       Four brothers, two sisters and two great grandchildren preceded her in death.

       Mrs. Foraker was a member of the Christian Union Church at Jericho.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 3, 1974, at two o’clock, in the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Moran officiating. Burial was in Greenbrier Cemetery, near Graysville, to await the Resurrection Morn.

                      Not till the m is silent

                      And the shuttles cease to fly,

                      Shall God unroll the curtain

                      And explain the reason why.

                      There is love that comforts,

                      There is a light that leads,

                      There is a Heavenly Father

                      Who understands our needs.

                             Card of Thanks

We, the families of Mary Frances Foraker, wish to thank the Fairview Nursing Home at Beverly, Ohio, and all the staff for the wonderful care they gave our mother in her stay there. We also, want to thank all our friends, neighbors and loved ones who brought food, sent cards and flowers, called comforting words and helped in anyway at a time of sorrow to all of us; Bauer and Turner Funeral Home for their kind services, and Rev. William Moran for his comforting words. All these acts of kindness will never be forgotten. May God bless all of you.

                                                                                                       THE FAMILY

 

Foraker, Mary Frances Foraker nee Eckelberry

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Mary Frances Foraker, 86, of Graysville, Star Route, died Thursday afternoon, February 28, 1974, in the Fairview Nursing Home at Beverly, Ohio.

       She was born February 8, 1888, at Jericho, Monroe County, a daughter of the late Isaac and Ada Cline Eckleberry.

       Mrs. Foraker was a member of the Christian Union Church at Jericho.

       Surviving are one son, Ernest Foraker, of Doylestown, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Hupp, of Graysville; Mrs. Ruth Payne, of Rinard Mills, and Mrs. Opal Wilcox, of Marietta; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Foraker, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Leatha Buegel, of Lewisville; and Mrs. Audrey Petty, of Randollph, Ohio.

Her husband, Oliver P. Foraker, died July 12, 1972.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, in the Bauer and Turner Chapel, with Rev. William Moran officiating. Burial was in Greenbrier Cemetery, near Graysville.

 

Francis, Erna (Lottie) Francis

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Mrs. Erna (Lottie) Francis, 77, of St. Mary’s, W. Va., died Wednesday, December 18, 1974, in Turtle Creek Convalescent Center, Parkersburg, W. Va.

       She was born January 19, 1896, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Shingleton Huggins.

       Mrs. Francis was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of NABA for fifty-four years, and a member of Rebekah Lodge.

       Her husband, James M. Francis; two daughters, two sons and one brother preceded her in death.

       Surviving are five daughters and two sons, Dorothy Cronin, of Williamstown, W. Va., Helen Pethel and Jack D. Francis, of Marietta; Faynelle Rea, of Belmont, W. Va.; Ruth Pryor and June Harris, of Newport, and Bruce D. Francis, of Beallsville; thirty-seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren and two brothers, Homer Huggins, of Canton, and Glen Huggins, in California.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Ruttencutter Funeral Home at St. Marys. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at St. Mary’s.

 

Freitag, Sanford S. Freitag

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 5, 1974

       Sanford S. Freitag, 70, of Broadmoor Drive, Dayton, formerly of Monroe County, Ohio, died Friday night, August 30, 1974, in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.

       He was born at Miltonsburg, Ohio, April 1, 1904, the son of the late John and Anna Claus Freitag.

       Mr. Freitag was a retired sheet metal worker.

       Surviving are his wife, Martha Freitag; one son, Gene Freitag, of Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Brooks, of Las Vegas, Nevada; six grandchildren and one brother, Freeman Freitag, of Cleveland.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel, Woodsfield, with Rev. Marshall Cook officiating. Burial was in Middle Church Cemetery near Lewisville.

 

Fulton, Charles E. Fulton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Col. Charles E. Fulton who served more than 33˝  years in CCC Camps, Army and the Air Force died Saturday, January 5, 1974, at the City Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

       Col. Fulton lived at 313 Medina Line Road. Born in Woodsfield, Ohio, July 1, 1907, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. William Everett Fulton, of Woodsfield, Ohio.

His parents moved to Suffield, then to Akron. Col. Fulton was commissioned in the Army in 1929 after graduating from the University of Akron. He served in the CCC Camps Army and later in the Air Force until he retired in 1960.

       He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepard Methodist Church and the Barberton Elks.

       He leaves his wife, Rieta M. Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Terrie Lynn Brubacher, of Akron; a son, Robert P. Fulton, also of Akron; a step-daughter, Mrs. Judith B. Howell, of Freeport, Illinois; a step-son, Rudolph Belohlavek of Copley, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Flower, of Akron; one brother, Hubert A. Fulton, of Bath; and eight grandchildren.

       A brother, Dr. Robert Fulton, is deceased.

       Memorial services were held at 2:00 o’clock on Monday afternoon, January 7th, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The family received relatives and friends after the services. There were no calling hours. The body will be cremated. Billows Fairlawn Chapel is handling the arrangements.

       Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd or to the Heart Fund.

 

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, January 17, at the Mallett Funeral Home in Stafford with Rev. Lenley Addis officiating. Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery.

       CARD OF THANKS—The family wishes to thank one and all for words of condolence, all deeds of kindness and help shown during his illness and at the time of his death.

 

Gallagher, Lawrence T. Gallagher 

News Clipping, dated, 1974

       Lawrence T. Gallagher, 83, of Barnesville, a retired painter, died Saturday night, April 13, 1974, at 11:15 o’clock, in a Cambridge hospital.

       He was born in Belmont County, October 1, 1890, a son of the late John and Mary Mossburg Gallagher.

       Mr. Gallagher was a member of the Church of the Assumption and its Holy Name Society, Barnesville; Loyal Order of Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2792, Barnesville, and was an honorary member of Veterans of World War I, Barnesville Barracks 3221. He was a veteran of World War I.

       Surviving are his wife, Emma Gallagher, of Beallsville, Route 2; three sons, Gilbert Gallagher and Donald Gallagher, of Canton, and Larry Gallagher of Junction City; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Miller, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Willis (Rosalie) Carpenter, of Beallsville, Route 2; two brothers, John Gallagher, of Barberton, and James W. Gallagher, of Barnesville, Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Oma Carpenter, of Barnesville, and Mrs. Elma Stephens, of Woodsfield; one half-brother, Hila Carpenter, of Barnesville; thirty-one grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren.

       Mass of the Resurrection was held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock, at the Church of the Assumption, with Rev. John Reardon officiating. Burial was in the Assumption Cemetery, with the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home, of Barnesville, in charge.

 

Gates, Delbert Gates

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 28, 1974

       Delbert gates, 82, of Route 3, Beallsville, died Sunday morning, March 24, 1974, at 1:10 o’clock, in Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, after an extended illness.

       He was born in Beallsville, December 3, 1891, a son of the late Morgan and Mary C. Steiner Gates.

       Mr. Gates was a member of the Captina Church of Christ, and a retired farmer and sawmill operator.

       Surviving are his wife, Laura Taylor Gates; three sons, Roy T. Gates, of Akron; Lester R. Gates, of West Jefferson, and Carl W. Gates, of Hondo, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Erma Riley, of Gahanna, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Captina Church of Christ with Evangelist Paul Casebolt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Harper & Campbell Funeral Home, of Beallsville, in charge.

 

Gatten, Elizabeth Gatten nee Schafer

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 25, 1974

       Mrs. Elizabeth Gatten, 72, of Fulton Hill, Route 4, Bellaire, died Thursday afternoon, April 18, 1974, at four o’clock, at her home.

       She was born in Neffs, August 10, 1901, a daughter of the late George C. and Ivy J. Pugh Schafer.

       Mrs. Gatten was a member of the Church of Christ at Jerusalem.

       Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Vera) Keyser, also of Fulton Hill.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfield Gatten, in 1963; one brother, Dr. Earl Schafer, and one sister, Mrs. Freda Baker.

       Funeral services were held Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home at Bellaire. Additional services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Jerusalem Church of Christ, with Minister Everett Kemp officiating at both services. Burial was in Jerusalem Cemetery.

 

Gay, Roy T. Gay

Source:  The South Bend [Indiana] Tribune; 11 Mar 1974

        Roy T. Gay, 65, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of South Bend, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Colorado Springs.  He was born in Streetor, Ill. on March 18, 1908 and had lived in South Bend from 1939 to 1970, when he moved to Colorado Springs.  He was the chief ______________ * & E. Trucking Co. of South Bend for 25 years.

        In 1939, in Danville, Ill., he married Betty Jane Roth, who died in 1963.  In 1964, he married Eleanor Daugherty, who survives.

        Also surviving are a son, Albert of South Bend; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Reyniers of South Bend and Mrs. Muriel Shields of Clearwater, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Rosemary Doyle of Mishawaka; several nieces and nephews and four stepsons, Maj. William Daughterty with the U. S. Air Force in Colorado Springs, Lt. Dennis Daugherty of Randolph Air Force Base, University City, Tex., Thomas of North Liberty and John of South Bend.

        Services will be in Colorado Springs, where arrangements are incomplete at the Chapel of Memory Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund. 

        Mr. Gay was a member of Teamsters Local 364 and the South Bend Eagles Aerie 435.

*Submitter's Note:  The print on my copy of the obituary was illegible at this point.

 

Gillespie, Anna S. Gillespie nee Shriver

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Anna S. Gillespie, 92, of 156 Fifteenth Street, Wheeling, West Virginia, died Sunday, March 3, 1974, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling.

       She was born in Monroe County, July 7, 1881, a daughter of the late Abraham and Ellen Conley Shriver.

       Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the National Road Church of Christ of Wheeling; and a retired employe of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Wheeling.

       Surviving are one son, Mancel C. Gillespie, of Wheeling, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Truex, of Beallsville.

       Her husband, Thomas W. Gillespie, preceded her in death in August, 1960.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock in the McCoy Chapel, Wheeling, with Mr. Ted Norton officiating. Burial was in High Ridge Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Gillis, Paul Gillis

News Clipping, dated, November 28, 1974

       Paul Gillis, 59, of Lewisville, Route 2, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday morning, November 20, 1974, at 5:30 o’clock of an apparent heart attack.

       He was born in New Cumberland, W. Va., August 15, 1915, a son of the late William A. and Catherine Hunter Gillis.

       Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lowman Gillis; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Gish, of Canton, and Mrs. Kathryn  Crissinger, of New Cumberland, W. Va.; five sons, Paul Gillis, Jr., of Rootstown; Dale Gillis, of Stafford; Carl Gillis, of Mantua; William Gillis and Norman Gillis, of Canton; three stepsons, Arthur Oblisk, of Warren; Jerry Oblisk, stationed with the United States Army in Germany, and Bernard Oblisk, of Stafford; twenty-one grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and two brothers, Jesse Gillis and Walter Gillis of Toronto.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

 

Goddard, Guy Goddard

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Guy Goddard, 77, of Cove Road, Powhatan Point, died Wednesday, January 16, 1974, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born at Key, July 15, 1896, a son of the late Harry and Lydia Yocum Goddard.

       Mr. Goddard was a member of the Clover Ridge Christian Church, a veteran of World War I, a member of Moriah Masonic Chapter, was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite of Steubenville, and a retired carpenter.

       Surviving are his wife, Eula Albus Goddard; one daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Dolly) VanDyne, of Jersey Shore, Pa.; one son, William Russell Goddard, of Ashland, Ohio; one step-son, Harold Albus, of Powhatan Point; three brothers, Russell Goddard, of Beallsville; Carl Goddard, of Alledonia, and Vernon Goddard, of Bridgeport; five sisters, Mrs. Hazel Kirby, of Beallsville; Mrs. Golda Chambers, Mrs. Stella Ryne and Mrs. Fern Ambrose, of Moundsville, W.Va, and Mrs. Gail Rothenbuhler, of Belmont; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at three o’clock in the Toothman Chapel at Jacobsburg with Rev. Kenneth Moore officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Goff, Alton U. Goff

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       Alton U. Goff, 68, owner-operator of the Alton Goff Insurance Agency of Powhatan, died early Monday, March 18, 1974, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       Born in Martins Ferry, July 1, 1905, a son of the late Ross and Minnie Duff Goff, he resided on Route 1, Powhatan.

       Mr. Goff was a member of the Scotch Ridge Presbyterian Church, a retired school teacher, having taught for twenty-nine years in the Powhatan-York and Washington Township public schools, and had been an insurance agent for thirty-nine years.

       Surviving are his wife, Violet Haught Goff; five sons, Nelson, Michael, Roscoe and Douglas Goff, of Powhatan, and Larry Goff, of Armstrong Mills; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Weltha) Baker, of Powhatan, and Mrs. Ethel Perkins, of Lake Zurich, Illinois; eighteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Goff, of Bellaire; Roscoe Goff, of Wadsworth, and Myron Goff, of Mt. Pleasant, and five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Murray and Miss Hannah Goff, of Martins Ferry; Mrs. Marjorie Finney and Mrs. Gertrude Thoburn, of Harrisville, and Mrs. Pauline Ekey, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

       One son, Edgar; two daughters; Florence and Phyllis Goff, and three brothers, Harry, Albert and Stanley Goff, preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Toothman Chapel at Jacobsburg. Burial was in Armstrongs Cemetery, Armstrongs Mills.

 

Goodhart, Bay Samuel Goodhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 19, 1974

       Bay Samuel Goodhart, 64, of Quaker City, died Tuesday morning, September 10, 1974, at 11:50 o’clock, in a Cambridge Hospital.

       He was born in Monroe County, February 7, 1910, a son of the late John and Rachel Carpenter Goodhart.

       Mr. Goodhart was a retired farmer.

       Surviving are his wife, Eva C. Goodhart; four sons, Samuel Goodhart, of North Robinson, Ohio; Kenneth Goodhart, of Quaker City; Ronald Goodhart, of Waterford, California, and Gary Goodhart, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. William (Kay) Flynn, of Quaker City; eight grandchildren, and one brother, Patterson Goodhart, of Athens.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville with Evangelist Kenneth Frazier officiating. Burial was in Calais Cemetery.

 

Graham, Luther O. Graham

LKP#4

       In Memory of-Luther O. Graham

       Born-January 2, 1904

       Date of Death-February 10, 1974

       Services from-Barkdull Funeral Home

                    Wednesday, February 13, 19741:30 p.m.

       Clergyman officiating-Rev. James E. Magaw

              Trinity United Methodist Church

       Final Resting Place-Oakland Cemetery, Tiro, Ohio

       Arrangements-Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby, Ohio

 

Graham, Paul T. Graham, Jr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       Services for Paul Thomas Graham, Jr., seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomas Graham, Sr., of 1738 Krumroy Road, Akron, were held Tuesday morning, November 26th, at ten o’clock, at the Prentice Funeral Home in Akron. Rev. Nelson Pamer officiated and burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron.

       The infant died Friday, November 22, 1974, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.

       Surviving besides his parents are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Donohoe, of Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Graham, of Clarington: great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vessie Donohoe, of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Red Heiser, of Mogadore; Mrs. Dessie B. Graham, of Craigsville, W. Va., and Joseph Graham. of Clay, W. Va.

 

Grimes, Isaac Harper Grimes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 21, 1974

       Isaac Harper Grimes, 91, of 426 Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, died early Sunday morning, November 17, 1974, in Barnesville Hospital, following a several days illness.

       He was born in Monroe County, October 11, 1883, a son of Thomas and Hannah Willison Grimes.

       Mr. Grimes was a retired secretary and business manager of the Woodsfield Savings and Loan Co. He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.

       Surviving are his wife, Lulu Rogers Grimes; one daughter, Miss Edwinna Grimes, of Columbus; one son, Rogers Grimes, of Santa Anna, California, and two grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel, with Minister Charles Hendershot and Minister Larry LeMasters officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Grossenbacher, Etta Grossenbacher

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 19, 1974

       Mrs. Etta Grossenbacher, 83, of 1270 Granger Road, Granger, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1974, in the Pearlview Nursing Home, Brunswick, where she had been a patient the past four years.

       Born in Sardis, she lived in Medina County since 1919. She was a member of the Granger United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are one son, Kermit Grossenbacher, of Granger; one daughter, Mrs. Regina Bolton, of San Antonio, Texas, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Douglas McKenzie, of Bristol, Tennessee.

       Her husband, Samuel Grossenbacher, preceded her in death in 1951.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Sept. 13th, at two o’clock, in the Waite & Son Memorial Home, with the Rev. Harvey Beaumont officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Akron.

 

Haas, Ernest Haas

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 4, 1974

       Ernest Haas, 78, of 721 Smith Road, Ashland, Ohio, died at his home early Monday morning, June 24th, 1974, after a short illness. He was the son of Fredrick and Hannah Milbaugh Haas, and was born November 17, 1895, at Marr.

       Mr. Haas was a resident of Ashland for the past twenty-two years. He was retired.

       He was married in 1924 to Irene Shafer, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Harold W. Haas, of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Velma) Christman, of Ashland, and Mrs. Gene (Shirley) Patterson, of Doyleston; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

       His parents, two brothers, Fred and Richard; one son, John Elmer, and three grandchildren preceded him in death.

       Mr. Haas was a member of the Church of Christ and was a veteran of World War I, having served with the U. S. Army.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Heyl Funeral Home at Ashland, with Jack Gladwill officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery.

 

Haas, Louise E. Haas nee Pitzer

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Mrs. Louise E. Haas, age 103, former resident of Warner, died Wednesday afternoon, December 18, 1974, at two o’clock, at Monterey-Yorkshire Nursing Home, Columbus.

       She was born November 16, 1871, in Noble County, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Bremer Pitzer.

       In 1897, she was married to John W. Haas, who died December 11, 1947.

       One son and two daughters survive, Elmer Haas and Mrs. Carlton (Vera) Dye, both of  Columbus, and Mrs. Lloyd (Edna) Wight, of New London. There are eight grandchildren and twenty grandchildren.

       A daughter, Mrs. Laura Matz, one great-grandchild, two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

       Mr. Haas had lived in Warner until 1947 when she went to make her home with her children. She was confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church at Harriettsville and was a charter member of the Warner United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Ladies Alliance of the Universalist Church of Lower Salem and of the Ladies Aid of Warner United Church of Christ.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Warner United Church of Christ. Burial was in Salem Township Cemetery, Washington County.

 

Hamilton, Michael E. Hamilton

Source:  The Marion [Indiana] Chronicle Tribune; 17 Dec 1974

        GAS  CITY -- Funeral services for Michael E. Hamilton, 27, 3420 E. 550S, Gas City, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jay, Swift and Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.  The Rev Robert Harris will officiate, and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Gas City.

        He was killed in a two-car crash early Sunday on Pennsylvania Street, one mile south of Ind. 18.  The crash also claimed the life of Grant County Deputy Sheriff Milton Starkey.

        Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today.

 

Harkins, Donald L. Harkins

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 12, 1974

       Donald L. Harkins, 81, a prominent Caldwell resident, died Thursday evening, Sept. 5, 1974, at 7:27 o’clock in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, of injuries he received when he was hit by a truck while attempting to cross a street in Caldwell. The accident accurred at 2:55 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

       Mr. Harkins was born in Belle Valley, December 28, 1892, a son of the late V. E. (Ned) and Emaline Ginn Harkins.

       He spent most of his life in Caldwell retiring in January 1973 as cashier of the First National Bank in Caldwell. He had been with the bank fifty years and was a director at the time of his death.

       Mr. Harkins was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church and Noble Lodge No. 459, F. & A. M., Caldwell. He was a veteran of World War I.

       Surviving are his wife, Beatrice (Bea) Ward Harkins, of the home, 715 West Street, Caldwell, formerly of Woodsfield; one step-son, Jack Pfalzgraf, of Lewisville; three step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise Bazemore, of Silver Spring, Maryland, and one niece, Mrs. Kathryn Armstrong, of Ravenna.

       One sister, Lillian Harkins, preceded him in death in 1963.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at three o’clock in the McVay Funeral Home at Caldwell, with Pastor James Garrett officiating. Burial was in Olive Cemetery, Caldwell.

 

Harris, Bernarr C. Harris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 28, 1974

       Bernarr C. “Bennie” Harris, 65, Firestone employe, died Monday, February 18, 1974, in Akron City Hospital.

       Born in Akron, Mr. Harris, of 2851 Roanoke Avenue, Springfield Township, Akron, lived in the area all his life.

       Mr. Harris worked for Firestone forty-one years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Third Infantry Division military police.

       He was a member of American Legion Post 209, V. F. W. 8975, Forty and Eight, and Pup Tent 10.

       Surviving are his wife, Florence Harris; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Fagg, of Sardis, and Miss Laura Kay Harris, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ethel DeVaughn, of Bitely, Michigan, and four grandchildren.

       Services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the Hopkins Canton Road Chapel, Akron, with Rev. Allen G. Myers officiating. Military graveside services were held at Hillside Memorial Park.

 

Harris, Hazel Harris nee Saffell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Mrs. Hazel Harris, 60, Flushing, died Tuesday night, January 15, 1974, at 10:50 o’clock, at a Cadiz rest home.

       She was born at Neffs, July 27, 1913, a daughter of the late Alfred and Arnetta Davis Saffell.

       Mrs. Harris was a member of the Flushing United Methodist Church and the Flushing Firemen’s Auxillary.

       Surviving are one son, Larry Harris, of Flushing; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) DeMarchi, of Flushing; two brothers, Charles Saffell, of Tuscarawas, Ohio, and Ray Saffell, of New Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Bradley, of New Philadelphia; Mrs. Gail Stukey, of Alledonia, and Mrs. Jessie Bednar, of Powhatan, and three grandchildren.

       Services were held Friday afternoon at one o’clock in the Warren Funeral Home at Flushing, with Rev. Robert Merrett officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing.

 

Hawkins, John W. Hawkins

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       John W. Hawkins, Sr., 43, of  Frizzell’s Trailer Court Cambridge, Route 4, died Tuesday morning, February 26, 1974, at 5:05 o’clock at his home.

       He was born in Guernsey County, July 13, 1930, a son of Frank and Olive Foraker Hawkins.

       On July 5, 1972 he was married to Neva Dillon Ault.

       Mr. Hawkins was a station manager for Bonded Oil Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Byesville, Stop 9, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving from 1948 to 1955 in Korea and Germany.

       Surviving besides his parents and wife, are two sons, John Hawkins, Jr., serving with the U. S. Navy at York Harbor, Maine and Douglas Hawkins, of Cambridge; two step-sons, Airman First Class Bradley Ault, in Texas, and Douglas Ault, of Woodsfield; one daughter, Shonna Hawkins, of Old Washington; one step-daughter, Maria Ault, of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Brock, in Florida.

       One son preceded him in death.

       Services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock in the Thorn Funeral Home at Cambridge, with Evangelist Abe Miller officiating. Interment will be in Guernsey County Memory Gardens.

 

Hays, James Way Hays

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Funeral services were held Monday November 18th, in California, for James Way Hays, 56, of North Highlands, California, who died early Friday morning, November 15, 1974, at his home of a heart attack. Burial was in Sacramento Cemetery in California.

       Mr. Hays was born October 7, 1918, in New Matamoras, a son of James H. and Emma Way Hays.

       His mother preceded him in death.

       Mr. Hays was also a former resident of Marietta, having graduated from Marietta High School with the Class of 1940. He also graduated from the school for airplane mechanics at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois, and served with the U. S. A. F. more than twenty years.

       In 1944, he married Billie D. Pizolis, who survives with two sons, James Way Hays and Raymond Arliss Hays, both of California. His father survives and there are two brothers, Clemens Hays, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Arliss G. Hays, of Seminole, Florida. Other relatives live in New Matamoras.

 

Hendershot, Donald E. Hendershot

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       Donald E. Hendershot, 47, of 119 West Cove Drive, Powhatan, died Thursday evening, March 14, 1974, in Oakland Veterans Hospital at Pittsburg, Pa.

       He was born in Powhatan, February 26, 1927, a son of Mrs. Virginia Boltz

Hendershot.

       Mr. Hendershot was a member of the Powhatan Presbyterian Church, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Moriah Lodge No. 105, F. & A. M., and American legion Post No. 228, both of Powhatan, and had been a former employe of the No. 1 Mine of North American Coal Corp.

       Surviving, in addition to his mother of  Powhatan, are his wife, Stephanie Tonkovich Hendershot; two sons and one daughter, Dennis, David and Jeanette, all of Powhatan; two brothers, Robert Hendershot, of Hannibal, and Duane Hendershot, of Powhatan, and one grandchild.

       Services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the Gibson-Bauknecht Funeral Home at Powhatan. Interment was in the Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Hendershot, Harold M. Hendershot

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Harold Melvin Hendershot, age 54, passed away December 20, 1973 in Hollywood, Florida.

       He was born April 23, 1919, at Sycamore Valley, Ohio, the son of Arley and Loretta McFadden Hendershot.

       When Mr. Hendershot was a young man he left Monroe County and was employed in Columbus before going to Florida.

       Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Loretta Hendershot Tople, and one sister, Miss Helen Hendershot, of Columbus; three children, Nancy, of Baltic, Ohio; Shirley and James, of Columbus; three grandchildren; one aunt and several cousins.

       Funeral services were held at the Hunter Funeral Home in Hollywood, with Rev. Davis, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Florida.

              Just a cluster of beautiful memories,

              Sprayed by so many tears.

              Wishing you could have spared him,

              God,

              For just a few more years.

 

Henderson, Inez Henderson nee Crawford

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Inez Crawford Henderson, 79, of Scottdale, Arizona, died Saturday, August 10, 1974, at Scottdale after an illness.

       She was born April 20, 1895, at Antioch, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Crawford.

       Mrs. Henderson was a retired school teacher.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Ford, of Scottdale, Arizona, and four grandchildren.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

       Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon, August 14th, at two o’clock at the Moffett Cemetery near Woodsfield, with Minister J. V. A. Traylor officiating.

 

Hercher, Laura Hercher nee Nalley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Mrs. Laura Hercher, 77, Sycamore Valley, died Sunday morning, February 24, 1974, at seven o’clock at her home of an apparent heart attack.

       She was born August 1, 1896, in Monroe County, the daughter of Maywood and Minnie McVay Nalley.

       Surviving are her husband, Henry Hercher, whom she married April 18, 1917; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Alma) Miller, of Lower Salem; Mrs. Claude (Clara) Kehl, of Logan; Mrs. Urban (Ruby) Heft, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Allen (Eileen) Lantz, of Whipple; three sons, Elmer Hercher, of Tucson, Arizona; Clesson Hercher and Ralph Hercher, of Sycamore Valley; twenty-one grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Thurman Piatt, of Rinard Mills; Mrs. Myrtle Blair and Mrs. Paul Cline, of Lower Salem, and Mrs. Isaac Ayers, of Sycamore Valley.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford, with Rev. Marshall Cook officiating. Burial was in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery.

 

Hesson, Lester L. Hesson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 28, 1974

       Lester L. Hesson, 68, of Summerfield, Route 1, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 1974, at five o’clock, in his home of an apparent heart attack.

       He was born in Middleburg, November 9, 1905, a son of George and Eulalia Tarleton Hesson.

       Mr. Hesson was employed forty-two years as a stationary engineer for Columbia Gas Company of Ohio, retiring three years ago. He was a Methodist by faith.

       Mr. Hesson was a deputy master in Noble County for Ohio State Grange; a member of Summerfield Lodge No.425, F. & A. M.; Cumberland Chapter 116, Royal Arch Masons; Caldwell Council 121, Royal and Select Masons; Cambridge Commandery No. 47, Knights Templar; the Steam and Gas Engine Club of Guernsey County, and the Quarter Century Club of Columbia Gas.

       Surviving are his wife, Mabel Addlesburger Hesson; one son, Leland Hesson, and one daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Garrett, both of Caldwell, and four grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one o’clock in the McVay Funeral Home, at Caldwell, with Rev. Marshall Peterson officiating. Burial was in Olive Cemetery.

       Masonic services were held Thursday evening at eight o’clock in the funeral home.

 

Hicklin, George W. Hicklin

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       George W. Hicklin, 61, of 223 Third Street, Marietta, died Friday afternoon, August 9, 1974, at 3:45 o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

       He was born March 7, 1913, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Wallace and Nora Jones Hicklin.

       Mr. Hicklin was employed as a bus driver for Marietta City Schools and was a member of V.F.W. No. 5108. He belonged to New Matamoras Lodge No. 374, F.& A.M., and the Kansas City Society of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites. He was a veteran of World War II.

       He married Hilda Kirkbride on April 13, 1946, in Kansas City.

       Surviving besides his wife, are three brothers and one sister, Robert Hicklin and Jack Hicklin, of Kansas City; Richard Hicklin and Mrs. Lucile Gardner, in California.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 12th, at two o’clock, in Hadley and Son Funeral Home at Marietta. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

 

Hilliard, Fredrick H. Hilliard, Jr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       Fredrick H. Hilliard, Jr., 89, of 233 Oaklawn Avenue, Woodsfield, a retired oil producer, died Sunday night, April 28, 1974, at 11:20 o’clock, at his home after an extended illness.

       He was born April 10, 1885, in Pennsylvania.

       Mr. Hilliard was a member of St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in Woodsfield.      

       Surviving are his wife, Margaret Dougherty Hilliard; one son, Lawrence Hilliard, of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Schmidt, of Wheeling, W. Va.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

       Rosary devotions were held Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the Michener Funeral Home.

       Mass of Participation was held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock in St. Sylvester’s Church, with Msgr. Robert A. Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Hines, Clem H. Hines

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 21, 1974

       Clem H. Hines, 92, of Lewisville, Route 2, died Friday evening, November 15, 1974, at eight o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital after a seven-week illness. He was born in Monroe County, November 25, 1881.

       Mr. Hines was a member of the Stafford Church of Christ and was a retired farmer.

       Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Elma Franks, of Summerfield; Mrs. Gladys Dilley, of Zanesville; Mrs. Edna Rose, of Lower Salem; Mrs. Carrie Rutledge, of Ontario, California; Miss Kathryn Hines, of the home, and Mrs. Annabelle Rose, of Zanesville; three sons, John C. Hines, of the home; Mansel Hines, of Lewisville, and Ellis Hines, of Washington, New Hampshire; thirty-two grandchildren and forty-six great grandchildren.

       His wife, Jane Winland Hines, died in 1970.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the Stafford Church of Christ. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

 

              His memory is our keepsake,

              With that we will never part,

              God has him in His keeping

              We have him in our hearts.

       Card of Thanks—We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the acts of kindness and messages of sympathy during the recent bereavement in the loss of our beloved son, brother, and father, Harold M. Hendershot.                MRS. LORETTA TOPLE AND FAMILY

 

Hoffman, Harry L. Hoffman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Harry L. Hoffman, 64, prominent resident and city plant foreman for the River Gas Company, died suddenly last Thursday evening at his home after having suffered a heart attack earlier that day while at work.

       [Submitter’s note-information found under News of Yesteryear—twenty-years ago which makes his year of death—1954]

 

Holcomb, David Lee Holcomb

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       David Lee Holcomb, ten years old, of Neffs, Ohio, died Sunday, April 14, 1974, at Gallipolis State Institute, Gallipolis, Ohio.

       Surviving are his parents, David W. and Sharon Stark Holcomb, of Neffs; two sisters, Janet and Sherry, and two brothers, Lewis and Terry, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stark, of Windsor Heights, West Virginia; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Lewis Thomas, of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Wesley Holcomb, of Wheeling; paternal great grandparents, Mrs. Blanche Beaver, of New Matamoras; Mrs. Myrtle Holcomb, of Gallipolis, and Earl Beaver of Fly.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Parr Hill Church at Beavertown. Burial was in Parr Hill Cmetery, with the Lee Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, in charge.

 

Holdren, Gerald Holdren

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Gerald L. Holdren, 79, of 6148 Renniger Road, Akron, a Firestone power house retiree, died Sunday, August 4, 1974, at Akron General Medical Center.

       Born in Marietta, Mr. Holden retired in 1965 after forty one years.

       Mr. Holden was a member of Akron Chapter 209 Royal Arch Masons; Akron Commandry 25 Knights Templar; Mt. Akra Lodge 680, F. & A. M.; Akron Council 80; Tadmar Temple, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

       Surviving are his wife, Nora Holdren; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Ardrey, of New Matamoras; five nieces and two nephews.

       Private services for family and relatives were held Wednesday afternoon, August 7th at one o’clock, in the Schermesser Funeral Home, Akron. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Akron.

 

Holland, V. Eunice Holland nee Piatt
Source—Newsclipping

Holland, Mrs. V. Eunice, 67, of  642 Cemetery Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died late Thursday, November 28, 1974, at the late Martins Ferry Hospital.  She was born in Monroe County, January 8, 1907, a daughter of the late Madison and Emma Dennis Piatt.  Mrs. Holland was a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are one son, Earl J. Holland of St. Clairsville; one daughter, Mrs. John (Betty Jean) Arbogast, of Springville, New York; one brother, Emmett Piatt, of Sterling, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Ben (Pearl) Mellott, of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. Ira (Carrie) Pittman, of Beallsville, and five grandchildren.

Her husband, Wayne C. Holland, preceded her in death in 1964.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock in the Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, with the Rev. Oliver Burd officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

 

Hoskinson, Virgil P. Hoskinson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Virgil P. Hoskinson, 60, of Route 1, Bellaire, died Wednesday, November 20, 1974, at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.

       He was born in Green Township, Monroe County, May 19, 1914, a son of the late Perry and Rosa Resecker Hoskinson.

       Mr. Hoskinson was a member of the Bellaire Nazarene Church, and employe of the Martins Ferry plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.

       Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Wildman Hoskinson; three sons, Virgil R. Hoskinson, Rodney R. Hoskinson and Dennis Dale Hoskinson, of Bellaire; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Alice Meeker, of Bellaire, and Mrs. Karen Zavora, of New Lexington, Ohio; four brothers, Harry Hoskinson, of Vermillion; William Hoskinson, of Rittman; Clyde Hoskinson, of Woodsfield, Route 4, and John Hoskinson, of Bellaire; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Cross, of New Athens, and Mrs. Ida Conley, of New Martinsville, W. Va., and nine grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home at Bellaire, with Rev. John Conclaton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Hoyt, Harry W. Hoyt

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Harry W. Hoyt, 70, of 2806 Wilson Street, Wheeling, West Virginia, died Saturday, February 23, 1974, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling.

       Mr. Hoyt was a retired Bookmobile driver for the Ohio County Public Library.

       Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Walter (Joann) Calmbacher and Mrs. Thomas (Lois) Breiding, and two sons, Charles (Bud) Hoyt and Thomas H. Hoyt, all of Wheeling; and his mother, Mrs. Mary Luveda Thomas Hoyt, of Hannibal.

       He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Reinhardt Hoyt, on November 12, 1973.

       Services were held at the Altmeyer Funeral Home in Wheeling, on Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

       Christian Wake Service was held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at eight o’clock.

 

Hudson, Vernon E. Hudson
Source--News Clipping

Hudson, Vernon Ellsworth ,80, of Armstrongs Mills, died Tuesday morning, November 12, 1974 at Bellaire City Hospital. He was born August 21, 1894, at Beallsville, a son of the late Donald and Alma Jackson Hudson. Mr. Hudson was a member of the Christian Church, Bellaire Eagles Lodge and a retired coal miner.

Preceded in death by his wife, Florence VanDyne Hudson, in April of 1973; he is survived by a son, Donald Hudson, of Miami, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Luke, of Armstrong Mills; one step-son, Russell Milhoan, of Armstrongs Mills; six grandchildren; and one brother, Clarence Hudson, of Ozark.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, November 15th at two o'clock, in the Toothman Funeral Home at Jacobsburg. Burial was in Armstrongs Mills Cemetery.

 

Huff, Joseph L. Huff

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7,1974

       Joseph L. Huff, 28, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a former Sardis resident, died Thursday, February 28, 1974, in Salt Lake City.

       He was born October 26, 1945, a son of the late John R. and Mae Winland Huff.

       Mr. Huff was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sardis. He was an employe of the Pioneer Moving and Storage Co. in Salt Lake City.

       Surviving are one son, Anthony Scott Huff, of Ashland; six sisters, Mrs. Helen Edgell, Mrs. Mary Carr and Mrs. Maxine Congrove, of Sardis; Mrs. Deloris Boley, of Lorain; Mrs. Lucille Rose, of Fly, and Miss Wilma Huff, of New Martinsville, W. Va.; and six brothers, Robert Huff, of Polk; Charles Huff, of Jeromesville; Paul Huff and Raymond Huff, of Ashland; Jack Huff, of Bellaire, and John Huff, of Hayesville, Ohio.

       The body was brought to the Rush Funeral Home in Sardis where friends were received after 1:00 p.m. Monday.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock in the First Baptist Church at Sardis. Burial was in Witten Cemetery, Fly.

 

Huntsman, Glenn K. Huntsman

Source:  Newspaper clipping dated 1974 [probably from the Barnesville (Ohio) Enterprise; 10 Oct 1974]

        Glenn K. Huntsman, 68, 396 Dewey Avenue, Barnesville, died at Barnesville Hospital on Monday at 9:01 PM.*  He was born February 3, 1906, in Bailey's Mills, the son of the late Emmer and Dora Lucas Huntsman. He was a member and a deacon of the E. Main St. Church of Christ.

        Preceded in death by one son, Harold; one granddaughter, two brothers and three sisters, he is survived by his wife, Rose Bunting Huntsman, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Nancy) Skinner and Mrs. Paul (Barbara) Tetlow, both of Barnesville; one son, Ted of Barnesville; one brother, Paul of Barnesville; two sisters, Evelyn Finley, Reynoldsburg; Annabelle Blair, Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

        Friends were received after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home. Services were held today at 1 p.m. with Evangelists Danny Lamb and James W. Gallagher officiating. Burial was made in Crestview Cemetery.

 

 

Hupp, Dale Allen Hupp

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 21, 1974

       Graveside services for Dale Allen Hupp, infant son of Oliver and Melba  Dimmerling Hupp, of Caldwell, Route 4 were held Wednesday morning, January 9th, at 10:30 o’clock, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Caldwell. Rev. Lawrence Luciana officiated at the services. The Estadt Funeral Home of Caldwell had charge of the arrangements.

       The infant died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 1974, following birth in Good Samaritan Center, Zanesville.

       In addition to his parents, the infant leaves two sisters, Deborah and Diane, and two brothers, Danny and David, all of the home; his grandparents, mr. and Mrs. Francis Dimmerling, of Summerfield, Route 1, and Mrs. Beda Hupp, of Caldwell, Route 1.

 

Jack, Dorothy Jo Jack nee Humphrey

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Dorothy Jo Jack, 51, of 153 Riverview Road, Powhatan Point, died Sunday, March 3, 1974, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling.

       She was born at Uniontown, Ohio, June 2, 1922, a daughter of Mrs. Ruth Mansfield Humphrey and the late D. Arthur Humphrey.

       Mrs. Jack was a member of Emera Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Martins Ferry.

       Surviving in addition to her mother of Rayland, are her husband, Eugene Jack; two sons, Bruce McElfresh, of Alexandria, Virginia, and James Jack, of the home; one daughter, Miss Judith A. Jack, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Petch, of Wadsworth, and Mrs. Janet Orr, of Cincinnati, and one grandchild.

       Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the Gibson-Bauknecht Funeral Home at Powhatan. Interment was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Jackson, Ida M. Jackson nee Baker

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Mrs. Ida M. Jackson, 80, of Woodsfield, Route 1, died Saturday morning, Sept. 28, 1974, at one o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital.

       She was born in Monroe County, March 23, 1894, a daughter of the late William and Nina Mellott Baker.

       Surviving are one son, Ole Jackson, of Woodsfield, Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Koontz, of Lewisville, Route 1, and Mrs. Cora Ankrom, of Woodsfield, Route 3; two step-daughters, Mrs. Margaret Daniels, of Stafford, and Mrs. Stella Griffith, of Woodsfield; one stepson, Lewis Jackson, of Woodsfield; four grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Lewis P. Baker, of Rittman, and one sister, Mrs. Laura McConnell, of Cameron.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel, with Rev. Clarence Younker, of Woodsfield, officiating. Burial was in Neuhart Cemetery, on Woodsfield, Route 1.

 

Jackson, Ruth Jackson, nee Tuel

Source: The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; Saturday, 2 Nov 1974

        STOW--Ruth Jackson, 67, of 4239 Hudson dr., died Friday at General Medical Center.

        A resident of the Akron area for 34 years, Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Chapel in University Park.

        She leaves her husband, Oliver F.; sons, Stanley and Paul, both of Akron, Robert, Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Mrs. Norma J. Reynolds, Akron, Mrs. Jannet A. Avaritt, Texas; brothers, Raymond Tuel, Tallmadge, John Tuel, West Virginia; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

        Calling hours:  2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Stampfle funeral home.  Services:  1 p.m. Monday.  Burial:  Stow cemetery.

 

Jackson, Samuel Jackson

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 14 Jan 1974

        Samuel Jackson, 76, Rinard Mills, died at 5:20 a.m. yesterday in Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 5, 1897.

        His wife, the former Ella Mae Bowers, died Nov. 21, 1973.  One son survives, Willard Jackson, New York.

        Services will be Wednesday afternoon at Allison-Rose Funeral Home, Covington, Ky.  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Covington.  The body was taken from the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home to Covington today.

 

Johnson, Joseph Johnson

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; 27 Oct 1974  [photo]

Joseph     Johnson,     59,     Goodyear     Employe

        LAKEMORE -- Services for Joseph G. Johnson, 59, of 1459 Third st., will be Tuesday at the Hopkins funeral home.  Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

        Mr. Johnson died Friday at Akron City Hospital.

        Born in Marietta, he lived here 32 years and was employed at Goodyear.  An amateur songwriter, he had published songs including "Sacrifice for Freedom," and "All Your Own."

        Mr. Johnson was a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Church of Christ, Amos H. Englebeck  F. & A.M. Lodge 751, the Scottish and York Rite and Tadmor Temple Shrine.

        He leaves his wife, Gladys; daughters, Mrs. Carol Griffin, Akron, Mrs. Wilma McMenamee, Lower Salem, O.; sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bigley, Lower Salem, and Mrs. Debbie Kuhn, of Wingett Run, O., and seven grandchildren.

        Calling hours:  7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 Monday, Hopkins funeral home.  Masonic services:  7 p.m. Monday.  Knight Templar services:  7:30 p.m.

 

Jones, Vernon W. Jones

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Vernon W. Jones, 73, of 4075 Jefferson Street, Shadyside, died early Tuesday morning, January 19, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born in Woodsfield, April 22, 1900, a son of the late W. T. and Gay Umpleby Jones.

       Mr. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church, of Shadyside and a retired carpenter and contractor.

       Surviving are his widow, Margaret; two sons, Wayne E. Tschappat, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and John Tschappat, of Xenia, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Betty) Kusy, of Akron, and Mrs. Gordon (Willis) Mayhugh, of Parma, Ohio; one brother, Dorsey Jones, of Cambridge; three sisters, Mrs. James (Ada) Marshall, of Grants, New Mexico; Mrs. Russell (Mabel) Mobley and Mrs. Charles (Beulah) Ferran, of St. Clairsville; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

       Services were held Friday afternoon at one o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home at Shadyside. Burial was in Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

 

Jones, W. E. Jones

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       W. E. (Ed) Jones, 67, of 306 East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, a stone mason and building contractor, died Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 1974, at 1:30 o’clock, at his home after an extended illness.

       He was born in Woodsfield, April 16, 1906, a son of the late William C. and Emma Ludwig Jones.

       Mr. Jones was a member of the Buchanan Presbyterian Church.

       He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Willison Jones, in 1935, and infant son, Glenn, in 1933.

       Surviving are his wife, Freda McCammon Jones; eight sons, Charles Jones, of Zanesville; Bernard A. Jones, Robert L. Jones, John H. Jones and Jerry W. Jones, of Woodsfield; James E. Jones, of Jerusalem; Richard J. Jones, of Massillon, and Joe E. Jones, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Rozetta) Kinney and Mrs. Buddy (Linda) Smith, of Woodsfield, Route 1; Mrs. Marvin (Lois) Kirkbride, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. William H. (Kathy) Crump, of Poland, Ohio; twenty-three grandchildren; one great grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Edward (Katherine) Saxer, of Parma, Ohio; Mrs. Robert (Mary) Alloway, of Louisville, Ohio; Mrs. Leonard (Roberta) Petro, of Bedford, Ohio, and Mrs. Howard (Frances)

Baker, of Vandalia, Ill., and two brothers, Thomas A. Jones, of Polk, Pennsylvania, and Homer R. Jones, of Woodsfield.

       One brother, John L. Jones, preceded him in death.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home, in Woodsfield.

       Funeral services were held in their chapel on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. Boyd Burd, of the Buchanan and Woodsfield Churches, officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Kaufman, Emma Alice Kaufman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Emma Alice Kaufman, 89, of New Martinsville, Route 2, West Virginia, died Saturday morning, March 2, 1974, at her home.

       Mrs. Kaufman was a member of the Steelton United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are two sons, Carl Kaufman, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and William Kaufman, of Proctor, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Lydia) Sprowl, of Proctor, and Mrs. Carl (Ida) Thompson, in Nebraska, and one sister, Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, of Beallsville, and one brother, Lee Mellott, of Woodsfield.

       Her husband, Edward Kaufman, died in 1968.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Iams Funeral Home at New Martinsville. Burial was in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

 

Kelley, Bessie Kelley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Mrs. Bessie Kelley, 84, of 200 Walnut Street, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, died Monday morning, December 16, 1974, at Mt. Vernon.

       Born in Monroe County, November 12, 1890, she had resided in Neffs for many years before moving to Mt. Vernon.

       Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Church of Christ of St. John.

       Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Metzer, of Mt. Vernon; Elsie Sigman, of Frederickstown, Ohio, and June O’Dell, of Mt. Vernon; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock in the Dowds Funeral Home at Mt. Vernon. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

 

Kemp, Dorothy Eloise Kemp nee White

News Clipping, dated, 1974

       Mrs. Dorothy Eloise Kemp, 56, of New Matamoras, Route 1, was dead on arrival at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. Va., about ten o’clock, Wednesday night, November 20, 1974.

       Born January 29, 1918, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Herbert S. and Anna B. Stewart White.

       Mrs. Kemp was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church at Fly, and was a dark-room technician in the X-Ray department of Wetzel County Hospital. Mrs. Kemp was a member of the Scatterpins Bowling League, Woodsfield.

       On June 26, 1934, she was first married to William Lloyd Elrod, who died in 1944.

       On April 18, 1951, she was married to Alphy A. Kemp, who survives with one son, William L. Elrod, of Mansfield, and daughters, Mrs. Donna Amos, of New Matamoras; Mrs. Judith Wiggins, of Clarington, and Mrs. Sandra Blackburn, of Columbus.

       Also surviving are seven grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Anna B. White of New Matamoras; and nine sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hall, of Riverdale, Maryland; Mrs. June Evans, Mrs. Martha L. Pryor and Mrs. Mary Ann Knowlton, of New Matamoras; Mrs. Lillian (Betty) Kelly, of College Park, Maryland; Mrs. Clara V. Dieker, of New Carlisle; Mrs. Lois McCullough, of St. Mary’s W. Va.; Mrs. Leah E. Beaver, of Canton, and Mrs. Carol L. Silke, of New Philadelphia.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the Lee Hadley Funeral Home at New Matamoras. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Fly.

 

Kent, Clarence E. Kent

Source:  The Waycross [Georgia] Journal-Herald; 18 Sep 1974

C.   E.   Kent

        Graveside service for Clarence E. Kent, 77, who died yesterdeay at a Homerville nursing home, was held this morning at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. John Lawler officiating.

        Mr. Kent had been a resident of Waycross for about 12 years.  He was a retire [sic] cabinet maker.

        Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Archer Moore Kent, Waycross; one step-daughter, Mrs. Bill Dorminy, Orlando, Fla.; two step-sons, Dr. N. A. Moore, Mason, and William R. Moore, Columbus.

        Mincy-Fulford Funeral Home was in charge.

 

Kestner, Edward H. Kestner

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Funeral services for Edward H. Kestner, former Orange Township trustee for 22 years, were held Tuesday, September 3, 1974 at the Denbow and Primm Funeral Home, Ashland, Ohio. Rev. Harold Koehler officiated. Burial was in Nankin Cemetery.

       Mr. Kestner served on the Orange Township School Board and the Savannah School Board. He was a member and former vice president of the Farm Bureau Federation Board, a Breeders Association and the Five Star Guernsey Breeders Association.

       He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the IOOF Lodge.

       Mr. Kestner, 93, of Route 5, Ashland, died early Sunday morning, September 1, 1974, at Samaritan Hospital, Ashland, following an illness of several weeks.

       Born April 22, 1881, in Monroe County, he was the son of Fred H. and Elizabeth Eckard Kestner. After working in the oil fields in Monroe County for several years, he went to Ashland County and was engaged in farming.

       He was married May 16, 1907, to Maude Cooper, who preceded him in death in 1956.

       Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Leona) Kaylor, of Route 5, Ashland, with whom he had resided; one son, Fred Kestner, of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Minnie France, of Akron; two brothers, George W. Kestner, and C. Leonard Kestner, both of Ashland; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Kestner, Otto H. Kestner

News Clipping, dated, February 14, 1974

       Otto H. Kestner, 65, of 13516 Stanwood Street, S. W., Massillon, Ohio, passed away Monday, February 4, 1974, in Massillon City Hospital after a short illness.

       He was born at Lewisville, Ohio, November 4, 1908, the son of Michael and Rose Feiber Kestner.

       Mr. Kestner had lived in the Massillon area thirty-eight years. He was an employee of the Republic Steel in Massillon having retired last November.

       On April 10, 1934, he was married to Lyria C. Smith who survives.

       Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Wilda) Bucklew, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; one son, Glenn A. Kestner, of Massillon; three grandchildren, and four brothers, George Kestner, of Delray Beach, Florida; Ralph Kestner, of Ashland, Ohio; Michael Kestner, of Wooster, Ohio, and Lawrence Kestner, of Port Clinton, Ohio.

       He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

       Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7th, in the Desvoignes-Spidell Funeral Home, at Mt. Eaton, Ohio, with Rev. Peter S. Mathewson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill memorial Park, Massillon.

 

King, Estell King nee-Harper
Source—Newsclipping

King, Mrs. Estell, 63, of New Concord, Route 1, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 1974, at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. Mrs. King died at the hospital shortly after her admittance after she was stricken ill at her home.  Born in Beallsville, September 27, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Charles G. and Freda Underwood Harper.  Mrs. King was a member of Second Baptist Church in Cambridge.

She leaves her husband, Paul King; three daughters, Mrs. Garold (Ruth) McQuire and Mrs. Fred (Doris) Moose, both of Cambridge, and Mrs. Betty Williams, of Cambridge, Route 1; five sons; Charles Arthur King, of Stafford, Texas; Harry B. King, of address unknown; Paul L. King, of Hartford, Connecticut; Robert B. King, of Cambridge and Clyde P. King, of the home;
eighteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Kathryn) Runyan, in California and Mrs. Altman (Elizabeth) Albaugh, of Newark; and two brothers, Forest Robert Harper, of Cambridge, and Marion Harper, address unknown.

One daughter, one sister and one brother are deceased.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, November 30th, at eleven o'clock, in the Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, with the Rev. Marshall Harper officiating. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge.

 

Kinkade, Florence Kinkade, nee Grindle

Source:  The Steubenville [Ohio] Herald Star; Monday, September 9, 1974

        TORONTO -- Mrs. Florence Kinkade, 76, of 303 Market St., widow of James Kinkade, died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. in Ohio Valley Hospital.

        She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Daughters of America.

        Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Olive Symons of the residence; two sons, Richard Kinkade of Bloomington, Ill. and Thomas Kinkade of Westminster, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Gordon (Ruth) Smith and Mrs. Brady (Blanche) Armstrong, both of Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. Lewis (Nora) Weis of Magnolia, Ohio; a brother, Newton Grindle of Rehobeth,* Beach, Del., and six grandchildren.

        Mrs. Kinkade was born May 4, 1898 in Empire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Issac and Rachel Gerren Grindle.

        Friends may call at the Clarke Funeral Home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today;  Services Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.; Rev. Mr. Lawrence Bryan; Toronto Union Cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  I think that this may be an inadvertent comma, that the city is REHOBETH   BEACH.

 

Kinkade, Jayne Inez Kinkade, nee Silbaugh

Source: the Yakima Herald Republic, Washington, 9 Aug 1974

       RICHLAND–Mrs. Jayne Inez Kinkade, 56, Rt. 1, Mabton, died Thursday in Kadlec Hospital here.  Born in Waterville, she had lived in Mabton the past 30 years.  Her parents, the late Mr. And Mrs. Chester Silbaugh, were one of the pioneer families in the Yakima Valley.  Mrs. Kinkade attended Mabton Elementary School, Mabton High School and Kinman Business School in Spokane.  She was married to Charles J. Kinkade in Zillah [sic], Sept. 26, 1944.  She was a member of the Mabton Presbyterian Church.

       Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Lana Jill Kinkade of Libby, Mont.; and Sandra Lynne Kinkade of Mabton and one brother, Chester Silbaugh, and one sister, Mrs. Hope Donovan, both of Mabton.

 

Kinney, Alexander Kinney

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Alexander Kinney, 92, former Woodsfield resident and retired farmer, died Saturday morning, August 10, 1974, at eleven o’clock in the Carrollton Nursing Home at Carrollton, Ohio.

       He was born October 14, 1881, in Monroe County, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Morris Kinney.

       Mr. Kinney was a member of the Church of Christ.

       Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, August 13th, at two o’clock, at the Gardner Funeral Home, in Woodsfield with Thos. A. Christy officiating. Burial was in Graysville Cemetery.

 

Knowlton, Edna Penny Knowlton nee Helms

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Mrs. Edna Penny Knowlton, 48, of Columbus, died Thursday, July 25, 1974, at her home.

       She was born in Moundsville, W. Va., March 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Roy and Wilda Piatt Helms.

       Mrs. Knowlton was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.

       Surviving are her husband, Charles L. Knowlton, and one sister, Mrs. Eileen J. Allmon, of West Palm Beach, Florida.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Rush Funeral Home at Clarington, with Minister J. V. A. Traylor officiating. Burial was in Clarington Cemetery.

 

Korner, Waldo Korner, Jr.

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Waldo (Bud) Korner, Jr., of Route 1, Powhatan Point, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 16, 1974, at the Parma, Ohio, Community Hospital.

       He was born in Powhatan, August 30, 1923, a son of the late Waldo Korner, Sr. and Clara Ramsay Korner.

       Mr. Korner was a member of Powhatan Presbyterian Church, a veteran of World War II, and had been employed as a supervisor at Ferro-Alloy Corp.

       Surviving are his wife, Ann Matesick Korner; five daughters, Mrs. Mike (Rosalie) Keeton, of Greenville, Ohio; Mrs. Robert (Janice) Knight, of Powhatan; Miss Martha Korner, Miss Nancy Korner and Miss Kristine Korner, of the home; one brother, St. Clair Korner, of Powhatan.

       A brother, George----(remainder of obituary is missing.)

 

Kress, Clarence E. Kress

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 29, 1974

       Clarence E. Kress, 73, of 3342 McGuffey Road, Columbus, died Monday, August 19, 1974, in Mt. Carmel east Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness.

       He was born at Miltonsburg, June 10, 1901, a son of the late John and Jenny Gallagher Kress.

       Mr. Kress was manager of the M-K Store in Woodsfield for several years, and later owned and operated the Kress Grocery in Woodsfield before moving to Columbus.

       Surviving are his wife, Mercedes Zwick Kress; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Fuchs, of Columbus; Mrs. Jerry (Mary Jo) Diener, of Framingham, Massachusetts and Mrs. Garry (Patricia) Smith of Columbus; two sons, Virgil Kress, of Mundelein, Illinois, and James Kress, of the home; sixteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Keller, of Marietta, and two brothers, Bernard Kress, of Woodsfield, and Charles Kress, of Malaga.

       A funeral Mass was held in St. James the Less Church, Columbus, on Thursday morning, August 22nd, at eleven o’clock. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Columbus.

 

Kress, Mercedes Kress nee Zwick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 17, 1974

       Mrs. Mercedes Kress, of 3342 McGuffey Road, Columbus, died suddenly Monday afternoon, October 14, 1974, at her home of an apparent heart attack.

       She was a daughter of the late Henry and Hannah Zwick of Miltonsburg.

       Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Fuchs, of Columbus; Mrs. Jerry (Mary Jo) Diener, of Framingham, Massachusetts, and Mrs. Garry (Patricia) Smith, of Columbus; two sons, Virgil Kress, of  Mundelein, Illinois, and James Kress, of the home, and sixteen grandchildren.

       Her husband, Clarence E. Kress, preceded her in death on August 19, 1974.

       A funeral Mass will be held in St. James the Less Church, Columbus, this Thursday noon. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Columbus.

 

Lafferre, James A. Lafferre

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       James A. Lafferre, 71, a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, and a retired steam fitter, died Saturday, July 13, 1974, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home of Pewee, Kentucky after a several week’s illness.

       He was born July 26, 1903, near Lewisville, Ohio, the youngest son of Joseph N. and Daisy Billman Lafferre.

       Surviving are one son, James A. Lafferre, Jr., and two grandchildren.

       He was preceded in death several years ago by his wife, Pauline Allen Lafferre; his parents, two brothers and one sister.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 16th in Nunley Funeral Home, at Louisville, Kentucky. Burial was in Louisville.

 

Lallathin, Selma Lallathin nee Bachman

News Clipping, dated, 1974

       Mrs. Selma Lallathin, 82, formerly of Antioch, died Friday morning, Sept. 20, 1974, in Timken Mercy Hospital, Canton.

       She was born in Monroe County, July 22, 1892, the daughter of the late Godfrey and Mary Stoffel Bachman.

       Mrs. Lallathin was a member of the West Union Church of Christ.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Schonauer, of North Lawrence, Ohio; two sons, Paul Lallathin, of Sardis, Route 1, and Lester Lallathin, of Wooster; three brothers, Adam Bachman, of Sterling; Jess Bachman, of Crestline, and Wess Bachman, of Woodsfield; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield where services were held in their chapel on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, with Minister Arthur Probst officiating. Burial was in West Union Cemetery on Sardis, Route 1.

      

Love, Bessie M. Love nee Farley

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. Bessie M. Love, 74, of Caldwell, died Monday afternoon, March 18, 1974, at three o’clock at her home following an apparent heart attack.

       She was born May 23, 1899, near Summerfield, the daughter of G. R. and Cora Hawkins Farley.

       Mrs. Love lived in the Summerfield community many years before moving to Caldwell three years ago. She was a member of the Summerfield United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lura Farley, of Caldwell; two cousins, Frank Farley, of Kansas, and Mrs. Margaret Sperry, of Hawaii, two nephews, James Love, of Ravenswood, W. Va., and Richard Farley, of Caldwell, and one niece, Mrs. Mary Jane Yontz, of Caldwell.

       Her husband, Ivan R. Love, and a son, Robert Love, preceded her in death.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Summerfield United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Landefeld, William Otto Landefeld

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 30, 1974

       William Otto Landefeld, 86, of Woodsfield, Route 3, a retired farmer, died Tuesday, May 21, 1974, in Barnesville Hospital after an extended illness.

       He was born in Monroe County, May 22, 1887, the son of the late August and Louzetta Neuhart Landefeld.

       Surviving are his wife, Della Mae Stephen Landefeld; one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Louzetta) Johnson, of Barnesville, Route 1; one son, Rodney Landefeld, of Woodsfield, Route 3; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Clara Stegner, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Ola Clymer, of Cambridge, and one half-brother, Charles Landefeld, of Woodsfield.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock, in the Bauer and Turner Chapel, with Minister J. V. A. Traylor officiating. Burial was in the Miltonsburg Cemetery.

 

Landis, Fred Landis

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Fred Landis, 67, of Graysville, Route 1, died Thursday evening, March 28, 1974, at 6:30 o’clock, in University Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness.

       He was born in West Virginia, August 28, 1906, a son of the late J.T. and Cordia Parson Landis.

       Mr. Landis was a retired steel mill employe.

       Surviving are his wife, Mary Christy Landis, and one sister, Mrs. Valley Hawkins, of Toronto, Ohio.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the Gardner Funeral Home, in Woodsfield, with T. A. Christy officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville.

 

Landis, Fred Landis

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated April 4, 1974

       Fred Landis, 67, of Graysville, Route 1, died Thursday evening, March 28, 1974, at 6:30 o’clock, in University Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness.

       He was born in West Virginia, August 28, 1906, a son of the late J. T. and Cordia Parson Landis.

       Mr. Landis was a retired steel mill employe.

       Surviving are his wife, Mary Christy Landis, and one sister, Mrs. Valley Hawkins, of Toronto, Ohio.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the Gardner Funeral Home, in Woodsfield, with T. A. Christy officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville.

 

Larrick, Lula Belle Larrick nee Breeden

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Lula Belle Larrick, 84, of Byesville, Route 1, died Thursday evening, August 8, 1974, at 8:30 o’clock, in Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge.

       Born in Calais, April 14, 1890, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Hannah Dailey Breeden.

       Mrs. Larrick was a member of the Second Street Church of Christ at Byesville. She, also, was a charter member of Daughters of America and Pocohontas. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Tracy Ellen) Dixon, of Senecaville, Route 1; two sons, Dr. Myron E. Larrick, retired Cambridge dentist; and James A. Larrick, of Byesville; eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

       Her husband, Emmett Larrick, preceded her in death, August 10, 1967. Two sisters and four brothers are also deceased.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 12th, at eleven o’clock in the McGaughy Funeral Home at Byesville, with the Rev. James Ostick officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery at Byesville.

 

Lauer, Anna M. Lauer nee Wenzel

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Anna M. Lauer, 76, of Newport, Route 1, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Dye, 204 Wyoming Road, Marietta, on Sunday morning, February 24, 1974.

       She was born January 1, 1898, at Hamilton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Henry and Marie Anna Mattern Wenzel.

       On September 25, 1914, she was married to Walter Daniel Lauer, who died January 11, 1973.

       Surviving are five sons, Homer, Harold, Walter, Gale and Calvin Lauer, all of Newport, and Noble Lauer, of New Matamoras, Route; one daughter, Mrs. Russell Dye, of Marietta; sixteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

       Five brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

       Mrs. Lauer was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Little Muskingum Grange 2021 and the State Grange.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon, February 27th, at one o’clock in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park, Marietta.

 

Lauer, Anna M. Lauer nee Wenzel

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Anna M. Lauer, 76, of Newport, Route 1, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Dye, 204 Wyoming Road, Marietta, on Sunday morning, February 24, 1974.

       She was born January 1, 1898, at Hamilton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Henry and Marie Anna Mattern Wenzel.

       On September 25, 1914, she was married to Walter Daniel Lauer, who died January 11, 1973.

       Surviving are five sons, Homer, Harold, Walter, Gale and Calvin Lauer, all of Newport, and Noble Lauer, of New Matamoras, Route; one daughter, Mrs. Russell Dye, of Marietta; sixteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

       Five brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

       Mrs. Lauer was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Little Muskingum Grange 2021 and the State Grange.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon, February 27th, at one o’clock in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Park, Marietta.

 

Lindamood, Lonnie R. Lindamood

News Clipping, dated, 1974

       Lonnie R. Lindamood, 90, of 91 South Pembrook Avenue, South Zanesville, owner of the old Norval Park Planing Mill, died Friday night, March 15, 1974, at 11:15 o’clock, in Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville. He had been ill for five weeks.

       Mr. Lindamood had been self-employed as a carpenter and wood-worker.

       He was a member of the South Zanesville United Methodist Church.

       He had spent most of his life in Zanesville and was a former Channdlersville resident.

       Born October 24, 1883, in Graysville, Monroe County, he was a son of Wilson and Laura Mann Lindamood.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Edith) Jones, of 2365 Highland Road, Zanesville, and Mrs. Winifred Morton, of Ravenna; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Terrell, of Newark, and Mrs. Ruby Murphy, of Marshallville, Ohio; one brother, Willie Lindamood, of Chandlersville; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

       His first wife, the former Florence---(remainder of obituary is missing).

 

Lower, Charles A. Lower

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       Charles A. Lower, 50, a former Akron elementary school principal, died Saturday, April 20, 1974, in Akron City Hospital.

       Born in Powhatan Point, Mr. Lower, of 2249 Windemere Avenue, Akron, lived in Akron for twenty-five years.

       Mr. Lower was teaching at Windemere Elementary School at the time of his death. He had formerly been principal at Betty Jane, Essex and Fraunfelter schools.

       He was a member of Amos Englebeck Lodge 751, F. &. A. M. and the Chapel in University Park. He was a World War II veteran.

       Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one son, Thomas, and one daughter, Debbie, both at home; four brothers, Michael Lower, of Columbus; John Lower, of Greensburg; James Lower and Frank Lower, of Sardis; and one sister, Mrs. Julia Jones, of Sardis.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 22nd, at three o’clock, in the Hopkins Funeral Chapel, Akron, with Rev. David fair officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park, Akron.

 

Lucas, Mary Ethel Lucas nee Carpenter

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Mrs. Mary Ethel Lucas, 84, of Quaker City, Route 3, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, January 20, 1974, following a brief illness.

       She was born in Monroe County, December 27, 1889, the daughter of Vince and Liza Jane Gilmore Carpenter. She was married in 1906 to William H. Lucas.

       Mrs. Lucas was a member of the United Methodist Church.

       Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia E. Long, of near Barnesville; two sons, Roy Lucas and Leslie Lucas, of Quaker City Route three; three grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Atha Hashman, of Barnesville, Mrs. Lela Long, of near Barnesville, and a brother, Hilliard Gilmore, of near Barnesville.

       Three brothers, two sisters and one grandchild are deceased.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Eberle Funeral Home at Quaker City with Rev. Allan Teter officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Quaker City.

 

Luikart, Juluis S. Luikart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Julius S. Luikart, Sr., 92, died July 1, 1974, at Peterson Place, Wheeling, after a long illness. He was born May 18, 1882 in the Zion Community, near Hannibal, Ohio, the son of David Luikart and Mary  Zeh Luikart.

       Mr. Luikart was a retired flour miller. He lived the most of his life in Hannibal, building the home place about 1914, which was sold when his wife, the former Nannie Quigley Luikart became ill. She preceded him in death in 1968.

       He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Dortha Willet, of Sun City, Arizona; Mrs. Edna Porreca, of Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Myers, of Key, Ohio; Mrs. Olga Miller, of Wheeling, and Mrs. Wilda Steinman, of Library, Penna.; two sons, Juluis S. Luikart, Jr., of Columbus, and James R. Luikart, of Newark, Ohio.

       Funeral services were held at Kepner Funeral Home, Bethany Pike, Wheeling, July 4, with burial at Emma Grove Cemetery, Hannibal.

 

Mallett, Albert (Bert) Mallett

Albert (Bert) Mallett, 87, of Lewisville, Rt 2, died Tuesday night, May 7, 1974, at 9:10 o'clock in Marietta Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Monroe County, March 29, 1887, a son of the late James and Harriett (McElfresh) Mallett. Mr. Mallett was a retired farmer, and a member of the United Methodist Church. surviving are two sons, James H. Mallett, of Mansfield, and Joseph W. Mallett, of Lewisville, Rt. 2; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gibson and Mrs. Mary Baker, of Lewisville; Mrs. Hazel Martin, of Sycamore Valley, and Mrs. Gladys Strickling, of Ravenna, and two brothers, Miles Mallett, of Canton, and William Mallett of Stafford. His wife Edna (Dearth) Mallett, died in 1940. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one o'clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford, with Rev. Thomas Clark officiating. Burial was in Sutherland Cemetery.

 

Marchbank, Ruth Etta Marchbank, nee Dallison

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; 17 Jul 1974, page 47

2-Car Crash  Claims  Wife  Of  Attorney

        A traffic accident at Easton Street and Paris Avenue NE Tuesday killed Mrs. Ruth Marchbank, 39, of 2415 Franciscan St. NE.

        According to the Highway Patrol, Mrs. Marchbank was traveling east on Easton Street, stopped at a stop sign and then pulled into the path of Stephen Hazel, 18, of 14555 Lincoln St., Lawrence, who was going south on Paris Avenue at 8:40 a.m.

        Mr. Hazel and two passengers were treated and released at Timken Mercy Hospital.

        The death was the 30th of the year in Stark County, compared to 37 at this time last yer.

        Survivors include her husband attorney Ray L. Marchbank Jr., a stepdaughter, her parents, a grandmother and a grandfather.

        Services for Mrs. Marchbank, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Reed funeral home with burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

        Calling hours for the former Harter Bank employe will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Submitter's Note:  Below is a second obituary.

Marchbank, Ruth Etta Marchbank, nee Dallison

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; 17 Jul 1974, page 50

MARCHBANK, MRS.  RUTH  ETTA, age 39, of 2515 Franciscan NE, was pronounced dead on arrival Tueday morning at Timken-Mercy Hospital.  Her death was due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the intersection of Easton and Paris Avenue.  Born in Bergholz, Ohio she lived the greater portion of her life in Canton.  She was a graduate of Timken High School and a former employee of Harter Bank where she had worked for twenty-one years.  She was a member of the Ladies Golf Association of Alliance Country Club and Country Club of Akron.  Survivors include her husband Ray L. Marchbank Jr. and a stepdaughter Laura Marchbank of the home.   Her parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Norval (Violet) Dallison of Canton. Grandmother:  Mrs Etta Mercer of Bergholz.  Grandfather:  Joseph Griffith of Canton.  Services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. David Lombardi officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park.  Calling hours at the funeral home Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

(Reed, 477-6721)

 

Martin, Almeda Marie Martin nee Featherston

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Almeda Marie Martin, 70, died at her home at 116th Sixth Street, Beverly, Ohio, on Saturday afternoon, February afternoon, February 23, 1974.

       She was born September 14, 1903, at Stewart, Ohio, a daughter of the late James and Clara Phillips Featherston.

       On September 12, 1921, she was married to Roy A. Martin, who survives with four sons and three daughters; Earl Martin, of Homer, Ohio; Verl Martin and Floyd Martin, of South Rockford, Michigan; Malcom Martin, of Lancaster; Mre. Jerome Smith, of Warner; Mrs. Robert Miller, of Lowell, Route, and Mrs. Robert Hilverding, of Stafford.

       Also surviving are twenty-five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Featherston, of Columbus, Ohio, and John Featherston, of Stewart, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Weyand, of Athens; Mrs. Pearl Harris, of Crooksville, and Mrs. Lillie Moore, of Coolville.

       Two sons, Wayne and Marvin; two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

       Mr. and Mrs. Martin had lived in Noble County for a number of years and their home had been at Racine before they moved to Beverly six years ago. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

       Services were held Tuesday afternoon, February 26th, at 2:30 o’clock in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home in Marietta. Burial was in Beverly Cemetery.

 

Martin, Anna Marie Martin nee Greathouse

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Mrs. Anna Marie Martin, 72, died at her home in New Matamoras at 8:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, November 19, 1974.

       She was born August 20, 1902, in Lawrence Township, Washington County, a daughter of the late Levosier and Mary A. Strickler Greathouse.

       On August 21, 1918, she was married to Joseph H. Martin, who died July 6, 1973.

       Surviving are one son, Harold Martin, of Pierceton, Indiana; four daughters, Mrs. Emory Hargus, of New Matamoras; Mrs. Roman Erb and Mrs. Robert Erb, of Lower Salem, and Mrs. Donald Ashton, of North Webster, Indiana; two brothers, Robert Greathouse, of Marietta, and John C. Greathouse, of Marietta, Route 5; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Mae Farley, of Marietta; Mrs. Elma G. Mosser, of Reno, Star Route and Mrs. Bessie G. Mendenhall, of Marietta, Route 6; twenty grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.

       One daughter, Hilma Irene; one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

       Mrs. Martin had spent most of her life in the Mills Fork community. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one 0’clock in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home at Marietta. Burial was in Valley Cemetery.

 

Marty, W. G. Marty

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 21, 1974

       In loving memory of my father, W. G. Marty, who passed away twelve years ago, November 24, 1962.

                      We cannot bring the old days back,

                      His hands we cannot touch,

                      But we treasure loving memories

                      Of one we loved so much.

 .

                      We often sit and think of him

                      When we’re all alone,

                      For memory is the only thing

                      That we can call our own.

 .

                      They, who think that he is gone,

                      Because no more his face they see

                      Are wrong for in our hearts he lives

                      And always will, in memory.

 .

                      Treasured thoughts of him so dear

                      Often brings a silent tear

                      Those who loved him only know

                      How much we lost twelve years ago.

       Sadly missed by daughter, Gladys Drotleff, 4729 Butler Grange Road, Salem, Ohio.

 

Matz, Marie A. Matz nee Thielen

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 5, 1974

       Mrs. Marie A. Matz, 70, a retired O’Neil’s clerk, of 382 Cedar Court, Akron, died Friday, August 23, 1974, at her home after a one-year illness.

       Mrs. Matz was born in Akron and attended St. Vincent Elementary School.

       She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and O’Neil’s Grandmothers Club. She retired ten years ago after twenty-five years.

       Surviving are her husband, Robert C. Matz, a former resident of Woodsfield; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Linton, of Ashland; Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly, of Cuyahoga Falls; Mrs. Patricia Shawbell and Miss Rita Matz, of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Glassner, Mrs. Frances Brobst and Mrs. Kathryn Bennett, of Akron; two brothers, Paul Thielen, of Akron, and Robert Thielen, of Copley; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

       A funeral Mass was held Monday morning, August 26th, at eleven o’clock in St. Vincent’s Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron.

 

McAlister, Sophia McAlister nee Ludwig

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 30, 1974

       Mrs. Sophia Ludwig McAlister died at her home in Washington, Pa., on Friday, May 24, 1974.

       She was born June 10, 1900, at Lewisville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lewis and Charlotte Weber Ludwig.

       Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Marian Lancaster, Mrs. Ann McGowon, Paul and Donald McAlister; thirteen grandchildren, and one brother, William Ludwig, of Woodsfield.

       Her husband, Donald McAlister preceded her in death June 26, 1973.

       William Ludwig, accompanied by Mrs. Doris Jeffers and Miss Jane Ludwig, of Columbus, and Mrs. Loretta Mann, of Frazeysburg were in Washington, Pa., Sunday, to attend the funeral services.

 

McConnell, Floyd McConnell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 10, 1974

       Floyd McConnell, 76, of Stafford, a retired farmer, died Thursday afternoon, October 3, 1974, at one o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

       He was born in Monroe County, April 11, 1896, a son of the late Wesley and Eliza McVay McConnell.

       Mr. McConnell was a member of the Stafford United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are his wife, Ollie Gildow McConnell; two sons, Charles McConnell, of Stafford and Lewis McConnell, of Lewisville, Route 2; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Hines, of Lewisville, Route 2, and one brother, Harold McConnell, of Lewisville, Route 2.

       He was preceded in death by one son, John C. McConnell, in 1972; also, by two sisters and three brothers.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery.

 

McCormick, James E. McCormick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 21, 1974

       Dr. James E. McCormick, of 2950 Fairway Lane, Zanesville, died at 3:40 o’clock Wednesday morning, November 13, 1974, in a hospital in Madrid, Spain.

       Dr. McCormick, who was with a Zanesville group touring Spain, was stricken ill shortly before being admitted to the hospital. The tour group was composed of members of the Saturday afternoon Luncheon Club, Zanesville.

       The group left for Spain on Friday, November 8th, and was due to return to Zanesville, Saturday, November 16th. Mrs. McCormick was also on the tour. Mrs. McCormick is the former Miss Maxine Nowell, daughter of Harry Nowell, of Zanesville, formerly of Woodsfield, and the late Helen Hanes Nowell of Summerfield.

       Dr. McCormick was a life resident of Zanesville and had practiced there more than forty-years.

       He graduated from Ohio State Medical College June 12, 1933, and received his pre-medical training at Western Reserve University.

       Dr. McCormick served as a lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps in the European Theater during World War II.

       He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church; Lodge of Amity F&AM; American Legion and Zanesville Country Club.

       His medical affiliations included Muskingum County Academy of Medicine, which he served as president in 1950; American Medical Association; Ohio State Medical Association and American Association of Family Physicians. He was also a former chief of staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center and at Bethesda Hospital.

       Dr. McCormick was a life member of PASAPO Boat Club and of the American Federation of Musicians.

       Surviving are his widow, Maxine; two sons, Rick McCormick, of Zanesville, and Gordon McCormick, of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Woody Kay Wickham, of Zanesville, and Mrs. Sally Adams, of St. Charles, Missouri; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Charles H. McCormick, of Zanesville.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, November 20th, at one o’clock at the Bolin Funeral Home on Blue Avenue, Zanesville. Burial was in Memorial Park, Zanesville.

 

McDale Elizabeth McDale nee Williamson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Mrs. Elizabeth McDale, 81, of 928 McKinnon Avenue, East Liverpool, died Sunday, September 22, 1974 at City Hospital, East Liverpool, after a brief illness.

       She was born at Rinard Mills, October 1,1892, a daughter of the late Ross and Josephine Williamson.

       Mrs. McDale was a member of the Orchard Grove Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Willard McDale, in 1944, and eight brothers and sisters, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Sept. 24th, at eleven o’clock in the Martin Funeral Home at East Liverpool. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.

 

McFarland, Paul O. McFarland

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Paul O. McFarland, 69, of Howell Drive, Poland, Ohio, died of cancer at four o’clock, Friday afternoon, August 9, 1974, in South Side Hospital after a seven months illness.

       Mr. McFarland was born August 9, 1905, at Round Bottom, Monroe County, Ohio, a son of Etson Orville and Emma Ophelia Clegg McFarland. He had lived in Poland eighteen years, coming from Youngstown.

       Mr. McFarland was a department superintendent at the Isaly Dairy for 38 years, retiring in 1969, and then worked for five years at Buechner Hall.

       He was a member of the Poland Presbyterian Church, Poland Masonic Lodge 766, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown, and Aut Mori Grotto. He was a life member of the Mahoning Valley Industrial Management Association.

       Besides his wife, the former Corinne Udall, whom he married in 1938, he leaves a son, Dr. Robert John McFarland, a captain with the Army in Stuttgart, Germany; one sister, Mrs. Grace Pfalzgraf, of Woodsfield; one brother, Walter H. McFarland, of Youngstown, and one grandson.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 12th, at one o’clock in the church. The Masonic Lodge held services at nine o’clock Sunday evening.

 

McGarry, Bessie McGarry nee Gray

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Bessie McGarry, 74, of Woodsfield, died Sunday morning, March 3, 1974, at two o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital, after an illness.

       Born in Monroe County, July 30, 1899, she was the daughter of George W. and Anna E. Dougherty Gray.

       Mrs. McGarry was a member of the United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Georgia) Brown and Mrs. Edgar (Ruby) Cline, of Woodsfield, Route 3; two grandsons and four great grandchildren.

       Her husband, Capel McGarry, died September 19, 1950.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. George Bender officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

McGinnis, James Harold McGinnis

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; 12 Dec 1974

        WOODSFIELD -- James Harold McGinnis, 71, of Main street, Woodsfield died Tuesday evening in Barnesville Hospital following an illness.

        He was born in Summerfield, Nov. 19, 1903. Twice married, his first wife, the former Madeline Bach, died in 1939.   His second wife, Ruth Fife, died in 1956.*

        Mr. McGinnis is survived by several cousins.

        The body was taken to Gardner Funeral Home here and will be taken to Brubach Funeral Home here where friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

        Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  This number was difficult to read on my copy of the obituary.  It could be wrong.

 

McIntire, John McIntire

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       John McIntire, 57, of Piedmont, died Thursday night, February 21, 1974, at eleven o’clock in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia. He had been in ill health for the past two months.

       Born in Monroe County, September 5, 1916, he was a son of the late Madison B. and Mary Pyles McIntire.

       Mr. McIntire had resided at Piedmont for the past eighteen years, where he owned and operated Mac’s Lakeland Service Station.

       Surviving are his wife, Martha Hutchinson McIntire; four sons, John McIntire, of Flushing; Clyde McIntire, of Akron; Ralph McIntire, of St. Clairsville, and Ronnie McIntire, of Dover; two daughters, Mrs. Marianna Stevens, of Dennison and Mrs. Ruth Ross, of Lansing, Michigan; two brothers, Arthur McIntire, of Powhatan, and Charles McIntire, of Akron; three half-brothers; three half-sisters, and nineteen grandchildren.

       One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Koch Funeral Home at Freeport, with Rev. Henry Mooney officiating. Burial was in  Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

 

McMahon, William Henry McMahon

 Source: Monroe County Beacon

  William H. McMahon. 71, of 216 Oaklawn Avenue, died in Barnesville Hospital Tuesday morning, August 6, 1974, at 11:30 o'clock. He suffered a heart attack at his home about 9:30 o'clock and was admitted to the hospital shortly after.

  A son of the late John B. and Margaret Schneider McMahon, he was born at Shadyside December 19, 1902.

  Mr. McMahon was a retired school teacher.

  Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Bachman McMahon; two sons, William Richard McMahon, stationed with the U.S. Navy at San Diego, California, and Ralph Albert McMahon of Cleveland Heights; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Patricia) Hendershot, of Jerusalem; two grandchildren, and one brother, Albert McMahon of Painesville.

  Friends may call at the Gardner Funeral Home Thursday.

  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the funeral home with Minister Charles Hendershot officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

McMunn, Charles T. McMunn

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Charles Talbott McMunn, 88, a former resident of New Martinsville, West Virginia, died in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 19, 1973, after a lengthy illness.

       Mr. McMunn was born in New Matamoras, Ohio, and attended school there before moving to New Martinsville.

       He was a retired salesman, formerly employed by the New Martinsville Wholesale Grocery Co. for many years while living in New Martinsville, and also manager of The Temple Men’s Store during World War II. His employment in Tulsa was with the McGree Sportswear Store.

       Surviving are his wife, Paris Robinson McMunn; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. (Marjorie) Tidwell, of Tulsa, and Mrs. Robert (Lou Ellen) Weill, of Briarcliffe, New York; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

       One daughter and three sons preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held in Tulsa on December 21st.

 

McMurray, Perry R. McMurray

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Perry R. McMurray, 86, formerly of 28˝  North Belmont Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, December 3, 1974, at 7:15 o’clock in the Ohio Home for the Aged and Infirmed Deaf at Westerville.

       He was born May 21, 1888, in Monroe County, Ohio, a son of the late Perry and Nancy Howell McMurray.

       Mr. McMurray retired in 1957 as the shipping clerk for the Springfield Aluminum Plate and Casting Co. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, in Springfield.

       His wife, Vera M., died October 29, 1968.

       Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Thelma) Chase, of the Belmont Avenue address; one grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Moore, of Grafton, W. Va.; Mrs. Verna Mann, of Jerusalem, Ohio, and Mrs. Gladys Britton, of St. Petersburg, Florida; two brothers, Robert McMurray, of Dresden, Ohio, and Fred McMurray, of Springfield, Oregon.

       Funeral services were held Friday morning, December 6th, at ten o’clock, in the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home, Springfield, with Rev. James Riley, of the Grace Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Mehl, William L. Mehl

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       William L. Mehl, 72, of 1338 Lewis Road, Mansfield, Ohio, died Sunday evening, January 20, 1974, in Mansfield General Hospital after a four months illness.

       He was born in Monroe County, May 15, 1901, the son of William H. and Lulu Camden Mehl.

       Mr. Mehl was a retired employee of the Pacific Inter Mountain Express.

       Surviving are his wife, Helen Sowash Mehl; three sons, William, Carl and Jack Mehl, of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Johnson, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Karen Messner, of Belle Center, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren; four brothers, Floyd, Jim, Woodrow and Clyde Mehl, all of Mansfield, and four sisters, Mrs. Alta Metcalf, Mrs. Sis Deweese and Mrs. Hazel Tupps, of Mansfield and Mrs. Erma Finlayson, of East Sparta.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Wappner Funeral Home at Mansfield, with Rev. Frederick Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park.

 

Mendenhall, Hobert D. Mendenhall

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       Hobert D. Mendenhall, Sr., 77, of West Salem, Route 2, Ohio, died Friday morning, April 19, 1974, in Lodi Community Hospital after a short illness.

       He was born in Washington County, May 4, 1896, the son of Isaac and Sarah Smith Mendenhall.

       In 1929, Mr. Mendenhall moved to Lodi and in 1939 to the Congress area. He retired seven years ago from the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station at Wooster. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 269 at Wadsworth.

       On December 10, 1914, he was united in marriage to Lena Lindemood, who died February 16, 1964

       Surviving are two sons, Hobert Mendenhall, Jr., of West Salem, Route 2 and Harold D. Mendenhall, of Wooster; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Marie) White, of Burbank, Route 1, and Mrs. Horace (Mildred) Reece, of West Salem; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold James Mendenhall, of Ashland, and one sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) Schaffer, of Marietta.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 22nd, at two o’clock, in the United Methodist Church at Bloomfield, with Rev. Samuel Huffman officiating. Burial was in the Bloomfield cemetery.

 

Mendenhall, Lena Mendenhall nee Lindamood

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Hobart (Lena) Mendenhall, Sr., 79, of West Salem, Route 2, Ohio, died Saturday evening, February 16, 1974, at Lodi Community Hospital after an extended illness.

       Born in Monroe County, August 16, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Mason and Lucille Gardiner Lindamood.

       On December 10, 1914, she was married to Hobart Mendenhall, Sr., who survives.

       Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, Hobart Mendenhall, Jr., of West Salem, Route, and Harold D. Mendenhall, of Wooster; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Marie) White, of Burbank, Route 1, Ohio, and Mrs. Horace (Mildred) Reece, of West Salem, Route; fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Bert Lindamood in Canada; Gilbert Lindamood, of Marietta, and Lee Lindamood, of Wooster.

       Two sons, one daughter and one brother preceded her in death.

       Services were held Tuesday afternoon, February 19th, at two o’clock in the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, with Rev. Samuel V. Huffman officiating. Burial was in the Bloomfield Cemetery with the Matteson Funeral Home in charge.

 

Mercer, Clarence “Leb” Mercer

Source: The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio; Thursday, March 7, 1974

      Clarence “Leb” Mercer, 77, a veteran of WW I and retired coal miner died Tuesday March 5, 1974 at his home in Bergholz, Ohio.  Survivors include his widow, Etta Crawford Mercer; three sons including Norval Dallison of Canton, Oh; three daughters including Mrs. Albert (Clarice) Merrin, of Canton, and two sisters. Burial Bergholz Cemetery.

Submitter's Note:  Below is another obituary for Clarence "Leb" Mercer:

Mercer, Clarence "Leb" Mercer

Source:

MERCER, Clarence, 77, of Second St., Bergholz, died Tuesday at home. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of World War 1. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Etta Crawford Mercer; three daughters, Mrs. Madeline Griffith and Mrs. Neva Lee Cooper, both of Bergholz, and Mrs. Clarico Merrin of Canton, Ohio; three sons, Norvel of Canton, John and Bill, both of Bergholz; two sisters, Mrs. Molly Hackathorn and Mrs. Margaret Hackathorn, both of Bergholz. Friends received at Blackburn Funeral Home, Bergholz 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Interment in Bergholz Cemetery.

 

Miller, Adam Miller

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 28, 1974

                             In Memoriam

       In loving memory of my dear husband, Adam W. Miller, who passed away March 29, 1966.

       Fifty-two years we spent living together, we were content, some were happy, some were sad. To live them over, I’d be glad. It’s a lonely world when you’re all alone, when there is no one to share every sorrow and care, when there’s no one to greet you at the close of the day. The sunshine may come in your heart but never to stay.

       It’s a lonely world when you’re all alone, that’s the way my world is since you are gone, there is no way to count the tears I have shed, and the nights I have been blue, dear, just thinking of you. There’s a bridge that leads beyond this world of time and space, through a green and peaceful valley to a lovely dwelling place, where our loved ones find true joys that never end, across the bridge that leads beyond the peaceful valley bend.

       Sadly missed by wife, Letha Miller and children.

 

Miller, Curtis Miller

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Curtis Miller, 72, of New Matamoras, died Sunday morning, February 24, 1974, at 7:30 o’clock at his home.

       Born March 5, 1901, in New Matamoras, he was a son of William C. and Anna Lisk Miller.

       Surviving are two sisters, Miss Doris Miller, of New Matamoras, and Mrs. Eva Rosenlieb, of Beaver, Pa., and one nephew, David, in Pennsylvania.

       Services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Lee Hadley Funeral Home at New Matamoras. Burial was in the New Matamoras Cemetery.

 

Miller, Emma Bertha Miller, nee Csornai

Source: The Canton [Ohio] Repository; May 1974

        Emma B. Miller, 81, of 6343 East Sparta Ave., S.E., East Sparta, passed away Tues., April 30, in Timken Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She had lived at the present address the past 59 years and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Canton.

        Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Mary) Latta of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; two sons, John E. of East Sparta and Robert F. of Massillon; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Sturma of New Buffalo, Mich., and a cousin, Rev., Fr. Fabian Hoffmann of Miami, Fla. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Percy Miller, in 1918, and by her second husband, Frank Miller, in 1962.

        The Mass of Christian Burial was held Thurs., May 2, in St. Mary's Church. Burial was in Melscheimer Cemetery. The Kreighbaum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Miller, Eva Wilkerson Miller, nee Morris

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; 3 May 1974

        Mrs. Eva Mary Wilkerson Miller, 71, formerly of 65 Byers av., died Thursday at the Northern Columbiana Community Hospital in Salem after an illness of eight months.

        Born in Pursley, W. Va., Mrs. Miller spent most of her adult life in Akron.

        She leaves a son, Paul Wilkerson, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Sutter, Stow, and Mrs. Betty Manswell, Salem; a stepson, James Miller, Norton; brother, Vern Morris, Tallmadge; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Webster, Akron, and Mrs. Celia Tustin, Decatur, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchidlren.

        Services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Billow's Fairlawn chapel with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

 

Miller, George C. Miller

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       George C. Miller, 67, of Lower Salem, died Sunday morning, March 17, 1974, at 1:40 o’clock in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

       He was born January 27, 1907, in Elba, a son of the late Adam and Catherine Taylor Miller.

       On July 2, 1956, he married Ruby Anderson, who survives with three brothers and two sisters, Clayton Miller, of Columbus; Lawrence Miller, of Marietta; Walter Miller, of Macksburg; Mrs. Stella Decker, of Lower Salem, and Mrs. Gertrude Brown, of Columbus. Several nephews and nieces also survive.

       One sister preceded him in death.

       Mr. Miller spent most of his life in Washington County, had formerly operated a barber shop in Lower Salem and was a retired rural letter carrier. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post No. 64; Washington County Post 5108, VFW; Pioneer Chapter No.52, DAV; Aurelius Lodge No. 308, F&AM, Macksburg, Aurelius Chapter No. 60, Order of Eastern Star, and National Rural Carriers Assn.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 20th, at 2:30 o’clock, in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home, Marietta, with military graveside ritual in Salem Township Cemetery, Washington County.

 

Miller, Harry Milton Miller

Source:  The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal; 9 Mar 1974

Ex-Sohio     Operator      Harry     Miller

        Harry Milton Miller, 80, former owner of Miller's Sohio service station, died Friday at General Medical Center.

        Born in Bucyrus, Mr. Miller, of 64 Byers av., lived in the Akron area 55 years.  He retired in 1959 from Goodyear Aerospace, where he had worked eight years.  He operated the service station from 1928 to 1951.

        He was a member of the Loyal Oak Wesleyan Methodist Church and was a World War I veteran.

        He leaves his wife, Eva; son, James E., Norton; stepdaughters, Mrs. Marjorie Stutter [sic--Sutter], Stow, Mrs. Betty Mansell, Salem, O.; brother, William, Akron; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaffer, Bucyrus, Mrs. Ella Smith, Clairmont, Cal.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

        Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with burial at Rose Hill cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Billow Fairlawn Chapel.

 

Mock, Ailene R. Mock nee Kimes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Mrs. Ailene R. Mock, 75, former Powhatan Point resident, died Tuesday, November 19, 1974, in Louisville, Stark County, Ohio.

       Born in Baden, Pa., October 4, 1899, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Emma Patrick Kimes.

       Mrs. Mock was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Powhatan, a member of Powhatan Eastern Star Lodge, and a charter member of Powhatan American Legion Auxiliary.

       Surviving are two sons, Robert F. Mock, of Greenbelt, Maryland, and Carl P. Mock, of Canton,; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Betty) Essig, of Canton, and Mrs. Vernon (Marna) Kriechbaum, of Jacobsburg; three brothers, Herbert Kimes, of Elmira, New York; Bazil Kimes, of Long Island, New York, and Marion Kimes, of Conastoga, New York; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth West, of Millport, New York; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Mock, in 1973.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Gibson-Bauknect Funeral Home at Powhatan, with Rev. Charles Hupp  officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Moore, Bogart A. Moore

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Bogart A. Moore, 67, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bay City, Michigan, died Monday morning, August 12, 1974, in Barnesville Hospital following an illness.

       Mr. Moore was retired from the United States Civil Service Commission. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, Michigan, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the High Twelve Club of Sarasota, Florida.

       Surviving are his wife, Mildred P. Moore, of Sarasota, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. C. R.Tortora, of Bay City, Michigan, and Mrs. B. L. Pankonien, of Woodsfield, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Moore has been visiting; four grandchildren, and three brothers, Don M. Moore, of Sarasota, Florida; Glenn Moore, of Jasper, Indiana and Father Manning Moore, of New Orleans, Louisiana.

       The body was brought to the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, and later taken to Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Wednesday.

       Funeral services were held Friday morning, August 16th, at ten o’clock, in the Chattanooga Funeral Home at Chattanooga, Tennessee, with Rev. Bill Carter of Chattanooga, officiating. Burial was in Chattanooga Memorial Cemetery.

 

Moore, Jimmy Neil Moore

Source: Cambridge [OHIO] Jeffersonian;  Monday, 18 Nov 1974

       WARSAW---Jimmy Neil Moore, 11-year-old son of John Moore and Nancy Leach Moore, Towahak Lane, Coshocton, grandson of Ellis Leach, Summerfield, died at 7:30 A.M. Sunday (Nov. 17, 1974) at Coshocton Memorial Hospital. Death was attributed to an extended illness and occurred shortly after admission to the hospital. Born in Coshocton, Feb. 25, 1963, the youth was a fifth grade student at the Ohio State School for the Blind, Columbus.

           In addition to his parents and grandfather, Jimmy leaves one brother, Sammy Ray Moore of the home. One brother is deceased.

          Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at E. Main St. Church of Christ, Coshocton, with Evan. Pat Sydnor officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery here.

           Friends may call at Fischer Funeral Home here from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday and at the church Wednesday, one hour prior to services.

 

Morningstar, Frank Adam Morningstar

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 18 Feb 1974

        Frank Adam Morningstar, 78, Moss Run, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

        He was born May 3, 1895, in Lawrence Twp., a son of the late Christopher and Lucy Herlan Morningstar.  Two brothers and one sister, Otis and Edward Morningstar and Mrs. Ada Strickler, preceded him in death.  A number of nephews and nieces survive including Mrs. Edgar Michael with whom he had made his home for the past 16 years.  He was a member of the Moss Run United Church of Christ.


Morris, Christopher Morris

Source:   Mt. Vernon [Illinois] Register-News, November 29, 1974, pg 2-A

Mt.  Vernon

        Christopher L. Morris, 83, of 815 Jordan St., died at 8:15 pm Thursday at Hickory Grove Manor.  He was a retired railroad worker.

        Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday at Smith Veterans Memorial cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Friesner officiating.

        Friends may call at the Hughey-Pulley Funeral Home from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday.

        Mr. Morris was born in Lockport,* Ind. on Sept. 2, 1891, the son of Joseph H. and Melvina (Hayes) Morris.

        He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the General Baptist Church in Adin.*

        He is survived by a brother, Wallace Morris of Foosland, Ill.; a half-brother, Harmon Morris of Tell City, Ind.; a half-sister, Mrs. Nancy Kelley of Indiana; several cousins in the Mt. Vernon area; and several nieces and nephews.

*Submitter’s Note:  The birth location “Lockport, Ind.” should be Rockport, Ind.  Military records indicate he was born in Ranger, Perry County Indiana, not Rockport.  Adin      should be Aden.

Submitted by PE Frichtl.

 

Morris, Floyd N. Morris

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 26 Sep 1974

        Floyd Newton Morris, 73, Matamoras Rt. 3, died at 12:25 a.m. today in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

        Born Aug. 31, 1901,* in Cross Keys, Monroe County, he was a son of Jacob and Hannah Nalley Morris.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission, Matamoras, and had been employed by River Gas Co. and more recently was a self-employed carpenter.

        On Nov. 28, 1923, he married Ada Sine, who survives with five sons, Louis, Wilfred, Paul and James, all of Matamoras, and Charles, Marietta, and eight daughters, Mrs. Gerald Kehl and Mrs. Larry Carver, both of Reno, Mrs. Dean Berry, Marietta, Mrs. Howard Steinhoff and Mrs. Gerald Felton, both of Matamoras, Mrs. Frank Farnsworth, Beverly, Mrs. Louis Thornton, Diamond, and Mrs. Victor Ogas, Pomona, Calif.  There are 47 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Huffman, Wheeling, W. Va., Mrs. Anna Devault, Dover, and Mrs. Elsie Reynolds, Martins Ferry.

        Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Mission, Matamoras, with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Matamoras.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Lee Hadley Funeral Home, Matamoras, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

*Submitter's Note:  Although August 31, 1901 is given as the birth date in this obituary, the Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002 web site and Monroe County, Ohio, Birth CD #3, page 133 both give his birth as September 30, 1901.

 

Morris, Floyd Newton Morris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Floyd Newton Morris, 75, of New Matamoras, Route 3, died Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 1974, at 12:25 o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

       Born August 31, 1901, in Cross Keys, Monroe County, he was a son of Jacob and Hannah Nalley Morris.

       Mr. Morris was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission, New Matamoras, and had been employed by River Gas Co. More recently he was a self-employed carpenter.

       On November 28, 1923, he married Ada Sine, who survives with five sons, Louis, Wilfred, Paul and James Morris, all of New Matamoras, and Charles Morris, of Marietta; and eight daughters, Mrs. Gerald Kehl and Mrs. Larry Carver, of Reno; Mrs. Dean Berry, of Marietta; Mrs. Howard Steinhoff and Mrs. Gerald Felton, of New Matamoras; Mrs. Frank Farnswoth, of Beverly; Mrs. Louis Thornton, of Diamond, and Mrs. Victor Ogaz, of Pomona, California. Also surviving are forty-seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Huffman, of Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Anna Devault, of Dover, and Mrs. Elsie Reynolds, of Martins Ferry.

       Services were held Saturday morning at eleven o’clock in Immaculate Conception Mission, New Matamoras. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, New Matamoras, with the Lee Hadley Funeral Home, of New Matamoras in charge.

 

Morris, Glenn H. Morris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Glenn Howard (Bugs) Morris, 49, of 119 Main Street, Powhatan Point, died Friday evening, August 16, 1974, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born in Shadyside, September 29, 1924, a son of the late Edmond and Viola Phillips Morris.

       Mr. Morris was a member of the Powhatan United Presbyterian Church, Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad, and had been employed as a foreman at No. 3 mine of North American Coal Co.

       Surviving are his widow, Eunice Bendazi Morris; two daughters, Glenna and Gloria, both of the home; two step-sons, Dr. John Susac, of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Andrew Susac, of Powhatan; three brothers, Cecil (Farmer) Morris, of Shadyside; George Morris, of Bellaire; and Earl E. Morris, of Phoenix, Arizona; four sisters, Mrs. Albert (Opal) Beck and Mrs. William (Myrtle) Hinds, of Canton; and Mrs. Gertrude Watkins, of Clearville, Utah; six grandchildren.

       He was preceded in death by a brother, Chalmer.

 

Morris, Kessler Daniel (Red) Morris [23 Jan 1908 – 20 April 1974]

SHINNSTON – Kessler Daniel (Red) Morris, 66, a resident of Brown, died at 4:05 am Saturday in a Clarksburg hospital.

He was born Jan 23, 1908 in Webster County, a son of the late Morgan and Nancy Ellen Hamrick Morris.

Surviving are his widow, Evastine Davis Morris; one son, Daniel Lee Morris of Brown; two stepdaughters, Sandra Sue Price and Glenna Mae Price, both of Lost Creek; one brother, Roy Morris of Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs Harold (Leeora) Roush of Clarksburg; and four step-grandsons.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Wallace.

Published in the Clarksburg Sunday Exponent-Telegram on April 21, 1974.  From the collection of P Frichtl

 

Morris, Roy McDowell Morris [13 April 1902 – 7 Oct 1974]

Roy McDowell Morris of 303 W Pike St, died Oct 7 at 3 pm following a brief illness.  He died in a local hospital.

Mr Morris, who was 72 years of age, was a son of the late Morgan and Nancy Hamrick Morris.

He was born April 13, 1902 in Webster County.  He was never married.

Surviving Mr Morris are two nieces, Mrs Kenneth (Betty) Meneely of Garden Grove, Calif and Mrs Martha Jean Birchfield of Cleveland, Ohio and one nephew, Daniel Lee Morris of Brown.

The late Mr Morris was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

He was a Protestant by faith.  He had worked as a clerk for Victory Billiards.

Published in the Clarksburg Telegram on Wednesday Oct 9, 1974.  From the collection of P Frichtl

 

Morris, Yuvonna Morris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 19, 1974

       Miss Yuvonna Morris, 46, of Summerfield, Route 1, died Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 1974, at 7:45 o’clock, at her home from an apparent heart attack.

       She was born at Summerfield, May 4, 1928, the daughter of Homer Morris, of Summerfield, and the late Awilda Hazel Carpenter Morris.

       Miss Morris attended the Beaver Baptist Church.

       In addition to her father, Miss Morris leaves five brothers, Hubert Morris, of Canton, Harold Morris, of Quaker City Route; Guy Morris, of Zanesville; Lawrence Morris, of Quaker City Route, and Lewis Morris, of Summerfield Route; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Christman, of Canton; Miss Edna Morris, of Caldwell, and Mrs. Mary Jane Charles, of Canton, and several nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock in the McVay Funeral Home at Caldwell, with the Rev. Glenn Saunders, pastor of the Beaver Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Calais Cemetery.

 

Near, Martha Near

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Mrs. Martha Near, 64, of 340 Stewart Street, Zanesville, a clerk at Rink’s Zanesville, was found dead at her home Sunday afternoon, September 22, 1974. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.

       She was born August 3, 1910 at Woodsfield.

       Mrs. Near was a member of Coburn United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are four nephews, William Russi, of Zanesville; Donald and Russell Dowell, of Lancaster, and Robert Dowell, of Columbus; a niece, Mrs. Vivian Anderson, of Newark.

       Her husband Selim Near, died in 1964.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock, in the Bolin Funeral Home in Zanesville. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville.

 

Nelson, Leona M. Nelson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 7, 1974

       Mrs. Leona M. Nelson, 69, of 4 Elm Lane, Wheeling, W. Va., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 29, 1974, at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling.

       Born January 2, 1905, in Shadyside, she was a daughter of the late Andy and Laura Palmer Heath.

       Surviving are two brothers, Charles Heath and Andy Heath, of Neffs; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Baker, of Powhatan; Mrs. Irene Ruch, of Wheeling; Mrs. Rilla Graham, of Jacobsburg, and Mrs. Nellie Hoke, of Woodsfield.

       Her husband, Eric Nelson, preceded her in death in March, 1953.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son funeral Home at Bellaire, with the Rev. Ben Williams officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio.

 

Nelson, Virgil “Tim” Nelson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Virgil (Tim) Nelson, 71, of Crooksville, Ohio, died Saturday morning, March 30, 1974, at 9:30 o’clock in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, where he had been a patient since March 2nd.

       Born April 3, 1903, at Hemlock, in Perry County, he was a son of Pomroy and Mary Hendershot Nelson.

       Mr. Nelson was a wholesale livestock dealer and operated a custom slaughtering house. He was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church of Crooksville.

       Surviving are his wife, Eva Lea Wittenbrook Semon Nelson, a former resident of Woodsfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dora L. Walker, of Zanesville; four step-sons, Gene Semon, of Fairborn; Larry Semon, of Minocqua, Wisconsin; Don Semon, of Batavia, New York, and Everett Semon, of Zanesville, and one nephew, Roy Nelson, of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

       Two brothers, Roy and Forest, preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock at the Crooksville Chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home, with Rev. Arthur Long officiating. Burial was in the New Lexington Cemetery.

 

Neuhardt, Lillie M. Neuhardt, nee Thornberry

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 28, 1974

       Mrs. Lillie M. Neuhardt, 83, of 157 Warren Avenue, Barnesville, died Wednesday afternoon, February 20, 1974, at 1:30 o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital.

       Born at Somerton, April 4, 1890, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Reed Thornberry.

       Mrs. Neuhardt was a member of the East Main Street Church of Christ in Barnesville.

       Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ira (Marie) Bailey, of Lancaster, South Carolina; Mrs. Denver (Martha) Wells, of Barnesville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Rita) Sampson, of Barnesville, Route 2; three sons, Wilmer Neuhardt, of Pocatello, Idaho; Kenneth Neuhardt, Barnesville, Route 2, and Charles Neuhardt, of Barnesville; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Price, of Long Beach, California, and one brother, Harry Thornberry, of Barnesville.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Neuhardt, November 16, 1972; also, by one daughter, two sons, one sister and two brothers.

       Services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Cambpell Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville, with Evangelist Danny Lamb officiating. Burial was in Northern Cemetery, Barnesville.

 

Nolan, Sarah Louise Nolan nee Carpenter

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. Sarah Louise Nolan, of Route 3, Beallsville, died Thursday, April 11, 1974, at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, following an illness of the past month.

       She was born in Barnesville, May 8, 1945, a daughter of G. W. and Alberta Brown Carpenter.

       Mrs. Nolan was a member of the Beallsville American Legion Auxiliary.

       Surviving, in addition to her parents of Mt. Olivet; are her husband, Garry L. Nolan; two children, Gary II and Wendy, of the home; two brothers, Larry Carpenter, of Cleveland, and James Carpenter, of New Philadelphia.

       Services were held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock in the Harper-Campbell Funeral Home, at Beallsville, with the Beallsville American Legion Auxiliary in charge. Burial was in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Norris, Lourena Norris

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       In loving memory of our wife and mother, Lourena Norris, who passed away nine years ago, December 2, 1965.

                      As the evening sun is setting

                      And we’re sitting here alone,

                      Wishing that our dear mother

                      Would be coming home.

                      It’s a cluster of beautiful memories

                     Covered by a million tears.

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                      We wish you could have spared her, Lord

                      For just a few more years,

                      Sweet are the memories that never fade

                      Of the one we loved and could not save.

       Sadly missed by husband, children and grandchildren.

 

O’Reilly, Edward O’Reilly

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 3, 1974

       Edward J. O’Reilly, 52, of Cincinnati, formerly of Woodsfield, died Saturday morning, December 29, 1973, at General Hospital in Cincinnati.

       He was born May 27, 1921, in New York state, the son of Edward and Mae Heege O’Reilly.

       Mr. O’Reilly, a chemical engineer, was employed at Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, for thirteen years. He was a member of Monroe County Post No. 5303, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Woodsfield, and Knights of Columbus in New York. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York.

       Surviving are his wife, Mary Drake O’Reilly; one daughter, Miss Kathy O’Reilly, of Kent; two sons, Edward O’Reilly, Jr., of Oxford, Ohio, and John O’Reilley, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. John (Anna) Kaiser, of Sikeston, Missouri, and Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Stillway, of Floral Park, new York.

       Mass of Participation was held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock in St. Sylvester’s Church, Woodsfield, with Msgr. Robert A. Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, with the Michener Funeral Home in charge.

       The Rosary was recited at the Michener Funeral Home, Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, on Tuesday evening at eight o’clock.

 

Oldemeyer, Edna E. Oldemeyer nee Williams

Source:  Sioux City [Iowa] Journal; Thursday, 9/5/1974

       Mrs. Herman Oldemeyer, 85, Indian Hills Drive, Sioux City resident for 45 years, died Tuesday evening at the center after an extended illness.

       Mrs. Oldemeyer, the former Edna E. Williams, was born on May 3, 1889, at Brush, Colo. She was married on Jan. 29, 1917, to Herman Oldemeyer, and the couple moved to Sioux City in 1928.

       She was a bookkeeper for several years for her husband who operated the Oldemeyer Garage. He died in 1962.

       She was a member of Trimble United Methodist Church.

       Survivors include a brother-in-law, Clarence Oldemeyer of Brush.

       Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Floyd Park Cemetery with the Rev. Alvern Kinrade of Trimble United Methodist Church officiating. The W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in Morningside is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ollom, Ella Ollom

Ollom, Calvin Ollom

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 17, 1974

       In loving memory of our dear parents, Ella Ollom, who passed away October 18, 1973 and Calvin Ollom, who passed away March 31, 1952

              In loving memory of our dear parents

              Whom we all miss and love.

              They answered the call of the Angels,

              And have gone to the Lord above.

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              And we who cared for and loved them

              Whose passing brought sad tears,

              Will cherish their memory always,

              To brighten the drifting years.

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              Somewhere back of the sunset

              Where loneliness never dies,

              They live in a land of glory,

              Mid the blue and gold of skies.

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              A smile for all with hearts of gold

              They were the best this world could hold.

              Deep in our hearts they will always stay,

              Loved and remembered everyday.

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              Their busy hands are resting,

              Their work on earth is done,

              Their worries are all ended,

              Their Heavenly Crown is won.

 .

              Someday we hope to meet them,

              Someday we know not when,

              To hold their hand in a better land

Never to part again.

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       Sadly missed by Children, Colleen, Wilma and Ralph; also Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

 

       Only gone beyond the shadows to the realms of endless day;

       Only held in sweet communion where the tears have passed away.

       You are blending with the angels with their chorus `round the throne;

       Now you’ll never know more sorrow, you’ve a mansion all your own!

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       You have met the lovely Bridegroom and your friends who’ve gone before;

       And you would not journey earthward, though you love us as of yore,

       For your hands are filled with treasures, and your soul is thrilled with grace;

       Joy we cannot half imagine, now reflects from your dear face.

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       Oh! Such suffering before you left us for your mansion in the sky!

       In a twinkling you were raptured, as you prayed and said goodbyes!

       But we’ll meet you soon in Heaven in that land so bright and fair;

       And we’ll say a glad “Goodmorning!” never more to part up there.

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        `Tis a comfort as we sorrow, and the thorns our way oppose,

       That in Heaven grow the roses, all the rest—My Father knows!

       We shall journey on with patience, brave in Jesus precious name

       Until the day we meet in Heaven, and we’re changed but still the same!

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       Oh your memory is so blessed as this earth we sadly roam,

       And we’ll live the more for Jesus, who has brot you safely home!

       Oh how blessed is the promise when our spirit is set free;

       To be absent from the body means to live, O Lord, with Thee!

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Sadly missed by his wife, Lillian; their children and families, Sharon, Myron, Marilyn, Ronald, Elliot, and Wayne; nine grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Weber; eleven brothers and sisters, and a host of relatives and friends who knew him and loved him.

 

Orr, Ava O. (Frank) Orr, 62, of Gratiot, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday August 25, 1974 at Bethesda Hospital.  She had been in failing health the past year.

       She was born in Lewisville Jan. 17, 1912.  Mrs. Orr was employed as a cook at Hopewell High School until forced to retire because of ill health.  She was a member of Gratiot United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are her husband, Harry Orr; a son, Herman Young of Newark Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Wanda) Phillis of Gratiot and Mrs. Larry (Marilyn) Tharp of Dayton; two step-sons, Harry Orr Jr. and Orville Orr of Newark; four brothers, Elmer Frank of Pendleton, Ore., Harold Frank of Coopermill road, Wilford Frank of Archer's lane and Clarence Frank of Hall avenue; a sister Mrs. William Archer of Archer's lane; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

       Friends may call at DeLong and Baker Funeral Home 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Ours, Jenny Lynn Ours

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Graveside services for Jenny Lynn Ours, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ours, of Lowell Route, were held Monday, February 25th, in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. The child was born Sunday, February 24th, in Selby General Hospital, Marietta.

       Two brothers survive, both of the home. Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herald, of Lewisville, Route 1, and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ours, of Lowell Route.

 

Owens, Norma B. Owens nee Sailer

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Norma B. Owens, 86, of 733 West Market Street, Akron, died early Saturday, August 17, 1974, in Akron.

       Born in Powhatan point, November 4, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Christian and Pauline Steiner Sailer.

       Mrs. Owens was a member of Firestone Presbyterian Church of Akron, and a Sunday School teacher of the church. She was a member of the Firestone Park Garden Club and Eastern Star Lodge.

       Surviving are her husband, Ernest Owens; three sons, Raymond  E. Owens, of Mansfield; Carl C. Owens, of Akron and Eugene I. Owens, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs.Orlin (Ruth) Carpenter, of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Dunfee and Mrs. Emma Shannon, of Powhatan; fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Monday morning at eleven o’clock in the Powhatan Presbyterian Church, with Rev. William Arnott, of Mansfield, officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Parks, Charley Dale Parks

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Charley Dale Parks, son of the late C. W. and Phebe Beardmore Parks, was born February 1, 1908 near Harriettsville, Noble County, Ohio. He passed away February 27, 1974, after having suffered a series of heart attacks, in Walker General Hospital, Avon Park, Florida, where he had gone to spend the winter.

       In November of 1923, Dale moved with his family from Pleasant Ridge, near Graysville, Ohio, to Barberton, Ohio where he had since lived.

       In September 1934 he was married to Ethel Beidle who survives with one son, Robert Dale; one daughter, Linda Postich; five grandchildren, Susan, Judith and Jimmy Parks and Ricky and Jennifer Postich; and one brother, Ralph Parks, of Barberton; two sisters, Mrs. Elma Christy, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Ethel Elliott, of Barberton; also, many other relatives and friends.

       He was preceded in death by his father in 1952; his mother in 1944, and a brother, Albert, in 1971.

       Mr. Parks was employed by the B. & W. Boiler works for thirty-nine years, having retired one year ago.

       Funeral services were held at the Campfield-Hickman Funeral Home at Barberton on Monday, March 4th, at one o’clock. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Barberton.

       He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. The following lines was his pattern in life:

                             Each day I’ll do

                             A golden deed

                             By helping those

                             Who are in need.

                             My life on earth

                             Is but a span

                             And so I’ll do

                             The best I can.

 

Pennington, Emma Pennington

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Emma Pennington, 83, of Canton, died Thursday morning, February 28, 1974, at three o’clock in White Oaks Nursing Home, at Canton, where she had resided the past six years.

       Born in Noble County, October 14, 1890, she was the daughter of James and Louisa Mehl Pennington. She formerly lived in Chandlersville and Summerfield.

       Surviving are a son, Carroll Pennington; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her parents, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Brubach Funeral Home at Summerfield, with Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Chandlersville Cemetery.

 

Peppel, Blanche Peppel nee Mitchell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Blanche Peppel, 75, of Lower Salem, Route 1, died Friday morning, March 1, 1974, at 8:40 o’clock, in Fairview Manor Nursing Home at Beverly.

       She was born July 4, 1898, in Noble County, a daughter of the late Albert and Rose Lee Mitchell.

       Mrs. Peppel was a member of the Harriettsville United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are her husband, Edwin Peppel, whom she married April 19, 1933, and two nephews, John Mitchell, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Joseph Mitchell, of Dayton.

A brother, James Mitchell, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the Mallett Funeral Home at Stafford, with Rev. Edgar Day officiating. Burial was in Salem Township Cemetery, Washington County.

 

Perkins, Infant Son Perkins

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Prayer services were held during the regular church services, Sunday, Sept. 22nd, at the United Methodist Church, Belmont, for the infant son of Gary and Marcie White Perkins, of Bethesda, Route 1.

       Born Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1974, at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, he died on Wednesday.

       Surviving in addition to the parents are a brother, Michael Wayne, of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland White, of Belmont; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Perkins, of Beallsville; and great grandmothers, Mrs. Elna White, of Belmont; Mrs. Mary Majors, of Barnesville, and Mrs. Mary Perkins, of Bellaire.

       Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes.

      

Bauman, Josephine Bauman nee Bachman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Mrs. Josephine Bauman, 79, of 86 West Sunset Drive, Rittman, died Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 1974, in Akron General Medical Center.

       She was born at Sardis, Monroe County, September 8, 1895, the daughter of Alex and Lydia Widmer Bachman.

       Mrs. Bauman was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. She spent most of her life in Rittman.

       Surviving are two sons, Arthur Baumann and Marvin Bauman, Sr., of Rittman; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Marjorie) Weber and Mrs. Roger (Evelyn) Hessidence, of Rittman and Mrs. Leon (Janet) Graf, of Barberton; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Ramsier, Mrs. Elizabeth Ramsier and Miss Esther Bachman, of Rittman, and Miss Lula Bachman, of Orville; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Sem Bauman, in 1961; also by one brother, Simon Bachman, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Schar.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, in the Apostolic Christian Chruch, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Perko, Christine E. Perko nee Marcinko

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Christine E. Perko, 73, of 53 Orchard Avenue , Bridgeport, died Tuesday, February 26, 1974.

       She was born at Maynard, July 24, 1900, a daughter of the late Charles and Rose Talarovich Marcinko.

       Mrs. Perko was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Wolfhurst, and the Catholic Women’s Club.

       Surviving are her husband, John Perko; two daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Fillon, of St. Clairsville, and Mrs. Ethel Estep, of Vestal, New York; two sons, John Perko, of St. Clairsville, and David Perko, of Woodsfield; one sister, Rose Marcinko, of Reedsville, Ohio; one brother, Tom Marcinko, of The Plains, Ohio, and nine grandchildren.

       A Requiem High Mass was held Friday at twelve o’clock noon in St. Joseph’s Church, with Rev. Mitchell Wilamowski officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Blaine.

      

Warfield, Nathan E. Warfield

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Nathan E. Warfield, 84, of Somerton, died Tuesday evening, February 26, 1974, at 6:45 o’clock in Barnesville Nursing Home.

       Born in Wayne Township, Belmont County, September 29, 1889, he was a son of the late Aaron and Mariah McFarland Warfield.

       Mr. Warfield was a member of the Somerton United Methodist Church, and a 57-year member and past master of Somerton Masonic Lodge.

       He was also a member of Barnesville Chapter 69 and Barnesville Council 97; Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge; and a member of Somerton Eastern Star Chapter. He was a retired farmer and boiler fireman at the Cambridge Dairy Co.

       Surviving are two sons, George Warfield, of Somerton, and Guy Warfield, of Norwich; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Margaret) McCort, of Barnesville, Route 1; one sister, Mrs. Emily Kemp, of Bethesda; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Nicholson Warfield in 1967.

     Services were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home in Barnesville, with Rev. Gail Smith, of Somerton, officiating. Burial was in Somerton Cemetery.

 

Pethtel, Deborah J. Pethtel

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       A New Matamoras area woman died Saturday evening from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Ohio 7 near Frontier High School that afternoon.

       Deborah J. Pethel, 19, of New Matamoras, Route 3, died at 7:10 p.m. in the emergency room of Marietta Memorial Hospital. She sustained fractured ribs, a fractured shoulder, head injuries, and multiple lacerations, abrasions and contusions, the hospital said.

       Miss Pethel was born in Marietta, a daughter of Zedack and Alice DeMoss Pethel, who reside on New Matamoras, Route 3.

       Surviving with her parents, are one sister, Diane, at home; three brothers, Mark Pethel, at home; Frank Pethel, of Reno, and Zedack (Mike) Pethel, of New Matamoras, Route 3, and her grandmothers, Mrs. Blanche Pethel, of Amsterdam, Ohio, and Mrs. Mabel DeMoss, of St. Mary’s, W. Va.

       Services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock in the Ruttencutter Funeral Home, at St. Mary’s. Burial was in St. Mary’s IOOF Cemetery.

 

Pfeiffer, James Everett Pfeiffer

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       James Everett Pfeiffer, 82, died Tuesday, April 23, 1974, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he had made his home in recent years with a niece, Mrs. Edith Davoe.

       He was born Aug. 26, 1892, at Wingett Run, a son of Joseph and Mary Hall Pfeiffer. He spent most of his life in Portland, Oregon.

       One sister, Mrs. Nellie Cornell, Canton, survives and there are three half-sisters and three half-brothers; Mrs. Ida Wheeler and Mrs. Betty Offenberger, of Marietta, Mrs. Ella Noland, of Dresden; Carlos, Raymond and Joseph Pfeiffer, all of Marietta.

       Six brothers preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held Friday morning, April 26th, at ten o’clock, in Memorial Gardens, Portland, Oregon, with burial there.

 

Phillips, Randolph Phillips

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Randolph Phillips, 72, of 124 Maher Street, St. Clairsville, died Saturday, July 20, 1974, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va., following an illness of the past six months.

       He was born at Armstrongs Mills, December 26, 1901, a son of the late Cornelius J. and Stocha Brandon Phillips.

       Mr. Phillips attended the Christian Church, and was a retired employe of the Belmont County Highway Department.

       Surviving are his wife, Leota Johnson Phillips; one son, Charles R. Phillips;  and three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Skukan, Mrs. Hazel McMahon and Mrs. Margaret Skukan, all of St. Clairsville; one sister, Mrs. Maude Jobes, of Belmont; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 23rd, at one o’clock, in the Beck Chapel at St. Clairsville, with Rev. merle Burroughs officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

 

Potts, Ora C. Potts

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Miss Ora C. Potts, 88, of Duffy, died Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 1974, in New Martinsville, West Virginia.

       She was born at Duffy, January 14, 1886, a daughter of the late Simon and Mary Harmon Potts.

       Miss Potts was a member of the Duffy Church of Christ.

       Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Harry (Vesta) Geisler, of Duffy.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Rush Funeral Chapel at Sardis, with Evangelist William Butterfield officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville.

 

Powell, Bert Powell

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Bert Powell, 74, of 116 South Chestnut Street, Barnesville, died Tuesday evening, August 13, 1974, at his home.

       He was born in Stafford, Ohio, on March 20, 1900, the son of James and Nancy Hashman Powell.

       Mr. Powell was a retired coal miner and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Barnesville.

       Surviving are his wife, Helen Giesey Powell; one daughter, Mrs. John (Jean) Swallie, of Barnesville; four sisters, Mrs.Addy Roby, Mrs. Ada Body, Mrs. Ira Randolph and Mrs. Grace Holland, all of Barnesville, and three grandsons.

       He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home, Barnesville, with Rev. Bud Spragg officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

 

Prunty, Lawrence J. Prunty

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 9 or 10 Feb 1974

        Lawrence Jacob (Jake) Prunty, 75, of 620 Eighth St., died at 7:50 p.m. Friday in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

        He was born Dec. 2, 1898 in Marietta, a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Dauber Prunty.  On June 23, 1923, he married Daisy Gutberlet who survives with two brothers, Harry Prunty, Marietta, and Gordon Prunty, Marietta Rt. 6.

        Mr. Prunty was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church and attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  He had been engaged in farming in his early life and was later associated with his brother-in-law, Ray Gutberlet, in the Big Four Feed Store for 17 years.  His home had been on Pleasant Ridge before coming to Marietta.  He was a member of the Little Muskingum Grange and was a 50 year member of Masterton Lodge No. 429, F. & A. M.

        Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home.  Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Radde, Leddy L. Radde nee Jeffers

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Mrs. Leddy L. Radde, 80, of 1012 Fifth Street, Lorain, Ohio, died Thursday, January 10, 1974, in the hospital of the Ohio Masonic Home at Springfield, Ohio, where she had been a patient fifteen days.

       She was born at Beallsville, Ohio, March 23, 1893, a daughter of I. N. and Louesa Lapp Jeffers.

       Mrs. Radde had been a resident of Lorain for fifty-two years. She attended Kent State University, and taught in the Beallsville, Shadyside and Lorain schools.

       She was a member of the First United Methodist Church; Queen City Chapter No.66, Order of Eastern Star; and Social Order of Beaucante of Lorain.

       Surviving are her husband, Henry Radde; two brothers, Bert Jeffers, of Creston, Ohio, and Vernon Jeffers of Beallsville, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Mellott, of Beallsville.

       Friends were received at the Schwartz, Spence and Boyer Funeral Home, 1124 Fifth Street, Lorain, on Sunday afternoon and evening. Eastern Star services were held on Sunday evening at seven o’clock.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, January 14th, at one o’clock, in the funeral home with Rev. Donald Walton officiating. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery, Lorain.

 

Ramsay, Adda Ramsay nee Kanzigg

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Mrs. Adda Ramsay, 80, of Powhatan Point, Route 1, died Tuesday, November 19, 1974, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       She was born in Monroe County, January 22, 1894, a daughter of the late Jacob and Pauline Schrader Kanzigg.

       Mrs. Ramsay was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ at Powhatan.

       Surviving are five sons, Vernon Ramsay, of  Lakemore, Ohio; Calvin Ramsay and George Ramsay, of Akron; Glenn Ramsay, of Wadsworth, and Dale Ramsay, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Maude Atkinson, and Mrs. Betty Armann, of Powhatan, and Mrs. Mildred Snedeker, of  Glen Dale, W. Va.; one brother, Oscar Kanzigg, of Powhatan; eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

       Her husband, Russell Ramsay, preceded her in death in September, 1973.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one o’clock in the Gibson-Bauknect Funeral Home at Powhatan. Burial was in Powhatan cemetery.

 

Ramsay, Ida M. Ramsay

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Mrs. Ida M. (Aunt Ida) Ramsay, 93, Route 148, Powhatan, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1974, at her home.

       She was born in York Township, Belmont County, Ohio, August 26, 1881, a daughter of the late Arnold and Mary Burkhart.

       Surviving are one son, Aaron F. Ramsay, Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. Martin (Mary) Ramsay, both of Powhatan; one grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Eunice Pugh, of Richmond, Virginia.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron F. Ramsay, in 1935.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock in the Powhatan Church of Christ with Minister Everett Kemp officiating. Burial was in Powhatan cemetery.

 

Reed, Dan T. Reed

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       Dan T. Reed, a son of former Stafford residents, was killed Sunday when a Trans World Airways Boeing 727 crashed into a Blue Ridge mountaintop, killing 92 persons aboard.

       A son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Reed, of Woodbridge, Virginia, Reed boarded the plane in Columbus. He was returning to New London, Connecticut, where he was attending a Coast Guard academy.

       The Reed family had been visiting a grandmother, Mrs. Dave Sutton, of Delaware, Ohio, also a former Monroe County resident. After taking their 20-year old son to the Columbus airport, Mr. and Mrs. Reed departed for Old Washington where they intended to visit Mr. and Mrs. Dale Davis.

       The news of the crash reached the Reeds via radio while they were driving near Zanesville, according to Mrs. Davis. The parents of the crash victim waited with the Davises for confirmation of their son’s death.

       In addition to his parents and grandmother, Reed is survived by a brother, David, who is stationed with the Coast Guard in Wisconsin, and one sister, Nancy, of the home.

       Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending recovery of the body.

 

Reef, Eugene A. Reef

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Eugene A. Reef, 87, of Sardis, Route 2, died Wednesday evening, December 18, 1974, at eight o’clock, in Bellaire City Hospital following a several weeks illness.

       He was born in Monroe County, Ohio, August 27, 1887, a son of the late Frederick and Agnes Haslam Reef.

       Mr. Reef was a former oil field worker and retired from the United Mine Workers Union.

       Surviving are one son, Woodrow Reef, of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Craig, of Woodsfield, Route 4; one step-daughter, Mrs. George Dierke, of Clarington, Route 1; two step-sons, Donald Lallathin, of  Beallsville, Route 3, and Wilson Lallathin, of Cadiz; twelve grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Reef, of Sardis, Route 2, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Alleman, of Woodsfield, Route 1, and Mrs. Berth Eggeman, of Navarre, Route 3.

       His wife, Clyda Minder Lallathin Reef, preceded him in death in 1972.

       Friends were received after one o’clock Friday afternoon at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield.

       Funeral services were held in their chapel on Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, with Rev. Tom Clark officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery on Clarington, Route 1.

 

Repens, Joseph Repens

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Powhatan Point—A Blaine man was killed near here Thursday morning, January 17th, at the Ferro Alloy Plant, after he was crushed by a machine conveyor belt.

       Joseph Repens, 52, Blaine, was declared dead by Dr. A. J. Antalis at the Ferro Alloy Plant, after his body was removed from the conveyor belt, according to officials at the scene.

       Monroe County Coroner, Dr. J. W. Blevins said the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m.

       Dr. Blevins said Repens was alone when the accident occurred.

 

Reynolds, Robert Reynolds

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Robert Reynolds, 52, of Buckeye Run, Martins Ferry, died Sunday, August 4, 1974, at Wheeling Hospital.

       Born in Martins Ferry, October 2, 1921, he was a son of the late Thomas and Eva Jeffers Reynolds.

       Mr. Reynolds was a construction painter by occupation.

       Surviving are his wife, Elsie Morris Reynolds; one daughter, Mrs. William (Cleda) May, of Woodsfield; four sons, Cecil Peterson, of Martins Ferry; Dale Peterson, of  Woodsfield; Rex Peterson, of Bridgeport, and Vincent Peterson, of Fowler, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Nelson Coyle, of Martins Ferry; Mrs. Eugene Cataldo, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Mrs. Kenneth Moore , in California; four brothers, Thomas Reynolds and Harold Reynolds, of Pittsburgh; Elijah Reynolds, in Wisconsin, and Lawrence Reynolds, in Florida; fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon August 7th, at one o’clock, in the Heslop Funeral Home, at Martins Ferry, with Rev. John Bolyard, Jr. officiating, Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

 

Rhodes, Clark A. Rhodes

Source:  Coshocton [Ohio] Tribune; 20 Mar 1974

        Clark A. Rhodes, 53, of Coshocton Route 5, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at County Memorial Hospital, shortly after suffering an apparent heart attack while at work at Steel Ceilings Co. plant, N. Third St.

        He was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Stark County, a son of the late Loree and Mary Miller Rhodes.  On July 10, 1945, he was married to Dora Keller, who survives.

        Mr. Rhodes was a World War II Air Force veteran and had been a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

        Besides the widow, survivors are one step-daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Netha) Lehr, Palisade, Colo.; two step-sons, Herbert L. Keller, Los Alamos, N.M., and Clayton Keller, Collinsville, Okla.; 12 step-grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.

        Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson Funeral Home with the Rev. C. F. Roberts officiating.  Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery near Warsaw.

        Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Ricer, Roy Edward Ricer

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Roy Edward Ricer, 67, of 360 East Grantline Road, Tracy, California, died unexpectedly at 11:50 o’clock Saturday night, August 17, 1974, at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, where he was a patient since Thursday, August 15th, with a heart ailment.

       He was born November 3, 1906, in Woodsfield, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ricer, and he had been a resident of Tracy since 1943.

       Mr. Ricer was a member of the Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars at Antioch, California, and was a veteran of World War II.

       Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Nowell Ricer; one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Lillian) Ives, of Antioch, California; one sister, Mrs. Gifford (Ruth) Cale, of La Puente, California; two grandchildren; one great grandchild, and three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lila Nowell, of Zanesville, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Ricer were visiting; Mrs. Rosina Nalley, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Ethel Dearth, of Warren.

       A sister, Mabel Stephens, preceded him in death.

       The body was taken to the Bolin Funeral Home in Zanesville, and on Monday taken to the Higgins Funeral Home in Antioch, California, for services and burial.

 

Ridgeway, Evelyn Mae Ridgeway nee Cline

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 18, 1974

       Mrs. Evelyn Mae Ridgeway, 57, of Woodsfield, Route 2, died Sunday evening, April 14, 1974, in the Roker Nursing Home at Alliance after an extended illness.

       She was born in Monroe County, August 27, 1916, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Brown Cline.

       Mrs. Ridgeway was a member of the Richfork Church of Christ.

       Surviving are her husband, Elmer Ridgeway; one son, Jerry Ridgeway of Woodsfield; two daughters, Mrs. Rosemarie King and Mrs. Judy Natale, of Alliance; two grandchildren; one brother, Frederic Cline, of Woodsfield, of Woodsfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Loretta Wagner, of Waterford, and Mrs. Betty Kerns, of Summerfield.

       One son preceded her in death.

       Friends were received at the Gardner Funeral Home in Woodsfield on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

       Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, with Minister J. V. A. Traylor officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

Rinard, Sylvia Rinard nee Holland

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Mrs. Sylvia Rinard, 82, of Wingett Run, died Monday afternoon, February 25, 1974, at three o’clock, at the home of her daughter in Uhrichsville.

       Born December 12, 1881 at Wingett Run, she was the daughter of Stephen and Nancy Jones Holland.

       Mrs. Rinard was a member of Hall’s Chapel Church of God.

       On May 13, 1911, she married Warren Rinard, who survives with two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Myrtle Freed, of Uhrichsville; Mrs. Lou Wilda Griffin, of Canton; Ralph Rinard, of Wooster, and Doyle Rinard of New Matamoras.

       Also surviving are twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd Holland and James Holland, of Rinard Mills, and Howard Holland, of Chandlersville, and two sisters, Mrs. Bay Forshey, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Pearl Cline, of Graysville.

       Services were held Thursday afternoon, February 28th, at one o’clock in the Lee Hadley Funeral Home at new Matamoras. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

 

Robbins, Blanche Robbins

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Mrs. Blanche Robbins, 83, of Canton, died Saturday morning, Sept. 28, 1974, in Aultman Hospital, Canton, after a brief illness.

       She was born in Noble County, November 17, 1890.

       Mrs. Robbins was a member of the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son, Clyde Robbins, of Canton, with whom she made her home the past six years; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Wiley Robbins, died in 1972.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Mallett Funeral Home of Stafford in charge.

 

Roush, Leeora V Roush  [28 April 1898 – 1 July 1974]

Mrs Leeora V Roush, 76, of 434 W Pike St, died in a local hospital today following an extended illness.

Mrs Roush was the owner and operator of Roush’s Fruit Market for 35 years.

Her husband, Harold A Roush preceded her in death in 1958.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Kenneth (Betty) Meneely of Garden Grove Calif and Mrs Martha Jean Birchfield, Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother, Roy Morris, Pike Street.

Mrs Roush was a member of the Central Christian Church.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home after 2 pm today

Published in the Clarksburg Telegram on Monday July 1, 1974.  From the collection of P Frichtl

 

Rufener, John W. Rufener

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       John W. Rufener, 87, of Sardis, Route 2, died Thursday morning, February 28, 1974, in the Swiss Hills Nursing Home at Beallsville. He was born in Lee Township, Monroe County, July 21, 1886, a son of Rudolph and Martha Price Rufener.

       Mr. Rufener was a member of the United Methodist Church, and a retired trucker.

       Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edith Rittler and Mrs. Daisy Bauman, of Sardis, and Mrs. Freda Clark, of Tridelphia, W. Va., and four brothers, Jake Rufener and Homer Rufener, of Sardis; Melvin Rufener and Daniel Rufener, of Smithville.

       Services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Rush Funeral Home at Sardis, with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, near Sardis.

 

Sayger, George H. Sayger

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       George Henry Sayger, 85, of Newport, died Thursday morning, November 21, 1974, at 7:22 o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

       He was born July 18, 1889, at Mathias, W. Va., a son of the late Michael and Almeda Frie Sayger.

       In 1916, he married Cora Edith Lamp, who died August 27, 1970.

       Surviving are six sons, William Sayger and Robert Sayger, of Detroit, Michigan; Ray Sayger, of Tacoma, Washington; Jimmy Sayger, of St. Marys, W. Va.; Edward Sayger, of Marietta, and Lonnie Sayger, of Newport; three daughters, Mrs. Glenna Seevers, of Newport; Mrs. Bonnie Stevens, of Fly, and Mrs. Georgia Tice, of Williamson, W. Va.; thirteen grandchildren; one brother, William Sayger, of Davis, W. Va., and one sister, Miss Mary Sayger, of Philippi, W.Va.

       Two sons, one daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

       Mr. Sayger had been a riveter with the great Lakes Shipyards in Detroit until his retirement 20 years ago. His home had been on Newport Pike before he moved to Newport six years ago. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Belpre.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home at Marietta. Burial was in Valley Cemetery. 

 

Schindler, Fred Schindler

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Fred Schindler, 90, a former resident of Monroe County, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 1974, in Miles City, Montana.

       Mr. Schindler was born July 13, 1883, at Sardis, the oldest child of John and Rosy Schindler. He was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church.

       Mr. Schindler went to Montana in 1908 and worked on several ranches there before filing for his own homestead in 1910 on Moon Creek.

       In 1916 he married Louise Stauffer of Sardis. They ranched on Moon Creek until retiring to Miles City in 1956.

       Surviving are one brother, Philip Schindler, of Deer Lodge, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Schreiner, of Townsend, Montana, and Mrs. Frances Lude, of Ravenna, Ohio, and a host of nieces and nephews.

       He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 1958; also, by five brothers, Henry, Jess, Felix, Lawrence and Gregory Schindler,one half-brother, John Schindler, and one half-sister, Emma Schnell.

       Funeral services were held Monday, February 11th, in the Graves Funeral Home at Miles City. Burial was in the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City.

       Alvin and Fritzie Schindler, of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Gauding and daughter, Suzanne, of Ravenna, attended the funeral services in Montana.

 

Schneider, George F. Schneider

Source:  The Wausau [Wisconsin] Herald; 24 Apr 1974

        George F. Schneider, 50, Merrill Route 3, died at 7:30 a.m. today in a Merrill hospital.

        Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Stephen's United Church of Christ.  The Rev. Dale Kuck will officiate and burial will be in Merrill Memorial Park.  Friends may call at Schram - Buettner Funeral Home in Merrill from 2 p.m. Thursday until 10 am. Friday, and at the church after 11 a.m. Friday.

        Mr. Schneider was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Hornic, Iowa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schneider, Merrill Route 4.  He was married April 16, 1948 in the Town of Corning to Pearl Neubauer, who survives.  He was employed at Wisconsin Window Unit Co.

        Survivors, besides his wife and parents, include a brother Cedric, Merrill Route 4; and three sisters, Mrs. LaVern Culver, Merrill Route 4, Mrs. Ernest Culver, 1604 E. 12th St., Merrill, and Mrs. Quinten Schneider, Merrill, Route 2.

 

Schneider, Sena G. Schneider, nee Goodballet

Source:  The Evening Review [East Liverpool, Ohio]; Monday, November 18, 1974

Mrs. Sena Schneider

        Mrs. Sena G. Schneider, 83, of 2761 St. Clair Ave. died Saturday morning at 11:05 at the Extended Care Center here following a lengthy illness.   

        She was born Dec. 21, 1890, in Washington County, Ohio, a daughter of Andrew Goodballet and Barbara Ellen Gross* Goodballet.  She retired in 1957 from the Homer Laughlin China Co. following 43 years of service as a forelady.  She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.  

        Her husband, Walter Schneider, died June 15, 1973. 

        She is survived by three sons, Ralph W. Seevers and Harold Seevers, both of East Liverpool, and Clinton R. Seevers of Anaheim, Calif.; a brother, Harold F. Goodballet of East Liverpool, 7 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

        Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Lee officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

        Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and night.

*Submitter's Note:  Her mother's death certificate gives her maiden name as SCOTT.

 

Sellers, Chauncey W. Sellers

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 23, 1974

       Chauncey W. Sellers, 83, of Quaker City, Route 3, a retired farmer, died Saturday evening, May 18, 1974, at 5:15 o’clock, in Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Tenth Street Unit, in Cambridge.

       He was born March 1, 1891, in Monroe County, and was a World War I veteran.

       Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ida Acton, and one brother, John Sellers, both of Barnesville.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville. Burial was in Hope Cemetery at Hendrysburg.

 

        Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Doudna & McClure Funeral Home with burial in Moss Run Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Sharp, Ouida Sharp nee Okey

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. W. J. (Ouida) Sharp, 80 years old, died Saturday, March 23, 1974, in Cleveland, Ohio, following a short illness.

       She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, September 4, 1893, the daughter of the late James Weir Okey and Margaret Watson Okey.

       Mrs. Sharp served as a Corporal, in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War I, being one of the three girls from Ohio chosen to serve in this Division.

       Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Ord C. Blackledge of Cleveland, Ohio.

       Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

       Services were held Monday, March 25th, at the Daniels Funeral Home in Lakewood, Ohio.

      

Schaffer, Everett F. Schaffer

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 29, 1974

       Everett F. Schaffer, 97, of 415 North Fourth Avenue, Paden City, West Virginia, died Friday, February 15, 1974, in the Wetzel County Hospital at New Martinsville.

       He was born January 5, 1877, at Clarington, Ohio, the son of the late Frederick and Anna Affolter Schaffer.

       Mr. Schaffer was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Paden City, and was a former Superintendent of Methodist Sunday Schools for Wetzel County. He was a former Wetzel County school teacher, and retired proprietor of Schaffer’s Department Store in Paden City.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Louise) Gray, of Paden City; one grandson, Donald Neill Gray, of Pittsburg, Pa., and one great granddaughter.

       He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Coulter Schaffer, in 1962; also by twelve brothers and sisters.

       Services were held Monday afternoon, February 18th, at two o’clock, in the Mowery-Trowbridge Funeral Home at Paden City, with the Rev. John Negley and the Rev. E. S. Hallam officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

 

Shaw, Jack L. Shaw

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Jack Lewis Shaw, 75, of Bethesda, Route 1, former Bridgeport resident and retired deputy sheriff, died Wednesday morning, January 16, 1974, at nine o’clock, in Barnesville Hospital.

       He was born at Clarington, Ohio, May 21, 1898, a son of the late William and Viola Ross Shaw.

       His first wife, Margaret Wilgus Shaw, preceded him in death in 1954.

       Surviving are his wife, Ruth Mellott Shaw; eight daughters, Mrs. Lovella Edge, of Rapid City, South Dakota; Mrs. Grace Cronin, of Beech Bottom, W.Va.; Mrs. Betty McConnaughy, of Bridgeport; Mrs. Marilyn Buterbaugh, of Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Margaret Austin, of St. Clairsville; Mrs. Evelyn Hinds, of Barnesville; Miss Elizabeth Shaw and Miss Rose Shaw, of Wheeling; two sons, Lewis Shaw and James Robert Shaw, of Bridgeport; one brother, George Wesley Shaw, of Bellaire; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hurd, of Bellaire, and Mrs. Amanda Williams, of Shadyside; seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

       Services were held Friday afternoon at three o’clock in the Wilson Chapel at Bridgeport, with Rev. Russell Hurd officiating. Burial was in Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport.

 

Shook, Floyd O. Shook

Monroe County beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Floyd Odel Shook, 56, of Sardis, Route 1, died Saturday, November 23, 1974, in Marietta Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

       He was born on Sardis, Route 1, January 6, 1919, the son of John Shook and the late Laura Trembly Shook.

       Surviving are his father, John Shook, of the home; one sister, Mrs. Freda Rutter, of New Matamoras, and several nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel with Minister Tom Butterfield, Sr. officiating. Burial was in West Union Cemetery.

 

Simonton, Smith Simonton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 1, 1974

       Smith Simonton, 88, of Clarington, died Thursday, July 25, 1974, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born in Deersville, Ohio, September 4, 1885, the son of Finley and Veturia Hefling Simonton.

       Mr. Simonton was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church, and was a retired employe of East Ohio Gas Co.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Julius (Helen) Stauffer, of Clarington; and one granddaughter.

       He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Simonton, in 1970, and a daughter, Mrs. Gayle Taylor, in 1967.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the Rush Funeral Home at Clarington, with Rev. Paul Arn officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Point Cemetery.

 

Smith, Aaron Wesley Smith

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 12, 1974

       Aaron Wesley Smith, 91, of Graysville, died Monday evening, December 2, 1974, at 7:30 o’clock, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

       He was born near Graysville, January 2, 1883, a son of Enos and Sarah Anne Smith.

       Mr. Smith was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Union Church.

       Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Ethel) Piatt, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Cline and Mrs. Lawrence (Gladys) Highman, of Graysville; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; two half-brothers, Brian Smith, of Rinard Mills, and Jake Smith of Ashland, and one half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Kindle, of Graysville.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Low-Gap Christian Union Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Gardner Funeral Home of Woodsfield in charge.

 

Smith, Clinton Hanson Smith

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       Clinton Hanson Smith, 79, of New Matamoras, died Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 1974, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Parkersburg, West Virginia.

       Born in Washington County, Ohio, November 26, 1894, Mr. Smith was the son of the late John and Mary Black Smith.

       Mr. Smith was a member of the Salem Hall United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Wise, of Belmont, W. Va.; one sister, Mrs. Ella Williams, of Cambridge; one granddaughter, Catherine Sue Wise, of Belmont, W. Va., and one nephew.

       His wife, Clara Coss Smith, preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock in the New Matamoras United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lee Fetters officiating. Burial was in the New Matamoras Cemetery.

 

Smith, Delbert C. Smith

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Delbert C. (Jim) Smith, 56, of Bellaire, Route 2, died Friday, July 26, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born in Armstrongs Mills, September 9, 1917, the son of Crawford and Margaret Penrose Smith.

       Mr. Smith was a retired welder of the former Vidcan Rail Co., Benwood, W. Va.

       Surviving are his wife, Sarah Jane McMahon Smith; two sons, Blaine Smith and Benny Smith, of Powhatan Point; one daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Rodewald , of Mentor, Ohio; one brother, Lester Smith, of Neffs, and seven grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, July 29th, at one o’clock, in the Toothman Funeral Home at Jacobsburg, with Rev. Everett Kemp officiating. Interment was in Armstrongs Cemetery , Armstrongs Mills.

 

Smith, Emma Smith nee Feiber

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Mrs. Emma Feiber Smith, 77, of Ashland, Ohio, died December 26, 1973, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland after a short illness.

       She was born in Monroe County, October 13, 1896, a daughter of John and Belle Baker Feiber.

       Mrs. Smith was a member of the Nazarene Church of Woodsfield.

       Surviving are one son, Edwin Feiber, of Ashland, with whom she made her home; one step-daughter, Oberene Tinsler, in Mississippi; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Winland, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Jane Potts, of Ashland; three brothers, Walter Feiber, of Woodsfield; Mike Feiber, of West Richfield, Ohio, and Forest Feiber, of Columbus, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith; one daughter, three sisters and one brother.

       Funeral services were held at the Gardner Funeral Home in Woodsfield on Saturday afternoon, December 29, 1973, at two o’clock, with Rev. William Graham, of the Nazarene Church officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery at Lewisville.

       The family wishes to thank all relatives, neighbors and friends for their thoughtfulness at the time of the death of their loved one.

 

Smithberger, Clara A. Smithberger nee Farnsworth

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Mrs. Clara A. Smithberger, 70, of 308 Newman Street, Mansfield, Ohio, died Friday afternoon, December 20, 1974, in Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness.

       She was born in St. Mary’s, W. Va., July 29, 1904, a daughter of Robert and Marie Farnsworth.

       A former resident of Canton, she had resided in Mansfield the past four years.

       She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mansfield and the Rosary and Altar Society Council of Catholic Women.

       Surviving are her husband, Earl Smithberger; two sons, Bernard Smithberger and John Smithberger, of Mansfield; four daughters, Miss Dorothy Smithberger and Miss Lucille Smithberger, of Canton; Mrs. Mary Idler, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Eileen Kaiser, of Navarre; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

       A funeral Mass was offered at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Mansfield, on Monday morning at eleven o’clock. Burial was in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery with the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home in charge.

 

Sparks, Carl L. Sparks

Source:  The Fostoria [Ohio] Review Times; 7 Oct 1974

        Carl L. Sparks, 57, of 2515 Beecher St., Findlay, died Sunday at 7:15 a.m. in Blanchard Valley Hospital following a lengthy illness.

        He was born in Tipton, Ind., on Oct. 22, 1916, to Thomas and Lola Mae (Kelly) Sparks, and his mother survives in Findlay.  On May 5, 1941, he married Evelyn I. Minard, and she survives.

        Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nancy McCullouth of Clearwater, Fla.; three grandchildren; a brother, James N., of Carey; sisters, Mrs. Mary Edith Clark, of Findlay; Mrs. Margaret Young, of Findlay; Mrs. Joan Harding, of Findlay; and Mrs. Helen Wyrick, of Kokomo, Ind.

        A retired transport driver, Mr. Sparks was a veteran of the Army in World War II in the Pacific theatre.  He was a member of United Conservation Club and the Disabled American Veterans.

        Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick-Hawkins Funeral Home, Findlay, the Rev. Franklin D. Cody officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Speece, Goldie Speece nee Hissom

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Mrs. Goldie Speece, 72, of  Route 2, Wellsburg, W. Va., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 1974, at Wheeling Hospital.

       She was born at Friendly, W. Va., July 7, 1902, a daughter of the late Okey and Susanna Slider Hissom.

       Mrs. Speece was a member of the Church of Christ.

       Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carmen Mozena, of Clarington; Mrs. Hilda Christopher, of Short Creek, W. Va.; Mrs. Glenda Williams and Mrs. Brenda Pellen, of Route 2, Wellsburg; three sons, Emmett Speece, of Follansbee, W. Va; Truman J. Speece and Thurman Speece, of Route 2, Wellsburg; one sister, Mrs. Cora Haught, of Friendly, W. Va.; eighteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Spence, in 1963.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22nd, at two o’clock, in the Chambers Funeral Home at Wellsburg, with Rev. Henry Pettini officiating. Burial was in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Wellsburg.

 

Spence, Vernon W. Spence

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 14, 1974

       Vernon W. Spence, 63, of 302 East Church Street, Woodsfield, died suddenly at his home Wednesday evening, April 10, 1974, at seven o’clock, after an apparent heart attack.

       He was born in Monroe County, October 15, 1910, a son of the late John and Ida Hartshorn Spence.

       Mr. Spence was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, and was a salesman for Knowlton Ford-Mercury of Woodsfield.

       Surviving are his wife, Luella Yerian Spence; one sister, Mrs. Audrey Bates, of Crooksville, Ohio, and three brothers, Denver Spence, of Woodsfield; Harold Spence, of Lewisville, and Floyd Spence, of Lowell.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel, with Thomas A. Christy, assisted by Minister Charles Hendershot officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery.

 

Spence, Vernon Waldo Spence  2nd obit

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 23, 1974

       Vernon Waldo Spence, 63, of 302 east Church Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, departed this life April 10, 1974, at his home of a heart attack.

       He was born near Graysville, Ohio on October 15, 1910, the son of the late John and Ida Hartshorn Spence.

       Mr. Spence was a member of the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ and was an employe of Knowlton Ford-Mercury, Inc. for eighteen years.

       He was united in marriage with Luella (Yerian) Spence on October 23, 1935 and to this union was born one son, Larry W. Spence, who preceded him in death in 1941. One sister, Gail Suitter, died in 1957.

       Mr. Spence is survived by his wife; three brothers, Floyd Spence, of Lowell, Ohio; Denver Spence, of Woodsfield, and Harold Spence, of Lewisville; one sister, Audrey Bates, of Crooksville, Ohio; also other relatives and a host of friends.

       Funeral services were held from the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 13, at two o’clock with Ministers Charles Hendershot and Thomas Christy officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

                                    Card of Thanks

       The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to those who helped in any way at the time of the death of our loved one. Special thanks to those who sent flowers, furnished food and those who served the food; to all for your prayers and words of sympathy; Brothers Hendershot and Christy for their kind words of sympathy; and Paul Turner and Sons for their efficient service.

 

Stackpole, Bessie Stackpole nee VanScyoc     

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 23, 1974

       Mrs. Bessie VanScyoc Stackpole, 70, of Clarington, died Friday night, May 17, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       She was born November 17, 1903, in Wileyville, West Virginia.

       Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Louise Smith, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Wilma Reed, of Canton, and Mrs. Ruth Ady, of Cameron; two sons, James Stackpole, of Brookfield, Wisconsin; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Yoho, of Wellington, Ohio, and Mrs. Gladys Weber, of Sullivan; one brother, Harold Van Scyoc, of Wellington; twenty-four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock in the Rush Funeral Home at Clarington. Burial was in Joliffe Cemetery at Pine Grove, W. Va.

 

Starkey, Larry D. Starkey

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 17, 1974

       Larry D. Starkey, 18, of 841 Moxahala Avenue, Zanesville, was killed at 10 a.m. Saturday in a one-car accident east of Lewisville on State Route 78, according to Sheriff Francis (Tinker) Sulsberger.

       A passenger, Richard F. Stotts, 20, of Summerfield, sustained minor injuries and was treated at Barnesville Hospital and released.

       Sheriff Sulsberger said Starkey, west-bound on Ohio 78 about two miles east of Lewisville, lost control of the car. It struck a culvert, broke off a large gas meter, and parts of the car crashed into the Charles Truax house.

       Young Starkey was thrown 13 feet from the car, hit the front of the Truax home and was thrown another 60 feet according to the sheriff. Starkey sustained multiple skull fractures and a broken neck. The Stotts youth received contusions and abrasions.

       Starkey was pronounced dead by Sheriff Sulsberger, acting coroner.

 

Steele, C. B. Steele

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, 1974

       C. B. Steele, 83, formerly of Monroe County, died Tuesday, July 23, 1974, in Carswell Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Worth, Texas.

       He was the son of the late George and Anna Bigger Steele.

       Mr. Steele was a retired Army veteran.

       Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Audrey Hamilton, of Woodsfield; four brothers, A. I. Steele, of Sun City, Arizona; G. W. Steele, of Wintersville, Ohio; Russell Steele, of Warren, and Glenn Steele, of Woodsfield.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home after 7:30 o’clock Thursday evening. Funeral services were held in their chapel on Friday

afternoon, July 26th, at two o’clock with Rev. Thos. W. Clark, of Stafford, officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Ozark.

       Veterans services were held Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock, at the funeral home.

 

Stephen, Harry Leroy Stephen

BARNESVILLE – Harry Leroy Stephen, 76, near Batesville, died at 7:05 p. m. Thursday (Aug. 1, 1974) at Barnesville Hospital following an illness.

Born Oct. 10, 1897 in Monroe County, he was a son of the late Jacob and Nancy E. Wells Stephen.

Mr. Stephen leaves three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Tuttle, Columbus, Mrs. Mary Carpenter, Summerfield and Mrs. Lillian Fitzgerald, Flushing; and one brother, Jerome Stephen, Pleasant City.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday in Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home here with Evan James Gallagher officiating.  Burial will be in Calais Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p. m.  Saturday.

 

Stillion, Charles H. Stillion

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Charles H. Stillion, Jr., 39, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; was accidentally killed September 11, 1974. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stillion, formerly of the West Union area, on Sardis, Route 1, Ohio.

       He was born January 10, 1935, at Warwood, West Virginia.

       On December 6, 1944, he was married to Eileen Hovey, of Coon Rapids, Iowa. To this union were born two daughters, Nancy Ann, of the home, and Joyce Ann, who preceded him in death on May 5, 1960.

       Charles graduated from Antioch High School, after which he served four years during the Korean War. Following his service duty he attended Architectural School in Chicago.

       He moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1955, and at the time of the accident he was employed with the Kens Pizza Parlors, Inc., where he was Vice President of their K. P. Development Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

       Surviving are his wife, Eileen Stillion; one daughter, Nancy, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stillion and one brother, Ronnie Ray Stillion, of Anadarko, Oklahoma; also, a host of other relatives and friends.

       Funeral services were held in the Butler Funeral Home at Tulsa. His body was taken to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, to lie in rest beside his infant daughter.

                                    Card of Thanks

       We wish to express our most sincere thanks to all our relatives, many friends and neighbors of our former home community for the cards of sympathy, the West Union friends for the flowers, gifts and prayers. All these acts of love and kindness have helped us so much in our loss and will always be remembered.

       HIS WIFE, DAUGHTER, FATHER, MOTHER AND BROTHER

 

Stoffel, Harry W. Stoffel

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 26, 1974

       Harry W. Stoffel, 78, of Towanda, Pa., a former resident of Monroe County, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, December 10, 1974, at his home.

       Born November 26, 1896, in Noble County, Ohio, he was the son of Charley and Addie (Murrey Stoffel) Shafer.

       Surviving are his wife, Leone Marshall Stoffel; four nephews, Charley Stoffel, of Wellsville, Ohio; Preston Stoffel, of Canton; Junior Stoffel, of Lewisville, and Harry Dean Stoffel, of Lower Salem; one niece, Mrs. John (Eileen)

DePasco, of Youngstown; three half-sisters and three half-brothers, Mrs. Heber (Myrtle) Johnson, Mrs. Ernest (Irene) Haas, Herbert Shafer and Raymond Shafer, of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Freda Shafer Robbins, of Steubenville; and James Leonard Shafer, of North Canton.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, December 12th, at two o’clock, at the Marylott Funeral Home, in Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Maurice Hart officiating. Burial was in the Bradford County, Pa., Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Strickling, Jess J. Strickling

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 29, 1974

       Jesse J. “Bud” Strickling, 85, of 306 East Terrace Drive, Plant City, Florida, formerly of Barber Ridge, Woodsfield, Route 3, died Monday afternoon, August 19, 1974, in Southern Baptist Hospital, Plant City. He had been a patient in the hospital nine days.

       He was born in Wayne Township, Monroe County, February 24, 1889, the son of the late James B. and Cyrena Dougherty Strickling.

Mr. Strickling was a retired farmer, oil field worker and school bus driver. He was a member of the Richfork Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Emma McMullen Strickling; two daughters, Mrs. Cyrena Campbell and Mrs. Helen Stone, of Plant City; two sons, Jesse Strickling, of Massillon, and Ward Strickling, of Woodsfield; ten grandchildren, Jeffrey, Donna, Nancy and George Campbell, of Plant City, Florida; Fred and Danny Strickling, of Massillon; Cheryl, Bobby, Stephie and Richard Strickling, of Woodsfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Nash, of Arlington, Virginia, and Mrs. Nora Turner, of Dayton.

One brother, one sister and two children preceded him in death several years ago.

The body was flown to Columbus airport, on Wednesday, August 21st. His wife and daughter, Helen, came on the same plane.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock, in the Gardner Funeral Home with Minister Charles Hendershot officiating. Burial was in Barber Ridge Cemetery, near his old home where he had lived over fifty years.

Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Devoe Turpin and Mrs. Lucile Nelson, Dayton; Mrs. Nina Ehmke, of New York; Mrs. Leona Houston, of Port Washington; Mrs. Ila McMuller Maylor of Canton; Virgil McMullen Dayten, of Carrollton; Freda McMullen Houston, of Canton; Dale McMullen, of Gnadenhutton; Ermie Dunlap, of Uhrichsville; Mrs. Mabel Nash, of Arlington, Virginia, and Bruce Strickling, of Frankfort.

 

Sullivan, Herbert J. Sullivan

Source: Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer;  Date: June 6, 1974; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #159, Id#: 0746177

Notes: Sullivan. Herbert J. Sullivan, beloved husband of Helen (nee Gallagher), step-father of Mrs. Ann Vanek, Martin Gallagher, Mrs. Katherine Polk and Donald Gallagher, grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of one, brother of Mrs. Margaret Vendrick and Michael Gimino. Please join his family at his funeral Mass Thursday, June 6, St. Stephen's Church (West 54th) at 10 a.m. Visitation At The John L. Carey Funeral Home, 6318 Lorain Ave.

 

Sutherland, Harry H. Sutherland

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 14, 1974

       Harry Henry Sutherland, 75, of 318 South Main Street, Woodsfield, died early Sunday morning, November 10, 1974, at his home after an extended illness.

       He was born at Duffy, Ohio, November 13, 1898, the son of Dr. Howard and Mary Ann Lively Sutherland.

       Mr. Sutherland formerly owned and operated the Columbia Hotel in Woodsfield. He was a member of St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in Woodsfield.

       Surviving are his wife, Bessie Heft Sutherland; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Langendorfer, of El Cajon, California, and Mrs. Barbara Kellogg, of Tampa, Florida; one son, Louis Sutherland, of Woodsfield, and five grandchildren.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited on Tuesday evening at eight o’clock.

       A Mass of Participation was held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock in St. Sylvester’s Church, with Msgr. Robert A. Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Taylor, Nettie F. Taylor nee Johnson

Source:  Cambridge [OHIO] Jeffersonian; Wed., 27 Nov. 1974

       BARNESVILLE--Mrs. Nettie F. Taylor, 82, Chestnut St., died at 5 A.M. today (Wednesday Nov. 27, 1974) at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling W.Va. Born at Calais, March 23, 1892, she was a daughter of the late John and Louvina Carpenter Johnson and was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church here. She was also a member of the Daughters of America Lodge.

           Mrs. Taylor leaves two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Irene) Brownfield and Mrs. Lester (Helen) Grier, both of Barnesville; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Stephen and Mrs. Juanita Sayre, both of Barnesville; and one brother, Allen Johnson, Lewisville.

Her husband, Spencer Taylor, preceded her in death in June of 1973. One infant daughter, one infant son, one sister and five brothers are also deceased. Friends may call at Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home here from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Floyd Workman and the Rev. James Porter officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery here.

 

Teters, Mildred Teters nee McGarry

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 21, 1974

       Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Teters, 57, of Caldwell, a prominent florist for eighteen years in Caldwell, died Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 1974, at two o’clock in Caldwell, following a lingering illness.

       She was born March 28, 1916, in Woodsfield, a daughter of Capitola Wheeler McGarry Love, and the late Walter McGarry.

       Mrs. Teters retired from the florist business in 1972. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, and Amazon Chapter No. 30, Order of Eastern Star, both of Caldwell.

       Surviving are her husband, Ralph Teters, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Cappitola Love, of Caldwell, and one daughter, Mrs. Andy (Susan) Walcutt, of Zanesville.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the McVay Funeral Home in Caldwell with Rev. Carroll Meyers officiating. Burial was in Olive Cemetery, Caldwell.

 

Teufel, Louis G. Teufel   (May 25, 1892 - February 19, 1974)

TEUFEL, Louis G., 81, of 30 Jefferson Avenue, Wheeling died Tuesday at the Home of the Good Shepherd, Wheeling.  He was a member of St. Michael's Church and a retired employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Burkart Teufel, March 21, 1969.

Surviving are two sons, Harold of Wheeling and C.A.(Jack) of Elm Grove, Wheeling; one brother, Peter A. of Martins Ferry.  Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions Wednesday at 8 p.m.

 

                      They face a brighter sunshine

                      Softer breezes-skies more blue

                      But some sweet day-not far away

                      We’ll meet again with you.

 

Thomas, Hubert A. Thomas

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 7, 1974

       Hubert Arthur Thomas, 67, of Jerusalem, died Friday, March 1, 1974, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, following a brief illness.

       He was born September 30, 1906, a son of Charles and Effa Gregg Thomas.

Mr. Thomas attended the Church of Christ at Jerusalem.

       Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Moore Thomas, and several nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Harper-Campbell Funeral Home at Beallsville, with Evangelist John Steele officiating. Burial was in the Jerusalem Cemetery.

 

Thomas, Samuel Abraham Thomas

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 21, 1974

       Samuel Abraham Thomas, 75, of Armstrongs Mills, died Sunday morning, February 10, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       Born October 11, 1898, at Armstrongs Mills, he was a son of the late Theodore and Eva Penrose Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Veterans of World War I of Woodsfield, American Legion, Bellaire Eagles Lodge and a retired miner from the North American Coal Co.

       Surviving are his wife, Pearl Sindeldecker Thomas; three sons, Harley Thomas and James Thomas, of Powhatan, and David Thomas of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Tomlison and Mrs. Faye Otto, of Armstrongs Mills, and Mrs. Beulah Hall, of Barnesville; twenty-one grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren;  three brothers, Ernest Thomas, of Armstrongs Mills; Delmas Thomas, of Cincinnati, and Roy Thomas, of Beallsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Della Parkinson, of Belmont, and Mrs. Dessie Hoots of Filmore, Indiana.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon, February 13th, at one o’clock, in the Toothman Chapel at Jacobsburg with Rev. Richard E. Phelps officiating. Burial was in Armstrongs Mills Cemetery.

 

Thomas, Wilbur E. Thomas

Thomas, Roger Lee Thomas

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       In loving memory of husband and father, Wilbur E. Thomas, who passed away August 4, 1964 and for our son and brother, Roger Lee Thomas, who passed away October 6, 1969.

                     Now the laborer’s task is over;

                      Now the battle day is past;

                      Now upon the farther shore

                      Lands the voyager at last.

 .

                      There the tears of earth are dried;

                      There its hidden things are clear;

                      There the work of life is tried

                      By a greater Judge than here.

 .

                         “Earth to Earth and Dust to Dust”

                      Calmly now the words we say;

                      Left behind, we wait in trust

                      For the resurrection Day.

                      Father,

                      In thy gracious keeping

                      Leave we now,

                      Thy Servant sleeping.

       They are sadly missed by his wife, sister and brother-in-law, niece and nephew, Mrs. Wilbur E. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Christman, Melissa and Matthew Christman.

 

Thornberry, Gregory Allan Thornberry

Monroe CountyBeacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Gregory Allan Thornberry, 23, of Beallsville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va., following a single- car accident on Route 556, three miles east of Beallsville, about 2:15 o’clock Friday afternoon. The car he was operating left the highway and smashed into a tree.

       He was born at Beallsville, on May 15, 1951, the son of Hollis B. and Ruth Riley Thornberry.

       Mr. Thornberry was a member of the Beallsville United Methodist Church, a graduate of Beallsville High School and Muskingum Area Technical College, Zanesville. He was employed at North American Coal Mine No. 4.

       Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three brothers, Randy, Bradley, and Jeffrey Thornberry, of Beallsville, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Riley, of Beallsville.

       Funeral services were held Monday morning at eleven o’clock in the Harper-Campbell Funeral Home at Beallsville, with Rev. Richard Perkins officiating. Burial was in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Truex, Bessie Mae Truex

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       Mrs. Bessie Mae Truex, 77, of Beallsville, Route 3, died Thursday morning, April 25, 1973, at ten o’clock, in Aultman Hospital, Canton, following an illness.

       She was born in Beallsville, November 20, 1896.

       Mrs. Truex was a member of the Church of Christ.

       Surviving are her husband, Herman H. Truex; two sons, Vernon Truex, of Beallsville, Route 3, and Roger Truex, of East Canton; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Boughner, of Clarington; Mrs. Fern Hendershot, of Beallsville, Route 3; Mrs. Anna Lee Book, of Massillon, and Mrs. Esther Miller, of Canton; twenty-five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the Harper-Campbell Funeral Home, at Beallsville. Burial was in the Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Ullman, Joseph T. Ullman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 23, 1974

       Joseph T. Ullman, 49, of 388 Delaware Drive, Westerville, Ohio, died Thursday evening, May 16, 1974, in a Columbus hospital.

       A native of Harriettsville, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ullman, of Harriettsville.

       Mr. Ullman was a salesman for John Evans Appliance Co., Westerville. He was a member of Masterton Lodge No. 429, F. & A. M., at Lebanon; Horeb Chapter and Zabud Council, Westerville, and Trinity Chapter No. 16, O. E. S. Lima. He was a veteran of World War II.

       Surviving are his wife, Doris Morris Ullman; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ullman, of Harriettsville; one daughter, Kathy, of the home, two step-daughters, Mrs. Alicia Sommer, of Greenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Donna Rushau, of West Carrollton, Ohio; one step grandson, Todd Sommer; one sister, Mrs. Martha Fryfogle, of Caldwell; one niece and one nephew.

       Services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Hill Funeral Home at Westerville. Additional services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock, in the McVay Funeral Home at Caldwell, with Rev. Richard P. Ellsworth officiating. Interment was in Olive Cemetery, Caldwell.

 

Ullman, Mary Ann Ullman nee Linton

Mrs. Mary Ann Ullman, 92 of Chandlersville, Rt. 2, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct 23, 1974 at 3:45 o'clock, at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Noble County, Dec 1, 1881, the dau of George and Ellen Linton. Mrs. Ullman was a member of the Chandlersville United Methodist Church. She also belonged to Moorhead-Bliss Chapter No 455, Order of Eastern Star, and Carpathia Rebekah Lodge No 721. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Sylvia Spence, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Pauline Gillogly, of the home; one son Ralph L. Ullman, of the home; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild, and one sister, Mrs Lula Shilling, of Caldwell. Her husband Lewis Ullman died in 1958, and one son is also deceased. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, in the Chandlersville United Methodist Church with the Rev. William High officiating. Burial was in the Chandlersville Cemetery.

 

Ullman, Sarah Ullman nee Knowlton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 11, 1974

       Mrs. Sarah Ullman, 89, of Waterford, died Saturday morning, March 23, 1974, at 2:15 o’clock, at Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Beverly.

       She was born near Rinard Mills, October 30, 1884, the daughter of the late Cornelius and Sarah Worley Knowlton

       She married William F. Ullman, May 27, 1908, who died October 3, 1928.

       Mrs. Ullman was a member of the Waterford United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are three sons, Herbert Ullman and Paul Ullman, of Waterford, and Heber Ullman, of Coal Run; two daughters, Mrs. Leland (Gertrude) Riecker, of Beverly, and Mrs. Nicholas (Jessie) Holmes, of Chillicothe; fifteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and one brother, Cornelius Knowlton, of Graysville.

       Two daughters and one brother preceded Mrs. Ullman in death.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock in the McCurdy Funeral Home at Beverly. Burial was in Waterford Cemetery.

 

Ullman, Walter B. Ullman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 14,1974

       Walter B. Ullman, 60, of 110 South Southhampton Avenue, Columbus, died Saturday, February 2, 1974, in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus.

       He was born April 9, 1913, in Lower Salem, a son of the late Daniel and Shelly Barnes Ullman.

       On May 6, 1939, he married Grace Clark, who survives with three sons, Daniel T. Ullman, of Little Falls, New Jersey; James Ullman and Wesley Ullmann, of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. David (Ginger) Hammond, of Detroit, Michigan, and six grandchildren.

       One brother, Wesley Ullmann, preceded him in death.

       Mr. Ulmann was owner of the West Side Body Shop in Columbus. He was a member of the Lower Salem United Methodist Church, and was past master of Aurelius Lodge No. 308, F. & A. M., at Macksburg.

       Services were held Wednesday afternoon, February 6th, at one o’clock, in the Doudna & McClure Funeral Home at Marietta. Interment was in Universalist Cemetery at Lower Salem.

       [Submitter’s note—Ullmann was spelled both ways in this obituary]

 

Underwood, Henry Underwood

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 28, 1974

       Henry Underwood, 97, of Woodsfield, died Wednesday night, February 20, 1974, at eleven o’clock at his home.

       He was born October 7, 1876, in Monroe County, a son of John and Margaret Smith Underwood.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Arco, of Payallup, Washington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

       Services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Gardner Funeral Home, with Minister Thos. A. Christy officiating.

       Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Unsworth, Michael D. Unsworth

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository; 25 Oct 1974

UNSWORTH, MICHAEL D. age 19 months of 5112 Wiseland Ave. SE, North Industry died Thursday in Cleveland Clinic Hospital following heart surgery.  Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Unsworth.  One sister, Miss Jodene Unsworth all of the home.  His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Miller of East Sparta and Mrs. Mary Unsworth of Canton.  Private services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Kreighbaum Funeral Home with Richard A. Carpenter officiating.  Burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park.

(Kreighbaum, 484-2525)

 

Van Fossen, Maude A. Van Fossen nee Sutton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October, 3, 1974

       Mrs. Maude A. Van Fossen, 69, of Summerfield, died at noon Monday, September 23, 1974, at Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, shortly after being admitted.

       She was born March 17, 1905, at Bellaire, the daughter of William and Maggie Gray Sutton.

       Mrs. Van Fossen resided many years in Summerfield where she was the telephone operator. She was a member of the Church of Christ and American Legion Auxiliary.

       Surviving are her husband, Guy Van Fossen; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Studenic, of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mrs. Doris Litziner, of Grove City; one son, Clayton Van Fossen, of Belpre; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace DePaoli, of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. Goldie Kinder, of Bellaire, and one brother, William Sutton, of Elm Grove, W. Va.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at the Brubach Funeral Home in Summerfield with Evangelist McKinley Bates officiating. Burial was in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

 

Vannest, Amelia Vannest nee Barnhart

Vannest, Frederick C. Vannest

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 5, 1974

       Mrs. Amelia Vannest, 76, of Route 2, Trough Run, Bellaire, died on Monday, November 18, 1974, at Bellaire City Hospital.

       She was born at New Matamoras, September 27, 1898, a daughter of the late John and Susie Thorp Barnhart.

       Mrs. Vannest was a member of the Bellaire Salvation Army Church.

       Frederick C. Vannest, 83, of Route 2, Trough Run, Bellaire, died Tuesday evening, November 19, 1974, as a result of an automobile accident near Bellaire.

       He was born in West Virginia, January 4, 1891, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Minder Vannest.

       Mr. Vannest was a member of the Bellaire Salvation Army Church, and a retired coal miner.

       Preceded in death by his wife, Amelia, on Monday, he is survived by one brother, William Vannest, of Bellaire, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth V. Wilson, of Martins Ferry.

       Combined services for Mr. and Mrs. Vannest were held Thursday morning, November 21st, at ten o’clock, in the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, at Bellaire, with Lt. Clyde Jones officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery, Bellaire.

 

Vess, Emery E. Vess

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1947

       Funeral services for Emery E. Vess, 73, of 12188 Sinclair Street, S. W., Massillon (Moffitt Heights), who died Friday, May 31, 1974, in the Massillon City Hospital after a long illness, were held Monday afternoon, June 3rd, at one o’clock, in the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hollinger Funeral Home, Massillon. The Rev. Bruce D. Cummons, D. D., pastor of Massillon Baptist Temple, officiated. Interment was in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

       Mr. Vess was the owner-operator of the E. E. Vess Co., a gas and oil drilling company, for the past twenty-five years. He was born at Graysville, Monroe County, and resided in Massillon for forty—[ remainder of obituary was missing]

 

Waggle, Bruce A. Waggle

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 26, 1974

       Bruce A. Waggle, 19, of Barnesville was dead on arrival at Barnesville Hospital at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23rd, as a result of injuries in an accident at Allison Mine of Beallsville.

       He was born November 18, 1954, in Barnesville, a son of John and Virginia Bunting Waggle. He graduated from Barnesville High School in 1973 and was a student at Youngstown State University. He attended Somerton Church of Christ.

       Surviving are his parents of Barnesville; a sister, Susan Waggle, of the home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elmer Bunting, of Barnesville, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Wayne Waggle of Barnesville.

       Services were held this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home, Barnesville. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery.

 

Wagner, Dale O. Wagner

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Dale O. Wagner, 71, of 1246 Eastman Street, Zanesville, a retired motor inspector for Armco Steel Corporation, Zanesville, died Friday evening, August 16, 1974, at 7:05 o’clock, in University Hospital at Columbus, where he had been a patient three weeks.

       He was born September 30, 1902, in Washington County.

       Mr. Wagner was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Zanesville, and Armco Veterans Club.

       Surviving are his wife, Clotilda Archer Wagner, formerly of Lewisville; four daughters, Mrs. Blane (Rita) Warren, of Zanesville; Mrs. Glen (Marguerite) Mangin, of East Fultonham; Mrs. Gerald (Mary) Ellis, of Gahanna, and Mrs. Ray (JoAnn) Andrews, of Zanesville; three sons, James Wagner, of Chillicothe; John William Wagner, and David Dale Wagner, of Zanesville; one brother, Art Wagner, of Zanesville; twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

       Services were held Monday morning at ten o’clock in St. Thomas Church, Zanesville. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Zanesville.

       The Rosary was recited at 8:30 o’clock Sunday evening at the Hillis Funeral Home, Zanesville.

 

Wallace, Helen Louise Wallace nee Ankrom

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. Helen Louise Wallace, 55, of Route 1, Shadyside, died early Sunday morning, April 7, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       She was born in West Virginia, May 10, 1918, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Sadie Bell Flanagan Ankrom.

       Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Powhatan Church of the Nazarene; Eastern Star Chapter No. 489, Powhatan, and Powhatan American Legion Auxiliary.

       Surviving are her husband, George Wallace; one son, George B. Wallace, of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Phillips, of Powhatan; Mrs. Naomi Miramont, of Shadyside, and Mrs. Anna Louise McMahon, of Phoenix, Arizona; three brothers, Harry Ankrom, of Benwood; Robert Ankrom, of Boggs Run, and Albertus Ankrom, of McMechen, and thirteen grandchildren.

       Services were held Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock in the Gibson-Bauknecht Funeral Home, at Powhatan, with Rev. John Congleton officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery.

 

Wallenfelsz, Edwin D. Wallenfelsz

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       Memorial services were held Wednesday evening, Sept. 25th, for Edwin Dale (Red) Wallenfelsz, 61, a former resident of the Dalzell, Washington County, area, who died Monday, Sept. 23, 1974, in a Manitowoc, Wisconsin, hospital after suffering a coronary September 17th while at work.

       Mr. Wallenfelsz was born October 26, 1912, near Dalzell, Washington County, Ohio, a son of the late Louis and Anna Stryker Wallenfelsz, and spent his early life on a farm in Liberty Township, Washington County.

       He graduated from Elk Rural High School, Noble County, in 1929, and worked for White House Milk Co., West Bend, Wisconsin. At the time of his death, he was employed as manager of procurement for Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., Manitowoc.

       Mr. Wallenfelsz was an active member of Holy Innocence Catholic Church, in which the memorial service was conducted.

       In November, 1940, he married Florrette Krell, who survives with two sons, Fr. Scott Daniel Wallenfelsz, of Milwaukee, and David Lawrence Wallenfelsz, of Manitowoc. One brother, Harold G. Wallenfelsz, of West Bend, Wisconsin, and one sister, Mrs. Lloyd B. Hendershot, of Reno, Ohio, also survive.

       He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

 

Walters, Ann E. Walters

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 27, 1974

       Ann E. Sauer Walters, 86, Corona, California, formerly of Colerain, died June 11, 1996 at the Corona Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1910 in Pomeroy, a daughter of the late Amil and Maggie Sauer.

       She was a retired nurse of the Martins Ferry Hospital.

       Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Virginia Lynn) Benline, Corona; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

       In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Walters; three brothers; three sisters.

       There was no visitation. Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove. Arrangements by Rush Funeral Home, Sardis.

      

Weber, Richard T. Weber

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 14, 1974

       In devoting memory of my dad, Richard T. Weber, who passed away suddenly one year ago, February 12, 1973.

              One never knows why what happens does,

              We wish we could only bring back what was,

              Only God knows best and why

              You went away without saying goodbye.

       Forever missed by daughter, Mrs. Sandra J. Bowen, and grandchildren, Jeanna, Jill, Rob and Clint.

 

Warner, William F. Warner

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 3, 1974

       William F. Warner, 90, of Caldwell, Route 1, died Friday morning, Sept. 27, 1974, at six o’clock in Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, after an extended illness. He was the last survivor of a family of ten children.

       Born February 9, 1884, in Noble County, he was born a son of the late John and Barbara Kress Warner.

       Mr. Warner was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Carlisle.

       Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

       A funeral Mass was held Monday morning at ten o’clock in St. Michael’s Church, Carlisle, with Rev. Lawrence Luciana officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery, with the Brubach Funeral Home of Summerfield in charge.

 

Weber, Edith Weber

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 11, 1974

       Miss Edith Weber, 64, of Center Street, Woodsfield, died Thursday evening, April 4, 1974, at her home after an extended illness.

       She was born at Woodsfield, September 9, 1909, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Matilda Tisher Weber.

       Miss Weber was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodsfield.

       Surviving are three sisters, Miss Clara Weber, Mrs. A. W. (Viola) Henning and Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Weber, all of Woodsfield; four brothers, Leighton Weber, of Woodsfield; Philip Weber, of Zanesville; Raymond Weber and Urban (Midge) Weber, of Woodsfield; one aunt, Mrs. Catherine Weber, of Lewisville, Route, and several nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Boyd Burd officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Weber, Eugene Weber

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       In loving memory of our dear husband, dad, grandpa, and son, Eugene Weber, who went to be with his Lord one year ago, November 25, 1973. As I read II Corinthians 5:1-10 I am encouraged to rewrite these lines.

 

Weber, Jean Weber nee Westerman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 1974

       Mrs. Urban (Jean) Westerman Weber, 52, of 218 Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, died Tuesday morning, April 2, 1974 at 6:30 o’clock, at Marietta Memorial Hospital following a several weeks illness.

       She was born August 18, 1921, the daughter of the late Edward and Ethel Little Westerman.

       Mrs. Weber was a member of the Woodsfield Presbyterian Church, the Ecila Circle of the church, and a charter member of the V. F. W. Auxiliary No. 5303 of Woodsfield.

       Surviving are her husband, Urban (Midge) Weber; two sons, William Weber and Edwin Weber, of Woodsfield, and three grandchildren.

       Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home after two o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

       Funeral services will be held in their chapel on Friday afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. Boyd Burd officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

       The V. F. W. Auxiliary will hold services on Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock at the funeral home.

 

Weekley, Anna Cathryn Weekley nee Taylor

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1974

       Mrs. Anna Cathryn Weekley, 91, of Route 1, National Road West, St. Clairsville, died Thursday morning, August 15, 1974, at the Ohio Valley General Hospital in Wheeling.

       She was born February 24, 1883, at Armstrongs Mills, the daughter of the late John R. and Judy Graham Taylor.

       Mrs. Weekley was a member of the Thoburn United Methodist Church, St. Clairsville, a past member of the choir of the church and the McKelvey class.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Geraldine) Lantz, of St. Clairsville, and Mrs. Thomas LaNelle Wheeldin, of Beckley, W. Va.; one son, John D. Weekley, of Spring City, Tennessee; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Weekley, in 1930, and one son, Donald.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the Toothman Funeral Home at St. Clairsville, with Dr. Karl Wilson officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery, Centerville.

 

Westbrook, Orie Westbrook

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 17, 1974

       Orie Westbrook, 66, of Alma, W. Va., died on Friday, October 4, 1974, in University Hospital at Morgantown, West Virginia.

       He was born in 1907 in Independence Township, Washington County, a son of George and Stella Matheny Westbrook.

       Mr. Westbrook was a member of the Church of Christ at Dale, W. Va. He was a retired employe of the Quaker State Oil Co.

       Surviving are his wife, Anna Eddy Westbrook; four sons. Lawrence Westbrook, of Waverly, W. Va.; John Westbrook, of Middlebourne, W. Va.; James Westbrook, of Alma, and Charles Westbrook, of Friendly, W. Va.; one daughter, Mrs. George (Mary) Cochran, of New Matamoras; two brothers, George Westbrook, of Mogadore, and Edward Westbrook, of Marietta; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Dial, of Rockwell, Texas; Mrs. Mary Holden, of Canton, Mrs. Eva Taylor, of Kent, and Mrs. Ethel Lint, of Navarre.

       One son preceded him in death.

       Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, October 7th, at one o’clock in the Furbee Funeral Home at Alma. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Eddy Ridge, New Matamoras.

 

Weyrick, Walter J. Weyrick

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Walter J. Weyrick, 70, of 1922 Manchester Road, Akron, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 1974.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maysell Fromm, of Akron, and Mrs. Jennie Baol, of Paducah, Kentucky; two sons, Donald R. Weyrick, of Los Angeles, California, and Jacob K. Weyrick, of Akron; two half-brothers, Eugene Weyrick, of Woodsfield, and Cyrus Weyrick, of Akron; six grandchildren; two step-sons, James Davis, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, and Dale Davis, of Akron; two step-daughters, Mrs. Nancy Hafer, of Barberton; Mrs. Rose Shamblin, of Akron; and seven step-grandchildren.    

       Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 14th, at one o’clock, in the Prentice Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Paul D. Outland officiating. Interment was in Lakewood Cemetery.

 

Whitacre, Foster E. Whitacre

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 2, 1974

       Foster E. Whitacre, 84, of Chesterhill, died Thursday morning, April 25, 1974, at 12:30 o’clock, at his home following a lengthy illness.

       He was born at Graysville, December 3, 1889, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aglon Whitacre.

       Mr. Whitacre was a retired school teacher, and taught at John Marshall High School in Cleveland for many years.

       He was married in 1915 to Lucille Milhoan, who died in 1951. Mr. Whitacre married Lorene Milhoan in 1954. She died in February this year.

       Surviving are one son, Foster E. Whitacre, Jr., of Farmington, Michigan; one step-son, William Borah, in California; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Dr. A. H. Whitacre, of Chesterhill, and two sisters, Miss Nina Whitacre, of Chesterhill, and M

Mrs. Ray (Ruby) Morrison, of Sycamore Valley.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Stone Funeral Home at Chesterhill. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville.

 

Wickes, John F. Wickes

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       John F. Wickes, 68, of Hannibal, died Monday afternoon, January 14, 1974, in Bellaire City Hospital.

       He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., November 21, 1905, a son of the late Fred and Louella Hoskins Wickes.

       Mr. Wickes was a retired iron worker and a member of Iron Workers Local 549 at Wheeling.

       Surviving are his wife, Virginia Potts Wickes; two sons, Gene Wickes and Jerry Wickes, of Hannibal; one daughter, Mrs. Janet Clegg, of Hannibal; and one sister, Mrs. Kathryn Smittle, of Washington D.C.

       He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Duane, and one daughter, Jo Ann.

       Services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Rush Funeral Home at Clarington, with Evangelist William Butterfield officiating. Burial was in Emma Grove Cemetery.

 

Williams, Gorton Ottmer Williams

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 29, 1974

       Gorton Ottmer Williams, 61, of Graysville, Ohio, died Friday, August 9, 1974, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born November 12, 1912 near Graysville, a son of Levi T. Williams and Loretta Pearl Edington Williams.

       Mr. Williams was a graduate of Graysville High School in 1931.

       On February 3, 1934, he was united in marriage to Beulah Virginia Nieb who survives with four children; William Dale Williams, of Graysville; Ray Neil Williams, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Handschumacher, of new Matamoras, and Mrs. Jimmie (Kathryn) Mowder, of Columbia, Maryland. There are thirteen grandchildren.

       Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Harmon, of Bluffton; Mrs. Opal Ring, of Graysville; Mrs. Grethel Cline, of Mount Vernon; and Mrs. Dorothy Winland, of Woodsfield, and many nieces and nephews.

       Preceding Gorton in death were his mother and father; two brothers, Luther and Glenn, and one sister, Mrs. Murl Harmon.

       Gorton was a retired employee of Olin Mathieson Corp., Hannibal. He was a member of Woodsfield Lodge No. 338, Knights of Pythias; Graysville Grange No. 2681; a seventh degree member. For many years he served Monroe County as Grand Deputy. He was a past school board member of the Monroe County Fair Board, the Southeastern Ohio Pony Racing Association, and a member of the Graysville United Methodist Church. He was, also, active and participated in many other community activities.

       Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, August 12th, at two o’clock in the Bauer and Turner Chapel, Woodsfield, with Rev. Larry Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

       Card of Thanks—Our sincere thanks to everyone for the kindness and love shown us at the time of death and the long illness of our beloved husband and father. Special thanks to everyone for their floral offerings, expressions of sympathy, cards and food; Rev. Huddleston for his comforting words; Rev. Burd, Rev. Mills; Rev. Clark; Rev. Gilson and Rev. Woodyard for their prayers and visits at the hospital; and the efficient service of the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home. Your kindness will always be remembered. May God bless each and everyone.

THE GORTON WILLIAMS FAMILY

 

Williamson, Rena Williamson nee Robinson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 18, 1974

       Mrs. Rena Williamson, 80, of Steubenville, Ohio, formerly of Woodsfield, died Monday evening, April 15, 1974, in St. John’s Medical Center, Steubenville, after an extended illness.

       She was born June 22, 1893, at Parkersburg, West Virginia, a daughter of the late David and Alice Stuart Robinson.

       Mrs. Williamson was a member of the Woodsfield United Methodist Church.

       Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Chester (Leora) Friebe, of Steubenville; two sons, Charles Williamson, of East Liverpool, and Ted Williamson, of Covina, California; one sister, Mrs. Roger Miller, of Barberton; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Her husband, Harry Williamson, preceded her in death April 6, 1954.

Friends were received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home after seven o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

Services were held in their chapel Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. George Bender officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

Winter, Lena Winter

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 9, 1974

       In loving memory of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Mrs. Lena Winter, who passed away one year ago, May 7, 1973.

              Oh, how we miss you, Mother,

              As the days go fleeting by,

              Home is not a home without you, Mother,

              As we enter it with a sigh.

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              They say time heals everything

              But it just isn’t true,

              The longer you are gone

              The more we miss you.

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              We think of you in silence,

              No eyes can see us weep,

              But still within our aching hearts

              Your memory we shall keep.

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              There is a love that comforts,

              Yes, there is a light that leads,

              And there sure is a heavenly Father

              Who understands our lonely needs.

                      CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

 

Wohnhas, Harry Wohnhas

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 28, 1974

       Harry Wohnhas, 75, of Bridgeport, died Monday morning, November 18, 1974, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Chillicothe.

       He was born at Sardis, July 14, 1899, a son of the late John W. and Nettie Baker Wohnhas.

       Mr. Wohnhas was a veteran of World War II, and a retired employe of Wheeling-Pittsburg Steel Corp.

       Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Orin (Almeda) Bayes, of Sardis; Mrs. Homer (Gladys) Stalder, and Mrs. Jack (Joscelyne) Eden, of Martins Ferry, and two brothers, Albert Wohnhas, of Cleveland and Bernard Wohnhas, of Sardis.

       Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the Rush Funeral Home at Sardis, with Minister Dillon Bayes officiating. Burial was in West Union cemetery, Sardis.

 

Zelick, Eleanor Zelick nee Gibson

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 24, 1974

       Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor L. Zelick, 53, of San Gabriel, California, formerly of Barnesville, were held Friday afternoon, January 11th, at one o’clock in the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home at Barnesville, with Rev. John Reardon officiating. Burial was in Southern Cemetery, Barnesville.

       Mrs. Zelick died Monday evening, January 7, 1974, at her home.

       Born in Barnesville, December 24, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Toland and Mary Slevin Gibson. She was a Catholic by faith.

       Surviving are her husband, Joe Zelick; one brother, Joseph Gibson, of Barnesville, and three sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Miles, of Barnesville; Mrs. Margaret Milhoan, of Summerfield, and Mrs. Sarah Trimmer of Cadiz.

 

Zerger, Sylvia Zerger nee Mowder

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 12, 1974

       Mrs. Sylvia Zerger, 75, of 100 North Sycamore Street, Woodsfield, died Monday morning, December 9, 1974, at four o’clock, at her home. She had been in failing health for some time.

       Born near Woodsfield, April 2, 1899, she was a daughter of the late John and Eliza Yoss Mowder.

       Mrs. Zerger was a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, and a 52-year member of the Mizpah Class of the church. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters and the American Legion Auxiliary.

       Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris Williams, of Columbus, and Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Roth of the home; one son, Herman F. Zerger, Jr., of Woodsfield; three grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. R. O. (Golda) Roth, of Estes Park, Colorado.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Zerger, Sr., in 1957, and three brothers.

       Friends were received at the Michener Funeral Home where services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. George Bender, a former pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

 

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